SOCIAL MEDIA. Taylor Lautner joins Instagram.
GROOMING. Zach Morris didn’t get the memo from the NYT that the beard is over.
DISCRIMINATION. Cemetery rejects headstone design from gay couple that celebrates SCOTUS’ gay marriage decision: “Greg Bourke and Michael De Leon, a couple of 34 years who are raising two adopted teenagers, were plaintiffs in a lawsuit challenging Kentucky’s same-sex marriage ban, which was among the cases decided by the U.S. Supreme Court in Obergefell v. Hodges.”
NEVADA. Bernie Sanders releases statement on violence at state Democratic convention: “Within the last few days there have been a number of criticisms made against my campaign organization. Party leaders in Nevada, for example, claim that the Sanders campaign has a ‘penchant for violence.’ That is nonsense. Our campaign has held giant rallies all across this country, including in high-crime areas, and there have been zero reports of violence. Our campaign of course believes in non-violent change and it goes without saying that I condemn any and all forms of violence, including the personal harassment of individuals. But, when we speak of violence, I should add here that months ago, during the Nevada campaign, shots were fired into my campaign office in Nevada and apartment housing complex my campaign staff lived in was broken into and ransacked.”
2008 BEIJING OLYMPICS. Retesting of doping results from 2008 Beijing Olympics yielded 31 new positives come from 12 countries and six different sports: “Russia, found last year by the World Anti-Doping Agency to have been running a state-sponsored doping programme, is already at serious risk of having no track and field representationat the Olympics this summer, while the findings from 250 further retrospective tests from London 2012 will be released later this month.”
SOCIAL MEDIA. Snapchat slammed for filters that whitewash users’ skin: “The majorly popular “beautify” and flower crown filters are being questioned by tons of people on Twitter who say they are skin lightening features.”
SPOTTED. Lesbian gorillas in the wild.
IDAHOT. LGBT members of Congress launch #WeAreWithYou campaign to show solidarity in fight against discriminatory bill across the country.
DAT ___. Bryan Hawn talks about the blessings and burdens of having a well-endowed rear end (work-unfriendly): “When you’re six-foot-one, weigh 185 pounds, and have a V-shaped torso that tapers into a 30-inch waist and a shelfed-out backside, a lot of people assume it’s all genetic. In fact, my whole body was actually built from a stick. In high school, I was just a lanky, 145-pound kid who loved musical theater, soccer jocks, and Mark Walhberg’s Calvin Klein ads.”
THE SH*T LIST. CNN cancelled a Larry Wilmore-Don Lemon interview after he made several jokes at the network’s and anchor’s expense at the White House Correspondence dinner.
INSTASTUD. Birdy Seven.