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Born on this day!! Actor-turned-politician Glenda Jackson is 86. Guitarist Sonny Curtis of Buddy Holly and The Crickets is 85. Producer-director James L. Brooks is 85. Singer Tommy Roe is 80. Singer-guitarist Richie Furay (Buffalo Springfield, Poco) is 78. Singer Clint Holmes is 76. Actor Candice Bergen is 76. Actor Anthony Higgins (“Raiders of the Lost Ark”) is 75. Musician Billy Joel is 73. Bassist Tom Petersson of Cheap Trick is 72. Actor Alley Mills (“The Bold and the Beautiful,” “The Wonder Years”) is 71. Actor Amy Hill (“Magnum P.I.”) is 69. Actor Wendy Crewson (“Revenge”) is 66. Actor John Corbett (“My Big Fat Greek Wedding,” ″Northern Exposure”) is 61. Singer David Gahan of Depeche Mode is 60. Actor Sonja Sohn (“Body of Proof,” ″The Wire”) is 58. Rapper Ghostface Killah of Wu-Tang Clan is 52. Guitarist Mike Myerson of Heartland is 51. Actor Chris Diamantopoulos (“Episodes,” ″24″) is 47. Singer Tamia is 47. Trombonist Dan Regan of Reel Big Fish is 45. Singer Pierre Bouvier of Simple Plan is 43. Actor Rosario Dawson is 43. Musician Andrew W.K. is 43. Actor Rachel Boston (“Witches of East End,” ″In Plain Sight,” ″American Dreams”) is 40. TV personality Audrina Patridge (“The Hills”) is 37. Actor Grace Gummer (“American Horror Story,” ″The Newsroom”) is 36.


1914 – Mother’s Day became a public holiday.
1926 – Explorers Richard E. Byrd and Floyd Bennett flew over the North Pole.
1936 – Fascist Italy annexed Ethiopia.
1962 – The Beatles signed their first recording contract and hired George Martin to be their producer.
1978 – The body of slain former Italian prime minister Aldo Moro was found in an automobile in Rome.
1984 – It took the Chicago White Sox 25 innings, eight hours, and six minutes, over two days, to finally defeat the Milwaukee Brewers, 7-6. It was the longest game (in elapsed time) in major-league history.
1994 – The South African parliament chose Nelson Mandela as president.
2004 – Chechnya’s Moscow-backed leader, Akhmad Kadyrov, was killed in a bombing. Six others were killed and another 60 wounded.

Today Is:  Alphabet Magnet Day, National Women’s Check-up Day, National Moscato Day, National Sleepover Day

Primetime TV (All Times Eastern)

CBS – 8:00 – The Neighborhood  /  8:30 – Bob Hearts   /  9:00 – NCIS  /  10:00 – NCIS Hawaii
NBC – 8:00  – American Song Contest  /  10:00 – New Amsterdam
ABC – 8:00 – Moana  /  10:00 – The Good Doctor
FOX – 8:00 –  911 Lone Star  /  9:00 – 911 Lone Star
CW – 8:00 –  All American  /  9:00 – All American Homecoming

TV Talk Shows

Jimmy Kimmel: Jessica Biel, Glen Powell, St. Paul and the Broken Bones
Jimmy Fallon: Rachel Brosnahan, Jack Harlow
Stephen Colbert: Sarah Silverman, Shaquille O’Neal, Sharon Van Etten
Seth Meyers: Bob Odenkirk, Bobby Moynihan, Derrick Wright
James Corden: Anthony Anderson, Michael Bublé
Watch What Happens Live: Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Jesse Williams
The View: Busy Philipps
The Talk: Melanie Lynskey
Live with Kelly and Ryan: Norman Reedus, Evelyn Garcia
Ellen DeGeneres: Diane Keaton
Wendy Williams: Guest hosts Leah Remini & Michelle Visage
The Real: Christine Chiu
Kelly Clarkson: Minnie Driver, Kaci Walfall, Lazy Susan Moms
Tamron Hall: Tunde Oyeneyin, Nyle DiMarco, Priscilla Block
Drew Barrymore: Wilmer Valderrama

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

QUESTION: Are you a ROYAL FREAK?? You’ll love watching the Queen’s HOME MOVIES in the Jubilee documentary!! (Will they use the “special one” with Phillip??


QUESTION: So where did YOU spend Mother’s Day.. Bono and the Edge met up with Jill Biden and Baby Castro in KIEV.. and they sang in the subway!!! (Huh?????)


QUESTION: How many friends do you have?? OK, how many CLOSE FRIENDS?? And how many do you need?? New survey shows people have fewer friends than ever!!


QUESTION: Who ELSE was beaten by Will Smith at the Oscars?? That would be BENEDICT CUMBERBATCH, who was nominated in the same category!! (He hosted SNL)
Benedict Cumberbatch referenced the infamous Will Smith-Chris Rock slap incident in his monologue as he hosted this weekend's Saturday Night Live.

QUESTION: Do you LOVE Marilyn Monroe?? Like, do you REALLY, REALLY love her?? Because her Warhol portrait is set to sell for $200 MILLION at a New York auction!!!!
A journalist takes photos during a press preview March 21, 2022 in New York as Christie's announces "Shot Sage Blue Marilyn" by Andy Warhol will lead its Marquee Week of sales in MayA journalist takes photos during a press preview March 21, 2022 in New York as Christie's announces "Shot Sage Blue Marilyn" by Andy Warhol will lead its Marquee Week of sales in MayA journalist takes photos during a press preview March 21, 2022 in New York as Christie's announces "Shot Sage Blue Marilyn" by Andy Warhol will lead its Marquee Week of sales in MayIconic Andy Warhol Portrait of Marilyn Monroe Could Sell for  Record-Breaking $200 Million | Smart News| Smithsonian Magazine

Fred Savage Fired From Wonder Years Reboot

Wonder Years actor Fred Savage has been fired as a director and producer from ABC’s reboot of the series.  “Recently, we were made aware of allegations of inappropriate conduct by Fred Savage, and as is policy, an investigation was launched. Upon its completion, the decision was made to terminate his employment as an executive producer and director of The Wonder Years,” a statement from producers 20th Television said in a statement Friday, according to  Deadline said Savage was dismissed after complaints about his alleged verbal outbursts.  The Hollywood Reporter said Savage cooperated with the workplace investigation into the three separate allegations.  The new version of The Wonder Years — led by E.J. Williams, Dule Hill and Don Cheadle — debuted in September.
*********Is #JusticeForFred trending?? No???
*******As they say, “All it takes is one!!!”
*****By the way, what does Fred Savage have to yell about?? He should be happy to be working!!

Pete Davidson Jokes About Kanye In New Standup

Pete Davidson addressed his ongoing conflict with Kim Kardashian’s estranged husband Kanye West in a standup show titled “Pete Davidson Presents: The Best Friends” which was filmed in April.  The special is being featured in “Netflix is a Joke: The Festival” and the streaming service released a few clips on Friday. In one scene, he presented the crowd with a question, drawing comparisons between West and Mrs. Doubtfire.  “Does anybody else secretly hope that Kanye pulls, like, a Mrs. Doubtfire?” Davidson said. “I come home one day and they’re like, ‘This is the new housekeeper.’ And he’s like, ‘What’s up fam!'”  The clips continued to show other topics they have feuded about. Davidson brought up West’s accusations that he has AIDS and even claimed he went to the doctor to get tested, just in case.  West and Davidson have had a public battle, which has been broadcast across social media ever since he started dating Kardashian in the fall.
*********Keep it up, Pete!! You’ll never see it coming!!
****THIS is why comedians get slapped!!!
*****So… you see your girlfriend’s ex-husband.. would YOU start taunting him??
*****Pete’s on top of the world.. what he doesn’t know is.. Kim’s got her next three boyfriends lined up already!!

Kelly Clarkson’s Ex Wants Cameras Removed From Ranch

Kelly Clarkson’s ex-husband, Brandon Blackstock, filed official documents demanding his ex-wife disables security cameras on their Montana Ranch where he’s been staying.   According to the documents obtained by The Blast, Clarkson was forced to turn off the 13 cameras throughout the ranch. The documents didn’t clarify why Blackstock requested them be disabled.   “Kelly Blackstock shall forthwith turn off all web-cams, trail cams, and any other security cameras at (the address) which are now approximately 13 in total,” the documents read.  The documents claim that Clarkson, who legally changed her name to Kelly Brianne in March will have to provide proof to Blackstock’s attorney that the cameras have been disabled. The documents specifically reads, “specify how that was accomplished.”  The outlet reported that the request for camera removal comes primarily for privacy reasons, as she has access to videos and pictures of who enters the property. Clarkson was awarded the Montana ranch in their divorce settlement, but Blackstock has been allowed to live there through June 1 and pay $12,500 per month in rent.
*******We knew it!! He’s doing something with the livestock he doesn’t want her to see!!

James Earl Jones Was Paid $7,000 To Voice Vader

A resurfaced clip from the American Film Institute reveals that “Star Wars” director George Lucas paid actor James Earl Jones only $7,000 to voice Darth Vader in the first-ever “Star Wars” film.  Actor David Prowse wore the Darth Vader suit in “Star Wars: A New Hope” in 1977, but Lucas did not envision his natural voice for the now-iconic character.  “George wanted, pardon the expression, a dark voice,” Jones said. “So he hires a guy born in Mississippi, raised in Michigan, who stutters. And that’s the voice. That’s me.”  Jones didn’t complain about the paycheck in the interview. In fact, he was geeked about the four figures.  “I lucked out, from all these so-called handicaps, for a job that paid $7,000! I thought that was good money,” Jones told AFI. “And I got to be a voice on a movie!”  Jones also said he and Lucas disagreed on how Darth Vader should sound in the film’s sequel, “The Empire Strikes Back.”  Jones wanted to change things up and make Vader’s voice “subtle” and “more psychologically oriented” behind the mask, “but Lucas saw it differently,” according James.  “He said, ‘We don’t know what we did right, so let’s just try what we did … What we’re finding out is you need to keep his voice on a very narrow band of inflection because he ain’t human, really,’” Jones recalled of Lucas.
*********James wanted to give Darth Vader his stutter!! That didn’t work!!
*****If you’ve ever had the privilege of interviewing James Earl Jones, you’ll notice he talks very slowly.. that’s how overcomes his impediment!!
*****The guy who was REALLY bitter was the late David Prowse, the bodybuilder inside the Darth Vader suit!! He thought they were gonna use HIS voice!!

Harry and Meghan Will Be “Hidden” During Jubilee

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will join Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations with their children.  After weeks of speculation, they confirmed they will take their son, Archie, 3, and 11-month-old daughter Lilibet to London in June.  It means that the Queen will finally get to meet her great-granddaughter, who was born in California last June.  A spokesperson for the couple says “Prince Harry and Meghan, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, are excited and honored to attend The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations this June with their children.”  However, the young family will not appear with the Queen, Prince Charles, Prince William and Kate Middleton, and other working members of the royal family for the official public appearance and photo op on the balcony of Buckingham Palace.  “After careful consideration, the Queen has decided this year’s traditional trooping the colour balcony appearance on Thursday, 2 June, will be limited to Her Majesty, and those members of the royal family who are currently undertaking official public duties on behalf of the Queen,” according to a palace statement.  This also means Prince Andrew, removed from public duties in the wake of a sexual-assault suit and settlement, will not be appearing.
*********Maybe Harry and Andrew can hang out and compare notes!!
*******”I’m a pervert!! What’s your problem??” “Oh.. I’m a p-whipped wuss!!”
*******The Queen will keep them in the dungeon until the ceremony is over!!
******They’ve reserved some rooms for Harry and Meghan in “Motel 6: London!!!”


Ripping The Tabloids (Throughout the week, we’ll give you the stories from that weeks tabs!)
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One Last Thing:  Nicolas Cage-(People)

The Oscar winner, 58, stars in the new film The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent.

Last thing I took from a set-

From the movie Wild at Heart, and it was actually my snakeskin jacket.  I gave it to [costar] Laura Dern.  Hopefully it’s still in her closet.

Last recurring dream-

When I was younger, this clown would scale the walls to get to my bedroom, like Spider-Man.  I would look out the window, and he was coming to get me.  Thankfully I haven’t seen Mr. Clowny Clown since.

Last time I danced-

Two years ago at a New Year’s Eve party in London.  They asked for [song] requests, and I said, “Put on Donna Summers’s ‘I Feel Love.’”  And then I went for it.  I’m by no stretch a great dancer, but I admire them.  I’m just not going to be breaking out my moves again anytime soon.”

Last Laughs-(In Touch)

“The FBI is investigation Lucky Charms after more than 100 reports of illnesses.  They’re magically infectious!”-Paul Lander.

“Elon Musk became Twitter’s largest shareholder after buying $2.89 billion worth of the company.  Did no one tell him he could read the tweets for free?”-Stephen Colbert.

“Apple is set to announce a new policy to deter thieves from trying to sell stolen iPhones.  They’re gonna slap an Android sticker on it!”-Seth Meyers.



Seagull Rescued With Zip Line

A seagull left dangling from a utility wire due to some fishing line attached to its foot was rescued by firefighters who slid the bird along the cable like it was zip line.  The RSPCA said rescuers and firefighters responded to the Sunderland, England, utility wire to rescue a seagull that became trapped on a utility wire.  Rescuers said the bird had a fishing hook caught on one of its feet and the attached line snagged on the cable while it was flying over it.  Firefighters latched a throw line onto the bird and used it to slide the bird along the cable like a zip line until it was close enough to a pole to be reached by a rescuer.  Veterinarians removed the fishing hook and rescuers said the gull will soon be returned to the wild.  See the video HERE.
********When asked for a comment, the bird said: “Wheeeeeeeee!”
*****Don’t worry.. he’ll be back pestering sunbathers before you know it!!!

Roman Bust Bought At Thrift Store

A Texas antiques dealer bought a bust for $34.99 from a thrift store and later learned it was a 2,000-year-old Roman relic.  Laura Young said she was at the Goodwill store in Austin in 2018 when she spotted the bust with a $34.99 price tag.  “The head was on the floor under a display table,” Young told KTRK-TV. “It definitely looked old. It was carved marble.”  Young bought the 52-pound bust and brought it home, snapping photos of the statue riding in the back seat of her car.  Young later researched the bust and discovered it was a Julio-Claudian-era piece depicting Roman commander Nero Claudius Drusus Germanicus, also known as Drusus Germanicus or Drusus the Elder.  “He’s probably the coolest thing I’m ever going to find,” Young said. “The most special. There’s a lot of history.”  Young shared her discovery with friends at a London auction house, who confirmed her discovery.  The bust was later found to have been listed in a 100-year-old catalog from a German art museum. The bust apparently was brought to the United States by a World War II soldier.
*********2,000 years old?? Ewww! We’d rather get some new antiques at the Pottery Barn!!
*******Hmm… a 2000-year-old head that’s solid all the way through and doesn’t contain a brain?? Does that sound like a president we know?
TOPIC: What’s the coolest thing YOU’VE ever found at a thrift store or flea market???

Home Taken Over By Birds

A California couple returned home after a trip to find the inside of their home had been taken over by hundreds of birds.  Gary and Patti Reitemeyer said they returned to their Redding home after a trip to Sacramento and discovered hundreds of swallows had apparently flown into the house through the chimney.  The Reitemeyers said a neighbor who stopped by their home to feed their cat about 14 hours before they arrived home reported there appeared to be about 20 birds in the house.  “As we pulled up, we were thinking you know, 20 birds or so-that’s no big deal. We open the door and it’s like an Alfred Hitchcock movie,” Gary Reitemeyer told KRCR-TV. “There were birds flying everywhere. I mean, it was crazy. We were ducking and dodging.”  The couple said this was the first incident of its kind in their 30 years of living at the home.
*****See? Hitchcock was right!!
*******If there was ever species that needs to be extinct, it’s the starling!! Don’t ask how we know!!

Seltzer Spill

A Missouri road was covered in adult beverages when a tractor-trailer hauling a load of 44,000 pounds of hard seltzer overturned in the roadway.  Missouri State Police said the truck went off the right side of Baseline Boulevard in Jasper County and the driver over-corrected, causing the truck to overturn in the road.  The overturned truck spilled cans of Vizzy hard seltzer across the roadway.  The driver, a 59-year-old Nebraska woman, and her dog were not seriously injured in the crash.  See the pic HERE.
*********And just like most hard seltzers, no one seemed to notice!!
*******Cops rushed to the scene with a bunch of pencil-necked milliennials for a clean-up!!






These Were The Most Popular Baby Names Of 2021


The data is in! The Social Security Administration has released its official list of the most popular baby names of 2021.  For the third year in a row, Olivia remains the No. 1 name for girls after overtaking Emma in 2019. Meanwhile, Liam holds steady as the most popular name for boys for the fifth straight year.

The Social Security Administration compiles the annual list based on the names parents in the U.S. gave their babies born in the previous year. Although the top name rankings usually don’t shift dramatically from year to year, there were a few interesting changes from 2020 to 2021.  James surpassed William for the No. 4 spot. The only other change on the boys Top 10 list is that Theodore made the ranking for the first time, coming in at No. 10 and bumping Alexander down to No. 13.

As for the girls, all of the names in the Top 10 are the same ones from 2020, but with a few changes in the order. Charlotte is now the third most popular name choice for girls, continuing a steady rise that began in the 1990s. Amelia also jumped up the list from No. 6 to No. 4.  Without further ado, here are the top 10 girls’ and boys’ names of 2021.



  1. Olivia
  2. Emma
  3. Charlotte
  4. Amelia
  5. Ava
  6. Sophia
  7. Isabella
  8. Mia
  9. Evelyn
  10. Harper


  1. Liam
  2. Noah
  3. Oliver
  4. Elijah
  5. James
  6. William
  7. Benjamin
  8. Lucas
  9. Henry
  10. Theodore


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