It broke just as I was publishing this, but Demi Lovato was rushed to a hospital after an apparent drug overdose. (Jezebel)
In the alt-right’s continued efforts to own the libs, Dan Harmon has deleted his Twitter account after a tasteless video he shot for a pilot back in 2009 resurfaced (Harmon has apologized and acknowledged the tasteless nature of the video). Two things: 1) Guess who surfaced the video? 4Chan, a cesspool of racism, misogyny, and truly tasteless, offensive humor, and 2) if you want to energize a group against the right, there’s no better way to do it than to get Rick & Morty canceled. These motherfuckers nearly burned down a McDonald’s because they didn’t have enough Sezchuan sauce. (Adult Swim, by the way, is sticking by Harmon). (Vulture)
Meanwhile, Amazon is not moving ahead with James Gunn’s Starsky & Hutch reboot, but it has nothing to do with those tweets. (Uproxx)
Julia Roberts, looking hot AF, has released a teaser for her new Amazon series, Homecoming, from Sam Esmail, meaning that it will be amazing for one season before getting permanently stuck up its own ass. (Lainey)
She’s low in the polls now, but Kamala Harris is one of the favorites to win the Dem nomination in 2020 because, like Obama, she’s the right person at the exact right time for the party. (538)
Jared Kushner’s better-looking, non-evil brother is now engaged to Karlie Kloss. (Dlisted)
Meanwhile, Jared’s wife, Ivanka, is shutting down her brand, ASAP. I guess Jared won’t have to feel “small” about his wife’s success now. (The Root)
“When Michael [Cohen] says that he wants the truth out there, and that the truth is not the president’s friend, he is not talking about marginal issues. He’s talking about core issues at the heart of the Mueller probe.” Have your popcorn at the ready. (Wonkette)
Trump announced today that he will provide $12 billion in aid to farmers who have been hurt by his trade war, and no one is angrier about this than Republicans, who are in full-on “that’s very troubling” mode.
Sen. Bob Corker characterizes Trump's farm aid proposal: "You have a terrible policy that sends farmers to the poorhouse, and then you put them on welfare, and we borrow the money from other countries."— Sahil Kapur (@sahilkapur) July 24, 2018
"It's hard to believe there isn't an outright revolt right now in Congress."
Lisa Murkowski, meanwhile, is like, “You’re gonna help the farmers, but not the thousands of other people affected by this needless trade war?”
Kathy Griffin called Ellen Degeneres a “fucking untalented hack,” because they don’t see eye to eye on Joan Rivers. I refuse to take a side on this because I adore them both. (HuffPo)
This starts off seemingly mean but by the end, it is hysterical.
Here’s a great post from Albert Burneko on the NY Daily News layoffs. (Deadspin)
Here’s Simon Pegg and Henry Cavill teaching you about English slang.
Blingle Bells has a rule, once a book goes on the to-be-read list, she must try it. Weird Girl and What’s His Name by Meagan Brothers was reluctantly added to the list, because it got a glowing review on Cannonball Read, but it almost got skipped. "And man would I have missed out. Weird Girl and What’s His Name is such a sweet, tender, funny book." What books have surprised you? (Cannonball Read 10)
Something has broken within Russell Crowe and I suddenly find myself … liking him?
The actor prepares #4 pic.twitter.com/3ifE3JkBVH— Russell Crowe (@russellcrowe) July 22, 2018