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HEADLINER – Tuesday March 6
Sam Nunberg. Ok so the name might not be familiar but after yesterday, reporters won’t soon forget it. He is the former Trump campaign aide who is defying the Justice Department special counsel. He went on several media interviews (WaPo, CNN, AP)Monday to state that he had been subpoenaed and he is refusing to comply the request to hand over emails, texts and other documents related to President Trump and nine current and former Trump advisers. By Monday evening, he signaled a possible shift, telling the Associated Press he might cooperate with Mueller after all. Nunberg was fired from team Trump in August 2015 over racially insensitive Facebook posts. CNN has compilation of the 42 craziest quotes from his media appearances….Read more
• Fresh off its joint appearance at the Winter Olympics, delegates from South Korea announced that after meeting with North Korea leader Kim Jong-Un, North and South Korea will hold a summit for the first time in more than a decade in April. South Korea’s national security chief Chung Eui-yon said the summit would be held in the demilitarized zone.
• In Chicago news: Chicago has once again been named the top metro area in the nation for corporate relocation and investment for a fifth consecutive year. The combo of skilled labor, a central location, accessible housing and a soon-to-be-expanded O’Hare airport helped it land Site Selection magazine’s top spot. University of Chicago is embroiled in a donor lawsuit. Brothers Thomas L. Pearson and Timothy R. Pearson, who made a significant gift to UofC in 2015 want the $22.9 million it has paid so far back claiming breach of obligation by the school. Opentable is in some heat over fraudulent reservations made by a now fired employee to retaliate against competitor Reserve, Eater Chicago has the story.
• President Trump’s threat of tariffs on steel and aluminum is not being welcomed by the global business community and consumers might have to pay for some of their favorite items. The European Commission has drawn up a list of 2.8 billion euros ($3.46 billion) worth of U.S. products (Clothing, orange juice, cosmetics) which it could apply a 25% tariff in retaliation.
•Rapper Rick Ross is back home after spending 4 days in the hospital for a reported heart attack. TMZ had initially broke the story Friday that Ross, real name William Leonard Roberts II, was rushed to a Miami area hospital for treatment in the cardiac unit and was hooked to an ECMO machine, which his family denied. His daughter’s pending sweet 16 bash scheduled for March 17 at the Versace Mansion has been postponed, assuming due to his health.
• Only on The Bachelor will a guy that’s dated over 25 women in a short span of time, propose to the person he “loves” then BOOM breaks up with her to get the girl he dumped back. All this played out on last night’s three hour The Bachelor Ari Layendyk season finale. US Weekly had scooped this last week but we didn’t know who was proposed to, then broken up with *spoiler alert* it was Becca. In what’s been dubbed the most dramatic Bachelor season finale ever, Ari called off his engagement to Becca after realizing “I go to bed and I think about Lauren, I wake up and think about Lauren.” On what was to be their romantic couple weekend, Ari rolled up to Becca to break up saying “The reality of it is that being with you, although it’s been everything that I wanted, I still think about her. And I think you sense that,” “I think for me, the more I hung out with you, the more I felt like I was losing the possibility of maybe reconciling things with Lauren.” WHAT A JERK! Also read this play by play from a THR writer who’s never seen a Bachelor episode before.
• After announcing it was parting ways with its long time creative director, Bruno Frisoni after 16 years, French luxury accessories brand Roger Vivier has appointed Gherardo Felloni as its new creative director; his first official collection will be presented in September. Stella McCartney, after her presentation earlier in the day Monday, was one of the guests at the gala dinner hosted by French president Emmanuel Macron and first lady Brigitte Macron. Elie Saab, Jean Paul Gaultier, Christian Louboutin, Anna Wintour were all in attendance as the president made the case for the fashion sector to continue doing business in France; The fashion industry accounts for 150 billion euros ($184.8 billion) in sales, annually. Chanel took its PFW presentation into the woods and more looks from today.
“Why is patience so important? Because it makes us pay attention. ”― Paulo Coelho
LOOK OF THE DAY
Kaia Gerber in Chanel
*Featured image credit: Vanity Fair
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