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Born on this day!! Actor Julie Christie is 83. Guitarist Ritchie Blackmore is 78. Actor John Shea (“Gossip Girl,” ″Lois and Clark”) is 75. Actor Peter Capaldi (“Dr. Who,” ″The Musketeers”) is 65. Actor-turned-racecar driver Brian Forster (“The Partridge Family”) is 63. Actor Brad Garrett (“Everybody Loves Raymond”) is 63. Actor Robert Carlyle (“Once Upon a Time”) is 62. Singer-guitarist John Bell of Widespread Panic is 61. Actor Catherine Dent (“The Shield”) is 58. Drummer Barrett Martin (Screaming Trees) is 56. Actor Anthony Michael Hall is 55. Actor Adrien Brody is 50. Singer David Miller of Il Divo is 50. Rapper Da Brat is 49. Actor Antwon Tanner (“One Tree Hill”) is 48. Actor Sarah Michelle Gellar is 46. Actor Rob McElhenney (“It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia”) is 46. Musician JD McPherson is 46. Singer Win Butler of Arcade Fire is 43. Actor Claire Coffee (“Grimm”) is 43. Actor Nick Krause (“The Descendants”) is 31. Actor Graham Phillips (“The Good Wife”) is 30. Actor Vivien Cardone (“Everwood”) is 30. Actor Skyler Samuels (“Scream Queens”) is 29. Actor Abigail Breslin (“Little Miss Sunshine”) is 27.



1865 – Abraham Lincoln was assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.
1775 – Benjamin Rush was among those who founded the first American antislavery society.
1828 – Noah Webster copyrighted the first edition of his dictionary.
1860 – The first pony express rider reached his destination of San Francisco. He left St. Joseph, Mo., on April 3.
1894 – The first kinetoscope parlor opened in New York City.
1912 – Titanic hit the iceberg that would sink her the next morning.
1969 – In a record breaking night at the Academy Awards, a tie between Katherine Hepburn and Barbra Streisand resulted in the two sharing the the Best Actress Oscar and Hepburn broke the record as the only actress to win three Best Actress Oscars.
2002 – Hugo Chávez returned as president of Venezuela after being forced out of office two days previously.
2003 – Abu Abbas, the leader of the terrorist group Palestine Liberation Front when the group hijacked the liner Achille Lauro, was captured by U.S. forces in Iraq.
2010 – An explosion in the Eyjafjallajokull volcano in Iceland results in a volcanic ash plume in the atmosphere over northern and central Europe. Air travel in the region is halted for several days.

Today Is: Children with Alopecia Day, International Kids Yoga Day, International Moment of Laughter Day, National Day of Silence, National Dolphin Day, National Donate Life (Blue and Green) Day, National Ex-Spouse Day, National Gardening Day, National Pecan Day, National Perfume Day, Pan American Day, Pathologists’ Assistant Day, World Chagas Day

Primetime TV (All Times Eastern)

CBS – 8:00 – SWAT  /  9:00 – Fire County  /  10:00 – Blue Bloods
NBC – 8:00 – Lopez v Lopez / 8:30 – Grand Crew / 9:00 – Dateline
ABC – 8:00 – Shark Tank / 9:00 – 2020
FOX – 8:00 – WWE Smackdown
CW – 8:00 – Penn and Teller / 9:00 – Whose Line Is It?

TV Talk Shows

Daily Show: Pre-empted
Live with Kelly and Ryan: Ryan Seacrest farewell show
Jennifer Hudson: Stephen A. Smith

WHAT ARE YOU TALKIN’ ABOUT? Here are today’s PPM-Friendly Topics!

QUESTION: What IS “Sexy Indifference” and why does it DRIVE MEN WILD?? This dating expert says it’s the best way to make a man OBSESSED!!


QUESTION: Think you’ve had FULLY LOADED FRIES?? Not like these! The McDonald’s Fully Loaded Fries trend is taking over TIK TOK!! Check it out!!!


QUESTION: How do these people handle MULTIPLE JOBS?? They say ChatGPT is doing “80% OF THE WORK!!” And their boss(es) don’t even suspect!!


QUESTION: She’s cool, but is she.. a “NATIONAL TREASURE??” Time Magazine puts Jennifer Coolidge at #1 on their “100 Most Influential” list!!

Jennifer Coolidge Time 100

QUESTION: Did Arnold fill in a SERVICE TRENCH instead of a POTHOLE? Yes, but it hadn’t been used for MONTHS!! Not his fault.. it’s the asphalt!!!!
arnold schwarzenegger filling in pot hole




Pete Davidson Plugs His New Show “Bupkis,” Says His Member is Just “Average Size”

*****Then why do his girlfriends call him “Tripod?”
****Ever notice that women never brag about the size of their genitals?? “It’s like the Grand Canyon!!”
******The show is a “fictionalized” version of his real life.. which means he’ll be wearing his girlfriends like shower curtain rings!!

Blink 182 Reuniting To Play Coachella

*****It’s almost like the Beatles got back together… except younger and a lot less popular!!
*********LET’S PLAY A GAME!! “Coachella Band or Saturday Morning Cartoon Sidekick???”
FISTO   (Sidekick to He-Man. Don’t ask!)
WET LEG   (Coachella artist)
BURNA BOY (Coachella artist)
GODZOOKY  (Sidekick on the Godzilla Power Hour)
SNARF   (Sidekick on the Thundercats)
DESTROY BOYS (Coachella artist)
MAD CAT (Sidekick, Inspector Gadget)
CAMELPHAT (Coachella artist)

Jamie Foxx Rushed to the Hospital.. Recovering From “Undisclosed Medical Complications”

*******Can we blame it on the alcohol??
*******When they say “He just started communicating,” it sounds like a heart attack or stroke.
*******His talent is a gift from God. Let’s hope that God doesn’t want his gift back!!!

HBO Max Is Rebranding and Merging With Discovery Plus on May 23rd, Will Be Known as “MAX”

**********All of your data and account will “migrate seamlessly” to the new app, according to HBO!
*******This is why many people would like to live forever: so they can gave enough time to stream everything that’s available!!

Big Bang Theory Spin-Off Series In The Works for “MAX”

******Details of the second spin-off series (after “Young Sheldon”) are not available yet, but as one exec said: “All you need to know is we’re gonna make a crap-load of money!!”
*******”Big Bang” is to Warner Bros what “Star Wars” is to Disney!!!

Former Nickelodeon Star Drake Bell Has Gone Missing In Florida

****This doesn’t sound good. Hope this story has a happy ending!!
****At first we thought, “What could go wrong in Florida??” Then we thought…
UPDATE: He was found safe yesterday afternoon and the cops gave him a mental exam. They said, “What are you, nuts?” He said, “No, I’m just in Florida!” and they let him go.


TABLOID FODDER (Please Credit Publication)

Rege-Jean Page:  Hollywood Takeover-(Us Weekly)

The future if bright for the English actor after a series of smart career moves.  In 2021, Page shocked fans when he announced he’d be leaving his breakout role in Netflix’s Bridgerton after just one season.  Looking back, the actor-who went on to star in The Gray Man and most recently, Dungeons & Dragons:  Honor Among Thieves-has no regrets.  He now feels he’s finally in league with the A-list.  Rege-Jean, 34, is up for another project that’s got everyone talking.  “There’s buzz he’s being considered for James Bond,” says the source.  “It’s a conversation people are having, and it’s terribly flattering that they’re having it,” Page has said of the Bond chatter.



New York City Names Its First Ever “Rat Czar”

*******When we first saw this story, we thought an actual rat had become the Czar of New York!! Which made sense!! But no, it’s about “rat reduction!”
******There are more rats than people in New York City. And there are LOTS of people!!
*****Remember “Pizza Rat,” the rat caught on video dragging a piece of pizza through the subway?? Last week they saw a rat dragging a TRASH CAN down the street!!
*****The new Rat Czar is someone named Kathy Corradi. She even rats her hair!!
TOPIC: Ever have a close encounter with a rat??

Black Bear Crashes Connecticut Family Easter Egg Hunt

See the video HERE.
*******Where do bears hunt for eggs?? Any damned place they want to!!!
******If only bears ate rats, we could solve two problems at once!!!

You Can Now Get Married In Las Vegas In The Oscar Meyer Wienermobile

*********This is happening this weekend as the Wienermobile is parked outside the Little White Wedding Chapel in Vegas!!
*********You gotta sign up at! If selected, you get a Wiener Whistle quartet and a Wiener cake!
*********Then on the honeymoon, you can yell, “Here comes the Wienermobile!!”
*****For those who don’t know, the “wiener” is how you put a bun in her oven!!

Florida Man Arrested For Throwing Chicken Wings At His Wife, Covers Her With Sauce

******It goes without saying that Florida Man is BACK!!
******It will be charged as a misdemeanor, since the wings were boneless!!
******He got mad and didn’t know what to do, so he was just “winging it!!”



SMELLS LIKE FRIDAY!! What’s your favorite scent?? Do you know what your state’s fave is??
MUSIC TOPIC: Can you think of a song with parentheses in the title?
Did your mom ever try to date your boyfriend?? It happened to Drew Barrymore and Brooks Shield!!








Things Productivity Experts Would Never, Ever Do Before Work


They don’t immediately start working.

One behavior that you probably don’t want to do? “Jump right into work immediately. I wouldn’t,” said Deb Lee, a digital productivity coach based in Washington, D.C.  A morning set-up routine can be a good way to set the tone for your day, Lee said. Figure out what that routine looks like for you and make sure “you’re not off and running the moment your feet hit the floor.”  Some suggestions include starting your day with yoga or a walk, doing a morning skincare ritual, making an at-home latte, cooking a hearty breakfast or cleaning up the house before you dive into your day.  Morning routines are different for everyone, so you may have some trial and error before you figure out what fits.

They don’t work off of a long to-do list.

Jessica Massey, a productivity coach in Florida and founder of Hustle Sanely, a brand focused on productivity tools, said she would never start her day with a long to-do list that isn’t prioritized.  “I know people in the morning like to make their to-do list, and it can be really tempting to have a daily to-do list that is 50 line items long,” she said.  This can be a surefire way to start the day overwhelmed — which is clearly not good for productivity. Additionally, when you see a really long to-do list, you’re probably tempted to do the easy things first but are potentially not so crucial to your day, she said.  To keep herself from having a long to-do list, Massey said she uses the final minutes of her workday to plan the following business day.   “My last task of each workday is spending five minutes planning out my next day,” she said. “Part of that is deciding what I call my ‘focus three’ tasks are.”  To figure out her “focus three” tasks, she asks herself what three assignments are most important to get done tomorrow. This allows her to give those tasks her best time and energy from the beginning of the day instead of pushing them off to the end of the day when she’s tired and ready to call it a night.

They don’t look at their phone right away.

“I would say something that I wouldn’t recommend that I know is really hard is to not wake up and immediately check your phone or check your emails or get on a screen,” said Lucinda Nixon, a productivity creator in Florida.  She added that what we do at the beginning of the day sets the tone for the rest of the day. So, waking up and scrolling social media or immediately diving into your work emails before breakfast won’t have you prepared for the day.  A good way to resist the temptation of checking your phone first thing is by getting a physical alarm clock instead of using your phone for an alarm, Nixon said.

They don’t have tough conversations before work.

One way to drain your energy before your workday begins? By partaking in a tough conversation as soon as you get up.  According to Amy Tokos, the president of the National Association of Productivity and Organizing Professionals, she avoids hard conversations in the morning because they can be a productivity suck.  Whether it’s a tough conversation with a child, spouse or coworker, you may want to wait until later in the day to have the chat if you think it may not be a smooth one.  “Having it early in the day could set the tone for your whole day,” she said. And if you feel bad after, you’ll likely feel bad (and distracted) all throughout your workday.

They don’t have an unstructured day.

“One thing that has also helped me get ready for the day and be more productive and intentional with my time is dedicating blocks of time to tasks,” said Nixon.  Specifically, Nixon said she creates blocks of time meant for answering emails or replying to Slack messages. This way, she can allot time to those necessary tasks without losing focus on other work assignments throughout the day.  To try this, you could give yourself dedicated time for some necessary work to-dos like checking your email or creating meeting agendas. Outside of that time, you can focus on your other assignments. This can be particularly helpful if you have a large work project you need to get done, along with those smaller daily duties.

They avoid distractions.

“The thing I really, really have to do is take care of distractions,” Lee said. “I cannot work or begin working if the things that distract me are visible.”  For Lee, distractions include dirty dishes in the sink and her cellphone. “My phone has to be upside down; do not disturb has to be turned on,” Lee explained.  For you, it may not be possible to ignore your phone — like if you work at a job where you receive a lot of phone calls — or you may find that your phone isn’t a distraction. Lee said it’s important to figure out what your distractions are (they’ll vary for everyone) and to take care of them before your workday begins.

They don’t ignore their mental health.

“I would never skip my 20-minute morning mental health hygiene practice,” Massey said.  She added that she’s a big believer in the notion that “our thoughts create our words, our words direct our actions, and our actions impact how we experience our life.”  Spending some time doing a morning mental health ritual can help you show up as your healthiest version of yourself for not only yourself but for your family and your coworkers, too, Massey added.  Some examples of mental health hygiene practices include journaling, prayer and meditation, Massey said. For you, it could also mean getting in your workout or spending some time listening to your favorite podcast.  “I’m so adamant about making sure people know your morning practice does not need to be two hours long to support you, it doesn’t need to be aesthetically pleasing to support you … it doesn’t have to look the exact same every day to support you,” she said.  In other words, as your life changes, this practice can change, too.

They wouldn’t follow a one-size-fits-all formula.

“There is no earth-shattering thing that you should do or [shouldn’t] do to be more productive,” Tokos said. “It’s all about creating habits that support your day … and knowing that everybody is different.”  What’s helpful for one person’s productivity could be completely different for their colleague. So, if one of the tips above doesn’t fit, it does not mean you’re an unproductive person, Tokos added. Instead, you have to figure out what kind of tools and routines help you personally.  Lee added that you may find you need to adjust your routine or mindset to find your productivity stride, and that’s OK. Like anything in life, it takes time to figure out what works best for you.


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