MORNING JOE. MSNBC hosts break ratings record after Trump tweet rage: “The Nielsen company said Wednesday that 1.66 million people watched the MSNBC morning show the day after the tweets. That narrowly beat the show’s previous record, which came the day after Trump was elected last year.”
RUSSIAGATE. Head of Trump digital strategy to appear before House Intel Committee: “The head of the Trump digital camp, Brad Parscale, has reportedly been summoned to appear before the House intelligence committee looking into Moscow’s interference in the 2016 US election. Mark Warner, the top Democrat on the Senate intelligence committee carrying out a parallel inquiry, has said that at least 1,000 “paid internet trolls working out of a facility in Russia” were pumping anti-Clinton fake news into social media sites during the campaign.”
LITTLE MONSTERS. Ed Sheeran said hate from Lady Gaga’s biggest fans drove him from Twitter.
KATHY GRIFFIN. The Secret Service interviewed her for more than an hour.
BACKFIRE OF THE DAY. Indiana Republicans ask Facebook users to share “Obamacare Horror Story”.
POLAND. We promise Trump a warm welcome: “According to Polish media reports, Poland’s government promised the White House a reception of cheering crowds as part of its invitation. To make good on that pledge, ruling party lawmakers and pro-government activists plan to bus in groups from the provinces to hear Trump’s speech.”
LINDSAY LOHAN. Be nice to the Trumps!
EAST TIMOR. Prime Minister calls for acceptance as first Gay Pride is held. “The parade in the capital, Dili, on June 29 attracted several hundred people and was supported by local and international organizations including the Hatutan youth group, the U.N. and U.S. Embassy.”
LOVE LETTER. Tupac Shakur sent a letter to Madonna from prison, explaining why he dumped her: “For you to be seen with a black man wouldn’t in any way jeopardize your career, if anything it would make you seem that much more open and exciting…But for me at least in my previous perception I felt due to my ‘image’ I would be letting down half of the people who made me what I thought I was.”
NEW ZEALAND. Government to apologize to gay men convicted of homosexual acts. “I move that this House apologise to those homosexual New Zealanders who were convicted for consensual adult activity, and recognise the tremendous hurt and suffering those men and their families have gone through, and the continued effects the convictions have had on them.”
GRAND OLD FLAG. Steve grand has moved to Provincetown for the summer and is making the most of it over the 4th of July.
TEASER OF THE DAY. Will & Grace.
— Will & Grace (@WillAndGrace) July 4, 2017
THE HILLS ARE ALIVE. Julie Andrews explains how hard it was to pull off the iconic Sound of Music hilltop scene.
HUMP DAY HOTTIE. Jomtab.