Ning Hao’s ‘Crazy Alien’ Passes $100 Million on Second Day of Release in China

Popular Chinese director Ning Hao has seen his comedy fantasy film “Crazy Alien” gross more than $ 100 million at the mainland China box office after just two days on release during the Chinese New Year holiday period. It’s the highest two-day total for any film in the Middle Kingdom so far this year. The milestone […]

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Assault report ‘100 percent factual’, ‘Empire’ actor Smollett says

Actor Jussie Smollett defended as completely truthful the account he gave of being accosted on a Chicago street by men who used racist and homophobic slurs and said on Friday he was cooperating with police.
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El Chapo Allegedly Paid Ex-Mexican President $100 Million Bribe

MEXICO CITY, MEXICO – JANUARY 8: Joaquin Guzman Loera, also known as “El Chapo” is transported to Maximum Security Prison of El Altiplano in Mexico City, Mexico on January 08, 2016. Guzman Loera, leader of Mexico’s Sinaloa drug Cartel, was considered the Mexican most-wanted drug lord. Mexican marines captured “El Chapo” on Friday in Sinaloa, North of Mexico. (Photo by Daniel Cardenas/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

When you’re a drug czar paying people off comes with the territory. According to informants El Chapo took it to max when dealing with government officials.

As reported by Raw Story Joaquin Guzman is on trial facing several charges including drug trafficking with intent to distribute, conspiracy, racketeering, extortion, money laundering, homicide, possession of firearms and kidnapping. Naturally the federal prosecution team is pulling out all stops to ensure a conviction thus snitches are coming forward.

According to a former associate the suspected kingpin once paid 100 million dollars to ex Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto; yes 100. Alex Cifuentes spilled all types tea as he took the stand at Brooklyn Federal Court earlier this week. The self-confessed “right-hand man” detailed how he told prosecutors that in 2016 Nieto had reached out to him asking for $ 250 million. The money would guarantee that Joaquinn would no longer have to live in hiding. Cifuentes would allege the politician was paid $ 100 million in 2012.

Nieto held presidential office from December 2012 to November 2018. His tenure would be besmirched with multiple accusations of corruption and widespread crime. Additionally the money did not keep him in pocket for his entire six-year run. In 2014 El Chapo was apprehended in Mexico only to infamously escape almost 15 months later via a tunnel dug directly from his cell. He was finally captured and extradited to the United States in January 2016. Nieto maintains his innocence and denies taking any bribes.

The Guzman trial originally started in November and is expected to continue into February.

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Trump Economic Advisor Says Powell’s Job “100%” Safe

Members of President Donald Trump’s administration continue to downplay reports the president has privately discussed firing Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell. White House Council of Economic Advisers Chairman Kevin Hassett told reporters Wednesday that Powell’s job is “100 percent” safe.
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Spier & Mackay $100 off Outerwear, Bonobos Tiers, & More – The Thurs. Men’s Sales Handful

Sales that deserve some attention heading into the weekend or a bit earlier. Might not be some massive once a year event, but still worth a look. Those are what make up these handfuls. Five of the better sales, one for each finger, are below, plus bonus sales if need be. Included are a few picks worth pointing out. 

 

Bonobos 25% off $ 150 and 30% off $ 250 w/ MERRY

Bonobos

Tiers. High tiers. But you guys know the drill, it’s Bonobos so it’s not tough to trip those tiers. New Year’s is just around the corner, so if you’re in the market for a velvet jacket for that evening, now’s the time to get it and any tailoring done that might need to happen.

 

Spier & Mackay: 2 Reg. Priced Suits from $ 549 | $ 100 off Outerwear w/ NEWCOAT

Spier & Mackay

Suit bundles are back and it looks like Spier & Mackay want to move some of their outerwear as well. Tons of suits available, but size and fit selection is all over the place. Best to just head there, hit the “refine” button, and sort by your size and fit. No code needed for the suit bundles. Just add them to your cart and the discount should show up once the 2nd suit is added.

 

EXPRESS: 40% off Everything

Express

Check the fiber content of the goods. It can be hit or miss. Cotton is great, but cotton isn’t wool. And wool is great, but wool isn’t wool blend (which when done right, can be great, but when done wrong, feels like a trash bag). Just know what you’re potentially paying for.

 

Ledbury: Ledbury: 20% Off $ 150, 25% Off $ 250, 30% Off $ 350

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The Combo Pick:  White Fine Twill Dress Shirt – $ 108.75 ($ 145), Blue Fine Twill Mid Spread Dress Shirt – $ 108.75 ($ 145) = $ 217.50 ($ 290) 

Not as good as Black Friday, but… that’s why Black Friday is Black Friday. Still, any savings from Ledbury is super appreciated. No promo code required. Runs through December 14th in honor of their 9th anniversary. Should work on more than just shirts… but their shirts? Holy crap are they something.

 

Saddleback: Spend $ 300 get $ 50, Spend $ 500 get $ 100

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What the bloody hell has gotten into Dave over at Saddleback? Dude never does deals. Seems like he’s been all about the fun promos lately (I think this might be killing him inside, but… ah well). Anyway, you spend $ 300+ or $ 500+ and they’ll email you an e-gift card for $ 50 (if you spent $ 300+) or $ 100 (if you’re a big spender and went higher than $ 500). Shown above is the new and improved Saddleback thin brief. Full review here.

 

BONUS  Huckberry: LeviMoon – $ 239.98 ($ 289)

LeviMoon Lamp

Ah yes. The most unnecessary but totally absurdly cool home accessory. Good God that’s a lot of money ($ 240!!) for what amounts to a small lamp. But…

What do you want? You want the moon? Just say the word and I’ll throw a lasso around it and pull it down. Hey. That’s a pretty good idea. I’ll give you the moon Mary.

If you use the Levi Moon and It’s a Wonderful Life to propose this holiday season? You don’t have to cite your source. I swear. Get after it young fella.

 

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Steal Alert: Amazon’s Buttoned Down Brand 100% Cashmere V-Necks for $62

Buttoned Down 100% Cashmere V Neck Sweater – $ 62.30 ($ 89)

Along with Goodthreads, Buttoned Down is one of Amazon’s main, in-house Menswear brands. And they’re coming for our money.

Buttoned Down 100% Cashmere V Neck Sweater

These things have a LOT going for them, despite the mixed reviews on Amazon. It’s lightweight cashmere, but the fabric itself is actually really nice. Much softer than you’d think for the price. Some reviewers have reported construction problems. Again, it’s lightweight. And while I haven’t done a long term test on the V-necks, I have a Cashmere crewneck from Buttoned Down (sadly not on sale), and I love it. It’s held up great. And you also have a lifetime guarantee backing you up. Plus, there’s always the convenient and free returns that Amazon offers.

Size shown below is a medium on 5’10” / 195. So it’s a little boxy. Might want to size down.

That’s all. Carry on.

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Beauty Entrepreneur turned $100 into a Fully-Fledged Business [Video]

Model and beauty entrepreneur Tatiana Elizabeth Price created skinBUTTR out of the comfort of her home. Coming to the conclusion that she wasn’t the only person dealing with skin issues, she leaped into action and turned her passion into a business. After investing $ 100 into a Shopify account, she created a product, posted it on the site, and started generating revenue. The skincare line has now grown to include multiple products that consist of toners, facial masks, cleansers, exfoliators, and moisturizers.

“I started skinBUTTR about four years ago,” said Price. “I figured these products might help other people as well, so I went to school for esthetics and I figured how I could make my products appeal to more people than just myself.”

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What was once a hobby quickly became a fully-fledged business for the young entrepreneur. She now balances her business with her modeling career—she is currently signed to State Management—and her day-to-day activities as a beauty influencer.

“As easy as it looks, it’s not that simple being an influencer,” said Price. “You have to conform to deadlines, make sure that your content is consistent, and make sure that your audience is actually relating to your content, all while making sure that you are staying true to who you are.”

Watch the full episode of Price’s inspiring journey and witness what one of her days consists of as she takes over the MGM properties with three other notable influencers: food stylist and blogger Megan Hysaw; model and actor Keith Carlos; and model, rapper, and actor Don Benjamin.

 


The Takeover is a web series that gives you a bird’s eye view into the life of four influencers and the BLACK ENTERPRISE team as they take over the MGM properties exploring all the amazing attractions that the resort has to offer. This series is powered by MGM Resorts. 

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Beauty Entrepreneur turned $100 into a Fully-Fledged Business [Video]

Model and beauty entrepreneur Tatiana Elizabeth Price created skinBUTTR out of the comfort of her home. Coming to the conclusion that she wasn’t the only person dealing with skin issues, she leaped into action and turned her passion into a business. After investing $ 100 into a Shopify account, she created a product, posted it on the site, and started generating revenue. The skincare line has now grown to include multiple products that consist of toners, facial masks, cleansers, exfoliators, and moisturizers.

“I started skinBUTTR about four years ago,” said Price. “I figured these products might help other people as well, so I went to school for esthetics and I figured how I could make my products appeal to more people than just myself.”

SkinButtr

(Image: skinBUTTR)

What was once a hobby quickly became a fully-fledged business for the young entrepreneur. She now balances her business with her modeling career—she is currently signed to State Management—and her day-to-day activities as a beauty influencer.

“As easy as it looks, it’s not that simple being an influencer,” said Price. “You have to conform to deadlines, make sure that your content is consistent, and make sure that your audience is actually relating to your content, all while making sure that you are staying true to who you are.”

Watch the full episode of Price’s inspiring journey and witness what one of her days consists of as she takes over the MGM properties with three other notable influencers: food stylist and blogger Megan Hysaw; model and actor Keith Carlos; and model, rapper, and actor Don Benjamin.

 


The Takeover is a web series that gives you a bird’s eye view into the life of four influencers and the BLACK ENTERPRISE team as they take over the MGM properties exploring all the amazing attractions that the resort has to offer. This series is powered by MGM Resorts. 

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Two ‘unstable’ OPEC nations may decide whether oil takes another run at $100 a barrel

The oil market is focused on falling Iranian oil exports and Saudi-led supply hikes, but Nigeria and Libya could play an outsize role in setting crude prices as they head into high-stakes elections.
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Meghan Markle’s Leather Skirt and $100 Top Are the Fall Staples Every Boss Needs

ESC: Meghan MarkleMeghan Markle just wore a look that every professional (or student) needs to add to their wardrobe.
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