Monday, August 28, 2017        Edition: #6043

Thanks For Being a Bull Market!

★ The long-running feud between Jimmy Kimmel and Jay Leno is finally over.  After seven years of bad blood, the two comedians and TV hosts have put their differences aside, thanks to Kimmel’s newborn son. Kimmel says that after his son had his heart surgery, Leno called him and he was very nice.  According to Jimmy: “Jay and I have made peace.”  The feud began in 2010 when Kimmel called Leno the ‘villain’ in the rivalry between David Letterman and Jay Leno.
★ Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis have settled a lawsuit against British website ‘MailOnline’, after it published photos of their daughter Wyatt, who was 1 at the time.  The couple argued that the images were taken during a private family outing on the beach and they accused a paparazzi  of using a long-lens camera to snap photos. The family was unaware they were being photographed. They claimed that the photos breached the Data Protection Act and were used for the unauthorized promotion of clothing on the website.
★ A judge in Louisiana has thrown out a lawsuit filed by Sofia Vergara’s ex-fiancé Nick Loeb for custody of pre-embryos they conceived together. The motion is a win for the ‘Modern Family’ star, who filed suit in February to block Loeb from using the frozen pre-embryos created while they were a couple in 2013. They split a year later.
★  Jamie Oliver has hit back at Gordon Ramsay after the ‘Kitchen Nightmares’ star repeatedly mocked him on ‘The Nightly Show’ earlier this year.  During his stint hosting the show,
Ramsay repeatedly made jokes at Oliver’s expense, calling him “fat” and criticizing his restaurants.  Oliver’s response? He told a newspaper that “It’s a bit like going to see someone you love who has dementia, who keeps forgetting and then doesn’t remember what they’ve said.”
(I’m guessing that Ramsay didn’t mean fat as in “P-H-A-T”?)
★ Jennifer Aniston says she believes older actresses should be ”honored” and ”celebrated”.  Jen is fed-up with older women in Hollywood being criticized for aging and urges more acceptance and understanding. According to Anniston: ”I think we have to change our perspective. I don’t think life stops after 50 – if anything, it gets more and more exciting.
(Especially if you’re Jennifer Anniston…)
★ Matt Dillon wishes all movies were as fun to make as ‘There’s Something About Mary’. He co-starred with Cameron Diaz in the 1998 comedy, and praises the movie’s endurance.  He says that he was recently getting on an airplane and someone said to him: “To Santiago?”  The fan was referring to a Dillon’s line in that movie.  On the other side of the coin, Matt has an upcoming thriller called ‘The House That Jack Built’, which he says is “quite dark”.

• “Jimmy Kimmel Live” (ABC/Global): Milo Ventimiglia, Jenny Slate, Lindsey Stirling ( R )
• “The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon” (NBC/CTV): Ashton Kutcher, Mario Batali, Liam Payne ( R )
• “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” (CBS/Global): Al Gore, Issa Rae, Sufjan Stevens, Nico Muhly, Bryce Dessner & James McAlister ( R )
• “Late Night with Seth Meyers” (NBC/CTV): Rob Lowe, Brad Paisley ( R )
• ” The Late Late Show with James Corden” (CBS/CTV): Seth Rogen, Will Arnett, Alison Brie ( R )
• “Last Call with Carson Daly” (NBC/CTV): Morena Baccarin, Agnes Obel, Logan Browning ( R )
• “The Daily Show with Trevor Noah” (Comedy):  Neil deGrasse Tyson
• “Conan” (TBS/Comedy): Sarah Silverman, Shawn Hatosy, Alt-J ( R )
• “Watch What Happens Live” (Bravo): Vicki Gunvalson, Lydia McLaughlin ( R )
• “The View” (ABC/CTV): John Boyega, Raven-Symone ( R )
• “The Talk” (CBS):  Maddie Ziegler, Krista Smith, guest co-host Cristela Alonzo ( R )
• “Live with Kelly and Ryan” (ABC/CTV):  Eric Dane, Kellie Pickler, guest co-host Kim Kardashian West
• “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” (NBC/CTV): Jane Fonda, Asia Kate Dillon ( R )
• “Wendy Williams” (FOX): Theresa Caputo, AJ Gibson ( R )
• “Harry” (NBC/CTV): Kelly Pickler, Nicole Byer ( R )
• “The Real” (FOX): Rep. Maxine Waters, guest co-host NeNe Leakes ( R )
• “Bachelor in Paradise” (ABC): Two chronic people-pleasers share a wild time in the surf; a couple have their first fight.
• “American Ninja Warrior” (NBC): “Denver City Finals” The top competitors battle one more time before the national finals in Las Vegas.

• Rush – frontman Geddy Lee and guitarist Alex Lifeson are reportedly contemplating forming an offshoot band together called ‘LeeLifeson’.  Rush retired in 2015, but it seems while drummer Neil Peart is happy to enjoy remain so, Geddy and Alex are keen make music again.
• Linkin Park – Chester Bennington’s first wife was disgusted by his funeral.  She accuses his widow and others of capitalizing on his death. Samantha Bennington has taken to Facebook to attack those who organized the farewell.
• Lady Gaga – The documentary ‘Gaga: Five Foot Two’ will premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival next month, and will be available on Netflix September 22.  It is said to offer a rare glimpse beneath pop personality. Gaga will also perform at the festival.
• Rolling Stones – Jo Wood still wants an apology from her ex-husband Ronnie Wood. They split in 2009, a year after he had an affair with a Ukrainian cocktail waitress.  Although they get on well these days, she still wants him to say sorry.
• Metallica – drummer Lars Ulrich says the band is making plans to reissue their acclaimed “Master Of Puppets” album and hope to have it out by the end of this year.
• Taylor Swift – soared to the top of the iTunes UK singles chart with her new track ‘Look What You Made Me Do’ less than 36 hours after the song was released.
• Taylor Swift – her label denies a cruel theory about Kanye West’s mom. The album ‘Reputation’ will be released Nov. 10, the same day Donda West died 10 years ago. The label points out that albums generally always come out on Fridays and “There is no correlation.”
• Katy Perry – hosted the MTV Video Music Awards, last night, and rumors abounded that Taylor Swift and Perry might bury the hatchet during a live performance–but producers quickly shut them down.
• Florida Georgia Line – The states of Florida and Georgia are known for their oranges and peaches, respectively, and could have given the group it’s name. They almost called themselves ‘Orange Peach’.   Brian Kelly says they wanted to represent where they came from, but finally settled on Florida Georgia Line.
• Billy Ray Cyrus – his album ‘Set The Record Straight’ comes out Nov. 10, and will be packed with collaborations, including with Joe Perry, George Jones, Loretta Lynn, Bryan Adams, Glenn Hughes, and Bill Ray’s daughter Miley. (Plus a new version of ‘Achy Breaky Heart’ featuring Ronnie Milsap.  I kid you not!)  (Didn’t he change his name to just ‘Cyrus’ earlier this year?)

If you’ve ever been sent over the edge by someone slurping their soup in a restaurant, or if a person breathing loudly next to you in the movie theater is enough to make your blood boil, then you’re not alone: You’re one of many people suffering from a genuine brain abnormality called misophonia.  Misophonia is a disorder in which sufferers have a hatred of sounds such as chewing, loud breathing or even repeated pen-clicking.  New research led by a team at the U.K.’s Newcastle University has proven that those with misophonia have a difference in their brain’s frontal lobe compared to non-sufferers.  Scans of misophonia sufferers found changes in brain activity when a ‘trigger’ sound was heard. People with the condition have an abnormality in their emotional control mechanism which causes their brains to go into overdrive on hearing trigger sounds. They found that trigger sounds can evoke a heightened physiological response, with increased heart rate and sweating.
(So someone eats like a savage who has never been seated at a table before, and I’M the one with the problem?)
(I know someone who has this!  Come to think of it, I think everyone who I’ve ever eaten with has it….hmmm)
(I’m like that when someone else is eating at a restaurant…if they ordered after me and I’m still waiting!)

Newsflash!  Facebook is NOT the coolest social media website.  eMarketer has released a new report which predicts that Facebook is going to see a decline in usage by the 12-to-17-year-old crowd this year.  It’s a big deal because this is the first time they have predicted a decline in Facebook usage for any demographic.  They also report that teens and tweens are less engaged with Facebook. They’re logging in less frequently and spending less time on the platform.  And there is also a group now known as “Facebook-nevers,” which is the term for tweens who are overlooking Facebook entirely in favor of services like Instagram and Snapchat. They predict a 3.4% drop in Facebook users aged 12-17 this year.
(Facebook-nevers?  Finally my parents and my kids have something in common!)
(Don’t cry for Facebook.  They own Snapchat.)
(Of course Facebook isn’t the coolest.  I’m there.)

Online Dating Habits From The Most Successful Swipers…
1. Diversify Your Photos, But Stay Grounded:  Your lead photo has to look like you at your best, but it still has to look like you do in real life, and it shouldn’t feature anyone else.  And your photos shouldn’t all be selfies.  (But that would require having friends…)
2. Seal The Deal With A Witty Description: If someone is on the fence, you may win or lose them based on what you write. Keep it short and simple, and include a bit of personality.  (And something too suggestive is a killer.  If you are a guy.)
3. Only List Important Physical and Professional Information: No one needs to know your exact height/weight right away.  And while mentioning your profession to let people know you have a “career job” is fine, lay off the detailed description at the risk of making it look like you are applying for position.  (Although in a way, you are!!)
4. Be Inventive With Your First Line: When you first communicate with someone, cater your opener to that person.  Take a minute to write something thoughtful and you’ll be noticed.  (So “‘S Up” won’t cut it?)
5. If You Matched, Send A Message: If the match is made, then message right away. You want to be sincere about your intentions to learn more about the person, and to give the same chance to them.  (And again, “Hey” is not recommended.)
6. As For Humor, Gauge Your Audience, And Be Respectful:  This isn’t different from how you’d interact with anyone else.  Read the room.  Avoid any humor that is misogynist or overtly sexual. (Duh!)
7. Ask for A Number Once You’ve Both Agreed To A Date:  You’re not really going to try to send a message through the app if you need to change the date’s details on the fly, are you?  (Well, I’m not going to NOW!)
8. Once The Date Is Set Up, Try To Refrain From Texting: It can often turn into the Q&A that should be taking place in person on the date.  On the day of the date, it is ok to confirm the time and place via text.  (No photos via text either, then?)
9. Ask Lots of Questions:  People love talking about themselves. When you’re on the date, you’ll always get good dialogue if you ask questions.  (So enough about me…what do YOU think of me?)
10.  If You Had a Good Time, Tell Them:  If it’s a first date that went well, follow up with that affirmation. If it’s a first date that didn’t go perfectly — but you still want to see him or her again — it’s OK to tell that person that you’d like to do it again.  (If it DIDN’T go well, ghost them!)


1962 [55] David Fincher, Denver CO, movie director (“Gone Girl”, “The Social Network”)

1965 [52] Shania Twain (Eilleen Edwards), Windsor ON, pop-country singer (“You’re Still The One”, “That Don’t Impress Me Much”)

1969 [48] Jack Black, Hermosa Beach CA, movie actor (“School of Rock”,“Kung Fu Panda”)/rock singer (Tenacious D) COMING UP…Unexpected Race, September 2017

1969 [48] Jason Priestly, Vancouver BC, TV actor (“Brandon Walsh” on “Beverly Hills 90210” 1990-2000)

1981 [36] Jake Owen, Winter Haven FL, country singer (“Barefoot Blue Jean Night”,“Beachin”)

1982 [35] LeAnn Rimes, Pearl MS, country singer (“How Do I Live”)/sold over 20 million records

1986 [31] Florence Welch, London UK, indie rock singer (Florence + The Machine-“Spectrum”)

1986 [31] Armie Hammer, LA CA, movie actor (“The Man from UNCLE”, “The Social Network”) COMING UP…Sorry To Bother You, 2018

• “Bow Tie Day”, saluting the look that involves ‘a ribbon of fabric tied around the collar in a symmetrical manner such that the 2 opposite ends form loops’.

• “Cherry Turnover Day”, celebrating the yummy treat made with a little puff pastry, some cherries, some butter …. and a little more butter.

• “Crackers Over the Keyboard Day”, honoring the time-honored tradition of snacking and web surfing. What’s the worst thing you’ve spilled on your computer keyboard? Or someone else’s?

• “Radio Commercials Day”, commemorating the 1st-ever radio ad, broadcast on this date in 1922. Queensboro Realty received 10 minutes of air time on NYC station WEAF for $100.

• “Red Wine Day”, whether you prefer a fine wine after a hard day at work, with a few of your favorite friends at the local pub, or enjoy a glass or two during dinner with the family, red wine is perfect any time!  Why?
✓ Good for your heart – Grapes are loaded with antioxidants. Resveratrol, a powerful antioxidant, is believed to be the key ingredient in red wine that helps prevent damage to blood vessels, lowers blood pressure and increases the good kind of cholesterol – HDL. One to two glasses of red wine a day raises your good cholesterol by 12 percent and that is good for your heart!
✓ Cancer – Evidence suggests drinking dark red wine may also reduce the risk of colon, lung and prostate cancer as well. Quercetin, another antioxidant in red wine, may also help prevent lung cancer. Drinking one glass of wine three to four times a week may help starve “nascent cancer cells.” Some believe resveratrol attacks cancerous cells and “inhibits their ability to function.”
✓ Brain Power – Resveratrol may also help keep your memory sharp-as-a-whistle.
✓ Colds – Red wine may help keep the common cold at bay!
✓ Red wine may also prevent tooth decay!
✓ Resveratrol testing on animals suggest the antioxidant may also help protect against obesity and diabetes! The skin of red grapes may help regulate blood sugar!
(Never mind the wine….get me a bottle of resveratrol!)

[Tues] Lemon Juice Day
[Tues] According to Hoyle Day
[Wed] Beach Day
[Wed] Toasted Marshmallow Day
This Week Is…Be Kind to Humankind Week
This Month Is…Water Quality Month

2003 [14] During her performance at the MTV Video Music Awards, Madonna infamously plants open-mouth kisses on both Britney Spears & Christina Aguilera

2011 [06] At the MTV Video Music Awards, Katy Perry wins ‘Video Of the Year’ for ‘Firework’

2005 [12] Residents in New Orleans are forced to evacuate their homes and seek refuge in the Louisiana Superdome as Hurricane Katrina bears down on the coastline

2008 [09] At the Democratic National Convention in Denver CO, Illinois senator Barack Obama officially accepts the party’s nomination to be its candidate for US president

1994 [23] 18-year-old Tiger Woods becomes the youngest winner in the history of the US Amateur Golf Championship


✓Stretching before you exercise can lower your performance, making you weaker or slower than you would otherwise be.
✓  When you scratch an itch, you inflict low-level pain on yourself, which temporarily makes the itch go away.
✓ A snail can stay asleep for up to three years.
✓ The word “mortgage” comes from a French word that means “death contract.”
✓ Kanye West interned at the Gap while studying fashion.
✓ By the end of the TV show “Friends,” Joey owed Chandler about $114, 260.

• USA Today: We’re all dead
• The Wall Street Journal: Dow Jones plummets as world ends
• National Enquirer: Brad and Angelina, together again
• Microsoft Systems Journal: Apple loses market share
• Victoria’s Secret catalog: Our final sale!
• Sports Illustrated: Game over
• Wired: The last new thing
• Rolling Stone: the Grateful Dead Reunion Tour
• Readers Digest: ‘Bye’
• Discover Magazine: How will the extinction of all life as we know it affect the way we view the cosmos?
• Ladies Home Journal: Lose 10 lbs by judgment day with our new “Armageddon” diet!
• America Online: System temporarily down. Try calling back in 15 minutes.
• Financial Times: Ten ways you can profit from the Apocalypse
• Time Magazine: Renew your subscription for eternity
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The closest a person ever comes to perfection is on their résumé.

☎ What is one weird food that you always wished you’d had the guts to try? (Maggot Cheese, Menudo, Rocky Mountain Oysters?)

Question: This is the #1 MUST HAVE in dorm rooms for college students. What is it?
Answer: Energy Drinks

Silent people have the loudest minds.

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