5 things to know this morning: Kim Kardashian is back as a blonde, Daniel Craig is back as Bond, and Rachel Dolezal's legal trouble

Good morning! Catch up on your pop culture news with our roundup of today’s top stories — so far. 

1. Kim Kardashian is back to blond
In honor of her fourth wedding anniversary, Kim Kardashian dyed her dark locks to husband Kanye West’s favorite hair color: platinum blond. The traditional anniversary gift is linen or silk, but who are we to shun a trip to the salon? Read more >


2. Backlash over Whitney Houston photo
Meanwhile Kanye West has sparked a furor with the album art for Pusha T’s latest release, Daytona. West, who produced the album, reportedly paid $85,000 for a photo of Whitney Houston’s drug-filled bathroom. Houston drowned in a bathtub in 2012, and critics are calling the photo’s use insensitive. Read more >

I finally got my album art… #DAYTONA 5/25

A post shared by Pusha T (@kingpush) on May 24, 2018 at 2:03pm PDT


3. Rachel Dolezal’s legal trouble
Disgraced NAACP chapter president and recent Netflix subject Rachel Dolezal is facing federal charges of welfare fraud and perjury after allegedly misrepresenting her income to receive public assistance. Dolezal, who is white, made headlines in 2015 when she was revealed to be posing as a black woman. Read more >


4. Pete Davidson defends dating Ariana Grande in relation to mental illness
Saturday Night Live star Pete Davidson has spoken out against trolls who have questioned his new relationship with singer Ariana Grande because he has been diagnosed with borderline personality disorder. Read more >

Pete Davidson addressed critics on social media. (Photo: Pete Davidson via Instagram Stories)
Pete Davidson addressed critics on social media. (Photo: Pete Davidson via Instagram Stories)

5. 007 is back
Danny Boyle will direct a returning Daniel Craig for the next James Bond film, producers confirmed this morning. Bond 25 will hit theaters in 2019, leaving plenty of time to perfect that martini recipe. Read more >


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