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Post It Notes: Hottest Headlines on 10/3

Are you suffering from a case of too-many-news-sources-and-not-enough time? Don’t worry, there’s a cure. JET rounds up the relevant headlines of the day in entertainment, breaking news and lifestyle trends.

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Government Shutdown Enters Third Day

The government limped into a third day of partial shutdown Thursday with no sign of a way out after a White House conversation between President Barack Obama and top congressional leaders seemed only to harden the stances of Democrats and Republicans. “The president remains hopeful that common sense will prevail,” the White House said in a written statement after the unproductive meeting about the political standoff that has idled 800,000 federal workers and halted an array of services Americans expect from their government.

Scandal Meets Saks

Gathering in New York to see the unveiling of the“Gladiators in suits” mannequins, Scandal cast members came out to see the window display at Saks Fifth Avenue. The character-inspired mannequins were wearing clothing by designers the show has used, such as Giorgio Armani, Donna Karan, Calvin Klein, Michael Kors and Carolina Herrera.

Pedro Martinez Plans Memoir

The former Boston Red Sox pitcher is planning a self-titled memoir for release next year. Pedro will be co-written by Boston Herald’s Michael Silverman, according to the Associated Press. Publisher Houghton Mifflin says the book will reveal “lively, raw stories” about Martinez’s time in the league.

Hebru Brantley at the Hideout

Held every first Friday at Chicago’s The Hideout, The Interview Show features guests from every walk of life. Hosted by Mark Bazer, the show gets up close and personal with guests in a laid back, intimate setting. This month, standout artist and JET subject Hebru Brantley is on the hot seat.

‘I Quit’ Girl Gets Job Offer from Queen Latifah

Just days after Marina Shifrin’s resignation video went viral, the former news segment creator has been offered a job. After appearing on The Queen Latifah Show on Thursday, the talk show host offered Shifrin a gig as digital content producer for her website. So is that what it takes to get a job these days?!

California Allows Undocumented Citizens Licenses

Gov. Jerry Brown signs a bill that allows immigrants living in the country illegally to get a driver’s license. California is the latest in a growing number of states who have made this move, which has been embraced by Latino activists, as well as police officers and insurance executives.

Big Boi Divorce?

Say it isn’t so!  TMZ is reporting that Outkast icon and solo star, Big Boi, is about to be divorced from his wife of nearly two decades.  One of our favorite lines from him is “my main thang got my last name” from “Shine Blockas.”  And a custody battle is brewing for their youngest child?  Awww….We really are sorry to report this.

MJ Plays No Games

We’d like to leave you with this lesson of the day, thanks to this throwback video.  Do not trash talk, Michael Jordan.  Ever.