Friday, July 10, 2015        Edition: #5492

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★ Today 31-year-old socialite Nicky Hilton is getting married at Kensington Palace in London. The hotel chain heiress is set to tie the knot with Brit banking heir James Rothschild in the palace’s Orangery, right next door to Prince William & Duchess of Cambridge’s residence on the estate. Reports say the 31-year-old will walk down the aisle in a Valentino gown in front of hundreds of guests on the terrace. Hilton has asked sister Paris to be maid of honor.
– “New York Post”
★ Spotify is urging its customers to cancel their monthly subscriptions purchased through Apple’s iTunes, as competition between the two companies intensifies. In an email, Spotify points out that Apple charges users $3 more per month at $12.99 due to iTunes’ policy of taking 30% on all payments. A monthly fee when purchased directly through Spotify is $9.99. The move comes shortly after the worldwide release of Apple’s own streaming service, Apple Music, which will also charge a $9.99 per month following a 3-month free trial.
– “Daily Telegraph”
★ 22-year-old Ariana Grande may have terminated her budding singing career with her stupid donut-licking stunt in Lake Elsinore CA. Police say they’re investigating a leaked video that appears to show her licking donuts at a Wolfee Donuts in the Southern California town. Earlier this week, Grande apologized for saying “I hate America” in the same video. A cashier at the shop says the singer didn’t buy anything she licked. Grande announced Wednesday she’s cancelled her gig at Saturday’s MLB All-Star Concert, but says it’s not related to the incident.
★ And Toronto-native Drake may soon be playing a fictionalized version of the city’s infamous former mayor Rob Ford in a video for the track “Energy”. According to a Facebook casting call, the soon-to-be-released video has Drake portraying a rotund ‘Mayor Drake Ford’, with his face digitally superimposed on a chunky body. The casting call description: “We spot Mayor Drake Ford in a parking garage with a drug dealer.” A Ford body-double was being sought for the video-shoot.
– PostMedia Network

• “Ellen DeGeneres Show” (syndicated/CTV2) – Today James Bay (“Chaos & The Calm”); Mariah Carey (“#1 to Infinity”). Rerun.
• “Good Morning America” (ABC) – Today Walk the Moon (“Talking Is Hard”).
• “Jimmy Kimmel Live” (ABC/CityTV) – Tonight Butch Walker (“Afraid of Ghosts”).
• “Last Call With Carson Daly” (NBC) – Tonight James Williamson (“Re-Licked”). Rerun.
• “Masters of Sex” (Showtime) – Sunday the 3rd season debut of the drama based on real-life sex researchers Masters & Johnson (played by Michael Sheen & Lizzy Caplan).
• “Meredith Vieira Show” (syndicated) – Today Flo Rida (“The Perfect 10”). Rerun.
• MLB All-Star Concert (Cincinnati OH) – Saturday the pre-All Star Game party at Paul Brown Stadium features Demi Lovato with special guest Rixon. The 86th Major League Baseball All-Star Game is Tuesday night at Cincinnati’s Great American Ball Park.
• “Ray Donovan” (Showtime) – Sunday the 3rd season premiere of the drama centered on LA’s most powerful ‘fixer’ (Liev Schrieber).
• “The Strain” (FX) – Sunday vampires overrun NYC and humans fight back in the 2nd season debut of Guillermo del Toro’s horror series.
• T In the Park (Strathallan Castle, Scotland) – Today-through-Sunday the annual rock fest on the castle grounds features Alabama Shakes, Avicii, Kasabian, Mark Ronson, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, Sam Smith, The Script and many others.
• “Today” (NBC) – This morning Carly Rae Jepsen (“Emotion”).
• “Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” (NBC/CTV2) – Tonight Ryn Weaver (“The Fool”).
• “The View” (ABC/CTV) – Today Tyrese (“Black Rose”).

• Alan Jackson – The veteran country singer says his newest single, “Jim and Jack and Hank”, is about “Jim Beam, Jack Daniels, and Hank Williams Sr or Jr … or both”.
• Chris Janson – The Missouri native made his CMT-produced video for “Buy Me a Boat” a family affair by filling a boat with some of his closest friends and relatives, including his wife, son, and father-in-law. TV actor-singer Charles Esten (“Nashville”) also does a cameo.
• Colbie Caillat / Christina Perri – Tonight they embark on the co-headlining ” Girls Night Out, Boys Can Come Too Tour” in Uncasville CT. Dates are scheduled through August 30th in Vancouver BC. Opening act is Rachel Platten.
• Garth Books – Tonight-through-Sunday he hits the Big Easy with his “Garth Brooks World Tour w/Trisha Yearwood”, playing the oddly named Smoothie King Center in New Orleans LA. Grossing over $1 million at each stop on the trek, Brooks has hauled in over $90 million to date.
• Meek Mill – The Philadelphia PA rapper has the first #1 album of his career, as “Dreams Worth More Than Money” debuts atop the latest ‘Billboard 200’ chart. Starting next week the ‘Billboard 200’ will be announced Saturdays, due to the album release date moving to Fridays.
• Miranda Lambert – She was forced to cancel last night’s Calgary Stampede concert at the Scotia Bank Saddledome due to a vocal cord inflammation. She promises to return to Calgary AB as soon as she can.
• One Direction – They’ve launched a charitable organization called ‘action/1D manifesto’. The initiative aims to fight poverty, inequality, and global warming. Quite the diverse mandate.
• Owl City -Today he releases his 5th full-length album, “Mobile Orchestra”, highlighted by collaborations with Aloe Blacc, Britt Nicole, Hanson, and Sarah Russell.

• “The Gallows” ( R-Rated Horror Thriller ): 20 years after a horrific accident during a school play, students resurrect the failed show in a misguided attempt to honor the anniversary of the tragedy. They soon discover that some things are better left alone. Stars newcomers Reese Mishler, Pfeifer Brown, Ryan Shoos, Cassidy Gifford.
• “Minions” ( PG Animated Family Comedy ): In this spinoff from the “Despicable Me” franchise, ‘Stuart’, ‘Kevin’, and ‘Bob’ are recruited by ‘Scarlet Overkill’, a super-villain who, alongside her husband ‘Herb’, hatches a plot to take over the world. Voice cast includes Jon Hamm, Michael Keaton, Sandra Bullock, Steve Carell. Word has it the end-credits are worth staying for.
• “Self/less” ( PG-13 Sci-Fi Thriller ): An extremely wealthy man, dying from cancer, undergoes a radical medical procedure that transfers his consciousness into the body of a healthy young man. But all is not as it seems when he uncovers the mystery of the body’s origin. Stars Ryan Reynolds, Natalie Martinez, Matthew Goode, Ben Kingsley.
• Opening in limited release: “Boulevard” (Drama); “Do I Sound Gay?” (Documentary); “Meet Me in Montenegro” (Comedy); “Nowitzki: The Perfect Shot” (Documentary); and “Tangerine” (Dramedy).

✗ Why there is always one smushed piece of gum at the bottom of your purse.
✗ Why you can’t get ready in 10 minutes. Or 20. Or 30.
✗ The intense and bizarre experience of wearing Spanx.
✗ Why the Kardashians are popular.
✗ Why you need more than 2 pillows on a bed.
✗ Why you need 6 different shampoos & conditioners. And why so many beauty products in general … most of them half-empty.
✗ Emojis.
✗ Why you need a purse when you could just carry keys, wallet, and phone.
✗ Why you can’t just look for a pair of jeans in your size, buy them, and be done with it.
✗ Why sitting at home watching Netflix on the couch together is not a ‘date night’.
– Adapted from

The ‘Hydro Hammock’ is where we want to be right now! The hybrid gizmo offers up the ‘bliss of a hot tub’ along with the ‘freedom of a hammock’. Genius inventor Benjamin Frederick from Ashland, Oregon has created a gas heating system that can heat water from a garden hose, draw from a lake or stream, or just heat water already in the hammock, allowing you to enjoy a warm soak while swingin’ from the trees … or whatever. The hammock has capacity for 2 people and 50 gallons (190 liters) of water. You can choose between a single-layer hammock which is more portable, or a double-layer version which is fully insulated and can even be used outdoors in Winter. The product, now fundraising on Kickstarter, will set you back $1,180.
– “Metro”

Catnip isn’t just for house cats. It affects lions and tigers too!


1970 [45] Gary LeVox, Columbus OH, country singer (Rascal Flatts-“Rewind”)

1972 [43] Sofia Vergara, Barranquilla, Colombia, TV actress (‘Gloria Pritchett’ on “Modern Family” since 2009)/movie actress (“Hot Pursuit”)

1976 [39] Adrian Grenier, Santa Fe NM, TV actor (“Entourage” 2004-11)/movie actor (“The Devil Wears Prada”)

1980 [35] Jessica Simpson, Abilene TX, fashion designer (“Jessica Simpson Collection”)/movie actress (“Dukes of Hazzard”)/former pop singer (“A Public Affair”)

1993 [22] Perrie Edwards, South Shields UK, pop singer (Little Mix-“Cannonball”)/engaged to former One Direction singer Zayn Malik

Billionaire fashion designer Giorgio Armani is 81; Rock guitarist Richie Sambora (ex-Bon Jovi) is 56; Rock bassist Scott Shriner (Weezer) is 50; TV actor Justin Chambers (“Grey’s Anatomy”) is 45.

Comedian-unconvicted drug dealer & rapist Bill Cosby is 78; Oldies singer Christine McVie (Fleetwood Mac) is 72; Alt-rock guitarist Dan Murphy (Soul Asylum) is 53; Movie actress Michelle Rodriguez (“Furious 7”) is 37; Country singer-guitarist Kimberly Perry (The Band Perry) is 32; TV actress Natalie Martinez (“Under the Dome”) is 31.

• “Beatles Day”, celebrated since 2008 in Liverpool UK and Hamburg, Germany. It marks The Beatles’ triumphant return to Britain from their US tour 51 years ago (1964), just in time for the premiere of their film “A Hard Day’s Night”. Considered a landmark date in their rise to fame.
• “Collector Car Appreciation Day”, the 6th annual salute to automotive hobbyists that’s geared to raising awareness of automotive restoration and collection.
• “Don’t Step On a Bee Day”, a warning to kids and grown-ups that now is the time when going barefoot can mean getting stung by a bee. And with the recent disappearance of millions of the crop-pollinating critters, we need to save every one we can!
• “Piña Colada Day”, saluting the refreshing tropical cocktail that originated in San Juan, Puerto Rico. The name means ‘strained pineapple’ in Spanish. The traditional recipe calls for pineapple juice, light rum, and coconut cream poured over crushed ice. Don’t forget the mini umbrella!

• “Blueberry Muffin Day”, celebrating the only morning snack we can think of that turns your teeth blue.
• “Cheer Up the Lonely Day”, an opportunity to make a lonely person happy by spending time with them. (It’s a good day to give [co-host] a call!)
• “Moon Amtrak”, the 36th annual stunt by customers at Mugs Away Saloon in Laguna Niguel, California who line up cheek-to-cheek and simultaneously drop their drawers to ‘moon’ passing trains. The bottoms-up bash draws up to 1,000 bums to the tavern.
• “Pet Photo Day”, a day to pose your little darlin’ and snap off a few JPEGs.
• “Slurpee Day”, honoring the signature frozen beverage that 7-Eleven convenience stores began selling in 1967. The 1st 7-Eleven franchise stores opened 51 years ago (1964).
• “Swimming Pool Day”, although we think every hot Summer day should be swimming pool day. It’s a lot fewer headaches to have a friend or neighbor with a pool than owning your own.
• “Wayne Chicken Show”, the 34th edition in Wayne NE, home of the ‘National Cluck-Off’ in which contestants try to act and sound like a chicken. This year’s theme: #ChickenSelfie.
• “World Population Day”, initiated by the UN to focus on the problem of overpopulation. World population crossed the 5-billion mark on this day in 1987. We reached 7-billion in 2011.

• “Barn Day”, a day of appreciation on the 2nd Sunday in July for what can be attractive as well as functional architecture. Also the place where those with bad manners are born.
• “Different Colored Eyes Day”, celebrating people with different colored eyes. Celebs who have what’s called ‘heterochromia’ include actress Mila Kunis and actor Kiefer Sutherland.
• “Pecan Pie Day”, saluting one of the most decadent of all desserts. The crust and pecans aren’t necessary … just the yummy goo in the center!
• “Simplicity Day”, a day to focus on ways to simplify your life.

2007 [08] Turkish adventurer Erden Eruç begins 1st solo human-powered circumnavigation of the world at Bodega Bay CA (hiking, using rowboats, kayaks, bicycles he finishes in July 2012)

2000 [15] A much-ballyhooed ‘reunion tour’ of The Supremes, with only Diana Ross from the original group, is canceled after ticket sales don’t match expectations

1999 [16] ‘Largest Crowd to Attend a Women’s Sporting Event’ as 90,185 fill the Rose Bowl in Pasadena CA to watch US defeat China to win a 2nd Women’s World Cup of soccer

[Mon] Embrace Your Geekness Day
[Mon] International Town Criers Day
[Mon] French Fries Day
[Tues] Harper Lee’s “Go Set a Watchman” published
[Tues] International Nude Day
This Week Is … Laundry Workers Week
This Month Is … Parks & Recreation Month


• ‘201 of Kim Kardashian’s Greatest Outfits’ – “Cosmopolitan”
• ‘Saddle Up – The Next Big Handbag Trend Is Here’ – “Glamour”
• ’12 Life-Changing BBQ Recipes’ – “Redbook”
• ‘Young, Well Educated, and Constantly Drunk’ – “Chatelaine”
• ‘8 Ice Cream Sandwiches You Need in Your Life’ – “Woman’s Day”

• ’28 Ways to Turn Chicken Into Muscle’ – “Men’s Health”
• ‘7 Stunning Photos Of the Newly-Single Kourtney Kardashian’ – “Maxim”
• ‘Phenomenal Sex Anywhere, Anytime!’ – “Men’s Fitness”
• ‘How to Build the Perfect Beach Body’ – “Details”
• ‘9 Tips For Achieving All Of Your Life Goals’ –

According to the American Psychiatric Association, which of the following classifies as a ‘mental disorder’?
a. Caffeine withdrawal. [CORRECT]
b. Binge-watching TV series.
c. Smartphone addiction.
– “Mental Floss Magazine”

☎ What did you absolutely love when you were 6?

As I said before, I never repeat myself.

Question: A poll of women on dating finds most think a candlelight dinner is the most romantic date, followed by THIS.
Answer: A picnic.

Any closet is a walk-in closet if you try hard enough.

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