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Listen to today’s show here! – 08.09


The 2016 Olympics

Here’s What Happened Monday

Brazilian flag and the imprint of the Olympic rings on a wooden surface.

 

What Are the Purple Dots on Michael Phelps? Cupping Has an Olympic Moment

Thanks @arschmitty for my cupping today!!! #mpswim #mp 📷 @chasekalisz

A photo posted by Michael Phelps (@m_phelps00) on

In cupping, practitioners of the healing technique place specialized cups on the skin. Then they use either heat or an air pump to create suction between the cup and the skin, pulling the skin slightly up and away from the underlying muscles. Physiologically, cupping is thought to draw blood to the affected area, reducing soreness and speeding healing of overworked muscles. CLICK HERE to learn more. You can see the technique in the video below at 00:45.

 


Brazilian Coconut Kisses (Beijinhos de Coco)

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  • 1 (14-ounce or 396 g) can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 cup sweetened coconut flakes, plus more for dredging
  • 1 Tablespoon unsalted butter, softened (plus more for greasing a plate and your hands)
  • 1 Tablespoon pure vanilla extract (optional)
  • Cloves for garnishing (optional)
  • NOTE: You can use unsweetened coconut flakes instead, if desired — especially for dredging the coconut kisses. Actually, I personally prefer small, unsweetened coconut flakes for dredging coconut kisses, for a more refined touch.

Mix the condensed milk, coconut flakes, and butter together.

Cook in a medium non-stick saucepan over medium heat, stirring constantly, until the mixture starts to show the bottom of the pan when you scrape it with your wood spoon (about 7 minutes). The coconut kisses mixture should be thick enough to reveal the bottom of the pan for a couple of seconds before the mixture levels out again.

When coconut kisses ‘dough’ is ready, remove from the heat, mix in the vanilla extract, and spread mixture onto a greased plate.

Let cool to room temperature before starting to roll them into balls with greased hands. Use a ½ Tablespoon as measurement. Then, dredge gently in the coconut flakes until totally covered.

Place into paper bonbon cups. Stick a clove atop (center) of each coconut kiss if desired.NOTE: The clove is only for decoration and must be removed right before eating!!!


Jodi’s Hollywood Outsiders

Bradley Cooper to Develop HBO Miniseries About the Rise of ISIS
The four-time Academy Award nominee will executive produce the miniseries, called Black Flags. Based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning nonfiction book Black Flags: The Rise Of ISIS. CLICK HERE for more!

 

Meet Brady Ellison, US Archery’s Leonardo DiCaprio Look-Alike
American archer Brady Ellison helped Team USA win the silver medal in Rio for the second Olympics in a row. But Ellison’s skills with a bow wasn’t what targeted him for a mention as a Twitter “moment” this Games. CLICK HERE to learn more.

Leslie Jones Invited to Rio by NBC After Live-Tweeting the Olympics — See Her Reaction!
The Ghostbusters actress revealed that she’s accepted the network’s invitation and she’s heading to Brazil to join the coverage team. CLICK HERE for more!

 

Mariah Carey Will Finally Guest Star on Empire
It’s official, y’all: Mariah Carey is guest-starring on Empire. Fox announced on Monday that the iconic songstress will finally make her long-awaited debut on the hit series’ Oct. 5 episode, and, of course, she is playing a mega-star. CLICK HERE for more!

 

JOHNNY DEPPSLEW OF WITNESSES IN AMBER HEARD TRIAL… And Secret Photo
Johnny Depp is locked and loaded for his trial next month … his lawyers have submitted a list of nearly 2 dozen witnesses to support his claim … Amber Heard is lying when she says he brutalized her. CLICK HERE for more!

 

Trump wants to reschedule 2 presidential debates because they conflict with NFL games
The commission was responding to complaints from Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump that the debate dates – Monday, Sept. 26, Sunday, Oct. 9, and Wednesday, Oct. 19 – should be changed because two of them conflict with televised National Football League games. CLICK HERE fore more!

 


Why Jodi Won’t Play Pokemon Go

Sam started playing Pokémon Go with one his sons but Jodi still hasn’t jumped on board with playing. She explains why.


Music News

A Britney Spears Carpool Karaoke Is Happening
The pop singer’s segment is set to air later this month. Along with the August 26 release of her album Glory, we’ll finally be getting all the Britney goodness we’ve ever wanted. CLICK HERE for more!

 

A New Lady Gaga Single Could Be Coming In The Next 30 Days
A new single by Lady Gaga could be coming later this month. Lady Gaga has been working on two new releases, and they should be arriving around the same time. CLICK HERE for more details.

 

Norah Jones Shares New Song ‘Carry On’
The track is the first single from Jones’ new album Day Breaks which will be released on October 7th. Day Breaks features nine new original songs, as well as three covers. CLICK HERE for more!


MSJ Blogs

The Star Wars Wedding Shower
See all of the pictures and read all about the Star Wars themed wedding shower Producer David attended in his blog post HERE!
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