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“There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self.” ― Ernest Hemingway
• Just in time for the long memorial day weekend, the second phase of the Chicago river walk will open from Lasalle Dr. to Lakeshore.Vendors likepop-up tiki barIsland Party Hut will open Saturday [DNA INFO]
• Michelle-Lael Norsworthy, 51, convicted of second-degree murder in 1987 is serving a sentence of life with possibility of parole at a state prison for men just won federal court order for state-paid gender reassignment surgery. California’s Atty. Gen. Kamala Harris is challenging the order in the 9th Circuit Court of Appeal, arguing that drug therapy and prison counseling made surgery medically unnecessary and a stay to postpone surgery. Though she was denied in 2013, she is eligible for release per a parole board meeting so if the procedure is not performed in prison it can be still be done under California’s Medi-Cal-government-paid “gender-affirming” surgery. [LA TIMES]
• People in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones when they have skeletons in their closets. Josh Duggar, one of the many kids of Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar made famous on the TLC show 19 Kids and Counting apparently has some skeletons in his closet he recently had to own up to. Back around 2002, when he was a teenager, he was investigated for multiple sex offenses, including forcible fondling, against five minors and his parents were aware of it but waited a year to contact law enforcement. He has since resigned as Executive Director Family Research Council, one of the leading conservative groups fighting abortion and gay marriage among other causes and apologized via a statement. [USA TODAY]
• Builders working near Wembley stadium in London discovered a 50kg(100lb) unexploded World War II bomb forcing police to evacuate hundreds of homes within the area. The bombs were possibly dropped over London during Nazi bombing raids in the the early 1940s.[TELEGRAPH UK]
• UberPOP, Uber’s unlicensed taxi service, that allows drivers to use their private cars to offer rides to others at cheaper rates than traditional taxis (the US equivalent of UberX )has been hugely restricted in a decision backed by France’s highest administrative court. Fare restrictions that would have prevented Uber’s drivers from charging by the kilometer was rejected but indicating the location of near-by taxis to potential clients on their smart phones and their availability has been restricted. [REUTERS]
• The amFar gala in Cannes was the hot ticket with supermodels Jourdan Dunn, Joan Smalls, Karlie Kloss, Kendall Jenner, Lara Stone and Doutzen Kroes all partied and fundraised with Leonardo DiCaprio, Eva Longoria, Tom Ford, Adrien Brody,John C. Reilly and model Eva Herzigova at Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc raising $33.4 million total.
• Azzedine Alaïa’s fragrance(Alaïa Paris) launch party in Paris took place Thursday night with guests such as Lanvin’s creative director Alber Elbaz, Christophe Girard, Carla Bruni, nightclub impresario André Saraiva, artist Anish Kapoor. The fragrance was created with Beauté Prestige International with Marie Salamagne of Firmenich as the nose.[WWD]
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