Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee made a distasteful transgender joke at a recent convention in Nashville, Tennessee, saying, "I wish someone had told me when I was in high school that I could've felt like a woman when it came time to take showers in PE." (Buzzfeed)
For the first time in 25 years, shootings in New York City have been rising for two straight years — 98 of the 135 killings through May involved a gun. (The New York Times)
Fox's Empire might have a new rival. VH1 has compiled a stellar cast for its upcoming hip-hop drama, The Breaks, including Wood Harris (The Wire), Mack "Tristan" Wilds (90210) and David Call (Gossip Girl). Look out, Lucious. (The Hollywood Reporter)
Slow down those swipes — dating apps may not be worth it. On Tuesday, The Rhode Island Department of Health reported that the increase in sexually transmitted diseases in 2014 are partially due to "high-risk behaviors," including "using social media to arrange casual, and often anonymous sexual encounters." (RI Government)
Last year, Americans liposuctioned 2.7 million pounds of fat, which is equal to 180 elephants. (Botched).