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How Disney’s Plan to Pull Movies Could Impact Netflix – Hollywood Reporter

Wednesday, August 09, 2017

The conglomerate’s dramatic move accelerates the need for the streaming company to own its own content. “The fairy tale has an unhappy ending,” one analyst says. Disney’s bombshell Tuesday announcement to yank its movies from Netflix in 2019 is a shot across the bow, and Hollywood is paying close attention to the giant subscription company’s counterattack. With all its moves into original programming with titles like Orange Is the New…

Emmys Fashion Flashback: Joanne Froggatt Gained Confidence Through Colorful Couture – Variety

Wednesday, August 09, 2017

After scoring three Emmy noms for playing lady’s maid Anna Bates on “Downton Abbey,” English actress Joanne Froggatt assumed the challenging role of serial killer Mary Ann Cotton in miniseries “Dark Angel.” “To try and understand the thought process of a woman who did such horrific things was hugely interesting,” says Froggatt, who’s grown more adventurous on the red carpet as well. “Working with a stylist has helped me to…

A brief history of the hypocrisy-laden $50 billion plus-size clothing market – Business Insider

Wednesday, August 09, 2017

Lane Bryant Plus-sized fashion has come a long way since Lane Bryant was founded in the early 1900s.  The brand — which once advertised “slenderizing” clothing for “stout” woman — has transformed into one of the leaders in advertising that puts body positivity front and center. In other words, a business that was once built on making women feel like they needed to be thinner is now ready to make billions of…

Eva Longoria, Victoria Justice and Grandmaster Flash at the Fashion Accessories Dinner – New York Times

Wednesday, August 09, 2017

She was followed by Brooke Shields, who presented the sustainability award to Manny Chirico, the chairman of PVH Corporation, the fashion conglomerate that owns Calvin Klein and Tommy Hilfiger. “He’s my new crush,” Ms. Shields said. “Tall, dark and handsome. I was told I could say that.” Other notable pairings included Joseph Altuzarra and Barneys New York’s fashion director Marina Larroudé, who presented Mr. Altuzarra with the designer of the…

Revealed: The 5 ‘hottest’ fashion brands in the world – The Independent

Wednesday, August 09, 2017

New data compiled by global fashion search engine Lyst and The Business of Fashion has revealed the ‘hottest’ fashion brands in the world right now.  By creating a formula that analysed the fashion houses via search, page views, engagement and conversions over the second quarter – April to June – they tracked more than 65 million annual consumers, four million products and 12,000 brands. So, what is the world’s ‘hottest’ fashion…

Judge rules against former treasurer in governor FOIA spat – Washington Post

Wednesday, August 09, 2017

DOVER, Del. — A Delaware judge on has ruled against former state treasurer Chip Flowers in a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit against former Gov. Jack Markell. In his ruling, Superior Court Judge Ferris Wharton on Tuesday reversed a decision in which former Chief Deputy Attorney General Danielle Gibbs questioned whether Markell’s office violated FOIA by withholding emails solely on the basis that they were sent by a lawmaker or…

Mophie’s MacBook-charging battery pack is indispensable but overpriced – TechCrunch

Wednesday, August 09, 2017

Every time we do a gift guide here, one editor suggests the same thing: external battery packs. Every time, like clockwork. And it’s true, everyone in your life probably needs one. We all wander through our days tempting fate by porting around gadgets with sub-par battery life. The other big upside of gifting a power bank: they’re generally pretty inexpensive. Though that certainly doesn’t apply here — the Powerstation USB-C XXL…

Tillerson defends Trump’s forceful warning to North Korea – Washington Post

Wednesday, August 09, 2017

ANDERSEN AIR FORCE BASE, Guam — Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Wednesday defended President Trump’s forceful warning to North Korea to stop threatening the United States, and dismissed concerns that Guam is in any imminent danger from Pyongyang’s missiles. “What the president is doing is sending a strong message to North Korea in language that Kim Jong Un would understand, because he doesn’t seem to understand diplomatic language,” Tillerson…

FBI conducted predawn raid of former Trump campaign chairman Manafort’s home – Washington Post

Wednesday, August 09, 2017

FBI agents raided the Alexandria home of President Trump’s former campaign chairman late last month, using a search warrant to seize documents and other materials, according to people familiar with the special counsel investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election. Federal agents appeared at Paul Manafort’s home without advance warning in the predawn hours of July 26, the day after he met voluntarily with the staff for the Senate…

Paris attack: Man arrested after soldiers rammed by car – CNN

Wednesday, August 09, 2017

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Walt Disney, Netflix Stocks Drop on Streaming Deal News – Hollywood Reporter

Wednesday, August 09, 2017

Disney’s decision to pull movies from the streamer “arguably reduces the consumer value of Netflix,” says one analyst, while another says Disney faces a period when earnings growth “will be diluted by investment.” The stocks of Walt Disney and Netflix fell more than those of their peers in early Wednesday trading as Wall Street observers discussed the impact of late Tuesday’s news from the Hollywood giant that it would end…

A family heard weird noises in their attic for years – then they found the cause – Miami Herald

Wednesday, August 09, 2017

Anywhere else you hear a weird noise that sounds like an animal in your attic, it’s probably rats or mice. In Florida, it could be a boa constrictor. That’s what Bob van der Herchen, of Englewood, Florida, found when he went to investigate in his attic – and found a 6-foot long boa constrictor that had likely been living there for two to four years. Van der Herchen told WESH…

Chen Zhi celebrates fashion’s "superficial" reputation with colourful knitwear collection – Dezeen

Wednesday, August 09, 2017

The works of Alexander Calder influenced the bright colours and blocky shapes used by Chen Zhi in her graduate collection, which she hopes puts the fun back in fashion. Zhi’s collection, named Playground, is made up entirely of knitwear pieces – from large bucket-shaped hats to simple skirts and jumpers. The designer, who graduated from the London College of Fashion this year, wanted to question the place of “serious concepts”…

Standing in line the newest fashion trend – Weatherford Democrat

Wednesday, August 09, 2017

I read The New York Times fashion story once. Then I read it again. And again. The third time I read it I finally thought I understood what it said. But I wasn’t completely sure. That sort of thing used to happen to me when I was in college and I had to take a course on something that made no sense to me. Like biology….

The Met Gala’s ‘Fashion and Religion’ theme is going to turn into a colonialist mess of cultural appropriation – The Independent

Wednesday, August 09, 2017

Every year, Vogue’s infamous Met Gala in New York – a fundraiser for the Costume Institute of the Metropolitan Museum of Art – takes to the global stage; it is the most ostentatious performance of fashion’s tie to celebrity culture there is. With tickets starting at $50,000 a guest, and a hyper-exclusive A-list guest list, designers team up with celebrities to construct looks according to the theme of the Met’s…

Activist investor sells $500 million in Microsoft stock – CNBC

Wednesday, August 09, 2017

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Trump Threatens ‘Fire and Fury’ Against North Korea if It Endangers US – New York Times

Wednesday, August 09, 2017

“Will only the U.S. have option called ‘preventive war’ as is claimed by it?” the Strategic Force of the North’s Korean People’s Army, or K.P.A., said in a statement. “It is a daydream for the U.S. to think that its mainland is an invulnerable Heavenly kingdom.” “The U.S. should clearly face up to the fact that the ballistic rockets of the Strategic Force of the K.P.A. are now on constant…

The Latest: Officials in Guam say it’s safe from North Korea – Washington Post

Wednesday, August 09, 2017

WASHINGTON — The Latest on North Korea’s nuclear and missile programs (all times local): 1 a.m. Elected officials in Guam are reassuring constituents that the U.S. territory is safe following North Korea’s claim that it is examining its plan for “making an enveloping fire” around the strategically important Pacific island. Governor Eddie Baza Calvo said Wednesday there is no threat to Guam or to the Mariana Islands to the north….

Rescuers find bodies after China quake kills 19, injures 247 – ABC News

Wednesday, August 09, 2017

Stranded tourists and residents struggled Wednesday to clear roads and cope with power cuts caused by a powerful earthquake that killed at least 19 people and injured 247. The magnitude 6.5 quake struck a mountainous region near a national park that is one of the country’s top tourist attractions. Rescuers dug through rubble with their hands and used detectors to search for signs of life. The Tuesday night quake knocked…