Hotness In The News Wednesday Jan. 7

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 “Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy.”
― Norman Vincent Peale

CHICAGO NEWS

It’s cold, cold, cold Chicago but this new upcoming revolving restaurant concept from master restaurateur Rich Melman is the hot buzz of the town. Tickets for Intro (2300 N. Lincoln Park West), which will be replacing L2O, is on sale now and the restaurant will open Feb. 4 with former “Top Chef” contestant C.J. Jacobson at the helm. The chefs will remain at Intro for two-three months at a time. [DNA INFO]

NATIONAL NEWS

Hundreds of patients of the VA medical center in El Paso, Texas will be questioned as authorities look for witnesses to a shooting that left one person and the gunman dead Tuesday afternoon. The FBI is leading the investigation. The El Paso clinic came under scrutiny last year after a federal audit showed it had some of the nation’s longest wait times for veterans trying to see a doctor for the first time.  [ABC NEWS]

Blago should have hired his lawyers. Ex Virgina governor Robert F. McDonnell was sentenced to only two years in prison and he will become the first Virginia governor to go to prison. Prosecutors had sought a 6 1/2 -year prison term, and sentencing guidelines called for as many as eight years and one month.[WASHINGTON POST]

WORLD NEWS

As many as 12 people have been killed and 10 presumed wounded when  two masked gunmen ambushed the offices of  French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo.  The story is still developing.  [NY TIMES]

SPORTS

The late Stuart Scott’s funeral arrangements is set with a public viewing taking place Friday, January 9 from 4-8pm at Providence Baptist Church on Glenwood Avenue in Raleigh. The funeral will be held at the same church Saturday, January 10 at 11 a.m. Burial will follow at Raleigh Memorial Park. [WFMY NEWS]

BUSINESS

Thats’s a crunch! McDonald’s Japan has apologized to customers for recent food and product safety issues one diner found found a 4 cm strip of vinyl in a Chicken McNugget,  a human tooth was found in a customer’s french fry in August, while a child in December cut his mouth on a piece of plastic that was in a chocolate sundae. McDonalds is also suffering shortage of french fries in Venezuela. [REUTERS]

Monster founder Noel Lee is suing Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine of Beats Electronics, which was acquired last year by Apple for $3 billion, for orchestrating a fraudulent “change of control” after HTC Corp. took a 51 percent stake in the company and alleged that Beats electronics pirated Monster LLC’s engineering. [BLOOMBERG]

CELEBRITIES

A lot of Benedict Cumberbatch’s “Cumberbitches” (their term not ours) will be gasping for air when they find out that he is expecting his first child with fiancé Sophie Hunter who Page Six reports is pregnant. He broke a lot of hearts when his engagement announcement appeared in the Times of London late last year. He is nominated for a Golden Globes for his role in “The Imitation Game.” [PAGE SIX]

FASHION

Heidi Klum has been named the 30th anniversary ambassador of Macy’s INC International Concepts along with male model Gabriel Aubrey (Halle Berry’s ex). Photographer Walter Chin shot the campaign that will break next month in March magazines. [WWD]

LOOK OF THE DAY

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