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A Woman Angry About Not Getting Free Hotel Breakfast Drives a Stranger’s Truck into a Pond – ActionNewsJax


Sleepy Joe Is Headed to the White House – apNews

Did the Trump Campaign Accidentally Book “Four Seasons Total Landscaping” Instead of a Four Seasons Hotel? – Inquirer

Americans Lost Over 138 Million Hours of Sleep on Election Night – Bloomberg

Lots of People have Never Seen a Cow in Real Life – TravelAndLeisure

Purina is going to launch dog and cat foods that use protein made from insects.  (Full Story)

A Couple with 14 Sons Just Had Their First Daughter – USAToday

Here Are the Work Problems That Have the Biggest Impact on How Much Men and Women Enjoy Sex – NYPost

No Pressure, But Meeting Your Significant Other’s Family for the First Time Will Make-or-Break Your Relationship – Study Finds


‘Let Him Go,’ a suspense thriller starring Diane Lane and Kevin Costner, scored the best domestic opening in six weeks amid ongoing challenges from this COVID-19 crisis bringing in $4.1 million. “Let Him Go” stars Kevin Costner as a retired sheriff and Diane Lane as his wife. The couple leave their Montana ranch to rescue their young grandson from the clutches of a dangerous family living in the Dakotas — a confrontation that ends in violence.  At the worldwide box office, Christopher Nolan’s Tenet finally crossed the $350 million mark in ticket sales after beginning to rollout in late August. It has grossed $55.1 million domestically and $295.6 million internationally for a global total of $350.8 million.

Alex Trebek announced in March of last year that he had stage 4 pancreatic cancer, but continued to host “Jeopardy!” And he lost his battle yesterday.  He died at his Los Angeles home.  He was 80. His last day of shooting was October 29th . . . just over a week ago.  His final episode will air on Christmas Day.  The show is, quote, “not announcing plans for a new host at this time.” Hosting “Jeopardy!” since 1984, Trebek won seven Daytime Emmys from 34 nominations, and also a Peabody Award.  He also holds the Guinness World Record for Most Game Show Episodes Hosted.

It’s sad but weirdly appropriate that Trebek and Sean Connery died just a week apart, given their “Saturday Night Live” connection.  In multiple “Celebrity Jeopardy!” skits, Will Ferrell’s Alex Trebek and Sean Connery, played by Darrell Hammond. I think its appropriate that we celebrate Trebek this way

Bones Hillman, bassist with Midnight Oil, died at age 62 on Nov. 7 after a cancer battle,  From New Zealand and born Wayne Stevens he died at home in Milwaukee. He first joined the group in 1987, in time to appear on their acclaimed 1990 album, Blue Sky Mining, and its follow-up, Earth and Sun and Moon. Midnight Oil split in 2002 but reformed on a number of occasions, returning to full-time operations in 2018, and Hillman was part of each incarnation. He also worked with David Bowie producer Tony Visconti and Elvis Costello.  

Dave Chappelle hosted SNL and his monologue was 16 minutes . . . and it had plenty of his usual edgy humor, including jokes about Freddie Mercury getting AIDS and women only making half of what men do . . . not to mention calling poor white people the N-word. BUT . . . he ended it with a serious message, where he challenged JOE BIDEN supporters to be “humble winners.” Also, the Foo Fighters debuted a new song called “Shame Shame

AL ROKER announced Friday that he’s battling prostate cancer.  And on Saturday, he thanked fans for their support.  “And with any luck, next week I’m going to be having prostate cancer surgery” During the announcement Friday on the “Today” show, Roker said the cancer is “a little aggressive,” but they caught it early, and he hopes to be back on the show in about two weeks. Al is 66 years old.

Behind bars for that college admissions scandal, Lori Loughlin is set to get out of prison and return to her family on Christmas Day. Its supposed to be Sunday, December 27 — but here’s the deal … an inmate whose release date falls on a Saturday, Sunday, or legal holiday can be released on the last preceding weekday.  Lori’s got a great shot at freedom on Friday, December 25 — or maybe even Christmas Eve, since Friday’s a national holiday. If you recall, this is what happened to Felicity Huffman — she only had to serve 11 days of her 2-week sentence because she got sprung early on a Friday. Of course, there’s still the chance Lori could get out well before Christmas too … but it would have to be related to COVID issues — if there’s an outbreak at California’s FCI Dublin, it’s likely a judge would grant her an early compassionate release. When she is released, she’s still got 2 years of supervised release as part of her sentence in the college admissions scandal.

KELLY CLARKSON is in a legal battle with her father-in-law.  But it shouldn’t make Thanksgiving too awkward, because he’s actually her soon-to-be-EX-father-in-law. Kelly is in the process of divorcing her husband Brandon Blackstock.  Brandon’s father is a guy named Narvel Blackstock. Kelly started working with Narvel’s Starstruck Management Group back in 2007.  That’s how she met Brandon in the first place. But it looks like BOTH relationships have soured, Starstruck claims Kelly owes them $1.4 million in unpaid commissions . . . and they’re suing her for it. Kelly just countersued, saying that Starstruck violated California labor law by, quote, “procuring, offering, promising, or attempting to procure employment or engagements” for her without a talent agency license.  So she doesn’t owe them SQUAT. 

More bad news for JOHNNY DEPP . . . he’s been forced out of the third “Fantastic Beasts” movie. Last week, Johnny lost his libel suit against a British tabloid for calling him a wife beater.  The judge ruled that the accusations of abuse by his ex-wife AMBER HEARD were “substantially true.” That was enough for the studio.  Johnny issued a statement saying, quote, “I wish to let you know that I have been asked to resign by Warner Brothers from my role as Grindelwald in ‘Fantastic Beasts’ and I have respected and agreed to that request. “I intend to prove that the allegations against me are false.” Warner Brothers issued their own statement, thanking Johnny for his work in the first two installments, and saying the part will be recast.  “Fantastic Beasts 3” will be in theaters in the summer of 2022.

Surprising that Ferris Bueller’s Day Off never got a sequel? It was a smash success when it was first released in 1986, but talks about a follow-up never turned into anything real in the last 34 years (with the exception of a live-action TV series that got cancelled after one season). Of course, modern Hollywood has fallen in love with long delayed sequels like 2018’s HalloweenBlade Runner 2049, and Mad Max: Fury Road, so it’s not impossible that it may one day happen. One of the stars, Alan Ruck (Cameron Frye) has an idea for the sequel but we may have to wait a few years.  “I always thought they should wait until Matthew and I are in our 70s. Cameron’s in a nursing home, and Ferris comes and breaks him out! The question that remains is whether or not this would be an idea to execute now or in a few years. Ruck is the oldest at 64 years old, while Broderick and Sara are 58 and 53, respectively. There are amazing things being done with makeup and digital effects these days that make the prospect of aging up actors a whole lot less daunting, so doing it in the next few years would be doable. Supposedly, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off supposedly isn’t currently available on any streaming services, however, it is available to rent or purchase digitally from all major outlets, and is also on both Blu-ray and DVD.

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony aired on HBO Max on Saturday night . . . virtually and WITHOUT musical performances.  But there wasn’t much anyone could do about that, right? T. REX was inducted by Ringo Starr, who’s frontman was named Marc Bolan. Marc’s son Rolan accepted the award…yes his name is Rolan Bolan.  Alicia Keys inducted WHITNEY HOUSTON, and Whitney’s mom Cissy Houston accepted. THE NOTORIOUS B.I.G. was inducted by DIDDY, who said Biggie was THE best of all time.  Biggie’s kids accepted the award. Charlize Theron gave the induction speech for DEPECHE MODE, calling them the soundtrack to her life.  They also got props Billy Gibbons from ZZ Top. The DOOBIE BROTHERS were inducted by country star Luke Bryan. Iggy Pop did the honors for NINE INCH NAILS, and praised Trent Reznor’s, quote, “focused and relentless process of emotional destruction, which paints a portrait of pain, pressure, and dissatisfaction.” Miley Cyrus, St. Vincent, and Rick Rubin also paid tribute, and Trent revealed that if COVID didn’t ruin everything, there was going to be a reunion of every past and present member of NIN. There was also a tribute to EDDIE VAN HALEN, featuring Slash, Kirk Hammett, and Tom Morello. . . who called Eddie, quote, “The Mozart of our generation.”

AC/DC have launched a new clothing line that pays tribute to both‘Highway To Hell’ and ‘Back In Black’. They are set to release their new album ‘Power Up’ next week. They got with DCShoes for T-shirts, footwear and accessories. There is a longsleeved sweater and t shirt with the cover art to 1980’s ‘Highway To Hell’, a pair of black skater shoes adorned with the iconic AC/DC logo, and a pair of loafers. The ‘Back In Black’ collection, meanwhile, consists of a snapback cap, an ‘Access All Areas’ T-shirt, and black sneakers.  

Loudwire has ranked the ten greatest ‘MTV Unplugged’ performances.

10. Oasis- Oasis got ready to shoot their 1996 MTV Unplugged special at London’s Royal Festival Hall. While it would be marked up at the time as “a sore throat” that kept Liam from performing, Noel Gallagher later revealed that Liam had “turned up absolutely shitfaced.”  

9. The Black Crowes / Tesla-One of the earliest MTV Unplugged performances came in 1990 when the Black Crowes and Tesla shared the stage at the National Video Center in New York City. The timing was perfect as Black Crowes were red hot off of their Shake Your Moneymaker album and Tesla already had some acoustic cred thanks to their Five Man Acoustical Jam set featuring “Signs.” Black Crowes showcased their hits “She Talks to Angels” and “Jealous Again,” giving Tesla the rest of the time to rock “Love Song” and ‘Signs” among others.

8. Korn- In late 2006, the members of Korn took over MTV’s Times Square studio for a taping, eventually turning the performance into a full acoustic album. They also invited The Cure to join them on a pairing of “Make Me Bad” with “In Between Days” and had Evanescence’s Amy Lee sit in on the stirring “Freak on a Leash” performance. The set also included a cover of Radiohead’s “Creep” in addition to featuring fresh takes on “Blind,” “Falling Away From Me” and “Got the Life” among others. The corresponding album hit No. 9 on the Billboard 200 Album chart.

7. Stone Temple Pilots-Super hot from their debut album Core and heading towards the follow-up Purple, it was 1993 as they played for the MTV audience. The band fleshed out their lineup a bit and Scott Weiland made himself at home performing from a rocking chair during the set. The performance was notable for its inclusion of “Big Empty” ahead of the new record, while also featuring such favorites as “Creep,” “Plush” and “Wicked Garden.”

6. KISS– 1995, Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons welcomed back Ace Frehley and Peter Criss as special guests when KISS recorded an MTV Unplugged special. This marked the first time that Frehley and Criss had played with KISS since 1979 and the set eventually led to a full-fledged reunion..

5. Jimmy Page and Robert Plant– Speaking of reunions, getting two of the three living Led Zeppelin members together was quite the coup in 1994. Guitarist Jimmy Page and singer Robert Plant used the MTV platform as the forum for a 90-minute concert that eventually turned into their No Quarter: Jimmy Page & Robert Plant Unledded acoustic release. The duo pulled out all the stops employing a Moroccan string band and an Egyptian orchestra for the performance, which took place in Marrakesh. “Gallows Pole” and “Thank You” both emerged with radio play fro

4. Eric Clapton- The corresponding album topped the Billboard charts and Clapton won six Grammy Awards out of this performance. A new arrangement helped make a hit out of “Layla” for a second time while the emotional tribute to Clapton’s late son “Tears in Heaven”  made it super dusty in there. 

3. Alice in Chains– one of Layne Staley’s last public performances before his death. The candlelit stage and the harmonies of Jerry Cantrell and Staley never sounded sweeter. The “unplugged” format really accentuated the power and vulnerability of Staley’s vocals as the band tugged at heartstrings with “Nutshell” and mesmerized the audience with “No Excuses,” “Down in a Hole” and “Heaven Beside You” among others. Eventually released as a live album, the set peaked at No. 3 on the Billboard 200.

2. Pearl Jam-The MTV Unplugged series was starting to find its footing by 1992 and so was a new band out of Seattle called Pearl Jam. With their Ten album exploding at radio, they did a seven-song set that despite its supposed stripped-back nature still showed plenty of energy and intensity for the viewing audience and definitely showcased their live prowess. The set included such hits as “Even Flow” and “Alive” as well as the future Singles soundtrack favorite “State of Love and Trust.”

1. Nirvana– Recorded just months before Kurt Cobain’s death and released as a live album posthumously, Nirvana: MTV Unplugged in New York. They sis mostly deeper tracks and covers that would eventually become hits.  “All Apologies” became a big hit, “About a Girl” got a second life. They did David Bowie’s “The Man Who Sold the World” and Meat Puppets’ “Lake of Fire.” The album topped the charts and Nirvana received plenty of praise for not approaching the show as a “hits showcase.”

Which bands would you like to see give an acoustic performance?


Sisqo is 42.  Biggest hit:  The 1999 masterpiece Thong Song.

Nick Lachey is 47

Eric Dane is 48

Chris Jericho is 50

Lou Ferrigno is 69.  “The Incredible Hulk” 

Charles Robinson is 75.  Mac on “Night Court”, and Mr. Munson on “Mom”.

Today’s BURTON BIRTHDAY OF THE DAY…the man was an astronomer…a planetary scientist….a cosmologist….an astrophysicist…an astrobiologist…an author…a poet…and a science communicator.  He loved researching extraterrestrial life….Carl Sagan would have been 86 years young today. 




Today’s birthday girl has been in what seems like an ALL STAR list of our favorite PORNO BDAY TITLES….and 119 other fine films including:

  • Anal Cavity Search Volume 6
  • Face Invaders
  • Innocent Until Proven Filthy
  • In Thru The Back Door
  • Beyond The Call of Booty
  • My Stepfather Made Me Do It
  • Daddy’s Little Whore Volume 2
  • It’s A Daddy Thing
  • And who could forget…her unforgettable role in….Panty Perverts Volume 2


Patrick Mahomes will likely challenge a number of NFL records in the coming decades, and the Chiefs quarterback added an impressive accolade Sunday. Mahomes threw his 100th touchdown pass Sunday as Kansas City hosted the Panthers at Arrowhead Stadium. The Texas Tech alum needed just 40 games to tally 100 touchdown passes, reaching the mark in four fewer games than previous record holder Dan Marino.

Washington quarterback Kyle Allen was carted off the field in the first quarter of Sunday’s game vs. the Giants.  Allen has a dislocated ankle and a small chip in the ankle.  He will reportedly get an MRI on Monday.  The injury occurred on a first-down play when Giants safety Jabrill Peppers blitzed the Washington QB. Peppers hit Allen in the left leg, causing Allen’s left leg to whip backward.  Peppers was called for a 15-yard penalty on the play. Alex Smith took over and was named the starter for next week.

The NFL Player Association is reportedly investigating the New York Jets’ training facility following complaints about security cameras in the locker room. Players and their representatives recently notified the NFLPA “about what appeared to be surveillance equipment hidden in smoke detectors in the Jets locker room.” The players were previously unaware of the security cameras, and consider them an invasion of privacy. The union contacted the NFL in late October, which “responded directly to the NFLPA’s inquiry.” When the Jets moved into their current facility in 2008, the cameras were installed and reportedly used for security purposes only. The footage is only retained for a 30-day basis and is reviewed only by security department members. 

Former Houston Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow sued his former team on Sunday for breach of contract, alleging that the club did not have just cause in firing him in January. Luhnow’s lawsuit alleges that Astros owner Jim Crane and Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred negotiated the penalties the team would face, and enabled Luhnow to be painted as a scapegoat. MLB suspended Luhnow and former Houston manager A.J. Hinch. ,The league suspended Luhnow and Hinch for a year, and the pair were fired by the team shortly after. Hinch was hired to manage the Detroit Tigers in October, while Luhnow has not found a new job in baseball. Luhnow says he had no knowledge of the Astros’ illegal sign-stealing system, nor did he play any role in it. He claims that his actions did not satisfy just cause for his eventual dismissal.

A day after Notre Dame’s dramatic victory over top-ranked Clemson that was followed by the home fans storming the field in celebration, Notre Dame president Rev. John L. Jenkins issued a statement to students calling it “disappointing” to see the “widespread disregard of our health protocols at many gatherings over the weekend.” As a result, the school announced adjustments to its protocols as it pertains to student testing requirements. Among the changes, Notre Dame will place a registration hold on the record of any students who does not appear for testing when they are required to. A registration hold would prevent students from matriculating, registering for classes or receiving a transcript. Previously, the punishment for failing to appear for testing was to lose priority status for class registration.

As the Toronto Raptors search for a temporary home for the 2020-21 season, the city of Nashville has reportedly emerged as a possibility. Team officials visited the city earlier this week. Bridgestone Arena would serve as the Raptors’ home venue. The arena is the home of the Nashville Predators, and hosts the SEC men’s basketball tournament. The Raptors will likely have to base their operations out of the United States, as Canada is restricting its borders from nonessential travel. The Blue Jays played all of their home games this season in Buffalo at the home of the team’s minor league affiliate. Earlier this week, the NBA Players Association approved the league’s proposal to play a 72-game season, set to begin on Dec. 22. The two sides had previously discussed starting the season on Jan. 18. Other cities being considered are Tampa, Fla., and Kansas City, Mo.

The new face of NASCAR circled Phoenix Raceway for a celebratory lap of his finest achievement. Chase Elliott, NASCAR’s most popular driver, was now a Cup champion, too. He came upon teammate Jimmie Johnson, who banged doors with Elliott. Then the seven-time champion, in his final race, gave Elliott a fist bump. The torch has officially been passed. Elliott’s car failed pre-race inspection and the penalty cost him the pole when he was sent to the rear. But he raced his way through traffic in the first stage and then took control of the championship. Elliott led seven times for a race-high 153 laps. Johnson finished fifth — his best result since August — in his final ride in Hendrick’s No. 48 Chevrolet.

And finally – Carlos Ortiz shot a 5 under 65 to win the Houston Open this weekend.  He is the first player from Mexico to win on the PGA Tour in 42 years.  He held off Hideki Matsuyama and Dustin Johnson for the win.  Next week…it’s the Masters.