Blogger Hao Yu filed a civil lawsuit accusing Estée Lauder of misleading and deceiving Chinese consumers by claiming that its Crème de la Mer can heal burn scars. South China Morning Post A well-known Chinese beauty blogger has revealed he is suing global conglomerate Estée Lauder for false advertising about the properties of a La Mer luxury beauty product. In a blog post on Weibo, China’s answer to Twitter, Hao Yu said he filed a civil lawsuit in Shanghai on September 27 accusing Estée Lauder of misleading and deceiving Chinese consumers by claiming that its Crème de la Mer can heal burn scars. Hao, who has 1.1 million Weibo followers, wrote that he spent 1,450 yuan (US$211) on a pot of the cream because he believed this claim, but his skin did not see any improvement after using it. According to La Mer’s official English-language website, the brand was founded by a Dr Max Huber who “suffered burns in an experiment gone awry”. He … [Read more...] about A beauty blogger with 1 million followers is suing Estée Lauder for false advertising over La Mer product claims
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caption Taylor Swift reportedly has a net worth of more than $300 million. source Christopher Polk/Getty Images Taylor Swift never fails to impress. At 15 years old, she was the youngest songwriter to ever sign with Sony. She now has 10 Grammys on her shelf, several tours under her belt (including one that generated a staggering quarter of a billion dollars), an endless list of chart-topping songs and albums, and a beloved fan base who dub themselves “Swifties.” Such success makes Swift one of the world’s highest-paid celebrities and one of the richest female singers. According to Forbes, she has an estimated net worth of $320 million – and that’s only expected to rise once her current six-month Reputation Stadium Tour wraps up later this year. Swift has been strategic and generous with her money, investing in a sprawling $84 million real estate portfolio and often donating it to causes she supports and people in need. Below, see how … [Read more...] about Taylor Swift is worth more than $300 million — see her bicoastal mansions, lavish vacations, and generous gifts to fans and friends
MANILA -- While performing before a crowd of oldies but goodies and original Pilipino music fans a couple of years ago, the sexagenarian Jim Paredes quipped: “I used to smell marijuana from the audience every time the Apo Hiking Society performed during our younger years. Now I smell Salonpas!” In some cultures it is impolite to ask about one’s age but this brings us to this running joke among followers of original Pinoy musicals: If “Sa Wakas” is for hipsters and millennials, or those in their late teens up to mid-30s, and the ongoing “Rak of Aegis” and “Ang Huling El Bimbo” are for titos and titas, or those in their mid-30s to late-40s, then could “Eto Na! Musikal nAPO!” be for the lolos and lolas of Manila? “The songs of Apo have been covered by Parokya ni Edgar, Ely Buendia, Gary Valenciano, Rachel and Hajji Alejandro, and many others,” noted Jonjon Martin, dramaturg and co-writer of ““Eto Na! … [Read more...] about News As musical opens, can fans expect a reunion of Apo Hiking Society?
By Jaclyn Cosgrove Los Angeles Times Fri., July 20, 2018 LOS ANGELES—Earlier this year, attorney Jennifer Marrow visited TomTop.com, an online marketplace, to buy one of the most popular toys in America. The site based in China claimed it had a deal on the priciest version: the limited-edition L.O.L Surprise! Big Surprise, a rose-gold case with 50 small toys, including dolls, miniature outfits, accessories and stickers. The price was only $79.99, a steal for the hard-to-find item, which sold on some third-party websites for multiple times its list price. But Marrow wasn’t buying a gift. She was ordering evidence. Read more: Police seize thousands of suspected counterfeit goods from Pacific Mall Article Continued Below Pacific Mall to clamp down on sale of counterfeit goods Why the world’s biggest toymakers aren’t having much fun What TomTop didn’t know was that it mailed the package to Marrow’s office at MGA … [Read more...] about America’s most popular doll is being counterfeited. L.A. toymaker MGA wants to know who’s doing it
By David Rider City Hall Bureau Chief Wed., May 16, 2018 As 20 cities eagerly await signals from Amazon Inc., fresh analysis by a real estate and tourism consultant has both good and bad news for Toronto’s hopes of landing the tech giant’s second headquarters. Resonance, with offices in Vancouver and New York, used its data on cities and Amazon’s “request for proposal” to rank which of the 20 shortlisted cities best meet the electronic retailing giant’s criteria for a new hub with up to 50,000 employees and billions of dollars of potential investments. Amazon’s priorities, outlined in a bidding process reminiscent of those for Olympics hosting rights, include proffered economic incentives and the depth of tech talent. But the firm also values less traditional factors including cultural diversity and recreational opportunities for those workers. Resonance was not surprised that its analysis pegged New York City as … [Read more...] about A new study says Toronto trails only New York as the likeliest spot for Amazon’s new HQ — but that doesn’t count tax breaks