ABOVE: They don't usually look like this.
BELOW: Keep reading for Avan Jogia, River Viperii's pubes, Trump vs. coronavirus and more ...
“I would let Beck from Victorious break my back like a glowstick. (Image via video still)
BUZZFEED CELEB: Avan Jogia reads his thirst tweets with characteristic charm. My story about Avan Jogia: When he was on Victorious, I worked with him (via my teen mag) often, and he was a sweetheart. Once, at an L.A. shoot at which I wasn't in attendance, Jogia and his mom showed up to discover that they'd gone to the wrong location. It was the photographer's other home, where a gay-porn shoot was happening. Jogia and his mom had absolutely NO problem with the mix-up and the shoot went on as planned to stunning results. Maybe that's the difference between Nick and Disney kids, but I think it was Jogia-specific. Nice person always.
JOE.MY.GOD.: Richard Grenell is the first out gay Cabinet member, but he's not the first ill-equipped, blindly loyal, potential crook Trump has elevated, so those seem to take precedence in his mind over the faggotry. Now, Dems are looking into Grenell's work as a foreign agent, which he failed to disclose (because of course).
River's fingers run through it. (Image via Twitter)
GAY FLESHBOT (WORK UNFRIENDLY): River Viperii is mad that Instagram resented his pubic display of affection.
WAPO: Coronavirus is likely to become a bona fide pandemic, and yet Trump blithely says it'll just go away! Now, he's angry that the media is reporting on the virus because it has spooked his precious markets.
DAILY BEAST: Tell me again Bernie Bros. aren't real — Daily Beast unmasked a Sanders regional field director in Michigan who, under a fake Twitter account, was savaging Warren, Buttigieg and the rest of the Democratic field over their looks and worse. He called Buttigieg “what happens when the therapist botches the conversion.”
To Bernie's credit, the troll was sacked. However, the journalist who reported the story was immediately doxxed by other toxic Bernie Bros. This is a huge issue. It depresses a portion of the base Bernie will need to win if he becomes the candidate.
POLITICO: Biden scores the endorsement of Rep. Jim Clyburn (D-South Carolina):
I've been saying to the media I've known for a long time who I'm going to vote for. But I had not decided — well, not to share it with the public. But I want the public to know that I'm voting for Joe Biden. South Carolina should be voting for Joe Biden.
Native New Yorkers (GIF via GIPHY)
GR8ERDAYS: Amazing! That 1911 footage of life in NYC has been given a 4K-restoration, including the addition of color.
NBC5: A Texas art teacher has reached a $100K settlement in her suit alleging that the Mansfield Independent School District suspended her for daring to mention her wife to her students.
Yes, she won an award for her cameo in Bombshell. (Image via video still)
QUEERTY: The winners of the Queerties have been announced!
SF EXAMINER: Elderly Asian man assaulted and robbed while black crowd taunts him. A hate-crime investigation has been opened. Gee, ya think? “I hate Asians!” is literally exclaimed by the guy taking the video.
OMG.BLOG! (WORK UNFRIENDLY): Good God! This video shows how the sizes of known asteroids compare to NYC. Some are so big I was wondering what rents would be like that far out.
TRUE CRIME DAILY: Singer Duffy is back, and she's opening up about the reason for her long absence from the spotlight — she was raped and drugged and held captive over some days years ago. Hard to read.