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Turns Out, Brett Kavanaugh's Life Wasn't Ruined After All

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Shocking

As Dr. Christine Blasey Ford continues to receive death threats, new Supreme Court Justice and all-around horrible person Brett Kavanaugh has returned to the basketball court to coach a team of young girls. The Washington Post reports Kavanaugh, aka "Coach K," was present at a recent tournament, and was met with none of the opprobrium he claimed he'd face following Ford's accusations earlier this year.

Joe Sego, tournament coordinator, was concerned that the controversial hearings would cause the league to "run into some issues. But," he said, "I figured since a little bit of time had gone on and things had kind of settled down, that it would be okay—and it was. There was no issue whatsoever." Aside from spectators tweeting photos of Kavanaugh, it seems that he was welcomed back to mentoring a group of young girls.

During his Senate confirmation hearing, Kavanaugh used his work as a basketball coach as a means to garner sympathy. "I love coaching more than anything I've ever done in my whole life," he stated. "But thanks to what some you on this side of the committee have unleashed," he added, taking a dig at the Senate Democrats, "I may never be able to coach again." Clearly, that isn't the case.

Parents and team members showed support for "Coach K" during the Senate confirmation hearings, often sitting behind Kavanaugh during the hearings.

According to the Post, Kavanaugh was accompanied by security at the game, but enlisting their support never became necessary.

Dr. Ford recently raised money via a GoFundMe to hire security for herself and her family, as it became a necessity due to threats after "the right wing smear machine started," according to the Post.

Photo courtesy of Balenciaga / Photo via @McDonaldsSverige Instagram

I'm cackling

Last year, Balenciaga released bright red square-toed mules which bore a striking resemblance to McDonald's french fry cartons. Now, the chain has fired back at the designer, threatening to release its own version of the shoes.

McDonald's Sweden posted a photo to its Instagram of a person wearing actual McDonald's fry cartons as shoes, and honestly, if there weren't yellow M's printed onto them, I'd have a hard time distinguishing them from the Balenciagas from a distance. Though the post doesn't directly reference the Balenciaga shoes, one can only assume that's who they are trolling.

McDonald's version actually makes for some pretty fly slip-ons, if you ask me. Good thing the Swedish branch of Mickey D's seems to be considering releasing the shoes if the post receives enough attention. The caption of the Instagram post translates to, "If we get 103042 likes we release these for real," though it only has about 17,000 as of publish time. These would likely cost much less than the Balenciaga shoes, which cost $545.

Internet, do your thing. I want a pair.

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It marks her third duet with Nas

Here are some words that I never expected to read or hear again: There is a new song with Amy Winehouse. But here we are in 2019, and Salaam Remi has granted me a wish. On Valentine's Day, the Grammy-nominated producer and frequent Winehouse collaborator (also responsible for hits like Miguel's "Come Through & Chill") released "Find My Love" which features rapper Nas and that powerful and haunting voice that I have come to love and cherish so dearly.

Representatives for Remi said that the Winehouse vocals were from an old jam session the two had. Remi was a producer on both of Winehouse's albums, Frank and Back to Black. "Find My Love" marks the third time Winehouse and Nas have done duets under the direction of Remi. They were previously heard together on "Like Smoke," a single from her 2011 posthumous album Amy Winehouse Lioness: Hidden Treasures, and "Cherry Wine" from Nas' 2012 album Life Is Good. Winehouse died of alcohol poisoning on July 23, 2011, before they could complete production on her third album. My heart is still broken about it as she is by far my favorite artist.

"Find My Love" is set to appear on Remi's Do It for the Culture 2, a collection of songs curated by him. Check it out, below.

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