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The FDA Made Kim Kardashian Take Down a Post Promoting a Morning Sickness Pill

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Kim Kardashian is no stranger to endorsing products of questionable quality (remember those Kardashian kredit kards she and her sisters pushed a few years ago?) but this time, the FDA is getting involved. The reality TV star posted an image to Instagram promoting DICLEGIS, a drug that is supposed to help with morning sickness. 

The drug may have worked for Kim (if she ever really used it) but the FDA took issue with the fact that the expectant mother failed to list any risks or side-effects in her online shoutout. “The social media post is false or misleading in that it presents efficacy claims for DICLEGIS, but fails to communicate any risk information,” the FDA wrote in a letter to the DICLEGIS company. The drug is one that the FDA does not recommend for women with certain sensitivities – it also can affect mental alertness and hasn’t been studied in women with extreme morning sickness, big risk factors that should have been mentioned in the post, which was removed soon after.

We get it: no one wants to read an Instagram post with a mile-long list of possible side-effects to a drug that’s supposed to help them. But it is quite irresponsible to peddle something to pregnant women without mentioning the risks. Sure, Kim’s just trying to make an extra dollar, but with great endorsement power comes great responsibility.

[via Washington Post]

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Lisa Hyde’s The Bachelor S3, Ep 5 Low-Down: ‘I Think You’re the Keen One, Buddy!’

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TAKE. THEM. DOWN!

Another super-competitive night on The Bachelor, although it is expected because they are all dating the same man. I can’t remember the girls from my season being this contentious, though.

Smiley aka Nina gets the single date and I couldn’t be more happy for her as she hasn’t been on a date yet. She seems completely down to earth and super lovely, and it’s totally clear Nina is here for all the right reasons. 

Now, this is awesome. Nina agrees to attempt a new world record for the longest on-screen kiss. Sam has a big grin on his face, because, well, this is Sam Wood we’re talking about, and on the sly tells us, “She’s Keen.” Did he forget that he organised this date? I think you’re the keen one, buddy! (more…)

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The Olsen Twins Respond to Lawsuit Filed by 40 Unpaid Interns

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Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen find themselves in the middle of a legal mess now that a class action lawsuit has been brought against them alleging that they failed to pay at least 40 interns, one in particular saying she was on call day and night when she interned at The Row.

Shahista Lalani claims that as a former design intern, she worked 50 hour weeks for the company “inputting data into spreadsheets, making tech sheets, running personal errands for paid employees, organizing materials, photocopying, sewing, pattern cutting, among other related duties.” Lalani says that she and the other interns were working not only without pay but without getting any kind of academic credit. “You’re like an employee, except you’re not getting paid,” she describes the work environment.

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Though Lalani has only nice things to say about the Olsens themselves, she believes the head of technical design exploited her labor. “I was doing the work of three interns. I was talking to her all day, all night. E-mails at nighttime for the next day, like 10 p.m. at night.”

It’s a story not unfamiliar to people in the fashion industry, and though internships are an important way to get your foot in the door for a career, if you’re going to have interns working full-time hours, they need to be compensated appropriately. We’ll be watching closely as this case unfolds.

UPDATE: A representative for the Olsen twins’ company, Dualstar Entertainment Group, has released a statement maintaining their innocence and saying the plaintiffs don’t have legs to stand on. “The allegations in the complaint filed against Dualstar are groundless, and Dualstar will vigorously defend itself against plaintiff’s claims in court, not before the media. Dualstar is confident that once the true facts of this case are revealed, the lawsuit will be dismissed in its entirety.”

[via Page Six, USA Today]

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ANTM’s Alex Sinadinovic Wants to Follow Guess Girl Simone Holtznagel’s Lead

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Who could forget Alex Sinadinovic? Not only was it almost impossible for her to take a bad photo on Australia’s Next Top Model Cycle 9, but she was also arguably the most entertaining girl, leaving us with many memorable moments while she was vying for the title.

Although there’s a whole bunch of impressive ANTM alumni for her to look up to, Alex reveals to theFashionSpot that she has her fingers crossed for a career like fellow Wollongong girl Simone Holtznagel. “If I follow her footsteps I’ll be on the right track,” she says. (more…)

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Emily Ratajkowski Teases in Zimmermann and Thigh-Highs

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The We Are Your Friends promo circuit has only just kicked off, but Emily Ratajkowski is already showing off her fashion know-how at media calls and on red carpets alike.

Taking all the attention away from co-star Zac Efron and his devilish good looks, Emily pulled out her guaranteed sex appeal in a white Fall 2015 Zimmermann shift.

While the roll neck and long sleeves aren’t typically risqué, teaming the piece with thigh-high Brian Atwood boots kept things balanced by showing off just a slither of skin.

Quite cleverly done, if you ask us. We can’t wait to see what conservatively sexy outfit she pulls out next.

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Jennifer Hawkins Rocked with Bad News Ahead of Myer Fashion Launch

Jennifer Hawkins walks Myer fashion parade

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Model Jennifer Hawkins hasn’t had the easiest month so far, after she received news last week that her mother, Gail, was diagnosed with kidney cancer.

Jennifer’s manager confirmed the news to The Daily Telegraph (via Daily Mail Australia), saying, “Jen and her family are shocked at the news but know that Gail is in the best of hands.”

Gail is set to have surgery to remove one of her kidneys in Newcastle tomorrow, on the same date that Jennifer is due to walk the Myer Spring 2015 catwalk as the department store’s ambassador. (more…)

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