Born on this day!! Pianist Peter Nero is 89. Actor-director Richard Benjamin is 85. Actor Frank Converse is 85. Actor Barbara Parkins (“Peyton Place,” ″Valley of the Dolls”) is 81. Songwriter Bernie Taupin is 73. Actor Al Corley (“Dynasty”) is 68. Singer Morrissey is 64. Actor Ann Cusack (“Jeff Foxworthy Show,” ″A League of Their Own”) is 62. Bassist Dana Williams of Diamond Rio is 62. Guitarist Jesse Valenzuela of Gin Blossoms is 61. Actor Mark Christopher Lawrence (“Chuck”) is 59. Singer Johnny Gill is 57. Bassist Dan Roberts of Crash Test Dummies is 56. Actor Brooke Smith (“Grey’s Anatomy,” ″The Silence of the Lambs”) is 56. Actor Michael Kelly (“House of Cards”) is 54. Model Naomi Campbell is 53. Actor Anna Belknap (“CSI: NY”) is 51. Singer Donell Jones is 50. Actor Sean Gunn (“Guardians of the Galaxy,” ″Gilmore Girls”) is 49. Actor A.J. Langer (“Private Practice”) is 49. Actor Ginnifer Goodwin (“Once Upon A Time”) is 45. Singer Vivian Green is 44. Actor Maggie Q (“Insurgent,” ″Divergent”) is 44. Actor Molly Ephraim (“Last Man Standing”) is 37. Actor Anna Baryshnikov (“Superior Donuts”) is 31. Actor Camren Bicondova (“Gotham”) is 24.
THIS DAY IN GENIUS HISTORY
1455 – The first battle in the 30-year War of Roses took place at St. Albans.
1761 – The first life insurance policy in the United States was issued in Philadelphia.
1849 – Abraham Lincoln received patent number 6469 for his floating dry dock.
1927 – An earthquake near Xining, China, measuring 8.3 claimed approximately 200,000 victims.
1947 – Harry S. Truman’s Doctrine brought aid to Greece and Turkey to combat the spread of Communism.
1972 – Richard Nixon arrived in Moscow, becoming the first U.S. president to visit the Soviet Union.
1990 – North Yemen and South Yemen merged to form the Republic of Yemen.
1992 – Johnny Carson hosted the last episode of his Tonight Show.
2003 – The UN Security Council approved a resolution lifting the economic sanctions against Iraq and supporting the U.S.-led administration in Iraq.
2011 – At least 140 people are killed and hundreds more injured as a three-quarter-mile-wide tornado hits Joplin, Missouri. The tornado is among the deadliest in the nation’s history, destroying nearly a third of the city and damaging about 2,000 buildings, including water treatment and sewage plants.
2012 – Tokyo Skytree, which at 634 meters high is the tallest tower in the world, opened to the public.
Today Is: Canadian Immigrants Day, Harvey Milk Day, International Being You Day, International Day for Biological Diversity, National Craft Distillery Day, National Maritime Day, NF2 Awareness Day, Sherlock Holmes Day, US Colored Troops Day, Victoria Day, World Goth Day, World Paloma Day
TODAY ON TV!
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 – Jeopardy Masters / 9:00 – 2020 Special
FOX – 8:00 – TMZ Britney Spears / 9:00 – Animal Control / 9:30 – Animal Control
CW – 8:00 – Pen and Teller / 9:00 – The Flash
TV Talk Shows
Watch What Happens Live: Pre-empted
Live with Kelly and Mark: Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Leslie Bibb
Jennifer Hudson: Samuel L. Jackson
WHAT ARE YOU TALKIN’ ABOUT? Here are today’s PPM-Friendly Topics!
QUESTION: Wondering if there are HIDDEN CAMERAS IN YOUR HOTEL ROOM?? This flight attendant shares the most common places they may be hidden!!!!!!
QUESTION: Could YOU do it?? Check out the celebs who do NOT have a smartphone!! (Like Ed Sheeran, Elton John, Sarah Jessica Parker and Tom Cruise!)
QUESTION: Is it TOUGH TO BE A MOM when you’re rich, famous and beautiful?? YES! Kim Kardashian says she “Cries herself to sleep” some nights!!!!!!
QUESTION: Does Harry have a little West Hollywood “Spare BNB” where he can spend time away from Meghan and the kids?? Check it out.. he denies it!!
QUESTION: Wanna see something REALLY COOL?? It’s called “The Invisible House” in Joshua Tree, California, and it’s for sale for $18 MILLION!!!!!
Family Drama: Priscilla Presley Attends Twin Granddaughter’s Graduation Ceremony, Riley Keough Doesn’t Show
*******It’s hard to keep track, but here goes: the twin granddaughters, Harper and Finley, were by Lisa Marie’s second husband!! Riley and her brother Benjamin (no longer with us), were from Lisa Marie’s first marriage, meaning that Riley is a half-sister!! Got it??
*****Riley and Priscilla just had a big dust-up over Lisa Marie’s will, and a lot of people think she didn’t attend the graduation for that reason!!
*****As far as we’re concerned, any reason is good enough to not attend a graduation!! They’re brutal!!
BY THE WAY, they say that Riley Keough is the sole living heir of Lisa Marie, but what about her half-siblings?? What are they, chopped liver??
******Elvis must be spinning in his grave!! Or swiveling!!
********And while he was there, he asked the kids, “Got any song ideas I can steal??”
*********Of course they gave him the ultimate compliment: “My mom LOVES you!!!”
****As long as the wind doesn’t blow his hair up and show the bald spot, he’s good!!!
****He slipped into their band practices, donated guitars and played “Perfect” for them!! Then they played “Photograph” for him!! (true)
********This is a guy who REALLY hates it when his daughter cries!! And she knows it!!
****He originally bought four tix on StubHub and didn’t get ’em!! (What are the chances??)
*****He not only bought four tix on another site for $21,000, he also got ’em a limo to the concert!!
*****This just set the bar wayyyy too high for her eventual boyfriend or husband!! “Daddy did whatever it took to make me happy!!”
*****All of this started with the Ticketmaster fiasco!! We blame them!!
*********He has them stand out on the front lawn while he drives by and waves!!!
****The moms say, “the most important thing about daddy is the money he sends every month!!”
****On Father’s Day he rents out SoFi Stadium just so he has enough room!!!
*******In contrast, our kids could talk to us anytime they wanted!! All they had to is be caller 10 on the contest and request line!!
*******Of course, they were calling from the hospital!!!
*******She’s got Gravy Disease, so anything is possible!!
*******She heard that Jamie Foxx is in rehab, so she’s just tracking him down!!!!
TRUE FACTS: Wendy is 58, and she can fart and burp at the same time. She can rest on her laurels!!!
*********It’s now the priciest house in California history!!
*****Of course, there are homeless dudes living on the beach in Malibu for NOTHING!!
*****Beyonce loves the luxury of this 40,000-square-foot mansion!! It comes with chrome-plated butt scratchers!!
*******The home is built mostly in concrete.. to keep costs down!!
*****It’s situated on 8 acres, which means plenty of room for Jay Z to bury bodies!!
********Mayim or Ken.. which do YOU prefer??
****The producer, Michael Davies says, “Blah blah blah Ken, blah blah Mayim, blah blah don’t blame us, Alex died, blah blah blah!!”
Say What?!-(National Enquirer)
Movie vampire Nicolas Cage says he can remember being inside his mother’s womb! When asked about his earliest memory, the 59-year-old actor says he recalls “faces in the dark” from before he was born! “I know that sounds powerfully abstract, but that somehow seems like maybe it happened.”
PHONE TOPIC STARTERS
Why did you have to go the ER??
Ever find a camera in an AirBNB??
What is the funkiest song you can think of?
*****It’s an 8-ounce burger, covered in gold (true)!!!!
******So you can pay $700 for that, or just walk around Philly ’till someone pulls a knife and steals your money!!
TOPIC: So, after you eat a burger with gold on it, don’t you feel weird about pooping it out?? Wouldn’t you feel like you should try to “pan for gold??”
*****The burger is Wagyu beef with caviar, black truffle, lobster flambeed with cognac, topped with aged Irish cheddar and drizzled with honey. Oh, and fried are included, as well as 1 ounce of louis XIII cognac!! (How much WITHOUT the fries??)
*****Take THAT, Wendy’s!!!!!
*****And he did it by simply dropping acid!!
*****When he finally got back to to California, he said “What the f**k happened???”
*****He now wants to start his own country, “Slowjamistan!!” (true) We’re in!!
*****It contains a rare white truffle that sells for $6,905 a pound, Parmigiano Reggiano and Sake!!
*****This sounds like the perfect dessert for the $700 burger!!
*****Meanwhile, we don’t have enough spare change to flag down the ice cream man!!
******Hey, somebody had to clean up!!!
****He was just amputating a toe (true)!! So what?? He had the custodian hold his mop under the guy’s foot so he could get an angle on it!! (not true) But he DID hold the guy’s leg and pass surgical instruments!
********The patient heard the doctor say, “Let’s do this Nazi-style!!”
STUFF THAT’S COOL AND VIRAL
VIDEO: BEAR CUB TAKES OUT THE TRASH.
VIDEO : AI CREATES FRANK SINATRA SINGING A LIL JON RAP SONG “GET LOW”
VIDEO: GIRL PLAYS “LET IT GO” AT SCHOOL TALENT SHOW ON THE KAZOO.
A LIST FOR MONDAY
5 Companies That Send People Money When They’re Asked Nicely
The Penny Hoarder
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- Ask This Company to Reduce a Big Chunk of Your Credit Card Debt
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