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DNC in Philly Day 2. Yesterday had less drama but was still filled with Bernie Sanders’ “Bernie or Bust” supporters still in their feelings. Young celebs such as Lena Dunham and America Ferrera took the stage and so did Elizabeth Banks who took a swipe at Donald Trump’s silhoutte entrance plus Howard Dean reprised his infamous laugh. During yesterday’s roll call when it was Virgina’s turn, though they initially declined, the second time around they had Bernie Sanders speak to which he called for party unity by saying to move that the “official record” show that Clinton won by acclamation. The Mothers of the Movement were also on hand. Former president Bill Clinton’s speech called her “the best darned change-maker I have ever known.” Hillary Clinton made history as the first woman to head a major party ticket. Speaking of Hillary, it seems Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, who is currently holed up in a Ecuadorian embassy in London, timed the release of the DNC email leaks to damage Clinton…Read more
• The Independent Police Review Authority of the Chicago Police Dept. recommended that three officers in two separate cases should be fired for shootings the agency ruled unjustified, according to the Chicago Tribune. Though their names were not revealed, other records identify them as Daniel Smith, Harry Matheos and Jaime Gaeta. “IPRA has ruled more shootings unjustified over the past 1 1/2 months than it had in the previous nine years.”
• It was announced yesterday that Chinese company LeEco, founded in 2004, will buy American TV brand Vizio for $2 billion in what some financial reports are calling the online video content company’s “long-held ambition to expand its brand to the U.S.” WSJ reports LeEco bought Vizio through a subsidiary, LeEco Global. Both are privately held and controlled by company founder Jia Yueting.
• Apple has won the auction for the spinoff, loosely similar, series to Carpool Karaoke. The 16 episode Carpool Karaoke series, not featuring James Corden, will expand on the segment’s format with celebrity guests who sing along to their favorite songs and surprise fans during their ride, the Hollywood Reporter noted.
• MTV, the channel that barely airs music videos anymore, announced the nominations for the 2016 Video Music Awards yesterday and Beyonce’s visual album Lemonade received 11 nominations; Adele received 8 noms. Chance the Rapper’s video for “Angels” directed by Austin Vesely and filmed atop the el also received a nomination. Taylor Swift, Nick Jonas were snubbed. The show airs August 28.
• Jennifer Lopez is teaming up with Giuseppe Zanotti for a capsule collection of footwear and accessories, called Giuseppe for Jennifer Lopez (#GiuseppexJennifer). The line, retailing between $795 to $1,995, will be “like Jennifer, sensual, sophisticated, modern but also playful and edgy” and released in stores January 2017.
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