One of my favorite sentences I've ever read in a mainstream newspaper: “'All I do is watch Turner Classic Movies and crochet,' says Escola, who is working on a blanket he says he'll finish in December.”
Escola is a familiar, mirth-filled yet deadpan face in Web series, and his uncanny ability to play women — it ain't drag — is his ticket to the top. Keep reading for his story, and more of the day's hottest links ...
NYDN: Gay comedy rising star Cole Escola falls asleep to a Joan Crawford audiobook, plays Vanessa Williams's ex on Difficult People, sells out in NYC.
Kenneth in the (212): Trump, facing widespread scorn for his wink-wink reaction to white supremacist violence, promptly retweets an alt-right leader on Charlottesville.
YouTube @ Late Night with Seth Meyers: Meyers scorches Trump, brands him “not a president”:
DListed: Taylor Swift won her countersuit against the DJ who groped her, wins $1 plus victory for victims of sexual assault. Could she share a stage with Katy Perry?
Towleroad: Secretary of Defense Jed Mattis addressed the trans controversy, says the issue is still being studied, has not yet received Trump's guidance.
OMG Blog: '90s pop hottie Eloy de Jong allows himself to be filmed nude taking a shower. Better late than never!