TERRORISM. ISIS spokesman Mohammad al-Adnani has been killed: “His death marks the highest-profile killing yet of an ISIS member. While Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has been ISIS’ unquestioned leader, al-Adnani may have been the terror group’s most public figure, the person floated as ISIS’ next leader should anything happen to al-Baghdadi.”
THE SECRET LIFE OF PETS. Scientists say that dogs understand a remarkable amount of what we say and also are clued into the meaning behind how we say things: “Dogs process both what we say and how we say it in a way which is amazingly similar to how human brains do.”
EQUALITY. New York State Court of Appeals rules that non-biological parents can seek custody and visitation: “This is a landmark change in New York for children born to same-sex and other couples who couldn’t or didn’t marry and who later split up, without any protection under the law for the critical ongoing relationships between the non-biological parents and their children.”
MAINE. Republican Governor Paul LePage suggests he might resign over voicemail calling state legislator a c**ksucker, then seems to retract that on Twitter.
Regarding rumors of resignation, to paraphrase Mark Twain: "The reports of my political demise are greatly exaggerated." #mepolitics
— Paul R. LePage (@Governor_LePage) August 30, 2016
WILL HE OR WON’T HE? Jamie Dornan says he still doesn’t know if he will go full frontal in Fifty Shades sequel.
THIRST. Calvin Harris is making the internet parched with this Instagram.
CHRIS BROWN. The singer reportedly pulled a gun on a woman and police were sent to his mansion where he allegedly was seen throwing drugs from his windows.
LA VIDA LOCA. Ricky Martin shakes his bon bon.
DOG DAYS OF SUMMER. Henry Cavill bares his super body on the beach.
AMERICAN NINJA WARRIOR. Jessie Graff made history last night by being the first woman ever to complete Stage One in the finals–one of the most difficult Stage One competitions the show has yet seen.
TOO MUCH FOR TUESDAY. Brandon Vee.