Happy Friday, and thanks for reading The Daily Courant, presenting the latest top journalism from Puck.
Today, we lead with Matt Belloni’s exclusive story of a music industry “betrayal”: How dozens of top touring acts allegedly pocketed $70 million in pandemic grants, and why music agents are now suing to take their cut.
Plus, below the fold: Tara Palmeri dishes on Hakeem Jeffries’ anti-Squad campaign insurance policy and Mike Pompeo’s third-party flirtations. Jonathan Handel explains how Iger’s return to Disney could preempt a labor war. Then Dylan Byers joins Peter Hamby to discuss CNN’s green room massacre—whether it’s overblown, overdue, or just the natural order of things.