Born on this day!! R&B singer Nona Hendryx (LaBelle) is 76. Singer Jackson Browne is 72. Actor Gary Frank (“Family”) is 70. Actor Robert Wuhl (“Arli$$”) is 69. Manager-TV personality Sharon Osbourne is 68. Actor Tony Shalhoub (“Monk,” ″Wings”) is 67. Accordion player James Fearnley of The Pogues is 66. Actor Scott Bakula is 66. Actor John O’Hurley (“Dancing With The Stars,” ″Seinfeld”) is 66. Actor-turned-producer Linwood Boomer (“Little House On The Prairie”) is 65. Actor Michael Pare (“Eddie and the Cruisers”) is 62. Jazz saxophonist Kenny Garrett is 60. Singer-guitarist Kurt Neumann of The BoDeans is 59. Country singer Gary Bennett (BR549) is 56. Director Guillermo del Toro (“The Shape of Water,” ″Pan’s Labyrinth”) is 56. Singer P.J. Harvey is 51. Director Steve McQueen (“12 Years A Slave”) is 51. Actor Steve Burns (“Blues Clues”) is 47. Singer Sean Lennon is 45. Musician Lecrae is 41. Actor Brandon Routh (“DC’s Legends of Tomorrow,” ″Superman Returns”) is 41. Actor Zachery Ty Bryan (“Home Improvement”) is 39. Actor Spencer Grammer (“Greek”) is 37. Comedian Melissa Villasenor (“Saturday Night Live”) is 33. Actor Tyler James Williams (“Everybody Hates Chris”) is 28. Country singer Scotty McCreery (“American Idol”) is 27. Actor Jharrel Jerome (“When They See Us”) is 23.
THIS DAY IN GENIUS HISTORY
1635 – Religious dissident and Rhode Island founder, Roger Williams, was banished from the Massachusetts Bay Colony.
1888 – For the first time the public was admitted to the Washington Monument.
1930 – Aviator Laura Ingalls became the first woman to make a solo transcontinental flight across the United States.
1967 – Che Guevara was executed in Bolivia.
1975 – Soviet scientist Andrei Sakharov was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his work to end the nuclear arms race.
Today Is: International Beer and Pizza Day, Leif Erikson Day, National Chess Day, National Family Bowling Day, National Nanotechnology Day, National Pro-Life Cupcake Day, Shemini Atzeret, World Egg Day, World Post Card Day
TODAY ON TV!
Primetime TV (All Times Eastern)
CBS – 8:00 – Greatest At Home Videos / 9:00 – Undercover Boss / 10:00 – Blue Bloods
NBC – 8:00 – America Ninja Warrior / 10:00 – Dateline NBC
ABC – 8:00 – NBA Playoffs
FOX – 8:00 – Friday Night Smackdown
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
James Corden: Maisie Williams, Bright Eyes (R 8/24/20)
Conan: Beth Stelling (R 9/9/20)
The Talk: Cyndi Lauper
Live with Kelly and Ryan: Theresa Caputo
Ellen DeGeneres: Guest host Stephen “tWitch” Boss
Wendy Williams: Preston Conrad
The Real: Laz Alonso, Ledisi
Kelly Clarkson: Whitney Cummings, Ed Asner
Tamron Hall: The cast of “The Boys”, the cast of “I Love A Mama’s Boy”
Drew Barrymore: James Corden
WHAT ARE YOU TALKIN’ ABOUT? Here are today’s PPM-Friendly Topics!
QUESTION: How INSANE is the world right now?? This pregnant Australian woman was ARRESTED for traveling more than 5km from her home!!!! Madness!!!!
QUESTION: Why is this woman SUING BRAD PITT for $100,000?? She said he wooed her, spoke of marriage and ripped her off! He says she was tricked by an imposter!!
QUESTION: Better late than never??? SHAQUILLE O’NEAL just voted for the FIRST TIME EVER!!! The big man says, “I’m not a HYPOCRITE any more!! Nice!!!!!!!!
QUESTION: Why NOT??? People are still spotting crazy alternatives to FACE MASKS, like buckets, beekeepers’ hats, and even a pink, lacy THONG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
QUESTION: WHY did a woman chase this dog through the park for FIFTEEN MINUTES??? The dog found her SEX TOY and was having fun game of “fetch!!!”
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson celebrated on Thursday reaching 200 million followers on Instagram, making him the most followed man in America. Johnson, in a video directed at fans, shared a toast, discussed the milestone and noted that he has learned to always speak his truth. “And when you do speak your truth – do your best to speak with dignity, compassion, respect, poise and empathy,” the actor wrote alongside the clip. “Even when the conversations get uncomfortable – when you approach with respect and care – on the other side of discomfort – is clarity and progress,” he continued. Soccer star Ronaldo has the most followers worldwide on Instagram with 238 million, while Ariana Grande is the most followed woman in the world with 203 million. Johnson, in August, was named the world’s highest paid actor for a second, consecutive year. See his video HERE.
********His friends all chipped in to buy him a neck!!
*******The Rock’s career is carved in stone!!
******He’s “speaking his truth??” We thought he was just making a bunch of dumb movies!!
Fans are calling on Jeff Goldblum to appear on “Saturday Night Live” to reprise his role from the horror movie “The Fly” and poke fun at the most viral moment from the vice presidential debate. While Sen. Kamala Harris and Vice President Mike Pence debated the issues facing America on Wednesday ahead of the Nov. 3 election, viewers were quick to notice when a fly landed atop Pence’s silver hair, staying there for a good amount of time and distracting most of the audience from what the nominees were saying. The fly moment became one of the most viral from the debate, prompting countless jokes, parody accounts and mentions on Twitter. In addition, several users took to the social media site to implore “SNL” boss Lorne Michaels to call up Goldblum to either portray the fly in a sketch about the debate or to simply do some kind of parody of the 1986 classic.
*******We think that fly was Chinese mini-drone, delivering the virus to Pence!!
******Some people thought he was “pretty fly for a white guy!!!”
*****SOLID GOLD: Jeff Goldblum in “The Fly” talks about being an “insect politician!” GET IT HERE (Or on the audio page)
Ariana Grande may have played a part in Florida’s voter registration site experiencing a surge in traffic. On Monday, she took to Twitter and Instagram with a message for her followers from Florida, imploring them to register to vote, as “Florida has the potential of swaying the election.” As she mentioned in her message, Monday was initially the final day to register to vote in the state, and not long after the tweet was published, the registration website began to experience an “unprecedented” surge in traffic, the South Florida Sun Sentinal reported. Users of the website were hit with error messages and other online gaffes as they tried to register, prompting the state to extend the registration deadline by nearly 24 hours, according to the Orlando Sentinel. However, the state’s chief information officer placed the blame for the glitches on misconfigured servers rather than high traffic. Ariana has 77.5 million followers on Twitter. On Instagram, 203 million accounts follow her and that post received 723,000 likes. The spike was so unusual that the state worked with law enforcement to rule out a cyberattack. “Yikes #VoterSuppression,” Grande would later tweet when news of the crash broke. “@GovRonDeSantis please extend registrations.”
********Wait. If SHE caused the crash, isn’t SHE guilty of “voter suppression??”
Less than two months after the birth of her daughter Daisy Dove with Orlando Bloom, Katy Perry has returned to work — and to her signature over-the-top sense of style. Back on the set of “American Idol” Wednesday, Perry wore a custom head-to-toe cow-print look from Christian Siriano comprised of a hat, earrings, puff-sleeved peplum top with a train, pants, fingerless gloves and pointy-toe pumps. While pregnant with her baby girl, she sported everything from metallic and neon frocks to plenty of florals that hinted at her daughter’s name.
********Her daughter was named after a flower… and an ice cream bar!!
******She didn’t come back to work until her va-jay-jay snapped back!!
******Right now, Orlando Bloom is saying, “What the hell just happened??”
Eddie Van Halen’s older brother is mourning the loss of the beloved rock legend. “Hey Ed – Love you,” Alex Van Halen wrote in a statement sent to Fox News on Thursday. “See you on the other side. Your brother, Al.” The touching note was accompanied by a childhood photo of the siblings. Eddie Van Halen’s last Instagram post before his death, which was posted on May 8, commemorated his musician brother’s 67th birthday. “Happy birthday Al!!” captioned Eddie. “Love ya!!” Van Halen, recognized as one of the greatest guitarists of all time, passed away on Tuesday due to cancer. According to TMZ, citing sources, Van Halen died at a Santa Monica, Calif., hospital. Alex, as well as Van Halen’s son, Wolfgang, and wife Janie, were reported to be by his side.
******Do ya think Eddie is trying to explain the song “Running With the Devil” right now???
******When Alex gets to “the other side,” will he be smelling smoke???
Ripping The Tabloids (Throughout the week, we’ll give you the stories from that weeks tabs!)
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Halle Berry Playing Footsie With Van Hunt!-(National Enquirer)
Halle Berry has stopped being coy about the man she’s been playing footsie with-it’s Van Hunt! Halle, 54, confirmed she’s seeing Hunt, 50, by posting a photo of herself wearing a T-shirt with the singer’s logo! “Now ya know,” she wrote. In July, when she captioned a photo of two entwined pairs of feet with “Sunday, funday,” she didn’t mention she was with the “Dust” crooner!
Gaga Lost Fame Game-(Globe)
Pop singer Lady Gaga claims superstardom helped feed her deep, dark depression. “I used to wake up every day and remember I was Lady Gaga-and then I would get depressed. I didn’t want to be myself,” says the 34-year-old songbird. Terrified to leave the house, the “Rain On Me” superstar reveals she was often “catatonic” and says she’d sit outside and spend hours “chain-smoking and crying.” However, she has since bounced back.
On Her Side-(Us Weekly)
Brad Pitt’s love Nicole Poturalski, 27, shocked fans when she shot down a social media troll who accused her of hating his ex Angelina Jolie, but the actor, 56, “wasn’t angry,” says a source. “For it to become this thing that suddenly everyone was talking about should’ve been surprising to Brad.” But he isn’t letting the drama get him down. “Brad’s [glad] that he’s found someone that makes him feel loved,” says the source, noting that he’s “realistic” about his long-distance romance with the married German model. “They make each other happy and it’s an arrangement that’s working for them.”
More From Homeless To Millionaires!-(Star)
Jennifer Lopez- The 51-year-old just unloaded her Malibu mansion for $6.8 million, but months before her big break in 1991, she was kicked out of the only home she knew. “My mom and I butted heads. I didn’t want to go to college. I wanted to try dance full-time,” the Bronx-born star later said. “So she and I had a break. I started sleeping on the sofa in the dance studio. I was homeless.” Not for long: Now worth a reported $400 million, she was soon cast as a Fly Girl dancer on in Living Color.
Nicole & Thom: Talking Marriage-(Life & Style)
She wants to stick wit’ him forever! Nicole Scherzinger and Thom Evans have been dating for less than a year, but according to a source, the Pussycat Dolls singer, 42, has already brought up tying the knot with the former rugby player, 35. The couple first met in late 2019 when he competed on the U.K.’s X Factor: Celebrity, though things didn’t turn romantic until after filming wrapped, when Nicole and Thom were spotted getting cozy at a London bar. “They were going to wait until the pandemic is over but are so in love, no one would be shocked if it happens sooner,” spills a source. “Thom has been looking at engagement rings. There’s no doubt in his mind that Nicole is the one.”
Meghan Fox & Machine Gun Kelly: Getting Serious-(People)
On Sept. 23 the rapper, 30, said, “I didn’t know what [love] was” until meeting the actress, 34, while filming the thriller Midnight in the Switchgrass. The pair made their romance public in May.
Last Laughs-(In Touch)
“I hosted the virtual Emmys, and we did learn a lot from the winners at home. We saw Julia Garner from Ozark almost forget to thank her husband even though he was six inches away from her in a red silk bathrobe.”-Jimmy Kimmel.
“Amazon has launched an invite-only section of its site called Luxury Stores. It’s about time you can order a designer dress that comes in the same box as your Ragu sauce and Lucky Charms.”-Jimmy Fallon.
“This year is so depressing I might start The Handmaid’s Tale as an escape.”-Sam Morril.
“McDonald’s is selling a 3-foot chicken nugget body pillow that looks wildly realistic-and is more nutritious!”-Paul Lander.
Cops Go After Invading Crab
Police in Germany were summoned to a woman’s home when a large Chinese mitten crab wandered inside through an open door. Freiburg Police said officers responded Wednesday to a home in Unterlauchringen where a female resident reported being surprised to find a 10-inch crab — armed with “eight legs” and “two scissors” — that had wandered into her house through an open door. Police said the woman had contained the “uninvited guest” by putting an upside-down trash can over the animal invader. Officials said Chinese mitten crabs are an invasive species and are known to live in some German rivers, but the crab found inside the woman’s home was the first they know of to be reported in the area.
*********It’s called a mitten crab because it can knit a pair of mittens!!
******She called the police and said, “I’ve got crabs!!” They said, “That’s a personal problem!!”
Reporter Fights Off Raccoon At The White House
A CNN reporter’s on-camera confrontation is going viral after he was recorded chasing off an aggressive raccoon outside the White House. Joe Johns was preparing to deliver a report outside the White House when he was caught on video turning around to yell at an approaching raccoon. Johns is seen throwing what appears to be a bag at the animal. “Frickin’ raccoons, man. God, again! This is the second time! Jesus … It always comes around right around when I’m about to go on TV … get!” Johns says in the footage. The incident was not the first confrontation between the media and raccoons at the White House — CBS News White House correspondent Paula Reid tweeted Sept. 28 that a raccoon had “attacked multiple news crews.” See the video HERE.
******Trump has now weaponized the raccoons?? Brilliant!!
******It’s tough to find a Republican raccoon!!
******They didn’t get the raccoon’s identity, but he’s voiced by Bradley Cooper!!
You Can Live Under A Rock!
A booking website is offering weary voters an escape from “election stress disorder” with the opportunity to “live under a rock” for the week of the election. Hotels.com said the Nov. 2-7 stay in a man-made cave 50 feet below ground in New Mexico will be available to book on its website on a first-come, first-served basis at 9 a.m. Friday. The website said the opportunity is perfect for “those who are experiencing election stress disorder (this is a real thing!).” The five-night stay costs an “Abraham Lincoln-inspired” $5 per night. “After you’ve cast your ballot, you can check out of the newsfeed negativity and check in to a man-made cave built 50 feet below ground,” the website said. Hotels.com said it will also be offering a 20 percent discount on selected properties with “rock” in the name using the coupon code “UnderARock” starting Friday morning.”Political fatigue is real regardless of the year or election,” said Josh Belkin, vice president of Hotels.com.
********Wait… we thought you were supposed to live under IRAQ??
******Can we stay there until the civil war is over???
*****It may take six months before we even know who won!!!
Onions Are Too Sexual For Facebook!
Officials with a Canadian business said they were left surprised, confused and somewhat amused when Facebook refused to run an ad because a photo of onions was flagged as an “overtly sexual image.” Jackson McLean, a manager at Gaze Seed Company in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador, said the company submitted an ad to Facebook to promote its walla walla onions, but the submitted image was rejected by the social media network because the photo, which depicted only a group of onions, was deemed to be “overtly sexual.” “We got notified the other day that it’s an ‘overtly sexual image’ that they had to ban from the site,” McLean told CBC News. “I guess something about the two round shapes there could be misconstrued as boobs or something, nude in some way.” McLean said he had to laugh at what was apparently an error by Facebook’s anti-nudity algorithm. “We use automated technology to keep nudity off our apps, but sometimes it doesn’t know a walla walla onion from a, well, you know,” the spokeswoman, Meg Sinclair, told The National Post. “We restored the ad and are sorry for the business’ trouble.”
*********Wow… what chance does the cucumber company have???
*******They took that ad off… but left the one with Donald Trump as a penis!!
STUFF THAT’S COOL AND VIRAL
VIDEO: 7TH GRADER COULD BE THE NEXT EDDIE VAN HALEN!
VIDEO: CNN REPORTER FENDS OFF RACCOON!
A LIST FOR FRIDAY
5 Ways to Make Sure Amazon Prime Day Doesn’t Leave You Broke
Amazon Prime Day is rapidly approaching, and the holiday shopping season is about to start revving up.
For many of us, it’ll be tempting to kick off our holiday shopping with the deals to be found during Amazon’s annual Prime Day sales event, which is Oct. 13 and 14 this year. There’ll be deep discounts on electronics like TVs, Apple products, speakers, headphones, Fitbits and smart-home devices.
- Get Cash Back — and a $100 Bonus
How’s an extra $100 sound? For free? Seriously.
We found a company that will give you $100 just for opening a new debit card. It’s called Aspiration.
Even better: This debit card gives you up to 5% cash back every time you swipe.
Buying groceries? Extra cash.
Filling up the tank? Bam. Even more extra cash.
To earn your $100 bonus, here’s all you need to do: Open your Aspiration account and deposit at least $10. Then set up and receive three direct deposits of at least $500 each from your paycheck or government benefits. That’s it!
You can start earning cash back immediately, then bank your bonus a little later to help pay off those holiday bills.
- Swap Books for Amazon Gift Cards
Have old college textbooks taking up valuable shelf space? You could host a garage sale or sell them on Craigslist, but one of the easiest ways to get rid of them is through Amazon.
With Amazon Trade-In, you can trade in your used textbooks, plus other items, like electronics, in exchange for an Amazon gift card.
Enter the item’s information on Amazon’s Trade-In page to see how much you could pocket. Shipping is free.
- Clean Out Your Closet
Take a hard look at your closet while you’re at it. Over the years, you’ve probably collected all kinds of things you don’t really need anymore. Comb through your items and, if you haven’t used them in a while, sell them and make some money.
You don’t need to go through the hassle of having a garage sale, either. Try selling your items online. Market clothes and other random knick knacks to folks in your area through an app like Letgo.
Or if you have old CDs or DVDs — or even smartphones — try selling them to a platform like Decluttr. You scan your items’ barcodes with the app and then print out a label for free shipping. Toss ‘em in a box and be done with them.
You might be surprised by how much money you can make just from cleaning!
- Find Out if the Government Owes You Money
The government could owe you more money than just a stimulus check. Did you know state treasuries throughout the U.S. have had more than $40 billion in unclaimed funds at one time?
To see if you have any unclaimed money, check with the National Association of Unclaimed Property Administrators. (Beware: There are several look-a-like sites out there. Be sure you’re searching legitimate ones.)
Kelli Howell, a reader of The Penny Hoarder, performed a quick search and found unclaimed money in her husband’s name. Sure, it was only $56 in an old insurance claim, but that’s not bad for an unexpected check, right?
- Make Money Delivering Food
Sure, jobs are at a premium right now, but food delivery is booming. The people stuck at home are tired of cooking — so they turn to takeout. That’s where you enter the picture.
A number of apps like Doordash, Uber Eats or Postmates will pay you to pick up and deliver food on your own schedule. All you need to get started is your preferred mode of transportation and your smartphone.
You’ll deliver things like coffee from Starbucks or food from Chipotle, Chick-fil-A or Five Guys. You set your own hours and work as much or little as you want, meaning how much you make is up to you.
Jose Neri, from California, reported earning $500 to $600 a week working just lunches and dinners.
Ultimately, here’s the bottom line: If you want to go all out this holiday season, how do you plan to pay for it? Prime Day is an opportunity to kick-start your holiday shopping by scoring some deals. Hopefully these strategies will help you pay off those sweet purchases!
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