ABOVE: Do you remember handsome Christopher Connelly?
BELOW: Why Zac Efron didn't look like Zac Efron for a bit, remembering the Queen, Steve Bannon gives himself up and more ...
He looks like Chris Pine here. (Image by Ture Lillegraven for Men's Health)
OMG.BLOG!: Zac Efron says his face looked strange a year ago not from surgery, but from breaking his jaw in 2013 and then taking a break from physical therapy, which caused his masseter muscles to expand.
Jablonski in July (Image via Twitter)
THE ATHLETIC: Minnesota hocky icon Jack Jablonski, who has been in a wheelchair since an on-the-ice accident over 10 years ago, has come out as gay:
I feel like for the first time in my life, I’m happy and excited about the future. I’m finally being true to myself, having finally come to grips with who I am. It feels great to be able to be myself and not have to worry about hiding in the shadows.
Dancer from the Dance remains a fave of mine. (Image via Penguin)
NY REVIEW OF BOOKS: A review of Kingdom of Sand by Andrew Holleran.
EXTRATV: Queen Elizabeth II, a life in pictures.
Impresses me as a longtime fan of the Sex Pistols and the Smiths that QEII was effectively a more progressive public figure than either Johnny Rotten or Morrissey at the time of her passing. #RIP https://t.co/5YLDBsgZfB— Christopher Federico (@ChrisPolPsych) September 8, 2022
TWITTER: “Greasy grifter!” is the new “yassss, Gaga!” — Steve Bannon has turned himself in in NYC on money laundering and conspiracy charges.
Steve Bannon has surrendered at the Manhattan DAs office — quite the scene #SteveBannon pic.twitter.com/nkrSWJmK2Y— Laura Italiano (@Italiano_Laura) September 8, 2022
CNN: There is something poignant about CNN's chief anchor for 20 years, Bernard Shaw, dying the same week CNN did.
RANDY REPORT: So many of you were SO READY to assume Ricky Martin was really fucking his nephew.
BUSINESS INSIDER: Patreon has become less and less welcoming toward sex workers. As one top earner notes:
A lot of platforms like to build their platform on the backbone of sex work and then they hit like a peak, they're like, “No, we're done now.”
In fact, she says:
If your face looks too turned on, it's against [Patreon's] TOS.
POLITICO: Sigh. There is a far-right MAKE SWEDEN GREAT AGAIN movement brewing in Sweden. (Was it ever?)
Bjork björking around (Image via video still)
OMG.BLOG!: I ... just don't get Björk.
TWITTER: I don't watch Dancing with the Stars, but Cheryl Ladd, 71, better fucking win:
.@RealCherylLadd is a ringer on @officialdwts lol See?! (I'll be rooting for her all the way, and anxiously await Disco Night — and no, I don't need to "Think It Over.") https://t.co/EwNQYJvif3 pic.twitter.com/jA9ghJEIDO— Matthew Rettenmund (@mattrett) September 8, 2022
On second thought ... maybe I better root for the show's first-ever drag queen, the incomparable Shangela!
Yes, queen. Yes. (Image via ABC)
TWITTER: Madonna would be lynched — Grace Jones, in see-through attire, launched a new scented candle with ... Boy Smells:
Last night was a moment I’ll never forget. Ladies and gentlemen: Miss Grace Jones. pic.twitter.com/YnqIEGozRo— Bradley Stern (@MuuMuse) September 8, 2022