Born on this day!! Actor-director Woody Allen is 85. Singer Dianne Lennon of the Lennon Sisters is 81. Bassist Casey Van Beek of The Tractors is 78. Singer-guitarist Eric Bloom of Blue Oyster Cult is 76. Drummer John Densmore of The Doors is 76. Actor-singer Bette Midler is 75. Singer Gilbert O’Sullivan is 74. Actor Treat Williams is 69. Country singer Kim Richey is 64. Actor Charlene Tilton is 62. Model-actor Carol Alt is 60. Actor Jeremy Northam (“The Tudors,” ″Happy, Texas”) is 59. Actor Katherine LaNasa (“Longmire,” “Deception”) is 54. Actor Nestor Carbonell (“Lost,” ″Suddenly Susan”) is 53. Actor Golden Brooks (“Girlfriends”) is 50. Comedian Sarah Silverman is 50. Singer Bart Millard of MercyMe is 48. Actor David Hornsby (“It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia”) is 45. Guitarist Brad Delson of Linkin Park is 43. Actor Nate Torrence (“Hello Ladies”) is 43. Singer Mat Kearney is 42. Drummer Mika Fineo of Filter is 39. Actor Riz Ahmed (“Sound of Metal”) is 38. Actor Ilfenesh Hadera (“Godfather of Harlem,” “She’s Gotta Have It”) is 35. Singer-actor Janelle Monae is 35. Actor Ashley Monique Clark (“The Hughleys”) is 32. Singer Tyler Joseph of Twenty One Pilots is 32. Actor Zoe Kravitz (“Insurgent,” ″Divergent”) is 32. Singer Nico Sereba of Nico and Vinz is 30.
THIS DAY IN GENIUS HISTORY
1824 – The presidential election between John Q. Adams, Andrew Jackson, William Crawford, and Henry Clay was turned over to the House of Representatives due to the lack of an electoral-vote majority.
1887 – Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes appeared for the first time in print in the story “A Study in Scarlet.”
1955 – Rosa Parks was arrested for refusing to give up her front-section bus seat to a white man in Montgomery, Ala.
1959 – Twelve nations, including the United States, signed a treaty setting aside Antarctica as a scientific preserve free from military activity.
1997 – Representatives from more than 150 countries gathered at a global warming summit in Kyoto, Japan, and over the course of ten days forged an agreement to control the emission of greenhouse gases. President Bush pulled the U.S. out of the Kyoto Protocol in 2001.
1998 – Exxon and Mobil agreed to merge, creating the world’s largest corporation.
Today Is: Antarctica Day, Basketball Day, Bifocals at the Monitor Liberation Day, Civil Air Patrol Day, Clark Kent’s Birthday, Day With(out) Art Day, Giving Tuesday, Rosa Parks Day, World Aids Day, World Trick Shot Day
TODAY ON TV!
Primetime TV (All Times Eastern)
CBS – 8:00 – Rodolph The Red Nosed Reindeer / 9:00 – Let’s Make A Deal / 10:00 – The FBI Most Wanted
NBC – 8:00 – The Voice / 9:00 – Weakest Link / 10:00 – Transplant
ABC – 8:00 – The Bachelorette / 10:00 – Big Sky
FOX – 8:00 – Cosmos / 9:00 – Next
CW – 8:00 – Swamp Thing / 9:00 – Tell Me A Story
TV Talk Shows
Jimmy Kimmel: John Mulaney, Rita Wilson, Devon Gilfillian
Jimmy Fallon: Keanu Reeves, Alex Winter, Gov. Andrew Cuomo, Smashing Pumpkins
Stephen Colbert: Bryan Cranston, Cori Bush
Seth Meyers: Leslie Jones (R 11/4/20)
James Corden: John Lithgow, Gary Barlow
Lilly Singh: Leslie Odom Jr. (R 12/17/19)
Conan: Bert Kreischer (R 10/27/20)
Watch What Happens Live: Melissa McCarthy, Ben Falcone
The View: Michael Eric Dyson
Live with Kelly and Ryan: Jamie Dornan
Ellen DeGeneres: Justin Bieber, Russell Dickerson
The Real: Sheryl Lee Ralph, Big Freedia
Drew Barrymore: Gordon Ramsay, Rosie Perez, Hoda Kotb
WHAT ARE YOU TALKIN’ ABOUT? Here are today’s PPM-Friendly Topics!
QUESTION: He wants HOW MUCH?? Kelly Clarkson’s soon-to-be ex, Brandon Blackstock, wants $436,000 A MONTH in spousal support!!! How much does she MAKE?
QUESTION: Waiting for the VACCINE??? Word has it that Pfizer has loaded planes with the vaccine in dry ice and has them positioned all over the country!!!!!!!!!!!!
QUESTION: Got $85 MILLION??? You could live like RYAN SEACREST!!! He says NYC is his home now, so he’s putting the L.A. pad on the market!!! Go for it!!!!!!!!
QUESTION: What’s up with these MONOLITHS?? First, one appears and disappears in Utah, now a second monolith has appeared in ROMANIA!!! Yikes!!!!!!!!!!!!
QUESTION: First the monolith, now THIS?? Whoever stole this GIANT PHALLUS STATUE must be a hardened criminal!! They should receive a STIFF SENTENCE!!!!
Disney added a new opening credits sequence to Marvel’s Black Panther on Disney+ to honor the late Chadwick Boseman. The sequence was added to the streaming service on Sunday, which would have been Boseman’s 44th birthday. “Long live the King. #WakandaForever,” Marvel Studios said on Twitter alongside the new opening credits, which pay homage to Boseman’s time as Black Panther. Boseman died in August at the age of 43 after a four-year battle with colon cancer. He also portrayed Black Panther in Captain America: Civil War, Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame. Boseman additionally starred as Jackie Robinson in 42, as James Brown in Get On Up and as Thurgood Marshall in Marshall.
*******Well-deserved for a great actor…
Jennifer Lawrence’s family farm, which also serves as a summer camp in Kentucky, was obliterated by a “horrible fire” on Friday evening, the camp said in a statement. Camp Hi-Ho announced the news on Facebook Saturday saying, “It is with the heaviest of hearts that we confirm the news that we lost our barn last night in a horrible fire.” “We are deeply thankful that no people or animals were hurt, but we are still mourning the loss of years of hard work and memories that occurred in these walls,” statement read. “We know Camp Hi-Ho is a special place to so many, and we plan to rebuild and repair so that we can move forward with a safe and joyful camp experience this summer.” Nearly 30 firefighters and six trucks were called to the scene on Friday evening, according to WYKL News, to bring in enough water to get the inferno under control, as there was no access to hydrants to pump water. Her brother, Blaine Lawrence, who is the owner and director of Camp Hi-Ho, sent an email to the parents of campers, which was obtained by TMZ, asking for donations to get the camp back up and running for summer 2021.
********We don’t know what kind of animals they had on that farm, but SHE’S a fox!!
*******Why look for donations?? She can write a check!!!
*******This is the kind of stuff that usually happens in California.. which is a bit closer to hell!!!
An alleged Ponzi-scheming public relations exec apparently ensnared actors Megan Fox and Mindy Kaling in his web of deceit, claims a Manhattan firm which says it was duped out of $2.5 million in the con. Marketing guru Andrew Garson, who in July 2018 was named to the “Top 40 under 40” list by PR Week Magazine, was indicted on wire fraud charges last year for allegedly conning his bosses at MWW Group to pay debts he owed vendors at a previous company, according to court papers. But Garson’s money machinations at MWW went even further, the company charges in a $10 million Manhattan Supreme Court lawsuit. He allegedly created budgets for “fictitious” marketing campaigns, and incurred debt to talent like Fox and Kaling on projects or budgets MWW hadn’t approved. The scam left MWW fielding lawsuits and demands for payment the company knew nothing about, including $450,000 from Fox, according to court papers. In some cases, Garson is accused of making agreements on behalf of MWW that exceeded budgets the company had set, leaving the firm holding the bag for the overage, including $1.75 million to Kaling, who in 2018 starred in an MWW ad campaign for Barefoot Wine, the company claims.
********That actually sounds more like embezzlement than a Ponzi scheme… but Ponzi schemes are more fashionable!!
(A Ponzi scheme is where someone takes money promising to invest, but keeps the money, then finds more new investors to pay off the initial investors.. kind of a pyramid!)
******He sounds like the kind of guy who will make it big in Hollywood!!
Britain’s Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden told the Mail on Sunday newspaper that the hit Netflix series The Crown should include a disclaimer amid criticism of the historical liberties that have been taken about the real-life British royal family. “It’s a beautifully produced work of fiction,” he explained to the outlet. “So as with other TV productions, Netflix should be very clear at the beginning it is just that. Without this, I fear a generation of viewers who did not live through these events may mistake fiction for fact.” Dowden is expected to write to Netflix this week to express his view. The current season, set in the ‘80s, focuses on the widely publicized marriage of Prince Charles and Princess Diana, as well as the 11-year tenure of Conservative Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, which transformed and divided Britain. The troubled relationship of Charles and Diana, played by Josh O’Connor and Emma Corrin, is a major storyline in the series. Former royal press secretary Dickie Arbiter has called “The Crown” a “hatchet job” on Charles, 72, who is the heir to the British throne, as well as Diana. Arbiter has also accused the series of “stretching dramatic license to the extreme,” The Hollywood Reporter shared. Diana’s brother, Charles Spencer, has also said the show should carry a notice that “this isn’t true but it is based around some real events.”
*****Wait… it’s not a documentary??
*******Charles looks like a moody, selfish dumbass. So that part is accurate!!
******The Queen thinks everyone involved should be beheaded.. but her lawyers advised against it!!
Ken Jennings is catching heat on social media for a past insensitive message, shortly after being named the interim “Jeopardy!” host in the wake of Alex Trebek’s death earlier this month. On Monday, “Jeopardy!” revealed the former champion would serve as a guest host of the long-running game show. In response to the casting news, many on Twitter called out a 2014 tweet from Jennings that stated: “Nothing sadder than a hot person in a wheelchair.” The post appears to have been deleted. Actress Yvette Nicole Brown was among those commenting on Jennings’ casting, tweeting, “Nope,” alongside a “Jeopardy!” story. When pressed why, she told a follower, “Peep his old tweets and get back to me.” In 2018, Jennings addressed the controversial remark, posting: “I never did a public flogging thing for this but I did apologize personally to angry/hurt people who reached out personally. it was a joke so inept that it meant something very different in my head & I regret the ableist plain reading of it!”
*****Uh… this guy is smart, right??
*******We all have tweets/posts that could come back to bite us someday, don’t we??
Ryan Seacrest is selling his Beverly Hills mansion for $85 million, TMZ reported on Monday. He put his 9,000-square-foot home on the market after buying it from Ellen DeGeneres for $39 million in 2012. The estate boasts four bedrooms, six bathrooms, a gourmet chef’s kitchen, a movie theater, a spa, a gym and a mediation garden. Seacrest isn’t completely done with Los Angeles though — TMZ reported that he will still commute to host “American Idol.” He is currently living in New York, where he hosts “Live with Kelly and Ryan.”
Ripping The Tabloids (Throughout the week, we’ll give you the stories from that weeks tabs!)
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Reba Gave Blake Big “Voice” Break-(National Enquirer)
Reba McEntire confirmed she turned down a regular role on “The Voice”-which left the life-changing gig
open for Blake Shelton! “I said, ‘No, I’m going to pass on that,’ because I don’t think I could ever be able
to tell somebody that they’re terrible or ‘go find another job’ or ‘hope you like your nighttime job,’”
explained Reba, 65. “I couldn’t do that day in and day out. I just couldn’t do it.” Instead, Shelton, 44,
was hired as the show’s country-leaning coach in 2011, and four years later began dating fellow mentorand future fiancée-Gwen Stefani!
Rocker Hits Scary Note With Ghosts-(Globe)
Late rocker Kurt Cobain’s bandmate, Foo Fighters founder Dave Grohl, got scared stiff as a Ouija board
recording an upcoming album in an eerie L.A. home reportedly rocking with paranormal activity! “When
we walked into the house, I knew the vibes were off but the sound was f***ing on,” insists the hitmaker,
51. “All of the guitars would be detuned. We would open up a Pro Tools session and tracks would be
missing. There were some tracks that were put on there that we didn’t put on there.” When the musician
got nosy about the place’s past, he apparently got answers from the landlord-along with an NDA form
meant to keep him from spilling secrets!
Making Moves-(Us Weekly)
It seems Reese Witherspoon is joining the growing list of stars leaving L.A. behind. Just six months after
selling her Pacific Palisades mansion for $17 million, the actress, 44, and husband they just bought last
year-for $6.7 million off-market. Currently, the pair own places in the Bahamas and Witherspoon’s native
Nashville. While it’s unclear where they will make their permanent home, the Draper James founder is
happiest in the South. “The older you get, the more you want to go home,” she said. “Whenever the
plane lands in Nashville, I breathe deeper.”
New York City, Nov. 11
It takes a village! Hilary Duff looked flawless on the set of Younger, thanks to her glam team, who were
on stand by for touch-ups. But there’s another reason the 33-year-old is glowing. She and husband
Matthew Koma, dad to two-year-old Banks, are expecting their second child. (The actress shares Luca,
8, with ex Mike Comrie.) Until she expands her brood, however, it’s business as usual. Meanwhile, fans
are still waiting to learn the fate of the Lizzie McGuire revival. The Disney+ show has been on hiatus
since January, after the series’ creator quit over creative differences. Still, Duff is optimistic she’ll be able
to bring back the character that made her a household name, saying in July, “I have high hopes that we
are going to make it work.”
Say What?!-(Life & Style)
“I know it’s random, but I have two beehives. Real one. I’ve had them at my house for a while now. I
have around 80,000 bees and we make hundreds of jars of honey a year.”-Beyonce, noting the
“Countless healing properties” of honey.
“Cooke and I tried to play tennis the other day, but I have a temper…..I missed the ball and I turned
around and chucked the racket as hard as I could after screaming so many profanities in front of so many
children.”-Jennifer Lawrence, on her ill-fated minute match with husband Cooke Maroney.
“I’m an OK flier, but with him and a nice cocktail, it really helps.”-Kaley Cuoco, on her “very small and
calm” rescue dog, Dump Truck.
Michelle Pfeiffer & David E. Kelley: Happy Anniversary!-(People)
“My one and only for 27 years,” the Oscar-nominated actress, 62, posted Nov. 13, marking her
anniversary with her writer-producer husband, 64. The pair wed in 1993 and have two children, daughter
Claudia, 27, and son John, 26.
Last Laugh-(In Touch)
“Colin Jost just married Scarlett Johansson and I just bought an electric bike. We’re both doing equally
“A vaccine could be on the way! Americans were excited-until they realized that means they will have to
attend 50 weddings in June.”-Jimmy Fallon.
“I’m usually against Christmas-before-Thanksgiving hysteria. But after what’s gone on this year, punch
me in the face with holiday cheer ASAP!”-Will Presti.
Polar Bear Promoted In Canada
The Canadian Army celebrated the fifth birthday of a beloved polar bear at the Toronto Zoo by giving the animal a promotion to honorary master corporal. The zoo announced Brig. Gen. Conrad Mialkowski, commander of 4th Canadian Division and Joint Task Force Central, visited the zoo to bestow Juno the polar bear with the rank of honorary master corporal. Juno was born on Remembrance Day, the Canadian holiday for honoring armed forces members who died in the line of duty, and was named in honor of the Canadian landings on Juno Beach in World War II. The bear was previously dubbed an honorary private by the army, before later being promoted to honorary corporal. “We are truly honored that the Canadian Army has promoted Juno to master corporal as she continues to be an outstanding ambassador for her counterparts in wild,” Toronto Zoo CEO Dolf DeJong said in a news release.
********Meanwhile, she’s thinking: “Same old crap, different day!!”
*****It IS good to see people finally get promoted!! We always thought Colonel Sanders would be a Four-Star General by now!!
*****And what about Capt. Morgan??? Why isn’t he an admiral?
Boa Constrictor Caught In Neighborhood
Police in Madrid said an officer captured a boa constrictor spotted slithering loose through a neighborhood by surprised residents. Madrid police said Environment Unit officers responded to the neighborhood in the Calle Jose Calvo area when neighbors reported a large snake slithering through their yards. The 4.75-foot snake was captured safely and taken to Madrid’s Wild Animal Recovery Center. Police determined the snake had escaped from its owner’s home through a window. Investigators are looking into whether the snake’s owner had the proper permits to keep the exotic animal as a pet.
*********He just keeps him around to open tight jars!!!
*******Even snakes like to go out for walks!!!!
******The snake seems OK.. but several children are missing!!
Walking On Legos Record
A group of five Florida women broke a Guinness World Record when they collectively walked 2.04 miles barefoot over a pile of Lego bricks. Katie Wells, founder and CEO of lifestyle website Wellness Mama, gathered friends Ashley, Savanna, Grace and Cat to break the record for farthest distance traveled by walking barefoot on Lego bricks by a relay team in 1 hour. Each woman had to complete a minimum 20 laps on the 32.8-foot track in the one hour time limit to break the record, and they exceeded their own expectations by achieving a total distance of 2.04 miles on the track. The Lego track was created at a gym in Santa Rosa Beach, Fla. “One of my goals for this year was to set a world record, and knowing the importance of community, I knew I wanted to attempt it with other moms,” Wells said. “How many of us [moms] have had the experience of a Lego to the foot while walking across a room in the middle of the night to get a fussy baby, or while running across the house to answer the door or check the oven?” Wells said.
********Is it just us, or do your feet start tingling at the mere thought of it???
*******We just realized we could tear down the wall on the border and just make a barrier of Legos!!
********These women must have calluses on their feet!!
*****They get a lot pf practice, walking all over their husbands!!
Town Changes “F—ng” Name
The residents of a tiny Austrian village named F–king have voted to change its name after enduring unwanted attention from English-speaking tourists. Come next year, the village of 100 residents near the German border will be named Fugging. “I can confirm that the village is being renamed,” Andrea Holzner, the mayor of Tarsdorf, the municipality where the village is located, said. “I really don’t want to say anything more — we’ve had enough media frenzy about this in the past,” she said. English-speaking tourists have increasingly flocked to F–king for a photo-op next to an entrance sign bearing the village’s name. Some even capture themselves striking lewd poses in front of the marker for social media. Signposts have also reportedly been stolen, prompting authorities to install new ones with concrete to deter thefts. A map from 1825 bore the village name of F–cking. But some experts believe the name dates back to the 11th century.
********It’s not dirty!!! In German, it means “Screwing!!!”
*******IT was named after its founder, a nobleman named “Focko!!” (true)
****Also true: The word for “ale” in German is “hell,” so there’s a brew named after the town: “F*cking Hell!!”
*****Other nearby towns include Middlefart and Petting!!!
STUFF THAT’S COOL AND VIRAL
VIDEO: JAMES EARL JONES MOVIES DUBBED INTO STAR WARS!
VIDEO: GUY OPENS THANKSGIVING “MRE” FROM 1989!
A LIST FOR TUESDAY
Here are the changes coming to Netflix in December
Coming Dec. 1 week:
- Angela’s Christmas Wish
- The Holiday Movies That Made Us
- Natalie Palamides: Nate – A One Man Show
- 3 Days to Kill (2014)
- 50 First Dates (2004)
- A Thin Line Between Love & Hate (1996)
- Angels & Demons (2009)
- Are You The One: Seasons 1-2
- Chef (2014)
- The Da Vinci Code (2006)
- T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)
- Effie Gray (2014)
- Gormiti: Season 1
- The Happytime Murders (2018)
- Ink Master: Seasons 1-2
- Jurassic Park (1993)
- Jurassic Park III (2001)
- Kung Fu Panda 2 (2011)
- Little Nicky (2000)
- The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997)
- Monster House (2006)
- Peppermint (2018)
- Quigley Down Under (1990)
- Runaway Bride (1999)
- Super Wings: Season 3
- Stargate SG-1: Seasons 1-10
- Transformers Rescue Bots Academy: Season 2
- Tyler Perry’s Madea’s Big Happy Family (2011)
- Why Did I Get Married? (2007)
- Alien Worlds
- Ari Eldjárn: Pardon My Icelandic
- Hazel Brugger: Tropical
- Chico Bon Bon and the Very Berry Holiday
- Just Another Christmas (Tudo Bem No Natal Que Vem)
- Bhaag Beanie Bhaag
- Big Mouth: Season 4
- Bombay Rose
- Captain Underpants Mega Blissmas
- Christmas Crossfire (Wir Können Nicht Anders)
- The Great British Baking Show: Holidays: Season 3
- Kings of Joburg: Season 1
- Leyla Everlasting
- Pokémon Journeys: The Series: Part 3
- Selena: The Series
- Mighty Express: A Mighty Christmas
Coming Dec. 6 week:
- Ava (2020)
- Manhunt: Deadly Games
- Bobbleheads The Movie (2020)
- Emicida: AmarElo – É Tudo Para Ontem
- Lovestruck in the City
- Iglesias: Part 3
- Spirit Riding Free: Ride Along Adventure
- Super Monsters: Santa’s Super Monster Helpers
- Triple 9 (2016)
- Ashley Garcia: Genius in Love: Christmas
- The Big Show Show: Christmas
- Rose Island (L’Incredibile storia dell’Isola Delle Rose)
- The Surgeon’s Cut
- Alice in Borderland
- A Trash Truck Christmas
- Giving Voice
- The Mess You Leave Behind (El desorden que dejas)
- The Prom
Coming Dec. 14 week:
- A California Christmas
- Hilda: Season 2
- Tiny Pretty Things
- Black Ink Crew New York: Seasons 1-2
- The Challenge: Seasons 10 and 13
- Grizzlies (2020)
- The Professor and the Madman (2019)
- Pup Academy: Season 2
- Song Exploder: Volume 2
- Teen Mom 2: Seasons 1-2
- Anitta: Made In Honorio
- BREAK IT ALL: The History of Rock in Latin America
- How To Ruin Christmas: The Wedding
- Nocturnal Animals (2016)
- The Ripper
- Run On
- Vir Das: Outside In – The Lockdown Special
- Braven (2018)
- Guest House (2020)
- Home for Christmas: Season 2
- Jeopardy! Champion Run V
- Jeopardy! Champion Run VI
- Jeopardy! Teacher’s Tournament
- Jeopardy! College Championship
- Jeopardy! Tournament of Champions
- Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
- Sweet Home
- Rhys Nicholson Live At The Athenaeum (2019)
Coming Dec. 21 week:
- The Con Is On (2018)
- After We Collided (2020)
- London Hughes: To Catch a D*ck
- Rhyme Time Town Singalongs
- Shaun the Sheep: The Farmer’s Llamas (2020)
- Timmy Time: Season 2
- The Midnight Sky
- Your Name Engraved Herein
- Asphalt Burning (Børning 3)
- Fast & Furious Spy Racers: Season 3: Sahara
- Go! Go! Cory Carson: Season 3
- The Magic School Bus Rides Again In the Zone
- Sakho & Mangane: Season 1
Coming Dec. 28 week:
- Cops and Robbers
- Rango (2011)
- Dare Me: Season 1
- Best Leftovers Ever!
- Transformers: War For Cybertron Trilogy: Chapter 2: Earthrise
- Best of Stand-Up 2020
- Chilling Adventures of Sabrina: Part 4
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