The daily gossip: Rachel Lindsay slams the 'Bachelor Klan,' Usain Bolt named his kid Thunder Bolt, and more
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Rachel Lindsay comes for The Bachelor's 'toxic audience'
Just when things were beginning to look slightly better for The Bachelor, Rachel Lindsay, the franchise's first Black lead, spoke out Monday about the series' "toxic audience." In an essay published in Vulture, Lindsay wrote that the show's "fandom had always had a complicated relationship with me." But it "really started to turn against me" after her interview with the show's longtime host Chris Harrison, in which he controversially defended a contestant who attended an antebellum-themed formal. "The franchise has spent 19 years cultivating a toxic audience," Lindsay went on. "They have constantly given it a product it wants: a midwestern/southern white, blonde, light-eyed Christian." She divided Bachelor fans into two groups: the "Bachelor Nation" and the "Bachelor Klan," the latter of which is "hateful, racist, misogynistic, xenophobic, and homophobic." Read her full, damning essay at Vulture.
Usain Bolt's twins have the perfect names
Usain Bolt isn't only in a league of his own when it comes to sprinting, but when it comes to naming his kids, too. The world's fastest man and his partner, Kasi Bennett, announced on Father's Day that they've welcomed twins, who they've named Thunder Bolt and Saint Leo Bolt. (St. Leo, notably, is Usain Bolt's middle name). "You are the rock of this family and the greatest daddy to our little ones," Bennett captioned the photo. The babies join their 1-year-old sister, Olympia Lightning Bolt, as being obviously destined to form a family superhero team when they get a little bit older.
The Fleetwood Mac skateboarder launched an alcoholic cranberry drink
When Nathan Apodaca, a.k.a. Doggface, skateboarded down a highway to Fleetwood Mac's "Dreams" while drinking Ocean Spray Cran-Raspberry juice in a viral TikTok, the internet claimed they wanted his vibes. Now, you can purchase them in the form of an extremely alcoholic beverage. Apodaca teamed up with BeatBox to launch "Cranberry Dreams Cosmo," a $3.99 drink with 11.1 percent alcohol that can be found in 2,000 stores, including Circle K and Kroger. After lifting the world's spirits and simultaneously introducing a new generation to Fleetwood Mac, there are high hopes for his new venture. But be warned that drinking alcohol and skateboarding on a highway might not be the best combo.
A runner just made the Olympic team while wearing Doritos earrings
Some athletes have lucky underwear or a superstitious pre-competition ritual, but sprinter Christina Clemons is fueled by the power of Doritos. The 31-year-old finished third in the 100-meter hurdles at the U.S. Olympic track and field trials on Sunday, sealing herself a ticket to Tokyo — all while wearing mini Cool Ranch Doritos bags on her ears. "I've been going after this team since 2012," a tearful Clemons explained in her post-race interview. "I've been looked over, I've been counted on, but when God is with you, it doesn't matter." Turns out all it takes is a little faith — and a satisfying flavored tortilla chip snack — to make your Olympic dreams come true.
Lil Nas X knew the 'Montero (Call Me By Your Name)' video would end up on Fox News
Lil Nas X slid down a stripper pole to hell, gave Satan a lap dance, and collaborated with MSCHF on "Satan shoes", and Fox News hosts lost their minds. He anticipated that backlash, but didn't expect it from politicians. South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem (R) tweeted the shoes were an example of how "We are in a fight for the soul of our nation." In an interview with Desus & Mero, Lil Nas X reflected on the incident: "Like, you're a governor. You don't have anything better to do?" What Fox News and Noem failed to discuss was how much skill it takes to slide on a pole the way Lil Nas X did. It took two weeks to prepare for that scene, and with bloodied legs, he said he persevered through the pain to deliver a work of art.