Born on this day!! Actor Tina Cole (“My Three Sons”) is 80. Actor Billy Bob Thornton is 68. Actor Kym Karath (“The Sound of Music”) is 65. Actor Lauren Tom (“Joy Luck Club,” ″Men in Trees”) is 64. Producer Michael Gelman (“Live with Kelly and Ryan”) is 62. Actor Crystal Chappell (“Guiding Light”) is 58. Drummer Rob Cieka of Boo Radleys is 55. Actor Daniel Dae Kim (“Hawaii Five-O,” ″Lost”) is 55. Actor Michael Deluise (“Gilmore Girls,” “NYPD Blue”) is 54. Rapper Yo-Yo (“Miss Rap Supreme”) is 52. Singer-actor Marques Houston of Immature is 42. Actor-turned-princess Meghan Markle (“Suits”) is 42. Actor-director Greta Gerwig is 40. “American Idol” runner-up Crystal Bowersox is 38. Actors Dylan and Cole Sprouse (“The Suite Life of Zack and Cody,” ″Grace Under Fire”) are 31. “American Idol” runner-up Jessica Sanchez is 28.
THIS DAY IN GENIUS HISTORY
1892 – Lizzie Borden’s father and stepmother were killed with an axe in Fall River, Mass.
1735 – Printer John Peter Zenger, defended by Andrew Hamilton, was acquitted of libel in a case that helped foster freedom of the press.
1884 – Thomas Stevens became the first person to bicycle across the United States. He later bicycled around the world.
1914 – Germany invaded Belgium and, in response, Britain declared war on Germany.
1916 – Denmark ceded the Danish West Indies, including the Danish Virgin Islands, to the United States for $25 million.
1944 – Anne Frank and her family were found hiding in Amsterdam by Nazis.
1964 – The bodies of three civil-rights workers were found in an earthen dam, six weeks into a federal investigation backed by President Johnson
1977 – President Carter signed a congressional act that established the Department of Energy.
Today Is: Braham Pie Day or Homemade Pie Day, Coast Guard Day, International Beer Day, International Clouded Leopard Day, National Chocolate Chip Day, National Water Balloon Day, National White Wine Day, Single Working Women’s Day, Tomboy Tools Day, Twins Day, Raisin Bran Day
TODAY ON TV!
Primetime TV (All Times Eastern)
CBS – 8:00 – Secret Celebrity Renovation / 10:00 – Blue Bloods
NBC – 8:00 – Hot Wheels: Ultimate Challenge / 9:00 – Dateline
ABC – 8:00 – Will Trent / 9:00 – 2020
FOX – 8:00 – WWE Smackdown
CW – 8:00 – Family Law / 9:00 – Moonshine
TV Talk Shows
**Due to the ongoing writers/ actors strike most shows are in reruns. (Stay Tuned!)
WHAT ARE YOU TALKIN’ ABOUT? Here are today’s PPM-Friendly Topics!
QUESTION: What is #TATTOOREGRET and why do so many millennials have it?? Their social media message to GEN Z?? “Don’t do it!! It’s not worth it!!”
QUESTION: What happens when you throw a DISPOSABLE GRILL in the trash at midnight?? You wake up with the WHOLE HOUSE ON FIRE!!!! Yikes!!!!!!
QUESTION: Using Ozempic for weight loss? Check this woman’s lawsuit! One of the possible side effects of the drug is your stomach STOPS FUNCTIONING!!!!
QUESTION: Who eats 20 McNuggets, Quarter-Pounder, Large Fries, Oreo McFlurry, Apple Pie and more burgers every day? Mark Zuckerberg!! Why? Read on…
QUESTION: Why did these Taylor Swift Superfans get TURNED AWAY?? They showed up at the concert venue the day AFTER the show!! No Google calendar???
*********Who could have seen THAT coming???
*****Her current LA dates (6 nights at Sofi Stadium) were supposed to be the end of the “Eras” tour.. but not so much!!
*****When you can sell 420,000 tickets just in the L.A. market, people start thinking: “Why are we stopping now??”
********The next shows will be in 2024 in Miami, New Orleans, Indianapolis and Toronto!! Hi-ho!!!
*****It’s called a “trike fund” to help support workers who stage a work stoppage!!
****In all, over a dozen A-Listers have kicked in at least $1 million. The list also includes Hugh Jackman, The Rock, Ryan Reynolds, Blake Lively, Julia Roberts, Schwarzenegger, Ben Affleck and Matt Damon!!
******Even Meryl Streep and Oprah got involved!!
****Of course, Carrot Top has applied for a “career intervention!!”
*****Some of the money will be spent re-training actors for positions at Starbucks!!!
*******We told her: don’t poke the bear!!!
**********She’s a former Scientologist who left and did a TV expose of the organization. That’s when the harassment started!
*****She says her position within the church changed after Tom Cruise’s 2006 wedding with Katie Holmes!!
********She started asking questions, and that was the beginning of the end!!
******Apparently, questioning Tom is the sin that cannot be forgiven!!!
****You don’t mess with a “religion” that has its own spaceship!!
******Is it from the Barbie soundtrack?? Does the Pope poop in the woods??
*********”I’m Just Ken” debuted at #87 this week!! Ken ya dig it???
*********LYRIC: “Doesn’t seem to matter what I do/I’m always number two,”
*****We say “Quit your bitchin’!! You sound like a Barbie!!!”
BTW, he’s backed up by Slash on guitar, and song was written by Nark Ronson, who wrote “Uptown Funk!!”
*****This is his biggest musical success since the Mickey Mouse Club!!
*********His son, D’Andrea “Danny” Bennett, says Tony’s last words were “Thank you!!”
*******He was being interviewed by Hoda Kotb, who asked him, “Can I borrow one of your vowels??”
*******Danny was the one who helped Tony broaden his appeal to a new generation. He did a pretty good job!!
*****Tony’s one regret: He left his heart in San Francisco and never went back to get it!!
************She has special post-partum underwear (true)!!!!
******She lives in Dubai, where if you talk to a woman about her underwear, you can both be put to death!!
*********Her husband (yes she has one) is a financier named Bader Shammas. We hope they’re very happy for the rest of their lives!!
Bad Girl Billie Breaks With Jesse-(National Enquirer)
Moody singer Billie Eilish, 21, and indie rocker Jesse Rutherford, 31, broke up after less than a year of dating! A source squeals the “Bad Guy” songbird and The Neighborhood frontman “split amicably” but “remain good friends.” The former flames were first seen holding hands at Universal Studios last October-and sparked controversy with their ten-year age gap!
See the video HERE.
******A little awkward on a first date, but…
******Try playing this on the air. You’ll break your transmitter!!
*******Her burp is 107 decibels, about as aloud as a revved-up motorcycle!!!
*******She looks like a groundhog and sounds like one, too!!!
******We thought we had a video of a louder belch, but turns out it was just Joy Beyhog on The View!!
See the pics HERE.
********Yes, a truck spilled its load of nacho cheese!!
*******Don’t worry, it’s not really cheese!! The cans had “Texaco” on them!!
*******Cops rushed a truckload of tortilla chips to the scene. but it was toto late!!
**********The player’s name is Jake Burger!!
*****He hit 25 home runs for the White Sox before the trade, so they’re calling him “SmashBurger!!”
See the video HERE.
*********She took 20 seconds to run the 100-meter race!! You could crawl it that fast!!
********Now it seems there was nepotism involved!! The chairwoman of the athletics foundation is a relative of the runner!!
******Just for comparison, a good time in the 100-meter race i roughly 10 seconds!!
STUFF THAT’S COOL AND VIRAL
VIDEO: IF SYSTEM OF A DOWN WAS FROM INDIA
A LIST FOR FRIDAY
What People Wish They’d Known Before Taking Out Student Loans
There will be life opportunity costs.
“Think about the age you’ll be when the term of the loans ends as the potential starting point for a lot of life’s possibilities. If you’re 22 when you graduate with a 15-year term, you’ll be 37 when you’re finally not making that monthly loan payment and might be able to afford other big expenses. Some expenses, though, like housing, may have to wait even longer because you won’t have been able to build up any savings while paying off your loans either. The life opportunity costs need to be considered as much as the financial costs.” ― Dominick Bagnato, writer and filmmaker
You don’t have to go straight into college.
“I would think about whether going to college right away is for me. I remember after high school, I wanted to volunteer abroad or take an internship overseas. In so many countries, it’s normal for young people to take gap years. I would tell myself to go the non-traditional route even if it doesn’t make sense to anyone else. I would tell students to take your time! It really doesn’t matter if you graduate in two, four or six years. Take your time as you adjust to ‘adulting’ for the first time. Also, you have the freedom to change your mind. If you don’t want to start college right away but want to start a year later, that is OK. If you have to take time away and come back, that is OK. This is your life at your pace.” — Dominique Jackson, journalist and travel entrepreneur
Your loans might limit your job options.
“If you’re going to college to pursue the arts, realize that internships and entry-level jobs are very important when starting your career. Think about if you’ll be able to choose those roles and still pay off your loans. If not, you might be forced to choose a more lucrative job outside of your field. That’s fine, but be aware of that. If you’re going to need to work while in school, you may not have time to also be an intern. If you have to pay off a large monthly amount upon graduation, you may not be able to choose a lower-paying job in your desired field (with more potential upside for your desired career) in favor of a higher salary in a field unrelated to your passion.” — Bagnato
Private loans are more difficult and expensive.
“I borrowed all the money I could for both my undergraduate education and law school. So by the time I started at my law firm, I had over $200,000 of student loans, and they were a mix of both private and federal, so not a great start to my professional career. I wish I had known more about how difficult and expensive private student loans can be and how hard they are to pay off. Now that federal loans can cover the entirety of a graduate degree, there are many more options for financing an education. And I think that’s a very good thing.” — Jessica Medina, lawyer turned accredited financial counselor
The big picture can be difficult to grasp at a young age.
“I wish I had known what it meant to take out debt. At 18, I didn’t have a grasp on my summer work money, so understanding the seriousness of taking out five-figure loans was beyond my comprehension.” — Aja Dang, YouTuber
Paying more than the minimum is key.
“Most importantly, never pay the minimum. This will keep you in debt forever. Pay above the minimum as much as you can so you can start tackling the interest and principal. Explore all your financial aid options first before seeking student loans, such as scholarships, grants, work-study programs and tuition assistance. Only borrow what you need, and be aware of interest accrual. I avoided paying my debt for eight years, and it added $50,000 to my debt payment plan.” — Dang
Don’t obsess over going to the top school that admits you.
“I would tell my younger self that going to a ‘good’ school doesn’t necessarily mean that you’ll get a ‘good’ job after graduation. Start saving money from your college jobs to pay a lump sum toward your debt after graduation during the interest rate grace period.” — Dang
Your plan for repayment should be thorough and realistic.
“I went to the best law school that I got into, and I paid through the nose for it. People ask me all the time whether I regret taking out so many loans for my education. And the answer is no, I don’t. My Columbia Law School education and degree opened doors for me, and I will always be grateful for my journey, even if I’m not practicing law anymore. All that being said, I do believe if you’re going to take out student loans, then you have to have a plan for how you’re going to pay them off while also balancing other financial goals and priorities. There are ways to do it, and it’s one of the main issues I help my clients think through, but you have to be strategic.” — Medina
Soak up all the opportunities this loan is affording you.
“I’m an advocate for higher education and still think it’s a great option. I think the connection and access college provided opened up a lot of doors for me. I would tell students to soak up everything that college can offer outside of a degree, especially the network of people it can open you to.“ — Jackson
The current system is not sustainable for many.
“I’d probably tell students contemplating loan options that this is unsustainable. Something is going to have to be done about student loans. So don’t be completely without hope. Student loans are enough of a problem that I think it will be a political and economic necessity to provide relief from them. I wish people were more in touch with the reality. Student loans my generation faces are nowhere near the small burden that was faced by boomers. And younger generations than me (I’m a young Xer) have it even worse. The situation has changed. We can’t buy houses, raise families and pay off our loans the way boomers can.” ― Angela Maloney, photographer
Ask yourself if it’s worth it.
“If I could talk to my younger self, I’d say, ‘Whatever you do, don’t go to law school and become a lawyer!’ I did it because law practice offers the ability to contribute to the betterment of our country and our world. But student loans meant that I could never do that type of work. I couldn’t afford to work for anyone other than big companies who had a lot of money to pay me so I could pay big companies for student loans for the rest of my life. They are a powerful way of keeping me beholden to wealthy companies. I’d warn students to think twice about whether an education is worth it anymore. I have warned quite a few students not to go to law school. The education was valuable. But it wasn’t anywhere near worth what the student loans have done to me and to my future.” — Maloney
The process is overwhelming. Remember to take a deep breath.
“Student loans are not inherently evil. They allow segments of the population to get access to educational opportunities that otherwise would not be available, and I think it’s important to make sure those classrooms are filled with all different kinds of people. And until education is affordable for all, student loans are often the only way to gain access. So I support measures to make student loans more affordable, both for those who took them out long ago and for the new generations just starting to pay for their education. And I’d love to see more people treating their student loans as just one piece of their overall financial circumstances rather than the most stressful line on their balance sheet. They’re not even the most important piece!” — Medina
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