What you need to know this morning: In 5 minutes or less


Quick bits of news we're talking about this morning -- what you need to know, in five minutes or less.

1. Sam Smith suffered from vocal cord hemorrhage and has had to cancel tour dates -- and we can hear hearts breaking across the world. (Billboard)

2. Happy birthday Jessica Alba! The Hollywood star turns 34 today, April 28th. See her style transformation below:

3. This new bike washing machine lets you work out WHILE you wash your clothes -- the epitome of multi-tasking. (Huffington Post)

4. Style.com is being spun into Conde Nast's e-commerce platform, and anyone seeking the runway reviews and roundups from each season of Fashion Week can look to Voguerunway.com, a new section of Vogue's U.S. site. (WWD) See the biggest trends from last Fashion Week, below:

5. Gordon Ramsay revealed last night the grossest thing he's ever eaten -- and it's seriously yuck (mac & cheese with an ingredient that is just. wrong.) Find out here!

Gordon Ramsay Reveals the Grossest Thing He's Ever Eaten
Gordon Ramsay Reveals the Grossest Thing He's Ever Eaten

6. More than 3 million people are allergic to peanuts -- and that allergy can be deadly. A study suggests that giving peanuts to infants may reduce peanut allergies in later years. (Associated Press)

7. Starbucks is recalling one of its cookies. Because they did not specify that the cookies contain milk, all black and white cookies are being taken off the shelves in 13 states. (NBC New York)