In other news, Donald Trump sent a midweek tweet insisting that Republican senators were “working very hard to pass a big Tax Cut and Reform Bill” even though, in reality, no such bill has been offered by the GOP. In addition, the leading Democratic candidate for the 2020 presidential nomination, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand of New York, called on Trump to resign after the president, who’s leaden but raucous mouth continues to produce new and appalling moments, made light of sexual assault allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.

How surreal is the world right now? Donald Trump likes women too much to keep them at arm’s length and think about sex? The CHILLING true story of Brett Kavanaugh’s wild teenage years revealed in new memoir.

Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling’s adventures are expanding with her newest book. In Harry Potter: A History of Magic, a history of witchcraft and wizardry, Rowling explains how the series came to be and alludes to characters of the future. The author also describes her first memories of the Dursleys, her penchant for Snuff films, the family of orphans in Notting Hill and her homeopathic aspirations.

Ben Affleck has announced he’s taking two months of leave from the National Geographic series “Project Blue Book” to fight a relapse of alcohol addiction, Entertainment Weekly reports. The award-winning star was been sober for four years, but decided that at age 46 he’d had enough. “This documentary project has required me to focus my attention and creativity on an area of the world I love very much and believe in greatly,” he said in a statement. “There comes a time in each of our lives when we are called to take responsibility for our own well-being and that of our loved ones. For me, that time is now. I want to live life to the fullest and be the best father I can be.”