Born on this day!! Actor Brigitte Bardot is 88. Actor Joel Higgins (“Silver Spoons”) is 79. Actor Jeffrey Jones is 76. Actor Vernee Watson (“Bob Hearts Abishola,” “Fresh Prince of Bel-Air”) is 73. Writer-director-actor John Sayles is 72. Guitarist George Lynch (Dokken) is 68. Actor-comedian Janeane Garofalo is 58. Country singer Matt King is 56. Actor Mira Sorvino is 55. TV personality and singer Moon Zappa is 55. Actor Naomi Watts is 54. Country singer Karen Fairchild of Little Big Town is 53. Country singer Mandy Barnett is 47. Rapper Young Jeezy is 45. Actor Peter Cambor (“NCIS: Los Angeles”) is 44. TV personality Bam Margera (“Jackass”) is 43. Actor Jerrika Hinton (“Grey’s Anatomy”) is 41. Guitarist Luke Mossman of Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats is 41. Musician St. Vincent is 40. Comedian Phoebe Robinson (“What Men Want”) is 38. Drummer Daniel Platzman of Imagine Dragons is 36. Actor Hilary Duff is 35. Actor Keir Gilchrist (“United States of Tara”) is 30.
THIS DAY IN GENIUS HISTORY
1066 – William the Conqueror invaded England.
1542 – Portuguese explorer Juan Rodríguez Cabrillo arrived at present-day San Diego.
1781 – The closing campaign of the American Revolution at Yorktown Heights, Va. began.
1920 – Eight Chicago White Sox players were indicted for fixing the 1919 World Series in the “Black Sox scandal.”
1924 – Two U.S. Army planes landed in Seattle after completing the first round-the-world-flight in 175 days.
1939 – A German-Soviet agreement divided Poland between Nazi Germany and the USSR.
1967 – Walter Washington became the first mayor of the District of Columbia.
1972 – Japan and Communist China agreed to re-establish diplomatic relations.
1989 – Former Philippine President Ferdinand E. Marcos died in exile in Hawaii.
1991 – Jazz great Miles Davis died.
2003 – Althea Gibson, the first African-American tennis player to win at Wimbledon, died.
Today Is: Confucius Day, Fast of Gedalya, Fish Tank Floorshow Night, International Day for Universal Access To Information, International Right To Know Day, National Drink Beer Day, National Good Neighbor Day, Women’s Health & Fitness Day, World Rabies Day
TODAY ON TV!
Primetime TV (All Times Eastern)
CBS – 8:00 – Survivor / 10:00 – The Amazing Race
NBC – 8:00 – Chicago Med / 9:00 – Chicago Fire / 10:00 – Chicago PD
ABC – 8:00 – The Conners / 8:30 – The Goldbergs / 9:00 – Abbott Elementary / 9:30 – Home Economics / 10:00 – Big Sky
FOX – 8:00 – The Masked Singer / 9:00 – LEGO Masters
CW – 8:00 – DC’s Stargirl / 9:00 – World’s Funniest
TV Talk Shows
Jimmy Kimmel: Mila Kunis, Ramy Youssef, Future
Jimmy Fallon: Miles Teller, Idina Menzel, Babyface featuring Baby Tate
Stephen Colbert: Anderson Cooper, Sosie Bacon
Seth Meyers: Timothy Olyphant, Rachel Sennott, Tom Benko
James Corden: Max Greenfield, Jamali Maddix
Watch What Happens Live: Lisa Barlow, Whitney Rose
The Talk: Pre-empted
Live with Kelly and Ryan: Jimmy Kimmel, Mark Cuban
Kelly Clarkson: Rosie O’Donnell, Tyler James Williams, Fitz and the Tantrums
Drew Barrymore: Serena Williams
WHAT ARE YOU TALKIN’ ABOUT? Here are today’s PPM-Friendly Topics!
QUESTION: Don’t ya LOVE SCIENCE?? The newest “study” shows that drinking TWO PINTS OF BEER A DAY help slash you risk of DEMENTIA!!!! It makes your “bud” “wiser!!”
QUESTION: You mean “Oops!” ain’t gonna do it?? Word from the D.A. in New Mexico looks like she may INDICT ALEC BALDWIN in the on-set shooting of Halyna Hutchins!!!!!
QUESTION: Is their patio trying to TELL THEM SOMETHING?? Brazilian women form a circle, start dancing, and a SINKHOLE opens and swallows all of them!! (They’re OK!)
QUESTION: How successful was that NASA mission to hit that asteroid?? According to ELON MUSK, it was like WILL SMITH slapping CHRIS ROCK at the Oscars!!!!!!
QUESTION: Isn’t THIS more like the way we want the world to be? Tik Tok’er meets 100-year-old WWII vet, takes him to Disneyland, and becomes BEST FRIENDS!!!!!!
Tom Hank’s first novel, and his second piece of fiction writing, is due out next year and has been described by its publisher as a “wildly ambitious” story about the making of a film. The novel, called The Making of Another Major Motion Picture Masterpiece, is due out May 9, 2023, and will be published by Penguin Random House. The book is about the movie business and the making of a “colossal, star-studded, multimillion-dollar superhero action film and the humble comic book that inspired it,” per an official synopsis, according to People Magazine. Hanks told People that story was based off his personal experiences. “Every character in the book does something I’ve experienced while making a movie, as well as discovered a philosophy or learned an important lesson. Even the foolish moments are some kind of stunt I’ve pulled or mistake I’ve survived,” he said.
*********He disguises the names of some of the people involved! For example, the superhero is Spooder Man!!!
*****We’re gonna find out that “most of the drama takes place off the screen!!”
****The guessing game begins!! Who REALLY wrote the book???
Buckingham Palace is determined to protect King Charles’ reputation amid Netflix’s “The Crown” that will showcase his bitter marriage and divorce from Princess Diana. Dominic West will play Prince Charles, Elizabeth Debicki will portray Diana, and Olivia Williams is taking on the role of Camilla Parker Bowles, who is now queen consort. Khalid Abdallas portrays Dodi Al-Fayed, who died in the Paris crash with Diana, and Salim Daw plays Mohamed Al-Fayed, Dodi’s father. Imelda Staunton will play Queen Elizabeth II for the first time. The fifth season will span the 1990s when Charles and Diana separated. In a clip, a news bulletin is heard saying: “There’s uproar in Britain after Prince Charles bared his soul to the nation, but the Princess of Wales upstaged her husband speaking about her marriage, her life and her future.” It alludes to Diana’s 1995 interview with “Panorama” where she said famously said “there were three of us in this marriage.” It referred to Charles’ relationship with Camilla. It was also the era when Prince Andrew and his wife Sarah Ferguson called it quits. “It is my understanding that the palace has devised a plan to fight any misinformation or fiction with facts,” Kinsey Schofield, royal expert and host of the “To Di For” podcast, told Fox News Digital. “Expect King Charles and Queen Consort Camilla’s friends to speak out on their behalf. Expect to see a push of any documentaries the pair have participated in to resurface. Expect a flood of King Charles books to hit shelves. There might even be… I can’t believe I’m saying this… fresh interviews with the couple. Something we never saw from the queen.”
******What reputation?? As a deeply disturbed man who had his first wife killed??
********He should take a page from his mother and stay above it all!! But of course, he’s not that smart!!
*******The Royal Motto is, “Never complain, and never explain!!!”
*******This is the best advertising Netflix could ever have!! Score!!
********There will also be a new line of King Charles merchandise, starting with big dumbo ears you can wear!!
A judge has ordered Shakira to stand trial for failing to pay $13.9 million in taxes on income that she earned between 2012 and 2014. Prosecutors will seek an eight-year prison sentence and a stiff fine if they manage to win a conviction. She has denied any wrongdoing. She has insisted that she only lived less than half of the time in Spain during the two-year period. She has rejected a plea agreement with prosecutors that would have spared her a trial. Her public relations firm has said she has already paid all that she owed and an additional 3 million euros — or $2.8 million — in interest. The court based in the town of Esplugues de Llobregat near Barcelona said Shakira will face six counts of tax fraud. The date for the trial has yet to be set.
*********Hey, we just remembered that WE committed tax fraud!! Can we share her cell?? We’ll keep it nice and clean!!
*******It really is time for the “Celebrity Prison” reality show!!
Adam Levine and Maroon 5 revealed that they are kicking off a Las Vegas residency in March 2023. “M5LV • THE RESIDENCY. We’re headed back to Vegas!” read a statement on the band’s Instagram account. While Adam did not share the information to his own Instagram account, he did change his profile picture to the M5LV logo. He has been a member of the band, which currently consists of Jesse Carmichael, James Valentine, Matt Flynn, PJ Morton and Sam Farrar, since 1994. The band is set to perform in Vegas on Oct. 1, with TMZ reporting last week that Levine won’t be answering questions from reporters at the MGM Grand concert. He’s been under scrutiny ever since Sumner Stroh alleged via TikTok on Sept. 19 that she had an affair with Levine, leading to multiple other women posting alleged flirtatious DM exchanges with the guitarist. Levine, who has two daughters with wife Behati Prinsloo and is expecting a third child, denied the affair — but copped to “cross[ing] the line” with his inappropriate social media messages.
**********The fact that there’s no divorce MAY mean that she’s been doing the same stuff!!
********As dad used to say, “It’s all fun until someone gets hurt!!”
******Of course, there are no beautiful women in Vegas, so we’re sure he’ll behave himself!!
Kelly Ripa opened up about the behind-the-scenes details that led to her joining “Live!” in 2001 as Regis Philbin’s cohost. She served as a guest cohost prior to landing a full-time job on the show. Following Kathie Lee Gifford’s exit in July 2000, a search began for a replacement cohost. In her book titled “Live Wire: Long-Winded Short Stories,” released on Tuesday, Ripa said that she noticed “a vibe shift” when she returned to the “Live!” to cohost for the third time. The actress said she was “given a list of reminders” ahead of her appearance. “My agent said they didn’t want me bringing an entourage to the studio,” Ripa, who was pregnant with her second child at the time, wrote. “He said there had been complaints. This confused me as I had only been bringing Richard and Doreen, my hair and makeup team.” Ripa said that afterward, Angela Shapiro, the then-president of ABC daytime, told her that the network wanted to make her an official offer to become the new permanent cohost. Ripa wrote in her book that there was a divide between the network (ABC) and the show’s local affiliate (WABC). The Emmy-winning host said that she told Shapiro she didn’t think the people over at “Live!” including Philbin, liked her. Ripa said that the job offer was accompanied by a warning: “They want to make sure you know who your boss is.” Additionally, Ripa said that her name “had to be smaller than Regis’s name on the ‘Live!’ title card and branding. A game of inches, which speaks for itself. But on that we agreed.” Ripa accepted the job offer and the show was renamed “Live! With Regis and Kelly.”
**********Does she tell the part where she backstabbed him and got him fired??
*****Regis was old, but he wasn’t stupid!!!
*****He asked if she could GAIN weight!!! She was so thin, he couldn’t see her!!!
Ripping The Tabloids (Throughout the week, we’ll give you the stories from that weeks tabs!)
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“The first time I felt truly famous was the day my cell phone was called by two very famous people. One was Oprah Winfrey. One was Magic Johnson.” – John Legend
“Not everything is superhero movies and action films. I’m happy to be a part of them, but there’s some thing else that I yearn for.” – Ana De Armas
“I feel this is the most exciting and creative period of my life.. I’ve never been this joyful!!” – Sharon Stone
“Early on in my career, I had to do a kissing scene with this girl, and the director goes, ‘Not like that.’ And I was like, ‘Dude, that’s my move!! That’s what I do in real life!'” – George Clooney
“If my work makes even a single person feel horny in a confused way, my puny little life will have been worth it.” – Lena Dunham
Red Squirrel Closes Down Bakery
A bakery in Scotland has been closed for two days due to the presence of an unusual burglar — a protected red squirrel. The Greggs bakery in Pitlochry was closed Sunday after a red squirrel was found living in the roof the previous day, and the squirrel was photographed through a window wandering around the closed business. The bakery remained closed Monday after initial attempts to safely extract the squirrel were unsuccessful. The Scottish SPCA confirmed it was contacted about the squirrel Saturday. “As the squirrel was very high up in the rafters, we advised the member of the public to leave an exit for the squirrel in the hope the animal would come down of their own accord,” a representative told the BBC. “Unfortunately, that hasn’t been the case and a member of our animal rescue team is now in the process of trying to gain access to the shop to assess the situation.”
************All of that over a SQUIRREL?? What would they do if an elephant broke in??
********That squirrel is nuts!!
Estate Sale Reveals Expensive Manuscript
A Maine man made the estate sale discovery of a lifetime when he paid $75 for a framed page of Latin script and music notations that turned out to be a 13th-century manuscript worth up to $10,000. Will Sideri said he was at the estate sale in Waterville when he spotted the framed page and it reminded him of something he had seen during a course he took on medieval manuscripts at Colby College. Sideri, who bought the page for $75, showed it to his former professor, Megan Cook. Cook sent photos to a friend and fellow academic, Lisa Fagin Davis, and they both agreed it appeared to be a piece of The Beauvais Missal, a manuscript written in Beauvais, France, in the late 13th century. The Beauvais Missal, part of a prayer book used by a priest for a liturgy, had all of its 309 pages intact when it was sold by newspaper publisher William Randolph Hearst in 1942, but in the ensuing years the pages were separated and sold individually.
***********When they said it was a “Beauvais Missal,” he thought it was a bottle of wine!!
TOPIC: Ever accidentally buy something that turned out to be valuable??
Donkey Kong Building
A New Hampshire apartment building has a fresh look that’s straight out of the iconic arcade game “Donkey Kong.” Manuel Ramirez and Cecilia Ulibarri, co-founders and artists with nonprofit Positive Street Art, helped finish a “Donkey Kong” mural on the back of a building in Concord on Tuesday, the Concord Monitor reported. Artists reportedly spent about 100 hours over a two-week period on the homage to “Donkey Kong.” The five-story mural features Mario wielding a hammer and Princess Pauline waiting for a rescue, with Donkey Kong looming in between. The artists’ nonprofit describes itself as hoping to “inspire a passion for the urban arts in a productive way and to build strong communities” via art, educational workshops and community events. Ramirez and Ulibarri said the “Donkey Kong” mural was one that “excited them more” than previous projects, according to the Concord Monitor. See the pics HERE.
**********That mural is hung… on the side of the building!!
*******It’s on like Donkey Kong!!!
Chess Champ Accused Of “Unusual Cheating”
The world’s top chess player Magnus Carlsen branded US teen prodigy Hans Niemann a cheat amid allegations the fellow grandmaster used vibrating anal beads to win matches. Carlsen said on Monday that his decision to abruptly resign from the prestigious Sinquefield Cup tournament against Niemann after only one move on September 19 was a “professional decision” to preserve chess. In a statement Carlsen wrote: “I know that my actions have frustrated many in the chess community. “I’m frustrated. I want to play chess. I want to continue to play chess at the highest level in the best events. “I believe that cheating in chess is a big deal and an existential threat to the game.” Niemann has continued to deny cheating allegations previously offering to strip naked to show he wasn’t cheating. Arkady Dvorkovich, the president of the International Chess Federation (FIDE), said in a Friday statement that he didn’t agree with Carlsen’s behaviour in withdrawing from the Sinquefield Cup and quitting his match against his opponent. Dvorkovich took aim at the world Carlsen, saying the 31-year-old Norwegian has a “moral responsibility” because he is ‘viewed as a global ambassador of the game. The remotely-controlled sex toy was used to gain an advantage by getting an accomplice to buzz the device to guide him into making better moves.
******He not only won, he had a great time doing it!!
*****Usually the words “chess” and “sex toy” don’t really go together!!
STUFF THAT’S COOL AND VIRAL
VIDEO: KID’S BAND PLAYS A BUNCH OF MEME SONGS.
A LIST FOR WEDNESDAY
Forget Astrology — Here’s What a Person’s Go-To McDonalds Sandwich Order Says About Them
QUARTER POUNDER W CHEESE
Bold and/or brassy and frequently a combination of the two, a Quarter Pounder is loud, proud, and headstrong. The first through the door in the crisis and the last to leave. A Quarter Pounder knows what they love, and they choose to love it as loud as a thousand cannons shooting out over an angry ocean. A Quarter Pounder can be too much for some and not enough for others, forever walking the fine line between acceptance and abandonment. A Quarter Pounder is not for everyone, but all who find themselves in the embrace of one know how it feels to be not just loved, but protected.
DOUBLE QUARTER POUNDER W CHEESE
You love a little luxury in your life: the finest fabrics, blankets that are always the perfect temperature, and a lil treat that’s just for you. You are, as your Quarter Pounder counterpart, loud and proud, but a Double Quarter Pounder also desires to see anyone in their orbit share in the richness of their world. The finest things on this earth or the next are here for the thrill of the ages, and why should we not revel in them? To deny ourselves the pleasures of life runs counter to everything a Double Quarter Pounder holds dear.
A Big Mac is BUSY! Like, so busy. When people ask you how a Big Mac is? Busy. When they ask you how a big Mac feels? Busy. What does a Big Mac want for..BUSY! God, how many times do I have to…sorry. A Big Mac has a lot to do and not enough time to see it all come to fruition. Some might look at a Big Mac and worry they have taken too much on in this life, but what they cannot see is that there is more burden that a Big Mac is willing to carry if asked. A Big Mac, while busy and stressed like…all the time, is also dependable and iconic. A Big Mac will never turn you away when you call their name.
FILET O FISH
Filet O Fishes are stubborn, headstrong, and bullish. The emotional core of a Filet O’ Fish is the heaving waters of an impending wave waiting for the right push to rise to a boastful crescendo. Many will see a Filet as difficult, hard to get into, and harder still to learn to love. But once you come to cross that bridge to the heart of a Filet, you will find there is no turning away from the tangy bite of their love. Filets are acquired, never earned, and a bond that will never break.
While some will say that a Cheeseburger is too simple, an easy decision made by one burdened by indecisiveness, those same people are too quick to write a Cheeseburger off. To be a Cheeseburger is to be so full and rich of the spirit of the natural world that you require nothing more. A cheeseburger never aspires to be something they are not, nor do they shrink away from a challenge. In a world so loud with the brash bellow of the boisterous, a Cheeseburger never needs to tell anyone who they are, as they are so confident in themselves that it is up to the individual to come to appreciate the richness of one so comfortable with never needing to be more than they are in order to be happy.
A dependable icon, a Hamburger is the building block of all that is. Some might be too cavalier to use the words basic bitch, but a Hamburger is anything but. A Hamburger is one who has been here before and seen some shit and honestly is tired of the whole thing. They are of luxury — but the overlooked luxury of necessity. We do not always need all this hustle and bustle, and a Hamburger sees that so clearly. They want the thrill of comfort, and to know comfort in simplicity is to know a bliss that many will overlook in their quest for more than they need.
A McChicken is many things, sometimes spicy, sometimes bland, but always with a quick and crispy bite. A McChicken likes to walk alone but be in sight of the pack, choosing their own path carefully and with much grace. To know a McChicken is to love them, and often you will find a McChicken being spoken about in revered tones. Everyone knows they love a red meat burger, but the adventurous few who walk on parallel lines to their fellows speak of a love greater and truer than anyone has ever known. It is not a path for everyone, mind you, and one has to be mindful to never take a McChicken for granted — or to ask more of them than they are able to give. A McChicken is many things, but they are first and foremost easily overburdened with expectations.
An Egg McMuffin is an early riser, a do-er. They crave action, adventure and are not overly fond of waiting for it to happen. An Egg McMuffin is eager to take the reins themselves and kickstart the next phase of whatever section of life they are embarking upon. While an Egg McMuffin comes in many permutations, the core of their being remains the same. They can be overzealous, rising too early in the day with a fire in their hearts that wears out its welcome when the morning turns to the heat of the middle of the day. An Egg McMuffin can be both adored and a nuisance, two halves of a spinning coin.
A McDouble is not known by everyone. Often, they are that person who people will speak of with an added proviso explaining who they are. A McDouble is someone you are sure you’ve met once before, at that thing that one time in some imperceptible past, but you never think to call on them in the present. A McDouble prefers it that way, to be away from the limelight and to be adored only by those who remember to call on them. They don’t need the heat of the centre stage, preferring the gravitas of the side. A McDouble knows who they are, knows they are not for everyone, and are happy to make a new bond with someone who might love them.
An Angus is intimidating. An Angus is a powerhouse standing in the corner of a room regaling everyone with the stories of where they have been, and even though you know they’re littered with half-truths and verifiable lies, you cannot help but be drawn into their orbit. An Angus is strong, but a little much sometimes, and often too busy. An Angus can open a really hard-to-open jar, and someone once swore every Angus they know can open a beer bottle with their teeth. An Angus is actually quite sweet inside, but to many, the intimidating nature of an Angus is a wall they cannot bring themselves to mount.
You don’t like the narrow path, nor the pathways you see. Chicken Nuggets never crave the immediacy of vibrant pleasure offered by the burgers of the world around them. They seek desire doled out in small portions, sometimes coated in a sweetness unknown to their peers and others still sour and spicy. Chicken Nuggets dislike to be alone, preferring the company of like-minded compatriots with whom they can move through the world with the assured safety of numbers. It is always nice to be perceived by those who share your same traits, and Chicken Nuggets simply prefer the loving embrace of their own kind to the chaotic unknown of what is outside their orbit. Chicken Nuggets are not superior, nor are they worse than anyone else. They are just wholly different in a way that is often a perfect companion to other sandwich types.
A McRib comes around so rarely that they are mythical, like Brigadoon. A McRib is often feared lost entirely, turned to ash and dust and spread to the wind never to become so real you can hold them again. But a McRib just prefers the solitude of slumber and privacy, to stay away when they feel they are not needed. They do not crave the constant battering ram of attention — a McRib chooses their time to appear in public wisely. When they do show their face, a McRib revels in the adoration of the moment, knowing their time in this space is limited. A McRib loves to party, but a McRib also has a voice in the back of their head that says “when no one is looking, let’s get the fuck out of here” and they love that about themselves.
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