Fashion mogul Peter Nygard accused of sex trafficking, drugging and raping teen girls
NEW YORK — Rags-to-riches garment business legend Peter Nygard was accused of trafficking underage “girlfriends” to satisfy his sexual peccadilloes and lure new victims to drug-fueled “pamper parties” at his beachfront home in the Bahamas, a lawsuit alleged Thursday.The lawsuit, filed in Manhattan Federal Court, alleges that the 76-year-old Nygard raped seven teenage girls, ages 14 to 16, at his private Nygard Cay getaway in the Bahamas — with some of the terrified teens drugged before they were sexually assaulted.Among the guests at Nygard’s luxury property over the years was Prince Andrew, w...
New York Daily News
Home-sewn clothes are making a comeback. But is it too late for dying fabric stores?
Fabric stores that sell threads, buttons and materials for making clothes are dwindling in San Diego, with owners shuttering their shops citing waning interest from customers.The disappearance of fabric stores is probably not a shock to outsiders — in the age of fast fashion, who still makes their own clothes? But sewing garments at home is — surprisingly — not dead.While fabric stores of yesteryear are falling off the map, a new industry is rising up to meet the modern demands of young “sewists” — a relatively new term that describes anyone who sews. And these businesses look quite different ...
The San Diego Union-Tribune
Lori Loughlin accuses feds of 'improperly' hiding evidence in college admissions case
Lori Loughlin and Mossimo Giannulli are returning fire in their college admissions bribery case, saying new “core” evidence coughed up this week shows they were scammed by bad actors.In a furious Friday filing, the couple blasted prosecutors for “improperly” waiting until Tuesday night to hand over the key “exculpatory” evidence allegedly owed to them since May.The “Full House” actress and her fashion designer husband — accused of paying $500,000 to get their two daughters into the University of Southern California as rowing recruits even though they didn’t participate in the sport — even clai...
New York Daily News
To hawk products, Meghan Markle should look to Angelina Jolie's perfume example, royal expert says
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry face a great deal of uncertainty about their future, but also a literal wealth of opportunities.Will they actually settle down in Canada, or could they decide that Los Angeles is a better base for their new non-royal careers? And speaking of their careers, how will they earn a living? Could it be through lucrative speaking gigs and TV and production deals, in the style of Barack and Michelle Obama?Yes, all those possibilities are on the table, according to Canadian journalist and royal expert Elaine Lui, speaking on the HeirPod podcast with Omid Scobie, ABC’s roy...
The Mercury News
What Lori Loughlin knew: New documents illuminate alleged role in faking daughters' USC athletic profiles
SAN JOSE, Calif. — In November 2017, Lori Loughlin’s daughter Olivia Jade Giannulli received the kind of news that any college-bound high school senior dreams of: A letter from the admissions dean at a top college saying: “I am pleased to inform you … ”The letter was from the University of Southern California. But something in the letter should have stood out to Olivia Jade Giannulli, as well as to her TV actress mother and father, Mossimo Giannulli.This “something” has certainly stood out to federal prosecutors, according to newly released documents in federal court. To them, it is yet more e...
The Mercury News
'Bad Wig Bandit' is hitting NC banks, FBI says. Social media blasts his fashion sense
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A serial bank robber is prowling the Charlotte area and federal investigators say he is unmissable due to his questionable fashion choices.In two of robberies, the man tried unsuccessfully to dress like a female, the FBI says. In a third case, nobody is sure what he was trying to pull off, though the look has been likened to a Wookiee from “Star Wars.”The “Bad Wig Bandit,” as the FBI is calling him, has hit three banks in three weeks and “in each robbery, the suspect wore a different wig,” the agency said in a news release.Investigators say he struck a bank in Huntersville on...
The Charlotte Observer
Network of podcasts offer a place women can go to be 'understood, encouraged and uplifted'
Once she turned 40, Twila Dang noticed a shift.Everything she read, watched or listened to seemed to carry the same message: She needed fixing.“It was like, ‘I can get rid of those crow’s feet.’ ‘I can help you lose 10 pounds and get rid of those grays.’ ”The catch? “There was nothing wrong with me!” said the Bloomington, Minn. mom of three and former radio host. “If anything, I was actually the most confident I’d ever been and the most comfortable in my skin.”Conversations with friends and acquaintances convinced her other women felt the same way.“I started saying, ‘There should just be somet...
Star Tribune (Minneapolis)
2019 was the year of Body Positivity. Thanks, Lizzo
Whether we’re talking the end of the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show or the rise of Rihanna’s Savage X Fenty lingerie, 2019 will be remembered as the year of body positivity.Not only were fleshy frames regularly advertised in the once-skinny-only world of lacy unmentionables. They also were lauded at awards shows as women with everyday figures like Queen Latifah and Chrissy Metz walked red carpets in generous Christian Siriano confections. We watched, unfazed, as full-figure women on television dramas enjoyed full love lives — and nice wardrobes — from Metz’s postpartum Kate on “This Is Us” to ...
The Philadelphia Inquirer
Mo Rocca wants better obituaries for these dead celebrities
Death, be not proud. But for the sake of the dearly departed, please give them a worthy obituary.Mo Rocca, the “CBS Sunday Morning” correspondent and all-around expert at making learning entertaining, is a self-admitted fan of obits of the famous. So much so, in fact, that his new book, “Mobituaries: Great Lives Worth Reliving,” revisits celebrities who deserved a better send off and remembers some forgotten heroes.Oh, and there’s also a fond death notice for the American station wagon, 1949-2011, a vehicle gone too soon. Ford Country Squire circa 1979, we hardly knew ye.It’s familiar turf for...
Detroit Free Press