8 Things To Know This AM — Jun 30 2014

Just as the dust from New York's Terry Richardson profile was beginning to settle, Sky Ferreira voiced her support for the photographer. Unfortunately for her, the attempt won't do much to dissuade the many publications that have turned against Richardson. (NME)
Depending on how you feel about OITNB's Pornstache, this is either good news or bad news: Pablo Schreiber, Litchfield's resident sadist, will not be returning next season. (Vulture)
Oh, but Aretha Franklin has teamed up with Outkast's André 3000 for what's slated to be the diva of all the diva albums. Slay, mama. This is the dream team. (Entertainment Weekly)
Our obsession with soccer is, according to Ann Coulter, "a sign of the nation’s moral decay." (Uproxx)
The Kickstarter campaign to revive Reading Rainbow has found its saving grace. Seth MacFarlane announced he will donate up to $1 million dollars to help it reach above and beyond the $5 million it needs to take off. (The Verge)
A $76-million-funding package was approved for a suicide barrier net on the Golden Gate Bridge to help prevent individuals from jumping to their death. (SFGate)
New reports on missing flight MH370 claim that the pilots were likely unconscious at the time of its disappearance, and the plane was flying on autopilot. (BuzzFeed)
Finally, President Obama shed his politician hat for some real talk over the weekend. Instead of reading the script, he spoke his mind and frankly addressed the possibility of the House GOP’s plans to sue him for using executive power. (Politico)
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