Here’s what we’re reading today.
1. Bill O’Reilly has been forced out at Fox News
“Mr. O’Reilly’s departure comes two and a half weeks after an investigation by The New York Times revealed how Fox News and 21st Century Fox had repeatedly stood by Mr. O’Reilly even as sexual harassment allegations piled up against him. The Times found that the company and Mr. O’Reilly reached settlements with five women who had complained about sexual harassment or other inappropriate behavior by him. The agreements totaled about $13 million.”
2. Aaron Hernandez found dead in prison cell
“Former NFL star Aaron Hernandez, who was serving a life sentence for a murder conviction and just days ago was acquitted of double murder, died after hanging himself in his prison cell early Wednesday, Massachusetts prisons officials said.
“Guards found Hernandez unresponsive in his cell at the Souza-Baranowski Correctional Center in Shirley just after 3 a.m., Department of Correction spokesman Christopher Fallon said in a statement.”
3. Ontario to start collecting citizenship data on real estate buyers
“The new reporting requirements will take effect Monday, and will apply to anyone who buys land that contains up to six single-family residences, or when they purchase agricultural land, according to new Ontario Finance Ministry guidelines.
“Buyers will have to provide information about their residency, citizenship and permanent residency status. If property is bought by a corporation, it will have to provide information about who owns or controls the corporation. The rules also require people acting as trustees or nominees for other buyers to disclose information about the beneficial owners.”
4. Serena Williams appears to confirm she’s pregnant
“If Williams is indeed 20 weeks pregnant, that means she was about 10 weeks pregnant when she beat her sister Venus Williams at the Australian Open in straight sets earlier this year. She has not played since, citing a left knee injury as the reason she withdrew from the BNP Paribas Open and the Miami Open in March.”
5. Remember when popularity was cool? Now it’s just work
“Social climbing is simultaneously more humiliating and more boring than ever before. Humiliating, because it’s not enough to crash the party, you also have to charge up your LuMee and strike poses that will look cute online but make you look like a total jackass in person. (In my day, if you wanted your picture taken at a party, you had to interact with the party to lure a photographer. Gate-crashers mingled!) And boring, because the juiciest acts of social climbing have sort of been eliminated. Forget sleeping your way to the top, nobody even flirts their way to the top anymore. They just slide into DMs, an act that is admirably democratic, impressively efficient, and utterly dull.”
– The Cut