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Born on this day!!  Singer Barbara Ann Hawkins of The Dixie Cups is 77. Director Ang Lee is 66. Jazz singer Dianne Reeves is 64. Country singer Dwight Yoakam is 64. Director-actor Sam Raimi (“Spider-Man” films) is 61. Singer “Weird Al” Yankovic is 61. Bassist Robert Trujillo of Metallica is 56. Singer David Thomas of Take 6 is 54. Drummer Brian Nevin of Big Head Todd and The Monsters is 54. Singer Junior Bryant of Ricochet is 52. Actor John Huertas (“Castle”) is 51. Country singer Jimmy Wayne is 48. Bassist Eric Bass of Shinedown is 46. “So You Think You Can Dance” host Cat Deeley is 44. Actor Ryan Reynolds is 44. Actor Saycon Sengbloh (TV’s “In The Dark”) is 43. Singer Matthew Shultz of Cage The Elephant is 37. “The View” host Meghan McCain is 36. Actor Masiela Lusha (“George Lopez”) is 35. Singer Miguel is 35. Actor Emilia Clarke (“Game of Thrones”) is 34. Actor Inbar Lavi (“Imposters,” ″Prison Break”) is 34. Actor Jessica Stroup (“90210”) is 34. Trumpeter Allen Branstetter of St. Paul and the Broken Bones is 30. Actor Taylor Spreitler (“Kevin Can Wait”) is 27. Actor Margaret Qualley (TV’s “Fosse/Verdon”) is 26. Actor Amandla Stenberg (“The Hunger Games”) is 22.


1915 – 25,000 women marched in New York City, demanding the right to vote.
1946 – The United Nations General Assembly convened in New York for the first time.
1973 – President Richard Nixon agreed to turn White House tape recordings requested by the Watergate special prosecutor over to Judge John J. Sirica.
1983 – A suicide truck-bombing at Beirut International airport in Lebanon killed 241 U.S. Marines and sailors.
2002 – Chechen rebels seized a crowded Moscow theater, taking hundreds hostage. Russian forces stormed the building the next day.
2003 – Madame Chiang Kai-shek died at age 105.

Today Is: IPod Day, Mole Day, National Mole Day, Swallows Depart from San Juan Capistrano Day, TechDay, TV Talk Show Host Day

Primetime TV (All Times Eastern)

CBS – 8:00 –  Big Brother  /  9:00 – Undercover Boss  /  10:00 – Blue Bloods
NBC – 8:00  – America Ninja Warrior  /  10:00 – Dateline NBC
ABC – 8:00 –  Shark Tank  /  9:00 – 2020
FOX – 8:00 – World Series
CW – 8:00 –  Masters Of Illusion  /  8:30 – Masters Of Illusion  /  9:00 – World’s Funniest Animals  /  9:30 – World’s Funniest Animals

TV Talk Shows

Stephen Colbert: 2020 Campaign Coverage Special
Seth Meyers: Alicia Vikander, Maya Erskine, Anna Konkle (R 9/24/20)
James Corden: Jeremy Strong, SuperM
Lilly Singh: Erin Moriarty (R 3/3/20)
The View: Leslie Jones
The Talk: Blair Underwood, Piers Morgan
Live with Kelly and Ryan: Anthony Anderson, Dr. Sandra Lee
Ellen DeGeneres: Magic Johnson, Keith Barry
Wendy Williams: Sen. Cory Booker
The Real: Annie Potts, Tiffany “The Budgetnista” Aliche
Kelly Clarkson: Marlon Wayans, Cleo Wade, Tiana Major9
Tamron Hall: Why finding joy is so important right now, and sharing the people and things that make us all feel good
Drew Barrymore: Seth Macfarlane, Liza Gillies

WHAT ARE YOU TALKIN’ ABOUT? Here are today’s PPM-Friendly Topics!

QUESTION: Were they working on a DARWIN AWARD??? These Jersey guys were arrested for trying to shoot BOWLING BALLS out of a CANNON!!!!!!!!!!


QUESTION: Is THIS what they think of you?? The former CEO of Google calls social media networks “AMPLIFIERS FOR IDIOTS!!” (And we say.. good call!)


QUESTION: Is Prince Harry “desperately unhappy” in his marriage?? Was he “hooked by a political activist??” That’s what this Royal Watcher says!!!!!!!!!!!


QUESTION: Why does this Instagram model HAVE A GUN?? So she can defend her family!! Watch as she gets into a GUNFIGHT with these HOME INVADERS!!!!!!!!


QUESTION: “You talkin’ ’bout ME???” Carole Baskin files a lawsuit against Joe Exotic over his “Casket Baskin Briefs!!!” He’s selling underwear.. she wants her share!!

Quibi Shuts Down

Quibi, the short-form entertainment content streaming service, announced Wednesday it was shutting down some six months after it launched.  Founders film producer Jeffrey Katzenberg and Meg Whitman, the former CEO of Hewlett Packard, announced in a statement the streaming service would start “winding down,” saying they were looking to sell its content and technology assets.  The service streamed content a maximum length of 10 minutes it called “quick bites” and launched in April after raising more than $1.5 billion that allowed it to lure top talent to its service, such as Chrissy TeigenAnna KendrickSam RaimiIdris Elba, Jennifer Lopez and Steph Curry.  “We opened the door to the most creative and imaginative minds in Hollywood to innovate from script to screen and the result was content that exceeded our expectations,” they wrote. “We challenged engineers to build a mobile platform that enabled a new form of storytelling — and they delivered a groundbreaking and delightful service.”  Katzenberg and Whitman said it failed in part because it launched amid the coronavirus pandemic, which forced people to stay home and in less need of using their phones to stream short yet polished content while on the go. In part it may have failed because the idea wasn’t strong enough, they said.
********Their 4 to 10 minute shows are getting their ass kicked by the 30 second posts on Tik Tok!!!
******They just overestimated the attention span of the American people!!!
*******When you’ve got that kind of money, you’re sure to attract top talent!!!
*****They could have asked the radio industry!! We can’t get people to sit through a 4-minute record!!!

Felicity Huffman Almost Done With Sentence

Felicity Huffman is close to completing her sentence for her role in the nationwide college admissions scandal.  Huffman, who served 11 days in prison in 2019 for her role in the national scandal that exposed the rich and famous engaging in illegal schemes to buy their kids into some of the nation’s top schools, requested the return of her passport in a court document filed on Wednesday.  Huffman’s legal team said she’s nearly met all of the terms of her supervised release and will soon complete the requirements that were first imposed on her back in September 2019.  “At the time of her initial appearance Ms. Huffman surrendered her passport without objection to the United States Probation and Pretrial Services Office,” her request says.  It continues: “Ms. Huffman will shortly complete the period of supervised release the Court imposed on September 13, 2019. She has alredy completed all other aspects of the sentence the Court imposed that day.” Huffman’s legal team argues that her passport is still in possession of the United States Probation and Pretrial Services Office and the government’s counsel agrees to her request for its return.  It’s been nearly one year since Huffman was released from prison after she served 11 days of her 14-day sentence.
********Question: where in the hell is she gonna go??? Americans can’t travel anywhere but Mexico!!
*******Maybe she’s going to Tijuana to pick up some drugs!!
*******She’s even sexier now that she’s an ex-con!!

Elton John Barbie

Elton John has teamed up with Mattel to debut a new limited-edition Barbie doll in his honor.  The “Tiny Dancer” doll is being released to coincide with his 45-year anniversary of his record-breaking concert at Dodgers Stadium in 1975 — making it the largest single-artist concert in history at the time.  “Barbie is an icon in her own right, so having her pay tribute to my work and personal style is a real honor,” John said in a statement to Rolling Stone. “I hope that she inspires fans everywhere to fearlessly pursue their own dreams and limitless potential.”  Available at Walmart, the 12-inch blonde doll will take on the full Elton persona, complete with a rainbow-detailed bomber jacket and flared denim pants with the initials “E” and “J” emblazoned on the front of each leg, respectively.  The Elton John Barbie — complete with a bedazzled collectable box with a doll stand — retails for $50.
*********It’s an exact replica… because he has plastic genitals!!
*******Ken is trying to figure out how he feels about this!!!

Epstein Had A “Prince Andrew” Puppet

The Prince Andrew puppet that was allegedly used to grope some of Jeffrey Epstein’s victims made a cameo in Ghislaine Maxwell’s 2016 deposition that was unsealed Thursday.  The doll, same one that Epstein accuser Virginia Roberts Giuffre said bore the likeness of the British royal, was the subject of a lengthy line of questioning in Maxwell’s seven-hour testimony. “Is there any puppet you’ve ever seen in Jeffrey Epstein’s home in the presence of [redacted]?” asked Giuffre’s lawyer Sigrid McCawley.  “Again, puppet, you know, there is lots of types of puppets,” Maxwell shot back.  “Any type of puppet,” McCawley continued. She later asks Maxwell, “Have you seen any puppet that fits any description in the presence of [redacted] in Jeffrey Epstein’s home?”  After an objection from her lawyer, Maxwell waffles, “I am not aware of any small handheld puppet that was there. There was a puppet — not a puppet — there was a — I don’t know how would you describe it really, I don’t know how would you describe it. Not a puppet, I don’t know how you would describe it. A caricature of [redacted] that was in Jeffrey’s home.”  Many names were redacted in the deposition ahead of it going public on Thursday.  Giuffre claimed Andrew used a puppet to allegedly grope her at Epstein’s Upper East Side mansion in 2001. Giuffre has said Maxwell was there at the time of the alleged abuse.  Another Epstein accuser, Johanna Sjoberg, had also reportedly accused Andrew of inappropriately touching her with the same puppet.
*********We thought you used the puppet to show WHERE you were groped!!
*******Kermit called to make sure we knew it was “puppet,” not a Muppet!!!”
*******Did they get the Prince Andrew puppet at the Royal Gift Shop??

Meghan and Harry Re-Launch Website

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are back online! After bidding farewell to their Sussex Royal brand after they stepped down as senior royals earlier this year, the Sussexes have launched the website for their upcoming nonprofit, Archewell. The nonprofit, which Meghan and Harry announced in April, will comprise charitable endeavors, an educational website, support groups, mentoring, and other as yet unannounced ventures.  The Archewell website currently consists of only one page, a minimalist beige homepage with a breakdown of the nonprofit’s name in black text. Arche is defined as a “Greek word meaning “source of action,” whereas well is described as “a plentiful source or supply; a place we go to dig deep.” Sussex fans can also sign up for Archewell emails, in order to keep updated on the venture’s “activities and initiatives.”
*********”Archewell” means “Archie Will Have Your Money!!!”
*******They’ve switched “Sussex Royal” to “Sucks to be Royal!!!”


Ripping The Tabloids (Throughout the week, we’ll give you the stories from that weeks tabs!)
**Please Credit Publication!

Barbra Plays With Dolls-Of Herself!-(National Enquirer)

Barbra Streisand collects dolls of HERSELF! “Barbra has a huge doll collection, which in itself is strange for a 77-year-old woman. But some of the dolls are miniature versions of Babs in all her greatest film roles!” sources dished. “Barbra enjoys playing with the dolls and basking in memories of her career. She also has almost every costume and prop from her films on display like a Barbra Streisand museum!”

Smooches, Babies, Farewells & More!-(Globe)

Things are heating up for Josh Duhamel, 46, and former Miss World America Audra Mari, 25, who were caught locking lips at a Toronto airport. His ex, singer Fergie, filed for divorce in may after nearly two years of separation.

Michelle Pfeiffer, 61, slipped on a marble floor getting out of hotel bathtub and broke her arm.

Metallica canceled its upcoming tour of Australia and New Zealand due to band co-founder/frontman James Hetfield, 56, reentering rehab.

Things You Don’t Know About: Elizabeth Olsen-(Us Weekly)

The Avengers star lets us marvel at her factoids.

1. I’ve always wished I could be an incredible modern dancer-I always want to move my body.

2. I’m happiest when I’m traveling. My work and life have been so stuck in L.A., I feel most relaxed when I’m somewhere else.

3. For my 30th birthday [Feb. 16], I took a trip to NYC!

4. My first car was one of my sister’s when she moved to New York. It was a Range Rover from 2005. She worked for it and then I benefited.

5. My celebrity crushes growing up were George Clooney and Frank Sinatra.

Evan& Halsey: Heating Up!-(Star)

Halsey’s relentless pursuit of Evan Peters has finally paid off. “As soon as they were both single, a mutual friend jumped at the chance to hook them up,” a source dishes. “They’re having a great time.” The American Horror Story star, 32, was engaged to Emma Roberts before their split earlier this year, while the signer, 25, previously dated G-Eazy and Yunblud. However, Halsey’s been vocal about her admiration for Evan for years, tweeting, “I’m so in love with Evan Peters,” and joking she was starting a petition to get the actor to date her. “Evan teases her about tweeting how much she’s like him since 2012,” says the insider, “but because of that, they got together!” Now the two can’t get enough of each other: “This has the makings of something serious, because Evan sees this going somewhere.”

Jen: Miffed Over Morning Show-(Life & Style)

Jennifer Aniston is returning to TV for the first time in 15 years-and she’s afraid that it shows! According to an insider, the 50-year-old actress “isn’t happy” with how she looks in the ads for her upcoming Apple+ series, The Morning Show, especially standing next to Reese Witherspoon, 43. “Jen hates the photo they choose. She thinks her face looks rounder, fuller, even rubbery,” the insider says. “That shot just doesn’t do her justice.” While a rep for the Friends alum denies the discord, the insider insists that, though Jen is all for aging gracefully, “she wouldn’t have minded if the art department had gone in and tweaked a few things.”

Dating: Lily Allen & David Harbour-(People)

The British singer, 34, and the Stranger Things star, 44, were photographed kissing on Oct. 13 in New York City, where Allen attended the Saturday Night Live afterparty with Harbour, who hosted the show. The pair were first spotted together in August at a play in London.

Diss of the Week-(In Touch)

Mariah Carey

“I did not name my fans [the Lambs], and I think it’s insulting that other people have named their fans.”

-seemingly shading Lady Gaga and her “Little Monsters.”



Florida Cat Finds 2-Headed Snake

Wildlife officials in Florida are taking care of an unusual snake brought in by a woman whose cat dragged the serpent inside her home, leading to the discovery that the reptile has two heads.  Kay Rogers said her daughter’s cat, Olive, brought a snake into the living room of the family’s Palm Harbor home and after rescuing the reptile from the feline they noticed the small snake has two heads.  “Originally I thought my daughter was kidding when she said that. Then I saw him and was amazed, I had never seen anything like that,” Rogers told WKMG-TV.  The snake, a black racer that Rogers’ daughter named Dos, is now in the care of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Research Institute.  See the photo HERE.
********A two-headed snake?? Kind of like (insert least-favorite presidential ticket here)!!!!!
********Two heads.. you know what that means!! Two hats!!
********This is a snake that can talk to itself!!!

Norway Apologizes For Extra Hour

The Norwegian official responsible for Daylight Saving Time in the country apologized for adding an additional hour to what “has already been a very demanding year.”  Iselin Nybo, whose duties as minister of Trade and Industry include implementing Daylight Saving Time, said the clocks will be set back an hour Sunday morning in accordance with the traditional time change.  “As minister of time, I strongly regret that 2020 will be another hour longer. This has already been a very demanding year for many,” Nybo told the Norwegian News Agency.  She encouraged Norwegians to look on the “brighter” side to the time change.  “When we set the clock back, the night gets an hour longer. This means that when we get up on Sunday, the sun has managed to get a little further up above the horizon than at the same time the day before, and we get a brighter morning than we would otherwise have,” she said.  The European Parliament voted in 2019 to back a proposal to do away with the twice-yearly Daylight Saving Time change, with a goal of eliminating it by 2021.
*********Finally!! A public official who apologizes!!! Can we borrow her??
*******What if we just don’t participate, and go the rest of the year without recognizing DST??
*******Norway? No way!!!

Parrot Rescued From Top Of City Hall

Firefighters were called to a New Jersey city hall to rescue a macaw perched on the building’s roof.  Paterson Fire Chief Brian McDermott said the parrot was spotted atop Paterson City Hall on Tuesday by a film crew working in the area.  The department shared photos of fire crews using a ladder truck to reach the frightened bird high on the rooftop.  McDermott said the owner of the escaped bird, identified as Chewy, went up on the ladder to retrieve the pet.  “The bird just jumped on him and was visibly relieved,” McDermott told  Chief Animal Control Officer John DeCando said Chewy appeared frightened during the rescue, but was in good health.  “You couldn’t ask for anything happier,” DeCando said. “The bird was reunited with the owner and suffered no injuries.”
*********The parrot suffered from multiple gunshot wounds and had several warrants out for his arrest!!

Pregnant Woman Runs Under 6 Minute Mile

A California athlete’s speed is going viral for an unusual reason after she ran a mile in under 6 minutes — while 9 months pregnant.  Makenna Myler, 28, said her doctors cleared her to continue running with the Valor Track Club in Orange County five to six times a week while pregnant.  Myler’s husband, Mike, bet her $100 that she could not run a mile in under 8 minutes, and she decided to take on the challenge only one week before her due date.  The runner crushed the goal, finishing with a time of 5 minutes, 25 seconds. The average time for a female runner to complete a mile is 10 minutes, 40 seconds.  “I think pregnancy is a beautiful thing and it’s not an injury or a sickness, that you’re still really capable,” Myler told Good Morning America.  See the video HERE.
*******She’s really got a big pair of ovaries!!!





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Here’s the full list of what’s being added to Netflix in November:

Nov. 1

M’entends-tu? (Can You Hear Me?) Season 2 (Netflix Original)

60 Days In Season 5

A Clockwork Orange

Boyz in the Hood


Christmas Break-In

Dawson’s Creek Seasons 1-6

Easy A

Elf Pets: A Fox Cub’s Christmas Tale

Elf Pets: Santa’s Reindeer Rescue

Elliot the Littlest Reindeer

Forged in Fire Season 6

Jumping the Broom

Knock Knock

Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath Seasons 1-3

Little Monsters (1989)

Mile 22

Ocean’s Eleven

Paul Blart: Mall Cop



School Daze


The Garfield Show Season 3

The Impossible

The Indian in the Cupboard

The Next Karate Kid

Wheels of Fortune

Yes Man

Nov. 2


Nov. 3

Felix Lobrecht: Hype (Netflix Original)

Mother (Netflix Original)

Nov. 4

A Christmas Catch

Christmas with a Prince

Love and Anarchy (Netflix Original)

Nov. 5

A New York Christmas Wedding

Carmel: Who Killed Maria Marta? (Netflix Original)

Midnight at the Magnolia

Operation Christmas Drop (Netflix Original)

Paranormal (Netflix Original)

Nov. 6

Citation (Netflix Original)

Country Ever After (Netflix Original)

La trinchera infinita (The Endless Trench) (Netflix Original)

The Late Bloomer

Nov. 9

Undercover Season 2 (Netflix Original)

Nov. 10

Dash & Lily (Netflix Original)

Trash Truck (Netflix Original)

Nov. 11

Aunty Donna’s Big Ol’ House of Fun (Netflix Original)

The Liberator (Netflix Original)

Nasce uma Rainha (A Queen is Born) (Netflix Original)

What We Wanted (Netflix Original)

Nov. 12

Fruitvale Station

Graceful Friends

Ludo (Netflix Original)

Prom Night

Nov. 13

American Horror Story: 1984

Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey (Netflix Original)

The Life Ahead (Netflix Original)

The Minions of Midas (Netflix Original)

Nov. 15

A Very Country Christmas

America’s Next Top Model Seasons 19-20

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2

The Crown Season 4 (Netflix Original)

Hometown Holiday

Survivor Seasons 20, 28

V for Vendetta

Nov. 16


Whose Streets?

Nov. 17

The Boss Baby: Back in Business Season 4 (Netflix Original)

We Are the Champions (Netflix Original)

Nov. 18

El sabor de las margaritas (Bitter Daisies) Season 2 (Netflix Original)

Holiday Home Makeover with Mr. Christmas (Netflix Original)

Nov. 19

The Princess Switch: Switched Again (Netflix Original)

Nov. 20

Alien Xmas (Netflix Original)

Flavorful Origins: Gansu Cuisine (Netflix Original)

If Anything Happens I Love You (Netflix Original)

Voices of Fire (Netflix Original)

Nov. 22

Dolly Parton’s Christmas on the Square (Netflix Original)

Machete Kills

Nov. 23

Hard Kill

Shawn Mendes: In Wonder (Netflix Original)

Nov. 24

Dragons: Rescue Riders: Huttsgalor Holiday (Netflix Original)

El Cuaderno de Tomy (Notes for My Son) (Netflix Original)

Hillbilly Elegy (Netflix Original)

Wonderoos (Netflix Original)

Nov. 25

The Christmas Chronicles: Part Two (Netflix Original)

Great Pretender Season 2 (Netflix Original)

Nov. 26

Larry the Cable Guy: Remain Seated

Mosul (Netflix Original)

Nov. 27

A Go! Go! Cory Carson Christmas (Netflix Original)

The Call (Netflix Original)

Dance Dreams: Hot Chocolate Nutcracker (Netflix Original)

Don’t Listen (Netflix Original)

Sugar Rush Christmas Season 2 (Netflix Original)

Überweihnachten (Over Christmas) (Netflix Original)

Virgin River Season 2 (Netflix Original)

La Belva (The Beast) (Netflix Original)

Nov. 28

The Uncanny Counter (Netflix Original)

Nov. 29

Wonderoos: Holiday Holiday! (Netflix Original)

Nov. 30

The 2nd

A Love So Beautiful (Netflix Original)

Finding Agnes (Netflix Original)

Rust Creek

Spookley and the Christmas Kittens

Coming soon:

Arashi’s Diary – Voyage Episodes 15-17 (Netflix Original)

Mismatched (Netflix Original)

Supernatural Season 15

Trial 4 (Netflix Original)


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