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Born on this day!! Actor Don Murray is 91. Jazz guitarist Kenny Burrell is 89. Actor Susan Flannery (“Bold and the Beautiful”) is 81. Actor France Nuyen (“South Pacific”) is 81. Singer Lobo is 77. Actor Geraldine Chaplin is 76. Singer Gary Lewis of Gary Lewis and the Playboys is 75. Actor Lane Davies (“Lois and Clark”) is 70. Actor Barry Van Dyke (“Murder 101,” “Diagnosis Murder”) is 69. Actor Alan Autry (“In the Heat of the Night,” “Grace Under Fire”) is 68. Jazz pianist-actor Michael Wolff (“The Naked Brothers Band’) is 68. Actor James Read (“Legally Blonde”) is 67. Actor Michael Biehn (“The Terminator,” ″Aliens”) is 64. Singer-guitarist Daniel Ash (Love and Rockets, Bauhaus) is 63. Actor Dirk Blocker (“Brooklyn Nine-Nine”) is 63. Drummer Bill Berry (R.E.M.) is 62. Actor Wesley Snipes is 58. Country singer Chad Brock is 57. Musician Fatboy Slim is 57. Guitarist Jim Corr of The Corrs is 56. “Harry Potter” author J.K. Rowling is 55. Actor Dean Cain (“Lois and Clark”) is 54. Actor Jim True-Frost (“American Odyssey,” ″The Wire”) is 54. Actor Loren Dean (“Space Cowboys”) is 51. Actor Eve Best (“Nurse Jackie”) is 49. Actor Annie Parisse (“How To Lose A Guy In 10 Days”) is 45. Actor Robert Telfer (“Saved By The Bell”) is 43. Country singer Zac Brown of Zac Brown Band is 42. Actor B.J. Novak (“The Office”) is 41. Rapper Lil Uzi Vert is 26. Actor Rico Rodriguez (“Modern Family”) is 22.


1498 – Columbus arrived at the island of Trinidad.
1777 – The Marquis de Lafayette became a major-general in the American Continental Army.
1790 – The first U.S. patent was issued to Samuel Hopkins of Vermont for a process of making fertilizer.
1875 – Andrew Johnson, the 17th president of the United States, died in Tennessee.
1954 – Mount Godwin-Austen (K2), the world’s second-highest peak, was climbed for the first time, by an Italian team led by Ardito Desio.
1964 – The U.S. space probe Ranger 7 transmitted pictures of the Moon’s surface.

Today Is: National Avocado Day, National Get Narly Day, National Mutt Day, National Talk in An Elevator Day, System Administrator Appreciation Day, Uncommon Instruments Awareness Day, World Ranger Day

Primetime TV (All Times Eastern)

CBS – 8:00 –  Greatest At Home Videos  /  9:00 – Magnum PI  /  10:00 – Blue Bloods
NBC – 8:00  – The Wall  /  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 – Whose Line Is It?

TV Talk Shows

Stephen Colbert: Hasan Minhaj, Jason Isbell and The 400 Unit (R 6/16/20)
Seth Meyers: Colin Jost, Cristin Milioti, Nikki Glaspie (R 7/20/20)
James Corden: Daisy Edgar-Jones, Paul Mescal, Leslie Odom Jr. (R 5/13/20)
Lilly Singh: Lake Bell, Jason Clarke (R 11/4/19)
The View: Kerry Washington, Brigitte Amiri, Judy Gold
The Talk: Cedric the Entertainer, La La Anthony
Live with Kelly and Ryan: TBA
Ellen DeGeneres: Scarlett Johansson, Joel Kinnaman (R 10/17/19)
Wendy Williams: Mario Cantone (R 10/8/19)
The Real: Derek Hough (R 5/22/20)
Kelly Clarkson: Jon Stewart, Laverne Cox (R 6/30/20)
Tamron Hall: Michael Symon, Tim Love, Jessica Tom, Tabitha Brown (R 5/29/20)

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

QUESTION: Will she be CANCELED??? Ellen comments on “toxic workplace” allegations in a LETTER TO HER STAFF!! “These things will not happen again!!!!!!”


QUESTION: Is this worse than being CATFISHED? Lefty singles are afraid of being “WOKEFISHED” on dating sites by FAKE PROGRESSIVES!! No!! Not that!!!!


QUESTION: Can we spend a little more to get CELEBRITY PLASMA?? Now BRYAN CRANSTON reveals he’s survived COVID, and he’s donating his plasma!!!!!


QUESTION: Would you spend $2.7 million on a super car that’s NOT STREET LEGAL?? And, you CAN’T TAKE IT HOME? Lamborghini’s got it for ya!!!!!!!!!!!


QUESTION: HOW BIG was the “The Tiger King???” They made so much money, all the TOOTHLESS DUDES on the show were able to BUY NEW TEETH!!!!!!!!!

Emmy Awards Will Be Virtual This Year

This year’s Emmy Awards ceremony will be a virtual event due to the coronavirus pandemic, host Jimmy Kimmel and the broadcast’s producers wrote in a letter to nominees. “As you’ve probably guessed, we’re not going to be asking you to come to the Microsoft Theatre in downtown LA on Sept. 20,” the letter said. “This year, it’s still going to be TV industry’s biggest night out… but we’ll come to you!”  It added: “We are assembling a top-notch team of technicians, producers and writers to work closely with Jimmy Kimmel and with you and your team, to make sure that we can film with you (and loved ones or whomever else you choose to be with) at your home, or another location of your choice. We’re going to make you look fabulous — we’re exploring the cutting edge of technology to allow to use good cameras and lighting and look forward to working with you to produce your unique ‘on screen’ moments.”  ABC, which is broadcasting the show honoring excellence in television, also issued a statement about the unusual arrangements.  “As ABC and the Television Academy continue to formulate plans for the Emmys telecast, producers have taken the proactive step of reaching out to some nominees now to inform them of our intent to deliver a live show that is both celebratory and safe,” the network said. “We look forward to sharing information with you in the weeks ahead, as we solidify our plans for TV’s biggest night.”
********Fake entertainment deserves a fake awards show!!
******Wait a  minute. They’re sending camera crews?? Does that mean they’re telling the winners IN ADVANCE?? Shock!!
******Jimmy Fallon’s all ready to go!! Then he found out it was Kimmel!!!

Matthew McConaughey Releasing New Book

Matthew McConaughey has announced his book, Greenlights, is to be published on Oct. 20.  The Dallas Buyers Club and True Detective star tweeted out a video Wednesday, explaining that the book was based on journals he has kept for years.  In the diaries, he recorded “anything that turned me on, turned me off, made me laugh, made me cry, made me question or kept me up at night.”  McConaughey said he started digging through the journals and compiled what he thought would be useful or inspiring to readers.  “This is my sights and seens, my nices and means, successes and failures, stories, people, places, poems, prayers, prescribes and a whole lot of bumper stickers,” he said in the video.  The book is now available for pre-order.
*********The book also contains instructions for playing the bongos naked!!
*****As you read the book, each page detaches so you can use it for a rolling paper!!

TV Host Recalls Ellen Interview

An Australian TV host is speaking out about his “bizarre” experience interviewing Ellen DeGeneres for the country’s version of the “Today” show in 2013.  Among the complaints employees had about DeGeneres is that producers often had strict rules about interacting with her, which Australian radio host Neil Breen experienced firsthand in 2013 when he was trying to organize an interview with her while working as an executive producer on “Today.”  He explained that she was initially going to co-host the morning talk show, but producers kept changing the plans to the point where she would not even come to Sydney, where the show is filmed.  “The whole thing got watered down to, Ellen DeGeneres would do a sit-down interview, right?” Breen explained on 4BC, where he now works as a host. “We took the whole ‘Today’ show to Melbourne at our expense but she would do a sit-down interview with Richard Wilkins. So Richard Wilkins and I went to one of the flashy hotels in Melbourne, where this was all set up, just the two of us. Of course, because it’s the ‘Ellen Show,’ they controlled everything. So they controlled the interview seats, the lights, how it would work, everything.”  “We walk in and then the ‘Ellen Show’ producers, there was a lot of them, there was a lot of people there,” he explained. “Anyway the producers called us aside and said ‘OK this is how it’s going to work here this morning. Ellen is going to arrive at 10:15 and she’ll be sitting in this chair here and Richard you’ll be sitting in this chair here. Now Neil, no one is to talk to Ellen. So you don’t talk to her, you don’t approach her, you don’t look at her, she’ll come in, she’ll sit down, she’ll talk to Richard and then Ellen will leave and we’ll give you the thing.”  The host said he was shocked and questioned how they were supposed to interview her after coming all this way without looking her in the eye.  “I found the whole thing bizarre.”
******Doesn’t everyone do it that way???
*****Ellen has confused herself with someone who’s very important!!!
******Maybe she doesn’t want you to look her in the eye because she’s wall-eyed!!

Tiny L.A. Quake Shakes Up Celebrities

Kelly ClarksonKhloe Kardashian, and Chrissy Teigen were among the celebrity residents of Los Angeles, Calif. who were woken up in the early hours on Thursday because of an earthquake.  The earthquake began at 4:30 am PST and registered at a 4.2 magnitude, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. A smaller 3.3 magnitude earthquake followed shortly after.  “Oh man!! Wow that felt much bigger than a 4.5 #earthquake,” Kardashian, 36, tweeted based on an earlier estimate of the magnitude. “So scary! Sneakers and my flashlight by my bed.”  Teigen, 34, similarly said, “4.5!!? It’s always smaller than it feels. Anyhoo LA keeping it exciting, nature is crazy.”  Clarkson, 38, however, was just relieved that her two children weren’t scared.  “My children are in my arms and we are awake too early because of that earthquake but now they’re discussing how their ninja skills would totally help in this time,” she tweeted. “I’m just happy they’re more interested and curious about it and less scared. Hallelujah!”  Iggy Azalea similarly said, “Wellllll either there was an earthquake or a ghost just shook tf outta me while I was sleeping.”  Tyra Banks chimed in and said, “Whoa! I felt that earthquake, too! Woke me up.”
********Khloe was shaking so hard, her lip injections shifted!!
*****Kelly was our favorite!! “OMG, I’m holding my kids right now!! We woke up too early!!” Oh, the humanity!!
******Maybe the world is trying to shake these people off!!

Meghan Markle Racks Up Legal Bills

Meghan Markle has agreed to pay almost $90,000 in legal fees after losing the first leg of her court battle against a British tabloid, according to court documents.  She is in the midst of an ongoing legal battle with the Daily Mail’s publishers over a series of articles using a handwritten letter she sent her dad, Thomas, over his no-show at her royal wedding.  She lost an early ruling in May when the judge ordered her to throw out sections accusing the paper of “deliberately stirring up” and causing the rift — and last Wednesday agreed to pay the publisher’s costs for the hearing.  Court filings show she will pay the UK equivalent of $88,500.  News of the payout comes as Markle still waits for a verdict in the latest round as she battles to keep secret the names of five friends who spoke to People magazine in defense of her amid the public battle with her dad.
********This is why the royals don’t sue the tabloids!!! Embarrassing when you lose!!
*****Seems like the only Markle who got paid was her dad!!!
********She’ll probably wind up in jail before the whole thing is done!!

Amber Heard Thought Her Tesla Was Bugged

Amber Heard was convinced that “controlling” ex-boyfriend Elon Musk had given her a Tesla sports car that was bugged, according to court documents.  Heard’s family friend Jennifer Howell insisted in a court declaration that her late mother, Paige, revealed her daughter’s paranoid secret early last year, according to  “Paige shared with me while I was visiting [Amber’s sister] Whitney that Elon Musk had gifted a Tesla or multiple Teslas (not sure if it was one or more), but Amber found out that they were ‘bugged,’” Howell said, according to the documents obtained by the Mail.  The mom claimed that Musk, who was accused in court of seeing Heard while she was still married to Johnny Depp — was “controlling” during their affair, Howell reportedly stated.  In comparison, Depp was an “angel” or a “saint” to Heard — and the family wanted to see them reunited, Howell told Depp’s lawyers in a statement as part of his $50 million US lawsuit against his ex-wife.  “Paige also told me the reason Johnny and Amber broke up was because Amber was violent and emotional and loved Johnny so much that she could not control it,” Howell reportedly stated.  Howell — who was Amber’s sister’s boss — said she was “taken aback” by the confessions.
*********Sounds like Amber was hit by a “Depp Charge” of love!!
******She may have her love and hate mixed up!! It does happen!!
*******They were “nutty buddies!!”


Ripping The Tabloids (Throughout the week, we’ll give you the stories from that weeks tabs!)
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Hootie Singer Darius and Wife Beth Call It Quits!-(National Enquirer)

Hootie and the Blowfish singer Darius Rucker and his wife of 20 years have decided to “consciously uncouple,” they announced on Instagram.  Darius, 54, and Beth Leonard, 53, said, “Our priority will always be our beautiful family,” including kids Daniella, 19, and Jack, 15.  The “I Will Love You Still” singer proclaimed on their first date:  “You know that I’m gong to marry you, right?”

A Peace of His Mind-(Globe)

Former Beatle Ringo Starr flashes his signature [peace sign] gesture in front of his Peace and Love sculpture in Beverly Hills on his 80th birthday.

Things You Don’t Know About:  Jim Gaffigan-(Us Weekly)

Gaffigan’s film Most Wanted is in theaters and on demand July 24

  1. My father’s side of the family came from Ireland and were coal miners in Pennsylvania and Illinois.
  2. I was rejected from every college I applied to except Purdue University.
  3. I was a copywriter for an advertising agency. I fell asleep on the job and had to be woken up to be fired.
  4. I’m one of six children. Each of my brothers married women who came from families of five, and my wife [Jeannie] is the eldest of nine.
  5. I’ve appeared in more than 200 commercials.
  6. During the pandemic, my family and I have been streaming our family dinners every night at 6 p.m., so people who are quarantined and away from loved ones can have dinner with a family.
  7. My kids [Marre, Katie Louise, Jack, Michael and Patrick] drive me crazy but make me laugh so hard.

Think Pink!-(Star)

Beverly Hills, July 9

These boots [silver lame with 4 inch heels] weren’t made for [bike] riding!  Paris Hilton was typically over the top on a jaunt around her neighborhood with her colorful [pink] pooch, Princess.  Once considered the poster child for “being famous for being famous,” the hotel heiress has ultimately used her notoriety for good.  In addition to her impractical footwear, the Simple Life alum, 39, sported a tee from her merch line, which in recent months has raised money for Frontline Foods, among others.

Tyra’s Turn-(Life & Style)

July 15

At least one person is smizing.  Two days after Tom Bergeron announced his shocking ouster from Dancing With the Stars, Tyra Banks appeared on Good Morning America to talk about how she’s cha-cha-chaing her way into the TV ballroom.  Also replacing Erin Andrews, the 47-year-old will be the series’ first solo host.

Split:  Danica Patrick & Aaron Rodgers-(People)

The former race-car driver, 38, and the Green Bay Packers quarterback, 36, broke up after two years of dating.  They had moved in together and “loved their Malibu life,” says a source, calling the split “surprising.”

Last Laugh-(In Touch)

“Robert De Niro says coronavirus decimated his finances.  So I hope all of you are ready for Meet the Fockers 4!”-Sam Morril.

“Tom Cruise’s next Mission: Impossible movie will resume filming under quarantine exemptions.  The next impossible mission is to get a 58-year-old to figure out Zoom!”-David Spade.

“An anonymous buyer recently purchased an extremely rare copy of the video game Super Mario Bros. at auction for $114,000 .  Said the buyer’s wife, ‘Make sure it’s set to one player,’ before serving him with divorce papers.”-Seth Meyers.

“Disney World recently reopened with some changes to the park.  For example:  There is now a Snow White and the Six Dwarfs ride, because Sneezy’s in self-quarantine.”-Paul Lander.



Domino’s Cancels Free Pizzas For “Karens”

The New Zealand wing of pizza chain Domino’s has backtracked on a promotion offering free pizzas to customers “named Karen that aren’t, well, ‘Karens.'”  The promotion offered free pizza to women named Karen who don’t conform to the stereotypes of a “Karen” — a term that gained prominence online as a pejorative for White women who act entitled and insensitive in public, often in the context of racism or refusal to wear a face mask to protect from COVID-19.  The promotion called on customers named Karen to fill out an application, and 100 entries would be selected for free pizza.  Domino’s New Zealand canceled the promotion after sharp online backlash that called on the chain to instead offer free pizzas to racial minorities or people who have been economically impacted by COVID-19.  “We wanted to bring a smile to customers who are doing the right thing — Karen the nurse, Karen the teacher, Karen the mum,” the chain said in a Facebook post.
********Forget it. You can’t do anything now without a mob forming!!!
******Stay tuned for Domino’s new promotion: “Free Pizzas for Black People!!”
*****We dare ’em to say “Black Olives Matter!!” (Don’t do it!!!)

Alligator Invades S. Carolina Beach

Police in South Carolina said an expert trapper was summoned to a beach when a baby alligator made an unusual visit to the ocean.  The Pawleys Island Police Department tweeted video showing the small alligator attracting a crowd of curious beach-goers Tuesday when it put in an unexpected appearance in the sand.  “We had an unusual visitor to the beach a little while ago,” the tweet said.  The department said the alligator was wrangled by the local “Gator Lady,” Carolina Exterminators business owner Rachel Lankford.  “As a healthy juvenile he will be released into a natural habitat,” the police department said.  See the video HERE.
*******Why release him?? Do we NEED More alligators??
*******A real animal lover would be willing to nurse that baby alligator!!!
******What has four legs and one arm?? A happy alligator!!!

Man Reunited With Fake Leg

A Missouri man who lost his prosthetic leg during a rafting trip was reunited with his lost limb thanks to a Missouri State Highway Patrol diving team.  Mike Evans of Woodson Terrace said he and some friends were rafting on the Meramec River on Saturday when he and a friend decided to walk in the water for a while.  Evans said they came upon some deeper water and had to swim back to the raft, where he noticed his prosthetic leg was missing.  “When I pulled myself onto the raft, I noticed immediately that my leg felt lighter,” Evans told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. “Then I realized it was gone.”  Evans said he and his friends searched the river, but were unable to locate any sign of his lost limb. He said the leg would cost $27,000 to replace, and would be too expensive for him even with insurance paying a portion of the cost.  A Missouri state trooper heard about Evans’ situation and contacted him via Facebook on Sunday night to request more information so he could send a dive team to search for the leg.  See the video HERE.
*******They told him to give up, but he wouldn’t stand for it!!
******It’s tough being a foot shorter!!

Record Breaking Giraffe

A male giraffe at the Australia Zoo has been declared the world’s tallest living giraffe by Guinness World Records, standing at a height of 18 feet, 8 inches.  Bindi Irwin, whose family owns the zoo in Beerwah, Queensland, announced on social media that the giraffe, named Forest, has been officially recognized as the world’s tallest by Guinness.  “Our sweetheart Forest has officially made it into the Guinness World Records for being the tallest living giraffe! We are so proud of our towering guy, he has such a wonderful heart,” Irwin wrote in a Facebook post.  Forest, part of the zoo’s giraffe breeding program, has fathered 12 calves born at the facility, with another calf expected to be born soon.
*******So the giraffe walks into a bar and says, “The high balls are on me!!!”
*******The only drawback?? Sore throats are a b*tch!!!!








Released August 1

3:10 To Yuma (2007)
Four Weddings And A Funeral (1994)
Inception (2010)
Margin Call (2011)
My Bloody Valentine (1981)
Rain Man (1988)
Rustlers’ Rhapsody (1985)
Safe (2012)
Something’s Gotta Give (2003)
Spare Parts (2015)
Spider-Man 3 (2007)
Steel Magnolias (1989)
The Holiday (2006)
Top Gun (1986)
Beverly Hillbillies: Season 1 (Best TV Ever)
Beyond Scared Straight: Season 1 (A&E Crime Central)
Bitchin’ Rides: Season 1 (Motortrend)
Blood: Season 1 (Acorn TV)
Californication: Season 1 (Showtime)
Chesapeake Shores: Season 1 (Hallmark Movies Now)
Dusty’s Trail: Season 1 (Best Westerns Ever)
Fifth Ward: Season 1 (Urban Movie Channel)
Ice Road Truckers: Season 1 (HISTORY Vault)
Lego Jurassic World: Legend Of Isla Nublar: Season 1
Les Miserables: Season 1 (PBS Masterpiece)
Moveable Feast: Season 1 (PBS Living)
Riviera: Season 1 (Sundance Now)
The Berenstein Bears: Season 1 (PBS Kids)
The Teacher: Season 1 (PBS Masterpiece)

Released August 3

Dora and the Last City of Gold (2019)

Released August 5

Arkansas (2020)

Released August 6

The Peanut Butter Falcon (2019)

Released August 7

Jessy & Nessy: Season 1B *Amazon Original Series

Released August 10

Capone (2020)
Hard Night Falling (2019)
Lucky Day (2019)

Released August 14

Bernie the Dolphin 2 (2019)
Master (2017)
The World’s Toughest Race: Eco Challenge Fiji *Amazon Original Series

Released August 18

The Cup (2012)

Released August 21

Chemical Hearts (2020) *Amazon Original Movie
Clifford: Season 2B *Amazon Original Series

Released August 22

The Legion (2020)

Released August 28

Prime Rewind: Inside The Boys *Amazon Original Special

Released August 31

Primal (2019)
The Courier (2019)


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