Born on this day!! Actor Patricia Richardson (“Strong Medicine,” ″Home Improvement”) is 72. Guitarist Brad Whitford of Aerosmith is 71. Singer Howard Jones is 68. Guitarist Michael Wilton of Queensryche is 61. Actor Kristin Davis (“Sex and the City”) is 58. Actor Marc Price (“Family Ties”) is 55. TV personality Daymond John (“Shark Tank”) is 54. Actor Niecy Nash (“The Soul Man,” “Reno 911!”) is 54. Bassist Jeff Beres of Sister Hazel is 52. Guitarist-keyboardist Lasse Johansson of The Cardigans is 50. Songwriter Robert Lopez (“Frozen”) is 48. Actor Kelly Macdonald (“Boardwalk Empire”) is 47. Rapper Residente of Calle 13 is 45. Actor Josh Gad (“Frozen”) is 42. Actor Aziz Ansari (“Parks and Recreation”) is 40. Actor Emily Blunt (“A Quiet Place,” “The Devil Wears Prada”) is 40. Actor Tye White (“Greenleaf”) is 37. Actor Dakota Fanning is 29.
THIS DAY IN GENIUS HISTORY
1821 – John Keats, English Romantic poet, died.
1836 – Mexican general Santa Anna began the siege of the Alamo.
1896 – The Tootsie Roll was introduced by Leo Hirshfield.
1898 – 1898 French novelist Emile Zola was convicted of libel and sentenced to jail for writing his “J’accuse” letter accusing the government of anti-Semitism and wrongly jailing Captain Alfred Dreyfus.
1942 – The first Axis shelling of U.S. soil took place near Santa Barbara, Calif.
1945 – U.S. Marines raised the American flag on Iwo Jima.
1997 – Scottish scientists announced the successful cloning of a sheep, Dolly.
2011 – The Obama Administration determines that the Defense of Marriage Act is unconstitutional.
Today Is: Curling is Cool Day, Diesel Engine Day, Digital Learning Day, Discover Girl Day, Iwo Jima Day, International Toast Day, Introduce A Girl to Engineering Day, National Chili Day, National Dog Biscuit Day, National Tile Day, Single Tasking Day, The Great American Spit Out, Tootsie Roll Day
TODAY ON TV!
Primetime TV (All Times Eastern)
CBS – 8:00 – Young Sheldon / 8:30 – Ghosts / 9:00 – So Help Me Todd / 10:00 – CSI Las Vegas
NBC – 8:00 – Law and Order / 9:00 – Law and Order SVU / 10:00 – Law and Order Organized Crime
ABC – 8:00 – Station 19 / 9:00 – Greys’ Anatomy / 10:00 – The Company You Keep
FOX – 8:00 – Next Level Chef / 9:00 – Animal Control / 9:30 – Call Me Kat
CW – 8:00 – Walker / 9:00 – Walker Independence
TV Talk Shows
Jimmy Fallon: Dave Bautista, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Bryan Adams (R 1/31/23)
Stephen Colbert: Hank Azaria, Isabel Wilkerson, Depeche Mode
Seth Meyers: Ana Gasteyer, Bomani Jones, Sam Morrison, Danny Carey (R 1/24/23)
James Corden: Mila Kunis, Clea DuVall, a performance by the national touring company of “Oklahoma!” (R 10/4/22)
Watch What Happens Live: Milo Ventimiglia, Alan Cumming
Daily Show: Pre-empted
The Talk: O’Shea Jackson Jr., guest co-hosts Lisa Rinna & Morris Chestnut
Live with Kelly and Ryan: Whitney Cummings, Eitan Bernath
Kelly Clarkson: Keri Russell, O’Shea Jackson Jr.
Tamron Hall: Robin Arzón, Bozoma Saint John, Grace Byers
Drew Barrymore: Sen. Bernie Sanders, Jabari Banks
Jennifer Hudson: Rita Wilson, Young Dylan Gilmer, Monique Kelley
WHAT ARE YOU TALKIN’ ABOUT? Here are today’s PPM-Friendly Topics!
QUESTION: How would YOU complete this puzzle?? Unfortunately for this teen contestant on Wheel of Fortune, she guessed that the last letter would be a “G!!!” (And she WASN’T stoned!!!!)
QUESTION: Ready to THROW UP IN YOUR MOUTH??? Now you have another option for your pretentious coffee order at Starbucks: you can order a shot of OLIVE OIL in your drink!! WTH???
QUESTION: What do women REALLY think of you in bed?? Do you care??? Then you’ll want to read women’s answers to these burning questions, like “Do women really enjoy ANAL??”
QUESTION: Did you know there’s a movement within the black community to BRING HER BACK??? Turns out they LIKED Aunt Jemima, and they miss her face on the pancake syrup!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
QUESTION: “What’s the problem, officer???” Man in Brazil is ARRESTED for dressing up as a SEVEN-FOOT PENIS and HARRASSING WOMEN!!! We hope this hardened criminal gets a stiff sentence!!
Will Smith caused a major controversy when he slapped Chris Rock at the 2022 Oscars after the comedian made a joke about his wife, Jada Pinkett Smith. Despite all the backlash he received after the incident, Smith is now joking about it in a new video he shared to TikTok. In the video, he showed himself listening to another TikTok creator explaining “an absolutely unhinged exercise.” As he listened thoughtfully, the other person said, “Did you know that you can pick any object, look at it and ask it what it thinks of you?” She explained that after doing this, “You will get an answer in your mind from intuition.” As she gave examples of what kind of objects you could use for this exercise, Smith looked off to the side, out of view of his camera. He then reached over and pulled out his Oscar, giving the camera an exaggerated emotional look before turning back to the statue. He ended the video as he opened his mouth, possibly to ask the award what it thinks of him. The video seemed to be a joke, and that was how many of his followers took it. “Least he’s got a sense of humor,” one person wrote along with three laughing emojis. “If you can’t laugh at yourself right lol love it,” another person said.
**********Geez… according to pompous halfwits at the Academy, he’s worse than Hitler!!!!
*******It would have been funnier if he hit himself in the face with the Oscar!! Now THAT’S comedy!!!
******If the Oscars had any imagination, they’d have Will host the show, and everyone who comes onstage would slap him!! WE’D tune in for that!!
Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr are reported to both play a part in the currently unannounced Rolling Stones album. According to Variety, McCartney has recorded bass parts during recording sessions that took place in Los Angeles in recent weeks, and Starr is also slated to play drums. It’s currently unclear whether McCartney and Starr will end up on the same track or which songs will make the final track list. The album, produced by 2021 Grammy Producer of the Year Andrew Watt, is getting close to the mixing phase and has “a lot of tracks done,” Mick Jagger shared in 2021. Last month, guitarist Keith Richards shared with fans in an Instagram video that “there’s some new music on its way.” It’s thought that the album will feature recorded parts from the late founding drummer Charlie Watts, who died in August 2021. The Rolling Stones and The Beatles are longtime acquaintances and have a history of friendly rivalry. It’s been almost 60 years since they first met, and they’ve rarely collaborated on music. The Stones’ first hit was actually a cover of the Beatles’ “I Wanna Be Your Man” in 1963, and John Lennon and McCartney later sang backup on the Stones’ song “We Love You” in 1967. Also in 1967, the Stones’ Brian Jones played saxophone on The Beatles’ “You Know My Name (Look Up the Number).”
*******The Stones and the Beatles are working together?? The Bible says this will happen right before the end times!!!
*****Of course, Ringo is angling to replace Charlie Watts!! Everybody knows that!!
*******Keith Richards will do his version of “Dead or Alive,” and you’ll have to guess!!
A spokesperson for Meghan Markle and Prince Harry is shooting down reports that the couple is suing over a recent South Park episode. On whether Harry and Meghan are pursuing legal action against the show, a spokesperson for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex tells PEOPLE: “It’s all frankly nonsense. Totally baseless, boring reports.” South Park’s episode that aired on Wednesday, titled “Worldwide Privacy Tour,” centered on a “prince of Canada” and his wife that settle in the fictional Colorado town. The characters’ similarities to Harry and Meghan were hard to miss, from the prince’s ginger hair and beard to the wife’s pink outfit and hat, a close match to Meghan’s ensemble at Trooping the Colour in 2018. The show saw the cartoon couple carrying “we want our privacy” and “stop looking at us” signs as they traveled to different locations around the world.
********They WILL, however, be hiring a hitman!!!
*****Funny.. Meghan doesn’t SEEM like a completely self-absorbed diva with a mean streak!! Not at all!!
Kevin Costner’s attorney is denying the actor has made things difficult on the set of his hit Paramount show, “Yellowstone.” In a story published by Puck on Tuesday, attorney Marty Singer pushed back on a report that Costner had shortened the amount of time he has been willing to shoot the series on location in Montana. “The idea that Kevin was only willing to work one week on the second half of Season 5 of Yellowstone is an absolute lie,” Singer told Puck. “It’s ridiculous — and anyone suggesting it shouldn’t be believed for one second.” The story follows a Deadline report earlier this month that Costner, who stars as the patriarch John Dutton on the series, may be departing because of issues surrounding “disagreements over shooting schedules.” “We have no news to report,” Paramount said in a statement. “Kevin Costner is a big part of Yellowstone and we hope that’s the case for a long time to come,” the statement continued. “Thanks to the brilliant mind of Taylor Sheridan, we are always working on franchise expansions of this incredible world he has built. Matthew McConaughey is a phenomenal talent with whom we’d love to partner.”
*********That sounds like a warning shot over Kevin’s bow!!!
********Now that everyone’s saying that nothing’s going on.. we KNOW something’s going on!!
CBS announced renewals for NCIS, CSI: Vegas, The Amazing Race and six other series. The other programs that got the nod to return for the 2023-2024 TV season are 60 Minutes (TV’s most-watched news program), the sophomore procedural NCIS: Hawa’ii, Survivor, Tough as Nails, Lingo and 48 Hours. Additional CBS renewals may trickle in at a later date. But on the scripted front at least, that now leaves on the bubble the network’s third-most watched drama, Blue Bloods (whose possible end we speculated about earlier this year); S.W.A.T. (which ranks No. 10 in audience out of the 13 dramas CBS has aired this season); and the freshman cop drama East New York, which draws a slightly larger audience than S.W.A.T. (The midseason drama True Lies does not debut until Wednesday, March 1.) To date, CBS has renewed a total 19 series for next season, including previously announced pick-ups for this season’s most-watched new series, Fire Country, and TV’s No. 1 comedy, Young Sheldon, plus Ghosts (TV’s second-most watched comedy), The Neighborhood, Bob Hearts Abishola, So Help Me Todd, The Equalizer, FBI (CBS’ second-most watched drama), FBI: Most Wanted and FBI: International.
*********Survivor has been on for, like, 100 years now, right??? It seems like it’s been on longer than 60 Minutes!!
******When can we stream these shows on NETFLIX???
Ripping The Tabloids (Throughout the week, we’ll give you the stories from that weeks tabs!)
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Last Laughs-(In Touch)
“Just Bieber just sold his entire music catalog for $200 million. That’s $1 for every person who pretended to know all the words to ‘Despacito.’”-Jimmy Fallon.
“Organization expert Marie Kondo has admitted that she’s ‘kind of given up’ on tidying up after having three kids. Oh, this story sparks joy!”-Stephen Colbert.
“Google announced that it was cutting 12,000 jobs, while Yahoo! announced that it is now run by a family of raccoons.-Colin Jost.
First iPhone Sells Big
A first-generation iPhone, still unopened and plastic wrapped in the box, was auctioned for more than $63,000. Louisiana-based LCG Auctions said the iPhone, dating from 2007, fetched a high bid of $63,356.40 before the auction closed on Sunday. Karen Green, the device’s original owner, said she received it as a gift in 2007 and decided to leave it in the box because she had just gotten a new phone and didn’t need to replace it. Green, who operates a tattoo shop in New Jersey, said she became interested in the value of the vintage phone when she heard about another unopened iPhone selling for $40,000. Green took the phone on a 2019 “Treasure Hunt” segment for the television show Doctor & The Diva, and was told the phone would likely sell for about $5,000. See the pic HERE.
********These things sell for whatever someone is willing to pay!! They have no intrinsic value!!
******The phone has had a caller on hold for 16 years!!!
******The phone number is “1!!”
Longest Tongue Is A Paint Brush!
A California man whose 3.97-inch tongue earned him a Guinness World Record said he has found an unusual way to put his unique muscle to work — painting. Nick Stoeberl, who was awarded the world record for longest tongue (male) when it was officially measured at 3.97 inches from tip to teeth in 2012, showed off his unusual painting skills during an appearance on ITV series This Morning. Stoeberl showed hosts Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby how he wraps his tongue in plastic wrap before dipping it in paint and using it to draw on a canvas. The record-breaker said he has been given the nickname Lickasso for his unusual painting method. He said his paintings have sold for up to $1,200.
**********Wait a minute… “Lickasso” doesn’t sound… quite right!!!
*****His tongue is so long, when he kisses his girlfriend, he can taste what she had for lunch!!
Man Breaks Disneyland Record
A California man who visited the Disneyland theme park in Anaheim for 2,995 consecutive days was rewarded with a Guinness World Records certificate. Guinness World Records announced Jeff Reitz, 50, earned the record for most consecutive visits to Disneyland. Reitz’s daily visits to Disneyland began in 2012, and ended just shy of 3,000 visits when the park closed down due to the COVID-19 pandemic in March 2020. Reitz, who chronicled his daily Disney trips on social media, started getting media attention after his 60th consecutive visit to the park, and he made international headlines in 2017, when he made his 2,000th visit and was awarded with a backpack full of gifts by Disney officials. Reitz said he hasn’t been back to Disneyland since the start of the pandemic, but he is hoping to make it in time for Disney’s 100th anniversary celebrations later this year.
**********In a related story, he has a wicked case of diabetes!!!
********He has a few suggestions for new rides, like the “Anti-Matter Horn!!!”
*******He got thrown out of Cinderella’s castle for sniffing her shoe!!!
New York police officers arrested five juveniles and one adult on Monday for damaging fences as part of the “Kool-Aid Man” TikTok challenge. Suffolk County Police said a homeowner in Centereach, New York heard “loud noises” around 1 a.m. on Monday. Surveillance cameras showed six males had kicked several sections of his fence down. The males – ages 12 to 18 – returned just after 4 a.m. and ran through the fence simultaneously, police said. The prank was later determined to be part of the “Kool-Aid Man” TikTok challenge, which mimics the iconic mascot of the popular powdered drink. The homeowner reported the incident to the police. Officers observed a black Hyundai sedan matching the description of a vehicle near the scene. The officers arrested the six males around 4:15 a.m. Detectives later discovered that there were at least two other instances where some of the males damaged fences in Centereach and Selden – both of which are in Suffolk County. The five juveniles and one 18-year-old were charged with several counts of third-degree criminal mischief and fourth-degree criminal mischief.
*********At least they weren’t doing the “Charles Manson Challenge!!!”
STUFF THAT’S COOL AND VIRAL
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A LIST FOR THURSDAY
Grocery Stores With Fuel Rewards Programs
The Penny Hoarder
These national chains offer fuel rewards programs. Is there one near you?
Safeway grocery stores offer fuel discounts through the Safeway for U rewards program. For every $100 you spend on groceries you get 10 cents off per gallon. You can stack rewards up to 20 cents off per gallon, though you can only redeem them on 20 gallons of fuel at a time. Currently, 288 fuel stations participate in the rewards program. Simply register for Safeway for U and keep track of your rewards through the mobile app. Extra perks of the Safeway for U program include discounts on groceries, a free item every month, and a birthday treat!
In Kroger’s fuel rewards program you earn 1 point for every $1 you spend in the store and there’s no monthly limit to how many points you can earn. If buying gas at a Kroger fuel center, you can redeem up to 1,000 points for $1 off per gallon in 100-point increments up to 35 gallons. Buy your gas at participating Shell locations and you can redeem up to 1000 points for $1off per gallon. You can earn extra points when you buy certain gift cards (2 fuel points for each $1 spent) and some prescriptions (25 fuel points for non-federally funded prescriptions and 1 fuel point for every $1 out of pocket for federally funded prescriptions). Plus, for a 90-day script, you earn 75 fuel points.
- Stop & Shop
Stop & Shop gives you 10 cents off per gallon for every $100 you spend. You can stack deals for up to $1.50 off per gallon. Scan your Stop & Shop card at participating Shell or Stop & Shop gas stations to redeem your savings. These points have a shorter expiration date than most — 30 days — so plan your trips carefully!
At Albertsons, you receive 1 point for every $1 you spend on groceries, 1 point for every $1 you spend at the pharmacy and two points for every $1 you spend on gift cards. Once you reach 100 points you’ve earned 10 cents off per gallon for up to 25 gallons. You can redeem your points at Albertsons Express stations. Rewards expire at the end of the following month — so if you earn them in June, they’ll expire at the end of July. You can also keep track of your points and get access to additional store savings using the Albertsons app. Bonus! If you live in Southern California, you can use your rewards for groceries at participating stores like Vons.
- Piggly Wiggly
Piggly Wiggly locations are scattered throughout 20 states, mostly in the Southeast and Midwest. With a free Piggly Wiggly rewards card, you can receive 1 cent off per gallon, up to 15 gallons of gas at participating gas stations. Not all products at Piggly Wiggly qualify for rewards points, so as you shop keep an eye on the Pig Points shelf tags.
With stores in Georgia, Tennessee and the Carolinas, Ingles is a Southeastern staple with a handy fuel rewards program. It’s easy to rack up fuel points with the free Ingles Advantage Card. $1 spent at Ingles earns you 1 fuel point, except during frequent bonus reward events where $1 spent can earn between 2x and 4x the fuel points! Every 100 points gets you 5 cents off per gallon at Ingles Gas Express locations. Sign up for AdvantageMail to be notified about extra savings events.
- Lowes Foods
No, not Lowe’s, the hardware store. Lowes Foods has over 70 locations across the Carolinas and Virginia and the fuel rewards program is simple. Shop in the store and for every $100 you spend, earn 5 cents off per gallon at Lowes Food gas stations and participating Speedway locations nationwide. Just be sure to link your Lowes Food Gas Rewards and Speedy Rewards before you hit the pumps.
- Harris Teeter
Located throughout Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, Virginia, Washington, D.C., and the Carolinas, Harris Teeter shoppers can earn 1 fuel point for every $1 spent in-store, 2 fuel points per $1 spent on eligible gift cards and 50 fuel points per non-federally funded prescription. Every 100 fuel points earned equals 10 cents off per gallon up to 35 gallons — with a maximum of 1,000 points redeemed per transaction — at Harris Teeter Fuel Centers and participating BP and Amoco stations. Harris Teeter frequently offers limited time promotions like 2x the bonus points for greeting cards, so keep an eye on the site and plan your card buying accordingly!
- Food City
In Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, Tennessee and Virginia, Food City Fuel Bucks offers 15 cents off per gallon up to 20 gallons for every $150 you spend. Gift card purchases of $50 will net you double the points and qualifying prescriptions equal bonus fuel bucks at the pharmacy. You can only use 15 cents off per gallon each day, but on Wednesdays you can cash in 30 cents off. Bonus! You can redeem 300 Fuel Bucks for 5% off groceries up to $100.
- Harveys Supermarkets
Florida, Georgia and South Carolina are home to Harveys Supermarkets. Harveys partners with SE Grocers rewards, so you’ll earn 1 point for every $2 spent on qualifying purchases and receive $1 off for groceries or 5 cents off per gallon at participating gas stations for every 100 points earned. Register for Harveys Supermarket Rewards here.
Although Publix doesn’t offer a consistent fuel rewards program, it does run frequent gas promotions in the Weekly Ad. A recent promotion offered $10 off the purchase of one $50 gas card with a grocery purchase of $50 or more!
- Giant Eagle
Located in Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia, Indiana and Maryland, Giant Eagle’s fuelperks+ program offers 10 cents off per gallon for every $50 spent at Giant Eagle, GetGo, Market District or Giant Eagle Express. You can use these rewards at GetGo stations up to 30 gallons of gas with your Giant Eagle Advantage card. With your Giant Eagle Advantage Card, you are eligible for GetGo AdvantagePAY, which stacks your fuelperks+ for additional savings at the pump.
- Price Chopper
Scattered throughout New England, New York and Pennsylvania, Price Chopper stores award you 5 cents off each gallon of gas for every $100 you spend in stores. You can stack gas discounts and redeem them on up to 20 gallons of fuel at any participating Sunoco station with your Price Chopper AdvantEdge card. Bonus! There are bonus points event where you can pile on the savings, so keep a close eye on the website.
Spread throughout New England, Shaw’s offers 10 cents off per gallon for every $100 you spend, plus double the points on gift card purchases. Redeem your points at participating Exxon or Mobil stations by registering for the Shaw’s for U rewards program. Bonus! When you sign up, you get $5 off your next purchase of $25 or more.
Located in New York, Pennsylvania and Vermont, Tops offers 1 point for every $1 you spend with its GasPoints program. Get 10 cents off per gallon by earning 100 points. Redeeming coupons? You’ll get 10 points for each one you use. Bonus items throughout the store offer extra points. Fuel discounts are good for up to 20 gallons at any Tops gas station by scanning your Tops BonusPlus card.
- Market 32
Owned and operated by Price Chopper, Market 32 serves New York, Vermont, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania and Connecticut. It provides 5 cents off per gallon for every $100 you spend on groceries. Use your discount at participating Sunoco stations by scanning your AdvantEdge card.
- Shop N’ Save
Located in Missouri and Illinois, Shop N’ Save offers 10 cents off per gallon for every $50 you spend — which is twice the amount many other stores offer. Use your Shop N’ Save fuel discount at participating Sunoco stations by scanning your Pump Perks card.
- Pay Less Super Markets
Owned by Kroger, Pay Less Super Markets in Indiana offer 1 fuel point for every $1 spent, and 100 points will get you 10 cents off per gallon. You can stack ’em for up to $1 off per gallon at Kroger Fuel Centers and and 10 cents off per gallon at participating Shell stations. Some prescriptions earn 25 fuel points, and you can earn 2 fuel points for each $1 spent on most gift cards. Scan your Shopper’s card at the pump to receive your discount.
Hy-Vee offers fuel perks on select grocery items that vary weekly. Hy-Vee stores can be found in Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Nebraska, South Dakota and Wisconsin. Unlike other stores, there isn’t a set reward per dollar amount spent — either check the weekly ad or browse your local Hy-Vee to see which items offer fuel rewards. Redeem points at Hy-Vee Fast & Fresh, Casey’s, Shell and participating Kwik Trip stations by swiping your Hy-Vee Fuel Saver + Perks card.
- Cub Foods
Located in Minnesota and Illinois, Cub Foods offers fuel discounts at participating Holiday gas stations through its My Cub Rewards card. You’ll earn 10 cents off per gallon for every $100 spent. That means you can earn up to $1.50 off per gallon — which would require spending $1,500 — on 20 gallons of gas. For an SUV, you could save up to $30 on a 20 gallon tank.
For every $100 you spend at QFC, you’ll receive 10 cents off per gallon. QFC stores can be found in the state of Washington and the metro area of Portland, Oregon. Use your rewards at QFC fuel centers or participating Shell stations by swiping your Advantage card. How much can you redeem? Stack your 10-cent discounts for up to $1 off per gallon.
- Fred Meyer
Fred Meyer is located in Oregon, Washington, Idaho and Alaska. The grocery store offers 1 point for every $1 spent, and 100 points earns you 10 cents off per gallon. Purchase gift cards for double points and fill prescriptions for 25 bonus points. Redeem your points, which are good on up to 35 gallons of fuel, at Shell or Fred Meyer gas stations with your Rewards card.
- Fry’s Food
Located in Arizona, Fry’s Food offers 10 cents off for every $100 you spend. Use your Fry’s Food fuel rewards at Circle K and Shell stations for up to $1 per gallon with 1000 points.
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