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Born on this day!! Singer Judy Collins is 84. Actor Stephen Macht (“Suits,” ″General Hospital”) is 81. Singer Rita Coolidge is 78. Singer-bassist Nick Fortuna of The Buckinghams is 77. Actor Dann Florek (“Law and Order: SVU”) is 72. Singer-songwriter Ray Parker Jr. is 69. Actor Byron Stewart is 67. Actor Maia Morgenstern (“The Passion of the Christ”) is 61. Actor Scott Coffey (“Mulholland Drive,” ″The Outsiders”) is 59. Country singer Wayne Hancock is 58. Actor Charlie Schlatter (“Diagnosis Murder”) is 57. Country singer Tim McGraw is 56. Bassist D’Arcy Wretzky (Smashing Pumpkins) is 55. Director Wes Anderson is 54. Actor Julie Benz (“No Ordinary Family,” “Dexter”) is 51. Singer Tina Campbell of Mary Mary is 49. Actor Darius McCrary (“Family Matters”) is 47. Actor Jamie Dornan (“Fifty Shades of Grey”) is 41. Actor Kerry Bishe (“Argo”) is 39. TV personality Abby Huntsman (“The View”) is 37. Actor Lizzy Greene (“A Million Little Things”) is 19.


1707 – The Act of Union joined England and Scotland to form Great Britain.
1931 – The Empire State Building opened in New York City. At 102 stories, it would be the world’s tallest building for the next 41 years. Click to see the current tallest.
1941 – Orson Welles’s Citizen Kane, considered by many the greatest film ever made, premiered in New York.
1948 – The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (North Korea) was established with Kim Il Sung as president.
1960 – The Soviet Union shot down an American U-2 reconnaissance plane over Soviet territory.
1967 – Elvis Presley married Priscilla Beaulieu. (They divorced in 1973.)
1991 – 44-year-old Texas fireballer Nolan Ryan hurled his seventh and final no-hitter in a 3-0 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays. That same day, Oakland’s Rickey Henderson broke Lou Brock’s stolen base record.
2003 – President Bush made a speech aboard an aircraft carrier proclaiming “major combat operations in Iraq have ended.”
2009 – For the first time in 341 years, a woman is appointed as poet laureate of the United Kingdom. Carol Ann Duffy, 53, will take over the post from current poet laureate Andrew Motion.

Today Is: Amtrak Day, Batman Day, CSS Reboot Day, Discuss Your Wage Day, Executive Coaching Day, Global Love Day, Great Lakes Awareness Day, Hug Your Cat Day, International Doodle Dog Day, International Guerilla Sunflower Gardening Day, International Workers Day, Keep Kids Alive! Drive  Day, Law Day, Lei Day, Loyalty Day, May Day, May One Day, Melanoma Monday, Mother Goose Day, National Bubba Day, National High Potassium Awareness Day, National Purebred Dog Day, New Homeowner’s Day, Religious Brothers Day, School Principals’ Day, Silver Star Banner Day, Skyscraper Day, Stepmother’s 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 – The Voice / 10:00 – That’s My Jam
ABC – 8:00 – American Idol  /  10:00 – The Good Doctor
FOX – 8:00 – 911  /  9:00 – Fantasy Island
CW – 8:00 – All American / 9:00 – The Flash

TV Talk Shows

Jimmy Fallon: Rosie O’Donnell, SUGA
Seth Meyers: Chance the Rapper, Parker Posey, Tanner Wayne
Daily Show: Guest host Dulcé Sloan
Live with Kelly and Mark: Ellie Kemper, Deborah Roberts

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

QUESTION: Ready for ANOTHER side-effect of using Ozempic for weight loss?? JENNY CRAIG looks like they’re going out of business with massive layoffs!!!


QUESTION: How do you sink a $3 BILLION NUCLEAR SUBMARINE?? You FORGET TO CLOSE THE HATCH!! It happened last week in INDIA! (Call customer service?)


QUESTION: Gotta get home to MAMA?? Harry plans to spend just 24 HOURS in London for dad’s coronation before speeding home to the ball and chain!!!!!!!!!!!


QUESTION: Wanna see a bunch of fat, out-of-shape guys try to BEAT EACH OTHER UP? Then check out this video from a Florida golf course where they CLUB each other!!
The viral clip showed two men initiate the fight against four other golfers as one shouted, 'bring it b****'

QUESTION: Will it ever STOP??? We hope not!!! Super Mario Bros. hits $1 BILLION in four weeks as it continues its run at #1!!! They’re really “raking in the coin!!”
"The Super Mario Bros. Movie" has remained atop the box office for a month since its release.

The Kardashians’ Gated Kommunity Is Getting Security Upgrades Because of Burglars, Stalkers, Fans

********They’re even installing a camera on Kim’s ass so she can keep track of what’s going on back there!!
****They live in a gated community called Hidden Hills, and apparently fans are just strolling in!! (true)
******They’ve hired more security officers and the crime rate has dropped to zero. They mayor of LA said, “Wait. That actually WORKS??”
******Kim is upset because some of her neighbors are “second homeless.” That’s right.. they only have one home!!!

The Markle Family Trashes M&H In A New Interview; Dad Begs To See Her; Sister Calls M&H “Toxic”
Meghan puts her hand over her mouth as her face appears to express shock at her accolade

See the trailer for the interview HERE.
*******Thomas can barely speak after his stroke! And Meghan has forgotten she ever had a father!!
******The special will contain a lot of footage of Meghan’s “awkward years,” as a homecoming queen.. and riding horses!! Scandalous!!
******Her dad was a TV lighting director, and he’d like to see his grandkids before he “goes to the light!!”
*******The family says this is their last interview.. before the next one!!!! 

Tom Cruise, Nicole Sherzinger And Other Big Stars Join In On The Coronation Fun

***Winnie the Pooh will also be there to do his doody!!! (true)
*****The only UK stars on the list are Tom Jones and Steve Winwood!!
******Thank God some big stars agreed to fill the spaces between acts!! They thought Camilla would have to get up and make shadow puppets!!
*******In the big finale, Spanky the Clown will make balloon animals of the entire Royal Family!!

Fans Think “Citadel” Star Richard Madden Is The Next James Bond!!

****Madden and co-star Stanley Tucci did an Insta video drinking martinis and giggling!! That’s all it took!! (true)
WE HEAR it’s definitely Aaron Taylor-Johnson (Bullet Train), but who knows??
*****Other candidates include Paapa Essiedu (Gangs of London), James Norton, Rege Jean-Page, Tom Hardy and Henry Cavill.
****Idris Elba took himself out of the running!! After him, our fave is Tom Hardy!!
TOPIC: Is the Bond thing OVER?? In the last movie, he took his DAUGHTER on the mission!! Is it time to hang it up???

Jack Nicholson Appears in Public For The 1st Time in 2 Years At The Lakers Game On Friday

*********Everybody thought he would never leave his house, and his “pals” were saying “His mind is gone,” but there he was!!
*****He must be a good luck charm, because the Lakers closed out that best-of-seven with a 125-85 win over the Grizzlies!! Now THAT’S  a statement!!
*****The Lakers knew he was coming!! They put up a montage of his most famous movie roles!! (true) “Heeerrrrre’s Jackie!!!”

Tony Danza Gets Criticism For Being Rude To Red-Carpet Interviewer

*********At least he was nicer than Hugh Grant!!!
*****Come on!! He was just bustin’ balls!! It’s a Guido thing!!!
****He touched his face like they were in a prison shower!!!


As a red carpet reporter, I’m here to help bring excitement to your event and promote it! I LOVE chatting with Broadway and Entertainment’s best as “Your Broadway & Entertainment BFF!” I understand not everyone is in the mood to answer questions, and you can always pass. I asked these same questions (and a few others!) to heavy hitters like #JoelGray #linmanuelmiranda and others, and only #TonyDanza replied like this…. To say I was blown away, shocked, and embarrassed is an understatement…But, my professionalism showed through! 😉 #tonydanza #wtfmoments #celebrityencounters #rude #nypost #pagesix #tmznews #whostheboss #redcarpet #redcarpetreporter #shockingmoments #rudecelebrities #slapintheface #celebritynews

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Perfect Match-(Us Weekly)

There’s no denying that Nicolas Cage’s wife of two years, Riko Shibata, is someone special.  “Nic’s found a woman who finally gets him,” an insider says of the actor, 59, who’s been married five times.  “Riko brings out the best in him,” adds a source, noting that they’re open to giving 7-month-old daughter August a sibling.  “They love their little family.”



Everyone should have a theme song. What would yours be??? (Like baseball “walk-up music”)
Can you name a song whose title is also the very first words of the lyrics??
Have you ever been naked in public??



Australian Man Faces Flogging After Nude Rampage In Indonesian Province Under Sharia Law

See the video HERE.
*******He claims he had sunstroke from surfing, took one shot of vodka and felt “possessed!!”  He started hitting everyone he passed!!
******Unfortunately for him, alcohol is BANNED in this province. And people get flogged for adultery, homosexuality and drinking!!
*****He should have vacationed in California!! NOTHING is illegal here!!
******When someone goes crazy, the first thing they want to do is get naked!!

Giant Bear Stuck In Tree Falls Out After Being Tranquilized

See the video HERE.
*****”What? I thought YOU were gonna catch him!!”
******Why can’t he just break into cars and houses like a normal bear??
****This happened in Nevada, which means the first responders were allowed to bet on whether he’d be able to get down from the tree!!

You Can Own A Private Island Off The Coast Of Scotland For $188,000 (But There Are No Buildings!!)

***********It’s 25 acres just off the coast (you can walk over in low tide) but there are no buildings on it!!
*****They say you can put solar panels up, which in Scotland means about 25 days of power every year!!
*****We were thinking more like a coal-fired power plant!!!
*******We might be interested if the previous owner wasn’t Jeffrey Epstein!!
*******The real estate listing says, “Hello? Anybody out there??”

DoorDash In Australia Drops Off Hundreds Of Unordered Drinks To Woman’s Home

*******Wait. Door Dash delivers DRINKS??? Did anyone else know about this??
*****Oh… it was Gatorade, Powerade, Coke and Fanta!!! Bummer!!
********Altogether, she received 150 bottles that she never ordered!! DoorDash said, “Keep ’em!!”
TOPIC: Ever get a food deliver that you didn’t order??

Woman Gets Bad Vibrations, Has To Move Out After Roommate “Borrows” Her Vibrator

*****First of all, girlfriend better pay for new batteries!!!
*******You can put that thing through the dishwasher all you want, it still won’t be right!!!









8 Outdated Wedding ‘Rules’ You Can Throw Out The Window


Out: The bride must wear white.

Queen Victoria is often credited for popularizing the white wedding dress after she wore one at her 1840 nuptials to Prince Albert. Before that, “Wedding dresses in Europe actually came in all sorts of colors,” etiquette expert Nick Leighton, co-host of the “Were You Raised By Wolves” podcast, told HuffPost.  These days, white may still be the most common color choice for brides, but really anything goes: pink, gold, blue, floral and even black are all perfectly lovely.  “So feel free to wear whatever color you like on your wedding day,” Leighton said.

Out: The bridal party should wear matching attire.

The days of bridesmaids needing to wear the same (and often unattractive) dress is over. According to etiquette expert Thomas P. Farley, also known as Mister Manners, this tradition is actually ”a holdover from an ancient fear that spirits — or marauders — would come to the wedding and seek out the bride,” he said.  “At the time, bride and bridesmaids all dressed alike, and the sameness of their outfits was believed to confuse potential evil-doers,” Farley said.  Now couples can have their bridal parties dress however they please. That often means allowing them to wear outfits in different colors or styles that fit their individual budgets and body types.  “Coordinating color may instead be the plan — or coordinating hemlines or fabrics,” Farley said. “Alternatively, attendants may be instructed to wear whatever makes them happiest. Creativity and freedom now reign.”

Out: The wedding party should be divided by gender.

It used to be customary for a bride to have female bridesmaids and for a groom to have male groomsmen. But this is no longer the case. Now “anyone can have any role at a wedding, regardless of gender,” Leighton said. That means plenty of bridesmen, groomsmaids and flower boys are walking down the aisle these days.  “If Julia Roberts and Dermot Mulroney had filmed ‘My Best Friend’s Wedding’ today, chances are good that Jules would have been an attendant for Michael rather than for his bride — Jules’ nemesis-until-she-isn’t, Kimmy,” Farley said.  “And why not? Scrounging for attendants of the same gender when you have one or more super-close friends of the opposite gender is absurd, and now, gratefully, no longer a societally expected norm.”

Out: Guests shouldn’t wear the color black.

For years, wearing black to a wedding was viewed as a fashion faux pas — perhaps because the color is associated with funerals. (And that may still be the case in some cultures.)  “It used to be that black was only worn for mourning, and for female guests to wear black to a wedding was to throw some serious shade on the wedding couple,” etiquette expert Jodi RR Smith, president of Mannersmith Etiquette Consulting told HuffPost. “Nowadays, black eveningwear for women is considered very chic. No hidden messages at all.”  White, however, is still off the table unless the couple specifically requests otherwise.

Out: The bride’s parents should pay for the wedding.

The custom that says the bride’s parents foot the bill for the celebration evolved from the ancient dowry tradition, in which “the bride’s family transferred property or money to the husband or husband’s family upon marriage,” Cynthia Meyer, a certified financial planner, previously told  According to a 2022 survey from The Knot, on average, couples pay for 49% of the wedding costs themselves with their families often covering the rest. But that percentage is even higher for LGBTQ+ couples and Gen Xers.  “These days, the people getting married are more likely to be footing most — if not all — of the bill for the event,” Leighton said.

Out: The newlyweds doing a receiving line to greet their guests.

A receiving line is when the couple and their parents (and, in some cases, the bridal party) line up to greet guests, typically as they exit the ceremony. It’s a way for the newlyweds to make sure they get some face time with all of the people in attendance. But this custom has fallen out of favor in recent years and can be a “total party-killer,” said wedding planner Lori Stephenson.  “Yes, you want to thank all your guests for taking the time and energy to attend your wedding, but no one appreciates standing and waiting to say a brief hello when their time is more well spent enjoying your bar, appetizers, and gorgeous surroundings while mingling with other guests,” Stephenson, founder of Lola Event Productions, told HuffPost.  As an alternative, some couples choose to go table to table during dinner to say hello to everyone. Stephenson offered another out-of-the-box option for couples to consider: “Put on a fancy pre-ceremony outfit and bartend!”  “Welcome all your guests personally while pouring them a glass of bubbly or a signature cocktail and then disappear for a few minutes to change before you walk down the aisle,” she said. “Your guests will get a huge kick out of it, have fun saying hello and snapping photos.”

Out: The couple doing a bouquet and/or garter toss at the reception.

These once-popular traditions, that were said to predict which guests would be next to walk down the aisle, are now viewed in a less favorable light.  “The rallying cries of, ‘Let’s see all the single ladies’ and ‘Where are all of the eligible bachelors?’ for the traditional tosses of the bouquet and the garter belt are perceived as antiquated and unwanted by many modern couples,” Farley said.  “That awkward display of pushing and shoving on the dance floor, followed inevitably by the cringe-worthy sight of a single man being encouraged to go ‘higher and higher’ when pushing the garter belt up the leg of a single woman, who is often a perfect stranger, should have been retired long ago,” he said. “In a win for good taste, it does appear the garter ritual, at least, is on the wane.”  While the garter toss ritual used to be considered “highly amusing,” Smith said, “Nowadays wedding couples safely save their lingerie for the privacy of the honeymoon.”

Out: Guests should wait for the newlyweds to leave the reception.

There are two types of wedding guests: the ones who love to dance the night away until the DJ plays the last song and the ones who want to enjoy some dessert and then call it a night. In the past, folks in the latter group may have felt compelled to stay until the bitter end so as to not be seen as rude.  “It used to be the norm for guests to wait until after the couple departed from the celebration before leaving the party,” Smith said. “Nowadays, it is considered perfectly polite to exit the event after the wedding cake has been cut and dessert has been served.”


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