Born on this day!! Actor Darryl Hickman (“The Grapes of Wrath”) is 89. Cartoonist Jim Davis (“Garfield”) is 75. Actor Linda Kelsey (“Lou Grant”) is 74. Singer Jonathan Edwards is 74. Actor Sally Struthers is 73. Drummer Simon Kirke of Bad Company is 71. Guitarist Steve Morse of Deep Purple is 66. CBS News anchor Scott Pelley is 63. Bassist Marc Perlman of The Jayhawks is 59. Actor Michael Hayden (“Murder One”) is 57. Actor Lori Loughlin (“90210,” ″Full House”) is 56. Jazz trombonist Delfeayo Marsalis is 55. Actor Elizabeth Berkley (“Showgirls,” ″Saved By The Bell”) is 48. Singer Afroman is 46. Drummer Todd Anderson of Heartland is 45. Singer Jacoby Shaddix of Papa Roach is 44. Actor John David Washington (“BlacKkKlansman”) is 36. Actor Jon Michael Hill (“Elementary”) is 35. Actor Dustin Milligan (“90210”) is 35. Rapper Soulja Boy is 30.
THIS DAY IN GENIUS HISTORY
1794 – Robespierre, one of the leading figures of the French Revolution, was sent to the guillotine.
1540 – King Henry VIII of England’s chief minister, Thomas Cromwell, was executed and Henry married his fifth wife, Catherine Howard.
1750 – The great baroque composer Johann Sebastian Bach died.
1821 – Peru declared its independence from Spain.
1868 – The 14th Amendment to the Constitution, which established the citizenship of African Americans and guaranteed due process of law, was ratified.
1914 – Austria-Hungary declared war on Serbia, precipitating the start of World War I.
1932 – Herbert Hoover ordered Douglas MacArthur to evict the Bonus Marchers from their camps.
2002 – Nine Pennsylvania coal miners were rescued after 77 hours of being trapped in a mine shaft.
Today Is: Buffalo Soldiers Day, National Milk Chocolate Day, National Waterpark Day, Parents’ Day, World Hepatitis Day
TODAY ON TV!
Primetime TV (All Times Eastern)
CBS – 8:00 – NCIS / 9:00 – FBI / 10:00 – FBI Most Wanted
NBC – 8:00 – America’s Got Talent / 10:00 – World Of Dance
ABC – 8:00 – Modern Family / 8:30 – Modern Family / 9:00 – Black-ish / 9:30 – Mixed-ish / 10:00 – What Would You Do?
FOX – 8:00 – Hell’s Kitchen / 9:00 – Prodigal Son
CW – 8:00 – Stargirl / 9:00 – Tell Me A Story
TV Talk Shows
Jimmy Fallon: Michael Che, Angel Olsen
Stephen Colbert: Ibram X. Kendi, Patton Oswalt (R 6/25/20)
Seth Meyers: Cameron Diaz, Jason Aldean
James Corden: Dan Levy, Meghan Trainor (R 4/14/20)
Lilly Singh: Christina Hendricks (R 5/6/20)
Daily Show: The Daily Social Distancing Show
Conan: Kevin Bacon
The View: Andy Cohen
The Talk: Howie Mandel, Leeza Gibbons
Live with Kelly and Ryan: Christopher Meloni, Katie Brown
Ellen DeGeneres: Adam Levine, Maroon 5, Nicholas Braun, Tiffany Haddish (R 10/7/19)
Wendy Williams: Cheryl Hines, Kardea Brown (R 2/4/20)
The Real: Jerrika Hinton (R 2/25/20)
Kelly Clarkson: Lin-Manuel Miranda, Phillipa Soo, Renée Elise Goldsberry, Jasmine Cephas Jones, Leslie Odom Jr., Daveed Diggs, Chris Jackson, Okieriete Onaodowan (R 7/2/20)
Tamron Hall: Janelle Monáe, Misty Copeland (R 5/26/20)
WHAT ARE YOU TALKIN’ ABOUT? Here are today’s PPM-Friendly Topics!
QUESTION: Did you know we have a national COIN SHORTAGE? This Chick-fil-A location is offering FREE FOOD if you pay with coins!! Yes, it’s that bad!!!!!
QUESTION: Is she really ON THE BUBBLE?? Reports of abuse on the “Ellen” set have led to an investigation by WarnerMedia, according to Variety Magazine!
QUESTION: Think you know EVERYTHING ABOUT “Megxit??” Check out these NINE EXPLOSIVE CLAIMS in the new biography that’s got the royals upset!!!!!
QUESTION: Naming a baby??? Would you name her CORONA?? It’s now one of the 100 most-searched-for girls’ names on a naming website! (Last name: “Virus?”)
QUESTION: Need to know what someone is feeling BEHIND THEIR FACE MASK?? From “happy” to “infuriated..” this handy chart is a great reference tool!!!!!!!!!!
Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson have officially become citizens of Greece. Greek prime minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis shared the news Saturday on Instagram, months after signing an honorary naturalization order that offered they and their children Greek citizenship. In a photo, Hanks and Wilson show off their new Greek passports while posing with Mitsotakis and his wife, Mareva Grabowski. “@ritawilson @tomhanks are now proud Greek citizens!” Mitsotakis captioned the post. Wilson is of Greek heritage, while Hanks is a Greek Orthodox convert. The couple often vacation in Greece, where they own property in Antiparos, and have produced films based on Greece and the Greek community, including My Big Fat Greek Wedding. Hanks and Wilson were offered honorary citizenship in December after the couple helped raise awareness about the 2018 wildfires near Athens that killed dozens of people and destroyed hundreds of homes. “Tom Hanks is a person who showed real interest in the people who suffered from the fire in Mati and promoted this issue in the global media,” Greek interior minister Takis Theodorikakos said in a statement at the time.
*****They’re getting out of the U.S.A. just in time!!!
*******Tom will now be living on a diet of grape leaves and baklava!!!
******They also made him an admiral in the Greek Navy!! (don’t ask)
The ladies from “Friends” are joining forces on social media to encourage their fans to vote in the upcoming November presidential election. Lisa Kudrow, Courteney Cox and Jennifer Aniston got together for a photo designed to encourage people to register to vote and remind them that the election is less than 100 days away. On Sunday, Kudrow, who played Phoebe Buffay on the hit 1990s sitcom, took to Instagram to share a photo of the three ladies beaming while standing shoulder-to-shoulder outside. It’s unclear when the photo was taken, but given the fact that they’re standing in close proximity to one another and not wearing masks, it’s possible they took the snap prior to COVID-19 prompting everyone to practice social distancing. “Friends don’t let friends skip elections. Text FRIENDS to 26797 to make sure you are registered. And tag your friends below to remind them to check their registration,” she captioned the image. Cox shared a similar message with her fans, only she posted a video from the shoot in which Aniston whispers something in her ear prior to the snap being taken. Aniston, meanwhile, shared an image of her character, Rachel Green, looking surprised along with a reminder that the election is 100 days away.
******Jennifer Aniston was also surprised when someone told her what year it was!!
******We don’t have to vote here in California!! They’ve already marked all the ballots!!
****If BIden takes Phoebe as his running mate, we’re all in!!
Taylor Swift stunned fans when she released her new album “folklore” last week and “Swiftie” Natalia Bryant was even more surprised when she sent her a special gift. The 17-year-old daughter of the late Kobe Bryant posed with the gift, a cardigan, which is also the title of Swift’s first single from the album. Natalia’s mom, Vanessa Bryant, shared the sweet photo on social media. “Thank you @taylorswift #Cardigan,” she wrote. Natalia also shared a message for Swift via her Instagram Story. She wrote, “Thank you SO much @taylorswift! I am OBSESSED with ‘folklore.’” Swift first reached out to the Bryant family to send condolences after Kobe and his 13-year-old daughter, Gianna, died in January in a tragic helicopter crash along with seven others in Calabasas, Calif. “My heart is in pieces hearing the news of this unimaginable tragedy,” she wrote at the time. Kobe was also a huge Swift fan and made an appearance during her “1989” world tour.
********Kobe WAS a great dad!! Listening to Taylor Swift is above and beyond the call of duty!!
Ryan Reynolds showed his support for a fellow Canadian on Saturday after learning the tragic story of her stolen Build-A-Bear. “Vancouver: $5,000 to anyone who returns this bear to Mara. Zero questions asked. I think we all need this bear to come home,” Reynolds wrote on Twitter. He also retweeted an article from CBC which explained the significance of the stuffed animal to Vancouver resident Mara Soriano. Soriano, 28, had her late mother’s voice recorded and put into a custom Build-A-Bear after her mother went into hospice care for cancer treatment. “At hospice her voice was different. Much softer. Not the mom I grew up with,” she told CBC. “That bear is the last memory I have of her speaking in her normal voice. She said that she loved me and she was proud of me and that she’ll always be with me.” Soriano’s mom died of cancer in June 2019. The Vancouver resident explained that the bear was stolen while she was distracted as she unpacked a van after moving.
********Well, THAT’S a sad story!!!!
Amber Heard accused Johnny Depp of being a “needy man-child” who soiled himself during benders — while others had to clean up his “s–t, vomit and piss” like “a baby,” a UK court heard Monday. She detailed how Depp has “embarrassed” himself “countless times” in an angry email that she drafted in 2013 — two years before their wedding — but never ended up sending, London’s High Court heard. “I have put up with so much. I have cleaned s–t, vomit and piss up both literally and figuratively,” Heard allegedly wrote in the email, which was partly read by The Sun’s lawyer, Sasha Wass, during closing arguments in Depp’s libel trial. “A real man doesn’t need to be cared for like a baby … I watch as other grown men have to wipe you, basically,” she wrote of the “enablers” she claimed Depp paid to help cover up the aftermath, the court heard. “Yesterday, I saw you pass out, amongst vomiting, three times,” she allegedly wrote, with the star’s late security chief having to pick him up each time. Another staffer also complained about “how many times he’s had to break into locked doors to wake you up, after passing out on the toilet,” Heard wrote in the email. “If someone filmed you while you were in this state you would be mortified,” she complained. “It’s embarrassing just watching it happen.”
******He’s a “needy man child??” Just get to the bottom line: he’s an ACTOR!!
*******And you thought he was ACTING in “Pirates??”
*****Even Keith Richards was like, “Bro!! Get it together!!”
Ripping The Tabloids (Throughout the week, we’ll give you the stories from that weeks tabs!)
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Battling Justin & Jessica Too Close For Comfort!-(National Enquirer)
Justin Timberlake, 39, and Jessica Biel are quarreling in quarantine, and pals fear the married pair is headed for a split, insiders say. “Jessica and Justin are having problems again,” spilled a source. “They’ve been together for too long in lockdown, and it’s weighed on them. Friends are worried they won’t stay together.” The couple’s squabbling resumed after Jessica, 38, caught her flirty husband trading cutesy online comments with his ex Britney Spears, causing “The Sinner” star to fume, sources dished. As reported, Justin and Jessica’s seven year marriage has been hanging by a thread since November. That’s when he was busted getting handsy with “Palmer” co-star Alisha Wainwright, 31, during a boozy night out in New Orleans-and insiders snitched he’s been fighting to regain his wife’s trust ever since! Though the source said the couple was “good” during the start of the pandemic, now “they are bickering and having escalated fights. It gets heated because they are both strong-willed.”
Kate Beckinsale Kids Around-(Globe)
Kate Beckinsale, fast approaching the 5-0, clawed back when an online troll accused her of acting like a cougar! The Brit beauty, 47, who’s locked down in L.A. with boyfriend singer Goody Grace, 23, had a four-month romance last year with SNL comic Pete Davidson, 26, and dated actor Matt Rife, 24, in 2017. “Why do you keep dating guys that could be your children?” snarled the internet busybody. Kate, who’s mom to 21-year-old actress Lily Mo Sheen, shot back: “Every relationship I have had has been solely to annoy you.” When a nosy follower followed up, asking: “Midlife crisis?” the “Underworld” vamp quipped: “Nailed it, mate!”
Garrett & Emma: Big Baby Steps-(Us Weekly)
Emma Roberts and Garrett Hedlund have been dating for more than a year, but the duo “really weren’t thinking about future serious steps,” a source says. “Their relationship was based on social outings and having fun.” That’s all about to change now that they’ve got a baby on board! The source says that although Roberts, 29, and Hedlund, 35, had planned to become parents, they’re “surprised, shocked and happy at the same time, and so are their families.”
Traveled down a road and back again! Who knew the Golden Girls house was actually in Brentwood, Calif.? The home, used for exteriors during the first season of the beloved Miami-set TV series, is on the market. The 3,000-square-foot property features four bedrooms and a mid-century modern interior. There’s one catch: Fans of the cheesecake-eating, wisecracking GG ladies are constantly stopping by to snap pics. One gawker even asked to propose to his superfan girlfriend in the front yard!
Throwback! Justin Bieber-(Life & Style)
A born performer! As a young child growing up in Stratford, Ontario, Justin taught himself how to play the guitar, piano, trumpet and drums. “I’m [at my] best in the studio or onstage,” the pop star’s said. “When you’re doing what you’re good at, you feel like who you’re supposed to be.”
“It may have seemed like some…..boy toy kind of situation to some people looking at it from the outside, but she treated me with incredible respect.”-Jim Carrey, on dating Linda Ronstadt in the ‘80s.
“I don’t think we had any intellectual idea about us being up-and-comers in a big movie because we didn’t know we were in a big movie.”-Alicia Silverstone, on Cluess’ legacy 25 years later.
“People treated me differently when I was Annie, because Annie was so much nicer, and Hallie was kinda like me.”-Lindsay Lohan, on how people on the Parent Trap set would treat her differently depending on which twin she was dressed as.
Number of the Week-(In Touch)
700,000 -water bottles donated by The Rock to health care workers.
Elvis Impersonator Breaks Record
A Norwegian Elvis Presley impersonator broke a Guinness World Record by performing the famed singer’s catalog for 50 hours, 50 minutes and 50 seconds. Kjell Henning Bjornstad, 52, aka Kjell Elvis, started performing Thursday at a bar in Oslo, and continued to sing until he reached his goal of 50 hours, 50 minutes and 50 seconds on Saturday. Bjornstad had previously broken the record for longest Elvis Presley singing marathon in 2003, but his record was broken the next year by German singer Thomas “Curtis” Gathje, whose record of 43 hours, 11 minutes and 11 seconds stood until being challenged by Bjornstad this month. The singer, who was left hoarse following his successful Guinness World Record attempt, said it was the last time he will attempt a singing marathon world record.
********To which we all say, “Thank you!! Thank you very much!!”
*******He rewarded himself with a big bowl of bacon!!!
*******He started out as Fat Elvis… by the end, he was Skinny Elvis!!
St. Bernard Rescued From Mountain
A St. Bernard, a breed of dog famous for conducting mountain rescues, was the subject of a rescue when it collapsed on England’s highest mountain. The Wasdale Mountain Rescue Team said in a Facebook post the owners of the dog, named Daisy, contacted rescuers to report the St. Bernard had collapsed and appeared to be experiencing pain in her hind legs while descending Scafell Pike in northwest England. The team said it took a 16 group members about five hours to successfully bring Daisy back to where her owners could transport her in a vehicle. “Daisy’s owners were able to keep her well-hydrated and fed until team members were able to get on scene with a stretcher to help get them moving again quickly as the weather was due to deteriorate later that evening,” the rescue team said. The team carried the 121-pound dog, who the post said had “a hard start in life” before being rescued by her owners just a few months ago, down the mountain on the stretcher. See the video HERE.
*******Her Dog Days are over!!
*******A nearby cat said, “She’s got game!!”
*******St. Bernards usually carry a flask of brandy around their neck (true)!! So everyone had a good time!!
Beer Spills All Over The Highway!
An overturned tractor-trailer created an unusual traffic hazard Monday morning when it spilled beer all over the New Jersey side of the Ben Franklin Bridge. Police said the tractor-trailer driver lost control about 6 a.m. Monday on Route 676 southbound, just across the Ben Franklin Bridge from Pennsylvania, and the vehicle landed on its side. Officials said the truck was carrying a load of beer, which spilled across the roadway. Crews were on scene to clean up the mess. The driver of the truck was treated for minor injuries.
*********No problem, it was Coors Light!! So basically… water!!!
*******The beer poured down the side of the truck so… no foam!!
*******A truck full of pretzels rushed to the scene!!
Man Breaks Strange Watermelon Record
A serial record breaker armed himself with a machete and chopped through 50 watermelons placed on the head of a friend in 60 seconds. Ashrita Furman, whose Guinness World Record-breaking career has included more than 600 titles, chopped through 50 watermelons placed on Homagni Baptista’s head in Karambunai, Sabath, Malaysia. The number was enough for Furman to capture another world record title, Guinness said. Furman previously made headlines when he used a machete to chop through 26 watermelons placed on his own stomach in 1 minute. See the video HERE.
********He’s grateful to his late friend for helping him!!
********This guy is fun at a picnic!!
*******When he shows up, they say, “You didn’t being your machete, did you??”
STUFF THAT’S COOL AND VIRAL
VIDEO: SWING VERSION OF NIRVANA’S “COME AS YOU ARE”
VIDEO: GIANT ROBOT IN JAPAN WALKS!!!!
VIDEO: ITALIAN GUY SINGS ANOTHER “STAY AT HOME” SONG!
A LIST FOR TUESDAY
Here’s the full list of what’s being added to Netflix in August:
Super Monsters: The New Class (Netflix Original)
A Knight’s Tale
Acts of Violence
The Addams Family (1991)
Being John Malkovich
Death at a Funeral
Dennis the Menace
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
Iron Man: Armored Adventures Seasons 1-2
The Lost World: Jurassic Park
Jurassic Park III
Mad Max (1979)
My Perfect Landing Season 1
Nagi-Asu: A Lull in the Sea Season 1
The NeverEnding Story
The NeverEnding Story 2: The Next Chapter
The Next Step Season 6
Nights in Rodanthe
Operation Ouch Season 1
Operation Ouch Special
Toradora! Season 1
Transformers Rescue Bots Academy Season 2
The Ugly Truth
What Keeps You Alive
Connected (Netflix Original)
Immigration Nation (Netflix Original)
A! Go! Go! Cory Carson Summer Camp (Netflix Original)
Malibu Rescue: The Next Wave (Netflix Original)
Mundo Mistério (Mystery Lab) (Netflix Original)
Sam Jay 3: In the Morning (Netflix Original)
Anelka: L’Incompris (Anelka: Misunderstood) (Netflix Original)
World’s Most Wanted (Netflix Original)
The Rain Season 3 (Netflix Original)
The Seven Deadly Sins: Imperial Wrath of the Gods (Netflix Original)
Alta Mar (High Seas) (Netflix Original)
Berlin, Berlin (Netflix Original)
The Magic School Bus Rides Again Kids in Space (Netflix Original)
¡Nailed it! México Season 2 (Netflix Original)
The New Legends of Monkey Season 2 (Netflix Original)
Selling Sunset Season 3 (Netflix Original)
Sing On! Germany (Netflix Original)
Tiny Creatures (Netflix Original)
Wizards: The Tale of Arcadia (Netflix Original)
Word Party Songs (Netflix Original)
Work It (Netflix Original)
We Summon the Darkness
Game On: A Comedy Crossover Event (Netflix Original)
Mr. Peabody & Sherman
Rob Schneider: Asian Momma, Mexican Kids (Netflix Original)
Scary Movie 5
(Un)Well (Netflix Original)
Safety Not Guaranteed
Une fille facile (An Easy Girl) (Netflix Original)
3% Season 4 (Netflix Original)
El robo del siglo (Netflix Original)
Fearless (Netflix Original)
Glow Up Season 2 (Netflix Original)
Project Power (Netflix Original)
The Legend of Korra: Book One: Air
The Legend of Korra: Book Two: Spirits
The Legend of Korra: Book Three: Change
The Legend of Korra: Book Four: Balance
Octonauts & the Caves of Sac Actun (Netflix Original)
Teenage Bounty Hunters (Netflix Original)
Rita Season 4 (Netflix Original)
Stranger Season 2 (Netflix Original)
Les Misérables (2012)
Crazy Awesome Teachers (Netflix Original)
Glitch Techs Season 2 (Netflix Original)
Crímenes de familia (The Crimes That Bind) (Netflix Original)
DeMarcus Family Rules (Netflix Original)
High Score (Netflix Original)
Biohackers (Netflix Original)
Great Pretender (Netflix Original)
John Was Trying to Contact Aliens (Netflix Original)
Alien TV (Netflix Original)
Fuego negro (Netflix Original)
Hoops (Netflix Original)
Lucifer Season 5 (Netflix Original)
Rust Valley Restorers Season 3 (Netflix Original)
The Sleepover (Netflix Original)
Septembers of Shiraz
Emily’s Wonder Lab (Netflix Original)
Trinkets Season 2 (Netflix Original)
Do Do Sol Sol La La Sol (Netflix Original)
La venganza de Analía (Netflix Original)
Million Dollar Beach House (Netflix Original)
Rising Phoenix (Netflix Original)
Aggretsuko Season 3 (Netflix Original)
The Bridge Curse
The Frozen Ground
All Together Now (Netflix Original)
Cobra Kai Seasons 1-2 (Netflix Original)
I Am a Killer: Released (Netflix Original)
Orígenes secretos (Unknown Origins) (Netflix Original)
Quantum of Solace
Arashi’s Diary -Voyage- Episode 11 (Netflix Original)
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