Monday, September 18, 2017

Hurricanes NOT caused by "manmade climate change"

Stossel: The Best Part of the Constitution

Why Self-Esteem Is Self-Defeating

Are Some Cultures Better than Others?

Vietnam War Hero Lt Gen Hal Moore Memorial

Air Force Birthday - 2017

AFOTEC: Major General Matthew H. Molloy

Hurricane Biopsy

AIRFRAME: U-2S Dragon Lady

WEIRD THINGS THAT MAKE YOU LOOK OLDER

Whether you like it or not, you will get older and look older, too. While the aging process can't be stopped, there are things we do that speed it up, such as soaking up too much sun or smoking. But did you know that your bed or headphones can also age you prematurely? U.S. News & World Report assembled a list of surprising things that make us feel and look older:

1. Allergies
Be it from allergies to pets or pollen, chronic inflammation of the delicate membranes around the eyes will make you look older. Allergy-induced swelling and itching will darken the skin around the eyes, as well as cause wrinkles and blemishes.

2. Your bed
if you spend too much or too little time sleeping, you can shorten your life. The ideal amount of nightly sleep is seven hours. But when you consistently sleep less than six hours or more than nine hours, it can cause health problems.

3. Your headphones
Hearing loss is not inevitable as we age, but if you use your headphones more than an hour a day now, you could be setting the stage for years of poor hearing later. When you do use headphones, be sure to keep the volume low enough so people around you can't hear it. Otherwise, it's loud enough to damage your hearing.

4. Processed carbs
You know that processed carbs will cause weight gain, but did you know they can also lead to high blood sugar, insulin resistance and inflammation? Avoid anything that comes in a bag or box, especially white carbs. A diet rich in whole foods helps you to age better and more slowly.

WEIRD NEWS

Irma Idiots

Of course one of the true downsides to a storm like Hurricane Irma is the inevitable crime wave that unfortunately comes with it. Here's one of the weirder post-Irma crimes yet. In Jacksonville, Florida, 46-year-old Victor Walter Apeler and 42-year-old Blake Lee Waller were arrested after being pulled over with a Jacksonville Electric Authority utility pole tied down on the top of their KIA SUV. Apeler told officers they were simply getting the downed pole out of the way of traffic, but after cops searched a pawn database, they found Apeler had nearly 75 scrap-metal sales this year alone. Since the pole was worth about $2,500, he and Waller were both charged with grand theft! Then just for fun the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office posted a photo on Facebook of the two shirtless suspects sitting on the curb while handcuffed, with the pole still perched atop the Kia, inviting the inevitable commentary that makes such Florida crimes so much more fun. (Miami Herald)

When the KKK Gives Your School Money

Back in 1921, the Ku Klux Klan made a $1,000 pledge to the University of Virginia. That amount, in today's dollars, would be about $12,400, and with that in mind, the university is allocating an equivalent amount, $12,500, to the Charlottesville Patient Support Fund, which will be used to pay medical expenses for those injured in the rally on campus last month when white supremacists clashed with protesters. U-Va. President Teresa A. Sullivan said, "In other words, we are allocating that century-old pledge from white supremacists to heal the wounds inflicted by the dying vestiges of white supremacy that struck Charlottesville last month." She added, "I hope any remaining members of the KKK will appreciate the irony." Sullivan noted that though U.Va.'s president at the time did acknowledge the pledge, she found no evidence it was actually paid. (Washington Post)

Alaskan Idiots

Federal authorities are looking for two jet skiers after receiving tips they were "pursuing and riding over-top" humpback whales in Resurrection Bay back in July. Photos posted on a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Facebook page - alongside a plea for tips - show the jet skiers very close to surfacing whales. The Marine Mammal Protection Act requires people to maintain a 100-yard safety perimeter around humpback whales. Allyson Rogers, a communications officer with NOAA's law enforcement division said officers want to speak with the jet skiers in order to learn why they were so close to the whales in the photos. She noted it is possible the whales emerged unexpectedly near the watercraft and no law was violated. NOAA enforcement officer Nicolai Tykalsky said Thursday the public has been providing additional information since the post was made. (ADN.com)

How Great Thou Art

Two German artists pulling a giant silver writing pen across the Utah desert! The pen is really a sculpture made of foam board in the shape of a giant pen, and Wolfgang Aichner, 51, and Thomas Huber, 52, of Munich, are basically drawing a giant rectangle - about 250 miles total - all in the name or art. The project grew out of the artists' fascination with a conceptual image of a man in a suit with an oversized ballpoint pen in the desert. Philosophically, they were interested in the contrast between humans, who try to create straight lines, and nature, where straight lines rarely exist. The oversized pen, more than 13 feet high, features a small wheel at the point, which will leave a temporary imprint on the dusty ground while also providing visual scale. From a distance, a viewer might perceive the pen as regular-sized, while the man in the suit would appear tiny. The artists trade off in the role of pushing the pen and in capturing the journey on videotape. "One is always the man in the suit, and the other one is doing the filming," Aichner says. Kind of looks like a Pink Floyd album cover if you ask me. (Global Aesthetics Genetics)

The Mother of All Vaccines! 

A new technology that could eventually see every childhood vaccine delivered in a single injection has been developed by US researchers. Their one-shot solution stores the vaccine in microscopic capsules that release the initial dose and then boosters at specific times. So in other words, you would conceivably get one shot to handle diphtheria, tetanus, whooping cough, polio, Hib, hepatitis, pneumococcal, Men B, Hib/Men C, measles, mumps and rubella! A team at Massachusetts Institute of Technology has designed a new type of micro-particle that look like miniature coffee cups filled with vaccine and then sealed with a lid. The design of the cups can be altered so they break down and spill their contents at just the right time. Researcher Dr. Kevin McHugh said, "In the developing world, that might be the difference between not getting vaccinated and receiving all of your vaccines in one shot." And NO - it won't give you autism! (BBC)

What the Hell Facebook???

Until just last week, advertisers could log onto Facebook and target their ads to people interested in the following: "Jew hater"; "How to burn jews"; "History of why jews ruin the world": and "Hitler did nothing wrong." ProPublica, a nonprofit newsroom that produces investigative journalism in the public interest, reports it knows this because it paid $30 to advertise its content to those groups. It says Facebook approved those ads in less than 15 minutes. It wasn't until ProPublica informed Facebook of this that the social media giant removed most of the categories, whose use by advertisers one Facebook official says was "not common or widespread." Facebook says the anti-Semitic advertising categories appeared because users had listed those terms in their profiles, likely "as an interest, an employer, or a 'field of study.'" The ad categories are based on what its users share or do online but Facebook says it will prevent such offensive categories in the future by having human employees review them or by simply having fewer categories. (ProPublica)

Guess Orange Juice is About to Get Expensive

Another unfortunate Hurricane Irma side effect: Orange growers statewide believe the storm, which knocked vast amounts of young fruit from the trees, will cut harvests by at least a third - and with groves flooded, not much of the dropped fruit can be recovered for juice. That's really bad as the state is already reeling from the impact of a disease that has cut harvests by 70% since 2005. The state's eastern seaboard is perhaps the best grapefruit-growing zone in the world, but growers estimate that this year's harvest will be down around 35% from last year, which was the smallest harvest in at least 50 years. Citrus greening disease, which turns the fruit bitter, has hit the grapefruit crop especially hard. Harold Browning of the Citrus Research and Development Foundation said, "We've had many hurricanes, we've had freezes, but this one is widespread. We're seeing the kind of damage we haven't seen, ever." (USA Today)

What the What?

In Milford, Connecticut, 48-year-old Leslie Laing was arrested after police say she put her own poop on her estranged husband's toothbrush and thus violated a protection order. Laing's arrest was the result of an investigation into a complaint filed by her estranged husband that she had tampered with his personal property. Police sent a DNA sample taken from Laing to the state lab for testing along with the toothbrush. The lab confirmed that Laing's DNA matched the feces on the toothbrush.(CTPost.com)

DID YOU KNOW?

  • A recent survey says that the main things we feel guilty about throwing away are gifts, family heirlooms, clothes we don't wear and greeting cards. 
  • A study out of Yale found that a key to losing weight could be eating breakfast twice a day. Yale found that a key to losing weight could be eating a small one early, then a bigger one a little later. 
  • A survey found that 31% of couples have never gone on a romantic trip together. The survey also found 59% of people spend less than 10 hours a week with their significant other. 
  • In a relationship survey, 17% of people say their partner annoys the heck out of them when they talk in their sleep. 
  • 83% of people say they've recently gotten upset with a friend for spoiling the end of a show or movie. 
  • According to consumer research, the average lifespan of a vacuum cleaner is about ten years. 
  • Giant sporting events like the Olympics can increase your risk of having a heart attack because it puts too much pressure on your heart.

TODAY'S IMPOSSIBLE QUESTION

A recent study reveals the peak time for this on the weekend is between the hours of 4 and 6pm. What? To get a speeding ticket.

THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW

  • Lady Gaga had to cancel her concert in Brazil after experiencing 'severe pain' and having to be hospitalized. 
  • Harry Dean Stanton, the character actor in such films as Alien, Paris, Texas and Repo Man, has died. He was 91. 
  • Comedian Bill Cosby's retrial on sexual assault charges will begin on April 2 in Norristown, Pennsylvania, a judge ruled on Friday. 
  • The national newspaper USA Today turns 35 this year. 
  • They say that one of the results of those hurricanes around the country will be higher homeowner's insurance rates. 
  • Baseball is already talking about next year -- like many of the teams. The Oakland A's have announced they will have a free home game in April of 2018. While Major League Baseball will have its earliest Opening Day ever on March 29th next year. 
  • Stephon Marbury says he wants to make an NBA comeback at age 40. 
  • Texas has called in the U.S. Air Force to fight the surge of mosquitoes following Hurricane Harvey. 
  • Now they're talking about self-piloting ships and that they could be ready in three years. 
  • So, they're bringing back the Polaroid camera with instant film. Yes, film. 
  • Donald Trump has taken up the offer of an 11-year-old named Frank to mow the Rose Garden lawn. 
  • 71-year-old Bette Midler fell during a performance of Hello Dolly last week and while it gave the audience a scare, she's said to be fine. 
  • Fergie and Josh Duhamel have announced their separation after 8 years of marriage. 
  • Kathie Lee Gifford's mom passed away last week at the age of 87. 
  • Heather Locklear drove her Porsche into a ditch last Thursday. Some damage to the car, but she's fine. 
  • U2 canceled their St. Louis show amid unrest over acquittal of cop Jason Stockley. 
  • NASA's Cassini exploration craft ended it's 20-year mission with a fiery crash into Saturn's atmosphere. 

THIS WEEK IS

National Singles Week -- beginning the third Sunday of September. A study suggests that most singles in the U.S. are not actively seeking a romantic partner or even dating frequently. That's the word from a national survey conducted by the Pew Internet & American Life Project, which found that 49% of young singles had been on no more than one date in the past three months. It turns out they're perfectly happy going to the movies alone, hanging out in bars with friends or just staying home and watching reruns on cable TV. What is even more surprising is that a scant 6% of singles are even looking for a romantic partner, a group that represents 7% of the entire adult population.

ON THIS DAY

On this date in 1759, the French surrendered Quebec to the British. And a French tradition was born.

In 1769, the very first piano was built in the United States. It was made of New Hampshire wood, Pennsylvania wire and Florida Keys. Up until that time, all you could do is tuna fish.

On this date in 1793, President George Washington laid the cornerstone of the U.S. Capitol using a silver trowel and marvel-headed gavel. Or is it lied? I mean, being Washington, DC, lied seems more appropriate.

In 1851, the New York Times went on sale for the very first time at two cents a copy.
So, back then, if you put in your 2-cents, someone would hand you a newspaper.
Ironically, all these years later and there are lots of people who wouldn't give you 2-cents for a newspaper.
Ironically, today, most people wouldn't give you two cents to read it online.

On this date in 1927, the Columbia Phonograph Broadcasting System began broadcasting with a collection of 16 radio stations. It's now known as CBS and their whole eye symbol makes a whole lot more sense now that they have TV stations, too.

In 1975, newspaper heiress Patricia Hearst was captured by the FBI in San Francisco, 19 months after she was kidnapped by the Symbionese Liberation Army. This inspired the joke: Would you like a Hearst Burger? A Hearst Burger? Yep, it's like a regular burger, but no Patty.

TODAY IS

Jason Sudeikis turns 42 years old today. He has a killer name for a spelling bee. He did what a lot of other Saturday Night Live cast members have done over the years -- reached a level of success and left.

Jada Pinkett -- actress and Mrs. Will Smith -- turns 46 today. The couple is celebrating their 20th wedding anniversary this year. She has three kids, if you include Will.

Disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong is 46 today, if you can believe that. He's famous for bicycle riding and being stripped without removing his clothes.

Debbi Fields, who gave us "Mrs. Fields Cookies" turns 61 today. What is they say? Bakers never get old, they just eventually lose their cookies. She gets credit for at least five of my extra pounds.

Comedian Fred Willard hits the 78-year mark today, unless it hits him first. My guess is, he'll probably celebrate tonight, but not by going to a movie. (Remember when that person behind you in the movie theater was talking on his phone and you thought, "How could this possibly get worse?" It would have been, if Fred had been sitting behind you.)

Frankie Avalon is whipping out his sand-walker for his birthday today, number 77.

It's National Cheeseburger Day --

Music Calendar...

In 1947 Minnie Pearl and Ernest Tubb headline the first Country music show ever at New York's Carnegie Hall.

In 1957 "The Big Record," a record hop style show hosted by Patti Page premieres on CBS-TV with guests Sal Mineo and Tony Bennett.

In 1961 "Take Good Care Of My Baby" by Bobby Vee hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 3 weeks.

In 1968 The Monkees begin a 3-week international tour with seven shows in Australia and five shows in Japan.

In 1969 Tiny Tim ("Tiptoe Through The Tulips") announces his engagement to Miss Vicki Budinger on "The Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson."

In 1970 Englebert Humperdink and Tom Jones appear on the cover of Life.

In 1970 Jimi Hendrix, 28, dies of a drug overdose in his London apartment.

In 1971 Pink Floyd becomes the first rock group to appear at the Classical Music Gestival in Montreaux, Switzerland.

In 1971 "Gypsys, Tramps & Thieves" by Cher enters the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1972 The Who headlines the day-long Rock At The Oval festival in London.

In 1975 The Spinners' album "Pick of the Litter" is certified gold.

In 1976 The second annual Don Kirshner-produced "Rock Music Awards" airs on CBS-TV. Fleetwood Mac wins Best Group and Best Album while Peter Frampton is named Rock Personality of the Year.

In 1976 "More Than A Feeling" by Boston and "Do You Feel Like We Do" by Peter Frampton both enter the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1976 "Play That Funky Music" by Wild Cherry hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 3 weeks.

In 1978 Kiss becomes the first group to release solo albums by each member on the same day.

In 1980 The 2-day Memorial Film Festival for Jimi Hendrix begins at the Paradise Club in Amsterdam.

In 1981 The Who's album "Face Dances" is certified platinum.

In 1981 Gary Numan attempts to fly around the world in a single-engine airplane. He makes it as far as India.

In 1981 More than a decade after Jim Morrison's death, the Doors' "Greatest Hits" is certified platinum.

In 1983 Kiss appears on MTV without their trademark make-up.

In 1985 Frank Zappa, and Dee Snider of Twisted Sister, testify against record labeling before a congressional committee.

In 1985 Neil Young appears on "Late Night with David Letterman."

In 1986 Yale University announces that Benny Goodman had bequeathed several master recordings, arrangements and music memorabilia to the school.

In 1986 Michael Jackson's 3-D movie, "Captain EO," premieres at Disneyland.

In 1990 The Indigo Girls' album "Nomads Indians Saints" is released.

In 1992 Pearl Jam, Soundgarden, and Alice In Chains make their big screen debuts in the film "Singles." Members of Pearl Jam play members of Citizen Dick, a band fronted by actor Matt Dillon.

In 1995 The albums "Boombastic" by Shaggy and "Miss Thang" by Monica are both certified gold.

In 1996 The Bee Gees, the Jackson 5, the Rascals, Joni Mitchell, Buffalo Springfield and Crosby Stills & Nash are announced as the 1997 inductees into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.

In 1997 5 days before they are to begin their "Bridges To Babylon" tour, the Rolling Stones play a club show at Chicago's Double Door club.

In 1998 At the Grand Ole Opry, Jett Williams pays tribute to her late father, Hank Williams, by performing "Your Cheatin' Heart."

In 1998 Reba McEntire receives a star of the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

In 1998 Deborah Cox's single "Nobody's Supposed To Be Here" is released.

In 1999 Faith Hill appears on the cover of TV Guide.

In 2000 Madonna reveals during her first live online chat that she and her 4-year-old daughter Lourdes sing Britney Spears songs together.

In 2003 Paul McCartney's Red Square concert special airs on A&E.

In 2004 Britney Spears marries dancer Kevin Federline.

Today In History...

In 1759 The French formally surrender Quebec to the British.

In 1769 The Boston Gazzette reports on the first piano built in the U.S., a spinet with a three to four octave range.

In 1793 President George Washington lays the cornerstone of the U.S. Capitol using a silver trowel and marvel-headed gavel.

In 1810 Chile declares its independence from Spain.

In 1850 Congress passes the Fugitive Slave Act, which allowed slaveowners to reclaim slaves who had escaped into other states.

In 1851 The New York Times goes on sale for the first time. The price was at 2 cents a copy.

In 1873 A panic caused by the failure of the brokerage firm of Jay Cooke and Company results in a five-year depression.

In 1927 The Columbia Phonograph Broadcasting System (later CBS) goes on the air with a basic network of 16 stations.

In 1937 Green River Liquor is the first to try nighttime skywriting by the light of the moon over New York City.

In 1940 "You Can't Go Home Again" by Thomas Wolfe is published.

In 1947 The U.S. Air Force is established as a separate branch of the military. William Stuart Symington was sworn in as the first Air Force secretary.

In 1957 The TV western "Wagon Train" premieres on NBC.

In 1961 U.N. Secretary-General Dag Hammarskjold dies in a plane crash in northern Rhodesia.

In 1963 "The Patty Duke Show" premiered on ABC-TV.

In 1965 "Get Smart" starring Don Adams premieres on NBC-TV. In 1966 Gemini X is launched.

In 1975 Newspaper heiress Patricia Hearst is captured by the FBI in San Francisco, 19 months after she was kidnapped by the Symbionese Liberation Army.

In 1977 U.S. Voyager I takes the first space photograph of the earth and the moon together.

In 1980 Soyuz 38 is launched with the first Cuban in space.

In 1981 A museum honoring former President Gerald Ford is dedicated in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

In 1984 Joe Kittinger completes the first solo balloon crossing of Atlantic.

In 1985 Presbyterian Missionary Bejamin Weir is released from captivity in Beirut, ending 16-months of imprisonment by terrorists.

In 1986 In his first public comment on the arrest of American journalist Nicholas Daniloff, Soviet leader Mikhail S. Gorbachev described the reporter as a spy who was caught in the act.

In 1987 President Reagan announces that he and Soviet leader Mikhail S.

Gorbachev would meet later in the year to sign a treaty banning medium- and shorter-range nuclear missiles.

In 1989 Hurricane Hugo hits the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico damaging 80% of the buildings on St. Thomas and St. Croix.

In 1990 Former savings-and-loan chief executive Charles H. Keating is jailed in Los Angeles in lieu of $5 million dollars bail after he was indicted on criminal fraud charges.

In 1991 The city of Atlanta is named the site for the 1996 Olympics.

In 1991 The space shuttle Discovery lands in California, ending a five-day mission.

In 1992 Ross Perot's name is submitted for the 50th state ballot, Arizona, on the same day that Perot hinted on NBC's "Today" show that he might throw his hat into the presidential ring, after all.

In 1994 Haiti's military leaders agree to an October 15 departure deadline, thereby averting a U.S.-led invasion to force them from power.

In 1994 Tennis star Vitas Gerulaitis, 40, is found dead in the guest cottage of a friend's home in Southampton, NY, of accidental carbon monoxide poisoning.

In 1995 The New York Times and The Washington Post agree to publish a 35,000 word manuscript penned by the Unabomber.

In 1996 Bob Dole falls off stage at a presidential campaign rally in Chico, CA, after a railing gives way; he was not seriously hurt.

In 1996 O.J. Simpson's civil trial begins in Santa Monica, CA.

In 1996 The Food and Drug Administration declares the French abortion pill RU-486 safe and effective.

In 1997 Two gunmen open fire on a group of German tourists in front of the Egyptian Museum in downtown Cairo, killing ten.

In 1997 Coopers & Lybrand merges with Price Waterhouse creating world's biggest accounting firm.

In 1997 Media mogul Ted Turner pledges $1 billion for United Nations causes.

In 2000 A transit strike forces nearly half a million Southern California commuters to scrounge for rides or get behind the wheel themselves.

In 2000 Workers begin rebuilding a railway line between the capitals of North and South Korea.

In 2001 Letters postmarked in Trenton, NJ, and later tested positive for anthrax, were sent to the New York Post and NBC's Tom Brokaw.

Born On This Day...

In 1684 Composer, Johann Gottfried Walther (musical lexicographer)

In 1709 Writer, Dr. Samuel Johnson (first English Language dictionary)

In 1733 Attorney, George Read (signed the Declaration of Independence)

In 1752 French mathematician, Adrien Legendre (elliptic integrals)

In 1765 Pope Gregory XVI (1831-46)

In 1779 U.S. Supreme Court justice, Joseph Story

In 1819 Jean Bernard Leon Foucault, his pendulum proved the earth rotates

In 1831 Inventor, Siegfried Marcus (built gasoline-powered automobiles)

In 1883 Inventor, Elmer Maytag (the washing machine) (Maytag Company)

In 1886 Baseball executive, Powell Crosley Jr. (owned Cincinnatti Reds)

In 1895 Canadian prime minister, John Diefenbaker (1957-63)

In 1901 Actress, May McAvoy (Ben Hur) [d: 4-26-84]

In 1905 Actor, Eddie "Rochester" Anderson (Jack Benny Show) [d: 2-28-77]

In 1905 Choreographer, Agnes De Mille (Oklahoma) [d: 10-7-93]

In 1905 Actress, Greta Garbo (Grand Hotel, Camille) [d: 4-15-90]

In 1910 Editor, Ray Geiger (Farmer's Almanac) [d: 4-1-94]

In 1916 Actor, Rossano Brazzi (South Pacific, The Survivors) [d: 12-24-94]

In 1920 Actor, Jack Warden (Crazy Like a Fox, While You Were Sleeping) [d: 7-19-06]

In 1924 Theatre producer/director, Zelda Fichandler [d: 7-29-16]

In 1926 Actress, Phyllis Kirk (Thin Man, Red Buttons Show) [d: 10-19-06]

In 1929 Actor, Mel Stewart (Billy-Scarecrow & Mrs. King) [d: 2-24-02]

In 1932 Actor, Jack Mullaney (My Living Doll, It's About Time) [d: 6-27-82]

In 1933 Actor, Robert Blake (Baretta, Coast to Coast, Money Train) (84)

In 1933 Singer, Jimmie Rodgers (Honeycomb, Kisses Sweeter Than Wine) (84)

In 1937 Announcer, Rod Roddy (The Price is Right) [d: 10-27-03]

In 1938 Actor, Dennis Cooney (As The World Turns, Love Of Life) [d: 9-8-02]

In 1939 Comedian, Fred Willard (Real People, Thicke of the Night) (78)

In 1940 Singer/actor, Frankie Avalon (Venus/Beach Blanket Bingo) (77)

In 1941 Singer, Gary Lane (Dirty Water-The Standells) [d: 11-5-14]

In 1941 Actress, Mariangela Melato (Flash Gordon, Summer Night) [d: 1-11-13]

In 1944 Astronaut, Charles Lacy Veach (STS-39, 52) [d: 10-3-95]

In 1946 Singer/guitarist, Alan Bam King (Ace) (71)

In 1948 Baseball player/announcer, Ken Brett (Royals/Angels) [d: 11-18-03]

In 1949 Guitarist, Kerry Livgren (Kansas) (68)

In 1950 Drummer, Michael Hossack (The Doobie Brothers) [d: 3-12-12]

In 1950 Actress, Anna Deavere Smith (The West Wing, Blackish) (67)

In 1952 Bassist, Dee Dee Ramone (The Ramones) [d: 6-5-02]

In 1955 Singer, Keith Morris (Circle Jerks) (62)

In 1955 Playmate, Jeana Tomasino (November-1980) (62)

In 1956 Bussiness executive, Debbi Fields (Mrs. Field's Cookies) (61)

In 1958 Singer/guitarist, Lita Ford (Kiss Me Deadly, Close My Eyes) (59)

In 1959 Baseball player, Ryne Sandberg (Phillies, Cubs) (58)

In 1961 Drummer, Martin Beedle (Cutting Crew) (56)

In 1961 Actor, James Gandolfini (Tony-The Sopranos) [d: 6-19-13]

In 1962 Singer, Joanne Catherall (Human League) (55)

In 1964 Actress, Holly Robinson (21 Jump Street, Hangin' w/Mr. Cooper) (53)

In 1966 Drummer, Ian Spice (Breathe) (51)

In 1967 Singer, Ricky Bell (Bell Biv DeVoe, New Edition) (50)

In 1970 Actress, Aisha Tyler (Andrea-Ghost Whisperer) (47)

In 1971 Bicyclist, Lance Armstrong (46)

In 1971 Actress, Carrie Genzel (All My Children, 90210) (46)

In 1971 Actress, Jada Pinkett (A Different World, Menace II Society) (46)

In 1972 Actor, Michael Landes (Jimmy Olsen-Lois & Clark, Union Square) (45)

In 1973 Singer, Towanda Braxton (The Braxtons) (44)

In 1973 Actor, James Marsden (Cyclops-X Men, Westworld) (44)

In 1974 Actor, Travis Schuldt (Ethan-Passions) (43)

In 1975 Actor, Jason Sudeikis (Saturday Night Live) (42)

In 1979 Actress, Alison Lohman (White Oleander) (38)

In 1981 Actress, Jennifer Tisdale (Bring It On: In It to Win It) (36)

In 1985 Drummer, Chris Salih (Twenty One Pilots) (32)

In 1988 Singer, Lukas Graham (29)

In 1989 Basketball player, Serge Ibaka (Thunder, Raptors) (28)

In 1990 BMX rider, Harry Main (27)

In 1993 Actor, Brandon Porter (Owen Salinger-Party of Five) (24)

In 1993 Model, Patrick Schwarzenegger (24)

In 1995 Singer, Taylor Dye (Maddie & Tae) (22)

In 2003 Actor, Aidan Gallagher (Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn) (14)

ENTERTAINMENT NEWS

Glee's Dean Geyer Marries Actress Jillian Murray. He may not have ended up with Rachel Berry, but it looks like Glee's Dean Geyer is officially off the market. The actor married Code Black actress Jillian Murray on Thursday in front of 75 guests at a boutique venue in Santa Ynez Valley, according to a People exclusive. "She is the love of my life," Geyer told People before the wedding. "She is gorgeous, strong, hardworking and always the life of the party." According to People, Geyer -- who played Brody Weston on Glee -- met Murray on the set of their film Never Back Down 2 seven years ago. "From the beginning, I knew I liked her," Geyer told the magazine, adding that the duo "share the same beliefs, countless interests and passions." Food just so happens to be one of those interests. People reports that the self-proclaimed "foodies" chose to have bacon-wrapped dates, truffle mac 'n' cheese and grilled cheese dippers with tomato soup during the cocktail hour and that Field to Table provided the catering. "We're taking things from the garden we're getting married in and actually cooking it for the guests," the bride Murray told the magazine. But that's not all. People also reports that the couple chose to serve chocolate chip cookies and three different kinds of wedding cakes -- butterscotch, cookie dough and brownie -- from Enjoy Cupcakes after saying "I do." As for decor, the magazine says Murray described the theme as "super glamorous in nature," and the lovebirds worked with Rrivre Davies of Rrivre Works to make her design vision a reality. "The vision I had on my Pinterest, he found a way to blend it," Murray told People. "He's literally the reason I have the wedding of my dreams." The couple also included a custom wooden structure with chandeliers, white flowers and greenery by Precious and Blooming and a custom-furnished lounge section where guests could kickback. "We wanted it to be open so you can see the stars and appreciate where you are out in the middle of nowhere," Geyer said to People. The couple kept the ceremony personal and told People that they chose to write their own vows. According to the magazine, they also chose to skip the first look and had the groom see his bride for the first time when she walked down the aisle to the music of the Santa Barbara String Quartet. "She wants the waterworks!" the actor said before the ceremony. In terms of attire, Geyer wore a Hugo Boss tuxedo and bowtie. And while. Murray said her gown was her "biggest splurge," she knew she found the perfect dress for her big day. "I saw the dress and I started crying. It wasn't even on me yet," she told People about picking her gown. "This was obviously the one." But Murray didn't save all of her amazing fashion choices for the wedding day. She posted a video her wearing a custom Francesca Miranda jumpsuit to the rehearsal dinner, along with the couple's hashtag #GonnaMurrayThatGey. The couple got engaged last December, People reports. We wish them a lifetime of happiness and love going forward. Congrats to the newlyweds! (Eonline)

Matt Lanter and Wife Angela Are Expecting a Baby Girl: "I'm Gonna Have a Little Princess." It'll be a girl for Matt Lanter and wife Angela Lanter. The Timeless star and 90210 alum and his wife, a YouTuber and blogger, revealed in August they are expecting their first child. On an episode of their podcast Hello Bump that was released on Thursday, they revealed that she is pregnant with a baby girl. Matt, 34, said Angela, 32, took a prenatal blood test that screens for genetic disorders as well as the child's sex and that they requested their clinic to have the results revealed in a note, placed inside an envelope. They received it when she was 14 weeks along. Matt said they videotaped their reactions as they opened the envelope at home. He then played audio from that recording. "It's a little girl! A little girl!" he exclaimed as Angela screamed with joy. "You didn't expect that!" she said. "You thought it was a boy, you swore you saw testicles." "I'm overjoyed," Matt said. "That's awesome." After the recording was played, Angela teased her husband, saying, "You're gonna have a Daddy's girl." "I can't wait to have a Daddy's girl!" he replied. "I'm gonna have a little princess on my hands." Matt said he did not care whether or not their child would be revealed to be a girl or a boy. "I think I would love maybe one of each, I dunno," he said. "We'll see what God has in store for us." Angela said she has already purchased baby girl outfits as well as a pair of baby Stuart Weitzman boots and UGG boots with pink bows. "And you were a little bit annoyed with me," she told her husband. "Until I put them in your hand." Angela is currently in the middle of her second trimester. She and Matt have been together since 2009 and wed in 2013. They live in Los Angeles with their first baby, a Maltipoo pup named Ahsoka. Angela had battled endometriosis for over 10 years before she got pregnant. "I never thought that getting pregnant would be a breeze for us," she wrote on her blog. "When that pregnancy test showed up positive, shocked doesn't begin to explain my feelings. After a trip to my surgeon back in March, I was planning to have another laparoscopy this summer...That's when God laughed and said He has other plans for us. The very next month I was pregnant!" (Eonline)

Milo Ventimiglia Reveals What He Learned From Dating Hayden Panettiere. In case you weren't aware, Milo Ventimiglia didn't just save the cheerleader; he dated the cheerleader. The 40-year-old actor, now known for his dad role on This Is Us, used to date Hayden Panettiere, his co-star on NBC's Heroes. They were together for about two years until 2009. He was 29 and she was barely 18 when they started going out and the two often made tabloid headlines, including after their split. In an interview with MR PORTER luxury menswear site's magazine The Journal, posted Thursday, when asked what he learned from the experience, he said, "Never do it again. There are things that happen to you in your life that shape who you are. Everything I've been through from jobs to friendships to partnerships, everything has built me to who I am. You learn from it. You learn a better way of doing things. It wasn't until my mid to late twenties that the job wears on you, relationships wear on you." "But I wouldn't change a thing," he added. "When you get knocked over the head in life, it builds your perspective." After she and Milo split, Hayden, now 28, began a relationship with Ukrainian heavyweight boxer Wladimir Klitschko, now 41. The two are parents to a 3-year-old daughter, Kaya. "It was never a case of me making a decision, saying, 'I want to date older men,' the actress told The Telegraph in 2013. "But I am drawn to people who make me up my game, who bring me up to their level. I want to be with somebody who is more worldly than me, somebody who can give me guidance and is completely secure and comfortable with who they are." Milo also used to date another former co-star -- Gilmore Girls' Alexis Bledel, for about three years until 2006. Yes Rory and Jess were really together. Milo had told E! News last October, when asked about dating co-stars, "Bad idea. Don't s--t where you eat." (Eonline)

John Legend Reveals 1-Year-Old Luna Has Already Started Mocking Him (Thanks to Chrissy Teigen). The apple doesn't fall far from the tree! John Legend and Chrissy Teigen's daughter, Luna, is already proving to be much like her mommy, getting a kick out of making people laugh. E! News chatted with Legend as he's teamed up with Capri Sun for their latest campaign in which he helps kids adorably prank their moms. Thus, we had to know about the jokes that are played in his household. As you'd probably assume, Teigen is typically the one leading the laughs, and her most recent escapade includes little Luna. "Chrissy has her doing this thing called 'Daddy Eyes,'" Legend revealed, explaining how the 1-year-old will start squinting her eyes in response. "[It started] because one day, I didn't have my contacts on, and I was squinting around the house. Luna started mocking my eyes. So Chrissy started calling it 'Daddy Eyes.'" LOL! We can only imagine how cute that is. "Luna has me cracking up all the time," the proud daddy agreed. Of course, little moments like those remind us that Legend and Teigen -- who celebrated their 4th wedding anniversary -- really are just ordinary people. In fact, the singer promises they're just like us in many ways. "We still go through a lot of the ups and downs everyone in relationships goes through," Legend said. "We have arguments and challenges just like everyone else -- being new parents, I think particularly." He said that, although they're blessed with a lot of help and resources, there are still obstacles they face in raising Luna. "We're trying to be the best parents we can be. We're trying to raise our child to be healthy and to be smart and kind and a good leader and all those things," he continued. "It's not easy for anybody...Obviously, having a lot of material success makes it different in some ways, but I think a lot of the emotions you go through are similar." Still, there's no denying that their incredibly busy and public lives set them apart from most parents. In fact, Legend just started the European leg of his tour, which he said comes with lots of excitement -- especially having Teigen and Luna by his side. "I love having them with me," he dished. "I've seen Luna grow up during the tour...She's really starting to walk now and really starting to talk a bit more now, too. A lot of that's happened while we were on the road. She's been on her first tour bus ride. She's been to her first concert. It's really a lot of fun having her experience a lot of firsts during this." Legend particularly adores the fact that his daughter is able to enjoy some of the experiences him and Teigen love...especially when it comes to food. "We want her to have a diverse palette," Legend laughed. "She's got a lot of cultures mixed up in her little body, so we want to mix those into all of that. It's been fun to just travel the world with her and let her taste the food that we love." (Eonline)

Kevin Hart is apologizing to his wife and kids after an unidentified person allegedly tried to extort him for a sexually suggestive video. Hart -- who is expecting a child with wife Eniko Parrish -- posted an emotional apology video on his Instagram on Saturday night, apologizing for his "mistakes" and claiming that there was someone who was trying to make "financial gain" off of his past misbehavior. "Someone tried to set Kevin up in a failed extortion attempt. As law enforcement is involved, we cannot comment further as it could affect the investigation," his rep tells PEOPLE in a statement. "I'm at a place in my life where I feel like I have a target on my back," Hart, 38, said. "And because of that I should make smart decisions. And recently, I didn't. You know, I'm not perfect. I'm not going to sit up here and say that I am or claim to be in any way shape or form. And I made a bad error in judgement and I put myself in a bad environment where only bad things can happen and they did. And in doing that I know that I'm going to hurt the people closest to me, who've I talked to and apologized to, that would be my wife and my kids. "And I just, you know, it's a s -- -y moment. It's a s -- -y moment when you know you're wrong and there's no excuses for your wrong behavior," Hart continued. "At the end of the day man, I just simply have got to do better. But I'm also not going to allow a person to have financial gain off of my mistakes and in this particular situation that was what was attempted. I said I'd rather fess up to my mistakes." The Central Intelligence actor captioned the video with a message about doing "better" for his pregnant wife and his kids from a previous relationship, Hendrix and Haven Hart. "Sending so many apologies to my wife & kids. I gotta do better and I will," Hart wrote. "I'm not perfect and have never claimed to be ... I love you all." According to TMZ, a woman allegedly demanded money from Hart after the pair engaged in a "sexually suggestive" video. According to the outlet it is not a sex tape. "Someone tried to set Kevin up in a failed extortion attempt," a rep for Hart told TMZ. "As law enforcement is involved, we cannot comment further as it could affect the investigation." Kevin Hart's Ex-Wife Torrei Says He Was Cheating on Her with Current Wife Eniko Parrish Kevin Hart's ex-wife Torrei Hart is speaking out after battling with the actor's current wife, Eniko Parrish, over whether Eniko and Kevin started dating before he split with Torrei This is the third time in the past two months that Hart has addressed cheating rumors on social media. Back in July, he laughed off reports that he cheated on his wife with another woman that he met in a Miami Beach nightclub. One month later, he also addressed his ex-wife Torrei Hart's claim that the actor and comedian was cheating on her with Parrish while they were still married. "Going to be honest with you people, I'm at a point where I can't even be shocked anymore. All I do is laugh man," Hart said at the time. (People)

Scott Disick and Sofia Richie once again fueled romance rumors as the two spent another afternoon hanging out together. The Keeping Up With the Kardashians star, 34, and Richie, 19, were spotted grabbing coffee in Calabasas, California, before shopping at Barneys in Beverly Hills on Friday, September 15. They were dressed casually with Disick wearing a white Supreme hoodie with ripped dark jeans and sneakers, while the model, whose father is singer Lionel Richie, wore a black shirt and light high-waisted denim jeans. She accessorized her look with white boots and a cross necklace. The unlikely pair have been hanging out a lot lately, adding to speculation that they are dating. During his birthday getaway in Cannes, France, in May, the pair, who insist they are just friends, were spotted looking flirty, including a moment where Disick carried the teenager, who is 15 years his junior, around a yacht. Richie later took to Twitter to squash romance rumors, writing, "Just so everyone can get their panties out of their asses, Scott and I are just homies," with the hashtag #relax. They were also spotted linking arms before heading to dinner in June and Richie was photographed FaceTiming the reality star the day before. Since his split with Kourtney Kardashian, with whom he shares kids Mason, 7, Penelope, 5, and Reign, 2, Disick has been seen with a bevy of women, including actress Bella Thorne. Richie was previously linked to Justin Bieber. As Us Weekly previously reported, Disick has been trying to turn his life around after being hospitalized on a 5150 psychiatric hold in August. The Los Angeles Fire Department confirmed to Us earlier this month that Disick had been transported to a hospital near his home in Hidden Hills, California, on August 18. "Security at his house called for help. Scott was in a really bad place," an insider told Us. "Scott's friends are worried for him but know that he's getting better for his family." (US Weekly)

Demi Lovato couldn't be more proud of friend Selena Gomez for soldiering through her kidney transplant. "I think that she is a very strong woman," Lovato told PEOPLE exclusively Friday evening following a private performance in downtown Los Angeles for her Spotify superfans to celebrate the launch of her upcoming album, Tell Me You Love Me. "I'm very happy and proud of her," added the "Sorry Not Sorry" ingers, 25, who first met Gomez when they were children on Barney & Friends and became close friends when they both had shows on the Disney Channel during their teen years. Meet Francia Raisa, Selena Gomez's Actress BFF Who Gave Her a Kidney 29-year-old actress Francia Raisa donated a kidney to Selena Gomez On Thursday, Gomez revealed on social media that the reason she quietly stepped back from her career over the summer was because she was recovering from a kidney transplant. "I'm very aware some of my fans had noticed I was laying low for part of the summer and questioning why I wasn't promoting my new music, which I was extremely proud of," Gomez, 25, captioned the Instagram post. "So I found out I needed to get a kidney transplant due to my Lupus and was recovering. It was what I needed to do for my overall health." The "Hands to Myself" singer -- who revealed in October 2015 that she was diagnosed with lupus and was undergoing chemotherapy for the autoimmune disease at the time -- also shared that the donor was her longtime friend Francia Raisa, an actress best known for her role in The Secret Life of the American Teenager. "There aren't words to describe how I can possibly thank my beautiful friend Francia Raisa," Gomez wrote alongside a photo of the friends holding hands from their hospital beds as well as photos of her stomach following the surgery. "She gave me the ultimate gift and sacrifice by donating her kidney to me. I am incredibly blessed," added Gomez. "I love you so much sis." On Friday, Raisa's mom shared that both her daughter and Gomez are "doing great" since the transplant -- and Raisa has returned to work. "She's actually filming a TV show that's called Grown-ish, and she's just going about her normal life," Almendarez said during an interview with Telemundo's Al Rojo Vivo. "Thank God they're both doing great," she continued. "Thankfully the kidney was compatible and that everything came out perfectly." (People)

Jennifer Lawrence Gets Into a Bar Fight in Budapest. Don't f--k with Jennifer Lawrence, bruh. While she was in Budapest earlier this year to film Red Sparrow, the actress decided to unwind one night at a bar -- and what was meant to be a low-key outing turned into something else entirely. "I got in a bar fight!" she announced on Late Night Thursday. "I got in a real bar fight!" "That seems like a dangerous place to get into a bar fight," host Seth Meyers joked. "I mean, for him," Lawrence replied. "Shout out to Dream Team -- you know who you are." It was "beer night" at the bar, "and I was drunk, which is rare," she joked. "This guy asked me for a selfie and I was like, 'No. Thank you. No.' He was like, 'Please! My girlfriend will never believe me.' My friend was like, 'If your girlfriend won't believe you then she's not The One.'" Lawrence and her friend told him to "just go away," which set him off. "He goes, 'Yeah? F--k you!' And...I don't know. Something in me just snapped -- but it couldn't have been the alcohol," the 27-year-old actress joked. "I was like, 'Did you just say f--k you to me?! Did you just say f--k you to me?!' I grabbed him, I took beers and I started dousing him, all over him." He "weirdly" had a suitcase, which he would later regret. "I was like, 'Is that your s--t?!' I started pouring beers all over his suitcase. My friend Chris came up, grabbed me from behind and goes, 'Don't waste beer! Don't waste beer!' I instantly relaxed. I was like, 'Of course! What was I thinking?'" Meyers joked, "I certainly hope at some point one of that guy's friends got a picture of that." Another one of Lawrence's friends missed the entire fight. "My friend was in the bathroom," she said. "He came back and was like, 'Did you guys see that guy? He was all wet and crying!'" During her time in Budapest, Lawrence also visited a strip club as part of a friend's birthday celebrations. After photos and videos were published online, she issued a statement via Facebook in May. "Look, nobody wants to be reminded that they tried to dance on a stripper pole by the internet. It was one of my best friend's birthdays and I dropped my paranoia guard for one second to have fun," she wrote. "I'm not going to apologize, I had a BLAST that night." "I'm not gonna lie, I think my dancing's pretty good," she added. "Even with no core strength." (Eonline)

Lady Gaga hospitalized for 'severe physical pain'. Lady Gaga has been hospitalized for fibromyalgia-related pain, forcing her to cancel her performance in Rio on Friday. "I was taken to the hospital its not simply hip pain or wear & tear from tour, I'm in severe pain," she tweeted Thursday. "I'm in good hands w/ the very best doctors." The "Born This Way" songstress' team also announced the news on her Twitter, writing, "Lady Gaga is suffering from severe physical pain that has impacted her ability to perform. As a result, she sadly must withdraw from this Friday's Rock in Rio performance. Lady Gaga is under the care of expert medical professionals." The 31-year-old performer also gave her apologies and promised to return to Rio when is was feeling better. Gaga opened up about dealing with chronic pain in the new documentary "Gaga: Five Foot Two." On Tuesday, she noted via social media some of the methods she employs to help manage it: "Thought ice helped #Fibromyalgia. I was wrong & making it worse. Warm/Heat is better. Electric Heated Blanket, Infrared Sauna, Epsom Baths." (PageSix)

Heather Locklear Hospitalized With Minor Injuries After Car Crash. Heather Locklear was involved in a car accident Thursday while driving near the 700 block of Country Valley Road in Thousand Oaks, Calif. The actress was transported to Los Robles Hospital & Medical Center, E! News has confirmed. Locklear was treated for "minor" injuries. The 55-year-old Melrose Place star went off the road and into a ditch at 5:40 p.m. PT, a spokesperson for the Thousand Oaks Police Department said. Police did not say what caused the accident, but clarified no drugs or alcohol were involved. She was not cited for the incident. E! News has reached out to Locklear's rep for comment. TMZ was the first outlet to report news of the T.J. Hooker actress' car crash. Locklear most recently starred in an episode of ABC's Fresh Off the Boat. Last weekend, she made her first public appearance in a year at the Farrah Fawcett Foundation's Tex-Mex Fiesta. Nine months ago, Locklear told E! News she looked forward to making positive changes in the year ahead. "I am feeling great and am taking steps to enrich and better my life," she said, adding that she would be tying up "some loose ends" in order to "hit 2017 full steam ahead." (Eonline)

Dog the Bounty Hunter's Wife Beth Chapman Diagnosed With Throat Cancer. Beth Chapman is ready to kick cancer's butt. On Thursday afternoon, the Dog the Bounty Hunter star revealed to her fans that she has been diagnosed with throat cancer. "As most of you know I've spent a lifetime facing tests and challenges I didn't see coming and certainly never expected. I've been dealt my share of unexpected blows over the course of my almost fifty years but nothing as serious as the one I heard from my doctors two weeks ago when they uttered those dreaded three words, 'You have cancer,'" she wrote in a letter obtained by Radar Online. According to the reality star, she has a T2 tumor in her throat that is blocking her breathing. Doctors have suggested immediate treatment and surgery before the disease progresses. "To be certain, I've stared down the devil more than once in my life but I've never faced a real life or death decision. My life has never been easy, and I surely don't expect it to start now," she wrote. "Still, I've never been a victim and I won't let cancer beat me. I realize the road I am about to travel will be rocky, full of unexpected twists and turns. But I know one thing for sure. A bend in the road is not the end of the road." Duane "Dog" Chapman and his wife first became celebrities when they appeared in their A&E show Dog the Bounty Hunter for eight seasons. The series began airing in syndication as the couple briefly appeared on CMT's Dog and Beth: On the Hunt. While the show concluded in 2015, the couple has developed a loyal fan base after opening their lives up for the camera. As Beth prepares to undergo surgery, she has a final message to her fans: She's not giving up by any means. "I will fight every step of the way. My husband and children are counting on me to be there for years to come," Beth wrote to her followers. "I am so very grateful to be surrounded by family and friends who have given me incredible support during this very challenging time." We're wishing Beth a quick and full recovery. (Eonline)

Mario Lopez was reportedly assaulted in Las Vegas on Friday, September 15, and the man not only got in his face but also broke his phone, resulting in cops being called. The Extra host, 43, was working out at the Planet Hollywood Spa in Las Vegas on Friday and accidentally bumped into a man when trying to leave the bathroom, according to TMZ. Despite Lopez saying "excuse me," the unidentified man reportedly became angry and asked, "You got a problem?" As tensions escalated, an employee got between them. Lopez, who had left his phone on one of the locker room benches before the incident occurred, said he wanted to get it and leave, but the man allegedly grabbed the Grease: Live actor's cell and threw it against a wall with the phone smashing into pieces. TMZ also reports that Lopez refused to press charges but agreed to have his phone replaced by the hotel. The man has since been banned from the facility. Lopez seemed to be in good spirits later that night, as he posted pictures from Jennifer Lopez's All I Have concert at the same hotel in which the assault occurred. In one Instagram shot, he posted a photo with his wife, Courtney Lopez -- with whom he shares kids Dominic, 4, and Gia, 7 -- as the couple smiled on a red carpet. In another, he shared a photo of the "If You Had My Love" singer performing with the caption, "My girl @JLo got down tonight... " before tagging Planet Hollywood. Us Weekly has reached out for comment. (US Weekly)

Rob Kardashian and Blac Chyna have settled their custody war, TMZ has learned, and Rob paid a heavy price to get her to drop her domestic violence allegations. Sources familiar with the situation tell us, Rob and Chyna have agreed to joint custody of 10-month-old Dream. We're told under the deal, Rob gets a skosh more than 50% custody. Now the money. We're told Rob drew the line during negotiations at $10k a month for child support, but she wanted north of $50k. There was some horse-trading, we're told, and Rob agreed to double his offer and pay Chyna $20k a month, and she agreed in return to drop her domestic violence allegations. You'll recall, Chyna got a restraining order against Rob after claiming he allegedly beat her up and threatened to kill himself. As for the $20k a month, we're told a chunk of that will go directly to nannies. We're told Rob is concerned about Chyna's parenting. Sources say she left Dream at home this weekend while she left to party, and he wants to make sure there are enough nannies to protect the kid. And, Rob has agreed to pay Chyna's legal bill, which is not chump change. (TMZ)

Alan Thicke's widow, Tanya Callau, just got an assist from the judge in her legal battle with his 2 sons over her prenup and the future of Alan's estate. The judge threw out a petition filed by Robin Thicke and his brother, Brennan, Thursday to block Tanya from challenging the prenup she signed with their dad. The judge decided the brothers' concern was misplaced, because there was no evidence Callau had any intention of mounting a challenge. This is exactly what Tanya claimed back in July, as reported by TMZ, when she accused the boys of filing the legal docs simply to trash her in the media and make her look like a greedy widow. It's not a complete victory for Callau, though -- the judge left the door open for Robin and Brennan to file a new petition on the matter, but he would "need more specifics." Their lawyer suggests they will, because there are other disputed issues besides the prenup ... like exactly how to divvy up Alan's property. Tanya's insisted she just wants what's rightfully hers -- a cut of Alan's ranch, a right to live there and chunk of his other assets. (TMZ)

Mel B is playing the sex tape card in her effort to convince a judge to seal her divorce and restraining order case from the public. According to new docs filed by Mel, and obtained by TMZ, Stephen Belafonte intends to enter 54 videos as exhibits in their legal battle. Mel says Belafonte's made it clear he intends to disclose sensitive info and videos in court -- and she admits at least one of the videos "includes sexually explicit" images of her and Stephen. Mel believes the court has a duty to shield her kids from being exposed to the sex tapes and any other explicit material he intends to air in court. In the docs, she says the best way to do that is to seal the case, and close the courtroom when her restraining order case against Stephen goes to trial. (TMZ)

Rosie O'Donnell's Ex-Wife Michelle Rounds Dies of Apparent Suicide. Rosie O'Donnell is mourning the loss of her ex-wife, Michelle Rounds. Her rep released the following statement to E! News on Friday: "I am saddened to hear about this terrible tragedy. Mental illness is a very serious issue affecting many families. My thoughts and prayers go out to Michelle's family, her wife and their child." Rounds passed away this past Monday from an apparent suicide, TMZ reports. She was 46-years-old. The television personality and Rounds were married for more than three years between 2012 and 2015. During their relationship, which began in 2011, Rosie and Michelle adopted now 4-year-old Dakota. In a fan Q&A on Rosie's website, she reportedly revealed that the celeb had sole custody of their daughter, who she calls "Dax." The two wed in a private ceremony in New York on June 9, 2012. Rounds underwent surgery to remove desmoid tumors only five days later. It marked second marriage for O'Donnell, who has four children, ages 4 through 22, with Kelli Carpenter. O'Donnell filed for divorce from Rounds in February 2015, citing an "irretrievably broken relationship." About a year later, the divorce was finalized. Around the time of their split, the comedienne also announced her exit from The View. "Rosie has teens and an infant at home that need her attention," her rep shared. "This has been a very stressful situation. She is putting her personal health and family first. ABC has been wonderfully understanding and supportive of her personal decision to leave The View. Next week will be her last." Our thoughts go out to Michelle's loved ones at this time. (Eonline)

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Selena Gomez Helps Raise Almost $500,000 for Lupus Research Alliance. Selena Gomez's harrowing health journey has inspired people to donate big bucks to help fund lupus research. The 25-year-old star had revealed on Thursday that she had undergone a kidney transplant and had received a kidney donated by her friend, fellow actress Francia Raisa. Selena had said in 2015 that she has lupus, an incurable autoimmune and inflammatory disease whose symptoms are often treated with medication but can still cause kidney failure. "Selena's openness and strong emotional connection to her worldwide audience has brought extraordinary awareness to a disease that is typically overlooked. As a result of her encouragement to visit our website, LupusResearch.org, to learn about lupus, our phones have been ringing off the hook and our website traffic has soared. Selena has supported our organization in many ways, donating a portion of tickets sales for her last concert tour to the Lupus Research Alliance and requesting donations to us on the occasion of her birthday, as well as yesterday's announcement. Together her appeals have raised almost $500,000 for research funded by the Lupus Research Alliance," the group's President and CEO Kenneth Farber told E! News Friday. "We love Selena and support her, the Lupus Research Alliance is grateful for her support and we wish her well in her recovery," read a message posted on the group's Twitter page Thursday, in response to Selena's announcement about her kidney transplant. Earlier this year, Selena had also partnered with the Keck School of Medicine of USC to support lupus research. She made a personal donation and also created the creating the Selena Gomez Fund for Lupus Research. "I continue to be optimistic about the progress being made in lupus research and am proud to support the promising work at Keck School of Medicine," she said at the time. "I am hopeful for the millions of us around the world that may benefit from this." (Eonline)

Beyonce Makes Her First Official Appearance Since Giving Birth at Rihanna's Diamond Ball. Queen B has returned. Beyonce attended Rihanna's Clara Lionel Foundation Diamond Ball in New York on Thursday with her husband Jay-Z, making it the singer's first official red carpet event since announcing the birth of her twins Rumi and Sir. Beyonce looked gorgeous in a long, emerald green gown with a plunging neckline and high split. And because she's music royalty, she made sure to bring the bling on the sleeves. The "Formation" singer wore her hair down with loose curls. Jay-Z looked dapper for the formal event in his tuxedo and bow tie. Beyonce also took a moment to snap a picture with the event's host Rihanna. Rih Rih wore an elegant black dress and her hair down for the occasion. Beyonce and Jay-Z welcomed their twins in June, but that hasn't caused the now parents of three to slow down. The Lemonade artist recently saw the hit Broadway show Dear Evan Hansen. The show's star and Pitch Perfect actor Ben Platt shared a picture of him meeting Beyonce on Instagram. Queen B also traveled to her hometown in Texas to support those impacted by Hurricane Harvey. As E! News previously reported, she spoke to hurricane victims at St. John's United Methodist Church and handed out food and supplies. Beyonce also supported the recent telethon Hand in Hand: A Benefit for Hurricane Harvey Relief. What's more, Beyonce celebrated her 36th birthday last week, and it looks like her friends and family made it extra special. While performing at Budweiser's Made In America Festival in Philadelphia, Jay-Z had the crowd sing "Happy Birthday" to his wife. E! News also exclusively learned that the twins were at the festival along with their big sister Blue Ivy. The Grammy winner also received an extraordinary birthday cake from a local bakery, as well as a special surprise from her friends, including Serena Williams and Michelle Obama, that gave a nod to her most recent album. Its sounds like it's been a busy time for the new family of five. (Eonline)

Reckless "Real Housewife" Sonja Morgan got rowdy at "Million Dollar Listing" star Josh Flagg's pre-wedding dinner in LA late last week, causing some serious damage to the groom-to-be's face. "She pulled Josh's jacket when he walked by, and he fell face-first into the table. They had to put makeup over the gash on his forehead for the wedding pictures." Ouch. Flagg, who clearly has a forgiving nature, wed Bobby Boyd at the Beverly Hills Hotel. He tells us, "Sonja and I have been great friends for many years, and any wounds she may or may not have inflicted on me are well welcomed. I love her dearly." Morgan claimed that Flagg fell over as he tried to look at her necklace, and she literally had to save him by -- ahem -- "grabbing him by the balls." She explained the injury occurred after too many drinks at a pre-wedding celebration. Morgan said, "We'd all had dinner first. It was several courses and wines at Tao, then we went over to the Beverly Hills Hotel, where everyone was staying. We were all hanging out, and Josh leaned over to look at my diamond-and-pearl necklace, but he unfortunately tripped over and I had to literally catch him by his balls." She continued, "Yes, it is true I had to grab him right between the legs, and held him up by the balls. He's a tiny thing so it wasn't hard. He may have banged his head, but it wasn't bad. "His husband immediately called it a night and we went home straight after that. Knowing me and Josh, it probably looked worse than it was. It was a long evening and we'd had a lot of wine and food. She admitted, "He had a little nick on his face, but if you look at the wedding pictures, he was fine and he looks great. "That's just the way we roll. He is the male version of me. We just have that crass, bawdy sense of humor with each other. I am so happy that Josh and Bobby found each other." (Page Six)

O.J. Simpson's salivating over getting back into the swing of things after prison ... and yes, that includes golf. LOTS of golf. O.J.'s lawyer, Malcolm LaVergne, tells TMZ ... Juice, for starters, has narrowed down around 5 potential residences of where he might live in Florida following his prison release. He'll have to submit a parole plan on exactly where he'll live, so he's still mulling it over. As for who owns the homes ... not his 2 kids. LaVergne says there's no rift between O.J. and his children, but he doesn't want to impose and draw unwanted attention to them. So the people who own the homes, LaVergne says, are "wealthy and supportive friends." One pad might be out the window because LaVergne tells us it got hit hard by Hurricane Irma. Once settled, we're told O.J. plans to get back into shape so he can golf as often as he wants. As LaVergne put it, the man loves to golf but wants to lay low. Good luck with that. There are others who think O.J. will golf, alright, but he has craved the spotlight his entire adult life and they don't think he's lost his appetite ... despite 9 years behind bars. (TMZ)

The home featured on "The Real World: Key West" proved it can stand up to a hurricane, because it only suffered minor damages against Irma's 130 mph winds ... TMZ has learned. Homeowner Andrew Lippi says he's lucky because the only damage was a broken window in the guest cottage, and a flooded room caused by a clogged drain. We're told the power on Stock Island -- where the house sits -- just came back on Friday ... almost a week after the storm hit. It's actually the second major hurricane it has withstood. The house was also hit by Hurricane Wilma in 2005 while the series was filming. Lippi says everyone was forced to evacuate, but the damage was minimal. Lippi tells us he rode out Irma inside the famous house -- which is up for rent on Homeaway -- and the wind gusts sounded like the roar of a 747. He sent us a pic of the pad post-Irma, and it miraculously looks pretty much the same. (TMZ)

Melania Trump Wears a Sparkly $8,000 Monique Lhuillier Gown at White House Dinner. Melania Trump is never one to hold back when it comes to fashion. The First Lady of the United States opted for a silver and gray sparkling Monique Lhullier gown for the White House Historical Association dinner. The dazzling ensemble was a far cry away from the look she sported earlier in the day -- a baggy shirt, Converse tennis shoes and jeans -- when she visited areas struck by Hurricane Irma in Florida. Rather, this gown -- which featured a floor-length slip-style dress underneath a sequined chiffon overlay -- racks up to a whopping $8,000. She belted the dress at the waist and accessorized the look with minimal jewelry, wearing her hair down and wavy. Melania sparkled alongside her husband President Donald Trump as they welcomed their guests to the fancy, black-tie dinner event. Of course, this is just one of FLOTUS' many fashionable looks. (Eonline)

The Cincinnati Zoo opened its doors to another gorilla for the first time since Harambe was tragically killed. The zoo welcomed Mshindi ... a 29-year-old silverback that previously called the Louisville Zoo its home. It's the first time Cincinnati's Gorilla World habitat welcomed a gorilla since Harambe was shot and killed in May 2016 after a 4-year-old boy fell into the gorilla's enclosure. Zoo officials said they had no regrets taking down the gorilla that sparked a firestorm of controversy. Mshindi will reportedly join two female gorillas -- 21-year-old Chewie and 22-year-old Mara. (TMZ)

BIG3's punching back at accusations it broke a deal with a competitor, and it's now suing that league for defamation. Ice Cube's BIG3 slapped Champions League with a lawsuit after the CL claimed its league can't get off the ground and blamed the BIG3 for allegedly breaking a deal with Champions League. In docs, filed by Mark Geragos, BIG3 says the Champions League posted a statement on its website that was a bald-faced lie. The CL said, "The issue is that Big3 violated the agreement that players would be able to play in both leagues even though all the players had prior agreements with the Champions League." BIG3 says there was NEVER any agreement between between the 2 leagues and no BIG3 player was barred from honoring commitments to the Champions League. BIG3 goes as far as saying that 3 players who DID have a deal with CL were specifically allowed to play for Champions. What's more ... BIG3 says the head of the Champions League is "a serial con-artist, fraudster and ponzi-schemer" who blames his failures on others. BIG3 is suing for unspecified damages. We've reached out to Champions League, so far no word back. (Eonline)

Music

Shakira Releases Music Video for "Perro Fiel" ft. Nicky Jam. The wait is finally over! Fans have been anxiously awaiting the release of Shakira's "Perro Fiel" ft. Nicky Jam and it's officially here! "For me, it was a truly a pleasure working with Shakira, an artist that I admire so much and now consider a friend," the "El Amante" singer exclusively tells E! News. "She's an excellent professional, and we enjoyed working together." In the video, the 40-year-old songstress is giving us some major "La Tortura" vibes, except that this time she opted for some fabulous gold paint. We also see the singer sporting a red wig, while Jam plays a motocross racer that's in love with her. And this wouldn't be a Shakira music video if she didn't give us some dance envy. The Colombian bombshell also delivers with a dance scene that will make you want to take belly dancing classes immediately. It seems that the entire process of this song was a lot of fun, from recording it to shooting the music video. Shakira shared videos of the two in the music studio and she even taught Jam some of her iconic dance moves. Shakira is also getting ready to go on her El Dorado World Tour, and for the first time, she'll be taking her two sons with her. In one of the videos that the star shared on Instagram, we see that she's working on her famous abs while her coach cheers her on. "Getting ready for the tour! Trying to get in shape," she captioned the post. Shakira also showed us what her aquatic workout consists of. And yes, it takes place in the middle of the night after her studio sessions. Talk about commitment, right? In June, Shakira announced the El Dorado World Tour which will kick off Nov. 8 in Cologne, Germany. A Latin American leg of the tour will be announced at a later date. "Thank you all so much for listening to my music in so many places around the world," the 40-year-old singer tells E! News in a statement. "I can't wait to be onstage again singing along with all of you, all of your favorites and mine. It's going to be fun! The road to El Dorado starts now!" Danielle Bregoli just joined the ranks of Bruno Mars, Ed Sheeran, Wiz Khalifa and Cardi B ... cuz she just scored a record deal with Atlantic Records. Sources close to the situation tell us Danielle caught the attention of record execs after her first single, "These Heaux," generated unexpected success. The song's music video already has 21 million views and we're told that Bregoli is the youngest female rapper to chart on the Hot 100 at #77. We're told the deal includes multiple albums and is worth millions ... Bregoli signed the contract under her rap name, "Bhad Bhabie." Say what you want about the girl ... but she's raking in the dough. (Eonline)

Movies

Jamie Lee Curtis Returns for New Halloween. Welcome back to Halloween, Jamie Lee Curtis. The 58-year-old actress will reprise her iconic 1978 role of Laurie Strode in a new Halloween sequel also titled...Halloween. Curtis rose to international fame thanks to the film and played the part in three sequels, most recently in the 2002 film Halloween: Resurrection. "Same porch. Same clothes. Same issues. 40 years later. Headed back to Haddonfield one last time for Halloween," Curtis posted on Instagram Friday, alongside a promo pic. "Release date 10/19/18." In the film, Curtis' character will have a final confrontation with masked killer Michael Myers. "Jamie Lee Curtis returns to her iconic role as Laurie Strode in HALLOWEEN, released by Universal Pictures October 19, 2018. #HalloweenMovie," read a tweet posted on Blumhouse Productions' Twitter page. David Gordon Green, who directed Pineapple Express, will helm the new Halloween. He and Danny McBride, who appeared in his hit comedy movie, have co-written the script. John Carpenter, who co-created the Halloween franchise, will serve as an executive producer and creative consultant on this film. (Eonline)

Roald Dahl's Wife Reveals Charlie from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Was Originally Black. Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is a beloved children's book and has been turned into a movie not once, but twice -- starring Gene Wilder as the main chocolatier Willy Wonka in the first movie and Johnny Depp in the second. But it looks like the late author envisioned the main protagonist Charlie a little differently than the character that appeared in the pages of his book and on the big screen. In a recent interview with BBC Radio 4's Today program, Liccy Dahl, Roald's wife, revealed that her husband originally depicted Charlie as "a little black boy." "His first Charlie that he wrote about was a little black boy," she told the BBC. According to the BBC, Donald Sturrock -- Roald's biographer -- told the program that the author "had a foot in both camps" when it came to American and British sensibilities. Liccy also told the BBC that she thought Dahls's original decision to depict Charlie as black was "influenced by America." Note: The book was published in 1964 during the middle of the African-American Civil Rights Movement. However, Roald's publisher apparently advised against this decision. "It was his agent who thought it was a bad idea, when the book was first published, to have a black hero," Sturrock told the BBC. "She said: 'People would ask why.'" Liccy told the BBC that she thought this change was a "great pity" and that it would be "wonderful" to see Charlie depicted as how her husband originally intended. Still, the BBC wrote that Roald faced controversy for depicting the Oompa-Loompas -- Wonka's assistants -- as black pygmies in the first edition of the book. These characters were then given "rosy-white" skin in the second edition, the BBC reports, and had their skin changed to orange in the original movie, called Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, with Wilder. However, Liccy revealed that her husband wasn't a fan of the film. "He wasn't very happy about Charlie, the original with Gene Wilder," she told the BBC about the 1971 film. For those unfamiliar with the story of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, it's about a chocolatier named Willy Wonka who invites five children who find golden tickets in his candy bars to visit his factory. Charlie is one of the five -- and best behaved -- children. In addition to writing Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Roald wrote James and the Giant Peach, Matilda and The BFG. (Eonline)

TV

Fuller House Season 3 Trailer Goes All in on Full House's 30th Anniversary and Nostalgia. The only constant in life is change, and the ladies of Fuller House are feeling just that in the season three trailer. The new season, which kicks off on the 30th anniversary of the premiere of Full House, has D.J. (Candace Cameron Bure), Stephanie (Jodie Sweetin) and Kimmy (Andrea Barber) reminiscing and looking ahead at all the changes they've gone through in 30 years of living under one roof -- and celebrating the 30-year anniversary of Uncle Jess (John Stamos) and Joey (Dave Coulier) moving in with them to help Danny (Bob Saget) during the original series. And the gang's all back together (minus Michelle, famously played by Mary-Kate Olsen and Ashley Olsen) to celebrate. Yes, those are the same outfits from the premiere. Well, maybe only one is original. With all the nostalgia, there's still change. "So many things have changed in 30 years," D.J. says. Those things include Stephanie falling in love with Kimmy's brother, Jimmy (Adam Hagenbuch) and D.J. being a bridesmaid in Steve's (Scott Weinger) wedding. "Steve is really getting married," D.J. says. "And not to you, which is fine if you happen to hate fairy tales and happy endings," Kimmy says. On Good Morning America, an extended clip featuring the family hopping into the famous red convertible in San Francisco was shown. Season three premieres Friday, Sept. 22 on Netflix. (Eonline)

Riverdale: Archie and Veronica are 'even more sexual' in season 2. While things are getting waaaaay darker this season on Riverdale, one couple is actually heating up amidst the terror. Archie (KJ Apa) and Veronica (Camila Mendes) are kicking things up a notch in season 2. "We're even more sexual now," says Mendes. "Death brings out certain passions or thirst for life. So they've definitely been friskier. But I think now because of all this darkness and stuff in Archie's life and Veronica's as well, their relationship does feel more grounded. It has more substance than just physical." Adds executive producer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, "It's sort of a bit more primal and volatile than say Jughead and Betty are." Also affecting their relationship is the arrival of Veronica's father, Hiram (Mark Consuelos). "I think he's investing a little bit in Archie and Veronica doesn't know what he's up to," says Mendes. "And Veronica's gonna turn into daddy's little girl trying to impress him." Riverdale returns Wednesday, Oct. 11 at 8 p.m. ET on The CW. (Entertainment Weekly)

Ramp closures scheduled next week for wrong-way vehicle detection project

Phoenix drivers should plan for overnight ramp closures at four interchanges along Interstate 17 next week as work continues to install the pilot wrong-way vehicle detection and warning system.

Both the northbound and southbound I-17 off-ramps will be closed at the following locations during the week of Sept. 18:
I-17 off-ramps at Camelback Road closed from 9 p.m. Monday, Sept. 18, to 5 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 19
I-17 off-ramps at Bethany Home Road closed from 9 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 19, to 5 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 20
I-17 off-ramps at Glendale Avenue closed from 9 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 20, to 5 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 21
I-17 off-ramps at Northern Avenue closed from 9 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 21, to 5 a.m. Friday, Sept. 22

Drivers should plan for possible delays and use alternate routes.

For more information about this project, visit www.azdot.gov/projects/central-district-projects/i-17-wrong-way-detection-system.

Project schedules are subject to change based on weather and other unforeseen factors. For more information, please call the ADOT Project Information Line at 855.712.8530 or email Projects@azdot.gov. For real-time highway conditions statewide, visit ADOT’s Traveler Information Site at www.az511.gov, follow ADOT on Twitter (@ArizonaDOT) or call 511, except while driving.

State Route 87 narrowed to one lane only near Sacaton beginning next week

Drivers: Plan for delays in work zone between Saint Road and Hunt Highway

The Arizona Department of Transportation advises drivers to plan for the following restriction while crews remove and re-pave eight miles of State Route 87 near Sacaton:

North- and southbound SR 87 will be narrowed to one lane from milepost 152 (near Saint Road) to milepost 160 (Hunt Highway) from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays, beginning Tuesday, Sept. 19, through Friday, Sept. 29.

The roadway will be narrowed to one lane only in three-mile segments.

A pilot car will escort alternating traffic through the work zone.

Drivers should expect delays of up to 15 minutes and allow extra travel time.

Schedules are subject to change based on weather and other unforeseen factors. For more information, please call the ADOT Project Information Line at 855.712.8530 or email Projects@azdot.gov. For real-time highway conditions statewide, visit ADOT’s Traveler Information Site at www.az511.gov, follow ADOT on Twitter (@ArizonaDOT) or call 511, except while driving.

Overnight ramp closures planned at I-10/SR 587 interchange

Drivers should allow extra travel time, consider alternate routes

An Interstate 10 pavement-improvement project that includes the junction with State Route 587 (Casa Blanca Road) south of Chandler will require overnight ramp closures Monday, Sept. 18, and Tuesday, Sept. 19.

Drivers should allow extra travel time and consider alternate routes while the following restrictions are in place:

The east- and westbound Interstate 10 off-ramps at SR 587 will be closed overnight from 7 p.m.Monday to 6 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 19, for rubberized asphalt resurfacing. Both I-10 on-ramps at the SR 587 interchange will be restricted at times overnight.
The eastbound Interstate 10 off-ramp at SR 587 will be closed from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 19, for resurfacing. The eastbound I-10 on-ramp at SR 587 also will be restricted at times.

The westbound Interstate 10 off-ramp at SR 587 will be closed overnight from 7 p.m. Tuesday to 5 a.m.Wednesday, Sept. 20, for resurfacing. The westbound I-10 on-ramp at SR 587 also will be restricted at times.

Drivers can consider using alternate routes depending on their direction of travel and destination. Riggs Road will serve as one local alternate route. Other routes to consider include State Routes 87, 187 and/or 387. Drivers traveling beyond the Phoenix area on I-10 can avoid these restrictions by using I-8 and SR 85 instead.

Schedules are subject to change based on weather and other unforeseen factors. For more information, please call the ADOT Project Information Line at 855.712.8530 or email Projects@azdot.gov. For real-time highway conditions statewide, visit ADOT’s Traveler Information Site at www.az511.gov, follow ADOT on Twitter (@ArizonaDOT) or call 511, except while driving.

Daily Scopes 9 18 17

Sunday, September 17, 2017

ON THIS DAY

On this date in 1776, British soldiers occupied New York City during the Revolutionary War. They later admitted the toughest part about the occupation was the parking.

In 1789, the U.S. Department of Foreign Affairs was renamed the Department of State, well, because Foreign Affairs was a personal matter.
Besides, most of our leaders' affairs were domestic.
It was a much more popular title with wives.
Although, with everything that goes on back in DC, a Department of Affairs might help us keep everything straight.

On this date in 1793, all colleges and universities in France were abolished. All fight songs were ordered to surrender.

In 1821, Independence was proclaimed for Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua and El Salvador with the words, "Let the revolutions begin!"

The very rotund William Howard Taft was born on this date back in 1857. He was our 27th president, but he was big enough to be our 27th state!

On this date in 1940, the famous "Battle of Britain" took place. It didn't have a thing to do with any bands.

In 1947, the very first 4-engine jet-propelled fighter plane was tested... and it was a much bigger success than the very first 4-engine jet-propelled golf cart.

On this date in 1949, "The Lone Ranger" made its television debut. All those years of wearing a mask for absolutely nothing on radio were suddenly behind him.

In 1957, the TV show "Bachelor Father" premiered, with John Forsythe. After raising his family, John changed his name to Charlie and headed up his Angels.

On this date in 1965, the TV show "Lost in Space" made it's debut. It was about a group of travelers who were miniaturized and then traveled inside Katy Perry's head.

Republican presidental candidate Richard Nixon first appeared on "Rowan and Martin's Laugh In" way back in 1968 to utter the immortal words, "Sock it to me!"

It was on this date in 1986 that Leard Woedruff set the dominos stacking record at 242. It would have been 243 if he just hadn't sneezed... (Since then the record has been broken 15 times and is currently held by Alexandr Bendikov of Belarus with 1063.)

In 1994, President Clinton told Haiti's military leaders in a primetime television address: "Your time is up. Leave now or we will force you from power." Which, ironically, was the same thing Republicans said to him in 1998.

On this date in 1998, Mark McGuire hit his 63rd home run of the season. If we had only known then what we know now... we would have been less impressed.



TODAY IS

It's Friday the 15th. Yeah, just doesn't sound as ominous...

Britain's Prince Harry turns 33 today. He introduced his girlfriend Meghan Markle to the Queen the other day. If you're looking for a gift idea, an "I'm #3" t-shirt would be in order.

Seahawks Coach Pete Carroll turns 66 today... and still wishes he had run the ball instead of passing it in... oh, never mind.

Tommy Lee Jones turns 71. Back in college, he was Al Gore's roommate. Not many people know this, but Al Gore invented roommates.

Oliver Stone turns 71 today... or does he?

Baseball's Gaylord Perry turns 79 today. He was a spitting image of his dad, especially when he pitched. He played back in the days when the ball got juiced, not the players.

Daily Scopes 9-17-17

Friday, September 15, 2017

Music Calendar...

In 1958 "It's Only Make Believe" by Conway Twitty enters the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1962 Peter Jones of The London Daily Mirror interviews the Beatles and concludes they are a "nothing group."

In 1962 "Sherry" by the Four Seasons hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 5 weeks.

In 1964 The Beatles are ordered off the stage at Cleveland's Public Auditorium by authorities for 15 minutes so that the screaming crowd could calm down.

In 1967 The Doors perform in Cleveland for the first time at the Musicarnival in Warrensville Heights.

In 1969 Ed Sullivan tries to create a new dance craze when he releases "The Sulli-Gulli," his first and only rock record.

In 1969 Deep Purple, with new vocalist Ian Gillan and bassist Roger Glover, perform "Concerto for Rock Band and Orchestra" with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra at London's Royal Albert Hall.

In 1970 U.S. Vice President Spiro Agnew says the youth of America are being "brainwashed into a drug culture" by rock music, movies, books and underground newspapers.

In 1970 Decca awards Bing Crosby a second platinum disc for selling over 300 million records.

In 1973 Art Garfunkel's first solo hit "All I Know" enters the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1973 "Delta Dawn" by Helen Reddy is #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1974 Uriah Heep bassist Gary Thain is nearly electrocuted onstage in Dallas.

In 1976 Steely Dan's fifth album, "The Royal Scam" is certified gold.

In 1976 "You Should Be Dancing" by the Bee Gees is certified gold.

In 1977 The Rolling Stones' album "Love You Live" is released with cover artwork by Andy Warhol.

In 1978 Bob Dylan starts his longest U.S. tour in Augusta, ME, playing 62 cities in three months.

In 1979 Abba begins their first American tour.

In 1980 David Bowie debuts on broadway in the "The Elephant Man."

In 1987 The Grateful Dead receive their first-ever platinum record award for their "In The Dark" album.

In 1988 Mark Knopfler announces Dire Straits had disbanded.

In 1990 "Love Takes Time" by Mariah Carey and "Black Cat" by Janet Jackson both enter the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1990 "Release Me" by Wilson Phillips hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 2 weeks.

In 1991 Madonna's autographed pink 'n black bra from the "Truth or Dare" movie brings $11,000 at a Michigan auction.

In 1992 George Strait's album "Pure Country" is released.

In 1993 The James Brown Soul Center of the Universe Bridge is dedicated in Steamboat Springs, CO.

In 1997 Elton John, Sting, Eric Clapton and Paul McCartney perform at a benefit concert in London to raise money for the volcano-ravaged Caribbean island of Montserrat.

In 1998 Coolio is arrested in Lawndale, CA, on suspicion of carrying a concealed weapon and possessing marijuana.

In 1998 Reba McEntire receives a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

In 1998 A notebook with Paul McCartney's handwritten lyrics for "Hey Jude" brought $167,000 at a London auction.

In 1998 98 Degrees' single "Because Of You" is released.

In 1999 Dave Matthews Band's CD "Before These Crowded Streets" is certified triple platinum.

In 2003 Madonna's first children's book is published in 42 languages in more than 100 countries.

In 2004 Ramones' guitarist Johnny Ramone, 55, dies from prostate cancer.

In 2008 Pink Floyd founding member Richard Wright dies after a battle with cancer at his home in Britain. He was 65.

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