What Exactly Makes the New Nintendo Switch Model Different

Earlier this month, Nintendo announced a revised model of the original Nintendo Switch, one with a much improved battery life over the current crop of Nintendo Switch consoles.

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Boohoo Makes a Play for British Retailers Karen Millen and Coast

LONDON — Boohoo is looking to drive its brand image upscale and confirmed Tuesday it has made an offer to acquire British retail brands Karen Millen and Coast. The company did not give further details, and said a further announcement would be made “when appropriate.” The two fashion chains could not be more different than Boohoo, a fast-fashion online retailer aimed at a Gen Z customer that sells clothes at far lower price points than its two acquisition targets. The fashions at Karen Millen and Coast are more classic, not trend-driven and target an older demographic. Karen Millen bought Coast through a pre-pack administration deal in October 2018 and both brands are owned by Icelandic bank Kaupthing. “The Boohoo Group seems an unlikely suitor for premium women’s wear brands Karen Millen and Coast, which have strong reputations for quality occasion wear. This contrasts to Boohoo’s focus on selling a high volume of product quickly, offering frequent promotions and using social media as an important marketing method,” commented Emily Salter, retail analyst at Global Data. Boohoo Group has been growing its stable. In 2016, it acquired fast-fashion website Pretty Little Thing for 3.3 million pounds and in 2017 the group acquired Nasty Gal for

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Willie Norris Makes Runway Debut at La Mama Galleria

Designer Willie Norris presented his fall 2019 collection at the intimate and iconic La Mama Galleria in the East Village, where artists such as Bette Midler, Harvey Keitel, Diane Lane, Harvey Fierstein, the Blue Man Group and David Bowie have performed or taken in a show.
Though the setting was intimate, the audience was rambunctious, cheering for the all-queer cast of models and friends like Coco Romack, West Dakota and Charlene Incarnate, who hosted the show, and Aaron Philip, Michael Love, Jess Miller, Blaire Augustus and Cherry Jaymes, who made their runway debuts. Norris cast the models before the collection was done, because he wanted to adapt the clothing to each individual.
“I cast most of the models before the looks were made,” said Norris. “I knew exactly who I wanted in the show and the clothes needed to adapt to the models, not the other way around.”

Michael Love, one of many to make their runway debut at the Willie Norris Workshop show this month. 

“Collection One” consisted of 15 workwear-inspired looks, including a range of jeans, denim jackets and jumpsuits, and graphic T-shirts and tank tops all crafted from deadstock fabric and repurposed clothing. In addition, leather pieces and accessories were made

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Streetwear Losing Steam as Tailored Makes a Comeback

It’s tailored’s time once again.
Streetwear has dominated the conversation in men’s wear for the past several years, but the dialogue is changing. At the fall runway shows in Europe in January, there was a noticeable shift toward a more dressed-up aesthetic.
Retailers are ready.
But while the selling floors will be more skewed toward tailored, it’s clearly not your grandfather’s suit. The fashion influence of streetwear and comfort of ath-leisurewear have had a dramatic — and lasting — impact on the entire men’s market. So instead of a sea of solid navy and gray single-breasted suits, there’s color and pattern and modern silhouettes in both suits and sport coats — and they’re being paired with upscale T-shirts and the ubiquitous sneaker.
The sneaker remains the one hot layover from the streetwear explosion, but even that is shifting focus, with a dressier silhouette coming to the fore. And for fall, comfortable boots may even kick sneakers to the curb.
Ironically, the return to tailored comes at the same time Goldman Sachs said it would be relaxing the dress code for its employees in light of the more casual workplace (although bankers will still have to wear suits when they meet prospective or actual clients). This

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‘UglyDolls’ Team Celebrates Film’s Message: ‘Being Unique Is What Makes You Special’

A cappella group Pentatonix is all in for “UglyDolls’” message of embracing what makes one different. Scott Hoying, one of five group members, told Variety at the “Ugly Dolls” red carpet at L.A. Live on Saturday when asked why they were attracted attracted to providing a song for the soundtrack, “We love animated films and […]

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Giada Makes Foray in the U.S. Retail Market

MILAN — Giada is making its foray into U.S. retail.
On Monday, the luxury women’s wear label, controlled by Chinese fashion giant Redstone Group, will open its first store in the American continent.
Giada creative director Gabriele Colangelo said the 4,300-square-foot minimal and modern store, designed by Italian architect Claudio Silvestrin, is located in Boston, a city that “reflects that attention to culture and elegance that is at the base of the Giada brand.”
In addition, Colangelo pointed that a big percentage of Giada’s employees graduated from the prestigious universities in the Boston area.
“This opening is an homage to the city of Boston and at the same time represents a first retail test in the U.S. market,” Colangelo said.

Giada store in Boston 
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Giada, which regularly shows during Milan Fashion Week, distributes its collections exclusively through its retail network, which along with the new boutique in Boston, includes more than 50 units in China and a flagship at the heart of Milan’s Golden Triangle luxury shopping district.
“The group’s expansion strategy is very attentive and precise,” Colangelo said. “They are carefully investing in specific markets and when it comes to selecting the locations for the stores, they only look at premium areas.”
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Fashion to Fintech, OnApproval Makes Luxury Shopping Less Cryptic

From fashion to fintech, American fashion designer Alvin Valley partners with HauteLook cofounder Carlota Espinosa and Oracle-acquired InstantService.com founder Damion Hankejh to integrate OnApproval — the “first luxury payment service system” with Uphold in early January.
Having launched in 2015, Uphold serves more than 184 countries to deliver 30-plus currency types including traditional forms and cryptocurrency. Since its launch, it has powered more than $ 4 billion in U.S. transactions while offering “frictionless foreign exchange for merchants and members around the world.”
The partnership anticipates the formal launch of OnApproval, and it allows its members to “pull goods before paying — providing an in-store shopping experience at home” — by partnering as the alpha merchant with Uphold, the “Internet bank of money,” to onboard 1 million OnApproval members.
According to Hankejh, e-commerce is “ripe for remodeling.” In a separate interview with WWD, Espinosa offered that OnApproval “drives loyalty by reducing payment friction and eliminating the “shopping cart” paradigm, triggering in-store behavior in the home wrapped in personalized customer experience.”
Sometimes noted as the “king of pants” for his extensive design reign in the product category, Valley is in good company with his fellow cofounders of OnApproval. Espinosa is cofounder and vice president of the Nordstrom-acquired HauteLook and Hankejh is a chief

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Tasaki Makes European Foray with New Bond Street Opening

LONDON — Japanese fine jewelry house Tasaki has opened its first European boutique – on London’s New Bond Street.
The store is located next to other big fine jewelry names including Bulgari, Chanel and Cartier, which has just completed an ambitious renovation of its Bond Street flagship.
The Tasaki boutique spans 5,015 square feet over seven floors, and is filled with intimate areas displaying the house’s jewelry collections, which mainly focus on diamonds and pearls. The latter are sourced from the brand’s own pearl farms in Japan and Myanmar.
The idea was to create a “harmonious environment” in the space and reflect the brand’s Ginza flagship, through a focus on geometric interiors.

An exclusive Atelier Tasaki piece, created by Prabal Burung for the house’s London store opening 
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To celebrate the opening, the house’s creative director Prabal Gurung has created eight exclusive pieces featuring pearls, diamonds and shapes inspired by the underwater world.
“I find the juxtaposition between the traditional heritage of London against the city’s modern artists and provoking experimental culture to be so inspiring,” said Gurung who was appointed creative director in 2017 and was tasked with adding a new, more modern dimension to the house with the introduction of a new line, dubbed

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Virginie Morgon Makes French New Year’s Honors Roll

PARIS — Virginie Morgon, chief executive officer of Paris-based investment firm Eurazeo, was made a Knight of the Legion of Honor, France’s highest civilian decoration, on New Year’s Day.
With a portfolio of roughly 15 billion euros in assets under management, of which 9 billion euros is from third parties, Eurazeo is a shareholder in Moncler, Farfetch, Vestiaire Collective, Nest Fragrances and Pat McGrath Labs, among others.
Others associated with the fashion and retail worlds who were promoted to Knight of the Legion of Honor in the annual list included Jean-Luc Déchery, owner and ceo of leather-goods brand Camille Fournet, and Franck François, founder of hair salon chain Vog.

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South Africa’s Black Production Service Sector Makes Push for Projects at AFM

“Number 37,” a Hitchcockian crime thriller set in the gritty Cape Flats outside Cape Town, hits U.S. theaters Nov. 2, opening in New York and L.A. ahead of a wider theatrical release. For producer Bradley Joshua, who’s part of a delegation of filmmakers brought by South Africa’s Dept. of Trade & Industry (DTI) to the […]

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Joe Bananas Makes Leap From Sydney to New York

Kim Bourke and Evan Sturrock are all in.
The co-owners of Joe Bananas, a 40-year-old Australian luxury men’s brand, have picked up stakes, moved halfway around the world to New York and opened their first store on Madison Avenue.
“When Americans dream big, they dream of making it in New York City,” Bourke said. “And when Australians dream big, they dream of making it in New York City.”
And so he and his business partner — and brother-in-law — took the leap of faith, leaving their home, and their two stores in Sydney, to open a 1,600-square-foot space at 943 Madison Avenue, between 74th and 75th streets, next door to The Met Breuer. The store had a soft opening last week and the grand opening is scheduled for Oct. 18.
A peek inside gives the first hint at what makes Joe Bananas different. Although the brand offers a wide range of products, it is best known for its colorful sport coats that are created from limited-edition, handcrafted silk textiles in patterns that are inspired by nature in Australia. It takes 250-300 days on average to weave one bolt of fabric that will in turn produce only six jackets that retail starting at $ 2,800 and go up

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Hodinkee Makes Annual Collectors Summit Free to Public

As a celebration of its 10th anniversary, Benjamin Clymer, the founder of Hodinkee, decided to forego charging attendees $ 3,000 to attend its Collectors Summit, which will take place in New York from Dec. 7-9.
“It’s a way to give back to our community,” said Clymer. “We decided that this is something we believe in and we figured once every 10 years we could swing it.”
The summit, which will be held inside a loft on Grand Street, will feature talks that can hold up to 150 people along with exclusive product drops, including a collaboration with Swatch.
Hodinkee has grown from a one-man-operated watch site to a 35-person company that produces a magazine, two podcasts and operates online retail. In addition to its limited-edition watch collaborations, which usually generate around $ 3 million in sales per year, it sells around 30,000 leather goods a year. Going forward, the company is targeting lifestyle products and has plans to collaborate on stereo equipment and camera accessories.
Next up is a physical retail space in New York, which Clymer said will be a hub for the watch world that’s open to the public. Clymer said the goal is to create a space that’s not too masculine and feels

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They Might Be Mean, But PCAs Finalist Jimmy Kimmel’s ”Celebrity Mean Tweets” Skit Always Makes Us Laugh

Jimmy Kimmel, Celebrity Mean Tweets, Hip Hop Edition, EveJimmy Kimmel has a lot of great aspects to his show Jimmy Kimmel Live!, but one of our favorites is definitely “Celebrity Mean Tweets.”
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Louis C.K. Makes New Appearance at New York’s Comedy Cellar

Louis C.K. made a second appearance at New York’s Comedy Cellar, another attempt by the comedian to rehabilitate himself after being accused of sexually harassing women. According to The New York Times, the comic returned to the Comedy Cellar Sunday night, once again generating controversy. Two women walked out on the act, which lasted about […]

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Durban Makes Push to Bring African Docs to Global Audiences

DURBAN —  With a global debate calling for greater diversity and representation onscreen, and growing demand for documentaries across borders and platforms, the organizers of the 9th Durban FilmMart (DFM) made a concerted effort this year to add African voices to the conversation. “For Africa, documentary filmmaking is such an important space, in terms of […]

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The Ken Scott Brand Makes a Comeback With Resort Capsule

MILAN — Ken Scott’s joyful and creative aesthetic is making a comeback.
The Ken Scott Foundation established in 1989 by the Indiana-born designer, who died in 1991 and became popular in the Sixties and Seventies with his colorful prints, has teamed with Milan-based Daniele Ghiselli Showroom to unveil a women’s resort 2019 capsule collection.
In particular, a design team of young fashion talents went through the designer’s archives in Milan to find the prints, which they used to pepper a range of contemporary designs infused with urban, street influences.
“The Ken Scott Foundation’s archives, which are completely catalogued and digitized, count 6,000 different prints and about one-third of them are unseen,” said Ghiselli, founder and chief executive officer of the namesake showroom. “He is identified and recognized for his floral patterns, but he actually developed so many themes, including sports, boats, bicycles, cars and food, just to cite a few. His prints look so modern and I think this is just the perfect moment, considering the current trends, to bring them back.”

A look from Ken Scott resort 2019 collection. 
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The capsule, which includes about 60 ready-to-wear pieces, as well as 30 footwear styles and 30 bags, will retail from 120 euros for sweatshirts to 250

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Cannes 2018: Model Petra Nemcova Makes the Case for Sustainable Red-Carpet Dressing With Chopard, Livia Firth

NEW APPROACH: Model and philanthropist Petra Nemcova has spent two weeks in Cannes attending red-carpet events and premieres in sustainably made gowns and accessories.
As the festival comes to a close, Nemcova said she has seen the message of sustainability grow stronger than ever on the Cannes red carpet and that a shift in mind-set has been brewing throughout the film festival, on the part of celebrities, designers and stylists alike.
“I’ve been seeing things change in the last two weeks, more than ever. Just before the festival, there was also the Met Gala, where models like Gisele Bündchen wore sustainable gowns, so everything is coming together,” said Nemcova, who teamed with Chopard and eco-campaigner Livia Firth on the project to encourage designers to rethink the ways they design for the red carpet, as part of Firth’s ongoing “Green Carpet Challenge” initiative.
“It might not be for everyone but the last weeks were so important for this movement and it’s inevitable that more and more stylists will now start looking for sustainable choices,” added Nemcova, who was joined by the likes of Cate Blanchett and Penélope Cruz in her mission to promote sustainable red-carpet dressing.

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Detroit: Become Human Makes Your Choices Feel Organic

When I asked the team behind Detroit: Become Human how many endings the game has, they struggled to give me an answer. Adam Williams, one of the lead writers at Quantic Dream, said “that depends how you define an ending.” Writer/Director David Cage thought about it and said, “I don’t know, a lot.” They said there might be a number floating around somewhere in an email, but they didn’t know it off by heart. I asked David what makes Detroit different from a Telltale game, too, and mentioned how gamers had been burned by the ‘every choice matters’ sales pitch we keep getting from publishers. He told me the script was over 4,000 pages long, that there are hundreds of variants when it comes to the ending, and that the game was a nightmare to QA test because of all the permutations.

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Kenya Moore’s Husband Marc Daly Makes His Real Housewives of Atlanta Debut

Is that you, Marcy Daly?

After a season of avoiding the Real Housewives of Atlanta cameras, Mr. Kenya Moore finally made his reality TV debut Sunday night, swinging by the premiere party for her domestic violence PSA.

It was a surprise for Moore, who had told her cast mates that Daly wouldn’t make the event because he was in New York City, where he lives and runs a restaurant.

“He’s working and he was just like, ‘I can’t, but I send you my love,’ ” she told pals Shereé Whitfield and Porsha Williams.

“He cannot get on a plane by himself, girl. I need to book his ticket, I need to pick out his clothes!” she added. “Guess what, he’s married now, so guess who he wants to take care of him?”

But while Moore was introducing the PSA in her speech, Daly snuck in.

“I just want to thank you girls,” Moore said in her speech, before seeing Daly. “I want to also thank my loving husband, my knight in shining armor.”

She then ran to Daly’s side, giving him a hug and a kiss. “Hi baby! You look so handsome,” she said.

“He fooled me!” Moore confessed. “Clearly he knows how to book his own travel. I think he wanted to make a grand entrance and that’s what he did.”

Daly was proud of his wife. “It was amazing,” he told her of her PSA. “Great job, baby, Great job.”

He then got to meet Moore’s RHOA costars, including BFF Cynthia Bailey — who quickly hugged Daly and told him, “I’m glad my girl is smiling and happy. Now I see why! … This is the highlight of the party!”

“I’m so glad to meet Marc,” Bailey told audiences. “He’s kind of sexy. Kenya got a fine husband. Now that the Marc Daly mystery is solved, the haters can just shut up.”

Kandi Burruss and her husband Todd Tucker came over, too, just as Daly was asked if the two had decided whether they would be living in New York City or Atlanta. “It’s the million dollar question,” Daly said.

“Well, Todd was a real New Yorker. He moved to Atlanta,” Burruss said.

“The southern women will make you do some crazy things,” joked Tucker.

While Daly was there for Moore, he appeared to be a little uncomfortable on camera. He even told Moore when asked if he’s like to meet the ladies, “I would love to see my wife also!”

Perhaps that’s because all of the Atlanta Housewives haven’t always been very supportive of Daly in the past, questioning whether Moore’s marriage is real and even throwing her a fake wedding with a cardboard groom.

They weren’t all supportive when he was there, either.

“Well he has definitely improved since being cardboard in San Francisco,” Leakes joked. “I’m happy for Kenya that Marc is here. She’s been wanting him to come around and I’m not really sure why he hadn’t come around. I guess it is official, honey!”

Asked if they appeared to be truly in love, Leakes said, “Kenya appears to be truly in love.”

Added Whitfield: “I don’t know if he’s her real husband, but he is real.”

She was a little more kind when she met Daly at first, telling him, “It’s great to finally meet you.” But then she quickly poked fun of his nose ring, shading him in her confessional: “I haven’t really seen a guy with a nose ring since Tupac. I don’t know, it was different.”

RELATED VIDEO: Kenya Moore Shares Why She Kept Her New Husband’s Identity Secret, Says She Wants Kids ‘Right Away’ 

This is part of the reason Moore wanted to keep Daly away from the RHOA cameras.

“He didn’t sign up for this world, I did,” Moore told PEOPLE exclusively in June. “Every time someone has been associated with me, they attack that person – immediately going after them, trying to bring them down and saying crazy things. They tear people apart. And so for , he was like, ‘This is about me and you — it’s not about me or you.’ He just wanted it to be about our pure love and not about him.”

“That’s why I fell in love with him,” Moore continued. “For him, it’s about being my protector and my best friend  — not being someone that stands next to me, but someone who supports me and is okay with being behind me sometimes. He doesn’t want my money, he doesn’t want my fame, he doesn’t want my success — he just wants my heart, and he has it.”

No matter how shady the women were, Moore was happy Daly was by her side. She even left the date early to “spend some time with him before he goes back..”

“Quality time? That’s the best time,” Daly said.

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Civilization 6: Rise and Fall Makes it Fun to Fail

It is a dark time for the Cree Nation. Having failed to achieve greatness during the Ancient Era, we enter the Classical not with dreams of grand temples and expanded borders, but with the grim knowledge that all we can do is gather around the hearth fire and ride out the coming storm.

I’ve long been critical of historical strategy games for encouraging the player down an unimpeded path of snowballing progress. That’s just not how history works. For every great Roman emperor, you get a handful of terrible ones. Every civilization that has experienced a golden age of knowledge and military supremacy has also faced crisis and collapse. The system of Dark Ages and Golden Ages in Rise and Fall seeks to introduce some of that into the Civ 6 experience. And I actually had the most fun while I was failing.

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Aziz Ansari Makes History at 2018 Golden Globes After Winning Best Actor in a Comedy for Master of None

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The Once-Polarizing Scrunchie Makes Its Way Back to Fashion

What comes around goes around, even for the objects that adorn the tops of our heads. With that, fashion followers have extended a warm “welcome back” to one of the Eighties’ most polarizing accessories: The Scrunchie.
For the last decade, scrunchies have led a dual life: Decried as a faux pas by the fashion mainstream while also playing the role of hipster tiara for American Apparel employees and Silver Lake, Los Angeles’ larger population.

A scrunchie refashioned from a vintage Hermès scarf, designed by Comfort Objects. 
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Recently, however, scrunchies have begun attracting wider appreciation — perhaps a runoff effect of the Eighties’ renaissance trend. By some indications, scrunchies are on the cusp of a full revival — popping up at each echelon of the pricing spectrum.
Urban Outfitters has display racks dedicated to the scrunchie — offered in materials spanning from velvet to satin. The hair ties are a cute marketing gimmick for the Instagram-famous label Maison Cléo; the brand — based in Lille, France and known for its diaphanous, trendy blouses — sends shoppers a free scrunchie with each order.
To accompany its resort 2018 collection, Balenciaga cinched models’ hair with scrunchies — or chouchou, as they are known in French — theirs made of

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Chanel Makes New Year’s Resolutions

NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTIONS: “Call things by their name.” “Take things in hand.” “Makeup your weaknesses (never your emotions).” So read some of the resolutions outlined by Chanel’s new year’s fragrance and beauty campaign, titled “En 2018 Osez” (or “In 2018 Dare”), which is set to run in the Paris metro system between Dec. 19 and 25.
Each written message is paired with a product: “Stop at red,” features a photo of a Rouge Allure lipstick, for instance. “Make a statement with the most care” is shown with a jar of Sublimage cream, and “Long live love and water” is pictured with the No.5 L’Eau fragrance.
The institutional advertisements are meant to suggest that true independence, freedom and success come only after taking full control of one’s own life, as Gabrielle Chanel did, according to Thomas du Pré de Saint Maur, director of creative resources at Chanel Perfumes Beauty and Watches Jewelry.
Chanel, who famously loved to be where she was unexpected, no doubt would have given the nod to the campaign’s lofty-yet-underground nature.

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LA Noire Makes Perfect Sense for Switch and VR

Repurposing LA Noire as a $ 30 VR game (called LA Noire: The VR Case Files, exclusively for the HTC Vive for now) is as fun as I’d hoped it would be. And on the Nintendo Switch (priced at $ 50, including all of the DLC ever released), it runs and feels like it belongs, even if it’s Switch-exclusive features – like motion controls and touchscreen functionality – don’t add a lot to the experience. I played both ahead of their imminent launches – November 14 for Switch and December for VR Case files, though remember that the 4K Remastered release is also out on November 14 for Xbox One X and PS4 Pro.

LA Noire looks nice and clean on Nintendo’s newest console when running at 1080p in docked mode. It’s got every piece of content ever released for the detective thriller, and it’s (mostly) slower pace make it a great fit for an on-the-go game in handheld mode. It’s aged reasonably well; the motion-captured facial animations that LA Noire hung its hat on in 2011 have held up best. The rest of the game world shows some last-gen cracks, but nothing I’d knock it for. The most obvious issue was the object pop-in on the horizon when you’re speeding down the streets during driving sections.

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Kim Kardashian Showcases Sexy Looks in Vogue Mexico Cover Shoot and Makes a Plea to Help Earthquake Victims

Kim Kardashian, Vogue Mexico, October 2017Kim Kardashian this week used a sexy new cover pictorial to make a public call to help the people of Mexico.
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Fergie Makes a Sexy Return to the Stage in Rio Following News of Split from Josh Duhamel

Fergie has returned to the music scene with a bang.

After the 42-year-old singer and Josh Duhamel, 44, revealed they have separated following eight years of marriage on Thursday, Fergie took the stage Saturday night to perform at the Rock in Rio Festival in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

The former Black Eyed Peas singer sported a risqué black and white ensemble for the concert, featuring a body suit with lace-up details on the sides. Her mismatched over-the-knees boots read Double Dutchess, the name of her visual album due to drop Sept. 22.

Although it’s been 11 years since the release of her solo album The Dutchess, Fergie proved she hasn’t missed a step in her time away from the music scene. She combined her sexy dance moves with her hit songs like “Fergalicious.”

The singer met with a small group of lucky fans on Friday, during which she thanked them for their support following news of her split.

“I want to thank all of you in your different ways. Whether it be helping online with all the naysayers or just helping me with the fashion or just sometimes being there for me when I need to read something that’s filled with love,” Fergie told the fans as seen in footage shared on her Instagram Story.

“Thank you so much from the bottom of my heart. I’m so glad this whole race has been to get here … I thank you so much, everybody, I appreciate you so much. I’m so blessed,” she said in a second video.

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On Thursday, Duhamel was spotted out for the first time following the announcement of their separation and was noticeably not wearing his wedding ring.

The actor took a walk through a hiking trail in Brentwood, California, wearing a blue hat, black shirt and jeans.

RELATED VIDEO: Fergie and Josh Duhamel Separate After 8 Years of Marriage: ‘We Are and Will Always be United’

“With absolute love and respect we decided to separate as a couple earlier this year,” the couple — who share a 4-year-old son, Axl — said in a joint statement. “To give our family the best opportunity to adjust, we wanted to keep this a private matter before sharing it with the public. We are and will always be united in our support of each other and our family.”


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How Oprah Learned to Stop and Smell the Roses (Literally) at Her California Home: ‘This Garden Makes Me Present’

There are some old adages Oprah takes very seriously.

“I’ve done many interviews with people who had to lose what they had in order to value what they still have,” she tells Veranda in their September/October 30th Anniversary issue. “Sometimes I stand under the arbor, close my eyes, and allow myself to take in as much as I can: I hear birds splashing in the fountain and literally smell the roses. This garden makes me present.”

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The TV mogul’s Santa Barbara home overlooking the Pacific Ocean is a world away from her Chicago base. And when she purchased the property in 2001, it’s 42 acres came with a steep learning curve.

“What did I know about a garden?” she says. “I would leave my apartment in the Water Tower in Chicago at 5:30 in the morning and come back at 8:30 at night, when it was dark.” When she found out the plot came with a designated area for a rose garden that was not yet designed, she says, “I thought, Oh boy, what am I going to do with that?”

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As she would in any episode of her beloved show, she turned to the very best expert in the field: Dan Bifano, who’s designed gardens for Barbra Streisand and Tom Ford. Together they picked every bloom, structure and detail of the garden.

“I’m very hands-on,” she says. “I picked the gravel. I picked the grout between the stonework. I decided which way the roses would face. Love is in the details.”

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Now, Oprah’s fully stepped into her gardening shoes. She joined a local club called Rose Buddies, and helped develop a new hybrid flower called Legends, in honor of her female African-American heroes.

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Katy Perry Says Her Short Hair Makes Her Feel ‘Politically, Mentally, Spiritually, and Sexually Liberated’

Katy Perry, along with a whole slew of other A-list celebs like Kristen Stewart, Zoë Kravitz, and Cara Delevingne, chopped off all her hair in April dyeing it a shade of platinum blonde and giving us some serious Justin Bieber vibes. While she confessed to Ellen DeGeneres that the chop actually started out as an accident, saying, “Sometimes your hair falls out when you go too blonde. So, this is the way I handled it,” it seems that the musician has now grown to love the look, telling W magazine that thanks to her haircut she’s never felt so free.

For her interview with the magazine, Lynn Hirschberg asked the singer if life is more enjoyable now that she’s gotten a close crop to which she responded, “Everything is more fun with short hair!” The pop star continued, “I can just get up and go. I feel so liberated with this hair now. In general, I feel 360-degrees liberated—all around. Whether it’s politically, mentally, spiritually, sexually. I feel liberated from all the things that don’t serve me. I’m surrendering and embracing my 30s. You couldn’t give me anything to go back to my 20s. To get to this place, I had to do some much-needed work on my heart, soul, mind, and body. Since doing that, a lot of beautiful things started to bloom again.”

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Throughout the interview she also adds that the cut has made her feel “very free” and “I must have loosened up some new chakras.” And she’s not just thrilled with her new look, the singer is also happy to be back on tour, saying, “I feel both very overwhelmed and loved when I’m on tour. People take the time, energy, and money to come see me. That connection is such a beautiful thing. It’s so amazing to see everyone let their guard down and sing one of my songs from the bottom of their lungs—they’ll let go for a second. That’s a brave thing: We just don’t let go anymore.”

And Katy Kats could see their fav on the big screen or Broadway sometime soon as Perry says that while she’s been offered film roles in the past, “it hasn’t been quite right. I really love being the captain of my ship. If I were to do a film, I’d probably have to direct it. I’d love to do a musical! But that will come in time.”

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Ivanka Trump Is a Fake Feminist, Which Makes Her Father Proud

The Daily Show’s Michelle Wolf calls bullshit.

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Wannabe Merman Makes A Big Splash On Beaches Of Rio De Janeiro

When Rio de Janeiro resident Davi Moreira goes to Brazil’s famous Ipanema beach, he always has a splashingly good time.

The 22-year-old is a wannabe merman who loves resting on the rocks by the sea as he wears one of five colorful mermaid tails.

“It’s a lifestyle, a way of expressing my love and respect for the sea and this encounter between two worlds. When I’m in the water I feel like another person,” he told Agence France-Presse as he leisured on rocks with his handmade tail glittering in the sun. 

Moreira takes his merman passion very “sea-riously.” Besides sporting a “Little Mermaid” tattoo on his body, his home is chock-full of Ariel-themed memorabilia including cups, shirts, dolls and even a bedcover featuring the red-headed mermaid.

Merman Moreira attracts waves of attention from fellow mermaid “afish-cianados,” but also some insults from a few crabs.

“People laugh at me because I am different, but I laugh back because they are all the same,” he said. “I’m not trying to escape reality. I know perfectly well how to deal with adult life. But this makes me happy and I’m not causing anyone any harm.”

Moreira’s lifestyle choice gets approval from at least one slightly envious local, an elderly woman in the video above.

“I think that if I would have had a fancy dress like that when I was a child, it would have been a dream,” she said.

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Justin Trudeau Photobombs A Prom Picture, Which Makes Him King

Prom nights often include awkward moments with your date and partying.

But a chance meeting with a head of state while he’s exercising?

Nope, that’s a new one.

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau seemed to jog mostly unnoticed by a group of prom revelers in Vancouver, British Columbia, Friday night.

His photographer, Adam Scotti, captured the moment and wrote in a Sunday Instagram post that he’s chronicling the PM’s runs in a small side project and loves watching the reactions of people “as they realise who just ran past.”

It seems the group, at the Stanley Park Seawall, did finally recognize the photobomb-inclined Trudeau. He stopped for a photo with them.

Sure beats a corsage as a souvenir. 

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Cher Makes Us ‘Believe’ At The Billboard Music Awards

The spirit of the late ‘90s was alive and well at the Billboard Music Awards on Sunday night. 

Shortly after Celine Dion sang her 1997 hit “My Heart Will Go On,” Cher killed it onstage with her 1998 No. 1 song “Believe.” She then turned back time to 1989, performing “If I Could Turn Back Time,” in a similar outfit to the one she wore in her legendary music video filmed aboard the USS Missouri.

Everyone was taken with Cher’s performance, even Dion: 

After her two powerhouse performances, Cher was presented with the Icon Award by Gwen Stefani. 

“So, I’ve wanted to do what I do since I was 4 years old, and I’ve been doing it for 53 years,” Cher said as the crowd broke out in applause. “That’s not an applause thing. I’m 71 yesterday. And I can do a 5-minute plank. OK? Just saying.”

She continued, “I want to thank my mom. When I was really young my mom said, ‘You’re not going to be the smartest, you’re not going to be the prettiest. You’re not going to be the most talented. But you’re going to be special. And then when I met Sonny [Bono], he said the same thing. And there was really nothing about me that lead anyone [else] to believe that I was going to be special.”

Cher wrapped up her speech by crediting a lot of her success to plain old luck.

“I work with people you might not know, but they are like the greatest people in our industry,” she told the crowd. “And I just have to say I think luck has so much to do with my success. I think it was mostly luck and a little bit of something thrown in.”

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Swearing Makes You More Honest, More Articulate, More Persuasive, and Stronger

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Broadway Star Leslie Odom Jr. Makes the Case for Simple Style

The Hamilton lead on how he developed his look—and his self-confidence.

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Ellen Makes ’13 Reasons Why’ Star’s Dream Come True For 21st Birthday

Ellen DeGeneres is in the business of making dreams come true (she brought Oprah Winfrey and Laura Dern together last week, C’MON), so we really shouldn’t be too surprised that she had her own “You get a car” moment with the stars of “13 Reasons Why.”

On Monday’s episode of “The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” Katherine Langford and Dylan Minnette stopped by to talk about their new Netflix series, which has attracted a bit of controversy as of late, and somehow one of them ended up walking away with VIP tickets to a Lady Gaga concert. 

Let’s rewind here. Langford, who recently celebrated her 21st birthday, is a ride or die Gaga fan, and has even credited the pop star for inspiring her acting career. The actress explained that she knew the show was officially a hit when Gaga herself tweeted about her on social media.

“There was definitely a really big moment for me like a week ago,” Langford said. “I don’t have Twitter, but Lady Gaga tweeted at me, like reposted an interview where I was fangirling and wrote, ‘Katherine,’ with a love heart. And I kind of freaked out a little bit.”

That’s why DeGeneres decided to treat Langford to an upcoming Gaga concert, including a meet and greet with the singer. The “13 Reasons Why” star was immediately brought to tears, grabbing Minnette when DeGeneres broke the news. 

“Because you love Lady Gaga, I called her,” the host announced. “You’re going to go see her and go backstage and meet her.”

Sorry, Nicki Minaj. Ellen is still the “DeGeneres queen” after all. 

Watch a clip from the interview above. 

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This Pre-Packed Suitcase Makes Traveling Suck Less

Luggage brand Away just teamed up with Outdoor Voices, Onia, Soma, and Moon Juice.

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Keira Knightley Makes Surprising Return In New ‘Pirates of the Caribbean 5’ Trailer

You best start believing in ghost stories, Ms. Turner. You’re in another one!

Despite previously denying a return to the new “Pirates of the Caribbean” movies, Keira Knightley is back! The actress makes a shocking appearance in a new international trailer for “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales.” 

The thing about pirates is they’re fibbers, and Knightley sure proved that. So you know what that means …

The actress reportedly started filming for the first installment of the franchise when she was just 17, so it’s understandable why she’d want to walk away. It’s been around 15 years since then.

Perhaps she still has cursed Aztec gold on her, and that’s what’s keeping her around?

Whatever the reason, the return means Orlando Bloom, Johnny Depp and Knightley are all reuniting in the film. And that probably indicates the script was good enough to get them there. Or, you know, the money was. (They are pirates after all.)

”Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales” hits theaters May 26.

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John Legend Makes His Virtual Reality Debut in Baobab Studios’ New Animated Series ‘Rainbow Crow’

John Legend has caught the VR bug, in a big way: The pop star slash actor is not only lending his voice to one of the main characters in “Rainbow Crow,” a new animated VR series that is set to debut at Tribeca later this month, “Rainbow Crow” maker Baobab Studios also got Legend to sign… Read more »

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L Catterton Makes ‘Significant’ Investment in Rhone Activewear

L Catterton, which was formed in 2016 as a partnership between Catterton, LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton and Groupe Arnault, is extending its reach in the active arena with a “significant growth investment” in Rhone, a men’s activewear brand.
The size of the investment from L Catterton’s Growth Fund was not disclosed.
L Catterton is the largest consumer-focused private-equity firm in the world, with 17 offices across five continents. It has investments in Peloton, CorePower Yoga, Sweaty Betty, 2XU, Gant, Pepe Jeans, Sandro and Maje, Hackett and Emperor Watch and Jewellery, among others.
“Rhone represents a compelling opportunity to invest in a differentiated and on-trend concept within men’s activewear, a large and growing category,” said Jon Owsley, co-managing partner of L Catterton Growth Fund. “We seek companies in great trend areas with consumer appeal. Rhone is very well positioned to ride the wave of what’s happening in men’s apparel. It has all the technical aspects of fitness wear but designed with an eye for regular wear.”
He pointed to the company’s commuter pant as an example, saying that while a man may wear it to ride a bike to work, it looks good enough to keep on all day.

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‘Prison Break’ Reboot Cast Explains Why the Reboot Makes Sense

FOX’s popular drama “Prison Break” ended its run in 2009. But seven years later, given the industry’s fascination with reboots, the series is back with the original cast. Show creator Paul Scheuring returns as well, working with executive producers Vaun Wilmott and Michael Horowitz to craft the nine-hour story. The cast and creatives appeared at… Read more »

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Charlize Theron Makes A Villain Out Of Vin Diesel In This ‘Fate Of The Furious’ Clip

Vin Diesel told the CinemaCon crowd on Wednesday that his “whole career was leading up to working with this incredibly brilliant talent.” The actor was referring to Charlize Theron, who plays the “Fast and the Furious” franchise’s newest villain, Cipher, a dreadlocked bandit hell-bent on turning Viesel’s Dom against his “family” so he’ll help her pilfer Russian nuclear weapons.

The Huffington Post has an exclusive clip that shows Cipher seducing Dom to the dark side in “The Fate of the Furious,” which sparked an enthusiastic reception at its debut CinemaCon screening.

Catch a glimpse of the family’s latest threat above. The movie ― the franchise’s eighth installment ― opens April 14.

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Juan Gabriel’s Son Makes His Debut With New Single ‘Sprite’

Luis Alberto Aguilera may very well have music running through his veins as the son of the late legendary Mexican singer Juan Gabriel, but he’s marching to the beat of his own drum in his musical career. 

A music video featuring JuanGa’s son recently surfaced on social media, and Aguilar’s his first single titled “Sprite” is an English-language track that is far from the bolero hits and ballads his father wrote and sang before his death in August 2016. Instead, the young singer’s new song leans more towards hip-hop with a music video that gives off major Drake vibes. 

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Aguilera is the son of the iconic “Divo de Juarez” and Guadalupe González, who worked as a maid for the superstar. The mother gave an exclusive interview with Primer Impacto about her relationship with Juan Gabriel last November, shortly after DNA results confirmed that the singer was Aguilar’s father.

“I already knew,” Aguilar told Primer Impacto in a TV interview in September after the DNA results were revealed. “But for me it was important to make it clear so that there is no doubt. I like to speak with the truth.” 

For months, Aguilera has expressed interest in pursuing music much like his father, and “Sprite” is his first venture into the industry. Watch the single’s music video above. 

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Ridley Scott’s ‘Alien: Covenant’ Makes SXSW Scream

As he took the stage of the Paramount Theatre on Friday night, Ridley Scott admitted this was his first trip to Austin. He complimented the local food as good and the tequila as even better. But this wasn’t a holiday for the prolific 79-year-old director. Scott was at SXSW to introduce 15 minutes of footage from… Read more »

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Austin Couple Turns Their Love of Ice Cream Into Sweet Success: ‘We Know How Happy It Makes People’

Ice cream has always played a sweet role in Chad Palmatier and Anthony Sobotik’s relationship.

In March 2005, when Chad, 43, introduced his then-new boyfriend Anthony, 35, to his family in Lancaster, Pa., the first thing they all did was head to their favorite ice cream corner shop to celebrate. And Sobotik, a self-taught chef, couldn’t get enough of the homemade treat.

“I was fascinated that they were using local ingredients and it was a family-run shop,” he tells PEOPLE.

Three years later, during a visit to Sobotik’s family home in Austin, the pair wanted to go out for ice cream again — but found only chain shops nearby. “And I was like, ‘Why isn’t anyone opening a shop here that uses local milk and cream and all the ingredients we have in Austin?’ ” recalls Sobotik.

So they did. In 2010, the couple sold their home in Ohio, moved to Austin, Texas, and opened Lock Honest Ice Creams with a mandate to use only wholesome ingredients from local farmers. “We want to support our local dairies and farmers,” Sobotik says. “That’s really important to us.”

With Sobotik dreaming up inventive flavors (Cilantro Lime, Texas Sheet Cake and Dewberry Corn Cobler), and Palmatier, a former store designer for Victoria’s Secret, focusing on branding, they’ve learned that starting a business with your partner can take a toll.

“The first year was so stressful,” says Palmatier. “Creating something together is all-consuming, and we were both just exhausted. But we’ve weathered every storm, it’s made us stronger as a couple.”

Three stores later (and a fourth opening this spring), it all comes back to the simple art of scooping. “We make a product that brings joy to people,” says Sobotik. “We know how happy it makes people.” And, of course, themselves. Adds Palmatier, “Anthony will still polish off a pint every now and then!”


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