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Lori Loughlin’s daughter Olivia Jade enjoyed being mobbed by fans at USC

Soaking up the spotlight? Lori Loughlin’s daughter Olivia Jade didn’t mind when fans mobbed her while she was a student at the University of Southern California.

When asked via Twitter if she was ever bothered by her fanbase in a newly resurfaced video, posted in February 2018, the YouTuber, 19, said: “I’ve never been annoyed at a fan, ever. I get really excited if I meet subscribers, or ‘fans,’ if you will. So no, I haven’t gotten annoyed.”

When the same Twitter user brought up a specific time the beauty guru was hounded by her fandom at her university, she responded: “And at USC, when I got mobbed, that wasn’t annoying to me. That was fun and funny and exciting. I was, like, there’s so much adrenaline and it was game day. But yeah, no, I really don’t get annoyed and I love you guys.”

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The social media influencer encouraged her supporters to introduce themselves to her in public. “So if you ever see me, please say ‘hi.’ I hate when people look at me and then don’t say ‘hi’ and we know, we both know what’s going on, but they’re too shy,” she noted. “I don’t want to approach someone if I think or assume, because if it’s the wrong assumption, that would be super embarrassing.”

Olivia’s comments re-emerged in the aftermath of her mother and father Mossimo Giannulli’s alleged involvement in the nationwide college admissions scam, otherwise known as Operation Varsity Blues. The Fuller House star, 54, and the fashion designer, 55, have been accused of paying $500,000 to secure Olivia and 20-year-old daughter Bella’s admission into USC by staging them as recruits for the crew team. Loughlin and Giannulli were arrested last week and each released on $1 million bonds and are set to appear in federal court in Boston on March 29.

Although Olivia and Bella will reportedly not return to USC in the wake of the scandal due to fears of bullying, according to TMZ, Loughlin never meant to hurt her daughters. 

“Lori is a really great mom who is completely into her kids and family life. She lives and breathes for her husband and children,” a source exclusively told Us Weekly. “Her intentions were pure. In her mind, the end result made everything she had to do worth it. And she really didn’t even see it as being a huge deal.

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Felicity Huffman, who was also arrested last week for her alleged involvement in the racketeering scheme, feels the same way. “They haven’t fully grasped the extent of their alleged crimes or the possibility of prison time,” a second source told Us of the Desperate Housewives alum, 56, and Loughlin.

Huffman allegedly paid $15,000 to improve her daughter 18-year-old Sofia’s SATs score. The actress, who also shares daughter Georgia, 17, with husband William H. Macy, will also appear in court in Boston on March 29.

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Amazon’s Alexa and celebrity holistic health coach Koya Webb are making it easy for you to workout

It’s officially the third month of the new year and while some of us have not given up on our New Year’s resolution to get into shape, many of us, frankly, have. Here is where Amazon’s Alexa can help.

If you’re a person on the go, it can be tedious to set up your music, videos, and timers for every  single workout move. According to celebrity holistic health coach and yoga instructor, Koya Webb, programming Alexa with these tasks can make it easy for you to squeeze in a quick workout to keep healthy.

“Taking the time to connect with ourselves, before we’re on the go, and do for the world, do for our job, our families, is so, so very important,” says Webb. “You just tell Alexa what you want to do.”

Especially if you are strapped for time, Webb suggests that setting up a timer for 10 minutes is plenty of time to get a workout in — no matter if you’re at home or the office.

“You can set it up with four or five [yoga] poses and just tell Alexa what to do and she’ll set up your playlist,” says the yoga instructor. “So you have the music you want, you have the poses you want.”

Some of the moves Webb recommends are: Chair, Child’s, Boat and Ragdoll poses for some tension-releasing action.

“It’s grounding, it’s nurturing,” says the yogi. “Especially if you’re doing a million things.”

Alexa uses voice-control technology so you don’t have to keep constantly looking at your phone and getting distracted by other notifications. You can also program it with other fitness apps so they work together to help you stay on track towards your fitness goals. The device can even send you healthy meal recipes, class reminders and control your lights around your home for an instant meditation sanctuary. 

Working on our New Year’s resolutions round two.

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On heels of scandals, USC announces new president

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The University of Southern California on Wednesday announced a new school president who will usher in “a new era” following a series of high-profile scandals that culminated last week with a massive college admissions bribery case.

Carol Folt will become the university’s 12th president on July 1 following a lengthy nationwide search. She’ll be the first full-time female president in school history. The announcement comes a week after news broke of a college bribery scandal involving USC and other universities across the country.

Folt most recently was chancellor of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she was forced out early in a dispute over a Confederate monument.

Folt will take over USC from interim President Wanda Austin, who stepped in after former President C.L. Max Nikias resigned last summer amid two major controversies: reports that the school ignored complaints of widespread sexual misconduct by a longtime campus gynecologist and an investigation into a medical school dean accused of smoking methamphetamine with a woman who overdosed.

USC said in a statement that Folt will “promote positive cultural change and uphold the highest values of excellence, integrity and trust across USC.”

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Rick Caruso, chair of the USC Board of Trustees, said in a statement that Folt is “a brilliant, principled leader with clarity of purpose and integrity to lead the university forward and upward.”

Last week, prosecutors announced federal criminal charges that targeted prestigious schools including USC, Georgetown and Yale.

Prosecutors say wealthy parents — including Hollywood actresses Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin — either paid bribes to have a college counselor rig standardized tests or get their children admitted as recruits of sports they didn’t play.

More than half the 32 parents charged were trying to bribe their children’s way into USC.

The school fired senior associate athletic director Donna Heinel and water polo coach Jovan Vavic, who won 16 national titles. Both were accused of taking bribes. Two former USC coaches also were named in the scheme.

Folt said in a statement that she is “aware that our community is deeply troubled by a number of immediate challenges.”

“I assure you that we will meet these challenges together, directly, decisively and with honesty and candor,” she said. “This is a moment of responsibility and opportunity, and we will seize them both.”

Folt became the first woman to lead UNC-Chapel Hill in July 2013 and left less than six years later amid a controversy over a Confederate statue torn down on campus.

Folt had also inherited an academic scandal at UNC, which included a department that offered irregular courses with significant athlete enrollments dating back years before her arrival. The courses were misidentified as lecture classes that didn’t meet, required a research paper or two for typically high grades with little to no faculty oversight.

While internal and external probes had occurred before she arrived at Chapel Hill, Folt was leading the school in 2014 when it hired an outside attorney who later determined the problems dated back 18 years and affected more than 3,100 students.

Around the time of the report’s release in 2014, Folt said the university had little choice but to conduct the probe.

“It is hard for me to imagine how any person of character could’ve said, ‘No, sorry, don’t want to hear it,’ ” she said in 2014. “So we didn’t have a choice. This is the right thing to do.”

In the following years, protests grew around the Confederate statue known as “Silent Sam” in a main campus quad, with demonstrators decrying what they said were its white supremacist origins. Protesters toppled it in late 2018, as both supporters and detractors pressured top university administrators over the statue’s fate.

Earlier this year, Folt ordered the statue’s empty pedestal be removed and put in storage, while also announcing plans to resign. She had planned to stay on until the end of the academic year, but was forced to leave in January after the chairman of the statewide university board complained about her decision to remove the remnants of the statue.


Associated Press writer Jonathan Drew contributed to this report from Raleigh, North Carolina.

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Daphne Oz, former ‘The Chew’ host, pregnant with fourth child

Daphne Oz is pregnant with baby No. 4

The 33-year-old former TheChew co-host announced the big news on Instagram on Tuesday. Oz cradled her baby bump in the sweet photo, and said she was due later this year.

“I do love to cook!” she wrote. “Bun in the oven #4 coming your way later this year and we couldn’t be more excited!! ❤️❤️❤️❤️.”

Oz has been married to her husband, investment fund analyst John Jovanovic, since 2010. The two are already parents to 5-year-old daughter Philomena, 3-year-old son Jovan Jr. and 1-year-old daughter Domenica. 

Oz often shares adorable family photos on social media, including one last month of her and her husband and their kids celebrating her 33rd birthday on the beach. 

And clearly, she and Jovanovic still know how to keep the romance alive.

Last January, Oz kept it real about her post-baby bod after giving birth to Domenica. 

“Seven weeks post partum, still looking three months pregnant,” she captioned an Instagram selfie,  in which she was wearing a black bra and black lace underwear. “There is no bounce-back, it’s all onwards and upwards.”

“Every day has moments of total splendor and also a decent number of WTFs,” she continued. “I especially want the new mamas out there to hear that, because we see so much of how glossy motherhood can be and not enough of how real 3D life is always complicated (and better for it).”

Read on to learn more about Daphne Oz. Find out how she got interested in nutrition, how she ended up on ABC’s The Chew and what on-air announcement surprised her colleagues on the show.

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How Daphne Got Interested In Nutrition

Daphne wrote the successful Dorm Room Diet when she was still in college. “I was looking to lose that weight myself,” shares Daphne. “When I figured out how to successfully lose 30 pounds in a way that didn’t deprive myself of all the amazing experiences college had to offer, I really felt compelled to share it with my peers. I knew I couldn’t be the only college kid out there who felt like this was the time to harness my health.”

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How Daphne Got Involved With The Chew

“I was touring the country, speaking at college campuses about the power we have individually to harness our health without sacrificing fun (or flavor!), or making it a huge hassle. I’d graduated from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, and went on to receive my culinary degree from the Natural Gourmet Institute. Food is the “medicine” we treat ourselves with daily, and I knew that figuring out how to make delicious meals that are also super nutritious and ideally pretty easy to prepare was going to be the best way for me to make healthy living a priority without driving myself crazy.”

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“The more I learned and put into practice in my own life, the more I was able to share about what really worked. So when The Chew was casting, they reached out to me as someone who could speak to health in a way that was totally accessible for people who just wanted to live real life and make the best choices possible, and really enjoy the process.”

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“I was home for three days before my husband and I went on our honeymoon and I got a call from Gordon Elliot, our executive producer. I went into an open casting call with about 200 different culinary personalities,” remembers Daphne. After three rounds of auditions with different casts over eight months, she was finally connected with the current cast and the pilot was picked up by ABC.

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“I probably lost 10 years of my life over this eight month process because every time you get the phone call, you think the show is going on without you or it’s not happening, which is terrifying because you are so invested and it is such a cool show,” she reveals. “I feel lucky every day to get to call this ‘work’ because it’s just such a blast!”

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The Close Cast Of The Chew

“Mario talks about it all the time: This is not the family I would have picked; we are an odd mix of people. You almost couldn’t tell what the commonalities were going to be, if there were going to be any at all, but we all have such a love of food and we each come to it through such a different perspective. The beauty of having five different voices on the show with five perspectives and five techniques, is that we legitimize the viewer’s sixth version of things. If you do something differently, chances are it is just as good, [but just] different,” explains Daphne.

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“We got on so well from day one,” Daphne tell us. “We just celebrated our 500th episode, so it’s cool because we got to look back at some of the moments we’ve had and see how those relationships have grown.”

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Favorite Moment On The Chew

“My favorite moment was my birth announcement on the show. My colleagues were so surprised and so genuinely happy for me and John. You can’t fake that kind of love for each other. There is a still taken from the show where Mario had this look of shock and horror on his face. He was like, ‘How did I not know about this already? We share everything.’ I had only been able to keep it a surprise because we’d been on hiatus for five weeks during the bulk of my first trimester. I was away so I was able to keep it hush hush. So, when I came back and surprised him he was so shocked and thrilled,” Daphne explains.

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What She Admires About Mario Batali

“Mario has this incredible ability to remember the historical details of a dish or the origin of where it came from and how these flavors came together. I found that really illuminating.”

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What She Admires About Michael Symon

Daphne says, “Michael is so smart in the way he thinks about flavor pairings. He’ll make a really fatty meat dish but then he’ll pair it with a gorgeous, crisp citrus salad, or some kind of amazing [dish] that hits every taste bud in your mouth and makes a meal feel balanced as opposed to going totally overboard. I’ve been able to learn a huge amount from him.”

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What She Admires About Carla Hall…

“Carla is like my big sister. At 27, I don’t necessarily know where my life [will] end up. Carla is able to share these incredibly strengthening and emboldening things about life with me, just little tidbits about how to respect yourself and how to feel confident about things. Her life has been so interesting. She has had like 15 different careers and because her life has been so crazy she has so much valuable wisdom to share. Woman to woman, I feel so bonded to her,” Daphne explains.

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What She Admires About Clinton Kelly…

“Clinton is fabulous. Culinary wise, I love the way that he cooks because it is easy comfort cooking. He wants food that is beautiful, sophisticated and easy. That is such a great way to think about food. The things that I’ve learned most from Clinton are that you are your best self when you are being yourself. Don’t filter and don’t try to apologize for things because you don’t know how people will respond to them. Be exactly who you want to be and people will love you or not love you for it, but that’s ok because then they are getting the real you,” says Daphne.

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Her Favorite Type Of Food

“My favorite food is Mediterranean. I eat a lot of Turkish, Greek and Persian food. It’s funny because I don’t think of it as a healthy restaurant type of thing, but when you think about it you are getting a big chopped shepherd’s salad, you are getting some hummus and a shish kabob, so it really is a good and delicious way to eat out,” Daphne tells us. “They have such a preference on quality ingredients, and the portions are so different; they are not going to bring you out a porterhouse steak-sized anything. It’s just not how they eat.”

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Biggest Culinary Pet Peeve

“Why do I need orange zest in my chocolate?” asks Daphne, as one of her biggest culinary pet peeves is the combination of citrus and chocolate.

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Restaurant She’d Like to Open

If Daphne Oz were to open a restaurant, it might be a healthy fast food spot in Tribeca or Midtown Manhattan. “I think healthy fast food that is flavorful and indulgent is missing in the marketplace,” she shares.

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Kitchen Tool She Can’t Live Without: Skillet

“Everyone should have their 8-10 inch skillet on hand,” says Daphne.

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Kitchen Tool She Can’t Live Without: Dutch Oven

“I have my Le Creuset cast iron dutch oven. It is the best kitchen tool you’ll ever buy yourself as a new cook because you can do everything in it: You can braise, sear, stir fry, make a soup, bake.” says Daphne.

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Kitchen Tool She Can’t Live Without: Chef’s Knife

Daphne recommends investing in “a good, sharp chef’s knife.”

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Kitchen Tool She Can’t Live Without: Blender

“I love a quick blender,” Daphne says. “I use a Ninja. You can make smoothies in it, make a soup puree or chop vegetables.”

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Investors favor equity ETFs, junk bonds as risk appetite grows: Lipper

(Reuters) – Investors poured money into equity exchange-traded funds and high-yield “junk” bond funds in the week ended on Wednesday, as U.S. President Donald Trump said he would extend a deadline to delay escalating tariffs on Chinese imports, citing “substantial progress” in talks between the two countries.

U.S.-based high-yield bond funds attracted $698 million, marking the sector’s fifth straight week of inflows, according to data from Refinitiv’s Lipper research service. U.S.-based equity ETFs attracted about $7.5 billion in the latest week, Lipper noted.

Investors’ risk appetite grew in the wake of “some positive” news about U.S.-China trade talks earlier in the week, said Pat Keon, senior research analyst at Lipper. He also cited the U.S. Federal Reserve’s statements that the central bank would be patient in hiking interest rate and that it would soon stop reducing its balance sheet.

“It was a good week overall, net inflows just shy of $16 billion with all four asset groups – money markets, taxable bond funds, muni bond funds, and equity funds – taking in net new money,” Keon said.

Taxable bond funds posted $4.3 billion in inflows, the largest outside of money market funds.

“It was the taxable bond funds group’s seventh straight weekly net inflow,” he said. “Ultra-short obligation funds (USO) drove the overall positive net flows for the group as they took in $1.47 billion. This is the continuation of a long-term trend as USO funds have had net inflows in 50 of the last 51 weeks for a total intake of over $69 billion.”

Equity ETFs, which attracted $7.5 billion, were responsible for all of the net inflows as equity mutual funds saw $5.1 billion leave, Keon noted.

“This was the second straight net outflow for equity mutual funds after six straight net inflows,” he said. “The net outflows for equity mutual funds were across the board as the majority of peer groups saw money leave, both for domestic and nondomestic funds.”

The two largest net inflows for individual ETFs belong to broad market U.S. equity products as SPDR SP 500 ETF and iShares Core SP Total U.S. Stock Market ETF took in $2 billion and $1.1 billion, respectively, Keon pointed out.

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Oil major Total CEO’s compensation drops 17 percent in 2018: company document

PARIS (Reuters) – The board of French oil and gas major Total has proposed total 2018 compensation for Chief Executive Patrick Pouyanne of 3.1 million euros ($3.55 million), compared with 3.8 million in 2017, company documents showed on Wednesday.

The total pay includes 1.4 million euros in fixed compensation, the same as in 2017, and 1.72 million in annual variable compensation, compared with 2.4 million in 2017, and 69,000 in other benefits, the documents showed.

The company said in a statement that the decrease in variable compensation resulted from criteria based on the average three-year change in Total’s adjusted net income in comparison with those of its peers. “The Board of Directors wants to emphasize that the decrease by 17 percent of Patrick Pouyanne’s cash remuneration due for the year 2018, resulting from the strict application of the rules,… doesn’t reflect in any way its appreciation of the exceptional work accomplished in 2018 by (him),” it said.

Pouyanne has often quipped that he is the least paid among the bosses of the global oil majors. The company reported a 28 percent jump in full-year profit in 2018 to $13.6 billion.

In comparison, Shell’s CEO Ben van Beurden’s 2018 pay package more than doubled to 20.1 million euros and Chevron Corp has said its Chief Executive Officer Michael Wirth is eligible for $19 million in total pay this year.

Total’s shareholders will vote on Pouyanne’s proposed package during an annual meeting on May 29.

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Joe Biden’s support for Iraq war problematic for 2020 bid

  • Former Vice President Joe Biden’s voted in favor of the 2003 invasion of Iraq, which began 16 years ago on Wednesday.
  • In the months leading up to the start of the conflict, Biden cited former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger to defend his stance, and contended the US invasion was not preemptive.
  • Biden is expected to run for president in 2020, and could face questions about his foreign policy record on the campaign trail.

Former Vice President Joe Biden’s vote in favor of the 2003 invasion of Iraq, which began 16 years ago today, could cause the long-rumored presidential candidate problems during the 2020 Democratic primaries.

Biden, a US senator for Delaware at the time, defended the conflict as not preemptive in nature and made the case for the war in speeches.

“I will vote for the Lieberman-Warner amendment to authorize the use of military force against Iraq,” Biden said in October 2002. “I do not believe this is a rush to war. I believe it is a march to peace and security.”

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In the speech Biden also invoked for Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, who has been heavily criticized by many on the political left:

“As the most powerful nation in the world, the United States has a special unilateral capacity and indeed obligation to lead in implementing its convictions. But it also has a special obligation to justify its actions by principles that transcend the assertions of preponderant power. It cannot be in either the American national interest or the world’s interest to develop principles that grant every nation an unfettered right of preemption against its own definition of threats to its security.”

“Dr. Kissinger is right,” Biden added. “What message would declaring a policy of prevention send to the Indians and Pakistanis, the Chinese and the Taiwanese, the Israelis and the Arabs, the Russians and Georgians?”

The 2003 Iraq War was met with pushback from many parts of the international community, who said the US was launching a unilateral, preemptive invasion without the support of the UN. In 2004, then-UN secretary general Kofi Annan condemned the conflict as illegal.

In the run-up to the conflict, Biden argued that the invasion would not be preemptive.

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“If we go to war with our partners to disarm Saddam, it will be to enforce the UN resolutions, which I would argue in terms of international law are the equivalent of a peace agreement,” Biden said in February 2003. “This is not — is not — preemption. There’s nothing preemptive about it. If you turned on now and the television showed aircraft striking Baghdad, it would not be a preemptive attack. There is nothing preemptive about it. It’s an enforcement.”

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More recently, Biden has been teasing a possible 2020 presidential run. If he declares, Biden will likely face questions on his long record in Washington, which could include scrutiny of his defense of the Iraq invasion.

Many of the liberal voters who will decide the Democratic primary are staunchly anti-war and anti-intervention, hence the growing popularity of candidates like Sen. Bernie Sanders — who voted against the invasion.

The issue already came up in 2016, when former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton faced significant criticism over the fact she voted for the Iraq invasion while a US senator for New York. Overall, 29 Democratic senators voted in favor of authorizing the use of military force in Iraq

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Biden hasn’t even announced yet, but has already seen his record on race relations dissected at a time when Democrats seem to crave diverse, progressive candidates. Biden’s support for one of the most divisive conflicts in the modern era will likely be no exception to this trend of scrutiny. With that said, Biden has been at the top of recent polls, even though he hasn’t officially joined the race.

The US justified the invasion of Iraq by citing what ultimately proved to be false intelligence that Hussein had weapons of mass destruction.

Biden in 2005 expressed regret about voting in favor of the invasion.

“It was a mistake,” Biden said on NBC’s Meet the Press at the time. “It was a mistake to assume the president would use the authority we gave him properly…We gave the president the authority to unite the world to isolate Saddam. And the fact of the matter is, we went too soon. We went without sufficient force, and we went without a plan.”

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