Born on this day!! Actor-singer Julie Andrews is 85. Actor Stella Stevens is 82. Saxophonist Jerry Martini of Sly and the Family Stone is 77. Jazz bassist Dave Holland is 74. Actor Stephen Collins (“Seventh Heaven”) is 73. Actor Yvette Freeman (“ER”) is 70. Actor Randy Quaid is 70. Singer Howard Hewett is 65. Drummer Tim O’Reagan of The Jayhawks is 62. Singer Youssou N’Dour is 61. Actor Esai Morales (“NYPD Blue”) is 58. Actor Christopher Titus (“Titus”) is 56. Model-actor Cindy Margolis is 55. Singer-guitarist Kevin Griffin of Better Than Ezra is 52. Actor Zach Galifianakis (“The Hangover”) is 51. Actor Sherri Saum (“The Fosters”) is 46. Actor Katie Aselton (“Legion,” “The League”) is 42. Actor Sarah Drew (“Grey’s Anatomy” ″Everwood”) is 40. Actor Carly Hughes (“American Housewife”) is 38. Comedian Beck Bennett (“Saturday Night Live”) is 36. Actor Jurnee Smollett-Bell (“Underground,” ″Wanda at Large”) is 34. Actor Brie Larson (“United States of Tara”) is 31. Singer Jade Bird is 23. Actor Priah Ferguson (“Stranger Things”) is 14. Actor Jack Stanton (“The Mick”) is 12.
THIS DAY IN GENIUS HISTORY
1800 – Spain ceded Louisiana to France in the secret Treaty of San Ildefonso. Although Napoleon Bonaparte agreed never to alienate Louisiana, he disregarded the treaty and sold Louisiana to the United States three years later.
1908 – Henry Ford introduced the first mass-produced automobile on the market—the Model T car to the market. Each car cost $825.
1936 – General Francisco Franco became head of the insurgent Spanish government.
1961 – Roger Maris of the New York Yankees hit his 61st home run of the season, breaking Babe Ruth’s record of 60 set in 1927.
1971 – Walt Disney World opened in Orlando, Florida, 16 years after Disneyland debuted in Anaheim, Calif.
Today Is: Bring Your Bible To School Day, CD Player Day, Fire Pup Day, International Coffee Day, International Day of Older Persons, International Music Day, Model T Day, National Black Dog Day, National Book It! Day, National Fruit At Work Day, National Hair Day, National Lace Day, National Walk Your Dog Day, Vegan Baking Day, Willy Wonka Day, World Vegetarian Day
TODAY ON TV!
Primetime TV (All Times Eastern)
CBS – 8:00 – Big Brother / 9:00 – Love Island / 10:00 – Star Trek: Discovery
NBC – 8:00 – The Wall / 9:00 – Dateline NBC
ABC – 8:00 – Celebrity Family Feud / 9:00 – Press Your Luck / 10:00 – Match Game
FOX – 8:00 – The Masked Singer / 9:00 – Filthy Rich
CW – 8:00 – Mystery Decoded / 9:00 – Penn and Teller Fool Us
TV Talk Shows
Stephen Colbert: Ethan Hawke, Andrew Weissmann
Seth Meyers: Cecily Strong, David Wright, Miranda July, Jessica Burdeaux
Lilly Singh: Sara Foster, Erin Foster (R 4/27/20)
Conan: Melissa Villaseñor (R 9/15/20)
The Talk: Tyra Banks
Live with Kelly and Ryan: Lily Collins, Tim McGraw, Dr. Gail Saltz
Ellen DeGeneres: Chris Rock
The Real: Michael Strahan, Tobe Nwigwe
Kelly Clarkson: Seth MacFarlane, Arden Myrin, Stephen Curry, Ziggy Marley
Tamron Hall: The cast of Netflix’s “Boys in the Band”, Barbie Ferreira
WHAT ARE YOU TALKIN’ ABOUT? Here are today’s PPM-Friendly Topics!
QUESTION: But… the Indian Casinos are open??? Disneyland is not allowed to open… and Disney is now forced to LAY OFF 28,000 EMPLOYEES!!! Good move, Cali!!!!!
QUESTION: Why can’t Subway get a tax break for serving BREAD? Because their bread is TOO SUGARY to qualify as bread!!! Like.. FIVE TIMES TOO SUGARY!!!!!!!!!
QUESTION: Hey… what can go wrong?? FLORIDA WOMAN has to forfeit a lottery prize because the POST OFFICE lost her winning ticket!! Hmmm.. how about ballots??
QUESTION: Was he happy to see STEVE HARVEY? Kathie Lee Gifford’s son-in-law goes viral after his tight pants revealed TOO MUCH PACKAGE on “Family Feud!!”
QUESTION: Why didn’t she do it ON CAMERA?? A TV reporter gets in a political argument, then BREAKS A BEER BOTTLE ON A GUY’S HEAD!!! (She’s in jail now)
Adrian Groulx, Bradley Constant and Uli Latukefu will play Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson at ages 10, 15 and 18 in the new sitcom, Young Rock, NBC announced Wednesday. The network has ordered 11 episodes of the show, which is to debut in 2021. The series is being executive produced by Johnson, Nahnatchka Khan, Jeff Chiang, Dany Garcia, Hiram Garcia, Brian Gewirtz and Jennifer Carreras. Khan and Chiang wrote the pilot, and Khan is the series’ showrunner. Johnson is expected to appear in each episode to set up that night’s story. Stacey Leilua and Joseph Lee Anderson will play Johnson’s parents, Ata and Rocky. The real Rocky Johnson died this year at age 75.
********The three young actors will play him as a grain of sand, a pebble and a stone!!
******The adult version of The Rock will be played by Kevin Hart!!
Disney is developing a follow-up to its 2019 photo-realistic remake of The Lion King with filmmaker Barry Jenkins attached to direct. The sequel will touch on the early years of Mufasa, who was originally voiced by James Earl Jones in the 2019 film and the animated film from 1994. Jeff Nathanson is returning to pen the script. The 2019 film, from director Jon Favreau, grossed $1.5 billion globally. Disney has not announced a release date or production start date for the sequel. It remains unknown if any of the cast from the 2019 film will be returning. Donald Glover voiced Simba with Beyonce as Nala, Billy Eichner as Timon, Seth Rogen as Pumbaa and Chiwetel Ejiofor as Scar.
*********In the next sequel, Scar has a sex change and becomes the “Lion Queen!!”
********Why isn’t Carole Baskin in the cast???
*******Joe Exotic will play a redneck who tries to kidnap Simba!!!
Jennifer Aniston spoke with “SmartLess” podcast hosts Jason Bateman, Will Arnett and Sean Hayes about her career, admitting that she’s actually contemplated a departure from acting altogether. “I would have to say the last two years that has crossed my mind, which it never did before,” Aniston said of leaving the industry. Noting that she initially had these thoughts before filming “The Morning Show,” the “Friends” alum said her contemplation was spurred by not knowing where her passions lie. “I don’t know if this is what interests me,” she said. Without divulging details, the actress informed the three actors that she was involved with one project that “sucked the life out of me.” But “Friends” diehards will be pleased to know that when asked what project has been a career highlight for her, the popular TV sitcom tops the list. “That’s a no-brainer,” she said of the show that saw her star alongside her Hollywood BFF Courteney Cox. “I would have to say that’s number one.”
*****We just watched one of her old movies.. she quit acting after the first ten minutes!!
*******Did she just call her part in “Friends” a “no-brainer??” Good call!!
Will Smith and some of his cast members on “Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” reunited earlier this month to tour the famous mansion for the 30th anniversary of the sitcom. Smith was joined by DJ Jazzy Jeff, Tatyana Ali, Karyn Parsons, Daphne Maxwell Reid and Joseph Marcell. For fans lucky enough to snag the Airbnb deal once booking started on Tuesday, the home is available to rent for only five dates next month for $30. On Monday, a video tour of the mansion aired. Smith and Jeff who played onscreen best friends, met up before the rest of the cast to take photos and shoot videos. Memorabilia was scattered throughout the home. Some of the rooms replicated the set where the stars actually filmed the indoor scenes. Only the facade of the building was used on the sitcom. Castmates Alfonso Ribeiro and Janet Hubert-Whitten, who played the original Aunt Vivian Banks character, were not in attendance although they will appear on the HBO Max reunion special airing in November.
**********The reunion will be hosted by Fresh Prince Harry.. because he needs the attention!!!
Derek Jeter was only the second person that Mariah Carey slept ever with. She reveals that in her just-released memoir “The Meaning of Mariah Carey,” adding that the first time they slept together at his house in Tampa, his sister Sharlee was also there so, “basically it was an eighth-grade event.” He had a longtime crush on Carey hanging her posters in his bedroom as a teen and even had a game plan to marry her. “‘I had this plan,’ he told me. ‘I was going to come to New York. I was going to get on the Yankees. I was going to meet you, and I was going to steal you away from Tony Sony – his name for Tommy (Mottola, Carey’s first husband) – ‘and then we were going to get married.’” The couple dated from 1997 to 1998, yet it was an enormously important relationship for Carey who was coming off an allegedly emotionally abusive and controlling marriage to music exec Mottola. “It was so sensual,” Carey writes of their time together. “Everything was so new and sweet, down to the smooth texture of his honey-dropped skin … It was so heady, so intoxicating, and I was so vulnerable. I was in touch with a fire I didn’t know I had inside.” Carey calls her time with Jeter “a short and sweet dream.”
********Tommy Mottola left his wife and two kids for her!! So of course, he must be destroyed!!
******Her only problem with Jeter was the foul balls!!
*******There are a lot of Yankee fans who would love to sleep with Derek!! Including the guys!!
Jessica Simpson is flaunting her fit physique on Instagram just over a year after giving birth to her third child, Birdie Mae. She posted a picture of herself on Monday doing a warrior yoga pose in workout clothes from her Jessica Simpson Collection. According to the company’s Instagram, the Ariel seamless bra retails for $40 and the movement capri in black painted leopard costs $55. “Starting the week with a warrior mindset aligned with the beauty of the sunset,” Simpson, 40, captioned the pic, which features a beautiful sunset backdrop. Simpson has been candid about her weight loss journey since gaining more than 100 pounds during her most recent pregnancy. In addition to Birdie Mae, she has two other children, Maxwell Drew, 8, and Ace Knute, 7, with husband Eric Johnson. See the photo HERE.
*******This is some breaking news!!! And it includes the prices of the gear she’s hawking!!
The publisher of Britain’s Mail on Sunday newspaper can use the contents of a recent behind-the scenes book about Meghan and Harry in its legal defense for an invasion of privacy lawsuit brought by the duchess, a judge ruled Tuesday. Judge Francesca Kaye gave Associated Newspapers Ltd. permission to amend its defense to add “further particulars” relating to the book “Finding Freedom,” which was published last month. Meghan is suing the publisher over five February 2019 articles in the Mail on Sunday and on the MailOnline website that published portions of a handwritten letter she wrote to her estranged father, Thomas Markle, after her marriage to Harry in 2018. Associated Newspapers is contesting the claim in London’s High Court. Its lawyers argue that Meghan made personal information public by cooperating with the authors of the book “in order to set out her own version of events in a way that is favorable to her.” Antony White, a lawyer for Associated Newspapers, said in written court submissions that the book appeared to have been written with Meghan and Harry’s “extensive cooperation.” Meghan’s lawyers deny that she collaborated with the book’s authors, ELLE and Oprah magazine contributor Carolyn Durand and Omid Scobie, royal editor for Harper’s Bazaar.
******The Queen made a little phone call.. and Meghan lost!!
********When the ruling came down, Meghan’s attorney almost flipped his white, powdered wig!!
*****This is why she wanted to move to southern California… celebrities never lose here!!
Ripping The Tabloids (Throughout the week, we’ll give you the stories from that weeks tabs!)
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Kaia Gerber & Jacob Elordi More Than ‘Kissing’ Cousins!-(National Enquirer)
Leggy looker Kaia Gerber-the daughter of Cindy Crawford and Rande Gerber-was spotted strolling hand in hand with Jacob Elordi in NYC! The 19-year-old model previously dated “SNL” star Pete Davidson, while “The Kissing Booth” actor, 23, was linked to his “Euphoria” co-star Zendaya earlier this year. Sources said they’ve been “inseparable” since September.
Movie mobster Ray Liotta and better half Jacy Nittolo were spotted playing kissy-face in Pacific Palisades-while sporting wedding bands!
Heather & Tarek: Love At First Sight-(Us Weekly)
Tarek El Moussa thought he’d never marry again following his 2016 split from then-wife Christina Anstead-and then he met Heather Rae Young. “My life changed,” the Flipping 101 star, 39, gushes. “The second I saw her, I had a tingle in my tummy.” Now newly engaged, El Moussa is excited for his future with Young, 33. “I couldn’t be happier,” he adds. “2020 has been rough, but for me, it’s the best year of my life.”
Pink & Carey: Therapy Works!-(Star)
After 19 years together, Pink (a.k.a. Alecia Beth Moore) is brutally honest that couples’ counseling has been a must for keeping her relationship with Carey Hart on track. “People roll their eyes when we talk about therapy,” the singer, 41, captioned a Sept. 14 photo with her husband. “But I’ll tell you what. It’s worth it. All of it.” And despite those rolled eyes, their happy home is proof the process works. “At the end of the day, it’s worth the sweat and tears,” adds the insider. “It saved Pink and Carey’s marriage, there’s no doubting that.”
Say What?!-(Life & Style)
“One of our main love languages is the spiritual evolution. We love mysticism, conspiracies, aliens, all that stuff. We love an adventure of the mind.”-Katy Perry, on fiancé Orlando Bloom.
“I need to stop drinking rose and eating potato chips.”-Kate Winslet on “panicking” about having to return to the set of Mare of Easttown soon.
“I’m a superhero nerd…..I’ve always want to have superpowers.”-Kristen Wiig, on landing her “dream” role in Wonder Woman 1984.
One Last Thing: Jessica Alba-(People)
The actress, 39, stars in the Bad Boys spinoff series L.A.’s Finest on Fox.
Last guilty pleasure-
I’ve been organizing and reorganizing, so I’ve been buying containers on Amazon and lots of labels and bins. I don’t know what’s wrong with me. I need to get out more.
Last irrational fear-
I’m scared of the dark at night, like shadows and noises. My kids, I’ll wake up and they’ll be standing over me. So when I see [shadows], I’m like, “Is that one of them creeping around?”
Last time one of my kids made me laugh-
Hayes [her son, 2] has watched an abnormal amount of Peppa Pig. Now he’ll say “water” with a British accent. And when he gets up or squats down, he goes, “Uhhh.” I guess that’s how Cash [Warren, her husband] and I sound when we’re getting up. Maybe it’s just me!
Winners of the Week-(In Touch)
Kelly Ripa & Mark Consuelos
-The couple give scholarships and laptops to 20 homeless college-bound students.
Ferret Invades Bedroom
A ferret that escaped from his owner’s home in England was found early the next morning when he wandered into a stranger’s home and climbed into bed with a resident. Lisa Marie Buckley said her family’s 18-month-old ferret, Thomas, escaped from their home in the village of Ince on Saturday night, leading her to post about the pet’s disappearance on social media. Buckley said neighbors reported sighting Thomas in various locations around the neighborhood overnight before she was contacted by a local man named Patrick Newman the following morning. Newman said he woke to find Thomas had climbed into bed with him. Buckley visited Newman’s house to bring Thomas home. She said Newman quickly grew fond of Thomas and presented Buckley with a sign he made bearing the pet’s name. Buckley said she had Thomas’ microchip checked to make sure she had the right ferret, and had a momentary panic when the chip’s information initially indicated he did not belong to her — but she soon discovered the ferret was indeed Thomas, and the chip was merely out of date.
********Remember to keep your chip updated… you know, when Bill Gates puts on in YOU!!
*******The ferret crawled in his underwear. They asked him what happened next, and he said, “I don’t know! I passed out!!”
Pomegranate Company Looking For A Plan!
A California juice company is offering $1 million in funding and development resources for a plan to do something about the 50,000 tons of pomegranate husks the firm disposes of each year. The Wonderful Co., based in Los Angeles, said it is teaming up with food waste nonprofit ReFED to search for a way to use the rind, pith and seeds left over from the juicing process in an environmentally friendly way. The “Wonderful Innovation Challenge” is offering $1 million for the pitch that is ultimately selected. The company said registration for the challenge is open through Dec. 7, and the pitches will then be put through a four-stage review process before the final plan is chosen. “The Wonderful Innovation Challenge was born out of our mission to continually push the boundaries of sustainability by embracing bold, innovative ideas,” said Steve Swartz, vice president of strategy at The Wonderful Co. “This competition will provide a select group of winners the resources they need to grow their business, make a positive impact, and help us fulfill our environmental mission.”
*********Maybe they can recycle the husks and make plastic bottles out of them!!
*******We’ve got an idea for those husks: burn ’em!!!
Cursing Parrots Removed From Zoo Display
A British zoo said five parrots were removed from public display after the birds spent their time in quarantine together teaching each other to shout profanities. The Lincolnshire Wildlife Park said the five African grey parrots, named Eric, Jade, Elsie, Tyson and Billy, were given to the facility by five different owners in the same week, so the birds were put into quarantine together before going on display. The time alone gave the parrots time to teach one another their favorite swear words, park officials said. The birds were put on public display, but soon removed when zookeepers discovered the outcome of their time together. “It just went ballistic, they were all swearing,” zoo chief executive Steve Nichols told CNN. “We were a little concerned about the children.” Nichols said zoo officials are hoping keeping the birds separated will give them an opportunity to clean up their language before returning to public display.
*******Polly wants a fu*king cracker!!!!!
*******The birds are a hit with the public!! (true) They love to curse back at them!!
*******These are the same birds that were singing Beyonce songs!! (true)
A North Carolina woman said a surprise appearance by a snake inside her home turned out to be doubly surprising when she noticed it has two heads. Jeannie Wilson said she was in the sunroom of her Alexander County home when she spotted a foot-long baby snake slithering around. Wilson said she was shocked to notice the reptile was a two-headed snake. “I called my son-in-law, who wasn’t far away, and he said he’d be back,” Wilson told WSOC-TV. “I’m not crazy, guys. He’s got two heads. When he got there, he said, ‘He does have two heads, don’t he?'” Wilson turned the snake, which she named Double Trouble, over to the Catawba Science Center, which confirmed it was a non-venomous rat snake. The science center said the snake’s two heads are the result of a mutation believed to occur in one out of every 100,000 rat snakes.
********Two heads?? You know what that means: two hats!!!
******When he talks to himself… he can answer!!
*******Talk about being two-faced!!!
STUFF THAT’S COOL AND VIRAL
VIDEO: BIRDS AND ANIMALS FIGHT OVER SEEDS!
A LIST FOR THURSDAY
Everything coming to Hulu in October 2020
Available Oct. 1
90 Day Fiancé: Before the 90 Days: Complete Season 4 (TLC)
90 Day Fiancé: Complete Season 7 (TLC)
All-Star Halloween Spectacular: Special (Food Network)
Bizarre Foods With Andrew Zimmern: Complete Seasons 9 & 10 (Travel Channel)
Bride Killa: Complete Season 1 (ID)
Cutthroat Kitchen: Complete Season 13 (Food Network)
Dr. Pimple Popper: Complete Season 4 (TLC)
Going for Sold: Complete Season 1 (HGTV)
Guy’s Grocery Games: Complete Seasons 18 – 20 (Food Network)
Halloween Baking Championship: Complete Seasons 1 – 4 (Food Network)
Halloween Wars: Complete Seasons 3 – 8 (Food Network)
Hell’s Kitchen: Complete Season 18 (ITV)
Homicide City: Charlotte: Complete Season 1 (ID)
Homicide Hunter: Lt. Joe Kenda: Complete Season 9 (ID)
Man with a Van: Complete Season 1 (ID)
Moonshiners: Master Distiller: Complete Season 1 (Discovery)
Murder Comes Home: Complete Season 1 (ID)
My 600-lb Life: Complete Season 8 (TLC)
My Feet Are Killing Me: Complete Season 1 (TLC)
Property Virgins: Complete Season 18 (HGTV)
Supermarket Stakeout: Complete Season 1 (Food Network)
Sweet 15: Quinceañera: Complete Season 1 (TLC)
The Flay List: Complete Season 1 (Food Network)
Twisted Love: Complete Season 1 (ID)
A Beautiful Mind (2001)
Across The Line (2015)
After Life (2010)
Blade 2 (2002)
Blade: Trinity (2004)
Blood Ties (2014)
Blue City (1986)
The Curse Of Downers Grove (2015)
Deep Blue Sea (1999)
The Do-Deca-Pentathlon (2011)
Double, Double, Toil and Trouble (1993)
Drugstore Cowboy (1989)
The Executioners (2018)
The Express (2008)
The Eye (2008)
Girls Against Boys (2013)
Good Hair (2009)
Guess Who (2005)
Hostel: Part II (2007)
House Of 1000 Corpses (2003)
The Hurt Locker (2009)
Ice Age: The Meltdown (2006)
Interview With the Vampire (1994)
Judy & Punch (2019)
Kicking & Screaming (2005)
Lady in a Cage (1964)
Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome (1985)
Nurse 3D (2014)
The Pirates! Band Of Misfits (2012)
The Portrait of a Lady (1996)
The Quiet Ones (2014)
Raging Bull (1980)
The Sandman (2018)
Senorita Justice (2004)
Sk8 Dawg (2018)
The Skull (1965)
Snakes On A Plane (2006)
Thanks for Sharing (2013)
Tooth Fairy (2008)
Triumph of the Spirit (1989)
Wayne’s World 2 (1993)
When A Stranger Calls (2006)
William Shakespeare’s Romeo + Juliet (1996)
Zombie Killers: Elephant’s Graveyard (2015)
Available Oct. 2
Monsterland: Complete Season 1 (Hulu Original)
Connecting: Series Premiere (NBC)
Available Oct. 3
Ma Ma (2015)
Available Oct. 4
Saturday Night Live: Season 46 Premiere (NBC)
Available Oct. 5
Dragon Ball Super: New Episodes 1 – 131 (DUBBED) (Toei)
Available Oct. 7
Books of Blood: Film Premiere (Hulu Original)
Ellen’s Game of Games: Season 4 Premiere (NBC)
Next: Series Premiere (Fox)
Available Oct. 8
Scream 4 (2011)
Available Oct. 9
Terminator: Dark Fate (2020)
Available Oct. 11
Savage Youth (2018)
Scotch: A Golden Dream (2018)
Available Oct. 12
The Swing Of Things (2020)
Available Oct. 14
The Bachelorette: Season 16 Premiere (ABC)
Available Oct. 15
The Purge: Complete Season 2 (USA)
Treadstone: Complete Season 1 (USA)
Bad Roomies (2015)
High Strung (2016)
It Came from the Desert (2017)
Life After Basketball (2019)
Playing with Fire (2019)
The Escort (2016)
Available Oct. 16
Helstrom: Complete Season 1 (Hulu Original)
The Painted Bird (2019)
Available Oct. 17
Shark Tank: Season 12 Premiere (ABC)
Momma Named Me Sheriff: Complete Season 1 (Adult Swim)
Mr. Pickles: Finale Episode (Adult Swim)
Available Oct. 18
Friend Request (2016)
Available Oct. 19
America’s Funniest Home Videos: Season 31 Premiere (ABC)
Card Sharks: Series Premiere (ABC)
Supermarket Sweep: Series Premiere (ABC)
Who Wants To Be A Millionaire: Season 2 Premiere (ABC)
Available Oct. 20
The Voice: Season 19 Premiere (NBC)
F*ck That’s Delicious: Complete Season 4 (Vice)
Available Oct. 21
Cyrano, My Love (2019)
Available Oct. 21
Black-ish: Season 7 Premiere (ABC)
The Conners: Season 3 Premiere (ABC)
The Goldbergs: Season 8 Premiere (ABC)
Available October 23
Bad Hair: Film Premiere (Hulu Original)
Superstore: Season 6 Premiere (NBC)
Available Oct. 26
Homeland: Complete Season 8 (Showtime)
What to Expect When You’re Expecting (2012)
Available Oct. 29
American Housewife: Season 5 Premiere (ABC)
Bad Therapy (2020)
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