Thursday, September 28, 2017 – Edition: #6065

We’re Bullish on Radio!

★ The split between Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt has been a difficult one. Now, reports are surfacing that the kids’ education and behavior are the focus of the custody battle, and Pitt isn’t happy with how Jolie is handling things.  Jolie’s ‘no rules’ parenting style is being called into question by Pitt, who believes in more of a structured upbringing. The kids, Maddox, 16, Pax, 13, Zahara, 12, Shiloh, 11, and twins Knox, and Vivienne,9, live with their mother and apparently, things are chaotic in their six-bedroom mansion.
(It was the same in my mansion.  And we only had 15 kids!)
★ Sofia Vergara has been named the highest paid TV actress for SIXTH consecutive year with earnings of $41.5 million.  Kaley Cuoco comes in second with $26 million.  Although it’s the role that catapulted her to international fame, Sofia’s work in the hugely-popular ‘Modern Family’ only makes up one-quarter of her income. The rest of the Colombian-born beauty’s millions have come from  various endorsement and licensing deals with the likes of Cover Girl, Head & Shoulders, K-Mart and Pepsi. Rounding out the top 5: Ellen Pompeo, Mindy Kaling and Mariska Hargitay.
(And I’ve still never understood a word she has said!)
-DailyMail, Forbes
★ Bruce Willis is set to reprise his iconic role of police officer John McClane in the sixth movie in the ‘Die Hard’ franchise. Half of the movie – known as ‘Die Hard: Year One’ – will see McClane as a rookie police officer in the early 1980s, with the rest of the movie being set in the present day.
★ Get excited, but also terrified — the ‘It’ sequel has a release date. New Line Cinema and Warner Bros. announced Monday that the second ‘It’ hits the fans on Sept. 6, 2019. Since its debut in cinemas earlier this month (no pun intended), the R-rated, clown-phobia-inducing film became the top-grossing horror flick of all time, earning $266.1 million in the U.S. and $478.1 million globally to date.
(‘It’ will probably make a few bucks on Halloween costumes too! )
★ Cheryl Burke says she would love to marry Matthew Lawrence. The ‘Dancing With the Stars’ pro rekindled her romance with the ‘Boy Meets World’ actor in July after the pair first dated a decade ago, and it seems their relationship is moving fast.  Burke is already eager to tie the knot and start a family with her beau.  According to her, “ ”I would love that! We talked about it, so whenever the time is right. Hopefully sooner than later!  I’m not getting any younger.”
★ Tom Wopat, who was arrested last month on indecent assault and battery charges, is reportedly facing new charges stemming from an incident with an underage girl. The ‘Dukes of Hazzard’ star allegedly touched the teenager and then said, “I’m a creepy old man; you’re really talented and really cute.” The co-star also accused Wopat of slapping her behind with a script and remarking “nice butt”.

• “Jimmy Kimmel Live” (ABC/Global): Kaley Cuoco, David Muir, the XX
• “The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon” (NBC/CTV): Harrison Ford, Rachel Maddow, Charli XCX
• “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” (CBS/Global): Steve Martin, Mark Feuerstein, Steve Martin & the Steep Canyon Rangers
• “Late Night with Seth Meyers” (NBC/CTV): Jennifer Hudson, Jeff Garlin, Jesmyn Ward, Gregg Bissonette
• “The Late Late Show with James Corden” (CBS/CTV): Don Johnson, Minnie Driver
• “Conan” (TBS/Comedy): Kyle MacLachlan, Rob Schneider, Lisa Loeb
• “Watch What Happens Live” (Bravo): Savannah Guthrie, Adam Scott
• “The View” (ABC/CTV): Larry David
• “The Talk” (CBS): Bobby Moynihan, John Larroquette, Nischelle Turner, Wolfgang Puck
• “Live with Kelly and Ryan” (ABC/CTV): Viola Davis, Adam Scott
• “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” (NBC/CTV): Jamie Foxx, Jay Pharoah
• “Grey’s Anatomy” (ABC): Season 14 Premiere. “Break Down the House; Get Off on the Pain”
• “How to Get Away With Murder” (ABC): Season 4 Premiere. “I’m Going Away”
• “Superstore” (NBC): Season 3 Premiere. “Grand Re-Opening”
• “The Good Place: (NBC): Season 2 Premiere. “Dance Dance Resolution”
• “Will & Grace” (NBC): Season 1 Premiere. “11 Years Later”
• ” Great News” (NBC): Season 2 Premiere. “Boardroom Bitch”
• “Chicago Fire” (NBC): Season 6 Premiere. “It Wasn’t Enough”

• Aerosmith – have canceled a handful of dates through early October while singer Steven Tyler recovers from an undisclosed non-life threatening condition. Tyler, who had been touring South America with the band, has flown back to the U.S. for treatment and to recover.
• Cheap Trick – will release their first holiday-themed album, ‘Christmas Christmas’, on October 20.  It will feature versions of Christmas tunes recorded by The Kinks, The Ramones, Slade and Chuck Berry, among others, plus three holiday-themed originals.
• Robert Plant – will tour in North America next year to support his upcoming album, ‘Carry Fire’.  His 2018 tour will begin Feb. 9 in Raleigh, North Carolina. He’ll also visit New York, Boston, Toronto, Chicago and Los Angeles, among other cities. Plant will be backed by his current band, the Sensational Space Shifters.
• Taylor Swift – her alleged stalker has been deemed mentally unfit to stand trial. Mohammed Jaffar – who was arrested on March 6 for stalking and burglary after allegedly following Swift for months – appeared at Manhattan Supreme Court briefly before being ordered by doctors to be sent to a psychiatric facility.
Ed Sheeran – will launch a 2018 tour that will see him play a series of massive stadiums across North America.  The tour kicks on August 18 at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, CA, winding its way across America (with one stop in Toronto, Canada) before wrapping up in Atlanta early November.
• Beyonce – she and JAY-Z just plunked down a cool $26 million for a mansion in the posh East Hamptons, NY, beach community.  It is a stately 12,000 square feet situated on a two-acres.  The property is also equipped with an 1,800 square-foot guest cottage.  The couple also recently purchased an L.A. Estate for $88 Million. (And they say musicians aren’t making money anymore…)
• Demi Lovato – says she feels ”lonely”.  Lovato is currently single and she admits that while being out of a relationship has allowed her to have fun’, it also makes her feel alone sometimes.
• Luke Bryan – It’s official! Bryan is the second celebrity judge to join the new version of ‘American Idol’ alongside Katy Perry.  Apparently Lionel Richie is no longer in contention for the third and final judge’s spot.
• Midland – has debuted the music video for the band’s second single, ‘Make a Little’.  They are also set to join Little Big Town and Kacey Musgraves on a massive 2018 tour.

You have heard of the book ‘Women are from Venus, Men are from Mars’. So you know there are some real differences going on there.  But a new study shows that women’s brains are significantly more active in many areas, compared to men’s brains.  Basically,  what is called ‘Women’s Intuition’ IS a thing.  The study, in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, shows that women exhibit more empathy, intuition, collaboration, self-control and appropriate concern because of increased blood flow in the brain.  Yes, women think differently from men.  The brain-imaging study looked at more than 25,000 men and women and also found that the brains of women showed more blood flow in the areas which involve mood, anxiety and depression. The hippocampus, or the memory center, was also more active in women’s brains.   Increased activity in a part of the brain called the insular cortex suggests that although women might spend too much time thinking about what other people are thinking, it also shows that they can connect well with others, since it takes a lot of brain activity to read and interact with people, making them natural leaders.  Men’s brains, on the other hand, showed more blood flow in the visual and coordination centers.
(Which basically means that women should tell men what to do and where to go, and guys should do it)
(You knew that memory center in women was a good one….)
(So there IS such a thing as women’s intuition?  I had a feeling about that…)
(And if you didn’t know about women’s intuition, and you’re a guy, your life might have been pretty rocky up to this point…)

The Canadian Paediatric Society is warning parents, teachers and coaches that kids and teens should not drink sports or energy drinks.  Dr. Catherine Pound, a pediatrician at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario, says caffeinated energy drinks in particular pose serious health risks.  She points out that can of energy drink contains more caffeine than a regular brewed coffee.  And too much can be deadly, as was the case for a teen in South Carolina who collapsed in April after drinking an energy drink, a large pop and a café latte within two hours.   The Canadian Paediatric Society has taken the position that both caffeinated energy drinks and non-caffeinated sports drinks should not be given to youth, except in the “very specific subset of the population…of children that will perform very vigorous activity for over an hour or in very hot and humid weather.”  Their suggestion?  Water.
(Ah.  Street hockey.)
(Stick with chocolate milk…until someone decides that it’s a killer too!)
(Energy drinks have more caffeine than coffee?  Thanks for the tip!)

The tweets in your timeline are about to get super-sized. Twitter has started testing 280-character tweets, doubling the previous character limit, in an effort to help users “be more expressive”.
According to chief executive Jack Dorsey, the original 140 character limit was an arbitrary choice based on the 160-character SMS limit.  The decision to change was motivated by research which showed that you can convey double the amount of information per character in languages like Japanese, Korean and Chinese than you can in languages like English, Spanish, Portuguese or French.  As a result, many English Tweeters went over the 140 character limit, and had to split their Tweets, or use other creative ways to get their message across.  Twitter is testing the new feature with a small subset of its 328 million users before deciding whether to launch it to everyone.
(Awesome.  Twice as much Trump!)
(Now, I’ll be able to fully convey my thoughts.  My follower will be so happy!)
(Now can we have a limit on selfies?)

A statistical look at who we are and the things we do …
• 60% of us do not like the sound of the doorbell anymore.
• 10% of us have dropped a contact lens into the toilet.
• 75% of us have witnessed a co-worker not wash their hands after using the bathroom.
• 48% of guys have accidentally said “I love you” on a date.
• 5% of us would end a relationship if our significant other started wearing sweatpants in public.
• 90% of us say it’s been 10 years since they’ve gone to a public library.


1967 [50] Mira Sorvino, Tenafly NJ, TV actress (‘Falling Skies’ 2014-15)/movie actress (1995 Oscar-‘Mighty Aphrodite’) COMING UP…The Dog and Pony Show, 2018

1968 [49] Naomi Watts, Shoreham UK (raised Australia), movie actress (‘Birdman’, ‘King Kong’)

1969 [48] Karen Fairchild, Gary IN, country singer (Little Big Town-‘Girl Crush’, ‘Better Man’)

1977 [40] Young Jeezy (Jay Jenkins), Columbia SC, rapper (w/Rihanna-‘Hard’, w/Usher-‘Love In This Club’)

1978 [39] Peter Cambor, Houston TX, TV actor (‘Nate Getz’ on ‘NCIS: Los Angeles’ since 2009)

1982 [35] St. Vincent (Annie Clark), Tulsa OK, singer-songwriter (‘Teenage Talk’, ‘Jesus Saves, I Spend’)

1986 [31] Daniel Platzman, Atlanta GA, indie rock drummer (Imagine Dragons-‘Demons’, ‘Radioactive’)

1987 [30] Hilary Duff, Houston TX, TV actress (‘Younger’ 2015-2017)/movie actress (‘Cheaper By the Dozen’ films)/pop singer (‘So Yesterday’)

• “Drink Beer Day”, a day to raise a glass of your favorite ale or lager and celebrate one of the oldest man-made beverages.  It’s been produced by individuals since the Neolithic Era and by commercial breweries as far back as 1040 AD (Betcha can’t have just one!)

• “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…tonight, it’s payback time!

• “Good Neighbor Day”, celebrated annually on September 28th since 2003 to recognize and appreciate the nice folks next door. Hopefully, one of those good neighbors is you!

• “International Right to Know Day”, initiated in 2002 to raise awareness about people’s right to access government info and to promote freedom of information as essential to both democracy and good governance.

• “World Rabies Day”, observed annually to raise awareness about the continuing burden of rabies and how the disease can be prevented.

• “Ask a Stupid Question Day”, created by some unknown keener who decided that ‘asking a stupid question is better than repairing a stupid mistake’. It’s a good excuse to pose perplexing questions like…
• If our knees were bent the other way, what would a chair look like?
• Why did Yankee Doodle name the feather in his hat ‘Macaroni’?
• Can we spell the word ‘creativity’ however we want?
• Can you be a ‘closet claustrophobic’?
• If winning isn’t important … why do we keep score?
• Why aren’t blueberries blue?

[Fri] Broadway Musicals Day
[Fri] Coffee Day
[Sat] Chewing Gum Day
[Sat] Museum Day

1987 [30] ‘Star Trek: The Next Generation,’ starring Patrick Stewart makes its TV debut

2001 [16] Ben Stiller’s fashion model comedy ‘Zoolander’ opens in movie theaters (‘Zoolander 2′ tanks in 2016)

1991 [26] Garth Brooks’ ‘Ropin’ the Wind’ becomes the 1st country music album to debut at #1 on “Billboard” magazine’s pop album chart

2008 [09] SpaceX launches the 1st private spacecraft into orbit, the ‘Falcon 1′

1941 [76] Ted Williams of the Boston Red Sox ends the baseball season with .406 batting avg, the last MLB player to bat .400 in a season

1972 [45] Canada defeats the USSR in the eighth and final game of the legendary hockey Summit Series (Canada won 4 games to 3, with one tie)

2006 [11] For the 3rd consecutive season, the American League’s Kansas City Royals lose 100 or more baseball games


✓ Cracking your knuckles does not hurt your bones or cause arthritis, the sound you hear is just gas bubbles bursting.
✓ A relaxed state of mind and an influx of dopamine makes people more creative, which is why many people have good ideas in the shower.
✓ 18 percent of the world’s population has six or more tattoos.
✓ People who prefer spicy foods tend to be risk-takers.
✓ Napping for just 6 minutes can help improve your memory.
✓ People who find it easier to laugh tend to live longer than those who do not.

• Never Withhold Herpes Infection from Loved One
• War Dims Hope for Peace
• If Strike isn’t Settled Quickly, It May Last a While
• Couple Slain; Police Suspect Homicide
• Red Tape Holds Up New Bridge
• Typhoon Rips Through Cemetery; Hundreds Dead
• Man Struck by Lightning Faces Battery Charge
• New Study of Obesity Looks for Larger Test Group
• Astronaut Takes Blame for Gas in Spacecraft
• Sex Education Delayed, Teachers Request Training

☎  What’s the best name for a pet that you’ve ever heard?
(Ours is “Ask ’em”)

Life is too short to be serious all the time.  So, if you can’t laugh at yourself, call me.  I’ll laugh at you.

Question:  On average, adults do this 70 times per day.  What?
Answer:  Complain

If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.

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