Born on this day!! Actor James Reynolds (“Days of Our Lives”) is 76. Singer-flutist Ian Anderson of Jethro Tull is 75. Mandolin player Gene Johnson of Diamond Rio is 73. Singer Patti Austin is 72. Actor Rosanna Arquette is 63. Actor Antonio Banderas is 62. Drummer Jon Farriss of INXS is 61. Actor Chris Caldovino (“Boardwalk Empire”) is 59. Singer Neneh Cherry is 58. Singer Aaron Hall of Guy is 58. Singer Lorraine Pearson of Five Star is 55. Singer Michael Bivins (Bell Biv Devoe, New Edition) is 54. Actor Angie Harmon (“Law and Order”) is 50. Country singer Jennifer Hanson is 49. Actor-turned-lawyer Craig Kirkwood (“Remember the Titans”) is 48. Actor JoAnna Garcia Swisher (“Kevin (Probably) Saves The World,” ″Reba”) is 43. Singer Cary Ann Hearst of Shovels and Rope is 43. Singer Nikki Bratcher of Divine is 42. Actor Aaron Staton (“Mad Men”) is 42. Actor Ryan Eggold (“The Blacklist: Redemption,” ″90210″) is 38. Actor Charley Koontz (“CSI: Cyber”) is 35. Actor Lucas Till (“Hannah Montana”) is 32. Actor Jeremy Maguire (“Modern Family”) is 11.
THIS DAY IN GENIUS HISTORY
1821 – Missouri became the 24th state in the United States.
1846 – The Smithsonian Institution was established in Washington, D.C., from funds left by British scientist James Smithson.
1921 – Franklin D. Roosevelt was stricken with polio at his summer home on Campobello island.
1944 – U.S. forces seized Guam from Japan.
1948 – Candid Camera with Allen Funt debuted on television.
1988 – President Reagan signed a bill that awarded $20,000 to each survivor of the Japanese-American internment.
1993 – Ruth Bader Ginsburg was sworn in as the second female U.S. Supreme Court justice.
Today Is: National Duran Duran Appreciation Day, National Shapewear Day, Paul Bunyan Day, Skyscraper Appreciation Day, Smithsonian Day, S’mores Day, World Lion Day
TODAY ON TV!
Primetime TV (All Times Eastern)
CBS – 8:00 – Big Brother / 9:00 – The Challenge USA / 10:00 – SWAT
NBC – 8:00 – America’s Got Talent / 9:00 – Password / 10:00 – Chicago PD
ABC – 8:00 – Conners / 8:30 – Goldbergs / 9:00 – Abbott Elementary / 9:30 – Home Economics / 10:00 – Press Your Luck
FOX – 8:00 – Master Chef / 9:00 – So You Think You Can Dance
CW – 8:00 – Mysteries Decoded / 9:00 – Wellington Paranormal
TV Talk Shows
Stephen Colbert: Kieran Culkin, Run the Jewels, Joe Walsh
Seth Meyers: Andy Cohen, Jeff Foxworthy, Brooke Colucci (R 3/30/22)
Watch What Happens Live: Kathy Hilton, Crystal Kung Minkoff
The Talk: Phil Keoghan (R 5/13/22)
Live with Kelly and Ryan: Michaela Jaé Rodriguez, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, guest co-host Lisa Rinna
Ellen DeGeneres: Robin Roberts, Dwyane Wade (R 4/25/22)
Kelly Clarkson: Laura Linney, Gabriel Iglesias, PJ Morton (R 4/29/22)
Tamron Hall: Rachael Ray, Kandi Burruss, James Beard, Aarón Sánchez (R 3/25/22)
Drew Barrymore: Mariska Hargitay, Tiki Barber, Jenny Mollen, Jason Biggs (R 1/18/22)
WHAT ARE YOU TALKIN’ ABOUT? Here are today’s PPM-Friendly Topics!
QUESTION: Is THIS the way to say “It’s OVER??” A groom plays a video AT THE WEDDING of his wife CHEATING with her sister’s husband.. and then what happened???
QUESTION: Do you know how to be the MOST ATTRACTIVE PERSON IN THE ROOM!! This “influencer” thinks she does, and she’s sharing her FIVE SECRETS!!!!!!!!
QUESTION: Ready for AMAZON to have a DETAILED MAP OF YOUR HOME?? They just bought “Roomba,” and will connect it to every “smart” device you own!!!!!!!!!
QUESTION: What’s so special about this woman’s chicken laying a PERFECTLY ROUND EGG??? It only happens ONE TIME IN A BILLION!!! Let’s see what hatches!!!!!!!!!!!
QUESTION: Why do critics HATE Chris Pratt’s new hit series, “Terminal List??” The author says, 1) It aint woke, 2) there are weapons and we say 3) he’s a Christian!!
Taylor Swift and her legal team hit back in a copyright lawsuit in which she is accused of stealing lyrics for her hit song, “Shake It Off.” Sean Hall and Nathan Butler, who wrote 3LW’s 2000 song “Playas Gon’ Play,” are accusing the superstar of using their words. A Monday court filing insisted that Swift wrote 2014’s “Shake It Off” by herself, while her attorney accused Hall and Butler of trying to cash in on the song’s astronomical success. “The lyrics to Shake It Off were written entirely by me,” Swift said in a declaration, as reported by The Guardian. “Until learning about Plaintiffs’ claim in 2017, I had never heard the song Playas Gon’ Play and had never heard of that song or the group 3LW.” Swift claimed that she was just 11 when “Playas Gon’ Play,” was released, and that she was not allowed to watch MTV’s “Total Request Live” music video countdown show until she was “about 13 years old.” Backing this up, Swift’s mother Andrea Swift filed an accompanying statement in which she said that she kept a close watch over the media her daughter was exposed to at home.
*******Sooner or later, we’re gonna figure out that everything is a rip off of everything else!! Calm down!!
*****Fact is, TAYLOR is a playa!!!
Johnny Depp has signed a multi-year, seven-figure deal to continue serving as the celebrity face of their bestselling Sauvage cologne. On Monday, the official Dior Beauty Instagram account posted photos and videos of Depp backstage at one of his rock concerts in Paris, lensed by famous shutterbug Greg Williams. “Fearless yet human, just like Sauvage,” one caption reads. Tons of fans flooded the comments showing support for Depp and Dior. Per TMZ, Williams staged a photoshoot before and after the show, which will be used in future Sauvage advertisements. Since Depp first signed with Dior in 2017, Sauvage has become the top-selling fragrance in the world, according to Business of Fashion, surpassing successful women’s scents from Chanel and other top brands.
*******We used to be a savage.. but now? We’re a “sauvage!!!”
*****Full disclosure: In person, Johnny does NOT smell like Sauvage!!!
*****He used to spray it on his sheets to cover the poop smell!!
Serena Williams announced in her September 2022 Vogue cover story published Tuesday that she will be retiring from the sport after the U.S. Open to focus on building her family. She and her husband, Alexis Ohanian, already share 4-year-old daughter Olympia. “These days, if I have to choose between building my tennis résumé and building my family, I choose the latter,” she wrote in a personal essay. Williams, who is not yet pregnant with their second child, wrote that she is looking to have another baby — but only after her athlete days are behind her. “In the last year, Alexis and I have been trying to have another child, and we recently got some information from my doctor that put my mind at ease and made me feel that whenever we’re ready, we can add to our family,” she explained. “I definitely don’t want to be pregnant again as an athlete. I need to be two feet into tennis or two feet out.”
********And her husband needs to be two feet into HER!! (too much?)
*****You can’t deny that she has her priorities straight!!
Pete Davidson has been in “trauma therapy” largely due to Kanye West’s attacks on social media. Beginning in April, he has been seeking help following his feud with the rapper for dating his ex-wife, Kim Kardashian. “The attention and negativity coming from Kanye and his antics is a trigger for [Pete], and he’s had to seek out help,” an insider told People, who first reported the story, Monday. The source stressed that, despite calling it quits last week, Davidson “has no regrets for dating Kim and wants it to be made very clear that she’s been nothing but supportive of him throughout their relationship.” Kanye has continuously criticized Pete — who he dubbed Skete — ever since he was first linked to Kardashian in October 2021. Earlier this year, West released a video for “Eazy” that had him literally kidnapping and burying a cartoon version of Davidson. He also rapped about “beating Pete Davidson’s ass.” West also attacked Davidson in a second video for the same tune, this time while the actor wore a “Skete” hoodie.
*******He probably needs trauma therapy after he looks in the mirror!!
****He’s the one who sent Kanye pictures of him in bed with his wife!!
*******People used to get bummed out. Now they have “triggers!!!”
Two weeks after Variety reported that Britney Spears and Elton John were working up a brand-new recording of John’s 1971 song, “Tiny Dancer,” the remake has been confirmed: Reps for both artists sent out an announcement Monday confirmed that the song, “Hold Me Closer,” is due in the coming days. There was little information in the announcement except single artwork, which consists of the title, a rose (Britney) and a rocket (Elton). According to reports last month, Spears met with John in mid-July in a Beverly Hills recording studio for a new version of the song. Grammy-winning producer Andrew Watt, who has worked with everyone from Miley Cyrus and Justin Bieber to Pearl Jam and Ozzy Osbourne, was reported to be overseeing the session. The collaboration would mark Spears’ first return to making music since her conservatorship was terminated in November 2021.
********She should have gotten with Ozzy for a remake of “Crazy Train!!”
*******The new lyric is “Hold me closer while I pants her!!!”
Ripping The Tabloids (Throughout the week, we’ll give you the stories from that weeks tabs!)
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Babies, Hookups and More!-(Globe)
Baby machine Hilaria Baldwin took another shot at love, gifting hubby Alec Baldwin a new wedding band on their tenth anniversary after his fingers got too fat to fit his old ring. Faux Latina Hilaria and the “Rust” movie gunman are expecting their seventh Baldwinito, a girl.
Get Paid To Sleep!
A New York-based mattress company is seeking professional “sleepers” to get paid for taking naps and documenting the experience on social media. Casper, a mattress firm founded in 2014, said on its website that it is hiring “Casper Sleepers” willing to snooze “in our stores, and in unexpected settings out in the world.” The chosen candidates will document their napping experiences on social media. The listing says ideal candidates should have “exceptional sleeping ability,” the “desire to sleep as much as possible” and an “ability to sleep through anything.” Applications are being accepted through Aug. 11.
********Some of the best candidates are gonna fall asleep and forget to apply!!
TOPIC: Where is the weirdest place YOU’VE ever fallen asleep???
Animal rescuers in Iowa said they have successfully captured a peacock that was on the loose for multiple days in a residential neighborhood. Residents of the Merle Hay neighborhood in Des Moines said the peacock was first spotted more than 30 feet up in a tree Wednesday in Jordan Stenger’s front yard. “When I first saw it I couldn’t get a very good look at it,” Stenger told the Des Moines Register. “You could tell that it wasn’t like a hawk or like another big bird. He just kind of stayed still for a long time. He had its neck back, like, resting on his body.” The peacock was spotted again on Thursday, moving from trees to rooftops to yards in the neighborhood. The Animal Rescue League of Iowa said the peacock was successfully captured Saturday night. Officials said the bird, named Jimmy, will hopefully be returned to his owners, although keeping peacocks as pets is not legal inside the city.
*******When we hear peacock, we always think “drug dealer watchdog!!!
Someone Studied Sleep Habits Of A Spider!
Daniela Roessler and her colleagues trained cameras on baby jumping spiders at night to find out if they sleep. The footage showed patterns that looked a lot like sleep cycles: The spiders’ legs twitched and parts of their eyes flickered. The researchers described this pattern as a “REM sleep-like state.” In humans, REM, or rapid eye movement, is an active phase of sleep when parts of the brain light up with activity and is closely linked with dreaming. Other animals, including some birds and mammals, have been shown to experience REM sleep. But creatures like the jumping spider haven’t gotten as much attention so it wasn’t known if they got the same kind of sleep, said Roessler, an evolutionary biologist at the University of Konstanz in Germany. Their findings were published Monday in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
*********In one startling development, Casper has announced that they’ll making tiny little “jumping spider mattresses!!”
******This is great! If we can tell when spiders are sleeping, we’ll know when to whack ’em!!!
*****If they’re laying on their back with all eight legs in the air, they’re DEAD!!
Florida Man Attacked By Alligator
An alligator bit a man’s face while he was swimming in a lake near Tampa. It happened last Thursday at Lake Thonotosassa which is in Hillsborough County. Fire rescue took the 34-year-old man to the hospital after the alligator bit his face, according to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission which dispatched a contracted trapper to the lake and is continuing to investigate the incident. Around 1.3 million alligators live in Florida, in all 67 counties, according to the FWC. The agency recommends people stay away from alligators and avoid handling or feeding them. Nuisance alligators — those that are 4 feet or longer and believed to pose a threat to people, their pets, or property — are trapped and killed by the agency through its statewide Nuisance Alligator Program. A total of 9,442 nuisance alligators were killed in 2021, according to the FWC.
*********We always wonder why they release gators back into the wild!! Do you think they’d show US the same courtesy?? No!!
STUFF THAT’S COOL AND VIRAL
VIDEO: TALKING PARROT LOVES THE CAMERA.
A LIST FOR WEDNESDAY
4 ‘Micro-Transitions’ In Your Day That May Be Causing You Anxiety
Dark thoughts like to show their ugly faces at night, Temple said, so the sun going down or similar evening-related transitions can trigger anxiety.
There are a few theories on why this happens. One study found that sleep disruption can be caused by an inability to control emotionally negative information at night. Some psychologists blame our caveman-esque brains, which used to scan for danger before bed in hunter-gatherer times. Additionally, our brains’ active “negativity bias” ― where our minds subconsciously focus on bad news over good news ― can be at play. At night, we can reminisce on various negative events that occurred during the day.
The End Of A Fun Event
Maybe you’ve spent weeks preparing for your upcoming vacation with family, only to obsess over your last day as the end of your trip is approaching.
Temple said this can be caused by having a great time and not wanting it to end, or conversely, having high expectations and feeling like whatever happened wasn’t as fun as you wanted it to be.
“So therefore, there’s a sense of dread or let down,” he said. These emotions can materialize as anxiety that you wouldn’t have felt otherwise.
Do you change how you are parenting when your partner leaves the room and your mother-in-law walks in? Maybe you are stricter, or more laid-back.
Either way, Dr. Whitney Casares, a private practice pediatrician and founder and CEO of the Modern Mamas Club, said that an “audience change” can be a micro-transition that causes anxiety. This can also show up as “putting on a good face” at a party when you aren’t up for it, or feeling like you can’t be your true self around certain peers.
If you have a Zoom call coming up, and you know your kid will be waking from a nap at the same time or that a repair person is about to arrive, you might feel pulled in two directions at once. Or maybe it’s a slightly bigger scenario: Say you’ve committed to a distant relative’s wedding and you get an invitation in the mail for your friend’s wedding the same weekend.
Dreading this inability to balance obligations or responsibilities can lead to some anxiety around those micro-transitions, Casares explained. Anticipating or worrying about issues that may come up can cause your body to go into fight-or-flight mode.
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