Born on this day!! Movie director William Friedkin is 87. Actor Elliott Gould is 84. Actor Deborah Van Valkenburgh (“Too Close For Comfort”) is 70. Keyboardist Dan Truman of Diamond Rio is 66. Actor Rebecca DeMornay is 63. Bassist-singer Me’Shell NdegeOcello is 54. Singer Carl Martin of Shai is 52. Actor Carla Gugino is 51. Guitarist Kyle Cook of Matchbox Twenty is 47. Actor John Hensley (“Nip/Tuck”) is 45. Actor Kate Simses (“Dr. Ken”) is 43. Bassist David Desrosiers of Simple Plan is 42. Actor Jennifer Landon (“As The World Turns”) is 39. Actor Lea Michele (“Glee”) is 36. Actor Charlotte Ritchie (“Call the Midwife”) is 33. Singer Liam Payne formerly of One Direction is 29.
THIS DAY IN GENIUS HISTORY
1533 – Atahualpa, the last ruler of the Incas, was murdered as Francisco Pizarro completed his conquest of Peru.
1786 – Shays’s rebellion, an insurrection of Massachusetts farmers against the state government, began.
1842 – The Treaty of Nanking was signed, ending the Opium Wars and ceding the island of Hong Kong to Britain.
1877 – Brigham Young died in Salt Lake City, Utah.
1949 – The U.S.S.R. tested their first atomic bomb.
1957 – Strom Thurmond ended the longest filibuster in U.S. Senate history. He spoke for more than 24 hours against a civil rights bill; the bill passed.
1966 – The Beatles played their last major live concert at Candlestick Park, California.
1991 – The Supreme Soviet, the parliament of the U.S.S.R., suspended all activities of the Communist Party, bringing an end to the institution.
2005 – Hurricane Katrina slammed into the U.S. Gulf Coast, destroying beachfront towns in Mississippi and Louisiana, displacing a million people, and killing more than 1,000.
Today Is: According to Hoyle Day, Individual Rights Day, International Day Against Nuclear Tests, More Herbs, Less Salt Day, National Sarcoidosis Day, National Whiskey Sour Day
TODAY ON TV!
Primetime TV (All Times Eastern)
CBS – 8:00 – The Neighborhood / 8:30 – Bob Hearts / 9:00 – NCIS / 10:00 – NCIS Hawaii
NBC – 8:00 – America Ninja Warrior / 10:00 – Weakest Link
ABC – 8:00 – The Bachelorette / 10:00 – Claim To Fame
FOX – 8:00 – Don’t Forget The Lyrics / 9:00 – Beat Shazam
CW – 8:00 – Roswell, New Mexico / 9:00 – In The Dark
TV Talk Shows
Jimmy Fallon: Kevin Bacon, Jo Koy, Katherine Blanford (R 8/3/22)
Stephen Colbert: Kieran Culkin, Run the Jewels, Joe Walsh (R 8/10/22)
Seth Meyers: Tiffany Haddish, Chloë Sevigny, Katrina Lenk, Aric Improta (R 4/21/22)
James Corden: Heidi Klum, David LaChapelle, Ian Karmel
The Daily Show: Pre-empted
Watch What Happens Live: Pre-empted
The View: Michael Strahan, guest co-host Alyssa Farah Griffin (R 7/26/22)
The Talk: Mike Colter (R 6/7/22)
Live with Kelly and Ryan: Yara Shahidi, Kal Penn, Dr. Gail Saltz
Ellen DeGeneres: Michelle Obama (R 4/19/22)
Kelly Clarkson: Channing Tatum, Caitriona Balfe, Priscilla Block (R 2/17/22)
Tamron Hall: Paula Eiselt, Tonya Lewis Lee (R 5/24/22)
Drew Barrymore: Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox, David Arquette (R 1/10/22)
WHAT ARE YOU TALKIN’ ABOUT? Here are today’s PPM-Friendly Topics!
QUESTION: Are you ready for NATIONAL CINEMA DAY?? It’s coming this Saturday, Sept. 3rd, and theaters across the country are offering $3 TICKETS that day!!!!!!!
QUESTION: Wondering what FLORIDA WOMAN has been up to?? Pulled over for a DUI, she tries IRISH FOLK DANCING to show cops she’s sober!! Didn’t work!!!!!!!!
QUESTION: Was it an ASSAULT WITH A DEADLY NUGGET?? Harry Styles stops his Madison Square Garden show when fans throw CHICKEN MCNUGGETS onstage!!!!
QUESTION: Don’t ya love a ROCKET LAUNCH?? You’ll get one today, as NASA launches Artemis 1 mission to the moon with the biggest rocket ever, the SLS!!!!!!!!!!
QUESTION: What kind of bride makes you SIT IN A CHAIR while she tries out her song on you??? JENNIFER LOPEZ, that’s who!! All we can say is: “Poor Ben!!!!!!!”
Richard Simmons, who has stayed out of the spotlight in recent years, is thanking his fans for their support after a documentary about him premiered online this week. Simmons’ representative told E! News Friday that he “is so gratified by the outpouring of love and good wishes from his fans.” “He wants them to know he is doing well and sends all his best wishes back to them.” A message posted on Simmons’ Facebook page Wednesday said: “Thank you, everyone, for your kindness and love! Love, Richard.” TMZ Investigates: What Really Happened to Richard Simmons is now available on FOX and Hulu. It premiered Monday. It chronicles his life and career, as well as his absence from public life since 2014, reportedly due to painful issues with his foot and knees.
*********Now he just sits in an easy chair, sweatin’ to the oldies!!!
******He got tired of wearing Olivia Newton-John’s hand-me-downs!!!
****He single-handedly made dolphin shorts a thing!!
Princess Diana’s custom 1985 Ford Escort RS Turbo Series 1 car sold at auction Saturday for more than $850,000. Ordered and specifically made for the late Princess of Wales, the black hatchback vehicle was only used for a few years until it was returned to the manufacturer with fewer than 6,800 miles on it. “The car is believed to be unique as the first and only black RS Turbo Series 1,” according to the Silverstone Auction house. She owned the two-door vehicle beginning in 1985 while she was married to Prince Charles and was famously seen driving Prince William around town in the back seat. The Escort was fitted with a regular, five-slat front grille to “assist in the stealth makeover and a secondary rear view mirror for the protection officer with a radio in the glove box.”
*********Eat your heart out, Barbie!!!
*****If she had been driving that car in Paris, she’d still be alive!! Just sayin’!!
*******Wow… the used car market IS hot!!!
Months after Will Smith slapped Chris Rock at the Academy Awards, he appears to be feeling more optimistic. “Will is feeling much more confident and much more positive and less depressed,” a source tells “Entertainment Tonight.” “He was in very low spirits prior to making his public apology,” the source continued. “He feels less ashamed now and more comfortable being out and about in public again because he has and continues to do the work that needs to be done for himself, his wife, his family, his friends, his colleagues, his fans, the Academy, Chris and Chris’ family.” The new comments come after Smith shared an apology video to Rock on YouTube after striking the comedian onstage in front of millions of viewers worldwide for making a joke about Jada Pinkett Smith back in March. ET’s source says he’s aware he still has some “making up to do” over time, and ensures he’s “putting in the work” to have a better mental state.
***********And Chris Rock is learning how to get his arms up and protect the face!!
********Some people will never let this go!! Most people have forgotten it already!!
Jennifer Lopez performed for attendees at her wedding to Ben Affleck. She “engaged in an exclusive performance for her guests,” a press release from jewelry designer Mikimoto sent earlier this week read. The release noted that Lopez wore the brand’s Prestige White South Sea Cultured Pearl Earrings with Diamonds set in Platinum ($53,000). But when asked for further comment, a rep for the pearl company claimed their release was incorrect, and Lopez did not perform. A rep for Lopez also said she was not aware of the performance. However, TMZ reported Friday that the “Selena” actress did, in fact, perform for their guests. The outlet posted video showing Lopez, along with backup dancer and singers, performing a new song for Affleck, who sat alone in a chair as she serenaded him.
*********That poor guy!! Hasn’t he suffered enough???
******If he’s putting up with THAT, the sex must off the chain!!!
*******The guests were excited… they thought Shakira might show up!!!
Britney Spears is back on the top of the charts thanks to the support of her friend Elton John. In a new interview, Elton detailed how he got her to return to the studio for the first time in six years — and since the end of her conservatorship — to record their duet, “Hold Me Closer.” “She’s been away so long — there’s a lot of fear there because she’s been betrayed so many times and she hasn’t really been in the public eye officially for so long. We’ve been holding her hand through the whole process, reassuring her that everything’s gonna be all right,” John told the Guardian. “I’m so excited to be able to do it with her because if it is a big hit, and I think it may be, it will give her so much more confidence than she’s got already and she will realize that people actually love her and care for her and want her to be happy. That’s all anybody in their right mind would want after she went through such a traumatic time.” He explained that after the success of his 2021 single with Dua Lipa, “Cold Heart,” he started brainstorming ideas for another “fun, happy summer record” when his husband, David Furnish, “said it would be wonderful for Britney Spears to do it.” Elton agreed it would be a good idea, having been a fan of Spears for years. “She just put out incredibly brilliant records,” he raved. “She sang and danced so beautifully.” John decided to reach out to test the waters, and he was thrilled when Spears jumped at the opportunity to work together. See the video HERE.
********It went #1 in 35 countries overnight, according to iTunes, so… it doesn’t suck!!
Charlie Sheen has settled a lawsuit filed by an ex in which she claimed the actor knowingly exposed her to HIV, per TMZ. She has reportedly been awarded $120,000 in the deal. The plaintiff, known only as Jane Doe within the legal documents, claimed through the initial filing in June 2017 that she had met Sheen in September 2015 and they began having sexual relations not long after. He allegedly used a condom at first but as of Oct. 26, 2015, transitioned into having unprotected sex with the woman, who is characterized in the legal filings as a “Russian émigré.” Prior to the skin-to-skin liaison, he had assured her he was “‘fine’” when she asked him whether he had any sexually transmitted diseases. However, following the act, he confessed to her that he was, in fact, HIV positive — something that he had known since 2011 — and allegedly gave her pills to protect her from contracting the virus. She allegedly proceeded to seek out further preventative care at an emergency clinic before confronting him about his actions a few days later. In the argument, he supposedly described himself as “‘noble’” for informing her about his HIV status in the first place, adding that he hadn’t told her prior to their having unprotected sex because it was “‘none of her f–king business.’” He allegedly continued on to rant about how the anti-viral meds weren’t necessary and were part of “’the convenient rumors of the medical community.’”
*********Hey!!! You lay down with dogs??? You get up with fleas!!!
********She’s lucky he didn’t have monkeypox!!!!
Ripping The Tabloids (Throughout the week, we’ll give you the stories from that weeks tabs!)
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Brad’s Haunted House-(Life & Style)
Who ghost there? Brad Pitt may have gotten more than he bargained for when he purchased the historic D.L. James House. A source claims the $40 million Carmel, Calif., mansion, which was built in 1918 to resemble King Arthur’s castle, is haunted by the specters of Hollywood past. “Over the years, local kids would sneak into the spooky-looking house when it was empty to conduct seances and summon spirits with a Ouija board,” spills the source. “No one is sure who the ghost or ghosts might be, but some say it’s the original owner’s son, author Daniel Lewis James, while others suspect that Hollywood actress Joan Fontaine or famous photographer Ansel Adams, wo both lived nearby, walk the halls.” Sounds like sage might be the perfect housewarming gift!
Bald Eagle Goes Thru TSA
Travelers at a North Carolina airport were treated to an unusual scene when security screeners examined an unusual passenger — a bald eagle. Clark, a 19-year-old bald eagle, was caught on camera Monday at the Transportation Security Administration checkpoint at Charlotte Douglas International Airport. Clark was catching a flight to the World Bird Sanctuary in St. Louis, Mo., with handler Daniel Cone. “Our special guest was Clark the Eagle with the World Bird Sanctuary, who decided to give his wings a break and fly commercial,” TSA Southeast said in a Twitter post. “His airline notified us and we screened him and his handler. Clark is trained to spread his wings, and even showed off a bit during screening.” Cone said he and Clark were in North Carolina to make an appearance at High Point University’s Convocation Ceremony. He said he often makes the flight with the bird of prey on Southwest Airlines planes. See the video HERE.
*******Isn’t it about time the government provided Rogaine for bald eagles?? They’ve all got comb overs!!!
*******Did they make him wear a mask???
Company Offers Money For Getting Canine Tattoo
A pet supply company is offering to pay $150 to 100 people willing to get tattoos of their own dogs. BARK, the company behind the popular BarkBox pet supply subscription service, announced it will give $150 gift cards to 100 people who agree to ink their skin with images of their canine companions. Lauren Diener, a social media and content manager at BARK, said the promotion was inspired by her own tattoo, which shows the ears of Stella, her 3-year-old pit bull. Diener told The National Desk her boss, Stacie Grisson, was so impressed “that she got BARK to pay for my tattoo.” Another coworker, Eliza Reinhardt, then suggested the tattoo promotion. “A conversation we had in a passing moment turned into this huge thing,” Diener said. “That was really cool.” People interested in the tattoo promotion have until Sept. 2 to “share a photo of your best bud and tell us why you want ’em forever on your bod.”
**********Let’s get Stallone in there!!! He LOVES dog tattoos!!
TOPIC: Would YOU get a tattoo of your dog?? And where would you put it??
Florida Man Arrested Over Fight For Toaster Oven
Flagler County deputies arrested a man Thursday who they said allegedly tried to choke one of his relatives during a fight over a toaster oven. The argument eventually escalated into a full-blown fight with Buckley knocking the victim over, punching him, biting him on the neck, and then wrapping his arm around the family member’s throat to choke him, according to deputies. A female relative saw the fight and tried to get Buckley to stop by yelling at him and trying to pull him off. Fearing for the victim’s life, the woman took a knife and stabbed Buckley in the back to get him to stop, according to the sheriff’s office. Deputies said the victim was also stabbed in the shoulder with the same knife but was expected to recover. “When speaking to deputies afterward, the female family member said she was afraid that Buckley was going to kill the male family member if she didn’t intervene,” the sheriff’s office said. “She also told investigators that Buckley is a known drug user and had been awake for several days before the incident. Buckley fled the home before deputies arrived. However, he was arrested after K9 deputies tracked him to another home. The Flagler County Sheriff said Buckley had an extensive criminal history.
**********In Florida, they c guys like that “over-achievers!!”
*********He was cramming his relative’s head in the oven, screaming, “YOU’RE TOAST!! AND THIS IS THE TOASTER OVEN!!!”
STUFF THAT’S COOL AND VIRAL
VIDEO: NEWS REPORTER SCREAMS GOING DOWN SLIDE!
VIDEO: A DIDGERIDOO WITH A TECHNO BEAT!!!
A LIST FOR MONDAY
10 Things You Didn’t Know You Could Buy at Costco
- A Casket
The company doesn’t keep most of these items in stock at your local club, but Costco does have a funeral department. On its website, the warehouse club sells caskets, urns and memorial keepsakes. And of course, you’ll get a discount. For example, Costco sells this Prime Rose casket for $1,149.99 with free shipping. The same one would cost you $1,349.99 from Amazon or Walmart.
Some state restrictions apply, so double-check the details before including Costco in your funeral plans.
- Above Ground Pools
Your summer just got cooler — and cheaper — with Costco’s reduced price above ground pool sets. With options ranging from 1,500- to 2,200-gallon capacity, your backyard parties are sure to be wet and wild. The Bestway Power Steel Above Ground Pool Set is only $800 with a Costco membership. The same pool (with slightly smaller dimensions) sells for $1,296 on Overstock. The larger Bestway Platinum Series Above Ground Pool Set sells for $1,400 at Costco while Home Depot sells the same pool for $1,674.
We’ll let you do the math, but whether oval shaped or rectangular, the prices can’t be beat. They will, however, help you beat the heat.
- An Engagement Ring
You might not be excited to tell people where the ring came from, but a diamond is a diamond, according to the experts. In fact, Costco was sued by Tiffany and Co. for selling “Tiffany” style engagement rings. The suit was dropped, but if we can get our hands on that coveted style for thousands of dollars less, we’re in.
When “Good Morning America” put a Costco “Tiffany” engagement ring to the test against the real thing, the results were surprising. Master gemologist and appraiser Martin Fuller appraised a $16,600 diamond engagement ring from Tiffany & Co. at $10,500 if it came from a no-name store. He suggested added services and the weight of the brand justified the higher cost from the famous jewelry store.
The Costco diamond ring with almost the same specs costs $6,600, and Fuller appraised the stone at $8,000.
So you can pay more to enjoy the glamor of the Tiffany brand … or you can accept the stigma that might accompany a Costco diamond and save thousands.
- Your Next Vacation
Like many others, your Costco membership comes with perks you might not even know about.
These include exclusive travel discounts and vacation packages that could save you a ton of money. Book a four-night Disney Dream cruise for $692 per person — 79% less than the $1,611 minimum rate you’d get booking through Disney!
- A New Car
Yes, Costco will help you save money on your next car. Participating dealers offer exclusive lower prices for Costco members. The Costco Auto Program includes pre-owned vehicles and even RVs.
As a member, you’ll also save 15% on parts, services and accessories from participating service centers for vehicles in your household.
- Emergency Food Supplies
For a mere $3,000, you and your family could be ready for the end of times. The Readywise Variety Emergency Food Pallet comes with 3,816 total servings with a 25-year shelf life. You’ll get grains, fruits and veggies, protein — even dessert, for your post-apocalyptic sweet tooth. The pallet even includes 1,548 servings of a whey milk alternative and an “orange drink.”
Sure, the upfront cost sounds pretty huge … but you can’t argue with feeding your family in an emergency for about 78 cents per serving! #frugalprepper
- Flowers for Your Wedding
When you think of purchasing fresh flowers for a wedding, you probably picture a small, local florist. So do we, but if your budget doesn’t include an average cost of $2,300 for those beautiful blooms, Costco could be the answer.
With 10- to 20-piece wedding bouquet collections ranging from just $290 to $550, you’ll have all the pretty petals you heart desires on the big day, without going over budget.
- A DIY Garage
That $3,000 difference is worth the price of a Costco membership. Now, channel your inner Bob Vila and get building.
- Your Insurance
You could save on auto and home insurance, too. When switching to insurance provided through Costco, members said they saved an average of $587 in the first year. With those savings, you could take that Disney cruise.
- Some Weirdly Expensive Stuff
These might not be frugal choices, but they’re so strange we can’t help but mention them. Perhaps, like us, you need extra love and hugs these days. Costco has you covered with this cuddly, nearly 8-foot tall plush bear for only $370. Or what about this $20,000 bottle of Johnny Walker Blue, spotted by Costco Couple in a Redwood City Costco? You might not first turn to the warehouse store when you’re looking for limited edition liquor, but if you happen upon it …
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