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Papa John's CEO Uses the N-word, Joker Joaquin is a Go, and That's Not What 'Stab' Means, Tori Spelling!

By Dustin Rowles | Pajiba Love | July 11, 2018 |

By Dustin Rowles | Pajiba Love | July 11, 2018 |


“Justin Theroux’s devotion to this Sons of Anarchy meets Scott Disick aesthetic has another very specific constant - a nod to OG rap gods.” I never noticed that until now. (Lainey)

Don’t use the word “stab” and baby, Tori Spelling, unless you ACTUALLY mean “stab.” Stab is an active verb and does not apply to this situation. (Dlisted)

And then came the fourth horseman: “Kylie Jenner covers Forbes because she’s on track to be a billionaire.” (Celebitchy)

Do you want to read IN DETAIL how Mission Impossible became the best modern action franchise? Yes, yes you do. (/Film)

Gizmodo, Jezebel, Deadspin, Lifehacker, Splinter, The Root, Kotaku, Earther, Jalopnik, The Onion, ClickHole, and The Takeout are all up for sale, and I think that The AV Club is taking a shot at their current owners, Univision, when they say, “This site is driven by love—not just of art, but of the conversations and feelings that art spawns—and you’d have to be some sort of goddamn fucking morons not to be able to make money off of that.” (The AV Club)]

The Root, meanwhile, is asking Beyoncé to buy the sites. (The Root)

You’re all going to be BLOWN AWAY in surprise by this, but in a conference call with a marketing firm to discuss how Papa John’s could handle its racist reputation, the Papa John’s CEO repeatedly used the N-word. SHOCKING. The marketing firm has dropped Papa John’s as a client. (Think Progress)

I don’t actually take any pleasure in how badly Donald Trump fucked up the situation with North Korea, but HONESTLY, did he really think he could just fly to Singapore and magically make everything OK? “Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s overnight visit to Pyongyang last week failed to demonstrate any progress on denuclearization talks, leading one source with knowledge of the discussions to say the White House felt it went ‘as badly as it could have gone.’”(CNN)

This just breaks my goddamn heart: Some kids have been separated from their immigrant parents for so long that when they are finally reunited, they no longer recognize their parents and believe those who they are detained with are their siblings. (The Hill)

We were talking about Mimi Leder and The Peacemaker just yesterday, and today we find out that she’ll be directing the Jennifer Aniston/Reese Witherspoon series for Apple. (The Wrap)

“I expected bad, and I kept telling people to expect bad, but it is still surreal to see,” said one current NATO official. “Everyone is in disbelief, worried [NATO’s] credibility is shot, bracing for what comes out of the private sessions—this thing is just getting started and we still have to make it through the substantive sessions, which will be long and boring. We definitely know we’re going to have do clean-up; we just don’t know the extent of the damage or whether anyone will take us seriously.” (The Daily Beast)

The Joker origin story starring Joaquin Phoenix is a GO. (LG)

The World’s Ugliest Dog is dead, only nine days after winning the crown. RIP Zsa Zsa. You were just too ugly for this world (and I mean that in a good way!) (Deadspin)

Last Thursday, crystalclear posted 12 reviews of 18 books. Her run of posts started with her review of Neil DeGrasse Tyson’s Astrophysics for People in a Hurry. Tyson seeks to give people just a taste of astrophysics. "The multiverse: maybe more than just a literary device used in comics and fanfiction!  Then again, maybe not!" Crystalclear wishes there had been a little more. Which books have left you wishing the author had explained more? (Cannonball Read 10)

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