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• The U.N. Working Group on Arbitrary Detention ruled that Julian Assange should be allowed to go free from the Ecuadorian embassy in London and awarded compensation for his arbitrary detention. Assange speaking by video link urged authorities to abide by the decision and lift orders for his arrest and extradition to Sweden….
• A Missouri couple linked to a series of robberies and abductions across the South, on the run, were involved in a shootout with authorities that left the man, Blake Fitzgerald dead and the woman Brittany Nicole Harper injured…
• Now that Michael Ferro has taken ownership in Tribune Publishing by paying $44.4million to become its largest shareholder, what does it mean for the city’s other newspaper? Time will tell, but the Ferro deal comes less than two weeks before a deadline to submit initial bids to purchase Freedom media, according to some reports …
• Pharmabro Martin Shkreli appeared before the U.S. House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform but was allowed to leave early after he repeatedly pled the fifth and later tweeting “Hard to accept that these imbeciles represent the people in our government.” Classy guy eh?
Earth Wind & Fire co-founder Maurice White has passed at the age of 74 after a long battle with Parkinson’s…Heavy metal supergroup, The Hollywood Vampires, which includes Johnny Depp, Aerosmith’s Joe Perry, Guns N’ Roses’ Duff McKagan and Alice Cooper will perform at the Grammys…Former MTV Real World/Road Rules Challenge host and BMX legend Dave Mirra, 41, was found dead of an apparent suicide…Crowned the queen of snapchat by Playboy, 34 year-old Katie May a model and former PR for Dolce & Gabbana has died after suffering a stroke…Zoolander 2 held its London premiere last night and setting record for using the world’s longest selfie stick.
Direct to consumer is the name of the game now and Burberry is getting in the mix, announcing changes to its current fashion-show model by hosting only two seasonless collections a year and making the items available for purchase immediately after it goes down the runway, instores and online. Burberry’s creative director Christopher Bailey said “The changes we are making will allow us to build a closer connection between the experience that we create with our runway shows and the moment when people can physically explore the collections for themselves…this is the latest step in a creative process that will continue to evolve.”…For luxury shopping site Moda Operandi’s fifth anniversary, Christian Louboutin will make its site debut with two limited edition celestial-inspired shoes…Former Z Zegna creative director, Alessandro Sartori, who left his post at Berluti earlier this week, has been named the new artistic director at the Ermenegildo Zegna Group.
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