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HEADLINER – Dec. 11
Mr. President. Friday at a rally in Pensacola, FL not too far from Alabama, the president once again threw his support for Alabama senate candidate Roy Moore who is running against Doug Jones in a special election to fill Jeff Sessions’ seat. The other senator from Alabama, Republican Richard Shelby, says he couldn’t vote for Moore though the president has recoded robocalls for him. The election will take place Tuesday. Does the president actually consume 12 cans of Diet coke daily? A New York Times profile says so and finally, US Ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, said on Sunday’sCBS’s Face the Nation that any woman who has felt violated or mistreated by a man has every right to speak up, even if it is the president. This as three women who have accused the president sexual harassment plan to appear on Megan Kelly’s show on Monday….Read more
• The video of student Keaton Jones has gone viral and with that many celebrities are showing their support. In a video, recorded by his mom, Keaton can be seen quite emotional speaking about the bullying he receives at school and speaking about how it makes him feel. Teary eyed Keaton tells him mom ‘They make fun of my nose. They call me ugly. They say I have no friends.’ He goes on to say, ‘People that are different, don’t need to be criticized about it. It’s not their fault. If you are made fun of just don’t let it bother you. Stay strong I guess. It’s hard.’ The video has received over 16million views on Facebook and celebs including Chris Evans, UFC’s Dana White, Mark Ruffalo, Demi Lovato, Katy Perry have all tweeted him support and even invited him on trips.
• In Chicago news: The Chicago Police Department now has the the largest deployment of body cameras amongst offices in the county with every Chicago patrol officer now equipped with one.
• Over The Weekend: Serial killer Todd Kohlhepp, in a prison letter sent to the Spartanburg Herald-Journal wrote, “Yes there is more than seven.”In May, Kohlhepp pleaded guilty to avoid the death penalty and was sentenced to seven lifetimes in prison, plus 60 years. Comedian Hannibal Burress, who was born in Chicago was arrested in Miami over the weekend for public intoxication and disorderly conduct. He is scheduled to perform in Chicago on the 29th with Thundercat Plus Dj Tony Trimm. A part-time teacher, Telma Boinville, was found beaten to death and her daughter tied up in a Hawaii vacation property that she was a house cleaner for. A man and woman have been arrested on suspicion of killing her and they are in custody. California’s wildfires are still blazing and the largest and most destructive of the wildfires shows no sign of cooling down celebs including Rob Lowe, Ellen DeGeneres, Chelsea Handler all tweeted they were evacuating. It’s now becoming the fifth-largest in the state’s history and sparked new evacuations in towns as far north as Santa Barbara. Rhonda Young is the hero we didn’t know we needed until she said ‘We on the scene of this b***h’
• Awards season is right around the corner and to kick off the major noms announcement is the Golden Globes. The 75th annual Golden Globe Awards nominations will be presented today (Monday) by Alfre Woodard, Garrett Hedlund, Kristen Bell, and Sharon Stone from the Beverly Hilton Hotel at 5:15 a.m. PT/8:15 a.m. ET. It will air on NBC but you can watch the livestream here. Golden Globes will air on NBC from the Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles on Jan. 7.
• Star Wars: The Last Jedi held its world premiere party Saturday in Los Angeles ahead of what’s being predicted as a blockbuster opening in theaters. The late Carrie Fisher was honored with an emotional tribute at the end of the film. Some of the things to know is that Luke Skywalker is back and new characters added. Though reviews of the movie is embargoed until9 a.m. Tuesday, according to Variety, some of the early reactions from those that have seen it is very positive. Star Wars: The Last Jedi opens December 15.
• Creatures of the Wind, the Ikram championed, Vogue approved fashion brand founded by School of the Art Institute of Chicago alums Shane Gabier and Chris Peters announced they are nixing runway shows and will instead work with retailers on small capsule collections and special projects. Macy’s Executive Chairman Terry Lungren will retire in January 2018 from the board of directors completing the leadership transition announced in 2016.
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