5 Things to Talk About Today

Sacha Strebe
  • Chef Masaharu Morimoto will open a one-of-a-kind boathouse dining experience at Disney. Known for his appearances on Iron Chef America, the chef will present Morimoto Asia as his first-ever Pan-Asian dining destination. Located at Disney Springs in the Walt Disney World Resort, the new restaurant will showcase unique exhibition kitchens with international flavors, including Peking duck carving and dim sum. The two-story eatery will also feature waterside seating, terraces, a grand hall, and a cocktail lounge. — Disney
     
  • A U.S. judge has ruled Costco "willfully" sold counterfeit Tiffany & Co. engagement rings and must face a jury trial to assess damages. U.S. district judge Laura Taylor Swain stated that the company "willfully infringed" Tiffany & Co.'s trademarks when it sold counterfeit diamond engagement rings bearing the luxury retailer's name. Costco claimed that the Tiffany & Co. trademark was "invalid because they sought to prevent others from using the word 'Tiffany' as a generic description of a type of ring setting." — Business Insider 
     
  • Abandoned Metro stations in Paris could be converted into swimming pools, theaters, and restaurants. That's if two French studios have anything to say about it. Manal Rachdi of Oxo Architects and Nicolas Laisné of Laisné Associés recently unveiled plans for the underground stations after being commissioned by Paris mayoral candidate Nathalie Kosciusko-Morizet. The two studios recently revealed their renovation ideas, which would transform the disused spaces into exciting destinations where Parisians can eat, dance, watch a play, or even exercise. — Dezeen
     
  • Bruno Mars will return to the Super Bowl stage next year. The 29-year-old performer will join other big names, yet to be announced, at the new Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, California, on February 7, 2016. The big game hasn't been held in the Bay Area since Super Bowl XIX in 1985. Before his "Uptown Funk" fame, Mars wowed the Super Bowl crowd in 2014, along with '90s band Red Hot Chili Peppers. — ET Online
     
  • Ellen DeGeneres responds to Caitlyn Jenner's conservative stance on gay marriage. Transgender Olympian Jenner revealed her thoughts in a recent interview with Howard Stern when she said she was "not for it" 15 to 20 years ago but that now she doesn't "ever want to stand in front of anybody’s happiness." DeGeneres said it was "really confusing to people" that she still has a judgment about gay people and marriage, especially when "you're wanting people to understand and accept you." — Huffington Post 

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