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Thursday, June 30, 2016

Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John M. Richardson provides results of the investigation into the seizure of two riverine boats and the detention of 10 U.S. Navy personnel by Iranian forces during a briefing at the Pentagon, June 30, 2016.

Happy Independence Day, from the Defense Department.

Defense Secretary Ash Carter announces changes to the Defense Department's policy on transgender service members, June 30, 2016.

Commentators | S6 E15: "Radical Islamic Terrorists Targeting Gun-Free Malls"

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GSA Auction 6th Street House Leadville CO

06/30/2016 04:00 PM EDT

CURRENT BID: $1    STATE: CO    NO. OF BIDDERS: 0     CLOSE TIME: 12-31-9999 02:00 PM CT.
Come see the property for yourself!  OPEN HOUSE DATES SET
Friday, July 29th: 12:00PM - 5:00PM;   Saturday, July 30th: 8:00am - 12:00PM
The Property, located in Leadville, CO, is a 3,009 sq. ft. single family residence with an attached 2-car garage which sits on approximately 0.22 acres of land. The dwelling,built in 1960, is one story in front with a basement that transitions to multi-level as the lot slopes toward the back. The building was formerly a Forest Service Rangers house, but has been unoccupied for the last couple of years. 

GSA Auctions Furniture Update

06/30/2016 03:25 PM EDT

CURRENT BID: $10    STATE: CA    NO. OF BIDDERS: 0     CLOSE TIME: 07-07-2016 01:25 PM CT.

06/30/2016 03:15 PM EDT

CURRENT BID: $50    STATE: CA    NO. OF BIDDERS: 0     CLOSE TIME: 07-07-2016 01:15 PM CT.

  Misc Furniture: One lot consisting of 1ea Desk with Hutch and 6-drawers, and 1ea 5-Shelve Bookcase. Items on/underneath desk are NOT for sale. Inspection is strongly recommended. ***WARNING: Property is located approx 2 miles away from Salinas Library, 1400 North Main, Salinas, CA 93906. Prospective bidder(s) must contact property custodian for actual location of the property. Advance appointment is Mandatory to Inspect & remove, no exception.(479AVJ 6162 #0001) 479AVJ61620001
06/30/2016 01:21 PM EDT

CURRENT BID: $50    STATE: VA    NO. OF BIDDERS: 0     CLOSE TIME: 07-05-2016 11:21 AM CT.

  One lot consisting of approx. (1) bookcase in royal cherry color, with (4) shelves. NOTICE TO BIDDER: Picture(s) may or may not be an actual depiction of property offered for sale, and can only be relied upon as a reasonable representation thereof. Physical inspection of property is encouraged and highly recommended. 19384661760102A
06/30/2016 01:11 PM EDT

CURRENT BID: $50    STATE: VA    NO. OF BIDDERS: 0     CLOSE TIME: 07-05-2016 11:11 AM CT.

  CINNAMON CHERRY BOOKCASES(3) One lot consisting of approx. (3) classic cherry bookcases with (4) shelves. NOTICE TO BIDDER: Picture(s) may or may not be an actual depiction of property offered for sale, and can only be relied upon as a reasonable representation thereof. Physical inspection of property is encouraged and highly recommended. Report No. 1938466176 19384661760100A
06/28/2016 01:49 PM EDT

CURRENT BID: $10    STATE: AZ    NO. OF BIDDERS: 0     CLOSE TIME: 07-07-2016 11:49 AM CT.

  1 lot consisting of 4 ea. Office Chairs, MFG/model: unknown; One of the chairs is lopsided. Repairs may be required and parts may be missing. Inspection is highly encouraged prior to bidding. 75815361620001

GSA Auctions Trucks, Tractors and Ground Vehicles Update

06/30/2016 03:50 PM EDT

CURRENT BID: $25    STATE: TX    NO. OF BIDDERS: 0     CLOSE TIME: 07-07-2016 01:50 PM CT.

  Pickup, 2002 Dodge Dakota, 6 cyl, AT, 2-dr, VIN:1B7GL42XX2S596796, est mi:18,454. (127MN161760005) Inoperable; dead battery/ missing; brakes worn; speedometer and odometer inoperable; fuel gauge inoperable; minor dents and scratches 127MN161760005
06/30/2016 03:40 PM EDT

CURRENT BID: $25    STATE: TX    NO. OF BIDDERS: 0     CLOSE TIME: 07-07-2016 01:40 PM CT.

  SUV, 2007 Chevrolet Trailblazer, 6 cyl, AT, AC, PS, PB, VIN:1GNDT13S772217014, est mi:99412, fabric interior, cloth seats, keyless entry, includes manuals. (1263956175S003) Operable; hood had degraded stains, chips on door and rear panel 1263956175S003
06/30/2016 03:30 PM EDT

CURRENT BID: $25    STATE: LA    NO. OF BIDDERS: 0     CLOSE TIME: 07-07-2016 01:30 PM CT.

  Pickup, 2011 Ford F150, 8 cyl, AT, AC, PS, PB, VIN:1FTMF1EM6BFCO8028, est mi:101135, fabric interior, cloth seats, keyless, includes manuals. (1263956175S001) Operable 1263956175S001
06/30/2016 03:20 PM EDT

CURRENT BID: $25    STATE: TX    NO. OF BIDDERS: 0     CLOSE TIME: 07-07-2016 01:20 PM CT.

  Pickup, Dodge Ram 1500 Quad Cab, 8 cyl, AT, AC, PS, PB, 4-dr, gas, VIN:1D7RV1GP4AS144065, est mi: 167371, fabric interior. (1263956174S003) Operable 1263956174S003
06/30/2016 03:10 PM EDT

CURRENT BID: $25    STATE: LA    NO. OF BIDDERS: 0     CLOSE TIME: 07-07-2016 01:10 PM CT.

  Pickup, 2008 Ford F150, 8 cyl, AT, AC, PS, PB, VIN:1FTRF12V28KC87829, est mi:126997, fabric interior, cloth seats, keyless entry, includes manuals. (1263956175S002) Operable 1263956175S002
06/30/2016 03:00 PM EDT

CURRENT BID: $25    STATE: TX    NO. OF BIDDERS: 0     CLOSE TIME: 07-07-2016 01:00 PM CT.

  Pickup, 1999 Ford F350, dually, 10 cyl, 4x4, AT, AC, VIN:1FTWW33S6XED25515, est mi:60055. (127MN161760004) Inoperable; dead battery/ missing; brakes worn, minor dents, electrical and mechanical problems; interior is damaged; repairs needed 127MN161760004
06/30/2016 02:11 PM EDT

CURRENT BID: $1,000    STATE: CA    NO. OF BIDDERS: 0     CLOSE TIME: 07-07-2016 12:11 PM CT.

  2001 Chevrolet Blazer SUV, 06cyl 4WD, PS, front driver airbag, front passenger airbag, intermittent wipers, PW, PL, rear window defroster, AC, 4 wheel disc brakes, leather interior, adjustable seats, AM/FM, VIN:1GNDT13W512220049, Est mi: 93,702. Vehicle has not been used since last summer. Battery was replaced mi-summer 2015. Repairs required including but not limited to: needs shocks and struts, brakes, and tune-up, tires, suspension system, exhaust system, under carriage rust, catalytic converter, and coolant system need attention, play in steering wheel, and scratches on doors and panels. Sold as is. Inspection is strongly recommended. (126395 6167 #S008; A304608) 1263956167S008
06/30/2016 02:01 PM EDT

CURRENT BID: $1,000    STATE: CA    NO. OF BIDDERS: 0     CLOSE TIME: 07-07-2016 12:01 PM CT.

  2005 Ford Explorer SXT 4.6L 2WD, steering wheel controls, PS, CC, front driver airbag, front passenger airbag, intermittent wipers, PW, PL, PM, power outlet, rear window defroster, tire pressure monitoring system, tachometer, trip computer, thermometer, AC, readings lights, anti-lock brakes, 4-wheel disc brakes, fog lights, fabric interior, power seat (driver), adjustable seats, cloth seats, child seat anchors, split/folding seats, towing hitch, keyless entry, anti-theft system, child safety locks, AM/FM, CD (single disc) clock tire changes, manuals, VIN: 1FMZU63W25UB09733, Est mi: 88,873. Repairs required including but not limited to: driver door has a dent and needs repair/replacing, right front fog light and assembly are missing,and the lift gate has a crack that is a manufacturing defect. Sold as is. Inspection is strongly recommended. (126395 6167 #S005; A329248) 1263956167S005
06/30/2016 01:51 PM EDT

CURRENT BID: $1,000    STATE: CA    NO. OF BIDDERS: 0     CLOSE TIME: 07-07-2016 11:51 AM CT.

  2004 Ford F150 STX Pickup, 08cyl, 4WD, PS, front driver airbag, front passenger airbag, intermittent wipers, PS, PL, PM, AC, anit-lock brakes, fabric interior, adjustable seats, Tourneau cover, AM/FM/CD (single disc), clock, VIN: 1FTVF14544NB31764, Est mi: 132,102. Repairs maybe required. Sold as is. Inspection is strongly recommended. (126395 6167 #S004; A321159) Alternative phone: (562) 587-9351 1263956167S004
06/30/2016 01:41 PM EDT

CURRENT BID: $1,000    STATE: CA    NO. OF BIDDERS: 0     CLOSE TIME: 07-07-2016 11:41 AM CT.

  2004 Chevrolet Trailblazer SUV, 06cyl, 4WD, steering wheel controls, PS, CC, Front driver airbag, front passenger airbag, intermittent wipers, PW, PL, power outlet, rear window defroster, tachometer, trip computer, AC, dual-zone climate control, vanity mirror with light, reading lights, anti-lock brakes, 4-wheel disc brakes, fabric interior, cloth seats, split/folding seats, towing package, keyless entry, child safety locks, AM/FM, CD (single disc), clock, and manuals, VIN: 1GNDT13S142287412, Est mi: 162,011 Repairs required including but not limited to: wear and tear of carpet, stains. Chipped windshield was fixed. Sold as is. Inspection is strongly recommended. (126395 6167 #S002; A319494) Advance appointment is Mandatory to Inspect & remove.Failure to make advance appointment may result in you being denied access to the facility between Monday thru Friday 8am- 4:30pm. NOTE: Passed California Smog Test on 06/24/16. 1263956167S002
06/30/2016 01:31 PM EDT

CURRENT BID: $1,000    STATE: CA    NO. OF BIDDERS: 0     CLOSE TIME: 07-07-2016 11:31 AM CT.

  2001 Jeep Cherokee SUV, 06cyl, PS, leather steering wheel, front driver/passenger airbags, intermittent wipers, PW, PL, PM, power outlet, rear window defroster, tachometer, AC, vanity mirror/light, reading lights, anti-lock brakes, adjustable seats, split/folding seat, AM/FM, manuals, VIN:1J4FT48S31L607034, Est mi: 59,901. Headliner and wiper blades were replaced. Repairs required including but not limited to: half inch star in the windshield on passenger side, clear coat on roof under rack is starting to photo degrade, cracked dash--missing in a four inch section, grey primer showing in half a inch spot where sap dripped on it beside the drivers door, plastic bumper/trim is fading and has some door marks, one fourth inch paint chip missing on rear bumper, computer needs replacing as it does not signal to fire all cylinders. Sold as is. Inspection is strongly recommended. Advance appointment is Mandatory to Inspect & remove. (126395 6168 #S004; A363024) 1263956168S004
06/30/2016 01:21 PM EDT

CURRENT BID: $1,000    STATE: CA    NO. OF BIDDERS: 0     CLOSE TIME: 07-07-2016 11:21 AM CT.

  2009 Jeep Patriot SUV, 04cyl, steering wheel controls, PS, CC, front driver/side curtain/passenger airbags, intermittent wipers, PW, PL, PM, power outlet, rear window defroster, tire pressure monitoring system, tachometer, trip computer, thermometer, AC, vanity mirror light, reading lights, anti-lock brakes, 4 wheel disc brakes, daytime running lights, fabric interior, adjustable seats, cloth seats, child seat anchors, split folding seats, keyless entry, AM/FM/CD, manuals, VIN: 1J4FF28B69D249574, Est mi: 107,246. Repairs required including but not limited to: antenna is bent, ceiling fabric and several areas of the interior of the vehicle has stains and scratches. Sold as is. Inspection is strongly recommended. (126395 6168 #S005; A353357)Advance appointment is Mandatory to Inspect & remove. Failure to make advance appointment may result in you being denied access to the facility between Monday thruFriday 8am- 4:30pm. NOTE: Passed California Smog Test on 06/23/16 1263956168S005
06/30/2016 01:11 PM EDT

CURRENT BID: $1,000    STATE: CA    NO. OF BIDDERS: 0     CLOSE TIME: 07-07-2016 11:11 AM CT.

  2005 Chevrolet Trailblazer SUV, 08cyl, steering wheel controls, PS, CC, leather steering wheel, front driver/passenger airbags, intermittent wipers, PW, PL, PM, power outlet, rear window defroster, tachometer, trip computer, AC, dual zone climate centro, vanity mirror/light, reading lights, alloy wheels, anti lock brakes, automatic headlights, fog lights, fabric interior, adjustable seats, cloth seats, child seat anchors, split folding seats, keyless entry, child safety locks, AM/FM/CD, manuals VIN: 1GNET16M556163851, Est mi: 109.737. Repairs may be required. Sold as is. Inspection is strongly recommended. (126395 6168 #S003; A329211)Advance appointment is Mandatory to Inspect & remove. Failure to make advance appointment may result in you being denied access to the facility between Monday thru Friday 8am-4:30pm. NOTE:Passed California Smog Test on 06/24/16 1263956168S003

Reopening Texas Canyon Rest Area continues facility upgrades statewide

Marks halfway point in renovation of ADOT’s rest areas

PHOENIX ‒ With the Texas Canyon Rest Area along Interstate 10 reopening Thursday after a six-month renovation, the Arizona Department of Transportation is moving past the halfway point in a decade-long effort to improve rest areas statewide.

Texas Canyon, between Benson and Willcox in southeastern Arizona, will be the ninth of ADOT’s 17 rest areas to be improved since 2013. The San Simon Rest Area near the New Mexico line on I-10 reopened in May.

Two more rest areas will open later this year: Mohawk at milepost 56 on I-8, closed since 2009, and Haviland on I-40, just east of the State Route 95 interchange, which will see work through December.

Many of the improvements are designed to repair or replace aging infrastructure that in some cases has been in place for as long as 50 years. The largest effort: making significant improvements to water and wastewater systems, including drilling through hundreds of feet through rock to find new sources of water. Pipes and septic systems that have reached their life expectancies are being replaced.

ADOT also is working to make certain that all rest areas comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act so every traveler can take advantage of the facilities. Other work includes new pavement, new fixtures in restrooms and repairs to buildings. The cost of the work varies but averages about $3 million per rest area.

The renovations are designed to make Arizona’s rest areas more functional and pleasant.

“Not only are rest areas important places for drivers to take a break from the road, they’re a place where Arizona can make a good impression on those from elsewhere,” ADOT Director John Halikowski said. “They have to be clean and provide the services visitors expect on their travels across Arizona.”

Rest areas once were little more than bare-bones stopping spots on the freeway, offering drivers only a chance to visit a restroom and stretch their legs before getting back on the highway. Today, renovated rest areas offer much more.

All Arizona rest areas include drinking fountains and vending machines, pet exercise areas and relief stations. Some, including Sunset Point on I-17, offer stunning mountain and desert views. And they’re clean: Caretakers are on-site at most rest areas 16 hours a day.

Updates will continue around the state through 2020, when the Mazatzal Rest Area on SR 87 south of Payson is scheduled to reopen. That facility has been closed since 2009.

Workshop Calendar for July

Closed on July 4th for the holiday.  We will not be offering workshops on the 4th, 14th, and 28th.  We are working on offering our workshops throughout Cochise County. They will start in August so stay-tuned.  

TALARC hits Dayton Hamvention

Daily Horoscope Scopes Jun 30th


Almost 40% of computer users admit they have cursed at that infernal machine at one time or another, according to a worldwide survey conducted by IT security experts Avira. But not all PC users have potty mouths. 38% brag they have never once yelled at their computer in moments of frustration. Other facts to know and tell about how our computers make us mad:
  • 11% have wished a catastrophe would strike the company that makes the operating system software or the computer hardware.
  • 9% have actually hit their computer with an object, including a baseball bat or a fist.
  • 3% have picked up the computer and smashed it into the ground or against another object.

So what can you do to control your anger at your computer? The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention offers these tips:

A - Avoid. Don't let your anger or other angry people control you.
N - Never use your body or voice to hurt others.
G - Get away from the situation so your feelings don't overwhelm you.
E - Evaluate your choices. Think before you react!
R - Responsibility. Remember, you are responsible for your choices. No one can make you angry. You allow yourself to become angry. And you can choose not to get angry, too!


From Mary McHugh author of "How to Ruin Your Children's Lives":

  • Say, "You will thank me later for this."
  • Drop your teenagers off where their friends can see you.
  • Ruffle their hair while you're waiting to buy tickets in the movie line.
  • Spit on a tissue and rub chocolate off their chins when you're out together in public.
  • Wear an ankle bracelet.
  • Demonstrate your favorite moves from when you were a high school cheerleader when they have friends over.
  • Ask them if they need to go to the bathroom before they leave the house.
  • Hint that you and your spouse are still having sex.
  • Dance alone at any function where they can see you.
  • Tell your best friend something they told you in confidence.
  • Say, "But what will the neighbors think?"
  • Say to one of their friends, "My, how you've grown."
  • Ask, "Why does Britney Spears have to dress like that?"
  • Find your old guitar and sing "Kumbaya" and "This Land Is Your Land" in front of their friends.
  • Interrupt when they're talking to correct their grammar.
  • Keep saying "Cool" in an effort to be cool.


( They asked people to tell them what are the most embarrassing things in the world. Here are the results:

  1. Walking in on someone in the bathroom
  2. Accidentally spitting in someone's face while talking
  3. Sweating through your shorts
  4. Forgetting the name of a person you've met more than once
  5. Having someone walk in on you in the bathroom
  6. Not being invited to a party all your friends are going to
  7. Having your bathing suit come off in public
  8. Having the seat of your pants rip in public
  9. At a friend's house, the toilet does something weird that is not your fault, but you are torn between telling them and just letting them find out
  10. Mistaking a fat lady for a pregnant lady
  11. Saying something bad about someone who overhears
  12. Getting pantsed
  13. Farting in an empty elevator and then someone coming on a second later
  14. Puking in public
  15. Realizing at the register that you do not have enough money on your person to pay
  16. Having a booger you're not aware of
  17. Accidentally touching a naked person in a gym locker room
  18. Mistaking someone for the opposite gender
  19. Waving to someone who wasn't actually waving at you
  20. Attempting to join in a conversation, not being heard, saying what you said again, realizing they totally heard you the first time
  21. Showing someone a picture on your phone and they scroll without permission and see a naked picture of you
  22. Clogging the toilet at friend's house

Other Thoughts...

The Census says the average white person in the U.S. is 56 years old. So no matter how superior you feel, if you're 56, the government thinks you're average.

The First Cannabis Church of Logic and Reason in Lansing, Michigan held their first service this week on Sunday. Unfortunately, the bulk of the new members didn't show up until Monday.

Instead of "Amen," they end prayers with "Oh, wow, man."

50 Cent was arrested for using "bad language" at a concert on the Caribbean island of St. Kitts. Probably the phrase that ticked them off the most was "Kitts my ass."

An octogenarian couple from Ireland finished a Marathon together holding hands. No one knows for sure if it was for love... or support.

Former Indiana basketball coach Bobby Knight is planning to attend next month's Republican National Convention. In fact, he's been invited to throw out the first chair!


  1. Kanye is spelled with a C, Concert with a K
  2. It says "Not really reserved seating"
  3. Uh, they're written in crayon
  4. They were sold by a company called Ticketmuster
  5. The line "Please don't read tickets until inside concert" should have been a clue


  • Ray Bradbury's novel "Fahrenheit 451" was so named because it's the temperature at which book paper catches fire and burns.
  • According to Reader's Digest, 37% of people say they will not return to a restaurant because there was no soap in the bathroom.
  • 68 percent of Americans say they'd like to see a lot less of reality television, even though everyone seems to be interested in it sometimes.
  • Washington is the only U.S. state that has a state flag with a green background.
  • Hong Kong has the most Rolls Royces per capita.


A new survey says that the average woman secretly likes doing this? Vacuuming.


  • Lisa Marie Presley and her fourth husband Michael Lockwood are getting divorced.
  • Photos show General Motors is test-driving a new model of the Corvette.
  • An official of the European Union says when the UK leaves the EU, English may be dropped as an official language.
  • A study says that even with good medical insurance, the average stay at a hospital costs patients $1,000.
  • More than 25% of U.S. smartphone owners use payment apps at least once a month.
  • Tim Tebow reportedly led passengers in prayer on a Delta flight after a man on the plane passed out.
  • A report says that Beijing is sinking at the rate of four inches a year.
  • For the first time ever, the Miss America Pageant is going to have a gay contestant, Miss Missouri.
  • Barry Gibb, the last surviving Bee Gee, is going to release a new album this fall, his first since 2001.
  • For what it's worth, FOX News is having its highest-ever ratings.
  • Scotty Moore -- guitarist and original member of Elvis' band -- died in Nashville. He was 84.
  • Men's Health magazine reports that Diabetes Care found a 19 percent boost in people's risk of type 2 diabetes when they ate three 4-ounce servings of fries a week for four years.
  • Zelda Williams, who stars in the new "Dead of Summer" series on Freeform, is the daughter of the late Robin Williams.
  • Among the more well-known Republicans that have committed to attend next month's convention: Mike Ditka, Mike Tyson and Bobby Knight.
  • Former American Idol contestant John Stevens was hit by a van in Massachusetts. He a fractured skull, broken arm and deafness in his right ear.
  • Paul Simon says he's getting close to being done with making music.
  • When Californians go to the polls this fall, they'll also be able to vote on whether or not to legalize recreational marijuana.
  • Kellogg's is looking at opening a cereal cafe. Would you go?
  • The Windows 10 Anniversary Update will launch on August 10.
  • By the way, the free upgrade to Windows 10 ends July 29. Just another reminder.
  • Daniel Radcliffe said he would probably be willing to return as Harry Potter. Some day.


Final day of the month. June drops the microphone and walks away after today.

Fantasia Barrino celebrates her 32nd birthday today. She won American Idol back in 2004 and became known as the person who won American Idol back in 2004. I wouldn't say exactly that she became a household name, but they have heard about her on the front porch.

Monica Potter ("Parenthood") turns 45 today. No relation to Harry. "Iron Mike" Tyson hits the big 5-0 today.
  • Pointing that out to him is all up to you.
  • By the way, for the record, his nickname might be "Iron Mike" but I know for a fact that he doesn't iron.
  • He'll spend a quiet evening at home, punching out his candles.

David Alan Grier turns 61. He's a comedian and actor. Most people we identify these days by three names are serial killers.

Meteor Day -- The odds for the average American will die in an asteroid or meteor impact is 1-in-500,000. Dam that's better odds then winning the lottery!


On this date in 1859, a French acrobat crossed Niagara Falls on a tightrope. What some people won't do to get out of paying admission. The sad part was he forgot his passport and had to go back the same way.

In 1936, the novel "Gone with the Wind" was first published. That was the book that made "Frankly my dear, I don't give a damn" more than just a household phrase.

On this date in 1936, Congress approved a 40-hour week. For others, of course. Not themselves.

In 1948, the transistor is demonstrated in Murray Hill, New Jersey. Of course, there were people opposed to it, because it had the word "trans" in it.

It was on this date back in 1971 that the 26th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was ratified, lowering the minimum voting age to 18... so we would have more people to blame for the results.

On this date in 1976, police raided Neil Diamond's house looking for drugs, but came up empty. Only thing they found was "Love on the Rocks"... ain't no surprise.

In 1986, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled 5-4 states could outlaw homosexual acts between consenting adults. You know, when gay is outlawed, only outlaws will be gay. Wait... that doesn't work.

Music Calendar...

In 1922 Country music's first recording session takes place when Eck
Robertson and Henry Gilliland record 6 fiddle tunes at the Victor
studios in New York City.

In 1939 Frank Sinatra makes his first appearance with Harry James' band at
the Hippodrome Theatre in Baltimore singing "My Love For You."

In 1954 "Sh-Boom" by Crew-Cuts enters the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1962 "Breaking Up Is Hard To Do" by Neil Sedaka, "Ahab The Arab" by Ray
Stevens, and "The Loco-Motion" by Little Eva all enter the U.S. top
40 chart.

In 1966 The Beatles touch down in Tokyo for a concert tour.

In 1966 The Supremes record "You Keep Me Hangin' On."

In 1967 The Monkees play the first of three sold-out concerts at London's
Wembley Empire Pool.

In 1971 The Fillmore West closes in San Francisco.

In 1971 Creedence Clearwater's single "Sweet Hitch-Hiker" is released.

In 1971 "Indian Reservation" by the Raiders goes gold.

In 1972 Decca Records releases a Rolling Stones maxi-single which included
"Street Fighting Man," "Surprise" and "Everybody Needs Somebody To

In 1973 "Give Me Love (Give Me Peace On Earth)" by George Harrison is #1 on
the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1975 Cher marries Gregg Allman 4 days after divorcing Sonny Bono, but
kicks Allman out 10 days later.

In 1975 David Bowie begins filming in Albuquerque, NM, for his starring role

in "The Man Who Fell To Earth."

In 1975 Bette Midler appears on the cover of People magazine.

In 1975 Bread's album "The Best Of Bread" is released.

In 1975 "One Of The Nights" by the Eagles is certified gold.

In 1976 Police raid Neil Diamond's house looking for drugs, but don't
find any.

In 1977 Marvel releases the first Kiss comic book, which sells over
500,000 copies.

In 1978 Sid Vicious' version of Frank Sinatra's "My Way" is released.

In 1978 Jethro Tull and Robert Palmer appear on NBC-TV's "The Midnight

In 1979 "Ring My Bell" by Anita Ward hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and
stayed there for 2 weeks.

In 1980 Glen Campbell and Tanya Tucker appear on the cover of People

In 1981 45-year-old Jerry Lee Lewis is rushed to a Memphis hospital to close
a 2-centimeter hole in his stomach. He recovers a few weeks later.

In 1982 Toto's album "Toto IV" is certified gold.

In 1983 The Everly Brothers announce they had settled their differences and
would reunite for a concert at London's Royal Albert Hall in
September. They had split up in 1973.

In 1984 "State Of Shock" by the Jacksons and "The Warrior" by Scandal
featuring Patty Smyth both enter the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1984 "Dancing In The Dark" by Bruce Springsteen peaks at #2 on the U.S.
top 40 chart.

In 1985 John Lennon's psychedelic-painted, flower power-era Rolls Royce is
sold for more than $2 million at a New York auction.

In 1990 "Hanky Panky" by Madonna and "Release Me" by Wilson Phillips both
enter the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1990 "Step By Step" by New Kids On The Block hits #1 on the U.S. top 40
chart and stayed there for 3 weeks.

In 1994 Pearl Jam's Stone Gossard and Jeff Ament testify before a
congressional panel about what they called Ticketmaster's
monopolistic practices.

In 1994 Virgin Records had to ship the Rolling Stones' new album "Voodoo
Lounge" early after several radio stations played bootleg copies.

In 1996 Neil Young's album "Broken Arrow" debuts on the Internet.

In 1997 Aerosmith kicks off its North American tour in Old Orchard Beach,

In 1998 "I Get Lonely" by Janet Jackson and "This Kiss" by Faith Hill are
both certified gold.

In 1998 Annie Lennox's album "Medusa" is certified double platinum.

In 1999 Eric Clapton performs with Sheryl Crow, Mary J. Blige and Bob
Dylan in New York raising $1 million for his drug rehab clinic in

In 1999 Madonna files a $2 million lawsuit against her former financial
advisers, claiming their screw-up caused her to overpay more than
$2 million in income tax to the state of New York.

In 2000 Red Hot Chili Peppers, Stone Temple Pilots and Fishbone launch a
tour in Saratoga, New York.

In 2000 During Pearl Jam's performance at the Roskilde festival in Denmark,
nine people are crushed to death and 24 injured.

In 2001 Saxophonist Joe Henderson dies in San Francisco at age 64.

In 2001 Guitarist Chet Atkins dies in Nashville at age 77.

In 2005 Bo Bice marries Caroline Fisher in Helena, Alabama.

Today In History...

In 1834 The Indian Territory is created by Congress.

In 1859 French acrobat Blondin, born Jean Francois Gravelet, crosses Niagara
Falls on a tightrope as 5,000 spectators watched.

In 1870 Ada Kepley of Effingham, Illinois, becomes America's first female
law school graduate.

In 1893 The Excelsior diamond (blue-white, 995 carats) is discovered.

In 1894 Korea declares independence from China and asks for Japanese aid.

In 1906 The Pure Food and Drug Act and the Meat Inspection Act become law.

In 1914 Mahatma Gandhi is arrested in a campaign for Indian equal rights in
South Africa.

In 1921 President Harding appoints former President Taft chief justice of
the United States.

In 1930 First round-the-world radio broadcast is heard from Schenectady, NY.

In 1934 Adolf Hitler begins his "blood purge" of political and military
leaders in Germany. Among those killed was Ernst Roehm, leader of
the Nazi stormtroopers and Hitler's one-time ally.

In 1936 The novel "Gone With the Wind" by Margaret Mitchell is published.

In 1936 Congress approves a 40-hour work week.

In 1948 The transistor is demonstrated in Murray Hill, New Jersey.

In 1952 "The Guiding Light," a popular radio program, makes its debut as a
TV soap opera on CBS.

In 1953 U.S. ground forces enter the Korean conflict.

In 1963 Pope Paul VI is crowned the 262nd head of the Roman Catholic Church
in St Peter's Square.

In 1971 The 26th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution is ratified lowering to
minimum voting age to 18.

In 1971 A Soviet space mission ends in tragedy when three cosmonauts aboard
Soyuz II are found dead inside their spacecraft after its return
to Earth.

In 1977 President Carter announces he had decided against production of the
B-1 bomber, saying it was too costly. (Reagan later revives it.)

In 1983 Actress Mary Livingstone, wife of the late comedian Jack Benny, dies
at age 77.

In 1984 John Turner is sworn in as Canada's 17th prime minister, succeeding
Pierre Elliott Trudeau.

In 1984 Playwright Lillian Hellman dies in Vineyard Haven, MA, at age 79.

In 1985 A 17-day TWA hi-jacking ends when 39 Americans are released in

In 1986 In a 5-4 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court rules that states could
outlaw homosexual acts between consenting adults.

In 1987 The prosecutor at the trial of Klaus Barbie in Lyon, France,
denounces the crimes of the former Nazi Gestapo official and
demanded the maximum sentence of life in prison.

In 1988 Renegade Roman Catholic Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre consecrated four
bishops in defiance of papal authority; the Vatican announced the
excommunication of all five.

In 1989 General Wojciech Jaruzelski announces he would not run for Poland's
new presidency.

In 1991 The federal base-closing commission votes to shut down 17 military
bases, including the massive Philadelphia Navy Shipyard, in addition
to seven facilities ordered closed two days earlier.

In 1992 Fidel Ramos is sworn in as the new president of the Philippines.

In 1992 Planes loaded with food and medicine arrive at the airport in
Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina, as part of an international relief

In 1993 Agriculture Secretary Mike Espy promises federal help for Midwestern
farmers as he began a tour of flood-damaged areas of Iowa, South
Dakota and Wisconsin.

In 1993 Actor George "Spanky" McFarland of "Our Gang" and "Little Rascals"
fame dies in Grapevine, Texas, at age 64.

In 1994 The U.S. Figure Skating Association strips Tonya Harding of the 1994
national championship and bans her from the organization for life
for an attack on rival Nancy Kerrigan.

In 1994 The U.S. Supreme Court rules that judges can bar even peaceful
demonstrators from getting too close to abortion clinics.

In 1995 In a stunning Kremlin purge, Russian President Boris Yeltsin fired

In 1995 three top security ministers for the botched handling of a bloody

In 1995 ostage-taking by Chechen rebels in southern Russia.

In 1995 Actor Gale Gordon (Mr. Mooney-The Lucy Show) dies at age 89.

In 1996 Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic responds to international
pressure to step aside by handing his powers to an equally
nationalist deputy.

In 1997 The BBC launches a news program for American public radio, targeting
the U.S. market for the first time.

In 1997 In Hong Kong, the Union Jack is lowered for the last time over
Government House as Britain prepared to hand the colony back to
China after ruling it for 156 years.

In 1998 The American Automobile Association (AAA) says one in four Americans
admits to aggressive driving.

In 1998 Officials confirm that the remains of a Vietnam War serviceman
buried in the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery
were identified as those of Air Force pilot Michael J. Blassie.

In 2001 Doctors implanted a dual-purpose pacemaker in Vice President Dick
Cheney's chest.

In 2001 President George W. Bush meets with Japanese Prime Minister
Junichiro Koizumi at Camp David.

In 2002 Parttime firefighter Leonard Gregg is charged with starting one of
the two wildfires that merged into a huge blaze in eastern Arizona.

In 2003 Comedian Buddy Hackett dies at age 79.

In 2004 After nearly seven years of travel, the international Cassini
spacecraft enters Saturn's orbit.

In 2013 19 fire fighters are killed controlling a wildfire in Yarnell, AZ.

Born On This Day...

In 1470 King Charles VIII of France (1483-98)

In 1768 Elizabeth Monroe, wife of James Monroe (5th U.S. president)

In 1819 William Almon Wheeler, 19th U.S. vice-president (1877-1881)

In 1879 Actor, Walter Hampden (Hunchback of Notre Dame)

In 1883 Basketball Hall-of-Famer, Ed Wachter

In 1898 Actor, George Chandler (Uncle Petrie Martin-Lassie, Ichabod & Me)

In 1900 Actress, Madge Bellamy (White Zombie) [d: 1-24-90]

In 1904 Actress, Glenda Farrell (Kissin' Cousins) [d: 5-1-71]

In 1911 Polish-American writer, Czeslaw Milosz [d: 8-14-04]

In 1916 Actor, David Wayne (Andromeda Strain, Three Faces of Eve) (100)

In 1917 Singer/actress, Lena Horne (Stormy Weather, The Wiz) [d: 5-9-10]

In 1917 Bandleader/drummer, Buddy Rich (Buddy Rich Band) [d: 4-2-87]

In 1918 Actress, Susan Hayward (I Want To Live, Tulsa) [d: 3-14-75]

In 1927 Author, James Goldman (Butch Cassidy) [d: 10-28-98]

In 1927 Actor, Harvey Vernon (Jasper-Carter Country) [d: 10-9-96]

In 1930 Country bassist/comedian, Doyle Holly (The Buckaroos) (86)

In 1930 Singer, June Valli (Your Hit Parade, Chiquita Banana) [d: 3-12-93]

In 1934 Magician/illusionist, Harry Blackstone Jr. [d: 5-14-97]

In 1936 Actress, Nancy Dussault (Muriel-Too Close For Comfort) (80)

In 1936 Actor, Tony Musante (Toma, Nowhere To Hide, Mac-Loving) (80)

In 1938 U.S. runner, William Mervin Mills (Olympic-Gold-1964) (78)

In 1941 Singer, Larry Henley (Bread and Butter-Newbeats) (75)

In 1942 Explorer/author, Robert Ballard (discovered sunken Titantic) (74)

In 1943 Singer, Florence Ballard (Supremes) [d: 2-22-76]

In 1944 Singer/songwriter, Glenn Shorrock (Little River Band) (72)

In 1944 Former baseball player, Ron Swoboda (Yankees, Mets) (72)

In 1946 Singer, Billy Brown (Ray, Goodman and Brown) (70)

In 1947 Russian cosmonaut, Yuri Petrovich Sheffer (69)

In 1951 Jazz musician, Stanley Clarke (Animal Logic) (65)

In 1951 Astronaut, Stephen Oswald (STS-42, 56) (65)

In 1953 Guitarist, Hal Lindes (Dire Straits) (63)

In 1954 Drummer, Bryn B. Burrows (Fabulous Poodles) (62)

In 1955 Actor, David Alan Grier (In Living Color, Boomerang) (61)

In 1956 Gospel singer, Ronald Winans (The Winans) [d: 6-17-05]

In 1957 Jazz musician, Stanley Clarke (59)

In 1959 Actor, Vincent D'Onofrio (Men in Black, The Newton Boys) (57)

In 1959 Playmate, Gina Goldberg (May-1981) (57)

In 1960 Baseball player, Barry Lyons (56)

In 1962 Baseball player, Tony Fernandez (54)

In 1962 Actress, Deidre Lovejoy (Sally-All My Children) (54)

In 1963 Actor, Rupert Graves (Madness of King George, Doomsday Gun) (53)

In 1965 Basketball player, Mitch Richmond (1996 Dream Team) (51)

In 1966 Boxer, "Iron" Mike Tyson (undisputed heavyweight champ 1987-90) (50)

In 1967 Playmate/actress, Tina Bockrath (May-1990/Totally Exposed) (49)

In 1969 Bassist, Tom Drummond (Better Than Ezra) (47)

In 1970 Actor, Brian Bloom (As The World Turns, Zach-Melrose Place) (46)

In 1971 Actress, Monica Potter (Lori Colson-Boston Legal) (45)

In 1984 Singer, Fantasia Barrino (American Idol 2004 winner) (32)


Selena Quintanilla Will Finally Have a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. It's about time! We can now add a star to this astonishing legacy. The Hollywood Walk of Fame will be honoring bilingual superstar Selena Quintanilla in 2017. John Legend, Hall & O, Gustavo Dudamel, Eva Longoria, Ice Cube, 'N Sync, Amy Adams, Dwayne Johnson, New Edition, and many more are also set to receive their own star. Already a Grammy winner and owner of a clothing line and a boutique-salon, Selena was shot and killed by the founder of her first fan club on March 31, 1995. She was 23. The Texas-born singer was a pioneer for many artists as she seamlessly crossed over from the Spanish market and into the English market. Shortly after her death, the star's story was brought to life in the biopic Selena starring Jennifer Lopez. Yet, her music and all that she left behind, continues to bring new and younger fans each year. A true testament of that is the late singer's 2016 Latin Billboard Award for "Top Latin Albums Female artist of the Year" and nomination for "Latin Pop Solo Album of the Year." Think about it...her music still resonates with fans, even 21 years later. She continues to hold her throne. Just ask Selena Gomez, whose parents named her after Quintanilla in 1992. This year family and fans attended the second annual Fiesta De La Flor in Texas with two days packed of performances honoring the hometown legend. The festival brought $13 million into the economy of Corpus Christi, according to organizers. We can also expect a Selena-inspired makeup line by MAC, set to debut in October. "Selena's talent and beauty, inside and out, have left a colorful, meaningful impact in the world that has continued to grow over the last two decades," M.A.C creative director James Gager told People. "We have heard the passion and enthusiasm from her fans and wholeheartedly agree that her legacy embodies M.A.C's philosophy. We are so excited to announce a Selena-inspired M.A.C collection debuting in the latter part of 2016." This is a huge year for Selena's legacy, and we're sure fans couldn't be happier. "Anything for Selenas!" (Eonline)

Peta Murgatroyd and Maksim Chmerkovskiy are dancing as a trio these days. The professional dancers, who got engaged in December, are expecting their first child, PEOPLE can confirm exclusively. "I can't wait to provide this baby with the tools to become a beautiful, kind person," Chmerkovskiy says in the current issue of PEOPLE. "And they'll have the best sneaker collection." Murgatroyd, 29, and Chmerkovskiy, 36, learned they were expecting just a few weeks into season 22 of Dancing with the Stars. "I was so sick," Murgatroyd says of her first months of pregnancy, which she spent competing -- and eventually winning -- alongside model Nyle DiMarco. But now in her second trimester, Murgatroyd is enjoying life on the road with Chmerkovskiy -- who is currently starring alongside his brother, Valentin, in Maks & Val: Live on Tour-and is looking forward to life as a new mom. "I'm looking forward to nurturing something and just having the baby be the center of our world," says Murgatroyd. "I'm looking forward to putting all our energy into this beautiful soul." They still don't know whether they're having a boy or girl, but "we'll be in trouble with a little me running around," jokes Chmerkovskiy. "So hopefully they'll be a lot like Peta." The happy couple admits they were planning to start a family, but initially didn't envision having a baby until after their 2017 summer wedding -- not that they mind! "The timing is perfect, actually," adds Murgatroyd. "I'll have the baby in January and then I'll still have about six months to prepare for the wedding." "The baby will make a wonderful addition to the wedding party," adds Chmerkovskiy. "A wonderful, tiny addition." (People)

Conscious recoupling! Brian Austin Green and Megan Fox are scrapping their divorce papers. "They're totally back together," a source exclusively reveals in the latest issue of Us Weekly. Says the source of the parents of Noah, 3, and Bodhi, 2, who are expecting their third child together this summer, "They've been through a lot, but this makes more sense for the kids and the new baby." (Fox's father, parole officer Franklin Fox, told the Daily Mail she is having a boy.) As Us previously reported, Fox, 30, filed for divorce last August after five years of marriage. Green, 42, has been courting the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles star ever since. Helping him seal the deal: an April 18 getaway to Hawaii, the site of their 2010 nuptials. During their stay at the Four Seasons Hualalai, a pal revealed at the time that Fox started to come around to the idea of calling off the divorce. "It was great, and Megan is coming around," an insider told Us at the time. "She hasn't called off the divorce just yet, but it's heading in that direction. They are both very excited about a new baby and having it together." Now, the recently rekindled pair will focus on rebuilding their family. "They recently moved to Malibu together and they've been touring preschools," a second insider tells Us. "They're trying to get in as much special time as possible." As for the move, the actress recently told Jimmy Kimmel that her unborn child requested a different place to call home. "This baby wanted me to live somewhere else," Fox said during her Live! appearance, where she also explained that she gets messages from her child in utero. "So we're moving to a whole different place in Los Angeles because I feel like that's where this baby wants to be raised." (US Weekly)

Tia Mowry-Hardrict and her husband Cory Hardrict are completely open to adding to their family, which also includes 5-year-old son Cree Taylor. But there's one problem standing in the actress and author's way. "I do suffer from endometriosis," Mowry-Hardrict, 37, told PEOPLE at the 2016 BET Awards, where she sizzled in Roberto Cavalli on the red carpet. "So there's a little bit of a challenge there, but I will say this: I am working on my diet." She explains that her plan is to follow "a diet I do when I want to just clean myself out and get rid of inflammation in my body." She also cites her upcoming cookbook, A Whole New You, as something that will help her do just that -- since, according to Mowry-Hardrict, "Endometriosis basically grows from inflammation." "[We're] trying, but I don't want to put too much hope into it," she adds. "I don't want to be let down." Although Mowry-Hardrict doesn't want to just assume she will become a mom again, she's also optimistic about her chances. "We're going on vacation tonight to Anguilla, so who knows!" she jokes. Her desire to add to her brood is no surprise, though, considering family means the world to the former Sister Sister star. The day before the BET Awards, she was at the park celebrating Cree's fifth birthday with an epic shark-themed extravaganza, orchestrated by celebrity planner Mindy Weiss. "My son had the best freakin' party," Mowry-Hardrict says. "I felt like a really good mom. He turned 5, the whole thing was shark-themed, we had a huge submarine jump tent ... incredible food from hot dogs to hamburgers to fries to vegan salad and all different types of treats. "We had a bubble section, where kids could play bubbles and bubble guns," she adds, admitting that she may have enjoyed that more than the kids. "My sister and I had more fun in the bubbles. We were shooting each other. It was just great." The party was part of a family tradition of celebrating five-year milestones. The next one is her 10-year wedding anniversary, when she plans to renew vows with her husband. "This time, I want to go away," she said of the vow renewal that will take place in two years. "We were married in Santa Barbara, we love Santa Barbara. We renewed our [five-year] vows in Malibu by the beach. I went to Pepperdine, so I have a connection with the beach in Malibu. "We want to go to Italy or Europe [this time]," she shares. "It will be intimate. I think it's important to continue to make it special. So every five years we'll do a big party for my son and a celebration, renewing the vows." So it made sense that, on Sunday, Mowry-Hardrict's pride for her husband beamed on the red carpet. "I'm here because of Cory," she said. "He won the grand jury prize for best actor for the American Black Film Festival. This is a film festival that has put Halle Berry on the map. BET is partnering up with the film festival. I think it's amazing. They're giving the African-American community a spotlight to showcase their talent." She continues, "We're all talking about diversity -- here, there needs to be more in television. This is a film festival that's been going on for 20 years. I like that it partnered with BET to give some of these young African-American writers and producers some love and a little help." (People)

Dennis Quaid's Wife Kimberly Files for Divorce (Again). Despite their best efforts, the Quaids couldn't make it work. Dennis Quaid's wife, Kimberly Quaid, filed a divorce petition in L.A. Tuesday. "After careful consideration, we have decided to end our 12-year marriage," the exes told TMZ in a joint statement. "The decision was made amicably and with mutual respect toward one another." The Quaids plan to share custody of their 8-year-old twins, son Thomas and daughter Zoe. "We will always remain great friends and devoted partners in raising our children," said the 62-year-old actor, who was filming Crackle's The Art of More in Vancouver when Kimberly filed the docs. TMZ reports most of their assets have already been divided. Kimberly, a real estate agent, first filed for divorce in March 2012, claiming that the marriage had become "insupportable because of discord or conflict of personalities." Two months later, however, she withdrew the divorce papers and asked a judge to dismiss the previous petition. The pair split again in October, and the following month, Dennis filed for divorce. He asked for joint legal and physical custody of the children and offered to pay spousal support to Kimberly. Dennis and Kimberly reconciled in the spring of 2013. Kimberly is Dennis' third wife. He was previously married to actresses P.J. Soles and Meg Ryan. (Eonline)

John Mayer: "I'm Single and I'm Excited About the Future." John Mayer is ready to meet his muse. Asked about his relationship status on Bravo's Watch What Happens Live Tuesday, the singer-songwriter, 38, told host Andy Cohen, "I'm ready to roll. I'm more mature than I've ever been." Mayer, whose famous ex-girlfriends include Jennifer Aniston, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Minka Kelly, Katy Perry, Jessica Simpson and Taylor Swift, is ready to fall in love again. "The stage is set, but I'm excited for a meet cute at some point. I'm single and I'm excited about the future." Mayer's most recent relationship was with Perry, which was on and off from 2012 to 2015. After Perry split with Mayer last fall, the "Dark Horse" singer moved on with Orlando Bloom. For now, at least, Mayer is able to enjoy the perks of being single -- like getting to spend extra time with his friends. He's even hit up a few gay clubs with Cohen. "I can dig it. I can get into it," he said. "Andy -- you guys must know -- Andy is the hottest thing going. When you walk in a gay club with Andy Cohen, he is the Beyonce of that club. He is unbelievable. I've seen celebrity and I've seen pull and I've seen clout, but you have not seen anything like Andy Cohen walking in." "Let me flip that around and say I've been to a couple straight bars with that one," Cohen said before pointing to the famous ladies' man seated to his left, "and I will reverse that equation." Mayer shrugged, took a sip of his drink and replied, "I do all right." (Eonline)

Lady Gaga has reportedly been "banned" by China's Communist party after she met with the Dalai Lama to discuss meditation. The pop singer met up with the Tibetan leader on Sunday before a conference in Indianapolis in which they discussed meditation, mental health and humanitarian issues. The meet up, which Gaga posted to her Facebook page in a 19-minute video, was met with furore by Chinese Communist party leaders who have now reportedly issued "an important instruction" to add the singer to a list of hostile foreign forces. Yikes. To give a bit of background, the frosty relationship with China and the Dalai Lama started when he fled into exile in March 1959. China's rulers consider him a separatist but he insists he is just seeking greater autonomy from Chinese rule for Tibetans. Lady Gaga isn't the first famous name to receive this sort of ban after interacting with the Tibetan leader, with Bjork, Oasis and Maroon 5 also reportedly on the list. (British Glamour)

Calvin Harris is DONE dating famous chicks, and blames his terrible experience with Taylor Swift for the change of heart. Sources close to the DJ tell TMZ ... Calvin believes celebs are narcissistic, and all he wants is a normal girl. As for his type ... he's very, very clear -- sexy Latina ... a Sofia Vergara-type who is not famous. As for why Calvin thinks Taylor's a narcissist ... he can't believe she dumped him when he was down after his car accident ... just because she found a shiny new object. He also says she was so obsessed with her life and career she felt put out whenever he had plans that conflicted with what she wanted him to do. We're told Calvin doesn't want back in a relationship anytime soon, and he shouldn't have much of a problem ... as the resident DJ at the biggest nightclub in Vegas. As for reports he hooked up with Megan Rees ... we're told Calvin laughed at the stories and says it's BS. (TMZ)

Burying the hatchet. Brandi Glanville revealed in a new interview that she has finally made peace with LeAnn Rimes over the country singer's 2009 affair with the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills alum's then-husband Eddie Cibrian. During an appearance on SiriusXM's Conversations With Maria Menounos, the Bravo star, 43, opened up about how she and Rimes, 33, have come to accept their new life as a "modern family." "I think that I've acted like a child enough during the seven years," she said on Tuesday, June 28. "We've definitely had our moments of not putting the kids first and not being proper adults, and as the kids are getting older, something did happen with one of them, and I don't really want to go into it, but it made the three of us -- Eddie, LeAnn and myself -- realize we have to be together on this." The former Real Housewife continued, "We have to be a unit, the three of us. We are a modern family, and we have to stick together in order to keep these little boys in line and to keep them from not manipulating us against each other, and we need to be together for them. So that's what happened really, something with the kids, and we just came together. And it's all fine. And I think that LeAnn finally realizes that I don't want your man. That's all done, but we can all still get along and be friends, and so we are." Glanville and Cibrian, 43, who tied the knot in 2001 and share sons Mason, 13, and Jake, 9, finalized their divorce in 2010. The Sunset Beach actor and the "How Do I Live" crooner, who was married to Dean Sheremet at the time of the affair, later married in April 2011. Last week, during the June 21 episode of Famously Single, Glanville divulged a little about her battle with post-divorce depression. "I had a couple years of depression," she explained on the E! reality series. "I started drinking too much. I had to up my antidepressants. I cried all day, every day. I lost too much weight, but I had to take care of my two kids, and it wasn't about me anymore. I knew it had to be done." (US Weekly)

China Bans Taylor Swift Fans From Betting on Her Love Life . Online vendors had been offering fans "insurance policies" to protect themselves against the prospect of a Hiddleswift split. Chinese Taylor Swift fans hoping to hedge their heartbreak by insuring against the downturns in the pop star's love life are now out of luck. Taobao, China's largest online marketplace, has cracked down on vendors who were offering "insurance policies" on Swift's reported relationship with British actor Tom Hiddleston. The Hiddleswift plan offered double your money if the couple split up. According to China's state-run Xinhua News Agency, Taobao vendors had begun taking bets on the pop star's romantic fortunes last week, with the minimum wager set at 1 yuan ($.15). "If I bought a million, I would make a lot -- these stars break up all the time which gives us the opportunity to earn a lot of money!" said one policy purchaser named Xiaoting, according to Xinhua. He may have had a point: a cursory survey reveals the average length of Swift's recent relationships -- spanning past partners Joe Jonas, John Mayer, Jake Gyllenhaal, Harry Styles and a couple others -- was about two and half months. (Calvin Harris, who dated Swift for over a year, was a statistical outlier.) One seller said he had logged over 543 transactions. But as of Wednesday, Taobao blocked Hiddleswift insurance offerings. Searches were met with the following message: "According to laws and regulations, what you have searched for cannot be displayed." Similar offers that allowed users to place bets on whether Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom will stay together, or whether it will be President Donald Trump or President Hillary Clinton after the U.S. elections in November, have also been removed. To all outside appearances, the schemes were not selling insurance -- which is legal in China -- but rather offered users an opportunity to gamble by another name. Gambling, aside from two state sanctioned lotteries, is officially illegal in mainland China. When asked for comment, Alibaba Group, which owns and operates Taobao, told THR that it believes the breakup insurance was being used by sellers as a marketing tool to attract traffic. "As it is not strictly an insurance product, the sellers are not qualified as insurance sellers," the company said. "So we have taken down such 'products' from the Taobao platform." A few of the more creative insurance schemes appear to have slipped through the cracks though. Still available is a policy on whether season 4 of the British-American crime show Sherlock, which has a huge following in China, will air on schedule later this year. Concerned fans can also insure themselves against the risk that Patrick Stewart might suddenly grow hair for the next installment of the X-Men franchise. As of Wednesday afternoon in China, two buyers had taken out policies hedging against an end to Stewart's baldness. (Hollywood Reporter)

Chelsea Handler Claps Back At Critics After Abortion Essay Truth Bomb -- See What She Said. Chelsea Handler has zero regrets in regards to opening up about the two abortions she had as a teenager. As we previously reported, the Netflix star revealed in an article published in Playboy magazine earlier this week that she had terminated two unplanned pregnancies in her youth. While the TV host has previously mentioned her past decision to have an abortion, it seems fans thought the blonde beauty was too facetious in her editorial piece about such a serious issue. Yikes. Nonetheless, Miz Handler couldn't disagree with her critics more as she took to Twitter to defend her candid article. She clapped back: Hear! Hear! Unfortunately, even Chelsea's simple tweet is getting mixed reviews as several followers have since commented on the A-lister's defense of her work. One follower wrote: DANGGGG! Tell us how you really feel. Nonetheless, not all of the comments were negative as one fan added: You tell 'em, girl! Although Chelsea's essay might be sparking quite a bit of controversy, we're just happy to see that it's caused a discussion about such an important topic. (Perez Hilton)

American Idol alum John Stevens suffered a fractured skull after being hit by a van while jogging in Chelsea, Massachusetts, last week. Stevens, 28, gave an update on his health on Saturday, June 25. "Thank you to everyone who has been calling, texting and messaging. Early this week I was hit by a van while out for a run and suffered a fractured skull and dislocated and broken arm. Among other injuries and disorders I'm dealing with, it appears I will have some, if not total deafness in my right ear," he wrote on his Facebook page. "The staff at Mass General were above and beyond anything I could've ever asked for," he continued. "My parents have taken me back to buffalo for a couple weeks to heal and recover from the accident since I won't be able to work. Thank you very much for all of the well wishes and prayers. It truly means a lot to me." According to NBC's WGRZ, who spoke with Stevens' mom, the singer will be receiving more medical treatment in Boston in a couple of weeks. Stevens placed sixth in season 3 of the Fox singing competition in 2004. At the time, he was 16 years old the youngest contestant to make it to the finals. He was best known for his crooning style and singing Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin songs. Stevens is now working as a concierge at a downtown Boston hotel, WGRZ reports. Still having a passion for music, he created the seven-piece ensemble group John Stevens Band last year and sings with the Beantown Swing Orchestra. (US Weekly)

Judge Joe Brown is incapable of practicing law because of some sort of disability that renders him either physically or mentally impaired. The Tennessee Supreme Court has put Brown on inactive status, meaning he cannot represent clients. As for why, Brown's production company says, "Judge Brown is suffering from what hopefully will prove to be a temporary disability as a result of complications following from Type II Diabetes and the effects of prescribed medications for the condition, combined with hypertension and stress." A Tennessee disciplinary official tells us, the trigger for benching the former TV court judge was a disciplinary hearing. Brown was under fire for blowing a gasket at a judge in a Memphis juvenile court. The Tennessee Supreme Court determined Brown's disability made him unable to defend himself in the disciplinary hearing, so he was placed on inactive status. We tried reaching Brown for comment ... so far no word back. (TMZ)

Justin Bieber has not been a free man for 2 years, but that all changed in the last few weeks because we've learned he's finally off probation. Bieber copped a plea in the now-famous vandalism case in which he chucked eggs at his neighbor's house, causing $80k in damages. Justin paid for the repairs and performed 40 hours community service. He was then placed on 2 years' probation and ordered to keep his nose clean. Justin not only lived up to his end of the bargain ... he impressed the folks at the Probation Dept. So his lawyers went to court a month early and got a judge to end probation. On June 9th -- 30 days before his probation officially expired -- he became a free man again. Congrats! (TMZ)

Mark Zuckerberg's 6' stone wall around his $100 million Kauai property has blocked out the Pacific Ocean to neighbors ... some of whom are livid. The Facebook founder bought the 750-acre estate in 2014 and now wants to shore it up, but a 5'8" neighbor for one is furious, because now she can't see water. Some neighbors claim they've tried reaching out to Zuckerberg, to no avail. TMZ contacted the zoning department in the area and we were told no one has lodged a formal complaint and there is no investigation. We contacted someone from the Planning Dept. and turns out Zuck has every right to build a 6' wall if he wants ... and he wants. (TMZ)


Prince Harry Belts It Out With Coldplay at Kensington Palace Charity Concert to Combat AIDS. Prince Harry exchanged royal for rockstar in honor of a very important cause. Tuesday night in the 31-year-old's very own Kensington Palace backyard, the prince organized a massive benefit concert in honor of the people of Lesotho in South Africa battling HIV and AIDS. As can be expected of a royal affair, Prince Harry left no stone unturned, calling in Britain's very own Coldplay to headline the evening. The event was held in conjunction with the charity Harry helped establish in 2006, Sentebale. "Sentebale, meaning forget me not in Sesotho, has helped tens of thousands of children in just over a decade," he said while addressing the crowd at the start of the night. "We focus on, not just making sure children with HIV, get the medical treatment they need, but the emotional support and empowering knowledge that is so vital for their long-term health and prosperity." In honor of event, Prince Harry organized additional musical appearances by "Am I Wrong" duo Nico and Vinz, the Basotho Youth Choir and Sentebale ambassador, Grammy winner Joss Stone. However, before the festivities were in full swing, Harry was careful to remind attendees that HIV and AIDS is not just an issue overseas. "In southern Africa, the epidemic remains the biggest killer of adolescents. Here in the UK, more people have the virus than ever before," he announced. It's a reality Prince Harry witnessed firsthand when he initially visited Lesotho as a teenager. Prince Seeiso of Lesotho, whom Harry co-founded the organization with a decade ago, likened the young royal to his famously charitable mother. "To you, my dear friend and brother Harry, I wish to pay a very special tribute. You came to Lesotho as a young man and today you stand tall and proud and are walking among the giants. You are making a difference. That is a testimony to the mother that we so love, that is Princess Diana," he reportedly said before the crowd. "You in her footsteps have gone beyond the call of duty and gone to those dark corners and reached out your hand to the most vulnerable children of Aftica and in particular, Lesotho. Harry got up and went to Lesotho and said to the children of Lesotho, 'I am part of you.'" In addition to the concert, it was announced Tuesday that Prince Harry will meet with doctors and nurses caring for patients in South London, home to one of the highest concentrations of HIV-positive people in Europe, in July. He is also scheduled to travel to Durban, South Africa next month for the 2016 International AIDS Conference. After Coldplay filled the palace property with the sound of its 2011 hit "Paradise," the Basotho Youth Choir joined them to belt out "Up&Up." Thanks to a Twitter video shared by the Kensington Palace Twitter account, an elated Harry can be seen grooving to the music and truly enjoying the special moment while surrounded by the children. While he looked happy, Harry urged everyone to pay close attention to the children's group and mimic their delightful spirit. "What we know is that HIV is a virus that thrives off silence and feeds on stigma," he concluded. "We must follow the example of the young people of Lesotho, and meet one of the great challenges of our generation with optimism, energy, and openness. That's what tonight is all about. When people come together for a purpose we can achieve extraordinary things." (Eonline)

Travis Barker is a changed man. On tour for California, Blink-182's first album in five years, the drummer is at the best point in his life. "I'm feeling younger and better now than I did when I was 20," the rocker tells PEOPLE. When the band first broke out in the '90s, "I was probably one of the most unhealthy human beings, from what I ate to what I put in my body," Barker adds. "There have been so many hardships in my life. Now I know how to handle them ... I just feel so blessed." Indeed, at just 40 years old, Barker has endured more than most. He has admitted to abusing painkillers and once said he would mix drugs like Vicodin, Oxycodone and Valium with alcohol to self-medicate his fear of flying. But, "It just goes to show it's really about how you carry yourself and how you treat yourself, and I definitely made a lifestyle change years ago that made me 100 percent better," says Barker, who knows he was once "very young and wild." That change came when Barker learned he was going to be a father. "I felt myself change immediately," says Barker, who welcomed son Landon with ex Shanna Moakler in 2003; the pair had daughter Alabama in 2005. "I started running, I boxed every day-it's just something that made me want to be the best parent I could be." While Barker has said he had used drugs after having kids, another major life change got him clean. In 2008, a private plane he was riding crashed after takeoff, killing four of the six on board. Barker was left with 65 percent of his body covered in burns and underwent 30 surgeries, but focused on his kids to recover. "I knew I had to bounce back. I'm a father- I had two human beings who were looking to me for guidance," he says. "I was sober from that point on." Just 11 months after the crash, the only other survivor, Barker's close friend Adam "DJ AM" Goldstein died of an overdose. "If I didn't already know how precious life was, I was definitely smacked in the face and reminded," says Barker of the tragedy. After the crash, "I never wanted to leave home again in my life," he adds. "I wanted to be with my kids." These days, Barker shares joint custody of the kids with Moakler, with whom he finalized a contentious divorce in 2008. And while he's balancing his music career, his primary focus is still on the kids, who are often on the road with him. "They've been on tour since they were 2-music is in their blood," says Barker, adding Landon, 12, raps and plays drums, while Alabama, 10, sings and plays the piano. As it turns out, they've even gone in the studio with him-and his daughter is on "She's Out of Her Mind," a new Blink-182 track. "We were still figuring out parts, and Alabama walks over to the piano and says, 'I have an idea,' and she starts playing this idea that ended up becoming the bridge part of the piano; it was very organic," says Barker of the process. "I was so proud of her." And the kids aren't just helping make the music-they're inspiring it, too. "There's a song called 'Growing Apart.' For me, it was about our kids," says Barker. "You raise them, and you're so close to them: They're your everything, but you know they're going to grow up and move on ... To take their whole life as your own is the most beautiful thing in the world, and at the same time it's a really sad thing, too." With their teenage years looming, "I just want to spend as much time with them as I can," Barker says, adding with a laugh: "There are girls chasing my son and boys chasing my daughter-I told them if things get out of hand, we're moving far, far away. We'll have our own island somewhere." Adds the star: "I don't take any day-any second-for granted. (People)

Miss Teen USA to Eliminate the Swimsuit Competition. Bye, bye bikinis! Miss Teen USA has officially removed the bathing suit competition from its pageant. According to USA Today, the Miss Universe organization announced that the 51 women in the pageant will be judged in a brand-new athletic wear competition, rather than swimsuits. The organization hopes their decision will show their support for feminism and equality, and while the bathing suit competition was intended to prove athleticism, they hope athleisure wear will feel less exploitative and more focused on the importance of physical fitness for its younger participants. Reigning Miss Teen USA, Katherine Haik, agrees with their pageant's decision. She said in a statement, "I have been an athlete my entire life. As a member of a softball team and a competitive dance team, I spend a lot of time in athletic wear." She continued, "This new direction for Miss Teen USA is a great way to celebrate the active lives that so many young women lead and set a strong example for our peers." Miss Universe president, Paula Shugart, explained that the shift is hopeful in celebrating women's "strength, confidence and beauty." "This decision reflects an important cultural shift we're all celebrating that empowers women who lead active, purposeful lives and encourage those in their communities to do the same," she wrote. Our hope is that this decision will help all of Miss Teen USA's fans recognize these young women for the strong, inspiring individuals they are." (Eonline)

Between cuddling up on beach dates, meeting the parents and traveling Europe together, Taylor Swift and Tom Hiddleston's picturesque romance has been a whirlwind. And though the "Shake It Off" singer only split from deejay Calvin Harris weeks before she first stepped out publicly with the Crimson Peak actor, a source tells PEOPLE exclusively the new couple is going strong. "They have fallen for each other very quickly," says the source. "They're very close for people who have only been dating for a couple of weeks." Indeed, a Hiddleston family source told PEOPLE the actor's mom couldn't stop gushing about Swift after spending the weekend with her. "She thinks Taylor is the loveliest," says the family source. "She was so happy to meet her. Taylor was almost immediately part of the family." Swift, 26, was single for two years before her 15-month-long relationship with Harris, 32, and was open about stepping away from the dating scene after her dating life became "a bit of a national pastime," she told Rolling Stone. But Hiddleston, 35-who traveled to Rome with Swift after their family weekend in England-appears to have won over the singer. "Normally, Taylor is very reserved and private, but she is totally open and happy with Tom," says the source. (People)

Taylor who? Calvin Harris might not have jumped straight into a new relationship after his split from Taylor Swift -- but he's certainly not moping about! In fact, the Scottish DJ appears to be having the time of his life in the wake of his 15-month romance with the "Shake It Off" singer -- sharing a selection of snaps of himself on a luxury yacht, surrounded by a group of stunning women. "I write songs," Harris (real name Adam Wiles), 32, captioned one selfie, which he shared via Snapchat, that showed him snuggling up with four stunning brunettes as the sun set on their luxury voyage. In another shot he can be seen chilling out with his buddy Emil Nava, a music video director, and John Newman, who he's working on a new song with. In case you missed it, Harris' ex Swift has moved on super speedily since splitting with the Scottish hunk, appearing to be on some kind of world tour with her new squeeze, Tom Hiddleston, who she's been smooching with in Rhode Island, Nashville, England and now Italy. And Harris' very public declaration that he's moved on from Swift comes hot on the heels of the latest photographs of his ex-flaunting her new relationship in Rome, where she toured the Colosseum walking hand in hand with her actor beau and stopped for lunch at a swanky restaurant. "Taylor is so happy," a source told Us of her new romance. "She's living a British rom-com dream." (US Weekly)

Nicolas Cage is back on the dating scene. The actor and a mystery date were spotted at sushi hotspot Asanebo in Los Angeles on Friday. Cage wore a black suit and tie with a white button up, while his date opted for a colorful Japanese kimono. Cage and the woman looked cozy together and were photographed kissing at their table. A rep for the actor confirmed to PEOPLE on Friday that the Joe star and his wife of nearly 12 years, Alice Kim, had been separated since January. The couple, who would have celebrated their 12th wedding anniversary in August, share one son, Kal-el Coppola Cage, 10. Cage, 52, met Kim, 32, in February 2004 when she served him while working as a waitress in a Los Angeles restaurant. They were engaged two months later before tying the knot on a ranch in Northern California. This is Cage's third marriage: He was wed to Lisa Marie Presley for almost four months in 2002 before filing for divorce, and, prior to that, to Patricia Arquette for five years. Cage also has a 25-year-old son, Weston, from a relationship with model Christina Fulton. (People)

Despite her presence in the LGBT community, Caitlyn Jenner is unabashedly conservative. However, in a new interview with Stat, the I Am Cait star hints that Democratic presumptive nominee Hillary Clinton may be a better choice for LGBT voters, as Clinton has consistently backed the community. "I'm not excited with what Obama has done to the economy, to our Constitution, all that kind of stuff. But as far as the transgender community, they've actually been very good," Jenner said. "Everybody looks at Democrats as being better with these issues." Although the reality star touted Democrats' willingness to fight for the community, she also said that GOP presumptive nominee Donald Trump may not necessarily be bad for the LGBT population. "Trump seems to be very much for women. He seems very much behind the LGBT community because of what happened in North Carolina with the bathroom issue. He backed the LGBT community," she added. "But in Trump's case, there's a lot more unknowns. With Hillary, you pretty much know what you're gonna get with the LGBT community." While she may have given the Democratic Party its props as far as the LGBT community is concerned, Jenner has remained adamant that she will not vote for Clinton-ever. In a March episode of her E! reality series, Jenner said that although her preference was for Sen. Ted Cruz, who has since dropped out of the race, she also supported Donald Trump, and would "never, ever, ever vote for Hillary." "We're done. If Hillary becomes president, the country is over," she added. Shortly after, during an appearance on the Australian radio show Rove & Sam for Breakfast, Jenner said that regardless of who the Republican candidate was, she would vote in that direction come November's general election. (People)

Christian Siriano came to Leslie Jones' rescue after the 6-foot "SNL" comic griped online about fashion designers dissing her for her upcoming "Ghostbusters" premiere. "It's so funny how there are no designers wanting to help me with a premiere dress for [my] movie," Jones tweeted. "Hmmm that will change and I remember everything." Former "Project Runway" winner Siriano then offered his services for the event, prompting Jones to respond, "YAAAAAASSSSSS." (Page Six)

Cleveland Cavaliers star Kyrie Irving partied at Catch in New York on Monday and bought a round of shots for NBA Finals loser Klay Thompson. Spies said Irving was at the Meatpacking hot spot celebrating his team's win (still) when he heard that Golden star Thompson was upstairs on the rooftop. Spies said 6-foot-3 Irving headed to find Thompson and "bought him and his party a round of Casamigos tequila shots, giving Thompson a big hug." Our source added that Irving told Thompson, who beat him in the Finals a year ago, "It's all good, Klay! You got one already .?.?. Have some fun and celebrate with me." Irving even jokingly tried to "recruit" Thompson to Cleveland, spies said (though Thompson won't be a free agent till 2019). Irving's weathered some catty controversy during his celebratory post-championship tour. When video surfaced of him on a yacht with bikini-clad babes, some fans criticized the ladies' demographic. "Kyrie got nothing but Non-Pasteurized, Pure Lowfat Dairy on that boat," one tweeted, sparking online debate. (Page Six)

A hot man and a good cause. Scott Eastwood is working with Davidoff Cool Water to help improve the quality of the world's water. In a video the brand is sharing exclusively with Us Weekly, the actor explains how he's hoping the collaboration will bring awareness to ocean conservation. The Suicide Squad actor, 30, who is also a brand ambassador for Davidoff, is working with the fragrance company's efforts to support National Geographic's Love the Ocean campaign. "Ocean conservation is really important to me because I live by it, and see it on a daily basis," Eastwood says in the clip. "Plastic and trash -- that's where they end up ... The ocean is a giver of life. We can't ignore this problem." Clad in a skintight wetsuit, Eastwood helps clear the shoreline of beer cans, discarded plastic and other trash with California students and other local conservationists. He explains how you can help too. "Seeing the damage that all this pollution [and litter] has caused really makes me want to get out there and make a difference," Eastwood, who is the son of famed actor-director Clint Eastwood, says in the video. "Every bottle of Davidoff Cool Water that you buy, it helps protect 10,000 square meters of ocean." Buying fragrance isn't the only way to help. You can meet the Fast 8actor and help the ocean at the same time by attending a clean-up session on Sunday, July 10, in San Diego. For more information on Eastwood's campaign and local conservation efforts, visit (US Weekly)

Someone's doing drugs in the Mexico house where Johnny Manziel is staying ... but the QB swears it's not his stuff and further says he's going stone-cold sober ... in a few days. Check out this picture posted by a woman staying in the house ... holding several bags of what appear to be drugs. She doesn't say whose drugs and does not even insinuate they're tied to Johnny. We spoke with Manziel who was adamant they are NOT his drugs ... period. "They're absolutely not mine. I don't even know that girl." Here's what we do know ... Manziel is staying in the insanely expensive Cabo mansion with 20 people, not all of whom he knows. For his part, Manziel tells TMZ Sports he's NOT doing any drugs in Mexico and says he's going completely sober starting July 1st ... no booze, eating right and training like crazy. Manziel has said he's determined to make a comeback to the NFL -- and tells us he's finally ready to get back to work ... right after one last turn up. (TMZ)

"RHOC" Tamra Judge Reveals Why She Doesn't Have A Belly Button, Slams Plastic Surgery Rumors! "Real Housewives" Cosmetic Surgery Confessions. Tamra Judge is opening up about her belly button ... or lack thereof ... and plastic surgery. After appearing on Bravo's "Watch What Happens Live," the "Real Housewives of Orange County" star took to Instagram on Monday to further expand on her missing belly button. Judge shared a gnarly photo of her stomach post-surgery and explained in the caption why its MIA. "I addressed this tonight on @bravowwhl I know this is gross but I keep getting asked the same question 'what happened to your belly button,'" she posted with a picture of her stomach. "For the last time .... 3 years ago, I was home alone and experienced excruciating pain. I called @drdubrow immediately and he told me to call 911." "Terry stayed on the phone with me while the paramedics took me to the hospital. He also communicated with the on call surgeon. My stomach wall had burst due to gastric hernia," she continued. "5 hours of surgery this is what i was left with. Yep I have a scare [sic] and a screwed up belly button but my intestines where saved. Thank you @drdubrow for being that Doctor that cared and took the time. If you need a new case for #botched you got my digits." The 48-year-old also took to Twitter after the show, to shut down haters about her slimmer bod and tighter face. After one fan said she appeared "unrecognizable" on "WWHL," the reality star couldn't help but clap back. Judge has been documenting her fitness journey on social media and even competed in a "Muscle Mania" competition in May. She also appeared to be rocking a different 'do and darker makeup than usual. Could that be to blame? What do you think about the reality TV star's comments? (Too Fab)

How do you LOSE a gaudy $500,000 diamond ring? Ask Nick Young ... The NBA star hit up The Nice Guy in WeHo Tuesday night -- along with his Lakers teammate Jordan Clarkson -- when we asked what he did with the engagement ring he got back from Iggy Azalea. His response? He "lost" it ... to collect the insurance money! Clearly, he's joking ... wonder if Iggy's laughing? (TMZ)

Crystal Pepsi Is Back and It's 1992 All Over Again. Holy Tamagotchi with a side of Gushers! Are you sick of '90s nostalgia yet!? Of course, you aren't! And thank goodness because Crystal Pepsi is back and the spirit of our childhood has never been more alive. Starting August 8, those of us in the states will get to experience the glory that is see-through Pepsi one more time. Canada can expect to see the soda hit shelves July 11 which is just not fair. If you were still a tiny BB back in the early '90s when Pepsi first blessed us with this soda, we very strongly recommend you get in on this release. It will only cost you $1.79 which means you no longer have to resort to buying ancient, undrinkable bottles for upwards of $5,000 on eBay. No joke, we saw a pack of vintage Crystal Pepsi's for that much. We told you these things were a big deal! To celebrate the relaunch of Gods gift to humanity, Pepsi is rolling out a '90s style computer game because '90s. It's called The Crystal Pepsi Trail, and as the name might sound, it's very heavily inspired by The Oregon Trail in the best way possible. Travel around in your station wagon as you experience painfully relevant obstacles like slow AOL dial-up and Tamagotchi deaths. There's even an encounter with Double Dare's Marc Summers. We can't make this stuff up people. You'll see what we mean in the video above. Thankfully the game comes out July 7, so we'll all have something '90s to do while we wait for the drink to come back into our lives. And thank GAWD because we have no idea where we would have satisfied our craving for '90s nostalgia between now and then. (Eonline)


Pharrell Williams Sings Praising Books on 'Sesame Street'. Pharrell Williams took a recent trip down to Sesame Street to teach Elmo and Cookie Monster that with a book, they can go anywhere and see anything. In the new clip, the Grammy winning producer, songwriter and artist teaches Elmo and Cookie Monster the importance of reading through a song called "B is for Book." The jingle takes a journey through imagination because of reading as Williams sings that "you can go anywhere/without leaving a chair/by reading a book." (Billboard)

Drake No. 1 on Billboard Artist 100, Red Hot Chili Peppers Roar to No. 5. Drake rules for a 14th total week, while the Chili Peppers charge thanks to the arrival of their new album. Drake remains the top musical act in the United States, ranking at No. 1 on the Billboard Artist 100 chart (dated July 9) for a 14th total week. Plus, Red Hot Chili Peppers rocket 71-2 as their new album, The Getaway, begins as the top-selling album in the U.S. The Artist 100 measures artist activity across Billboard's most influential charts, including the Billboard Hot 100, Top Album Sales and the Social 50. The Artist 100 blends data measuring album and track sales, radio airplay, streaming and social media fan interaction to provide a weekly multi-dimensional ranking of artist popularity. As Drake crowns the Artist 100 for a 14th frame, he extends his mark for the most weeks at No. 1 among males, dating to the chart's July 2014 inception; Justin Bieber is second among male soloists with 11 weeks at No. 1. Among all acts, only Taylor Swift has led longer than Drake: 31 weeks. Drake holds atop the Artist 100 with streaming marking the biggest share of his chart points (45 percent), followed by digital song sales (20 percent). As previously reported, Drake's "One Dance" (featuring WizKid and Kyla) spends a seventh week at No. 1 on the Hot 100, while parent album Views logs an eighth week at No. 1 of the Billboard 200. Notably, Drake leads the Artist 100, Hot 100 and Billboard 200 simultaneously for a record-tying seventh total week (having first tripled up on the May 21 charts). Only Swift, also seven weeks, Adele (six) and The Weeknd (two) have previously achieved the threefold feat. Below Drake on the Artist 100, Red Hot Chili Peppers vault to No. 2 (after first appearing on the list last week, at No. 71). Album sales account for 90 percent of the iconic alt band's Artist 100 points, as its new album, The Getaway, launches at No. 1 on Top Album Sales (108,000 first-week copies sold, according to Nielsen Music) and No. 2 on the Billboard 200 (118,000 equivalent album units). Rounding out the Artist 100's top five, twenty one pilots ascend 6-3; Rihanna dips 2-4; and Beyonce descends 4-5. Check out this week's entire Artist 100 here. (Billboard)

Mobb Deep's Prodigy Goes 'Beast' Mode For Marvel's 'Black Panther' Video Series. After Run the Jewels cranked up the soundtrack on the debut trailer for Marvel's Black Panther: A Nation Under Our Feet reboot last month, Prodigy's Mobb Deep has stepped into the role for issue No. 2. The latest monthly teaser series for the rebooted superhero title penned by award-winning author Ta-Nehisi Coates and illustrated by Brian Stelfreeze gets a booming kick from "Beast With It," featuring Prodigy and Mark the Beast. Coates once again narrates a two-minute overview of the issue, due out on Wednesday (June 29), in which the nation of Wakanda suffers through cataclysmic violence while King T'Challa is forced to deal with mind-numbing bureaucracy. As our hero enlists his stepmother, Ramonda, to help him run the nation, the EDM-like track blares in the background, with Prodigy intoning, "they like to turn me to a monster." Marvel has promised a new video trailer each month, with soundtracks from "some of the biggest names in the music industry." (Billboard)

The Strokes Get Caught In a Bizarre 1970s Plot in 'Threat of Joy' Video. The Strokes may have only given us a handful of new songs on their new Future Past Present EP, but so far they're fully working that title with the visuals. After tipping their hat to the 1980s with the damaged VHS tape look for the "Drag Queen" video, the band dropped another throwback clip on Tuesday with the 1970s caper clip for "Threat of Joy." Working with frequent collaborator director Warren Fu (Killers, Daft Punk), the men are dropped in the middle of a bizarre disco-era conspiracy involving the stolen film stock from the lost video for the Future lead single "OBLIVIUS," sought by some unnamed government entity. The band try to just do their thing, performing the slacker-ish rocker amid the chaos of armed SWAT soldiers and shady Wall Street scumbags wearing pig masks, counting cash and stealing the film reels. Mix in a hippie-ish dance sequence featuring singer Julian Casablancas and well, who knows what it all means? The NYC band's last album was 2013's Comedown Machine, which came out on RCA Records. The new EP, which also features the songs "Threat of Joy" and "OBLIVIUS" (plus a remake of the latter by drummer Fabrizio Moretti) marks their first release on Casablancas' label, Cult Records. (Billboard)

Bee Gees' Barry Gibb Signs With Columbia Records. Gibbs' second solo album is scheduled to drop in the Fall. Columbia Records has signed Barry Gibb to a record deal and will release his second solo album in the Fall. Entitled, In the Now, all songs were written by the last surviving member of the Bee Gees and his sons Stephen and Ashley and co-produced by Gibb himself with John Merchant. "This is a dream come true for me," Gibb said in a statement. "It's a new chapter in my life. I always hoped one day that the Bee Gees would be with Columbia or indeed Sony so, it's a great joy for me to start again this way with such great people." Gibb released his first solo album in 1984, although along the way he had a few false starts at other solo projects. The Hall of Fame inducted singer also produced and wrote music for other artists including Barbra Streisand, Dolly Parton and Dionne Warwick. But Gibb is most renowned for his work with the Bee Gees, which have sold tens of millions of albums, most of which were released through Polydor and Atco. Nielsen Music alone, credit the band with 10.3 million album scans and 6.5 million track scans since its inception in 1991. "I will never forget my brothers, they will always be a part of everything I do," Gibb said in a statement. Our dream came true." The legendary artist returned to live performing in 2013-2014 with the Mythology Tour, which celebrated the Bee Gees anthology release. (Billboard)


James Cameron Disses J.J. Abrams: Star Wars: The Force Awakens Lacked "Visual Imagination." James Cameron has dissed fellow director J.J. Abrams. Cameron was asked about Star Wars: The Force Awakens during an interview with YouTuber Keely Stinner. As it turned out, he had recently discussed the latest installment with the series' original director, George Lucas. "I have to say that I felt that George's group of six films had more innovative visual imagination, and this film was more a retrenchment to things you had seen before and characters you had seen before," he said of J.J. Abrams' blockbuster, which is the third highest-grossing film ever behind his own Avatar and Titanic. "It took a few baby steps forward with new characters. So, for me, the jury is out. I want to see where they go with it." Earlier in the interview, however, Cameron admitted that he has "a lot of respect" for Abrams. Abrams has not publicly addressed Cameron's comments. Though Star Wars: The Force Awakens didn't wow Cameron, he knows it's a force to be reckoned with at the box office. In fact, that's one of the reasons why he delayed the release of his four Avatar sequels, which will hit theaters in 2018, 2020, 2022 and 2023. "My original plan was to release them a year apart, but we're opening that up. If for no other reason than that I don't want to land on the same date as one of the Star Wars sequels," he said in April. "That wouldn't be fair to them. No, that's just good business. I don't want to go head-to-head with Star Wars. That would be stupid. And hopefully they won't want to go head-to-head with us." Cameron's candor came as a bit of a surprise, given that in January, Avatar 2's theatrical release date was bumped from December 2017 to December 2018. At the time, 20th Century Fox declined to comment on speculation that the move was related to Walt Disney Pictures and Lucasfilm deciding to shift Star Wars: Episode VIII's release from May 2017 to December 2017. (Eonline)

Daniel Radcliffe has revealed that he hasn't ruled out the idea of returning to the role that led to his international fame, if the script was right. In an interview with Radio Times, the Harry Potter star admitted he would return to the film if the opportunity came up in the future. "The circumstances would have to be pretty extraordinary" he told the publication. "But then I am sure Harrison Ford said that with Han Solo (in Star Wars), and look what happened there." Although the 26 year-old insisted that his answer was "no for now", he made it clear that he was "leaving room to back track in the future" which quite frankly, is good enough for us! The British actor, who appeared in all eight Harry Potter films, will soon be seen playing a card sharp magician in Now You See Me 2, a sequel to the first movie released in 2013 about a team of illusionist who use their talents to rob banks. In the new film out in UK cinemas on 4 July, Radcliff will be playing the son of the character played by Sir Michael Caine in the original. (British Glamour)

Daniel Radcliffe Will Return to Harry Potter -- If the Script Is Star Wars-Level Amazing. Daniel Radcliffe hung up his Hogwarts robe more than six years ago, but the actor recently revealed that he may someday unpack it from storage -- if the reprisal was as good as, say, the latest Star Wars movie. "The circumstances would have to be pretty extraordinary," Radcliffe said in an interview with Radio Times. "But then I am sure Harrison Ford said that with Han Solo, and look what happened there." Ford famously retreated from the Star Wars universe until returning to the franchise for Episode VII, and Radcliffe's taking a page out of his book: "I'm saying 'no' for now but leaving room to backtrack in the future," he explained. Radcliffe clarified that such a decision "would depend on the script." His signature role is currently occupied by Jamie Parker, who plays an adult Harry in Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, which officially opens at London's Palace Theater on July 30. J.K. Rowling co-wrote the play. Radcliffe himself has been busy with leading roles in three films this year, including Now You See Me 2, currently in theaters. (Eonline)

'Trolls' Trailer: Justin Timberlake, Anna Kendrick Butt Heads as '90s Toys. "So you're going to scrapbook them to freedom?!" Dreamworks released a new trailer for Trolls on Wednesday morning, and it's a thorough introduction to its characters based on the popular '90s toys. It turns out Justin Timberlake is Branch, a dark-haired recluse who keeps his distance from Anna Kendrick's pink-haired Poppy, the leader of the Trolls. "It's not her fault she's so insanely happy," explains Timberlake. "She's just never faced a real problem -- until now." After a slew of their tribe is stolen away, the two pair up for an adventure that sees them butting heads and, yes, making a cloud rain. James Corden, Gwen Stefani, Russell Brand, Jeffrey Tambor and Christina Baranski are also featured in the star-studded voice cast of the animated feature. (Hollywood Reporter)

U.K. Box Office: 'Secret Life of Pets' Wins as Revenue Share Rises Despite Brexit-Driven Pound Drop. 'Independence Day: Resurgence' had to settle for the second spot in a week where the overall dollar takings were the biggest international market share of the year so far. Despite Friday being declared "Independence Day" by several Brexit campaigners who had been pushing for the U.K. to leave the European Union, the film's long-awaited sequel had to settle for second spot in the box office. Fox's sci-fi return Independence Day: Resurgence took home $7.3 million on its opening weekend across more than 1,000 screens, but fell some way short of the top spot. With a 42 percent share of the overall box office, Universal's The Secret Life of Pets dominated proceedings, grossing $13.4 million, including previews, making it the biggest original animation film opening of all time in the U.K.. Excluding previews, its three-day weekend of $8.1 million is the fourth-biggest original animation opening behind Inside Out, Monsters Inc. and Up. Thanks to the combined force of ID2 and Pets, the U.K. managed to overcome any potential lost revenue following the Brexit vote, which saw 10 percent shaved off the value of the pound compared to the dollar. In figures from Rentrak/Comscore, the U.K.'s cumulative figure of $27.7 million over the weekend actually gave it a 13 percent share of the international market, its biggest of the year so far. With these two major new openings, last week's number one The Conjuring 2 was pushed to third, scaring up $2.1 million to bring it's two-week gross to $10.4. Further down, Me Before You continued its solid run, adding $900,000 to take it to $10.8 million after four weeks, while The Nice Guys rounded out the top five with $270,000 for a $4.6 million cume. This week sees the big-screen return of Patsy and Eddy in Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie. (Hollywood Reporter)


HBO Just Confirmed Who Jon Snow's Father Is on Game of Thrones. When it comes to Jon Snow, [Character Name Redacted], you are the father! Game of Thrones fans hoping to avoid any possible spoilers after the season six finale, look away now! Why? Because HBO just revealed who Jon Snow's (Kit Harington) real father is after his birth mother was confirmed in the June 26 finale. In a flashback to the Tower of Joy, a popular fan theory was proven right as Lyanna Stark, Ned's (Sean Bean), was proven to be Jon's mother, making Ned promise to look after her son on her deathbed. However, Jon's birth father was not confirmed in the scene, but many fans believed it to be Rhaegar Targaryen, who had abducted Lyanna after she was engaged to marry Robert Baratheon. And now, thanks to a handy dandy infographic created by HBO, the L+R=J theory has finally been confirmed. In the graphic, which showcases all of the different characters and relationships on the show, the two black lines, which represent parents, that lead to Jon Snow start from Lyanna and Rhaegar, confirming that he is both a Stark and Targaryen, and that Daenerys (Emilia Clarke) is his aunt. But then what was Lyanna whispering to Ned that the audience COULDN'T hear?! Let's speculate in the comments, shall we? While audiences were finally brought in on the secret about Jon Snow's real parents, only one character who is still alive on the show knows the truth: Bran Stark (Isaac Hempstead-Wright). And it sounds like the reveal will do nothing but complicate the battle for the Iron Throne, as Harington explained, "Thrones is really, at the heart of it, about dysfunctional families." Are you happy that we finally know who Jon's real father is? Or were you hoping it would be a big twist? (Eonline)

Jessica Williams Is Leaving The Daily Show. The Daily Show is losing another one of its key correspondents. Jessica Williams, the show's youngest correspondent ever, is walking away from the Comedy Central series after four years to focus on a project of her own at the network. Williams announced her departure in an interview with EW on Wednesday, revealing that the Thursday, June 30. "I feel so many emotions," she said. "I feel like I'm growing up and graduating." Williams' new project at the network is a still-untitled scripted half-hour series that will center on "a politically-minded young woman who may be 'woke' but doesn't know what she's doing," according to its official description. "It's a show about someone in their 20s who has all these social ideas but still, like, does not have it together," Williams said. "And she's goofy and silly and funny!" When Williams joined The Daily Show in January 2012, she was only 22 years old, making her the youngest correspondent to work on the series, as well as its first black woman in the position. She marks the first correspondent departure since Trevor Noah assumed hosting duties following Jon Stewart's retirement in 2015. Comedy Central released a statement on Williams' exit from TDS, tweeting, "Comedy Central thanks the incredible Jessica Williams for over four amazing years with The Daily Show and we couldn't be more excited that Jessica remains in the Comedy Central family as we collaborate on her upcoming pilot." Keeping Williams in the family seems especially vital for the network as the last few years has seen former correspondents John Oliver and Samantha Bee make headlines with their current shows on HBO and TBS, respectively. The Daily Show's Twitter account also shows Williams some love following her announcement, tweeting, "We'll miss you @msjwilly! Thank you for four wonderful years. #jwillennium #eatcraylove." The network followed up their initial statement with an additional tweet containing a highlight reel of Williams' work on the series, which you can check out below. Are you bummed that Williams is leaving TDS or looking forward to see what she does on her own? (Eonline)

Game of Thrones Bosses Confirm That Seasons 7 and 8 Will Be Shorter Than Ever Before. Winter is coming a lot sooner than any of us may be ready for. Following their explosive season six finale, Game of Thrones co-creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss have made it clear that there are only but a handful of episodes left to spread across the final two seasons of their HBO hit. "It's two more seasons we're talking about. From pretty close to the beginning, we talked about doing this in 70-75 hours, and that's what we'll end up with," Benioff told Deadline. "Call it 73 for now." For those not keeping score at home, each of GoT's six seasons have been made up of 10 episodes each, bringing the series to a current total of 60 hours and leaving us with only 13-15 to hit their target. How they plan to divvy those hours up over seasons seven and eight remains a mystery, but it doesn't take the Three-Eyed Raven to see that one, if not both, will have far less episodes than we've grown accustomed to. As Benioff continued to explain, this has always been the plan. "We're trying to tell one cohesive story with a beginning, middle and end," he said. "We've known the end for quite some time and we're hurtling towards it. Those last images from the [season six finale] showed that. Daenerys is finally coming back to Westeros; Jon Snow is king of the North and Cersei is sitting on the Iron Throne. And we know the Night King is up there, waiting for all of them. The pieces are on the board now." "The thing that has excited us from the beginning, back to the way we pitched it to HBO is, it's not supposed to be an ongoing show, where every season it's trying to figure out new story lines," he continued. "We wanted it to be one giant story, without padding it out to add an extra 10 hours, or because people are still watching it. We wanted to something where, if people watched it end to end, it would make sense as one continuous story." This isn't the first time the pair have discussed their plan in the press. Prior to the season six premiere, they spoke with Variety about their endgame, admitting that the shorter episode count for the final seasons would allow them to spend more time (and, most certainly, money) on their big finish. "It's crossing out of a television schedule into more of a mid-range movie schedule," Weiss said at the time. Are you bummed that our time in Westeros is nearing its end or are you looking forward to seeing how everything wraps up? (Eonline)

There are big talent changes ahead at "Good Morning America" after the upcoming full-time arrival of Michael Strahan, TV insiders tell Page Six. We're told Strahan's hiring will tip the balance on the show, and others will have to make way for him. Sources say Lara Spencer could soon be out, while George will focus more on politics as Strahan slides into a lead anchor role. The move is the latest salvo in the morning ratings war with NBC rival "Today." ABC bosses strongly deny there are big cast moves afoot, but given the debacle of Strahan's leaving "Live With Kelly," they don't have the best track record about being upfront with their talent plans. "There are big changes coming to 'GMA,'?" an insider said. "Lara could be out, and George will be seen less at the main anchor desk with Robin Roberts. Instead, Michael will be appearing more while George focuses on politics and hard news." Strahan joins full time in September. A different source added, "Lara could be out. Amy Robach is safe. Michael doesn't want to do news -- he's not going to cover Libya or Brexit. Amy does the news well, and they need a newscaster. But Lara does human interest stories and entertainment, like Britney Spears or 'a cat in a tree' and 'my favorite pickle!' Michael wants to do all that. He does not want to do gun violence." This month, Spencer signed a production deal with Leftfield Entertainment to create and produce projects. She created HGTV show "Flea Market Flip," heading into its seventh season, and produced the network's "I Brake for Yard Sales." The source said, "Lara knows she's out. She has 'Flea Market Flip' -- and she's going to go back to that world. She knows her time is up. Michael's the star." "GMA" spokeswoman Heather Riley insisted that Strahan isn't being groomed for Stephanopoulos' seat. She said, "There is no truth to this. Of course George will be focused on politics, and no one is being groomed to take his place. Lara isn't going anywhere, and Amy will have the same important role on the show as she has for the past three years." (Page Six)

Keith Richards to Front New Julien Temple Doc for the BBC. The legendary Rolling Stones guitarist will also curate a "Lost Weekend" of programming for the broadcaster. One of rock n' roll's most enduring icons will underline his seeming inability to retire-or, indeed, sit still-with a new BBC film and a weekend of programming. Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards, whose continual survival ranks up among the greatest of medical mysteries (he only gave up cocaine at age 62), will front Keith Richards - The Origin of the Species, a 60-minute film by famed rock documentarian Julien Temple (The Filth and the Fury). The film will see "Keef" return to his formative years in Britain post-WWII. For the first time on camera, he will speak about his suburban roots and the impact his generation had on popular culture. "There was a feeling late 50s'/early 60s' that there was a change coming," said Richards. "[Former U.K. prime minister] Harold Macmillan actually said it - the 'winds of change' and all that - but he didn't mean it in quite the same way. I certainly felt that for my generation, what was happening and the feeling in the air was - it's time to push limits. The world is ours now and you can rise or fall on it." Keith Richards -- The Origin of the Species will the centerpiece of the BBC's new My Generation series, a year-long season of programs which will chart the history of pop music across the decades. Temple, whose recent films have looked at music legends including The Clash, Dr. Feelgood and Ray Davies said that, "listening to the early Stones as a kid changed everything for me. I felt a new way of living emerging, a new kind of person becoming possible - something I wanted to be a part of. And without a doubt I thought Keith Richards was the Origin Of The Species." The film will be followed by Keith Richards' Lost Weekend, two nights of programming, all hand-picked by Richards, on the BBC's BBC Four network. Richards has not revealed his programming selections yet, but they could include documentaries, films or even live performances. The man himself will introduce both nights of programming, talking about the reasons behind his selections. Keith Richards - The Origin Of The Species will be exec produced by Jane Rose for Nitrate Films. The film and Keith Richards' Lost Weekend were commissioned by and executive produced for the BBC by Jan Young husband, Head of Music TV Commissioning. (Hollywood Reporter)

Drew Barrymore May Host Talk Show for Warner Bros. TV. The actress next stars in Netflix comedy 'Santa Clarita Diet.' Drew Barrymore could be eyeing a bigger TV return than first considered. The actress, who next narrates NBC's unscripted Dates series for Warner Bros. Television, is considering hosting a daytime talk show for the studio, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. As first reported by Variety, Barrymore has been in discussions to develop a talk show for WBTV. No deal is in place. WBTV declined comment. The move would come as the next TV gig for the actress. Beyond NBC's First Dates -- produced by Ellen DeGeneres' WBTV-based A Very Good Production banner -- Barrymore next stars in Netflix scripted comedy Santa Clarita Diet. Her recent TV gigs have included executive producing VH1's Tough Love, Esquire's Knife Fight and Blooms, a scripted drama in development at MTV. On the feature side, Barrymore's credits include Scream, Donnie Darko, Charlie's Angels, The Wedding Singer and50 First Dates. (Hollywood Reporter)