TELEVISION. Leah Remini and A&E are doing a show about Scientology: “Sources say that Leah has been filming the series over the summer, and it will premiere sometime in 2017. THR says it will most likely borrow a lot from Leah’s tell-all Scientology exposé that was released last year, Troublemaker: Surviving Hollywood and Scientology. Leah is a co-producer on the show.”
STILL LIFE. After news of Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt’s divorce broke yesterday, Madame Tussaud’s in London moved their wax figures so they would no longer be standing together.
BRANGELINA PT 2. Chelsea Handler has some thoughts on the split.
DOES HE KNOW THAT SOME AMERICANS ARE FROM OTHER NATIONS? Trump on ‘making America great again’: “American hands will rebuild our nation. Not the hands of people from other nations.”
APPEALING TO BLACK VOTERS. Donald Trump advocates for national ‘stop-and-frisk’ program while speaking at African American townhall: “I would do stop-and-frisk,” Trump said, claiming that “you really help people sort of change their mind automatically, you understand, you have to, in my opinion, I see what’s going on here, I see what’s going on in Chicago, I think stop-and-frisk.”
CASTING. Billy Eichner joins cast of Hairspray Live!
ALEXIS ARQUETTE. The recently deceased star lived with HIV for 29 years according to her death certificate: “TMZ obtained Arquette’s death certificate, filed in L.A. County, and it says she had a bacterial infection of the heart for 3 weeks before she died of the heart attack on Sept. 11.”
CHELSEA BOMBING. Notebook kept by bombing suspect suggests he was inspired by ISIS and Al-Qaeda: “In a list of international terrorist leaders written in the notebook, according to investigators, was the name of a founding member of the Islamic State who called on Muslims around the world to take up whatever arms they could find and spill the blood of nonbelievers.”
GAY NAZIS. Australian newspaper likens gay marriage advocates to storm troopers: “The illustration, drawn by controversial right-wing cartoonist Bill Leak, depicted same-sex marriage campaigners as Nazi stormtroopers in rainbow outfits. The caption reads ‘Waffen-SSM’ – a play on words that links ‘same-sex marriage’ to the Nazis’ military Waffen-SS wing.”
Remember when Nazis rounded up the gays and put them in death camps? Anyway, here’s a respectful Bill Leak cartoon. pic.twitter.com/xmEhmwZQma
— Alice Clarke (@Alicedkc) September 21, 2016
FRINGE BENEFITS. Vote for Hillary this election year and we get to see Mark Ruffalo naked.
PLASTIC SURGERY. Men are having botox injected into their scrotum, and the trend doubled this last year: “The operation, which can cost up to $3,600, helps ease sweating, lessens the appearance of wrinkles and makes the scrotum appear larger by helping the muscles relax…”
HUMP DAY HOTTIE. Tommy-Lee Halman.