Some news items you might have missed:
• Dlisted: The long-running celebrity blog “Dlisted” is closing up shop. Props to Michael K for 18 great years of making us laugh.
• What to Watch: In “Defending Pride,” a new special set to air on the final day of Pride month, out MSNBC host Jonathan Capehart will talk with leaders and celebrities about ongoing efforts to defend LGBTQ+ rights. Airs on MSNBC June 30 at 11pm ET and available for streaming on Peacock.
• Page Six: Madonna apparently suffered a low-grade fever for a month leading up to her being found unresponsive last Saturday.
• NBC News: Remember Cuban castaway Elián González who became the face of a diplomatic dispute between the U.S. and Cuba when he was 5-years-old? He’s now 29 and a member of Cuba’s Congress.
Elián González, who was caught in an international custody battle 23 years ago between the U.S. and Cuba, is now a member of Cuba's Congress.
He says he wants to contribute to make Cuba "a better country." https://t.co/ZXU58Plaue
— NBC News (@NBCNews) June 30, 2023
• Washington Post: The Federal Trade Commission has proposed new rules to take aim at fake online reviews including fines of up to $50,000 for each fake review, for each time a consumer sees it.
• Axios: Brazil’s highest elections court voted Friday to ban former President Jair Bolsonaro (virulently anti-LGBTQ and known as the “Trump of South America”) from running for office for eight years for undermining the country’s democracy by making false claims about its voting system.
Brazil's highest elections court voted to ban Bolsonaro from running for office for eight years for undermining the country's democracy by making false claims about its voting system. https://t.co/MklKkmD7p4
— Axios (@axios) June 30, 2023