Born on this day!! Blues musician John Mayall is 89. Actor Diane Ladd is 87. Musician Chuck Mangione is 82. Singer-keyboardist Felix Cavaliere of The Rascals is 80. Actor Jeff Fahey (“Lost,” “The Marshal”) is 70. Director Joel Coen is 68. Actor-comedian Howie Mandel is 67. Actor Cathy Moriarty is 62. Actor Kim Delaney (“NYPD Blue”) is 61. Actor Tom Sizemore is 61. Actor Andrew McCarthy is 60. Actor Don Cheadle is 58. Actor-producer Neill Barry (“Friends and Lovers”) is 57. Singer Jonathan Knight of New Kids on the Block is 54. Actor Larry Joe Campbell (“According to Jim”) is 52. Keyboardist Frank Delgado of Deftones is 52. Actor Paola Turbay (“True Blood”) is 52. Contemporary Christian singer Crowder is 51. Actor Gena Lee Nolin (“Sheena,” ″Baywatch”) is 51. Actor Brian Baumgartner (“The Office”) is 50. Actor Julian Ovenden (“Downton Abbey”) is 47. Actor Anna Faris (“Mom,” ″Scary Movie”) is 46. Gospel singer James Fortune is 45. Actor Lauren German (“Lucifer,” ″Chicago Fire”) is 44. Rapper The Game is 43. Drummer Ringo Garza of Los Lonely Boys is 41. Actor-comedian John Milhiser (“Saturday Night Live”) is 41. Actor Lucas Black (“NCIS: New Orleans,” ″Sling Blade”) is 40. Actor Diego Boneta (“Scream Queens”) is 32. Actor Lovie Simone (“Greenleaf”) is 24.
THIS DAY IN GENIUS HISTORY
1924 – Italian composer Giacomo Puccini died in Brussels before he could complete his opera “Turandot.'”
1929 – Commander Richard E. Byrd and a crew of three became the first to fly over the South Pole.
1947 – The United Nations voted to grant the Jewish people a homeland to be established in mandate Palestine.
1963 – The Beatles released I Want to Hold Your Hand in Great Britain.
1986 – Actor Cary Grant died in Davenport, Iowa, at age 82.
2001 – Beatle George Harrison died of cancer.
Today Is: Electronic Greetings Day, Giving Tuesday, International Day of Solidarity With The Palestinian People, Square Dancing Day
TODAY ON TV!
Primetime TV (All Times Eastern)
CBS – 8:00 – Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer / 9:00 – Reindeer In Here / 10:00 – FBI: Most Wanted
NBC – 8:00 – The Voice / 9:00 – Lopez v Lopez / 10:00 – Michael Buble’s Christmas
ABC – 8:00 – The Secrets Of Love Actually / 9:00 – 2020 / 10:00 – The Rookie Feds
FOX – 8:00 – The Resident / 9:00 – Monarch
CW – 8:00 – The Winchesters / 9:00 – Professionals
TV Talk Shows
Jimmy Kimmel: Billy Crystal, Kate Berlant, Camilo
Jimmy Fallon: Whoopi Goldberg, Sam Worthington, Gabe LaBelle, Manuel Turizo
Stephen Colbert: Sally Field, Maria Ressa
Seth Meyers: Cecily Strong, Evan Rachel Wood, Dena Tauriello (R 11/3/22)
James Corden: Chloë Grace Moretz, Glen Powell, Renee Rapp
Watch What Happens Live: Hoda Kotb, Jenna Bush Hager
The View: Samuel L. Jackson, LaTanya Richardson Jackson, Alyssa Milano
The Talk: Sarah Chalke, Paulina Porizkova
Live with Kelly and Ryan: Sigourney Weaver, Paul Dano
Kelly Clarkson: Chloë Grace Moretz, Matt Rogers, P1Harmony
Tamron Hall: LeToya Luckett, Aubrey O’Day, Carmit Bachar
Drew Barrymore: Jessica Biel, Derek Blasberg, Fat Joe, Natasha Leggero
Jennifer Hudson: Jameela Jamil, Josh Dallas
WHAT ARE YOU TALKIN’ ABOUT? Here are today’s PPM-Friendly Topics!
QUESTION: Is this a little TOO cozy?? She’s best friends with her EX’S NEW GIRLFRIEND.. she set them up, and even advises her on what LINGERIE HE LIKES!!!!!!!!!
QUESTION: Is THAT why she’s lived so long?? The World’s Oldest Cat is almost 27 (120 in human years), but she still has the personality of a KITTEN!! (Take note, Joy B!!)
QUESTION: Isn’t this a “Dil-Don’t??” A FLORIDA MAN is arrested for striking his girlfriend with a “sex toy” during an argument in their motel room!!! What a dick!!!!!!!
QUESTION: What the hell is “GREATER IDAHO,” and why do 11 counties from Oregon and California want to dig their potatoes?? (Because enough is enough!!!!!!)
QUESTION: When are naked pictures NOT SEXY ANYMORE?? When your teenage sons beg you: “MOM!!! STOP!!!” But Britney Spears AINT LISTENIN’!!!!!!!!!
The recently released DC film Black Adam saw the return of Henry Cavill as Superman, a move that actor Dwayne Johnson says Warner Bros. Discovery initially didn’t want to happen. In a new video celebrating Black Adam becoming the No. 1 movie, Johnson praises Cavill’s return, noting that if they wanted to establish Black Adam as one of the most powerful beings in DC, they had to bring back “the most powerful, unstoppable force of all time in any universe,” which of course is Superman. However, Johnson then seemingly takes some shots at the higher-ups of the then-DC Films, noting that they “inexplicably and inexcusably” did not want Cavill to return. While Johnson didn’t speak much more about that, he did note that they weren’t going to take no for an answer, and continued to fight for Cavill’s return. “And you guys know who I’m talking about. Of course, that is Superman, and that’s Henry Cavill,” Johnson said. “And at the end of the day, the studio was not bringing Henry Cavill back, inexplicably and inexcusably. But we weren’t going to take no for an answer. Myself, my Seven Bucks co-founder and chairwoman, Dany Garcia, Hiram Garcia, our Seven Bucks president. This has been years in the making regarding bringing Henry Cavill back. And years of strategic conversations, and we were not gonna take no for an answer.”
*********Yeah, but were you gonna take no for an answer?? Can you be clear on that???
****Message to Henry Cavill: “You owe me!!!!”
*****We’re starting to realize these movies are made by guys who like to wear tights and hang out together!!
Jay Leno made his return to a Hermosa Beach comedy club on Sunday – his first gig since his horrifying burn accident over two weeks ago. Leno, who frequents The Comedy & Magic Club in Hermosa was swarmed by flocks of fans and media upon his arrival with wife Mavis. He drove himself to the venue in a blue Tesla. He suffered what was described as “serious burns” to his hands, chest, and face after a fire erupted at his garage in Burbank. It resulted in the comedian receiving hyperbaric chamber treatment. At the time of the accident, Leno had to cancel a gig he was slated to perform at, per People Magazine. In new photos, Leno’s burns are most noticeable on his chin and neck. He appeared in good spirits, making light of his accident. He told reporters upon arriving for his show, “I never thought of myself as a roast comic,” per “Today” video. “We have two shows tonight: regular and extra crispy.”
*********His chin is so big, his skin graft was basically Dane Cook’s chest!!!!
*******Jim Carrey offered to loan him the “Fire Marshall Bill” but!!!!
******Jay actually looks pretty good.. if you’re seated in the back of the club!!
*****He’s good from far, but far from good!!
Bob Dylan issued an apology after it was revealed he used a machine to duplicate his signature on books and artwork for the last few years. Dylan said he made an “error in judgment” by approving his works, including the book “The Philosophy of Modern Song,” to be sold as hand-signed copies to fans. After developing symptoms of vertigo in 2019, the star claimed he started using an autopen to sign merchandise, books and other artworks. The controversy began when fans on social media began noticing a similar signature on limited-edition signed copies of Dylan’s latest book that cost $600. “I’ve been made aware that there’s some controversy about signatures on some of my recent artwork prints and on a limited-edition of Philosophy Of Modern Song. I’ve hand-signed each and every art print over the years, and there’s never been a problem,” Dylan said in a statement. “However, in 2019 I had a bad case of vertigo and it continued into the pandemic years. It takes a crew of five working in close quarters with me to help enable these signing sessions, and we could not find a safe and workable way to complete what I needed to do while the virus was raging.” He added, “So, during the pandemic, it was impossible to sign anything and the vertigo didn’t help. With contractual deadlines looming, the idea of using an auto-pen was suggested to me, along with the assurance that this kind of thing is done ‘all the time’ in the art and literary worlds.” The scandal has raised concerns about how many of Dylan’s other works, which have sold for thousands, have been auto-signed.
**********The answer is Blowing in the Wind!!!
*****How does Mick Jagger do it?? Because Bob likes to do it Like a Rolling Stone!!!
********They charged $600 for a book with his autograph!! An unsigned copy goes for $1,000!!!
Meghan Markle is totes ready to give back this holiday season. She teamed up with one of her favorite handbag labels, Cuyana, and her patronage Smart Works to help women get back into the workforce with style. Cuyana will donate 500 of its “Classic Structured Totes” ($248) to the UK-based women’s empowerment charity, which Markle has served as patron of since 2019 — and the design is one the California duchess loves to carry herself. “Smart Works invests in women so they know they can thrive in any workplace, and Cuyana is a company that is by women and for women, so this feels like the perfect fit,” the Duchess of Sussex said in a statement.
**********She only does designer charity… because she’s that important!!!
Camilla Parker Bowles, Queen Consort to King Charles III, is breaking the longstanding royal tradition of having “ladies-in-waiting” and will instead appoint assistants under the modernized title “Queen’s Companions,” multiple outlets are reporting. The BBC reports that Camilla is also scaling back the duties of her six assistants, making the symbolic position less of an administrative or secretarial commitment than in the past, when ladies-in-waiting also worked on logistics for the Queen. The move is part of an effort to push the British monarchy into modernity and remodel parts of the institution after the death of Queen Elizabeth II, whose passing ended a record seven-decade reign and left the monarchy to her son. Still, the assistants will likely play a similarly supportive, personal-assistant role to Camilla as they have done to Queens and Queen Consorts since the Middle Ages, attending her at public events and supporting her official duties, according to the Washington Post.
*********And if she’s sentenced to a beheading, they’ll take her place!!!
****In addition, they’ll brush her down at night and put her saddle up!!
*****Phillip had “ladies in waiting.” They were waiting for the Queen to go to bed!!
Will Smith has shared a message for those who might be feeling a little conflicted about watching his new movie following his 2022 Oscars slap controversy. “Emancipation” is set to be released in theaters on December 2 and stars Smith as a slave named Peter who flees a plantation in Louisiana after nearly being killed. Premiering on Apple TV+ a few days later on December 9, the movie is the actor’s first on-screen appearance since he was banned from attending the Academy Awards for 10 years after slapping Chris Rock. In a new interview with FOX 5’s “Good Day DC,” journalist Kevin McCarthy asked Smith what he “would tell people who say ‘I’m not ready’ or ‘it’s too soon'” to watch the actor again. “I completely understand that if someone is not ready, I would absolutely respect that and allow them their space to not be ready,” he said. Smith added that his “deepest concern” is if his involvement in the film will damage his collaborators’ reputations and their chances of being recognized by Oscars voters for their work on the film.
**********If you’re not over the slap yet, GET A LIFE!!
*******We’re starting to feel like he should have never apologized!!!
*****We’re still butt hurt over the slap.. and it wasn’t even a slap on the butt!!
Ripping The Tabloids (Throughout the week, we’ll give you the stories from that weeks tabs!)
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Bradley & Irina Back To Making Booty-ful Music!-(National Enquirer)
Hollywood hunk Bradley Cooper and model Irina Shayk are rebooting their romance for a trial run-more than three years after their shocking split, sources spill. The hush-hush reunion will allow the twosome to enjoy “sexy time together,” while they make a final decision about their rekindled relationship, an insider dishes. The catwalk queen, 36, was recently spotted strolling arm in arm with the “A Star Is Born” stud, 47, in NYC-and the cozy couple even went trick-or-treating together with daughter Lea, 5. “There still a ton of love between them and a white-hot physical chemistry that will never change,” the spy snitches
Beatles Cassette Returned 44 Years Late
A library in Texas said employees recently found something unexpected in the drop box — a Beatles cassette tape that had been checked out 44 years earlier. The San Antonio Public Library said the tape, a recording of an interview with Beatles members John Lennon and Paul McCartney, was left anonymously in a book return drop box recently. Librarians determined the cassette had been checked out from the Westfall Branch Library more than four decades earlier. “Luckily, we have been fine-free since October 2021, so even if you have an item to return that’s a year late, a decade late, and even four decades late, we will still accept it at NO charge,” the library said in a Facebook post.
**********Moses showed up to return a copy of the Old Testament!!!
****TOPIC: Got any library books around the house???
Man Plays And Wins Lottery For The First Time
A Virginia man said he has peer pressure to thank after he bought his first-ever Powerball ticket — and won a $150,000 prize. Danny Johnson, of Hampton, told Virginia Lottery officials he was always skeptical about lottery games and would tell his friends that they’re a waste of time and money. Johnson said a friend started urging him to buy a Powerball ticket when the jackpot reached historic levels in early November, so he gave in and bought a ticket for the Nov. 5 drawing from the lottery’s website. “I looked at the winning numbers and said, ‘Hey I’ve got a few of those,'” Johnson recalled. “I didn’t know how much I’d won because I never play.” The first-time player’s ticket ended up matching four numbers and the Powerball in the drawing, earning him a $50,000 prize that was multiplied to $150,000 thanks to his selecting the Power Play option. Johnson said he has no immediate plans for his winnings, but he is considering a surprise gift for the friend who pressured him into buying his ticket.
*********He’s gonna TELL ’em??? Bad move!!!
********There are over 100 million people hatin’ him right now!!
Couple Wins At Competitive Eating
A Florida couple who are both competitive eaters broke Guinness World Records for speed eating hot dogs and a burrito. The record-keeping organization announced Miki Sudo ate an entire burrito in 31.47 seconds, breaking the previous record by 0.88 seconds. In the same day, she broke the record for most hot dogs eaten in 1 minute, downing six to double the previous record. Sudo’s husband, Nicholas Wehry ate 12 hot dogs in 3 minutes, beating the previous record of 9. The pair, known as The Hungry Couple, met four years ago while preparing for a competitive eating event. “We actually met at the gym on the morning of the largest eating contest on our circuit,” Sudo told Guinness World Records. “I just thought I’d be polite, and I went over and introduced myself.” See the video HERE.
*******We’re not gonna say they have gas, but their bedroom sounds like an horn section tuning up!!
*******When they go out for dinner, it takes 5 minutes!!!
*******They go to the gym so they’ll have the strength to pick up the food!!!
Woman Has A “McBirth”!
Yes, they’ve nicknamed the baby “Nugget,” after a woman delivered a girl at an Atlanta McDonald’s. Alandria Worthy tells WXIA-TV that her labor was intensifying and her fiancé was driving her to the hospital Wednesday morning when they stopped so she could use the bathroom at the fast food restaurant. “I went into the bathroom and my water broke immediately,” Worthy said. Worthy said she started screaming. Restaurant manager Tunisia Woodward went to see what was happening. “I open this door, didn’t see anyone, but I saw feet (under the door),” Woodward said. “I opened, and she was on this toilet lying back, screaming. Then I knew to tell my crew, ‘We’re having a baby today.’” Woodward and two workers began to help. The fiancé, Deandre Phillips, came in to check what was taking so long, only to find Worthy giving birth. Less than fifteen minutes later, Nandi Ariyah Moremi Phillips was born.
**********Someone had already named their baby “Quarter Pounder,” so that was taken!!!
*****The baby has a weird craving for Shamrock Shakes!!
*******Later they sued the woman for using up all the hand soap!!!!
STUFF THAT’S COOL AND VIRAL
VIDEO: MAUNA LOA VOLCANO ERUPTS FOR THE FIRST TIME IN 40 YEARS.
A LIST FOR TUESDAY
If You Drink To Decompress During The Holidays, Try This Instead
Set the tone for yourself and others
Drinks are the norm at parties, dinners, and late-night chats with friends. In some cases, we don’t remember the evening. And in the morning, hangovers follow. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Make a plan for yourself. Envision what the next 24 hours will look like. That means scheduling a morning coffee with a family member, friend or workout (so I am held accountable for my plans).
“Before sobriety, Thanksgiving looked like a hangover — sleeping until the afternoon and showering right before we sat down to dinner,” said Elisa Hallerman, the founder of Recovery Management Agency. Hallerman, who is 20 years sober, now has a different Turkey-day schedule. She helps her sister cook, participates in storytelling, watches movies with her family, and takes a walk on the beach in the morning.Aside from setting expectations for yourself, you also should set them with others. Corey O’Brien, 31, doesn’t remember Thanksgiving before getting sober. Now, after 10 years without alcohol, the Los Angeles-based dancer and TikTok personality is frank about his lifestyle. If offered a drink during the holidays (or anytime, year-round), he transparently tells people about his alcohol use disorder. “It’s an icebreaker and straight to the point,” he said.
Try a non-alcoholic option
In 2022, there are a plethora of nonalcoholic beers, wines (including sparkling ones), and spirits for every palate. You can buy ready-made, pre-mixed booze-free cocktails or shake and stir your own at home (if you feel creative).
O’Brien opts for Martinelli’s sparkling cider every holiday and celebration, while Hallerman’s go-to is hot tea so she can be present, warm and cozy. For a sweet treat, she prefers a more nostalgic beverage: hot chocolate. “The smell and the taste bring you right back to feeling like a kid again and just being happy with an extra marshmallow in your cup,” she said.
Prepare a booze-free gift you and everyone else can enjoy
Often guests bring bottles of wine for their hosts and hostesses. Instead, bring a dish, dessert or something else that everyone (including kids) can enjoy. Hallerman noted that it’s also nice to bring something homemade, which you may also benefit from. Research shows activities like doing crafts or baking promote a sense of relaxation.
“You can also stop and get beautiful flowers or a centerpiece for the table,” Hallerman said. “You can bring something fun for everyone to do, like a game or a huge puzzle.” Bonus points if you find a more personal gift to commemorate the day.
Pass the time with activities that engage your hands or brain
I’m a natural busybody: working out, cooking and catching up on streaming movies during the holidays is the best way (for me) to stay alcohol-free. As silly as it sounds — while everyone else is relaxing, drinking, not making concrete plans and letting their calendars rest — I tend to pack my days with fun things that keep me occupied.
“You might cook, prepare the table, or be of service in any way to the host,” Hallerman said. “I love to connect and play with the kids and leave all the grown-up worries at the door. Watching the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade is an excellent pastime; then, of course, there’s football.”
O’Brien’s best advice is to eat everything in sight, second to connecting with his company. “The most important would be spending time with loved ones and having genuine and meaningful conversations,” he said. “Life can be so hectic, and the time I get to share with loved ones is precious.”
If you haven’t seen a friend or family member in a while, prepare some topics in advance, like stories you want to share, hot TV shows of the moment, or what everyone’s looking forward to in the coming year.
Phone a friend who supports you
To be blunt, sometimes these tips work flawlessly and sometimes you need a little extra support ― especially when you’re in unfamiliar territory (like visiting a new partner’s family) or seeing people who don’t understand your lifestyle choices (read: resisting a drink).
It’s important to lean on your circle for encouragement (and venting). Having someone to count on at your fingertips can be extremely helpful and comforting, whether that means bringing a buddy to dinner, excusing yourself to make a call from the bathroom or sending a text from the table.
And, next year, you can always plan your holidays differently if this is something you plan on doing again. “Spend the holidays in an environment that allows you to fill your soul with love,” Hallerman said.
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