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Heads Up: Hair Oil Is Stopping Your Hair From Growing

Dandruff. It’s a word that many people get uncomfortable associating with. You hear words like: dry scalp, flaky scalp, or even ‘product buildup.’ As Black women, the industry and thus, in turn, us as a people, tend to focus solely on hair care. The desire for most: what can I do to make my hair grow? Unfortunately, the focus on hair care and lack of education on scalp care is leading us to more breakage, more dryness, more itching, and overall unhealthy hair. Scalp health and hair health are entirely different and have different needs.

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Your skin is the largest organ on your body. You wouldn’t ignore it by not cleaning it, moisturizing it, and protecting it from the elements of nature. However, we tend to do this with our scalp. Some of our haircare methods are actually more conducive to doing a disservice to our hair and scalp vs. helping it. According to a study conducted by Head And Shoulders, 71% of Black women have experienced or were concerned about itch, dryness, and flaking in the last month and 73% of us are using an oil to soothe, moisturize, and relieve the scalp, without knowing it can actually make scalp and hair issues worse.

Yes, you read that right: you should not be using oil to soothe or grow your scalp. It’s actually clogging the pores that your hair follicles grow out of and provide a breeding ground for scalp fungus (I know, ewww) called Malassezia. Malassezia is a yeast-like fungus that can irritate your scalp and cause more skin cells to grow. When they die, they flake off, which explains dandruff or as some of us like to call it “product build up.”

Before I scare you or make you freak out (is your scalp itching yet?), let’s learn some more about this scalp fungus. According to a Proctor and Gamble Commissioned North America study, 40% of the US population has dandruff, 77% of Black women suffer from it. Why is it higher for Black women? Our hair care methods. Let’s break it down by how we wear our hair. For natural women or women with relaxers, we’ve been taught to oil our scalp to help grow our hair as well as nourish and improve it. No matter what your favorite YouTuber is telling you, unfortunately, it’s not. Dr. Rolanda Wilkerson, who works for Head And Shoulders explained,

“She’s having damage to the hair, even before it grows out of the scalp, if her scalp is unhealthy.”

What’s making it so unhealthy? Well, for women who wear protective styles like weaves, the heat, moisture, mixed with oil provide a breeding grown for the fungus (find out the name). When you wear braids for long periods of time and go without washing, by adding oil and not giving your scalp the care it actually needs, Dr. Wilkerson revealed, ““Pre-emerging hair as it comes out of the scalp will look a little bit dryer and duller because of scalp issues.”

Damn.

Oil is for your hair, not your scalp. Think of your hair follicle (hair strands) like an egg. Due to the oval shape of Black women’s hair, fatigue and tensile tests show that African hair is significantly weaker than Caucasian or Asian hair. Add our chemical treatments and repeated heating, it significantly increases damage in the already fragile strands. Same as when we are wearing hair in protective styles like braids. The weight of braids (hello high bun) also weakens our hair and can lead to a type of hair loss called traction alopecia.

Still think none of this applies to you (or that you really just have product build up?) Dr. Wilkerson explains that you can have dandruff without flakes. While visiting P&G, she told me, “There can be itch that may not show up in the form of dandruff (flaking). There can be scalp tightness, there can be dryness.

Only about 10% of the US population actually flakes.” So yes, ladies, if you are patting your weave to avoid itching your scalp, chances are there is some flaking too. Dr. Rukeyser Thompson, Section Head Global Hair Care Research and Development at P&G explained, “Culturally, to say, ‘She has dandruff,’ she feels somehow she’s less clean. It’s been a huge insight we’ve shared with the Head And Shoulders team. This is a global phenomenon and even more so in sub-Sahara Africa.”

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Whoa. So what can you do to help your hair? Use an anti-dandruff shampoo, EVEN if you think your scalp does not suffer from it. Not just any AD shampoo, you need one with zinc pyrithione also called, ZPT. ZPT helps protect your scalp from dandruff causing fungus, Malassezia, which causes scalp irritants. If you’re looking for one, definitely try out Head And Shoulders Classic Clean 2-in-1 Anti-Dandruff Shampoo and Conditioner ($ 7.82, Walmart.com). Think of adding AD shampoo and conditioner into your routine like washing your hands. If you had dirt and germs on your hands, you’d want it off, right? Same for your scalp, sis.

Beauties, have you used an anti-dandruff shampoo? Why or why not? Sound off in the comments.

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A decade somehow has passed already since Tiger Woods, on a shredded left knee that would require reconstructive surgery on a torn ACL eight days later, legendarily outlasted Rocco Mediate in a 19-hole playoff at Torrey Pines to capture the 2008 U.S. Open title.

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Charlotte Tilbury Heads to Germany Via Sephora

GOING TO GERMANY: British beauty brand Charlotte Tilbury is making moves into Germany through Sephora, the company said Friday. Tilbury called the partnership with Sephora in Germany “the next momentous step for her brand.”
“I see it as a meeting of the minds,” Tilbury said. “Two revolutionary, beauty experts, brands of firsts coming together to create more makeup magic. I cannot wait to share my Tilbury magic with Sephora’s world.”
The beauty range, which is available starting June 8, will be stocked in 14 Sephora stores in Germany including department stores in Munich, Düsseldorf and Berlin. For the first time, the beauty brand will also experience Sephora’s self-select door shopping format where shoppers can purchase items from a gondola.
Miriam Von Loewenfeld, Sephora Germany general manager, said the partnership between Sephora’s shopping service was a fit with Charlotte Tilbury beauty and will create “a new excitement in the makeup category for their beloved German customers.”

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CBS Fall Lineup Heads Back to the ’80s with ‘Murphy Brown’ and ‘Magnum P.I.’

CBS is going back in time this fall with the return of Murphy Brown and Magnum P.I., two of the six new shows added to the network’s lineup.

Suicide Squad‘s Jay Hernandez will be taking over the role made famous by Tom Selleck in the Magnum P.I. reboot, which tells the story of a former Navy SEAL who uses his military training to become a private investigator.


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Meanwhile, Candace Bergen will be returning to the titular role in Murphy Brown 20 years after the series ended its 10-year, Emmy-winning run. But things are very different for the broadcast news legend this time around, having to deal with a journalism world of “fake news” and 24-hour cable.

Murphy Brown will be joining Chuck Lorre comedies The Big Bang Theory, Young Sheldon, and Mom on Thursday nights, while the reboot of Magnum P.I. will air on Mondays. That means the Monday night comedy block that used to be two-hours long at CBS will now be one and include two new sitcoms, The Neighborhood and Happy Together.

The latter stars Damon Wayans Jr. and Amber Stevens West as a married couple who reconnect with their youth when they let a pop star obsessed with their ordinary suburban life move in with them.

The Neighborhood follows the story of a man who moves his family from the Midwest to a neighborhood in Los Angeles where suddenly not everyone looks the same. While he remains unphased by the new diversity in his life, his opinionated next-door neighbor Calvin, played by Cedric the Entertainer, is worried the family will mess up the culture on their street.

The final new shows that made the cut for the fall lineup are dramas FBI and God Friended Me. And that last one is actually exactly what it sounds like — an atheist accepts a friend request from God on Facebook and begins unintentionally helping others in need because of it. CBS explained it has similarities to Touched by an Angel, but in a more contemporary setting.

And from the team responsible for the Law & Order franchise, FBI is a drama about the members of New York’s Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Two other new dramas, The Code and The Red Line, and new comedy Fam will be held for midseason, along with returning shows Instinct, Elementary, Man with a Plan, and Life.

Check out the full CBS fall lineup with the schedule below.

MONDAY

8-8:30 p.m. — The Neighborhood
8:30-9 p.m. — Happy Together
9-10 p.m. — Magnum P.I. 
10-11 p.m. — Bull

TUESDAY

8-9 p.m. — NCIS
9-10 p.m. — FBI
10-11 p.m. — NCIS: New Orleans

WEDNESDAY

8-9 p.m. — Survivor
9-10 p.m. — SEAL Team
10-11 p.m. — Criminal Minds

THURSDAY

8-8:30 p.m. — The Big Bang Theory
8:30-9 p.m. — Young Sheldon
9-9:30 p.m. — Mom
9:30-10 p.m. — Murphy Brown
10-11 p.m. — S.W.A.T.

FRIDAY

8-9 p.m. — MacGyver
9-10 p.m. — Hawaii Five-O
10-11 p.m. — Blue Bloods

SATURDAY

8-9 p.m. — Crimetime Saturday
9-10 p.m. — Crimetime Saturday
10-11 p.m. — 48 Hours

SUNDAY

7-8 p.m. — 60 Minutes
8-9 p.m. — God Friended Me
9-10 p.m. — NCIS: Los Angeles
10-11 p.m. — Madam Secretary

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Hasbro’s ‘M.A.S.K.’ Heads to Big Screen via F. Gary Gray

Hasbro's 'M.A.S.K.' Heads to Big Screen via F. Gary Gray

Ouija: Origin of Evil, My Little Pony: The Movie and the upcoming Transformer spin-off movie Bumblebee all have something in common: they're based on Hasbro properties. Now the Hasbro film universe is looking to expand further.

Paramount is teaming with director F. Gary Gray (The Fate of the Furious, above with Charlize Theron) and Hasbro to bring M.A.S.K. to the big screen, according to Deadline. What does this mean for the Hasbro film universe? Why is Gray a great pick to kick things…

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(Reuters) – Mitt Romney’s restart of his political career hit a roadblock Saturday. The 2012 Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts governor failed to win the Utah Republican Party’s nomination, which means he must face 11 challengers in a June primary for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by retiring U.S. Sen. Orrin Hatch.


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Heads Up: The Timex Mechanical Marlin is back in Stock at Timex & Todd Snyder

Timex Marlin Mechanical 34mm – $ 199 via Todd Snyder or Timex 

A throwback in more ways than one, the Timex Marlin Mechanical has been the latest Todd Snyder / Timex collaboration that soon after launch was plumb sold out.

But now? It’s back. Both at Todd Snyder and direct through Timex.

It. Is. Small. Just 34mm in diameter with an 18mm wide band. It’s shown below on a pretty average sized 7.75″ wrist. But many guys love the smaller watch trend. Just 30m water resistant, so, don’t get it wet. At all. And it’s one of the few Timex watches out there that doesn’t have bit of quartz buzzing inside it. It’s fully mechanical, so, you’ll have to wind it.

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Again, it’s not big. A 44mm chronograph (shown above) dwarfs it. And it’s soup to nuts made in China. But they just got back in stock at Timex, and I believe Todd Snyder just got a new batch in too? Full review here if you want to read up a bit more on it. No word, yet, on any codes working on these things. Shoot me an email if you have a tip on any way to get this thing on discount: joe@dappered.com.

That’s all. Carry on.


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Samantha Bee has enough acerbic wit to power a city — but surprisingly, that’s not the trait she finds most important to her work. “I just try to stay curious,” she says. “If you go in [to any situation] with a real interest in learning, you can find something magical.” That’s how she approached her…
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Designers Apartment Heads to Palais de Tokyo

SUPPORT NETWORK: The Fédération de la Haute Couture et de la Mode’s Designers Apartment initiative is getting a burst of new energy this season with a change of venue to the Palais de Tokyo, intended to highlight the industry body’s role as an incubator for young design talent, offering them year-round support and training as well as an all-important showroom during Paris Fashion Week.
Alum of the initiative include Y/Project and Victoria/Tomas, who are both now included on the official show calendar.
“This new space shows a new energy,” said Designers Apartment project manager and brand coach Patricia Lerat. “It’s interesting for the brands to be in a contemporary art space, several of them are artists, so that goes well with the place.”
She continued, “Each of them is very different, and that’s important. We need singular designers with strong identities. But they also benefit from our help on the commercial side.”
The new space, on the top floor of the modern art museum, which plays a central role in Paris Fashion Week each season as the setting for many a show, allows the 13 labels to present a bigger area to show off their creations. Several also staged their presentations within the space.
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The Milan FW Fightback: flying bags and severed heads (AKA how to seize the spotlight from LFW)

How do you follow a PR coup like the Queen? Well, Milan had a damn good go – here’s the lowdown on severed heads, flying bags and all the other things that made us go ‘ooooh’ at Milan Fashion Week…

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The Queen’s first-ever fashion show appearance, at LFW last week, had jaws dropping the world over. It was, to put it bluntly, the PR coup of the century – for young designer Richard Quinn and for London fashion in general. Huzzah! But not so huzzah for Milan, following hot on the heels of such a major headline moment. But never ones to hang back and pipe down, the Italians rose to the challenge – and we mean literally, in the case of some Dolce bags – of making us sit up and take notice. It seemed as if many designers were grappling with the idea of the future, technology, and also ways of dressing to empower ourselves in the fairly scary present. In another city, this path might have led us down the dark path of intellectual tailoring and a funereal colour palette. But this is Milano! Instead the results involved neon, baby dragons and an incoming global sequin shortage thanks to Dolce & Gabbana having used them all up for AW18. For pure spectacle and star power, there was also the latest Formula One-infused incarnation of Tommy Hilfiger’s TOMMYNOW show , starring Gigi Hadid and her last ever capsule for the brand. Here are the Milan Fashion Week moments we’re still talking about…

The Aliens Have Landed

Moschino, Dolce and Gabbana and Gucci

The epic Gucci show called to mind Game of Thrones, but set in a sinister science lab of the future – via a whistlestop tour of a few centuries and cultures (Russian folk, English tweed, Indochine…). Apparently the model cradling a baby dragon like a newborn baby and the ones carrying replicas of their own heads reflected Michele’s exploration of our relationship with technology and our ability to reinvent our own identities. He name-checked a weighty tome called “A Cyborg Manifesto: Science, Technology, and Socialist-Feminism in the Late Twentieth Century,” but we don’t need a degree in AI to know that this collection will provide us (and the high street) with endless inspiration for AW18.

Gucci AW18

Meanwhile, over at Dolce & Gabbana, the designers mixed even more lavishly crucifix-laden Catholic references than usual (presumably in tribute to this year’s Met Ball theme) with a high-tech feat. Their new It bag, flying along the catwalk on drones, controlled by a man in a white suit. This was the reason for the (very) late start, causing Anna Wintour to stomp out before the show began. Or did she? A little bird told us the real reason for her sharp exit was actually that she had a flight to catch to Rome, for a meeting with the Vatican, ahead of the Met Ball. And even Anna couldn’t keep a Pope waiting. At Moschino, Jeremy Scott’s ‘futuristic retrofuture’ show saw alien-looking versions of Jackie O marching along with pastel-painted faces and bouffant hair. Apparently he was thinking about the spread of conspiracy theories in times of political turmoil, immigration and the status of illegal immigrants as ‘aliens’. Who knew a pillbox hat could carry so much meaning?

Dolce and Gabbana AW18

The Future is Bright

Miuccia was on her usual mission to dissect and subvert notions of a woman’s place in the world. In the season of #MeToo, this took the form of a violent take on ‘feminine’ pink – turned up to fluoro – and a hefty dose of padded takes on high-vis workwear, layered over and under  Prada classics like tweed and Fifties flared skirt shapes. Of particular practical use in our new wardrobe of protective armour – the seriously stomping fluoro welly/galoshes. If they don’t give you power, we don’t know what will.  If you want to be the kind of girl who never gets lost in a crowd, there were other attention-grabbing neons and brights aplenty, like the sporty acid green and pink at MSGM.

Prada AW18

Prada AW18

MSGM AW18

After a rocky first few seasons, new Marni creative director Francesco Risso (who had a pretty tricky act to follow, taking over from founding genius Consuelo Castiglioni) has hit his groove. In a BIG way. That’s right, the fashion insiders’ favourite label is back on form and entering a brilliant new era. It started with the set – a typically Marni mash-up that evoked a souk somewhere in North Africa, with seating fashioned from stacks of kelims, huge bundles of old newspapers and rolls of foam (a bit like trying to balance on a Pilates ball, we found to our cost).

The collection was a dazzling melange of futuristic – high-shine coats, tech-nerd backpacks and towering trainers – and the hand-crafted. One coat was spliced together using a fabric that looked like compressed, recycled lint – a lot more beautiful than it sounds when the other half is fuchsia wool – there were trailing feather earrings that flew out nearly to the waist, and tribal tan leather belts with trailing tassels. The sequinned finale dresses – again spliced together from different colours and fabrics – were literal perfection.

Marni AW18

 

Hello and Goodbye

At Salvatore Ferragamo, we were nervous for new creative director Paul Andrew, making his debut – he’s a footwear designer who’s never done clothes! We needn’t have worried. His new take on the understated luxury of the classic Italian house was cool, in a subtle way. The tailoring was still sharp, but the shoulders were on-trend-80s oversized, and he cleverly used archive-print Ferragamo silk foulards to create shirt dresses.

Salvatore Ferragamo AW18

Milan’s final hurrah was also Gigi’s final hurrah for Tommy Hilfiger. The label celebrated its brand-new sponsorship of the Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula One team and the last Gigi x Tommy collection with a red, white and blue racetrack extravaganza. There was a stadium (well, actually a conference centre), there were sports cars, there was a shop on the catwalk, there were supers galore – Bella and Anwar Hadid, Hailey Baldwin and Winnie Harlow to name a few – and there was Lewis Hamilton. Of course.

Tommy Hilfiger x Gigi Hadid

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Reebok’s Todd Krinsky Heads Up New Performance Business Unit

A MEASURED PERFORMANCE: Like other, more established athletic brand competitors, Reebok’s heritage is rooted in performance and now the company has set up a division dedicated to that — the Reebok Performance Business Unit.
At the helm of that sector is 25-year company veteran Todd Krinsky who has been named general manager. The brand’s running and training business units have been consolidated into its new Performance Business Unit. Fittingly, Krinsky earned his post for his own performance as general manager of Reebok’s Classic Business Unit. Leading that business, he helped to generate double-digit percentage gains for year-on-year growth over the past six years. Krinsky reports to Reebok president Matt O’Toole.
Big-name branding has been a key part of Reebok’s Classic Business’ upward climb. Gigi Hadid is the latest celebrity to appear in Reebok’s “Always Classic” campaign. With the spring campaign, the IMG model joined the ranks of Ariana Grande, Rae Sremmurd, Teyana Taylor, Lil Yachty, K-pop star Somi, street artists Felipe Pantone and SANY and model Sharina Gutierrez. Interestingly, Reebok’s Performance Unit will take on more of a lifestyle edge. Noting how the company has developed “strong credibility in the fitness world” in recent years, Krinsky said, “Today, our Delta symbol serves

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The government shutdown went into a second day Sunday with recriminations deepening between the parties and with no sign of progress towards ending the impasse.


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FBI Director Heads To Hill After Trump’s Attacks On Agency

WASHINGTON (AP) — Christopher Wray faces a tough test four months into his leadership of the FBI: He must defend America’s top law enforcement agency against blistering attacks from President Donald Trump without putting his own job at risk.

The competing pressures Wray faces will be on display Thursday when he testifies before the House Judiciary Committee. Democrats may push him to respond forcefully to Trump’s weekend tweets calling the FBI a biased agency whose reputation is “in Tatters — worst in History!” and urging Wray to “clean house.”

Some Republicans will likely echo Trump’s concerns about what they see as political bias in special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation of possible coordination between Trump’s campaign and Russia during the 2016 presidential election. Like Trump, they have seized on revelations that an FBI agent was removed from Mueller’s team because of anti-Trump text messages.

Wray’s start as FBI head would have been difficult enough, even without the intense scrutiny of the Russia investigation. Since he was sworn-in Aug. 2, the U.S. has had two of the deadliest shootings in its modern history and a terror attack in Manhattan.

Trump’s weekend tweets created a fresh dilemma for Wray. With his bosses, Attorney General Jeff Sessions and his deputy Rod Rosenstein, staying publicly silent, it fell to Wray to defend the agency. But FBI directors traditionally have been low-key and stoic — with Wray’s predecessor, James Comey, a notable exception. And Trump’s firing of Comey while he led the Russia probe shows the risk of antagonizing the president.

Wray’s defense, in an email to FBI employees this week, didn’t directly mention Trump’s comments, leaving some current and former officials wishing he had pushed back more forcefully.

Wray said he was “inspired by example after example of professionalism and dedication to justice demonstrated around the bureau” and urged agents to “keep focused on our critical mission” while constantly under a microscope.

For some agents still reeling from Trump’s firing of the popular Comey, the episode cut to the heart of their deepest concern: whether a Trump-appointed FBI director would be able to stand up to a president who routinely lashes out at law enforcement and has publicly lamented his inability to directly influence the agency’s affairs.

Wray repeatedly promised during his confirmation hearing that he could be independent, but “the jury is still out” on whether he has demonstrated that, said Frank Montoya Jr., a former senior FBI official who keeps in contact with agents still on the job.

“The absence of comment from the top, to us, has been really frustrating,” Montoya said. “On the inside, it’s like, why are we still a punching bag and nobody is counter-punching? A word of comfort or of calm or a sign of leadership would be appreciated at this time.”

Wray has stayed mostly under the radar in his first months on the job and has subtly tried to distance himself from Comey, who was widely criticized for publicly announcing that Hillary Clinton shouldn’t face criminal charges for her use of a private email server.

Wray, for example, said he couldn’t imagine holding a news conference about someone who had not been charged, noting Justice Department policies against doing so.

Those close to Wray, a former high-ranking Justice Department official in the Bush administration, describe him as a steady hand whose low-key demeanor makes him well-suited to lead the FBI during a tumultuous time. He has seemed relaxed but reserved in his few public appearances. His memo Monday to employees ended with his favorite work-ethic maxim: “Keep calm and tackle hard.”

“In a society sometimes fixated to a fault on results, I am somebody who is a big believer in the importance of the integrity of process,” Wray said at the International Association of Chiefs of Police conference in October. “That’s part of how I am hoping to sort of steady the ship. By staying laser-focused on the mission and the work itself, day in and day out, left foot right foot, grinding away. Following the rules. Following the law. Trying to make sure we are doing the right thing, but in the right way.”

Tom O’Connor, president of the FBI Agents Association, said Wray has been supportive of agents’ concerns so far, meeting with the organization shortly after his confirmation.

“He has said that, in the four months since becoming director, he has learned more about, and is even more impressed with, agents’ work ethic and commitment to the bureau’s mission,” said O’Connor, who issued his own impassioned defense of the FBI after Trump’s attacks.

Others defended the agency as well, including Eric Holder, attorney general under President Barack Obama, who urged Justice Department leadership to speak out. Comey himself tweeted, “The FBI is honest. The FBI is strong. And the FBI is, and always will be, independent.”

But a retired FBI official said the bureau’s head needs to keep praise and support quiet and internal.

“If you’ve been there for 20-some years, you might not see attacks this high-profile, but you’re going to see attacks over and over and over on the organization,” said Robert Anderson, a former FBI executive assistant director. “The way to really beat that stuff is to dig in and do what you do best, and the agency is really going to shine.”

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NEW YORK (Reuters) – A sculpture of a baby sleeping in an unusual New York City exhibit has Park Avenue window-shoppers alerting auction house staff that a child has been “forgotten in the display.”


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Here are some videos of the “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend” cast recording “Let’s Generalize About Men” because it’s been stuck in our heads since Friday

Here are some videos of the “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend” cast recording “Let’s Generalize About Men” because it’s been stuck in our heads since Friday


Here are some videos of the “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend” cast recording “Let’s Generalize About Men” because it’s been stuck in our heads since Friday

Ever since the third season of Crazy Ex-Girlfriend premiered this Friday, everyone has been spontaneously breaking out in song. More specifically, everyone is singing the episode’s breakout hit, “Let’s Generalize About Men,” because it’s the hilarious misandrist anthem that the world needs right now.

One of the best things about Crazy Ex-Girlfriend is that Rebecca Bunch manages to say what everyone wishes they could say (or, in this case, sing) while also pointing out just how ridiculous it is. “Let’s Generalize About Men” is the perfect example of why Crazy Ex-Girlfriend is one of the best shows on TV. It satisfyingly expresses things that are annoying about men while also poking holes in the broad generalizations people make when talking smack with their friends.

Because the lyrics of “Let’s Generalize About Men” are just so perfect, we want to know more about it. And that’s when the beauty of social media really becomes palpable. That’s because Rachel Bloom, the brains behind Crazy Ex-Girlfriend and the actress who plays Rebecca Bunch, shared some behind the scenes videos from creating the masterpiece on her Instagram. And they’re so much fun.

In one Instagram post, Rachel Bloom showed the girls practicing the choreography.

Yes! Bloom, Donna Lynne Champlin (who plays Paula), Gabrielle Ruiz (who plays Valencia), and Vella Lovell (who plays Heather) look so amazing while body-rolling and singing the hilarious lyrics, “Let’s get super lit and not admit this is some kind of primal ritual we need now and then.”

In another video, Bloom shows the ladies singing the song at the Crazy Ex-Girlfriend table read.

If you’ve ever wanted to be a fly on the wall to see how all of the actors might react to some of the show’s outrageous songs, this is your chance.

Yeah, it’s pretty exciting that we get to see Josh’s reaction to Bloom singing, “There are not exceptions, all three million men are like this!” Considering that Josh left Rebecca at the alter, her character needs to denigrate and denounce the entire male gender, and doing that with one’s girlfriends really is a part of the healing process after a bad breakup.

We’ve all been there.

Laughing is also important, and “Let’s Generalize About Men” successfully satirizes the wine-infused nights shared among a group of girls who just need to make unfounded statements about why men are terrible. Like saying, “All every man does everyday is watch porn, eat wings, burp, fart, and snore.”

It’s all in good fun on Crazy Ex-Girlfriend. And “Let’s Generalize About Men” is just about one of the funniest songs ever made.



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Parts of Louisiana Evacuated As Tropical Storm Nate Heads Towards U.S.

MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — Tropical Storm Nate roared toward Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula after drenching Central America in rain that was blamed for at least 22 deaths, and forecasters said it could reach the U.S. Gulf Coast as a hurricane over the weekend.

Louisiana officials declared a state of emergency and ordered some people to evacuate coastal areas and barrier islands ahead of its expected landfall early Sunday, and evacuations began at some offshore oil platforms in the Gulf.

The U.S. National Hurricane Center said Nate could cause dangerous flooding by dumping as much as 15 to 20 inches (38 to 50 centimeters) of rain as it moved over Honduras, with higher accumulations in a few places.

It had maximum sustained winds of 40 mph (65 kph) by Thursday night and was likely to strengthen over the northwestern Caribbean Sea on Friday before a possible strike on the Cancun region at the tip of Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula at near-hurricane strength. It could hit the U.S. Gulf coast near New Orleans.

In Nicaragua, Nate’s arrival followed two weeks of near-constant rain that had left the ground saturated and rivers swollen. Authorities placed the whole country on alert and warned of flooding and landslides.

Nicaragua’s vice president and spokeswoman, Rosario Murillo, said that at least 15 people had died in that country due to the storm. She didn’t give details on all the deaths, but said two women and a man who worked for the Health Ministry were swept away by a flooded canal in the central municipality of Juigalpa.

Costa Rica’s Judicial Investigation Organism blamed seven deaths in that country on the storm and said 15 people were missing. Flooding drove 5,000 residents into emergency shelters.

The forecast track showed that Nate could brush across the tip of Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula as a tropical storm late Friday night.

In Louisiana, Gov. John Bel Edwards declared a state of emergency and mobilized 1,300 National Guard troops, with 15 headed to New Orleans to monitor the fragile pumping system there.

With forecasts projecting landfall in southeast Louisiana as a Category 1 hurricane, Edwards urged residents to ready for rainfall, storm surge and severe winds — and to be where they intend to hunker down by “dark on Saturday.”

Louisiana’s governor says Nate is forecast to move quickly, rather than stall and drop tremendous amounts of rain on the state. State officials hope that means New Orleans won’t run into problems with its pumps being able to handle the water.

Edwards warned, however, against underestimating the storm.

Officials ordered the evacuation of part of coastal St. Bernard Parish east of New Orleans ahead of the storm. Earlier Thursday, a voluntary evacuation was called in the barrier island town of Grand Isle south of New Orleans.

New Orleans officials outlined steps to bolster the city’s pump and drainage system. Weaknesses in that system were revealed during summer flash floods.

The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement’s New Orleans office said in a news release that as of midday Thursday, six production platforms, out of the 737 manned platforms in the Gulf, had been evacuated. No drilling rigs were evacuated, but one moveable rig was taken out of the storm’s path.

The agency estimated less than 15 percent of the current oil production in the Gulf of Mexico has been shut-in, which equates to 254,607 barrels of oil per day.

The storm was centered about 355 miles (570 kilometers) south-southeast of Cozumel, Mexico, and was moving northwest at 12 mph (19 kph).

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White House, black college heads to meet amid strained ties

WASHINGTON — The presidents of historically black colleges and universities are making their second visit to the White House this year amid strains with the Trump administration over promises unkept.

An annual gathering in the nation’s capital for those schools has been reduced to a two-day summit, further aggravating college officials already frustrated with the White House’s slow pace on keeping its commitments.

“Everyone’s uptight in this day and age with our current president and with what’s going on,” said Ty Couey, president of the National HBCU Alumni Associations. “Things are out of control.”

Trump promised support for the schools during his presidential campaign and Black History Month meetings, when college presidents posed for pictures with the president in the White House.

This time, Trump will not be at the White House to receive them: His schedule puts him in New York for the U.N. General Assembly.

Advocates for the schools say there has been little to no action from the Trump administration, including its failure to name an executive director to an office dedicated to these institutions, or the lack of progress on moving that office from the Education Department to the White House, as promised.

In addition, the institutions have not seen increases in their funding in Trump’s proposed budget, and they had to beat back a White House push to call construction money for historically black colleges and universities unconstitutional. To make things worse, all that followed the school presidents posing with Trump for a photo in the Oval Office, which caused a backlash from students, faculty and alumni.

That led to calls from the colleges’ major advocates to postpone the annual National Historically Black Colleges and Universities Week Conference.

“It has become painstakingly clear that these promises are not being kept,” said Rep. Alma Adams, D-N.C., who leads the Congressional HBCU Caucus.

“In this current environment, and with zero progress made on any of their priorities, it would be highly unproductive to ask HBCU presidents to come back to Washington,” she said.

The week is normally planned by the White House HBCU Initiative’s executive director along with a presidential HBCU advisory board, said Johnny C. Taylor, president and CEO of the Thurgood Marshall College Fund, a nonprofit organization that has supported public historically black colleges and universities since 1987.

“Regrettably, as of August 2017 neither has been appointed,” Taylor said.

Responding to “feedback from key stakeholders,” the Education Department sent an email Sept. 5 saying it was “postponing this year’s National HBCU Week Conference” and replacing it with “more intimate conversations.”

Omarosa Manigault Newman, a HBCU graduate and assistant to the president and director of communications for the White House Office of Public Liaison, told The Associated Press in a telephone interview last week that the conference was simply scaled back. She said the White House intended to announce an executive director for the initiative on Monday.

Also expected to be announced is a lineup of 62 HBCU “All-Stars” — students who serve as the initiative’s ambassadors to black colleges.

Newman said the leaders will discuss capital financing, improving student outcomes, alliances with the tech sector and post-secondary degrees. Students will get a tour of the White House, mentoring and a special tour of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture.

“President Trump’s commitment to the HBCU Community remains strong and unwavering,” she said in a statement. “Registration remains at capacity and we are looking forward to welcoming HBCU presidents, students and guests.”

On Friday, Trump issued a presidential proclamation designating the upcoming week as HBCU week, and said those schools, many of which “were founded under the cold shadow of segregation and racial prejudice,” have long played “an integral role in our nation’s history, providing black Americans opportunities to learn and achieve their dreams.”

In February, Hari Sreenivasan spoke with Johnny Taylor, president and CEO of the Thurgood Marshall College Fund, and journalist Sophia Nelson about Trump’s plans for HBCUs.

The United Negro College Fund and its leaders said they “will be at the table at the White House.”

“UNCF intends to take every opportunity to participate in serious discussions with federal policymakers to ensure that each and every African-American student enjoys a successful journey from school to college and career,” the group said.

Trump received 8 percent of the African-American vote during the election. Since then, he has generated controversy through several statements, including saying last month said there were “very fine people” among the white nationalists, white supremacists and neo-Nazis protesting the possible removal of a Confederate statue in Charlottesville, Virginia.

“There is legitimate concern that some may want to use this event to protest, boycott or much worse, refuse to work with the Trump Administration and the Republican-controlled Congress,” Taylor said.

The White House is not the only game in town, Couey said.

“A lot of our time is not spent on Trump. He’s just one individual,” he said. “We have many friends in Congress that we interact with; we have many friends within the federal government. These are the people we’re dealing with, the people who actually get things done.”

Adams now plans to hold an inaugural “HBCU Brain Trust” meeting during the Congressional Black Caucus’ annual meeting.

“Despite the ongoing drama and unnecessary distractions of the president’s own making, we plan to move forward with opportunities for HBCU leaders to engage in substantive dialogues that put our schools and students first,” Adams said.

Associated Press writer Darlene Superville contributed to this story.

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A bill providing hurricane relief, raising the debt ceiling and funding the government is headed to President Donald Trump’s desk after the House easily passed the legislation on Friday. The House voted 316 to 90 in favor of the massive fiscal package, with all of the votes against the bill coming from the Republican side of the aisle.
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Monstrous Hurricane Irma kills 14 in Caribbean, heads for Florida

PROVIDENCIALES, Turks and Caicos (Reuters) – The eye of Hurricane Irma grazed the Turks and Caicos Islands on Thursday, rattling buildings after it smashed a string of Caribbean islands as one of the most powerful Atlantic storms in a century, killing 14 people on its way to Florida.


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Since Harvey rammed into Texas last week, unleashing a torrent of rainfall, clogging streets into rivers, and leaving residents stranded in their flood-stricken homes — the tropical storm is still not over.


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(Reuters) – A Republican candidate backed by President Donald Trump for a U.S. Senate seat from Alabama is expected to finish a distant second in a primary election on Tuesday, but will still have enough votes to advance to a run-off, local news projected.


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Donald Trump Heads To Trump Tower, Protesters Await

An inflatable caricature of President Donald Trump rises above pedestrians at W. 59th Street and 5th Ave. in New York Monday, Aug. 14, 2017, just three blocks north of Trump Tower. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)

NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump went home to Trump Tower on Monday for the first time since his inauguration, with a throng of chanting protesters awaiting — but never seeing — him.

Thousands of demonstrators roared “shame, shame, shame” and “not my president!” while watching for Trump’s motorcade along Manhattan’s Fifth Avenue, but it ultimately approached from another direction. A far smaller crowd of Trump supporters also awaited him.

Onlookers who did see the motorcade greeted it with cellphone cameras and a few obscene gestures.

By the tower, some protesters carried signs with such messages as “impeach” and “the White House is no place for white supremacy.” Chants including “love, not hate — that’s what makes America great” and “New York hates you!” echoed off the surrounding buildings. Nearby, an inflatable, rat-like caricature of Trump stood by The Plaza hotel.

Adam Vazquez had protested at Trump Tower on Election Night and said he returned because he felt the country had hit “a pivotal point,” particularly after the white supremacist rally that descended into violence Saturday in Charlottesville, Virginia. The Republican president’s initial condemnation of bigotry and violence “on many sides, on many sides” spurred two days of pressure to specifically denounce white supremacist groups, which he did Monday.

“It shows you that the president, in a time of crisis, could not step up,” said Vazquez, a 26-year-old video and content producer. “That is something we have to take note of, coming out tonight and showing that this is not OK.”

Meanwhile, about two dozen Trump fans near The Plaza chanted “God bless President Trump” and carried American flags and signs with such sentiments as “now is not the time for divisiveness.”

“We are here to show President Trump … that he has a lot of fans here, even in liberal New York City, even in Manhattan,” said Ariel Kohane, a 46-year-old member of a group called Jews for Trump.

He said he supported the president because of his views on national security, immigration and fighting radical Islamists and crime, among other issues. The anti-Trump protesters, to him, are “left-wing, liberal Communist snowflakes.”

With supporters and anti-Trump demonstrators penned behind police barricades across the sidewalk, both sides yelled at each other, “Go home!”

A block south of Trump Tower, police officers with bullhorns confronted protesters pressing against and straining the barricades, telling the demonstrators to step back. Police said two people were arrested for disorderly conduct amid the protests but didn’t say where or when.

Police stationed sand-filled sanitation trucks as barriers around Trump’s signature skyscraper and layers of metal police barricades around the main entrance.

After Trump was elected, security around the tower ramped up dramatically, with barricades and checkpoints manned by scores of uniformed police officers. The security precautions have been lessened somewhat in Trump’s absence but still have inconvenienced residents and business owners in the busy area, home to stores such as Tiffany and Louis Vuitton.

Trump, a native New Yorker, said Friday that he had stayed away since January because he realized the impact of the street closings and other aspects of a presidential visit.

“I would love to go to my home in Trump Tower, but it’s very, very disruptive to do,” he said.

And protesters, including City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, were not welcoming him.

Gabby Parra, a 17-year-old high school senior from Teaneck, New Jersey, said she did not have “the proper words to describe” her dislike for Trump. She said she feels the president dehumanizes minorities, noting that he launched his campaign by portraying Mexico as a source of rapists and murderers coming into the U.S.

The Rev. Jan Powell, a retired minister of the United Church of Christ, is troubled by Trump, too, and particularly resented his response to the violence in Virginia.

Still, she said, “I pray for him every day. We are both human beings.”

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Associated Press writers Jennifer Peltz and Jonathan Lemire contributed to this report.

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Jessica Simpson is at it again! The 37-year-old singer has been going all-out with her style while in New York City this past week. She was recently spotted stepping out in an outfit that featured a pair of blinged out Dolce & Gabbana sunglasses and a strikingly cool “Lara Stoned Lips” python clutch by Gelareh Mizrahi that had everyone talking. The super successful business woman clearly is having fun with her fashion sense and it looks like she totally raised the bar with her most recent ensemble.

Simpson opted for a long-sleeved floral maxi Gucci gown, which featured a very deep neckline to show off her curves and retails for $ 5,980, this Thursday. Even though all eyes were on her embellished plunging dress, the queen of accessories sure knew how to play up her outfit. Simpson wore a pair of$ 845 black strappy Giuseppe Zanotti Harmony patent-leather sandals to match her black top handle tote bag, which she accessorized with a fuzzy black key chain.

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The mother-of-two is also no stranger to rocking a pair of flashy sunglasses. Here she chose an oversized pair of round sunnies featuring a clear rim to shield her eyes from the strong summer sun. For jewelry, she opted for a pair of large gold hoop earrings and a simple gold choker. And to pull it all together she matched her nails to her colorful dress with an emerald green shade.

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The former pop star truly isn’t holding back and we can’t wait to see what Simpson will step out in next!

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Legislation enacting a package of sanctions on Russia, Iran, and North Korea is headed to President Donald Trump’s desk after being overwhelmingly approved by the Senate on Thursday. The Senate voted 98 to 2 in favor of the bill, with only Senators Rand Paul, R-Ken., and Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., voting against the legislation.
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