JoJo Fletcher Says She’ll Marry Jordan Rodgers ‘No Matter What’ After Pushing Back Wedding Date

After pushing back their wedding due to the coronavirus pandemic, JoJo Fletcher and Jordan Rodgers are more determined than ever to tie the knot.



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The former Bachelorette star recently gave an update on her upcoming nuptials, revealing that the couple now hopes to wed in May 2021.

“I got reminded today that our new wedding day is actually six months away, and that came as a shock to me because I couldn’t believe that it’s six months away we’re getting married,” she told Extra correspondent and fellow Bachelorette alum Rachel Lindsay. “Our new day is May of next year, and who knows what the state of our country and this world will look like, and I’m hoping at that point we are able to celebrate.”

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But knowing how unpredictable the future can be, Fletcher, 30, said even if their wedding is once again canceled, they will “get married no matter what.”

“I think that Jordan and I have decided, like, if it’s not going to work out to have this huge, extravagant wedding that we really have dreamed up, we’ll still do it on our own, together,” she said. “We’ve been engaged — it will be five years by our new wedding day. If we have to push it another year — six years, crazy — we will get married no matter what!”

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The couple got engaged on Fletcher’s season of The Bachelorette in 2016. This past June, Fletcher and Rodgers, 32, celebrated their original wedding date.

“6.13.20 … Happy ‘What would have been Wedding Day’ to us!” she captioned a photo of the pair cuddling up together.

“As you guys know, we have spent the last 11 months planning the wedding of our dreams but given the circumstances of 2020, we had to make the difficult decision to postpone our special day,” she wrote. “Even though I don’t get to marry you today @jrodgers11, I know it will be all more worth the wait.”

And although Rodgers had already gotten down on one knee, he re-proposed last summer with a new ring while they were scoping out wedding venues.

“The show brought us together and set us up for a truly amazing proposal the first time around, but this time was all YOU,” Fletcher captioned a photo of the Cash Pad stars after the sweet moment. “And that means everything and more to me. I can’t wait to marry you! Thank you for loving me so purely and protecting my heart in a way I always used to pray for.”

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Miami might tweak gift card giveaway to include more grocers

Miami’s city government has spent about $2.3 million of federal COVID-19 relief funds on grocery gift cards to give to residents, part of a series of financial assistance programs meant to help those hurting in the pandemic — but some commissioners are questioning the administration’s decision to only purchase from Publix.

Long lines seen at distribution locations across each of the city of Miami’s five districts this week show a great need among residents. At an event this week, Mayor Francis Suarez noted the difficulty with serving a limited number of people with available funds.

“We were able to help 500 people in our community get much needed support and help for their groceries during this difficult time,” Suarez said on Wednesday. “It’s very sad to see how many people came and the fact that we had to limit people.”

The limitations created by only distributing Publix gift cards are also resonating in some districts where people shop at stores that are more affordable and closer to their homes, such as Sedano’s Supermarket, Presidente Supermarket, Fresco y Más and Milam’s Market.

“For most of the elderly we have, Publix is just too far and more expensive,” said Commissioner Joe Carollo, who represents Little Havana, the Roads and part of Shenandoah.

The city chose Publix as the sole vendor for the first bulk purchase, which came with a 5% discount on each card, according to administrators. On 10,000 cards worth $250 each, Publix discounted $12.50 per card. John Heffernan, the city’s deputy director of communications, said the city initially bought the first batch of cards from Publix “because of their ability to meet the tight time constraints required to quickly implement the programs.”

The money for the gift cards came after Miami-Dade County disbursed federal CARES Act relief funds in November. The city has until Dec. 31 to spend the money, under federal rules. With about $1.2 million out of $3.55 million left to purchase cards, the city might make some changes.

Commissioner Alex Díaz de la Portilla is sponsoring a resolution on the Dec. 10 commission agenda that would give the city flexibility to purchase VISA cash cards of different amounts that would allow people to go to their preferred market, or perhaps to purchase medicine.

By providing cards of $100 to $125, Díaz de la Portilla said the money could be stretched farther to reach more households.

“The residents are the ones that should have the choice of where to shop and what they need to buy. Not government,” Díaz de la Portilla told the Miami Herald. “This should only be about what’s best for our residents.”

The commissioner said residents in his district, which includes Allapattah and Grapeland Heights, would be better served if they could take gift cards to their local preferred markets — especially those without cars who walk to the nearest market.

“Maybe it’s easier to go to one vendor and buy everything, but why not go to local vendors in our community?” Díaz de

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Khloe Kardashian’s New Good American Shoes Are as Size Inclusive as Her Clothing

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Khloe Kardashian’s Good American clothing is known for being uber size-inclusive, so you better believe the brand’s new shoes, out today, follow suit. From heels to boots, each pair comes in sizes four to 14, as well as in extended widths. Khloe shared on Instagram that two years of love and attention have been poured into the creation of these shoes, and we say it shows.

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Rachel Brosnahan Talks Women And Babies Taking Center Stage In ‘I’m Your Woman’

“One of the things that emerged from early conversations with Julia Hart was that she had the passion for, and grew up loving, 1970s crime dramas, but she never saw herself, represented in them.”

In the crime drama, I’m Your Woman, directed and co-written by Hart, Rachel Brosnahan puts that right. On the run, after her husband betrays his partners, she’s a mother forced to make a dangerous journey.

“Julia mentioned the movie Thief, the 1981 movie directed by Michael Mann, and said it was a big inspiration and suggested that I watch it,” she explained. “I did and had the exact same feeling. Tuesday Weld plays such a dynamic and interesting woman, and then she disappears as soon as the action begins. I found myself saying, ‘Wait. What? I want to know more about her.’ This movie follows those characters who are rarely centered in the genre, and often relegated to being secondary characters.”

That wasn’t the only place the actress, who also co-produced I’m Your Woman, drew inspiration from. Diane Keaton’s performance in The Godfather had a significant impact on Brosnahan.

“Diane Keaton in the 70s, generally, and certainly in The Godfather was such an inspiration for me as an actor long before this film came round,” she gushed. “She can do no wrong as far as I’m concerned. She is incredible.”

I’m Your Woman will debut in select theaters on Friday, December 4, 2020, before a global launch on Prime Video on Friday, December 11, 2020. While Brosnahan headlines, it was her newborn co-stars that pushed her to turn in such an authentic performance.

“It was definitely challenging. Babies are unprofessional at best,” she laughed. “As much as it was one of the most challenging experiences I have ever had, at the same time, it was incredibly special. Babies don’t know that they’re in a movie. They have not read the script; they are living in the moment and living their lives. They force you to remain honest. What we’re all trying to do is tell a story and occupy these characters to the degree that you can’t tell that we’re acting.”

“Having a baby as a scene partner definitely continued to ground me through the process. Everyone had to remain flexible. We had to improvise and be in every single moment together. It was a really interesting experience. I did catch a few colds along the way from my partner. We shared that too.”

Brosnahan added, “In the end, I’m Your Woman is exactly the movie that it was always meant to be. One of the moments that blows me away is there’s a scene, without giving too much away, where an intruder is in the house. My character, Jean, grabs the baby, Harry, and runs into the closet to try to call for help. The babies were a bit under the weather, and they weren’t feeling

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Detroit Lions coach Darrell Bevell did not spoil daughters’ wedding proposals

Darrell Bevell appeared to make his first mistake as Detroit Lions coach Monday, when he told the world his two future son-in-laws asked him last week for permission to marry his daughters.

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But upon further review, no surprises were ruined.

Bevell said Thursday that his daughters knew their boyfriends’ intentions when they traveled together to Detroit for Thanksgiving.

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“They had an inkling of it, yes, because they brought them out here,” Bevell said Thursday. “I mean, there’s only small windows to be able to talk to Dad. So they both came out here on Thanksgiving weekend to do that, so they know. They just, they still don’t know when it’s coming.”



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Bevell, who was appointed interim head coach after Matt Patricia was fired Saturday, was sharing details of a whirlwind weekend that included a family trip to Henry Ford Museum and another to the emergency room when he mentioned the pending engagements.

“Kind of a funny story,” Bevell said. “So my middle daughter’s a softball player at BYU and when she came up here, she’s like, ‘I haven’t got enough hitting in, I want to go hit.’ So we went out and hit, and one of them took a softball off the eye, so he asked me while we were in the emergency room getting it stitched up, if you can believe it.”

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A few minutes later, after answering a question about how players responded to his first Zoom as head coach, Bevell said, “I do have to say one thing, though. So the two guys asked me for my permission, they haven’t officially asked them yet, so that’s where that was. It was just permission, so I don’t know when that’s coming, just to be clear.”

Bevell’s comments were broadcast live on the Internet, and prompted what’s believed to be the first appearance by a Lions coach on TMZ, with the celebrity gossip site running a story with the headline, “Detroit Lions Head Coach Spoils Daughters’ Marriage Proposals… In Epic Slip-Up.”

Said Bevell Thursday, ” Yeah, TMZ! I mean, didn’t know I’d be on TMZ, but pretty cool.”

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The NFL will not host a Pro Bowl this season because of the coronavirus pandemic, but the league still is naming Pro Bowl teams and one Lion has an inside track for a spot.

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Worcester officials advise residents to avoid in-person shopping, dining as new COVID cases surge to new highs

New coronavirus cases in Worcester over the last eight days eclipsed 1,000, officials said, surpassing the high-water mark from the spring which was 600.

Over an eight-day period from Thanksgiving through Thursday, Worcester saw 1,012 new COVID-19 cases, “a mind-boggling” number Worcester City Manager Edward Augustus Jr. said.

On Wednesday alone, Augustus said, the city saw 278 cases, the most since April 22. Overall the city has now seen 10,127 cases since the start of the pandemic. The city reported nine more deaths since last week.

The positivity rate in the city is at 22%, Worcester Medical Director Dr. Michael Hirsh said.

Augustus said the positive tests are “widespread” across the city coming from households to childcare to hospitals.

“The testing number, more than 1,000 cases in the last eight days, that’s just a staggering number,” Augustus said. “And that does not really reflect the surge that we’re expecting that came from Thanksgiving travel.”

With numbers rising to new highs, Augustus still declined to implement stricter guidelines for restaurants and retail.

While a mandate wasn’t implemented, Hirsh and Augustus advised residents to avoid indoor dining and work from home when possible. The two officials recommended shopping online and ordering takeout to limit contact.

“Every trip that you take outside of your bubble at home is a risk,” Hirsh said.

Augustus believes if a mandate came, it should be implemented at the state level.

”We’re certainly talking amongst ourselves about things we can do,” Augustus said. “I do think it’s challenging for one city to shut down restaurants or shut down stores where people can go the next town over. You don’t get the benefit of that. People are just going to travel to other places and then you hurt your businesses.”

Augustus and Hirsh each shared concerns about the number of health care workers infected by the virus during the last week.

Augustus said as the city braces for a second surge of the virus, the shortages won’t come from PPE but in the form of health care staff.

Health care workers at the city’s two hospitals, Saint Vincent Hospital and UMass Memorial Health Care, reported a combined 99 new cases – an average of more than 12 per day.

“If you’re not willing [to follow the safety protocols] for yourself, if you’re not willing to do it for your family members, let me ask folks to try to do it for our health care workers,” Augustus said. “If you look at the hospitals, if you look at the nursing facilities, look at the positive numbers for health workers, they’re exhausted.”

As high as the numbers are now, the city anticipates they will continue to increase due to Thanksgiving travel.

Hirsh said the surge from Thanksgiving is expected around the middle of December with another surge after Christmas.

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Ulta Beauty (ULTA) Q3 Earnings and Revenues Beat Estimates

Ulta Beauty (ULTA) came out with quarterly earnings of $1.64 per share, beating the Zacks Consensus Estimate of $1.51 per share. This compares to earnings of $2.25 per share a year ago. These figures are adjusted for non-recurring items.

This quarterly report represents an earnings surprise of 8.61%. A quarter ago, it was expected that this beauty products retailer would post earnings of $0.10 per share when it actually produced earnings of $0.73, delivering a surprise of 630%.

Over the last four quarters, the company has surpassed consensus EPS estimates three times.

Ulta, which belongs to the Zacks Retail – Miscellaneous industry, posted revenues of $1.55 billion for the quarter ended October 2020, surpassing the Zacks Consensus Estimate by 0.31%. This compares to year-ago revenues of $1.68 billion. The company has topped consensus revenue estimates two times over the last four quarters.

The sustainability of the stock’s immediate price movement based on the recently-released numbers and future earnings expectations will mostly depend on management’s commentary on the earnings call.

Ulta shares have added about 11.4% since the beginning of the year versus the S&P 500’s gain of 13.6%.

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While Ulta has underperformed the market so far this year, the question that comes to investors’ minds is: what’s next for the stock?

There are no easy answers to this key question, but one reliable measure that can help investors address this is the company’s earnings outlook. Not only does this include current consensus earnings expectations for the coming quarter(s), but also how these expectations have changed lately.

Empirical research shows a strong correlation between near-term stock movements and trends in earnings estimate revisions. Investors can track such revisions by themselves or rely on a tried-and-tested rating tool like the Zacks Rank, which has an impressive track record of harnessing the power of earnings estimate revisions.

Ahead of this earnings release, the estimate revisions trend for Ulta was mixed. While the magnitude and direction of estimate revisions could change following the company’s just-released earnings report, the current status translates into a Zacks Rank #3 (Hold) for the stock. So, the shares are expected to perform in line with the market in the near future. You can see the complete list of today’s Zacks #1 Rank (Strong Buy) stocks here.

It will be interesting to see how estimates for the coming quarters and current fiscal year change in the days ahead. The current consensus EPS estimate is $2.46 on $2.01 billion in revenues for the coming quarter and $3.31 on $5.98 billion in revenues for the current fiscal year.

Investors should be mindful of the fact that the outlook for the industry can have a material impact on the performance of the stock as well. In terms of the Zacks Industry Rank, Retail – Miscellaneous is currently in the top 22% of the 250 plus Zacks industries. Our research shows that the top 50% of the Zacks-ranked industries outperform the bottom 50% by a factor of more than

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4 Changes We’ll See In The Future

Fashion has always been known to push the envelope. With new trends and ideas, fashion has an eye towards the future. The fashion industry will see huge amounts of innovation in coming years as new technology and changing customer trends and demands will transform the industry. 

Here are four changes to expect in the future of fashion: 

1 . Data-Driven

It used to be that consumers wore whatever designers created. Those days are over, and fashion brands now use data to understand customer preferences, monitor their shopping behavior and create products that meet their needs. The future of fashion is data-driven: by leveraging data on consumer trends, brands can create pieces consumers are most likely to purchase. 

Many stores and brands, including Miu Miu and Stitch Fix, use data to predict the rise and fall of trends. Predictive analytics consider everything from climate to color preferences, social media trends and political movements. The benefits of using data in fashion are numerous: from only producing pieces consumers will actually wear to reducing waste and connecting the right consumers with pieces they will enjoy. Data also helps brands run more efficiently, giving them room to innovate and balance supply and demand. 

Fashion forecasting has long been an artform, but with the growth of data analytics, it now becomes more of a science. That data extends to algorithms. Amazon is developing a machine learning program to automatically assess if an item is “stylish” or not. Google is testing user-driven AI fashion design that uses algorithms to create new pieces and styles. Data of all kinds will soon be sewn into every aspect of fashion. 

2 . Sustainable

Fashion has long been one of the biggest contributors to waste and climate change, largely because of its unsustainable and non-eco-friendly production methods. But the tides are changing, and brands are moving towards more sustainable fabrics and manufacturing methods. 

Fast fashion, which was popular for its ability to quickly and inexpensively reproduce runway looks, is in decline in favor of slow fashion—pieces that are more eco-friendly and designed to be longer lasting. Nearly 50% of fast fashion retailers have reported a recent decrease in customer purchases as consumers look for brands that take a stand for the environment. 

Research shows that 88% of consumers want brands to help them be more environmentally friendly. Even with its strides, fashion has a long way to go. Fashion production releases 10% of the world’s carbon emissions, more than international flights and maritime shipping combined. A number of sustainable fashion brands are growing, and their innovative practices are becoming more commonplace among retailers. British design company Vin + Omi harvests its own crops to make clothing from horseradish plants and chestnuts. It also features clothing items made from recycled paint containers. Levi’s recently unveiled a new collection of denim that uses 96% less water to create—a major win for clothing that notoriously requires a lot of water to produce. 

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Congress takes crucial step toward establishing Latino and women’s history museums

After years of commissions, reports and hearings, two proposed museums dedicated to American Latino and women’s history moved a step closer to reality Thursday, when a key Senate committee voted unanimously to approve them.

“This is a big day,” said Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), a member of the Senate Rules Committee and a co-sponsor of the bills that authorize the Smithsonian Institution to create the National Museum of the American Latino and the American Women’s History Museum. “These museums are critical to expanding our understanding of Latino and women’s history,” she said.

Sen. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.), whose advocacy for a Latino museum dates to 2003, when he was a House member, said the committee’s unanimous support of the previously passed House bill puts a Latino museum within reach.

“This is an extraordinary day in the long march toward the realization of the American Latino museum as part of our national fabric, as part of the long history of this country, a history that preceded this country,” Menendez said Thursday.

With dozens of bipartisan co-sponsors, the bills could be taken up soon by the full Senate. The House version of the bill establishing the women’s history museum was approved in February; the American Latino Museum Act was passed in July.

“I will be looking at every possible way to make that happen,” Menendez said.

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The proposed museums would be the first new Smithsonians since the National Museum of African American History and Culture opened in 2016. Like that museum, the new museums would be financed with 50 percent federal funding and 50 percent private donations. The bills charge the Smithsonian’s Board of Regents with identifying the sites for the museums within two years.

Smithsonian Secretary Lonnie G. Bunch III offered his support for the museums.

“We are watching this important step in the process closely and will follow the guidance of Congress,” Bunch said in a statement Thursday that echoed his comments at the committee’s Nov. 17 hearing on the proposed museums. “Creating new museums is challenging, but, with appropriate funding, the Smithsonian has the skill and expertise to do it right. We can, and have, created museums that meet the needs of the nation and showcase the U.S. to the world.”

If approved, the legislation would allow the museums to collect artifacts related to their missions, create exhibitions and programs, including educational efforts, and collaborate with other Smithsonian facilities. Both bills also include language “ensuring diversity of political viewpoints.”

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Advocates have been pushing for an American Latino museum since 1994, when the Smithsonian released a report, “Willful Neglect,” outlining its failures to promote the history and culture of Hispanic Americans. The report, which called for a stand-alone museum, led to the creation of the Smithsonian Latino Center in 1997.



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Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez ‘fight’ over beauty products



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Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez “fight” over beauty products.

The couple – who have been engaged since March last year – both love keeping their skin healthy by using a variety of products, and Jennifer has admitted she’s even had arguments with her fiancé over who gets to use their stash of creams and oils.

Jennifer spoke after she announced she is set to launch her own beauty and skincare line named JLo Beauty, as she said she and Alex fought over the products in the range whilst testing them out at home.

Speaking to E! News’ ‘Daily Pop’, she said: “He loves skincare products. As we were trying all of the products, he was always like, ‘What are you doing? What are you using? Let me get two. Give me some. Give me some! Don’t be cheap, come on.’ I’m like, ‘It’s a sample! I have to try it for five days. Like, leave it alone!’ And we would be fighting over the products.”

Meanwhile, Jennifer recently revealed she and Alex have postponed plans to tie the knot twice because of the coronavirus pandemic, after they were originally supposed to marry in Italy over the summer.

She said: “You know, we’ve talked about so many different things cause we had to cancel the wedding last year because of COVID, because of the quarantine, and we actually did it twice, which people don’t know, where we had it in different times.

“First one cancelled and then second one cancelled as well… We kind of have let it go for a second.”

But the 51-year-old singer and actress insisted she and the retired baseball star, 45, are in no rush to get hitched.

She said: “I think we just feel like, ‘Let’s just wait it out’. There’s no rush. We’re good. Everything’s cool. It will happen when the time is right.

“I feel like it’s not a huge priority to go and have a big wedding right now. That’s not what life is all about, life is about just enjoying each other and spending time and really being grateful for all of the things that we have.”

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