MASSACHUSETTS. Former Senator Scott Brown named in Fox News sexual harassment lawsuit: “Former Fox News host Andrea Tantaros claims in a new lawsuit that former US senator Scott Brown made sexually inappropriate comments to her while on set and put his hands on her lower waist. Tantaros, who complained to superiors about Brown’s conduct, outlines her complaint in a lawsuit filed Monday in the New York Supreme Court.”
RUSSIA. Hackers hack NYT, other US news sites: “The intrusions, detected in recent months, are under investigation by the FBI and other US security agencies. Investigators so far believe that Russian intelligence is likely behind the attacks and that Russian hackers are targeting news organizations as part of a broader series of hacks that also have focused on Democratic Party organizations, the officials said.”
TEXAS. AG Ken Paxton takes his war on transgender people one step further: “Two days after convincing U.S. District Judge Reed O’Connor to temporarily block the Obama administration from protecting trans schoolchildren, Paxton’s office filed another lawsuit Tuesday — also in O’Connor’s court — challenging new.”
MEANWHILE IN WESTEROS. Kit Harrington says Game of Thrones will get really bleak before it gets better: “I think it’s going to get very dark before it gets better.”
INDONESIA. Activists tell high court that homosexuality must be criminalized to uphold country’s values: “They argued that not only was the country on the verge of a crisis of sexual morality, but it was at risk of having its core Muslim values overridden by international human rights claims that embrace LGBT rights.”
ALASKA. Juneau passes LGBT non-discrimination ordinance: “The Juneau Empire reports (http://bit.ly/2bJGNxy ) that on Monday the assembly voted 8-1 to pass the city’s first anti-discrimination ordinance, which will protect residents from discrimination when seeking housing or employment.”
PHOTO BOOTH. Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel take cute snaps with Hillary Clinton.
UNDER DAH SEE. Fisherman off the coast of the Philippines finds MASSIVE pearl worth $100 million.
MÚSICA. Ricky Martin meets new boy-band CNCO, who recently won the Simon Cowell-produced Univision show La Banda (think ‘Latin American Idol’)
DAILY AWWW. ‘Lion Dog’ featured in a Amazon Prime commercial will melt your heart.
MOVIES. Musical La La Land starring Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone gets first trailer.
INSTASTUD. Adrian Conrad.