Born on this day!! Singer Toni Tennille is 80. Country singer Jack Blanchard is 78. Singer Gary Glitter is 76. Jazz pianist Keith Jarrett is 75. Actor Mark Blankfield (“Robin Hood: Men in Tights,” ″The Incredible Shrinking Woman”) is 72. Drummer Chris Frantz of Talking Heads and of Tom Tom Club is 69. Singer Philip Bailey (solo and with Earth, Wind and Fire) is 69. Country musician Billy Burnette is 67. Drummer Alex Van Halen of Van Halen is 67. Actor David Keith is 66. Actor Raoul Max Trujillo (“Mayans M.C.”) is 65. “The NFL Today” commentator and former NFL coach Bill Cowher is 63. Actress Melissa Gilbert is 56. Drummer Dave Rowntree of Blur is 56. Drummer Del Gray of Little Texas is 52. Singer Darren Hayes (Savage Garden) is 48. Singer Enrique Iglesias is 45. Singer Joe Bonamassa is 43. Actor Matt Davis (“The Vampire Diaries”) is 42. Actor Domhnall Gleason (“Peter Rabbit,” ″Unbroken”) is 37. Drummer Patrick Meese of Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats is 37. Actress Julia Whelan (“Once and Again”) is 36.
THIS DAY IN GENIUS HISTORY
1794 – Antoine Laurent Lavoisier, the father of modern chemistry, was guillotined during the Reign of Terror.
1877 – The first Westminister Dog Show was held.
1902 – Mount Pelee on Martinique erupted, destroying the town of St. Pierre, and killing 40,000 people.
1945 – V-E Day marks the European victory of the Allies in World War II.
1973 – The 10-week Wounded Knee occupation ended when members of the American Indian Movement surrendered.
1978 – David Berkowitz, a.k.a. the “Son of Sam,” plead guilty to killing six people in New York City.
1999 – The Citadel in South Carolina graduated its first female cadet, Nancy Mace.
Today Is: Child Care Provider Day, Fintastic Friday Giving Sharks A Voice, Free Trade Day, International Space Day, Military Spouse Appreciation Day, National Animal Disaster Preparedness Day, National Day to Prevent Teen & Unplanned Pregnancy, National Public Gardens Day, National Provider Appreciation Day, No Socks Day, Second World War, Student Nurse Day, V E Day, World Ovarian Cancer Day, World Red Cross / Red Crescent Day
TODAY ON TV!
Primetime TV (All Times Eastern)
CBS – 8:00 – McGyver / 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 – Masters Of Illusion / 9:00 – Dynasty
TV Talk Shows
Live with Kelly and Ryan: Lin-Manuel Miranda, Marlo Thomas, Phil Donahue
Ellen DeGeneres: “Oh, the Places We Went”
The Real: Amara La Negra, Anika Noni Rose
Kelly Clarkson: A new Message From Montana, repeat segments with Eugene Levy, Alyson Hannigan (R 3/4/20)
WHAT ARE YOU TALKIN’ ABOUT? Here are today’s PPM-Friendly Topics!
QUESTION: How bad is our political polarization right now?? YOU know it’s bad when AXL ROSE gets into a TWITTER FIGHT with the SCRETARY of the TREASURY!
QUESTION: How do they DO it?? We know the “Simpsons” predict the future, but how did they predict the coronavirus and murder hornets in ONE EPISODE???????
QUESTION: Remember the 5-year-old who got busted driving to California to buy a LAMBORGHINI?? His dream came true.. someone gave him a ride in a LAMBO!!
QUESTION: WHO WILL WIN in the Ultimate Insect Fighting match between a KILLER HORNET and a PREYING MANTIS?? Check out the video and be ready.. it’s graphic!!
QUESTION: They’re staying at MADEA’S HOUSE?? It’s revealed that Meghan and Harry are hiding out in TYLER PERRY’S $18 mil mansion, with 8 bedrooms and 12 BATHS!
Miley Cyrus has admitted she has no clue what the devastation of the coronavirus pandemic truly feels like because of the privileges that come along with being a celebrity. She opened up about the devastation of the coronavirus pandemic and how she’s found an outlet to discuss the unknowns through her new Instagram live talk show “Bright Minded.” “This isn’t Covid-19, what I’m experiencing. My life has been pushed pause on, but really I have no idea what this pandemic is like,” Cyrus told WSJ. Magazine for its June cover story. Cyrus, who has welcomed Elton John, Demi Lovato, Selena Gomez, and even politicians like Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., to her show for candid conversations touching on mental health and staying positive amid global crisis, insisted she knows full well she is not witnessing the impact of the pandemic as others are. “I am comfortable in my space and able to put food on my table and [I am] financially stable, and that’s just not the story for a lot of people,” Cyrus continued from her California home. Cyrus confessed she’s been able to book high-profile stars for the show by simply “sliding in” their direct messages on social media. Other times, fellow A-listers reach out to her, but she’s cognizant of the fact that many entertainers may be hesitant to participate in an effort to not come across as tone-deaf. “I’m sure a lot of the hesitation for other people saying yes to doing the show is because it almost doesn’t feel right for celebrities to share our experience. Because it just doesn’t compare,” she said.
********She should have been quarantined a long time ago!! Just sayin’!!
****We have to give her credit for realizing that she’s not like everyone else!!
****She may be the only celebrity not bragging about how great their life is!! She’s actually apologizing!!
In a recent interview with Entertainment Tonight, Britney Spears’ younger sister, Jamie Lynn Spears, discussed what brought Britney back to her native Louisiana amid the novel virus outbreak. “Britney was like, ‘I want to come home, I don’t want to be by myself out here,’ because all of her family’s pretty much here. So she was able to come home for almost two weeks or so,” Jamie explained. “She was here for my birthday and for [my daughter] Ivey’s birthday.” Of course, because “she has her children and all that stuff,” she returned to her Los Angeles home “just a couple weeks ago,” Jamie said. “I think she went back with the intentions of like, this was only going to be another week or so, and then they added on more time [to the stay-at-home orders],” said Jamie. “We’re all just trying to abide by the rules and do what we’re supposed to do.” Jamie also poked fun at her sister, joking that she maintains a “no candle” rule after Spears previously revealed that she burnt her gym down.
******If you’re in Louisiana, you’re thinking, “Is this a quarantine? Or did I die and go to hell??”
******Britney has a “no candle” rule. Also a “no shaving head” rule, and a “no snakes in bed” rule!!
Kristin Cavallari is divorcing Jay Cutler in part because she was sick of him lying around the house. She married Cutler in 2013 when he was a quarterback with the Chicago Bears, and we’re told she thought he was lined up for a demanding career as a sports broadcaster after he hung up his cleats. But sources say that after his broadcasting career faltered, Cavallari, who announced in late April that the pair were splitting, found him “unmotivated” and even “lazy” — while he found that he had a penchant for hanging out with their three kids and menagerie of animals on their Tennessee farm. “She was growing increasingly impatient with him. He was supposed to take this big job at Fox Sports and have a life after football that would get him up off the couch and do something,” said an insider. “Instead, he backed out — this is [three] years ago — and joined the [Miami] Dolphins. That didn’t pan out well, and he was left with no TV gig until she got the show for them.” The couple moved on to star in the E! reality series “Very Cavallari,” which follows her jewelry business and their family and has so far aired for three seasons. The source added that Cavallari “views herself as very polished and put together, and [Cutler as] this lazy, unmotivated guy.”
*****Yeah. most NFL starting quarterbacks are lazy and unmotivated!! That’s why they’re in the top .001% of all athletes on earth!!
*****It almost sounds like she’s addicted to fame!! Could that be it??
****Jay just wants to know: “Who gets the farm animals??”
Madonna is shutting down “sensationalist” rumors about her coronavirus diagnosis. She took to Instagram to share an article commending her for her help donating $1.1 million toward the development of a COVID-19 vaccine. In the caption, she clarified some headlines that implied that she is currently suffering with the disease. “Im Grateful that I can be a part of supporting Research to Find the cure for Covid -19!!” she wrote, before noting, “I am not currently sick.” “When you test positive for anti-bodies it means you HAD the virus which I clearly did as I was sick at the end of my tour in Paris over 7 weeks ago along with many other artists in my show but at the time,” she continued. “We all thought we had a very bad flu. Thank God we are all healthy and well now. Hope that clears things up for the band wagon jumpers!! Knowledge is Power!”
*******Yes, she is COVID: “Crazy Old Vampire in Diapers!!”
******When the virus got in her body, it took a look at all the other viruses in there and said, “Oh, HELL no!!”
Kelly Ripa’s film-student son has been helping out behind the scenes at “Live” while Ripa shoots from home, but he’s not getting paid for it. On Wednesday’s show, Ripa said her oldest child, Michael Conseulos, has “been producing my end of this show. He really is sort of working while he’s finishing because he’s set to graduate from college … I said to him, ‘Well look at you. I mean here you are, you’ve got a job before graduation. That’s got to make you feel good.’ He’s like, ‘Uh, yeah.’” But an ABC source says that Conseulos has not actually been hired by the morning show. “He’s just helping out, he’s not getting paid,” the source said. Conseulos is studying film at New York University. Last year, Ripa came under fire for joking that Conseulos was living in “extreme poverty” in Bushwick, Brooklyn, because he had to pay his own rent.
******If she’s making her kid work and not paying him, she’s probably violating about a dozen laws in NY state!!! You know how they are!!
******He’s in charge of making sure she eats enough. So she doesn’t disappear!!
*****She won’t let him come to the real studio while Seacrest is around!!
Grimes is in no mood for boyfriend Elon Musk‘s commentary. She snapped at Musk on Twitter after he corrected her spelling of the aircraft that helped inspire their son’s name, X Æ A-12. “I am recovering from surgery and barely alive so may my typos b forgiven but, damnit,” she wrote. “That was meant to be profound.” He then replied, “U r a powerful [fairy emojis].” After their baby’s birth, Grimes offered up a detailed explanation of their child’s unusual name. But Musk corrected her on one point: “SR-71, but yes,” he tweeted on Wednesday. (She said “SR-17”)
*********Sounds like these two deserve each other!!
******Can they just give up and name the kid “Ralph??”
Trolls World Tour was released on demand, instead of in theaters, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and now, a new report is suggesting the stars, including Anna Kendrick and Justin Timberlake, were not told beforehand that this would be happening. They were allegedly not told that the movie would be made available for rental at $20, and sources are telling THR that “this is not the sort of surprise such people usually like” because “compensation for big stars in animated films is largely tied to box office bonuses.” Trolls World Tour is said to have made around $100 million so far, even though some say that the film “is still millions in the red” and may never recoup money. Justin and Anna‘s reps want them to be paid their fair share, reportedly seven figures, for the box office totals.
*****Hang on!! We gotta find the world’s smallest violin!! It’s around here somewhere!!
Ripping The Tabloids (Throughout the week, we’ll give you the stories from that weeks tabs!)
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Charlize ‘Max’ed Out On “Mad” Sequels!-(National Enquirer)
Charlize Theron was far from “mad” about her time shooting “Mad Max: Fury Road,” and has told producers “thanks, but no thanks” to coming back for a planned sequel! Though the actress attracted rave reviews as Furiosa in the 2015 blockbuster, insiders said she won’t walk down that “road” again. “She called it a ‘rotten experience” and it’s still giving her nightmares!” an insider snitched.
Paul Nassif, 57-co-host of the plastic surgery show “Botched”-and bride Brittany, 29, are expecting. The nose-job doc shares three sons with ex-wife, former “RHOBH” star Adrienne Maloof.
Gigi & Zayn: One Big Happy-(Us Weekly)
Gigi Hadid had a 25th birthday to remember on April 23. Loved ones including boyfriend Zayn Malik and sister Bella “made it so special for me” despite being quarantined, she said. The model and Malik, 27, reconciled in January, and pal Taylor Swift, who sent her BFF a b’day bouquet, is into it. Says a source, “Taylor approves of Zayn for Gigi.”
Martha: Boozy In Bedford-(Star)
For Martha Stewart, even quarantining can be a Good Thing-as long as you’ve got a nice, stiff drink in hand. The lifestyle maven had clearly been tippling when she posted some unintelligible gibberish about raising baby chicks on a friend’s Instagram on April 11. The 78-year-old quickly fessed up, writing. “What a mess I have been drinking.” She cut a more elegant figure earlier in the month, when she expertly wielded a cocktail shaker, and kidded about holding three employees captive at her posh Bedford, N.Y., estate. “’Detainees,’ I call them,” she joked while swirling an Aperol spritz, adding that the group makes a nice dinner, has drinks and plays cards every night. “The great thing about Martha is that she can make fun of herself,” says a pal, noting she’s been on lockdown before, having served almost five months behind bars in 2004 for insider trading. “If she can laugh about that, she can laugh about anything!”
Halle: I’m Happy Being Single!-(Life & Style)
Halle Berry has been going it alone since her 2015 split from third husband Olivier Martinez. And the mom of two, 53, plans to keep it that way. “I’m very much a relationship-oriented person, I always want to be with someone,” the unlucky-in-love actress admitted during a recent interview. “But I decided, no, I’m going to slow my roll, I’m going to take a minute.” Prior to her self-prescribed me-time, Halle’s checkered romantic history also included marriages to baseball star David Justice and singer Eric Benet as well a relationship with model Gabriel Aubry that ended in a restraining order and bitter custody battle. “It’s been so great,” she raves of the single life, “that I think I might stay like this!”
Split: Timothee Chalamet & Lily Rose Depp-(People)
Linked since fall 2018, Chalamet, 24, and 20-year-old Depp (Johnny’s daughter) have broken up. They met filming Netflix’s historical drama The King.
Last Laughs-(In Touch)
“A 93-year-old Pennsylvania woman who went viral with her sign that said ‘I need more beer!!’ received 150 beers from Coors Light. It was a nice moment, until an hour later, when she held up a sign that said, ‘Out of beer again!’”-Jimmy Fallon.
“Prince Harry and Meghan Markle quietly delivered meals in the Hollywood area. Each meal thoughtfully included napkins, silverware and a copy of Meghan’s screenplay.”-David Spade.
“Kelly Ripa said she’s wearing her 18-year-old daughter’s clothes now. Not to be outdone, Kate Beckinsale said she’s wearing her 18-year-old boyfriend’s clothes.”-David Spade.
Flock Of Birds Detected On Radar
A Florida TV station’s weather radar detected a large mass between the state and Cuba that turned out to be something other than an unseasonable storm — it was a flock of migrating birds. The WBBH-TV news team said a display of bright colors flared up Wednesday morning on the station’s weather radar between Cuba and South Florida. Meteorologists said the mass on the radar was actually a large flock of birds heading north to the United States as spring temperatures take hold. The station said more birds might appear on the radar as temperatures continue to rise.
*********There were rumors that Flock of Seagulls were going on tour, but we didn’t know it was happening!!
*****We hope they’re not “trained attack birds!!”
Driver Does High Speed Reverse!!
A Florida sheriff’s office said a driver reversing out of a bank parking lot accidentally ended up backing up onto two other cars. The Citrus County Sheriff’s Office said the driver reversed out of the SunTrust drive-through in Hernando and went over a curb into County Road 486. Dashcam footage captured by a witness shows the vehicle cross the road median, do a U-turn in reverse and jump the curb back into the bank parking lot. The car, a white Cadillac, ended up on top of two parked cars. No injuries were reported. The cause of the incident was under investigation. See the wild video HERE.
*******We’re guessing the driver was over 75!! Just a wild guess!!
******But since it’s Florida, it could have been a redneck taking his driver’s test!! Nailed it!!
*****He got out the of the car and said, “Damn! That self-driving feature is wild!”
Peacock Protects Duck Eggs
Employees at an Oregon restaurant said a peacock has taken on the role of protector for a mother duck and the eggs she laid in the closed patio area. The Rain Bar & Grill said the duck made her nest in a planter in the patio area of the eatery, which is currently closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, in mid-April. Employees said a short time later a peacock took up residence on the patio and accepted the role of protector for the duck and her eggs. The workers said the mother duck does not seem to mind the presence of the helpful peacock. “They’re great friends. He’s like her little protector. He kind of walks around hisses at people if they get too close to her when she’s here,” head bartender Ryan Landerholm told KMTR-TV.
******Is it just us, or are these animals getting a little TOO assertive??
*****They’re just waiting for the Killer Hornets to get here… then they’re taking over!!
****If the peacock and the duck have babies, will they be “peaducks??” or “duckcocks??”
Unused Beer To Be Dumped
France will discard 10 million litres of beer — four Olympic-sized swimming pools full — due to expire, undrunk, with consumers in coronavirus lockdown, the national brewers’ association said Wednesday. Most of the wasted brew is craft beer, which is often unpasteurised unlike traditional blonde lagers, and quicker to spoil, said the Brasseurs de France. “These are very hoppy beers, and if they are kept for too long, when they spend more than two to three months in storage, the olfactory and taste effects, the aroma, disappears,” brewery association boss Maxime Costilhes said. The body blamed the closure of cafes and restaurants, an abrupt halt to tourism and the cancellation of festivals and expos under France’s strict epidemic lockdown for leaving more than 10 million litres of beer unconsumed, most still in casks. The number was compiled from the association’s 300-odd members, which represent 98 percent of beer production in France. “The destruction of this beer will have come at a significant cost for businesses,” said the association, appealing for public aid to compensate for the bitter loss. “We are a very indebted sector since we invested 241 million euros ($260 million) in development in 2019 — a significant figure for a turnover of just over four billion euros,” said Costilhes.
*******NOW it’s serious!!!
******The pretzel industry is also tied up in knots!
STUFF THAT’S COOL AND VIRAL
VIDEO: THIEF QUICKLY STEALS PIZZA DELIVERY CAR!
VIDEO: QUARANTINED FAMILY PLAYS “COME TOGETHER”
A LIST FOR FRIDAY
Coronavirus Face Masks: Everything You Need To Know
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Ear straps on your coronavirus face mask can cause pain and irritation. These clever ear guards will fix that.
A face mask fitted with a pipe cleaner can offer comfortable coronavirus protection and keep your glasses from fogging.
How to purchase a face mask that can help you prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Canvas and denim are among the most effective for DIY face masks to block particles, while Donald Trump’s recommended scarves were among the worst.
If you don’t wear your mask the right way during this pandemic, your risk of spreading and catching COVID-19 increases.
Follow this expert advice when it comes to protection measures during the coronavirus pandemic.
The CDC says you should cover your face in public places like the grocery store. Experts explain how that guidance applies to outdoor areas, too.
The CDC has recommended people wear face coverings in public. Here are a few easy ways to make your own homemade face mask.
All this DIY mask requires is a bandana (or a large square of fabric) and two rubber bands (or hair ties).
Washing face masks is just as important as wearing them to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
DIY tutorials to sew homemade masks that protect against COVID-19, whether you’re wearing a mask yourself or donating to hospitals.
A few different ways to sew or make a no-sew DIY face mask from T-shirts in the time of COVID-19.
Paper towels, coffee filters and other household materials can be used for coronavirus face masks. But which are most effective?
If your breath fogs up your lenses while wearing a mask for coronavirus, follow these simple steps.
Experts explain if medical face masks work against illnesses like the coronavirus.
It’s not ideal, so before you wear the same mask again to prevent COVID-19, read these tips.
The advisory is in addition to current social distancing guidelines.
The CDC has recommended people wear masks in public to protect against COVID-19. What about children and babies?
Sales of face masks for infants are booming during the coronavirus pandemic, but they’re not effective — and could be unsafe.
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