MUSIC VIDEO. Ariana Grande releases her latest: “Let Me Love You.”
ICYMI. The Go-Go’s performed at last night’s Billboard Music Awards.
DNC. Sanders gets “highly unusual say” over the creation of the Democratic Party Platform for 2016 National Convention: “Clinton has picked six members, and Sanders has named five — including a longtime activist on behalf of Palestinian rights, a potential sign of his plans to push the party’s policy on Israel in a different direction, the Democrats said Monday ahead of an expected announcement by the DNC.”
BALTIMORE. Judge acquits officer of all charges surrounding his arrest of Freddie Gray, who died in police custody: “The verdict is likely to renew debate over whether anyone will be held responsible for Mr. Gray’s death. The officer, Edward M. Nero, sat with a straight back and stared forward as Circuit Judge Barry G. Williams, who ruled on the case after the officer opted to forgo a jury trial, read his verdict on the charges of second-degree assault, misconduct and of reckless endangerment.”
CASTING. Helen Mirren to play Sarah Winchester, the heiress who built the famously bizarre and mysterious Winchester mansion: “The story goes something like this: Winchester, a strong believer in the occult, purchased an unfinished farmhouse in 1884 down in Santa Clara County, shortly after the death of her infant daughter and her husband, where she began to build her famous mansion with neither blueprints nor architectural finesse. Lore has it that she was told by a soothsayer to build the house non-stop, or else she would die. Other accounts, per her biography, claim the construction was a way for the heiress to cope with the sudden death of her family.”
THIS IS WHY WE CAN’T HAVE NICE THINGS. LA’s expanded metro line was crashed into by a drunk driver during its first Monday commute.
— Pete Demetriou (@knxpete) May 23, 2016
BROADWAY. Jesse Tyler Ferguson shares his audition for Cats.
MALE MODEL MONDAY. Serbian model Vladan Miljkovic.
LET IT GO. Idina Menzel is all for giving Elsa a girlfriend: “‘I think it’s great,” Menzel told ET at the Billboard Music Awards on Sunday. ‘Disney’s just gotta contend with that. I’ll let them figure that out.'”
PROTRACTED PRIMARY. Hillary Clinton says ‘nope’ to debating Bernie Sanders in California: “We have declined Fox News’ invitation to participate in a debate in California…As we have said previously, we plan to compete hard in the remaining primary states, particularly California, while turning our attention to the threat a Donald Trump presidency poses.”
LOL. Even Academy Award-winning actresses get taken down a peg by life every now and again.
— Helen Hunt (@HelenHunt) May 23, 2016
TEXAS. Bureau of Investigation arrests two pastors for seeking sex with underage girls: “Jason Kennedy, 46, who held the role of children’s pastor at Grace Baptist Church in Knoxville, and Zubin Parakh, 32, who is listed as the creative pastor at LifeHouse Church, were both nabbed in the undercover investigation. According to a police report seen by WVLT Kennedy had agreed to pay $100 for a half hour with two girls, one of whom was 15. Kennedy faces patronizing prostitution and trafficking charges — and could land in prison for up to 60 years. Kennedy has lost his job at Grace Baptist Church as a result of the investigation.”
SHARK BAY. Drone footage shows Tiger shark feeding frenzy in Australia.
INSTASTUD. Antonin Dansicare.