Happy Monday! Thank you, Ursula, for handling things so I could take a little vacation from Pajiba Love last week that ended with me seeing Hamilton in St. Louis over the weekend, which was unexpected and AM-AH-ZING!
In case you haven’t noticed, things aren’t going well for Donald Trump today in the wake of the raid on the office, hotel room, and home of his personal attorney, Michael Cohen. He’s publicly lashing out at Mueller, Jeff Sessions, and Rod Rosenstein, even though it was a Trump guy who ultimately approved the raid.
Geoffrey Berman, the US Atty who signed off on the Michael Cohen search warrants, is:— The Smoking Gun (@tsgnews) April 9, 2018
* A Republican
* A @realdonaldtrump appointee
* A max individual donor to Trump's '16 general election campaign
* A former Rudy Giuliani law partner
On top of that, Mueller is investigating a speech Trump was paid $150,000 to give on behalf of a Ukrainian steel magnate in what appears to be an effort to buy influence during the Presidential campaign. (NYTimes)
Trump is furious, which should translate into an interesting morning session on Twitter, especially without Hope Hicks to calm him down.
Trump is angrier than he has been at any point in the many fuming news cycles, according to two people close to him. What that ultimately translates to is unclear.— Maggie Haberman (@maggieNYT) April 10, 2018
Drake’s “Nice for What” video is pretty great, and this is a solid breakdown of all the amazing women in it. - (LG)
Jennie Garth’s third husband (I didn’t even know she’d gotten married again) has filed for divorce. Right after Jennie’s 46th birthday. That’s some harsh timing, dude. - (Celebitchy)
Personally, I can’t even fathom going to Coachella. It sounds like literal torture to me. BUT, good news! You don’t have to go to Coachella to see Beyoncé perform this year - you can stream it! - (The Root)
Did you see the beautiful Prince mural that bloomed this year? It’s perfect. - (HuffPo)
YouGov, the market research and data analysis people, find themselves in a year without an election or referendum for a change, so instead of trying to figure out how everyone’s voting, they’ve focused their energy on analyzing favorite Spice Girl data instead. Apparently, Baby Spice is Best Spice. (Boo. Team Ginger 4eva, with Posh in second place for being hilarious in Spiceworld the Movie) - (YouGov)
HOLD THE PHONE: MIMI IS IN A COMMERCIAL FOR HOSTELS! (It’s actually kind of funny.) - (Dlisted)
Sesame Place reopens on April 28th and when it does, it will be the first Autism-Certified Theme Park. Big Bird, Elmo, Cookie Monster, Bert & Ernie, and the others were already pretty great, this makes them outstanding! - (Pure Wow)
This is a harrowing piece about how trauma lingers for your entire life, by an author whose short story collections someone should read for Cannonball. “But as any Freudian will tell you trauma is stronger than any mask; it can’t be buried and it can’t be killed. It’s the revenant that won’t stop, the ghost that’s always coming for you.” - (The New Yorker)
There are other people in these photos, but really, is there a reason to look beyond Lisa Bonet and MOMOA? - (GFY)
Stories like this make me believe in fate or synchronicity or divine intervention. Call it what you will, but it makes me believe in something. Also? It’s just really damn adorable! - (Distractify)
Melina has struggled to find a book that holds her interest. Riley Sager’s mystery thriller, Final Girls, hooked her in and kept her guessing. April is Drop Everything and Read (D.E.A.R.) month. Which thrillers are worth dropping everything to read? (Cannonball Read 10)