Above: We love him for his mind.
Below: Keep reading for a boxers-or-brief challenge, AMI's shameless pro-Saudi rag, no justice for Alton Sterling, early raves for A Star Is Born, a RuPaul's Drag Race sneak peek and Aaron Carter goes back in ...
THE UNDERWEAR EXPERT: Quizzing L.A. hipsters on their underwear of choice.
DAILY BEAST: This is mind-blowing to me. AMI, of National Enquirer infamy — Trump's staunch media ally, perhaps even media partner — has just gone to tremendous expense to publish a $13.99 glossy magazine devoted to the crown prince of Saudi Arabia. Who on earth is going to pay anything for a magazine raving about the ruler of Saudi Arabia? No one. But the cover alone (with a gushingly positive Trump cover line) has propaganda value, and the magazine will probably be deeply discounted or even — wait for it — given out when it fails to sell rather than being shredded. And the right-wingers are the ones always braying that we must remember 9/11. 9/11? Trump wants you to focus on 45.
HUFF POST: Louisiana D.A. won't charge cops who executed Alton Sterling.
HOMORAZZI: Gotta admit, it sounded like a turkey, but both Sean Penn and Barbra Streisand think A Star Is Born (Bradley Cooper's directorial debut starring himself and Lady Gaga) is wonderful. It arrives in October.
ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: A sneak preview of Thursday's RuPaul's Drag Race finds one of my all-time faves — Alyssa Edwards — playing the director from hell with the girls:
ADVOCATE: Aaron Carter, who came out as bi in a heartfelt social media post last year, has now rather snappishly declared himself not so bi because he wants to be with a woman ... and have a family. (The latter of which bi men can do with men or women, Aaron.) He's 29 and still confused, which is more sad than it is anger-inducing.