Oscar De La Renta Dead, Fashion Designer Dies At 82

Oscar De La Renta Dead

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Oscar de la Renta has died. The fashion designer, who created the gown worn by Amal Alamuddin for her wedding to George Clooney, passed away on Monday after a lengthy battle with cancer. De la Renta was 82.

The fashion icon first gained fame for being the designer of choice for Jacqueline Kennedy. He subsequently dressed other first ladies, including Betty Ford, Nancy Reagan, Hillary Clinton and Laura Bush.

De la Renta was also a favorite on the red carpet among numerous celebrities, including Kristen StewartOprahPenelope Cruz, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Cameron Diaz.

De la Renta, who was born in the Dominican Republic, worked with the top design house before branching out on his own. He first apprenticed with Cristobal Balenciaga before working in Paris for Balmain and Lanvin.

He is survived by his second wife Annette Reed. De la Renta’s first wife, former French Vogue editor Francois Langlade died in 1983.

Gossip Cop met De la Renta on several occasions, and remember him as a a true debonair gentlemen.

Who Was Eliminated On Dancing With The Stars?

Dancing with the Stars Results Switch-Up

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Another couple hung up their dancing shoes on Monday’s “Dancing with the Stars.”

All of the remaining contestants were safe during last week’s partner “Switch-Up” special, so a fifth pair of dancers had to be sent home six weeks into season 19.

Janel Parrish and Val Chmerkovskiy and Jonathan Bennett and Allison Holker were the two pairs in jeopardy, but not necessarily the Bottom Two. Bennett was ultimately sent home based on the judges’ scores and viewers’ votes from last week.

“I came here to do this show to have fun…and that is what I did,” he said of his departure. “I had the best time of my life.”

Do you think Bennett should have been kicked off the show?

Check out the elimination below, and tell us what you think!

24 Surprisingly Divisive Pooping Habits

A BuzzFeed News investigation reveals that the sit vs. stand to wipe debate is tearing this nation apart.

The results of BuzzFeed's bathroom habits poll are in.

The results of BuzzFeed's bathroom habits poll are in.

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During one of the dreadful late-night conversations that freshmen in college have, my roommate casually mentioned something about the annoyance of taking off her shirt before pooping.

Wait, what?

"Um, you mean you DON'T take off all your clothes to poop? Isn't that gross?" She was completely shocked that other people didn't do this. To her, getting fully nude to poop was the normal way, and it had never occurred to her that people actually pooped with their shirts on.

Our bathroom habits, especially about going No. 2, are formed around ages 3–5, and after that we rarely actually see another human actually pooping. So we have no idea if these little habits we've been doing since preschool are "normal" or not.

To find out what's really going on the bathroom, BuzzFeed created a poll — Are Your Bathroom Habits Weird? — that ran over the weekend. Over 300,000 readers voted on their habits for 24 questions ranging from crumple or fold to texting while pooping.

As is typical of any article on the internet, not everyone finished it: 386K readers voted on the first question, but only 306K stuck around to vote on the second to last. Certain questions didn't apply to everyone (i.e., tampons policy or urinal etiquette), so those had about half as many replies. Still, this is a HUGE amount of responses. This may be the largest survey in existence of pooping and peeing habits out there. This is basically the Margaret Mead of poop.

Here are the results to the Great BuzzFeed Bathroom Investigation.

This is one of the few times where I'm inclined to say 18% of people are liars, but hey.

I was surprised by this; I expected "only rarely" to be the winner. This question was inspired by an unnamed female BuzzFeed editor who insisted that everyone pees in the shower all the time, and it was weird not to. Turns out, she's right.


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