Watch the new short film “In a Heartbeat.”


“In a Heartbeat”

@Smemmerson, tweeting about the short film “In a Heartbeat” that was released on Youtube on Monday. It’s the story of a young gay boy who is “outed by his own heart after it pops out of his chest” to chase his crush from school. “In a Heartbeat” was funded by a Kickstarter project that raised $14,191, more than four times what the film’s creators sought.

“Siesta Key” tries to be the next “Laguna Beach.”


“Siesta Key” MTV

“Reclaiming the specific magic that made ‘Laguna Beach’ such a compelling bore is impossible.”

Megan Reynolds, writing for Jezebel after the premiere of “Siesta Key,” MTV’s summer reality show about a group of young adults on the Gulf Coast island. The show is produced by Mark Ford, who also produced the early-2000s hit “Laguna Beach.” Reynolds argues that this time around, the cast is too schooled in reality TV.

Guy gets rejected for overenthusiastic PowerPoint.

@velzzb, aka Ben, sharing how he turned off a potential date. Ben sent his date, Tom, a list of possibilities for their first date in London, including a museum, a maze and mini-golf — and then Tom blocked him.

White House falls for email prankster.

@SINON_REBORN, an email prankster who tricked White House officials by impersonating other White House officials. For example, he emailed Anthony Scaramucci pretending to be Reince Priebus a day after Priebus resigned as chief of staff. Scaramucci believed the email was real, and the two had a back-and-forth exchange.

J.K. Rowling apologizes to family after getting duped by Trump video.


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“I very clearly projected my own sensitivities around the issue of disabled people being overlooked or ignored onto the images I saw.”

J.K. Rowling, apologizing on Twitter to a 3-year-old boy’s family after she called out President Trump for not shaking the hand of the boy, who uses a wheelchair. The video footage Rowling saw was edited, and Trump in fact did interact with the boy.