Demi Lovato and Nick Jonas Battle LGBT Rights, Plus More
Today we've got: Demi Lovato and Nick Jonas canceling tours in LGBT discriminating North Carolina. Trump and Hillary going to bat. Tom Brady and his little balls.
1. Eastern States Vote
The Short of It: Five eastern states will hold their presidential primaries today.
The Longer Version of It: As voters in CT, DE, MD, RI, and PA head to the polls, everyone will have their eyes on Pennsylvania who will be considered the big winner for successful candidates. The swing state holds a hefty number of delegates. NOTE: While most states' GOP delegates will be required to vote for the primary winner at the GOP Convention this summer, Pennsylvania's delegates won't. I.E., Winning Pennsylvania will mostly be about bragging rights (which we all know Trump loves).
Why You Should Care: After winning the New York primary last week, Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are on quite a roll. Still, they're haven't totally sealed the deal on their nominations. With Sen. Ted Cruz (Republican- Texas) and Gov. John Kasich (Republican-Ohio) teaming up against Trump, it's possible their plans to cede states to each other could block Trump from gaining the 1,237 delegates necessary for him to claim the GOP nomination this summer. Cruz will focus on Indiana and Kasich will point his attention to Oregon and New Mexico.
NOTE: Sen. Bernie Sanders (Democrat-Vermont) continues to draw huge crowds and votes from Hillary.
The Absolute Take Away: After Hillary and Trump's big New York win, today's primaries could boost them to sweet sailing or just be a total buzzkill for their campaign.
2. Tom Brady Gets Timeout For Playing With His Small Balls
The Short of It: A federal appeals court decided yesterday that Patriots Quarterback, Tom Brady, and center of last years Deflategate drama will have to sit out four games.
Last Time on Deflategate: In 2015 the Patriots headed to the Super Bowl, after winning a game in which they had been accused of intentionally deflating footballs.
The Longer Version of It: The Colt's complained the Patriots cheated. Brady denied his way all throughout an investigation. And the NFL decided that "more probable than not" Brady knew what a soft ball felt like. He got a four-game suspension. But! The NFL players' union made an appeal and the suspension was tossed. The NFL fought back with another appeal. And so here we are more than a year later, with Brady put in the corner and a bunch of silly ball puns.
3. North Carolina - The LGBT Lightning Rod State
You've probably heard a lot about North Carolina recently.
The Short of it: 54 protesters were arrested in North Carolina yesterday after a day of protests against NC's LGBT law.
The Long Story Short: With the passing of House Bill 2 (HB2), Carolina has drawn fire from across the country for LGBT discrimination. The law requires people to only use public restrooms that correspond to the sex they were assigned with at birth.
The protesters were arrested at the statehouse after reportedly refusing to leave the building after it closed.
So far, people are vowing to boycott the state because if its law. Celebs are canceling tours and company's have pulled out of business deals with the state.
Most recently, Demi Lovato and Nick Jonas announced that they would be canceling the Charlotte and Raleigh leg of their tour.
4. Beyoncé's Lemonade Got a Bit Sour
Unless you live under a rock, you've already heard about Queen Bey's latest visual album Lemonade
So of course you know that it addresses Jay Z’s alleged cheating escapades and calls out a “Becky with the good hair.”
Basically everyone's pretty sure fashion designer Rachel Roy to be said “Becky.”
That's mostly because Roy posted an Instagram soon after Lemonade dropped saying, “Good hair don’t care, but we will take good lighting, for selfies, or self truths, always. Live in the light #nodramaqueens.”
So now everyone's attacking "Roy with the good hair" and her daughters. So much so, Roy felt she had to make a statement with People magazine in which she said: "There is no validity to the idea that the song references me personally. There is no truth to the rumors."
5. Lena Dunham and Trump Love On Canada
Lena Dunham, the star and creator of the HBO show “Girls,” was honored Monday with a Matrix Award from New York Women in Communications for her success in Hollywood. Of course the 2016 election got brought up.
Host, Andy Cohen (from Bravo) inquired what the writer and director would do if she woke up one day to Donald Trump as president.
"I know everyone's always idly threatening this, but I'd be 100 percent moving to Canada," Dunham said. "I love Canada. I think that it's a great place, and there's an area in Vancouver that I find beautiful and appealing, and I can conduct business from there."
And of course, Trump had some input about it today.
“Now I have to get elected because I’ll be doing a great service to our country,” he said on a phone interview with “Fox & Friends”.
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