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Born on this day!! Rockabilly singer Wanda Jackson is 84. Actor-turned-nun Dolores Hart (“Where the Boys Are,” “King Creole”) is 83. Actor William Russ (“Boy Meets World,” “Wiseguy”) is 71. Actor Melanie Mayron (“thirtysomething”) is 69. Director Danny Boyle (“Slumdog Millionaire,” “Trainspotting”) is 65. Actor Viggo Mortensen (“Lord of the Rings”) is 63. Drummer Jim “Soni” Sonefeld of Hootie and the Blowfish is 57. Bassist Doug Eldridge of Oleander is 54. “The View” co-host Sunny Hostin is 53. Actor Kenneth Choi (“Sons of Anarchy”) is 50. Rapper Snoop Dogg is 50. Country singer Jimi Westbrook of Little Big Town is 50. Actor-comedian Dan Fogler (“Fantastic Beasts,” “The Walking Dead”) is 45. Saxophonist Jon Natchez of The War on Drugs is 45. Actor Sam Witwer (“Smallville,” “Battlestar Galactica”) is 44. Actor John Krasinski (“The Office”) is 42. Bassist Daniel Tichenor of Cage The Elephant is 42. Actor Katie Featherston (“Paranormal Activity”) is 39. Actor Jennifer Nicole Freeman (“My Wife and Kids”) is 36.


1803 – The Senate ratified the Louisiana Purchase.
1944 – Gen. Douglas MacArthur returned to the Philippines, 30 months after he said “I shall return.”
1947 – The U.S. House Un-American Activities Committee opened meetings about alleged Communist infiltration in the Hollywood film industry.
1964 – The 31st president of the United States, Herbert Hoover, died in New York at age 90.
1968 – Jacqueline Kennedy married Aristotle Onassis.
1973 – During the Watergate scandal, Attorney General Elliot L. Richardson and Deputy Attorney General William B. Ruckelshaus resigned and special prosecutor Archibald Cox was dismissed by President Nixon in what came to be known as the “Saturday Night Massacre.”
2011 – Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi is killed by rebel troops in Surt, Libya, his hometown.

Today Is: BRA Day, Chicken and Waffles Day, Hagfish Day, Information and Misinformation Overload Day, International Chefs Day, International Kissing Day, International Print Day, International Pronouns Day, Medical Assistants Recognition Day, Milad Un Nabi, Miss American Rose Day, Sukkot, Support Your Local Chamber of Commerce, Unity Day, World Statistics Day

Primetime TV (All Times Eastern)

CBS – 8:00 –  Survivor  /  9:00 – Tough As Nails  /  10:00 – CSI: Vegas
NBC – 8:00  – Chicago Med  /  9:00 – Chicago Fire  /  10:00 – Chicago PD
– 8:00 –  The Goldbergs  /  8:30 – The Wonder Years  /  9:00 – The Conners  /  9:30 – Home Economics  /  10:00 – Superstar
FOX – 8:00 – Masked Singer  /  9:00 – Alter Ego
CW – 8:00 –  Legends Of Tomorrow  /  9:00 – Batwoman

TV Talk Shows

Jimmy Kimmel: Rami Malek, Melissa Benoist, Old Dominion (R 10/5/21)
Jimmy Fallon: John Cena, J Balvin (R 9/9/21)
Stephen Colbert: Issa Rae, H.E.R.
Seth Meyers: Billy Bob Thornton, Miriam Margolyes, Nick Baglio (R 9/27/21)
James Corden: Jamie Foxx, Coldplay featuring We Are KING & Jacob Collier
Watch What Happens Live: Meghan McCain, S.E. Cupp
The Talk: Taylor Kinney
Live with Kelly and Ryan: Sisqo, JD Pantoja
Ellen DeGeneres: Gwyneth Paltrow
Wendy Williams: Judy Joo, guest host Leah Remini
The Real: Siddiq Saunderson
Tamron Hall: H.E.R., Tone Stith & Maeta, Debra Messing
Drew Barrymore: Ron Howard, Clint Howard, Amy Sedaris, David Sedaris

WHAT ARE YOU TALKIN’ ABOUT? Here are today’s PPM-Friendly Topics!

QUESTION: WTF?? She has three Amazon smart speakers and smart bulbs, and she just found THOUSANDS of audio clips that Amazon recorded in her home!!!


QUESTION: How do you TAUNT A-ROD if you’re a Boston Red Sox fan?? Don’t say “Let’s go Brandon!!!!” Just stand behind the booth and chant “J-Lo!! J-Lo!!”


QUESTION: What happens when you offer to name the Queen “OLDIE OF THE YEAR??” You get a polite royal TURNDOWN, as she says “You’re as old as you feel!”


QUESTION: Should employers be required to give “PAWTERNITY LEAVE” when someone adopts a new PUPPY?? Some people think so, and some really DON’T!!


QUESTION: How did “Squid Games” become MORE than a streaming hit? It’s a world-wide FASHION HIT! Track suits, slip-on tennies and more are selling out!!
Millions of people around the world have tuned into Squid Game since it was released worldwide on Netflix last month, with it quickly becoming the most watched show in the history of the streaming service. But in an unusual turn of events it's also become a fashion hit, with sales of retro tracksuits worn by contestants competing in the Squid Games have soared.

Katie Couric Opens Up About Matt Lauer

Katie Couric says she has “no relationship” with Matt Lauer in the wake of his sexual misconduct scandal.  She discussed Lauer, her former Today co-host, during an appearance on the show Tuesday.  Couric and Lauer co-hosted Today together for 15 years. Couric left the show in 2006, while Lauer was fired in November 2017 following allegations of “inappropriate sexual behavior” in the workplace.  On Today, Couric was asked where she stands with Lauer today.  “We have no relationship,” she said.  Couric called the accusations against Lauer “disturbing” and “disgusting.”  “As I got more information and learned what was going on behind the scenes, it was really upsetting and disturbing,” Couric said. “It was really devastating, but also disgusting.”  “I think what I realized is that there was a side of Matt I never really knew, and I tried to understand why he behaved the way he did, and why he was so reckless and callous, and honestly abusive to other women,” she added.
*******She was disgusted because he never locked HER In the office!!!
********Viagra cures E.D… Katie causes it!!
*******It’s almost impossible to believe that she didn’t have a clue to what was going on!! And she calls herself a journalist??

Celine Dion Delays Vegas Opening

Celine Dion is delaying the opening of her new Las Vegas show at Resorts World Theater due to an unforeseen medical issue.  According to the venue’s website, she is delaying the opening of her show and canceling planned performances scheduled for Nov. 5 and shows between Jan. 19 and Feb. 5 while she is evaluated by her medical team.  “Celine has been experiencing severe and persistent muscle spasms which are preventing her from performing. Her medical team continues to evaluate and treat her. However, the symptoms she is experiencing are prohibiting her from participating in the ongoing rehearsals for the new show,” the statement on the venue’s website reads.  Those who purchased a ticket to any of the dates that have been called off were told that they can expect an automatic refund.   “I’m heartbroken by this,” the artist said in a statement on her website. “My team and I have been working on our new show for the past eight months, and to not be able to open this November saddens me beyond words. My partners at Resorts World Las Vegas and AEG have been working around the clock to get this brand-new state-of-the-art theatre ready, and it’s absolutely beautiful. I feel so bad that I’m letting them down, and I’m especially sorry for disappointing all the fans who’ve been making their plans to come to Las Vegas. Now, I have to focus on getting better… I want to get through this as soon as I can.”
********She’s trying to lose some more weight. She’d like to be able to slide under the door to her room!!
*****The doctors’ diagnosis: she has spasms, but her heart will go on!!
*****Now the casino is taking bets on when she’ll make it!!

Kanye West Gets An Official Name Change

Kanye West is officially no more.  Ye is the new name after a judge in a Los Angeles Superior Court granted his petition for a name change, which was first filed on Aug. 24.  The name change was approved with no middle or last name.  “There being no objections, the petition for change of name is granted,” Judge Michelle Williams Court said in court documents.  Ye previously opened up in a 2018 interview about his reasoning for petitioning the name change, telling radio host Big Boy that he did it as a reference to the most commonly used word in the Bible.  Merriam-Webster’s etymological history delineation of the word sees it appear frequently in the religious scribe as a plural form of “you.” Merriam-Webster also notes that it more commonly appears as an archaic form of “the.”  Ye has been the music and fashion mogul’s Twitter handle for a while and he even released his eighth studio album titled “Ye” in June 2018.
*****It’s a kind of a King James Bible name!!
****His full name: “Ye of Little Faith!!”
*****Sometimes he gets together with Diddy, and they don’t know what to call each other!! 

Flavor Flav Arrested

Flavor Flav was arrested for domestic battery in Las Vegas earlier this month after he allegedly attacked a woman and threw her phone.  The Public Enemy rapper was booked on a misdemeanor charge of domestic battery on Oct. 5 by the Henderson Police Department, TMZ reported Tuesday.  The criminal complaint, obtained by the site, claims the rapper, born William Drayton Jr., poked the victim’s nose, grabbed her, threw her down and grabbed a phone out her hand.  The City Attorney said Flavor Flav is officially charged with misdemeanor battery constituting domestic violence.  “In alleged domestic violence cases, there are often two sides to the story, and we will explain our side in the courtroom and not in the media,” Flavor Flav’s attorney said in a statement.  He last had legal trouble in Sin City in 2015 when he was arrested on drug- and alcohol-related charges. He pleaded no contest to misdemeanor driving under the influence and was fined $685 and ordered to attend a victim impact panel and drunk driving school.
******He’s trying to get that rapper street cred back!!!
********He doesn’t need to go to Drunk Driver School!! He already knows how to drive drunk!!
*****He’s getting so old, he’s wearing a sun dial around his neck!!

New Lucille Ball Trailer

The “Being the Ricardos” trailer, released by Amazon Studios Tuesday, gives loyal “I Love Lucy” lovers a glimpse at the less-than-lovey-dovey disharmony between Lucille Ball, who died at 77 in 1989, and Dezi Arnaz, who died at 69 in 1986, during a particularly tumultuous time in their 20-year marriage and television careers. Accompanied by the rhythmic beat of the conga drum, maracas and trumpet, the film’s fast-moving preview offers peeks of the backstage strife between Ball and Arnaz during a week in September 1952.  Javier Bardem, 52, plays Arnaz as Ricky Ricardo opposite Nicole Kidman in the upcoming movie — which is slated for limited release in theaters on Dec. 10 and will be available via Amazon Prime Video on Dec. 21.   See the trailer HERE.
********Sure!! Suck the fun out of one MORE American icon!!
******Javier Bardem is a psycho!!

Harrison Ford Back On Indy Set

Harrison Ford is back on the set of the fifth “Indiana Jones” film after suffering a severe injury in June, which paused production for several months.  Photos show him  in Indy’s iconic leather jacket and hat cavorting on set with co-stars Phoebe Waller-Bridge and Antonio Banderas in Castellammare del Golfo in Sicily, Italy.  He had been on hiatus after injuring his shoulder while shooting a fight scene back in June, Disney confirmed in a statement.  “It was not what anyone was expecting, so to have to change everything is a huge blow,” the film’s bosses said at the time. Due to the severity of the injury, they guessed production on “Indiana Jones” would resume in the fall.
*********”Indiana Jones and the Golden Diaper??”
********He used to search for relics. Now he IS one!!!
Photos show Harrison Ford back on the set of "Indiana Jones 5" after suffering a severe shoulder injury in July, which waylaid production for several months.


Ripping The Tabloids (Throughout the week, we’ll give you the stories from that weeks tabs!)
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Sabrina & Joshua Make Music Together-(National Enquirer)

Songbird Sabrina Carpenter, 22, and “High School Musical” hunk Joshua Bassett, 20, set social media afire when they were caught on camera at Harry Styles’ Love on Tour concert in NYC.  It’s the first time they’ve been spotted together in public since rumors flew about Joshua moving on with the blond beauty after his fizzled fling with “Drivers License” singer Olivia Rodrigo, 18.

Ellen Pompeo’s Denzel Hell!-(Globe)

“Grey’s Anatomy” diva Ellen Pompeo saw red when Oscar-winning actor Denzel Washington tried to put the egotistical actress in her place while guest-directing an episode of the TV medical drama.  “We went at it,” says Ellen, confessing to a ferocious backstage fight during the show’s 2016 season.  Ellen says it all started when she improvised a line in a critical scene “and Denzel went ham on my ass.  He was like, ‘I’m the director.  Don’t you tell another character what to do.’”  Silence on the set.  Ellen recalls she exploded, “I was like, ‘Listen, mother***er, this is my show.  This is my set.  Who are you telling?’”  But Ellen now shrugs off the incident, saying fights and creative tension help make on-screen magic.  Yeah, right.

Dax & Kristen:  A Good Place-(Us Weekly)

Dax Shepard and Kristen Bell are the first to admit that relationships take work.  But the super honest duo-who’ll celebrate their eighth wedding anniversary on Oct. 17-agree there’s no one else they’d rather be with.  “They’re so proud of the life they’ve made together,” an insider says of Shepard, 46, and Bell, 41.  “It’s still important for them to get space, but ultimately they’re soulmates who have way more fun together than they do apart.”

Emma’s Billionaire Rebound-(Star)

Under his spell!  No sooner had Emma Watson split from boyfriend of two years, L.A.-based businessman Leo Robinton, than the Harry Potter star had already bounced back with new guy Brandon Green.  The 41-year-old, a son of British billionaire Sir Phillip Green (former owner of Miss Selfridge!), recently whisked the 31-year-old star off for a few days on his family’s $100 million yacht.  Brandon is a big change for the “straight-laced” women’s rights activist, insiders say, who friends thought was headed to the altar with Leo.  “Leo was eager to marry and start a family,” says an insider, “but Emma was not ready to settle down.”  No worries about that with partyboy Brandon.  “Emma loves spending time with him,” adds the source.  “He’s always surprising her with little gifts, and showering her with attention.”

Say What?!-(Life & Style)

“I like whole grain toast with salt on it…..I’m not the most exciting eater, but I do like to have a drink with my dinner, and I can become a very good dinner guest.”-Victoria Beckham, on her penchant for “boring” meals.

“The idea of me and Elijah Wood is the same……We don’t actually look that alike.  But if you imagine all our component parts, we’re just short, pale, blue-eyed, big-eyed, brown-haired people.”-Daniel Radcliffe, on fans thinking he and the Lord of the Rings actor are doppelgangers.

“He loves clothes way more than I do.  He has great taste.”-Gisele Bundchen, on quarterback hubby Tom Brady.

Italian Indies?-(People)

Harrison Ford posed with members of an Italian Indiana Jones fan club [all dressed in Indi gear from hat to leather jacket, etc.] during a break from filming the franchise’s fifth installment in Cefalu, Sicily, on Oct. 9.

Poor Mom of the Week-(In Touch)

Amal Clooney

“He’s mainly teaching pranks for the time being.”

-on her husband George’s lessons for their 4-year-old twins.



Expensive Vase Bought At Thrift Store

A glass vase purchased for $4.99 at a thrift store in the Pacific Northwest is expected to sell for up to $15,000 after it was identified as a rare piece from 1902.  Heritage Auctions said the Oct. 28 Tiffany, Lalique & Art Glass: Including Art Nouveau & Art Deco auction will feature a rare Loetz Argus glass vase designed by Austrian Kolomon Moser, a participant in the Vienna Secession art movement.  “The Loetz Argus glass vase is one of the finest examples of this rare and important model to come to market. It does so following its unlikely discovery in a thrift store in the Pacific Northwest by a shopper with an exceptionally discerning eye,” Samantha Robinson, consignment director of Decorative Arts and Design for Heritage, told  The vase is expected to fetch between $10,000 and $15,000 when it goes up for auction.
*********Right now, they’re carefully removing the loose change!!!
TOPIC: Ever find something truly valuable in a thrift store or flea market??

Ancient Sword Found

The Israel Antiquities Authority said a diver off the country’s northern coast found a 900-year-old sword believed to have belonged to a knight during the Crusades.  The authority said Shlomi Katzin of Atlit was diving off Carmel Beach when he spotted a barnacle-encrusted sword on the seabed.  A video of Katzin’s dive shows his discovery of the sword, along with a barnacle-covered boat anchor.  Katzin took the sword to the northern district office of the antiquities authority’s Robbery Prevention Unit, which handed the artifact off to the National Treasures Department.  “The sword, which has been preserved in perfect condition, is a beautiful and rare find and evidently belonged to a Crusader knight,” Nir Distelfeld, inspector for the Israel Antiquities Authority’s Robbery Prevention Unit, told The Times of Israel.  Officials said the sword will be cleaned and studied by experts before going on display.  See the video HERE.
*****This sounds like an Indiana Jones movie!!
*****Next, they’ll find the Crusader still alive in an underwater cave!!
*******The Nazis were diving, but they couldn’t find it!! 

Giant Pumpkin Disqualified

A Wisconsin farmer grew a 2,520-pound pumpkin believed to be the heaviest grown in the country this year, but it was disqualified from competition due to a crack.  Mike Schmit of Markesan said he has been growing giant pumpkins for years, but this year marked the first time one of his gourds surpassed 2,500 pounds.  Schmit’s 2,520-pound pumpkin is believed to be the largest grown in the United States this year, but it was disqualified from competition due to a fingernail-sized crack in the vegetable’s exterior.  The grower said the crack is believed to be a result of internal pressure from the pumpkin’s large size and the awkward way it was growing.  The pumpkin could have earned Schmit a $22,680 prize from 2021 Safeway World Championship Pumpkin Weigh-Off in California, which offers a $9-per-pound prize to the winner.
*********Now he’s out of his gourd!!
*******They’re bring out a flamethrower to carve it into a Jack-O-Lantern!!!
******Grab four wheels and a couple of horses, and Cinderella will ride it to the ball!!

Tennessee Man Illegally Shoots Doves

Wildlife officials in Tennessee confiscated 74 doves after a hunter was accused of using bait to lure the popular game birds. The Cumberland County man, who was not identified, pleaded guilty to charges of baiting on Oct. 7 and was ordered to pay $499.50 in fines and court costs, the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency said in a news release over the weekend. He also lost his hunting privileges for a year, officials said.  Hunters typically shoot at the fast-flying birds as they approach a field to feed or a body or water to drink. Hunting can start up to a half hour before sunrise and continues until sunset, according to Wildlife Resources. Tennessee state law bars hunters from using bait to hunt wildlife “unless the bait has been removed and any electronic feeder disabled at least 10 days prior to hunting,” officials said. Baiting refers to deliberately placing food such as corn or wheat to attract birds. According to the state agency, an area is considered baited for 10 days because birds will return to the same spot for several days even after the food supply runs out.
********He just shrugged and went fishing with sticks of dynamite!!!
********In order to even things up, they equipped the doves with hunting rifles!!








2021’s Best and Worst Cities for Vampires


OVERALL RANK City Overall Score Food and Drink Rank Lair Safety Rank Deterrents Rank
1 Naperville, IL 54.54 7 4 16
2 Pittsburgh, PA 51.38 5 59 4
3 Chicago, IL 50.48 1 15 114
4 Omaha, NE 49.64 6 7 96
5 Tacoma, WA 49.15 15 20 3
6 St. Paul, MN 48.1 28 3 48
7 Aurora, IL 47.55 26 14 17
8 Columbus, OH 47.01 19 36 8
9 Bellevue, WA 45.9 59 28 2
10 Paterson, NJ 45.26 58 8 23
11 Portland, OR 45.1 4 109 25
12 Vancouver, WA 44.93 37 42 12
13 Minneapolis, MN 44.63 25 17 62
14 Madison, WI 44.44 20 56 19
15 New York, NY 44.36 2 80 108
16 Philadelphia, PA 44.19 11 35 101
17 Milwaukee, WI 43.96 36 19 43
18 Baltimore, MD 43.79 17 25 80
19 Grand Rapids, MI 43.46 80 24 5
20 Springfield, MA 43.2 126 1 45
21 Plano, TX 42.88 3 125 77
22 Fort Worth, TX 42.59 8 77 105
23 Lincoln, NE 42.29 33 34 73
24 Spokane, WA 42.14 50 51 20
25 Buffalo, NY 42.12 77 46 7
26 Overland Park, KS 41.67 105 5 87
27 Wichita, KS 41.61 29 22 107
28 Kansas City, MO 41.24 57 11 104
29 Joliet, IL 41.04 166 10 15
30 Toledo, OH 40.88 118 32 14
31 Olathe, KS 40.87 115 6 89
32 Rockford, IL 40.82 113 37 18
33 Yonkers, NY 40.56 100 27 24
34 Chattanooga, TN 40.3 18 87 35
35 Cincinnati, OH 40.19 21 18 21
36 Seattle, WA 40.14 23 133 9
37 San Antonio, TX 39.97 27 68 93
38 Akron, OH 39.82 123 58 6
39 Providence, RI 39.07 109 40 41
40 Charlotte, NC 39.02 10 84 120
41 St. Louis, MO 38.88 16 21 175
42 Des Moines, IA 38.87 86 41 51
42 Kansas City, KS 38.87 112 16 95
44 Cleveland, OH 38.61 81 9 128
44 Birmingham, AL 38.61 38 71 92
46 Rochester, NY 38.29 134 62 11
47 Houston, TX 38.21 67 26 106
48 Irving, TX 38.18 13 114 81
49 Nashville, TN 38.08 65 69 49
50 Jacksonville, FL 37.45 9 129 123





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