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Hotness In The News Thursday Dec. 11

Hotness In The News Thursday Dec. 11

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, celebrity, business, fashion news and our ‘Look of The Day.’ Make small talk, better.



Former Chicago cop Steven Mandell, convicted in February, is scheduled to be sentenced Thursday in a plot to kidnap, murder and dismember a suburban businessman who was purportedly flush with cash. Years ago Mandell — who then went by the name Steven Manning — was sent to death row for the drug-related 1990 slaying of a trucking firm owner. [CHICAGO TRIBUNE]


A possible drunk driver jumped a curb near the Empire State Building, injuring seven people, including five pedestrians. [SF CHRONICLE]


China’s Confucius Peace Prize has been awarded to former leader of Cuba, the late Fidel Castro. The award is portrayed by organizers as an alternative to the Nobel Prize. The committee that sponsors the prize praised 88-year-old Castro for “contributions to peace” — in stark contrast to the view in the West of Castro as a dictator who ran an oppressive one-party state for nearly five decades while seeking to export communist revolution. [WASHINGTON POST]


Kemp is a Dodger no more! The Los Angeles Dodgers have agreed to a deal that will send outfielder Matt Kemp to the San Diego Padres. Though the trade has yet to be announced, an official spoke to USA Today on condition of anonymity. [USA TODAY]


The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New York overturned the convictions of two former hedge fund managers charged with making illegal trades in technology stocks. Todd Newman, a former portfolio manager at Diamondback Capital Management, and Anthony Chiasson, co-founder of Level Global Investors were sentenced to 4-1/2 years and 6-1/2 years in prison but out on bail. [REUTERS]


Kate Beckinsale, Jeremy Piven, Peter Krause and Paula Patton will be on hand to announce the 2015 Golden Globes nominees. The Golden Globes will air January 11 on NBC. [HOLLYWOOD REPORTER]

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The Sony hacking saga continues with emails from some of Hollywoods top head such as Paul Rudin, Aaron Sorkin, Amy Pascal are being revealed. In one incident WMA agent Robert Newman tried to convince Leonardo DiCaprio to take a role. An email exchange between Rudin & Pascal, speculated on what kind of movie President Obama liked. [PAGESIX]


Valentino is more than rockstud pumps and bags. The fashion brand hosted a bevy of celebs and fashion elite to open a new store and present Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli’s first-ever Valentino show in New York at the former location of the Whitney Museum of Art. The collection, a special, one-off couture enterprise created just for this New York City shebang celebrating Valentino’s massive Fifth Avenue flagship. [WWD]



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