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Born on this day!! Actor Topol (“Fiddler on the Roof”) is 85. Singer Inez Fox is 78. Singer Dee Dee Sharp is 75. Guitarist John McFee of The Doobie Brothers is 70. Actor Tom Wopat is 69. Musician-producer Dave Stewart (Eurythmics) is 68. Actor Angela Cartwright (“The Danny Thomas Show,” ?Lost In Space”) is 68. Actor Hugh Grant is 60. Actor Charles Esten (“Nashville”) is 55. Actor Constance Marie (“George Lopez”) is 55. Actor-comedian Adam Sandler is 54. Model Rachel Hunter is 51. Actor Eric Stonestreet (“Modern Family”) is 49. Actor Henry Thomas (“E.T.”) is 49. Actor Goran Visnjic (“ER”) is 48. Jazz singer Michael Buble’ is 45. Actor Michelle Williams (“Brokeback Mountain,” ?Dawson’s Creek”) is 40. Singer Paul Janeway of St. Paul and the Broken Bones is 37. Actor Kelsey Asbille (“One Tree Hill,” “Teen Wolf”) is 29. Contemporary Christian singer Lauren Daigle is 29. Country singer Hunter Hayes is 29.


1776 – The Second Continental Congress changed the name of the nation to the United States of America, from the United Colonies.
1850 – California became the 31st state.
1893 – President Grover Cleveland’s daughter, Esther Cleveland, became the first president’s child to be born in the White House.
1926 – The National Broadcasting Company (NBC) was created by the Radio Corporation of America.
1948 – The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (North Korea) was created.
1956 – Elvis Presley appeared on television for the first time on The Ed Sullivan Show.
1976 – Communist Chinese leader Mao Zedong died in Beijing at age 82.

Today Is: Ashura, Care Bears Share Your Care Day, Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Day, International Buy A Priest A Beer Day, National Teddy Bear Day, Opposite Day, Wonderful Weirdoes Day

Primetime TV (All Times Eastern)

CBS – 8:00 –  Big Brother  /  9:00 – Love Island  /  10:00 – SEAL Team
NBC – 8:00  – Chicago Med /  9:00 – Chicago Fire  /  10:00 – Chicago PD
ABC – 8:00 –  The Goldbergs  /  8:30 – Blackish  /  9:00 – The Conners  /  9:30 – American Housewives /  10:00 – The Goldbergs  /  10:30 – The Conners
FOX – 8:00 – MasterChef
CW – 8:00 –  The 100 /  9:00 – Coroner

TV Talk Shows

Jimmy Fallon: Kevin Hart, Josh Charles, Chika
Stephen Colbert: Chris Christie, Gregory Porter (R 8/27/20)
Seth Meyers: John Cleese, Glenn Howerton
The Talk: Oprah Winfrey (R 2/27/20)
Live with Kelly and Ryan: David Muir, Jessica Alba, Amy Goodman
Ellen DeGeneres: Season 17 highlights, including the cast of “Love Is Blind”, Michelle Obama, Will Smith, Martin Lawrence, Benee (R 7/1/20)
The Real: Carson Kressley (R 5/13/20)
Kelly Clarkson: Dakota Fanning, Mike Rowe (R 8/6/20)

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

QUESTION: What happens when a Florida Man and Florida Woman get together? They have a Florida TODDLER!! This one got a potty seat stuck on his head!!!!!!!!!


QUESTION: But.. are there any FLORIDA MAN stories?? Oh, yes.. the Florida Men (and Women) have been very active!! And here’s a treasure trove of stories!!


QUESTION: Wanna get PISSED OFF?? In San Francisco, GOVERNMENT GYMS are OPEN… but private fitness businesses are not allowed!!! Cue the OUTRAGE!!!!


QUESTION: How does THIS work?? A new study says that taking Tylenol can make people TAKE MORE RISKS!!! Maybe they’re pain-free and feeling frisky?????


QUESTION: What will we do with all the EXTRA TIME??? After 20 seasons, Keeping Up with the Kardashians is FINALLY going away!! Hell just froze over!!!
Keeping Up With the Kardashians ending

Derek Hough New Judge On DWTS

Derek Hough will serve as a judge in the new season of Dancing with the Stars.  He said Tuesday on Good Morning America that he will return to show in Season 29.  He previously served as a pro on the show in Seasons 5-11, 13-21 and 23. He won the competition a record six times, including with Bindi Irwin in Season 21.  On GMA, Hough said he is “so excited” to return to the DWTS ballroom.  “It’s like coming home. You know, being a part of that show for so long, having such amazing memories and experiences and triumphs and failures and all the things,” he said. “I’m excited. Can’t wait.”  Hough said he plans to be a “fair and honest” judge.  “I want to try to inspire and motivate these celebrities to have the best possible time they have and they get better each week,” he said.  “For me, I’ve just experienced everything that they’ve experienced. I’ve been on the show 17 seasons,” he added. “I understand. I’ll be very empathic and very compassionate as well.”
********Doesn’t “empathic” mean “clairvoyant??” Is he psychic??
******As llong as he cries once in awhile, it’s all good!!!

Tom Cruise Rents Out Ship For Film Crew

Tom Cruise is reportedly shelling out some of his own cash to help ensure that the production on the new “Mission: Impossible” can go on amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Production was about to get underway in February in Italy when restrictions due to the pandemic shut everything down.  Fortunately for “Mission: Impossible” fans, Simon Pegg, who plays Benji Dunn in the movies, revealed to Variety in July that the production was poised to get back to work in September. Now it seems that’s actually happening thanks to a generous influx of cash from Cruise.  According to Forbes, Cruise has reportedly shelled out $700,000 of his own money to help production company Truenorth charter two cruise ships from Norway’s Hurtigruten company that will house both the cast and crew of “Mission: Impossible 7” while filming. The hope is to create a bubble that will allow them all to work without running the risk of a widespread outbreak.  The cruise ships are reportedly a brand new 530-passenger MS Fridtjof Nansen as well as a 490-passenger MS Versteralen, which is expected to be more than enough to provide reasonable accommodations to everyone working on the film.
*******It’s not the Scientology ship??? How did that happen??
*****To make it feel like an authentic cruise, they’ll have a bunch of fat people rolling around on Rascal scooters!!
******In the dining area, kids will be fighting with old ladies to move up in the ice cream line!!
******Tom won’t be on the ship. He’ll be hovering overhead in the Scientology spaceship!!

Does Katie Holmes Have A New Boyfriend?

Katie Holmes appears to have a new man in her life one year after her rumored split from Jamie Foxx.  She was photographed in the middle of a passionate make out session with Emilio Vitolo Jr., the 33-year-old son of famed New York City chef Emilio Vitolo, in new photos obtained by Daily Mail.  In the shots, she was photographed adoringly staring at Vitolo Jr. as she sat on his lap. Seconds later, the two were caught on camera locking lips.  According to the outlet, Holmes and Vitolo Jr. dined at Peasant in New York City on Sunday. It’s nearby the Vitolo family’s famed restaurant, Emilio’s Ballato, a popular dining destination for New York City’s A-listers.  Holmes had her hands wrapped around Vitolo Jr.’s neck in the pics as he held onto her waist.  Her new romance comes one year after she and Foxx reportedly split after dating on and off for six years.
********Dude! Do you really want to go where Tom Cruise AND Jamie Foxx have been??
******Most women WILL date for food, so he’s in good shape!!

Jane Fonda Closes Up Shop!

Jane Fonda has officially taken herself out of the dating pool.  She spent much of the past in a relationship, but at 82 she has no plans of getting into another commitment.  “[That part of my life] is gone. I can tell,” Fonda told The Guardian in a recent interview.  She continued: “It’s just over – I’ve closed up shop.”  Fonda was married to Roger Vadim from 1965 to 1973, Tom Hayden from 1973 to 1990, and finally Ted Turner from 1991 to 2001.  She later dated record producer Richard Perry from 2009 to 2017.  Recently, Fonda opened up about past sexual encounters and missed opportunities in a discussion with a New York Times reporter.  “Who I do think about, and what is a great regret, is Marvin Gaye,” Fonda admitted.  “He wanted to and I didn’t.”
********Which just shows: She has no soul!!!
******Jane Fonda is out of action? There goes Tinder!!!

Meghan and Harry Pay Back Debt

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have repaid $3.2 million in British taxpayers’ money that was used to renovate their Frogmore Cottage in the United Kingdom.  The amount translates to 2.4 million pounds in the U.K. The property, located in Windsor, England, was intended for the couple to use before they notoriously walked away from their roles as senior members of the royal family earlier this year.  A spokesman for the couple said Monday that Harry had made a contribution to the Sovereign Grant, the public money that goes to the royal family. He said the contribution “fully covered the necessary renovation costs of Frogmore Cottage” near Queen Elizabeth II’s Windsor Castle home, west of London.  Frogmore Cottage will remain the home of Harry and Meghan, also known as the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, when they visit the U.K., the rep said.  They recently bought a house in Santa Barbara, Calif., and last week announced a deal with Netflix to produce a range of films and series for the streaming service.
*******They sent it to Britain’s Venmo account!!
********Remember when Harry said, “We just stay at home.. and Meghan makes me a chicken dinner!!”?? We do!! And we knew THAT wound’t last!!
*****We’re betting Meghan hasn’t seen the working end of a kitchen in a long time!!

Ozzy Osbourne Regrets Trying To Kill Sharon

Ozzy Osbourne is looking back on his attempted murder of wife Sharon Osbourne 30 years after the incident.  “[It was] not exactly one of my greatest achievements,” he said in the “Biography: Nine Lives of Ozzy Osbourne” documentary, which premiered on A&E on Monday. “I felt the calmest I had ever felt in my life. I was just peaceful. … All I remember is waking up in [England’s] Amersham jail and I asked the cop, ‘Why am I here?’ And he says, ‘You want me to read your charge?’ So he read, ‘John Michael Osbourne, you have been arrested for attempted murder.’”  Sharon said she “didn’t recognize” her husband, who had limited recall of the events, that night because of how intoxicated he was from drugs.  “I had no idea who was sat across from me on the sofa but it wasn’t my husband. He goes to a stage where he gets that look in his eyes, the shutters were down and I just couldn’t get through to him,” she explained.   “And he just said, ‘We’ve come to a decision that you’ve got to die.’ He was calm — very calm — then suddenly he lunged across at me and just dived on me and started to choke me. He got me down on the ground on top of me.”  She said she managed to find “the panic button” and press it, prompting the cops to arrive. The rocker, who revealed his Parkinson’s disease battle earlier this year, went on to spend six months in medical detention.
*******When you need a “panic button,” it may signal trouble in the relationship!!
*****When he said, “WE’VE come to a decision..” he meant him and the demons!!
*******It wasn’t one of his greatest achievements because she’s still alive!!??

The Beckhams Had The Coronavirus

David and Victoria Beckham secretly battled coronavirus after catching it schmoozing in the States.  Several relatives and staff members also came down with it following the launch of Becks’ new football club.  Victoria feared they may be “super-spreaders” after flying back to the UK for son Brooklyn’s 21st birthday do, with guests such as Stormzy and Emma Bunton. Tests later confirmed the couple’s COVID diagnosis.  Last night a friend said: “It was an absolute nightmare scenario.  “David was on duty for his club Inter Miami, and Victoria and the family flew down to support him.  When they returned, the source went on, “David started to feel ill and then Victoria developed a sore throat and high temperature.  “At the same time, several of their team including drivers, bodyguards and assistants fell ill — a couple of them very badly so. Victoria really panicked and made the whole family quarantine rigidly for more than two weeks.  “She was utterly petrified they might be super-spreaders, and did all she could to minimize all future risk. Not only was she poorly in bed, she was also completely panicked. It was a rough few weeks.”  After making full recoveries, Posh and 45-year-old Becks checked in regularly with their team.
********Nightclubs seem to be a good place to get the COVID!! Let’s not go!!


Ripping The Tabloids (Throughout the week, we’ll give you the stories from that weeks tabs!)
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Kim Gives Kanye Divorce Deadline!-(National Enquirer)

Kim Kardashian has slapped unhinged hubby Kanye West with a divorce ultimatum, sources spilled-“Clean up your act in two months or we’re done!  Kim wants Kanye to prove he cares enough about her and their kids to improve his mental condition and get their relationship back on track,” a source said.  “Kanye’s got until Kim’s birthday, on Oct. 21, to come through on her conditions,” an insider said.  “She wants him to get more medical attention for his bipolar disorder, make peace with her mom and find a graceful way to quit the presidential race.  He’s got his marching orders, but time is running out.”

Ireland Bashed In Brutal Mugging!-(Globe)

Battered and bruised Ireland Baldwin says she was the victim of a brutal robbery-and shared her harrowing story and shocking photo on social media!  The 24-year-old daughter of Alec Baldwin and ex Kim Basinger explains a woman “high out of her mind on drugs” clobbered her and grabbed her stuff before speeding off in a car driven by an accomplice.  The model says cops apprehended the accused mugger.  Ireland didn’t confirm where the attack took place, but she’s currently based in Los Angeles.

Loose Talk-(Us Weekly)

“Joining regulars ‘Lost my teeth,’ ‘Ate a bug’ and ‘Can’t remember my lines,’ please welcome…’Maskless in an elevator!’”-Presenting the “new addition” to his “Rolodex of recurring nightmares”-Kumail Nanjiami.

“You couldn’t pay me money to go back to the last decade of my life.  The 20s were the worst!”-On how she’s looking forward to getting older, Mandy Moore.

“It’s funny that people think of us as a perfect couple.  No way.  It’s been ups and downs, and we still keep working at that relationship.”-On her marriage to Chris Hemsworth, Elsa Pataky.

Getting Carried Away-(Star)

Tulum, Mexico, Aug. 21

She has his back!  Olympic snowboarder Shaun White traded the half-pipe for the beach, giving girlfriend Nina Dobrev a lift during a fun-filled getaway south of the border.  The 33-year-old and the Vampire Diaries alum, 31, made the most of their trip, splashing in the ocean and hanging out with pals when they weren’t packing on the PDA.  The duo, first linked in March, are no longer keeping their relationship under wraps-they’re sharing more and more glimpses of their romantic adventures on social media.  The couple are likely indulging in quality time now, before the actress heads back to work.”  Nina recently announced she’ll be starring in Netflix’s upcoming rom-com Love Hard.

Brad’s New Model-(Life & Style)

Le Bourget, France, Aug. 26

They were both wearing masks, but Brad Pitt, 56, was still instantly recognizable as he stepped out of a private plane alongside German model Nicole Poturalski, 27, and headed straight for Chateau Miraval-the villa he still owns with ex-wife Angelina Jolie.  Though the two have been coy (with Nicole frequently posting on Instagram about her “better half,” while never naming him), they’ve reportedly been under-the-radar dating for months.  Should we call them Pitturalski now?

Happy Anniversary:  Gabrielle Union & Dwayne Wade-(People)

The actress, 47, and the retired NBA star, 38, celebrated six years of marriage on Aug. 30.  “As much as I love you, I LIKE you even more” she wrote in an Instagram to Wade.

Number of the Week-(In Touch)


-emotional age Tori Spelling thinks she’s stuck at, because that’s how old she was when she got famous.



Man Makes Homemade License Plate

Police in Kentucky said they conducted a traffic stop when they spotted something suspicious about the vehicle’s license plate: it was homemade.  The Millersburg Police Department said officers stopped the vehicle Sept. 2 when they noticed the license plate, which appeared genuine from a distance, was missing a registration sticker.  A closer look revealed the license plate was completely hand-drawn on a plate-sized piece of paper.  Police said they also determined the driver’s license was suspended and the vehicle was not insured.  See the video HERE.
*******Somebody played hooky from art class!!
******Although, in Kentucky, this might be legal!!
******They gave him a ticket… and an “A” for effort!!

Tourist Busted For Stealing Sand From The Beach!

Authorities in Italy said a French tourist was fined $1,200 for attempting to smuggle more than 4 pounds of Sardinia’s famous white sand out of the country. Sardinia’s Forest Rangers said the tourist was stopped at Cagliari Elmas Airport and ordered to pay the fine after a bottle containing 4.4 pounds of sand was found in his possession. “The bottle was confiscated and is now in our operating room where we hold these confiscated items. At the end of the year we usually have many bottles of sand accumulated,” a spokesman for the Forest Rangers told CNN.  A regional law introduced in 2017 made it illegal to take sand from Sardinia’s beaches, with fines ranging from $600 to $3,550 depending on the amount of sand taken and where it was taken from.  “Last year we found a website that was selling our sand as souvenirs. It’s become a very known phenomenon here in Europe,” the spokesman said.
*******You COULD smuggle it by pounding it up your a*s!!!! Just sayin’!!
*******Stealing sand from a beach is like kidnapping a hooker from Vegas!!
******Every night, one of the Rangers has to go to the beach and count the grains of sand!!

Escaped Bear Caught

A brown bear dubbed “Papillon” after repeated escapes from its enclosure in Italy was recaptured 42 days after its most recent escape.  Papillon, a 4-year-old male bear officially known as M49, escaped from its enclosure at the Casteller wildlife park in Trentino province July 27 by climbing over three electrified fences and breaking through a barrier of metal bears.  Authorities tracked the bruin’s movements in the wild and it was captured in a live trap in the Lagorai area of Trentino province. The bear was on the loose for 42 days.  Papillon, named after the protagonist of French writer Henri Charriere’s autobiographical novel about his famous prison escape, was captured in good health, officials said. The provincial government said Papillon had lost about 88 pounds during his time on the loose.
*******He hadn’t been in the wild, so he didn’t know how to break into cars for food!!

Man Blows Up House Trying To Kill A Fly

A man in France has accidentally blown up part of his house while trying to chase a fly with an electric swat.  The man, in his 80s, was eating his dinner on Friday evening when he became annoyed at a fly buzzing around him.  He picked up the electronic fly swat and took aim at it, as he was unaware of a gas cylinder leaking at his home in the village of Parcoul-Chenaud in Dordogne.  A reaction occurred between the swat and the gas, causing an explosion and part of his kitchen to blow up.  The blast also damaged a section of his roof and the house is currently uninhabitable.  Somehow the man managed to escape the catastrophe with just a burn to his hand.
********The fly said, “Damn! These people are getting serious!!”
*****The cockroaches under the sink said, “You missed us!!!”
*******The owner of the house said, “I thought things like this only happened in Florida!!”







These Were The Most Popular Baby Names Of 2019

Huffington Post


The data is in! The Social Security Administration has released its official list of the most popular baby names of 2019.

After five years in the top spot, Emma is no longer parents’ No. 1 choice for girls ― having been unseated by Olivia. Liam remains the most popular name for boys for the third year in a row.

Sophia surpassed Isabella for the No. 4 spot, and Amelia overtook Mia for No. 7. Otherwise, the top 10 names for girls remain unchanged from 2018.

There were more changes on the list of most popular names for boys. Oliver jumped up two spots to bump William down to No. 4; Elijah rose from No. 7 to 5; and Ethan replaced Logan in the top 10 after two years off the list.



  1. Olivia
  2. Emma
  3. Ava
  4. Sophia
  5. Isabella
  6. Charlotte
  7. Amelia
  8. Mia
  9. Harper
  10. Evelyn


  1. Liam
  2. Noah
  3. Oliver
  4. William
  5. Elijah
  6. James
  7. Benjamin
  8. Lucas
  9. Mason
  10. Ethan


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