Bridgewater ties career-high 4 TDs in Saints win

Teddy Bridgewater threw for 314 yards and four touchdowns in the Saints’ win over Tampa Bay to improve to 3-0 as the starter in place of the injured Drew Brees.
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National Theatre cuts ties with Shell over climate change

The National Theatre has ended its relationship with oil company Shell after declaring a “climate emergency”.
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RSC cuts ties with BP amid pressure over its ‘sickening’ link to oil firm

The Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) has announced it is ending its partnership with BP after coming under growing pressure over its “sickening” links to the oil giant.
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Ghosn Investigators Focus on Ties to Saudi Businessman

The latest investigation by Tokyo prosecutors into Nissan Motor’s Carlos Ghosn centers on his relationship with a Saudi Arabian businessman, Khaled Al Juffali, who runs part of Nissan’s Middle East business.
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Elon Musk’s New Boring Co. Faced Questions Over SpaceX Financial Ties

Elon Musk’s tunnel-digging venture, the Boring Co., is the latest to be drawn into the billionaire entrepreneur’s tradition of spreading overlapping resources across his growing technology empire. On Tuesday, the Tesla chief is set to unveil a test tunnel developed by the Boring Co., the first of what Mr. Musk imagines as a futuristic series of high-speed underground highways to alleviate traffic.
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Chiefs cut ties with Hunt after release of video

Kareem Hunt’s time with the Chiefs is over. The AFC leaders cut ties with their star running back, a move that came hours after TMZ published a video of him shoving and kicking a woman in February.
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John Idol’s Daughter Ties the Knot in Italy

MILAN — Michael Kors’ chairman and chief executive officer John Idol’s Italian week reached a peak when last Saturday, his daughter Alexandra tied the knot at the luxury Villa d’Este hotel in Cernobbio, on Lake Como.
After signing the deal that saw Michael Kors Holdings adding Versace to its stable of brands for $ 2.1 billion and renaming itself Capri Holdings, the executive was seen celebrating his daughter’s marriage, joined by fellow fashion personalities.
Designers Michael Kors and Tommy Hilfiger, as well as Macy’s former chairman and ceo Terry Lundgren, Joel Horowitz and tycoon Silas Chou were among the guests in attendance.
Hilfiger posted an image portraying the group of guests on his personal Instagram account, captioning it: “The fashion rat pack.”

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Trina Turk Ties Up With Macy’s INC for Summer Collection

Who says print is dead?
Certainly not the apparel retailers, as veteran Los Angeles designer Trina Turk is linking with Macy’s INC International Concepts line to create a mini-collection showcasing her signature patterns and colors. Launching May 15, the collection will offer an INC spin on both her eponymous women’s line, founded in 1995, and the six-year-old Mr Turk men’s line. While a selection of Turk’s contemporary line is already available in select Macy’s doors, the INC collaboration marks her first entry into Macy’s more accessibly priced arena as well as the first wholesale channel for Mr. Turk.
“Macy’s approached us about a year ago, and we thought it would be fun to get our brands out to wider audience, especially for summer when we can do color and print,” said Turk, whose only previous venture in the more populist space was a Banana Republic tie-up six years ago.
The Trina Turk x INC collection comprises 40 stockkeeping units including apparel, accessories, swimwear and shoes retailing from $ 29.50 to $ 119.50 and the Mr Turk x INC collection is 14 apparel sku’s ranging from $ 14.98 to $ 129.

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Claire McCaskill’s GOP Opponent Slams Her Over Hollywood Ties

WASHINGTON — The most vulnerable of all Democratic senators up for re-election next year will attend a fundraiser co-hosted by Walt Disney Co. CEO Bob Iger on Thursday, and with it, a GOP candidate is using it to attack his opponent. In the wake of the event, the campaign of Sen. Claire McCaskill’s opponent, Missouri […]

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Raiders cut ties with Janikowski, source says

Kicker Sebastian Janikowski’s 18-year run with the Raiders will end, a source told ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
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YouTube cuts ties with vlogger over suicide video

YouTube has cut ties with US internet star Logan Paul following his controversial video showing the body of a suicide victim.
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Uber Ties Up With Singapore Rival ComfortDelGro

Uber is selling a 51% stake in its car-rental unit in Singapore to public-transport operator ComfortDelGro for $ 218 million, as the two rivals come together as partners.
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TLC Cuts Ties With Derick Dillard Over His Jazz Jennings Remarks

Jazz Jennings, Derick DillardTLC is not having it with Derick Dillard’s comments against Jazz Jennings.
In August, many people accused Derick, the 28-year-old husband of 19 Kids and Counting and Counting On cast…

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Louis C.K. Admits to Sexual Misconduct as Media Companies Cut Ties

The release of the comedian’s new film, “I Love You, Daddy,” was canceled, while FX, home to his TV series, ended its association with him.
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Lanvin’s New CEO Wants to Bolster Ties With Art

ARTISTIC DIRECTION: Lanvin’s new chief wants to strengthen its ties with the art world.
In a private presentation on Monday at its men’s flagship in Paris, Nicolas Druz, chief executive officer of Lanvin, displayed a sculpture attributed to Constantin Brâncuși, which he said dated from 1905 and was the earliest known example of the artist’s series of The Kiss sculptures.
“It’s a return to the DNA of Jeanne Lanvin,” Druz, who returned to the brand over the summer as part of a management reshuffle, told WWD. “We need to link Lanvin with art. We are developing a street art project as well.”
The executive believes the Brâncuși sculpture, whose authenticity has been contested, is one of the founding works of contemporary art. Among the guests was Thierry Rayer, a researcher who has delved into the sculpture’s meaning from the point of view of science, mathematics, Egyptology and Freemasonry, among others.
Druz said the brand would be producing a book of photographs of the sculpture and other works drawn from Rayer’s private collection. It also plans to design numbered T-shirts featuring the art work that will be auctioned off to benefit Secours Populaire, a nonprofit dedicated to fighting poverty in France.
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Kevin Spacey: Netflix severs ties amid sex assault allegations

The move comes amid a number of sexual assault allegations against the House of Cards actor.
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House of Cards Season 5Netflix is saying goodbye to Kevin Spacey. The following statement was released Friday evening to multiple outlets, shedding light on the uncertain future of House of Cards’ final…

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Facebook Identifies $100,000 in Ad Spending by Fake Accounts With Suspected Ties to Russia

Facebook said it has identified about 500 “inauthentic” accounts responsible for $ 100,000 in advertising spending that it believes have ties to Russia, following a review of ad buying on the site in response to intelligence-community concerns about Russian activity during the 2016 election.
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Gregg Allman’s Final Album Ties Up Loose Ends

The legendary rocker worked to finish the album, which comes out Sept. 8, until just before he died earlier this year.
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Adrien Brody on his Ties to China and Upcoming Film ‘A Dog Named De Niro’ (EXCLUSIVE)

Adrien Brody was feted Friday with a lifetime achievement award at the Locarno Film Festival, Europe’s preeminent indie event, where he sat down with Variety and talked about why his 2003 Oscar for “The Pianist” didn’t lead to as many big studio roles as could be expected. He also delved into his ties to China,… Read more »

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Review: ‘Kim’s Convenience’ Shares Family Ties, for Better and Worse

Ins Choi’s story of a Toronto store and the Korean immigrant family that runs it is at Pershing Square Signature Center.
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Ben Affleck and Lindsay Shookus Among Famous Couples With Ties to SNL

Lindsay Shookus, Ben AffleckWelcome to the club, Ben Affleck. The Saturday Night Live date club.
The actor is dating Lindsay Shookus, an SNL producer, E! News learned Thursday, three months after he and Jennifer…

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Musk Cuts White House Ties After Trump Exits Climate Accord

The chief executive of Tesla Inc. said he would step down from his roles working with White House advisory groups, shortly after President Trump said the U.S. would withdraw from the Paris climate accord.
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Paper Crown, Randa Selling Men’s Ties in Women’s Dress Area

It’s no secret that the men’s neckwear business has been struggling in recent years. But Randa, the category’s largest manufacturer, is not about to roll over and play dead.
Instead, it has teamed with Paper Crown, a popular women’s collection founded by Lauren Conrad and Maura McManus, to create a line of neckwear and accessories to complement the collection’s flirty, feminine styles.
The line has launched exclusively at Lord & Taylor and in an unconventional twist, is being sold in the women’s dress department rather than in the men’s department. The men’s ties, pocket squares and jewelry are being targeted to brides to pick up for the groomsmen in their weddings.
Paper Crown, which launched in 2011, is known for its romantic dresses, feminine blouses and tailored basics, and also offers a popular collection of bridesmaids dresses.
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Richard Carroll, Randa’s senior vice president of marketing and creative director, added: “Doing things differently is how we’re going to survive.”
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NOTE FROM THE DOM, LOGAN THORNDIKE: Okay, it is ON. After a yummy breakfast and a day of tests for Addison, she and I go shopping to set the stage for our first scene, and we have some hot, hot fun playing in our new lifestyle. But surprise surprise, the little devil pops out, again and again, and Addison’s in for it now. Big time. That’s okay. I can just tie her up or shove her to the floor or my bed for my pleasure. Which I do. A lot. This novella contains plenty of pinkings, Shibari (decorative rope bondage so you won’t have to Google it if you don’t know), steamy hot tub action, strong language and other delightfully naughty situations that are so perfect for those looking for a good throb in the loins. Though there are no whips and chains-Oh wait, there is a dragontail whipping, just not for her. Hmm. Are there chains too? Oh, no, no, not in this novella. I bring those out in the NEXT one-please be at least 18 and aroused by life and love in the Kink. And be sure to ponder all the (dirty) whimsical fun you can have with ribbons and rope. 🙂 * * * This 26,000-word novella is Book 4 in the 10-part Sorority Pledge Saga, a serialization that follows a rocky romance centered around the edgy bliss of Domination and submission. Contains explicit situations and language. 18+ please. * * * (Based on industry standards, this book is about 124 pages.)

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Donald Trump Suits, Shirts and Ties, Being Sold at Deep Discounts Online

Get it before it’s gone. With the licenses for the apparel offerings of President-elect Donald Trump no longer active, there aren’t too many goods left in the market.
On the Trump Organization web site Wednesday, the Donald J. Trump Collection suits, dress shirts and neckwear are prominently displayed, along with an assortment of small leather goods, accessories and eyewear.
Clicking on the apparel tabs brings a potential customer to Amazon, where a two-piece windowpane suit is $ 156.74 and a two-button flat-front wool model is $ 114.99. Neckwear — including an extralong model — ranges from $ 59.50 to $ 85 while a Tattersall dress shirt is $ 26.26 and cufflinks are $ 29.95 to $ 40. All of the merchandise is being sold at a sharp discount.
The small leather-goods tab brings a shopper to a Van Heusen store locator page while the eyewear customer is brought to eyeglasses.com.
According to men’s wear sources, the three companies that had held the licenses for these products — PVH for dress shirts and neckwear, Randa for small leather goods and Peerless Clothing for tailored clothing — are no longer producing any merchandise under the Trump name. “When Terry Lundgren said he was done, everybody dumped the product and stopped making it,” said

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Couple Who Helped Win Marriage Equality Finally Ties The Knot

Two women who played an integral role in the Supreme Court’s ruling to legalize same-sex marriage nationwide have finally tied the knot, and Now This News has compiled a beautiful video documenting the occasion.

Jayne Rowse and April DeBoer, a Michigan couple who became plaintiffs in the recent historic legal battle for same-sex marriage rights, married one another in front of approximately 300 friends and family members last week, according to Detroit Free Press.

The pair, who have four kids, initially only pursued a legal case about adoption rights, since Michigan’s adoption code doesn’t allow for joint or second-parent adoption. However, Rowse and DeBoer became one of the couples to join other plaintiffs from Ohio, Tennessee and Kentucky in a combined marriage equality case known as Obergefell v. Hodges, wherein the Supreme Court ruled in favor of gay couples, thereby guaranteeing marriage equality across the nation.

“Little did I know that you would bring me four beautiful kids… and drag me into the Supreme Court,” DeBoer told Rowse during her vows. “I am honored to soon be your legal wife… You are my best friend. I promise to love you forever. I can’t imagine my life without you and without our kids. I promise to stand by you forever.”

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Donald Trump Discusses Ties With David Herzka at Campaign Event

ONLY IN AMERICA: Opportunistic designer David Herzka really tied one on with Donald Trump Sunday morning, but not in the colloquial sense. During a rise-and-shine breakfast at the Long Branch, N.J., home of his daughter Ivanka’s in-laws Seryl and Charles Kushner, Trump mingled with 100 or so of their inner circle. “It was pretty low-key. But he’s very serious and believes in what he’s doing,” Herzka said. “Everyone felt he’s really a potential contender.”
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Knicks’ 12th straight loss ties franchise mark

Mike Conley scored 14 of his game-high 22 points in the third quarter, and the Memphis Grizzlies beat New York 105-83 on Monday night, sending the depleted Knicks to their record-tying 12th straight loss.
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‘American Horror Story: Coven’ Episode 11 Recap: Blood Ties

Note: Do not read on unless you’ve seen “American Horror Story: Coven,” Episode 11, titled “Protect The Coven.”

Sometimes when I settle in to watch “American Horror Story: Coven,” after the first few major developments of each episode, I feel like I’ve returned to the start of the show. It’s like I forgot to save a video game and I’m back several chapters and achievements, with all that time wasted. In other words, nothing that happens on “Coven” has any consequence; the words “dead,” “alive,” “magic,” and “witch” basically have no meaning. Queenie’s alive? OK. She was dead (at least gone for us) for quite some time. Kyle’s here! Where has he been? The Axeman? Ugh, you’re still here? You girls have what magic now? I can’t even keep track. Spalding?! Spalding’s … er … still dead, but alive in the attic?! Everything is just so nonsensical and convenient that it can be downright infuriating.

OK, whew, I had to get that out of the way. Now, if I look at tonight’s episode in a completely detached manner, I have to say I enjoyed it way more than last week’s mediocre midseason return. This week had gore (and plenty of it), scenes that were actually difficult to watch (some for a bad reason), and several great lines of dialogue. Approaching “Coven” as a series of insane vignettes is really the only way to do it justice. It simply cannot be judged as a normal TV show would. With that in mind…

Madame LaLaurie and her bloodlust are the obvious focus of this episode. Is she truly a monster? Yes, it turns out she is. This passive housemaid of the past few episodes is nothing like the LaLaurie we first met on “Coven,” when she was torturing her slaves and daughters down in the cellar. We flash back to 1830 and witness her moving to New Orleans from Paris, and see how her penchant for cutting off limbs and disemboweling living creatures has manifested. By cutting a head off a chicken (nice, cute touch: my thoughts immediately went to her head in the box), LaLaurie’s remorseless violence is unleashed. She finds an injured slave and, well, does what she does.

(This is a total aside, and probably best to discuss in a bigger forum, but two things really bothered me about the slave/gardener torture sequences in this episode. One, they were really gratuitous, and this is coming from a horror fan. Slave torture isn’t something I’m comfortable watching. Ever. And to draw it out, showing most of it, is tasteless. Which leads me to the second thing: in this particular climate, where the issue of slavery is very prominent in current pop culture, I’m having trouble understanding why Murphy & Co. are so blatantly displaying slavery torture. It’s almost like a slap in the face to the seriousness of it. Also, if you’ve recently watched “12 Years A Slave,” as I have, the torture scenes will be just unbearable in the context of a campy, oft-comedic show.)

Thank goodness there’s nothing but levity in between the gory bits, or else this would have been a really tough slog. Indeed, the greatest ability of “Coven” is to push you to the brink (i.e. – turning your head away from the screen) and then back again (i.e. – your face hurts from laughing at Angela Bassett’s latest remark). Even at Nan’s funeral, all the players get together and say goodbye at what’s supposed to be a grim occasion. Instead they barely care about Nan’s passing (Madison: “Have you met me?”), and Queenie interrupts whatever actual mourning is going on when she arrives with LaLaurie on a leash. Queenie has also somehow gotten LaLaurie’s head back on, which is a new power she seems to have attained, among others that we’re not aware of yet.

Back at Robichaux, LaLaurie is forced to return to her housemaid status. In one of my favourite scenes so far on “Coven,” we take a delightful romp through the house with LaLaurie as she takes care of each of the houseguests, cleaning, cooking and tidying. It’s fun to watch her deal with each character’s eccentricities and attitude, and then watch it come to a head when the poor gardener cuts his hand with shears. LaLaurie sees his bleeding, dripping hand and it all comes back to her: the torturing, slicing, the thirst for blood. She tells Cordelia that she’ll take care of the gardener, and proceeds to take him upstairs to Spalding’s doll room and basically mutilate him. Again, sorry, this scene I couldn’t watch.

When she looks up from her dirty work, there’s Spalding. Dead? Yep. Alive? Yep. I can’t tell you what’s going on with him. No idea. Regardless, he’s there, and he admires LaLaurie’s work, calling it “art.” Hmm, OK. In exchange for her retrieving him a rare doll from 1895, he tells her he’ll give her pills to make Marie mortal, so LaLaurie can kill her. When he busts out the Benadryl and LaLaurie couldn’t possibly know what the pills actually do, I thought Spalding was punishing her for her gruesome act. But no, he was just doing that so she’d get Marie out of the way. He knocks Marie out, she falls down the stairs, and advises LaLaurie to bury her. The cock of her eyebrow indicates that that’s probably exactly what she’s going to do.

Queenie has moved back into Robichaux, but you’d barely know it (where was she as Marie was being attacked by Spalding and LaLaurie?). After she tells off Cordelia in a very harsh way (and might I add, undeserved), she doesn’t appear again. I guess she’s on reserve for next week, when her random powers will come in handy. Straight-up, I hated Queenie in this episode. How does she have any reason to be angry at anybody? She abandoned the coven. Ugh, she’d better not be Supreme. Anyway, her vitriolic chat with Cordelia sends the headmistress over the edge. She takes a pair of gardening clippers to the eyes, re-blinding herself so she can regain her second sight. For future reference, Cordelia, there has to be a better way — couldn’t you just ask one of the other witches to put you into a deep sleep and do it humanely? Geez.

In another part of town, Delphi is pissed. Hank’s father is certain the witches are behind his company’s disintegration, and he’s right. In what isn’t the best move in these circumstances, he vows to make a deal with them, and when they finally trust him, kill them all. Talk about gross underestimation. These guys are the worst witchhunters ever! When he and his partners meet with Marie and Fiona, it’s clear that it’s he and his business buddies who’ll end up dead, not the witches. In a “fun” gore scene (this is the kind of “AHS” I love), the witchhunters get picked off by Fiona’s lover, The Axeman, while Marie texts on her phone and Fiona sips a filthy martini. I always enjoy a good boardroom killing scene. Nothing says love…

And speaking of love, what in the hell was that end scene? We’re supposed to believe that Zoe and Kyle are some star-crossed lovers, fated to be together. Why? Because she kills every man who sleeps with her, and Kyle is the only one who can survive it? Because she accepts the fact that he’s already died, and now he’s not all there? I don’t know where this suddenly came from, but when Myrtle was talking about their pure and true love, I was trying to think of where and when Zoe and Kyle ever outwardly displayed it. It’s been lukewarm in public at best, right? Anyway, Myrtle gives them bus tickets to Epcot (classic), and they’re on their way in a bizarre episode-ending running shot as they get on the bus to Orlando. Not like it matters anyway, because you know those two will be back next week. As much as I want to believe it, we’re not going to see them enjoying the World Showcase at Epcot.

Witch, Please: (every week I’m going to award the witchiest witch of them all) This is a tough one, since no one really used their powers this week. I guess it has to go to Madison for fighting with Zoe and knocking stuff off the wall, and nailing Zoe in the head with a light fixture. Say, were there any repercussions from that? Guess not. Also, Madison had some amazing lines this week.

Random Thoughts:

  • The plotline involving Fiona and The Axeman is too boring for me to get into. They were talking about moving to some farm or something, to be free from his axe and her coven. I sincerely hope the last scene of “Coven” isn’t the pair driving out of New Orleans in a pickup or sitting on the farm’s porch. Oh God, that’s totally how it’s going to end, isn’t it?
  • The second-last scene, of Spalding back in his nightie holding the baby Marie was supposed to give to Papa Legba, was so disturbing I think I repressed it. I don’t care if a man is obsessed with dolls, but there’s a creepy line to cross, and “AHS” spewed blood all over that line. It’s also clear what’ll happen here: Spalding will be left in the coven with the little girl to raise, ensuring the coven lives on.
  • When Myrtle is explaining that Zoe must leave, Zoe’s quote is the best: “I’m so lost here.” Yes, we know. That phrase works on so many levels.
  • When Spalding turned the 1895 doll around in his hands and smelled its bum, I didn’t know whether to laugh or cringe.
  • Madison: “You flush my shit, bitch.”
  • Come to think of it, LaLaurie’s preceding comment, “You left your dirt in the commode,” is actually funnier.
  • Myrtle, who’s writing your dialogue? “In the fall, the rotting leaves smell like an Olympian’s ejaculate!” I’ve never heard anything like that — ever — in my 30ish years of TV watching.
  • LaLaurie: “Well, turds on that!”

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