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T.G.I.F indeed! This week was quiet topsy-turvy on this end. Easter is next week which means summer is really close. Since my year 2, weekend 2 Coachella pilgrimage isn’t happening anymore #firstworldproblems, listening to Burnaboy and Lil NasX all weekend. Now let’s get into these 7 news stories after 7. Have a great weekend!
HERMAN CAIN. Once Trump named his nominee for the Fed Board, The Daily Show aired a video where Herman Cain was to talk about foreign policy and with that, it might be easy to why see certain Republican lawmakers were hesitant to support his upcoming nomination. Cain, a former presidential candidate whose nomination by President Trump to the Federal Reserve’s Board of Governors was imminent, is expected to pull his name from consideration even though he was not actually officially nominated though Trump made the intent known last week....Read more
- LOCAL/CHICAGO: The Chicago vs Jussie Smollett saga just got kicked up another notch. If you’ve been keeping up, the actor who allegedly faked a hate attack because he wanted a pay increase on Empire, which shoots in Chicago, was hit with a 16 count indictment which was eventually dismissed. Kim Foxx came under fire. Jussie forfeited his $10k bail, performed some hours of community service at Rainbow Push and this week was photographed enjoying some R&R in Hawaii with family. Now the city has sued him in order to recoup money spent investigating his false attack. Smollett has repeatedly said he didn’t fake the attack but according to CPD investigation he did. How about this story of an Illinois father-son duo who knowingly sold diseased body parts.
- NATIONAL: Michael Avenatti might have thought he had some clout since repping Stormy Daniels against president Trump and releasing some of R. Kelly’s old “home videos” but the IRS and disgruntled former clients? He might have bit more than he could chew. He is now facing 36 counts of fraud, perjury, failure to pay taxes, embezzlement and other financial crimes by a Santa Ana grand jury. According to Los Angeles Times, Avenatti stole millions of dollars from five clients and used a tangled web of shell companies and bank accounts to cover up the theft. The ACLU will see Ohio Gov Mike Dewine in court, this as he signed the heartbeat abortion bill into law. The law, which goes in effect July 11, bans abortions after a fetal heartbeat is detected though exception is only for if the woman’s life is in danger and not rape or incest. Just when people are looking to start taking vacation in space, NASA releases their twin study.
- WORLD: Pope Francis and ex Pope Benedict XVI are in the news, since Jude Law was getting all the google alert Pope mentions this week. Pope Benedict XVI released a 6,000 word essay on the sex abuse scandal laying blame of clergy sex abuse largely on a collapse of moral standards in the 1960s and the subsequent failure of Catholic leaders to uphold traditional church teaching. A contrast from current Pope Francis manner in addressing this epidemic. Pope Francis in pleading with opposition leaders and South Sudan officials to continue peace, he kissed the shoes of President Salva Kiir of South Sudan.
- Wendy Wendy Wendy! She’s certainly had a rough start to 2019 but things might be turning around as she (via lawyer) served her husband, manager Kevin Hunter divorce papers on the set of her show Thursday with Page Six breaking the news. The talk show host, gossip queen has been battling sobriety again since finding out her husband got his mistress of 10 years Sharina Hudson pregnant with the birth of the baby taking place last month. DailyMail’s been on the tail of Hunter and has been monitoring his movements from his new love nest with Hudson who’s been spotted driving around in a $200k+ ferrari, carrying $5,000 Chanel bag and wearing designer apparel to trips at Whole paycheck Foods. Wendy’s now looking for new digs in Manhattan.
- Disney has unveiled their plans for a new streaming service called Disney+ in competition with the likes of Netflix, Amazon and Apple’s newest offering. The Disney+ service will begin in November costing consumers $6.99/mo or $69.99/year and available to stream through smart TVs, web browsers, on tablets and mobile devices, and game consoles. Disney, a majority stakeholder in Hulu, also confirmed that it would “likely” combine subscriptions for Disney+, ESPN+, and Hulu.
- Who doesn’t love Diet Prada, the site/insta account that calls out fashion copycats, brought to attention that Insta/fashion influencer Arielle Charnas of Something Navy’s recent line of headbands for Nordstrom looks very very similar to Prada’s and well it turned into a war of words. Tom Ford beauty is set to launch on Alibaba’s TMall, this was announced during a dinner party at Mr. Chow Wednesday.
QUOTE OF THE DAY
“It is good to love many things, for therein lies the true strength, and whosoever loves much performs much, and can accomplish much, and what is done in love is well done.”
― Vincent Van Gogh
LOOK OF THE DAY
Sofia Carson @ Los Angeles Ballet’s Gala 2019
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