Born on this day!! Actor Michael Constantine (“My Big Fat Greek Wedding,” ″Room 222″) is 93. Pianist Peter Nero is 86. Actor-director Richard Benjamin is 82. Actor Frank Converse is 82. Actress Barbara Parkins (“Peyton Place,” ″Valley of the Dolls”) is 78. Songwriter Bernie Taupin is 70. Actor Al Corley (“Dynasty”) is 65. Singer Morrissey is 61. Actress Ann Cusack (“Jeff Foxworthy Show,” ″A League of Their Own”) is 59. Bassist Dana Williams of Diamond Rio is 59. Guitarist Jesse Valenzuela of Gin Blossoms is 58. Actor Mark Christopher Lawrence (“Chuck”) is 56. Singer Johnny Gill is 54. Bassist Dan Roberts of Crash Test Dummies is 53. Actress Brooke Smith (“Grey’s Anatomy,” ″The Silence of the Lambs”) is 53. Actor Michael Kelly (“House of Cards”) is 51. Model Naomi Campbell is 50. Actress Anna Belknap (“CSI: NY”) is 48. Singer Donell Jones is 47. Actor Sean Gunn (“Guardians of the Galaxy,” ″Gilmore Girls”) is 46. Actress A.J. Langer (“Private Practice”) is 46. Actress Ginnifer Goodwin (“Once Upon A Time”) is 42. Singer Vivian Green is 41. Actress Maggie Q (“Insurgent,” ″Divergent”) is 41. Actress Molly Ephraim (“Last Man Standing”) is 34. Actress Anna Baryshnikov (“Superior Donuts”) is 28. Actress Camren Bicondova (“Gotham”) is 21.
THIS DAY IN GENIUS HISTORY
1455 – The first battle in the 30-year War of Roses took place at St. Albans.
1761 – The first life insurance policy in the United States was issued in Philadelphia.
1849 – Abraham Lincoln received patent number 6469 for his floating dry dock.
1927 – An earthquake near Xining, China, measuring 8.3 claimed approximately 200,000 victims.
1947 – Harry S. Truman’s Doctrine brought aid to Greece and Turkey to combat the spread of Communism.
1972 – Richard Nixon arrived in Moscow, becoming the first U.S. president to visit the Soviet Union.
1990 – North Yemen and South Yemen merged to form the Republic of Yemen.
1992 – Johnny Carson hosted the last episode of his Tonight Show.
2003 – The UN Security Council approved a resolution lifting the economic sanctions against Iraq and supporting the U.S.-led administration in Iraq.
2011 – At least 140 people are killed and hundreds more injured as a three-quarter-mile-wide tornado hits Joplin, Missouri. The tornado is among the deadliest in the nation’s history, destroying nearly a third of the city and damaging about 2,000 buildings, including water treatment and sewage plants.
2012 – Tokyo Skytree, which at 634 meters high is the tallest tower in the world, opened to the public.
Today Is: Canadian Immigrants Day, Don’t Fry Day, Harvey Milk Day, International Day for Biological Diversity, National Cooler Day, National Craft Distillery Day, National Road Trip Day, National Title Track Day, National Maritime Day, National Wig Out Day, NF2 Awareness Day, Sherlock Holmes Day, US Colored Troops Day, World Goth Day, World Paloma Day
TODAY ON TV!
Primetime TV (All Times Eastern)
CBS – 8:00 – MacGyver / 9:00 – Magnum PI / 10:00 – Blue Bloods
NBC – 8:00 – Blacklist / 9:00 – Dateline NBC
ABC – 8:00 – Shark Tank / 9:00 – 2020
FOX – 8:00 – Friday Night Smackdown
CW – 8:00 – Masters Of Illusion / 9:00 – Whose Line Is It? 9:30 – Whose Line Is It?
TV Talk Shows
Stephen Colbert: Nathan Lane, José Andrés (R 4/22/20)
James Corden: Yuval Noah Harari, Lewis Capaldi (R 4/15/20)
Lilly Singh: Adam Conover, Deon Cole (R 4/29/20)
The View: Zach Braff, Donald Faison
The Talk: Nicole Byer
Live with Kelly and Ryan: Feel Good Friday
Ellen DeGeneres: Rob Gronkowski, Hozier
Wendy Williams: Hot Talk panel (R 9/20/19)
The Real: Derek Hough
Kelly Clarkson: A new Message From Montana, repeat segments with Kristin Chenoweth, Bindi & Robert Irwin (R 10/7/19)
Tamron Hall: Anthony Anderson, Art Smith, Tamar Braxton, Johnny Wright
WHAT ARE YOU TALKIN’ ABOUT? Here are today’s PPM-Friendly Topics!
QUESTION: Do they really MISS HUMANS?? These dolphins at a popular tourist spot have started bringing “presents” to the beach… to LURE US BACK!!!!!!
QUESTION: What are they DOING WRONG?? Kristen Bell admits that her 5-year-old daughter with Dax Shepard is STILL WEARING DIAPERS!!! (Got any tips??????)
QUESTION: What do you do when you’re busted breaking a lockdown to GO OUT DRINKING? This Peruvian mayor PLAYED DEAD IN A CASKET!!! (Did it work?)
QUESTION: What caused this crew to GO NUTS in the Home Depot parking lot, THROWING PAINT AT EACH OTHER? Who knows?? But.. IT HAPPENED IN FLORIDA!!
QUESTION: Does WILLIAM SHATNER really wanna go into outer space in next week’s MANNED SPACE LAUNCH? He says “I look good in the suit! Beam me up!!”
Actress Lori Loughlin and her fashion designer husband, Mossimo Giannulli, have agreed to plead guilty to charges in the college admissions bribery case and serve prison time, according to court papers filed Thursday. They agreed to plead guilty to conspiracy to commit wire and mail fraud in a plea agreement filed in Boston’s federal court. The charge carries up to 20 years in prison and a fine of $250,000. Prosecutors have agreed to dismiss charges of money laundering and federal programs bribery that were added after the case was filed. Under the plea agreement, Loughlin has agreed to serve two months in prison and Giannulli has agreed to serve five months. The plea deal must be approved by the judge. “Under the plea agreements filed today, these defendants will serve prison terms reflecting their respective roles in a conspiracy to corrupt the college admissions process and which are consistent with prior sentences in this case,” said United States Attorney Andrew Lelling. “We will continue to pursue accountability for undermining the integrity of college admissions.” They previously pleaded not guilty and firmly insisted on their innocence even as other parents reached deals with prosecutors.
*******Oops!!! Looks like she’s in the jailhouse now!!
*****They’ve asked to be incarcerated in “the most fashionable prison available!!”
*****All of a sudden, Felicity Huffman is looking a lot smarter!!
*****Martha Stewart is offering tips on how to refrain from “looking shlumpy” during her prison time!!
*****Mossimo still doesn’t get it. He asked if the prison has a rowing team!!
*****They’re hoping the coronavirus is still going on, so they can get released right away!!
UPDATE: Would you like to watch her plead guilty on Zoom?? You can! HERE are the details!!
Prince Charles posted a video on Twitter pleading with students and furloughed workers to do “unglamorous” agricultural work and help farmers harvest fruit and vegetable crops. “If we are to harvest British fruit and vegetables this year, we need an army of people to help,” Prince Charles said. “Food does not happen by magic. It all begins with our remarkable farmers and growers. If the last few weeks have proven anything, it is that food is precious and valued and it cannot be taken for granted.” The call to arms is part of the “Pick for Britain” campaign. Many were quick to respond to the Prince’s plea, noting that he is not only asking the British people to do something potentially dangerous during a global pandemic but also questioned the optics of a British royal asking people to do manual labor. “You are correct. Some Quick Questions: 1. Who is going to provide the PPE and top class health provision (aka the PM’s level), should one start displaying symptoms, and death benefits? 2. Who is going to provide the transport and housing?” one user asked. “Perhaps your family can get the approximately 700 staff you employ to go and pick in the fields and you can look after yourselves for once,” another user responded. “This would carry more weight if Prince Charles was seen in a field actually working,” a third user noted.
******He’s a real prince!! P-R-I-C-K, prince!!!
*******Meghan almost died… laughing, when Harry asked whether they should go back and pick the crops!!
*******Trump offered to send a boatload of Mexicans!!
*****Set up a free beer tent, and you’ll have millions of volunteers!!
Megan Fox may still be hanging on to her 10-year marriage to actor Brian Austin Green, despite the pair announcing this week that they plan to divorce. She appeared in an Instagram Live video on Wednesday to help promote a good cause in honor of this year’s upcoming Memorial Day. But while speaking on the platform, she sent some mixed signals about her current relationship status. She joined Red Line Steel CEO and founder Colin Wayne to discuss their partnership of donating over $2 million in steel designs to honor veterans. While modeling off the steel displays many will be receiving, the actress held up one she received, putting her left hand on full display and showing that she’s no longer wearing her wedding ring. While her bare ring finger was a sign of marital trouble, Fox left viewers confused as she referred to her husband’s last name “Green” as her “family name.” “Well, I got one that has my family crest on it,” Fox said as she held up a steel sign that is molded with the actor’s last name. “It’s a Tree of Life with the family name on it … I have some with the kids’ names too.” Fox’s mixed messages came just days after Green confirmed the pair’s failed marriage on his podcast “…with Brian Austin Green” on Monday. In the episode, he admitted the couple “decided to separate” after they grew apart while Fox was away from the family home filming for five weeks.
*********Isn’t this like, the fourth time they’ve said they’re divorcing???
*******She was hanging out with Machine Gun Kelly!! Maybe she doesn’t want to be “Mrs. Machine Gun??”
Little Richard was laid to rest at Oakwood University in Huntsville, Ala., his alma mater, on Wednesday, according to local news station, WZDX. The singer, whose real name was Richard Wayne Penniman, died on May 9 at the age of 87. The cause of death is unknown, Penniman’s son told Rolling Stone at the time. The service was attended by Penniman’s close friends and family, as well as his former bandmates. The family’s rep told WZDX that about 150 people were in attendance. Pictures and footage of the funeral were shared on social media, capturing a Bible reading and an address from the university’s president, Leslie Pollard. The funeral’s program showed that the ceremony also consisted of plenty of music — including a song from Penniman’s niece Brandie Inez Sutton — and a eulogy from Seventh-Day Adventist pastor Joseph W. McCoy. Guests could be seen wearing face masks during the ceremony.
*****We’ve met Little Richard. It’s hard to imagine him “at rest!!”
*****Up in Rock and Roll Heaven, Elvis just said, “What took you so long??”
Sylvester Stallone has listed his luxurious Coachella Valley, California, mansion for $3.35 million. The 4,889-square-foot home includes four bedrooms, four bathrooms and one half-bath, according to the listing with Josh Reef of Douglas Elliman Real Estate. The La Quinta home was built in 2008 and is located in Country Club of the Desert, a gated community. The city is a popular golfing destination and is also home to several resorts. Stallone’s home includes a double-height living room with a stone fireplace, according to the listing. There are arched doorways, beamed ceilings, a wine room and a kitchen with a large island. The grand master suite includes another fireplace, a disappearing TV and a private terrace. The master bathroom has dual sinks, a walk-in shower and a large tub. The half-acre property’s outdoor space includes lush plant life including palms, a pool, spa and terraces. There’s also a small creek that flows along the rear of the property.
*******And no virus can live in that heat!!!!
Ripping The Tabloids (Throughout the week, we’ll give you the stories from that weeks tabs!)
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Nic Getting Into Cage For Tiger King Role!-(National Enquirer)
Oddball Nicolas Cage is planning to “feel the fear” by sleeping with big cats to get into his role as “Tiger King” Joe Exotic! The eccentric star is staging a comeback in a scripted TV movie of the colorful big-cat documentary star’s life. “He wants to feel the fear up close and wants to know how dangerous the [big cats] can be!” Cage, 56, previously ate a cockroach on camera and claimed he had two teeth extracted without anesthesia while prepping for a movie. “Tiger King” followed gun-toting zoo owner Joe Exotic, who is currently serving a 22-year- federal prison sentence for hiring a hitman to kill a rival, Carole Baskin. He was also convicted of killing tiger cubs and falsifying records, all of which he denies.
Ellen’s Got Flipping Flair!-(Globe)
Speaking of hot property: Rich as sin real estate whiz kid Ellen DeGeneres, 62, and wife Portia De Rossi, 47, are flipping a “quirky” two-bedroom investment home they bought less than six months ago in highbrow Montecito, Calif. Ready to rake in major dough, the famous power pair snapped up a Tudor-style house in their posh neighborhood for a mere $3.6 million, did some updates and are trying to unload the picturesque place for nearly double their initial investment-at the staggering price tag of $6.9 million! That’s flipping incredible.
Wells & Sarah-(Quarantine QTs-(Us Weekly)
A little global pandemic can’t intimidate this couple. “If we can get through this, then we should be getting married,” Wells Adams says about fiancée Sarah Hyland. “We quarantine really well together.” Even after three years, Adams, 35, is still learning new things about the actress, 29-like how she looks without false eyelashes or hair extensions! “News flash! She looks exactly the same,” he jokes. “She’s beautiful both ways.” Yep, he’s a keeper!
Celebrity Homeschoolers: Jessica Biel & Justin Timberlake-(Star)
The 7th Heaven star is an old hand at homeschooling. Hubby Justin? Not so much! Before their son, Silas, 5, became a kindergartner, Jessica, 38, “actually ran a homeschool out of a spare bedroom, and included several other kids from her circle of mom friends,” a pal reveals. The “Cry Me a River” singer, 39, on the other hand, is used to shouldering some of the load, but he admits he’s in over his head quarantining in Montana. “The fact [is], 24-hour parenting is just not human,” Justin quipped. “But we’re doing good.”
Say What?!-(Life & Style)
“I was at the White House multiple times as a child, Andy Warhol painted me, and Michael Jackson was a friend of the family.”-Tracee Ellis Ross on her “unique” upbringing as the daughter of Diana Ross.
“I wish I could say, ‘I only date attractive people.’ But I don’t.”-Demi Lovato on not having a “type” when it comes to romance.
“I’m a bath person; I never shower. I don’t like to have water pouring on my head.”-Christina Hendricks, revealing she gets in the tub “every morning.”
One Last Thing: Wendi McLendon-Covey-(People)
The Goldbergs star, 50, returns as deputy Clementine Johnson in Quibi’s reboort of Reno 911!
Last moment of bliss-
Oh, I took a beautiful bath last night with ground-up rose-petal powder and essential oils. You have to soak minimum 45 minutes.
Last DIY project-
My husband and I are organizing our records. We’re not going bananas like by genre and year-I just want them in alphabetical order. We have a lot of vinyl between us.
Last time I missed someone-
Oh my God, it’s been weeks of constantly missing people, but I really want to hug my mom. She’s only three miles away, but I can’t see her. It’s stinky. Zoom just doesn’t cut it.
Winner of the Week-(In Touch)
Big Little Lies Fans
Reese Witherspoon and Laura Dern tease a third season, adding that they’d love to cast Ice Cube and Jennifer Lopez.
Alligator Turned Out To Be Exotic Lizard
Police in Oklahoma said officers who responded to a report of an alligator wandering in a residential neighborhood ended up capturing something no less unusual — a tegu lizard. The Oklahoma City Police Department said an officer responded to a neighborhood in the southeast part of the city after a caller reported their children had spotted an alligator while playing outside. “What in the Joe Exotic is going on in OKC???” the department said in a Facebook post. “Last week it was snakes, this week more critters.” The post included photos of the captured creature, which Oklahoma Wildlife Department officials identified as a black and white Argentine tegu lizard, which often are kept as exotic pets.
*******It doesn’t matter what you call it!! We’re not petting it!!
******If Joe Exotic was involved, he’d be a “Lizard King!!!” And that was Jim Morrison of the Doors!!
******The lizard is OK. Several cats are missing, but the lizard is OK!!
Mac and Cheese Spill
Crews were summoned to a stretch of highway in Tennessee to clean up a delicious mess that spilled from a tractor trailer hauling 40,000 pounds of macaroni and cheese. The Tennessee Department of Transportation confirmed the truck overturned Wednesday morning on Interstate 24, near the Interstate 40 exit in Nashville. The truck was hauling 40,000 pounds of macaroni and cheese. Photos from the scene showed pasta and powdered cheese spilled in the roadway. No injuries were reported. Officials said the cleanup was expected to be completed in the early afternoon. See the video HERE.
*******They have to rush 1,000 middle school kids out there!! They know what to do with boxes of Mac N’ Cheese!!!
******The 911 caller said, “I just pasta truck that overturned!!”
Man To Marry His Cat
A California man is seeking to raise money for an animal shelter by holding a wedding ceremony to marry his cat. Scott Perry said he adopted his cat, Olivia, from Los Angeles’ Best Friends Animal Sanctuary in 2015, and she has since become his constant companion. Perry said the past two months of COVID-19 quarantine inspired him to plan a wedding to his pet, complete with a Zola page and a “registry” that’s actually just a fundraiser for the Best Friends Animal Sanctuary. Perry said the wedding will be livestreamed Saturday on his Instagram page, and he is hoping to raise $5,000 for the shelter.
****Like most men, he’s very attached to his pussy!!
********We’re just guessing, but this guy is probably not a looker!!!
******Wait’ll his dog finds out!!! Trouble!!
*****Do they plan on having kittens??
NASA Looking For Isolation Experts
NASA announced it is seeking a team of social isolation experts to spend eight months locked in a Russian lab to help collect data for future missions to the moon and Mars. The space agency said the selected candidates will spend the time in a closed facility with “environmental aspects similar to those astronauts are expected to experience on future missions to Mars.” The team will also conduct scientific experiments similar to those NASA expects future astronauts to attempt on missions to the moon and Mars. The experiment will help NASA study the psychological and physiological effects astronauts are likely to face as a result of isolation on long missions. The agency said it is seeking U.S. citizens between 30 and 55 years old, who speak English and Russian. NASA said candidates should ideally hold a master’s degree, doctoral degree or a medical degree or have military officer training, but candidates with bachelor’s degrees and relevant experience will be considered. NASA’s Artemis program is working on a plan to send humans to the moon for the first time since the agency’s Apollo 17 mission in 1972.
********Before we volunteer… can we get a look at the other volunteers??
*******Can you imagine a closed container full of people with advanced degrees?? Let the arguments begin!!!
****These people spent 100s of thousands on degrees in behavioral science? How smart can they be??
STUFF THAT’S COOL AND VIRAL
VIDEO: GUY DOES ZOOM MEETING WITH HIS DOGS.
VIDEO: MICHIGAN DAM FAILURE CAUGHT ON TAPE.
A LIST FOR FRIDAY
Here’s the full list of what’s being added to Netflix in June:
Act of Valor
All Dogs Go to Heaven
Bad News Bears
Cardcaptor Sakura: Clow Card
Cardcaptor Sakura: Sakura Card
Cocomelon Season 1
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
Observe and Report
The Silence of the Lambs
The Disaster Artist
The Lake House
V for Vendetta
Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story
West Side Story
You Don’t Mess with the Zohan
Alone Season 6
Fuller House The Farewell Season (Netflix Original)
Garth Brooks: The Road I’m On Season 1
True: Rainbow Rescue (Netflix Original)
Spelling the Dream (Netflix Original)
Baki: The Great Raitai Tournament Saga (Netflix Original)
Can You Hear Me? (M’etends-tu?) (Netflix Original)
13 Reasons Why Season 4 (Netflix Original)
Choked: Paisa Bolta Hai (Netflix Original)
Hannibal Seasons 1-3
The Last Days of American Crime (Netflix Original)
Queer Eye Season 5
Queen of the South Season 4
Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj Volume 6 (New episodes weekly) (Netflix Original)
Before I Fall
Curon (Netflix Original)
DC’s Legends of Tomorrow Season 5
Lenox Hill (Netflix Original)
My Mister Season 1
Reality Z (Netflix Original)
Pose Season 2
Da 5 Bloods (Netflix Original)
Dating Around Season 2 (Netflix Original)
F is for Family Season 4 (Netflix Original)
Jo Koy: In His Elements (Netflix Original)
Kipo and the Age of the Wonderbeasts Season 2 (Netflix Original)
One Piece: Alabasta
One Piece: East Blue
One Piece: Enter Chopper at the Winter Island
One Piece: Entering into the Grand Line
Pokémon Journeys: The Series (Netflix Original)
The Search (Netflix Original)
The Woods (Netflix Original)
Alexa & Katie Part 4 (Netflix Original)
How to Get Away with Murder Season 6
Marcella Season 3 (Netflix Original)
Charlie St. Cloud
An Evening with Beverly Luff Linn
Mr. Iglesias Part 2 (Netflix Original)
A Whisker Away (Netflix Original)
The Order Season 2 (Netflix Original)
Babies Part 2 (Netflix Original)
Father Soldier Son (Netflix Original)
Feel the Beat (Netflix Original)
Floor is Lava (Netflix Original)
Lost Bullet (Netflix Original)
Girls from Ipanema Season 2 (Netflix Original)
One-Way to Tomorrow (Netflix Original)
The Politician Season 2 (Netflix Original)
Rhyme Time Town (Netflix Original)
Wasp Network (Netflix Original)
Eric Andre: Legalize Everything (Netflix Original)
Athlete A (Netflix Original)
Crazy Delicious (Netflix Original)
Nobody Knows I’m Here (Nadie sabe que estoy aquí) (Netflix Original)
Amar y vivir (Netflix Original)
Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga (Netflix Original)
Home Game (Netflix Original)
Bratz: The Movie
Adú (Netflix Original)
BNA (Netflix Original)
George Lopez: We’ll Do it for Half (Netflix Original)
It’s Okay to Not Be Okay (Netflix Original)
One Take (Netflix Original)
Roswell, New Mexico Season 2
The Show Must Go On: The Queen + Adam Lambert Story
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