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Plus, a sad day for fans of Anthony Bourdain.



Welcome to the Morning Scoop for June 8, 2018. President Trump is heading to two different summits in the next week, and not for skiing. Although, we heard Charlevoix is a nice place to ski in the winter. 

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President Trump Heads to Quebec for G7 Summit

President Macron pushing President Trump. Just kidding. (Image: Wikimedia Commons)

President Trump is headed to the annual Group of 7 (G7) summit, which begins today in Charlevoix, Quebec. G7 hosts leaders from France, Canada, Great Britain, Germany, Italy, Japan, and of course, the United States.

Trump is expected to be greeted with some hostility from both French President Emmanuel Macron and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who are both upset at Trump for imposing tariffs on steel and aluminum trade. According to the New York Times, all three leaders have been butting heads on Twitter over this trade issue.

President Trump has also announced that he will be leaving the G7 summit early to travel to his Singapore summit with North Korea. Departing on Saturday morning, Trump will be missing key meetings about economy and trade, further aggravating his state of affairs with Macron and Trudeau.

It is still unclear how much Trump will be able to accomplish during his time in Charlevoix, considering he is missing a few days of the summit.

Anthony Bourdain Dead at 61 From Apparent Suicide

Anthony Bourdain, chef, author and television personality, has been confirmed dead by CNN. The host of CNN’s Emmy- award-winning series, Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown was found unresponsive on Friday morning by close friend and fellow chef, Eric Ripert. Both were filming an upcoming episode of Bourdain’s show in Strasbourg, France.

“It is with extraordinary sadness we can confirm the death of our friend and colleague, Anthony Bourdain,” CNN shared in a statement. “His love of great adventure, new friends, fine food and drink and the remarkable stories of the world made him a unique storyteller. His talents never ceased to amaze us and we will miss him very much. Our thoughts and prayers are with his daughter and family at this incredibly difficult time.”

CMN’s Ife Abel reports the full story here.

New Prince Album Revealed on the Late Singer’s 60th Birthday

Prince fans receive a special gift in honor of the late singer’s 60th birthday. An announcement by the Prince Estate and Warner Bros. Records  revealed the release of Piano & A Microphone 1983. The album title is an ode to the singer’s final concert series before his career ended.

According to the Prince Estate, the album set to arrive September 21 will consist of nine tracks from cassette recordings done by Prince in his Minnesota home.

To find out what’s on the album, read more from Tamia Heard.

Today in a Tweet 

Today is World Ocean’s Day, and many organizations across the globe are pledging efforts to be more environmentally conscious. 

Last But Not Least: ‘Legally Blonde 3’ Set to Release Valentine’s Day 2020

Reese Witherspoon, known for her iconic role as Elle Woods in the original 2001 ‘Legally Blonde,’ confirmed early Thursday afternoon that she would be returning to the big screen for a third time.

The original blockbuster film, was a success, grossing $141. 8 million worldwide. The sequel, “Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde,” followed behind making $124.9 million at the box office. It is set in the nation’s capital, and focuses on Woods career as she expands into the world of politics.  Hello Sunshine is set to produce the third film in 2020.

Read Danielle Germain’s full story here.


This Friday Morning Scoop was compiled by Danielle GermainIfe AbelTamia Heard, and the CMN Staff. We switch off on using oxford commas, because inconsistency is key. Of course, much of it has to do with the Vampire Weekend song. 

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