The Bustle Huddle: What Bustle's Editors Are Talking About On July 20
What a crazy news day it's been, you guys. From the O.J. Simpson parole decision to the tragic death of Linkin Park's Chester Bennington, today was filled with non-stop information. For more on those stories and so much else, read on for a recap of everything that had Bustle's editors talking today, Thursday, July 20:
O.J. Simpson + Parole
It's official: O.J. Simpson is likely getting out of jail this year. At a hearing on Thursday afternoon, the former football superstar was granted parole after serving nine years of his sentence for several convictions stemming from a 2007 armed robbery. Missed the news? Here's a recap of the craziest things Simpson said during the parole hearing, including his claim that he's "basically spent a conflict-free life." OK, then.
#TBT: Feeling that '90s throwback vibe today? Get ready to have some more déjà vu, as everyone's fave snack as a kid, Totino's pizza rolls, are back.
Chester Bennington + A Huge Legacy
In tragic news, it's reported that Linkin Park singer Chester Bennington has died. The 41-year-old musician reportedly hung himself, and his death is absolutely heartbreaking for both his loved ones and his countless fans. Since 2000, Linkin Park has had a massive impact on the music industry, and as Bustle's Kadeen Griffiths writes here, the loss of Bennington will be felt by so many.
Music Rec: As you're mourning Bennington, listen to the Linkin Park song "Leave Out All the Rest" to remember his many talents.
John McCain + His Diagnosis
On Wednesday night, it was announced that Senator John McCain has been diagnosed with brain cancer. McCain recently underwent surgery to remove a blood clot above his eye, and a scan revealed a tumor in his brain. Many politicians have reached out with their support, with Obama telling McCain to "give it hell" and Trump advising the senator to "get well soon." McCain is currently discussing treatment options with his doctors and family.
Hero Alert: The First Lady of Japan may have pretended not to speak English, in order to avoid speaking with Trump. I mean...
The Pirelli Calendar + A New Look
For the first time in more than 20 years, the esteemed Pirelli calendar features an all-black cast of models. Celebs like Lupita Nyong'o, Whoopi Goldberg, and Diddy all appear as characters from Alice in Wonderland, and the final product is truly something special.
Shopping Break: From green tea to hyaluronic acid, these are the nine best serums for oily skin.
Harry Potter + New Books
Prepare to freak out, Potterheads: two new Harry Potter books are coming our way this fall: Harry Potter - A Journey through A History of Magic and Harry Potter - A History of Magic. They may not be actual additions to the series, nor are they written by J.K. Rowling, but they do count as official Potter books, so hey, what's not to love?
Facepalm: Twitter isn't exactly thrilled about the Game of Thrones creators' new show, and here's why.
Today's WTF Moment: People are making "beer for women." Yeah, no.
What to Watch: Head to the theater for an early screening of Dunkirk, if you're into war movies, or Girls Trip, if you want a BFF-themed comedy. Enjoy!