It's the last day of July — how crazy is that? Summer is truly speeding by at a breakneck pace, and August will undoubtedly be here and gone before we know it. *Sigh*
But July isn't going out quietly. There's been plenty of news this month to keep us all busy, and today was no exception. Read on for a recap of everything that got Bustle's editors talking today, Monday July 31.
Anthony Scaramucci + Goodbye
After just about a week as Trump's communications director, Anthony Scaramucci has been removed from the position. Reportedly, the president's new chief of staff, John Kelly, requested that Scaramucci be let go, and so the controversial director is out of a job. Just another day in Trump world...
Meme Alert: No surprise here, there are already plenty of great memes and jokes about Scaramucci's exit. Enjoy!
Equal Pay Day + Black Women
Today, July 31, is Black Women's Equal Pay Day, which notes the number of months into the year it takes black women to work in order to earn the same amount of pay as white and non-Hispanic men. If you don't know much about the day, educate yourself, and (like Serena Williams did today) spread the word. It's up to us to make sure that equal pay becomes a reality for women, especially those of color for whom the wage gap is even bigger.
FYI: Today is J.K. Rowling's birthday, and if you want to show your appreciation for the author, donate to one of Rowling's favorite charities. Hermione would approve.
Game Of Thrones + What You Missed
Last night's episode of GoT was pretty huge, as — spoilers ahead! — Dany and Jon had the meeting fans had been waiting seven seasons to see. But that wasn't all that happened: Cersei got some revenge, Bran and Sansa had a mini-Stark reunion, and Lady Olenna went out with a bang. In other words, this season of Thrones is shaping up to be a doozy.
Game Break: This Lizzie McGuire trivia is seriously what dreams are made of.
Sam Shepard + A Legendary Career
On Monday, it was announced that Oscar-nominated actor and acclaimed playwright Sam Shepard had died at the age of 73. The legendary writer won a Pulitzer Prize for his play Buried Child and earned an Academy Award nod for his work in the film The Right Stuff, among other major achievements. He'll be greatly missed.
Baby News: Congrats are in order to Whitney Port, who had a baby named Sunny. Aww.
The Olympics + Los Angeles
Huge news, Californians: the 2028 Summer Olympics will be held in Los Angeles. The city was previously considered for the 2024 gig, but that year's events will be held in Paris, while the U.S. will take over the gig four years later. It'll be the third time L.A. has hosted the games, and you can bet that whatever the city has planned for 2024 will be huge.
OMG: The Princess Diaries 3 has a script — so the movie we've all been waiting for is finally on the road to happening.
Stephenie Meyer + A New Book
Face it: whether you liked it or not, you probably read Twilight (and all its sequels) back in the day, and then, of course, watched all the movies. Well, good news: author Stephenie Meyer has a new TV show coming, and it sounds way creeper than Twilight. Get ready to be obsessed.
Pro Tip: These 20 podcasts about writing will help you on your journey to becoming a bestselling author.
Today's WTF Moment: Here's what it's like to do your makeup only using glitter. It is... intense.
What to Watch: Happy Bachelorette night! Tonight's ep is a big one, as it's "The Men Tell All," so tune in to ABC at 8 to catch all the drama.