Below: Keep reading for the scoop on Anderson Cooper going from taken to taken, Dylann Roof's insane sibling, the dude who dug up Natalee Holloway got stabbed to death, Alan Hollinghurst on sex, the idea of whether Love, Simon is gay enough, Mueller subpoenas Trump Org, Trump boasts of trade lie, trans suicide, Jesse Tyler Ferguson's embarrassing coming-out story, guy mostly in a kilt, Village People imposters, Dua Lipa on The Ellen DeGeneres Show ...
A & B in happier times (Image via Instagram @andersoncooper)
EOnline: Anderson Cooper and Benjamin Maisani have broken up. I call dibs! On one or the other! Oops, Anderson's already moved on, with a 33-year-old Dallas doc:
MSN: Charleston shooter Dylann Roof's little sister is also a white-supremacist gun nut, one who hoped her classmates participating in yesterday's national school walkout in favor of gun control would be shot.
NPR: Writer Alan Hollinghurt chats with NPR about writing gay sex in a literary way:
I don't play my own trumpet, but I think it hadn't — gay sex hadn't been written about in a literary way before the '80s. I mean, it was one of the fascinating things to me, in writing my first book The Swimming Pool Library, which came out 21 years after the decriminalization, to find that this whole area of human experience had barely been covered in a literary way. So I thought I had this thrilling new opportunity to explore this area, and I did so with some gusto. You know, having done it, I think I've tapered off, rather. There's not nearly so much in-your-face sexual activity in my later books.
MY NORTHWEST: Yes, of course Love, Simon is (1) gay enough, and (2) still needed by today's gay teens. For anyone to suggest that the first major-studio gay coming-out film isn't necessary is revolting clickbait and ignorant.
NYT: Mueller subpoenas Trump Organization over Russian financial docs.
WAPO: Trump, in a fundraising speech, gleefully admitted he lied to Canadian PM Justin Trudeau about trade facts and figures.
LGBTQ Nation: Trans teen leaves heartbreaking note.
PEOPLE: Jesse Tyler Ferguson's coming-out was mor-ti-fy-ing:
BOSGUY: Guy lifts his kilt for a spritz.
NYDN: If the Village People's cop really wrote a lot and owns the VP rights now, cool. But to fire all the other original members? Who in the word wants to see a mostly fake group?
USA TODAY: John Christopher Ludwick, the man who claimed he helped Joran van der Sloot dispose of Natalee Holloway's body in Aruba, was stabbed to death by a woman he was apparently attempting to kidnap in North Port, Florida.
THE ELLEN DEGENERES SHOW: Dua Lipa performed “IDGAF” for Ellen: