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Pumpkin is Top Pet Costume Choice for Halloween 2016

People love to dress their pets up as pumpkins and hot dogs. Pumpkins are the top costume again for Halloween 2016 according to the NRF's 2016 Halloween Consumer Top Costumes Survey conducted by Prosper Insights & Analytics. Read more... October 25, 2016

Hershey's 2016 Halloween Candy Includes Reese's Peanut Butter Ghosts

Hershey's has new candy out for Halloween 2016. Two of the new candy varieties include Reese's Peanut Butter Ghosts and Cookies 'n' Creme Skulls. They are sold in Halloween themed packaging. Read more... October 24, 2016

REI Closes Its Doors Again for Black Friday 2016

REI is reviving its #OptOutside campaign for Black Friday 2016. The retailer will once again close its doors and encourage shoppers to spend the day outside. REI will also be paying all 12,287 employees to take the day off and head outside instead. Read more... October 24, 2016

Kmart Announces 2016 Fab 15 Toy List

Kmart has revealed its Fab 15 Toy List for the 2016 holidays. Kmart divided the list into five categories include collectables, cars and trucks, play sets, adventure must-haves and learning for the little kid. Read more... October 21, 2016

Lea Michele Talks Diet and Fitness with Shape Magazine

Actress Lea Michele covers the November 2016 issue of Shape magazine. Lea stars in the horror series Scream Queens on Fox. The former Glee star will also appear in an upcoming drama series called Dimension 404 with Constance Wu. Read more... October 21, 2016

Nintendo Announces Nintendo Switch Gaming System

Nintendo has announced the launch of Nintendo Switch. The new system is designed to be both a home gaming console and a portable device. Nintendo also announced dozens of publisher partners for Switch. It will arrive in stores in March 2017. Read more... October 20, 2016

Whoopi Goldberg Launches Line of Christmas Sweaters

Whoopi Goldberg has launched a line of Christmas sweaters. Lord & Taylor will be carrying the sweaters which will go on sale later this month. The humorous sweaters fall into the popular Ugly Christmas Sweater category with bold designs and colors. Read more... October 19, 2016

Amazon Unveils 2016 Holiday Toy List

Amazon has unveiled its 2016 Holiday Toy List. The list is a hand-selected list of over one thousand of the season's most sought-after products for kids. Amazon has also revealed the toys it thinks will be the most popular toys this season and identified some of the holiday toy trends for 2016. Read more... October 17, 2016

Build-A-Bear Launches Collection of Trolls Dolls

Build-A-Bear has launched a collection of plush toys inspired by the upcoming Trolls animated film from DreamWorks animation. The collection includes huggable Trolls characters Poppy, Branch and Guy Diamond. There are also outfits, hair accessories and more for Build-A-Bear dolls to wear. The movie arrives in theaters on November 4, 2016. Read more... October 13, 2016

Halloween Displays from Jean Philippe Patisserie

Jean Philippe Patisserie has amazing Halloween-themed displays at its pastry shops at Bellagio and ARIA. The displays range from creepy body parts to whimsical Halloween cakes and pastries. Executive Pastry Chef Claude Escamilla and his team spent eight months creating over 45 Halloween showpieces. Read more... October 13, 2016

Harbor Freight Tools Has the First Black Friday Ad of 2016

The first Black Friday ad of 2016 has been released. Once again the ad is for Harbor Freight. Every year the Harbor Freight ad comes out weeks ahead of most of the others. The other early bird is usually Half-Price Books. Black Friday falls on Friday, November 25th this year. Read more... October 13, 2016

Ariana Grande Gets Left Behind for Maps in T-Mobile Commercial

Ariana Grande finds herself left behind on the road in a new T-Mobile commercial called "Road Trip." In the ad, the driver of the vehicle does not enough data to both listen to Ariana and use her navigation technology. Read more... October 12, 2016

Sky Blue Diamond Ring May Fetch $25 Million at Geneva Auction

A rare fancy vivid blue diamond ring will be sold at a Sotheby's auction this November in Geneva. It is expected to fetch as much as $25 million. The auction is called the Magnificent Jewels and Noble Jewels auction. Read more... October 12, 2016

Samsung Instructs Users to Turn Off Galaxy Note 7 Phones

Samsung is advising users to immediately turn off their Galaxy Note 7 smartphones. The devices are known to be capable of overheating. They are considered a safety risk. Read more... October 10, 2016

Petco Unveils Troll Dolls Line of Pet Toys

Petco has unveiled a line of pet toys inspired by Troll dolls and the upcoming DreamWorks animated film Trolls. The collection features key characters from the upcoming movie, including Poppy, Branch, Biggie and his pet worm, Mr. Dinkles. Read more... October 10, 2016

Monster High Launches Lady Gaga Doll Called Zomby Gaga

Monster High has launched a Lady Gaga doll. The doll, called Zomby Gaga, is the result of a partnership between Mattel's Monster High brand and Lady Gaga's Born This Way Foundation. The doll launch coincides with a donation to Born This Way Foundation. Read more... October 10, 2016

Tic Tac Condemns Trump's Vulgar Comments

The U.S. presidential race has reached a new level of vulgarity after The Washington Post released a videotape of Donald Trump making lewd comments about women to then Entertainment Tonight reporter Billy Bush. Trump was explaining how because he's a star he can do anything he wants to women. But apparently it's all okay because he does make sure he has fresh breath before forcing his affections on them. Read more... October 8, 2016

Google Home Device Will Cost $129 and Ship in November

Google first announced its Google Home device in May of this year. The voice-controlled device is powered by Google Assistant. It provides answers to questions, plays music and enables users to control home automated outlets, lights and thermostats. It competes with Amazon's Alexa powered gadgets like Amazon Echo and the recently announced, Echo Dot. Read more... October 6, 2016

Cute Halloween Paper Cups Feature Skeletons, Black Cats and Jack-o-Lanterns

Here is a cute set of paper cups for Halloween. The set includes cups with adorable images of a black cat, a skeleton and a jack-o-lantern. The design on the fourth cup is a witch. Read more... October 6, 2016

Spider String Lights for Halloween

There are lots of different string lights on the market. Halloween has also become a great time to hang string lights just like Christmas. These creepy string lights feature spiders. Read more... October 3, 2016

Kim Kardashian Robbed in Paris by Gunmen

Kim Kardashian was robbed by armed gunmen in Paris. She was in Paris for Paris Fashion Week. She attended the Balmain, Balenciaga and Givenchy shows. Kim's husband Kanye West, her sister Kourtney and her mother, Kris Jenner, were also in Paris. Kendall walked in the Givenchy runway show. Kim is pictured above in a selfie she took with Kanye and Carine Roitfeld. Read more... October 3, 2016

Cute Halloween Plush Toys From Ty

Ty has new Halloween plush toys out this year. They include entries in the Halloweenie Beanies and Beanie Boo lines. There are also new Halloween-themed Hello Kitty Beanies. Read more... September 30, 2016

Jennifer Lawrence Returns for Dior Fall 2016 Handbag Campaign

Actress Jennifer Lawrence returns as the face of Dior for the Fall 2016 handbag campaign. The campaign was photographed by Patrick Demarchelier with hair by James Pecis. Read more... September 30, 2016

Two Stolen Van Gogh Paintings Recovered

Two stolen Van Gogh paintings have been recovered. The announcement was today by the Van Gogh Museum. The paintings were stolen from the museum in 2002. The painting are the Seascape at Scheveningen (1882) (pictured above) and Congregation leaving the Reformed Church in Nuenen (1884/85). The paintings were recovered during an investigation of organized crime conducted by a specialized Guardia di Finanza team and commissioned by the Italian Public Prosecutions Department. Read more... September 30, 2016

Publix and Sprouts Helping Chapul Cricket Bars Go Mainstream

Chapul makes cricket protein bars. The bars come in three flavors: Matcha, Aztec, Thai and Chaco. Chapul says you should eat crickets because they are healthy and sustainable. The company says they have 15% more iron than spinach, twice the proein of beef and as much Vitamin B12 as salmon. Read more... September 29, 2016

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