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Born on this day!! Actor Ron Ely (“Tarzan”) is 85. Actor Stacy Keach is 82. Actor-director Charles Haid (“Hill Street Blues”) is 80. Singer Chubby Tavares of Tavares is 79. Film director Lasse Hallstrom (“Chocolat,” “The Cider House Rules”) is 77. Actor Jerry Mathers (“Leave It To Beaver”) is 75. Actor Joanna Gleason is 73. Actor Dennis Haysbert (“24″) is 69. Comedian Dana Carvey is 68. Actor Gary Grimes (“Summer of ’42”) is 68. Bassist Michael Steele of The Bangles is 68. Singer Tony Hadley of Spandau Ballet is 63. Actor Liam Cunningham (“Game of Thrones”) is 62. Actor Navid Negahban (“Homeland,” ″24″) is 59. Singer Merril Bainbridge is 55. TV personality Andy Cohen is 55. Rapper B-Real of Cypress Hill is 53. Actor Paula Cale (“Providence”) is 53. Actor Anthony Montgomery (“Star Trek: Enterprise”) is 52. Comedian Wayne Brady is 51. Actor Wentworth Miller (“DC’s Legends of Tomorrow”) is 51. Keyboardist Tim Rice-Oxley of Keane is 47. Actor Zachary Quinto (“Heroes”) is 46. Actor Dominic Cooper (“Mamma Mia”) is 45. Actor Nikki Cox (“Unhappily Ever After”) is 45. Actor Justin Long (“Accepted,” ″Dodgeball”) is 45. Actor Deon Richmond (“Van Wilder,” ″Scream 3″) is 45. Actor Morena Baccarin (“Gotham,” ″Homeland”) is 44. Singer Irish Grinstead of 702 is 43. Drummer Fabrizio Moretti of The Strokes is 43. Country singer Dan Cahoon of Marshall Dyllon is 40. Singer-songwriter ZZ Ward is 37. Actor Awkwafina (“The Farewell,” “Crazy Rich Asians”) is 35. Actor Brittany Curran (“The Magicians,” “Men of a Certain Age”) is 33.



1886 – Grover Cleveland became the first U.S. president to get married in the White House.
1924 – Congress granted U.S. citizenship to all American Indians.
1941 – Baseball great, Lou Gehrig died of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, ALS, a rare type of paralysis now referred to as Lou Gehrig’s disease.
1946 – In Italy, a plebiscite rejected the monarchy in favor of a republic.
1953 – Queen Elizabeth II of Britain was crowned in Westminster Abbey.
1997 – Timothy McVeigh was found guilty of the bombing of the federal building in Oklahoma City.
2003 – The European Space Agency launched the Mars Express probe. Contact with the lander Beagle 2 was lost in December.

Today Is: Curry Days, Doughnut Day or Donut Day, Horseradish Days, National Gun Violence Awareness Day, Leave The Office Early Day, Mike, The Headless Chicken Day, National Bubba Day, National Gun Violence Awareness Day, National Rotisserie Chicken Day, St. Erasmus Day, Yell “Fudge” at the Cobras in North America Day

Primetime TV (All Times Eastern)

CBS – 8:00 – At Home Videos  /  9:00 – Fire Country  /  10:00 – Blue Bloods
NBC – 8:00 – Hot Wheels: Ultimate Challenge  / 9:00 – Dateline
ABC – 8:00 – Shark Tank  /  9:00 – 2020
FOX – 8:00 – WWE Smackdown
CW – 8:00 – Penn and Teller / 9:00 – Whose Line Is It? /  9:30 – The Great American Joke Off

TV Talk Shows

Jimmy Kimmel: Will Ferrell, Colson “Machine Gun Kelly” Baker, the Linda Lindas (R 12/7/22)
Jimmy Fallon: Lucy Liu, Damson Idris, Bizarrap, Shakira (R 3/10/23)
Stephen Colbert: Janelle Monáe, Jamie Oliver, M. Night Shyamalan, Samuel L. Jackson (R 1/11/23)
Seth Meyers: Rachel Brosnahan, Matthew Rhys, Francia Raisa (R 2/28/23)
James Corden: Chrissy Teigen, Rose Byrne, Kat Radley (R 6/14/22)
The View: Neil Patrick Harris, David Burtka, Andrew McCarthy
The Talk: Dave Bautista, guest co-host Jamie Yuccas (R 2/3/23)
Live with Kelly and Mark: Amanda Seyfried, Dr. Jennifer Ashton
Kelly Clarkson: Rachel Brosnahan, Alex Borstein, Tony Shalhoub, Michael Zegen, Carey Hart, Thee Sacred Souls (R 5/4/23)
Tamron Hall: Kelly Rowland
Drew Barrymore: Abbi Jacobson (R 10/26/22)
Jennifer Hudson: Derek Hough, José Andrés (R 9/30/22)

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

QUESTION: What do you do when you’re 83, and your 29-year-old girlfriend gets pregnant? DEMAND A PATERNITY TEST!! Al Pacino did, and.. the baby is HIS!!


QUESTION: Is TAYLOR SWIFT the richest woman in music?? Nope!! With a net worth of $740 million, she’s NUMBER TWO to Rihanna’s $1.4 BILLION!! Wow!!!!!!!!!


QUESTION: Are they coming to PICK THEM UP?? A UFO hunter is showing pictures of a UFO very near Meghan and Harry’s House in Santa Barbara!!!! Oprah?


QUESTION: Ever get the feeling Somebody’s Watching Me?? AMAZON will pay $30 million in penalties after employee confesses to spying with RING cams!!!!!!!!!!
In 2019, a mother released this chilling video of a hacker talking to her eight-year-old daughter through a Ring security camera in her bedroom

QUESTION: Is there a problem here we should be worried about? Biden take a tumble at the Air Force Academy graduation!! Have a nice trip, see you next fall!!

Kevin Federline Gets Permission From Britney To Take Kids To Hawaii

******The kids agreed to go, as long as they don’t have to come back!!
******”Please don’t tell mom where we are!!!”
******Celebrity divorce is tough! When we were kids, dad just said, “Get in the car!” We said, “Where are we goin’?” “Just shut up and get in the damned car!! And grab my cigarettes on your way out!”

Kim Cattrall Is In For Sex And The City Spin-Off, But The Feud Is Not Over

*********She’ll be kept apart from SJP while she films a cameo!!
******She’ll be filming sex scenes, but they’ll be quickies!!
********No one knows why she feuded with the rest of the cast, but producers said, “They’re women!! Who cares??”

Kim Kardashian Says She’s Finished Being Kanye West’s Clean Up Person

*********Yeah… who wants to pick up HIS dirty socks??
*******So she’s tired of the scandals and the online hate! We say, “Just stop doing it!!”
********Kanye finally lost so much money, he became “dump-able!!”
********Under “Reason For Divorce,” Kim wrote: “He’s hurting my brand!!”

Billy Joel’s Longtime Residency At Madison Square Garden To Come To An End

*****This just shows how hard it is to evict someone in New York City!!
******He was there for The Longest Time, and now?? He’s Movin’ Out!!!
********He’s done 150 shows at MSG, which is.. a lot!!!
*******He’s done the most consecutive sold-out shows in the history of the venue!!

Did Freddie Mercury Have Another Title In Mind For Bohemian Rhapsody?

***********On his handwritten lyrics, the title “Mongolian Rhapsody” is crossed out (true)!!!
******Also, instead of “Mama, just killed a man,” the alternate first line was “Mama, there’s a war began, I’ve got to leave tonight!!”
*******The lyric sheet is part of 1,500 personal items from Freddie that will be auctioned off by Sotheby’s in London. It’s expected to fetch between 1 and 1.5 MILLION DOLLARS!!
****He should have called it “Floridian Rhapsody!!”
Queen's blockbuster anthem Bohemian Rhapsody was nearly called Mongolian Rhapsody, early draft lyrics written by frontman Freddie Mercury have revealed. The lyrics were written on stationery from the now defunct British Midland Airways in 1974, a year before the song was released



Loose Talk-(Us Weekly)

“I think it’s a great album.  Yeah, I feel safe.  Praying for John [Mayer].”-When asked what he thinks about ex Taylor Swift rereleasing her 2010 album, Speak Now, Taylor Lautner.

“I don’t know anybody that finds ways to stay as busy as she does, and it’s impressive and that’s why she’s been so successful……Me, on the other hand, I’m ready to watch some TV.”-On the difference between him and wife Gwen Stefani, Blake Shelton.

“I have crazy patience, but when you do push me over the edge, you’re on demon time, and you better run for your life.  It’s scary as f**k.”-On losing her temper, Megan Fox.



What song were you surprised to hear in the supermarket?
What is a phrase that foreigners use that you’ve picked up??
Have you ever had a championship season?? Sports? Job? Life?
Which brands of cars have the rudest drivers??



French Bulldog Rescued From The Kitchen Sink In Florida

**********He got his little paw stuck kin the drain!! Awww!!
****They sent out the entire fire department at huge expense to get him out!! Awww!!
********They had to take the drain out and use special tools to free his paw!!! Awww!!
******If this had happened in Mississippi, the owner would have said, “Sorry, feller, somebody’s losin’ a paw today!!”

URL On Maryland License Plates Redirect You To A Gambling Website

**********The URL,, originally pointed to The War of 1812 Bicentennial Commission!! Now it directs to a gambling website in the Phillipines!!
********The new website features 200 Filipino women wearing only spangles!!
**********The new site should offer to bet on who won the War of 1812!! Most people today can’t figure that out!!

South Carolina Man Uses “Nintendo” Duck Hunt Gun In Armed Robbery At The Kwik Stop

*********Yeah.. that’s a spray-painted video game weapon.
*****The clerk said, “Are you sure you’re not supposed to be in Florida??”
********How did it work out?? Well, he’s in jail now. 

Florida Man Arrested For Trying To Lure Children With Free Candy

**********What kind of candy?? ‘Cause maybe we’ll go with him!!
*****This is how Jeffrey Epstein got his start!!
****The kids wouldn’t follow him, so he picked ’em and started to leave!! Our dad would have said, “You can have him!!”








The 8 Worst Things You Can Do At A Hair Salon Or Barbershop


  1. Arriving Late

Among the stylists polled, the No. 1 complaint was customer tardiness. “A single late customer can create a domino effect on a whole day’s work schedule,” explained Viktor Holas, who has been a barber for eight years and currently works at San Diego’s Wise Barber. “This means that other clients will be forced to wait despite being there on time. It also puts more pressure on the stylist to work as fast as possible to restore the original timeline.”  Furthermore, “lateness can end up denying your hairdresser their usual 5 to 10 minutes of much-deserved rest in between cuts,” Holas said.  If you’re unexpectedly running late, call your salon as soon as possible to let them know. And when you arrive, be mindful of helping the remainder of the appointment go as smoothly and quickly as possible to avoid a backlog.

  1. Talking On Your Phone

“There are levels to this,” noted 12-year industry pro Yvey Valcin, who heads up Seattle’s Yvey Salon. If the call is important, such as regarding your children or work, try to make it quick and keep your voice low. “But if it’s just a casual conversation,” Valcin added, “that is not very respectful.”  If you do have to make a quick phone call during your appointment, don’t ignore your stylist in the process. “If [you are] asked questions about your cut or styling, reply right away” added Olya Iudina, a stylist for 15 years who is with New York City’s IGK NYC.

  1. Wasting Time During The Appointment

“After arriving 15 minutes late, a client had a phone conversation for 10 minutes. When they hung up, I had to tell them I no longer had time to cut their hair and they were furious,” recalled hairstylist Andrea Cottin, who has 13 years of experience and works at Portland, Oregon’s Propaganda The Salon.  If you have to interrupt your service to step away for an emergency phone call, don’t expect to “resume full service as if nothing happened,” said Justin Kafando, a New York-based barber with the Barber Surgeons Guild who has over 20 years of experience. To avoid delaying subsequent clients’ appointments, your stylist may have to rush or might not be able to complete the same services as if there were an uninterrupted appointment.

  1. Coming To Your Appointment Sick

Stylists agree they would rather a client call in sick than sit in their chair while spreading germs. In coming in contagious, you not only put your hairstylist at risk of getting sick, but the other stylists, clients and staff as well.  “If anyone contracts the same sickness, they’ll be forced to take a sick leave, and you’ll have unintentionally taken them out of business for a couple of days,” Holas said. “This also means canceling several days’ worth of appointments, which will be more inconvenient for us, and the clients affected by the cancellations.”

  1. Disrespecting Salon Property

When you’re at a hair salon, you should behave as if you’re a guest in someone’s home, which means respecting their property. Ricardo Rojas, a hairstylist for 30 years who has owned four salons including Ricardo Rojas Salon in New York City, recalled a time shortly after the salon was redecorated with beautiful new chairs. “[A client] was eating a piece of cake with her hands,” Rojas said. “She put the cake down directly on the silk chair so she could shake my hand. I was appalled.”  Another absolute no: Touching the stylist’s equipment without permission. “We take pride and really good care of our tools as they are expensive and must be in perfect shape to offer a perfect cut,” Kafando explained.

  1. Moving Around And Not Sitting Still

The way you sit in the stylist’s chair can impact their ability to do their job. A major pet peeve for hair professionals is when clients are “getting up every two seconds to look in the mirror,” Kafando said. “We know your hair doesn’t look great unfinished. We are getting there!”  Furthermore, a client who is “sitting crooked or constantly having their head down can make it difficult to cut and color the hair,” Cottin noted. If you’re looking down at your phone during your appointment, try to ensure that it doesn’t affect your posture in a way that’s detrimental to the stylist.

  1. Taking Advantage Of The Free Snacks And Drinks

Some salons provide complimentary refreshments such as coffee, tea, snacks or even alcoholic beverages. Of course, you may accept any refreshments you’re offered, but can you ask for refills? And is it OK to swing by the snack table more than once?  “More than one refill of alcoholic beverages is generally frowned upon,” Cottin advised.  “Refills aren’t usually on the initial budget and might end up being costly for your barber,” added Holas, who warned against “turning the refreshments corner into [your] own personal buffet.”

  1. Not Being Prepared To Tip Everyone Who Served You

While cash tips are generally preferred, many salons offer alternatives if you don’t have bills handy such as money transfer apps, ATMs or tipping on a credit card. If you’re happy with the service you’ve received, the stylists polled agreed that 20% of the cost of service is an appropriate tip for your main stylist.  “You should tip your colorist, stylist and the assistants if they were helping wash or blow drying your hair,” noted Iudina, who added that $5-15 is usually an appropriate tip for assistants regardless of the cost of service.


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