hollywood birthdays for July 24, 2014

Via the Associated Press
Today’s Birthdays: Actor John Aniston (“Days of Our Lives”) is 81. Comedian Ruth Buzzi is 78. Actor Mark Goddard (“Lost Actor Dan Hedaya is 74. Actor Chris Sarandon is 72. Comedian Gallagher is 68. Actor Robert Hays (“Airplane!”) is 67. Actor Michael Richards (“Seinfeld”) is 65. Actress Lynda Carter is 63. Director Gus Van Sant is 62. Country singer Pam Tillis is 57. Actor Kadeem Hardison is 49. Actress-singer Kristin Chenoweth is 46. Actress Laura Leighton (“Melrose Place”) is 46. Actor John P. Navin Junior is 46. Actress-singer Jennifer Lopez is 45. Basketball player-turned-actor Rick Fox is 45. Actor Eric Szmanda (“CSI”) is 39. Actress Rose Byrne is 35. Country singer Jerrod Neimann is 35. Actress Summer Glau is 33. Actress Elisabeth Moss is 32. Actress Anna Paquin is 32. Actress Mara Wilson is 27. Singer Jay McGuiness of The Wanted is 24. Actress Emily Bett Rickards (“Arrow”) is 23. TV personality Bindi Irwin (“Bindi: The Jungle Girl”) is 16.

nielsen’s most watched shows for this last week

Where did your favorite show land? Did that episode you watched on Monday make the top 20? Find out below.
Prime-time viewership numbers compiled by Nielsen for July 14-20. Listings include the week’s ranking and viewership.

1. Major League Baseball All-Star Game: National vs. American, Fox, 11.34 million.

2. “America’s Got Talent” (Tuesday), NBC, 8.53 million.

3. “Extant,” CBS, 7.96 million.

4. “NCIS,” CBS, 7.93 million.

5. “60 Minutes,’ CBS, 7.9 million.

6. “Under the Dome,” CBS, 7.64 million.

7. “The Big Bang Theory,” CBS, 7.1 million.

8. “The Bachelorette,” ABC, 6.91 million.

9. “24: Live Another Day,” Fox, 6.47 million.

10. “Unforgettable,” CBS, 6.39 million.

11. “Big Brother” (Sunday), CBS, 6.27 million.

12. “Big Brother” (Wednesday), CBS, 6.22 million.

13. “NCIS: Los Angeles,” CBS, 6.21 million.

14. “Blue Bloods,” CBS, 6.19 million.

15. “Big Brother” (Thursday) CBS, 6.11 million.

16. “Dateline NBC,” NBC, 6.07 million.

17. “Night Shift,” NBC, 6.05 million.

18. “20/20,” ABC, 5.97 million.

19. “America’s Got Talent” (Wednesday, 8 p.m.), NBC, 5.93 million.

20. “The Big Bang Theory” (Monday, 9:30 p.m.), CBS, 5.81 million.

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ABC is owned by The Walt Disney Co.; CBS is a division of CBS Corp.; Fox is owned by 21st Century Fox; NBC is owned by NBC Universal.

how does a consumer protect themselves from identity theft?

I was reading an Associated Press article on Tuesday that said that Goodwill is the latest target of hackers attempting to access people’s identity. This follows a string of hacks who’s victims included: Target, Vendini, an event ticketing service, LinkedIn, eBay and Neiman Marcus.
That very same article also provided tips on how a consumer can keep themselves safe. Many of these tips are easy to do and if you’re not doing them you ought to incorporate them into your schedule.
These five tips from the Associated Press could help you even if you are already a victim.
1. Monitor your bank statements. It sounds easy and it is. All you need to do is read your banking statements carefully. Track where your money is going – like on a spreadsheet – and if you find something odd call your bank AS SOON AS YOU CAN.
2. Use a credit card, not a debit card. According to those who are in the know of such things, Debit Cards run the risk of less of a safety net than a Credit Card. “Government regulations protect you from liability for fraudulent charges over $50 when you use a credit card or a debit card with a signature, not a pin number.” (Associated Press, 2014) The net drops when you use a Debit Card with a pin number.
3. Get free credit monitoring. Are you concerned that your information is at risk? If this is you perhaps you should look into free credit monitoring. You could pay a company to keep track of that, or you could check for free using the government. These reports will show if anything odd has been taken out in your name. This is a good site to find free reports: https://www.annualcreditreport.com/index.action
4. Bank smarter. Have you heard of the phrase “Work harder not smarter,” the same rules apply to your banking. According to the Associated Press many banks provide email alerts if something wacky is occurring in your bank account. In addition to this tip they also advise to bank using a check not online. You cannot hack paper. Also, don’t put the same password that you use for Twitter or Facebook as your banking password. Websites like Facebook and Twitter are easy to hack, and once they access that account they can access your bank account.
5. Don’t rely on companies. If you want your money back don’t look to the company to pay out a settlement. In fact it is quite rare. If a company does manage to settle a lawsuit you, the customer, must prove that the information that was used came from the company’s servers. It is a murky area to enter.

tonight on tv: food network

Tonight I will watch a channel not a show. I will watch food network. This is what is on according to Zap2it.
8 P. M. is Restaurant Stakeout, The owners of 12 Grapes Wine Bar in Peekskill, N.Y. struggle to make a music venue/restaurant profitable. duration One hour. This program is rated, TVG,

9 P. M. is Restaurant Stakeout, The owners of Oh’ Brian’s On the Green in Clark, N.J., call on Willie to save their reputation. duration One hour. This program is rated, TVG,

10 P. M. is Restaurant: Impossible, The owners of Fork Diner in Calhoun, Ga., are faced with a failing business and a damaged friendship. duration One hour. This program is rated, TVG, What will you watch?

hollywood birthdays for July 23, 2014

Via the Associated Press
Actress Gloria DeHaven is 89. Radio personality Don Imus is 74. Country singer Tony Joe White is 71. Actor Larry Manetti (“Magnum, P.I.”) is 67. Singer David Essex is 67. Singer and former Congressman John Hall (Orleans) is 66. Guitarist Blair Thornton of Bachman-Turner Overdrive is 64. Actress Belinda Montgomery (“Doogie Howser, MD”) is 64. Actress Edie McClurg (“Ferris Bueller’s Day Off”) is 63. Actress Lydia Cornell (“Too Close For Comfort”) is 61. Actor Woody Harrelson is 53. Guitarist Martin Gore of Depeche (deh-PESH’) Mode is 53. Actor Eriq Lasalle (“ER”) is 52. Drummer Yuval Gabay (Soul Coughing) is 51. Guitarist Slash of Velvet Revolver (and Guns N’ Roses) is 49. Model Stephanie Seymour is 46. Singer Sam Watters of Color Me Badd is 43. Singer Alison Krauss is 43. Drummer Chad Gracey of Live (LYV) is 43. Actor-comedian Marlon Wayans (“The Wayans Brothers”) is 42. Country singer Shannon Brown is 41. Singer Michelle Williams (Destiny’s Child) is 34. Actor Paul Wesley (“The Vampire Diaries”) is 32. Actor Daniel Radcliffe (“Harry Potter” movies) is 25. Drummer Neil Perry of The Band Perry is 24.

6 tips that college students should know before they enter their first year in college

Money is important however, it is advisable to use it smartly. The Seattle Post Intelligencer provides six tips.
6. Keep your debts to a minimum. Because we must pay fixed payments on things like credit cards we should keep them low. If they are high, you will have less money in the coffers at the end of the month.
5. Don’t get a credit card unless you can pay the bills. Credit cards do run the risk of overspending if one doesn’t keep track. Use an XL spreadsheet to achieve this.
4. Get a job. (i’ve done this) there is nothing more fun than earning your own money. You learn smart money skills; if you run out of money you learn you shouldn’t have bought that unneeded product.
3. Read the student loan fine print. Be sure if you get a student loan you get a magnifying glass and read the small print. People like putting print the size of an ameba on contracts.
2. Don’t seize every deal that comes your way. Not every deal is a good deal. I have heard many stories of people signing up for credit cards to get a new t-shirt or a good deal at a store. These deals could lead to issues. 1. Keep track of your spending.
I use an XL spreadsheet to keep track of my monthly bills, I find it is the best way to keep track of expenses threw out the month. This way I can see if the bank hits the wrong key on their calculator. On the net
The Seattle Post Intelligencer: http://www.seattlepi.com/