Disney Puts Fashionable Spin on Mouse Ears With Help of Vera Wang, Heidi Klum

HEAD GEAR: A new collection of designer Mickey and Minnie Mouse ears, featuring work with Vera Wang, Heidi Klum and Cupcakes and Cashmere, among other designers, artists and brands is set to begin rolling out later this month.
It’s a new spin on a beloved souvenir for kids and adults visiting Disney’s parks. The limited-edition headband ears will be sold at the Disneyland Resort in California, Walt Disney World Resort in Florida and Disney’s online shop. Harveys’ collaboration with Disney will be the first, launching May 24.
Disney will continue to release new designs on a monthly basis as part of a multiyear program.
“We were intentionally broad with the collaborators that we reached out to for this campaign,” said Lisa Baldzicki, vice president of merchandise and product development for Disney Parks, Experiences and Products. “We wanted to make sure this campaign was special and different from everything we’ve done.”
The company cast a wide net, tapping talent that is both emerging and heritage for creations that span traditional to high fashion.

Harveys’ collaboration with Disney on its mouse ears is the first of many to roll out for the entertainment company’s multiyear program. 
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“We’ve honestly got something for everybody,” Baldzicki said.
The full roster of

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Baobab’s New VR Film ‘Bonfire’ Puts the Viewer at the Center of the Story

Baobab Studios, the VR studio known for Pixar-quality animated virtual reality short films like “Invasion!” and “Crow: The Legend,” is back at Tribeca Film Festival this week with a new VR short that puts you at the center of the story — and lets you experience bonding around a campfire a million miles from home. […]

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Cancer doctor shortage ‘puts care at risk’

Despite patients urgently needing treatment, 7.5% of key posts are vacant, a study of NHS staffing finds.
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The Fun New Corolla Hatchback Puts the Toy in Toyota

The Toyota Corolla Hatchback’s cheerfully modern design, its fleet of high-tech options and the soothing distraction of a manually shifted car will have you wanting to work on your heel-and-toe footwork, says Dan Neil.
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Vision Direct hack puts customers’ money at risk

Contact lens retailer says more than 16,000 customers’ were at risk of data theft.
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Mullens puts up historic numbers in 49ers debut

After finding out he was starting just hours before the game, all 49ers QB Nick Mullens did was put together one of the best statistical debuts by a quarterback in league history.
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Anya Hindmarch Puts Latest Handbag Collection to Work

TO THE GRINDSTONE: It’s still August, but Anya Hindmarch is already smelling the autumn leaves and freshly sharpened pencils with a back-to-school style capsule collection called Bags That Work, five styles for women who live to organize and compartmentalize.
The collection is a mix of cross-body and tote bags for day, including the Vere Satchel with its zip-flap front and multiple inside compartments; the Double Zipped Chain, a rectangular number made from a series of envelope-style pouches, and the Ebury Zipped Tote, made to fit a computer or iPad.
There’s also the Nevis Tote, which allows devices to be stored upright, and the Vere Tote, which features the same zip-flap front as its smaller namesake.
Bags can be customized by adding a charm — such as a mink fried egg, a chubby leather heart or a fuzzy pair of red cherries — or by changing the strap. Pockets inside the bags are labeled for phone, cards and coins.
“I love things that work — and deliver — and I find organization deeply exciting,” said Hindmarch, adding that these bags are meant for women who jump from cars to trains and planes, and who need to find their pens, phones, notepads or board minutes quickly.
Hindmarch, who has

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Sources: UMD puts trainers on leave amid probe

Maryland has placed head football athletic trainer Wes Robinson and director of athletic training Steve Nordwall on administrative leave as the school continues its review of the circumstances surrounding the death of offensive lineman Jordan McNair.
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WWE puts Hulk Hogan back in hall of fame

Shamed wrestler Hulk Hogan has been welcomed back into the WWE Hall of Fame three years after he was fired for racism.
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England puts on a show in domination of Panama

Harry Kane recorded a hat trick and John Stones added two goals himself as The Three Lions overwhelmed Panama in an impressive 6-1 Group G victory.

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Sheeran puts chapel build on hold to check for newts

Ed Sheeran’s plans to build a private chapel on his estate have been put on hold so that a search for great crested newts can take place.
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Andrisen Morton Puts Succession Plan in Place

Andrisen Morton, Denver’s premier men’s store, has put a plan in motion that is intended to ensure its survival well into the future.
Over the next four years, Craig Andrisen, who founded the store with David Morton nearly 40 years ago, will transition into a different role within the company. And Lindsay Morton, David’s daughter, who has worked with Andrisen in a buying capacity at the business for the past decade, will take over his role.
“This is about brand perpetuation,” said David Morton. “Neither Craig nor I are 30 years old anymore and we wanted to keep the business going.” Lindsay Morton is the only second-generation family member in the company, he said, so it made sense for her to take on a larger role. “She’ll be heading the next generation of leadership,” her father said.
David Morton said he will continue to be involved after the four-year transition period when Andrisen is expected to focus full-time on running the company’s Peter Millar stores. Andrisen Morton has operated the Peter Millar store in the Cherry Creek North development in Denver since 2015 as well as a unit at the Broadmoor Resort in Colorado Springs, which opened last year.
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Rondo puts on his cape in the playoffs

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Fatal Southwest Accident Puts Focus on Widely Used Engine

The engine failure that killed a passenger aboard a Southwest Airlines flight puts the spotlight on one of the industry’s most commonly used engines.
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Jenny Packham Puts on the Ritz

SOMETHING BLUE: Jenny Packham is back on home turf. The British designer hosted her bridal show in London for the first time, and also has plans to mark her 30 years in business with a ready-to-wear show during London Fashion Week in September.
“Things have really changed, and it actually doesn’t matter too much where you show because the images are going to be distributed online everywhere,” said the designer. “Being our 30th year, I wanted to work with my team locally, do something a bit different and keep it lively.”
The show, held at the Ritz on Piccadilly, drew inspiration from the Thirties, a period Packham said she was drawn to because it was a time of liberation for women.
She translated the spirit of the era with clean lines and simple, A-line silhouettes done in delicately embroidered lace, pleated chiffon and floral appliquéd silk.

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She also injected trendier touches here and there, in the form of a white robe dress or an embroidered jumpsuit paired with a leather jacket featuring graffiti drawings.
“We have a wide range of looks that address all the different types of women we cater to, in all of the different territories we sell to,”

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Profile: When a Therapist Puts Buddhism Into Practice

Mark Epstein wrote a slew of popular books on the intersection of Western and Eastern thought, but kept his work with patients separate. Then came his father’s illness, and a new book: “Advice Not Given.”
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New BBC, PBS Adaptation of ‘Little Women’ Puts Women Before and Behind the Camera

“Little Women” is a highlight of the BBC’s Christmas schedule, and the adaptation of Louisa May Alcott’s classic novel appropriately puts women front and center on screen and behind the camera. The team behind the three-parter is helmed by Vanessa Caswill (“Thirteen”), written by Heidi Thomas (“Call the Midwife”), and produced by Susie Liggat (“Fortitude”). […]

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Jet-a-porter Puts the Focus on Dressing for Holiday, Adventures

HOLIDAY READY: Net-a-porter is putting more focus on holiday wear as it looks to answer to the needs of an increasingly global and mobile consumer who is big on experiences, travel and her social media image.
The e-tailer has launched a new category, Jet-a-porter, offering a curated selection of resort, swimwear and ski clothing. According to the company, skiwear has increased by more than half since last year. Given its significant growth trajectory, it made up almost three-quarters of Net’s Cruise 2017 buy.
“We’ve seen major growth year-on-year since launching the sports category, Net-a-sporter, in 2014 and we don’t see this slowing down any time soon,” said Elizabeth von der Goltz, Net’s global buying director.
She said that among the best-selling brands were Fendi, Perfect Moment, best known for their onesies, Moncler Grenoble and the knitwear label Chinti and Parker, which recently created an exclusive capsule for the retailer.

The latest Jet-a-porter ski campaign. 
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She also noted a shift in consumer behavior and the increased importance of experiences as drivers of the new trend.
“As experiences have become increasingly important in consumers’ lives, so has travel and adventure. Being up in the mountains in the snow isn’t just for skiers, but for people looking for

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Dressember Puts Dresses to Work Against Sex Trafficking

Many people go through rotations of dresses every December for countless holiday and New Year’s parties, but for those participating in Dressember, getting dolled up comes with a dose of do-gooding.
“Dressember is an annual campaign where people wear dresses every day during the month of December as a way to raise awareness and money for anti-trafficking organizations,” the organization’s co-founder and chief executive officer Blythe Hill explains. “We focus specifically on sex trafficking, but there are all forms of trafficking as well that go into it. “
Hill got the idea for the dress-a-day style challenge in college, and later connected it with her passion for eradicating sex trafficking.
“There are more people alive today in slavery than ever before in history – the numbers are upwards of 36 million people. It’s a $ 150 billion industry and the vast majority of people trapped in trafficking are women and girls. It’s one of the fastest growing criminal industries,” she says. “When I started hearing about it I was in college and I just felt this immediate urgency to do something about it. At the time, I was an English major and didn’t know [what to do]. I was like, ‘ok, should

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Robust Job Growth Puts U.S. on Firmest Footing in a Decade

The U.S. economy is hitting milestones not seen in more than a decade, marked by robust hiring that has led to low unemployment and a sustained pickup in output.
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Kris Jenner Puts Finishing Touches to Her Mother's Condo

The "KUWTK" star spruces up her mother Mary Jo's new L.A. condo. See Kris call the shots when decorating the chic pad in this bonus clip!
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Prince Harry Puts a Ring on Meghan Markle’s Finger

LONDON – Prince Harry has just put a new spin on The Special Relationship between the U.K. and the U.S., asking Meghan Markle, his American girlfriend of more than a year, to marry him.
Clarence House confirmed early Monday that Prince Harry is to marry Markle, putting an end to months of speculation. Markle, who was married and later divorced, is an actress best known for playing Rachel Zane in the legal drama series “Suits.”
The statement said the couple became engaged earlier this month and the wedding will take place in the spring of next year. They will live in Nottingham Cottage at Kensington Palace. Clarence House said more details will be announced in due course.

Markle and Prince Harry made their first public appearance as a couple this September at the Invictus Games in Canada. 
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The couple, who have been dating since July 2016, made their first public appearance this September at the Invictus Games in Canada. They have mostly avoided the spotlight, although the press and public attention around them has been intense.
The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh said they are “delighted for the couple and wish them every happiness.”
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Amazon Puts Whole Foods, Rapid-Delivery Businesses Under Veteran Executive

Amazon.com has consolidated its physical-retail and fast-delivery operations under Steve Kessel, a veteran lieutenant of CEO Jeff Bezos, as it integrates its new Whole Foods Market unit with related businesses.
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Amazon Puts Whole Foods, Rapid-Delivery Businesses Under Veteran Executive

Amazon.com has consolidated its physical-retail and fast-delivery operations under Steve Kessel, a veteran lieutenant of CEO Jeff Bezos, as it integrates its new Whole Foods Market unit with related businesses.
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The Crown Season 2 Trailer Puts Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip Drama Front and Center

The CrownClaire Foy’s The Crown swan song has begun. Foy, a Golden Globe winner for the Netflix drama, will play Queen Elizabeth II for the final time in The Crown season two. In the new trailer above,…

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Wi-fi security flaw ‘puts devices at risk of hacks’

Researchers have revealed details of a major problem with the way wi-fi data is protected.
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Amazon Puts Whole Foods on Fast Track to Conventional Supermarket

Whole Foods will change the way companies can sell and market their products beginning next year, banning “brand advocates” from stores and pushing sellers to pitch to the grocer’s Austin, Texas, headquarters.
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Complete game puts Colon in Ryan's company

Bartolo Colon becomes oldest American League pitcher to earn a complete game win since Nolan Ryan in 1992.



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Inside Jessica Simpson’s Life Away From the Cameras: How the Mogul Always Puts Family First

Jessica Simpson, Family There have been a lot of reminders lately about Jessica Simpson’s former life. Last Friday marked the 20th anniversary of boy band 98 Degrees’ debut album, a day that, two decades ago, set…

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Blac Chyna Puts Rob Kardashian Drama on Hold to Flaunt Her Curves in Skimpy Two-Piece Outfit

Blac Chyna isn’t letting her legal drama with ex-fiancé Rob Kardashian keep her from having a good time.

The reality star, 29, stepped out Monday night to host an event at Ace Of Diamonds strip club in West Hollywood.

Chyna wore a bedazzled two-piece ensemble that showed off her slim waist and a hint of skin on the midriff. After recently sporting a rainbow wig and a wavy blonde bob, she wore her hair in a chic lime-hued lob.

Inside the club, she gave fans a head-to-toe look at her outfit, taking a Snapchat video to show off the night’s look.

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The outing comes after Kardashian’s social media rampage against Chyna on July 5, during which he repeatedly shared graphic and expletive-ridden content about her on Twitter and Instagram and accused her of drug use, alcohol abuse and infidelity.

In response, Chyna retained high-powered civil rights attorney Lisa Bloom (Walter Mosley is co-counsel) and was granted a set of restraining orders against Kardashian — he was ordered by a judge to stay at least 100 ft. away from his ex and is banned from posting personal photos or information about her and her children (King Cairo, 4, with ex Tyga and their shared daughter Dream Renée, 8 months).

In an interview with ABC News that aired partly on Good Morning America earlier this month, Chyna said she was “devastated” by Kardashian’s actions.

 “How could somebody post these pictures of me?” she said. “This is a person that I trusted. I just felt betrayed.”

“He doesn’t respect me,” she added. “So if you can’t respect me, you have to respect the law.”

Though Kardashian, 30, has been mum since the tweet spree, a source close to Kardashian’s famous family told PEOPLE last week that the reality stars are “deeply disappointed and frustrated with Rob.”

“He’s made a difficult situation even worse,” said the source. “At this stage, the primary concern is protecting Dream from all this nastiness.”


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Tail of two cities: United puts rapper’s dog on wrong flight

United Airlines has landed itself in hot water after it flew US rapper ScHoolboy Q’s puppy to the wrong city.
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Molly Goddard Puts on ‘Fashion in Motion’ Show at the V&A

MOLLY’S WORLD: British designer Molly Goddard staged a show at the V&A’s newly opened Sainsbury Gallery — and took the opportunity to introduce pieces from her first pre-collection — as part of the museum’s ongoing Fashion in Motion series.
The range was more wearable than her fantastical main line, with its outsized proportions and sweeps of tulle. They also featured more pattern, from floral prints to tartan ones.
Goddard said the pre-collection was also inspired “by all the bit I love from the V&A’s collection, from embroidery to 17th-century underwear and a section on punk.”
It was the first show that Goddard hosted outside the official fashion week calendar. The Fashion in Motion series is for members of the public and the lines to enter Goddard’s show wound all the way around the museum.
“We made a lot of effort to make the show really special — it’s the biggest one we’ve ever done. It’s great not to have the pressure to produce things that are on-trend or seasonal,” said the designer, adding that she and her sister Alice had fun picking our their favorite designs.
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Veronique Branquinho Puts Label on ‘Hiatus’

PARIS – Veronique Branquinho and fashion group Onward Luxury said Monday they are parting ways, with immediate effect.
“Veronique Branquinho has decided to put her namesake label on hiatus, with the autumn-winter ’17 show being its last for now,” they said jointly in a statement.
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“I would like to thank Franco Penè and the Onward Luxury Group team for giving me the opportunity to express my vision for the past five years,” said Branquinho.
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Anne Hathaway Puts Her Vocal Talents on Display While Singing Google Translated Songs

Anne Hathaway, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy FallonAnne Hathaway proved she had vocal chops in Les Misérables, singing emotional tracks that ultimately earned her an Oscar. But come Monday night Hathaway changed her tune.
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Uber puts the brakes on its self-driving fleet after Arizona car crash

Uber puts the brakes on its self-driving fleet after Arizona car crashUber suspended its self-driving car pilot program on Saturday after one of its vehicles was involved in a smash in Tempe, Arizona. No injuries were reported, and cops said the other car appeared to have been at fault.



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Tim Minchin Puts Emotion on Broadway. Just Don’t Call Him Sentimental.

The Australian composer and performer on his career and the music and lyrics he wrote for “Groundhog Day.”
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70-Fold Price Increase Puts Drug at $89,000

Marathon Pharmaceuticals will charge $ 89,000 annually in the U.S. for a decades-old steroidal drug that was approved for U.S. sale for the first time on Thursday, a price that is as much as 70 times higher than the drug’s price overseas.
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Pink Puts Son Jameson Down When Daughter Willow Walks in the Room: She’s ‘a Little Weepy … We’re Working on It’

Is there a bit of sibling rivalry in Pink‘s household?

The 37-year-old singer, who recently welcomed her son Jameson Moon, opens up about life with two children during Tuesday’s The Ellen DeGeneres Show.

“He’s delicious,” Pink says of her 3-week-old baby boy during a phone call with DeGeneres.

And although the family is enjoying the new baby, Pink says she’s determined to make sure her 5-year-old daughter Willow Sage never feels left out.

“I literally put Jameson down when she walks in the room,” Pink tells the host. “ a little weepy these days so we’re working it out.”

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The “Raise Your Glass” singer says she is putting forth her best efforts when it comes to keeping the peace between the brother-sister duo. She even threw Willow a “big sister party” in the wake of Jameson’s arrival.

“Congrats Big Sis! #bigsisterparty,” Pink captioned a photo of herself, a sleeping Jameson and a smiling Willow in front of a cluster of balloons.

Pink and Carey Hart Welcome Second Child Jameson Moon

Pink and her husband Carey Hart welcomed Jameson on Monday, Dec. 26. The singer broke the news via social media two days later.

Willow seemed to be welcoming the new baby just fine, as she was shown in an Instagram photo sporting a wide grin as she held her new brother. And she even spent time gearing up for the little boy’s arrival.

“Dry Runs,” Pink wrote alongside an Instagram photo of Willow diapering a baby doll.


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The Bachelor Episode 2 Recap: Nick Puts Himself Out There

We start with Corinne, the narcissistic rich blonde contestant who is “crushing really hard” on Nick, and could also be my daughter, if I had birthed her when I was 11, but that’s an aside.  The women get invited to the group date, which is cruelly titled “Always a bridesmaid.” There’s an interview with Danielle, 27, who is blindingly attractive so I don’t listen to what she’s saying, which makes me a chauvinistic dude at heart.

The women are told by the producers to happily race toward Nick, and they do, buoyed by youth, hope, and the desire to be wed to a hipster with tendencies toward romantic angst. The women are outfitted in different bridal gowns, while Nick says that he wants to see the women “be goofy” and have fun, which foreshadows that someone will take this Too Seriously.

The shark costume girl gets drunk again. Corinne brags about having kissed Nick during the first cocktail party, and is happy about her bikini top bridal gown until she sees another girl who is supposed to be either Eve or a jungle bride and is wearing only leafy bikini bottoms with her hair covering her boobs.  Thunder: stolen.

The photographer says that whoever has the best connection with Nick will get a surprise, which is either more time with Nick or a session with a therapist specializing in daddy issues, whichever a given woman needs more (hint: it should always be the second).

Jasmine kisses Nick during the shoot, which opens up the floodgates for the other women kissing him as well. Jasmine the ungrammatical mental health counselor kisses him tenderly and Corinne almost kills her. The girls discuss how Corinne is the only one who’s kissed Nick, and Liz, who’s already had sex with him, gloats to the interviewer about how she’s had sex with him. In case you missed it, she’s had sex with him. Sex. With. Him.

Nick’s photo shoot as Adam and Eve is very sexy, which makes Corinna insecure, so on her turn, she gets in the pool and TAKES OFF HER TOP literally, and Nick looks profoundly uncomfortable with this topless photo shoot in front of the other women. Holy balls, she just won the contest for being “most connected” with Nick, which isn’t fair because only her boobs were most connected with Nick. Her prize, sadly, is only another wedding photo shoot with Nick, rather than intensive outpatient therapy focused on Narcissistic Personality Disorder.

At the cocktail party, after telling the interviewer that nobody ever has or will hold her boobs the way that Nick did (really), Corinne asks Nick for alone time, during which she instantly starts making out with him as per usual. She takes a break to tell him how much she likes him, and he says he is impressed with her and how she is sexy and takes charge.  No way is he marrying her, though.  She’s not enough of a challenge for Nick.

The southern belle, Raven, tells Nick that she’s been cheated on before, and tells Nick that she’s previously been attracted to ass$ %@s, apparently unlike him. Corinne interrupts shark costume girl for her second time talking to Nick this evening, which she really Shouldn’t Do, according to Bachelor Etiquette.  Next, the mental health counselor discusses how the majority of her work “comes down to vulnerability,” but then she, too, is interrupted by Corinne, who is now taking her third turn with Nick, which is really an unprecedented breach of protocol.  Weirdly, Nick keeps letting her do this, meaning either the producers told him not to stop her, or he’s really a boob guy, to the exclusion of being a personality guy.

Uh oh!  The mental health counselor steals Nick back! Later, Corinne, who is fairly inebriated, says that the mental health counselor, whose name I should really learn at some point, “re-interrupted” her and that is out of line.  This is the definition of “the inability to understand others’ perspectives.” She then gives a drunken rant telling the other girls that nobody should be there to make friends, but should be there for Nick only, and so forth.  Nick, bizarrely, gives Corinne the rose, who then says that her dad would be proud of her performance this evening, “even though I was naked.” The other women respond with silence, and Corinne says “I was just Corinne, that’s all I did, guys.”  Which appears to be their issue.

Back at the house, Corinne tells another girl how she’s not used to guys listening to her, which is why she’s so into Nick.  The helicopter comes to take Danielle, the neonatal nurse, on a one-on-one date.  The other women are excited for her, or at least putting on a good impression of being excited for her. Nick and Danielle’s helicopter lands on a yacht in Newport Beach, which is like my last date, except for the yacht, helicopter, and location. It turns out that Nick and Danielle are from the same hometown, and she will be the madonna character in the madonna-whore trope that underlies the show.  Three guesses who’s the whore.

Back at the house, Liz the doula tells another girl, Christen, that she had sex with Nick.  She asks how much time we have left to the show, and I answer, 39 minutes.  Oh wait, I was just dissociating during this awkward conversation.  Christen, like all of America, appears confused as to why Liz refused to give Nick her number after the hookup but yet wants to be on the show now.

Meanwhile, on the yacht, Nick and Danielle canoodle in a cute and laid back way, but, with her low hypnotic voice and natural makeup, I think she’s too low-drama for Nick. She seems like someone that wouldn’t be terribly good in bed, unless you’re into necrophilia. Oh wait, the corpse is perking up, and that joke was in terribly poor taste, since she now is confiding that she had a dead drug addicted fiance.  He wasn’t dead at the time of engagement though.  We think. Danielle gets the rose, as does anyone who ever discusses a death during a one-on-one.  He tells the camera that he connected with Danielle in a deeper way than he thought he would, and she’s cute and lovable and then they get on a Ferris Wheel and kiss and life is a dream when you’re young, hot, and on reality TV. Back in my life, my dog just scooted on the carpet so she probably needs her anal glands expressed.

Another date card arrives at the house and Liz is upset that that she only merits a group date invite, and not a one-on-one. Te group date is at some weird museum of things that people leave behind from failed relationships, which includes the ring that Nick used to propose to Caitlin during his failed proposal on The Bachelorette. There is a staged fight where a couple breaks up, and the stupider girls think it’s real and not staged.  Then, the girls are supposed to fake break up with Nick in front of a live audience, because they have literally thought of every other date option already on this show.

Liz freaks out because she thinks that Nick is avoiding her, because drama queen.  Now we move to the breakups, which are actually kind of funny, but I think my bar for humor on this show is low. Liz the drama queen tries to make this into a real conversation.  She talks about their hookup at Jade and whoever’s wedding and says that he didn’t fight for her, in this fake conversation that is actually real.  He is very weirded out and tells the camera that he didn’t expect Liz to share their “dating” story in front of the other women.

Group date. Nick talks to the women, trying to suss out whether they know that he’s hooked up with Liz. Christen confirmed that Liz told her that They Had Sex. He confirms this as well, and Christen thanks him for his honesty, which is apparently a thing that is done on this show a minimum of three times per episode.

Nick corners Liz and tells her that he knows that she told Christen that They Had Sex.  He says that he hasn’t heard from her before this, but now she’s on the show, so if she wanted to pursue a relationship, why did she wait till she was going to be on TV to do it? She says various contradictory and confusing things that do nothing to assuage Nick’s fears that she’s a fame whore. Then he dumps her, which teaches you a lesson, ladies: if you like a dude, call him after sex, don’t wait till he’s on national TV to pursue him.  Generalize to your own life situation as needed.

Nick goes back and tells the women that he Had Sex with Liz but now dumped her, and the “To Be Continued” sign comes across the screen.  Next time, we see women crying because of the idea of Nick Having Sex with anyone but them.  And the Bachelorette contestants and the people on Bachelor in Paradise, but whatever.  And till we meet again, I remain, The Blogapist Who Says, You’re a Shoo In For Bachelor in Paradise, Liz.

 

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Milan Puts Spotlight on Young Talents

YOUNG GUNS: Milan’s Palazzo Morando on Wednesday evening was lit up for two back-to-back events hinging on fashion’s generation next: “Empower Talents 3,” hosted by Vogue Italia editor in chief Franca Sozzani and Kering chairman and ceo François-Henri Pinault, a project that offers internships at the luxury brands that are part of the French group in Italy; and the “Who is On Next? and Vogue Talents” happening, also hosted by Sozzani.
“It’s always beautiful to channel the energy of youth and work with new talents,” said Carlo Capasa, president of the Italian chamber of fashion.
“I came earlier to Milan to check out the new designers,” said Laudomia Pucci. “It’s our duty not only to find them but to help them.” How did she feel about the debut show of Massimo Giorgetti at the helm of Emilio Pucci on Thursday? “Very confident,” she grinned.
Salvatore Ferragamo’s Massimiliano Giornetti was taking a break from putting the finishing touches to his collection, to be shown on Sunday.
“It’s all ready and done,” countered Anna Molinari about her own lineup. Giambattista Valli, Lapo Elkann, siblings Alberta and Massimo Ferretti, Moncler’s Remo Ruffini, Sara Battaglia, and Elena Ghisellini also attended.

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“Wood, Metal, Screw 2” Puts a Ban on Canvas – August 22, at Gabba Gallery!

“Art is very often put into categories, and the canvas dominates the art category,” explained Jason Ostro, owner of the Gabba Gallery, and co-curator of “Wood, Metal, Screw 2.” Opening on Saturday, August 22, the group exhibition celebrates alternative media, and will feature the work of forty-five artists. Ostro continues, “‘Wood, Metal, Screw 2’ is a new style art show where the medium of art on canvas is not allowed.”

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Gabba Gallery is an up-and-coming gallery that has presented a long list of unique exhibitions since it opened in 2012. Unlike the typical gallery owner, Ostro is also a street artist. He has a diverse background that also includes fashion, music as well as art. Citing his mother as the impetus to luring him to the art world, Ostro has helped many emerging artists sell their work and is responsible for organizing numerous art shows. For this exhibition he and co-curator Phil Santos have gathered together a varied assortment of talented artists. “I’m looking for art that captures imagination, expresses happiness, love or sorrow,” said Ostro. “I want art that makes people feel!”

Since moving to Los Angeles in 2008, the Canadian born artist Jennifer Verge has immersed herself in her art as well as the LA art scene. Although it has not always been an easy road, Verge has persevered with a positive attitude, which is ever present in her art. “I am grateful to be a part of this particular show. This type of mixed media art really excites me,” said Verge. This will be her second time showing with the Gabba Gallery. “I’m really proud to be showing at this gallery. Jason the owner is amazing! He and Phil have curated fantastic shows together. With over 45 different artists the opening is going to bring a huge crowd…a guaranteed fun night.”

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“Jennifer Verge is an artist with heart and love,” said Ostro. “It shows up in her work perfectly. Jennifer’s combination and use of materials to convey her messages are the perfect art for ‘Wood, Metal, Screw.'”

Verge will be showing one of her brand new works titled Some People Feel the Rain Others just Get Wet, which was inspired by a recent outing with her sister and some close friends during a rare LA rainstorm. “It’s important to surround yourself with people who live by these words.”

Verge has found inspiration in family and friends before. She incorporated the phrase “Enjoy your Life 24/7” into one of her first mixed media works to be shown at a gallery. “It was the last thing one of my favorite aunts said to me before she passed away,” she revealed. “It will always be one of my favorites.” The work sold that night – one might say it was a sign from above. http://www.jenniferverge.com/

Nathan Cartwright, probably best known as the owner/curator of the Hive Gallery. Cartwright has played an active part of the downtown art community for over ten years. Prior to owning his gallery, he curated underground art exhibitions at Hangar 1018.

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For “Wood, Metal, Screw 2,” Cartwright will be showing a sculpture titled the Ladder. The above image is a photo of just one portion of the entire sculpture. He explains, “This piece illustrates the evolution and transformation of self through playful images, robotics and lights.” The multi-dimensional work is influenced by Alchemy. The artist incorporated symbols of from several religions and perhaps a bit of his own sarcasm while commenting on the destructive roles that people choose to play. The piece also celebrates transformation. “My mission is to move my viewers to a place of play and communicate about the evolution of the self,” said Cartwright.

When asked what he thought of the theme of the exhibit, he said, “I love the concept – it is basically mixed media, constructed work and this is what I love to do! Plus, I love looking for new junk and shapes and toys to make art with…it makes every trip out of my door an adventure. Who knows? You may find the perfect cabinet door to make a masterpiece on!!! http://www.artwrightstudio.com/ http://hivegallery.com/honey/

Chicago based artist Nate Otto has been creating as long as he can remember. He is known for his imagined cityscapes, which he will be showing as part of the “Wood Metal Screw” exhibition.

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“For this piece I wanted to show one building set off from the rest of the city, as living in a large city can sometimes be lonely and alienating. I was thinking about Los Angeles and I wanted to show the city tapping into a dwindling water supply below. Some of the pipes don’t reach the water level.” http://nateotto.com/home.html

Jason Ostro continues to be an active implement of change and a positive force for the survival of the arts in the Rampart District (adjacent to Silverlake). In 2013, he began the Gabba Arts District Mural Tour, which is a true labor of love. To date, he is responsible for creating over eighty murals in the area. He has utilized talented artists from all over the world to better his community.

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Both Ostro and Phil Santos will each have one work in “Wood, Metal, Screw” showing along with over forty artists. When asked what he loves most about curating, Ostro answered. “The energy, the art, the pulse of fresh art.” @jasonostro @philsantosart

There will be an opening reception for “Wood, Metal, Screw” on August 22 from 7-10pm at Gabba Gallery (3126 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90057). The event will feature guest DJ Jonathan Williams, and is sponsored by 7/11, Hubert’s and Perrier. For a full list of artists and more information about the gallery, visit http://www.thegabbagallery.com/

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Teen’s Hilarious Senior Quote Puts New Spin On Coming Out Of The Closet

Maxwell Barrett wanted to leave high school “with a bang.” He succeeded.

The 18-year-old senior at Raritan High School in Hazlet, New Jersey, tweeted a screenshot of his yearbook photo and accompanying quote on Tuesday:

The quote, credited to “Unknown,” reads: “Of course I dress well, I didn’t spend all that time in the closet for nothing.”

“I wanted to go out with a bang,” Barrett, who is indeed very snappily dressed in the photo, told The Huffington Post. “I had never done sports, or clubs. I was always just an art student. I wanted to go out in a way people would remember me by!” He added that he didn’t come up with the quote completely on his own, but had rephrased a similar quote he’d seen online.

Barrett said he was “out” as gay to most people around him. Though he had never officially told his parents, he said he could tell that they already knew. “It was just more of a confirmation to [my parents] than a coming-out story,” he said.

And his parents’ reaction?

“They said it was the best one in the yearbook and that they were proud of me,” Barrett said. He mentioned that his classmates also loved it, and that even teachers had pulled him aside to congratulate him and comment on the quote.

Barrett said a yearbook supervisor initially told him they weren’t going to run the quote because of its “shock value.”

However, Hazlet Township Public School Superintendent Bernard Bragen could not confirm that happened.

“My understanding is that it was never pulled,” he said.


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Bridget Barkan Puts A Modern Spin On A Judy Garland Classic In Honor Of Homeless LGBT Youth

Among gay audiences, Judy Garland is one of few performers who never seems to go out of style.

New York singer-actress Bridget Barkan proved that point at 2014’s “Night of a Thousand Judys” when she crooned a tender version of “As Long as He Needs Me,” which was introduced in the Broadway musical “Oliver!” and performed by Garland on her television series, “The Judy Garland Show,” in 1963.

Now in its fifth year, “Night of a Thousand Judys” — which is a special presentation of New York- and Los Angeles-based actor, writer and performer Justin Sayre’s variety show, “The Meeting,” and timed to coincide with LGBT Pride Month — will benefit the Ali Forney Center, an advocacy group dedicated to homeless lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) teens and young adults.

As in previous installments, performers from Broadway, television and downtown cabaret will hit New York’s Merkin Concert Hall at the Kaufman Center June 1 to croon songs made famous by Garland during her fabled career. The 2015 lineup includes Melissa Errico, Liz Callaway, Michael McElroy, Lauren Worsham and The Skivvies, among others.

Sayre interviewed Ali Forney Center founder Carl Siciliano for his “Sparkle & Circulate with Justin Sayre” podcast. You can check that out here.

Meanwhile, you can also view some previous performances from “The Meeting” on Sayre’s official YouTube page. For more Sayre, head to Facebook and Twitter, too.

“Night of a Thousand Judys” plays New York’s Merkin Concert Hall at the Kaufman Center on June 1. Head here for more details.

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This Puts Run-Of-The-Mill Father-Daughter Wedding Dances To Shame

When bride Kandice Mickunas joined her dad on the dance floor for their father-daughter dance, she had no idea what her ‘ol pops had in store.

The dance started out traditionally — a slow number to Louis Armstrong’ “What A Wonderful World.” A few moments in, dad Jim Mickunas grabbed a glove and baseball for himself and his newlywed daughter and started throwing around the ball to the tune of John Foggerty’s “Centerfield.”

“My daughter has always found her own path,” Jim captioned a video of the dance on YouTube. “She played flag football at 6. She hated wearing dresses. She wore a tuxedo to her first communion. She lettered in soccer and track. She then became an engineer for the largest automaker in the world when she was 22. I could not imagine having a traditional father-daughter dance with her. That is not what we were or are… So I came up with this. She had no idea!”

In a sweet twist, Jim hands off the glove and ball to his new son-in-law. Watch the video above to see how it all unfolds.

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Dad Puts Baby To Sleep By Breathing Like Darth Vader

The dark side of the Force comes with a plethora of powers, ranging from telekinesis to lightsaber skills, and apparently, putting your newborn to sleep.

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‘American Sniper’ Trailer Puts Bradley Cooper Back In Oscar Season

Warner Bros. dropped the first trailer for Clint Eastwood’s “American Sniper” on Thursday, and it’s a doozy: The two-minute clip focuses on Chris Kyle, the most lethal sniper in United States history, and provides a brief window into what kind of decisions he was asked to make during his time as a Navy SEAL. Bradley Cooper plays Kyle in Eastwood’s film, and from the extra bulk on Cooper’s frame to the Texas accent he affects, it’s the kind of part that could put the two-time Oscar nominee in line for a third straight nod. Either way, keep “American Sniper” on your long list of Oscar contenders for one simple reason: Eastwood’s “Million Dollar Baby,” which had a similar “surprise” release in 2004 and went on to win Best Picture.


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