8@8: Your Morning Scoop

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Today is...

National Spaghetti Day! 

News of the Day:

+ Emma Watson totally approves of Noma Dumezweni being cast as Hermione in Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, so all the haters probably should too.

+ Kendall Jenner and Harry Styles were spotted on vacation in Anguilla together, thus restarting the rumor mill. New year, same gossip!

+ Big Sean took the time to mark the highlights of 2015 in his "What A Year" video.

+ Beyoncé is supposedly writing and starring in a biopic about Saartjie Baartman, a South African woman known as Hottentot Venus. She was exploited in freak shows during the late 1700s and early 1800s in London.

+ Stream Hinds' debut album Leave Me Alone now on NPR before it's officially released on January 8. If you live in New York, the band is playing a record release show at Palisades on Wednesday, January 6!

Deal of the Day:

Get an additional 40% off sale items at Madewell in store and online with the code YOUWIN!

Advice of the Day:

"Do or do not, there is no try."- Yoda

GIF of the Day: