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Hotness In The News Thursday August 28

Hotness In The News Thursday August 28

Hotness in the News brought to you by SociaLifeChicago is your daily intel for quick news stories to keep you up on what’s going on in Chicago and the world, with sports some celebrity and fashion news and our ‘Look of The Day.’ Skip the small talk and have something substantial to say.

With gratitude for these years, I thank you, and I’ll see you right back here on ABC News very soon. -Diane Sawyer on her last day anchoring ABC’s ‘World News’

CHICAGO NEWS

• Cheerios is offering free pedicab rides to commuters from Union Station. The activation is to promote its “new line of protein-packed cereals.” between 6 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Commuters can line up by the Jackson Boulevard entrance to snag a ride on a first-come, first-served basis. From 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., the pedicabs will circle the Loop making deliveries of free bowls of cereal with milk or soymilk to Chicagoans who tweet their location to the Twitter account @cheerios using the hashtag #CheeriosProteinChi. [DNA INFO CHICAGO]

NATIONAL NEWS

• Forget national crisis such as unemployment, tension in Ferguson, drought in California or statewide debt becuase the people of the Hamptons are suffering a shortage. Rosé has been in high demand at the posh summer getaway for the rich and wannabes all summer and this labor day some may not get to sip on any pink wine. [PAGE SIX]
• Heroin’s death toll is rising at an alarming rate and especially in New York and the face of the user is changing. “The death toll from heroin has more than doubled over the last three years…hitting hardest among white and higher-income New Yorkers but also spiking with older Hispanic users in the Bronx.” [NY TIMES]

WORLD NEWS

• The Ebola outbreak, the worst and deadliest in Africa has been causing economic ramifications. “As transport companies suspend services, cutting off the region, governments and economists have warned that the epidemic could crush the fragile economic gains made in Sierra Leone and Liberia following a decade of civil war in the 1990s.” [REUTERS]

SPORTS

• USC player Josh Shaw lied about spraining his ankles saving his nephew and for that has been suspended for the season by the school’s athletic program. “On Saturday August 23, I injured myself in a fall. I made up a story about this fall that was untrue. I was wrong to not tell the truth. I apologize to USC for this action on my part. My USC coaches, the USC Athletic Department, and especially coach Sarkisian have all been supportive of me during my college career and for that, I am very grateful.” [USA TODAY]

BUSINESS

• High-frequency trading firm IMC Chicago LLC took over Goldman Sachs Group Inc.’s NYSE unit “giving it rights to manage buying and selling of dozens of stocks including prominent ones like International Business Machines Corp., Verizon Communications Inc. and Visa Inc.” The only bank now left on the NYSE trading floors is Barclays Plc. [BLOOMBERG]

CELEBRITIES

• She’s usually behind the scenes but this fall Shonda Rhimes will get camera time on The Mindy Project. The Chicago area native who is the creator and executive producer of Scandal, Grey’s Anatomy and premiereing this fall How to Get Away With Murder, will play herself though which episode it will debut has yet to be released. [THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER]

See Also

• Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie were married on Saturday according to reports from AP via Extra TV. [EXTRA TV]

FASHION

• Miuccia’s new app sends to Somebody. In a sign of fashion’s embrace of the digital revolution, the House of Prada and Miu Miu will launch a new app to coincide with it’s Women’s Tales installment. Miu Miu collaborated with artist Miranda July for the app which sends a message to Somebody user nearest your friend. [WWD]

• British fashion brand e-commerce destination ASOS might become an ebay company, soon. [VOGUE UK]

LOOK OF THE DAY

•Jennifer Lopez
look of the day
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