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Police: Man, 26, Busted For Battery After Domestic Pumpkin Attack – TheSmokingGun

Amber Alert canceled for 2 babies inside a stolen SUV, suspect on the loose – Fox2Now

​Back to the Future Day – October 21, 2020 – NationalToday

Wanna Feel Skinny? Weigh Yourself on a Friday Morning – Healthline

We’re Better at Remembering Where Junk Food Is Stored Than Healthy Food – EurekAlert

Lowe’s Will Deliver Your Christmas Tree for Free This Year – CNN

dominatrix took a guy on a leash into a fancy grocery store in Los Angeles on Saturday.  They were both wearing masks:  She had a standard medical face mask, he was wearing a dog mask with a chain attached.

Oregon hospitals are now allowing parents to wear clear, plastic facemasks when they visit newborns in intensive care.  They did it so the babies can see their full face, not just their eyes.  Research shows it’s important for early development and bonding.

A timeshare company has come up with maybe the safest possible way to have Thanksgiving with your family.  You book a 15-night trip where everyone quarantines for two weeks in their own suite . . . then on the last night, you have Thanksgiving dinner.

Hotels.com is offering someone the chance to rent “Friendsgiving Island” to help your crew keep your distance from other people the week before Thanksgiving.  It’s a three-bedroom house on a private island off the coast of Florida and it’s $300 per night.

A paleontology conference that moved online because of coronavirus ran into trouble this week when the chat filter kept banning something it believed was an inappropriate word . . . “bone.”

The CEO of United Airlines says he doesn’t expect the airline business to get back to normal until 2024.

Rawlings Enters Into Definitive Agreement to Acquire Easton Diamond Sports – PRNewswire

The high-pitched lead vocalist of the ’80s band The Outfield, Tony Lewis, died on Monday.  He was only 62.  He and the band were from England and scored a top 10 hit with “Your Love” in 1986.  Here’s a montage of some of their best songs.  (There was no mention of cause of death.  He’s the second in the trio to die.  John Spinks died from liver cancer at 60.  The band was originally called The Baseball Boys.)

Spencer Davis of the Spencer Davis Group died of pneumonia.  He was 81.  (Here’s a montage of his best songs, including “Gimme Some Lovin'”, sung by an 18-year-old Steve Winwood.  That song was featured in many movies, as recent as 2016’s “Sing”, “Iron Eagle”, “Days of Thunder”, “The Big Chill”, “Good Morning, Vietnam”, and several more.  It was a #7 hit in 1966, and ranked #247 on Rolling Stone magazine’s list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.

A memorial honoring legendary VAN HALEN guitarist Eddie Van Halen will be considered by the City Council in Pasadena, California, where the band was formed about 50 years ago. nearly five decades ago.  More than $5,000 was raised on GoFundMe to put toward getting a street or alley named fort Eddie who died on October 6 after a long battle with cancer.

EDDIE VAN HALEN’s last-ever show with the band is now available on YouTube. It was from a show in October of 2015 at the Hollywood Bowl. The tour was their third since reuniting with frontman David Lee Roth in 2007.

  1. Light Up The Sky
  2. Runnin’ With The Devil
  3. Romeo Delight
  4. Everybody Wants Some!!
  5. Drop Dead Legs
  6. Feel Your Love Tonight
  7. Somebody Get Me A Doctor
  8. She’s The Woman
  9. I’ll Wait
  10. Little Guitars
  11. Dance The Night Away
  12. Beautiful Girls
  13. Women In Love…
  14. Hot For Teacher
  15. Dirty Movies
  16. Ice Cream Man (John Brim cover)
  17. Unchained
  18. Ain’t Talkin’ ‘Bout Love
  19. You Really Got Me (The Kinks cover)
  20. Panama
  21. Jump

NICOLAS CAGE seems a little skiddish with money right?  A quick perusal of the google internets tells me this: He bought himself a gulfstream jet to travel the world in. He bought not one, but two Bahamian islands. He owned nine Rolls Royce cars, as well as an assortment of other vehicles, including Ferraris, Lamborghinis and Bentleys. At one point, he was reportedly buying one luxury vehicle a month and had even employed a full-time mechanic to service them. He bought two castles and never spent a night in either. He owned two yachts. In one of his homes he has a handful of purebred dogs, rare birds and lizards and two albino King Cobras, as well as “an antidote serum on the wall, so that if you got bit by a snake you could save yourself.”  He shelled out $276,000 for a dinosaur skull. He bought himself a pyramid-shaped tomb in a New Orleans graveyard. When he dies, this is where he wants his body put. He has an array of “shrunken heads” in his home. No one is sure whether they are actual human heads or if they belonged to animals. But Mr Cage sat down with MARILYN MANSON for “Interview” magazine, and said that while he lives in Las Vegas, he hasn’t gambled in 30 YEARS. There’s a reason for that . . . and it’s very Nicolas Cage.  He said, quote, “I was in the Bahamas, and I walked into a casino, and felt like I had my mojo with me, like nothing could go wrong.  My game was roulette.\”I went in with $200, and I didn’t miss a number, so much so that even the lady spinning the wheel said, ‘Nothing sweeter than a repeater.’  “In 20 minutes, I turned $200 into $20,000, so I went and found an orphanage in the Bahamas, met all the kids and the headmistress, and said, ‘This is for you.'” “I put the 20 grand in her hand, walked away, and never gambled again, because if I did, it would ruin the power of that moment.”

He added, quote, “[That story is] true.  And you can’t live in Vegas if you’re a gambler.  I’ve seen it destroy people.  Of all the addictions, I think it might be the worst.”

  By the way, Nic will be doing his first regular TV role soon, when he plays “Joe Exotic” in an upcoming “Tiger King” show.

It’s October 21st, also known as “Back to the Future” Day.  In case you don’t know what that means, it’s the day in the future that Doc and Marty McFly travel to in “Back to the Future 2”.  (It was 2015, but movie fans continue to celebrate each year

Can you imagine Ben Stiller as Marty McFly in “Back to the Future”?   He auditioned for the role, and his audition, plus other celebrities you’ll recognize are included in the “Back to the Future: Ultimate Trilogy”, on sale today for “Back to the Future” Day.  Here’s Ben’s audition

‘The Mandalorian’ Drops A New Season Two Trailer ahead of ‘Star Wars: The Mandalorian’ second season premiere October 30th. This trailer shows the Mandalorian (Pedro Pascal) teaming up again with characters Cara Dune and Greef Karga on a quest to find a home for “the child” – ya know, “baby Yoda.”

Charlie Brown Holiday Specials Will Now Only Be on Apple TV Plus… A Charlie Brown Christmas, Charlie Brown Thanksgiving, and It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown! Apple TV+ has become  the home for “all things Peanuts,” which includes new original series and specials. The second season of Snoopy in Space will be part of the new Peanuts content coming to Apple TV+ alongside  brand-new specials about Mother’s Day, Earth Day, New Year’s Eve, and Back to School.” Also, a new Peanuts 70th anniversary documentary. Forthose who are not subscribed to Apple TV+, they will be free to all who use the app for a short time.

Disney+ is developing a show based on the 1988 movie “Willow”, which is a fantasy CLASSIC.  WARWICK DAVIS will be back in his role as Willow.  He was 18 when the first movie came out . . . and he’s 50 now. Warwick said, quote, “Many have told me [‘Willow’] influenced how they view heroism in our own world.  If Willow Ufgood can represent the heroic potential in all of us, then he is a character I am extremely honored to reprise.” There’s no word if anyone else is returning.  It’s unlikely VAL KILMER will be back, at least in a significant role, due to his battle with throat cancer.  But “Willow” director RON HOWARD is onboard as an executive producer.

Someone is FINALLY filling the void that MTV left when it forgot what the “M” stood for, and ditched the music videos for pregnant teens and STD-riddled beachgoers. Yesterday, Apple launched Apple Music TV, a 24-hour livestream of videos. And it’s FREE on the Apple Music and Apple TV apps. Apple says its Music TV offers, quote, “exclusive new music videos and premieres, special curated music video blocks, and live shows and events as well as chart countdowns and guests.”

Jamie Foxx is starring in and executive producing the Netflix vampire comedy “Day Shift,” with JJ Perry making his directorial debut. Foxx will portray a hard working, blue collar dad who wants to provide a good life for his quick-witted 8-year-old daughter, but his mundane San Fernando Valley pool cleaning job is a front for his real source of income — hunting and killing vampires. A few guys from the John Wisk series are involved in writing and producing as well. The script is written by Tyler Tice with current revisions by Shay Hatten (“John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum”).

The third season premiere of “My Next Guest Needs No Introduction with David Letterman” on Netflix., Kim Kardashian West, Robert Downey Jr., Dave Chappelle and Lizzo are his guest.

Fyre Fest’s Billy McFarland is podcasting from prison. The organizer of one of the most infamous fake music festivals will tell his side of the disaster in a six-part podcast called “Dumpster Fyre.” McFarland was interviewed over the phone for the content. Here is a trailer that tells us nothing really. He said, ” “I’m not going to hide behind my mistakes; I’m going to share everything that happened. When I think about the mistakes that were made and what happened, there’s no way that I can describe it but just, ‘What the f*** was I thinking?” The podcast was scheduled to start sometime on Tuesday. 

What’s next for 2020?  Apparently, it’s ALIENS and Miley Cyrus covering Metallica. . Demi posted on Instagram recently that she spent a few days in Joshua Tree with some experts on extraterrestrials and, like, she totally SAW STUFF.  She even included video and pictorial “proof” of alien life. And then there’s Miley . . . who got “chased by some sort of UFO” while driving through San Bernardino with a friend.  She said, quote, “I’m pretty sure about what I saw, but I’d also bought weed wax from a guy in a van in front of a taco shop, so it could have been the weed wax. “But the best way to describe it is a flying snowplow.  It had this big plow in the front of it and was glowing yellow. I did see it flying, and my friend saw it, too. “There were a couple of other cars on the road and they also stopped to look, so I think what I saw was real . . . I was shaken for, like, five days.  It [effed] me up . . . I couldn’t really look at the sky the same.  I thought they might come back.” Miley didn’t just see the ship, though.  She also saw a “being” sitting inside.  Quote, “It looked at me and we made eye contact, and I think that’s what really shook me, looking into the eyes of something that I couldn’t quite wrap my head around.” Speaking of things you can’t quite wrap your head around, Miley is also working on a METALLICA covers album.  For real. Cyrus has covered Metallica before, performing “Nothing Else Matters” at 2019’s Glastonbury Festival. Before Glastonbury, Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich said “he was “stunned by” Cyrus’ performance at the ‘I Am The Highway: A Tribute to Chris Cornell’ concert.  He called her performance of Temple of The Dog’s “Say Hello 2 Heaven” “next level.”

It seems like you can’t do drama anymore without a good plot twist.  They’re all over our movies and TV shows these days.  So a website called The Ringer ranked the 50 best.  Obviously these are all SPOILERS.

 Here’s the Top 10:

1.  “The Empire Strikes Back”:  Darth Vader is Luke’s dad.

2.  “Game of Thrones”:  The Red Wedding.

3.  “The Sixth Sense”:  Bruce Willis was dead the whole time.

4.  “The Usual Suspects”:  Verbal Kint is Keyser Soze.

5.  “Fight Club”:  Tyler Durden is a figment of the narrator’s imagination.

6.  “The Good Place”:  It’s actually the BAD place.

7.  “Parasite”:  The Kim family starts in one basement, and ends up in another.

8.  “Chinatown”:  Katherine is Evelyn’s sister AND her daughter.

9.  “Psycho”:  Mrs. Bates is actually Norman.

10.  “Lost”:  The Season 3 finale “Flash Forward” reveal.

The “Fast & Furious” movies have been a major attraction at the box office for almost 20 years . . . but it’s coming to an end . . . eventually. “Variety” says Universal is ending the franchise after two more movies, the 10th and the 11th.  But there will actually be THREE more . . . because the ninth movie, “F9”, has been delayed by the COVID-19 pandemic, which is scheduled to come out on May 28th of next year. There are no other details on the 10th and 11th movies. This may be crushing news to “Fast & Furious” super-fans, but this is only for the core series.  The “Fast & Furious” cinematic universe will continue through spin-offs, and there are already some in the works.

We all know reality TV producers use a ton of tricks to guide their shows in certain directions . . . but this one seems particularly underhanded: The producers of “The Bachelor” and “The Bachelorette” use the women’s PERIODS against them. A former producer says they like to interview the women during that time of the month to increase the drama.  Quote, “So a girl’s now crying mid-interview about nothing, or being reactionary to things that are super small. “It helped the producers, because now you’ve got someone who is emotional, and all you want is emotion.” Menstruation can also make a woman more open to suggestion . . . quote, “If a girl’s feeling the butterflies for a guy already, when she gets into that state, her feelings just become more powerful, so she’s probably more willing to tell that guy she loves him. “And maybe one of the producers knew she was in that emotional state and was like, ‘You know what? Now’s a better time than ever.  You should do it, you should do it, you should do it!'” 

Baseball’s best team during the pandemic-shortened season showed off its many talents in the first World Series game played at a neutral site, beating the Tampa Bay Rays 8-3 Tuesday night. With the seats mostly empty, Kershaw dominated for six innings, Bellinger and Betts homered and the Dodgers chased a wild Tyler Glasnow in the fifth inning and coasted home in the opener. A crowd limited by the coronavirus to 11,388 at Globe Life Field, the new $1.2 billion home of the Texas Rangers, marked the smallest for baseball’s top event in 111 years. Los Angeles hopes to go home with a title that has eluded the Dodgers since 1988 but tried to guard against focusing ahead.

 TOM BRADY has been MILDLY SUCCESSFUL in the NFL, and Boston had a great run with their other sports teams while Tom was in town.  And now, the Tampa Bay Rays are in the World Series.  So, is Brady good luck?

Someone tried to find out, by looking at how successful the sports teams were in every city that Brady has lived.  The results are very interesting . . . and maybe a little spooky.

When Tom was growing up in the Bay Area from 1977 to 1994, the San Francisco 49ers drafted Joe Montana and won five Super Bowls.  The Oakland Raiders won one, and the Oakland A’s won a World Series.

When Tom was at the University of Michigan from 1995 to 1999, the Detroit Red Wings won three Stanley Cups and Brady’s Michigan Wolverines won the National Championship.  But not much happened for the Lions or the Tigers.  (They’re also counting the Red Wings’ 2001-2002 season, and Brady had already won a Super Bowl in New England by then.)

Then from 2001 to 2019, the Patriots won six Super Bowls, the Red Sox won four World Series, the Celtics won an NBA championship, and the Bruins won a Stanley Cup.

And in the past year, in addition to the Tampa Bay Rays making the World Series, the Tampa Bay Lightning won the Stanley Cup.  (Here’s the chart.)

So, maybe he’s a good luck charm?  (Speaking of Tom, he narrated a piece to open the “World Series” last night.  Here’s an edited clip of that.) LISTEN TO THIS CHEESY PIANO DRAMA ABOUT BASEBALL FROM TOM BRADY

Tom Brady weighed in on what team he is cheering for in the World Series. While the six-time winning Super Bowl QB has Golden State roots, his home is currently in the Sunshine State. Remember, Brady knows his baseball, too, as he played well enough to be drafted by the Montreal Expos as a catcher.

And that seems to make the decision easy:

A victory in the World Series would be a twin-win for Tampa Bay, which already has the Stanley Cup with the Lightning, or Los Angeles, which recently collected the NBA Championship with the Lakers.

Nine-time All-Star catcher Yadier Molina is 38 years old, but reportedly hoping to secure a multi-year contract this winter. An MLB Insider says that Molina, an impending free agent, hopes to land a two-year pact this offseason: This is what he said “ “A little bit of news here…his agent, Melvin Roman, told me that he [Molina] would like to get a two-year deal and play it out until he’s 40. He’s 38 now.” 

Whether he’s going to receive two guaranteed years this offseason may be another story. Perhaps the Cardinals will be willing to make that commitment to a franchise icon. However, it wouldn’t be unreasonable for the team to have reservations about committing multiple years to a catcher who will celebrate his 39th birthday during the 2021 season.

Prior to the start of the pandemic-shortened 2020 season, though, Molina more than left open the option of playing for another team if that’s where his journey takes him. Molina himself has said this:

“I previously said that if it wasn’t with St. Louis, that I would go home. If we were unable to come to an extension agreement, that I would retire. But the situation with this pandemic has changed everything. Right now, I’m thinking of playing two more years,” Molina said to ESPN’s Marly Rivera.

“Obviously, St. Louis is my first option. But if they don’t sign me, then I’m willing to go into free agency. This situation has changed my mentality, and all I want to do is play.” Tokyo Olympics organisers wrapped up three days of tests on Wednesday, trialling a number of security and COVID-19 countermeasures and asking supporters and officials to pack less to wait less when entering venues during the Games. During the tests at Tokyo Big Sight, a convention centre that will host media during the postponed Games next year, organisers assessed various technologies to monitor body temperatures of spectators. As seen at other sporting events during the global pandemic, thermology cameras and non-contact infrared thermometers were used but organisers also tested the use of ‘thermometer strips’. The strips, which were pasted onto the wrists of volunteers being used in the trial, contain heat-sensitive liquid crystals and can immediately detect if the wearer has a fever. Another key element of the field test was checking how smoothly spectators can pass through the inspection area while other measures, such as social distancing in queues, are being enforced. Volunteers presented security personnel with more than 40 different scenarios, including forgetting to wear a mask and trying to bring an aerosol can through security, to test their readiness for the Games