Born on this day!! Actress Marla Gibbs is 88. Singer Rod Argent of The Zombies and Argent is 74. Singer Janet Lennon of The Lennon Sisters is 73. Guitarist Barry Melton of Country Joe and the Fish is 72. Drummer Alan White of Yes is 70. Actor Eddie Mekka (Carmine on “Laverne and Shirley”) is 67. Actor Will Patton is 65. Jazz bassist Marcus Miller is 60. Singer Boy George is 58. Actress Traylor Howard (“Monk,” ”Two Guys and a Girl”) is 53. Actress Yasmine Bleeth is 51. Actor Stephen Wallem (“Nurse Jackie”) is 51. Actor Sullivan Stapleton (“Blindspot”) is 42. Screenwriter Diablo Cody (“Juno”) is 41. Actor Lawrence Saint-Victor (“The Bold and the Beautiful,” ”Guiding Light”) is 37. Actor J.R. Martinez (“All My Children”) is 36. Actor Kevin McHale (“Glee”) is 31. Actress Lucy Hale (“Pretty Little Liars”) is 30. Singer Jesy Nelson of Little Mix is 28. Actor Daryl Sabara (“Spy Kids”) is 27.
THIS DAY IN GENIUS HISTORY
1775 – The United States Army was founded.
1777 – The Continental Congress adopted the Stars and Stripes as the official flag of the U.S.
1922 – Warren Harding became the first president to be heard on the radio.
1940 – German troops entered Paris. The Nazis opened the Auschwitz concentration camp in Poland.
1951 – The first commercial computer, Univac I, was unveiled.1954
President Eisenhower signed the order inserting the words “under God” into the Pledge of Allegiance.
1982 – Argentine forces surrendered to British troops on the Falkland Islands.
Today Is: Army’s Birthday, Family History Day, Flag Day, Hydranencephaly Awareness Day, International Bath Day, National Bourbon Day, National Flip Flop Day, Pause for the Pledge Day, Poultry Days, Wear Blue Day, Work @ Home Father’s Day, Blood Donor Day
TODAY ON TV!
Primetime TV (All Times Eastern)
CBS – 8:00 – Whistleblower / 9:00 – Hawaii Five 0/ 10:00 – Blue Bloods
NBC – 8:00 – America Ninja Warrior / 10:00 – Dateline
ABC – 8:00 – Agents Of SHIELD / 9:00 – 20 20
FOX – 8:00 – US Open Golf
CW – 8:00 – Masters Of Illusion / 8:30 – Masters Of Illusion / 9:00 – The Big Stage / 9:30 – The Big Stage
Late Night Shows and TV Talk Show Guests
Jimmy Kimmel: Jada Pinkett Smith, Zachary Quinto, Bryce Vine (R 6/5/19)
Stephen Colbert: Aubrey Plaza, Dan Abrams
James Corden: Dr. Phil McGraw, Timothy Simons, Ashley Tisdale (R 5/1/19)
Carson Daly: Logan Browning, Durand Jones & the Indications, Jharrel Jerome (R 5/22/19)
The View: Kevin Bacon
The Talk: Jennifer Aniston, guest co-host Vanessa Williams
Live with Kelly and Ryan: Bill Pullman, Kate Gilman Williams
Ellen DeGeneres: Kumail Nanjiani, Jake Gyllenhaal, Gary Clark Jr.
Wendy Williams: Morris Chestnut (R 4/19/19)
The Real: How to save money while planning your wedding (R 3/29/19)
1 – Secret Life Of Pets 2 – $47.1 Million
2 – Dark Phoenix – $33 Million
3 – Godzilla – $24.5 Million
*Genius Source: www.boxofficemojo.com
New Movies Opening This Week
Men in Black International – The Men in Black have always protected the Earth from the scum of the universe. In this new adventure, they tackle their biggest threat to date: a mole in the Men in Black organization. Tessa Thompson, Chris Hemsworth, Rebecca Ferguson, Emma Thompson
Shaft (2019) – John Shaft Jr., a cyber security expert with a degree from MIT, enlists his family’s help to uncover the truth behind his best friend’s untimely death. Samuel L. Jackson, Alexandra Shipp, Avan Jogia, Regina Hall
WHAT ARE YOU TALKIN’ ABOUT? Here are today’s PPM-Friendly Topics!
QUESTION: Who’s running this country, anyway??? KIM KARDASHIAN was back at the White House yesterday to talk about criminal justice!!!! “President Kim???”
QUESTION: Which Tesla innovation is ELON MUSK most proud of??? It’s the “FART APP,” which simulates flatulence and can make it sound like it comes from any seat!!!!
QUESTION: What did this FLORIDA MAN try to do??? He was busted for trying to hide his METH inside a box of “Fresh, Hot Potato Wedges!!!” At least he tried!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
QUESTION: Is this right??? Quentin Tarantino is remaking “Star Trek,” and he’s going where no Star Trek has gone before!!! It’ll be R-RATED and filled with curse words!!
QUESTION: Are YOU as tired of this PC crap as WE are?? The co-star of the new “Men in Black” says it SHOULD be called “HUMANS IN BLACK!!” How about “who cares?”
Celine Dion is ending her Las Vegas run with a record-breaking $681 million in ticket sales. Billboard reported Thursday the singer’s residency shows, A New Day and Celine, grossed more than $681 million during her 16 years in Las Vegas. Dion brought Celine to a close Saturday after 427 performances at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace. The show, which launched in March 2011, earned $296.2 million and sold 1,741,175 tickets. A New Day had a 714-show run from March 2003 to December 2007. The show grossed $385.1 million and sold 2,814,577 tickets. A New Day and Celine are the two-highest grossing and best-selling Las Vegas residencies in history.
****She actually made enough during her residency to afford a two-bedroom apartment with a VIEW!! Wow!!
*****Now she can go back to speaking French full-time!!
******Hey, Britney! Your move, b*tch!!!
“Baby Shark Live” is set to launch a 100-city tour in North America this fall. It is inspired by the children’s song whose dance video has generated nearly 3 billion views on YouTube. The song was produced in 2015 by the South Korean firm Pinkfong. Pinkfong and Round Room Live are partnering to present what they call a fully immersive concert experience. Promoters say Baby Shark will join up with his friend, Pinkfong, to sing and dance such songs as “Five Little Monkeys,” ”Wheels on the Bus” and “Jungle Boogie.” Of course, the show will also include “Baby Shark.”
********What is this? A substitute for capital punishment???
*******The show was going to include the “Theme from Jaws,” but they decided against it!!
****At the end of the show, “Baby Shark” takes a leg off of one of the kids in the audience!!
“Friends” couple Rachel Green and Ross Geller are still going strong, according to Jennifer Aniston. On Wednesday, Aniston, during an appearance on the Today show alongside Adam Sandler, answered questions about where the couple would be today. “If Rachel Green were out and about today, where would she be? Is she with Ross? They’re back together?” the interviewer asks in a clip. “Yes, absolutely,” Aniston says in response. “Emma’s grown up. She’s in college? Not yet…,” she added, referring to the fictional couple’s child. “High school. She’s vaping in high school and you’re just lookin’ the other way. Way to go,” Sandler adds jokingly. Emma today would be 17, according to Entertainment Weekly, which noted she would begin her senior year of high school in the fall.
*******We think Ross and Rachel would have been busted in the college-admissions scandal!!!
*******Did Emma find Jennifer’s stash???
*****TV Sitcom World is the only place Jennifer Aniston can hang onto a man!!
Jamie Foxx was overheard updating a pal on his relationship with Katie Holmes at a recent event. “[He said] things are going swimmingly,” said our eavesdropper. The source added, “They’re making [long] distance work, and they are stronger than ever.” Foxx lives in LA, while Holmes lives in New York. Their relationship has long been one of Hollywood’s worst-kept secrets. Foxx was at Corkcicle’s Rosé Day LA celebration at Saddlerock Ranch in Malibu. The event was also attended by Tiffany Haddish, Nicole Scherzinger, Evan Ross, and wife Ashlee Simpson, Audrina Patridge, Jamie Chung and husband Bryan Greenberg.
********Do you REALLY believe Jamie Foxx said his relationship is “going swimmingly??” We don’t think so!!! Homie don’t play ‘dat!!
*******It’s gotta be weird for Katie!! First she was pretending to be Tom Cruise’s wife… and now, she’s pretending NOT to be Jamie Foxx’s girlfriend!!
Robin Williams’ son is making sure his late father’s memory remains alive. Zak Williams and his fiancée, Olivia June, welcomed a son in May, who they named after Robin who died in August 2014. McLaurin Clement Williams was born on May 22nd. “McLaurin” was Williams’ middle name. The pair intends to call their baby “Mickey,” for short. In a 2014 interview with the news outlet, Zak Williams said of his father: “I miss him all the time.” “Often I see something or if I’m watching a film, I think, ‘Oh, man, he would have appreciated this’ or ‘He would have gotten a laugh out of this,'” he said.
********That kid had better be funny!! They say it skips a generation!!
******A lot of people give their first-born son their grandfather’s MIDDLE name!!! It’s kind of a “stealth honor!!”
******Right now, Robin is in comedy heaven, asking: “WHO played the genie in the live action ‘Alladin?’ You’ve gotta be kidding!!”
Cuba Gooding Jr. met with NYPD sex crimes detectives on Thursday to face an allegation that he drunkenly groped a clubgoer at a rooftop bar. He stepped out of a dark SUV in front of Manhattan’s Special Victims Division base. He said nothing as he walked in, but smiled and waved to a throng of media awaiting his arrival. Gooding’s sitdown with cops comes as his attorney, Mark J. Heller, insisted that video of the actor’s Sunday night jaunt to the Magic Hour Rooftop Bar and Lounge in Midtown shows he did nothing wrong. Meanwhile Thursday, a second woman came forward to cops to accuse Gooding of groping.
******Hey Cuba! They’re “groupies,” not “gropies!!!”
******It’s a girl thing!!! If one accuses you, ten more come out of the woodwork!! They hate doing anything alone!!!
*******Cuba IS a “hands on” kind of guy!!!
Ripping The Tabloids (Throughout the week, we’ll give you the stories from that weeks tabs!)
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Angry George Rushes Twins To Safe House!-(National Enquirer)
Furious and frightened George Clooney has stormed out on wife Amal and taken their young twins to a safe house, sources said-after her politically charged work put a terrorists’ bull’s-eye on ALL their backs! Although the “Catch-22” star publicly applauds his [International lawyer] wife’s stand against the monstrous crimes of ISIS, sources said privately George’s less than thrilled with what her legal crusade has meant for the family. With the family’s safety at risk, the “Ocean’s Eleven” star has dramatically changed his lifestyle, insiders said. “George has been keeping his head down at the [secret] villa in Sardinia,” revealed a source. “He’s living with constant anxiety and it’s causing major problems within the marriage!”
Heartache Sharon Will Take To Grave-(Globe)
Sharon Osbourne is haunted by regret over not showing for a last meal with dying cancer-stricken pal and British-born novelist Jackie Collins. “The last time she invited me over for dinner, my usual, I didn’t turn up,” laments “The Talk” host. “Ozzy and I kept bumping into Jackie at a restaurant and Ozzy kept saying, ‘You know, she doesn’t look well. She’s lost so much weight.’ And I said, ‘She’s dieting, she’s fine, she’s fine.’ And she wasn’t. It really lays heavy on my heart that I didn’t reach out, that I didn’t turn up, because she really was an incredible person.” Jackie died from breast cancer at 77 in 2015.
Hayden Defies Court Order-(Us Weekly)
Hayden Panettiere is playing with fire. Those close to the actress, 29, find it “disturbing” that she and boyfriend Brian Hickerson may still be in contact, even after she was granted a protective order against him in the wake of his arrest for felony domestic violence, a source says. “Violating the court order puts them in jeopardy,” says the source, and loved ones hope Hayden starts taking the order seriously. Adds the source, “It’s going to take her some time to realize this is all for the best.”
Heather: Running Back To Bad-News Beau-(Star)
Old habits die hard for Heather Locklear. Just days after leaving a Los Angeles-based treatment center on May 25, a source says the first task on her to-do list was to rekindle the toxic relationship that led her to rehab in the first place. “She refuses to cut ties to Chris Heisser,” sighs an insider. “Heather just can’t quit her boyfriend.” The ‘80s It Girl, 57, suffered one meltdown after another last year, even threatening to shoot herself following a brawl with Chris in June, which landed her in a psych ward. Still, a tipster insists, “Chris is like her comfort food. The problem is, she doesn’t commit to her sobriety when they’re together. They spell trouble.”
Say What?!-(Life & Style)
“We were all just working to break even, just to pay the rent….I remember my friend got a job working at a burrito restaurant and that’s all I ate for months. Free burritos.”-Chrissy Teigen on her early, lean years as a model.
“I am ridiculous. I’m behind the camera mouthing every word she says, doing her moves. My wife, Kelly [Preston], gets hysterical watching me watch her.”-John Travolta on co-starring with daughter Ella Bleu in The Poison Rose.
“She said they were going to go back to his house to have cocktails; she was like ‘You gotta come with me,’ and I was like ‘Really?’”-James Marsden on being a “third wheel” on pal Calista Flockhart’s first date with Harrison Ford.
“Nicole [Kidman] carries around a bag of snacks with rock-hard old-lady candies, giving everybody peppermints.”-Reese Witherspoon on what happens during late shoots for Big Little Lies.
Joaquin Phoenix & Rooney Mara: Engaged?-(People)
The Oscar nominee, 44, and the actress, 34, sparked engagement rumors after nearly three years together when she was spotted wearing a large diamond ring on her left hand May 24 in L.A.
Last Laughs-(In Touch)
“Lori Loughlin’s daughter Bella Giannulli broke up with her boyfriend after the college admissions cheating scandal. Don’t worry, her parents can always buy her a better boyfriend.”-Paul Lander.
“The new Aladdin made over $80 million during Memorial Day weekend. When Aladdin heard that, he said, ‘Damn, I should’ve made Jasmine sign a prenup.’”-Jimmy Fallon.
“Tom Hanks posted a photo of himself with a fan who got Woody from Toy Story tattooed on his chest. Tom thought it was cool until the guy showed him his tramp stamp of Forrest Gump!”-Jimmy Fallon.
“New York officials have announced that a street in Brooklyn will be renamed after late rapper The Notorious B.I.G. And the F train will now be called Ol’ Dirty Bastard.”-Seth Meyers.
“There’s a new beauty trend that’s taking social media by storm: nose hair extensions. Congratulations, your great-uncle is an Instagram influencer!”-James Corden.
“Queen Elizabeth II learned how to use a self-service checkout at a supermarket’s 105th birthday celebration. Apparently, up until this point she’s just been shoplifting.”-Seth Meyers.
Bentley With Tank Wheels
A Russian motor enthusiast unveiled his latest creation: a Bentley Continental GT sedan customized with tank treads instead of wheels. Konstantin Zarutskiy said it took him about seven months to overcome the numerous technical challenges he faced in the creation of the vehicle, which he dubbed “Ultratank.” Zarutskiy said he has conducted several off-road tests with Ultratank and found it to handle similarly to a car with regular wheels. He said he is in discussions with authorities in Saint Petersburg to have the vehicle dubbed street legal so he can drive it around his hometown. Zarutskiy said the tank treads are rubber instead of metal so it wouldn’t cause damage to paved roads. See the video HERE.
*****This vehicle is for those who want to wage war in extreme luxury!!!
******It’s fun to yell “Honey, I’m home!” as you roll through the backyard shrubs!!!
*******We don’t know whether this vehicle is safe, but if Putin gets one, Trump will place his order!!!
Guy Sees Avengers Endgame Over 100 Times
A Florida man who has seen Avengers: Endgame in theaters 114 times said he is aiming for 200 and a Guinness World Record. Agustin Alanis said he has been going to see the movie, which is over three hours long, up to five times each weekend, with an aim to see it 200 times before it leaves theaters. Alanis said he is hoping to capture a Guinness World Record for the number of times he’s seen the superhero film. He has surpassed the previous record for most cinematic productions attended — same film. Anthony Mitchell set the record when he attended 103 screenings of Avengers: Infinity War.
********We’re betting he has a “furniture physique:” his chest is in his drawers!!!
*******He’s on the verge of popcorn poisoning!!!
******This guy must be the King of Spoilers!!
BBQ Eater Needed
The makers of Reynolds Wrap announced they are seeking someone willing to spend two weeks getting paid to travel the country eating barbecue. The company said the “Chief Grilling Officer” will receive $10,000, plus pre-paid travel and lodging costs, to travel the country for two weeks in August while “tasting and savoring BBQ ribs from some of the top BBQ rib cities in the country.” The person will be responsible for sharing photos, techniques and grilling tips on the Reynolds Kitchen website. The job posting said applications, composed of a photo of the candidate grilling with 100 words on why they are qualified for the position, are being accepted through Wednesday.
********Most of the applicants are too fat to fit in just one picture!!
*******Remember: 90% of the taste is in the sauce!!
******Our application would be a video of us driving over a “McRib Sandwich!!” Come on, let’s get REAL!!!
DJ Wants To Break Ferris Wheel Record
A Florida disc jockey is nearly halfway through his attempt to break a Guinness World Record by riding a giant Ferris wheel for more than 53 hours. Jake “Paco” Navarro, an on-air personality with WDIZ-FM, boarded the Panama City Sky Wheel at 11 a.m. Wednesday and is aiming to remain on the ride for at least 53 hours to make it into the Guinness Book of World Records. The current record is 52 hours, 3 minutes. “The big question that everyone’s been asking me is how I go to the restroom. One five minute break an hour, inside the gondola with me I have a cooler, I’ve got some snacks I’ve got a little desk set up where I can prop my laptop, I’ve got a phone charger,” Navarro told WFOR-TV.
*******That sounds great!!! They should rent out the gondolas as apartments!!!
*******He’s rotating more times than Ariana Grande on Pete Davidson’s lap!!!
******What’s the record for sharing a gondola with a wolverine??? We’re asking for a friend!!
Real Snake On A Plane
A small snake was captured in Hawaii after stowing away to the island of Maui in a tourist’s backpack prior to his flight from Florida. Wildlife officials said the man arrived at his rental on Maui and discovered the non-venomous southern black racer snake had apparently slithered into his backpack prior to the 8-hour flight from Fort Lauderdale to Hawaii. The snake, which officials said would have been invasive and potentially harmful in the Hawaiian environment, was captured by an official from Hawaii’s Department of Land and Natural Resources.
********Did they send him to a “snake rescue facility,” or did they get out the hoe and send him to “snake heaven?”
*******How do you NOT notice you have a snake in your backpack???
******This is a contender for “Florida Man” story of the week!!
World Cup Promotion Goes For Broke!
A Miami bar that offered customers “free shots” for every goal scored by the United States at the Women’s World Cup has scaled back its offer in the wake of the team’s record-breaking 13-0 thrashing of Thailand this week. The American Social Bar & Kitchen used its social media page for the promotion, clearly not expecting the U.S. to rack up the tournament’s biggest-ever win in their opening game in Reims, France on Tuesday. “Our ‘free shots’ promotion is not meant to be taken literally, especially when records are shattered,” a furiously back-pedalling Paul Greenberg, one of the managing partners at American Social, said in an email to Reuters. “No one expected this, so instead of passing around shots, we have welcomed our patrons back for a round on us during the match against Chile on Sunday.”
******We smell a class-action lawsuit!!
***On the other hand, the kind of people who care about this a too stoned to call a lawyer!!
****The American Women’s Team… they’ve always been women, right????
STUFF THAT’S COOL AND VIRAL
VIDEO: MALL FLOODS AND BAND STARTS PLAYING TITANIC THEME!
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A LIST FOR FRIDAY
Telling Signs Your Career is Going Nowhere
- You can’t remember the last time work got you excited
The occasional boring day at work is going to happen. But according to Forbes, your career has likely come to a halt if you honestly can’t remember the last time your work brought you any kind of joy. If you don’t feel a sense of accomplishment from at least one thing on a weekly basis, your job probably isn’t going anywhere.
- It’s an accomplishment to get through the work day
We’ve all been there, whether it’s getting through emails, meetings, or contentious discussions with coworkers. But if your regular work goal is to get out of all these things alive, then your career probably isn’t advancing.
- Your mind wanders constantly
This goes along with what Forbes says about not getting excited about the things you’re doing at work. Sure, everyone daydreams at the office when the day is slow or you have extra exciting weekend plans you can’t wait for. But if a significant portion of your workday is spent with your head in the clouds, your career isn’t doing enough to stimulate you.
- You don’t think about work after you leave
Now hear us out — working somewhere that doesn’t allow you to unwind at the end of the day or over the weekend can be unhealthy for you. But Forbes suggests that if you never think of anything creative to bring to the table for the next workday, your career is likely at a standstill.
- There are no opportunities for advancement
Unfortunately, many workers feel this way. A 2015 study reveals only about 38% of American workers feel like they can advance in their careers. Now, this can be from a number of factors. But if there’s genuinely no way of moving up in your career, it could be time to focus your energies elsewhere.
- You aren’t learning anything new
Sure, you don’t want to be a novice at the position you’ve held for a couple of years. But honing new skills is a must for any career. “A career is the sum of the experiences, skills, and knowledge that you’ve earned from work,” FinancesOnlines.com explains. “This sum makes you more competent and earns you more authority or expertise on your field. If you’re not learning new things over the course of time, you’re not moving your career.”
- Your position hasn’t evolved
Marketing expert James Marshall Reilly tells Business Insider that advancements in technology allow company positions to evolve. “These iterations allow the individual to grow intellectually rather than stagnate in one position,” he says. “They also allow for the influx of new ideas to established fields as people move around and infuse new lines of thinking into conventional and often rigid spaces.” If your position isn’t evolving in this way then your career is likely at a halt, Forbes says.
- Your pay is the same
FinancesOnline.com summarizes it perfectly: “If your salary is stuck where it was a couple of years ago, you’re not having a career but just a job.” Even if you stay in the same position for a couple years, your pay should reflect that you’ve been there for some time and have increased.
- You feel like you’re there out of loyalty
This is something that happens to individuals who have been with a company for a long time, or just genuinely like the people they work with. They need to make a career move, but they feel guilty about leaving their colleagues. That feeling of guilt can also grip employees who know a company is failing but feel bad about leaving it, FinancesOnline.com says. It’s best to go with your first instinct and look elsewhere.
- The environment is constantly hostile
You’re not always going to get along with everyone in your career space. That’s just how things go. But if you’re facing hostile situations on a daily basis, it’s time for a career move. “Every workplace has its cultural quirks. But sometimes, the quirks by co-workers can be counter-productive that it threatens your career mobility,” FinancesOnline.com summarizes.
- Your boss is keeping you down
Your boss can be the big reason your career isn’t advancing, from constantly contradicting you to poor decision-making on his or her own part. But the worst is if your boss is purposely keeping you from expanding your skill set. This could be a sign you need to make a career move. “If your employer won’t pay for professional development, you can get some professional development of your own,” Forbes suggests.
- Your best skills aren’t being used
“Many people find themselves not doing what they are good at because they simply grabbed the first job opportunity that came their way,” FinancesOnline.com says. “Ask the human resources for a transfer within the company, but if that’s not possible, it’s time to look for a new job that fits your skills.”
- You can’t think of anything to add to your resume
Let’s say you finally consider a career move and start beefing up your resume. What you’re able to add to it from your current position can tell you a lot about whether you should make that move. The first sign of Forbes’ list of reasons your career is at a halt is “when you pull up your resume on the screen in order to update it, you can’t think of anything to add.”
- There’s no light at the end of the tunnel
Have an honest conversation with yourself about this. Are you just having a bad week or two of work? Or are you actually stuck? Ask yourself this question a couple of times. Do your research and weigh your options. If there’s still a brick wall in front of you, it’s time to make that career move.
- You receive a better offer
If you start looking for other employment options, take into consideration what makes this a move for the better. “The offer can be a higher salary, greater career mobility, better benefits, or an improved work schedule,” FinancesOnline.com says. Above all, you should see room to grow. If this new opportunity gives you that ability, it could be time to leave your dead-end position behind.
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