Cher has been chosen to headline the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. The legendary entertainer will appear right before Santa Claus makes his appearance. https://www.usatoday.com/story/entertainment/celebrities/2023/11/01/2023-macys-thanksgiving-day-parade-cher-performers-floats/71405769007/?utm_campaign=snd-autopilot
- Other artists performing at the parade include: Jon Batiste, Bell Biv DeVoe, Brandy, Chicago, En Vogue, Drew Holcomb and The Neighbors, Pentatonix, and many others
- The parade will also include 16 giant character balloons and 12 marching bands.
Dave Grohl got into the Halloween spirit on Tuesday night by putting on some corpse face paint and playing drums for Boygenius on the song “Satanist” at the Hollywood Bowl. Watch the performance on Twitter.
Greta Van Fleet might be the first band to get their own kombucha. The group has teamed up for Tribucha for a new flavor called “Controlled Burn.” They say it features “flavors of ginger, cayenne and turmeric. Experience an ode to the artist’s soul within us all. Make a toast to the tales yet unwritten!” “Controlled Burn” is on sale now at select locations of Publix. https://x.com/GretaVanFleet/status/1719369630026801624?s=20
The long-awaited new Beatles song “Now and Then” finally arrives today. It’s the last recording ever to feature all four Beatles together. The song was taken from an old unreleased demo by John Lennon, with guitar parts recorded by George Harrison during the mid-90’s ‘Anthology’ sessions. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Opxhh9Oh3rg
- Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr finished the song last year, using AI technology to separate Lennon’s vocal from the original demo.
- “Now and Then” will be released at 10am ET. A music video directed by Peter Jackson will premiere on Friday.
Huey Lewis is heading to Broadway next year. The Heart of Rock & Roll is a romantic comedy set to the music of Huey Lewis & The News. (Audio) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wz3MYPg9Lls
- Lewis himself was involved in developing the show, which first debuted in 2018. He even changed some lyrics to fit the context of the story.
- Lewis says the show gave him a musical project to work on after losing his hearing eight years ago.
- The show will premiere at Broadway’s James Earl Jones Theater starting in March.
Brooke Shields suffered a grand mal seizure recently, and Bradley Cooper came to her rescue. Brooke had been drinking a ton of water for an extended period of time because she was so busy with various projects, including a one-woman show, and she always felt dehydrated. Unfortunately, all that water flooded her system and caused her sodium level to drop. The seizure hit after she entered a club. Quote, “Everything starts to go black. Then my hands drop to my side and I go headfirst into the wall.”
She was also, quote, “frothing at the mouth, totally blue, trying to swallow my tongue.”
The next thing she knew, she was riding to the hospital in an ambulance with, quote, “Bradley [Effing] Cooper” holding her hand. https://www.glamour.com/story/brooke-shields-glamour-women-of-the-year-2023
- Someone at the club had tried to contact Brooke’s husband, but they only got an assistant. Some kind of weird game of phone tag ensued, and someone ended up calling Bradley, because he just happened to be nearby.
- She says, quote, “I thought to myself, ‘This is what death must be like. You wake up and Bradley Cooper’s going, ‘I’m going to go to the hospital with you, Brooke,’ and he’s holding my hand.”
Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner were seen having what may have been a tense discussion. Later, Ben was spotted backing his car into another vehicle. https://pagesix.com/2023/10/31/entertainment/jennifer-garner-and-ben-affleck-look-upset-during-impassioned-chat/?utm_source=fark&utm_medium=website&utm_content=link&ICID=ref_fark
Alan Ruck, one of the stars of Succession and Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, reportedly crashed his car into a pizza shop in Hollywood. https://www.usmagazine.com/celebrity-news/news/successions-alan-ruck-crashes-car-into-restaurant-report/
- Ruck was driving a Rivian R1T electric pickup truck.
- TMZ said the accident happened on Tuesday night near the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
- One person was injured after the crash. Ruck stuck around for authorities to investigate. There was no indication of a DUI.
Marvel is thinking about doing a new “Avengers” movie with the original characters: Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, The Hulk, Black Widow, and Hawkeye. https://variety.com/2023/film/features/marvel-jonathan-majors-problem-the-marvels-reshoots-kang-1235774940/?ICID=ref_fark
- Marvel is definitely in a slump right now, with a glut of movie and TV projects that have varied in quality and diluted the brand. Upcoming movies like “The Marvels” just aren’t generating that much excitement.
- They also have the problem of Jonathan Majors . . . who’s all set up to play the MCU’s next major villain, Kang. He’s facing domestic violence charges that could very well result in Marvel cutting him loose.
- Spoiler Alert: Iron Man and Black Widow were killed off four years ago in “Avengers: Endgame”. And Captain America traveled back in time to live a peaceful, domestic life with his lady friend, so he’s now an old man.
The Top Ten Green Day songs of all time!
- ‘Jesus of Suburbia’
- ‘Good Riddance (Time of Your Life)
- ‘Basket Case’
- ‘When I Come Around’
- ‘American Idiot’
- ‘Boulevard of Broken Dreams’
- ‘Brain Stew/Jaded’
- ‘Welcome to Paradise’
Today’s birthday girl has been in 177 fine films, including:
– All Anal on the Western Front
– Asses Galore 12
– Booty Duty 9
– The Butterface Pageant
– Chrissy the Campus Slut
– Down the Hatch 4
– Dude, I Banged Your Mother 3
– Fast Times at Deep Crack High 2
– It’s Okay She’s My Mother in Law 5
– Young Buns 1
– And who can forget her role in 2005’s Fudge at the Bottom
Claudia Adkins is 51 years old.
Tuesday Texas led by 10 runs before the bottom of the third, and the Rangers cruised for an 11-7 victory in Game 4 of the World Series to take a 3-1 lead in the best-of-seven series. Then last night, Twelve years later, when the Texas Rangers finally got another chance to secure that first World Series championship, David Freese wasn’t there to ruin their night so they got a 5-0 victory in Game 5 against Arizona at Chase Field. The Rangers went 11-0 on the road during the postseason and, with three consecutive wins in Phoenix, claimed the 119th world series four games to one. The 2023 Texas Rangers is the first Texas Rangers club to claim a championship in the franchise’s 63 seasons. They will not see you tomorrow night: Star-studded Rangers clinch franchise’s first World Series (stltoday.com)
The Blues’ 4-1 loss to Colorado on Wednesday night handed St. Louis its first back-to-back losses of the fall, five days after it lost 5-0 in Vancouver on Friday.
Four different Avalanche players scored goals and Robert Thomas scored the lone marker for the Blues. Jordan Binnington made 24 saves in the loss. Blues lose 4-1 to Avalanche to drop second straight game (stltoday.com)
Legendary college basketball coach Bob Knight has died. Knight’s family shared the news in a statement on Wednesday. “It is with heavy hearts that we share that Coach Bob Knight passed away at his home in Bloomington surrounded by his family,” the statement said. “We are grateful for all the thoughts and prayers, and appreciate the continued respect for our privacy as Coach requested a private family gathering, which is being honored.” It continued, “We will continue to celebrate his life and remember him, today and forever as a beloved Husband, Father, Coach, and Friend.” Knight, also referred to as “The General,” had 902 Division I wins, making him one of the most successful coaches in NCAA history. Knight led Army, Indiana, and Texas Tech during his run from 1963 to 2008. Prior to coaching, Knight played with Ohio State, and won the national championship with the Buckeyes in 1961. Of course, Knight was also known for his temper, including an infamous chair-throwing incident in 1985. Bob Knight was 83.
The Washington Commanders are trading star pass rusher Chase Young to the San Francisco 49ers, per multiple reports.
It’s a third-round pick changing hands in the deal, per NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport.
The No. 2 overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft, Young’s promising career has been limited by injuries, but his blue-chip talent when healthy still puts him among the league’s most dynamic players at a premium position.
Washington dealt Young just hours after sending their other starting defensive end, Montez Sweat, to the Chicago Bears in return for a second-round draft pick.
- In exchange for Harden, the Clippers sent Robert Covington, Nicolas Batum, KJ Martin, Marcus Morris Sr. and draft picks to the 76ers. Along with Harden, Philadelphia is sending P.J. Tucker to Los Angeles.
- Philadelphia also received a 2026 first-round pick (from the Clippers, via the Oklahoma City Thunder), a 2028 first-round pick, two second-round picks and a pick swap from LA, per league sources.
- Harden requested a trade from the 76ers in June and made it clear from the beginning that he wanted to be sent to the Clippers. Deals with the Clippers were discussed over the summer and The Athletic reported on Oct. 17 that the sides were still engaged in trade talks.
- The 34-year-old guard has not played yet this season as he was away from the team earlier this month. He rejoined the team on the bench Sunday and was set to practice with the 76ers on Tuesday as part of his conditioning and ramp-up to return.