Melanie Laurent…So 700 million people in India lost power…Thousands of Syrians trapped in Aleppo…Cruz defeats Dewhurst…Voting system is too partisan to be fixed…Poles love Mitt Romney…Michael Douglas as Liberace…Creationism in schools…Ancient statue discovered in Turkey…Single and Pregnant in the City is casting…J.C. Penney stock is now worth more than Facebook…Don’t take Cuba Gooding Jr.’s picture in a bar.
RIP Gore Vidal. Would greatly recommend “Burr” and “Julian.” [NYTimes]
The Daily offloaded a large percentage of its staff yesterday. Thoughts go out to the sports staff. [AllThingsD]
Floyd Mayweather files $61 million claim against bankrupt casino. [Birmingham Business Journal]
The case for Doc Rivers coaching the U.S. team in 2016 [Yahoo!]
Yeah, the BBC’s coverage has been a million times better than NBC. [NPR]
Margaret Lambert is the last living Jewish athlete banned from the 1936 Olympics. [Independent]
Instead of using its stock sale to pay off its debt, Manchester United will distribute $320 million into the pockets of owners and top execs through an elaborate bonus scheme. Hooray Glazers! [Guardian]
A Florida man “only shot a n—er” and left him bleeding on the ground. Not sure what the big deal is. [Raw Story]
A woman sold her baby for a pickup truck and then sold the pickup truck for cash to by meth in…Florida. [WPBF]
This artist did Joe Posnanski no favors. Wow. [Daily Beast]
Tennessee man thinks girlfriend is having an affair with Mitt Romney, commits domestic assault and looks exactly like you would expect. [The Smoking Gun]
Bradley Cooper as the Elephant Man. Tyler Duffy as Mikhail Baryshnikov opens Off Broadway in November. [The Superficial]
The 20 Richest Rappers Alive [Bro Bible]
Mitch Mustain is pitching for the White Sox. [LA Times]
Brandon Rush agreed to a two-year $8 million deal with Golden State. [Woj]
Jerry Jones want to beat some Giant ass.
A compilation of drunk fails.
Real Madrid players playing baseball.
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