What Was It About Valley of the Dolls? It Was Jacqueline Susann

On this day 50 years ago, Jacqueline Susann’s Valley of the Dolls was released. It would take a month before the book would make it to the New York Times Bestseller list, but once it got there it would remain there for a record-breaking 65 weeks, breaking to number 1 in May. A year later, a movie based on the book was…

This Week In Tabloids: Duchess Kate Probably Having Twins, and Ellen DeGeneres Probably Dying?

Welcome to Midweek Madness, where we find ourselves reading 30-year-old love letters written by Tom Cruise to his ex-girlfriend twice in a row for some reason. This week, Ellen DeGeneres and Scott Disick could very easily be dying, Ben Higgins could very easily be the most boring person on the planet, and Duchess Kate…

Bernie Sanders Loves His Namesake Ice Cream! Mmmm!

Today on The View—oh, I’m sorry, the POLITICAL View, as the show becomes rebranded whenever it addresses POLITICS—the hosts invited Bernie Sanders to try “Bernie’s Yearning,” the limited edition ice cream made by Vermont ice cream atelier Ben & Jerry’s. And, god, he loved it! Did he ever love it. Mmmm!


Ex-Priest Arrested in Unsolved 1960 Murder of Texas Teacher and Beauty Queen Irene Garza 

John Feit, an ex-priest, has been arrested and indicted on charges of murdering Irene Garza, a schoolteacher and beauty queen in McAllen, Texas, in 1960. Feit has been under suspicion for decades: as a priest, he heard Garza’s last confession, and something belonging to him was found near her body in the canal where…