Scott Pruitt is OUT, Trump Hires Roger Ailes' Fixer, and 'Top Gun 2' Chooses Its Goose, Jr.
Tom Hardy — whose hair is growing back — looks better here with Charlotte Riley than he has in a long while. (Lainey)
Courtney is writing all over the place these days. Her latest — “There’s a Special Place in Hell for Women Who Gut Abortion Rights” — takes on potential SCOTUS nominee, Amy Coney Barrett. (HuffPo)
Your worst fear about who would be cast as Goose’s son in Top Gun 2 has come to its inevitable realization. (Header photo specifically designed to make you Philly fans feel bad about yourselves.) (Dlisted)
I really dug this Vince Mancini piece on attending a Keep Families Together march in Downtown LA. (Uproxx)
Not only has Guy Pearce accused Kevin Spacey of being “handsy” during the L.A. Confidenial shoot, but Spacey now faces three more sexual assault allegations in London, bringing his total there to six. (Jezebel)
A Subway employee called the cops on a black family of 5 because they kept going to the restroom. (The Root) Elsewhere, the principal of a Rochester school refused to let the first black Valedictorian from that school deliver a speech. This one, however, has a happy ending, because the Mayor of Rochester let Jaisaan Lovet deliver his speech at City Hall. (CBS)
Oprah is looking fan-fucking-tastic on the cover of Vogue. (GFY)
Sometimes, Reddit is a joy, as here where they’re banning half of the users in the r/thanosdidnothingwrong subreddit, for obvious reasons. (The Mary Sue)
Scandal-plagued EPA head Scott Pruitt is FINALLY out.
I have accepted the resignation of Scott Pruitt as the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency. Within the Agency Scott has done an outstanding job, and I will always be thankful to him for this. The Senate confirmed Deputy at EPA, Andrew Wheeler, will…— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 5, 2018
However, Roger Ailes deputy, Bill Shine, has been named the Deputy Communications Director at the White House, and Trumpers are trying to get out in front of the anticipated criticism. It’s not going well.
I did some quick back-of-the-envelop math on the payouts Shine made happen/saw/covered up….at LEAST $134 million. That's the kind of competent executive you want to hire. https://t.co/sAIoOnd0qu— Laura McGann (@lkmcgann) July 5, 2018
He was literally pushed out at Fox News for sexual harassment and racial discrimination, Charlie. https://t.co/BTfMiwbHyt— Celia (@_celia_bedelia_) July 5, 2018
Just f*cking great, anti-vaxxers. GREAT JOB.
A disease we eradicated is now back with a vengeance because you stupid pieces of shit think science is fake and vaccines make kids gay or whatever hotep BULLSHIT yall be on https://t.co/AeukSnybZc— The Creole Khaleesi (@NotGeauxGabby) July 5, 2018
I’m not as anti-Justin Timberlake as some of my colleagues here (we uncool, irrelevant white men gotta stick together, yo!) but holy shit, this effort to enter the “song of summer” competish is downright horrendous. (LG)
Last month the 50th issue of G. Willow Wilson and Adrian Alphona’s Ms. Marvel came out. Cannonballer kittenkong42 recently discovered Ms. Marvel Vol. 1: No Normal, in which Kamala Khan, a Pakistani-American teen, becomes Ms. Marvel. "It was also good to see a more realistic take on the world in that this wasn’t a story about super villains taking over the world but more localised in scale and something that you are prepared to accept a 15-year-old dealing with." Have you discovered Jersey City’s most recent hometown hero? (Cannonball Read 10)
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