James Harden douses Chris Paul beef narrative: ‘False talk’

James Harden has had enough. The Rockets star hit back at reports that he and Chris Paul had a rift and that their relationship was “unsalvageable.” “It was a lot of false talk,” Harden told reporters Saturday. “Obviously as teammates, as competitors, you argue on the court. You have your (disagreements) on the court, your...
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Oregon women’s basketball really beat Team USA’s roster of WNBA stars
After a preseason win over the national team, the Ducks’ hype is getting out of control. The University of Oregon women’s basketball team was terrifying even before the season began, and one exhibition game in, they’re feared that much more. That’s what happens when the No. 1 ranked team in college basketball beats Team USA. Yeah, like the national team. The Ducks beat Team USA, 93-86, on their home floor to open an already ridiculously hyped year. It’s only the second time a college has knocked off Team USA dating back to 1999, when Tennessee, led by Kara Lawson and Tamika Catchings, won by a point. The Ducks did it comfortably. The three stars who led Oregon to a Final Four trip last year, Sabrina Ionescu, Satou Sabally and Ruthy Hebard, dominated against some of the best players in the world. The trio combined for 73 points on 52 shots with 21 rebounds and nine assists. The Ducks are definitely for real. Sheesh. Why is Oregon playing against Team USA anyway? This year, on the road to the 2020 Olympics, Team USA is playing against a handful of colleges as a way to boost viewership, gain fans, and train as a unit. They played four games in the fall against Stanford, Texas A&M, Oregon State, and Oregon. (They won the first three.) In late Jan. and early Feb., they’re slated to play UConn and Louisville. Team USA lost to a college team! Do they suck? No. Definitely no. The U.S. women have won gold at every Olympics since 2000, and that streak isn’t expected to end in 2020. Team USA lost to Oregon in part because the Ducks have three first-round picks on their roster. Ionescu is so good she’s already played in exhibitions for the national team. Team USA also wasn’t even close to full strength against the Ducks. Elena Delle Donne is the best player in the world, and she’s resting a back injury suffered while winning the WNBA Finals. Breanna Stewart was the MVP before her, and she’s also sidelined to an Achilles tear. A’ja Wilson, Rookie of the Year two seasons ago, missed the game for personal reasons. Maya Moore, one of the world’s best scorers, took a year off from basketball. And four of the 11 players who played in the game against Oregon missed all or most of the WNBA season that ended four weeks ago, including Layshia Clarendon (ankle surgery, did not play in October’s WNBA Finals), Skylar Diggins-Smith (missed entire season after giving birth six months ago), Diana Taurasi (missed 29 of 35 to back injuries), and Sue Bird (missed entire season after knee scope.) Still, Oregon beating a team of pros is an incredible feat. Team USA did play two healthy former MVPs in Sylvia Fowles and Nneka Ogwumike and two other All-Stars from this past season. So how did Oregon win? The most impressive part of the Ducks’ win is that they stayed in the game even when Ionescu was a non-factor. She had just five first-half points as Team USA double-teamed and trapped the 5’10 do-it-all point guard into giving the ball up. Sabally and Hebard shouldered the scoring load until Ionescu’s 20-point third-quarter explosion (which we’ll get to in a minute.) Hebard, at just 6’4, crashed the boards next to 6’6 Fowles and Ogwumike. She came up with 11, including four on the offensive end. She cleaned up misses and caught pocket passes in the pick-and-roll for 18 points on 9-of-14 shooting, and was key on the defensive end, too. Good to see an early drive like this from Ruthy Hebard in this matchup with Syl— Ben Dull (@ben_dull) November 10, 2019 Sabally, also 6’4, was the inside-out scoring savant that’s brought her name into the WNBA lottery pick discussion. She played physically in the post against Napheesa Collier, blew by Seimone Augustus off-the-dribble, and even iced a step-back three just to fully flaunt her well-rounded game. She’s a star, and finished with 25 points on 18 shots, including 3-of-7 from deep. And then there’s Ionescu, who will almost definitely go No. 1 in April’s draft. When the triple-double machine got loose, she outshined Taurasi and Bird around the perimeter, draining pro-ranged threes, none more ridiculous than this one near the logo. OH MY GOD SABRINA IONESCU— Nick Niendorf (@niendorf21) November 10, 2019 Ionescu was everything in the second half of the game. She finished with 30 points on 20 shots, and scored 20 in the third quarter alone. She shot 7-of-9, draining triples, driving to the bucket willingly and drawing contact all across the floor. Ionescu is strong, she’s smart, and she’s creative off-the-dribble. She had seven assists to one turnover despite being the center of the defensive attention from multiple Hall of Famers-to be. Oregon women’s basketball is must-watch TV Appreciate this team right now as the season is just about to begin, because you won’t see another like it any time soon. They’re dominant, star-studded and play so well together. Ionescu can drive, Sabally can shoot, and Hebard’s there to clean up the boards. The Ducks have a ridiculous one-two-three punch that’s sure to make the highlight reel all season long, and will be the favorite to cut down the nets in April.
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The next iPad Pro may arrive in early 2020 with 3D sensors
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I had steak at Peter Luger after The New York Times gave it a scathing zero-star review, and it didn't live up to the hype
Anneta Konstantinides/Insider Peter Luger Steak House received a scathing zero-star review in The New York Times on October 29. Pete Wells' review of the iconic 132-year-old Brooklyn restaurant quickly went viral on Twitter. I visited Peter Luger two days after the review to see for myself, and ate one of the best burgers I've ever had. But when I went back to try the steak, I found that while the fillet side tasted phenomenal, the side with the New York strip was so chewy and tough that it was hard to even eat. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. When I first visited Peter Luger Steak House, two days after The New York Times gave it a scathing zero-star review, I had no idea what to expect.  Pete Wells, the Times' restaurant critic, had claimed the service was worse than the DMV, the fries so "mealy and bland," and that the steak and burger were always inconsistent. I, on the other hand, found an incredibly friendly staff, bartenders who were always up for having a laugh, and just about one of the best burgers I've ever had.  So, I went back to Peter Luger to put the rest of Wells' October 29 review to the test. Would I find the famous porterhouse steak to be as big of a letdown as he did? Did the shrimp really taste like cold latex?  The answer, I found, was far more complicated than my first trip to the 132-year-old Brooklyn steakhouse had been. I headed to Peter Luger for the lunchtime rush on Thursday, my stomach empty and ready to take on the massive $114.90 porterhouse for two. Anneta Konstantinides/Insider I brought along my friend Will, a huge steak lover who has been to many of New York's top steakhouses — including Club A and Keens. I knew he'd be able to help me decide how Peter Luger's porterhouse compared to its competitors.  As I walked toward the entrance, New York's usual symphony of jackhammers filling the air, I spotted two tourists on the sidewalk. They were holding up the gold coins that Peter Luger always hands out with the check, happily snapping selfies with them.  Peter Luger is considered an institution in New York's dining scene, beloved by tourists and locals alike. I couldn't wait to finally try its signature dish.  The minute we walked in, the sound — and scent — of sizzling steak filled the air. Anneta Konstantinides/Insider Will and I couldn't hold back our excitement as we breathed in the scent and made our way past a long line of people waiting to hear their name get called.  A man in a suit with a clipboard, who I recognized as my bartender from the week before, took down our names and told us it was about a 30-minute wait. When I inquired about bar seating, seeing it was full, he told us to keep an eye out because it was first come, first served.  Just a few minutes later, he called my name and pointed at two empty seats that had just opened up at the bar — making sure we didn't miss them.  We took our seats and the Peter Luger menu was laid out before us. Anneta Konstantinides/Insider Right off the bat, the bartender explained that he was going to take our drink order while a server would come and take our food order. It seemed as if he was getting ahead of one of Wells' main gripes.  The critic had complained in his review that Peter Luger's system of ordering from two different people (as well as paying two separate tabs) when you're seated at the bar was needlessly complicated. But we hardly noticed as the server, who recognized me from the week before, came by just a few minutes later to take our food order.  Since I had already sampled the restaurant's burger, Caesar salad, fries, and bacon, our main focus was on the steak.  We ordered the medium-rare porterhouse for two, as well as the creamed spinach for two ($12.95) — which a number of diners I spoke to had raved about during my last visit — as well as the jumbo shrimp cocktail (we paid the market price, which was $20).  See the rest of the story at Business InsiderSee Also:10 food and restaurant trends that will define how people eat in 2020Meghan Markle's outfits nail 3 key rules for dressing in all black without being boring12 of the best and 12 of the worst Leonardo DiCaprio movies of all time
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Michaels Store Instagram Michaels is currently running its annual "Tremendous Tree Event," where Christmas trees are on sale for up to 60% off. Many bestsellers that are typically well over $100, are now below $40. You'll also get free shipping on any tree that costs $49 or more. Michaels makes the tree-shopping process easy. You can search by size, shape, lights, color, and price. Product Embed: Product Name: Michaels 7.5ft. Pre-Lit Quick Set Jasper Artificial Christmas Tree Card Type: small Width: 100% Height: 150%   'Tis the season for holiday sales — and not just the ones on Christmas gifts. Right now, Michaels is running its annual "Tremendous Tree Event," which means you can save up to 60% on faux Christmas trees. The brand is also having a sale on festive decor, most of which is currently 50% off. See the rest of the story at Business InsiderSee Also:Black Friday is on November 29, 2019 — here's everything you need to know leading up to the biggest sales holiday of the year, including early deals10 of the best black Christmas trees you can buy online right now31 clever gifts from Amazon that work for everyone on your list — all under $50
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Oculus headset giving you a headache? Come see ye olde analog virtual reality in Los Angeles!
If you’re hankering for an unusual outing in Los Angeles, look no further than the Velaslavasay Panorama. Home to the only panorama west of the Mississippi and the only one painted since the nineteenth century, the Velaslavasay is the art form’s newest entry in its long and illustrious history. Panorama paintings were antiquity’s preferred immersive medium, predating film, VR and a much cheaper sightseeing trip than hopping aboard a train. From the Velaslavasay Panorama website: The Velaslavasay Panorama panoramic exhibition encircles the spectator within a fully enveloping atmosphere; a vast painting of a continuous surrounding landscape, accompanied by sound stimulation and three-dimensional elements, affords the viewer an opportunity to experience a complete sensory phenomenon. Historically, the panorama was an immersive 360-degree painted environment, often including a three-dimensional faux terrain in the foreground of the painting to enhance the illusion of depth and simulated reality. An early ancestor of the motion picture, the captivated public would visit these paintings-in-the-round as an entertainment or novelty, much along the same lines as the cinema is seen today. Panoramas were widely accessible, extremely popular (and were lambasted for being so by art critics) and immensely entertaining. The decline in the proliferation of panoramas came about following the spread of cinema and became largely forgotten about, at least in the United States. Enter the Velaslavasay Panorama, first founded by Sara Velas in Hollywood and now located in West Adams. The Velaslavasay has both preserved and updated the medium, incorporating light and sound for a completely immersive panoramic experience. Read the rest
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I ate chicken nuggets from 6 fast-food chains, and the best were also the cheapest
Irene Jiang / Business Insider Chicken nuggets are a fast-food favorite. I tried the chicken nuggets at McDonald's, Burger King, Wendy's, Chick-Fil-A, Shake Shack, and KFC to see which chain does them best. The chicken nuggets at Wendy's won out with their crispy coating, juicy chicken, and balanced flavor. At around 40 cents a nugget, they were also the best value. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Chicken nuggets are beloved by all — except maybe vegetarians. It's easy to see why. They're inoffensive, easy to eat, and low in calories compared to other fast-food options. They're also the ideal vehicle for your dipping sauce of choice. But like most fast foods, not all chicken nuggets are created equal. A chicken nugget should be crispy on the outside, juicy on the inside, and has a balanced flavor. I went to six fast-food chains in pursuit of this perfect chicken nugget. The competitors were: Shake Shack, Chick-fil-A, KFC, Wendy's, McDonald's, and Burger King. All prices were what I paid in the New York City location I visited.SHAKE SHACK — 6 PC CHICK'N BITES, $4.99 — I don't come to Shake Shack because it's a good value, but opening up this box of meager morsels was disappointing. After tax, they were practically a dollar each. Irene Jiang / Business Insider The batter and breadcrumbs were very crispy, and the chicken was tender and juicy. Irene Jiang / Business Insider But they were way too salty. I had to dip them in sweet honey mustard in order to balance them out. Irene Jiang / Business Insider See the rest of the story at Business InsiderSee Also:I compared the cheapest and most expensive burgers from McDonald's, Burger King, and Wendy's. Only one chain offers better quality for more money.We compared Popeyes' discontinued chicken Po' Boy to its new fried chicken sandwich, and we can see why the new sandwich became such a massive hitI tried bacon cheeseburgers from the three biggest fast-food burger chains, and McDonald's was both the newest and bestSEE ALSO: I ate the same meal at Texas Roadhouse, Outback Steakhouse, and LongHorn Steakhouse. Here's how they compared.
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Michael Bloomberg is running for president in 2020. Here's everything we know about the candidate and how he stacks up against the competition.
REUTERS/Brian Snyder Who is Michael Bloomberg? Current job: CEO of Bloomberg LP and founder of Bloomberg Philanthropies. Running for president of the United States as a Democratic candidate. Age: 77See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: Extremists turned a frog meme into a hate symbol, but Hong Kong protesters revived it as an emblem of hopeSee Also:Michael Bloomberg’s late entry into the 2020 race is motivated by fear among Democrats that Joe Biden’s campaign is in a ‘dire’ placeMichael Bloomberg filed paperwork to run in Alabama's 2020 Democratic primaryElizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders take swipes at billionaire Michael Bloomberg in response to his potential presidential bidSEE ALSO: The 25 women who have accused Trump of sexual misconduct
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The best and worst Disney movies of every decade, according to critics
Disney/Pixar Disney has made some of the most famous movies of all time, from animated family films to Marvel superhero franchises.  But with hundreds of movies in its lineup, Disney doesn't always score well with critics. Here are the best and worst Disney movies of each decade based on critic scores on Rotten Tomatoes.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. As a new decade approaches, so does the promise of more Disney films that will forever be associated with the 2020s. The entertainment and media giant has been cranking out films since "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs" was released nationwide in the US in 1938 and is now associated with some of the most beloved movies and franchises of all time.  Each year, Disney releases a number of films that garner critical acclaim, but inevitably not all of its films resonate with critics. Hits from popular franchises like Marvel and Star Wars tend to score highly with critics and fans alike, although they can't compete with the high praise Disney consistently receives for its bread and butter: animated films. Here are the best and worst Disney movies of each decade, according to critics: Worst of the 1940s: "Song of the South" Disney Critic score: 45% User score: 72% What critics said: "The film is very much a '40s Hollywood vision of the Ole South. The field hands march to and from work in neatly pressed work clothes, singing elaborate choral arrangements of spirituals." — The Los Angeles Times ("Song of the South" has become known as Disney's most "notorious" film for its racist character archetypes.) Best of the 1940s: "Pinocchio" Disney/Wikipeida Critic score: 100% User score: 73% What critics said: "It still is the best thing Mr. Disney has done and therefore the best cartoon ever made." — The New York Times Worst of the 1950s: "The Shaggy Dog" Disney Critic score: 67% User score: 48% What critics said: "Unhappily, Producer Walt Disney tells his shaggy-dog story so doggedly that he soon runs it into the pound." — TIME Magazine See the rest of the story at Business InsiderSee Also:The 11 highest-grossing Disney movies at the global box office of all timeDisney is adamant that audiences don't want more standalone 'Star Wars' movies, but experts disagree6 discovery tools to help podcast listeners decide what to hear nextSEE ALSO: The best and worst superhero movies in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, ranked according to critics
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Here's Why Netflix Is Leaving Some Roku and Samsung Devices
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Mexico grants asylum to Bolivia’s Evo Morales as unrest continues
Mexico on Monday offered asylum to former Bolivian President Evo Morales, who stepped down Sunday amid unrest over his controversial re-election. Mexico’s foreign secretary said Morales had requested the asylum, and the country will oblige. “We will immediately proceed to inform Bolivia’s foreign ministry that, under international law, it should offer safe conduct” for Morales,...
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There are revenge porn laws on the books in 46 states, but victims say not enough is being done to protect them online
Melissa Rowley Last month Rep. Katie Hill resigned following the release of revenge porn, allegedly by her estranged husband.  YouTuber Chrissy Chambers was also the victim of revenge porn. She sued her ex-boyfriend and won, but said the process was difficult.  To date, 46 states and Washington DC and one territory have revenge porn laws on the books. But many victims and legal professionals are finding them unsatisfactory. That's because they don't offer effective laws around the online distribution of revenge porn.  And internet laws provide loopholes that allow "interactive computer services" to escape responsibility. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. In 2013, musician and YouTube star Chrissy Chambers was living in Atlanta, GA pursuing an acting career. One day, she got a notification that someone was spreading inappropriate links on her YouTube channel. "You think Chrissy Chambers is a role model?" the messages read. "She's actually a whore, look at these videos."See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: Here's how to escape a flooding vehicleSee Also:A New Jersey woman meeting a man from the internet texted him asking, 'You're not a serial killer, right?' 10 days later she was found dead.Kanye West was met with laughter after he announced he's running for president in 2024: 'What y'all laughing at?'35 unexpected places the Berlin Wall ended up around the world
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Nikki Haley Embodies What’s Wrong With the Republican Party
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Gwen Stefani denies wearing engagement ring to 2019 People’s Choice Awards
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The EU just approved a vaccine to prevent Ebola
Today, the European Union granted an Ebola vaccine "conditional marketing authorization." The vaccine, developed by the pharmaceutical giant Merck, is known as Ervebo. It's the first human Ebola vaccine to be approved by the EU.
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Josiah and Lauren Duggar welcome 1st child after miscarriage
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E.P.A. to Tighten Limits on Science Used to Write Public Health Rules
A new agency rule would restrict the science that can be used in drafting health regulations by requiring researchers to turn over confidential health data.
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4 reasons the Air Force has a fuel problem — and how it can fix it
US Air Force/Master Sgt Michael Jackson The US military is the world's largest consumer of oil, and the Air Force is the biggest consumer within the Defense Department. That dependence on jet fuel and the outdated ways the service moves around it and plans for its use are a risk. But there are changes the Air Force can make to its logistics and its technology to keep a strategic advantage, according to Roberto Guerrero, deputy assistant secretary of the US Air Force for operational energy. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. "As a service that provides global reach, global vigilance, and global power, are we thinking globally?" — Gen. David Goldfein, US Air Force chief of staff, at the 2017 Air Force Association Symposium This is a question that keeps me up at night. Are we prepared to defend the homeland and defeat our enemies at any location around the world? If faced against a near-peer or peer competitor, will we have the necessary infrastructure and logistical supply chain to support the lethality we need on the battlefield? More than ever before, the United States depends on the Air Force to complete the mission. In 2018, the congressionally appointed National Defense Strategy Commission concluded that "regardless of where the next conflict occurs or which adversary it features, the Air Force will be at the forefront." Every year, the Air Force conducts approximately 800,000 sorties and uses over 2 billion gallons of aviation fuel, making it the largest consumer across the Department of Defense. That's 2,200 sorties per day! The Air Force has made some relatively small investments to modernize how we plan, optimize and deliver fuel for the war fighter, but we must do more to maintain dominance in an ever-changing battlespace. Here are four reasons why.1. Without fuel, there is no fight. U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Erin Piazza We are strategically and tactically dependent on fuel for nearly all of our missions. From delivering cargo and humanitarian aid to transporting our troops and conducting airstrikes, we can't get much done without fuel. As Gen. George Patton famously proclaimed during World War II: "My men can eat their belts, but my tanks gotta have gas." While I don't recommend eating your belt, our tanks, ships and aircraft still need a ready supply of energy — anytime, anywhere. 2. Fuel is an inherent security risk for our troops. US Air Force Thirty percent of the causalities in Iraq and Afghanistan during the height of the war were caused by attacks on fuel and water convoys. Transporting fuel — whether by air, land or sea — is a necessary risk. But the more we use, the more of a risk it becomes. If we face external constraints like oil shortages, adversary attacks or interrupted access, our vulnerabilities become even greater. 3. The future fight requires modern fuel logistics. US Air Force/Tech. Sgt. Daniel Martinez Our adversaries are developing state-of-the-art innovations and technologies to propel fuel logistics into the future, and we need to do more to stay ahead of the game. No longer can we rely on whiteboards and markers to plan complex aerial-refueling operations. We need to provide airmen with 21st-century technology that is agile, adaptive and secure — at the "speed of relevance." See the rest of the story at Business InsiderSee Also:A rare insider's look at the once top-secret Navy SEAL mini sub, the shadowy SDVA major US partner wants to buy more F-16s even as it goes after Russia's Su-35 fighter5 of Hollywood's best depictions of life in the militarySEE ALSO: The Pentagon is the world's biggest consumer of oil, but it's trying to change that
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P&O ferry rescues migrant trying to swim from France to UK
Despite wearing a wetsuit the man in his 30s was suffering from severe hypothermiaA man wearing a wetsuit has been saved by a ferry off the coast of Calais in northern France on Monday as he tried to swim across the Channel to Britain, maritime authorities have said.The crew of the Pride of Canterbury P&O ferry spotted the man in his 30s around 12 miles off the French coast. The ferry made a U-turn to “retrieve him from the sea”, the French maritime authorities for the Channel and North Sea said in a statement. Continue reading...
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U.S. House panel release impeachment depositions of current, former diplomats
The U.S. House of Representatives committees conducting the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump on Monday released transcripts from closed-door depositions with State Department Ukraine specialist Catherine Croft and Christopher Anderson, a former specialist on Ukraine at the State Department.
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Ilhan Omar glad ‘Islamophobe’ Pete King is retiring
Rep. Ilhan Omar shed no tears on Monday at the news that longtime Long Island GOP Rep. Peter King would not seek reelection in 2020 — taking to Twitter to crack: “Good riddance.” “Peter King is an Islamophobe who held McCarthyite hearings targeting American Muslims, said ‘there are too many mosques in this country’ and...
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Kim Kardashian says her shapewear line SKIMS is adding body tape and pasties in 3 different skin tones
Reuters/Vanessa Beecroft Kim Kardashian West announced on Monday that her shapewear line, SKIMS, is releasing two new products: body tape and pasties. The forthcoming products will be available in three different skin-tone shades. Fans can join a waitlist to be the first to shop the new items, which will be available for sale on the SKIMS website on Thursday. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. On Monday, Kim Kardashian West took to Twitter to announce the launch of two new products under her SKIMS shapewear line: body tape and pasties. The SKIMS Body Tape is available at $36 per roll, and the SKIMS Pasties, which come in a pack of five pairs, are $12.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: Behind the scenes with Shepard Smith — the Fox News star who just announced his resignation from the networkSee Also:The internet wasn't always a hellscape. I know how to go back to its glory days.Kim Kardashian put a daring twist on a '90s trend by wearing leather chaps with a denim corsetKim Kardashian made a big change to her Met Gala dress after Kanye West said it looked too inappropriate to wear in front of her children
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