New McNugget Flavor, Hurricane Laura Topples Confederate Statue & More!

Links to the past, with relevance today:

I live and die for BBQ — even if I've sworn off! (Image via McDonald's)

WGN: For the first time since introducing the li'l devils in 1983, McDonald's is launching a new Chicken McNuggets flavor — Spicy!

We could've guessed #1! (GIF via GIPHY)

BILLBOARD: Top 100 music-video artists of all time!

TWITTER: Amazingly funny (and pretty) comic actor Julia Duffy, 69, of Newhart (1983-1990) fame, spoke out on Twitter about scripts' tendency to overly sexualize female characters — and she admitted a character she was playing had her description "downgraded." Imagine the world we are in when Julia Duffy isn't the pretty one!

Facing facts! (Image via Twitter)

NYP: Actor Frank Whaley, 57, has accused co-star Jon Voight, 81, of smacking him across the face during a Ray Donovan scene — then denying he had done it. Thing is, the slap was caught by a still photographer! "F--k Jon Voight," Whaley posted. "Bottom line: Jon Voight is a major dick."

EXTRATV: Country singer Dwight Yoakam is a first-time dad — at 63!

INSTAGRAM: Goldie Hawn, 74, is mourning the loss of close pal Sir Ken Robinson, who died at 70. Robinson had been a prominent advocate for fostering creativity in schools as much as literacy and math proficiency. He died of cancer.

BOY CULTURE: Once-famous model Tony Ward, 50, used to be Madonna's lover and was a favorite of many fashion photogs. Now, he is a full-on QAnon cultist. Shame.

DAILY BEAST: A Confederate statue in Lake Charles, Louisiana, that locals have been trying to have removed for months — but that an all-white police jury recently voted 10-4 to keep — was toppled overnight by Hurricane Laura. Images on social media show the South's Defenders Monument in ruins.

As with all other Confederate monuments, this one was from long after the end of the Civil War (it went up in 1915), and was erected to intimidate Black citizens. (Image via Twitter)

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