October 30, 2006

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Monday, October 30, 2006        Edition: #3397
Sheeters Always Prosper!

• After nearly 60 days apart, Jennifer Aniston has arrived in London UK to see Vince Vaughn. It’s reportedly the first time the on-off-on again couple has seen each other since their reported ‘break up’ … a split that an Aniston friend later downgraded to a ‘break’. Word has it they took in a matinee performance of the musical “Wicked” SATURDAY, then returned to the penthouse suite at a London hotel. One observer who encountered the duo says they looked ‘romantic’ and were ‘polite and friendly’.
– “Us Weekly”
• Actress Kate Hudson has sparked speculation she’s pregnant with a 2nd child after she was spotted buying pink baby clothes at posh LA baby store Petit Tresor. Hudson, who split from husband Chris Robinson LAST MONTH, reportedly spent $1,500 on newborn baby clothes, including … green frog slippers. Her boyfriend, “You, Me & Dupree” co-star Owen Wilson, was nowhere in sight. She already has a 2-year-old son, Ryder, via Robinson.
– TMZ.com
• Despite having recently given birth to Shiloh and already having 2 adopted children, Maddox and Zahara, Angelina Jolie is apparently planning on adopting another child, this time from India. Word is she and Brad Pitt want to be able to bring the baby home by Christmas and would like to name the child ‘India’ to honor its homeland.
– newkerala.com
• “Simple Life” skeleton Nicole Richie is finally seeking treatment for what her rep describes as ‘an inability to put on weight’. She’s decided to undergo diagnostic treatment from a team of doctors and specialists whose focus is nutrition. The rep, however, stresses that ‘this is not a treatment for an eating disorder’. Maybe a non-eating disorder then?
– “People”
• Perhaps a bit ironically, “Law & Order” star Jesse L Martin (‘Detective Ed Green’) has been robbed! He was eating breakfast in a Buffalo NY restaurant while in town shooting the upcoming movie “Buffalo Bushido” when someone broke into his SUV and stole his luggage and an iPod. He later returned to NYC, where “L&O” tapes, with only the clothes on his back and his wallet.
– “Star Magazine”
• The set of the TV series “Brothers & Sisters” (ABC) has reportedly turned into a battlefield with co-stars Calista Flockhart and Rachel Griffiths at each other’s throats! They play sisters on the prime-time drama and both have won “Golden Globe Awards” (Calista for “Ally McBeal”; Rachel for “Six Feet Under”). It seems Calista considers herself the show’s star, while Rachel believes she’s the more experienced actress so she should be top dog. Girls, it won’t much matter unless the show soon starts attracting some viewers.
– “National Enquirer”
• As he did LAST YEAR, Dick Clark will co-host the annual “New Year’s Rockin’ Eve” to ring in 2007 before a TV audience of millions, alongside Ryan Seacrest and musical guest Christina Aguilera. 76-year-old Clark missed the show 2 years ago when he suffered a stroke but returned to the holiday staple last New Year’s Eve. He originated the show back in 1972.
– “USA Weekend”
• SATURDAY, former world heavyweight champion Trevor Berbick was hacked to death in Jamaica. The 53-year-old Canadian-born boxer was found in a churchyard with a deep wound to the head that’s believed to be from a machete or a hatchet. Berbick, who was the last man to fight Muhammad Ali, moved to Jamaica in 2002 after a blood clot in his brain forced him to retire from boxing in 2000.
– “Contact Music”

• Barry Manilow – TODAY he’s on daytime TV’s “Ellen DeGeneres Show” (syndicated/CityTV).
• Beck – TONIGHT he’s a guest on “Late Show With David Letterman” (CBS).
• Carrie Underwood – TONIGHT she performs on the “Tonight Show With Jay Leno” (NBC/A Channel).
• Fall Out Boy – Their follow-up album to” From Under the Cork Tree” is tentatively scheduled to hit stores FEBRUARY 6th.
• Fergie – Fisticuffs broke out on the set of “Las Vegas” when an extra made a lewd comment about her that was apparently overheard by the show’s star and her sometime boyfriend Josh Duhamel. Security had to be called to break up the melee. Then the extra was frog-marched off the set and canned.
• Mariah Carey – A performance in Hong Kong scheduled for SATURDAY was cancelled due to low ticket sales and what the promoters describe as ‘wholly unreasonable’ demands by her. Wow, hard to believe, huh?
• Snoop Dogg – He’s been released on $35,000 bail after being arrested on suspicion of illegal drug and gun possession at Orange County, California’s Bob Hope Airport. He’s due in court DECEMBER 12th.
• U2 – TODAY their official website U2.com is launching a ‘lyric hunt’. Using posted clues, fans must find hidden excerpts from the new album “U218 Singles” (to be released NOVEMBER 20th) on websites all over the Internet. Those who succeed get a chance to win a trip to see the “Vertigo Tour” finalé in Hawaii DECEMBER 9th. The winner will be announced NOVEMBER 6th on U2.com.
• Van Halen – Industry insiders say negotiations are currently underway to reunite the band with their original frontman David Lee Roth for a tour in 2007. One thing sure … they could all use the work.

In an unusual MONDAY video release, “Mission Impossible III” is out in a variety of versions, including a ‘2-Disc Special Collector’s Edition’, and a variety of formats, including DVD, HD-DVD and Blu-ray. In this 2nd sequel, ‘Ethan Hunt’ (Tom Cruise) comes face-to-face with a dangerous and sadistic arms dealer while trying to keep his identity secret in order to protect his girlfriend. Co-stars Philip Seymour Hoffman, Ving Rhames, Keri Russell and Laurence Fishburne. Some scenes shot in Italy and China. With a combined worldwide gross of $396 million, this is 6th highest-grossing movie of 2006. Meantime in a deal with Paramount, Finish phone-maker Nokia is selling its new N93 camcorder/video player cellphone with the full-length version of “Mission: Impossible III” on its memory card that’s viewable on the 2.4” color screen. It’s initially being offered in 10 European countries.

TONIGHT you can get a classic case of the chills in select theaters as a digital re-release of the original 1978 “Halloween” flick screens, presented for the first time in surround sound. As an added bonus, there’s a 20-minute featurette by rocker-turned-horror filmmaker Rob Zombie, who’ll write and direct “Halloween 9”, due out NEXT OCTOBER.

Automotive experts debunk the following urban legends about vehicles and driving …
• When a vehicle has been sitting for awhile, the air in the tires gets stale and needs to be changed. (Try changing the oil once a decade instead.)
• Shiny ornaments, such as CDs hung from the rearview mirror, will confuse radar guns. (Actually, they’re more likely to catch a cop’s eye.)
• Low mileage is important when looking for a used car. (The opposite can be true – engines that are ‘short-tripped’ often exhibit greater wear than those with more highway mileage.)
• If you suck on a penny, you can fool Breathalyzer tests. (Try a hundred-dollar bill. A penny isn’t going to bribe anyone!)
– “NY Times”

Danish research proves what you might have guessed – overweight people lie about what they eat. In a study of 400 people, the lean folks report their consumption fairly accurately, while those who are overweight tend to lie or forget about fat-laden snacks. (“I haven’t had a thing all day, other than a couple doughnuts. Oh, and a half-dozen Mars bars … and that mug o’ gravy …”)
– Reuters

Here’s another thing to blame on our expanding waistlines: We’re using more gasoline. That’s the conclusion of a study from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, which says that 938 million more gallons of gasoline go into vehicles annually because drivers and passengers are considerably heavier today than in 1960.
– “Los Angeles Times”

A US Food & Drug Administration press release claims its studies show that meat and milk from cattle clones and their offspring are as safe as that from conventionally bred animals. Despite protests from consumer groups, surveys carried out by the biotech industry have discovered that most people don’t care if food comes from cloned animals … as long as the price is right. The Biotechnology Industry Organization says the average consumer is likely to accept the technology as it moves forward. So it’s likely ‘Frankenfood’ will soon be sold at a store near you, but there won’t be a label to indicate it’s anything other than healthy meat or milk. (“Mommy, why does the turkey have 5 legs?”)
– AP

A test all of the major movie-download services has found flaws with each of them. Some of the problems: downloadable films can be more expensive than DVD versions and offer fewer features; downloading the movies can be tiresome; and watching downloaded movies on anything other than your PC or portable device is a pain. Apple’s iTunes Music Store provides the ‘slickest service’ but currently offers only about 100 feature-length films, all of them from Disney. The bottom line, there’s a ways to go before downloading movies becomes the norm. (Did you hear that sigh of relief from the local Blockbuster store?)
– “PC World”

The children’s Halloween game of ‘Bobbing for Apples’ has its origins in a symbol of adult fertility: Pomona, the Roman goddess of fruit trees. So the tradition developed that the first participant to bite into the apple would supposedly be the next to marry.

“Why did you marry her? She’s been a manipulative cow from day one.”
– According to “News of the World”, the response Paul McCartney’s fashion designer daughter Stella had to Heather Mills’ claims that he abused her mom, Linda McCartney.


1967 [39] Gavin Rossdale, London UK, rock singer/guitarist (Bush-“Glycerine”)/Mr Gwen Stefani since 2002

1969 [37] Snow (Darren O’Brien), Toronto ON, hip-hop artist (“I’ll Do Anything For You”, “The Informer”)

1976 [30] Kassidy Osborn, Magna UT, country singer (SHeDAISY-“This Woman Needs”, “Little Goodbyes”)  FACTOID: TONIGHT SHeDAISY performs at the 2nd annual “Broadway Meets Country” concert at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center in Nashville, as well as Josh Gracin, Lee Ann Womack and Trisha Yearwood, among others.

• “Bodybuilders’ Day”, celebrating the 1893 birth of Charles Atlas (Angelo Siciliano) in Acri, Italy. Yes, a bully actually did kick sand in the former 97-lb weakling’s face and steal his girlfriend, leading him to develop a wildly popular mail-order body building course.

• “Candy Corn Day”, celebrating the traditional Halloween candy that resembles corn kernels and can’t be resisted until you’ve finished off the entire 2-lb bag.  FACTOID: Nearly 9 billion pieces of Candy Corn will be manufactured THIS YEAR.

• “Devil’s Night” or “Mischief Night,” traditionally a night of pranks before Halloween. (In Detroit, this traditionally involves burning down the inner city each year.)

1938 [68] 1st radio broadcast of Orson Welles’ “War of the Worlds” convinces millions that Martians have invaded Grovers Mill NJ  FACTOID: Welles ended up with $750,000 in lawsuits filed against him.

1984 [22] ‘Freddy Krueger’ slashes his way across the movie screen in the 1st “Nightmare
on Elm Street”

1990 [16] 1st episode of Emmy-winning crime drama “Law & Order” on NBC-TV (still going, spawning 2 spin-off shows)

1986 [20] The Beastie Boys release “License To Ill”, the 1st rap album to go to #1

1894 [112] 1st employee ‘Time Clock’ patented, leading to the expression ‘punching the clock’

1989 [17] Smith Dairy of Orrville OH concocts ‘Largest Milkshake’ (1,575 gallons)

[1 week today] 40th CMA Awards (Nashville TN)
[Tues] Halloween
[Tues] National Magic Day
[Tues] Increase Your Psychic Powers Day
[Tues] UNICEF Day
[Wed] Vegan World Day
[Thurs] 7th Latin Grammy Awards (NYC)
[Sat] Governor General’s Performing Arts Awards Gala (Ottawa)

International Magic Week / Peace, Friendship & Goodwill Week


A recent study finds that most women begin noticing they’re taking on their mother’s characteristics in their late 20s or early 30s. Here are some of the signs …
• You take pictures at your kid’s school play after they’ve asked parents not to.
• You let your husband put a La-Z-Boy in the living room.
• As soon as someone walks in the house you ask if they want something to eat.
• Rock stars give you the creeps.
• You’ve caught yourself warning about something ‘poking out an eye’.
(Ask listeners to add more.)

Q: For the ancient Celts (‘Kelts’), what special occasion did Halloween coincide with?
a) New Year’s Eve [CORRECT]
b) Mardi Gras
c) Spouse Swapping Night

• You’ve been bitten by a vampire bat. What should be your biggest concern?
a. Turning into a vampire.
b. Rabies. [CORRECT]
c. Falling in love.

• What did the jack-o’-lantern originally represent in the Dark Ages?
a. A symbol of an abundant harvest.
b. A fiery spirit to scare away the plague.
c. A lost soul carrying a coal from hell. [CORRECT]

Today’s Question: Studies show that one surefire way of immediately reducing stress in a woman is to do THIS.
Answer to Give Out Next Show: Hold her hand.

If you want to see a rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain.

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