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Hotness In The News Thursday February 12

Hotness In The News Thursday February 12

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.

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The ABC 7 Chicago staffer who leaked the draft of the mayoral debate questions to candidate Chuy Garcia’s campaign has resigned following an investigation into the matter.  The real debate here though is who was this said staffer. [SUNTIMES]


Bob Simon, veteran correspondent for CBS 60 Minutes was killed in a car crash late Wednesday night. He was a passenger in a hired car that lost control and slammed into another vehicle and a median on 12th Avenue at West 32nd Street in Manhattan. [NY DAILY NEWS]


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Following on the heels that a cease-fire by the leaders of France, Germany, Russia and Ukraine has been reached for Ukraine, the International Monetary Fund, headed by Christine Lagarde, has agreed to a $17.5 billion package hoping to stabilize the country as it teeters on the edge of default. [NY TIMES]


The upcoming NBA All Star games starters will differ from what fans voted for due to injuries of key players in the league. Kobe Bryant and Blake Griffin will be replaced by Golden State Warriors Klay Thompson and Houston Rockets guard James Harden, Pelicans forward Anthony Davis will also sit out the game and will be replaced by Dirk Nowitzki of the Dallas Mavericks. [WASHINGTON POST]


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American Express Co., long the envy of the industry for its wealthy clientele, is fighting to retain its grip on affluent cardholders. Rivals including Barclays Plc and JPMorgan Chase & Co. are courting them with enhanced perks, lower fees and more incentives. Bloomberg reports thats as as AmEx seeks to diversify by pursuing tech-savvy millennials and underbanked Americans, the risk of eroding its brand—and its biggest source of revenue—is rising, though it remains the most widely held card among high-net-worth households, or those with $1 million or more of investable assets. [BLOOMBERG]


The Malibu mansion of former James Bond actor Pierce Brosnan partially caught fire Wednesday night and firefighters aren’t yet sure what caused the blaze.

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Theory is looking to a new era following the departure of creative director Olivier Theyskens last June and the appointment of Lisa Kulson and Ben Stubbington as co-creative directors, both long-term employees of Theory. Stubbington said “We are a modern lifestyle brand thinking in new ways, which leaves endless possibilities for our future.” [VOGUE UK]



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