I must have read 15 articles this weekend on Jared Kushner. They all blur together at this point, but the gist is all the same: He talked to the Russians before the election and didn’t disclose it when applying for security clearance (a felony). He tried to set up a back channel to communicate with with Russians privately using their communications equipment. He met with Russian bankers. Dems want his security clearance revoked. Some in the White House want him to resign. Kushner will not resign. Trump will stick by him. It will drag on for weeks, months, years. (NYTimes)
We all thought Sean Spicer was gone. We didn’t think we’d see him behind the lectern at a press briefing ever again. And yet, tomorrow at 1:30, Spicey returns! I find this strangely comforting, because if there’s one thing Spicer is good for, it’s ensuring that the heat gets turned up on the President for at least a few hours after every briefing.
After reports he wouldn't return to the lectern after the foreign trip, Sean Spicer is scheduled to brief reporters tomorrow.— Kaitlan Collins (@kaitlancollins) May 30, 2017
I’m now putting even money on who makes it longer: Spicer or Kushner.
Baywatch bombed over the Memorial Day weekend, while Pirates of the Caribbean disappointed at the American box office, but it doesn’t matter. The rest of the world still loves Johnny Depp. Inexplicably. (Uproxx)
Steven Soderbergh’s Logan Lucky trailer looks so good that you’ll probably forgive Daniel Craig’s bleached hair and Soderbergh’s continuing attempts to make “Seth MacFarlane, Actor” happen. (Lainey)
Maybe we’ll talk about episodes 3 and 4 of Twin Peaks tomorrow. Maybe we won’t. In the meantime, GFY has a fun take on the episodes. (The Fug Girls)
They dumped the news on the Friday before the holiday (when all the most painful divorces are announced), so it’s taken us a few days to grieve over Ben Stiller and Christine Taylor’s separation, after 17 years of marriage. I’m not a big fan of either one, but I do appreciate the longevity. (Celebitchy)
A Toronto hotel spiked Jaden Smith’s pancakes with death-killing cheese, says Jaden Smith. (Dlisted)
After retiring less than a month ago, NPR’s Frank Deford has sadly passed. He was 78. (NYTimes)
The Deadpool bloopers are even more filthy than the movie. (/Film)
A visibly upset Jessica Chastain rightfully criticized the films at Cannes for treating female characters in a way that Chastain rightfully characterizes as “quite disturbing.” (Vulture)