Five New Dating Terms Thanks to Coronavirus – HuffPo
3.4% of People Would Use a “Romantic Bribe” to Get Someone to Vote – PRNewswire
Why Starbucks is the No. 1 first date destination in the US – CSMonitor
Man arrested after showering commuters with money from 30th-floor window – MSN
Real or Fake? – A Drunk Woman Got Stuck In A Tree & Then Flat Out Refused To Get Down – FreeBeer&HotWings
More Than Half of People Say Tomorrow Is Going to Be the Most Stressful Day of Their Lives – StudyFinds
The Las Vegas Strip’s First Adults-only Resort Is Set to Reopen This Week – Travel&Leisure
RESTAURANTS These Two Beloved Restaurant Chains Are Closing Up To 115 Locations – EatThis
A Doctor Was Fooled into Buying “Aladdin’s Lamp” Featuring a Fake Genie – BBC
Only 7% of People Want to Keep Changing the Clocks Like We Do Now – YouGov
The new way to travel during the pandemic is “dream tourism.” That’s where you train yourself to DREAM about being on exotic vacations since we all know we’re not going on any actual vacations for a while.
SEAN CONNERY died in his sleep on Halloween morning. He was 90 years old. There’s no official cause of death, but his son said he’d been “unwell for some time.” And yesterday, his wife revealed that he was suffering from dementia in his final years. “It was no life for him. He was not able to express himself [recently].” Connery is most famous for being the first to play James Bond on the big screen. That was “Dr. No” back in 1962. He also starred in the Bond movies “From Russia with Love”, “Goldfinger”, “Thunderball”, “You Only Live Twice”, and “Diamonds Are Forever”. He later played Bond in the 1983 movie “Never Say Never Again”. It was based on the novel “Thunderball”, but was NOT produced by Eon Productions, which has done all 25 movies in the main Bond movie series. Interesting Fact: Connery’s wife suggested the title “Never Say Never Again”, because after making “Diamonds Are Forever”, Sean vowed to never make another Bond movie. But, 12 years later, he agreed to do this one. Connery’s other major movie roles include: “The Man Who Would Be King” (1975), “A Bridge Too Far” (1977), “Highlander” (1986), “The Untouchables” (1987), “Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade” (1989) . . . “The Hunt for the Red October” (1990), “Dragonheart” (1996), “The Rock” (1996), and “Finding Forrester” (2000). He retired from acting in 2006, although he did do a few voice-over roles after that. His role in “The Untouchables” landed him an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor . . . and on a less serious note, “People” magazine voted him both the “Sexiest Man Alive” in 1989 and the “Sexiest Man of the Century” in 1999. One last note: Before he was famous, Connery made ends meet as a NUDE MODEL in his early years. Around that time, he also did some bodybuilding, and competed in a “Mr. Universe” pageant, where he came in third. Connery isn’t the first Bond actor to pass away. ROGER MOORE died of liver cancer three years ago at the age of 89. And DAVID NIVEN, who played Bond in the 1967 satirical spy film “Casino Royale”, died in 1983.
Singer NIKKI MCKIBBIN from “American Idol” passed away yesterday at age 42. Her family says she was taken off life support after suffering a brain aneurysm. She finished third on the very first season of “Idol.” That’s the year Kelly Clarkson won, and Justin Guarini finished second. She’d also struggled with substance abuse, and was on “Celebrity Rehab” in 2008, then the spin-off “Sober House” the following year. She was on the show again in 2014 when her 15-year-old son Tristen auditioned and made it to Hollywood, but got cut.)
LORI LOUGHLIN from “Full House” arrived at the BIG house on Friday to start her two-month jail sentence for the college admissions scandal she got wrapped up in last year. She and her husband cut a deal in May to plead guilty on fraud charges after they paid $500,000 to get their two daughters into the University of Southern California. She got two months in jail, plus two years’ probation. Her husband got five months but hasn’t started his jail sentence yet. She’s in a low-security federal prison just outside San Francisco . . . and it sounds like she WON’T get out early, which means she’ll likely spend Christmas in jail. The only way that won’t happen is if there’s a Covid outbreak at the jail, and her judge grants early release. Which doesn’t sound likely. Lori will be in isolation for the first two weeks, just to make sure she doesn’t bring the virus in with her.
As far as prisons go, it doesn’t sound too bad. But it’s still prison. She’ll be in a jumpsuit, and she’ll also have a job . . . like clerical work, kitchen work, or general cleaning. Wake-up is 5:00 AM, and lights out is 9:00 PM every night. It also has some perks. Like exercise classes, tennis courts, ping pong tables, and one TV that everyone shares. She should get out right before New Year’s
No shock that a horror-thriller movie would top the box office Halloween weekend, but the debut of ‘Come Play’ wasn’t exactly a smash. The film took in $3.2 million over the weekend in just over 2,000 U.S. theaters. The movie did have an 18% jump in ticket sales between Friday and Saturday, but the film’s budget was $9 million. Liam Neeson’s ‘Honest Thief’ came in at no. 2 at the box office, earning $1.4 million in its third week. ‘The War with Grandpa’ came in third at the box office, earning just over a cool million in its fourth week.
BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN has become the first act to have a Top Five album in each of the last SIX decades. That includes his latest album “Letter to You”, which just debuted at #2 on this week’s Billboard 200 albums chart. Here’s how those decades break down:
2020s: “Letter to You”, 2020, debuted at #2.
2010s: “Western Stars”, 2019, peaked at #2
“High Hopes”, 2014, peaked at #1
“Wrecking Ball”, 2012, peaked at #1
2000s: “Working on a Dream”, 2009, peaked at #1
“Magic”, 2007, peaked at #1
“We Shall Overcome: The Seeger Sessions”, 2006, peaked at #3
“Devils & Dust”, 2005, peaked at #1
“The Rising”, 2002, peaked at #1
1990s: “Lucky Town”, 1992, peaked at #3
“Human Touch”, 1992, peaked at #2
1980s: “Tunnel of Love”, 1987, peaked at #1
“Born in the U.S.A.”, 1984, peaked at #1
“Nebraska”, 1982, peaked at #3
“The River”, 1980, peaked at #1
1970s: “Darkness on the Edge of Town”, 1978, peaked at #5
“Born to Run”, 1975, peaked at #3
That’s 17 studio albums in the Top Five, and if you include live and compilation albums, The Boss has had 21 albums crack the Top Five on the Billboard 200.
By the way, “Letter to You” sold 96,000 units in all last week . . . with 18,000 of its sales coming from vinyl sales.
Happy Taylor Swift Day yesterday!! Fans have Tweeted #Tayorisfree starting yesterday. If you recall, last year the rights to the 30-year-old’s first six albums were purchased by Scooter Braun in a huge deal with Scott Borchetta and Big Machine Group. As of today, November 1, Taylor is actually free to re-record her original songs, and has regained control of her back catalogue, and fans were celebrating big on Twitter. Speaking on Good Morning America last year, Taylor revealed she had a plan to re-record her first few albums because of the purchase deal. “My contract says that starting November 2020 — so, next year — I can record albums 1 through 5 all over again — I’m very excited about it,” she shared during her appearance. Her sixth album will have to wait though until 2022, because it was released in 2017. “The whole year felt like a whirlwind and now finally TAYLOR IS FREE,” one fan announced. “We all will be deleting all of her old music from our playlists and apps and will only be streaming Taylor’s art owned by Taylor. That’s it. #TaylorIsFree.” Another added, “I feel like I wanna cry in happiness for Taylor. She deserves more than anything in this world. Today, TAYLOR IS FREE #TaylorIsFree.”
This election is good for the private jet industry. The wealthy are booking private flights back to their hometowns to vote and then get thell out. Big wigs at evoJets say affluent voters have been living in their second homes during the pandemic and they’re booking same-day round-trip flights. Lots of private travel from California to Florida, Colorado to Pennsylvania and Wyoming to Ohio. The folks on those flights told evoJets they’re going home just to cast ballots. Then they’re going back to wherever they are staying. Apparently this didn’t happen during the 2016 election, and seems to be wealthy clients transplanted due to the pandemic.Apparently private air travel is up 100% for flights between Nov. 1-3, compared to last year. A third of the flights are bound for international destinations. Between a polarizing election that could result in riots to ya knw the asteroid coming.
Those of you questioning whether to keep Netflix…As of Sunday, every episode of “Chappelle’s Show” is on the streaming service. It had three seasons of original episodes on Comedy Central from 2003 to 2006.
Also, Dave Chappelle will host SNL this weekend. The last time he hosted was the weekend that Donald Trump became President. During that show, Chappelle took the news head on and wished the former host of Celebrity Apprentice luck, adding, “I’m going to give him a chance, and we, the historically disenfranchised, demand that he give us one too”. He won an Emmy for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series for his appearance.
Lisa Turtle will appear on the new “Saved by the Bell” after all! LARK VOORHIES has been added to the cast, but there’s no word when she’ll show up or how many episodes she’s doing. NBC’s Peacock streaming service says, quote, “When the show picks up with Lisa, she is thriving with a successful career in fashion.” In the years since the original “Saved by the Bell”, Lark made headlines for her strange behavior. She was eventually diagnosed with schizoaffective disorder. The only main cast member from the original who’s still missing is DUSTIN “SCREECH” DIAMOND. It’ll be interesting to see if he ever gets the call. “Saved by the Bell” hits Peacock on November 25th
Wolfgang Van Halen is upset with ‘US Weekly’ after the magazine put his mom Valerie Bertinelli on the cover with the headline “Valerie Bertinelli’s Untold Story: Love, Loss & Staying Strong.” He captioned it with “F*** you and f*** this, US Weekly.” He said it ijust an old interview and mom had not spoken wit them. He said the only truth in the article is that they all loved eddie.
Streaming Concerts – Coming Up this week include…Taking Back Sunday is one of the 14 gah-bah-zillion bands offering a set tomorrow, Election Day for the I Voted Concerts. The show’s free and you can see the full roster at ivotedconcerts.com…Bowling for Soup is offering you a chance to see their full-electric show from last October. Stop by bowlingforsoup.veeps.com November 7th at 3pm to catch the show…Nine Inch Nails’ Trent Reznor will be apart of a “career discussion” panel November 6th at 2pm. Check out his social media platforms…Also check out knotfest.com. Slipknot’s masked crew have done a great job providing concert footage and more on the website. If there’s a massive COVID-19 outbreak in country music a few weeks from now, THIS might be the cause . . .The Country Music Association announced that next month’s CMAs will NOT be virtual . . . they’re gathering everyone “together, safely, in one room, for the first time this year.” They insist that it will be a, quote, “fully safe and physically distant environment” . . . but it’s unclear how they can guarantee that, especially since the coronavirus is still raging throughout the country. In any event, the first round of performers have been announced. Hosts Reba McEntire and Darius Rucker will take the stage together, and Darius will also take the stage with Lady A. Other performers will include: Eric Church, Luke Combs, Florida Georgia Line, Miranda Lambert, Ashley McBryde, Maren Morris, Rascal Flatts, and Thomas Rhett. The CMAs will broadcast live from Nashville’s Music City Center Wednesday, November 11th on ABC.
Nelly is 46.
Fieldy is 51. Korn’s bassist.
David Schwimmer is 54.
k.d. lang is 59.
And today’s BURTON BIRTHDAY OF THE DAY…he is a wrestling and boxing “announcer” Now, before you go shouting this dude’s catchphrase you better be careful because he will sue you immediately. His brother is Bruce who does a similar thing for the UFC. Michael Buffer…the Lets Get Ready To Rumble guy…is 76 years young today.
Today’s birthday girl has been stuffed…and not from eating too much Halloween candy…in 237 fine films including:
- Ass Good As It Gets
- Lex the Impaler vs. Mandingo
- Hot Bods & Tailpipes Volume 5
- My Ass Volume 6
- Whores Outdoors
- The Glaze Craze
- And who could forget…her unforgettable role in….Viva Viagra Volume 1
KELSEY HEART is 46 YEARS OLD
Yadier Molina and Adam Wainwright have spent 32 combined seasons with the Cardinals, but both veterans could be playing elsewhere in 2021 as they enter free agency this offseason. Molina and Wainwright “have already been approached by other teams” but prefer to return to the Cardinals. The Cardinals declined Kolten Wong’s $12.5 million player option, which potentially foreshadows a long winter. The Los Angeles Angels have reached out to Wong. Wong and his representatives said they have “already heard from many clubs.”
Yesterday Drew Brees overtook Tom Brady for the all-time leader in the touchdown passes in the NFL. This is a record that will continuously change between the two players until one of them retires. The Saints ended up beating the Bears in OT.
Last nights SNF game between the Eagles and Cowboys had a rookie QB starting for Dallas. Ben Denucci, who is not a mobster, got the start. And, he sucked. And so did the Cowboys. Even after Carson Wentz turned the ball of 4 times, the Eagles still got the 23-9 win. Here’s how the rest of our picks panned out….((NFL PICKS))
Two players from the Arizona Cardinals tested positive for COVID-19. The Cardinals had a bye in Week 8. Arizona’s team facility was closed Sunday and underwent a “deep cleaning.” Plans to practice Monday are unchanged. Arizona’s situation still remains fluid and could change pending further testing. Arizona may have to conduct remote meetings and be masked during practice based on the league’s COVID-19 health and safety protocols.
As expected, Giancarlo Stanton has officially opted into the final seven years of his contract with the New York Yankees. Stanton will earn $218 million through the 2027 season. He originally signed the largest contract in Major League Baseball history when the Marlins gave him a 13-year, $325 million deal in November 2014. The Yankees acquired the 30-year-old in December 2017, one month after being named National League MVP.
Despite having his $25 million contract option for 2021 declined by the Chicago Cubs on Friday, pitcher Jon Lester has been making it rain this weekend. On Thursday, Lester tweeted that he would buy each patron at four Chicago bars from Friday through Sunday a Miller Lite to show his appreciation for the support of Cubs fans. On Sunday, Lester provided an update, noting that he had bought a total of 3,466 beers at a cost of $25,637.90. The 36-year-old Lester has spent the past six seasons with the Cubs.
The Mizzou Tigers went into Florida to take on the 10th ranked Gators and for a minute looked to hang. Then after a fight near halftime, it was pretty much over as the Gators picked up the 41-17 win. Up next for Mizzou is a game in Columbia against the 5th ranked Georgia Bulldogs NEXT Saturday. The Tigers have a bye this weekend.
Chase Elliott claimed victory in the Xfinity 500 at Martinsville Speedway. He held off Ryan Blaney, Joey Logano, Brad Keselowski and Kurt Busch. Logano, Keselowski and Denny Hamlin join Elliott in the championship round following Sunday’s race. With the win, Elliott eliminated Kevin Harvick. Harvick’s desperation to stay in the top four was evident when he seemed to intentionally wreck Kyle Busch on the final lap to gain one more spot in the leaderboard. The strategy backfired as he spun into the inside wall. He was the favorite to win the championship most of the year. After being mysterious after his fourth-round TKO defeat at the hands of Uriah Hall on Saturday, Anderson Silva appeared to remove any doubt about the fate of his UFC career. “Good morning, my people. Today is a different day for a simple reason, say goodbye to an entire life dedicated to my sport,” Silva said in a statement on Instagram “Yesterday was so special, I went there to do what I love. I didn’t imagine I would be as happy as I am now. Even in defeat, I’m feeling at peace.”