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Sub. Designer Kate Spade makes an appearance at the 13th Annual 2002 Glamour Women of the Year Awards at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Spade was found hanged in her Park Avenue apartment in an apparent suicide, law enforcement officials said. (Globe Photos/Zuma Press/TNS)

By Tara Woods

Elle Woods is back for round 3!

Truly, I don’t think you can understand my excitement about this.

Elle Woods, everybody’s favorite fashion icon and lawyer is coming back to the big screen in “Legally Blonde 3.”

Reese Witherspoon is reportedly very close to closing a deal with the production company MGM, according to Deadline.com.

Witherspoon will return to the role under her production company, “Hello Sunshine” that is behind “Big Little Lies” and “Gone Girl.”

Just last year when Witherspoon was on “The Late Late Show” she told James Corden that she was down to take on the role again.

“Yeah, yeah I would! I think it’d be kind of cool to see her 15 years later, like what’s she doing now? What do you think? I don’t know. But I need a good idea.”

Luckily, Witherspoon isn’t the only original cast member to return to the movie. Kirsten ‘Kiwi’ Smith and Karen McCullah, the scriptwriters who adapted the first film from the Amanda Brown novel, are in talks to write the script for the third installment.

Nothing of the plot has been revealed yet, but it’s said to be ‘very in the spirit’ of the first film.

On Thursday, she confirmed her involvement with an iconic Elle Woods moment on Instagram, floating in a pool with her shades on with the caption “It’s True… #LegallyBlonde3.”

Because me and Elle basically share a last name, I am so beyond excited to see what my pink loving, small dog owning, savage lawyer sister does 15 years later. You got this, Elle.


Kate Spade has died of apparent suicide

The 55-year-old handbag designer and icon was found dead in her home Tuesday by her housekeeper. At the scene, the police found a note that spoke to her daughter and husband about what was going on.

Spade struggled with anxiety and depression and had been separated from her husband for the past five months. Her husband, Andy Spade, spoke out about their marriage, claiming they were not filing for divorce.

“We were not legally separated, and never even discussed divorce. We were best friends trying to work through our problems in the best way we knew how. We were together for 35 years. We loved each other very much and simply needed a break,” he said.

Spade leaves behind a legacy that no one will soon forget. She and her husband started the brand “Kate Spade New York” in 1993 and opened up their first shop three years later, according to her website.

“Debuting with just six silhouettes, she combined sleek, utilitarian shapes and colorful palettes in an entirely new way,” the site reads.

Over time, she distanced herself from the business. In 1999, she and her husband sold 56 percent of the brand to Neiman Marcus for $33.6 million. Liz Claiborne acquired the company in 2007, and Spade left her namesake brand. The luxury fashion company Coach announced plans in May 2017 to buy Kate Spade for $2.4 billion.

Spade’s brand was iconic in American culture. Many women on Twitter are speaking about their first Kate Spade handbag, and what it meant to them.

“A year into being an attorney, my first splurge on myself was my (still) perfect #KateSpade black purse.  Functional, crisp, professional, gorgeous. It takes a beautiful mind to design beautiful things. #RIP” said Twitter user @ChayaBaliga.

Even Chelsea Clinton and Ivanka Trump got involved in the conversation.

I got my first Kate Spade for Christmas in 2016. I had been asking for one forever, and it’s still my favorite purse. I won’t forget how it made me stand taller, feel more sure of myself and give me more confidence that I belonged in a professional setting. Thank you, Kate Spade.

If you or anyone you know is struggling with depression, don’t hesitate to reach out and get help. You can call 1-800-273-TALK or there is even a crisis text line available.

F r o s é !


This isn’t even an ad, I would pay them to let me talk about this. I am so excited.

The new drink is literally frozen rosé. The drink itself will be called “The Berry Frosé Twist Freeze” (say that ten times fast), and will only be available for the hot summer season.

Unfortunately, the drink will only be available at two of their Taco Bell Cantina locations – one in Dearborn, Illinois. and one in Newport Beach, California.

Luckily for us Dearborn, Illinois doesn’t seem like too far of a drive, and the price of the drink is only $5.49 while in Newport Beach it’s $7.99. Road trip anyone?


That’s all I have for this week, folks. Let me know what you think about all of this down in the comments. Ttyl!