Born on this day!! Country singer Narvel Felts is 82. Guitarist Vince Martell of Vanilla Fudge is 75. Keyboardist Jim Peterik of The Ides of March (and formerly of Survivor) is 70. Singer-keyboardist Paul Cowsill of The Cowsills is 69. Singer Marshall Crenshaw is 67. Singer-guitarist Andy Partridge of XTC is 67. Singer Dave Alvin is 65. Synthesizer player Ian Craig Marsh (Human League, Heaven 17) is 64. Actor Stanley Tucci is 60. Actor Demi Moore is 58. Actor Calista Flockhart (“Brothers and Sisters,” ″Ally McBeal”) is 56. Actor Frank John Hughes (“24″) is 53. TV personality Carson Kressley (“Queer Eye For The Straight Guy”) is 51. Actor David DeLuise (“Wizards of Waverly Place”) is 49. Actor Tyler Christopher (“General Hospital”) is 48. Actor Leonardo DiCaprio is 46. Actor Scoot McNairy (“Argo”) is 43. “Late Show with Stephen Colbert” musical director Jon Batiste is 34. Actor Christa B. Allen (“Revenge”) is 29.
THIS DAY IN GENIUS HISTORY
1620 – The Mayflower Compact was signed by Pilgrims aboard the Mayflower. It would provide the basis for all governments of the American colonies.
1831 – Former slave Nat Turner was executed.
1889 – Washington became the 42nd state.
1918 – The Allies and Germany signed an armistice ending World War I.
1921 – The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier was dedicated in Arlington National Cemetery.
1965 – Rhodesia proclaimed its independence from Britain.
1992 – The Church of England voted to ordain women as priests.
2004 – Yasir Arafat, chairman of the Palestine Liberation Organization, died in Paris. Mahmoud Abbas was elected to take his place.
Today Is: Armistice Day, Death/Duty Day, International Pathology Day, Forget-Me-Not Day, National Homunculus Awareness Day, Origami Day, Red Lipstick Day, Veteran’s Day
TODAY ON TV!
Primetime TV (All Times Eastern)
CBS – 8:00 – The Amazing Race / 9:00 – SWAT / 10:00 – SWAT
NBC – 8:00 – Chicago Med / 9:00 – Chicago Fire / 10:00 – Chicago PD
ABC – 8:00 – CMA Awards
FOX – 8:00 – The Masked Singer / 9:00 – I Can See Your Voice
CW – 8:00 – Devils / 9:00 – Coroner
TV Talk Shows
Jimmy Kimmel: Maren Morris
Jimmy Fallon: Michael Strahan, Brené Brown, Patty Smyth
Seth Meyers: Ethan Hawke, Lewis Black, Carter McLean
James Corden: Max Greenfield
Lilly Singh: Natalie Portman (R 10/8/19)
The View: Ice-T
The Talk: Billy Gardell, Folake Olowofoyeku
Live with Kelly and Ryan: Reba McEntire, Vince Vaughn
Ellen DeGeneres: Usher
The Real: Anika Noni Rose, Madalen Mills
Kelly Clarkson: Olivia Munn, Voices of Service
Tamron Hall: Kate Mara, Nick Robinson, Hannah Fidell, Lorraine Bracco
Drew Barrymore: Milo Ventimiglia, Amy Sedaris, Cat Deeley
WHAT ARE YOU TALKIN’ ABOUT? Here are today’s PPM-Friendly Topics!
QUESTION: Why was this FLORIDA MAN arrested for flashing a gun?? He revved the motor of his jeep, and someone said, “You must have a small penis!!”
QUESTION: Why couldn’t he do this DURING the tournament? At Master’s practice, Jon Rahm SKIPS HIS BALL across a water hazard, and makes a hole-in-one!!!!!
QUESTION: Don’t they know THE MICS ARE ALWAYS ON?? An MSNBC reporter is forced to apologize after saying, “Oh, sh*t, f*ck” on a live broadcast!!!!!
QUESTION: Need a hero??? This six-year-old starts a chain reaction by asking his mother to pay for the people behind them at the McDonald’s drive-through!!!
QUESTION: It’s THAT EASY?? Good news!! YOu can make these delicious M&M brownies with just five ingredients and in three easy steps!! Click for the recipe!!
Matthew Morrison will star in the upcoming NBC special Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch Musical! NBC confirmed Tuesday that Morrison has joined its stage production of the holiday musical, based on the Dr. Seuss book How the Grinch Stole Christmas. He appeared in a video showing him at rehearsals. The actor will play the Grinch, with Denis O’Hare as the Grinch’s dog Max and Booboo Stewart as a younger Max. Newcomer Amelia Minto will play Cindy-Lou Who. “While the pandemic presents some challenges in bringing the stage musical to life, we are putting together a really special show with some crazy, fun, imaginative things going on,” Morrison said. It airs Dec. 9 on NBC. The production will be staged at the Troubadour Theatre in London.
********We can’t wait to see how they do THAT!!! People are being ticketed just for leaving their houses in London!!
******There’s a new song in the play: “You’re a Mean One, Mr. Covid!!”
Alex Trebek’s hometown of Greater Sudbury, Ontario, is hoping to memorialize the late “Jeopardy!” star. After hosting the show since 1984, he became somewhat of a hometown hero in his native city in Canada. Now, the city’s mayor is reportedly going to take steps to honor him in a public space. According to TMZ, Mayor Brian Bigger has been fielding requests on social media to erect some type of public work of art honoring Trebek for bringing attention to his hometown. While ideas for a mural or statue have been floated, Bigger suggests linking the famous TV personality to a new public library set to be built over the next few years. “On behalf of @GreaterSudbury I want to express our condolences to the Trebek family,” the mayor wrote in a Twitter thread. The city joined the myriad of fans, celebrities and former “Jeopardy!” contestants who felt compelled to pay tribute to the late star following news of his death.
********We’ll take “Where the Hell is Sudbury” for $1,000!!!
*******They should have a nonstop loop of his shows playing at the library!! That would be educational!!
*******George Stephanopoulus has hinted that he wants the job!! They’d have to build a platform for him to reach the podium!!
ABC announced that it has ordered “Celebrity Wheel of Fortune.” The show will see Hollywood stars playing for a chance to win up to $1 million. The winnings will be donated to the contestant’s charity of choice. It will be hosted by Pat Sajak and Vanna White. No other details including contestants or an air date have been revealed. The show follows “The Price is Right” and “Let’s Make A Deal,” both of which have had star-studded spin-offs ordered, per Deadline. The syndicated version of “Wheel of Fortune” is currently in its 38th season and is distributed by CBS Television Distribution.
********Are celebrities smart enough to solve those puzzles???
****There’s another game in Hollywood. It’s called “Wheel of Agents!!”
Ken Spears, co-creator of the iconic cartoon “Scooby-Doo,” died Friday at age 82. His death was confirmed Monday to Variety by his son Kevin, who said he died of complications from Lewy body dementia. “Ken will forever be remembered for his wit, his storytelling, his loyalty to family and his strong work ethic,” Kevin Spears told Variety. “Ken has not only made a lasting impression on his family, but he has touched the lives of many as co-creator of ‘Scooby-Doo.’ Ken has been a role model for us throughout his life and he will continue to live on in our hearts.” He created the animated show “Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!” in 1969 with cartoonist and writing partner Joe Ruby, who died just this August at age 87. Besides documenting the mystery-solving exploits of that show’s characters — Fred, Velma, Daphne, Shaggy and their dopey mutt sidekick Scooby — Spears and Ruby created several other 1970s-era cartoons together, including “Dynomutt, Dog Wonder” and “Jabberjaw.”
*******He’ll be buried in the Mystery Machine!!
The childhood home of the late Los Angeles Lakers legend Kobe Bryant has been sold for $810,000, according to TMZ Sports. He lived in the 5-bedroom, 3.5-bath property in the Wynnewood suburb of Philadelphia, when he led Lower Merion High School to the state championship in 1996 and garnered national attention as a star basketball prospect. The suburban home initially hit the market in September with a price tag of $899,000. The latest sale closed on Nov. 6. The property includes a wonderful house, but the most appealing aspect is the sizable backyard and driveway, which still features the original hoop that the adolescent future Lakers superstar undoubtedly utilized for many hours every day.
********Can you imagine being a kid and shooting hoops on Kobe’s old basket?? That’s a lot to live up to!!!
Mike Tyson has revealed exactly how he used a fake penis to avoid failing a drugs test during his boxing career. He admitted using the ‘whizzinator’ in his 2013 autobiography Undisputed Truth, saying he would squeeze his thighs together to submit clean urine through the contraption – a bag connected to a plastic tube resembling a penis – during a period at the height of his career when he regularly took marijuana and cocaine. Speaking on his Hotboxin’ podcast, he said he would use the urine of his then wife, Monica Turner, and even his young child to avoid detection. “It was awesome, man,” Tyson said of the whizzinator. “I put my baby’s urine in it. One time I was using my wife’s [urine] and my wife was like: ‘Baby, you better not hope that it comes back pregnant or something.’ “And I said ‘Nah, so we ain’t gonna use you any more, we’re gonna use the kid’. Because I got scared that the piss might come back pregnant. That was what I was afraid of. I guess I heard of this happening because I was afraid of that.” Tyson is set to come out of retirement for an upcoming exhibition match against fellow boxing veteran Roy Jones Jr later this month.
*****Now we get word that Rosie O’Donnell did the same thing!! Kidding!!
********We’d hate to meet the guy that got Mike Tyson pregnant!!
*******If Mike loses the fight, he’ll go back to the quiet life of a pot farmer!!
Ripping The Tabloids (Throughout the week, we’ll give you the stories from that weeks tabs!)
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The Magic’s Gone Between Channing Tatum & Jessie J-(National Enquirer)
Stick a fork in Jessie J’s two-year on-off relationship with “Magic Mike” hunk Channing Tatum. The songbird, 32, has confirmed they’ve split-again! In an Instagram post, she referred to “single life in a pandemic” while playfully twerking for the camera. The “Bang Bang” beauty and Channing, 40, had rekindled their romance after calling it quits earlier this year.
Babies & Breakups-(Globe)
“Malcolm in the Middle” star Frankie Muniz, 34, and wife Paige Price are becoming first-time parents to a baby boy.
“Bachelorette” alum Emily Maynard, 34, and husband Tyler Johnson named their newborn daughter Magnolia Belle.
Actress Lake Bell, 41, and tattoo artist Scott Campbell’s marriage ran out of ink. “After nine years together, seven years married, two sparkling children, Scott and I are ending our marriage,” announced the “Bless This Mess” star.
Colin & Scarlett: Jost Married-(Us Weekly)
Colin Jost and Scarlett Johansson are officially husband and wife! The SNL star, 38, and actress, 35, tied the knot in mid-October “in an intimate ceremony” surrounded by loved ones in Palisades, N.Y. The duo opted for a low-key affair, even sending out handwritten save-the-date cards poking fun at their budget. The pair were being “very laid-back about the [planning] process.”
Emily Tells John: I Want To Go Home-(Star)
Emily Blunt and John Krasinski are at a crossroads in their 10-year marriage-and it’s all because the English actress, 37, is homesick. Though the couple currently reside at their $11 million Brooklyn Heights condo with daughters Hazel, 6, and Violet, 4. Emily is longing to move the family to her native London. But, according to a friend, “John doesn’t share her enthusiasm for the cold gray climate, and prefers the hustle and bustle of New York.” The Mary Poppins Returns star routinely returns to the U.K. to visit family, but this year has been difficult with travel restrictions. Not helping matters? John, 41, is on location in Rome shooting the third season of Jack Ryan, leaving a lonely Emily to care for their kids on her own.
Say What?!-(Life & Style)
“When I was like younger and I got to be on my Aunt’s sets, it was like summer camp…..I got to stay up late and eat Cheetos at craft service. It was like a kid’s dream.”-Emma Roberts, on visiting her famous Aunt Julia at work
“I love to cook. That’s a little-known fact. My most confident place is in the kitchen.”-Cameron Diaz.
“He puts Botox in my face and I didn’t feel anything. Two days later, I’m making an expression in the mirror and one eyebrow literally goes up into my hairline.”-Oliver Hudson, on looking “like a villain” after his first time trying injectables.
Divorcing: Julianne Hough & Brooks Laich-(People)
The dancer, 32, filed for divorce from the former hockey pro, 37, on Nov. 2. “They were trying to work on things, but Julianne realized she’s happier having her freedom,” a source says of the couple, who separated in May after nearly three years of marriage. “Brooks tried to give it to her, but he also hit his limit.”
Denial of the Week-(In Touch)
“I’m going back to my cave now to be the (single) cat lady that I am.”
-shutting down rumors that she’s dating rapper Skepta.
Emu On The Loose
Police in California said an emu spotted wandering loose through a residential neighborhood was lassoed with the help of an animal services officer. The Pleasanton Police Department said Animal Services officer Frankie Ayers and community service officer Amy Martin responded to the report of the large, flightless bird running loose in the Preserve neighborhood in west Pleasanton. “This was called in by several residents, as the emu was sitting in the front yard of a residence off of Blessing Drive,” Pleasanton police Lt. Kurt Schlehuber told the Pleasanton Weekly. Ayers and Martin, who both had animal-wrangling experience from growing up on farms, were able to lasso the flightless Australian bird and take it to the Alameda County Sheriff’s Office’s animal shelter, where it was reunited with its owner.
*******He was listening to R. Kelly’s “I Believe I Can Fly!!” But… not so much!!
******The bird had no plan.. he was winging it!!
*******He was having a “beak experience!!!”
Cops Capture Pig!
Pennsylvania State Police said a loose pig found wandering on a road was safely rounded up by troopers, but its origins remain unknown. Troopers from the state police’s Newport station were dispatched Monday night on a report of an animal wandering loose in a roadway. The troopers lured the pig to them and safely apprehended the animal. “They then wrapped the pig in a blanket (see what we did there?) and placed it in the back of their vehicle,” state police tweeted. Police said they are now trying to find the owner of the pig, which was taken to the Short & Curlies Animal Rescue and Sanctuary in New Bloomfield.
*******We thought “Short and Curlies” was a male grooming service for… way down there!!
*******They made him an honorary cop… so he made them honorary pigs!!
*******A pig in a blanket can be fun. Don’t ask how we know!!!
Carrier Pigeon Found 110 Years Later!
A couple hiking in northeastern France came across an unusual historical artifact — a carrier pigeon message dating from 110 years earlier. Jade Halaoui said he was hiking with his partner in the Ingersheim area when they spotted a tiny aluminum cylinder on the ground. “I dug it up and I cut it to see what was inside,” Halaoui recalled to the Les Dernieres Nouvelles d’Alsace newspaper. Inside was a small piece of paper bearing a message the couple could not make out. They took it to the Linge Memorial museum, where curator Dominique Jardy enlisted the help of a German-speaking friend to translate the small script. The message, dated July 16 and believed to have been from the year 1910, was authored by a Prussian infantry officer and details military drills in the Ingersheim area when Alsace was under German control. Jardy said the aluminum capsule is believed to have been dropped by the carrier pigeon tasked with delivering it to its intended recipient. The message will now be displayed at the museum.
*******And that’s why we invented the Internet!! It’s slightly more reliable!!
Family Builds Disneyland Ride In Backyard
A California family who missed going to Disneyland amid the COVID-19 pandemic passed the time during lockdown by building a smaller version of the Matterhorn roller coaster in their back yard. Brothers Sean and Michael LaRochelle said they came up with the idea for the Matterhorn Alpine Escape in March and pitched their parents, Jacques and Diana LaRochelle, the idea of building the Disney-inspired coaster in the back yard of the family’s Carneros backyard. Sean and Michael enlisted the help of their parents, as well as siblings Mark and Nicole, to build the roller coaster. They started work in March and finished the project in July. “Growing up, Disneyland was something I loved,” Sean LaRochelle, an architecture graduate student, told the Napa Valley Register. “I’ve always wanted to create a roller coaster.” The end result was a roller coaster about 20 feet tall with a track measuring about 400 feet long. The family said the ride takes about 50 seconds. See the video HERE.
*********The governor of California is going down in history as the man who killed the Mouse!!!
TOPIC: Which Disney attraction would YOU build in your backyard!!
*****If you say “It’s a Small World,” the entire neighborhood will move out!!!
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