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Michael Kors is buying Jimmy Choo for the price of a whole lot of Jimmy Choos






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Michael Kors is taking a huge (and very fashionable) step forward in the industry.

The once luxurious, now ubiquitous fashion company announced via press release Tuesday that it would be acquiring iconic footwear and accessories brand Jimmy Choo for $1.2 billion.

So our biggest question, of course, is: How many Jimmy Choos would THAT buy you?

It’s funny you should ask, because while espadrilles on sale from the designer cost a mere $200, many Jimmy Choo items — such as these $4,595 crystal-covered pointy toe pumps — cost far more than a pretty penny.  Read more…

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Netflix picks up new animated series from Matt Groening






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Netflix is bringing another epic Matt Groening series to our lives.

The streaming company announced Tuesday it would be picking up twenty episodes of Disenchantment, a new adult animated comedy fantasy series from Matt Groening.

You likely know Groening as the brilliant mind who brought the world some of its most beloved animated series like The Simpsons and Futurama, so seeing what he stories he tells in Disenchantment’s “crumbling medieval kingdom of Dreamland” should be pretty entertaining.

According to a press release, the series will follow the misadventures of a “hard-drinking young princess” named Bean, her “feisty elf companion” creatively named Elfo, and her very own “personal demon” named Luci.  Read more…

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TV ratings will now include Hulu Live and YouTube TV






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Traditional television ratings are about to get a much-needed modern day update.

In an effort to bring the ratings up-to-date and improve accuracy, Nielsen Holdings — the king of ratings — will begin including views on Hulu Live TV and Google’s YouTube TV in official TV ratings in the United States, the company announced in a press release.

The inclusion will work to account for those television viewers who may have cancelled their cable subscriptions and, “capture the shift from traditional broadcast to watching shows on laptops or smartphones,” the company told Reuters. Read more…

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Passion Pit announces musical hiatus so frontman can cope with mental illness






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Passion Pit’s frontman, Michael Angelakos, has never been shy about discussing mental health.

On Sunday night the 30-year-old artist — who was diagnosed with bipolar disorder at age 17 — shared a powerful message for fans, announcing in a series of tweets that Passion Pit would be taking a musical hiatus as he focuses on his mental health.  

“Until it is safer and healthier for us to be advocates, to be writers, producers, and performers, I simply cannot continue making music,” the musician wrote. Read more…

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Linkin Park addresses Chester Bennington’s death with a heartbreaking message






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Since learning of Linkin Park’s frontman Chester Bennington’s tragic death by suicide last Thursday, there has been an outpouring of love from fans and band members on social media. 

On Monday, Linkin Park addressed Bennington’s death publicly, writing him a heartfelt letter shared with fans on the band’s official Facebook page:

“Our hearts are broken. The shockwaves of grief and denial are still sweeping through our family as we come to grips with what has happened,” the bandmates began, going on to describe the positive and powerful impact Bennington had on this world, which was further exemplified by the massive amounts of support they’d received. Read more…

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Obama shut down Scaramucci so hard in 2010 he’s probably still shook






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It’s been less than a week since Anthony Scaramucci was announced as President Donald Trump’s new White House Communications Director, but curious internet users have already started digging into the The Mooch’s past.

In addition to some of Scaramucci’s deleted anti-Trump tweets, Twitter sleuths have also uncovered a particularly cringeworthy 2010 interaction between The Mooch and former POTUS Barack Obama, in which Scaramucci presses Obama about Wall Street. And let’s just say The Mooch pretty much got owned…

From 2010: Scaramucci says Obama is beating up on him and Wall Street friends “like a piñata.”

Watch how Obama respondspic.twitter.com/o8sjsSRSMW

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Helpful new app connects breastfeeding moms with specialists 24/7






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Whether you’re a new mother or you’ve had years of experience, breastfeeding your children can be challenging and confusing.

Momseze — a new app that allows parents to connect with certified lactation consultants and baby specialists 24/7 — is here to try and help.

According to the Momseze website, parents with questions, concerns, or issues that may arise during breastfeeding or childcare — everything from baby blues to difficulty latching and positioning — can use the app to quickly and easily speak to a specialist via video, voice chat, or text message. Read more…

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Sprint is ruthlessly trolling Verizon with a brutal, fake pop-up shop






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Things are getting ugly in the battle of the wireless carriers.

In its latest shot at competitor Verizon, Sprint decided to open up a unique pop-up shop in Queens called “Twice the Price,” which essentially trolls Verizon’s prices by overcharging for all of the featured items. 

Sprint explained in a press release that at “Twice the Price” shoppers can find items like “potato chips, party supplies, boogie boards, makeup mirrors, mops, bottles of water, and more” for twice their regular price. Because, as the store’s tagline goes, “Why pay less when you can pay more?” Read more…

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Anthony Scaramucci joined Team Trump, then started deleting old tweets






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Sean Spicer has officially resigned from his role in Trump’s Administration and Anthony Scaramucci has been announced as the White House Communications Director.

While one might assume a prominent Wall Street financier such as Scaramucci would have nothing but love and adoration for President Trump, as his Twitter history shows that hasn’t always been the case. 

Shortly after reports that Scaramucci accepted the position began circulating, curious Twitter users handled the news the only logical way, by delving deep into Scaramucci’s online past. And unfortunately for him, people began noticing Scaramucci was deleting all his old Trump insults. Read more…

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Here’s an incredible view of North Carolina’s new (and growing) island, thanks to satellite






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A mile-long island recently formed off the coast of North Carolina’s Outer Banks, and thanks to newly released satellite images from NASA, we now have a crystal-clear view of this piece of land.

Shelly Island — which was first registered back in November 2016 and reported about in June — lies just off the tip of Cape Point at Cape Hatteras National Seashore. Images acquired by the Operational Land Imager on the Landsat 8 satellite show the shoal’s growth over the past few months.

NASA shared three natural-color images of the land’s progression over time: the left is from Nov. 2016, the center is from Jan. 2017, and the right was taken most recently, on July 7, 2017. Read more…

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