TBT. Brian Sims takes you back to his football days.
OREGON. Twitter has taken to writing snippets of homoerotic fanfiction starring the Oregon militiamen: “‘It ain’t snacks I’m hungry for, Trevor.’ Ryan’s heart was beating wildly beneath the quilted flannel of his shirt.”
POLITICS. Former New Mexico Governor Gary Johnson announces bid for President as a Libertarian. Johnson is a former Republican.
MUSIC. Craig David covers Justin Bieber’s “Love Yourself” in the BBC 1 Live Lounge.
RELIGION. Anti-gay megachurch pastor Rick Warren endorses Marco Rubio. Rubio celebrates with campaign ad pandering to Christian base: “”Our goal is eternity, the ability to live alongside our Creator and for all time, to accept the free gift of salvation offered to us by Jesus Christ. The struggle on a daily basis as a Christian is to remind ourselves of this.”
PRIMARILY SPEAKING. Planned Parenthood endorses Hillary Clinton in the organization’s first ever primary endorsement: “The decision to break with tradition and endorse Mrs. Clinton comes as the House has approved a measure, endorsed by the leading Republican presidential candidates, that would repeal parts of the Affordable Care Act and strip away federal financing for Planned Parenthood, which provides reproductive and health care services.”
MOVIES. Tom Hiddleston lounges sans clothes in trailer for film High-Rise. Possibly work-unfriendly.
HIGH FASHION. All hail Claudia Schiffer, Cindy Crawford and Naomi Campbell modeling for Balmain.
BOY BAND DRAMA. Zayn Malik says his former One Direction band-mates don’t return his calls since he went solo: “I had every intention of remaining friends with everybody, but I guess certain phone numbers have changed and I haven’t received calls from a lot of people. I’ve reached out to a few of them and not got a reply.”
ABUSE. Reporting suggests sexual abuse of students at prestigious Rhode Island academy St. George’s School took place up until 2004. An internal investigation by the school suggests that the abuse ended in the 80s. While some school employees were fired for their role in the abuse, none were reported to the authorities: “At least seven former staff members have been named. Four of them are still alive and ‘in at least two cases appear to be working in settings with young people. None have been charged criminally.’ Which is because the school dealt with reports of abuse the way that we have seen institutions deal with reports of abuse over and over over: They prioritize their reputation, refuse to make criminal reports, and, if they take any action at all against the perpetrators, it’s merely to terminate their employment in such a way that they can be hired elsewhere and continue victimizing children.”
KEEP YOUR DISTANCE. Lana del Rey gets restraining order against two female stalkers.
NO CURE NEEDED. Hillary Clinton’s not a fan of ex-gay conversion therapy that seeks to cure kids of being gay.
SLUTTY POWER LESBIAN. Ruby Rose has no problem with the way Jennifer Lawrence describes her style to stylists she works with: “I think that is an easy quote to misinterpret or to pick apart. But I know that she has an amazing sense of humor, and for her to say that, I know that would never come from a bad place. She’s always spending so much of her time supporting other women and the LGBT community. There’s no way that she meant that with any kind of malice.”
TECHNOLOGY. Apple acquires startup that can read facial expressions: “The company’s technology has primarily been used by advertisers, doctors, and retailers, though it’s not clear what Apple plans to do with it.”
GYM ENCOUNTERS. Steve Grand live tweets a romantic encounter with a trucker at the gym and caps it off it with a shirtless selfie.