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Katy Perry might join the new ‘American Idol’

Today is...

National Chocolate Chip Day!

News of the Day:

+ Katy Perry is in talks with ABC about joining American Idol as a judge for the singing competition's reboot, and according to TMZ, the deal is almost closed. So, maybe we'll see her on the judge's panel when the show premieres, if she's not being cooked and eaten first.  


+ Paris Jackson, daughter of Michael Jackson, posted a powerful message about body shaming on Instagram. "Being naked is part of what makes us human," she wrote. "It's actually a beautiful thing and you don't have to make it sexual the way many hollywood stars (and the media) do. [N]ot only is your body a temple and should be worshipped as so, but also part of feminism is being able to express yourself in your own way, whether it's being conservative and wearing lots of clothes or showing yourself." Preach.

+ In Lee Park in Charlottesville, Virginia, on Saturday night, cops broke up a group of torch-wielding protestors, which drew comparisons to the Ku Klux Klan and were gathered in front of a statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee. They were chanting “You will not replace us,” “Russia is our friend,” and “Blood and soil.” Well-known white supremacist Richard Spencer was also there. 

+ Kim Kardashian shared a message of support for Planned Parenthood on Sunday, posting a photo of her and her sisters at the non-profit and captioning it with: "My sisters and I visited Planned Parenthood recently and learned that the House of Representative forced through a bill that strips health care coverage from millions of people and raises health care costs, including Planned Parenthood patients. They are such an amazing place that provides so much to so many! #istandwithpp."


+ Harry Styles had his first-ever solo show over the weekend and he made sure it was memorable. The former One Direction member covered Kanye West's  "Ultralight Beam," and it was actually really good. 

Deal of the Day:

Moda Operandi's spring sale launched and things are selling out fast! Check out their sale selection where everything is 50 percent off with the code FRIENDS. The sale runs through August and new items will be added throughout the summer, so you might want to bookmark this one. 

Advice of the Day:

"I am not a princess. I don't want to be referred to as a princess—I find that super creepy" —Melissa McCarthy 

GIF of the Day:

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He announced the news today

On Monday, Bernie Sanders announced that he is running for president again, after he lost the primary in 2016 to Hillary Clinton. And although he was very popular during the 2016 election, his announcement is drawing mixed reactions online.

Many of his previous supporters, including celebrities like Mark Ruffalo, were excited about him joining the 2020 race, voicing their support of his announcement.

But others seem to want him to disappear, even pretending not to know who he is. And these reactions have turned out, in some cases, to be hilarious.

The lack of excitement for his announcement may be because of the recent allegations of sexual assault which apparently occurred within his 2016 campaign, and which he claims he didn't know about. It could also be due to his base, who supported him even after he lost the primary to the detriment of Clinton's campaign.

Some are also calling out the fact that Clinton has been effectively shunned following her loss, while Sanders seems to be being welcomed back with open arms.



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The pieces will take your athleisure look to the next level

American Apparel just dropped its first activewear line since the brand's relaunch last year, and I can already tell that these looks are going to make up my entire summer wardrobe.

The new line, called FORWARD, offers a variety of styles in lightweight fabrics like flyweight satin, which is an imitation of boxing gear; lame tricot; and cotton Spandex. All of the fabrics feature a four-way stretch, making the clothes "suitable for training but also designed for life outside the gym."

With the collection, American Apparel also launched an inclusive campaign called How We Play, which shows a diverse range of models, including blind Paralympic runner David Brown and curvy yoga instructor Luisa Fonseca.

The collection's styles offer a wide range of looks which will fit with just about any aesthetic, whether you're going hard at the gym or looking for a casual off-day outfit. Personally, I'm excited about the iridescent looks and the rainbow patterned bra and bottoms, which I will definitely be rocking at Pride this year.

The entire line is also super-affordable, capping out at $48, with most products priced in the $20-to-$30 range. You can shop FORWARD collection online, now.