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Born on this day!! Actor Gary Busey is 79. Comedian Richard Lewis is 76. Actor-turned-Congressman-turned-radio host Fred Grandy is 75. Drummer Ian Paice of Deep Purple is 75. Singer Don Dokken of Dokken is 70. Singer Colin Hay of Men at Work is 70. Actor Maria Conchita Alonso is 68. Actor Sharon Lawrence (“Fired Up,” ″NYPD Blue”) is 62. Actor Amanda Donohoe is 61. Actor Judith Hoag (“Nashville”) is 60. Singer Stedman Pearson of Five Star is 59. Actor Kathleen Wilhoite (“Gilmore Girls,” “ER”) is 59. Actor Melora Hardin (“The Office”) is 56. Broadway actor Brian D’Arcy James (“Hamilton”) is 55. Actor Christina Chang (“The Good Doctor”) is 52. DJ and rapper DJ Shadow is 51. Actor Lance Barber (“Young Sheldon”) is 50. Musician Sam Farrar of Maroon 5 is 45. Actor Luke Kirby (“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”) is 45. Guitarist Todd Sansom of Marshall Dyllon is 45. Singer and TV personality Nicole Scherzinger (Pussycat Dolls, “The Masked Singer”) is 45. Comedian Colin Jost (“Saturday Night Live”) is 41. Actor Lily Rabe (“American Horror Story”) is 41. Singer Aundrea Fimbres of Danity Kane is 40. Actor Camila Mendes (“Riverdale”) is 29.


1613 – London’s Globe Theatre burned down during a performance of Shakespeare’s Henry VIII.
1767 – The British Parliament approved the Townshend Acts.
1972 – The Supreme Court ruled in Furman v. Georgia that the death penalty could constitute “cruel and unusual” prompting some states to revise their laws.
1995 – The shuttle Atlantis and the Russian space station Mir docked, forming the largest man-made satellite ever to orbit Earth.
2003 – Actress Katharine Hepburn died.

Today Is: International Day Of The Tropics, International Mud Day, National Bomb Pop Day, National Hand Shake Day, World Camera Day, World Scleroderma Day

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 – Backlist  /  9:00 – Law and Order SVU  /  10:00 – Magnum P.I.
ABC – 8:00 – Generation Gap  /  9:00 – The Chase  /  10:00 – Press Your Luck
FOX – 8:00 – Alert Missing Persons Unit /  9:00 – Stars On Mars
CW – 8:00 – Walker / 9:00 – Penn and Teller Fool Us

TV Talk Shows

Jimmy Kimmel: Amy Adams, Maya Rudolph, Jenna Ortega, Bush (R 11/15/22)
Jimmy Fallon: John Krasinski, Regé-Jean Page, Maggie Rogers (R 7/26/22)
Stephen Colbert: Hugh Grant, Sean Hayes (R 3/27/23)
Seth Meyers: Pierce Brosnan, Sharon Horgan, Craig Finn & the Uptown Controllers (R 10/12/22)
James Corden: Jay Ellis, Kirby Howell-Baptiste, Elon Gold (R 2/7/23)
Watch What Happens Live: Cynthia Nixon, Kim Petras
Daily Show: Pre-empted
The View: Day of Hot Topics
The Talk: Jewel, Maggie Grout, guest co-hosts Joanna Garcia Swisher & Morris Chestnut (R 3/30/23)
Live with Kelly and Mark: Kristin Chenoweth, Emma Roberts, Malcom-Jamal Warner
Kelly Clarkson: Hannah Waddingham, Reid Scott (R 5/30/23)
Tamron Hall: Chrissy King, Tamala Jones (R 3/24/23)
Drew Barrymore: Idris Elba, Sabrina Elba (R 9/16/22)
Jennifer Hudson: Wilmer Valderrama, Tarek & Heather El Moussa (R 5/17/23)

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

QUESTION: And nobody TOLD US?? MADONNA was rushed to the ER and INTUBATED on Saturday after being found “non-responsive!” They say she’s better now!!


QUESTION: Is Pete Davidson in REHAB?? Yes he is!! According to friends, he’s got PTSD and borderline personality disorder!! But he does rehab occasionally!!!!!!!!


QUESTION: Is she the new champion in the race to be the WORST AIRLINE PASSENGER? Woman brushes her teeth and SPITS in her seat, even though the lav was free!!


QUESTION: Didja see TOM HANKS’ NIECE and her epic meltdown on “Claim to Fame??” Now she’s defending herself: “It’s just RAW AND REAL EMOTION!!” Sure!!!

QUESTION: Did they FIND IT?? Yes, and here is the first picture of what’s left of the OceanGate Submersible after it imploded while descending to the Titanic!
The Wreckage From Titanic Submersible

Kevin Spacey Is Back On Trial For 12 Counts Of Sexual Assault; Faces Life In Prison

*****It’s NOT sexual assault!! It’s “Story Hour!!”
******These are just men who worked for him at London’s Old Vic Theatre while he was in charge..
****They’re only actors, so… big whoop!!!
******OK, so some of the men who accuse him were like, 14 at the time. So??
****Kevin denies all the charges, so this should be interesting. 

“OctoMom” Nadya Suleman Shows Off Her Fit Body

********She and her kids all weight train now, which is how she keeps her torn-up body together!!
*****She lifts 3-4 days a week and does cardio 4-5 days a week.
FLASHBACK: Her octuplets were the result of in vitro and artificial insemination, paid for by welfare. It was like a bad breakfast date: eight eggs, no sausage and we got stuck with the bill!!
*****She has 13 kids altogether!! So Eight Is NOT Enough!!!

Tom Cruise Encourages Moviegoers To See His Rival Movies Indy, Barbie and Oppenheimer

**********He’s single-handedly saving the theater business!!!
*******He even suggested that “Barbie” and “Oppenheimer” could be a double feature (true)!! That could be explosive!!
******Best plan to save the movie business? MAKE GOOD MOVIES!!
****”Mission Impossible – Dead Reckoning” will, of course, kick some ass!!! (July 12) 

Why Netflix Axed Meghan Markle’s Animated Series “Pearl”

********It came in below the “Sucks Too Much” line!!!
*****Netflix execs thought kids wouldn’t care about the show!! They’re right!!
*****It was the story about a 12-year-old girl who, like Meghan, is inspired by influential women of history. Sounds woke??
****Her new idea is a young woman who turns her back on her own family and becomes a “grifter!!” We like that one!!!

Why Idris Elba Lost Interest In Playing James Bond

*****Uh… because they didn’t offer him the job???
********He says he was complimented, but then he started getting backlash from “certain places” about being a black actor up for the part of Bond. Not unexpected!!
*******Now he doesn’t want to be a “black actor” who is “defined by race.”
*******He would have been a great Bond.. but maybe a bit too old to start a run as 007!!
****BTW, what would Bond do if people were giving him grief about the color of his skin? That’s right.. he’d shoot ’em, then burn out their eyeballs with his laser beam!! C’mon, man!!




Throwback!  Gwen Stefani-(Life & Style)

Growing up, she was “Just a Girl” who wanted her independence.  “My parents were quite strict with me, and I was living at home, even into my 20s,” said the No Doubt singer.  “I would have to come home and, like, knock on my parents’ door.  It was frustrating.”




Can you name a song that mentions a REAL PERSON in the  title or lyrics?
What’s the worst thing you’ve seen someone do on an airplane?




Runaway Bull Runs Into Steakhouse In Pakistan!

See the video HERE.
******”Ladies and gentlemen.. dinner is served!!”
********The stray bull was running through the streets of Karachi when he darted into a steakhouse!! Minutes later, he was led out on a rope!!
********He obviously couldn’t read the sign!!
******It’s like a chicken running into KFC!! It’s a good way to lose your nuggets!!!!

Man Winds Up As The Only Passenger On A Flight From Oklahoma To North Carolina!

See the video HERE.
*********The flight was delayed 18 hours, and everyone else left or caught another flight!!
********He says he got to know the crew VERY WELL.. and they had a great time!!

Pepsi Infused Ketchup, “Colachup,” Being Tested At The Ballpark

*****As one fan said, “Y’all need Jesus!!”
*******”We’ve wanted a cola-infused ketchup for years!!!” Said no one.
*******Maybe they should put Dana Mulvaney’s picture on the bottle!! They might actually sell MORE!!

Janitor Turns Off University Freezer And Ruins 20 Years Of Research

****Yeah, it was beeping and it bothered him! (true)
****Hopefully the next weaponized virus was in there (COVID 20)!!!
******We’re on his side!! He thought it was the microwave!!










10 Unexpected Companies That Let You Take Sabbatical Leave


  1. Patagonia

Through its Environmental Internship Program, the outdoor clothing company allows employees “from all parts of the company” up to two months paid time away from work. However, employees must spend this time working for an environmental group of their choice.  You can find open retail and corporate positions around the country at Patagonia’s jobs page.

  1. The Cheesecake Factory

Qualifying employees can take a three-week sabbatical after five years with the restaurant chain.  Most qualifying positions are located at the company’s Calabasas, California, headquarters. But you can also apply to be an hourly staff member and qualify for paid time off and other employee benefits.

  1. McDonald’s

McDonald’s corporate employees can take an eight-week paid sabbatical for every 10 years of full-time continuous employment with the fast-food giant.  Benefits for restaurant manager and crew member positions vary, since most locations are operated by franchisees. Learn more about specific benefits by searching open corporate positions and restaurant opportunities.

  1. QuikTrip

This Southern convenience store chain offers paid sabbaticals for both full- and part-time employees, according to their benefits page.  Apply for a position in your area. Hourly rates are dependent on where you live, but start around $13 per hour for store clerks, according to Indeed.

  1. REI

Employees can earn a four-week paid sabbatical after 15 years of working for the outdoor retailer and every five years after that.  Search for openings around the country. Even cashiers are eligible for benefits and paid time off!

  1. The Container Store

This retail chain/Type-A heaven offers full-time employees a paid sabbatical after 10 years of work.  Browse open positions across the U.S. The company offers medical, dental, and vision plans to all full-time and part-time employees, as well as paid time off, and 401(k) plans with company match and no vesting.

  1. Timberland

As part of a flexible work environment, the footwear company offers employees opportunities for paid community service or a service sabbatical. Employees can take up to 40 hours of paid time off for their volunteer efforts.  Browse open retail and corporate positions around the country at the company’s careers page.

  1. Purina

Love animals and want to be a part of one of the country’s leading pet food brands? Then you might just consider working for Purina (a Nestlé company) which offers eligible employees sabbaticals after each 10-year employment milestone.  Besides sabbaticals, the company has a whole slew of other benefits that make its work-life balance pretty sweet. Head to the Purina job search page to browse open positions.

  1. Nike

The powerhouse shoe brand actually has some pretty sweet deals for its employees, including 100 hours of paid time off after 10 years of employment, plus additional hours every five years thereafter, according to a recent Glassdoor review.  The company also offers various retirement and health packages as well as opportunities for discounted fitness plans and continuing your education. Learn more and apply on the Nike’s benefits page.

  1. Whole Foods

That’s right, the natural grocery giant does in fact offer sabbaticals for their employees, even the ones working in their stores. The company has over 500 locations across the U.S., Canada and even the UK and all employees are eligible for a myriad of employee benefits — including unpaid sabbatical leave.  While the exact amount of time away you can take will depend on the number of service hours you’ve worked (i.e., how long you’ve been an employee), it’s not unheard of for long-standing employees to take two months off. Keep in mind that most sabbaticals won’t be available to employees until they’ve worked at the company for a few years and have earned enough “service hours” to cash in on that benefit. You can browse open positions for Whole Foods to find a store near you that’s hiring.


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