Born on this day!! Actor Buck Taylor (“Gunsmoke,” ″Gods and Generals”) is 83. Actor Harvey Keitel is 82. Actor Zoe Wanamaker (“Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone”) is 73. Actor Franklyn Ajaye (“Car Wash,” TV’s “Deadwood”) is 72. Singer Stevie Wonder is 71. Actor Leslie Winston (TV: “The Waltons”) is 65. Comedian Stephen Colbert (“The Late Show With Stephen Colbert”) is 57. Drummer John Richardson of The Gin Blossoms is 57. Actor Tom Verica (“American Dreams”) is 57. Singer Darius Rucker (Hootie and the Blowfish) is 55. Actor Susan Floyd (“All My Children”) is 53. Drummer Andy Williams of Casting Crowns is 49. Actor Brian Geraghty (“The Alienist,” ″Boardwalk Empire”) is 46. Bassist Mickey Madden of Maroon 5 is 42. Actor Iwan Rheon (“Game of Thrones”) is 36. Actor Lena Dunham (“Girls”) is 35. Actor Robert Pattinson is 35. Actor Candice Accola King (“The Vampire Diaries”) is 34. Actor Hunter Parrish (“Weeds”) is 34. Bassist Wylie Gelber of Dawes is 33. Actor Debby Ryan (“Jessie”) is 28.
THIS DAY IN GENIUS HISTORY
1846 – The United States formally declared war on Mexico after several days of fighting.
1568 – Mary Queen of Scots was defeated at the Battle of Langside and immediately fled to North England.
1938 – Louis Armstrong and his orchestra recorded the New Orleans’s jazz classic, When the Saints Go Marching In, on Decca Records.
1940 – Winston Churchill gave his first speech as prime minister: “I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears and sweat.”
1973 – Tennis male chauvinist Bobby Riggs defeated Margaret Smith Court, 6-2, 6-1 in front of a world-wide television audience. He would lose to Billie Jean King later that year.
1981 – Pope John Paul II was shot and wounded by Mehmet Ali Agca as he drove through a crowd in St. Peter’s Square, Rome.
Today Is: Children of Fallen Patriots Day, Crouton Day, Eid-Al-Fitr, Frog Jumping Day, Hummus Day
TODAY ON TV!
Primetime TV (All Times Eastern)
CBS – 8:00 – Young Sheldon / 8:30 – The United States Of Al / 9:00 – Mom / 9:30 – Be Positive / 10:00 – Clarice
NBC – 8:00 – Manifest / 9:00 – Law and Order / 10:00 – Law and Order
ABC – 8:00 – Grey’s Anatomy / 10:00 – Rebel
FOX – 8:00 – Name That Tune / 9:00 – Last Man Standing / 9:30 – Let’s Be Real
CW – 8:00 – Walker / 9:00 – Legacies
TV Talk Shows
Jimmy Fallon: Keegan-Michael Key, Zoey Deutch, Conway the Machine featuring Ludacris & J.I.D
Lilly Singh: Natalie Wynn
Conan: Andy Cohen
Watch What Happens Live: Busy Philipps, Amber Ruffin
Live with Kelly and Ryan: Chris Rock, Jillian Michaels
Ellen DeGeneres: Oprah Winfrey
The Real: Lisa Ling, Jose Antonio Vargas, Amber Stevens West, Tosin Morohunfola
Kelly Clarkson: Lauren Graham, Jimmie Johnson, Luna Blaise, Noga Erez
WHAT ARE YOU TALKIN’ ABOUT? Here are today’s PPM-Friendly Topics!
QUESTION: Has Cancel Culture hit AMERICAN IDOL?? 16-year-old contestant Caleb Kennedy is OUT after a video surfaces of him with a friend in a KKK hoodie!!
QUESTION: Ready for the RUMOR MILL?? Insiders say now that Ellen is leaving, TIFFANY HADDISH is set to take over as the Queen of Daytime TV!!! You go!!
QUESTION: Like reading lists of RICH PEOPLE? Here’s Forbes’ list of the highest-paid athletes of 2020.. and CONOR MCGREGOR is at #1 with $180 MILLION!!!!!!
QUESTION: Think YOU’VE had the HOUSEGUESTS FROM HELL? Check these stories, including barfing in the dog bed, and climbing in bed with the hosts NAKED!
QUESTION: What does this new bio tell us about JEFF BEZOS and ALEXA? He told an early version, “Just kill yourself!!” And THIS is the voice of Alexa, Nina Rolle!!!
Ellen DeGeneres is ending her talk show after 19 seasons, more than 3,000 episodes and a flurry of toxic workplace allegations. She is calling it quits amid the claims of unkind behavior and bullying, as well as reports of a significant dip in sponsors and ratings. “Ellen is ending when her contract is up at the end of the 2022 19th Season,” a source says. DeGeneres herself confirmed the news to the Hollywood Reporter, saying the exit was planned — and it comes on her own terms. “When you’re a creative person, you constantly need to be challenged – and as great as this show is, and as fun as it is, it’s just not a challenge anymore,” DeGeneres says. Sources say that her slot may be filled by singer Kelly Clarkson whose own talk show airs after DeGeneres’ 3 p.m. spot. DeGeneres said the plan to end after 19 seasons had been in place well before claims surfaced of her behavior behind the scenes. “I was going to stop after season 16,” but pushback from “affiliates and the stations” had her settling for three more seasons, she said. “That’s been the plan all along.”
*****YOU CAN’T FIRE ME!!! I QUIT!!!
*******Who’s going into Kelly’s current slot?? THERE’S AN OPENING!!!
********Is Rosie O’Donnell available???
*****Maybe they should think outside the box, and offer it to Seacrest!!!
UPDATE: A former producer RIPS HER TO SHREDS (Click HERE) and Oprah announces that SHE will interview Ellen!!!
The aide who accused Meghan Markle of bullying staffers is stepping down from Prince William and Kate Middleton’s Royal Foundation. Jason Knauf, who is a Texas native, is exiting because of a “planned international relocation,” and will stay on the job until the end of year, the foundation announced in a press release on Wednesday. Knauf signaled that the split was amicable, as he called his time with the royal family the “privilege” of his career. “Working with The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge has been the privilege of my career,” he said in a statement released to Hello!. “I will always be grateful for the opportunity I have had to support their leadership in the UK and internationally.” The royal couple said they’ll start the recruitment search for Knauf’s successor shortly. He made headlines in early March — just before Markle and Prince Harry’s tell-all interview with Oprah Winfrey — when a report revealed that he had filed a complaint against the Duchess of Sussex for allegedly bullying staffers. “I am very concerned that the Duchess was able to bully two PAs out of the household in the past year. The treatment of X* was totally unacceptable,” the HR complaint reportedly read.
*******Meghan? A diva?? Noooo!!!!
*****You should see how she treats Harry!!
Grimes revealed she was hospitalized for a panic attack this week, following partner Elon Musk’s “Saturday Night Live” debut. She posted backstage photos to Instagram on Tuesday night and said she’d forgotten to share the snaps because she was seeking medical care. “Forgot to post these cuz I somehow caused myself to have a panic attack and went to the hospital yesterday which tbh was quite scary and I suppose it’s a good time to start therapy ,” Grimes captioned the pics of her dressed as Princess Peach alongside musical guest Miley Cyrus. “But nonetheless – wowwwww @mileycyrus is good live and so chill!” she continued.
********She was frightened by Michael Che!!!
*****If your partner kept talking about relocating to Mars, YOU’D panic, too!!!
******She panicked because they couldn’t decide where to go to dinner after the show!!
The Upper East Side penthouse that was home to the legendary Joan Rivers for more than a quarter of a century is going up for sale for $38 million. Rivers said she encountered a belligerent ghost — is steps from 5th Ave on 62nd Street with views of Central Park and New York City. The spectacular terraced triplex penthouse, where Rivers lived for 28 years, is perched atop a private 42-foot wide and limestone-sheathed mansion and was designed by renowned architect Horace Trumbauer in the neo-French Classic style. It was sold after Rivers’ death in 2014 for $28 million to an unnamed member of a Middle Eastern Royal Family, who is now putting it back on the market.
********It was the “Ghost of Plastic Surgeries Past!!”
****If it was sold to a member of a middle eastern royal family, they’ve probably been roasting goats in the living room!!
TOPIC: Ever live in a haunted house?? Sting says he did!!
Travis Barker is keeping Kourtney Kardashian close when she’s not around. He showed off a candle from none other than Gwyneth Paltrow’s Goop on Instagram Tuesday, labeled, “This Smells Like Kourtney’s Orgasm.” It’s a custom version of Goop’s viral “This Smells Like My Orgasm” candle ($75), which was created in collaboration with Heretic following Paltrow’s internet-breaking “This Smells Like My Vagina” candle ($75). The company’s website describes the “Orgasm” scent as a “sexy, surprising, and wildly addictive” mix of grapefruit, neroli, and ripe cassis berries blended with gunpowder tea and Turkish rose absolutes. It’s unclear whether the NSFW candle was a gift from Kardashian to Barker, or from Paltrow to the couple after seeing their hot and heavy PDA on social media. However, Kourtney isn’t the only Kardashian who was sent a special version of the item.
******We thought Kourtney’s orgasm smells like a royalty check from E!
****Travis will be getting his own candle called “Smell My Tats!!!”
*******Ozzy Osbourne has his own candle called “Who Died in Here???”
The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame announced its 2021 inductees Wednesday morning. The artists and bands who will be inducted into the Rock Hall this fall are:
- Tina Turner
- Carole King
- The Go-Go’s
- Foo Fighters
- Todd Rundgren
Early Influence Award:
- Charley Patton
- Gil Scott-Heron
Musical Excellence Award:
- LL Cool J
- Billy Preston
- Randy Rhoads
Ahmet Ertegun Award:
- Clarence Avant
The inductees were chosen by an internal voting body of more than 1,000 artists, historians, and members of the music industry. They selected inductees based on factors such as an artist’s musical influence, length and depth of career, and innovation and superiority in style and technique.
Ripping The Tabloids (Throughout the week, we’ll give you the stories from that weeks tabs!)
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IRS Raps Ja Rule Over $3M Tax Bill-(National Enquirer)
The IRS is riled p over rapper Ja Rule and his wife, Aisha Atkins-they’re suing for what they claim is over $3 million the couple racked up in unpaid back taxes! The hitmaker, 45, has yet to file a response in the case, but it’s not the first time he has run into tax trouble. He was sentenced to 28 months in prison in 2011 for failing to file taxes for a number of years, and worked out a deal to pay back $1 million. In the past, the rapper has called charges he didn’t pay enough taxes “bulls—t!”
Wiig Takes On Evil Stepsisters-(Globe)
Move over Cinderella-Kristen Wiig’s making sure the evil stepsisters get their day to sparkle in fairytale land! The former “SNL” star landed a juicy Disney deal to write a new musical comedy flick about Cindy’s long-maligned scheming step-siblings, who never sealed the deal on their happily ever after. Clever Kristen and her “Bridesmaids” scribe partner Annie Mumolo reteam on the fanciful flick, told from the sisters’ perspective, but sadly won’t be acting in the project. Ask Fairy Godmother for some hilarious cameos, please!
Kyra & Kevin: Their Own Rules-(Us Weekly)
Despite being married for 32 years, spending so much time together during quarantine proved to be harder than expected for Kyra Sedgwick and Kevin Bacon. “[It] really was an amazing….test for our marriage,” the actor, 62, recently said, adding that he and Sedgwick, 55, made it work by spending the majority of their day apart and reuniting for meals to catch up. “[Kyra] always [had] some amazing thing to say,” added Bacon. “She’s constant source of entertainment.”
Zagreb, Croatia, April 22
No trouble here! Despite rumors that the Bohemian Rhapsody costars had split, Rami Malek and Lucy Boynton were still very much together at Esplanade Hotel.
Britney: Ready To Break Her Silence-(Life & Style)
Finding her voice! Britney Spears is set to address the court directly at an upcoming conservatorship hearing. The pop star, 39, has rarely spoken about her long-standing legal battle to have dad Jamie Spears removed from her conservatorship, but on June 23, she’ll finally get the chance to share her side of the story. “Britney’s stayed silent for long enough,” an insider says. “It’s her life, and she’s ready to take back control.”
One Last Thing: David Oyelowo-(People)
The actor, 45, stars in the family film The Water Man, his feature directorial debut.
Last thing I discovered about myself-
That I love my wife [Jessica] even more than I thought I did. Because we’ve been in each other’s company more this last year then ever in our entire 22 years of marriage. And I really, really like being around her.
Last time I danced-
My 9-year-old daughter [Zoe] and I have this tradition of dancing with each other after dinner. Sometimes it’s ballroom, sometimes the cha-cha-cha. We’ve been doing it since she was a baby.
Last time I was scared-
I heard one of my dogs, Lucy, barking loudly in the backyard in the middle of the night, and I turned the light on just in time to see a skunk spraying her face. I woke up my entire family with the loudest girlie scream you’ve ever heard.
Lo & Ben: Reunite!-(In Touch)
A-Rod is out, Ben is back in! Just days after confirming her split with Alex Rodriguez, Jennifer Lopez, 51, has reunited with former fiancé Ben Affleck, sources say. The actor, who recently split with actress Ana de Armas, 33, was spotted going to Jennifer’s $28 million mansion in LA multiple times in late April. Ben, 48, was also seen being dropped off by Jennifer’s white SUV at the Bel-Air Hotel on April 22. While reps for Ben and Jen deny the pair are an item again, “they’re back on,” a source says. “She was leaning on him throughout her breakup with A-Rod, and then once it was over-over, she and Ben hooked up again.”
Man Hides Drugs In His Anus
A 48-year-old Lakeland man was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol and possession of cocaine on Monday morning. Marti Martinez was found sleeping behind the wheel of a pickup truck on the side of Interstate 75, a deputy with the Collier County Sheriff’s Office said. The deputy said he opened the truck’s driver-side door and woke Martinez up. He saw a white powdery substance on Martinez’s nose and noticed a strong smell of whiskey coming from his breath. When the deputy asked Martinez to get out of the vehicle, he forgot to put the car in park and it rolled forward. The deputy had to put the vehicle in park so Martinez could exit. After failing multiple field sobriety tests, the deputy arrested Martinez under probable cause for driving a car under the influence of alcohol and drugs. After being transported to the Naples Jail Center, Martinez was required to do a strip search, where the baggies were recovered by deputies. A drug test confirmed that the substance in the bags was cocaine. A search of Martinez’s truck revealed another baggie of cocaine and a bag of marijuana.
*****If you put the drugs in your anus, does that mean they’re on another planet??
******Marijuana and cocaine? Is that all? In California, they sell those in the elementary school cafeterias!!!
******When he got to his cell, Bubba said, “Let’s see if there’s anything else up there!!”
******DRUG DEALER 101: Never sample your own product!!
Krispy Kreme Treating Grads
Krispy Kreme will be giving out free doughnuts to 2021 high school and college seniors this week. Today (Thursday) any high school or college senior wearing a cap and gown or other 2021 items will get a limited edition 2021 ‘Graduate Dozen.’ Some qualifying items for seniors to bring include: Cap and gown with 2021 tassel, Class of 2021 apparel, 2021 letterman jacket featuring senior status. (Check their site for complete list!) The ‘Graduate Dozen’ has an assortment of Chocolate Iced Kreme Filled, Strawberry Iced Kreme Filled, Cake Batter Filled, Chocolate Iced with Sprinkles, Strawberry Iced with Sprinkles, Yellow Iced, and Original Glazed doughnuts with a 2021-themed design. Until the end of 2021, the chain will also be giving out one free Original Glazed doughnut a day to anyone who shows their COVID-19 vaccination card.
********Now that you’re a high school grad, it’s time to get fat!!
******If you’ve had your vaccine, you already have a “glazed” expression!!!
Excluded Co-Worker Wins Big
A car dealership in the U.K. is paying the price for alleged workplace discrimination. Hartwell Ford, a franchised dealership network that operates throughout England, reportedly lost a discrimination case to a former employee who says they were excluded from monthly team lunches. Receptionist Malgorzata Lewicka sued the dealership over the repeated snub, which occurred after she filed a sexual discrimination complaint against her boss at Hartwell Ford’s Hemel Hempstead branch in March 2018 – where she temporarily worked for two years. When Lewicka was transferred to the dealership’s Watford branch following her complaint, she told the judge she was excluded from team lunches that were held on the last Friday of each month. Colleagues who worked in the same office would provide lunch orders for pizza and other takeout foods to management while Lewicka was routinely skipped. Hartwell Ford reportedly tried to defend management’s decision to exclude Lewicka by citing her part-time work schedule, which ended at 1 p.m. local time. However, the judge for the case did not view the defense as a reasonable excuse.
*******Rule of thumb: if someone files one complaint, they’ll file another!!!
*****That’s gonna cost ’em a lot more than a pizza!!!
******First they harass her, then they won’t feed her? Bastards!!
Mom To Live Stream Her Child Birth
A mom who hit headlines in 2019 after claiming she’d faked depression to get a $10,000 nose job has caused a stir once again after admitting she plans to live-stream her birth. Carla Bellucci, who is currently expecting her fourth child, claims to have made $56,000 by sharing sexy pictures on her OnlyFans account. The 39-year-old from Hitchin, Herts, has continued bringing home the bacon on the content subscription service after learning her family would be growing, uploading photos of her baby bump for those with a ‘pregnancy fetish’. And she’s recently told The Daily Star that she’s even willing to live-stream herself giving birth for those willing to pay good money. Carla said: “I have been offered $14,000 from one of my OnlyFans to live-stream my birth – and you know what, why not? “I am going to give fans the chance to live-stream my birth for $14,000. The influencer and model went on to say that she knows she’ll probably be sent hateful messages over her decision, but won’t let internet trolls get to her.
*******The baby’s thinking, “Mom!!! I’m naked!!!”
*******The person paying $14,000 teaches a course for obstetricians!! (We hope)
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A LIST FOR THURSDAY
6 Questions To Ask Yourself Before Booking An International Trip
Am I fully vaccinated?
“Make sure you are fully vaccinated before booking any international travel,” said Konrad Waliszewski, co-founder and CEO of the travel app Tripscout. “That’s the best way to make sure you are traveling ethically and responsibly, without putting locals and fellow travelers at risk.”
Many countries are only allowing international visitors who are fully vaccinated, so your vaccine status may affect your ability to even take that trip abroad. It’s also important to consider whether you will be returning home to anyone who is unvaccinated and at high risk of getting severely sick from COVID-19.
“Being vaccinated and taking precautions can reduce but not eliminate risk of contracting COVID with travel,” said Dr. Sachin Nagrani, a physician and medical director for the telemedicine and house call provider Heal. “Consider the necessity for travel and alternative trips before making plans, and have a safe and pleasant summer.”
What are the local entry requirements?
“Every country has their own travel rules and restrictions,” said budget travel expert Lindsay Myers. “You need to be educated before you travel. You do not want to be stranded at the airport because they will not let you past immigration.”
Some destinations require international visitors to be vaccinated, so you’ll want to make sure you have what’s necessary to prove your status. Don’t lose that vaccine card.
“COVID passports have become a political issue in the U.S., but in many countries they are simply accepted as a sensible means by which to get the industry moving again,” said Alan Fyall, the interim chair for the tourism, events and attractions department at the University of Central Florida’s Rosen College of Hospitality Management. And vaccine passports aren’t the whole story.
“Some countries may require a negative COVID-19 test before entry, including returning to the U.S.,” said Dr. Andrés Henao, an internal medicine physician, infectious disease specialist, and director of the UCHealth Travel Clinic. “Visit a travel clinic before international travel for more comprehensive prevention recommendations.”
Stay up to date with the requirements for visiting your preferred destination by checking the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention travelers’ health page. The rules are always subject to change, so the site is frequently adjusted with the latest information for each country. The proof of a negative test requirement may come with specifications about time windows, types of tests and providers.
Can I visit the attractions I want to see?
“You want to know if attractions that you’re most interested in are open and when,” said Erika Richter, senior director of communications at the American Society of Travel Advisors. “Many have adjusted hours and capacities, including restaurants. Booking ahead and pre-planning is required rather than an afterthought.”
Richter urged travelers to work with a professional travel adviser, who may be able to leverage their relationships as reservation options in popular destinations become scarce. The availability of attractions also may indicate when it’s best to wait before booking that trip.
“Just because precautions are loosening in the U.S. does not mean that this is the case in other countries, in fact far from it,” Fyall said, noting that the reopening process in many destinations is quite slow and methodical.
“It is essential that travelers check out the local conditions very carefully, what are the COVID guidelines, what can they actually do when visiting, what is open, what constraints are there on gathering in groups, are the primary tourist attractions actually open,” Fyall added. “Travelers should always ask many questions before traveling but in 2021, questions on all aspects of the trip are more important than ever otherwise you may find yourself at a destination that is ‘open’ but in essence not open for tourists!”
What’s the current COVID situation at my destination?
“I think the first thing people should do when booking a trip abroad is to research the relevant COVID statistics of wherever they’re thinking about going,” said Randall Kaplan, founder of the travel startup Sandee and author of “Bliss: Beaches.” “What are the number of current COVID infections there, are the number of COVID cases decreasing, what are their vaccination rates?”
Additionally, you’ll want to consider the health care infrastructure. If the COVID situation is not under control and hospitals are overwhelmed, it seems irresponsible to travel to that country and risk needing to use one of the scarce hospital beds. Many things can happen during travel other than COVID-19 that require hospitalization abroad. Do your research and stay up to date as the coronavirus conditions evolve at your destination.
Where will I get a COVID test?
The U.S. still requires all air passengers, including fully vaccinated citizens, to have proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken three days before returning to the country.
“If you travel internationally from the U.S., you need to get a COVID test no more than three days before you return, and you’re required to show a negative COVID test before boarding a flight there ― all of which means you have some non-vacation things to do while you’re away,” Kaplan noted.
Be sure to research how you will get your COVID test in your destination before your return flight. It’s possible they’re offered at your accommodations.
“Many resorts in Mexico are offering on-site COVID tests complimentary to their guests to make it simpler for Americans to come, take a vacation and then go back to the U.S. without having to figure out the Mexican health care system on their own and find a test,” said Scott Keyes, author of “Take More Vacations” and founder of Scott’s Cheap Flights.
Can I quarantine after returning?
Per CDC guidelines, vaccinated travelers returning are no longer required to self-quarantine in the U.S., but those who are unvaccinated must stay home and isolate for at least a week. Additionally, both groups are urged to take a test three to five days after traveling.
Beyond CDC recommendations, you may face requirements from workplaces or schools. This is particularly true for children who are not yet vaccinated.
“If you have children, whether or not they travel with you, you also need to consider whether their schools allow them to attend classes if you or anybody in your family has traveled outside the U.S.,” Kaplan said.
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