Friday, September 28, 2012        Edition: #4840

Monthly Planning Calendar in Today’s Edition!

22-year-old actress Kristen Stewart, who has rarely been seen out in public of late, was the star attraction at Paris Fashion Week yesterday, sitting front row at the Balenciaga show (an interview-free zone) . . . NBC-TV has ordered up 2 more seasons of “The Voice”, meaning judges Cee Lo Green & Christina Aguilera will be back again next Fall after Usher & Shakira give them a break in the Spring series (8,694 more episodes of talents shows – have we reached burnout?) . . . Actress Sofia Vergara tells talk show host Katie Couric she rejected her publicist’s advice to get a breast reduction when she first moved to Hollywood because ‘she didn’t want to alter God’s work’ (God gets an ‘F’ for his effort, 32F to be precise) . . . Sofia’s “Modern Family” co-star Julie Bowen has signed to front the new campaign “Get Schooled in Anaphylaxis”, likely motivated by her son going into anaphylactic shock following a bee sting as a toddler (she’s encouraging parents to get kids screened as a precaution) . . . “Jersey Shore” star Jenni ‘J-Woww’ Farley has confirmed to “In Touch” that she’s engaged to her 3-year boyfriend Roger Mathews, who proposed while they were skydiving (thereby giving her seconds to answer … 4-3-2-1) . . . Edward Norton, Eva Longoria, John Legend, Jonah Hill, Kristen Bell, and Snoop Dogg are among celebs who’ve signed up for an all-star “Words With Friends” tournament that’s designed to raise $500,000 for charity (don’t bet against Norton, he’s a Yale grad) . . . And after Simon Cowell recently called in a ‘house healer’ at the recommendation of a friend to rid his LA mansion of negative energy, he claims a couple of visitors who’ve dropped by since have mentioned the house felt ‘different, more positive’ (maybe cuz he wasn’t home?).

• “The Amazing Race” (CBS/CTV) – Sunday Phil Keoghan returns with the 21st season debut.
• “Blue Bloods” (CBS) – Tonight the 3rd season premiere.
• “Dexter” (SHOW) – Sunday the 7th season debut.
• “Ellen DeGeneres Show” (syndicated/CTV2) – Today The Killers (“Battle Born”).
• “Fringe” (FOX/CityTV) – Tonight the 5th season debut.
• Global Festival 2012 (NYC) – This multifaceted event sponsored by the Global Poverty Project culminates with a free concert in Central Park on Saturday, headlined by Neil Young w/Crazy Horse, Foo Fighters, Black Keys, Band of Horses, and K’Naan.
• “Homeland” (SHOW) – After cleaning up at the Emmy Awards, season 2 debuts Sunday.
• “Jimmy Kimmel Live” (ABC/CHCH) – Tonight Afghan Whigs (“Lovecrimes”). Rerun.
• “Last Call With Carson Daly” (NBC) – Tonight Estelle (“All of Me”).
• “Late Night With Jimmy Fallon” (NBC/CTV2) – Tonight Hunter Hayes (“Hunter Hayes”).
• “Late Show With David Letterman” (CBS/NTV/Omni1) – Tonight Dwight Yoakam (“3 Pears”).
• “Made in Jersey” (CBS/Global) – Tonight the premiere of a new drama about a Jersey girl who ends up working at a prestigious NYC law firm. Janet Montgomery stars.
• “Marilyn Denis Show” (CTV/CTV2) – Today Corey Hart (“It Ain’t Enough”).
• New York Film Festival (NYC) – Opens tonight with Ang Lee’s “Life of Pi”, the film adaptation of Yann Martel’s book. Reels through October 24th.
• “Revenge” (ABC/CityTV) – Sunday the 2nd season debut.
• Rock Vegas (Las Vegas NV) – Billed as ‘Sin City’s Loudest Two-Day Rock Music Festival’, it kicks off tonight at Mandalay Bay Resort. On tap: Buckcherry, Godsmack, Papa Roach, Shinedown, Staind, Stone Sour and more.
• “Saturday Night Live” (NBC/Global) – Mick Jagger hosts and performs. Rerun.
• “Tonight Show With Jay Leno” (NBC/CTV2) – Tonight Christina Aguilera (“Lotus”, out November 13th).

• Jay-Z – Tonight he begins a run of 8 shows (through October 6th) at Barclays Center, the new home of the NBA’s Brooklyn Nets (the team he partially owns).
• Justin Bieber – His “Believe Tour” gets underway Saturday with a show in Glendale, Arizona before moving on to Las Vegas on Sunday. The entire North American leg is already SRO.
• Karmin – Amy Heidmann is on the cover of today’s ‘Women Who Rock’ issue of “Rolling Stone”. The pop duo performs an October 16th concert at NYC’s Hard Rock Café as the winners of the magazine’s Women Who Rock Contest.
• Marilyn Manson / Rob Zombie – Tonight they hit the road together, co-headlining the “Twins of Evil Tour”. It kicks off at the Desert Uprising Festival in Phoenix, Arizona and wraps in Dallas, Texas on Halloween.
• P!nk – The pop veteran has finally scored her first chart-topping album with “The Truth About Love” as her 6th studio recording has debuted at #1, according to Nielsen SoundScan.
• Rolling Stones – Ronnie Wood says he’s shocked ex-wife Jo is putting a collection of his memorabilia up for auction including his 2 treasured Fender Stratocaster guitars. She’s also selling off portraits he painted of Eric Clapton and Bob Dylan, and the 4-poster bed they shared.
• Tim McGraw – A Tennessee Court of Appeals has upheld a lower court’s rejection of Curb Records’ request for an injunction to prevent him from signing with another label. That means he can now release new music through Big Machine, which signed him in May.

• “Hotel Transylvania” ( PG Animated Comedy ): ‘Dracula’, who operates a high-end resort away from the human world, goes into overprotective mode when a boy discovers the resort and falls for the count’s teenage daughter. Voice cast includes Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Andy Samberg, Selena Gomez.
• “Looper” ( R-Rated Sci-Fi Thriller ): In 2072, when the mob wants to get rid of someone, the target is sent 30 years into the past, where a hired gun awaits. Someone like ‘Joe’ (Joseph Gordon-Levitt), who one day learns the mob wants to ‘close the loop’ by transporting back Joe’s future self (Bruce Willis). Co-stars Emily Blunt, Paul Dano.
• “Won’t Back Down” ( PG Drama ): Two determined mothers look to transform their children’s failing inner city school. Facing a powerful and entrenched bureaucracy, they risk everything to make a difference in the education and future of their children. Stars Viola Davis, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Holly Hunter.
• Opening in limited release: “Other Dream Team” (Sports Documentary); “Pitch Perfect” (Musical Comedy); and “Solomon Kane” (Fantasy Adventure).

France is set to ban the words ‘mother’ and ‘father’ from official documents under controversial plans to legalize gay marriage. The move, which has outraged Catholics, means only the word ‘parents’ would be used in identical marriage ceremonies for all heterosexual and same-sex couples. The draft law states that ‘marriage is a union of 2 people, of different or the same gender’. It says all references to mothers and fathers in the civil code – the basis of French law – will be swapped for simply ‘parents’. (Remember the Motown hit, “Parent Was a Rolling Stone” by The Temptations? No? “Parent Mia
by Abba?)

The ultra-conservative Tea Party is getting creative with a fundraiser this weekend. Saturday the Asheville Tea Party is hosting a ‘Machine Gun Social’ at an indoor arms range in Brevard, North Carolina. Attendees who donate $25 will get to fire off a 30-round magazine on a 9 mm submachine gun of their choice – an HK MP5, an Israeli Uzi, or a Swedish I. Guests can also spend $35 for 30 rounds on an AK47, and the most ambitious of Tea Party patriots can drop $50 for 30 rounds on an M16. The money raised is going to Tea Party-endorsed political  candidates. (For a million-dollar donation, you can nuke the country of your choice.)

Surprisingly, fatigue may boost our creative powers. For most adults, problems that require open-ended thinking are often best tackled in the evening when they are tired, according to a study in the journal “Thinking & Reasoning”. Fatigue, says the study’s lead researcher, Mareike Wieth of Albion College in Michigan, may allow the mind to wander more freely to explore alternative solutions. (That’s the key to our wacky morning show … total lack of sleep.)

On average, your mouth produces 1 liter (1.8 pints) of saliva per day.


1967 [45] Mira Sorvino, Tenafly NJ, movie actress (“Reservation Road”, “Mighty Aphrodite”)/TV actress (“The Last Templar”)

1968 [44] Naomi Watts, Shoreham UK (raised Australia), movie actress (“J Edgar”, “The Ring” movies)  COMING UP: Currently shooting “Diana” in which she plays the late Princess of Wales (2013).

1977 [35] Young Jeezy (Jay Jenkins), Columbia SC, rapper (w/Usher-“Love In This Club”, w/Kanye West-“Put On”)

1978 [34] Peter Cambor, Houston TX, TV actor (‘Nate Getz’ on “NCIS: Los Angeles” since 2009)

1987 [25] Hilary Duff, Houston TX, movie actress (“Cheaper By the Dozen” films, “A Cinderella Story”)/pop singer (“Reach Out”, “So Yesterday”)/married to ex-NHL player Mike Comrie (2010)

Rock & roll pioneer Jerry Lee Lewis (“Great Balls of Fire”) is 77; TV personality Bryant Gumbel (“Real Sports With Bryant Gumbel”) is 64; Indie rock singer-songwriter Dallas Green (City & Colour) is 32.

Country singer Eddie Montgomery (Montgomery Gentry) is 49; Cult rock singer Trey Anastasio (Phish) is 48; Rock bassist Robby Takac (Goo Goo Dolls) is 48; Movie actress Marion Cotillard (“Midnight in Paris”) is 37; Rapper T-Pain (“Buy U a Drank”) is 28.

• “Ask a Stupid Question Day”, observed on the last day of school in September to perpetuate the idea that ‘asking a stupid question is better than repairing a stupid mistake’.
• “Fish Tank Floorshow Night”, a day to gather family & friends around your aquarium to dance and sing. Why? Every other day the fish are under the spotlight keeping us entertained.
• “Hug a Vegetarian Day”. Well, we would but you’ve got carrot breath.
• “Love Note Day”, which falls annually on the 4th Friday in September, encourages us to share feelings for loved ones with written words.
• “Save the Koala Day”, observed on the last Friday of September as a wrap-up to the annual fundraising campaign by the Australian Koala Foundation. Contrary to popular perception, the koala is not a bear but a herbivorous marsupial.
• “Teacher’s Day” in Chinese communities worldwide, celebrating the birth date of the most venerated of all teachers, Confucius (Kung-futzu), born in 551 BC.
• “World Rabies Day”, observed annually to raise awareness about the continuing burden of rabies and how the disease can be prevented.

• “Harvest Moon” (peaks 11:19 pm EDT), the Full Moon of September (aka “Corn Moon”) that occurs closest to the Autumn Equinox. It gets its name because, at the peak of harvest, farmers can work late into the night by the light of this Moon.
• “Make a List Of the Top 10 Happiest Days in Your Life Day”, when we’re encouraged to jot down details … while we can still remember.
• “World Heart Day”, when the World Heart Federation organizes awareness events in more than 100 countries. Cardiovascular diseases are the world’s greatest killers.

• “Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival” (aka “Moon Festival”), a popular Chinese & Vietnamese celebration of abundance and togetherness on the 15th day of the 1st lunar month for over 3,000 years. Traditions include lighting lanterns and eating round food, such as mooncakes.
• “Do Something Wacky With a Grandparent Day”, then take a picture of it. Swap teeth?
• “International Translation Day”, introduced in 1991 by the International Federation of Translators. One of the great uses of the Internet is instant language translation as here …
• “Sukkot” begins at sunset, the 7-day Jewish festival that’s observed after the fasting and atonement of “Yom Kippur”.

2001 [11] Ben Stiller’s fashion model comedy “Zoolander” opens in movie theaters

1991 [21] Garth Brooks’ “Ropin’ the Wind” becomes the first country music album to debut at #1 on “Billboard” magazine’s pop album chart

2004 [08] The price of oil exceeds $50-a-barrel for the 1st time (today it’s close to $90)

1972 [40] Paul Henderson scores the game- and series-winning goal with 34 seconds remaining in the 8th game of the ‘Summit Series’ vs the USSR, a moment that goes down in Canadian hockey history

[Oct 1] “Flight Of the Butterflies in 3D” opens in IMAX theaters / CD Player Day / Child Health Day / International Day of Older Persons / Lace Day / World Day of Bullying Prevention / World Habitat Day / World Vegetarian Day
[Oct 2] Guardian Angels Day / International Day of Non-violence / Custodial Workers Day / Techies Day / World Farm Animals Day
[Oct 3] Balloons Around the World Day
[Oct 4] Blessing Of the Animals Day / World Pet Day / Improve Your Office Day / Cinnamon Roll Day / Ten-Four Day
[Oct 5] “Frankenweenie”; “Taken 2” open in movie theaters / “Winnie” opens in theaters (Canada) / Denim Day / Diversity Day / Walk to School Day / World Smile Day
[Oct 6] Cephalopod Awareness Day / Virgin Mobile FreeFest (Columbia MD) / Ecological Debt Day / Mad Hatter Day / German-American Day / World Card-Making Day
[Oct 7] Change a Light Day / Intergeneration Day / International African Diaspora Day / World Communion Day / You Matter to Me Day
[Oct 8] World Zombie Day / Columbus Day (USA) / Thanksgiving Day (Canada) / “90210” debut (CW) / Depression Screening Day / Kick Butt Day / Pirogi Day
[Oct 9] Leif Erikson Day / Face Your Fears Day / World Post Day
[Oct 10] ER Nurses Day / London Film Festival begins (UK) / “Arrow” premieres (CW) / International Day for Natural Disaster Reduction / Newspaper Carrier Day / Top-Spinning Day / Bring Your Teddy Bear To Work & School Day / World Mental Health Day / World Porridge Day
[Oct 11] Coming Out Day / World Sight Day
[Oct 12] “Argo”; “Atlas Shrugged Part II”; “Here Comes the Boom”; “Seven Psychopaths”; “Sinister” open in movie theaters / Free Thought Day / International Moment of Frustration Scream Day / World Egg Day
[Oct 13] English Language Day / Universal Music Day / Led Zeppelin’s “Celebration Day” in movie theaters / Chess Day
[Oct 14] Family Bowling Day / Alternative Fuel Day / Be Bald & Be Free Day / Clergy Appreciation Day
[Oct 15] International Day of Rural Women / Cake Decorating Day / Clean Your Virtual Desktop Day / Grouch Day / White Cane Safety Day
[Oct 16] Boss’ Day / Department Store Day / Dictionary Day / Feral Cat Day / World Food Day
[Oct 17] Hagfish Day / International Day For the Eradication of Poverty / Medical Assistants Recognition Day / Mulligan Day / Fossil Day / Support Your Local Chamber of Commerce Day
[Oct 18] Get Smart About Credit Day / International Credit Union Day / Chocolate Cupcake Day / World Menopause Day
[Oct 19] “Alex Cross”; “Paranormal Activity 4” open in movie theaters / Evaluate Your Life Day / Love Your Body Day / Mammography Day
[Oct 20] Bridge Day / Information Overload Day
[Oct 21] Celebration Of the Mind Day / Sunday School Teacher Appreciation Day / Reptile Awareness Day / World Toy Camera Day
[Oct 22] Caps Lock Day / International Stuttering Awareness Day / “Q Awards” (London)
[Oct 23] iPod Day / Mole Day
[Oct 24] United Nations Day / World Development Information Day
[Oct 25] Chucky, The Notorious Killer Doll Day / World Pasta Day
[Oct 26] “Chasing Mavericks”; “Cloud Atlas”; “Fun Size”; “Silent Hill: Revelation 3D” open in movie theaters / “Skyfall opens in theaters (UK) / Eid-Al-Adha (Muslim) / Frankenstein Friday / Bandanna Day / Bread Sticks Day / Voodoo Music Experience begins (New Orleans)
[Oct 27] Cranky Co-workers Day / Make a Difference Day / Forgiveness Day
[Oct 28] Mother-in-Law Day / Reformation Sunday
[Oct 29] Lung Health Day / Cat Day / Full ‘Hunters’ Moon / Visit a Cemetery Day / World Psoriasis Day
[Oct 30] Checklist Day / Create a Great Funeral Day / Freedom To Love Now!: A Concert For Marriage Equality (NYC) / Devil’s Night / Candy Corn Day
[Oct 31] Day Of the 7 Billion / Halloween / Caramel Apple Day / Knock-Knock Jokes Day / Magic Day / UNICEF Day / Samhain (Wiccan)
[Nov 1] 46th CMA Awards (Nashville)
[Nov 4] Daylight Saving Time ends


Sunday is “Drummer Appreciation Day”, a day to honor those who add so much to the rhythm of life. So to show our appreciation …
– How can you tell when a drummer’s at the door? [The knocking speeds up. Then he doesn’t know when to come in.]
– How can you tell when the stage riser is level? [The drool comes out of both sides of the drummer’s mouth.]
– What do you call a drummer that breaks up with his girlfriend? [Homeless.]
– What’s the last thing a drummer says in a band? [“Hey guys, why don’t we try one of my songs?”]
– What’s the difference between a podiatrist and a drummer? [A podiatrist bucks up your feet.]

☎ If you could live anywhere else in the world, where would you live and why?

My wife says I never listen … or something like that.

Question: In a new survey, the majority of women say their favorite smell is ‘freshly baked bread’; THIS is their 2nd-favorite.
Answer: A wood fire.

Youth isn’t a time of life but a state of mind.

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