There’s so much going on today, I don’t even know where to begin. Let’s start with the humanization of Angelina Jolie through footwear? Wait, no. Better yet: How about Nicki Minaj continuing to not help her case. (Lainey)
Respectfully, I actually agree with Shauna Sexton’s comments with re: to Ben Affleck’s relapse on her Instagram post. It’s not her fault; Ben is “a grown ass man,” and there’s no need to judge Sexton because she’s a 22-year-old who drinks a lot, because many of us were 22-year-olds who drank a lot and it wasn’t our responsibility to babysit 45-year-old men. (Celebitchy)
My twins sing that Drake song all the time, but it’s going to take on a whole new meaning now that we know that it might have been about Kim Kardashian even though Kim Kardashian denies that it was about Kim Kardashian. (Dlisted)
It’s fitting that Cate Blanchett’s dress makes her look like an angel because she is a goddamn angel. (GFY)
Arizona’s Governor has tapped former Senator John Kyl to replace John McCain, and because I know you’re wondering: John Kyl will be a rubber stamp for Brett Kavanaugh. In fact, he was working to shepherd Kavanaugh through the confirmation process before he got the call. (The Root)
The Sons of Anarchy spin-off premieres tonight on FX, and our old friend (and former writer) Kimberly Ricci (formerly Agent Bedhead) chats with Kurt Sutter about it. (Uproxx)
The odds of the Democrats taking back the House have increased from 72 percent to 80 percent in the last week (and from 77 to 80 percent just today). (538)
In case you missed it over the weekend, here are the “10 Best, Blackest, Messiest and Ugliest Moments From Aretha Franklin’s Epic Marathon Homegoing.” (VSBs)
We’ve heard nothing but outstanding things about the fifth season of BoJack Horseman, so far, and here’s a trailer to whet your appetite. (Slashfilm)
If there was ever a way to get me to watch: “Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson reveals he’s desperate to join Great British Bake Off.” (The Sun)
This is a super sweet moment.
michael b jordan saw some fans and went over to them and talked to them and they were all hyped because they just met killmonger from black panther. this is why representation matters. pic.twitter.com/QfV80dilYx— mari 230 (@chbellamy) August 27, 2018
A pair of Judy Garland’s ruby slippers were stolen in 2005. They were recently recovered, and this thread details how the Smithsonian Museum of American History helped verify that the recovered shoes were authentic.
A single red sequin was left in the case. A pair of #RubySlippers was gone, stolen in 2005 from the Judy Garland Museum. Today @FBI announces they're found! We were honored to help by examining the shoes and determining that they are consistent with ours. https://t.co/T91LAQfxWb— National Museum of American History (@amhistorymuseum) September 4, 2018
Seriously, Ted Cruz is so bad at this. (Raw Story)
When Jenny S asked a Turkish friend about Turkish authors she should read, Elif Shafak came up. Shafak’s Honour explores two generations of a Turkish family examining how they arrived at a son murdering his mother. "That said, this novel felt strangely optimistic and suggests that things can change, even as it tears out your heart and stomps on it." Are there non-Western authors you wish more people were reading? (Cannonball Read 10)
It won’t ultimately matter in the outcome of the confirmation vote, but Cory Booker and Kamala Harris are making strong pitches for 2020.
Cory Booker: "I cannot support your nomination. Not just because of the body of your work, but also the perverse process by which this comes forward. We should not vote now. We should wait. And if we're not waiting, we should object to your nomination." (via CBS) pic.twitter.com/VPqUFqN2PY— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) September 4, 2018
Sen. Harris: “In reviewing this nominee’s background, I am deeply concerned that what guides him is not independence or impartiality, it’s not even ideology…what guides this nominee is partisanship. This nominee has devoted his entire career to a conservative Republican agenda.” pic.twitter.com/jaeSjrgkWp— Axios (@axios) September 4, 2018
Sarah Huckabee Sanders has responded in the most predictable way to Bob Woodward’s book.
WH responds to Woodward book: “This book is nothing more than fabricated stories, many by former disgruntled employees, told to make the President look bad," writes @PressSec. She says @POTUS policies are working and "no one can beat him in 2020 - not even close.”— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) September 4, 2018
Sarah Huckabee Sanders for Reebok.— billy eichner (@billyeichner) September 4, 2018
Not that Kelly doesn’t deny the other statements attributed to him in Woodward’s book. Just the “idiot” part.
“The idea I ever called the President an idiot is not true,” WH chief of staff John Kelly says in statement pushing back on Woodward book.— Sabrina Siddiqui (@SabrinaSiddiqui) September 4, 2018
It's not a good look for the White House to have to issue a denial that the Chief of Staff referred to the President as an "idiot." It's an even worse look to have to recycle that statement, verbatim, every few months. https://t.co/Oob5EeFN9y— Ned Price (@nedprice) September 4, 2018
Also, there’s a tweet for everything.
Tweet from March 1, 2013. pic.twitter.com/eDbv2F5lRs— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) September 4, 2018
Could work. Could be a shit show, but the fact that it’s being developed says something very troubling about our current environment.
My eye doctor is Claire Danes’ uncle, so he is always giving me the scoop, and the scoop is actually not at all salacious: It’s harder to find great work as she gets older, but that she’s a great parent. Now she’s a great parent to another baby. (Dlisted)
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