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Born on this day!! TV producer Norman Lear is 101. Actor John Pleshette (“Knots Landing”) is 81. Actor-director Betty Thomas (“Hill Street Blues”) is 76. Singer Maureen McGovern is 74. Actor Roxanne Hart (“The Good Girl,” ″Chicago Hope”) is 69. Guitarist Duncan Cameron (Sawyer Brown) is 67. Comedian Carol Leifer is 67. Comedian Bill Engvall is 66. Jazz singer Karrin Allyson is 61. Country singer Stacy Dean Campbell is 56. Singer Juliana Hatfield is 56. Actor Julian McMahon (“Fantastic Four” films, TV’s “Profiler”) is 55. Actor Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (“Game of Thrones”) is 53. Comedian Maya Rudolph is 51. Drummer Abe Cunningham of Deftones is 50. Singer Pete Yorn is 49. Actor Seamus Dever (“Castle”) is 47. Actor Jonathan Rhys Meyers (“The Tudors”) is 46. Comedian Heidi Gardner (“Saturday Night Live”) is 40. Actor Taylor Schilling (“Orange Is the New Black”) is 39. Singer Cheyenne Kimball of Gloriana is 33. Actor Alyvia Alyn Lind (“Dolly Parton’s Coat of Many Colors”) is 16.


1861 – Union general George B. McClellan was put in command of the Army of the Potomac during the Civil War.
1940 – Bugs Bunny made his debut in the cartoon A Wild Hare.
1953 – An armistice was signed ending the Korean War.
1974 – The House Judiciary Committee voted to impeach Richard Nixon for obstructing justice in the Watergate case.
1995 – The Korean War Veterans Memorial was dedicated in Washington, DC.
1996 – A pipe bomb exploded in an Atlanta park during the Olympic Games.
2003 – Comedian Bob Hope died in his home, at the age of 100.
2012 – The 2012 Summer Olympics began in London.

Today Is: Barbie-in-a-blender Day, Black Women’s Equal Pay Day, International Shiraz Day, Love Is Kind Day, National Chili Dog Day, National Intern Day, National Korean War Veterans Armistice Day, National Refreshment Day, Take Your Houseplant For A Walk Day, Walk on Stilts Day

Primetime TV (All Times Eastern)

CBS – 8:00 – Ghosts  /  9:00 – The Price Is Right  /  10:00 – So Help Me Todd
NBC – 8:00 – Password  /  9:00 – Law and Order SVU  /  10:00 – Magnum P.I.
ABC – 8:00 – Generation Gap  /  9:00 – The Prank Panel  /  10:00 – Shark Tank
FOX – 8:00 – Alert Missing Persons Unit /  9:00 – Stars On Mars
CW – 8:00 – Son Of Critch  / 9:00 – Children Ruined Everything

TV Talk Shows

**Due to the ongoing writers/ actors strike most shows are in reruns. (Stay Tuned!)


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

QUESTION: What happens when you ask an AI chatbot to WRITE A POP SONG?? You get some interesting lyrics, like “You’re my biohazard, baby!!!”


QUESTION: HOW HOT IS IT??? In Arizona, hospital emergency rooms are treating patients for burns received when they FELL ON THE GROUND!! Yikes!!


QUESTION: Did Musk make a mistake by rebranding as “X?” Check out this list of famous companies that started with much different names!! (Like “Backrub?”)


QUESTION: You mean JUST KEN isn’t “Kenough???” No!! Barbie fans are shocked to discover that Ken has had a LAST NAME this whole time!!!!!!!!!!
The 50th anniversary of the Ken doll is this year and the Lakewood's Heritage Center 20th Century Museum has several Barbie and Ken dolls on display in their atrium.

QUESTION: Did anything compare to HER VOICE?? Sinead O’Connor has died at the age of 56. She was a great artist and a tortured soul. R.I.P.
Striking photos from the life of Sinead O'Connor as the Irish music legend dies aged 56

Replying to a tweet asking people to describe their life using emojis, Ms O'Connor posted a slew of crying emojis alongside a photo of her and Shane

Bradley Cooper Unfazed By Tom Brady Dating His Ex

******We can understand that!! Irina is the mother of Bradley’s daughter Lea!! He figures if she marries Tom, he can stop paying child support!!
******Last year, Page Six said that Bradley and Irina were trying to “rekindle their relationship!” That was before she ran into Tom at a party. And kept running into him, over and over!!
*********We knew they were dating when her rep denied they were dating!!
*****How hot are they?? Let’s just say Tom’s balls are REALLY deflated right now!!

Matt Damon Says Kissing Scarlett Johansson Was “Hell”!

****He was having a convo with Emily Blunt for something called “LADBible.”
*****He says he had a kissing scene with ScarJo in the 2011 film “We Bought a Zoo.” But before their closeup, Scarlett said, “Aw sh*t!! I just had an onion sandwich!!”
******He went through with the kissing scene, and didn’t even smell the onions, according to him!!
*****There is nothing on Scarlett Johansson’s person that smells bad enough to keep us from kissing it!!
****She pees perfume!! And poops caramels!!
*****Same goes for Emily Blunt!!!

Margot Robbie Paid Off Her Mom’s Mortgage When She Hit It Big

*****See? That’s just what Barbie would do!!!
******This is why you birth babies… so they can help you later in life!!
********Her mother took out loans on the house to help Margot get her career started. When she had enough, she just paid off the whole mortgage!!
*******She says, “Anyone would do this for their mom.” Really?? Would you? Have you??

Greta Gerwig: Ryan Gosling Can Thank SNL For His Role As Ken!

*********Greta saw him on SNL, doing a skit called “Guy That Just Got a Boat,” and knew that he knew how to be funny!!
*****She also noticed that he had no crotch bulge, which made him perfect for Ken!!
****True: she liked him so much, she wrote his name into the script, even though she’d never met him!!
TOPIC: Are some people just naturally funny?

Netflix Posts Job For “AI” Product Manager

*******Gosh, what do you think THAT means???
*****This confirms the worst fears of the Writers’ Guild and SAG/AFTRA!!
*********Netflix says they’re going to use AI to  improve their recommendations for users!! Pull this finger!!!
****Oh, wait: they’ll also use it to “optimize production of original movies and TV shows in Netflix’s rapidly expanding studio.”
*******AI will take ideas and dialogues from existing scripts, copy and paste them into new scripts!! Which is what the writers do anyway!!
****BTW, Disney is also beefing up its AI!! They’ll have a senior AI engineer in charge of “destroying more movie franchises!!”

Hulk Hogan Engaged For 3rd Time

*********She’s a yoga instructor.
*****He’s quit drinking.
****Stay tuned. 




Tom:  I’ll Never Retire!-(Life & Style)

Convincing Tom Cruise to step back from the spotlight might prove to be a real-life Mission:  Impossible.  At the Australian premiere of Dead Reckoning Part One, the 61-year-old revealed that much like Harrison Ford, who’s still playing Indiana Jones at the age of 80, he has no plans to retire from acting anytime soon.  And with Mission :  Impossible 7 expected to make a whopping $300 million at the box office, it’s clear that audience members can’t get enough of IMP spy Ethan Hunt’s death-defying antics, either.  “Tom’s not going anywhere.  As long as he can still run, climb and jump out of airplanes, he’ll do it,” a source says.  “He doesn’t know how to slow down.”




Man Balances Guitar On Forehead For Record

*****He did it for a Fleetwood Mac record. It was “Rumours,” on the original vinyl!!
****Not really. He did it for a Guinness World Record (surprise?)!
********He balanced it for 1 hour, 46 minutes and 34 seconds!!
******This is the third time he’s held the title!!!
*****His wife was very nervous, but he said, “Don’t fret!!

Couple Does Long Habanero Kiss For 15 Minutes

*********They ate the peppers and locked lips for a world record.
*****They’re also celebrating their 15th anniversary!!
******She practiced by eating a habanero pepper every day for a month.
*****She says “Practice is important so you don’t throw up in someone’s mouth!!”
*****There’s probably a world record for that, too. 

Florida Man Arrested For Spraying Woman With A Garden Hose

******She wasn’t going to take that lying down!!!
*********He thought she was on his property (she wasn’t) so he sprayed her!! Then he followed her back to her car, where she pulled out a gun!!
******Then the cops showed up and arrested him!!
*****Tune in tomorrow for episode 2 of “Get Off My Lawn, Florida Style!!”

Sausage Vending Machines In Germany On The Rise

******You simply insert a couple of coins and pull down the zipper!!
*******Vending machines are very popular in Germany, People buy a lot of grocery items from machines outside of regular business hours!!
*****There are over 570,000 vending machines in Germany. Which is better than having them build a half-million tanks!!








New Study Reveals The 5 Creative Activities That Can Make You Happier

Listening To Music
Music listening is one of the most popular leisure activities, and 77% of participants in the APA poll reported listening to music to relieve stress and anxiety.  Listening to music you find enjoyable can balance the amygdala, or the part of your brain that regulates emotions. This part of your brain is sensitive to music that is perceived as pleasant or joyful.  “There are positive associations between listening to music and well-being through learning to manage one’s emotions, taking a break from problems and making it easier to connect to others who share a similar passion for a musical style or group,” said Dr. Howard Liu, an adult, child and adolescent psychiatrist at the University of Nebraska Medical Center.
Solving Puzzles
Nearly 40% of the APA study respondents said that solving puzzles helped reduce stress. Puzzle games enhance the function of the prefrontal cortex, which plays an important role in cognitive functions such as thinking, decision-making, concentration and problem-solving.  Crossword puzzles can also expand your vocabulary, stimulate thinking, boost confidence, and fasten your learning capacity, according to a 2021 study by the Department of Pharmacology in Ananta Institute of Medical Sciences & Research Centre in India.  A 2022 study published by the New England Journal of Medicine looked at how solving puzzles affected adults ages 62 to 80 years old with mild cognitive impairment.  “They were asked to do moderately difficult crossword puzzles four times a week for thirty minutes and compared to a control group that did other online cognitive exercises,” Liu told HuffPost. “The result was that in the puzzle-solving group, there was a measurable decrease in brain shrinkage, which might reduce the risk of further cognitive decline.”  Solving puzzles also might give you a feeling of accomplishment, which can increase positive emotions and decrease anxiety, depression and stress, according to the PERMA model of happiness, a psychological method for happiness.
Singing Or Dancing
Twenty-five percent of people in the APA poll listed singing and dancing as creative activities that relieve stress and anxiety.  “Activities such as singing and dancing are transformational because they enable us to process a variety of emotions either by providing a safe outlet for their expression or their release,” said Gayle Berg, a licensed psychologist at the New York State Psychology Association and founder of Psychological Solutions, based in New York. “Engaging in them not only provides a ‘shift’ in one’s attention and focus but changes one’s physiological state providing a necessary respite from the stress and distress of life’s challenges.”  Group singing was found to help the cognitive health and well-being of older adults and those with mental health problems, lung disease, stroke and dementia. Additionally, synchronized movement during live music activates memory and perception.  “Physical activity releases natural endorphins, which serve to elevate mood and help us to feel good,” Berg told HuffPost. “Hobbies function in a similar way. They engage us in the here and now, enabling us to momentarily escape life’s problems in order to pursue something we enjoy doing and derive pleasure from.”
Drawing, Painting Or Sculpting
You may have heard of art therapy as a mode of expression and communication in the treatment of mental illness. This non-verbal therapy can play a role in alleviating symptoms of depression and anxiety, which might be one of the reasons why 24% of people in the APA poll listed the activity as a way they relieve stress.  Drawing, painting or sculpting can be used to express anxiety, fear, and vent any negative emotions, especially for children, Liu said.  “Primarily, they help patients express themselves in a way that words cannot always capture,” he explained. “As a child psychiatrist, I know many kids and teens who struggle to speak up in therapy, but who can draw and express their emotions, inner world, and struggles through pen or marker and paper.”  Creating art fosters work planning and execution as well as self-sufficiency. Generally, participating in any form of self-expression can help people cope with stress, heal emotional trauma, and establish self-reflection techniques.  Even if you think you can’t draw, allowing yourself to express your thoughts or ideas can be beneficial. “Creating a regular outlet for this self-expression through visual arts, sculpting, can help them find emotional language of expression,” Liu said.
Creative Writing
Journaling is a widely used tool in mental health treatment for a reason. Writing can be therapeutic, especially when using poetic and creative language as a form of expression, which accounted for 16% of people in the poll. “Writing can include creative writing, poetry, journaling, and autobiographical writing,” said Vaile Wright, the American Psychology Association’s senior director of health care innovation. “People have looked at writing down negative events and how they dealt with it. People have looked at writing down positive events with similar effect. The idea is about making meanings. How do we use storytelling and narrative to understand our emotions and to increase our self-efficacy?”  Creative writing is just one of the few creative activities that could benefit your mental health, and might already be incorporated into your lifestyle. Generally, any activity that you take the time to partake in outside of your daily routine can improve your mental and physical well-being.  “Creative activities are healthy distractions when we’re feeling distressed,” Wright told HuffPost. “What’s most important is the intentionality behind it. Really give yourself permission and recognize that this is a priority to our emotional well-being. Really allow yourself to enjoy that time without feeling guilty.”


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