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With New Remix 'Human and Divine,' Lynda Carter Returns to her First Love

With New Remix 'Human and Divine,' Lynda Carter Returns to her First Love

ENTERTAINMENT | By Steve Duffy | Jul 7

She will always be known as Wonder Woman, but actress Lynda Carter is also a renowned singer. EDGE spoke to her about her new single "Human and Divine," as well as her being a gay icon.

Russian Media: Out Basketball Star Brittney Griner Pleads Guilty in Russia Drugs Trial

Russian Media: Out Basketball Star Brittney Griner Pleads Guilty in Russia Drugs Trial

NEWS | By Jim Hentz | Jul 7

Jailed American basketball star Brittney Griner on Thursday pleaded guilty to drug possession and smuggling during her trial in Moscow but said she had no intention of committing a crime, Russian news agencies reported.

Watch: Hammer-Waving Suspect Hurls Slurs, Threats at Gay Couple in NYC

Watch: Hammer-Waving Suspect Hurls Slurs, Threats at Gay Couple in NYC

NEWS | By Kilian Melloy | Jul 7

A man hurling anti-gay epithets harassed and menaced a gay couple in Manhattan before fleeing into Central Park. The NYPD has released video of the incident, asking the public to help apprehend the suspect.

Gay Spider-Man Ready to Swing Out of the 'Spider-Verse'

Gay Spider-Man Ready to Swing Out of the 'Spider-Verse'

ENTERTAINMENT | By Kilian Melloy | Jul 7

A brand new — and fabulously femme — gay Spider-Man, called Web-Weaver, is about to come swinging out of Marvel's "Spider-Verse," along with a suitably formidable foe.

Gay Penguin Dads Diego and Zorro Welcome Chick, Ponyo

Gay Penguin Dads Diego and Zorro Welcome Chick, Ponyo

NEWS | By Kilian Melloy | Jul 7

Diego and Zorro, a gay penguin couple at the Oceanarium in Bournemouth, England, were given an egg to foster. Now they've welcomed a chick, Ponyo, to their family.

Taika Waititi Takes a Hammer to Thor in 'Love & Thunder'

Taika Waititi Takes a Hammer to Thor in 'Love & Thunder'

ENTERTAINMENT | By Jake Coyle | Jul 7

"Thor: Love and Thunder," which opens Thursday, is Marvel's fourth Thor movie and Taika Waititi's second after the 2017 smash success "Thor Ragnarok.

Ex-'Cheer' Star Harris Gets 12 Years for Seeking Photos, Sex

Ex-'Cheer' Star Harris Gets 12 Years for Seeking Photos, Sex

NEWS | Jul 7

A federal judge sentenced Jerry Harris, a former star of the Netflix docuseries "Cheer," to 12 years in prison for coercing teenage boys to send him obscene photos and videos of themselves and soliciting sex from minors at cheerleading competitions.

Embattled UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson Agrees to Resign

Embattled UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson Agrees to Resign

NEWS | By Danica Kirka, Jill Lawless and Sylvia Hui | Jul 7

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson finally succumbed to political reality Thursday and agreed to resign after the latest ethics scandal around his leadership led some 50 senior lawmakers to quit the government.

Rousteing Gives One-off Gaultier Couture Display in Paris

Rousteing Gives One-off Gaultier Couture Display in Paris

STYLE | By Thomas Adamson | Jul 7

An enfant terrible appeared in a new guise on Wednesday as designer Olivier Rousteing of Balmain took a one-off shot at a couture collection for the house of Jean Paul Gaultier.

Moscow Trial of Out WNBA Star Brittney Griner Resumes

Moscow Trial of Out WNBA Star Brittney Griner Resumes

NEWS | By Jim Heintz | Jul 7

Jailed American basketball star Brittney Griner returns to a Russian court on Thursday amid a growing chorus of calls for Washington to do more to secure her release.

News

Team Holds Public Rally in Support of Out WNBA Star Brittney Brittney Griner

Team Holds Public Rally in Support of Out WNBA Star Brittney Brittney Griner

NEWS | By John Marshall | Jul 7

Wearing "BG" shirts and holding signs, fans gathered for a public rally in support of Griner on Wednesday, hoping their sentiments would reach the WNBA player 6,000 miles away in a Russian jail cell.

Entertainment

Randy Rainbow's 'Playing With Myself'

Randy Rainbow's 'Playing With Myself'

ENTERTAINMENT | By Brian Bromberger | Jul 7

Randy Rainbow, comedian and singer, best known for his YouTube video spoof interviews and parodies of right-wing political figures that have become viral social media sensations with millions of views, now tells all in his new memoir.

Technology

Apple to Add 'Lockdown' Safeguard on iPhones, iPads, Macs

Apple to Add 'Lockdown' Safeguard on iPhones, iPads, Macs

TECHNOLOGY | Jul 7

Apple said it will roll out a "lockdown" option for iPhones, iPads and Mac computers intended to protect against spyware unleashed by state-sponsored hackers.

Finance

Work at a School or Nonprofit? You Could Erase Student Loans

Work at a School or Nonprofit? You Could Erase Student Loans

FINANCE | By Cora Lewis and Adriana Morga | Jul 7

More than 145,000 borrowers have had the remainder of their federal student loan debt canceled through a program for people who work for schools, governments or nonprofits.

Cars

Chip Shortage Keeps Driving Up Auto Prices, Cutting Sales

Chip Shortage Keeps Driving Up Auto Prices, Cutting Sales

CARS | By Tom Krisher | Jul 6

U.S. new vehicle sales tumbled more than 21% in the second quarter compared with a year ago as the global semiconductor shortage continued to cause production problems for the industry.

Style

William Chris Wines: A Taste of Texas in Every Bottle

William Chris Wines: A Taste of Texas in Every Bottle

SPONSORED CONTENT | Jul 6

The shared philosophy of William Chris Vineyards is "great wines aren't made, but grown in the vineyard." Find out why this Texas winegrower is so worth your while.

Health/Fitness

U.S. Allows Pharmacists to Prescribe Pfizer's COVID-19 Pill

U.S. Allows Pharmacists to Prescribe Pfizer's COVID-19 Pill

HEALTH/FITNESS | By Matthew Perrone and Tom Murphy | Jul 7

Pharmacists can prescribe the leading COVID-19 pill directly to patients under a new U.S. policy announced Wednesday that's intended to expand use of Pfizer's drug Paxlovid.

Travel

Hong Kong Lifts Flight Ban Citing 'Little Effect' on COVID

Hong Kong Lifts Flight Ban Citing 'Little Effect' on COVID

TRAVEL | By Zen Soo | Jul 7

Hong Kong announced Thursday it is shelving a COVID-19 measure that has resulted in dozens of canceled flights in recent months and thwarted travel plans for thousands.

Nightlife

Red, White & Reflections On Fire Island

Red, White & Reflections On Fire Island

NIGHTLIFE | Jul 6

Ty Sunderland and Daniel Nardicio presented the second annual Red, White & Reflections on July 4th weekend in the Fire Island Pines with special guests Aquaria, Nicky Doll, Jan Sport and Linux.