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Hotness In The News Wednesday September 3

Hotness In The News Wednesday September 3

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.

 “I want to use this opportunity to reach some people, Emily Muffat, my first girlfriend I was in love with. In sixth grade you broke up with me over the phone. I was really heartbroken. I was really shattered and sad. I don’t hold it against you. By the way I’m GQ f****** International Man of the Year. Peace” – Jonah Hill


It’s getting messy! The divorce of billionaire Ken Griffin from wife Anne Dias is off to a messy start. Ms. Dias filed papers in court claiming she was pressured to sign what is being referred to as an “iron clad” prenup. [CRAINS CHICAGO SHIA KAPOS]


• Two North Carolina brothers are to be freed after 30 years of being incarcerated for a crime they did not commit. Thanks to DNA evidence, two mentally disabled brothers,  Henry Lee McCollum, 50, and Leon Brown, 46 had their convictions in the rape and murder of an 11-year-old girl vacated by a Judge and to be free Wednesday. Their  confessions had been coerced [NY TIMES]

• The ONLY smoking products you will now see at CVS are those that will help smokers quit. “As of midnight on Tuesday, all 7,700 CVS locations nationwide will no longer sell tobacco products…as it seeks to reposition itself as a health care destination.” “CVS has entered partnerships with more than 40 health systems, including local hospitals, to help run its clinics.” The company will now be called CVS Health. [NY TIMES]


•  The video showing the beheading of journalist Steven Sotloff is authentic, President Obama confirmed at a news conference. [ABC NEWS]


• Popped a Molly I’m suspended, wooo! Former Patriots and current Denver Broncos wide receiver Wes Welker has been suspended 4 games for ” for violating the NFL’s PED policy.” Several reports state the failed test was due to amphetamines. It may have stemmed from a Kentucky Derby party where he allegedly took “Molly cut with amphetamines.” [BOSTON]


•  Whole Foods is actually cheap, at least in Manhattan. Bloomberg reports the “Whole paycheck” store “has been lowering its prices, especially on produce, to better compete with food sellers that are aggressively pushing into organics.” A basket of 97 items, including orange juice and frozen pizza, was $391.39 at Whole Foods, compared with $398.44 from Fresh Direct and $458.84 at Gristedes, according to the study led by Jennifer Bartashus, a Bloomberg Intelligence analyst in Skillman, New Jersey. Food Emporium and D’Agostino also were more expensive than Whole Foods in New York City. [BLOOMBERG]

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• The GQ Men Of The Year Awards took place yesterday at London’s Royal Opera House and included winners such as Pharrell Williams-Solo Artist of the Year,  Kim Kardashian West(don’t forget the WEST) as Woman of the Year, Benedict Cumberbatch received the Actor of the Year award, Sportsman of the Year award went to Lewis Hamilton. Iggy Pop received the Icon award from Johnny Depp. [E! ONLINE]


• TRUCE! 2 of fashion’s biggest and most storied companies have decided to stop bickering and reconcile, for the sake of the shareholders. WWD reports that LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton and Hermès, in an agreement facilitated by the Commercial Court of Paris, will have “LVMH distribute all its Hermès shares to its shareholders, on the understanding that LVMH’s largest shareholder, Christian Dior will in turn distribute the Hermès shares it receives to its own shareholders.” This is ahead of LVMH’s bond holder’s meeting taking place Sept. 5 [WWD]



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