Born on this day!! Actor Loretta Swit (“MASH”) is 84. Singer Harry Elston of Friends of Distinction is 83. Singer Delbert McClinton is 81. Actor Ivonne Coll (“Jane the Virgin”) is 74. Singer-guitarist Chris Difford of Squeeze is 67. Country singer Kim Forester of the Forester Sisters is 61. Actor Kathy Griffin is 61. Actor Ralph Macchio is 60. “Survivor” host Jeff Probst is 60. Saxophonist Tim Burton of The Mighty Mighty Bosstones is 58. Actor Matthew McConaughey is 52. Rapper-producer Sean “Diddy” Combs is 52. TV personality Bethenny Frankel (“Bethenny,” ″Real Housewives of New York”) is 51. Actor Anthony Ruivivar (“Marvel’s Avengers Assemble,” “Third Watch”) is 51. Jazz singer Gregory Porter is 50. Singer Shawn Rivera of Az Yet is 50. Actor Heather Tom (“Bold and the Beautiful,” ″One Life To Live”) is 46. Celebrity chef Curtis Stone is 46. Actor Emme Rylan (“General Hospital”) is 41.
THIS DAY IN GENIUS HISTORY
1842 – Abraham Lincoln married Mary Todd in Springfield, Ill.
1880 – James and John Ritty of Dayton, Ohio, patented the first cash register.
1922 – Howard Carter discovered the tomb of Tutankhamen in Egypt.
1924 – Nellie T. Ross of Wyoming was elected the nation’s first woman governor, to serve out the term of her husband who died in office.
1956 – Russian troops attacked Budapest and crushed the Hungarian revolt under Premier Imre Nagy.
1979 – The American embassy in Tehran, Iran, was seized by militants and 90 Americans were taken hostage.
1995 – Israeli Prime Minister, and Nobel Laureate, Yitzhak Rabin, was assassinated by a right-wing Israeli.
2008 – Democratic senator Barack Obama wins the presidential election against Sen. John McCain, taking 338 electoral votes to McCain’s 161. Obama becomes the first African American to be elected president of the United States.
Today Is: Diwali, National Chicken Lady Day, National Candy Day, National EasyBake Oven Day, National Men Make Dinner Day, Parrot Head Days, Stout Day, Use Your Common Sense Day
TODAY ON TV!
Primetime TV (All Times Eastern)
CBS – 8:00 – Young Sheldon / 8:30 – United States Of AI / 9:00 – Ghosts / 9:30 – B Positive / 10:00 – Bull
NBC – 8:00 – Blacklist / 9:00 – Law and Order SVU / 10:00 – Law and Order: Organized Crime
ABC – 8:00 – The Queen Family Sing A Long / 9:00 – Queen / 10:00 – Queen
FOX – 8:00 – NFL: Jets at Colts
CW – 8:00 – Walker / 9:00 – Legacies
TV Talk Shows
Jimmy Kimmel: Serena Williams, J. Balvin
Jimmy Fallon: Ariana Grande, Adrien Brody, Blxst featuring Ty Dolla $ign
Stephen Colbert: Annaleigh Ashford
Seth Meyers: Kumail Nanjiani, Jonathan Majors, Roy Mayorga
James Corden: Max Greenfield, Angels & Airwaves
The View: Michael Eric Dyson, Padma Lakshmi
The Talk: Dr. Phil McGraw
Live with Kelly and Ryan: Salma Hayek
Ellen DeGeneres: JoJo Siwa, Jenna Johnson-Chmerkovskiy, Mickey Guyton, Dr. Tara Stoinski
Wendy Williams: Guest host Sherri Shepherd
The Real: Nene Leakes
Kelly Clarkson: Hailee Steinfeld, Jamie Oliver, Matthias Schweighöfer, Jordan McGraw
Tamron Hall: Cody Alan, Jonathan Majors, Jill Scott, Barry Watson
Drew Barrymore: Carla Hall, Annaleigh Ashford
WHAT ARE YOU TALKIN’ ABOUT? Here are today’s PPM-Friendly Topics!
QUESTION: Can this new iPhone feature be used as an EAVESDROPPING TOOL??? It’s called “Listen Live,” and it allows listening to convos from a long distance!!!!!!
QUESTION: She’s back.. in black!! A BLACK HABIT!! Whoopi Goldberg is pumped up as Tyler Perry prepares to write, direct and produce “SISTER ACT 3!!!!!!”
QUESTION: Is the FIRST SHOE about to drop?? The husband of slain DP Halyna Hutchins is LAWYERED UP, and about to drop a wrongful death lawsuit!!!!!!!!!!!
QUESTION: Is your government stimulus money burning a hole in your pocket?? Then check out GWYNETH PALTROW’S ridiculous gift selection, starting at $10,000!!
QUESTION: So… where do WE buy a ticket?? A female Vietnamese BILLIONAIRE made her fortune with an airline that features, uh.. interesting uniforms!!! Buckle up!!
Discovery+ announced that it will stream Carole Baskin’s Cage Fight on Nov. 13. Netflix premieres Tiger King 2 on Nov. 17th. The two-part documentary focuses on Baskin and her husband Howard’s investigation of the treatment of big cats. The announcement promises “confrontations with dangerous operators.” In the first clip, Baskin states her frustration that Tiger King became a reality series. Cage Fight will focus on her original intention, preventing the abuse of big cats. “If you’re abusing big cats, I’m coming for you,” Baskin says. Baskin filed a lawsuit against Netflix and production company Royal Goode Productions for using footage of her in the Tiger King sequel. Variety reviewed the court documents on Monday. The case alleges breach of contract, since Baskin and her husband, Howard, only agreed to appear in one documentary. Deadline reported that the Florida judge denied the Baskins’ request for a temporary restraining order to prevent the airing of Tiger King 2.
*********Her new show should be called “Carole Baskin and the Meat Grinder from Hell!!!”
*******Why not just call it “The Tiger Queen!!”???
******If her dead husband shows up, we’re definitely tuning in!!
Jennifer Garner had a ring on her finger in her latest Instagram video, sparking speculation that she is engaged to longtime boyfriend John Miller. She sat down for a lengthy conversation with her “13 Going On 30” co-star Judy Greer about reevaluating their relationship to alcohol throughout their lives and the decision to take a step back from any regular drinking. However, at the top of the video and throughout, Garner can be seen putting on her glasses and sipping tea. When she does so, a very obvious ring can be seen on her left ring finger. It’s hard to tell if the ring is an engagement ring or not, but it would stand to reason given the trajectory of her relationship in recent years. While sometimes people just wear rings, it didn’t take long for some to speculate that the actress has privately gotten engaged to Miller. Us Weekly reports that she began dating the CaliGroup CEO in 2018, a few years after her split with longtime husband Ben Affleck. The outlet reports that he was ready to get married pretty quickly, but that he knew she couldn’t be rushed into such a thing. Eventually, the outlet reports that their differing views on the matter led to a breakup.
********If she is engaged, that’s a lucky dude!! Just sayin’!!
*******Is SHE the reason Ben Affleck has a drinking problem???
*******She was “13 Going on 30,” and her ex-husband is “50 Going on 12!!!”
Nick Lachey has no interest in reading Jessica Simpson’s memoir because as far as he’s concerned, he has “lived the book” and doing so might result in a serious case of déjà vu. He told Andy Cohen on SiriusXM’s “Radio Andy” that while he knew his ex-wife’s autobiography would be dropping, “you’ll be shocked to hear that I have not [read it] nor will I ever read it,” he said. “Here’s the thing — obviously, I knew the book was coming out, but I lived the book,” the 98 Degrees member added. “I know what the truth is, so I don’t need to read someone’s version of it in a story.” They were married from 2002 until their split in 2006. Both of the exes have since remarried and share children with their current spouses, Vanessa Lachey and Eric Johnson, respectively. “I’m thrilled to be where I’m at in life, and that was 20 years ago, so it’s honestly the last thing on my mind these days except when someone brings it up,” Lachey told Cohen. “I understand why people want to ask, but it’s so not a part of my life anymore that it’s not even on my radar.” “She’s doing her thing, and I’m doing mine — and that’s the way it should be,” Lachey added.
******Come on, Nick, you can do better than that!! Let’s get a feud going!!!
Pete Davidson and Kim Kardashian at Campania’s on Staten Island Tuesday night. “Pete arranged a dinner on the rooftop privately,” a restaurant source told us. “It was just the two of them.” Our source also added that they didn’t have any security with them. “They quietly were able to sneak in and out,” our source added. The dinner outing comes nearly a week after the duo were photographed holding hands on a Halloween ride at Knott’s Scary Farm in Buena Park, Calif., last Friday. While a source previously told People magazine that Davidson, 27, and Kardashian, 41, are “just friends hanging out,” an insider told Page Six that she is “intrigued” by Davidson. “She likes him,” the source said. Kardashian and Davidson have spent time together previously — during a 2019 birthday dinner for Kid Cudi that Kardashian’s estranged husband, Kanye West (who now goes by simply “Ye”), also attended.
******They call him “Pistol Packin’ Pete!!” Now we know why!!!
******He is on a serious quest to sleep with every woman in America!!! So far, so good!!
******They met when she guest-hosted SNL!! That’s the same was Colin Jost latched onto Scarlett Johansson!!
******Take a lesson, guys: go ahead and make your move!! It might just work!!
Wendy Williams is still on hiatus due to ongoing health issues. Her talk show has announced guest hosts for the rest of November. Michael Rapaport will fill in as the show’s host for the week of Nov. 8, and a new panel will take over for just Nov. 15. “A Rich Christmas” comedian Bill Bellamy will then assume the position for the following two days. “I have always loved being a guest on my friend Wendy’s show!” Bellamy said in a statement released Wednesday. “I am thrilled to have the opportunity to be here for her, and I look forward to working with her amazing team.” At the end of that week, famed talk show host Jerry Springer will guest co-host with Steve Wilkos. While Williams has been focusing on her health — she’s battling complications from Graves’ disease — the guest co-hosts have been scoring the show higher ratings, begging the question: Is the show better off without its persistently plagued host? “She is making progress, but is experiencing serious complications as a direct result of Graves’ disease and her thyroid condition,” a statement from the production company, Debmar-Mercury, explained. “It has been determined that more time is needed before she is able to return to her live hosting duties.”
RUMOR HAS IT that they’re making plans for her to NEVER come back. Ratings are up with the guest hosts!!
********She needs to rest, heal, and work up enough gas to fart on cue!!!
Alec Baldwin defended working conditions on the set of the Western flick “Rust” — sharing a crew member’s social media posts ripping her co-workers for describing it as “chaotic and unsafe.” He shared several screenshots of remarks by Terese Magpale Davis, who worked in the wardrobe department for the movie. “Read this,” Baldwin wrote to introduce the multiple Instagram posts, all of which were screengrabs of Davis’ own social media posts. “I’m so sick of this narrative,” Davis wrote. “I worked on this movie. The story being spun of us being overworked and surrounded by unsafe, chaotic conditions is bulls—.” She insisted that the crew never worked for more than 12½ hours a day — and that “most days were under 12.” “The day Halyna died we had come off of a 12-hour turnaround after an 11 hour shoot day. We had (including camera) gotten off by 6:30 pm,” she wrote. “We had just had a 56 hour weekend right before that. No one was too tired to do their jobs. This is all provable by daily timesheets,” Davis added.
**********Uh…. 12 1/2 hours sounds like a long time, doesn’t it??
******Alec should just chill for awhile!! His public statements are not helping!!!
*****It’s hard to say that working conditions weren’t “unsafe,” when someone just died of a gunshot wound.
UPDATE: Attorneys for the armorer say the gun that Baldwin used was left unattended for TWO HOURS before it was handed to him!!
Ripping The Tabloids (Throughout the week, we’ll give you the stories from that weeks tabs!)
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John Fans Stick It To Paul-(National Enquirer)
Pals of the late John Lennon are slamming Paul McCartney for claiming John broke up The Beatles! “Paul is trying to rewrite history but he’s only telling part of the story,” a music insider snapped. A source added: “Paul and John had an agreement that neither one would own more shares in their music publishing company. But Paul was secretly buying shares and when John found out, that was the end of the band!”
The handsome mystery man secretly romancing Connie Britton is “This Is Us” producer David E. Windsor, who’s said to be separated from his wife. Connie was first spotted with the bigwig weeks ago, during a PDA-packed sushi date in West Hollywood.
Olivia & Jackson: Take Two!-(Us Weekly)
Olivia Jade Giannulli and Jackson Guthy may have ended their nearly two-year relationship in August, but it seems they’re giving it another shot. “Recently, they’ve been seeing more of each other and friends think they’re fully back on,” a source says of the Dancing With the Stars contestant, 22, and Guthy, 25, who were photographed running errands together on Oct. 19. “Jackson is Olivia’s rock, and they’ll always have a romantic spot for each other in their lives.”
Jen’s Too Picky!-(Star)
Will she or won’t she? In September Jennifer Aniston went on the record saying she was looking for a regular guy to date. “Absolutely,” she insisted, adding, “That’s what I’m sort of hoping for is not necessarily somebody in the industry itself. That’ll be nice.” But sources say the Morning Show actress may be kidding herself. “Her friends have been trying to set her up with ‘normal’ guys like she said she wanted,” reveals an insider, describing men like the non-famous mates her pals Sandra Bullock and Reese Witherspoon have found. But among Jen’s red flags: “Receding hairline, weird sense of humor, bad grammar, the list goes on,” says a pal.
Ben & Ana’s Awkward Reunion-(Life & Style)
A source says Ben Affleck is dreading going on a press tour with Deep Water co-star Ana de Armas ahead of the flick’s Jan. 14 release. The former couple fell in love while filming the psychological thriller in 2019, but news of their split made headlines early this year. “Their relationship ended badly,” reveals the source. “They haven’t seen or spoken to each other since the breakup. It’s going to be so awkward.” To make matters worse, Ben, 49, has since moved on from Ana, 33, with Jennifer Lopez, 52, “has a bit of a jealous streak,” the source admits. “While Ben’s told her she has nothing to worry about, there’s no way J.Lo is going to let him and Ana get photographed together on the red carpet. She’s already plotting to do something big with Ben before the premiere to steal Ana’s thunder.”
One Last Thing: Zoe Saldana-(People)
The actress. 43, lends her voice to Netflix’s new animated series Maya and the Three.
Last time I watched the sunset-
In Portugal with a friend. We were on the boardwalk, and right behind us was the 25th of April bridge, which is so beautiful, and my children [twins Bowie and Cy, 6, and son Zen, 4] were running around. It was a very emotional evening.
Last perfect day off-
In Turks and Caicos with my husband [Italian artist Marco Perego-Saldana]. Just to turn from side to side on a chaise lounge wearing a bathing suit and having my favorite guy beside me.
Last time I was recognized-
In Portugal. Everything was going so well, and then they said they really loved me in Mission Impossible. I should text Thandiwe [Newton] every time that happens.
Winner of the Week-(In Touch)
Melissa Joan Hart
The actress becomes the first celebrity to win $1 million on Wheel of Fortune, and donates the money to the Youth Villages charity.
Loose Monkey In Tokyo
Police in Tokyo are trying to locate a loose monkey in the city after the primate was spotted near a religious shrine and a subway station. The Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department said officers from the Kitazawa police station responded Monday when a monkey was spotted in a tree at the Setagaya Hachimangu shrine in Setagaya Ward. Law enforcement was unable to locate the primate, which was next spotted Tuesday at Komaba-Todaimae Station on the Keio-Inokashira Line in Meguro Ward, about 2 miles away from Monday’s sighting. Police said officers were searching the area around the station for the monkey. Officers warned members of the public not to attempt to approach or feed the animal. See the video HERE.
********Maybe he’s commuting!!!
*******City life is more interesting when you add in a few loose monkeys!!!
*******Watch the video, and you’ll know why we’re sure it’s a “he!!”
Corpse Flower Blooming
The San Diego Botanic Garden welcomed thousands of visitors for a spooky — yet stinky — event on Halloween this year. The garden’s rare corpse flower bloomed for the first time in years. The flower, known scientifically as amorphophallus titanum, began opening its flower mid-Sunday afternoon. The fully opened bloom lasts about 48 hours, so the garden expects the rare event to be over on Tuesday evening. Corpse flowers can take seven to 10 years to produce their first bloom and thereafter bloom once every four to five years, so this week’s event was a rare glimpse. The San Diego Botanic Garden said this particular plant is 14 years old and last bloomed October 2018. Their name comes from the pungent, rotting flesh smell the flower emits during its bloom. The plant, native to the Indonesian island of Sumatra, is considered endangered, with fewer than 1,000 left in the wild.
*****People are walking by and saying, “Man!! Who died in there??”
******If it smells like rotting flesh, that means it’s probably NOT a good hostess gift!!
*******We don’t want it to go extinct, but please, don’t plant one in OUR neighborhood!!
Lucky Lottery Win
Lottery officials in South Carolina said a record 1,400 people won top prizes when a Pick 4 drawing resulted in the winning numbers 7-7-7-7. The South Carolina Education Lottery said the Nov. 2 midday Pick 4 drawing marked the first time 7-7-7-7 has come up in the game, and 1,400 tickets were purchased with that number combination. Officials said the number of winners was six times the number from the previous day’s drawing. The lottery said the drawing resulted in a record $3.5 million in prize money being owned. The game bears a top prize of $2,500 or $5,000, depending on the amount players paid for their tickets.
*********They should double the jackpots for 7’s!! Why?? They just should!!
******Why do winning lottery numbers seem so… random??
Mystery Jetpack In L.A. Solved
Authorities investigating a series of possible jetpack sightings over Los Angeles believe they may have identified an explanation for the mysterious reports – one that requires no fuel, no engines, and no high-flying technology. “One working theory is that pilots might have seen balloons,” the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Federal Aviation Administration said in statements, after NBC Los Angeles obtained police video and photos that appear to show a human-shaped inflatable toy floating thousands of feet above Beverly Hills. The crew aboard an LAPD helicopter captured the images last year, about two weeks after the second reported sighting of a jet pack a few miles further south over the Culver City or Century City areas. The inflatable appeared to be a life-sized ‘Jack Skellington’ – the main character in Tim Burton’s 1993 movie “A Nightmare Before Christmas.” While officials told NBC Los Angeles that the police encounter could have been a single balloon that broke loose from a Halloween display and drifted into the sky, it also emboldened one theory shared among federal authorities investigating the sightings: that pilots might have seen human-shaped inflatables or other balloons that had drifted into the landing approach routes into LAX. There have been three sightings reported by pilots lining up to land at LAX.
********Or…. it could be AN ALIEN IN A JET PACK!!! Just sayin’!!
******Has anyone seen Boba Fett lately????
STUFF THAT’S COOL AND VIRAL
VIDEO: WHAT IF THE MOON HIT THE EARTH??
VIDEO: WAR ON CHRISTMAS!
A LIST FOR THURSDAY
Experts Predict The Most Popular Baby Names Of 2050
Baby name experts often share their predictions about which names will be popular in a year or two. But the folks at Nameberry recently decided to take it even further and look three decades into the future. The popular baby naming website released a list of names that its experts believe many parents will be choosing in the year 2050 ― from Eleri to Helix to Prairie. To identify the trendy names of the future, the Nameberry editors looked through the thousands of names given to fewer than 25 babies born in 2020. They selected 10 uncommon names for girls and for boys that they expect will be more popular for future generations of babies. “We’ve been looking at generational changes in names and discovered that many trending names today were extremely rare a generation ago, in the 1990 U.S. statistics,” Redmond said. “It’s fascinating to look through the bottom of the extended list of names in 1990 and find names like Luna and Harper that are so hot right now. Only 12 girls were named Harper in 1990, and it’s now a top 10 name. Only 15 were named Luna.”
Redmond noted that she expects most people reading the list won’t like the name offerings, since later generations tend to choose names that their parents wouldn’t ― and didn’t. “The same thing holds true going back over time. Every generation of parents needs to reinvent baby names,” Redmond said. “We hope to encourage parents to look further down the popularity list if they want a really rare name. There are a lot of treasures hiding down there that are going to sound really good for decades.” Without further ado, here are 20 names that Nameberry editors predict will be popular in 2050. Visit their website for more future name predictions and the reasons behind them.
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