ABOVE: His good side.
SOCIALITE LIFE: For some reason, Joan Collins feels comfortable slamming people's looks for no real reason other than ... why not? In her latest book, she trashes the Kardashians (while saying she's close with Kris Jenner), Linda Evans (let it go!) and even Sophia Loren, who is pushing 90 and a far more important cinematic legend than Joan. I love Joan, but this feels like a way to spice up book sales — and is beneath her.
NYDN: The FBI (!) just raided the NYC HQ of the Sergeants Benevolent Association. I hope they go down. Cop unions and associations of all kinds are little more than street gangs, and actively work against any argument that there are good cops 'n' bad cops.
BAXTER STREET CAMERA CLUB: Artist Pulgarín transposes his queer Latinx heritage over historical beefcake imagery in a new exhibition.
Easy On Me - October 15 pic.twitter.com/7HRvxAfEqy— Adele (@Adele) October 5, 2021
PINK NEWS: Stephanie Grisham really did take extensive notes. Her new book also reveals a longtime gay staffer for the Trumps (sidebar: fuck you forever if you're gay and worked for the Trumps) was goose-stepped out of the White House and shit-canned — all because he had a “lively Grindr account.” Grisham points out her own DUI was not reason enough for her to be fired, but also, just: Think of all the buffoonery, including sexual hijinks, associated with Trump, and now consider that someone thought a staffer on Grindr would embarrass him.
TWITTER: New Adele is coming.
TMZ: Madonna's kiss with Britney (though in a recent Q&A Madonna was quick to point out she also kissed Christina Aguilera) will be auctioned as an NFT. The most famous image from the kiss was shot by WireImage photographer John Shearer, who will generously donate a portion of the proceeds to GLAAD. Semi-related: Madonna's throwing exclusive fan screenings of her Madame X, which bows on Paramount+ Fridy.
QUEERTY: Omarosa is still a POS, but she wound up being a useful POS.
EW: Kristen Stewart is gonna get an Oscar, I bet:
MSNBC: Biden reverses Trump's anti-abortion gag rule.
PINK NEWS: A trans woman just got her legal name-change approved — and laments how she was born Harry Potter.
INSTAGRAM (FOLLOWS APPRECIATED): Sad-happy birthdays, including for Jeff Conaway and Allen Ludden, both of whom died in their early 60s.