Born on this day!! Actor Bruce Dern is 84. Singer-actress Michelle Phillips (The Mamas and The Papas) is 76. Jazz saxophonist Anthony Braxton is 75. Bassist Danny Brown of The Fixx is 69. Actor Parker Stevenson is 68. Actor Keith David (“Barbershop”) is 64. Blues musician Tinsley Ellis is 63. Singer El DeBarge is 59. Actress Lindsay Frost (“Crossing Jordan”) is 58. Actor Sean Pertwee (“Gotham”) is 56. Singer Al B. Sure! is 52. Actor Scott Wolf (“Party of Five”) is 52. Ron Huebel (“What To Expect When You’re Expecting”) is 51. Comedian Horatio Sanz (“Saturday Night Live”) is 51. Actor James Callis (“Bridget Jones”) is 49. Actor Noah Wyle (“ER”) is 49. Bassist Stefan of The Dave Matthews Band is 46. Actor Russell Brand is 45. Actress Angelina Jolie is 45. Actor Theo Rossi (“Sons of Anarchy”) is 45. Actor Robin Lord Taylor (“Gotham”) is 42. Bassist JoJo Garza of Los Lonely Boys is 40. Model Bar Refaeli is 35. Drummer Zac Farro (Paramore) is 30.
THIS DAY IN GENIUS HISTORY
1892 – The Sierra Club, led by John Muir, was incorporated in San Francisco.
1896 – Henry Ford took his first car out for a test drive.
1942 – The Battle of Midway, a decisive Allied victory in World War II, began.
1944 – The U.S. Fifth Army entered Rome, leading to the liberation of the city during World War II.
1968 – Dorothy Gish, American actress who starred in many silent-film classics, died.
1989 – People’s Army of China opened fire on crowds of prodemocracy demonstrators in Tiananmen Square, killing thousands.
1992 – The U.S. Post Office announced that in a poll people preferred the “young Elvis” stamp to the “old Elvis” stamp.
2001 – King Dipendra of Nepal died, three days after shooting most of his family and himself.
2003 – Martha Stewart was indicted on charges of insider trading.
Today Is: Audacity To Hope Day, Hug Your Cat Day, International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression, International (World) Hug Your Cat Day, National Punk Day, National SAFE Day, Old Maid’s 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 – Who Wants To Be A Millionaire / 9:00 – Holey Moley II / 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 Fallon: Lin-Manuel Miranda, Graham Norton, Luke Combs
Stephen Colbert: Andrew Ross Sorkin, John Malkovich
Seth Meyers: Christine Baranski, Taika Waititi
James Corden: Anna Kendrick, Alanis Morissette
Lilly Singh: Tan France (R 4/13/20)
Daily Show: The Daily Social Distancing Show
Conan: John Malkovich
Watch What Happens Live: Pre-empted
The View: Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (R 5/13/20)
The Talk: Tracee Ellis Ross, Louie Anderson
Live with Kelly and Ryan: Dr. John Whyte
Ellen DeGeneres: Avett Brothers
Wendy Williams: Jeremy Parsons, Kate the Chemist (R 1/17/20)
The Real: Joy-Ann Reid, Tank (R 10/17/19)
Kelly Clarkson: Lester Holt, Alessia Cara, Fortune Feimster (R 5/14/20)
Tamron Hall: Guy Fieri, Kim Fields, Gary Gulman (R 4/9/20)
WHAT ARE YOU TALKIN’ ABOUT? Here are today’s PPM-Friendly Topics!
QUESTION: Is there HOPE?? The NBA just announced their plans to return to action on JULY 31st!!!! 8 GAMES, 22 TEAMS, ALL PLAYED IN ORLANDO!!!!!!!!!! Wow!!
QUESTION: Are YOU “woke” enough to know what the graffiti means when your friendly neighborhood anarchist spray paints in YOUR community? Here’s your guide!
QUESTION: DID YOU TURN YOUR CAMERA OFF?? A female Mexican Senator accidentally WENT TOPLESS during Zoom meeting!! (And we mean TOPLESS!!)
QUESTION: WHY was this Massachusetts man charged with ASSAULT?? He threw a LARGE PICKLE at a highway worker!! (Oh, the humanity!! This story is a dilly!)
QUESTION: Why let a good RIOT go to waste?? These guys stole more than 50 performance cars, including $100,000 Dodge Charger Hellcats! “Fast and Felonious??”
The story of Carole Baskin and her missing husband Don Lewis has added a new chapter. A sheriff in Florida says law enforcement officers believe the signature appearing on Lewis’ will was forged. Baskin was one of the subjects of the Netflix docu-series “Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness,” which, in part, took a look at rumors that Baskin was involved with the disappearance of Lewis, her wealthy ex-husband. Lewis was declared legally dead in 2002. But Hillsborough County Sheriff Chad Chronister says he believes that Lewis’ signature on the will was “traced.” “They had two experts deem it 100 percent a forgery. But, we knew that … we knew that before,” Chronister told Tampa’s WTSP-TV. An unnamed woman had come forward and admitted to being forced to witness the signatures, but the statute of limitations had expired in regard to the will, the sheriff said. “The will had already been executed at that point,” the sheriff said. “But, it certainly cast another shadow of suspicion, by all means.” Chronister said Baskin was not a suspect, adding that “investigators have some great leads.”
*******You don’t have to be Sherlock Holmes to figure this one out!! Come on, guys!!
*******How can she be free while little Joe Exotic rots in prison?? (She has better lawyers!!)
****So she forged her late husband’s signature on a new will that leaves her everything?? Is that a problem??
*****He was busy (being killed) and didn’t have time to sign it!!
Lori Loughlin still hopes she can return to the small screen in the future. A source told Us Weekly for their newest issue that the actress “would love to return to TV” after pleading guilty to charges related to the nationwide college admissions scandal. She is an “eternal optimist” who “eventually [wants to] tell her side of the story,” the insider says. Prior to the scandal, she was a staple on the Hallmark Channel and starred in several made-for-TV movies, as well as the period series “When Calls the Heart.” However, the network cut ties with Loughlin in March 2019. Loughlin also had a recurring role on “Fuller House,” a Netflix reboot of the original sitcom “Full House.” She wasn’t asked back by the streaming service to appear in the fifth and final season. Her absence during the first half of Season 5 was recently addressed.
******Sorry, babe! Your series has been canceled!!
*******Maybe she can star in a Lifetime series about a woman who gets caught up in a scandal and goes to prison!!
*****And of course, there’s always porn!! “Aunt Becky Does Dallas??”
Prince Harry has been leaning on his big brother Prince William as he adjusts to his new life in Los Angeles. “Moving to a completely different country is never easy for anyone, including Harry,” a royal insider told Us Weekly for their newest issue. “And he wasn’t expecting to be faced with so many obstacles.” According to the source, he has been in touch with William as he settles into life in the U.S., including the security challenges celebrities face in Los Angeles. The brothers are reportedly on speaking terms after a highly publicized rift earlier this year. “William’s advised Harry to return to London or move elsewhere, somewhere safer,” the insider alleged to the outlet. “He’s concerned about his brother’s well-being and safety.” According to the outlet, Harry has also been in contact with his grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II. She has “been reaching out to Harry to see if he’s OK and has offered to help out if needed.” The source also claimed the new father had “unrealistic expectations” of what life in Los Angeles would be like. He and his wife, Meghan Markle, have reportedly considered moving elsewhere but “they’re staying put in California for now.”
********Until she’s a famous film star!!
******Did he REALLY think they’d have privacy in Beverly Hills?? Living in Tyler Perry’s house??
*****At least SHE has family here!! Most of which she’s not speaking to!!
*****Her dad dressed as a gardener and came in with a leaf blower!!
Eagles songwriter Don Henley asked Congress on Tuesday to protect artists against online pirating, wading into a copyright fight pitting Hollywood and the recording industry against big tech platforms like Google’s YouTube. He testified online from his home before a Senate Judiciary subcommittee weighing possible changes to a 1998 copyright law. The law allows holders of copyrighted material to formally ask parties they believe have taken their content without permission to remove it. The parties can dispute the claim. If they comply promptly with the request, there are no legal consequences. Otherwise, they may be subject to criminal penalties. Henley said the law is weak and needs to be changed to make it more effective in stopping online piracy. The so-called “notice and takedown” system under the copyright law is used by the movie and recording industries, entertainment software makers and book authors to pursue tech platforms, universities and other facilitators of file-sharing. Henley called the copyright law “a relic of a MySpace era in a TikTok world.” With hundreds of millions of takedown notices sent, for every link taken down “a dozen more pop up in its place,” he said. The system “still allows Big Tech to rake in revenue” after repeated copyright infringements, Henley said.
******TikTok is owned by the Chinese! Stealing is what they DO!!
*******It’s tough to keep your content locked up now!! Once someone gets it, it becomes FREE FOR EVERYONE!!
******It IS fun to watch a cat dance to “Hotel California!!”
Alicia Silverstone shared that she and 9-year-old son Bear Blu have been taking baths together to pass the time during COVID-19 isolation. “My son and I take baths together, and when he’s not with me, I take a bath and that really feels nourishing and comforting,” she recently told the New York Times. She added that they are also doing other activities together like dancing, bouncing on the trampoline and jumping rope. She shares Bear Blu with ex-husband Christopher Jarecki. As for her own ways to pass the time, Silverstone is focused on her health. “I always bring everything back to diet,” she said. “When I don’t eat well, I don’t feel well, and then my moods go all over the place.”
*******Maybe… her ex husband should alert Child Protective Services!! Just sayin’!!
******She’s the one who posted a video of herself CHEWING UP FOOD AND SPITTING IT IN HER MOUTH!!
*****Does it feel like this kid is the next Anderson Cooper??
Ripping The Tabloids (Throughout the week, we’ll give you the stories from that weeks tabs!)
**Please Credit Publication!
‘Very’ Big Diva Cavallari Is Reason Show’s Over!-(National Enquirer)
Kristin Cavallari’s diva behavior was behind the demise of her reality show, according to sources. Ratings for E!’s “Very Cavallari” following Kristin’s life as a jewelry maker in Nashville, Tenn., plummeted in the third season-and many of the crew said it was because she’s a royal pain! “Kristin, , is a major diva on set and doesn’t get along with the other female cast members,” said a source. “She is demanding and yells at the crew. Several cameramen have been fired because she blames them for making her look bad!”
Babies and More!-(Globe)
It’s a girl for “Ugly Betty” star America Ferrera, 36, and actor/writer husband Ryan Piers Williams, 39, who welcomed their second child.
“DWTS” pro dancer Lindsay Arnold, 26, and her high school sweetheart hubby, Samuel Lightner Cusick, are expecting their first baby in November. The lovebirds married in 2015.
Al Pacino’s critically acclaimed 1983 classic crime flick, “Scarface,” is getting a big-screen reboot. But instead of being set in Miami, the reimagined story of a ruthless drug lord will now be set in L.A.
Justin & Hailey-Picture-Perfect Pair-(Us Weekly)
Quarantine can’t rain on Justin and Hailey Bieber’s parade. The couple (married since September 2018) are “having a great time [self-isolating]” in Canada with Justin’s family, a source says. And it shows! During a May 18 episode of their Facebook series, The Biebers on Watch, the singer, 26, helped his wife apply her makeup. The end result? “It’s not bad at all! Said Hailey, 23. That’s high praise from a model! Nice job, Biebs!
Mel to Rosalind: Marry Me!-(Star)
Mel Gibson,64, found true love with Rosalind Ross,29,-and he’s ready to seal the deal. “Mel’s been on an even keel ever since Rosalind came into his life,” a buddy says of the mom to Mel’s youngest son, Lars, 3. “He can’t imagine being without her.”
Say What?!-(Life & Style)
“My boobs are in The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift…..They pulled me to be ‘Girl getting out of car’ and the shot ended up cutting off at my face as they panned up my body.”-Chrissy Teigen, on her 2006 movie cameo fail.
“I know it’s Tuesday because I’m still wearing my Sunday pajamas.”-Robert Downey Jr., joking about losing track of time while in self-isolation.
“If you’ve never been snuck up on in the dark by your child while you stoned-listened to a true crime Podcast, you don’t know fear.”-Olivia Wilde, who is mom to Daisy, 3, and Otis, 6.
Heating Up: Max Ehrich & Demi Lovato-(People)
The pop star, 27, and her actor singer boyfriend, 28, are going strong. They have quarantined together during the pandemic, and on May 21, Lovato shared photos of them sharing a kiss as Ehrich said he had a “full heart.”
Winner of the Week-(In Touch)
Legally Blonde Fans
Mindy Kaling will write the third installment in the hit franchise, with Reese Witherspoon returning to star.
Python Found In Hawaii
Officials in Hawaii said a hunter out searching for goats and wild boar on Oahu found something more surprising — a 4-foot-long ball python. The Hawaii Department of Agriculture said the Oahu man told authorities he found the snake while hunting in the Kahaluu forest, on the Windward side of the island. The hunter captured the snake alive and turned it over to the department, which is keeping the animal at its Plant Quarantine Branch. Officials said the serpent will not be euthanized. Snakes are illegal to keep as pets in Hawaii. They are considered to be a potential invasive species, posing a threat to local birds and other small animals. Importing or keeping a snake in Hawaii can lead to a maximum fine of up to $200,000 and up to five years in prison.
*******You might be thinking, “Why is that?” Take a look at what pythons are doing in the Florida Everglades!! They’ve taken over!!
******It’s a good thing they found the snake before the snake found the goats!!
********If there’s one, there’s more!! Watch where you step!!
Social Distancing Shoes
A Romanian shoemaker is promoting social distancing with his latest innovation: a pair of “size 75” shoes that are each about 2 1/2 feet long. Grigore Lup said he was inspired to create the long-nosed leather shoes when he saw people failing to follow social distancing guidelines amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Lup’s shoes, which are available online for roughly $115 per pair, are each about 2 1/2 feet long and are listed as a European size 75. The shoemaker said the shoes are designed so two people facing one another would be forced to keep a distance of about 5 feet. See the video HERE.
*******File under “products that will be obsolete in a couple of weeks!!”
*****If you’re wearing a 2 1/2 foot long shoe, how big is your johnson??
******Some of us use our personalities to help social distancing!!
You Can Get High On Penguin Poop
Scientists have reported getting so high on the nitrous oxide emitted by penguin poo that it actually made them ill. The levels of nitrous oxide, more commonly known as laughing gas, given off by the colony’s feces was about 100 times higher than in a fertilized field. Professor Bo Elberling, from the University of Copenhagen, said the “truly intense” amount of nitrous oxide exhumed was enough to send someone “completely cuckoo”.”It is truly intense – not least because nitrous oxide is 300 times more polluting than CO2,” he explained. “After nosing about in guano (the term given to the excrement of seabirds and bats) for several hours, one goes completely cuckoo. One begins to feel ill and get a headache.” He added: “The small nitrous oxide cylinders that you see lying in and floating around Copenhagen are no match for this heavy dose, which results from a combination of nitrous oxide with hydrogen sulphide and other gases.”
*******Mike Tyson used to collect pigeons, so this explains a lot!!!
*******Before you ask, no… it doesn’t work with human farts!!
Men Sneak Into Wrong House For Kinky Sex
Two men snuck into a bedroom with machetes after being hired to carry out a stranger’s sexual fantasy of being tied up in his underwear and stroked with a broom, only to discover they had got the wrong address. The pair from Sydney, Australia, made their apologies and left the startled victim’s bedside as soon as they realized their mistake. One of the men, Terrence Leroy, has now been acquitted of entering the home in July 2019 intending to intimidate while armed with an offensive weapon, after the New South Wales district court accepted his explanation. Conceding “the facts of the case are unusual”, judge Sean Grant set out his reasons for the not guilty verdict, saying the evidence did not suggest the men’s actions were intentional. “They carried the machetes either as a prop or something to use in that fantasy,” he said. According to court documents, a man living in western NSW, near Griffith, “wanted a broom handle to be rubbed around his underwear”.
*******Not that there’s anything wrong with that!!
STUFF THAT’S COOL AND VIRAL
VIDEO: GUY RIDES THRU CHICAGO DURING RIOTS
VIDEO: IN 1992 THIS MAN’S STORE BURNED DOWN DURING THE RIOTS.
A LIST FOR THURSDAY
Coming to Netflix In June!
- “Act of Valor”
- “All Dogs Go to Heaven”
- “Bad News Bears”
- “Cape Fear”
- “Cardcaptor Sakura: Clow Card”
- “Cardcaptor Sakura: Sakura Card”
- “Cocomelon” (Season 1)
- “E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial”
- “The Healer”
- “Inside Man”
- “Lust, Caution”
- “Observe and Report”
- “The Silence of the Lambs”
- “Starship Troopers”
- “The Boy”
- “The Car” (1977)
- “The Disaster Artist”
- “The Help”
- “The Lake House”
- “The Queen”
- “V for Vendetta”
- “Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story”
- “West Side Story”
- “You Don’t Mess with the Zohan”
- “Alone” (Season 6)
- “Fuller House” (The Farewell Season, Netflix Original)
- “Garth Brooks: The Road I’m On” (Season 1)
- “True: Rainbow Rescue” (Netflix Family)
- “Killing Gunther”
- “Lady Bird”
- “Spelling the Dream” (Netflix Documentary)
- “Baki: The Great Raitai Tournament Saga” (Netflix Anime)
- “Can You Hear Me / M’entends-tu?” (Netflix Original)
- “13 Reasons Why” (Season 4, Netflix Original)
- “Choked: Paisa Bolta Hai” (Netflix Film)
- “Hannibal” (Season 1-3)
- “The Last Days of American Crime” (Netflix Film)
- “Queer Eye” (Season 5, Netflix Original)
- “Queen of the South” (Season 4)
- “Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj” (Volume 6, New Episodes Weekly, Netflix Original)
- “Before I Fall”
- “Curon” (Netflix Original)
- “DC’s Legends of Tomorrow” (Season 5)
- “Lenox Hill” (Netflix Documentary)
- “Middle Men”
- “My Mister” (Season 1)
- “Reality Z” (Netflix Original)
- “Pose” (Season 2)
- “Da 5 Bloods” (Netflix Film)
- “Dating Around” (Season 2, Netflix Original)
- “F is for Family” (Season 4, Netflix Original)
- “Jo Koy: In His Elements” (Netflix Comedy Special)
- “Kipo and the Age of Wonderbeasts” (Season 2, Netflix Family)
- “ONE PIECE: Alabasta”
- “ONE PIECE: East Blue”
- “ONE PIECE: Enter Chopper at the Winter Island”
- “ONE PIECE: Entering into the Grand Line”
- “Pokémon Journeys: The Series” (Netflix Family)
- “The Search” (Netflix Original)
- “The Woods” (Netflix Original)
- “Alexa & Katie” (Part 4, Netflix Family)
- “How to Get Away With Murder” (Season 6)
- “Marcella” (Season 3, Netflix Original)
- “Baby Mama”
- “Charlie St. Cloud”
- “The Darkness”
- “An Evening with Beverly Luff Linn”
- “Mr. Iglesias” (Part 2, Netflix Original)
- “A Whisker Away” (Netflix Anime)
- “The Order” (Season 2, Netflix Original)
- “Babies” (Part 2, Netflix Documentary)
- “Father Soldier Son” (Netflix Documentary)
- “Feel the Beat” (Netflix Film)
- “Floor Is Lava” (Netflix Original)
- “Lost Bullet” (Netflix Film)
- “Girls from Ipanema” (Season 2, Netflix Original)
- “One-Way To Tomorrow” (Netflix Film)
- “The Politician” (Season 2, Netflix Original)
- “Rhyme Time Town” (Netflix Family)
- “Wasp Network” (Netflix Film)
- “Dark Skies”
- “Eric Andre: Legalize Everything” (Netflix Comedy Special)
- “Athlete A” (Netflix Documentary)
- “Crazy Delicious” (Netflix Original)
- “Nobody Knows I’m Here / Nadie sabe que estoy aquí” (Netflix Film)
- “Amar y vivir” (Netflix Original)
- “Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga” (Netflix Film)
- “Home Game” (Netflix Documentary)
- “Straight Up”
- “Bratz: The Movie”
- “Adú” (Netflix Film)
- “BNA” (Netflix Anime)
- “George Lopez: We’ll Do It For Half” (Netflix Comedy Special)
- “It’s Okay to Not Be Okay” (Netflix Original)
- “One Take” (Netflix Film)
- “Roswell, New Mexico” (Season 2)
- “The Show Must Go On: The Queen + Adam Lambert Story”
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