Born on this day!! Singer Taj Mahal is 79. Drummer Bill Bruford of Yes and King Crimson is 72. Singer-guitarist George Johnson of The Brothers Johnson is 68. TV personality Kathleen Sullivan is 68. Actor-comedian Bob Saget is 65. Singer Enya is 60. Actor Craig Ferguson (“The Late Late Show,” ″The Drew Carey Show”) is 58. Keyboardist Page McConnell of Phish is 58. Actor David Eigenberg (“Sex and the City”) is 57. Guitarist O’Dell of Mint Condition is 56. Musician Trent Reznor of Nine Inch Nails is 56. Actor Hill Harper (“CSI: NY,” ″He Got Game”) is 55. TV personality-interior designer Thom Filicia (“Queer Eye for the Straight Guy”) is 52. Singer Jordan Knight of New Kids on the Block is 51. Singer Darnell Van Rensalier of Shai is 51. Singer Josh Homme of Queens of the Stone Age is 48. Singer Andrea Corr of The Corrs is 47. Actor Sendhil Ramamurthy (“Heroes”) is 47. Singer Kandi Burruss (Xscape) (“The Real Housewives of Atlanta”) is 45. Actor Kat Foster (“‘Til Death”) is 43. Singer-songwriter Passenger is 37. Dancer Derek Hough (“Dancing with the Stars”) is 36. Actor Tahj Mowry (“Smart Guy,” ″Kim Possible”) is 35. Actor Nikki Reed (“Twilight”) is 32. Actor Leven Rambin (“The Hunger Games,” ″Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles”) is 31.
THIS DAY IN GENIUS HISTORY
1792 – The New York Stock Exchange was established when a group of 24 brokers and merchants met by a tree on what is now Wall Street and signed the Buttonwood Agreement.
1875 – The first Kentucky Derby was held at Churchill Downs, in Louisville, Kentucky.
1938 – NBC aired the Information, Please! quiz show on the radio for the first time.
1954 – The Supreme Court ruled unanimously against segregation in schools in Brown v. Board of Education.
1973 – Televised Watergate hearings opened, headed by North Carolina senator Sam Ervin.
1987 – An Iraqi warplane attacked the U.S.S. Stark in the Persian Gulf, killing 37 American sailors and wounding 62.
1997 – Laurent Kabila declared himself president of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
2004 – In Massachusetts, same-sex couples exchanged marriage vows for the first time in the United States.
Today Is: International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia, Same Sex Marriage Day, Supply Chain Professional Day, Syttende Mai, World Hypertension Day, World Telecommunications and Information Society Day, World Neurofibromatosis 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 – Monsters Inc. / 10:00 – The Good Doctor
FOX – 8:00 – 911 / 9:00 – 911: Lone Star
CW – 8:00 – All American / 9:00 – Black Lightning
TV Talk Shows
Jimmy Kimmel: Shaquille O’Neal, Patton Oswalt, Chase Rice
Jimmy Fallon: P!nk, Eric Bana, Natti Natasha & Becky G
Stephen Colbert: Cindy McCain, Mj Rodriguez
Seth Meyers: Julianna Margulies, Josh Duhamel, Alaina Castillo, Brian Frasier-Moore
James Corden: Barack Obama, Kelly Rowland
Lilly Singh: Matty Matheson
Conan: Timothy Olyphant
Watch What Happens Live: Billy Crystal
The View: Day of Hot Topics
The Talk: Milo Ventimiglia, Denise Richards, guest co-hosts Jerry O’Connell & David Begnaud
Live with Kelly and Ryan: Scott Foley
Ellen DeGeneres: Daymond John, Brené Brown
Wendy Williams: Trendy @ Wendy
The Real: Tamika D. Mallory, Israel Houghton, Chandler Moore
Kelly Clarkson: Blake Shelton, John Legend, Nick Jonas
Tamron Hall: How to refresh your diet, pantry, and storage
Drew Barrymore: Dylan Farrow, Katherine Schwarzenegger Pratt, Pilar Valdes, Sahra Nguyen
WHAT ARE YOU TALKIN’ ABOUT? Here are today’s PPM-Friendly Topics!
QUESTION: Why is this Ohio woman in jail today?? She gave another woman a beat-down with a TEN POUND MEAT LOG!! At the Walmart, of course!!!!!
QUESTION: Was Bill Gates a BUSY BOY?? Reports say he had to step down from the Microsoft board after an employee claimed they were having an affair!!
QUESTION: Isn’t this the show that LOVED Dr. Fauci??? SNL gives the little doctor a real shading when they satirize the new CDC mask-wearing guidelines!!!!!
QUESTION: Wait… HE’S fed up with the “vaccine propaganda??” ERIC CLAPTON says he had a “severe reaction” to Astra-Zeneca, which lasted for TEN DAYS!!!
QUESTION: Think Ellen was “surprised” at the claims of a toxic workplace?? Check out this list of Ellen’s DIVA DEMANDS and RIDICULOUS BEHAVIOR!!!!!
The family of Carole Baskin’s ex-husband, Don Lewis, has hired celebrity attorney Alex Spiro to investigate his mysterious 1997 disappearance, which came under new scrutiny following the viral release of “Tiger King” last year. Joe Exotic repeatedly made claims in the Tiger King documentary that Baskin killed her husband in 1997 and possibly fed him to her tigers at Big Cat Rescue. Spiro, whose clients include New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft and Grammy-winning rapper Jay-Z, confirmed that he is investigating Lewis’s disappearance. Lewis’ family wants Spiro to pinpoint a possible murderer and turn his findings over to prosecutors, according to TMZ, who originally reported Spiro was on the case. Hillsborough County Sheriff Chad Chronister told WTOP that the investigation into Lewis’ disappearance is a cold case, but that he believes Lewis was “murdered” and did not just randomly disappear. No persons of interest or suspects have been named.
********There is one suspect… his name is “M. Grinder!!!”
*******Joe Exotic nay get out of jail for “justifiable homicide!!!”
******Carole Baskin can defend herself!!! Exhibit #1… her personality!!!
Joe Exotic’s latest plea for a pardon comes amid a fearful time for the “Tiger King” star. He revealed on Facebook on Friday that his prostate-specific antigen (PSA) count “came back very high for prostate cancer.” He then shared the symptoms he’s dealing with as he serves time in prison. He shared his eagerness to get a message to President Biden and his administration. “My body is tired, I have lost a tremendous amount of weight, the mouth sores are out of control, I throw up more than I eat. I don’t want anyone’s pity, what I need is when [my attorney] John Phillips gets the evidence he is working on, I need the world to help him get President Biden, VP Harris and the Attorney General to listen to the evidence and see that it’s not just city cops out of control with corruption, but his very own Department of Justice and make this right and sign that pardon that Trump left behind so I can go home and get proper medical care and proper food,” Maldonado-Passage wrote. He also claimed there are U.S. Attorneys, agents and witnesses responsible for “the lies, conspiracy and obstruction to put me here just to further the Big Cat Safety Act, because what they did was criminal, and change the system in my honor.”
*********Sure, Joe… no problem!!!
*******Has anyone ever been released because of “bad prison food??” Well… maybe in California!!
******The key to a Biden pardon is “bribing Hunter!!!”
******This story could have a happy ending.. and Hunter knows all about happy endings!!
Lori Loughlin and husband Mossimo Giannulli have asked a judge to allow them to jet off to a Mexican resort while still on probation, according to court documents. They each filed requests in their federal criminal cases seeking court approval to go to San Jose Del Cabo for five days in mid-June to spend time with family. They highlight in the court papers that they’ve been compliant with probation officers while out on supervised release. “Ms. Loughlin has remained in compliance during her term of supervised release. According to the Central District of California, Ms. Loughlin has presented respectfully and cooperatively in all interactions with her Probation Officer,” Loughlin’s request states. Loughlin served two months in federal prison in Dublin, Calif., and was released soon after Christmas 2020. Her husband, who was sentenced to five months in the slammer, was released about two weeks early last month and finished out his term in home confinement.
*********They’re just trying to catch up with their daughters!!!
“Jeopardy!” fans were in disbelief Friday night as the episode filmed weeks prior to its airing appeared to predict Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck’s reunion. The show’s first clue of the night quizzed contestants on which celebrity couple was known to the public as “Bennifer.” Pop culture diehards know the answer is Lopez and Affleck and went wild on Twitter, given the former engaged couple’s meetups and Montana vacation in recent weeks. “Wait the @Jeopardy had a #Bennifer question today??? Are they psychics???” asked one stunned viewer on Twitter. “Jeopardy had a question about ‘Bennifer’ on the episode that aired today. How does it keep up with the news like that??” another said. “This would have been filmed well before Bennifer 2.0 Also, c’mon Justin. #Jeopardy,” one user pointed out. All eyes have been on the former couple in recent weeks as they’ve been spotted together more than once after Lopez split from former fiance Alex Rodgriguez.
******Can Brangelina be far behind??? Yep…. way far behind!!!
*******What did they call Brad and Jen??? “Ben??” or “Jed???”
*******We don’t care about predictions on Jeopardy!!! What did the Simpsons say???
UPDATE: Her friends say this is the “real deal,” because Jen was always obsessed with Ben!!!
Robert De Niro suffered a leg injury while on location to film his new movie “Killers of the Flower Moon.” He was in Oklahoma to shoot the Western crime drama when the incident occurred, though it did not happen on set. “De Niro injured his quadriceps muscle which will be treated medically in New York,” his rep said. Production on the Martin Scorsese-directed movie will reportedly proceed as scheduled, as De Niro already shot his scenes. “He was not scheduled to film again for another three weeks,” his rep added.
*********Can Scorsese make a movie WITHOUT De Niro????
*****It’s a western.. and De Niro’s character is “Kid Corleone!!!”
*******De Niro strained his leg while trying to pick up his paycheck!!
Senior palace aides say it’s time for Prince Harry to give up his title after quitting his royal duties last year. There’s an increasing sense of “bewilderment and betrayal” inside the palace after Harry blasted his dad, Prince Charles, on Dax Shepard’s podcast this past week, claiming the elder royal passed on a “cycle” of “genetic pain and suffering” to him. Harry also referenced his grandparents — claiming Charles’ parenting skills reflected his own upbringing by Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip, which sparked particular anger, aides told the Daily Mail on Sunday. “People are appalled that he could do this to the Queen when the Duke of Edinburgh is barely in his grave,” one aide told the outlet. “To drag his grandfather into this is so shocking and disrespectful. “The Duke of Sussex has now spent a significant amount of time emphasizing that he’s no different to anyone else and attacking the institution which he says has caused him so much pain. There is a growing feeling that if you dislike the institution that much, you shouldn’t have the titles,” the aide said. Another source told the Mail, “They should put the titles into abeyance, so they still exist, but are not used, like they agreed to do with their HRHs. They should just become Harry and Meghan. And if they refuse to do that, they have to explain why not.”
******Oh, we can explain why not: those titles are real money-makers!!!
*******They get all the benefits of being royalty without any annoying official duties!! Sweet!!
********Meghan’s got a bigger title in mind: “Empress of Planet Earth!!!”
********The Queen just made Thomas Markle the “Duke of Hazzard!!”
UPDATE: Harry also took flack over the weekend for saying the 1st Amendment (freedom of speech) is “bonkers!!” He can’t imagine being able to say anything you like without fear of jail. To be fair, neither can Twitter or Facebook!!
Ripping The Tabloids (Throughout the week, we’ll give you the stories from that weeks tabs!)
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Paltrow Plays Fame Card!-(National Enquirer)
Hollywood queen Gwyneth Paltrow got the movie star treatment at the Santa Monica, California DMV! Spies spotted the 48-year-old “Shakespeare In Love”-Oscar-snatcher in her vehicle as her bodyguard chatted with a uniformed official, who pointed where they should park and saunter into the DMV office at about 11 a.m. ahead of about 50 people waiting in a long line. Ironically, the actress-who left a brief 30 minutes later-is known to gripe about her pampered, rich ‘n’ famous celebrity life. “I think our culture idealizes fame so much, and I actually think it’s [a] pretty terrible thing to be famous,” wails the actress. “If our purpose on the planet is for human development and to really become the truest, best version of ourselves,” she ranted. “I think fame is a huge impediment to that, and I’ve had to work really hard to separate the fame from who I am.” Except when skipping long lines at the DMV!
Jason & Alexis Post Their Parting Online-(Globe)
“How I Met Your Mother” star Jason Segel and artist Alexis Mixter have gone their separate ways after nearly eight years of togetherness. Alexis, 42, revealed the split in an Instagram post, adding “announcing a breakup on social media” was “a strange feeling.” Jason, 41, and Alexis began dating in December 2013.
Loose Talk-(Us Weekly)
“I think I’d rather die but thank you anyway.”-On wearing the pair of Crocs Justin Bieber sent her, Victoria Beckham.
“What else was I doing?”-On his “Formal Friday” dinners with beloved rescue [dog] Kuma during the pandemic, Justin Theroux.
“No more midnight muffins…..this is it!”-On how he wants to get in the best shape of his life after gaining weight during quarantine, Will Smith.
“For the record, I only left the IHOP because a nice woman told me the all-you-can-eat deal didn’t apply to the milkshakes.”-His hilarious reaction to a recent viral video that showed him being turned away from the breakfast chain, Adam Sandler.
Messy Exs: Nick & Vanessa Lachey-(Star)
Fourteen years after their split, Jessica Simpson was still smarting that her ex-husband began dating so soon after their split. In her 2020 memoir Open Book, the fashion mogul, now a married mom of three, shared a diary entry that made the former boy bander look a bit fickle. “So Nick, you’re with another already? Seems that you forgot the love you spoke to me,” she wrote after learning Nick was seeing now-wife Vanessa. “I’m saddened beyond belief. Alone in the dark, with no one to call my own.”
George’s Intimate Birthday With Amal-(Life & Style)
George Clooney wasn’t exactly thrilled about turning 60. “But it’s better than [being] dead,” the actor said. “So, I’ll take it!” Fortunately, his beautiful wife, Amal, had something special planned for the big day. A source says the couple spent May 6 at home with their 3-year-old twins, Ella and Alexander. “A quiet night in was exactly what George wanted for his birthday,” says the source. “Amal had a couple of his favorite meals prepared, margherita pizza and risotto, which Ella and Alexander love, too. It was very low-key.” A far cry from the fast-paced life he once enjoyed as Hollywood’s most eligible bachelor. “I was like, ‘I’m never getting married. I’m not gonna have kids.’ I’m gonna work, I’ve got great friends, my life is full, I’m doing well,” the Oscar winner says. “And I didn’t know how un-full it was until I met Amal. And then everything changed.”
Josh Duhamel & Audra Mari: Going Strong-(People)
Two years into their romance, all’s well for the actor, 48, and the model and former Miss World America, 27. Coupled up since early 2019, they stepped out for date night at sushi hot spot Nobu in Malibu on May 2.
Co-worker of the Week-(In Touch)
“He’s like, ‘What’s the worst that can happen? I mess up and marry Scarlett Johansson?’”
-on why his SNL co-star Colin Jost always seems willing to take risks.
Old Café Menu Found
Workers doing renovations on a cafe in England made a surprising discovery inside the ceiling — a menu from the restaurant that occupied the building in 1913. Natalie Haywood, owner of Leaf in Liverpool, said workers doing renovations on the building found a menu for Yamen Cafe and Tea Rooms, dated Jan. 15, 1913, in the rafters. Haywood said the workers also found a waiter’s hat embroidered with the word “Yaman” and the instructions for a card game called “whist and bottles.” “Down came fluttering from the ceiling this menu from 108 years ago. It’s in absolutely unbelievable condition,” Haywood told CNN. Haywood told the BBC the menu is “like a time capsule hidden in the walls.” She said Leaf plans to try to recreate some of the dishes listed on the menu.
********The “Dinosaur McNuggets” sound especially good!!
*******The price of a full meal in 1913 would buy you a glass of water today!!
*******Was Elizabeth the Queen in 1913??
Most Fast-Food Toys
The Guinness World Record holder for the largest collection of fast-food toys said his collection has now doubled to 20,000 toys. Percival Lugue of Apalit, Philippines, was awarded a Guinness World Record in 2014 when his collection of kids’ meal toys from eateries. including McDonald’s, Burger King and Jollibee, was tallied at 10,000 items. Lugue said his collection has grown in the ensuing years and his has now doubled his record with 20,000 toys. Lugue said his eventual goal is to use his collection to start a museum for fast-food toys. See collection HERE.
*******It’s cheaper than collecting ex-wives!!!
*****How many Happy Meals can one guy eat??
*****We’re assuming that he’s eating alone!!!!
Lottery Winner “Washed” Her Ticket!!
The winner of a $26 million California Lottery prize may have literally washed the chance of a fortune away! The winning SuperLotto Plus ticket for the Nov. 14 drawing was sold at an Arco AM/PM convenience store in the Los Angeles suburb of Norwalk. Thursday was the last day to redeem it. Store employee Esperanza Hernandez told the Whittier Daily News that a woman came in Wednesday and told workers that she had put the ticket in her pants and it was destroyed in the laundry. The store’s manager told KTLA-TV that surveillance video showed the woman who bought the ticket, and she’s known to store workers. A copy of the surveillance video was turned over to California Lottery officials, the manager said. The claim will be investigated, lottery spokeswoman Cathy Johnston said. Lottery officials say someone who believes he or she is a winner must complete a claim form. But if someone loses a ticket, they must provide evidence that they owned it, such as a photograph of the front and back of the ticket, the officials said. If the prize isn’t claimed, the $19.7 million will go to California public schools.
********With all the Lottery money that’s gone to public schools (It’s billions in Cali), you’d think we’d have the best schools on earth!! But no..
*******Newsom called her and said, “If you vote against the recall, you can have the damned money!! What do I care??”
******In California, the state gets back 80% of the money in taxes, anyway!!!
Woman Calls In Bomb Threat After Losing
A Florida woman says she was just attempting to “blow off steam” when she sent a casino a bomb threat Tuesday after losing $380 while gambling. Adele Belizaire was arrested early Wednesday morning after allegedly calling in the bomb threat to the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Tampa from her Clearwater Beach motel room hours earlier. Since Belizaire’s phone number was on file as a member of the casino’s player’s club, police were easily able to identify her and track her down. Belizaire said “I left a bomb in your casino” during the call, made about 90 minutes after she left the casino on Tuesday night, according to a police report. Casino authorities quickly contacted police after the call, who were then able to ping Belizaire’s phone and locate it at the motel. She was confronted by officers at around 4 a.m. and informed them that she “became upset” after losing the money, explaining that she “has anger issues” and only wanted to make the threat to “blow off steam.”
*****Her best defense: “It’s Florida!! What do you expect??”
*******Now you know why we don’t join the “player’s club” at our local Indian Casino!!
STUFF THAT’S COOL AND VIRAL
VIDEO: ROAD RAGE INSTANT KARMA COMPILATION.
VIDEO: KID MAKES A TIRE COSTUME.
A LIST FOR MONDAY
Tax Day Freebies and Deals – The Penny Hoarder
Adding to the confusion the IRS has moved Tax Day, this year to May 17, 2021.
To ease the pain of Tax Day — and save your refund for another time — take advantage of some of these Tax Day 2021 freebies and deals!
Retail Tax Day Deals
Most retailers offer discounts on specific tax software sold in-store, and others just offer great deals around Tax Day. We’ve rounded up the following general Tax Day deals in retail stores:
- Dollar General
The weekend before Tax Day, Dollar General is cooking up savings that are quite nice. Spend $25 pre-tax on or before 5/15/21, and you’ll save $5.
- Best Buy
Best Buy is offering up to 20% off tax software.
Buy TurboTax Deluxe for $10 off on Amazon and get a $10 Amazon gift card.
Tax Software/Filing Tax Day Deals
Talk about waiting until the last minute! If you still need help ahead of Tax Day, check out some of these deals on software and tax prep:
Get 35% off your federal tax return, valid through May 17, 2021.
Get $20 off TurboTax through May 15, 2021.
- H&R Block
Get 20% off H&R Block online tax filing products through May 31, 2021.
Get 20% off your federal tax return, valid through Oct. 30, 2021.
Get 40% off tax filing through E-File.com, valid through May 21, 2021.
Food and Drink Tax Day Deals
Celebrate the end of tax season with a free meal or a free round of drinks. Here are some of the best 2021 Tax Day freebies for food and drink:
The WOWorks family of restaurants is new to the scene but is hitting the ground running with Tax Day discounts at all of its brands, including The Simple Gree, Garbanzo Mediterranean Fresh, Frutta Bowls and Saladworks. On Tax Day only, you can get your favorite entree for just $5.17.
- Kona Grill
On May 17, relax with a drink (or two!) at Kona Grill, where you can get up two House, Skinny or Watermelon Margaritas for just $10.40.
Get it? 1040? Don’t worry, you’ll stop seeing those numbers in your dreams soon enough.
- Great American Cookies
Got a sweet tooth? Check out Great American Cookies for one free original Chocolate Chip Cookie on May 17.
- Marble Slab Creamery
Is ice cream more your thing? The sister brand to Great American Cookies is offering a free Regular Ice Cream when you buy another Regular or a Best Value Ice Cream. Again, this is only good on actual Tax Day 2021.
Miscellaneous Tax Day Deals
When shopping for a used car, it’s a good idea to get a vehicle history report. CARFAX is not the only name in the business; from May 12 through May 19 of this year, Bumper.com is offering 20% off vehicle history reports for anyone using that tax refund to buy a used car.
- Southwest Airlines
If you have a Southwest Rapid Rewards account, login and click the link for TurboTax. If you file using that link, you’ll earn 1,000 points.
- Straight Talk
Get massive savings on a new phone during tax season. Straight Talk has insane Tax Day discounts on the Samsung Galaxy A51 (save $200), LG Stylo 5 ($100 off) and more.
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