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Do You Always Sit in the Same Seat at the Dinner Table?
Are we on autopilot SO MUCH that we don’t even realize it?
A new survey asked people if they always sit in the same seat around the table when they’re eating at home. And 68% of people say . . . oh yeah, I do.
11% of people say they change up their seat . . . and 19% say they either don’t have a table, don’t eat at the table, or, quote, “I always eat alone.”
BRITNEY SPEARS…my Britney boots on the ground say she’ll tell the court she wants her father out of it completely. Some of this is lingering resentment because Jamie wasn’t there for her when she was growing up. Britney has asked the court to remove Jamie as her conservator last year. Instead, they made him share his duties with a private financial institution called Bessemer Trust. It’s not clear if Britney will try to dissolve the conservatorship altogether, or just boot her dad from it.
I found this interesting as well. I found an interview Reese Witherspoon did recently. Talking about her book club that turns them into movies at times…Thinking of “Framing Britney Spears,” and the spiral and the cameras etc… Witherspoon got divorced the same year Spears did; each was raising two kids under the relentless eye of paparazzi, sometimes chased by the same photographers. Witherspoon was followed to church, to school, to soccer practice; there was a period of time when an RV was parked outside her home, cameras pointing into her kitchen window every hour of every day and people climbing on the roofs of our cars,” she was filmed screaming at the cameras too…In 2006, she moved the family home to Nashville. She went on to say Spears Paris Hilton and Lindsay Lohan were the decided on pry and considered bad girls and her and Jennfier Garner kinds escaped it.
From the…this couldn’t be filmed today file… especially because THIS show is being rebooted…There’s a clip on Twitter from the first episode of “Doogie Howser, M.D.” back in 1989. Doogie has just turned 16, and a grown, female nurse takes him into a dark operating room to SEDUCE HIM. He is nervous, but seems willing to go along. She is pulling his pants down, and they’re just about to start making out, when the lights go up and we see the rest of the staff up in an observation deck singing “Happy Birthday”, but Doogie pulls up his pants and runs out of the room. Someone on the Twitter thread sarcastically joked that they can’t wait to see this scene redone in the upcoming Disney+ reboot, where Doogie is a GIRL.
Here are some classic TV shows that would never air today.
All in the Family
The popular sitcom, which aired in the ’70s, starred Carroll O’Connor as Archie – -a bigot who wasn’t shy about dropping slurs and using every stereotype in the book.
George too was a loud-mouthed racist who made viewers laugh with his opinions and one-liners. The Jeffersons even featured a married interracial couple, who George often insulted. Those type of jokes and the racial slurs used occasionally, especially in the earlier seasons, would make the series a no-go today. The show ran for 11 seasons from 1975 to 1985 and became one of the longest-running sitcoms of all time.
Married with Children
The show was a huge success in the late ’80s right through to the late ’90s. However, because of all its vulgar jokes about women, homosexuals, and pretty much everyone else, no studio would ever touch it nowadays.
The Dukes of Hazzard
The cousins always getting into trouble with the law and speeding around in an orange car named “General Lee” with a large Confederate flag painted on the roof isn’t something that would go over well on TV now. Reruns aired for years after the show ended in 1985, but there were calls for the plug to be pulled on those. In 2015, TV Land removed The Dukes of Hazzard reruns from its schedule just three weeks after it began airing them.
I Dream of Jeannie
It may have seemed so innocent at the time but what we were watching back then certainly wouldn’t fly today. I Dream of Jeannie was a sitcom, which first aired in 1965, about an astronaut (Larry Hagman) who finds a beautiful woman (Barbara Eden) confined to a bottle. She falls in love with him and he has her call him “Master” while catering to his demands. Yeah, we’re sure that plot wouldn’t fit into tonight’s primetime lineup.
What was good for laughs in the ’50s isn’t good for that these days. In fact, one popular catchphrase from The Honeymooners proves just that. It might have been hilarious back then every time comedic genius Jackie Gleason told his TV wife, “One of these days Alice–pow! Straight to the Moon!”
The classic comedy Hogan’s Heroes would not make it on TV today because of where it was set. The hit series, which aired from 1965 to 1971, was based in a German WWII prisoner-of-war camp. That isn’t exactly a place that comes to mind when you think of comedies today, especially with networks trying hard not to offend anyone. Therefore, it’s highly unlikely that we’ll ever see another comedy set in Nazi Germany again.
Sanford and Son
Of course, a show like Sanford and Son couldn’t be made today either. One of the reasons is because of the racial jokes made by its main character. The series began in 1972 and while it was a ratings winner and considered groundbreaking, the role of Fred G. Sanford is another one of those Archie Bunker/George Jefferson-esque characters. Red Foxx’s character too casually dropped racial slurs, which is something that wouldn’t be tolerated on network television today.
In 1980, Hanks and Peter Scolari were cast in Bosom Buddies to play the roles of two men who dressed as women in order to get a cheaper rent. The show only lasted two seasons then. So in a more politically correct world today, with more conversations about gender inequality, it certainly doesn’t seem like we’d see men dressing in drag on primetime. But we’ll always love the show’s theme song of Billy Joel’s “My Life.”
The Lone Ranger
The Lone Ranger TV series which aired back in 1949 and ran through much of the ’50s was one of the highest-rated TV programs on ABC at the time. Today, however, this “Cowboy and Indian” storyline of two characters overcoming their differences and forming a friendship probably wouldn’t work for a few reasons. One of those is that Tonto, the name of the American Indian character, translates to “fool.” Because of the show’s racist undertones and portrayal of Native Americans, Johnny Depp decided that he wanted to do a remake of the classic show to “right the wrongs of the past.”
the action drama was hugely successful all over the globe it doesn’t seem like Baywatch would get picked up today, at least not without some major changes. The program would likely be seen as objectifying woman and could struggle to generate the kind of audience it once did. In 2017, a Dwayne Johnson film based on the hit series was criticized for its crude humor and storyline and was nominated for four Razzies, including worst picture.
Two and a Half Men
The last item on our list is a show that didn’t end all that long ago, but probably wouldn’t get made again today. The successful comedy Two and a Half Men, which first aired in 2003, likely wouldn’t end up in a primetime lineup nowadays without receiving some backlash. People would likely point out Charlie Harper’s womanizing ways and would have a problem with many of the female characters being treated as sex objects.
TRISHA YEARWOOD was on “The Kelly Clarkson Show” talking about her recent battle with COVID-19. You may remember she got it in February, but GARTH BROOKS didn’t. Garth got the vaccine and was 100% fine. She was Covid Negative early last month. But the after-effects are hanging around. She still doesn’t have her taste or smell. For her now it’s all about texture. But she has trouble cooking. She can tell how spicy something is but has to ask help with lots of the taste in her cooking. She wa very concerned at the time about being the one to give Garth Brooks covid. But like I said he was fine after the vaccine.
Mayer is nearing a deal with Paramount Plus to host a talk and performance series based on the format of the BBC’s long-running “Later with Jools Holland.” That will be called “Later With John Mayer”. It’ll be performance segments as well as interviews with musicians, artists and other cultural figures in a setting designed to look like an after-hours club for musicians. The series would run as a weekly offering on Paramount Plus, ViacomCBS’ streaming platform which was relaunched March 4. The plan is to have specials derived from the show’s performance segments air periodically on CBS as well. CBS like Patrico,has chased Mayer for years. In 2009, then CBS Entertainment president Nina Tassler told reporters that they were close to a deal for a series that never happened. He is no rookie since he had his own “Current Mood” show on Instagram Live, which he launched in 2018, Mayer has filled in as guest host on “The Late Late Show” (also a CBS franchise) following Craig Ferguson’s departure
If your Mom or baby mama would really dig a hello from Jon Bon Jovi well head to Cameo, which is a service that allows users to pay celebrities for personal video messages. The cost is 500-dollars and proceeds will benefit The Roots Fund, an organization dedicated to investing in the Black, Indigenous and Latin wine community. You have until May 6th to register for a greeting.
A bunch of rock bands, including the Foo Fighters, Radiohead and LCD Soundsystem, are contributing designs for a series of one-of-a-kind folding bicycles from Brompton. The bikes will be auctioned off to raise money for Live Nation’s Crew Nation, a charity for live music workers who were unemployed during the pandemic. The auction starts May 28th and runs through June 12th. Check out all the designs over the next few weeks on Brompton’s Instagram page.
The guitarist for a Florida rock band used his excellent hearing skills to find a guy who went missing this week. Rescuers were looking for the guy in a wooded area, right next to the home of Randy Winter, who’s in the band Red Jumpsuit Apparatus. He says playing and recording music for so long has forced him to hone his listening skills. So he went outside . . . heard something that sounded like it could be a person . . . told the cops where it came from . . . and they found the guy.(AUDIO)
This is probably why the Oscars looks down on Marvel movies . . . no matter how fun they may be. CHLOE (ZOW) ZHAO just won Best Director (and Best Picture) for her movie “Nomadland”. And she’s following it up by directing “Eternals” for Marvel. And Marvel Studios boss Kevin Feige recently complimented her on how she pushed for actual locations and camera techniques . . . over visual effects and greenscreen. He said, quote, “I had to keep saying [to myself], ‘This is right out of a camera. There’s no VFX work to this at all!’ Because it was a beautiful sunset, with perfect waves and mist coming up from the shore on this giant cliffside . . . really impressive stuff.” Feige did see “Nomadland”, and that’s when he said he realized that the practical shooting wasn’t just what she wanted to bring to Marvel, quote, “This is a signature style.” Naturally, people are having some fun with these quotes on social media . . . the idea that nature can be beautiful WITHOUT CGI.
Netflix has a new feature for you as of today. Its called Play something
PLAY SOMETHING will show you: A new series/film similar to one you’ve watched before
An episode/film you’ve already watched and may want to watch again if it’s been a while
An episode from a show you’ve started but haven’t finished (it will pick up where you left off)
Have you ever wondered why hit movies are referred to as “blockbusters”? The term goes back to World War 2. It was a type of bomb that was so powerful it could decimate a city block. The name caught on, and people started using it to describe anything explosive or extravagant. At first, “blockbuster” was used to describe films that were “bold or noteworthy.” In 1943, “Time” magazine said critics were calling the movie “Mission to Moscow”, quote, “as explosive as a blockbuster.” But pretty soon it became synonymous with box office success. In the 1950s, a producer named Max E. Youngstein had defined a blockbuster as any movie that grossed over $2 million.
“Citizen Kane” has been at the top of Rotten Tomatoes with a 100% for a while . . . but now that’s suddenly changed. For whatever reason, Rotten Tomatoes dug up an 80-year-old negative review, which ended its perfection. The review was published in the “Chicago Tribune” back in 1941. The headline said it “fails to impress” . . . and the excerpt on the site says, quote, “It’s interesting. It’s different. In fact, it’s bizarre enough to become a museum piece. But its sacrifice of simplicity to eccentricity robs it of distinction and general entertainment value.” The negative review was added in March. And so, “Citizen Kane” drops to a 99%, with 115 positive reviews and now one negative. IndieWire.com says that the site is adding old, newly archived reviews for a lot of classic movies. There are dozens of movies that have 100% ratings . . . including “Paddington 2”, the first “Terminator” movie, and the 1995 cinematic classic “Godzilla vs. Destroyah”. (???) On Rotten Tomatoes’ WEIGHTED list of the best movies, “Citizen Kane” is still #3, behind “It Happened One Night” (1934) and “Black Panther” (2018).
Fox is developing a “Flintstones” show, which is described as a “sequel” series. It’s called “Bedrock”, and it will be a primetime animated show targeted at ADULTS. The show will follow the Flintstone family two decades after the original, with Fred retiring and Pebbles now in her 20s, embarking on her own career. ELIZABETH BANKS from “The Hunger Games” is onboard as a producer. She’ll also provide the voice of Pebbles. No other casting has been announced. SETH MACFARLANE from “Family Guy” was working on a new “Flintstones” show, but it never got off the ground. Elizabeth has been developing this one for a few years . . . and it doesn’t sound related to Seth’s version. The original show ran for six seasons on ABC . . . and it was the first animated series to air in primetime.
Today’s birthday girl has been in 223 fine films including:
– All Talk and Lots Of Action
– Breast Seller 5
– Celebrity Apprentass
– For Once a Whore and Ever a Whore
– Innocent Until Proven Filthy 4
– Seasoned Sluts
– And who could forget her role in 2010’s Pretty Thing I Can’t Believe You Are Doing Porn
Brooke Belle is 39 years old.
Last night at Enterprise Center it didn’t look good for the Blues. At one point they were down 3-1 against the Wild. Mike Hoffman scored the first two goals for the Blues making things 3-2. Then Jordan Kyrou tied things up. Then, with under a minute to go, Robert Thomas intercepted the puck and scored to give the Blues not only the 4-3 lead…but also…the win. Next up for the Blues? Another meeting with the Wild. Puck drops TONIGHT at 7PM.
The Cardinals dropped another game to the Phillies last night as they picked up the 5-3 win. Tyler O’Neil and Paul Goldschmidt hit homers in the win. A scary moment in the game when Genesis Cabrera not only threw a 96mph fastball that hit Bryce Harper directly in the face, but then he also hit the next batter as well. ((VIDEO)) Clearly he was upset and clearly he didn’t have it. Harper says he is feeling fine but the dude took a heater off the cheek. Yikes. Today the Cards wrap up their series with the Phillies. KK goes to the mound for the Cards. First pitch scheduled for 12:15PM
Tonight the NFL draft kicks off at 7PM. Round 1 happens tonight and Round 2 and 3 are tomorrow. All signs show Trevor Lawrence being drafted #1 overall by the Jacksonville Jaguars. Then it looks like the Jets are expected to take QB Zach Wilson at #2 with the 49ers being pretty mysterious at #3. Some folks are saying they will draft Mac Jones the QB from Alabama, while others are saying they may trade that pick. Guess we will all find out together tonight.
The Panthers traded quarterback Teddy Bridgewater to the Broncos for a sixth-round pick. Carolina will be paying the 28-year-old $7 million in 2021 while Denver will pay him $3 million. Wednesday’s trade will not exclude the Broncos from the quarterback market during Thursday night’s draft. The Panthers reportedly gave Bridgewater the green light to facilitate a trade after they acquired Sam Darnold at the beginning of April. Carolina gave up a sixth-round pick in the 2021 NFL draft along with second-round and fourth-round picks in 2022 in exchange for Darnold. The Panthers signed Bridgewater to a three-year contract worth $63 million before the 2020 season. Bridgewater was reportedly guaranteed $40 million in the first two seasons of the deal.
Wide receiver Antonio Brown is returning to the Buccaneers on a one-year deal worth up to $6.25 million. Brown returned to football and signed a one-year deal with the Buccaneers in 2020 after serving an eight-week suspension for violating the NFL’s personal conduct policy. He went on to catch 45 passes for 483 yards and four touchdowns in his eight games with the team. Brown has played a total of nine regular season games since 2018, when he appeared in 15 games for the Steelers and caught a career-high 15 touchdowns.
Pro Football Hall of Fame running back Marshall Faulk is in conversations with Southern University to be its next head football coach. Faulk, a seven-time Pro Bowler and three-time All-Pro who won the 2000 NFL MVP award, is one of the most decorated offensive players in football history. The former San Diego State star played from 1994 to 2005 with the Indianapolis Colts and St. Louis Rams, winning two NFC titles and one Super Bowl. Faulk worked as an NFL Network analyst in his post-playing career from 2015 to 2017.
According to Mike Tyson, with Evander Holyfield off the table, he is set for another rematch this fall. In a recent interview with TMZ, Tyson was asked what will be his next move in the boxing world now that Holyfield is set to face Kevin McBride on the next Triller boxing event on June 5 and stated a fight with Lennox Lewis is the plan. Tyson says in September he will fight Lennox Lewis. The soon-to-be 55-year-old Tyson challenged Lewis for the WBC, IBF, IBO, The Ring and lineal heavyweight titles in June 2002 at the Pyramid Arena in Memphis. Lewis would emerge victorious with an eighth-round knockout. Should the fight happen, it would be the first time in over 18 years Lewis will compete in the ring.