Rose McGowan wrote an open letter defending her friend and fellow actress Asia Argento, who’s been criticized on social media since the suicide of her partner, Anthony Bourdain. Argento was photographed hugging another man days before Bourdain’s death, but McGowan said the couple enjoyed an open relationship. “Do NOT do the sexist thing and burn a woman on the pyre of misplaced blame,” she said. Bourdain met Argento in 2016 while filming the Rome episode of his hit food show, Parts Unknown, and they developed a long-distance romance. They both struggled with depression, but whereas Argento got help, McGowan said, Bourdain did not follow his doctor’s advice. “He put down his armor, and that was very much his choice.” In a statement, Argento said of Bourdain, “He was my love, my rock, my protector. I am beyond devastated.”
Dennis Rodman traveled to Singapore this week for the summit between President Trump and Kim Jong Un, and took some credit for making the meeting possible. The NBA Hall of Famer is close with both leaders: He appeared on two seasons of Celebrity Apprentice and made several trips to North Korea in 2013 to visit with Kim, an avid fan of Rodman’s Chicago Bulls during the Michael Jordan era. In a tearful interview on CNN, Rodman, wearing a “Make America Great Again Hat,” said he’d received death threats for befriending Kim and making efforts to build bridges between the two countries. “Today is a great day for everybody,” Rodman said, “and I’m so happy.”
Fans screamed and ducked for cover during a performance by Eminem at Bonnaroo, after hearing what they thought to be a gunshot. It turned out to be a sound effect used at the end of the rapper’s song “Kill You.” Many concertgoers said the loud sound made them think of the massacre at a music festival in Las Vegas last year that killed 58. “I’ve never felt more traumatized and ready to panic,” one fan said. “Completely inappropriate.” A spokesperson for Eminem, who was headlining the annual Tennessee festival, said the noise was actually “a pyrotechnic concussion which creates a loud boom.” It’s been used at previous Eminem concerts.