- 1. The rescue of the 12 Thai boys who were trapped in flooded a cave
- 2. Elon Musk Calls Hero British Diver Vernon Unsworth a ‘Pedo Guy’
- 3. Kylie Jenner Made Forbes Cover as Billionaire Cosmetics Queen
- 4. People donating money to Kylie Jenner to help her become the world’s youngest billionaire
- 5. Ariana Grande, Lady Gaga & More Send Love to Demi Lovato
- 6. Did Queen Elizabeth II Shade President Trump With Her Outfit?
- 7. Kylie Jenner Revealed 5-Month-Old Stormi’s Pierced Ears
- 8. Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin Got Engaged in the Bahamas
- 9. Kylie Jenner Removed Her Lip Filler
- 10. The Queen Checked Her Watch While Waiting for Donald Trump and Twitter Freaked Out
- 12. Barack Obama And Joe Biden Reunited For Lunch In D.C.
The month of July was packed with a lot of interesting stories that rocked the world. From the rescue of the Thai soccer team and their coach trapped in a flooded cave, Elon Musk sending Twitter aflame with his angry ‘Pedo Guy’ attack on a British rescue diver working to save the 12 kids, to Demi Lovato being hospitalized after a drug overdose, and many other things that sent the social media into a frenzy.
Here are the top stories (in no particular order) you might have missed.
1. The rescue of the 12 Thai boys who were trapped in flooded a cave
The rescue mission to save 12 Thai boys and their soccer coach who’ve been trapped in a cave in northern Thailand is complete with all 12 boys and their coach rescued and returning home. “We are not sure if this is a miracle, a science, or what. All the thirteen Wild Boars are now out of the cave,” the Thai Navy SEALs said on their Facebook page on July 10.
On July 18 — almost a month after they entered the cave and were trapped by the rain — they were released from the hospital and have been cleared to return to their families. The boys also addressed the public for the first time at a press conference, and talked about what they had learned from the ordeal; one boy said he would be “more careful and live my life the fullest.” Another said, “This experience taught me to be more patient and strong.”
2. Elon Musk Calls Hero British Diver Vernon Unsworth a ‘Pedo Guy’
Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk sparked outrage on social media after he accused a British cave diver who helped lead the rescue of 12 Thai soccer players and their coach of being a pedophile in an angry tweet. During a Twitter rant on Sunday, Musk called Vernon Unsworth “pedo guy.”
There is no evidence that Unsworth, a 63-year-old ex-pat with extensive knowledge of the cave system where the boys and their coach were trapped, is a pedophile. He has not commented about Musk’s tweet.
A day earlier Unsworth had criticized Musk for his “child-sized submarine idea,” calling it a “PR stunt” in an interview with CNN. When called out about his accusation, Musk doubled down, tweeting, “Bet ya a signed dollar it’s true.”
Unsworth, who lives in Chiang Rai, played a critical role in the rescue, because of his knowledge of the Tham Luang cave system.
3. Kylie Jenner Made Forbes Cover as Billionaire Cosmetics Queen
— Forbes (@Forbes) July 11, 2018
Kylie Jenner did not land a magazine cover for her looks, instead it was her huge assets as she’s set to become America’s youngest self-made billionaire. Forbes put the 20-year-old on the cover of its issue ranking the 60 richest self-made women in America.
KJ’s not quite at billionaire status yet — she’s only got $900 mil — but, with her cosmetics biz booming, it’s just a matter of months. Kylie’s on the verge of becoming the fastest person to a billion — male or female.
Remember, Zuckerberg hit the mark at 23, and by all projections Kylie will do it at 21. For the record … Kylie comes in at number 27 on the Forbes list. BTW, her sister Kim is number 54, Beyonce is number 53 and Oprah is number 6.
4. People donating money to Kylie Jenner to help her become the world’s youngest billionaire
we need to raise $100 million to give to Kylie Jenner so she’s a full billionaire! let’s fucking go! let’s send a message! no negativity 🙏🙏🙏
— Maron Joker (@ByYourLogic) July 11, 2018
When Forbes reported that Kylie Jenner, the 20-year-old cosmetic mogul from the Kardashian/Jenner family, was just $100 million shy of becoming the world’s youngest self-made billionaire, fans of the reality-TV star banded together. Multiple Twitter users joked that they intended to help raise the additional $100 million that would make Jenner the world’s youngest billionaire.
“Skipping my child support payments to help this fierce female become an iconic billionaire!” one woman wrote.
Skipping my child support payments to help this fierce female become an iconic billionaire! I believe my daughters would support this if I were allowed contact with them!!!!
— Birdy (@palebirdy) July 11, 2018
A GoFundMe campaign was created in Jenner’s honor by Josh Ostrovsky, an Instagram celebrity who goes by the nickname “The Fat Jew.” So far, $268 has been raised on her behalf.
The campaign description reads: “I don’t want to live in a world where Kylie Jenner doesn’t have a billion dollars. We must raise 100 million dollars to help her get to a billion, please spread the word, this is extremely important.” While most people are donating about $5, one person gave $100.
5. Ariana Grande, Lady Gaga & More Send Love to Demi Lovato
We should all wrap our arms of love around Demi Lovato. I am so happy you’re alive. Thank God. If I know my monsters as well as I believe I do, we all wish you self-compassion and inner peace. And may you receive the love so many have for you. #ImConfidentInDemi Demi, I love you.
— Lady Gaga (@ladygaga) July 25, 2018
Music fans rallied around pop star Demi Lovato on Tuesday, July 24, after a report that the singer was rushed to a Los Angeles hospital. Following the news, many of the singer’s industry colleagues reached out on Twitter, expressing their love for the 25-year-old vocal powerhouse.
Dua Lipa, Ariana Grande, Brad Paisley, Shawn Mendes, Justin Timberlake and many more took the time to express their love for Lovato, and their appreciation for her bravery.
Lovato has been very vocal about her struggle with addiction in past years, even releasing the song “Sober” last month that revealed her recent relapse.
i love u @ddlovato
— Ariana Grande (@ArianaGrande) July 24, 2018
My friend @ddlovato is one of the kindest, most talented people I’ve ever met. Praying for her right now, addiction is a terrifying disease. There is no one more honest or brave than this woman.
— Brad Paisley (@BradPaisley) July 24, 2018
I love @DDLovato so much. It breaks my heart that she is going through this. She is a light in this world, and I am sending my love to her and her family.
— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) July 24, 2018
6. Did Queen Elizabeth II Shade President Trump With Her Outfit?
On Friday, July 13, President Donald Trump had tea with Queen Elizabeth II at Windsor Castle while tens of thousands of people gathered in Central London to protest his visit. But, it looks like the Queen may have staged a silent protest of her own.
On Twitter, one particularly perceptive user noted that HRH might have been trolling Trump with not one but three brooches worn during their time together
That by itself is amusing enough. She wore a brooch the Obamas gave her. But it gets better. It's not AN American brooch, any would be funny. She chose THIS ONE. This one was purchased out-of-pocket by Michelle and Barack Obama and given to her as a personal gift.
— Bitch canary in a fuckin' coal mine. (@SamuraiKnitter) July 15, 2018
Using the hashtag #BroochDecoderRing, user @SamaruiKnitter explained that she based the bulk of her conclusions on information from the website, Her Majesty’s Jewel Vault, which classifies itself as “one seriously unserious magpie cataloging the jewels of Queen Elizabeth II and The Duchess of Cornwall.”
On Twitter, she noted the significance of brooches in Queen Elizabeth’s life, adding that everyone gives them to her as gifts. “[Queen Elizabeth] does hundreds and hundreds of appearances and maybe 95% or higher, she wears a brooch. And the brooch is ALWAYS significant,” she tweeted. And Trump’s visit was no exception..
Nice way to get in a dig again without having to say a word. pic.twitter.com/KnObD6e2Kb
— Bitch canary in a fuckin' coal mine. (@SamuraiKnitter) July 15, 2018
Adding more data from a friend, about QE's outfit.
The suit she wore to tea is the exact same one she wore to open Parliament after the post-Brexit reorganization. "I think this is now her Official Outfit of Don't Wanna."
— Bitch canary in a fuckin' coal mine. (@SamuraiKnitter) July 15, 2018
7. Kylie Jenner Revealed 5-Month-Old Stormi’s Pierced Ears
Kylie Jenner, the 20-year-old who’s about to be a billionaire, shared a rare video of her daughter Stormi. And a couple of things:
1) Stormi is literally the cutest child on the planet—no offense, other children.
2) Her ears are pierced!
The new mom revealed Stormi’s sparkling studs on social media, and they look so cute:
Here’s a photo, just in case you need more evidence:
8. Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin Got Engaged in the Bahamas
Was gonna wait a while to say anything but word travels fast, listen plain and simple Hailey I am soooo in love with everything about you! So committed to spending my life getting to know every single part of you loving you patiently and kindLY. I promise to lead our family with honor and integrity letting Jesus through his Holy Spirit guide us in everything we do and every decision we make. My heart is COMPLETELY and FULLY YOURS and I will ALWAYS put you first! You are the love of my life Hailey Baldwin and I wouldn’t want to spend it with anybody else. You make me so much better and we compliment eachother so well!! Can’t wait for the best season of life yet!. It’s funny because now with you everything seems to make sense! The thing I am most excited for is that my little brother and sister get to see another healthy stable marriage and look for the same!!! Gods timing really is literally perfect, we got engaged on the seventh day of the seventh month, the number seven is the number of spiritual perfection, it’s true GOOGLE IT! Isn’t that nuts? By the way I didn’t plan that, anyways My goodness does feel good to have our future secured! WERE GONNA BE BETTER AT 70 BABY HERE WE GO! “He who finds a wife finds a good thing and obtains FAVOR from the Lord!” This is the year of favor!!!!
Only weeks after rekindling their romance, the singer and model got engaged Saturday night (July 7) in the Bahamas while having dinner at a local restaurant, TMZ reports, citing two eyewitnesses. Bieber, 24, and Baldwin, 21, have been silent so far on social media, but the pop star’s father, Jeremy seemingly confirmed the engagement on Instagram Saturday. “@justinbieber Proud is an understatement! Excited for the next chapter!” he wrote.
Bieber’s mother, Pattie Mallette, also seemed to reference the special occasion on Twitter Sunday. “Love Love Love Love Love Love Love,” she wrote.
Love Love Love Love Love Love Love.
— Pattie Mallette (@pattiemallette) July 7, 2018
Hailey Baldwin’s father, actor Stephen Baldwin, addressed the engagement with a Bible verse and a loving message of his own.
Bieber and Baldwin, who previously dated before splitting in 2016, have been inseparable in recent days, having been spotted dancing at a restaurant on Friday, July 6. And in recent weeks, the couple has been seen kissing around New York City.
9. Kylie Jenner Removed Her Lip Filler
After posting a picture of herself with her friend Anastasia “Stassie” Karanikolaou to Instagram on Sunday night, a commenter noted that the youngest Jenner “looks like the old Kylie” in the shot. Kylie responded directly to the comment, writing, “I got rid of all my filler ,” as Instagram account @commentsbycelebs noticed.
Kylie still looks gorgeous, and her fans seem to agree. Many took to Twitter to share their support of the Kylie Cosmetics mogul’s decision to go au naturel. “@KylieJenner looks beautiful without the filler, I’m loving the new look,” one user wrote. Others wondered if this might mean that the overlined-lip trend (which began, in large part, thanks to Kylie) is on its way out.
10. The Queen Checked Her Watch While Waiting for Donald Trump and Twitter Freaked Out
Oh dear, she just looked at her watch. The Queen does NOT like tardiness. pic.twitter.com/b0GXBV9oWt
— Patricia Treble (@PatriciaTreble) July 13, 2018
Don’t keep the Queen waiting. Ahead of her meeting with the Trumps at Windsor Castle today, her Majesty was seen checking her watch before her guests’ arrival, royal reporter Patricia Treble pointed out on Twitter.
Other Twitter users noticed the gesture, too.
— NAFTA Posterchild (@RobsinBuda) July 13, 2018
Is Donald late? I saw her check her watch!
— SRMichael (@SusanMi25592463) July 13, 2018
President Boobus kept the Queen waiting so long, she checked her watch at one point.
— What Fresh Hell Is This (@TrishaVH13) July 13, 2018
She checked her watch several times. 92 years old, waiting in nearly 80 degree heat? At least Trump got to make his ‘grand’ entrance. He’s such an ass!
— 🖖🌞Amy🌞🖖 (@bluevelvetspock) July 13, 2018
11. Someone Called Baby True “Not Cute At All” and Khloé Kardashian Went full-blown Mama Bear
As anyone with a Twitter account knows, social media can be the best (yay, memes!)…and also the absolute worst. Mostly thanks to trolls, like the person who felt the need to tell Khloé Kardashian that her daughter True is “not cute at all.”
In a since-deleted tweet captured by the Daily Mail, a “fan” tagged Khloé and wrote “Is it just me or is @khloekardashian baby, True, not cute at all?”
First of all, it IS just them, because True is adorable. And you better believe Khloé morphed into a full-blown Mama Bear and responded to the fan, writing, “What self-respecting adult would even comment on a child’s appearance? What type of disgusting human being are you? It’s pathetic that you are this miserable in your life.” She also called the fan a “loser,” writing “She’s a loser for that.
No respect for people like that. People are entitled to their own opinions and feelings but why on earth would you tweet that and if you must why would you tag me?”
She’s a loser for that. No respect for people like that. People are entitled to their own opinions and feelings but why on earth would you tweet that and if you must why would you tag me?
— Khloé (@khloekardashian) July 7, 2018
12. Barack Obama And Joe Biden Reunited For Lunch In D.C.
Look who stopped by @DogTagBakery for lunch today! Thank you @BarackObama and @JoeBiden for supporting our mission of empowering veterans with service-connected disabilities, military spouses, and military caregivers! #BakingADifference #veterans #milspouses #caregivers pic.twitter.com/bLHttsgXJF
— Dog Tag Bakery (@DogTagBakery) July 30, 2018
Former President Barack Obama and his administration’s vice president, Joe Biden, appeared in public together on Monday, grabbing lunch at a bakery in Washington.
“Look who stopped by @DogTagBakery for lunch today!” the Georgetown establishment tweeted. As part of its business model, the bakery focuses on providing disabled veterans, military spouses and military caregivers civilian work experience and lessons on entrepreneurship, according to its website.
A video passed along by a Twitter user (see below) shows Obama following Biden’s lead in ordering a ham and cheese sandwich. “Give the boss one of those, too,” Biden is heard to say after the former president had mulled his choice Obama also asked for a fennel salad, and the two men got a slice of cake.
Obama chatted with other customers and at one point struck a yoga pose when he learned that one woman aspired to be a yogi, according to the Washingtonian.
— Washingtonian (@washingtonian) July 30, 2018
— Sara Kenigsberg (@skenigsberg) July 30, 2018
I wonder what a former POTUS and VP discuss over pastries: Maybe a crumbling DNC? Or Metro shutdowns? 🤔 pic.twitter.com/u3bgoWqSth
— Airey (@howisthatlegal) July 30, 2018