Born on this day!! Actor Joe Don Baker is 85. Country singer Moe Bandy is 77. Actor Maud Adams (“Octopussy”) is 76. Actor Cliff DeYoung is 75. Actor Michael Ironside is 71. Guitarist Steve Hackett (Genesis) is 71. Singer Michael McDonald (Doobie Brothers) is 69. Actor Joanna Kerns is 68. Actor Zach Grenier (“The Good Wife,” ″Deadwood”) is 67. Actor-talk show host Arsenio Hall is 65. Actor John Michael Higgins (“Raising the Bar,” ″A Mighty Wind”) is 58. Actor Raphael Sbarge (“Once Upon A Time”) is 57. Actor Josh Brolin (“True Grit,” ″No Country for Old Men”) is 53. Singer Chynna Phillips of Wilson Phillips is 53. Bassist Jim Creeggan of Barenaked Ladies is 51. Keyboardist Keri Lewis of Mint Condition is 50. Actor Jesse Spencer (“House”) is 42. Rapper Gucci Mane is 41. Actor Sarah Lancaster (“Chuck”) is 41. Actor Christina Ricci is 41. Actor Jennifer Stone (“Wizards of Waverly Place”) is 28. Actor Baylie and Rylie Cregut (“Raising Hope”) are 11.
THIS DAY IN GENIUS HISTORY
1554 – Lady Jane Grey, queen of England for nine days (in 1553), was executed for high treason.
1733 – Led by philanthropist James Edward Oglethorpe, the first English colonists arrived in Georgia, at the site of Savannah.
1818 – Chile formally proclaimed its independence from Spain.
1870 – The Utah Territory granted women the right to vote (revoked in 1887).
1909 – The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) was founded.
1912 – Pu Yi, the last emperor of the Manchu (Ch’ing) dynasty in China, renounced his throne following the establishment of a republic under Sun Yat-sen.
1973 – The first release of American prisoners of war from the Vietnam war took place.
1999 – The Senate voted to acquit President Clinton on charges of perjury and obstruction of justice.
2002 – Yugoslavian ex-president Slobodan Milosevic went on trial for war crimes.
2010 – The 2010 Winter Olympics opened in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. The games got off to a tragic start when a luger from the Republic of Georgia, Nodar Kumaritashvili, dies tragically in a crash during training run.
Today Is: Chinese New Year 2021, Darwin Day, Lincoln’s Birthday, Lost Penny Day, NAACP Day, No One Eats Alone Day, Oglethorpe Day, Paul Bunyan Day, Safety Pup 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 – Whose Line Is It / 8:30 – Whose Line Is It / 9:00 – Penn and Teller Fool Us
TV Talk Shows
Seth Meyers: David Duchovny, Elizabeth Olsen, Wright Thompson, Matt Cameron (R 2/2/21)
Lilly Singh: Mary Holland (R 1/28/21)
The View: Stephen A. Smith
The Talk: Magic Johnson, Cookie Johnson, Gloria Estefan, Emilio Estefan, Glennon Doyle, Abby Wambach
Live with Kelly and Ryan: Kate Hudson, Mariah Carey
Ellen DeGeneres: Ciara, Russell Wilson, guest hosts Garth Brooks & Trisha Yearwood
Wendy Williams: Melissa Gorga
The Real: Meagan Good, La’Myia Good, Yandy Smith-Harris, Mendeecees Harris
Kelly Clarkson: Sia, Kym Whitley, Matt James
Tamron Hall: Rooting for love: a look at how we show our love
Drew Barrymore: Regina Hall, Lana Condor, Jill Kargman
WHAT ARE YOU TALKIN’ ABOUT? Here are today’s PPM-Friendly Topics!
QUESTION: Should SPRINGSTEEN take notes?? TOM BRADY has the perfect response when he’s called out for being DRUNK during the victory boat parade!!!!!!!!!!
QUESTION: Why was GINA MORANO fired from “The Mandalorian?” Take a wild guess!!! Yep… she made controversial SOCIAL MEDIA POSTS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
QUESTION: Ever been on an ICY HIGHWAY?? Check the hard-to-watch video as a 100-car pileup happens in Texas. At least five people died. Drive carefully!!!!
QUESTION: Is it OVER??? Yes!!! The Gorilla Glue is off, and… SHE’S STILL GOT HER HAIR!!!! Tessica Brown shed tears of joy as the procedure WORKED!!!!!!!!!
QUESTION: Ever wonder how the ZOO ANIMALS are feeling about 2021 so far??? This GORILLA removes all doubt as he says, “YOU’RE NUMBER ONE!!!”
Taylor Swift released a new, re-recorded version of her song “Love Story” Friday at midnight. The original version of “Love Story” appeared on Swift’s 2008 album Fearless. She also announced that she has finished re-recording a new version of Fearless, which will be coming soon. The new version of Fearless, titled Fearless: Taylor’s Version, will include 26 songs in total including six tracks that were never previously released. “I’ve now gone back and recorded those so that everyone will be able to hear not only the songs that made the album but the songs that almost made it. The full picture,” Swift said on GMA.
*******In related news, The Beatles just re-did “Hey Jude!!!”
*******She’s not doing this for the money… it’s a public service!!!
*******If you buy the album, you get a free butt squeeze!!!!
Bruce Springsteen was arrested for DWI, reckless driving and consuming alcohol in a closed area months ago while at the Gateway National Recreation Area. Now, statements of probable cause show that he allegedly refused to take a preliminary breath test when first approached by a park ranger on site. “Springsteen refused to take a preliminary breath test (PBT), despite signs of intoxication namely after testing his gaze and walk and turn tests,” a park ranger named R. L. Hayes alleges in the document. Additionally, the ranger claimed to have observed the musician “consume a shot of Patron tequila” before getting on his motorcycle to “start the engine.” Hayes claims he informed Springsteen, a New Jersey native, that drinking on the park premises “is prohibited.” “The Patron bottle that the shot was poured out of was completely empty (750ml),” the ranger also writes. “I asked Springsteen if he was leaving and he confirmed that he was going to drive out of the park.” Hayes claimed Springsteen reeked of alcohol. “[He] smelt strongly of alcohol coming off his person and had glassy eyes,” the report states. The ranger continues that Springsteen “claimed that he had two shots of tequila in the last 20 minutes.” The ranger also said he “observed four out of six clues on the horizontal gaze nystagmus test.” He was “visibly swaying back and forth while I observed his eyes,” Hayes said. “I observed five out of eight clues on the walk and turn test. Springsteen took 45 total steps during the walk and turn instead of the instructed 19. [He] refused to provide a sample on the preliminary breath test.”
****In his one-man show, Bruce admitted that his working-class man routine was all an “act!!” (true)
*******Ah…. so he took the breathalyzer at the cop shop!! THAT’S why he tested so low!!
*******They asked him to say his name backwards, and he said, “Stringbean!!!!”
*******He’s a cowboy… like we’re a brain surgeon!!!!!
*******Why do great performers have to ruin everything by getting involved in politics??? (Discuss!!!)
******He’s in “the middle,” along with Robert DeNiro and the girls on The View!!!!
NEW SONG: “Born to Rum!!!!”
Kevin Hart’s former personal shopper has been charged with defrauding him out of more than $1 million. Dylan Jason Syer, of Long Island City, was indicted and arraigned in New York on Wednesday for multiple charges including grand larceny for allegedly making over a million dollars in “unauthorized charges and purchases on the comedian’s credit cards” between October 12, 2017, through February 25, 2019, a press release from Queens County District Attorney Melinda Katz states. “This defendant, who owned a personal shopper business, used legitimate purchases to gain access and then allegedly continued to charge the actor’s credit cards for astronomical sums of money,” Katz said. According to the press release, Syer allegedly charged approximately $923,000 on Hart’s card without authorization in addition to $240,000 worth of jewelry and watches. With the stolen money, Syer acquired a number of expensive items including five Patek Phillipe watches valued at more than $400,000, a Sam Friedman painting, over 20 collectible dolls, and two Louis Vuitton bags. A hearing is set for Feb. 17. If convicted, Syer faces up to 25 years in prison.
********It’s hard to be a personal shopper for Kevin Hart… you have to spend so much time in “Baby Gap!!”
******He’s a thief, but he DOES have impeccable taste!!!
******Maybe he can bring one of those Louis Vuitton bags to prison!!! His cellmate might like that!!!
*******Right now, our personal shopper is in the check-out line at the Dollar Store!!!
Meghan Markle has declared victory in her battle against the U.K.’s Mail on Sunday for invading her privacy by publishing a letter she wrote to her estranged father. On Thursday, Judge Mark Warby said Associated Newspapers misused her private information in five February 2019 articles in the British tabloid and on the MailOnline website, which published portions of a handwritten letter to Thomas Markle, after her 2018 royal wedding to Prince Harry. The judge said the duchess “had a reasonable expectation that the contents of the letter would remain private. The Mail articles interfered with that reasonable expectation.” The ruling is a significant victory for the duchess, who sued the publisher for invasion of privacy and copyright infringement. Associated Newspapers contested the claim, and a trial was scheduled for the fall. The duchess asked for a summary judgment to settle the case without a trial. At a hearing last month, Markle’s lawyer, Justin Rushbrooke, argued that the publisher had “no real prospect” of winning the case. Her lawyers say the “deeply personal” five-page letter was intended for her father alone. But the defense argued Markle wrote the letter as part of a media strategy to rebut a negative view conveyed by her father, and with help from the communications team in the royal couple’s Kensington Palace office. Thursday’s ruling means Markle has won her case on privacy grounds, but the judge said a “limited trial” should be held to decide some of the copyright issues.
**********”Dear Daddy, Whatever you do, do NOT sell this letter to the following editor at the Mail on Sunday!! Here’s his phone number!!!”
********Meghan is a private person. That’s why she has an agent and a PR team!!!
*****She’s staying behind when Harry goes to the Queen’s birthday party in London. She still hasn’t decided whether he can take his man parts with him!!!!
Rosie O’Donnell is having some trouble selling her $6 million Saddle River mansion. The New Jersey property has been on the market for the past five years — and still can’t find a buyer. She first bought the home in 2013 for $6.3 million. According to New Jersey property records, she decided to list the home two years later, in July 2015 for nearly $7 million. But with no offers, the former co-host of “The View” relisted the home at what would be an estimated $400,000 loss — that is, if she can sell it. Pegged as an English Country Estate, the home sits on over five acres of land. Built in 1928, the structure has since undergone extensive renovations. The six-bedroom, nine-bathroom gated home comes with a separate guesthouse, a basketball court, an elevator and an artist studio. Other amenities include a pool with a grotto waterfall, plunge pool and a jacuzzi spa. In 2018, the actress attempted to sell off most of her other real-estate assets, including her main South Nyack, NY, residence for $5.1 million — $200,000 less than her $5.3 million asking price.
******It’s tough when you’ve made all the floors sag!!
********You’ll have to hire an exorcist to go through the place!!!!
********Maybe it’s time for the house to burn down in a tragic “accident!!!!”
Ripping The Tabloids (Throughout the week, we’ll give you the stories from that weeks tabs!)
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Cloris Leachman, 94, Worked to the End-(National Enquirer)
Television and movie icon Cloris Leachman died of natural causes on Jan. 27 at 94-after a decades-long career she had planned to carry on despite her years. “Work kept Cloris alive, vibrant and happy,” said a friend. The scene-stealer from “The Mary Tyler Moore Show,” who went on to get her own successful spin-off “Phyllis” in the 1970s, started her career as a Miss America contestant in 1948 and enjoyed her breakthrough when she won a Best Supporting Actress Oscar for 1971’s “The Last Picture Show.” The prolife actress appeared in 287 films and television shows. In 2008, Cloris set the record for being the oldest contestant to compete on “Dancing with the Stars,” at the age of 82. “She has two more films coming out this year and would have done more if she could have,” a source said.
Adele Finally Single Again-(Globe)
Adele can finally say “Hello” to the single life. Sources say the Brit singer’s settled her divorce with ex Simon Konecki-nearly two years after their split. The 32-year-old songbird-who’s said to be worth a hefty $190 million-and the charity CEO, 46, separated in April 2019, seven years after the birth of their son, Angelo. Insiders say the terms of their agreement are under wraps because they opted to divvy up their communal property through mediation.
Breaking Her Silence-(Us Weekly)
Evan Rachel Wood has accused her ex-fiance Marilyn Manson, 52, of abuse. On Feb. 1, the actress, 33, revealed that the musician, who she was engaged to in 2010, groomed her as a teenager and “horrifically abused me for years.” Wood, who’s been vocal about being a victim of sexual assault, further explained she was “done living in fear of retaliation, slander or blackmail.” While Manson’s representatives have denied similar accusations in the past, as of press time, he did not respond to Wood’s latest allegations, but was dropped by his record label.
Brad’s Star Witness-(Star)
Oh, brother! Brad Pitt is looking at new ally in his vicious custody battle with Angelina Jolie. Sources say the dad of six, 57, wants his ex-brother-in-law, James Haven, to testify on his behalf. “Brad and James both share something in common,” says a source. “They’ve both been kicked to the curb by Angie!” An added bonus for Brad, should James, 47, agree to speak up, says the source, “He knows how much it will press Angie’s buttons.”
Blake & Gwen: Wedding In Paradise-(Life & Style)
Sweet escape! Gwen Stefani is planning the wedding of her dreams to Blake Shelton-and according to a source close to the couple, they have their hearts set on tying the knot in St. Barts. The No Doubt rocker, 51, a source says, “[Is inviting] twenty of their closest friends and family members, including her sons Kingston, Apollo and Zuma, and will be would be flown out by private jet for a three-day, $2 million celebration. They have a couple of venues in mind, like a 19-century Catholic church that’s in Gustavia. It’s one of their favorites-easily accessible and absolutely breathtaking. Gwen can totally envision herself saying ‘I do’ there.”
Jane Krakowski & David Rockwell: Dating-(People)
One week after a rep for Krakowski denied she was in a relationship with MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell, it was confirmed the 30 Rock alum, 52, is dating renowned architect Rockwell, 64.
Last Laughs-(In Touch)
“The release date for the James Bond movie No Time to Die has been pushed back for a third time. It’s been delayed so long the technology is going to look ridiculous, like, ‘Mr. Bond, your latest gadget is a phone…..that takes pictures.’”-Jimmy Fallon.
“It snowed in Malibu over the weekend. People were frozen solid in their yoga poses.”-James Corden.
“One of the Real Housewives of Orange County says she grew up in an abusive cult. And by abusive cult, she means she went to high school in Newport Beach.”-David Spade.
A North Carolina sheriff’s office said deputies ended up in an unusual “foot (and hoof) chase” when a runaway goat spotted wandering in the street attempted to elude capture. The Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office said two deputies responded to the report of a goat on the loose on Old Ocean Highway and they arrived to find the elusive animal running down the roadway. “This little nanny goat wasn’t too eager to be caught so subsequently a foot (and hoof) chase ensued down Old Ocean Highway,” the sheriff’s office said. “These two fellas managed to catch her and get her to safety. We hear it was quite the scene!” The goat’s owner was identified and the animal was returned home. See the pic HERE.
**********She was an old goat!! That’s why they caught her!!
******By the way, who hires a goat as a nanny??
********She was milking it for all it’s worth!!
Electric Porsche Break Speed Record
A driver broke the indoor land speed world record when he reached a speed of 102.65 mph in his electric Porsche at a New Orleans convention center. Leh Keen, driving an all-electric Taycan Turbo S Porsche, said the car’s quick acceleration and powerful brakes were crucial to setting the Guinness World Record for the fastest speed achieved by a vehicle indoors. Keen said the most complicated part of the record was dealing with the polished concrete floor at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans. “I didn’t really appreciate the scale of the record attempt until my first exploratory run. The surface is so unpredictable, so slick, that you have to have complete trust in your car,” Keen said. “It truly was like ice — and you’re accelerating flat out, facing a really hard wall at the end. Suddenly, even in a massive space like the one we had, it seems very small.” His speed of 102.65 mph was enough to beat the previous record of 86.99 mph, which was set by Finnish driver Mikko Hirvonen in 2013.
********We can’t wait ’till everyone in California has electric cars… in a state that has massive power blackouts every year!!
*******We’re kinda old-school.. we believe that the only electric part of your car should be the radio.. tuned to this station!!
******”If you aint pollutin’… you aint commutin’!!!!!”
Missing Cat Found 4 Years Later
A cat who went missing from his owner’s Texas home turned up four years later in an Arkansas neighborhood 600 miles away. Justin Brown, of Springdale, Ark., said he and his neighbors had been caring for a stray cat in their neighborhood for the past year, and recently he and his family decided to capture the feline and bring him to Lyon’s Veterinary Clinic in Tontitown. A veterinarian scanned the cat for a microchip, and he was identified as Carl, who went missing from Jason Ludlum’s Bay City, Texas, home four years earlier. Ludlum and his wife, Angi, said they have no idea how Carl ended up traveling from North Texas to Arkansas. Veterinarian Brad Lyon said Carl appeared to have been well-taken care of and was in good health. An Arizona family was recently reunited with their cat, Lexi, after the feline ran away from a campsite during a family trip to Oregon. See the video HERE.
********Cats just like to make drama!!!
******”I’m bored. Let’s how far away I can go!! That’ll freak ’em out!!!”
*****The cat is now writing her memoir: “The World Is My Litter Box!!!”
Congressman Upside Down In Zoom Call
A Minnesota congressman flipped the script at a House committee hearing Wednesday — accidentally appearing upside down on video in the latest in a series of Zoom fails gone viral. The fail by GOP Rep. Tom Emmer — seen upside down on camera during the House Financial Services Committee meeting — got quite a few laughs. “Will the gentleman suspend?” committee chairwoman Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) interrupted Emmer as he discussed job security during COVID-19. “I’m sorry, Mr. Emmer — are you OK?” she asked him as their colleagues audibly chuckled in the background. “I am,” he replied. “You’re upside down, Tom,” someone pointed out. “I don’t know how to fix that,” Emmer admitted. His mishap comes on the heels of Texas lawyer Rod Ponton — who inadvertently used the cat filter on Zoom during a virtual court hearing and then went viral. “I’m here live. I’m not a cat,” Ponton fumbled to the judge. See the pic HERE.
********What happens when you turn a congressman upside down?? All the bribe money falls out of their pockets!!!
*********Minutes later, Maxine realized that SHE was upside down!!
STUFF THAT’S COOL AND VIRAL
VIDEO: PILE UP ON ICY HIGHWAY IN TEXAS!
VIDEO: SLEEPING FARTING DOG MAKE THE CAT ANGRY!!
A LIST FOR FRIDAY
18 Tips From Celebrities Who’ve Been In Long-Distance Relationships
“You have to do the groundwork together, create the feeling of trust and safety so that you can spend time apart and do everything that you need to do and still feel tethered to that person, so that you can go on a journey together.”
“For every single night he’s away, he leaves me a love letter. Every single night of our relationship.”
“I fly wherever that is or I’ll fly home and hang out with the kids. We figure it out and make it work and a lot of compromise.”
“We talk a lot, we text a lot, we send each other photos of our toes — dumb stuff. I think it’s dangerous when you go into reporting mode, when you just kind of list things you’ve done that day. Sometimes you just kind of have to act as if you were with each other and not say anything terribly significant.”
“We learned how to sustain our relationship at a distance which is why carving out that time, making sure that we have Friday or Saturday date nights, making sure that it is not just a movie. Because you can’t talk at a movie, you can’t ask questions and look him in the eye so we usually go out to dinner.”
“Luckily there’s a lot of good technology for long-distance relationships now — when I was in college we didn’t have that technology. Video chat — the way you can see and talk to each other — has changed so much. And there’s something kind of hot about being distant from someone for a while.”
“I love it! I love my husband – but I also love myself. I can read a book. I can go for a run, I can eat messily. So it’s really great that you can have a partner that you don’t have to be with 24/7 – even when you’re married.”
“We talk. And yeah, we’ll FaceTime and she’ll come down and visit me on set. There’s times that a text is appropriate. Other times you need to talk on the phone. The problem with people texting all the time is that if you’re texting somebody everything you’re doing throughout the day, there’s no catch up. It removes the recap. I think that’s important.”
Nick Offerman and Megan Mullally
“First of all, we have a rule to never be apart for more than two weeks. We feel that a relationship, if one makes it their top priority, must take precedence over matters of locale.”
“I love to work. I’m addicted to working, clearly, and rather than holding that against me, Bryan loves it and he’s super supportive of it. He always tells people the main thing that he’s attracted to … is my ambition. So we have an understanding, we talk it out. It’s not always easy, but he’s supportive of what I’m doing and I’m supportive of what he’s doing.”
“I think it’s really important, especially in a long-distance marriage like we are a lot of the time, and with two very, very driven partners, that you make the most out of the opportunities you have. Obviously we’ve got means as a family, but when I think of the most romantic things I’ve done for my wife, I actually think they’re the times when I was just there. When I was there when she needed me as a father to our baby, or as a husband.”
“Patrick and I always have different adventures planned. A lot of air miles … You make it work!”
“I think we were able to really have so much time just to connect and we never went longer than two weeks without seeing each other, even though we were obviously doing a long distance relationship. So [that’s how] — we made it work.”
“I think the longest we’ve gone without seeing each other is like two to three weeks, because five days is already too much for us. So we always try to make sure to see each other … He’s a friggin’ trooper and always flying out here every weekend. [Or] every other weekend at least to see me if my schedule has been too busy to see him.”
“We have a rule. We don’t go longer than two weeks without seeing each other. It’s absolutely fabulous. I love it. We just meet in L.A. or New York. We meet in Paris, Miami. It’s pretty sexy.”
“He was supposed to go to Switzerland to write and instead, he had to [go to] England first and then, all of a sudden, [quarantine] happened. I have not seen him in so long and you don’t realize, we spend a lot of time on FaceTime, but now, it’s like, ‘Oh, my God,’ I just miss, you know, his physical touch. Just all of it. It’s been hard, really. This is the longest time.”
“I guess we’re not in the normal sense a normal couple because we’re not with each other that much. It’s really a long-distance relationship when you think about it. But for us — I can’t speak for other people or other relationships — but for us there’s just a lot of trust and enjoying the times that we have together and being present.”
“It’s been the best. I highly recommend it. He loves California, and I would never ask him to leave there and he would never ask me to leave here. Now, mind you, I go back and I shoot ‘Transparent’ and I’m there four or five months, so I’m there all the time, so then when I’m done there, I come back here and he’s flying here today, so we’re going to be together for a few days and then I’ll go back to California, so it really is this kind of supportive … we’re on each other’s team. There’s a solid, different kind of intimacy that comes about out of this and the support for each other and each other’s lives. I think people need alone time. I know I’m one of those people that needs that.”
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