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Chicago Sky’s star guard and WNBA MVP Elena Delle Donne is repping Chicago in the new Nike campaign “Snow day” that shows Rob Gronkowski and Ndamukong Suh each leading a team of world-class athletes ahead of their Get Out Here Challenge encourage people to train and embrace winter weather.
VALEANT x PHILIDOR
Philidor Rx Services, under scrutiny for its business practices, will no longer have a business relationship with Valeant Pharmaceuticals and will shut down operations as soon as possible. This was the result of an ongoing investigation that found Philidor altered doctors’ prescriptions to collect more reimbursements from U.S. health insurers. Valeant said that it paid $100 million late last year for an option to buy Philidor for nothing at any time in the next 10 years. Express Scripts, CVS Health and OptumRx announced they too would stop paying for drugs dispensed by Philidor. Investor Bill Ackman’s Pershing Square Capital Management was Valeant’s third-largest shareholder. [BLOOMBERG]
NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” has endorsed Hillary Clinton. “The Clinton campaign will also announce that an additional 85 mayors from across the country will endorse her today.” On the Republican side, some are urging candidate Jeb Bush to drop from the race. Ted Cruz informed Fox news that his campaign has raised $1.1 million online since the debate.
62 year-old fugitive rapist Floyd Ray Cook was killed by police early Friday following a six-day manhunt…Shaker Aamer, a British resident who had been held as a war-on-terror captive as detainee #239 at Guantánamo or more than 13 years but was never charged with a crime and had been cleared for release since at least 2009, has finally been released…Chrome operating system, not the web browser, of Alphabet Inc.’s Google will be merged into its Android mobile operating system…Iranian-American executive Siamak Namazi, head of strategic planning at Crescent Petroleum Co., has been arrested as he was visiting relatives in Tehran from his home base in Dubai.
Ryan Murphy was honored last night by amfAR at their Inspiration Gala hosted by Gwyneth Paltrow. Lady Gaga did a 10-song set, Sharon Stone led the live auction, Julia Roberts presented him w the award that had guests Angela Bassett, Emma Roberts, Evan Peters, Lea Michele, Cheyenne Jackson, Chloe Sevigny, Jamie King, Dylan Penn, Billie Lourd, Sarah Paulson, Zendaya, Jamie Lee Curtis, Alessandra Ambrosio, Diane Kruger, Joshua Jackson, Sara Hyland, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and many more raising $3.1 million… Oprah Winfrey spoke with Entertainment Tonight about that whole “secret son” situation wanting to help him when she found out he and his family were stuck in the projects.
Following Alber Elbaz’s abrupt departure from Lanvin, the staff he left behind are asking for a face-to-face meeting in Paris with owner Shaw-Lan Wang…Journelle’s Founder and CEO Claire Chambers is leaving the company. The NY based lingerie store is set to open a Chicago outpost in Bucktown in November…W Magazine and Decoded Fashion’s inaugural Fashion Futures Awards named The RealReal, Rebecca Minkoff, Tory Burch and Snapchat as innovators in fashion and retail.
LOOK OF THE DAY
Angela Bassett; Joshua Jackson and Diane Kruger @ amFAR Gala
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