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Designer Kate Spade Found Dead

Fashion designer Kate Spade was found dead Tuesday morning in her Upper East Side apartment, according to TMZ.  

New York Daily News reports that Spade was found by her housekeeper in her home on Park Ave. near E. 77th St. at about 10:20 a.m. Police sources say the 55-year-old hung herself in an apparent suicide. She was pronounced dead on the scene.  

According to the Associated Press, law enforcement officials say Spade left a note at the scene. Officials have not been authorized to divulge details of an ongoing investigation, and claimed they didn’t know what the note said. TMZ reports the note was addressed to Spade's 13-year-old daughter.  

Kate Spade New York, the fashion business named after Spade, currently has more than 140 retail shops and around the U.S., and more than 175 worldwide. 

RIP @katespadeny ❤️ The iconic designer has passed away at the age of 55. In the 1990s, Spade built a brand on the appeal of clothes and accessories that made women smile – You never know the struggles people are fighting. Be kind to everyone 🙏 If you or anyone you know is thinking about suicide, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or the Suicide Crisis Line at 1-800-784-2433.

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Aus aktuellem Anlass heute zwei Posts RIP 😢 #katespade wurde nur 55 Jahre alt. Sie war eine US-amerikanische Designerin sowie Namensgeberin und Miteigentümerin des von ihr mitgegründeten Modeunternehmens, dessen hochpreisige #Handtaschen durch die Fernsehserie Sex and the City international bekannt wurden. #news #trauer #abschied #handbag #mystyle #fashionaddict #accessories #instyle #nyc #fashion #mode #sexandthecity #bigapple #newyork

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Khole Kardashian Shares An Adorable Video Of Daughter True

Khloe Kardashian shared the cutest video of her baby True and she managed to catch her 7-week-old daughter in one adorable sneeze.

Major Changes To The Miss America Competition

The Miss America Organization announced it will ditch its tradition of having a swimsuit contest as part of the Miss America Pageant. Miss America Chairwoman Gretchen Carlson  announced the change on Good Morning America.

Here they are! The Miss Connecticut 2018 contestants have arrived! The vibes are high and I'm so excited for them all to experience the magic of pageant week! One of these young women will be the next Miss Connecticut!

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Gretchen Carlson, chairwoman of the Miss America Scholarship Organization announced major changes to Miss America this morning live on Good Morning America. There will no longer be a lifestyle and fitness (swimsuit) phase of competition and she will be “revamping” the evening wear (gown) phase as well. To me, this is eliminating tradition. Some of you may not have known this but in the 1920’s the Miss America pageant was originally JUST a swimsuit competition. It started with hopes of keeping tourists in Atlantic City past Labor Day. Not only did the swimsuit portion of competition represent tradition, it ALSO represented and shined light on strong, healthy, disciplined women who knew how to be confidently beautiful no matter their shape or size. Evening gown is tradition as well. With style being one of the four points of the Miss America crown, it gave ladies an opportunity to show their personal style through class, elegance and grace. Let’s be honest, neither of these phases of competition are the deciding factor to who necessarily deserves the job of a local, state or national title....it’s a woman’s work ethic, heart and intelligence that earn those jobs BUT swimsuit and gown are part of the journey. I will forever be thankful for The Miss America Organization because it helped shape me into the woman I am today. With that being said, I am PROUD to have worked hard and walked the Miss Connecticut and Miss America stage in both a swimsuit and gown. This was my own choice and the other 51 women I was lucky to compete with choice as well. #confidence #missamerica #swimsuit #gown #pageant #competition #fitnessmotivation

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Mariah Carey Takes A Bath In 

Cold Milk

It’s no secret that Mariah Carey has quite the reputation as a diva and we mean that in the best way possible.  While chatting about her upcoming U.K. Christmas tour with The Guardian, writer Simon Hattenstone decided to get to the bottom of some diva-ish rumors about Mariah Carey, including her bathing in milk. Yes, really.  While we’ve all heard that she likes to take a bath in mineral water, it turns out Mariah actually takes a bath in milk.

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