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Hotness in the News: 7 news stories after 7

Hotness in the News: 7 news stories after 7

Hotness in the News by SociaLifeChicago, the daily email newsletter to make small talk, better.


Galaxy Note 7. After several months that’s involved recalls, apologies and some fires, Samsung is finally pulling the plug on their Galaxy Note 7. The phone (the one with the stylus pen), which at the time was trying to beat the iPhone 7, has been marred with disaster since launch. A video surfaced of a woman in a South Korea Burger King trying to handle a smoking Note 7. There will probably be lasting consequences for the company over this disaster…Read more


• As the rise in online dating apps continue so do the options. Hinge, the app that once operated in the hookup space of Tinder, OkCupid and the likes, has pivoted to focus on real relationships with a $7/mo subscription fee. There will be no swiping.

• After her instagram post this weekend, reports have now surfaced that Aubrih (Drake + Rihanna) are no more. You’ll remember Drake’s sweet message about Rihanna upon presenting her with the Vanguard award during the VMAs. Now some are saying they have an open situation. Yesterday, Rihanna was announced as top female nominee for the American Music Awards with 7 nominations and Drake scored 13 nominations beating Michael Jackson’s record.

• The Cubs could not sweep the Giants yesterday as they lost 5-3 and now unto game 4 which will be played in San Francisco tonight.


• The fallout from the leaked tape of the conversation between Donald Trump and Billy Bush in 2005 is still going. The married woman Trump referred to in the tape, Nancy O’Dell, host of Access Hollywood at the time made a statement on camera. Billy Bush who landed his dream job on the Todayshow is now suspended indefinitely and was reportedly crying that his career is over. The late night talk show hosts had a field day. Huffington Post  published on Monday, transcript of a behind-the scene exchange where Trump insulted a female country singer’s skin on The Apprentice.

• Publishing company Condé Nast appointed well-known AOL executive, Jim Norton, as their new chief business officer and president of revenue, a new role while letting go Edward Menicheschi and Jill Bright, President of Condé Nast Media Group + chief marketing officer and chief administrative officer, respectively. More layoffs and staff cuts are expected as editors and publishers have been juggling leaner budgets while the company looks to better position itself to sell digital and video advertising.


• E-commerce giant Alibaba has been generating news lately. U.S. apparel group, American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA), wants U.S. Trade Representative’s (USTR) office to put Alibaba’s name on the latest upcoming edition of its “notorious markets” for piracy list. Meanwhile, it’s online financial arm, Ant Financial valued at $60billion, which was readying for an IPO is putting that on pause to focus on growth and expanding its currently 450 million strong users. The company’s movie arm, Alibaba Pictures, just announced it’s taking a minority stake in Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Partners.

“Remember, remember always, that all of us, and you and I especially, are descended from immigrants and revolutionists.” ― Franklin D. Roosevelt (#32)

Chicago Teacher’s Union and CPS avoid strike with tentative agreement

Following news of lab closure, Theranos is back in the news this time a major investor is suing 

Shia LeBouf got hitched in Vegas to Mia Goth

Someone may be calling Khloe Kardashian’s new boyfriend daddy soon 

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