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Born on this day!! Actor Helen Gallagher (“Ryan’s Hope”) is 97. Singer Vikki Carr is 83. Actor George Dzundza (“Hack,” “Law and Order”) is 78. Singer-bassist Alan Gorrie of Average White Band is 77. Guitarist Brian May of Queen is 76. Guitarist Bernie Leadon (Eagles, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band) is 76. Actor Beverly Archer (“Major Dad, “Mama’s Family”) is 75. Actor Peter Barton (“Sunset Boulevard,” ″Burke’s Law”) is 67. Drummer Kevin Haskins (Bauhaus, Love and Rockets) is 63. Actor Campbell Scott is 62. Actor Anthony Edwards (“ER”) is 61. Country singer Kelly Shiver (Thrasher Shiver) is 60. Actor Clea Lewis (“Ellen”) is 58. Singer Urs Buhler of Il Divo is 52. Drummer Jason McGerr of Death Cab For Cutie is 49. Actor Benedict Cumberbatch is 47. Actor Erin Cummings (“Astronaut Wives Club”) is 46. TV Chef Marcela Valladolid (“The Kitchen”) is 45. Actor Chris Sullivan (“This Is Us”) is 43. Actor Jared Padalecki (“Supernatural,” ″Gilmore Girls”) is 41. Actor Trai Byers (“Empire,” ″Selma”) is 40. Actor Kaitlin Doubleday (“Nashville,” ″Empire”) is 39. Comedian Dustin Ybarra (“Kevin (Probably) Saves The World”) is 37. Actor Steven Anthony Lawrence (“Even Stevens”) is 33.


1848 – The first women’s rights convention, called by Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Lucretia C. Mott, was held in Seneca Falls, New York.
1870 – The Franco-Prussian war began.
1941 – Winston Churchill was the first to use the two-finger “V is for Victory” sign.
1966 – Fifty year-old singer Frank Sinatra married 21-year-old actress Mia Farrow.
1984 – Geraldine Ferraro became the first woman nominated for the vice-presidency by a major political party.
1993 – President Clinton announced the “Don’t ask, don’t tell” policy regarding gay service members in the military.

Today Is: Flitch Day, International Balloon Dog Day, Islamic New Year, National Hot Dog Day, Take Your Poet To Work Day, Words With Friends Day

Primetime TV (All Times Eastern)

CBS – 8:00 – The Price Is Right  /  9:00 – Let’s Make A Deal  /  10:00 – CSI: Vegas
NBC – 8:00 – Fire and Rescue  /  9:00 – Chicago Fire  / 10:00 – Chicago PD
ABC – 8:00 – CMA Festival
FOX – 8:00 – Master Chef / 9:00 – Gordon Ramsey’s Food Stars
CW – 8:00 – Nancy Drew / 9:00 – Riverdale

TV Talk Shows

**Due to the ongoing writers/ actors strike most shows are in reruns. (Stay Tuned!)


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

QUESTION: What’s YOUR retirement plan?? This 100-Year-Old woman still works FOUR DAYS A WEEK, cutting cloth at Joann Fabrics!!!!!!!!!


QUESTION: Have Sofia and Joe heard about THIS one??? The new trend among people who split is the DIVORCE PARTY!! “A Really Fun Funeral!!”


QUESTION: Do women REALLY sabotage each other?? According to this new university study, the answer is YES! (Do NOT trust your hairdresser!!!)


QUESTION: How much does this fan love BRYAN ADAMS?? So much he had to jump onstage, grab the mic and join in on “Summer of 69!!” Then THIS happened!!
Bryan Adams with guitar on stage man in white shirt grabbing microphone.

QUESTION: Are YOU gonna be a part of “Barbenheimer??” Over 40,000 people have purchased tickets to see BOTH movies this weekend! Double feature?
Barbie Oppenheimer Double Feature

Gigi Hadid Arrested In The Cayman Islands For Marijuana

*****IT WASN’T HERS!!! Your honor…
*******She arrived in the Cayman Islands and officials found “Ganja and Utensils used for the consumption of ganja!!”
*****Wait. Officials search PRIVATE PLANES?? That’s not right!!!
******She arrested for being HOT. “You have the right to remain beautiful. Anything you say may cause our bodies to be held against you!!”
******She bought the pot legally in NY, so she paid a $1,000 fine and continued her vacation. 

JLo and Ben Celebrate One Year Of Marriage With A Teaser From Her New Album

*****And they said it wouldn’t last!! Or did we say that??
********Her new song is called “Midnight Trip to Vegas,” which tells the story of their wedding.
*******It’ll be followed by “Moving Out In L.A.,” which tells the story of their divorce!!
*******They’ve lasted longer than Kim K and Kris Humphries (72 Days), Dennis Rodman and Carmen Electra (6 days) and Britney Spears and what’s his name (55 hours)!!!

Tom Cruise Lobbied For The Union Not To Strike

****Tom “Zoomed in” on one of the negotiating sessions (true)!
****He mostly wanted to be able to continue his publicity tour for Mission Impossible!! (Actors are forbidden to do publicity during the strike)
******Tom is a big supporter of the theatrical business… which may not be around after this strike!!

Kim Kardashian’s “SKIMS” Saved A Woman’s Life From Gunshot

*******Ever wonder why Kim is “bulletproof?” Now you know!!
******This woman was shot four times on New Year’s Eve, and shared the experience on Tik Tok (of course)!!
****Her Skims were so tight they kept her from bleeding out!!
*****The Pentagon just bought 3 million Skims for combat forces!!!
BTW, the 22-year-old woman in question still has one bullet IN HER STOMACH!! “It’s riskier to take it out than to leave it in!!”

Britney Spears Teams Up With For New Single Out Today

Check out the teaser HERE.
*****Can she write a song without the word “bitch??” No???
******She also did a duet with Elton John last year that was supposed to be the “hit of the summer!” Where did THAT go???
******If you keep hearing this clip over and over again in a loop, you’ve died and gone to hell!!



Of the Week-(In Touch)

Alternate Reality-

Kim Kardashian-

“I’d be working at Macy’s.”

-on what she’d do for a living if she hadn’t gotten famous.


Ryan Gosling-

“If people don’t want to play with my Ken, there are many other Kens to play with.”

-on critics who say he’s too old for the Barbie movie.


Shawn Mendes-

The singer is slammed for using a shot of the wildfire smoke clouding NYC to promote his new single.



Are you missing a finger?? (Missing Finger Friday)
Ever get busted in a foreign country??
Do women REALLY sabotage each other??




First Generation iPhone From 2007 Sells At Auction For $190,000!

******When are we going to learn?? DON’T THROW ANYTHING AWAY!!
****And buy two of everything, keeping one copy in the original packaging!!
******This model is 4GB and was discontinued after two months because everyone was buying the 8GB model!!
****By the way, a pristine 8GB model went for $63,000 at auction!!

Mysterious Cylinder Washes Onshore In Australia


******The Australian Space Agency says it could be from “a foreign launch vehicle!!”
******We say it’s obviously from an alien craft!!
*****We’re not sure which planet it’s from, but it looks like Uranus!!
*****By the way.. how does a big hunk of metal “wash up on shore??”
UPDATE: Online sleuths have identified the object as part of the fuel tanks on an Indian rocket launch! STORY HERE!

Unlucky Donkey Pulled Out Of A Sinkhole In North Carolina

See the pics HERE.
***The owner showed up and the firefighters told him, “Get your ass out of that sinkhole!!”
*****They had to construct a special apparatus to lift him out.
*****The donkey had one thing to say: “Wheeeee!!!”

Llama Blocks Washington Delivery Driver

******It happened in King County (Seattle), where everyone is stoned anyway!!
******The animal was arrested for having too many letters in his name!!
*********The sheriff’s deputy was called and put a leash on the Llama, gently leading him off the road.
*******The delivery driver was from “Llama-zon!!”








4 Ingredients Food Safety Experts Never Order At A Restaurant



Steak Tartare

A favorite of fancy French bistros, steak tartare is raw ground steak mixed with shallots, capers, olive oil, mustard and a raw egg on top. If it sounds like a food safety expert’s nightmare, it is. Home cooks know to cook ground beef to 160 degrees Fahrenheit before eating it to prevent foodborne illness, and there’s a good reason. “Beef is produced in such a way that during the slaughtering process, it’s inevitable that some of the fecal material within the animal’s intestines has touched or spread onto the raw meat,” said Bryan Quoc Le, a food scientist and author of “150 Food Science Questions Answered.”  “Normally, the butchered meat is disinfected with a number of sanitizing compounds,” he explained. “But some pathogenic microorganisms found in the intestines of cattle, such as E. coli subvariant O157:H7, are very resistant to these treatments.” According to Le, it takes only a few cells of a pathogen like E. coli to survive to cause a foodborne illness, which is why cooking beef is essential to killing all potential pathogens. Ensuring that this dish of raw meat doesn’t make everyone sick comes down to trusting the establishment to prepare it safely. Martin Bucknavage, the senior food safety extension associate at Penn State Department of Food Science, explained, “It is not that I dislike it, but it does have a higher risk of contamination from bacterial pathogens such as pathogenic E. coli. One really puts a lot of faith into the restaurant that they have prepared it in a way to eliminate any of these pathogens.”

Raw Sprouts

Often stuffed in sandwiches and wraps to add a crunch or used as a garnish on a beautifully plated entrée, raw sprouts like alfalfa, clover, mung and bean sprouts have been linked to many food poisoning outbreaks.  How come these little leafy veggies cause so much damage? “Sprouts are grown from non-sterile seeds that carry microbial spores or colonies, which are kept in a moist environment at a temperature of 70 to 85 degrees Fahrenheit,” Le told HuffPost. “As this is well above refrigeration conditions, these temperatures allow microorganisms to grow fairly rapidly. They are sprouted in soil or a porous material such as coconut coir, peat moss or perlite. These are also not sterile materials. A number of pathogens can grow, including salmonella, E. coli and listeria. Because it can take up to three to four days to complete the sprouting process, the cell counts for these microorganisms can reach billions.”  Washing the sprouts doesn’t remove the microorganisms that can cause foodborne illness. Instead, cook sprouts to kill any bacteria, though this diminishes their crisp and fresh texture.

Raw Shellfish, Specifically Oysters

Long associated with aphrodisiac properties for lovers, these shellfish are on the no-no list for food safety experts, especially when consumed raw. “They tend to be scavengers or bottom feeders and can concentrate a high amount of bacteria, viruses and other contaminants,” Le told HuffPost. In 1995, one particular outbreak saw 84 people get sick with the Norwalk virus after consuming raw oysters, and the study cited the likely cause thusly: “This outbreak was caused by contamination of oysters in the oyster bed, probably by stool from one or more ill harvesters.”  Another major issue with shellfish is vibriosis, an illness that comes from Vibrio bacteria. Especially pernicious, this bacteria lives in coastal water and is in its highest concentration during part of the oyster harvesting season. People can become infected with vibriosis by eating raw oysters or shellfish, and it can have serious consequences like requiring amputation of limbs.  Improper handling of raw oysters by restaurant staff, including poor temperature control (not keeping raw shellfish cold enough), can encourage pathogen growth in shellfish. For this reason, Bucknavage focuses more on the establishment than food items. “I look for restaurants that are clean and well run, have good online ratings and good inspection results,” he said. “When there are outbreaks, it is more about failure in proper procedures of the establishment.”

Raw Milk

This is the only contraband item on our list. The federal government prohibits distribution of raw milk across state lines, and it’s illegal to consume in 23 states. But in some states, like California and South Carolina, unpasteurized milk is on the menu, and it’s a concern for the food safety experts we interviewed.  Ellen Shumaker, director of outreach and extension for Safe Plates at North Carolina State University, explained of raw milk, “Because it has not been pasteurized, bacteria like salmonella, E. coli, Brucella, Campylobacter and listeria have a high likelihood of being present.”  Raw milk proponents argue that pasteurization kills beneficial enzymes and nutrients, but that isn’t true. Instead, pasteurization, the process of heating milk and holding it at that high heat for a period, kills pathogens that can cause paralysis, kidney failure and even death.


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