What Happened: A dentist/big game hunter paid lots of money to hunt and kill Cecil, a famous protected African lion.The Details: A week ago, nobody had ever heard of Walter Palmer. Now he's loathed around the world as the big game hunter who paid at least $50,000 to kill Cecil, Zimbabwe's most famous lion. It's not often that a Minnesota dentist becomes internationally hated overnight, but hey, illegally murdering a protected animal is a shortcut to notoriety, right?
Joyce E. Mitchell
What Happened: A prison employee fell for an inmate and helped two convicted felons escape from maximum security lockup.The Details: On Tuesday, Joyce Mitchell pleaded guilty to her instrumental role breaking Richard W. Matt and David Sweat out of a New York prison last month. Working in the prison's tailor shop, Mitchell developed a romance with dreamy convicted murderer Matt, who she explained made her "feel special.” She smuggled him drill bits, hacksaw blades, and even sexy times. If everything had gone according to plan, she would've driven the getaway car and the felons would've killed her husband. A romantic at heart, Mitchell said then, "we were all going to be together.”
The Details: In the latest round of Donald Trump saying offensive stuff, he's under fire this week for newly leaked 2011 comments calling a lactating woman "disgusting." Inflammatory statements have become fuel for his presidential campaign, so don't expect him to stop making headlines for nonsense declarations about undocumented immigrants.
Good Day Sacramento News Anchors
What Happened: Local news personalities conducted a live TV interview with Cara Delevingne like they were talking to a kindergartner.The Details: Supermodel/actress Cara Delevingne has taken a lot of guff for a crazy awkward interview with local morning show Good Day Sacramento, but the whole thing is clearly on the anchors. It starts out bad when the first anchor calls her "Carla." From there, these three anchors pile on the condescension and then get huffy when Delevingne responds to their eight-grade-level questions with a bit of dry British humor.