ABOVE: Holy crap, Tom Jones turned EIGHTY.
VULTURE: Justice Smith comes out as queer, advocates for trans lives.
WAPO: Mitt Romney becomes the first Republican senator to join a Black Lives Matter protest — and to say, “Black lives matter.”
EXTRATV: Madonna popped up at the London Black Lives Matter protest, bringing her kids David, Mercy, Estere and Stella. She later wrote on Instagram:
Peaceful Protest with the Fam in The U.K. We marched from Parliament to 10 Downing street. It was an Honor for all of us to be there!! Important for my kids to be there!! #davidbanda #mercyjames#estere #stella @imarn7170 #london #blacklivesmatter.
More scenes, from the U.S., here.
GR8ERDAYS: Incredible letter in Prince's handwriting decries intolerance, and sounds like it could have been written last week.
POPSUGAR: Truly, Beyoncé's Dear Class of 2020 graduation speech is amazingly inspiring:
YOUTUBE: Eight-months-pregnant Katy Perry, looking absolutely radiant and juicily Jean Harlow, gave an impressively visual musical performance for Dear Class of 2020, considering the limitations in place due to COVID-19, singing “Daisies” and “Firework”:
BILLBOARD: Gaga has a #1 album (her sixth) and the #1 single (her Ariana Grande duet).
CNN: Saying Trump has “drifted away” from the Constitution, Colin Powell endorses Joe Biden.
THE HILL: In a potentially explosive decision that could get him arrested, John Bolton plans to publish his said-to-be-caustic memoir of working for Trump this month — with or without White House permission.
KENNETH IN THE (212): Teeny red Speedo on him.
TRUE CRIME DAILY: Millionaire douchebag Jake Paul was charged for showing up during looting, which to him is just more content.
PINK NEWS: In Australia, a cop was FINALLY dismissed for his brutal take-down arrest of a shirtless Mardi Gras reveler, Jamie Jackson Reed. It took THREE YEARS.