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ICYMI: If NBC Replaces Bob Costas With Leslie Jones, We Would Not Be Mad
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- Season 3 of Transparent will be returning to Amazon in September! According to The Hollywood Reporter, we can expect flashbacks to a 12-year-old Maura (Jeffrey Tambor), and a theme centered on "coming out of your shell." It's likely we can also expect many Silver Lake glamour shots.
- If you're not following Leslie Jones' Olympic commentary on Twitter, you're doing it wrong. It's so good, in fact, an NBC executive invited her to join the network in Rio. Please god, please let this happen.
- Here's the New York Times on the fragile, um, "arousing" nature of romance between staffers on the campaign trail. Fun read, minus the egregious omission of Josh Lyman and Donna Moss.
- Vin Scully and David Ortiz are a cute pair.
- And finally, happy birthday to the one and only Caetano Veloso: the GOAT of Brazilian music and godfather of tropicalia (and who performed at the Opening Ceremony in Rio on Friday). Here's his hit, "Alegria, Alegria," the "Brazilian anthem of 1967":
Southern California's Snow-Capped Mountains Are Beautiful. Here's Where To Maximize The View (And Snap A Great Picture)It's been many, many years since we saw this much snow in our mountains. Going up there right now isn't safe, but here are some places where you can enjoy the view and snap a pic.
April Valentine died at Centinela Hospital. Her daughter was born by emergency C-section. She'd gone into the pregnancy with a plan, knowing Black mothers like herself were at higher risk.
A look at years past when snows creeped into our citified neighborhoods, away from the mountains and foothills.
In the face of a drier future, that iconic piece of Americana is on its way out in Southern California.
Another Missing Hiker Has Been Found Dead In San Gabriels As Search For Actor Julian Sands ContinuesBob Gregory, 62, went missing the same day as Sands. His body was recovered near Mount Islip.