Born on this day!! Actor Britt Ekland is 80. Singer-guitarist Thomas McClary (The Commodores) is 73. Singer Kevin Cronin of REO Speedwagon is 71. Guitarist David Hidalgo of Los Lobos is 68. Actor Elisabeth Shue is 59. Singer-songwriter Matthew Sweet is 58. Actor Jacqueline Obradors (“NYPD Blue”) is 56. Country singer Tim Rushlow (Little Texas) is 56. Bassist Tommy Stinson (The Replacements, Guns N’ Roses) is 56. Actor Amy Jo Johnson (“Felicity,” ″Mighty Morphin Power Rangers”) is 52. Actor Emily Mortimer (“Mary Poppins Returns”) is 51. Actor Lamman Rucker (“Meet the Browns”) is 51. Actor Ioan Gruffudd (“Fantastic Four,” ″Horatio Hornblower”) is 49. Actor Jeremy Sisto (“Law and Order,” ″Six Feet Under”) is 48. Actor Brett Gelman (“Stranger Things”) is 46. Singer Melinda Doolittle (“American Idol”) is 45. Actor Wes Ramsey (“CSI: Miami”) is 45. Actor Karimah Westbrook (“All American”) is 44. Musician Will Butler of Arcade Fire is 40.
THIS DAY IN GENIUS HISTORY
1927 – “The Jazz Singer,” the first full-length talking picture, starring Al Jolson, debuted.
1949 – Japanese-American broadcaster, Iva Toguri D’Aquino (Tokyo Rose), was sentenced to 10 years in prison and fined $10,000 for treason.
1973 – The Yom Kippur War began when Syria and Egypt attacked Israel.
1979 – President Jimmy Carter received Pope John Paul II, the first pope to visit the White House.
1981 – Egypt’s President Anwar Sadat was assassinated in Cairo.
1989 – Bette Davis died in France at age 81.
Today Is: American Libraries Day, Bring Your Bible To School Day, Jackie Mayer Rehab Day, Mad Hatter Day, National Badger Day, National Depression Screening Day, National German-American Day, National Noodle Day, National Orange Wine Day, National Plus Size Appreciation Day
TODAY ON TV!
Primetime TV (All Times Eastern)
CBS – 8:00 – Young Sheldon / 8:30 – Young Sheldon / 9:00 – So Help Me Todd / 10:00 – CSI: Vegas
NBC – 8:00 – Law and Order / 9:00 – Law and Order SVU / 10:00 – Law and Order Organized Crime
ABC – 8:00 – Station 19 / 9:00 – Grey’s Anatomy / 10:00 – Alaska Daily
FOX – 8:00 – Hell’s Kitchen / 9:00 – Welcome To Flatch / 9:30 – Call Me Kat
CW – 8:00 – Walker / 9:00 – Walker Independence
TV Talk Shows
Jimmy Fallon: Jack Harlow, Dwyane Wade, Quavo & Takeoff
Stephen Colbert: Cate Blanchett, Domhnall Gleeson
Seth Meyers: Hasan Minhaj, Tony Hale
James Corden: Jimmy Smits, Zach Woods, Greg Stone
Watch What Happens Live: Sam Smith, Iman
Live with Kelly and Ryan: Jenna Dewan, David Boreanaz
Kelly Clarkson: Mila Kunis, Chiara Aurelia, Jessica Knoll
Drew Barrymore: Queen Latifah, John Kanell
Jennifer Hudson: Hasan Minhaj
WHAT ARE YOU TALKIN’ ABOUT? Here are today’s PPM-Friendly Topics!
QUESTION: Why should you ALWAYS close your bedroom door when you go to bed for the night?? This firefighter tells you why it just might SAVE YOUR LIFE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
QUESTION: Think YOU’VE got bad neighbors?? This woman got a note from the folks next door complaining about the way she dresses TAKING OUT THE TRASH!!
QUESTION: Just TIRED?? Maybe you need to try SLEEP TOURISM!!! People are taking trips just to get some sleep in special hotels!!! Good news for the sleep deprived!
QUESTION: When an idiot runs out onto the field at an NFL game, do the players have the right to TACKLE HIM? The Rams did, and now the idiot filed a POLICE REPORT!!!
QUESTION: Is this real… or FAKE?? Man proposes to girlfriend at Blue Jays game with a RING POP… and she SLAPS HIM and tells him to “f-off!!!” But.. it doesn’t seem real!!!!
Alec Baldwin, “Rust” producers and the family of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins have reached a settlement. Hutchins died when a gun Baldwin was holding fired while practicing a shot for the film “Rust” on the New Mexico movie set Oct. 21, 2021. “We have reached a settlement, subject to court approval, for our wrongful death case against the producers of ‘Rust,’ including Alec Baldwin and Rust Movie Productions, LLC. As part of that settlement, our case will be dismissed,” Matthew Hutchins said in a statement through his attorney Brian Panish. “The filming of ‘Rust,’ which I will now executive produce, will resume with all the original principal players on board in January 2023. I have no interest in engaging in recriminations or attribution of blame (to the producers or Mr. Baldwin). All of us believe Halyna’s death was a terrible accident. I am grateful that the producers and the entertainment community have come together to pay tribute to Halyna’s final work.” Additionally, Baldwin released a statement regarding the resolution of the lawsuit on social media. “We are pleased to announce today the settlement of the civil case filed on behalf of the family of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins,” Baldwin captioned a screenshot of an article. “Throughout this difficult process, everyone has maintained the specific desire to do what is best for Halyna’s son. We are grateful to everyone who contributed to the resolution of this tragic and painful situation.”
*********So you CAN buy your way out of trouble!!!
********One more requirement: everyone set will be wearing Kevlar!!!
****At first we thought it was tacky for the husband to get a payday.. but maybe he really wants his wife’s last work to be seen?? Maybe.
UPDATE: Will the settlement affect the criminal investigation? The DA says, “No way!!”
Gisele Bündchen was spotted without her wedding ring on the same day it was revealed that both she and husband Tom Brady hired divorce lawyers. Photos show her out with her kids, but without her wedding ring on Tuesday in Miami, where she’s been staying amid rumors she’s splitting from Tom. Bündchen took her and Brady’s two kids – Benjamin, 12, and daughter Vivian, 9 – to a gym, dressed casually in a white scoop-neck tank top and light gray leggings. Bündchen appeared to be in full mom mode as she carried all of her kids’ gym gear and passed it onto them which included a water bottle, karate dogi and a blue karate belt. This is the second time she has been spotted without her ring this week. On Monday, she was photographed leaving a South Beach gym after getting a workout in and didn’t have her ring on in that occasion, as well.
******THAT’LL deflate his balls!!!
*****Tom’s just praying she moves on with ANYBODY but A Rod!!
******Now he can concentrate on celebrating his 100th anniversary in the NFL!!
Brad Pitt is shutting down ex-wife Angelina Jolie’s allegations that he assaulted her and their children on a private jet flight in 2016. His rep told CNN on Wednesday that the claims made in a new countersuit filed on Oct. 4 are “completely untrue.” Jolie claims that Brad “choked one of the children and struck another in the face” during a dispute that took place as the family was traveling from France to California. She also claimed in the lawsuit that he “grabbed” her “by the head and shook her.” The FBI investigated Pitt for alleged child abuse in 2016. Jolie gave the federal authorities photos of the bruises she claimed she got as a result of his alleged attack. However, authorities concluded that there was no need to pursue criminal charges against Pitt due to “several factors,” according to court records. Jolie argued in the new countersuit, however, that the FBI agent who investigated the allegations had “probable cause to charge Pitt with a federal crime for his conduct that day.” Pitt has attempted to turn his life around by getting sober in 2019.
********The FBI looked into it and saw that he wasn’t a Trump supporter, so.. no charges!!
******Brad’s defense? “I’m Brad Pitt!!”
Hilary Swank told the “Good Morning America” co-hosts on Wednesday that she was “so happy” to share news of her pregnancy. “This is something that I’ve been wanting for a long time, and my next thing is I’m gonna be a mom,” she gushed. “And not just of one but of two.” She later appeared on “Live with Kelly and Ryan,” where she cradled her baby bump in a patterned dress. “I’m feeling great right now,” she told Kelly Ripa and Ryan Seacrest, adding that her clothes have “started not to fit.” Swank has been vocal about her plans for children over the years. “I definitely would like kids someday,” she told People in 2006. “That’s definitely something that I’ve always thought about as a very, very young girl.” She was married to Chad Lowe at the time, but she divorced the actor the following year.
********Yeah, that whole thing of not having a “sperm carrier” in your life will slow your plans down!!
*****She’s 48, so this baby must be from frozen eggs!!
It’s getting ugly between Kanye West and the Kardashian crew. This time he is accusing the family of “kidnapping” his and Kim Kardashian’s youngest daughter. He first made this allegation earlier this year. “Y’all basically kidnapped Chicago on her birthday so she could remember her father not being there,” Ye spat at Khloé who, on Wednesday, begged him to leave Kim out of his constant drama. “I should see my children 100% of the time but since there’s a separation it should have been 50% of the time,” Kanye continued before making reference to his late mother Donda West. “Y’all wouldn’t have played with Donda like that in Jesus name.” Earlier, Khloé had come to older sister Kim’s defense on Instagram, calling on the rapper to leave Kim and their family out of his drama. Yet Kanye still has accused the Kardashians of attempting to “keep me from seeing my daughter.” Khloé chimed in, demanding that her ex-brother-in-law cease defaming her bloodline. “Again with the birthday narrative. Enough already,” barked the Good American businesswoman, insisting that she’s coming from a place of “love. “You know exactly where your children are at all times and YOU wanted separate birthdays,” she added.
*********Until he locks himself in the house with a semi-automatic.. we’re on HIS side!!!
Ripping The Tabloids (Throughout the week, we’ll give you the stories from that weeks tabs!)
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Loose Talk-(Us Weekly)
“Clearly it’s not working whatever I am doing. Maybe like a hospital and meet a doctor? A law firm? I think it’s gonna be like scientist, neuroscientist, biochemist, doctor, attorney, that’s maybe what I envision in the future.”-On who she’ll date next, Kim Kardashian.
“No hard drugs and no superhero movies.”-Revealing the career advice he got from Leonardo DiCaprio, Timothee Chalamet.
“I love a comfy boxer brief, thank you very much.”-Addressing rumors he prefers to go commando, Jon Hamm.
Artist Covers Home In Doodles
A British artist known as Mr. Doodle caused a viral sensation when he unveiled the result of a two-year project to cover every inch of his 12-room mansion in doodles. Mr. Doodle, aka Sam Cox, unveiled “The Doodle House” in a time-lapse YouTube video that showed the process of his transforming the Tenterden, Kent, mansion into an art project over the course of two years. Cox’s mansion is now covered inside and out in the artist’s doodles, including surfaces such as the kitchen appliances and his bed sheets. Cox said he used about 240 gallons of white paint on the inside of his house and 401 cans of black spray paint for the outside to create a surface for his drawings, which were made with 2,296 pens. The artist said he will live full-time at the Doodle House with his wife. Alena, aka Mrs. Doodle, and their dog. See the video HERE.
*******Our house had a lot of doodles, too.. the dog left ’em!!!
Coyote Found In School Bathroom
An animal services officer in California responded to a middle school to remove an unusual intruder — a coyote in a bathroom stall. Riverside County Animal Services posted a video to YouTube showing what happened when Officer Will Luna responded to Mission Middle School in Riverside on a report of a coyote in the bathroom. The post said the coyote had been spotted near the school multiple times in recent weeks, but Monday morning marked the first time it had wandered onto school grounds — and the first time it entered the building. The video shows Luna encountering he coyote in a bathroom stall and successfully ensnaring the animal with a lasso. “We are pleased that this incident was smooth and all the children were OK and we were able to get the coyote back to its more natural habitat,” Animal Services Director Erin Gettis said in a statement. See the video HERE.
*********We’ve run into cougars in the men’s room before!!!
*******Maybe that coyote was identifying as a human being, you bigot!!
Swan Delays Trains
Some morning commuters in England were delayed for about an hour when a swan was spotted on the train tracks. Passengers on Network Rail’s Wessex route said they were delayed for about an hour Monday morning and were told the cause was a swan spotted on the tracks in Staines, Surrey, at about 8 a.m. The Wessex route posted a photo to Twitter showing an employee carrying the swan after it was safely captured and put in a bag for restraint. “If you swan around on the railway, you get The Bag,” the tweet said. Network Rail said the swan was taken to a sanctuary.
*********Here in America, that swan would have been dead meat!!!
Just Another Day In Florida
A Florida woman has been charged with murder after stabbing her sister to death because she reportedly flirted with her boyfriend. Fatiha Marzan, 21, has found out her long-distance boyfriend of five years had flirted with her 20-year-old sister, identified as Sayma Marzan in court documents, and he would tell her he loved her. Orange County Sheriff’s deputies responded to an Orlando home on Sept. 26 where the sisters shared a bedroom, the news outlet reported. They found the sister dead inside. Fatiha Marzan allegedly called 911 saying she stabbed her sister. She then allegedly admitted to stabbing the girl three to four times in the heart. She reportedly purchased a knife set on Amazon two weeks earlier and hid it in a closet. “Fatiha knew she had to wait until her family was asleep to stab Sayma because she did not want anyone to hear the incident,” an affidavit stated. “Fatiha consciously decided to kill her sister, Sayma, and the decision was present in her mind at the time of the killing.”
********The whole “stabbed to death” thing kinda removes the comic potential!
STUFF THAT’S COOL AND VIRAL
VIDEO: OVER DRAMATIC HURRICANE COVERAGE ON CNN.
VIDEO: WHAT IF “KARENS” WERE ZOMBIES??
VIDEO: WOODPECKER PECKS AT CAMERA.
A LIST FOR THURSDAY
2 in 3 Americans think money really can buy happiness
A survey of 2,000 adults between 18 and 55 discovered the definition of happiness hasn’t changed much since pre-pandemic times. Forty-five percent say that before 2019, they associated joy with having free time to spend with friends and family, and a similar amount (46%) continues to do so.
However, Gen Zers experienced a shift in priorities, as more of them associate happiness with their loved ones being healthy now than they did before the pandemic began (45% vs. 33%).
Conducted by OnePoll on behalf of Happy Money for National Financial Awareness Day, the survey found that, overall, more than half the poll (55%) are outsourcing some of their chores to open up their schedules for friends or family.
Over the past three years, people have hired a cleaning service (56%), ordered groceries instead of shopping in-store (54%), moved closer to work to reduce their commute (52%), and ordered takeout instead of cooking (48%), all in the name of enjoying more time with loved ones.
With cooking taking up an average of 90 minutes each day, that’s a potential 1,095 hours gained per year. That may be why nearly two-thirds (65%) believe money can buy happiness.
A new home is where the heart is
Despite the ups and downs of the current housing market, purchasing an apartment or house (52%) was the top milestone people associated with their happiness journey, followed by paying for their child’s education (48%), and buying the perfect gift for a friend or loved one (45%).
When it comes to smaller, recurring purchases, the average person spends about $53 each week on things or experiences that bring them joy.
If there were a recipe for happiness that included purchasable items, a monthly cleaning service for a house or yard (41%) and a month-long family vacation (40%), were preferred “ingredients” over a spa day (29%) or a book club subscription (28%).
People also shared some of their life’s happiest buys, including “buying new furniture,” “living abroad,” “paying off my loans,” and “finally going on a vacation I’ve always wanted.”
“One of the keys to the money and happiness equation is figuring out how to use money as a tool – whether you have a little or a lot of it,” says Dr. Chris Courtney, vice president of science at Happy Money, in a statement. “And given the chaotic macroeconomic environment, it’s an opportunity to rethink old spending habits and make a shift toward spending money on what is truly essential to our well-being.”
Overall, 67 percent are happy at the moment
However, while only 29 percent describe themselves as “very happy,” 45 percent of these respondents think it will take one or a few weeks for them to reach that level.
As for purchases that will make them happy in the future, 59 percent say paying for their kids’ schooling will put a smile on their face, while 56 percent look forward to the joy home remodeling brings.
“As people look at their financial pictures and evaluate their spending, it is also an opportunity to consider what financial products they’re using,” says Dr. Courtney. “People tend only to associate loans with burdensome debt, but the right loan can actually help pay off your credit card and boost your credit score at the same time.”
This random double-opt-in survey of 2,000 Americans between 18 and 55 was commissioned by Happy Money between Aug. 10 and Aug. 17, 2022. It was conducted by market research company OnePoll, whose team members are members of the Market Research Society and have corporate membership to the American Association for Public Opinion Research (AAPOR) and the European Society for Opinion and Marketing Research (ESOMAR).
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