Friday, April 28, 2017

GSA Auction 422 E. Arbecam Ave

422 E. Arbecam Ave.
04/27/2017 12:00 PM EDT

CURRENT BID: $1 STATE: CO NO. OF BIDDERS: 0 CLOSE TIME: 12-31-9999 10:00 AM CT.

 

 This Property is located at 422 E. Arbecam Ave., Cortez, Colorado 81321. The Property contains approximately 0.19 acres and is improved a 775 +/- square feet single residential home, 2 bedroom, 1 bath, with a 2-car detached garage.

GSA Auction 214 S. Valley Rd

214 S. Valley Rd.
04/27/2017 04:00 PM EDT


CURRENT BID: $1 STATE: CO NO. OF BIDDERS: 0 CLOSE TIME: 12-31-9999 02:00 PM CT.

 

 The residence is located at 214 S. Valley Rd., Cortez, Montezuma County, Colorado 81321. The Property is located in the Four Corners area near Mesa Verde National Park. Home is a one-story, single-family, 3 bedroom/1 bath residence built in 1958 is on a .17 acre lot, more or less. Home includes gas water heater, wood floors, evaporative cooler A/C, and large back porch.

I-10 lane restrictions and ramp closures planned near Goodyear

Work associated with the Loop 303 / Interstate 10 Interchange will require lane restrictions and ramp closures Thursday (April 27) and this weekend (April 29-30. Motorists traveling on I-10 near Goodyear should allow extra travel time and consider alternate routes.
Eastbound I-10 will be narrowed to two lanes overnight between Jackrabbit Trail and Citrus Road from 9 p.m.Thursday, April 27 to 5 a.m. Friday, April 28 for overhead sign work.
Eastbound I-10 will be narrowed to four lanes between Loop 303 and Estrella Parkway from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m.Saturday, April 28. I-10 eastbound on-ramp at Estrella Parkway will be closed. Allow extra travel time and use other nearby eastbound off-ramps, including Bullard Avenue. Note: Southbound Loop 303 ramp to eastbound I-10 narrowed to one lane.
Eastbound I-10 will be narrowed to one lane between Verrado Way and Loop 303 from 10 p.m. Saturday, April 28 to9 a.m. Sunday, April 29. I-10 eastbound ramp to northbound Loop 303 will be closed. I-10 eastbound on-ramp at Perryville Road and off-ramp at Citrus Road also will be closed. Consider using alternate routes and other nearby ramps, including I-10 eastbound off-ramps at Perryville Road or Bullard Avenue or the on-ramps at Sarival Avenue or Estrella Parkway.

ADOT works to inform the public about planned highway restrictions and closures, but it’s possible that unscheduled impacts might occur because of weather or other factors. For the most current information about highway conditions statewide, visit ADOT’s Traveler Information Site at www.az511.gov, follow ADOT on Twitter (@ArizonaDOT) or call 511, except while driving. For more information, please contact the ADOT Project Information Line at 855.712.8530 or email Projects@azdot.gov.

Weekend Travel Advisory April 28 - May 1, 2017



Drivers should be aware of the following restrictions this weekend:
Northbound Interstate 17 closed between McDowell and Camelback roads from 10 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday
Eastbound Interstate 10 narrowed to one lane between Verrado Way and Loop 303 from 10 p.m. Saturday to 9 a.m. Sunday
Eastbound Interstate 10 narrowed to three lanes between Baseline and Guadalupe roads from 5 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday

View the Weekend Travel Advisory map in PDF format or visit our site for a complete listing of restrictions for this weekend.

ADOT putting the 'smooth' back into stretch of I-17 in Phoenix

Crews approaching halfway mark for rubberized asphalt resurfacing



PHOENIX – Drivers are already noticing a smoother ride on Interstate 17, and there’s more on the way as crews work to resurface more than 10 miles of the freeway between the downtown area and north Phoenix with a fresh layer of rubberized asphalt.

As the Arizona Department of Transportation’s $9.8 million I-17 Improvement Project between Dunlap and 19th avenues approaches the halfway mark, crews have already paved six miles southbound and five miles northbound.

The paving, which started in March, requires sections of the freeway in one direction to be closed on most weekends until mid-June, including northbound I-17 between McDowell and Camelback roads from 10 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m.Monday (May 1). The Interstate 10 ramps connecting to northbound I-17 at the “Stack” interchange also will be closed.

The entire I-17 project, including final lane striping, will be completed this summer.

ADOT’s project team is working to limit the traffic impacts, including scheduling paving northbound this weekend with fans heading to Arizona Diamondbacks games and other events in and around downtown. In addition, there will no closure over Memorial Day weekend in late May.

ADOT’s overhead message boards will alert drivers to the closures and available alternate routes, including State Route 51.

Rubberized asphalt, which includes melted rubber from recycled tires blended into its mixture, is best applied to the freeway within a pavement temperature range that’s higher than 75 degrees. Such temperatures generally occur during spring and fall, when most rubberized asphalt resurfacing is done.

ADOT uses rubberized asphalt on many freeways and highways because it has proven to be a durable pavement that provides a smooth ride. It has also gained favor over time for reducing traffic noise in neighborhoods adjacent to freeways.

The I-17 Improvement Project actually started last fall with sidewalk and wheelchair ramp improvements at a number of cross street interchanges. Crews also are upgrading safety fences on overpasses above I-17.

Other work has included I-17 drainage improvements near Durango Street, new signs and concrete-barrier upgrades.

ADOT will provide updates on the I-17 resurfacing and scheduled closures on the agency’s website, azdot.gov, and Twitter feed (@ArizonaDOT). Sign up for email alerts by visiting azdot.gov/I17PavementPreservation.

Overnight closure on Interstate 19 at Irvington Road scheduled this weekend

Northbound Interstate 19 will be closed overnight at Irvington Road beginning 11 p.m. Sunday, April 30, through 3 a.m. Monday, May 1, for overhead sign work. Drivers will be routed east on Irvington Road, north on Sixth Avenue and back onto I-10.

The work is part of a $40 million project to replace the existing traffic interchange at I-19 and Ajo Way with a modern single-point urban interchange. The project is expected to be complete by spring 2018.

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

ADOT works to inform the public about planned highway restrictions and closures, but it’s possible that unscheduled impacts might occur because of weather or other factors. For the most current information about highway conditions statewide, visit ADOT’s Traveler Information site at www.az511.gov, follow ADOT on Twitter (@ArizonaDOT) or call 511, except while driving.

For more information about this project, please call Paki Rico, ADOT senior community relations officer, at 520.388.4233 or email prico@azdot.gov or visit the website at http://azdot.gov/ajoway.

Plan ahead for weekend closure of northbound Interstate 17 between McDowell and Camelback roads

Drivers should consider alternate routes

The Arizona Department of Transportation is continuing work on a major project to add a new layer of smooth rubberized asphalt to Interstate 17 in Phoenix. The resurfacing is being accomplished through a series of weekend closures in areas between Dunlap Avenue in north Phoenix and 19th Avenue southwest of the downtown area. Drivers are asked to plan ahead for this weekend’s closure and consider alternate routes to avoid anticipated traffic delays.

Northbound I-17 will be closed between McDowell and Camelback roads from 10 p.m. Friday, April 28, to 5 a.m.Monday, May 1. Drivers should consider using westbound Interstate 10 as an alternate route in the downtown Phoenix area. Drivers should also consider using 19th Avenue and 27th Avenue as alternate routes.

Closures and restrictions include:
Both ramps at I-10 connecting to northbound I-17 will be closed. The northbound I-17 ramps to I-10 at the “Stack” will be open, but expect heavy traffic.
The southbound I-17 HOV lane will be closed between Camelback and Thomas roads for fence replacement work.
Eastbound Thomas Road will be closed at I-17 for fence replacement work.
On Thomas and Indian School roads, no left turns will be allowed because of fence replacement work.
The southbound I-17 off-ramp at Indian School Road also will be closed for fence replacement.
Indian School Road will be narrowed to one lane in both directions at I-17 as crews work on fence replacement at the interchange.

DETOUR: Consider alternate routes including westbound I-10 starting near Sky Harbor Airport to northbound SR 51 and the westbound Loop 101 to reach I-17. Expect heavy traffic on the local detour routes. Northbound I-17 traffic exiting at McDowell Road will detour along the frontage road. Consider using Glendale and Northern Avenues as alternate east-west routes this weekend.

Drivers should use caution, slow down and watch for construction personnel and equipment in work zones. No restrictions or closures will be scheduled over the Memorial Day holiday weekend in May.

For more information about this project, please visit azdot.gov/I17pavementpreservation, call the ADOT Project Information Line at 855.712.8530 or email Projects@azdot.gov.

ADOT works to inform the public about planned highway restrictions and closures, but it’s possible that unscheduled impacts might occur because of weather or other factors. For the most current information about highway conditions statewide, visit ADOT’s Traveler Information Site at www.az511.gov, follow ADOT on Twitter (@ArizonaDOT) or call 511, except while driving.

HEALTH BENEFITS OF KISSING

(CNN) It's Kiss Your Mate Day. The kiss. It can be so many things: sweet, loving, awkward, intense, transporting, disappointing, boring, sublime, life altering. On the delicious and passionate side of the spectrum, a smooch can be a heart-healthy micro workout, a hormone releaser and a mood booster. It's also fun -- and a great way to connect with the person you care about. "Sex, as wonderful as it is, can be perfunctory," says Andrea Demirjian, author of "Kissing: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about One of Life's Sweetest Pleasures." "Kissing is intimate: You're right there in the space of your soul. It gets to the core of your heart and spirit because it's such a lovely way to express and receive love and affection. A kiss a day really can keep the doctor away."

1. Kissing helps reduce blood pressure
Making out isn't just good for your emotional heart, it gives your anatomical one a workout, too. "Kissing passionately gets your heartbeat revved in a healthy way that helps lower your blood pressure," says Demirjian. "It dilates your blood vessels -- blood is flowing in a good, solid fashion and getting to all your vital organs."

2. Kissing zaps cramps and headaches
"Kissing is great if you have a headache or menstrual cramps," says Demirjian. You may be inclined to wave away advances when you're curled into an achy ball, but the blood-vessel dilation brought on by a good long smooching session can really help ease your pain. In fact, Demirjian recommends replacing the ol' "Not tonight, dear -- I have a headache" line with, "Honey, I have a headache. Come kiss me!"

3. Kissing fights cavities
A smooch-a-thon gets all, er, fluids flowing -- including your saliva. "When you're kissing, you're secreting more saliva in your mouth," says Demirjian. "That's the mechanism that washes away the plaque on your teeth that leads to cavities." (So much more fun than gargling!)

4. Kissing amps up your happy hormones
"If you're feeling stressed or rundown, a little kissing or lovemaking [is] actually the elixir you need to... feel better," says Demirjian. "It will relax, restore and revitalize you.... The feel-good chemicals in the brain get percolating: serotonin, dopamine, oxytocin -- things you can get from the rush of exercising."

5. Kissing burns (a few) calories
It can't compare to 30 minutes on the elliptical, but a vigorous make out session can burn 8 to 16 calories per smooch, says Demirjian. "Kissing and lovemaking can be a vigorous exercise if you're fully engaged," she says. "You need to have a passionate kiss [in order to burn those calories], but it doesn't have to be a 10-hour make out session."

6. Kissing boosts self-esteem
One German study found that men who got a nice juicy kiss from their wives before leaving for work made more money. "If he leaves his home happy, he's more productive at work because he's not feeling emotionally distressed, so he's going to make more money," explains Demirjian. "Kissing has so much to do with your self-esteem and feeling loved and connected."

7. Kissing can give you a facelift (kind of)
Per Demirjian, deep kissing can shape up the neck and jawline, which are often trouble spots for those concerned about looking older. "Your mouth has a number of facial muscles," she says. "When those are engaged in kissing, you can tighten and tone them."

8. Kissing is a barometer for sexual compatibility
It can be an excellent way to check out a potential partner for sexual compatibility before getting naked and emotionally involved, says Demirjian. But if your very first liplock with a new partner is meh, she recommends giving him or her one more shot. "Sometimes during the first kiss, people are feeling awkward, nervous or embarrassed," she says. "That might not breed the most seductive, sexy experience." Second kiss is crappy, too? That's your cue to take your lips -- and the rest of you -- elsewhere.

MEDICAL MYTHS YOU PROBABLY BELIEVE

While cracking your knuckles is an unpleasant habit and may eventually injure your joints and weaken your fingers if you do it excessively, it will not cause arthritis. That's just a myth -- or something your mother told you to get you to stop doing it. There is a lot of homegrown medical advice most of us believe is true, but it's actually not. The top five medical myths you probably believe are true -- but they're not, according to the Editors of Publications International Ltd.:

1. Chocolate and fried foods cause acne.
When oil glands under the skin produce too much of a waxy oil called sebum, which the body uses to keep skin lubricated, pimples form. They're most likely caused by hormones, but stress and heredity also come into play.

2. Coffee will sober you up.
Once alcohol is in your system, no other liquid -- be it coffee, soda or water -- will sober you up. Only your liver can do that job.

3. Cold weather will give you a cold.
Viruses cause colds, not the weather. You catch a cold by inhaling airborne droplets after an infected person coughs or sneezes, shaking hands with someone who has a cold or touching a surface, such as a light switch, door handle or remote control, that harbors cold germs.

4. Too much sugar makes kids hyperactive.
Although you do want to restrict high-calorie sweets because they offer little nutrition, they won't make your child hyper. They will give a short-term energy boost, but that's not the same thing as hyperactivity.

5. Don't swallow gum because it takes seven years to digest.
Of the four ingredients in gum -- flavor, sweeteners, softeners and gum base -- the first three are digestible. But gum base is not, so it comes out the other end pretty much intact in about two to three days.

WEIRD WAYS TO STAND OUT AT JOB INTERVIEWS

Would you ever consider lighting a corner of your resume on fire during an interview to show your "burning desire" for the job? Someone actually did that. Call such stunts creative. (Or crazy.) In the quest to secure gainful employment, some people have done some pretty bizarre things just to get the hiring manager's attention. CareerBuilder.com and Harris Poll surveyed more than 2,000 hiring managers across all industries in companies large and small to find out the most unusual ways job candidates have attempted to get their attention so they'll stand out from the rest. Do note that in 100 percent of the cases cited below, the candidate did stand out -- but not necessarily in a good way. As CareerBuilder.com notes: File it under #CandidateFail. Here are the top 10 off-the-wall tactics job seekers used to stand out, but not always for the right reasons:
 
  1. Candidate found out where the hiring manager was having dinner and picked up the tab. 
  2. Candidate had his daughter call the hiring manager in advance of the interview to thank the hiring manager "for giving her dad a job." 
  3. Candidate had a cake delivered to the hiring manager with the words "Congratulations! [candidate's name] got the job!" 
  4. Candidate answered a call during the interview stating that another company was calling to discuss a job offer. 
  5. Candidate sat on the floor during the interview and asked the hiring manager to take a picture of him with the company mascot. 
  6. Candidate had her resume gift-wrapped. 
  7. Candidate showed pictures of his relatives, who worked at the company many years prior. 
  8. Candidate acted like a game show host. 
  9. Candidate brought a bag of props into the interview and pulled them out as they were relevant in the questions/answers. 
  10. Candidate sent the hiring manager a coupon for a free meal. 

THE WHITE TEETH DIET

It's time to load up your plate with broccoli, carrots and cauliflower. if you pay attention to what you eat -- and what you don't eat -- you can clean and whiten your teeth naturally, says UK dentist Dr. Anthony Zybutz. There are three components to the white teeth diet: chewing, saliva production and staining, Zybutz tells London's Daily Mail:

1. Chewing
Fruits and vegetables that must be chewed act like a toothbrush while you eat, scrubbing the surface of your teeth, removing food particles and preventing plaque build-up. These foods also massage the gums, which stimulates blood flow and helps keep gums healthy. Best foods to eat: Apples, carrots, cauliflower, green beans, broccoli, pineapple, celery and hard cheeses.

2. Saliva
When the flow of saliva is increased, it helps keep teeth whiter by essentially rinsing your teeth as you eat. Best foods to eat: Citrus fruits, such as grapefruits, limes, lemons and oranges, as well as strawberries.

3. Staining
What you don't eat is almost as important as what you do eat when it comes to maintaining white teeth. Zybutz offers this rule of thumb: If a food will stain your shirt, then it will also stain your teeth. Foods to avoid: Red wine, tea, coffee, cola and sports drinks, blackberries, blueberries, pomegranates, curry sauces, soy sauce and anything that is artificially colored.

And if broccoli and cauliflower aren't your favorite foods, take heart. White teeth were just as fashionable in ancient Roman times as they are today, but the Romans gargled with urine to whiten their choppers. Suddenly, broccoli doesn't sound so bad, does it?

DOZIN' ON SUNDAY AFTERNOON

(Men's Health) A midday doze does not make you old. It makes you smart. A City University of New York study found that people who nap have sharper memories. But not just any nap will do: Use this guide to find your sweet spot: 

  • 10 minutes -- A quick fix. napping for 10 minutes immediately wards off fatigue and boosts brain power for at least 2 and a half hours, an Australian study found. A 5 minute nap is no help. 
  • 20 minutes -- Delayed benefits. Doubling down will improve your reaction time and performance on alphanumeric task. But not right away it takes at least 35 minutes to shake off the postnap mental fog from "taking 20." 
  • 30 minutes -- A healthy boost. You will feel drowsy for about 5 minutes afterward, but then more mentally fit for 90 minutes. Still, a 10 minute nap is better; you avoid the hangover effect of a deeper sleep. 
  • 45 to 90 minutes -- No help. During a 45 minute to 90 minute nap, you drift into deep sleep without completing a full sleep cycle. "You will often feel worse after you wake up than before," says sleep expert W. Christopher Winter, M.D. 
  • 90 to 110 minutes -- Sings of trouble. The average person's sleep cycle last 90 minutes, the ideal duration for a longer snooze. But habitual long napping may be a sign of a sleep disorder, Dr. Winter says. 

THINGS NOT TO DO WHEN YOU'RE SLEEP DEPRIVED

(Huffington Post) You know getting too little sleep makes you tired and crabby and hungry and forgetful. But other than waking up on the wrong side of the proverbial bed, how bad is the occasional sleep-deprived day, really? It turns out just a little bit of extra sleep goes a long way in protecting your health, boosting your memory and keeping you safe from potentially-fatal events like heart attacks and car accidents. Just one night of sleep deprivation can also set you up for a number of everyday missteps we'd all rather avoid. Here are a few of those things you shouldn't do when you haven't had enough sleep.

Drive
You wouldn't get behind the wheel after having a few drinks, but you also shouldn't get behind the wheel without your 40 winks. In a 2012 study, researchers found that drunk and sleepy drivers are both at least twice as likely to be responsible for an accident, Reuters reported. "We know from experimental studies that just four hours of sleep loss will produce as much impairment as a six pack," Christopher Drake, an associate scientist at the Henry Ford Hospital Sleep Disorders and Research Center in Detroit, told Reuters. But it's not just sleepy car drivers who should hand over the keys. Pilots, train operators and truck drivers all report errors on the job due to sleepiness, including "near misses," according to the National Sleep Foundation.

Make Important Decisions
There's a biological reason that something seems like a good idea when you're tired, when it might not actually be the best bet. In a 2011 study, researchers observed increased brain activity in areas that assess positive outcomes after sleep deprivation. There was also decreased activity in brain areas that assess negative outcomes. Essentially, then, skimping on sleep skews our decision-making powers toward the optimistic, and may therefore sway you toward signing the lease or taking the job without realistically weighing the pros and cons. The authors suggested changes in levels of the neurotransmitter dopamine may play a role, the LA Times reported.

Go Grocery Shopping
You already know you shouldn't fill up your cart when you're hungry, but if you're sleepy to boot, you're in for some unwise choices: A 2013 study found that sleep-deprived shoppers purchased more and higher-calorie food than they would have during a well-rested trip to the supermarket. "We hypothesized that sleep deprivation's impact on hunger and decision making would make for the 'perfect storm' with regard to shopping and food purchasing -- leaving individuals hungrier and less capable of employing self-control and higher-level decision-making processes to avoid making impulsive, calorie-driven purchases," author Colin Chapman, MSc, of Uppsala University, said in a statement. The men in the study loaded up their carts with 9 percent more calories and 18 percent more grams of food after a night of little sleep. "Our finding provides a strong rationale for suggesting that patients with concerns regarding caloric intake and weight gain maintain a healthy, normal sleep schedule," Chapman said.

Or Online Shopping, For That Matter
if decision making is skewed and impulsiveness amplified, we think it's safe to say that shopping decisions beyond groceries may also be affected. With more difficulty in the logical reasoning department and impaired judgment, the day after a night of fitful sleep isn't the day to decide you're going to buy that designer bag.

Grab An Energy Drink
Yes, you're tired, but a brisk walk, a quick workout or a nap, if you can swing it, is a much wiser choice than the nearest caffeine jolt, considering the copious sugar and mysterious compounds in many popular energy drink brands. Plus, many cans contain surprisingly little actual caffeine, especially compared to a strong cup of coffee (not to mention real coffee boasts actual health benefits).

Brag About It
Perhaps nothing fosters an unhealthier sleep climate than participating in what HuffPost president and editor-in-chief Arianna Huffington dubbed "sleep deprivation one-upmanship" in a 2010 TED Talk. In reality, a very select few of us are actual short sleepers, meaning we really can get by on just a few hours each night. The rest of us should help change the conversation about sleep by being more aware of the messages we send.

Pick A Fight
The morning after a night of tossing and turning is not the time to bring up that serious talk you've been meaning to have with your bed partner. That's because you're likely to be highly emotional when you're lacking in sleep -- and not in a good way. "It's almost as though, without sleep, the brain had reverted back to more primitive patterns of activity, in that it was unable to put emotional experiences into context and produce controlled, appropriate responses," Matthew Walker, senior author of a 2007 study on the subject, said in a statement. The research found that sleep-deprived brains were 60 percent more reactive to negative and disturbing images, USA Today reported.

WHAT DO WOMEN WANT?

What do women want? Men have been asking this question since the beginning of time. Of course, we've been telling them, but they clearly weren't listening. Relationship gurus reveal the eight common mistakes men make with women:
  1. Not listening 
  2. Not offering help 
  3. Thinking men and women are alike 
  4. Misunderstanding the 'silent treatment' 
  5. Failing to communicate 
  6. Thinking that 'physically present' is enough 
  7. Feeling hurt by a woman's distractions 
  8. Not getting how we operate

EAT LIKE A MAN

Cosmopolitan says women can learn interesting morsels about their man just by watching him eat.

He likes it hot
The more fiery his dinner selection, the more daring the dude. According to neurologist Alan Hirsch, author of "What Flavor Is Your Personality?", spice fans are often olfactory-challenged, so they seek stimulation in food... and in life. A man who goes for milder stuff relishes the security of a solid relationship.

He favors fruits
A guy who goes for grapes, bananas, and other soft-fleshed fruit tends to be dormant, while crunchy veggie lovers are introspective and sensitive, Dr. Hirsch's hypothesis: "People who don't behave aggressively take out aggressions on their food.

He's a meat man
Count on beef boy to be a solid but basic guy. "The psychological profile of a meat eater is a man of traditional values," says Adam Drewnowski, Ph.D., director of the nutritional-science program at the University of Washington. "Expect a guy who goes vegetarian to be spiritual and idealistic."

CAN I GET A REFERENCE?

If you've ever been in a situation where you have to write a reference letter for someone, be it an employee or a friend, you know how hard it is -- especially if the person doesn't deserve it. That's why this handy list of phrases will help you out:

  • Great presentation skills: Able to sling the bull 
  • Good communication skills: Spends lots of time on phone 
  • Average employee: Not too bright 
  • Exceptionally well qualified: Made no major blunders yet 
  • Work is the first priority: Too ugly to get a date 
  • Active socially: Drinks a lot 
  • Family is active socially: Spouse drinks, too 
  • Independent worker: Nobody knows what he/she does 
  • Quick thinker: Offers plausible excuses 
  • Careful thinker: Won't make a decision 
  • Aggressive: Obnoxious 
  • Uses logic on difficult jobs: Gets someone else to do it 
  • Expresses themselves well: Speaks English 
  • Meticulous attention to detail: A nit picker 
  • Has leadership qualities: Is tall or has a loud voice 
  • Exceptionally good judgement: Lucky 
  • Keen sense of humor: Knows a lot of dirty jokes 
  • Career minded: Back Stabber 
  • Loyal: Can't get a job anywhere else 

The Ben Shapiro Show Ep. 292 - Should We Train Three-Year-Olds To Be Boys And Girls?

WEIRD NEWS

That Time the TV Station Had No Sense of Humor
Joe Pickett and Nick Prueher just thought they were having some harmless fun when they pranked the morning television show - "Hello Wisconsin" on WEAU. But to Gray Television, which owns the station - they duo are guilty of fraud, copyright infringement, and conspiracy to commit a wrongful act, and they're now suing the boys. Apparently Pickett and Prueher booked an appearance as "Chop & Steele," a phony strongman duo that court records show had convinced the station - via emails from a Mr. "Jerry Chubb" and a press release - to book them while they were in town on their "Give Thanks 4 Strengths" tour so they could educate viewers on how they've been "using their muscles to entertain and educate" on subjects such as bullying and unity. But their "educational" performance included karate-chopping twigs they'd found in the parking lot, lifting chocolate milk containers, and sparring with tennis rackets - things Gray calls "ridiculous bits" in its suit. Pickett and Prueher, who went to the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire and now run the comedy event Found Footage Festival, found out about the suit via a New York Post story. Prueher said he's surprised Gray didn't get a chuckle out of it all, but he adds he and Pickett aren't backing down. "We're well within our rights doing what we did," adding the station should've done its "due diligence." And it seems WEAU wasn't the only duped station. The pair apparently convinced at least six other shows to book them; they showed up for a handful, then canceled the rest.(Pioneer Press)

How To Die Right
A suburban Chicago couple married for 69 years has died just 40 minutes apart while holding hands at a hospital. Teresa Vatkin, age 89, died Saturday at 12:10am at Highland Park Hospital. Her husband, 91-year-old Isaac Vatkin, died around 12:50am. Relatives say the husband and wife were holding hands when Teresa passed. Their daughter, Clara Gesklin, says her father stopped breathing when family members separated the couple's fingers. The couple's son, Leo Vatkin, says his father "never wanted to do anything apart" from his wife. During a joint funeral held Monday for the couple, Gesklin said her parents' "love for each other was so strong they simply could not live without each other." (Newser)

Guess What Amazon Wants You To Do Now?
Because apparently listening to everything you say through Echo isn't enough, now Amazon wants you to install a WiFi-connected camera in your bedroom, bathroom, or wherever you regularly get dressed. We are not kidding. The idea is so crazy that CNBC says they thought it was a joke when they first looked into it. So, it seems Amazon is billing the "Echo Look" as the "style assistant" to the original Echo's virtual assistant. It lets you take top-to-bottom photos and videos of yourself in various outfits, store them in a "personal lookbook," and send them to friends to get fashion advice. It will also rate how you look in various outfits using "machine learning algorithms with advice from fashion specialists." All this will set you back $200 bucks when it's released - but of course there are also some concerns. Some want to know who Amazon's "fashion specialists" are and how artificial intelligence can judge individual fashion tastes. Plus, Amazon admits all photos and videos of users will be stored indefinitely - unless the user specifically deletes them. It hasn't said if it will sell those images and videos to third parties. Amazon may also use your photos to recommend clothing based on your outfits. And let's don't forget the fact that you'd have a potentially hack-able Amazon camera in your bedroom or bathroom. Yeah - I don't think I'll get dressed in front of that. (CNBC)

Hike of Death
A young Taiwanese couple who disappeared while hiking in Nepal were finally found after 47 days - but it was three days too late for one of them. Liang Sheng-yueh, 21, is being treated in a Kathmandu hospital after being found on a ledge under a waterfall in the remote Dhading region. He told rescuers he had been trapped there for more than a month with 19-year-old girlfriend Liu Chen-chun, who died 44 days into their ordeal. Rescuers say the couple became lost during a snowstorm on the lightly traveled Ganesh Himal trail. They tried to find a village by following a river, but ended up on the ledge after falling over a high-altitude waterfall and finding they couldn't climb up or down. After they vanished, the couple's parents flew to Nepal, with Liang's father chartering a helicopter and hiring Sherpa guides to search the area. Local people eventually spotted the couple's red tent. Liang told rescuers they had survived on the food in their backpacks, mostly potatoes and noodles, for two weeks before supplies ran out. Liang lost more than 65 pounds and was suffering from severe malnutrition according to doctors. His foot was also covered with maggots and hair full of lice. But - despite having to live like that for 47 days, doctors say he appears to be "mostly normal." (Taiwan News)

Who Knew - There's Big Money in Socks!
Brennan Agranoff is the founder and CEO of a custom sock business that receives about 100 new orders per day - and he's just 17. He first came up with the idea for HoopSwagg at a high school basketball game at age 13 when he noticed how boring the athletic socks were that the players were wearing. So his company makes custom socks and other products, including shoelaces and arm sleeves, for basketball and other sports. Designs range from fairly standard (digital camo) to pretty out-there (unicorns farting rainbows). Agranoff says, "My ideas, they're either really random or based on what is happening right now." He's come up with over 500 designs so far and the company's annual sales are more than $1 million! Agranoff has a number of part-time employees, and his mom works for the business full-time. A pair of his socks will run you $14.99. Agranoff hopes to someday allow customers to come up with their own designs. And how's your business going? (Newser)

The Truth On Poop?
A new report reveals more than you probably ever thought you needed to know about poop. It turns out that no matter their size, all mammals take an average of 12 seconds to go Number 2! That means elephants take about as long to go as mice, despite the obvious huge difference in what they're producing. The new research also applies to humans, so there's literally no excuse for sitting on the toilet and playing Candy Crush for 15 minutes. Lead researcher Patricia Yang said, "If it's taking far longer than 12 seconds, I'd say you should go see someone about it." Published in the journal Soft Matter - yes, really - Yang's team studied in the field but also used YouTube videos in their research, allowing them to study 23 different species. Yang noted, "There's a surprising amount of poop videos online." The researchers believe one reason for the short poop time is to protect each animal from predators as the smell definitely attracts them. (Metro)

What the What?
In Cincinnati, the Hillside Chapel Crematory was badly damaged in a fire after they tried to cremate an '"overly obese" corpse. Owner Don Catchen said flames from the cremation spread outside a furnace when the fire got too hot in what he describes as a "freak accident." They believe because of the immense size of the body, the crematory got hotter than the unit is supposed to get. Fortunately nobody was injured. Firefighters put out the blaze - limiting the damage and the spread of the flames to one area, and no other bodies were affected. (WCPO-TV)

DID YOU KNOW?

  • The older you get, the more likely you'll need friends. 
  • 20% of workers say the temperature in the work place makes them less productive. 
  • According to Men's Health, engaged men are more likely to lose weight if they are helping plan a formal wedding. 
  • A survey says that 64% of women think about their to-do lists in the shower. 
  • Theknot.com says just over half of all grooms chose the venue for their wedding.

TODAY'S IMPOSSIBLE QUESTION

Over your lifetime you'll go through about 100 feet of this? Fingernails.

THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW

  • ESPN has let go NFL reporter Ed Werder, quarterback-turned-analyst Trent Dilfer and SportsCenter anchor Jay Crawford, reports The Wall Street Journal. 
  • A Scottish politician running for Glasgow city council says she wants to bring back the guillotine. 
  • The Trump star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame was just vandalized again. 
  • Police officers in Australia pulled over a 12-year-old boy who had been driving alone for 800 miles. 
  • Some stores have had trouble selling Ivanka's line of clothing, so they've secretly relabeled it as Adrienne Vittadini. 
  • Caitlyn Jenner, out promoting her new book, said in an interview that she knows O.J. Simpson murdered his wife and her friend that night. 
  • The NFL Draft is underway through Saturday. 
  • So you know, Sunday is Adopt a Shelter Pet Day. 
  • United Airlines is now going to offer up to $10,000 to bump you from a flight. 
  • A new documentary on Whitney Houston claims the late singer was bisexual. 
  • Johnny Depp had some fun on Wednesday, dressing up like Jack Sparrow and hanging out inside the Pirates of the Caribbean ride to taught passing guests in their boats. 
  • Kim Kardashian has called Caitlyn Jenner's book, "hurtful" towards her mom. 
  • Starbucks is going to open its largest location in the world on Chicago's Miracle Mile. The 43,000-square-foot store will open in 2019 at the corner of Michigan and Erie, in what's currently a Crate and Barrel. 
  • Researchers at M.I.T. have created a double-armed, laser-guided robot that can basically 3-D print a 50-foot-wide house in less than 14 hours with almost no human intervention. 
  • It's been 20 years since Ellen DeGeneres came out in her TV Show. 
  • There's a cruise ship out there that has an on-board go-cart track. 
  • A Mississippi man has filed lawsuit against R. Kelly, alleging the singer had an affair with his wife of five years. 
  • Nicholas Cage broke an ankle in Bulgaria while filming his latest movie. 
  • There's a new Avocado-Chocolate bar out there, blending avocado with white chocolate. 
  • An ice cream store in Los Angeles is selling 'Goth Ice Cream' -- it's black ice cream, served in a black cone. 

ON THIS DAY

On this date in 1789, the famous Mutiny on the Bounty took place.
  • How they got all those sailors on a roll of paper towels is beyond me. 
  • They should have known there would be trouble on board a ship named for a paper towel. 
  • The famous "Mutiny of the Bounty" took place when the crew of the ship ignored the captain and switched from Bounty to the cheaper Costco brand of paper towels. 

In 1914, W.H. Carrier patented the air conditioner.
  • Most had the same reaction: "Cool!" 
  • You would have thought that happened more during the summer. 
  • That's the device that inspired wives everywhere to say, "Does it have to be that cool in here?" 
  • After getting it to finally work, he chilled. 

On this date in 1919, the very first successful parachute jump was made.
  • Notice I didn't say the first parachute jump. 
  • Obviously by someone who had absolutely nothing with the previous attempts. 
  • It went so smoothly: jump out, count to ten and pull the ripcord! 
  • By then they had figured out it was not a good idea to count to 200 before pulling the ripcord. 

In 1945, Italian dictator Benito Mussolini and his mistress were captured and executed. When it became clear they needed a new leader, it saved a lot of money on pensions.

Adolf Hitler married Eva Braun on this date in 1945. Two days later, they committed suicide. Pretty lousy way of getting out of writing thank you notes for the wedding presents.

On this date in 1958, Vice President Richard Nixon began a goodwill tour of South America. He came back and said the Goodwill stores down there were in pretty bad shape.

In 1993, the very first "Take Your Daughter to Work Day" was held. The following day, the very first, "Oh, honey, I'm sorry I forgot and went home without you last night" Day took place...




TODAY IS

Jessica Alba turns 36. Is that the one that's married to Justin Timberlake or the one that was in Flashdance?

Actor Jorge Garcia turns 44 today.
Forever remembered as Hurley on "Lost," unless you've already forgotten.
He's a big dude. Jorge appeared on "Lost" as the island, Hurley.
Whatever you do, don't buy him lottery tickets. (That's what brought him misfortune in the show.)

Penelope Cruz turns 43 today. She once dated Tom Cruise, but when it almost got serious, they couldn't agree on the proper spelling of Cruise. Too bad she and Tom Cruise couldn't have hit it off. She could have become Penelope Cruz-Cruise.

Rap singer Too Short turns 51. It seems like it's time for him to give up that name. He's been Too Short Too Long.

Jay Leno turns 67 today. He may have a show tonight somewhere, but it won't be a Tonight Show. He's almost old enough to... oh, wait -- he already did!

Kiss Your Mate Day -- A day set aside to kiss your mate when they're least expecting it. So, when would that be?

Great Poetry Reading Day -- Even if you don't write, you can listen. Many bookstores offer one evening a month where aspiring poets can take center stage.



MY OTHER THOUGHTS FOR TODAY

The Writers Guild of America has voted to authorize a strike. And the plot thickens...

A company in Japan has created a device to help parents shut down their child's smartphone if they use it too much. Didn't that use to be called, 'parenting?'

Spirit Airlines has scored the lowest customer satisfaction rating in its industry for the third year in a row. A company spokesman said, "Who cares?"

The new United Airlines slogan is NOT "Fly the Bunny-Killin' Skies if We Don't Drag You Off First." Just a bad rumor...

Music Calendar...

In 1928 "Ol' Man River" by Paul Robeson is #1 on the charts.

In 1940 Glenn Miller and his orchestra record "Pennsylvania 6-5000."

In 1946 "Prisoner Of Love" by Perry Como is #1 on the charts.

In 1956 "Standing On The Corner" by Four Lads enters the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1957 Bill Halley & the Comets appear on the "Ed Sullivan Show."

In 1958 "Johnny B. Goode" by Chuck Berry enters the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1958 "Witch Doctor" by David Seville hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 2 weeks.

In 1962 "(The Man Who Shot) Liberty Valance" by Gene Pitney enters the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1963 Andrew Oldham sees the Rolling Stones perform for the first time at London's Crawdaddy Club. He becomes their manager the next day.

In 1965 Barbra Striesand stars in "My Name is Barbra," a special on CBS-TV.

In 1967 Mama Cass Elliot gives birth to daughter Owen Vanessa.

In 1967 "This Diamond Ring" by Gary Lewis & the Playboys is certified gold.

In 1968 The musical "Hair" shifts to Broadway for the first of 1729 consecutive performances.

In 1975 Ringo Starr performs the "No No Song" with Dick & Tom Smothers on CBS-TV's "Smothers Brothers Show."

In 1975 John Lennon appears on the "The Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson."

In 1978 Journey hosts NBC-TV's "The Midnight Special" with guests Rita Coolidge and Al Jarreau.

In 1979 "Dance The Night Away" by Van Halen, "Chuck E's In Love" by Rickie Lee Jones and "I Want You To Want Me" by Cheap Trick all enter the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1979 "Heart Of Glass" by Blondie is #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1980 Marshall Tucker bassist Tommy Caldwell, 30, dies of head injuries following a car accident near his hometown of Spartanburg, SC.

In 1986 Bruce Hornsby & The Range's album "The Way It Is" is released.

In 1987 Ozzy Osbourne serenades a planeload of college kids with "Crazy Plane" over the aircraft's P.A. system.

In 1987 Ray Charles testifies on Capitol Hill on behalf of increased funding for hearing research. He told lawmakers, "My eyes are my handicap, but my ears are my opportunity."

In 1987 Sweden told Frank Sinatra he would have to pay a special tax on his upcoming show because he'd performed in South Africa in violation of the artistic boycott of the country.

In 1987 Rolling Stone member Bill Wyman launches AIMS to provide young musicians with affordable time in recording studios.

In 1987 "The Art of Excellence" by Tony Bennett is released on Compact Disc, the first CD to be released before its vinyl counterpart.

In 1989 John Lennon's Mercedes Benz limo, which once was used by the Supremes, sells for $284,000 at a London auction.

In 1991 Bonnie Raitt marries actor Michael O'Keefe.

In 1993 Prince announces he was retiring from studio recording to concentrate on theater, film and nightclubs. Shortly after, he changed his name to an unpronounceable symbol.

In 1994 Lisa Marie Presley divorces her musician husband, Danny Keough, after five-and-a-half years of marriage and two children. Presley marries Michael Jackson the following month.

In 1994 Elton John's single "Can You Feel The Love Tonight" is released.

In 1995 The film "Friday" co-starring Ice Cube opens nationally.

In 1995 Dr. John, Los Lobos, and Peter Paul & Mary are among the headliners at the 26th annual New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival.

In 1995 Bob Seger's album "Greatest Hits" is certified double platinum, while Tom Petty's "Greatest Hits" CD goes quadruple platinum.

In 1997 Bruce Springsteen's album "Greatest Hits" goes double platinum.

In 1998 Dave Matthews Band's CD "Before These Crowded Streets" is released.

In 1998 "Everybody" by Backstreet Boys is certified gold.

In 1999 Members of R.E.M. appear on Fox TV's "Party Of Five."

In 1999 Jennifer Lopez's single "If You Had My Love" is released.

In 1999 Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

In 2000 Sting, Dr. John, the Allman Brothers Band, the Neville Brothers, the Staple Singers and the Radiators headline the 31st annul New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival.

In 2000 A arsonist's fire damages James Brown's office in Augusta, GA.

Today In History...

In 1788 Maryland is the seventh state to ratify the U.S. Constitution.

In 1789 There is a mutiny on the "Bounty" as the crew of the British ship set Captain William Bligh and 18 crewman adrift on the South Pacific.

In 1914 W.H. Carrier patents the air conditioner.

In 1919 The first successful parachute jump is made.

In 1942 According to a Gallup poll, most Americans preferred to call the ongoing global conflict "World War II" or "The Second World War."

In 1945 Italian dictator Benito Mussolini and his mistress are captured and executed by Italian partisans during World War II.

In 1947 A 6-man expedition set sail from Peru aboard a balsa wood raft named "Kon-Tiki" on a 101-day journey across the Pacific to Polynesia.

In 1952 War with Japan officially ends as a treaty that is signed by the U.S. and 47 other nations takes effect.

In 1958 Vice President Richard M. Nixon begins a goodwill tour of Latin America beginning in Uruguay.

In 1965 U.S. Marines go ashore in the Dominican Republic to protect Americans during a revolution.

In 1967 General William Westmoreland assures Congress that the U.S. "would prevail in Vietnam."

In 1967 Heavyweight champ Muhammad Ali refuses induction into the army.

In 1969 French President Charles de Gaulle resigns from office.

In 1974 The last Americans are evacuated from Saigon.

In 1977 Christopher Boyce is convicted of selling secrets to the Soviet Union.

In 1980 Secretary of State Cyrus Vance resigns protesting America's failed hostage-rescue attempt in Iran.

In 1983 Gerry Harley sets a world record for shaving 987 men in 60 minutes.

In 1983 President Reagan names former Senator Richard Stone special envoy to Central America.

In 1986 The Soviet Union informs the world of the nuclear disaster at Chernobyl, saying the accident damaged a reactor and that aid was being rendered to those affected.

In 1987 Contra rebels in Nicaragua kill Benjamin Ernest Linder, an American engineer working on a hydroelectric project for the Sandinista government.

In 1988 A flight attendant is killed and 61 injured when part of the roof of an Aloha Airlines Boeing 737 tears off during a flight over Hawaii.

In 1989 President Bush announces the U.S. and Japan had concluded a deal on joint development of the FSX, a new Japanese jet fighter.

In 1990 200,000 anti-abortion demonstrators march in Washington, DC.

In 1990 "A Chorus Line" closes after 6,137 performances on Broadway.

In 1991 The space shuttle Discovery blasts off with seven astronauts on a so-called "Star Wars" research mission.

In 1992 The U.S. Agriculture Department unveils its pyramid-shaped recommended-diet chart that had cost nearly $1 million to develop.

In 1993 The first "Take Our Daughters to Work Day" is held to boost self-esteem of girls with invitations to a parent's workplace.

In 1994 Former CA official Aldrich Ames pleads guilty to espionage and tax evasion charges and gets life in prison.

In 1995 A gas line explodes in the middle of an intersection crowded with morning traffic in Taegu, South Korea, killing 100 people and injuring 125 others.

In 1996 President Clinton gives 4 1/2 hours of videotaped testimony as defense witness in the criminal trial of his former Whitewater business partners, denying he pressured an Arkansas businessman for illegal loan.

In 1996 A man armed with a semiautomatic rifle opens fire on tourists on the Australian island of Tasmania, killing 35 people; he was captured by police after a 12-hour standoff.

In 1997 A worldwide treaty to ban chemical weapons takes effect, although Russia, Iraq and North Korea have yet to sign on.

In 1997 In Philadelphia, President Clinton, along with former presidents George Bush, Jimmy Carter and Gerald Ford, begin drafting a national army of community service volunteers during the Presidents' Summit for America's Future.

In 1998 The U.S. Senate opens a new round of hearings on alleged abuse and mismanagement at the Internal Revenue Service.

In 2000 The U.S. Justice Department submits plan to a federal judge dividing Microsoft into two businesses in response to antitrust complaints.

In 2000 Richard Scott Baumhammers, a white man from suburban Pittsburgh, kills five in racially motivated attack.

In 2001 A Russian rocket blasts off from Central Asia with the first space tourist, California businessman Dennis Tito, and two cosmonauts on a journey to the international space station.

In 2002 Severe weather, including tornadoes in Missouri and Maryland, kill at least six people.

In 2003 The Soyuz space capsule carrying a U.S.-Russian space crew docks with the international space station.

In 2004 The first photos of the Abu Ghraib prisoner abuse scandal are shown on CBS' "60 Minutes II."

In 2005 The Patent Law Treaty goes into effect.

In 2012 A tent collapses near Busch Stadium in St. Louis, MO, kills one and injures around 110 people.

Born On This Day...

In 1442 King Edward IV Of England (1461-70, 1471-83)

In 1758 James Monroe, 5th U.S. president (1816-1824)

In 1774 British astronomer, Francis Baily (Baily's Beads)

In 1795 Explorer, Charles Sturt (explored Australia)

In 1828 Judge, Mifflin Wister Gibbs (first black U.S. judge)

In 1839 Professor/educator, Tobias Michael Carel Asser (world law advocate)

In 1738 Pianist/violinist, Harold Bauer (founded NY Beethoven Association)

In 1874 Actor, Sidney Toler (Charlie Chan)

In 1878 Actor, Lionel Barrymore (Mr. Potter-It's A Wonderful Life)

In 1886 German photojournalist, Erich Salomon

In 1889 Portuguese dictator, Antonio de Oliveira Salazar (1932-68)

In 1892 Magician/illusionist, Joseph Dunninger (The Master Mentalist)

In 1900 Astronomer, Jan Oort (rotation of the earth's galaxy) [d: 11-5-92]

In 1906 Astronomer, Bart J. Bok (studied Milky Way) [d: 8-7-83]

In 1906 Mathematician, Kurt Godel (incompleteness theorem) [d: 1-14-78]

In 1911 Cuban bandleader/trumpeter, Mario Bauza [d: 7-11-93]

In 1916 Auto manufactuer, Ferruccio Lamborghini [d: 2-20-93]

In 1917 Playwright, Robert Anderson (Tea & Sympathy, Never Sang) [d: 2-9-09]

In 1917 Actor, Robert Cornthwaite (The Thing, War of the Worlds) [d: 7-20-06]

In 1921 Syndicated columnist, Rowland Evans (CNN-Evans & Novak) [d: 3-23-01]

In 1923 Actress/singer, Adele Mara (Cool Million, Wheels)[d: 5-7-10]

In 1926 Author, Harper Lee (To Kill A Mockingbird) [d: 2-19-16]

In 1929 Actress, Carolyn Jones (Morticia-The Addams Family) [d: 8-3-83]

In 1930 Secretary of State, James A. Baker III (1989-92) (87)

In 1930 Baseball player, Tom Sturdivant (Yankees) [d: 2-28-09]

In 1934 Jazz drummer, Oliver Jackson [d: 5-29-94]

In 1937 Former Iraq president, Saddam Hussein [d: 12-30-2006]

In 1938 Actress, Madge Sinclair (Bell-Roots, Trapper John MD) [d: 12-20-95]

In 1941 Actress, Ann-Margret (Viva Las Vegas, Carnal Knowledge, Tommy) (76)

In 1943 Astronaut, John Creighton (STS-51G, 36, 48) (74)

In 1945 Drummer/singer, John Wolters (Dr. Hook) [d: 6-16-97]

In 1948 Actress, Marcia Strassman (Julie-Welcome Back Kotter) [d: 10-24-14]

In 1949 Astronaut, Jerome Apt (STS-37, 47, SK-59) (68)

In 1949 Actor, Bruno Kirby (When Harry Met Sally, City Slickers) [d: 8-14-06]

In 1950 Actor, Willie Colon (Last Flight) (67)

In 1950 Talk show host/comedian, Jay Leno (The Tonight Show) (67)

In 1952 Actress, Mary McDonnell (Sneakers, Independence Day) (65)

In 1953 Former football player, Tony Peters (Redskins, Super Bowl XVII) (64)

In 1955 Keyboardist, Eddie Jobson (Jethro Tull, Roxy Music) (62)

In 1958 Actress, Nancy Grahn (Denise-Melrose Place, Joan-7th Heaven) (59)

In 1958 PGA golfer, Hal Sutton (PGA, 1983) (59)

In 1960 Bassist, Enid Williams (Girl School) (57)

In 1964 Baseball player, Barry Larkin (Reds) (53)

In 1964 Princess, Helen Marina Lucy Windsor (daughter of Prince Edward) (53)

In 1966 Golfer, John Daly (51)

In 1966 Rap singer, Too Short (51)

In 1967 Playmate/actress, Monique Noel (May-1989) (50)

In 1967 Actress, Kari Wuhrer (Maggie-Sliders, Denise-Anaconda) (50)

In 1968 Singer, Howard Donald (Take That) (49)

In 1970 Tennis player, Richard Fromberg (47)

In 1970 Actress, Bridget Moynahan (I Robot, Blue Bloods) (47)

In 1971 Actress, Simbi Khali (Nina-3rd Rock From The Sun) (46)

In 1971 Actor, Chris Young (Bryce-Max Headroom, Married People) (46)

In 1973 Rap singer, Big Gipp (Goodie Mob) (44)

In 1973 Actor, Jorge Garcia (Hurley-Lost) (44)

In 1973 Actress, Elisabeth Rohm (Kate-Angel, Serena-Law & Order) (44)

In 1974 Actress, Penelope Cruz (Open Your Eyes, Blow, Vanilla Sky) (43)

In 1976 Reality star, Caroline Stanbury (Ladies of London) (41)

In 1978 Actor, Robert Dane Oliveri (Honey I Shrunk The Kids) (39)

In 1978 Actor, Nate Richert (Harvey-Sabrina the Teenage Witch) (39)

In 1978 TV host, Drew Scott (Property Brothers) (39)

In 1978 TV host, Jonathan Silver Scott (Property Brothers) (39)

In 1981 Actress, Jessica Alba (Max-Dark Angel, Sin City) (36)

In 1982 Actor, Harry Shum Jr. (Glee, Shadowhunters) (35)

In 1995 Singer, Melanie Martinez (The Voice) (22)

ENTERTAINMENT NEWS

Gotham's Jessica Lucas Is Engaged to Alex Jermasek. Jessica Lucas is set to head down the aisle! The 31-year-old Canadian actress, who plays Tabitha Galavan on the Fox series Gotham, revealed on Instagram Wednesday night that she is engaged to boyfriend Alex Jermasek, a butcher at Curtis Stone's Los Angeles restaurant and butcher shop Gwen. The two have been dating for more than four years. Lucas posted a photo of the two standing by the water while on vacation in Florence, Italy, with her holding up her engagement ring. "Feeling like the luckiest girl in the whole world! Can't wait to spend my life with this man. Love you @alexjermasek," she wrote. "Asked the woman I love if she would marry me. She said yes. Living the dream. #engaged," Jermasek said. He also shared more photos of the two on their Italian vacation, including a pic of Lucas eating pizza with a knife and fork and holding a cup of gelato and a shot of the Pantheon in Rome. "Eatin bites and seein sites w/ @iamjessicalucas #fiancejessica #tourists #italy," he wrote. (Eonline)

Southern Charm's Cameran Eubanks Announces She's Pregnant -- Find Out The Sex of Her Baby. Y'all better watch out, Southern Charm star Cameran Eubanks is having a baby! The 33-year-old posted the joyous announcement on her Instagram earlier. And not only did we get treated to the baby news, but also fans of the Southern belle got a rare glimpse of Cameran's camera-shy husband, Jason Wimberly. It's a double dose of excitement! The announcement photo shows Cameran and Jason standing next to each other on what appears to be a dock. Cameran proudly holds the sonogram, while her preppy hubby holds a pink balloon. Along with the colorful image, the reality star wrote, "Times a changin' y'all! Baby Girl Wimberly will be touching down this fall! Excited (and nervous) for this next chapter in life!" Cameran and her husband, a Charleston-based doctor, were married in 2014. The reason you've never seen him on the show is because Jason refuses to be on it. According to Cameran, the couple have an "off-camera" marriage. Cameran previously told ET, "My husband, he has sense -- common sense -- therefore, he chooses to stay off reality television. My relationship is very precious to me, so, I try to keep that private." Jason may have opted out of his wife's show, but he's definitely on her social media, popping up on both her Twitter and Instagram. This past Valentine's Day, the blonde did take to Instagram to profess her love, posting a photo from their wedding with the caption, "Happy Valentine's Day! The love of a partner does NOT make you complete. The ability to love YOURSELF does." Bravo to you both! (Eonline)

Johnny Depp Heads to Disneyland as Captain Jack Sparrow to Surprise Pirates of the Caribbean Riders. The happiest place on Earth just got even more magical thanks to Johnny Depp. On Wednesday evening, the actor decided to make a surprise appearance at the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, Calif. Instead of exploring the food, parades and other attractions inside the theme park, Johnny decided to head straight over to the Pirates of the Caribbean ride for a special gig. Dressed perfectly as his character named Captain Jack Sparrow, the actor was able to surprise dozens of riders as they rode in their respective boats. "Everyone was surprised, shocked and excited to see him," an eyewitness shared with E! News. "He acted exactly like his character in the movies." Another theme park visitor added, "It was a surreal moment for everyone on our boat! Crazy experience. Best Disneyland experience our family has ever been a part of." In videos captured on Twitter, Johnny repeated lines from the movie while also interacting with parkgoers as he held onto his sword. And for all the screams you hear in the background, that's just Disney fans freaking out over their unforgettable star sighting. The surprise comes as excitement builds for the fifth installment of the franchise. Titled Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, the Disney flick follows Jack as he flees from Salazar (Javier Bardem) and his deadly ghost sailors that have escaped from the Devil's Triangle. His only hope of survival lies in the legendary Trident of Poseidon, but to find it, he must team up with scientist Carina Smyth (Kaya Scodelario) and Henry (Brenton Thwaites). Dead Men Tell No Tales hits theatres everywhere on May 29. (Eonline)

With the summer months creeping up, Trisha Yearwood wants people to be able to entertain in the most carefree way possible. The country singer and lifestyle mogul, 52, has teamed up with Williams-Sonoma to release a line of mixes and kits so you can spend more time in the pool and less time in the kitchen. "We're not really formal entertainers," Yearwood exclusively tells PEOPLE of her and husband, Garth Brooks. "When we have friends over, it's not 'What's the theme for the party?' 'How are we going to set the table?' -- that's not how we do. It's more, 'Hey, the sun's out today, want to come over and get in the pool and we'll figure out something?'" The line, which is available online starting today and in stores mid-May, features five different ready-made products: Trisha's BBQ Sauce, Trisha's Applewood Molasses Rub, Trisha's Summer in a Cup Cocktail, Trisha's Biscuit Mix and Trisha's Unfried Chicken Seasoning Kit. The mixes range in price from $9.95 to $16.95, and Yearwood says they were inspired by her own life. "What I love about it is every recipe has a story," Yearwood says. "The story for Summer in a Cup is a true story from living in Oklahoma and my friend Mandy made up this drink with fruit juice and coconut rum and we tasted it and she said, 'That's summer in a cup,' and it just kind of stuck so it's the perfect name for the drink. We came up with my biggest memory of what it tasted like." Yearwood says working with Williams-Sonoma to create the line has been "one of those big moments" for her: "I have been a huge Williams Sonoma fan for 20 years. Before I could afford to shop there, I dreamed about it. The first time after I had some success, I went in and bought a set of pans and it was a big, big moment for me because it's really been my dream. This collaboration has been a big dream for me." (People)

Kate Hudson Gets Mom Goldie Hawn to Spill the Details on Why She Took a 15-Year Break From Hollywood. If you could ask your mother anything, what would you ask her? That's just what Kate Hudson had the opportunity to do when she and her famous mama Goldie Hawn had a sit down for Interview magazine's May issue. In the candid interview, the mother-daughter duo talked about everything from The First Wives Club star's wild past as a go-go dancer to the comedy icon's advice for younger actors and why she took a 15-year break from Tinsel Town. On the subject of what personal freedom means to her, Hawn told her daughter, "My sense of liberation and the freedom to speak the way I want to and to feel solid in my shoes was getting stronger and stronger." Hawn continued, "That's what helps me move through other people's perceptions of how I should or should not be liberated. I would never listen to those rules. Don't tell me I can't do that. Watch me. Don't tell me I can't direct this movie. Watch me." Hudson also brought up the topic that many film fans have been wondering for years, which is why Hawn hasn't done any movies since The Banger Sisters in 2002? Hudson asked, "It's been 15 years since you've chosen to make a movie. Why so long?" Hawn explained, "Because I believe that life is about doing. It's about changing. It's about transitioning. I can't imagine, as a human being, not being able to grow." The 71-year-old explained hitting a milestone birthday made her look at her life differently. "When I turned 50, I asked some of my girlfriends, all actresses of the same age, 'What are we going to do now?' I wanted to go live somewhere for a while, learn archaeology, or take part in healing the world on some level. I wanted to dig deep and say, 'Who am I now? What do I have to offer? What do I have to learn?'" The blonde also said that after 9/11 she realized what she wanted to do something more meaningful. "I ended up writing two books and creating MindUP. It's now in Jordan, Serbia, the U.K., America, Canada, Hong Kong. I never looked back. I never wished to be acting again. I was so engaged," said Hawn. But that desire to stay away from the screen has clearly faded. After a decade and a half away, the funny lady is back in full effect, starring alongside Amy Schumer in Snatched, due out in theaters on May 11. (Eonline)

Nicolas Cage breaks his ankle on movie set. In what was described to Deadline as a freak accident, Nicolas Cage broke his ankle while filming the York Alec Shackleton-directed Millennium Films bank heist action film "#211." Cage was taken to a top hospital in Sofia, Bulgaria, near where the film is shooting. Doctors wanted to immediately perform surgery. Cage instead decided to hop a plane to Los Angeles for treatment. That's where the Oscar-winning star is now. His camp confirms that Cage is currently convalescing, but that he hopes to return to the set probably and resume working within two weeks. It wasn't clear how the production was coping without its star. We're awaiting word from Millennium/Nu Image to clarify, but the word we hear is they shut down awaiting his return. (PageSix)

Caitlyn Jenner revealed in an interview with Andy Cohen that she's been frozen out by her former stepdaughter Khloe Kardashian and hasn't spoken to her in a couple of years. "She doesn't want to talk to me," the former Olympic athlete, 67, told Cohen on Radio Andy on SiriusXM on Wednesday, April 26. "She hasn't talked to me in, like, two years." "That's sad," Jenner continued. "I was very very close to Khloe, I mean I had 23 years of raising her. I met Khloe when she was 5 years old." When the Bravo host asked if that hurt, the former I Am Cait star replied, "Of course it hurts. Cause she was on Howard Stern and called me a liar. And that kind of pissed me off too cause I never lied to her, you know, if I didn't tell her everything. First of all, she never asked." Jenner explained that the Revenge Body star's big sister Kim Kardashian did ask about her former stepdad's transition from Bruce Jenner to Caitlyn. "Kim asked and I brought her in and told her before I did anything. I don't know if I got too heavily into actually transitioning but I told her all my story." The gold medalist, who came out as a trans women in an interview with Diane Sawyer in April 2015, also told Cohen that her ex-wife Kris Jenner, 61, is so hurt over Jenner's newly released memoir, The Secrets of My Life, "that she called me up and said she never wanted to talk to me again, so I haven't called her back." "My book is honest and it's my story and I'm sorry she feels that way," Jenner continued. "And I just don't want her to alienate me from my children." She admitted that she's not sure what her relationship is going to be with her former stepchildren, and her own daughters with Jenner, Kendall, 21, and Kylie, 19. "I don't know, we'll see how that goes off in the future," she said. (US Weekly)

Carmelo Anthony's playing right up to the final buzzer ... doing everything he can to win La La back and keep their marriage from ending in divorce. Sources close to the couple tell us ... Melo's been sending his estranged wife texts telling her he's still in love and doesn't want her to leave him. We're told he's apologized over and over, and is begging for another chance by asking her on dates or to go on vacation together. Carmelo's also been doing something he never used to do -- liking her posts on social media. We're told he insists La La's the only woman for him and has no plans to be with anyone else ... specifically not his alleged new baby mama. Our sources say the 2 are still on friendly terms right now for their son -- so the relationship isn't toast yet -- but the pregnancy claim and his yet-to-be-determined NBA future are a lot of drama to handle. Melo's just hoping for one more shot. (TMZ)

Kim Kardashian West is a changed woman! The reality star gave her first post-Paris robbery interview on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, talking about how the ordeal has changed her for the better, because she's not as materialistic anymore. She said: "I know this sounds crazy, but I know that was meant to happen to me. Like I'm such a different person. It was meant to happen to me. I really feel like things happen in your life to teach you things. It was probably no secret, you see it on the show and us being flashy, I was definitely materialistic before. Not that there's anything bad with having things and working hard to get those things... but I'm so happy my kids get this me... Because I just don't care about that stuff anymore." Wow! Good for her, seriously. There's nothing wrong with having and wanting nice things, but there's a limit to everything. The celeb even walked Ellen through some of the terrifying robbery, explaining: "Automatically, your stomach dropped. It's a feeling you can't even explain. Like, I knew that was it for me. I said a prayer, like, 'I know I'm going to heaven. I hope my kids are OK, and my husband.' I don't want to cry; you're making me cry. But it does happen really fast. It was a good seven or eight minutes of torture, but when I look back and I analyze it, I'm like, 'OK, they weren't aggressive.' It could have been way worse, so I don't want to sound like I'm not grateful. I'm out, I'm home, I'm safe, I'm such a better person -- it's OK. Let's move on." We can only imagine! Kimmy also addressed Caitlyn Jenner and her new memoir, which goes into pretty intimate details about Cait and Kris Jenner's life together. Kim is ultra-protective of her mom in the clip, saying: "My heart breaks for my mom because I feel like she's been through so much. [Caitlyn] is promoting this book and she's saying all these things, and just I don't think it's necessary. I just feel like it's unfair, things aren't truthful." She added: "I think my mom's been so respectful for so long, and always wanting Caitlyn around and always wanting to have a great relationship with Caitlyn... I'll always love her. That was my stepdad for so many years." (Perez Hilton)

Madonna's obsessed fan is ready to take New York City and its cops to court for an alleged beatdown, but he's not down to do so on 9/11 ... out of respect for his fellow firefighters. Robert Linhart's suing the city, claiming NYPD officers roughed him up while arresting him in 2010 outside Madonna's home. On Tuesday, the court scheduled the trial to start on September 11. Linhart and his attorney, Pete Gleason, are pissed because they're both retired members of FDNY. Gleason tells TMZ lower Manhattan courts should be closed on 9/11 in remembrance of officers who died responding to the World Trade Center. They are petitioning the court to move the start date, ASAP. As we reported ... Linhart was seeking a $5 mil settlement from NYC to make his lawsuit go away. City attorneys balked at that figure. (TMZ)

A Mississippi sheriff's deputy has filed a lawsuit against R&B superstar R. Kelly over an alleged affair Kelly had with the deputy's wife. In the lawsuit, Hinds County Deputy Kenny Bryant claimed that he had suffered "emotional, psychological and financial loss" due to the actions of the "Ignition" singer. Bryant claims that his wife, Asia Childress, admitted to having a relationship with Kelly prior to their wedding in July 2012. The deputy alleges that Kelly and Childress rekindled their relationship that October after she went to one of his concerts. Soon after, Bryant said Childress convinced him to quit his job and move to Atlanta, ostensibly to further his career. However, he believes Childress' motive was to continue her affair with Kelly. According to the lawsuit, Childress repeatedly traveled to nearby states to attend R. Kelly concerts and rendezvous with the singer. The suit also alleges that Childress contracted chlamydia from Kelly around the time they began seeing each other again. (Page Six)

Temptations bassist dies after concert. Kerry Turman, a longtime bassist for Motown group The Temptations, has died after a performance in Missouri. He was 59. The coroner in Cape Girardeau County says Turman was found dead early Sunday at his hotel in Cape Girardeau, about 100 miles south of St. Louis. Turman had performed with The Temptations since the 1980s. The band is currently touring with the Beach Boys and performed Saturday night in Cape Girardeau. Coroner John Clifton says an initial autopsy indicates Turman died of natural causes. The full autopsy report won't be available for several weeks. The group posted information about Turman's death on its Twitter and Facebook accounts, saying: "The Temptations lost a dear member of our family, as bass player Kerry Turman has passed away. ... Rest In Peace, much love, much respect." (PageSix)

Michael Mantenuto -- who played Jack O'Callahan in Disney's "Miracle" -- killed himself Monday in Washington State. The actor, a former University of Maine hockey player, was found dead in his car by police in Des Moines, WA. The coroner tells TMZ ... Michael committed suicide by shooting himself. As a budding actor with hockey skills, Michael landed the role in the Disney flick about the 1980 U.S. Olympic hockey team. He only acted in 2 other movies, and went on to enlist in the army ... and joined the Special Forces. Col. Guillaume Beaurpere, commander of Mantenuto's army unit, announced his death. He was 35. (TMZ)

THE OTHER STUFF . . .

The love never gets old. Kim Zolciak-Biermann (who is coming back for the next season of Real Housewives of Atlanta) posted a photo of her wedding day with husband Kroy Biermann. The pair married on Nov. 11, 2011 at their Atlanta, Georgia, home exactly one month after announcing their engagement. They share four children together: KJ, 5, Kash, 4, and twins Kane and Kaia, 3. Kim has daughters Brielle, 20, and Ariana, 15, from a previous relationship. Zolciak-Biermann posted a photo on Tuesday of her husband and Brielle together with the caption, "One of my fav pics of @briellebiermann @kroybiermann." The couple's son Kash was recently hospitalized after a dog bite left him with "very traumatic injuries." The Don't Be Tardy star shared an Instagram of her husband Kroy Biermann walking alongside their son's hospital bed as the 4-year-old boy recovered after surgery. The reality star praised her husband in the grateful post, noting that Biermann rushed to be with his injured son "I don't know what I would do without you @kroybiermann Kash just got out of surgery in this pic and he was heading to his room," Zolciak-Biermann, 38, wrote alongside the photo. The Real Housewives of Atlanta alum revealed on Instagram that Kash would return home on Monday, noting that the boy would be discharged from the hospital "earlier than expected." "Thank you for all your comments, tweets, emails and texts," she wrote in the post. "We honestly felt all the positive energy you guys were sending and we couldn't be more grateful. Praying for a full speedy recovery." (People)

Chris Soules Deletes His Instagram as Bachelor Nation's Luke Pell Comes to His Defense. Chris Soules appears to have disappeared from one social media platform. Close to 24 hours after being arrested in Iowa for allegedly leaving the scene after a fatal car crash, The Bachelor star deleted his Instagram profile that had reached more than 738,000 followers. As of Tuesday evening, his Twitter and Facebook profiles were still active. Earlier, Chris appeared in court where he was charged with leaving the scene of a fatal car accident. He was released after posting $10,000 bail, and according to authorities, the cause of the accident is still under investigation. "Chris Soules was involved in an accident Monday evening (April 24) in a rural part of Iowa near his home," Chris' spokesperson shared with E! News. "He was devastated to learn that Kenneth Mosher, the other person in the accident, passed away. His thoughts and prayers and with Mr. Mosher's family." As the investigation continues, some members of Bachelor Nation are speaking out and sharing some insight into the reality star. Former Bachelorette contestant Luke Pell got to know Chris over the past year and has attended various events with him. While he hasn't been able to talk to his close friend since the accident, his heart goes out to everyone involved. "Chris by far is one of my closest friends from the Bachelor family. We've got similar backgrounds growing up in small towns and everything so we have a lot in common and relate a lot on our backgrounds," Luke shared with E! News exclusively. "I've gotten to know Chris and he's just a great guy that loves people who is very sincere and genuine. That's what hooks me is that, man, I just hate to hear that such a great person is having to go through a struggle like this." He continued, "It's tough and super unfortunate and [I'm] just sad that it happened." For Marcus Grodd, who appeared with Chris on Season 10 of The Bachelorette, the reality star wants his friend to know that he's here for him. "It's tragic that someone's life has been lost and I'm sure Chris is scared. I'm sure he's devastated for the family and scared for himself," he shared with us. "If he needs anything, I'm there." UPDATE: Chris Soules has deleted all of his social media accounts following his arrest in Iowa. When searching for The Bachelor star's Facebook, Twitter and Instagram Wednesday afternoon, fans learned that they were no longer active or deleted. (Eonline)

Barbra Streisand, a Hillary Clinton supporter, says her candidate lost due to sexism. "Women are still so underestimated; it's incredible to watch even this last election with Hillary, the kind of strong woman, the powerful woman, the educated woman, the experienced woman, being thought of as the other, or too elite, or too educated," she told WNYC's Leonard Lopate on Wednesday. "It's very, very odd to me, and it was heartbreaking for her to lose, you know?" Adding that "power and woman has always been suspect. Strong women have always been suspect . . . in this country." During the campaign, Streisand lent her time to several fund-raising events, and has frequently voiced her disdain for President Donald Trump. On Monday, the icon celebrated her 75th birthday in Malibu, Calif., with Cindy Crawford, Rande Gerber, Pierce Brosnan and, oddly, John Mayer at Cafe Habana. She will be doing two concerts in the city in May for her latest album, "Encore: Movie Partners Sing Broadway." (Page Six)

Justin Bieber's dance moves are about to go viral -- dude was GIGGIN' hard to Kendrick Lamar's new single at an NBA playoff game ... awkwardness be damned. The Biebs had box seats for Game 5 of the Clippers/Jazz series in L.A. Tuesday night, and was inspired to get up and dance when he heard Kendrick's song, "HUMBLE." Some ticket holders got an up close and personal show of JB doing his thing ... especially the guy next to him. Too close, maybe. Kendrick was in the house, and had the honor of sitting courtside. Key word ... sitting. No one knows his music better than K-Dot. (TMZ)

Something crazy went down at the Clippers game ... Kendrick Lamar forged a real, powerful friendship with the LAPD commissioner. K-Dot's lyrics haven't exactly been pro-cop over the years -- he rapped about hating the po-po on "Alright" and once performed the song on top of a burned up police car. Which is why it was shocking when he posed for a pic Tuesday night at the Clippers game with LAPD commish Steve Soboroff ... one of the top cops in L.A. We spoke with Soboroff who says it wasn't a cheap PR stunt -- the guys are REALLY friends and have a mutual respect and understanding for each other. "Do I support anti-police sentiment and speech?" Soboroff said ... "No, of course not. He expresses through his art form his feelings, and I respect that. And I think he respects-or I hope he would respect-how seriously we take community policing and understanding people's views." Soboroff says the two are on such good terms, Kendrick helped him buy tickets to the rapper's upcoming concert at Staples Center for his son (Steve's more of a Sinatra guy). Bottom line ... "I consider him a friend, and I think he considers me a friend." At least someone in L.A. won at the Clippers game. (TMZ)

This story originally appeared on Fortune.com. While Anthony Bourdain may refuse to eat airplane food, the professional traveler is an expert on which airports offer the best meals. The No Reservations and Parts Unknown host said the airport in Singapore has the highest quality food in an interview with The New York Times. "Probably Changi Airport in Singapore has the best food; it has a hawker center for the employees that's open to the public," he said. Bourdain is also a fan of the sushi and egg salad sandwiches in Tokyo's airport. "It has a Lawson convenience store that has these ethereal egg salad sandwiches that defy logic and science with their deliciousness and apparent freshness," he said. "They sit there at near room temperature for I don't know how long on white bread wrapped in plastic, and I don't know why but they're ridiculously good." This article originally appeared in Fortune.com. (People)

A struggling New York writer, producer and actress is suing TV mega-producer Dick Wolf over a new reality show that lifts the lid on the FBI's New York field office. Stephanie Little, 45, who supports herself by working as a waitress, says she originally set up the meeting between the FBI's Anne Beagan, who works in the office of public affairs, and Tom Thayer of Dick Wolf Reality, which resulted in the USA Network docuseries "Inside the FBI: New York." The show promises to give an unprecedented look inside the FBI's NYC offices and access to the agents keeping Americans safe. Little filed a lawsuit in Supreme Court on Wednesday against Dick Wolf Reality, saying she "played a critical role in making key introductions between the FBI and Wolf Reality, and in the early development of the show, but has since been lied to and cut out of the production." Wolf, 70, is the creator of the "Law & Order" franchise. The lawsuit alleges that Little met Beagan while researching another project at the FBI, and then introduced Beagan to Thayer "for purposes of discussing a potential reality television show focusing on the FBI." But "despite repeated promises from Mr. Thayer that Ms. Little would be compensated for her critical role, after she had served Wolf Reality's purpose, she was lied to and cut out of communications for the show," the suit claims, and Thayer falsely claimed there was "no show" and access to the FBI was denied, even though Director James Comey approved it. Little -- who was shocked to learn that the show had been picked up by USA -- is demanding a producer credit, appropriate compensation per episode, plus a percentage of any spinoffs. Little's lawyer Jordan W. Siev said, "Our complaint was filed in light of Wolf Reality's failure to acknowledge Stephanie's role in the production." A rep for Wolf said, "[He] and his representatives have not seen the complaint and they do not comment on litigation matters." A rep for the show's exec producer Mark Levin added, "Anne Beagan has known Dick Wolf for 20 years. Stephanie Little had nothing to do with this project." (Page Six)

Music

Will Smith and DJ Jazzy Jeff Are Reuniting for Their First Official Shows in 12 Years. Now this is the story all about how your summertime may get flipped, turned upside down... Will Smith and DJ Jazzy Jeff announced this week they will take the stage together again and perform their first official shows in 12 years; sets at the two-day 2017 MTV Presents Summerblast Festival in Croatia on Aug. 25 and 26 and at the 2017 Livewire Festival in the U.K. on Aug. 27. "Yup...and THIS IS FINALLY HAPPENING!!!" Jeff, 52, wrote on Instagram. The hip-hop duo and former stars of the '90s comedy The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air won the first Grammy award for best rap performance in 1989 for their hit song "Parents Just Don't Understand" and later released even more popular hits such as "Summertime" and "Boom! Shake the Room." Will, 48, and Jeff last released music together in 1998, after which the former concentrated on his own solo music and acting careers. The two last performed together as an official duo in 2005. However, he and Jeff have reunited for small impromptu performances several times in recent years. The two performed "Summertime" onstage with the actor's daughter Willow Smith at the 2016 Roots Picnic in Philadelphia. Will revealed in 2015 he had recorded new tracks with Jeff and that they planned on touring Europe. The news came amid the actor's music comeback -- he had returned to his rap roots for the first time in 10 years, appearing on the remix of Bomba Estereo's "Fiesta. "We've recorded about 25 songs and have four or five I actually like," Will, who last released an album in 2005, said on BBC's The Graham Norton Show in the U.K. In 2014, Will and Jeff performed at a Las Vegas pool party. In 2013, they reunited on The Graham Norton Show and rapped the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air theme song, along with fellow co-star Alfonso Ribeiro, who did his Carlton Dance, and Will's son Jaden Smith. A year earlier, Will performed the track on the talk show. (Eonline)

Young Thug Teases New 'Singing' Album Out This Week, Exec. Produced by Drake. Aside from a couple of one-off singles and a steady stream of guest appearances, the usually prolific Young Thug hasn't released anything since last year's JEFFERY. That's about to change, though, as the rapper took to Twitter Wednesday night (Apr. 26) to announce that a new "singing album," executive produced by Drake, will be out sometime this week. The title appears to be E.B.B.T.G., which stands for Easy Breezy Beautiful Thugger Girls, which is just a delightful title for an album. (Billboard)

Dave Grohl's Mom Talks About 'Dark, Sad Time' After Kurt Cobain's Death. Dave Grohl pulled a lot of stuff when he was a kid. At this point, the Foo Fighters singer's mom knows most of it, but during their appearance on The Late Show on Wednesday night (Apr. 26) to promote her new boo, From Cradle to Stage: Stories From the Mothers Who Rocked and Raised Rock Stars, Dave dropped a few more gems on his momma as he told host Stephen Colbert what a veteran the former public school teacher has become at rocking it. "She's been on tour more than most rock moms I know," said Grohl. "She's perfectly comfortable on the road. I give her a laminate, play a gig and come back to the dressing room and she's having a beer with Green Day." The book doesn't just draw from Virginia's experience, but also interviews a number of mothers of other pop-music superstars, including Pharrell, Amy Winehouse, Dr. Dre, Haim, Michael Stipe, Adam Levine and (yes) Geddy Lee from Rush. They share their stories of joy and sadness, a topic Virginia Grohl touched on near the end of the Late Show segment when the subject of late Nirvana singer Kurt Cobain came up. In addition to bringing along the requisite embarrassing childhood picture of Dave to show Colbert, Virginia Grohl also explained to Colbert that she didn't necessarily think her son was going to be a rock star when he grew up, only that he'd do something in music. "I knew really early that he was going to be an entertainer," she said. "I have a feeling that some of you have it in your blood somewhere that you just start being goofy... and silly and making people laugh and that's what he was." Virginia also shared a sixth grade report card in which Dave got failing grades for respecting authority, courtesy, accepting responsibility, exercising self-control and exerting effort, among other fails. Regardless to say, school was not for little Dave and so he dropped out at 17 to hit the road, which he's never left. Though he was pretty good on tour, Grohl did reveal to his mom that when he came back home he had an elaborate scheme for sneaking her Ford Fiesta out of the garage that involved wrapping the clanky keychain in a towel and pushing it down the hill before turning the engine on. Things got a bit more serious, though, when Colbert noted that in the book Virginia says the first rock mom she met was Cobain's, asking if the Nirvana leader's suicide changed her relationship with her son and what it means to be a rock mom. "I think it did," she said. "It was such a dark, sad time. David came home after that so we all sort of had to regroup. We talked a lot... We've always been able to say everything to each other. But that was a particularly sort of incredible time. It's hard to express." (Billboard)

Lana Del Rey & Stevie Nicks Recorded A Song Together. Lana Del Rey's new album, Lust For Life, is due out soon, and we've already heard a few singles including the title track (which features the Weeknd) and "Love." Last week we learned that LDR teamed with Sean Lennon on a song, and now Pitchfork is reporting that LDR tapped Fleetwood Mac legend Stevie Nicks for a guest feature. No word yet on when the album will be out, but you can watch a trailer for it here. (Billboard)

Trace Cyrus Launches Solo Career with 'Lights Out'. Move over Billy Ray, Miley and Noah... Trace Cyrus is carving out his own solo career. The 28-year old Metro Station backing vocalist and lead guitarist (and Miley's older bro) is stepping out on his own with the moody new single, "Lights Out." It's slow-burner of a track with a subtle combination of pop, electronica and a dash of emo. "What's the point if we're just a lie/Girl, I want you to live with me/She rocks Chanel when she's riding her black Benz/Drunk downtown with a gang of fake friends," Cyrus sings on his solo debut, which he co-produced with Hadrien Vicedo. It's shaping as a big year for the Cyrus family. Noah's fledgling pop career is gaining momentum with her new release "Stay Together" (it's the second lifted from her forthcoming debut album NC-17) while Miley is working on new material. Dad must be proud. (Billboard)

Movies

Whitney Houston's long-rumored secret romance with her best friend and assistant Robyn Crawford has been detailed in the new documentary Whitney: Can I Be Me, which had its world premiere on Wednesday at the Tribeca Film Festival. Among never-before-seen footage taken throughout the legendary singer's tumultuous life both on stage and behind the scenes, the film offers a sensitive, trenchant examination of the star's relationship with Crawford, long a topic of innuendo. While it appears Crawford herself was not directly involved with the new documentary, the work features new and archival in-depth interviews from family members, friends and those closest to Houston and points convincingly to signs that Crawford's relationship with Whitney was more than platonic, and that her eventual exile from Houston's life was an overt factor in the singer's undoing. "I don't think she was gay, I think she was bisexual," Houston's longtime friend and stylist Ellin Lavar says in the film. Lavar adds: "Robyn provided a safe place for her... in that Whitney found safety and solace." The film shows that the late Houston, who first met Crawford as a teen in East Orange, New Jersey and was later married to Bobby Brown for 15 years from 1992–2007, was often in the middle of a contentious relationship between her husband and Crawford. By the end of the 1999 My Love Is Your Love world tour, tensions between Robyn and Bobby had reached a breaking point. "Robyn and Whitney were like twins," says Kevin Ammons, who worked security for Houston. "They were inseparable. They had a bond and Bobby Brown could never remove Robyn. He wanted to be the man in the relationship." "Bobby Brown and Robyn Crawford were like fire and ice. They hated each other," says David Roberts, Whitney's former bodyguard, on whom The Bodyguard was loosely based. "They'd battle for her affections. Bobby and Robyn had some physical altercations and there were times where he wasn't always the winner. But then Whitney would always come and pour oil over troubled waters," he adds. After the tour, Robyn left -- and that's when Houston's "downfall" began, according to Lavar. "That was the downfall of Whitney. Robyn was the person who was keeping her together," Lavar recalls. Houston was found submerged in the bathtub in her suite at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Feb. 11, 2012, a day before the Grammy Awards, and was pronounced dead at the scene soon afterward. She was 48. The cause of death was deemed accidental drowning, and an autopsy showed she had various drugs in her system. Following Houston's death, Crawford wrote an exclusive obituary for Esquire in which she described the superstar as "a loyal friend" who "looked like an angel." "I loved her laughter, and that's what I'll miss most," she wrote. In 2013, Whitney's mother Cissy Houston told Oprah Winfrey that it "absolutely" would have bothered her if her daughter was gay. Cissy also wrote for the first time in her 2013 memoir, Remembering Whitney, about her daughter's relationship with Crawford. "I just didn't want her with my daughter," she wrote. "I know nothing about a romantic relationship. That's what everybody said but they didn't know either." The film is co-directed by documentarians Nick Broomfield and Rudi Dolezal, with the latter having documented Houston throughout her career. During a question-and-answer period following Wednesday's premiere the directors admitted to receiving heavy legal pushback about the content of the film but did not disclose who all disapproved. When asked what he made of Houston and Crawford's relationship having known them personally, Dolezal told the audience, "I think that Robyn was probably the only person, at least that I met, who completely understood Whitney. Whitney trusted Robyn 100 percent. She was her confidante and that was the source of the friction and dilemma Whitney was in with now having a husband." Whitney: Can I Be Me screens three times at the Tribeca Film Festival ahead of its scheduled premiere on Showtime this August. (People)

'Hounds of Love' Trailer Gives Abuction Horror an '80s Twist. First-time director Ben Young is behind the film, which is earning a lot of positive buzz. The new trailer for Hounds of Love is frightening enough that it may want you to get your very own guard dog to keep you safe. The film takes place in suburban Perth, Australia in the 1980s, where twisted serial killer couple John (Stephen Curry) and Evelyn (Emma Booth) have been kidnapping and killing young women. Vicki (Ashleigh Cummings) is abducted by the couple and must fight for her survival. The film has gotten stellar reviews, but though most of the its violence takes place off-screen, its unpleasant subject matter had some audience members leave the theater at the Venice Film Festival, where Cummings was awarded best actress. First-time director Ben Young is behind the project, and is next helming the Michael Pena sci-fi thriller Extinction for Universal. Hounds of Love opens in select theaters and will be available on VOD on May 12. (Hollywood Reporter)

Lynda Obst Testifies in Robert Durst Murder Case. The 'Sleepless in Seattle' producer said that Berman, a mutual friend whom Durst is charged with shooting, confided that she had pretended to be Durst's first wife in a telephone call that prosecutors say took place after the wife was dead. A Hollywood producer testified Wednesday that a friend claimed to have impersonated the first wife of real estate heir Robert Durst in a telephone call that prosecutors say took place after the wife was dead. Lynda Obst, whose films include Sleepless in Seattle and Interstellar, took the stand during a pre-trial hearing for Durst, who is charged with shooting Susan Berman in 2000 at her Los Angeles home. Obst said that Berman, a mutual friend, confided that she had pretended to be Kathleen Durst in a 1982 telephone call to the Albert Einstein College of Medicine Center in New York. A previous witness has said the woman claimed she was sick and couldn't make it to her first day of a clerkship in pediatrics. Prosecutors contend that Kathleen Durst already was dead at that point. Her body never was found but in March a judge in Surrogate's Court in Manhattan officially declared her dead. Durst isn't charged with her murder but he is accused of killing Berman. Prosecutors contend that he was afraid she would implicate him to investigators looking into his wife's disappearance. Durst, 74, has pleaded not guilty to murder. A Superior Court judge hasn't determined whether he will stand trial. On Tuesday, another friend of Berman's, Miriam Barnes, told the court that years earlier, Berman had told her: "If anything ever happens to me, Bobby did it." Barnes said she never went to police because she feared Durst could harm her. Testimony is being taken from so-called secret witnesses whose names aren't made public until they appear in court. Prosecutors have suggested that Durst, who is jailed and has health issues, could use some of his fortune to have witnesses killed. The defense has scoffed at the suggestion. However, the witnesses' testimony is being video recorded for use in case they are not available for trial. (Hollywood Reporter)

Box-Office Preview: 'The Circle' No Match for 'Fate of the Furious'. The major headline will be overseas, where 'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2' is unfurling in numerous markets a week ahead of its North American launch; 'Fate of the Furious' will cross $1 billion globally on Friday or Saturday. Be prepared for another quiet frame at the U.S. box office on the last weekend before the summer season kicks off May 5. The biggest new offering that opens Friday is filmmaker James Ponsoldt's The Circle, an indie thriller about the dangers of the high-tech age that stars Emma Watson, who is coming off her billion-dollar blockbuster Beauty and the Beast, and Tom Hanks. The film is projected to open in the $11 million-$12 million range from 3,163 theaters. That won't be enough to drive The Fate of the Furious off the road. The latest installment in Universal's action franchise is tipped to earn $25 million or more domestically in its third weekend; globally, Fate of the Furious will zoom past the $1 billion mark sometime on Friday or Saturday. While traffic might be slow at North America multiplexes, that won't be the case overseas, where Disney and Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is rolling out in its first 37 territories a week before landing in the U.S. The quirky superhero sequel is projected to score $100 million or more in its offshore launch. Already, it is pacing well ahead of the first Guardians of the Galaxy. The Circle, produced by Parkes MacDonald, cost $18 million to make before marketing and was fully financed by Image Nation Abu Dhabi. STX Entertainment is releasing the movie via its deal with EuropaCorp, which acquired the movie for $8 million. Set in the not-too-distant future and based on the book by Dave Eggers, The Circle tells the story of a young woman who lands a dream job at a powerful tech company and becomes part of a nefarious experiment that pushes the boundaries of privacy, ethics and freedom. John Boyega, Karen Gillan, Ellar Coltrane, Patton Oswalt, Glenne Headly and Bill Paxton also star. The weekend's other two new offerings, How to Be a Latin Lover and sci-fi drama Sleight, are more targeted in their scope and will have a much smaller footprint in terms of theater count. How to Be a Latin Lover, a comedy starring Eugenio Derbez opposite Salma Hayek, Rob Lowe, Kristen Bell, Raphael Alejandro, Raquel Welch and Rob Riggle, is projected to gross $5 million-$7 million from roughly 1,000 locations. The movie is from Pantelion Films, a joint venture backed by Lionsgate and Televisa. Derbez, whose film Instructions Not Included was a sleeper hit, boasts a devoted fanbase. Sleight, from Blumhouse's genre label BH Tilt, is tipped to earn under $2 million from 500 theaters. The film revolves around a young street magician who must use his wits and tricks to save his sister from kidnappers. Jacob Latimore, Dule Hill, Seychelle Gabriel and Storm Reid star. (Hollywood Reporter)

Johnny Depp Appears as Captain Jack Sparrow on 'Pirates of the Caribbean' Ride. The actor surprised Disneyland guests with the Wednesday night appearance. Some visitors to the Pirates of the Caribbean ride at California's Disneyland got a surprise: Captain Jack Sparrow himself. Johnny Depp donned the getup of his swashbuckling alter ego and interacted with riders on Wednesday. Videos taken by park goers and shared on social media show Depp chatting with fans as they passed by on the ride's boats. He also spoke to a crowd outside. Depp returns to the big screen as Sparrow next month in the fifth film based on the ride. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales opens May 26, after premiering at Shanghai Disneyland on May 11. (Hollywood Reporter)

Puff Daddy's 'Can't Stop Won't Stop' Documentary Coming Exclusively to Apple Music. The doc, which premiered at Tribeca, chronicles Combs' and his record label's precipitous rise in the mid-'90s as well as the challenges he faced in putting together last year's 20th-anniversary Bad Boy reunion shows. Sean "Diddy" Combs (aka Puff Daddy) is nothing if not a shrewd and determined business man. This is illustrated repeatedly in his powerful new documentary Can't Stop, Won't Stop: A Bad Boy Story, which chronicles Combs' and his record label's precipitous rise in the mid-'90s to the top of the music business, as well as the trials and tribulations he faced in putting together last year's 20th-anniversary Bad Boy reunion shows in two weeks' time and with artists who hadn't performed in years. But the rap mogul's acumen is also on full display in how he produced the new documentary. This can be seen in his decision to partner with two of most powerful music business entities on the planet to produce and distribute his film: Live Nation and Apple Music, respectively. On Thursday, the same day as the documentary's premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival (with performances by Combs, Mase, Lil Kim and Faith Evans, among others), it was announced that Apple Music will have the exclusive rights to Can't Stop, Won't Stop starting June 25. "I went to the [Bad Boy Reuion] concert and thought it was incredible," Jimmy Iovine, Apple Music chairman and CEO, tells Billboard. "I think Puff and Bad Boy's story is incredible and one that a lot of people can relate to in any genre or in any business. His story is powerful. He really overcame a lot to get to where he's at today and the documentary shows that." While exact terms of the deal weren't disclosed, Apple Music will have exclusive rights to the doc for at least the next year. The music platform has already announced its plan to create exclusive video content for its users. This includes a deal with James Corden's "Carpool Karaoke" franchise, Dr. Dre's Vital Signs, a semi-autobiographical scripted series as well as Planet of the Apps, a show with the likes of Gwyneth Paltrow, Gary Vaynerchuk, Jessica Alba and will.iam offering mentorship to app developers. "We have a bunch of other stuff that we can't talk about yet because the deals aren't' done," Iovine says, "but we're starting to turn it up." The former head of Interscope and Beats says that most of the content will be things "that people are involved in with pop culture and that we think will be great for our audience." There's little doubt now in how compelling the new Diddy doc. is, especially seeing the rap mogul in what seems a more revealing and unvarnished light than ever before. "He's so vulnerable and human in this," says Live Nation Productions head Heather Parry, who also produced the recent Eagles of Death Metal documentary that HBO optioned. "The access we got was incredible," she says. "We were in the shower with him, we see him getting a B12 shot in his underwear and then how upset he is with how the first night of the show went. He's vulnerable but you see how much he loves and cares for his Bad Boy family." And a sometimes fractious family that is. Bringing together the warring widows of Lil Kim and Faith Evans is no easy feat but Diddy seems to deftly manage the situation as he might a disruption in the Ciroc supply chain. Same goes for a saved Mase and the support and encouragement he gives the reunion show's creative director and his longtime associate who is under an inordinate amount of pressure to produce the Bad Boy shows with little time. The documentary itself seemed to mirror a similar time constraint. "[Combs] comes in to Live Nation to talk about the tour and he was like it would be really great to document it," Parry recalls. "When we finally decided to do it, we had about three weeks to get our act together and find a director and we had to do that quickly. I have a great boss in Michael Rapino [Live Nation CEO] who graciously funded it so we could get started." Diddy had wanted to enlist Mark Romanek to direct but he was unable. But, as with many things about this project, serendipity seemed to have a hand in it. "I went to a friend's a book release, which was a photo book and there was Mark Romanek," Parry recalls. I said with all due respect, 'Who is you that is available right now?' And Mark, who is so sweet and kind and generous, said, 'I actually have a guy for you.' The next day I met Daniel Kaufman who became our director. Two days later I gave a great treatment to Puff and he was hired and we were on our ways to Barclays." The film, too, has its chance moments. Barclays just happened to have a cancelation the night after the originally scheduled Bad Boy Reunion show that also happened to fall on Biggie's birthday, which is when all the magic seemed to coalesce. The film features a number of legendary music exes in addition to Iovine. Hearing Uptown Records' Andre Harrell (who's also one of the film's producers) recall how his then-intern Sean Combs ran 10 blocks in a flash when he asked him to do an errand is incredibly revealing. As is hearing Arista's Clive Davis tell how Diddy charmed him at a time when rap had yet to be universally accepted. The film also contains a number or rare images and video. "We found a treasure trove in the Bad Boy offices" says Parry. "We have the young Puff on camera, a young Kim and Faith and stuff from Biggie some of which has been seen before." Of course the death of Notorious B.I.G. (aka Christopher Wallace) hangs over the entire film and shaped the Bad Boy family like nothing else. There's an incredibly poignant scene where Diddy calls Biggie's mom Violetta just to check in, like he would his own mother. "I knew this was a story that should be shared with the world," Diddy said in a statement "Heather Parry and Live Nation Productions, and Director Daniel Kaufman, helped create this very special documentary. Now I'm blessed to also be working with Apple to showcase the film and share Bad Boy's history and impact with fans. The support Live Nation, Apple and everyone on the team has given to this project is a true testament to the Bad Boy legacy." Spoken like the music business genius he is. (Hollywood Reporter)

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Tamar Braxton Is Not Finished With The Real: I Will Accept an Emmy! Tamar Braxton may have moved on from The Real, but the reality is she wants to accept an Emmy just like the rest of her former co-hosts. During an appearance on Hallmark's Home & Family, the four-time Grammy nominee addressed the fact that the daytime talk show has been nominated for a Daytime Emmy Award again this year for Outstanding Entertainment Talk Show Host for Season 2. At the time, Adrienne Bailon, Loni Love, Jeannie Mai, Tamera Mowry-Housley and Braxton served as the panel of hosts. While the songstress' exit from the program last year may have been abrupt, she's putting any feelings aside for the ceremony. "It doesn't matter where I stand in my relationship with anybody," she said. "If I'm nominated and I win, I'm going up there to accept my award -- period." Braxton is solely focused on the great honor of being nominated. "I'm going to be respectful and hopefully everyone else is going to be respectful because it's a very amazing moment for everybody. Everybody is not nominated in their life. You come to Hollywood, you have big dreams, but your nominated for a Daytime Emmy -- are you kidding me?" she continued. "We're all going to be respectful. We're all going to be happy for each other. We're all going to go home and kiss our babies," Braxton concluded. It's been nearly a year since the TV personality left the show. At the time of her departure, she and a show rep announced the news, confirming murmurings that Braxton was on her way out. "The Real and Tamar Braxton have mutually decided that Tamar will not be continuing with the show for its upcoming third season," Tamar and a The Real rep said in a statement to E! News. "She will be leaving in order to concentrate on her solo career. Everyone associated with The Real appreciates Tamar's efforts and the contributions she has made to the show's success, and we wish her all the best for the future." A day earlier, she posted a cryptic message to fans on Instagram, alluding to some kind of betrayal. "I love u all but I have been stabbed in the back by someone I stupidly trusted (not my man or my sisters)," Tamar wrote. "I am not about to be tried and tested to snitch...and it's not in good taste to tell you who...... but as #tamartians you are very smart and can figure things out on your own. But know that everyone who smiles in your face is NOT your friend and is NOT cheering for you and will LIE and try and tear u down to TRY and dim your light. Thank GOD HE HOLDS MY FUTURE AND MY HAND! (Remember who u are)...." Months later in December 2016, she appeared on T.D. Jakes and gave the impression leaving the show had not been her first choice. "That was just devastating to me because that was my baby. I loved it. I loved the women on the show. I loved showing up at work every single day. I loved interviewing other people because I've always been on the other side," she explained to the audience. "That is something that definitely broke my heart, probably my spirit." However, Braxton walked away with a lesson. "I just learned that I have to take the good with the bad and I did learn that things are only for a season... I didn't really learn that until now," she explained. "That situation, the relationships that I built at that time, that was just for that season and I have to be grateful for that season and I am and I'm happy that I had the chance to be in that seat and situation, but I got to take the things that I learned in that season and move on with the rest of my life." (Eonline)

The 100's Lindsey Morgan Explains Raven's Big Decision. The 100 returned after nearly a month away, and it brought with it a chance for survival. With just six days left before the onslaught of radiation, a bunker has been found that can save about 1200 people from the newest apocalypse, but it's not exactly a perfect solution. Of course, because this is The 100, it wasn't as simple as packing everybody up and moving them into the bunker in an orderly fashion. Many people saw it as a choice between dying above ground or dooming themselves to a hole underground for who knows how long, and many didn't like the idea of that second choice. And then there was the matter of determining how the clans would share the bunker, or if they'd share at all. Now, a war is breaking out with no commander to unite the clans, Jasper's at the head of a group of stubborn apocalypse partyers, and one dying scientist decided to make an entirely different choice. Instead of dying in the radiation or even eventually dying from her brain issues in the bunker, Raven is planning to take the rocket up into space, take one last spacewalk, and die doing what she loves most. "Tell them I floated myself," she said, laughing, to Murphy (Richard Harmon) when he asked what he should tell the others. Lindsey Morgan, who plays Raven, says that it took her a while to understand what Raven had decided to do. "At first, I was shocked, because I felt it was very selfish, and I feel like Raven is one of the most selfless people ever," Morgan told E! News over the phone. "She's always putting others before her. She's always sacrificing herself for the team, but then it kind of made sense to me when I realized that because she's so smart, she's been kind of denying the facts and denying the research and denying the science behind what was happening to her, and she finally can't deny it anymore." Now, Raven is doing something for herself for a change. "I felt her decision, in the end, was actually very mature, because she's expecting her death," Morgan continued. "Instead of running away from it by being in denial, she's taking it face on and saying bring it on, and if I'm gonna go out, I'm gonna go my way, so she's run the numbers and she knows she can't help her friends from where he is, and they have the bunker, so she feels like she can be selfish now and live out the rest of her days the way she wants to." Much of Raven's interactions in the night's episode were with a hallucination of Becca, and it was that hallucination who suggested this plan to Raven in the first place. But Morgan says Becca was more than a hallucination. "I think Becca, as much of a hallucination as she is, I think she's an actual manifestation of her true heart's desire that Raven's been protesting for a very long time, or not allowing herself to indulge in," she says. "So she's finally letting that out and she's listening to it, and she's taking on this new chapter which unfortunately is the ending chapter, I think with a lot of grace, and a lot of spirit, a lot of grit." Raven's decision was made all the more sad by the fact that the only person she got to share a goodbye with was Murphy. "It's funny that Murphy was the one she told, because I think that Murphy is probably the only person who really wouldn't fight her on it," Morgan says. "If it was Clarke, if it was Bellamy, even if it was Jasper, I feel like they would fight her. They would pick her up and throw her over their shoulder and make her come to the bunker," she says. "But in Raven's mind, she's just taking up space and taking up air in that bunker and is going to be a vegetable as the best case scenario, and that's not how she wants to live her life. And I think because her and Murphy have such a unique dynamic, he respects that. Of course he is sad and doesn't want her to do this. But he respects her decision because this is her life and it's what she wants as her last dying wish." Based on the fact that we didn't actually see Raven head off into space, it's entirely possible that Raven may never make it to space at all. But while Morgan admits that "anything could happen," she says that Raven is currently all in on this plan. "What Raven is aiming for is a pretty lofty goal, that she could even make it in time, or that she even has the brain power. She could fall down dead at any moment," Morgan reminds us. "So, like I said, that's why I think she's taking it very maturely and gracefully because she's throwing herself all into this new plan, and she's, you know, just going to ride it out as much as she can. She's not going to hide from it, she's not going to dwell, she's gonna go for it." And there's really no way to go that would be more fitting. "If Raven Reyes is to go out, this is the way to go out. If she goes out. Make that a big If." As for what actually does happen next, all we know is that it's going to be epic. Morgan calls episode ten one of her favorite episodes of the series, hands down. "Lots of action, lots of twists," she says. "And I'd say there will be some endings in that episode." Plus, Bob Morley told us the episode is "a monster," and called it "one of the craziest episodes we've ever tried to achieve. The fact that we managed to pull it off was just insane." And Marie Avgeropoulos also told us it was her favorite episode of the season, and even teased a Blake family reunion during an "epic battle" towards the end of the episode. So we may not know what the outcome of the next episode will be, but we know we're in for a serious ride. Let's just hope that ride does not also include Raven Reyes dying in space. The 100 airs Wednesdays at 9 p.m. on the CW. (Eonline)

Nikki Bella Turns Down Dancing With the Stars Offer to Focus on WWE: "I Want My Comeback to Be in That Ring." There's always next season! Nikki Bella received an amazing offer on Wednesday's episode of Total Divas. The WWE superstar was offered a spot on Dancing With the Stars, which she was so excited about. But Nikki has been working on her WWE comeback since getting cleared by her doctor and throughout the episode she debated whether or not she wanted to focus on her comeback or doing DWTS. So what did she decide? "I'm... I'm gonna pass," Nikki told her agent. "I know it's an amazing opportunity, but I just... I really want my comeback to be in that ring and nowhere else." Meanwhile, Lana and Rusev traveled to Bulgaria for their second wedding. But things became tense between the couple during Lana's christening. (Eonline)

The 100's Lindsey Morgan Says We Should Be "Very Worried" About Raven. Every character on The 100 has been dealing with the potential for inevitable death this season, but that death is even more inevitable for a couple of characters in particular. Neither Raven (Lindsey Morgan) nor Abby (Paige Turco) escaped the City of Light fully intact, since a little bit of ALIE remained in their brains. Raven is currently the one suffering the most, dealing with seizures and the occasional stroke, along with hallucinations and the knowledge that eventually, her brain will just give out. Abby has told her time and time again that she needs to take a rest, but Raven's not really the resting type. "Of course Raven isn't going to stop," Morgan told E! News over the phone. "Because she's trying to help her friends, and she ultimately chooses trying to save her friends even if it kills her, but regardless, either way, her brain is going to die because of the chip." Morgan says we should be "very worried" about Raven going into the night's episode, which explores some seriously tricky politics and decisions surrounding the discovery of the bunker. "I feel like, you know, she's been through everything, but this time, she's probably at her most destabilized state she's ever been in," Morgan tells us. "Her brain is rapidly deteriorating and essentially dying, and with that she's having her hallucinations, she's having manifestations. She's having outbreaks of anger and personality changes, so she is all over the map." Raven has spent most of the season ignoring her symptoms as much as she could in an effort to do whatever she could to save humanity from the very real threat of radiation. But in the last episode, Jaha (Isaiah Washington) finally found his mythical bunker, and at least 1200 people can be saved. In a lot of ways, that bunker changes everything where Raven is concerned. "The bunker, I think, brings relief for Raven, because she had felt that everything was on her shoulders to find a way to help everybody, and that was such a huge task," Morgan says. "Raven never wants to let anyone down or herself down, so I think the bunker is just a saving grace to her at the point." Whether or not the bunker is truly the salvation everyone needs it to be might actually be irrelevant at this point. "Raven thinks it is," Morgan tells us. "Unfortunately it's not as big as they'd like it to be, but at least it's a solid proof answer. The problem with Raven is that she's so smart, so sometimes it's hard for her to be hopeful or idealistic, because she's so realistic. So even if she's working on a solution, she's not proud of it until it's concrete. So the bunker is the only concrete solution they have, so for her, it's the saving grace." Playing a character with a death sentence all season obviously wasn't easy, but if Raven's end comes this season, Morgan has a relatively positive way of looking at it. "In my mind, Raven has just been through so much, and I don't want to compare her to other characters, but I almost feel like she's lived multiple lifetimes compared to some other characters just because of what she's gone through, like with her leg, and through the things done by Alie, through losing Finn, through losing Wick, you know?" Morgan says. "I feel like Raven has had a marathon of a journey of a life, so I think if this is the ending, I think it's an epic ending and that she has lived a beautiful and epic life." The 100 airs Wednesdays at 9 p.m. on the CW. (Eonline)

Megyn Kelly spends time with Katie Couric ahead of NBC debut. New NBC star Megyn Kelly was seen powwowing with the network's former queen of "Today," Katie Couric, at the prestigious Time 100 Most Influential Gala on Tuesday night. After Page Six revealed Kelly will start at NBC in May, she was seen chatting up Couric on Tuesday night at the star-studded event at Lincoln Center. Couric herself told us of the tough news business, "I do feel like I get the respect that I deserve not by everybody though. One thing I have learned, you can't be liked by everyone and sometimes if you stand by something a lot of people will not like you." She added, "I do not feel like I am an icon to young female journalists, not at all. But I am happy if I have helped in any way to inspire young women. I have tried all my life to be a role model and to conduct myself in a way that I could be smart and authoritative to have equal footing with men." "SNL" star Leslie Jones was the star of the party, with guests literally climbing over barriers to greet her. Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds shimmied down one balcony level to chat to Jones, as did Chrissy Teigen, who was earlier seen braving lashing wind and rain as she arrived in a strapless gown. Jones also seen mugging for photos with Viola Davis, Ava DuVernay, RuPaul and Colin Kaepernick. Jones told us, "It's pretty awesome that everyone is being so nice. I'm having a great time. But I can't wait to take these damn high heels off, they're killing me." Model of the moment Ashley Graham nearly fell over on the red carpet but saved herself at the last moment. Quickly recovering she told the Page Six the advice she would give her younger self. "I would tell my younger self not to be so anxious ... If you just look at the girl in the mirror and accepted her for who she was and start looking at yourself as a role model things might change in my life," she said. "The moment I was proud of myself when I thought I was making a difference is when I took a photo of my cellulite and posted it on Instagram. I do not think that there is something more real than that." Guests -- who also included Harvey Weinstein, Naomi Campbell and Margot Robbie -- were treated to performances by John Legend and Demi Lovato. Honorees on Time's 100 Most Influential People included Samantha Bee, Margaret Atwood, Syrian Defense leader Raed Saleh and Viola Davis, who said, "Everybody in this room, I'm sure at some point, has gone through something in their lives, and you survived it. But not only did you survive it, you took that trauma, and that hurt, that revelation, or whatever it was, and you used it to connect, to give, to influence, to help, and that is the beauty and the purpose of what we are here on this Earth to do." (PageSix)

Kim Kardashian found herself getting anxious as she made her first public appearance in Dubai in January, just three months after she was robbed at gunpoint in Paris. The reality star took a break from social media and events in the wake of the terrifying experience that saw thieves tie her up in her Paris hotel room and steal millions of dollars' worth of jewelry in October last year. In a newly released clip for Keeping Up with the Kardashians, the mom of two, 36, visited a shopping mall in Dubai and browsed racks of high-end clothes while sucking on a lollipop. "Honestly I haven't been shopping in months," she told the camera. "Not that I even need anything, but I always like to see what stores have in different countries or if there are special pieces. It's just so much fun." She seemed in an upbeat mood as she admired matching cream-colored bags for her and her daughter North, 3. But as a large group of people, including photographers, gathered outside the store's window, Kardashian's attitude changed. "Are you nervous about that crowd?" her friend Jen Atkin asked. "Yeah," she replied. "This is just kind of what I was afraid of, is just this feeling of panic," the social media maven told the camera. "I'm just, like, afraid of everything," Kardashian told Atkin. "I just get scared." "With so many people gathering and then they start social media like, 'Kim's at the mall. She's here.' And then other people will know exactly where I'm at. It gives me such anxiety," she told the camera as Atkin could be overheard saying, "This is gonna be a scene in two seconds." The pair ended up sneaking out through a back exit to get away from the curious onlookers. Kardashian testified in her robbery case in February after French police charged 10 suspects in connection with the crime. But the Selfish author appears to have distanced herself from last year's drama and is currently enjoying a sun-filled vacation as she helps her sister Kourtney Kardashian celebrate her 38th birthday in Punta Mita, Mexico. "The Calabasas mom crew (Kourt's bffs) are LIT!!!!" Kim tweeted on Monday, April 24, as she detailed their wild escapades. "kourtneykardash threw up in her bed 4 times and slept in it," she wrote, adding that the mom of three "won't stop doing naked cart wheels." But homebody Kim held back on painting the town red with the moms gone wild. "Oh and as for me you ask?" Kim wrote. "I'm just sitting here on the beach with my flawless body." (US Weekly)

'The Good Fight' Sells to HBO Nordic, India's Zee. The HBO deal will bring the CBS All Access original to Sweden, Denmark, Norway and Finland. CBS Corp.'s CBS Studios International has struck two more international licensing deals for CBS All Access original series The Good Fight with HBO Nordic and India's Zee Entertainment Enterprises. All 10 episodes of the first season of the drama, a spinoff of The Good Wife, will become available on HBO Nordic on June 1 in an exclusive Scandinavian deal. HBO Nordic is available in Sweden, Denmark, Norway and Finland. The deal with Zee, which is also the Indian home of The Good Wife, is for the exclusive pay TV rights in India. It will air on the company's Zee Cafe, whose slogan is "All Eyes on New" as it promises high-quality English-language entertainment. "The Good Fight delivers the same powerful storylines and high-quality production values as its predecessor and has premiered to terrific critical acclaim in the U.S.," said Barry Chamberlain, president of sales at CBS Studios International. Aparna Bhosle, business head of Zee's premium and free-to-air cluster, said: "We have had a very successful partnership with CBS Studios International with the popular drama The Good Wife, and the critically acclaimed spinoff, The Good Fight, has all the ingredients of being an equally power-packed series." The drama starts a year after the events of The Good Wife. Diane Lockhart (Christine Baranski) resigns from her law firm and prepares to write her memoirs from France, while her goddaughter (Rose Leslie) is beginning her career as a first-year associate at Diane's firm. Suddenly an enormous financial scandal caused by the goddaughter's parents (Bernadette Peters and Paul Guilfoyle), brings down liberal Chicago and leaves Diane broke. The show is from The Good Wife creators Robert and Michelle King and is produced by CBS Television Studios in association with Scott Free Productions and King Size Productions. The Good Fight is distributed worldwide by CBS Studios International. (Hollywood Reporter)

Fox News' Jesse Watters Coincidentally Announces Vacation Following Ivanka Trump Sex Joke Controversy! We're sensing a pattern at Fox News. As you may recall, back on April 11, Bill O'Reilly revealed he'd be going on a "pre-planned" vacation amid his sexual harassment scandal -- only to be formally ousted by the network a week later. Well it appears as though the controversial TV host's protege is following in his footsteps. ICYMI, The Five's Jesse Watters made headlines on Tuesday after he seemingly made an oral sex joke about First Daughter Ivanka Trump. At the time, while discussing Miz Trump's recent appearance at a women's economic conference in Germany, the 38-year-old quipped: "I really liked how she was speaking into that microphone." So gross. However, Jesse has since tried to defuse the backlash he's received by claiming he was simply comparing Donald Trump's daughter's voice to that of a smooth jazz radio DJ. Yeah, sure. Obviously, this lame AF excuse didn't squash the controversy as, on Wednesday, the TV personality announced: "I'm going to be taking a vacation with my family, so I'm not gonna be here tomorrow and Friday but I'll be back on Monday so try not to miss me too much." Boy, bye. Fox News has gotta be pissed at Watters as this "vacation" announcement comes only a handful of days into his tenure as a primetime host for the network. Specifically, The O'Reilly Factor alum is missing two days from his first week in primetime on top of missing his weekend show. Tsk, tsk! (Perez Hilton)

"The Simpsons" envision Ivanka Trump as a Supreme Court Justice, and Sean Spicer killing himself ... at least in the show's version of Donald Trump's first 100 days in office. The spoof airs on Sunday's episode, and even the staunchest Trump haters would have to say it's super dark -- Spicer hanging himself in the White House Press Room, Ruth Bader Ginsburg getting 86'd for Ivanka, while hawking robes and the prez himself weeping over ... well, you gotta watch. Of course, Trump's made no secret of his love for FOX News. Gotta wonder if he'll be watching the mother ship Sunday night. (TMZ)

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