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Legendary Fashion Designer Oscar de la Renta Passes Away At Age 82

Mon, Oct 20, 2014 | Filed in: L. A. Glam / Fashion


Today the world lost one of the most iconic fashion designers ever to exist, Oscar de la Renta. He was 82 years-old, according to ABC News.

The Dominican Republic-born designer had cancer in 2006 and more recently was reported as looking quite frail.

He made his mark in the 1960's, dressing Jacqueline Kennedy and launched his ready-to-wear label in 1965. His elegant designs were seen on superstars from Oprah Winfrey to Sarah Jessica Parker, Jennifer Garner and more recently, Amal Clooney, who wore his wedding dress down the aisle.

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NFL Week 7 Recap: Peyton Manning Breaks Historic NFL Record

Mon, Oct 20, 2014 | Filed in: Health/Sports Fitness

Peyton Manning

Photo Courtesy: © Gabriel Christus/ Denver Broncos

Greatness is seldom appreciated during the moment. The term, “living legend” is often overused, but not in the case of the 38-year old athletic phenom Peyton Manning, who is a special breed of quarterback; someone whose statistical greatness and character is unquestioned. Last night he added another record to his future-Hall of Fame resume, and another level to the measure of his greatness.

In the Denver Broncos 42-17 victory over the San Francisco 49ers, Manning threw the 509th touchdown pass of his career, surpassing Brett Favre as the NFL’s all-time leader.

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The Highly Anticipated Apple Pay: What To Know Before Its U.S. Launch

Mon, Oct 20, 2014 | Filed in: Electronics

Apple PayPhoto Courtesy: Apple

The buzzed-about Apple Pay is launching in the U.S. on Monday, October 20th. We already have easy-payment apps, such as Venmo and banking mobile pay programs. So before Apple Pay reveals itself to all iPhone and iPad users, let's see if and how AP is different from the rest.

First, how do you get it? The new service will be enabled by a free software update to iOS 8. “Our team has worked incredibly hard to make Apple Pay private and secure, with the simplicity of a single touch of your finger,” said Eddy Cue, Apple’s senior vice president of Internet Software and Services.

The main goal and feature is for the progam to wipe away any worries of fraud or bank info security breaches. How does it do that, you may ask?

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The Vatican Has A Change Of Heart Regarding The Gay Community

Mon, Oct 20, 2014 | Filed in: Breaking News

vaticanThe words of the Catholic church in Rome have changed significantly since last week's interim report from the Vatican. Initially, the report written under Pope Francis said that gays and lesbians "need to be welcomed and accompanied with patience and delicacy" and that they "have gifts and qualities to offer to the Christian community."

Church leaders added, "homosexuals have gifts and qualities to offer the Christian community."

Things changed on Saturday. Catholic bishops revised their thoughts, saying that "people with homosexual tendencies must be welcomed with respect and delicacy," but repeated church teaching that marriage is only between man and woman. The paragraph failed to reach the two-thirds majority needed to pass.

In other words, the warm welcome is a much colder one.

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Box Office: Brad Pitt's "Fury" Beats "Gone Girl"

Mon, Oct 20, 2014 | Filed in: Film

"Fury" movie review by Adrian Vina - LATF USA

According to Rentrak, "Gone Girl" remains a global phenomenon leading the worldwide weekend box office with $38 million and crosses the $200 million mark in 58 territories, while "Dracula Untold" corners the horror market in 56 markets across the globe and brings its total to over $136 million. Notably "The Book of Life" opens its box office chapter in 20 territories and takes fourth place with a solid $25.6 millionworldwide debut.

1. Fury - Sony - $23.5M

2. Gone Girl - 20th Century Fox - $17.8M

3. The Book Of Life - 20th Century Fox - $17.0M

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