Loretta Lynn dies at 90, how to participate in Croctober, and more of today’s trending news

Loretta Lynn Dies At 90, How To Participate In Croctober, And More Of Today’s Trending News
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Tom Brady and Gisele Bundchen in 2019. Bündchen and Brady, who wed in 2009, are going through a difficult period.

Here are some trending topics for today, Oct. 4.

Loretta Lynn

Loretta Lynn, the Kentucky coal miner’s daughter whose frank songs about life and love as a woman in Appalachia pulled her out of poverty and made her a pillar of country music, has died. She was 90.

In a statement provided to The Associated Press, Lynn’s family said she died Tuesday at her home in Hurricane Mills, Tennessee.

Lynn already had four children before launching her career in the early 1960s, and her songs reflected her pride in her rural Kentucky background. The Country Music Hall of Famer wrote fearlessly about sex and love, cheating husbands, divorce and birth control and sometimes got in trouble with radio programmers for material from which even rock performers once shied away.

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<p>Endorsements by now shunned Chef Mario Batali helped spark <a href="https://www.aol.com/2010/12/29/10-top-fads-of-the-last-decade/"></a><a href="https://www.aol.com/2010/12/29/10-top-fads-of-the-last-decade/">a buying rage of Crocs</a> in 2007. First introduced in 2004, the plastic, hole-pocked shoes, which come in numerous bright colors, sold about 50 million pairs in 2007 when <a href="https://www.cnn.com/2012/03/16/living/american-comeback-crocs/index.html"></a><a href="https://www.cnn.com/2012/03/16/living/american-comeback-crocs/index.html">sales reached 0 million</a>. Economics slowed the shoes’ sales by 2008, but new and evolving designs keep the shoes popular, especially for professions that require extended periods of time on your feet, such as nursing. </p>

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Endorsements by now shunned Chef Mario Batali helped spark a buying rage of Crocs in 2007. First introduced in 2004, the plastic, hole-pocked shoes, which come in numerous bright colors, sold about 50 million pairs in 2007 when sales reached $850 million. Economics slowed the shoes’ sales by 2008, but new and evolving designs keep the shoes popular, especially for professions that require extended periods of time on your feet, such as nursing. 

Crocs

Crocs is gearing up to celebrate 20 years of fandom during the most wonderful time of the year, Croctober. As a brand well known for its loyal global fanbase – a beautifully diverse tapestry of one-of-a-kinds from every corner of the world – this milestone moment will deliver the biggest and boldest fan-fueled experiences yet with a month of surprise activations.

Festivities officially kicked off in a big way on October 1st, with the launch of a global “Free Pair For All” shoe giveaway. Every day for the first week of Croctober, the brand will give away tens of thousands of pairs of Crocs shoes, inviting all fans, from OGs to newbies, to join in on the global celebration.

From there, the iconic brand will continue to treat Croc Nation to surprise giveaways, exclusive product, and access to an all-new Crocs World experience where fans can engage with the brand in an entirely new way.

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<p>Tom Brady and Gisele Bundchen in 2019. Bündchen and Brady, who wed in 2009, are going through a difficult period.</p>

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Tom Brady and Gisele Bundchen in 2019. Bündchen and Brady, who wed in 2009, are going through a difficult period.

Gisele Bündchen

Tom Brady and Gisele Bündchen, who have been living separately from each other in recent weeks, have each hired divorce attorneys and are “exploring their options” regarding their marriage, a source close to the estranged couple told CNN on Tuesday.

CNN reported last month that Brady, a seven-time Super Bowl champion quarterback who currently plays for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and his wife, Bündchen, a fashion model, have been dealing with “marital issues,” according to a source close to the couple.

The two, who married in 2009, have been “living separately,” a source close to Bündchen told CNN in September.

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