Amid global outcry over its delayed response, Brazil on Saturday deployed more than 40,000 troops as apart of an awaited military operation to battle the fires ravaging the Amazon rainforest.
The Amazon is often referred to as the lungs of the world and the valuable forests there are said to consume as much at 20 percent of the world’s carbon monoxide production. Link in bio for the latest on the Amazon rainforest wildfires.
Porn star and entrepreneur Spencer Barrick—better known to fans as Damon Dice—writes about his positive experience in the adult industry:
"I had gone from an award-winning entrepreneur in North Carolina to a nobody trying to make it in L.A. One month I couldn’t afford my rent and literally found my belongings tossed out on the street. I was homeless and didn’t have a penny to my name."
"I met porn stars and saw how much money they were making. I finally had that fuck it, I have nothing to lose moment and decided that I was going to join the adult industry." Read Barrick's full story at the link in bio.
"Why dance with the devil when you can samba with Sean Spicer?" writes Kevin Fallon, after finding out that "Dancing With the Stars" casted the former White House press secretary for their new season.
"I think I skipped class the week of journalism school where they talked about how unapologetically promoting fascism was the most reliable springboard to a media career, but here we are, with the news that the first press secretary of the Trump administration will be waltzing across your TV Monday nights this fall," Fallon added.
Read his full reaction in this week's OBSESSED newsletter. Link for bio for everything we can’t stop loving, hating, and thinking about this week in pop culture.
A radio host compared Trump to the "King of Israel.” Opinion writer Candida Moss thinks the comparison is "laughable."
"To suggest that Trump, a serial adulterer who is quick to anger and unable to admit mistakes, is anything like Jesus is frankly laughable. Clearly, the comparison being made here is not between their personalities but their power — and honestly, that is much worse," she wrote.
Read her full op-ed at the link in bio.
The fall equinox may be on Sept. 23, but Starbucks, Dunkin’ Donuts, and a host of department stores already have fall-themed decorations and lattes ready for sale!
In our poll, 78 percent of responders said that retailers are forcing fall on us too soon. Tell us why in the comments. 👇👇
In an opinion article, Ruben Navarrette Jr. shares his experience as a Mexican-American after the mass shooting in El Paso, Texas.
"As a Mexican-American, I love this country—even in the dark times when she doesn't love me back. Now that 22 people have died and 24 more were injured because of their ethnicity, it feels like a promise was broken," he wrote.
Adding, "The reaction to the El Paso shooting from many of you, my fellow Americans—hell, even close friends whom I grew up with—has really pissed me off. Some of you have been awful. A lot of you have been tone-deaf and thickheaded, insensitive and insulting, defensive and dishonest." Read his full letter at the link in bio.
Fashion week is fast approaching, and while designers are putting their finishing touches on their pieces, so too are global activist groups fine-tuning their protest plans.
From Trump to climate change, activists feel they have a lot to demonstrate against right now, and this fall editors and influencers will have to trudge through a die-in or sea of signs to find their front row seats. Link in bio for the latest controversies surrounding Fashion Week.
According to the $6 million lawsuit, the former employee spent “astronomical amounts of time” watching Netflix while on the clock, at one point watching 55 episodes of “Friends” in four days. During another four-day binge, she made it through 20 episodes of “Arrested Development” and 10 episodes of “Schitt’s Creek.” So...what’s the best time-waster at work? Leave a comment below and DON’T tag your boss
"As a comedian does stand-up, they learn for some reason when I talk about this, the audience responds differently than when my friend talks about this. Look, I’m a doughy white guy. So I learned when I talk about politics, it makes people uncomfortable," says @jimgaffigan on this week's The Last Laugh podcast. "I don’t want to grab some soap box on a certain issue if there might be nuances to it.” Click the link in bio to read more highlights!
In this week's OMG I Want To Rent This House we are taking you behind the scenes of a beautiful estate in California.
Los Angeles is famously a coastal city—hello, views of the Pacific and a culture built on sun and surf—but if it's an authentic beach vibe, you're seeking for your next California vacation — set your GPS for Malibu!
Link in bio to learn how this can be your next vacation spot.