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Amazon Prime Day Is Just a Ploy to Get More Prime Customers

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Amazon is turning 20 and to celebrate the milestone, it’s putting a bunch of products up for sale, as one does. Amazon is all set to launch Prime Day at midnight on July 15 and is promising more deals than on Black Friday

Amazon is clearly hoping to start another major sale shopping day, smack dab in the middle of summer. Of course, it remains to be seen if Amazon’s Prime Day sales can surpass those of Black Friday, but the e-tailer is going to try its darndest. Amazon is promising deals starting at midnight and continuing all day long with new bargains popping up every 10 minutes. The catch: you have to have Amazon Prime to participate. So, If you’re one of the people who were charged $99 after you forgot to cancel your free trial subscription, think of this as a consolation for your absent-mindedness. 

If you don’t have Amazon Prime, don’t worry. The retailer is out here trying to make some money and they would never leave potential customers out of the loop. You’ll be able to sign up for a free trial to participate. If this sounds like a ploy to get more people signed up to Amazon Prime, you wouldn’t be too far off. Entrepreneur notes that Prime members spend on average of $1,500 a year, while nonmembers shell out only $625. So, though they might lose a few people who choose not to pay the $99 membership fee past the free trial, they will undoubtedly gain a few new members, which in the end, makes them money. 

Either way, deals to rival Black Friday sound quite enticing to us. As for everyone else, we will just have to see how much Prime Day actually catches on with the masses.

[Entrepreneur, Business Wire]

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This Weather Man Knows a Surprising Amount of Taylor Swift Lyrics

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It was raining Taylor Swift references during a recent weather forecast on US TV network FOX 5, after an enthusiastic weatherman decided to shake off his regular meteorological projections for a special Swift-themed update.

Mike the Weather Man outed himself as a fully fledged Swifty by filling his weather forecast for Tay Tay’s forthcoming concert at Nationals Park with a storm of lyrics inspired by none other than T-Swizzle.

Mike delivered some good news for his fellow Swifties who feared they might not be “Out Of The Woods” when it came to the impact of wet weather on the night’s show, informing them that the rain would keep cruisin’, can’t stop, won’t stop movin’ on past the concert area.

His forecast even caught the attention of Her Swiftiness, who posted on Twitter: “Never change, Mike the weather man. Never change.”

We’re with Tay on this one. 

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Margot Robbie Talks About Her Pet Rat and People Reacting to Her Age for ELLE US

Margot Robbie ELLE cover

Cedric Buchet for ELLE

In case you’ve been living under a rock, everyone’s got serious Margot Robbie fever right now. After her breakout role in The Wolf of Wall Street, her acting career has only gone onwards and upwards.

As expected, the more we see of this beautiful blonde on our screens, the more we want to know about her personal life. By gracing ELLE US‘ August 2015 cover, we’ve been delivered a good dose of Margot info to keep us satisfied. (more…)

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Link Buzz: New York Times Responds to Serena Williams Body Shaming Article, Nicolette Mason Gets Her Own Collection

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  • The New York Times is backtracking a bit on the article they ran about Serena Williams’ beautifully muscular body. [NYT]
  • Legendary model Iman on how her days as a brown girl in fashion helped inspire her successful cosmetics line. [V Magazine]
  • 50 Cent filed for bankruptcy and no, we’re not going to make a joke about him having only 50 cent to his name. [WSJ]
  • Fox is finally going to make Duff beer a real thing. [Grubstreet]
  • Jennifer Hudson is New York & Co.’s latest face. [WWD]
  • MIA just released a new short film set to music and there is a lot of sword spinning and rapid foot moving. [EW]
  • Nicolette Mason is teaming up with Addition Elle on a new dress collection. [@additionelle]

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David Sims Photographs 6 Covers for LOVE Magazine’s Fall/Winter 2015 Issue (Forum Buzz)

By now, you’re no doubt truly sick of seeing Kim Kardashian‘s nude derrière inside the current issue of LOVE magazine. Thankfully, the title is now gearing up for the release of its Fall/Winter 2015 edition and continues to tease us with previews. Earlier today, we took a first peek at the finished and final set of covers, which feature Gisele Bündchen, Carolyn Murphy, Cher, Florence Welch, Mia Goth and C-3PO (yes, the robot character from Star Wars), who are all captured solo on their own covers. Each subject was photographed by David Sims and styled by Katie Grand.

Our forums were left divided. “At least there are no Kardashians/Jenners on the cover,” appreciated jnobis.

LOVE is just too desperate and irrelevant right now,” slandered Creative, unwilling to give support.

In agreement was KissMiss: “I hate all these covers. There’s always something so pretentious about this magazine…”

Oxymore wasn’t ecstatic either, adding, “I hate the masthead this time.” Oh, dear.

Discussion soon shifted toward Gisele’s unusual and unsuspecting cover. “Gisele looks really good here. It’s easy to forget that behind the fembot look is a truly versatile supermodel,” enthused an impressed GivenchyHomme.

“Gisele’s cover is so wonderful! Always love seeing her in a more high fashion concept. Also love Carolyn and Florence. Plus, Mia’s face is just precious!” continued Nepenthes.

Also showing enthusiasm was thiago:): “I know LOVE is a quite pretentious publication but I can’t help but love all the covers so far. I could have them all, seriously. Love how raw they look.”

Which will you be hunting down, if any? Share your sentiments and await the content here.

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Kristen Stewart Gets the Photoshop Treatment on Marie Claire (Forum Buzz)

As the new issues of our favorite glossies continue to drop, Marie Claire is the latest to hit our forums. Kristen Stewart makes an appearance on the mag’s August offering, captured by Tesh against a white backdrop for the fairly simple and straightforward cover image. Styled by Alison Edmond, Kristen carries herself perfectly wearing a Carven sweater teamed with a pair of G-Star RAW jeans. Easy dressing? We’re on board.

US Marie Claire August 2015 Kristen Stewart by Tesh

IMAGE: MARIECLAIRE.COM

“Years have passed after Twilight and yet here she is still looking like a vampire. Oh well. I wish the masthead was behind her tho,” said MON, kicking us off after the cover broke earlier today.

“Old dead eyes is back. The inside pics are a lot better though. God, I don’t know why but a wave of nostalgia rushed over me when seeing this cover. It really has been a while now since the Twilight phenomenon hasn’t it?” asked A.D.C.

Also unimpressed was HeatherAnne, who declared, “Too much Photoshop, she doesn’t need all that smoothing.”

Forum member burbuja8910 questioned, “I don’t get why she got so many covers, I mean is she promoting something?”

As a couple of Kristen’s images from her cover story surfaced, things started to look up. “Her editorial looks nothing like the cover, and that’s good,” said Benn98.

“The edit looks good,” justaguy simply stated in agreement.

US Marie Claire August 2015 Kristen Stewart by Tesh

IMAGES: MARIECLAIRE.COM

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