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ENTERTAINMENT NEWS

Ellen DeGeneres revealed she's a victim of sexual assault ... and hopes her story helps other victims who are afraid to come forward. The famed talk show host opened up on season 2 of David Letterman's Netflix show, 'My Next Guest Needs No Introduction' ... about her mother, Betty DeGeneres, marrying a "very bad man" who took advantage of Ellen when she a teenager. She claims her stepfather waited until her mom was out of town and told her he needed to feel her breasts because he'd found a lump in her mom's breast and needed to check hers. Ellen says she was 15 or 16 when it happened, and she's still angry at herself because she was too weak to stand up to him. She says ... "It's a really horrible, horrible story and the only reason I'm actually going to go into detail about it is because I want other girls to not ever let someone do that." Ellen adds ... "We [women] just don't feel like we're worthy, or we're sc…

THE OTHER STUFF . . .

MacKenzie Bezos is taking her half of her nearly $37 billion divorce settlement with Jeff Bezos, and giving it all away ... to charity. MacKenzie announced on Tuesday morning she was signing The Giving Pledge ... vowing to donate at least $17 billion. She became the 3rd richest woman in the world when she and the Amazon founder made their divorce official less than 2 months ago -- so she wasted almost no time deciding what to do with her fortune. Her decision to join the likes of Bill and Melinda Gates and Warren Buffett in signing The Giving Pledge -- aside from being incredibly generous -- also puts her ex-husband in a conspicuous position. Jeff had been widely criticized, as recently as last year, for not signing the Pledge. He's the only billionaire among the top 5 richest Americans to NOT sign it. MacKenzie signing so quickly after the divorce makes it seem like, she wanted to all along. BTW, Buffet has already pledged more than $45 billion, and Melinda and Bill are forking o…

Music

Miley Cyrus Sets the Record Straight on That Cardi B and Nicki Minaj Lyric. When it comes to Nicki Minaj and Cardi B's drama, Miley Cyrus isn't picking sides. After making headlines this weekend for her performance of "Cattitude," the 26-year-old singer spoke with Capital Breakfast with Roman Kemp and made it clear she wasn't shading either artist. For those who haven't heard the new track, the song features a lyric in which Miley raps "I love you, Nicki, but I listen to Cardi." However, this wasn't the only thing to raise a few eyebrows. In a post promoting the performance, Miley wrote "I love you, Selena, but I listen to Demi." She also shared another post in which she wrote "I love you, me, but I listen to Ari." While some fans assumed Miley was picking sides in Cardi and Nicki's feud, which made headlines after their infamous Fashion Week fight -- the "Wrecking Ball" star made it clear this was not the case.…

TV/STREAMING . . .

Sophie Turner revealed her biggest regret about Game of Thrones and we love her for it. Plus (another) stunning hairstyle. Now that the season finale of Game of Thrones has been and gone, *sob* we're scouring all our feeds for any and every piece of GoT-related news we can get our hands on. And as if weren't already glued to our TV screens for Sophie Turner's appearance on i]The Graham Norton Show[/i] last Friday, the actress went and served some seriously good entertainment to ease our withdrawal symptoms. During her turn on the red couch, the [i]Dark Phoenix[/I] actress showcased her circus skills that she picked up in her younger years whilst training to be an aerialist, stunning her fellow X-Men cast-mates by casually tucking her leg behind her head. "I suppose I'm a little bendy," the actress explained after she'd performed her superpower move. Perhaps the understatement of the century? The actress also opened up about her time playing Sansa Stark on…

THINGS TO DO TO YOUR HOME BEFORE GOING ON VACATION

1. Leave keys with a trustworthy neighbor.
One of the first things you should do when planning a trip is to inform someone of your plans. They don't necessarily need a full itinerary, but should have a head's up in case of emergency. A neighbor is a great choice because they can not only keep an eye on your house, but also collect mail and perform occasional duties.

2. Make plans for plants and pets.
Should you plan to be away for awhile, make plans for the living things in your home. Depending on how long of a vacation you plan to take, try using a plant feeder for self service. In addition, you must also decide if you will have someone watch your pet or pay for overnight care.

3. Turn off the air conditioner.
There is no need to rack up a high electric bill while you are on vacation. Be sure to turn off your air conditioning unit(s) in your home so you won't waste any energy while away. Those who have a programmable thermostat may be able to keep units idle by using a vacatio…

DID YOU KNOW?

Women are better than men at hammering a nail. Why? Because they're more accurate.13% of people have left the house wearing different colored socks.It takes the average person 7 minutes to fall asleep.According to a recent study, eating pizza can reduce your chances of getting cancer.One in ten families don't save leftovers from dinner.The profession with the highest divorce rate is a dancer.It's estimated that almost one million Americans had a cigarette for breakfast this morning.Research shows that many women worry that their hands will give away their real age.22% of men don't know this about their significant other. What is it? Their favorite food.

THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW

Kit Harington has checked into a wellness retreat in the wake of the "Game Of Thrones" finale. According to a representative for the actor, Harington is working on "some personal issues."Two people were taken to the hospital after a dump truck crashed into Gloria and Emilio Estefan's recording studio in Florida.Bill and Hillary Clinton took part in a Memorial Day parade on Monday in New York.The website name salon.com was sold the other day for $5 million.Kate Mara and Jamie Bell welcomed a baby girl into their world two weeks ago.1200 consumers were asked, "Where would you go to get a hamburger?" Their responses: Five Guys was the top pick with 28%, followed by In-N-Out and Wendy's with 17% each, McDonald's with 15% and 14% for Burger King.In Massachusetts, a female anaconda living in an all-female exhibit has given birth to two babies without ever being exposed to a male snake.The World Health Organization has now recognized gaming addiction…

Music Calendar...

In 1942 Bing Crosby, the Ken Darby Singers and the John Scott Trotter Orchestra record "White Christmas" in Los Angeles for Decca.
In 1943 "Paper Doll" by the Mills Brothers debuts on the charts.
In 1943 "That Old Black Magic" by Glenn Miller is #1 on the charts.
In 1952 Hank and Audrey Williams are divorced.
In 1958 Little Anthony and the Imperials record "Tears On My Pillow."
In 1961 Henry Mancini's "Moon River" wins the Best Record Grammy, as well as the Song of the Year Grammy. "Judy Garland At Carnegie Hall" wins Best Album.
In 1961 "Travelin' Man" by Ricky Nelson hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 2 weeks.
In 1962 Barbra Striesand appears on "The Garry Moore Show."
In 1965 "Wonderful World" by Herman's Hermits enters the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1965 "Help Me, Rhonda" by the Beach Boys hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 2 weeks.
In 1971 "I…

Today In History...

In 1453 Constantinople falls to the Turks ending the middle ages.
In 1765 Patrick Henry denounces the Stamp Act before Virginia's House of Burgesses.
In 1790 Rhode Island, the last of the original 13 states, ratifies the U.S. Constitution.
In 1848 Wisconsin becomes the 30th U.S state.
In 1932 World War I veterans arrive in Washington, DC, to demand cash bonuses they weren't scheduled to receive for another 13 years.
In 1943 Norman Rockwell's portrait of "Rosie the Riveter," symbolizing American women employed as industrial workers during World War II, appears on the cover of the The Saturday Evening Post.
In 1953 Edmund Hillary of New Zealand and Tensing Norkay of Nepal are the first climbers to reach the top of Mount Everest (29,028 feet).
In 1961 The first U.S. food stamps are distributed.
In 1968 The Truth In Lending Act is signed.
In 1973 Tom Bradley is elected the first black mayor of Los Angeles, CA, defeating incumbent Sam Yorty.
In 1977 A.J. Foyt wins the Indianapo…

Born On This Day...

In 1439 Religious leader, Pope Pius III
In 1630 King Charles II Of Great Britain (1660-85)
In 1736 American revolutionary leader, Patrick Henry
In 1767 Engineer/chemist, Philippe Lebon (illuminating gas)
In 1880 German historian, Oswald Spengler (The Decline of the West)
In 1874 English author/poet, Gilbert Keith Chesterton
In 1880 Historian, Oswald Spengler (The Decline of the West)
In 1897 Austrian composer, Erich Wolfgang Korngold
In 1898 Actress, Beatrice Lillie (Auntie Mame, Throughly Modern Millie)
In 1903 Actor/comedian, Bob Hope (The Paleface, Fancy Pants) [d: 7-27-03]
In 1912 Actress, Iris Adrian (Dottie-Ted Knight Show) [d: 9-17-94]
In 1913 Boxer, Tony Zale (2-time world middleweight champ) [d: 3-20-97]
In 1917 John F. Kennedy, 35th U.S. president (1960-1963) [d: 11-22-63]
In 1918 Game show host, Herb Shriner (Two For The Money) [d: 4-23-70]
In 1921 Actor, Clifton James (Sheriff-Live and Let Die, Superman II) [d: 4-15-17]
In 1923 Bassist, Eugene Wright (Dave Brubeck Quartet) (96)
In 1934 Wr…

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DID YOU KNOW?

If you like rock music and watch "Seinfeld," you're less likely to make your bed in the morning.Three out of ten people in a recent USA Today survey, admit they run a red light at least once a week.56% of us say we miss our co-workers when we go on vacation.Traffic, sleep schedules and weather conditions are the top three causes for late arrivals to the office according to workers.Most of us consider an alarm clock essential, but 12% of us don't have one.When it comes to eating, less than one out of five people eat at the kitchen or dining room table just once a week.According to multiple studies, women would rather be caught dead than being caught pooping at work.Over two-thirds of people have a favorite coffee cup or mug.A study says doing this at work help relieve stress. What is it? Swearing.

THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW

Bart Starr, a Green Bay Packers legend who became the first quarterback to win five championships, died Sunday in Birmingham, AL, at the age of 85. The Packers announced the news late Sunday morning. He had been in poor health since 2014, when he suffered two strokes and a heart attack.Actor Geoffrey Rush has been awarded the largest ever defamation payout to a single person in Australia, just under $2 million. An actress claimed he had acted inappropriately during the #metoo movement, but a judge ruled she was prone to exaggeration."Dancing with the Stars" dancer Cheryl Burke married actor Matthew Lawrence last week. He was the son in "Mrs. Doubtfire" and Jack Hunter in "Boy Meets World."In 1933 when Louis Meyer, after winning his second Indy 500, had a tall glass of buttermilk in victory lane to cool off. Apparently, his mother told him the best thing to drink on a hot summer day is buttermilk. For whatever reason, the American Dairy Association of Indi…

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Music Calendar...

In 1941 Frank Sinatra joins Tommy Dorsey's Orchestra to record "This Love of Mine" for Victor Records.
In 1957 The National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (NARAS) is established (Grammy Awards).
In 1966 Phil Spector's mega-production of Ike and Tina Turner's "River Deep Mountain High" and "Ain't Too Proud To Beg" by the Temptations both enter the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1966 "When A Man Loves A Woman" by Percy Sledge hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 2 weeks.
In 1967 Barbara Mandrell marries Ken Lee Dudney.
In 1969 Mick Jagger and girlfriend Marianne Faithful are arrested in their London home on marijuana possession charges.
In 1969 Judy Collins appears on "The Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson."
In 1970 Little Richard appears on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine.
In 1973 Bassist Ronnie Lane quits the Faces to form Slim Chance.
In 1975 The Doobie Brothers' album "Stampede" is certified…

Today In History...

In 1533 England's Archbishop declares the marriage of King Henry VIII to Anne Boleyn valid.
In 1863 The first black regiment from the North leaves Boston to fight in the Civil War.
In 1926 The United States Customs Court is created by Congress.
In 1929 First all-color movie, "On With The Show," opens in New York City.
In 1930 English navigator Amy Johnson completes the first solo airplane flight from England to Australia. She started her trip on May 5.
In 1934 The Dionne Quintuplets (Annette, Cecile, Emilie, Marie and Yvonne) are born to Oliva and Elzire Dionne near Callander, Ontario.
In 1937 President Franklin D. Roosevelt pushes a button in Washington, DC, signaling that vehicular traffic could cross the just opened Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco.
In 1930 Neville Chamberlain becomes the prime minister of Britain.
In 1940 During World War II, the Belgian army surrenders to invading German forces.
In 1942 Iowa's latest snowstorm of the season on record drops 10 inches o…

Born On This Day...

In 1738 French physician, Joseph Guillotin (invented guillotine)
In 1759 English prime minister, William Pitt (1783-1801, 1804-06)
In 1837 Vaudeville actor/acrobat, Tony Pastor
In 1862 Tennis Hall-of-Famer, Henry W. Slocum (U.S. Open-1888)
In 1873 Swiss geologist, Jean Louis Rodolphe Agassiz
In 1887 Actor, Hank Mann (Keystone Kops)
In 1888 Olympic athlete, Jim Thorpe (first NFL president)
In 1896 Baseball Hall-of-Famer, Warren C. Giles (NL President 1951-70)
In 1898 Bandleader/trumpeter, Andy Kirk
In 1908 Author, Ian Fleming (created James Bond) [d: 8-12-64]
In 1910 Blues singer/guitarist, T-Bone Walker (electric blues) [d: 5-16-75]
In 1911 Journalist, Randolph Churchill (Winston's son) [d: 6-6-68]
In 1911 Physicist, Alfred Nier (helped develop atomic bomb) [d: 5-16-94]
In 1912 Novelist, Patrick White (Happy Valley, Nobel-1973) [d: 9-30-90]
In 1916 Actress, Thora Hird (Nightcomers, Kind of Loving) [d: 3-15-03]
In 1916 Novelist/physician, Walker Percy [d: 5-10-90]
In 1917 Biologist/politician, Bar…

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Music Calendar...

In 1963 Blues guitarist Elmore James dies in Chicago at age 45.
In 1964 The Beatles make their third appearance on the "Ed Sullivan Show," in a segment taped the previous April on the set of their movie "A Hard Day's Night." They perform "You Can't Do That."
In 1967 The Beatles watch Procol Harum perform at the Speakeasy in London.
In 1968 Mick Jagger and his girlfriend Marianne Faithful are arrested for weed possession.
In 1969 "Good Morning Starshine" by Oliver and "Baby I Love You" by Andy Kim both enter the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1969 "Get Back" by the Beatles hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 5 weeks.
In 1970 Peter Green quits Fleetwood Mac to join a religious cult.
In 1974 Richard Pryor hosts NBC-TV's "The Midnight Special" with guests Olivia Newton-John and Boz Skaggs.
In 1974 Jazz great Duke Ellington dies of lung cancer at age 75.
In 1975 "Shining Star" by Earth Wind…

Today In History...

In 1738 John Wesley establishes the Methodist Church.
In 1830 The first U.S. passenger railroad service begins between Baltimore and Elliott's Mill, Maryland.
In 1844 Samuel F.B. Morse transmits the message "What hath God wrought!" from Washington to Baltimore, as he formally opened America's first telegraph line.
In 1881 Some 200 people die when the Canadian ferry "Princess Victoria" sinks near London, Ontario.
In 1883 The Brooklyn Bridge, linking Brooklyn and Manhattan, opens to traffic.
In 1899 The first auto repair shop opens in Cleveland, Ohio.
In 1935 The first major league baseball game played at night takes place in Cinncinati's Crosley Field as the Reds beat the Phillies, 2-1.
In 1941 The German battleship Bismarck sinks the British dreadnought Hood in the North Atlantic.
In 1959 The first house with built-in bomb shelter is exhibited in Pleasant Hills, Pennsylvania.
In 1962 Astronaut Scott Carpenter becomes the second American to orbit the Earth as he …

Born On This Day...

In 1544 Physician/scientist, William Gilbert (magnetism)
In 1686 Physicist, Gabriel Daniel Fahrenheit (Fahrenheit temperature scale)
In 1743 King George III of Great Britain (1760-1820)
In 1743 French politician/writer, Jean Paul Marat
In 1816 Painter, Emanuel Leutze (Washington Crossing the Delaware)
In 1819 Queen Victoria of Great Britain (1837-1901)
In 1882 Silet film actor, Creighton Hale (Cat & Canary)
In 1893 Writer/columnist, Elsa Maxwell (Hotel For Women)
In 1895 Publisher, Samuel I. Newhouse (Parade, Vogue, Glamour)
In 1904 British singer/comedian, George Formby [d: 3-6-61]
In 1909 Congressman, Wilbur D. Mills (Fanne Fox scandal) [d: 5-2-92]
In 1914 Actress, Lilli Palmer (The Boys From Brazil) [d: 1-27-86]
In 1918 Civil rights leader/mayor, Coleman Alexander Young [d: 11-29-97]
In 1925 Actress/director, Mai Zetterling (Hitchhiker) [d: 3-15-94]
In 1927 Olympic athlete, John Kelly Jr. (Olypmic-Bronze-1956) [d: 3-2-85]
In 1928 Writer/correspondent, Roger Caras [d: 2-18-01]
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DID YOU KNOW?

According to Woman's Day and AOL, 32% of women eat something they later regret almost every day.Most people have at least three phone chargers and don't realize how important they are until they don't have one.30% of women think that putting on makeup is the most important thing they do all day.60% of men say they get turned off when they see a woman take a selfie.A survey found that 74% of people prefer to read a book the old-fashioned way.73% of people said they experience a sunburn at least once a year, sometimes, several times a year.According to Shape magazine, 14 million people are or have been in a long-distance relationship.31% of moms say they stress out about this, almost every day. What is it? Their weight.

THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW

If you're thinking about buying a Rolls Royce, they have a sweet new accessory: it's an elegant champagne chest with serving tray, some hand-blown crystal champagne flutes, including two thermal caviar caissons, two blini caissons and Mother-of-Pearl spoons. Yours for just $47,000.A new study finds that chronically sleep-deprived people feel lonelier and are less inclined to be around or engaging with others.Odd moment at the Cannes Film Festival when Elle Fanning, who was attending one of the dinners, fainted and fell from her chair. The excuse being given: "Her dress was too tight."Italy was a place to avoid on Tuesday, at least, flying there. Aviation workers went on strike, causing 300 flights in and out to be canceled.All 650 Dressbarn stores are closing.Celine Dion said the other day that she owns between 3,000 and 4,000 pairs of shoes.Over 19 million watched the "Game of Thrones" finale. The series finale was watched by 19.3 million viewers across HB…

Music Calendar...

In 1926 "Five Foot Two, Eyes Of Blue" by Gene Austin is #1 on the charts.
In 1954 Bob Dylan celebrates his bar mitzvah.
In 1955 Bridgeport, CT, police cancel a dance featuring Fats Domino fearing a riot.
In 1958 Jerry Lee Lewis tells London reporters that he had married his 13-year-old cousin Myra.
In 1961 "Quarter To 3" by Gary "U.S." Bonds enters the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1961 "Mother-In-Law" by Ernie K-Doe is #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1965 "What The World Needs Now Is Love" by Jackie DeShannon enters the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1965 "Ticket To Ride" by the Beatles is #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1966 16-year-old Bruce Springsteen records his first song, "That's What You Get" with the Castiles.
In 1967 The Monkees' album "Headquarters" is released.
In 1967 Florence Ballard makes her last television appearance as a member of the Supremes, on NBC-TV's "The Tonight Show."
In 196…

Today In History...

In 1761 The first American life insurance policy is issued in Philadelphia.
In 1785 Benjamin Franklin invents the first bifocals.
In 1807 Former vice president Aaron Burr is put on trial for treason in Richmond, VA, but was acquitted in September.
In 1819 The first steamship to cross the Atlantic, the Savannah, departs from Savannah, Georgia, and arrives in Liverpool 29 days later.
In 1843 The first wagon train leaves Independence, MO, for the Oregon Trail.
In 1856 Violence erupts in Congress when Rep. Preston S. Brooks whacks Senator Charles Sumner with a cane.
In 1868 The "Great Train Robbery" takes place in Indiana, when seven men hold up the crew, detach the locomotive and take $96,000 in cash, gold and bonds.
In 1888 Leroy Buffington patents the system for building skyscrapers.
In 1892 Dr. Sheffield, a British dentist, invents the toothpaste tube.
In 1900 Edwin S. Votey patents the pneumatic piano player.
In 1935 President Franklin Roosevelt goes before Congress to explain his ve…

Born On This Day...

In 1813 German opera composer, Richard Wagner
In 1828 Pioneer eye surgeon, Albrecht Grafe
In 1859 English physician/writer, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (Sherlock Holmes)
In 1892 Country music publisher/talent scout, Ralph Sylvester Peer
In 1902 Baseball Hall-of-Famer, Al Simmons [d: 5-26-56]
In 1906 Actor/comedian, Harry Ritz (The Ritz Brothers) [d: 3-31-86]
In 1907 Actor, Sir Laurence Olivier (Hamlet, Jazz Singer) [d: 7-11-89]
In 1907 Cartoonist, Georges "Herge" Remi (Tin Tin) [d: 3-4-83]
In 1910 Announcer, Johnny Olsen (The Price Is Right) [d: 10-12-85)
In 1914 Author/journalist, Vance Packard (Animal IQ) [d: 12-12-96]
In 1915 Cartoonist, George Baker (The Sad Sack) [d: 5-17-75]
In 1920 Astronomer, Thomas Gold (steady-state theory of universe) [d: 6-22-04]
In 1922 TV critic, Judith Crist (TV Guide) [d: 8-7-12]
In 1924 Singer/actor, Charles Aznavour (The Tin Drum) [d: 10-1-18]
In 1927 Actor, Michael Constantine (Seymour Kaufman-Room 222) (92)
In 1928 Businessman, T. Boone Pickens (founded Mesa…