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Born on this day!! Actor Topol (“Fiddler on the Roof”) is 86. Singer Inez Fox is 79. Singer Dee Dee Sharp is 76. Guitarist John McFee of The Doobie Brothers is 71. Actor Tom Wopat is 70. Musician-producer Dave Stewart (Eurythmics) is 69. Actor Angela Cartwright (“The Danny Thomas Show,” ″Lost In Space”) is 69. Actor Hugh Grant is 61. Actor Charles Esten (“Nashville”) is 56. Actor Constance Marie (“George Lopez”) is 56. Actor-comedian Adam Sandler is 55. Model Rachel Hunter is 52. Actor Eric Stonestreet (“Modern Family”) is 50. Actor Henry Thomas (“E.T.”) is 50. Actor Goran Visnjic (“ER”) is 49. Jazz singer Michael Buble’ is 46. Actor Michelle Williams (“Brokeback Mountain,” ″Dawson’s Creek”) is 41. Singer Paul Janeway of St. Paul and the Broken Bones is 38. Actor Kelsey Asbille (“One Tree Hill,” “Teen Wolf”) is 30. Contemporary Christian singer Lauren Daigle is 30. Country singer Hunter Hayes is 30.


1776 – The Second Continental Congress changed the name of the nation to the United States of America, from the United Colonies.
1850 – California became the 31st state.
1893 – President Grover Cleveland’s daughter, Esther Cleveland, became the first president’s child to be born in the White House.
1926 – The National Broadcasting Company (NBC) was created by the Radio Corporation of America.
1948 – The DemocraticPeople’s Republic of Korea (North Korea) was created.
1956 – Elvis Presley appeared on television for the first time on The Ed Sullivan Show.
1976 – Communist Chinese leader Mao Zedong died in Beijing at age 82.

Today Is:Care Bears Share Your Care Day, Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Day, International Buy A Priest A Beer Day, National School Picture Day, National Teddy Bear Day, Opposite Day, Wonderful Weirdoes Day

Primetime TV (All Times Eastern)

CBS – 8:00 –  Big Brother  /  9:00 – CBS Fall Preview  /  9:30 – Young Sheldon  /  10:00 – Bull
NBC – 8:00 – NFL: Dallas at Tampa Bay
ABC – 8:00 –  Holey Moley  /  9:00 – When Nature Calls  /  10:00 – The Hustler
FOX – 8:00 – MasterChef  /  9:00 – Call Me Kat  /  9:30 – Call Me Kat
CW – 8:00 – Coroner  /  9:00 – The Outpost

TV Talk Shows

Stephen Colbert: Sarah Paulson, Kacey Musgraves
Watch What Happens Live: Addison Rae, Jason Biggs
Live with Kelly and Ryan: Amanda Peet, Padma Lakshmi
Ellen DeGeneres: Memorable Moments from Season 18, featuring Michelle Obama
Wendy Williams: Kim Fields (R 2/9/21)
The Real: Winnie Harlow (R 5/6/21)
Kelly Clarkson: Topher Grace, Ted Danson, Holly Hunter, Julianna Margulies, Dua Lipa, Daisy Ridley, Jewel, Keegan-Michael Key
Tamron Hall: People who are making tough choices to toss their careers to the side and follow their dreams
Drew Barrymore: Best Of Week: Eddie Murphy

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

QUESTION: Afraid of being KILLED BY A WILD ANIMAL?? Here’s the list of the top ten states that you should AVOID!! (Texas is number One, Cali is #2!!!!!!!!!!!)


QUESTION: What could possibly break up a 6-hour SWAT standoff with an armed teenager on a roof? A NAKED WOMAN IN A GOLF CART!! Of course, it was FLORIDA!!


QUESTION: Is all the showbiz sucking up to China in VAIN? Beijing is set to BAN the new “Chang-Shi” movie because it references Fu Manchu!! (Who didn’t expect THAT?) 


QUESTION: Guess what ISN’T mentioned in the new Monica Lewinsky “Impeachment” movie? The CIGAR INCIDENT!! (They called her the “Human Humidor!!!”


QUESTION: Are you ready to MERGE WITH YOUR CAR as the first “SINGULARITY??” Mercedes is developing a new car that actually READS YOUR MIND!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
The car's organic flowing lines are an outer sign of the revolutionary tech under its skin


Kylie Jenner Confirms She’s Pregnant

Kylie Jenner confirmed that she’s expecting her second child with her partner, Travis Scott.  She shared the news in a video on Instagram. In the video, Jenner has an ultrasound, shows her baby bump, and has Stormi, her 3-year-old daughter with Scott, surprise her mom, Kris Jenner, with the news.  Jenner’s sisters Kim Kardashian and Kendall Jenner, models and sisters Bella and Gigi Hadid, and model Hailey Baldwin were among those to celebrate Jenner’s pregnancy in the comments.  “i can’t handle it,” Kendall Jenner wrote. “I cant so beautiful. Bawling!!! best mama. So happy for u,” Bella Hadid added.  Reports surfaced in August that Jenner and Scott are expecting another child.  “She has been trying for almost two years to get pregnant,” a source told Us Weekly. “She has always wanted another kid close to Stormi’s age.”  Jenner and Scott started dating after meeting at Coachella music festival in April 2017.  They split in September 2019 but were on good terms as of February 2020 and have since reconciled.
*****Who’s the lucky baster???
******He’ll be giving her a “push present!!” He’s gonna push her right out the door!!!
******If all she wanted was some spare sperm, she could have asked!!
*****Don’t worry… you’ll be seeing plenty of pictures of the pregnancy.. and probably the delivery!!

Bob Odenkirk Returns To “Saul” Set

Bob Odenkirk confirmed on Wednesday he has returned to work on the set of his hit TV series “Better Call Saul.”  He suffered a heart attack and collapsed while filming the show just months ago.  “Back to work on Better Call Saul! So happy to be here and living this specific life surrounded by such good people. BTW this is makeup pro Cheri Montesanto making me not ugly for shooting!” he joked on Twitter.   In late July, the actor collapsed on the set in Culver City, California. Days later, he took to social media to address the reports and thanked fans and loved ones for their well wishes. “To my family and friends who have surrounded me this week. And for the outpouring of love from everyone who expressed concern and care for me. It’s overwhelming. But I feel the love and it means so much,” he tweeted.  “I had a small heart attack. But I’m going to be ok thanks to Rosa Estrada and the doctors who knew how to fix the blockage without surgery,” he continued in a subsequent message to fans. “Also, AMC and SONYs support and help throughout this has been next-level.  I’m going to take a beat to recover but I’ll be back soon.”  Odenkirk has been nominated for four Emmys for playing the title character, a down-on-his-luck lawyer named Jimmy McGill, who becomes increasingly corrupt and adopts the pseudonym Saul Goodman.
*******Hey, a little heart attack aint gonna stop this guy!!
*****It’s weird to think he’s been sick, since we just saw him kicking ass in “Nobody!!!”

Dancing With The Stars Names New Cast

The celebrity cast for the upcoming season of “Dancing with the Stars” was announced Wednesday.  Season 30 is set to premiere on Monday, Sept. 20 with Tyra Banks returning as host and executive producer following her debut last year as the show’s first Black female host and solo emcee.   Season 30 will welcome Mel C from the Spice Girls, former “Bachelor” star Matt James, “Real Housewives of Atlanta” star Kenya Moore, country singer Jimmie Allen, talk show host Amanda Kloots, olympic gymnast Suni Lee, YouTube sensation JoJo Siwa, “Bling Empire” star Christine Chiu and Lori Loughlin’s daughter, Olivia Jade Giannulli.  Other contestants include NBA star Iman Shumpert, “Beverly Hills, 90210” alum Brian Austin Green, Peloton cycling director Cody Rigsby, pro wrestler Mike “The Miz” Mizanin, actor Martin Kove and actress Melora Hardin.  Len Goodman, Carrie Ann Inaba, former dance pro Derek Hough and Bruno Tonioli will make up the judging panel.
******Can you guess which ones are “stars??” Neither can we!!!
*****Judging from past seasons, this is the last stop before complete obscurity!!
****How many calls do you think they’ve made to Meghan Markle??? And Monica Lewinsky??

Blue’s Clues Host Returns

Younger millennials are breathing a collective sigh of relief after learning that former “Blue’s Clues” host Steve Burns is doing well since he signed off some 20 years ago — and that he never forgot about his now-adult fans.  He appears in a video posted Tuesday to the Nick Jr. verified Twitter account.  In honor of the show’s 25th anniversary, Burns talks about his decision to abruptly depart the show in 2002, which left many viewers upset.  “You remember how when we were younger, we used to run around and hang out with Blue and find clues and talk to Mr. Salt and freak out about the mail and do all the fun stuff?” Burns says in the video.  “And then one day, I was like, ‘Oh hey, guess what? Big news, I’m leaving. Here’s my brother Joe, he’s your new best friend,’ and then I got on a bus and I left and we didn’t see each other for like a really long time? Can we just talk about that? Great. Because I realize that was kind of abrupt.”  Burns explained that he left to attend college. Burns said school “was really challenging by the way, but great because I got to use my mind and take a step at a time and now I literally am doing many of the things that I wanted to do.”  He also noted all of the accomplishments both he and the audience have had.  “I mean, we started out with clues and now, it’s what?” Burns said. “Student loans and jobs and families? And some of it has been kind of hard, you know? I know you know.”
*********Uh…. is he talking to US??
*****Right now, all the boomers are saying, “Blues Clues?? We thought you said, ‘Booze Cruise!!!'”
*******We wanna know what happened to the girl on “You Can’t Do That on Television!!” She was just starting to develop when the show went off!!!

Prince Andrew Avoids Being Served

Prince Andrew has reportedly avoided “multiple attempts” to serve him legal papers on behalf of his sex-assault accuser — and has bolted 500 miles to the safety of mom Queen Elizabeth II’s Scottish getaway, just days before the first hearing.  Lawyers for Virginia Roberts Giuffre — who is suing Andrew in New York — had already conceded that it would be “difficult” to serve him in person.  He has since been a recluse at his home in the Royal Lodge in Windsor — where security guards have turned away lawyers trying to serve the US court papers, according to the Sun.  After avoiding “multiple attempts” in the past two weeks, Andrew on Tuesday bolted for an even safer location — his mother the monarch’s Scottish estate, Balmoral, the paper noted.  He was photographed in a car with his ex-wife, Sarah Ferguson, as the pair drove from their shared home to the Queen’s 50,000-acre (78-square-mile) estate, where they had been earlier in the summer, the outlet said.  The photographs show them arriving in the same Range Rover they left Windsor in — suggesting they were driven the more than 500-mile journey, which would typically take at least 9 hours, rather than risking catching a flight.  He fled after “going stir-crazy inside Royal Lodge for the past few weeks,” a source told the paper.  “He wasn’t going horse riding and couldn’t step outside because of attempts to serve him with the legal papers.  “He knows he is far safer up at Balmoral on the Queen’s estate,” the source said, noting Andrew has long been thought to be “the Queen’s favorite son.”
*******She spoiled him!!! If he needed a spanking, he had to pay for it!!
*******The Queen likes those little stinkers!!!
*****Of course, when your first son is Charles, anything looks better by comparison!!!
******Andrew has offered to do public service… as a coach for a girls’ soccer team!!!
Andrew bolts for Balmoral: Prince quits Windsor to join his mother on her Scottish holiday


Ripping The Tabloids (Throughout the week, we’ll give you the stories from that weeks tabs!)
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Blake Better Watch His Back!-(National Enquirer)

“The Voice” may soon be singing “Bye Bye Bye” to Blake Shelton!  Snitches claimed adding 28-year-old chart-topper Ariana Grande to the coaching panel has put the chair of country crooner Shelton, 45, in jeopardy.  “Blake is the only original coach left on ‘The Voice,’ but after a decade it’s time to shake things up.  That’s why the show is quietly looking for a replacement for Blake,” a source says.  The NBC show desperately wants to attract more younger viewers.  Producers are looking to sign up today’s top ten artists such as Justin Bieber, Lil Nas X, Billie Eilish, Olivia Rodrigo and The Weeknd as coaches.


“The Flash” star Grant Gustin, 31, and wife Andrea Thoma, 33, welcomed their first baby, daughter Juniper.  The pair married in 2018.

Zoe & Channing:  Full Steam Ahead-(Us Weekly)

When new couple Zoe Kravitz, 32, and Channing Tatum, 41, spent a romantic weekend away together in upstate New York (just days after they were first seen acting flirty together!) some wondered if they were moving a little too fast-but a source says they’ve been attracted to each other for a while, and that a romance was perhaps inevitable.  “They’d met several times before working on Pussy Island together,” the source says of their upcoming film, which Kravitz is directing.  “They both thought the other was cool, fun and attractive, but never acted on it because they were never single.”  Now that they are, Kravitz-who just finalized her divorce from Karl Glusman, 33-and the Magic Mike star have been having a blast.  “They’re both active and really enjoy being outdoors,” shares the source.  “And they love being off the grid.  The upstate break was great for them.”

Subway Tunes!  Kelly Clarkson’s Musical Commute-(Star)

New York City, Aug. 24

Now that’s worth missing your train for!  Kelly Clarkson took over the Columbus Circle subway station to shoot a new video for the season 3 premiere of her daytime talk sow.  The “Breakaway” singer, returning to her hosting duties Sept. 13, was joined by Broadway legend and close pal Kristin Chenowith, who hinted on Instagram they were “cooking up some magic.”  They were!  The subway hub has never looked so empty at rush hour.

Throwback!  Amanda Seyfried-(Life & Style)

You can’t sing with us!  The Mean Girls star shared a photo of herself doing karaoke with Lacey Chabert and Amy Poehler during a break from filming their hit 2004 flick.  “I had the best time,” Amanda’s said.  “It was the first movie that I had ever done.”


“So far we are crushing this empty nest thing.”-Kelly Ripa, on her and Mark Consuelo’s kids all being out of the house.

“I had probably too much power for a young person.”-Jonah Hill, on finding success in his early 20s.

“I swear to God, I don’t know what hand the engagement ring goes on, so sometimes I’ll just like put it on my ring finger.”-Camila Cabello, clarifying she’s not engaged to Shawn Mendes despite wearing a ring recently.

Winners of the Week-(In Touch)

Blake Lively & Ryan Reynolds

The always generous pair donate $40,000 to charities that are helping earthquake victims in Haiti.



Bears Moving Into Evacuated Homes

A California man who evacuated his home due to a wildfire said his security camera alerted him to an unusual trespasser taking advantage of the vacant area — a curious bear.  Michael Doyle said he and his wife left their South Lake Tahoe home due to the Caldor Fire and while staying in Carmichael he received an alert from his security cameras, which are connected to a smartphone app.  Doyle checked the footage and was surprised to see a bear wandering through his yard, knocking over potted plants and a rain barrel.  “It’s definitely time for us to go home!” Doyle told KCRA-TV.  Doyle said it does not appear that the bear got into his home, but he won’t be sure until he can return to the house.  See the video HERE.
*********The bear was overheard saying, “The house on the left is too hot, the house on the right is too cold, but this house? Just right!!”
******He wasn’t asking for much!! Just the “bear necessities!!”
TOPIC: Have you ever had to evacuate due to an emergency????
******It’s weird… usually in California, the bears live in tents on the sidewalk!!!

Stunt Pilot Flies Thru Long Tunnel

An Italian stunt pilot created a new Guinness World Record when he flew a custom-modified plane 1.4 miles through a pair of tunnels in Turkey.  Dario Costa, 41, took his modified Zivko Edge 540 race plane for a 1.4-mile flight through the twin Catalca tunnels along the Northern Marmara Highway in Turkey, setting the Guinness World Record for the longest tunnel flown through with an airplane.  Costa said it took about a year of practice to prepare for the 43.44-second flight.  “I’d never flown in a tunnel in my life — nobody had ever done it — so there was a big question mark in my head whether everything would go as we expected,” Costa told Red Bull, which sponsored the attempt.  “It was a big relief, of course, but big, big happiness was the main emotion. For me, it’s another dream come true.”
*********Uh, oh…. now Tom Cruise HAS to do it!!!!
*******We had a dream about flying through a long, dark tunnel… right after listening to Cardi B’s song!!
********The one thing you DON’T wanna see on this flight… is a headlight at the end of the tunnel!!!

Teen Makes 3D Prosthetic Hand

A 14-year-old aspiring engineer in New Jersey used a 3D printer to create a prosthetic hand for a friend who is missing multiple fingers on one hand.  Sammy Salvano, 14, of Medford, said he spent most of the summer designing and 3D-printing the prosthetic hand for his friend, Ewan Kirby.  Kirby said Salvano’s invention allowed him to pick up his mother’s car keys for the first time.  The homemade device offered a low-cost alternative to commercial prosthetics, which can cost between $3,000 and $30,000.  Sharon Salvano, Sammy’s mother, said the boy has had an inventive streak for his entire life.  Salvano, who is entering the eighth grade, said he hopes to attend Drexel University and pursue a career in engineering.
********If he wants to go to engineering school, someone should give him a hand!!!
*****People need fingers these days… it’s the “digital” age!!!!
*******For some reason this is a great story.. we just can’t put our finger on it!!!!

Man Rescued From NYC Storm Drain

Dramatic video shows the rescue of a 47-year-old man who fell nearly 30 feet down into a storm drain in New York City.  NYPD and FDNY first responders saved the man whose forehead was slashed and leg was injured.  “As we got down there he was conscious, he was talking to us, he expressed pain in his ankle region,” said Kenneth Logallo of the NYPD, according to WABC-TV. “As soon as we got the equipment needed down there, we packaged him up and then the guys up top … all the help was excellent.”  Investigators found the man’s brother at the scene who told authorities his brother had a history of mental illness and had called him after the fall left him trapped.   The victim allegedly was scaling a ladder of a water shaft near a Queens highway on Sunday morning.  “You would never find this place. It was in the middle of nowhere, an old water shaft with a stream running down the bottom of it,” said FDNY Special Operations Chief Patrick Ginty, the New York Daily News reported. “Just an open shaft.”  See the video HERE.
********That’s a good description of New York: “Just an open shaft!!”
******Living in a storm drain is a good option. Have you seen the rents???
******You don’t need cable TV. Just watch the bodies float by!!!






The No. 1 Cereals For Going No. 2, According To Nutritionists

Huffington Post


1 – Barbara’s Puffins

Amer said this high-fiber, lower-sugar choice will keep you full much longer than lower-fiber options.
Get Barbara’s Puffins for $5.99.


2 – Bob’s Red Mill Organic Oat Bran Hot Cereal

“This cereal has 7 grams of fiber per serving, which comes from oat bran, the outer layer of the oat groat,” Retelny said. “It’s packed with soluble fiber, which studies have shown can lower LDL (bad) cholesterol, as well as satisfy your appetite longer. Plus, you get a protein punch in this whole-grain cereal, with 7 grams per serving.”
Get Bob’s Red Mill Organic Oat Bran Hot Cereal for $11.19.


3 – Cheerios

“Original Cheerios in the yellow box is a standby in my house, because it’s a great-tasting way to get in whole grain oats and start meeting the recommended daily dose of 3 grams of soluble fiber,” Retelny said. One serving of Cheerios has 1 gram of soluble fiber. “Studies have shown that eating foods that contain fiber, especially soluble fiber, may help lower the risk of heart disease,” she said.
Get Cheerios for $4.99.


4 – Ezekiel 4:9 Sprouted Flourless Flake Cereal

“If you’re looking for a fiber-boasting cereal that contains a minimal amount of added sugar, this is a good pick,” Gorin said. “It’s made with sprouted wheat, barley, millet, lentils, soybeans, spelt and malted barley, and it has 6 grams of fiber per serving. You also get 8 grams of protein and only 3 grams of added sugar.”
Get Ezekiel 4:9 for $9.49.


5Fiber One

“With 18 grams of fiber per serving, it’s jammed with insoluble fiber that can do wonders for regularity, as well as fend off hunger,” Retelny said. “Be sure to drink enough water to help ease this fiber-filled cereal through your digestive system.”
Get Fiber One for $4.79.


6 – Forager Organic Grain-Free Os

Meshulam gives a thumbs-up to this cereal, which is low in sugar and filled with gut-healthy fiber and plant protein from cassava root, navy bean and pea protein.
Get Forager Organic Grain-Free Os for $7.99.


7 – Kellogg’s All-Bran Buds

“Each serving packs in 17 grams of dietary fiber, along with 5 grams of soluble fiber,” Smithson said. “It’s versatile, so you can eat it as a traditional bowl of cereal with milk, make a trail mix with nuts and fruit or mix into yogurt to help boost your morning dose of fiber.”
Get Kellogg’s All-Bran Buds for $3.74.


8 – Kind Cereal: Cranberry Almond

“I like to recommend this cereal because it’s made with whole-food ingredients,” Gorin said. “You get almonds, oats, sorghum, brown rice, cranberries, red rice, quinoa and amaranth — all of which supply digestion-helping fiber. Each serving has 4 grams of fiber and 6 grams of protein.”
Get Kind cereal for $6.98.


9Nature’s Path Flax Plus Multibran Flakes

“These have 7 grams of belly-filling fiber from organic whole wheat and flaxseeds,” Meshulam said.
Get Nature’s Path Flax Plus Multibran Flakes for $3.69.


10 – Poop Like A Champion

When a name makes us laugh as much as this one did, we couldn’t help but include it. It’s a wheat-free, gluten-free and clean-label formula. One serving contains 14 grams of insoluble and 8 grams of soluble fiber, for a total of 22 grams, or 79% of your daily value.
Get Poop Like A Champion for $11.97.


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