Born on this day!! Comedian Johnny Brown (“Laugh-In”) is 83. Singer Joey Dee of Joey Dee and the Starliters is 80. Actor Roscoe Orman (“Sesame Street”) is 76. Actress Adrienne Barbeau (“Maude”) is 75. Drummer Frank Beard of ZZ Top is 71. Singer Graham Russell of Air Supply is 70. Singer Donnie Van Zant of .38 Special and of Van Zant is 68. Actor Peter Bergman (“The Young and the Restless”) is 67. Actor Hugh Laurie (“House”) is 61. Talk show host Dr. Mehmet Oz (“The Dr. Oz Show”) is 60. Singer Gioia Bruno of Expose’ is 57. Bassist Dan Lavery of Tonic is 54. Country singer Bruce Robison is 54. Actor Peter Dinklage (“Game of Thrones”) is 51. Bassist Smilin’ Jay McDowell (BR5-49) is 51. Actor Lenny Jacobson (“Nurse Jackie”) is 46. Bassist Tai Anderson of Third Day is 44. Actor Joshua Jackson (“Fringe,” ″Dawson’s Creek”) is 42. Actor Shia LaBeouf is 34.
THIS DAY IN GENIUS HISTORY
1509 – King Henry VIII married his first wife, Catherine of Aragon.
1770 – Capt. James Cook discovered the Great Barrier Reef off Australia .
1919 – Sir Barton won the Belmont Stakes, becoming the first horse to capture the Triple Crown.
1963 – Vivian Malone and James Hood successfully enrolled at the University of Alabama following Gov. George Wallace’s famous “stand in the schoolhouse door.”
1977 – Seattle Slew won the Belmont Stakes, capturing the Triple Crown.
2001 – Timothy McVeigh, the 1995 Oklahoma City bomber, was executed.
Today Is: Corn on the Cob Day, National Career Nursing Assistants Day, National Cotton Candy Day, National Making Life Beautiful Day
TODAY ON TV!
Primetime TV (All Times Eastern)
CBS – 8:00 – Young Sheldon / 8:30 – Man With A Plan / 9:00 – Mom / 9:30 – Broke
NBC – 8:00 – Council Of Dads / 9:00 – Blindspot / 10:00 – Law and Order SVU
ABC – 8:00 – Holey Moley II / 9:00 – Don’t / 10:00 – To Tell The Truth
FOX – 8:00 – Celebrity Watch Party / 9:00 – Labor Of Love
CW – 8:00 – Burden Of Truth / 9:00 – In The Dark
TV Talk Shows
Jimmy Kimmel: Chadwick Boseman
Jimmy Fallon: Anthony Mackie, Guy Raz, Avril Lavigne
Seth Meyers: Regina King, Ann Patchett
Lilly Singh: Adam Devine (R 11/11/19)
Daily Show: The Daily Social Distancing Show
Conan: Nicole Byer
The View: Stacey Abrams
Live with Kelly and Ryan: Steve Buscemi, Catherine Fisher
Ellen DeGeneres: Stacey Abrams, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
Wendy Williams: Eva Marcille (R 2/27/20)
The Real: Stephen “tWitch” Boss (R 1/9/20)
Kelly Clarkson: Trisha Yearwood, Josh Gad, Sean Astin, Christina Tosi
Tamron Hall: DJ Jazzy Jeff, Pastor Tony Spell (R 4/14/20)
WHAT ARE YOU TALKIN’ ABOUT? Here are today’s PPM-Friendly Topics!
QUESTION: Wanna piss off some NASCAR FANS?? BAN THE CONFEDERATE FLAG!! They just did.. some fans are mad, but.. the L.A. TIMES is very happy!!!
QUESTION: Is it TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE?? MLB commissioner Rob Manfred says “We’re playing baseball in 2020.. ONE HUNDRED PERCENT!! Batter up!
QUESTION: How many people have been FIRED, and shows CANCELED, by the “cancel culture??” The list is very long… and YOU COULD BE NEXT!! Read on!!!!
QUESTION: Was it PERSONAL?? A co-worker says Derek Chauvin KNEW George Floyd (they both worked security) and had a PERSONAL BEEF WITH HIM!!????
QUESTION: Is the COVID lockdown DRIVING YOU INSANE?? You’re not alone!! These people have clearly been locked down WAYYYYYY TOO LONG!!!!!!!!!!
Live PD host Dan Abrams says the show will return to the air. He spoke out Tuesday on Twitter after A&E pulled new episodes of the series in the wake of George Floyd’s death. “To all of you asking whether #LivePD coming back… The answer is yes. All of us associated with the show are as committed to it as ever,” Abrams said. “We are still discussing some specifics but I want to assure the #LivePDNation that we are not abandoning you.” A&E pulled last weekend’s episodes of Live PD amid ongoing protests over Floyd’s death. Floyd, a 46-year-old black man, died May 25 in Minneapolis, Minn., while being restrained by a police officer who knelt on his neck. “Out of respect for the families of George Floyd and others who have lost their lives, in consultation with the departments we follow, and in consideration for the safety of all involved, we have made the decision not to broadcast Live PD this weekend,” A&E said in a statement. A&E had ordered 160 new episodes of Live PD in May, prior to Floyd’s death. Other networks have revised their programming in the wake of Floyd’s death. Paramount Network announced Tuesday that it is cancelling its long-running reality series Cops.
*******The activists are also demanding an end to scripted shows that portray cops in a positive light! (true) There goes Dick Wolf’s company!!
******Go ahead… get rid of the police. Let us know how that works out!!
*******The show will now be called “Tiny PD Nation!!!”
William Shatner is coping just fine with his divorce. He and his fourth wife of 18 years, Elizabeth Martin, finalized their split earlier this year. “Nothing makes me sad at this age,” he told U.K.’s Mirror on Tuesday. “It’s all good here. I wish everyone well.” The “Star Trek” icon had been with the 61-year-old horse trainer since 2001, until news broke that he had filed for divorce four days after her brother died. However, the outlet noted the couple had been separated since February of last year. Shatner has since kept busy with his work. Before the coronavirus pandemic, he filmed the History Channel series “The UnXplained,” which explores strange phenomena. He says he is aware that he’s still renowned as a hunk by some fans. “A heartthrob at 89,” he chuckled. “How does it feel to be a heartthrob at 89? Well… it heightens my blood pressure!”
******Who’s sexier: William Shatner or Prince Phillip???
*******She’s lucky she got out alive!! The wife before her wound up at the bottom of the pool!! (true)
Movie theaters across the country are preparing to reopen after being shuttered for months due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but the experience won’t be quite the same for audiences. AMC Theaters, the world’s largest theater operator, said Tuesday that it expects to have 97-98% of its theaters worldwide reopened by mid-July. The National Association of Theater Owners, the trade group that represents exhibitors, expects some 90-95% of cinemas around the world will be opened by then as well. However, both cautioned that new restrictions will be put in place to promote social distancing. A lot is still “fluid,” as AMC Entertainment’s chief executive, Adam Aron, said in a call Tuesday with investors. But provided flare-ups of the coronavirus don’t unmake plans, the industry is gearing up for a dramatic resumption of widespread business just in time for Christopher Nolan’s “Tenet.” The Warner Bros. thriller, the latest from arguably Hollywood’s most passionate defender of the big-screen experience, is slated for release July 17. It’s still unclear when “Tenet” will be released, but it is still expected to be the first blockbuster that moviegoers will return to following months in lockdown. Aron said that AMC’s conversations as recently as Monday with Warner Bros. and Disney, which has “Mulan” slated for July 24, have been reassuring.
*******Each theater will be limited to two moviegoers!!
******It’s hard to make money that way, but they’ll be charging $1000 for popcorn!!
*******Can we get a mask with built-in 3D glasses???
Coachella 2020 has reportedly been canceled. After rescheduling its April dates to October due to the coronavirus lockdown, the end has finally come for this year’s Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, Billboard reports. This week, the parent company for Goldenvoice, AEG, laid off 15% of its staffers, furloughed more than 100 people and issued pay cuts, according to an internal memo acquired by Billboard. The memo also said it’s “clear” live events such as Coachella will not resume until 2021. “When we are able to reopen, it will take time until we see our fans, partners and sponsors fully return,” says AEG CEO Dan Beckerman in the memo. The festival — held annually in Indio, California — was set to be headlined by Rage Against the Machine, Travis Scott and Frank Ocean over two weekends in April. The lineup also included Megan Thee Stallion, Thom Yorke, 21 Savage and Lana Del Rey, among others.
*******Wow…. dodged a bullet on that one!!
******We thought standing in the desert with 50,000 people would kill the virus for sure!!
Walt Disney Studios is developing a new movie musical based on Lionel Richie’s song catalog. The live-action project is tentatively titled after his 1983 song, All Night Long, and will utilize some of his greatest hits. According to the report, the artist pitched the concept to the studio, where it was accepted in January and the artist is on board as the film’s producer alongside his manager Bruce Eskowitz as well as Calvary Media’s Dana Brunetti and Matt Del Piano. Screenwriter Pete Chiarelli (Crazy Rich Asians, The Proposal) has reportedly been tapped to write the script. Richie confirmed the news via Twitter. “Big things in the works!,” he wrote, sharing a link to the Variety piece. The film is expected to be more aligned with movies like Mama Mia, which is inspired by ABBA’s songs, rather than biopic-oriented, such as the Freddie Mercury-focused Bohemian Rhapsody and Elton John-based Rocketman.
*******As long as we can hear “Three Times a Lady,” we’re good!!
****Lionel’s music is HUGE in the middle east!! (true) His songs are used for more weddings in the Arab world than any other!!!
*****Lionel has a new song called “All Night Long, Right After I Take a Nap!!”
Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton are ready to take the next step in their relationship — that is, once the coronavirus pandemic ends. “COVID-19 has turned their world upside down, as it has with so many families,” a source reveals exclusively in the new issue of Us Weekly. “Gwen knows she is blessed and wants to have the wedding as soon as social distancing guidelines are lifted.” Gwen had begun “the formal process” to have her previous marriage to Gavin Rossdale annulled by Catholic church officials because “religion has always been extremely important to her.” However, the source tells Us that the global crisis has “changed Gwen’s feelings about getting the annulment and getting married.” She had previously been “committed to getting the annulment, no matter how long it took,” according to the source, but now wants to press forward with marrying Shelton. “Gwen wants to have a ceremony and reception with their family and friends. She didn’t wait this long to get married with family watching on Zoom,” the source tells Us. “It has made her realize that waiting for the annulment at this point is just futile because it could take years for the church tribunal to issue the decision.”
********If she made a huge donation to the church, the Pope would do the ceremony!!
*****The church took one look at Blake and said, “We don’t approve of people marrying outside their species!!”
*****According to 23 and Me, Blake’s entire family shares one chromosome!!
Ripping The Tabloids (Throughout the week, we’ll give you the stories from that weeks tabs!)
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Nicole Told Sis Sofia To Dump Disick!-(National Enquirer)
It was Nicole Richie who warned her little sister, Sofia, to RUN-not walk-away from Kardashian hanger-on Scott Disick! “Nicole warned Sofia she needed to move on from this 37-year-old slacker because there was no way he was ever going to marry her!” an insider snitched. The couple announced they were finished on May 27. “Scott spent NINE years with Kourtney Kardashian,” the source added. While he appeared on her TV show, they had three children together-Mason, 10, Penelope, 7 and Reign, 5-“and he never proposed! He made a ton of money from the show, but never made an honest woman out of Kourtney!” A family friend confided Nicole always felt Sofia, 21, was wasting her time because Scott would never commit and she needs a man closer to her age: “Nicole felt her sister was wasting the best years of her life with Scott!” The source said Sofia was dazzled by Scott’s wealth and how he plied her with lavish gifts and trips.
David Lets Out a New “Scream!”-(Globe)
Here’s something to really shout about: Kooky David Arquette, 48, will reprise his role as Sheriff Dewey in a reboot of his slasher horror smash mystery, “Scream.” As fans will recall, his famous ex-wife, Courteney Cox, 56, also starred in the original four-flick franchise playing reporter/love interest Gale Weathers-who eventually became Dewey’s wife. So will the former “Friends” star consider an on-screen reunion with her real-life ex? Anything is possible, say sources, considering the former spouses remain great buds! “Each “Scream” represents a huge turning point in my life,” says the actress, explaining: “I met David on one. We did not like each other on two. We got married right before three. And Coco [their daughter, now 16] was born right before four. This series of movies means a lot to me.” Stay turned……
Priyanka & Nick: Picture Perfect-(Us Weekly)
Time flies when you’re madly in love-just ask Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas! On May 25, the pair (who wed in December 2018) celebrated their second anniversary. “Every day since then you have brought me endless joy and happiness,” the actress, 37, captioned a throwback shot on Instagram. Two years in, her feelings for Nick, 27, are as strong as ever. “He’s the best guy,” she gushed. “Just knowing that I have my husband by my side is the best perk of [marriage],” Chopra added.
Jennifer’s Beauty S.O.S.!-(Star)
Jennifer Aniston is going crazy living under lockdown without all her high-end beauty treatments. “Regular tweaks and tune-ups have been part of her maintenance program for years,” a source says. “But being forced to go without for months now, lines and wrinkles are starting to appear, which is freaking her out.” The age-defying Morning Show star, 51, who’s admitted to being obsessed with “products and lasers,” is by no means a plastic surgery nut like a lot of her Hollywood peers, says the insider.
Romance Report Card-(Life & Style)
Flaws and all Demi Lovato took to Instagram to thank her boyfriend, soap star Max Ehrich, for being “someone who accepts and loves me for who I am.”
Impressive! When asked about self-isolating at home with husband Joe Manganiello, the Modern Family actress admitted “we haven’t had one fight yet.”
Bughead is no more! The Riverdale star called it quits with Lili Reinhart after almost three years together, according to reports.
One Last Thing: Christian Slater-(People)
The actor, 50, stars in the second season of the USA series Dirty John: The Betty Broderick Story.
Last game I played-
A drawing game on this app Houseparty. My wife [Brittany Lopez] and I play with the whole family. I do the best I can, but it gets pretty intense. You start sweating!
Last moment of pride-
My daughter [Eliana, 18] just graduated high school. I ordered T-shirts for all of us that said “Quarantine Graduate of 2020.” I’m excited for her to take on life.
Last time I said ‘I love you’-
This morning. My wife was getting up, and I opened the shower door and said, “I love you. You’re the light of my life.” I’m married to an amazing woman.
Loser of the Week-(In Touch)
The Spice Girl shows off a rare smile on Instagram-only to have her teeth mocked by husband David.
LeBron James Rookie Card Sells Big
A LeBron James rookie card stunned observers by selling online for $57,100 — nearly $50,000 more than it sold for just four years earlier. The 2003-04 Topps Chrome card, which features James mid-jump while taking a shot during his rookie season with the Cleveland Cavaliers, sold on eBay Tuesday night. The card, which has a perfect-10 score from collectibles-rating company Beckett, sold for just $7,150 four years earlier. Analysts said they were surprised by the card’s swift and steep increase in value. “I love reporting on cards and memorabilia, but sometimes I just have to step back and think ‘how real could this be?'” tweeted Darren Rovell of betting website Action Network.
*******Now someone… has to tell his wife what he did!!
********”Hey, remember that car I was gonna buy for you?? I spent the money on this little card!!”
******If this makes you want to invest in memorabilia, one word of advice: don’t!!!
Longest Alliteration Record
A New Hampshire rapper set a record for the world’s longest alliteration when he published a book of poetry that features 340 alliterative words. Chris Elliot, formerly known as FriiStyle Gahspol and currently recording as The Real Frii, published a poetry book in May titled The Epic Poem: Mastermind. The book has now been recognized as the world’s longest alliteration by Record Holders Republic — Registry of Official World Records. The organization said Frii’s 724-word book contains “340 alliterative words with the consonant sound of ‘M’ that do not repeat and are separated by 3 syllables or less.” David R. Adamovich, president of the U.S. branch of RHR, verified the record. He called the poetry feat “very impressive.”
*********This is what happens when rappers come from New England!!
********Someone asked Snoop Dogg if he was alliterative, and he said, “Nah, man, my parents were married!!”
*******Can you do that with the words “F*ck the Cops???”
*******”Straight Out of New Hampshire” doesn’t quite have the same ring!!
Cat Gets Water Rescued
A water rescue team came to the assistance of a cat spotted stranded on a vanishing piece of land next to a high river wall in London. The Royal National Lifeboat Institution, a British water rescue charity, said the Chiswick Lifeboat team rushed into action Sunday afternoon when a black cat was spotted stranded on a piece of land that was slowly being consumed by the rising water level of the River Thames. The RNLI said crews often conduct rescues on dogs that are “usually glad to see their human rescuers,” but the cat displayed “very different behavior.” “This cat greeted the crew by snarling and spitting, and then tried to climb the sheer wall. He then wriggled out of the clutches of RNLI crewman Mark Pusey and started swimming away,” the group said.
*********Cats… they just won’t take “yes” for an answer!!
*****As they say, Dogs have masters… cats have assistants!! They like to call the shots!!
*****Even cat lovers don’t like to play with wet cats!!
Kid Gets Hole In One
A 5-year-old boy’s golf skills are being celebrated after he hit a hole-in-one at a popular course in Florida. William Kelly, 5, sank a hole-in-one on Hole 13 at The Bridges at Springtree Golf Club in Sunrise during his golf clinic Friday. “I hit a 7 iron,” William told WPLG-TV. “It took two bounces off the fairway and one bounce off the green, and then it hit the flag and then it went in.” Mike Freglette, William’s golf coach, praised the boy’s skills. “It was an unbelievable moment,” Freglette said. “Some people play golf their whole lives and never get a hole-in-one. He’s playing as good as a third- (or) fourth-grader. He’s got some natural talent.” William’s feat came to the attention of the Sunrise government, which hailed the “impressive” young golfer in a Facebook post. See the video HERE.
******Hang on… we gotta go burn our clubs!!
*******What??? He’s playing “like a 3rd or 4th-grader??” Which 3rd or 4th grader plays like THAT??
******He had to buy everybody a round of juice boxes back at the clubhouse!!
Boat Crashes Into Beached Whale
A humpback whale off the New Jersey coast landed on a boat, tossing two men overboard and causing the vessel to become beached. Witnesses said the whale was breaching Monday off Seaside Park when it collided with the boat, sending two men into the water. The men, who were not injured, were able to climb back onto the boat before it beached, the witnesses said. Police said beachgoers helped the men secure the boat and retrieve dropped items from the water. Witnesses said the whale did not appear injured and continued to breach for some time after the crash.
*********We always wondered what would happen if one of those big dudes hit a boat!!
******These guys have a story to tell!! They had a “whale of a time!!!”
****Better to be hit by a humpback than a killer whale!!!
STUFF THAT’S COOL AND VIRAL
VIDEO: THOUSANDS OF SEA TURTLES OFF AUSTRALIA.
A LIST FOR THURSDAY
5 Actions You Should Take Now If You Think You’ll Lose Your Job
- Do be aware that IT security can monitor what you back up. Don’t take any information that’s proprietary.
Through Google’s Takeout service, you can download and export everything in your G Suite like Docs and Sheets, but be aware that your employer may notice what you are doing. G Suite Business and Enterprise allows administrators of audit logs to see who has renamed, created, edited, deleted, uploaded, downloaded or shared a Google Drive file, for example.
This same type of surveillance goes for Slack, a popular productivity software used by office teams. On company-owned Slacks, administrators can have access to private direct messages.
If you are wondering what you can or can’t save, Grama recommends reading your employee handbook. In these handbooks ― or in your employment contract ― you may see guidance outlining what information is proprietary, or confidential data related to your company’s “businesses, strategies, operations, financial affairs, organizational matters, personnel matters, budgets, business plans,” as Lawinsider defines it.
If exporting contacts is allowed, Gmail and Outlook each have detailed steps. For Gmail, you can go to Google Contacts, which keeps track of your frequent email contacts, and select “export.” It will save the contacts you selected into a .CSV spreadsheet.
On Gmail, you just need to select “export” to get started on compiling your contact list quickly.
For Outlook on a PC, go to “File,” select “Open & Export,” and it will guide you through the options of saving your contacts as a .CSV file on your computer.
- Do clear out personal passwords and cached words.
Web browsers and social media applications like Facebook can save passwords and cached words to create shortcuts, but it’s a good practice to log out of those applications and clear cached words if you think a layoff is approaching. “You don’t accidentally want the IT team knowing the password or being able to get into any personal applications,” Grama said.
Grama also recommended requiring two-factor authentication on your devices to protect your personal data more even if the password is cached.
If you are suddenly laid off and have very little time before you lose access to your work devices, Grama said you can still ask your employer to get your private stuff back with language like, “Hey, I have some incidental personal material stored on the device, pictures and private calendar appointments. Can an IT person sit down with me while I recover these personal items?”
- Don’t erase work files.
While you should remove anything personal that you wouldn’t want your company to have access to, like personal contacts and emails, Alison Green, founder of the workplace advice website Ask A Manager, said that “personal” means things that are unconnected to your job or your company.
Employees should not erase work files. “That can be considered a big deal and can affect your professional reputation if it looks like attempted sabotage,” Green said.
- Do make sure your contact information is up to date.
If your layoff is immediate, you want to make it as easy as possible for the company to reach you regarding taxes and benefits information.
One practical step recommended by Ashley Watkins, a job search coach with corporate recruiting experience, is to make sure the address where your employer sends W-2 forms and financial and benefits information is correct.
“That’s how you have access to a lot of your financial information,” Watkins said. “If it’s going to your old address, you could catch hell trying to find out what you need to change.”
- Do save anything related to your performance and ask for testimonials now.
Watkins said that her job search clients often regretted not grabbing documents related to their performance while they still could.
That’s why her top recommendation is to save evaluations and “anything that speaks to your performance” if you only have time to back up one thing. If you have more time, Watkins recommends checking to make sure everything related to your job search, like your LinkedIn account and access to job boards, is tied to your personal email address.
Green recommends saving performance reviews, work samples and contact info for people you’ll want to be able to reach in the future, as long as this action is not forbidden by company policy.
One discreet way to build those connections with your co-workers is through LinkedIn, so that you have a way to contact them outside of work. Remember that you may not be the only one who wants to network if your job feels unstable. “Chances are if you’re thinking about a layoff, so are your co-workers,” Watkins said.
Customer and client testimonials could also be useful to start gathering now, and there’s a way to ask without making it clear that you are preparing for a layoff. Watkins said professionals can ask for testimonials with language like “‘As I’m preparing for my next performance review’ ― or whatever may be the case ― ‘I’d like to have to have some real-life documentation of what people say about me,’” Watkins said.
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