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Investigation Finds Many of Walmart’s Made in the USA Products Come from China


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There is nothing more American than Walmart and nothing more American than outsourcing jobs to other countries. Walmart made a big fuss about its “Made in the USA” initiative, a project in which it promised to invest $250 billion over 10 years to support American-made products. But it seems that Walmart isn’t being completely honest about where its USA-crafted wares are coming from. 

Truth in Advertising found over 100 items on the Walmart website labeled as “Made in the USA” were made overseas — and it wasn’t too difficult to unearth Walmart’s missteps. The organization said that many of these American-made pieces were made in China – and the proof was all right there on the packaging.

Walmart claims that the mislabeling is just a simple coding mistake and is trying to downplay the gravity of the situation: “Based on our initial internal review, we believe these errors are limited to a small percentage of items and we are confident in the overall integrity of the information on our Web site,” they said. Walmart intends to correct these mistakes by July 9 – and Truth in Advertising will be checking the site to make sure everything is accurate.

Walmart is apparently making a lot of money off “Made in the USA” pieces, according to Bonnie Patten, Truth in Advertising’s executive director. “Studies show Americans want to buy Made in the U.S. products and are willing to pay more for them. When Wal-Mart slaps that label on a product, it boosts the sales. It’s disingenuous for them to say this is all coding errors.”

[via WWD]

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Channing Tatum Dances for Vanity Fair’s August Cover (Forum Buzz)

We didn’t expect the already-iconic Caitlyn Jenner cover of Vanity Fair to vanish from newsstands so quickly, but the title dropped its August 2015 cover earlier this week, along with an entertaining video and some previews of the cover story. Channing Tatum had the honor of being photographed by Annie Leibovitz for the occasion, showing off his dances moves to promote Magic Mike XXL.

Vanity Fair August 2015 Channing Tatum by Annie Leibovitz


“They’re promoting Magic Mike and yet we only see the arms? There’s nothing sexy about this. And it doesn’t even look like him,” MON complained right away.

Steddycam91 wasn’t exactly jumping for joy either, ranting, “I like Channing, but this is already his THIRD time on Vanity Fair. I mean, come on. And he seems like a nice and funny guy, but I’m sure the story is going to be boring as. His stripper past has been thoroughly exhausted at this point.”

“So bored of Annie’s work and, nothing against Channing, but he’s on the cover again?” questioned justaguy in agreement.

Yet not everyone was so disappointed. “I mean sure it’s safe, but look at those arms. For me, arms can be as sexy as seeing a man shirtless, or even more so! His best cover for them,” enthused a satisfied Miss Dalloway.

“Once again, Vanity Fair has another hit cover on their hands. Channing Tatum looks hot and sexy without having to show his chest, etc. Also, Annie is on a roll at VF,” raved RanThe, projecting a different attitude inside the thread.

The accompanying video is sure to put a smile on your face. Check it out below and drop us a comment here.

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New Website Matches Kim Kardashian’s Outfit to the Weather

Kim Kardashian: wife, mother, selfie expert and now, weather guru. The reality TV star’s many outfits inspired, a new website that will tell you the weather in your city and match it with a look from Kim. “Rain or shine, Kim Kardashian has the outfit,” the website reads. Traveling abroad? You can even enter in the names of other cities to see what the weather is like – and, of course, what you should wear according to Ms. Kardashian.

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From New York and Paris to Nairobi and Kingston, Kim Kardashian has the perfect look no matter the temperature or precipitation. If anything, the site is a testament to just how much the reality star is photographed and how many (black and white) outfits she wears. Check it out here.

[h/t ELLE]

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Don’t Mess with Rihanna: ‘Bitch Better Have My Money’ Video Drops and It’s Rated TV-MA

Rihanna is helping us all start off our Fourth of July weekends right by blessing us with her new music video for Bitch Better Have My Money. The defiance and aggression of the banger is echoed in the accompanying video, in which we see a murderous Riri get her revenge on some bitch (her accountant) who was handling her money all willy-nilly. 

The video has all the trappings of a baller summer blockbuster. There is murder, torture, kidnapping and, in true Riri style, plenty of marijuana smoking. Make no mistake – the video is really intense, so much so that it comes with its own rating, TV-MA. Also of note: Rihanna is flanked by a stylish duo, making this one of the most badass girl crews we’ve seen in a while. 

Sure, the video is violent, but trust us, it’s good. Watch Riri get her revenge – and her money – in the video above. 

[via Rihanna YouTube]

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Australia’s Next Top Model Cycle 9 Winner Announced in Teeth-Gritting Finale

Lucy MArkovic and Brittany Beattie grand final

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After many fabulous weeks of photo shoots and absurd challenges which sent every Australia’s Next Top Model contestant to their emotional limits, a winner has been crowned.

Victoria’s Brittany Beattie, the same “truck driver” who walked Jean Paul Gaultier‘s Paris runway, has beaten Lucy Markovic in tonight’s finale, based on their last shoot of the competition with ELLE Australia magazine. (more…)

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Ruby Rose Hints at Joining ‘The Fast and the Furious’ Franchise

Ruby Rose

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Ruby Rose is just getting warmed up in her quest for world domination. The gender-fluid breakout star of Orange Is The New Black set hearts ablaze with her role as Stella Carlin in the latest series of the Netflix prison drama, and created nothing short of a cultural phenomenon with just one wink.

Her winning streak could continue on the big screen, with the Aussie beauty revealing she is in talks to appear in an upcoming film. Connecting the dots from previous interviews, could she be hinting at the The Fast and the Furious franchise? 

Ruby dished to OK! magazine that the last audition she had before landing her role in OITNB was for the Furious 7. But, unfortunately, she was overlooked for the role due to her likeness to a certain Canadian, bad-boy pop star who happens to be on Australian shores at the moment. She revealed, “They didn’t want me because one of the main guys said I looked like Justin Bieber!”  (more…)

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