Born on this day!! Actor Tony Lo Bianco (“The French Connection”) is 85. Artist Peter Max is 84. Actor Michael Gambon (“Harry Potter” films) is 81. Actor John Lithgow is 76. Singer Jeannie C. Riley is 76. Singer Patrick Simmons of The Doobie Brothers is 73. Actor Annie Golden (“Orange is the New Black”) is 70. Talk show host Charlie Chase is 69. Singer-keyboardist Karl Wallinger of World Party is 64. Singer Jennifer Holliday is 61. TV host Ty Pennington (“Extreme Makeover: Home Edition”) is 57. Singer-guitarist Todd Park Mohr of Big Head Todd and the Monsters is 56. Actor Jon Favreau is 55. “South Park” co-creator Trey Parker is 52. Comedian Chris Kattan (“Saturday Night Live”) is 51. Singer Pras Michel of The Fugees is 49. Actor Omar Gooding (“Hangin’ With Mr. Cooper”) is 45. Country singer Cyndi Thomson is 45. Writer-director Jason Reitman (“Juno”) is 44. Actor Benjamin Salisbury (“The Nanny”) is 41. Actor Gillian Jacobs (“Community”) is 39. Actor Rebecca Ferguson (“Dune,” “The Greatest Showman”) is 38. Singer Zac Barnett of American Authors is 35. Actor Ciara Renee (“Legends of Tomorrow”) is 31. Actor Hunter King (“The Young and the Restless”) is 28.
THIS DAY IN GENIUS HISTORY
1781 – British General Cornwallis surrendered to General George Washington at Yorktown, Va., bringing an end to the last major battle of the American Revolution.
1812 – French troops under Napoleon Bonaparte began their retreat from Moscow.
1960 – The United States imposes a partial embargo on goods exported to Cuba.
1983 – The Senate passed a bill (78?22) making Martin Luther King, Jr.’s, birthday a public holiday.
1987 – The stock market crashed on what came to be known as “Black Monday.” Stocks dropped a record 508 points, or 22.6%, topping the drops on October 28 and 29 in 1929 that ushered in the Great Depression.
Today Is: Evaluate Your Life Day, LGBT Center Awareness Day, Milad un Nabi (Shia), National Pharmacy Technician Day, Pay Back A Friend Day, Pro-Life Day of Silent Solidarity, Rabi’-al-Awwal
TODAY ON TV!
Primetime TV (All Times Eastern)
CBS – 8:00 – FBI / 9:00 – FBI Most Wanted / 10:00 – FBI International
NBC – 8:00 – The Voice / 9:00 – La Brea / 10:00 – New Amsterdam
ABC – 8:00 – The Bachelorette/ 10:00 – Queens
FOX – 8:00 – The Resident / 9:00 – Our Kind Of People
CW – 8:00 – DC’s Stargirl / 9:00 – Supergirl
TV Talk Shows
Jimmy Kimmel: Salma Hayek, Kumail Nanjiani, Bleachers (R 10/14/21)
Jimmy Fallon: Pete Davidson, Jon Stewart, Meredith Hagner, Baby Keem (R 9/8/21)
Stephen Colbert: Nick Offerman, Charlamagne Tha God
Seth Meyers: Nathan Lane, B.J. Novak, Nessa Barrett, José Medeles (R 9/15/21)
James Corden: Hailee Steinfeld, Lee Pace, Coldplay
Watch What Happens Live: James Kennedy, Raquel Leviss
The Talk: Nicholas L. Ashe, Omar J. Dorsey, Kofi Siriboe, Kimberlin Brown, Sean Kanan
Live with Kelly and Ryan: Eve, Michelle Young
Ellen DeGeneres: Jason Momoa, DJ D-Nice, Hunter Woodhall, Tara Davis
Wendy Williams: Brittney Levine, guest host Leah Remini
The Real: Tameka Foster Raymond
Tamron Hall: Issa Rae, Yvonne Orji, Kendrick Sampson
Drew Barrymore: Alicia Silverstone, Molly Yeh, Pilar Valdes, Danny Pellegrino
WHAT ARE YOU TALKIN’ ABOUT? Here are today’s PPM-Friendly Topics!
QUESTION: What is the worst thing YOU’VE ever seen at an amusement park?? Ride operators share their stories on Reddit, and they will shock you!!!!!!!!!
QUESTION: Is it a bad time to be BALD GUY hiking the Appalachian Trail? It was for HIM.. because the feds rushed him, thinking he was Brian “Dirty” Laundrie!!!
QUESTION: What does it sound like when two Australian disc jockeys ask ADELE about her “f*ck buddy???” It sounded like… THE END OF THE INTERVIEW!!!!!!!
QUESTION: Is he black? Is he white?? Or is he GREEN?? Does it matter??? He’s legally “Ye” now, and KANYE WEST is whatever color he decides to be!!!!!!!!!
QUESTION: Girls, looking for a way to get that HOURGLASS FIGURE?? It’s a “cinch,” with this new dress that’s going viral all over the world on Tik Tok!!!!!!!!!!!
Adele will perform and give an exclusive interview to Oprah Winfrey in a new CBS special. Adele One Night Only will air Nov. 14 at 8:30 p.m. EDT on CBS and be available to stream live and on demand on Paramount+. The special will be filmed in Los Angeles. Adele will perform some of her chart-topping hits, along with new and never-before-heard songs. In addition, Adele will speak to Winfrey from her rose garden. She will discuss her new album, the stories behind the songs, life after divorce, weight loss and raising her son. Adele One Night Only will air just days before the release of Adele’s fourth studio album, 30, her first album in six years. Adele released a first song from the album, “Easy on Me,” on Friday and will release the full album Nov. 19th.
********Wait. The timing is a little suspicious?? Is she trying to generate interest in her new album??
*******She must have dirt on the royal family!! That’s the only reason Oprah talks to anyone these days!!
*********Oprah needs the weight-loss tips!!!
Cuba Gooding Jr. will go on trial in February in his New York City groping case, a judge said Monday, with prosecutors planning to portray the actor as a serial offender and the defense contending the case is an example of #MeToo run amok. Judge Curtis Farber set a Feb. 1 trial date in the case, which involves allegations he violated three different women at three different Manhattan night spots in 2018 and 2019. One of the women alleged Gooding pinched her buttocks. Another said he squeezed her breast. Farber had expressed a desire to start the trial sooner, possibly in December, but Gooding lawyer Peter Toumbekis said he’ll be tied up with trials in the Bronx then. “I want to lock this down for trial,” Farber said at a hearing in state court in Manhattan. “This case has been on my calendar for two years, going on three years.” Gooding had been scheduled to go on trial in April 2020, but that was scuttled as coronavirus cases surged in New York and the state shut down most court matters.
**********So much for a speedy trial!!!
*****He pinched a butt and squeezed a breast?? Death penalty!!!
*******They wouldn’t have said anything, but he also stuck them with the check!!
*****They were offended when he screamed: “SHOW ME THE HONEY!!”
“The Wendy Williams Show” aired its Season 13 premiere Monday morning without its host. The show kicked off with a four-person panel that consisted of Bevy Smith, Elizabeth Wagmeister, Michael Yo and Devyn Simone, and right off the bat, they all addressed the audience with Williams’ signature catchphrase, “How you doin’?” Yo then addressed Williams’ absence. “Wendy, I know you’re watching right now, and on behalf of myself, our panel, your co-hosts, we love you and can’t wait to have you back in that purple chair,” Yo said. None of the panel members discussed Williams’ health or her issues keeping her off TV. Last week, the show announced that Leah Remini would also guest host for a four-day run in Williams’ absence. “Wendy’s shoes are hard to fill, so we needed to find the right fit,” executive producer David Perler said in a statement obtained by Page Six. “Leah will bring a lot of fun and energy to our viewers with a few surprises along the way.”
********We always thought something was wrong with this show, and now we know: it was WENDY WILLIAMS!!
*****In baseball lore, this is called being “Wally Pipped!!” Wally Pipp was a NY Yankee player who kept sitting out with migraines, until he was finally replaced by… Lou Gehrig!! Buh, bye!!
****The first guest host who can burp and fart at the same time.. gets the gig!!!
In an apparent bid to infect Generation Z with Beatlemania, the Beatles have officially arrived on TikTok. Entitled @TheBeatles, the iconic rock group’s account has amassed over 180,000 followers since its creation Friday as a promo for the Disney+ documentary “Get Back,” as well as the Beatles’ newly remixed “Let It Be” album, Variety reported. As with other heritage artist accounts, TikTokers will be able to soundtrack their videos with 36 of The Beatles’ most iconic tunes, including “Let It Be” to “Hey Jude” and “Eleanor Rigby.” The dedicative profile also includes special tracks like the John Lennon-Paul McCartney duet “I’ve Got A Feeling” and “I Me Mine,” the final song The Beatles recorded as a band. So there’s no longer an excuse to set every TikTok clip to “Oh No” by Capone, guys. Along with the classic songs, the account will reportedly include exclusive behind-the-scenes clips from the “Let It Be” sessions — the basis for the Peter Jackson Documentary “Get Back,” according to Variety. There will also be in-depth analysis on specific songs featuring interviews with McCartney and Ringo Starr.
********Is it weird that this is generating more interest than the Adele album???
*****Paul McCartney just set a world record as the man with the most “mailbox money” in world history!!
******In an effort to generate more Beatles fans, Paul and Ringo are gonna do the milk crate challenge!!
One year after their engagement, Gwen Stefani is giving fans a never-before-seen look at the moment Blake Shelton popped the question. She shared a video to Instagram on Sunday in which she shows off her 6.9-carat diamond ring as Blake dances around his then-fiancée. “Look, we just got engaged!” Stefani exclaims in the clip before Shelton plants a kiss on her cheek while Kool & the Gang’s “Celebration” plays in the background. She also posted a photo showing what appears to be the exact moment he proposed. He is seen down on one knee inside a church on the grounds of his Oklahoma ranch as she covers her face with her hands in shock. Her oldest son, Kingston, whom she shares with ex-husband Gavin Rossdale, can be seen in the corner of the snap smiling as his mom accepts the marriage proposal. See the post HERE.
*****We know why HE did it.. but why did SHE do it???!!
******Can you get married if you’re not the same species???
*****Real fans don’t care about the proposal.. they wanna see videos of the honeymoon!!
Scott Disick isn’t taking Kourtney Kardashian and Travis Barker’s engagement news well. A source says that he is losing his mind over the news — which is why fans knew to check in on him after the news broke late Sunday. “Scott is going crazy,” our insider said. “He’s going to go off the deep end. It’s really bad. It’s about to get dark.” Barker proposed to Kardashian on the beach in Montecito, Calif., with an oval-cut diamond ring estimated to be worth $1 million. Disick shares three children with his ex: 11-year-old son Mason, 9-year-old daughter Penelope and 6-year-old son Reign.
******Forget Scott!! Poor TRAVIS!! Hasn’t he suffered enough???
Ripping The Tabloids (Throughout the week, we’ll give you the stories from that weeks tabs!)
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Goops! Gwyneth Reigns As New Queen of Mean!-(National Enquirer)
Greedy Goop honcho Gwyneth Paltrow is the boss from hell, according to insiders. The wacky wellness goddess is a penny-pinching tyrant who plays favorites with her staff and pushes employees to work long hours while grossly underpaying them, sources say. “Working at Goop is far from the dream job that people would expect it to be! In fact, it’s a nightmare!” sniped a source. “Gwyneth is rolling in the dough. But hardworking Goop staffers make peanuts and she couldn’t care less.” A slew of former staffers hit the employment website Glassdoor to complain about “bullies” and “mean girls” who rely on “fear-based management!” Gwyneth, 49, launched the wellness website in 2008 and it’s now valued at more than $430 million.
Jen Aniston Is Back on Prowl-(Globe)
Hapless romantic Jennifer Aniston claims she’s finally “ready” to look for love again-more than three years after her bust-up with ex-husband Justin Theroux! The “Morning Show” stunner, 52, tied the knot with the “Leftovers” hunk in 2015-a decade after cheating first hubby Brad Pitt ditched her for Angelina Jolie! But Jen and Justin hit the rocks in 2017 and now the former “Friends” cutie-who was said to be seeing Brad on the sly after her divorce-recently revealed she’s now open to finding a special someone. “I think I’m ready to share myself with another person. I didn’t want to for a long time, and I loved really being my own woman without being a part of a couple,” spills Jen.
Kaia & Jacob: Super Serious-(Us Weekly)
They may be young, but Kaia Gerber, 20, and her beau of almost two years, Jacob Elordi, 24, are in it for the long haul. “This romance has opened their eyes to what love really is,” an insider says. “They’ve wildly attracted to each other, and also best friends.” According to the insider, the model’s parents approve: “Cindy [Crawford] and Rande [Gerber] see that Jacob is an intelligent, loyal guy. They want them to stay together.”
Meghan’s Informercial Deal!-(Star)
Meghan Markle, QVC Queen? Speculation ran rampant after The Daily Mail revealed that the Duchess has made several visits to the palatial home of informercial king Bill Guthy-and hitched a ride on his private jet-following her move to California with Prince Harry. The 66-year-old businessman has amassed a $500 million fortune helping celebs like Cindy Crawford cash in on their cachet with direct-to-consumer products.
Elton John: Went Bankrupt!-(Life & Style)
The singer, 74, had to say goodbye to more than the yellow brick road in 2002. That’s when he filed for bankruptcy after an alleged spending spree that saw him splurging $2M a month. A finance expert weighs in! “Celebs often are going broke because they finance everything-homes, vehicles, jewelry, vacations,” says an author. “When or if the income stops the debt payments continue.” His advice? Invest in “assets that produce cash flow!”
“It allowed me to earn money and stay home.”-Jamie Lee Curtis, on why she did Activia commercials for seven years.
“I think my house’s resume is probably longer than mine.”-Alyson Hannigan, on her Los Angeles home being rented out for film and TV shoots.
“Obviously I do live on planet Earth, and her impact was so immense and emotional, even for somebody who was 7 when she passed away.”-Kristen Stewart, on Princess Diana, who she plays in the film Spencer.
Number of the Week-(In Touch)
-years in a row Heidi Klum has been forced to cancel her famous Halloween party, due to the pandemic. (Last time she did the party, she and husband Tom Kaulitz were Shrek.)
A pair of Ohio farmers took their 2,164-pound green squash to a giant vegetable competition and walked away with a world record. Todd and Donna Skinner, who have been growing pumpkins and squash for nearly 30 years, said they knew their green squash was going to be impressive at the Oakland Nursery National Pumpkin Weigh-Off in Dublin, but they were stunned to see it tip the scales at 2,164 pounds. “We had a rough idea that it was going to weigh nice, but not that heavy,” Donna Skinner told WTOV-TV. Oakland Nursery said the Skinners are now world record holders for the heaviest green squash. “Truly a sight to be seen,” the business said in an Instagram post.
******They’re out of their gourds!!
*****The squash was like, “Do I HAVE to go on the scale??”
****Talk about a suffering succotash!!!
100 Rattlesnakes Found Under Home
An animal rescuer responding to a California home where snakes were spotted under the house said he ended up rounding up nearly 100 rattlesnakes. Al Wolf of Sonoma County Reptile Rescue said he responded to a North Bay home where a resident spotted a snake slithering under the building, and he looked under the house to discover dozens of rattlesnakes taking shelter. “It took about three hours, but I found a total of 92 rattlesnakes under that house, I was tickled pink, I wish that happened everyday to me,” Wolf told WABC-TV. Wolf posted photos of the snakes he removed from under the house to Facebook. The rescuer said it’s unusual to find so many rattlesnakes in one place, and the recent drought is likely to blame.
*********He’s hoping to find a nice home for the snakes, but so far… no takers!!
******Moral of this story: if you think your house is rattling, check the crawl space!!
UFO’s Were Most Likely Drones
Residents of a New Jersey city spotted a series of mysterious lights in the night sky, and at least one expert said they may have been drones practicing for a light show. Louis Stevens said the white lights appeared in the sky over downtown Paterson for at least five minutes Monday night, and Stevens and other witnesses questioned whether they were seeing unidentified flying objects of paranormal origin. “You see it on YouTube and it’s always somewhere out in the Nevada desert somewhere,” Stevens told WPIX-TV. “The shock of it is more like, is this really real, I mean are we really looking at what we think we looking at?” Stevens captured video of the lights that was shared with the Federal Aviation Administration, which said no unusual activity was reported over Paterson by local air traffic authorities at the time of the sighting. Victor Chu, director and executive producer of drone videography and photography company Sky One, said the lights may have been drones practicing for a light show. The FAA said people who witness similar lights in the sky should report their sightings to the National UFO Reporting Center.
*******Yeah. call THEM!! Don’t bother the FAA!!
********New Jersey?? It was probably bullet tracers from a drive-by!!
TOPIC: Ever seen a UFO???
Florida Woman Shoots Former Boss
A Florida woman is currently in police custody after entering a Florida T-Mobile location and shooting her former store manager at point-blank range. 27-year-old Rachel Boisette turned herself in at the Broward Sheriff’s Office Main Jail after shooting the manager. Boisette is currently facing charges of attempted homicide with a firearm, according to the Sun-Sentinel. She went to the T-Mobile store to confront the store manager after she was fired in August. Boisette said that the firing “ruined her life” even though the manager who she shot didn’t assist in firing her from the cell phone store. Prior to the shooting, Boisette visited the location several times that day, which was captured on surveillance footage, according to local authorities. The victim who was shot tried to call 911 several times throughout the day to no avail. When Boisette arrived at the store for the final time, she approached the cash register, produced a gun and shot the store manager, striking him in his left arm and chest. After the victim tried to flee, Boisette followed him into a back-office room, then to a bathroom, and shot the bathroom door twice before the gun malfunctioned.
********They asked her why, and she simply said, “Florida!!!”
*****What do you have to do to be fired from a T-Mobile store??? Not show up??
*****The manager was shocked!! “I always thought I’d be shot by a CUSTOMER!!”
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A LIST FOR TUESDAY
6 Ways to Manage Your Money Like a CEO
The Penny Hoarder
- Get a Good Return on Your Investment
A good CEO focuses on“ROI — return on investment.
You want to invest your time and money in things that will return a profit. That involves making apples-to-apples comparisons: Should I do THIS or should I do THAT?
For example: If you already have an emergency fund, instead of sticking money in a savings account for a rainy day, you should really invest it. That’s the best way to grow your money.
With interest rates so low, a savings account these days will pay you pretty much zero interest. However, investing in the stock market has yielded an average annual return of 7%, adjusted for inflation, according to the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission.
Don’t know where to start? Beginners like Robinhood because it doesn’t charge commission fees, and you can buy and sell stocks for free — no limits. Plus, it’s super easy to use.
- Stay in the Black
A smart CEO always looks for ways to cut unnecessary expenses and improve their bottom line.
For example, do you carry a balance on your credit cards? Then you’re almost certainly spending too much money on interest. Credit cards charge notoriously high interest rates.
With help from a free website called AmOne, you could wipe out all of your credit card debt by the end of the week.
It’ll match you with a low-interest loan to pay off all your credit cards at once. Its interest rates start at 3.99% — way lower than the 20% or more you’re probably paying your credit card company. That could save you thousands in the long run, which is a solid CEO move.
It takes two minutes to see if you qualify for up to $50,000 online.
- Pay Yourself First
CEOs make sure they get paid. There’s really no question about that. No matter what, CEOs make sure they Get. Paid.
Sure, obviously you need to fulfill all of your responsibilities and pay all your bills, etc. However, you also have to make sure to take care of yourself and your own financial needs.
Invest for your retirement. Build a nice fat retirement fund via a 401(k) or an IRA.
Also, make sure you have an emergency fund — a stash of easily accessible money that amounts to six months’ worth of salary, in case you unexpectedly lose your job.
With an Aspiration account, you can earn up to 16 times the average interest on your savings, and up to 5% cash back on debit card purchases.
- Have a Mission Statement
This is another way of saying, “Don’t forget about your long-term goals.” When you’re making a money decision, ask yourself: “Does this get me closer to my goal?”
You should be taking specific steps toward your goal. That’s what a CEO would do.
For example, one of your long-term goals may be to own your own home. Or maybe you’d like to drive a better car.
If so, you’re going to need a good credit score. That’ll make a big difference in how much interest you’ll pay on a mortgage or car loan. That could easily add up to tens of thousands of dollars over the life of a mortgage.
If you’re looking to get your credit score back on track — or even if it is on track and you want to bump it up — try using a free website called Credit Sesame. Within 90 seconds, you’ll get access to your credit score and personalized tips to improve it. You’ll even be able to spot any errors holding you back (one in five reports have one).
Want to check for yourself? It’s free and only takes about 90 seconds to sign up.
- Focus on Stakeholders’ Interests
“Stakeholder” is a big buzzword in the corporate world. In business terms, stakeholders are people who have an interest in the company, like investors, employees and repeat customers.
In your personal life, your stakeholders are your family members.
Have you thought about how they’ll manage without your income after you’re gone? How they’ll pay the bills? Send the kids through school? Now’s a good time to start planning for the future by looking into a term life insurance policy.
You’re probably thinking: I don’t have the time or money for that. But your application can take minutes — and you could leave your family up to $1 million with a company called Bestow.
Rates start at just $16 a month. The peace of mind knowing your family is taken care of is priceless.
If you’re under the age of 54 and want to get a fast life insurance quote without a medical exam or even getting up from the couch, get a free quote from Bestow.
- Innovate and Pivot
CEOs love this stuff. This is a big-time CEO move. They’re always talking about fostering innovation, keeping up with the times, and pivoting to the next profitable thing that’s just around the corner.
You can innovate in your personal financial life too. Just try a money-saving move that you’ve never bothered with before. You might be surprised by how much money you save!
For example, you’re probably shopping online more than you used to. (Most of us are.) Wouldn’t it be nice if you got an alert when you’re about to overpay?
That’s exactly what this free service does. Just add it to your browser for free, and before you check out, it’ll check other websites, including Walmart, eBay and others to see if your item is available for cheaper. Plus, you can get coupon codes, set up price-drop alerts and even see the item’s price history.
Let’s say you’re shopping for a new TV, and you assume you’ve found the best price. Here’s when you’ll get a pop up letting you know if that exact TV is available elsewhere for cheaper. If there are any available coupon codes, they’ll also automatically be applied to your order.
In the last year, this has saved people $160 million.
You can get started in just a few clicks to see if you’re overpaying online.
Remember: You’re the CEO of your money. It’s no one’s responsibility but yours.
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