RIP. The New Yorker remembers David Bowie with a touching cartoon.
BRIEFING ROOM. POTUS on Bowie:
Earnest:"I haven't spoken to POTUS about whether he was a David Bowie fan, but there's no mistaking his contribution to art & music & film."
— Chris Johnson (@chrisjohnson82) January 11, 2016
INTOXICATED. Boozing reportedly got “out of hand” on the set of the Ab Fab movie: “Cast and crew were acting like Patsy and Edina, there was lots and lots of partying.”
WORLD. At least 51 people were killed in Iraq on Monday in a terrorist attacks that appear to have been perpetrated by ISIS. A suicide vest and a car bomb were detonated in and near a shopping complex in Baghdad followed by two bombs set off in the easter town of Muqdadiya. “Monday’s bombings left the biggest death toll in three months. Interior Ministry spokesman Brigadier General Saad Maan blamed “this terrorist group after they suffered heavy losses by the security forces”, without naming Islamic State. Seven people, including two policemen, were killed in the car bomb blast near the Jawaher mall in the predominantly Shi’ite district of Baghdad Jadida, police and medical sources said. Five more people were shot dead by the gunmen storming the mall, and six others were killed when those same assailants detonated their explosive vests, the sources said. ‘People started running into the shops to hide, but (the militants) followed them in and opened fire without mercy,’ said Hani Fikrat Abdel Hussein, a shop-owner standing amid shattered glass and rubble at the site of the blasts.”
COMICS. New photo of the Suicide Squad assembled together.
HOCKEY HUNKS. The hunks who kissed at the LA Kings game on the Kiss Cam are raising money to fight blood cancers.
POLITICS. Anti-gay Georgia state senator who authored so-called “religious freedom” bill considering a run for Congress: “Republican State Senator Josh McKoon of Georgia is debating becoming U.S. Congressman Josh McKoon. The Tea Party Republican who is on the Ted Cruz for President Georgia leadership team, for several years has been trying to pass an anti-gay religious freedom bill but so far has been unsuccessful.”
DADDY. Room actor Jacob Tremblay’s ‘hot dad’ trends during the Golden Globes.
ICYMI. Jeb Bush wants to get rid of food stamps: “I know that giving states more flexibility will open the door for transformative ideas to eliminate poverty and increase opportunity.”
STRANGER THAN FICTION. Sean Penn says he’s “got nothin to hide” regarding his interview in Rolling Stone with notorious drug kingpin El Chapo.
MEDIA. Gay Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes to sell off The New Republic: “Hughes now says the company needs a new business model and someone – a new owner – with the vision to give it one. But the truth is it already had a business model – a break-even operation that got break-even by some level of on-going subsidy from the owner, or orbital friendly richies.”
GOLDEN GLOBES. Leonardo DiCaprio responds to the GIF of him moving out of Gaga’s way as she went to accept her Golden Globe: “That’s trending, huh? I just didn’t know what was passing me, that’s all.”
MALE MODEL MONDAY. Meet Matty Carrington.