Tuesday, October 20, 2015        Edition: #5353

You’re Up to Your Eyeballs in Sheet!

★ Hollywood star Megan Fox is reportedly ”keeping tabs” on her estranged husband Brian Austin Green’s activities following their split in August. The 42-year-old actor is seeking spousal support from his 29-year-old former wife of 5 years, claiming he’s unable to work due to vertigo, which he sustained as a result of the car crash they were involved in last December. The actress reportedly thinks he’s ”exaggerating his diagnosis”. After all, he’s been spotted playing basketball and running errands recently.
– “OK! Magazine”
★ 21-year-old Justin Bieber says he felt violated earlier this month when shots of him standing naked outside while on vacation in Bora Bora flooded the Internet. The full-frontal snap was captured without his knowledge and once online, fans were quick to comment on his … er … attributes. The “What Do You Mean?” singer says he can joke about it now but initially he was upset that his privacy had been disrespected. While he’d rather the pics hadn’t been taken, he’s tickled that fans have since given his privates a nickname. Quote: “They call it Jerry.”
– WENN.com
★ Lamar Odom will survive his near-death experience but it will be a long hard road, doctors say … and estranged wife Khloe Kardashian will seemingly be with him the entire way. Rehab will take many months, and an undetermined amount of damage to Lamar’s body could be permanent. He’ll have physical, speech, and other therapists working with him. As for Khloe,  sources say she’s vowed to stay with him through the ordeal, as she has since the incident began. Khloe & Lamar have both signed final divorce docs, but the papers will not be finalized by a judge for 2-to-4 months.
– TMZ.com

• “Ellen DeGeneres Show” (syndicated/CTV2) – Florence + The Machine (“How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful”).
• “Hunting Hitler” (History) – Debut of an 8-part series investigating the possibility that Adolf Hitler may have survived World War II and fled to South America after the fall of Nazi Germany.
• “Jimmy Kimmel Live” (ABC/CityTV) – Jay Z (“TIDAL X: 1020”).
• “Last Call With Carson Daly” (NBC) – Faith No More (“Sol Invictus”). Rerun.
• “Late Night With Seth Meyers” (NBC/CTV) – Panic! At the Disco (“Too Weird to Live, Too Rare to Die!”). Rerun.
• “Late Show With Stephen Colbert” (CBS/Global) – John Mellencamp & Willie Nelson (“Night Life”). Rerun.
• TIDAL X: 1020 (Brooklyn NY) – Beyoncé, Jay Z, Lil Wayne, Nicki Minaj, Prince, TI, and Usher are among 20+ acts performing at this charity mega-concert at Barclays Center. 100% of ticket proceeds go to charities via New World Foundation. The event is being live-streamed for both subscribers and non-subscribers on the TIDAL website.
• “Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” (NBC/CTV2) – Fetty Wap (“Fetty Wap”). Rerun.
• “The Voice” (NBC/CTV2) – Mentors John Fogerty, Brad Paisley, Selena Gomez, and Missy Elliott again help the coaches.
• “Wendy Williams” (syndicated) – OMI (“Me 4 U”).

• Blur – Tonight the Brit band performs at LA’s legendary Hollywood Bowl in support of their comeback album “The Magic Whip”. Another appearance is scheduled for Friday at NYC’s Madison Square Garden.
• Carrie Underwood – She tells “People” magazine she doesn’t have a ‘squad’ (á la Taylor Swift) or a ‘posse’ like other music stars. Quote: “My friends are normal people, one’s a baker and the other is a stay-at-home mom.”
• Coldplay – 39-year-old Chris Martin has been pictured smooching 31-year-old Brit actress Annabelle Wallis in Paris. He was first linked to the “Peaky Blinders” (BBC 2) star in August. Dating rumors began shortly after when they were pictured heading into a NYC hotel together.
• Kendrick Lamar – Tonight he takes to the stage at Washington DC’s iconic Kennedy Center to perform songs from his acclaimed album “To Pimp a Butterfly” with the National Symphony Orchestra. The tracks have been modified to classical arrangements for this one-night-only performance. The event kicks off his “Kunta’s Groove Sessions” tour.
• Lil Wayne – He’s being sued by the law firm he hired to defend him from … another lawsuit. He lost the first suit from private jet leasing firm Signature Group and was ordered to pay $1 million (which he hasn’t). Now his legal team is suing him for $81,000 in unpaid fees.

Out today on DVD, Netflix, Google Play and/or other video providers …
• “Jurassic World” ( PG-13 Sci-Fi Adventure ): 22 years after the events of “Jurassic Park” (1993), this 4th movie in the series takes us back to a world of rampaging dinosaurs and mad science at a cloned-dinosaur theme park. The ensemble cast includes Chris Pratt, Judy Greer, Bryce Dallas Howard, and Vincent D’Onofrio. Steven Spielberg is executive producer.
• “Paper Towns” ( PG-13 Mystery Drama ): A young man and a group of his friends embark upon the road trip of their lives in order to find the missing girl that lives next door. Stars Austin Abrams, model-turned-actress Cara Delevingne, Justice Smith, and Nat Wolff. Based on the Young Adult book of the same name by author John Green (“The Fault in Our Stars”).
• Also released today: “Back To the Future 30th Anniversary Trilogy” (Compilation); “The Curse of Oak Island Season 2” (TV); “Dumb It Down” (Documentary); “The Facts of Life: Season 7” (Vintage TV); “Jurassic Park Collection” (Compilation); “The Making Of the Mob: New York” (Documentary Series); “Nurse Jackie: Season 7” (TV); and “The Wolfpack” (Documentary).

After a boozy night out, waking up to a world of shrieking alarm clocks, slamming doors, and any noise above a whisper can seem like a cruel punishment. But new research suggests that silence isn’t necessarily the best soundtrack for the morning-after either. Research from the University of Edinburgh suggests that a listener’s ‘preferred’ type of music can relieve nausea in addition to all those other nasty symptoms. Just as music has the power to elicit emotion, certain types of songs can also alleviate the symptoms of that horrific headache. The exact definition of pain relief differs by who’s listening, ie: a metalhead might consider Black Sabbath soothing. (Not recommended … Mariah Carey, Yoko Ono, Slim Whitman.)
– Mic.com

Once associated with convicts and biker gangs, tattoos are now venerated as ‘body art’ but a new study from UK’s Anglia Ruskin University says that people with ink are in fact more aggressive and rebellious on average than those without. And the more tats a person has, the more angry they’re liable to be. 1-in-4 participants in a sample group for the study were found to have at least 1 tattoo. And those with ink were found to have ‘significantly higher’ levels of verbal aggression, anger, and rebellious feelings. The results seem surprising since tats have lately been seen as being more mainstream. For further proof of the theory check this …
NET: http://tinyurl.com/oudp8s9
– @MailOnline

• “But what do you EAT?”
• “Oh, you must be soooo healthy!” – OR – “Being a vegetarian can’t be healthy.”
• “I’m vegetarian too! I eat chicken though.”
• “I tried being vegetarian once, but I gave up because I really craved bacon.”
• “Do you mind if I eat this in front of you?”
• “But you eat fish, right?”
• “Can’t you just pick it off?”
• “But where do you get your protein?”
• “Don’t you get bored of eating salad all the time?”
• “You’re welcome to come for dinner, but I don’t know what we’ll feed you …”
– “Metro”

The ‘World’s Longest Baguette’ has been created at the Milan Expo 2015 world’s fair in Italy, measured at 122 meters (400 feet). That breaks the previous record of 111 meter record (364 feet) set by a French supermarket chain. Some 60 bakers worked nearly 7 hours to create the record-breaking bread stick. A specially-designed portable oven was used along the length of the doughy preparation in order to bake it. A Guinness World Record judge certified the new mark as the longest in the world. The big baguette was then cut and smeared with Nutella to share with hundreds of Expo-goers. (Mmm … bring it on!)
– AP

US toddlers are accidentally shooting 1 person per week on average so far in 2015.
– “Washington Post”


1950 [65] Tom Petty, Gainesville FL, classic rock singer (“Learning to Fly”, “Free Falling”)

1958 [57] Viggo Mortensen, NYC, movie actor (“Eastern Promises”, “Lord Of the Rings” films)

1971 [44] Jimi Westbrook, Sumiton AL, country guitarist-vocalist (Little Big Town-“Tornado”, “Pontoon”)/wed to bandmate Karen Fairchild since 2006

1971 [44] Snoop Dogg (Cordozar Calvin Broadus), Long Beach CA, rapper (w/Katy Perry-“California Girlz”, f/Pharrell-“Drop It Like It’s Hot”)/movie actor (“Soul Plane”, “Old School”)

1978 [37] Paul Wilson, Kinlochleven, Scotland, alt-rock bass player (Snow Patrol-“Take Back the City”, “Chasing Cars”)

1979 [36] John Krasinski, Newton MA, TV actor (“The Office” 2005-13)/movie actor (“Monsters vs Aliens” films, “License to Wed”)/wed to British actress Emily Blunt since 2010

1979 [36] Daniel Tichenor, Bowling Green KY, indie rock bassist-vocalist (Cage the Elephant-“Come a Little Closer”, “Shake Me Down”)

• “Brandied Fruit Day”. Yeehaw, let’s hear it for booze with a pit!

• “Information Overload Day”, the 8th annual workplace observance that calls attention to the problem of info overload and how it impacts both individuals and organizations. Seems we’re all suffering from TMI (Too Much Information).

• “International Day Of the Air Traffic Controller”, established by the International Federation of Air Traffic Controllers Associations to recognize the attentive people who keep flight passengers safe by acting as an eye in the sky.

• “Shampoo Day”, saluting soap for the scalp & follicles that generates billions for brands through outrageous nonsensical claims. What mystery (aka BS) ingredient or claim is listed on your shampoo bottle? Try to top these …
– “Repair & Protect”
– “Natural Hawaiian”
– “Platinum Strength”
– “Hydrating”
– “i-23 Complex Protection”

• “Suspenders Day”. If you prefer suspenders instead of a belt (how snappy!), this would be your day to celebrate.

• “World Osteoporosis Day”, focusing on the disease that reduces the density and quality of bone, increasing the risk of fracture. It affects around 1-in-3 women and 1-in-5 men worldwide.
NET: http://www.worldosteoporosisday.org

2014 [01] Fashion designer Oscar de la Renta dies at age 82 at his home in Kent CT after battling cancer for 8 years

2001 [14] “The Concert for New York City”, a benefit show for victims of the recent 9/11 terrorist attacks is staged at Madison Square Garden, featuring The Who, Elton John, Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Eric Clapton, Billy Joel, James Taylor, and David Bowie

1992 [23] 1st World Series game played outside the USA as Toronto Blue Jays beat Atlanta Braves 3-2 at Toronto’s Skydome in Game 3

2010 [05] Astronomers discover the new galaxy UDFy-38135539, the most distant object observed from Earth

[Wed] Take Your Parents To Lunch Day
[Wed] Medical Assistants Recognition Day
[Wed] Reptile Awareness Day
[Thurs] Australian Independent Music Awards (Melbourne)
[Thurs] International Stuttering Awareness Day
This Week Is … Infection Prevention Week
This Month Is … Reading Group Month


Physicians continue to warn patients against self-diagnosis online. One reason is a user’s false belief they are suffering something serous can lead to undue stress and worry. A tongue-in-cheek sampling of symptoms and potential diagnoses from the likes of WebMD.com …
● SYMPTOM: Disinterest in work. DIAGNOSIS: Head injury/Hyperthyroidism/Postpartum depression.
● SYMPTOM: Constantly hungry. DIAGNOSIS: Hyperglycemia/Malnutrition/Bulimia.
● SYMPTOM: Urgent need to pee immediately after sitting down in a movie theater. DIAGNOSIS: Diabetes/Gonorrhea.
● SYMPTOM: Inability to wake up in the morning and run 5 miles no matter how many times you hit snooze. DIAGNOSIS: Depression/Schizophrenia/Broken leg.
● SYMPTOM: Constantly engaged in one-sided conversations with the cat. DIAGNOSIS: Psychosis/Narcotic abuse/Vitamin B12 deficiency.
● SYMPTOM: Withdrawal from friends or activities in the wake of new Netflix season releases. DIAGNOSIS: Depression/Obsessive compulsive disorder/Mad Cow disease.
● SYMPTOM: Major changes in eating habits after consuming more than 3 Chardonnays. DIAGNOSIS: Hypoglycemia/Malnutrition.
● SYMPTOM: Inability to concentrate an hour before lunch, an hour after lunch, or anytime after 3 pm. DIAGNOSIS: Head injury/Anemia/Aspirin poisoning.
● SYMPTOM: A change in personal hygiene and appearance the day following ‘Happy Hour’. DIAGNOSIS: Postpartum depression/Lead poisoning.
● SYMPTOM: Problems with disorientation, such as getting lost in IKEA stores. DIAGNOSIS: Alcohol withdrawal/Heatstroke/Decompression sickness.
– Thanks to Tiffany Appleton

I hate it when the boss asks me, “Where do you see yourself in 5 years’ time?” I mean, it’s not like I have 2020 vision …

Which frightens the most people?
a. Snakes. [CORRECT, a fear of 25% of people.]
b. Being buried alive. [22%]
c. Heights. [17%]
– Discovery Health Channel

☎ What’s a cheap Halloween costume you can throw together if you have no time or money?

Question: Virtually everybody does THIS from time-to-time, but if you do it midday it can increase your energy by up to 30%.
Answer: Brush your teeth.

Fast food makes you sick quick.

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