Friday, October 13, 2017 – Edition: #6075

Sweet Sheet!

★ Mark Ruffalo made a blunder at the Tuesday night premiere of ‘Thor: Ragnarok’ in Los Angeles.  He accidentally left his Livestream on as he watched the film, thereby allowing about 2,500 people to  listen in on the stream through the phone in his pocket.  Ruffalo stars in the movie alongside Chris Hemsworth and Cate Blanchett.
(No matter how excited I was about a movie, I’m guessing I couldn’t sit for 2 hours and listen to it through a dude’s jacket while he is chomping on popcorn and talking to his friends!)
★ CNN has announced that talk show host Andy Cohen will be the replacement for Kathy Griffin for their annual New Year’s Eve broadcast. The ‘Watch What Happens Live’ host and former Bravo development head Cohen will co-host the network’s ‘New Year’s Eve Live’ broadcast from Times Square in New York City with Anderson Cooper this year.  In a press release, Cooper said, “Andy is the life of the party wherever he goes, and what bigger party is there than New Year’s Eve?”
★ Ben Affleck is apologizing for apparently groping former MTV host-turned-actress Hilarie Burton, but he’s also dealing with another, arguably worse video of himself and a female reporter. The incident came to light when the former ‘Total Request Live’ host tweeted, “I didn’t forget” in response to a fan tweeting that Ben “also grabbed Hilarie Burton’s breasts on TRL once. Everyone forgot though” back in 2001. The other video is from 2004 — in which Ben gets a Canadian TV host to sit on his lap while his hands are all over her.
★ Tyrese Gibson has called Dwayne Johnson ”selfish” for delaying the ninth instalment of the ‘Fast and the Furious’ franchise for his own spin-off.  The rapper-and-actor insists he doesn’t have a problem with his ‘Fast and Furious’ co-star but he is upset the ninth instalment of the popular franchise was recently delayed until 2020 because a spin-off movie starring Johnson and Jason Statham is slated for a 2019 release.
(We get that you’re upset.  We also get that no one is going to these movies to see you…)
★ Jenna Dewan Tatum got to relive her ultimate dream for the second time in her life when she reunited with Janet Jackson on stage for her Hollywood Bowl show over the weekend.  Tatum had previously toured with Jackson as a backing dancer more than 15 years ago. Dewan Tatum, the wife of Channing, was part of a contingent of former Janet Jackson dancers who were invited back for a reunion and to perform their old moves to the song ‘Rhythm Nation’.
★ Kristen Bell wants to make sure her children ”pay attention” to their bodies. Bell, who has daughters Lincoln, four, and Delta, two, with her husband Dax Shepard, believes it is important to show them how to ”stay committed” to a strict ”health and fitness” regime, so that they know how to take care of their health when they get older.

• “The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon” (NBC/CTV): Blake Lively, Gabrielle Union, Wu-Tang Clan
• “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” (CBS/Global): Conan O’Brien, Tig Notaro
• “Late Night with Seth Meyers” (NBC/CTV): Tina Fey, Kevin Millar & Sean Casey, Matt Goldich, Gene Hoglan ( R )
• “The Late Late Show with James Corden” (CBS/CTV): Lin-Manuel Miranda, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau ( R )
• “The View” (ABC/CTV): Wendy Williams, Susie Essman
• “The Talk” (CBS): Rebecca Hall, Charlie Puth, guest co-host Carrie Ann Inaba
• “Live with Kelly and Ryan” (ABC/CTV): Miles Teller, Michelle Dockery
• “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” (NBC/CTV): Mindy Kaling, Anderson East
• “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend” (CW): Season 3 Premiere. “Josh’s Ex-Girlfriend Wants Revenge”
• “Jane the Virgin” (CW): Season 4 Premiere. “Chapter Sixty-Five”
• “Saturday Night Live” (NBC): Host Kumail Nanjiani with musical guest P!nk
• “Watch What Happens Live” (Bravo):  Reza Farahan, Mike Shouhed

• Jingle Ball – this year’s tour will launch on Nov. 28 in Dallas and stops in 12 cities, ending in Fort Lauderdale on Dec. 17.  On the bill:  Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran, Demi Lovato, Charlie Puth, The Chainsmokers, Fall Out Boy, and Nick Jonas. Plus, there will be a partial One Direction reunion in the form of Niall Horan and Liam Payne.
• Taylor Swift – will be rolling out her own app later this year.  She promises that she will interact with her fans on it. There will also be exclusive content, plus exclusive emojis, called ‘Taymojis’.
• Pink — Eminem makes a guest appearance on the song ‘Revenge’ from her new album ‘Beautiful Trauma’.  Pink says she came up with the idea to have him guest on the song after she had ”a lot of wine” one night.
• Walk the Moon – their third album, ‘What If Nothing’ comes out November 10.  Singer Nicholas Petricca says that on this one, they are reaching for “More vast, more epic sounds” but the lyrics are  personal and “very raw”.
• Lionel Richie – has secured the rights to produce a biopic about ‘The Impressions’ singer, music legend Curtis Mayfield, of ‘People Get Ready’ fame.
• U2 – stalled a concert in Buenos Aires, Argentina on Tuesday night, so fans wouldn’t miss the nation’s World Cup qualifying match against Ecuador. The band hit the stage two hours later than scheduled, following an Argentinian victory.
• Eagles – will be releasing the ‘Hotel California: 40th Anniversary Deluxe Edition’ album on November 24. It will include live recordings made at the Los Angeles Forum in October 1976, a month before the record’s release, including one of the first ever live performances of the title song.
• Dierks Bentley – following Jason Aldean’s visit to UMC Hospital, Dierks Bentley stopped in to meet and thank those whose bravery and quick actions helped save the lives of fans in the Las Vegas shooting.
• Kenny Rogers – will be honored with a star on Nashville’s Music City Walk of Fame on October 24, the day before his final concert.
• Oak Ridge Boys – their 7th holiday album, ‘Celebrate Christmas’, is now available at the 600+  Cracker Barrel Old Country Store locations.

• “Marshall” (PG-13, Drama):  Thurgood Marshall, the first African-American Supreme Court Justice battles through one of his career-defining cases. (Chadwick Boseman, Josh Gad, Kate Hudson, Sterling K. Brown)
• “The Foreigner” (R-rated, Action/Adventure):  A humble businessman with a buried past seeks justice when his daughter is killed in an act of terrorism. A cat-and-mouse conflict ensues with a government official, whose past may hold clues to the killers’ identities. (Katie Leung, Jackie Chan, Rufus Jones, Mark Tandy)
• “Happy Death Day” (PG-13, Horror):  A college student relives the day of her murder with both its unexceptional details and terrifying end until she discovers her killer’s identity. (Jessica Rothe, Israel Broussard, Ruby Modine, Rachel Matthews)
• “Professor Marston & The Wonder Women” (R-Rated, Drama):  The story of psychologist William Moulton Marston, the polyamorous relationship between his wife and his mistress, the creation of his beloved comic book character Wonder Woman, and the controversy the comic generated. (Luke Evans, Rebecca Hall, Bella Heathcote, Connie Britton)
• “Breathe” (PG-13, Drama/Romance):  The inspiring true love story of Robin and Diana Cavendish, an adventurous couple who refuse to give up in the face of a devastating disease.  (Andrew Garfield, Claire Foy, Hugh Bonneville, Diana Rigg)
• “Goodbye Christopher Robin” (PG, Drama):  A behind-the-scenes look at the life of author A.A. Milne and the creation of the Winnie the Pooh stories inspired by his son C.R. Milne. (Domhnall Gleeson, Margot Robbie)

In case you are thinking of spending your whole weekend in your underwear, in bed, ordering delivery and binge-watching that show that you’ve heard is “great”, thanks to the kind people at ‘Binge Clock’ (, you can check with them and find out if you will be able to get through the whole series in a weekend.  In fact, they have a comprehensive database that you can use to check the exactly how much time it takes to watch every episode of any TV show.  The numbers are calculated by skipping intros and credits. Because who it going to watch those over and over?  To give you an idea, it will take you exactly:
• 2 days 15 hours 29.52 minutes to binge watch all of ‘Game of Thrones’.
• 2 days 14 hours to binge watch all of ‘Breaking Bad’.
• 1 day 5 hours to catch up on Veep.
• 4 days and 16 hours to watch all of ‘The Walking Dead’.
(I’m a little ashamed to admit that for me, I need to add the word ‘again’ to each of those…)
(So a little over two weeks for me to watch them all.  No problem.)
(Just over 4½ days for The Walking Dead?  When is the next 5-day weekend?)

These are the social media apps which are used most often by Americans and the percentage of people who use each app “several times a day”…
☎ Facebook: 53% (Just like the Yankees.  Always right there at the top…)
☎ WhatsApp: 44% (For those too cheap to pay for texting on their phone plan!)
☎ YouTube: 35% (Everyone is a cat-video lover at heart)
☎ Snapchat: 34% (Great.  Do I have to get a Snapchat account now?)
☎ Instagram: 33% (The Insta-whatnow?)
☎ Twitter: 32% (I’m one of the silent majority who has a Twitter account, but I don’t Tweet…)
☎ Tumblr: 25% (Hey!  I’ve heard of this one!)
☎ Reddit: 22% (This is a thing?)
☎ Periscsope: 20% (OK, now you’re just making these up…)
☎ Pinterest: 12%
(Just so you know, if you have access to 5 or more of these, there IS help available.)

Scientists claim that they have found the tiny change that will make you stop hating exercise.  And it isn’t by avoiding it.  There’s one easy way to make your workouts more enjoyable, without giving up any intensity or time, according to a study in the Journal of Sport & Exercise Psychology.  Researchers had 46 adults do a 15-minute recumbent bike workout.  Some ramped up their intensity during the workout, while the rest started strong and then dialed back. Both had the same amount of time at each intensity (just at opposite times). There was one clear winner when it came to a fun workout. Volunteers who went from vigorous to easy said they enjoyed their workouts more as it went along. On the other hand, those who’d gone from easy to hard felt worse as they exercised.
(For me, the really hard part at the beginning is when I’m trying to get up off the couch…)
(So take it easy for the second half.  If you live that long.)
(I do the same at work.  Go hard when I arrive, and then spend the rest of my time coasting!)


1941 [76] Paul Simon, Newark NJ, folk singer (Simon & Garfunkel -‘Bridge over Troubled Water’, ‘Mrs. Robinson’, solo – ‘You Can Call Me Al’)

1942 [75] Jerry Jones, LA CA, NFL Owner-General Manager (Dallas Cowboys)

1947 [70] Sammy Hagar, Salinas CA, rock singer (Van Halen – ‘Why Can’t This be Love’, ‘Finish What Ya Started’, solo -‘I Can’t Drive 55′)

1964 [53] Matt Walsh, Chicago IL, TV actor (‘Mike McLintock’ on “Veep” since 2012)

1967 [50] Kate Walsh, San Jose CA, TV actress (“Bad Judge” 2014-15, “Private Practice” 2007-13, “Grey’s Anatomy” 2005-07)

1971 [46] Sacha Baron Cohen, London UK, movie actor (“Bruno”, “Borat”)

1971 [46] Billy Bush, Killingworth CT, suspended ‘locker room’ TV host (“Today Show” 2016, “Access Hollywood” 2004-16)/4X “Miss Universe” pageant co-host

1980 [37] Ashanti (Douglas), Glen Cove NY, R&B singer (“Foolish”)/movie actress (“Resident Evil: Extinction”)

1993 [24] Tiffany Trump, NYC, celeb offspring (daughter of Donald Trump & 2nd wife Marla Maples)

1939 [78] Ralph Lauren (Lipshitz), Bronx NY, fashion designer (Polo, CK Jeans)/estimated net worth $5.5 billion (2016)

1965 [52] Steve Coogan, Middleton UK, comedian/movie actor (“Despicable Me 2 “, “Night At the Museum” films)

1974 [43] Natalie Maines, Lubbock TX, country singer (Dixie Chicks-‘Travelin’ Soldier’, ‘Landslide’)

1978 [39] Usher (Raymond), Dallas TX, pop-R&B singer (‘OMG’, ‘Love In This Club’)

1989 [28] Mia Wasikowska, Canberra, Australia, movie actress (“Alice Through the Looking Glass”, “Alice in Wonderland”)

1996 [21] Lourdes Maria Ciccone Leon, LA CA, celeb offspring (Madonna’s first child, via her personal trainer Carlos Leon)

TV chef  Emeril Lagasse (“Essence of Emeril”) is 58; TV-movie actor Dominic West (“The Affair”) is 48; Country singer Kimberly Schlapman (Little Big Town) is 48; R&B singer Keyshia Cole (“Enough of No Love”) is 36.

• ““Friday the 13th”, a bad day for those who suffer ‘triskaidekaphobia’ – fear of number 13, or ‘paraskevidekatriaphobia’ — fear of Friday the 13th.  Every year has at least 1, but never more than 3.
• Good luck: You keep a rabbit’s foot in your pocket. Bad luck: It’s chocolate.
• Good luck: Your wife meets you at the door naked. Bad luck: She’s coming home.
• Good luck: You’re hitchhiking and a trucker pulls over. Bad luck: You were using the wrong finger.
• Good luck: Your boyfriend’s getting in shape. Bad luck: So he’ll fit in your clothes.
• Good luck: Your neighbor exercises in the nude. Bad luck: He weighs 460 lbs.
• Good luck: You get a 3-day weekend! Bad luck: You get the flu on Friday.

• “International Day for Failure”, a day to show some stupidity, error estimation, awkward moments, and other fails to the world. Why? Without the possibility of failure there is no success, they go hand-in-hand.  (So I’ve got that going for me…)

• “International Plain Language Day”, a day to encourage others to cut through jargon and double-speak to state things simply and clearly. (Never use a large word when a diminutive one will suffice)

• “International African Penguin Awareness Day”, to create awareness of these birds found only in Africa that are facing extinction. Currently there are only 18,000 breeding pairs left. Loss of food due to over-fishing and destruction of their natural habitat is playing havoc with their lives.  (There are penguins in Africa?)

• “International Day for Disaster Reduction”, begun by the UN in 1989 as a day to promote a global culture of risk-awareness and disaster reduction. (How are we doing so far?)

• “Silly Sayings Day”, an annual salute to interesting expressions, witty sayings, and odd catchphrases that come and go like fashion.  Like:
-Doing nothing is hard, you never know when you’re done.
-Always follow your heart, but remember to bring your brain along.
-It’s so simple to be wise. Just think of something stupid, then say the opposite.

• “Bald & Free Day”, honoring those with a beautiful, shiny top. You don’t have to be bald to celebrate; people who are married to, or related to a bald-headed person are also encouraged to celebrate alongside the honoree. So who’s the best-looking bald celeb?

• “Dessert Day”, honoring the tasty treat that tops off dinner. Nowadays just 14% of families regularly consume dessert, as opposed to 24% only 2 decades ago.

• “lowercase day”, a day to write without capitals. your middle school grammar teacher might balk at the idea, but the shift button on your keyboard will thank you for the day off.

• “World Standards Day”, honoring the experts who develop standards for measurement, electronics, and telecommunications worldwide. (If they can’t even agree on a universal electrical plug, it doesn’t seem to be working.)

• “Grouch Day”, a day to be grumpy, ungrateful, and cantankerous, and a day to allow grouches everywhere time to spout off.

• “International Day of Rural Women”, a UN observance since 2008.

• “Mushroom Day”, saluting the fungus among us. And you thought you were the only thing kept in the dark and fed crap.

• “White Cane Safety Day”, an annual date set aside since 1964 to celebrate the achievements of the visually impaired and their important tool of independence, the white cane.

2011 [06] Maroon 5 f/Christina Aguilera top the singles chart with “Moves Like Jagger”

2016 [01] Singer-songwriter Bob Dylan is awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature

2015 [02] Basketball player Lamar Odom is hospitalized after being found unconscious in a brothel in Nevada

1987 [30] The US NAVY conducts the first military use of trained dolphins (in the Persian Gulf)

2014 [03] The Vatican issues a document indicating that the Catholic Church is taking a softer stance on non-traditional relationships, such as unmarried couples and same-sex unions


✓ In the U.S., mail-order marriage is less likely to end in divorce than marriages overall.
✓ Babies don’t dream for the first few years.
✓ The inventor of the Rubik’s cube took a month to solve it before he released it to the world.
✓ “SPAM” is short for spiced ham.
✓ If you are nominated for a Nobel prize, you’ll likely never know unless you win.
✓ Scientists have figured out how to unboil an egg.

• Leaf  Hoarding
• Bobbing for Apple Watches
• Planting a garden
• Building a creamed-corn maze
• Actually looking up from your phone
• Warning your kids of stranger danger all year, then encouraging them to knock on anyone’s door and ask for candy.
• Catching falling leaves on your tongue.
• Decorating for Christmas
• Making a leaf angel.
• Calling it ‘Fall’


☎ My favorite Autumn thing to do is …

If cats could talk, they wouldn’t.

Question: Most people who try THIS give up after doing it once.  What?
Answer: Roller-blading.

A year from now, you’ll wish you started today.

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