Born on this day!! Actor Anouk Aimee (“A Man and a Woman”) is 90. Singer Kate Pierson of The B-52′s is 74. Singer Herbie Murrell of The Stylistics is 73. Actor Douglas Sheehan (“Knots Landing”) is 73. Guitarist Ace Frehley (Kiss) is 71. Singer Sheena Easton is 63. Actor James Le Gros (“Ally McBeal”) is 60. Bassist Rob Squires of Big Head Todd and the Monsters is 57. Singer Mica Paris is 53. Actor David Lascher (“Sabrina, The Teenage Witch”) is 50. Actor Maura West (“General Hospital”) is 50. Actor Sally Hawkins (“The Shape of Water”) is 46. Drummer Patrick Hallahan of My Morning Jacket is 44. Singer Jim James of My Morning Jacket is 44. Singer Travis Meeks (Days of the New) is 43. Bassist Joseph Pope III of Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats is 43. Guitarist John Osborne of Brothers Osborne is 40. Actor Francis Capra (“Veronica Mars”) is 39. Actor Ari Graynor (“Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist”) is 39. Singer-guitarist Patrick Stump of Fall Out Boy is 38. Actor Sheila Vand (“24: Legacy”) is 37. Actor Jenna Coleman (“Victoria,” ″Doctor Who”) is 36. Singer Nick Noonan of Karmin is 36. Actor William Moseley (“The Chronicles of Narnia”) is 35. Singer Lizzo is 34. Actor Emily Rios (“Breaking Bad”) is 33.
THIS DAY IN GENIUS HISTORY
1521 – Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan was killed in a fight with natives of the Philippines.
1805 – The U.S. Marines captured Derna, on the shores of Tripoli.
1865 – The worst steamship disaster in the history of the United States occurred when there was an explosion aboard the Sultana; more than 1,400 people were killed.
1956 – Rocky Marciano retired as undefeated world heavyweight boxing champion.
1961 – Sierra Leone gained independence from Great Britain.
1983 – Pitcher Nolan Ryan surpassed Walter Johnson’s strikeout record—one that had held since 1927.
1987 – Austrian president Kurt Waldheim was barred from entering the United States. He was accused of aiding in the execution of thousands of Jews in World War II.
1993 – Eritrea declared itself independent.
Today Is: Administrative Professionals Day or Secretary’s Day, Babe Ruth Day, Denim Day, International Guide Dogs Day, International Noise Awareness Day, Matanzas Mule Day, Morse Code Day, National Devil Dog Cakes Day, National Little Pampered Dog Day, National Pro-Life T-Shirt Day, Walk at Lunch Day, World Tapir Day
TODAY ON TV!
Primetime TV (All Times Eastern)
CBS – 8:00 – Survivor / 9:00 – Beyond The Edge / 10:00 – Good Sam
NBC – 8:00 – Chicago Med / 9:00 – Chicago Fire / 10:00 – Chicago PD
ABC – 8:00 – The Goldbergs / 8:30 – The Wonder Years / 9:00 – Abbott Elementary / 9:30 – Home Economics / 10:00 – A Million Little Things
FOX – 8:00 – Masked Singer / 9:00 – Domino Masters
CW – 8:00 – The Flash / 9:00 – Kung Fu
TV Talk Shows
Jimmy Kimmel: Miles Teller, Rhea Seehorn, the B-52’s
Jimmy Fallon: David Spade, Quinta Brunson, Chef Daniel Humm, Lucky Daye
Stephen Colbert: Julia Roberts, Wilco (R 4/18/22)
Seth Meyers: Paul Bettany, Kiernan Shipka, Fontaines D.C., Fred Eltringham
James Corden: Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin, Pete Yorn
Watch What Happens Live: Jamie-Lynn Sigler, Jenna Dewan
The View: Magic Johnson, guest co-host Amber Ruffin
The Talk: Pre-empted
Live with Kelly and Ryan: Elizabeth Moss, Dr. Michael Brues
Ellen DeGeneres: Rob Lowe, Portugal. The Man
The Real: Breland
Kelly Clarkson: Tom Selleck, Monét X Change, Shea Couleé, Raja Gemini, Yvie Oddly, Michelle Zauner, Japanese Breakfast
Tamron Hall: Nathan Kress, Karena Dawn
Drew Barrymore: Natasha Lyonne, Antoni Porowski
WHAT ARE YOU TALKIN’ ABOUT? Here are today’s PPM-Friendly Topics!
QUESTION: Think it would be fun to have NINE WIVES?? This Brazilian polygamist has to post a SEX SCHEDULE to keep track!! (And he has nine mother-in-laws!!!)
QUESTION: What is “ZELP??” It’s the company that designed a wearable device for cows that “neutralizes COW FARTS!!” It’s being sponsored by PRINCE CHARLES!
QUESTION: What’s up with THIS bromance? Twitter founder Jack Dorsey says that Elon Musk’s takeover is the “singular solution I trust” to solve the company’s problems!!!
QUESTION: Will at least ONE Markle be attending the Queen’s Jubilee this summer? Yep! That would be THOMAS, and he says Harry is an IDIOT controlled by his daughter!
QUESTION: How much can you make waitressing at HOOTERS?? This law student has some of the biggest tips we’ve ever seen!! Gee.. wonder how she does it????
Nintendo has announced that its animated Super Mario Bros. movie from Universal and Illumination Entertainment has been delayed to April 2023. The film, an adaptation of the popular video game series of the same name, was originally set for release on Dec. 21. Super Mario Bros. will now be coming to North America on April 7, 2023 and to Japan on April 28, 2023. Super Mario Bros. creator Shigeru Miyamoto of Nintendo made the announcement on the company’s official Twitter account while mentioning producer Chris Meledandri. “My deepest apologies but I promise it will be well worth the wait,” Miyamoto said. Chris Pratt will be voicing Mario with Charlie Day as Luigi, Anya Taylor Joy as Princess Peach, Jack Black as Bowser, Seth Rogen as Donkey Kong, Keegan Michael-Key as Toad, Fred Armisen as Cranky Kong and Sebastian Maniscalco as Spike. Aaron Horvath and Michael Jelenic are serving as directors, based off a script by Matthew Fogel. The plot of the film remains under wraps.
*****They were sued for discrimination by the Mario Sisters!!
*******The plot is “under wraps??” What did they write it with, crayon???
Nashville’s Major League Soccer team announced that actress Reese Witherspoon had become a part-owner of the team. Principal owner John Ingram stated Witherspoon along with her husband, investor and agent Jim Toth, as well as Tennessee Titans running back Derrick Henry agreed to join the ownership group just five days before the Nashville Soccer Club opens at GEODIS Park. “The team, the management and the players have worked so hard to build this amazing organization and community. So, I’m thrilled to announce that my husband, Jim Toth, and I have made an investment in the club and are now a part of the ownership group moving forward,” said Witherspoon in the statement. “On behalf of Jim and our children, we are thrilled to be a part of the NSC family!” She joins a growing list of celebrities who are also part-owners of MLS teams, including Dwayne Wade, Matthew McConaughey and Will Ferrell.
******That’s…. un-American!!!! (kidding)
*****Of course, being a part-owner means you’re on the hook if it doesn’t make money!!
Even though Will Smith seems has gone on a new spiritual journey after slapping Chris Rock across the face during the 2022 Oscars ceremony, he allegedly hasn’t “personally apologized” to him. “Will’s ‘spiritual journey’ to India for yoga and meditation seems cynical and ridiculous, given that he hasn’t apologized personally to the one person he assaulted in front of millions,” a Hollywood insider says. “No amount of Namastes will make up for that,” the source added. He was spotted arriving in Mumbai, India, over the weekend. Will publicly apologized to Rock via a statement shared to Instagram. “My behavior at last night’s Academy Awards was unacceptable and inexcusable,” Smith wrote. “Jokes at my expense are a part of the job, but a joke about Jada’s medical condition was too much for me to bear and I reacted emotionally.” “I would like to publicly apologize to you, Chris. I was out of line and I was wrong. I am embarrassed and my actions were not indicative of the man I want to be. There is no place for violence in a world of love and kindness.”
*******OK… has EVERYONE commented on this now?? Can we move on?? We’re in the middle of the Johnny Depp trial!!
****We’re not saying that Will’s reputation is shot, but Biden just blamed him for the high gas prices!
“Selling Sunset” star Emma Hernan said her claim that Ben Affleck hit her up on Raya “blew up out of proportion” after he denied he ever made a move. Hernan explained on E!’s “Daily Pop” Monday that her Netflix reality show created a “whole misconception” by making it seem like Affleck, who is engaged to Jennifer Lopez, tried linking up with her on the dating app recently. “It was not recent. This was 2019. Literally the smallest, innocent little thing, and it was taken, blew up, out of proportion. So that was a thing,” she said. “I think on the show you didn’t see the time frame, and it just seemed worse, and it was literally the smallest thing.” She expressed that the idea Affleck had recently reached out is bogus and doubled down that the exchange happened before J.Lo was back in the picture. “End of story. We’re shutting that one down now,” she concluded.
********Somebody just got a call from J Lo!!
*******It’s the “back off my man, b*tch,” call!!
*******She got a few days’ worth of publicity out of it, so.. story over!!
J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot is partnering up with Warner Bros. for a live-action Hot Wheels movie, yet another sign that Mattel is getting quite serious about the filmmaking business. A press release described it as a showcase of “some of the world’s hottest and sleekest cars, monster trucks and motorcycles.” Speaking about the collaboration, Mattel Films’ executive producer Robbie Brenner did not provide any plot details but did allude to the new project being aimed at a broad swath of the Hot Wheels fanbase. “As the global leader in car culture, Hot Wheels has been igniting the challenger spirit in auto enthusiasts for generations,” said Brenner. “Fans of all ages are now in for the ride of their lives with the incredible talent of J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot joining us alongside Warner Bros. Pictures to transform Hot Wheels’ legendary IP into a thrilling story for the big screen.” Unlike Mattel’s upcoming Barbie film, which already has a handful of stars attached and a central figure who more easily lends herself to cohesive narratives, details are scant about Hot Wheels, a movie based on cars you move around with the power of your imagination. But Hot Wheels could just as well end up being a film to watch out for, especially if Warner Bros. and Mattel have designs on it becoming their answer to Universal’s Fast & Furious franchise.
*****It’s a copy of a copy of a copy!!
*******”Fast and Furious” isn’t about the cars!! As Vin Diesel says, it’s about “fambly!!”
Ripping The Tabloids (Throughout the week, we’ll give you the stories from that weeks tabs!)
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Beckham’s Kid Brooklyn Bags Billionaire’s Girl-(National Enquirer)
Brooklyn Beckham, 23, and actress Nicola Peltz, 27, tied the knot in Palm Beach, Fla., with an orchid-shrewn ceremony in front of HUNDREDS of A-list guests-including the groom’s parents, soccer great David Beckham and former Spice Girl Victoria, and the bride’s folks, billionaire daddy Nelson and mom Claudia Peltz.
Alligator Knocks On The Door
Authorities in Florida responded to a report of an “animal problem” in a residential neighborhood and arrived to find an alligator scratching at the front door of a home. The Flagler County Sheriff’s Office said in a Facebook post that deputies responded Sunday night “to a call about an animal problem” at a Flagler County home. The deputies arrived to find an alligator on the doorstep of the home, apparently trying to find a way into the residence. The sheriff’s office said deputies and personnel from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission relocated the gator to a more suitable habitat “away from the residential area.” See the video HERE.
********He did win an award as “Gator with the Best Manners” for at least knocking!!!
******Don’t be a Gator Hater!!
Electric FedEx Truck
An all-electric FedEx delivery van broke a Guinness World Record when it made the nearly 260-mile drive from New York City to Washington, D.C., on a single charge. Brightdrop, a subsidiary of General Motors, announced FedEx driver Stephen Marlin drove the BrightDrop Zevo 600 van from New York City to Washington, D.C., making stops along the way in cities including Philadelphia and Baltimore. The van, which was carrying sustainable cleaning products from Full Circle to retailer Mom’s Organic Market, completed the 258.85-mile trip on a single charge, earning the Guinness World Record for greatest distance traveled by an electric van on a single charge. The journey was timed to coincide with Earth Day on Friday.
********Their slogan?? “When you need your package to ALMOST get there, call us!!”
Woman Says TikTok Caused Her To Lose Job
A Florida woman says she was fired from her job at Dollar General after she began posted TikTok videos accusing the company of treating its employees unfairly and creating unsafe working conditions. “I open the store at 8 a.m., and I basically had to run the entire store. I had to check in and out customers, I had to do my paperwork, I had to check in vendors, I had to check in a mystery truck that just showed up out of nowhere,” Mary Gundel, who managed a Dollar General store near Tampa, said. “I had no help, I don’t have enough hours given to me for me to actually be a manager within the business. And that’s a big safety concern within the company.”Gundel created the hashtag “Putinaticket” which is meant to mock how Dollar General handles complaints by employees, by telling them to “put in a ticket.” As a result of her TikToks, other Dollar General employees began posting their work experiences at Dollar General as well. A Dollar General spokesperson said the company had spoken with Gundel about the violations of company policy it says she committed.
********TIP: They’re hiring at the 99 Cent Store!!
******If you work at Dollar General, you probably drink Two-Buck Chuck!!
Florida Bride Serves Pot Food At Reception
A 42-year-old Florida bride and her 31-year-old caterer are accused of serving food laced with marijuana to unsuspecting guests at a wedding reception. The women were arrested Monday following an investigation by the Seminole County Sheriff’s Office, according to court records. Both women were charged with tampering, culpable negligence, and delivery of marijuana and later bonded out of jail. Investigators said in an arrest affidavit that guests began feeling ill during the Feb. 19 event at a clubhouse in Longwood, which is near Orlando. The report says 30 to 40 people attended the event. Several people who said they felt “stoned” were taken to the hospital for treatment. The arrest report says several tested positive for THC, the psychoactive compound in marijuana. A detective wrote in the report that guests said they had not been warned about the laced food. One man told deputies he was having a hard time operating his cellphone. Others said they felt paranoid and high. Another guest told deputies that after feeling stoned, she asked the bride if cannabis was in the food and was told “yes” by the smiling bride, an affidavit said.
********When they asked her why, she said, “Florida.”
STUFF THAT’S COOL AND VIRAL
VIDEO: AMBER HEARD’S LAWYER OBJECTS TO HIS OWN QUESTION.
VIDEO: BALLPLAYER GOES NUTS AFTER BAD CALL.
A LIST FOR WEDNESDAY
17 Money Books for Kids
THE PENNY HOARDER
- “One Cent, Two Cents, Old Cent, New Cent” by Bonnie Worth
The Cat in the Hat uses rhymes and whimsy to explain the history of currency and its many forms in this book.
- “The Berenstain Bears’ Trouble With Money” by Stan and Jan Berenstain
Brother and Sister Bear show how spending carelessly quickly leads to empty pockets. This book illustrates the importance of earning, managing and saving money.
- “The Berenstain Bears’ Dollars and Sense” by Stan and Jan Berenstain
Mama and Papa Bear teach Brother and Sister Bear about money management and writing checks in “The Berenstain Bears’ Dollars and Sense.”
- “Bunny Money” by Rosemary Wells
When Max and Ruby go out to find a gift for their grandma, they realize just how quickly money can be spent. “Bunny Money” is a good book for teaching kids about how everything has its cost.
- “Curious George Saves His Pennies” by Margret and H.A. Rey
“Curious George Saves His Pennies” highlights the importance of saving money as George has to do a number of odd jobs and keep his coins in his piggy bank in order to afford the toy he wants.
- “Just a Piggy Bank” by Gina and Mercer Mayer
Little Critter learns the value of keeping money in his piggy bank in this book. Read it to your kids before they get a piggy bank of their own.
- “Happy Birthday, Mali More” by Tiffany Aliche
Getting gifts is exciting, but Mali learns material things aren’t the most important thing in this book.
- “A Boy, a Budget and a Dream” by Jasmine Paul
“A Boy, a Budget and a Dream” teaches kids how budgeting can help you buy the things you really want.
- “If You Made a Million” by David M. Schwartz
“If You Made a Million” teaches kids the value of different denominations of money and how you can earn more money or owe more money due to interest.
- “You Can’t Buy a Dinosaur With a Dime”
Pete loves toy dinosaurs, but doesn’t love when his piggy bank is empty. This book sheds light on the decision making that comes along with spending — or saving — money.
Money Books for Older Kids
These non-fiction, but still entertaining, books impart vital money lessons to teens and tweens, including how to invest and how to build a business.
- “How to Turn $100 Into $1,000,000” by James McKenna, Jeannine Glista and Matt Fontaine
This book is for middle- and high-school students who dream of becoming millionaires. It explains how setting goals, saving and investing can rocket your net worth.
- “Kid Start-Up” by Mark Cuban, Shaan Patel and Ian McCue
Budding kid entrepreneurs should check out this book. It explores how to go from a business idea to earning your own income.
- “Finance 101 for Kids” by Walter Andal
“Finance 101 for Kids” gives an overview of basic financial topics that everyone should know before reaching adulthood. This book discusses the dangers of mishandling credit, how the economy affects your personal finances, the impact of giving back to your community and more.
- “Not Your Parents’ Money Book” by Jean Chatzky
Tweens and teens can learn how to earn money and make smart consumer decisions in this book by money guru Jean Chatzky. It is geared toward readers 10 and up.
- “The Survival Guide for Money Smarts”
“The Survival Guide for Money Smarts” gives advice to kids ages 9 and up about how to earn, save, spend and give money. It includes stories from real kids who successfully navigated money decisions.
- “I Want More Pizza” by Steve Burkholder
“I Want More Pizza” aims to make personal finance topics — like debt management, investing, compound growth and goal setting — engaging for teens. It uses real world examples to help high school and college students understand how to become financially independent from their parents.
- “Investing for Kids” by Allison Tom and Dylin Redling
This book introduces kids ages 8 to 12 to the concept of investing so they can start growing their money at an early age.
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