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Born on this day!!  Singer-actor Abbe Lane is 90. Actor Hal Williams (“227,” ″Sanford and Son”) is 87. Actor-singer Jane Birkin (“Death on the Nile,” “Evil Under the Sun”) is 75. Singer Joyce Vincent-Wilson of Tony Orlando and Dawn is 75. Actor Dee Wallace (“E.T.”) is 73. Bassist Cliff Williams of AC/DC is 72. Actor T.K. Carter (“The Corner,” “Punky Brewster”) is 65. Singer-guitarist Mike Scott of The Waterboys is 63. Singer-whistle player Peter “Spider” Stacy of The Pogues is 63. Actor Cynthia Gibb (TV’s “Fame”) is 58. Actor Nancy Valen (“Baywatch”) is 56. Actor Archie Kao (“Chicago P.D.”) is 52. Actor Natascha McElhone (TV’s “Californication,” film’s “The Truman Show”) is 52. Actor Michaela Watkins (“Trophy Wife,” ″The New Adventures of Old Christine”) is 50. Actor Miranda Hart (“Call the Midwife”) is 49. Singer Brian Dalyrimple of Soul for Real is 46. Actor KaDee Strickland (“Private Practice”) is 46. Actor Jackson Rathbone (“Twilight” movies) is 37. Actor Vanessa Hudgens is 33. Singer Tori Kelly is 29.


1799 – George Washington died at age 67.
1819 – Alabama became the 22nd state in the United States.
1911 – Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen became the first man to reach the South Pole, beating an expedition led by Robert F. Scott.
1939 – The Soviet Union was dropped from the League of Nations.
1967 – DNA synthesized for the first time.
1981 – Israel formally annexed the Golan Heights.
1985 – Wilma Mankiller became the first woman to lead a major American Indian tribe as she took office as principal chief of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma.
1989 – Nobel Peace laureate Andrei D. Sakharov died in Moscow at age 68.
2012 – Adam Lanza, age 20, forced his way into Sandy Hook Elementary School, in Newtown, Connecticut, and killed 26 people. The victims included 20 children between the ages of six and seven.

Today Is: AKC Champtionships, Asarah B’Tevet, Monkey Day, Yoga Day

Primetime TV (All Times Eastern)

CBS – 8:00 – FBI   /  9:00 – FBI Most Wanted /  10:00 – FBI Most Wanted
NBC – 8:00  – Grand Crew  /  8:30 – Grand Crew  /  9:00 – The Voice
ABC – 8:00 –  The Bachelorette   /  10:00 – Queens
FOX – 8:00 – I Can See Your Voice  /  9:00 – Gordon Ramsay’s Road Trip
CW – 8:00 –  The Flash  /  9:00 – Riverdale

TV Talk Shows

Jimmy Kimmel: RuPaul, Milky Chance
Jimmy Fallon: Matthew McConaughey, Alana Haim, Niko Moon
Stephen Colbert: Henry Cavill, Jonathan Groff
Seth Meyers: Will Forte, David Baddiel, Joe Russo
James Corden: Dwyane Wade, Tessa Thompson, Andrew Michaan
Watch What Happens Live: Katie Maloney-Schwartz, Scheana Shay, Brock Davies
The View: Letitia James, guest co-host Amanda Carpenter
The Talk: Sebastian Maniscalco, Katheryn Winnick
Live with Kelly and Ryan: Henry Cavill, Melba Wilson, guest co-host Mark Consuelos
Ellen DeGeneres: Scarlett Johansson, Bono
Wendy Williams: Guest host Sherri Shepherd
The Real: Gianni Paolo
Kelly Clarkson: Zachary Levi, Kurt & Brenda Warner, Marie Osmond
Tamron Hall: José Feliciano
Drew Barrymore: Kristin Davis, Gayle King

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

QUESTION: Will this be AWKWARD at the family Christmas? A woman accidentally LIVESTREAMS sex with hubby… and DAD tunes in!!!!!!!!!


QUESTION: Who is RON BURKLE?? A friend of Jeffrey Epstein and Bill Clinton, who just restored MJ’s NEVERLAND RANCH to pristine condition! Hmm..


QUESTION: Why do they call her the HUMAN LIE DETECTOR?? She can tell if you hate your present BY LOOKING AT YOUR EYES!! (and fake smile)


QUESTION: Is this the picture of a flying saucer that CRASH-LANDED ON MARS?? It was spotted by an “anomaly hunter,” who says YES!!!!!!
‘Crashed Flying Saucer’ Spotted On Mars

QUESTION: Is he RICH? Yes. Is he CRAZY? Yes. Is he TIME MAGAZINE’S PERSON OF THE YEAR??? Yes! It’s crazy, rich ELON MUSK!!!!!!!!!!!!
Elon Musk, founder and CEO of rocket company SpaceX and Tesla, was named Time's person of the year on December 13, 2021.

Kim K Passes Baby Bar Exam

Kim Kardashian celebrated passing a California law exam on Instagram Monday that she called the baby bar exam.  “Looking in the mirror, I am really proud of the woman looking back today in the reflection,” Kardashian said before noting that she previously failed the exam three times in two years.   “In California, the way I’m studying law you need to take 2 bar exams, this was just the first one but with the harder pass rate. I was told by top lawyers that this was a close to impossible journey and harder than the traditional law school route but it was my only option and it feels so so sooooo good to be here and on my way to achieving my goals,” Kardashian said.  She thanked her professors and others who have helped on her law school journey before mentioning her late father, Robert Kardashian.  “I know my dad would be so proud and he would actually be so shocked to know that this is my path now but he would have been my best study partner. I am told he was notorious for making fun of people who didn’t pass on their first attempt like he did, but he would have been my biggest cheerleader!” Kardashian said.
*****Kim says, “Now that I’ve passed the Baby Bar, I can represent babies in court!!!”
*****We were thinking it must be the “Bar for Babes,” right, guys?? Guys???
******She’ll be joining the personal injury firm of Dewey, Stickem and Howe!!!
******Her online school gave her passing grades after she submitted her picture on the rowing team and made a $500,000 “donation!!!”
****And she had to do the hair flip from “Legally Blonde!!”
*****She went to the same law school as Judge Reinhold!!!

Golden Globe Nominations

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association has announced the nominations for the 2022 Golden Globe Awards.  HFPA president Helen Hoehne and rapper Snoop Dogg unveiled the nominees during a live stream Monday.  The HBO series Succession leads the field in television with five nominations, followed by the Apple TV+ series The Morning Show and Ted Lasso with four nominations each.  Other TV nominees include the hit Netflix series Squid Game and the Hulu series Only Murders in the Building. HBO was the most-nominated TV outlet with 12 nominations, followed by Netflix and Hulu with 10 each and Apple TV+ with eight.  Power of the Dog and Belfast topped the field in film with seven nominations each. Netflix leads the field in film with 17 nominations for movies including Power of the Dog, Don’t Look Up and Tick, Tick… Boom!  See the full list BELOW.
********Didn’t the Globes get kicked off TV for being “too white??” Is that why they had Snoop reading the nominees??
******Shouldn’t they call that movie “”Power of the D-O-double G Dog???”
****He followed every title with the word “motherf’er!!” Try it yourself: “Tick, Tick.. Boom, Motherf’er!!!”

Dr. Oz Show Ending

On Monday, Sony Pictures Television confirmed it is retiring “The Dr. Oz Show” after 13 seasons.  Instead, the health advice talk show will be replaced with a new series co-hosted by Dr. Mehmet Oz’s daughter, Daphne Oz, titled “The Good Dish.” “Top Chef” judge Gail Simmons as well as “Next Food Star” winner Jamika Pessoa will join her as hosts.  “The Dr. Oz Show” began airing in 2009 after the celebrity heart surgeon rocketed to fame following his appearance on Oprah Winfrey’s show.  In November, he announced he is running for Pennsylvania’s open U.S. Senate seat as a Republican. Oz will bring his name recognition and wealth to a wide-open race that is expected to be among the nation’s most competitive and could determine control of the Senate in next year’s election.  In a one-minute video message on social media, the longtime New Jersey resident cast himself as a sort of champion for people’s health, who “took on the medical establishment to argue against costly drugs and skyrocketing medical bills” and is prepared to fight a government that he said has mishandled the COVID-19 pandemic.
*****His show has been on for 13 seasons, which means everyone in America now knows the proper way to poop!! His work is done!!
******Oprah, The View, CNN… they all loved him.. until he announced as a Republican. Now he’s the worsthuman being who ever lived!!!
****He went to medical school with Dr. Dre!!!

Kristin Davis Shocked By Aging Comments

Kristin Davis is angry that she and her “And Just Like That…” co-stars have been getting trolled for their appearance.  “Everyone wants to comment, pro or nay or whatever, on our hair and our faces and our this and our that. The level of intensity of it was a shock,” Davis recently told the Sunday Times’ Style Magazine, referring to castmates Sarah Jessica Parker and Cynthia Nixon.  Davis, who plays Charlotte York Goldenblatt on the “Sex and the City” reboot, admitted that she tries to ignore the hateful comments but is still furious that the criticism exists.  “I feel angry and I don’t want to feel angry all the time, so I don’t look at it, I just know it’s there,” she said, adding, “That’s the problem with social media, right, is that you don’t know what those people are doing. You don’t know anything about them.”  She continued, “They’re just hurling bombs at you. It makes me angry.”  Davis also reflected on the criticism she used to get back when she was in her 30s while filming the original series.  “They would write articles every week about how I was ‘pear-shaped,’ which I didn’t feel was a compliment at the time,” she said. “It would stress me out a fair amount because I couldn’t avoid it. I kind of feel like that’s how it is now too.”  She added that she’s surprised that not much has changed.  “But I also feel — I’m going to be blunt — I feel like, ‘F–k you. F–k you people, like, come over here and do it better.’ You know what I mean? Like, what are you doing?” she said.
*********The whole point of being a troll is to get a reaction… so don’t let them know you’re angry!! Right??
*******No one ever erected a statue to a critic!!!
******As we used to say, “If you can’t take the heat, stay out of the microwave!!”

Cop Featured In “Get Back” Documentary Speaks Out

The teenage police officer who shut down the Beatles’ famed rooftop concert is finally opening up about the incident more than a half-century later.  “It was just work, and it’s blown up into all this,” former London Metropolitan Police constable Ray Dagg, now 72, told the Sunday Times of London.  “It’s ridiculous, I just don’t understand it.” He was 19-years-old on Jan. 30, 1969 when he was summoned to address complaints about noise coming from the roof of the Beatles’ Apple Records headquarters at 3 Savile Row in London.  That was the day John, Paul, George and Ringo decided to perform a 42-minute set that included hits like “Get Back,” “Don’t Let Me Down” and “I Got a Feeling,” joined by celebrated American keyboardist Billy Preston.  “Well, at that time, I didn’t know that they would never play together again,” Dagg said. “At least there’s something on a film somewhere that will forever show that PC Ray Dagg shut down the Beatles.  “If that’s my lasting image of life, if that’s what people remember me for, that’s not bad. Thousands, millions of people don’t get remembered at all.”  Dagg, who left the Metropolitan Police six years after the incident, said he’s never actually owned a Beatles album, preferring instead the American duo Simon & Garfunkel.
****It’s too late to hit back at the Beatles!! They just don’t care!!
*****Bro, you didn’t break up the Beatles!! That was Yoko!!!

Mariah Carey Menu At McDonald’s

McDonald’s has teamed up with Mariah Carey for 12 days of free food that started Monday and continuing through Christmas Eve. Carey is the second female to be featured in McDonald’s U.S. celebrity campaign.  They previously rolled out limited-time celebrity meals based on stars’ favorite McDonald’s orders, including the Saweetie Meal last summer and “Famous Orders” with BTS, J Balvin and Travis Scott.  The “Mariah Menu” is different from the other celebrity collaborations and features a select free item each day through Christmas Eve with a $1 minimum purchase on McDonald’s mobile app. “Some of my favorite memories with my kids are our family trips to McDonald’s, and of course, each of us has our go-to order,” Carey said in a statement, adding hers is the cheeseburger with extra pickles. “Bringing together some of our favorite food from McDonald’s with my all-time favorite season is a holiday wish come true.”  The freebies will be available at participating locations and each is valid one time per day with a $1 minimum purchase on McDonald’s mobile app, excluding tax. More details will be available on the app.

  • 13: Big Mac
  • 14: McChicken
  • 15: Bakery item
  • 16: Six-piece Chicken McNuggets
  • 17: Cheeseburger
  • 18: Hotcakes
  • 19: McDouble
  • 20: Apple Pie
  • 21: Sausage McMuffin with Egg
  • 22: Double Cheeseburger
  • 23: Sausage Biscuit
  • 24: Chocolate Chip Cookies
    ******Future headline: “Mariah Carey eats her own Christmas menu.. gets stuck in chimney!!!”


Ripping The Tabloids (Throughout the week, we’ll give you the stories from that weeks tabs!)
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Will Won’t Let It Go!-(National Enquirer)

Funnyguy Will Ferrell still isn’t laughing about longtime director pal Adam McKay’s casting slight!  McKay originally chose Ferrell to play flamboyant L.A. Lakers owner Jerry Buss in an HBO series about the team, then opted for actor John C. Reilly instead because he looked more like Buss.  Adding insult to injury, Ferrell found out from Reilly that he’d lost the part.  Two years later, Ferrell and McKay-who worked together on “Anchorman” and “Step Brothers”-still aren’t talking.  “I should have called him, and I didn’t,” McKay said about the casting change.  “[Will] took it as a way deeper hurt than I ever imagined.”

…And More!-(Globe)

It’s a jolly PDA-filled season for Casey Affleck, 46, spotted candooling with actress Caylee Cowan, who at 23 is exactly half his age!

Christmas Without the Kids-(Us Weekly)

Brad Pitt’s holiday season is off to a rocky start.  The actor will likely be spending Christmas without the younger children he shares with Angelina Jolie.  “Angelina’s team notified Brad’s lawyers not to expect the kids, essentially saying it wasn’t a guarantee,” a source says, adding that Pitt was “livid” but not surprised.  “This hasn’t been the first holiday season that there has been drama,” explains the source, “and it won’t be the last.”  Continues the source:  “It’s been a nightmare for Brad to keep jumping through hoops to spend any quality one-on-one time with the kids.  But he has no choice but to abide by the legal process.  It’s his only option.”

Common & Tiffany:  What Went Wrong-(Star)

It’s over!  Tiffany Haddish and Common have called it quits after more than a year of dating-and a source says his reluctance to start a family is partly to blame.  Having grown up in foster care, the Girls’ Trip star, 41, has been very vocal about wanting to adopt, revealing in June that she had already begun looking into the process.  But the rapper, 49, who has a 21-year-old daughter named Assata, who he shares with CNN political analyst Angela Reye, “doesn’t want more,” says the source.  Realizing there was no changing the other’s mind, the pair parted ways.  “At the end of the day, Tiffany and Common both want the best for each other,” adds the source.  “They’ve even promised to remain friends.”

Runaway Groom:  Aaron Rodgers-(Life & Style)

When Aaron Rodgers and Shailene Woodley fast-tracked their engagement in February after less than a year of dating, many believed they’d be wed by the time football season rolled around.  Wrong!  “There’s no wedding-planning happening,” Shailene, 30, admitted in July.  “There’s no rush.”  But she’s not the one stalling, a source says-Aaron, 38, is.  “He’s a little insecure because he feels like she’s too smart for him.  He’s intimidated by her even though he loves her with all his heart.  Frankly, the idea of marriage terrifies him.”


“He was sweet but boring….he was a country boy!”-Rita Moreno, on her dates with Elvis Presley.

“It was quite creepy….but it was also quite sweet.”-Keira Knightley, on the time a fan re-created the Love Actually cue card scene for her.

“I decorate the day after Halloween….I call it giving thanks for Christmas.”-Octavia Spencer, on why she decorates for the holidays early.

Critic of the Week-(In Touch)

Tom Ford

“I felt as though I had lived through a hurricane.  I often laughed out loud, but was I supposed to?”

-on watching House of Gucci, about the fashion house where he once served as creative director.



Dog Reunited After Cross-Country Move

A dog who became lost in the Chicago area during her family’s cross-country move was reunited with her owners more than 10 days later thanks to local volunteers.  Siena Gailloux said her family was in the process of moving from Nebraska to Massachusetts on the day before Thanksgiving when their dog, Sandy, became startled during a walk in Lansing, Ill., and pulled free from Gailloux’s mother.  “Sandy was already a little stressed out because of the move and a lady screamed and Sandy just bolted and pulled the leash right out of my mom’s hand,” Gailloux told WLS-TV.  Gailloux’s mother reported the dog missing to local police and animal shelters while Gailloux posted notices about Sandy’s disappearance to Facebook.  Ellen Hogan Mulvey, a local dog rescuer, saw the posts and contacted Gailloux’s family to offer her assistance.  Mulvey and a group of local animal activists put up flyers bearing Sandy’s photo and set up feeding stations and cameras in the area to attempt to locate the wayward canine.  Mulvey said a report of a Sandy sighting came in several days later and a trap was set up with food and some clothing bearing Gailloux’s scent as bait.  “She didn’t come until 7 p.m., but she was comfortable going in because she had been in earlier that morning and the trap went down when she went in,” Mulvey said.
********She had spent the whole time shacked up with a sexy pit bull!!
*******If only they cared this much about their kids!!
TOPIC: Ever have a pet go missing?? Was there a happy ending??

Kitten Rescued From Dryer Vent

Firefighters in New York responded to a home under construction to rescue a small kitten that became stuck inside a dryer vent.  The Bridgehampton Fire Department said crews responded to a home under construction in Water Mill and spent more than an hour cutting and removing sections of the vent and surrounding materials until they could reach the 4-to-5-month-old kitten.  Southampton Town Animal Control Officer Colleen Kidd took the kitten to a local animal shelter, where officials said it will soon be available for adoption.  “As we proceed into a colder time of the year, it is always possible that animals may seek warmth under decks, in deep window wells, or even in places like a dryer vent as we saw here, to escape the cold,” Cathy Antos, Southampton’s supervising town animal control officer, said in a news release.
*******ALWAYS clean out the lint… and the fur!!!
*******If only they cared this much about their kids!!!
******We got stuck in a dryer vent one time, and mom said, “Let us know when you get out!!”

15 Year-Old Graduates From College

A 15-year-old boy is set to become the youngest graduate in the history of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, when he is presented with his fifth degree next week.  Jack Rico is scheduled to graduate with a bachelor’s degree, and officials said the accomplishment will make him the youngest graduate in the history of the school.  Rico previously earned four associate degrees in two years from California’s Fullerton College. He graduated from Fullerton at age 13, becoming that school’s youngest-ever graduate.  Rico said he struck out to find his own path to education after failing the third grade.  “No one child is the same, in that some kids thrive in a public school setting; others thrive in a homeschool setting, and I feel like it should be the kid’s choice,” Rico told KTNV-TV. They should look into what is best for them and their education.”
*******Most kids think what’s best for them is to stay in their room and play video games!!
*****He’s the youngest graduate ever.. and also the youngest person ever with $200,000 in loan debt!!
*****He did fail 3rd grade… but he was drinking a lot back then!!

Flamethrower Used In Parking Dispute

A Florida man angry over his neighbors’ parking habits sprayed fire from a commercial flamethrower toward a car with three teenagers inside, police said. No one was hurt.  Andre Abrams, of Gainesville, is facing three counts of felony aggravated assault with a deadly weapon without intending to kill, according to court records. He posted a $15,000 bond last week and is awaiting a decision whether prosecutors will formally file criminal charges.  The mother of one of the teens, Ashley Gainey, said Abrams frequently sprayed the flamethrower to scare off guests at her home. Gainey’s daughter, Nate’talya Baker, 16, fled the car with her friends as Abrams continued to spray flames toward them, police said.  “When he shoots it, it lights the whole road up,” Gainey said. “It’s like it’s daylight outside. He’ll do it in the middle of the night.”  In his arrest report, police identified the weapon in the Nov. 30 incident as an XM42 Lite Flamethrower, which shoots flames up to 20 feet and is manufactured by X Products LLC of Vancouver, Washington. It sells for about $900 online.
********We should had those on January 6th! We could have roasted marshmallows!!
*******In which movie does Leonardo DiCaprio use a flamethrower on the Manson Family?? (One Upon a Time in Hollywood!!)
*****He’s carrying a torch for you!!!









Best Television Series, Drama


The Morning Show


Squid Game


Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series, Drama

Uzo Aduba, In Treatment

Jennifer Aniston, The Morning Show

Christine Baranski, The Good Fight


Elisabeth Moss, The Handmaid’s Tale

Michaela Jaé Rodriguez, Pose

Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series, Drama

Brian Cox, Succession

Lee Jung-jae, Squid Game

Billy Porter, Pose

Jeremy Strong, Succession

Omar Sy, Lupin

Best Television Series, Musical or Comedy

The Great


Only Murders in the Building

Reservation Dogs

Ted Lasso

Best Actress in a TV Series, Musical or Comedy

Hannah Einbinder, Hacks

Elle Fanning, The Great

Issa Rae, Insecure

Tracee Ellis Ross, Black-ish

Jean Smart, Hacks

Best Actor in a TV Series, Musical or Comedy

Anthony Anderson, Black-ish

Nicholas Hoult, The Great

Steve Martin, Only Murders in the Building

Martin Short, Only Murders in the Building

Jason Sudeikis, Ted Lasso

Best Motion Picture, Drama




King Richard

The Power of the Dog

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture, Drama

Jessica Chastain, The Eyes of Tammy Faye

Olivia Colman, The Lost Daughter

Nicole Kidman, Being the Ricardos

Lady Gaga, House of Gucci

Kristen Stewart, Spencer

Best Supporting Actress, Motion Picture

Caitríona Balfe, Belfast

Ariana DeBose, West Side Story

Kirsten Dunst, The Power of the Dog

Aunjanue Ellis, King Richard

Ruth Negga, Passing

Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama


Mahershala Ali, Swan Song

Javier Bardem, Being the Ricardos

Benedict Cumberbatch, The Power of the Dog

Will Smith, King Richard

Denzel Washington, The Tragedy of Macbeth

Best Supporting Actor, Motion Picture

Ben Affleck, The Tender Bar

Jamie Dornan, Belfast

Ciarán Hinds, Belfast

Troy Kotsur, CODA

Kodi Smit-McPhee, The Power of the Dog

Best Picture, Musical or Comedy


Don’t Look Up

Licorice Pizza

Tick, Tick… Boom!

West Side Story

Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy

Marion Cotillard, Annette

Alana Haim, Licorice Pizza

Jennifer Lawrence, Don’t Look Up

Emma Stone, Cruella

Rachel Zegler, West Side Story

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy

Leonardo DiCaprio, Don’t Look Up

Peter Dinklage, Cyrano

Andrew Garfield, Tick, Tick… Boom!

Cooper Hoffman, Licorice Pizza

Anthony Ramos, In the Heights


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