Beau Mirchoff, Fitz and the Tantrums, Golan Heights, Noah Centineo, New Zealand, Hope Hicks, Schitt’s Creek: HOT LINKS

ISRAEL. Trump uses Twitter to unilaterally introduce new foreign policy on Israel.

NARCISSISTIC WHINER. Trump is bent out of shape that he didn’t get a thank you for McCain’s funeral.

NEW ZEALAND. Prime minister bans military-style guns after mosque terror attacks: ‘Ardern said the sales ban was effective immediately to prevent stockpiling and would be followed by a complete ban on the weapons after new laws were rushed through. She said people could hand over their guns under an amnesty while officials develop a formal buyback scheme, which could cost up to 200 million New Zealand dollars ($140 million).’

HE-MAN. Noah Centineo will play the Masters of the Universe superhero in an upcoming film.

COOPERATING. Hope Hicks will turn over documents to the House Judiciary Committee: ‘The request included documents from “any personal or work diary, journal or other book containing notes, a record or a description of daily events” about Trump, the Trump campaign, the Trump Organization and the executive office of the President.’

DRAG QUEEN STORY TIME. We are suspending the program over fear for our safety. “What started as a fun community event shared between us, a couple of drag queens and kings, and a few families has become a national controversy. People are being threatened. People are being hurt.”

SCHITT’S CREEK. It’s returning!

WEST VIRGINIA. ACLU says school has refused to take bullying of transgender student by assistant principal seriously: “I refuse to allow the Board of Education and Assistant Principal Livengood to sweep what happened to me under the rug,” the student said. “Since the incident in the bathroom, I have seen little effort from the administration to create real change and ensure this never happens again. That is a slap in the face to me and unacceptable for all LGBTQ students in Harrison County.”

REPULSIVE. Devin Nunes defends protesters using N-word at civil rights icon John Lewis.

KELLYANNE CONWAY. “My husband also has been very critical of the president publicly, which is unlike him. He’s traditionally been a very private person. In 2016, which was known as the year of the tweet, George Conway sent exactly zero tweets. So this is new. And what also is new is not supporting the agenda of the president and my work there.”

BACK END. Beau Mirchoff’s furry buns.

NEVADA. Lawmakers consider ban on ‘gay panic’ defense: ‘The bill, SB 97, was introduced by the Senate Committee on Judiciary on behalf of the Nevada Youth Legislature and states that “alleged state of passion or provocation shall be deemed not to be objectively reasonable if it resulted from the discovery of, knowledge about or potential disclosure of the actual or perceived sexual orientation or gender identity or expression of the victim.”

MUSIC VIDEO OF THE DAY. Fitz and the The Tantrums “123456”.

REAL ESTATE OF THE DAY. The Tropics, Justin and Hailey Bieber’s new $9 million Beverly Hills mansion.

CASTING OF THE DAY. For the first time every, the lead in Dear Evan Hansen is being played by a teen, 16-year-old Andrew Barth Feldman.

MACRO BUG OF THE DAY. Lucas the spider. “This colorful little Jumping Spider with the scientific name Parnaenus cyanidens lives in the Amazon rainforest of Ecuador. Jumping spiders, Salticidae are the largest family of spiders. They do not build a web to trap insects, but jump on their prey and grab it with the jaws. Jumping spiders still produce silk for safety lines as can be seen at 20″ in the video and also to build a tent as shelter from bad weather and to sleep at night. As most spiders they have four pairs of eyes, which give them a 360-degree view of the world. Their large frontal eyes are build like telescopes and provide them with very sharp vision. A mobile retina allows them to scan the object they are looking at.”


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BUT IT’S TRUE. Kellyanne Conway defends Trump after he attacks her husband: “He left it alone for months out of respect for me. But you think he shouldn’t respond when somebody, a non-medical professional accuses him of having a mental disorder? You think he should just take that sitting down?”

7 RINGS. Guess who’s getting 90 percent of the royalties from Ariana Grande’s hit single?

MUELLER PROBE. More shoes to drop? “When I was raised as a prosecutor, we were raised with the mantra, ‘The government is always ready,’” he said. “So even if a judge said to you, ‘You’re starting trial Monday,’ and you knew in your head there’s no way I can do it, you’d always say, ‘The government is always ready.’ So it is very rare to say we can’t get it done in time.”

ACLU. Settlement reached with Facebook over discriminatory ads: “As part of five settlements totaling nearly $5 million, Facebook has agreed to make major changes to its ad platform that will help curb discrimination against certain people when it comes to employment, housing and credit ads.

CORY BOOKER. On his relationship with Rosario Dawson: “As our relationship grows its difficult, but she is such a deeply soulful person…”

WENDY WILLIAMS. I live in a sober house “with a bunch of smelly boys.”

ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE DAY. Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter say Bill and Ted are officially coming back.

PATRICK CROWLEY. Billboard Pride editor fired after sexually harassing an artist over Instagram DMs: “The detail of the conversation between Crowley and Thakkar, offers a rare and detailed insight into the techniques often deployed by those using power to gain sexual favours. Crowley used humour. He self-deprecated, in an attempt to provoke pity. He spoke in metaphor, he generalised and used emoji. All serve to disguise his intentions: softened, and couched in playfulness before the direct, unquestionable command: send naked pictures.”

CHASTEN. Pete Buttigieg’s husband responded to today’s successful MSNBC appearance.

GLAAD DAD. Andy Cohen to be honored for LGBTQ advocacy: ‘In recognition of the significant contributions he has made in accelerating LGBTQ acceptance, Andy Cohen will receive GLAAD Media’s Vito Russo honor at the 30th annual awards presentation later this month. The award namesake remembers Russo, an activist who co-founded GLAAD in 1985.’

NEW TUNE OF THE DAY. Lizzo and Missy Elliott “Tempo”.

TRAILER OF THE DAY. Once Upon a Time in Hollywood from Quentin Tarantino.

MUSIC VIDEO OF THE DAY. Conchita Wurst “Hit Me”.

HUMP DAY HOTTIE. Tokeyo Peterson.

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Nick Gruber, Beto O’Rourke Crop Circles, Toy Story, Pose, Lupita Nyong’o, Game of Thrones, Fabrice Calmels: HOT LINKS

ELIZABETH WARREN. End the Electoral College: ” I believe we need a Constitutional amendment that protects the right to vote for every American citizen and to make sure that vote gets counted. We need to put some federal muscle behind that and we need to repeal every one of the voter suppression laws that is out there right now. And I’ll tell you one more. We need to make sure that every vote counts.”

POLL. Biden rises to 8-point lead over Bernie among Dem primary voters.

2020 ELECTION. Human Rights Campaign and UCLA to host Democratic Candidates Forum: “The conversation will take place on Thursday, October 10, 2019 — on the eve of National Coming Out Day — in UCLA’s historic Royce Hall, and it will give candidates an opportunity to speak about their policy platforms and plans to move LGBTQ equality forward.”

NICK GRUBER. Calvin Klein’s ex-boy-toy charged for beating man with frying pan.

CORY BOOKER. I’ll undo Trump’s trans military ban: “When I am president of the United States, right away I will end this ridiculous, insulting, un-American ban on transgender Americans serving in the military.”

DOWN IN FLAMES? Andrew Napolitano doesn’t think Devin Nunes’ lawsuit against Twitter has a chance: “I think it’s a novel litigation because we haven’t seen anything like this before. Usually, when public officials sue because of what somebody said or didn’t say about them, they lose — the theory being, they have as big of a megaphone as the person who has harmed them.”

CROP CIRCLE. Artist creates massive crop circle of Beto ORourke. ‘The massive artwork of the presidential candidate takes up almost two football fields and is about 1.5 miles north of the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport. “We’re trying to tell the story of this amazing man from Texas making a difference in the national climate,” Herd said. The project took nearly two weeks to sketch, put together and finish.’

BROADWAY KARAOKE? And the host of the Tony Awards is

HER EYES ARE HOLLOW GOLD. She’s got Lupita Nyong’o eyes.

OUT OF THE GATE. Emmy screeners sent for Pose: “Wasting no time, Fox 21 and FX Networks signaled the official start of Emmy season by today by delivering to members of the Television Academy box sets of the complete season of Ryan Murphy’s acclaimed drama series, Pose, a groundbreaking show set in the ball culture world of the 1980s and featuring more than 125 transgender cast and crew.”

UK. Gay couple furious after registrar refers to them as Mr. and Mrs.

SCOTUS. Trump administration handed an immigration victory: “The Supreme Court handed the Trump administration a victory Tuesday by making it easier to detain noncitizens with criminal records. The justices reversed a lower court decision that required immigration officials to detain those immigrants almost immediately after their release from jail or prison, rather than months or even years later. Advocates for immigrants had argued that such detentions must occur within 24 hours. “

QUEST FOR THE THRONE. HBO’s Game of Thrones hid six life-sized thrones around the world. It’s your job to find them.

NEW JERSEY. Bill to legalize recreational marijuana advances: “Democratic-controlled Assembly and Senate legislative committees advanced the legislation late Monday despite having scheduled a hearing earlier in the day on the agreement that Gov. Phil Murphy and legislative leaders announced last week.”

UNDERWEAR DANCE OF THE DAY. International Ballet star Fabrice Calmels.


TWO HOT FOR TUESDAY. French twins Loic and Alan.

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