One in Eight People Over 50 Are Having Sex Five Times a Week? – LINK
The Average Couple Spends Just Four Hours a Day in the Same Room – SWNS
Couples Who Worry About Catching Covid-19 Have Better Sex Lives? – METRO
A man in Lithuania wanted to stop drinking alcohol . . . and for some reason, he replaced alcohol with eating metal nails, screws, nuts, and knives. Doctors had to remove more than two pounds of metal from his insides. (Full Story)
2021’s Most Popular Halloween Costumes for Kids, Adults, and Pets – NRF
Venom: Let There Be Carnage easily scored the best domestic opening at the box office with $90.1M, the biggest three-day launch of the pandemic era, fueling the biggest weekend overall since COVID-19 shut down theaters in March of 2020. It was released exclusively in theaters versus going simultaneously on premium VOD or a streaming service. It alsocame in $25 million to $30 million ahead of expectations.
Updates to a few stories from last week and beyond…Remember when Scarlett Johansson got made at Disney for as she said taking money out of her pocket by releasing simulataniously in theatrs and streaming? Then I said they were cool right? I jokingly said apparently someone wrote a check…Apparently that check went from Disney to Scarlett written for $40 million dollars with sorry in the memo line.
Johansson:…I am happy to have resolved our differences with Disney. I’m incredibly proud of the work we’ve done together over the years and have greatly enjoyed my creative relationship with the team. I look forward to continuing our collaboration in years to come.
And here’s Disney’s Alan Bergman,…I’m very pleased that we have been able to come to a mutual agreement with Scarlett Johansson regarding Black Widow. We appreciate her contributions to the Marvel Cinematic Universe and look forward to working together on a number of upcoming projects, including Disney’s Tower of Terror.
And…Remember Bam Margera (LINK) was picked up by cops and brought to rehab? Accord to him says he was photographed with a drink in his hand at a Florida casino, and it was part of a domino effect that ended with cops giving him a ride to a rehab facility. He had spent 140 days in a facility in Arizona for his manic bipolar disorder before being transferred to an outpatient facility in Florida where he was taking daily outpatient classes and staying with a friend and relative, and his wife and son were coming to visit him … but when their flight was delayed, he started killing time at a casino. He says fans posted pictures of him with what appeared to be a drink in his hand, and he believes a panicked loved one saw the images and alerted law enforcement. That person also claimed Bam threatened to jump off a bridge … something Bam says was a misunderstanding. Im not sure but I don’t think he ever said if that was indeed booze in his up. Bam says he’s back in rehab for about 2 months … and all he wants is to work on himself so he can see his son and get back to filming.
David Lee Roth says he is retiring. Roth’s last five shows will take place at the House of Blues at Mandalay Bay in Vegas on New Year’s Eve, New Year’s Day and January 5th, 7th and 8th.
The new season of “Saturday Night Live” kicked off this weekend with Owen Wilson-Kacey Musgraves and had just 3.5 million viewers, which was the same for the last two episodes of Season 46 last May but less than half of what Chris Rock did for the Season 46 premiere. Rock’s show came in at around 7.5 million. Of course the election made “SNL” hot, and there was huge demand for political comedy. The Rock show was also the first one back in the studio after the pandemic had made “SNL” virtual. But the ratings last season dropped after the election was over, leveled off to a regular “SNL” rating, then, after Nick Jonas hosted on February 27th, around 500,000 fans left and never came back. Why? Who knows? You want ratings… Kim Kardashian hosts next week. Colin Jost and Michal Che, “Weekend Update” guys paid tribute to that segment’s best anchor ever, NORM MACDONALD. This is Colin Jost and Michael Che
“Squid Game”, that Korean series that’s burning up Netflix. And there’s an episode where the contestants have to cut shapes out of these little candy discs called dalgona, which is really hard because they’re so brittle. And if you watch the show, you know that contestants who can’t complete a task DIE. Well, a candy maker in Seoul named An Yong-hui made those candies . . . and now, thanks to the show, he can’t keep up with the demand. According to one report, he can barely go home anymore because people are lined up outside his shop when it opens. And he’s selling more than 500 of them a day, when he used to sell less than 200 (LINK)
Jerry Seinfeld becomes a giant Lego man in a new promo for the “Seinfeld” debut on Netflix. Meanwhile everyone loves their Ring doorbells right? Here comes Seinfeld saying he doesn’t get it
WWE superstar Nikki Bella, motocross and rally car driver Travis Pastrana and “America’s Got Talent” mastermind Simon Cowell will serve as the judges for NBC’s “AGT” spinoff, “America’s Got Talent: Extreme,” “America’s Got Talent” host Terry Crews will also serve as host for “Extreme,” which does not yet have a premiere date. “This new series will showcase the most outrageous, unique and jaw-dropping acts of enormous scale and magnitude that simply cannot be confined to a theater stage. Each week contestants will go head-to-head in the most wild, intense and often times beautiful performances to vie for a $500,000 prize and the ultimate title, the champion of ‘America’s Got Talent: Extreme.’” worldwide. The last winner,magician Dustin Tavella walked away with the $1-million grand prize and a slot at the “America’s Got Talent Las Vegas Live” residency, which is opening this fall at the Luxor Hotel and Casino.
What is this sound? DAVE GROHL drumming with his teeth. Before he could afford a drum kit, he’d learn rhythms in his mouth and would use the pillows on his bed to represent drums and cymbals. This talent didn’t go over well with his dentist though. Dave said, quote, “I started doing it when I was a kid . . . I was at the dentist and he’s looking at my teeth . . . he says, ‘Do you chew a lot of ice?’ . . . I said, ‘I don’t think so, why?'” Turns out, the dentist saw an unusual amount of deterioration. Dave said, quote, “I’m like, ‘Oh, wait! I can play drums with my teeth!’ . . . I made him put his ear close to my mouth . . . and then he kicked me out.”
Travis Barker is putting on an exclusive Halloween concert called House of Horrors. It will be broadcast from a private Haunted Estate to kick off Halloween weekend on Thursday, October 28th 9PM here. Along with Barker, you’ll see Machine Gun Kelly, Avril Lavigne, Mark Hoppus, and more. Tickets and merch at travisbarkershouseofhorrors.com
Top 10 Most Expensive Music Videos Ever Made. Please note, this list is ranked by the video’s price tag based on present day inflation, calculated by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
- Limp Bizkit “Rollin’ (Air Raid Vehicle)” – $4.8 million
Back in 2000, Limp Bizkit singer Fred Durst directed a high budget video for “Rollin’ (Air Raid Vehicle)” which was partially filmed on top of the South Tower of the World Trade Center. It featured cameos from Ben Stiller and Stephen Dorff, who were starring in “Zoolander” that year. The video cost a whopping $3 million at the time, which, thanks to inflation, would now be about $4.8 million.
- MC Hammer “2 Legit 2 Quit” – $5 million
MC Hammer went over the top for his 1991 music video for “2 Legit 2 Quit.” The nearly 15 minute clip was practically a short film, with a storyline revolving around Michael Jackson’s legendary glove. The video featured plenty of celebrity appearances too, including Tony Danza, Jim Belushi, and James Brown. At the time, the video cost $2.5 million but in today’s economy that would be a whopping $5 million.
- Michael Jackson“Bad” – $5.4 million
Michael Jackson didn’t shy away from big budget videos during his career, including his 18 minute long video for “Bad,” which was directed by Martin Scorsese and written by novelist Richard Price. It took over a month to film on location in Brooklyn.
- Aqua “Cartoon Heroes” – $5.6 million
There’s a lot of mystery surrounding Aqua’s music video for “Cartoon Heroes.” The group, who are best known for their hit “Barbie Girl,” spent over $3 million on the video, which adds up to $5.6 million with inflation.
- Guns N’ Roses “Estranged” – $7.6 million
Guns N’ Roses’ “Estranged” music video was the final part to a trilogy that also included “Don’t Cry” and “November Rain.” The over the top 10 minute video was written by frontman Axl Rose and directed by Andy Morahan. The story follows a despondent Axl as he moves through a series of expensive set pieces that concludes with him jumping off of an oil tanker into the ocean, only to be saved by a group of dolphins. The video used high-end CGI visual effects that were unique for the time and helped drive the price to $4 million, or $7.6 million in today’s economy.
- Michael Jackson“Black Or White” – $8.1 million
An estimated 500 million people tuned in when the 11 minute video premiered, breaking television records and becoming the highest-rated Fox special up to that point. The video features appearances from a young Macaulay Culkin and Tyra Banks as well as plenty of special effects that includes a moment where a black panther transforms into Michael. Overall, the video cost $4 million and, accounting for inflation, its budget today would be $8.1 million.
- Madonna“Bedtime Story” – $9.1 million
Madonna has made some of the most expensive videos of all time and in 1995, she dropped $5 million in order to create a video for “Bedtime Story.” Today, that grand total would be over $9 million. The video took six days to film as well as weeks of post-production to perfect the digital effects. When it was finally completed, its release was treated like a movie premiere and was screened at theaters in LA, Chicago, and New York.
- Madonna“Die Another Day” – $9.4 million
Madonna’s second most expensive video was filmed for the James Bond theme song that she recorded in 2002. $6.1 million back then, which would easily be over $9.4 million today. The video features realistic fighting between a good and evil Madonna, which reportedly required advanced special effects in almost every shot.
- Madonna“Express Yourself” – $11.2 million
Madonna’s video for “Express Yourself” was her most expensive ever, coming in at which, thanks to inflation, would today cost over $11 million.
Michael Jackson teamed up with his sister Janet to create the most expensive video of all time. Back in 1995, “Scream” cost a whopping $7 million to create, which today would be over $12 million. The video includes 13 set pieces which took weeks to create. The video cost so much because fo tight deadlines and quick turnaround time required by the label…And the director said “…And Michael’s crazy. They gave me something like five weeks from the day they came to me to this hard premiere date…So we had to build all huge sets and do all these huge effects…It takes two weeks minimum to figure, write it down, prep it and budget it. Then it took 10 days to shoot it. That left us two and a half weeks to edit it and do the visual effects. So they, not me, had to throw money at it to get it done. And two million dollars of that was Michael and Janet’s perks and security and campers and trailers and assistants…So two million of that didn’t even go on the screen,”
Celebrating a Birthday today:
50 Shades of Gray star Dakota Johnson is 32.
Alicia Silverstone is 45.
Liev Schreiber is 54.
Jon Secada is 60. Biggest hit: “Just Another Day”.
Def Jam founder Russell Simmons is 64.
Christoph Waltz is 65. The bad guy in the James Bond movie “Spectre”. He also won Best Supporting Actor Oscars as SS Officer Hans Landa in “Inglourious Basterds” and as bounty hunter King Schultz in “Django Unchained”.
Linda McMahon is 73. CEO of the WWE, Vince McMahon’s wife of five decades
Susan Sarandon is 75.
White Sox manager Tony La Russa is 77.
Anne Rice is 80. Author of “Interview with a Vampire”.
Today’s birthday girl has been in 271 fine films, including:
– 18 and Confused 8
– Cheerleader Diaries 7
– Eat My Feet 1
– Hey Boys I’m Legal 2
– The Perverted Point Of View
– Stacked and Packed
– And who can forget her role in 2004’s School Of Hard Knockers 3
Eve Laurence is 36 years old.
The Cardinlas now officially know their fate. They will be facing the LA Dodgers in Game 163 in LA. The Card wrapped up their series with the Cubs yesterday with a 3-2 loss in a shortened game because of weather. It was also Mike Shannon’s last regular season game with Cardinals. The Cardinals have already announced that they will send Adam Wainwright to the mound. The Dodgers will counter with Max Scherzer. First pitch on Monday is scheduled for 7:10PM.
The Postseason is set for Major League baseball. Things start tomorrow with the Yankees taking on the Red Sox in the Wild Card game. Then on Wednesday it’s the Dodgers and the Cards in LA. The winner of the Yankees/Red Sox will take on the Rays as the White Sox take on the Astros. In the NL, the winner of the Wild Card takes on the Giants as the Braves take on the Brewers.
The St. Louis Blues lost to the Blackhawks 5-1 in preseason action over the weekend…they now will take on the Stars tomorrow at 7PM in Dallas.
Kansas City Chiefs head coach Andy Reid became the first coach in NFL history ever to win 100 games with two different franchises. The Chiefs earned a 42-30 win on Sunday over the Philadelphia Eagles, the other team Reid won 100 games for. Reid has been considered one of the most innovative offensive coaches in the NFL. Under Reid’s leadership, Kansas City has finished no lower than 2nd in the AFC West since he became head coach in 2013. Reid won his first Super Bowl in 2019 when the Chiefs topped the San Francisco 49ers.
Tom Brady is the GOAT. Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady set the NFL career passing record Sunday night against the Patriots, surpassing Drew Brees who previously held the record. Brady became the league’s all-time passing yards leader when he found wide receiver Mike Evans with just over six minutes to go in the first quarter on a 28-yard completion. The quarterback, who is in his 22nd season in the NFL, entered Sunday night’s contest just 67 yards shy of Brees’s record. Brees, who is an analyst with NBC, was in attendance for Sunday Night Football when Brady broke his record. Brady already owns the NFL’s all-time regular-season record for touchdown passes, entering Sunday’s game in New England with 591 compared to second-place Brees’s 571. Brady is also the league’s all-time leader in playoff passing yards and playoff passing touchdowns.
49ers rookie Trey Lance replaced Jimmy Garoppolo at quarterback on Sunday as San Francisco hosted Seattle in an NFC West battle. Garoppolo sustained a calf injury in the first half, leading to Lance starting the opening series of the third quarter. Garoppolo threw for 165 yards and one touchdown before exiting the game. Lance tossed his second career touchdown pass during his third series on Sunday. He found wideout Deebo Samuel open on the right sideline, and Samuel sprinted forward unabated to the end zone before scoring a 76-yard touchdown. Lance would add another touchdown throw to Samuel in the fourth quarter, and also ran for a two-point conversion that cut the deficit to 28–21. But Seattle would hold on for the win.
Mizzou hosted Tennessee over the weekend and they were looking to bounce back from a 41-34 loss to Boston College last week. And instead, they got their asses kicked. Final score 62-24. Yikes. Mizzou hosts North Texas this weekend. Illinois DID pick up the win against Charlotte. 24-14 final. They take on Wisconsin this weekend.
Former NASCAR driver John Wes Townley was killed Saturday after a shooting in Georgia. Per a police spokesperson, the 31-year-old Townley and a 30-year-old woman were shot right before 9 p.m. on Saturday while driving in a neighborhood. Townley died from his injuries at the hospital. The woman’s injuries are “serious.” The suspect is a 32-year-old man, who knew the victim. Cops say the shooting appears connected to domestic violence based on preliminary information in the ongoing investigation. Townsley drove on the Xfinity Series (2008-2016) and Camping World Truck Series (2008-2009, 2012-2016).