Born on this day!! Actor William Shatner is 91. Actor M. Emmet Walsh is 87. Singer Jeremy Clyde of Chad and Jeremy is 81. Singer-guitarist George Benson is 79. News anchor Wolf Blitzer is 74. Composer Andrew Lloyd Webber is 74. Actor Fanny Ardant is 73. Sportscaster Bob Costas is 70. Country singer James House is 67. Actor Lena Olin is 67. Singer-actor Stephanie Mills is 65. Actor Matthew Modine is 63. Comedian Keegan-Michael Key (Key and Peele) is 51. Actor Will Yun Lee (“Hawaii Five-0″) is 51. Actor Guillermo Diaz (“Scandal”) is 47. Actor Anne Dudek (“Mad Men”) is 47. Actor Cole Hauser (TV’s “Yellowstone”) is 47. Actor Kellie Williams (“Family Matters”) is 46. Actor Reese Witherspoon is 46. Drummer John Otto of Limp Bizkit is 45. Actor Tiffany Dupont (“Murder in the First”) is 41. Rapper Mims is 41. Actor Constance Wu (film’s “Crazy Rich Asians,” TV’s “Fresh Off The Boat”) is 40. Guitarist Lincoln Parish of Cage The Elephant is 32.
THIS DAY IN GENIUS HISTORY
1895 – Auguste and Louis Lumiere first demonstrated motion pictures using celluloid film in Paris.
1765 – The Stamp Act was enacted on the American colonies by Britain.
1820 – U.S. naval hero Stephen Decatur was killed in a duel with dishonored former Chesapeake captain James Barron.
1894 – The first Stanley Cup championship game was played. The Montreal Amateur Athletic Association (which won the cup unchallenged the previous year) triumphed over the Ottawa Capitals.
1933 – The first German concentration camp was opened at Dachau.
1945 – The Arab League was formed in Cairo, by Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, and Syria.
1972 – Congress approved the Equal Rights Amendment and sent it to be ratified by the states. The amendment would fail to get the required 38 states to ratify it.
1997 – Comet Hale-Bopp made its closest approach to Earth in the skies over the northern hemisphere. The comet’s next pass is predicted for the year 4397.
2012 – Amadou Toumani Tour, The President of Mali, was ousted in a coup d’tat.
Today Is: American Diabetes Association Alert Day, As Young As You Feel Day, International Day of The Seal, National Agriculture Day, National Goof-off Day, Talk Like William Shatner Day, Tuskegee Airmen Day, World Day for Water, World Day of Metta
TODAY ON TV!
Primetime TV (All Times Eastern)
CBS – 8:00 – FBI / 9:00 – FBI International / 10:00 – FBI Most Wanted
NBC – 8:00 – Young Rock / 8:30 – Mr. Mayor / 9:00 – This Is Us / 10:00 – The Thing About Pam
ABC – 8:00 – Judge Steve Harvey / 9:00 – Abbot Elementary / 9:30 – Blackish / 10:00 – To Tell The Truth
FOX – 8:00 – iHeart Radio Awards
CW – 8:00 – Superman and Lois / 9:00 – Naomi
TV Talk Shows
Jimmy Kimmel: Jamie Lee Curtis, Brian Tyree Henry, Coin
Jimmy Fallon: Desus & Mero, Lily Collins, Brothers Osborne
Stephen Colbert: Andy Serkis, Fiona Hill, Sara Bareilles, Josh Groban (R 3/2/22)
Seth Meyers: Amanda Seyfried, Harvey Fierstein, Frank Bruni, Carter McLean (R 3/1/22)
The Daily Show: Pre-empted
Watch What Happens Live: Luann De Lesseps, Margaret Josephs
The View: John Cho, guest co-host Lindsey Granger
The Talk: Keke Palmer, guest co-host Deon Cole
Live with Kelly and Ryan: Sandra Bullock, Jane Krakowski
Ellen DeGeneres: Ted Danson, Kiesza
Wendy Williams: Guest host Sherri Shepherd
The Real: A viewer plays “Fix Ya Face”
Tamron Hall: Matthew Fray, Gloria Reuben, Eriq La Salle
Drew Barrymore: Troy Kotsur, Marlee Matlin
WHAT ARE YOU TALKIN’ ABOUT? Here are today’s PPM-Friendly Topics!
QUESTION: What did they, and HOW DID THEY DO IT? These Florida Men arrested for hacking gas pumps and pumping their fuel for PENNIES PER GALLON!!
QUESTION: Who would rent a TESLA S-BLM, take it AIRBORNE, crash and leave the scene? That’s what LAPD would like to know!! And they’re offering a reward!!!!!
QUESTION: Remember “Denim?” or “Tweed?” or maybe.. Brut and Canoe??? They’re all scents from the past!! Which cologne or perfume defined YOUR childhood??
QUESTION: Do YOU have a “panic room??” Maybe you should!! They’re costing up to $1 MILLION in L.A., where one homeowner in Malibu built a tunnel to the beach!!!
QUESTION: Greatest love story of all?? She’s trying to find the mystery man whose name was TATTOOED ON HER BUTT in 2012!! (His name is Daniel Forde!!!!)
Daddy Yankee is retiring from music. The 45-year-old Puerto Rican singer and rapper shared plans Sunday to retire from music after a final album, Legendaddy, and a world tour. “This race, which has been a marathon, finally sees the finish line. Now, I am going to enjoy what all of you have given me,” Daddy Yankee said in a video on YouTube. Legendaddy will mark Daddy Yankee’s first album in nearly 10 years. The album is slated for release Thursday. “I will say goodbye celebrating these 32 years of experience with this new collector’s item, the album Legendaddy. I’m going to give you all the styles that have defined me, in one single album,” Daddy Yankee said in a statement. Daddy Yankee, known as the “King of Reggaetón,” is known for the singles “Gasolina,” “Rompe,” “Limbo,” “Shaky Shaky,” “Dura,” “Despacito” and “Con Calma.” He has sold more than 30 million records in his career.
*******Now he’ll be spending more time with Mama Yankee!!!
Syndicated daytime talk show Maury is ending its 31-year run in September. Deadline, People and The Hollywood Reporter reported the news Saturday. Hosted by Maury Povich, the show specialized in real romantic dramas, particularly ones centering on paternity questions. Povich is expected to retire after the show wraps and reruns will continue airing in syndication. Povich previously hosted the 1980s entertainment newsmagazine, A Current Affair, and played himself on How I Met Your Mother and Madea’s Big Happy Family. Other talk shows that recently got the ax include Judge Jerry, The Good Dish, Nick Cannon and The Wendy Williams Show.
*******Maury just discovered that he’s his own father!!
****Millions of people found out about DNA by watching Maury’s show… so it was a public service!!!
******Wasn’t he married to Connie Chung???
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy thanked Mila Kunis and her husband Ashton Kutcher for raising millions to support refugees amid Russia’s invasion. On Sunday, he took to Twitter and noted the couple was “among the first to respond to our grief.” “They have already raised $35 million & are sending it to @flexport & @Airbnb to help refugees,” Zelenskyy tweeted. “Grateful for their support. Impressed by their determination. They inspire the world. #StandWithUkraine.” The tweet was accompanied by a photo of Zelenskyy having a video call with them. Kunis, a native of Ukraine who moved to the United States as a child, teamed up with Kutcher and set up a GoFundMe campaign. They also pledged $3 million of their own money. The funds will benefit Flexport.org and Airbnb.org, two organizations recognized for providing immediate assistance to Ukrainian refugees.
“West Side Story” star Rachel Zegler claims the Academy did not invite her to the 2022 Oscars despite the film receiving seven nominations. A fan commented on Zegler’s Instagram Saturday expressing their excitement to see her gown at Sunday’s ceremony, to which the breakout actress replied, “i’m not invited so sweatpants and my boyfriend’s flannel.” Zegler’s followers immediately responded with messages of surprise and disapproval, as her movie is up for awards including Best Picture. “breaks my heart. You were the best part of that movie. Surely Steven Spielberg could do something about this,” one fan wrote, referencing the film’s legendary director, who is also nominated. “step up to the mic? How’s the leading actress of a movie that’s up for 7 Academy Awards not invited? How does that make any sense???” another commented. A day after the Instagram buzz, Zegler took to Twitter to once again thank her supporters, but she also asked that they “respect the process.”
******Spielberg gave all the tickets to his kids and their friends!!
********She may be the only person actually watching the show on TV!!
*********Can’t she accuse them of racism?? That’ll get their attention!!
Ariana Grande gifted Pete Davidson new girlfriend, Kim Kardashian, a box of goodies from her recently launched makeup line, R.E.M Beauty. Kim obviously appreciated the gesture, as she shared images of the special delivery on her Instagram Stories, making sure to tag both Grande and the brand. Ariana, whose second R.E.M. Beauty collection dropped Monday, also gifted the new products to Chrissy Teigen, several TikTok beauty gurus and her longtime friend and “Victorious” costar, Elizabeth Gillies. Grande and Kardashian previously posed together at the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards. In 2017, Kardashian brought her daughter, North West, to the “Dangerous Woman” tour at the Forum. Fans also noticed that in 2018, the reality star captioned an Instagram photo with “Universe must have my back” — lyrics from the Grande song “Pete Davidson.” Davidson and Grande got engaged after a few weeks of dating, but called it off in October after five months together.
*********Wait. She WROTE A SONG ABOUT HIM?? This guy has got it going on!!
******They call him “Piccolo Pete!!”
*******Ariana sang “The universe must have my back,” but Kim changed it to “my back is as big as the universe!!”
Tom Hanks made a bride’s special day even more memorable when he photobombed her pictures before her wedding. Grace Gwaltney was having her picture taken with her bridesmaids in downtown Pittsburgh when the Oscar-winning actor asked if he could get a photo with her. Photos shared with Newsweek by photographer Rachel Rowland show Hanks’ wife Rita Wilson also jumped in to join the wedding party. Recalling the moment Hanks approached them, Rowland told Newsweek: “When it first happened we were all confused and it didn’t click for a second. Most of us stared quietly for a second. Then we all erupted in screams.” It seems everyone was briefly caught unawares by Hanks when he started interacting with them. “You always have all of these plans and ideas for when you meet a celebrity and then when you do—especially national treasure Tom Hanks—you really become mush,” Rowland said. See the photo HERE.
********What a country!! You can’t even get married without a celebrity barging in!!
Ripping The Tabloids (Throughout the week, we’ll give you the stories from that weeks tabs!)
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Say What?!-(Life & Style)
“I remember seeing him in an airport, and I hid behind a plant. It couldn’t have been more obvious that I was hiding, because it was just a little plant.”-Dakota Johnson, on childhood crush Jonathan Taylor Thomas.
“We both proposed at the same time. Not planned. No knee down.”-Kat Dennings on her impromptu engagement to Andrew W.K. during a makeout session.
“Unfortunately, I’m married to someone that has eaten the same thing for the last 25 years. Since I met her she only eats grilled fish, steamed vegetables-she will very rarely deviate from that.”-David Beckham, on wife Victoria’s limited palate.
Alligator Chases Toy Boat
A Florida woman captured video of a playful alligator chasing a remote-controlled toy boat across the surface of a retention pond. The filmer, a producer for WJAX-TV, captured footage when the gator’s attention was grabbed by a neighbor’s remote-controlled boat in the Jacksonville retention pond. The video shows the gator chasing the boat as it zooms across the surface of the water. It was unclear whether the alligator had simply confused the boat for a potential food source, but University of Tennessee at Knoxville researchers said in a 2015 study that playful behavior had been identified in alligators and other crocodiles.
********They love to play with their food before they eat it!!
*******Gators are very playful!! They love a good round of hide n’ seek.. and kill!!!
Famous Cat Flees Ukraine
Stepan, an internet-famous tabby cat who has more than a million followers on Instagram and Tik Tok, has escaped war-torn Ukraine. The cat’s social media pages went silent on March 3, alarming his followers. Stepan’s owner, known only as Anna, gave an update on Instagram this week on how they made it to safety following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. “We spent two nights in the basement and without electricity for a week. We had to go to the nearby basement to charge the phone. Then we managed to leave the city. Kharkiv volunteers helped by taking us to the railway station. We got on the train Kharkiv – Lviv (in 20 hours, we got to Lviv). Then we followed to the border with Poland,” the post said alongside photos of Stepan’s journey. Anna, her family and Stepan were able to escape with the help of The World Influencers and Bloggers Association. The organization, founded in 2019, unites influencers from all over the world. The organization, who voted Stephan as one of the world’s top pet influencers, was able help the family escape, and rented an apartment in France for the famous tabby and his owners to stay in.
**********Good move.. since the Russians are turning the Ukraine into a gigantic litter box!!
Sheep Found With 88 Pounds Of Fleece
A sheep found wandering on an Australian mountain was relieved of a great weight when his first shearing in at least six years removed 88 pounds of fleece. Pam Ahern, owner of Victoria animal sanctuary Edgar’s Mission, said she recently received a call about a sheep found by a hiker on nearby Mount Alexander. The sheep, dubbed Alex in honor of where he was found, had apparently escaped from a farm when he was only a baby and hadn’t been sheared in at least six years, and may have escaped before even receiving his first shearing. “He had 40 kilos of wool on him when he came to us,” Ahern told the Australian Broadcasting Corp. “He had urine, sticks, twigs and bugs all over him — it was heartbreaking. Ahern said Alex’s wool was so matted she had to call in an expert to perform a shearing. “Holly came out at midnight and worked on him for about an hour,” she said. “It was critical, if we didn’t get it off him that night, I actually don’t think he would have made it through the night.” See the video HERE.
*********That’s a lot of socks!!
******He pulled the wool over his OWN eyes!!
******He kinda looked like Slash from Guns N’ Roses!!
Florida Men Busted For Stealing Gas
Three Florida men were arrested and face racketeering charges after allegedly stealing thousands of gallons of diesel fuel from gas stations. Police said the men—27-year-old Leonardo Jesus Valdes Cordero, 44-year-old Alfredo Quintana Marrero and 47-year-old Jose Luis Hernandez Verano—were keeping a ledger that revealed they were reselling the fuel, The Gainesville Sun reported. With gas prices still very high, other people in Florida have been stealing gas. This week, investigators from the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) and the Office of Agricultural Law Enforcement arrested another four men Thursday for attempting to steal fuel. “Our law enforcement investigators, officers and partners are working hard every day to protect Florida consumers and businesses from theft and other fraud at gas stations across our state,” FDACS Commissioner Nikki Fried said in a statement. “Whether individuals are trying to steal fuel like in these situations or credit card data with skimmers, know that our department will continue to crack down on crimes at our gas pumps.”
***********The biggest crime at the gas pump is the PRICES!!
STUFF THAT’S COOL AND VIRAL
VIDEO: 2 PIGS CHASE BEAR OUT OF THEIR PEN.
A LIST FOR TUESDAY
7 Happiness Hacks You Can Do On A Commute
Focus on your favorite song.
Studies have shown that happy music is aligned with mindfulness meditation, which can improve your mood and increase your awareness.
“Listen to one of your favorite songs over and over again, focusing on a different layer each time, such as the solo, harmonies, guitar, bass, and so on,” said Dr. Chandan Khandai, an assistant professor of psychiatry at University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. “Not only will your favorite song bring a lot of joy, it will also cultivate mindfulness as you listen to a particular part and filter out the others.”
Smell a calming scent.
If there’s a scent that appeals to you and brings you a lot of joy, smell it before you head out the door. It could mean applying a citrus-scented lotion or playing with a lavender-scented putty.
“Research has shown that aromatherapy may be beneficial for your mental health. Lavender and mint are two popular essential oils that may calm you down and boost your mood,” Gold said.
Take a few deep breaths.
When we feel extremely stressed or anxious, our body goes into a “fight or flight” aka “survival mode.” In this mode, you may start breathing faster and experiencing tension in your body.
“Deep breathing activates the parasympathetic nervous system response in our bodies, which brings us out of the ’fight or flight’ feeling, and into a more calm, ‘rest and digest’ type of feeling,” said Kate Rosenblatt, the senior clinical manager at Talkspace. “You can try this by taking three deep breaths, inhaling for four seconds, and exhaling for eight seconds.”
Pairing this practice with a part of your commute, such as getting on the bus or turning on your car, will make it easier to stick to, Rosenblatt said.
Catch up with a loved one offline.
Even though you may have a lot on your plate, prioritize conversations with people who bring you joy and happiness.
“Call a friend, family member, or neighbor on the way to or from work. Catching up with people we love can make us feel supported and nurtured, which improves our mental health,” Gold said.
Visualize expressing yourself creatively.
Creative expression, through mediums such as art or music, can help you understand how you are feeling, work through difficult emotions and build healthy coping mechanisms.
Even if you don’t think of yourself as creative, you can still enjoy this hack and derive happiness from it, said Dr. Neha Chaudhary, the chief medical officer of BeMe Health.
“Try thinking about what you’d write, draw or take a photo of at this moment if you could,” Chaudhary said. “Visualizing ways in which to channel creative energy can leave you feeling focused and boost your mood pretty quickly, even if you’re not actually making something then and there.”
Listen to your favorite podcast.
Listening to a podcast or creator that makes you laugh may help you feel happier, Gold said.
“If you don’t have a favorite podcast yet, you may want to listen to one that isn’t work-focused or news-focused as those can be stressful,” she said.
Mental health podcasts may be helpful as they provide coping mechanisms to help ease stress and anxiety. Try to seek out a podcast from a source you trust, like a therapist or psychiatrist.
Prioritize a splurge.
If you’re able to, change up your commute a little to give yourself a little reward. Maybe it means grabbing an indulgent latte before you head into the office or driving the scenic route to enjoy the beauty of nature on your way to an appointment.
“Finding a small item of joy can be anywhere we find meaning. We just need to practice intentionally weaving it in,” Rosenblatt said. She recommends giving yourself these treats continuously so you’ll have something to look forward to that’ll make you happy.
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