Above: This promotional gambit is a bit of a stretch.
Below: Keep reading for the Obamas' official portraits, a lesbian fired for posting wedding pix, Sessions going full-tilt white supremacist, a series of sexy brothers, RIP to 2 entertainment greats, a trans Web series, Trumps + white powder = trouble, Kenworthy ogles South Korean junk, boxer wants gays dead, Gillibrand doubles down on Franken and a modern strip-o-gram...
VOX: Some are mocking the newly unveiled official portraits of the Obamas, which are now on display at the Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery, but I think they're fantastic. I love the Michelle one (which doesn't totally capture her, in a strict portrait sense). It's exquisitely composed and painted by Amy Sherald. Mr. Obama's work is by Kehinda Wiley. Both artists are prominent black artists, and far trendier than past artists consigned to deliver official portraits.
ABC13: Jocelyn Morffi, a popular first-grade teacher at a Miami-area Catholic school, was abruptly fired after posting her wedding photos and videos online. You guessed it, she's a lesbian. In the good-news department, many parents are outraged by the action and are working to try to get her reinstated, even as she prepares a lawsuit.
"The office of Sheriff is a critical part of the Anglo-American heritage of law enforcement. We must never erode this historic office" : Attorney General Jeff Sessions speaking at the National Sheriff's Association winter conference in DC. @vicenews pic.twitter.com/gPS6AbkS30— Tess Owen (@misstessowen) February 12, 2018
JOE.MY.GOD.: Attorney General Jeff Sessions — an obvious white supremacist — today praised the Anglo-American heritage of law enforcement. Wow.
FALEENA HOPKINS: Check out the steamy Cocker Brothers series which focuses on the kinds of men you wish your partner was. Well, except the straight part.
POLITICO: Someone sent Donald Trump Jr. an envelope containing suspicious white powder. His wife opened it, complained of nausea, and she and two others (including her mother) went to the hospital as a precaution.
BROTHERSSSERIES.COM: Get ready for the Season 2 second ep of Brothers, a short-form Web series about trans men that documents what it's like to be trans in America today.
KENNETH IN THE (212): So Gus Kenworthy is an ass man. And a dick man. All right: A gay man.
.@Omarosa opens up to @helloross about her time in the White House on tonight's Celebrity Big Brother. In the meantime, don't miss a minute of the action on the #BBLF: https://t.co/H9nnS6VGdW pic.twitter.com/8x6dFBZxD2— Big Brother (@CBSBigBrother) February 8, 2018
DAILY KOS: Omarosa is now shedding tears about her time with Trump, claiming she tried to advise him not to tweet crazy stuff and that she was serving her country not Trump. Ross Mathews (a fellow Big Brother contestant) spoke sympathetically with her (c'mon, Ross, don't give her a pass), leading to Omarosa whispering, “No, it's gonna not be okay ... It's bad.”
NEWNOWNEXT: Aboriginal Australian boxing champ says gays deserve death. (Oh, wait, just pedophiles. But ... y'know ...)
HUFF POST: Sen. Gillibrand (D-New York) only regrets not calling for Franken's resignation sooner.
COMIC STRIPS: You can send a hot, shirtless stud to someone's door for V-Day: