Monday, September 11, 2017       Edition: #6052

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★ It’ll be a girl for mom-to-be Mindy Kaling. It seems her ‘Mindy Project’ co-star has spilled the beans.  Beth Grant, who plays Beverly Janoszewski on the show, was at a Paley Center for Media fall TV preview event for the sitcom on Friday, and said; “I’m just thrilled out of my mind! I cried like a baby and that it’s a girl.”  Other sources have also confirmed that Kaling is expecting a girl.   Kaling broke her silence about her pregnancy in August, saying on NBC’s Today show that she is “really excited” to become a mom.
★ Jake Gyllenhaal says he’s been asked a number of times about starring in a superhero movie and now he’s happy that he has made one. Gyllenhaal stars in the Boston Marathon drama ‘Stronger’, which made its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival. The film is based on the memoir by Jeff Bauman, who was featured in one of the most iconic photographs taken in the aftermath of the 2013 bombing. ‘Stronger’ hits theatres on Sept. 22.
★George and Amal Clooney both agree that they didn’t want their children to have ”ridiculous Hollywood names”.  The power couple welcomed twins Ella and Alexander into the world in June and were adamant not to give them unusual monikers because they will ”already have enough difficulty bearing the weight of their celebrity”.  George is also bearing some unfamiliar weight these days.  According to him, “I’m very good, by the way, at diaper changing.”
★ Charlie Sheen was well aware there was going to be backlash to his latest film, ‘9/11′, but he couldn’t pass on the opportunity to be a part of the drama with other actors for whom he has great respect. The film also stars  Whoopi Goldberg, Gina Gershon, Luis Guzmán and Jacqueline Bisset.  Sheen was referring to some conspiracy-minded, false comments he made about 9/11 years ago, about the possibility that “controlled demolition” could have been the cause of the massive destruction of the iconic buildings. (I thought he would have ‘great respect’ for actors more along the lines of, say Adam Sandler, Cheech and Chong…Gary Busey….)
★ Viola Davis always stresses the importance of education to her daughter because she doesn’t want her to grow up entitled. The ‘How To Get Away With Murder’ star feels it is vital that her five-year-old daughter Genesis understands the importance of learning rather than rely on her mother’s fame.
★The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce has announced that Jeff Dunham will be honored with the 2,619th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on September 21.
-Walkof Fame

• “Jimmy Kimmel Live” (ABC/Global): Larry David, David Salmoni, 21 Savage
• “The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon” (NBC/CTV): Seth Meyers, Russell Westbrook, Prophets of Rage
• “Late Night with Seth Meyers” (NBC/CTV): Danny McBride, Jill Kargman, Elaine Bradley
• ” The Late Late Show with James Corden” (CBS/CTV): Christian Slater, Adrianne Palicki, Circus 1903
• “Last Call with Carson Daly” (NBC/CTV): Margaret Cho, Filthy Friends, Bill Skarsgard
• “The Daily Show with Trevor Noah” (Comedy): Idris Elba
• “Conan” (TBS/Comedy): Heather Graham, Adam Conover
• “Watch What Happens Live” (Bravo): Brandi Redmond, Cary Deuber, Stephanie Hollman
• “The View” (ABC/CTV): Day of Hot Topics
• “The Talk” (CBS): Mark Harmon, Maria Bello, Nancy O’Dell, guest co-host Wayne Brady
• “Live with Kelly and Ryan” (ABC/CTV): Chris Harrison
• “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” (NBC/CTV): Queen Latifah, Portugal. The Man, Dean Unglert, Kristina Schulman & Danielle Lombard
• “Bachelor in Paradise” (ABC): Chris gives the couples the option to go on one more date that would end with a fantasy suite card.
• “American Ninja Warrior” (NBC): “Las Vegas Finals Night 2” National finals continue in Las Vegas, where top competitors tackle a four-stage course.

• Beyonce – returned to Houston, Texas with her 63-year-old mother Tina Knowles, who admitted she felt overcome with emotions as she watched her daughter ”celebrate” life with the victims of the natural disaster.  Beyonce sang in a Houston church, which she said was where she performed her first solo.
• Scorpions – The Atlanta Braves have apologized for playing their song ‘Rock You Like A Hurricane’ between innings during the team’s home game against the Miami Marlins on Thursday. The problem: Miami, and the rest of Florida, were preparing for the arrival of Hurricane Irma at the time.
• Queen – Brian May says that singer Freddie Mercury’s unusual but beautiful love story with Mary Austin will be a prominent storyline in upcoming biopic, ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’.  Mercury considered Austin his soulmate, but even after he came out to her in 1976 and they ended their romantic relationship, the two remained extremely close.
• Lady Gaga –  has a Netflix documentary coming out on September 22nd. ‘Gaga: Five Foot Two’ follows a year in the life of the singer.  At a press conference at the Toronto International Film Festival, Gaga said that she deals with chronic pain and is going to take a rest.  But according to her, “It doesn’t mean I won’t be creating. It doesn’t mean I don’t have some things up my sleeve.”
• John Mayer – Could he and Nicki Minaj be the next Hollywood It Couple?  Mayer’s been flirting with her, asking his 1 million Twitter followers if the rapper would ever like him.  Less than 30 minutes later, Minaj replied, “Would my body be your wonderland”, referencing Mayer’s 2001 hit “Your Body Is A Wonderland.” She followed that up two minutes later by adding, “Asking for a friend.”
• Sam Smith – thinks his voice is at its “best” because he’s given up alcohol and cheese. He recently released his new single ‘Too Good at Goodbyes’ from his upcoming second album – which he says will be released before Christmas.
• George Michael – his newly released single, ‘Fantasy’ was originally recorded in 1990, but it has been reworked by producer Nile Rogers.  Before he died, Michael asked Rogers to rework the song as a single for the reissue of the ‘Listen Without Prejudice’ album next month.
• Gavin Rossdale – is working on a new rock talent competition called ‘Next 2 Rock’.  It’s aimed at finding undiscovered rock artists.
• Shania Twain – thinks contracting Lyme disease was a ”blessing in disguise”, because the illness forced her to take a break. She was left fearing for her career because the disease affected her vocal chords, but now is grateful that it forced her to take time out and give her 16-year-old son Eja a ”normal upbringing”.
• Blake Shelton – his new single ‘I’ll Name the Dogs’ is about a couple deciding to tie the knot and start their lives together. And while he hasn’t yet announced plans to walk down the aisle with girlfriend Gwen Stefani, he has embraced her kids — even giving them a cameo in the video. (No…they aren’t playing the dogs!)

It is best to start, or re-start things on a Monday. A study shows that we’re more likely to commit ourselves to change – and to stick with it – if we have a chance to start with a clean slate.  Being that Monday is the start of a new workweek, it is the most popular day to start a diet and to stop smoking.
(On the other hand, Friday is the most popular day to stop a diet and to start smoking!)
(Have you ever heard of someone starting a diet, or a fitness program on a ….THURSDAY??)
(It’s true.  I quit smoking on a Monday.  Hundreds of times!)

The pumpkin spice latte seems so…quaint now.  With all the new products that companies are finding to cash in by adding the tremendously popular artificial flavor, I almost feel nostalgic for those simpler times when you had to actually search out a product containing the fall flavor.  Now, there are pumpkin spice donuts, crackers, candy, salsa…pumpkin spice cologne, and even deodorant! I truly thought we had reached peak pumpkin spice.  And then comes this. This one might take the cake.  Or at least take the cough.  CVS drug stores in the US are now selling pumpkin spice cough drops. $1.27 for 30.  For a limited time.  Thankfully.
(They might be ‘for a limited time’ but the way cough drops tend to hang around the medicine cabinet at my place, they’ll be available all year!)
(Couldn’t they at least price them exorbitantly so there’s a chance that my wife won’t buy them?)
(Does CVS have anything for people who are sick…of pumpkin spice?)

These are the times that it is OK to stretch the truth in a job interview:
☞ Your job title doesn’t reflect what you actually did:  Did you do a lot more work than your title implies? Go ahead and embellish it if your actual job responsibilities went far beyond what you signed up for. (Yes, I was VP.  And yes, that did require me to get coffee for the entire office…)
☞ Your last company showed you the door:  This depends on the circumstances that led to your being let go. Were you fired for cause or let go because you just didn’t gel with the new boss? If the former, don’t bother lying. If you were let go because you underperformed or just didn’t get along with coworkers, you can keep this to yourself. Instead, say it was not a good fit. (Even if your boss was a jerk, don’t say it.)
☞ ‘Why do you want to work here?’:  Maybe you’re interviewing for your dream job, or maybe you’re like most other people who just want a job they don’t hate so they can pay the bills. Do not express the latter to anyone interviewing you. Instead, feign passion.  (“Because it is right on the bus route” is not a good approach either.)
☞  You don’t have the exact skills in the job description — yet: There’s no harm in stretching the truth about something that could easily be true.  If you’ve been interviewing for the last several weeks and working on your excel skills, you can absolutely tell them you have good excel skills and you’re continuing to work on those skills.  (CPR?  I wouldn’t lie about that one.)


1965 [52] Moby (Richard Melville Hall), New York NY, pop singer, DJ, producer, photographer, animal rights activist. H (“Porcelain”, “Natural Blues”)

1967 [50] Harry Connick Jr, New Orleans LA, TV personality (“Harry” 2016-present/“American Idol” 2010-2016)/singer-composer (“Every Man Should Know”)/movie actor (“Dolphin Tale 2″)

1970 [47] Taraji P Henson, Washington DC, TV actress (‘Cookie Lyon’ on “Empire” 2015)/movie actress (“Hustle & Flow”)

1977 [40] Jonny Buckland, London UK, rock guitarist (Coldplay-”Viva La Vida”)

1977 [40] Ludacris (Christopher Bridges), Champaign IL, rapper (“Money Maker”)/movie actor (“Furious 7″)

1981 [36] Charles Kelley, Augusta GA, country singer (Lady Antebellum-”Bartender”)

• “9/11 Remembrance Day”, 16 years ago at 8:46 am EDT, terrorists began the attack on NYC’s World Trade Center using hijacked commercial airliners. The Pentagon in Arlington VA was subsequently targeted. Currently, over 30,000 9/11 responders and survivors are still receiving medical treatment related to toxins released during the World Trade Center disaster.
• “Emergency Number Day”, saluting the direct-dial 9-1-1 emergency system. (In the UK it’s 9-9-9; in Australia 0-0-0, in New Zealand 1-1-1, in much of Europe 1-1-2.)
• “Hot Cross Buns Day”,  a sweet, spiced bun made with currants or raisins and leavened with yeast. Just as the name suggests, these baked goodies are marked with a cross on the top, which is supposed to symbolize the crucifixion.  (I thought they were an ‘Easter’ thing??)
• “Make Your Bed Day”, most of us don’t make our beds every morning. Today, start the good habit of making your bed.  Once you start doing this, It will make you feel better and it is also good for your sleep.  (Plus, if your spouse is still in there, it’ll drive him/her nuts!)
• “No News is Good News Day”, a day to take a break from all the bad news about catastrophes, disasters, crisis and sorrow that happen every day somewhere in this world. It is good opportunity to turn off the news for a while, enjoy the silence and stop thinking about all the bad things. (This public service message NOT brought to you by this station!!)
• “I Want to Start My Own Business Day”, if you really want to start your own business,  your first step is to write down your goal.  After that?  Uh…I don’t have a clue…

[Tues] Chocolate Milkshake Day
[Tues] Video Games Day
[Wed] Bald is Beautiful Day
[Wed] International Chocolate Day
This Week Is…Assisted Living Week
This Month Is…Better Breakfast Month

2003 [14] Comic TV actor John Ritter (“8 Simple Rules”, “Three’s Company”) dies in a Burbank CA hospital at age 56 of complications due to an enlarged aorta

1962 [55] Drummer Ringo Starr replaces Pete Best of the Beatles (A later Pete Best solo album was titled, ‘Best of the Beatles’)

2001 [16] Jay-Z releases his album ‘Blueprint’ featuring contributions by Eminem and Kanye West

2002 [15] Soul singer James Brown’s daughters Deanna & Yamma sue their dad for royalties from songs they allegedly helped co-write, including the 1976 hit “Get Up Offa That Thing”, which they would have assisted him with when they were … 3 and 6 respectively

1999 [18] 17-year-old emerging tennis phenom Serena Williams wins her 1st US Open women’s title and 1st Grand Slam singles’ tournament, beating top-seeded Martina Hingis

2013 [04] A 400-km (240-mi) long human chain called ‘Catalan Way’ is organized by the Assemblea Nacional Catalana to promote the independence of Catalonia from Spain


✓ Mice sigh up to 40 times an hour.
✓ You would have to click a mouse ten million times to burn a single calorie.
✓ The last car to have a cassette deck come standard was the Lexus SC430 in 2010.
✓ The word ‘gasoline’ doesn’t come from ‘gas’. It comes from Cazeline – after John Cassell, who was the first to sell it commercially.
✓  Lack of sleep may shrink your brain.
✓ While 71% of Americans believe in hell, only 0.5% think that they are likely to end up there.

• Tattoo: permanent proof of temporary insanity.
• Traffic light: apparatus that automatically turns red when your car approaches.
• Divorce: postgraduate in school of love.
• Swimming pool: a mob of people with water in it.
• Self-control: the ability to eat only one peanut.
• Cannibal: person who likes to see other people stewed.
• Egocentric: a person who believes he is everything you know you are.

☎ We’ve all taken up ‘temporary’ lodging at some point.  What is the weirdest living situation that you’ve ever been in?

I’m not a magician.  I’m just always losing rabbits and handkerchiefs.

Question:  According to research, men consume 75% of this product. What?
Answer:  Potato chips

Life is all about finding other people who are your kind of crazy.

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