Jessica Simpson reportedly earned $800,000 for the first photos of her baby, Maxwell Drew Johnson. The cherub was born at nearly 10 pounds on May 1 following one of the longest, most stressful celebrity bump watches of our time. And how cute is the wee one? I want to pinch her puffy little baby cheeks just about as much as I want to ask her in 16 years how she feels about appearing sleepy (possibly fussy, judging by that right arm) adorned with a headband, mouth open, eyes wide shut on the cover of a tabloid that was discussed for practically 10 minutes on the Today show this morning.
- Rick Perry, who famously wanted to abolish the Energy Department, said at his confirmation hearing to lead the Energy Department he now rejects "recommending its elimination."
- Vladimir Putin has used KGB tactics to seize on a rift between the US and Turkey, an effort to expand Russia's influence and divide NATO.
- Donald Trump's pick for treasury secretary, Steve Mnuchin, defended at his confirmation hearing using offshore tax shelters, saying it was an inevitable result of current tax codes.
- Been wondering why your friends now look like weird glamorous cartoons? That's thanks to Chinese selfie app Meitu. Say cheese 📸