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
Gladiators were the heavyweight champions of the Roman empire. Here’s a sneak peek into the limited documentary series, Colosseum. Don’t miss the premiere, Sunday, July 17 at 9/8c only on The HISTORY Channel. #ColosseumHistory pic.twitter.com/n7KVwb4yvq
— HISTORY (@HISTORY) July 5, 2022
• 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.
— Dean (@DeanWilliam) July 3, 2022
• 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.
James Caan Honored by Godfather Costars Al Pacino, Robert De Niro and More: ‘Gonna Miss Him’ https://t.co/AAbjluN8p5
— People (@people) July 7, 2022