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No Memorial Day Edition

Sat, 05/25/2019 - 17:31

No Morning Martini edition for Memorial Day. Enjoy the day.

5/28/19: Marco Rubio, Gladys Knight, & more!

Fri, 05/24/2019 - 14:25

Little T – rapper – 15

Phil Foden – soccer player – 18

Cameron Boyce – actor, “Grown Ups” – 19

Lukas Gage – actor, “American Vandal,” “On My Block” – 23

Tommy Mallet – reality star, “The Only Way Is Essex” – 26

Alexandre Lacazette – soccer player – 27

Kyle Walker – soccer player – 28

Jessica Rothe – actress, “Happy Death Day,” La La Land” – 31

Michael Oher – NFL offensive lineman – 32

Seth Rollins – wrestler – 32

Colbie Caillat – pop singer – 33

Jake Johnson – actor, “21 Jump Street,” “Jurassic World,” “New Girl” – 40

Jep Robertson – reality star, “Duck Dynasty” – 40

Brian Friedman – reality star/choreographer, “America’s Got Talent,” “The X Factor” – 41

Marco Rubio – politician – 47

Kylie Minogue – pop singer – 50

Gladys Knight – soul singer – 74

Jerry West – NBA hall of famer – 80

BORN ON THIS DATE

George I of Great Britain – King of Great Britain – 1660 (d. 1727)

WSJ: “6 Things My Toddler Will Never Know”

Fri, 05/24/2019 - 10:49

At Wall Street Journal, Joanna Stern reports on technology headed to the graveyard that will likely be extinct by 2030.

  1. Cords and ports – wireless charging will make them obsolete.
  2. Credit cards and keys – transitioning to mobile payments with phones and smart technology at stores to track purchases.
  3. Big smartphones – they were big, then small, then big again, then smaller, as foldable technology blossoms.
  4. Cameras that only take pictures – smartphone cameras are getting pretty good. (But please still hire a pro wedding photographer).
  5. Living Room Boxes – no more game console, blue ray/DVD player, stereo, whatever.
  6. Smart speakers – instead of a device that talks to appliances and light bulbs, EVERYTHING will be listening all the time.

Whole thing here >

Adam Levine OUT at The Voice

Fri, 05/24/2019 - 09:40

Adam Levine will not be returning to The Voice on NBC next season, though the network previously announced he would. He’s been on since the start and has been the winning coach three times.

Carson Daly made the announcement on the Today show Friday. Filling Adam’s seat is Gwen Stefani, who’s engaged to Blake Shelton, another coach.

Flying Southwest

Thu, 05/23/2019 - 21:32

America’s largest cities continue to shrink. New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles all lost population in 2018 as residents move to places that aren’t high-tax, crime-ridden, overly expensive hellholes. Those places apparently include Fort Worth, which grew last year by nearly 20,000 residents to become the nation’s 13th largest city. Phoenix and San Antonio had even faster growth.

Pentagon Earns Waste Award

Thu, 05/23/2019 - 21:32

Iowa GOP Sen. Joni Ernst on Thursday gave her monthly “Squeal Award” for wasteful, pork barrel spending to the Pentagon. The Department of Defense earned the dubious honor in part for spending $1,220 apiece on 25 coffee cups. “That’s just one example of the Pentagon’s budgetary blunders,” Ernst tweeted. A combat veteran, Ernst said she wants to make sure taxpayer money goes to protecting the country, not down the drain.

Can Kicking On Border Cash

Thu, 05/23/2019 - 21:32

A $20 billion relief bill aimed at communities hit hard by recent disasters and crises won’t include any funding for border relief. President Trump gave the plan the blessing of the White House—it covers areas hurt by California wildfires, hurricanes in Puerto Rico and the Southeast, and other natural disasters. But relief for communities inundated by the border immigration crisis was stripped out. Alabama GOP Sen. Richard Shelby says there was a need to get the bill passed before Memorial Day and the border money will be considered separately, later.

NoKo Commies Diss Biden

Thu, 05/23/2019 - 21:31

North Korea state media called Joe Biden an “imbecile.” The propaganda arm of the communist government got wind of Biden’s comments that President Trump’s relationship with Kim Jong Un is “antithetical to who we are” as a country. In response, the agitprop organization replied with the insult along with a list of Biden controversies.

Buttigieg vs. Biden

Thu, 05/23/2019 - 21:30

Pete Buttigieg is getting more pointed when he talks about Democratic frontrunner Joe Biden. In an interview with The Washington Post, the 37-year-old South Bend, Indiana mayor critiqued Biden and those who think the former vice president’s decades of experience mean he’s already earned the nomination. “I think you earn the nomination by winning it. Nobody’s earned the nomination in 2019,” said Buttigieg, who continues surging in the polls. He also subtly poked Biden for some of his past policy positions.

Espionage Charges For Data Dumper

Thu, 05/23/2019 - 21:30

The U.S. Justice Department has accused WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange of violating the Espionage Act. The 18 charges filed in federal court in Virginia relate to Assange’s collaboration with convicted mole Chelsea (formerly Bradley) Manning, who slipped storeholds of classified information to WikiLeaks, which then published them. U.S. officials say Assange arranged the document dump. Press freedom watchers are worried the charges against Assange pose a threat to journalists—like those who knowingly ringlead the release of reams of top secret documents, apparently.

Pelosi’s Reverse Psychology

Thu, 05/23/2019 - 21:29

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is trying a new strategy to get her more radical fellow Dems to shut up about impeachment. She’s saying that’s exactly what President Trump wants. Calling Trump “villainous,” Pelosi said the president “wants to be impeached” just so he can be cleared by the Republican-controlled Senate. So far, 32 House Democrats have endorsed impeachment, a strategy Pelosi has walked a fine line opposing, knowing it could backfire big time in the 2020 elections.

5/24 TV Roundup

Thu, 05/23/2019 - 19:12

WHISTLEBLOWER / 7:00 pm / CBS

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MARVEL’S AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. / 7:00 pm / ABC

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20/20 / 8:00 pm / ABC

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BLINDSPOT / 7:00 pm / NBC

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DATELINE / 8:00 pm / NBC

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NBA PLAYOFF GAME 6: GOLDEN STATE at PORTLAND / 8:00 pm / ESPN

Lost Luggage? Take Undie Pics

Thu, 05/23/2019 - 19:06

Miley Cyrus’ luggage got lost en route to London — so she took to Instagram to share racy pics in just a t-shirt and underwear. She said she still had “the essentials.”

She’s overseas for Radio 1’s music festival on Saturday.

“Posh” Tribute

Thu, 05/23/2019 - 19:03

The forthcoming Spice Girls tour will be without Victoria Beckham, but the other ladies are burying the hatchet. They’ve announced they’ll pay tribute to their former bandmate in only the kindest of terms during the show.

5/24/19: Tommy Chong, Bob Dylan, & more!

Thu, 05/23/2019 - 14:30

Cole Sand – actor, “Austin & Ally,” “Parenthood” – 15

Jake Sim – actor, “It” – 18

Cayden Boyd – actor, “Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story” & “The Adventures of Sharkboy & Lavagirl” – 24

Bobby Lockwood – actor, “House of Anubis” – 25

G-Eazy – rapper – 29

Mellie Stanley – reality star, “My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding” – 29

Mark Ballas – professional dancer, “Dancing with the Stars” – 32

Tracy McGrady – NBA all-star – 39

Heavy D – rapper – 44

Bartolo Colon – baseball player – 45

Dermot O’Leary – host of “The X Factor (UK)” – 45

Eric Cantona – soccer player – 52

John C. Reilly – actor, “Chicago,” “Talladega Nights,” “Step Brothers” – 53

Priscilla Presley – wife of Elvis Presley – 73

Patti Labelle – pop singer – 74

Bob Dylan – folk singer – 77

Tommy Chong – comedian – 80

BORN ON THIS DATE

Queen Victoria – Queen of the United Kingdom – 1819 (d. 1901)

Julius Caesar Germanicus – Roman commander – 15 BC (d. 19)

Ayesha Curry Claps Back at Body-Shaming Troll

Thu, 05/23/2019 - 11:33

Ayesha Curry let her mama bear out when some internet trolls tried to body shame her 10-month-old son, Canon Curry. After posting a photo of her family, comments about her son’s weight came flooding in. One follower even suggested the mom-of-three “portion-control his food a bit.”

Ayesha fired back, “Excuse you? No. Just no.”

Prince William’s Nickname for Daughter Charlotte

Thu, 05/23/2019 - 09:58

While playing in the garden designed by his wife, Kate Middleton, Prince William was heard calling Princess Charlotte by her nickname. In a clip shared by Kensington Palace, William is heard calling his daughter to push him on the swing, but instead of referring to her as Charlotte, he calls her Mignonette.

The name is derived from the French origin of “mignon,” meaning small, sweet, and delicate or cute. Old French definitions also consider “mignon” to mean dainty, pleasing, gentle and kind.

Lori Loughlin’s Single Daughters

Thu, 05/23/2019 - 09:52

Lori Loughlin’s eldest daughter has split from her boyfriend. According to Us Weekly, Isabella Gianulli and Nick Penske called it quits just months after the family was accused of being involved in the bribery college admissions scandal.

This break-up comes on the heels of Lori’s other daughter, Olivia Jade, breaking up with her boyfriend Jackson Guthy.

Kim K Trolled Over Spelling Errors

Thu, 05/23/2019 - 09:46

Kim Kardashian-West was trolled for her spelling errors on her throwback Instagram post. The “KUWTK” star shared some never-before-seen photos from her wedding with Kanye West and was ripped apart by internet trolls for misspelling “aisle” and singer Andrea Bocelli’s name; he performed as she walked down the aisle.

*Aisle was spelled isle
*Bocelli was written as Bonelli

Fuller House Cast Back to Filming

Thu, 05/23/2019 - 07:31

The cast of “Fuller House” returned to work on Wednesday to begin filming for Season 5. Cast member Jodie Sweetin shared a selfie from the set, captioning it, “We’re baaaaacccck!” The post comes amid co-star Lori Loughlin’s college admissions scandal.

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