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Born on this day!! Actor Robert Fuller (“Laramie,” ″Emergency!”) is 87. Actor David Warner (“Titanic”) is 79. Actor Roz Kelly (“Happy Days”) is 78. Keyboardist Neal Doughty of REO Speedwagon is 74. Actor Mike Starr (“Ed,” ″Goodfellas”) is 70. Singer-bassist Geddy Lee of Rush is 67. Documentary maker Ken Burns is 67. TV personality Tim Gunn (“Project Runway”) is 67. Singer Patti Scialfa of Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band is 67. Actor Alexandra Paul (“Baywatch”) is 57. Actor Dean Haglund (“The X Files”) is 55. Country singer Martina McBride is 54. Drummer Chris Gorman of Belly is 53. Actor Tim Omundson (“Psych”) is 51. Actor Ato Essandoh (film’s “Django Unchained,” TV’s “Elementary”) is 48. Actor Wil Wheaton (“Star Trek: The Next Generation,” “Stand By Me”) is 48. Singer Wanya Morris of Boyz II Men is 47. Actor Stephen Dorff is 47. Country singer James Otto is 47. Actor Josh Radnor (“How I Met Your Mother”) is 46. Musician Danger Mouse is 43. Actor Allison Mack (“Smallville”) is 38. Actor Kaitlyn Black (“Hart of Dixie”) is 37. Actor Cait Fairbanks (“The Young and The Restless”) is 27.


1890 – Artist Vincent van Gogh died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound in Auvers, France.
1958 – President Eisenhower signed the congressional act that created the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) was authorized by Congress.
1968 – In Humanae Vitae (of Human Life), Pope Paul VI reaffirmed the Catholic Church’s prohibition on artificial methods of birth control.
1981 – Prince Charles, heir to the British throne, married Lady Diana Spencer.
2003 – Red sox switch hitter Bill Mueller became the first baseball player to hit grand slam home runs from both sides of the plate in the same game.

Today Is: Army Chaplain Corps Anniversary, International Chicken Wing Day, International Tiger Day, Lasagna Day, National Chicken Wing Day, National Lipstick Day, Rain Day

Primetime TV (All Times Eastern)

CBS – 8:00 –  Tough As Nails  /  9:00 – TBA  /  10:00 – SEAL Team
NBC – 8:00  – Chicago Med  /  9:00 – Chicago Fire  /  10:00 – Chicago PD
ABC – 8:00 –  United We Fall  /  8:30 – The Goldbergs  /  9:00 – The Conners  /  9:30 – American Housewife  /  10:00 – Agents Of SHIELD
FOX – 8:00 – MasterChef  /  9:00 – Ultimate Tag
CW – 8:00 –  The 100 /  9:00 – Bulletproof

TV Talk Shows

Jimmy Fallon: Ice T, Jack Whitehall, Charlie Wilson
Stephen Colbert: Norah O’Donnell, IDK (R 7/13/20)
Seth Meyers: David Schwimmer
James Corden: Taraji P. Henson, Andrea & Matteo Bocelli (R 4/20/20)
Lilly Singh: Susan Kelechi Watson, Tig Notaro (R 11/21/19)
Daily Show: The Daily Social Distancing Show
Conan: Tig Notaro
The View: Susan Rice
The Talk: Christopher Meloni, Randy Rainbow
Live with Kelly and Ryan: Katie Holmes, Jenny McCuiston
Ellen DeGeneres: Aubrey Plaza, Jamie Foxx, Coldplay (R 1/1/20)
Wendy Williams: Finesse Mitchell (R 2/26/20)
The Real: Kandi Burruss, Matthew Morrison (R 4/29/20)
Kelly Clarkson: Ricky Gervais, Ester Dean, Josh Elkin (R 7/6/20)
Tamron Hall: Erin & Ben Napier, Iyanla Vanzant, Michelle Hord (R 5/27/20)


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

QUESTION: Why did this Seattle radio host change his mind after he backed the “peaceful protesters??” They TRASHED HIS BUILDING!! Now he wants a gun!!!


QUESTION: What are those MYSTERY PACKAGES you get from Amazon?? Like CHINESE SEEDS?? It’s called “brushing,” and it happens to a lot of people!!!!!!!!!


QUESTION: How does One use Zoom??? Watch this video as her daughter PRINCESS ANNE teaches QUEEN ELIZABETH how take her first ZOOM CALL!!!!!!!!!!!!


QUESTION: Like father, like daughter?? MEGHAN MARKLE used her PR firm to tip off the paparazzi and UP HER PROFILE in the UK in 2015!!! Hey… it WORKED!!


QUESTION: Are these a “must-have” for YOUR wardrobe?? Too late!! The KFC CHICKEN-SCENTED CROCS are sold out!! And they’re finger-lickin’ COOL!!!

Emmy Award Nominations – See full list Below!

The nominees for the 72nd Primetime Emmy Awards were announced Tuesday by The Television Academy, with HBO’s Watchmen earning a leading 26 nominations.  Watchmen was nominated for Limited Series, Outstanding Cast for a Limited Series, Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie for star Regina King and Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie for star Jeremy Irons among others.  Amazon’s The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel came in second with 20 nominations. Netflix’s Ozark and HBO’s Succession both earned 18 nods.  Leslie Jones hosted a virtual event to announce all of the nominees and was joined by Laverne Cox, Josh Gad, Tatiana Maslany and Television Academy Chairman and CEO Frank Scherma.  The Emmy Awards are set to take place on Sept. 20 on ABC. Jimmy Kimmel will host the ceremony after previously hosting the 64th and 68th Emmy Awards.
********Jimmy is nominated as “Most Likely to be Canceled!!”
*****If a TV show wins an award and no one’s seen the show, does it count??
*****All of the “prime time” nominees are on streaming networks… not on broadcast!! So… are they really “prime time?”
*******If they don’t nominate the “Tiger King,” it doesn’t count!!

Oprah Working With Apple TV

Apple TV+ and Oprah Winfrey announced a new series led by Winfrey for the streaming service. The Oprah Conversation will premiere Thursday at 4 p.m. PDT.  The Oprah Conversation will feature Winfrey leading discussions with thought leaders on timely subjects. Her first interview will be with Professor Ibram X. Kendi, speaking about how White readers can learn to become anti-racist.  The second episode will feature a conversation with Emmanuel Acho in two parts. In the first part, the athlete will discuss his web series Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man and take questions from White viewers. In the second part, Winfrey and Acho will discuss race together and include questions from LatinX guests.  Future episodes will include Equal Justice Initiative founder, and subject of the movie Just Mercy, Bryan Stevenson.  Winfrey will record the conversations remotely, as she gave her 2020 Commencement speech remotely. Apple TV+ already streams Oprah’s Book Club and Oprah Talks COVID-19.
*****Finally!!! We get to see Oprah on TV!!!
******Gee… we’re picking up a theme on these Oprah shows!!!
*****Maybe they should call it “Oprah Winfrey Tells You How to Fix a White Person!!”

New Jonas Baby

Sophie Turner and Joe Jonas confirmed the birth of their first child.  On Monday, TMZ reported that Turner gave birth in a Los Angeles hospital Wednesday. Reps for Jonas and Turner confirmed in a statement to People.  The couple named their daughter Willa. Both Jonas and Turner have social media accounts, but have not yet posted anything about Willa.  Turner and Jonas celebrated their first wedding anniversary in May. Their 2019 wedding was a small ceremony. In July they had a larger wedding in France.
*******Looks like the wedding worked!! Congratulations!!
******She calls it her “anchor baby!!” It should keep him in one place for awhile!!

Ellen Show Under Investigation

The Ellen DeGeneres Show” is reportedly under internal investigation by parent company WarnerMedia after a number of high-profile complaints regarding workplace culture circulated online.  Citing sources, Variety reports that a memo was sent to the show’s staffers last week announcing that WarnerMedia’s employee relations group has teamed with a third party organization to interview current and former employees.  Among the recent stories regarding the show was a report this month from Buzzfeed News, in which former and current staff members alleged that producers have created a “toxic work environment” based on bullying and fear.  One employee still working for the production company behind DeGeneres’ talk show claimed to Buzzfeed News that after Fox News’ published an interview with a former bodyguard, who documented his unsavory experience with the host, it left execs scrambling to combat the accusations head-on after weeks of remaining silent.  Ten additional former employees of the long-running show spoke out anonymously to the outlet with additional nightmarish claims about what it’s like working for DeGeneres and top producers.  The third-party organization that will assist in the investigation was not named, but the outlet reports that Warner Bros. TV Vice President of Human Resources, Donna Hancock Husband, and Donna Redier Linsk, Telepictures Executive Vice President, sent the memo.
******When a woman is mean to employees, they call her a “bitch.” When a man acts that way, they call him an “bastard!!” See the difference?
*******Her motto? “The screaming will continue until morale improves!!”
*****Portia doesn’t want her to get fired!! Then she’ll NEVER leave the house!!

Martha Stewart Explains Sexy Selfie

Martha Stewart had no idea she was posting a thirst trap that would go viral when she snapped that now-famous selfie from her East Hampton pool last week.  She admitted that she did not know what the term “thirst trap” meant, but after having it explained to her, she told “ET” that her photo was “definitely a thirst trap.”  “[I] just thought I looked great coming out of the pool,” she said. “My camera came on backwards, you know, selfie mode, and I looked so nice. The sun was on my face. I thought, ‘Oh, that looks pretty,’ so I took the picture. It looked good.”  She explained that while she’s no longer young, she is still in her “heyday” and revealed her secret to aging gracefully.  “Just eat well, exercise well, garden, climb mountains,” she said. “I climbed Kilimanjaro. For goodness sake, I went up into the Himalayas. You have to do that kind of stuff. That’s the kind of stuff that keeps one vibrant and young and it’s important.”  See the pic HERE.
********We told her one time that we find her sexy, and she said: “Of course you do!!” (true)
******Turns out that self-confidence works!!!
*******She’s not a cougar… she’s a mountain lion!!

Prince Harry Has Secret Instagram Account

Prince Harry used a secret Instagram account in the beginning of his relationship with Meghan Markle.  He used the handle SpikeyMau5 in honor of Canadian DJ Deadmau5 and a nickname given to him by his Met Police bodyguards, the Daily Mail reported on Monday, citing the information from Harry and Markle’s soon-to-be-released biography, “Finding Freedom: Harry and Meghan and the Making of a Modern Royal Family.”  According to the biography, they both followed each other on the social media platform after their first date, but they both stopped using their accounts when their relationship was made public.  Markle was only one of two people following the account at the time it was deleted.  The book also reported that Harry used a secret Facebook page with the alias Spike Wells. Wells — which used the King Julien from the movie “Madagascar” as the account’s profile image — claimed to hail from Maun, Botswana, one of Harry’s favorite places.
********They should have dubbed him “Duke of Botswana!!” He might have stayed in the family!


Ripping The Tabloids (Throughout the week, we’ll give you the stories from that weeks tabs!)
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Gymnast Simone Biles Splits With Boyfriend Stacey!-(National Enquirer)

Olympian gymnast Simone Biles, 23, has just done the hardest split of all-she confirmed she and boyfriend Stacey Ervin Jr., 26, have gone their separate ways.  In a public statement, Simone said, “It’s hard being young and having that long of a relationship and then ending it.  But it was for the best.”  The four-time gold medalist was with the gymnast turned lifestyle mentor for three years.

‘Captain America’s’ Fairy-tale Romance-(Globe)

In the glass slipper fits…..!  “Captain America” superhero Chris Evans, 39, has literally found his “Cinderella,” 31-year-old Brit beauty Lily James, who starred as the beloved Disney princess in 2015’s live-action version of the classic fairy tale.  The picture-perfect pair dropped jaws recently, enchanting each other at a post private club in London.  But the magical evening didn’t end at the stroke of midnight!  “It continued well into the wee hours of the night with the lovebirds sneaking into the A-lister’s swanky hotel,” giggles a reliable fairy godmother.  Meanwhile, Lily dumped her boyfriend of five years, “Dr. Who” star Matt Smith, in December amid rumors she wasn’t ready to settle down.  So…..stay tuned.

Katy & Orlando:  The Final Countdown-(Us Weekly)

Katy Perry is ready to meet her baby girl!  The pregnant singer, who’s due this summer, “feels like this is exactly where she wants to be and what she was destined to do,” a source says.  “She’s ready to embark on the journey of motherhood.”  Perry, 35, and fiancé Orlando Bloom 43, who’ve been engaged since February 2019, “are doing well,” adds the source.  “They’ve been planning the registry together, which has been a lot of fun for them.”

Gavin & Gwen:  Still Fighting Over the Kids!-(Star)

Five years after being busted for cheating on Gwen Stefani with the nanny, Gavin Rossdale is still smarting.  In a recent interview the 54-year-old cited “the gross and lopsided specter of the crumbling of my marriage” as his most embarrassing moment.  Now he’s red-faced again:  Within the space of six weeks, their son Zuma, 11, broke both his arms while in his care!  “They were accidents and no one’s fault,” says a source, “but Gwen’s been on the warpath ever since.”  The 50-year-old, also mom to Kingston, 14, and Apollo, 6, is furious with her ex’s laid-back parenting style, says the source:  “She’s a lot stricter and hates stuff like bad language and unruly behavior.”  Zuma’s injuries have only fueled her objections.  “Things are pretty contentious,” says the source.  “She’s threatening to play hardball if Gavin doesn’t by her rules.”

Say What?!-(Life & Style)

“When I met Beyonce, that was the only time I’ve ever acted like, real not cool.  I just lost my cool……usually I can keep it together.”-Zendaya, on getting starstruck.

“I am waddling like a duck!  I’m breathing heavily, I’m a full-on mouth-breather….and, oh my God, I just eat so much flavored ice!”-Katy Perry, on the final stages of her third trimester.

“I’ve never told a joke in my life but I love a laugh.  I have certain friends and family who make me howl….My ex Hugh being [one of] the chief culprits.”-Elizabeth Hurley, who dated Mr. Grant for 13 years.

“We speak all the time.  We’ve had wine o’clock zooms, even though it’s hard because of the time difference.”-Eva Longoria, on staying in touch with U.K.-based pal Victoria Beckham.

Divorcing:  Joey Lawrence & Chandie Yawn-Nelson-(People)

After 15 years of marriage, the Blossom alum, 44, filed for divorce from his wife, 43, on July 14.  This was the second marriage for Lawrence, who has two children with Yawn-Nelson.

Winner of the Week-(In Touch)

Shaquille O’Neal

The basketball legend pulls over on a Florida highway to help a stranded driver.



99 Year Old Pilot

A 99-year-old California woman broke two Guinness World Records when she piloted a plane and gave a flight lesson in the air.  Robina Asti, 99, was named the world’s oldest flight instructor and active pilot after she gave her final flight lesson Sunday at NextGen Flight Academy at Riverside Municipal Airport.  “I love getting people to experience what it’s like to lift off this Earth,” Asti told KABC-TV. “It is so good.”  Asti said she wanted to show that senior citizens are still capable of making valuable contributions.  The flight instructor took the world’s oldest pilot record from an Iowa man who flew a plane at the age of 98.
*********The 98-year-old dude just challenged her to arm-wrestle!!
*****It’s a great story, but who would want to take a flight lesson from 99-year-old??? That could be a short flight!!
*******Her next goal: date Prince Phillip!!

Emus Banned From Pub

A pub in the Australian outback has banned a pair of beloved local emus from the establishment for improper acts, including stealing food and defecating on the floor.  The owners of the Yaraka Hotel in Yaraka (permanent population 18), Queensland, posted a sign at the entrance of the pub stating that the town’s local emus, Kevin and Carol, no longer are allowed inside.  “Emus have been banned from this establishment for bad behavior,” a sign at the door reads.  Gerry and Chris Gimblett, the business’ owners, said they had to ban the emus after the large birds learned to climb the front steps.  “They’ve been stealing things from the guests, especially their food. They’d stick their heads in and pinch toast out of the toaster,” Gerry Gimblett told Guardian Australia.  “But the main reason we’ve banned them is their droppings. They’re enormous, very large and very smelly, and they created great stains,” she said.  The Gimbletts said they installed a rope barrier outside the pub and a sign asks customers to remember to close the rope after entering to prevent the emus from following.
**********These birds don’t know what they’re doing!! They’re just winging it!!
*******Are they “emotional support emus??”
TOPIC: The most obnoxious animal you’re encountered in public!!

Farmer Finds Prosthetic Leg

An amputee who lost his prosthetic leg while skydiving was reunited with his limb thanks to a sharp-eyed Vermont farmer who found it intact among his crops.  Chris Marckres said he went for a tandem jump Saturday at Vermont Skydiving Adventures in Addison and didn’t realize until he was safely on the ground that his prosthetic leg was missing.  “I think my adrenaline was so high and I was just so excited, I didn’t realize I had lost it,” Marckres said.  Marckres posted a plea on Facebook for local residents to keep an eye out for his missing leg, as replacing it would be expensive.  The post came to the attention of West Addison farmer Joe Marszalkowski, whose property is located near Vermont Skydiving Adventures. He searched his property Sunday and found the leg, which was completely intact and seemed to have incurred only a few minor scratches, among his crops.  “I was very grateful to have found it without running it over with a machine this fall during harvest,” Marszalkowski said. “Or, God forbid, the combine sucked it up — it would’ve destroyed it.”  Marszalkowski met with Marckres on Monday to return the leg.
*********He wanted to sue… but he didn’t have a leg to stand on!!
*******When they found the one-legged man, he was having breakfast at IHOP!!

Man Wins Lottery and Becomes Dad On Same Day

An Australian man said he is feeling lucky after winning a lottery jackpot of more than $70,000 and becoming a father on the same day.  The St. Leonards, New South Wales, man told The Lott he decided to buy a ticket for Monday’s Lucky Lotteries Super Jackpot draw because that was the same day his wife was expected to give birth.  “I actually bought the ticket because our baby was due and we were feeling lucky! Turns out we really were,” the winner said.  The lottery ticket was a $71,610.15 top prize winner, and the man’s wife gave birth to a healthy baby.  “We had a baby and a win all in one day,” he said. “It was an incredible day all round.”
*****The baby said, “Thanks!! That pays for my first year of college!!”
*******The baby’s first name? “Jack!” His middle name? “Pot!!”
******Actually, when your wife has a baby, it means you got lucky 9 months ago!!







The nominees in the top categories are:

Drama Series

Better Call Saul

The Crown

The Handmaid’s Tale

Killing Eve

The Mandalorian


Stranger Things


Comedy Series

Curb Your Enthusiasm

Dead to Me

The Good Place


The Kominsky Method

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

Schitt’s Creek

What We Do in the Shadows

Limited Series

Little Fires Everywhere

Mrs. America




Lead Actor in a Drama Series

Jason Bateman, Ozark

Sterling K. Brown, This is Us

Steve Carell, The Morning Show

Brian Cox, Succession

Billy Porter, Pose

Jeremy Strong, Succession

Lead Actress in a Drama Series

Jennifer Aniston, The Morning Show

Olivia Colman, The Crown

Jodie Comer, Killing Eve

Laura Linney, Ozark

Sandra Oh, Killing Eve

Zendaya, Euphoria

Lead Actor in a Comedy Series

Anthony Anderson, Blackish

Don Cheadle, Black Monday

Ted Danson, The Good Place

Michael Douglas, The Kominsky Method

Eugene Levy, Schitt’s Creek

Lead Actress in a Comedy Series

Christina Applegate, Dead to Me

Rachel Brosnahan, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

Linda Cardellini, Dead to Me

Catherine O’Hara, Schitt’s Creek

Issa Rae, Insecure

Tracee Ellis Ross, Blackish

Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie

Jeremy Irons, Watchmen

Hugh Jackman, Bad Education

Paul Mescal, Normal People

Jeremy Pope, Hollywood

Mark Ruffalo, I Know This Much is True

Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie

Cate Blanchett, Mrs. America

Shira Haas, Unorthodox

Regina King, Watchmen

Octavia Spencer, Self Made

Kerry Washington, Little Fires Everywhere


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