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HEADLINER – Oct. 31
Indictment Monday aftermath. As the Monday morning news cycle was gearing up, the news that Paul Manafort was on his way to turn himself in to the feds got the day going and then the name George Papadopoulos was being thrown all about and #IndictmentMonday took over social media. It was a packed news day so let’s try to unpack some of what’s out there so far. George Papadopoulos, a Chicago suburb native and DePaul alum, was the former Trump campaign policy adviser who admits he lied to the FBI about his contacts with Russians during last year’s presidential race. Though his role with the campaign is now being downplayed by the WH, he was in touch with an unnamed professor of diplomacy based in London that claimed to have dirt on Clinton. WH is emphasizing these charges does not mean there was collusion. Manafort’s lavish spending has been detailed in the indictment…Read more
• Spain’s central government is calling for a snap election after Madrid took control of Catalonia. Catalonia, led by Carles Puigdemont, who’s now fled to Belgium though not for asylum (ya ok), was pushing for independence. The independence referendum began Oct. 1 and it was declared illegal by Spanish courts.
• In Chicago news: Chance the Rapper will host Saturday Night Live on Nov. 18 with musical guest Eminem. Abbot, SpotHero, BallotReady, Lisa were some of the winners of the 2017 Chicago Innovation award which took place Monday at Harris Theater. Chris Fusco, a 17-year veteran of the Chicago Sun-Times, who’s been serving as acting editor since August has been named the new Editor in Chief of the Sun Times.
• The $999 iPhone X first set of reviews (unlike that one by the engineer’s daughter) is out and it’s positive. Though the edge to edge design is new to iPhone users, its been a feature on Samsung devices for a few different phones now. The 10th anniversary iPhone X is said to be shaking up mobile devices to come.
• J-Rod aka Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez are on the cover of December’s Vanity Fair in which the “new couple discuss everything from their nerve-racking first date to the “reveals” that forged their bond.” Speaking of magazines, Glamour magazine has named Solange, Nicole Kidman, Congresswoman Maxine Waters, Gigi Hadid, Samantha Bee, Patty Jenkins (Wonder Woman director), Peggy Whitson, Maria Grazia Chiuri, Muzoon Almellehan, Women’s March organizers their 2017 Women of The Year.
• Another hollywood open secret is being aired post Harvey Weinstein scandal. Following Kevin Spacey’s apology statement yesterday, it seems that there are “more stories” yet to come out. Netflix announced it’s ending the hit show ‘House of Cards’ after this season though they did not make the decision in light of the recent allegation. Seth McFarlane has found himself in this as well, with a keen twitter user uploading an old Family Guy episode where Stewie was screaming that he escaped Kevin Spacey’s basement.
• The revolving door in today’s heritage fashion brands continue as Burberry announced chief creative officer and president Christopher Bailey will resign at the end of 2018. Bailey has been with Burberry, Britain’s largest luxury fashion brand, for 16 years serving as chief creative officer and CEO from 2014 until July of this year; he will remain president and chief creative officer until 31 March 2018. In other fashion news, Nicki Minaj will front H&M’s holiday ad campaign; remember the H&MxErdem collection will go on sale Nov. 2 you can view the entire lookbook here. Lastly, LulaRoe is facing a $1 billion class action lawsuit.
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