Friday, July 28, 2017 – Edition: #6023

Tomorrow’s Show Prep Today!

★ Almost a month after rumors Kim Kardashian and Kanye West had arranged a deal with a surrogate to carry their third child, a new report confirms that a woman hired by the couple is three months pregnant. The woman, in her late 20s, has experience as a surrogate and will most likely give birth shortly after the new year.
(I hope that kid knows what he or she is in for!)
★ Angelina Jolie has revealed that she has secretly battled Bell’s Palsy and hypertension since her split from Brad Pitt. Jolie, who has taken drastic preventative measures to stay clear of cancer which claimed the life of her mother, says she is happy that now she is putting her family first, and is in charge of her life and health.
★ Justin Bieber agreed to appear in David Hasselhoff’s new movie as a favor to the actor. Bieber makes a cameo appearance in ‘Killing Hasselhoff’.  Hasselhoff agreed to let Bieber drive KITT, the famous ‘Knight Rider’ car from the TV show.  According to The Hoff, Justin is in the very last scene in the movie.  Bieber also provides the voice for the car.
(Yes.  It’s a comedy.)
★ Wonder Woman will be back on the big screen in time for the 2019 holiday season. Warner Bros. has announced that ‘Wonder Woman 2′ is officially slated to hit theaters Dec. 13, 2019, a date the studio recently staked out for an undisclosed “WB event film.” The sequel will also be screened in IMAX.
★ The next TV series to come back might be….‘Lost’?  Lost creator, Damon Lindelof says he is excited by the prospect of series revival, but it isn’t something he would be involved in.  Why?  He says that he and his crew worked so hard to end their story, that to come back and say, ‘Well, that wasn’t the real ending,’ would be frustrating.”
(You call that an ending, Damon?)
★ Jada Pinkett Smith has come out to denounce rumors that she and hubby Will Smith are swingers. Quote: “Will and I do not swing”.  But she also said “I do have a couple of boyfriends and a couple of girlfriends but we don’t swing.”
(To which Will said, “So you’re saying there’s a chance…”)

• “Jimmy Kimmel Live” (ABC/Global): Kit Harrington, Regina Hall, Trey Songz ( R )
• “The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon” (NBC/CTV): David Spade, Desus & Mero, Penn & Teller
• “Late Night with Seth Meyers” (NBC/CTV): Patrick Stewart, Alison Brie, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, Matt Johnson ( R )
• “The Late Late Show with James Corden” (CBS/CTV): Goldie Hawn, Kevin Bacon, Dreamcar ( R )
• “Last Call with Carson Daly” (NBC/CTV): Hank Azaria, Jeff Rosenstock, Al Madrigal ( R )
• “The View” (ABC/CTV): guest co-host Tara Setmayer, Anthony Atamanuik
• “The Talk” (CBS): Niecy Nash, Jason Lewis, guest co-host Nikki Glaser
• “Live with Kelly and Ryan” (ABC/CTV): Paula Patton, Laurie Gelman, Rhett & Link, guest co-host Andy Cohen
• “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” (NBC/CTV): Ben Affleck, Ruby Rose ( R )
• “Wendy Williams” (FOX): Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds ( R )
• “Harry” (NBC/CTV): Jewel, Patrick Warburton ( R )
• “The Real” (FOX): Cocoa Brown ( R )
• “Shark Tank” (ABC): A product takes the love of wine to a new level; an ophthalmologist creates a tool to help women.
• “America’s Got Talent” (NBC): “Judge Cuts 2” Guest judge DJ Khaled; contestants use one last opportunity to impress the judges.

• “Watch What Happens Live” (Bravo):  Reza Farahan, Shervin Roohparvar
• “Celebrity Family Feud” (ABC): Harvey Family Men vs. Harvey Family Women and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar vs. Ralph Sampson. The men of Steve Harvey’s family face off against the women; Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Ralph Sampson.
• “Big Brother” (CBS): The new head of household changes rooms.

• John Mayer – has gone on record in support of Justin Bieber’s decision to cancel the remainder of his tour.  Mayer tweeted, “When someone pulls remaining dates of a tour, it means they would have done real damage to themselves if they kept going,” and “We’ve lost so many great artists lately. I give Justin [credit] for realizing it was time to call it. You should too.”
• Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee – have condemned the use of their hit “Despacito” by Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro at a rally to support his upcoming referendum.  The controversial vote is said to be a possible destroyer of democracy in the country.
• OneRepublic – have paid tribute to Oasis with a reverent cover of ‘Champagne Supernova.’ It is part of Spotify’s ‘Music Happens Here’ series.
• Zayn Malik – slept on a mattress for six months when he first moved to Los Angeles. He admits he didn’t purchase any furniture for his LA home for half a year, and enjoyed he ‘minimalistic’ feel of sleeping on nothing but a mattress.
• Britney Spears –  An umbrella she used to attack a photographer’s car in 2007 will be auctioned off next month and paparazzo Daniel Ramos hopes it will fetch around $50,000.
• JAY-Z – has explained the meaning behind the title of his latest album ‘4:44′, but a new theory arose when a fan pointed out how the numbers coincide with the site of a particularly chaotic moment from the rapper’s past. The Standard hotel is where Beyoncé’s sister Solange Knowles attacked JAY-Z in an elevator after the Met Ball in 2014. The address of Le Bain, the hotel’s rooftop bar, is 444 West 13th Street.
• John Mellencamp – seems to have sorted things out with his ex Meg Ryan.  After Mellencamp said in March that she ‘hates him to death’, they were spotted together in New York City.
• Journey – their latest venture will see the band spinning its wheels and going in circles. Rookie racecar driver Ryan Norman will be sitting behind the wheel of a Mazda emblazoned with Journey’s logo.  The band are Norman’s sponsors. (The Wheel in the…..Mazda? Keeps on turnin’…)
• Peter Frampton – has issued an apology for an incident during a concert Welch, MN. Frampton halted his performance in response to a camera operator putting a fan holding old Frampton album covers on the video screens, which caused the crowd to erupt during a quiet part of the show.  Frampton halted the show, returning to the stage later without the use of video screens.
• Ringo Starr – says he is “amazed” at the continued relevance of The Beatles’ music.
• Keith Urban – and Frankie Ballard had a blast jamming together on stage in Monticello, Iowa  when they covered the Georgia Satellites’ 1986 hit “Keep Your Hands to Yourself.”
• Garth Brooks – has offered to pay the college tuition fees for two fans’ unborn children after revealing their baby’s sex onstage in Los Angeles. The tuition offer was Garth’s latest act of generosity – earlier this month, he vowed to pay for a couple’s honeymoon to Hawaii after they  became engaged at his concert in Oklahoma.

• “Atomic Blonde” (R-Rated, Action/Adventure): An undercover MI6 agent is sent to Berlin during the Cold War to investigate the murder of a fellow agent and recover a missing list of double agents. (Charlize Theron, James McAvoy, John Goodman, Eddie Marsan)
• “The Emoji Movie” (PG, Animation/Comedy/Family): Gene, a multi-expressional emoji, sets out on a journey to become a normal emoji. (T.J. Miller, James Corden, Anna Faris, Maya Rudolph)
• “An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power” (PG, Documentary): A decade after ‘An Inconvenient Truth’ brought climate change into the heart of popular culture, comes the follow-up that shows just how close we are to a real energy revolution. (Al Gore, Barack Obama, Donald J. Trump)
• “A Family Man” (R-Rated, Drama): A headhunter whose life revolves around closing deals in a  survival-of-the-fittest boiler room, battles his top rival for control of their job placement company — his dream of owning the company clashing with the needs of his family. (Alison Brie, Gerard Butler, Willem Dafoe)
• “Person to Person” (Not Rated, Drama): Follows a variety of New York characters as they navigate personal relationships and unexpected problems over the course of one day.  (Michael Cera, Abbi Jacobson, Philip Baker Hall, Michaela Watkins)
• “Menashe” (PG, Drama): Within Brooklyn’s ultra-orthodox Jewish community, a widower battles for custody of his son. A tender drama performed entirely in Yiddish, the film intimately explores the nature of faith and the price of parenthood. (Menashe Lustig, Yoel Falkowitz)

Conventional wisdom has it that alcohol has a negative effect on memory. But a new study claims that social drinking might actually be good for your memory. The study found that social drinkers actually retained information learned before they started drinking better than social drinkers who didn’t drink at all.  And sit down for this one:  The study found that memory improved the MORE they drank.  Mind blown.  The study was done at the University of Exeter, and people classified as ‘social drinkers’ were broken into two groups. Each group was given a word-learning exercise. Afterward, one group was told they were allowed to drink and the other group was told not to drink. What the researchers found was the group that drank retained more of what they’d learned the previous day than the sober group. And yes, participants actually performed better on the memory learning task the more they’d drank after the experiment.  While the cause for these surprising results is not fully understood, the thinking is that alcohol blocks the learning of new information and therefore the brain has more resources available to lay down other recently learned information into long-term memory.  But please keep in mind: We are talking about ‘social drinking’ here, not what you might have planned for today after work.
(Now could you tell me which drink it is that marks the move from ‘social’ to ‘I’m not going to remember a stinkin’ thing tomorrow?”)
(I’m guessing they had a great time the day they did THIS study!)
(With my luck, they would have put me into the ‘you aren’t allowed to drink’ group!)

If you have a cat, you’ve seen it.  Some days they just seem afraid of their food dish.  They might bat the food around with their paws, or avoid the bowl entirely.  Now, we might know why.  Whisker fatigue.  That’s right, it’s a thing.  When cats have to stick their faces into deep bowls and their whiskers rub against the sides, the experience can be stressful, prompting them to bat the food onto the floor, fight with other cats, or grow apprehensive at mealtimes.  Use of a bowl which interferes with a cats whiskers can also lead to cat acne, known as ‘catne’.  The solution?  A wider bowl.  Of course, now some pet-supply companies have come to the rescue as well.  They will be happy to sell you their new ‘whisker-friendly’ cat dishes….1-inch deep and 5-inches wide…..for $40!
(Orrrrrr cats are just finicky.)
(Stressful? She sleeps 23 hours a day, doesn’t work, rules the household, and is treated like royalty.  I didn’t think she knew what stress was!)
(I, on the other hand, am very comfortable eating a complete meal at any time with a full growth of whiskers.)

What do you ask for when the flight attendant comes by?  The ‘free’ in-flight beverage service is one of the last perks afforded to travelers these days, but here is something you should know if you want to remain on good terms with the friendly flight crew.  They hate serving Diet Coke.  Why?  The fizz. Diet Coke is the most hated beverage of flight attendants because apparently when Diet Coke cans are opened while the plane is in flight, the fizzy bubbles are insane compared to the carbonation back on land. This makes pouring Diet Coke into those tiny plastic cups a time-consuming nightmare for flight attendants.
****BS FUN FACT: Apparently a lot of flight passengers love to order tomato juice while flying because it tastes different in the air.
(My solution? Give me the entire can!  I won’t spew the fizz.  Honest.)
(Just like pouring your Diet Coke at Wendy’s.  But worse.)
(Plus, then they have to spend that much longer engaging in small talk and smiling that ‘flight attendant smile’.)


1957 [60] Scott Pelley, San Antonio TX, TV news anchor (“CBS Evening News” since 2011)/TV news correspondent (“60 Minutes” since 1999)

1969 [48] Dana White, Manchester, CT, Entrepreneur (American entrepreneur who played a pivotal role in the mainstream growth of the Ultimate Fighting Championship)

1976 [41] Jacoby Shaddix, Mariposa CA, alt-rock singer (Papa Roach-“Face Everything and Rise”, “Lifeline”)

1990 [27] Soulja Boy Tell ‘Em (DeAndre Way), Chicago IL, rapper (“Crank That [Soulja Boy]“)/TV personality (“Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood” since 2014)

1953 [64] Ken Burns, NYC, Emmy Award-winning writer, producer, documentary-maker (“The Dust Bowl”, “The Civil War”)

1953 [64] Tim Gunn, Washington DC, fashion consultant/TV personality (“Project Runway” since 2004, “Under the Gunn” 2014)/author (“A Guide to Quality, Taste & Style”)

1953 [64] Geddy Lee, Toronto ON, classic rock singer-bassist (Rush- Tom Sawyer”, “Closer to the Heart”)

1953 [64] Patti Scialfa, Deal NJ, classic rock singer (E Street Band-“Born In the USA”, “Glory Days”)/Mrs Bruce Springsteen since 1991

1966 [51] Martina McBride (Schiff), Medicine Lodge KS, country singer (“A Broken Wing”, “This One’s For the Girls”)

1973 [44] Wanyá Morris, Philadelphia PA, pop-R&B singer (Boyz II Men-”I’ll Make Love to You”, “End Of the Road”)

1974 [43] Josh Radnor, tv actor, Columbus, OH (“Ted Mosby” on “How I Met Your Mother” 2005-2014)

Movie actor Arnold Schwarzenegger (“The Expendables”) is 70; Movie/TV actor Laurence Fishburne (“Man of Steel”) is 56; TV actress Lisa Kudrow (“Friends”) is 54; Director Christopher Nolan (“Dunkirk”) is 47; Movie actress Hilary Swank (“Million Dollar Baby”) is 43; TV actress Jaime Pressly (“Mom”) is 40; TV actress Gina Rodriguez (“Jane the Virgin”) is 33.

• “Milk Chocolate Day”, an excuse for chocoholics everywhere to chow down!

• “World Hepatitis Day”, to create awareness that 1-in-12 people worldwide is living with either chronic hepatitis B or C, far higher than the prevalence of HIV or any type of cancer.

• “Hamburger Day”, honoring the world’s favorite sandwich whose origins can be traced back as far as the Middle Ages. These days, close to 6 billion burgers are served annually by restaurants. Hamburger meat from a single steer will make about 720 quarter-pound hamburger patties.

• “Talk In an Elevator Day”. After all, why is it we normally don’t? This is a day to try it out and see what happens.  (And also try NOT to look at the ‘floor indicator’!)

• “System Administrator Appreciation Day”, observed annually to honor that special person in the office who maintains the computer network.  (Today, and today only, remember to try restarting your computer before you bother him/her!)

• “International Lasagna Day” celebrating the famous Italian dish that’s become a worldwide favorite. Almost all recipes for the ‘perfect lasagna’ feature ricotta as the cheese of choice.

• “National Chicken Wing Day”, first proclaimed in 1977 by Buffalo NY mayor Stan Makowski. Legend has it that spicy ‘Buffalo Wings’ were invented at the city’s Anchor Bar in 1964.

• “Rain Day” in Waynesburg, Pennsylvania, an annual event that started when a local farmer noticed it always seems to rain on July 29th. They now claim it’s rained on this date in 114 of the 143 years since.

• “National Dance Day”, the annual day to encourage both young and old to move. Created by Nigel Lythgoe, executive producer and judge on TV competition “So You Think You Can Dance”.

• “Cheesecake Day”, a day to indulge yourself in one of the most decadent of all desserts.

• “Father-In-Law Day”, honoring the spousal parent that’s never been all that impressed with you. Try to be nice anyway.

• “Friendship Day”, originally founded by Hallmark in 1919, it was intended to be a day for people to celebrate their friendship by sending each other cards…(now we just send them Facebook friend requests)

• “Paperback Book Day”,  marking the start of the paperback book revolution with publication of Penguin #1, “Ariel, The Life of Shelley” by Andre Maurois in London this date in 1935. (If nothing else, paperbacks have made reading less dangerous … when you nod off and the book falls on your face.)

2000 [17] Kathie Lee Gifford makes her final appearance as co-host of the ABC talk show ‘Live with Regis and Kathie Lee’

2006 [11] Actor-director Mel Gibson vents an ill-advised anti-Semitic tirade as he’s arrested for DUI in Malibu CA (the ensuing police mug-shot is pretty much a career-killer)

2001 [16] Australian Ian Thorpe becomes the 1st swimmer to win 6 gold medals at a single World Championship

2015 [02] Barack Obama becomes the 1st US president to address the African Union, which includes 54 nations

2011 [06] American swimmer Ryan Lochte sets a new world record for the 200-meter individual medley, winning gold at the World Aquatics Championships in Shanghai, China


• The human nose can remember 50,000 different scents.
• Even though Fruit Loops come in different colors, they all have exactly the same taste.
• The stage before frostbite is called ‘frostnip’.
• A duel between three people is called a ‘truel’.
• The television was invented only two years after the invention of sliced bread.
• Most toilet paper sold for home use in France is pink.
• Bullfrogs do not sleep.

• If you clean your vacuum cleaner, aren’t you making your vacuum cleaner, and YOU’RE a vacuum cleaner?
• If a dentist makes money off people with bad teeth, why would I use toothpaste that 4 out of 5 dentists recommend?
• Can you get cavities in your dentures if you use too much ‘artificial sweetener’?
• When you weigh fish, should you include the scales?
• Are funerals held in the daytime because we can’t have mourning at night?
• Did you ever wonder if your dog named you?

I don’t understand speech bubbles, they go right over my head.

☎Whose posters did you have on your wall when you were growing up?

Question: These are 700% larger today than they were 100 years ago. What?
Answer: Wine glasses.

Every day you wait is another day you won’t get back.

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