Born on this day!! Country singer-record company executive Jimmy Bowen is 85. Director Ridley Scott is 85. Writer-director Terrence Malick (“The Thin Red Line”) is 79. Bassist Roger Glover of Deep Purple is 77. Singer-actor Mandy Patinkin is 70. Guitarist Shuggie Otis is 69. Country singer Jeannie Kendall of The Kendalls is 68. Singer Billy Idol is 67. Guitarist John Ashton of Psychedelic Furs is 65. Comedian Colin Mochrie (“Whose Line Is It Anyway?”) is 65. Rapper Jalil of Whodini is 59. Actor-director Ben Stiller is 57. DJ Steve Aoki is 45. Singer Clay Aiken (“American Idol”) is 44. Actor Elisha Cuthbert (“24”) is 40. Actor Kaley Cuoco (“The Big Bang Theory”) is 37. Model Chrissy Teigen is 37. Actor Christel Khalil (“The Young and the Restless”) is 35. Actor Rebecca Rittenhouse (“The Mindy Project”) is 34. Actor Adelaide Clemens (“Rectify”) is 33. Actor Tyla Harris (“For Life”) is 22.
THIS DAY IN GENIUS HISTORY
1804 – Supreme Court Justice Samuel Chase was tried for political bias.
1900 – Irish author Oscar Wilde died in Paris at age 46.
1940 – Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz were married.
1966 – Barbados became independent of Great Britain.
1974 – The fossilized remains of a female human ancestor named Lucy (after the Beatles song Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds) were found in Ethiopia.
1993 – The Brady Bill, requiring a five-day waiting period for handgun purchases, is signed.
1995 – President Bill Clinton became the first U.S. president to visit Northern Ireland.
2004 – Ken Jennings ended his 74-game winning spree on the game show, Jeopardy!
Today Is: Blue Beanie Day, Cities for Life Day, Computer Security Day, Day of Remembrance of All Victims of Chemical Warfare, National Mason Jar Day, National Meth Awareness Day, National Package Protection Day, National Personal Space Day, Rockerfeller Christmas Tree Lighting, Stay Home Because You’re Well Day
TODAY ON TV!
Primetime TV (All Times Eastern)
CBS – 8:00 – Survivor / 9:00 – The Amazing Race / 10:00 – FBI International
NBC – 8:00 – Christmas At Rockefeller Center / 9:00 – Kelly Clarkson
ABC – 8:00 – The Conners / 8:30 – The Goldbergs / 9:00 – Abbott Elementary / 10:00 – Big Sky
FOX – 8:00 – The Masked Singer
CW – 8:00 – DC’s Stargirl / 9:00 – Kung Fu
TV Talk Shows
Jimmy Kimmel: David Harbour, Lisa Ann Walter, Thee Sacred Souls
Jimmy Fallon: Dolly Parton, Claire Foy, DOMi & JD Beck, Mac DeMarco
Stephen Colbert: Janet Yellen, Rob Delaney
Seth Meyers: John Leguizamo, Zoe Kazan, Paolo Nutini, Arjuna Contreras (R 11/16/22)
James Corden: Beth Behrs, Avril Lavigne & Yungblud
Watch What Happens Live: Mauricio Umansky, Heather Gay
The View: Gabrielle Union, Elegance Bratton, Sam Worthington
The Talk: Justin Long
Live with Kelly and Ryan: Jim Parsons, Sam Worthington
Kelly Clarkson: Annaleigh Ashford, Murray Bartlett, Quentin Plair, guest host Kumail Nanjiani
Tamron Hall: Dr. Sharon Malone, Beverly Johnson
Drew Barrymore: Cameron Diaz, Tiki Barber, Anne Burrell
Jennifer Hudson: Glen Powell, Aurielle Marie
WHAT ARE YOU TALKIN’ ABOUT? Here are today’s PPM-Friendly Topics!
QUESTION: Are you ready for Merriam-Webster’s WORD OF THE YEAR?? It’s “GASLIGHTING!!” (That could be the word of the year for the last THIRTY years!!!!!)
QUESTION: Uh…. is this a GOOD THING?? Scientists at MIT are creating robots that have AI, and are capable of creating LARGER replicas of themselves!! Uh, oh!!
QUESTION: Want to spend the night in TAYLOR SWIFT’S former NYC townhouse??? You can swim in the pool, kick back, but.. you’ll have to pay big bucks!!!!!!
QUESTION: Is THIS the perfect Christmas gift you’ve been looking for?? It’s the “Big Hat,” and sales are up 2000%!!! Check it out.. it’s from “NOGGIN BOSS!!!!!!!!”
QUESTION: Who would trash his OWN DAUGHTERS at an awards ceremony and get big laughs?? Only ADAM SANDLER!! (And his daughters WROTE THE SPEECH!!)
Prince William and his wife Kate Middleton are coming to the U.S. for the first time in eight years, but it’s unlikely that they’ll be reunited with Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. A source close to the Prince and Princess of Wales told ETOnline on Monday that the couple has “no plans” to see the Duke and Duchess of Sussex during their visit. They are heading to Boston, Massachusetts, for the second annual Earthshot Prize Awards ceremony. As for the Sussexes, it’s likely they’ll still be in California before they head to the same region the following week when they visit New York. The Prince and Princess of Wales will travel to Boston on Wednesday for three days of public engagements. According to the insider, William and Middleton are “excited” for their first international trip since taking on their new titles as Prince and Princess of Wales. The source noted that while the couple “appreciates the history associated to their titles, they understandably want to look to the future and pave their own paths.”
*******Meghan wants the brothers to play “rock, paper, scissors” to see who’s the next king!!
********Meanwhile, she’s working out a way to get rid of Charles and his grandchildren!!!
********Their relationship is colder than Kanye’s career!!!
Jennifer Lopez revealed in a new interview that her sparkling green diamond engagement ring has a hidden message. Speaking with Apple Music’s Zane Lowe, she shared that the inside of her band is engraved with the words “Not. Going. Anywhere.” “That’s how he would sign his emails when we started talking again,” Lopez said of Ben Affleck. “Like, ‘Don’t worry, I’m not going anywhere.’” The words are so special to her that the singer wrote a track named “Not. Going. Anywhere” on her upcoming album titled “This Is Me… Now” — her first studio album since 2014 and a nod to the 20th anniversary of her third record, “This Is Me…Then.” Earlier this month, Lopez sported a custom “Jennifer & Ben” necklace from Jennifer Zeuner and she also has worn a “Ben” necklace as well as one that reads “Mrs.” Along with the beautiful message on her ring, she also discussed the pain she experienced after her first breakup with Affleck in 2002 and how that impacted her life and music career.
*********Also on the inside of the ring, it says, “return for deposit!!”
*******Her agent is conducting auditions!! He’s casting her fifth husband!!!
********When Ben wrote: “Not. Going. Anywhere.” he was constipated!!!
Will Smith tearfully recalled the “horrific night” he slapped Chris Rock across the face at the 2022 Oscars. He sat down for his first interview on late-night television since the headline-making incident in March, admitting he had “rage” bottled up for a long time. “That was a horrific night, as you can imagine. You know, there’s many nuances and complexities to it,” he told Trevor Noah on “The Daily Show” Monday. “But at the end of the day, I just, I lost it, you know? And I guess what I would say, you just never know what somebody’s going through. In the audience right now, you are sitting next to strangers, and somebody’s mother died last week, somebody’s child is sick, somebody just lost their job, somebody just found out their spouse cheated,” Smith continued. “You just don’t know what is going on with people. And I was going through something that night. Not that that justifies my behavior at all.” In the wake of the slap heard ’round the world, Smith resigned from the Academy. The organization also banned the “Emancipation” star from attending its events for 10 years.
*********The Academy has to uphold its high moral standards!!
******Will’s presence would make the pedophiles who run things in Hollywood very nervous!!
********What was Will going through that night?? Well, first of all, his cumberband was way too tight!!
Netflix on Tuesday announced that That ’90s Show, a continuation of Fox’s That ’70s Show, will premiere on Thursday, Jan. 19. What’s more, the streamer released a teaser/trailer featuring first footage from the 10-episode revival. The show picks up 15 years after the original series finale on Fox. The year is 1995, and Eric and Donna’s daughter Leia (played by Shut Eye‘s Callie Haverda) is “visiting her grandparents for the summer, where she bonds with a new generation of Point Place kids under the watchful eye of Kitty and the stern glare of Red.” Original series stars Debra Jo Rupp (Kitty) and Kurtwood Smith (Red) are on board as series regulars and executive producers. Guest stars Topher Grace, Laura Prepon, Wilmer Valderrama, Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher will reprise their respective roles as Eric Forman, Donna Pinciotti, Fez, Jackie Burkhart and Michael Kelso. See the teaser HERE.
*********Can we at least get some Nirvana on the soundtrack???
Kanye West revealed that he was almost sent to prison because he currently owes $50 million to the IRS. During an interview with the Timcast IRL podcast on Monday (Nov. 28), he detailed that his “finance people” expressed to him that he was going to “have to pay a lot of taxes.” “I’m talking about literally finding out that they were trying to put me in prison this morning,” the fashion designer said. “But I found out — okay, so they froze, they put a $75 million hold on four of my accounts.” “And then they said, you owe a lot of taxes. Took me like six hours to find out how much. A lot, well, around $50 million,” he said. West continued stating that he isn’t “the most financially literate person on the planet” and that he went around to his businesses’ “different CFOs” to see whether or not he was participating in tax evasion. This then led the rapper to disclose that he hasn’t known “how to run a company.”
**********Maybe it’s time to, you know… shut up???
******It sounds like all of these people were using him and blowing up his ego… and now?? They’re done with him, so they’ll bury him!
*****He was a Trump fan, so.. yes! He will be hounded to the grave by the IRS!!!
Ripping The Tabloids (Throughout the week, we’ll give you the stories from that weeks tabs!)
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Winner/Loser of the Week-(In Touch)
The sitcom’s second season premiere is the highest-rated comedy on ABC in three years.
The rapper is slapped with a $4 million lawsuit after using a fake cover of Vogue to promote his new album.
The U.S. Postal Service is seeking volunteer Santas to answer letters from children as part of the organization’s annual Operation Santa. The USPS said volunteers will be asked to browse through letters to Santa and “adopt” the ones they “love.” The volunteers will then reply to the letters in character as Santa Claus. Prospective Santas are being asked to register to create an Operation Santa account so their identities can be verified for participation. The letter response program is open through Dec. 19.
*********Billy Bob Thornton just applied!! “Dear Timmy, this is Bad Santa. You get nothing!!”
********Our dyslexic cousin saw the post and said, “Dude!! The post office wants to hire satans!!!”
Skunk Takes In NFL Game
A skunk was spotted in the stands during the Cleveland Browns game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the animal was caught on camera by surprised fans. Fans captured photos and video Sunday when the skunk was spotted wandering in section 141 of FirstEnergy Stadium in Cleveland. It was unclear how the skunk found its way into the stadium and its ultimate fate was unknown. It was also unclear whether anyone was sprayed by the animal. The animal was branded the “rally skunk” by some fans after the Browns came back from behind to defeat the Buccaneers in overtime. See the video HERE.
********So at least Tom Brady wasn’t the only thing stinkin’ up the joint!!!
TOPIC: My encounter with wildlife!!
A British cat nearing age 27 has been named the oldest cat living by Guinness World Records. Guinness World Records said the cat, named Flossie, was verified as 26 years and 316 days old, roughly the equivalent of 120 years old in humans. The record-keeping organization said Flossie was originally adopted as a stray living near a hospital with her siblings and lived with her first owner until their death about 10 years later. Flossie then lived with her original owner’s sister for 14 years, until that owner also died. Flossie was taken in by another relative, who was able to care for her for about three years before turning the feline over to charity Cats Protection. Cats Protection placed Flossie in a new home with owner Vicki Green. “She sometimes misses her litter box or needs help grooming herself, but I can help with all of that. We’re in this together,” Green told Guinness World Records.
********It’s a little suspicious that her owners keep dying!!!
*******She has a great attitude.. and she drinks tequila every day!!
Judge Busted For Judging From Bed
A Colombian judge known for sharing racy photos on her Instagram page has been suspended for three months after appearing on a virtual Zoom meeting while half-naked and smoking a cigarette in bed. In a 33-second clip circulating on social media, the 34-year-old judge, Vivian Polanía, can be seen lounging in bed, appearing half-awake while taking a drag from a cigarette. At one point in the hearing, a prosecutor tells Polanía that her camera is on, and she immediately turns it off as the hearing continues, local media reported. The virtual court hearing centered around debates over whether a man charged in a 2021 car bombing should be granted bail. One of the solicitors on the call reported Polanía’s alleged impropriety to Colombia’s National Commission of Judicial Ethics. The commission said in a written ruling that Polanía’s suspension will remain in effect until February 2023, Spanish-language outlet Infobae reported. Responding to the incident, Polanía told a local radio station she was laying in bed during the hearing because she was suffering from an anxiety attack, according to the Spanish-language outlet El Pais.
********Being a judge in Colombia has got to be nerve-wracking!! “OK, everybody’s innocent!! Let’s all go home!!”
*******She’s being featured on the website www.hotjudgessmokinginbed.com!!!!
TOPIC: Weirdest thing you’ve seen on a Zoom Call!!!
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A LIST FOR WEDNESDAY
8 Money Management Gifts for Anyone on Your List
THE PENNY HOARDER
- Budget Planner
A budget planner is a great way to help your friend or loved one get their finances organized. Budget planners come in all shapes and sizes, from small pocket planners to hardback multi-year agendas. Some budget planners help people follow specific budget plans, while others give you plenty of white space to organize your own finances. Look for a cover that matches your friend’s unique style or personality. They’re more likely to use it if they love the way it looks!
You can find a nice budget planner like this one on Amazon or this one from Barnes & Noble for less than $20 to get your started.
- A Personal Finance Book, Like “Your Money or Your Life”
If your friend enjoys reading, give them a book about personal finance to spark their interest. Vicki Robin and Joe Dominguez’s “Your Money or Your Life” is one of the best-selling personal finance books of all time. It teaches you how to start earning more — while keeping expenses down.
If you’re going to save money by buying a used copy — total Penny Hoarder move — purchase the most recent edition. Robin and Dominguez regularly update the book, so it always has accurate and useful information.
- Piggy Bank
A piggy bank — maybe filled with a little bit of change? — can be a fun way to encourage your loved one to start saving. You can go for a traditional ceramic pig, but in 2022, there are much cooler options out there.
You could get your friend this electronic piggy bank shaped like an owl from Amazon, for example, that keeps count of how much money is in the jar. Or, if you want to get really high-tech, check out this personal ATM savings machine. It’s password protected and comes with — wait for it — its own debit card. Oh and you can deposit coins in it, too.
- A Session With a Certified Financial Planner
Many people don’t appreciate the value of a good certified financial planner until they get the chance to sit down with one. A single one-hour session can be a great opportunity for your friend to discuss everything from next year’s taxes to their children’s college education fund.
If you have a friend or relative who says things like “I wish I knew more about investing” or “I wish I knew how much I should be saving for retirement,” a financial planner might be the best gift you can give. A one-hour session with a financial adviser can cost about $100 to $200. You can find a financial planner in your area here.
- Coupon Organizer
Most coupons are digital nowadays but a small coupon organizer like this one on Amazon is an easy way to keep track of all those printed discounts. Manufacturer coupons, gift cards, fast food coupons and receipts can all stay safe and tidy in a case small enough to slip into a pocket or purse. Alternatively, you could get your friend this Clip It: Coupon Organizer from Barnes & Noble.
It comes with 24 organized pockets, a wipe-off meal planner, a reusable grocery list and 32 pages of tips on couponing.
- Professional Development Course
Give the gift that keeps on earning by paying for a loved one’s professional development. Talk to them about what skills they want to learn to become better at their job or small business — then offer to pay for a course that teaches those skills. These courses are also great places for people to connect with industry peers. Professional development courses are good opportunities for both learning and networking.
Consider signing them up for a Master Class or give them a gift certificate to the online learning center so they can pick the course themselves.
- An Estate Planning Binder
Death is a hard subject to talk about, but estate planning is important. If you have an older relative or parent who’s been putting off creating a will, giving a gift like “I’m Dead, Now What?” offers a lighthearted way to start the conversation. Even younger people will enjoy a practical gift like this.
An estate planning binder gives your recipient room to list important information, like retirement accounts, life insurance policy details and passwords. There’s also room to write contacts, legal matters, health care information, final wishes and biographical details, like your parents’ names and where they were born.
- Budgeting Gift Basket
If you’re on a bit of a budget yourself, consider creating a DIY budget gift basket. Stock it full of items like highlighters, pens, a calculator and a notebook, then round it out with a personal finance book or a family bill organizer.
You could also include a cute wallet or small piggy bank — both of which are easy to find for less than $10 at flea markets or discount stores. This gift is great for kids, but it can also be a fun present to give to expectant parents or newlyweds.
After all, a new stage in someone’s life is a great time for them to plan out finances and get serious about budgeting.
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