Harper Lee On Go Set A Watchman: “Wonderful!”

  • Today is the release day of Go Set A Watchman, and the reviews have been worrisome. The release of the entire book in general has been shady as hell, but the great news here is that 89-year old Harper Lee, the person who should have had the last goddamn word on whether or not this book was published, feels good about the whole thing. In a clip on PBS (watch it at the link), Lee appears to be happy that her latest has seen the light of day. [Decider]
  • Last night on “Watch What Happens Live,” human bronzer and general shitbag Andy Cohen called Amandla Sternberg, the “Hunger Games” actress who called out Kylie Jenner for being culturally-appropriative, a “jackhole.” Good job, Andy Cohen! It is totally cool and fine for you, a grown man, to call a 16-year-old girl – who is actually correct in what she is saying – a jackhole on cable television. Bravo. [Jezebel]
  • Louis Tomlinson, blonde and shaggy member of One Direction, is expecting a child with his girlfriend Briana Jungwirth, an L.A-based stylist. Congratulations, and may your baby be blessed with as much luscious hair as the two of you. [People]
  • West Coast manic pixie dream girl Lana Del Rey’s new song, “Honeymoon,” from her forthcoming album is a love story between two ghosts, proving once and for all that she is actually Moaning Myrtle from the Harry Potter books. [Jezebel]
  • The first teaser for the upcoming season of “American Horror Story: Hotel” features nothing more than a hand with a killer mani ringing a service bell on a hotel front desk. It is safe to assume that it is the hand of Mother Monster, Lady Gaga. [Cosmopolitan]
  • Actor Joseph C. Phillips, who played Denise’s husband Martin on “The Cosby Show,” tells a pretty damning story about how a close female friend of his confessed to him that Cosby had raped her. [TheGrio]
  • Hey! Ta-Nehisi Coates has a really good book out! It’s called Between The World And Me and if you don’t believe us, go read this interview with him at Slate and then go buy the book immediately. Like, in a real bookstore. [Slate]
  • Ciara and handsome devil Russell Wilson of the Seattle Seahawks are now dating but not doing it, as per God. Ciara also used to be engaged to Future. As per Future, they didn’t wait to have sex, but they prayed after. Oh. [Huffington Post]
  • On the heels of both Serena Williams’ Wimbledon win and Drake’s recent swole-ness, the old chestnut that they’re dating is back in action. In fact, sources say they were seen kissing in the clubhouse. Ooooh. [Dlisted]
  • Erm, is Bethenny Frankel dating Eric Stonestreet? Does it matter? Should you care? I don’t know! She seems to be pretty sketchy about it, but if it’s true, godspeed and good luck. [Defamer]
  • Britt Nillson, rejected “Bachelorette,” has broken up with the improbably named Brady Toops, the man who loved her so much on sight that he left the show with her so they could state. Regrets? [Us Weekly]
  • Susan Sarandon wants to get blazed with A$AP Rocky and Action Bronson because they referenced her on the song “1 Train.” The line, if you’re curious, is: “You see us scramblin, sellin’ Susan Sarandon.” Translation: Susan Sarandon is a white girl, which is slang for cocaine. You’re welcome, Susan. [Twitter]