Tuesday, November 7, 2017 – Edition: #6092

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★ Patton Oswalt and Meredith Salenger walked down the aisle in front of all of their close friends and family members at Jim Henson Studios in Los Angeles on Saturday.  Oswalt took to social media to share with his followers a pic of the happy pair walking hand in hand with his 8-year-old daughter Alice, who was, of course, their flower girl. The two confirmed their relationship back in June when they stepped out together at the premiere of ‘Baby Driver’.
★ Mark Hamill has confirmed that Luke Skywalker doesn’t turn to the Dark Side in ‘Star Wars’.  His explanation: “In ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’, Luke has lost confidence in his ability to make good choices. It haunts him to the core. But he hasn’t gone to the dark side. This isn’t an evil version of him. But it’s still an incarnation of the character I never expected. It has pulled me out of my comfort zone. It’s a real challenge.” ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ is set for release on December 15, with ‘Episode IX’ scheduled to drop in December 2019.
★ Jimmy Fallon‘s mother, Gloria, died on Saturday at a hospital in New York City.  She was 68. A rep for the Fallon family says that, “ Jimmy was at his mother’s bedside, along with her loved ones, when she passed away at NYU Langone Medical Center in NYC.  Our prayers go out to Jimmy and his family as they go through this tough time.” Just one day earlier, Fallon canceled a taping of “The Tonight Show” for what was called at the time “a private family matter.”
★ Megan Fox doesn’t think there is any ”morality or integrity” on Hollywood movie sets.  She has slammed studios for focusing solely on money rather than people’s feelings.  Fox says that  ”There are some very dark, negative things that go on on-set, between actors or between actors and directors – specifically to actresses – that we have to go through. When it’s a 100-million-plus budget, the value for human life isn’t anything. It’s all about getting that shot on time so that we make our money back. People get hurt in the process.”  Fox says that if there were a way to change things, she would.
★  Julianna Margulies has spoken out about her harrowing experience with director Steven Seagal.  Margulies says she narrowly escaped a hotel room meeting with Seagal, who has been accused of sexual harassment by multiple women, before things could take a turn for the worse. Margulies, who was then 23 years old, was persuaded to meet Seagal late at night by a female casting director who insisted he wanted to go over a scene.
★ Tom Hardy has sparked uproar among neighbors after erecting a chrome chimney.  Apparently some of his fellow Richmond, U.K. residents claim he put up the structure without the proper permits.  The local council has reportedly received a string of complaints about the new chimney, which has been described by locals as a ”truly awful blot on the landscape”.


• “Jimmy Kimmel Live” (ABC/Global): Carey Mulligan, Gael Garcia Bernal, Darius Rucker
• “The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon” (NBC/CTV): Will Ferrell, Sam Smith
• “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” (CBS/Global): Jason Segel, Jeff Fager, Lesley Stahl, Mavis Staples
• “Late Night with Seth Meyers” (NBC/CTV): John Lithgow, Jonathan Groff, Michael Lewis, Nathan Davilmar
• “The Late Late Show with James Corden” (CBS/CTV): Rainn Wilson, Jack Whitehall
• “Conan” (TBS/Comedy): Keegan-Michael Key, Jon Dore
• “Watch What Happens Live” (Bravo): Kate Hudson, Colin Hanks
• “The View” (ABC/CTV): Donna Brazile
• “Live with Kelly and Ryan” (ABC/CTV): Will Ferrell, Kate Bosworth, Why Don’t We
• “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” (NBC/CTV): Adam Levine, Idris Elba, Maroon 5
• “The Voice” NBC): The Knockouts, Part 3. The “knockout rounds” continue with coaches Miley Cyrus, Jennifer Hudson, Adam Levine and Blake Shelton’s strongest team members remaining from the battle rounds.

• Kanye West – has returned to the stage for first time in almost a year.  He joined Kid Cudi at a concert in Chicago on Saturday.  Last November, West canceled the remainder of his Saint Pablo tour following a few shows wrapped in controversy. Soon after, he was hospitalized due to exhaustion.
• Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs – has changed his name – again.  Combs, who is also known as Puff Daddy and P. Diddy, revealed on his 48th birthday on Saturday that he now wants to be known as Brother Love. (This is what happens when he doesn’t see his name in the headlines for a while…)
• Taylor Swift – her rapid-fire method of releasing new singles and videos appears to be paying off. She has moved into second place in the rankings of YouTube Vevo channel subscribers with just under 26 million, narrowly surpassing Rihanna.  Justin Bieber ranks #1 with over 32 million.
• Kelly Clarkson – wants to do a song with Pink.  Clarkson believes the two have “similar musical influences” and she is a huge fan of Pink’s music.  Quote:   I haven’t had the chance yet to work with her.  I think if you project it enough, it might happen, right?”
• Wham! – former member Andrew Ridgeley has split with his wife, Bananarama singer Keren Woodward.  The two have called time on their 25-year relationship for the second time, but have vowed to remain amicable because they share ”great affection” for each other.  The two split briefly in 2015.
• Arcade Fire – are reportedly struggling to fill arenas across North America on their current tour. They are currently on the road in support of latest album ‘Everything Now’, and reports are that they are playing to around 5,000 fans in venues that hold 10,000-20,000 people.
• Journey – former drummer Deen Castronovo has joined supergroup The Dead Daisies.  Other members include John Corabi (ex Motley Crue), Doug Aldrich (ex Whitesnake), David Lowy and Marco Mendoza (Thin Lizzy).  They are getting set to start work on what will be the band’s fourth studio album.
• Paul McCartney – made a guest appearance with Steven Van Zandt’s band in London Saturday night, as the pair completed what Van Zandt called “unfinished business.”  He was referring to a Springsteen show in 2012, where McCartney’s guest appearance was cut short when power to the stage was cut.  The pair teamed up to sing “I Saw Her Standing There”.
• Yoko Ono – considers herself part of the ‘young generation’.  The 84-year-old says she is excited about the future because she thinks “the young generation is very wise. And I include myself in that”. (The young generation is probably wise enough to know that you ain’t young!)
• Carrie Underwood – has been a CMA Awards co-host every year since 2008, and this year, she says she’s finally bringing a plus-one.  Her husband Mike Fisher recently retired from the NHL, and she plans to make the most of his newly open schedule.
• Kenny Chesney – has became the first artist to land a live album atop the Billboard 200 in seven years.  His ‘Live in No Shoes Nation’ debuted at Number One. Not only is it the first live album since the ‘Hope for Haiti Now’ compilation in 2010 to rule the Billboard 200, it is also the highest-selling live album since Paul McCartney’s ‘Back in the U.S. Live 2002′ debuted with 224,000 copies 15 years ago.

• “Ingrid Goes West” (R-Rated, Comedy):  An unhinged social media stalker moves to LA and insinuates herself into the life of an Instagram star. (Aubrey Plaza, Elizabeth Olsen, O’Shea Jackson Jr.)
• “The Limehouse Golem” (Not Rated, Mystery/Suspense):  A series of murders has shaken the community to the point where people believe that only a legendary creature from dark times – the mythical so-called Golem – must be responsible. (Douglas Booth, Olivia Cooke, Sam Reid)
• “The Journey Is the Destination” (R-Rated, Drama):  Inspired by the true story of Dan Eldon, a charismatic young artist, explorer and photo journalist, who led a group of unlikely teens on a safari across Africa to deliver aid to a refugee camp in Malawi in 1990. The film follows Dan as he then finds himself covering a famine and spiraling civil war in Somalia. (Kelly Macdonald, Ella Purnell, Maria Bello)
• “The Journey” (PG-13, Drama):  During the 2006 Northern Ireland peace talks, Sinn Fein leader Martin McGuiness and Democratic Party leader Ian Paisley are forced to travel by car together. (Timothy Spall, Colm Meaney, John Hurt)

The iPhone X was released to great fanfare on Friday.  Early impressions?  Don’t drop it.
Apple’s tenth-anniversary iPhone has a fancy new look with a nearly bezel-less screen, glass back and stainless steel frame.  Like the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus, the glass back allows the X to have wireless charging– but it also means you now have two breakable surfaces to worry about. There have been a number of disappointed shoppers who found that accidentally dropping the $1,000 phone from pocket level (about 3 feet) invariably causes some degree of breakage to either the screen, the back, or both.  Online testers have also determined that it usually only takes one bad drop to break the glass.  Some have reported that the glass shattered completely.  If you haven’t spent the extra bucks for the AppleCare+ insurance plan, replacing the screen can set you back US $279. The glass back?  $550.  So no matter how proud you are of your new cutting-edge technological marvel, put a case on it….NOW!
(Covering an expensive object that you carry down the street…in glass…what could go wrong?)
(If your iPhone X broke, is it an iPhone EX?)
-Cnet, Twitter

People tend to gain anywhere from 1-5lbs over the holidays, and never lose it. The vast majority of people’s weight gain happens exclusively during the holiday season.  Here is how NOT to:

1.  Start building serious muscle: Building muscle sounds like gaining weight, which can be completely true. But there’s another side to that coin.  Not only can you build muscle without packing on a ton of fat, but building muscle can actually help you get leaner. One pound of muscle typically burns about 3x more calories per day than one pound of fat. (Build muscle?  I knew there would be a catch…)
2.  Find yourself a source of accountability:  Someone or something that won’t let you skip out on your training session or eat that dessert when you’ve already eaten dessert three times this week.  It could be scheduling a vacation two months from now, scheduling a photoshoot, or hiring a Personal Trainer. But have some external source of accountability.  (I do.  My clothes.)
3.  Make momentum work for you: Build some momentum by piling up little wins.  The premise goes like this: set up little things that you can do throughout your day that bring you closer to your goal or support a healthy lifestyle. It could be something as simple as drinking a glass of water right when you wake up, or having a protein shake for breakfast. What matters is that you get a win, celebrate that win, and then move on to your next win.  (Only ate half the donuts.  WIN!)
4. Don’t be scared of cardio:  Cardio has a whole host of benefits, including making you better in the gym. If you’ve got a more efficient cardiovascular system, you can have more productive lifting sessions. If you have more productive lifting sessions you’ll wind up with a better body.
Cardio is also excellent for burning calories.  (If I shouldn’t be scared of cardio, why does it always make me run?)


1943 [74] Joni Mitchell, Fort Macleod, AB, folk singer (‘Big Yellow Taxi’, ‘Free Man in Paris’)

1960 [57] Tommy Thayer, Portland, OR, rock guitarist (KISS since 2002, Black ‘n Blue)

1967 [50] David Guetta, Paris, France, DJ (‘Turn Me On’, ‘Without You’)/producer (Lady Gaga, Black Eyed Peas)

1983 [34] Zach Myers, Memphis TN, rock guitarist (Shinedown-‘Second Chance’, ‘The Crow and the Butterfly’)

1988 [29] Tinie Tempah (Patrick Okogwu Jr), London UK, rapper (w/2 Chainz-‘Trampoline’, w/Eric Turner-‘Written In the Stars’)

1996 [21] Lorde (Ella Yelich-O’Connor), Devonport, New Zealand, pop singer-songwriter (‘Team’, ‘Royals’)

• “Bittersweet Chocolate With Almonds Day”,  celebrating a particular combination of flavors – dark, bitter chocolate and toasted almonds. This is one of the oldest recipes involving chocolate in the English-speaking world.  Hey, chocolate with ‘whatever’ works for me!

• “Notary Public Day”, initiated in 1975 to honor the officers who ‘administer oaths and statutory declarations, witness and authenticate documents, and perform certain other acts varying from jurisdiction-to-jurisdiction’.  (Almost as exciting as “Accountants Day”)

• “International Merlot Day”, saluting the wine made from the most widely-planted grape in France, which also grows well in Argentina, Australia, California, and Switzerland. Hmm, how should we celebrate?

• “Hug A Bear Day”, it isn’t about the big fuzzy beasts that roam the forests munching on nuts and berries, and once a year or so bust out the fishing skills to scoop up salmon from the teeming rivers.  Hugging one of those could in fact lead to a very bad day. This day is about our loyal, trusty fuzzy stuffed Teddy Bear.

• “Little League Girls Day”, in honor of New Jersey’s brave foray in equal opportunity sports for tomboys in 1973, when that state became the first to allow girls to play Little League baseball.

[Wed] Cook Something Bold Day
[Wed] National Parents as Teachers Day
[Thurs] World Freedom Day
[Thurs] Carl Sagan Day

2010 [07] Queen Elizabeth II launches a Facebook page (but no one is allowed to ‘poke’ or ‘friend’ her)

2011 [06] Physician Conrad Murray is found guilty of manslaughter in the drug-fueled death of Michael Jackson

2011 [06] 23-year-old Adele has laser surgery on her vocal chords at a Boston MA hospital after being forced to cancel tour dates due to throat problems

2014 [03] At the annual Stand Up For Heroes benefit event, 2 wealthy fans bid $300,000 to eat lasagne with Bruce Springsteen at his house

2016 [01] Leonard Cohen, Canadian poet and singer-songwriter (‘Suzanne’, ‘Hallelujah’), dies at 82

2000 [17] Hillary Rodham Clinton is elected to the US Senate, becoming the 1st former First Lady to win public office

2001 [16] Tim McGraw is 1st named ‘Entertainer Of the Year’ at the CMA Awards

2012 [05] US voters in the states of Colorado and Washington approve the legalization of recreational use of marijuana


✓ The first tin cans were so thick they had to be hammered open.
✓ A single strand of spaghetti is called spaghetto.
✓ Bananas are the best selling item at Walmart.
✓ Eating spinach and eggs gives you faster reflexes.
✓ The average American will eat 35,000 cookies in their lifetime.
✓ In 2008, an attempt in Iran to beat the record for the world’s biggest sandwich failed when the impatient crowd ate it before it was measured.

• Your cheese log has become a Chia Pet.
• Cottage cheese or guacamole? You make the call.
• You don’t remember buying that green cotton candy.
• One glass of grape juice and you’re hammered!
• You haven’t had to buy penicillin in years.
– First published in “BS” 1996
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• If you’re doing the speed limit, you’re in the way.
• It’s not an optical illusion. It just looks like one.
• People never grow up; they just learn how to act in public.
• The tongue must be heavy indeed, because so few people can hold it.
• The minute a man is convinced that he is interesting, he isn’t.
• I’ve discovered the whole problem with the National Debt. Most of us work 5 days a week and the government spends 7.

☎ What is the most unusual thing that you or someone in your household owns?

If you are average, you’ll do this fewer than 4 times a day:
a. Yawn.
b. Burp.
c. Sneeze. [CORRECT]

Everyone is entitled to be stupid, but some abuse the privilege.

Question: 54% of people say they drink coffee first thing in the morning, what drink came in second?
Answer:   Cold water / tea  (tied)

Thanks to the word ‘indescribable’, there is nothing that cannot be described.

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