Friday, November 10, 2017 – Edition: #6095

Here’s More Bull Roar!

★ Grey’s Anatomy is going to make Katherine Heigl’s character Izzie Stevens — and several other characters from the past — a huge part of its 300th episode… but not in the way you’d expect. The show’s writers have concocted a 300th episode that pays tribute to the show’s history with a storyline where a freak rollercoaster accident will fill up hospital beds with patients who look shockingly similar to past residents Izzie Stevens (Katherine Heigl), George O’Malley (T. R. Knight) and Cristina Yang (Sandra Oh) — but they’ll be played by new actors.  That causes the current staff of Grey Sloan Memorial Hospital to remember those previous characters and want to fight for these ones to live.
(Shouldn’t they want them to live regardless??)
★ Kevin Spacey is being cut out of Ridley Scott’s upcoming film about oil magnate J Paul Getty.  He is being replaced by Christopher Plummer a little more than a month before its release. As fresh allegations of sexual harassment against a teenage boy were directed at the double Oscar-winning Spacey, Plummer was beginning reshoots in the role of Getty for the film ‘All The Money In The World’.
★ Corey Feldman has officially filed a report with police over claims he was sexually abused as a child, and now a criminal investigation has been launched. Cops wouldn’t confirm the identity of a suspect, but Feldman has been very vocal about the alleged rampant abuse in Hollywood, and last week he publicly accused a man named John Grissom as one of his abusers.
★ J.K Simmons has admitted he loved playing J. Jonah Jameson in Sam Raimi’s three ‘Spider-Man’ movies so much that he would happily return to play the character in Marvel’s new Spider-Man franchise…but he might be too old.  According to Simmons, ”That was a great, great time and huge for my career…and just pure fun. If there were an opportunity to revisit that … I don’t know though. How old is ‘Spider-Man’ going to be if J. Jonah Jameson is this old?”
(He WAS the perfect actor for that role.)
★ Gal Gadot will receive the Rising Star Award at the Palm Springs International Film Festival’s 2018 Awards Gala. She will be presented with the prize at the ceremony on January 2, for her ”universally praised” portrayal of DC Comics superhero ‘Wonder Woman’, a role which saw her appear in the 2017 Wonder Woman movie, 2016’s ‘Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice’ and ‘Justice League’, which is out on November 17.

• “The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon” (NBC/CTV): Taraji P. Henson, Miley Cyrus ( R )
• “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” (CBS/Global): William H. Macy
• “Late Night with Seth Meyers” (NBC/CTV): Heidi Klum, Sen. Bernie Sanders, Imagine Dragons, Anton Fig ( R )
• “The Late Late Show with James Corden” (CBS/CTV): Don Johnson, Minnie Driver, Barns Courtney ( R )
• “The View” (ABC/CTV): Day of Hot Topics
• “The Talk” (CBS): Matt LeBlanc, Laurie Gelman, guest co-host Grant Show
• “Live with Kelly and Ryan” (ABC/CTV): John Lithgow, Jay Pharoah, guest co-host Jenna Dewan Tatum
• “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” (NBC/CTV): Owen Wilson, Chris Long, St. Vincent

• “Saturday Night Live” (NBC): Host Tiffany Haddish with musical guest Taylor Swift

• “Watch What Happens Live” (Bravo): Kandi Burruss, Tameka “Tiny” Harris, Latocha Scott, Tamika Scott
• “Robert Kirkman’s Secret History of Comics” (AMC): In the series premiere, the work of Jack Kirby and Stan Lee is examined, including how Kirby’s artwork and Lee’s writing started a comic-book revolution.

• Taylor Swift – With her ‘Reputation’ album being unleashed on the world today, apparently the  tracklist has already been leaked.  If the rumors are to be believed, Reputation will boast 15 tracks, including one called ‘End Game’, which features both Ed Sheeran and Future. There is also (allegedly) a song with the title ‘This Is Why We Can’t Have Nice Things’.
• Harry Styles – his record label boss wants him to emulate the likes of Sir Elton John and David Bowie in their prime by releasing albums on a very regular basis. Sony CEO Rob Stringer points out that acts like Elton, Bowie and The Clash sometimes put out records every 10 months.  Stringer thinks Styles should be thinking about his next release now, while he is touring his debut solo album.  (People also used to buy albums then…)
• Walk the Moon – shared new song, ‘Kamikaze,’ earlier this week.  It is the fourth advance track from the album ‘What If Nothing’, which hits stores today.  ‘Kamikaze’ follows previously released songs ‘One Foot’, ‘Headphones’ and ‘Surrender’.
• Meek Mill – is now “Pa. Inmate ND8400″ after checking in at the state prison at Camp Hill near Harrisburg PA.   Mill, real name Robert Rihmeek Willi was found to have violated his parole terms, and a judge sentenced the rapper to 2-4 years.  Mill has a history of multiple arrests and parole violations.
•  Gord Downie – his deeply personal final solo album ‘Introduce Yerself’ climbed to the top of the Canadian charts in its first week.  The 23-song album arrived in stores the week after Downie musician died of brain cancer at 53.
• Robert Plant – will be honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award by the UK Americana Music Association as part of their 2018 awards event in London on February 1. The group’s highest honor goes to a UK artist for outstanding contribution to the Americana genre over the span of a career and life in music.
•  Nickelback – are going Vegas. They are set for a residency at ‘The Joint’ at the  Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas early next year.  Billed as the band’s only North American dates in 2018, the five-night run in support of “Feed The Machine” begins February 23.
• Miranda Lambert – has been announced as a headliner for the Country Jam 2018.  She joins Brantley Gilbert, Brett Eldredge and Florida Georgia Line.  The four-day event takes place at Jam Ranch, outside of Grand Junction, Colo. June 14-17.
• Brad Paisley – and CCR legend John Fogerty united Nov. 6 for a 14-song performance in front of the USS Iowa in Los Angeles. The show was presented by Jimmy Kimmel Live! as a  Veteran’s Day tribute. The combined set featured hits from both artists, including Fogerty’s ‘Bad Moon Rising’ and ‘Proud Mary’ and Paisley’s ‘Old Alabama’ and ‘American Saturday Night’.

• “Murder on the Orient Express” (PG-13, Drama/Mystery):  From the novel by Agatha Christie: The story of thirteen stranded strangers & one man’s race to solve the puzzle before the murderer strikes again. (Kenneth Branagh, Penélope Cruz, Willem Dafoe, Judi Dench)

• “Daddy’s Home 2” (PG-13, Comedy):  Dusty and Brad have joined forces to provide their kids with the perfect Christmas. Their newfound partnership is put to the test when Dusty’s old-school, macho Dad and Brad’s ultra-affectionate and emotional Dad arrive just in time to throw the holiday into complete chaos. (Mark Wahlberg, Mel Gibson, Will Ferrell)

• “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” (R-Rated, Drama):  When local authorities fail to solve her daughter’s murder, a mother personally challenges them to catch the culprit. (Frances McDormand, Woody Harrelson, Sam Rockwell)

• “Mayhem” (R-Rated, Action/Adventure):  A virus spreads through a office complex causing white collar workers to act out their worst impulses. (Steven Yeun, Samara Weaving, Steven Brand)

Someone has finally managed to go one better…or worse than the traditional ‘Ugly Christmas Sweater’.   An online retailer is selling Ugly Christmas—and Hanukkah—rompers for men…just in time for the holidays. are the culprits…and the rompers are just what you are imagining…onesies for men styled up beautifully in traditional holiday colors and adornments.  If you act quickly, you can buy the most embarrassing thing that you could possibly wear at Christmastime for the low price of just US $99.99.  But that sale price ends Sunday night. After that, they go up to $139.99.  The rompers come in four different styles: an elf, Santa, “classic,” and an “It’s Lit” version for those who celebrate Hanukkah.  The good news?  Each romper has a zipper fly in the front.
How bad are they?
(If you are buying this for someone else…keep your receipt!)
(The only uglier thing that I expect to see over the holidays is my credit card bill!)
(It’s no wonder some people dread the holidays…)

The Twitter character limit has now officially doubled.   Twitter rolled out its new 280 character limit for tweets this week.  Testing first began on the extended tweet lengths with a select group of users in late September.  It was a controversial announcement that caused some to question the platform’s priorities and others, who are into this kind of thing, to turn to unofficial workarounds to gain access to longer tweets.  The new 280-character limit does not apply to those who tweet in Chinese, Japanese and Korean.  That’s because writing in those languages requires fewer characters.
(I can think of one character on Twitter who will probably never change!)
(Does ths. mean we cn gt rd of som of thse rdclous shrtfrms?)
-AP, BusinessInsider

☞ Ordering twice, with different bartenders.  (That’s easily solved.  Drink twice.)
☞ Not having your money ready.  (But does HE have my drink ready?  Oh.  Yes, yes he does.)
☞ Expecting table service.  Don’t order and then walk to your seat.  (Because if he has to jump the bar, it won’t be to bring your drink…)
☞ Not saying please or thank you. (Fair enough…)
☞ Not knowing what you want to order.  (You’ve been waiting to order for 10 minutes, and you couldn’t make up your mind then?(
☞ Being ridiculously specific.  “Can I get three-and-a-half ice-cubes and an eighth of a lime with that?”  (If you do that, he’ll get the ice cubes out of the empty glass that was just brought back from a table!
☞ Ordering in bits.  If you want two gin and tonics, ask for two.  Don’t wait until one is ready and make him start all over. (People do this?)
☞ Snapping your fingers in hopes you will be served next.  Punishable by being served….never!  (I understand waiters really like this too!  Try it.)
(Oh, also not tipping!)


1944 [73] (Sir) Tim Rice, Amersham UK, lyricist who’s worked with Andrew Lloyd Webber (“Jesus Christ Superstar”, “Evita”) and Elton John (“The Lion King”, “Aida”)

1963 [54] Hugh Bonneville, London UK, TV actor (‘Robert Crawley’ on “Downton Abbey” 2010-15)/movie actor (“Paddington”, “The Monuments Men”)

1968 [49] Tracy Morgan, NYC, comedian/TV actor (“30 Rock” 2006-13, “Saturday Night Live” 1996-2006)

1968 [49] Chris Cagle, DeRidder LA, country singer (‘What Kinda Gone’, ‘I Breathe In, I Breathe Out’)

1969 [48] Ellen Pompeo, Everett MA, TV actress (‘Dr Meredith Grey’ on “Grey’s Anatomy” since 2005)

1975 [42] Jim Adkins, Mesa AZ, rock singer-guitarist (Jimmy Eat World-‘Pain’, ‘The Middle’)

1983 [34] Miranda Lambert, Lindale TX, country singer (‘Vice’, ‘The House That Built Me’)/ex-Mrs Blake Shelton

1960 [57] Stanley Tucci, Peekskill NY, movie actor (“The Hunger Games” films, “The Devil Wears Prada”)

1962 [55] Demi (Demetria) Moore, Roswell NM, movie actress (“G.I. Jane”, “Ghost”)/former Mrs Ashton Kutcher 2005-12/former Mrs Bruce Willis 1987-2000

1964 [53] Calista Flockhart, Freeport IL, TV actress (“Brothers & Sisters” 2006-11, “Ally McBeal” 1997-2002)/wed to actor Harrison Ford since 2010

1974 [43] Leonardo DiCaprio, Hollywood CA, movie star (“The Revenant”, “The Wolf of Wall Street”)

TV sportscaster Al Michaels (“NBC Sunday Night Football”) is 73; Classic rock singer Neil Young (“Old Man”) is 72; TV actress Cote de Pablo (“NCIS”) is 38; Movie actor Ryan Gosling (“La La Land”) is 37; Movie actress Anne Hathaway (“Les Misérables”) is 35.

• “Vanilla Cupcakes Day”. While they may not be most people’s favorite cupcake, hardly anyone dislikes them.  Another advantage is that any kind of frosting tastes good on them. (You’ll notice it is plural….‘CupcakeSSS’…)

• “Forget-Me-Not Day”, a day for remembering those whose lives have touched us in some way. You’re encouraged to think of people who had an impact on your life and the way in which they changed it. (Then go see a lawyer and file charges.)

• “Sesame Street Day”, saluting the 1969 debut of the landmark children’s TV show on PBS-TV. Teaching kids while they play and have fun … what a concept!

• “Sleep Dangerously Night”, a night to switch sides of the bed with your partner. (Careful!)

• “World Science Day for Peace & Development, established by UNESCO in 2001.

• “Accounting Day”, an annual observance to promote the profession and provide an opportunity for networking among accountants in public practice, industry, and government. (Sounds exciting.)

• “Remembrance Day”, commemorating the end of WWI at 11 am on the 11th day of the 11th month in 1918.  It’s observed in Canada & the UK, and in Belgium & France as “Armistice Day”. The original tradition is to observe 2 minutes silence at 11 am.

• “Veterans’ Day” in the USA, the 97th annual observance originally called “Armistice Day”, then renamed in 1954. The day now honors all American military veterans.

• “Origami Day”, celebrating the ancient Japanese art of paper-folding. Scrunch, scrunch, scrunch, hey look what I made … it’s a flu virus!

• “National Sundae Day”, did you know that the most expensive sundae on record sold for $1,000? It had five scoops of rich vanilla ice cream, edible gold leafs, candied fruit, expensive chocolate, and was served in a crystal goblet with a golden spoon.

• “Singles Day” in China, begun by college students in the 1990s as a version of Valentines Day honoring all those who’ve yet to wed. It has developed into a major shopping day for gifts to woo that special someone. It’s scheduled on 11-11 because it’s the date with the most ‘singles’.

• “Pizza With the Works Except Anchovies Day”. The world’s first true pizzeria, Antica Pizzeria Port’Alba, opened in 1830 and is still in business today in Naples, Italy. Italian immigrant Gennaro Lombardi opened the first North American pizzeria in 1895 in NYC. Pizza is now consumed all over the world …with or without anchovies.

• “World Pneumonia Day”, an annual forum for the world to stand together and demand action in the fight against the deadly lung inflammation. More than 100 organizations representing the interests of children staged the first observance in 2009.

• “Chicken Soup for the Soul Day”, honoring the sappy series of feel-good books.

• “Happy Hour Day”,  a marketing term for a period of time in which a restaurant or bar offers discounts on alcoholic drinks, such as beer, wine and cocktails. In some European countries like the Netherlands, the price of an alcoholic drink is regulated and selling them at half price is prohibited. During happy hour, a customer gets double the amount of drinks instead. (Or just sees twice as many…)

2002 [15] Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Tom Petty, Elvis Costello, Lenny Kravitz, and Brian Setzer guest star on “The Simpsons” in an episode where they run a rock & roll fantasy camp

2012 [05] Justin Bieber & Selena Gomez announce their break-up after dating for about a year (Bieber plays an acoustic version of Justin Timberlake’s ‘Cry Me A River’ at his show in Boston MA) …and now they are apparently back together…

2013 [04] At the MTV Europe Awards, Miley Cyrus smokes a joint while accepting the ‘Best Video’ award for ‘Wrecking Ball’ (the ceremony is held in Amsterdam, so pot is legal)

2014 [03] ‘Uptown Funk’ single is released by Bruno Mars (winner, Billboard Song of the Year 2015, Grammy Record Of The Year, Grammy Song of the Year 2016)

2007 [10] For the first time, country(ish) artists occupy the top 3 spots on the all-genre ‘Billboard 200  albums chart (Carrie Underwood’s ‘Carnival Ride’; Alison Krauss & Robert Plant’s ‘Raising Sand’; Gary Allan’s ‘Living Hard’)

1996 [21] Miami Dolphins pivot Dan Marino becomes the first NFL quarterback to pass for 50,000 career yards and the 1st to reach 4,000 completions


✓ Kobe Bryant was named after Kobe Beef from Japan.
✓ John Travolta owns a Boeing 707 and his house has an airport.
✓ Justin Timberlake’s half-eaten piece of french toast sold for $1025 on eBay.
✓ Before acting, Tom Cruise wanted to be a Catholic priest.
✓ The same two turtles played Rocky Balboa’s pets in the films “Rocky” (1976) and “Rocky Balboa,”(2006).
✓ The horse head used in “The Godfather” was real.

• “Geez, you’re awfully puffy looking today!”
• “I finished the Oreos”
• “Not to imply anything, but I don’t think the kid weighs 40 pounds.”
• “Y’know, looking at her, you’d never guess that Chrissy Teigen had a baby!”
• “Well, couldn’t they induce labor? The Super Bowl is on the 4th too.”
• “Fred at the office passed a stone the size of a pea. Boy, that’s gotta hurt!”
• “Maybe we should name the baby after my secretary, Tawney.”
• “Get your OWN ice cream!”
• “Got milk?”

• Whyzit people passing other people in boats wave at each other? People in cars do not do this. (“Hi! I am on a boat, too!”)
• Whyzit the pizza box is square; the pizza is round; and the slice is triangular?
• Whyzit cartoon characters wear the same outfit in every single episode?
• Whyzit we feel it necessary to look in the mirror after puking or crying?
• Whyzit we call them ‘chicken fingers’ when chickens don’t have any?
• Whyzit people say “Heads up!” when they actually mean “Duck!!!!”?
• Whyzit called a double-‘U’ when it’s actually two ‘V’s put together?
• Whyzit the space bar makes a louder noise than the other keys?
• Whyzit we call it a ‘pair of pants’ when it’s just one?
• Whyzit people always moan when they stretch?

It’s okay, password, I’m insecure too.

☎ What is your phobia?

Question:  There is no copyright or patent protection on these. What are they?
Answer:  Magic tricks

It’s hard to win an argument with a smart person, but it’s darn near impossible to win an argument with a stupid person.

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