The Week in Headlines: Notes on a Scandal (or Two)
What happened this week? Lots—even besides all things Royal Baby! And our friends at theSkimm have you covered with a run-down of the top headlines. (Want them delivered daily to your inbox? Sign up at theskimm.com)
Former Rep. Anthony Weiner should learn how to Snapchat. He’s been a bad boy. Again.
In 2011, Weiner got into a bit of trouble when he lived up to his name and revealed too much in an accidental and infamous Twitter post. He resigned, made nice with wife Huma (a top Hillary Clinton aide), had a baby, apologized a lot, chatted with People, and is now a leading Democratic candidate for NYC mayor. But now new allegations have surfaced that he conducted some more explicit sexual online exchanges. After he resigned.
Who is Carlos Danger?
Middle name Weiner. This was allegedly the persona Weiner used to chat with one particular woman he had an online relationship with for six months last year. Lots of their exchanges have been released, along with another purported "self-portrait."
The timing of the relationship is under a microscope since it allegedly happened after his resignation—not a good PR move. Weiner said that some of these new allegations are true, some are not; some happened before he resigned and some after. He also said that he had warned the media more stuff might come out. And that he’s moving on and we should, too. But it just keeps getting harder.
Repeat After Me
What to Say While Reminiscing About All That
What would “Ask Ashley” say about this? Amanda Bynes, of early Nick and teen movie fame, has been having a rough time lately with drastic appearance changes and legal troubles, including the time she threw a bong out of a NYC window. Now the actress has been hospitalized and placed under a 72-hour psychiatric lockdown after she was found carrying a gas tank—right by the driveway she lit on fire. Bynes was placed under a 5150 hold. You may recall from the dark Britney days of yore, a 5150 is an involuntary hospitalization to evaluate how someone is doing mentally. Get better, Amanda.
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