Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Conservative media is coming apart 8/31/16

UPDATE: Bridge construction requires more nighttime I-19 restrictions this week at Ajo Way

Motorists traveling on Interstate 19 in Tucson can expect continued nighttime restriction this week while the Arizona Department of Transportation continues work on a new overpass bridge at the junction with Ajo Way.

The following restrictions are scheduled for this week:

  • Tuesday, Aug. 30, and Wednesday, Aug. 31, southbound I-19 traffic will be detoured onto the northbound travel lanes, the southbound I-19 exit to Ajo Way and the westbound Interstate 10 off ramp to southbound I-19 will be closed from 8 p.m. each night until 5 a.m. the following morning.
  • On Wednesday, Aug. 31, the southbound I-19 off ramps to Irvington Road and Ajo Way will be closed from 9 p.m. until 5 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 1.
  • On Thursday, Sept. 1, the southbound I-19 off ramp to Irvington Road will be closed for paving from 9 p.m. each night until 5 a.m. Friday, Sept. 2.

No work will occur after noon on Friday, Sept. 2 to accommodate Labor Day weekend travel.

The work is part of a $40 million project to replace the existing traffic interchange at I-19 and Ajo Way (State Route 86) with a modern interchange that is more efficient and safer for motorists.

Drivers should proceed through the work zone with caution, slow down and be alert for construction equipment and personnel.

ADOT works to inform the public about planned highway restrictions, but there is a possibility that unscheduled closures or restrictions may occur. Weather can also affect a project schedule. To stay up-to-date with the latest highway conditions around the state, visit the ADOT Traveler Information Center at www.az511.gov or call 511.


For more information about this project, please call C.T. Revere, ADOT Senior Community Relations Officer, at 1.520.705.3574 or email at crevere@azdot.gov.

GSA Auctions Jewelry and Exotic Collectibles Update

08/30/2016 10:44 PM EDT

CURRENT BID: $15    STATE: OR    NO. OF BIDDERS: 0     CLOSE TIME: 09-06-2016 08:44 PM CT.

  Engraved Copper Plate Set (470496-6227-93; (02) 14-639-01I, SB03) Maps of State (Lebanon), 3 sheets per set, 1 set, est shipping wt & dim: 65 lbs; 40"L x 36"W x 6"H. Repairs may be needed: used, working condition unknown & not guaranteed, may be scratches & dings. 47049662270093 
08/30/2016 10:34 PM EDT

CURRENT BID: $15    STATE: OR    NO. OF BIDDERS: 0     CLOSE TIME: 09-06-2016 08:34 PM CT.

  Engraved Copper Plate Set (470496-6227-92; (02) 14-639-01H, SB02) Maps of State (Pendleton), 3 sheets per set, 1 set, est shipping wt & dim: 65 lbs; 40"L x 36"W x 6"H. Repairs may be needed: used, working condition unknown & not guaranteed, may be scratches & dings. 47049662270092 
08/30/2016 10:24 PM EDT

CURRENT BID: $15    STATE: OR    NO. OF BIDDERS: 0     CLOSE TIME: 09-06-2016 08:24 PM CT.

  Engraved Copper Plate Set (470496-6227-91; (02) 14-639-01G, SB01) Maps of State (Cottage Grove), 3 sheets per set, 1 set, est shipping wt & dim: 65 lbs; 40"L x 36"W x 6"H. Repairs may be needed: used, working condition unknown & not guaranteed, may be scratches & dings. 47049662270091 
08/30/2016 10:14 PM EDT

CURRENT BID: $15    STATE: OR    NO. OF BIDDERS: 0     CLOSE TIME: 09-06-2016 08:14 PM CT.

  Engraved Copper Plate Set (470496-6227-90; (02) 14-639-01F, SA07) Maps of State (Dayville), 3 sheets per set, 1 set, est shipping wt & dim: 65 lbs; 40"L x 36"W x 6"H. Repairs may be needed: used, working condition unknown & not guaranteed, may be scratches & dings. 47049662270090 
08/30/2016 10:04 PM EDT

CURRENT BID: $15    STATE: OR    NO. OF BIDDERS: 0     CLOSE TIME: 09-06-2016 08:04 PM CT.

  Engraved Copper Plate Set (470496-6227-89; (02) 14-639-01E, SA04) Maps of State (McMinnville), 3 sheets per set, 1 set, est shipping wt & dim: 65 lbs; 40"L x 36"W x 6"H. Repairs may be needed: used, working condition unknown & not guaranteed, may be scratches & dings. 47049662270089 
08/30/2016 09:54 PM EDT

CURRENT BID: $15    STATE: OR    NO. OF BIDDERS: 0     CLOSE TIME: 09-06-2016 07:54 PM CT.

  Engraved Copper Plate Set (470496-6227-88; (02) 14-639-01D, SA05) Maps of State (Mt Angel), 3 sheets per set, 1 set, est shipping wt & dim: 65 lbs; 40"L x 36"W x 6"H. Repairs may be needed: used, working condition unknown & not guaranteed, may be scratches & dings. 47049662270088 
08/30/2016 09:44 PM EDT

CURRENT BID: $15    STATE: OR    NO. OF BIDDERS: 0     CLOSE TIME: 09-06-2016 07:44 PM CT.

  Engraved Copper Plate Set (470496-6227-87; (02) 14-639-01C, SA04) Maps of State (Pendleton), 3 sheets per set, 1 set, est shipping wt & dim: 65 lbs; 40"L x 36"W x 6"H. Repairs may be needed: used, working condition unknown & not guaranteed, may be scratches & dings. 47049662270087 
08/30/2016 09:34 PM EDT

CURRENT BID: $15    STATE: OR    NO. OF BIDDERS: 0     CLOSE TIME: 09-06-2016 07:34 PM CT.

  Engraved Copper Plate Set (470496-6227-86; (02) 14-639-01B, SA03) Maps of State (Mitchell), 3 sheets per set, 1 set, est shipping wt & dim: 65 lbs; 40"L x 36"W x 6"H. Repairs may be needed: used, working condition unknown & not guaranteed, may be scratches & dings. 47049662270086 
08/30/2016 09:24 PM EDT

CURRENT BID: $15    STATE: OR    NO. OF BIDDERS: 0     CLOSE TIME: 09-06-2016 07:24 PM CT.

  Engraved Copper Plate Set (470496-6227-85; (02) 14-639-01A, SA02) Maps of State (Stayton), 3 sheets per set, 1 set, est shipping wt & dim: 65 lbs; 40"L x 36"W x 6"H. Repairs may be needed: used, working condition unknown & not guaranteed, may be scratches & dings. 47049662270085 
08/30/2016 09:14 PM EDT

CURRENT BID: $15    STATE: OR    NO. OF BIDDERS: 0     CLOSE TIME: 09-06-2016 07:14 PM CT.


  Engraved Copper Plate Set (470496-6227-84; (01) 14-459-01, SA01) Maps of Stat (Tualatin), 3 sheets per set, 1 set, est shipping wt & dim: 60 lbs; 24"L x 30"W x 6"H. Repairs may be needed: used, working condition unknown & not guaranteed, may be scratches & dings. 47049662270084 

Other Stuff....

Sunday was world-wide Go Topless Day, promoting gender equality and women's rights to bare their breasts in public. Oh, sure, and I suggest that at work and all I got was a trip to HR.

From Facebook: Signs offering sandwiches at different restaurants. One offers a "Trump Sandwich: White Bread with Boloney, Russian Dressing and a small pickle." Then there's the Hillary Sandwich: Made with tough crusts and stuff with turkey. Ha! It's a lie! That's really Boloney!"

TOP FIVE PHRASES YOU KNOW YOUR DOG UNDERSTANDS

  1. Any sentence with the words "spay" or "neuter" in it
  2. Who wants to go for a walk?
  3. Want to chase the squirrels outside?
  4. Do you have to go outside?
  5. Are you hungry?

TODAY'S IMPOSSIBLE QUESTION

Nearly 60% of Americans would like this banned from TV, what? Prescription drug commercials.

TODAY IS

Wide-eyed comedian Chris Tucker turns 44 today.
He has to be careful. Sometimes his voice gets so high, only dogs can hear it.
When he gets going, his voice gets so high, he can open garage doors with it.
I always thought he sounded like Eddie Murphy, if Eddie had a cold and sucked helium.
My guess is that he has at least a couple of Rush Hour movies left in him.
He's the fast-talking guy with the squeaky voice. No, you're thinking of Paul Ryan. The other guy.

90's singer Debbie Gibson celebrates her 46th birthday. Nice to go ahead and get your career over with early in life. She sang "Out of the Blue" and is getting closer to hair that color.

Marcia Clark, the prosecutor in the O.J. Simpson trial, turns 63 today. She's appealing, although not in a very appealing way.

Actor and Buddhist Richard Gere turns 67 today, although his hair hit it years ago.

National Trail Mix Day -- Mixing cereal in with other healthy snack foods, like sunflower seeds, nuts, and dried fruit, makes for a great trail mix that means you don't have to sacrifice your cereal for oat bran.

ON THIS DAY

On this date in 1842, Congress approved the U.S. Naval Observatory. Why they needed an observatory to study someone's naval... well, that's congress for you.

In 1887, Thomas Edison patented the Kinetoscope, a device which produced moving pictures.
Since the phone had been invented 11 years before, they were ready to ring the second the movie started.
Ironically, Alexander Graham Bell was sitting behind him when his invention, the telephone, went off.
The Kinetoscope, which I'm pretty sure was some kind of mouthwash, was actually a device that allowed you to enjoy moving pictures.
If only he had been stopped, there might never have been a single Pauley Shore movie.

On this date in 1895, the first professional football game took place in Latrobe, Pennsylvania. The game wasn't televised, mostly because TV hadn't been invented yet. The game announcer was a guy named Jebadiah Madden.

In 1903, a Packard completed America's first transcontinental car trip, driving from San Francisco to New York in 52 days. It was also on that historic trip that the phrase "Are we there yet?" was coined.

On this date in 1954, the U.S. Census Bureau was established. Their motto: "We'll count on you!"

In 1955, KTRE, Channel 9 in Lufkin, Texas, becomes the first microwave operated television station. It was great -- you could watch a show and pop popcorn at the same time.

Also on this date in 1955, the very first solar-powered automobile was demonstrated in Chicago, IL. Unfortunately, they decided to demonstrate it at night and, well, the rest is history.

On this date in 1971, astronaut Dave Scott became the first person to drive on the moon... and pulled into a nearby Starbucks. Naturally, the potholes were terrible.

Music Calendar...

In 1939 Frank Sinatra, 23, records "All Or Nothing At All" with the Harry
James Band.

In 1959 "Put Your Head On My Shoulders" by Paul Anka enters the U.S. top 40
chart.

In 1962 "Theme From A Summer Place" by Percy Faith is certified gold.

In 1963 "Be My Baby" by the Ronnettes (produced by Phil Spector) enters the
U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1963 "My Boyfriend's Back" by the Angels hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart
and stayed there for 3 weeks.

In 1964 The Beatles' film "A Hard Days' Night" opens in London.

In 1965 "I'm Henry The VIII, I Am" by Herman's Hermits is certified gold.

In 1965 The Beatles perform at the Cow Palace in San Francisco, CA, the last
concert of their 1965 U.S. tour.

In 1967 Following the death of Brian Epstein, the Beatles announce they will
assume management of their own affairs.

In 1968 Private Eye magazine reports that John Lennon & Yoko Ono's album
"Two Virgins" will have a picture of them nude on the cover.

In 1968 "Midnight Confessions" by the Grass Roots enters the U.S. top 40
chart.

In 1968 "Sunshine Of Your Love" by Cream peaks at #5 on the U.S. top 40
chart.

In 1969 Bob Dylan gives his first public performance since being injured in
a motorcyle accident three years earlier.

In 1970 "In The Summertime" by Mungo Jerry is certified gold.

In 1973 The Rolling Stones' album "Goat's Head Soup" is released.

In 1973 "Live & Let Die" by Paul McCartney & Wings is certified gold.

In 1974 "The Partridge Family," starring David Cassidy, ends its TV run.

In 1976 George Harrison is found guilty of subconsciously plagerizing the
Chiffons' "He's So Fine" when writing "My Sweet Lord."

In 1978 "Summer Nights," from the movie "Grease," by Olivia Newton-John &
John Travolta is certified gold.

In 1980 Karen Carpenter weds real-estate developer Thomas Burris.

In 1983 Lionel Richie's single "All Night Long" is released.

In 1984 Wham!'s single "Wake Me Up Before You Go Go" is released.

In 1984 The Jacksons' album "Victory" is certified gold and platinum.

In 1984 Merle Haggard & Willie Nelson's album "Panch & Lefty" is certified
platinum.

In 1986 Former Boomtown Rat and Band Aid organizer Bob Geldof marries his
longtime girlfriend, Paula Yates, in Las Vegas. Eurythmics' members
Dave Stewart and Annie Lennox were witnesses.

In 1987 "Bad," Michael Jackson's album followup to "Thriller," is released.

In 1987 R.E.M.'s album "Document" is released.

In 1988 Bob Seger and actress Annette Sinclair file for a divorce.

In 1989 The Rolling Stones begin the "Steel Wheels" tour in Philadelphia,
their first in eight years.

In 1990 2500 fans withstood 100-degree temperatures in Dallas to attend a
memorial service for Stevie Ray Vaughan. The guitarist had died a
week earlier in a helicopter crash in southern Wisconsin.

In 1991 "Emotions" by Mariah Carey enters the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1991 Metallica's self-titled album debuts at #1 on Billboard's albums
chart.

In 1992 Queen's "Greatest Hits" album is released.

In 1993 Garth Brooks announces that he wanted to make movies and had signed
with an agency to represent him.

In 1994 The surviving members of Nirvana decide not to release previously
unreleased live recordings of a double album, saying the process of
sorting through the tapes was too painful.

In 1997 The Microsoft Network webcasts U2's performance in Dublin.

In 1997 Michael Jackson postpones his Belgium concert in the wake of
Princess Diana's death in a Paris car crash.

In 1998 Madonna files suit against the YMCA to prevent it from building a
high-rise residential tower near Lincoln Center in New York. She
said the building would "create a hazard for me and my child."

In 1998 The Dixie Chicks' album "Wide Open Spaces" is certified platinum.

In 1999 Ricky Martin's single "She's All I Ever Had" is released.

In 2002 Vibraphone virtuoso Lionel Hampton dies at age 94.

Today In History...

In 1688 Preacher and novelist John Bunyan, author of "The Pilgrim's
Progess," dies in London.

In 1842 The U.S. Naval Observatory is authorized by an act of Congress.

In 1881 The first U.S. tennis championships are played at Newport, RI.

In 1886 The first major earthquake recorded in the eastern U.S. occurs at
Charleston, South Carolina, killing up to 110 people.

In 1886 Crocker-Woolworth National Bank is organized.

In 1887 Thomas Edison patents the Kinetoscope, a device which produced
moving pictures.

In 1888 Mary Ann Nicholls is found murdered in London's East End in what is
generally regarded as the first slaying of Jack The Ripper.

In 1895 The first professional football game takes place in Latrobe, PA.

In 1903 A Packard completes America's first transcontinental car trip,
driving from San Francisco to New York in 52 days.

In 1935 President Franklin Roosevelt signs an act prohibiting the export of
U.S. arms to belligerents.

In 1941 The radio program "The Great Gildersleeve," a spin-off of "Fiber
McGee and Molly," makes its debut on NBC.

In 1954 Hurricane Carol hits the northeastern U.S. resulting in nearly 70
deaths and millions of dollars in damage.

In 1954 The U.S. Census Bureau is established.

In 1955 The first solar-powered automobile is demonstrated in Chicago, IL.

In 1955 KTRE, Channel 9 in Lufkin, Texas, becomes the first microwave
operated television station.

In 1957 Malaysia gains its independence from Britain.

In 1960 The Agricultural Hall Of Fame is established.

In 1962 The Caribbean nation of Trinidad and Tobago become independent
within the British Commonwealth.

In 1964 California replaces New York as the most populous state.

In 1965 The U.S. House of Representatives joins the Senate in voting to
establish the Department of Housing and Urban Development.

In 1969 Boxer Rocky Mariciano dies in the crash of a small airplane in Iowa,
the day before his 46th birthday.

In 1971 Astronaunt Dave Scott is the first person to drive on the moon.

In 1973 The first heavyweight championship fight held in Japan (Forman beats
Roman).

In 1977 Aleksandr Fedotov sets world aircraft altitude record of 38.26 km
(125,524 feet) in a Mikoyan E-266M turbojet.

In 1978 Emily and William Harris plead guilty to the 1974 kidnapping of
Patty Hearst.

In 1980 Poland's Solidarity labor union is organized with an agreement
signed in Gdansk that ended a 17-day-old strike.

In 1983 Slain Philippine opposition leader Benigno S. Aquino Junior is
buried in his homeland, 10 days after he was shot dead as he ended a
self-imposed political exile.

In 1984 Pinlin Thomas defeats Tim Witherspoon for the WBC heavyweight title.

In 1985 The Pentagon announces that prospective recruits will be tested for
AIDS.

In 1985 Richard Ramirez, convicted in the "Night Stalker" killings in
California, is captured by residents in East Los Angeles.

In 1986 An Aeromexico DC-9 and a small private plane collide in mid-air near
Los Angeles killing all 64 aboard and 18 on the ground.

In 1986 The Soviet passenger ship Admiral Nakhimov collides with a merchant
ship in the Black Sea causing both to sink, killing 448.

In 1986 The motorcycle longjump record is set at 241 feet.

In 1987 Curtis Strange sets golf's earning for a year record at $697,395.

In 1987 The U.S. Justice Department challenges the constitutionality of the
1978 Ethics in Government Act, which provided for the appointment of
independent counsels. The Supreme Court upheld the law.

In 1988 Fourteen people are killed when a Delta Boeing 727 crashes during
takeoff from the Dallas-Forth Worth Airport.

In 1989 The fraud and conspiracy trial of PTL founder Jim Bakker in
Charlotte, NC, is interrupted after the former TV evangelist
suffered an apparent breakdown in his attorney's office.

In 1989 Britain's Princess Anne and husband Mark Phillips announce they
were separating.

In 1990 UN Secretary-General Javier Perez de Cuellar meets twice with Iraqi
Foreign Minister Tariq Aziz in Amman, Jordan, trying to negotiate a
solution to the Persian Gulf crisis.

In 1992 A dynamite explosion kills 500 in a Philippines mine.

In 1992 White separatist Randy Weaver surrenders to authorities in Naples,
Idaho, ending an 11-day siege at his cabin in which his wife, son
and a deputy U.S. marshal were killed.

In 1993 Hurricane Emily hits North Carolina's Outer Banks, killing three
people.

In 1993 Russia withdraws its last soldier from Lithuania, the first Baltic
nation to eject all former Soviet troops.

In 1994 The Irish Republican Army declares a cease-fire after 25 years of
bloodshed.

In 1997 7 people drown when their vehicle rolled into John D. Long Lake in
Union, SC. They had gone to see a monument to the sons of Susan
Smith, who had drowned the two boys in October 1994.

In 1998 The Dow Jones Industrial Average plummets a near-record 512 points
amid news of political chaos in Russia.

In 1999 Detroit's teachers went on strike, wiping out the first day of class
for 172,000 students in one of the largest teachers' strikes in
years. (The walkout lasted nine days.)

In 1999 An LAPA Boeing 737-200 crashes on takeoff from Buenos Aires,
Argentina, killing 72 people, including five on the ground.

In 2000 President Clinton vetoes a bill that would have gradually repealed
inheritance taxes.

In 2004 First lady Laura Bush and California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger
at the Republican National Convention in New York, NY.

Born On This Day...

In 12 Roman emperor, Caligula (37-41)

In 1663 French physicist, Guillaume Amontons (temperature measurement)

In 1786 French chemist, Michel-Eugene Chevreul (chemistry of fats)

In 1805 British auctioneer, Samuel Sotheby

In 1821 Scientist, Hermann Von Helmholtz (conservation of energy)

In 1840 Italian writer, Giovannini Verga (Eros)

In 1842 Physicist/writer, Mary Putnam Jacobi

In 1844 Author/feminist, Elizabeth Stuart Phelps Ward

In 1870 Italian educator/physician, Maria Montessori

In 1880 Queen Wilhelmina of Netherlands (1890-1947)

In 1889 A. Provost Idell, father of modern volleyball

In 1897 Actor, Frederic March (Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde)

In 1903 Radio/TV host, Arthur Godfrey (Talent Scout) [d: 3-16-83]

In 1903 English radio astronomer, Sir Bernard Lovell (113)

In 1907 Saxophonist/composer, Edgar Sampson (Duke Ellington) [d: 1-16-73]

In 1907 Editor, William Shawn (The New Yorker) [d: 12-8-92]

In 1908 Novelist, William Saroyan (Time of Your Life) [d: 5-18-81]

In 1914 Actor, Richard Basehart (Voyage to the Bottom of Sea) [d: 9-17-84]

In 1914 Astronomer, Sir Bernard Lovell (first major radio telescope) (102)

In 1916 Broadcast journalist, Daniel Schorr (CBS, CNN) (100)

In 1918 Composer, Alan Jay Lerner (My Fair Lady) [d: 6-14-86]

In 1924 Comedian/actor, Buddy Hackett (Music Man, The Love Bug) [d: 6-30-03]

In 1928 Actor, James Coburn (Our Man Flint, Magnificent Seven) [d: 11-18-02]

In 1931 Actor, Noble Willingham (CD Parker-Walker Texas Ranger) [d: 1-17-04]

In 1935 Political activist, Eldridge Cleaver [d: 5-1-98]

In 1935 Baseball Hall-of-Famer, Frank Robinson (career 586 HRs) (81)

In 1937 Actor, Warren Berlinger (Joey Bishop Show, Operation Petticoat) (79)

In 1939 Drummer, Jerry Allison (Buddy Holly & the Crickets) (77)

In 1940 Bassist/saxophonist, Wilton Felder (The Crusaders) (76)

In 1940 Actor, Jack Thompson (Breaker Morant) (76)

In 1942 Actress, Carole Wells (National Velvet, Pistols 'n Petticoats) (74)

In 1945 Singer, Van Morrison (Brown Eyed Girl, Domino, Wild Night) (71)

In 1945 Violinist, Itzhak Perlman (71)

In 1945 Russian cosmonaut, Leonid I. Popov (Soyuz 35, 40, T-7) (71)

In 1945 Actress, Carole Wells (Pistols 'N Petticoats) (71)

In 1947 Former football player, Carl Garrett (Raiders, Super Bowl XI) (69)

In 1948 Guitarist, Rudolf Schenker (Scorpions) (68)

In 1948 Saxophonist/fiddler, Andy Stein (Commander Cody) (68)

In 1949 Actor, Richard Gere (American Gigolo, Breathless, Pretty Woman) (67)

In 1949 Singer/guitarist, Rick Roberts (Firefall) (67)

In 1953 Attorney, Marcia Clark (Prosecutor-O.J. Simpson case) (63)

In 1955 U.S. hurdler, Edward Moses (Olympic-Gold-1976, 84) (61)

In 1957 Drummer, Gina Schock (Go Gos) (59)

In 1957 Singer/guitarist, Glenn Tilbrook (Squeeze) (59)

In 1958 Comedian/actress, Julie Brown (Just Say Julie, The Edge) (58)

In 1959 Singer, Tony DeFranco (DeFranco Family) (57)

In 1959 Actress, Rachael Dennison (Doralee Rhodes-Nine To Five) (57)

In 1960 Singer, Chris Whitley [d: 11-20-05]

In 1961 Golfer, Andy Dillard (55)

In 1963 Guitarist, Reb Beach (Winger) (53)

In 1965 Actor, Jaime P. Gomez (Evan Cortez-Nash Bridges) (51)

In 1966 Drummer, Jamey Pacheco (Black Sabbath) (50)

In 1968 Basketball player, Jennifer Azzi (1996 Women's Dream Team) (48)

In 1968 Actress, Cheryl Pollak (Susan-Melrose Place, Live Shot) (48)

In 1969 Bassist/singer, Jeff Russo (Tonic) (47)

In 1970 Singer, Debbie Gibson (Shake Your Love, Out of the Blue) (46)

In 1970 Bassist, Greg Richling (Wallflowers) (46)

In 1972 Actor, Chris Tucker (The Fifth Element, Rush Hour) (44)

In 1973 Actor, Zack Ward (Dave-Titus) (43)

In 1974 Tennis player, Andrei Medvedev (42)

In 1977 Singer, Tamara (Trina & Tamara) (39)

In 1979 Actor, Chad Brannon (Zander Smith-General Hospital) (37)

DID YOU KNOW?

  • It takes over 39,000 gallons of water to make one new car.
  • The shark has the greatest "electrical sensitivity" of any animal.
  • Gasoline was once sold in small bottles as a cure for lice.
  • According to a study, 3 out of 4 young children (2- to 5-year-olds) know how to work a computer mouse, but just 1 out of 10 can tie their shoes.
  • The average child runs every day, while the average adult doesn't.
  • One in five Americans have never flossed their teeth.

THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW

  • Ariana Grande confirms that she and Mac Miller are dating.
  • Huma Abedin is separating from her husband Anthony Weiner in the wake of this latest sexting scandal.
  • The husband of Heart lead singer Ann Wilson, Dean Stuart Wetter, is being held on investigation of assaulting two relatives during the group's show in Seattle.
  • A new study by researchers at Indiana University revealed that U.S. citizens waste approximately 2 million hours annually trying to figure out where a roll of tape starts.
  • Former NFL quarterback Tim Tebow will showcase his baseball skills for Major League Baseball teams in Los Angeles on Tuesday. Yep, he's trying for that now.
  • Now we're hearing that some people have actually started stealing prescription drugs from their pets!
  • The EU has ruled that Apple must pay up to $14.5 billion in back taxes to Ireland.
  • September 7 is the day we're told that Apple will unveil their latest iPhone and iWatch. That's a week from today.
  • Also available on your Amazon Prime account -- video classes. They call it the Great Courses Signature Collection and for an additional $7.99 a month, you can take video classes on topics like philosophy, ancient and modern history, photography, professional development, science and cooking.
  • Sales at Abercrombie and Fitch have slid for the 14th straight quarter.
  • Justin Bieber's major streaming successes landed him eight Guinness World records this year. The 2017 edition of the book awarded Biebs for most streamed track on Spotify in one week ("What Do You Mean?"), most streamed album on Spotify in one week (Purpose), most simultaneous tracks on the U.S. singles chart, and most simultaneous new entries in the Hot 100 by a solo artist.
  • Scientists have found evidence to support what many dog owners have long believed: that dogs really do understand some of what we're saying.
  • While Hawaii is bracing for back-to-back hurricanes, Florida and North Carolina are keeping an eye on their own approaching storms.


TOP 10 THINGS YOU SHOULD NEVER SAY TO HER

Askmen.com says there are some instances when you are better off either shutting up or telling a little white lie -- or risk spending the night on the couch.

  1. Man, you look so much like your mom!
  2. I would have invited you, but you're no fun.
  3. Anything related to marriage or children.
  4. Would have, could have, should have.
  5. You don't need another pair of shoes.
  6. Any story about your private life.
  7. Come on, a few little cramps never hurt anybody.
  8. What's the big deal? You have another birthday next year.
  9. Are you sure the dress shrunk?
  10. That's not the way my ex did it.

RAINY DAY FEELING

Fortune cookies can predict the mundane or the outrageous. And chances are they are funny as all get out. Here are 25 of the best as collected by Rinkworks.com:
  1. "You will find a bushel of money."
  2. "Your smile will tell you what makes you feel good."
  3. "You are going to have some new clothes."
  4. "Your family is young, gifted and attractive."
  5. "There is a true and sincere friendship between you both."
  6. "The night life is for you."
  7. "Face facts with dignity."
  8. "You are magnetic in your bearing."
  9. "You are free to invent your life."
  10. "Good sense is the master of human life."
  11. "Maybe someday we will live on the moon!"
  12. "Don't panic."
  13. "If you don't have time to live your life now, when will you?"
  14. "Ignorance never settles a question."
  15. "The best year-round temperature is a warm heart and a cool head."
  16. "Avert misunderstanding by calm, poise, and balance."
  17. "Simplicity and clarity should be your theme in dress."
  18. "You have a potential urge and the ability for accomplishment."
  19. "Do you believe? Endurance and persistence will be rewarded."
  20. "Good Luck bestows upon you. You will get what your heart desires."
  21. "Pat yourself on the back for creating an opportunity."
  22. "It could be better, but it's good enough."
  23. "You will find a thing. It may be important."
  24. "The calling that has sounded will not be the lasting call."
  25. "In youth and beauty, wisdom is rare."

Superstitions surrounding fortune cookies:

  • The cookie must be eaten for the fortune to come true.
  • The fortune must be read before any of the cookie is consumed or it won't come true.
  • The fortune must be read aloud to come true.

ENTERTAINMENT NEWS

Ruby Rose is back on the market. The former "Orange Is the New Black" actress and girlfriend Harley Gusman have split after more than two months of dating, People first reported. "It just didn't work out," a source told the mag. "They weren't on the same page." Rose, 30, and Gusman, who is the VP of marketing at skincare company Truly Organic, were first spotted together in June, when they dined at Hollywood eatery Katsuya. A month later, the couple celebrated the Fourth of July at Taylor Swift's star-studded bash in Rhode Island. The pair's breakup doesn't appear to be messy as both Rose and Gusman have yet to delete their snapshots of one another from social media. And as an insider told E! News, the actress's busy schedule was to blame. "She is shooting until the end of the year out of the country and focusing on her career," the source shared. Prior to romancing Gusman, Rose was briefly linked to singer Halsey after she and fiancee Phoebe Dahl called off their engagement last December. (Page Six)

Katharine McPhee has "no regrets" about her scandal-filled love life. The actress, who hooked up with her "Smash" director, Michael Morris, in 2013 while married to Nick Cokas, told Ocean Drive magazine that it was a learning experience. "I got married really young, and then divorced." McPhee, who is now single and dating, added, "This is what I should have been doing when I was 20 instead of planning a wedding. But I don't have any regrets. All of the choices I made I learned from in a really deep way." (Page Six)

Debbie Rowe just found out she must undergo chemo and radiation to fight her breast cancer that was recently diagnosed -- but if there is a silver lining, it's that the illness has brought Paris Jackson back into her life. We've learned Paris -- who went radio silent on Debbie 2 years ago -- has been spending time with her mom since we broke the story last month she's fighting breast cancer. Paris has been visiting Debbie at her ranch and Debbie has gone to Paris' home, where the 2 have reestablished their bond. They're also texting ... a lot. Debbie and Paris became very close after Paris' dad, Michael Jackson, died back in 2009. But a couple years ago Paris cut all ties ... wouldn't even return Debbie's calls. We're told Debbie starts her chemo next month, and Paris is at the center of her support system. (TMZ)

Lily Allen has responded to reports she collapsed at Notting Hill Carnival over the weekend, reassuring fans that she's "absolutely fine". It was reported over the weekend that singer Lily Allen collapsed at the annual Notting Hill Carnival in London after a heavy drinking session, when the star was photographed flung over her boyfriend's shoulder. Lily Allen has now responded to the story, first dropped by The Sun, to let fans know she's ok. Lily took to Twitter to say she is just "a lightweight" and that she's "absolutely fine" beside a screenshot of an email warning the story would be run. Glad you're ok, Lily! (British Glamour)

Zendaya Coleman's parents are splitting up after 8 years of marriage, and while it appears to be amicable ... Zendaya could be smack in the middle of settlement negotiations. Claire Stoermer filed divorce docs against Kazembe Ajamu Coleman late last week, citing irreconcilable differences. The couple married in 2008 -- when Zendaya was 12. Zendaya is their only child together, and because she's 19 ... child support won't be an issue. Here's what could be an issue -- Kazembe is her manager, and since that management contract was made during the marriage ... any money earned from that deal would be community property. According to the docs, Claire's not looking for spousal support, nor does she want the court to award him any ... so, it's likely they've worked out a settlement. Mom or Dad is usually with Zendaya when we see her out -- even when she's out on a date ... like earlier this year with Odell Beckham Jr. (TMZ)

Authorities say the husband of Heart lead singer Ann Wilson is being held on investigation of assaulting two relatives during the group's show in suburban Seattle. The Seattle Times is reporting that 65-year-old Dean Stuart Wetter appeared in King County District Court on Monday. Bail was set at $10,000. The paper says that according to court records, the two boys were watching the show from backstage when they left to walk around. They were walking past the tour buses when they saw Ann Wilson's new tour bus and wanted to look inside. Documents say Wetter started yelling after they left the door open and allegedly punched one of the boys in the back of the head before grabbing him by the throat. When the other boy stepped in, Wetter allegedly also grabbed his throat. Wetter is scheduled to appear in court again Wednesday. He married Ann Wilson in 2015. (Page Six)

LAPD Investigating Chris Brown for Felony Assault With a Deadly Weapon. Chris Brown is the subject of a criminal assault investigation after a woman called 911 claiming the singer threatened her with a gun. E! News has learned that LAPD officers are on their way to Brown's house to further investigate. The victim, who hasn't been identified, told police that Brown pointed a gun and threatened her, NBC News reports. She then left his house and called police. E! News has reached out to Brown's attorney, Mark Geragos, for comment. West Valley Robbery Homicide Division now has taken over the case, E! News confirms, and Brown remains inside his house but authorities are attempting to contact him. NBC News also reports Brown didn't initially cooperate with authorities and refused to come out of his house. Police on the scene were then told they needed a warrant to enter the property. Brown responded to the police's arrival with a few videos on Instagram. "So I'm asleep half the damn night, and I just wake up all these motherf--king helicopters choppers is around police out there out the gate. C'mon my n---a what the f--k else do you want from me," he says. "I stay out of the way taking care of my daughter. Do work. I don't f--k with ugly bitches, trifling bitches whatever the f--k it is. I'm not on that, bro. I'm way too tired to be dealing with this bulls--t." He continues, "Every three months y'all get tired of me. You gotta be. Every three months y'all come up with something, bro. what is it? What's goin to be next? Imma fart an elephant? C'mon my n---a. But at the same time when I call the police for stalker people that are endangering my life, they don't come until the next day. Let somebody make a f--ked up allegation about me and oh yeah the whole f--king SWAT team. My n---a I'm innocent f--k everybody I'm tired of hearing this s--t." This is hardly Brown's first run-in with the law. Most recently Brown's manager sued the R&B singer for alleged assault and battery. According to court documents obtained by E! News, Michael Guirguis, also known as Mike G of Nitevision Management, filed a lawsuit against the Grammy winner for assault, battery, false imprisonment, intentional infliction of emotional distress, breach of contract and breach of implied covenant of good faith and fair dealing after claiming Breezy "brutally" attacked him in early May before embarking on his European tour. The manager also claimed Brown was in a "drug-fueled" rage when he attacked him in a room and punched him four times in the face and neck -- injuries that ultimately led to an emergency room visit. The documents stated that the singer allegedly took to social media afterward, "boasting" to his friends about the incident. Guirguis claims in the documents that he was hired by the Grammy winner to "repair his reputation" after Brown pleaded guilty to assaulting his then-girlfriend Rihanna in 2009. Brown responded to the lawsuit on Instagram. "I fired them because they're stealing money," he claimed in response. "You're stealing money pal, so you're mad because you're no longer existent... God Bless you. Wish you the best of luck." (Eonline)

THE OTHER STUFF . . .

Blake Lively Enjoys Private Baby Shower With Close Friends Including Taylor Swift. The countdown to baby No. 2 is officially on. More than four months after news broke that Blake Lively was expecting her second child with husband Ryan Reynolds, E! News has exclusively learned that the actress enjoyed a private baby shower this past weekend. A source confirms that the celebration was held at the Bedford Post Inn Saturday afternoon in New York. Guests started arriving around 11 a.m. local time and enjoyed the 90-minute gathering in the heart of Westchester County. As for who scored a special invite, E! News can confirm Taylor Swift was in attendance and celebrated her friend's upcoming arrival. As for when she got an invite, we're picturing a special moment during the Fourth of July weekend. Totally possible, right? Once the shower ended, a few guests went back to Blake and Ryan's house to hang out and catch up even more. While Saturday's gathering was an official celebration, the Hollywood couple hasn't hidden their excitement at having a growing family. "We'd love to have a big family. We both come from big families -- my parents did four, Blake's did five," Ryan once gushed to Details magazine. "A lot of people say it's crazy, but we'll only know when we're there, you know?" And while acting on the big and small screen has certainly brought mom and dad plenty of happiness over the years, there is something about family that always takes priority. "It's the best," Blake told E! News when opening up about motherhood. "It's the thing that binds us all -- family. We have very unique jobs for a living, but we all are a part of someone's family. It's a nice thing." She later told Marie Claire UK, "I'm always ambitious about film-making, but I love my personal life so much -- and my family so much -- that it takes a lot to make me want to leave the house." Fortunately, we have a sense this baby shower was totally worth a little traveling. (Eonline)

Summer may be coming to a close, but that doesn't mean those scorching hot days have totally abandoned us just yet. At this point in the season, however, you've probably cycled through every possible combination of shorts, tanks, and breezy dresses that you own in a desperate effort to beat the heat. So what's a girl in search of fresh warm weather fashion to do? Well, if you're Kylie Jenner the answer appears to be rip open the butt pockets of your jeans and pioneer a new fashion trend as we head into the cooler months ahead. While everyone else is wearing denim frayed at the ankle or slashed open across the knee, Kylie's already on that next butt tear tip, taking a pair of scissors and going to town on the seat of her stonewashed denim. The Lip Kit CEO appears to have installed some strategic ventilation holes to her jeans, which though they leave a whole lot of under-butt cleavage fully exposed, also transform her pants into a viable option for even the sweatiest of Calabasas days. The reality star kept the rest of her pioneering ensemble simple, pairing her daring new pants aesthetic with an oversized vintage Metallica t-shirt she kept tucked in, a pretty substantial diamond ring worn on her pinky, and a $3500 black Sylvie bag by Gucci featuring a flame print and gold chain closure. With 23 days still left before we technically enter fall, we can't wait to see all the bold new ways Kylie incorporates these strategically placed holes into her daily apparel. After all, if Regina George can make breast hole t-shirts a thing, why can't Kylie pioneer the butt flap? (People)

Oprah Winfrey has a special job in mind for her longtime beau Stedman Graham. Nearly a year after she became the spokesperson and shareholder in Weight Watchers, Winfrey is loving her slender frame. But what does the mogul's fit figure mean for Graham? "I would like him to pick me up and carry me to the pool," she joked to PEOPLE Monday at the premiere of OWN's new original drama series Queen Sugar. "I've lost enough weight, he can pick me up and carry me to the pool. I can straddle him without breaking his back." Winfrey, 62, has yet to reveal her total weight loss, but she said in January that she had lost 26 lbs. And in May, the TV mogul said Weight Watchers has been a true lifestyle change. "I don't feel like I'm on a diet that I'm ever going to go off again," she said. "I feel like I'll be counting points for the rest of my life." Winfrey stunned at Monday's event in a dark, form-fitting dress with elbow-length sleeves. She wore her hair in a slick ponytail and topped off the look with black heels. Winfrey was all smiles on the red carpet as she posed for photos with Ava DuVernay, the show's co-creator. "I'm partnering with somebody who is not only this incredible talent for our time, Ava DuVernay, [but] you're going to see her rise and rise and rise," she said at the event. "Her future's so bright it is burning our eyes already." Oprah Says Weight Watchers 'Felt Like an Intervention From On High 'She spoke about her personal relationship with DuVernay, calling her a "great friend and sister." "We separate our business talks from our friend talks because we can talk for [hours]," she said. (People)

An emotional moment. Colton Haynes accepted the Human Rights Campaign's Visibility Award over the weekend with an emotional speech in which he promised to lead by example for LGBT youth. "I have experienced a lot of wow moments in my life, but I think tonight it's probably topping all of them," the Arrow actor, 28, said with tears in his eyes at the HRC Seattle gala on Saturday, August 27. "It's an extremely humbling experience for me to receive this award from the Human Rights Campaign and to know that this is about my visibility. One way I can express my gratitude is by telling you guys the truth about me." Earlier this year, Haynes publicly came out as gay during an interview with Entertainment Weekly. However, he says the reception wasn't entirely as positive as he had expected. "I never made a decision to be gay. That came just as naturally as the color of my eyes," the Teen Wolf alum explained on Saturday. "But however, it's up to me to be honest and open with everyone, and that's why I'm here tonight and that's why tonight is so special to me. I'm asked to play so many different roles as an actor, but tonight I can actually be myself for the first time. It feels incredible." Although Haynes has been an advocate for the LGBT community since he first opened up about his sexuality in May, he admits that he has some reservations about being honored with the HRC Visibility Award. "I don't necessarily feel especially deserving of this recognition," he told the audience. "We all know that there are many other ways, many other people who have come before me and blazed the trail as LGBT advocates and role models. And I'm walking in their shoes and I'm following in their lead. Instead, I'll accept this award as a promise. ... I'm making [a promise] to the next generation of lesbians and gay men, bisexuals, transgender youth, and I hope my example will give them the confidence and hope to be who they are as well, and for them to conquer their own fears and their own hesitations. I want to give the just a little more courage to know that they're loved just as they are and to know that they'll grow up beautiful and strong and proud." (US Weekly)

Remember last year's Lady Garden campaign? Well, it's back and this year fronted by Cara Delevingne. The Simeon Farrar capsule collection launches in Topshop on September 8, with 30 percent of the sales going towards Gynecological Cancer Fund. The two logo jumpers and joggers are each priced at £28. Last year's campaign was a big success and supported by including Alexa Chung, Rosie Huntington Whiteley, Ellie Goulding, Charlotte Tilbury, Kylie Minogue, Elizabeth Hurley and Emilia Fox. The idea is to raise awareness for gynecological cancers, which are often diagnosed too late. (British Glamour)

Kanye West is a hypocrite for embracing his wife's sex tape now that it suits his purposes, after blasting Ray J for daring to write a song about the famous video ... at least that's what Ray has been telling his crew. We're told Ray is livid that Kanye rhapsodized about the sex tape during the VMAs ... even giving him a shout-out. You'll recall after Ray J dropped "I Hit it First," Kanye called him "Brandy's little sister" and threw in "lame" for bad measure. Ray J can't do anything about his cameo in the "Famous" video, but he's not happy about it ... and it has nothing to do with shame over the sex tape. He just feels Kanye is two-faced for turning his nose up at the tape but then embracing it to make a buck. We're told Ray is also pissed that Kim trashed him after he released "I Hit it First," but then grinned ear to ear at the VMAs when Kanye referred to the sexual tryst that made her untold millions of bucks. (TMZ)

Don't have talent or connections but still want to nab a VMA someday? You're in luck. Jesse Helt, who took home Miley Cyrus' MTV Video Music Award for Video of the Year in 2014, is selling the Moonman on eBay. Helt, 24, joined the "Wrecking Ball" singer at the 2014 VMAs to raise awareness of youth homelessness, but encountered a slew of problems after his appearance. His attendance at the show was a probation violation stemming from 2010 charges of criminal mischief and trespassing after attempting to break into an apartment. Helt was sentenced to six months in jail. When he accepted Cyrus' award in 2014, he said, "I am accepting this award on behalf of the 1.6 million runaways and homeless youth in the United States who are starving, lost and scared for their lives right now. I know this because I am one of these people. I survived in shelters all over the city. I've cleaned your hotel rooms, I've been an extra in your movies, I've been an extra in your life. Though I may have been invisible to you on the streets, I have a lot of the same dreams that brought many of you here tonight." The listing for the award is brief: "In mint condition. Very rare one of a kind. No fingerprints." The trophy is engraved with both Cyrus' and Helt's names. As of Tuesday morning, the starting bid was $10,000 with the "Buy It Now" option going for $15,000 ... but there were no bids on the trophy yet, despite having 36 buyers "watching" the item. It's not a bad starting price: Coolio's "Gangsta's Paradise" trophy went for $60,000, while the Moonman for "We Are the World" was sold for a whopping $72,000. Helt recently got a studio apartment in Los Angeles and is expecting a baby with his partner, TMZ reports. The online auction proceeds will go towards taking care of the tot. (Page Six)

Music

Lance Bass Speaks for Everyone When He Says a Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake Collaboration Would Be ''Incredible.'' In a time when looking back on previous trends and classics seems to overshadow anything new that may come our way, we get teased with the possibility of something that could be the ultimate cap to our nostalgic marathon. Britney Spears made hearts pump with excitement when she casually shared that she'd love to collaborate with none other than her famous ex-boyfriend Justin Timberlake recently. When asked who her dream collaborators would be during a fan Q&A for Most Requested Live with Romeo, the "Make Me" songstress mentioned Aerosmith and Gwen Stefani, and then noted, "Justin Timberlake is very good." Um, yeah! So when E! News' Sibley Scoles caught up with fellow 'N Sync member Lance Bass, we had to get his thoughts on the possible pairing (spoiler alert: he's all about it, too!). "I would love to see that happen, of course. I think everyone in the world wants to see them together again in any capacity. It's like everyone's childhood dream," Bass (very accurately) tells us on the MTV Video Music Awards red carpet. He added, "I think it would be an incredible collaboration. I would want it to be a dance number, though. I want them to both -- kinda like that Michael-Janet [Jackson] type thing, would be incredible." Yes, exactly! Could you imagine the dance number these two could do?! Sorry, getting carried away already (but seriously, JT, your move). But speaking of nostalgia, Spears took everyone back last night when she made her return to the VMA stage for the first time in nearly 10 years. She began her set with "Make Me," walking out in a sheer jumpsuit with yellow sequins and bright yellow boots, and not too long afterward, G-Eazy joined her on stage to heat things up. She eventually transitioned into "Me, Myself & I," and continued the sexy dancing to the delight of everyone who watched. Before the iconic awards show, Britney revealed she was excited but nervous for what was to come. "I think there's something in the air with the VMAs," she told Cubby and Carolina in The Morning radio show Friday. "It's like electric. I can't really explain it." The 34-year-old continued, "Every time I've performed there it's always been one of those really big, nerve-racking experiences and the people that come, those celebrities, are so much fun and different...I still get very nervous." (Eonline)

Justin Bieber Scores 8 Guinness World Records for Purpose. Justin Bieber can add more awards to his trophy case. The "Children" crooner has worked his way into the Guinness World Records 2017 Edition book with eight records, thanks to his record-breaking Purpose album. The Biebs, 22, nailed the records for most streamed track on Spotify in one week for "What Do You Mean?," as well as the most streamed album on Spotify in one week for Purpose. Bieber also nabbed the record for most simultaneous tracks on the U.S. singles chart, and most simultaneous new entries in the Hot 100 by a solo artist. His other titles for his achievements are most viewed channel on YouTube for an individual, most subscribers on YouTube for a musician (male), most followers on Twitter (male) and first act to occupy all top three positions simultaneously on the U.K. singles chart thanks to "Love Yourself," "Sorry" and "What Do You Mean?" Purpose was streamed more than 205 million times on Spotify, and "What Do You Mean?" was streamed more than 30,723,708 times in a week. Not too shabby, Bieber! Guinness awarded Bieber his records Monday in NYC, and based on the photos it looks like the 22-year-old singer was pretty pleased to have some new frames to hang on his wall. Bieber has had quite the busy past couple of weeks, hanging out with rumored romance Sofia Richie. The "Baby" singer took his squeeze on a romantic getaway to celebrate her 18th birthday after she wasn't feeling well in Los Angeles. "Sofia was under the weather on her birthday so she really couldn't fully enjoy if but now she is feeling better so they are just spending time with each other," a source told E! News. "Justin treats Sofia really well." Not only did Sofia get whisked away to a beachfront property, she also received a romantic date night on their trip filled with candles and roses (in a heart shape, of course!). Although it seems these two are getting pretty close very quickly, Sofia and Justin aren't rushing into things. "Besides hooking up it all started as really good friends so they have a great foundation," the source revealed, adding, "They have not discussed titles yet with each other, just taking it slow." (Eonline)

Sam Hunt Becomes First Solo Male With Four Country Airplay No. 1s From a Debut LP. The coronation of "Make You Miss Me," Hunt says, is the "cherry on top of a chapter in my life I'll never forget." Sam Hunt banks his fourth No. 1 from his debut LP, Montevallo, on Billboard's Country Airplay chart (dated Sept. 10), as "Make You Miss Me" rises 2-1 in its 27th week, up by 4 percent to 47 million audience impressions, according to Nielsen Music. "Miss" is the fifth officially-promoted single from Montevallo, following the No. 1s "Leave the Night On" (Nov. 15, 2014); the slightly hip-hop-influenced "Take Your Time," with its partially spoken-word verses (May 2, 2015); and "House Party" (Sept. 12, 2015). Fourth single "Break Up in a Small Town" peaked at No. 2 (Feb. 13, 2016). "'Make You Miss Me' is an important song to me," Hunt tells Billboard. "Having it go No. 1 as the fifth single off of my first record is the cherry on top of a chapter in my life I'll never forget." With his latest coronation, the 32-year-old singer-songwriter is just the fourth artist, and first male, to land four Country Airplay No. 1s from a debut, major-label full-length, dating to the chart's Jan. 20, 1990, launch. Hunt is the first artist to achieve the feat since Florida Georgia Line rolled four from Here's to the Good Times(2012-14): "Cruise," "Get Your Shine on," "Round Here" and "Stay." Prior to FGL, Zac Brown Band tallied four Country Airplay No. 1s from its first major-label LP, The Foundation, in 2008-09: "Chicken Fried," "Toes," "Highway 20 Ride" and "Free." Brooks & Dunn first set the bar for rookies with four leaders from Brand New Man in 1991-92: the title cut, "My Next Broken Heart," "Neon Moon" and "Boot Scootin' Boogie." The last comparable chart achievement for a solo country male? More than quarter-century earlier, Clint Black scored four Hot Country Songs leaders from his debut album Killin' Time; he started his run in 1989, just before the Nielsen-based Country Airplay chart's inception. Montevallo has totaled nine weeks at No. 1 on Top Country Albums, where it debuted on top on Nov. 15, 2014, and sold 1.2 million copies to date. "For Sam to have the most No. 1 singles on Billboard's [main] country chart from a solo male's debut [full-length] album since Clint Black in 1989 is just incredible," says Universal Music Group/Nashville chairman & CEO Mike Dungan. "Sam's live shows are off-the-hook, and we'll have new music in a couple of months. It's great to be Sam Hunt." (Like Hunt, both Florida Georgia Line and Zac Brown Band just missed going five-for-five atop Country Airplay out-of-the-gate. Just as Hunt's "Break Up" stopped at No. 2, so did FGL's fifth and final single from Here's to the Good Times, "This Is How We Roll," featuring Luke Bryan, and ZBB's second single from The Foundation, "Whatever It Is." Brooks & Dunn reigned with its first four singles, then reached No. 6 with the fifth and final Brand New Man release, "Lost and Found.") Praises WBWL Boston program director Lance Houston of Hunt, he has "silenced his early critics, who said that he was too pop, or whatever. Sam's music has spoken for itself." (Billboard)

Florida Georgia Line & Tim McGraw Hit the Racetrack in 'May We All' Video. Now that they've conquered country music, could Florida Georgia Line's Tyler Hubbard and Brian Kelley have their eyes on Hollywood? The telegenic twosome give acting a try in the video for "May We All," the latest single from their Dig Your Roots album. Playing car-racing brothers alongside mechanic/spotter Tim McGraw, the pair strap on helmets and hit a dirt track in the short film about racing, family and doing what it takes to win. The TK McKamy-directed clip even features a bit of cliffhanger drama. "Working with Tim on the video was absolutely incredible," Kelley said in a press release according to The Boot. "Watching him show up pretty much in character the whole time, ready as can be and giving advice -- his spirit is amazing, and we took notes all day. It is really crazy because we grew up on Tim, and having him on the song feels like his stamp of approval." The video was shot at Tennessee National Raceway in Hohenwald, Tennessee and Hubbard said it was a chance to do explore new ground. "We always like to mix things up and push ourselves to do new things," Hubbard said. "Going full speed ahead with a video that is a mini-movie with more acting was a challenging and fun ride. We can't wait for the world to see it!" Go to the duo's official site to see some 360 VR video of the shoot. (Billboard)

Say Hello to Cleveland Rapper Ezzy's Uplifting 'Goodbye' Video. Cleveland rhymer Ezzy pens a love letter to the streets and chucks the deuces to his past struggles in the uplifting visual for "Goodbye," a motivational number off the soundtrack to the independent film The Land, executive produced by Nas. Here, the 19-year-old MC -- who also stars in the flick alongside fellow Clevelander Machine Gun Kelly -- shares anecdotes about life in "The Land" while spitting uplifting rhymes. "All the rough times, tough times/I remember gettin' through those," he says on the hook. "And for my people still here with me/Promise that I'ma make it for y'all." "'Goodbye' is a love letter to the neighborhood and the struggle," The Land director Steven Caple Jr. tells Billboard. "It has the classic hip-hop vibe with fresh lyrics. Ezzy wrote the perfect song for the film, we wanted that feel-good energy that lifts people's spirits. So to be able to direct the video and collaborate with Ezzy and Rafi -- who produced the track in a closet of a hotel -- was special. As we share it with the world, it becomes an open love letter." Ezzy is also hard at work on his upcoming self-titled EP Ezri. Say hello to the "Goodbye" video. The Land soundtrack is also available on all digital retailers. (Billboard)

Mel C Explains Why She Said No To Spice Girls Reunion Tour: 'Something Didn't Feel Quite Right'. It's all of nothing. That's how Melanie Chisholm (aka Mel C) felt after talks broke down last year to launch a 20th anniversary Spice Girls reunion. As far as Sporty Spice was concerned, if everyone wasn't in, the tour was a no-go. The "Wannabe" singer known for her track suits and attitude explains why she ultimately passed on what would have surely been a huge nostalgia payday in a new essay in The Love magazine, in which she reflects on the upside (and downside) of fame, her lifelong adoration of Madonna and the unbreakable forever bond she shares with her fellow Girls. "You're not going to get me complaining about my life-it's brilliant," Chisholm, 42, writes. "I know some people complain about the attention-but I wanted to be famous from the start. Like the rest of the Spice Girls I learnt very early on that you can't take one slice of the pie when it comes to fame. You have to eat the whole thing." Fame as hard at first, but Mel said after 20 years, "lots of therapy" and motherhood she's at peace with achieving her childhood dream of celebrity. And while she will always love performing and entertaining, what she could not come to an understanding about was reuniting the group when it became clear that not everyone was on board. "Look, I will be a Spice Girl until I die. But the continuous speculation on whether we will reform to celebrate 20 years of Wannabe has been particularly exhausting," she says of talk that the quintet might get the band back together to celebrate two decades since the release of their breakthrough "Wannabe" single. "Don't get me wrong - I totally get it. But is it a new rule that bands have to reform? Why can't we just be remembered for our incredible achievements in the nineties. When we embarked on the [2007] reunion tour it was amazing, scary and surreal all at the same time. The five of us back together again. Like we'd stepped back in time for a global celebration of the band." While Geri Horner (Ginger Spice), Mel B (Scary Spice) and Emma Bunton (Baby Spice) were reportedly eager to launch a major international tour, Chisholm said after some face to face meetings earlier this year with the group she "made the difficult decision not to be part of a proposed reunion." With Victoria Beckham (Posh Spice) out because of the demands of her fashion label and family, Chisholm said something felt off. "The hardest part for me was letting people down, the girls, the fans, civilization?!," she says. "Unfortunately something didn't feel quite right and I had to follow my gut." (Billboard)

Trace Adkins to Donate $10,000 to Family of Slain Police Officer. Just days before he takes the stage at the Back Porch On the Creek, Trace Adkins and the Knoxville venue's owners announced that they will donate $10,000 to the family of Maryville, Tennessee, police officer Kenny Moats. Adkins is scheduled to perform at the Creek on Sept. 2 and WVLT reported that $1 from each ticket sold will be donated to the local Fraternal Order of Police in honor of Moats, who was shot and killed while responding to a domestic disturbance call last Thursday. Both Adkins and the Back Porch owners reportedly felt they needed to do more after hearing about Moats killing, so they decided on the $10,000 donation to the late officer's wife and three children. Law enforcement members can present their badges for free admission to the show. In other news, Adkins will return to theaters in November when he stars in Stagecoach: The Texas Jack Story, playing the role of Nathaniel Reed, a reformed outlaw who returns to his gun slinging ways after an old nemesis returns looking for vengeance, according to The Boot. (Billboard)

Justin Bieber Lands Eight Guinness World Records. Justin Bieber just made the latest edition of the Guinness World Records book, and, no, it's not for the artist who left behind the most fans when he split Instagram. According to Guinness, Bieber is now the proud owner of eight new titles thanks to his smash success on Spotify and his chart domination. The Guinness World Records 2017 edition honors Bieber, 22, for landing the most streamed track on Spotify in one week ("What Do You Mean?," 30,723,708 times), as well as the most streamed album on Spotify in one week (Purpose, 205 million times), the most simultaneous tracks on the Billboard Hot 100 (17) in December 2015 and for being the first act to fill three top slots simultaneously on the U.K. singles chart: ("Love Yourself" (No. 1), "Sorry" (No. 2) and "What Do You Mean?" (No. 3). He was also noticed for having the most simultaneous new entries on the Billboard Hot 100 chart (13), the most Twitter followers (82,235,563) and YouTube subscribers of any male (20,711,202) and the most viewed YouTube music channel (10,478,651,389). A team of Guinness staff recently presented Bieber with his certificates before a sold-out show at Madison Square Garden in New York. (Billboard)

Rudy Giuliani needs to quit playing music critic, and start worrying more about the black families he's destroyed ... according to T.I. ... who's laughing off Giuliani's attack on Beyonce. T.I. was in Bev Hills Monday night when he went off about Giuliani ripping Bey's VMA performance, which addressed police violence against the black community. The ex-mayor says he's saved way more black lives than any hip-hop artist -- but T.I. has a different point of view on Giuliani's track record. As Tip put it ... "Tomato, tomahto." (TMZ)

Movies

Practically perfect in every way! Julie Andrews has given her blessing for Emily Blunt to play the iconic Mary Poppins in there make. Blunt, 33, revealed to Entertainment Weekly that Mary Poppins Returns director Rob Marshall had a conversation with the star of the original, now 80, who won the Academy Award for her performance as the magical nanny. "Rob said he was in the Hamptons, and he saw [Andrews], and he said, 'It's top secret, but Emily Blunt's paying Mary Poppins,'" Blunt said. "And she went, 'Oh, wonderful!'" "I felt like I wanted to cry," she continued. "It was lovely to get her stamp of approval. That took the edge off it, for sure." The Devil Wears Prada actress explained why she's so nervous to take on the musical role. "I feel a little more trepidation with this [character] because she's so emblematic of people's nostalgia," she said. "It's such an important character in people's childhood." However, the Girl on the Train star has a different take on Poppins than Andrews' interpretation of the character, first created by author P.L. Travers in a series of eight books. "We're delving into the books a lot more, which is a different version of the character, I'll say that much," she said. "She's a little meaner, yeah." Hamilton's Lin-Manuel Miranda will star alongside Blunt as a lamplighter, Jack, and Meryl Streep is also in talks to join the remake. Mary Poppins Returns is scheduled to hit theaters in December 2018. (US Weekly)

'Louder Than Bombs,' 'Land of Mine,' 'Sparrows' Nominated for Nordic Council Prize. Features from Finland's Juho Kuosmanen and Swedish director Magnus von Horn are also among the contenders for Scandinavia's top film honor. Louder Than Bombs, the debut of Norwegian director Joachim Trier, Runar Runarsson's Icelandic feature Sparrows and Danish filmmaker Martin Zandvliet's drama Land of Mine are among this year's nominees for the Nordic Council Prize, the top pan-Scandinavian cinema honor. The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Maki, an idiosyncratic boxing drama from Finland's Juho Kuosmanen, and Magnus von Horn's somber Swedish-Polish drama The Here After complete this year's list of Nordic film awards contenders. The winner will be announced Nov. 1 in Copenhagen, Denmark. The Nordic Council Film Prize, intended to honor the best Scandinavian film of the year, comes with a $52,500 cash bursary. Previous winners include Dagur Kari's Virgin Mountain, Benedikt Erlingsson's Of Horses and Men, Thomas Vinterberg's The Hunt and Antichrist from Lars von Trier. (Hollywood Reporter)

'When The Bough Breaks' Premiere: Cast Praises Jaz Sinclair on First Major Role. "She's a throwback actress. She really investigates and takes it seriously. She's about that work and that's what I love about her," Theo Rossi tells THR of his costar's breakout performance. Jon Cassar's When The Bough Breaks premiered Sunday night at the Regal Cinemas L.A. Live in Los Angeles. The cast, including Morris Chestnut, Regina Hall, Jaz Sinclair and Theo Rossi, turned out on the red carpet in support and excitement for the psychological thriller. Hall, who is known for her comedic chops, explained to The Hollywood Reporter how she doesn't prepare differently for roles outside the comedy genre. "I didn't do anything really differently," she said. "I have the same work process. This just required me to tackle a lot more emotional energy." Although Chestnut and Hall have worked on several projects together, their roles in the past rarely intersected on screen, with this being the first film where the duo play opposite each other. Chestnut, who also serves as the executive producer of the film, opened up to THR about his continuous experience working with Hall. "[Regina and I] have done many films together, but our characters never really interacted," he explained. "So it was great working with her. She's such a great actress with a great sense of humor so it was a lot of fun." Hall wasn't the only actress of the evening to earn recognition for her work. Theo Rossi, who plays the fiancee to Sinclair, highlighted the young actress' maturity level for her first major role. "Jaz might be young, but she's kind of a veteran," he tells THR. "She has the process of somebody who's been doing it a long time. She has this beautiful mindset of a young person who just really gets it." He continued: "She's a throwback actress, she really investigates and takes it seriously. She's about that work and that's what I love about her." When The Bough Breaks is a modern-day psychological thriller about a couple, John (Chestnut) and Laura Taylor (Hall), who desperately want a child but are unable to have one on their own. They decide to look into surrogacy options, and after meeting Anna (Sinclair), they hire her as their surrogate. Initially, the two were excited to embark on this journey, however, they find out that not only does Anna have an abusive fiancee, but she also has a relentless fixation and obsession with John. Even though Anna is carrying their child, the couple must find a way to protect their family. The reigning topic of the evening was Sinclair's breakout performance. When asked how she feels about all the praise from her costars, Sinclaire said, "I'm on cloud nine right now. I'm so excited to bring people together and to celebrate everyone's hard work. This whole experience has been a dream." When The Bough Breaks opens nationwide Sept. 9. (Hollywood Reporter)

Scott Eastwood Had No Idea Fast 8 Costars Vin Diesel & Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson Had Problems! See What HE Says The Set Was Like! We guess Scott gets along with everyone! The feud between Fast 8 costars Vin Diesel and Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson seems to keep growing as over the past couple of weeks the action stars' costars have taken sides and the pair have continued to throw a little shade -- but apparently they kept it quiet on set. Scott Eastwood didn't even know anything was wrong! The Fast & Furious rookie recently sat down with ET regarding his upcoming flick Snowden -- and he was OF COURSE asked about the Fast 8 feud! Interestingly enough, Scott admitted: "I had a great time working on the film. I don't know anything about that stuff." What's even funnier is the studly actor described the atmosphere as very friendly, almost like a family: "We had barbecues like every day on set. Tyrese would put on barbecues for everybody." The 30-year-old continued: "We'd go run out and shoot a scene and come back and listen to music and eat grilled chicken." Though we definitely think Eastwood is playing it smart and not fueling the feud fire by taking sides, we always love new dirt on a nasty feud! What do you think of Scott saying silent on the Fast 8 feud?! While you'll have to wait until April 14, 2017 for Fast 8 to drive into theaters, you can catch Scott before then in Snowden which opens September 16! (Perez Hilton)

TV

Why Is Rick Perry Doing Dancing With the Stars? A rapper popular in the 1990s, two actresses from beloved sitcoms, two Olympians... these Dancing With the Stars contestants make sense. And then there's Rick Perry, the former governor of Texas and one-time presidential candidate. Yes, a man who was one of the many vying for the Republican nomination is lacing up his dance shoes and going after the Mirrorball Trophy. As the saying goes, if you can't be president, why not try to win Dancing With the Stars? That's not a saying? Maybe it will be. Sure, reality TV worked in Donald Trump's favor to make him a household name with countless seasons of The Apprentice and Celebrity Apprentice on NBC under his belt, so is Perry hoping for the same? He took to Twitter to explain why he's partnering with Emma Slater and hitting the dance floor for Dancing With the Stars season 23. "I'm dedicated to helping #veterans however possible, and I'm going to use @dancingabc as a stage to do that. #DWTS," he tweeted along with a photo of himself and Slater in their DWTS garb. The full Dancing With the Stars season 23 cast was announced on Good Morning America with Ryan Lochte and Laurie Hernandez, fresh off the Rio Olympics, and their professional partners Cheryl Burke and Val Chmerkovskiy, there to help announce the cast. Lochte, who made headlines in Rio for both winning medals and a robbery report, said he's joining the show to move on from the negative press. "The past two weeks have been the lowest point of my life. It's been really hard. But the fans, my family, my friends, they've all been really positive, keeping me going. And that's what I wanna do. And this is perfect with the show because I want to put that behind me," he said. "I'm never one to dwell on the past. I just want to move forward and I want the whole world to move forward. Everyone's got to be sick and tired of hearing about this. I know I am." Later in the show he admitted he has no dance experience and he's "starting from scratch." "I'm definitely really excited. This is completely new for me. I think it's time for me to hang up my Speedo and put on my dancing shoes," he said. Dancing With the Stars season 23 premieres Monday, Sept. 12 at 8 p.m. on ABC. (Eonline)

Derek and Julianne Hough Are Both Returning to Dancing With the Stars for Season 23. We'll have double the Chmerkovskiys on Dancing With the Stars this season, and also double the Houghs because both Derek and Julianne Hough are in talks to return to the show for its upcoming 23rd season. E! News has learned that the Hough siblings are close to officially heading back to the ballroom -- Derek as a pro and Julianne once again as a judge. ABC does not comment on casting for the show, but the full celeb lineup will be revealed on Good Morning America on Tuesday. Derek, who has won six Mirrorball Trophies (most recently with Bindi Irwin in season 21), told us earlier this week when he cohosted TV Therapy that he's gotten a little more free time now that his Broadway production of Singin' In the Rain has been pushed to 2017. "It frees me up to do some other things too, so it's kind of fun," he said. "Broadway's one of my plans, it's in my cards, it's happening, but right now it's leaving me open. Plans change a little bit, so now I have some time to create some fun opportunities, some fun things, including Hairspray." Derek is pulling live TV double duty this fall, since he's also starring in NBC's Hairspray Live! as Corny Collins. Fortunately, rehearsals for Hairspray don't start until Oct. 24, so he'll just have the one day job until then. You know, because being a DWTS pro isn't physically demanding and time consuming or anything. He revealed to E! News earlier this month that he would never rule out returning to DWTS when the time is right. "I'm not one for closing chapters in that way, especially for something that's so important to me, and that's been like family for so many years," he said while promoting Hairspray Live! at NBC's TCA red carpet. "So, for me in my mind, that door is always open, and we'll see!" Meanwhile, Julianne is returning for her third season as DWTS judge after sitting out season 22. "Julianne will always be a part of the Dancing with the Stars family and we hope to see her back in the ballroom in the future," DWTS producer Rob Wade told People at the time of her departure. "I promise it's not the last you'll see of me in the ballroom," Hough also told the mag. "I will miss being on the panel for season 22, but have a lot of exciting stuff coming that I look forward to sharing." Hough joins fellow pros Maksim and Val Chmerkovskiy, Gleb Savchenko, Witney Carson, Artem Chigvintsev, Sharna Burgess, Lindsay Arnold and Sasha Farber. Celeb dancers include Amber Rose, Ryan Lochte, Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds, Terra Jole and Jake T. Austin, with JoJo Fletcher eyed for competition as well. Find out who else is competing for the Mirrorball Trophy when the full DWTS cast is announced on Good Morning America on Tuesday, Aug. 30. The DWTS season 23 premiere airs Monday, Sept. 12 at 8 p.m. on ABC. Update: Derek Hough has officially confirmed his return to Dancing with the Stars, via Instagram! After explaining that Singin' in the Rain has been delayed, he writes, "with my fall schedule freeing up, I'm excited to say that I'll be back on Dancing with the Stars for season 23. It's always great to be back with my DWTS family, coaching, creating, and making lasting memories." (Eonline)

'Younger' Season 3 to Highlight Liza's Love Triangle. The Sutton Foster starrer returns Sept. 28. Who will Liza choose? When TV Land's Younger returns for season three, Sutton Foster's Liza will find herself torn between the two men in her life: ex-boyfriend Josh (Nico Tortorella) and boss and new love interest Charles (Peter Hermann). Season two left off with Liza turning to both Josh and Charles when stricken with guilt over Kelsey (Hilary Duff) blaming her for boyfriend Thad's (Dan Amboyer) death. After the funeral, Liza turned to Josh for sex-with-an-ex but later, after she quit her job at Empirical, Charles kissed her -- finally -- in hopes of convincing her to come back. Charles' grand gesture worked and Liza returned to the publishing house where she and Charles could presumably explore the tension that had been simmering all season long. But in the finale's ending moments, Josh appeared on Liza's doorstep to say that he is all in and wants to give them another try. In the Sept. 28 premiere, Liza will be faced with a difficult decision as her love life continues to be torn in two directions, and the key art, revealed exclusively by The Hollywood Reporter, teases a third season with the Josh-Liza-Charles love triangle in headlines. While Josh knows Liza's secret -- the 40-year-old is posing as 26 -- Charles remains unaware. Younger has already been renewed for a fourth season, as Viacom-owned TV Land picked up the single-camera comedy from executive producer Darren Star in June. The announcement marked Younger's second early renewal after season three was greenlit, also ahead of season two's debut. Season three premieres Wednesday, Sept. 28, at 10 p.m. ET/PT. (Hollywood Reporter)

Grimm Coming to an End After Season 6. What Hexenbiest do we have to blame for this? NBC's just announced that its funky fairy tale mashup series Grimm will come to an end after its upcoming sixth season, giving fans a chance to say goodbye to Wesen hunter Nick Burkhardt (David Guintoli), along with all of his friends and foes lurking about the Pacific Northwest. Unfortunately, they'll have to wait a little longer for the final season to even start, as the network has also pushed the premiere date from the previously announced Friday, Oct. 28 to Friday, Jan. 6. In the final 13 episodes of the series, Grimm will focus on the battle fans have been waiting for: Nick vs. the villainous Capt. Renard. With Renard (Sasha Roiz) now in the seat of power as Portland's mayor elect, Nick will be forced to take a stand to protect his city and those closest to him. And that wasn't the only announcement NBC made. Along with the revelation about Grimm's future, the network also revealed premiere dates for the highly-anticipated reboot of The Celebrity Apprentice with new host Arnold Schwarzenegger, as well as the new series Emerald City. The Celebrity Apprentice will premiere Monday, Jan. 2 at 8 p.m. In this new, Donald Trump-less season, Schwarzenegger will be joined in the boardroom by a series of high-profile advisers, including Warren Buffett, Tyra Banks, and Jessica Alba, to decide who among the 16 celebrity contestants deserve the title of the Celebrity Apprentice, as well as a $250,000 check for their designated charity. Competing this season are: Laila Ali, Brooke Burke-Charvet, Eric Dickerson, Boy George, Matt Iseman, Carrie Keagan, Carson Kressley, Lisa Leslie, Jon Lovitz, Vince Neil, Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi, Kyle Richards, Chael Sonnen, Porsha Williams, Ricky Williams, and Carnie Wilson. Emerald City, the network's bold re-imagining of The Wizard of Oz, premieres on Friday, Jan. 6, following Grimm at 9 p.m. The series centers on 20-year-old Dorothy Gale (Adria Arjona), who is transported by tornado to another world -- a mystical land where an all-powerful ruler (Vincent D'Onofrio) governs over one kingdom, has outlawed magic, and faces not only the wrath of a growing cauldron of witches but a looming disaster brought on by a mythical force. Are you bummed that Grimm has been canceled? Or is the time right to wrap up Nick's story? (Eonline)

The Real Housewives of Orange County's Briana Keeps Things Grounded at Merv Griffin's Estate. Briana Culberson, Vicki Gunvalson's daughter, is the breath of fresh air needed on The Real Housewives of Orange County. She comes in every few episodes, with her cute kids and real-world problems and down-to-earth outlook and reminds viewers (and the ladies) that there are normal people in Orange County. This week she was on hand to help celebrate her mom's birthday (and her own), at the Merv Griffin estate, a gigantic home that had the task of housing the larger-than-life personalities of Vicki, Tamra Judge and Kelly Dodd. "I don't know who Merv Griffin is, but I hope he's single," Kelly said. For those not in the know, Merv Griffin was a TV host and media mogul. He's credited with creating Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy! and hosted The Merv Griffin Show from 1965-1986. While basking in the fruits of his fortune, the ladies rehashed drama and prepared for their next large group outing. But that's not important. What's important is the moment Vicki surprised Briana with a visit from her husband, Ryan. The two are living apart while Briana gets their new home ready in the OC and gets her health in order and Ryan finishes out his service in the Marines. The look on her face when her kids ran up to Ryan was priceless. Vicki did good. More of this, please. Michael, Vicki's son, was also there and just as uncomfortable around the cameras as ever. Meanwhile, Heather Dubrow and Dr. Terry Dubrow talked more about his absence from family events. Their daughter has been trolling Terry with pictures of empty chairs from events he's missed. Then there was Shannon Beador and husband David. David frolicked around Mexico nude. He's been keeping it tight, in case you were wondering. "The last time we were in Mexico was one of the worst times in my life," Shannon said in a confessional. "But to being on a second honeymoon in Cabo after renewing our vows That to me absolutely affirms fighting for my family was the perfect and right thing to do." Also Meghan King Edmonds was around the desert or something. The drama finally reached a high point when Heather, Tamra and Kelly met to discuss their fears over the upcoming large group gathering. Heather didn't want another outburst like the "dumb f-k" dinner and Kelly was pissed her integrity was being questioned. And it was Tamra who got the stories wrong and made things slightly even worse between everybody... but it looks like they've patched things up. Kelly acknowledged her problem with anger and noted the alcohol probably contributed to her outbursts at the 1970s party and "dumb f-k" dinner. So... off to the desert they go. Again. By the way, this is something she said about Heather earlier in the episode: "First of all, you don't act like you're a hierarchy than me. You don't do that." The Real Housewives of Orange County airs Mondays, 9 p.m. on Bravo. (Eonline)

Bachelor in Paradise Recap: Praise Be to Ghost Dog (and the Arrival of Wells) For One Incredible Episode. We are not worthy! Monday night's episode of Bachelor in Paradise was a Dream. Come. True., both for us and for one young lady named Ashley Iaconetti. We've been waiting all season for the arrival of Wells the hipster, with whom we fell in love during JoJo's season, and, he finally made his entrance. It was honestly better than anything we could have imagined, and it's probably all thanks to the ghost of Ashley's dead dog, Lucy. Jared and Ashley were still discussing her sorta sabotage of his relationship with Caila, and Ashley broke down. She was sure that everything she thought about Caila was true, but she admitted that she was only telling Jared about it because she was still jealous, and she had no one else to distract her. To the camera, Ashley also mused that perhaps she was also so emotional over the fact her dog, Lucy, had recently died. She hoped Lucy was watching over her, and was with her on that beach, guiding her out of her funk. Cue a truly incredible montage of dogs on a beach, dogs on a pier, and Lucy floating in the sky, barking happy thoughts and well wishes to Ashley I. Of course, that was when Wells walked in. The entire beach came together to encourage Wells to ask Ashley on his date. He seemed into it, Ashley seemed into it, and literally everyone was rooting for them. The gang, all gathered in the pool for the big announcement, all applauded and cheered when Wells asked Ashley out. Turns out they're weirdly perfect for each other. She loves the way his eyes contrast with his black brows. She loves the dogs on his Instagram. He thinks she's strikingly beautiful. He's lovably ridiculous, as indicated by him thinking no one else has heard of the Talking Heads, but he didn't really laugh when Ashley said her favorite band was Hanson. A dog visited them on their date, and then they happened upon some children making wishes on floating lanterns. Ashley and Wells made their wish, and as they walked away happily, their lantern caught fire and fell to the ground. It could not have been more perfect. Meanwhile, Jared and Caila moved past Ashley by talking about how they're moving past Ashley, and we couldn't have cared less. Ashley and Wells laid low for most of the rest of the episode, until one last straggler named Jamie arrived on the beach, and immediately asked Wells on a date. Ashley wasn't even awake yet, so Wells couldn't talk to her about it, even though he wanted to. Ashley was surprisingly calm about this, until Caila and Jared started "flaunting" themselves in front of her. She sat down with Caila and told her that she's feeling better, and feeling good about her mental state, but obviously this is a process. She admitted that if Wells hadn't shown up, she would not be OK, which was obvious anyway. Caila then asked if Ashley would prefer it if Caila just went home, which was basically the worst question she could have asked. What was Ashley supposed to say to that? We didn't actually hear Ashley say yes, but Caila decided to go home anyway. "I don't need to be here. I don't need the attention. I don't need any of that," Caila said, and she left. Bye! But clearly this is not the end of this. Elsewhere, everything was all over the place. Lace wasn't talking to Grant for some reason, and we've sort of lost track of why they're not getting along because we don't like it. Luckily, after a day of Grant chasing Lace around asking her to talk, and her telling him to leave her alone, they reconnected. Lace had gotten scared, and Grant was worried about Lace being scared, but they're happy together, and we're happy about that. Josh and Amanda, meanwhile, are just as they always are. Questioned by everybody, but happy together... or are they? There was a bit of a tiff as Amanda dared to go to sleep alone one night without warning Josh first, so he just kept thinking he was waiting on her to share the sex bed with him (we refuse to call it the Boom Boom Room). Josh threw a bit of a fit, then fell asleep moaning and dreaming of pizza. Amanda and Josh were fine the next day during the cocktail party, but the twins and Nick were still super worried about a guy who would throw a fit over sleeping arrangements. Plus, there's Andi's book to never, ever forget. Nick explained why he believed the things that were said in the book, and the twins freaked out. Their vision of love as a fairytale was broken, and it kind of seemed like they were do distressed that they gave up on their own potential relationships. At the rose ceremony, they decided not to give their roses to anyone, and to just leave the show together (meaning Canadian Daniel, Ryan (who?), and Carl (who?) were all eliminated)... but not before telling Amanda what they learned. Amanda was at first confused by their speaking in unison and their repeated assurances to not freak out, but she was definitely unhappy. Of course, she immediately told Josh about what the twins said, and what they heard from some secret source. Somehow, Josh didn't immediately assume it was his rival Nick, so he confronted the group as a whole, and Nick spoke up. Josh was livid. The best part was when Nick said that all he knows is that the parts of the book that were about him were true, so he had trouble believing that the parts about Josh were not true. "All I know... is I need to try and work on this right now," was all Josh could say back, before going to track down Amanda. BUT THE BOOK IS 100% FICTIONAL!! Even after she listed all of the people who warned her about Josh, Amanda decided to just ignore them all and trust Josh, based on something we apparently haven't been privy to. Amanda's been blinded by love and moaning, and there may be nothing anyone can do to save her. Meanwhile, Evan and Carly are so in love. They told each other they're falling in love with each other. "How did I fall in love with the penis man?!" Carly wondered, as did we. Aww-ish! We're still not totally Evan fans, but we're getting there. He's growing on us. And finally, we're not sure when Nick went from being the bad guy to being one of our faves, but that's a thing that just keeps happening on this show. Bachelor in Paradise airs Mondays and Tuesdays at 8 p.m. on ABC. (Eonline)

Reality TV Cameras Caught The Moment Hope Solo Found Out About Her Suspension & Termination -- Watch Her Unleash Fury On Film! There's no doubt U.S. women's Olympic soccer player Hope Solo hasn't had the smoothest past few months. First the police report came out detailing her domestic violence charge, then she came under fire for some Zika tweets, and of course that whole calling Sweden's soccer team "cowards" thing. Unfortunately for Solo, as a result of her extremely inconsiderate comments regarding her international opponents, the U.S. goalkeeper was not only given a six month suspension from U.S. Women's soccer, but the USWNT terminated her contract with the national team! Hope was OBVIOUSLY not happy about the decision as we already saw her written response -- but the Fullscreen series Keeping Score caught the athlete's frustration moments after the decision was made as the teary eyed brunette exclaimed: "Seventeen f*cking years and it's over." If you're interested in catching Keeping Score, the last episode in the series which deals with Solo's suspension airs September 2 on Fullscreen! (Perez Hilton)

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