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8@8: Your Morning Scoop

Ava DuVernay will direct the new movie adaption of ‘a wrinkle in time’

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National Tortilla Chip Day!

News of the Day:

+ Another day, another blast from the past. Ava DuVernay, director of Selma, has just been hired by Disney to direct the movie adaptation of 1963 children's fantasy novel, A Wrinkle in Time. According to Variety, the film will also have a script that asserts a powerful female-driven narrative for Madeleine L'Engle's book. Girl power all the way.

+ Charli XCX has just announced that there is a new record label in town of her very own making. The singer has officially created Vroom Vroom Recordings, a subsidiary of Atlantic Records UK. The singer will also be releasing a brand new EP titled Vroom Vroom, with more information to come on Friday.

+ Rookie magazine founder Tavi Gevinson will be taking on the lead role in an Instagram series adaptation of David Bowie's final album Blackstar. The #InstaMiniSeries will be made up of 16 episodes that present visual translations of the late singer's music. The series will premiere on February 25th.

+ We know it's almost music festival season when the weather starts getting warm. The latest lineup announced is for Montreal's Osheaga festival in Parc Jean-Drapeau. Artists like Lana Del Rey, The Lumineers, and Radiohead will be performing, so pick up your tickets today for the July event.  

+ Lottie Tomlinson is putting her makeup skills to the ultimate test. Selena Gomez has asked the 17-year-old beauty guru to join her on her revival tour as a makeup artist. Tomlinson has worked alongside her mentor Lou Teasdale, assisting on multiple gigs including London Fashion Week.

Deal of the Day:

In celebration of Urban Decay's 20-year anniversary, they've launched a monster palette (seriously guys, it's the size of a pizza box) containing 20 eyeshadow shades and 20 eyeliner pencils.

Advice of the Day:

"As women, we are constantly told that we need to compare ourselves to a girl in school, to our coworkers, to the images in a magazine...How is the world going to advance if we're always comparing ourselves to others?" -Shailene Woodley

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