Good News! Joe Jackson Is Out Of Intensive Care!

Joe Jackson is out of the woods!

After Joe suffered a stroke on his 87th birthday while vacationing in Brazil, he was confined to intensive care at Albert Einstein Sao Paulo hospital. Sources say Jackson has been moved to a regular room and that he’s slowly regaining his motor skills.

Janet Jackson, who postponed production on her Unbreakable tour, has stood vigil by her father’s beside since the incident. When the patriarch is well enough to fly, he’ll travel with Janet to Los Angeles where he’ll recover for the long term.

[ Related: Janet Postpones Production Of HerUnbreakable Tour To Be By Father Joe's Bedside ]

Now that the 87-year-old is starting to walk again, we don’t doubt he’ll make a full recovery. Get better, Joe!

[Image via WENN.]

Xcar tosses the Lotus Evora 400 around in the rain

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Xcar checks out the Lotus Evora 400 to see if the sports car can take the fight to Porsche.

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Pacific Rim free trade talks unlikely to end in deal: sources

US Trade Rep. Michael Fromam heads a meeting at the TPP in Lahaina, HawaiiBy Ami Miyazaki and Krista Hughes LAHAINA, Hawaii (Reuters) – Talks on a Pacific Rim free-trade pact are unlikely to end in a final deal, sources involved in the negotiations said on Friday, with a dispute between Japan and the United States over autos, New Zealand digging in over trade in dairy products and no agreement on monopoly periods for next-generation drugs. Trade ministers from the 12 nations negotiating the Trans-Pacific Partnership, which would stretch from Japan to Chile and cover 40 percent of the world economy, delayed until 4 p.m. local time (10 p.m. ET) a news conference originally scheduled for 1:30 p.m. on the Hawaiian island of Maui. Australian Trade Minister Andrew Robb said the problem lay with the "big four" economies of the United States, Canada, Japan and Mexico.


Patriots Reveal Email Exchange with NFL over Deflategate Inaccuracies

The contentious relationship between the New England Patriots and National Football League has taken a turn. The defending Super Bowl champions have posted emails highlighting what they claim is misinformation over certain media reports stemming from Deflategate.

Patriots general counsel Robyn Glaser and NFL general counsel Jeff Pash had a long email exchange covering the days of February 18 and 19, which has been posted on WellsReportContext.com.

Key points in the email discussion include an exchange stating that reporting done by the media would “irreparably damage our brand and reputation.”

Specifically, Glaser highlighted a February report by Outside the LinesKelly Naqi claiming locker-room attendant Jim McNally “tried to introduce an unapproved special teams football” into the AFC Championship Game against Indianapolis.

Glaser also singled out a report by ESPN’s Chris Mortensen, which claimed the NFL found 11 of the 12 footballs used by New England against the Colts were significantly underinflated.

“The investigation found the footballs were inflated 2 pounds per square inch below what’s required by NFL regulations during the Pats’ 45-7 victory over the Indianapolis Colts, according to sources,” Mortensen wrote.

One email written by Patriots vice president of media relations Stacey James to NFL spokesman Greg Aiello states the NFL “holds data that could very well exonerate us from any wrongdoing and completely dismiss the rampant reports and allegations of nefarious actions, but the league refuses to provide the data.”

James also cited “the scientific evidence that has been provided to us [the Patriots] by multiple independent scientists” as a way to prove the footballs were within range of the league-mandated psi, which are to be between 12.5 and 13.5.

Glaser added in her email to Pash, in which she forwarded James’ email to Aiello, that the ESPN piece is “the latest in league leaks” because the only other people familiar with the information were in the Patriots organization and they “were not talking to ESPN or anyone else.”

Pash responded by saying he had no reason to assume the leak came from the NFL and doesn’t condone leaks, later adding he would do what he could to prevent media leaks.

Glaser said the Patriots fully cooperated with Ted Wells’ independent investigation but “are now seriously starting to question” if they should as their image continues to be “tarnished by the league.”

The situation has led to the Patriots being fined $1 million and losing two draft picks, including a 2016 first-rounder. Quarterback Tom Brady has been suspended for the first four games of 2015, but he’s taking an appeal to federal court.

This situation has been drawn out for more than six months with no clear end in sight. The Patriots are standing their ground, even as owner Robert Kraft said he would accept the team’s punishment, while the NFL and commissioner Roger Goodell are not backing down.

With the Patriots taking steps to show what they believe is a failure of the league to dispel misinformation, the ball is in the league’s court to offer a response. Considering the 2015 season starts in just over one month, with New England hosting Pittsburgh on September 10, some kind of resolution to this whole thing soon would be ideal for everyone involved.

Hillary Clinton papers reveal a third of top backers linked to financial industry

Eight donors whose family wealth is based in finance gave $4.8m of $15.6m raised in 2015 but media figures like Steven Spielberg are second-biggest group

A third of Hillary Clinton’s top backers made their money from the financial services industry, according to Guardian analysis of new campaign finance disclosures released on Friday.

Related: Hillary Clinton aides’ Wall Street links raise economic policy doubts

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Diesel’s Fall/Winter 2015 Campaign is Refreshingly Honest

If, like these children, you’re perplexed by some of the latest fashion campaigns, you’ll be relieved to see the approach Diesel have adopted for their Fall/Winter 2015 collection. Starring models Sang Woo Kim and David Flinn, the campaign uses a self-aware approach, that is relatively unusual in the fashion industry. A poster featuring military-inspired outfits includes the tagline, “no military experience required”, while another one says, “this is what we tell you to wear”.

Peep some of Diesel’s lifestyle products and check out their collaboration with Bugaboo, shot by Todd Selby.

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eFitFashion wins Microsoft’s 2015 Imagine Cup with platform for custom-tailored clothing

The winner of Microsoft’s 2015 Imagine Cup competition has been crowned, and its a marriage of fashion and technology. The winners are a student team from Brazil that created software called Clothes for Me that automatically creates custom clothing from a user’s measurements and then puts those users in touch with tailors to produce and sell the result.










Justin Bieber Is Making New Music With WHO?!

We definitely didn’t see this one coming!

On Thursday, Justin Bieber was spotted in the studio recording new music with two very surprising collaborators. We guess Scooter Braun wasn’t joking when he said that the singer’s new sound would “shock some people”!

[ Video: Where Is Justin Now?? Getting Blasted With Paint In The New Skrillex & Diplo Video! ]

So, who was Biebs laying down tracks with? Find out (below)!:

#comingsoon @frenchmontana @ehudmusic @joeyarbagey @justinbieberA photo posted by Mariah Carey (@mariahcarey) on Jul 31, 2015 at 1:32am PDT

Oh wow, Mariah Carey?! …and French Montana? OKAY!!

While we’re a bit surprised to see French in the mix (did Khloe Kardashian set this up?) we think a Bieber and Carey collab could be really great!

Check out a snap of French and Mariah in the studio (below)!

We love @frenchmontana #pondestudio #surprise

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