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Supreme Court Rules Against Abercrombie & Fitch In Religious Discrimination Case!

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Supreme Court rules against Abercrombie in religious case.

Victory!!!

In 2008, then 17-year-old Samantha Elauf (pictured above in February 2015) was denied a job at Abercrombie & Fitch, which she felt was a result of her wearing a hijab, and thus identifying herself as Muslim, during the interview process.

[ Related: Abercrombie Finally Changes Its Looks-Based Policy ]

On Monday, the Supreme Court, in a near unanimous 8-1 decision, ruled that companies cannot discriminate against employees, or deny employment to job applicants, for religious reasons.

The justices ruling against Abercrombie argued that even if the retailer did not know for a fact that Elauf was Muslim, their suspicions had nevertheless influenced their decision not to hire her.

Justice Antonin Scalia wrote:

"The rule for disparate-treatment claims based on a failure to accommodate a religious practice is straightforward. An employer may not make an applicant's religious practice, confirmed or otherwise, a factor in employment decisions."

This decision will obviously have major implications in the future for other companies who raise suspicions of discriminating for religious reasons.

It should be noted, however, that Abercrombie has changed its "looks policy" recently after backlash that the company only hired employees that fit a very narrow, mainstream ideal.

Better late than never, we guess!

[Image via Abercrombie & Fitch Instagram & AP Images (inset)]

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France Officially Issues Ban On Models Deemed Too Thin

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France issues ban on overly thin models.

The too-thin model ban is officially in effect in France.

We previously reported that French lawmakers were mulling over banning fashion models that didn't fit a healthy BMI criteria, and now a bill has been voted on and passed by the lower house of parliament!

According to the bill, any model deemed too thin according to the new parameters set forth by the law will not be allowed to work:

"…[M]odels would have to present a medical certificate showing a BMI of at least 18, about 55 kg (121 lb) for a height of 1.75 meters (5.7 feet), before being hired for a job and for a few weeks afterwards."

Moreover, modeling agencies and agents who refuse to follow these new standards will face up to six months in prison or hefty fines reaching up to 75,000 euros ($82,300).

And a second measure states that any website that promotes "excessive thinness by encouraging eating restrictions for a prolonged period of time, resulting in risk of mortality or damage to health" will also face a year in prison or a fine of up to 100,000 euros (approx $110,000).

Wow! France is not messing around with this!

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Versace Accused Of Stealing Its Latest Design From Artist Kesh's Collaboration With American Apparel!

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Versace accused of ripping off independent artist's work.

Someone's got some 'splaining to do!

Versace is facing criticism today for selling a graphic print tee that looks almost identical to one designed by artist Kesh for a collaboration with American Apparel that took place back in 2013!

The collabo wasn't obscure either — celebs like Cara Delevingne (in a Kesh x American Apparel bikini above) and Wiz Khalifa were seen sporting pieces from the collection!

On Monday Kesh posted a photo on her Instagram comparing the two shirts:

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The Case Behind Lupita Nyong'o's Oscars Gown Is Closed! Find Out What Happened To The Thieves HERE!

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The case on Lupita Nyong'o's Calvin Klein dress is closed! Get the deets HERE!

This is not the ending we were expecting.

Remember how thieves made off with Lupita Nyong'o's Calvin Klein Oscars gown only to return it after finding out the pearls were fake?

Well, apparently that's the end of the story!

While the Los Angeles County Sheriff's office was conducting an investigation into the crime, a rep from Calvin Klein supposedly called the police department to say they have decided not to pursue charges after all.

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Lupita Nyong'o's Pearl Oscar Dress Has Been Found, But That's Not The Only Shocking Discovery!

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With all the attention on #TheDress, we almost forgot about the other gossiped-about gown — Lupita Nyong'o's Oscars dress.

The pearl-encrusted couture Calvin Klein was stolen from the actress' hotel room on Tuesday.

Well, the dress has been found … to be a fake!

[ Related: Khloe Kardashian Didn't Like Lupita's Dress ]

The thief who took the gown says he took the dress from Lupita's room at The London after finding the door ajar.

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Mariah Carey's Glam Team Costs A LOT! You'll Never Believe How Many Digits Are In This Price Tag!

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New legal docs detail Mariah Carey's extensive beauty fees!

She's not known as a diva for no reason.

From bejeweled arm slings to having a black tie gown fit for every occasion, Mariah Carey definitely takes the crown!

And according to new legal docs, it comes at a steep price!

[ Related: Here Are 20 Of Mariah Carey's Best Diva Moments ]

In a lawsuit against the songstress' record label, a photographer is claiming he set up a photo shoot with her, which she then cancelled…

After $85,000 in fees were incurred from hiring her glam squad! The breakdown included:

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