News Round-Up: July 7, 2022

News Round-Up: July 7, 2022
A scene from Gladiators (screen cap)

Some news items you might have missed:

History Channel: The upcoming limited docuseries Colosseum, an eight-part look at gladiators, calls the ancient reality competitors “the heavyweight champions of the Roman empire.” And there’s eye-candy for days #NotForNothing

Washington Post: Nationally-known gay police officer Brett Parson, 53, met up with a younger gay man who said he was 18-years-old. Turns out the teen lied – he was 16 – and now Parson is on the hook for having oral sex with an underage teen.

LGBTQ Nation: An Adele superfan experienced “the most magical, perfect, mind-blowing pride” of his life when the singing star asked to borrow his Pride flag and serenaded him at London’s Hyde Park along with friends and 65,000 adoring fans.

New York Times: WNBA star Brittney Griner pleaded guilty to drug charges in a Russian courtroom as part of a judicial strategy hoping to avoid a maximum sentence. “I’d like to plead guilty, your honor. But there was no intent. I didn’t want to break the law.”

NBC News: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced Thursday that he would resign ending a tumultuous tenure that began on a wave of Brexit enthusiasm, but crashed on a series of scandals and an internal revolt that sparked a political crisis.

Gr8erDays: James Caan, movie icon – The Godfather, Brian’s Song, Misery – and ‘bad boy of Queens,’ passed today at the age of 82.