Judge Rules That Same-Sex Marriages Can Start Happening Immediately In Chicago! Windy City For The Win!
It's official! Start popping that champagne, Chicagoans! A federal judge just ruled that same-sex couples can start getting married immediately in the Chicago area, pushing it forward from the June 1st date mandated in the Illinois bill that legalized same-sex marriage in the state. Because the bill passed by only one vote in November, it didn't have the requisite yeas to put it into effect before June 1st. However, after the ACLU and Lambda Legal won a lawsuit in December, which granted same-sex couples where one of the partners had a terminal illness the right to marry, they sought to have all gay couples the right to marry ASAP in Cook County, which they just won!
Jack White Is More Disturbed Than Anybody Else At Wrigley Field By The Chicago Cubs' World Series Drought
Something's got Jack White shaken. While seemingly enjoying himself the rest of the time, the former White Stripes rocker was caught positively glowering at Wrigley Field last night while watching the Chicago Cubs take on the San Diegro Padres. sitting a few rows over or he's preparing to open a musical barbershop above a meat pies purveyor in London purely for the purpose of cutting throats. Either way, he's in the running to become the face of a million Cubs fans if the team once again fails to make the post-season. Otherwise, White's got every reason to look happy. The Grammy-winning artist is getting rave reviews for his second studio album, Lazaretto, his Third Man Records imprint is venturing into book publishing, and the Cubs won, 6-0!
Twitter's Diversity Report: Women Make Up 30% Of Workforce
Twitter released its workforce diversity numbers on Wednesday, which showed that like its tech peers, its employees are mostly white males. About 30% of Twitter’s overall global workers are women. In technical jobs, that number drops to 10%. Only 2% of Twitter’s U.S. workers are black and 3% Hispanic or Latino. In contrast, 59% of its workforce is white and 29% is Asian. Twitter only gave ethnicity figures for U.S. workers.
Wisconsin Governor Race Remains In A Dead Heat Despite Probe
A poll showed on Wednesday, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, who is seeking re-election in November, has not seen any significant drop in his support since the release of documents on a probe into possible illegal campaign financing. The first-term Republican governor received 46 percent support, while his likely Democratic challenger, Mary Burke, got 45 percent support. In June, a U.S. appeals court unsealed hundreds of documents that showed state prosecutors accusing Walker and others of participating in a broad plan to circumvent the state's campaign finance laws during recall elections in 2011 and 2012. Neither Walker, a potential Republican White House hopeful in 2016, nor anyone else has been charged in the investigation launched in August 2012 under a Wisconsin law that requires such probes to be conducted in secret.
Philippine Province Proves Mass Storm Deaths Can Be Avoided
Nearly 100 people were killed in the Philippines last week when Typhoon Rammasun roared through, raising doubts about efforts to end the heavy tolls from storms that are only expected to get more intense as the global climate changes. But in Albay province, which bore the brunt of the strongest storm in the new typhoon season, no one was killed, proving that deaths can be prevented provided there is the will to force people to do what is necessary to save their own lives.
U.S. To Internet Providers: We Are Watching Your Speed Promises
U.S. communications regulators on Wednesday reminded Internet service providers to promise consumers only the speed and quality of service that they actually deliver, or face penalties. In an advisory, the Federal Communications Commission urged both fixed and wireless Internet service providers (ISPs) to comply with regulations that say the companies must be clear and accurate in the information they tell consumers about their broadband services.
Roland Mouret X Banana Republic Video Campaign
This summer, Californian brand Banana Republic has recruited Roland Mouret for a sexy capsule collection. The first images of the campaign starring Karolina Kurkova were unveiled this week. Nicknamed the "master of the dress," Mouret is set to shake up a lot of wardrobes with this limited edition capsule collection. First announced back in April, Banana Republic has now revealed the first promotional visuals for the line, fronted by Kurkova. Mouret explained that the "common goal" of the collection was to offer "incredible fit" through various styles and offer "modern women" a selection of "multi-functional" pieces to "accessorize in her own way." The line will be available from August 7.
'Orange Is The New Black,' So A Michigan Jail Needs New Jumpsuits
Orange may be the new black on Netflix, but not at the Saginaw County Jail in Saginaw, Michigan. Sheriff William Federspiel said he started buying new black-and-white jumpsuits for inmates after the traditional orange jumpsuits — featured in the Netflix dramedy series Orange Is the New Black — became "cool." Federspiel told M-live, "It's because as you see shows on television, like Orange Is the New Black, some people think it's cool to look like an inmate of the Saginaw County Jail with wearing all-orange jumpsuits out at the mall or in public. It's a concern because we do have our inmates out sometimes doing work in the public, and I don't want anyone to confuse them or have them walk away." Federspiel said that some people in Saginaw had even put "Property of the Saginaw County Jail" on the back of their fake jumpsuits, though it wasn't clear just how many people enjoyed looking like prisoners at the mall.
'Sinister Six' Spinoff To Come Next For Spider-Man
The Spider-Man franchise will detour next with a "Sinister Six" spinoff in 2016, pushing "The Amazing Spider-Man 3" to 2018. Sony's Columbia Pictures announced its updated schedule for the web-slinger Wednesday. By ordering "Sinister Six" ahead of the next "Spider-Man" movie, the studio hopes to expand the franchise with the group of Marvel super-villains. No date has been set for the other offshoot in development, "Venom.
Just When You Thought Chris Pratt Couldn't Get Any Dreamier, He French Braided A Girl's Hair During An Interview
Here's a new fantasy to add to your Chris Pratt spank bank: You're alone in a romantic location—but not cheesy romantic, sexy romantic . In this scenario, he's not married to Anna Faris , because stealing another woman's husband is wrong. And with the tenderest of touch...he leans in...and French braids your hair. Yo, Chris Pratt can French braid really well! He can French the hell out of a braid! And he did just that for one lucky intern during a recent Entertainment Tonight interview.