Scandal, rumor-mongering and tongue-wagging
In a Vanity Fair exclusive, Monica Lewinsky writes about her affair with President Clinton. It's not available in-full on the Internet, but there are tantalizing tidbits you can still read. "It's time to burn the beret and bury the blue dress," she writes, later stating, "I, myself, deeply regret what happened between me and President Clinton. Let me say it again: I. Myself. Deeply. Regret. What. Happened." Huffington Post's Michael Calderone pointed out, "Lewinsky says Drudge Report made her 'possibly the first person whose global humiliation was driven by the Internet.'" Journalist Michael O'Brien wondered, "Capitalizing on the Clinton rush?" But The Atlantic's Jen Doll admitted (we presume non-sarcastically), "Yes, I do want to read what Monica Lewinsky has to say in Vanity Fair 10 years later. I do."
Meanwhile, a Rutgers official asked paralyzed athlete Eric LeGrand (an alum) on Saturday night to deliver the keynote speech at the university's commencement -- and then less than 48 hours later, that invitation was rescinded because the school "decided to go in another direction for political reasons." Chris Hatfield at The Crunch Zone concluded, "Rutgers has decided to do literally everything wrong. Incredible." At the New Jersey Star-Ledger, Steve Politi leapt to LeGrand's defense by declaring, "Rutgers must apologize to Eric LeGrand and let him give his commencement speech."
Also, Toronto mayor Rob Ford has turned back from United States. In case you don't have time to read, Washington Post's Katie Zezima got you covered: "Rob Ford flew to Chicago, landed, 'withdrew his application to enter the USA' and now no one knows where he is."
By the way the Met Gala took place last night, in all of its billowy ballgown'd glory, and this was this instagram pic of the night.