Hotness In The News Tuesday September 16

Hotness in the News brought to you by SociaLifeChicago is your daily intel for quick news stories to keep you up on what’s going on in Chicago and the world, with sports some celebrity and fashion news and our ‘Look of The Day.’ Skip the small talk and have something substantial to say.

I was jealous and I wanted some of the credit… I tried to take credit for it later because [Williams] wrote the whole thing pretty much by himself and I was envious of that,I was high on Vicodin and alcohol when I showed up at the studio.” -Singer Robin Thicke on his hit “Blurred Lines” during a legal deposition

CHICAGO NEWS

To celebrate 65 years, Garrett Popcorn will be offering $.65 bags of of the “Garrett Mix” which was formerly the “Chicago Mix.”The promotion lasts until Friday from from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m, Each customer is limited to one anniversary bag per day which is “holds almost four cups of Garrett Mix.” [DNA INFO]

NATIONAL NEWS

President Barack Obama is expected to send 3,000 troops to West Africa to help build treatment centers and coordinate treatment of the spreading Ebola disease. This comes a week after The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation committed $50million, the largest financial donation to combat the crisis. [WHITEHOUSE]

WORLD NEWS

This doesn’t look good for David Cameron, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. In 2 days, a landmark vote referendum would decide if Scotland remains part of the Union or secedes. Along with the Prime Minister, coalition partner Nick Clegg of the Liberal Democrats and Labour leader Ed Miliband have joined forces to beg Scotland to stay. [CNN]

SPORTS

The NFL’s image is really taking a beating and they are saving face by hiring 3 domestic violence senior advisors who will help shape its policies. In addition to the lax domesti violence stance, Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson’s child abuse case has caused the Vikings to lose, albeit temporarily, sponsor Radisson Hotels [USA TODAY]

BUSINESS

A new rocket engine is in the works and the companies behind it may surprise you. Chicago headquartered Boeing is teaming up with Lockheed Martin and Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin to build what would replace Russian-built RD-180 that powers ULA’s heavy-lift Atlas 5 rockets, which are used to launch many U.S. military and spy satellites. An annoucement is to come Wednesday. [REUTERS]
It sure doesn’t look good for Sears, a week after one of it’s former companies Land’s End reported satisfactory gains, Sears was given a short term $400 million loan through the hedge fund owned by it’s CEO Edward Lampert. [CRAIN’S CHICAGO]

CELEBRITIES

The MTV Europe Music Awards nominations have been announced with Kay Perry leading with seven nominations. Ariana Grande has six, Pharrell & 5 Seconds of Summer have five have five noms. [THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER]

FASHION

Designer Osman, will debut a capsule collection for mega e-tailer Amazon at a show this morning. The collection, which will available by November will consist of a “Little black dress,” a unisex tuxedo jacket, a unisex knit, and a statement necklace. “The pieces are a fun take on my mainline collection, still nodding to an architectural aesthetic, strong clean lines and an emphasis on cut,” said the designer. “I’m excited to offer unisex items, along with jewellery, which is a first for me and all at an accessible price-point.” [VOGUE UK]

Chicago billionaire Joe Mansueto’s Fast Company is teaming up with fashion group Kering to launch Kering Talks starting Sept. 23 with Senator Kirsten Gillibrand. It’s slated to happen every 2 months, for now. “We wanted to have an opportunity to have very intimate conversations with thought leaders about different subjects and topics. We wanted to have an opportunity to have very intimate conversations with thought leaders about different subjects and topics.” said Laurent Claquin, head of Kering Americas. [WWD]

LOOK OF THE DAY

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