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HEADLINER – Oct. 5
Manhattan murder suicide. Two people are reportedly dead at a construction site on Manhattan’s Upper West Side and its being investigated as a murder suicide. The incident, which happened Thursday morning involved a former employee (the gunman) who opened fire on his foreman on the 39th floor of the building which is on West 59th Street between 11th Avenue and the Joe DiMaggio highway. Story is developing….Read more
• Nashoba Brook Bakery, a West Concord, Massachusetts-based baker and wholesaler caught the eye of the FDA recently with a peculiar ingredient listing on their product. You see, Nashoba Granola label lists ingredient ‘Love,’ but according to a letter sent to them by the FDA “‘Love’ is not a common or usual name of an ingredient, and is considered to be intervening material because it is not part of the common or usual name of the ingredient.” It’s like trying to pay your bills with passion and exposure, not happening.
• In Chicago news: Wu-Tang Clan’s C.R.E.A.M (Cash, Rules, Everything, Around, Me) is the theme song of Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle’s beleaguered beverage tax. During a press conference Wednesday, according to SunTimes she said “We chose as a revenue generator a sweetened beverage tax, which had been enacted around the country, both for the revenue and for the health benefits,” she said. “But first and foremost, for the revenue.” Gubernatorial candidate J.B Prtizker is getting personal with a new ad and Shia Kapos has the story behind it. Lastly, Lala Anthony, who launched her Lala Denim Collection with Lord & Taylor last month, will be in the Chicago area Saturday for in-store appearance. Get details and how to win $100 gift card.
• Could the massacre that took place at Las Vegas’ Rt 91 Harvest Music festival actually have taken place earlier in Chicago? Reports are stating the gunman, booked 2 rooms at the Blackstone hotel which overlooks Grant Park where Lolla takes place. According to TMZ, he booked one room for August 1, 2017, 2 days before the August 3 kickoff; then booked a second room for an August 3 arrival. Both rooms had an August 6 checkout though he never showed up. Some are also saying due to the extensive nature of carnage, he might have had helped and his GF is stating she knew nothing about his plans.
• Teresa (Tree-sah) Guidice is coming out with a new book and throwing her husband Joe under the bus. The Real Housewives of New Jersey star’s new memoir, Standing Strong, in it she gets candid and talks about how Joe, who is serving a 41-month sentence, made a mess of things mainly their finances and blames him for her not having enough time with her mother before she passed away.
• Former Glee actor Mark Selling has pled guilty to one felony count of possession of child pornography involving a prepubescent minor and faces four to seven years in prison, with 20 years supervised release. Salling was first arrested for possession of child pornography in December 2015. Mark will also be required to pay $50,000 to each victim as well as having to enter treatment for sex offenders upon his release from prison.
• A Barcelona based social commerce app 21Buttons, founded in 2015, that lets fashion influencers share their wardrobe, has closed $10 million in Series A funding. Stella McCartney is being taken to task over her latest collection where she uses Dutch Wax print known as ankara and featuring no African models. The largest adidas Originals flagship store globally will open its doors to customers today in Wicker Park; BJ The Chicago Kid performed at the preview opening last night. Is former Vogue UK EIC Alexandra Shulman taking a swipe at new EIC Edward Enninful? She recently wrote an op-ed for BOF titled “what makes a great magazine editor?” in which she talks about a new guard of editors who she said were no longer magazine journalists but instead “celebrities or fashion personalities with substantial social media followings.” Lastly in fashion news, few more details on that Chicago Gucci store lawsuit is coming out. According to WWD, Chanel Falasco is suing Gucci for $10M after an EEOC investigation concluded there’s cause to believe she was discriminated against due to her sex. She alleges assistant store manager identified as “Byrne” frequently made “flirtatious overtures and sexually suggestive comments” to her. The tea: he’s Shawn Byrne and he began working at the Gucci store in Coral Gables in 2015, moved on to Saint Laurent as store director; no longer living in Chicago).
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