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Jay Z Speaks Up About Barneys

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Jay Z Speaks Up About Barneys Collaboration: Pressure has been mounting on Jay Z to back out of a collaboration with Barneys after two recent racial profiling incidents. After days of silence and inaction from the rap mogul, Jay Z issued a statement on his website: "I move and speak based on facts and not emotion," he writes. "I haven't made any comments because I am waiting on facts and the outcome of a meeting between community leaders and Barneys. Why am I being demonised, denounced, and thrown on the cover of a newspaper for not speaking immediately?" Jay Z also emphasizes the basis of his collaboration is to benefit The Sean Carter Foundation, not to make a profit. [Life & Times]

Rita Ora Partners with Adidas: Rita Ora has added one more thing to her fashion portfolio. The British singer-songwriter, who has secured modeling contracts with DKNY and Material Girl, and is creating a make-up collection for Rimmel London, has just signed a major deal with Adidas to design a shoewear line. The singer is the newest Adidas Originals designer, following such notables as Stella McCartney, who designed Team Great Britain's Adidas for the 2012 Olympics, and David Beckham. [The Telegraph]

Paris Hilton Spent Over 5K on Halloween Costumes: Socialite Paris Hilton spent over $5,000 on sexy Halloween costumes at Trashy Lingerie, a popular LA store frequented by celebrities including Madonna, Dolly Parton, and Gwyenth Paltrow. Hilton will be dressing in an array of sultry outfits for her multi-day Halloween celebration -- she'll be a sexy fairy, a princess, and a warrior. The costume that comes with the highest price-tag, is a custom-made “jungle” ensemble inspired by Katy Perry’s Roar music video. [TMZ]

Tamara Mellon Names New CEO: Tamara Mellon, former president and co-founder of footwear label Jimmy Choo, has named Glenn McMahon as the new CEO of her eponymous brand. McMahon, who succeeds Fritz Winans, was the former CEO of St. John. "Glenn has great experience managing global luxury businesses," Mellon said today. "That was the level of experience we were looking for. He understands my vision and how to execute my vision, which is very important to me." [Vogue UK]