(Needham, MA) — Trip Advisor is releasing its list of top travel destinations. The world’s number-one travel destination is Paris, but New York City still ranks as the number-one U.S. destination for travelers. That’s according to Trip Advisor’s Travelers’ Choice Awards for destinations. This is the eighth consecutive year that New York City has been at the top of the list. Trip Advisor says the average annual rate for a hotel is about 400-dollars per night. The least expensive month to go to the Big Apple is August, when travelers can save about four-percent.
(Paris) – French fashion designer Hubert de Givenchy has passed away at the age of 91. The late designer dressed first ladies and movie stars, including Jackie Kennedy for her husband President John F. Kennedy’s funeral, and Audrey Hepburn for “Breakfast at Tiffany’s.”
Givenchy founded his fashion house in France in 1952.
In a tribute post on Instagram, Givenchy’s current artistic director Claire Waight Keller called Givenchy “one of the most influential fashion figures of our time,” as well as, “one of the chicest, most charming men” she had ever met.
The editor of French “Vogue,” Emmanuelle Alt, added, “Today we say goodbye to a fashion legend, Monsieur Hubert de Givenchy. You were the incarnation of chic.”
(Paris) – A French politician is now facing charges for sharing uncensored photos of an American journalist beheaded by ISIS. Marine Le Pen was charged this week and accused of spreading violent materials that could incite terrorism and harm to human dignity.
The charges come from a 2015 Tweet in which Le Pen shared several photos of brutal ISIS killings.
She says she was emphasizing the horrors of ISIS and should receive a medal instead of facing up to three years in prison.
(SL) – Kim Kardashian was photographed in New York City following an alleged robbery in Paris that left her bound, gagged and short 10 million in jewelry.
Reportedly, Kim was in the city of lights for fashion week when for what appears to be the first time in her life she was left alone without a bodyguard, stylist, friend, family…anyone. Which is part of the reason most are skeptical when it comes to reports of her being held at gunpoint and robbed in France.
Let’s be clear, the new season of the Kardashian’s is set to air on Oct. 23rd and ratings are at an all-time low. But would Kim really lie about a gun being pointed to her head, tied up and thrown in the bathtub while masked thieves go straight to her jewelry and then flee on bicycles? Well…Ryan Lochte certainly did so it’s plausible.
Even if it was an inside job…there are just a few things that don’t make sense:
- You’re in a foreign country and you don’t secure your jewelry.
- Reportedly, Kim sent the bodyguard to be with her sisters while they went out. ( Only one guard)
- Bound, gagged, handcuffed…but she was able to wrestle herself free?
- After the gunmen entered the apartment, why didn’t concierge call for help? WHy hasn’t the concierge come forward?
- What kind of thieves with $10 million in stolen jewelry flee on bikes?
- Kanye stopped his show but didn’t fly to be with his frightened and hysterical wife?
- Why did she leave so fast?
- How did Paris Paps know she was leaving at that time.
- Saint and North were reportedly in Paris with her but in another home.
Let’s go back to #3. Kim’s feet and hands were tied and she was also handcuffed But after the thieves left, Kardashian reps say she was able to wrestle herself free. How do you wrestle out of handcuff’s? What’s even more telling is that the reality star says she thought they were going to kill or rape her until she begged for her life and said she had two babies.
If only one concierge was on duty for the exclusive no-address hotel in which Kanye owns an apartment, who witnessed the masked men dressed as police officers escape on bikes. The residence is a word of mouth location and isn’t visible from the street. Celebs like Madonna and Leonardo Dicaprio are known to visit there and the hotel has privates entrances and exits for celebrities.Kim was in a rooftop penthouse that cost $28,000 a week.
It’s also interesting that Kanye waited for Kim to get to New York and once they were reunited they were once again photographed by the paps entering their New York apartment with 18 security guards in tow. Sorry but the 18 security guards should’ve been with her in Paris where she was photographed getting on a private plane with little protection.
Considering the no address hotel is so exclusive it’s clear to assume that if it was an inside job the Concierge was in on it. I will go ahead and guess that the thieves will never be found and the Concierge won’t speak out…that’s if he he’s still hanging around Pairs and working at the hotel. Not sure about this one.
(SL) – Coupled up or just friends? That’s what everyone is trying to figure out after longtime associates Leonardo Dicaprio and Bad Girl Rihanna were caught kissing
Sources say the pic looks like they’re kissing because of a bad angle. Take a look for yourself.
Leonardo DiCaprio was in Paris to promote his new film The Revenant, while Rihanna was filming her new film Valerian.
The two apparently met up in a Paris nightclub and rumors started running that they had a passionate make out session in the middle of the club.
Someone managed to take a pic of the two but, Leo says it’s not what it seems.
The actor in an effort to keep the pictures private is allegedly using the French privacy law to prevent the images from being published. A photo agency has offered the pictures, taken at L’Arc nightclub, to a number of publications in Britain, the Daily Mail reports.
Mr DiCaprio’s lawyer has sent out a warning, saying he objected to the images being published and that he had a right to privacy under French law.
Take a peek while you can :).
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