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ON THIS DAY 2-28-20

TV/STREAMING . . .

Kourtney Kardashian Is Filming KUWTK Again, Mom Kris Says: 'She Hit a Wall'. Kourtney Kardashian previously claimed she would be stepping back from the reality series after reaching her "breaking point" While fans can't stop talking about the latest Keeping Up with the Kardashians trailer, momager Kris Jenner is ironing out some confusing details. In the new teaser video that dropped on Tuesday, it appears oldest sister Kourtney Kardashian is still filming for the reality series despite her decision to step back from the show. "She's filming again. ... I think she just needed a little bit of a break," Kris explained to Ellen DeGeneres while appearing on The Ellen DeGeneres Show Thursday. "You know how we all hit a tipping point? And she hit a wall and she was frustrated," the mother of six added. "And she felt underappreciated, and that her sisters didn't understand her boundaries. So, I think after taking a little bit of time off…

Movie News

Ben Affleck, Matt Damon and Adam Driver are dialing things way back -- to the 1300s, that is -- for their next film. The trio are on the set of Ridley Scott's next period drama, "The Last Duel," in Sarlat, France. The film -- set in Medieval times -- stars Matt and Adam playing real-life knights and best friends, Jean de Carrouges and Jacques Le Gris. You 'memba them, right? The revenge thriller has a pretty insane storyline ... after Jean returns from the war, he accuses Jacques of raping his wife. Jean turns to King Charles VI to do something about it and he orders a duel to the death. It's a double whammy for Jean because if he loses, not only is he a goner but his wife will also be burned to death. Ben, rocking a blonde 'do, plays a supporting role in the film, which is expected to come out in late 2020 or early 2021. He was initially set to play the role of Jacques before Adam joined the cast. This is also the first time Ben and Matt are working together…

Music News

Keith Urban to Host the 2020 ACM Awards. Keith Urban is your host for the 2020 ACM Awards! The star revealed his new gig on Thursday, the same day the list of nominations for the Academy of Country Music's annual award show was released. Urban, who is nominated for Male Artist of the Year, also took the opportunity to drop a new single, "God Whispered Your Name." "As if having a new song out today wasn't enough, I also get to host the ACM Awards in April," Urban said in a statement. "I'll tell you  this year already feels like the most creative and energized year of my life... and there's so much more to come. Incredibly grateful  and ready to roll!" This will mark the first U.S. award show hosted by Urban. The singer hosted the 2018 ARIA Awards in Australia, where he grew up. Earlier this month, he hosted the 2020 All For the Hall Nashville Concert, a Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum benefit show. Urban has won 15 ACM Awards througho…

ENTERTAINMENT NEWS

It's About Time You Met the Internet's Latest Obsession: John C. Reilly's Son Leo. It's recently been brought to the world's attention that John C. Reilly has a hot son. This bit of information was recently brought to light by writer Zeba Blay, who sparked a conversation by simply posting a side-by-side of John and his son, Leo, along with the caption, "So, the young man on the right is John C. Reilly's son." And with that, the Internet went down a rabbit hole searching for information about the 22-year-old. In the over 48-hours since then, people learned he's a musician, DIY-er, model and the occasional actor, which is not at all surprising considering he's the son of a man of many talents. Most recently, Leo -- or as many Gen-Z'ers know him, LoveLeo -- released the chill indie tune, "Boyfren." A lyric video accompanied the song, which allowed Leo to show off his directorial and acting talents. Fans of the artist will be delight…

HOW TO NOT LOSE IT ALL IN THE DIVORCE

Out of all the curveballs life throws you, getting a divorce is one of the hardest. When you got married, you thought your relationship would last forever, and you probably couldn't imagine your life without that special someone. Now, you can not only imagine your life without them; you also think your life would be better if they were no longer in it. Still, that doesn't make it easy to get a divorce, even if you know it's the right decision. Since getting a divorce can be distressing and soul-crushing, Men's Health reached out to Scott C. Trout, managing partner and CEO of Cordell and Cordell, a law firm that specializes in divorce, to learn how to get a divorce as seamlessly as possible.

What is the first step to getting a divorce?
Some couples go for counseling before they turn to divorce; others do a trial separation to see if it's what they really want, Trout says. However you ended up deciding to end your marriage, the first step of getting a divorce is filing…

Floral Design Day --

Your favorite flower is blossoming with secrets about your personality. Take a walk down the garden path, and once you decide "this bud is for you," check what your selection discloses about you. "Your favorite flower is a reflection of your feelings and personality," explains Dr. Elayne J. Kahn, author of "1001 Ways to Reveal Your Personality."

Roses
You're a traditionalist at heart. Just as there are many varieties of this flower, you also enjoy variety in you life. You're loving and compassionate -- and strong-willed when you need to be.

Pansies
You're neat, organized and get along well with all kinds of people. Reliable, kind, and outgoing, you enjoy family, friends and fun get-togethers.

Daisies
You're cheerful and filled with zest for life. Your vitality gives you a love of travel and a desire to visit new places.

Daylilies
You're free-spirited and view life as an adventure. Routines bore you. You live for the moment, taking each day as …

THE LONG REACH OF POPULARITY

(Psychology Today) People with high-quality relationships and active social lives were 91 percent more likely to be alive at the end of long-term studies than those without them, an analysis found. The concept of popularity may evoke visions of high-school angst, but the drive for social currency lingers even after we have grown up. In Popular: The Power of Likability in a Status-Obsessed World, by psychologist Mitch Prinstein explains popularity's enduring influence and why we would pursue likability instead of "likes.":

You distinguish between two types of popularity-likability and status
Likability begins to matter in early childhood, it's based on helping others, creating harmony, and offering supportive leadership. Status becomes relevant only in adolescence, when the reward centers in our brains more acutely crave attention and visibility. Findings suggest that those high in status as adolescents are more prone to risky behavior and relationship difficulties, at …

DID YOU KNOW?

Nearly 70% of men say they wish they received more compliments from their partner.A study found that the smell of oranges makes you want to spend more money.A survey by Wakefield Research finds that 92% of women say a smile is the most important accessory a bride can showcase on her wedding day.Charging their phone costs the average person 60 cents per year.Close to 18% of women pray before they step on the scale.A survey reveals that 15% of women confine themselves to their office during lunch to avoid shopping.51% of people who have a sunroof or convertible top have never used them.25% of married people say if they won the lottery, they would get a divorce.25% of people say this is the first thing they do when they get home from work. What is it? Turn on the television.

THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW

A new government survey says that about 4 in 10 American adults are obese, with nearly 1 in 10 considered "severely obese."The news James Bond movies, "No Time to Die," has a running time of a whopping 163 minutes.A jury will be empaneled in September in the "Varsity Blues" case against actress Lori Loughlin and her husband, designer Mossimo Giannulli, as a federal judge on Thursday set the fall trial date despite accusations by the celebrity couple that prosecutors withheld evidence that shows their innocence.Dunkin' Donuts has started selling "Snackin' Bacon" -- eight half-strips served in a sleeve.Harvey Weinstein will not appeal for release from jail as he awaits his sentencing in New York state court for rape and sexual assault, reversing his plans to seek freedom ahead of the March 11 hearing.NFL draft hopefuls are hoping to dazzle prospective teams with their athletic prowess as on-field workouts continue at the NFL Scouting Combi…

Music Calendar...

In 1925 "Tea For Two" by Marion Harris is #1 on the charts.
In 1930 Ted Lewis & his Orchestra record "On the Sunny Side of the Street."
In 1945 Charlie Parker & Dizzy Gillespie record together for the first time.
In 1958 Chuck Berry records "Johnny B. Goode."
In 1959 Cash Box magazine begins using a red "bullet" on its record charts to indicate the strongest upward movement.
In 1963 Paul McCartney & John Lennon compose "From Me To You" in the car on their way from York to Shrewsbury, during the Helen Shapiro tour.
In 1966 Liverpool's Cavern Club, an early Beatles stomping ground, closes when its owners go bankrupt.
In 1968 Frankie Lymon ("Why Do Fools Fall In Love") dies of a heroin overdose at age 25.
In 1970 "Instant Karma! (We All Shine On)" by John Lennon, "Spirit In The Sky" by Norman Greenbaum and "Celebrate" by Three Dog Night all enter the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1970 "Bridge Ov…

Today In History...

In 1827 The first U.S. railroad chartered to carry passengers and freight, the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Company, is incorporated.
In 1844 U.S. Secretary of State Abel P. Upshur, U.S. Navy Secretary Thomas W. Gilmer and several others are killed when a 12-inch gun aboard the USS Princeton explodes.
In 1849 The ship California arrives in San Francisco with the first of the gold seekers.
In 1854 Some 50 opponents to slavery meet at a schoolhouse in Ripon, Wisconsin, to call for a new political group. The organization would later become known as the Republican Party.
In 1861 The Territory of Colorado is organized.
In 1883 The first vaudeville theater opens.
In 1902 A Colorado mine disaster kills over a thousand.
In 1933 Leftist playwright Bertolt Brecht leaves Germany.
In 1934 "Palooka" opens and introduces Jimmy Durante and "Inka Dinka Do."
In 1940 The British ship "Queen Elizabeth" is launched.
In 1940 The first college basketball game is televised on W2XBS/New Yo…

Born On This Day...

In 1516 England's Queen Mary I (1553-58)
In 1533 French essayist, Michel de Montaigne
In 1820 Illustrator, Sir John Tenniel (Alice in Wonderland)
In 1824 French acrobat, Charles Blondin (crossed Niagra Falls on tightrope)
In 1890 Russian dancer, Vaslav Nijinsky
In 1893 Novelist/playwright, Ben Hecht (The Front Page)
In 1901 Chemist, Linus Pauling (Nobel-1954, 1962) [d: 8-19-94]
In 1906 Gangster, Benjamin "Bugsy" Siegel [d: 6-20-47]
In 1907 Cartoonist, Milton Caniff (Steve Canyon) [d: 4-3-88]
In 1908 Actress, Billie Bird (Benson, Dear John) [d: 11-27-02]
In 1909 Actor, Olan Soule (Mr. Pfeiffer-My Three Sons) [d: 2-1-94]
In 1909 English poet, Sir Stephen Spender [d: 7-16-95]
In 1910 Film director, Vincente Minnelli (American In Paris) [d: 7-25-86]
In 1914 Actor, Jim Boles (One Man's Family) [d: 5-26-77]
In 1915 Zoologist, Sir Peter Medawar (Nobel-1953) [d: 10-2-87]
In 1915 Actor, Zero Mostel (Fiddler on the Roof) [d: 9-8-77]
In 1923 Actor, Charles Durning (The Sting, Tootsie, Evening …

Music Calendar...

In 1942 "Deep In The Heart Of Texas" by Bing Crosby enters the U.S. singles chart.
In 1955 Billboard magazine reports that for the first time sales of 45 rpm singles had surpassed 78 rpm rivals.
In 1956 Little Richard's single "Long Tall Sally" is released.
In 1960 Smokey Robinson and the Miracles make their first TV appearance on ABC-TV's "American Bandstand."
In 1961 "Pony Time" by Chubby Checker hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 3 weeks.
In 1967 Pink Floyd's first single "Arnold Layne" is released.
In 1969 "Stormy" by the Classics IV is certified gold.
In 1970 Simon & Garfunkel's single "Bridge Over Troubled Water" goes gold.
In 1970 Jefferson Airplane is fined $1000 for profanity on stage at a concert in Oklahoma City.
In 1971 "What Is Life" by George Harrison enters the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1974 Joni Mitchell's album "Court And Spark" is certified gold.
In 1…

Today In History...

In 1801 Washington, DC, is placed under the jurisdiction of Congress.
In 1813 Congress authorizes the use of steamboats to transport mail.
In 1827 The first Mardi Gras is celebrated in New Orleans.
In 1844 The Dominican Republic gains it's independence.
In 1861 In Warsaw, Russian troops fire on a crowd protesting Russian rule over Poland, killing five.
In 1879 The artificial sweetener, saccharin is discovered.
In 1883 The first practical cigar rolling machine is patented.
In 1890 Boxers Danny Needham and Patsy Kerrigan fight 100 rounds in San Francisco before the match is declared a draw.
In 1908 The design of the U.S. 46-star flag (adding Oklahoma) is officially released.
In 1919 The American Association for the Hard of Hearing is formed in New York City.
In 1922 The U.S. Supreme Court unanimously upholds the 19th Amendment tothe Constitution that guaranteed a woman's right to vote.
In 1922 Reader's Digest begins publication.
In 1932 Physicist James Chadwick proposes the existence o…

Born On This Day...

In 1807 American poet, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
In 1850 Philanthropist/railroad builder, Henry E. Huntington
In 1877 Sports owner, Walter Briggs (Detroit Tigers)
In 1888 Historian, Arthur Meier Schlesinger
In 1889 Physiologist, Charles Herbert (discovered insulin)
In 1891 Inventor, David Sarnoff (founded RCA, NBC)
In 1892 Actor, William Demarest (Uncle Charley-My Three Sons)
In 1895 Actor, Edward Brophy (The Last Hurrah)
In 1902 Golf Hall-of-Famer, Gene Sarazen (invented sand wedge) [d: 3-13-99]
In 1902 Author, John Steinbeck (The Grapes Of Wrath) [d: 12-20-68]
In 1903 Actor, Reginald Gardiner (The Pruitts of Southhampton) [d: 4-25-90]
In 1904 American author, James Thomas Farrell (Studs Lonigan) [d: 8-22-79]
In 1904 Singer/actress, Elisabeth Welch (Stormy Weather) [d: 7-15-03]
In 1905 Actor, Franchot Tone (Dr. Freeland-Ben Casey) [d: 9-18-68]
In 1910 Actress, Joan Bennett (Little Women, Dark Shadows) [d: 12-7-90]
In 1910 Auto racer, Ted Horn (most consecutive national titles 1946-48) [d: 10-10-48…

ON THIS DAY 2-26-20

TV/STREAMING . . .

Max Gives the New Amsterdam Doctors a Bold Ultimatum in the Fight Against Opioid Abuse. Dr. Max Goodwin (Ryan Eggold) is making a stand. In E! News' exclusive sneak peek of New Amsterdam's Tuesday, Feb. 25 episode, "Double Blind," Max is making bold changes to the hospital. "This is one dose, one pill of the opioid oxycodone. The pharmacy asked me for a prescription and seeing as I was only looking for a visual aid, I didn't have one. So, I had to drag our chairwoman here to the dispensary where we each had to sign waivers affirming our education intent. But if I sold you this pill or even just gave it to you, it's a loss of medical license for me and actual jail time for her," Max explains to the one percent of the staff of doctors in the room. Why is the percentage significant? "Yet you prescribe 79 percent of the opioids here. And given that we are hooking patients by the thousands on drugs that are a molecule away from black tar heroin, can…