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Born on this day!! Actor Dick Van Dyke is 97. Country singer Buck White of The Whites is 92. Actor-singer John Davidson is 81. Actor Kathy Garver (“Family Affair”) is 77. Singer Ted Nugent is 74. Guitarist Jeff “Skunk” Baxter (The Doobie Brothers, Steely Dan) is 74. Guitarist Ron Getman of The Tractors is 74. Country singer-guitarist Randy Owen of Alabama is 73. Actor Wendie Malick (“Hot in Cleveland,” ″Just Shoot Me”) is 72. Country singer John Anderson is 68. Singer Steve Forbert is 68. Singer Morris Day of The Time is 66. Actor Steve Buscemi is 65. Actor Johnny Whitaker (“Family Affair”) is 63. Bassist John Munson of Semisonic is 60. Reality TV star NeNe Leakes (“The New Normal,” ″The Real Housewives of Atlanta”) is 56. Actor-comedian Jamie Foxx is 55. Actor Lusia Strus (“50 First Dates”) is 55. TV personality Debbie Matenopoulos is 48. Singer-guitarist Tom Delonge of Blink-182 (and Angels and Airwaves) is 47. Actor James Kyson Lee (“Heroes”) is 47. Actor Kimee Balmilero (“Hawaii Five-0″) is 43. Actor Chelsea Hertford (“Major Dad”) is 41. Singer Amy Lee of Evanescence is 41. Trumpeter Wesley Watkins of Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats is 35. Actor Marcel Spears (“The Mayor”) is 34. Singer Taylor Swift is 33. Actor Maisy Stella (“Nashville”) is 19.


1642 – New Zealand was discovered by Dutch navigator Abel Tasman.
1918 – President Wilson arrived in France, becoming the first U.S. president to visit Europe while in office.
1978 – The U.S. Mint began stamping the Susan B. Anthony dollar, the first U.S. coin honoring a woman.
1981 – The Polish government imposed martial law in an attempt to crush the Solidarity movement.
1989 – South African President F. W. de Klerk met with Nelson Mandela for the first time.
1996 – Kofi Annan of Ghana chosen to become UN secretary-general.
2000 – George W. Bush accepted presidency 36 days after election; Al Gore, Jr., conceded.
2003 – American forces captured Saddam Hussein who was hiding in a hole near his hometown of Tikrit.

Today Is: Day Of The Horse, National Guard Birthday

Primetime TV (All Times Eastern)

CBS – 8:00 – FBI  /  9:00 – FBI International  /  10:00 – FBI: Most Wanted
NBC – 8:00  – The Voice  /  9:00 – The Voice
ABC – 8:00 –  Celebrity Wheel Of Fortune  /  9:00 – CMA Country Christmas  /  10:00 – Avatar Special
FOX – 8:00 – The Resident  /  9:00 – TMZ Christmas
CW – 8:00 –  The Winchesters /  9:00 – Professionals

TV Talk Shows

Jimmy Kimmel: Sigourney Weaver, Jovan Adepo, Dawes
Jimmy Fallon: Stanley Tucci, Michael Che, Sean Patton, Muni Long
Stephen Colbert: RuPaul, Ed Sheeran
Seth Meyers: Kate Hudson, Angie Rito, Scott Tacinelli, Kevin Murphy
Watch What Happens Live: Morris Chestnut, Melissa De Sousa
The View: Edward Norton
The Talk: Kumail Nanjiani, Annaleigh Ashford, Natalie Morales
Live with Kelly and Ryan: Antonio Banderas, Ashanti
Kelly Clarkson: Amy Poehler, Gabriel LaBelle, Samara Joy, Tamera Mowry-Housley
Tamron Hall: Tanya Tucker, Tamara Tunie
Drew Barrymore: Ellen Pompeo, Meghan Trainor, Mikel Welch
Jennifer Hudson: Regina Hall, Russell Dickerson

WHAT ARE YOU TALKIN’ ABOUT? Here are today’s PPM-Friendly Topics!

QUESTION: How are those lovebirds doing over at GOOD MORNING AMERICA?? TJ Holmes and Amy Roback are OFF THE AIR pending an internal investigation!!!!


QUESTION: Ever do a job interview where they ask you, “So what is your biggest weakness??” Here are the best answers to give to that question.. and the ones you should NEVER give!!


QUESTION: What is NUCLEAR FUSION and why should you care? Cali scientists have just made a significant breakthrough that could lead to UNLIMITED clean energy!!


QUESTION: How BAD are Harry and Meghan?? Even that whiny bitch HOWARD STERN calls them “whiny bitches!!!” Their bitch-fest is getting harder and harder to watch!

Howard Stern

Skiers dressed in Santa Claus outfits hit the slopes for charity at the Sunday River Ski Resort, Sunday, Dec. 11, 2022, in Newry, Maine. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)

Harry and Meghan Release New Netflix Trailer

Netflix shared a trailer for new episodes of the docuseries featuring Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.  The teaser shows them leave the United Kingdom after announcing in January 2020 that they were stepping back as senior members of the British royal family.  The couple also address the “institutional gaslighting” that contributed to their departure.  “I wasn’t being thrown to the wolves. I was being fed to the wolves,” Markle says.  Harry also mentions his brother, Prince William, and how he feels his family with Markle wasn’t protected in the same way.  “They were happy to lie to protect my brother but weren’t willing to tell the truth to protect us,” he says.  See it HERE.
*********In the third batch of shows, he takes target practice using a picture of William!!!!
*****It’s tough being the “spare!!!”
*******It’s turning out that Meghan’s dad is actually the classy one!!!
*******This is turning into a Family Feud! It’s time to bring in Sir Steve Harvey!!!

Jay Leno Says He Likes His New Face

The accident that left Jay Leno with third-degree burns didn’t douse his sense of humor.  He joked he has “a brand-new face” after being badly injured in a gasoline fire last month, saying, “It’s better than what was there before.”  He reflected on the incident in a Wall Street Journal essay published Sunday, writing that he refuses to stress out over it despite sustaining “deep” burns.  “Really, it was an accident, that’s all,” he explained. “Anybody who works with their hands on a regular basis is going to have an accident at some point. If you play football, you get a concussion or a broken leg. Anything you do, there’s a risk factor.  You have to joke about it,” he added. “There’s nothing worse than whiny celebrities. If you joke about it, people laugh along with you.”  Leno was tinkering with one of his vehicles, a 1907 White Steam car, on Nov. 12 when a fuel leak caused his hands and face to be doused with gas, which subsequently ignited and set him ablaze.
*****If they reboot M*A*S*H, he could play Major Burns!!!!
********Jay was upset because gas is so expensive… he couldn’t afford to waste it!!
******His chin is so big.. if they hadn’t put the fire out, it could still be burning!!

ABC News Anchor Upset About Romance

Strong opinions inside ABC News over “GMA3” hosts Amy Robach and T.J. Holmes’ off-screen affair are out there.  Sources say that Robach’s “20/20” co-anchor David Muir “wants no part” of the drama.  “He’s not having it. He’s the face of the evening news and nothing about him ever makes it into the papers. He’s very private and no one at ABC likes the way Amy and T.J. handled it,” a source said.  According to another insider, “every anchor is upset that Amy and T.J. have caused such drama.”  “No one wants to be associated with this, and Amy and David already aren’t that close right now,” they said.  The network’s initial response was to ignore it, but Holmes and Robach didn’t follow orders and joked on-air about having a “great week” after their affair was exposed.
********OK, let’s get it over with and have them make out on camera!!! Isn’t that what we all want???
*****David Muir said, “This is killing my chances with Robin Roberts!!”

Elon Musk Booed On Stage At Dave Chappelle Show

Elon Musk joined Dave Chappelle on stage Sunday in San Francisco, home of Twitter’s headquarters where the world’s richest person recently laid off many of its employees. It went about as well as you’d expect.  The crowd at the Chase Center loudly booed Musk.  Video of the incident at Sunday’s Chappelle show captured by people in attendance shows the controversial Twitter owner taking the stage and yelling Chappelle’s famous Rick James impression: “I’m rich, b***h.” Afterward, Musk got loudly booed for several minutes.  The reaction prompted Chappelle to tell Musk that it “sounds like some of those people you fired are in the audience.”  At one point, when Musk attempted to speak, Chappelle interrupted, saying, “Don’t say nothing. You hear that sound, Elon? That’s the sound of pending civil unrest.” After more jeers, Chappelle ended his show with a reprimand and a prayer.  “Booing is not the best thing you can do,” he said. “I wish everybody in this auditorium the joy of feeling free and may your pursuit of happiness set you free. Amen.”  See the video HERE.
*********Uh… WHY was Musk onstage with Chappelle???
******He loves the Twitter.. but he hates the “Boo Birds!!”

Brendan Fraser Nominated For Golden Globe

Brendan Fraser has been nominated for a Golden Globe for his highly lauded role in Darren Aronofsky’s new drama “The Whale”.  He has vowed to boycott the ceremony organized by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, claiming that its former president, Philip Berk, sexually assaulted him. Berk has strenuously denied the allegations.  “I have more history with the Hollywood Foreign Press Association than I have respect for the Hollywood Foreign Press Association,” Fraser told GQ in an interview last month, defiantly declaring that he will “not participate” in a Golden Globes show.  “It’s because of the history that I have with them,” he added. “And my mother didn’t raise a hypocrite. You can call me a lot of things, but not that.”  In a separate interview with GQ in 2018, Fraser claimed that the alleged assault occurred at a luncheon at the Beverly Hills Hotel in 2003.  Fraser did not go public about the alleged assault at the time, but his reps asked the HFPA for a written apology — which they subsequently received from Berk.
*****Rule of thumb: put on a fat suit, win an award!!!
******The guy allegedly put his finger up Brandan’s butt crack (true)!! In our neighborhood, that’s a capital crime!!!


Ripping The Tabloids (Throughout the week, we’ll give you the stories from that weeks tabs!)
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Pink’s Rink-(Star)

Los Angeles, Nov. 20

Get the party started!  Pink kicked off the American Music Awards with a performance of her new song, “Never Gonna Not Dance Again,” taking the Microsoft Theater stage on a pair of roller skates.  Later that evening, the singer, 43, returned to pay tribute to Olivia Newton-John, who died in August.  “I had the pleasure of being around her several times and she was as darling as you would imagine,” said Pink, whose rendition of “Hopelessly Devoted to You” earned her a standing ovation from the audience.  “She was such an icon, and it’s a really big honor to be able to sing her.”



Cow Escapes To The Doctors Office

A pair of Virginia cow catchers responded to a doctor’s office where a 650-pound bovine smashed through the glass doors and entered the building. Timmy Lamb and Sam Crawford said they rode on horseback to the area where a cow was reported on the loose in Orange.  The cow had jumped from the back of a trailer and ran down a road to the area around Orange Family Physicians.  The cattle wranglers said the cow became spooked when they arrived and ran around the building, ultimately crashing through the glass doors and entering the office.  Employees ran for cover and Lamb and Crawford entered the building to lasso the cow in the office.  “You ain’t no cowboy if you don’t rope a calf out of a [doctor’s] office,” Lamb wrote on Facebook.  The men escorted the cow, which was not injured, out of the building.  “Can’t make this stuff up,” Orange Family Physicians wrote on Facebook.
********That cow was milking it for all it’s worth!!
******If it’s not one thing, it’s her udder!!!
*******The cow was looking for its vaccine booster!!

Old Pair Of Levis Sale At Auction

Pulled from a sunken trunk at an 1857 shipwreck off the coast of North Carolina, work pants that auction officials describe as the oldest known pair of jeans in the world have sold for $114,000.  The white, heavy-duty miner’s pants with a five-button fly were among 270 Gold Rush-era artifacts that sold for a total of nearly $1 million in Reno last weekend, according to Holabird Western American Collections.  There’s disagreement about whether the pricey pants have any ties to the father of modern-day blue jeans, Levi Strauss, as they predate by 16 years the first pair officially manufactured by his San Francisco-based Levi Strauss & Co. in 1873. Some say historical evidence suggests there are links to Strauss, who was a wealthy wholesaler of dry goods at the time, and the pants could be a very early version of what would become the iconic jeans.  But the company’s historian and archive director, Tracey Panek, says any claims about their origin are “speculation.”  “The pants are not Levi’s nor do I believe they are miner’s work pants,” she wrote in an email to The Associated Press.
**********They look like something you’d find under your kid’s bed!!

Woman Breaks Underpants Record

A U.S. woman living in Ireland broke a Guinness World Record by pulling on 19 pairs of underpants in 30 seconds.  Rachael Schmitt, who moved to Dublin earlier this year, said she decided to take on the record for most underpants pulled on in 30 seconds because it reminded her of making costume quick-changes while performing in theater productions.  “When looking for a record to attempt to break, this one stood out to me. I think this record is a great combination of speed and strategy, and matches my skill set well,” Schmitt told Guinness World Records.  Schmitt was able to don 19 pairs of panties in the allotted time, beating the record of 17, which was set by Toshiaki Kasuga in Japan.  See the video HERE.
******We’d like to go for the reverse record, and see how many panties we can pull OFF in 19 seconds!!
******Our dad retired as a panty salesman.. but he still liked to keep his hand in!!











Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy

Donald Glover, “Atlanta”

Bill Hader, “Barry”

Steve Martin, “Only Murders in the Building”

Martin Short, “Only Murders in the Building”

Jeremy Allen White, “The Bear”

Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy

Quinta Brunson, “Abbott Elementary”

Kaley Cuoco, “The Flight Attendant”

Selena Gomez, “Only Murders in the Building”

Jenna Ortega, “Wednesday”

Jean Smart, “Hacks”

Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Drama

Jeff Bridges, “The Old Man”

Kevin Costner, “Yellowstone”

Diego Luna, “Andor”

Bob Odenkirk, “Better Call Saul”

Adam Scott, “Severance”

Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Drama

Emma D’Arcy, “House of the Dragon”

Laura Linney, “Ozark”

Imelda Staunton, “The Crown”

Hilary Swank, “Alaska Daily”

Zendaya, “Euphoria”

Best Performance by an Actor in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television

Taron Egerton, “Black Bird”

Colin Firth, “The Staircase”

Andrew Garfield, “Under the Banner of Heaven”

Evan Peters, “Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story”

Sebastian Stan, “Pam and Tommy”

Best Performance by an Actress in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television

Jessica Chastain, “George and Tammy”

Julia Garner, “Inventing Anna”

Lily James, “Pam and Tommy”

Julia Roberts, “Gaslit”

Amanda Seyfried, “The Dropout”

Best Television Series Drama

“Better Call Saul”

“The Crown”

“House of the Dragon”



Best Television Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television

“Black Bird”

“Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story”

“Pam and Tommy”

“The Dropout”

“The White Lotus: Sicily”

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Musical-Comedy or Drama Television Series

Elizabeth Debicki, “The Crown”

Hannah Einbinder, “Hacks”

Julia Garner, “Ozark”

Janelle James, “Abbott Elementary”

Sheryl Lee Ralph, “Abbott Elementary”

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television

Jennifer Coolidge, “The White Lotus”

Claire Danes, “Fleishman Is in Trouble”

Daisy Edgar-Jones, “Under the Banner of Heaven”

Niecy Nash-Betts, “Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story”

Aubrey Plaza, “The White Lotus”

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television

  1. Murray Abraham, “The White Lotus”

Domhnall Gleeson, “The Patient”

Paul Walter Hauser, “Black Bird”

Richard Jenkins, “Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story”

Seth Rogen, “Pam and Tommy”

Best Television Series – Musical or Comedy

“Abbott Elementary”

“The Bear”


“Only Murders in the Building”



Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy


“The Banshees of Inisherin”

“Everything Everywhere All at Once”

“Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery”

“Triangle of Sadness”

Best Motion Picture – Drama

“Avatar: The Way of Water”


“The Fabelmans”


“Top Gun: Maverick”

Best Motion Picture – Foreign Language

“RRR” (India)

“All Quiet on the Western Front” (Germany)

“Argentina, 1985” (Argentina)

“Close” (Belgium)

“Decision to Leave” (South Korea)

Best Screenplay – Motion Picture

Todd Field, “Tár”

Tony Kushner & Steven Spielberg, “The Fabelmans”

Daniel Kwan, Daniel Scheinert, “Everything Everywhere All at Once”

The Banshees of Inisherin, “Martin McDonagh”

Sarah Polley, “Women Talking”

Best Original Song – Motion Picture

“Carolina,” Taylor Swift (“Where the Crawdads Sing”)

“Ciao Papa,” Guillermo del Toro & Roeban Katz (“Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio”)

“Hold My Hand,” Lady Gaga and Bloodpop (“Top Gun: Maverick”)

“Lift Me Up,” Tems, Ludwig Göransson, Rihanna and Ryan Coogler (“Black Panther: Wakanda Forever”)

“Naatu Naatu,” Kala Bhairava, M. M. Keeravani, Rahul Sipligunj (“RRR”)

Best Actor in a Supporting Role in Any Motion Picture

Brendan Gleeson, “The Banshees of Inisherin”

Barry Keoghan, “The Banshees of Inisherin”

Brad Pitt, “Babylon”

Ke Huy Quan, “Everything Everywhere All at Once”

Eddie Redmayne, “The Good Nurse”

Best Actress in a Supporting Role in Any Motion Picture

Angela Bassett, “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever”

Kerry Condon, “The Banshees of Inisherin”

Jamie Lee Curtis, “Everything Everywhere All at Once”

Dolly De Leon, “Triangle of Sadness”

Carey Mulligan, “She Said”

Best Actor in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy

Diego Calva, “Babylon”

Daniel Craig, “Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery”

Adam Driver, “White Noise”

Colin Farrell, “The Banshees of Inisherin”

Ralph Fiennes, “The Menu”

Best Motion Picture – Animated

“Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio”

“Marcel the Shell With Shoes On”

“Puss in Boots: The Last Wish”

“Turning Red”

Best Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama

Austin Butler, “Elvis”

Brendan Fraser, “The Whale”

Hugh Jackman, “The Son”

Bill Nighy, “Living”

Jeremy Pope, “The Inspection”

Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama

Cate Blanchett, “TAR”

Olivia Colman, “Empire of Light”

Viola Davis, “The Woman King”

Ana de Armas, “Blonde”

Michelle Williams, “The Fabelmans”

Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy

Lesley Manville, “Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris”

Margot Robbie, “Babylon”

Anya Taylor-Joy, “The Menu”

Emma Thompson, “Good Luck to You Leo Grande”

Michelle Yeoh, “Everything Everywhere All at Once”

Best Director – Motion Picture

James Cameron, “Avatar: The Way of Water”

Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert, “Everything Everywhere All at Once”

Baz Luhrmann, “Elvis”

Martin McDonagh, “The Banshees of Inisherin”

Steven Spielberg, “The Fabelmans”

Best Original Score

Alexandre Desplat, “Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio”

Hildur Guðnadóttir, “Women Talking”

Justin Hurwitz, “Babylon”

John Williams, “The Fabelmans”

Carter Burwell, “The Banshees of Inisherin”



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