Half of People Have Already Started Their Christmas Shopping – People
A Guy Dies From Eating What Doesn’t Seem Like That Much Black Licorice – NBCBoston
A guy in India needed surgery after he somehow swallowed his toothbrush while he was brushing. (Full Story)
New York’s Transportation Authority is now officially passing a rule to ban pooping on subways and busses. That wasn’t a rule before? (Full Story)
Drinking to the point of passing out increases dementia risk – UPI
Missouri governor, opponent of mandatory masks, has COVID-19 – APNews
McDonald’s stopped serving all-day breakfast during the pandemic . . . and it may be gone for good. A lot of the stores say not serving all-day breakfast makes them more efficient.
Distance learning has been bad news for kids who are class clowns . . . so here’s their latest stunt. There’s a ridiculous new TikTok trend where students pretend to get kidnapped during their school Zooms to see how people react.
The Times Square New Year’s Eve ball drop will be virtual this year. The organizers announced yesterday that it’s going to be done completely online . . . and there will be barricades set up in the area to keep people out.
The Ellen DeGeneres Show got its highest ratings for a season premiere since 2016 this week, thanks to the host’s highly anticipated apology monologue. Ellen “ranked #1 in a lucrative ad demo: adults aged 25 to 54,” the outlet notes, “with a 0.9 rating, an increase from last year’s 0.8.” Ellen was #1 this week among 18-to-34-year-old female viewers. The question is will people continue to watch this season, or if they just tuned in for the premiere to see how DeGeneres would address her summer of mean-girl and toxic-workplace scandal.
Remember Tarek and Christina the couple from Flip or Flop? Big huge buy a house renovate and resell it show. They are both hot and have kids and a big show. They get divorced. The show goes on. Christina gets HER own show “Christina on the Coast” gets remarried and has a 1 year old son with new husband Ant Anstead. She has all that and now a soon to be EX husband. She announced it on Friday on Instagram. They just grew apart apparently. Nothing grievous supposedly. They have been married less than 2 years.
Disney is now pushing Black Widow and West Side Story to next year because of covid. Black Widow was scheduled for Nov. 6. It will now open on May 7, 2021. Steven Spielberg’s West Side Story is being delayed almost an entire year, and is moving from this Dec. 18 to Dec. 10, 2021. A bit of good news for theater owners: Pixar’s Soul is sticking to its Nov. 20, 2020 theatrical release date. (Jamie Fozz and Tina Fey do voice work…Joe is a middle-school band teacher whose life hasn’t quite gone the way he expected. His true passion is jazz — and he’s good. But when he travels to another realm to help someone find their passion, he soon discovers what it means to have soul).Theaters in some top markets are not even open yet in the U.S., and there is growing concern about a second wave of COVID-19 cases this fall and winter, both domestically and abroad. BTW, Marvel’s The Eternals is moving to Nov. 5, 2021.
The Evil Knievel estate is suing Disney & Pixar over their Toy Story 4 “Duke Caboom,” The estate, claims the character is a blatant ripoff of Knievel. The company also says that Disney ripped off the Evel Knievel Stunt Cycle toy. They also say that Disney told the cast to specifically avoid mentioning names that might be trademarked. They wants damages awarded to them and is also seeking a portion of the film’s profits. Kelly Knievel, Evel’s son, also spokesmen, spoke out about the lawsuit. “Evel Knievel did not thrill millions around the world, break his bones and spill his blood just so Disney could make a bunch of money,” Kelly said.
John Cena’s character from Suicide Squad 2 has been signed up for a spinoff mini-series on HBO Max before the movie is even released. Cena will play Peacemaker, a “douchey Captain America,” according director, James Gunn. Gunn will write and partially direct eight episodes. The vigilante character is said to “love peace so much he’d kill for it.” Gunn views the show as an “opportunity to delve into current world issues through the lens of this superhero/supervillain/and world’s biggest douchebag,” he said in a statement. Suicide Squad 2 is supposed to hit theaters on August 26, 2021; there’s not yet a release date for the HBO Max series.
According to Deadline I can continue my streak of NOT watching Bob’s Burgers and Family Guy for at least another 2 years. Fox Entertainment made the announcement. Bob’s Burgers started in 2011 and Family Guy did so in 1999.
Richard Patrick is the frontman to Filter (Hey Man Nice Shot, Take a Picture) has a bit of a history with Trent Reznor of NIN. He was his touring guitarist. He was both inspired and frustrated with Trent over the years. But the breaking point was when he had some career advice for Richard. (AUDIO) so he said he was taking his ball and going home (AUDIO) He said they are cool now and chat regularly.
Bowling injuries that come to mind right away are dropping the ball on your toe or expired meat on that chili dog from the snack counter. Not this. “Cake Boss” star BUDDY VALASTRO has a bowling alley in his New Jersey home, and they were enjoying a game the other night when their pinsetter malfunctioned. Buddy reached in to dislodge a pin, and got all messed up. His rep says, quote, “his right hand became lodged and compressed inside the unit. “Unable to remove his hand, he can see a [one-and-a-half-inch] metal rod slowly and repeatedly impale his hand three times between his ring finger and middle finger.” Buddy’s sons actually had to cut through the metal rod with a reciprocating saw to set him free. Buddy had two surgeries, and he’s home from the hospital, but his rep says he’ll need, quote, “prolonged recovery and therapy.”
Get ready to be disgusted in another way…MICHAEL JACKSON’s cousin Marsha says she has the last Propofol IV drip that Michael used . . . one that he had in his arm on his death bed. And she is either A) selling it to cash in or 2) all of the above…Marsha says she went to the place Michael was staying shortly after his death . . . went to his bedroom . . . and saw the IV, which had some “white, milk-like fluid” in it. That stuff has since “dissolved,” but there IS some dried blood in it as well. When she saw the blood, she immediately grabbed it and put it in her purse, because she knew it would have his DNA. (AUDIO) She has it up for auction, and she’s hoping to get at least $2,500. It’s part of a bigger auction of pieces from the estate of Michael’s father Joe Jackson. He died in 2018. By the way, even though Marsha seems to think it was the final IV that Michael used, it probably wasn’t. LAPD detectives removed medical equipment from the crime scene hours after Michael passed away . . . before Marsha showed up. The listing on the auction site even says, quote, “This IV probably was not the one that was used to administer that [final lethal] dose, however, it could more than likely have been used during his many treatments with Propofol.”
TOM HANKS made a lot of money from “Forrest Gump” . . . but that’s because he had to PAY for some of it. Tom says that he and director ROBERT ZEMECKIS covered the cost of some scenes that the studio didn’t want to pay for. One of them was the part where Forrest runs across the country. (AUDIO) Paramount said it was too expensive to film, but Tom and Robert really wanted it. There was another, unspecified scene where Paramount didn’t want to spring for the insurance, so they stepped up again. In return for putting their own money in, Hanks and Zemeckis asked Paramount to give them a bigger share of the profits. And because of that, Tom ended up making $65 million off “Forrest Gump” in 1994
HALL & OATES have a lot of hits, but they’re celebrating one BILLION streams of one of their more random songs: “You Make My Dreams“. (AUDIO) It wasn’t even initially planned as a single. John Oates says, quote, “It’s amazing, right? What really gets me about this is when the song was released in 1981, it wasn’t a massive #1 hit . . . we couldn’t have predicted the impact it would have. “It’s become this anthemic feel-good thing. A lot of it started with its use in the movie ‘500 Days of Summer’. From there on, it took on this life of its own.”
Ranker.com has a list of “weird celebrity facts that are 100% true,” and they did a decent job with it . . . because most of them are not widely known and ARE fairly weird. Here are some highlights:
1. Sex therapist Dr. Ruth is a trained sniper. She was a sniper in the Israeli army during the early formation of the state. Apparently, she was an excellent shot.
2. “Inside the Actor’s Studio” host James Lipton used to be a pimp. He managed a bunch of sex workers in Paris in the early ’50s.
3. Simon Cowell polished Jack Nicholson’s axe on “The Shining”. He had a gig as a runner on the set . . . and he buffed the axe for the “Here’s Johnny” scene.
4. When Christopher Walken was 16, he worked as an assistant lion tamer at a circus. He’s said his favorite lion was Sheba, and she was “very sweet.”
5. Martin Luther King, Jr. was a huge “Star Trek” fan and he loved Nichelle Nichols’ role as Lt. Uhura. In 1966, she wanted to quit the show to pursue a career on Broadway, but MLK convinced her to stay on it.
6. Elvis Presley was actually a natural blond. He admitted to coloring his hair with black shoe polish in his early days to get his signature look.
7. Chris Kirkpatrick didn’t cut it as a Backstreet Boy . . . so ‘N Sync later snapped him up. Chris auditioned to be the “edgy” one in the Backstreet Boys, but that spot went to AJ McLean.
8. Steve Buscemi used to be a firefighter. He worked in New York City’s “Little Italy” for four years beginning in 1980. During 9/11, he got back into his gear and assisted the FDNY on the ground.
9. Katy Perry collects locks of hair from other celebrities. She ties little bows on them and tucks them away in her purse. She talked about this back in 2013, no clue if she still does it
10. Madonna uses a $600 face mask . . . on her butt. Her skincare line includes a $600 clay mask, and she says she uses it on her backside. When asked WHY, she said, quote, “Don’t you want soft skin on your butt?”
The metal band Anthrax have launched “Stop Spreading the Disease” hand sanitizer, in a nod to the 35th anniversary of their second album, 1985’s Spreading the Disease. Drummer Charlie Benante broke the news in an Instagram post in which he was holding a bottle and wrote it was “coming soon,” along with the hashtags #stayhealthy and #clean. Anthrax also recently released bourbon whiskey, so they have no shortage of unique fan offerings.
Elton John has a new boxed set full of rarities and unreleased songs coming called Elton: Jewel Box. Along with the announcement, he also shared an unreleased song, “Sing Me No Sad Songs,” with lyrics that actually foreshadow two of his big future hits: “Sad Songs” and “Don’t Go Breaking My Heart.” Elton: Jewel Box is due November 13.(AUDIO)Prince’s estate released a previously-unheard song called “I Need a Man”. Back in the day, he offered it to Bonnie Raitt.
Rapper Token is 22
Stephanie McMahon is 44. The WWE’s Billion-Dollar Princess
Kevin Sorbo is 62. “Hercules”
Some celebs that WOULD be celebrating birthdays if they were still with us. Jim Henson would have been 84 and Phil Hartman would have been 72.
Today’s BURTON BIRTHDAY OF THE DAY…he is a NFL Hall of Famer…but in all reality…he is most famous for the Coke commercial that aired in which he threw his jersey to a kid that offered him a coke. Mean Joe Greene is 74 years young today.
Today’s birthday girl was a porno legend and she had a specialty…she seems to have not liked to go into business through the front door..and proved that in 461 fine films including:
- Adventures of Mammary Man and The Jugg Woman
- Big Black Boobies
- Bumpin Boo’s Volume 2
- Flat Backin
- Too Much Junk In Da Trunk
- She’s Got a Real Big Afro
- Tig Ol Bitties
- And who could forget…her unforgettable role in….She’s The Whore With Boobs Galore
LOLA LANE IS 49 YEARS OLD
The Cardinals are making things interesting in their final stretch of the season. Last night, a struggling Carlos Martinez looked to bounce back from some rough starts. That – didn’t happen. He gave up 8 runs on the way to a 12-3 loss to the Royals. Tonight the Cards start their final series of the season with the Brewers. K.K gets the start for the Cards. First pitch is scheduled for 7:15PM.
In the NL, the Cubs, Braves, Dodgers, and Padres have all clinched. Over in the East, the Rays, Yankees, Twins, White Sox, Indians, and As have clinched.
The Tampa Bay Lightning defeated the Dallas Stars 5-2 in Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Final to take a 2-1 lead. Lightning center Steven Stamkos, who had not played since Feb. 25 due to injury, scored a goal despite taking the ice for just 2:47. Tampa Bay led 2-1 after one period before scoring three unanswered second-period goals. The Lightning have won two straight and game 4 is Saturday at 7PM.
Thursday night football happens tonight from Jacksonville. The Jags will take on the Dolphins tonight. It’s the mustache (Minshew) vs the beard (Fitzpatrick). The Jags are currently 1-1 and the Dolphins are 0-2. Kick off tonight is scheduled for 7:20..make your picks at 1057thepoint.com/picks.
The NFL and NFL Players Association will reportedly examine the turf at MetLife Stadium in the wake of several 49ers players suffering injuries during their Week 2 win over the Jets. Officials from the league and NFLPA will inspect the turf today. San Francisco earned its first win of the season by defeating the Jets, but there wasn’t much celebrating going on because of what happened during the game. In the first quarter alone, Jimmy Garoppolo suffered a high ankle sprain, and Nick Bosa and Solomon Thomas suffered season-ending ACL injuries on consecutive plays in the first quarter.
Justin Herbert will start at quarterback for the Chargers against the Panthers. Taylor could be out indefinitely with a punctured lung he suffered at the hands of the team doctor. Taylor was held out of a Week 2 overtime loss to the Chiefs on Sunday after experiencing chest pains during warm-ups. He was taken to a hospital, and first-round pick Justin Herbert made his debut. Herbert completed 33 passes for 311 yards and one touchdown with one interception.
The Miami Heat with some help from rookie Tyler Herro got the win in game as they finished 112-109. Herro scored 37 points in the win. Miami Currently leads that series 3 games to 1. Tonight, the Nuggets and Lakers play game 4. Currently LA is up 2 games to 1 after a Nuggets win in game 3. Tip off is scheduled for 8PM.
Vanessa Bryant is suing the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department due to the deputies that took and in at least one case shared “unauthorized” photos of the aftermath of the helicopter crash that killed her husband and daughter. The lawsuit claims one of the incidents includes a deputy who was allegedly seen in a bar sharing photos of the site to a woman. The suit seeks damages for negligence, intentional infliction of emotional distress and invasion of her right to privacy.
Tiger Woods will be making an appearance before November’s Masters. The veteran golfer confirmed Wednesday that he would be defending his title at the Zozo Championship. The event is traditionally held in Japan but will instead take place in California on Oct. 22-25. It will be a nice prep event for Woods ahead of the Masters following his disappointing performance at the U.S. Open, where he failed to make the cut, finishing 10 over par.
Texas State coach Danny Kaspar has resigned three months after a former player accused him of making racist remarks. Bottom of Form
In June, former guard Jaylen Shead tweeted that Kaspar disparaged players with racist comments in practices. Shead transferred to Washington State last year. Texas State launched an investigation into the allegations. The university said in a news release Tuesday that it would not make any additional statements. Kaspar took over the program in 2013 and leaves with a 119-109 record.
Pro Football Hall of Famer Gale Sayers died Wednesday. Sayers spent his entire seven-year NFL career with the Chicago Bears from 1965 to 1971. He was named to the All-Pro first team in each of his first five seasons, won the NFL Rookie of the Year Award in 1965 and was a four-time Pro Bowl selection. Sayers’ No. 40 jersey with the Bears and his No. 48 college jersey with the Kansas Jayhawks have been retired. His 4,956 rushing yards and 39 rushing touchdowns both rank fifth all-time in Bears history. He was 77 years old.