|Someone call up M. Night Shyamalan. This story is gonna be huge.|
Jill Abramson, executive editor of the New York Times, is a huge dog lover. How huge? She blogged about her adorable golden retriever puppy Scout on nytimes.com and she's coming out with a book this month, The Puppy Diaries: Raising a Dog Named Scout, also known as Jill Abramson's God Damn Puppy Book. It's the best vanity project of 2011(it was even printed by Times Books!) and we've gotten our hands on an advance copy. John Koblin made some observations last week, but we'll go ahead and publish a paragraph or two ourselves. A caveat: this is an advance reader's copy; the final version may be different.
Rosie Gray Our copy of the Puppy Diaries.
Um, too soon? BP took the opportunity today -- as crews plan to seal the damaged well via an 18,000 foot relief well -- to tell us that they'll probably drill again right in the same place where millions of gallons of oil have leaked into the Gulf. Because, after, all, there's still a lot of money to be made!
The New York Times has a cute little piece on how the folks of Rhinebeck, New York -- widely believed to be the location of Chelsea Clinton's July 31 wedding -- have been rudely shushed by confidentiality agreements about anything having to do with the Clinton-Mezvinsky nupts.
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RadarOnline has us right where they want us. Because even though we're listening to the fifth Mel Gibson rant, we're almost feeling...is it possible...bored with this whole routine? We know he's going to pant, we know he's going to use his hoarse and scary outside voice and call names, we know he's going to employ the f-bomb extravagantly, and we know that we're going to feel dirty afterward. Still, we'd probably listen to at least five more of these things. And fortunately, today there's also a "shocking twist in story that's already been full of shocking revelations"!
OMG, details about Chelsea Clinton's wedding to boyfriend Marc Mezvinsky -- once "under intense scrutiny and impenetrable secrecy" -- continue to emerge! Now we know, thanks to the Hudson Valley News, that the grand 400-person invite-only event will be held at John Jacob Astor's former estate in Rhinebeck, New York, a 50-acre property with views of the Hudson. We also know it's scheduled for July 31, and suddenly all this information about the formerly hush-hush-hush affair is making us wonder if this is one of those Brad Pitt-I'm-Flying-JFK-to-France moves to throw us off the trail. Bill, if it's you leaking this stuff, Chelsea's gonna be peeved.
Word is that General McChrystal, formerly the top U.S. commander and strategist for Afghanistan, now of "Can't Keep His Mouth Shut Around Magazine Reporters" infamy, has been fired by President Obama after a 30-minute-long meeting today, per ABC News. General David Petraeus will replaced him. Obama is expected to make an announcement as to the decision later today.
• General Stanley A. McChrystal, top commander in Afganistan, has submitted his resignation over his critical remarks -- including saying Obama appeared "uncomfortable and intimidated" during their first meeting, and dismissing Vice President Biden as "Bite Me" -- in the latest issue of Rolling Stone. It's not clear whether President Obama will accept the resignation. They will meet this morning. [NYT]