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Born on this day!! Actor Billy Dee Williams is 84. Actor Roy Thinnes (“The Invaders”) is 83. Director Barry Levinson (“Rain Man,” “The Natural”) is 79. Actor John Ratzenberger (“Cheers”) is 74. Actor Patrika Darbo (“The Bold and the Beautiful”) is 73. Actor Marilu Henner (“Taxi,” ″Evening Shade”) is 69. Actor Michael Rooker (“Guardians of the Galaxy”) is 66. Guitarist Warren Haynes of Gov’t Mule is 61. Singer-guitarist Black Francis of The Pixies is 56. Actor Ari Meyers (“Kate & Ally”) is 52. Actor Paul Rudd is 52. Actor Jason Hervey (“The Wonder Years”) is 49. Bassist Markku Lappalainen (Hoobastank) is 48. Actor Zach Braff (“Scrubs”) is 46. Actor Joel Garland (“Orange Is the New Black”) is 46. Actor Candace Cameron Bure (“Full House”) is 45. Actor Teddy Sears (“24: Legacy”) is 44. Musician Robert Glasper is 43. Actor Eliza Coupe (“Happy Endings,” ″Scrubs”) is 40. Actor Charlie McDermott (“The Middle”) is 31.


1896 – First modern Olympic Games opened in Athens, Greece.
1830 – Joseph Smith and five others organized the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Fayette, New York.
1862 – The Battle of Shiloh in the American Civil War began.
1909 – Robert Peary and Matthew Henson became the first to reach the North Pole.
1917 – U.S. declared war on Germany and entered World War I.
1994 – The presidents of Rwanda and Burundi were killed in a plane crash.

Today Is: Army Day, Charlie the Tuna Day, Drowsy Driver Awareness Day, Hostess Twinkie Day, International Day of Sport for Development and Peace, National Library Workers Day, National Library Day, National Sexual Assault Awareness Day of Action, National Student Athlete Day, New Beers Eve, Tartan Day, Teflon Day, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints Day

Primetime TV (All Times Eastern)

CBS – 8:00 – NCIS   /  9:00 – FBI  /  10:00 – FBI: Most Wanted
NBC – 8:00  – Young Rock  /  8:30 – Kenan  /  9:00 – This Is Us  /  10:00 – New Amsterdam
ABC – 8:00 –  Pooch Perfect  /  9:00 – Blackish  /  9:30 – Mixedish  /  10:00 – Soul Of A Nation
FOX – 8:00 – The Resident / 9:00 – The Masked Singer
CW – 8:00 –  Flash  /  9:00 – Supergirl

TV Talk Shows

Jimmy Kimmel: Ray Romano, Romany Malco, Nessa Barrett and jxdn featuring Travis Barker
Jimmy Fallon: Pete Davidson, Gaten Matarazzo, Glass Animals
Stephen Colbert: Ronan Farrow, Brandi Carlile
Seth Meyers: Joel McHale, Yara Shahidi, Mark Harris (R 3/16/21)
James Corden: Neil deGrasse Tyson, Arlo Parks
Lilly Singh: Julian Dennison
Conan: Nikki Glaser
Watch What Happens Live: Leslie Jordan, Niecy Nash
The View: Sen. Tammy Duckworth
The Talk: Jesse L. Martin, Jet Tila
Live with Kelly and Ryan: Russell Brand, Danny Seo
Ellen DeGeneres: Lupita Nyong’o, Jeremy Lin, Duncan Laurence & Fletcher
Wendy Williams: Kim Fields (R 2/9/21)
The Real: The hosts give advice to a viewer who needs help navigating the dating world
Kelly Clarkson: Lester Holt, Nasim Pedrad, Camila Alves McConaughey, the Fratellis
Tamron Hall: Michelle Obama, Preeti Mistry (R 3/23/21)
Drew Barrymore: Allison Janney, Nate Berkus, Mikel Welch

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

QUESTION: Do YOU have a super-valuable collectible?? Someone just paid $660,000 for an unopened copy of Super Mario Bros. from 1986!! NEVER open stuff!!!


QUESTION: Are we FOR the MLB? Are we AGAINST the MLB? Whatever!! The Texas Rangers packed a FULL HOUSE for their season opener!! (Neanderthals?)


QUESTION: Can you say “DOUBLE DOWN?” Piers Morgan still says Meghan and Harry were LYING, and demands that she NAMES ROYAL NAMES!! Ouch!!!!!!


QUESTION: What could go wrong? Forty women pose NAKED on a balcony in Dubai.. and now they’re UNDER ARREST, and facing SIX MONTHS IN JAIL!!! Yikes!!!!!


QUESTION: You’ve driven TO work.. but have you driven THROUGH WORK?? Disgruntled ex-employee drives down the aisles at Walmart!! “Here’s.. Johnny!!”

Katy Perry Too Busy To Shave Her Legs

Katy Perry got candid on Sunday night’s episode of “American Idol.”  The new mom to daughter Daisy revealed since welcoming her baby, she barely has time to shave her legs. “As a new mother, I haven’t had much time, so I quit shaving my legs, but when you sang, the hair on my legs grew an inch and a half,” Perry said. “Full body chills. It was amazing!”   Perry was reacting to contestant Cassandra Coleman’s performance of the Sigma song “Find Me” and duet with OneRepublic frontman Ryan Tedder for “Apologize.”  She called Coleman’s performance a “spiritual experience” and said her voice was “angelic.”  Perry later tweeted a GIF of leg hair growing. “An actual live look at my leg hair while I hear @casscoleman sing #AmericanIdol,” she joked.
********This is why Orlando Bloom has a rash around his neck!!
****Isn’t there a country song called “I Shaved My Legs for THIS??”
******We’re betting there’s still some waxing going on!!!

Lori Laughlin Excited Husband Is Out Of Prison

Lori Loughlin is reportedly in good spirits now that her husband, Mossimo Giannulli, is out of prison for his role in the college admissions scandal. He spent the last five months at a federal prison in Lompoc near Santa Barbara. He reported to prison in November, nearly one month after Loughlin reported to FCI Dublin to complete her two-month sentence.  While neither Loughlin nor their kids have directly addressed the situation, a source told People that the former “Full House” actress is “relieved” that her spouse is no longer in lock up.   “Lori is relieved that he was released from the prison. Mossimo is still in federal custody though,” the source told the outlet.  He is expected to serve the remainder of his sentence at home, the person said.
*****She’s got a whole list of things for him to do!! You know how wives are!!!
*******She was worried he might meet some nice guy in prison and want to switch sides!!!
****He hopes she likes his new teardrop tattoo!! 

Gwyneth Paltrow Gets Trolled By Her Daughter

Gwyneth Paltrow’s 16-year-old daughter, Apple Martin, trolled her mom’s wellness-oriented morning routine on Goop’s TikTok account Sunday.  According to the teen, Paltrow’s day starts with GoopGlow Morning Skin Superpowder ($60), but not much in the way of actual food.  “She eats nothing except for dates and almond butter,” Apple joked, adding that her mother has been on a cleanse “since the day I was born, apparently.”  Next, Apple took aim at her costly skincare regimen.  “It’s 8 a.m., and she’s been doing this since 7 a.m.,” Apple narrated as Paltrow applied products to her face. “She just prances around the bathroom putting on her millions of Goopglow products for her glowing skin.”  Finally, it’s time to get to work “making some more vagina eggs and candles … and vagina perfumes … and just everything vagina,” per Apple.  Goop captioned the hilarious clip, “When you get roasted by your gen z daughter…”
*******Gwyneth is a giver.. and she’ll give you her products for lots for money!!!
*******This 16-year-old is gonna need a lot of therapy!!
*****We’re sending that candle to Chris Martin for authentication!! HE knows what her vagina smells like!!!

DMX In Vegetative State

DMX’s family is asking for prayers as the famed rapper is in a “vegetative state” following a drug overdose and heart attack last week. “We ask that you please keep Earl/DMX and us in your thoughts, wishes, and prayers as well as respect our privacy as we face these challenges,” the family of the rapper (born Earl Simmons) wrote in a statement to People.  Bikers sporting gear from his “Ruff Ryders” collective have gathered around White Plains Hospital in Westchester, where he remains on life support, and plan to hold a prayer vigil Monday.  DMX is currently in a “vegetative state,” his manager, Nakia Walker, told the New York Times on Sunday.  “We’re just praying,” Walker said, noting that some of his family members have been allowed to visit the Yonkers native in the hospital.
******Hoping for the best…

James Corden Shows Off Weight Loss

James Corden has wrapped up his third month on WW, formerly Weight Watchers, and is making major progress on his weight loss goals.  Corden says that he’s in a much better place this April than usual.  “I used to go on a crash diet every January. By April, any progress I had made at the beginning of the year was already out the window. With WW, it’s a different story,” the WW spokesperson tells PEOPLE. “I can eat what I love, and the app everything — it keeps me focused. And guess what? I’m down 20 pounds since the start of this year.”  “WW has changed my life without disrupting my life,” he added.  Corden is set to show off his weight loss in a new ad for WW that begins airing. In it, he shows how he uses the WW app to track his activity points and meals, and he cooks up his current go-to meal: a chickpea-crust pizza with sausage and broccoli rabe.  He joined WW in January, explaining that he was “fed up” with his weight.  “I’m fed up with the way I look, I’m fed up with being unhealthy, with ‘this is the year I’m doing it,’ ” he said in a clip announcing his WW partnership.
********”Partnership” means they’re paying him!!
******Does he have to sleep with Marie Osmond?? Or is she Nutrisystem??
******This one is Oprah’s company, right?? She lost a wagon full of fat!!
*****One good thing about this program: you can still kiss as much celebrity butt as you want!!!

Ben Affleck Praises Jennifer Lopez

Ben Affleck praised his former fiancée Jennifer Lopez as the ‘hardest-working person’ in the entertainment industry as she landed the cover of InStyle magazine latest issue released on Monday.  Ben was one of just a few friends — and former lovers— to weigh in on Lopez’s lifestyle and longevity in an ever-changing celebrity scope.  ‘I thought I had a good work ethic, but I was completely humbled and blown away by what she was committed to doing day in and day out, the seriousness in which she took her work, the quiet and dedicated way she went about accomplishing her goals, and then how she would go back and redouble her efforts,’ he told the publication.  Ben and Jen first met in 2001 while working together on the set of Gigli and were later engaged in 2002.  ‘She remains, to this day, the hardest-working person I’ve come across in this business,’ he said.  Despite calling it quits on their engagement and ending their romantic relationship in 2004, their friendship has remained strong through the years.   ‘She has great talent, but she has also worked very hard for her success, and I’m so happy for her that she seems, at long last, to be getting the credit she deserves,’ Affleck said.
********Ahh… Ben is trying to get back in the door when she boots A Rod!!! 


Ripping The Tabloids (Throughout the week, we’ll give you the stories from that weeks tabs!)
**Please Credit Publication!

Sean’s Stock Didn’t Rise on Toxic “Wall Street”-(National Enquirer)

Actress Sean Young dished Carlie Sheen and director Oliver Stone were “awful” to her while filming 1987’s “Wall Street.”  Charlie “was on a lot of coke” at the time, she said, and wrote the word “c—” on a piece of tape and stuck it on her back.  When Sean piped up that co-star Daryl Hannah wasn’t comfortable in a dress Stone had chosen, he gave her lines to Daryl.  “And I go up to Oliver and say, ‘I don’t understand?  I have no lines now.  What’s the point of me being in this scene?’”  Sean, 61, recalled.  “And he goes, ‘You’re right.  You’re fired.’”

Melissa’s Nightmare Aussie Spider Bite-(Globe)

In a land Down Under, a not so itsy bitsy spider bite turned into a giant wallop of a headache for Melissa McCarthy.  “After professing my love of Australian critters, I was quickly reminded by someone that I was conveniently forgetting the aftermath of some of those ‘magical bites,’” reveals the 50-year-old star, posting painful images of herself lying in bed with hands bandaged and a towel on her forehead.  Nothing funny about that!  The actress, who’s been in Australia since last year shooting her new TV series, “Nine Perfect Strangers,” got nibbled by a huntsman spider-also called a giant crab spider because of its scary size and appearance.  Yikes!

Silver Lining-(Us Weekly)

While Gwyneth Paltrow, 48, “never wanted to get divorced” from ex Chris Martin, she recently said it helped her learn more about herself.  “I was then able to find the most amazing man,” she said of hubby Brad Falchuk, 50, “and build something that I’ve never had before.”

Who’s The Boss?-(Star)

Coney Island, March 23

Watch out, Chazz Palminteri!  Forest Whitaker was on the 68-year-old’s tail on the set of the Epix period drama The Godfather of Harlem.  In the series’ second season, Forest’s Ellsworth “Bumpy” Johnson faces off with Chazz’s mobster Joe Bonanno and his crime family to wrestle control over a profitable heroin pipeline.  Off-screen the two are actually good friends.  “He’s a real gentleman and wonderful actor,” the A Bronx Tale star has said of Forest, 59.  It takes one to know one:  Forest, an exec producer on the show, has nothing but praise for Chazz and the rest of the Emmy-winning cast-which includes Vincent D’Onofrio and Paul Sorvino:  “We’re all trying really hard to push each other to do the best possible work we can possibly do.”

Di-Vine Move-(Life & Style)

March 25

Heading home!  After months of filming in Germany, producers of the upcoming Princess Diana movie, Spencer, announced they’re shifting locations to the U.K.-and released a stunning new pic of leading lady Kristen Stewart in full costume.  “It’s hard not to feel protective over her,” K. Stew says of the icon who passed away in a car crash at age 36.  “She was so young.”


“They can’t afford me……They won’t ask me, though.  They’ll probably get, like, Luke Bryan or somebody.”-Adam Levine, on playing at pals Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani’s wedding.

“We check in.”-Justin Theroux, on staying in touch with ex-wife Jennifer Aniston.

“A friend of mine gave me his belly chain….and I wear it around my neck ‘cause it does not fit around my waist.”-Maya Rudolph, on the piece of Prince memorabilia she received.

Clapback of the Week-(In Touch)

Priyanka Chopra-

“Would love your thoughts on what qualifies someone.  Here are my 60-plus film credentials for your adept consideration.”

-to a critic who suggested she wasn’t qualified to announce the Oscar nominations.



Another Wild Turkey Attack

A Connecticut family received a shock when a turkey crashed through a window and left a path of destruction through their home.  Sammi Gonias, of West Norwalk, said that she and her daughter, Scarlett, 6, were making a dessert pizza when the turkey smashed through the dining room window.  The feeling of winter wrapped up in one place: that’s Adobe Stock. Open up a snow-sprinkled wonderland all your own with galleries, palettes, templates, tutorials, and audio to share some magic.  “Right before, we saw a couple turkeys walking in the yard, and two minutes later, one flew through the window,” Gonias told CT Insider. “I didn’t know what was happening. I saw a turkey on the floor and heard glass breaking.   It is so loud, it sounded like movie when someone crashed through window.”  Gonias said the turkey fought with her Jack Russel terrier, Carolyn, and rampaged through the kitchen, living room and dining room while her husband, Jason, attempted to catch it.  There were no injuries to the human or canine residents of the home and the turkey “left on its own accord,” the Police Department tweeted.  See the tweet HERE.
********These turkeys are out of control!! And we’re talking about the politicians, not the birds!!
******Is this the next horror franchise?? “Turk-nado!!!”
******The turkey cut a plea deal with cops and left!! 

Escaped Antelope

An antelope escaped from a petting zoo in Israel and was spotted galloping down the side of a busy highway before being recaptured.  The Israel Nature and Parks Authority said three eland antelopes escaped from a petting zoo in Lachish Park, along the southern bank of the Nahal Lachish River, when a group of unidentified suspects cut through the facility’s fence.  INPA personnel were able to quickly capture two of the loose animals Saturday morning when they were found wandering in Lachish Park, but one antelope, a female, remained missing.  A witness later captured video of the missing antelope running at the side of Highway 41 in Ashdod.  See the video HERE.
*******Yeah… just try catching it!!!
*****Meanwhile, down at the organic vegan farm, they reported an escaped cantaloupe!!

Hurricane Sandy Debris Found Miles Away

Narrow Dauphin Island, a barrier island in Alabama, was swamped by rising seawater and falling rain during Hurricane Sally, which made landfall near Gulf Shores on Sept. 16.  The hurricane dumped as much as 30 inches of torrential rainfall on the heart of Dixie and pummeled the coast with fierce winds. Erosion from Sally gnawed away at beaches and dunes.  Wreckages from fallen trees and splintered homes were scattered about the area south of Mobile, but one piece of debris was cast further than the rest.  While recently looking for seashells on the beach on Padre Island National Sea Shore in Texas, Chrissy Shahankary found a sign from a bed and breakfast on Dauphin Island: 800 miles away.  “As we were going down my husband spotted something floating face down in the water. There’s tons of debris down there. We didn’t know what it could possibly be. So, he goes out in the water and brings it back and it’s this beautiful sign. The only thing that was wrong with it was it was covered in shells and mussels,” Shahankary said.  She found the owners of the business “Harbor House” on social media to let them know of her find.  “She found us on Facebook with our Facebook page and sent me a message that they had found it,” owner Julie Lindsey said.
*******At least the owner wasn’t floating facedown!! That would’ve been worse!!!
******They went out looking for “a sign..” and they found it!!
TOPIC: The weirdest thing you’ve found on the beach!!

Volkswagen Apologizes For April Fools Prank

Volkswagen has apologized for “any confusion” as it admitted that an electric car PR stunt on Tuesday 30 March was an attempt at an April Fool’s joke.  News outlets globally reported then how the company’s US operation planned to change its name to ‘Voltswagen of America’ from May.  It has spent several years trying to restore its reputation in the country through a green future in the wake of the diesel-gate scandal.  But the company admitted late on Tuesday night, US time, that the name change was an April Fool’s joke and PR stunt to draw attention to the launch of its new SUV.  There has previously been frustration expressed by VW officials that its electric vehicle efforts have attracted less media and public attention than Tesla.  A spokesperson for VW later told the Reuters news agency it had intended to raise the profile of the new car in a “fun and interesting way”.
*******Meanwhile, they got in trouble with the SEC for perpetrating a hoax that pumped the stock price!! Oops!! Big no-no!!
*****They should start a new line with bigger seats and call it the “ButtWagen!!!”







Printer Ink Is So Expensive: Here’s How to Save Money

The Penny Hoarder


Don’t Buy Ink Directly from Big Brands

They charge a significant mark-up, and you’ll save money buying third party, Freiberger says. There are companies that specialize in selling generic ink cartridges, and Ebay is the best place to find them, says Lou Gimbutis, chief homebuyer with Property Solutions in Charlotte, North Carolina. He says that the five-pack of the cartridges he needs costs more than $70 at a major retailer, but he finds the five-pack on Ebay for $9 to $14. By buying ink in larger quantities, he pays just over $1 per cartridge.

Beware though, because many manufacturers require that you use their brand new ink cartridges or else you may void the warranty, says Thomas Cirignano, an author who prints numerous copies of his manuscripts for editing purposes.

“I believe some printer brands can actually monitor your Internet-connected printer so they can see if you are not adhering to this ink policy,” he says.


Try Remanufactured Cartridges

These ink cartridges are available at a fraction of the cost, Cirignano says. A new set of three color and one black brand-name cartridges costs around $100 for Cirignano’s printer. On Amazon, he purchases a complete set or remanufactured cartridges containing three colors and two of the larger black cartridges for less than $20 with free delivery.

“The key to purchasing quality refilled cartridges is to read reviews and to check the ink company’s warranty policy,” he says.

In recent years, when many cartridges have added smart-chips embedded within them, there are companies that will offer money for empty cartridges. It’s a win-win, Cirignano says.


Consider Refill Ink Cartridges

These allow you to buy ink separately and pour the ink inside yourself. This is a messy, DIY project and it’s easy to do it wrong. But if you’re good at DIY and don’t mind making a little mess, this could save you more than 50 percent in printer ink, Freiberger says.

Still, Gimbutis says that in his experience, ink and toner refills are more trouble than they’re worth. He’s owned a home-based business that relies heavily on direct mail since 2004, so he’s tried just about every way possible to get his printing costs down. Liquid ink cartridges tend to be relatively small, so the frequency of refilling is high per 1,000 pages printed, Gimbutis says.

“It’s also a messy process: The best of intentions often leave stained fingertips, surfaces and sometimes even printers.”

Toner cartridges for laser printers are larger and require refilling less often, but the process is time consuming and not always successful. To refill toner cartridges, you must drill a hole in the cartridge, fill it with powder and then re-seal. In both cases, you will typically need a new chip  that your printer recognizes every time you do this, otherwise it will refuse to print.


Check Out Subscription Services

Most of the major printer companies now offer subscription-based ink services that are cost-effective depending on your plan. For example, HP offers a plan with a monthly fee to print a specific number of pages per month. The fee includes the ink, shipping and recycling and it rolls over front month to month. If you need to print more pages, you will be billed the same price per page as the base plan. The most popular plan is $5 per month, and it includes ink for 100 pages of printing.


There are Also New Print Bottles

Within the last few years, a few major printer brands (Epson, Canon) have released ink in bottles that may be poured into reusable tanks. These are paired with EcoTank printers, and the ink is considerably less expensive than comparable ink (it’s about 3 cents per black page). The downside is that the actual printer is relatively high so this should only be considered as a way to save money for those who truly print often.


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