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Born on this day!! Singer Lloyd Price is 88. Actor Joyce Van Patten is 87. Country singer Mickey Gilley is 85. Actor Trish Van Devere is 80. Singer John Cale (The Velvet Underground) is 79. Singer Mark Lindsay of Paul Revere and the Raiders is 79. TV anchor Charles Gibson is 78. Guitarist Robin Trower (Procol Harum) is 76. Singer Jeffrey Osborne is 73. Guitarist Jimmie Fadden of The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band is 73. Actor Linda Fiorentino (“Men In Black”) is 63. Actor Tom Amandes (“Eli Stone,” ″Parenthood”) is 62. Guitarist Rusty Hendrix of Confederate Railroad is 61. Actor Juliette Binoche (“Chocolat,” ″The English Patient”) is 57. Bassist Robert Sledge of Ben Folds Five is 53. Drummer Shannon Leto of 30 Seconds To Mars is 51. Rapper C-Murder (aka C-Miller) is 50. Actor Emmanuel Lewis (“Webster”) is 50. Actor Jean Louisa Kelly (“Yes, Dear,” ″Mr. Holland’s Opus”) is 49. Actor Kerr Smith (“Life Unexpected,” ″Dawson’s Creek”) is 49. Actor Oscar Isaac (“Star Wars: The Force Awakens”) is 42. Comedian Jordan Klepper (“The Daily Show”) is 42. Rapper Chingy is 41. Actor Matthew Gray Gubler (“Criminal Minds”) is 41. Guitarist Chad Gilbert of New Found Glory is 40. Keyboardist Ben Tanner of Alabama Shakes is 38. Actor Brittany Snow (“American Dreams,” ″Hairspray”) is 35. Rapper Bow Wow is 34. Rapper YG is 31. Actor Luis Armand Garcia (“George Lopez”) is 29. Actor Cierra Ramirez (“The Fosters”) is 26.


1796 – Napoleon Bonaparte married Josephine de Beauharnais, widow of a former French officer executed during the revolution.
1841 – The Supreme Court ruled that the Amistad slaves were free.
1862 – The first battle between two ironclad ships, the Monitor (Union) and Merrimack (Confederate) occurred, revolutionizing naval warfare.
1933 – The special session of Congress known as the “100 days” opened, launching FDR’s New Deal.
1964 – U.S. Supreme Court issued N.Y. Times v. Sullivan ruling.
1990 – Dr. Antonia Novello was sworn in as both the first Hispanic and woman to be U.S. surgeon general.

Today Is: Barbie Day, Get Over It Day, Joe Franklin Day, National Urban Educator Day, Organize Your Home Office Day, Panic Day, Unique Names Day

Primetime TV (All Times Eastern)

CBS – 8:00 – NCIS   /  9:00 – FBI  /  10:00 – FBI: Most Wanted
NBC – 8:00  – The Voice  /  9:00 – The Voice  /  10:00 – New Amsterdam
ABC – 8:00 –  To Tell The Truth  /  9:00 – Blackish  /  9:30 – Mixedish  /  10:00 – Soul Of A Nation
FOX – 8:00 – The Resident  /  9:00 – Name That Tune
CW – 8:00 –  Flash  /  9:00 – Superman and Lois

TV Talk Shows

Jimmy Fallon: Chrissy Teigen, Rory McIlroy, Pink Sweat$ featuring Kehlani
Stephen Colbert: Riz Ahmed, Janelle Monáe
Seth Meyers: Don Johnson, Christina Hendricks, Chloé Zhao, Josh Herndon
James Corden: Tracy Morgan, Kings of Leon
Lilly Singh: Kathryn Hahn
Conan: Ron Funches
Watch What Happens Live: D’Andra Simmons, Kary Brittingham
The Talk: Kellan Lutz, Julian McMahon
Live with Kelly and Ryan: Jennifer Garner, Robert Haussmann
Ellen DeGeneres: Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Sara Gilbert, Black Pumas
The Real: Ricky Whittle, Nicole Ari Parker
Kelly Clarkson: Dwayne Johnson, Stacey Leilua, Ana Tuisila, Leslie Grace (R 2/16/21)
Tamron Hall: Wayne Brady
Drew Barrymore: Oliver Hudson, Ashlee Simpson, Evan Ross, Jeremy Ford

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

QUESTION: Going shopping?? Do NOT cut in line at Bath and Body works!! This woman did, and wound up the middle of a WILD BRAWL that went viral!! Girl fight!


QUESTION: Oh.. you wanna cancel SPEEDY GONZALES?? Not so fast!!! You’re gonna have to go through GABRIEL IGLESIAS, as he defends the character he voices!!!!!!


QUESTION: Are you ready for DADDY?? Meghan Markle’s father Thomas will appear on British TV today to speak out about Meghan’s accusations of betrayal!!!!!!!!


QUESTION: Is he THE ONE?? Check out this woman’s COMPATIBILITY QUIZ, which asks what kind of Cheetos he likes, fave books and WHO KILLED JON-BENET?????!!


QUESTION: Ready for some FACT-CHECKING?? As the Queen, 94, gathers her family for a CRISIS MEETING following Meghan’s bombshells, the Daily Mail checks her claims!!
Royal 'revelations' put to the test

Stars React To Meghan and Harry Interview

Serena Williams, television personality Bethenny Frankel and other stars reacted Sunday following Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s much-discussed interview with Oprah Winfrey.  Williams expressed support for Markle, her close and “selfless” friend, after she said in the interview that she had suicidal thoughts and experienced racism while living with the royal family.  “Meghan Markle, my selfless friend, lives her life — and leads by example — with empathy and compassion,” Williams wrote on Twitter and Instagram.  Frankel, who starred on the Bravo reality series Real Housewives of New Jersey, apologized Sunday after previously criticizing Markle for the interview.  British television personality Piers Morgan criticized Markle on Twitter, calling the interview a “disgraceful betrayal” of Harry’s grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II, and the monarchy. “This interview is an absolutely disgraceful betrayal of the Queen and the Royal Family. I expect all this vile destructive self-serving nonsense from Meghan Markle – but for Harry to let her take down his family and the Monarchy like this is shameful,” Morgan wrote.  “Harry wants America and the rest of the world to hate his own family, hate the Monarchy and hate his country. I suggest everyone waits for the victims of his wife’s rampage to have their say on her outlandish claims before they do so,” he added.
********Translation: This. Is. War.
*****The British Monarchy has been around for centuries! They have their ways of striking back!!
*******Queen Elizabeth has made a double order for gin!!! She’s ready!!!
*******Prince Phillip will join the fray as soon as he pulls his pants up!! It could be awhile!!
*****The family isn’t sure whether they should even tell Charles what’s going on!!! He doesn’t understand much!!
Responding to the claims Royal expert Robert Jobson tweeted: 'Meghan claims tabloids have 'holiday parties' at the palace. What on earth are they talking about ????'

Meghan Opens Up About Her Father

Meghan Markle spoke out about her relationship with her estranged father, Thomas Markle, in a new clip from her tell-all interview with Oprah Winfrey.  Winfrey shared Monday on “CBS This Morning” that Meghan revealed to her that her father was hunted down by the British press and showered with gifts in exchange for comment and stories about her.  Winfrey asked Meghan if she felt betrayed by her father for speaking to the tabloids, especially right before her wedding to Prince Harry in 2018.   She responded, “If we’re going to use the word betrayal, it’s because when I asked him, when the comms team told us this the story was coming out, we called my dad and I asked him and he said, “No, absolutely not.”  Meghan said she tried to reason with him, “I just need you to tell me, if you tell me the truth we can help. And he wasn’t able to do that… that for me has really resonated as a mother.” “I look at Archie and I can’t imagine doing anything to hurt my child. I can’t reconcile that,” she added.
********Your turn, Thomas!!!
*******This woman is the ultimate victim!!! She’s been hurt and betrayed by EVERYONE!!!
******Thomas Markle is so upset, he can’t eat his microwave breakfast burrito!!!!

Is Britney Spears Next On Oprah’s List?

After Oprah Winfrey’s tell-all interview with Meghan Markle and Prince Harry aired on Sunday night, social media called for her to sit down next with Britney Spears.  Many people who watched couldn’t help but draw parallels between Markle’s tabloid experience and how Spears was treated by the media. The pop star’s battle was highlighted in the eye-opening New York Times documentary, “Framing Britney Spears.”  Now, fans want Winfrey to speak with Spears to get her side of the story.  “OPRAH, DO BRITNEY SPEARS NEXT,” one fan tweeted.  “Me waiting for Oprah’s interview with Britney Spears next,” agreed another.  “All I could think of when watching is how incredible it would be for Britney to do a tell all interview with Oprah. Someday,” wrote someone else.  Many people said they were “manifesting” for the interview to happen one day soon.   “I get wanting to have oprah do britney next but as long as she is under the conservatorship she has zero control over what interviews she is able to do/what she is even able to say in interviews,” pointed out someone else. “As long as she is out of control of her own life there is no safe way for her to voice her experience outside of the courtroom.”
*********People are “manifesting” for the interview?? Be sure to clean up when you’re done!!
******Before she gets to Britney, WE’VE got a few things we’d like to tell Oprah!!
*****Stedman is thinking, “When is it MY turn???”

Kanye West’s Bodyguard Documentary… Who Will Get It?

Two streaming services are racing to create documentaries on Kanye West.  Both projects aim to center on the mercurial rapper’s relationship with his onetime bodyguard — former NYPD officer and Chippendales dancer Steve Stanulis — and are being pitched as a real-life “48 Hours.”  “Two studios approached me,” Stanulis said of the potential projects that want to start shooting as soon as next month. “They see this as a ’48 Hours’ for real, or a ‘Lethal Weapon’ for real,” he said, referring to the famous buddy movies of the ’80s. “It comes from my mouth, I worked with [West] two separate times.”  Stanulis worked with West in 2016, and was around for some of the star’s wild incidents, including a behind-the-scenes meltdown on the set of “Saturday Night Live,” plus events such as New York Fashion Week and the Met Gala. He has alleged that West once tipsily wandered into the wrong hotel room of an Italian dignitary at the Waldorf, nearly setting off a brawl.
********Can ANYONE keep a secret anymore???

Wendy Williams’ New Man

Wendy Williams and Mike Esterman look like they are building something romantic.  Wendy, who chose to go out with the strapping general contractor during a “Date Wendy” segment on her talk show — posted a photo to Instagram of the couple cuddling up in the back of a car.  “Mike & I are having fun!! I’m glad he’s a REAL gentleman,” wrote Williams, who had said on her show Monday that she and Esterman went to the CORE Club, and even ended up smooching.  Williams chose the 55-year-old out of a group of three contestants who vied for her affection during an episode last month.  Williams thought she had “a lot in common” with with Esterman, a Maryland native who described himself as being in the “real estate and home improvement” business and who agreed with Williams over their shared love of boxing and crabs from his home state.  Esterman is also a good friend of Mario Lopez and revealed Lopez thought they would be a good match.
**********Pray for this guy!!!
*****She needs a big man… to catch her when she passes out!!!
*******They call him “arm candy!!!!”

Oprah’s Meghan and Harry Interview Ratings

Around 17.1 million people tuned in for Oprah Winfrey’s Sunday night interview with Prince Harry and Meghan Markle on CBS, according to network, citing Nielsen data.  The two-hour sit down, called “Oprah with Meghan and Harry: A CBS Primetime Special,” pulled in a 2.6 rating among adults 18-49. Those numbers are likely to increase as adjusted data from home viewing and delayed viewing comes in over the next day or so. Nielsen traditionally posts the official numbers for Sunday events late the following Tuesday.  This is the largest primetime audience for any entertainment special during the current 2020-2021 TV season and CBS’s second most live-streamed event outside of the National Football League and Super Bowl Sunday.  These preliminary figures are a solid return for CBS, which reportedly paid Oprah’s Harpo Productions a licensing fee of between $7 million and $9 million to air the special. Meghan and Harry were not paid to take part in the interview.
*********They should have been!!! That was some great acting!!!
*******As usual, all the money goes to Oprah!! She could BUY Britain and give it Meghan!!
****They should have called it “The Super Bowl of Betrayal!!!”


Ripping The Tabloids (Throughout the week, we’ll give you the stories from that weeks tabs!)
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“Love It or List It”:  Hilary Dumps David-(National Enquirer)

“Love It or List It” star Hilary Farr is moving on to her own show-and leaving partner David Visentin in the dust.  Hilary’s new show is basically the same one she and David have been doing for years, with him edited out,” a snitch says.  “David was blindsided by the news.  He knows HGTV has sent out a casting notice for the show and he’s hurt and angry-especially because ‘Love It or List It’ hasn’t been renewed yet.”

Flashback:  Cruise Taps Into Fame!-(Globe)

Tom Cruise shows plenty of school spirit in the 1981 drama Taps, where he plays a cadet captain gung ho to save his military academy from being turned into condos!  It was only Tom’s second movie-after a brief appearance in Endless Love the same year-but an early display of star power that would make him among the most bankable stars in history.  His movies have grossed over $10.1 billion worldwide!  We salute him!

Tom & Gisele:  Recipe for Success-(Us Weekly)

The secret to Tom Brady and Gisele Bundchen’s solid marriage?  “They keep the spark alive by just [making] each other laugh,” a source says of the pair, who celebrated their 12th wedding anniversary on Feb. 26.  After all of these years, the NFL player, 43, and the model, 40, continue to “focus on the blessings in their lives,” adds the source.  “You can say Tom and Gisele are happier and more in love than ever.”

Inside the Friends Reunion-(Star)

It feels like ages ago when Jennifer Aniston and her fellow Friends cast members (Matthew Perry, Matt Le Blanc, David Schwimmer, Lisa Kudrow and Courteney Cox) announced they’d be doing a reunion show.  But one year and two delays later, it’s finally a go.  And the stars insist the wait will be well worth it for the hour-long HBO special, which will see them together on set for the first time since the hit series went off the air in 2004.  “It’s going to be super,” says Jen.  “[The delay] has given us more time to make it even more exciting.”  Lisa has said the magic is still here-but warns viewers not to expect any Phoebe Buffay-isms.  “It’s not us playing our characters,” she says.  “We will reminisce [and] talk about what was going on behind the scenes.”  Adds an insider:  “They are all so excited.”

Gleb:  Cheating on Cassie?-(Life & Style)

Busted!  Dancing With the Stars pro Gleb Savchenko may seem totally smitten with Cassie Scerbo, but he’s apparently still swiping on the dating apps.  One woman who recently matched with the Russian dancer, 37, on Raya, she says:  “Gleb is a cheater!  He messages me all the time. Asking if he can take me out to dinner.  Cassie better watch her back,” she warns the actress, 30,  “He’s bad news.”  This isn’t the first time Gleb’s been accused of straying.  His ex-wife Elena claimed he had “multiple affairs” during their 14-year marriage, though he denies it.


“I’m 37 and finally love and accept myself.”-Jonah Hill, on his body image.

“I’ve been, like most people, cooking like crazy.  My arse is just massive now.”-Kate Winslet, on her pandemic hobby.

“I feel that Americans listen to people who have accents.”-Trevor Noah on being an authoritative host.

Home Improvement of the Week-(In Touch)

Phew!  Kim Can Live In a Normal House Again!

Now that Kanye West is moving out, Kim Kardashian can stop living in a mausoleum!  Their $60 million LA mansion looked much more inviting before the design-obsessed star redecorated.  Such as the (not so) great room.  Kanye ditched the exposed wood beams and vaulted ceiling to create a stark conference room with creepy mannequin accents.  Kim, says a source, is looking forward to adding some personality to the home Kanye called “an empty white box.”



Cat Rescued From Roof

Animal rescuers teamed up with firefighters in Wales to rescue a cat who ended up stranded on the roof of a three-story building.  RSPCA Cymru said Inspector Gemma Black responded to a report of a cat in distress in the Adamsdown area of Cardiff and she arrived to find the feline, named Meuzza, stranded on the roof of a three-story building.  Black contacted the South Wales Fire & Rescue Service and a crew arrived with a hydraulic platform to reach the roof of the building.  Meuzza was placed in a carrier and brought back down to earth. Black said the cat was reunited with his owner.  “It was a lovely moment to reunite Meuzza with his owner. He seems to have settled back in at home despite such a hair-raising climb,” she said.
*********It’s a little boring in Wales!! This was the big news of the day!!
*******Cats do a lot of dumb things, but they’re still arrogant!! Kinda like celebrities!!

Escaped Emu

A farm in Washington state is asking residents to keep a lookout for an escaped emu that slipped through a damaged section of fencing.  AJ’s Acre in Everett said someone cut through the facility’s fence Wednesday night, allowing three emus to get loose.  Two of the large Australian birds were soon recaptured, but the third, named Sarah, remained at large.  The farm said the emu was last seen wandering through a Mukilteo neighborhood.  The owners said animal control has been notified of the flightless bird’s escape and members of the public are being asked not to approach Sarah, as she could become spooked and run into traffic or go into hiding.
*********What a bird brain!!
******She’s just winging it!!
*******If you see her, don’t “egg her on!!!”

New Bridge Is Not Leaning

Officials with the North Carolina Department of Transportation are assuring residents that a wall holding up a new flyover bridge in Raleigh is not leaning, despite an optical illusion that makes it appear so.   Some drivers who observed the wall holding up the bridge from Interstate 440 West to Interstate 40 East in Raleigh appears to be slightly leaning, but NCDOT officials said the appearance is an optical illusion that resulted from the wall being built on a curve.  “The wall has been inspected several times over the last year and we have found no issues to date,” NCDOT spokesman Marty Homan told WNCN-TV.  The bridge was built last year and opened to vehicles in December.  Robert Bullock, the NCDOT engineer overseeing the I-40 widening project, said officials have heard from drivers concerned about the wall’s angle a few times since it opened, but the optical illusion has no effect on the wall’s integrity. See the video HERE.
*********We measured it… and it’s close enough for government work!!!
*******The one word you DON’T wanna hear from an engineer: “Oops!!!”

Rabbit Gives Birth To 24 Babies

A North Carolina family’s pet rabbit gave birth to a litter of 24 baby bunnies — unofficially tying the Guinness World Record.  Tiffany Robins of Winston-Salem said her family was told their male rabbit, Romeo, was fixed before they got him, so they were shocked when their female rabbit, Vader, started giving birth.  “It was like 10, then 15 and then I was like, ‘Oh, my gosh, we have 24 bunnies,'” Robins told WFMY-TV.  Robins said her family is hand-feeding some of the babies to ease the strain on the mother rabbit.  The family looked up the Guinness World Record and discovered Vader’s litter ties the record for the largest litter of rabbits, which was set in New Zealand.  The Robins family said Romeo is now staying with a family friend to prevent further surprise pregnancies.
********You can’t fix a male rabbit!!! Everybody knows that!!
******That’s like telling Andrew Cuomo to leave the girls in the office alone!!
TOPIC: Ever have a “surprise pregnancy???”







Happiest Cities in the U.S.


Overall Rank City Total Score Emotional & Physical Well-Being Income & Employment Community & Environment
1 Fremont, CA 73.66 1 46 5
2 Bismarck, ND 71.59 5 5 23
3 Fargo, ND 70.94 9 3 17
4 Madison, WI 70.14 13 6 14
5 San Jose, CA 69.47 2 21 75
6 South Burlington, VT 68.73 8 11 61
7 Lincoln, NE 68.35 14 10 20
8 Columbia, MD 67.73 4 95 102
9 Cedar Rapids, IA 67.64 11 74 19
10 Santa Rosa, CA 67.59 7 32 33
11 Sioux Falls, SD 67.43 24 23 12
12 Irvine, CA 67.27 15 18 31
13 San Francisco, CA 67.11 3 15 131
14 Pearl City, HI 66.58 16 114 6
15 Burlington, VT 66.19 26 1 111
16 Minneapolis, MN 65.98 6 28 115
17 Plano, TX 65.87 21 44 26
18 Charleston, SC 65.10 43 16 9
19 Rapid City, SD 65.00 51 14 1
20 Seattle, WA 64.74 10 2 161
21 Boise, ID 64.55 33 13 46
22 Honolulu, HI 64.45 19 112 15
23 Portland, ME 64.40 32 17 74
24 St. Paul, MN 64.31 22 56 66
25 Scottsdale, AZ 64.22 53 48 3
26 San Diego, CA 64.17 30 39 25
27 Austin, TX 64.13 20 24 94
28 Overland Park, KS 64.09 41 12 30
29 Missoula, MT 63.76 29 19 83
30 Grand Rapids, MI 63.56 48 20 16
31 Cape Coral, FL 63.23 54 52 4
32 Raleigh, NC 62.97 28 70 67
33 Huntington Beach, CA 62.95 25 64 98
34 Aurora, CO 62.56 17 150 47
35 Omaha, NE 62.53 46 26 36
36 Des Moines, IA 62.33 37 88 29
37 Gilbert, AZ 62.09 62 47 13
38 Oakland, CA 61.38 12 127 147
39 Durham, NC 61.18 34 49 80
40 Garden Grove, CA 60.81 45 96 32
41 Anaheim, CA 60.81 40 87 55
42 Aurora, IL 60.57 31 152 73
43 Portland, OR 60.52 35 41 118
44 Oceanside, CA 60.50 36 101 60
45 Chula Vista, CA 60.24 38 111 54
46 Virginia Beach, VA 60.09 49 80 43
47 Oxnard, CA 60.02 64 109 10
48 Nampa, ID 59.97 70 60 18
49 Chandler, AZ 59.86 67 76 24
50 Nashua, NH 59.84 59 40 56
51 Washington, DC 59.59 23 69 166
52 Peoria, AZ 59.43 77 92 8
53 Port St. Lucie, FL 59.33 86 71 11
54 Santa Clarita, CA 59.26 44 149 39
55 Tempe, AZ 59.17 84 42 22
56 Colorado Springs, CO 59.07 56 66 85
57 Sacramento, CA 59.07 52 53 95
58 Glendale, CA 58.93 55 136 27
59 Salt Lake City, UT 58.51 57 22 145
60 Denver, CO 58.32 27 124 160
61 Boston, MA 58.24 50 37 130
62 Reno, NV 58.16 80 55 51
63 Amarillo, TX 58.08 71 67 41
64 Juneau, AK 57.96 18 8 182
65 Pembroke Pines, FL 57.94 88 134 7
66 Santa Ana, CA 57.85 61 61 101
67 Charlotte, NC 57.79 58 99 90
68 Chesapeake, VA 57.74 94 105 21
69 Manchester, NH 57.66 76 65 49
70 Grand Prairie, TX 57.20 85 90 34
71 Rancho Cucamonga, CA 57.06 93 36 81
72 Anchorage, AK 56.99 39 29 177
73 Billings, MT 56.92 90 25 104
74 Vancouver, WA 56.89 47 102 148
75 Yonkers, NY 56.89 60 146 79
76 Pittsburgh, PA 56.28 100 45 70
77 Garland, TX 56.24 78 108 86
78 Cheyenne, WY 56.08 72 9 176
79 Columbia, SC 56.08 128 4 45
80 Tallahassee, FL 55.99 96 43 93
81 Nashville, TN 55.93 104 77 35
82 Mesa, AZ 55.92 97 118 42
83 Fort Worth, TX 55.76 75 131 87
84 Chicago, IL 55.65 42 174 103
85 Irving, TX 55.31 73 63 144
86 Tampa, FL 55.23 111 58 50
87 West Valley City, UT 55.23 81 62 135
88 Lewiston, ME 55.13 130 7 84
89 Riverside, CA 54.79 83 34 155
90 Atlanta, GA 54.75 79 104 116
91 Huntsville, AL 54.70 155 31 2
92 Tacoma, WA 54.59 66 129 149
93 Moreno Valley, CA 54.48 95 125 78
94 Fort Wayne, IN 54.45 105 117 65
95 Springfield, MO 54.24 136 27 63
96 Casper, WY 54.21 65 93 169
97 Lexington-Fayette, KY 54.20 119 54 76
98 Fort Lauderdale, FL 54.12 99 137 58
99 Los Angeles, CA 53.99 69 132 139
100 Salem, OR 53.95 108 35 123



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