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Pres Obama, Gannett Courts Tribune, Jimmy Butler Dating, Fashion's Davos + More

Pres Obama, Gannett Courts Tribune, Jimmy Butler Dating, Fashion's Davos + More

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President Obama’s six-day trip to the Middle East and Europe is wrapping up, after Saudi Arabia, meeting with Queen Elizabeth II, the Cambridges and Prince George, he is in Germany (his last as US President) to meet with Chancellor Angela Merkel. He approved the deploymentof additional U.S. Special Operations forces in Syria. Pres. Obama is also trying to push along stalled talks about a trans-Atlantic trade deal,  Read more


• Gannett Co. the parent company of USA Today has offered to buy Tribune Publishing for about $815 million, in a letter sent to Tribune CEO Justin Dearborn from Gannett CEO Robert Dickey. The offer is reportedly 5.6x Tribune’s estimated 2016 earnings. Dickey revealed the bid publicly because Tribune has refused to begin formal negotiations #petty. Gannett owns 107 local news organizations nationally so from an anti trust perspective this deal might not fly.

• Politics update: Yesterday one of the infamous Koch Bros, Charles Koch, spoke with ABC news basically saying that none of the Republican presidential candidates were doing it for him, his powerful purse string and network of “Freedom Partners” and it was “possible” Hillary Clinton would be a better president than the remaining Republican nominees. “Lyin Ted” and John Kasich are apparently banding together to stop Trump who tweeted the move was DESPERATION. Meanwhile Hillary is reportedly flying press corps in one of insta star and douchebauchery connoisseur Dan Bilzerian’s private jet. Bernie Sanders made the Sunday morning news rounds yesterday.

• Did you sip the Lemonade Beyoncé served this weekend? The visual album which sways through 11 different emotions from Intuition, denial, accountability, forgiveness to redemption, was a hit though it unearthed speculations about cheating, the infamous elevator fight between Solange & Jay Z and the identity of “Becky with the good hair” rumored to have been Jay’s former biz partner’s ex-wife, designer Rachel Roy. With cameos from the likes of Serena Williams, Zendaya, Kendrick Lamar, The Weekend, Jack White, the secret project, styled by Marni Senifonte, was a visual masterpiece. The album had an exclusive 24 hour release on Tidal and now available on iTunes. What did you think of Lemonade?


• Is actress Shay Mitchell from the show “Pretty Little Liars” dating Bulls star Jimmy Butler? Reports spotted the two returning to their NYC hotel at 3am Sunday after a night out at Up and Down in East Village.


•  The leaders of the fashion industry’s four federations, Raph Toledano (Fédération Française de la Couture, du Prêt-à-Porter des Couturiers et des Créateurs de Mode); Steven Kolb (CFDA); Caroline Rush (Bristish Fashion Council); and Carlo Capasa (Italian Chamber of Fashion), all met this past Sunday at Hyères where they discussed digital, sustainability, education and the future of men’s and women’s fashion shows. The meeting was likened to a Davos for fashion, which may be a reach in words but it was significant nonetheless.”

• Charlotte Olympia, the playful footwear brand, is teaming up with activewear and lifestyle brand Bodyism for a collection of 10 ready-to-wear pieces, a gym bag and two pairs of sneakers that will be available in May on

“The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts.” ― Marcus Aurelius

Marijuana “grow operations” found on property where eight family members executed over the weekend

The fall from grace for touted QB turned partyboy Johnny Manziel just keeps coming

Solar-powered plane, Solar Impulse 2, reached the halfway mark of circling the world

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photo credit: Official White House Photo by Pete Souza

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