Born on this day!! Actor Kathleen Hughes (“Babe”) is 94. Guitarist James Young of Styx is 73. Musician Stephen Bishop is 71. Pianist Yanni is 68. Actor D.B. Sweeney is 61. Actor Laura San Giacomo (“Just Shoot Me”) is 61. Rapper Reverend Run of Run-DMC is 58. Actor Patrick Warburton (“The Tick,” ″Seinfeld”) is 58. Singer Jeanette Jurado of Expose’ is 57. Bassist Brian Yale of Matchbox Twenty is 54. Singer-music producer Butch Walker (Marvelous 3) is 53. Actor Josh Duhamel (Film’s “Transformers,” TV’s “Las Vegas”) is 50. Drummer Travis Barker of Blink-182 is 47. Drummer Robby Shaffer of MercyMe is 47. Actor Brian Dietzen (“NCIS”) is 45. Rapper Shyheim is 45. Bassist Tobin Esperance of Papa Roach is 43. Actor Olga Kurylenko (“Quantum of Silence”) is 43. Comedian Vanessa Bayer (“Saturday Night Live”) is 41. Actor Russell Tovey (“Quantico”) is 41. Actor Cory Michael Smith (“Gotham”) is 36. Actor Graham Patrick Martin (“Major Crimes,” “Two and a Half Men”) is 31.
THIS DAY IN GENIUS HISTORY
1851 – Herman Melville’s novel Moby Dick was published.
1889 – Nellie Bly set out to beat Jules Verne’s fictional Phileas Fogg’s time of 80 days to travel around the world. She did it in 72.
1922 – The British Broadcasting Corporation began its domestic radio service.
1969 – Apollo 12, the second manned lunar expedition, was launched.
1995 – The U.S. federal government began a partial shut down of government services after the U.S. Congress could not pass a budget.
2002 – Nancy Pelosi of California became the first woman to lead a party in Congress.
2003 – The most distant object ever found in our solar system, named Sedna, was discovered by astronomers at the Mount Palomar Observatory.
Today Is: International Girls Day, International Selfie Day, Loosen Up, Lighten Up Day, National American Teddy Bear Day, National Block It Out Day, National Family PJ Day, National Pickle Day, National Spicy Guacamole Day, Operating Room Nurse Day, Spirit of NSA (National Speakers Association) Day, World Diabetes 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 – Quantum Leap
ABC – 8:00 – Bachelor In Paradise / 10:00 – The Good Doctor
FOX – 8:00 – 911 / 9:00 – The Cleaning Lady
CW – 8:00 – All Americans / 9:00 – All American Homecoming
TV Talk Shows
Jimmy Kimmel: Chris Hemsworth, Meghann Fahy, Måneskin
Jimmy Fallon: Bruce Springsteen, Chloë Grace Moretz
Stephen Colbert: Michelle Obama, Stromae
Seth Meyers: Chelsea Handler, Martin McDonagh, Arjuna Contreras
James Corden: Emily Blunt, Jonathan Majors, Murray Bartlett
Watch What Happens Live: Natalya Scudder, Faye Clarke
The Talk: Danielle Pinnock
Live with Kelly and Ryan: Linda Cardellini, Louis Tomlinson
Kelly Clarkson: Kyle Chandler, Ruby Bridges
Tamron Hall: Olivia Culpo, Dr. Brian Boxer Wachler
Drew Barrymore: Ziwe Fumudoh, Melissa Villaseñor, guest host Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson
Jennifer Hudson: Jonathan Majors, Starr Andrews
WHAT ARE YOU TALKIN’ ABOUT? Here are today’s PPM-Friendly Topics!
QUESTION: Ready for a SHOCKING NEW STUDY?? MONEY CAN BUY HAPPINESS!! Families who received $10,000 payments were HAPPIER than those who didn’t!!!
QUESTION: Is it as much fun SUPPORTING THEM as it was MAKING THEM?? Nick Cannon reveals that his annual bill for child support is MUCH MORE than $3 million!!
QUESTION: Is it OK to wear a miniskirt AFTER 50?? Not only OK, but actually BETTER!!! Why?? Because experts say that menopause makes your legs SKINNIER!!???
QUESTION: Is she the MOTHER OF THE YEAR?? Or.. the WORST mother of the year??? This mom talked her 9-year-old into plastic surgery… so she would “look beautiful!!”
QUESTION: Uh…. did he make it BETTER?? Dave Chappelle hosts SNL, talks about Kanye, and says: “I’ve been to Hollywood.. there’s a lot of Jews!!” TMZ loved it!!!!!!!
Alec Baldwin has filed a lawsuit over last year’s fatal shooting on the set of the “Rust,” accusing the film’s crew members of negligence. The cross-complaint filed in Los Angeles Superior Court on Friday names the film’s first assistant director, armorer, ammunitions supplier and prop master as defendants. “More than anyone else on that set, Baldwin has been wrongfully viewed as the perpetrator of this tragedy,” the actor’s attorney, Luke Nikas, said in the complaint. “By these cross-claims, Baldwin seeks to clear his name and hold cross-defendants accountable for their misconduct.” Last year a civil suit filed by the film’s script supervisor Mamie Mitchell accused Baldwin of “playing Russian roulette” by pointing a Colt .45 revolver at the film’s cinematographer, Halyna Hutchins, accidentally shooting and killing her. Police have said that Hutchins was killed by a live round inside the gun. Mitchell’s lawyer, Gloria Allred, told ABC News Friday his “cross complaint is a shameful attempt to shift the blame to others, just as he has done since he fired the fatal shot which killed Ms. Hutchins.” “Mr. Baldwin appears to argue that he is the only one that is truly innocent … It was [Baldwin] that failed to make sure that the gun did not contain live ammunition in violation of industry protocols and common sense,” Allred said. Baldwin’s complaint accuses armorer Hannah Gutierrez Reed of having “failed to perform her job carefully and as a result a live round was loaded into the gun that she had negligently failed to identify.”
*********Alec is cementing his reputation.. as a jerk!!!
*****In Hollywood, when rats jump off the ship.. they sue each other as they’re going down!!
*******According to Alec’s testimony, he wasn’t even there!! It must have been someone else!!
Gallagher, a comedian who smashed watermelons as part of his act, has died. Born Leo Anthony Gallagher Jr., he died Friday morning in Palm Springs California, his former manager, Craig Marquardo, says. He was 76. Marquardo confirmed the news to Variety and said Gallagher died of organ failure. His son-in-law told NBC News that Gallagher died while in hospice care at his Palm Springs, Calif. home. Gallagher was in poor health after having multiple heart attacks in recent years. Gallagher was known for his signature sketch, “Sledge-O-Matic,” where he would smash a variety of foods with a wooden mallet. The sketch ended with Gallagher smashing a watermelon.
********He left a legacy of watermelon guts and seeds everywhere!!
****The front row of his audience always wore raincoats!! (true)
The fate of Aaron Carter’s estate will reportedly be left in the hands of the State of California. He did not leave behind a will, TMZ reports. Sources say that Carter was advised by his lawyers to draw up a will following the birth of his son, Prince, whom he welcomed with on-again, off-again fiancée Melanie Martin in November 2021. However, he reportedly never got around to it. Per California succession laws, Prince will likely inherit his father’s estate as he was unmarried at the time of his death. The L.A. County Dept. of Children and Family Services removed Prince from the home Carter shared with Martin prior to his death due to ongoing drama, TMZ also reported. According to the outlet, Prince has been living with Martin’s mother since September.
*********Don’t worry.. by the time California gets through with it, there won’t be much left!!
Prince Philip seriously considered suing Netflix for airing an episode in “The Crown” that implied he was blamed for his older sister’s death. Hugo Vickers, a royal commentator and author, told the newspaper that Philip contacted his advisors at London firm Farrer & Co about his desires to seek legal retribution from Netflix for an episode in season two of the hit show. The episode is titled “Paterfamilias” and portrays the death of Philip’s older sister Princess Cecilie, who was killed alongside her newborn baby in a plane crash in 1937. After the series aired in 2017, Vickers told The Sunday Times that Philip consulted his lawyers about the episode. “He was very upset about the way that was portrayed. He was human. He could be hurt like anybody else,” he said. In “The Crown,” it is implied that Cecilie, who was 26 when she died, decided to fly to the UK to visit Philip in boarding school after he got in trouble and was subsequently punished by not being allowed to go to Germany for the holidays. Philip did not end up suing Netflix, which royal commentator and film critic Richard Fitzwilliams told Insider was not entirely surprising.
********He probably forgot!! He WAS over 90 at the time!!
****He was also upset that Matt Smith wasn’t taller!!!
*******The cast of “The Crown” has gotten progressively less attractive as the series goes on!! Imelda Staunton and Jonathan Pryce look like zombies!!!!
Henry Winkler sat down with CNN’s Chris Wallace and revealed he’s a “damn fool” for passing on the iconic lead role of Danny Zuko in “Grease.” After a decade of playing the legendary character of Arthur Fonzarelli on “Happy Days” from 1974 to 1984, Winkler wasn’t getting many offers for other impactful roles. Then, while working on “Happy Days,” Winkler was offered the lead role in “Grease” over John Travolta but turned it down out of fear of being typecast. “I am a damn fool,” he said. “I only realized years afterwards. I thought, I’ve played the Fonz, I don’t want to do it again.” “I go home … and I have a diet Coke. John Travolta, who has done the movie, goes home and buys a plane.” “Grease” became the highest-grossing musical film ever at the time of its release, and in 1979 was the second-best-selling album in the US.
********Henry Winkler has used that line in every interview since 1978!!!!
******What he doesn’t mention is that he would rather have played Sandy!!
Ripping The Tabloids (Throughout the week, we’ll give you the stories from that weeks tabs!)
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Megan & MGK: Trouble In Paradise-(Star)
Signs of bad times? On Oct. 25, Megan Fox gamely attended the Time100 Gala, where fiancé Machine Gun Kelly was honored. But the newly redheaded beauty’s engagement ring was MIA, and she let her beau walk the red carpet solo. Both decisions were very telling, claims a source. “It’s an open secret they’re going through a rocky patch.” The 36-year-old has struggled with the “immaturity and neediness” of the exhibitionist rapper, 32, “who’s known for onstage antics like bloodying his face with smashed glass,” says the source. “He’s so intense and unpredictable, and the constant attention-seeking gets a little old at times.” Ditching her ring is a way to send a message, adds the source. “He needs to up his game and calm down before they go back to that ultra-serious status.”
Rats Have Rhythm
Scientists have discovered that rats are able to perceive the beat of music and bop their heads along to the rhythm – an attribute previously thought to exist only in humans. Researchers at the University of Tokyo played music for 10 rats, fitted with wireless accelerometers to measure their head movement, according to the study published Friday in the journal Science Advances. The music included Lady Gaga’s Born This Way, Queen’s Another One Bites the Dust, Mozart’s Sonata for Two Pianos in D Major, Beat It by Michael Jackson and Sugar by Maroon 5. Minute-long sections of the songs were played at four different speeds for the 10 rats and 20 human participants. The study found that both rats’ and humans had the best beat synchronization in the range of 120 to 140 beats per minute. Scientists in the experiment had hoped to figure out whether small animals like rats would prefer a faster beat to humans, thinking it would correlate with physical factors like heartbeat and body size. However, the study found that rats preferred beats close to 120 beats per minute, similar to humans. The team also discovered that both rats and humans moved their heats to the beat in a similar rhythm, and that the level of head jerking decreased as the music was sped up.
******There was actually a hair band called “Ratt” in 1983, and while they LOOKED human, we had our doubts!!
********Remember the song “Ben??” It showed that rats also like ballads!!
****No need to bait that rat trap. Just play some disco!!!!
Odd World Record
An Illinois man with multiple Guinness World Records to his name added another title when he donned 509 lanyards at once. Woodstock resident Salacnib “Sonny” Molina, a surgical nurse with 20 years of experience, tackled the record for most lanyards worn at once in tribute to the healthcare system that employs him. Molina donned 509 lanyards, successfully breaking the record. The record attempt also raised money for nonprofit group Soles4Souls. See the video HERE.
*******Afterwards he was admitted to the hospital with a pinched nerve in his neck!!
*****In Hollywood, a lanyard will get you backstage every time!! If you also carry a clipboard and have an earpiece and mic, no one will challenge you!!!
Oldest Living Person
An Iowa woman who was verified as the oldest living person in the United States earlier this year celebrated her 115th birthday. Bessie Hendricks celebrated her 115th birthday with a party at Shady Oaks Care Center, where she lives in Lake City. The party was attended by all three of Hendricks’ surviving children, including daughter Joan Schaffer, who celebrated her 90th birthday the previous day. “I don’t know how you put it into words,” Schaffer told KCCI-TV. “It’s marvelous that we still have her.” Hendricks’ own mother died when she was 13, leaving her to take care of her siblings. Hendricks became the oldest woman in the United States earlier this year, after the death of Thelma Sutcliffe at the age of 115 years and 108 days old. The Gerontology Research Group currently lists her as the fourth oldest person in the world.
********When the previous oldest person died, they found her in the room holding a pillow over her face. She was never prosecuted!!
******Most wives outlive their husbands. That’s because the husbands are much more willing to die!!
*******Why is it that the oldest person is always a big drinker???
Toy Hall Of Fame
The National Toy Hall of Fame’s new honorees include an object dating to ancient times, a line of muscle-bound action figures and an iconic art set whose medium is colorful pegs. The hall on Thursday announced the top, Masters of the Universe and Lite-Brite as this year’s inductees. The trio was chosen from a field of 12 finalists that also included bingo, Breyer Horses, Catan, Nerf, the piñata, Phase 10, Pound Puppies, Rack-O and Spirograph. The Toy Hall of Fame inducts a new class of toys each year in a ceremony at The Strong National Museum of Play in Rochester, where the hall is housed. The top earned a place by being a childhood staple of cultures in Asia, Europe, the Americas, and Australia, according to the hall, which noted that ancient Greek pottery shows people playing with the twirling objects more than 2,000 years ago.
*********Next year, we hope to nominate the “rock” and “stick!!”
******”Empty cardboard box” just missed out this year!!!
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10 Money Red Flags To Look Out For In A Potential Partner
They’re not willing to talk openly about finances
“The biggest flag that comes to mind for me is someone not willing to talk openly about their finances, especially if they’re asked, or feeling like the other person is hiding something,” said Nicole Carson, a financial planner at Brunch & Budget. Take note if the person isn’t open to engaging with your questions about important topics like student debt or credit use. The topic of money inevitably arises as you get close to someone, so there should be some degree of openness. Talk about expectations around paying for dates, the things you feel OK splurging on, and how you save money. “It is completely appropriate during the dating phase to inquire about a person’s financial status and goals, at an appropriate timeline,” said Liz Higgins, a relational therapist and founder of Millennial Life Counseling. “Meaning, you may not ask about these details on the first date, but after some months of dating and if the relationship seems to be heading in a more serious direction (or you hope it will), at that point it becomes appropriate to inquire a little more about a person’s state of financial health. When this is met with closed-off responses or an unwillingness to dialogue, I would absolutely consider this a red flag.”
They use money to control you
“A true red flag is anyone who tries to use money to manipulate you,” said Damona Hoffman, a dating coach and host of “The Dates & Mates Podcast.” “If a potential partner makes you feel bad about money or holds what they’ve spent on you over your head for any reason, that’s a huge red flag.” Beware of anyone who tries to guilt you into paying for things or asks to borrow large sums of money, too. “Is your date asking for expensive gifts or expensive trips?” asked finance coach Tatiana Tsoir. “If they are, maybe they think you’re loaded, and it’s time to have a conversation!”
They make you feel ashamed about your financial situation
“If someone you’re dating makes you feel ashamed or embarrassed about your own financial situation, that’s a red flag,” Carson said. “This topic should be a no-shame zone when it comes to dating.” Not everyone has the luxury of earning a six-figure salary (or more), so if someone is making you feel inadequate about your paycheck or scant savings, they’re probably not worth your time. A good partner should be understanding and offer encouragement as you set financial goals, even if you don’t always meet them.
They’re overly flashy
“Another red flag is when someone is living a publicly lavish lifestyle and it almost feels like they’re in it to impress,” Tsoir said. “Sometimes it’s true wealth, but more often than not this is just smoke screen.”
Tsoir advised paying attention to how your date talks about and makes money-related decisions.
“Do they offer a more money-savvy option and explain it, or do they just pay for everything to impress you?” she asked. “I would be wary of the ‘impress’ part. It could not only mean they’re reckless with spending, but also they’re most likely not serious about a potential relationship and just want a fling.” Psychotherapist Noorhayati Said similarly recommended taking note of their lifestyle preferences ― whether they only eat at expensive restaurants or mix it up with a casual slice of pizza, if they only wear trendy designer clothes or also shop for more reasonably priced pieces, and how much they spend on vacations. “If their job description and salary don’t add up to his lifestyle, it’s not difficult to discover whether they are living beyond their means or paycheck to paycheck,” Said noted.
They don’t tip
“If they are frugal in situations where you believe they should be more generous, pay attention to that,” Hoffman said. Many people use “the waiter rule” to evaluate potential partners. The idea is simple ― you can tell a lot about someone by the way they treat service workers. And tipping plays a big part in that.
“A client recently told me that she went out on a lavish date with someone but when they rode in a taxi to their next location, she could see on the payment screen that he entered an embarrassingly low tip of less than a dollar for a professional and efficient driver,” Hoffman said. “I confirmed her suspicions that it said something about his character that he would fork out lots of money for someone he was trying to impress, but devalue someone in the service industry who he thought he’d never see again. They didn’t have another date after that.”
There’s no clarity around their career or finance goals
“Many people ask in their early dates, ‘What are your goals?’ or ‘Where do you see yourself in five years?’” Carson said. “Those questions are trying to understand if your potential partner has a plan for their future and how you could potentially fit in. Those questions are trying to understand if they have a plan for employment, housing, and views on family dynamics.” A potential red flag is if they have no clarity around their career and financial goals, as this makes it difficult to understand if you’re compatible in this realm.
“Asking them how they like to spend their free time, their passions and goals in life will tell you a lot about how they spend their money and what they want to accomplish,” Said explained. “This will clue you in on what’s important to them. How we spend shows what we value. Ultimately, it’s not about how much money they make, but gaining clarity on their relationship to money.” If they can’t provide any insight into their needs and goals, you won’t know if you have shared values and can make important decisions together.
They have debt problems
Having debt is not itself a red flag, but the way someone handles it might be. On a recent episode of Hoffman’s podcast, money expert Nicole Lapin broke down the notion of “good” and “bad” types of debt. “Someone having a mortgage on a property or student loans isn’t the same as credit card debt,” Hoffman explained. “When you marry someone, they assume your debt and vice versa, so you have to be aware of their financial situation if things get serious. I wouldn’t call it a red flag for early dating, but definitely something to discuss before the relationship progresses.” Consider the type of debt, whether they have a plan to pay it off and how effectively they can stick with it. “A red flag is if they are borrowing money to make ends meet,” Carson said. “This could mean that they are overextended on their credit or don’t manage their money well. It would be important to understand if this a short-term cash flow issue or a signal to a larger issue.”
They lie about money
“A healthy relationship is built in part on shared values with money touching a lot of these values,” Said noted. “Lying about your finances can and will ultimately strain your relationship and cause you to lose trust in your partner.” The urge to hide or ignore money problems is understandable, but it’s crucial for partners to be honest about finances. Secrets and lies will only drive you apart and potentially lead to even worse financial issues. “The money discussion can bring up a lot of feelings, inadequacy, resentment, and feelings about dependence,” Said explained. “Fears of judgment or embarrassment can also come up, especially if your money situation is less than ideal. It’s important to treat these feelings as valid, and something that you can acknowledge and process as a couple.”
You can’t get on the same page
“Even just having different ideas of how to spend money can be challenging in a relationship,” Needle said. Some couples may have different financial priorities, for example, with one partner prioritizing saving for vacations and big-ticket items, while the other prefers spending more on a casual night out.
“It is important to be on the same page about what you want to spend money on and what your financial priorities are,” Needle added. “Communicating about money and finding a middle ground you are both comfortable with will help lower anxiety and distress in a relationship.” The first step to determining if you can find financial compatibility is to look inward and understand your own goals and priorities. “Start with self-awareness,” Tsoir said. “How are you at managing money? Are you aware of how you spend money? Do you buy on impulse? Do you have huge credit card debt you now have to pay for? How can you stop yourself from doing that in the future, and how do you create a plan to pay this off and start fresh? Are you willing to take responsibility for your own finances?”
Then, consider what you’re looking for from a partner in the financial arena. Think about needs and nonnegotiables, as well as wants and areas for compromise.
“Does this mean you want full transparency from a partner and open books and shared bank accounts?” Higgins asked. “Or, do you simply want to be able to dialogue about your prospective financial states and work toward identified shared financial goals as a couple? There is no wrong or right way. The key is to walk into this part of a serious relationship with clarity about what you want, and the ability to stand in that truth while you tune in to what the other shares is their hope or preference.” You don’t have to see eye to eye on everything, but being able to reach a compromise is crucial. Carson recommends setting up “money dates” to see if you can get on the same page and lay the groundwork for bigger financial conversations later.
“This is meeting with your significant other for at least 15 minutes a month, or as often as you both agree on, to discuss your finances,” Carson said. “This is generally to ask some general questions such as: What did we spend this month? Did it align with our budget? Did it align with our shared goals? If not, is there anything we should change or do differently? These money dates keep lines of communication open about money, couples goals, and what they value.”
“Take note if the person is inflexible about how the financials during dating will be handled,” Higgins said. “For example, they might operate on extremes versus more flexible boundaries around who will pay for things, or not asking about your preferences around that. They may not ask at all. They may be firm on paying for everything, or never offering to pay for anything.” As relationships have become more reciprocal in recent years, Higgins believes a major red flag would be a lack of openness to consider or discuss a partner’s needs and wants. A lack of willingness to learn and grow in the personal finance realm is a big issue. “Can you determine if your date has made poor financial decisions in the past?” Tsoir said. “Look for verbal cues, like dark humor about a decision made in the past, inquire so that you see if they’ve learned their lessons and know better ― or not.”
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