Friday, September 30, 2016 – Edition: #5819

Monthly Planning Calendar in Today’s Issue!

★ Today the Season 1 release of the new Marvel series “Luke Cage” streams on Netflix. The series stars Mike Colter as the titular superhero, a convict-turned-crimefighter. It’s set in Harlem NY nightclub ‘Paradise’, run by villain ‘Cornell Stokes’ (aka ‘Cottonmouth’), played by “House of Cards star Mahershala Ali. There are numerous guest appearances by real-life musicians, including Charles Bradley, Faith Evans, Jidenna, and Raphael Saadiq. Each episode is named after a Gang Starr song.
★ Eminem (a big Detroit Lions fan) and Fergie (a die-hard Miami Dolphins supporter) have teamed up with designers at Teespring to create a new line of NFL T-shirts. The collection launched this week marks Teespring’s latest celebrity initiative after previously linking up with the likes of Beyoncé, KISS, Linkin Park, and Melissa Etheridge. The Ts will be available for one month and the music artists will receive a portion of the proceeds to give to charities of their choice.
★ Disney is developing a live-action/CGI reboot of the 1994 mega-hit animated film “The Lion King” ($969 million) with Jon Favreau as director. Just like this year’s “The Jungle Book” update, it will feature songs from the original film. Favreau directed “The Jungle Book” which has grossed $966 million worldwide so far, and is also signed on to helm a sequel “Jungle Book 2”. No further details about “The Lion King” remake have as yet been announced, but Disney does say the project is ‘on the fast track to production’.
– “Hollywood Reporter”
★ And Hollywood’s biggest divorce continues to fuel the rumor mill. Latest gossip says Angelina Jolie (41) & Brad Pitt (52) were already ‘staying in their own wings” of their huge 80,000-square-foot Hollywood Hills estate before their split. An insider claims the pair – who share 6 children and were together for 12 years – were arguing progressively more frequently ahead of the break. They have a huge $400-million estate to sort out that was protected by an iron-clad pre-nup but custody of the children may cause the most difficulties.
– “Us Weekly”

• Austin City Limits (Austin TX) – The 15th anniversary edition of the 2-weekend music festival features the 1st-ever appearances of Radiohead and Mumford & Sons. Also on the bill: Kendrick Lamar, LCD Soundsystem, Major Lazer, and Kygo. All told, the event offers more than 130 bands across 8 stages over 6 days.
• “Elementary” (CBS) – Sunday the season debut.
• “Jimmy Kimmel Live” (ABC/CityTV) – Tonight Usher (“Hard II Love”). Rerun.
• “Last Call With Carson Daly” (NBC) – Tonight Diiv (“Is The Is Are”). Rerun.
• “Late Late Show With James Corden” (CBS/CTV) – Tonight Local Natives (“Sunlit Youth”). Rerun.
• “Late Night With Seth Meyers” (NBC/CTV) – Tonight Glass Animals (“How to Be a Human Being”). Rerun.
• Louder Than Life (Lousiville KY) – The 2016 edition of this Saturday-Sunday music fest features the hard-rocking lineup of Slipknot, Avenged Sevenfold, Slayer, Disturbed, Korn, The Cult, The Pretty Reckless, Cheap Trick, Clutch, Alter Bridge and more.
• “Madam Secretary” / “NCIS: Los Angeles” (CBS) – Sunday the season debuts.
• Meadows Music & Arts Festival (NYC) – Saturday-Sunday a new multi-stage festival at Citi Field in Queens NY, headlined by Kanye West, The Weeknd, and Chance the Rapper. In all, 40-plus artists perform across 4 stages. There’s also a showcase of cuisine from around-the-world and craft cocktails from some of the finest mixologists around.
• Route 91 Harvest (Las Vegas NV) – Luke Bryan, Toby Keith, Brad Paisley, Little Big Town and Chris Young top the bill for this 3rd annual 3-day, 2-stage country music fest in Sin City that takes place at the Las Vegas Village across from Luxor Hotel & Casino.
• “Saturday Night Live” (NBC/Global) – Australian actress Margot Robbie (“Suicide Squad”) hosts the Season 42 premiere, with musical guest The Weeknd (“Starboy”, out November 25th). Actor Alec Baldwin guests as Donald Trump as part of an ongoing gag..
• SlutWalk (Los Angeles CA) – Saturday Amber Rose hosts her 2nd annual, which aims to fight sexual violence, victim blaming, derogatory labels, and gender inequality. She’s hoping some of her famous friends, including boyfriend Terrence Ross (Toronto Raptors) show up.
• “The Talk” (CBS) – Today Shawn Mendes (“Illuminate”).
• “Westworld” (HBO) – Sunday the series premiere.

• Drake – His anticipated short film “Please Forgive Me” is out today. It’s co-directed by Drake and Anthony Mandler, with a musical score by his longtime collaborator/producer Noah ’40’ Shebib.
• Florence + The Machine – They’ve recorded a cover of “Stand By Me” for the videogame “Final Fantasy XV”, which is out today. They also have a tune, “Wish That You Were Here”, on the soundtrack of the movie “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children”, opening today.
• The Killers – Tonight-tomorrow they’re playing Sam’s Town Hotel & Gambling Hall in Las Vegas NV, the inspiration for their 2006 album “Sam’s Town”. The album is having a 10th anniversary reissue.
• Kip Moore – Tonight in Oklahoma City OK he begins his “Me & My Kind Tour”, which runs through December. Jon Pardi (“California Sunrise”) is opening the shows.
• Rae Sremmurd – Their first-ever headlining tour, in support of their latest album “SremmLife 2”, begins in New Orleans on Saturday and runs up to November 16th in San Diego CA.
• Regina Spektor – Today she releases “Remember Us to Life “, her first new recording since 2012. It features the lead single “Bleeding Heart”.
• Rolling Stones – A new box set out today compiles the mono versions of their ’60s catalogue. “The Rolling Stones in Mono” is out in CD and vinyl sets, collecting the mono mixes of 186 songs released 1963-69. Explain to your grandchildren what ‘mono’ is.
• The Roots – They’ve expanded their annual “Roots Picnic” in Philadelphia PA to include a new, 2-day festival in NYC. Saturday-Sunday in Bryant Park the “Tonight Show” house band is joined by D’Angelo, David Byrne, John Mayer, Wu-Tang Clan, Nile Rodgers and other artists.

• “Deepwater Horizon” ( PG-13 Action Drama ): A story set on the offshore drilling rig ‘Deepwater Horizon’, which exploded in the Gulf of Mexico during April 2010 and created the worst oil spill in US history. Stars Mark Wahlberg, Kurt Russell, Douglas M Griffin, James DuMont. Also being released in IMAX.
• “Masterminds” ( PG-13 Action Crime Comedy ): Zach Galifianakis stars as a bored night guard at an armored car company who helps organize one of the biggest bank heists in history. He makes off with $17 million in cash, but then foolishly hands the money over to a wild group of double-crossers. Co-stars Kate McKinnon, Kristen Wiig, Jason Sudeikis, Owen Wilson.
• “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children” ( PG-13 Fantasy Adventure ): Director Tim Burton’s latest is the story of a young lad who discovers clues to a mystery that spans different worlds and times. As he gets to know the residents of a children’s home, he learns about their special powers. Stars Eva Green, Asa Butterfield, Samuel L Jackson, Judi Dench.
• Opening in limited release: “American Honey” (Drama); “Danny Says” (Musical Documentary); “Denial” (Biographical Drama); and “MS Dhoni: The Untold Story” (Sports Biography).

Women who eat full-fat yogurt regularly are less likely to be depressed.
– “New York Magazine”


1963 [53] Eddie Montgomery, Danville KY, country singer (Montgomery Gentry-“Back When I Knew It All”)

1964 [52] Monica Bellucci, Città di Castello, Italy, movie actress (“Spectre”, ”The Matrix” films)

1964 [52] Robby Takac, Buffalo NY, alt-rock singer-bassist (Goo Goo Dolls-“Slide”, “Iris”)

1964 [52] Trey Anastasio, Fort Worth TX, cult band singer-songwriter-guitarist (Phish-“Time Turns Elastic”)

1975 [41] Marion Cotillard, Paris, France, movie actress (“The Dark Knight Rises”, “Midnight in Paris”)

1984 [32] T-Pain (Faheem Rasheed Najm), Tallahassee FL, hip-hop/R&B singer-songwriter (f/Yung Joc-“Buy U a Drank [Shawty Snappin’]”)

Movie actress-singer Julie Andrews (“Sound of Music”) is 81; Movie actor Randy Quaid (“Brokeback Mountain”) is 66; Movie actor Zach Galifianakis (“Masterminds”) is 47; TV actress Sarah Drew (“Grey’s Anatomy”) is 36; Movie actress Brie Larson (“Room”) is 27.

Rock musician Sting (The Police) is 65; TV host Kelly Ripa (“Live With Kelly”) is 46; Indie singer-songwriter Sam Roberts (Sam Roberts Band) is 42; Rock bassist Mike Rodden (Hinder) is 34; Blues-rock singer Brittany Howard (Alabama Shakes) is 28.

• “Ask a Stupid Question Day”, observed annually on the last school day in September to encourage kids to ask more questions in the classroom.

• “International Frugal Fun Day”, celebrated annually on the 1st Saturday of October to find ways to have a good time without spending a lot of money. What can you do for free that’s truly fun?
• “Homemade Cookies Day”. Nummers! What’s the absolute best kind? Chocolate chip? Oatmeal & raisin? Peanut butter? Shortbread? Dirt balls?
• “International Day of Older Persons”, an annual observance begun by the UN to recognize the contributions of older persons and to examine issues that affect their lives.
• “International Music Day”, initiated in 1975 by Lord Yehudi Menuhin to encourage the promotion of musical art among all sections of society.
• “National Day Of the People’s Republic of China”, honoring the PRC’s founding on October 1, 1949. It’s celebrated with a variety of festivities, including fireworks and concerts.
• “October”, which actually means ‘8th month’ but has been the 10th month ever since New Year’s Day was moved from March to January. At other times in history October has been called Germanicus, Herculeus, and Faustinus. So, happy First of Faustinus!
• “Walk Your Dog Day”, kicking off “Walk Your Dog Week”. Hey ‘Tubby’ could use the exercise.
• “World Vegetarian Day”, the 39th annual designed to create awareness of the ethical, environmental, health, and humanitarian benefits of a vegetarian lifestyle.

• “Custodial Workers Day”, honoring those who clean up after the rest of us. Nicer names for ‘Janitor’ include: ‘Caretaker’, ‘Maintenance Coordinator’, and ‘Sanitation Engineer’.
• “International Day of Non-Violence”, observed on the birthday of Mohandas Gandhi. This day is referred to in India as “Gandhi Jayanti”.
• “World Farm Animal Day”, as declared by the ‘Farm Animal Reform Movement’ to memorialize the ‘needless suffering and death’ of billions of innocent farm animals each year. The celebration also honors the birthday of Gandhi, who was a champion of humane farming.

2011 [05] After 28 years together, KISS rocker Gene Simmons & model Shannon Tweed tie the knot before 400 guests at a ceremony in Beverly Hills CA (basically a reality TV stunt)

2012 [04] Pop singer George Michael experiences ‘major anxiety’ and cancels the Australian leg of his tour (said to be a result of life-threatening pneumonia in 2011)

2004 [12] 1st images of a live Giant Squid in its natural habitat are taken 600 miles (965 km) south of Tokyo, Japan

[Oct 3] “Scorpion” season premiere (CBS) / Blessing Of the Pets Day / Cinnamon Roll Day / Taco Day / Vodka Day / Country Inn Bed & Breakfast Day / International African Diaspora Day
[Oct 4] “BET Hip Hop Awards 2016” (BET) / “The Flash” season premiere (CW) / Truckers Day
[Oct 5] “Arrow” season premiere (CW) / International Day of No Prostitution / Techies Day / World Day of Architecture / World Day of Bullying Prevention / World Habitat Day
[Oct 6] Canada’s Walk of Fame induction (Toronto ON) / German-American Day
[Oct 7] Desert Trip Festival begins (Indio CA) / “The Birth Of a Nation”; “The Girl On the Train” open in movie theaters / Emergency Nurses Day / Kale Day / Pet Obesity Awareness Day
[Oct 8] Depression Screening Day / Pierogy Day / World Octopus Day / World Sight Day
[Oct 9] Chess Day / World Egg Day / Costume Swap Day / Family Bowling Day
[Oct 10] “2 Broke Girls” season debut (CBS) / “Supergirl” season debut (CW) / Thanksgiving Day (Canada) / Columbus Day (USA) / Cake Decorating Day / International Day for Natural Disaster Reduction / Handbag Day / Universal Music Day / World Day Against the Death Penalty / World Homeless Day / World Mental Health Day / World Porridge Day
[Oct 11] “Chicago Fire” season debut (NBC) / “Bridget Jones’s Baby: The Diaries” published / International Day Of the Girl / Coming Out Day / Food Truck Day / Southern Food Heritage Day
[Oct 12] Kick Butt Day / Spanish Language Day / World Arthritis Day
[Oct 13] Prince Tribute Concert (Minneapolis MN) / International African Penguin Awareness Day / International Day for Failure / Face Your Fears Day / Silly Sayings Day / Bring Your Teddy Bear to Work & School Day
[Oct 14] “The Accountant”; “Underworld: Blood Wars” open in movie theaters / “Supersonic” opens in UK theaters / Be Bald & Be Free Day / Stop Bullying Day
[Oct 15] Tidal X: 1015 Benefit Concert (Brooklyn NY) / Get Smart About Credit Day / Global Handwashing Day / International Day of Rural Women / Grouch Day / White Cane Safety Day
[Oct 16] Full ‘Hunters’ Moon / Alternative Fuel Day / Bosses Day / Feral Cat Day / Department Store Day / Dictionary Day / Mammography Day / World Food Day
[Oct 17] “Jane the Virgin” season debut (CW) / Bridge Day / International Day For the Eradication of Poverty / Mulligan Day / Pasta Day / Wear Something Gaudy Day
[Oct 18] World Menopause Day
[Oct 19] Adjust Your Chair Day / Evaluate Your Life Day / Clean Your Virtual Desktop Day
[Oct 20] “The Rocky Horror Picture Show: Let’s Do The Time Warp Again” (FOX) / Shampoo Day / Suspenders Day / International Air Traffic Control Day / World Osteoporosis Day
[Oct 21] “Jack Reacher: Never Go Back”; “Ouija: Origin of Evil” open in movie theaters / Harry Potter Festival & Quidditch Tournament begins (Philadelphia PA) / “Great Performance: Hamilton’s America” (PBS) / Information Overload Day / Reptile Awareness Day
[Oct 22] InStyle Awards (Los Angeles CA) / Caps Locks Day / International Stuttering Awareness Day / Nut Day / Smart is Cool Day
[Oct 23] Mark Twain Prize for American Humor (Washington DC) / iPod Day / Pharmacy Technician Day / TV Talk Show Host Day
[Oct 24] “Man With a Plan” series debut (CBS) / Food Day / Pit Bull Awareness Day
[Oct 25] Visit a Cemetery Day / International Artists Day / World Pasta Day / Mother-in-Law Day
[Oct 26] Howl At the Moon Night
[Oct 27] “The Great Indoors” series debut (CBS) / Cranky Co-Workers Day
[Oct 28] “Inferno”; “Rings” open in movie theaters / Voodoo Music + Arts Experience begins (New Orleans LA) / Frankenstein Friday / Plush Animal Lovers Day / Bring Your Jack-O-Lantern to Work Day / Lung Health Day
[Oct 29] Cat Day / World Psoriasis Day
[Oct 30] Checklist Day / Create a Great Funeral Day / Mischief Night / International Bandanna Day / Bread Sticks Day / Candy Corn Day
[Oct 31] Halloween / Caramel Apple Day / Knock-Knock Jokes Day / Magic Day / UNICEF Day
[Nov 1] “The Middle-Earth 6-Film Collection” released
[Nov 2] “50th CMA Awards” (ABC)


✓ A sunny spot in the living room and the complete absence of people fussing over them.
✓ Several sofas, a nap shelf, dinners in which the food is often left untouched.
✓ A 9-bedroom home in the suburbs and a scratching-post castle.
✓ A litter box with a roof, a single ball of aluminum foil, and a staring contest that lasts for years.
✓ A house full of mice.
✓ Wall-to-wall carpeting, unlimited kitty treats, and a casual indifference to life and everything that exists outside of the self.
✓ Leaky faucets for sipping.
✓ Laps.
– Thanks to Dan Rozier

I’m on the ‘Vodka Diet’. I’ve lost 3 days already!

☎ Share your best ‘mansplaining’ story so we can all have a good laugh.

Why are bowling shoes so ugly?
a. Bowlers originally wanted shoes to match their colorful uniforms.
b. They may be considered ugly now, but when first invented they were quite fashionable.
c. So they won’t get stolen. [CORRECT]
– “Imponderables”

Question: Women take 20 seconds longer than men to do THIS.
Answer: Parallel park.

The best way to cheer yourself up is to cheer someone else up.

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