Born on this day!! Actor Piper Laurie is 89. Singer Steve Perry (Journey) is 72. Bassist Teddy Gentry of Alabama is 69. Actor John Wesley Shipp (“The Flash,” ″Dawson’s Creek”) is 66. Actor Linda Blair is 62. Actor Diane Lane is 56. Country singer Regina Nicks of Regina Regina is 56. Rapper-actor DJ Jazzy Jeff is 56. Celebrity chef Guy Fieri is 53. Actor Olivia D’Abo (“Law and Order: Criminal Intent,” ″The Wonder Years”) is 52. Actor Katie Finneran (“The Michael J. Fox Show”) is 50. Actor Gabriel Macht (“Suits”) is 49. Actor Balthazar Getty is 46. Actor Christopher Kennedy Masterson (“Malcolm in the Middle”) is 41. Jazz singer Lizz Wright is 41. Singer Willa Ford is 40. Actor Beverley Mitchell (“Seventh Heaven”) is 40. Guitarist Ben Moody of The Fallen (and formerly of Evanescence) is 40. Actor-singer Phoebe Strole (“Glee”) is 38. Rapper Logic is 31. Actor Sami Gayle (“Blue Bloods”) is 25.
THIS DAY IN GENIUS HISTORY
1905 – 500 workers were killed by the Czar’s troops in “Bloody Sunday” in St. Petersburg (on January 9 of the old Russian calendar).
1901 – Queen Victoria of England died after reigning for 63 years (the 4th longest among longest-reigning monarchs and the longest for queens).
1938 – Thornton Wilder’s play Our Town first performed publicly in Princeton, N.J.
1973 – The Supreme Court legalized some abortions in Roe v. Wade.
1997 – The U.S. Senate confirmed Madeleine Albright as the first female secretary of state.
Today Is: Answer Your Cat’s Questions Day, Roe vs. Wade 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
James Corden: Matthew McConaughey, Shawn Mendes (R 12/7/20)
The View: George Lopez
The Talk: Missy Peregrym
Live with Kelly and Ryan: Live’s Viewers’ Choice Show
Ellen DeGeneres: Charles Barkley
The Real: Kandi Burruss, Colman Domingo
Kelly Clarkson: Kristin Hensley, Jen Smedley, Cat Deeley
Tamron Hall: Raising kids during COVID-19
Drew Barrymore: Taye Diggs, Michael Symon
WHAT ARE YOU TALKIN’ ABOUT? Here are today’s PPM-Friendly Topics!
QUESTION: Why was she fired from her job at the TACO BELL drive through?? Because she does INTERNET PORN!! (She can really handle a chimichunga!!)
QUESTION: How can a Georgia sheriff’s department get closer to the people? They hired SHAQ as their community relations director!! He wants to BE sheriff!!!
QUESTION: Does money REALLY buy you happiness?? New study says, “YOU BET YOUR ASS IT DOES!!!” Yep, it’s “Mo money, fewer problems” for rich people!!!!!!!!!!
QUESTION: Where did Grumpy Ole Bernie Sanders get that outfit he wore to the inauguration?? Turns out he’s been wearing it for awhile!!! Now we know!!!!
Lil Wayne is feeling grateful for his presidential pardon from former president Donald Trump. He thanked Trump in a tweet Thursday after he granted clemency to him and dozens of others Tuesday ahead of President Joe Biden’s inauguration. “I want to thank President Trump for recognizing that I have so much more to give to my family, my art, and my community,” Lil Wayne, born Dwayne Michael Carter, Jr., wrote. “I also want to thank @bradfordcohen for working so diligently to secure another change for me,” he added, referencing his lawyer, Bradford Cohen. “Love!” Lil Wayne pleaded guilty to a federal gun charge in December following a 2019 incident at Opa Locka Executive Airport. The rapper was facing up to 10 years in federal prison. Lil Wayne celebrated his pardon by releasing the new song “Ain’t Got Time” featuring Fousheé on Wednesday evening. The song’s lyrics appear to reference the gun charges. “The feds, they hot on us, 100 on the thermometer / They raided my private plane, got one that’s more privater,” Lil Wayne raps, later adding, “FBI arrest me, why?”
********That’s a good defense: “FBI arrest me, why??”
******For a “white supremacist,” Trump sure released a lot of black folks from prison!!! Just sayin’!!!!
YOUR RAP NAME is the word “Lil” followed by whatever you’re allergic to!! For example: “Lil Peanut!!!”
Joe Exotic’s legal team says they are “disappointed” former President Trump failed to pardon the “Tiger King” star as he continues to serve a 22-year prison sentence. Trump issued more than 100 pardons and commutations early Wednesday as one of his last tasks at the White House. Private investigator Eric Love, who is part of Exotic’s legal team, tells Fox News he’s not guilty of his convicted crimes. “140 million Joe Exotic fans had a hard time getting out of bed this morning. We are as disappointed that [Trump] did not sign Joe’s Pardon, as we were confident [Tuesday] that he would. It is only because of you 140 million fans that Joe’s Pardon was even a possibility. Since his trial, the evidence has made it clear that Joe is not guilty but, rather, he is a victim of the persons he trusted most,” Love said in a statement. Exotic’s spokesperson added that his team — “Team Tiger” — on Wednesday “spent two hours on the telephone with Joe and listened to his Direct Appeal Oral Arguments by Brandon Sample in Colorado.” “We will not stop, we will not rest until Joe’s injustice is corrected,” Love vowed.
********Carol Baskin was so afraid he might get out, she bought a new meat grinder!!
*******Joe has now reached out to Queen Elizabeth to see what she can do!!!
*******He said he would go directly home and do his hair if he’s released!! (true)
Dustin Diamond of “Saved by the Bell” has been diagnosed with stage 4 small cell carcinoma cancer. Known for playing Samuel “Screech” Powers on the beloved coming-of-age sitcom, the actor’s spokesman, Roger Paul, confirmed his type of cancer on Thursday and also opened up about his current treatment. “Dustin has completed his first round of Chemo and his next round is being scheduled. He will also begin his physical therapy soon,” Paul said in a written statement. Diamond’s rep added that he is “looking forward to spending more time with his girlfriend, playing his bass guitar/video games, as well as making videos for his fans on social media.” Additionally, Diamond’s rep said he’s already begun receiving fan mail which is likely to lift his spirits. “We are forwarding the letters/cards to him to read in the hospital,” Paul added. For fans who would like to send a piece of fan mail to Diamond, Paul asked they be sent to Insurance King C/O Dustin Diamond, 127 N. Alpine Rd., Rockford, IL 61107.
*********Now we know why he’s not in the reboot!! All the best…
Alex Trebek’s fans proved the late “Jeopardy!” icon is sorely missed as the airing of his final episodes sent the long-running game show to the top spot of TV ratings for the week. Trebek’s friendly face and kind words of encouragement were displayed during the week of Jan. 4 when the show aired his last episodes, which were taped prior to his death. According to Deadline, the episodes resulted in this season’s most-watched week of “Jeopardy!” Overall, the show received a 6.6 household rating, a 29% boost from the week prior. The outlet also reported it was “Jeopardy!”s highest rated week since April 27, 2020. Trebek’s very last episode aired on Jan. 8 featuring a touching tribute to the iconic host. Deadline reports that the episode attracted its largest audience with an average 14 million viewers. The episode also received an 8.8 household rating, the show’s largest since the episode that aired the finale of contestant James Holzhauer’s incredible streak in June 2019.
********A fitting tribute to a great career..
“Bridgerton” is getting a Season 2. The historical romance from Shonda Rhimes’ Shondaland has been a worldwide hit since it premiered on Christmas. According to Netflix, it’s their fifth-most-watched original show, with more than 63 million households tuning in. So it’s hardly a surprise that Season 2 will start filming this spring. Set in the world of balls and petticoats in 1800s London, Season 1 followed the journey to a happily-ever-after between Daphne Bridgerton (Phoebe Dynevor) and the rakish Duke Simon Basset (Regé-Jean Page). Season 2 will follow Daphne’s oldest brother, Anthony (Jonathan Bailey). As romance novel fans told The Post, “Bridgerton” and its success have been a boon to the genre, which is having a moment in the sun.
*********It’s number one with “Women Alone in the House!!!”
*******Their only problem is keeping the sex scenes from being pirated by porn sites!! (true)
******The male lead (Rege-Jean Page) is reportedly in line to be the next James Bond!! (true)
Ripping The Tabloids (Throughout the week, we’ll give you the stories from that weeks tabs!)
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Hearts Melt For Snowboarders Michael B. Jordan & Lori Harvey-(National Enquirer)
“Black Panther” hunk Michael B. Jordan and Lori Harvey heated up their budding romance by vacationing in wintry Utah! “Family Feud” host Steve’s daughter, 24, and the 33-year-old actor posted videos from the same snowboarding spot earlier this month. But after splashing her previous romance with Future on social media, pals said Lori is keeping this one low-key.
It’s no longer in the stars for Soleil Moon Frye’s 22-year marriage to Jason Goldberg! The former “Punky Brewster” star, 44, and her producer husband, 49, who share four kids, daughters Poet and Jagger and sons Lyric and Story, have separated.
Making Moves-(Us Weekly)
After spending months in Australia, Zac Efron has no plans to return to La La Land, a source says. The actor, 33, who recently listed his California home, is “loving life” in Oz with girlfriend Vanessa Valladares, 25. Says the source, “He’s very happy with her.”
Still Making Hits-(Star)
The fifth season premiere of The Voice UK was a big night for coach Tom Jones, who performed and received a belated birthday message from pal Stevie Wonder.
Kim & Kanye: The End-(Life & Style)
Fed-up Kim Kardashian takes steps toward divorcing Kanye West. The signs were all there-from her missing wedding ring to his absence from the family’s Christmas pictures. For months, sources close to the pair have been whispering about the couple leading separate lives, with the rapper setting up camp at their Wyoming ranch and his wife remaining in LA with their four children. But now, it looks as though Kim, 40, and Kanye, 43, are headed for a permanent separation. On Jan. 5, news broke that she’s retained a divorce attorney-and has begun settlement talks with her husband of six years. “Kim wants to move forward with the proceedings as soon as possible,” reveals an insider. “She’s serious this time. It’s the end.”
Trevor Noah & Minka Kelly: Going Strong-(People)
The Daily Show host, 36, and the actress, 40-who were confirmed as a couple last August-“are still really happy and in love,” says a source. “They’re making plans for a future together.” He just bought a mansion in L.A. for $27.5 million.
Last Laugh-(In Touch)
“On this week’s episode of Catfish, we help Alec Baldwin find out if Hilaria Baldwin really is who she says she is.”-Nev Schulman.
“Vanilla Ice performed at a New Year’s Party where they were counting down to welcome in 1992.”-Paul Lander.
“After six years of marriage, Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are getting divorced. Or as Kim put it, ‘Kanye did not get picked up for a seventh season.’”-Will Presti.
Most Claw Machines
A video game arcade in Japan was awarded a Guinness World Record for the largest number of claw crane machine games in one venue: 477. Genda Sega Entertainment announced Sega Shinjuku Kabukicho, the company’s arcade in the Kabukicho district of Tokyo, was awarded the Guinness record after installing 477 “UFO Catcher” claw crane games in its facility. The arcade took the record from Taito Station in Fuchu, Tokyo, which boasted 454 of the machines. Sega Shinjuku Kabukicho, which reopened in late December, is dedicated exclusively to claw crane machines, with sections marked off according to prize categories. See the pic HERE.
********300 of those machines have toddlers stuck inside right now!!
TOPIC: Have you ever actually managed to get a prize out of a claw machine!!
********”Claw Machine” is our nickname for the Real Housewives shows!!!
Message In Bottle Travels Over 1,200 Miles
A message in a bottle that a Washington state teenager dropped into the ocean while sailing in the South Pacific was found two years later after floating 1,200 miles to Papua New Guinea. Niki Nie, of Battle Ground, said she was 17 years old when she and her family were sailing in the South Pacific. On Jan. 8, 2019, she tossed a message in a bottle into the ocean to commemorate crossing the equator on the way to the Marshall Islands. “We kind of did it as a commemorative, ‘Hey. we’re crossing the equator’ and just because we wanted to. Why not, let’s see what happens. It was kind of an adventure,” Nie told KGW-TV. The bottle was found two years later by Steven Amos, a ranger with the Conflict Island Conservation Initiative, who was cleaning litter from a beach on Panasesa Island, off the coast of Papua New Guinea. “For it to land in Papua New Guinea was pretty amazing because we have so many friends that still work there. So many connections, so many great memories,” Nie said.
*****WE found a message in a bottle. The message was, “You’re drunk!!!”
*****Niki just a bill for a $10,000 fine – littering on the beach!!
*****They had to dig it out from the million tons of plastic bottles floating around!!!
Couple Arrest For Filming Sex In Public
A South Carolina couple accused of having sex on a 200-foot-tall Ferris wheel is facing public lewdness charges in an incident captured on video – which police allegedly found uploaded to a porn site. Eric and Lori Harmon, both 36, were arrested on charges of indecent exposure on Jan. 16, court records show. Police found video of the duo having sex in a glass chamber on the landmark Myrtle Beach SkyWheel, in plain view of the public, according to local reports. The SkyWheel is a landmark attraction on Myrtle Beach’s boardwalk and is among the largest Ferris wheels in the U.S. Its seating consists of 42 glass-windowed gondolas, according to the company, and it’s advertised as an amusement ride for all ages. The wheel operator called the incident “extremely disturbing” and told local media that its officials were not aware of the event until seeing reports of the arrests. “These actions do not reflect our values, and we do not tolerate any behavior that does not coincide with our family friendly environment,” the operator told Myrtle Beach Online. They have been arrested on similar charges before, according to the outlet, allegedly having sex in a community pool, which was also recorded on video and allegedly posted to a porn site.
*******File this under “seemed like a good idea when we were drunk!!”
******The cops told them: “This is Georgia. You’re supposed to go south and do this stuff in FLORIDA!!!”
Sanitizer Guy At Inauguration
The true star of the inauguration was the man of mystery who wiped down the podium between speakers. The internet went bananas over the masked, scarf-wearing germ buster as he wordlessly protected the VIPs from COVID-19. It didn’t take long for Twitter to adopt the hashtags “Sanitizer-in-Chief” and “Podium Sanitizer Guy” with users trading jokes and posing burning questions about the covert Mr. Clean. And who could blame them? Viewers were mesmerized by the dutiful gray-haired gent who repeatedly whipped out his alcohol wipes before each luminary approached the platform. Admirers of the virus warrior such as @lia_d_mcdonald on Twitter quipped: “I came for @joebiden and @kamalaharris but I soon found out I was really there for podium sanitizer guy.” Others became obsessed with unearthing his identity and credentials. “How much does the Sanitizer in Chief job pay? That guy is really earning his keep,” noted @TheValster42. An initial investigation points to his appointment by the Sergeant At Arms, the top official in the US Senate in charge of protocol during the oath-taking ceremony. See the pic HERE.
********Did you catch it when he went over and put another fly in Pence’s hair???
******Sanitizing all those politicians?? That’s an impossible job!!
HOW’S YOUR QUARANTINE GOING? Here’s Liz Hurley’s!! You’re welcome.
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A LIST FOR FRIDAY
EVERYTHING COMING TO HULU IN FEBRUARY
12 Hour Shift (2/4)
9 to 5 (2/1)
Abducted: The Mary Stauffer Story (2/1)
American Psycho (2/1)
American Psycho 2 (2/1)
Crimes Of The Heart (2/1)
Damien – Omen II (2/1)
Did You Hear About The Morgans? (2/1)
District 9 (2/1)
Downhill Racer (2/1)
Employee of the Month (2/1)
Everything Must Go (2/1)
Florence Foster Jenkins (2/26)
From Hell (2/1)
G.I. Jane (2/1)
Gargoyles: Wings of Darkness (2/1)
Girls! Girls! Girls! (2/1)
Grosse Pointe Blank (2/1)
Happy Tears (2/1)
Haunts In Connecticut 2: Ghosts Of Georgia (2/1)
Hello, My Name is Dories (2/1)
Hitman’s Run (2/1)
Jane Austen’s Mafia! (2/1)
Jennifer 8 (2/1)
Josh Grisham’s The Rainmaker (2/1)
Logan Lucky (2/17)
Lost Girls and Love Hotels (2/15)
Mars Attacks! (2/1)
Me, Myself And Irene (2/1)
Mommy is a Murderer (2/1)
Ninja Assassin (2/1)
Only God Forgives (2/1)
Phase IV (2/1)
Shirley Valentine (2/1)
Some Kind of Wonderful (2/1)
Sonic the Hedgehog (2/18)
Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (2/1)
Star Trek III: The Search for Spock (2/1)
Star Trek V: The Final Frontier (2/1)
Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country (2/1)
Star Trek: Insurrection (2/1)
Star Trek: The Motion Picture (2/1)
Tempted by Danger (2/1)
Teresa’s Tattoo (2/1)
The Bellboy (2/1)
The Juror (2/1)
The Omen (2/1)
The Patsy (2/1)
The Prince Of Tides (2/1)
The Shape of Water (2/15)
The Shootist (2/1)
The Tenant (2/1)
The United States vs. Billie Holiday (2/26)
The Warrior Queen of Jhansi (2/16)
Then Came You (2/11)
Van Wilder: Party Liaison (2/1)
Walking Ned Devine (2/1)
X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2/1)
You Laugh But It’s True (2/1)
You’re Next (2/12)
You’ve Got Mail (2/1)
60 Days In: Season 6 (2/1)
Ancient Aliens: Season 14 (2/1)
Bad Habits, Holy Orders: Season 1 (2/16)
Bride & Prejudice: Forbidden Love: Season 2 (2/1)
Cutthroat Kitchen: Season 15 (2/15)
Dragnificent!: Season 1 (2/15)
Good Trouble: Season 3 Premiere (2/18)
Harrow: Season 3 Premiere (2/7)
Hip Hop Uncovered: Premiere (2/13)
House Hunters International: Seasons 139-140 (2/15)
House Hunters: Seasons 160-162, 164-165 (2/15)
Into the Dark: Tentacles: New Episode (2/12)
Keeping Up With The Kardashians: Season 19 (2/16)
Kings of Pain: Season 1 (2/1)
Married At First Sight: Season 10 (2/1)
North Korea: Inside the Mind of a Dictator: Season 1 (2/16)
Pawn Stars: Seasons 11-12 (2/1)
Property Brothers: Season 14 (2/15)
Snowfall: Season 4 Premiere (2/25)
Southern Gothic: Season 1 (2/15)
Spring Baking Championship: Season 7 (2/23)
The New York Times Presents: “Framing Britney Spears” (2/5)
The School That Tried to End Racism: Season 1 (2/2)
The UnXplained with William Shatner: Season 2 (2/1)
Witches Of Salem: Season 1 (2/15)
Available with the STARZ add-on
A Guy Thing (2/1)
A Haunted House (2/22)
Annie Hall (2/1)
Black Sheep (2/12)
Chain Reaction (2/19)
Curse of the Golden Flower (2/12)
Donnie Brasco (2/12)
End of Days (2/1)
Get Him to the Greek (2/1)
Into the Blue (2/1)
Kingdom of Heaven (2/12)
Manual Para Ninjas: Season 1 (2/1)
Max Winslow and the House of Secrets (2/1)
Men In Kilts: A Roadtrip With Sam and Graham: Season 1 Premiere (2/14)
Miles Ahead (2/1)
Peter Pan (2003) (2/1)
She Hates Me (2/1)
Slammin Salmon (2/1)
Sleepy Hollow (2/12)
Snowflake, The White Gorilla (2/1)
Starship Troopers (2/12)
The Cookout (2/1)
Tyler Perry’s Daddy’s Little Girls (2/12)
What Lies Beneath (2/12)
Zero Dark Thirty (2/12)
Available with the SHOWTIME add-on
How to Build a Girl (2/12)
Made in Italy (2/2)
The Rental (2/20)
True History of the Kelly Gang (2/6)
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