ABOVE: A shirtless reminiscence.
SOCIALITE LIFE: Here comes Jake Bain, claiming ICE COLD while RED HOT. Plus, more Insta-hotness.
VANITY FAIR: Vanity Fair's Hollywood Issue features: Dan Levy, Zendaya, Charlize Theron, Spike Lee, Sacha Baron Cohen, Michael B. Jordan, Awkwafina, Maya Rudolph, Michaela Coel and LaKeith Stanfield.
INSTAGRAM: Ross Mathews is engaged:
THR: George Clooney's docuseries on the Ohio State sex-abuse scandal — the one Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) wishes would go away already — sounds like must-see TV.
YOUTUBE: President Biden spoke at the White House Monday, commemorating the loss of 500,00 American lives to COVID-19:
AXIOS: Though he had filed to run against Sen. Warnock in 2022, former Sen. Perdue has now made it official — he won't. (Keep in mind he lost to Jon Ossoff, who actually underperformed Raphael Warnock in '20, so ... good call!)
TPM: Cruz's ugly wife is PISSED her group texts leaked.
PARADE: Bette Midler is anything but shy — but is she, at 75, retiring?! She tells Parade:
My time on the stage is basically up. I’m 75. I don’t have the impulse to prove myself anymore. I feel like “I did that.” And I’ve done a lot. I’ve earned my rest. Am I going to make an announcement? No. I’m just going to fade away.
HUFF POST: Harry Dunn, a Black cop who duked it out with rioters on January 6, recalls the harrowing day:
I got called [the N-word] a couple dozen times... protecting [the Capitol] ... Everybody wants to say that it was about politics — but [there] was a large number of people in that crowd that were racist. They beat officers with Blue Lives Matter flags. They fought us. They had Confederate flags in the U.S. Capitol.
KENNETH IN THE (212): Manspreading is your friend.
COCKTAILS & COCKTALK: Chris Noth is probably returning to Sex and the City.