White House offers Nicki Minaj call to answer vaccine Qs
Biden-Nicki Minaj FILE - In this Sept. 11, 2018, file photo, Nicki Minaj attends the Oscar de la Renta show during Fashion Week in New York. The White House is offering to connect Minaj with one of the Biden administration’s doctors to address her questions about the COVID-19 vaccine. Minaj tweeted Wednesday that "the White House has invited me" and "yes, I'm going," but a White House official said the rapper was simply offered a call. Throughout the year, the White House has struggled to counteract resistance to getting a shot, particularly among younger and more Republican demographics. It has referenced a study by the Center for Countering Digital Hate, a nonprofit that studies extremism, that linked a dozen accounts to spreading the majority of vaccine disinformation on Facebook.wftv.com
The glam was back at the Golden Globes, albeit at a distance
And they were ready, style wise, as the Globes split hosts, with Amy Poehler at the Beverly Hilton and Tina Fey at the Rainbow Room in New York. Backstage after the show, Sudeikis told reporters he owns a multitude of hoodies but chose the one emblazoned with “Forward” on the front and “Listen + Lead” on the back as fitting for the unusual night. “I wanted to feel festive and go for it,” she told NBC. Sarah Paulson held her little black pooch on screen and Emma Corrin's fluffy white cat grabbed a moment for itself. AdLydia Marks, a New York set decorator, told The Associated Press the evening's technical challenges were many.
NY Fashion Week 2020: Pared down, and virtually all virtual
FILE - The Christian Siriano collection is modeled during Fashion Week in New York on Feb. 6, 2020. With no celebs in the front row, no paparazzi chasing models down the streets, no stiletto-heeled crowds and no live shows at all, is there even a point to doing Fashion Week in 2020? Is there even a point to doing New York Fashion Week in 2020? “Ultimately fashion is a business, and Fashion Week is a platform for designers to do business,” says Steven Kolb, chief executive of the Council of Fashion Designers of America, which organizes the semi-annual event. But this is really, really seismic.
Small business program scrutinized for loans to big firms
The PPP offered loans up to $10 million to companies with fewer than 500 employees. The most appealing aspect of the program: possible loan forgiveness if most of the money was spent on workers. But when the loans were first proposed, lawmakers described them as a rescue for small businesses and their employees. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin soon said the government would audit loans above $2 million, though some experts have their doubts. Aliera Companies, a private equity firm specializing in healthcare, got a $5 million to $10 million loan.
Christian Bale reportedly drops out of Steve Jobs biopic
Christian Bale reportedly drops out of Steve Jobs biopic Christian Bale had been announced in the role of Apple founder Steve Jobs for the upcoming biopic, but Bale reportedly dropped out of the project. Also, fashion and entertainment stars packed the memorial service for Oscar de la Renta. Suzanne Marques reports on the day's top entertainment news.cbsnews.com
Oscar de la Renta funeral scheduled for next week
Oscar de la Renta funeral scheduled for next week Late fashion designer Oscar de la Renta will be laid to rest in a private ceremony on Monday in New York City. Also, Barry Manilow sings with the greats on his new album "My Dream Duets." Suzanne Marques reports on the day's top entertainment news.cbsnews.com
10/21: Gov't auto-safety website leaving drivers in the dark; Fashion designer Oscar de la Renta dies
10/21: Gov't auto-safety website leaving drivers in the dark; Fashion designer Oscar de la Renta dies One day after the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration urged car owners to have exploding airbags immediately removed from their vehicles, the agency's website provided little information about the problem; and, the legendary fashion designer, whose fashions adorned some of the most famous women on the planet, has died after a long battle with cancer.cbsnews.com