90 Day Fiance’s Colt, Larissa Clap Back at Each Other After Divorce Filing

It’s far from over. The battle between 90 Day Fiancé‘s Colt Johnson and Larissa Dos Santos Lima rages on after her arrest and his subsequent divorce filing on Friday, January 11.

In a lengthy statement posted on Instagram Stories on Saturday, January 12, Dos Santos Lima, 32, said “the truth will come out” following an alleged altercation between the couple that left Johnson, 33, with “a swollen lip” and “bloodied” gums and teeth. (The Brazil native had bruising of her own, but authorities said that her lacerations did not corroborate her story.)

“After cleaning her off, officers determined that the cuts were not consistent with the kind of bleeding she was claiming,” Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Officer Jay Rivera told Us after the incident. “She also has scratches on her abdomen, but those injuries were also not consistent with the length of [Johnson’s] fingernails.”

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Dos Santos Lima seemingly addressed the authorities’ remarks, writing: “I want to thank everyone who toke [sic] time to investigate the domestic violence episode and found a ‘history of long nails.’” (Some fans posted photos on social media showing Johnson with longer fingernails and suggested that he had bitten them after the couple’s physical altercation.)

The TV personality also thanked fans for their GoFundMe donations, claiming that she raised all the money she needs to pay her friend back for posting her bail, as well as attorney’s fees for her pending court date. “It was extremely important for me because I have no income at this moment … I can’t legally work yet and I can’t start my business.”

She continued: “I also never had access or any control of the money we made on the show and with the cameos. They did buy to me some girl stuff so I could use on the show.”

The software engineer took to his own Instagram page soon after, detailing all the items he alleges he bought for his wife throughout their relationship and claiming that she came to the U.S. with “literally nothing.”

“The suitcases she used for travel I provided for her,” he captioned a picture of full garbage bags and boxes. “On her arrival I already had clothes waiting for her to wear and everything she needed to start a basic life in America. Over the course of months I continued to provide for her, gave her shelter, food, and supported her wants and dreams. When she wanted a dress or makeup I bought it for her. When she wanted to take ESL classes I found a class for her and drove her. When she wanted to go to a gym I took her to every gym in town and eventually she joined two gyms simultaneously. When she needed a doctor, lawyer, therapist I would always do what I could for her.”

“My sole mission since her arrival was to see that she was happy, taken care for and nurtured,” he added. “When she wanted to start her business I gave her a thousand dollars just to start. Every time she was in trouble, I was there.”

Dos Santos Lima, for her part, took to her Instagram after the Las Vegas-born star’s post, claiming that the TLC series bought her clothes and accessories— not her husband.

Despite all the he-said, she-said, people are taking sides on social media. Fellow 90 Day Fiancé star Anfisa Nava, who starred on season 4, wrote on Johnson’s post, “Should have maybe tried not to cheat on her and understand what she actually wants? And not instigate drama and then act all innocent? … Never wanted to comment publicly but you are a gaslighter … and the way you act is disgusting.”

The estranged couple, who have been hit with multiple cheating accusations and rumors since December, got engaged five days after they met in person in Mexico and tied the knot in June 2018, days after she was arrested for domestic violence the first time. She was arrested for the second time in November. Both charges were dismissed.

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Why do we go back to people who hurt us? A sexologist explains this unhealthy (and common) habit

Why do we go back to people who hurt us? A sexologist explains this unhealthy (and common) habit


Why do we go back to people who hurt us? A sexologist explains this unhealthy (and common) habit

Shelby Sells is an artist, photojournalist, and sexologist known for her exploration of modern sexuality. She has produced numerous videos, interviews, and articles on the subject, and is a sought-after speaker on matters of love, sex, and relationships. Sells is finishing her degree in Psychology with a Human Sexuality focus in hopes of becoming a sex therapist.

We see it time and time again in media, in our friend and family groups, and sometimes even in our personal decisions: The resurrection of painful and toxic relationships. The question is, “Why do we go back people who hurt us?” From a third-party perspective, it’s easy to point the finger and identify the harmful patterns in a person’s behavior, but is it that simple from an insider’s perspective? Not always, and here’s why.

We, as humans, are creatures of habit, meaning that once we develop a routine, it can be hard for us to break free from it.

The instability of an unhealthy relationship provides some folks with a sense of ease, and that’s why they’re drawn to it. There’s nothing to risk or lose when you know the end game is always the same.

For some, familiar pain is a source of comfort, so it comes as no surprise that those people find themselves in a constant cycle of hurt. Where this pain pattern stems from is unique to each individual. It can be related to childhood traumas or variations of abuse at any age. When pain is all you know, it can be challenging to seek alternative behaviors.

There’s also the instances in which we are blinded by love. It’s easy to get caught up in a relationship, even when it’s toxic. Later, we’ll tell ourselves “Maybe they’ll change” or “Maybe things will be different this time” in order to justify going back. Frankly, the drama itself can be addicting for some people. One friend told me that she gave her ex another chance because she believed he had to make up for how he had mistreated her in the past. While people do have the capacity to change, more often than not a person won’t change their innate nature.

Another reason people go back to partners who have hurt them? Because it’s easy.

Investing time and energy into a relationship is a lot of work, and the thought of starting over can seem daunting. Dating takes a lot of effort. Opening ourselves up to someone new inevitably comes with the potential to be hurt again. It’s scary, and that fear alone is enough to keep people at bay. Plus, why start over with someone new when our hurtful partner already knows us so well? It’s especially easy to run back to someone familiar if we are going through an emotional rough patch. When we’ve made ourselves vulnerable to someone and labeled them as a person who knows us, it can be hard to categorize them as unsafe. When you’ve had some distance from a partner, it’s also easy to romanticize the good memories until, suddenly, the bad memories are less significant. After all, repressing negative memories is a tool we use to protect ourselves from re-experiencing trauma.


Lastly, reviving relationships with people who have hurt us has to do with self-worth issues. Trying to break free from a toxic relationship, and then returning to it, feeds and fuels an unhealthy cycle of low self-esteem and feelings of worthlessness. These feelings can make us believe that we are undeserving of, unworthy of, or not good enough for a better love. This idea is heartbreaking—we are all deserving of love and healthy companionship.

Sometimes we go back to unhealthy relationships to seek validation from a partner who was unable to give us what we desired.

We fight to try and gain what they could never provide us the first time around. Also, it’s not uncommon for people in toxic relationships to experience a sort of “Stockholm syndrome” in which they begin to favor their abusers. Many people in this situation are convinced (either by themselves, by their partners, or both) that this is the “best” relationship they’ll ever have. Of course, this is untrue, and a tactic used to justify abuse and neglect.

The good news is that if you or a loved one find yourself in a situation like this, there is hope.

While it may be difficult to leave an unhealthy relationship, there are an abundance of resources out there to help you through the process. Ask yourself if your needs are being met in this relationship and if the pros outweigh the cons. Therapy is a vital outlet in working through the pain, letting go, and unlearning toxic patterns and behaviors. A colleague of mine, Crissy Milazzo, created a website called youfindtherapy.com that helps people access affordable therapy.

Besides therapy, there are a number of support groups, books, and online resources available to those who are trying to make changes in their relationship routine. Remember, a healthy relationship is one where your partner brings out the best in you, where you feel safe and secure, where you have shared goals and values, and where you are both equally emotionally invested in each other and in your future together. It’s never too late to break free from pain and embrace love.

If you or someone you know is an abusive relationship and needs help, check out these resources from The Center For Relationship Abuse Awareness or The National Domestic Violence Hotline. You can call The National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-7233 or chat with a counselor online here

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Wendy Williams is taking yet another week off amid months of health struggles and her husband’s alleged cheating scandal.

‘The Wendy Williams Show’ was initially supposed to return from hiatus on January 7th, but after announcing the start date Wendy’s team canceled it and said she’d return to work on January 14th.

Now, just days before the show was rescheduled to start, Wendy Show producers confirm that she won’t be returning on the 14th and will instead return one week later — on January 21st.

Until then, they will bring on a panel of “Hot Talkers” to replace Wendy until she comes back.

“As she has for the past 10 years, Wendy delivers an incomparable live talk show day in and day out and we want to give her the best opportunity to heal and recover,” Debmar-Mercury co-presidents Mort Marcus and Ira Bernstein said. “Wendy has our complete and unwavering support and we look forward to her return to the iconic purple chair.”

Producers cite her recent shoulder injury as reason for her delay, but as we’ve said Wendy’s friends are said to be concerned for her wellbeing and believe she might be self-medicating. 

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Last week we recognized the Best Affordable Style of 2018, focusing on the top products pumped out by the retail establishment. This week we’re taking a look back at the best (at least what WE consider the best) of what Dappered had to offer in 2018. Not trying to toot our own horn here. Consider this more of an exercise in recognizing what was popular with the Dappered readers, so we continue to create informative content in the New Year. And by the way, to those Dappered readers: thanks.

 

The Style-Centric Grown up’s Back to School Shopping List

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As stated in the opening paragraph of the post, this really was just a shameless rationalization for shopping, but why should kids have all the fun during the back to school window? With a translation of common back to school items into what would equate for the stylish adult man, this made for a tempting shopping list that may or may not have shorted a few college fund contributions.

 

How to up your style in college without looking like you’re trying too hard

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And speaking of back to school, this post truly was for the guy heading back to campus. With valuable information on how to upgrade the normal attire for a college environment, perhaps this post inspired a few guys to step up their game on the first day back in class.

 

Autumnal Temptation – The Best Looking New Fall Style Arrivals for Men

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Although not back to school specific, there was plenty featured in the 2018 Autumnal Temptation round up that could work for a guy going back to school. It was also tempting for just about everyone else as well. Autumn truly is the most tempting time to spruce up one’s wardrobe, as so many more layers can be incorporated.

 

Best Looking Affordable Outerwear – Fall/Winter 2018

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Whether on campus, out and about town, to and from work, or just being exposed to cold air, being able to comfortably once again utilize outerwear is a bonus in the colder months. The 2018 crop of Best Looking Affordable Outerwear featured peacoats, topcoats, bombers, Macs, waxed truckers, quilted, shrimp kabob, shrimp creole, shrimp gumbo

 

10 Alternatives to the J. Crew Nike Killshot Sneaker

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Sneaker are an essential not only for back to school, but for the guy that is on his feet and walking a good amount during his day. One of the most prized sneakers in the men’s style arena is the Nike Killshot. It’s been no secret from day one that this site didn’t really get the hype. That inspired a post that featured 10 alternatives to the Killshot. If you experienced a bit of déjà vu, you weren’t going crazy. The post originally ran in 2017, but was so popular we updated it with new picks.

 

The 10 Best Looking Watches under $ 100

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Finally, if you’re heading back to school, you’re likely on a budget, seeing how insane school debt is right now in the good ol’ US of A. So when there are quality style pieces that can be had for a smaller amount of cash, it’s likely appreciated. This post offered 10 watches, all at the time under the $ 100 mark.


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Democrats Fight Back Against Lawsuit Threatening Health Law

Democrats on Thursday officially launched their pushback against a December federal court decision that declared the Affordable Care Act unconstitutional.

A group of 17 Democratic state attorneys general formally appealed the Dec. 14 decision in Texas v. U.S. issued by U.S. District Judge Reed O’Connor. In the case filed by 18 Republican state attorneys general and two GOP governors, O’Connor ruled that when Congress in 2017 reduced the tax penalty for not having insurance to zero, the rest of the law became invalidated.

“Our coalition of attorneys general has been working around the clock to challenge the decision from the Northern District of Texas that threatens our entire health care system,” said California AG Xavier Becerra, who is leading the Democratic group. “This case could impact children, seniors, women, families and workers who have their own insurance through employers,” he said.

The far-reaching impact of invalidating the law cannot be overstated. Even Republican health efforts — including many Trump administration initiatives — would be threatened by the disappearance of the ACA.

There was a brief lag between O’Connor’s opinion and the Democrats’ appeal because the judge did not issue last month’s ruling as a formal, final decision, given it didn’t address other aspects of the GOP challenge. At the request of the Democratic attorneys general, on Dec. 30 the judge finalized his findings for this part of the case, and clarified that the law would remain in effect during the appeals process.

Separately, the brand-new Democratic majority in the U.S. House voted to support the appeal of the decision on their first day in charge of the chamber.

They approved language authorizing House Speaker Nancy Pelosi “to intervene, otherwise appear, or take any other steps in any other cases involving the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act,” better known as the ACA.

House Democrats also filed a motion to intervene in the defense of the ACA against the GOP-led lawsuit.

Republicans on the House floor were not impressed. “That effort does not preserve preexisting conditions,” Rep. Greg Walden (R-Ore.), now the ranking member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, said on the floor. Walden, who helped lead the GOP’s unsuccessful “repeal-and-replace” effort in the last Congress, suggested that lawmakers should instead pass a law reaffirming the preexisting condition protections.

Some backers of the law agreed with Walden. “The House should pass a bill. Send it to the Senate. See what happens,” tweeted University of Michigan law professor Nicholas Bagley.

In an op-ed written with fellow Michigan law professor Richard Primus, Bagley said Congress could more effectively remove the legal threat to the law by raising the mandate penalty to a dollar, by repealing the mandate entirely or by clarifying that eliminating the mandate penalty does not require the invalidation of the rest of the law.

“Any of these solutions could be accomplished in a one-sentence statute, and any one of them would end the Texas lawsuit,” they wrote.

California Healthline’s California politics correspondent Samantha Young contributed to this report.

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Ellen DeGeneres has been facing some rare and serious backlash on Friday after the daytime talk show host revealed during a new interview with Kevin Hart that she had personally called the Academy to convince them to reinstate the comic as host of this year’s Oscars. But she also has some defenders over at Fox & Friends.

After the Fox News morning show reported the story, Brian Kilmeade defended Hart for “taking a stand” when old homophobic tweets and jokes of his resurfaced last month after he had been announced as host. The Academy gave hart a chance to apologize but he initially refused, deciding instead to relinquish the opportunity.

“For Ellen to tell him, I want you to go do it, I think he goes and does it,” Kilmeade added, excitedly.

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Kate Wright slams troll who criticised posh holiday with Rio’s kids and says ‘money can’t bring back loved ones and heal grief’

KATE Wright has hit back at a cruel troll who criticised her swanky holiday with husband Rio Ferdinand’s three children.

The former Towie star won praise from fans as she defended the family trip on Rio’s Instagram page.

Rio was criticised after posting this holiday photo

The 38-year-old football pro posted a photo of the group enjoying a fancy meal at 5.8 Undersea restaurant in the Maldives – an all-glass eating establishment in the middle of the ocean.

He captioned the snap: “Lunch in the sea. What a place with the family. I was dribbling at this point.”

The picture racked up tens of thousands of likes and hundreds of comments – but some trolls couldn’t resist leaving snarky remarks.

Kate, 27, hit back at one user who’d posted a negative now-deleted comment on the snap.

Kate defended her husband and his family
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She wrote: “Money doesn’t make looking after three children that have lost their mum easier.

“Yes we can have nice holidays but money can’t bring back loved ones and heal grief.

“Looking after children and caring for them comes from the heart, not from the bank.”

Kate was inundated with praise for the way that she had handled the troll, with one writing: “What a moving response. Now that’s wisdom.”

The group have been enjoying a Christmas holidays in the Maldives

Another added: “Well said, Kate. Some people will always be jealous and money-orientated.

“I’m sure most people would swap money for loved ones.”

A third wrote: “Well said… You have made those kids happy, be proud of what you both have achieved.

“Such a hard time for anyone who has lost their mum or dad.”

Kate and Rio got engaged two months ago
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Since arriving at the private resort in the Maldives, Kate has posted several photos to document her holiday with  Rio and his three children.

Kate admitted that she was “feeling blessed” as she shared a video of the family on a boat surrounded by dolphins, and Rio has shared several snaps and videos too.

To mark their Christmas holiday, the sportsman shared a cute photo of Kate and his children posing in Santa hats against a backdrop of blue sky, the crystal clear ocean and pure white sand on Thursday.

He captioned the snap: “Bit delayed on the Christmas post, been offline for a few days! loads of Love from us (the nutters)”.


In October, Rio and Kate got engaged after two years of dating – three years after his late wife Rebecca Ellison’s death.

Rio asked Kate to be his wife as his three children, Lorenz, nine-year-old Tate, and Tia, seven, watched during a family holiday – with Rio later admitting that the children had been involved in his proposal plan.

The star’s late wife passed away following a battle with breast cancer in 2015 – but gave her blessing for her husband to marry again.


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A timely partnership with Weight Watchers International is fattening up Blue Apron’s market cap days after its stock price tumbled below $ 1 a share.

Blue Apron’s stock surged 22% Friday, rising back above the $ 1 a share level for the first time since Dec. 18. That level not only carries a symbolic meaning for investors–below it, an issue is considered a penny stock, a designation that deters some shareholders–but the New York Stock Exchange will often delist stocks that trade below $ 1 a share for more than 30 days.

The rebound in Blue Apron’s stock began on Dec. 21, when the company announced it would partner with Weight Watchers, which now goes by the name WW Inc., to deliver meal kits based on WW Freestyle recipes. The new meal kits–which include recipes like Crispy Baked Chicken, Garlic Shrimp, and Sweet Potato Chile–became available on Dec. 26, one week before many people set New Year’s resolutions for healthier diets.

Blue Apron’s stock hit a record low of 65 cents a share around the time the partnership was announced. As publications like the Wall Street Journal and the Los Angeles Times began writing stories about the new menu this week, the stock continued to rise.

As of Friday’s close, Blue Apron shares had risen to $ 1.12 a share, or 73% above its low this month. The company remains 89% below its $ 10 a share offering price. This week’s rebound underscores the potential opportunities ahead for the company. Some analysts have said an acquisition by a major grocery chain like Walmart could also help improve access to Blue Apron’s meal kits.

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Franklin Attorney: $3 Million In Back Taxes Paid To IRS

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DETROIT (AP) — Aretha Franklin‘s estate has paid at least $ 3 million in back taxes to the IRS since her death in August, an attorney for the late Queen of Soul’s estate said Thursday.

The estate is being audited by the IRS, which filed a claim this month in a county probate court north of Detroit, David Bennett told The Associated Press.

Earlier Thursday, TMZ reported that legal documents it obtained showed the IRS claimed the singer owes more than $ 6.3 million in back taxes from 2012 to 2018 and $ 1.5 million in penalties.

“We have a tax attorney. All of her returns have been filed,” Bennett told the AP. “We have disputes with the IRS regarding what they claim was income. We claim its double-dipping income because they don’t understand how the business works.”

He added that Franklin had a lot of expenses whenever she toured.

“She had to pay for transportation, hotel rooms, backup singers, musicians. When she did that the IRS was questioning the returns she filed,” Bennett said. “We’re going through audits. Returns were filed as timely as we could get them filed.”

Franklin died of pancreatic cancer in August in her Detroit apartment. She was 76.

At the time of her death, Franklin owned a home in Oakland County’s Bloomfield Township. The IRS filed the claim this month in Oakland County Probate Court in Pontiac.

Documents filed in an Oakland County court after Franklin’s death did not mention the value of her estate , which could run into the tens of millions.

Franklin’s estate also has paid money to the state of Michigan and other jurisdictions “where she would have had some income,” Bennett said.

Franklin had been the target of a number of lawsuits by creditors during the late 1980s and 1990s.

In 2008, the singer said an attorney’s mistake caused her $ 700,000 mansion in Detroit to slip into foreclosure over $ 445 in 2005 taxes and late fees. The Detroit Free Press reported then that Franklin owed a total of $ 19,192 in back taxes on the property through 2007.

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Actor Kevin Spacey is facing a felony sexual assault charge for an alleged attack on a teenager at a Nantucket bar, prosecutors confirmed on Monday.

The former “House of Cards” star did not issue an immediate comment on the legal development but did put out a bizarre YouTube video in which, assuming the character of Frank Underwood from the hit Netflix series, he declares: “You want me back.”

Spacey, a two-time Oscar winner, was accused of a range of misconduct, including sexual assault, in the early days of the #MeToo movement—which cost him his Netflix gig. He has repeatedly denied criminal wrongdoing.

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Actor Kevin Spacey is facing a felony sexual assault charge for an alleged attack on a teenager at a Nantucket bar, prosecutors confirmed on Monday.

The former “House of Cards” star did not issue an immediate comment on the legal development but did put out a bizarre YouTube video in which, assuming the character of Frank Underwood from the hit Netflix series, he declares: “You want me back.”

Spacey, a two-time Oscar winner, was accused of a range of misconduct, including sexual assault, in the early days of the #MeToo movement—which cost him his Netflix gig. He has repeatedly denied criminal wrongdoing.

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Back On? Cardi B and Offset Reunite on a Jet Ski in Puerto Rico

Back on? Cardi B and Offset were spotted together in Puerto Rico on Friday, December 21, two weeks after she announced their split.

TMZ published photos of the “Money” rapper, 26, and the Migos member, 27, riding a jet ski during a pre-holiday vacation. Eyewitnesses told the website that the estranged couple seemed cozy as they enjoyed a sunny day with friends.

Cardi, who is scheduled to perform in San Juan at the Electric Holiday festival on Friday night, was all smiles as she wrapped her arms around Offset, who drove the jet ski through the water.

The former stripper revealed on December 4 that she called it quits with the “Bad and Boujee” rapper just 14 months after they secretly married in the bedroom of their Atlanta home.

Cardi B and Offset Reunite on a Jet Ski in Puerto Rico After Split
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“We got a lot of love for each other, but things just haven’t been working out between us for a long time,” she said in a since-deleted Instagram video. “It’s nobody’s fault. I guess we grew out of love.”

A source later told Us Weekly exclusively that Cardi was “not considering getting back with Offset,” while a second insider revealed that the breakup was “really bothering” the Georgia native.

Offset surprised Cardi on stage during her Rolling Loud Festival performance on December 15 with a floral arrangement that spelled out, “Take Me Back Cardi.” He was criticized on social media for the grand gesture, but his estranged wife was quick to defend him during an Instagram Live session.

“Violating my baby father isn’t going to make me feel any better, because at the end of the day, that’s still family,” she said, referencing the pair’s 5-month-old daughter, Kulture.

More recently, a source told Us, “Cardi and Offset will spend Christmas together … for their daughter.”

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Victoria Beckham Lost $13 Million This Year. Here’s How She’ll Bounce Back.

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Victoria Beckham’s current ready-to-wear collection is full of girl power. Not the skin-tight, leopard-print, Scrunchie-d girl power that reigned during her spicy youth, but the clean, straight lines of Pantsuit Nation.

While the former Posh may be doin’ it for herself, her luxury fashion label could use some help. On Monday, it was reported that Beckham’s eponymous line of clothing, accessories, and eyewear lost $ 12.9 million in 2018. (Representatives for the brand did not respond to The Daily Beast’s request for comment.)

The news comes after the line celebrated a decade in the industry, where Beckham has long been a fashion darling. Her label now boasts two brick-and-mortar stores, and is sold in 400 stockists in 50 countries. Top-tier department stores such as Neiman Marcus, Barney, and Moda Operandi carry VB.

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Last week Nas and Swizz Beatz linked up for a mesmerizing visual in “Echo” and today the Queensbridge king returns to assist The Black Eyed Peas on one of their tracks.

In the CGI backed visuals to “BACK 2 HIPHOP” the three man group don old school Hip-Hop clothes and gold while Nas’s verse features a rapping sphinx a la I Am…’s album cover. Pretty clever way to include Nas in the video.

Lil Jon meanwhile comes out of hiding and links up with Kool-Aid Man to get in the Christmas spirit in the clip to “All I Really Want For Christmas.” Whose idea was this?!

Check out the rest of today’s drops including work from YBN Nahmir featuring Wiz Khalifa, O.T. Genasis, and more.

THE BLACK EYED PEAS FT. NAS – “BACK 2 HIPHOP”

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Azealia Banks Slams Offset For Cardi B Ambush And 21 Savage Supports Him During A Concert And Gets The Crowd To Sing ‘Cardi, Take Offset Back’

It was recently reported that Offset managed to embarrass Cardi even more during one of her concerts. The man showed up on stage during one of her shows to beg her once again to take him back.

People understood that he had the best intentions, but Cardi was not impressed at all, and it’s quite understandable.

After doing this, Offset posted a message on social media in which he was saying that he felt like a public apology was necessary after his cheating became a public matter as well.

This message did not impress fans at all, and they slammed him saying that he is only sorry because he got caught.

More celebrities got themselves involved in the drama and supported Cardi B or Offset. For instance, Azealia Banks also chose to speak on the recent events surrounding Cardi B, and Offset.

‘I think it’s messed up that men think it’s okay to desecrate her workspace with their opinions of what she should be doing. No clue why think it’s okay to just barge in on women when they feel like it,’ she posted on Instagram.

She continued and wrote that ‘If it were the other way around they would be bashing the woman saying she’s no good, calling her a hoe, etc. etc…but since it’s the man they expect it to be accepted as part of his hip-hop persona and everyone will rush to defend them.’

Another rapper, 21 Savage seems to be ‘team Offset’ because he got the crowd to ask Cardi to take her hubby back during a concert.

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Watch: Tank Says Offset Needs to Keep Showing the World He Wants Cardi B Back [Video]

If you ask Tank, Offset needs to tell everyone he can that he wants Cardi B back.

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We got the rapper Saturday night in the ATL, at the State Farm Arena for the V-103 Winterfest when he threw down his game plan for Offset … shout out to the world that you want your wife back. “Be Loud, be apologetic with everything you do until you get your wife back,” he says.

Tank doesn’t know if his plan will work, but that leads him into a super interesting view of human nature.  He’s not buying the whole, give-him-a-second-chance thing, because Tank thinks humans are so flawed — so imperfect — that sometimes people should get 4th and 5th chances.

Sounds like Offset is heeding his advice. 

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#TBT: “Step [Back] In Time” With The Opening Night of MARY POPPINS On Broadway!

With Mary Poppins Returns coming to movie theaters in a week, I thought theperfect TBT would be a look back at the Opening Night of Mary Poppins on Broadway.So I doveback into the BroadwayWorld archives and found the 2006 video when we were formerly known as BroadwayBeat withAshley Brown, straight from starring as ‘Belle’ Beauty and the Beast on Broadway And lets not forget Gavin Lee who made his Broadway debut with Mary Poppins.
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Elon Musk Hits Back At ‘60 Minutes’ On Twitter, Of Course

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When he was questioned about his use of Twitter in a 60 Minutes interview this week, Tesla founder and chief executive Elon Musk said: “I use my tweets to express myself. Some people use their hair. I use Twitter… Twitter’s a war zone. If somebody’s gonna jump in the warzone, it’s, like, ‘Okay, you’re in the arena. Let’s go!’”

So, they can’t say they weren’t warned.

Musk lived up to his word Tuesday morning, when he used Twitter to criticize the show, after CBS edited a clip from its interview with him to make it appear he had stated he didn’t want to be the carmaker’s chairman again.

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Plundered ‘Gypsy Girl’ mosaics back in Turkey after decades in U.S.

Missing fragments from one of Turkey’s most striking ancient treasures, the haunting, wide-eyed “Gypsy Girl” mosaic, have returned home more than half a century after they were plundered and smuggled to the United States.


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In true Musk fashion, Boring Company test tunnel opening pushed back a week

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Long criticized for his time management skills, billionaire inventor Elon Musk is once again behind schedule on a major project.

This time it’s the underground Hawthorne test tunnel for The Boring Company’s high-speed transit system underneath Los Angeles. A big public opening experience was scheduled for Tuesday, but a company spokesperson emailed over a new date set for Dec. 18.

Musk tweeted about the delay, expertly spinning it as an improved event that just needs a bit more attention and time to pull off. He promised “more than a tunnel opening” with autonomous transport cars and car elevators. Maybe something like the elevator approved for under a Hawthorne home the company purchased? Guess we’ll find out later this month. Read more…

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Rita Simons cheers as she finally arrives back at the posh Versace hotel after being voted off I’m A Celeb

RITA Simons cheered as she finally arrived back at the posh Versace Hotel after being voted off I’m a Celebrity.

The former EastEnders actress became the fourth celebrity to leave the jungle last night, and was delighted to be reunited with her mum.

Rita Simons cheered as she finally arrived back at the Versace Hotel in Australia
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After being interviewed by hosts Declan Donnelly and Holly Willoughby, Rita, 41, was finally allowed to head back to the luxury hotel for a hot shower and a comfy bed, and she couldn’t have looked more thrilled.

As she pulled up outside, Rita punched the air and cheered with joy before hopping out of the people carrier to applause from fellow guests and the loved ones of her other camp mates.

Hugging her mum, Rita posed for pictures before greeting her jungle pal Sair Khan.

The star’s departure sparked further fix claims last night, as viewers claimed she knew she would be leaving after receiving her letter from home.

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The remaining campmates were given notes from their loved ones during last night’s episode and Rita seemed excited about seeing her family before she knew she was going to be voted off.

She said: “It’s so tangible that I’m about to see my family. My barriers have come down a bit and I just miss them all massively.”

Rita did not seem shocked or saddened when host Dec announced she would be leaving the show later in the episode.

A delighted Rita grinned and said: “I’m sorry, I’m just so happy.”


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Taking to Twitter, one viewer wrote: “Rita knew she was leaving before they come into the camp to tell them. Stating something along the lines of “Im about to see my family” after her letter was read out. And was then “voted” off 20 minutes later.”

Another person commented: “Well i’ll be! Its happened again @antanddec ! Rita had her coat on so she knew she was goin!!”

Someone else remarked: “Rita said earlier on in the show “I’ll be seeing my friends and family soon” like again is it FIXED?? She knew??”

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‘Daredevil’ was officially canceled by Netflix, but it might still come back

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In a disappointing (but ultimately unsurprising) turn of events, Netflix officially canceled its Daredevil series this week after a three-season run. This announcement comes less than two months after the cancellations of Luke Cage and Iron Fist, leaving Jessica Jones and The Punisher as the only surviving Marvel-Netflix collaborations.

Marvel’s Daredevil will not return for a fourth season on Netflix,” Netflix said in a statement on Thursday, confirming that the show has been canceled. “We are tremendously proud of the show’s last and final season and although it’s painful for the fans, we feel it best to close this chapter on a high note.”

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U.S. Consumer Confidence Pulls Back More Than Expected In November

Reflecting a pullback in expectations, the Conference Board released a report on Tuesday showing a bigger than expected decrease in U.S. consumer confidence in the month of November. The Conference Board said its consumer confidence index dropped to 135.7 in November after rising to 137.9 in October.
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Major League Baseball Asks for Its $5,000 Campaign Donation Back From Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith

When lobbyists for Major League Baseball made a donation in connection with a political event on Friday, they probably didn’t expect to ask for it back two days later.

Amid outcry over racially insensitive remarks made by Mississippi Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith earlier this month, the MLB has asked her campaign to return its $ 5,000 donation.

On a Nov. 2 campaign stop, Sen. Hyde-Smith was captured in a viral video making remarks about attending a “public hanging.”

“If he invited me to a public hanging, I’d be in the front row,” Sen. Hyde-Smith said, referring to a supporter. Her opponent in Tuesday’s run-off election, former Democratic Representative Mike Espy, is an African-American.

Hyde-Smith subsequently gave a partial apology during a Nov. 20 debate against Espy.

“For anyone that was offended by my comments, I certainly apologize,” she said. “There was no ill will, no intent whatsoever in my statements.”

She then noted “this comment was twisted and it was turned into a weapon to be used against me.”

The MLB made its contribution to her campaign weeks after the senator made those comments.

“The contribution was made in connection with an event that MLB lobbyists were asked to attend,” the league said in a statement issued Sunday, reported the Daily Beast. “MLB has requested that the contribution be returned.”

Several companies, including Walmart, have recently asked her campaign to return donations following the comment, reported USA Today.

It’s not the first controversy that Hyde-Smith has caused.

In 2014, she posted a picture on her Facebook page showing her posing at the Jefferson Davis homestead holding a rifle and wearing a Confederate hat, reported the Washington Post.

“Mississippi history at its best!” she wrote.

Hyde-Smith has also been caught on video making jokes about voter suppression.

 

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Michael B. Jordan and Tessa Thompson are back for round 2 in the highly anticipated sequel to Creed. Get all the details on their chemistry, upping the stakes, and what the future holds for Adonis and Bianca.

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Marc Jacobs Will Try to Bring Back Grunge. But Did It Ever Leave?

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It feels like every Forever 21 has stocked a faded black Nirvana smiley face T-shirt since the dawn of time. But it wasn’t too long ago that grunge—or capital-F fashion’s take on the style—was met with downright rage.

Take, for instance, Marc Jacobs’ “Grunge Collection” for Perry Ellis.

By 1993, grunge had infiltrated airwaves, but it had yet to fill department store aisles. True, Courtney Love had already trampled onto the scene in her combat boots and plaid collared dresses, and kids all over the country may have been digging into thrift store bargain bins for a used flannel to emulate their rock heroes. But the fashion world had turned its skinny shoulder to the movement.

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In this edition of Sexual Resolution, sex therapist Vanessa Marin answers a question from a reader who enjoys receiving dick pics from her boyfriend but isn’t sure if she wants to reciprocate by sending her own nude pics because of safety issues and comfortability. Marin gives her tips about how to communicate with her boyfriend about this boundary.
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Freeform’s newest poster for Life-Size 2 will take you right back to Sunnyvale

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Freeform’s newest poster for <em>Life-Size 2</em> will take you right back to Sunnyvale

Freeform just released the first poster for the highly anticipated Life-Size 2. The film, which joins Freeform’s 25 Days of Christmas as an original feature, will premiere on Sunday, December 2nd. In the whimsical poster, Tyra Banks, who plays main character Eve, is peeking into a dollhouse.

Check out the poster for Life-Size 2 below.

Freeform captioned the photo, “Our favorite doll returns.”

Life-Size 2 is the sequel to Disney Channel’s fantasy comedy film Life-Size. The 2000 film follows teen Casey Stuart (Lindsay Lohan), who tries to resurrect her mother back from the dead with a spell book. The spell goes awry, and she accidentally brings to life a plastic toy doll, Eve (Banks), instead.

News of a Life-Size sequel first broke in December 2015. In an interview with Hollywood Life, Banks confirmed she had read many drafts for the film. She said:

“We have gotten many drafts of scripts, and the one thing I can say is that to the Disney Channel executives, Life-Size is so precious. It’s like their baby, so they just want it perfect. They keep re-doing it, and re-doing it, and re-doing the script, and we are in another round of redos.”

Fast forward to April 2017, and fans got confirmation that the sequel was officially happening. Many speculated over whether Lohan would reprise her role as Casey Stuart. And in April of this year, during an appearance on Steve, Banks confirmed that Lohan was, in fact, returning. However, the Mean Girls actress has been noticeably MIA in all the Freeform promos.

Life-Size 2 will follow Grace (Grown-ish’s Francia Raisa), a CEO of a toy company who faces struggles in her job. Grace’s old doll, Eve (Tyra Banks), awakens to help get her life back on track.

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Chrissy Teigen Hits Back at Mom-Shamer Over Breastfeeding Question

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Chrissy Teigen doesn’t have time for the haters — especially when it comes to her kids with husband John Legend.

The Lip Sync Battle cohost hit back at a mom-shamer who tried to slam her for not breastfeeding in the comment section of the “All of You” crooner’s Instagram post on Monday, November 5.

“Wild scene backstage at @nbcthevoice,” Legend, 39, captioned a pic of Teigen, 32, bottle-feeding their 5-month-old son, Miles, while the model’s mom, Vilailuck Teigen, snuggled with their 2-year-old daughter, Luna.

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One commenter was quick to ask, “You no longer breastfeed?” to which Teigen hilariously responded.

“John never breastfed Miles,” the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit model quipped in response, referring to the fact the comment was made under her husband’s picture.

Teigen is no stranger to clapping back at social media trolls who enjoy picking on her. Earlier this year, the Utah native put a hater in their place after the woman made a comment about her appearance less than four months after she gave birth to her second child.

“You look beautiful but you should grow your hair long again,” a follower wrote underneath a series of pictures Teigen shared from a late-night talk show appearance in October. “Girls with round faces should not have short hair like that. It makes your face looks huge. Been there….believe me….LONG HAIR.”

Teigen responded: “@bcnjw honestly wow thank you because when I wake up each morning I wonder what @bcnjw would do and then I try to make her happy. So this was a mistake on my part.”

Weeks prior, the Cravings author shut down speculation that she and Legend — who tied the knot in September 2013 — were expecting another child.

“I’m asking this with the utmost respectful, but is @chrissyteigen pregnant again?” a Twitter user commented about a photo of Teigen from the 2018 Emmys in September.

“I just had a baby,” Teigen hit back. “But thank you for being soooo respectful.”

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Wale Claps Back At Shady G.O.O.D Music Artist 070 Shake: “Go Awf, Queen”

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Wale wasted no time responding to G.O.O.D. Music artist 070 Shake after she decided to get shady on Twitter last week. Far from the first time the “Black Bonnie” rapper has clapped back, we’re not at all surprised to see Wale wants smoke.

In case you missed it, a fan hit Twitter to suggest a collaboration between Wale, Kid CudiWiz Khalifa, and 070 Shake. Instead of keeping her thoughts to herself, 070 Shake responded: “eh not really feeling the Wale part.”

Wale caught wind of the unnecessary comment and responded,  “Lmao love how u went out ur way to say that . Go awf, queen.” See his tweet below.

After Wale called 070 Shake out, the rookie tried to back her way out of big dawg beef…but it was too late. “You just too fire for me bro feel me, love you” Shake wrote. But Wale wasn’t feeling her, telling the young artist he was “cappin’” and once again referring to her as a “queen.”

In other words…don’t let your mouth write a check that your *ss can’t cash, Shake.

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British pop group the Spice Girls are to reform for a comeback tour which is expected to gross them millions, it will be officially announced today.

However, it will be a case of five become four as Victoria Beckham, now a fashion designer, will not be reprising her role as Posh Spice in the ‘girl power’ supergroup that ruled the airwaves on both sides of the Atlantic in the 1990s with hits like Wannabe (which hit number one in 37 countries) and Spice Up Your Life.

Beckham does stand to make millions from the new tour, however, as a major shareholder in the Spice Girls brand and intellectual property.

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Wesley Snipes Ordered To Pay Back Millions To The IRS

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Wesley Snipes has been fighting the government for years to keep the IRS from collecting $ 23.5 million in back taxes.

According to Yahoo, the “Blade” star offered to settle his debt for nearly $ 850,000, but the IRS rejected, so he filed a petition asking the tax court to overturn the decision.

On Thursday, U.S. Tax Court Judge Kathleen Kerrigan upheld the government’s decision, per the Hollywood Reporter, after Snipes failed to convince a tax court that he doesn’t have the assets to pay more than six figures.

In making her decision, Judge Kerrigan said, “Given the disparity between petitioner’s $ 842,061 OIC [offer-in-compromise] and the settlement officer’s calculation of $ 9,581,027 as his RCP [reasonable collection potential], as well as petitioner’s inability to credibly document his assets, the settlement officer and her manager had ample justification to reject the offer.”

The judge also determined that paying the $ 9.5 million would not leave the actor in economic hardship.

In 2008, Snipes was sentenced to three years in prison for not filing his federal income tax returns.

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Dust off your finest eatin’ pants, McDonald’s fans. The fast-food chain announced Thursday that its beloved McRib is back after nearly a year off the menu. “While McDonald’s has ushered in many new items this year – such as fresh beef in our quarter-pound burgers – we know our fans love this limited time classic,”…
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Kaiser Permanente Southern California Provides Numerous Drop-Off Locations for National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

PASADENA, Calif. — Kaiser Permanente Southern California facilities, in partnership with local law enforcement agencies, are encouraging community members to participate in “National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day” on Saturday, October 27, 2018, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

“At Kaiser Permanente we remain actively involved in the total health of our Southern California community, and we feel it’s our responsibility to educate the community about the importance of responsibly disposing prescription drugs, while also raising awareness of the significant harm that comes from abuse of medications, “said Alan Kiyohara, vice president, Pharmacy Operations and Services for Kaiser Permanente Southern California. “Studies have shown that medicines that remain in the home are highly susceptible to misuse.”

DEA National Rx Take Back - Saturday, October 27 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Visit deatakeback.com for more information.There are 16 Kaiser Permanente Southern California facilities participating as drop-off sites for Take Back Day. Earlier this year, 11 Kaiser Permanente facilities participated during the Take Back Day, where more than 6,700 pounds of unused and expired medications were collected.

These prescription drug take back events address vital public safety and public health issues while providing residents with a convenient and anonymous way to safely dispose of expired, unwanted, or unused medicines.

Rates of prescription drug abuse in the U.S. are alarmingly high, as are the number of accidental poisonings and overdoses due to these drugs. According to the Drug Enforcement Administration, more people started down the path of addiction through the misuse of opioid prescription drugs, and each year higher amounts of opioids are being turned in at the Take Back Day events.

Those unable to participate on October 27 can properly dispose of medications at drug disposal kiosks in Kaiser Permanente facilities throughout Southern California. Kiosks are available at Kaiser Permanente locations for public use during regular service hours.

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Using 529s for Going Back to School

using 529s for going back to schoolReaders, have you ever considered using 529s for going back to school, either for yourself or a partner? If you’re thinking about getting a law degree or enrolling in another graduate program in the future, you should know the basics of using 529s to fund your education. I’m betting that the typical Corporette reader is more familiar with these tax-advantaged savings plans than the general public — only a third of Americans know what they’re for, which I assume is partly due to their oh-so-creative name — but it’s been quite a while since we’ve discussed them, so it’s time for an update.how to use 529s to go back to school(By the way, the 529’s lesser-known name does reveal its purpose: QTP, or “qualified tuition program.”) Here’s our last discussion on tax-savvy investments such as 529s — and also check out our 529 tips for working moms.

One major change since then, which will only apply to you if you have kids or are considering having kids someday, came courtesy of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act that Congress passed in 2017. Under the new rules, 529 funds can be used not only to pay for college but also for tuition at K–12 public, private, and religious schools. (We’ll get into that later).

Psst: On the subject of grad school, we’ve previously shared tips on how to financially prepare for grad school, as well as how to transition from a lawyer’s salary back to paying tuition and — for when you’re out of school — tips on how to pay off big student loans

Here are some questions and answers about using 529s for going back to school, including a few tips from Jane Yoo, CEO of Jane Financial, a financial planning firm in Oakland, CA, that serves Gen X women professionals:

What are the tax advantages of opening a 529?

With 529 college savings plans, investment growth and withdrawals aren’t subject to federal taxes. The plans are administered by states, although you can use one from anywhere you choose, and some states offer their own tax benefits when you make contributions. For example, New York residents can deduct up to $ 5,000 ($ 10,000 for married couples filing jointly) on state income tax. If you live in Arizona, Arkansas, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, or Pennsylvania, you can still get a state tax deduction if you have a plan from another state. Note: In addition to the 529 option called a college savings plan, you have the option of the less popular 529 prepaid tuition plan, which both states and educational institutions can offer. (Only states can offer college savings plans.)

What can 529 plans be used for?

You can use funds from a 529 to attend a college or university or to enroll in post-secondary training — options include graduate schools, community colleges, trade schools, qualified online degree programs, and even many schools outside the U.S. (Here’s a searchable database.) As mentioned above, 529s can also fund tuition at private elementary and secondary schools, up to $ 10,000 per beneficiary per year.

When should I open a 529 plan?

If you’ve decided to go to grad school yourself, the answer is “now.” Regarding a child’s college education, says Yoo, “It’s never too late to get started.” She adds, “I have many friends and clients who worry that they’re supposed to start saving as soon as the child is born. I generally recommend selecting the age-based option that invests the contributions in a mix of stock and bond mutual funds that gradually become more conservatively allocated (e.g., more bonds than stocks) as the child approaches age 18. I like 529 plans that use low-cost, broadly-diversified investments from Vanguard or iShares; the Utah, Arkansas, and Virginia 529 plans are good places to start your research.”

How much can you put into a 529?

The IRS doesn’t set a specific limit for 529 contributions, but the money can’t exceed the beneficiary’s expected qualified education expenses. States have their own maximums; for example, New York allows up to $ 520,000 in contributors for a single beneficiary. If you’re lucky enough to have someone lending a hand as you save for your education (or your child’s), here’s what you should know: The gift tax exclusion for 2018 is $ 15,000 per beneficiary (increased from $ 14,000 for 2017), but that max can go up to $ 75,000 when a single year’s contribution is treated as being made over five years — that’s called “superfunding.” (For a couple who is married and filing jointly and wants to avoid the gift tax, those numbers become $ 30,000 and $ 150,000.)

When can you withdraw the funds?

A 529 isn’t like an IRA — you won’t pay a penalty for withdrawing your money “early,” as long as you put it toward qualified education expenses. However, you need to use funds from a 529 in the same calendar year in which they’re withdrawn. There’s no set deadline to take the money out, either, which is helpful if you decide not to go back to school and are planning on having kids. (See below.)

Can you use the funds for anything else, such as a down payment on a home?

No. If you withdraw money from a 529 for anything other than qualified educational expenses, you’ll have to pay state and federal income tax and an additional 10% federal tax penalty on your earnings.

Can a 529 plan be transferred to someone else?

When you open a 529, you can designate anyone as beneficiary — including yourself, of course. Within a family, you can change a plan’s beneficiary or roll over funds distributed from a 529 plan without tax penalty. For example, if you’ve been saving money in a 529 for grad school and at some point your plans change, you can simply change the beneficiary to your child.

Should I be worried about putting too much money in a 529?

If you’re considering a 529 for yourself, or especially for your child (or a future child), here is Yoo’s advice on what she said is the most common misconception about these plans — that you’ll “lock up” your money:

[Some clients are] concerned about over-funding the 529 plan; perhaps the child will receive a scholarship, or go to a lower-cost state university. If you are fortunate to have saved more than needed in the 529 plan, you have a few options. You could transfer the balance to another family member (e.g., the child’s sibling if applicable, niece/nephew, or even to yourself if you plan on obtaining a graduate degree). Or you can simply withdraw the unused balance, and (1) pay a 10% penalty on the earnings (not the original contribution) for using the funds for non-qualified education expenses, and (2) pay income taxes on the earnings.

Be sure to track your contributions over the years so that you can bifurcate the balance into contributions vs. earnings (e.g. growth) on those contributions. Note that if you withdraw the unused balance because your child received a scholarship, the 10% penalty on the earnings is waived, but you still would have to pay income taxes on the earnings.

Are you considering using 529s to go back to school? Have you used a 529 to fund your own education before (or your partner’s)? If so, how did you choose the plan?

Further reading:

  • What You Should Know About 529 Accounts and Financial Aid [MarketWatch]
  • For Most College Savers, Prepaid 529 Plans Don’t Make the Grade [Morningstar]
  • How to Withdraw Money From a 529 College Savings Plan [Consumer Reports]
  • 529 Contribution Limits [The Balance]
  • The Cost of Going Back to School as an Adult [NYT]

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Bob Barker was reportedly hospitalized Monday after complaining of severe back pain.

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These Coffee Lovers Brewed Up a Florida Business From the Back of a Bike

Decision-making, long hours, late nights, financial concerns, constantly changing plans — it’s no secret that starting your own business is hard work.

It’s no different for the owners of Made Coffee, but at least they have direct access to a caffeine source at all times.

Specializing in canned and kegged cold-brew coffee — because, hello Florida heat — Made Coffee is on a mission to bring on-the-go, iced caffeine to the masses.

As the company continues to gain traction in the Sunshine State, co-founders Michael Rideout and Taylor Prater took some time from their 14-hour work days to look back at where they’ve been and talk about how far they want to go.

Biking With the Brews

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Made Coffee produces upwards of 15,000 cans of cold brew coffee a day. Tina Russell/The Penny Hoarder

Like many a good story, the origins of Made Coffee can be traced back to a beloved local bar.

Back in 2015, Rideout and Prater were both working at Mandarin Hide, a trendy cocktail bar nestled in the heart of downtown St. Petersburg. Thanks to the combination of popular  espresso-based cocktails and an espresso machine that was constantly acting up, the idea for a cold, concentrated coffee product began to brew.

“We basically just started tinkering around, bought some equipment and started brewing out of the house,” says Rideout.

In keeping with their cocktail origins, they pitched the cold and nitro brew coffee creations in keg form to local bars and restaurants. They secured about five accounts to serve the product on tap in that first month.

Another good way to get word out about the newly made company? Hit the streets.

Rideout and Prater ordered a bike online and then hired someone to build a custom box frame — complete with a tap system — so that it was perfect for peddling the kegged coffee on the go. All in all, the custom bike ended up costing around $ 4,000 — about 50% of Made Coffee’s total startup costs.

They would do pop-up events with the bike, usually in front of one of their original account locations, but they really weren’t selling coffee as much as giving it out. And on top of that, they were selling their product to accounts at cost — basically just enough to cover what they were spending to make the brew.

Rideout says they focused on consumer education for the first year and a half — profitability wasn’t even on the horizon.

“We weren’t making any money,” he says. “We were trying to understand what we were doing, what the product was doing and get a lot of feedback from consumers to see what we needed to do.”

You Can Go Your Own Way

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Brennan Rodriquez, a roaster and quality control specialist, and Rideout work at the company’s cannery. Tina Russell/The Penny Hoarder

After building up brand awareness, they started toying with the the next step in the plan: Opening a cold brew-focused café.

Rideout shopped around downtown St. Pete for a location and came close to settling on a deal, but a meeting with a business mentor made him rethink his retail plan.

He realized that in order for the business to achieve a large footprint and be recognized on more than just a city- or county-wide level, he was going to have to stray from the arguably easier route.

Having seen examples of big-name, ready-to-drink coffee products growing in popularity, he realized that no local businesses in the area had gone the distribution route; they just stuck to local shops.

So wholesale was the name of the game, but again, with origins firmly rooted in the bar realm, Rideout and Prater didn’t want to stray too far. Hence the idea of canned, cold-brew coffee.

Navigating a New Business

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Taylor Prater, left, co-founder and brand manager of Made Coffee, discusses a marketing strategy that promotes local business with Carissa Scott of Octane Media at Trophy Fish in St. Petersburg. Tina Russell/The Penny Hoarder

Rideout had money saved up for the coffee shop idea and planned on securing another partner at some point, but getting into beverage distribution was a whole different beast. Building out a café could be done for around $ 150,000. But a beverage company? That’s wading into the millions of dollars territory — which is capital that the duo definitely did not have.

To help with the financial burden, they secured partners — who mainly work behind the scenes while Rideout and Prater handle the day-to-day operations. Then in September of 2016, they moved forward with a location for operations.

Dubbed The Cannery and coming in at 2,200 square feet, the facility build-out didn’t really start until January 2017. It took around four months to complete — and cost about half a million dollars.

While the team was waiting on completion of The Cannery construction, they started securing accounts before they even had a canned product to deliver.

“We had a little bit of a following, so we were teasing the idea,” says Rideout. “They were just kind of believing in us.”

And once they were finally ready to launch their canned coffee in April, they had customers waiting for deliveries right off the bat. And thanks to word of mouth, they secured another 20 accounts in the following weeks.

Those 20 accounts quickly turned into 50, and within two months of launching, the caffeinated duo were approaching their biggest pitch yet: Publix supermarkets.

With headquarters just two counties over in Lakeland, Florida, Publix was a good fit for the Made Coffee product. But after only working with local bars, restaurants and speciality grocers, pitching to a giant like Publix was no small feat.

“The learning curve was tough,” says Prater. “Their expectation was for us to already know all of these terms and processes and logistics, so we had to learn it very quickly.”

But their pitch was a success, and Made Coffee found itself in 10 Publix stores in the Tampa Bay area in August 2017. Not only did they have to work with the managers of each location to secure shelf space, Rideout and Prater stocked the shelves on their own.

“It was very early mornings,” says Prater. “But it was a really great experience because you really learn the back end of grocery.”

Making It Day by Day

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Rideout taste tests different batches of roasted coffee. Tina Russell/The Penny Hoarder

In the beginning, Made Coffee was producing around 1,000 to 2,000 cans a day. Now, it’s churning out upwards of 15,000 per day.

Rideout and Prater have been able to run a pretty small production staff due to fast equipment, but their willingness to wear as many hats as it takes to get the job done has also helped.

“Our first couple of production days were bare bones,” says Rideout. “There was a production day that was just Taylor and me.”

“Which is not highly recommended,” Prater counters with a laugh. “But we did it.”

Weekly needs depend on the orders, or pars, but they typically follow the same production schedule: roasting one to four days a week, brewing five days a week, kegging two days a week and packaging one.

Then weekends are usually devoted to demos for potential customers and account visits — to make sure that everyone is happy with the product.

Rideout says he wanted to be involved in every aspect of the business, from delivering cans to visiting accounts to cleaning keg lines to fixing equipment to roasting and brewing coffee. But as Made Coffee continued to grow, taking on new local accounts and increasing its Publix presence, it made sense to bring on a little help.

The company is currently operating with a nine-person staff, but Rideout says that he and Prater still work 14- to 15-hour days on average.

“If there’s a 12-hour day, I feel like we missed something,” he says. “It’s just what has to be done.”

Pouring Over Your Business

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Rodriquez prepares cups of coffee to taste test at the company’s cannery. Tina Russell/The Penny Hoarder

Taking on the ambitious task of starting a ready-to-drink beverage company didn’t just have challenges on the business side — it took a personal toll on Rideout and Prater as well.

Both were still working full-time jobs when they started the company in 2015, and neither of them switched to Made Coffee full-time until 2017 — Rideout in April and Prater in August.

“From September 2016 to April 2017, all of my photos that I have of the build-out are at night at like 2 or 3 in the morning.” says Rideout. “I was working during the day and then coming over here and basically working… until I just couldn’t anymore.”

Both have only been paying themselves enough to cover their bills. All extra money has gone right back into the company. They’re both in favor of putting money toward equipment that will help them grow.

“I’d never been in debt,” says Rideout. “For the first time in my life, in 34 years, I have debt.”

Prater feels that in order to start your own business, you kind of have to take apart your life. And not just that, you have to be OK with taking apart your life. The long hours and devotion required to get it off the ground demand it.

Rideout agrees. “If you’re not willing to literally work as many hours as you have to and not sleep and be stressed on finances and wonder how you’re going to pay rent… don’t open your own business,” he says.

Brewing Up Growth

Bags of whole bean roasted coffee sit on the shelves at Made Coffee Cannery.
Made Coffee sells bags of whole bean roasted coffee at Publix. Tina Russell/ The Penny Hoarder

The long hours Rideout and Prater have put in over the years are paying off — Made Coffee recently achieved a huge milestone.

Previously, their canned cold brew could be found in 256 Publix stores. But as of Oct. 1, every Publix throughout the state of Florida features Made Coffee products. That’s a whopping 831 stores.

Additionally, Made has rolled out two new products in the past few months: bags of Made Coffee whole bean coffee and “Con Leche” cold brew, for the caffeine lovers who can’t tolerate the black stuff without a little cream and sugar.

To cope with the growth, they’ve signed a lease for a new 12,000-square-foot facility that will serve as a distribution hub and will be ready to roll in January of 2019. They’ve also brought on new equipment and staff, with plans to hire more throughout the year.

Prater says they plan on hiring about six remote employees who will manage designated areas throughout the state.

Overall, this next step for Made Coffee will cost an estimated $ 2 million — a far cry from the $ 8,000 in startup costs.

When Prater looks back to the beginning, she feels like she didn’t have any idea how to imagine the level of success they’re at now. But Rideout disagrees; he thinks everything is happening exactly as planned.

“I know that sounds crazy,” he says. “But I always say that if you’re surprised at what’s happening, you didn’t have confidence it could have happened.”

And no matter how big Made Coffee gets, both Prater and Rideout recognize the importance of remembering where they came from: Serving homemade cold brew from behind a bar to locals who believed in their dream.

Kaitlyn Blount is a staff writer at The Penny Hoarder. She only had one, two, six, fourteen coffees when she wrote this. OK, nineteen. But that’s it.

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Body-con tops are very fitted and a little tighter than tailored fits. They’re usually made of a knitted jersey or yarn across natural and man-made fibers. Although knitted tops and knitwear are stretchy by nature, many have a Spandex or elastane content for extra soft and comfy stretch.  

Body-con tops are very tight. They cling onto the body and showcase the natural silhouette of your figure creating maximal structure. This creates the opposite effect of a fluid or oversized fit that hides your natural silhouette thereby creating an unstructured effect.

You don’t to have an extremely smooth upper body that’s void of extra bits to wear body-con tops. Longer body-con tops can be pulled up a little and ruched or scrunched across the midsection to conceal lumps and bumps. Semi-tucking a body-con top creates a similar ruched effect, and is quite concealing (especially with the girdling effect of a high rise). Body-con knitwear with stitch interest like ribbed surface interests are more forgiving over body bumps too. Generally, the better the drape and thicker the fabric, the more effectively a body-con top will camouflage the extra bits.

Body-con tops are back as a nod to the ‘90s trend. They work extremely well tucked into on-trend roomier high-rise bottoms, higher rise bootcuts and flares, culottes, paper-bag waists, and flared midi skirts. They are good to layer under a blazer or jacket.

More of my clients than I expected are back in body con tops this year, especially those who like to be bang on trend because they work well with the new look roomier bottoms. We’ve had to give foundation garments more attention though, because you really need to wear the right bra with these types of tops, and some clients are in shapewear. You can’t wear a bra with a narrow band that cuts into the flesh of your back. You need a more supportive bra with a wide band that smooths out back flesh.

Tailored and fluid fits are my favourite and that’s what fills my wardrobe. But I bought seven body-con tops this year, all of which are fine or very fine gauge pullovers. I needed the change, and wear all the tops except the citron patterned top semi-tucked or tucked into roomier high-rise bottoms, bootcuts, flares, wide crops, flared midi skirts, and a paper-bag waist. I don’t wear them with body-con bottoms or a tight pencil skirt because that would be too much tight-all-over for this leg of my style journey. I like body-con tops best remixed with bottoms that move in motion. Here are my body-con tops.

Over to you. Are you wearing body-con tops?

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Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center

4760 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90027

Drop-off site located curbside

10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Kaiser Permanente West Los Angeles Medical Center

6041 Cadillac Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90034

Drop-off site located at the 24-Hour Pharmacy turn-around

10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Kaiser Permanente Panorama City Medical Center

13652 Cantara Street, Panorama City, CA 91402

Drop-off site located outside the Medical Offices 3

10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Kaiser Permanente Woodland Hills Medical Center

5601 De Soto Ave, Woodland Hills, CA 91367

Drop-off site located at parking lot on the corner of De Soto Ave and Burbank Blvd

10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Kaiser Permanente Anaheim Medical Center

3460 E. La Palma Ave, Anaheim, CA 92806

Drop-off site located at turn-around driveway of Kraemer Medical Office Building 1

10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Kaiser Permanente Irvine Medical Center

6670 Alton Parkway, Irvine, CA 92618

Drop-off site located at turn-around driveway of Alton/Sand Canyon Medical Office Building 1

10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Kaiser Permanente South Bay Medical Center

25825 South Vermont Ave, Harbor City, CA 90710

Drop-off site located in front of Parkview Building near the corner of Vermont Ave and Pacific Coast Highway

10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Kaiser Permanente Riverside Medical Center

10800 Magnolia Avenue, Riverside, CA 92505

Drop-off site located in parking Lot B4 at corner of Magnolia Ave and Park Sierra Ave

10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Kaiser Permanente Stockdale Medical Office Building

3501 Stockdale Highway, Bakersfield, CA 93309

Drop-off site located in the parking lot

10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Kaiser Permanente Bellflower Medical Offices

9400 E. Rosecrans Ave. Bellflower, CA 90706

Drop-off site located in the circle area near Clark Ave. entrance

10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Kaiser Permanente Baldwin Park Medical Center

1011 Baldwin Park Blvd, Baldwin Park, CA 91706

Drop-off site located near patient drop-off (medical center entrance)

10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Kaiser Permanente Diamond Bar Medical Offices

1336 Bridgegate Dr, Diamond Bar, CA 91765

Drop-off site located near main entrance

10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Kaiser Permanente San Marcos Medical Offices

400 Craven Road, San Marcos, CA 92078

Drop-off site located at Entrance C off Craven Road

10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Kaiser Permanente Otay Mesa Medical Offices

4650 Palm Ave., San Diego, CA 92154

Drop-off site located at the east entrance of the campus

10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Kaiser Permanente Fontana Medical Center

9961 Sierra Ave, Fontana, CA 92335

Drop-off site located curbside by the parking lot of Medical Office Building 4

10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Kaiser Permanente Ontario Medical Center

2295 S. Vineyard Ave, Ontario, CA 91761

Drop-off site located curbside by the parking lot of Medical Office Building B

10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

 

 

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The $12 fast wireless charger our readers love is back in stock on Amazon

Fast Wireless Charger For iPhone XS

We have covered the Yootech Fast Wireless Charger a few different times here in the BGR Deals section and it inevitably sells out every time. The reason is pretty obvious: fast wireless chargers can easily cost between $ 30 and $ 50 — heck, Google’s new charger costs $ 80! — but the Yootech model is only $ 12. If you have a phone that supports fast wireless charging, definitely pick one up while they’re still in stock.

Yootech Wireless Charger Qi-Certified 7.5W Wireless Charging Compatible iPhone XS MAX/XR/XS/X/8…: $ 11.99

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Cowboy boots are officially back so giddy up with our edit of the best

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Grab the cowboy boots but leave the hat at home, Western style kicks are back with a vengeance this season. We spotted this autumn fashion trend everywhere at fashion shows and amongst the street style set, ranging from straight-out-of-Texas embroidered beauties to more minimal monochrome pieces. And luckily, loads of similar styles have just dropped in stores in time for the chilly weather.

Sported both on the runway and off, the likes of Calvin Klein, Fendi and Isabel Marant reinvented the classic silhouette with their AW18 shows earlier this year. Not everybody’s going to be super down for the traditional Western stitching and mid-calf lengths however, which is why we’ve noticed that ankle cowboy boots seem to be the way to go (and there’s certainly enough of them floating around at the moment).

We chatted with LIKEtoKNOW.it, a fashion discovery app, who’ve noticed that there’s been a huge spike in people saving and buying cowboy boots. There’s always going to be a time and place for a quintessential black cowboy boot, but we’ve got our eye on bolder styles this autumn.

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Following the surge of summer interest in animal print pieces, the trend is still going strong with faux snakeskin, zebra and leopard print encouraging fashionistas to walk on the wild side this month.

Texture wise, you can never go wrong with a glossy or supple leather boot but Fendi’s faux croc kicks have definitely taken our interest. And when it comes to colours, we’re all about the white cowboy boot (who cares if it’s impractical?) and cherry red shades for those who really want to make a statement.

Here’s a selection of the most popular cowboy boots for women on LIKEtoKNOW.it and a few of our favourite picks below…

Cowboy Boots for Women

When our fashion editor Penny Goldstone walked in wearing these boots, I almost hit the floor. These gorgeous snake print booties from Find are everything and look way more expensive than they actually are. Lots of brands are doing their own take on faux snakeskin boots but I’ve gotta say, these are definitely the cream of the crop.

Find Women’s Western Ankle Boots

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Priced at £87, available at Amazon.co.uk/Fashion

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Black Cowboy Boots

I stan a good high street purchase and these Topshop cowboy boots have completely won me over. Worn by blogger Nicole Ballardini of NickyInsideOut.com above, the brand pays homage to the classic Western details but balance it all out by keeping things monochrome.

Topshop Arizona Western Boots

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Priced at £65, available at Topshop

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Ankle Cowboy Boots

So the moment I laid my eyes on these babies, I fell in love. It doesn’t get more AW18 than this, as Megan from meganvlt.com has nailed both the cowboy boot trend and the current animal print obsession all in one. Luckily, these Stradivarius kicks aren’t too expensive and more importantly — they’re still in stock.

Stradivarius Leather Zebra Print Heeled Ankle Boots

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Priced at £65.99, available at Stradivarius

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White Cowboy Boots

It’s impossible to get away from white ankle boots this season, especially since everybody fell madly in love with those pointed BALENCIAGA boots everybody was wearing at fashion week. We’re pretty keen on the white pair that blogger Sinead Crowe is wearing above from & other stories.

I spoke to her via LIKEtoKNOW.it about the trend and she told us, ‘I’m loving these boots because they’re a super wearable take on the cowboy trend. I’ve been eyeing up cowboy boots for a while but never dared to try them out as I felt it was quite out there for my style. These are the perfect everyday boots that give a nod to the trend without being too out there!’

& other stories Low Leather Cowboy Boots

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Priced at £129, available at & other stories

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Prairie Chic Is Back, Even if the Past Wasn’t So Pretty

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Are bonnets the next Dad hats?

For some, the New York fashion world has begun to resemble a sewing circle. Prairie chic is in enough for the New York Times to declare that 2018 has birthed “a whole new breed of pioneer woman. Call her the Urban Prairie Girl (U.P.G?).”

You can spot a U.P.G. toughening up her high-neck collar, lace hemline, and floral printed frock with Fila sneakers or combat boots. Though she would find Laura Ingalls Wilder’s description of Native Americans in Little House on the Prairie offensive, the U.P.G. can’t help but cave to the nostalgia she feels watching the ‘70s television remake.

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Marvel writer Chuck Wendig says he was fired for firing back at toxic fandom

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Writer Chuck Wendig explained in a series of tweets that he has been fired by Marvel Comics from its Star Wars titles for “the negativity and vulgarity that [his] tweets bring,” referring to his Twitter responses to disgruntled Star Wars fans. 

Wendig is known for writing the Star Wars: Aftermath novels, which drew ire from fans over its gay protagonist. He further explained that since the release of the book (which was bombarded with one-star reviews from coordinated negative campaigns), he has been harassed by fans who identify with Comicsgate and other anti-diversity efforts.  Read more…

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Rocket failure astronauts will go back into space – Russian official

Two astronauts who survived the mid-air failure of a Russian rocket will fly again and are provisionally set to travel to the International Space Station (ISS) in spring of next year, the head of Russia’s space agency said on Friday.


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Lauryn Hill’s Cousin Forced To Pay Her Back The $65,000 He Borrowed

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Lauryn Hill is adding some extra money to her bank account after her cousin was found guilty of swindling her out of $ 65,000. The Jasmine Brand reports that Hill loaned the money to her cousin, Gerald Hill with the condition that he would have to pay 10% interest if the money wasn’t given back in three months. Recently a judge found him guilty and now he must pay his cousin back.

When Lauryn realized that her cousin didn’t intend to pay her back she decided to take him to court. The two never signed a contract, but the judge decided to hold him accountable and ruled in Lauryn’s favor.

Lauryn recently made headlines after kicking Nas and Santigold off the tour and showing up late to shows. After getting sick, Lauryn decided to cancel several concerts until next year. We hope fans are able to get the show they paid for in the future.

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‘Real Housewives of New Jersey’ star Joe Giudice to be deported back to Italy after prison sentence

“Real Housewives of New Jersey” star Joe Giudice will be deported back to his native Italy once he’s released from his 41-month prison sentence.

A judge in Pennsylvania’s York Immigration Court ruled Wednesday that Giudice will not return home to wife Teresa and their four children once he’s out…

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Black Moms Matter: Should Paddles In School Make A Come Back?

Remember how back in the day teachers and principals were allowed to physically discipline students when they misbehaved? Do you think spanking in schools should come back? Kym and Sherri aren’t sure that’s the best idea. Kids today are so bold and some of them are just plain crazy! If the student manages to take the paddle away from the teacher then teachers will be the ones being spanked in school. Now that’d be hilarious!

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Tisha Campbell-Martin Pays Over $100k To Buy Back Royalties In Bankruptcy Case

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Tisha Campbell-Martin has reportedly reached a deal to buy back the rights to collect her royalties that she relinquished as part of her bankruptcy case.

According to court documents obtained by The Blast, Tisha and her estranged husband Duane Martin have reached a settlement with the trustee. She will reportedly pay $ 115,000 in two installments in order to obtain her residual rights. Martin will pay $ 60,000 in one installment and $ 55,000 in another within 90 days of a court’s approval of the settlement.

The former couple have been battling over the residuals for months and, as noted in the report, since the bankruptcy was filed, the trustee has collected $ 300,000 in royalties.

The docs state, “Since December 2017, the debtors have been in the process of ending their marriage and in February 2018, Ms. Campbell filed for divorce from Mr. Martin … In connection with that process and Ms. Campbell’s stated attempt to unravel a long history of Mr. Martin’s control over their joint finances, Ms. Campbell engaged new representation with regard to the dispute described in the Agreement.”

The actress previously accused her ex of hiding money from her during their marriage. She also told the trustee that during their marriage, Duane was responsible for managing all their financials, including collecting her residuals.

Campbell-Martin filed for divorce earlier this year after 20 years of marriage. She and Duane were reportedly legally separated in December 2016.

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Bye Bye Millennial Pink, Hot Pink Is Back And Burning Bright

As the Daily Mail helpfully pointed out this week, “Kim Kardashian wears head-to-toe hot pink repeatedly.” Since early August, Kardashian has sported the color “SIX times,” whether it be on a Yeezy mini, $ 2850 Balenciaga leggings, or Chanel unitard.

The mogul is less thinking pink and more willing herself to become a walking Barbie doll. Where millennial pink detached the typically feminine hue from its gender implications, Kardashian’s color pulls those attachments into one big, girly hug.

Perhaps in a moment of girl power solidarity with her sister, this week Khloe Kardashian wore her own take on the hue, pairing it with a boxy blazer in an Instagram post.

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Toys ‘R’ Us debtholders plan to bring back ‘iconic’ brand

It’s official: Toys R Us will live on. The iconic retailer’s debtholders are forming a new company, Geoffrey LLC that will control the Toys R Us and Babies R Us brands, including e-commerce assets and data associated with the brands, the debtors said late Tuesday night. They also plan to open stores in the US…
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