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Morning Buzz: New Details Emerge in Ariana Grande Manchester Concert Explosion As Death Toll Rises + More

1. ISIS has claimed responsibility for the explosion at Ariana Grande’s Manchester concert that has killed at least 22 people and injured more than 50, reports The Associated Press. The group has not provided any evidence to support the claim at this time. A 23-year-old man has been arrested in Manchester in connection with the attack. (h/t Buzzfeed News; photo via Christopher Furlong/Getty)

2. The first victim of the Manchester attack has been identified as 18-year-old Georgina Callander. According to the Evening Standard, Callander died at the hospital with her mother by her side. Callander tweeted at Grande on Sunday how excited she was to attend the show the following day. Our thoughts are with Georgina’s family and friends.

3. Ariana Grande has reportedly suspended her world tour following the explosion.TMZ reports that Ariana is currently not concerned with the shows, including her scheduled concert in London on Thursday, and will reschedule when ready. Grande nor her team have confirmed any show cancellations just yet. (Photo via Leon Neal/Getty)

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4. Jason Aldean and Brittany Kerr reveal they’re expecting a baby boy. The couple shared the news in an adorable Instagram video, which shows them popping two balloons filled with blue confetti — indicating they’re having a boy. Congrats!

5. Katy Perry dished some major deets on her feud with Taylor Swift. Perry did NOT hold back as her and The Late Late Show‘s James Corden drove around for the Carpool KaraokePrimetime Special. “That’s true; there is a situation,” Perry said to Corden after they sang Perry’s latest single, “Swish Swish.” Perry claims she tried to talk it out with Swift but that she wasn’t having it, and instead got shut down (and a song — “Bad Blood” — written about it). “Honestly, it’s really like she started it and it’s time for her to finish it,” Perry said, adding that “women together, not divided, and like none of this petty [bleeped out]. Women together will heal the world.” (h/t ET)

6. Quote of the day: “You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You must do the thing which you think you cannot do.” Eleanor Roosevelt on confronting fear.

What do you think of Katy Perry’s comments on her feud with Taylor Swift? Let us know @BritandCo.

Nicole Villeneuve
Nicole is an entertainment and lifestyle writer covering pop culture, news, and cool women doing cool things. She likes yard sales, MTV's Teen Mom, and putting too many memes in the group chat. She lives in Toronto.

Alright, folks. We've officially made it to fall. And if you haven't already started switching out your decor (as long as it's ready by Friendsgiving, right?) you still have time to do so. Draw inspiration from this round-up of new home products that includes harvest-inspired candles, cozy linens and textiles, and a v. practical piece of furniture. One scroll through these, and you'll have all the motivation you need to transition the seasons. Scroll on to start shopping.

Prism x LOREM Collection ($96+): Calling all Cali babes. The popular Long Beach boutique, Prism, announced a boho-fabulous collab with home decor line, LOREM, that we can't get enough of. Shop everything from plant hangers (eight options, to be exact) to artwork, all inspired by the very colorful vibes of the brands. If you were looking for a cheery way to tide you through winter, this. is. it!

Floyd Mattress (Price TBD): Fans of the cult-favorite Detroit-based brand will love their latest launch debuting on October 29. The highly-coveted Floyd Mattress will have the same made-to-last design and superior comfort as their other furnishings, tailored perfectly to fit the line's in-demand bed frame. Additional details for the mattress include a breathable foam material, highly-mobile packaging, and a low-profile design to secure your best night's sleep yet. Check back on the last week of the month to get one for yourself.

Dims 'Composed Vanity' ($595): Small space? No problem! Direct-to-consumer brand, Dims, is giving you a quick and stylish solution to your storage needs with their newest item that doubles as both a desk and vanity. The functional piece is made with non-toxic, chemical-free materials and can be assembled in seven minutes or less. Throw in four sleek shades to choose from, and this may just be your best purchase of 2019 yet!

Saatchi Art x The Citizenry Holiday Collection ($225+): Get ready to deck your walls this holiday season. Saatchi Art partnered with The Citizenry in a one-of-a-kind collection that features a curation of art across styles. Explore everything from modern to abstract creations in a selection so stunning, it's bound to spark a conversation at your next gathering.

NEST Spiced Orange & Clove Collection ($16+): If you haven't experienced the addicting aromas of the beloved NEST fragrance brand, this is the perfect time to get on board! The label recently released their latest scent — spiced orange & clove — just in time for all your gatherings. Inhale festive notes of orange pomander, spiced brandy, cinnamon, and gingered honey across their suite of candles and diffusers to bring all the good vibes to your home.

Bloomingdales x RiLEY Home ($19+): RiLEY Home gets millennials. So they teamed up with Bloomingdales to make shopping their selection more attainable than ever. Now, you can get in on long-lasting, luxurious staples like flannel sheets, bedding, printed throws, premium pet beds, and more, by shopping online and in-stores at the department store. (Trust us: These dream goods are ones you're going to be *glad* you stocked-up on.)

Italic Serene Towels ($12+): The luxury brand that prides itself on using the *same* factories namesake brands (like Calvin Klein and Lacoste) use, but without the price tag behind them, brings you a new product for fall. Treat yourself to Italic's ultra-soft towel set spun from fluffy, 100% Australian cotton, in a convenient set of six. Consider it the perfect indulgence after a long soak in the tub on a cozy FNI (Friday night in)!

Hyascent x Neiman Marcus ($169): 'Tis the season for a delightfully scented home. Warm your abode with scents like bourbon joy, cheeky rose and more in a unique diffuser that doubles more as decor than a fragrance-inducer. Fresh off the (online) shelves of Neiman Marcus, explore nine scents that last up to six months in a specialized hourglass holder. (Shhh! Your friends will never know the secret of why your place smells so darn good!)