BartCop Entertainment Archives - Wednesday, 20 July, 2016


20 July, 2016

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M Is FOR MASHUP - RERUN - July 23rd, 2014

Go Home Productions Returns!

By DJ Useo

The first mashup I ever heard was crafted & posted by Go Home Productions.
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It was the Beatles vs the Monkees
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I loved that mix so much, I was determined to figure out how he made it. Since that occurrence, I've continued to be motivated by his excellent mashups. Go Home Productions has achieved a lot of success in the intervening years, releasing label records, and being a main part of the tv show ADDICTIVE TV
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GHP ( as he's often affectionately referred to ) made a lot of killer mixes over quite a few years, with many gaining label release. He's also collected them together as bootleg albums. He released "Bones: A Collection of GHP Snacks 2008-2012", "This Was Pop (2002-2007)", & the awesome "Spliced Krispies".

In a move destined to heap further praise on him, GHP has now made available "Spliced Krispies Vol 2". Wow, does this collection ever please. You'll marvel at GHP's vast ability to perfectly mix & match songs of wildly varying styles.

You can already find many past mashup videos from Go Home Productions here
( ) including those released in conjunction with the first "Spliced Krispies" volume. Now, as if the sequel album isn't enough, GHP gives us a new video for all the contained mixes. FInd them on youtube, or on the mp3 page of his site. One thing I like better than an audio mashup is to have superb videos to experience them with. You'll LOVE this new album, & the videos only make it all better. Look for all the above mentioned content here
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I promise you, you'll find much more on his site to savor.

Mix Of The Week

Budtheweiser has continued his tradition of making excellent long mix versions of the SUMMER BOOTY The Summer Mashup Album series. Enjoy the stream, ( or download ) of his incredible "Summer Booty 2014 The Big Mix". It's a whopping 3 hours, 14 minutes, & 50 seconds! ( )

It's the most Summery mashups you'll ever hear, & it flies by, seeming like only an hour. Big praise to Budtheweiser.

Mashup Tip

Don't call yourself "Go Home Productions" as your dj name. It's already taken.

Latest Useo Thing

I continued my scheme to post three tracks at once, with one being "normal", one being "semi-strange", & one being totally out there. Here's the info on the three.

( country vs techno )

01-"Rattle my Eleven Bones" ( Secret Sisters vs Federico Milani )
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( electro vs minimal tech )

02-"Mirror Minions" ( Little Dragon vs Zir Rool & MinimalFlex )
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( classic new wave vs metal )

03-"C'est Comme Ca Creature" ( Les Ritas Mitsouko vs Atreyu )
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It's too soon to say which is the most popular, but generally, the very strange tracks do the best.

See my Frank Zappa vs 3 Doors Down mix here
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Podgornio, The Mashup Psychic Predicts

Someday, someone will mash the Monkees with the Beatles.



Recommended Reading

from Bruce

Robert Evans: The Demands We Make On How Rape Victims Should Act (Cracked)
Here's a crucial tip for not becoming a toxic monster of a human being: If someone says they've been through an awful or traumatic experience, don't reply with, "Well, you don't seem very upset!"

"The Art of the Deal" made America see Trump as a charmer with an unfailing knack for business. Tony Schwartz helped create that myth-and regrets it.

Jim Newell: How the GOP Rolled the Anti-Trumpers (Slate)
The missing secretary, the disappearing signatures, and the return of the smoke-filled room to American politics.

Ayana Morali: I Asked the Rabbi Who Gave the RNC Invocation If He Supports Trump (Slate)
His wife chimed in: "What do you think? Of course!" Rabbi Wolf quickly jumped in: "We're impartial. I gave the invocation. We don't support anyone. We're impartial." "Ah, I see," I responded. And then I walked away. Disunity everywhere you go here.

Melania Trump's speech: she couldn't make it up (The Guardian)
Was Donald Trump's wife's address to the Republican convention a blatant steal from Michelle Obama (and Rick Astley)? Or was it all an elaborate act of sabotage by a rogue speechwriter?

Tim Jonze: Quarter-pounder without sleaze - what can you watch on McDonald's newly porn-free Wi-Fi? (The Guardian)
Both the burger chain and Starbucks have blocked access to sexual content on their complementary broadband. But pretty everything else seems to be fair game.

Kate Carter: Knees, stretching and heel-striking: three running myths debunked (The Guardian)
How to avoid injury, reduce muscle soreness and improve your fitness.

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Trivia Question of the Day

Born Natalia Zacharenko, this actress had three Academy Award nominations before she was 25 years old. By what name is she more famously known?


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Trivia Question from Yesterday

What rare metal has the highest melting point of all the elements?

       Tungsten                                                      Source

Tungsten, also known as wolfram, is a chemical element with symbol W and atomic number 74. The word tungsten comes from the Swedish language tung sten, which directly translates to heavy stone. Its name in Swedish is volfram, however, in order to distinguish it from scheelite, which in Swedish is alternatively named tungsten.

A hard, rare metal under standard conditions when uncombined, tungsten is found naturally on Earth almost exclusively in chemical compounds. It was identified as a new element in 1781, and first isolated as a metal in 1783. Its important ores include wolframite and scheelite. The free element is remarkable for its robustness, especially the fact that it has the highest melting point of all the elements. Its high density is 19.3 times that of water, comparable to that of uranium and gold, and much higher (about 1.7 times) than that oflead. Polycrystalline tungsten is an intrinsically brittle and hard material, making it difficult to work. However, pure single-crystalline tungsten is more ductile, and can be cut with a hard-steel hacksaw.        Source

Randall was first and correct with:
   I'm going to go out on a limb here and guess...

Alan J wrote:

Deborah said:
   I might know this; my husband, a metallurgical inspector for a local refinery, was a welder when I met him. He's taught me much about metals over the 36 years we've been together.
  So I'm guessing tungsten.
  Another well-under normal temps day. The wind howled yesterday but we stayed under 90*. By the weekend it'll be triple digits again.
  Figs! The sublime fruit of summer. Our friends have too many; we dried several dozen the other day. The house always smells amazing when figs are in the dehydrator. I can't wait to make fig jam again. It's my favorite.

Adam answered:
   Carbon? Not rare...
  Tungsten? Not terribly rare, either...
  Tantalum Hafnium? Not an element...
  Ununoctium?, is it Ununoctium?

Marian responded:

Jim from CA, retired to ID, back from vacation, replied:
   home safely...

DJ Useo said:
   The hardest metal is the band Dream Theater. Oh, wait, you mean the mineral metals. Lol.
  I find the subject quite engaging, & can assuredly state the answer is "Tungsten".
  I recall it is a Swedish term which means "heavy stone".
  For those of you who are hungry, let me say that there is definitely no "Tongue" in tungsten. ;)

MAM   wrote:
   Tungsten ~ Element 74, has the highest melting point of all of the elements on the periodic table. Its melting point is approximately 3695 Kelvin, or 3422 degrees Celsius.

mj took the day off.

Dale of Hot Diamond Springs, Norcali took the day off.

Joe S     took the day off.

Lois Of Oregon took the day off.

BttbBob   has returned to a semi-retired basis.

  July 20 Birthdays - Celebrities Born July 20 | Famous Birthdays

Sally has retired.




Middle Class Political Economist

Now a Blogger-Columnist at US News and World Reports "Economic Intelligence"



Reader Suggestion

Michelle in AZ

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Monster shark fishing tournaments face growing pressure to reform | Environment | The Guardian

Congressman: Whites 'Contribute More To Civilization'. One EPIC Tweet Proves Him Hilariously Wrong

Why Melania Trump's plagiarized speech should be fatal to Donald Trump's campaign

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UK firm buys Sardinian DNA samples for research into disease and ageing | Science | The Guardian

Fox News is a cesspool of sexism. Firing Roger Ailes won't fix that | Jessica Valenti | Opinion | The Guardian

Bill O'Reilly, Sean Hannity may leave Fox News if Roger Ailes departs - AOL
     Hope springs eternal

Qandeel Baloch's Murder Sheds Light On Global Honor Killings : Goats and Soda : NPR

Police And Black Lives Matter Hold A Cookout, And Praise Rolls In : The Two-Way : NPR

Melania Trump's Speech Shows Problems With Donald Trump Campaign - The Atlantic

'Star Trek' CBS series to be beamed internationally on Netflix - Jul. 18, 2016

Chris Christie Suggests Hillary Clinton Was To Blame For Boko Haram's Kidnapping Of Hundreds Of Schoolgirls
     whata fuk'n joke

Thanks, Michelle!



Reader Comment


In a note from a friend in Alabama:

Linda   >^..^<
     We are all only temporarily able bodied.

Thanks, Linda!




Genetically Modified Silkworms


Yesterday's (Tues) link to the story about genetically-engineered silk worms is broken because the "h" is missing on the url "https".


Thanks, Dave!
Guess it's time to either wear my glasses when coding or bump up the font in the editor.
This is the corrected link - 'Dragon Silk'
The link on the archived page has also been corrected.



from Marc Perkel

Patriot Act

Patriot Act NSA Spying Unconstitutional Section 215 National Security Letters Must End

My name is Marc Perkel and I have decided to announce that I will not comply with the so called "Patriot Act" laws requiring me to disclose information about my customers. If I receive a national security letter I will immediately photograph it, post it online everywhere I can, and then make a video of me burning it. I will then await my arrest. If you want to put me in jail then come get me mother fucker.

Come Get Me Mother Fucker | Putting and end to NSA government Spying





Selected Readings

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In The Chaos Household

Last Night

Traffic has been horrible the past 2 days - has taken an extra half-hour each way, both days. Yikes.

Tonight, Wednesday:

CBS starts the night on the East Coast with a FRESH 'Big Brother', followed by a FRESH 'American Gothic', then FRESH 'Crap From Cleveland'.
CBS starts the night early on the left coast with FRESH 'Crap From Cleveland', followed by a FRESH 'Big Brother', then a FRESH 'American Gothic', then pads with local crap.
Scheduled on a FRESH Stephen Colbert are Tony Goldwyn, Mark Cuban, Lewis Black, Cory Kahaney, and Wyclef Jean.
Scheduled on a FRESH James Corden, OBE, are Aaron Sorkin, Cheryl Hines, Scott Speedman, and Carpool Karaoke with Michelle Obama.

NBC opens the night on the East Coast with a FRESH 'America's Got Talent', followed by FRESH 'Crap From Cleveland'.
NBCopens the night early on the left coast with FRESH 'Crap From Cleveland', followed by a FRESH 'America's Got Talent', then a RERUN 'Dateline'.
Scheduled on a FRESH Jimmy Fallon are Mila Kunis, Mike Birbiglia, and A$AP Mob.
Scheduled on a FRESH Seth Meyers are Taylor Schilling, Dominic Cooper, Royal Headache, and Atom Willard.
On a RERUN Carson 'The Scab' Daly (from 5/3/16) are Zoey Deutch, Escort, and Elodie Yung.

ABC begins the night on the East Coast with a RERUN 'The Goldbergs', followed by another RERUN 'The Goldbergs', then a RERUN 'Modern Family', followed by a RERUN 'black-ish', then FRESH 'Crap From Cleveland'.
ABC begins the night early on the left coast with FRESH 'Crap From Cleveland', followed by a RERUN 'The Goldbergs', then another RERUN 'The Goldbergs', followed by a RERUN 'Modern Family', then a RERUN 'black-ish', and padding with local crap.
Scheduled on a FRESH Jimmy Kimmel are Cara Delevingne, Jeff Ross, and Culture Club.

The CW offers a FRESH 'Penn & Teller: Fool Us', followed by a FRESH 'Whose Line Is It Anyway?', then a RERUN 'Whose Line Is It Anyway?'.

Faux has a FRESH 'MasterChef', followed by a FRESH 'Wayward Pines'.

MY has 'TMZ (Not So) Live', followed by 'Hollywood Today (Not So) Live'.

A&E has 2 hours of old 'Duck Dynasty', followed by a FRESH 'Duck Dynasty', then another FRESH 'Duck Dynasty', followed by a FRESH 'Wahlburgers', then a FRESH 'Wahlburgers: Extra Helping'.

AMC offers the movie 'Happy Gilmore', followed by the movie 'Ghostbusters', then the movie 'Ghostbusters II'.

BBC  -   
 [6:00AM]    PLANET EARTH: HUMAN PLANET - SEASON 1 - EPISODE 1-Oceans - Into the Blue
 [7:00AM]    PLANET EARTH: HUMAN PLANET - SEASON 1 - EPISODE 3-Arctic - Life in the Deep Freeze
 [8:00AM]    PLANET EARTH: HUMAN PLANET - SEASON 1 - EPISODE 4-Jungles - People of the Trees
 [2:00PM]    STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 2 - EPISODE 7-Unnatural Selection
 [4:00PM]    STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 2 - EPISODE 9-The Measure of a Man
 [8:00PM]    BLACK HAWK DOWN (2001)
 [11:00PM]    BLACK HAWK DOWN (2001)

Bravo has 'Real Housewives of NYC', another 'Real Housewives Of NYC', followed by a FRESH 'Real Housewives Of NYC', then the FRESH 'Watch What Happens Live Presents: The Bravos'.

Comedy Central has 3 hours of old 'South Park', followed by a FRESH 'Another Period', and another old 'South Park'.
Scheduled on a FRESH The Daily Show is Christiane Amanpour.
Scheduled on a FRESH The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore is DeRay Mckesson.
Scheduled on a FRESH @Midnight are Ramon Rivas, Dan St. Germain, and April Richardson.

FX has the movie 'Star Trek Into Darkness', followed by a FRESH 'Tyrant'.

History has 3 hours of old 'American Pickers', followed by a FRESH 'Pawn Stars', and another 'Pawn Stars'.

IFC  -   
 [6:00AM]    THE MONKEES-Royal Flush
 [6:35AM]    THE MONKEES-Monkee See, Monkee Die
 [7:10AM]    THE MONKEES-Monkee vs. Machine
 [12:45PM]    GAMER
 [5:45PM]    MAX PAYNE
 [2:00AM]    BABYLON A.D.
 [4:00AM]    GAMER    (ALL TIMES EDT)

Sundance  -   
 [6:00AM]    Backdraft
 [7:30AM]    Spy Game
 [9:00AM]    Groundhog Day
 [11:30AM]    Love Actually
 [2:30PM]    Meet Joe Black
 [6:30PM]    The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
 [10:00PM]    The A Word-Home School
 [11:20PM]    Law & Order-Loco Parentis
 [12:20AM]    Law & Order-Collision
 [1:20AM]    Law & Order-Mother's Milk
 [2:20AM]    The A Word-Home School
 [3:40AM]    Grace Is Gone
 [5:45AM]    Love Lust-Love Lust & Breakfast    (ALL TIMES EDT)

SyFy has the movie '2012', followed by the movie 'Deep Impact'.

Scheduled on a FRESH Conan are Thomas Middleditch, Kumail Nanjiani, and Zach Woods (from Comic-Con).

 [6:45 AM]      Heaven With a Gun (1969)
 [8:30 AM]      Day Of The Evil Gun (1968)
 [10:15 AM]      The Last Challenge (1967)
 [12:00 PM]      The Rounders (1965)
 [1:30 PM]      The Sheepman (1958)
 [3:00 PM]      Cowboy (1958)
 [4:45 PM]      3:10 to Yuma (1957)
 [6:30 PM]      The Fastest Gun Alive (1956)
 [8:00 PM]      Red River (1948)
 [10:30 PM]      Rio Bravo (1959)
 [1:00 AM]      Rio Lobo (1970)
 [3:00 AM]      Chisum (1970)
 [5:00 AM]      McLintock! (1963)     (ALL TIMES EDT)

Thursday   -  07/21/16

 [7:15 AM]      And Then There Were None (1945)
 [9:00 AM]      Madame Curie (1943)
 [11:15 AM]      Little Women (1949)
 [1:30 PM]      Waterloo Bridge (1940)
 [3:30 PM]      The Prisoner of Zenda (1937)
 [5:15 PM]      Queen Christina (1933)
 [7:00 PM]      Hollywood My Hometown (1965)
 [8:00 PM]      The Taking of Pelham One Two Three (1974)
 [10:00 PM]      Dog Day Afternoon (1975)
 [12:15 AM]      Saturday Night Fever (1977)
 [2:30 AM]      Shaft (1971)
 [4:15 AM]      The French Connection (1971)     (ALL TIMES EDT)

USA has a FRESH 'Suits', followed by a FRESH 'Mr. Robot'.

Antenna TV - Johnny Carson (from April 6, 1982) - Jerry Seinfeld, Victoria Principal, and Charles Grodin.

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Star Trek Beyond actors Karl Urban, left, making the iconic 'live long and prosper,' hand gesture, Simon Pegg, and Chris Pine, right, are greeted by first lady Michelle Obama after she spoke to members of the military and their families at an advanced screening of Star Trek Beyond as part of the Joining Forces initiative, in the South Court Auditorium, Tuesday, July 19, 2016, in Washington.
Photo by Jacquelyn Martin


The Sideshow - by Avedon Carol


Not Happy


Queen is not happy with Donald Trump (R-Grifter) after he defied the rock band's request to not use its music at his political events.

Queen was blaring when the presumptive GOP presidential nominee came out on stage Monday to introduce his wife for her speech during the opening night of the Republican National Convention.

Out of the shadows and smoke, almost like TV entrance, Trump appeared on stage to Queen's "We Are the Champions."

"An unauthorised use at the Republican Convention against our wishes - Queen," the band tweeted Tuesday on its verified account.

Donald Trump himself has taken cease and desist letters from The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler, and many others.



Producer Frank Marshal and musician Jimmy Buffett arrive for the Universal Pictures movie premiere of "Jason Bourne" at Caesars Palace hotel-casino in Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S., July 18, 2016.
Photo by L.E. Baskow


Right-Wing Hate

Leslie Jones

Under a barrage of hateful posts on Twitter, "Ghostbusters" star Leslie Jones said she was "in a personal hell" and urged the social networking service to do more to eradicate abuse.

In a series of posts Monday night, Jones said she had been pummeled with racist tweets. She retweeted numerous tweets directed at her with disturbing language and pictures of apes.

She concluded a string of messages early Tuesday morning. "I leave Twitter tonight with tears and a very sad heart," wrote Jones. "All this cause I did a movie."

Then late Tuesday night, BuzzFeed News reported that Twitter had permanently suspended the account of conservative provocateur and tech editor Milo Yiannopoulos, who it said led the harassment campaign against Jones. Yiannopoulos had more than 338,000 followers on Twitter prior to his suspension. He could not be immediately reached for comment.
Leslie Jones


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Las Vegas

World Series of Poker

A Long Island poker veteran has emerged as the chip leader at the final table of nine players in the marquee Main Event at the World Series of Poker in Las Vegas.

Cliff Josephy of Syosset, New York, ended play just before midnight Monday with more than 74 million chips, said Seth Palansky, spokesman for the $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em tournament.

Josephy, 51, finished in the top 400 players in the World Series of Poker championship in 2008, and in the top 1,000 last year. He's a two-time winner of other series events, including a $3,000 No-Limit Hold'em tournament in 2013, and a $1,500 Seven Card Stud tournament in 2005.

Final play begins Oct. 30, with the televised championship scheduled to be decided Nov. 1.

The top prize will be $8 million and a World Series of Poker championship bracelet. The other eight players will share about $17.4 million. Second place will earn just under $4.66 million.

World Series of Poker


Tom Morello performs during a rally on Monday, July 18, 2016, in Cleveland, during the first day of the Republican convention.
Photo by John Minchillo


Ancient Logbook Documenting Construction

Great Pyramid

A logbook that contains records detailing the construction of the Great Pyramid of Giza has been put on public display at the Egyptian Museum in Cairo.

The Great Pyramid of Giza was built in honor of the pharaoh Khufu (reign ca. 2551 B.C.-2528 B.C.) and is the largest of the three pyramids constructed on the Giza plateau in Egypt. Considered a "wonder of the world" by ancient writers, the Great Pyramid was 481 feet (146 meters) tall. Today it stands 455 feet (138 meters) high.

The logbook was written in hieroglyphic letters on pieces of papyri. Its author was an inspector named Merer, who was "in charge of a team of about 200 men," archaeologists Pierre Tallet and Gregory Marouard wrote in an article published in 2014 in the journal Near Eastern Archaeology.

Tallet and Marouard are leaders of an archaeological team from France and Egypt that discovered the logbook at the Red Sea harbor of Wadi al-Jarf in 2013. It dates back about 4,500 years, making it the oldest papyrus document ever discovered in Egypt.

Great Pyramid


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In Negotiations Over Exit


Roger Ailes (R-Horndog), who built Fox News into a profitable ratings powerhouse, and Twenty-First Century Fox Inc are in negotiations over his departure from the cable news channel following allegations of sexual harassment, a person briefed on the discussions said Tuesday.

A Fox statement said a legal review into the accusations was ongoing and that Ailes was working. Ailes' attorney, Susan Estrich, told CNN that there was no deal yet and any announcement on an agreement would be made by Twenty-First Century Fox.

An exit would represent an unexpected turn of events for the 76-year-old media executive who advised several U.S. Republican presidents, including George H.W. Bush, and built Fox News into the most-watched U.S. cable news propaganda channel.

Conflicting reports of an imminent departure for Ailes played out at the sidelines of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, including tweets from conservative political commentator Matt Drudge (R-Eggboy) saying the Fox executive had in hand a $40 million exit package.

Ailes had long been a confidant of 21st Century Fox Executive Co-Chairman Rupert Murdoch (R-Evil Incarnate), who named Ailes founding chief executive of Fox News Channel in 1996.



Buddhists carry candles while encircling a large Buddha statue during Asanha Puja Day, the eve of the Buddhist Lent, at a temple in Nakhon Pathom province on the outskirts of Bangkok, Thailand July 19, 2016.
Photo by Chaiwat Subprasom


Wrestlers Sue Over Neurological Injuries


World Wrestling Entertainment Inc was sued on Monday by Jimmy "Superfly" Snuka and dozens of other retired male and female wrestlers seeking to hold it responsible for neurological injuries they claimed to suffer by participating in its bouts.

The complaint was filed on behalf of more than 50 plaintiffs who have performed with WWE or its predecessors since the 1970s, including Joseph "Road Warrior Animal" Laurinaitis and Paul "Mr. Wonderful" Orndorff.

It accused Stamford, Connecticut-based WWE and Chairman Vince McMahon of intentionally classifying wrestlers as "independent contractors" rather than employees, as a means to avoid liability under applicable worker protection laws.

"WWE placed corporate gain over its wrestlers' health, safety, and financial security, choosing to leave the plaintiffs severely injured and with no recourse to treat their damaged minds and bodies," the complaint said.

WWE, in a statement, called the lawsuit another attempt to hold it liable by a lawyer who had two earlier lawsuits dismissed and added that "we're confident this lawsuit will suffer the same fate".



Participants wearing Santa costumes take part in the traditional foot bath on the second day of the 59th World Santa Congress at Bellevue Beach, north of Copenhagen, Denmark, July 19, 2016.
Photo by Mathias Loevgreen Bojesen


Hottest On Record


Last month was the hottest June in modern history, marking the 14th consecutive month that global heat records have been broken, the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said Tuesday.

"The globally averaged temperature over land and ocean surfaces for June 2016 was the highest for the month of June in the NOAA global temperature dataset record, which dates back to 1880," the agency said in a statement.

"This marks the 14th consecutive month the monthly global temperature record has been broken, the longest such streak in the 137-year record."

The report, issued each month by NOAA, also said the global temperature for the first six months of 2016 was the hottest on record.

The combined average temperature over global land and ocean surfaces for June was 1.62 degrees Fahrenheit (0.9 degrees Celsius) above the 20th century average of 59.9 degrees Fahrenheit (15.5 Celsius).



Hindu devotees gather around their spiritual guru on the occasion of Guru Purnima, or Guru's Full Moon day, in Allahabad, India, Tuesday, July 19, 2016. The festival is observed to worship and express gratitude to teachers.
Photo by Rajesh Kumar Singh



Tom Sizemore

Tom Sizemore was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of felony domestic violence, a setback for the actor attempting a comeback following a career derailed by addiction, abuse allegations and more than a year in prison.

The "Black Hawk Down" actor famed for his portrayals of gruff tough guys was arrested Tuesday morning at a downtown Los Angeles apartment, said Los Angeles police Officer Jane Kim. She declined to disclose details about the alleged victim or the severity of any injuries.

Sizemore, 54, was taken into custody around 9:40 a.m. and was released around 8:20 p.m. after posting $50,000 bail.

In 2003, he was convicted of assault and battery on his ex-girlfriend Heidi Fleiss, who testified the actor punched her in the jaw at the Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills.

Fleiss, a former Hollywood madam convicted in 1994 of running a high-priced call-girl ring, also accused Sizemore of beating her so badly in New York that they could not attend the premiere of "Black Hawk Down."

Tom Sizemore


A tourist looks over the Rhone Glacier covered in blankets above Gletsch near the Furkapass in Switzerland July 19, 2016. The Alps oldest glacier is protected by special white blankets to prevent it from melting.
Photo by Urs Flueeler


Prime-Time Nielsens


Prime-time viewership numbers compiled by Nielsen for July 11-17. Listings include the week's ranking and viewership.

    1. "America's Got Talent" (Wednesday), NBC, 11.85 million.
    2. "America's Got Talent" (Tuesday), NBC, 11.54 million.
    3. MLB All-Star Game, Fox, 8.71 million.
    4. "60 Minutes," CBS, 8.17 million.
    5. "Celebrity Family Feud," ABC, 7.77 million.
    6. "The Big Bang Theory," CBS, 7.22 million.
    7. "The $100,000 Pyramid," ABC, 7.16 million.
    8. "The Bachelorette," ABC, 6.87 million.
    9. "American Ninja Warrior," NBC, 6.34 million.
   10. "Night Shift," NBC, 6.28 million.
   11. "Big Brother" (Thursday), CBS, 6.18 million.
   12. "Big Brother" (Wednesday), CBS, 6.05 million.
   13. "NCIS," CBS, 5.91 million.
   14. "Big Brother" (Sunday), CBS, 5.85 million.
   15. "Match Game," ABC, 5.66 million.
   16. "ESPY Awards," ABC, 5.60 million.
   17. "Home Run Derby," ESPN, 5.52 million.
   18. "Blue Bloods," CBS, 5.39 million.
   19. "NCIS: New Orleans," CBS, 5.26 million.
   20. "To Tell the Truth," ABC, 5.15 million.




In Memory

Lisa Gaye

Lisa Gaye, the auburn-haired actress and dancer who starred in the 1956 musical films Rock Around the Clock and Shake Rattle & Rock!, died Thursday in Houston, her family announced. She was 81.

Survivors include her sister Debra Paget, who starred in such films as Broken Arrow, Love Me Tender and The Ten Commandments, and brother Frank Griffin, a Hollywood makeup artist who earlier acted under the screen name Reull Shayne. Another sister, actress Teala Loring, died in 2007.

In the box-office sensation Rock Around the Clock, featuring Bill Haley and the Comets, The Platters and others, Gaye was memorable dancing with Earl Barton (also the film's choreographer) in front of a clapping crowd of teens in the show-stopping number "Rock-A-Beatin Boogie."

In Shake Rattle & Rock! Gaye played the love interest of a disc jockey (Mike Connors) in the story about adults who want to ban rock 'n' roll because they think it leads to juvenile delinquency.

Also in the 1950s, Gaye had a recurring role as French model Collette DuBois on The Bob Cummings Show and was one of three women chasing rich guys on the TV version of How to Marry a Millionaire, also starring Barbara Eden.

The green-eyed Gaye guest-starred quite often on TV, appearing on such shows as Death Valley Days, Whirlybirds, Sea Hunt, Have Gun - Will Travel, 77 Sunset Strip, Hawaiian Eye, Get Smart, I Dream of Jeannie, Wagon Train, Perry Mason, Wild Wild West, The Flying Nun and, in her last onscreen appearance in 1970, Mod Squad.

Leslie Gaye Griffin was born March 6, 1935, in Denver. Her mother was an actress, and her family moved to Los Angeles after her sister Teala was signed to a contract by Paramount. Later, Debra was scooped up by 20th Century Fox. (Her mother gave each of her children a stage name.)

At the recommendation of Debra, she was screen-tested at Universal International and signed there in 1953. The studio changed her name to Lisa Gaye, and in 1954, she showed up as a bobbysoxer in The Glenn Miller Story, as a harem girl in Rhonda Fleming's Yankee Pasha and as Audie Murphy's fiancee in Drums Across the River.

Gaye also appeared opposite Dean Martin in Ten Thousand Bedrooms (1957), and in Night of Evil (1961), she portrayed a raped student who goes on to win a beauty pageant but ends up on skid row.

Survivors also include her daughter Janell.

Lisa Gaye


In Memory

Garry Marshall

Writer-director Garry Marshall, whose deft touch with comedy and romance led to a string of TV hits that included "Happy Days" and "Laverne & Shirley" and the box-office successes "Pretty Woman" and "Runaway Bride," has died. He was 81.

The director also had an on-screen presence, using his New York accent and gruff delivery in colorful supporting roles that included a practical-minded casino boss unswayed by Albert Brooks' disastrous luck in "Lost in America" and a crass network executive in "Soapdish."

Marshall, brother of actress-director Penny Marshall, earned a degree in journalism from Northwestern University and worked at the New York Daily News. But he found he was better at writing punchlines.

He began his entertainment career in the 1960s selling jokes to comedians, then moved to writing sketches for "The Tonight Show" with Jack Paar in New York. He caught the eye of comic Joey Bishop, who brought him to Los Angeles to write for "The Joey Bishop Show."

Sitcoms quickly proved to be Marshall's forte. He and then-writing partner Jerry Belson turned out scripts for the most popular comedies of the '60s, including "The Lucy Show," ''The Danny Thomas Show" and "The Dick Van Dyke Show."

Marshall and Belson detoured into screenwriting in 1967 with "How Sweet It Is," starring Debbie Reynolds, and followed it up with "The Grasshopper" (1970) with Jacqueline Bisset. But the two men kept their hand in TV.

In 1970, they turned Neil Simon's Broadway hit, "The Odd Couple," into a sitcom starring Jack Klugman and Tony Randall and produced by Marshall. It ran for five seasons and proved the beginning of a TV sitcom empire.

In January 1979, Marshall had three of the top five comedies on the air with "Happy Days," which ran from 1974-84; "Laverne & Shirley" (1976-83), which starred sister Penny Marshall and Cindy Williams, and "Mork and Mindy" (1978-82) with newcomer Robin Williams.

After cranking out what Marshall once estimated to be 1,000 sitcom episodes, he switched his focus to the big screen with 1984's "The Flamingo Kid," a coming-of-age story starring Matt Dillon, which Marshall wrote and directed.

He concentrated on directing with his later films, including 1986's "Nothing in Common," with Tom Hanks and Jackie Gleason; "Overboard" (1987) starring Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell; "Beaches" (1988) with Bette Midler and Barbara Hershey; and "Pretty Woman" (1990) with Julia Roberts and Richard Gere.

The Gere-Roberts pairing that helped make "Pretty Woman" a smash hit did the same for "Runaway Bride," which reunited them in 1999. "The Princess Diaries" in 2001 was another winner, although Marshall suffered a flop with "Georgia Rule" (2007), starring Jane Fonda and Lindsay Lohan.

Marshall and his wife, Barbara, had three children, Lori, Kathleen and Scott.

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