- “Hemingway Days”, the 35th annual festival saluting the noted author in Key West FL through Sunday. Today is the 116th anniversary of Hemingway’s 1899 birth date.• “Junk Food Day”. If your health wasn’t a factor, which junk food would you chow down on every chance you got: Burgers, Pizza, Hot Dogs, Tacos, Fries, Chocolate?
ON THIS DATE………..
1987, Entertainment Tonight host Mary Hart insured her legs for $2 million
2007, “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows,” the final volume of the wizard series by J.K. Rowling, went on sale.
2011, the U.S. space shuttle program ended after 30 years
2012  After 5 years, Turkish adventurer Erden Eruç completes the only solo human-powered circumnavigation of the world (hiking, using rowboats, kayaks, bicycles, etc)
New York Yankees star – C.C. Sabathia (35)
Actor/Comedian- Jon Lovitz (58)
Calgary born Country Singer Paul Brandt – 
★ Khloé Kardashian has reportedly been offered $10 million to star on “The Bachelorette”. The 30-year-old reality TV star, who split from estranged husband Lamar Odom in December 2013, is said to be seriously considering the idea because she’s eager to find a new man and also sees the opportunity as a good career (?!?) move. An insider says ABC-TV has been throwing out a lot of big numbers because they think the idea has ‘sure-fire hit’ written all over it. Khloé previously hosted “The X Factor USA” alongside Mario Lopez.
– A Good Samaritan in San Francisco has been using a drone to drop Burger King Whoppers to homeless people. The man is known as The Whopper Dropper
– CNN claims Frito-Lay is asking people to vote to determine their new flavor.
Flavors include: Biscuits and gravy, gyros, truffle fries and New York Reuben. Frito-Lay will pay $1 million to the inventor of the winning flavor. The winning flavor will hit shelves soon.
★ Many stars of long-running “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation” are returning for the 2-hour series finalé set for September 27th. CBS-TV has confirmed that both William Petersen (‘Gil Grissom’) and Marg Helgenberger (‘Catherine Willows’) will go behind the yellow tape one last time, as will Jorja Fox (‘Sara Sidle’), Paul Guilfoyle (‘Jim Brass’), and Eric Szmanda (‘Greg Sanders’).
There will be two notable absences: Elisabeth Shue (‘Julie Finlay’) and George Eads (‘Nick Stokes’), who’ve opted not to participate. Production on the special begins July 29th in Los Angeles.
- “Daily Show With Jon Stewart” (Comedy Central/CTV) – Barack Obama gives one last interview to Stewart before the longtime host leaves next month (August 6th). It’s Obama’s 7th appearance overall, his 3rd since becoming president.
- “Knock Knock Live” (FOX) – Premiere of a new Ryan Seacrest-produced reality series in which unsuspecting people answering their doors get the chance to win cash, meet famous people, or live out their dreams.
THIS WEEK’S VIDEO RELEASES:
• “What We Do In the Shadows” ( NR Horror Comedy ): New Zealand indie film by Jemaine Clement & Taika Waititi, creators of the HBO series “Flight Of the Conchords”. A hilarious send-up of vampire films in which an endearingly unhip quartet of vampire friends reveals to a documentary film crew the details of their daily (and nightly) routines.
BACK TO SCHOOL SHOPPING
An Australian teacher won $20,000 on Millionaire Hot Seat (Australia’s version ofWho Wants To Be A Millionaire?) earlier this week, and instead of spending it on herself (which she totally would’ve been able to do!), she’s decided to help others!
The teacher, Bri Dredge, decided she would spend her money making sure every single student at her school in Ballarat, Victoria had a good pair of shoes to get through the winter.
That’s right — she bought new shoes for all 200 students at her school with her winnings! So inspiring!
Dredge told Australian reporters about her decision:
“I walked into school and every student in the whole school has given me a hug and said thank you. The look on their faces was worth all the money that I won.”
Guy Robbed a House and Flagged Down the Cops to Tell Them He Didn’t Just Rob the House
35-year-old Antonio Smith broke into a house in Riviera Beach, Florida on Sunday. He pulled a knife on the guy inside and stole three cell phones . . . then ran off.
So the police rushed over to investigate. And as they were passing Antonio on the street, he flagged them down . . . because he wanted to tell them HE hadn’t just robbed the house.
Obviously that made them INCREDIBLY suspicious.
Then the cops found one of the stolen phones on him, so he was arrested. He’s been charged with home invasion and grand theft.
LOOKIN’ FOR LOVE – MISSED CONNECTIONS
I hope you get this. Just after I was totally convinced there were few men left in this world, here I finally see one take action into his own hands.
I was the girl in a skirt, waiting at a bus stop and checking my phone. I had seen you earlier walking around and truth be told, I didn’t give you much thought.
As I waited, suddenly I saw a man run up to an older woman sitting nearby, do a ninja-like cartwheel, and then grab her purse. She screamed and this is when you took note. You were walking right past me at this point and threw your coffee at the ground and tossed me your messenger bag.
‘Not again,’ you said. ‘Not in my house, naw uh, no way.’
Following this decree you then ran after the man and yelled at him to stop.
And surprisingly, he did. Although he had a black mask on, he turned around and I could tell he stared you down. And lo and behold, he then started running towards you and yelling incoherently. You had paused by this point and remained in place, doing a few shadow kicks and punches to dissuade him as much as you could.
And finally, the moment I was waiting for; the conclusion. With him running toward you, you maneuvered yourself to execute a roundhouse kick, which if executed perfectly, would have kicked his head off completely.
‘Suck on this criminal!’ You said when twisting and readying your body to take him out. But unfortunately your foot hit a parking meter and he was able to jump you since he had the upper hand on the first move. He literally just kicked your butt, then took your wallet, and for some reason took your pants off.
You laid there in just a white button down and underpants and cried until the police showed up and put a blanket on you and gave you tea. But I think it’s cool that you at least tried to do something. And for that you get a date with me.
My name is Tiffany. I have a cat, some ambiguous student loan debt, and I drive a Kia. Let’s get some sushi and talk about society together. Hope to hear from you….
P.S. To make sure it’s you, tell me where this went down. Be specific.
NEW KITCHEN GIZMOS & GADGETS:
✓ ‘Fruit Keg Tapping Kit’ ($19.99) – A plug-in tap that turns your watermelon into a keg. Scoop out the insides, purée them, and put ‘em back into the shell with vodka. Now just plug ‘n pour.
✓ ‘Interlocking Corn Holders’ ($6.99) – Corn holders aren’t anything new but what if each pair locks together to prevent painful hand-stabbings when you reach blindly into a drawer? Genius.
✓ ‘Hot & Cold Soapstone Bowls’ ($60/pair) – Thanks to 2-layer construction, these bowls-within-bowls can be safely carried with either extra-cold or extra-hot contents.
✓ ‘Rabbit Champagne Stopper’ ($9.20) – Go ahead and open the good champagne. If you don’t finish it, this new purpose-built stopper will keep it bubbly and fresh for up to a week.
✓ ‘Gem Strawberry Huller’ ($7.99) – Remove the leaves, stem, and the not-so-sweet white part of a strawberry with a quick and simple push-and-pull motion.
✓ ‘No-Spill Ice Stick Tray’ ($9.99) – This new ice tray has a silicone lid that prevents spills. And it makes sticks instead of cubes … the perfect size and shape for slipping into your water bottle. – Condensed from “Glamour”
Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton Are Getting Divorced
The country music world shook a little bit yesterday. MIRANDA LAMBERT and BLAKE SHELTON announced that they’re getting divorced. They said, quote, “This is not the future we envisioned.
“And it is with heavy hearts that we move forward separately. We are real people, with real lives, with real families, friends and colleagues. Therefore, we kindly ask for privacy and compassion concerning this very personal matter.”
According to TMZ, Blake filed the divorce papers two weeks ago in Oklahoma . . . but the judge didn’t sign them until yesterday. That would explain the timing of the announcement.
And it looks like a clean break. They have a prenup and all the financial details have been worked out. He’s keeping the ranch in Oklahoma and she gets the Nashville house.
Some reports say they’ve been in a trial separation for about a year, and they’ve been in therapy for two years. That would mean they’ve spent half of their four-year marriage in counseling. They were married in May of 2011.
Fortunately, they have no children. He’s 39, she’s 31. This was Blake’s second rodeo. He was married to Kaynette Williams from 2003 to 2006.
As for why it ended, one source told E! that they never saw each other. Quote, “Their busy schedules were a big issue. They both worked a lot and had to spend a lot of time apart. The less time they spent together, the more they grew apart.”
We’ve all heard the constant rumors that Blake was a cheater. Well, “People” “ has a source who says that’s not true. Quote, “Blake is incredibly loyal and dedicated. I can guarantee he’s been faithful to that woman, he hasn’t cheated ever.”
It appears that Miranda’s not taking this very well. There’s a video from Saturday of her losing it on stage while trying to sing“The House That Built Me”. That’s the song that was originally written for Blake but he gave it to her to record.