Born on this day!! TV personality David Hartman is 85. Actor James Fox is 81. Actress Nancy Kwan is 81. Musician Pete Townshend is 75. Singer-bassist Dusty Hill of ZZ Top is 71. Singer-actress-model Grace Jones is 69. Drummer Phil Rudd (AC/DC) is 66. Actor Steven Ford is 64. Actress Toni Lewis (“Homicide,” ″Oz,” ″As the World Turns”) is 60. Guitarist Iain Harvie of Del Amitri is 58. Actor Jason Gray–Stanford (“Monk”) is 50. Singer Jenny Berggren of Ace of Base is 48. TV personality Kim Zolciak Biermann (“Real Housewives of Atlanta”) is 42. Singer Shooter Jennings is 41. Comedian Michael Che (“Saturday Night Live”) is 37. Guitarist Tim McTague of Underoath is 37. Guitarist James Richardson of MGMT is 37. Actor Eric Lloyd (“The Santa Clause”) is 34. Singer Sam Smith is 28. Actor Nolan Lyons (“Boardwalk Empire”) is 19.
THIS DAY IN GENIUS HISTORY
1536 – Anne Boleyn, the second wife of King Henry VIII, was beheaded.
1588 – The 130-ship-strong Spanish Armada set sail for England; it was defeated in August.
1643 – The colonies of Massachusetts Bay, Plymouth, Connecticut, and New Harbor met to form the New England Confederation.
1921 – Congress passed the Emergency Quota Act, establishing national quotas for immigrants.
1928 – The first annual Calaveras County “Frog Jumping Jubilee” was held in Angel’s Camp, California.
1935 – British author and soldier, T. E. Lawrence, also known as “Lawrence of Arabia,” died from injuries sustained in a motorcycle crash.
1962 – Marilyn Monroe sang “Happy Birthday” to president John F. Kennedy.
1992 – The 27th Amendment to the Constitution, which prohibited Congress from giving itself midterm pay raises, went into effect.
1994 – Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis died in New York.
Today Is: Boys Club Day, May Ray Day, National Hepatitus Testing Day, National Asian & Pacific Islander HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, National Scooter Day, World IBD Day
TODAY ON TV!
Primetime TV (All Times Eastern)
CBS – 8:00 – NCIS / 9:00 – FBI / 10:00 – FBI Most Wanted
NBC – 8:00 – The Voice / 9:00 – The Voice
ABC – 8:00 – After The Dance / 9:00 – The Story Of Soaps
FOX – 8:00 – The Masked Singer / 9:00 – Gordon Ramsay’s 24 Hours To Hell and Back
CW – 8:00 – Stargirl / 9:00 – DC Legends Of Tomorrow
TV Talk Shows
Jimmy Kimmel: Janelle Monáe
Jimmy Fallon: Ben Stiller, Hannah Gadsby, Tim McGraw
Stephen Colbert: Gayle King, Amy Sedaris
Seth Meyers: Issa Rae, Tom Papa
James Corden: Ken Jeong, Ava Max
Lilly Singh: Nikki Glaser (R 4/14/20)
Daily Show: The Daily Social Distancing Show
Conan: Sophie Turner (R 3/31/20)
Watch What Happens Live: Amy Sedaris, Leslie Jordan
The View: Rep. Mike Kelly
The Talk: Kathryn Hahn, Kristin Davis
Live with Kelly and Ryan: Susan Lucci, the “American Idol” runner-up, Dr. Doris Day
Ellen DeGeneres: Allison Janney, Kesha
Wendy Williams: Rakim (R 9/26/20)
The Real: Logan Browning
Kelly Clarkson: Dylan McDermott, Natalie Dormer
Tamron Hall: Dylan McDermott
WHAT ARE YOU TALKIN’ ABOUT? Here are today’s PPM-Friendly Topics!
QUESTION: Are they being beaten by TIKTOK?? The new phone streamer “Quibi” is tanking after a shaky start, and doesn’t seem to be gaining ground!! Why???
QUESTION: Does your BODY POSTURE improve your SELF-CONFIDENCE?? Try this: bend over and grab your ankles!! NOW how do you feel? Confident???
QUESTION: Did she GRIND UP HER HUSBAND AND FEED HIM TO THE TIGERS?? No?? Then why does it look like Carole Baskin forged his signature on the will??
QUESTION: Did Ryan Seacrest have a STROKE during the American Idol finale?? He’s missing in action.. but his rep says “No way!!” Take a look for yourself!!
QUESTION: Is this CHEESY…. OR CHEESY-COOL?? The newest PDA by celebrity couples is the high-fashion MATCHING FACE MASK!!!! Designer??? Why not?
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s daughter is joining the family business. During a virtual conversation with Jimmy Fallon, Johnson revealed that his daughter — Simone, 18 — has signed a contract with WWE, the professional wrestling organization where he worked before transitioning into acting. “She signed her contract with the WWE, it just blows my mind,” said Johnson. “First of all, I mean, what an honor that my daughter wants to follow in my footsteps. But, more importantly, ‘follow in my footsteps’ sounds cliché, but she actually wants to blaze her own path, which is just so important. She wound up being the youngest signee in the history of the company.” He explained that it was a long time coming; Simone had been working toward it since she was just 16.
*******And when there’s finally a COVID vaccine, she’ll be able to wrestle!!!
****Until then, she’ll get in the ring, stand 6 feet away and throw shade at her opponent!!
**What’s her ring name? “Little Rock??”
**She should keep it feminine and call herself “Soft Rock!!”
Justin Bieber opened up about his troubled past on his and wife Hailey Baldwin’s Facebook Watch series “The Biebers on Watch,” specifically when the topic of sex came up. “If I could go back and not have to face some of the bad hurt that I went through, I probably would’ve saved myself for marriage,” the pop star said with Baldwin by his side. He continued that, as “crazy” as it sounds, he believes sex can complicate relationships before marriage. “Sex can be kind of confusing when you’re just being sexually active with anybody. We went there. It’s just true,” he said. “I probably would have saved myself for marriage,” Bieber added. Baldwin said she doesn’t know if she would have remained celibate before saying “I do” but understood where Justin was coming from. “I do agree with the fact that being physical with someone can make things more confusing,” she said. Bieber and Baldwin had brief relationships prior to tying the knot in September 2019. In between, Bieber notoriously dated Selena Gomez, in addition to having a number of other short-lived flings with other women.
*******It’s OK to have relationships before marriage.. just NEVER talk about it!!
*******Today, “saving yourself for marriage” means using a condom!!
TOPIC: Have you ever discussed your “number” with your significant other??
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have made one good friend in Los Angles, fellow Brit Adele. Adele lives a few minutes away from their new home in Beverly Hills, and the singer often stops by to say hello and gives them advice about living in LA, reported the Daily Mirror. “Adele’s just five minutes from Harry and Meghan and they’ve swapped notes on the area. Adele loves the neighborhood. She’s also recommended her four-year-old son Angelo’s pre-school and discreet places to take Archie where they won’t be bombarded by fans,” a source told the Mirror. “All three of them get on so well. Meghan admires how Adele has managed to keep out of the spotlight despite being a huge star. And she is a big fan of her album 21, which she says helped her through her divorce from Trevor Engelson.” The new friendship developed after reports emerged that Harry was struggling in LA and missing his UK friends. In 2011, Adele admitted to Glamour magazine that she was “after Prince Harry.” “I know I said I wouldn’t go out with a ginger, but it’s Prince Harry. I’d be a real duchess then! I’d love a night out with him. He seems like a right laugh,” she told Glamour.
*******NOW we see what’s going on!! She’ll “befriend” Meghan and then be there to pick up the pieces!!
*****She bought a house right next to theirs?? That’s devious!!
******How long before Harry is “rolling in the deep??”
Vanessa Bryant is forever grateful for her “dreamer.” Taking to Instagram on Saturday, the mother of four shared a photo of the touching message written by her late husband, Kobe Bryant, which was included in his 2019 book, “Epoca: The Tree of Ecrof.” “Always learning from the best. My Boo-Boo, my Dreamer,” Vanessa captioned the post, which also included a shot of the book’s cover. For the book’s dedication, Kobe penned: “For Vanessa. Thank you for always being the Realist to my Dreamer.” Last week, Vanessa, 38, celebrated her first Mother’s Day since losing Kobe and Gianna. Her eldest daughter, 17-year-old Natalia, created a sweet photo collage in her honor.
******OK, that’s pretty sad. But… inspiring at the same time!!
A pair of autographed, game-worn Michael Jordan shoes sold for a record $560,000 at an auction, a sum higher than Jordan’s rookie salary. The Nike Air Jordan 1s sold Sunday at Sotheby’s New York. Bidding began May 8. The size 13 and 13.5 leather and rubber sneakers feature a Chicago Bulls-themed red, white and black colorway. Jordan wore the sneakers in 1984 and 1985. He put out his first line of signature shoes and clothes in 1984. Jordan had a $555,000 salary in 1984 before his annual basketball income jumped to more than $30 million later in his career. Sotheby’s estimated the shoes would sell for $100,000 to $150,000. The auction house set a record for a sneaker sale in July when it sold a pair of 1972 Nike running shoes called the “moon shoes” for $437,500.
********Size 13 doesn’t seem that big for a… basketball player!! What’s up!!
*****The other shoes were jealous! Their tongues were hanging out!!
******If we pay $560,000 for a pair of shoes… we want Michael Jordan standing in them!!!
A Top Gun: Maverick producer has revealed Tom Cruise put his young co-stars through a “grueling” training program. Jerry Bruckheimer recalled the tough three months the actors spent in flight and survival training, noting that the program was designed by Maverick himself. “He put the actors through this grueling process over three months so they could take the G-forces when we put them in the F/A-18s,” Bruckheimer told Yahoo!. “It was really a tough slog for these young actors because they also had to go through water survival training, where they are blindfolded and put in a water tank that’s turned upside down and they have to figure out how to get out.” “And Tom went through all the same stuff! They told me he went through that training just like a 22-year-old would — that’s how good he is.” The movie was due for release in June, after previously been delayed by a whole year. It will now hit cinemas in December due to the coronavirus pandemic schedule changes.
********You guessed it: Tom Cruise is NUTS!!
*******After hanging off the world’s tallest building, being strapped to the side of a big jet and leaping between buildings, we’re just waiting for that headline: “Tom Cruise Dies During Filming!!” (We hope it never happens… but…)
*****The only risky behavior he hasn’t engaged in: playing Joe Exotic!!
Ripping The Tabloids (Throughout the week, we’ll give you the stories from that weeks tabs!)
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On-Again Gigi & Zayn Having a Baby!-(National Enquirer)
Baby makes three for on-off lovebirds Gigi Hadid and Zayn Malik! The supermodel-who’s reportedly 20 weeks along-posted an Instagram pic with former One Direction singer Zayn celebrating her 25th birthday on April 23 at her family’s Pennsylvania farm. The couple first started dating in 2015, split in 2018 and reunited in December 2019.
Val’s Creepy Heart Swap!-(Globe)
Former movie heartthrob Val Kilmer claims a hellish real life nightmare turned into a dream come true-after his heart got snatched by a scary-looking creature visiting him from the great beyond! In his new memoir, “I’m Your Huckleberry,” the 60-year-old former “Top Gun” hunk insists during a Mexican getaway he took in his 20s an “amorphous black figure” materialized and literally tore out his heart. “This dark angel looked very like Darth Vader, though without the helmet,” he describes, adding how the benevolent being ripped the ticker right out of the actor’s chest and replaced it with an even bigger one. “I am grateful for the new heart. It has served me well. And I’ve only just begun to use it,” says the star, who has survived a two-year battle with throat cancer.
Rob & Camille: Making Moves-(Us Weekly)
Rob Gronkowski and Camille Kostak have happy feet! With TikTok dance videos dominating social media in lockdown, the model says her athlete boyfriend, 30, is following along. “He’s super willing and sometimes wants me to teach him.” That’s not the only way the pandemic has brought the pair of five years closer. “We’ve learned a lot about each other,” says Kostek, 28. “He’s my best friend. I wouldn’t mind being his partner for life.”
Hope Solo announced that she and her husband Jerramy Stevens, have welcomed twins Vittorio and Lozen. The soccer star and the former NFL player have been married for seven years.
Throwback! Celine Dion-(Life & Style)
Musical talent runs in Celine’s blood. When she was just a baby, her parents, Adhemar-Charles and Therese, started a singing group called Dion’s Family, and toured with their 14 children. “I had one dream,” the “Power of Love” pop star’s said. “I wanted to be a singer.”
“One of the things that I’ve realized is that I don’t know Will at all.”-Jada Pinkett Smith, on what she learned by social distancing with her husband.
“Dryer doesn’t work so I am hanging stuff outside like I’m living in Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman times.”-Kelly Clarkson, on her new laundry routine.
“It was actually, ‘If you’re going to date me, you have to watch the Harry Potters’.”-Joe Jonas, on the ultimatum wife Sophie Turner gave him.
Loser of the Week-(In Touch)
-The actress’ daughter slams her for her “bad reactions,” lack of patience and “stern voice” in a first grade opinion essay.
Loose Tiger Lassoed
A surprised witness on a street in Mexico captured video of the surreal moment a loose tiger was lassoed by a man wearing a cowboy hat. Footage filmed from the safely of a passing vehicle in a suburb of Guadalajara, Jalisco, shows the tiger walking loose down a sidewalk while three men chase the large animal. One of the men, wearing a cowboy hat, manages to lasso the tiger, which then pulls the man out of the video’s frame. Authorities confirmed they received witness reports about the loose tiger and its pursuers, but the big cat and the men were gone from the area by the time they arrived. Reports indicated the tiger may have escaped from a private residence in the area, but authorities have not identified the animal’s owner or any of the men seen in the video. See the video HERE.
*******Sounds like El Chapo!!!
******Does the name “Senor Exotic” ring a bell??
******There’s a REASON they don’t have tigers in rodeos!! They eat the other animals!!
Lego Brick Walker Wanted
A British charity is seeking volunteers willing to walk barefoot over Lego bricks to raise money for children with disabilities. Caudwell Children, a charity providing practical and emotional support to children with disabilities and their families, said it is seeking volunteers to participate from their own homes in the May 31 Lego Walk. The charity teamed with group UK Firewalks to create pre-recorded instructional videos to show the volunteers how to safely walk across a pile of Lego bricks. “Nearly everybody has had that experience of standing on a little plastic block of Lego and it can really hurt,” said Kate McMahon of Caudwell Children. “So we’ve enlisted the support of UK Firewalks, experts in creating mind over matter experiences where people can use their willpower to overcome physical obstacles, to create a rebrickulous, fun event for all the family,” she said.
*****Hey… we do it every morning!!
********To avoid pain, it’s really simple: CLEAN UP THE FREAKIN’ LEGOS!!
******You don’t wanna break a Lego. Those things cost about $50 apiece!!
Coors Makes “Clone Machine”
The makers of Coors Light beer unveiled a new service for the coronavirus era: A “Clone Machine” to allow video conference attendees to leave their cameras without being missed. The Coors Light Clone Machine creates a 30-second video loop of the user that can then be activated during a video chat to give the user “just enough time to sneak in a trip to the fridge for a cold beer.” “A hassle-free interface will allow you to record and save a video of yourself nodding along politely, with the occasional smile, while your boss talks about the latest budget reports or your friend wants to put her new baby on to talk for the millionth time,” Coors said in a statement. The company said the video loop can be saved from the website and set as the user’s background in a variety of video chatting apps. See the video HERE.
********Finally… some thing good has come out of all this!!
******We’re gonna take a video of ourselves on the toilet and loop it!!
******Our clone can nod and smile as the boss takes credit for all our ideas!!
Itchy Bull Causes Power Outage
A bull attempting to alleviate an “itchy bum” using a utility pole ended up knocking out the electricity for more than 700 homes in a Scottish town. Hazel Laughton posted an apology to a local Facebook group after her 4-year-old bull, Ron, rubbed up against a utility pole and ended up knocking the transformer box to the ground. “Our bull Ron would like to apologize to everyone in Chapelton and Strathaven for causing last nights power cut to over 700 homes,” Laughton wrote. “He had [an] itchy bum so [he] scratched it on the electricity pole and knocked the transformer box off.” She said Ron is “happy to be alive” after managing to avoid an 11,000 volt shock from the fallen transformer box.
*******We need a very large tube of Preparation H!!
*******How cute!! He’s “ador-a-bull!!!”
******If that transformer had fallen on the bull, he would have been “roast beef!!”
STUFF THAT’S COOL AND VIRAL
VIDEO: GUY HAS A FAMILY OF OWLS OUTSIDE HIS WINDOW.
VIDEO: DELIVERING PIZZA IN A FLOOD!
VIDEO: BOLT OF LIGHTNING HITS CAR
A LIST FOR TUESDAY
The Rudest Things You Can Do As A Neighbor During The Coronavirus Pandemic
Disregarding Noise Levels
“Be aware of noise levels,” said Smith. “You might love to get up early and start your day with a Zoom Zumba class. Doing Zumba before dawn was fine when you went to the gym, but now that you are Zumba-ing at home, it may present a problem when your floor is someone else’s ceiling.”
Try to reduce the amount of noise you’re making, especially at very late and early hours. This applies to apartment buildings, as well as suburban homes.
“My boys are home from college and playing a lot of basketball. I make them stop by 8 p.m. because my neighbor can hear that constant hitting of the rim. The same goes for splashing in the pool. No splashing after a certain hour,” said Patricia Rossi, a civility expert, keynote speaker and author of “Everyday Etiquette.”
If you know your next-door neighbor has a newborn, try to be mindful of nap times and don’t send your children outside to run and play while they’re putting the baby down. If you like to blast music, make sure it’s off before bedtime.
Littering Used Gloves, Wipes And Masks
“Apparently there are some who still need reminding, littering during a pandemic is still littering,” said Smith.
Communities are reporting issues with discarded items like gloves appearing all over sidewalks and other neighborhood spaces. It’s important to safely dispose of such used items in trash cans.
“Wipes in the markets along with used gloves and masks must be disposed of appropriately,” Smith noted. “In addition to rudely littering, there is a chance you are actively spreading germs to those passing by or certainly to those tasked with cleaning our streets and outdoor spaces.”
Disrespecting Personal Space
Neighbors should be mindful of each other’s space and adhere to public health guidelines about distance. This can be challenging, especially for people living in closer quarters like apartment buildings.
“When you prepare to exit your apartment, peek into the hallway,” Smith said. “Be sure to give others a wide berth. You certainly can call out a warm greeting, but be sure you are the requisite six or more feet away even for the shortest of conversations.”
The same goes for elevators. Let your neighbors take elevator rides alone and don’t take offense if someone chooses to wait for a later one rather than join you.
“If you’re approaching the elevator at the same time as someone else, be vocal about why you’re going to wait for the next car,” said Elaine Swann, a lifestyle and etiquette expert founder of the Swann School of Protocol. “Just say, ‘Hey, I want to make sure we’re protecting each other, so I’m going to wait for the next car.’ Verbalizing that will bring about much more peace and convey concern, as opposed to giving a shifty-eyed look, stepping to the side and saying nothing at all.”
“Hosting parties, even small gatherings is definitely concerning at this time. Staying in, spending it with the people you live with, is simply good judgment and common sense from a health perspective,” said Diane Gottsman, national etiquette expert, author of “Modern Etiquette for a Better Life” and founder of The Protocol School of Texas.
Disobeying health guidelines is disrespectful to your entire community, and there are ways to stay connected without putting others in danger.
“As for standing in a large circle to socialize, while you may be technically six feet from each other, the medical community has been clear this is not the intent,” Smith explained. “In some communities the police are being dispatched to move people along. Our police have other pressing matters, so it’s better to videoconference your chats instead.”
Messing Up Communal Areas
Neighbor etiquette is all about respecting shared spaces, whether that’s the sidewalk in a suburban area or the hallways or trash room in an apartment building. With that in mind, don’t leave messes in these areas.
“Make sure you leave spaces better than how you found them,” Rossi advised. “If you’re emptying your trash and coffee grounds spill out, have the decency to clean that up. Tidiness starts with you.”
Not Picking Up After Your Dog
In addition to littering, many people seem to have forgotten the rules when it comes to picking up after their dogs.
“We’re walking our dogs a lot more right now,” Rossi noted. “So pick up after your dog. It’s common sense.”
Stealing Your Neighbor’s Wi-Fi
As most people are working from home, home Wi-Fi networks are getting overloaded.
If you’re in the habit of using a someone else’s Wi-Fi without their consent, this may be the time to reconsider that choice.
“Don’t hijack your neighbor’s internet,” said Rossi.
Times are stressful, but a little kindness goes a long way. With that in mind, refrain from scowling at neighbors you see when you’re outside your apartment or home.
“I think it’s important that you smile and say hello more than ever,” said Rossi. “Even while you’re keeping your social distance, ask, ‘Are you OK?’ and really listen.”
Swann suggested taking this time to open the lines of communication with neighbors by creating a contact chain of some sort. That way, you’ll be able to get in touch digitally if there’s an issue in the area or if you need to ask someone to lower their noise level or request a grocery delivery.
“Neighborhood apps can be a great way to connect with each other,” Swann said. “You could also share your contact information on their door and ask them to share theirs. Just identify yourself and say, ‘Hey, I live next to you and thought we could share our contact info. That way we can communicate with each other via phone or text.’”
Ignoring Health Guidelines
You can show respect for your community by following guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the World Health Organization and state and local public health officials.
“This is common sense,” Gottsman said. “Wash your hands, keep your hands away from your face, don’t touch high-touch areas, cover your mouth when you cough and sneeze if you must be in the hallway, and practice social distancing.”
If you encounter neighbors while you’re walking the dog or going for a run, do your part to keep a safe distance.
“Take the lead on social distancing,” Swann advised. “Don’t wait for the other person to maneuver. That means you have to stop and step to the side until the other person walks or runs by or take your dog a few feet away and allow others to pass through. Be proactive with your social distancing.”
What To Do Instead
In addition to avoiding rude behaviors, you can take this time to step up as a neighbor and help your community.
“During a pandemic, being a good neighbor may mean calling your elderly neighbor to see if they need anything while you are out running errands or even just to chat in case they are feeling lonely,” Smith explained. “This may be waving, from a distance, at the toddler down the hall as you walk by. This may be by organizing socially distant activities such as opening windows or standing on balconies to cheer on health care and municipal workers.”
She added, “In fact, we know that one of the best ways to stay mentally well during times of stress is to think of others and do something for them. From sharing a roll from your stockpile of toilet paper, to having your child draw a picture to slip under their door, to calling regularly just to say ‘hello’ there are plenty of ways to be kind and considerate to those living nearby.”
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