ABOVE: Yeah, so Neil Patrick Harris is pretending to mock his slight frame with this photo, and yet ... I don't think “skinny” is the first adjective one coughs up.
THR: Outfest announces slate of jury and audience winners, including Brielle Brilliant's directorial debut, Firstness, and Wes Hurley's Potato Dreams of America. (Wes was Hot Guy #2 in Boy Culture back in '06!)
THE DENVER CHANNEL: Inoke Tonga, a Christian volleyball coach at a private high school was told he had to denounce being gay or resign. Now, he is speaking up about his experience — and his students are mostly behind him.
INSTAGRAM (FOLLOW HERE!): You'll wanna celebrate Blair Underwood's b'day here.
VARIETY: Sounds like the board at OnlyFans had a cum-to-Jesus moment about what they were doing to their platform, because they've reversed course on banning porn:
Thank you to everyone for making your voices heard. We have secured assurances necessary to support our diverse creator community and have suspended the planned October 1 policy change. OnlyFans stands for inclusion and we will continue to provide a home for all creators.
Of course, no mention is made about the stampede, by subscribers, away from the platform that the company's boner-headed move caused in 48 hours.
CNN: The FCC is proposing a $5M fine (not final yet) against outrageous scammer Jacob Wohl and his partner Jack Burkman over illegal robocalls used to depress 2020 voter turnout in Michigan. Worse news: New York AG Letitia James is suing Wohl for the same thing.
ALTERNET: Odious right-winger Candace Owens faces a $20M defamation suit from a fellow Republican — a woman she described as a “madame.” Owens calls the suit “frivolous,” but the next item says, “Hold my beer ...”
GR8ERDAYS: Spencer Elden, the naked baby from Nirvana's iconic Nevermind album cover, has playfully recreated the pose for years and spoken about it. Now, he's calling it child porn, saying in legal documents that the addition of money into the image is to make him look like an infant “sex worker” — and he wants a lot of cash. I think I buried the lede here. What kind of cynical fuckery won't people get up to for a payday? All he has to do is say that Kurt Cobain was horrified people charged $50-$75 for a concert ticket in 1990, and therefore it sucks his parents got $200 and he himself got zilch for posing for what became one of the all-time most famous album covers ... and wouldn't it be nice if the band threw him 100 grand? Instead, he manufactures this QAnon-ready argument. Ick.
POLITICO: Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-Illinois) is one of the least contemptible Republicans in Congress, and yet he (and Rep. Liz Cheney of Wyoming) voted against the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act like all of his GOP colleagues, so don't cry for him when Illinois Dems wipe out his seat.
HUFF POST: Delta Airlines will charge employees $200/month if they're unvaxxed.
INSTAGRAM: Bodies “stacked to the ceiling” in Florida crematorium due to unending COVID-19 deaths among unvaxxed.
KENNETH IN THE (212): Man-cleavage alert.
EXTRATV: Night of the Living Dead's Marilyn Eastman is dead at 87.