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DID YOU KNOW?

According to Reader's Digest, some hangovers can last up to four weeks.More than 25% of women would rather have their wisdom teeth pulled than go swimsuit shopping.Stats show children around the world spend about 5 billion hours a year playing with Legos.The number one most annoying thing other drivers do is text while driving, the number two annoying thing is non-handicapped drivers parking in handicapped spots.35% of women say they do more laundry during the summer months. the in-laws, #3 holidays, #4 loosing your job and #5 co-workers.According to Parents Magazine, a study of babies found that "mommy" and "daddy" are the first words they learn. The number three word is "more."20% of women have avoided having sex because they felt too fat.According to USA Today, 37% of Americans will burn ourselves out on Starbucks coffee at some point this year.45% of us say doing this instantly puts us in a good mood. Taking a long, hot shower.

THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW

The hottest weather of the summer is hitting Chicago, Detroit, New York City and Washington, DC, over the next couple of days.We have just 49 days to go until the Green Bay Packers and Chicago Bears kick off the NFL's 100th season.Kevin Spacey just won a huge victory, because the criminal case against him in Nantucket, MA has been dismissed reports TMZ."Gossip Girl," the soapy CW drama about wealthy teenagers behaving badly in New York City's Upper East Side, is returning to TV thanks to WarnerMedia's new streaming service HBO Max.Spoiler Alert! In episode 6 of "Stranger Things 3," Murray Bauman's phone number is shown on screen. The number is 618-625-8313, and it turns out that it's a working number. If fans call the number, they'll be directed to Murray's voicemail box message.Major League Baseball is going to start allowing advertising patches on players' uniforms within the next three years.Sarah Hyland from "Modern Family&q…

Music Calendar...

In 1932 Louis Armstrong plays the London Palladium for the first time.
In 1939 Bandleader Erskine Hawkins first records "Tuxedo Junction."
In 1942 "Jingle Jangle Jingle" by Kay Kyser is #1 on the charts.
In 1953 Elvis Presley records "My Happiness" as a gift for his mother. The so-called vanity disc was his first recording.
In 1960 "It's Now Or Never" by Elvis Presley and "Walk Don't Run" by the Ventures both enter the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1960 "I'm Sorry" by Brenda Lee hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 3 weeks.
In 1964 "A Hard Day's Night" by the Beatles enters the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1964 "Rag Doll" by The Four Seasons hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 2 weeks.
In 1966 Bobby Fuller ("I Fought The Law") is found dead in his car in Los Angeles. No conclusive cause of death was ever established.
In 1968 "Grazin' in the Grass" by Hugh …

Today In History...

In 64 The Great Fire of Rome begins and lasts for several days.
In 1536 The Pope's authority is declared void in England.
In 1792 American naval hero John Paul Jones dies in Paris at age 45.
In 1872 Britain introduces secret ballot voting.
In 1918 During World War I, American and French forces launch a counter-offensive against the German between the Aisne and Marne Rivers in France.
In 1927 Ty Cobb hit safely for the 4,000th time in his career.
In 1931 The first air-conditioned ship, "Mariposa," is launched.
In 1932 U.S. and Canada sign a treaty to develop St. Lawrence Seaway.
In 1936 The Spanish Civil War begins as General Francisco Franco leads an uprising of army troops based in Spanish North Africa against a socialist coalition government in Madrid.
In 1938 Douglas "Wrong Way" Corrigan arrives in Ireland after he left New York for California.
In 1940 The Democratic National Convention nominates President Franklin D. Roosevelt for an unprecedented third term in offic…

Born On This Day...

In 1720 British naturalist, Gilbert White
In 1811 Novelist, William Makepeace Thackeray (Vanity Fair)
In 1890 U.S. Secretary of Defense, Charles E. Wilson (1953-57)
In 1894 Actor, Richard Dix (The Ten Commandments, Cimarron)
In 1903 Actor, Chill Wills (voice of Francis The Talking Mule) [d: 12-15-78]
In 1906 Dramatist/playwright, Clifford Odets [d: 8-15-63]
In 1908 Actress, Lupe Velez (Redhead From Manhattan, Nana) [d: 12-14-44]
In 1909 Soviet diplomat, Andrei Gromyko [d: 7-2-89]
In 1909 Actress, Harriet Hilliard Nelson (Ozzie & Harriet) [d: 10-02-94]
In 1911 Actor, Hume Cronyn (World According to Garp, Cocoon) [d: 6-15-03]
In 1913 Actor, Marvin Miller (Space Patrol, Millionaire) [d: 2-8-85]
In 1913 Comedian/actor, Red Skelton (Red Skelton Show) [d: 9-17-97]
In 1914 U.S. runner, Mack Robinson (Olympic-Silver-1932) [d: 3-12-00]
In 1917 Actress, Pamela Brown (Alice in Wonderland, Dracula) [d: 9-18-75]
In 1918 South African President, Nelson Mandela [d: 12-5-13]
In 1920 Actor, Dolph Sweet (Another …

ON THIS DAY 7:18:19

ON THIS DAY - 7/17/19

RISE TO THE CHALLENGE

(Family Circle) Just when you wrap your brain around teens challenging each other to swallow spoonfuls of cinnamon, you hear they're ingesting detergent pods. Discuss these dangerous dares with your kids before they act on them:

Be respectful
"Impulse control is one of the last areas to develop in the adolescent brain," says Frances Jense, M.D., chair of neurology at the University of Pennsylvania and author of The Teenage Brain. While we often make fun of teens for the questionable things they do, this is a crucial point in their development. Make it clear you get what they're going through.

Rely on facts
To avoid scolding and getting emotional, Jensen suggests researching the behaviors you want to discuss beforehand. Be objective and say, "I understand you're intrigued and want to try this. At your age you're more prone to risk-taking and I want to give you reasons to think twice now, because in the moment it may be harder to resist.

Strategize together
Iden…

THINGS YOU HATE YOURSELF FOR SAYING

Okie Dokie
Lay it on me brother
Oopsie Daisy
I love going online!
Ooooh spooky!
Okay, things just got real
Yeah, so does my Mom
That's what she said
Love is weird man
How's it hangin?
Like I care!
Tell me something I don't know!
Slap me some skin.
Kids nowadays
I know right?
Epic fail!
Ah-ight
It is what it is
shenanigans
tom foolery
fisticuffs
OMG!
WTF!
Know what I'm sayin'?
I'm just sayin'
Fo shizzle
Chillax
Uber
Suh-weeeeet!
Fabulous!

WHAT SHAPE ARE YOU?

What kind of shape are you in? The answer lies in the shape that most appeals to you. "Day in and day out, shapes are an elemental part of our lives," says psychologist Raymond Schultz. "And the ones that you're instinctively drawn to directly relate to the most basic aspects of what it takes to make you happy."

Oblong
If you're partial to this shape, chances are you're in the middle of making big changes in your life. You could be contemplating anything from starting a new career to dumping your boyfriend. Whatever has or is about to happen, just remember that the chaos is temporary and contentment is on the way.

Pyramid
You're seldom at a loss for a solution to problems both at home and at work. A creative thinker with a can-do attitude, you exude a confidence that draws others to your camp, eager to follow your lead. You're at your best when given free rein to blaze a new trail for a cause that you feel passionate about.

Hexagon
This six-sided silh…

WHAT YOU DIDN'T KNOW ABOUT THE LION KING

(Entertainment Weekly) This summer's not-live-action remake of Disney's 1994 blockbuster will challenge what you remember about "The Lion King." By royal decree, so will these wild facts about the majestic title:

The Lion King is considered Disney's fist animated feature to have an original plot not adapted from an existing story line or fairy tale. It bears similarity to, but not directly adapted from Hamlet.

In early development, Rafiki was a cheetah and Scar was the leader of baboons waging a war with the lions. Temporarily titled King of the Beasts and later King of the Jungle, the film was considered a lower-priority title than Pocahontas.

Elton John declined twice before accepting the job of writing the film's songs with lyricist Tim Rice; the gig was previously offered to Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus of ABBA, as well as Paul McCartney.

Real-life friends Nathan Lane and Ernie Sabella were starring together on Broadway in Guys and Dolls when they auditi…

FLIRTING TIPS

(By Devon McCollum) Flirting is supposed to be fun. Most guys get so into the competitive aspect of flirting that they make it into something more serious. Flirting is supposed to be fun the same way that giggling about girls when you were in fourth grade was fun. Women aren't nearly as funny anymore, but you get the idea. Make a game out of it!

1. Smile
It's so simple, isn't it? You see a woman, you smile. There's a little more to it; it is not that easy, or else you would be hooking up a lot more often. But smiling is a perfect way to show that you're interested, and it will also let her know that you are a nice, fun guy.

2. Become a greeter
Amazingly enough, the best icebreaker, the best pickup line and the best way to approach a woman is to walk up to her, smile and say hi. Practice by seeing how many times in one day you can say hi to women - even if you aren't really interested in them. It will allow you to become used to the action. If you are not close enou…

YOU EAT WHAT YOU ARE

Having trouble losing a few extra pounds? Experts say that matching your personality to a particular diet is the best way to battle the bulge. Discover how the real you can trim excess weight:
If you are spontaneous, always ready for adventure and easily bored -- You're a competitor who thrives on interaction with others. So your best bet for getting fit is to join a group of like mined people. Exercising together and swapping diet tips with pals keeps you involved and interested in the plan.
If you read labels, thoughtfully consider food choices and weigh yourself often -- You're a brainiac who endlessly analyzes details until you're overwhelmed by all the choices available. Get a handle on your diet by making small changes like switching to healthful olive oil. And toss out those bathroom scales.
If you require a strict routine, schedule meals a week ahead and seldom eat lunch -- You're the Sgt. Major of your household, keeping everyone on schedule. Use your organizatio…

EIGHT WORDS WOMEN USE

Fine
This is the word women use to end an argument when they are right and you need to shut up.

Five Minutes
If she is getting dressed, this means a half an hour. Five minutes is only five minutes if you have just been given five more minutes to watch the game before helping around the house.

Nothing
This is the calm before the storm. This means something, and you should be on your toes. Arguments that begin with nothing usually end in fine.

Go Ahead
This is a dare, not permission. Don't do it.

Loud Sigh
This is actually a word, but is a non-verbal statement often misunderstood by men. A loud sigh means she thinks you are an idiot and wonders why she is wasting her time standing here and arguing with you about nothing. (Refer back to #3 for the meaning of nothing.)

That's Okay
This is one of the most dangerous statements a women can make to a man. That's okay means she wants to think long and hard before deciding how and when you will pay for your mistake.

Thanks
A woman is thanking yo…

THE GRID

(Popular Science) Last weekend, New York suffered a power failure when a high voltage cable caught fire, and not as a result of hackers. But what if?

84 percent of utilities make non-specialists cybersecurity decisions
The grid's enemies rely on expert hackers to carry out their attacks, defending themselves with pencil-pushers rather than professionals. That's because there aren't enough tech-savvy hired guns to go around. To combat this vulnerability, a federal task force is setting up mutual-assistance pacts, allowing one team of cyber-saviors to help multiple companies.

215 estimated Master Control Centers in America
A hacker's ultimate goal is to own a Master Control Center. Within these critical hub s, system operators rely on video-covered walls and button-filled consoles to keep the grid going. If a malignant program breaks through, it could corrupt the data that controllers rely on. So some power companies are creating duplicates. These twin nerve centers trade of…

DID YOU KNOW?

According to Reader's Digest, road rage happens most often on Friday afternoons at 5:10pm.The human body contains enough carbon to make more than 1200 #2 pencils.A nurse and a teacher are the two professions are tied as "more stressful than any other."According to a sleep study, if you have trouble sleeping -- experts say you should try wearing sunglasses 2 hours before bedtime.10% of women always carry chocolate this in their purse.According to a recent study, using a slow Internet connection at home or work will increase heart rate and stress level.51% of women believe their friends intentionally sabotage their diets.According to a recent survey, 25% of American homeowners say you have to spend at least $1,000 or more to get a good bed mattress.July, August and September are the top months for this. Birthdays.

THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW

So, Daniel Craig is reportedly handing off his double-O status to who? British star Lashana Lynch, will be given Bond's license to kill in the 25th movie in the franchise, currently being shot in Italy and the UK. Yes, a female, black 00, but not James Bond, who comes out of retirement to assist.According to Earthquake Track, we have averaged 193 earthquakes of magnitude 1.5 or greater per day so far in 2019. That is very high, but it pales in comparison to what we have witnessed over the last week. Within the last seven days, our planet has experienced an average of more than 677 earthquakes of magnitude 1.5 or greater per day. That means that the number of global earthquakes right now is more than 3 times above normal.Supergirl is loosing her short red skirt in season five in favor of a costume that looks more like Superman. Melissa Benoist says it's more adult. Men want a shorter skirt.Blaze Pizza is now offering a keto crust with 6 grams of net carbohydrates, substituting …

Music Calendar...

In 1937 "The Merry-Go-Round Broke Down" by Shep Fields is #1 on the charts.
In 1939 Cab Calloway records "Jumpin' Jive," considered to be the first million selling R&B record.
In 1942 "Just As Though You Were Here" by Tommy Dorsey hits the charts.
In 1959 Blues great Billie Holiday dies of an heroin overdose.
In 1965 ABC-TV airs a portion of the Beatles' "Help!"
In 1965 "Papa's Got A Brand New Bag" by James Brown, "The Tracks Of My Tears" by the Miracles and "Unchained Melody" by the Righteous Brothers all enter the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1967 Jimi Hendrix opens for the Monkees in Forest Hills, New York.
In 1968 The Beatles' animated film "Yellow Submarine" premieres in London.
In 1971 "Sweet Hitch-Hiker" by Creedence Clearwater Revival, "I Just Want To Celebrate" by Rare Earth and "Ain't No Sunshine" by Bill Withers all enter the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1972 The R…

Today In History...

In 1821 Spain formally ceded Florida to the United States.
In 1841 The British humor magazine "Punch" is first published.
In 1850 Harvard Observatory takes the first photograph of a star (Vega).
In 1898 During the Spanish-American War, Spain surrenders to the U.S. at Santiago, Cuba.
In 1917 The British royal family adopts the name "Windsor."
In 1935 Variety publishes its famous headline "Sticks Nix Hick Pix" (which might be translated as "rural America dislikes rural-themed movies").
In 1938 Douglas "Wrong Way" Corrigan takes off from New York, saying he was headed for Los Angeles, but ends up in Ireland the next day.
In 1944 322 people are killed when a pair of ammunition ships exploded in Port Chicago, California.
In 1945 President Truman, Soviet Premier Josef Stalin and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill begin meeting at Potsdam in the final Allied summit of World War II.
In 1948 The Republic of Korea is founded.
In 1948 Southern Democr…

Born On This Day...

In 1744 Elbridge Gerry, 5th U.S. vice-president (invented gerrymander)
In 1763 German fur trader/financier, John Jacob Astor
In 1891 Actor, Stanley Ridges (Possessed, Sgt. York, Mr. Ace)
In 1891 King Haile I Selassie (Ethiopia emperor, 1930-74)
In 1898 American photography pioneer, Berenice Abbott
In 1889 Novelist/attorney, Erle Stanley Gardner (created Perry Mason)
In 1899 Actor, James Cagney (Yankee Doodle Dandy) [d: 3-30-86]
In 1900 Actor, Marcel Dalio (Casablanca) [d: 11-20-83]
In 1905 Actor, William Gargan (Martin Kane, Ellery Queen) [d: 2-16-79]
In 1912 TV host, Art Linkletter (People Are Funny, House Party) [d: 5-26-2010]
In 1914 Actress, Lucille Benson (Lilly-Bosom Buddies) [d: 2-17-84]
In 1915 U.S. platform diver, Dorothy Poynton (Olympic-Gold-1932) [d: 5-18-95]
In 1917 Baseball Hall-of-Famer, Lou Boudreau (Indians, 1938-50) [d: 8-10-01]
In 1917 Comedian, Phyllis Diller (Boy, Did I Get a Wrong Number) [d: 8-20-12]
In 1918 Country singer/guitarist, Red Sovine [d: 4-4-80]
In 1920 Broadcast jo…

DID YOU KNOW?

A family buys a new jar of mustard every 50 days.Women do take photos three times as much as men do, but 50 years ago, it was the opposite.In a poll of expectant moms, Nachos ranked as the most-craved.52% of women say that eating chocolate makes them happy.According to Travel Magazine, 21% of Americans would like to take their family on a vacation to the moon.72% of women say if a guy smokes, it's a huge turn off if he does it on a first date.On the list of words that are the same in ten different languages, "Taxi" is number one and "Amen" is number two.Almost 70% of us think college basketball coaches are overpaid.20% of parents say they are one of these? A stay-at-home parent.

THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW

Saturday night at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, a very special night when Sir Paul McCartney performed and not only brought Joe Walsh along, but also introduced Ringo Starr for a couple of tunes together.
They figure that with Chick-fil-A being closed on Sundays, they lose 1 billion of business a year.
Pottery Barn is going to start selling a "Friends" furniture collection, featuring looks from the TV show.
Luxury retailer Barneys may be getting close to filing for bankruptcy.
A study says eating 300 fewer calories a day brings a health benefit.
Diane Keaton says she hasn't had a date in 35 years.
LeBron James will keep his number for another year because Nike has made too much merchandise featuring his 23.
Boxing legend Pernell Whitaker was killed Sunday night after he was hit by a car in Virginia Beach.
There is now a "Stranger Things" version of Monopoly.
22% of U.S. consumers have used a self-diagnosis app in past 12 months
Dwight "Doc" Gooden was arrested…

Music Calendar

In 1959 The Coasters record "Poison Ivy" in New York.
In 1963 The Beach Boys record "In My Room" and "Catch A Wave."
In 1966 Eric Clapton, Jack Bruce and Ginger Baker form Cream.
In 1966 "Summer in the City" by the Lovin' Spoonful enters the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1966 "Hanky Panky" by Tommy James & The Shondells hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 2 weeks.
In 1969 Janis Joplin appears on TV's "The Dick Cavett Show."
In 1971 The Hollies begin recording "Long Cool Woman (In A Black Dress)" at the Air Studios in London.
In 1972 Smokey Robinson appears with the Miracles for the last time during a show in Washington, DC.
In 1973 Bob Dylan releases the soundtrack to "Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid" which contained "Knockin' On Heaven's Door." Dylan also starred in the film with Kris Kristofferson.
In 1973 A David Bowie TV special airs on NBC.
In 1976 After 6 years, Loggins …

Today In History...

In 1212 The Battle of Las Navas de Tolosa ends Moslem power in Spain.
In 1439 The British government tries to stop an epidemic by passing a law against kissing.
In 1769 Father Serra founds Mission San Diego, the first mission in California.
In 1790 Congress establishes the District of Columbia as the seat of the U.S. government.
In 1861 The first major battle of the Civil War, Bull Run, is fought.
In 1862 David Farragut becomes the first rear admiral in the U.S. Navy.
In 1894 Black miners in Alabama are killed by striking white miners.
In 1918 Russia's Czar Nicholas II, his empress and their five children are executed by the Bolsheviks.
In 1927 Augusto Sandino declares war against U.S. occupation of Nicaragua.
In 1935 The first automatic parking meter is installed in Oklahoma City, OK.
In 1945 The U.S. explodes its first atomic bomb in the desert of Alamogordo, New Mexico.
In 1951 J.D. Salinger's "Catcher In The Rye" is published.
In 1956 The Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bai…

Born On This Day...

In 1723 English painter, Joshua Reynolds
In 1746 Astronomer, Giuseppe Piazzi (discovered the first asteroid-Ceres)
In 1821 Religious leader, Mary Baker Eddy (founded Christian Science)
In 1872 Norwegian explorer, Roald Amundsen (discovered of South Pole)
In 1887 Baseball player, "Shoeless" Joe Jackson (Cleveland, Chicago)
In 1888 Actor, Percy Kilbride (Pa Kettle-Ma & Pa Kettle movies)
In 1888 Physicist, Frits Zernike (phase-contrast microscope)
In 1896 Trygve Lie, first secretary-general of the U.N. (1946-52)
In 1903 Actress, Mary Philbin (Christine-Phantom of the Opera) [d: 5-7-93]
In 1907 Popcorn king, Orville Redenbacher [d: 9-19-95]
In 1907 Actress, Barbara Stanwyck (The Big Valley, Thorn Birds) [d: 1-21-90]
In 1911 Dancer/actress, Ginger Rogers (Kitty Foyle) [d: 4-25-95]
In 1915 Actor, Barnard Hughes (Mr. Merlin, Doc Hollywood, Blossom) [d: 7-11-06]
In 1917 Actor, William Bishop (Steve-It's a Great Life) [d: 10-3-59]
In 1920 Baseball player, Larry Jansen (New York Giants) [d:…

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ON THIS DAY - 7:12:19

TV/STREAMING . . .News

Love Island Night 2 Gave Us a New Favorite Couple. Two nights in and much has already changed on Love Island. We're still just as invested as we were after one episode, but our attentions have shifted over to what might be an early favorite couple: Zac and Elizabeth. There was a concern there for a second when, during a classic Love Island "kiss the person whose dirty secret you think this is" game, Elizabeth learned that Zac once left a girl in his bed to go hook up with his ex. She panicked about this since she'd been abandoned in bed before, but he explained that this was long ago in his past, and he learned not to be such a bad person from that experience, and now he and Elizabeth like totally have a really easy time talking to each other and they totally vibe and the only thing Zac wishes is that Elizabeth were a snuggler. And now we're like, kinda obsessed with them. The reveal of last night's cliffhanger was both exactly and not exactly as dramatic as …

Movie News

Seth Rogen Says Beyonce Got a Standing Ovation at The Lion King Premiere for "Just Existing." All hail Queen Bey! During a guest appearance on Wednesday's episode of Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Seth Rogen told the story of how Beyonce received a "standing ovation for just existing" at the world premiere of The Lion King. It all happened when the film's director, Jon Favreau, introduced the cast to the audience and invited each star to walk across the stage. As soon as he announced the Grammy winner's name, everyone in the crowd started "losing their mind." "Beyonce was called out and the audience stood up and went crazy," Rogen recalled. "I was like, 'She's getting a standing ovation for just existing.' Like, her mere presence was a reason to stand and go crazy, and I totally got it. I was like, 'Yeah, we should be celebrating. We made it. We're all in a room with Beyonce. That's what you want.'" While R…

Music News

Cardi B Shares New Song in Honor of Daughter Kulture's 1st Birthday. Surprise! Cardi B and husband Offset's first child together, daughter Kulture, turned 1 on Wednesday and to celebrate her joy with her fans, the "Money" rapper posted a photo and video montage of the little girl, set to a snippet of a new song. The untitled track samples Eve's 1999 song "Love is Blind." "Thank you everybody for wishing my sweet baby a Happy Birthday," Cardi wrote on Instagram. "I made this song one day before I turned in my album and Eve gave me the green light for the beat I was so grateful! She a real one !It didn't make it on time tho cause as you can hear I was maaa stuffy with a terrible cold. I couldn't get it right no matter how many times I spit it...Even when we try to mix it u still sound stuffy. I love my baby she changed my life." The montage shows pics of Kulture in various poses, drinking a bottle, taking naps with her parents …

THE OTHER STUFF . . .

Meghan Markle's Archie-inspired 'A' necklace costs $590. Meghan Markle loves to make a statement with her jewelry, and her latest accessory has inspired moms everywhere. The Duchess of Sussex, 37, attended Wimbledon last week wearing a sweet gold necklace with a letter "A" pendant from Verse ($590), in honor of her 2-month-old son Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor. Emma Swann, the British-born jeweler who operates Verse out of Sydney, told People that she originally sent Meghan a necklace with an "H" (for Prince Harry) and an "M" on it, which Markle has not worn publicly -- and when Archie was born, she sent an "A" to Kensington Palace. Swann also included a note mentioning her brand's commitment to sustainability, which could have been why Markle took a shine to the sentimental piece. "I explained how each necklace is made to order, with no wastage of gold and a little about my small company. I never expected to hear anyt…

ENTERTAINMENT NEWS

Real Housewives Alum Gretchen Rossi Gives Birth to Baby Girl. Gretchen Rossi has given birth to a baby girl! The 40-year-old former Real Housewives of Orange County star welcomed her first child with beau Slade Smiley on Wednesday, People confirms. The couple named their daughter Skylar Gray. "Skylar is born and mama and baby are doing well," a rep for Rossi shared with the outlet. Hours before the birth, Rossi posted videos of herself on a hospital bed, sporting a face full of makeup. "After a lot of contemplation, crying, struggling, (and based on the medical pros and cons) the Doctor, Slade and I have decided a c-section is going to be the safest thing for me and baby tomorrow," she wrote on social media on Tuesday. "Doctor said I am only dilated 1cm and I guess I have a 'cervix of steel' so it's not really cooperating at this point and just my pelvic exam yesterday was so beyond painful that I almost passed out, then started to hyperventilate b…