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Six Fall Activities We’re Googling Right Now – LINK

Kerala snake bite case: Man gets double life sentence for murdering wife – LINK

A Naked “Grand Theft Auto” Player Fought Off a Catalytic Converter Thief in Real Life – LINK

If Someone Says They’ll Be “A Few Minutes Late,” How Late Will They Be? – LINK

Post Office holidays 2021: USPS releases holiday deadlines to know – LINK

The Best Time to Book a Flight Is on a Sunday, at Least 21 Days in Advance – LINK

An Airline in Japan Is Using Gumball Machines to Sell Mystery Plane Tickets for Cheap – LINK

A Couple Opened Their Suitcase at the Airport . . . and Found Their Dog Hiding Inside – LINK

One-Third of Older Men Are Self-Conscious About How Often They Need to Pee – LINK

A Guy Called 911 Because He Was Stuck in Traffic and Needed to Pee – LINK

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After last weekend’s mess of a SMASH MOUTH concert, singer STEVE HARWELL is retiring. Steve apologized for his behavior, and blamed it on his ongoing medical issues.  He said, quote, “I’ve tried so hard to power through my physical and mental health issues, and to play in front of you one last time, but I just wasn’t able to . . .”I cannot wait to see what Smash Mouth accomplishes next and am looking forward to counting myself as one of the band’s newest fans.” He also mentioned how fortunate he is that he got to live out his childhood dream of being a rock star (LINK)

90 year old William Shatner  is flying to space today aboard Jeff Bezos‘ Blue Origin New Shepard NS-18. It will make him the oldest person ever to go to space.  It will be live-streamed on Blue Origin’s YouTube channel 90 minutes prior to its launch at 9:00 a.m. CDT. Earlier this month, Shatner  said “I’m terrified,”  Joining the actor will be Audrey Powers, Blue Origin’s Vice President of Mission and Flight Operations. Crew members Chris Boshuizen and Glen de Vries will also be aboard the flight, which will lift off from Launch Site One in West Texas (LINK)

I don’t know if there’s a ROBIN WILLIAMS movie in the works, but id sign up an actor named JAMIE COSTA right now. Jamie looks like a young Robin Williams, and he does a SPOT-ON impression.  And he just released a video called “Robin Test Footage Scene” that makes a huge case for him. In the clip, he’s playing a “Mork and Mindy”-era Robin, getting his makeup done for the show, when an actress playing PAM DAWBER comes in to tell him that JOHN BELUSHI just died. Remember Williams was with Belushi the night he died. It’s dramatic. Not much comedy, and it shows that Jamie is more than just an impressionist. 

Squid Game  has officially overtaken Bridgerton to become the streamer’s biggest show ever with about 111 million viewers in its first month.  The previous record by Bridgerton, was 82 million households. Netflix counts any sampling of at least two minutes of any episode as an official view.

Check out the trailer for the new “Scream” movie.  It comes out January 14th. 

AMC is expanding The Walking Dead universe with Tales of the Walking Dead, a new anthology spinoff series to debut in summer of 2022. There will be six episodes. Each hourlong episode of Tales will be focused on new and established characters that are based in the larger world of The Walking Dead.” There also is Fear the Walking Dead, The Walking Dead: World Beyond and the upcoming Daryl and Carol spinoff. And NCIS: Walking Dead

Are you a single parent to college-aged kids?  Well, beware . . . they just might nominate you for HBO Max’s new show.  It’s a reality dating series called “My Mom, Your Dad”, where kids try to find new partners for their single parents. The parents will all move into a house together . . . with the kids moving into a house down the street.  The kids will be able to watch their parent’s every move through hidden cameras and manipulate their encounters.   

There’s a rumor that Bill Murray be in the third “Ant-Man” movie. He has yet to join the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but did you know he played a Marvel character long before the MCU even existed? Back in 1975, before SNL, Bill was the voice of the Human Torch in a “Fantastic Four” radio drama (LINK).  It was just audio versions of “Fantastic Four” comics, and there were 13 in all. “Fantastic Four Meets the Moleman”

Check out the trailer for the Disney+ “Home Alone” reboot, “Home Sweet Home Alone”

Former Superman actor Dean Cain (Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman for four seasons starting in 1993).is not a fan of DC Comic having a Bi Superman. Or at least he says they aren’t breaking new ground (LINK)

David Bowie’s estate is planning a “comeback” for what would have been his 75th birthday next year. Oddly called “Bowie 75,” it will be a series of projects including archive releases and merchandise. There are plans for collectors’ books and artwork, plus other products including clothing, footwear, ceramics and glassware. 

Here’s the trailer for “The Shrink Next Door”, an Apple TV+ series starring WILL FERRELL and PAUL RUDD

Celebrating a Birthday today: 

Tiffany Trump is 28.  Donald’s daughter with Marla Maples. 

Himesh Patel is 31.  The star of “Yesterday”, that movie about a guy who wakes up in a world where no one’s heard of The Beatles. 

Ashanti is 41.  R&B singer. 

UFC Hall of Famer and Hillsboro, Illinois, Matt Hughes is 48. (Two-time UFC Welterweight Champion) 

Sacha Baron Cohen is 50. 

Figure skater Nancy Kerrigan is 52. 

Jerry Rice is 59. 

Marie Osmond is 62. 

Sammy Hagar is 74. 

Cowboy’s owner Jerry Jones is 79. 

The ugly half of Simon and Garfunkel, Paul Simon is 80. Lost in the shadow of Art Garfunkel

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Ryder Skye

Today’s birthday girl has been in 271 fine films, including:

– 2 Chicks Same Time

– Bikini Babe Threeway

– Bottoms Up

– Broke Down Bitches 1

– The Girl’s Guide to Girls

– Hand Solo

– Seduced by Mommy 15

– Thrilla in Vanilla 1

– And who can forget her role in 2015’s I’m Gonna Bang Your Mother 3

Ryder Skye is 43 years old.

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So last night the NHL season kicked off.  The Penguins and Lightning had the first game and Pittsburgh came out swinging.  They picked up a 6-2 win over Tampa.  Over in the the late game, the Golden Knights welcomed the Kraken into the league with an AWESOME pre-game open and a great game.  The Golden Knights ended up getting the 4-3 win.

NHL commissioner Gary Bettman said the league has only four unvaccinated players as it opens up the 2021-22 season. Bettman said NHL officials and all the personnel who come into contact with the players are vaccinated. There are still COVID-19 cases involving players who are fully vaccinated. The expansion Seattle Kraken were missing a number of players due to COVID-19 protocols for their first game and Avalanche star Nathan MacKinnon will miss their season opener against the  Blackhawks on Wednesday night due to an infection.

Yesterday we saw two more teams punch their way into their Championship series.  In the AL we have the ALCS all set.  The Red Sox won two nights ago and last night the Astros eliminated the White Sox 10-1.  That series ended at 3-1.  Over in the NL – the Braves eliminated the Brewers with their 6-5 win and they will take on the winner of the Dodgers/Giants series which continues tomorrow night.  The deciding Game 5 will be played in SF at 8 after the Dodgers picked up a 7-2 win last night.

The Buccaneers are removing Jon Gruden from the team’s Ring of Honor. “The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have advocated for purposeful change in the areas of race relations, gender equality, diversity and inclusion for many years. While we acknowledge Jon Gruden’s contributions on the field, his actions go against our core values as an organization. Therefore, he will no longer continue to be a member of the Buccaneers Ring of Honor.” The announcement comes one day after the release of numerous offensive emails Gruden sent between 2010 to 2018. The Raiders head coach resigned from his position Monday evening.

After staying away for two weeks to start the NBA preseason, 76ers All-Star guard Ben Simmons reported to the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia on Monday night — much to the surprise of an organization that had expected him later in the week. As the Sixers neared the tip of a 115-104 preseason victory over the Brooklyn Nets, Simmons — fresh off a flight from Los Angeles — entered the arena to take a COVID-19 test and start the process of returning to a franchise from which he has requested a trade. The Sixers are desperate to restart communication with the three-time All-Star who hasn’t had a direct conversation with the front office or coach Doc Rivers since a late August meeting in which he reiterated his desire for a trade. Under the terms of the NBA’s collective bargaining agreement, Simmons lost roughly $360,000 for each of the two preseasons game he missed. The 76ers are believed to have fined Simmons for missed practices: $2,500 for the first, $5,000 for the second, $7,500 for the third and for every practice after.

Tiger Woods is on the comeback trail after a devastating car accident in California earlier this year.  A source said Tiger has made a remarkable recovery in the past few months. It’s like every day he can do more, he can handle more, the pain is less and he’s feeling better.  Back in February, Tiger’s doctors said he “suffered significant orthopedic injuries to his right lower extremity” after his vehicle crashed. Many thought it was the end for Tiger. According to the source, Tiger has said he will return.  He even has a date in mind but he isn’t sharing that with anyone. Woods was on the course last weekend as an observer. He was watching his 12-year-old son Charlie compete in a junior golf tournament.

Earlier this week it was a different type of pressure for former NBA player JR Smith.  He wasn’t at the free throw line…he was lining up tee shots as a 36-year-old freshman walk-on playing his first college golf tournament for North Carolina A&T. He shot a 12-over-par 83 in Round 1 and then a 7-over 78 in Round 2.  In round three he didn’t hit a single birdie and finished at 8-over.  He placed 81st out of 84 golfers.

And finally…the US Men’s National Team is in action for another World Cup Qualifier against Costa Rica.  The US looks to bounce back from a loss to Panama.  Tonight the game kicks off at 6PM.