The GOOD Report Card: RuPaul Defends The LGBTQ Community, And 7 More News Essentials
“Don’t fuck with my family.”
There’s a lot of small stuff you may have missed this week. We’ve got you covered.
Amber Rose’s talk show gets a promo
Muva Rose has spun an entrepreneurial career out of being “one of those rap guy’s girlfriends,” and now that she’s got a clothing line, a book and her own line of emojis, it’s only natural that she would get a talk show on Vh1, too.
RuPaul speaks fiercely on Orlando
In a surprise appearance at the third annual Logo Trailblazers Honors, RuPaul took to the stage to lead audience members in a moment of silence to honor the victims of the Orlando attack, and to deliver one very simple message: “Don’t fuck with my family.”
Samantha Bee takes on Native American rights
America’s most important late night host snuck a fantastic segment on the sovereignty of Native American tribal lands into a week of news dominated by gun control, the NBA finals and the Brexit vote. This feels like classic Daily Show field reporting from Bee, and we can’t get enough of her.
Bernie Sanders (almost) endorses Hillary Clinton
You’re so close, Bernie! You’re so close! Just say it!
Selena Gomez gets down with a 7-year-old fan who has a rare bone marrow disease
Tiny hero Audrey Nethery suffers from Diamond Blackfan Anemia, but that doesn’t stop her from being a singing and dancing dynamo and overall American treasure. Nethery was profiled by the Today Show for her incredibly inspiring outlook on life despite confronting significant health problems, and earlier this week pop star Selena Gomez posted a video on her Instagram of the two busting a move in a meet-and-greet area on her Revival Tour. This isn’t Nethery’s first mega-star encounter, though, as she also previously met Taylor Swift. We suspect all three are wearing pieces of the same BFF necklace right now.
NOT SO GOOD:
Rio de Janiero doping lab gets suspended in advance of Olympic Games
On Friday, the World Anti-Doping Agency announced it had suspended the accreditation of Rio de Janiero’s anti-doping laboratory. It did not give a reason why, but the WADA said in a statement, the suspension “prohibits the laboratory from carrying out all anti-doping analysis on urine and blood samples.” While the Rio lab is closed down, Olympic athlete samples will be sent to a certified testing facility in another country. The Agency said, “This will ensure that there are no gaps in the anti-doping sample analysis procedures; and that, the integrity of the samples is fully maintained.” At this point, the Rio Games has at least 99 problems, and this is a big one.
CNN hires Corey Lewandowski after he’s fired from Trump campaign
After Donald Trump fired Corey Lewandowski from his position as campaign manager, CNN invited him on for an interview and then offered him a job. This isn’t questionable because he was affiliated with Trump; It’s questionable because he was accused of physically confronting a female journalist on the campaign trail this spring. Was he really that essential of a hire, CNN? Seems like you could have snagged an insider for election season that hasn’t so publicly been involved in a light battery incident.
PART OF THE PROBLEM:
Donald Trump gets his Brexit tweet about Scotland completely wrong
So Donald Trump showed up in Scotland to reopen his Trump Turnberry golf course and, upon landing, remarked upon the pro-Brexit frenzy he was witnessing on the ground. As Lily Allen helpfully pointed out, Scotland actually voted to stay in the European Union, and as such might be seeing another vote for Scottish independence on the horizon as Britain has voted to Leave. This is the exact kind of foreign policy awareness we’ve come to expect from Trump. It’s so nice when you can rely on people. If you want to read his complete Facebook post on the Brexit, you can see it here. But, do you want that?