Born on this day!! Actor William Daniels (“St. Elsewhere,” ″Boy Meets World”) is 96. Actor Richard Chamberlain is 89. Actor Shirley Jones is 89. Musician Herb Alpert is 88. Actor Christopher Walken is 80. Comedian Gabe Kaplan (“Welcome Back Kotter”) is 79. Guitarist Mick Ralphs of Bad Company and of Mott The Hoople is 79. Actor Rhea Perlman (“Cheers”) is 75. Actor Ed Marinaro (“Hill Street Blues,” ″Sisters”) is 73. Guitarist Angus Young of AC/DC is 68. Bassist Bob Crawford of The Avett Brothers is 52. Actor Ewan McGregor is 52. Actor Erica Tazel (“Queen Sugar,” “The Good Fight”) is 48. Rapper Tony Yayo is 45. Actor-musician Kate Micucci (“Raising Hope,” comedy duo Garfunkel and Oates) is 43. Actor Brian Tyree Henry (“Atlanta” ″Book of Mormon”) is 41. Actor Melissa Ordway (“The Young and the Restless”) is 40. Jazz trumpeter Christian Scott is 40. Guitarist Jack Antonoff of Bleachers (and of fun.) is 39. Actor Jessica Szohr (“Gossip Girl”) is 38.
THIS DAY IN GENIUS HISTORY
1492 – Queen Isabella and King Ferdinand of Spain expelled Jews who would not accept Christianity.
1889 – The Eiffel Tower in Paris officially opened.
1918 – Daylight Saving Time went into effect in the United States.
1917 – The United States took possession of the Virgin Islands.
1949 – Newfoundland became Canada’s tenth province.
1959 – The Dalai Lama, fleeing Chinese repression of an uprising in Tibet, arrived at the Indian border and was granted political asylum.
1968 – President Lyndon Johnson announced that he would not run for re-election.
1995 – Major League Baseball players agreed to end the sport’s longest strike in history after a judge ordered a preliminary injunction against team owners.
2005 – Terry Schiavo died 13 days after her feeding tube was removed.
Today Is: Anesthesia Tech Day, Bunsen Burner Day, Cesar Chavez Day, International Hug A Medielvalist Day, International Transgender Day of Visibility, National Crayon Day, National “She’s Funny That Way” Day, Starbucks Day, Take Down Tobacco Day, Terri’s Day, World Backup Day
TODAY ON TV!
Primetime TV (All Times Eastern)
CBS – 8:00 – SWAT / 9:00 – Fire County / 10:00 – Blue Bloods
NBC – 8:00 – Lopez v Lopez / 8:30 – Grand Crew / 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?
TV Talk Shows
Jimmy Fallon: Chris Pratt, Elizabeth Vargas, Maisie Peters
Seth Meyers: Ike Barinholtz, Melissa Barrera, Margaret Atwood, Urian Hackney (R 3/7/23)
James Corden: Jamie Lee Curtis, Nate Bargatze, the Scarlet Opera (R 2/28/23)
The View: Brooke Shields
The Talk: Kane Brown, Jordan Davis, guest co-hosts Joanna Garcia Swisher & Morris Chestnut
Live with Kelly and Ryan: Taron Egerton, Heather Graham, guest co-host Katie Lowes
Kelly Clarkson: Kevin Bacon, Kyra Sedgwick, John Owen Lowe, Bianca Belair, Cody Rhodes
Tamron Hall: Kristen Kish, Daniel Thomas, Fariyal Abdullahi
Drew Barrymore: John Legend, Tabitha Brown, Karla Welch
Jennifer Hudson: Ashley Park, Jabari Banks
WHAT ARE YOU TALKIN’ ABOUT? Here are today’s PPM-Friendly Topics!
QUESTION: Can getting MORE SLEEP prevent you from getting a BEER BELLY?? Yes it can, and here is the amount of sleep time that would be just right for YOU!!! (Good luck if you’re doing a radio morning show!!!!!)
QUESTION: Is there someone LIVING IN YOUR GARAGE?? This woman didn’t think so, until she started to move out and found out SOMEONE WAS IN THERE!!! And some people think she was cruel to kick her out!!!!!
QUESTION: What makes this 14-year-old kid SPECIAL?? Well.. he’s a high school freshman who is 6′ 10″ tall, and wears a record-breaking SIZE 23 SHOE!!! The football coach zeroed in on him right away!!! (ya think?)
QUESTION: Do you ALWAYS wash your hands after using the bathroom?? This woman NEVER does, and she even FAKES IT when guests are over!! The Internet immediately went after her!!! Check it out!!!!!!!!
QUESTION: How will YOU celebrate turning 80?? He did it by CLIMBING MT. FUJI!!! Now he’s taken up SURFING at the age of 90, and he’s planning to HANG TEN WHEN HE’S 100!!! Some people just NEVER QUIT!!!!!!
Mama June Shannon’s daughter Anna “Chickadee” Cardwell has been diagnosed with cancer. The 28-year-old, who is Shannon’s eldest daughter, was diagnosed with stage 4 adrenal carcinoma in January, the outlet said. The cancer was discovered in her liver, kidney and lung following a series of tests after Anna complained about experiencing stomach aches. Anna — who appeared alongside her mother, 43, and sister Alana “Honey Boo Boo” Thompson in TLC’s Toddlers & Tiaras and later, Here Comes Honey Boo Boo — reportedly underwent her first round of chemotherapy last month. A source told TMZ, which first reported the news, that Anna’s family are “very hopeful” she will pull through the diagnosis. Doctors are reportedly waiting to see how she reacts to the chemotherapy before they make any further decisions. Anna’s father is Mama June’s ex-boyfriend David Dunn, who never joined the family on reality TV.
A Scott Pilgrim anime is on the way from Netflix starring Michael Cera, Chris Evans, Brie Larson, and all of the original movie cast as voice actors. A casting announcement trailer released on YouTube finally confirmed the long-rumored series, and alongside a familiar background and sound, a ton of familiar names popped up on screen. Cera is returning as Scott Pilgrim and Mary Elizabeth Winstead is back as Ramona Flowers, alongside Mark Webber as Stephen Stills (he’s the talent), Alison Pill as Kim Pine, Johnny Simmons as Young Neil, Anna Kendrick as Stacey Pilgrim, Ellen Wong as Knives Chau, Aubrey Plaza as Julie Powers, Larson as Envy Adams, and Kieran Culkin as Wallace Wells. The show will also feature at least a few evil exes, as Evans is back as Lucas Lee alongside Satya Bhabha as Matthew Patel, Brandon Routh as Todd Ingram, Mae Whitman as Roxy Richter, and Jason Schwartzman as Gideon Graves. The original Scott Pilgrim film was released in 2010 and became a fan favorite thanks to its completely over the top storyline, ridiculous characters, and snappy humor.
*******Do you realize what this means?? Neither do we.
Hugh Grant has shared what film he would scrub from his IMDb page. He appeared on The Late Late Show With James Corden on Wednesday, where he took part in the ‘Spill Your Guts or Fill Your Guts’ segment opposite his Dungeons & Dragons: Honour Among Thieves co-star Chris Pine. During the segment where contestants have to either answer a personal question or eat questionable food placed in front of them, Grant was asked which film he would remove from his IMDb page. With the option of eating a “worm and mayonnaise shepherd’s pie”, Grant replied: “The thing is, I would happily shred my CV because I specialized in being bad for decades really.” He added: “As you know, as someone in the industry, it’s one thing for me to say that I was bad, but I can’t bring down the rest of the wonderful colleagues who worked with me on any film by saying it was bad, so that’s my dilemma.” After a slight pause, Grant said: “The Lady And The Highwayman. Mid-Eighties, film made for television. I’m a highwayman, I’m meant to be sexy, low-budget, bad wig, bad hat. I look like Deputy Dawg. “When I’m tense, my voice goes up two octaves so Deputy Dawg would come leaping out of trees when a carriage went past and go, ‘Stand and deliver!’ And, it’s poor.” Released in 1989, The Lady And The Highwayman starred Grant as Silver Blade opposite Lysette Anthony as Lady Panthea Vyne.
*********Weird… we were thinking he might say, “Bridget Jones’ Diary!!!”
******His real biggest regret is Divine Brown!! (Look it up)
Prince Harry risks forfeiting any chance of reconciling with the royal family if he skips King Charles III’s coronation in May, according to royal expert Alexander Larman. “If he [doesn’t] go to the coronation, he’s essentially saying, ‘I am not gonna have any relationship with my family ever again,’” the journalist exclusively told Us Weekly on Wednesday, March 29, while promoting his book The Windsors at War: The King, His Brother and a Family Divided, which hits shelves on April 18. Larman added that he’d be “amazed” if the Duke of Sussex, 38, doesn’t attend the event despite his and wife Meghan Markle’s rocky relationship with the royal family.
**********He should go over and kiss his dad’s butt!! He’s got all the money!!!
*****Our advice to Harry: You should turn on Meghan, before she turns on you!!!
******It’s really over when he changes his name to “Harry Markle!!”
Jennifer Aniston believes comedy is tough to do now, and cited how young people are now viewing “Friends” as a clear example. “There’s a whole generation of people, kids, who are now going back to episodes of ‘Friends’ and find them offensive,” Aniston told the Associated Foreign Press (via Yahoo!), while promoting her latest movie, Netflix’s “Murder Mystery 2.” “There were things that were never intentional and others, well, we should have thought it through,” Aniston continued. “But I don’t think there was a sensitivity like there is now.” “Comedy has evolved, movies have evolved,” Aniston said. “Now it’s a little tricky because you have to be very careful, which makes it really hard for comedians, because the beauty of comedy is that we make fun of ourselves, make fun of life.” “You could joke about a bigot and have a laugh,” she added. “That was hysterical. And it was about educating people on how ridiculous people were, and now we’re not allowed to do that.” Aniston isn’t the first to address the apparent challenges of doing comedy in modern times. Legendary comic Rowan Atkinson, known best for playing Mr. Bean, compared today’s climate to a “medieval mob looking for someone to burn” while Seth Rogen has advised that if you’re a comic whose material has aged badly, just “accept it.”
*********Comedians are facing a generation now that sincerely believes they are qualified to judge everyone, not just those who are alive now, but everyone who ever lived!!
*******What’s woke and funny? Nothing.
*****If “Friends” is offensive, they will NEVER bring back “In Living Color!!”
Metallica, AC/DC, Guns N’ Roses, Tool, Iron Maiden, and Ozzy Osbourne have announced a three-day mega-concert at the Empire Polo Field in Indio, California, from October 6-8. The event is called Power Trip, which is a reference to the 2016 mega-concert Desert Trip and not an homage to the late Riley Gale’s beloved Texas thrash metal band. The artists all teased the festival’s announcement on social media earlier in the week. Desert Trip in 2016 featured Bob Dylan, Paul McCartney, the Rolling Stones, Neil Young, Roger Waters, and the Who. Like Desert Trip, Power Trip is being put on by Goldenvoice. Power Trip will take place at the same location as the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival. Coachella 2023 is taking place from April 14-16 and April 21-23 with headliners Frank Ocean, Bad Bunny, and Blackpink. Earlier this year, Ozzy Osbourne canceled some European tour dates and suggested that he was done touring for good due to a spine injury. He left the door open, however, for events like Power Trip that do not require extensive travel. “My team is currently coming up with ideas for where I will be able to perform without having to travel from city to city and country to country,” he explained.
*********There’s gonna be a lot of guys there with bald spots and pony tails!!!
*****We’re trying to figure out how many of these guys will even MAKE it to October!!
****These bands are so old they really don’t go on tour… they just sort of “wander off!!!!”
FRIDAY TOPIC: “Five seconds to Beg and Plead for …. tickets!!!!!!”
Ripping The Tabloids (Throughout the week, we’ll give you the stories from that weeks tabs!)
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Last Laughs-(In Touch)
“The Las Vegas mansion that belonged to late illusionists Siegried & Roy went up for sale $3 million. It would have been $4 million, but you know….they had cats.”-Seth Meyers.
“Over half a dozen sheep escaped a slaughterhouse in New Jersey. It happened because the official in charge of counting them kept falling asleep.”-Stephen Colbert.
“You can now rent the ranch from Season 3 of Yellowstone for $3000 a night. That said, you do have to provide your own family drama.”-James Corden.
Loose Horses Lead Chase
An animal control officer and police from two departments teamed up in Pennsylvania to wrangle a pair of loose horses that went trotting through the streets of a town. The Hulmeville Borough Police Department said Officer Ryan Gaffney worked together with Penndel Borough Police Chief Sean Perry, a Middletown animal control officer and nearly a dozen members of the public when the two horses were spotted wandering loose near the Hulmeville Inn. Gaffney contacted the suspected owner of the hoses, who confirmed his retired thoroughbred racers had escaped their pen. The horses led their would-be captors on a chase through town for about 30 minutes before their owner was able to lure them with treats, allowing the pursuers to put the equines’ bridals on and lead them back home. See the video HERE.
******They were just horsin’ around!!!!
******Now they’re saddled with a police record!!!
******These horses are very popular!! They came out #1 in a gallop poll!!
Florida Man Hides In Attic Insulation
A Florida man who broke into a home Sunday hid in a pile of construction insulation before he was arrested by responding officers. Bruce Davis allegedly broke into a home in North Fort Myers in an attempted residential robbery and was still inside the property when deputies arrived on the scene, the Lee County Sheriff’s Office said. The sheriff joked that Davis, 44, got himself “stuck in an itchy situation” in a press release about the encounter. The would-be burglar climbed into the house’s attic and buried himself under the itchy insulation while officers searched the home. The sheriff’s office shared a photo of the insulation debris with two hands sticking straight out. Another photo shows Davis standing with white insulation residue covering his clothes, hair and beard. Davis reportedly pressed his face against the air duct system in the attic to breathe fresh air while buried, according to the sheriff’s report. When deputies entered the home, they heard footsteps in the attic above them and found a 5-gallon bucket under an access point to the attic as well as insulation debris on the floor. Deputies and a K-9 unit went into the attic and found him hiding underneath the insulation. They arrested him for burglary and resisting an officer.
*********On the bright side: he was very warm!!!
*******Some people just aren’t cut out for a life of crime!!
Man Mistakenly Orders 60 Reading Glasses
A man mistakenly ordered 60 pairs of reading glasses after thinking he might have ordered 10 or 12. Chris Arnold posted an image of his dad on social media with the stacks of boxes of glasses next to him. The post has since gone viral on Twitter and accumulated over two million views. “My dad has accidentally bought 60 pairs of reading glasses off the internet after misreading the quantity of his order,” the tweet read. Tom Arnold, from Perranporth, Cornwall, thought he had ordered 10 or 12 pairs of reading glasses but was surprised to see the amount that had been delivered to his home on Sunday. Speaking on BBC’s Anita Rani sits in, Tom was asked how he managed to buy so many pairs, and he replied: “I meant to buy 10. “My wife and I often lose our reading glasses, so we buy a few and just leave them around the house and I accidentally clicked on 12 sets of five, so that was 60.” Asked if he had his glasses on when putting the order in, Tom replied: “Well, I thought I did, but trying to remember back, I might not have had them on.” Tom said he’s had a good laugh about it with family and friends after the mishap occurred and that he plans to keep 10 and return the other 50.
*********He DOES have the perfect excuse!!!
****He’s like the deaf guy calling the hearing aid store!!
STUFF THAT’S COOL AND VIRAL
VIDEO: ANOTHER TRAILER FOR THE FINAL SEASON OF “BARRY”
VIDEO: INSTANT KARMA ON ICY STEPS.
A LIST FOR FRIDAY
These Common Phrases Are Actually Fat-Shaming
‘You’ve lost weight! You look great.’
“‘You lost weight, you look great’ is an automatic response that a lot of us give, but it also implies the person didn’t look great before,” said Christine Byrne, an eating disorder dietitian and the owner of Ruby Oak Nutrition in Raleigh, North Carolina. “And that they look better just because they’re smaller, so that’s problematic.” Byrne added that first, you shouldn’t comment on someone’s body size; second, it’s just inappropriate to say to someone without any context. “There are all kinds of reasons people lose weight, and a lot of them are bad,” she said. The person could have an acute illness, could have an eating disorder, could be battling a serious illness that is causing weight loss or could be suffering from extreme anxiety that impacts their eating habits, Byrne added. According to Ivy Felicia, a body image expert and certified wellness coach in Washington, D.C., an all-time popular phrase is telling someone they’re beautiful to console them if they say they’re fat. But it ends up being a backhanded compliment, even when it’s not meant that way. “It’s basically separating fat from value,” Felicia said. Fat and beautiful “can co-exist at the same time in the same body in the same being,” but this reaction implies that isn’t possible. Another version of this is when a fat person refers to themselves as fat, and the response from a friend is, “oh, you’re not fat,” Osborn said. “Well, I’m clearly fat, so what you are telling me is ‘don’t say that horrible thing about yourself,’ and what I’m telling you is ’it’s not a horrible thing about myself, it’s just one of the many things that I am,’” Osborn added. This is a way that “people nice their way into an unintended insult,” Osborn said.
‘I’m having a cheat day.’
Diet culture is everywhere. It’s hard to go on social media and not find an influencer touting a new green juice or diet pill, and it’s hard to go to the grocery store without being bombarded by “healthier” low-calorie, low-carb food options. One term that comes straight from diet culture is “cheat day,” according to Osborn. A cheat day is “the idea that there’s a universally right way to eat and you can have a special day to be ‘bad,’” Osborn said. “It’s applying moralistic language to eating.” Moreover, “cheat day” implies you can only have one day like this. Otherwise, you’ll get fat, Osborn added. “It’s a really troubling phrase,” she said.
‘I’m going to be bad and have this cookie.’
“In our modern world, we’re not thinking about how all of the ways that we think about [food and weight] comes from this really gross history of intentionally trying to position one community against another,” Osborn said. Going back to the racist idealogy behind anti-fat attitudes, Osbon said this phrase means “I’m not going to be like ‘those people’” by eating a cookie, slice of pizza, cupcake or whatever the “unhealthy” food item is. It’s not “bad” to consume what you want, and you should stop yourself from thinking that way. Food doesn’t have a moral value.
‘At least you’ll be skinny after being sick.’
Have you ever had a stomach bug or another illness and heard someone say, “at least you’ll feel skinny tomorrow?” You probably have. Or you may even think this to yourself when battling the flu or a cold. Tegan Lecheler, a member-at-large with the National Association to Advance Fat Acceptance, said this phrase she’s heard after someone has the flu or even COVID. It’s a problematic phrase for a multitude of reasons, Lecheler noted, but “ultimately, those are illnesses that can have really severe effects on your well-being long-term.” This is a thought pattern engrained in our culture, and “feeling skinny” after a mild sickness is almost considered the upside of getting sick, which is hugely problematic. No one should have to suffer in any capacity to achieve a made-up societal standard of beauty.
‘I feel fat.’
How often have you heard someone say they “feel fat”? Probably pretty frequently, and this is not OK. “Body size is not a feeling, it is a physicality,” Osborn said. So, when you say you “feel fat” (which is an all-too-common phrase), she added that you’re actually using fat as a synonym for a negative feeling you’re having. Oppositely, Osborn explained that when you say you “feel thin,” you’re using thin to say that you’re feeling good or better than other people.
What should you do if you hear someone say something fat-shaming?
These phrases are pervasive in our culture, so it’s reasonable to think you will hear someone utter one soon. “It is important to recognize that not everyone feels safe pushing back against this stuff, there is such a stigma against fatness in our culture,” Byrne said. Additionally, it’s not safe for everyone to push back, and she added that it’s important to protect yourself mentally and physically in these situations. “You are under no obligation to say anything if a fat-shaming [comment] has been directed at you and you don’t feel safe in the situation,” Byrne explained. “I think if you’re a thin person listening to a comment that is fat-shaming, you are probably in a more safe position to say something about it.”
Byrne suggested the following comments and noted that “I feel” or “I don’t” comments can be a more comfortable approach:
- “Hey, that’s an anti-fat comment, that’s not cool.”
- “I just don’t like to talk negatively about my body or other people’s bodies.”
- “I noticed that I feel a lot better when I don’t criticize my body or other people’s bodies.”
- “I’ve noticed that I feel a lot better when I don’t worry about what I eat so much.”
- “I don’t talk about bodies that way.”
You can also choose just to leave the conversation or change the subject, no matter how abrupt the subject change is, Byrne said. Lecheler added that it’s OK to revisit fat-shaming comments after the fact if you don’t know what to say at the moment, too. Additionally, Lecheler said if you are going into a situation where someone may be weight-shamed (like at holiday dinners), you can talk to your friend or family member ahead of time and ask them what they’d like you to do if the situation arises. Finally, if you think or say these things to yourself, try to stop. These phrases are harmful yet embedded in our culture — some are even mistaken for polite responses. All of this makes it hard to remove these words from your vocabulary and your way of thinking, but it’s important to try and do so. “The central question is when people are using these phrases that are really body-shaming or food-shaming, what do you really mean?” Osborn said. “You don’t really mean that, or if you do, maybe you want to examine that means in how you relate to other humans in your community.”
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