++ Jennifer Hudson is furious over a headline on the black entertainment site Bossip that read “Publishers Would Rather Try To Make Money from the Hudson Family Murders than J.Hud’s Slimmy Trimmy-Dom.” Hudson posted some angry tweets yesterday, including, “everyday I wake up I’m constantly reminded how cruel n heartless the world is.” A Bossip rep has claimed that Hudson misunderstood the headline, saying that Hudson has been “shopping a book about her weight loss for four years, and while publishers are interested, they’re not convinced it’s worth the $1 million she’s reportedly asking for without her talking about her family.”
++ Esquire re-posted its list of the “75 Books Every Man Should Read” late last week, only one of which (A Good Man Is Hard to Find by Flannery O’Connor) was written by a woman. The editors at Joyland responded with their own list of “250 Books By Women All Men Should Read.”
++ “Rickroll,” “iDollators,” “rando”: Keeping up with slang could be a full-time job.
++ As libraries close, the homeless books find shelter in unexpected places.