Born on this day!! Actor Peter Lupus (TV’s “Mission: Impossible”) is 88. Actor William Lucking (“Sons of Anarchy”) is 79. Singer Barry Manilow is 77. Comedian Joe Piscopo is 69. Actor Mark Linn-Baker (“Perfect Strangers”) is 66. Actor Jon Gries (“Napoleon Dynamite”) is 63. Singer Jello Biafra (Dead Kennedys) is 62. Director Bobby Farrelly (“There’s Something About Mary”) is 62. Actor Thomas Haden Church (“Sideways,” ″Wings,” ″Ned and Stacy”) is 60. Actor Greg Kinnear is 57. Actress Kami Cotler (“The Waltons”) is 55. Actor Jason Patric is 54. Singer Kevin Thornton of Color Me Badd is 51. Actor-comedian Will Forte (“Saturday Night Live”) is 50. Actor Arthur Darvill (“DC’s Legends of Tomorrow”) is 38. Actress Jodie Whittaker (“Doctor Who”) is 38. Actor Manish Dayal (“The Resident”) is 37. Country singer Mickey Guyton is 37. Actor-rapper Herculeez of Herculeez and Big Tyme is 37. Rapper Kendrick Lamar is 33. Actor KJ Apa (“Riverdale”) is 23.
THIS DAY IN GENIUS HISTORY
1775 – The Battle of Bunker Hill took place during the American Revolution.
1885 – The Statue of Liberty arrived in New York City aboard the French ship Isere.
1928- Amelia Earhart embarked on the first trans-Atlantic flight by a woman.
1944 – The Republic of Iceland was established.
1963 – U.S. Supreme Court ruled that no locality may require recitation of Lord’s Prayer or Bible verses in public schools.
1972 – Burglary of Democratic Party headquarters in Washington, DC, started the Watergate political scandal.
1994 – O. J. Simpson’s slow-speed chase by the police, watched by millions on TV, ended in his arrest.
2002 – Australian scientists announced that they had “teleported” a laser beam—breaking it up and reconstructing it in another location.
Today Is: National Garbage Man Day, Stewarts Root Beer Day, World Day To Combat Desertification and Drought, World Tesselation Day
TODAY ON TV!
Primetime TV (All Times Eastern)
CBS – 8:00 – Game On / 9:00 – SEAL Team / 10:00 – SWAT
NBC – 8:00 – Chicago Med / 9:00 – Chicago Fire / 10:00 – Chicago PD
ABC – 8:00 – Toy Story 3 / 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 Kimmel: Sarah Paulson
Jimmy Fallon: Sean Penn, Robin DiAngelo, Weezer
Stephen Colbert: Sen. Kamala Harris, Milky Chance & Jack Johnson
Seth Meyers: Hank Azaria
James Corden: Doja Cat
Lilly Singh: Phoebe Robinson (R 4/30/20)
Daily Show: The Daily Social Distancing Show
Conan: Sam Richardson (R 6/4/20)
Watch What Happens Live: TBA
The Talk: Ozzy & Kelly Osbourne, Sherri Shepherd
Live with Kelly and Ryan: Laverne Cox, Monica Mangin
Ellen DeGeneres: Ricky Gervais, Of Monsters and Men
The Real: Paris Hilton, MJ Rodriguez (R 10/16/19)
Kelly Clarkson: Judd Apatow, Justina Machado, Kate Flannery
Tamron Hall: Andrew Yang, Suze Orman (R 4/16/20)
WHAT ARE YOU TALKIN’ ABOUT? Here are today’s PPM-Friendly Topics!
QUESTION: Why did Arnold Schwarzenegger walk in… and then WALK OUT of Gold’s Gym in Venice?? Because they’re not requiring FACE MASKS!! “To the chopper!”
QUESTION: Wanna FLY UNITED??? Then, starting June 18th, you have to WEAR A MASK… or.. NO FLIGHT!!!! And.. your name will go on an internal “no-fly” list!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
QUESTION: Will SHOPAHOLICS SAVE THE WORLD?? U.S. retail sales went up over 17% in May, as shoppers ran wild with newfound freedom!!! (or something…)
QUESTION: Could this happen HERE?? Cops in Vienna fine a man 500 EUROS for discharging “MASSIVE INTESTINAL WIND!!!” (You could see the cloud from the ISS!!)
QUESTION: When will we finally see the new FORD BRONCO? It debuts on July 9th, which also happens to be OJ SIMPSON’S BIRTHDAY!! (Ford says.. “coincidence!”)
Megan Fox and Machine Gun Kelly are going public with their romance. They were spotted holding hands and kissing during an outing Monday in Los Angeles, according to photos from The Daily Mail. Fox and Kelly were seen hand-in-hand as they left Mr. Furley’s Bar in Sherman Oaks. The couple shared a kiss in their convertible before driving off. Machine Gun Kelly appeared to call Fox his girlfriend in a tweet shortly before the outing. He posted the lyric “I’m calling you girlfriend” from his song “Bloody Valentine,” which has a music video featuring Fox. “life imitated art on that one,” the rapper wrote. Machine Gun Kelly, born Colson Baker, released the “Bloody Valentine” video in May. Fox split from her husband, actor Brian Austin Green, in May after nearly 10 years of marriage. Green subsequently addressed Fox’s rumored romance with Machine Gun Kelly on his podcast. “They’re friends at this point,” Green said. “I trust her judgment.”
********Should anyone have “Gun” in their name right now???
******Apparently he had a bigger gun than Brian!!
****His father, Pop Gun Kelly, had no comment!!!
*****They may have kids, if he’s not shooting blanks!!
The cast and crew of Jurassic World: Dominion plan to resume filming in July. Variety confirmed Monday that the sequel is slated to start production again July 6th in the United Kingdom. Universal Pictures shut down pre-production on the film in March due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The studio confirmed Monday to Deadline that the movie will resume filming at Pinewood Studios. Production staff have been implementing new safety protocols on set in anticipation of the shoot, with pre-production to begin next week. Universal is working with the British Film Council and U.S. unions to meet and exceed safety standards. Universal is reportedly spending $5 million on safety protocols for the shoot, which include thousands of COVID-19 tests for cast and crew members and the commission of a private medical facility called Your Doctor. “Anyone with symptoms will be isolated immediately before being sent home,” a Universal production executive said. “We want to make sure that we are going above and beyond the national protocols to create a safe environment. Cost isn’t our main concern now: it’s safety.”
*******It’s gonna be tough to get that face mask on the T-Rex!!!
********All of the food will be sprayed with Lysol before it’s eaten!!!
*******Now they have to change the script to explain why everyone is wearing a mask!!
Jane Fonda joins “Old Town Road” singer Lil Nas X, singer King Princess, Japanese artist Miyavi and environmentalist David de Rothschild in an ad campaign for Gucci’s new “Off the Grid” collection. The collection, which is the first from Gucci’s Circular Lines initiative that calls for circular production, uses recycled, organic, bio-based and sustainably sourced materials. Lil Nas X models a shoulder bag ($1,190) and black high top sneakers ($730) while Fonda sports an oversized yellow tote ($1,690) and matching yellow sneakers ($690). The collection speaks to Fonda’s mission in climate activism; the actress has re-worn many gowns on the red carpet after vowing to stop shopping and decrease waste.
******Wow… she wears the same dress TWICE??? What a sacrifice!!
*****At those prices, we won’t have any money to recycle, that’s for sure!!
******She could also stop wasting film on her movies!!
For the first time in the event’s history, the 2020 “Star Wars” Celebration has been canceled because of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, organizers announced Monday in a statement on their website. A new date has been set for Aug. 18, 2022. The global gathering of “Star Wars” fans — which began in 1999 in Denver to celebrate the release of “Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace” — was originally scheduled to take place Aug. 27 to 30 in California’s Anaheim Convention Center. For over 20 years, “Star Wars” Celebration has been held in various venues around the world, including Japan and Germany. It regularly draws crowds of 30,000 people, which is not ideal in an era where there’s a highly contagious illness going around. This year would have been its second time in Anaheim (after a first time in 2015). Ticket-holders have the option to transfer this year’s ticket to the 2022 event, get a refund or replace it with credit for “Star Wars” swag.
*******Darth Vader just realized: “I didn’t NEED a Death Star!! A virus can destroy an entire planet!!”
******Every new Jedi gets a lightsaber… and a souvenir t-shirt!!
*******Too bad… Chewie just had his hair done for the event!!
Following her surprise split from husband Brandon Blackstock, Kelly Clarkson’s cover of Aretha Franklin’s 1967 hit, “Chain of Fools,” has tongues wagging. In a clip posted to her “Kelly Clarkson Show” YouTube channel, she can be seen belting out the song’s iconic lyrics, “I ain’t nothin’ but your fool, Ya treated me mean, Oh you treated me cruel.” Last week, she filed for divorce from Blackstock, her husband of nearly seven years. The couple share two children, River Rose, 5, and Remington Alexander, 4. While the couple’s split may have come as a surprise, Clarkson did reveal in a recent episode of her show that Blackstock — who has two children from a previous marriage — did not want any more kids. “I so want another child,” Clarkson told her guest, celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay, “and my husband is like, ‘No, we have four.’” See the video HERE.
********We missed that show!! Did Gordon step in and take care of the problem???
******Looks like Pete Davidson has a new girlfriend in his future!!
*****Watch the video!! This girl can sing her ass off!!
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s stay in Canada reportedly cost the country’s taxpayers more than $40,000. The Canadian Taxpayers Federation, a citizens advocacy group aimed at lowering taxes, claims it accessed documents showing that the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) spent CA$56,384 on security costs for the British royals from Nov. 18, 2019 to Jan. 19, 2020. The bottom line number in Canada translates to over $40,000 in U.S. dollars, according to the group’s report. Aaron Wudrick, federal director for the advocacy group, said the security bill “could have easily turned into millions” had Meghan and Harry remained on Vancouver Island, where they were reportedly staying before uprooting to Los Angeles, Calif. “More than $50,000 is nothing to sneeze at, especially when you consider the fact that this is taxpayers’ money covering bills for one of the most famous and wealthy couples in the world,” Wudrick said. The group reported that the bill does not show the salaries of the officers on duty for the couple. It “only” shows the costs relating to “overtime, travel, meals, incidentals and accommodations,” the report said.
*******$40,000??? They’ve got that much change in their junk drawer!!
*******”Here’s the $40,000!!! Go buy yourself another moose!!”
*******They were the most famous people in Canada!! Which aint hard!!!
The official legal name of Grimes and Elon Musk’s newborn son has been revealed. The couple left fans stunned last month when they announced they chose to name their first child together X Æ A-12. The unique moniker went viral, leading fans to question how it would be pronounced and if it was legal. Thanks to the unveiling of the little one’s birth certificate per TMZ, the singer and Tesla founder’s son’s name is officially on record in the state of California as X AE A-XII Musk. They have kept fans updated about the status of their son’s name with fans through social media. In late May, Grimes admitted the couple made a change to their child’s name, given that it reportedly wouldn’t be accepted legally in the state of California because it included the number 12. “X Æ A-Xii,” Grimes responded to a fan at the time, confirming that the number was replaced with roman numerals instead. One of her followers responded, “Nice! Just removed the numbers to conform to California law.” Grimes wrote, “Roman numerals. Looks better tbh.” She also shared the name is pronounced “Ex – Eye.” Also, in an interview with Bloomberg, the hitmaker revealed she already has nicknamed their new bundle of joy “Little X.”
******Are we still going over this??
*****He’ll probably have a weird nickname in school… like “Stan!!”
Ripping The Tabloids (Throughout the week, we’ll give you the stories from that weeks tabs!)
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“Bachelor” Stars Colton & Cassie a Couple No More!-(National Enquirer)
Colton Underwood’s romance with blond beauty Cassie Randolph reached a thorny end. The reality TV pair coupled up at the dramatic conclusion of season 23 of “The Bachelor,” but the bloom was off the rose by May 29. “It’s been a crazy few months, to say the least. Cass and I have been doing a lot of self-reflecting,” Colton posted on Instagram. “Sometimes people are just meant to be friends-and that’s OK.”
Reese’s Secret Fountain of Youth!-(Globe)
Looking way younger than her 44 years, scene-stealer Reese Witherspoon admits nabbing former “Scandal” star Kerry Washington’s fountain of youth secret-a veggie concoction she’s chugged each morning for more than eight years! “I sat next to her at an awards ceremony,” reveals the A-lister, and “said, ‘Your skin is so beautiful. What do you do?’ She said, ‘I think it’s from this drink that I drink,’” adds the former “Legally Blonde” bombshell. Ingredients include romaine lettuce, spinach, celery, banana, pear, apple and lemon-with the seeds! Sometimes, she mixes in protein powder, almond butter or flax seeds. “I know it looks like it tastes gross,” she says, “but it tastes so good!”
What Tea-rrific Parents!-(Us Weekly)
John Legend and Chrissy Teigen threw a tea party for kids Luna, 4, and Miles, 2. “I’m taking this very seriously and I am def way more excited than them,” mom Teigen said.
Mila & Ashton: Marriage Troubles-(Star)
Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher are hoping a change of scenery will help fix their fractured marriage. The duo are selling off their $14 million Beverly Hills mansion-and making their Santa Barbara beach home their permanent residence. Though the Bad Moms actress, 36, and the Ranch star, 42, are telling pals their decision to relocate is about bringing up their two kids, Wyatt, 5, and Dimitri, 3, in a safer environment, those closest to them know there’s more to the move. “This is all about giving their romance a fresh start,” a source says. “They’ve had some ups and downs recently, and feel the need to hit the reset button.”
Summer Lovin’-(Life & Style)
They’ve been Instagram official for a while. But now, it looks like Demi Lovato and Max Ehrich are navigating deeper romantic waters. The duo packed on the pool PDA-and said the L-word-in a pair of identical posts, with Demi captioning hers, “ilysfmiai” (I love you so f—king much it’s actually insane), and Max writing, “ilysfmibmm ( I love you so f—king much it blows my mind). Splashy!
Katherine Schwarzenegger Pratt & Chris Pratt: Happy Anniversary!-(People)
The author, 30, and the actor, 41, celebrated their first wedding anniversary on June 8. The pair are preparing to welcome their first child together. “They are beyond excited,” says a source.
Co-Star of the Week-(In Touch)
“I’ve never been more paranoid about knowing my lines.”
-on starring in Top Gun: Maverick opposite Tom Cruise, because he’s always “so prepared.”
Hot Dog Eating Contest Will Go On
The organizers of the annual Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest in New York said this year’s event will go on as planned, but in a private location with no fans. Nathan’s Famous and Major League Eating announced Tuesday that the contest, held annually July 4 in Brooklyn’s Coney Island, will take place amid the COVID-19 pandemic at a private location in the area without any spectators. The two 10-minute contests, one for men and one for women, will each only have five participants instead of the traditional 15 to abide by social distancing guidelines. Workers will wear masks and gloves during the event, and the competitors will all be tested for coronavirus before being allowed to compete. Last year’s champions, Joey Chestnut and Miki Sudo, are both expected to compete in this year’s event.
*******Participants will rinse out their mouths with hand sanitizer!!
********If they eat ’em fast enough, the first ones come out of their butt before the last one goes in their mouths!!
*******First prize: blinding heartburn!!!
A British man has been awarded a Guinness World Record after running a mile in 10 minutes and 11 seconds while wearing a blindfold. Ashley Winter of England, said he received a certificate confirming his February run set the Guinness record for the fastest mile blindfolded (male). Winter, who has been diagnosed with vision-impairing eye disease keratoconus, raised money for charity Fight for Sight. “I’m delighted that my Guinness World Record attempt had been approved. I want to prove to myself and to others with an eye condition what can be done if you put your mind to it,” Winter told the Hereford Times. “By raising money for Fight for Sight I hope to help find the next breakthrough in treating sight loss conditions like keratoconus.”
*******He also vowed to repair all the cars he ran into!!
******We couldn’t go that fast in a CAR!!
Seaplane Makes Beer Delivery
A Northern Michigan beer company enlisted the help of a seaplane to make six special deliveries to families on waterfront properties. Steve Smith, aka Aquabear, took off in his seaplane Saturday morning with Joe Short, owner and founder of Short’s Brewing Co., to deliver six crates of beer to waterfront properties in Antrim County. The Elk Rapids-based brewery offered a limited run of seaplane deliveries online and the slots quickly sold out. Smith and Short met at a fundraising event in 2018 and teamed up to film a water-skiing promo later that year. Short said Smith pitched him the idea of using the plane to bolster the brewery’s delivery service, which began in March amid the COVID-19 pandemic. “He likes to get his airplane out, fly it around and have fun bouncing around the lake,” Short told the Traverse City Record-Eagle. “I was like ‘Alright cool, let’s put it together.'”
********They call it “Door Splash!!”
*******We knew there would come a day when beer would fly!!
TOPIC: What’s the coolest thing you’ve had delivered??
Gold Bars Left Behind
Authorities in Switzerland said they are trying to track down the owner of $190,000 worth of gold bars left behind on a train. The local prosecutor’s office in Lucerne said the approximately $190,000 worth of gold bars were found left behind after the passengers left a Swiss Federal Railways train that arrived in the city from St. Gallen. Officials said the gold was found in October 2019, but they are now appealing to the public for information after months of investigating failed to determine the origins of the precious metal. The prosecutor’s office said the owner of the gold is being given five years to come forward.
********After that??? We party!!!
*******We’d like to meet the person who has so much money… they don’t have to go back and look for their gold bars!!
STUFF THAT’S COOL AND VIRAL
VIDEO: LED SCREENS BECOMING THE NEW GREEN SCREEN!
A LIST FOR WEDNESDAY
The 5 Most Underrated Netflix Movies Of 2020 So Far
Premise: In this drama written and directed by Alan Yang (“Master of None”), a man decides to give up his life in Taiwan to try his luck in the United States. Due to the circumstances of leaving Taiwan, he must say goodbye forever to a woman he falls in love with before the move. He ultimately marries another woman whom he likes far less as they have little in common.
Later in life, he shares his regrets about love lost with his daughter while the two spend time together in New York City. The man and his daughter share many traits, which becomes a rewarding circle-of-life moment for the protagonist.
Setting: Taiwan and New York City
Debut date: April 10
Notable cast: Hong-Chi Lee, Christine Ko and Tzi Ma
Runtime: 1 hour, 31 minutes
Premise: In this comedic drama, a young man works for his family’s barbecue restaurant in Memphis, Tennessee. His father is proud that this restaurant is a family business.
The son wants to stay in the culinary world, but his dream is to become a sommelier. His decision to leave the restaurant to pursue sommelier studies creates a tension of competing desires within the family.
Setting: Contemporary Memphis
Debut date: March 27
Notable cast: Mamoudou Athie, Matt McGorry, Niecy Nash and Courtney B. Vance
Runtime: 1 hour, 44 minutes
“All Day and a Night”
Premise: In this drama written and directed by Joe Robert Cole (“Black Panther,” “American Crime Story”), a man begins a life sentence in prison with his father. He looks back on his life to figure out how he got to this place and wonders if things could go differently for his own son.
Ashton Sanders stars in both this and the 2016 movie “Moonlight.” The use of bright, neon-esque lighting throughout the film also has similarities to “Moonlight.”
Setting: Oakland, California
Debut date: May 1
Notable cast: Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Ashton Sanders, Regina Taylor and Jeffrey Wright
Runtime: 2 hours, 1 minute
Premise: In this mystery thriller, a mother believes that her missing daughter was murdered. The police won’t help her investigate, so she starts looking for clues herself.
The mother discovers that her daughter worked in the sex industry and that many sex workers have gone missing in the area without police investigations. Her research reveals that a serial killer has been targeting these sex workers.
Setting: 2010s Long Island, New York
Debut date: March 13
Notable cast: Lola Kirke, Oona Laurence, Thomasin McKenzie, Amy Ryan and Dean Winters.
Runtime: 1 hour, 35 minutes
Premise: This documentary focuses on Camp Jened, a summer camp for young people with disabilities in the Catskills of New York. Although the camp was around for decades, the documentary focuses on the 1970s, when this inclusive space became a launchpad for the disability rights movement.
Barack and Michelle Obama’s Higher Ground Productions produced the movie.
I’m including “Crip Camp” in this list, but Netflix has had multiple documentaries this year that have flown under the radar. I also recommend you check out “A Secret Love” and “Circus of Books.”
Setting: 1970s summer camp in New York and elsewhere in the country
Debut date: March 25
Runtime: 1 hour, 46 minutes
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