ugg rylan slippers 5 things you need to know Thursday
Trump Jr. to testify behind closed doorsDonald Trump Jr. will testify behind closed doors Thursday before the Senate Judiciary Committee about a 2016 meeting he attended with a Kremlin linked lawyer offering dirt on Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. His testimony is part of the panel’s investigation of the 2016 presidential race and possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian officials. The president’s son attended a June 2016 meeting with Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya at Trump Tower along with Paul Manafort, who was Trump’s campaign manager at the time, and Jared Kushner, who is Trump’s son in law.
Mass evacuations continue in Florida Evacuation orders will continue to take effect in parts of South Florida Thursday as Hurricane Irma continues its path of destruction through the Atlantic Ocean. Parts of Miami Dade County, including Miami Beach, as well as Broward County, are both scheduled to begin evacuating early Thursday. The monstrous Category 5 storm tore through a string of Caribbean islands Wednesday, knocking down buildings and disrupting power. Officials in Florida, South Carolina and Georgia have all declared states of emergency and enacted defensive measures against a full onslaught from the 185 mph storm, which is on track for a weekend landing in southern Florida.
Toronto Film Festival: The Oscar race starts nowCan you feel Oscar gold in the air? Thursday marks the start of the Toronto International Film Festival, the unofficial launch of awards season. A tepid response in Toronto can sound a death knell for Oscar hopefuls, while a standing ovation can provide a push toward the Academy Awards stage. Films with high hopes include the social satire Downsizing starring Matt Damon;
Emma Stone Billie Jean King biopic Battle of the Sexes; and Darren Aronofsky psychological thriller Mother!, starring Jennifer Lawrence.
Patriots, Chiefs kick off 2017 NFL season
The New England Patriots will unfurl their newest Super Bowl championship banner at Gillette Stadium Thursday as they host the Kansas City Chiefs in the NFL’s season opener. When the Patriots last opened against the Chiefs in 2008, quarterback Tom Brady suffered a season ending knee injury. Assuming Brady stays healthy this time, he faces a confident Chiefs team that won their first AFC West title last year. (No worries, Tom: USA TODAY’s Nate Davis picks the Pats to go 16 0.) The other big question of the game: Will Patriots fans be waving towels featuring a caricature of NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell with a clown face?
New York Fashion Week officially gets underwayGet the runways ready, New York Fashion Week officially kicks off Thursday. The week long extravaganza unofficially began Wednesday night at the Tom Ford show, but Thursday marks the official start of events that will continue into next week. One standout star to keep an eye on: Kaia Gerber. The 16 year old daughter of Cindy Crawford has already been called “one of the fashion industry’s favorite new faces.” Oh, and she’s still in high school.
Bonus! It’s Prince George’s first day of big boy school Prince George of Cambridge started his royal education in earnest Thursday,
arriving for his first day of school in London with non royal kids at Thomas’s Battersea, a well regarded private day school across the Thames River a few miles from his family’s home in Kensington Palace.