Born on this day!! Former Rolling Stones bassist Bill Wyman is 86. Actor F. Murray Abraham is 83. Actor Kevin Kline is 75. Actor Doug Davidson (“The Young and the Restless”) is 68. Actor B.D. Wong is 62. Actor Zahn McClarnon (“Reservation Dogs,” “Hawkeye”) is 56. Singer Michael Trent of Shovels and Rope is 45. Drummer Ben Gillies of Silverchair is 43. Singer Monica is 42. Singer-actor and co-host of “The Real” Adrienne Bailon Houghton of 3LW (“The Cheetah Girls”) is 39. Actor Tim Pocock (TV’s “Camp,” film’s “X-Men Origins: Wolverine”) is 37. Rapper-actor Drake is 36. Actor Shenae Grimes (“90210”) is 33. Actor Eliza Taylor (“The 100”) is 33. Actor Ashton Sanders (“Moonlight”) is 27. Actor Hudson Yang (“Fresh Off The Boat”) is 19.
THIS DAY IN GENIUS HISTORY
1648 – The treaties for the Peace of Westphalia were signed, ending the Thirty Years War, ultimately destroying the Holy Roman Empire, and ushering in the modern European state system.
1901 – Anna Edson Taylor became the first person to survive going over Niagara Falls in a barrel.
1931 – The George Washington Bridge, connecting New York and New Jersey, opened to traffic.
1939 – Nylon stockings were sold publicly for the first time, in Wilmington, Del.
1940 – The 40-hour work week went into effect under the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938.
1945 – The United Nations officially came into being as its charter took effect.
1992 – The Toronto Blue Jays became the first non-U.S. team to win the World Series.
2003 – The last Concordes landed in London, ending supersonic air travel.
2005 – Civil rights activist Rosa Parks, 92, died.
Today Is: Accountant’s Day or Accounting Day, Food Day, Recycle Your Mercury Thermostat Day, United Nations Day, World Development Information 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 American / 9:00 – All American
TV Talk Shows
Jimmy Kimmel: Josh Gad, Pamela Adlon, Ariel Elias
Jimmy Fallon: Taylor Swift, Meghan Trainor
Stephen Colbert: Pete Buttigieg, Ina Garten
Seth Meyers: Danny DeVito, Tegan & Sara, Raghav Mehrotra (R 9/7/22)
James Corden: Billie Lourd, Tyler James Williams, Andrea Jin
Watch What Happens Live: Victoria Beckham, Anne Hathaway
The View: Sen. Ted Cruz, Eddie Redmayne
The Talk: Monica Barbaro
Live with Kelly and Ryan: John David Washington
Kelly Clarkson: Lena Dunham, Fortune Feimster, Emily Kaufman
Tamron Hall: Jill Zarin, Ally Shapiro
Drew Barrymore: Jennette McCurdy, Celeste Barber, Danny Seo
Jennifer Hudson: Chance the Rapper
WHAT ARE YOU TALKIN’ ABOUT? Here are today’s PPM-Friendly Topics!
QUESTION: Are there certain phrases that only ANNOYING PEOPLE USE?? According to Reddit, the answer is yes, and they’ve helpfully compiled a LIST for us!!!!!!!!!!
QUESTION: What are all these UFO SIGHTINGS about?? NASA wants to know, so they’ve put together a group of astronauts to study the data!! We’ll stay tuned!!!!
QUESTION: Could this be the “Magic Moment??” MAGIC JOHNSON is reportedly looking at buying the LAS VEGAS RAIDERS!! Can he suit up and play????
QUESTION: Where did we put that TINY VIOLIN?? Kim K has to spend her 42nd birthday at IN and Out when her private jet couldn’t land in LAS VEGAS!! Wa-wa!
QUESTION: Need some good ideas for HALLOWEEN DECORATIONS that will make those little trick-or-treaters PEE THEIR PANTS?? Here are some suggestions!!!!!!!!!
Matthew Perry praised Jennifer Aniston for being a good friend amidst his sobriety struggles. He said she confronted him about his scary drug and alcohol use at the height of his career. In a trailer for his interview with Diane Sawyer — which airs on Oct. 28 — Aniston apparently told Perry, “We know you’re drinking.” “Imagine how scary a moment that was,” he told Sawyer, adding that “she was the one that reached out the most. I’m really grateful to her for that.” In the same interview, he confirmed that he was taking “55 Vicodin a day,” in addition to “Methadone, Xanax” and “a full quart of vodka.” The rampant drug abuse almost killed the actor at the age of 49 when his colon burst from opioid overuse.
**********We don’t remember that lyric!! “I’ll be there for you when your colon bursts??” Doesn’t ring a bell!!
*******(People won’t seek help until they hit their “personal bottom.” Sometimes the personal bottom is “death!”)
******She accused him of drinking while they were sharing a joint!!
Kanye West has reportedly hired Camille Vasquez, one of the attorneys who helped Johnny Depp win his infamous defamation trial against Amber Heard. According to TMZ, the Los Angeles-based lawyer, and her firm, Brown Rudnick, will oversee all of the business matters — including contracts and deals — for the Yeezy CEO. He appears to be in dire need of Vasquez’s services as many of his partnerships are dwindling due to his controversial “White Lives Matter” T-shirts and anti-Semitic remarks. Earlier this month, Adidas announced that their deal with him was “under review” and just this week, Balenciaga cut ties with him altogether. Vasquez gained a lot of notoriety during Depp’s trial, in part because of romance rumors between her and Depp.
******Good choice on the lawyer!! See? He IS a genius!!
*****We’d pay the retainer just to have dinner with her!!!
*****He carefully reviewed his options, then hired the lawyer with the nicest rack!!!
Kanye West allegedly “screamed” at Charlamagne tha God for defending Pete Davidson and his “10-inch penis.” On an episode of his “Brilliant Idiots” podcast, Charlamagne detailed an argument he got into with West last November after the rapper allegedly tried to get him to “s–t on somebody he knows is my friend — Pete Davidson.” “Like you know Pete is my friend,” he added. He claimed that Kanye told him they needed to “save the new Marilyn Monroe” — referring to Kim Kardashian — over fears she’d repeat her “drug addiction” death for dating Pete. “I’m like, ‘You know Pete is my friend, right?’” Charlamagne allegedly responded. Charlamagne further claimed that West continued going “on and on” until he allegedly began “screaming on the phone” about Davidson’s penis. “‘My wife is out here f–king a white boy with a 10-inch penis, and you won’t help me? My wife is out here f–king a white boy with a 10-inch penis, and you telling me that’s your friend but you’re supposed to be culture?’” West allegedly “screamed” at him. He said all he could do was “laugh at” West’s remarks.
********How did that start?? Did Charlamagne say, “That big-d*ck white boy sleeping with your wife? That’s my buddy!!”
******How did Charlamagne know how many inches Pete has?? Because he’s a “ruler!!!”
A Lubbock pizzeria faced some backlash on Saturday for a controversial pizza it put on display for the Halloween season. Capital Pizza in Lubbock displayed a Halloween decoration called the “The Jeffrey Dahmer Special.” The decoration was made to look like a pizza made with various body parts. The decoration was inspired by serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer. Kiefer, the manager of Capital Pizza who asked us to not use his last name because of safety concerns, told EverythingLubbock.com the decoration was made by a server who thought it would be fun due to it almost being Halloween and the popular Netflix series about Dahmer and his victims that just came out. “It being spooky season and the popularity of the Netflix series one of our waitresses came up with the idea and made the pizza and just put it up as a fun prop for Halloween,” Kiefer said. See the pic HERE.
*******Yeah, it’s fun unless that’s YOUR body part!!
******That’s how Dahmer got busted.. they caught him shipping arms to China!!
******The cops asked him: “Are you a smoker?? We found some butts behind your couch!!”
James Corden is about to offload his $9.7 million home in the wake of being called out for abusing waitstaff at Balthazar’s in NYC. LA realtor Alicia Drake was seen at Corden’s Brentwood mansion Thursday with Million Dollar Listing LA star James Harris — and later told the Daily Mail that the home has been placed up for sale. “It won’t be listed — it’s a private sale,” Drake told the outlet. Harris however, said he was just at Corden’s home for a social visit. His wife, Valeria, is friends with Corden’s producer wife Julia, 46. Friends of Corden have spoken in the past of his desire to return to his native UK. He’s set to finish his final season of the “The Late Late Show” this spring. Corden bought the five-bedroom Brentwood home in 2017 after first living in a Pacific Palisades rental. The 8,600 square foot mansion has seven bathrooms, a wood-paneled library, a media room and a private gym.
********What’s the use of being famous if you can’t abuse the little people??
********He has fewer viewers than an L.A. radio morning show.. but he makes a lot more money!!
*****he wants to move back to England because he’s eaten all the food in L.A.!!
King Charles was once a fan of “The Crown,” according to a royal expert who revealed that the upcoming Season 5 won’t be on his watch list. Royal biographer Katie Nicholl explained to Entertainment Tonight that she doesn’t believe Charles will be binge-watching the season’s premiere on Nov. 9. “We don’t know if the king is going to watch this series,” she said. “I can tell you, that he’s watched previous seasons of ‘The Crown’ and enjoyed it. I think the last series was a little too close to the bone as well.” Season 5 will dramatize the royal family’s tumultuous times of the early to mid-1990s, and will include events such as the breakdown of Charles’ and his late ex-wife Princess Diana’s marriage as well as his relationship with his mistress and now-wife Camilla, Queen Consort. “I think that was just such a low moment for the royal family,” Nicholl said about the then-Prince and Princess of Wales’ constant battle with themselves and the media. She went on: “I mean, Charles admitting adultery, and this was the sort of war of the Wales’ being played out in spectacular fashion in the tabloids.”
**********He’s so upset, he’s going to behead HIMSELF!!!
Ripping The Tabloids (Throughout the week, we’ll give you the stories from that weeks tabs!)
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Things You Don’t Know About Me: Sharon Osbourne-(Us Weekly)
The British TV personality gets chatty with some personal facts.
- One place everyone should visit is London.
- The most British thing I do is collect royal family memorabilia. I’s obsessed!
- My favorite books are anything by Charles Dickens or Jane Austen.
- The person who makes me laugh the most if my husband [Ozzy Osbourne].
- The strangest thing in my house are taxidermy mice that I hide in corners to scare people.
Alligator Found In Idaho
Wildlife officials in Idaho said they are investigating the origins of a non-native animal found wandering loose: an alligator. Idaho Fish and Game said a resident in the New Plymouth area contacted the department Thursday night to report they had encountered a 3 1/2-foot alligator while walking their dog. The resident was able to wrangle the alligator into a horse trailer, where Fish and Game Officer Brian Marek retrieved it the next morning. “In all likelihood, this alligator got loose from someone, and we are interested in finding the owner,” regional conservation officer Matt O’Connell said in the Fish and Game news release.
**********If this thing reproduces, Idaho could be known for taters.. AND gators!!!
*******If they were smart, they would have called the state “Udaho!!!”
*******They’re always looking for ways to be more like Florida!!!
Clothes Folding Robot
Researchers at the University of California-Berkeley unveiled a robot that they said can fold clothes faster than any previous automaton. The team, from the school’s AUTOLAB, said the robot, aptly named SpeedFolding, can fold 30 to 40 randomly positioned garments per hour, compared to only three to six folds per hour for previous clothes-folding robots. The robot uses a neural network called BiManual Manipulation Network to interpret input from machine vision and manipulates the clothing using a pair of industrial robot arms. The researchers detailed the robot’s creation and capabilities in a paper submitted for presentation at the International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems 2022 next week in Kyoto, Japan. See the video HERE.
*********Great. My grandma’s been replaced by a robot.
******Oh, and one more thing: the robot also has a laser beam that can melt flesh!!!
Mystery Metal Found On Highway
Transportation officials in New Brunswick said a large metal object was removed from where it was found next to a highway — but no one knows what it is or where it came from. The metal object, which appears to be some sort of storage tank, was found at the side of Highway 7, between St. John and Oromocto, near Base Gagetown. The New Brunswick Department of Transportation said the object was hauled away this week. “At this point it really is a mystery we are looking into,” department spokeswoman Alycia Bartlett told CBC News. “Obviously, we would like to find out what happened, too.” Security officials at Base Gagetown said the object was in place for about a month, but Canadian Forces spokesperson Jamie Donovan said the object is not believed to be military property. He said officials are investigating. AIM Recycling Atlantic, St. John’s metal recycling plant, said it is not aware of any large metal items being lost on their way to the plant.
*********It’s obviously God’s whiskey flask!!
*********Are we sure it’s empty?? Throw a match in there!!!
Woman Unleashes Bees On Cops
A Massachusetts woman who released a swarm of bees on sheriff’s deputies as they tried to serve an eviction notice is facing multiple assault and battery charges, authorities said. Rorie S. Woods, 55, pleaded not guilty at her arraignment on Oct. 12 in Springfield District Court and was released without bail, Masslive.com, citing court records. She and other protesters maintain that they were trying to prevent a wrongful eviction. The homeowner, Alton King, brought evidence of a bankruptcy stay to court the next day, at which point “everything should have stopped,” said Grace Ross of the Massachusetts Alliance Against Predatory Lending. Hampden County deputies were met by protesters when they went to the home in Longmeadow on the morning of Oct. 12, according to the official department report. Woods, who lives in Hadley, arrived in an SUV towing a trailer carrying bee hives and started “shaking” them, breaking the cover off one and causing hundreds of bees to swarm out and initially sting one deputy, according to the report. Woods, who put on a beekeeper’s suit to protect herself, was eventually handcuffed but not before several more sheriff’s department employees were stung, including three who are allergic to bees, the report said. When Woods was told that several officers were allergic, she said “Oh, you’re allergic? Good,” according to the report.
*********The cops were running a sting.. and it worked!!
*******The whole town was buzzing about it!!
******The cops who were allergic came down with hives!!
STUFF THAT’S COOL AND VIRAL
VIDEO: GUY MAKES ACCORDION OUT OF A COMMODORE 64 COMPUTER.
VIDEO: A METEOR HITS THE EARTH’S ATMOSPHERE AND EXPLODES.
A LIST FOR MONDAY
The Top 10 Baby Name Trends For 2023
- Maximalist Names
“The old adage that ‘less is more’ has lost its luster, and more is back to being more!” Nameberry’s Emma Waterhouse wrote in the report. Parents in 2023 will lean into extravagance and drama, taking inspiration from old myths, pop culture hits like “Bridgerton” and “The Witcher,” and trending maximalist aesthetics like dark academia and regencycore.
- Names So ‘Out,’ They’re ‘In’
Just as “Stranger Things” catapulted Kate Bush’s ’80s hit “Running Up That Hill” back to the top of the charts, the Netflix show might have a similar impact on the baby naming realm. Look out for retro ’80s names (and ’80s pop culture-inspired choices) making an appearance on birth certificates in 2023.
- Gilded Names
With the name Goldie entering the Social Security Administration’s Top 1,000 list in 2021, the folks at Nameberry see the spark of a full-on golden trend. Maybe Harry Styles’ hit “Golden” helped play a role or maybe parents just want a little more optimism. Whatever the reason, there are countless opportunities to choose a name with a bright feel, whether a direct nod to the metal or something with more of a sunshine vibe.
- Neo-Cowboy Names
“Amazon’s new sci-fi Western ‘Outer Range’ propelled its protagonist’s cowboy-cool name, Royal, straight to the top of the Nameberry charts this year — surprising even us!” Waterhouse wrote. In addition to character names from “Outer Range” (and “Yellowstone” and “1883”), the experts see a clear interest in names with endings like -ett, -er and -s.
- Traveling Lite Names
Although maximalism might be in, plenty of other parents will still prefer a simpler approach. More specifically, there’s an interest in shorter names ending with an i with a cross-cultural vibe ― easy enough to recognize and pronounce across multiple languages and locations.
- X-tra Names
The letter X is a common factor in many of the top rising names on Nameberry. And it’s not just names that start with X ― there are plenty of picks with X endings or an X in the middle.
- Adjective Names
“From the responses we’ve gotten, many people are surprised that adjective names are rising in popularity,” Kihm told HuffPost. “This is something people heavily associate with celebrities, like Nick Cannon who has children with adjective names like Powerful, Golden and Legendary.” Still, she added, the data indicates that everyday parents are increasingly going with adjective names as well. “These are modern virtue names that feel intentional and active, so we’re only going to see this trend continue to grow,” she said.
- Grandpa Names For Girls
One of the most interesting trends on Nameberry’s list is the idea of “grandpa names” on the rise for baby girls. “Short and often nicknamey, these new old names feel sweet and in-step with the current fashion for all things retro and vintage, yet still a little edgy and subversive,” Waterhouse wrote.
- Blue-Green Names
Parents draw inspiration from nature, places and even colors. In the realm of hues, blue-green names are apparently having a moment. From dark greens to bright blues, the shade name (and related nature name) possibilities are endless.
- Mix-And-Match Names
Many parents in recent years have taken to inventing their own names by adding -lynn, -leigh and -syn to traditional choices. The folks at Nameberry predict a shift toward other endings like -aire, -ett, -iel, -lani, -land and -wyn.
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