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HEADLINER – Jan. 5
Fire & Fury. Author Michael Wolff’s new book “Fire and Fury” which is being released today rather than the initial publishing date of Jan. 9 in part due to a cease and desist letter received from the Trump’s lawyer is causing waves in the Trump Administration, the White House and of course making headlines. Excerpts released from the book so far has exposed some distressing claims from insiders including inflammatory comments from Steve Bannon. Speaking of Bannon, the billionaire backer of the campaign, media shy Rebekah Mercer has released a statement backing Trump. Wolff appeared on the Today show insisting he spoke with President Donald Trump on the record and calling the commander in chief “a man who has less credibility than, perhaps, anyone who has ever walked on earth.”….Read more
• Bomb Cyclone hit the east coast and its effects is being felt not just up north. Boston was hit with epic flooding as they brace for a cold snap this weekend. Cars were trapped on flooded streets as a record 3-foot tidal surge hit along most of the Massachusetts coastline. More than 1,400 flight cancellations and hundreds of delays, mostly in Boston and New York City.
• In Chicago news: Is mayor Emanuel forcing blacks in Chicago away from the city in a ‘strategic gentrification’ move? According to Democratic candidate for governor Chris Kennedy, he is. Kennedy flanked by his running mate Ra Joy and several African American politicians made the claim while speaking to reporters at a news conference about gun violence in North Lawndale according to The Chicago Tribune. There’s been no extensive record prior to Kennedy’s run for governor, of his work in the African American community.
• Will you be the lucky winner? Both the Mega Millions and Powerball jackpots have rolled over to an estimated combined total of nearly $1 billion. Mega Millions jackpot is now at $445 million, with a $277 million lump-sum option and the Powerball jackpot has reached $550 million, with a $347.9 million lump-sum payout. The largest Mega Millions jackpot in history was $656 million. Three winners from Kansas, Illinois and Maryland shared that record prize in March 2012.
• The 75th annual Golden Globes awards will take place in Los Angeles on Sunday January 7 airing on NBC and hosted by Seth Meyers. Ahead of one of the first major awards show of the season, several Golden Globes pre-party and events are taking place around LA. W Magazine hosted their annual event with Gal Gadot, Salma Hayek, Mary J Blige, Elizabeth Olsen, Daniel Kuyinga all in attendance”
• Justin Timberlake is back on the music scene with new material and he just released the visuals for his single “Filthy” off his upcoming album “Man of The Woods.” Though it was just released, the Timbaland and Danja produced track is receiving mixed reviews.
• A month after announcing the departure of Jonathan Saunders, Diane Von Furstenberg has announced Nathan Jenden as the new chief design officer and vice president, creative of the fashion brand. Jenden previously worked at and with DVF for a decade ending his tenure in 2011; his first collection for the brand for fall 2018, will be presented next month at New York Fashion Week. Amazon’s magic mirror, a mirror that could allow shoppers to try clothes virtually, was revealed in a new published patent and is being touted as the future of fashion. Chicago area based Sears announced it’s closing more Kmart and Sears stores. Neiman Marcus Group’s President/CEO Karen Katz is stepping down meanwhile Town and Country mag named Erik Maza their new Style Features Director.
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Tracee Ellis Ross in Balmain
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