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Born on this day!! Actor-filmmaker-writer Melvin Van Peebles is 88. Guitarist James Burton (with Elvis Presley) is 81. Actor Clarence Williams III (“The Mod Squad”) is 81. Singer Jackie DeShannon is 79. Actor Patty McCormack (“The Ropers”) is 75. Singer Carl Giammarese of The Buckinghams is 73. Actor Loretta Devine (“Boston Public”) is 71. Newsman Harry Smith is 69. Singer Glenn Hughes (Deep Purple, Black Sabbath) is 68. Guitarist Nick Kane (The Mavericks) is 66. Actor Kim Cattrall (“Sex and the City”) is 64. Actor Cleo King (“Mike and Molly”) is 58. Singer Serj Tankian of System of a Down is 53. Actor CarrieAnne Moss (“The Matrix,” ″Chocolat”) is 50. Musician Liam Howlett of Prodigy is 49. Actor Alicia Witt (“Law and Order: Criminal Intent,” ″Cybill”) is 45. Singer Kelis is 41. Actor Diego Klattenhoff (“The Blacklist”) is 41. TV personality Brody Jenner (“The Hills”) is 37. Singer Melissa Schuman of Dream is 36. Comedian Brooks Wheelan (“Saturday Night Live”) is 34. Actor Cody Kasch (“Desperate Housewives”) is 33. Country singer Kacey Musgraves is 32. Actor Hayden Panettiere (“Nashville,” ″Heroes”) is 31. Actor RJ Mitte (“Breaking Bad”) is 28. Actor Maxim Knight (“Falling Skies”) is 21.


1680 – Pueblo Indians drove out the Spanish and took possession of Santa Fe, N.M.
1831 – Nat Turner led an insurrection of slaves in Virginia.
1858 – The famous debates between Senator Stephen Douglas and Abraham Lincoln began in Illinois.
1911 – The Mona Lisa was stolen from the Louvre museum in France by an Italian waiter, Vicenzo Perruggia.
1940 – Russian revolutionary Leon Trotsky died in Mexico City.
1945 – Harry S. Truman announced the end of the Lend-Lease Program.
1959 – Hawaii became the 50th state in the United States.
1983 – Corazon Aquino’s husband Benigno, who was Philippine president Ferdinand Marcos’s chief political opponent, was assassinated.
1991 – Latvia declared its independence from the Soviet Union.

Today Is: Brazilian Blow-out Day, International Day of Remembrance and Tribute To The Victims of Terrorism, Internet Self-care Day, Men’s Grooming Day, National Spumoni Day, Poet’s Day, Senior Citizen’s Day

Primetime TV (All Times Eastern)

CBS – 8:00 –  McGyver  /  9:00 – Magnum PI  /  10:00 – Blue Bloods
NBC – 8:00  – America’s Got Talent  /  10:00 – Dateline NBC
ABC – 8:00 –  Shark Tank  /  9:00 – 2020
FOX – 8:00 – Friday Night Smackdown
CW – 8:00 –  Masters Of Illusion  /  8:30 – Masters Of Illusion  /  9:00 – Being Reuben  /  9:30 – Being Reuben

TV Talk Shows

Seth Meyers: Jeff Goldblum, Annie Murphy, Sam Jay (R 8/12/20)
James Corden: Lena Waithe, Raleigh Ritchie (R 6/22/20)
Lilly Singh: Natalya Neidhart, Paige & Alexa Bliss (R 3/3/20)
The View: Chris Wallace (R 6/9/20)
The Talk: Jeremy Sisto, Blanco Brown (R 10/17/19)
Live with Kelly and Ryan: Tracee Ellis Ross, Josh Duhamel, Carson Kressley, Michelle Dockery, Dr. Wendy Bazilian (R)
Ellen DeGeneres: Charles Barkley (R 2/12/20)
Wendy Williams: Mally Roncal (R 2/5/20)
The Real: Scams to look out for and avoid (R 4/3/20)
Kelly Clarkson: Pierce Brosnan, Mickey Sumner, Emmanuel Kelly (R 7/8/20)
Tamron Hall: Ben Platt, Loni Love, Dawn & Cher Hubsher (R 7/6/20)

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

QUESTION: How much have TIMES CHANGED?? Check out this hilarious article from 1958: “129 Ways to Get a Husband!” (Check obits for widowers!!! Smart!!)


QUESTION: Why is Delta Airlines banning the MAN WHO SHOT BIN LADEN?? He tweeted out an anti-mask video, trolling a guy wearing a USMC hat! Not cool!


QUESTION: Thinking of renting an AirBnB to throw that BIG PARTY?? Forget about it!!! They just banned all parties of all sizes, WORLD WIDE!!!!!!!!!!


QUESTION: Do they know what YEAR it is?? The Rolling Stones buck the retail trend by OPENING A NEW STORE on Carnaby Street in London!! Rock on!!!!!


QUESTION: Could this work for HUMANS?? Study shows that painting eyes on a cow’s butt.. makes predators like lions LESS LIKELY TO ATTACK!! (Ass eyes?)
Eyes painted on cattle rumps trick lions into thinking they have lost the element of surprise, a new study suggests.

The Crown S4 Gets Release Date

The Crown Season 4 is coming to Netflix on November 15th.  The preview video opens with a shot of Olivia Colman as Queen Elizabeth II before showing glimpses of Gillian Anderson as Margaret Thatcher and Emma Corrin as Princess Diana, including a scene of Diana in her iconic wedding dress.  “Something as important as the monarchy simply cannot be allowed to fail,” the queen (Colman) says in the teaser.  Seasons 3 and 4 feature Colman and Tobias Menzies as the queen and Prince Philip, with Josh O’Connor as Prince Charles.  Menzies said in an interview with Deadline in June that Charles and Diana will be a “big part” of Season 4.  “In a way, the kids start to come into the foreground,” the actor said. “Charles comes into the foreground. Diana is a big part of Season 4.”  Netflix confirmed in July that The Crown will end after Season 6, rather than Season 5.
********Every time they show Chuck and Di, Camilla is lurking in the background!!
*****Can we go back to the young hot Queen of seasons 1 and 2?
*******As the show goes on, Charles gets dumber and dummer and dummmmmer!!!

Dax Shepard Injured In Motorcycle Crash

Dax Shepard suffered from multiple broken bones after he collided with other vehicles during a recent motorcycle ride on a race track and will need to undergo surgery.  He discussed the accident on Monday’s episode of his “Armchair Expert” podcast.  “I was passing six guys on Sonoma Raceway on a motorcycle and I was braking very, very hard — hard enough that the back wheel was off the ground for a good 100 yards,” he recalled.  He continued: “I was totally to blame. I thought I would be able to slide in between, but someone turned in and I was already under full brake and I couldn’t go anywhere.”  He revealed he “went over the handlebars” after he nicked the bumper of another vehicle and “landed pretty hard.”  Shepard called the motorcycle accident a “little demoralizing” because it was his first time at that race track.  Shepard was at the hospital for seven hours and found out he had broken a significant amount of bones. “The final tally was four broken ribs, the clavicle’s broken in three places, and I need surgery,” he said on the podcast.
*******And yet… he was able to do his podcast!!! Whatta guy!!!
******Kristen Bell hopes he didn’t break THAT bone!!
******There are two kinds of motorcycle riders: the ones that have crashed, and the ones who are GONNA crash!!

Netflix Releasing Pinocchio Film

The cast for Netflix’s upcoming “Pinocchio” film has been chosen.  They announced Wednesday that newcomer Gregory Mann will assume the title role along with Ewan McGregor as Cricket and David Bradley as Geppetto. Oscar winner Guillermo del Toro will direct the stop-motion animated musical.  “After years of pursuing this dream project, I found my perfect partner in Netflix,” del Toro said in a statement. “We have spent a long time curating a remarkable cast and crew and have been blessed by continuous support from Netflix to quietly and carefully soldier on, barely missing a beat.”  Other cast members include Oscar winners Christoph Waltz, Tilda Swinton and Cate Blanchett. Finn Wolfhard, John Turturro, Tim Blake Nelson and Ron Perlman will have roles in the film.
*******What happened to Tom Hanks as Geppetto? Or is that a competing production??
*****We would have cast Ron Perlman as Pinocchio!!!
******They say the lead actor gives a wooden performance!!!!

Ellen Is Bribing Her Employees

In response to mounting allegations of a toxic work environment at Ellen DeGeneres’ talk show, she is now increasing perks for her employees.  Staff members will receive increased paid time off and a generous medical leave policy.  Executive producers Andy Lassner and Mary Connelly on Monday delivered the news, which we’re told was something DeGeneres and the senior team felt strongly about adding given how they produce more than 170 shows per year.  Clearly, the “Ellen” show isn’t going anywhere despite WarnerMedia’s ongoing investigation, as Lassner previously stated.  The new benefits package, which also includes birthdays off and paid time for medical appointments and family matters, also comes after DeGeneres, 62, emotionally addressed her staff via Zoom on Monday and apologized for the behind-the-scenes incidents. She also admitted she had no idea where the now-infamous no-eye-contact rule came from and encouraged employees to look at her.
********Someone looked her in the eye yesterday, and suddenly disappeared!!
*******We’d say the best job security in showbiz right now is being an Ellen staffer!!
*******Several employees intentionally bumped into her… then they were like, “What?? You got a problem??”
******A word of advice to Ellen: don’t start your own car!!

Cardi B Selling WAP Gear

Cardi B isn’t done capitalizing on the major success of her explicit new song with Megan Thee Stallion.  She just released a collection of “WAP”-themed merchandise that plays on the water theme, including umbrellas and raincoats.  The mid-length transparent raincoat says “WAP” across the front with an XXX and 18+ warning on either arm, and comes in black, purple or white for $125; the umbrella costs $25 and is available in black or purple.  There’s also a sports bra and biker shorts set ($40) with airbrush-style writing, a crewneck sweater ($60), cropped T-shirts ($25) and more.  Cardi’s raunchy lyrics and music video have sparked criticism from Cee Lo Green, Ben Shapiro and more, and inspired thousands of TikTok users to attempt a difficult dance routine set to the song.  The track has been wildly successful, quickly becoming the most-streamed song in its first week of release ever with more than 93 million streams, according to Billboard.
******Ever since mankind started, this is the body part that makes the most money!!
*******She should be selling plastic underwear!!
*******There’s a new WAP dance where you slide off your chair!!

Kirsten Dunst Ends Up On Kanye West’s Campaign Art

Kirsten Dunst has no idea why Kanye West included her in his latest presidential campaign art.  On Wednesday, West — who announced his 2020 presidential run in July — shared a collage on Twitter that featured “Kanye 2020 Vision” in boxes alongside a slew of faces including Dunst’s, as well as Vogue’s Anna Wintour.  “What’s the message here, and why am I apart of it?” she says on West’s post.  A rep for Dunst says that West did not reach out ahead of time, nor was he authorized to use her photo. A source also told us permission to use Wintour’s photograph had not been granted.  “Anna has been a deeply committed supporter of the Democratic Party for many years, and is highly engaged in helping Biden/Harris win this November,” a spokesperson for Vogue said in a statement Thursday.  Earlier this summer, West declared that he will run for president as a member of the “Birthday Party,” despite missing the filing deadlines to get on the ballot in several states. He is currently on the ballot in three states and was booted off the Illinois ballot due to invalid signatures.  See the poster HERE.
*******Info Wars gives him a 90% chance of winning!! Just kidding!!
*******It’s great when you can choose your own supporters!! When we run, we’re gonna include Abe Lincoln and Benjamin Franklin in our campaign literature!!


Ripping The Tabloids (Throughout the week, we’ll give you the stories from that weeks tabs!)
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New “Scream” Brings Courteney & David together Again!-(National Enquirer)

Courteney Cox and ex-hubby David Arquette are reuniting for the “Scream” film series that brought them together-and insiders said it’s done wonders for their friendship!  “They’re prepping for the shoot and getting on like a house on fire,” dished a source.  “Working together again has brought back memories of how great their chemistry can be!”  Their on-screen chemistry turned into a real-life romance, and they wed in 1999.  Their daughter, Coco, was born in 2004, but they divorced in 2013.

That’s No “Lady Macbeth!”-(Globe)

There’s trouble brewing for “Magic Mike” star Channing Tatum, who’s producing his own musical take on Shakespeare’s “Lady Macbeth.”  And it’s quite a diversion-the 40-year-old actor’s modernized take is about a treacherous teen rather than a power-hungry queen.  “Execs are trying to keep the movie’s details a top secret,” reveals an industry source about the Amazon Studios, young-adult musical project.  “But let’s just say it involves a ruthless teenage girl who’ll have to face the consequences of her ambition-with some catchy music, of course.”

Perfect Match-(Us Weekly)

Gigi Hadid, 25, and Zayn Malik, 27, “are so great for each other,” a source says.  “They balance each other out.”  And with a baby on the way, “Gig’s pregnancy has brought them even closer,” says the source.

Date Disaster:  Lucy Hale-(Star)

There was a time when the Pretty Little Liars actress, 31, was so terrified of being single that she set the bar way too low when it came to dating.  “I was with a guy once, and he wasn’t aware I could see his cellphone-and the fact that he was actually texting romantic messages to another girl!” she recalled.  These days, Lucy’s been keeping much better company:  She was spotted last month hiking in L.A. with Bachelor vet Colton Underwood, 28, who split from longtime girlfriend Cassie Randolph, 25, in May.  Still, she insists they’re not an item.  “I’m feeling more single than ever, but it’s fine,” she declared.  “The only way I’m gonna date someone next is if they make my life better.”

Reese:  Jealous of Jen’s Emmy Nom-(Life & Style)

And the award for Least Supportive Actress goes to…..Reese Witherspoon is seeing green after Jennifer Aniston scored an Emmy nom for her role in The Morning Show.  “The day nominations were announced, Reese woke up feeling confident she’d be seeing her name on the list,” says a source, “so she was quite taken aback when she saw Jen’s there instead.”  It’s not the first time Reese, 44, has been snubbed for a co-star.  Big Little Lies’ Nicole Kidman won an Emmy and a Golden Globe for the HBO series.  “Reese acts like she’s thrilled for Jen,” the source notes, “but deep down, she can’t help thinking it should’ve been her.”

Zooey Deschanel & Jonathan Scott:  A Year of Love!-(People)

On Aug. 4 the actress, 40, and the Property Brothers star, 42, celebrated the first anniversary of when they met, filming “Carpool Karaoke.”  “How time flies when you’re having the best time of your life,” Scott wrote on Instagram.

Last Laugh-(In Touch)

“Producers have announced that Wheel of Fortune will resume production with a redesigned wheel that ensures contestants are six feet apart.  And on The Price Is Right, they made Drew Carey’s microphone even longer.”-Seth Meyers.

“French’s released a limited-time mustard beer in celebration of National Mustard Day.  Some people are a little classier-they prefer Grey Poupon Zinfandel.”-Jimmy Fallon.

“Kanye West feels very badly for making his private issues with Kim Kardashian public on Twitter.  He says deeply personal intimate thoughts like that only belong on Kim’s reality show.”-David Spade.



Fastest Ice Cream Truck

A British inventor who set out to create a more environmentally friendly ice cream truck broke a Guinness World Record when the food-dispensing vehicle was declared the world’s fastest.  Guinness said Edd China broke the record for the world’s fastest ice cream truck when he took it to a top speed of 73.921 mph at Elvington Airfield in Yorkshire, England.  China said he was inspired to build his own ice cream truck engine when he discovered some London boroughs had banned the vehicles due to their emissions.  The inventor said his ice cream truck originally had a Mercedes Sprinter diesel engine until he used his conversion kit to make it run on electricity.  China previously set six Guinness World Records for vehicle speeds, including a 2006 record for the worlds fastest office, which achieved a top speed of 87 mph.  The inventor said his next goal is to break the world record for the fastest motorized shopping cart, which currently stands at 70.4 mph.
*******Wuhan China holds the record for the fastest “bat out of hell!!”
******Most kids can’t run 73 mph when they hear the ice cream truck, but they’ll try!!
******That motorized shopping cart has come in handy, especially when you’re trying to escape from “Supermarket Karen!!”

Dog Turns Out To Be A Goat

Police in Pennsylvania said officers responding to a report of a “tan dog” loose in rush hour traffic were surprised to discover the animal actually was a goat.  The Salisbury Township Police Department said in a Facebook post that officers were summoned to the area of Broadway and Seidersville Road during the morning commuting hours Thursday morning on a report of an animal on the loose.  The animal was described as a “tan dog,” but officers quickly realized it was a goat. “Despite having a slightly awkward sounding baaaaa-rk and an enormous appetite for eating seat belts in the back of a police car, she really is a friendly girl,” the department joked.  The goat was taken away in a police car. The department said it hope the owner will come forward to claim the animal.
*******The goat filed a complaint about “species profiling!!!”
******IT’s gotta be tough when your species is the “Greatest Of All Time!!”

Cop Rescued From Own Handcuffs

A police officer in Britain needed the assistance of firefighters when he accidentally was bound by his own handcuffs.  The Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue Service tweeted a crew used pedal cutters to release a police officer who had his hands stuck in his own handcuffs.  Northamptonshire Police Sgt. Scott Renwick, the region’s Core Training Sergeant, revealed on Twitter that he was the officer in question.  “Well that wasn’t a good start to the day. Thanks to @northantsfire for cutting me out of some broken cuffs. #NotFunny. I would have laughed too!!” Renwick tweeted.
********That was an “arresting development!!!”
******This is what happens when your wife loses the keys!!!
******They got there just in time!! He was about to start beating himself with a night stick!!

Twins Marry Twins And Are Now Both Pregnant

A pair of identical twin sisters who married identical twin brothers announced they are both pregnant.  Brittany and Briana Salyers, who met their husbands, Josh and Jeremy, at the 2017 Twins Day festival in Twinsburg, Ohio, and were married in a TLC special titled Our Twinsane Wedding, announced on their joint Instagram account that they are both pregnant.  “Our children will not only be cousins, but full genetic siblings and quaternary multiples! Can’t wait to meet them and for them to meet each other,” the post said.  The couples live together in the same home and the sisters previously said they had hoped to become pregnant at the same time and give birth on the same day.
*******Is this cool?? Or… just a little creepy??
*******We’re kind of getting a “Utah vibe” from this story!!








Available Sept. 1

Bookmarks: Celebrating Black Voices
The Boss Baby: Get That Baby!
Felipe Esparza: Bad Decisions
La Partita / The Match
True: Friendship Day
Back to the Future
Back to the Future Part II
Back to the Future Part III
Barbie Princess Adventure

Borgen: Season 1-3
Children of the Sea
Magic Mike
The Muppets
Muppets Most Wanted
Not Another Teen Movie
Pineapple Express

The Producers (2005)
The Promised Neverland: Season 1
Puss in Boots
Red Dragon
Sex Drive
Sister, Sister: Season 1-6
The Smurfs

Available Sept. 2

Bad Boy Billionaires: India
Chef’s Table: BBQ
Freaks – You’re One of Us

Available Sept. 3

Afonso Padilha: Alma de Pobre
Love, Guaranteed
Young Wallander

Available Sept. 4

I’m Thinking of Ending Things
The Lost Okoroshi
Spirit Riding Free: Riding Academy: Part 2

Available Sept. 7

My Octopus Teacher
Record of Youth
Waiting for “Superman”

Available Sept. 8

StarBeam: Season 2

Available Sept. 9

Corazón loco / So Much Love to Give
Get Organized with The Home Edit
La Línea: Shadow of Narco
Mignonnes / Cuties
The Social Dilemma

Available Sept. 10

The Babysitter: Killer Queen
The Gift: Season 2
Greenleaf: Season 5
The Idhun Chronicles
Julie and the Phantoms

Available Sept. 11

The Duchess
Family Business: Season 2
Girlfriends: Seasons 1-8
How to Train Your Dragon 2
Pets United
Pokémon Journeys: The Series: Part 2
Se busca papá / Dad Wanted

Available Sept. 15

America’s Book of Secrets: Season 2
Ancient Aliens: Season 3
Cold Case Files Classic: Season 1
The Curse of Oak Island: Season 4
Hope Frozen: A Quest to Live Twice
Izzy’s Koala World
Michael McIntyre: Showman
Pawn Stars: Season 2
The Rap Game: Season 2
The Smurfs 2
Taco Chronicles: Volume 2
The Universe: Season 2

Available Sept. 16

Baby: Season 3
Challenger: The Final Flight
Criminal: UK: Season 2
The Devil All The Time
MeatEater: Season 9
The Paramedic
Signs: Season 2
Sing On!

Available Sept. 17

Dragon’s Dogma
The Last Word

Available Sept. 18

American Barbecue Showdown
Jurassic World Camp Cretaceous

Available Sept. 21

A Love Song for Latasha

Available Sept. 22

Chico Bon Bon: Monkey with a Tool Belt: Season 3
Jack Whitehall: Travels with My Father: Season 4
Kiss the Ground
The Playbook
Mighty Express

Available Sept. 23

Enola Holmes

Available Sept. 24

The Chef Show: Season 2
Real Steel

Available Sept. 25

A Perfect Crime
Nasty C
The School Nurse Files

Available Sept. 26

The Good Place: Season 4

Available Sept. 27

Bad Teacher
Van Helsing: Season 4

Available Sept. 28

Whose Vote Counts, Explained

Available Sept. 29

Michelle Buteau: Welcome to Buteaupia
Welcome to Sudden Death

Available Sept. 30

American Murder: The Family Next Door
Wentworth: Season 8


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