Born on this day!! Singer Petula Clark is 89. Actor Joanna Barnes (“Spartacus,” ″The Parent Trap”) is 87. Actor Sam Waterston (“Law and Order”) is 81. Singer Anni-Frid Lyngstad of ABBA is 76. Actor Bob Gunton (TV’s “24,” film’s “The Shawshank Redemption”) is 76. Actor Beverly D’Angelo (“National Lampoon’s Vacation”) is 70. Actor-director James Widdoes (“Animal House”) is 68. News correspondent John Roberts is 65. Bandleader Kevin Eubanks (“The Tonight Show With Jay Leno”) is 64. Comedian Judy Gold is 59. Actor Rachel True (“Half and Half”) is 55. Rapper E-40 is 54. Country singer Jack Ingram is 51. Actor Jonny Lee Miller (“Elementary,” “Eli Stone”) is 49. Actor Sydney Tamiia Poitier-Heartsong (“Carter,” “Veronica Mars”) is 48. Drummer David Carr of Third Day is 47. Singer Chad Kroeger of Nickelback is 47. Drummer Jesse Sandoval (The Shins) is 47. Actor Virginie Ledoyen (“The Beach”) is 45. Actor Sean Murray (“NCIS”) is 44. Rapper B.o.B is 33. Actor Shailene Woodley is 30. Actor Emma Dumont (“Bunheads”) is 27.
THIS DAY IN GENIUS HISTORY
1763 – Charles Mason and Jeremiah Dixon began surveying the Mason-Dixon line.
1777 – The Continental Congress approved the Articles of Confederation, the precursor to the U.S. Constitution.
1806 – Explorer Zebulon Pike spotted the mountaintop now known as Pikes Peak.
1939 – The cornerstone of the Jefferson Memorial was laid by President Roosevelt.
1969 – About 250,000 protesters against the Vietnam War, the largest war protest ever, converged peacefully on Washington, DC.
2002 – Hu Jintao replaced Jiang Zemin as China’s Communist Party leader.
Today Is: America Recycles Day, George Spelvin Day or More Than One Role Day, I Love to Write Day, National Bundt (Pan) Day, National Clean Out Your Refrigerator Day, National Philanthropy Day, Roc Your Mocs Day, Steve Irwin Day
TODAY ON TV!
Primetime TV (All Times Eastern)
CBS – 8:00 – The Neighborhood / 8:30 – Bob Hearts Abishola / 9:00 – NCIS / 10:00 – NCIS Hawaii
NBC – 8:00 – The Voice / 10:00 – Ordinary Joe
ABC – 8:00 – Dancing With The Stars / 10:00 – The Good Doctor
FOX – 8:00 – 911 / 9:00 – The Big Leap
CW – 8:00 – All American / 9:30 – 4400
TV Talk Shows
Jimmy Kimmel: Halle Berry, Elle Fanning, Little Simz
Jimmy Fallon: Alicia Keys, Finneas
Stephen Colbert: Paul Rudd, Sting
Seth Meyers: Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Ernie Hudson, Ellie Kemper, Nate Smith
James Corden: John Lithgow, Jack Whitehall, King Calaway
Daily Show: Chris Christie
Watch What Happens Live: Heather Chase, Alex Radcliffe
The Talk: John Goodman
Live with Kelly and Ryan: Ellie Kemper, Kelsey Ballerini, Katie Brown
Ellen DeGeneres: Kristen Bell, Dax Shepard, Courtney Barnett
Wendy Williams: Hot Talk panel
The Real: MC Lyte, Iman Shumpert
Kelly Clarkson: Cynthia Bailey, Luann de Lesseps, Teresa Giudice, Ramona Singer, Kenya Moore, Candiace Dillard Bassett
Drew Barrymore: America Ferrera, Karrie Martin Lachney, Nischelle Turner
WHAT ARE YOU TALKIN’ ABOUT? Here are today’s PPM-Friendly Topics!
QUESTION: What do you to a co-worker WHO STINKS?? Or… should you just SAY NOTHING?? Here are the ups and downs of OFFICE ODOR CONTROL!!!!!!!!
QUESTION: Ever GOOGLE YOURSELF?? These ten celebrities actually did.. and then they found out why you should NEVER GOOGLE YOURSELF!!!!!!!!!
QUESTION: What ELSE can wrong?? How about this new “Trigger Warning” device for home or classroom that sounds an ALARM when it detects offensive speech!!!
QUESTION: Is this the most AWKWARD WEDDING EVER?? The bride’s mother REFUSES TO ATTEND, because she’s madly IN LOVE WITH THE GROOM!!! Yikes!!!
QUESTION: Can he REALLY see the future?? Jeff Bezos says that in the future, the human race will LIVE IN SPACE, and visit the earth only for VACATIONS!!!
******”The flight was OK, but we needed some COCKTAILS!!!”
A Los Angeles judge on Friday formally ended pop star Britney Spears’ conservatorship, a legal guardianship under which she’s lived for the past 13 years. The decision comes more than a month after Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Brenda Penny suspended Britney Spears’ father, Jamie Spears, as her conservator. “The court finds the conservatorship of Britney Jean Spears is no longer required,” Penny said, according to CNBC. Penny’s decision Friday returns Britney Spears’ legal rights immediately. Spears has been working to end her conservatorship for more than a year, accusing Jamie Spears of conservator abuse, including using her estate and finances for his own benefit, and attempting to control her career and personal life. Her father became her legal guardian in 2008, taking over all her financial decisions amid mental health concerns. She posted a video from the crowd on Instagram, writing: “Good God I love my fans so much it’s crazy.” “I think I’m gonna cry the rest of the day!!!! Best day ever … praise the Lord … can I get an Amen????”
*****She reportedly has a fortune of $50 million. She says she’s going to spend $20 million on her wedding. Do you see how this will go???
******She needs to get out there before she’s too old to put a snake around her neck!!
*******We hope we’re wrong, but we’re afraid she’s gonna be broke within two years!!
*****This is why parents shouldn’t live off their kids!!
Queen Elizabeth II has canceled a plan to attend a Remembrance Sunday ceremony that was to mark her first public appearance since a hospital stay last month. In a statement, Buckingham Palace disclosed that she has sprained her back and will therefore be unable to attend a ceremony at London’s Cenotaph memorial to honor service members who sacrificed their lives for the United Kingdom. “The Queen, having sprained her back, has decided this morning with great regret that she will not be able to attend today’s Remembrance Sunday service at the Cenotaph,” the statement read. “Her Majesty is disappointed that she will miss the service.” The service is one of the most important events on the 95-year-old monarch’s calendar, and was meant to be her first public appearance after taking a few weeks off to rest under doctor’s orders. “She’s all right,” Prince Charles had said of the queen’s health Thursday, when asked about his mother during a London visit, Reuters reported. But the queen is limiting her upcoming public schedule, having previously opted to skip Tuesday’s planned opening of the Church of England’s governing General Synod, according to The Associated Press.
******The doctor said, “Where does it hurt??” She said, “EVERYWHERE!! I’M 95!!!!!”
********Prince Charles said, “She’s alright,” as he gently lowered a pillow over her face!!!
*****Camilla was spotted measuring Buckingham Palace for new drapes!!
THIS FEMALE SOLDIER FROM THE QUEEN’S HOUSEHOLD CAVALRY FACEPLANTED AFTER SHE PASSED OUT!!
One day after rapper Drake performed at the tragic Astroworld festival in Houston — during which nine people were trampled to death — he apparently showered strippers with money. He left about $1 million on the floor of the Area 29 strip club in Houston, according to Toronto’s BlogTo. Ecstatic women are seen scooping up the cash in a Nov. 9 social media video posted by the rapper’s friend, DJ Akademiks. When a man prompted them to say, “Thanks, Drake,” all said in unison: “Thanks Drake!” A since-deleted post from the club obtained by The Sun also noted Drake’s presence, citing his Instagram handle @champagnepapi. “Thank u @champagnepapi @roddyricch @dontoliver @ubk.ent @lira_galore @realberniceburgos @realamarie @kayykilo @turkeyleghut @bookedbymolo last night vibes was on point GRAND FINALE TONIGHT SUNDAY FUNDAY,” the club wrote. It took Drake three days to issue his first public remarks on the “devastating tragedy” at Scott’s Astroworld Festival. More than 100 lawsuits have already been filed against Scott, Drake and concert promoter LiveNation.
********The next day, he asked the strippers to return the money!! He’s gonna need it!!!
*****He would’ve said he was sorry… but he isn’t.
*******When you have that many lawsuits, the only people who win.. are the attorneys!!
Text messages released as part of her lawsuit against Associated Newspapers Limited reveal that Meghan Markle felt her husband Prince Harry was being chewed out by his father, Prince Charles, over her father Thomas Markle’s tendency to blabber to the press, reports People. In the messages, she told her former communications chief, Jason Knauf, about her plans to write a note to her father, who decided at the last minute not to attend his youngest daughter’s May 2018 wedding. “The catalyst for my doing this is seeing how much pain this is causing H,” Meghan said in a text in August 2018, employing her pet name for Prince Harry. “Even after a week with his dad [Prince Charles] and endlessly explaining the situation, his family seem to forget the context — and revert to ‘can’t she just go and see him and make this stop?’” “They fundamentally don’t understand so at least by writing H will be able to say to his family… ‘She wrote him a letter and he is still doing it,’” she continued. “By taking this form of action I protect my husband from this constant berating, and while unlikely perhaps it will give my father a moment to pause.’”
********They were so busy worrying about Thomas Markle, they forgot to keep an eye on Andrew!!
*******Charles was disappointed he had to walk Meghan down the aisle!! It meant that he couldn’t ride Camilla in the parade!!
*******Meghan also shared a personal text from the Queen: “Tell your old man to knock it off!!!”
*****It’s really tacky to seek out publicity and get he paparazzi to take your picture. No one knows that better than Meghan!!
Chris Daughtry is “absolutely devastated and heartbroken” over the death of his stepdaughter, as detectives reportedly told the family the 25-year-old woman was a victim of homicide. Sources close to Daughtry’s family told TMZ on Saturday of the sinister development in the case a day after Hannah Price was discovered dead in her Tennessee home. “I am still processing the last 24 hours. I am absolutely devastated and heartbroken,” Daughtry said in his statement posted to Facebook. “I just recently in the last week lost my mother to cancer but I was blessed with the chance to say goodbye and I was processing it privately. “We never got to say goodbye to our precious Hannah and it’s another huge hit to our family,” he said. Hannah’s boyfriend, Bobby Jolly, was arrested Friday at Fentress County Jail, TMZ reported — though it wasn’t immediately clear if his bust was related to the purported homicide. A Fentress County sheriff’s deputy told The Post Saturday that Jolly is being held in the jail there pending a transfer to the Putnam County jail. Hannah and her brother Griffin, 23, are Chris’ wife Deanna Daughtry’s children from a previous relationship.
Ripping The Tabloids (Throughout the week, we’ll give you the stories from that weeks tabs!)
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News Flash!-(National Enquirer)
Nonchalant Nick Lachey revealed he has NO plans to read about his four-year marriage to Jessica Simpson, 41, in her memoir, “Open Book.” “I lived the book,” said Nick, 47. “I know what the truth is, so I don’t need to read someone’s version of it.”
What A Feeling!-(Globe)
Jennifer Beals plays an 18-year-old welder by day, exotic dancer by night-where she is famously drenched onstage with a bucket of water-in the toe-tapping 1983 romantic drama “Flashdance!” The sexy, high-octane dance moves were performed by body doubles, including a breakdancer and a professional gymnast, while Jennifer inadvertently launched a major fashion trend when she cut a big neck hole so she could fit into a sweatshirt that shrank in the wash!
Loose Talk-(Us Weekly)
“I have never even thought about it. I never had a plan to do anything else.”-On what his life will look like when he eventually retired from football, Tom Brady.
“I don’t think that people praising you constantly is normal, and neither are people tearing you down constantly.”-On why she thinks social media is terrible for her mental health, Kristin Cavallari.
“[A fan] said they loved me in [Mission Impossible 2]. I should text Thandiwe Newton every time that happens.”-On often being mistaken for the British actress, Zoe Saldana.
According to an insider Kim Kardashian’s ex Kanye West did not take kindly to the news that she’s cozying up to a new guy. “He flew off the handle when he found out about Kim and Pete [Davidson],” the insider reveals. “Kanye can be difficult and jealous, and the thought of a man replacing him as a father figure is a bitter pill for him to swallow.” So much so the insider says the 44-year-old star threatened to sue Kim for full custody of their four kids.
Margaret & Jack: Secretly Engaged!-(Life & Style)
She said yes! Margaret Qualley has accepted a proposal from boyfriend Jack Antonoff, spills a source.
The 26-year-old actress was first linked to the music producer, 37, in August, following her split from a
accused abuser Shia LaBeouf. “Margaret has kissed a lot of frogs, but Jack’s not like anyone
she’s ever dated before,” says the source. “She loves how sweet he is and how he’s always so full of
surprises.” Mom Andie MacDowell also approves of her future son-in-law! “She thinks they make an
Rihanna & A$AP Rocky: Date Night-(People)
After she cheered on her rapper beau during his Nov. 7 performance at ComplexCon in Long Beach Calif..
The singer and beauty mogul and Rocky, both 33, celebrated with dinner at Giorgio Baldi in Santa Monica.
The longtime friends began dating in 2020.
Method Actor of the Week-(In Touch)
“I lived as her for a year and a half.”
-on playing “Black Widow” Patrizia Reggiani in House of Gucci.
Man Caught With Carpool Dummy
Police in New York said a man traveling in a high-occupancy vehicle lane was stopped when an officer noticed the passenger was just the back of the seat dressed in a jacket and hat. The Suffolk County Police Department said in an Instagram post that Officer Cody Exum stopped a driver on the Long Island Expressway at 9 a.m. Thursday when he noticed the passenger in a car traveling in the HOV lane “didn’t look quite right.” The officer quickly discovered the “front seat passenger was not a passenger at all.” “It was the front seat dressed up to look like a person with a jacket pulled over the seat and a hat and hood on the headrest,” the post said. See the pic HERE.
*****Actually, in the state of New York, you can MARRY a carpool dummy!! Don’t judge!!
*******That’s when you look over and say, “OMIGOD!! He was here just a MINUTE AGO!!!”
******This is like a “Weekend at Teslas’s!!”
Record Baby Stroller Race
A British woman broke a Guinness World Record when she ran a 10k race in 40 minutes, 4 seconds while pushing her 1-year-old son in a stroller. Heather Hann, of St. Albans, England, ran in the Herts Fast 10K race in Hemel Hempstead while pushing her 1-year-old son in a stroller and finished the 6.2-mile race with a record-breaking time of 40 minutes, 4 seconds. Hann, a mother of two, said she started running with a stroller after the birth of her first child. “I’m over the moon that my world record was approved by Guinness. It’s an amazing feeling to be able to break a world record with my son and hopefully it’ll encourage other parents/carers with young children to get out there. I’d love to inspire others to go on and break my world record,” Hann told The Herts Advertiser.
*********She was running under-7-minute miles with a baby stroller?? That’s HOT!!
******Most of the people we see with baby strollers have dogs in them!! Is that just in L.A.??
Doorbell Camera Catches Child Birth
A California woman who didn’t have time to make it to the hospital when she went into labor delivered her baby in the front yard — where the entire scene was recorded by her doorbell camera. Emily Johnson, of Vacaville, said she and her husband, Michael, weren’t in a huge rush to get to the hospital when her contractions started Nov. 4, a week before her due date, because they were 10 minutes apart and the couple’s house is only a 5-minute drive from the hospital. “Then the contractions went from three minutes to two minutes to one minute in a matter of 20 to 30 minutes, and we are like, ‘Oh, we got to get into the car; we have to go,'” Johnson told KCRA-TV. Johnson said she made it as far as the car before she realized she wouldn’t get to the hospital in time. “I’m just like, ‘I’m going to get on the grass,'” she recalled. “‘I’m going to be here. This is my spot.'” Johnson delivered baby Thomas with help from her mother, Kristy Sparks. Emergency responders arrived just after the infant was born. See the video HERE.
*********Since he was born in the grass, the kid’s name will be “Blade!!!”
*******At least she didn’t lay down on a bed of ants!!!
*******The baby had some green stains, but otherwise?? Perfect!!
Missing Cat Found 200 Miles Away
A New York animal shelter said a cat brought in as a stray was scanned for a microchip and found to have gone missing three months earlier from a Pennsylvania home 200 miles away. The Montgomery County SPCA said in a Facebook post that a cat was brought into the shelter by a Fort Plain resident who had spotted the feline wandering loose through their neighborhood for multiple days. The cat was scanned for a microchip and shelter staff discovered the animal, named Dex, was from Williamsport, Pa. — more than 200 miles away from where he was found. Dex’s owners told the shelter he had been missing since early August and they have no idea how he managed to travel so far away from home. “Dex’s story shows the importance of microchipping pets,” the shelter said.
*********They’ve gotta start microchipping husbands!! (Bill Gates has a plan for that)
TOPIC: Ever find a pet that you thought was gone forever???
STUFF THAT’S COOL AND VIRAL
VIDEO: TYPICAL NIGHT IN AUSTRALIA
VIDEO: BEARS CHASE FAMILY INTO HOUSE.
A LIST FOR MONDAY
5 Worries People Are Having About Returning To The Office
- I’m worried about returning to a germ-filled office.
Over the last year, Caitlyn, a licensing specialist in the health insurance industry in Iowa, has been in and out of her office. Her workforce was first called back in June, only to be sent back home shortly after when an employee tested positive for COVID-19. They returned to the office later in the month, but in early November, roughly 30 people in the office tested positive, so it was back to work from home.
Now everyone is due back to the office by the first of June. Caitlyn is dreading having to experience awkward water cooler talk again while also staving off germs. “My top concern is the fact that not all people wear their masks the same way ― some cover mouth and nose, some just cover their mouth, some take their mask down all the way when speaking ― and not everyone cleans up after themselves,” she said. “You can’t count on everyone to wipe down the door handles or table after use.”
- I love my work-from-home setup and can just as easily do my job remotely.
Like many people, Jonas, a Ph.D. student in formal mathematics and knowledge management, first struggled to adjust to working from home. At this point in the pandemic, though, his work-from-home setup is perfectly suited to him ― he bought a second monitor and a green screen for professional video calls and figured out a system to avoid distractions ― and he’s loath to give it all up (not to mention he’s still concerned about possible COVID-19 infections).
“Spending all that time, effort and money and now having to go back to the pre-pandemic routine seems like it was all for naught,” said Jonas, who lives in Erlangen, Germany. “All the freedoms we enjoy in our home offices ― wearing whatever pants you like, structuring the day so it fits you better than the default 9-5, taking a quick half-hour nap if a work problem stresses you out ― that’s all about to go away.” Jonas said it currently seems likely that higher-ups at his university are pushing for a return to the classroom. “They think in-person discussion is crucial to academic success, but I think hopping on a Zoom call is, in some senses, almost as good and, in some senses, even better.”
If the final plan is to go back, Jonas said he’s prepared to involve his union and see if, collectively, he and his colleagues can push for a more open-ended policy.
- I’m an introvert dreading the small talk. And I gained some weight and feel self-conscious about that.
The fears are twofold for Stacey, a financial manager in health care research who lives in Salt Lake City. First, as an introvert, she’s really not looking forward to having to perform as an extrovert at work. She’s tried putting herself back out there, but finds it draining.
“I recently volunteered at a vaccination clinic, and in the space of four hours I talked to more people than I had in the entire year previous,” she said. “I was exhausted at the end. I felt so ‘peopled out.’” Then, to be honest, she said she feels self-conscious about the weight she’s gained during lockdown. “I know that everyone else has also gained some weight during the pandemic, but I feel self-conscious about feeling self-conscious at this point,” she said. “Plus, what am I even going to wear to the office?”
Luckily for Stacey, her department at work has been sympathetic to workers’ individual needs. Her managers recently held a meeting where people openly discussed their preferences. Many employees felt similarly to Stacey and want the flexibility to do the laundry or dishes or care for their kids between meetings. Others feel like they thrive in the workplace and need to get out of the house.
“The main takeaway from that meeting was that we will get to choose what we want to do, and I am so thankful for that,” Stacey said. “I will probably go into the office on Mondays and Thursdays and work from home the rest of the week.”
- I’m Asian American and I’m terrified of being targeted for hate crimes.
Jerry is an industrial designer working in the tech industry in New York City. He started his position in June 2020 and has been working from home from the jump.
“Right now, my responsibilities can be fulfilled remotely and I don’t have to be in-office,” he said. “I have co-workers in other departments (sales, IT, etc.) who are in-office most days, if not the entire week, but since my company spans several time zones, working from home means I can split up my workday into blocks. It’s much more efficient than me refreshing my inbox waiting for a response and finding ways to kill time when things are slow.” Jerry is also Asian Pacific Islander, so working from home also means he’s been able to avoid riding the subway in the midst of the national uptick in harassment against Asian Americans.
“My anxieties around returning to the office are mostly rooted in social fear right now,” he said. “Last year I already faced harassment over my race and being blamed for COVID. As a New Yorker, I don’t want to go outside, especially if I can work from home and minimize contact with the outside world.”
- I’m disabled and terrified of being forced to go back into the office and lose the gains I’ve made in quality of life.
Rebecca is a problem management specialist in telecommunications who lives in Washington state, which was hit hard early by COVID-19. She’s disabled, and said that when her office went fully remote in March of last year, her quality of life suddenly skyrocketed. “I wasn’t losing two hours a day to commute, plus two to three hours a day spent crashed out recovering from the work day,” she said. “I had energy, I developed a baking habit.”
When her managers hinted at a return to the office earlier this year, Rebecca said she had anxiety attacks over it. “In January, I started having nightmares that it was a new year and we had to go back,” she said. “I was and am terrified of being forced to go back into the office and lose the gains I’ve made in quality of life.”
“I don’t know how much I can express my terror over the thought of having to go back into the office, of having to commute an hour each way five days a week and sit under fluorescent lights that trigger migraine attacks daily,” she added. Rebecca even started searching for a new job that would allow her to work on a remote basis. Given all that, it was hugely relieving when her managers recently announced that employees could pick the days they want to go back into the office or even stay fully remote, if that’s their preference.
“When my office announced that staying 100% remote was possible, I think I lost 100 pounds in sheer relief. I literally teared up,” Rebecca said. “I’ve been fighting to be allowed to work from home for years and it took a pandemic to prove I was right about being able to be productive and effective from home.”
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