Happy weekend! I hope you have the most perfect weather available for your part of the world. (It’s HOT in Los Angeles.)

At the Atlantic: The One Witness at the January 6 Hearing Who Matters Most: It’s you. The hearings last night were very chilling and sobering. If you missed it: 6 takeaways from the Jan. 6 committee’s first prime-time hearing.

We had a VERY fun chat this week about the topics upon which we could most easily extemporaneously lecture.

Britney got married! Mazel tov to her! [Lainey]

IMPORTANT: The ‘November Rain’ music video defined a generation. Inside its ‘bonkers’ production. [LA Times]

Very interesting, at Vanity Fair: Raiders Of The Looted Assets: Inside The High-stakes Race To Recover Qaddafi’s Ill-Gotten Billions

Ooooh, I learned at Lainey that Rita Ora and Taika Waititi are (possibly) running off and getting married. (The tidbit here about Casey Affleck is also interesting.)

Am I wrong to want some of these WILD shoes? [Tom and Lorenzo]

Vital journalism, at The Ringer: Is the Shirtless Football Scene in ‘Top Gun: Maverick’ Better Than the Shirtless Volleyball Scene in ‘Top Gun’? An Investigation.

This is WHOLESOME: Neighborhood Cat and Museum Security Guard Have an Adorable Years-Long Rivalry [My Modern Met]

A good question: What the Hell Happened to the MTV Movie Awards? [The Daily Beast]

SOMEONE woke up and chose…if not violence, then mild aggressive: Robert De Niro on Taylor Swift: ‘I have all of her albums… I’m not not a fan’. (He’s mostly joking.) [Celebitchy]

Relevant to MY interests: What’s the Next Big Thing in American Snack Culture? [Eater]

A fascinating piece at The New Yorker about….shipping containers? YES.

Variety is reporting that Madonna has cast Julia Garner to play herself (Madonna, I mean) in her biopic. This is the OBVIOUS casting, I’ve been saying this for ages. Thanks for finally listening to me, Madonna!!!!

This was super interesting. Good for Neve: Neve Campbell knows her worth [Lainey]

Interesting, at Pajiba: I Think I’m Done with True Crime For Now