Born on this day!! Actor Patricia Richardson (“Strong Medicine,” ″Home Improvement”) is 71. Guitarist Brad Whitford of Aerosmith is 70. Singer Howard Jones is 67. Guitarist Michael Wilton of Queensryche is 60. Actor Kristin Davis (“Sex and the City”) is 57. Actor Marc Price (“Family Ties”) is 54. TV personality Daymond John (“Shark Tank”) is 53. Actor Niecy Nash (“The Soul Man,” “Reno 911!”) is 52. Bassist Jeff Beres of Sister Hazel is 51. Guitarist-keyboardist Lasse Johansson of The Cardigans is 49. Songwriter Robert Lopez (“Frozen”) is 47. Actor Kelly Macdonald (“Boardwalk Empire”) is 46. Rapper Residente of Calle 13 is 44. Actor Josh Gad (“Frozen”) is 41. Actor Aziz Ansari (“Parks and Recreation”) is 39. Actor Emily Blunt (“A Quiet Place,” “The Devil Wears Prada”) is 39. Actor Tye White (“Greenleaf”) is 36. Actor Dakota Fanning is 28.
THIS DAY IN GENIUS HISTORY
1821 – John Keats, English Romantic poet, died.
1836 – Mexican general Santa Anna began the siege of the Alamo.
1896 – The Tootsie Roll was introduced by Leo Hirshfield.
1898 – 1898 French novelist Emile Zola was convicted of libel and sentenced to jail for writing his “J’accuse” letter accusing the government of anti-Semitism and wrongly jailing Captain Alfred Dreyfus.
1942 – The first Axis shelling of U.S. soil took place near Santa Barbara, Calif.
1945 – U.S. Marines raised the American flag on Iwo Jima.
1997 – Scottish scientists announced the successful cloning of a sheep, Dolly.
2011 – The Obama Administration determines that the Defense of Marriage Act is unconstitutional.
Today Is: Curling is Cool Day, Diesel Engine Day, Inconvenience Yourself Day, Iwo Jima Day (Flag Raised), National Dog Biscuit Day, National Tile Day, Pink Shirt Day, Single Tasking Day, Tootsie Roll Day
TODAY ON TV!
Primetime TV (All Times Eastern)
CBS – 8:00 – Celebrity Big Brother / 9:00 – Amazing Race / 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 – The Conners / 9:30 – Home Economics / 10:00 – A Million Little Things
FOX – 8:00 – I Can See Your Voice / 8:30 – Next Level Chef
CW – 8:00 – DC Legends Of Tomorrow / 9:00 – Batwoman
TV Talk Shows
Jimmy Fallon: Tracee Ellis Ross, Jabari Banks, Koffee
Stephen Colbert: John Heilemann, Mark McKinnon, Jennifer Palmieri, Russell Howard
Seth Meyers: Billie Eilish, Mayor Eric Adams, Stevie Nistor
The Talk: Pre-empted
Live with Kelly and Ryan: Alana Haim, Sophia Bush
Ellen DeGeneres: Tyler Perry, Glennon Doyle, Phillip-Michael Scales
Wendy Williams: Guest host Sherri Shepherd
The Real: Grace Byers, guest co-host MC Lyte
Kelly Clarkson: Hilary Duff, Jabari Banks, Daisy the Great featuring AJR
Drew Barrymore: Hannah Waddingham, Patrick Starr
WHAT ARE YOU TALKIN’ ABOUT? Here are today’s PPM-Friendly Topics!
QUESTION: Can WOLF BLITZER do this?? An AP reporter shocks the world by reporting the news in SIX DIFFERENT LANGUAGES!!!!!
QUESTION: Was his candle almost BLOWN OUT BY THE WIND?? Elton John had a terrifying emergency landing in high winds in a broken jet!!
QUESTION: Is Viagra the world’s greatest WONDER DRUG? It not only treats dementia, it can also cure your DOG of terrible doggie ailments!!!!!!
QUESTION: Who is RUDER on DATINGS APPS: Men or women?? Women share nasty messages from men, like, “WHAT? You won’t be my side piece?”
QUESTION: Is THIS the Most Beautiful Building in the World? It’s the Museum of the Future in Dubai! (And they built it with YOUR oil money!!!!!!!!)
Sherri Shepherd is set to host her own daytime talk show in the fall titled Sherri, which will take over the time periods held by The Wendy Williams Show. The Show will be ending after 13 seasons. Shepherd has been a frequent guest-host on The Wendy Williams Show this season as Williams deals with health issues. Sherri will be distributed by Lionsgate’s Debmar-Mercury. David Perler (The Wendy Williams Show) will executive produce Sherri along with Shepherd and Jawn Murray. “OMG! I am so excited to have my dream come true and debut my very own talk show Sherri in the fall. I can’t wait until I return to NY to host the show and merge everything I love…pop culture, talk, entertainment and comedy. I am thankful for Debmar-Mercury and Fox for partnering with me on this show and look forward to this new journey,” Shepherd said in a statement. “Since Wendy is still not available to host the show as she continues on her road to recovery, we believe it is best for our fans, stations and advertising partners to start making the transition now. We hope to be able to work with Wendy again in the future, and continue to wish her a speedy and full recovery,” Debmar-Mercury co-presidents Mort Marcus and Ira Bernstein said in a statement.
******In baseball, this is known as being “Wally Pipped!!” (Wally Pipp was Yankee player who kept sitting out games with migraine headaches.. until they finally decided to just leave Lou Gehrig in the starting lineup!!
********Now Sherri has to learn how to fart and burp at the same time!!
********After 13 seasons, we’re sure Wendy is set for life!!! We hope!!!
*****This is the TV equivalent of “we wish her well in her future endeavors!!”
Britney Spears is set to release a new memoir through publisher Simon & Schuster, according to multiple reports. People magazine also confirmed that Britney Spears will be releasing a memoir and that she has signed a $15 million book deal. It will cover Britney Spears’ career and relationship with her family. The book deal comes after a Los Angeles judge formally ended her conservatorship in November, which was handled by her father Jamie Spears. Her father became her legal guardian in 2008, taking over all of Britney Spears’ financial decisions amid mental health concerns.
********The book will be called “Everything I Can Remember!!” It will be three pages long.
******She waited until she could keep all the money!!!
Prince Andrew still believes he has a shot at public life. His friends say after Prince Andrew agreed last week to settle his sex abuse case by making a substantial donation to his accuser’s charity and declaring that he never meant to malign her character. Kerene Barefield, an executive producer for True Royalty TV, said the revelation came during a recent taping of “The Royal Beat,” a talk show for the streaming service that features exclusive interviews with royal experts and palace insiders. “The royal experts shared, by speaking to friends of the Duke of York, that he still believes he has a future as a royal,” Barefield says. “The language that he used in his statement, like the fact he will be helping sex trafficking victims, could be seen as him trying to reposition himself and reinvent himself in the eyes of the public. It’s my understanding that [his daughter] Princess Eugenie also has a charity that helps sex trafficking victims. And it might be that he’s trying to get on board with that.” “All he has is his family right now to support him,” she shared. “It’s my understanding that Prince Andrew still believes he has a lot to contribute to public life. I don’t think anyone else feels the same. But he won’t go away quietly. He will want to come back to public life.”
******He thinks the public has a goldfish memory!! (And he may be right)
********He should join Prince Harry and Meghan in America!! We’ll forgive ANYBODY!!
*****He offered to volunteer with the Girl Scouts, but they turned him down!!!
Aaron Rodgers thanked Shailene Woodley for showing him what “unconditional love” looks like amid rumors the engaged couple broke up. “Here’s some… #MondayNightGratitude for some of the incredibly special people in my life, with some pictures from the last beautiful year,” Rodgers captioned a slideshow of photos, which included a picture of him and Woodley, cuddling. Despite the ongoing buzz that the couple have gone their separate ways, Rodgers wrote, “thanks for letting me chase after you the first couple months after we met, and finally letting me catch up to you and be a part of your life. “Thanks for always having my back, for the incredible kindness you show me and everyone you meet, and for showing me what unconditional love looks like, I love you and am grateful for you.” The post comes just one day after he posted about the meaning of love on his social media. Last week, several insiders confirmed that the pair had split after nearly two years together.
********He’s obviously afraid she’ll come after him with a knife! That’s OUR interpretation!!
Molly Ringwald turned 54 on Feb. 18 and had a hilarious exchange with her mother, who seemed to disremember her special day. The moment was reminiscent of Ringwald’s iconic 1984 John Hughes classic “Sixteen Candles” in which her family neglects to remember her 16th birthday amid her older sister’s wedding. She took to Instagram to share a screenshot of a text conversation she had with her mother, captioning it, “Actual conversation with my mom today.” In the text, the “Secret Life of the American Teenager” star asked her mother, “That’s it? You don’t have anything else to say to me today?” Her mom then responded, in jest, “I didn’t realize it was the 18th today. Happy birthday! I haven’t got your present in the mail. Will do very soon.” “Life imitates art,” Ringwald then said back, to which her mom replied, “How true. It took me a few more years to forget.” See the post HERE.
TOPIC: Did your family ever forget YOUR birthday?? Or move away without telling you?? (or was that just us?)
Ripping The Tabloids (Throughout the week, we’ll give you the stories from that weeks tabs!)
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Queen Camilla is Coming for Harry! – (National Enquirer)
Queen Elizabeth’s stunning decree officially naming Camilla – mistress turned wife of her son Charles – Britain’s next Queen was met with public silence from bitter grandson Prince Harry and his diva wife, Meghan! But the renegade royals – now holed up in the ir $14 million California mansion with kids Archie, 2 and LIlibet, 8 months – should be worried about snubbing the future sovereign’s former sidepiece, say palace sources. “Camilla’s loyalties lie with Charles, and she will allow nothing – and no one – to demean or threaten her husband,” dishes a high-level courtier. “And the Duke and Duchess have done both.” Harry, 37, and Meghan, 40, sensationally ditched palace duties in 2020 to chase success as Hollywood royalty. But as the money-hungry attention seekers inked multimillion dollar deals with Netflix and Spotify, they also accused his family of racism, cutting their purse strings and refusing to take Harry’s calls! Though her majesty, 95, boldly backed the royal runaway’s stepmother, the course claims everyone expects the peeved prince to bash Camilla, 74, as a homewrecking harpy in his upcoming memoir and accuse her of breaking up Charles’ marriage to Harry’s late mom, Princes Di. “The Sussexes know their fate is sealed,” says the source, “and they know Camilla will retaliate.”
Guy Wears 90 Shirts During Half-Marathon
A runner in an Alberta half-marathon attempted a Guinness World Record by taking on the 13.1-mile course while wearing 90 T-shirts. David Eliuk ran Sunday’s Hypothermic Half Marathon in Edmonton while wearing 90 T-shirts in an attempt to break the Guinness World Record of 76 shirts, which was set by British runner David Smith in 2019. “It hurt,” Eliuk told Global News after the race. “It feels great to be done. I had an amazing team behind me.” Eliuk said he trained for five months before the attempt, but still hit some unforeseen difficulties from the weight and constriction of his wardrobe. “I had a lot of issues with constriction on my arms in the first lap and the crew was able to help me get through that,” Eliuk said. Eliuk said evidence from his attempt is being submitted to Guinness World Records for official recognition.
*****His supporters said, “This is a great breakthrough for people who like to do stupid things!!”
*****Considering the temps are close to zero in Alberta, this was a smart move!!
Giant Black Bear On The Loose!
A 500-pound black bear nicknamed Hank the Tank is causing alarm in a town near California’s Lake Tahoe where the massive bruin has been blamed for breaking into dozens of properties. Police in South Lake Tahoe, Calif., said the bear struck again on Friday, escalating his antics by busting into a locked and secured home rather than his usual modus operandi of entering unlocked garages in his search for food. The California Department of Fish and Wildlife says Hank is responsible for damage to 38 homes and has triggered more than 150 calls to authorities, according to KNRV-TV. Officers responding to the latest call said they found the bear inside a locked home after he had apparently squeezed through the small window. Police said they “banged on the exterior of the home” until Hank “popped out a back door.” Police remained in the area “to ensure he continued on his way without damaging any other homes.” The repeated appearances of Hank in the same gated South Lake Tahoe neighborhood are concerning enough for state conservation officials to consider whether the bruin should be trapped and euthanized. Euthanasia is a measure of last resort for “severely habituated or human-food conditioned black bears,” the agency said, but added in a statement to the area’s homeowners that “for months — and despite hazing and other mitigation efforts, the target bear has caused extensive property damage and forcefully entered several homes — including occupied homes.” See the video HERE.
******”Hank the Tank??” We dated her in high school!!
******He’s invading these homes, looking for Nutri-System!! He needs to lose some of that hibernation weight!!
*****He’d like to go to sleep for the winter, but he’s too fat to fit in the cave!!
Lost Engagement Ring Found In The Snow
A Texas woman who lost her engagement ring in the Colorado snow during a vacation with her fiance was reunited with the precious item, thanks to a stranger with a metal detector. Paulina Morales said she and her fiance, Deven Maraj, were visited Breckenridge earlier this month when her engagement ring fell from her finger while she was playing in the snow on a trail just west of the Blue River. The couple spent days searching the area for the ring, which had been custom designed by Maraj’s father, but eventually had to go home to Texas. Morales and Maraj offered a $500 reward for the ring’s return, and Summit County resident Tony Pizzamigalo decided to take up the search after seeing a CBS Denver report on the missing item. Pizzamigalo, who used his metal detector, said it took him only a short time to find the ring in the area specified by the couple. Pizzamigalo said he plans to donate the $500 reward to the Summit Rescue Group, a volunteer team of mountain rescuers.
*********For every million guys with metal detectors, one will do something useful with it!!
TikTok User Punches Shark!
A TikTok user took to the video sharing site to recount the story of how she “won” a confrontation with a lemon shark that had latched onto her foot by punching it repeatedly in the face. Heather West, aka @wildwitchofthew3st on TikTok, said in a series of videos posted to the site that she was snorkeling off Dry Tortugas National Park with friends late last month, and they had intended to head to Loggerhead Key to visit the Little Africa reef, but turned back toward land due to choppy conditions. West said she was the last member of her party in the water when she felt something tug on her foot. “I immediately turned and when I did, I felt something snatch my foot. My brain couldn’t really comprehend what was going on and I thought one of the guys had grabbed my foot, trying to scare me,” West said in one of the videos. West said she realized it was a shark grasping onto her flipper when it started to pull and its teeth went through the rubber to break her skin.
*********Once your blood gets in the water, all the shark’s friends come over to share!!!
****Punching in the face repeatedly also works for guys you meet on Tinder!!
STUFF THAT’S COOL AND VIRAL
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A LIST FOR WEDNESDAY
8 of the Best, Cheapest Meal Delivery Services
THE PENNY HOARDER
What is a Meal Kit?
A meal kit is a box or other container that holds items you need to create meals. Depending on the the plan you choose — most offer a set amount of meals for each week for a certain amount of people — you’ll receive meals weekly, unless you choose another delivery option.
Typically, a meal kit is made up of:
- Ingredients (vegetables, meat and spices, etc.).
- A recipe for each meal.
Meal kits usually come with ice packs and insulation to help keep meals frozen until you can put them in your freezer. (The effect of this wrapping and packaging on the environment has been an increasing topic of conversation.) Depending on the freshness or best-by dates, they might also come with directions on which meals you should make and eat sooner.
For a regular, set price, you can have meals ready-to-make delivered to your doorstep.
Meal Kits vs. Prepared Meal Kits
Before we proceed, it’s important to make a distinction between meal subscription services: Meal kits and prepared meal kits.
Most companies tend to specialize in one type or the other. At a glance, here’s the difference:
- Meal Kit: This kit comes with all of the necessary ingredients you need to make the meal from scratch. You’ll need to do the prep work yourself (chopping veggies, defrosting any meat) and use a stove and/or oven to finish preparing the meals.
- Prepared Meal Kit: This kit comes with meals already prepared and nearly ready-to-serve. Think: A fancier TV dinner. Simply unpack the meal, heat it in the microwave or oven, and you’re good to go.
Community entrepreneurs in large cities have also created hyper-local food subscription delivery (or pickup) services.
Many companies offer deals, especially for new subscribers. For example, you might get a certain number of meals or deliveries for free before you have to start paying.
Note: The prices in the chart below are based on two to four meals or recipes per delivery. The price of each meal or recipe typically decreases if you order more at one time.
8 of the Cheapest Meal Delivery Service at a Glance
|Company||Starting Price||Shipping||Best For||Promos|
|Blue Apron||$8.49||$9.99||Wine and buying products||$110 off first 4 boxes||GET DETAILS|
|Hello Fresh||$8.49||$9.99||Fresh food and promos||10 free meals/newbies||GET DETAILS|
|Dinnerly||$5.59||$8.99||Budget meals made fast||Check website||GET DETAILS|
|Freshly||$8.99||Varies||Quality quick options||Student/newbie discounts||GET DETAILS|
|EveryPlate||$4.99||$8.99||Easy recipes on a budget||First box for $1.79/meal||GET DETAILS|
|Home Chef||$8.99||$7.99||Special diets||$90 off first 4 orders||GET DETAILS|
|Green Chef||$12.99||$9.99||Organic ingredients||$130 off first 4 boxes||GET DETAILS|
|Purple Carrot||$11.99 or $12.99||Free||Vegans and veggie lovers||$25 off first box||GET DETAILS|
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