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John Stamos’ beach bod, Jim Newman’s cold front, & David Beckham’s dip

John Stamos’ beach bod, Jim Newman’s cold front, & David

This week Randy Rainbow obliterated Rudy Giuliani, Patti LaBelle dragged her gay Trump-supporting nephew, Marvel made Chris Pratt’s Guardians character bi, and all of Broadway turned out for Georgia’s runoff election. Here’s what happened on Instagram:

Stephen Amell topped the tree.

Jim Newman embraced the cold front.

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Alex Radcliffe showed off on Zoom.

John Stamos flashed back to the beach.

Jae Fusz prepped for Christmas.

Keegan Allen walked into the river.

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Andrew Morrill lingered in the locker room.

Alex Landi lost 10 pounds.

Matteo Lane stayed on the couch.

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Max Emerson asked for training advice.

David Beckham dipped.

Michael Yerger took a break.

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Brian Jordan Alvarez used mouthwash.

Johnny Sibilly posted a progress pic.

Glen North showed solidarity.

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Max Whitlock got back to training.

Eliad Cohen was a unicorn.

Dylan Geick quenched his thirst.

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Taylor Bennett dropped a new video.

Yasser Marta watched the sun set.

Luke Evans ate at the beach.

And Ryan Cleary hit the gym.

Darren Grimes investigated by police over David Starkey interview

Right-wing pundit Darren Grimes

Police are investigating conservative commentator Darren Grimes on suspicion of stirring up racial hatred over a horrific “racist” interview with historian David Starkey.

Starkey was widely condemned in June when, in an interview with Grimes, he claimed that slavery was not a genocide because “so many damn Blacks” survived. He subsequently resigned or was fired from a number of senior fellowship and positions.

Now, Grimes is being investigated by police for the public order offence of stirring up racial hatred after he published Starkey’s comments in a podcast interview, according to The Telegraph.

The commentator, who has faced backlash from LGBT+ people on numerous occasions for invalidating trans and non-binary people’s identities, lashed out at the investigation in a video posted to Twitter.

In the video, he said he Metropolitan Police told him in a letter that he must present for an interview and that he would be arrested if he failed to attend.

Darren Grimes admitted that he should have been ‘more robust’ in questioning David Starkey’s ‘racist’ remarks.

“I’ve been accused of stirring up racial hatred for an interview I did with Dr Starkey back in June. Now to me, this is just such an outrageous abuse of taxpayer cash, and the trust that we have in the police as citizens, so much so that at first I couldn’t really believe it was real.”

He went on to criticise the way Starkey has been “airbrushed from history” and admitted that he should have been “more robust” in questioning the historian when he made his remarks about slavery on the podcast.

Grimes defended himself from criticism by claiming that journalists should be allowed to interview those who make controversial remarks and said the police’s decision to investigate him will have a “chilling effect” on free speech.

In a statement provided to The Telegraph, Scotland Yard said: “On July 4, the Metropolitan Police Service was passed an allegation from Durham Police of a public order offence relating to a social media video posted online on June 30. The matter is currently being investigated. No arrests.”

Starkey faced significant backlash when he made his remarks on Grimes’ podcast in June.

Writing on Twitter at the time, former chancellor Sajid Javid branded Starkey’s comments as “racist” and said they were a “reminder of the appalling views that still exist”.

Meanwhile, Fitzwilliam College, a branch of Cambridge University at which Starkey held an honorary fellowship, said his comments were “indefensible”.

“We support and promote freedom of speech in our academic community, but we have zero tolerance of racism,” the college said in a statement released at the time.

Grimes was widely criticised in July after he released his interview with Starkey. Political commentator Adam Schwarz said at the time that Starkey was a “well known racist” and questioned why Grimes had chosen to give him a platform.

Others criticised Grimes for “nodding” along while Starkey made his comments.

Madonna refused to work with David Guetta for the most Madonna reason imaginable / Queerty

Madonna refused to work with David Guetta for the most

David Guetta has enjoyed massive success collaborating with artists like Kelly Rowland, Sia, Rihanna and Nicki Minaj. But there’s one singer you will not find sharing a song credit with the internationally known French DJ. And not for lack of trying.

Madonna came close to working with Guetta, but backed out for a reason that just feels so authentic for her.

Guetta explained the bizarre incident during a recent interview on McFly et Carlito’s YouTube channel.

He explained that Madonna expressed interest in collaborating after he scored a Grammy for his 2011 remix of her song “Revolver.” Her people called his people, and they arranged a meeting.

“She tells me that she loves this remix and she suggests that I produce her next album. I arrive for lunch,” he recalled. “We talk about everything – the music, what she wants to do with the album. Super nice. It’s just her and me. Very relaxed, very cool. We have lunch. It’s happening. Very good and you wonder when we start working together.”

But things turned a sharp corner when Guetta mentioned he is a Scorpio.

“Suddenly, she makes a face and she says to me, ‘I’m sorry, we’re not going to be able to work together. It was a pleasure to know you. Goodbye!’” he said.

And just like that, the creative endeavor was over before it even started.

Madonna, for the record, is a Leo.

She apparently did not have the same reservations when she worked with Bjork, a Scorpio, on the 1995 hit “Bedtime Story.”

David Sedaris has a perfect (and disgusting) analogy for undecided voters / Queerty

David Sedaris has a perfect (and disgusting) analogy for undecided

“To put [undecided voters] in perspective, I think of being on an airplane.

The flight attendant comes down the aisle with her food cart and, eventually, parks it beside my seat. ‘Can I interest you in the chicken?’ she asks. ‘Or would you prefer the platter of sh*t with bits of broken glass in it?’

To be undecided in this election is to pause for a moment and then ask how the chicken is cooked.”— Humorist David Sedaris in a 2008 New Yorker column. The comparison has only gotten more relevant.