-- quicklist:1 title: Fans Petition for a ‘Weird Al’ Super Bowl Halftime Show text: Fans of "Weird Al" Yankovic are stepping up their game and petitioning to have him perform at the Super Bowl XLIX Halftime Show. The change.org petition has received over 95,000 signatures.
“For decades 'Weird Al' has entertained fans, young and old, with his popular clever parodies and unique sense of humor,” the petition reads. "Having him headline the Super Bowl XLIX Halftime Show would not only be overly accepted by the millions of views, but it would remain true to the standards and quality of the show business we have come to love and respect out of this prestigious event.”
title: J.K. Rowling Sends a Letter to Survivor of Texas Shooting text: J.K. Rowling reportedly sent a letter written by Dumbledore to Cassidy Stay, a girl who lost her parents and four siblings to a gunman in Texas last month.
Stay, 15, had quoted the Hogwarts headmaster when speaking at the family’s memorial, saying, "In ‘The Prisoner of Azkaban,’ Dumbledore says: 'Happiness can be found even in the darkest of times if one only remembers to turn on the light.’”
title: Kevin Love Traded to Cavaliers text: An agreement has been made to trade Kevin Love from the Minnesota Timberwolves to the Cleveland Cavaliers, ESPN reports. Draft picks cannot be officially traded until 30 days after signing a new contract, so the trade will not be finalized until August 23rd. Cleveland reportedly committed to a “firm agreement” that would leave Love with a five year, $120M contract if he re-signed with the Cavaliers next summer, an arrangement ESPN reports would be a violation of NBA cap circumvention rules.
quicklist:4 title: Universal, Imagine Lock Rights to ‘The Vampire Chronicles’ by Anne Rice text: Universal Pictures, Imagine Entertainment, and Brian Grazer have acquired the rights to the full series of Anne Rice’s “The Vampire Chronicles,” Deadline reports.
The series centers around Lestat de Lioncourt, an 18th century French nobleman-turned-vampire, so it’s safe to say more vampire flicks are on the horizon. Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci are set to produce.
quicklist:5 title: Tallulah Willis Reveals Insecurities text: Tallulah Willis recently discussed her body dysmorphia with StyleLikeU. Willis, 20, voiced her frustration over tabloid negativity, saying “[I would be] reading those stupid f------- tabloids when I was like, 13, feeling like I was just ugly, always. I believed strangers more than the people that loved me, because why would the people that loved me be honest?"
Willis says she has since learned how to be more comfortable in her skin, and wants woman who are struggling with self-acceptance to know they are not alone.