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Music Calendar...

In 1944 Bing Crosby and the Andrews Sisters record Cole Porter's "Don't Fence Me In" for Decca Records.

In 1960 Elvis Presley begins filming "Flaming Star," his first movie where he played a dramatic non-singing role.

In 1964 "A Hard Day's Night" by the Beatles hits #1 on the U.S. albums chart and stayed there for for 14 weeks.

In 1965 Bob Dylan unveils his new electric sound at the Newport Folk Festival and is booed offstage.

In 1966 In San Francsico, Brian Jones performs his last gig with the Rolling Stones.

In 1966 Eric Clapton plays lead guitar for George Harrison's "While My Guitar Gently Weeps" on the Beatles "White Album."

In 1966 The Supremes' single "You Can't Hurry Love" is released.

In 1968 Big Brother & The Holding Company's "Cheap Thrills" album is released.

In 1969 Neil Young appears with Crosby, Stills and Nash for the first time at New York's Fillmore East.

In 1970 Rare Earth performs "Get Ready" and "I Know I'm Losing You" on ABC-TV's "American Bandstand."

In 1970 "25 or 6 to 4" by Chicago and "Candida" by Dawn both enter the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1970 "(They Long To Be) Close To You" by the Carpenters hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 4 weeks.

In 1971 The Beach Boys' album "Surf's Up" is released.

In 1973 George Harrison pays a one million pound tax on his "Bangladesh" concert and album.

In 1977 AC/DC's album "Let There Be Rock" is released.

In 1980 Kiss introduces their new drummer, Eric Carr, at a concert at the Palladium in New York City.

In 1980 AC/DC's album "Back In Black," their first with Brian Johnson as lead singer, is released.

In 1980 "The Rose" by Bette Midler is certified gold.

In 1981 "Stop Draggin' My Heart Around" by Stevie Nicks (with Tom Petty), "Hold On Tight" by ELO and "For Your Eyes Only" by Sheena Easton all enter the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1981 "The One That You Love" by Air Supply is #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1984 Tina Turner's album "Private Dancer" is certified gold.

In 1990 Bruce Springsteen and Patti Scialfa become parents to son Evan James.

In 1992 Bryan Adams helps two motorists whose car struck his on a highway in St. Gellen, Switzerland.

In 1993 Willie Nelson announces he would donate money from his next three concerts to Midwest flood relief.

In 1994 Paul McCartney announced he was boycotting Gillette because the company tested its products on animals.

In 1994 The International Astronomical Union names an asteroid after the late Frank Zappa, called "Zappafrank."

In 1995 Charlie Rich ("The Most Beautiful Girl") dies of a blood clot in his lung at age 62.

In 1995 Gloria Estefan's album "Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me" is certified double platinum.

In 1997 The restaurant "Elvis Presley's Memphis" opens at 126 Beale Street in Memphis.

In 1997 Bone Thugs 'n Harmony's album "The Art Of War" is released.

In 1999 Woodstock '99 ends in in Rome, New York.

In 2000 Pat DiNizio, singer for the Smithereens, announces that he is running for a U.S. Senate seat for New Jersey on the Reform Party.

In 2001 Mariah Carey checks herself into a hospital suffering from an emotional and physical breakdown.

In 2002 Jennifer Lopez files for divorce from her second husband, Cris Judd.

In 2003 Iron Butterfly lead guitarist Erik Braunn dies at age 52.

Today In History...

In 1593 France's King Henry IV converts from Protestantism to Roman Catholicism.

In 1814 The Americans defeat the British in the Battle of Niagara Falls.

In 1866 Ulysses S. Grant is named General of the Army, the first officer to hold the rank.

In 1868 The Wyoming Territory is created by the U.S. Congress.

In 1909 French aviator Louis Bleriot flies across the English Channel in a monoplane, traveling from Calais to Dover in 37 minutes.

In 1940 John Sigmund begins a 292-mile, 3-day swim down the Mississippi.

In 1943 Benito Mussolini is dismissed as premier of Italy by King Victor Emmanuel III, and placed under arrest. Mussolini was later rescued by the Nazis, and re-asserted his authority.

In 1945 Allied leaders, meeting in Potsdam during World War II, call on Japan to surrender unconditionally or face "prompt and utter destruction."

In 1946 The U.S. detonates an atomic bomb at Bikini Atoll in the Pacific, the first underwater test of the device.

In 1952 Puerto Rico becomes a self-governing commonwealth of the U.S.

In 1956 The Italian ocean liner Andrea Doria and the Swedish ship Stockholm collide off the coast of New England killing 51.

In 1963 U.S., Russia and England sign a nuclear test ban treaty, prohibiting testing in the atmosphere, space or underwater.

In 1966 New York Yankee manager Casey Stengel is elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame.

In 1968 Pope Paul VI issues a ban on all artificial birth contrl methods for Roman Catholics.

In 1969 A week after the Chappaquiddick accident that claimed the life of Mary Jo Kopechne, Senator Edward M. Kennedy (D-MA) pleads guilty to a charge of leaving the scene of an accident.

In 1971 The 26th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution becomes law lowering the federal voting age to 18.

In 1973 USSR launches Mars 5.

In 1973 A Federal judge rules that the U.S. government must halt the bombing of Cambodia on the grounds it is "unauthorized and unlawful."

In 1978 The first "test tube baby" is born in Oldham, England. Louise Joy Brown had been conceived through the technique of in-vitro fertilization pioneered by Patrick Steptoe and Robert Edwards.

In 1981 Voyager II encounters Saturn.

In 1984 Soviet cosmonaut Svetlana Savitskaya becomes the first woman to walk in space as she carried out more than three hours of experiments outside the orbiting space station Salyut 7.

In 1985 Actor Rock Hudson quietly checks into a Paris Hospital, while a spokeswoman confirmed that the actor was suffering from "AIDS." (Hudson died the following October.)

In 1986 Movie director Vincente Minnelli ("Gigi," An American In Paris") dies in Los Angeles at age 76.

In 1986 Masked Sikh extremists shoot and kill 15 people, 14 of them Hindus, in an ambush on a bus in India's Punjab State.

In 1987 The USSR launches Kosmos 1870, a 15-ton earth-study satellite.

In 1987 U.S. Commerce Secretary Malcolm Baldbridge dies in a rodeo accident.

In 1990 The U.S. ambassador to Iraq, April Glaspie, meets with Iraqi President Saddam Hussein to discuss Iraq's economic dispute with Kuwait.

In 1990 Comedian Roseanne Barr sparks controversy with an off-key rendition of "The Star-Spangled Banner" during a double-header at Jack Murphy Stadium in San Diego.

In 1991 Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev tells Communist Party leaders that communism is an "outdated ideological dogma."

In 1992 The Italian government sends 700 soldiers to Sicily to crackdown on that country's Mafia.

In 1992 Opening ceremonies are held in Barcelona, Spain, for the 1992 Summer Olympics.

In 1994 Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin of Israel and Jordan's King Hussein sign declaration in Washington to end the two countries' 46-year formal state of war.

In 1995 A bomb explodes on a Paris subway, killing seven people and injuring at least 60.

In 1995 A UN war crimes tribunal indicts Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic, army commander General Ratko Mladic, and 22 other Serbs for war crimes.

In 1996 Divers searching the wreckage of TWA Flight 800 off Long Island recover the flight data and cockpit voice recorders.

In 1997 Autumn Jackson, the young woman who claimed to be Bill Cosby's out-of-wedlock daughter, was convicted by a federal jury in New York of trying to extort $40 million dollars from the entertainer.

In 1997 Golfer Ben Hogan dies in Fort Worth, TX, at age 84.

In 1998 Two government officials reveal that special prosecutor Kenneth Starr had subpoenaed President Clinton to testify before a federal grand jury about the Monica Lewinsky case.

In 1999 Morocco holds a funeral for King Hassan II.

In 2000 A New York-bound Air France Concorde crashes outside Paris, killing 105 people. It was the first-ever crash of the supersonic jet.

In 2001 Three masked men gunned down Phoolan Devi, India's onetime "Bandit Queen," killing the outlaw-turned-legislator.

In 2003 President Bush receives Palestinian Prime Minister Mahmoud Abbas at the White House.

In 2004 Lance Armstrong wins a record sixth Tour de France.

Born On This Day...

In 1775 Anna Symmes Harrison, wife of President William Henry Harrison

In 1848 British prime minister, Sir Arthur Earl Balfour (1902-05)

In 1857 Inventor, Frank Sprague (Tom Edison's assistant)

In 1894 Actor, Walter Brennan (The Real McCoys, Guns of Will Sonnett)

In 1899 Director, Arthur Lubin (Francis The Talking Mule, Maverick)

In 1902 Author/philospoher, Eric Hoffer (The True Believer) [d: 5-21-83]

In 1902 Actress, Lila Lee (The Black Pearl, A Bit of Heaven) [d: 11-13-73]

In 1906 Saxophone player, Johnny Hodges (Duke Ellington) [d: 5-11-70]

In 1907 Actor, Jack Gilford (Save the Tiger, Cocoon, Arthur 2) [d: 6-4-90]

In 1914 Actor, Woody Strode (Spartacus, The Cotton Club) [d: 12-31-94]

In 1916 Editor, Nancy White (Harper's Bazaar 1958-71) [d: 5-25-02]

In 1924 Actress, Estelle Getty (Sophia Petrillo-Golden Girls) [d: 7-22-08]

In 1925 Actor, Jerry Paris (Jerry Helper-Dick Van Dyke Show) [d: 4-2-86]

In 1926 Baseball player, Whitey Lockman (Giants) [d: 3-17-09]

In 1927 Harness racer, Stanley Dancer (3,778 career wins) [d: 9-9-05]

In 1927 Journalist, Midge Decter (Liberated Woman) (90)

In 1930 Jazz singer, Annie Ross (Hendricks Lambert & Ross) (87)

In 1932 U.S. Astronaut, Paul J. Weitz (Skylab 2, STS-6) (85)

In 1934 Jazz trumpeter/bandleader, Don Ellis [d: 12-17-78]

In 1935 Actress, Barbara Harris (Plaza Suite, Family Plot) (82)

In 1935 Football coach, John Robinson (Rams, Trojans) (82)

In 1935 Actor, Laurent Terzieff (Pharoah-Moses the Law Giver) [d: 7-2-10]

In 1940 U.S. pole vaulter, John Pennel [d: 9-26-93]

In 1941 Guitarist/singer, Manuel Charlton (Nazareth) (76)

In 1941 Broadway performer, Donna Theodore (76)

In 1941 Basketball Hall-of-Famer, Nate Thurmond (Cavaliers) [d: 7-15-16]

In 1942 Singer/guitarist, Bruce Woodley (The Seekers) (75)

In 1943 Actress, Janet Margolin (Take the Money and Run) [d: 12-17-93]

In 1943 Drummer, Jim McCarty (Mitch Ryder, Yardbirds) (74)

In 1948 Folk singer/songwriter, Steve Goodman [d: 9-20-84]

In 1950 Bassist, Mark Clarke (Uriah Heep, Rainbow) (67)

In 1951 Bassist, Verdine White (Earth, Wind & Fire) (66)

In 1954 Actress, Lynn Frederick (Schizophrenia) [d: 4-27-94]

In 1954 Football Hall-of-Famer, Walter Payton (Bears) [d: 11-1-99]

In 1955 Actress/model, Iman (Star Trek VI) (62)

In 1956 Chef, Anthony Bourdain (No Reservations) (61)

In 1957 Cartoonist, Ray Billingsley (Curtis) (60)

In 1957 Astronaut, Daniel W. Bursch (STS-51) (60)

In 1958 Guitarist/songwriter, Thurston Moore (Sonic Youth) (59)

In 1961 Actress, Bobbie Eakes (Macy-Bold & the Beautiful) (56)

In 1961 Actor/comedian, Ricky Gervais (Night at the Museum) (56)

In 1961 Actress, Katherine Kelly Lang (Brooke-Bold & Beautiful) (56)

In 1962 Baseball player, Douglas Drabek (Astros) (55)

In 1965 Country singer, Marty Brown (52)

In 1965 Actress, Illeana Douglas (GoodFellas, Cape Fear, To Die For) (52)

In 1967 Actor, Matt LeBlanc (Joey Tribbiani-Friends, Lost In Space) (50)

In 1969 Playmate, Angela Melini (June-1992) (48)

In 1971 Actress, Angela Kinsey (The Office) (46)

In 1974 Actor, Jay R. Ferguson (Taylor Newton-Evening Shade) (43)

In 1975 Actress, Linda Cardellini (Freaks and Geeks, ER) (42)

In 1977 Wrestler, Layla El (WWE Women's Champion-2010) (40)

In 1978 World's first test tube baby, Louise Brown (39)

In 1982 Actor, Brad Renfro (The Client, Tom & Huck, Sleepers) [d: 1-16-08]

In 1985 Actor, James Lafferty (Nathan Scott-One Tree Hill) (32)

In 1987 Actor, Michael Welch (Luke Girardi-Joan of Arcadia, Twilight) (30)

In 1996 Princess, Maria-Olympia (daughter of Greece's Crown Prince Paulos) (21)

In 1997 Singer, Jacquie Lee (The Voice Season 5) (20)

In 2006 Actress, McKenna Grace (Crash & Bernstein) (11)


Million Dollar Listing L.A. Star David Parnes Marries Adrian Abnosi in Gorgeous French Villa. David Parnes and Adriana Abnosi tied the knot in the country of amour on Sunday. The Million Dollar Listing Los Angeles and his bride said their vows in the famous French seaside Rothschild home, the Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild in Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, a tony town just outside of Nice, France. Guests included Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Kyle Richards and her husband Mauricio Umansky, who works with Parnes at the Agency. Richards posted several snaps from the beautiful wedding on her Instagram Stories on Saturday. In one picture taken during the daytime, Richard captured the beautiful estate and gardens, writing, "Bon Jour!" Wearing a beautiful lacy wedding dress, Abnosi looked stunning in the picture Richards took of the freshly-minted newlyweds. Parnes and Abnosi have got engaged in September 2015 and had been dating two years prior to that. According to E! News, Parnes popped the question with a 4-carat cushion cut diamond when he proposed to his love in Capri, Italy, overlooking the sea. (People)

'Good Swaddling, Serena!' Pregnant Williams and Fiance Alexis Ohanian Take 'Baby Class'. Class is in session! Parents-to-be Serena Williams and Alexis Ohanian prepared for their new little one over the weekend by heading to a baby class where they practiced swaddling "Baby class 101," Williams, 35, wrote on a Snapchat video of a baby doll wrapped in a blanket. In another Snap, the tennis legend congratulated herself on her swaddling skills -- while Ohanian, 34, didn't fare so well. "Good swaddling, Serena! Yes," Williams said in the video. She turned to her husband-to-be: "Look at this student. Oh, what happened?" Ohanian seemed flustered as his baby doll lay wrapped in a blanket, very poorly swaddled -- "I can't help it!" he said. He then lifted the doll holding the toy like a football. "Sir, that's not how you carry the baby," the athlete said jokingly. It seems Ohanian has a lot to learn before welcoming his first little one but, luckily, he has champion-swaddler Williams to show him the way. In another Snap, Williams shared a photo of herself appearing tired after the class. In April, the tennis legend nearly broke the Internet when she accidentally announced that she and Ohanian are expecting their first child. Since then, the athlete has shared a series of stunning baby bump photos and adorable updates on her journey to motherhood -- though she has remained tight-lipped about the sex of her baby. Williams and Ohanian opened up about the pregnancy, and their sweet love story, in a headline-making cover story for Vanity Fair's August issue. Pregnant Serena Williams Shows Off Her Growing Bump During Relaxing French Getaway On Saturday, the 35-year-old pregnant tennis legend shared a gorgeous new series of photos in which she's posing on the steps of Château Eza in the French Riviera, cradling her baby bump amid a serene backdrop of calm water and lush green hills In the article, Williams revealed that she took six pregnancy tests and handed them all to Ohanian in a paper bag to break the news to him. "If you would have told me last year in October or November that I would have a baby, not be pregnant but have a baby, I would have thought you were the biggest liar in the world," she said. "This is kind of how I am right now. This is happening sooner than later, and it's going by so fast." Meanwhile, Andy Roddick, who recently revealed that he and his wife Brooklyn Decker are expecting their second child, gave a shout-out to Williams when he was inducted to the Tennis Hall of Fame on Saturday, saying that he "can't wait" to see her become a mother. "I can't wait to watch them play in the Wimbledon final in 2030," he joked. (People)

Beverly D'Angelo talks having twins at 49, co-parenting with Al Pacino. Beverly D'Angelo has zero regrets having twins at age 49 with actor Al Pacino. "I got pregnant at 48, delivered six weeks after I was 49, and by 51 I was looking at a landscape as a single parent," the now 65-year-old actress told Closer Weekly. With our easy-to-follow articles and videos, learn everything you need to create a beautifully layered bed that's uniquely your own. While Pacino never married, the 77-year-old shares 16-year-old Anton and Olivia with D'Angelo. "I had a fantasy that when you have kids, you do it in a family setting," she explained. "After we'd known each other for three months, [Al] looked me in the eyes and said, 'I want you to be the mother of my children.' That's all I had to hear." However, the duo faced a bitter custody battle in 2003 when the twins were two. A spokesperson for the "National Lampoon's Vacation" star told the New York Post at the time that Pacino was "a controlling, harassing man who has never changed a single diaper." Pacino's camp fired back that "Beverly continues to use the kids in a way that almost makes them hostages." Fortunately for the duo, they worked out their differences and are now friends. "The key thing is creating a new history, and moving on from whatever dissolved that relationship to the new one of co-parenting," she explained. "The most important thing I've learned is how vital acceptance is. We all have a desire to change things that we don't like, but you can't change another person. You have to accept differences and all the things that led to a breakup in a way that allows you to move forward. And out of my support system and people I know and love, I've created the ideal partner." While motherhood has kept D'Angelo busy, she's ready to take on a new role -- that of author. "I should write a memoir," she added. "I want to, and I'm ready to. And if you could take my life and put it into a role, that would be my dream role!" (Fox News)

Charlize Theron Jokingly Calls Tia Mowry a "Bitch" Over Old SoulCycle Drama. Imagine Charlize Theron's surprise when, in 2014, she found herself in the center of a public feud with Tia Mowry, someone she never recalled meeting. Now, imagine her surprise when, on Sunday, the tabloid tale was revived on Bravo's Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen. First, some backstory: Three years ago, Mowry gave an interview In Touch about her run-in with the Atomic Blonde actress at a SoulCycle class. "She wasn't very nice to me. I said, 'Hi,' and she actually rolled her eyes and said, 'Oh, my God,'" the Sister, Sister star said. "I wasn't over-the-top. I know how to approach another celebrity. Charlize was just mean. I'm just being honest." Dish Nation claimed weeks later that Theron was "so pissed off" after Mowry talked to the tabloid that she complained to SoulCycle's management and "demanded" they ban her "from ever coming back." According to a source, Theron "just got angrier" when a manager "refused." However, Mowry later told E! News that the story had "been blown out of proportion." In fact, she added, "I do not know her. I do not know Charlize... [but] I'm obsessed with her. I love her." That was the last anyone ever heard about their supposed feud...until Sunday. During a rousing round of Plead the Fifth, Andy Cohen admitted he was "obsessed with this story" and asked his guest to finally share her version of events. "What a bitch!" Theron joked. "No, I heard this story -- did she really say it? Was it just written? Was it taken out of [context]?" Cohen said the story originated in In Touch, so Theron was willing to cut her some slack. "Oh, well, you can't go by that, right?" she said. "I'm really nice at SoulCycle, actually, because once my endorphins kick in I'm actually almost too friendly. I'm always touching people, like, 'Hey!'" "Did you roll your eyes at Tia Mowry?" Cohen asked, once and for all. "I'm not an eye roller," Theron replied. "But I would be like, 'F--k off.'" (Eonline)

O.J. Simpson's still untouchable in the literary world -- most major publishers will NOT be scrambling to offer him a book deal after he gets out of prison. We spoke with multiple major publishers who said ... despite being granted parole, and all the interest in recent O.J. projects -- like the "30 for 30" documentary and 'The People vs. O.J.' -- the book world will take a hard pass. We're told publishers fear a major backlash, or boycott, that could impact their roster of authors. Another reason he's considered toxic is publishers don't see people rushing to put money in O.J.'s pocket, because the public still considers him guilty of double murder. As Keith Urbahn, president of publishing giant Javelin, put it ... "Consumers won't spend 20 bucks on a self-aggrandizing book about how he's turned his life around." Last time O.J. landed a book deal was 2007's 'If I Did It' ... which cost mega-publisher Judith Regan her job at HarperCollins. Our sources say that fiasco is fresh in the minds of publishing execs. Bottom line -- don't hold your breath for O.J.'s tell-all memoir. (TMZ)

Venus Williams' mother says the tennis superstar is still reeling from the car crash that left 1 man dead -- but says she's able to cope because she's a very strong person. Oracene Price tells TMZ Sports ... Venus is "very much" upset and affected by the June 9 crash in Palm Beach Gardens, FL -- but her family, including Serena, is rallying around her. When asked what advice she's given Venus on how to deal with the situation, Price says: "It's something that you kinda have to do internally yourself but you'll never forget it. But it'll always be there so you just have to live with it." As we previously reported, Venus' car was T-boned by another vehicle in an intersection, killing a 78-year-old man. Venus has not been charged with a crime (and likely won't be) but cops are still investigating. The victim's family has filed a civil suit against Venus -- but Oracene says her daughter isn't worried about it. As for Serena, Oracene says she's SUPER excited about the pregnancy and can't wait to be a grandmother. But don't expect the baby to keep Serena off the court too long -- Oracene says Serena is planning to return to pro tennis ASAP because "she likes to compete." (TMZ)

Kylie Jenner has been hacked on Snapchat (& the hacker threatens to leak nudes). The message was scary... Name not pronounced 'see-air-a' like the Goodies singer. Kylie Jenner is an avid user of Snapchat, but fans viewing her Story Sunday were left dumfounded when hackers appeared to take over her account, and even worse, threatened to leak nudes. Fans first realized Kylie had been hacked when a screenshot of a yellow SnapCode - with the account name of her supposed hacker - appeared in the middle of her Story. The hacker used a devil emoji avatar and added the caption: "add for kylie jenners nudes!!" (sic). It's not yet known if the hacker's threats are genuine or the steps Kylie has taken to protect her account. Fans informed Kylie over Twitter and it seems she's recovered her account since. Phew. The hack comes as Kylie prepares to release a new makeup line for fans ahead of her 20th birthday on 10 August. Scary stuff! Hope you're ok, Kylie... (British Glamour)

On Saturday, Jared Leto paid tribute to his late friend and Linkin Park singer Chester Bennington. In a touching Instagram post, Leto, 45, praised Bennington for showing him the meaning of hard work and commitment. "When I think of Chester I remember his smile, his laughter, his intelligence, kindness and talent," Leto captioned a happy photo of Bennington. "That absolutely unforgettable voice that was at once-delicate, ferocious and always full of emotion. Witnessing his life taught me a lot. Especially about commitment, about kindness, about hard work, and the pursuit and achievement of dreams and mostly, about love. I know that both his family and his band were a massive source of inspiration and pride for him. It was clear to me that he was deeply grateful for both the people that surrounded him and the life that he had." Leto, who performs with his own band 30 Seconds to Mars, concluded saying, "My heart goes out to his family, friends, band and fans. A tragic loss of an absolute legend. We will miss you." News broke of Bennginton's suicide by hanging on Thursday. He was 41. In the aftermath, Linkin Park issued a statement announcing its upcoming tour was canceled. The band also set up a tribute site to the popular singer. (Page Six)

The woman who accused Michael Irvin of rape tested positive for several drugs in her system after the alleged incident, including cocaine and ecstasy ... this according to prosecutors. According to a State Attorney report on the case, obtained by TMZ Sports, the accuser took a toxicology test at a nearby hospital just a few hours after the alleged incident in the early hours of Wednesday, March 22. She told officials she did not take any drugs that night and believes something was put in her drink. But the toxicology report came back showing the presence of amphetamine, MDMA, cocaine and alcohol in her blood. Her B.A.C. was a .10 despite the fact she had stopped drinking hours before. The woman later admitted to investigators that she took a "small amount" of Xanax and ecstasy on the 19th and 20th -- and fessed up to doing cocaine over the weekend. Officials didn't believe her cocaine excuse because coke metabolizes "almost immediately" and would likely not show up if taken that long ago. Either way, officials say they couldn't prove that Irvin provided any of the drugs to her. There's more ... officials also did the blacklight test in Irvin's hotel room and did find some semen -- on the corner of a seat cushion. But they couldn't prove if it was Irvin's or someone who had previously stayed in the room. Gross. Investigators also found video of the woman partying with Irvin earlier in the evening and even gyrating her hips around him near his hotel room. Officials also say the woman underwent a vaginal swab after the alleged incident but there was no trace of Irvin's DNA. Ultimately, prosecutors came to the following conclusion: "The victim's inability to recall details, the inconsistent statements, her alcohol and drug use, coupled with the video evidence showing her voluntarily entering the hotel with the defendant and 2-and-a-half hours later exiting the hotel elevator with the defendant while not appearing upset, make this a case where there is not a reasonable likelihood of conviction." (TMZ)

Chester Bennington's Cause of Death Revealed. Chester Bennington's cause of death has been determined. Just days after the Linkin Park singer was discovered dead inside his home in Los Angeles, the Los Angeles County coroner's office determined Bennington's cause of death as a suicide by hanging. The case is now closed. Police confirmed to E! News on Thursday that they responded to a report about a suicide from a residence in the neighborhood. Bennington was 41 years old. He is survived by wife Talinda Bennington, their son Tyler and twin daughters Lilly and Lila as well as his three children from previous relationships. The initial news of his death shocked fans, friends and colleagues alike. "Shocked and heartbroken, but it's true. An official statement will come out as soon as we have one," Linkin Park co-founder Mike Shinoda tweeted at the time. Since his passing, the band's One More Light North American Tour, which was slated to begin on July 27, was canceled. On Monday, Bennington's bandmates released an emotional letter they penned to their late musical brother. "While we don't know what path our future may take, we know that each of our lives was made better by you," the letter concluded. "Thank you for that gift. We love you, and miss you so much." (Eonline)

Danny Daniels, Emmy and Tony Award Winning Choreographer, Dies at 92. Daniels was also lead dancer in several Broadway musicals in the 1940s including 'Billion Dollar Baby,' 'Street Scene,' and 'Kiss Me, Kate.' Danny Daniels, an Emmy and Tony award-winning dancer, choreographer and director died at his Santa Monica home on July 7. He was 92. In a career that spanned seven decades, Daniels got his big break at the age of 14 appearing as a tap dancer in Paramount's 1939 musical comedy The Star Maker starring Bing Crosby. Daniels' Broadway career began two years later when he made his debut as a chorus member in the musical Best Foot Forward choreographed by Gene Kelly. Daniels would go on to become a lead dancer in many Broadway productions in the 1940s including Billion Dollar Baby, Street Scene and Kiss Me, Kate. By the 1950s, Daniels had moved into television choreography, with stints working on The Martha Raye Show, shows featuring Judy Garland and Perry Como and over 100 TV specials for the likes of Bing Cosby, Gene Kelly Sheila Bond and Danny Daniels perform on stage in the musical Street Scene at the Adelphi Theatre, New York, 1947 Daniel's also worked in film, with credits including the 1981 musical Pennies from Heaven, for which he taught Steve Martin to tap dance, and choreographing the dance sequences in the 1991 musical comedy Stepping Out starring Liza Minnelli. Despite his work in film and TV, theater choreography was Daniel's enduring passion and he choreographed 16 shows that played on Broadway, London's West End and Los Angeles. He received four Tony nominations for his choreography, winning in 1984 for The Tap Dance Kid. Daniels also turned his hand to directing, returning to Best Foot Forward and helming the 1963 Off-Broadway revival that introduced audiences to Minelli and Christopher Walken. Daniels is survived by his three children, six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. (Hollywood Reporter)


Elton John Says Prince Harry Inherited Diana's 'Incredible' Gift of Making People Feel 'Everything Was Great'. Nearly 20 years after Princess Diana's death, Prince Harry is keeping his late mother's activism alive -- and has an "incredible" gift from her to help him do so. In the upcoming ITV and HBO documentary, Diana, Our Mother: Her Life and Legacy, friends, family and admirers of the late royal speak candidly about her charitable efforts, including Sir Elton John, who says that Diana's efforts to promote HIV and AIDS awareness live on through her son. "She had that incredible ability -- which [Harry] knd of inherited -- to make people feel at ease and make them feel that everything's gonna be all right," John, 70, says in the documentary. "I haven't experienced many people in my life who have that ability, but she could walk into a room of people and make them feel as if everything was great." Diana was an early and very public campaigner for HIV and AIDS awareness and treatment. And, along with John, the documentary features appearances by Diana's brother Charles Spencer and Rihanna, who took an HIV test alongside Harry in Barbados last December to help break the stigma of getting tested. In recent years, Harry has championed the fight against the illness. In March, he traveled to Leicester to visit the Leicestershire Aids Support Service, the organization his mother visited just 25 years earlier. Prince Harry and Prince William Open Up About Their Last Phone Call With Their Late Mom, Princess Diana. Prince William and Prince Harry are opening up about their last phone call with their mom, Princess Diana on the day she died John recalled Diana's efforts, lamenting the stigma surrounding HIV and AIDS in past decades. "It was considered to be a gay disease," John says of the illness. "For someone who was within the Royal Family and who was a woman, and who was straight, to have someone care from the other side, was an incredible gift." Diana, Our Mother: Her Life and Legacy will air Monday, August 31, at 10 p.m. on HBO in the U.S. and 9 p.m. in the U.K. on ITV. The show is one of several commemorations of the Princess in print and on film. PEOPLE and ABC have partnered in a two-night television event The Story of Diana, airing on Aug. 9 and 10 at 9 p.m. ET. (People)

Gold medal winning Olympian Michael Phelps took on a great white shark ... and now we know who truly reigns supreme in the water ... sort of. THE SHARK WINS!!! Phelps kicked off Shark Week 2017 on Discovery Channel with a primetime special, "Phelps vs. Shark: Great Gold vs. Great White" after weeks of anticipation for the man-against-beast event. The 100-meter open water "race" took place in Cape Town, South Africa. Most people thought Phelps didn't stand a chance considering his top swim speed is about 6 mph and great whites can reach speeds up to 25 mph ... but his team helped him even the playing field with a shark skin-like wetsuit and a monofin to emulate a shark's tail. Turns out ... it didn't matter. Phelps lost the simulated race to a great white shark by 2 seconds. (TMZ)

Alexa Chung Poses Topless for Love Magazine. Alexa Chung has let her (Skars)gård down! The British model and fashion designer posed topless for Love magazine along with models Ashley Graham and Doutzen Kroes. In the photo, French fashion photographer Patrick Demarchelier captured Chung in a black-and-white shot wearing a pair of simple dark-washed jeans and a jeweled belt. The image was revealed on Demarchelier's Instagram last week, where he also shared photos of Sally Field and Susan Sarandon for this month's issue of the magazine. Chung is no stranger to the fashion world. With success from earlier collaborations, the fashion icon decided to do a collection all of her own. Her label, Alexachung, launched in early June after appearing in her first-ever runway show. She says, "The collection was us finding our feet and identifying the type of clothes that will become the cornerstone for future collections." The confident photo comes only a week after the model split from ex-boyfriend Alexander Skarsgård. A source told E! News exclusively that "no one cheated on anyone," adding that "it was a clean breakup that was caused by busy schedules and distance. They really did love each other and were pretty serious. They still have respect for each other." The True Blood star was questioned about their relationship a couple weeks earlier when he was a guest on Bravo's Watch What Happens Live. When a caller questioned him about marriage rumors, host Andy Cohen pressed him for an answer. Skarsgård laughed off the rumors, saying he wasn't aware of the wedding, "but if it's in a gossip magazine, I guess it's probably true, so I better get started." The last time the couple was photographed was in early May walking in New York City, only a day after the 2017 Met Gala. (Eonline)

Nicolas Cage's facial expression has done it again ... and it's melting the Internet. Nic was in Kazakhstan Sunday attending the opening of the 13th Eurasia International Film Festival ... and this picture -- posing next to the country's First Lady -- has everyone laughing their asses off. The Oscar winning actor wore a traditional Kazakh robe over a shirt and tie ... but it's his holy-hell-what-have-I-gotten-myself-into-and-where-did-it-all-go-wrong look that's sparked memes all over social media. The guy can't catch a break ... (TMZ)

The Weeknd Jets Back From Headlining Lollapalooza Paris to Be With Birthday Girl Selena Gomez. The Weeknd made it for the end of the birthday weekend! After missing girlfriend Selena Gomez's actual birthday because he was headlining Lollapalooza Paris on Saturday night, Abel Tesfaye jetted back to the States to spend time with his lady love on Sunday, the day after her 25th birthday. Talk about a quick turnaround! Earlier Sunday, the lovebirds were spotted having a one-hour lunch date together in Los Angeles. The duo were outfitted in off-duty ensembles, with the birthday girl wearing a white tank top, comfy white pants and white shoes and her main man opting for a black jacket, black pants and black slides. The 25-year-old appears to have been enjoying her weekend with and without her man. Saturday night, the "Bad Liar" singer had a low-key birthday celebration with friends. The intimate birthday event was filled with the important things in life -- cakes (she had not one, but two green birthday cakes), comfy clothes (which Selena may have still been wearing today!) and some loved ones. Instead of having a wild bash the singer was seated atop a kitchen table surrounded by gal pals and balloons. The actress/singer took to Instagram to share some photos of the joyful celebration with her 123 million fans. Along with the festive images from her big day, Selena expressed her love for her legion of fans, "Thank you for all of my bday love. I couldn't be more blessed. A lot of you don't realize how much you mean to me. I. Love. You." Justin Bieber's ex also added, "Think 25 is going to be epic. xo." Looks like an epic 25th, Sel! (Eonline)

Leo DiCaprio was in Miami over the weekend before heading to France for his foundation's auction and gala in St-Tropez on Wednesday. Leo's stay coincided with Miami Swim Week -- a swimwear fashion week, where this year Sports Illustrated held a show with models competing to be in its 2018 Swimsuit Issue, including former Miss USA Olivia Jordan. Leo was seen at hot spot E11even with Scott Eastwood, we hear. He was also seen at Miami's 1 Hotel South Beach rooftop and Story nightclub. (Page Six)

Chelsea Handler may be fighting for relevance on Netflix, but we still cannot ignore her audacious rip-off of Page Six alum Paula Froelich's "A Broad Abroad" brand. Friday's episode of Handler's show included a segment with exactly the same name as Froelich's brand. Her rep didn't comment. International explorer/journalist Froelich is a famed former Page Six columnist who left in 2009, working for Yahoo Travel and developing her "A Broad Abroad" series online. She tells us, "I own the trademark .?.?. And while imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, I'm currently in talks to sell this show to another network, and that was not cool." Chelsea Handler told Page Six, "I had no idea it was a thing. No need to cease and desist. I don't want to intentionally or unintentionally rip anyone off." (Page Six)

Harper Beckham just found out her mum was in the Spice Girls, and it's adorable. "When you find out mummy was a pop star!! Xxx" Imagine being six years old and finding out that your mother was part of one of the most iconic musical groups in recent history. Mind-blowing, right? That's exactly what just happened to Harper Beckham -- who is, of course, the daughter of David and Victoria Beckham (a.k.a. Posh Spice). Harper was probably previously aware of her mum's fame, thanks to the Victoria Beckham fashion line -- which Harper herself seems to be interested in taking part in. (She's already appreciating her mother's current career by being the chicest kid in the fashion game.) But it was only on Friday that she found out about her mum's years of singing the Spice Girls' biggest hits, according to a recent story on Victoria's Instagram. Victoria posted a few adorable photos on her Instagram story of Harper playing with five miniature Spice Girls. The Posh Spice doll is wearing her signature little black dress and blunt bob, and next to her there's Baby Spice with her pigtails, Scary Spice in her leopard dress, Sporty Spice in her workout gear, and Ginger Spice in a Union Jack dress. The photo's caption reads, "Harper loves her Spice Girl dolls!" You'd think that maybe she'd know that she was playing with a doll version of her mother from decades past, but it makes sense that before the age of 6, Harper might not have quite understood what exactly it meant for her mom to be a pop star. So Victoria showed her daughter the Spice Girls dolls and revealed her not-so-secret past. The final photo's caption says, "When you find out mummy was a pop star!! Xxx" (British Glamour)

Beyonce and Jay-Z might be the lucky charms their future next door neighbor dreamed about. There's a couple that owns a Bel-Air house next door to the one where Bey and Jay are about to close escrow. As we reported, the Carters are paying around $100 mil for the mansion. That's good news for the neighbors, who have tried in vain to sell their home since 2015. Problem is ... the lot is kinda screwy. The driveway is narrow and goes downhill, and when people pay millions they want more. But now prospective buyers will get more ... as in maybe the biggest power couple in the U.S., next to Barack and Michelle. As they say, it's all about location, location, location. Bel-Air is one of hoitiest of toitiest areas in L.A. and living next door to Bey and Jay puts the neighbors in the epicenter of celebrity power. Ultimately, it's all about price, and when you compare what the Carters are paying to the very reasonable $18 million dollar price tag on the house next door ... well, the listing agents clearly think it's now a steal. (TMZ)

John Singleton doesn't see anything wrong, or illegal, about how R. Kelly's leading his personal life, because the women living with him are adults making adult decisions. We got the famed director out in NYC and he made it clear ... he just doesn't see what all the controversy is about, and told us he thinks the Bill Cosby comparisons are totally unfair to Kelly. We can always count on John to drop some knowledge -- like when he schooled us on Tupac. (TMZ)


Rapper Lupe Fiasco was a hero to two young soccer fans at the first-ever American benefit for the FC Barcelona Foundation at the Rainbow Room on Saturday. Fiasco performed at the event for the Spanish soccer squad, and during his half-hour set, he made sure soccer star Neymar Jr. got up and danced, a spy said. Later, when the rapper chatted with two 8-year-old fans at the bash, "he asked the boys if they got any autographs." When the kids said no, Fiasco "pointed to [Barcelona player] Lionel Messi and joked, 'You're going to tell me you're going to let these two boys .?.?. go home without autographs?!'?" The source added, "That brought results." The foundation promotes education and sports for kids. (Page Six)

Father John Misty Is Already Mixing a New Album. Father John Misty performs on the Coachella Stage during day 1 of the Coachella Valley Music And Arts Festival (Weekend 1) at the Empire Polo Club on April 14, 2017 in Indio, Calif. The long, exhausting, occasionally hilarious press cycle for Father John Misty's recent album Pure Comedy, one of the best albums of the year so far, has basically just started winding down. But it looks like we won't have to wait too long for the endless interviews and think pieces to return, as r/indieheads has discovered that he's already mixing his new album next week. Josh Tillman announced the news during his show at the Metro Theatre in Sydney, Australia, revealing that that the LP is currently slated for a 2018 release. "It's called Pure Comedy 2," he joked to the audience. (Billboard)

Darius Rucker Declares He's Staying Country & Gives Ice Cube a Shout-Out. Darius Rucker made his return to the Faster Horses music festival on Saturday (July 22), playing hits like "Radio," "Come Back Song," and his most recent Country Airplay No. 1 "If I Told You." Much to the delight of the crowd, the 51-year-old singer also threw in classics from his former band Hootie & the Blowfish, and even a cover of Blackstreet's "No Diggity." As his set proved, Rucker has a versatile voice that he's utilized over his 30-year career. So when Rucker chatted with Billboard prior to his set, we couldn't help wondering if he plans to try out any other genres in the future. "I'm pretty sure I'm gonna stick with country until I ride off in the sunset," he told Billboard backstage. "I really love it, I'm having a blast." Aside from all of his musical endeavors, Rucker has also flexed his acting muscles as well, making appearances in Adam Sandler's Netflix series Sandy Wexler, Hawaii Five-0 and also providing voice-overs for a few animated shows. But while he's been able to seamlessly transition from stage to screen, he champions a fellow musician for doing that best. "Ice Cube is doing so great," Rucker said. "He went from being this hardcore gangster rapper to this actor now. He's doing children's movies and all this stuff -- he's rocking it." (Billboard)

Diddy Drops 'Whatcha Gon' Do?' Featuring Biggie Smalls and Rick Ross. Although Diddy is vacationing in Italy on a yacht with friends and family, the Bad Boy mogul still managed to find time to release a new song that has the masses talking. On July 22, the Can't Stop Won't Stop producer took over Drake's OVO Sound Radio to premiere "Whatcha Gon' Do?" featuring the late Biggie Smalls and Rick Ross. The rappers cruise over the beat on two separate renditions, one takes its cues from Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg's "Nuthin' But a G Thang." (Billboard)


Nicolas Cage's Kazakh Film Festival Photo Sparks Online Hilarity. The actor whose latest film "Inconceivable" opened in June, was pictured in Kazakh costume at Astana Film Festival. Nicolas Cage has told hosts at the Eurasia Film Festival in Kazakhstan that he would be happy to appear in a film shot in the Central Asian country. The actor was photographed wearing a tradition Kazakh coat and hat-usually worn by the nomadic horsemen of the Central Asian steppes-at the opening of the festival in the country's futurist capital of Astana, an image that soon went viral. The photo, showing Cage standing next to the wife of a senior official - according to some reports the country's First Lady Sara Nazarbayeva - pictures him with a far off expression on his face. The costume and distant look prove a rich source for online humor, with doctored photos soon hitting social media. The actor, who is a VIP guest of the 13th edition of the festival - usually held in Almaty but this year being hosted by Astana to coincide with the capital's international Expo 2017 Astana running June through September-did his bit for promoting Kazakhstan, saying he would be happy to appear in a local film. "I would be pleased to participate in some film project on the territory of Kazakhstan," he told journalists, news agency Kazinform reported. "I enjoyed the architecture of your capital. What I saw reminded me of an old black-and-white film that depicted the future." Cage added that he was currently working on a film called Mandy directed by Panos Cosmatos, noting that he liked to "concentrate on films of lower budget; they have an interesting approach to cinematography." Cage said he liked "critical, diverse roles" remarking that the eponymous ex-con he played in David Gordon Green's Joe in 2013 was "closest" to him. The Oscar-winning actor, who is joined at the festival by other star guests that include Adrien Brody and reportedly John Malkovich, Chine-American actress Bai Ling and former Venice film fetival chief Marco Mueller, also did his bit for good causes, planting trees with Astana's mayor at a center for disable children ahead of the opening Sunday of a debute children's film competition, Five Continents, running as part of the Eurasia Festival. David Vashadze, head of distribution and export at Georgia's National Film Center, who was in Astana for a screening of Sundance nominated My Happy Family by Nana Ekvrimishvili and Simon Gross, said the festival's industry events were useful and well-organized. "I attended useful sessions on establishing a film commission in Kazakhstan and developing a common distribution network in Central Asia and the Caucasus - where between out different countries we have a network of 400 cinemas that offers potential to pool our resources and create a stronger regional cinema." (Hollywood Reporter)

China Opens Movie Theater on Politically Contested South China Sea Island. Some 200 soldiers and "residents" attended a screening at the new 4K cinema on Woody Island, not far from where a U.S. warship sailed earlier this month to challenge China's hold on the region. China's network of movie theaters -- already the world's largest -- is stretching into politically contested waters. On Saturday, some 200 soldiers and residents attended an inaugural screening at a new state-of-the-art cinema on Woody Island, known in Chinese as Yongxing Island. The largest of the Parcel Islands, the landmass has been controlled by China since 1974, but Taiwan and Vietnam both also claim it as their territory. One of the world's most valuable trade corridors, the South China Seas is a hotbed of contemporary geopolitical dispute. A U.S. warship sailed by nearby Triton Island earlier this month in an operation meant to challenge China's claims on the region, according to the Defense Department. It was the second "freedom-of-navigation operation" during the presidency of Donald Trump. China responded by saying it was a "serious political and military provocation." Yongxing Island's debut screening on Saturday was of The Eternity of Jiao Yulu, a Chinese documentary from 2014, according to China's state news service Xinhua. "The cinema will show at least one film every day, so residents and soldiers on Yongxing Island can enjoy films simultaneously with moviegoers across the country," said Gu Xiaojing, general manager of Hainan Media Croup, which set up the venture (with the government's support). The theater is said to be equipped with 4K and 3D projection technology. Chen Zijian, Hainan Media's general manager, told Xinhua that the company has also purchased two mobile projection systems and plans to screen movies for free on other islands within the South China Sea "to meet the demands of residents." What exactly was meant by "residents" was unclear, as the Parcel Islands are technically considered uninhabited, beyond military personnel. Xinhua said the opening of the cinema is "part of a plan by local cultural authorities to establish community services on islands under [the regional government's] jurisdiction." But international observers are certain to view the cinema as yet another move by China to deepen its hold over the South China Sea. Japan, Malaysia and the Philippines all have similar territorial disputes with China over other parts of the region. South of the Parcel Islands, China has been on a massive building spree in the Spratly Islands, rapidly converting scattered reefs into sizable islands capable of hosting ports and military stations. About $1.2 trillion in U.S. bilateral trade moves through the South China Sea every year. The region is also believed to be rich in fisheries and oil and gas reserves. (Hollywood Reporter)

Oscar Isaac Has a Meltdown With a Paper Bag in 'Lightningface' Short. Vimeo debuts Brian Petsos' short on Monday. Oscar Isaac is having quite the meltdown in The Hollywood Reporter's exclusive clip of Lightningface. The 20-minute short film stars the actor as Basil, a man who gets struck by lightning and wakes to find his face scarred. He quickly spirals out of control, sequestering himself in his apartment, calling out of work and cutting ties with his loved ones as he begins to believe that he's part of an otherworldly transformation. In the clip of the short, Basil has resorted to covering his damaged face with a paper bag whenever answering the door. He's greeted by an odd stuffed animal that takes things to another level, to say the least. Lightningface is Isaac's second collaboration with director Brian Petsos, as the two previously worked together on the short film Ticky Tacky. Vimeo debuts the short on Monday. (Hollywood Reporter)


The Bachelor's Chris Harrison Is Back to Host the 2018 Miss America Competition. He's back! The Miss America Organization, Dick Clark productions and ABC has just revealed that The Bachelor's Chris Harrison will return once again to host of the 2018 Miss America Competition. ESPN's Sage Steele will be joining the fan favorite as co-host of the legendary competition, which is back for its 97th year. Of his hosting duties, Harrison said in a statement, "It's an honor to grace the Miss America stage as host for the 9th time." The Bachelor in Paradise host added, "I'm extremely happy to be sharing the hosting duties once again with my friend Sage Steele. Sage is a true professional whose quick wit and charisma lights up the stage and the show." "Chris Harrison has been a part of our Miss America family for almost a decade," said Sam Haskell, Executive Chairman & CEO of the Miss America Organization. "We are thrilled to have him host his ninth Miss America telecast as he is both a great friend and one of our most stalwart Ambassadors!" Steele, who is from SportsCenter on the Road, also released a statement: "I can honestly say that co-hosting Miss America last year was one of the most memorable events I've been a part of in my 22 years in this business." The reigning Miss America 2017 is Savvy Shields from Arkansas. The 2018 Miss America Competition will showcase 51 accomplished women representing their home states (and District of Columbia) to compete for the coveted title of Miss America. The show will air live from Atlantic City's Boardwalk Hall on Sunday, Sept. 10 on ABC. (Eonline)

Game of Thrones Fans Are Already Freaking Out About Jon Snow and Daenerys Targaryen Meeting. It's the Game of Thrones moment you've been waiting for. Like, for years. Viewers have waited for this for years. Do you know what it is yet? Do you? You do. It's the moment Jon Snow (Kit Harington) comes face-to-face with Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke). The first glimpse of the anticipated meeting happens in "The Queen's Justice," Game of Thrones season seven, episode three. Fans got their first glimpse in the trailer for the episode. Deep breaths. Naturally the split-second scene caused Twitter to light up. "Jon Snow and Daenerys Targaryen meeting next episode gotta be one of the most anticipated meet-ups in Television history lol I'm hyped," @TdoTLove16 tweeted. "Daenerys & Jon Snow meet next episode and I don't know if I'm going to be mentally ready for it," @kaitlynbrophy tweeted. And the GIFs. Boy are there GIFs. A lot of The Office reactions, which probably deserves a closer look at some point. "Jon Snow meets Daenerys next week and I'm just trying to figure out wtf I'm going to do for 6 days," @DeionGottaSTFU said. Same. HBO's official description for "The Queen's Justice": "Daenerys (Emilia Clarke) holds court. Cersei (Lena Headey) returns a gift. Jaime (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) learns from his mistakes." Showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss wrote the script with Mark Mylod directing. Game of Thrones airs Sundays, 9 p.m. on HBO. (Eonline)

Prince William Jokes Princess Diana Would Have Been a "Nightmare" Grandmother. It's a shame Prince William's children will never meet their paternal grandmother. In Diana, Our Mother: Her Life and Legacy, aired Monday night on HBO, the 35-year-old heir to the British throne says he is "constantly talking about Granny Diana" with his children, Prince George, 4, and Princess Charlotte, 2. Had she not died in a car accident 20 years ago next month, Princess Diana would be 56 years old, probably doting on her two grandchildren. "We've got more photos up round the house now of her and we talk about her a bit and stuff. It's hard, because obviously Catherine didn't know her, so she cannot really provide that, that level of detail. So, I do regularly when putting George or Charlotte to bed, talk about her and just try and remind them that there are two grandmothers -- there were two grandmothers -- in their lives," William says. "So, it's important that they know who she was and that she existed." Diana might have liked her grandchildren a little too much, he jokes. "She'd be a nightmare grandmother -- absolute nightmare. She'd love the children to bits, but she'd be an absolute nightmare," he says. "She'd come and go and she'd come in probably at bath time, cause an amazing amount of scene, bubbles everywhere, bathwater all over the place, and then leave." Though nearly two decades have passed, William still feels closely connected to Diana. "They always live with you, people you lose like that," he says. "My mother lives with me every day." William speaks about how Diana gave him a sense of normalcy normally not afforded to members of the royal family -- something he and Kate Middleton are doing with their own children. "She understood there was a real life outside the palace walls," he says, mentioning some of her numerous philanthropic efforts. "She wanted us to see it from a very young age." In the documentary, William and Prince Harry share never-before-seen family photos and open up about Diana's life inside the palace walls. For the most part, the two brothers had a happy early childhood. In fact, William only ever remembers seeing his mom cry over stories in the media. "Harry and I lived through that, and one lesson I've learned is you never let [the media] in too far, because it's very difficult to get them back out again. You've got to maintain a barrier and a boundary," William argues, "because if both sides cross it, a lot of pain can come from it." Diana, Our Mother: Her Life and Legacy aired Monday night on HBO. (Eonline)

Game of Thrones Gets Closer and Closer to the Alliances & Reunions We're Dreaming Of. We thought we'd be thrilled when everyone finally came together on Game of Thrones, but at this point we're just feeling anxious. Somebody's definitely going to kill somebody, and we're just worried that neither of those are going to be the right somebody, especially when Dany's trying not to kill everyone on her way to the throne and Cersei's expecting the bloodthirsty daughter of the mad king and planning on meeting her with a giant dragon-killing crossbow. As part of their plan to take down the Lannisters once and for all, Tyrion and Dany had their armies set out in different directions, with the Unsullied headed for Casterly Rock while everyone else takes King's Landing. Unfortunately, things didn't go well for one of the parties. Euron Goddamn Greyjoy showed up to interrupt some serious flirting/groping/making out between Ellaria and Yara and to basically murder everyone. He also made the grandest entrance anyone has possibly ever made on this show as he surfed down onto Yara's ship on the bow of his own ship, smashing a dude in the process. All the Sand Snakes were killed before Euron had Ellaria, and then he was holding a knife to Yara's throat. He taunted Theon, but just a few minutes after Yara declared him her protector, he jumped ship and bailed instead of actually protecting her. It was, we dare say, some bulls--t. In some slightly happier news: Missandei and Greyworm finally did it! Before the Unsullied sailed for Casterly Rock, Missandei went to visit Greyworm and he admitted to her that she was his weakness. He had no fears before he met her, and it was basically the most romantic speech ever given on this show. Missandei then ditched her clothes, and helped Greyworm ditch his own clothes, and Elsewhere, Arya not only found Hot Pie, but he told her that her family was back in charge of Winterfell. She headed home (!!!) , but found herself surrounded by wolves when she stopped to build a fire. One of the wolves, the biggest wolf of all, turned out to be Nymeria. She didn't quite seem to recognize Arya and walked away when Arya asked her to come with her, but hopefully she'll be back, and hopefully Arya actually makes it to Winterfell. Over at Winterfell, Jon got a raven from Tyrion asking him to come meet Dany at Dragonstone. He wasn't planning on going, but then he got a raven from Sam at the Citadel telling him about the dragonglass underneath Dragonstone. So he changed his mind, and before he left, he declared Sansa the Queen in the North. He also threw Littlefinger against a wall and told him he'd kill him if he touched his sister. And finally, the scene we couldn't watch: Sam thought he found a way to cure Jorah (the hand from last week) of his worsening greyscale, but it involved literally scraping the greyscale off of his body. It was the worst thing we've ever listened to as we hid behind our hands. Why does Sam keep getting the gross scenes? Why are they doing this to him? And a second finally: Can we just talk about some of the editing in this episode? The jump from Missandei and Greyworm to the hand in the book, and then that cut to the guy eating after the Greyscale situation...some editor was having a great time with this one. Game of Thrones airs Sundays at 9 p.m. on HBO. (Eonline)

'Morning Joe' staffers losing their patience with Joe and Mika. Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski's staff is losing its patience with the couple's globe-trotting, raging romance. We're told that after a vacation in the South of France in May, which culminated in the MSNBC "Morning Joe" co-anchors' engagement -- plus numerous trips to Nantucket, Mass. -- the lovebirds have taken flight once more, this time for London. But viewers may not notice much of a difference: MSNBC has gone to considerable lengths to make it seem as if Scarborough has stayed put in the newsroom while Brzezinski appears to be on the road. But the romancing anchors' production team has had enough. "Joe and Mika are away together again," huffed a show source. "'Morning Joe' is being produced as if they're in two different locations. They are not! They are together -- they are always together," the source added. On recent shows, instead of sitting together at the regular table, Scarborough has appeared in front of a blue screen, similar to the ones of the NYC set, displaying the name of the show, while Brzezinski has been sitting in front of what seems to be a TV production office. But they're actually yards away from each other, working out of a London broadcasting facility. We're told the pair -- who secretly dated for a while before Page Six revealed their engagement in May -- are in the UK on family business. Their simultaneous absences are a headache for staff. "It's very difficult working on a show where the two stars are in a relationship," said a source. The network has shipped separate teams of producers and crew out to the UK for each host, as they work from "different locations," we're told ... with a wink. Meanwhile, it was confirmed on Thursday that Brzezinski has a three-book deal with Weinstein Books. Page Six broke the news of the contract, which has a worth in the high six figures. MSNBC declined to comment. (PageSix)

Monday, July 24, 2017

Hiring Fair: Asarco

Asarco Grupo Mexico is hiring several positions across Southern Arizona. They have immediate openings for the Mission Mine in Sahuarita and at their Corporate Office in Tucson. Have job seeker attend dressed to interview. Those who progress in the interview will be asked to apply. Computers will be reserved at the Sierra Vista Job Center for applications.

*Date: Thursday, July 27th
*Time: 10am-2pm
*Location: Arizona@Work Sierra Vista Job Center, 2600 E Wilcox Drive 85635

For more information contact Crista Bejarano at Crista.Bejarano@asarco.com.

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Utterly Inhumane and Cruel

Cocoa, Florida Police Chief Mike Cataloupe called it "utterly inhumane and cruel." He's referring to the group of teenagers who watched and laughed as a man drowned in a retention pond earlier this month. Jamel Dunn drowned in the city of Cocoa on July 12, and police later discovered that the teens recorded the 31-year-old's death on video. The very disturbing audio is actually available online. The sick teens can be heard laughing at Dunn, telling him that he's going die and that they weren't going to help him. Police interviewed the five teens, ages 14 to 16 but said no criminal charges can be filed because state law doesn't require that people give or call for help when someone's in distress. Dunn's sister has created a GoFundMe campaign on behalf of her brother, who she said had a disability and required a cane for walking. (Florida Today)

Then NASA Said Oops!

A small inventory error has led to a giant payday for Nancy Lee Carlson of Illinois. A moon dust collection bag that Carlson bought for just $995 in an online government auction in 2015 just sold for $1.8 million at a Sotheby's auction in New York. The bag, marked "Lunar Sample Bag," was used by Neil Armstrong to collect moon dust during the Apollo 11 mission in 1969 and still contains small rocks and traces of lunar dust. The buyer declined to be identified but the bag is believed to be the only artifact from the Apollo 11 mission in private hands. It was among items that the FBI seized from the home of Max Ary, the former director of a Kansas space museum, in 2003. NASA tried to get the bag back when it realized it had been misidentified and sold, but a federal judge ruled in Carlson's favor. She plans to use some of the proceeds to set up a scholarship at Northern Michigan University. The bag was sold among 180 lots Sotheby's auctioned off to mark the 48th anniversary of the first moon landing. Other items included the Apollo 13 flight plan, which sold for $275,000. (BBC)

When Ex-Firefighters Go Nuts

In Hialeah, Florida, retired firefighter Jorge Jove apparently "went bananas" according to police, after he found two AT&T trucks parked in front of his house. The trucks had been parked by workers who were hanging lines on nearby utility poles. Even though both trucks were parked in the street, Jove was reportedly worried about them damaging his driveway so decided it would be prudent to go out and shoot out the tires with his Ruger .357 revolver. Prior to the shooting, Jove confronted the workers who told him they would move as soon as they were finished. Jove went back into his house, but police say he returned about an hour later with the gun. Cellphone video from the scene shows a man firing multiple shots at the trucks. Police say Jove shot out their tires and fired multiple shots into the bodies of the trucks. One of the workers was up in the bucket truck when Jove allegedly opened fire and couldn't come down. A responding police sergeant says Jove took a shot at the worker in the bucket, but Jove reportedly denies it. Police say Jove fired at least 18 shots in all, stopping to reload multiple times. Sgt. Carl Zogby said, "He seemed to be a quiet man, and something made him snap today." Jove was arrested and charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. (WSVN)


In Wu'un City, China, a would-be car thief got quite a surprise when he opened the door of the vehicle he intended to steal. Not only was the owner inside - he was having sex with his girlfriend! The shocked owner jumped out with his pants still down around his ankles then chased after the robber. He was unable to catch the man so asked for the CCTV footage so that he could give it to local police saying the thief "only took three seconds to force open the door." He added: "Had I not been there, my car would definitely have been stolen." He declined to answer what he was doing inside the car when he was caught or explain why the car was rocking before the thief opened the door. (Metro)

China Bans The Bieb

It seems China wants to keep its arts culture pure and its crowds demure, which is why the country has now banned the naughty influences of one Mr. Justin Bieber. Yep - the Bieb is not permitted to perform in China during his Purpose World Tour stopover in Asia later in the year because of his "bad behavior." A statement from the country's Culture Bureaus said Bieber "is a gifted singer, but both in his social life and during a previous performance in China he has caused discontent among the public." It's not clear which behavioral issues the bureau is referring to, but Bieber has been arrested in the US on DUI charges, in trouble with the law in Canada for reckless driving, and reprimanded for kicking a soccer ball around the Vatican's hallowed halls, among other infractions. During his last tour visit to China in 2013, he caused a commotion by being carried up the Great Wall by his bodyguards, as well as riding his skateboard through Beijing. But hey, he's in good company. Lady Gaga and Oasis have also been turned away from China for being "unsuitable" for the masses. (Guardian)

Wanna Guess Where Most of the Guns on the Dark Web Come From?

A new report says roughly three-fifths of the weapons sold on marketplaces on the dark web come from the United States. The first of its kind, a report from RAND Corporation details the ever-expanding role of the dark web in facilitating the sale of firearms, ammunition, and explosives. In addition to RAND, the report was compiled with the help of Judith Aldridge, a professor of criminology at the University of Manchester. Two major dark web markets, AlphaBay and Hansa, have been recently shut down. The study, conducted over a six-day period in September 2016, draws from data collected from 811 listings on 12 cryptomarkets. The findings suggest that the dark web is increasingly a source of "better performing, more recent firearms for the same, or lower, price, than would be available on the street or the black market." (Gizmodo)

What the What?

In Columbia, South Carolina, 64-year-old James Kester has been arrested and charged with the attempted murder of 12 people at a local cemetery after police say he deliberately struck a funeral crowd. He is accused of intentionally driving his car into the 12 victims at a grave site at Greenlawn Memorial Park although the motive is not clear. The victims, whose ages range from 11 to 78, were treated at local hospitals for non-life threatening injuries. Greenlawn Memorial Park General Manager Suzanne Elkins said, "They were already having a horrible day, and this just made it more tragic." (NBC)


  • Each person shares their birthday with at least nine million people across the globe. 
  • The National Animal of Scotland is the Unicorn. 
  • Attorneys have plastic surgery more than any other profession. 
  • 47 percent of people regret spending too much on the Christmas holidays. 
  • You'll find at least one set of curtains in almost 9 out of 10 homes in America. 
  • 43% of parents say they have their best bonding moments with the kids when back-to-school shopping. 
  • More than a quarter of women admitted they would make their best friend fat for life if it meant they could be thin.


3,000 people have ended up in the ER after tripping over this? A laundry basket.


  • White House spokesman Sean Spicer resigned on Friday. 
  • Actor John Heard, best known for playing the father in the "Home Alone" movies, has died. He was 72. 
  • Two years after Cecil the Lion was killed by an American dentist, his son Xanda was killed by a trophy hunter. 
  • The Three Rivers School District in Texas has approved corporal punishment -- as in paddling. Parents would have to approve its use, but if they do, a bad child could be spanked. 
  • A Virginia man has been sentenced to 132 years for stealing tires. 
  • A study says Americans are having less sex than they were 20 years ago. 
  • The Dodgers are soliciting sponsorship offers for naming rights to their field but will keep the ballpark name Dodger Stadium. 
  • That White Ford Bronco in which the famous O.J. chase took place is now in a museum in Tennessee. (Alcatraz East Crime Museum) 
  • The U.S. government will ban Americans from traveling to North Korea due to "the serious risk of arrest" after an American student was jailed while on a tour and later died. 
  • Seattle Storm star Sue Bird came out publicly as gay and said she is dating U.S. women's national soccer team star Megan Rapinoe. 
  • O.J. Simpson could be taking home $25,000 a month in NFL pensions once he's released. 
  • Salvador Dali's remains have been exhumed so that a paternity lawsuit could be settled. 
  • Weird Al's alma mater, Cal Poly, has actually put a commemorative plaque next to the restroom where he recorded "My Bologna" in 1979. 
  • Eddie Vedder will join Jimmy Kimmel, Steve Martin, John Mulaney, Bill Murray, Paul Shaffer, Martin Short, Sarah Silverman, and Jimmie Walker to salute David Letterman at the 20th Annual Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize for American Humor on Sunday, October 22nd. 
  • Mississippi football coach Hugh Freeze resigned last week after university officials found a "pattern of personal misconduct" that started with the school's investigation into a call to an escort service. 

Music Calendar...

In 1938 Artie Shaw first records "Begin the Beguine."

In 1954 "Three Coins In The Fountain" by Four Aces is #1 on the charts.

In 1961 "School Is Out" by Gary "U.S." Bonds enters the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1965 The Animals enter the British charts for the first time with "We've Gotta Get Out Of This Place."

In 1965 "Like a Rolling Stone" by Bob Dylan and "California Girls" by the Beach Boys both enter the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1967 The Beatles, Brian Epstein and many others sign a petition in The Times calling for the legalization of marijuana.

In 1967 Elvis Presley's film "Double Trouble" premieres.

In 1967 Jefferson Airplane's second album "Surrealistic Pillow," containing "White Rabbit" and "Somebody To Love," is certified gold.

In 1971 "Indian Reservation" by the Raiders is #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1972 Elton John's album "Honky Chateau" is certified gold.

In 1973 "Bad Bad Leroy Brown" by Jim Croce and "Shambala" by Three Dog Night are both certified gold.

In 1976 "She's Gone" by Hall & Oates enters the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1976 "Kiss And Say Goodbye" by the Manhattans hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 2 weeks.

In 1978 "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Heart Club Band" starring the Bee Gees and Peter Frampton opens and flops.

In 1982 "Jack & Diane" by John Mellencamp enters the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1982 "Eye Of The Tiger" by Survivor hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 6 weeks.

In 1984 Juice Newton and Huey Lewis perform at the North Dakota State Fair.

In 1985 A section of Washington Boulevard in Detroit is renamed "Aretha Franklin's Freeway of Love."

In 1986 Bob Geldof is given the prestigious MBE (Member Of British Empire) award for his famine relief efforts.

In 1987 "La Bamba," the film biography of Richie Valens, opens nationwide.

In 1989 In Newsweek, Rolling Stone Ron Wood responds to charges that the band only tours for money.

In 1990 The Judas Priest wrongful death trial begins in Reno, NV. Parents charge that subliminal messages from their "Stained Glass" album drove two teens to suicide.

In 1990 Prince's single "Thieves In The Temple" is released.

In 1993 "If" by Janet Jackson enters the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1993 "Can't Help Fallin' In Love" by UB40 hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 7 weeks.

In 1995 A 3-night celebration at Carnegie Hall saluting Frank Sinatra's 80th birthday begins.

In 1998 Tanya Tucker files a $300,000 lawsuit against Capitol Records Nashville, contending that the label neglected her career.

In 1998 Monica's single "The First Night" is released.

In 1998 Selena's album "Dreaming Of You" is certified triple platinum.

In 1999 Pepa (Sandra Denton) marries Treach (Anthony Cruss of Naughty by Nature).

In 1999 Phil Collins, 48, invites more than 300 guests to celebrate his marriage the previous day to Swiss fiancee Orianne Cevey, 27, in Lausanne. Guests included Eric Clapton and Elton John.

In 2000 David Bowie, Paul McCartney and Prince are the big winners at the 3rd Annual Yahoo Internet Life Online Music Awards in New York.

In 2000 Motown legend Smokey Robinson begins his own radio show on KCMG in Los Angeles.

In 2005 Clay Aiken appears on the cover of TV Guide.

Today In History...

In 1704 Great Britain takes Gibraltar from Spain.

In 1847 Mormon leader Brigham Young and followers arrive in Salt Lake City.

In 1862 Martin Van Buren, the 8th U.S. president, dies in Kinderhook, NY.

In 1866 Tennessee is the first Confederate state readmitted to Union after the Civil War.

In 1923 The Treaty of Lausanne, which settled the boundaries of modern Turkey, is concluded in Switzerland.

In 1929 President Hoover proclaims the Kellogg-Briand Pact, which renounced war as an instrument of foreign policy.

In 1936 Two states hit record highs with Alton, Kansas, recording 121 degrees and Las Vegas, Nevada, experiences a city high of 117.

In 1937 Alabama drops charges against 5 black men accused of raping two white women in the "Scottsboro Case."

In 1952 President Truman announces a settlement in a 53-day steel strike.

In 1952 "High Noon" starring Gary Cooper and Grace Kelly opens in U.S. movie theaters. Cooper won an Oscar as Best Actor for the role.

In 1959 During a visit to the Soviet Union, Vice President Richard Nixon argues with Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev on the merits of capitalism versus communism, in what becomes known as the
"Kitchen Debate."

In 1967 French President Charles de Gaulle creates a controversy during a visit to Montreal, Canada, when he declares, "Vive le Quebuc libre!" (Long live free Quebec!)

In 1969 The Apollo XI astronauts, two of whom had been the first men to walk on the moon, splash down in the Pacific.

In 1974 The Supreme Court orders President Nixon to surrender subpoenaed White House tapes to the Watergate special prosecutor.

In 1975 Apollo XVIII splashes down in the Pacific, completing a mission which included the first-ever docking with a Soyuz capsule from the Soviet Union.

In 1979 A Miami jury convicts former law student Theodore Bundy of first-degree murder in the slayings of FSU sorority sisters Margaret Bowman and Lisa Levy.

In 1981 A cease-fire between Israel and the PLO goes into effect along the Israeli–Lebanese border.

In 1985 About 100 Lebanese released from an Israeli military prison cross the border into Lebanon; it was the second group of prisoners to be freed by the Israelis since a TWA jetliner was hijacked by Shiite Muslim extremists.

In 1986 A federal jury in San Francisco convicts former Navy radioman Jerry A. Whitworth of espionage for his role in a Soviet spy ring.

In 1987 The re-flagged Kuwaiti supertanker Bridgeton is damaged after hitting a mine in the Persian Gulf.

In 1987 Hulda Crooks, a 91-year-old mountaineer from California, becomes the oldest woman to conquer Mount Fuji, Japan's highest peak.

In 1988 Sammy Duvall makes a record 205-foot waterski jump.

In 1990 Iraq, accusing Kuwait of conspiring to harm its economy through oil overproduction, masses tens of thousands of troops and hundreds of tanks along the Iraqi-Kuwaiti border.

In 1991 Soviet President Mikhail S. Gorbachev announces a final agreement on a treaty designed to preserve the Soviet federation while giving more power to the republics.

In 1991 Nobel Prize-winning author Isaac Bashevis Singer dies at age 87.

In 1992 Members of POW-MIA families disrupt a speech by President Bush, prompting Bush to snap, "Would you please shut up and sit down?"

In 1993 The Russian government announces it would invalidate billions of pre-1993 rubles.

In 1994 Rwandan refugees begin trickling home after Zaire reopened the border between the two countries.

In 1994 Miguel Indurain wins his fourth consecutive Tour de France victory.

In 1995 A suicide bomb rips through a crowded commuter bus in the heart of Tel Aviv, killing six people.

In 1996 Two bombs blamed on Tamil separatists rip through a commuter train near Colombo, Sri Lanka, killing 64 and wounding more than 400.

In 1997 Retired Supreme Court Justice William J. Brennan dies at age 91.

In 1998 A gunman bursts into the U.S. Capitol and opens fire, killing two police officers.

In 1998 A South Carolina jury awards $37.8 million to a church in the trial of the Ku Klux Klan charged with inciting to burn the rural black church in 1995.

In 2001 A Chinese court sentences two U.S. residents to 10 years in prison on charges of spying for Taiwan. (China released Gao Zhan and Qin Guangguang two days later.)

In 2004 Former Nixon administration official Fred LaRue, who served a prison term for Watergate, dies at age 75.

Born On This Day...

In 1783 Revolutionary, Simon Bolivar (Bolivia is named for him)

In 1802 French author, Alexandre Dumas Pere (The Three Musketeers)

In 1864 Baseball Hall-of-Famer, Tommy McCarthy

In 1876 Children's author, Jean Webster (Daddy Long Legs)

In 1880 Composer/conductor, Ernest Bloch

In 1895 English noverlist/poet, Robert Graves (I Claudius)

In 1898 Aviator, Amelia Earhart (first woman to fly across the Atlantic)

In 1914 Actor, Frank Silvera (Don-High Chaparral) [d: 6-11-70]

In 1916 Singer, Bob Eberle (Jimmy Dorsey Band) [d: 11-17-81]

In 1916 Novelist, John D. MacDonald (created Travis McGee) [d: 12-28-86]

In 1920 Lawyer/former congresswoman, Bella Abzug [d: 3-31-98]

In 1925 Opera soprano, Adele Addison (92)

In 1930 Actress, Jacqueline Brookes (Nora-Jack & Mike) [d: 4-26-13]

In 1933 Actor, John Aniston (Victor Kirakis-Days of Our Lives) (84)

In 1934 Football player, Willie Davis (Browns, Packers) [d: 3-9-10]

In 1935 Political cartoonist, Pat Oliphant (82)

In 1936 Actor/comedian, Ruth Buzzi (Laugh-in, Margie-That Girl) (81)

In 1936 Actor, Mark Goddard (Don West-Lost in Space, General Hospital) (81)

In 1939 Basketball Hall-of-Famer, Walter Bellamy (Knicks) [d: 11-2-13]

In 1939 Former football player, Bob Lilly (Cowboys) (78)

In 1942 Bassist, Heinz Burt (The Tornadoes) [d: 4-7-00]

In 1942 Actor, Chris Sarandon (Dog Day Afternoon, Lipstick) (75)

In 1944 Guitarist, Jim Armstrong (Them) (73)

In 1944 Jazz musician/composer/bandleader, Barbara Thompson (73)

In 1946 Comedian, Gallagher (71)

In 1947 Actor, Robert Hays (Airplane, Starman, Scandalous) (70)

In 1947 Pianist, Peter Serkin (Tashi) (70)

In 1949 Actor, Michael Richards (Fridays, Kramer-Seinfeld) (68)

In 1950 Actor, Sam Behrens (Jake-General Hospital, Danny-Knots Landing) (67)

In 1951 Actress, Lynda Carter (Diana Prince-Wonder Woman, Supergirl) (66)

In 1951 Guitarist, Lynval Golding (The Special A.K.A., Fun Boy 3) (66)

In 1953 Jazz trumpeter, Jon Faddis (64)

In 1953 Former football player, Steve Grogan (Patriots) (64)

In 1954 Auto racer, Philippe Alliot (Grand Prix) (63)

In 1957 Country singer/songwriter, Pam Tillis (60)

In 1958 Basketball player, Joe Barry Carroll (59)

In 1958 Saxophonist/bassist, Mick Karn (Japan) [d: 1-4-11]

In 1959 U.S. judo fighter, Edward Liddie (Olympic-Bronze-1984) (58)

In 1961 Singer, Gary Cherone (Extreme) (56)

In 1961 Drummer, Paul Geary (Extreme) (56)

In 1962 Football player, Kevin Butler (Bears) (55)

In 1963 Jockey, Julie Krone (all-time winningest female jockey) (54)

In 1963 Basketball player, Karl Malone (Jazz/Olympic-Gold-1992) (54)

In 1964 Baseball player, Barry Bonds (Pirates, Giants) (53)

In 1965 Actor, Kadeem Hardison (Dwayne Wayne-A Different World) (52)

In 1968 Actress, Kristin Chenoweth (Annie, Kristin, The Music Man) (49)

In 1968 Actress, Laura Leighton (Sydney-Melrose Place, Sophie-90210) (49)

In 1968 Actor, John P. Navin Jr. (Joey Elliot-Jennifer Slept Here) (49)

In 1969 Actress/singer, Jennifer Lopez (Out Of Sight, Wedding Planner) (48)

In 1970 Playmate, Stephanie Adams (November-1992) (47)

In 1975 Actor, Eric Szmanda (Greg Sanders-CSI) (42)

In 1976 U.S. breaststroke swimmer, Anita Nall (Olympics-Gold-1992) (41)

In 1979 Actress, Rose Byrne (Bridesmaids, Insidious, Neighbors) (38)

In 1981 Actress, Summer Glau (Serenity, Sarah Connor Chronicles) (36)

In 1982 Actress, Elisabeth Moss (Zoey Bartlet-The West Wing) (35)

In 1982 Actress, Anna Paquin (The Piano, Almost Famous) (35)

In 1986 Actress, Megan Park (Secret Life of the American Teenager) (31)

In 1987 Actress, Mara Wilson (Mrs. Doubtfire, Miracle on 34th Street) (30)

In 1990 Actress, Daveigh Chase (Joyce-Oliver Beene) (27)

In 1991 Actress, Emily Rickards (Felicity Smoak-Arrow) (26)

In 1992 Singer, Mitch Grassi (Pentatonix) (25)

In 1993 Actor, Lucas Adams (School of Rock, Liv and Maddie) (24)


On this date in 1704, Great Britain took Gibraltar from Spain. They took that old commercial, "Get a piece of the rock" a little too seriously.

In 1847 that Mormon leader Brigham Young and followers arrived in Salt Lake City.
Remember, if it weren't for them, we wouldn't have the musical, "Book of Mormon."
If they had veered just a little to the south, think of how different Las Vegas would be today.

In 1866, Tennessee was readmitted to the union. They say the first step towards solving a problem is re-admitting it. Isn't that what they say? Maybe I heard them wrong.

In 1936, two states hit record highs: Alton, Kansas, recorded 121 degrees and Las Vegas, Nevada, experienced a high of 117. The number one bet in Las Vegas was making it through the day. It was so hot...
  • Potatoes cooked in the ground and all you had to do was pull them out of the ground and add butter, salt and pepper. 
  • Farmers fed their crushed ice to keep them from laying hard-boiled eggs. 
  • Cows were giving evaporated milk. 
  • Cows were giving pasteurized milk. 
  • You could make instant sun tea. 
  • When the temperature dropped below 95, you got chills. 
  • Hot water came out of BOTH taps. 
  • The chickens were laying fried eggs. 
On this date in 1969 that the Apollo XI astronauts, two of whom had been the first men to walk on the moon, splashed down in the Pacific. And no one suspected there was an alien on board. Oh, wait... that was a movie.

In 1974, the U.S. Supreme Court ordered President Richard Nixon to hand over his tapes. After a few adjustments were made, he did.


Mara Wilson, the cute little girl from "Mrs. Doubtfire" and the remake of "Miracle on 34th Street," turns the big 3-0. Still cute, just not as little. How time flies, dearie.

Jennifer Lopez turns 48 today. Almost twice the age of the men she likes to date.
  • No one has told her body yet. 
  • She's getting closer to doubling the age of her dates. 
  • What's already J-Lo is getting lower. 

Kristin Chenoweth celebrates her 49th birthday today, too. She plans a quiet celebration with other members of the Lollipop Guild.

Barry Bonds turns 53 with an asterisk today. He's the guy that put the stare in steroids. He holds baseball's record for the most home runs by a jacked-up, steroid-driven drug machine. I know, I know... allegedly, supposedly.

Lynda Carter, TV's "Wonder Woman," turns 66 today. As a special treat, she plans to go out and buy a new Wonder Bra.

Michael Richards who we will always remember as "Kramer" is 68. Of course, after "Seinfeld" he... uh... went on to be remembered as "Kramer."

Robert Hays from "Airplane" turns the big 7-0 today... and stop calling him "Shirley."

Ruth Buzzi of Laugh-In turns 81 today.

National Cousins Day -- We'll name a celebrity, you tell us their equally famous cousin. Ready?
Jerry Lee Lewis (Jimmy Swaggart)
Celine Dion (Madonna - 9th cousin, once removed)
Mickey Gilley (Jerry Lee Lewis)
Joe Pesci ("My Cousin Vinny" -- okay, okay)
Quincy Jones (both George Washington and Tennesee Williams)
Former president George W. Bush (Colin Powell... very distant, but really)
Brian Wilson (Mike Love)
President Franklin D. Roosevelt (President Ulysses S. Grant, 4th cousin, once removed)
Rip Torn (Sissy Spacek)

Why Did the Democratic South Become Republican?

Friday, July 21, 2017

Paving on Interstate 40 west of Williams begins Monday Project will provide long-term fix to winter damage

To address the beating a section of Interstate 40 just west of Williams has taken over many winters, the Arizona Department of Transportation will begin reconstructing five miles of roadway in both directions on Monday, July 24.

The $34 million project, which will start with the eastbound direction between mileposts 156 and 161, will literally rebuild the roadway from the ground up, including laying a new foundation.

Drivers heading east on I-40 toward Williams and Flagstaff will cross the median on a temporary road and share lanes with westbound I-40 traffic through the project area, with one lane of travel in each direction. Drivers should slow down and budget for extra travel time.

Crews will rebuild the westbound side of the interstate next summer.

ADOT is currently repaving 12 miles of I-40 in each direction closer to Flagstaff between mileposts 179 and 191. The $13.9 million project, which is about halfway complete, includes minor bridge repairs at the Bellemont, A-1 Mountain and Riordan overpasses as well as new guardrail.

Drivers should use caution and watch for construction personnel and equipment while paving is underway.

Schedules are subject to change based on weather and other unforeseen factors. For more information, please call Coralie Cole, ADOT senior community relations officer, at 602.501.4899 or email: ccole@azdot.gov. For real-time highway conditions statewide, visit ADOT's Traveler Information Site at www.az511.gov, follow ADOT on Twitter (@ArizonaDOT) or call 511, except while driving.

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