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Fashion designer Sonia Rykiel dead at 86
- August 26, 2016

While her daughter Natalie took over as the brand's managing and artistic director in 1995, Rykiel herself has stayed an important part of the Paris style scene. "She is fragile, but strong", Sonia told the NYT in 1987 about her typical customer. "I had the sweater made in a factory in Italy and it was tiny; it was just how I wanted it". (more...)
Chicago Police Remind Trump He Never Met With Their Top Brass Chicago Police Remind Trump He Never Met With Their Top Brass
- August 26, 2016

During a Monday interview on Fox News' "O'Reilly Factor", Trump said Chicago's police force doesn't have "the right people in charge". By being much tougher than they are right now. "This guy felt totally confident that he could stop it in a very short period of time". A CPD spokesman said Trump has never talked to a senior officer. (more...)
Canada picks Crosby captain for World Cup of Hockey
- August 26, 2016

The 27-year-old, who averaged more than 23 minutes for the Kings last season, could slide into a spot alongside Doughty, whom he played alongside frequently two seasons ago in Los Angeles. He has 81 goals and 376 points in 990 career NHL games and was a member of Canada's 2004 World Cup of Hockey championship squad. "Jay's experience with what it takes to be successful in these short tournaments can't be undervalued", Armstrong said. (more...)
John Krasinski as Captain America? John Krasinski as Captain America?
- August 26, 2016

Check out more from Krasinski's chat with O'Brien in the video above. Krasinski admits that his audition was largely born out of him being a big fan of superheroes. 'And I got to right about my waist, I was still shirtless, feeling pretty good about myself. All of a sudden, Chris Hemsworth walked by as Thor , and he's like, 'Hey mate, ' and I'm like, 'I'm good. (more...)
Ryan Lochte 'in talks' to join 'Dancing With The Stars' Ryan Lochte 'in talks' to join 'Dancing With The Stars'
- August 26, 2016

While he won season 18 with Olympic ice skater Meryl Davis, the veteran dancer isn't set into winning the grand prize this season. The British dancer made it all the way to the finale in her first season with Bill Engvall, but she was absent from last season. (more...)
Michelle Obama: I View Myself as 'The Average Woman' Michelle Obama: I View Myself as 'The Average Woman'
- August 25, 2016

They're not watching Sunday morning news talk shows. I'm a consumer of pop culture, and I know what resonates with people. The first lady emphasizes in the profile that seeing images of people not like yourself on TV is an important way to "develop empathy and understanding" for them. (more...)
Britney Spears nearly killed by six-foot waves in Hawaii
- August 25, 2016

An optimistic viewer wrote: "I feel like this is all a ploy to get people to watch, thinking she won't sing live, and then she will!" Britney Spears recently sat down with BBC Radio's Scott Mills and gave a very candid interview. She was then married to her back-up dancer Kevin Federline , with whom she has two sons, 10-year-old Sean Preston and nine-year-old Jayden James . (more...)
Obama meets with family of Baton Rouge man killed by police
- August 25, 2016

The president has been criticized for waiting until after his vacation to tour the flooding. Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump visited Louisiana last week, and goaded the golf-loving President about his absence. The Louisiana floods claimed 13 lives and damaged over 60,000 homes, resulting in the worst natural disaster since superstorm Sandy in 2012, according to the Red Cross. (more...)
WWE Raw: Finn Balor relinquishes Universal Championship after dislocating shoulder at SummerSlam WWE Raw: Finn Balor relinquishes Universal Championship after dislocating shoulder at SummerSlam
- August 24, 2016

Which prompted the Dudley Boyz to respond with a 3D on Epico and a Wassup headbutt on Primo. The first match is between Cesaro and Sheamus , who will be feuding for a while as this is a best of seven series match. It is not clear if Natalya and Alexa Bliss will have a third partner during the match or if it will be a three on two match. It can't be Paige because she's suspended for 30 days for violating the Wellness Policy. (more...)
Biden: Trump is 'thoroughly unqualified' for presidency Biden: Trump is 'thoroughly unqualified' for presidency
- August 24, 2016

Hillary Clinton praised the vice president at the beginning of the rally, for being a consistent "fighter for families" and for his belief that "our economy should work for everyone, not just those at the top". Vice President Joe Biden on Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2016. "To make sure to reassure those who remember North Atlantic Treaty Organisation and the Baltic States [that] we mean what we say ... (more...)
Arsene Wenger Hits Back Over Lack Of Spending Arsene Wenger Hits Back Over Lack Of Spending
- August 24, 2016

Vieira, a key figure in the side who went through the 2003-04 season unbeaten, said: "My generation had lots of physically strong players". "This Arsenal Invincibles was quite like the French national team when we won the World Cup in '98, when we had physical players, players with flair, players with pace". (more...)
Lewis Bloor 'gutted' to leave Marnie Simpson after CBB eviction Lewis Bloor 'gutted' to leave Marnie Simpson after CBB eviction
- August 24, 2016

Marnie was quick to state it wasn't about her absent beau, before admitting: 'Well it is, as I found it a little bit easier with him in here'. "It just stands still the time". Renee Graziano, Aubrey O'Day, Frankie Grande and Marnie - were given the chance to pick two housemates to nominate after winning, giving them an extra advantage. (more...)
Cincinnati Zoo deletes Twitter accounts Cincinnati Zoo deletes Twitter accounts
- August 24, 2016

Fearing the child was in danger, a zoo worker was forced to kill the gorilla. Harambe is dead because this earnest request from the zoo is honestly kind of sad. "We are not amused by the memes, petitions and signs about Harambe ", Thane Maynard , zoo director, said in a Now This video. Maynard's account was hacked this month and taken over by messages dedicated to Harambe . (more...)
Huma Abedin Worked At A Radical Muslim Journal For 10 Years Huma Abedin Worked At A Radical Muslim Journal For 10 Years
- August 24, 2016

It was reported yesterday by the New York Post that Abedin was assistant editor for the Journal of Muslim Minority Affairs where her mother, Saleha Mahmood Abedin, remains editor-in-chief to this day. Hillary Clinton claims she's a champion of women but has not condemned the Muslim rape epidemic ravaging Europe, and has taken tens of millions of dollars from foreign governments that oppose women's rights. (more...)
Nick Cannon enrolls at Howard University Nick Cannon enrolls at Howard University
- August 24, 2016

Posting up in front of an HU sign with a Louie V backpack, he captioned the pic, "YOU KNOW!" Although he's made a lot of money throughout his lifetime thus far, he's been stressing on social media that more knowledge is vital, stating "Education Over Everything!" on several different photos uploaded to his Instagram . (more...)
Viacom's CEO Philippe Dauman to resign from his position Viacom's CEO Philippe Dauman to resign from his position
- August 23, 2016

Dauman's longtime right-hand man, Thomas Dooley who was Viacom Chief Operating Officer will replace the CEO under terms of the settlement as the interim CEO until the end the company's fiscal year - September 30. Dauman and Mr. Redstone - a 93-year-old billionaire, who has almost 80% voting power through National Amusements Inc. Philippe Dauman, 62, stood down after the settlement package was agreed, following a drawn-out dispute with Viacom's controlling shareholder, Sumner Redstone, ... (more...)
Korea's Largest Combined Military Exercise Kicks Off Korea's Largest Combined Military Exercise Kicks Off
- August 23, 2016

South Korea and the United States have begun their annual joint military exercise under the threat of military retaliation by North Korea. The US-led command centre said it told North Korea the exercises were "non-provocative" in nature. (more...)
The new Iron Man has a new name The new Iron Man has a new name
- August 23, 2016

Riri Williams is a brilliant 15-year-old black girl who reverse engineered Tony Stark's Mark-41 Iron Man armor. And Riri created it and used it for different reasons, but in the end, it is still heart-related. At the age of 51, Robert Downey Jr.is still very healthy and active, but since the filming for " Iron Man 4" is still unknown, his age is ticking and he might be too old to play a superhero. (more...)
Frank Ocean Finally Dropped His New Album
- August 22, 2016

The singer's 17-track album "Blonde" was released on Saturday on Apple Music, one day after the R&B singer released a 45-minute "visual album" on the streaming service. Amid all the craziness of the past few days, the singer took some time for a moment of levity, acknowledging the sky-high expectations of his fans: "I had the time of my life making all of this", he wrote on his Tumblr . (more...)
Parenting done right: Check out Sasha Obama working as a waitress Parenting done right: Check out Sasha Obama working as a waitress
- August 22, 2016

Sasha , who's using her full name, Natasha , at Nancy's , has been learning the service industry ropes at the Oak Bluffs eatery this week, working a cash register, busing tables and doing prep work before the restaurant opens for lunch. (more...)
Boxer Joyce eyes pro ranks after final heartbreak
- August 22, 2016

Having now claimed Olympic silver, bronze at the World Championships and gold at the Commonwealth and European Games, Joyce will hope to have as much success now in the paid ranks with plenty of offers likely to arrive to turn over. Joyce will face Frenchman Tony Yoka for the gold medal at 19:15 BST on Sunday. "The sky's the limit and he's a credit to the sport, in and out of the ring". (more...)
Frank Ocean debuts 'Blonde,' his first album in 4 years
- August 22, 2016

By "all of this", Ocean's referring to visual album Endless, released Thursday, and Blonde , a collection that dropped Saturday. The album has been anticipated by fans since late July when news of the impending release was revealed in the New York Times , shortly after Apple Music hosted a livestream on Frank's website. (more...)
Unbeaten Britain bags hockey gold Unbeaten Britain bags hockey gold
- August 22, 2016

As Webb scored the goal in the shootout that claimed Great Britain's 24th gold medal of these Games, her team-mates charged from the halfway line to engulf her in a frenzy of tears and triumph. If she was capable of doing so after this nerve-shredding encounter, then she was doing a lot better than everyone else watching at home as bronze in London four years ago became gold here under the Friday night lights. (more...)
Kim Kardashian vacations with her children North and Saint West
- August 22, 2016

And the reality star is certainly letting loose while on holiday in Mexico , if her Snapchat story is anything to go by. "Like, I'm 5'8" and they're nearly up to my who ha!" she asks her followers. Kim Kardashian has no problem showing off the goods! One shot saw the brunette pose for a selfie with two gorgeous pals, running her hands through her tresses and pouting up a storm. (more...)
Police Called Over Sean Combs and Cassie Ventura Fight Police Called Over Sean Combs and Cassie Ventura Fight
- August 21, 2016

New details on the soundtrack of Visual Concepts' "WWE 2K17" have surfaced and according to reports, the title's soundtrack is set to be vibrant. However, we're told no crime was committed. A spokeswoman said the singer needs time "to recover and give fans the incredible stage experience they have come to expect from a Puff Daddy production". (more...)