Born on this day!! Actor Carroll Baker is 90. Singer Gladys Knight is 77. Singer Billy Vera is 77. Singer John Fogerty is 76. Musician Jerry Douglas of Alison Krauss and Union Station is 65. Actor Louis Mustillo (“Mike and Molly”) is 63. Actor Brandon Cruz (“The Courtship of Eddie’s Father”) is 59. Actor Christa Miller (“Scrubs,” ″The Drew Carey Show”) is 57. Country singer Phil Vassar is 57. Singer Chris Ballew of Presidents of the United States of America is 56. Singer Kylie Minogue is 53. Rapper Chubb Rock is 53. Actor Justin Kirk (“Weeds”) is 52. Talk show host Elisabeth Hasselbeck (“Fox and Friends,” ″The View”) is 44. R&B singer Jaheim is 44. Actor Jake Johnson (“New Girl”) is 43. Actor Monica Keena (“Dawson’s Creek,” ″Undeclared”) is 42. Actor Alexa Davalos (“Clash of the Titans” ″The Chronicles of Riddick”) is 39. Actor Megalyn Echikunwoke (“24”) is 39. Singer Colbie Caillat is 36. Actor Carey Mulligan (“The Great Gatsby”) is 36.
THIS DAY IN GENIUS HISTORY
1863 – Robert Gould Shaw, leading the first northern all-black regiment, leaves Boston for the Civil War.
1929 – The first all-color, full-length talking picture, On With the Show!, debuted.
1934 – The Dionne quintuplets were born in Ontario, Canada.
1957 – Baseball owners voted to allow the Brooklyn Dodgers and New York Giants to move to Los Angeles and San Francisco, respectively.
1987 – Mathias Rust, a 19-year-old pilot from West Germany, landed his private plane in Moscow?s Red Square. He was arrested and sentenced to four years in a labor camp, but was released after just one.
1997 – Linda Finch completed Amelia Earhart’s attempted around-the-world flight.
1998 – Pakistan staged nuclear tests in response to India’s nuclear tests two weeks earlier.
2003 – Pres. Bush signed a $350 billion tax cut into law; the third largest tax cut in U.S. history.
Today Is: Amnesty International Founders Day, Ascension of Baha’U’llah, Don’t Fry Day, Heat Awareness Day, Menstrual Hygiene Day, National Brisket Day, National Cooler Day, National Hamburger Day, National Polka Day, National Road Trip Day, National Title Track Day, National Wig Out Day, Sierra Club Day
TODAY ON TV!
Primetime TV (All Times Eastern)
CBS – 8:00 – Dick Van Dyke Show Special / 9:00 – Magnum P.I. / 10:00 – Blue Bloods
NBC – 8:00 – Blacklist / 9:00 – Dateline NBC
ABC – 8:00 – NBA Playoffs
FOX – 8:00 – Friday Night Smackdown
CW – 8:00 – Charmed / 9:00 – Dynasty
TV Talk Shows
Seth Meyers: Sen. Bernie Sanders, Cue Card Wally, Brian Frasier-Moore (R 5/19/21)
James Corden: Naomi Watts, FINNEAS (R 2/2/21)
Lilly Singh: Hasan Minhaj (R 5/12/21)
The View: Stacey Abrams (R 5/11/21)
The Talk: Michael Douglas, guest co-hosts Jerry O’Connell & Lana Parrilla
Live with Kelly and Ryan: Elizabeth Banks, a performance from an “American Idol” fan favorite chosen by “Live”‘s viewers
Ellen DeGeneres: Matthew McConaughey, Jon Dorenbos, guest hosts Garth Brooks & Trisha Yearwood
Wendy Williams: Lisa Edelstein
The Real: The hosts give advice to a viewer who needs some guidance on her relationship with her mother
Kelly Clarkson: Michelle Obama, Jared Leto (R 3/22/21)
Tamron Hall: Kenny Lattimore, Judge Faith Jenkins
Drew Barrymore: Best of Surprises: Robyn Schall, Jennifer Garner, Kathie Lee Gifford
WHAT ARE YOU TALKIN’ ABOUT? Here are today’s PPM-Friendly Topics!
QUESTION: What is “UpDating??” The hottest comedy show in NY, where two singles are blindfolded, put on stage, and AUDITION for each other!!! There’s a wait list!!!!
QUESTION: Is it a BAD TIME TO BE A BARISTA?? Starbucks employees say they’re being tortured by TIK TOK-inspired drinks, and people scream if they’re not perfect!!
QUESTION: Is this new Rolls Royce Boat-Tail THE MOST EXPENSIVE CAR EVER MADE?? Could be! The current title is held by a Bugati that goes for $18.7 MILLION!!!!!!!!!
QUESTION: How did DIDDY celebrate Throwback Thursday?? He TROLLED BEN AFFLECK with a picture of him and his girl J LO from 2020!!! Yeah.. it was a thing!!!!!!!
QUESTION: Does this house look… familiar?? It’s on the market for $4.3 million, and it’s called the “DARTH VADER HOUSE!!” (It was DESIGNED to look that way!!!!!)
Matthew Perry quit celebrity video app Cameo ahead of the “Friends” reunion after fans expressed concern for his slurred speech. He disabled his account on platform that allows fans to purchase personalized videos from celebrities ahead of the show’s highly anticipated premiere on HBO Max on Friday. Although his profile on the app is still searchable, there is no longer an option to request a video from the beloved star and instead provides an option to “notify me when available.” Perry had been charging $999 for a 20-second clip from him. Perry’s departure from Cameo, in which fans can pay to have a personalized message from celebrities sent as gifts, comes after fans expressed concern over his health and wellbeing after he slurred his words in a promo for the “Friends” reunion. “Just saw People interview and can’t believe how Matthew Perry looks like… seriously it breaks my heart,” one fan tweeted after seeing the video. Another fan wrote, “It pains me to see Matthew Perry like this, he just seems off, gazing at the void, speaking slowly.” A source later told The Sun U.K. that Perry’s speech issue was the result of dental work he had done the day of the taping.
*******Most of the people who purchased Matt’s videos were inebriated at the time, so it sounded normal!!
*******His dental work?? Fixing “meth mouth!!!” (not)
********He just picked up $2.5 million for the Friends reunion, so he doesn’t need the money anymore!! (true)
IN THE SPECIAL, he confesses that he “thought he would die” while taping every episode!!! HERE’S THE STORY!!
“The Kelly Clarkson Show” will replace Ellen DeGeneres’ longtime talk show’s daytime slot in most markets. NBC announced the news on Wednesday just weeks after revealing the “Ellen DeGeneres Show” will end in 2022. “‘The Kelly Clarkson Show’ has earned its dominance in daytime by hitting every benchmark for success since it premiered as the most-watched talk show in seven years,” the network said in a press release. “The hourlong program, hosted by Grammy Award-winning artist and America’s original idol, Kelly Clarkson, features a mix of celebrity guests and everyday people doing extraordinary things in their communities. It airs in 100% of the country across 200 stations and is positioned to headline daytime in leading time periods by Fall 2022. “ Clarkson, whose talk show was already renewed for an additional two seasons in December, received three Daytime Emmy Awards for the very first season of her show, making her a very obvious in-house choice to take over for DeGeneres once her show wraps at the conclusion of Season 19.
********Ellen is thinking of Kelly, and praying… that she falls flat on her face!!!
********We like their press release.. makes it sound like she’s already #1!! They could have been honest and said, “We hope this works!!!”
*******They should have brought out Steve Carrel to make the announcement!! “KELLY CLARKSON!!!”
Ben Affleck has gotten back to parenting, following his romantic Miami getaway with rekindled flame Jennifer Lopez. He arrived Wednesday at his ex-wife Jennifer Garner’s home in Brentwood, Calif., where he was photographed with their 9-year-old son, Samuel. The pair spent time frolicking outside of Garner’s place, with Samuel running around his movie star dad. Affleck and Garner also share two other children: 15-year-old Violet, and 12-year-old Seraphina. Affleck’s visit to the home of Garner, whom he was married to from 2005 to 2018, comes just days after he was seen making the rounds in Miami with Lopez. They were spotted hitting the gym together, where they reportedly kissed in between sets, and have also been seen enjoying each other’s company on the balcony of their waterfront mansion rental.
********Kissing between sets at the gym doesn’t sound very romantic!! Kinda sweaty!!!
*****Of course, she gave Ben’s “love muscle” a real workout!!!
******According to the tabloids, Ben hired some screenwriters to write his love notes to J Lo!! (true)
******His son wanted some father-son time!! “Dad, how did you get in J Lo’s pants?? I need to know!!!”
David Schwimmer and Jennifer Aniston dropped a major bombshell in the “Friends: The Reunion” special on HBO Max: Ross and Rachel’s tortured sexual chemistry on NBC’s sitcom actually spilled over into real life. “The first season, I had a major crush on Jen,” Schwimmer admits during the much-hyped unscripted celebration. “At some point we were both crushing hard on each other — but it was like two ships passing [in the night], because one of us was always in a relationship. “We never crossed that boundary — we respected that,” Schwimmer claims, much to the foul-mouthed skepticism of one of his castmates — but more on that later. Aniston backs up Schwimmer’s stunning confession, before they both go into deeper detail about their steamy on-set make-out sessions — and whether or not their co-stars were in on the long-simmering secret. “I remember saying at one point to David, ‘It’s going to be such a bummer if the first time you and I actually kiss is … on national television!’ Sure enough, the first time we kissed was in that coffee shop,” Aniston says. “So we just channeled all of our adoration and love for each other into Ross and Rachel.” In response to Schwimmer’s suggestion that he and Aniston kept things platonic off-camera, Matt LeBlanc coughs and blurts, “Bulls–t!” — then laughs and says, “I’m kidding!”
********No he’s not!!!
******So… you’re guy and a twenty-something Jennifer Aniston is hot for you!! Do you A) hold back, B) just kiss, or C) drive her all the way to Bakersfield???
*******We always thought Chandler and Joey had something going on!!!
John Davis, one of the real voices behind infamous music group Milli Vanilli, has died of coronavirus. He was 66. “My dad passed away this evening through the coronavirus,” Davis’ daughter Jasmin posted to Facebook on May 24. “He made a lot of people happy with his laughter and smile, his happy spirit, love and especially through his music. He gave so much to the world! Please give him the last round of applause. We will miss him dearly.” German-French duo Milli Vanilli, with Rob Pilatus and Fabrice Morvan, was created by music producer Frank Farian. Their debut album, titled “All Or Nothing” released in Europe in 1988 and was repackaged as “Girl You Know It’s True” in 1989 in the U.S. The dance pop synth album was a smash hit, selling 11 million copies. Popular tracks included “Girl You Know It’s True,” “Blame It On The Rain” and “Babe Don’t Forget My Number.” The Milli Vanilli dream soon soured when it emerged that Pilatus and Morvan didn’t actually sing the songs on the album, and the real singers were, in fact, Davis and others, who were credited as backing singers. The ensuing scandal led to Milli Vanilli having to return the Grammy. “R.I.P brother @johndavisrmv Can’t believe it, thanks for all the love you’ve spread through out the years, from the edge of the stage. You and I had a great run, it was fun to celebrate life with the help of music. Peace one love. Your voice will live on. Play it loud everybody,” tweeted Morvan. “It’s a sad day….. RIP John. We wouldn’t be who we are without you,” tweeted the Milli Vanilli Twitter handle.
********He was a good-looking guy!!! Why didn’t they put him out front??
*****Milli Vanilli is the only group to win the Best New Artist Grammy.. and have to give it back!! (true)
Ripping The Tabloids (Throughout the week, we’ll give you the stories from that weeks tabs!)
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Angie’s List: Rules For Men!-(National Enquirer)
Picky Angelina Jolie admitted she’s “been alone for a long time now,” but joked she has a “very long list” of dating deal-breakers! The “Maleficent” movie witch, 45, has been tight-lipped about her love life since splitting from Brad Pitt in 2016, but the persnickety star hinted she knows what she’s NOT looking for when it come to potential suitors. However, the single mom insisted she feels fortunate to have “six very capable children” who “take really good care of me.” The mother hen confessed, “I think a few years ago it switched, and they’re thinking, I’ve got to make sure Mom’s OK.”
Kate Not Following Goldie’s Shoe Prints-(Globe)
Kate Hudson grouses her famous mom, Goldie Hawn, 75, got rid of iconic wardrobe pieces before she could get her hands on them. “Mom is really good at purging and not keeping anything,” reveals Kate, 42. “So she kept none of her old clothes, and when I got older, I was like, ‘Where are those Elia pumps, Mom? Where did you put all of those amazing dresses you wore?’ And Mom’s like, ‘I don’t know.’” But things will be different for Kate’s daughter, Rani, 2. “I have everything,” confesses the actress. “I was looking through some of the archives, and I said, ‘When Rani is 16 and opens up this box, I’m going to live through her.’”
On the Mend-(Us Weekly)
No issues here! Dominic West, 51, and wife Catherine FitzGerald, 50, “are gong strong” seven months after the actor was caught cozying up to actress Lily James, a source says. “He’d like to keep it that way without having the past come and haunt them.”
Kylie & Travis: Wedding & a Baby!-(Star)
Try and keep up! Kylie Jenner and Travis Scott sparked speculation that they’re an item once again when the 23-year-old shared a flirty video of the two celebrating the rapper’s 29th birthday in Miami on May 2. Now, a pal says not only are the pair back together-but they’re working on giving daughter Stormi, 3, a sibling! “Kylie’s talking about trying [to get pregnant] and Travis is down,” the friend dishes, adding, “If everything goes to plan, marriage could be in the cards.” The pair, who learned they were expecting in 2017 after just a few months of dating, split in 2019.
Jessica’s Affair of the Heart-(Life & Style)
They played cousins in 2005’s The Dukes of Hazzard film but Jessica Simpson’s relationship with co-star Johnny Knoxville was hardly innocent. In her 2020 memoir, Open Book, Jess, 40, confessed she had “an emotional affair” with the Jackass actor, 50, during her three-year marriage to Nick Lachey, 47. “We wrote these flowery love letters back and forth, often at night with Nick passed out in the bed next to me,” she admitted, adding that she’d listen to Johnny Cash songs Johnny suggested “just to feel like we were still together.” Their emotional connection, she explained, “seemed far more of a betrayal to my marriage than sex.”
Actress Jennifer Love Hewitt, 42, is expecting her third child with husband Brian Hallisay, 42. They’re already parents to daughter Autumn, 7, and son Atticus, 5.
Today show co-anchor Dylan Dreyer, 39, is expecting her third child, another son, with husband Brian Fichera, 33. The baby will join big brothers Calvin, 4, and Oliver, 16 months.
Last Laughs-(In Touch)
“A woman who went missing nearly six months ago was found in a tent in Utah living off grass and moss. Authorities say the woman either had mental health issues or read on article on Goop.”-Colin Jost.
“The horse that won the Kentucky Derby tested positive for steroids. As if things weren’t bad enough for Medina Spirit, a photo just surfaced of him partying with Jeffrey Epstein.”-Jimmy Fallon.
“ABC just renewed Grey’s Anatomy for an 18th season. Even the cicadas coming back are like,‘This show is still on?’”-Jimmy Fallon.
“A space rocket that was spinning out of control crashed into the ocean. And for once, it’s not Elon Musk’s fault.”-Colin Jost.
Bears Have A Pool Party
A pool party in Tennessee was interrupted when a group of bears decided to join in on the celebration and go for a swim. Michelle Johnson posted a video to YouTube showing what happened when the Jefferson County High School Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps, or JROTC, attempted to have a party at the Chalet Village pool in Gatlinburg. The video shows a group of bears swimming and wandering outside the pool after the students fled to a safe distance. Johnson said there were a total seven bears in the group. “Black bears in the Great Smoky Mountains are beautiful but please be respectful, keep your distance, and don’t feed them,” Johnson wrote. Johnson said in a Facebook post that Chalet Village employees told her bears are frequently seen in the area, but the group that visited the pool was unusually large. See the video HERE.
********And they didn’t even bring their own towels!!!
*******Turns out chlorine is a bear aphrodisiac!!
*******We’re sorry for the guy who had to clean out the filters!!
Cali Skydiver in Electrifying Rescue
Firefighters responded to a California road to rescue a parachutist who apparently missed his landing zone and became entangled in power lines. The Riverside County Fire Department said crews were summoned about 11:10 a.m. Monday to an intersection in Lake Elsinore where a man’s parachute was stuck on power lines, leaving him suspended about 30 feet off the ground. A utility crew from Southern California Edison was summoned to the scene to shut off the power to the lines and help the man return to solid ground with a bucket truck. The man was taken to a hospital to be treated for minor injuries, firefighters said. The scene of the rescue was located nearby a local skydiving center, but it was not clear whether that was where the man’s parachuting journey had begun.
********He was taken to the hospital… and given a clean pair of underwear!!!
******Fortunately, it wasn’t a shocking situation!!!
Mountain Lion Comes Through The Window
Authorities in Northern California said a mountain lion broke through a window and entered a home after apparently confusing some taxidermy heads for live prey. The San Bruno Police Department said the cougar broke through a window of the San Bruno home about 12:20 a.m. Tuesday. “It is believed that the mountain lion entered the residence because of several large game, taxidermy trophy heads, mounted on the interior walls of the residence,” police said in a news release. The homeowner scared the animal and it left through the same window. There were no injuries reported. “While mountain lion sightings are fairly common throughout Northern California, this type of incident is out of the ordinary,” police said.
********The big cat thought it spotted a midnight snack!!!!
****He ate the taxidermy and said, “I’m stuffed!!!”
Chunk Of Ice Crashes Thru Home
A Wisconsin man received an unusual wake-up call when a nearly 13-pound chunk of ice crashed through the ceiling of his bedroom. Ken Millermon said he was in bed at his family’s Elk Mound home when the 12.6-pound chunk of ice crashed through the roof and into his bedroom. “It grazed me,” Millermon told WQOW-TV. The homeowner said he “would’ve probably been out, kicked the bucket” if the ice chunk had landed just inches away from where it fell. He compared the sound of the crash to a shotgun blast. The origin of the ice chunk is a mystery. The National Weather Service in Chanhassen, Minn., said storm clouds in the area Tuesday morning were not strong enough to cause hail the size of the ice chunk. The ice chunk fell from the sky just under a week after a Florida family had a similar experience. The Martin County Sheriff’s Office said a large chunk of ice crashed through the roof of a Palm City home on the morning of May 19th.
********These ice chunks are obviously UFO’s from the planet Hoth!!!
*****Are they blue, with human waste in them?? We may know where they came from!!!
******That would be a weird obituary: “He was killed by a random chunk of ice!!!”
STUFF THAT’S COOL AND VIRAL
VIDEO: CRAZY CICADA SWARM!!!! COMING OUT OF A TREE!!
VIDEO: KAREN GOES OFF IN JERSEY MIKES IN HEMET, CALIFORNIA. (LANGUAGE)
A LIST FOR FRIDAY
7 Ways to Stick with Your Investing Plan
The Penny Hoarder
- Budget an Amount You Can Invest Every Month
Decide on an amount you can set aside every month without fail. It’s better to invest too little at first instead of needing to skip a month or, worse, needing to withdraw from the account. You can always increase the monthly amount as your income increases.
- Find a Good, Diversified Fund with Low Expense
Choose a fund that invests in many different industries, so your performance won’t be too dependent on fads. Funds that mimic the S&P 500 Index are often inexpensive and easy to follow. When the S&P 500 Index is up, you’ll know your fund went up, and vice-versa. If you’re worried the stock market will be too volatile, you can invest in a fund that includes bonds. Those funds will likely be more stable but will likely return less than a pure stock fund.
You’ll also need to check to see whether the fund’s minimum investment suits your budget. Some funds have high minimum investments. You can avoid this by buying index funds that trade on the exchange, known as ETFs.
Open a brokerage account that will allow you to make automatic deposits and automatic purchases.
- Find the Correct Brokerage Account
Several online brokerages offer low- or no-commission trading and automatic buys. Open an account with the minimum deposit required. Then set up a regular deposit from your checking account and enter a recurring order that automatically buys the same dollar amount.
Robinhood offers all these features and has low minimums. Take advantage of those account features and ignore the speculative advice that encourages you to trade more frequently than necessary. Stick to this strategy and reap the savings Robinhood and similar brokerages offer.
- Set Up an Automatic Deposit
Depending on the brokerage firm and your bank, you may be able to set up an automatic withdrawal from your bank that goes directly into your brokerage account. If necessary, you can instruct your bank to automatically send money to your brokerage account as if you will be automatically paying a bill.
- Set a Recurring Buy Order
In your brokerage account, set your recurring buy order to take place a few days after your automatic deposit hits to make sure the cash is available. That will prevent your monthly buy order from being rejected. If asked, the type of order should be “at the market,” which ensures you’ll get the order executed at the market price. Limit orders require the share price to be at or below some price you specify. If the share price is above that limit price, the trade won’t occur. That would defeat the whole point of the strategy.
- Confirm All is Working Smoothly
Watch your brokerage account to make sure money from your bank is deposited on the right day and that your order executes. Do this every month.
- Be Patient and Watch Your Wealth Grow
It’s not unusual for the U.S. markets to go up or down suddenly. It’s conceivable your account may be down for several years in a row. That should not deter you because you will be investing long enough to smooth out the effects of a long-term decline. As long as your funds go up more than down over the entire time you follow this plan, you’ll get the dual benefits of rising markets and disciplined saving.
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