JARED KUSHNER. Trump son-in-law met Russian bank executives: “A Russian bank under Western economic sanctions over Russia’s incursion into Ukraine disclosed on Monday that its executives had met Jared Kushner, President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and a top White House adviser, in December.”
NYC. Baltimore man who stabbed black man to death in midtown Manhattan gets terrorism charge: “James Harris Jackson, 28, faces life without parole if convicted of the charges filed by the Manhattan District Attorney’s office Monday. Jackson allegedly stabbed bottle-collector Timothy Caughman, 66, Monday at 36th St. and Ninth Ave. at 11:30 p.m. He’d taken a bus to New York from Baltimore on March 17 specifically to kill black people in a place where he thought the act would get greater media attention, officials said.”
“ENERGY INDEPENDENCE” Trump to sign devastating EO on climate change: “This is just a sweeping devastating of climate protections that were already insufficiently robust. And this is the kind of policy that has effects that can’t just be unwound with the stroke of a pen sometime down the road.”
QUEERS. Sherlock co-creator Mark Gatiss launches series of original shorts for BBC Four: “Grouped together under the title Queers, the eight 15-minute monologues begin with The Man on the Platform, set in 1917 and written by Gatiss himself. The monologues will be staged at the Old Vic theatre in London in July before their television airings.”
JAMES BLUNT. The singer revealed what his hit “Beautiful” is really about: “‘You’re Beautiful’ is not this soft romantic f**king song. It’s about a guy who’s high as a f**king kite on drugs in the subway stalking someone else’s girlfriend when that guy is there in front of him, and he should be locked up or put in prison for being some kind of perv.”
MONTANA. House panel kills anti-trans bathroom bill: “But the Montana Family Foundation, a socially conservative group based in Laurel, said after the vote it will try to place the issue on the 2018 ballot anyway, through a voter initiative.”
GRACE AND FRANKIE. Lily Tomlin and Jane Fonda have a new business model for Donald Trump.
RECORDS. RuPaul’s Drag Race brought in nearly 1 million viewers, a record for the franchise after its move to VH1. “The telecast tripled its 8 PM time slot and more than doubled its viewership from last season’s debut on Logo. The Emmy-winning series moved to VH1 as part of the recent restructuring under the networks’ owner Viacom. The Season 9 premiere also performed well on social, scoring its highest Twitter volume ever, according to VH1.”
MALE MODEL TUESDAY. Colin Ryan. More here.
BEATING HEART. Spinach leaf transforms into sheet of beating human heart cells. “WPI research team shows spinach leaves stripped of plant cells can become a vascular network to deliver blood, oxygen and nutrients to grow human tissues like cardiac muscle to treat heart attack patients. This green solution may solve the major problem now limiting the regeneration of large section of human tissues, bone, even whole organs to treat disease or traumatic injuries.”
PAUL WALKER. Two surfer dudes lobby for a Paul Walker statue at San Clemente pier.
TRAILER OF THE DAY. Daniel Radcliffe “The Jungle”.
TOO HOT TUESDAY. Milly Bean (and friends).
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