8@8: Your Morning Scoop

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Donald Trump is the next President of the United States

Today is...

National Go to an Art Museum Day!

News of the Day:

+ In a stunning upset (at least it was if you were paying attention to the polls), Donald Trump will be the next President of the United States of America. We will be covering this in more detail today. In the meantime, feel free to distract yourself with some less history-altering news below.

+ The Drake and Taylor Swift chronicle continues. Thanks to a quick trip to Petco, the rapper reportedly showered Swift's cats with luxurious gifts and is preparing to send her a sick designer bag for a place to keep her fluffy friends in while traveling. If that's not love (erm, friendship), we don't know what is.

+ White Knuckle may be the horror film you've been waiting for. Writer and director Xavier Coleman is currently raising money for his soon-to-be movie about a serial killer going after newcomers of a Brooklyn, New York neighborhood experiencing gentrification.

+ The results are in! Laura Vassar Brock and Kristopher Brock of the Brock Collection won top honors at this year's CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund competition. The husband-and-wife duo got to take home the coveted $400,000 prize. 

+ Charli XCX joins Rostam Batmanglij on his remix of the Jim-E Stack single "Deadstream." Check out the new track below.

+ As if we weren't already dreaming of a beach getaway, Mac Miller hangs out on the sand in his latest video for his The Divine Feminine track "Stay." Watch it now, below.

Deal of the Day:

Luanna Perez-Garreaud is one fashion blogger constantly trying new things, whether it's eclipting her hair or taking on the role of fashion designer. For her latest project, Perez-Garreaud launched a collection of seriously adorable graphic tees. While her blog was founded on this concept—she used to print her own graphics on her favorite vintage T-shirts—her new line will be accessible to her millions of readers. Head over to the website to purchase your own. 

Advice of the Day:

"I believe that the privilege of a lifetime is being who you are, truly being who you are." —Viola Davis

GIF of the Day:


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Which one, though?

Kim Kardashian is suing fast fashion retailer Missguided, claiming that the brand uses her image to spark interest in and sell its clothing. This lawsuit comes a few days after a theory, that she may be selling her own vintage clothing designs to fast fashion brands so that they can rip them off, made its rounds on the internet.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Kardashian's attorney Michael Kump writes that "Missguided systematically uses the names and images of Kardashian and other celebrities to advertise and spark interest in its website and clothing." Other celebrities that the brand has tagged on its Instagram include Cardi B and Dua Lipa, along with the other members of the Kardashian-Jenner family.

Kump uses the example of the Yeezy dress that Kim posted to Instagram, which was ripped off by the brand within a couple of hours. "Recently, for example, after Kardashian posted a photo on Instagram of a dress that was made for her... Missguided quickly responded with its own Instagram post... boasting that it would be ripping off the design within 'a few days,'" Kump continues. "Missguided purposefully inserted Kardashian's Instagram username (@KimKardashian) into its post to capitalize on her celebrity status and social media following in promoting the sale of its upcoming product."

Kump also draws attention to the fact that the brand uses Kardashian's name so much that it may lead others to believe that she works with the brand, which, he wants to make clear, she does not: "Missguided's U.S. website has included entire pages that are devoted solely to the sale of clothing inspired by Kardashian, and on which Kardashian's name and likeness are prominently used without her permission to promote the products."

Some are noting that it's suspicious that Kardashian is not suing Fashion Nova, as well, since the brand most recently ripped off a vintage Mugler gown that Kardashian wore. Though it may be harder for Kardashian to make any claims since timestamps have revealed that the dress was made before Kardashian premiered the dress.



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He previously claimed to be a victim of a hate crime

According to reports, actor Jussie Smollett has been arrested by the Chicago Police Department. As CNN outlines, he's facing a felony charge of disorderly conduct for allegedly filing a false report. If found guilty, he could face up to three years in prison.

The Empire star previously claimed that he was the victim of a racist and homophobic hate crime on January 29. He alleged that two masked men attacked him, tied a noose around his neck, poured bleach on him, and yelled, "This is MAGA country!" Brothers Abimbola and Olabinjo Osundairo were eventually arrested and brought in for questioning, during which news broke that one appeared on Empire and the other worked as Smollett's personal trainer. Now, according to both men and reports, it's being said that Smollett paid them to "orchestrate" the attack.

Smollett's attorneys, Todd Pugh and Victor Henderson, have issued a statement regarding their client's defense. "Like any other citizen, Mr. Smollett enjoys the presumption of innocence, particularly when there has been an investigation like this one where information, both true and false, has been repeatedly leaked," they told Deadline. "Given these circumstances, we intend to conduct a thorough investigation and to mount an aggressive defense."

If this is all true, this unfortunate turn of events should in no way take away from the fact that there is an abundant number of racially and sexually motivated attacks happening all of the time. They also still remain vastly underreported, so it's essential to listen to alleged victims, always.