Born on this day!! Actor Jeroen Krabbe (“The Fugitive”) is 78. Opera singer Jose Carreras is 76. Singer Jim Messina (Loggins and Messina, Poco) is 75. Actor Morgan Brittany (“Dallas”) is 71. Actor Brian Backer (“Fast Times at Ridgemont High”) is 66. Country singer Ty England is 59. Singer-guitarist John Rzeznik of Goo Goo Dolls is 57. Country singer Gary Allan is 55. Comedian Margaret Cho is 54. Actor Alex Kapp Horner (“The New Adventures of Old Christine”) is 53. Actor Kali Rocha (TV’s “Man with a Plan”) is 51. Bassist Regina Zernay of Cowboy Mouth is 50. Actor Paula Patton (“Precious”) is 47. Actor Amy Acker (“Person of Interest,” ″Angel”) is 46. Actor Nick Stahl (TV’s “Carnivale,” film’s “Terminator 3”) is 43. Actor Adan Canto (“Designated Survivor”) is 41. Singer Keri Hilson is 40. Actor Gabriel Luna (“Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”) is 40. Actor Frankie Muniz (“Malcolm in the Middle”) is 37. Actor Ross Bagley (“Fresh Prince of Bel-Air”) is 34.
THIS DAY IN GENIUS HISTORY
1848 – President Polk triggered the Gold Rush of 1848 by confirming that gold had been discovered in California.
1776 – The first scholastic fraternity in America, Phi Beta Kappa, was organized at the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Va.
1791 – Composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart died in Vienna, Austria, at age 35.
1872 – Having left New York on Nov. 5, the brigantine Mary Celeste was found adrift off Portugal with everyone aboard mysteriously missing.
1933 – The 21st Amendment to the Constitution, repealing prohibition, was ratified.
1955 – The American Federation of Labor and the Congress of Industrial Organizations merged to form the AFL-CIO.
2002 – At Sen. Strom Thurmond’s 100th birthday celebration, Senate Republican leader Trent Lott praised Thurmond’s 1948 segregationist presidential bid. Lott subsequently resigned his leadership position.
2004 – Hamid Karzai was sworn in as Afghanistan’s first popularly elected president.
2009 – An Italian jury convicts Amanda Knox, an American student, of murdering her former roommate, English student Meredith Kercher, in 2007.
Today Is: AFL-CIO Day, Bathtub Party Day, Columbian International Day of The Reef, International Ninja Day, International Volunteer Day for Economic & Social Development, Sachertorte Day, World Soil Day
TODAY ON TV!
Primetime TV (All Times Eastern)
CBS – 8:00 – The Neighborhood / 8:30 – Bob Hearts / 9:00 – NCIS / 10:00 – NCIS Hawaii
NBC – 8:00 – The Voice / 10:00 – That’s My Jam
ABC – 8:00 – The Great Christmas Light Fight / 10:00 – The Good Doctor
FOX – 8:00 – TMZ Xmas / 9:00 – The Cleaning Lady
CW – 8:00 – Walton’s Homecoming
TV Talk Shows
Jimmy Kimmel: Brendan Fraser, Haley Lu Richardson, Madi Diaz
Jimmy Fallon: Selena Gomez, Sebastian Maniscalco, beabadoobee
Stephen Colbert: John David Washington, Naomi Osaka, Spoon
Seth Meyers: Lea Michele, Janelle James
James Corden: Kenan Thompson, Annaleigh Ashford, Bazzi
Watch What Happens Live: Teresa Giudice, Ego Nwodim
The View: Common
The Talk: Reneé Rapp, Alyah Chanelle Scott
Live with Kelly and Ryan: Claire Foy, Gabourey Sidibe
Kelly Clarkson: Idina Menzel, Theo James, Asi Wind, Carson Daly, 49 Winchester
Tamron Hall: Kitt Wakeley, Taylor Dayne
Drew Barrymore: Kristina Zias
Jennifer Hudson: Amber Riley
WHAT ARE YOU TALKIN’ ABOUT? Here are today’s PPM-Friendly Topics!
QUESTION: Is this a problem you have?? Or WISH you had?? This Tik Tok’er wants to tell you how hard it is being PRETTY!! And the way she tells it?? It’s pretty HARD!!!
QUESTION: Think YOU feel old??? Jonathan the Tortoise is now the world’s OLDEST LIVING LAND ANIMAL at 190!!!! (And no hip replacements!) Your move, Shatner!!!!
QUESTION: What the hell was THAT?? A USN Nuclear Sub is “buzzed” by an object travelling FASTER THAN THE SPEED OF SOUND… UNDERWATER!!! Uh, WTH????
QUESTION: Wanna see the “reckless driver” who ran a pickup truck into two cars at Walmart??? It’s the owners’ POOCH, who somehow set the car into motion!! Bad boy!
QUESTION: Are we about to see a ROYAL FAMILY FEUD? Harry and Meghan’s Netflix show drops this week, and Prince William says he’s ready to “take on” any royal attacks!!
Nick Cannon, who has the autoimmune disease lupus, is being treated for pneumonia in a hospital. “Okay, so I guess I’m not Superman…” he wrote in an Instagram post Friday. “I promised myself I would never be back at this place again,” he added. “But this is a great lesson to take care of YOU or YOU won’t be able to take care of everyone else. Don’t trip though, I don’t need any well wishes or prayers, just some solid rest and I will be back on the journey to becoming stronger than ever… it’s just pneumonia, nothing I can’t handle. Crazy thing is, last night we was just rocking a sold out crowd at Madison square garden in front of thousands of fans, now I’m all alone in a tiny hospital room. Life is definitely a rollercoaster! #LupusWarrior.” The message accompanied photos of Cannon in a hospital bed wearing a gown, beanie and face mask. See the post HERE.
*********He doesn’t want to die… but… that would be a good way to get out of all that child support!!
******He has 11 kids (and one on the way) with SIX WOMEN, so… get better quick and get back on the job, dad!!!
A group of 25 incensed Taylor Swift fans from across the country are suing Ticketmaster for fraud and intentional misrepresentation after last month’s Eras tour debacle. The 33-page lawsuit was filed Friday in Los Angeles, attorney Jennifer Kinder says. Ticketmaster canceled last month’s general public sale of Swift tour tickets after seeing “historically unprecedented” demand at its presale events. Swifties reported website outages and hours-long waits — only to log off empty-handed. Tennessee Attorney General Jonathan Skrmetti vowed to investigate Ticketmaster after his office was flooded with messages from irate concert hopefuls. And the U.S. Senate subcommittee that handles antitrust and consumer rights matters revealed it plans to hold a hearing to discuss concerns about Ticketmaster in the wake of the Eras errors. The ticket marketplace has apologized — but it’s not enough for these diehard Swifties, who are claiming Ticketmaster “purposefully misled” presale ticketbuyers when it “could not satisfy ticket demand.”
*********Gee… where did they find a lawyer willing to take on this case??? It’s not like there are attorneys out there looking for a payday!!
*****We might join this lawsuit, right after we get our Camp LeJeune settlement!!!
********We’re suing Taylor Swift for promising “music” on her new album!!
One of Elvis Presley’s private jets to be auctioned off. He purchased the plane back on Dec. 22, 1976, for $840,000, according to Mecum Auctions. Whoever bids the highest will also get a copy of the aircraft security agreement signed by Presley and a copy of the aircraft bill of sale documentation. Features include a red exterior with silver accents, plus custom interior upholstery with red velvet and gold finish hardware. There is an onboard Kenmore microwave, a television with a VCR player and a cassette player. Other features include wood cabin paneling and window shades. The plane can accommodate up to nine passengers. There are six passenger chairs that comes with swivel and recline functionality. It also comes with an onboard lavatory with a vanity. For shipping, the auction site notes that the aircrafts will require disassembly. The plane is one of several private jets that were owned by Presley, with two currently on display at Graceland. It is one of 202 JetStar airplanes produced by the aerospace, arms, defense, information security and technology corporation Lockheed Martin. The auction is set to place on Jan. 8, 2023.
*********We’re gonna buy it and send it to Ukraine!! Take that, you Russian bastards!!
******There are still several hundred pounds of bacon in the luggage compartment!!!
********If that plane could talk… it would say, “Elvis!! Lose some weight!!!”
“Good Morning America” co-host Robin Roberts warned colleagues T.J. Holmes and Amy Robach about rumors of an affair that were swirling around the network years before the pair was outed. One insider said Roberts “pulled them both aside and basically said, ‘Stop it.’” Another source confirmed Roberts asked them about it because she was also hearing the rumors. The source tells us that Holmes denied it at the time. A third source confirmed that Holmes was very concerned about the rumors, to the point where he even took the issue to higher-ups. “He was a correspondent at the time, and he didn’t want Robin thinking that about him. He went to [ABC brass] and got ahead of it to dismiss it because it wasn’t true,” they said. A fourth insider says Holmes went straight to former “GMA” executive producer Michael Corn, because “it was absolutely not true, and it freaked them out. Amy and T.J.’s friendship took a hit when the rumors started.”
TOPIC: Ever get caught in a workplace romance??? How did THAT go??
Mel B called James Corden the “biggest d–khead” in Hollywood when asked on Britain’s “The Big Narstie Show” Friday to name the worst celebrities she’s ever met. “So, there’s a few,” Mel began, per The Wrap. “James Corden, Geri Halliwell, Jessie J and me.” Scary Spice then clarified that while she loves Halliwell, her former groupmate (aka Ginger Spice) can be “really f–king annoying.” Her disdain for the “Late Late Show” host, on the other hand, seemed to be more serious. “I think you always have to be nice to the people that you work with — whether it be production, camera guys, sound, lighting,” she explained. “We all work for the same thing, so you should always be nice, and he hasn’t been very nice.” Mel, who appeared on “The Late Late Show” in 2016 and 2018, isn’t the only star who recently expressed their distaste for Corden. In October, Keith McNally — owner of New York City restaurant Balthazar — claimed he was the “most abusive” customer he’s had.
********The England team at the World Cup made a bet with U.S.A.: whoever was eliminated first had to keep James Corden!! So it looks like we’re stuck with him.
*******Usually wimpy fat guys are nice… so they won’t get their ass beat!!
*********(Once you get that reputation, you never lose it!! You start acting nice and no one believes it!!)
******It’s time for James to come out and reveal that he was an bused child!! That might do the trick!!
Axl Rose is putting an end to a 30 year Guns N’ Roses tradition after his usual post-show microphone throw injured a fan. “It’s come to my attention that a fan may have been hurt at r [sic] show in Adelaide Australia possibly being hit by the microphone at the end of the show when I traditionally toss the mic to the fans,” Rose said in a December 2nd statement. “If true obviously we don’t want anyone getting hurt or to somehow in anyway hurt anyone at any of r [shows] anywhere.” Rose added: “Having tossed the mic at the end of r [sic] show for over 30 years we always felt it was a known part of the very end of r [sic] performance that fans wanted and were aware of to have an opportunity to catch the mic. Regardless in the interest of public safety from now on we’ll refrain from tossing the mic or anything to the fans during or at r [sic] performances.” According to local news reports, Rose hit a woman named Rebecca Howe when he threw his microphone at Guns N’ Roses’ Adelaide show. A photo shows she suffered severe bruising to her face after the incident.
**********She’s getting a better souvenir.. a check, personally signed by Axl Rose!!
Ripping The Tabloids (Throughout the week, we’ll give you the stories from that weeks tabs!)
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London, Nov. 8
“No limit” to what he can do! Usher showed off his impressive roller-skating skills while filming a new music video in the English capital. The Grammy-winning singer is such a huge fan of the recreational activity that he incorporated a rink in the stage set of his Las Vegas concert residency. “I’ve always wanted to skate onstage. I’ve been doing it since I was a kid and to actually make that a part of the show was great,” said the 44-year-old. “People lived it! It went viral! To skate in tha way and to be that triple treat and do something that nobody else really does on the stage, that’s where I live.”
New York City Looking For “Rat Czar”
The administration of New York City Mayor Eric Adams has listed a new job for a rat czar to tame the infamous rodent problem in the Big Apple. The posting, which was made Wednesday, is officially seeking a “director of rodent migration” who will work to advance the city’s efforts to address policy matters in the five boroughs related to curbing the recent increase of rats during the COVID-19 pandemic. “Do you have what it takes to do the impossible? A virulent vehemence for vermin? A background in urban planning, project management or government? And most importantly, the drive, determination and killer instinct needed to fight the real enemy — New York City’s relentless rat population?” the posting reads. “If so, your dream job awaits: New York’s Citywide Director of Rodent Migration.” The tongue-in-cheek posting adds that “rats are not our friend” and are “enemies that must be vanquished.” The role – with an expected pay range between $120,000 and $170,000 — reports to the deputy mayor for operations and successful candidates are required to be a New York City resident with a bachelor’s degree, at least five years of relevant experience and a “swashbuckling attitude, crafty humor and general aura of badassery.” The job posting comes as New Yorkers have increasingly complained about rats. Data published by the city in July shows that 7,400 calls about rat sightings were made in the first four months of 2022 alone – an increase of 60% from the same period in 2019. There were 25,000 rat sightings reported to the city in 2021.
**********New York is cracking down!! Chuck E. Cheese was walking down 5th Avenue and died in a hail of bullets!!
******Rats with a special talents, like “pizza rat” and “bagel rat,” are given amnesty!!
FACTOID: There are more rats than people in New York. And there’s a LOT of people!!!
Deer Gets Christmas Lights Stuck In Antlers
Wildlife officials in Oregon came to the rescue that “got a head start on decking the halls” when its antlers became entangled in Christmas lights. The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife said in a Facebook post that rescuers responded to a call from the Dallas Police Department about a buck with its antlers covered in Christmas lights. “ODFW staff were able to locate and dart the buck to remove the lights. No injuries were found and the buck got up quickly and went on its way. A yellow ear tag was placed in each ear for identification purposes,” the post said. The department recommended residents take measures to protect bucks, which are known to rub their antlers against objects in the fall to show dominance and mark their territory. See the pic HERE.
********Are you sure that wasn’t a reindeer that accidentally went down the chimney with Santa?? Yeah… that’s what we think!!
Home Depot Tracks Down Money Owner
Employees at a Home Depot store in Tennessee worked together to track down the owner of $700 cash found in an envelope dropped in an aisle. Adam Adkisson, who works at the Bellevue store, said he spotted the envelope on the ground in aisle 22. “I didn’t think anything of it at first. I thought it was empty, but I thought I’d go back to make sure and when I picked it up, I could feel that It had stuff in it. It had money,” Adkisson told WSMV-TV. He handed the envelope over to manager Alissa Rocchi, who waited to see if anyone came in looking for it. “I was the closing manager that night and I noticed it was still here. I thought to myself, oh, my goodness, he or she didn’t know they even lost it here. It was just sad at that point,” Rocchi said. Rocchi posted about the envelope on Facebook, omitting certain details so the owner could describe it. Rocchi said she soon received a message from a man named Mark who said the envelope belonged to his business partner. He was able to accurately describe the envelope so it could be returned to its owner, Johnathon Clayton. “I was stressing over it pretty bad. So, I am glad that he is a social media guy and was able to see that because I would have never seen it,” Clayton said.
**********It WAS Home Depot, which means that the owner of the envelope could have been lost in the store.. for days!!
TOPIC: Ever find something and return it to the owner???
Hospital Roommate Shuts Off Ventilator
A 72-year-old woman has been arrested after she allegedly switched off a hospital roommate’s ventilator – twice – because she was annoyed by the sound it made, authorities in Germany said Thursday. The woman was jailed on suspicion of attempted manslaughter following the incident at a hospital in the southwestern city of Mannheim. Police and prosecutors said in a statement that the suspect is alleged to have switched off a 79-year-old woman’s ventilator and, despite then being told by staff that it was vital for the patient, switched it off again later in the evening. The older patient had to be revived and, while her life is not in danger, still requires intensive care, authorities said.
********Never tangle with an old lady!! She’ll switch off your ventilator in a heartbeat!!
*******After the ventilator was switched back on, she still tried to help!! Later, she comforted her roommate by holding a soft pillow over her face!!
STUFF THAT’S COOL AND VIRAL
VIDEO: HOW TO MAKE CHEWING GUM.
VIDEO: SANTA PREPARES FOR CHRISTMAS DELIVERY!!
A LIST FOR MONDAY
6 Everyday Activities That Naturally Release Dopamine In Your Brain
Our prehistoric ancestors knew that food was necessary for survival, in part because of the reward sensor that dopamine activated. This is still true today. In fact, Rajneesh said that any activity that is “evolutionarily protective and essential for our well-being and survival” releases dopamine. Being able to find food and eat that food certainly falls into this category. Some studies even say that eating results in a dopamine release twice: first when the food is eaten and again when the food is in the stomach.
Think about it: When you’re parched, a glass of water certainly feels like a reward, so it’s no wonder it also triggers the release of dopamine in your brain. But not all sips of water will release dopamine, Morikawa noted. Instead, you have to really want or need the water — like after a tough workout or on a hot day. “In the middle of summer in Austin, and you’re really thirsty, then drinking water should increase dopamine levels in the brain — that should be one of the most effective ways to increase them,” he said.
One really common way that dopamine is released is when praising children for good behaviors, Rajneesh said. Praise triggers a release of dopamine in kids’ brains — and the same goes for praising pets. In these situations, their good behaviors are reinforced by the feel-good nature of that dopamine release, he said. The same is true when adults receive praise, Rajneesh added. So sending a congratulatory email to your colleague or a celebratory text to a friend is actually doing more good than you think.
This is especially important for people with certain conditions that are a result of low dopamine levels, like ADHD, according to ADDitude Magazine, an ADHD-focused publication.
Playing Video Games
Many studies have measured and found that playing video games results in the release of dopamine in the brain for some people, Morikawa noted. While this in itself is not a bad thing, it can become negative if the feeling of playing video games is too positive or too fun, he added. When “elevating dopamine levels, sometimes you get really hooked [onto] certain activities,” Morikawa said.
In this case, that activity can be video games, which can lead to problems for people who aren’t professional gamers, he added. (For example, students who should be doing homework instead of playing.)
Sex causes a release of endorphins, as Dr. Elizabeth C. Gardner, an orthopedics sports medicine surgeon at Yale Medicine, previously told HuffPost. And studies show it also causes a release of dopamine. During evolution, the dopaminergic system developed to promote the “survival and maintenance of our species,” Morikawa said. In other words, there’s an instinctual reason sex feels so enticing. Our brains are wired to know that sex is important for survival, and the neurons that release dopamine do so when they sense the reward associated with the act.
Activities That Enhance Your Well-Being
Meditating and other activities can also lead to a release of dopamine, Rajneesh said. “Engaging in activities that enhance your well-being such as yoga, exercise, hobbies [and] games … can help release dopamine in the brain and further enhance your sense of well-being and health as nature intended it to be,” Rajneesh said.
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