Blake Lively, the former Gossip Girl star … girl calls in bomb threat to Quinnipiac graduation because she didn’t want her parents to know she wasn’t graduating … Danica McKeller, aka Winnie Cooper, at the Billboard Music awards … in NYC, people are paying $1,000 for sessions with a wingman … 10 of the dreamiest beach resorts in the world … Jill Abramson, the ousted New York Times Executive Editor, wasn’t fired because she’s pushy, but because she allegedly lied … police officer finds missing man with Alzheimer’s, helps him find flowers for his wife … Harvey Weinstein vs. film critic … the Pentagon’s plan to stop a zombie apocalypse seems fake, but isn’t? … Texas A&M’s new football facility is sick … CNN news editor fired for plagiarism … man accidentally shoots himself in the leg at Wal-mart … New Hampshire white police official calls President Obama the N-word … shocker: Study from March says viewing porn can hurt your relationship … Nike vs. Adidas at the World Cup … Ohio State’s E. Gordon Gee makes way more money than any public school college president … sports betting ring in Ohio busted … first text message in Pennsylvania country sent to 911 was made while driving, though text-while-driving in Pennsylvania has been banned since 2012 …
LaVar Arrington: “Just say you want to be a celebrity, Michael Sam!” [106.7 the Fan]
Does Rafael Nadal have a technological racquet advantage that will be used by all next year? [Independent]
Oregon State’s new basketball coach: Wayne Tinkle, who previously coached at Montana. [Oregonian]
The best teenage American tennis player is 6-foot-1, and his parents were immigrants from Sierra Leone in West Africa. [The Washington Post]
Ohio State’s secret recruiting weapon: Mark Pantoni. [Cleveland.com]
If you like writing, here’s a great Q&A with Pulitzer Prize winner Eli Saslow. [APSE]
One of the best JUCO players in the country is going to St. John’s, and his backstory is crazy. [NY Post]
Not a massive surprise, but goodness, there are Lakers fans everywhere in this country. There isn’t even a close second. [Interactive NYT Map]
Mark Cuban was so angry at NBA referees following the 2006 NBA Finals that he consulted with a retired FBI agent, who looked deep into the officiating. [Oregonian]
Nice profile of Mark Turgeon the Maryland coach who really, really needs to win next year. And he’s got a good team, so he should. [Wash Post]
“Sterling was perceived to be racist for years. But perception isn’t enough. You can’t penalize a person based on what you believe exists inside his mind. It must spill into the world. And this audiotape did exactly that.” [The Ethicist]
Couple months old, but tough guy talks trash, catches a nasty beating. He did survive, though. [via Mr. Conservative]
Intersellar looks fantastic.
Kendall Jenner, who is still in high school, struggling with the teleprompter. [via BroBible]
Moose stuck in the pool.
This is what an underwater encounter with a great white shark looks like. Enjoy a swim on Memorial Day weekend!