Friday, November 11, 2016 – Edition: #5849

Deja Moo!

★ Saturday night Sting is scheduled to reopen the Bataclan music venue in Paris, France a day before the 1st anniversary of the terrorist attack that killed 90 concert-goers. The venue has been shut since gunmen stormed a gig by rock band Eagles of Death Metal. Sting says all revenue from his show is being donated to Life For Paris and 13 Novembre: Fraternite Verite. The singer last played at the venue while on tour with The Police in April 1979. Quote: “We hope to respect the memory as well as the life-affirming spirit of those who fell.”
– CTV News
★ It’s come to light that “The Simpsons” (FOX) predicted a Donald Trump presidency … 16 years ago. In a 2000 flash-forward episode entitled “Bart To the Future”, ‘Bart Simpson’ takes a trip to the White House to visit his sister ‘Lisa’, who’s grown up to become “the first straight female” president of the US. ‘Lisa’ can be heard complaining about the state her predecessor, ‘President Trump’, left the country’s economy in.
– “Hollywood Reporter”
★ The Brad Pitt child abuse investigation has reportedly been closed. The 52-year-old actor made his first red carpet appearance since his high-profile divorce from Angelina Jolie this week at the premiere of the new movie “Allied” in Los Angeles, alongside co-star Marion Cotillard. The Department of Children & Family Services has reportedly closed the investigation after concluding he had not physically abused his son Maddox aboard a private plane.
★ And because you really need to know, Gigi Hadid has revealed the Earth-shattering news that she is in training to get … a ‘perkier bottom’. She’s hoping to shape up in time for the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show. The 21-year-old fashion model, who is dating singer Zayn, is set to grace the runway for the lingerie retailer for the 2nd year in-a-row. The annual TV special is taping on November 30th in Paris, France. It airs December 5th on CBS-TV.
– Bang Showbiz

• “Ellen” (syndicated/CTV2) – Today Brad Paisley (“Moonshine In the Trunk”).
• “Jimmy Kimmel Live” (ABC/CityTV) – Tonight TI (“The Dime Trap” 2017).
• “Last Call With Carson Daly” (NBC) – Tonight Guided by Voices (“Please Be Honest”).
• “The Real” (syndicated) – Today guest co-host Ashanti (“Braveheart”).
• “Saturday Night Live” (NBC/Global) – Comedian Dave Chappelle hosts; musical guest A Tribe Called Quest (“We Got It From Here, Thank You 4 Your Service”).

• Bob Dylan – Today a 36-disc boxed set entitled “Bob Dylan: The 1966 Live Recordings” is out. It contains every known recording from his tours that year. The set is said to provide insight and appreciation for the musical revolution Bob Dylan ignited 50 years ago.
• Drake – He’s heightened rumors that he and Taylor Swift are dating after reports that he went on a recent shopping spree … buying presents for her cats.
• Foo Fighters – Drummer Taylor Hawkins has released a number of side projects over the years but today he’s putting out his 1st that is entirely under his own name. The 6-track release “KOTA” is simply credited to Hawkins.
• Kanye West – He announced last year he was planning a 2020 run for US president and #Kanye2020 was trending on Twitter even before Tuesday’s election results were all in, NBC News reports.
• Michael Bublé – His son Noah has reportedly started treatment for liver cancer. 3-year-old Noah is said to have been diagnosed on November 1st after doctors carried out a liver biopsy.
• Pink Floyd – Today they release a giant, 27-disc box set titled “The Early Years 1965-1972”. According to “Rolling Stone” the set includes 130 tracks clocking in at 12-and-a-half hours in total, including out-takes, unreleased music, and concert recordings. MSRP: circa $570.
• Ronnie Dunn – He’s releasing his new solo album, “Tattooed Heart”, today. It features the lead single “Damn Drunk” with his old partner Kix Brooks helping out. Reba McEntire is also a collaborator on the album. Rascal Flatts’ Jay Demarcus is producer on 11 of the 12 tracks..
• 3 Doors Down – Saturday their 13th annual charity event, The Better Life Foundation Concert, is being staged at Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort in Cherokee NC.
• A Tribe Called Quest – Today the influential hip hop group’s final album, “We Got It From Here, Thank You for Your Service”, is being released. It features contributions form
Andre 3000, Busta Rhymes, Elton John, Jack White, and Kendrick Lamar. A Tribe Called Quest was formed in 1985 in NYC by a group of high school friends.

• “Almost Christmas” ( PG-13 Dramedy ): A dysfunctional family gathers together for their first Christmas since the family matriarch died. Stars Danny Glover, Gabrielle Union, JB Smoove, Kimberly Elise, Mo’Nique, and Omar Epps. The appealing cast and holiday setting should help writer-director David E Talbert (“Baggage Claim”) land his biggest hit yet.
• “Arrival” ( PG13 Sci-Fi Thriller ): Based on Ted Chiang’s sci-fi short story, Denis Villeneuve’s film is said to be challenging for audiences. When mysterious spacecraft touch down across the globe, an elite team, led by a linguist (Amy Adams) and a physicist (Jeremy Renner) strive to learn to communicate with the mysterious aliens.
• “Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk” ( R-Rated War Drama ): Directed by Ang Lee (“Life of Pi”), this Iraq War drama stars Joe Alwyn as the title character, a 19-year-old US Army private who returns to America as a hero and is sent on a cross-country propaganda campaign. Co-stars Kristen Stewart, Garrett Hedlund, Vin Diesel, Steve Martin, and Chris Tucker.
• “Space Jam” ( PG Adventure Comedy Re-release ): Warner Bros and Fathom Events are screening the 1996 film starring Michael Jordan, Bill Murray, ‘Bugs Bunny’ and the rest of ‘Tune Squad’ at 450-plus movie theaters for 2 days (Sunday & Wednesday) to mark the movie’s 20th anniversary. A sequel called “Space Jam 2” starring LeBron James is currently in development.
• Also opening in limited release: “All Eyez On Me” (Tupac Shakur biopic); “Elle” (Drama); “The Love Witch” (Horror Comedy); and “Shut In” (Thriller).

Well, the moment of truth has arrived! Among those who’ve promised (threatened?) they’d move north in the event of a Trump presidency: singer Barbra Streisand, actor Bryan Cranston, TV host Chelsea Handler, retired TV host Jon Stewart, publisher Larry Flynt, actress Lena Dunham, singer Miley Cyrus, actress Neve Campbell (she’d be a returning Canadian), musician Ne-Yo, TV personality Raven Symone, actress/TV host Rosie O’Donnell, author Stephen King, and comedian/TV panelist Whoopi Goldberg. (The population if about to bulge!)

✓ Turn off the lights when you leave a room.
✓ Find a dog. Hug it.
✓ Put your phone away when having dinner with friends.
✓ If you can, go and give blood.
✓ Pass on your favorite book to someone.
✓ Spend an evening baking. And take the results into work.
✓ Pick some litter up off the street and put it in the trash.
✓ Talk less, listen more.
✓ Be patient with children. You too were a tiny idiot once.
✓ Surprise someone with an unexpected gift.
✓ Call your parents.
✓ Support independent businesses.
✓ Give stuff away that you don’t use.
✓ Wait your turn.
✓ And most importantly … just be kind.

A few unusual alternatives to traditional dieting …
• Beware of ‘Healthy’ Foods – Just because it’s called a ‘salad’ doesn’t mean it’s wholesome. Especially if it contains eggs, bacon, croutons, creamy dressing, etc.
• Buy More Food Without Labels – Put a limit on food that comes in a box, can, or wrapper. The fewer preservatives, additives, and chemicals food has, the healthier it is.
• Discover Your Signature Style – Everything you put on your body gives off signals that can captivate a room or turn people off. So rock the clothing that gets you the most compliments and makes you feel good.
• Give Food Your Undivided Attention – When you eat, dine. If you chow down while watching “Glee”, you will end up consuming more and possibly not remember eating in the first place.
• Wear Black Opaque Tights – They make legs look thinner; they’re a stylish way to deal with cooler temps; and they can hide a multitude of lower limb flaws.
• Wear Heels – Sure they can be painful but they instantly add sexiness to any outfit, regardless of the body that sits on top of them. They also make legs look longer and, therefore, the rest of you appear thinner.
– “Cosmopolitan”

• People who get less than 7 hours sleep a night consume the equivalent of 4 extra slices of toast each day.
– “Daily Telegraph”
• Replacing the artificial coloring in blue M&Ms would require twice the current global supply of the natural alternative.
– “New York Times”


1960 [56] Stanley Tucci, Peekskill NY, movie actor (“The Hunger Games” films, “The Devil Wears Prada”)

1962 [54] Demi (Demetria) Moore, Roswell NM, movie actress (“Margin Call”, “Ghost”)/former Mrs Ashton Kutcher 2005-12/former Mrs Bruce Willis 1987-2000

1964 [52] Calista Flockhart, Freeport IL, TV actress (“Brothers & Sisters” 2006-11, “Ally McBeal” 1997-2002)/wed to actor Harrison Ford since 2010

1974 [42] Leonardo DiCaprio, Hollywood CA, movie star (“The Revenant”, “The Wolf of Wall Street”)

TV sportscaster Al Michaels (“NBC Sunday Night Football”) is 72; Classic rock singer Neil Young (“Old Man”) is 71; TV actress Cote de Pablo (“NCIS”) is 37; Movie actor Ryan Gosling (“La La Land”) is 36; Movie actress Anne Hathaway (“Les Misérables”) is 34.

TV actor Chris Noth (“The Good Wife”) is 62; TV personality Whoopi Goldberg (“The View”) is 61; Late night TV host Jimmy Kimmel (“Jimmy Kimmel Live”) is 49; Movie actor Gerard Butler (“Olympus Has Fallen”) is 47; Rock bassist Nikolai Fraiture (The Strokes) is 38.

• “Martinmas”, when they’ll stage the annual “Martinmas Goose Celebration” at the town hall in Sursee, Switzerland. Blindfolded participants try to cut down a suspended goose with a single sword stroke. The warm weather that (sometimes) occurs around this time is called ‘St Martin’s Summer’ in Europe, ‘Indian Summer’ in North America (uh, maybe ‘Native Summer’?).
• “Origami Day”, celebrating the ancient Japanese art of paper-folding. Scrunch, scrunch, scrunch, hey look what I made … it’s a flu virus!
• “Red Lipstick Day”, a movement to support women of courage and strength – the heroes and survivors of sexual violence, abuse, and female circumcision.
• “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.
• “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’.
• “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.

• “Fancy Rat & Mouse Day”, a day set aside for people who appreciate pets … that are vermin.
• “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.

• “World Kindness Day”. (Sponsored by the ‘Global Society of Eternally Hopeless Optimists’.)

2004 [12] M’hammed Soumayah, bodyguard for Liza Minelli, sues the aging singer for $100 million for allegedly forcing him to have sex with her or be fired

2006 [10] Carrie Underwood tops the ‘Billboard Country Songs’ chart with “Before He Cheats”

2011 [05] The clock registers 11:11 on 11-11-11 (a hot date for many couples to wed)

2009 [07] Then-19-year-old country music sensation Taylor Swift becomes the youngest artist to ever win ‘Entertainer Of the Year’ at the “CMA Awards”

[Mon] ‘Super Moon’
[Mon] Spicy Guacamole Day
[Mon] Operating Room Nurse Day
[Mon] World Orphan Day
[Tues] Clean Out Your Refrigerator Day
This Week Is … Hunger & Homeless Awareness Week
This Month Is … Epilepsy Awareness Month


• “Trump Seeking Unpaid Contractors to Paint White House Gold”
• “Putin Responds ‘Maybe’ to Trump’s Facebook Invite to His Inauguration”
• “Pageant Organizer Wins Ultimate Pageant, Crowns Himself ‘Mr America'”
• “For Some Reason Scott Baio Sings at Inauguration”
• “Earthquakes Reported in Rochester NY Turn Out to Just Be Susan B Anthony Rolling in Her Grave”
• “President Adds Corners to Oval Office”
• “Barron Trump Named Nation’s First Child Cybersecurity Czar”
• “Trump Insiders Reveal President Asked to Change the Nuke Codes to ‘1234’”
• “10 Wacky Ways to Avoid Being Sent to Trump’s Labor Camps!”
– Thanks to Broti Gupta & Katie Barsotti

He who uses bad language is an ignorant schmuck.

☎ What’s the best product you’ve ever bought for your phone?

Question: Almost half of surveyed adults admit they do THIS more after the Fall time change.
Answer: Spend more time online.

Knowledge has never been known to enter the head via an open mouth.

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