Born on this day!! Actor Jerry Adler (“The Good Wife,” ″The Sopranos”) is 92. Actor Gary Conway (“Burke’s Law”) is 85. Drummer John Steel of The Animals is 80. Singer Florence LaRue of the Fifth Dimension is 79. Singer Alice Cooper is 73. Actor Michael Beck is 72. Actor Lisa Eichhorn is 69. Singer Tim Booth of James is 61. Country singer Clint Black is 59. Guitarist Noodles of The Offspring is 58. Country bassist Dave Buchanan of Yankee Grey is 55. Actor Gabrielle Anwar (“The Tudors”) is 51. “Daily Show” correspondent Rob Corddry is 50. Actor Michael Goorjian (“Party of Five”) is 50. TV personality Nicolle Wallace (“The View”) is 49. Bassist Rick Burch of Jimmy Eat World is 46. Singer Natalie Imbruglia is 46. Rapper Cam’ron is 45. Singer Gavin DeGraw is 44. Singer Zoe Manville of Portugal. The Man is 37. Actor Ashley Thomas (“Salvation,” ″24: Legacy”) is 36. Actor Charlie Barnett (“Secrets and Lies,” ″Chicago Fire”) is 33. Actor Kyla Kenedy (“Speechless”) is 18.
THIS DAY IN GENIUS HISTORY
1783 – England proclaimed the formal end to the hostilities with the United States.
1787 – Shays’s Rebellion, an uprising of Massachusetts farmers, was defeated.
1789 – George Washington and John Adams are elected the president and vice president of the United States.
1861 – Delegates from six southern states met at Montgomery, Ala., to form the Confederate States of America.
1945 – Roosevelt, Churchill, and Stalin met at the Yalta Conference.
1948 – Ceylon (now Sri Lanka) gained independence from the United Kingdom.
1969 – The Palestine National Congress appointed Yasir Arafat head of the Palestine Liberation Organization.
1974 – Patricia Hearst, granddaughter of newspaper mogul William Randolph Hearst, was kidnapped by the Symbionese Liberation Army.
1976 – Benjamin Britten, British composer, died.
2003 – The country of Yugoslavia disappeared, to be replaced by the loose federation of Serbia and Montenegro.
2004 – The Massachusetts Supreme Court declared the right for citizens to have same-sex marriages.
Today Is: Facebook’s Birthday, Liberace Day, Medjoola Date Day, National Hemp Day, National Sweater Day, Quacker Day, USO Day, World Cancer Day
TODAY ON TV!
Primetime TV (All Times Eastern)
CBS – 8:00 – Young Sheldon / 8:30 – B Positive / 9:00 – Mom / 9:30 – Unicorn / 10:00 – Star Trek Discovery
NBC – 8:00 – Mr. Mayor / 8:30 – Superstore / 9:00 – Law and Order: SVU / 10:00 – Dateline NBC
ABC – 8:00 – Celebrity Wheel Of Fortune / 9:00 – The Chase / 10:00 – The Hustler
FOX – 8:00 – Hell’s Kitchen / 9:00 – Call Me Kat / 9:30 – Last Man Standing
CW – 8:00 – Walker / 9:00 – Legacies
TV Talk Shows
Stephen Colbert: Tiffany Haddish, H.E.R.
Seth Meyers: Michelle Pfeiffer, the Impractical Jokers, Matt Cameron
Conan: Bryan Cranston
The Talk: Katherine Heigl
Live with Kelly and Ryan: Zendaya, Theresa Caputo, Erica Keswin
Ellen DeGeneres: TBA
The Real: Sen. Tammy Duckworth, Bow Wow, guest co-host Carla Hall
WHAT ARE YOU TALKIN’ ABOUT? Here are today’s PPM-Friendly Topics!
QUESTION: Is A-ROD cheating on J-LO??? “Southern Charm” star Madison LeCroy has been bragging to her friends, but now?? She says it never happened!! Right!!!
QUESTION: Does this mean it’s REALLY OVER??? Kanye West was seen moving over 500 PAIRS OF SNEAKERS out of the marital home!!!! Sounds like it’s final!!!!!!
QUESTION: What’s it like in the wardrobe department of “BRIDGERTON?” It’s a WAREHOUSE, with 7500 outfits, including an amazing 104 dresses JUST FOR DAPHNE!!
QUESTION: Did she go TOO FAR?? This scheming mother sets her mama’s boy up with her “dream wife,” right in front of his GIRLFRIEND!!! Guess who walked out!!
QUESTION: Why was this FLORIDA MAN arrested?? He called 911 TWICE to ask for a ride home, because he was broke! How do we know he’s a FLORIDA MAN??
Sarah Jessica Parker and Taraji P. Henson read aloud from their homes in an online ceremony Wednesday the nominees for the 78th annual Golden Globe Awards. Netflix, which released The Crown, Ozark, The Queen’s Gambit, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, Mank and The Trial of the Chicago 7 — led the field with 42 nominations. In the TV categories, The Crown dominated with six nominations, while Schitt’s Creek (Pop TV) earned five, and Ozark and The Undoing (HBO) each picked up four. In the film competitions, Mank was nominated for six Globes, The Trial of the Chicago 7 is up for five, and The Father (Sony Pictures Classics,) Nomadland (Searchlight Pictures) and Promising Young Woman (Focus Features) each earned four nods. HBO earned seven nominations for TV honors, Hulu grabbed six, and Pop TV and Showtime each earned five. Winners of the Globes, which honor excellence in TV and film, are to be announced on Feb. 28. Tina Fey and Amy Poehler will be hosting this year’s ceremony.
********This has evolved into a show no one watches, giving awards to shows and movies no one has seen!!!
*******We thought “Mank” was short for “man stank!!!”
TOPIC: Should all awards shows be canceled???
Nickelodeon and CBS Sports are teaming up to produce special Super Bowl LV content for kids and families starting with the Nickelodeon Super Duper Super Bowl Pregame Spectacular on Friday at 8 p.m. EST. Nickelodeon stars Gabrielle Nevaeh Green and Lex Lumpkin will be hosting the pregame show, which will feature Super Bowl fun facts, Nickelodeon-themed season highlights and predictions with help from special guests. Nickelodeon Super Duper Super Bowl Spectacular will re-air multiple times over the weekend before Super Bowl LV airs Sunday on CBS at 6:30 p.m. EST. Green and Lumpkin will additionally appear in a specially produced segment of Nickelodeon game show Unfiltered on CBS’ The Super Bowl Today, which airs Sunday from 2 to 6 p.m. EST. A Nickelodeon-themed highlights package will also air during CBS’ halftime coverage of the big game.
********Of course, they’ll have the usual child psychologists helping kids deal with their Super Bowl feelings!!!
******Nickelodeon stars will also explain why America is a rotten country, and that no one should stand for the anthem!!
*******A group of real-life Buccaneers will protest the team’s name, telling us how it hurts their feelings!!!
Eddie Murphy’s Prince Akeem finds his long lost son in a new trailer for Coming 2 America. Akeem and his best friend Semmi (Arensio Hall) find his son LaVelle () while returning to New York City in the clip released on Wednesday. Akeem brings his Jermaine Fowler son back home to the African nation of Zamunda along with LaVelle’s mother Mary (Leslie Jones). “He’s supposed to be like the prince of Wakanda,” Mary says in reference to Marvel’s Black Panther. “Wakanda is a fictional place. Zamunda is a very real nation,” Akeem replies. LaVelle is having a hard time adjusting to life in Zamunda while Akeem realizes that his daughter Meeka (Kiki Layne) hoped to ascend to the throne one day. Akeem must also deal with General Izzi (Wesley Snipes) who wants to take over Zamunda. Coming 2 America premieres March 5 on Amazon Prime Video. See the new trailer HERE.
********”Zamunda” may be translated as “Your Butt Is Mine!!!”
********So.. in this movie, Eddie fathered a child with Leslie Jones?? Now, THAT’S comedy!!!!
Dr. Oz, Anderson Cooper, Savannah Guthrie and Sanjay Gupta are set to guest host episodes of the game show, Jeopardy! “We look forward to each guest host bringing their unique abilities to the show and to our contestants winning a lot of money that we can match for charity,” said executive producer Mike Richards in a statement Tuesday. Donations will be made by the show to the charities of choice of each guest host. Longtime Jeopardy! host Alex Trebek died of cancer in November at the age of 80. He worked until right before his death, taping episodes that aired until earlier this month. Since then, guest hosts have taken turns at the helm of the show. Among them were Richards, Ken Jennings, Aaron Rodgers, Mayim Bialik, Katie Couric and and Bill Whitaker.
********Who’s next?? Lindsay Lohan???
*******The producers just pulled out an L.A. phone book and started calling people!!!
*******So far, we’re leaning to Alec Baldwin as the permanent replacement!! He could leap over the counter and start choking the contestants when they get it wrong!!
Prince Harry has announced that his Invictus Games have been postponed again due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. The Paralympic-style competition for wounded veterans and servicemen and women was supposed to occur in the Netherlands this year from May 29 to June 5. It was originally postponed last spring due to the virus. The event will now take place in The Hague, Netherlands in Spring 2022. “To the key workers on the frontlines in the battle against the pandemic, we are with you,” said the Duke of Sussex and his friends in an Instagram video posted on Tuesday. “And when the world is ready, we will compete with all we have, with all we are,” shared the 36-year-old. He also signed a joint statement with Sir Keith Mills, chair of the Invictus Games Foundation, as well as Mark de Kruif, chair of the games in the Netherlands. “We are Invictus: from the communities that host and cherish the Games, and the competitors who display unshakeable resilience and commitment as they prepare for and participate in the Games, to the families and network of supporters who support these men and women on their journey to competition,” read the message.
*********Translation: “Meghan won’t let me out of the house!!!!”
Paulina Porizkova, 55, posted a nude photo of herself after Elizabeth Hurley received backlash for her own risqué photoshoot last month. “Today, on a serious note, thoughts inspired by the brouhaha around a sexy photo of @elizabethhurley1 …,” Porizkova wrote on Tuesday alongside a nude bedroom pic. “When I was in my twenties and thirties, the less I wore – the more popular I was. In my forties, I could walk around practically naked and illicit nothing more than a ticket for public indecency.” She continued, “At fifty, I am reviled for it. ‘Put on your clothes, grandma. Hungry for attention, are you? A little desperate here? You’re pathetic.’” Hurley, who often posts bikini pics, caused a stir recently after posing in a snowy setting wearing nothing but a string bikini bottom and an open furry coat. While many fans praised her, trolls also went after her for showing so much skin. But Porizkova questioned why nudity and “sexiness” was applauded for younger women and often “reviled” for women who were more mature. “Because of men,” she stated. “Men are biologically programmed to spread their seed, inserting themselves into fertile containers which advertise their viability through youth.” She concluded her message by saying, “The only thing that is pathetic here is allowing others to set your priorities.” See the pic HERE.
********We’re not sure what she’s talking about, but whatever she’s selling.. we’re buying!!
*******If Liz Hurley is starting a trend, we say, “THANK YOU!!”
TRIVIA: Paulina was married to the late Ric Ocasek of The Cars!! Lucky dude!!
The Weeknd is staying in style in Tampa this week as he prepares for Sunday’s Super Bowl 2021 halftime show. He plunked down $100,000 to stay in a swank $9.1 million six-bedroom manse on nearby Davis Island. The 6,000-square-foot spread features a pool, bay views and a private dock. While Super Bowl producers are covering all usual production costs for the show, the 30-year-old singer — real name Abel Tesfaye — is injecting big bucks to make sure it’s done his way. “Abel spent almost $7 million of his own money beyond the already generous budgets to make this halftime show be what he envisioned,” his publicist told The Post. On Monday, he teamed up with Postmates to feed frontline healthcare workers at AdventHealth Carrollwood with food from Tampa black-owned restaurant, Mama’s Southern Soul Food.
********It sounds like he’s having more Super Bowl fun than anyone!!!
Ripping The Tabloids (Throughout the week, we’ll give you the stories from that weeks tabs!)
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Katie’s Chef Romance: Recipe for Heartbreak?-(National Enquirer)
Love-hungry Katie Holmes’ romance with New York City chef Emilio Vitolo Jr. is showing signs it may sour, sources say. While the “Dawson’s Creek” cutie, 42, is over the moon for her man, insiders claimed he’s a fame-seeking cad with a wandering eye! “He’s constantly checking out other women when they’re out on the town, and he’s spending way too much time online drooling over hot babes on the internet,” a source spilled. In fact, the 33-year-old foodie’s “likes” recently littered the Instagram posts of sexy pop singer Rihanna! “On top of that he’s still in touch with a bunch of his sexes and brags that Katie’s lucky to be dating him-not the other way around. Her friends are worried she’s headed for heartbreak, but she just can’t see it.”
Heather’s Fresh Start-(Globe)
Heather Locklear is officially done with her three-year probation-ahead of schedule. The former “Dynasty” beauty, 59, pleaded no contest in 2019 to charges of battery and resisting arrest and dodged actual jail time, but was ordered to spend 30 days in a residential treatment program and placed on informal probation. In February 2018, she was arrested at her home for alleged attacking her boyfriend AND the deputies responding to the call. She was again arrested in June 2018 after allegedly attacking an officer and an EMT. Last April, the star celebrated one year of sobriety. “I’ve learned that no matter what happens, or how bad it seems today, life does go on, and it will be better tomorrow,” she shared with fans online.
Justin Timberlake: Heart of Gold-(Us Weekly)
Showing his True Colors! After hearing the touching story of Jake Stitt-a 17-year-old living with cerebral palsy and trying to raise $35,000 with his family for a wheelchair-accessible van-Timberlake took it upon himself to help out. In November, just before Thanksgiving, the Grammy winner purchased the vehicle for the Stitt family, and covered all the costs, allowing them to keep the money that they already raised to help pay for the teen’s care. “I heard your story and saw a little news clip about it. I was so moved, Timberlake, who turns 40 Jan. 31, told the family over a zoom call. “You inspire me, Jake.”
So Long, Hollywood! James Van Der Beek-(Star)
With five kids in tow, James and wife Kimberly packed up for the Lone Star state in October. The move came after a series of life changes that included two late-term miscarriages and the death of the Connecticut native’s mom. “This location has changed everything for me,” the 43-year-old gushed of the Austin area, advising others, “If your soul is longing to take the leap” of moving “it just might thank you in ways you never could have calculated.”
Joanna’s Recipe For Disaster-(Life & Style)
Is there anything Joanna Gaines can’t do? As it turns out, yes. The Fixer Upper star, 42, failed to win over fans with her new cooking show, Magnolia Table. Viewers watched as Joanna struggled to properly zest a lemon, sometimes forgetting which step in the recipe came next. “Some of the criticisms were downright harsh, calling her a Martha Stewart wannabe,” says an insider. “Others went as far as to say that the series wasn’t worth paying $4.99 a month for Discovery+ to see. Fortunately, Joanna’s die-hard devotees don’t seem to mind her clumsiness in the kitchen. While she’s clearly out of her league as a top chef, she does try to redeem herself by poking a little fun of her lack of culinary skills,” notes the insider. “Maybe that’s where the charm of the show is, but some people think she should hang her apron and stick to shiplap.”
One Last Thing: Ian McShane-(People)
The British actor, 78, returns for season 3 of Starz’s hit series American Gods.
Last time I danced-
Oh, this morning. I was on my own, in the living room, and waiting for the tea kettle to boil. No music, just in my head. As they say, dance like nobody’s watching.
Last time I was moved to tears-
Probably that last time I heard a song from 40 or 50 years ago. There’s nothing as potent as music to make you remember. You hear Barbra Streisand sing “The Way We Were,” and everybody blubbers.
Last time I was handy-
I’m very good with light bulbs. And the dishwasher and disposal. My wife [Gwen] calls me Bob the Builder, actually. But that’s another story.
Kim: Getting Back Into the Dating Game-(In Touch)
Three failed marriages hasn’t soured Kim Kardashian, 40, on love. “She isn’t good at being single for long,” says the source. “She likes being in relationships and is even open to marrying again once she meets the right guy.” That person could be attorney and CNN legal analyst Van Jones, 52, “who’s already in the picture,” says the source. “They have secret phone calls. He’s the opposite of Kanye. Van is mature, a mentor to Kim in her legal career and he’s helping her grow, unlike Kanye, who dragged her down.”
Family Finds Crocodile In Swimming Pool
Wildlife trappers were summoned to a home in South Africa where a couple discovered a 10-foot crocodile swimming laps in their backyard pool. Angel Breytenbach said she was outside in the early morning hours when she spotted a large shape in the water that the native Australian soon recognized as a crocodile. Breytenbach and her husband, Jacob, summoned wildlife trappers to their home and a video of the rescue shows the team using a lasso to fish the reptile out of the water. Wildlife officials said the crocodile likely became disoriented due to recent storms that may have driven it to venture out of a nearby river. The crocodile will be returned to the wild, the trappers said.
********”Wait… that’s not a croc… it’s just aunt Karen!! She forgot to moisturize!!!”
*******They returned it to the wild??? There aren’t ENOUGH crocodiles in the river???
*******Everything turned out fine. We haven’t seen dad for a few days, but…
Squirrel Scares Wildlife Official
Wildlife officials in Georgia shared video of the moment an employee cleaning out a bird house was startled by a squirrel that suddenly burst out of the structure and splashed into a nearby lake. The Georgia Department of Natural Resource’s Wildlife Resources Division said in a Facebook post that the man, an employee at a Wildlife Management Area, was tasked with cleaning out a bird house for wood ducks. The video shows the man tap three times on the side of the bird house, causing the squirrel the worker apparently did not know was inside to leap out from the structure’s opening. The squirrel sails several feet through the air and lands in a lake. The animal then paddles to shore. See the video HERE.
*********Hard to say who was more frightened!!!
*****Moral?? Don’t put your hand in a hole until you bang on the side!!! Right??
Black Bear Interrupts Training Session
A sheriff’s office in Washington state said a K9 unit training exercise was interrupted when a black bear was spotted wandering 20 feet from where the deputy acting as a suspect was hiding. The Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office said deputies were conducting a training exercise that involved a K9 unit tracking a suspect — played by a deputy — who fled on foot from a traffic stop and hid in the woods outside the sheriff’s Cathcart facility. Drones were used as part of the exercise, and one of the operators discovered a black bear was wandering through the area. The deputy acting as the suspect said the bear came within 20 feet of where he was hiding in the woods. The sheriff’s drones tracked the bear until it wandered out of the area without incident.
*********You’ve got drones?? Why do you need dogs???
Attorney Finds Valuable Antiques In His Attic
A New York state attorney who bought a building to expand his practice discovered a hidden attic that contained photographs and photography-related items from over 100 years earlier. David Whitcomb said he and a friend were examining the building he purchased in Geneva when they discovered the structure had an attic that he wasn’t told about when he bought the property. Whitcomb said he located the access panel and looked into the attic, discovering it was filled with photographs, frames, glass negatives and other materials that appeared to be quite old. He said the items are believed to have belonged to J.E. Hale, a photographer who was active in the late 1800s and early 1900s. Hale’s name is on many of the items, including pieces of mail found in the attic. Whitcomb said Hale’s belongings in the attic included several photos of Susan B. Anthony, including a print of her official portrait from the Library of Congress, which was taken by Hale.
*********Any nudes?? Asking for a friend!!!!
******This sounds like the beginning of a Nic Cage “National Treasure” movie!!
TOPIC: Ever make surprising find in YOUR house??
STUFF THAT’S COOL AND VIRAL
VIDEO: SPACEX STARSHIP CRASHES AGAIN!!!
VIDEO: GUY ROCKS A TOY PIANO!
VIDEO: GUY AVOIDS BEING CARJACKED BY THE CARTEL!
A LIST FOR THURSDAY
Golden Globe Nominations
Nominations in the top Globes categories are:
Best Film Drama
Promising Young Woman
The Trial of the Chicago 7
Best Film — Musical or Comedy
Borat Subsequent Moviefilm
Best Director of a Film
Emerald Fennell Promising Young Woman
David Fincher Mank
Regina King One Night in Miami
Aaron Sorkin The Trial of the Chicago 7
Chloé Zhao Nomadland
Best Animated Movie
The Croods: A New Age
Over the Moon
Best Foreign Language Film
The Life Ahead
Two of Us
Best Actor in a Drama Film
Riz Ahmed Sound of Metal
Chadwick Boseman Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
Anthony Hopkins The Father
Gary Oldman Mank
Tahar Rahim The Mauritanian
Best Actress in a Drama Film
Viola Davis Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
Andra Day The United States vs. Billie Holiday
Vanessa Kirby Pieces of a Woman
Frances McDormand Nomadland
Carey Mulligan Promising Young Woman
Best Actor in a Film — Musical or Comedy
Sacha Baron Cohen Borat Subsequent Moviefilm
James Corden The Prom
Lin-Manuel Miranda Hamilton
Dev Patel The Personal History of David Copperfield
Andy Samberg Palm Springs
Best Actress in a Film — Musical or Comedy
Maria Bakalova Borat Subsequent Moviefilm
Kate Hudson Music
Michelle Pfeiffer French Exit
Rosamund Pike I Care a Lot
Anya Taylor-Joy Emma
Best TV Drama
Best Actor in a TV Drama
Jason Bateman Ozark
Josh O’Connor The Crown
Bob Odenkirk Better Call Saul
Al Pacino Hunters
Matthew Rhys Perry Mason
Best Actress in a TV Drama
Olivia Colman The Crown
Jodie Comer Killing Eve
Emma Corrin The Crown
Laura Linney Ozark
Sarah Paulson Ratched
Best TV Comedy
Emily in Paris
The Flight Attendant
Best Actor in a TV Comedy
Don Cheadle Black Monday
Nicholas Hoult The Great
Eugene Levy Schitt’s Creek
Jason Sudeikis Ted Lasso
Ramy Youssef Ramy
Best Actress in a TV Comedy
Lily Collins Emily in Paris
Kaley Cuoco The Flight Attendant
Elle Fanning The Great
Jane Levy Zoey’s Extraordinary Play List
Catherine O’Hara Schitt’s Creek
Best Limited Series or TV Movie
The Queen’s Gambit
Best Actor in a Limited Series or TV Movie
Bryan Cranston Your Honor
Jeff Daniels The Comey Rule
Hugh Grant The Undoing
Ethan Hawke The Good Lord Bird
Mark Ruffalo I Know This Much is True
Best Actress in a Limited Series or TV Movie
Cate Blanchett Mrs. America
Daisy Edgar-Jones Normal People
Shira Haas Unorthodox
Nicole Kidman The Undoing
Anya Taylor-Joy The Queen’s Gambit
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