Born on this day!! Actor Robert Clary (“Hogan’s Heroes”) is 95. Singer-actor Harry Belafonte is 94. Singer Mike D’Abo of Manfred Mann is 77. Singer Roger Daltrey of The Who is 77. Actor Dirk Benedict (“The A Team”) is 76. Actor-director Ron Howard is 67. Country singer Janis Gill (aka Janis Oliver Cummins) of Sweethearts of the Rodeo is 67. Actor Catherine Bach (“The Dukes of Hazzard”) is 66. Actor Tim Daly is 65. Singer-musician Jon Carroll (Starland Vocal Band) is 64. Actor Bryan Batt (“Mad Men”) is 58. Actor Maurice Benard (“General Hospital”) is 58. Actor Russell Wong (“Romeo Must Die,” ″New Jack City”) is 58. Actor Chris Eigeman (“Metropolitan,” “Last Days of Disco”) is 56. Actor John David Cullum (“Glory”) is 55. Actor George Eads (“CSI”) is 54. Actor Javier Bardem is 53. Actor Jack Davenport (“Pirates of the Caribbean”) is 48. Guitarist Ryan Peake of Nickelback is 48. Actor Mark-Paul Gosselaar is 47. Actor Jensen Ackles is 43. TV host Donovan Patton is 43. Actor Lupita Nyong’o (“Black Panther”) is 38. Singer Kesha is 34. Singer Sammie is 34. Singer Justin Bieber is 27.
THIS DAY IN GENIUS HISTORY
1790 – The U.S. Congress authorized the first census.
1803 – Ohio became the 17th state in the United States.
1864 – Rebecca Lee was the first black woman awarded a medical degree.
1867 – Nebraska became the 37th state in the United States.
1872 – Yellowstone became the world’s first National Park.
1932 – The 20-month-old son of Charles Lindbergh was kidnapped.
1961 – President John F. Kennedy signed a signed an executive order establishing the Peace Corps.
1981 – IRA member Bobby Sands began a hunger strike in Maze Prison; he would die 65 days later.
Today Is: Asiatic Fleet Memorial Day, Baby Sleep Day, Breast Implant Illness Awareness Day, Casimir Pulaski Day, Dadgum That’s Good Day, Endometriosis Day or Wear Yellow Day, National Black Women in Jazz & The Arts Day, National Horse Protection Day, National Peanut Lovers Day, Peace Corps Day, Pig Day, Plan a Solo Vacation Day, Refired, Not Retired Day, Saint David’s Day, Self-injury Awareness Day, World Compliment Day, Zero Discrimination Day
TODAY ON TV!
Primetime TV (All Times Eastern)
CBS – 8:00 – The Neighborhood / 8:30 – Bob Hearts Abishola / 9:00 – All Rise / 10:00 – Bull
NBC – 8:00 – The Voice / 10:00 – Debris
ABC – 8:00 – The Bachelor / 10:00 – The Good Doctor
FOX – 8:00 – 911 / 9:00 – 911 Lone Star
CW – 8:00 – All American Stories / 9:00 – Black Lightning
TV Talk Shows
Jimmy Kimmel: Eddie Murphy, Arsenio Hall, Alan S. Kim, Madison Beer
Jimmy Fallon: John Legend, Jermaine Fowler, Arlo Parks
Stephen Colbert: Andy Samberg, Clarissa Ward
Seth Meyers: Kenan Thompson, Steven Yeun, Julien Baker
James Corden: Jamie Dornan, Kelly Marie Tran
Lilly Singh: Sarah Chalke
Conan: Chris Gethard
Watch What Happens Live: Capt. Glenn Shephard, Daisy Kelliher
The View: Day of Hot Topics
The Talk: Wendi McLendon-Covey
Live with Kelly and Ryan: Steven Yeun, Justin Chapple
Ellen DeGeneres: Heidi Klum, Leslie Jordan, Jackelyn Shultz, guest host Howie Mandel
Wendy Williams: Hot Topics
The Real: Lamar Odom
Kelly Clarkson: Nick Jonas, Eve Hewson, Lilly Singh
Tamron Hall: Daniel Kaluuya, Camila Mendes, Lauren Conrad
Drew Barrymore: Isla Fisher, Leslie Mann, Beth Behrs, Luvvie Ajayi Jones
WHAT ARE YOU TALKIN’ ABOUT? Here are today’s PPM-Friendly Topics!
QUESTION: How badly do the kids want to go back to school? Try not to tear up as you watch this 9-year-old girl BREAK DOWN when mom tells her she’s going back!!
QUESTION: They went THERE??? The first look at Oprah’s sit down with H&M shows them calling the Royal Family “almost unsurvivable!!!” This… is WAR!!!!!!!!
QUESTION: Do you pay attention to the LUCKY NUMBERS in your fortune cookie?? Maybe you should!! This FLORIDA MAN played his and won $500,000 in Power Ball!!
QUESTION: Thing YOUR Zoom calls are weird? This plastic surgeon got dissed for dialing into a court hearing.. while OPERATING ON A PATIENT!!! WTH????????
QUESTION: What is the DUMBEST THING YOU’VE EVER DONE IN THE KITCHEN??? Check out this article about cooking disasters, and you might feel a little better!!!
Lady Gaga’s two French bulldogs were recovered safely Friday evening, two days after they were stolen by thieves who shot and wounded the dogwalker, according to Los Angeles police. A woman brought the dogs to the LAPD’s Olympic Community Police Station around 6 p.m., Capt. Jonathan Tippett told the Associated Press. Gaga’s representatives and detectives went to the station and confirmed that the returned dogs were the singer’s Frenchies, Koji and Gustav. She is currently in Rome, filming a movie. She has offered a $500,000 reward for the return of her dogs; it’s unclear if the woman who returned the dogs will be pocketing the reward. Tippet said the woman who dropped off the dogs appears to be “uninvolved and unassociated” with Wednesday night’s shooting and theft. Cops didn’t say how she got the dogs.
*******We think it was in inside job!! The dogs were in on it!!!
*******We’re glad she’s in Rome filming a movie. Can we eat inside a restaurant now???
*****The French Bulldogs were offended that she went to Italy!!
*****We’re not saying the dogs are spoiled, but they asked for a stretch limo to take them home!!!
Netflix is working with filmmaker Mattson Tomlin on a Terminator anime series. Tomlin, who co-wrote The Batman and Project Power, will serve as showrunner and executive producer on the sci-fi drama. “Yo you did hear it here first,” Tomlin tweeted Friday, along with a screenshot of a post from Feb. 12 in which he teased: “I like robots and skeletons. You heard it here first.” “Terminator is one of the most iconic sci-fi stories ever created — and has only grown more relevant to our world over time. The new animated series will explore this universe in a way that has never been done before,” said John Derderian, Netflix’s vice president of Japan and anime. The Terminator franchise began with a live-action 1984 movie starring Arnold Schwarzenegger. It was co-written and directed by James Cameron.
*******We don’t need a new Terminator series. We’re living it in real life!!!
The ‘Bachelor’ has a new host following Chris Harrison’s departure, Emmanuel Acho announced on twitter Saturday night that he will taking over all Rose Ceremonies from now on. “IT’S OFFICIAL: I’ve accepted the Rose & am honored to be hosting the [Bachelor] after the Final Rose this year,” Acho, a former NFL linebacker turned Fox Sports analyst wrote. “It’s been a pivotal season and this episode will be one of the most storied shows in its history. Empathy is needed and change is coming,” he added. “See y’all then!” The controversy started after 24-year old Rachael Kirkconnell, a frontrunner on this season’s The Bachelor, was condemned on social media for dressing in a Native American costume and for attending an “antebellum plantation” themed party in 2018 while in college. Harrison addressed the topic when interviewing Rachel Lindsay, another frontrunner in the competition and the first Black lead of the franchise. During his interview with Lindsay, Harrison suggested people should have “a little grace, a little understanding, a little compassion” when judging Kirconnell’s 2018 decision, and questioned the “lens” of 2021 compared to 2018.
********How dare he?? Ask for compassion?? Don’t you know.. we need empathy!!!! Not compassion!!!
*******Something tells us they were already looking to get rid of Chris.. and he gave them a reason. Otherwise, they would have fought harder to keep him!!
******The “Bachelor” is such a highly moral show, everyone involved must be above reproach!!!
******How can you perform in the “Fantasy Suite” when you have a politically incorrect host???
******Most of the contestants majored in “Face-Sucking” at community college!!
Details surrounding Kim Kardashian and Kanye West’s divorce have been revealed. She cited “irreconcilable differences” as the reason for their divorce. She has also reportedly requested that the ability to award spousal support by either herself or West be terminated. The documents also reveal that their date of separation is still “TBD” and, as previously reported, that the famous pair had a prenuptial agreement in place. The prenup, which will help them to avoid a hairy dispute over their massive fortune, reportedly states that the assets and obligations of the “Power” rapper and Kardashian are their own respective properties. Docs were filled on Monday, Feb. 22, and she is being represented by famed divorce attorney of the stars, Laura Wasser, dubbed the “Disso Queen.” Last week, it was revealed that Kim is also seeking joint and legal custody of the four children she shares with West: North, 7, Saint, 5, Chicago, 3, and Psalm, 1. The split is said to be perfectly amicable.
********It’s amicable… until Kanye forgets to take his meds!!!
*******Kim keeps her “ass-ets!!!” There… we worked in an ass joke!!
TOPIC: Doesn’t a prenup mean that you’re planning to split at some point?? Maybe you shouldn’t get married!!
*****How tough is Laura Wasser?? She’d make a freight train take a dirt road!!
The childhood hoop where Kobe Bryant learned to shoot recently went for $37,200 at auction. Heritage Auctions held the bidding for the hoop, which was attached to the garage of Bryant’s childhood home in the suburbs of Philadelphia. The hoop was sold separately from the house, which went for $810,000 last year. The previous owner of the house did not include the hoop in the sale after the buyer disagreed with how much of a premium it should add to the sale price. Bryant lived outside Philadelphia and attended Lower Merion High School during his teenage years before declaring for the 1996 NBA draft.
********Thanks for reminding us of 2020!!! What a tragedy!!
******We’re lucky we didn’t have to auction off Tiger’s balls!!!
R. Kelly has reportedly received both shots of a COVID-19 vaccine while being held in an Illinois lockup on serious child sex charges. He is one of more than 60 inmates at Chicago’s Metropolitan Correctional Center to be fully inoculated, according to TMZ. He got his first shot in January and the second this month, the outlet said. It was not clear which vaccine he received. The singer — real name Robert Kelly — is awaiting trials in Illinois and New York on charges including sexually abusing underage girls, producing child pornography, and destroying evidence.
********Thank God R. Kelly and all those criminals are safe!!!
******Can our grandma have HER dose now???
******It would be terrible if he accidentally got a dose of something else… wouldn’t it??
*****Can our kids go back to school now???
Disney+ hit “WandaVision” may have surpassed Netflix’s “Bridgerton” in audience viewership, according to a report. The show, which began airing in January, stars Elizabeth Olsen and Paul Bettany as Wanda Maximoff and Vision, super-powered individuals who find themselves navigating life through various sitcoms spanning multiple decades. As of January, “Wandavision” had a viewership of 8,127, meaning that the show has been viewed 81.3 times more than the average TV show according to Variety. The show has also caused the Disney+ website to crash several times. Netflix’s “Bridgerton,” which was released in December of 2020, has a viewership of 6,808. New episodes of “WandaVision” are available every Friday.
********We “Wanda” why people are watching it!!!
*****It’s official: our paid streaming services now total more than our old cable bill!! How about you??
Ripping The Tabloids (Throughout the week, we’ll give you the stories from that weeks tabs!)
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The Glitch In Aaron’s Hitch: His Parents!-(National Enquirer)
Newly engaged Aaron Rodgers and Shailene Woodley, 29, are crazy in love and ready to take the plunge-but the couple are getting cold feet about introducing each other to their families, sources spilled. The Green Bay Packers quarterback, 37, has had a long-standing rift with his relatives. Insiders snitched Aaron had a blowout with his “Bachelorette”-winning brother, Jordan-who dished about the siblings’ rocky relationship on the reality show in 2016-failed to show at their grandfather’s funeral and hasn’t given his family his cellphone number! “His father and other people in the family haven’t talked to Aaron in about seven years, and probably think he’s gone Hollywood and become too big for his britches,” dished an insider. “Aaron doesn’t want to bring Shailene into this unpleasant atmosphere.”
Rocker Haunted By Old Muddy Woman-(Globe)
Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl’s spilled spooky tales of the creepy kind before, but here’s ore nightmarish spine-tinglers he’s been keeping close to his vest. “I’ve never been that paranormal experience television show-type person. I’ve never wandered around my basement with infrared goggles looking for heat sensors,” says the rocker, 52. “The worst part is just feeling it. It’s not like you’re seeing floating bedsheets and vomiting pea soup-it’s like you feel somebody next to you or hear footsteps or have reoccurring dreams of an old woman in a muddy sweater barefoot in your living room. Things like that.”
Loose Talk-(Us Weekly)
“I did learn something that night, though….I would rather be chewed on by a boy than a bear.”-Recalling a time when she walked through a forest of wild animals instead of hooking up with a guy she didn’t like, Dolly Parton.
“I’m surrounded by estrogen and wouldn’t have any other way.”-On his daughters, Jasmine, 5, and Tiana, 2, and Simone, 19, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson.
“There was no competing with the [greatest of all time].”-On why she didn’t pursue a career in pop music like her older sister, Britney Spears, Jamie Lynn Spears.
Just For Fun-(Star)
New York City, Feb. 10
After a stop at the legendary Kidding Around children’s store, Bradley Cooper-who’s joked that becoming a dad has allowed him to “play with toys all day long”-had his hands full walking with his three-year-old daughter Lea.
Getting Crafty-(Life & Style)
Zooey Deschanel embraced her DIY side for Valentine’s day, decorating vinyl [heart-shaped] balloons with sweet affirmation using her Cricut. Balloons say: U R SMART; U R PRETTY; AND U R KIND.
Shocking New Details About Demi Lovato’s 2018 Overdose-(People)
Demi Lovato is ready to set the record straight about her near-fatal 2018 opioid overdose. In her upcoming four-part docuseries Dancing with the Devil, streaming March 23 on YouTube Originals, the pop star, 28, opens up for the first time about the events leading up to the harrowing ordeal and its aftermath. “I’ve had so much to say about what happened,” Lovato says in the trailer for the film, revealing she suffered three strokes and a heart attack as a result of her overdose, which caused lasting brain damage.
Winners of the Week-(In Touch)
Blake Lively & Ryan Reynolds
The couple donate $1 million to Feeding America and Food Banks Canada, three months after giving $500,000 to both charities.
Misspelled Parking Lot
Officials in a British town took to social media to make light of a newly-painted road that features a small spelling error in very large letters: “NO ENRY.” The road outside of a parking garage in the city center of Maldon, England, was supposed to be painted to read “NO ENTRY,” but residents quickly realized the message was missing the letter “T.” “If you’re having a bad day… just know that someone else is having a worse day than you,” the Maldon District Council said in a Facebook post. The council said the error will soon be corrected. “We’re on’T To iT,” the council joked. See the pic HERE.
**********What they meant was… there no Henry’s here!!! It’s Brit pronunciation!!!
******Or… maybe ‘Enry was trying to pull in and they were sending a message: “NO!!”
TOPIC: Misspellings are becoming more and more common!!! Have you seen a sign with a misspelling??
Realistic Dummy Found
The California Highway Patrol said a driver using the high-occupancy vehicle lanes of a highway was found to actually be traveling alone, except for “one of the best dummies” police had ever seen. The CHP said an officer stationed in Baldwin Park pulled over a truck traveling in an HOV lane on Wednesday because the vehicle’s windows were tinted too dark for the officer to see if the driver had a passenger. The officer soon discovered the apparent “man” sitting in the passenger seat of the truck was actually a highly realistic mannequin, complete with a COVID-19 face mask. The CHP said the mannequin was “by far, one of the best dummies we have ever seen.” See the pic HERE.
*********Does that mean he gets a discount on the ticket??? No???
*******What do you call a dummy with a face mask?? (write your own answer)
Police in Illinois said they are trying to find the owner of a “belligerent” and “foul smelling” guinea fowl found wandering loose in the town. The Swansea Police Department posted a photo to Facebook of what the department misidentified as a “missing chicken,” but commenters pointed out was actually a missing guinea fowl. “Loud. Belligerent. Non-cooperative. Foul smelling. Won’t leave,” the post said. The department is asking anyone missing a guinea fowl to get in touch with police to claim their bird. “Serious police work here folks,” police wrote. See it HERE
******Lady Gaga just offered a $5.00 reward!!
*******He escaped from Angry Birds???
*******How do you know if it’s a male or female??? Does it have fowl balls??
House That Comes With Dummies
A five-bedroom, three-bathroom multifamily home in South Lake Tahoe has been listed for $650,000, and comes with several mannequins and statues. “With a little love, this duplex has great income property potential,” reads Realtor.com listing, which went live last Friday. The unassuming property is being represented by realtor Jesse Yohnka of the Deb Howard & Company, a premiere Lake Tahoe real estate agency. Although the listing doesn’t expressly say the fashionable mannequins and statues are included, the listing does note: “Property to be sold as-is.” According to Realtor.com’s records, the 2,116-square-foot home has been listed on two separate occasions in the last 13 years, specifically in 2008 and 2009, and both times for $499,500. See the pic HERE.
********Check the pictures: looks like someone was having quite the party… in their mind!!
*******If those things start moving, we’re out of there!!!
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A LIST FOR MONDAY
7 Things In Your House You’ve Been Using Wrong All This Time
If your kitchen came with a pull-out slab of wood built into the countertop, you probably assumed it was a cutting board for slicing and dicing ingredients as you cook.
But according to Country Living, those pull-out cutting boards were actually once known as “breadboards.” The original purpose was to extend the countertop so there was room to knead bread. You could also use it to slice bread. But chop veggies? Nope.
Though you may not be doing a whole lot of bread kneading (unless that happened to become your pandemic hobby), it’s not a great idea to use the original boards for cutting. They weren’t designed to hold up to much wear and tear, and moisture can cause warping and mold. Instead, consider replacing yours with a modern maple version, which is naturally antimicrobial and holds up to knife scarring.
- Oven drawer
The drawer located beneath your oven is a great place for storing awkwardly shaped kitchen items, like baking sheets and pans. Except that drawer has a specific use, and it may not be storage at all.
You’ll have to look for a couple of clues to find out its purpose. If your oven has a setting for a “warming drawer,” then that’s exactly what you have. You can use this area to keep food warm or heat up plates while you finish preparing your meal.
If this feature looks more like a big pan than a drawer, it’s likely your oven’s broiler. You can use this to toast or brown food before serving. Typically, broiler drawers are found on gas ovens.
Finally, if the drawer really is just a big empty space, it likely is meant for storage. In fact, it’s a great spot to store cast iron, where the warmth of the oven will help keep rust at bay. However, avoid storing any plastic items here, which can warp or melt.
That plunger sitting next to your toilet in case of, ahem, an emergency is probably not the right one for the job. The typical household plunger with a red, bell-shaped cup is actually designed for unclogging sinks and bathtubs.
Using this type of plunger won’t be too effective on toilets. For that job, you need a specific toilet plunger, which has a flange on the end that fits snugly into the opening, as Popular Mechanics reports. You can also use a bellows plunger, which has an accordion-like design that allows for better water displacement while plunging.
- Ceiling fan
Even though a large portion of the country is still experiencing cold temperatures, ceiling fans have their place. Ceiling fans are actually designed for year-round use, helping you save on energy costs. All you need to do is adjust the direction it spins.
In the winter, you should set your fan to turn clockwise. This pulls air up toward the ceiling, displacing the warmer air that has risen and pushing it back down toward the walls and floor. Keep it on the lowest speed to prevent any wind chill.
In the summer, your fan should spin counterclockwise to improve air flow and create a breeze. You can usually find the switch to change your fan’s direction on the motor casing.
- Cellphone charger
Cellphone batteries seem to die at the most inconvenient times. To ensure you have a solid charge all day, you probably leave your phone hooked up to the charger overnight. However, doing this could actually make your phone’s battery less effective.
It’s not possible to overcharge a cellphone battery. But leaving it plugged in once it has reached 100% causes something known as a “trickle charge.” As your phone naturally loses a bit of charge, the charger continually tops it off to maintain a full battery. This stresses the battery, leads to higher ambient temperatures for your phone and can reduce capacity over time.
- Stainless steel pans
If you’re like me, you probably prefer the ease of a nonstick pan over its stainless steel counterpart. Stainless steel may be long-lasting and non-toxic, but it can also be a pain to clean.
It turns out that stainless steel pans can be seasoned just like cast iron. Doing so will make them much easier to cook with and clean, as well as allow you to avoid the questionable chemicals that coat non-stick cookware.
Simply coat your pan with an oil that has a high smoke point. Heat it over medium to medium-high heat for a few minutes, allow it to cool and then dispose of the excess oil. To prevent washing away the seasoning, try to wipe it clean after each use rather than scrubbing it with soap and water.
- Toilet paper rolls
The heated over/under debate can finally be settled. According to illustrations from an 1891 patent, the inventor of perforated toilet paper rolls intended the flap to fall over the roll.
The advantages of hanging the roll this way are clear (sorry, Team Under). First, it’s much easier to find the end and unspool. Plus, it’s a bit more sanitary since the end is kept away from the bathroom wall.
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