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Music News – Thursday, August 6

Miley Cyrus says her comeback album is ready to roll — and she promises that this time, she means it.
The unpredictable singer, who’d teased a release late last year, hit up Twitter Wednesday to reveal that her seventh album will be called She Is Miley Cyrus — and gave fans a taste of one track, “Midnight Sky.” The tune has a serious disco vibe — which Miley underscored with a selfie video of herself dancing to it and showing off a platinum blonde shag haircut.
She Is Miley Cyrus will follow her 2019 EP Miley Cyrus Is Coming.

Shawn Mendes just debuted a new charitable effort, and it comes with strings attached — six of them, to be exact.
The Canadian crooner is rolling out a collaboration with Fender Guitars — the Shawn Mendes Foundation Musicmaster, a floral-embossed take on the company’s classic 1965 instrument. Shawn personally helped design the guitar, which is intended as an introductory six-string for beginners. It will retail for $749, with part of the proceeds going to the foundation.
The Shawn Mendes Foundation’s mission is to “inspire the youth of today — to learn about causes that they are passionate about, and help empower them to use the voice they have to bring change to the world by taking action and giving back.”

Happy Headline from United Federal Credit Union – Wednesday, August 5

Suzan Brito of Pawtucket, Rhode Island, wanted to celebrate the 93rd birthday of her father, George, but realized it would be difficult to throw him a big bash.
So, she organized a parade for George, allowing friends and family to honor him for his long life, as well as his service in the Navy during World War II.
Family members, friends and neighbors cruised in front of his house in their cars — many of them decorated with colorful signs and balloons — letting George know how much they appreciated him. (WJAR-TV)

The Daily Dish – Wednesday, August 5

It really does sound like Kanye West and Kim Kardashian are making a last-ditch effort to save their marriage.
You probably heard that Kanye was seen shepherding the family onto a private jet this week. According to TMZ, he and Kim and the kids are holed up on a private island with the emphasis on private. Apparently there’s no way for paparazzi to get near them — the estate they’re on is described as a “fortress.”
Unsurprisingly, there’s no word on how the reconciliation talks are going.

August started pretty rough for Stranger Things star Millie Bobby Brown. Her boyfriend left Millie and then her dog died.
Millie revealed at the start of the year that she was dating British rugby player Joseph Robinson. However, they had to split. Their careers were pulling them apart. He competes in London while Millie has obligations in Los Angeles. They’ve deleted photos of one another at Instagram.

Comedian Tiffany Haddish finally confirmed she’s dating Common. Though, it’s been clear for months the two were an item. This week, she called it “the best relationship I’ve ever been in.”
She declared her love for Common when she joined Steve-O‘s Wild Ride! podcast. Haddish said, (quote) “I’ve lost 20 pounds since I’ve been in this relationship. I feel more confident in me. Knowing that I got somebody that cares about me. I love him.”
The couple got together before the pandemic. Then chose to quarantine together. Haddish played coy for months and refused to directly answer questions about the relationship. (New York Post)

Brandy hints that a Moesha reboot might be in the works. She says she’s “in discussions with the right people to make it happen.”

And, Chip and Joanna Gaines have confirmed that Fixer Upper is headed back to TV in 2021 and is not going away. The show will re-premiere on their own Magnolia Network, which will premiere later this year replacing the DIY network on cable.

Coffee Talk from Honor Credit Union – Wednesday, August 5

Trending this morning:
  • The Beirut explosion: Photos and videos of the blast that left dozens dead and thousands injured are making the rounds on social media
  • The new Twilight book is trending. Midnight Sun will told from the perspective of Edward Cullen.

Yes, I know it’s August, but, The holidays are coming … Lifetime has announced it will feature its first same-sex relationship at the center of one of their “It’s a Wonderful Lifetime” holiday movies. The movie is titled The Christmas Set Up. “We are thrilled to continue our legacy of creating a holiday destination that is welcoming to all at Lifetime,” said Amy Winter, EVP and head of programming at Lifetime and LMN. (GMA)

There have been plenty of stories about people having a tough time wearing masks these days — and Dr. Anthony Fauci is taking things to a new level by suggesting that we wear goggles to prevent catching the coronavirus through our eyes. (MarketWatch)

Want to be smarter? Hang out with smarter people. Seems you really are who you spend time with. A new study has found that students do better in school if their friends are also good students.

Music News – Wednesday, August 5

Selena Gomez will offer her fans a Rare treat next month — when she finally rolls out her long-awaited Rare Beauty line.
Selena, who’s been teasing the products for months, hit up Instagram Tuesday to reveal that the line will hit Sephora and RareBeauty.com on September 3rd. She told her 180 million followers, “I’ve had so much fun creating everything and can’t wait for y’all to try it all …I hope you love it as much as I do!”
Selena has already pledged a portion of the proceeds to the Rare Impact Fund, which will help individuals in underprivileged communities get access to mental health services and support.

Ellen DeGeneres is getting hit with accusations from all directions, but Katy Perry says she’s got the host’s back.
Katy hit up Twitter Tuesday to show her support in the midst of the scandal that’s threatening to derail Ellen’s show. She wrote, “I know I can’t speak for anyone else’s experience besides my own, but I want to acknowledge that I have only ever had positive takeaways from my time with Ellen. I think we all have witnessed the light and continual fight for equality that she has brought to the world through her platform for decades.”
The last few weeks have seen Ellen hit by questions about sexual misconduct and harassment, racism, intimidation and unjust termination on her watch.

The Daily Dish – Tuesday, August 4

The mansion owned by convicted pedophile Jeffrey Epstein is for sale.
The seven-story estate on New York’s Upper East Side is going for $88 million. That’s before the fumigation and remodeling begins on its 40 rooms.
Epstein’s former home is the most expensive piece of property for sale in the Big Apple. Considering its staggering price tag and disgusting background, it could sit on the market for months.
Epstein purchased the property from Victoria’s Secret CEO Leslie Wexner. Their sketchy relationship allowed Epstein to prey on teenage models with dreams of striking a contract with Victoria’s Secret. Epstein’s estate established a compensation fund for victims. A portion of the mansion’s sale will go to that fund. (Tatler)

The Bachelorette season with Clare Crawley came to stunning conclusion. In her second week of taping, she asked to quit rather than string along a bunch of guys.
That’s because Clare fell deeply in love with Dale Moss, who received the “first impression rose.” They are engaged.
Producers then made an emergency call to Bachelor in Paradise alum Tayshia Adams, who has stepped in to replace Clare as The Bachelorette. Additional men were asked to arrive to the COVID-free La Quinta Resort in the California desert. The Bachelorette will re-start once the new arrivals test negative following a two-week quarantine.
ABC intends to feature both Bachelorettes, Clare’s abrupt engagement followed by Tayshia’s journey, when the show airs this fall on Tuesdays. (E! News)

Ellen DeGeneres held on Monday a conference call with her staffers. Bottom line: “The show will go on.”
There was an acknowledgment that many of the recent accusations are true. So Ellen and the executive team intend to improve their behavior. As one staff member said, (quote) “The producers ultimately said you still have a job here. You will all get paid. Ellen is not giving up and the show will go on.” (Us Weekly)
Ellen’s wife, Portia de Rossi, publicly supported her on social media with the hashtag #IStandByEllen.
Before the weekend, Ellen was privately singing a different tune. Unnamed insiders claimed that Ellen had thoughts of quitting rather than endure a protracted investigation. She would face scrutiny and every one of her actions would be judged. According to one source, who spoke on Friday, (quote) “Ellen felt she can’t go on. The only way to recover her personal brand from this is to shut down the show.”  (Daily Mail)
A second insider echoed those sentiments, (quote) “The show feels done. It’s going to be very hard to turn this around.” (Us Weekly)

Coffee Talk from Honor Credit Union – Tuesday, August 4

The coronavirus has killed denim.
Women are not reaching to jeans for comfort. These days, during the pandemic, they’re more likely to spend their time in yoga leggings, pajamas and basketball shorts.
Levi’s revenue cratered and they’ve laid off 15 percent of their workforce. The Lucky, Hudson Jeans and True Religion brands filed for bankruptcy. A retail analyst said, (quote) “People just aren’t wearing jeans right now. Casual is really what’s winning right now. Active wear is becoming more acceptable.”
Stores like Lululemon and Athleta have watched their stock rise. WalMart reported that nobody is buying pants. The so-called Zoom Shirt is the only apparel that sells. (The Washington Post)

A pool party turned out to be anything but a party for a New Jersey homeowner who tried to make some money on a hot summer day by turning his backyard pool into a public pool.
Town officials received complaints from neighbors who reported seeing groups of kids arriving at the house and paying to swim in the pool. Code enforcement officers paid a visit and witnessed two buses drop off 85 kids at the house to go for a swim. The homeowner, who was not identified, was issued two summonses for failure to obtain a permit and for renting a swimming pool. Authorities say there is still an ongoing investigation. (Newsweek)

The pandemic threw our exercise routines out of whack. Three fitness experts have suggestions on how to kick-start a workout habit.
Jillian Michaels believes it’s important to start with a clean slate. Wipe away the memory of indulging in desserts or choosing Netflix over an exercise class. She says it’s impossible to be perfect. Focus on how today you can improve your fitness. Do the best you can but never beat yourself up if it’s less than what you did the previous day. Setbacks are part of the fitness journey.
Conditioning coach Gunnar Peterson suggests short intervals of different exercises to keep a workout interesting. For example, walk up and down stairs for four minutes, followed by jumping rope for four minutes, then squats and crunches and push-ups for four. Repeat a second round of three minutes each. Then reduce the intervals for a third round to just two minutes.
Fitness coach Allison Fahrenbach says her secret is “replacing instead of erasing” bad eating habits. Rather than snack on chips, she will crunch on healthy foods like fresh fruits. Swap her afternoon soft drink with sparkling water. Therefore, replacing is not as traumatic as erasing bad habits. (The Wall Street Journal)

Music News – Tuesday, August 4

Taylor Swift made history on the Billboard charts. She became the first artist ever to debut an album (Folklore) and single (“Cardigan”) at number-one in the same week.
Folklore tops the Billboard 200, while “Cardigan” was streamed 34 million times and leads all tracks on the Billboard Hot 100. She also debuted “Shake It Off” at number-one. Taylor is among eight artists to have multiple tracks debut at the top of the charts.
Folklore is the best-selling album in its first week since Taylor’s previous album release, Lover. (Billboard)

Kanye West was spotted over the weekend boarding a private jet in Wyoming with his son Saint West.
There is speculation that Kanye and the fam were jetting off to a private vacation to try and spend some quality time together and get back on the same page. According to various reports, he’s been holed up at his Wyoming ranch for anywhere from a few weeks to as much as a year. TMZ reports that this was the only time the West family has seen each other lately outside of birthdays and holidays.
Apparently the couple came up with the idea of taking a trip together last week, when Kim Kardashian flew out to the ranch to try and help Kanye manage his mental health. There is no shortage of reports that things are rocky in the relationship, with both parties thinking about divorce.

Happy Headline from United Federal Credit Union – Monday, August 3

A pair of sisters, who had not seen one another for 53 years, were reunited thanks to the coronavirus.
Doris Crippen and Bev Boro had searched for each other for years. It just happened that they reconnected at a Nebraska rehabilitation center. Bev worked the floor that day at Dunklau Gardens dispensing medications. Doris was a resident recovering from a COVID-19 infection.
Bev recalled their coincidental reunion, (quote) “When I saw Doris’s name on the patient board, I was so nervous. My heart was racing.”
They have the same father, Wendall Huffman, who was married three times and had 10 children. Doris at age 73 is the oldest while Bev is the youngest. She entered the foster care system and eventually adopted.
Looking back, Doris believes catching the coronavirus was a “blessing. I am the happiest person in the world. I cannot believe I finally found my sister.” (The Washington Post)

The Daily Dish – Monday, August 3

If Ellen DeGeneres leaves daytime TV, her replacement could be late night talk show host James Corden.
There’s a few hurdles before that might happen. Her team says she’s not going anywhere. Ellen is under contract through 2022 and so is James Corden with CBS.
A source claimed, (quote) “Replacing Ellen was always going to be a tough challenge, but he is a natural fit and easy transition. James would freshen daytime and build a new afternoon era.”
James Corden was seen by insiders as a possible successor even before Ellen’s scandal broke wide open. Then WarnerMedia launched an investigation into an alleged “toxic workplace.” (The Sun, UK)

Three weeks ago, Jessica Biel secretly delivered a baby boy. She and Justin Timberlake also have a 5-year-old son, Silas.
Friday afternoon, R&B singer Brian McKnight confirmed the story. Yet, the parents have not publicly introduced the new family member. The singers have collaborated throughout the years. McKnight told the celebrity bloggers at Hollywood Life, (quote) “He just had a new baby. I think that’s going to be really inspiring for him. He’ll have some new music based on that, I’m sure.” (Hollywood Life)
Two weeks ago, the Daily Mail reported the rumor via a friend of Jessica Biel’s mother. The family has quarantined in Big Sky, Montana where Jessica delivered their son. (Daily Mail)

Fans of the original Scream movies, listen up. Courteney Cox will reprise her role as reporter Gale Weathers in the re-launch of the Scream franchise. David Arquette will be back, too.

Film and TV fans are mourning the loss of Wilford Brimley over the weekend.
The legendary actor — who was also well known for his work in raising awareness about diabetes — was 85. He passed at a hospital in Utah on Saturday morning.
Brimley was probably best known for his roles in Cocoon and The Natural. He got his start in John Wayne‘s classic True Grit and had a recurring role on The Waltons.
Later in life, he became the spokesperson for Quaker Oats. Many will remember him as an advocate for diabetes awareness and spokesman for insulin maker Liberty Medical Supply.
Wilford Brimley is survived by his wife Beverly and three sons. (USA TodayTMZ)

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Coffee Talk from Honor Credit Union – Monday, August 3

Bill Gates might be the man who saves TikTok in the U.S. The company said Sunday that it’s continuing talks to buy the popular video app in the U.S. and has even had talks with the President, who has threatened to shut down TikTok.
Microsoft said in a statement, “Microsoft fully appreciates the importance of addressing the President’s concerns. It is committed to acquiring TikTok subject to a complete security review and providing proper economic benefits to the United States, including the United States Treasury.”
Trump and other administration officials have been threatening a U.S. ban of TikTok, which is owned by a Chinese company, due to concerns over security and possible data mining. (The Hill)

It was a rough weekend for Major League Baseball as a bunch of games were postponed because players on different teams tested positive for COVID-19. But, Commissioner Rob Manfred vows that the league will keep playing this season — and hopes to make up the missed games with seven-inning double-headers.

Workout alert: According to a new study, weightlifting helps keep you from getting sick. Researchers found that added muscle mass revs up the immune system, which helps the body do a better job of fighting infections. (Inverse)

It can feel unnatural to quarantine. Keeping socially distant is difficult. The surge of new coronavirus cases is proof enough.
A study six years ago showed how much we are social creatures. Hundreds of test subjects were forced to sit alone with only their thoughts for 15 minutes. Most couldn’t tolerate the solitude.
When given the opportunity to end the experiment early, a quarter of the women and two-thirds of the men pulled the trigger and gave themselves an electric shock.
One of the researchers said, (quote) “When people spend time inside their heads, they’re markedly less happy. I think our mind is built to engage in the world. When we don’t give it anything to focus on, it’s kind of hard to know what to do.” (Science magazine)
My suggestion is to communicate often, digitally, with people you know and love.

Music News – Monday, August 3

The father of Britney Spears defended the conservatorship, which has made every major decision for the singer since 2008.
Jamie Spears stepped aside as the conservator due to a health crisis. His colon ruptured two years ago. Britney has a temporary conservator through August 22nd, when the family meets with a Los Angeles judge to determine how much longer she will have a conservator.
Jamie Spears called the #FreeBritney movement “a joke.” He told the New York Post, (quote) “All these conspiracy theorists don’t know anything. The world don’t have a clue. It’s up to the court of California to decide what’s best for my daughter. It’s no one else’s business. It’s private.”
The #FreeBritney crowd is concerned for her well-being and believes she’s being held against her will. They say she is not allowed to vote, drive or spend her money without permission. All her communications are closely “monitored.”  (New York Post)

Selena Gomez returned to Instagram on Thursday to apologize for ghosting her 180 million followers over the past few months.
She dropped a minute-long video in which she said that she’d been doing fine, but added, “I just think at the beginning of this year with everything going on, it felt a little insensitive to post things that may be joyful or celebratory. It was really hard for me.”But the time off has been productive. “I’ve taken the time to learn, truly learn about what’s going on, and I continue to make that my priority. I love you guys and I miss you, and there’s so many exciting things coming up that I can’t wait to share with all of you.”

Happy Headline from United Federal Credit Union – Friday, July 31

Members of the Salt Lake County Sheriff’s Office in Utah recently rescued a dehydrated man — and his 120-pound dog — and got them both to the bottom of a mountain safely.
The hiker and his dog, Leo, were hiking on Mount Olympus in hot weather when Leo began showing signs of dehydration on their hike.
The man tried to keep Leo cool and gave him water, but Leo wasn’t responding. The poor dog was done hiking.
So the man called for help.
Salt Lake County Sheriff’s Search and Rescue teams went up the mountain and worked their magic. They brought water for the man — and rescue equipment to carry the dog down the trail.
Arrangements were made with a local vet to see Leo as soon as he was off the mountain.
While it was a difficult adventure for everyone involved, the search and rescue team said that Leo seemed happy to get the help he needed and to finally be off the mountain. (KTSU-TV)

The Daily Dish – Friday, July 31

Today’s the day — Beyonce’s Black Is King is now streaming on Disney Plus.
A teaser for the new movie inspired by The Lion King features Beyonce’s daughter, eight-year-old Blue Ivy. The film is described as being a “celebration of Black excellence and culture.”

Matthew McConaughey is about to make his debut as an author.
The Oscar-winner has announced his first book, a memoir called Greenlights.
McConaughey says it was inspired by his lifelong habit of writing in a journal. In a statement, he describes Greenlights as “an album, a record, a story of my life so far.” He adds, “This is 50 years of my sights and seens, felts and figured-outs, cools and shamefuls. Graces, truths, and beauties of brutality. Getting away withs, getting caughts, and getting wets while trying to dance between the raindrops.”
Greenlights, which the star says is his “love letter to life,” publishes on October 20th.

We’ve been talking recently this week about Kim Kardashian visiting Kanye at their Wyoming ranch. But apparently, Kanye living in Wyoming without Kim isn’t anything new. Sources say the two have been living separate lives for some time.
An insider tells Us Weekly, “Kanye has been in Wyoming for the last year. Kim goes about once every five weeks and brings the kids. When together, things are fine between them but they haven’t been spending time together because he moved his life completely to Wyoming and that’s not where their life is, their family is, their kids are in school or the larger family is.”

Bryan Cranston revealed in a two-minute Instagram video that he had contracted COVID-19 and has recovered. He said, “I wanted to announce that I had COVID-19 a little while ago. Very lucky, very mild symptoms. So I thought maybe there’s something I can do, so I started a program [at UCLA Blood and Platelet Center] so hopefully the plasma donation can help some other people.”

Ellen DeGeneres has broken her silence on those allegations of a “toxic” workplace at her long-running talk show.
In a memo to staff, the host wrote that she will “correct” issues raised about behind-the-scenes goings-on of the show. She wrote, “As we’ve grown exponentially, I’ve not been able to stay on top of everything and relied on others to do their jobs as they knew I’d want them done. Clearly some didn’t. That will now change and I’m committed to ensuring this does not happen again.”
One of the changes includes firing the show’s executive producer, Ed Glavin.
The memo comes after staffers made allegations of both racism and intimidation. Earlier this week, it was reported that WarnerMedia hired a firm to investigate the show. (The Hollywood Reporter)

Furry Friends Friday with “Pixey” – July 31


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Coffee Talk from Honor Credit Union – Friday, July 31

Lots of topics were trending last night including:
Herman Cain: The former GOP presidential candidate has died from the coronavirus at 74.
John Lewis: The Civil Rights icon was memorialized Thursday at an Atlanta funeral by three former US Presidents, and the New York Times published an opinion piece Lewis wrote recently to be released on the day of his funeral, offering lots of inspiration for continuing his legacy of protecting democracy.
Los Angeles: A magnitude 4.2 earthquake hit the city but did no damage.
NBA: After going on hiatus because of the pandemic, the 2020 season restarted on Thursday.

This one hits close to home! Do you and your significant other argue about who will do the dishes? Apparently it’s a lot more common than you might think. A new survey has found that the average American household has 217 arguments a year – just over the dishes. That’s about 18 arguments a month about dishes and the dishwasher. And what are these arguments about?
  • Who should load and unload the dishwasher.
  • Pre-rinsing dishes before loading the dishwasher.
  • Leaving dishes in the sink to soak.
  • Leaving dirty dishes in the sink when the dishwasher is empty.

Brace yourself for a shortage of aluminum cans. It seems people are buying more canned beverages over the past several months and especially now — and the aluminum can industry is having trouble keeping up. No word yet on what exactly might happen to replace aluminum if it becomes very unavailable. (The Takeout) I’m guessing everything will likely be shipped in milk cartons.

Music News – Friday, July 31

Today’s the day Beyonce’s film Black Is King is now streaming on the Disney Plus service.
A teaser for the new movie inspired by The Lion King features Beyonce’s daughter, eight-year-old Blue Ivy. The film is described as being a “celebration of Black excellence and culture. This one is a must-see for Beyonce fans because she didn’t just make the music — Black Is King is written, directed and executive produced by the Queen Bey.

Lady Gaga and Ariana Grande teamed up for the smash hit “Rain on Me,” and now they’ll compete at this year’s MTV Video Music Awards — where they’ve each notched nine nods.
The superstars are actually co-nominated in several categories for that duet, including Song of the Year, Video of the Year, Best Pop and Best Collaboration. Ari will compete with herself in that last category, since she’s also nominated for the Justin Bieber collaboration “Stuck With U.”
The Weeknd and Billie Eilish snagged six nominations each, followed by Taylor Swift with five. Producers thought on their feet and added two new categories this year — for Best Music Video From Home and Best Quarantine Performance, the latter honoring a live appearance.

Shawn Mendes just got a girl’s name tattooed on his collarbone, but Camila Cabello didn’t mind too much — because the girl is Shawn’s little sister.
Tattoo artist Kane Navasard hit Instagram to show off the ink, which honors 16-year-old Aaliyah Maria, calling it “a sweet tribute.” Shawn is no stranger to capturing Aaliyah with body art, as he already has the letter ‘A’ behind his ear, as well as a tattoo of a sound wave of her and their parents saying “I love you”.

Happy Headline from United Federal Credit Union – Thursday, July 30

When the pandemic started, Alexandra LittleJohn of Denver, Colorado, started working with a company called Fresh Guys Produce, buying and selling boxes of produce that would have otherwise gone to waste.
She started buying food boxes filled with many items, including corn, oranges, apples, onions and eggs — and selling enough of them to pay her bills.
But then Alexandra went further, buying even more boxes and donating them to families in need.
Her effort — which she calls the LittleJohn Produce Box Project — helps everyone involved. It helps local food growers and reduces the waste of food. It also puts food on the table of those who need it most. And, it also encourages people to stay out of grocery stores, which reduces the risk of catching the virus.
It even generates money for charity groups with the produce project often donating nearly or all of their profits to organizations large and small.
Amazingly, Alexandra has sold more than 1,300 boxes and donated more than 460 boxes. She hopes this is just the beginning of even bigger things to come. (Washington Post)

The Daily Dish – Thursday, July 30

Actress Ashley Judd, daughter of Naomi Judd, can pursue a sexual harassment claim against Harvey Weinstein, an appeals court ruled on Wednesday.
A lower court had thrown out her claim because she wasn’t Weinstein’s employee at the time of their meeting.
In her decision, the judge said “their relationship consisted of an inherent power imbalance wherein Weinstein was uniquely situated to exercise coercion or leverage over Judd by virtue of his professional position and influence as a top producer in Hollywood.”
Judd claims that after she rebuffed his advances during a creepy encounter in a hotel room about 25 years ago, Weinstein blacklisted her in the film industry.
The case will now proceed on all claims.

Lori Loughlin and Mossimo Giannulli have sold a big house before heading to the big house.
The power couple unloaded their Bel-Air estate at a pretty big loss. Tinder co-founder Justin Mateen grabbed the 12,000-square-foot home for a steal at $18.75 million — that’s almost $10 million less than the $28,650,000 asking price. What’s even worse, Lori and Mossimo listed the property in 2017 for a whopping $35 million.
This comes a month after the couple’s sentencing in that college admissions scandal. Loughlin has already agreed to serve two months in prison while Mossimo has agreed to serve five months.

Ryan Reynolds has some good news about that missing teddy bear in Vancouver. The keepsake has been found!
The missing bear went viral on social media because of its sentimental value to a young woman named Mara, and Ryan used his platform to spread the word and offer a $5,000 reward.
Now, Mara has reunited with her pal, who went missing when her backpack was stolen. The stuffed animal has a special place in her heart because it contains a vocal recording from her late mother.
On Tuesday, Ryan tweeted, “In happier news… thank you everyone who searched high and low. To the person who took the bear, thanks for keeping it safe. Vancouver is awesome. #FoundMarasBear”

Coffee Talk from Honor Credit Union – Thursday, July 30

  • National Chili Dog Day
  • National Cheesecake Day
  • National Friendship Day
  • National Paperback Book Day
A good day to read a book, reach out to a friend, have a chili dog and then some cheesecake for dessert. Sounds like a pretty great day.

And since we’re talking about food…an unsurprising new survey has found that we’re turning to comfort food to get though these tough times. A survey by One Poll, on behalf of toothpaste company Sensodyne, found that 75% of respondents said they are eating more comfort food than ever before. 37% said they are eating their favorite comfort foods every day.
Here are the comfort foods we are turning to the most:
  1. Potato chips — 62%
  2. Ice cream — 59%
  3. Chocolate/candy — 58%
  4. Pizza — 56%
  5. Mac and cheese — 51%
  6. Pasta — 46%
  7. Mashed potatoes — 46%
  8. Chicken noodle soup — 36% (SWNS)

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Music News – Thursday, July 30

Kelly Clarkson joined the ranks of single ladies earlier this year… And she’s having trouble getting used to living without estranged hubby Brandon Blackstock.
A friend of Kel’s tells Life and Style“She’s lonely and sad. She’s finding her divorce more difficult to deal with than she anticipated. Kelly thought that moving forward with the divorce was the right thing to do at the time, but now that Brandon has filed documents responding to her petition, she’s having some regrets.”
While the star has been busy with her daily talk show, the insider adds, “It doesn’t help that the divorce is happening during a pandemic — it’s preventing her from seeing her friends in person and going out. She feels so alone and relies on social media comments from fans to cheer her up.”

Taylor Swift has agreed to change up her merchandise line after accidentally “borrowing” the name of a fashion label, also called “The Folklore.”
Amira Rasool, CEO of fashion brand The Folklore, noticed that Taylor’s album shared the name — but didn’t get upset until she noticed the styling of Tay’s logo looked a little too familiar. Rasool tells InStyle, “I had people who asked me, ‘Oh, did you collaborate with Taylor on these?’ They just assumed that it was a collaboration because of how similar the logos are.”
The designer had her lawyers get in touch with Taylor’s team, and got the matter resolved within 24 hours, with Tay dropping the “the” from the name.

Happy Headline from United Federal Credit Union – Wednesday, July 29

Three months ago, Dr. Grant Lashley — an ER physician from Louisiana — contracted coronavirus while working on the front lines.
He was on a ventilator for 39 days and spent weeks rehabbing.
Well, he pulled through and was recently reunited with his wife and three children.
Hospital staff cheered Dr. Lashley as he left the facility and hugged his family for the first time in 96 days.
Dr. Lashley called the ordeal “overwhelming,” but also described being able to walk out of the building “so exciting,” while thanking all the physical therapists for motivating him. (ABC News)

The Daily Dish – Wednesday, July 29

Leslie JonesLaverne CoxJosh Gad and Tatiana Maslany (Orphan Black) announced the nominations for the 72nd annual Emmy Awards yesterday morning. Jimmy Kimmel will host the live show September 20th on ABC.
Netflix grabbed a record 160 nominations, including nods for shows like OzarkThe CrownUnbelievableThe Kominsky Method and Dead to Me. HBO’s Watchmen received 26 nominations, and Amazon’s Marvelous Mrs. Maisel picked up 20 nominations. (Variety)
Check Emmys.com for a full list of nominations.

Johnny Depp’s libel case in the U.K. came to a close on Tuesday after three weeks of dramatic testimony.
Depp sued over an article in the Sun that called him a “wife-beater” during his short-lived marriage to Amber Heard.
In her closing submission, the attorney for News Group Newspapers, owner of the Sun, said, “There is no doubt that Mr. Depp regularly and systematically abused his wife.”
In his closing submission, the actor’s lawyer called Heard a “compulsive liar” and said, “At its very core, we say it demonstrates that she is the abuser, not Mr. Depp. He is no wife-beater.”
Outside the court on Tuesday, Heard said that it was “incredibly painful to relive the break-up” of her relationship and the “most traumatic and intimate details” of her life with Johnny. She added, “I stand by my testimony and I now place my faith in British justice.”
A ruling isn’t expected for several weeks.

Kim Kardashian lasted one day in Wyoming with Kanye West.
The mogul reunited with her hubby at their ranch on Monday, but by Tuesday morning she was back in Los Angeles. TMZ says Kim flew back “solo” following a “very difficult visit” that included her getting emotional and crying in a car with Kanye.
Kanye’s still at the ranch.
Kim and Kanye reunited Monday for the first time since his wild campaign rally in South Carolina last week and a few Twitter rants.