8@8: your morning scoop

zayn malik is officially a solo artist

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Today is… 

International Day of Friendship! Good gift idea?

News of the Day:

MTV's Scream, a resurrection of the classic film as a television series, has been a pretty big success—so much that it has been renewed for a second season. 

Jaime King is not afraid to tell the world how much she loves BFF Lena Dunham. In an Instagram photo the actress posted, she is wearing a shirt covered in nude Lena Dunhams. Now that's what friends are for!

+ British girl group Little Mix has some serious raw talent and proved it with a flawless mashup of Jason Derulo's "Want To Want Me" and Whitney Houston's "I Wanna Dance With Somebody."

In the midst of the second season of Candidly Nicole on VH1, Nicole Richie has launched a collaboration with the monthly subscription beauty service Birchbox. Check out the box full of goodies here and use the code LOVENICOLE when checking out!

Former One Direction member Zayn Malik took to Twitter yesterday to announce that he has officially signed to RCA Records as a solo artist. He also told fans the exact reason why he left the group: to pursue his own music.

Deal of the Day:

Check out the new lines that were added to the Topshop summer sale! 

Quote of the Day:

"Some people just don't understand sarcasm or the British sense of humour" - Cara Delevingne, in response to that viral, super-awkward interview. 

Gif of the Day: