Born on this day!! Actor Harris Yulin (“The Hurricane,” “Scarface”) is 84. Actor Chris Robinson (“General Hospital”) is 83. Actor Elke Summer is 81. Singer Art Garfunkel is 80. Singer Peter Noone of Herman’s Hermits is 74. TV personality Kris Jenner is 66. Actor Nestor Serrano (“24″) is 66. Comedian-actor Mo Gaffney is 63. Actor Robert Patrick (“The X-Files”) is 63. Singer Bryan Adams is 62. Actor Tilda Swinton (“The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe,” ″Adaptation”) is 61. Actor Michael Gaston (TV’s “Unforgettable,” “The Mentalist”) is 59. Actor-singer Andrea McArdle is 58. Actor Tatum O’Neal is 58. Singer Angelo Moore of Fishbone is 56. Actor Judy Reyes (“Scrubs”) is 54. Actor Seth Gilliam (TV’s “Teen Wolf”) is 53. Keyboardist Mark Hunter of James is 53. Actor Sam Rockwell is 53. Country singers Jennifer and Heather Kinley of The Kinleys are 51. Guitarist-keyboardist Jonny Greenwood of Radiohead is 50. Actor Corin Nemec (“Parker Lewis Can’t Lose”) is 50. Singer-guitarist Ryan Adams is 47. Actor Sebastian Arcelus (“Madam Secretary,” ″House of Cards,”) is 45. Actor Luke Hemsworth (“Westworld”) is 41. Actor Annet Mahendru (“The Americans”) is 36. Guitarist Kevin Jonas of The Jonas Brothers is 34.
THIS DAY IN GENIUS HISTORY
1872 – Susan B. Anthony was fined $100 for trying to vote in the presidential election (she was trying to vote for President Grant).
1605 – The Gunpowder Plot to blow up the English Parliament failed.
1895 – George B. Selden of Rochester, N.Y., received the first U.S. patent for an automobile.
1940 – President Franklin D. Roosevelt won an unprecedented third term in office when he defeated Wendell L. Willkie.
1968 – The first black woman representative to serve in Congress, Shirley Chisholm, was elected.
1974 – Ella T. Grasso became the first woman to win a gubernatorial office without succeeding her husband.
1989 – Pianist Vladimir Horowitz died in New York at age 85.
1994 – At 45, George Foreman, became the oldest heavyweight champion when he knocked out Michael Moorer in the 10th round of their WBA fight in Las Vegas.
2011 – Former Penn State defensive coordinator, Jerry Sandusky, is arrested on charges of 40 counts of sexual abuse over a 15-year period.
Today Is: Firewood Day, Fountain Pen Day, Love Your Lawyer Day, National Jersey Friday, National Love Your Red Hair Day, National Medical Cannabis Day, National Medical Science Liaison Awareness & Appreciation Day, Play Monopoly Day, Wiggle Jiggle JellO Day, World Tsunami Awareness Day
TODAY ON TV!
Primetime TV (All Times Eastern)
CBS – 8:00 – SWAT / 9:00 – Magnum PI / 10:00 – Blue Bloods
NBC – 8:00 – Home Sweet Home / 10:00 – Dateline NBC
ABC – 8:00 – Shark Tank / 10:00 – 2020
FOX – 8:00 – Friday Night Smackdown
CW – 8:00 – Penn and Teller / 9:00 – Nancy Drew
TV Talk Shows
Jimmy Fallon: Kieran Culkin, D.J. “Shangela” Pierce, Camilo & Evaluna
Stephen Colbert: Snail Mail
Seth Meyers: Beanie Feldstein, Norman Lear, Lady A, Atom Willard (R 10/27/21)
James Corden: Ben Platt (R 9/23/21)
The View: A former co-host returns to the table for Flashback Friday
The Talk: Kal Penn
Live with Kelly and Ryan: Dennis Quaid
Ellen DeGeneres: Nicole Scherzinger, Blake Anderson, guest host Tiffany Haddish
Wendy Williams: Sheila E., guest host Sherri Shepherd
The Real: Julissa Bermudez, IDK, NLE Choppa
Kelly Clarkson: Anna Kendrick, Michael Imperioli, Steve Schirripa, Duff Goldman, Tito Jackson
Tamron Hall: LeAnn Rimes, Dr. Mercy Odueyungbo
Drew Barrymore: Billy Porter, Missy Robbins
WHAT ARE YOU TALKIN’ ABOUT? Here are today’s PPM-Friendly Topics!
QUESTION: Worried your dog is LONELY?? Do NOT get a second pooch!! Dogs suffer more separation anxiety when left alone with ANOTHER DOG! Who knew???
QUESTION: When judging PACKAGE SIZE, do you look at the FEET and HANDS? This doctor says “Look at the NOSE!! It clearly predicts the size of the unit!!”
QUESTION: Scratching your head as PETE DAVIDSON dates the hottest babes in the country?? This NY Post columnist explains why SHE is falling for him!!!!
QUESTION: Think YOU’VE got problems?? Check out these newly colorized MUG SHOTS OF THE STARS (Including Al Pacino for armed robbery)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
QUESTION: Is THIS the “Sexiest Man Alive??” PEOPLE MAGAZINE gives the cover to CHRIS EVANS!! (Based on “babe appeal,” we’d say it’s PETE DAVIDSON!!)
Dwayne Johnson has lent his significant star power to the growing group of show business professionals pledging to no longer use real guns in their productions following the death of Halyna Hutchins. He spoke in an interview with Variety where he commented for the first time on the deadly incident that occurred on the set of the indie-western “Rust.” Alec Baldwin was holding a gun that he was led to believe was unloaded when a live round somehow fired from it killing Hutchins and wounding director Joel Souza. “First of all, I was heartbroken,” Johnson began. “We lost a life. My heart goes out to her family and everybody on set. I’ve known Alec, too, for a very long time.” That’s when the actor noted that the Netflix action movie, which he co-stars in alongside Gal Gadot and Ryan Reynolds, will be the last movie in which he uses real firearms. “I can’t speak for anyone else, but I can tell you, without an absence of clarity here, that any movie that we have moving forward with Seven Bucks Productions — any movie, any television show, or anything we do or produce — we won’t use real guns at all,” he pledged on behalf of himself and his production company. Johnson added: “We’re going to switch over to rubber guns, and we’re going to take care of it in post. We’re not going to worry about the dollars; we won’t worry about what it costs.”
*******Due to the popularity of the The Rock, several L.A. street gangs announced that THEY will be using rubber guns!!
*******In addition to the rubber guns, crew members will also be required to wear rubbers at home!!
******Wouldn’t the world be a better place if EVERY weapon was made of rubber?? Guns, knives…
Meghan Markle was blasted Thursday after it emerged she has been cold-calling US senators on their private numbers — and using her royal title while lobbying them about the disastrous $3.5 trillion spending bill. She startled the GOP lawmakers when she unexpectedly called them to lobby for federal paid parental leave as part of President Biden’s divisive proposals, they told Politico. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) said she was driving when a call came from a blocked number, which she assumed to be Democratic holdout Sen. Joe Manchin. “And she goes, ‘Senator Capito? … This is Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex,’” Capito recalled to Politico. “I couldn’t figure out how she got my number,” she said. Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) told Politico she also got a call from Prince Harry’s wife. “Much to my surprise, she called me on my private line and she introduced herself as the Duchess of Sussex, which is kind of ironic,” Collins said, according to Politico reporter Marianne LeVine. News of the cold calls and former actress Markle’s reliance on her duchess title quickly sparked outrage. “GOOD GRIEF! WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE?” one angry voter put it simply. Political pundit Darren Grimes called it further proof that Markle and Harry have turned into an “insufferable pair.” “If you have to cold-call someone, impress them with the force of your argument. Not by trading on the royal title of an institution you and your husband have done so much to undermine,” GB News host Colin Brazier tweeted.
*******Does she realize that the royal title is BRITISH???
*****One sure way to make people like you more?? Get into politics!!!
*******If WE got through to a senator, we’d try pitching them an extended warranty for their car!!!
The much-hyped “Indiana Jones” sequel’s trouble-plagued production just took a darker turn — as a crew member has reportedly died on location in Morocco. “Indiana Jones 5” camera operator Nic Cupac, 54, was found dead in his hotel room in the city of Fes, Walt Disney Studios confirmed. “Our hearts go out to the family and friends of Nic Cupac, an incredibly talented colleague and member of the film community who will be greatly missed,” a rep for the production told The Post. “His sudden passing was not production related. Nic was a grip on 2nd unit.” His cause of death has not been publicly disclosed, but “he is thought to have died of natural causes,” The Sun reported. Cupac — an industry veteran who also worked on films in the “Jurassic Park,” “Harry Potter” and “Star Wars” franchises — only recently jetted to Morocco to help film the big-budget blockbuster. The movie was originally slated to hit theaters on July 9, 2021, but was pushed back to July 29, 2022, due to the pandemic. Last month, Disney announced it is now scheduled for release in summer 2023.
*********We didn’t realize how dangerous the movie business really is!!
*****They’re waiting ’til 2023?? Will Harrison Ford make it??
Kim Kardashian and Pete Davidson’s rumored romance is apparently heating up quickly. They were spotted on another date in New York City. According to Page Six, the alleged couple was seen arriving separately at a private members’ social club called Zero Bond on Wednesday night. A restaurant source told the outlet they dined together. Kardashian wore a long, tight black dress with sleeves while Davidson wore jeans and white sneakers. This is their second date this week according to reports The Skims founder and the comedian were spotted on Tuesday night dining together on Davidson’s native Staten Island. They made headlines back in October when they starred in an “SNL” sketch together and kissed. They played Jasmine and Aladdin.
*********How long before the sex tape comes out??
******Is she trying to make Kanye jealous?? Sorry… “Ye??”
*******Anybody know where her kids are?? Does she???
Tom Hanks said in an interview Wednesday that Jeff Bezos, the billionaire founder of Amazon offered to fly him to space before William Shatner, but joked that he would have to pay. He appeared on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” and was asked about rumors that Bezos offered to fly him to space before William Shatner. Hanks confirmed the rumor. “And, you know, it costs, like 28 million bucks or something like that…and I’m doing good, Jimmy…I’m doing good” but he said he isn’t going to fork over that amount. (Shatner reportedly did not have to pay.) Last month, Shatner, 90, and three fellow passengers hurtled to an altitude of 66.5 miles over the West Texas desert in the fully automated capsule, then safely parachuted back to Earth. The flight lasted just over 10 minutes. He called it the “most profound experience.”
***********Who would go on a flight like that with Tom Hanks?? Every time he goes somewhere, it’s a disaster!! Just watch “Apollo 13,” “Forrest Gump,” “Sully” and “Castaway!!!”
*****The real price of the trip is $250,000!! That’s chump change to Tom!!
****He’s a leading man, so he should just send a stunt double up and say he did it!!!
Tommy Lee and John Travolta are unlikely friends and exchanged cookie recipes and shared their baking techniques with the world on Wednesday. The Mötley Crüe drummer shared a quick video clip on TikTok of a series of text messages with the actor where they shared recipes for peanut butter chip cookies. Travolta’s text read, “Tommy, can you send me that peanut butter [chocolate] chip cookie recipe you have?” Lee happily agreed and passed along a scrumdiddlyumptious recipe. The musician then jokingly replied “Your welcies!!!” alongside a photo of the cookies fresh out of the oven. John then sent back a snap of the yet-uncooked dough in muffin tins as they cooked in the oven. “You didn’t know I was Johnny Crocker,” Travolta wrote. Lee’s video also featured a clip of Travolta taste-testing the baked goods. “You would’ve thought that two superstars would spend their Wednesday nights baking brownies and cookies? [While drinking] fresh lemonade!”
*******This is just a little TOO cozy for us!!
Ripping The Tabloids (Throughout the week, we’ll give you the stories from that weeks tabs!)
**Please Credit Publication!
Brolin Still Boiling Over Losing Bond!-(National Enquirer)
Jealous James Brolin has been holding a grudge against the late Roger Moore for 40 years for preventing him from playing superspy James Bond, sources snitched. The “Marcus Welby, M.D,” actor claimed he was tapped to succeed Moore when the dashing Brit decided to ditch his 007 role after 1981’s “For Your Eyes Only.” “I had the job,” insisted James, now 81. “Roger Moore said he wasn’t gonna do any more.” James recalled hearing “through someone else” that the suave star was staying put for 1983’s critically panned “Octopussy.”
Mick’s Emotional Rescue!-(Globe)
Jagger, 78, planning wedding and 9th baby after Watts’ death. Rolling Stones Mick Jagger has finally found satisfaction with ballerina baby mama [mom to their son, almost 5] Melanie Hamrick, 35, insiders say, and plans to marry her and have another baby! Sources tattle the 78-year-old rocker has overcome his resistance to wedded bliss since the death of longtime bandmate Charlie Watts and he’s asked his ladylove to have his NINTH child! The “Jumpin’ Jack Flash” singer’s other children are aged 22 to 50. He also has five grandchildren and two great-grandkids.
OMG! They dated?-(Us Weekly)
Leonardo DiCaprio & Gisele Bundchen-
For years, DiCaprio had a reputation for being a “modelizer.” But after he met Bundchen in 1999, the actor only had eyes for her. They dated on and off for six years until the Brazillian beauty decided to overhaul her lifestyle to calm her panic attacks-she quit drinking, smoking and dating DiCaprio. “Was I alone in wanting to do some soul-searching while he stayed the same? In the end, unfortunately, the answer was yes,” the model later confessed.
Kate Beckinsale: I’m Too Smart!-(Star)
She’s no dummy! Kate Beckinsale revealed in a recent interview that her 152 IQ puts her in the “genius” realm-but her beautiful brain has hardly helped her in Hollywood. “It’s really not helpful in my career,” the 48-year-old says. “I just think it might have been a handicap, really.”
Pieces of Angie-(Star)
LA, Oct 18
The family that makes a fashion statement together, stays together? Proud mom Angelina Jolie walked the red carpet at Marvel’s Eternals premiere with five of her six kids, who she says wore “all vintage and upcycled my old stuff.” In fact, fans were quick to point out that 16-year-old Zahara rocked the actress’ exact Elie Saab gown from the 2014 Oscars!
Kendall Jenner & Devin Booker: Courtside Kiss-(People)
On Oct. 22 the NBA star, 24, smooched his model girlfriend, 25, at the Staples Center after he helped lead the Phoenix Suns to victory over the L.A. Lakers. The couple were first linked in April 2020
Last Laughs-(In Touch)
“Music commentators are noting that upcoming releases from Taylor Swift and Adele signal a shift for ‘Hot Girl Summer’ to ‘Sad Girl Autumn.’ Which is followed, as always, by ‘Messy Diva Christmas.’”-Colin Jost.
“Halloween Kills is out. You can tell times have changed: We’re all rooting for the guy wearing a mask.”-Jimmy Fallon.
“Haven’t watched Scenes From a Marriage yet, but my wife loves it and keeps shouting ‘Nailed it!’ at the TV.”-Conan O’Brien.
Parrot Checks Out Traffic Camera
Workers with a Brazilian highway management company received a surprise when a curious Amazon parrot flew up to investigate a traffic camera. Footage posted to Twitter by highway management company Arteris Planalto Sul shows the parrot’s head blocking the view of the highway near Curitiba as it investigates the traffic camera. “We received a special visit,” the post said. Environmental authorities confirmed the bird was an Amazon parrot, a species listed as endangered in Brazil and Bolivia. See the video HERE.
*********It’s Brazil!! Even the parrots take selfies!!
******The bird said, “I’M endangered??? No!! YOU’RE endangered!!!”
******They should post a sign: “No birds allowed!!!”
Message In A Bottle Found
A woman walking on an Alaska beach is trying to unravel the mystery of an unusual discovery: a message in a bottle apparently launched in 1987. Pam Joy of Skagway said she was walking on the beach at the Dyea flats when she spotted a bottle with a group of washed-up logs, branches and other debris. Joy opened the bottle and discovered a written message on a sheet of paper: “Happy New Year 1987!” The message was not signed and did not say where the bottle was launched, Joy said. “Maybe it really hasn’t traveled very far. Or maybe it came from Australia. Who knows?” Joy told KHNS-FM. Joy said she is hoping to find the sender of the bottle. “I really wish that I had some way to identify who it was or how far it’s come and where it came from. I would like to be able to let the person know who wrote this that I found it where I found it,” she said.
*******If they wanted someone to track them down… they would have included their name and address. Just sayin’!!!
Florida Man Makes Hollywood Escape
A Florida man in a stolen vehicle crashed on a Fort Myers area bridge during a police chase and then tried to avoid capture by jumping into the river, video released by authorities this week showed. The 34-year-old man survived the jump from the Edison Bridge, which spans the Caloosahatchee River, late Friday, the Lee County Sheriff’s Office said. He faces charges of auto theft and fleeing, according to the sheriff’s office. The pursuit started when sheriff’s deputies tried to pull over the van, which had been reported stolen, and it sped off, the sheriff’s office said. The helicopter video showed the vehicle losing control and crashing into the barrier on the side of the bridge. Video after the jump appeared to show the man swimming toward the support columns of the bridge, where he was pulled from the water by a Fort Myers police boat.
*********Doesn’t he know?? That only works for James Bond!!!
********He did win the Florida State Award for “Most Interesting Police Pursuit!!”
TOPIC: Were YOU ever caught in the middle of a “police action??”
Woman Caught Watching Movie While Driving
A bold and illegal move by a Florida driver, all caught on camera. The person had their phone mounted to the steering wheel with a movie playing while driving down the road. This Netflix loving motorist was caught on camera, driving down, Colonial Boulevard, her phone mounted on the steering wheel. So she wouldn’t miss the big moment in this movie. What she is missing, the road ahead. “That is very much so an accident waiting to happen,” said Jakeim Howard. “Well, I would assume that means she’s not paying attention to the road. If she’s not noticing someone filming her.” So focused on the feature film, she didn’t even realize she was being filmed. No word if the driver caught on this particular video was cited by police.
*******Watching a movie while driving?? That’s old hat in L.A.!!!
*******She was watching “Driving School!!!”
*******She didn’t BUY a ticket, but she may GET a ticket!!!
STUFF THAT’S COOL AND VIRAL
VIDEO: SWISS AIR FORCE SHOWS OFF.
VIDEO: LIVING IN ANTARCTICA.
A LIST FOR FRIDAY
5 Accidentally Manipulative Things You Say At Work
- “We all think…”
Sarah Johnston, co-founder of Job Search Journey, said she’s seen great bosses and colleagues make the mistake of speaking as though everyone agrees with what they think.
“It can be easy to fall into the false consensus trap when you are working alongside people that you like and have many things in common with. Where this can be dangerous is if you are making assumptions about what your team wants or likes because it’s your personal preference,” Johnston said. “For example, a leader might think his or her team likes working remotely, but until they actually pulsed their team, it could be a false assumption.”
Brown said phrases like “Everyone thinks this” or “I’m not the only one who feels this way” can give additional weight to your words, and make it seem like you have more backing than you may actually have. When peers pressure each other with this language in group settings, she said, it can send a message that another perspective would place the person at odds with the team.
- “Do you have a minute?”
“Do you have a minute?” might seem like a polite way to broach a question, but “pouncing it on someone without any context around what you are asking for does nothing more than guilt-trip the other person into saying ‘yes’ ― not only to your icebreaker, but also to the request lurking behind your question,” said Gorick Ng, a career adviser at Harvard University and the author of “The Unspoken Rules: Secrets to Starting Your Career Off Right.”
Most people usually have a minute to spare, so it’s hard for colleagues to turn you down. When you ask this “yes” or “no” question, Ng said, you’re basically asking one to which the other person feels like they have to say yes “unless they are taking off on an airplane.”
“You aren’t actually interested in knowing whether the other person has a minute,” Ng explained. “You’re interested in knowing if they can help you with something right now. Whatever you want, you might as well ask for it directly.”
In other words, instead of passively asking for your colleague’s time, it’s more considerate to get right to the point. Ng said you could phrase your request like, “Hey, I’m trying to figure out what X means. Do you have a moment to explain or should I ask someone else, or would you prefer to chat later?”
- “I’m not saying you should do X, but…”
Organizational psychologist Laura Gallaher of the consulting firm Gallaher Edge called this phrase “a classic move in sales: Say something to somebody by saying you’re not saying it. The brain doesn’t really process ‘not,’ so what you end up hearing is ‘You should do this,’ while the person ends up not seeming bossy.”
This tactic is manipulative because it gives you an out, regardless of whether the person follows your advice. “It’s failing to rise to the level of taking a solid stance, which creates accountability, while also distancing them from the decision the person does make. It can be like an ‘I told you so’ moment afterward if it doesn’t work out,” Gallaher said.
Similarly, phrases like “You can do what you want, but…” are subtle manipulations that “create doubt in somebody’s head about how they want to do it, making them more suggestible to a different way,” Gallaher said.
- “Don’t spend all night on this.”
On the surface, this seems like an acknowledgment of the importance of a colleague’s well-being, but too often it’s followed by a demand. Ng said that in professional services circles, this manipulative phrase is almost seen as a joke because it’s so commonly dropped late in the day, only to be followed by a big “but,” plus an immediate deadline like, “I need this by 8 a.m. tomorrow.”
Well-intended managers who do this may either not recognize how long a task truly takes or haven’t clarified that the work that’s expected isn’t a full report that would require hours of work.
“From the perspective of junior staff, managers who consistently drop lines like this, only to ruin their teams’ evenings and weekends, can come across as disingenuous at best, and sadistic at worst,” Ng said.
Instead of suggesting the task shouldn’t take up too much time, those who feel compelled to use this phrase should communicate what actually needs to be done, and why. Ask yourself whether the request can wait until tomorrow; if it can’t, make it clear to your colleague how long you expect the work to take, and whether your estimate aligns with the other person’s estimate, Ng said.
“Saying ‘don’t spend all night’ isn’t enough,” he said. “For your team to truly not spend all night, you need to agree on how you’ll get there.”
- “Don’t you agree?” or “Isn’t this best?”
Phrases like “Don’t you agree?” or “Isn’t this the best way?” “don’t invite actual discussion or disagreement, it’s just coercion into agreeing,” Brown said.
When bosses do this, they can put employees in the uncomfortable position of confronting them if they do not agree.
Instead of leading discussions with these manipulative phrases, Brown said it would be better to ask your colleague more open-ended questions, such as “Do you see things differently?” or “From your perspective, would that not work?”
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