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Born on this day!! Aug. 7: Humorist Garrison Keillor is 81. Actor John Glover (“Smallville”) is 79. Actor David Rasche (“Sledge Hammer!”) is 79. Country singer Rodney Crowell is 73. Actor Caroline Aaron (“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”) is 71. Actor Wayne Knight (“Seinfeld”) is 68. Singer Bruce Dickinson of Iron Maiden is 65. Actor David Duchovny (“Californication,” ″The X-Files”) is 63. Actor Delane Matthews (“Dave’s World”) is 62. Actor Harold Perrineau (“Lost,” ″Oz”) is 60. Jazz pianist Marcus Roberts is 60. Country singer Raul Malo of The Mavericks is 58. Actor David Mann (“Madea” films) is 57. Actor Sydney Penny (“The Thorn Birds,” ″All My Children”) is 52. Actor Greg Serano (“Power”) is 51. Actor Michael Shannon (“George and Tammy,” “The Flash”) is 49. Actor Charlize Theron is 48. Drummer Barry Kerch of Shinedown is 47. Actor Eric Johnson (“Fifty Shades Darker,” ″Smallville”) is 44. Actor Liam James (TV’s “Psych,” film’s “The Way, Way Back”) is 27.


1789 – Congress established the U.S. War Department.
1947 – The wooden raft Kon-Tiki, which carried Thor Heyerdahl and five companions more than 4,000 miles, crashed into a reef in the Pacific.
1959 – The United States launched Explorer 6, which sent back a picture of Earth.
1964 – Congress passed the Tonkin Gulf Resolution, which expanded President Johnson’s use of military powers in the Vietnam War.
1987 – Lynne Cox becomes the first person to swim from the United States to the Soviet Union, making the 2.7 mile trip through the frigid waters of the Bering Strait. Cox is surprised by the (relatively) warm welcome she receives from the Soviets.
1998 – U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania were bombed, by terrorists. Some 224 were killed and more than 5,500 injured.
2000 – Sen. Joseph Lieberman of Conn., was selected by Al Gore to be the first Jewish vice-presidential candidate on a major party ticket.
2007 – Barry Bonds passes Hank Aaron on baseball’s all-time homerun list. The record, however, is discredited by many because of Bond’s alleged steroid use.

Today Is: Assistance Dog Day, Lighthouse Day, Particularly Preposterous Packaging Day, Picnic Day, Professional Speakers Day, Purple Heart Day, U.S. Postal Inspection Service Day

Primetime TV (All Times Eastern)

CBS – 8:00 – The Neighborhood  /  8:30 – Bob Hearts Abishola  /  9:00 – NCIS  /  10:00 – NCIS: Hawaii
NBC – 8:00 – American Ninja Warrior  /  9:00 – The Wall  10:00 – Weakest Link
ABC – 8:00 – The Bachelorette  /  10:00 – Claim To Fame
FOX – 8:00 – Stars On Mars /  9:00 – Crime Scene Kitchen
CW – 8:00 – Son Of Critch  /  8:30 – Run The Burbs  /  9:00 – Children Ruin Everything  /  9:30 – Bump

TV Talk Shows

**Due to the ongoing writers/ actors strike most shows are in reruns. (Stay Tuned!)


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

QUESTION: What happens when a pilot tells his passengers “Don’t be rude, I won’t stand for it?” His pre-flight announcement GOES VIRAL!! What do YOU think?


QUESTION: Why does Whoopi have a problem with AI?? “I don’t want to be duplicated.. one is enough!!” Finally, something we can all agree on!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


QUESTION: What do BRAD PITT, COURTNEY COX and BRYAN CRANSTON have in common? They’ve all done commercials they’d rather you DIDN’T SEE!!!!!!!!!!!


QUESTION: Is he REALLY ant-semitic?? Or was his post misinterpreted?? Jamie Foxx issues and apology for this Insta post.. but not everyone thinks he should!!!!!!
jamie foxx

QUESTION: When does a woman NOT mind being called “the biggest ever??” When she’s Greta Gerwig, whose “Barbie” movie is now over $1 BILLION!!!!!!!!!
Greta Gerwig is now the first female director with a movie that's made more than $1 billion at the box office.

Elvis’ Granddaughter Riley Keough Is Sole Trustee To Estate

*****Yeah, she’s the one who starred in “Daisy Jones and the Six.” Kinda hot!!
******She’s Lisa Marie’s daughter, and she’ll oversee sub-trusts for her half-brother and half-sister from Lisa Marie’s second marriage!!
*****Riley’s grandma, Priscilla, will be paid as a consultant to the estate!! Got all that??
****This means that Riley now controls Graceland, and there’s gonna be a hell of party!!
****Ironically, Lisa Marie died from a small bowel obstruction as she was trying to get skinny for the publicity surrounding the “Elvis” movie!!

Breaking Bad Villain Mark Margolis, 83, Dies After Brief Illness

****He played Hector Salamanca in Breaking Bad. In the show, he was in a wheelchair and could only communicate with his mob family by ringing a bell!
*******He also played the part in the prequel series “Better Call Saul,” which showed him before he was confined to the wheelchair!!
*****He was a classic TV bad guy!!

Jamie Foxx Apologizes For Allegedly Anti-Semitic Post

********His Instagram post read: “They killed this dude named Jesus… What do you think they’ll do to you???!” He ended the post with the hashtags #fakefriends and #fakelove.
******Historically, some have blamed the Jews for the death of Jesus, and it’s been used as an antisemitic accusation.
*****Jamie says he was betrayed by a fake friend, and that’s where the post came from!!
****His apology: “I want to apologize to the Jewish community and everyone who was offended by my post. I now know my choice of words have caused offense and I’m sorry. That was never my intent.”
*****You gotta cut the guy some slack! He almost died!!!
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Rebel Wilson Injured On The Set Of Her Movie “Bride Hard”

*********First of all, she shouldn’t have been filming during a strike, but SAG/AFTRA has mysteriously given “waivers” to a bunch of movies featuring A-list stars!! (Because they’re “independent productions”)
*********They were doing a stunt at 4am!! That’s right.. just when everyone is nice and rested!! She got three stitches on her face!!
****She also revealed that she’s auditioned for a part in the next James Bond film. Wow.

Meghan Markle’s Birthday Ignored By The Royal Family

****If they DID say something, she’d take it the wrong way!!
******Experts say the Royals are trying to “move on” from all the controversy of the last few years!! Meghan? Not so much!!
*******By the way, Archie and Lilibet were also not mentioned on the Royals’ social media accounts on their birthdays! Uh, oh!!
****Prince Harry’s birthday is in September. If they ignore HIM, that means the fix is in… and M&H are out!!



Crib Sheet: Mick Jagger’s Florida Hideaway – (In Touch)

Get some shelter!! With plans to spend more time in New York, the Rolling Stones frontman and his partner, retired ballet dancer Melanie Hamrick, are unloading their custom-built, completely upgraded home in Florida’s Lakewood Ranch community, about 20 minutes east of Sarasota, just three years after they bought it. The super-private 3.5-acre property is surrounded in two sides by water and boasts a covered terrace, outdoor fireplace, pool, hot tube.. and bell tower!!

Price: $3.5 million
Bedrooms: 4
Bathrooms: 6
Square Footage: 5,726




Indonesian Monkey Steals Tourist’s Purse As She Tries To Take A Selfie

See the video HERE.
********Jovita Coppage is her name, and she puckered up for a trout pout pic with a friendly monkey. That’s when the monkey reached over and grabbed her purse!!
*******She grabbed it back even though the monkey was showing his teeth!!
******The monkey said, “You can’t arrest me for any theft under $1,000!!”

Dog Brings Traffic To Total Standstill On Philadelphia Highway Interstate 95

**********They stopped because the dog was weaving through the cars and they didn’t want to hurt him!!
*****You’re right: that doesn’t sound like Philly!!
****Cops eventually rounded him up and took him to an animal shelter. He’s fine.. they’re just looking for the owner!

Raccoon Falls Through Press Box Ceiling At Soccer Match In Utah

*********It was a Major League Soccer game betwrrn Real Salt Lake and Club Leon!!
*****The match was delayed by rain and everyone was bored.. until the raccoon fell through the ceiling of the press box!!
*****Security got him to leave by yelling, “The trash cans are over HERE!!”

Bear Escapes Cargo Crate Onboard Flight To Iraq

*********The flight was scheduled to leave Dubai for Iraq when the bear escaped from the crate!!!
*******The bear thought it could fly the plane!!
********Keeping large predators as pets has become very popular in Baghdad!!
*********Iraq’s prime minister says the incident will be investigated.. and those responsible will be gently beheaded!!










The 5 Biggest Early Warning Signs You Have Insomnia


You Have Difficulty Falling Asleep

It should typically take you 15-20 minutes to fall asleep if you’re following a consistent sleep routine, said Dr. Peter Polos, a sleep medicine specialist and expert for the company Sleep Number.   If you find that it’s taking you longer than that to fall asleep, it could be an early sign of insomnia or another sleep disorder.  One of the leading causes of insomnia is hyperarousal, which essentially means having increased activity within the nervous system, Silverman explained. “Being in a state of hyperarousal often disrupts falling and/or staying asleep,” she said. “Hyperarousal can be mental, physical, or both, as it’s experienced differently on an individual basis.”  Kristen Casey, a clinical psychologist and insomnia specialist, said it’s important to note that those with acute insomnia (which lasts less than three months) can often manage their symptoms with over-the-counter medications or have it resolve naturally depending on the root cause.

You Have Trouble Staying Asleep

People tend to have at least two awakenings overnight, which can vary depending on medical conditions, mental health and age, Casey said. Whether that’s to use the bathroom, go on your phone, or spend some time overthinking, not being able to stay asleep for a prolonged period of time can be a warning sign of insomnia.  “Waking up throughout the night can disrupt important sleep stages that are critical to brain development and overall health,” Polos said.

You Experience Daytime Sleepiness

While you might have been in bed for eight hours, that does not mean you actually slept that entire time. One of the most common warning signs of insomnia is daytime sleepiness, and it goes overlooked by many people.  “When you’re not getting enough quality sleep, your circadian rhythm (our body’s internal clock) will be off track,” Polos said. “This causes us to feel tired, sluggish, and not as productive throughout the day.”

You Have Anxiety About Sleep

For a lot of people, sleep is one part of their day they are actually looking forward to. However, for those who might have insomnia, bedtime can be a source of stress and anxiety.  “Sometimes people start to worry about their sleep and if they will wake up throughout the night,” Casey said. “This can be a warning sign for insomnia because sometimes people struggle with hyperarousal, meaning increased anxiety or thinking right before bed, which keeps them up at night.”

You Are More Irritable And Have Difficulty Concentrating

While not sleeping in itself can be frustrating, it can lead to frustration throughout the day too. “The consequences of sleep deprivation can become cumulative over time,” Polos said. “During the day, you may find it difficult to focus and perform usual tasks and might feel frustrated and irritated because of the lack of sleep.”


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