ABOVE: It was definitely good form of Leitner Winstead to preserve that big chunk of movie herstory!
BELOW: Keep reading for a possible COVID-19 vaccine, Trump's niece taking a hatchet to his ego, Nyle DiMarco's new deal (hey, Joe Biden's got one of those, too!), Tyra Banks's new job, and why Ivanka Trump ain't worth a hill of beans ...
FORBES: Congrats to Nyle DiMarco on selling a scripted comedy about a Deaf man to Spectrum.
YOUTUBE: Above — watch Mary Trump, Don the Con's niece, speak out in her first sit-down interview about her new book. She comes off as a straight shooter, and I would gather she wasn't exactly a raging liberal prior to 2016.
POLITICO: Peter Navarro, Trump's absolutely outrageously extremist advisor, has written an anti-Fauci op-ed. The White House has tried to distance itself from Navarro, but — really? Trump fuckin' loves this guy, and he's already retweeted anti-Fauci propaganda.
CBS NEWS: Speaking of dangerously ill-equipped con artists, Trump says he would welcome Michael Flynn back into the White House. (Better hurry!)
"To be very clear, we don't want CDC guidance to be a reason why, why people don't reopen their schools." pic.twitter.com/ksyCF2Lwo0— Boy Culture Blog (@mattrett) July 15, 2020
TWITTER: Jesus, if Obama's skin had been darker would the backlash have been even more severe?! Pence — the VP — literally said:
We don't want CDC guidance to be a reason why, why people don't reopen their schools.
BLOOMBERG: Sarah Gilbert is leading a University of Oxford candidate for the COVID-19 vaccine that is on track to possibly be done with human trails sometime in September. British firm AstraZeneca is ready to have 2 billion doses created on a not-for-profit basis.
By when? Maybe winter ... maybe.
Do not skip this link.
CNN: Even evil Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky) is now admitting the pandemic is real, saying at a Mt. Vernon, Kentucky, hospital Tuesday:
Well, regretfully, my friends, it's not over. We're seeing a surge in Florida and Texas and Arizona and yes, here in Kentucky.
NYT: Pandemic expert sounds the alarm that the U.S. must endure a more comprehensive, country-wide shutdown in order to get COVID-19 under control:
This is our second chance. We won’t get a third. If we don’t get the growth of this pandemic under control now, in a few months, when the weather turns cold and forces people to spend more time indoors, we could face a disaster that dwarfs the situation today.
This won't happen, of course, because Trump has stripped the CDC of any power.
CURT AND FRANK: Incredibly, Ivanka Trump is openly providing free advertising for Goya after its CEO provided free advertising for her dad. I really want this bitch in prison.
HUFF POST: Alabama Republicans rejected Jeff Sessions in the primary race for his old Senate seat. Though I'm glad that Sessions was further humiliated — he's a racist Trumper who got thumped by Trump — it is going to be tough for Sen. Doug Jones (D-Alabama) to fend off the man who beat Sessions, former Auburn University football coach Tommy Tuberville. (Yes, in Alabama, coaching football = being a senator. Same/same!)
Still, there is hope. Polling shows Jones and Tuberville tied, and the Twitter account for Alabama's Democratic Party is on fire, trashing Tuberville's loyalty, ethics and — gasp! — coaching:
NPR: Sara Gideon has won the Democratic primary in Maine, setting her up to possibly — probably? — topple longtime concerned citizen Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine).
EXTRATV: Tom Bergeron really got screwed! He was kicked off Dancing with the Stars and will be replaced by Tyra Banks — who will also get executive producer action.