8 Things You Need To Know This AM

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Happy Monday, ace. Make sure to brush up on the rules of tennis for the start of the U.S. Open today. (Boast)

Richard Attenborough, the beloved British actor and director who won the hearts of children everywhere playing Kris Kringle in Miracle on 34th Street — and won an Academy Award for directing 1982's Gandhi — passed away yesterday at the age of 90. (Los Angeles Times)

Here's that GIF of Taylor Swift and Lorde dancing at last night's VMAs you were looking for. (Us Weekly)

Lazy girls of the world, rejoice: Your ponytail is now work-appropriate. Here are five new styles to celebrate.

The White House has issued a fix that will provide contraceptive access to women whose employers refuse to cover birth control as part of their insurance plans. (MSNBC)

Patricia Yurena, who won the Miss Spain title in 2008 and 2013, is now the first openly gay national title winner after coming out on Instagram. (New York Post)

Is the Scooby Doo movie fat-shaming? (XO Jane)

Finally, tonight's the night! Which of these nominees will walk away Emmy winners?

Oh, and speaking of winners, see our best VMA coverage here:
The Best Of The Red Carpet
Why Miley's Win Really Matters
Beyoncé. That Is All.
Nicki Minaj Handles A Wardrobe Malfunction Like A Pro
Ireland Baldwin & Angel Haze
Katy Perry's Throw-Back Look
See How John Norris' VMA Predictions Fared

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