Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Restrictions on State Route 86 (Ajo Way) continue between Fuller and Valencia roads Drivers should plan for heavy delays

The Arizona Department of Transportation advises drivers to plan for the following restrictions as construction on State Route 86 (Ajo Way) continues between Fuller and Valencia roads:

SR 86 will be reduced to one lane in both directions from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m Tuesday, Oct. 31 through Wednesday, Nov. 1 for pavement work.
Shoulder work for guardrail repair and paving between Fuller and Valencia roads are scheduled for the next two weeks from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., starting Tuesday, Oct. 31 at various locations at a time.
Driveways and access roads on SR 86 between Fuller and Valencia roads will remain open.

Traffic will be alternated to the open lane and guided through the work zone by a pilot vehicle for the flagging operation, work crews and traffic devices.
Motorists should obey the reduced speed limit and expect heavy delays.

The work is part of a project to improve an 11-mile segment of SR 86 between Fuller and Valencia roads.

For more information please visit the project website.

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.

Lane restrictions on State Route 187 near Sacaton

The Arizona Department of Transportation advises drivers to plan for the following restrictions on SR 187 for roadway repair near Sacaton:
North- and southbound traffic on SR 187 will be reduced to one lane (alternating lanes) from milepost 189 to milepost 192 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., daily, Tuesday, Oct. 31 through Wednesday, Nov. 1.

Drivers should proceed through the work zone with caution, slow down and watch for construction personnel and equipment.

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.

ADOT applies for TIGER grant to expand SR 189 project starting in 2019 $25 million sought would allow construction of all proposed improvements



NOGALES ‒ The Arizona Department of Transportation has applied for a $25 million federal TIGER grant to allow construction of all proposed improvements to State Route 189 in Nogales at the same time, beginning in 2019.

The $25 million Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery grant would go toward construction of a southbound flyover ramp at Interstate 19 in addition to the northbound flyover ramp that’s currently funded, as well as a bridge over Frank Reed Road and other improvements to the 3.75-mile route connecting the Mariposa Port of Entry with I-19.

“ADOT is committed to working creatively with the community to accelerate State Route 189 improvements and better support trade between the U.S. and Mexico,” ADOT Director John Halikowski said. “Seeking this TIGER grant is one way we’re seeking to move forward sooner with all proposed enhancements to a route vital to international commerce and to the community of Nogales.”

ADOT currently has funding for the first phase the project, which includes a flyover ramp connecting northbound SR 189 and northbound I-19, along with other improvements. A $25 million commitment from the Arizona Legislature signed by Governor Doug Ducey allowed ADOT to begin construction in 2019, two years earlier than originally planned.

Funding isn’t currently identified for Phase Two, which would include the southbound flyover ramps and a bridge that would carry SR 189 over Frank Reed Road, which leads to Nogales High School. ADOT, Nogales and Santa Cruz County are coordinating efforts on a partnership that could include funding for the Phase Two work.

By allowing construction of both phases to begin at the same time, the TIGER grant would reduce the estimated cost of the full project from $147 million to $134 million.

A $15 million TIGER grant is helping to fund work on the SR 347 bridge over the Union Pacific Railroad tracks in Maricopa, which will begin in November. Another TIGER grant of $21.6 million went toward the rehabilitation of Virgin River Bridge No. 6 on Interstate 15 in far northwestern Arizona.

Since 2009, Congress has dedicated nearly $5.1 billion in TIGER grants to fund projects that have a significant impact on the nation, a region or a metropolitan area

ADOT seeks public input on proposed action at the Pinto Creek Bridge on US 60

Comment period runs through Dec. 8, 2017

The Arizona Department of Transportation is seeking public input on a proposal to build a new bridge over Pinto Creek and remove the existing bridge, located on U.S. 60 at milepost 238.25 in Gila County.

Pinto Creek Bridge was built in 1949 in compliance with bridge standards at that time. Those standards no longer meet the current minimum standards required by the Federal Highway Administration, the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials and ADOT’s Bridge Design Guidelines. Although safe for driving, the Pinto Creek Bridge has been deemed structurally deficient and functionally obsolete. Now, ADOT and the FHWA must address this matter, while ensuring the traveling public has a reliable bridge crossing over Pinto Creek, and while preserving the continuity of the U.S. 60 in southeastern Arizona.

The proposed action of building a new bridge and removing the existing bridge is one of four that ADOT and the FHWA could take:

No build – do nothing
Build a new bridge and remove the existing bridge
Rehabilitate the existing bridge
Build a new bridge and rehabilitate the existing bridge

In accordance with Section 4(f) of the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Act of 1966, ADOT is seeking public input on the proposal to build a new bridge and remove the existing bridge. Section 4(f) stipulates that the FHWA and departments of transportation, such as ADOT, cannot approve the use of land from publicly owned parks, recreational areas, wildlife and waterfowl refuges or public or private historical sites unless the following conditions apply:


There is no feasible and prudent alternative to the use of the land; and the action includes all possible planning to minimize harm to the property resulting from such use; OR
The FHWA determines that the use of the property will have a de minimis (minor) impact.

Pinto Creek Bridge is considered a Section 4(f) property for its historic significance. Because removing the bridge, as proposed, would have an impact on a Section 4(f) property, the Arizona FHWA office has completed a report titled: Programmatic Section 4(f) Evaluation and Approval for FHWA Projects that Necessitate the Use of Historic Bridges. This report is available for public comment at azdot.gov/PintoCreekBridge through Dec. 8, 2017.

The public can submit comments by email at PintoCreek@azdot.gov, by calling the ADOT Project Information Line at 855.712.8530, or by mail. Written comments can be sent to: ADOT Communications, 1655 W. Jackson St., MD 126F, Phoenix, AZ 85007. All comments must be received by Dec. 8, 2017, to be included in the official project record.

Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

Pursuant to Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), ADOT does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, sex or disability. Persons who require a reasonable accommodation based on language or disability should contact Sebastian Tonazzi at 520.268.5519 or atSTonazzi@azdot.gov. Requests should be made as early as possible to ensure the State has an opportunity to address the accommodation.

De acuerdo con el título VI de la Ley de Derechos Civiles de 1964 y la Ley de Estadounidenses con Discapacidades (ADA por sus siglas en inglés), el Departamento de Transporte de Arizona (ADOT por sus siglas en inglés) no discrimina por raza, color, nacionalidad, edad, género o discapacidad. Personas que requieren asistencia (dentro de lo razonable) ya sea por el idioma o por discapacidad deben ponerse en contacto Sebastian Tonazzi 520.268.5519 o en STonazzi@azdot.gov. Las solicitudes deben hacerse lo más pronto posible para asegurar que el equipo encargado del proyecto tenga la oportunidad de hacer los arreglos necesarios.



The Pinto Creek Bridge is located in Gila County on U.S. 60 at milepost 238.25.

WHAT HIS HALLOWEEN COSTUME SAYS ABOUT HIM

(By Natasha Burton) Clothes make the man, as writer Charles Dickens once proclaimed, and a guy's choice of Halloween costume is no different. We asked image consultant William Cane to give his opinion on some of the more questionable costume options for men and what these getups may say about the guys wearing them.

Clown
Cane says: "On the one hand, this costume suggests a man who is fun-loving and whimsical, almost to the point of being silly and carefree. On the other hand, the clown also symbolizes darkness and despair, as in the opera Pagliacci; and the man who wears this costume is also usually aware of the dark side of life. This combination of funny and serious can make for a very amusing and philosophical companion. Not a bad choice, indeed!"

Male Stripper
Cane says: "A man who has the courage to dress in a Chippendales costume is usually either very sexy, very geeky or both. The costume itself usually reveals his upper torso, so it is a favorite of bodybuilders and muscular men who are not afraid to show off their bodies. At the same time, it can be a humorous effort to suggest virility that is not present."

Freddy Krueger
Cane says: "This fellow isn't necessarily an evildoer himself. In fact, he's usually the opposite of a monster, and may even be a sweet-tempered loving soul who only needs to flaunt his deepest fears one day of the year. He may have a highly developed sense of theatricality, in which case he's just putting on an act. But just to be certain, you may want to keep one eye open as you fall asleep in his arms."

Superhero
Cane says: "The man who dresses as a superhero probably has a dual nature. On the one hand, he has the capacity to be strong and fearless, like Superman. But he also has an alter ego, which is meek and retiring, like Clark Kent. This man needs a woman who can understand both sides of his personality. If you can be his Lois Lane, he'll love you twice as much as any other guy!"

Realty TV Has-Been
Cane says: "This man has a desire to be famous himself. He may keep you amused with his wild schemes and crazy ideas to get attention. If you like a fellow who craves the spotlight, and if you can share it with him, this may be the man for you. Beware, however, if he fails to get the attention he desires."

Convict
Cane says: "Here's a guy who likes to take risks. In fact, this is the Woody Allen of men, the jokester, the fellow who can look at the funny side of life and take away your cares and concerns. He has a quick wit, a fearless attitude and an entrepreneurial spirit. Just think twice if he suggests a bank heist."

Flasher
Cane says: "The man who dresses as a flasher is a bad boy at heart, but one with a wry sense of humor. He's sexy, adventurous and daring-all the things a girl might want in a lover. But he may also, paradoxically, have a streak of moralistic shyness in him, which may be why he is displaying this other side of himself on Halloween. In any case, if you can bring out his flasher side during the rest of the year, he'll be a hot lover -- even with his clothes on!"

Exotic King
Cane says: "This man is a bookish type with a sense of the absurd. He has the ability to take you on conversational and romantic adventures that other men can't even begin to imagine. Consider yourself a lucky girl if you're paired up with a pharaoh. Let yourself fall under his spell. He has plenty to teach you about how to live together . . . as king and queen."

Harry Potter
Cane says: "This man has a complex interior life, and he may not even understand all his own motivations and feelings. One thing is for sure, however: He has an intellectual side that can be focused on accomplishing great, even magical, things in life. Follow him where he leads you, and try to help him understand himself. In the process you may find yourself entering a fantastic new world of adventure."

Woman
Cane says: "Men who aren't afraid to dress in drag on Halloween may have an intuitive understanding of the opposite sex, which could actually be very good for the girls in their lives. In fact, many women prefer men who have some feminine elements in their personality."

TOTALLY CHEESY HALLOWEEN PICKUP LINES

(TheFrisky.com) With all the candy, costumes and wild parties, Halloween is the perfect holiday to trick-or-treat for hookups. We say, capitalize on the cheesiness of the holiday and test out so totally lame pickup lines. Worst comes to worst, the person who rejects you will never know what you really look like. They'll just remember you as that pervy witch who tried to get in their pants. No loss, no foul. Pickup lines especially for Halloween:
  • "I wanna take a ride on your broomstick?" 
  • "I want you to put your Tootsie Roll in my basket." 
  • "If you think I'm sexy now, you should see what I turn into at midnight." 
  • "Hi boo-tiful." 
  • "You must be tired because you've been running through my nightmares all night." 
  • "You look so good, you're making my vagina rise from the dead." 
  • "Is that candy in your pocket or are you just happy to see me?" 
  • "Wanna find out how many licks it takes to get to the center of my Tootsie Pop?" 
  • "My real costume is at home in a box under my bed." 
  • "Trick or treat at my place and I guarantee you'll get a full-size Snickers." 
  • "You are dead sexy. Literally." 
  • "I want a taste of your Milky Way."

THINGS YOU MAY NOT KNOW ABOUT HALLOWEEN

From Reader's Digest:

There's a dark side to the holiday
The Halloween of today, in which children dress up in costumes and light-heartedly demand treats from neighbors under threat of a trick, has largely been imported from the United States, where Irish immigrants introduced the custom in the 19th century. It is thought to stem from the idea that on Halloween all law is suspended. Dressing up in masks and costumes prevents people from being recognized by their own community. Being separated in this way allows the participants to play boisterous and often antisocial tricks.

It originally began as a pagan festival honoring the dead
For Celts and Anglo-Saxons the year ended when the herds were brought in from pasture at the end of October. The new year began in November, marked by the festival of Samhain, a celebration in which purifying bonfires were lit. On the night before Samhain, souls of the departed could return temporarily to their hearths, and ghosts and demons were free to roam the Earth.

The Catholic Church then used it to their advantage to honor saints
To counter the influence of this pagan festival, during the 9th century the Church instituted the feast of All Saints Day or All Hallows Day on November 1. Thereafter, October 31 became known as All Hallows Eve, or Halloween.

The pagan festival was brought back with All Soul's Day
In 998, the abbot of Cluny in France established November 2 as All Souls' Day, when prayers are said for the departed, thus completing the link between Samhain and Christian festivals.

Mexico created their own celebration called The Day of the Dead
In the 16th century, as they imposed Catholicism in Mexico, the colonizing Spaniards took elements of local religions and incorporated them into their rituals. The Day of the Dead on November 1 remains one of the great celebrations.

Apple bobbing originated in Britain
In Britain, most Halloween traditions died out with the rise of Puritanism in the 16th and 17th centuries, but games such as apple bobbing, in which apples floating in a bowl of water are caught in the mouth, are remnants of past rituals. When thrown over the left shoulder, the apple's peel would fall into a shape resembling the initials of a true lover.

All Saints Day, was banned by the English Protestants
They soon created a new autumn festival in their place. In 1606, Guy Fawkes was hanged for his role in the Catholic plot to blow up the House of Lords on November 4, 1605. Parliament then passed an Act for the perpetual celebration of the failure of both this second attempt on the life of James I and the plan to destroy Parliament itself.

The reason the colors associated with Halloween are orange and black
Orange and black are well-known contrasting Halloween colors. Orange symbolizes the fall harvest while black symbolizes death.

You used to have to work for your treats
Many trace trick-or-treating back to Europe where people would go door to door in costume performing choreographed dance routines and songs in exchange for treats. At the time it was known as 'mumming,' or 'guysing,' and was often associated with people begging for money.

Pumpkins weren't the only thing that used to be carved
The story of how the term Jack-o'-lantern came to be is based off of a man named Stingy Jack. He originally placed a piece of coal into a turnip to use as a lantern, not a pumpkin. Therefore, people used to carve turnips, beets, and potatoes before they started carving pumpkins.

HALLOWEEN HOLIDAY TRIVIA

  • Orange and black are Halloween colors because orange is associated with the Fall harvest and black is associated with darkness and death. 
  • Jack o' Lanterns originated in Ireland where people placed candles in hollowed-out turnips to keep away spirits and ghosts on the Samhain holiday. 
  • Pumpkins also come in white, blue and green. Great for unique monster carvings! 
  • Halloween was brought to North America by immigrants from Europe who would celebrate the harvest around a bonfire, share ghost stories, sing, dance and tell fortunes. 
  • Tootsie Rolls were the first wrapped penny candy in America. 
  • The ancient Celts thought that spirits and ghosts roamed the countryside on Halloween night. They began wearing masks and costumes to avoid being recognized as human. 
  • Halloween candy sales average about 2 billion dollars annually in the United States. 
  • Chocolate candy bars top the list as the most popular candy for trick-or-treaters with Snickers #1. 
  • Halloween is the 2nd most commercially successful holiday, with Christmas being the first. 
  • Bobbing for apples is thought to have originated from the roman harvest festival that honors Pamona, the goddess of fruit trees. 
  • Black cats were once believed to be witch's familiars who protected their powers. 

Monster Trivia & Folklore
  • Signs of a werewolf are a unibrow, hair palms, tattoos, and a long middle finger. 
  • Vampires are mythical beings who defy death by sucking the blood of humans. 
  • In 1962, The Count Dracula Society was founded by Dr. Donald A. Reed. 
  • To this day, there are vampire clubs and societies with people claiming to be real vampires. 
  • There really are so-called vampire bats, but they're not from Transylvania. They live in Central and South America and feed on the blood of cattle, horses and birds. 
  • Many people still believe that gargoyles were created by medieval architects and stone carvers to ward off evil spirits. 

Halloween Movie Details
  • "Halloween" was made in only 21 days in 1978 on a very limited budget. 
  • The movie was shot in the Spring and used fake autumn leaves. 
  • The mask used by Michael Meyers in the movie "Halloween" was actually William Shatner's mask painted white. 
  • The character Laurie Strode, played by Jamie Lee Curtis was named after John Carpenter's first girlfriend. 
  • While the setting for the story is in Illinois, the vehicles have California license plates. 
  • Halloween is on October 31st, the last day of the Celtic calendar. It was originally a pagan holiday, honoring the dead. Halloween was referred to as All Hallows Eve and dates back to over 2000 years ago. 

Creepy Tidbits
  • If you see a spider on Halloween, it is the spirit of a loved on watching over you. 
  • Worldwide, bats are vital natural enemies of night-flying insects. 
  • The common little brown bat of North America has the longest life span for a mammal it's size, with a life span averaging 32 years. 
  • In about 1 in 4 autopsies, a major disease is discovered that was previously undetected. 
  • The Ouija Board ended up outselling the game of Monopoly in its first full year at Salem. Over two million copies of the Ouija Board were shipped.

TRICK-OR-TREAT SAFETY TIPS

(Reader's Digest) For young children, Halloween night is one of the best of the year. But trick-or-treating can be dangerous if kids and parents aren't careful. Take a look at some vital trick-or-treating tips before you accompany your child:

Plan a route in advance
Trick-or-treating could take several streets away from your house, which can cause sore legs and a bit of frustration. Avoid long paths by mapping out a route before leaving the house. Stick to paths that you and your child are familiar with to avoid getting lost.

Wear comfy shoes
Make sure you and your children are in comfortable, well-fitting shoes. Girls in dresses should avoid heels, and all shoelaces should be double-tied to avoid tripping in the dark.

Stay well lit
Apply reflective tape to your child's costume to ensure they are seen by drivers on the road. Carry a flashlight with you to keep your child's path lit at all times.

Make sure all costumes are short
Long costumes that drag on the ground can be dangerous, especially at night. After purchasing your child's costume, make sure it's an appropriate length, and hem anything that's too long to avoid tripping.

Avoid masks
Masks can make it difficult for your child to see or breathe. If possible, skip the mask altogether and use non-toxic make-up to complete the costume instead.

Use flexible props
Try to avoid costumes that have weapons as accessories. If your child's costume won't be complete without a weapon, make sure it is rubber or plastic. Choose a prop that won't cause injury to your child or their friends.

Check your child's candy
When sorting through candy at the end of the night, be sure to throw away any candy that is not in its original wrapper, or looks as though it has been opened.

WHAT MAKES SOUTHPAWS SPECIAL?

Between 10 percent and 12 percent of the world's population is left-handed, and scientists have no idea why. It could be genetic. It could be due to damage in utero. And while there are no obvious differences between those who are right-handed and those who are left-handed, we do know that lefties tend to excel at visual and spatial tasks and seem to be overrepresented among geniuses, reports LiveScience.com. What makes southpaws special? Here are ten facts:

1. Just as humans favor one hand over the other, animals also favor one paw over another. But unlike humans, which paw is favored is split about 50-50.

2. Although there is likely a genetic component involved in handedness, environment is also important. For example, researchers have found that identical twins often have different dominant hands.

3. Studies have found that southpaws have higher rates of dyslexia, schizophrenia and autoimmune diseases, such as allergies and lupus.

4. Males are overrepresented among lefties, so some scientists theorize that exposure to testosterone in the womb may affect handedness.

5. Many geniuses and leaders are lefties. Albert Einstein, Benjamin Franklin, Isaac Newton and Charles Darwin were all southpaws, as well as eight U.S. presidents: James A. Garfield, Herbert Hoover, Harry S Truman, Gerald Ford, Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton and Barack Obama. Fully 25 percent of the Apollo astronauts were left-handed.

6. Lefties tend to excel in fields that require excellent visual-spatial abilities, including architecture and graphic design, but are underrepresented in math and science.

7. Being left-handed can be an advantage in a fistfight when a surprise left hook can be a decided benefit. As many as 45 percent of expert fencers and tennis champions are lefties.

8. Lefties may have a more balanced view of their bodies. Right-handed people are more sensitive to their right side; for example, their right arm is typically stronger and larger. Left-handed people don't have a similar bias; for example, their arms are equally strong.

9. Mothers who are over 40 at the time of a child's birth are 128 percent more likely to have a left-handed baby than women who give birth in their 20s.

10. August 13 is Left-Handers Day, which celebrates left-handedness and raises awareness of the difficulties and frustrations lefties endure in a right-handed world.

WHAT DOES BODY ART SAY ABOUT A WOMAN?

A small tattoo on a woman's shoulder
She's funny and overtly sexy, and loves to tease.

A tattoo on the small of the back
A woman who is secretly sexual. The sacrum is an overlooked but highly sensual spot, where most women love to be touched. She's telling you to "press here."

Body Glitter
She's girlish and fun, curious and playful and still believes in magic. She's looking for a prince charming to put some real twinkle on her finger. Check her ID, though, teens love this stuff.

Nails
Long, elaborately painted fingernails means she's trying to create the illusion of class. She may be a supermarket cashier, a bank teller, or an assembly-line riveter who's trying to disguise the fact that she's a menial laborer. Think high-maintenance.

Tongue stud
This is the most in-your-face body art a woman can have. She's self-confident and values her tongue almost as much for sex as for talking. She is saying she has so much energy and is in such good health that she can cart around this cumbersome thing.

Belly Art
When a woman calls attention to her stomach with a navel ring, a belly chain or a small tattoo, she's sending the signal that she's sexual, fertile and possibly ready to reproduce. She's flaunting her ideal waist-to-hip ratio, an hour glass shape of a 27 inch waist and 38-inch hips. She wants to have kids.

Nose Piercing
A stud on the side of the nose means this woman is worldly and a little exotic. Take her to dinner at an ethnic restaurant, then see a foreign film.

Ear Piercings
A woman with multiple ear piercing can't get enough of a good thing. She is a tough-to-satisfy gal and may have lots of credit-card debt, a closet full of shoes, and more exes than a moonshine jug.

DISTRACTIONS WE FACE AT WORK

Maybe it's the trend of open workspaces. Or maybe it's the lure of Facebook and Twitter. Whatever it is, the inability to focus at work is a huge problem across all industries with fully 95 percent of employees saying they are distracted during the workday, according to a survey of 1,000 employees by Virgin Pulse. What is distracting us from writing weekly reports and analyzing budget spreadsheets?
  1. Co-workers who want to chat and socialize: 54 percent 
  2. Technology distractions, including email and text messaging: 45 percent 
  3. Personal stress, including relationship, family and money problems: 22 percent 
What can you do to stay focused and on task? Get healthy. 70 percent of employees say their health habits have a noticeable impact on their ability to focus at work. Specifically, 68 percent say proper sleep is the No. 1 way to maintain focus at work, while 43 percent say taking a midday walk or getting some exercise help them get and stay focused at work. You can also take control over your workday by doing the following, according to Men's Fitness:
  1. Set clear goals with a list of the top priorities for the week. Review the list daily and decide what you can realistically accomplish. 
  2. Work in 60- to 90-minute blocks and then take a break. Refocus by listening to music for a few minutes, take a short walk or get a snack. 
  3. Turn off the world. While you are working in that 90-minute block, don't check e-mail, answer the phone or talk to your co-workers. 

WORDS WOMEN USE

Fine
This is the word women use to end an argument when they feel they are right and you need to shut up. Never use "fine" to describe how a woman looks - this will cause you to have one of those arguments.

Five Minutes
This is half an hour. It is equivalent to the five minutes that your football game is going to last before you take out the trash, so it's an even trade.

Nothing
This means "something," and you should be on your toes. "Nothing" is usually used to describe the feeling a woman has of wanting to turn you inside out, upside down, and backwards. "Nothing" usually signifies an argument that will last "Five Minutes" and end with "Fine."

Go Ahead
(With Raised Eyebrows!) -- This is a dare. One that will result in a woman getting upset over "Nothing" and will end with the word "Fine"

Go Ahead
(Normal Eyebrows) -- This means "I give up" or "do what you want because I don't care" You will get a "Raised Eyebrow Go Ahead" in just a few minutes, followed by "Nothing" and "Fine" and she will talk to you in about "Five Minutes" when she cools off.

Loud Sigh
This is not actually a word, it is a non-verbal statement often misunderstood by men. A "Loud Sigh" means she thinks you are an idiot at that moment, and wonders why she is wasting her time standing here and arguing with you over "Nothing."

Soft Sigh
Again, not a word, but a non-verbal statement. "Soft Sighs" mean that she is content. Your best bet is to not move or breathe, and she will stay content.

That's Okay
This is one of the most dangerous statements that a woman can make to a man. "That's Okay," means that she wants to think long and hard before paying you back for whatever it is that you have done. "That's Okay" is often used with the word "Fine" and in conjunction with a "Raised Eyebrow."

Go Ahead!
At some point in the near future, you are going to be in some mighty big trouble.

Please Do
This is not a statement, it is an offer. A woman is giving you the chance to come up with whatever excuse or reason you have for doing whatever it is that you have done. You have a fair chance with the truth, so be careful and you shouldn't get a "That's Okay."

Thanks
A woman is thanking you. Do not faint!! Just say you're welcome.

Thanks A Lot
This is much different from "Thanks." A woman will say, "Thanks A Lot" when she is really ticked off at you. It signifies that you have offended her in some callous way, and will be followed by the "Loud Sigh." Be careful not to ask what is wrong after the "Loud Sigh," as she will only tell you "Nothing."

CAN'T GET IN THE MOOD?

If your libido isn't want it used to be -- and you've ruled out medical issues, including depression -- it could be your diet. While hamburgers, fried chicken and cupcakes may feel like old-fashioned comfort food, they could also be tampering with your basic bedroom desires. Taking the advice of Brian Clement and Anna Maria Clement, co-authors of "7 Keys to Lifelong Sexual Vitality," Cosmopolitan magazine warns women to avoid or limit these six foods, all of which can lower their sex drive.

1. Soy Lattes
Soy in food or beverages is packed with health benefits; studies have shown that soy can help lower cholesterol, protect the heart and possibly reduce the intensity of hot flashes. But soybeans contain plant estrogen, which can interfere with a woman's sex drive. If you must have your latte, switch to reduced-fat milk.

2. Fried Foods
Who doesn't love fried food? But all those fries, chips and chicken fingers affect your blood sugar, making you feel lethargic. If you don't have the energy to even get off the couch, it's hard to muster up the energy for a romp in bed.

3. Ice Cream and Cheese
Like fried foods, consuming too many dairy products can make you feel sluggish, as well as increase cramps and bloating when you get your period. But you don't have to give up ice cream and cheese entirely. Instead, limit dairy to three times a week.

4. Alcohol
Wine, beer and liquor may make you feel happy and flirtatious--at first. But alcohol is a depressant. If your libido needs a boost, cut back on the drinking. And when you do imbibe, be sure to alternate alcoholic beverages with glasses of water so you stay hydrated.

5. Hamburgers and Hotdogs
You loved them as a kid and still love them as an adult. But lower-grade meats tend to be packed with chemicals that can create a hormonal imbalance. Either skip the burgers and dogs entirely or choose organic, free-range, lean meats instead. Like dairy, limit your servings of meat to three times a week.

6. Cupcakes and Donuts
The key here is moderation. Enjoying a sweet treat every once in a while is just fine, but if you eat too much, too often, it can depress your sexual desires. Too much sugar in your diet will boost your glucose levels and that drags down your libido.

BEST AND WORST BREAKFAST CEREALS

Is your breakfast cereal bowl filled with calories, sugar and sodium? Even if you think you're choosing wisely -- such as Cheerios or Honey Bunches of Oats -- you may be surprised. While these two cereals are among the most popular brands with the biggest sales, they are not the healthiest choices. DietDetective.com ranked 301 different cereal brands based on 19 criteria, including calorie count, fiber content, added sugar, sodium, protein, ingredient placement of whole grains, vitamins, presence of food additives and artificial coloring.

The top 10 healthiest cereals:
  • Nature's Path Organic Millet Puffs 
  • Barbara's Shredded Wheat 
  • Kashi Whole Wheat Biscuits Autumn Wheat 
  • Quaker Oats Old-Fashioned 
  • Nature's Path Oatmeal Gluten Free Selections Homestyle 
  • Kashi 7 Whole Grain Cereals Puffs 
  • Post Shredded Wheat Original Spoon Size 
  • Nature's Path Qi'a Superfood Chia, Buckwheat & Hemp Original Flavor 
  • Post Shredded Wheat Spoon Size Wheat'n Bran 
  • Nature's Path Original Hot Oatmeal 

The top 10 least healthy cereals:
  • General Mills Monsters Boo Berry 
  • Kellogg's Rice Krispies Treats 
  • Post Fruity Pebbles 
  • Post Summer Berry Pebbles 
  • General Mills Chocolate Lucky Charms 
  • Kellogg's Rice Krispies Cocoa Krispies 
  • General Mills Cinnamon Toast Crunch Frosted Toast Crunch 
  • Kellogg's Frosted Flakes 
  • Quaker Honey Graham Oh's 
  • Kellogg's Granola Low-fat Granola Multigrain with Raisins 

Cereal is in the pantries of more than 90 percent of U.S. households. More than 2 billion boxes of cereals are sold annually. 93 percent of us consume ready-to-eat cereal. When choosing a breakfast cereal, read labels. Look for a cereal that is low in calories with low or no sodium. Do avoid cereals with added sugar. Don't be fooled by health claims on the package.

SHAKES ON A PLANE

(Women's Health) You're 35,000 fee up in the air, and should something go wrong, there's no way out. "that's what even the bluest of skies can feel like for those with a fear of flying, one of the 10 most common phobias. "But flight is the safest way to travel," says pilot Katie Pribyl, "and aviation safety records are as good as they've ever been." Great in theory? Three practical ways to keep jitters in check:

Preflight

Lessen external stressors by arriving at the airport with ample time to get through security and to pick up your favorite healthy snack to bring on the plane for comfort.

Takeoff and landing

Listening to an audio book or music while taking off and touching down helps block out potentially irksome sounds and redirect your thoughts.

During turbulence

Fear is more likely to gain a foothold when you're alone. Strike up a conversation with the person sitting next to you, whether you know them or not.

BURN IT UP

Office snacks may boost morale, but they can wreck your waistline and sabotage your health. Since most of us are lugging around excess body fat, this kind of morale booster is not helping our diet efforts and may inadvertently contribute to increasing sick days and perhaps anxiety, listlessness or moodiness when the resulting sugar rush wears off. If you weigh 160 pounds, you would need to do one of the following every day just to burn up those 480 calories:
  • Walk for 157 minutes 
  • Ballroom dance for 132 minutes 
  • Golf (with no golf cart or caddy) for 88 minutes 
  • Backpack for 56 minutes 
  • Run fast for 29 minutes 
In addition, these sugary treats wreak havoc with our bodies, spiking insulin levels and making fat burning impossible. Today the average American eats his or her weight in sugar every year. The typical person eats 50 teaspoons of sugar every day -- most of it hidden in processed and packaged foods.

MORE THAN POCKET CHANGE

According to a Women's Health tally, regularly outsourcing beauty treatments can cost over $3,000 a year. Check out their beauty math which is based on averages they sourced from different salons around the U.S. and think of all the things you could do with your newfound cash by doing it yourself:

Spray Tan
The average booth spray tan clocks in at roughly $30. If you get one every month, you'll pay up to $360 a year, or about two and a half months of daily Starbucks runs.

Hair Color
Prices vary, but a single process tends to run $50 to $100. Going every six weeks means forting over $450 to $900 a year, which is about the cost of a monthly car payment.

Blowout
At about $40 a pop, that weekly blowout will set you back $2,080 by the end of the year or close to a quarter of the average American's federal tax bill.

Manicure
A typical spa mani costs about $20, so hitting the nail salon every two weeks could ring in at $520 a year, the price of a plane ticket to some far-flung destination.

WEIRD NEWS

You Never Stop Being a Mom!

Ada Keating is 98-years-old and believes one thing most adamantly - you never stop being a mom. She's moved into a British retirement home so that she can help care for 80-year-old son whom she felt needed more care and support than he was getting. Keating has joined her son, Tom at Moss View care home in Liverpool, where he has been since 2016. Tom never married so they have always lived together and are inseparable, spending time playing games or watching TV. Ada said, "I say goodnight to Tom in his room every night and I'll go and say good morning to him. I'll tell him I'm coming down for breakfast. When I go out to the hairdressers he'll look for me to see when I'm coming back. When I get back he'll come to me with his arms outstretched and give me a big hug." Tom adds, "She's very good at looking after me. Sometimes she'll say "Behave yourself." Care home manager Philip Daniels said, "It's very touching to see the close relationship both Tom and Ada share and we are so pleased we were able to accommodate both of their needs." Of course what he was really thinking inside was: "Damn Mama's boy! Grow up and cut that cord dude! I mean come on - you're 80 years old!" (Metro

How You Know You've Spoiled Your Kids!

Brooke Amelia Peterson just got her dad fired from Apple where he used to work as an engineer. Seems she posted a YouTube video of the top-secret iPhone X. It went viral and her dad lost his job. In a teary mea culpa, Peterson confirms the firing and says her father takes "full responsibility for the one rule that he broke." On a visit to Apple's HQ in Cupertino, Calif., Peterson shot the video showing her dad's phone in Caffe Macs - the swanky employee cafeteria. She says, "I made this little innocent video that was just supposed to be a fun memory." She did take the video down immediately at Apple's request - but it wasn't fast enough to stop it from triggering a sensation. Peterson says she's most upset by the insults that followed her first viral video adding, "Hate on me all you want, but please don't hate on my father." She calls him the most honest, most loving, most caring dad."

Alien Visitors: It Just Got Real

Looks like we've got our first known real alien visitor. University of Hawaii Institute for Astronomy astronomer Rob Weryk says, "We've never seen anything like this before." He's talking about a mysterious object zipping through our solar system that nobody seems to be able to identify. Calculations show it came within 24 million miles of the sun on Sept. 9 and 15 million miles of Earth on Oct. 14 while traveling at a blinding 37 miles per second. Calculations also show something unprecedented: the object, currently classified as asteroid A/2017 U1, is the first confirmed to have arrived in our solar system from another. "It is fairly certain we are dealing with our first truly identified alien visitor," Professor Alan Fitzsimmons says. But don't panic just yet. A/2017 U1, which is estimated to be less than 400 meters in diameter, appears to already be on its way back out of our solar system, so scientists are rushing to study it before it's too late. They say it could be made out of entirely different materials than those that comprise the comets and asteroids found closer to home. (New York Times)

Arby's: We Have the Meats - From Game Farms in New Zealand

After a year away, venison sandwiches were back on the menu at Arby's for one day, but not everyone was happy about it. On Saturday Oct. 21 the sandwich was available nationwide for $7. But while they sold out quickly at many Arby's locations, not everyone in the campaign's target demographic was happy. Earlier this month, the Montana Wildlife federation, a group of hunters, anglers, and conservationists, sent a letter to Arby's asking them not to sell the deer-meat sandwiches, citing what the group's executive director calls "America's wildlife crisis in the 19th century" that drove many animals to near-extinction and "the principle of selling an animal that most Montanans recognize and hold dear as a wild animal and really a symbol of the Rocky Mountain West." But Arby's was quick to point out that the meat they used for their sandwiches was not procured through hunting, but rather from game farms in New Zealand. (Business Insider)

Tragic Ironic Death

It's ironic tragedy on a grand scale in Arlington, Virginia. A 12-year-old boy jumped from a highway overpass and police believe it was a suicide attempt. He landed on the moving vehicle of 22-year-old Marisa Harris, killing her. Ironically, Harris actually worked with children with severe behavioral problems. Her boyfriend was in the passenger seat of the SUV at the time and was able to grab the steering wheel and safely guide the car off the interstate. The 12-year-old boy was hospitalized with life-threatening injuries. Harris was pursuing a master's degree in clinical counseling at Marymount University and her mother says she had a passion for helping troubled children and, given the chance, could have helped the boy who jumped. Her father says, "She was loved by her friends, she was dearly loved by her family, she was admired by her peers, she was just a shining star." Even more irony - if the boy lives, he'll be charged with Harris' murder. (People)

Happy Anniversary!

After we get through this Halloween stuff, Americans are actually coming up on a fairly significant anniversary. On November 8 it will be one year since America elected Donald Trump the president of the United States. And it appears many Americans from coast to coast plan to commemorate the one-year anniversary by screaming into the void. Thousands of Facebook users have signed up to attend events on Boston Common in Boston and in Washington Square Park in New York, as well as Miami, Philadelphia, Dallas, Austin and in Bellingham, Washington. The idea is that collectively the protestors will all scream a la the famous painting, "The Scream" by Edvard Munch. So far over 33,000 have indicated interest. Johanna Schulman, who helped organize the Boston event, said, "This administration has attacked everything about what it means to be American. Coming together reminds us that we are not alone - that we are part of an enormous community of activists who are motivated and angry, whose actions can make a difference." Reaction to the scream events was mixed, with comments ranging from "fabulous" to "f-ing stupid." Some people suggested the effort would make the protest movement look "ridiculous" while others said it would provide relief from the political news. (Huffington Post)

What the What?

In Pennsylvania, 21-year-old Maico Rosado Jr. was sentenced to 71/2 to 15 years after pleading guilty in August to robbery and three counts of burglary. All this for stealing $1 and a houseplant that he apparently thought was marijuana during a series of break-ins. Police say Rosado broke into Jabber Jaws Bar & Grille in Allentown. The manager confronted Rosado but backed off when Rosado pointed a gun at him. Rosado then made off with a keepsake dollar. From there, police say Rosado broke into a house and left with a plant. Officers say he then threatened a woman with his gun before taking her purse. He was arrested shortly afterward. (Newser)

DID YOU KNOW?

  • Nearly 15% of men gamble at least once a year without telling their wives. 
  • According to Bride Magazine, roughly 14% of brides who get married each year are pregnant. 
  • 7% of Americans have an unnatural fear of their toilet. 
  • When we buy popcorn at the movies, we're paying a 900% mark-up. 
  • John F. Kennedy and William Howard Taft are the only two presidents buried at Arlington National Cemetery. 
  • Almost 70% of people today are omitting the word "obey" from their wedding vows.

TODAY'S IMPOSSIBLE QUESTION

30% of adults do this while driving? Use Snapchat.

THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW

  • Actor Kevin Spacey has apologized to fellow actor Anthony Rapp for what Rapp alleges was an unwanted sexual encounter that occurred when he was 14. Spacey has also come out and admitted publicly for the first time, he is gay. 
  • What are the odds? A husband and wife from California who survived the mass shooting at a Las Vegas country music festival died several weeks after the Oct. 1 massacre in an auto crash. Dennis and Lorraine Carver died after their vehicle crashed into a metal gate outside their community in Riverside County, California, and burst into flames on Oct. 16. 
  • Starting next year, Saudi Arabia will begin allowing women into sports stadiums. 
  • A U.S. federal court in Washington on Monday blocked President Trump's administration from enforcing his ban on transgender people serving in the American military. 
  • A new survey says that teachers are more stressed than they were two years ago, thanks to school budget cuts, bullying, coarse political discourse and the shaky status of immigrant students. 
  • Simon Cowell's fall down the stairs last week was due to his on-going struggle with low blood pressure. 
  • 50 different Wal-Mart stores will soon have robots roaming the aisles of the stores. 
  • Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez have been seen hanging out again. 
  • Oakland A's catcher Bruce Maxwell allegedly aimed a gun at a female delivery driver Saturday evening and was arrested for aggravated assault. 
  • "Modern Family" star Sarah Hyland and Bachelorette's Wells Adams have been dating. 
  • Jeff Bezos is the now the world's richest person, worth $90 billion. 
  • Just so you feel it's not just you, President Obama was called for jury duty in Illinois. 
  • Saudi Arabia has become the first country in the world to grant citizenship to a robot. 
  • Queen Elizabeth has made nearly $9 million in winnings from her race horses over the past 30 years. 
  • A Japanese company created a $150 noise-canceling ramen fork to cover up slurping noises. 
  • A fast food restaurant in Australia is celebrating Halloween by offering a hamburger in a blue bun, sprinkled with real ants and worms. 
  • An 8-year-old New Jersey boy who was featured on The Tonight Show for his jump rope skills was killed Saturday afternoon after he was hit by a Jeep as he walked home from a fundraiser for his award-winning group. 

ON THIS DAY

On this date in 1517, a Catholic priest named Martin Luther nailed 95 theses on the church door, which began the Protestant Reformation. So, today is the 500th Anniversary.
  • To be clear, I said theses. 
  • It was not only the beginning of the Reformation, but day one of the no-nailing-things-on-the-church-door policy. 
  • The church tried to settle out of court and move a few priests around, but no... 
  • Since this began the reformation and resulted in the Lutheran church, I'm going to assume that 'theses" is Latin for "Casserole recipes." 
  • It was a much more mature gesture than his first -- the 95 feces. 
On this date in 1864, Nevada became our 36th U.S. state. What were the odds? I'm sure they knew. It was a gamble, but with Nevada, isn't it always?

In 1952, the U.S. set off the first hydrogen bomb in the Marshall Islands. At first, they denied it and blamed the dog.

On this date in 1956, streetcar services ended in Brooklyn. Up until that time, Rice-Aroni was the "Fugget About It Treat."

Also on this date in 1956, an American landed a plane at the South Pole for the very first time, in one of the worst time-share swaps in recorded history.

In 1959, former U.S. Marine Lee Harvey Oswald, announced in Moscow that he would never return to United States. If only he had kept his word.

On this date in 1982, Pope John Paul II became the first pontiff to visit Spain. Before then, all the Popes had never been to Spain, but kind of liked the music. It rained while he was there, but the rain fell mainly on the plain.

TODAY IS

Today is Halloween, the scariest day of the year outside of Election Day.

Will and Jada's daughter, Willow, turns 17 today. Full name: Willow Camille Reign Smith.

Vanilla Ice -- aka Robert Van Winkle -- hits the big 5-0 today. Happy birthday, Ice, Ice, baby.
  • Isn't it about time he went back to just plain old Robert Van Winkle? 
  • He'll celebrate with a cake, topped with lots of icing-icing, baby. 
  • I don't know which not to believe -- that he's a rapper or that he's 50. 
King Ad-Rock of the Beastie Boys is 51. By that age, shouldn't they at least be Beastie Men?

Rob Schneider turns 54 today. He started on SNL and then went on... well, let's just say he went on. As a personal favor, we won't mention any of his movies.

Director Peter Jackson turns 56 today.
  • Although directing all three "Lord of the Rings" movies make him feel like 90. 
  • He has a way of making movies that are Hobbit forming. 
  • He plans a quiet night at home, just playing Dungeons and Dragons -- the solitaire edition. 
Xavier Roberts, the father of "The Cabbage Patch" kids, turns 62 today. We never did know who the mother was... probably, by choice.

Nick Saban, the coach of Alabama, turns 66 today. I wonder how many people will trick or treat at his house dressed up like Georgia players?

Jane Pauley turns 67 today. She used to host the "Today Show." Seems like Yesterday. No, wait, that was a different show.

Dan Rather turns 86 today. He plans a quiet evening at home with Kenneth. (You'll have to look that one up.) He plans to go "trick or treating" as a newscaster.

All Hallows Eve -- Wonder what your neighbors will be passing out this Halloween? Hershey Foods did a telephone survey to find out everything you ever wondered about the spookiest holiday of the year. Typically, 73% of American households will hand out chocolate, followed by lollipops, hard candy, bubble gum and gummy candy. Plus:
  • 86% will participate in Halloween festivities 
  • 81% of parents will take their kids trick-or-treating in their neighborhoods 
  • 46% of all homes will carve a pumpkin 
  • 44% will decorate their homes 
  • 25% of adults will dress up in a costume 
  • 21% will visit a haunted attraction 
  • 20% will attend a Halloween party 
  • 16% will visit a mall for trick-or-treating 
Additionally, 75% of Americans will buy candy treats for Halloween, but only 68% will actually give them to the kids.

Music Calendar...

In 1908 "Take Me Out To The Ball Game" by Billy Murray & Haydn Quartet is #1 on the charts.

In 1942 "White Christmas" by Bing Crosby is #1 on the charts.

In 1954 "This Ole House" by Rosemary Clooney is #1 on the charts.

In 1958 The Flamingos record "I Only Have Eyes For You."

In 1964 Joan Baez joins Bob Dylan onstage for three duets at a concert in New York.

In 1964 "Ringo" by Lorne Greene enters the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1964 "Baby Love" by the Supremes hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 4 weeks.

In 1964 Barbra Streisand's "People" LP hits #1 on the U.S. albums chart and stayed there for 5 weeks.

In 1965 Wayne Fontana leaves the Mindbenders.

In 1967 The Rolling Stones' Brian Jones is sentenced to 6 months on drug charges.

In 1968 Linda Eastman moves to the UK to be with Paul McCartney.

In 1970 Michelle Phillips (Mamas & Papas) weds actor Dennis Hopper. The union would only last 8 days.

In 1970 Loretta Lynn's "Coal Miner's Daughter" hits the Country charts.

In 1970 "No Matter What" by Badfinger enters the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1972 Curtis Mayfield receives a gold record for the single "Freddie's Dead" from the film "Superfly."

In 1975 The Marshall Tucker Band plays a benefit in Atlanta for the presidential candidacy of Jimmy Carter.

In 1975 Queen's single "Bohemian Rhapsody" is released.

In 1980 Paul McCartney reunites with former Beatles producer George Martin for the first time in 8 years to work on a film project.

In 1980 Cheap Trick performs on ABC-TV's "Fridays."

In 1981 At the Los Angeles Sports arena, Clarence Clemmons releases Bruce Springsteen from a coffin for a 4-hour jam session.

In 1981 "Don't Stop Believin'" by Journey enters the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1983 Paul McCartney's "Pipes of Peace" album is released.

In 1984 The singles "Like A Virgin" by Madonna and "Born In The U.S.A." by Bruce Springsteen are both released.

In 1984 "Caribbean Queen" by Billy Ocean is certified gold.

In 1987 "So Emotional" by Whitney Houston enters the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1988 At her Halloween party, Debbie Gibson holds a seance to contact Liberace and Sid Vicious.

In 1988 The albums "It's Only Rock And Roll" by the Rolling Stones and "Live "Bootleg" by Aerosmith are both certified gold.

In 1989 Grateful Dead's last studio album, "Built To Last," is released.

In 1990 Billy Idol dumps 600 dead fish on opening act Faith No More, who are later greeted by four pigs and a goat in their dressing room.

In 1993 Tupac Shakur is arrested for allegedly shooting two off-duty Atlanta police officers during a late-night argument.

In 1995 James Brown is arrested and charged with domestic violence after his wife accused him of beating her at their Aiken, SC, home.

In 1995 Paula Abdul receives a gold album for "Head Over Heels."

In 1996 Porno For Pyros' Halloween concert is broadcast live over the web from the Mayan Theater in downtown Los Angeles.

In 1996 Jewel's single "You Were Meant For Me" is released.

In 1997 A concert by the Cure is webcast from New York's Irving Plaza over the Rocktropolis web site.

In 1997 Ozzy Osbourne's album "The Ozzman Commeth" is released.

In 1997 Fiona Apple's "Tidal" album is certified double platinum.

In 1998 Kiss begins its Psycho Circus tour with a Halloween extravaganza in Los Angeles, with opening act the Smashing Pumpkins.

In 2000 U2's album "All That You Can't Leave Behin" is released.

In 2001 After recovering from the flu, Britney Spears begins her North American tour in Washington, DC.

Today In History...

In 1517 Martin Luther begins the Protestant Reformation in Germany when he posts the 95 Theses on the door of the Wittenberg Palace church.

In 1864 Nevada becomes the 36th U.S. state.

In 1922 Benito Mussolini (Il Duce) becomes premiere of Italy.

In 1926 Erich Weiss, better known as Magician Harry Houdini, dies in Detroit of gangrene and peritonitis resulting from a ruptured appendix.

In 1938 Orson Welles expresses "deep regret and bewilderment" on the day after his "War Of The Worlds" program panicked listeners.

In 1941 A German submarine torpedoes U.S. Navy destroyer "Ruben James" off the coast of Iceland killing 115. It was the first American warship to sink during World War II, even though the U.S. had not yet entered the conflict.

In 1952 The U.S. set off the first hydrogen bomb in the Marshall Islands.

In 1955 Britain's Princess Margaret ends weeks of speculation by announcing she would not marry Royal Air Force Captain Peter Townsend.

In 1956 Brooklyn, New York, ends streetcar service.

In 1956 Rear Admiral G.J. Dufek is the first American to land an airplane at South Pole.

In 1959 A former U.S. Marine from Fort Worth, TX, Lee Harvey Oswald, announces in Moscow he will never return to United States.

In 1967 Nguyen Vna Thieu takes the oath as the first president of South Vietnam's second republic.

In 1968 President Lyndon B. Johnson orders a halt to all U.S. bombing of North Vietnam, saying he hoped for fruitful peace negotiations.

In 1980 Julian Nott sets the world hot-air balloon altitude record at 55,900 feet.

In 1982 Pope John Paul II is the first pontiff to visit Spain.

In 1984 Indian Leader, Indira Ghandi is assassinated by two Sikh security guards. Her son, Rajiv, is sworn in as Prime Minister.

In 1985 The president of El Salvador, Jose Napoleon Duarte, meets with President Reagan during a U.S. tour.

In 1986 American mercenary Eugene Hasenfus, captured by Nicaraguan forces, refuses to make a statement before a revolutionary tribunal trying him on charges he'd supplied arms to U.S.-backed Contra rebels.

In 1988 In Lebanon, the kidnappers of Terry Anderson release a videotape in which the AP correspondent read a statement accusing the Reagan administration of block his release. Anderson was freed in December, 1991.

In 1989 President Bush announces he and Soviet leader Mikhail S. Gorbachev would hold an early December summit aboard ships in the Mediterranean near Malta.

In 1991 Theatrical producer Joseph Papp dies in New York at age 70.

In 1992 Pope John Paul II formally proclaims that Roman Catholic Church had erred in condemning the astronomer Galileo for holding that the Earth was not the center of the universe.

In 1993 Actor River Phoenix dies of a drug overdose at age 23.

In 1993 Movie director Federico Fellini died in Rome at age 73.

In 1994 An American Eagle ATR-72, en route from Indianapolis to Chicago, plunges into northern Indiana farm field in driving rain, killing all 68 people on board.

In 1995 Presidents Slobodan Milosevic of Serbia, Alija Izetbegovic of Bosnia and Franjo Tudjman of Croatia arrive in Dayton, Ohio, for peace talks.

In 1995 After the secession referendum is defeated, Quebec Premier Jacques Parizeau said he would resign.

In 1996 Brazilian jetliner Flight 402 crashes into a residential neighborhood in Sao Paulo shortly after takeoff, killing all 95 people on board.

In 1996 In Pontiac, MI, Dr. Jack Kevorkian is charged with assisting three suicides since June 1996 (he was later acquitted).

In 1998 Iraq bars UN weapons inspectors from monitoring sites.

In 1998 A genetic study is released suggesting President Thomas Jefferson fathered at least one child by his slave Sally Hemings.

In 1998 Iraq announces it would cut off all dealings with UN weapons inspectors, a move condemned by the Security Council.

In 1999 EgyptAir Flight 990 crashes off the Massachusetts coast, killing all 217 people aboard.

In 2000 A Los Angeles-bound Singapore Airlines jumbo jet went down the wrong runway in Taipei, Taiwan, slamming into construction equipment and bursting into flames, killing 83 of the 179 people aboard.

In 2000 American astronaut Bill Shepherd and two Russian cosmonauts blast into orbit aboard a Soyuz rocket on a quest to become the first residents of the international space station.

In 2001 New York hospital worker Kathy T. Nguyen dies of inhalation anthrax, the fourth person to do so in a wave of bioterrorism.

In 2001 Former Symbionese Liberation Army fugitive Sara Jane Olson pleads guilty in Los Angeles to the attempted murder of police officers (she was later sentenced to 20 years to life in prison).

In 2003 Abdullah Ahmad Badawi is sworn in as Malaysian prime minister, ending Mahathir Mohamad's 22-year reign.

In 2017 All Hallows Eve (you know, Halloween).

In 2017 National UNICEF Day.

Born On This Day...

In 1705 Pope Clement XIV (1769-1774)

In 1740 Statesman, William Paca (signed the Declaration of Independence)

In 1795 English poet/publisher, John Keats

In 1801 Educator, Theodore Woolsey (Yale University president 1846-71)

In 1802 Inventor, Benoit Fourneyron (water turbine)

In 1815 German mathematician, Karl Weierstrass (theory of functions)

In 1828 English scientist, Joseph Wilson Swan (dry photographic plate)

In 1860 Philanthropist, Juliette Gordon Low (founded Girl Scouts of America)

In 1860 Congressman, Andrew Volstead (father of the U.S. dry law)

In 1867 Baseball Hall-of-Famer, Edward Delahanty

In 1887 Chinese statesman, Chiang Kai-shek (first Chinese president)

In 1888 Explorer, Sir George Hubert Wilkins (polar research)

In 1897 Football Hall-of-Famer, Wilbur "Pete" Henry (Giants)

In 1900 Baseball Hall-of-Famer, Cal Hubbard [d: 10-17-77]

In 1900 Singer, Ethel Waters (Stormy Weather, Dinah) [d: 9-1-77]

In 1902 Actor, Eduard Franz (Senor Gregorio Verdugo-Zorro) [d: 2-10-83]

In 1902 Auto racer, Wilbur Shaw (3-time Indy winner) [d: 10-20-54]

In 1912 Actress/singer, Dale Evans (wrote Happy Trials) [d: 2-7-01]

In 1917 Historian, William Hardy McNeill (The Rise of the West) [d: 7-8-16]

In 1918 Former Attorney General, Griffin Bell [d: 1-5-09]

In 1922 Actress, Barbara Bel Geddes (Miss Ellie-Dallas) [d: 8-8-05]

In 1927 Actress, Lee Grant (Shampoo, Peyton Place) (90)

In 1927 Country singer, Anita Kerr (Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour) (90)

In 1928 Movie critic, Andrew Sarris (Village Voice) [d: 6-20-12]

In 1930 Astronaut, Michael Collins (Gemini X, Apollo XI) (87)

In 1931 Broadcast journalist, Dan Rather (60 Minutes, CBS Evening News) (86)

In 1934 Actor, Norman Beaton (Desmonds) [d: 12-13-94]

In 1936 Actor/director, Michael Landon (Bonanza, Little House) [d: 7-1-91]

In 1937 Folk singer, Tom Paxton (Talking Vietnam Pot Luck Blues) (80)

In 1939 Drummer, John Guerin (The Byrds) [d: 1-5-04]

In 1941 U.S. basketball player, Lucas Jackson (Olympic-Gold-1964) (76)

In 1941 Actress, Sally Kirkland (Anna, Private Benjamin) (76)

In 1942 Actor, David Ogden Stiers (Dr. Charles Winchester-M*A*S*H) (75)

In 1945 Singer/guitarist, Russell Ballard (Argent) (72)

In 1946 Actor, Stephen Rea (The Crying Game, Interview With A Vampire) (71)

In 1947 Actress, Deidre Hall (Days Of Our Lives, Our House) (70)

In 1947 U.S. marathon runner, Frank Shorter (Olympic-Gold-1972) (70)

In 1948 Baseball player, Mickey Rivers (Yankees, Orioles) (69)

In 1949 Drummer, Bob Siebenberg (Supertramp) (68)

In 1949 Astronaut, Terrence W. Wilcutt (STS-68, STS-106, STS-89, STS-79) (68)

In 1950 Actor, John Candy (Stripes, Summer Rental, Splash) [d: 3-4-94]

In 1950 Broadcast journalist, Jane Pauley (Today, Dateline NBC) (67)

In 1951 Football coach, Nick Saban (Alabama) (66)

In 1952 Bassist, Tony Bowers (Simply Red) (65)

In 1952 Bassist, Bernard Edwards (Chic, Power Station) [d: 4-18-96]

In 1953 Actress, Lynda Goodfriend (Lori Beth-Happy Days) (64)

In 1953 Basketball player/coach, John Lucas (Rockets, Bucks) (64)

In 1955 Designer, Xavier Roberts (Cabbage Patch Kids) (62)

In 1961 U.S. relay runner, Alonzo Babers (Olympic-Gold-1984) (56)

In 1961 Director, Peter Jackson (Lord of the Rings) (56)

In 1961 Drummer, Larry Mullen Jr. (U2) (56)

In 1963 Drummer, Mikkey Dee (Motorhead) (54)

In 1963 Guitarist/songwriter, Johnny Marr (The Smiths) (54)

In 1963 Baseball player, Fred McGriff (54)

In 1963 Actor, Dermot Mulroney (Young Guns, My Best Friend's Wedding) (54)

In 1963 Actor, Rob Schneider (SNL, Judge Dredd, Men Behaving Badly) (54)

In 1964 Country singer, Darryl Worley (53)

In 1965 Basketball player, Theodore Edwards (52)

In 1966 Rap singer, King Ad-Rock [Adam Horowitz] (Beastie Boys) (51)

In 1966 Singer, Annabella Lwin (Bow Wow Wow) (51)

In 1966 Actor, Mike O'Malley (Jimmy Hughes-Yes Dear) (51)

In 1967 Rap singer, Vanilla Ice [Robert Van Winkle] (Ice Ice Baby) (50)

In 1970 Singer, Linn Berggren (Ace of Base) (47)

In 1970 Actor, Nolan North (Port Charles, Angel) (47)

In 1970 Guitarist, Thomas Rogers Stevens (Blind Melon) (47)

In 1976 Actress, Piper Perabo (Coyote Ugly) (41)

In 1980 Actress, Samaire Armstrong (Not Another Teen Movie) (37)

In 1980 Actor, Eddie Kaye Thomas (American Pie) (37)

In 1981 Guitarist, Frank Iero (My Chemical Romance) (36)

In 1984 Actor, Scott Clifton (Dillon-General Hospital) (33)

In 1990 Reality star, Corey Brooks (Big Brother) (27)

In 1992 Actress, Vanessa Marano (Switched at Birth, Ghost Whisperer) (25)

In 1995 Actor, Mateo Arias (Kickin' It) (22)

In 1997 Actress, Sydney Park (CSI: NY, That's So Raven) (20)

In 2000 Singer, Willow Smith ("Whip My Hair," "Fireball") (17)

ENTERTAINMENT NEWS

Selena Gomez and Justin Bieber are now in regular contact, and it has royally pissed off members of her family. A member of Selena's family tells us many of them have never forgiven Justin for what they claim was extremely bad conduct during their long on-again-off-again relationship. One family member says, "Justin is a vile human and will never be accepted by us. As long as she is even speaking to him in any way, it is not only disrespectful to everyone around her, it is disrespectful to herself." Some members of Selena's family believe she went to rehab for depression because of the way Justin treated her. As for Selena ... she's not taking her cue from her family, because she's been around Justin at least 3 times in the last week. (TMZ)

Why Nicole Kidman Pledged to Work With a Female Director Every 18 Months. After pledging to work with a female director every 18 months, Nicole Kidman opened up about her promise to support more women in Hollywood. The Oscar-winning actress addressed her pledge in an interview with Glamour for her 2017 Women of the Year win. "As an actor you're only as good as the things you're offered. And there just weren't any women offering me things," she told the magazine. "So when you dissect that, you realize there aren't women offering you things because they don't have the opportunities. I work to raise money for women's cancers; I use my voice for violence against women. And so I was like, 'I need to be part of the movement that will, hopefully, change the statistics in my field.'" For Kidman, who originally made the pledge during a May interview with The Sydney Morning Herald, it's important to walk the walk and not just talk the talk. "Because, to be an advocate, you have to actually put things into action," she told Glamour. Keeping her promise, the Moulin Rouge star said she's working with director Karyn Kusama on a new project. She also talked about the effect her pledge could have on her daughter Sunday, who has expressed early interest in the film industry. "My nine-year-old daughter wants to be a director right now. Her whole attitude is 'The world's my oyster.' She doesn't realize that it's actually not," Kidman said. This isn't the first time the actress has spoken out about women's role in Hollywood. She asked for women to get "greater roles" during her acceptance speech with Reese Witherspoon for Big Little Lies' Outstanding Limited Series win. "This is a friendship that then created opportunities. It created opportunities out of a frustration because we weren't getting offered great roles," she said. "Now, more great roles for women, please. Kidman also won the Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or a Movie for her performance as Celeste Wright in the series. Visit Glamour to read more of Kidman's interview. (Eonline)

Miley Cyrus Compares Being Hannah Montana to Toddlers & Tiaras: "That's A Lot to Put on a Kid." Under the makeup, wardrobe and wig, it was always Miley Cyrus. More than a decade after her breakout role as the girl living the "best of both worlds," Hannah Montana, the songstress is reflecting on that stage of her life with a mix of gratitude and apprehension. Now 24 years old, Cyrus acknowledges she carried quite the load as a child star. "I liked being in the Disney universe because I didn't know anything else. I knew that I was getting to live what I wanted to do. I got to do two things that I loved. I got to act at that time and I got to be funny and I got to wear a wig and that was awesome and I got to wear a lot of sparkly things, so that was cool," she recalled during an interview on CBS Sunday Morning. "I think now that I'm older, now I realize that's a lot to put on a kid. It's a lot to put on a kid to have them have to go get their makeup done and also balance school and also have me dress up in a wig as a kid is a little weird -- it's a little Toddlers & Tiaras." The former TLC reality show chronicled the lives of young girls competing in child beauty pageants and drew controversy for some of the costumes the girls wore while competing. While the Hannah Montana veneer may have been a lot for a young girl to manage, Cyrus also acknowledges how special that character was for her and for her fans. "I think why people loved Hannah Montana was because Hannah Montana did feel real and that's because I was under there and people forgot that sometimes," Cyrus continued. "I loved being that character and so, that's what made people love her and honestly music is everything and all people want to have is great music. For that audience, for what that was, that was great music for kids to listen to. There's a song called "Life's What You Make It" so let's make it rock -- never forget that. Wise words -- that's a good thing to tell kids." (Eonline)

Selena Gomez and Francia Raisa are ready to talk -- together. The "Wolves" singer, 25, shocked fans in September by announcing that, due to lupus complications, she'd received a kidney transplant from her best friend Raisa over the summer. The two pals sat down with Today for a joint interview about the surgery, recovery and the months since. "My kidneys were just done," Gomez told Savannah Guthrie. "That was it, and I didn't want to ask a single person in my life. The thought of asking someone to do that was really difficult for me. She volunteered and did it. And let alone someone wanting to volunteer, it is incredibly difficult to find a match. The fact that she was a match, I mean that's unbelievable. That's not real." Raisa was sharing a house with Gomez when she realized how weak her friend was becoming. "One day she came home and she was emotional. I hadn't asked anything. I knew she hadn't been feeling well," the Grown-ish actress said. "She couldn't open a water bottle one day. She chucked it and she started crying. And I said, 'What's wrong?' and that's when she told me. And she goes, 'I don't know what to do. The list is seven to ten years long. She continued, "It just vomited out of me: I was like, 'Of course I'll get tested.'" Raisa explained that because they were in an "emergency situation," she completed her testing in a day -- a process that usually takes about six months. Before the surgery day, the girls had a friend French braid their hair and ate a big meal. But the fear was certainly there. "I had to write a will, which was scary because there's no guarantee I'll wake up," Raisa said. Raisa went into surgery first and everything went well. Gomez also woke up from her procedure feeling fine but realized an excruciating pain as she tried to nap. Doctors told Gomez that she would have to go back into surgery, as her new kidney was turning around inside her body. "My teeth were like grinding, I was freaking out," Gomez explained. "It was a six hour surgery that they had to do on me, and the normal kidney process is actually two hours." She added, "Apparently one of the arteries had flipped. I'm very grateful that there are people who know what to do in that situation." But they were together, as Gomez ensured they were recovering at a place alongside each other. "You feel she saved your life?" Guthrie asked the singer. "Because she did," Gomez replied. Gomez and Raisa, 29, have been friends for a long time. In a 2013 interview with Latina, Raisa shared that she met Gomez six years before, in 2009, when Disney and ABC Family (now Freeform) had the stars of their shows visit a children's hospital. At the time Raisa was starring in The Secret Life of the American Teenager and Gomez in Wizards of Waverly Place. "Selena and I were in the same group and we just clicked," Raisa said. But eight years after they first "clicked," the actress' friendship reached a new level when Raisa was found to be a match for Gomez. "There aren't words to describe how I can possibly thank my beautiful friend Francia Raisa," the singer said while revealing news of her surgery. "She gave me the ultimate gift and sacrifice by donating her kidney to me. I am incredibly blessed." Gomez has been open about her battle with lupus for several years, and first revealed in 2015 that she'd undergone chemotherapy to treat the disease. Lupus causes the immune system to attack its own organs and tissues and can affect the whole body. According to the Lupus Foundation of America, about half of all cases of systemic lupus affect a major organ such as the heart, lung, kidneys or brain. In some cases, it can take years for the disease to be diagnosed and properly treated. Last month PEOPLE spoke with a doctor who specializes in transplants for people with immune diseases including lupus, Robert Montgomery, MD, director of the Transplant Institute at NYU Langone Health. Dr. Montgomery told PEOPLE that it's common for lupus to damage kidneys to the point where one or both need to be replaced. "Not every patient who gets lupus ends up with kidney failure, but some do," he said. When lupus patients need organ donations they are often added to a waiting list to be matched with a deceased donor, and they may have to go on dialysis for kidney failure while they wait months or even years. In Gomez's case, she had Raisa to serve as her live donor, which Dr. Montgomery said is a "great advantage" because "live donor transplants last twice as long, on average, as deceased donor kidneys." Raisa said the experience brought them even closer. "I am beyond grateful that God would trust me with something that not only saved a life, but changed mine in the process," she said. (People)

Katherine Jackson is bowing out of the guardian biz when it comes to Michael Jackson's youngest child, Blanket. According to docs filed by Katherine ... there's no longer any need for her to be the 15-year-old's guardian. Katherine had been appointed joint guardian -- along with TJ Jackson -- of all 3 of Michael's kids in 2012. Both Paris and Prince are adults now, but Katherine says because Blanket has reached his adolescence ... TJ can handle guardianship on his own. She also points to her own age, 87, as a reason she's stepping down. Worth noting ... Katherine had not seen her grandchildren for several months earlier this year. It's still unclear how much contact she's had with MJ's children. A judge still needs to approve Grandma Jackson's request. (TMZ)

The real reason Simon Cowell missed X Factor this weekend. Get well soon, Simon. If you watched the X Factor this weekend, you might have noticed that Simon Cowell was not in his seat. The music mogul was rushed to the hospital on Friday morning and has now addressed why he was absent from the show on both Saturday and Sunday night. The 58 year-old was seen leaving his home on a stretcher, and now, Simon revealed it was because he fainted and felt down the stairs due to low blood pressure. "Sometimes we get a reminder that we're not invincible and this was certainly mine. It was a huge shock. They think I fainted because I had low blood pressure and so I have got to take good care of myself to sort that out. After all, I am a dad and have more responsibility than ever," he told The Sun. Recalling the accident, Simon said: "I'd gone to get some hot milk because I felt ropey. On the way back upstairs, I just remember feeling really dizzy. Next thing I know someone was putting a neck brace on me," he continued "It could have been a lot worse. I must say, everyone at the hospital were incredible. I'm truly grateful." Simon was forced to miss out on the X Factor this weekend, and Alesha Dixon replaced him on the judging panel. Bless him! (British Glamour)

Kevin Spacey Comes Out as Gay and Apologizes to Anthony Rapp for Past Inappropriate Behavior. Kevin Spacey has come out as a gay man and issued an apology to Anthony Rapp after the Star Trek: Discovery star gave an interview to Buzzfeed News on Sunday, in which the Broadway vet publicly accused the House of Cards star of making a pass at him when he was just 14 years old. Soon after the story hit, the two-time Oscar winner apologized in a lengthy statement on social media. "I have a lot of respect and admiration for Anthony Rapp as an actor," he wrote. "I am beyond horrified to hear his story. I honestly do not remember the encounter as it would have been over 30 years ago. But if I did behave then as he describes I owe him the sincerest apology for what would have been deeply inappropriate drunken behavior and I am sorry for the feelings he described having carried with him all these years." Spacey also wrote, "This story has encouraged me to address other things in my life...I have loved and had romantic encounters with men throughout my life, and I choose now to live as a gay man." A few minutes after Spacey's shared his post, Rapp tweeted, "Everything I wanted to say about my experience is in that article, and I have no further comment about it at this time." While many fans have reacted in support of Spacey's coming out about his long-rumored sexuality, there has also been a big backlash online over his decision to come out in an apology for his past behavior. Commenters have called out the 58-year-old actor for "deflecting" from what they feel is the true issue at hand -- being sexually inappropriate with an underage boy. On Sunday, Rapp, who is now 46, alleged that the inappropriate interaction occurred when Spacey befriended the young star while they were both performing on Broadway. The School Ties actor says he went to party at the then 26-year-old actor's apartment. "He was trying to seduce me," Rapp said to the publication. "I don't know if I would have used that language. But I was aware that he was trying to get with me sexually." Rapp, who was starring in Precious Sons opposite Ed Harris at the time of the alleged event, claims that he went into the actor's bedroom to watch TV because he got bored. He says that he did not realize everyone had left and when Spacey came back into the bedroom. He claims that the actor picked him up, climbed on top of him and made a sexual advance. In the interview, Rapp said, "My memory was that I thought, 'Oh, everybody's gone. Well, yeah, I should probably go home.'" He recalled that "[Spacey] sort of stood in the doorway, kind of swaying. My impression when he came in the room was that he was drunk." Rapp also claims that Spacey "picked me up like a groom picks up the bride over the threshold. But I don't, like, squirm away initially, because I'm like, 'What's going on?' And then he lays down on top of me." Rapp said he felt compelled to come forward after many women have come forward with allegations of rape, sexual assault and harassment against the former CEO of The Wienstein Company Harvey Weinstein, who has denied any claims of non-consensual sex. "And not to simply air a grievance," Rapp said, "but to try to shine another light on the decades of behavior that have been allowed to continue because many people, including myself, being silent. ... I'm feeling really awake to the moment that we're living in, and I'm hopeful that this can make a difference." The former Rent star also says that to this day, seeing Spacey upsets him. "My stomach churns," Rapp said. "I still to this day can't wrap my head around so many aspects of it. It's just deeply confusing to me." (Eonline)

Kevin Spacey Criticized After He Comes Out as Gay in Public Apology to Anthony Rapp. After Anthony Rapp accused Spacey of making a pass at him when he was 14 years old, Hollywood figures are not mincing words about the claims against the star nor his controversial response. In a Buzzfeed News report published late Sunday, Rapp alleged Spacey made a "sexual advance" toward him 30 years ago. Recalling a party he attended at the Oscar winner's apartment as a young teenager, Rapp said he grew bored at the adult gathering, went into a bedroom and watched TV. As Rapp described to Buzzfeed News, Spacey allegedly appeared in the doorway after the party had emptied, picked him up, laid him on the bed and then laid down on top of him. "He was trying to seduce me," Rapp told Buzzfeed News. "I don't know if I would have used that language. But I was aware that he was trying to get with me sexually." In response, Spacey apologized to the Rent star for "what would have been deeply inappropriate drunken behavior," though he said he does not remember the encounter. Additionally, in the statement, he confirmed publicly that he is gay. "I have a lot of respect and admiration for Anthony Rapp as an actor," Spacey began in his public remarks. "I'm beyond horrified to hear his story. I honestly do not remember the encounter as it would have been over 30 years ago. But if I did behave then as he describes, I owe him the sincerest apology for what would have been deeply inappropriate drunken behavior and I am sorry for the feelings he describes having carried with him all these years." As he continued, "This story has encouraged me to address other things about my life. I know that there are stories out there about my and that some have been fueled by the fact that I have been so protective of my privacy. As those closest to me know, in my life I have had relationships with both men and women. I have loved and had romantic encounters with men throughout my life, and I choose now to live as a gay man. I want to deal with this honestly and openly and that starts with examining my own behavior." Some of his fellow Hollywood stars did not hold back as they criticized the actor for pairing his apology to Rapp with the personal declaration. Comedian Wanda Sykes tweeted, "No no no no no! You do not get to 'choose' to hide under the rainbow! Kick rocks!" Orphan Black star Jordan Gavaris retorted, "SEXUAL ASSAULT IS NOT ABOUT SEXUALITY. SEXUAL ASSAULT IS ABOUT POWER. SAY IT WITH ME, PLEASE. #KevinSpacey." McGowan, who has been a public advocate for sexual assault victims and accused disgraced producer Harvey Weinstein of rape, responded to the news with, "Gay = Gay Predator = Predator." Weinstein has denied any allegations of non-consensual sex. Comedian Billy Eichner reacted to Spacey's statement with, "That Kevin Spacey statement. Nope. Absolutely not. Nope." "Kevin Spacey has just invented something that has never existed before: a bad time to come out," he continued. "Imagine the Astros walking off the field only to find out Kevin Spacey is gay. The shock of it all...But honestly I hesitate to make jokes because the Spacey statement is truly disgusting, irresponsible and dangerous. Ok goodnight!" "Kevin Spacey really tried to throw the entire LGBT community under a bus and call it solidarity in an effort to mask his personal failings," civil rights activist DeRay Mckesson responded. Meanwhile, GLAAD issued the following statement to E! News. "Coming out stories should not be used to deflect from allegations of sexual assault," Sarah Kate Ellis, President and CEO of GLAAD, said. "This is not a coming out story about Kevin Spacey, but a story of survivorship by Anthony Rapp and all those who bravely speak out against unwanted sexual advances. The media and public should not gloss over that." "Coming out as a gay man is not the same thing as coming out as someone who preyed on a 14-year-old. Conflating those things is disgusting...This exposes the gay community to a million tired old criticisms and conspiracies," Vanity Fair film critic Richard Lawson tweeted. "The distance we've had to walk to get away from the notion that we're all pedophiles is significant...For a famous person to deflect these accusations with a long-in-the-making coming out is so cruel to his supposed new community it stings." As for House of Cards creator Beau Willimon, the screenwriter tweeted, "Anthony Rapp's story is deeply troubling. During the time I worked with Kevin Spacey on 'House of Cards' I neither witnessed nor was aware of any inappropriate behavior on set or off. That said, I take reports of such behavior seriously, and this is no exception. I feel for Mr. Rapp and I support his courage." (Eonline)

A member of rapper 2 Chainz entourage beat up a photographer who trying to take pictures of the star as he arrived at 30 Rock for an appearance on the "Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon," police said Sunday. The rapper, who has been rolling around in a pink wheelchair since breaking a leg this past summer, was outside the W. 50th St. entrance of NBC headquarters with his security team Friday when the 64-year-old shutterbug came up and started shooting. That's when bodyguard Rory Smith, 47, punched the freelance photographer in the face, knocking him to the ground, police said. Smith, who lives in Georgia, took off after punching the man and was later arrested and charged with misdemeanor assault. The scrap didn't stop 2 Chainz's appearance, which included him being interviewed by Fallon and performing a song from his new album. (Page Six)

THE OTHER STUFF . . .

Adele wins at Halloween every goddamn year. We are living for all of Adele's fancy dress costumes. Adele is possibly the greatest living female vocalist of our time. But can we take a moment to acknowledge her dedication to properly amazing Halloween costumes? This year she dressed up as an homage to Bette Midler's character in Hocus Pocus. Granted, it's not as crazy as last year's costume, but we adore the makeup look... In 2016 she went all-out on her The Mask costume while on tour in Dallas, and surprised her fans by sharing the black and white shots on her Instagram. The costume was so good that it didn't take long for her 22 million followers start to question if that was really her. But the small tattoo on her hand, in homage to her son, Angelo, revealed the singer's identity. She nailed Carrey's character brilliantly, posing for photos in full suit, tie and hat. We're not the only ones who loved it - Jim Carrey, who played the original trickster in the 90s blockbuster film, did too. Taking to Twitter, the comedian captioned a photo of himself dressed up with, "Hi @Adele. It's Jim from the other side. Weird coincidence, I dressed up as one of your roadies for Halloween, I absolutely love you ;*" Twitter Ads info and privacy In 2015, the record-breaking singer dragged up as George Michael for her 27th birthday. This was also a TRIUMPH of fancy dress-and sadly prophetic. Adele sang a tribute to George at the 2017 Emmys, following his death just after Christmas in 2016. She asked to repeat her cover of 'Fastlove' after she flubbed the opening, saying, "I can't mess this up for him." Heidi Klum you better watch out, Adele might be the new queen of costumes! (British Glamour)

Tyrese's first visit with his daughter in 2 months was pretty short ... so he took her a place that's just as quick with grub that made both daddy and daughter smile. Tyrese got to see 10-year-old Shayla Sunday for a monitored visit in a Van Nuys office building. They capped off the visit by going across the street for burgers and fries at In-N-Out. From the looks of the photos, Shayla and dad were definitely enjoying each other's company. We broke the story ... Tyrese and his ex-wife, Norma, will be in court this week in what has become a marathon hearing in which she's trying to get a permanent restraining order. The judge gave the green light Friday for Sunday's visit. (TMZ)

Months before John Lennon told The Beatles he wanted out, he was so focused on Yoko Ono ... he hand wrote a Christmas card to her ex-husband, which is now available for wealthy collectors. Lennon penned the card to music producer Tony Cox in December 1968. Cox and Ono were married from 1962-69 ... so they weren't officially divorced yet when Lennon wrote to him. The card ain't exactly full of holiday cheer, instead it's all about Yoko moving out -- "We took most of the stuff I think - we're gradually going through it." John also asks Tony to fork over 2 of Yoko's short films and master tapes from a February 1968 concert she'd performed. The card, and enclosed letter, is being sold on MomentsInTime.com. They're asking $15k for it ... which is kind of a steal considering a lock of John's hair went for $35k. The correspondence is pretty cordial, considering the love triangle. Yoko and Tony had one child, Kyoko, who is also addressed in the card. (TMZ)

The backup Rocky Balboa statue for "Rocky III" might just end up in the hands of Sly Stallone himself ... 'cause his wife, Jennifer Flavin, says she wants to buy it!! That was until we told her how much it'd cost her -- up to $1 MIL -- at which point she seemed to lose hope (sorry, Jenn). TMZ Sports broke the story ... SCP Auctions is taking bids on the only replica of the iconic Rocky statue -- made just in case anything happened to the original. Flavin was pumped about bringing the piece home to Stallone ... but after finding out the price tag, told us another place she'd be OK with the bronzen Balboa ending up. Never say never, though ... you really think Sly wouldn't pony up for The Italian Stallion? (TMZ)

A Sephora cosmetics store in Hollywood cared more about peddling lipstick than the oral health of customers, and now a woman is stuck with a lifelong disease ... according to a new suit. A California woman claims she visited the store in October 2015 and sampled a lipstick from one of the "common use" tubes on display ... and ended up with herpes on her lip. She says the infection was diagnosed by medical pros and she claims she never had herpes or cold sores before this Sephora visit. According to the docs ... Sephora failed to clearly warn the woman and other customers of the risk of getting herpes or other diseases from trying on the lipstick samples. She says if she would have known ... she would've avoided them like the plague. The woman claims other lipstick companies have proven methods of avoiding herpes exposure -- like individual samples or assistance from trained professionals -- but Sephora cared too much about making a quick buck to bother. She's suing the cosmetics chain for the emotional distress over an "incurable lifelong affliction" she says she now has to deal with as a result of using its lipstick samples. We reached out to Sephora ... no word back so far. (TMZ)

Gwyneth Paltrow Wins Halloween with Spoiler Alert 'Seven' Costume. What's in the box?! The holiday hasn't even officially happened yet, but Gwyneth Paltrow has won Halloween this year. On Sunday, the actress posted her costume, which only she could pull off: her head in a box, from the 1995 thriller Seven. In the Brad Pitt and Morgan Freeman starrer, Paltrow plays Tracy Mills, wife of Pitt's detective David Mills. Tracy is murdered by John Doe (Kevin Spacey), a serial killer who uses the seven deadly sins to pick victims. Tracy becomes his second-to-last victim, her head delivered in a box to the officers at the climax of the film. Pitt's pleading, "What's in the box?!" has become a pop-culture staple. (Billboard)

Bethenny Frankel's Dog Cookie Dies After Being Hospitalized for Seizures. Bethenny Frankel's dog Cookie has died after being hospitalized over the weekend for multiple seizures. "My @cookiedabooboo is gone. Bless her furry heart," the Real Housewives of New York City star, 46, tweeted on Monday, October 30. Frankel shared a series of heartbreaking videos of herself crying on her Instagram Story on Saturday, October 28, when Cookie first began convulsing. "Do I take her to a vet? ... What do I do?" she asked her 1.5 million followers. "My daughter's watching this and we have to do something. The vet is 40 minutes away. ... I'm in a bad place." Eventually, the Bravo star and her daughter, Bryn, 7, managed to make it to a facility near their weekend home in the Hamptons. "Thanks for the love. @cookiedabooboo is alive but had a very high temp & 45 min seizure so she's resting at hospital. Not time yet," she tweeted on Sunday, October 29. "She is 17 & did have 108 fever & 45 mins of seizures, but she licked Bryn & reacted to my belly rubs. Better today but TBD @toyisland8 xo. I'm grateful. People are loving & caring. Part of me thinks the crap in the world is to bring us closer & make us better. Thank you." Unfortunately, Frankel tweeted on Monday morning that Cookie suffered two additional seizures overnight. "My heart is broken," she wrote. (US Weekly)

Music

Christina Aguilera Will Honor Whitney Houston and The Bodyguard's 25th Anniversary at the 2017 AMAs. ABC and dick clark productions announced Monday that Christina Aguilera will sing a 25th anniversary tribute to Whitney Houston and The Bodyguard at the 2017 American Music Awards on Nov. 19. The performance will include songs from the soundtrack, released in 1992. Aguilera, who has often cited Houston as one of her childhood heroes, memorably performed one of Houston's hits at the 2001 BET Awards. "Whitney herself stated in 2001 that Christina Aguilera sang the best version of her song 'Run to You,'" the Estate of Whitney E. Houston said in a statement. "It is with great appreciation and honor that she is returning to participate on the American Music Awards for a special tribute honoring the 25th anniversary of The Bodyguard. Whitney said that Christina is without a doubt one of the best voices she enjoyed in this generation of music. From the Estate of Whitney E. Houston, we thank you with great joy!" Houston won 22 American Music Awards before her untimely death in 2012. Aguilera, who received her sole nomination in 2001, joins a performance lineup that includes Selena Gomez. "I am honored and humbled to be asked to participate in such a special tribute of a timeless soundtrack that has been a huge inspiration not only in my own personal life and career, but to countless aspiring singers -- touching music lovers worldwide and influencing the history of music itself," Aguilera said in a statement. "To be honoring the one and only Whitney Houston is a blessing and I am grateful to celebrate the spirit of her songs and legend that lives on." Academy Award winner Viola Davis will introduce Aguilera's performance. "I feel eternally fortunate to have personally met her on and off the stage," the "Dirrty" singer told E! News in a statement. "My deep appreciation for her kindness to me while coming up in the business -- her graciousness, generosity, humanity and beauty -- lived up to everything I could have hoped for in meeting my idol and will forever be cherished in my memory of her." Originally released on Nov. 17, 1992, The Bodyguard: Original Soundtrack Album has sold more than 45 million copies worldwide and is the top-selling soundtrack album of all-time. Houston, who produced it with Clive Davis, provided vocals on six songs: "I Will Always Love You," "I Have Nothing," "I'm Every Woman," "Run to You," "Queen of the Night" and "Jesus Loves Me." The 2017 AMAs will air Sunday, Nov. 19, at 8 p.m. ET on ABC. (Eonline)

Pink Beats Niall Horan to Australia's Album Chart Crown. Pink and Post Malone are still on top Down Under. Beautiful Trauma (RCA/Sony), Pink's seventh studio album, enters a second week at No. 1 on the ARIA Albums Chart. It's a lofty position for any artist, but Pink can take it all in her stride. Over her career, the American pop star has hit the top with five albums and spent a combined 36 weeks at No. 1 on Australia's national chart, according to ARIA. As news broke of Pink's continued run atop the survey, Live Nation announced the addition of three more shows to her 2018 tour of Australia, for a total of 33 arena shows (the promoter insists these are the final dates on the Australian leg of the Beautiful Trauma World Tour). Pink's five New Zealand concerts have sold out and her Greatest Hits compilation continues to impress, chalking up 134 weeks on Australia's albums chart and placing just outside the top 10 (it slips 9-12). With Pink extending her reign, Niall Horan misses out on summiting with his solo debut Flicker (Capitol/EMI). The former One Direction singer's first LP can't match its No. 1 start in the U.S., but its No. 2 bow is the healthiest debut entry for any title this week in Australia. Ed Sheeran's five-times platinum Divide (Warner) slips 2-3 while Florida metal exponents Trivium snag a fifth top 10 on the national album survey with The Sin And The Sentence (Roadrunner/Warner), their eighth album, which is new at No. 4. George Michael makes a posthumous return to the top 5 with Listen Without Prejudice (Sony). First time around, Listen Without Prejudice Vol. 1, Michael's second solo set, peaked at No. 2 in September 1990. It's dropped in at No. 1 in the U.K. and No. 5 in Australia and is bundled with the former Wham singer's 1996 MTV Unplugged performance. On the ARIA Singles Chart, Post Malone logs a fifth week at No. 1 with "Rockstar" (Republic/Universal) featuring 21 Savage as Camila Cabello makes do with another stint at No. 2 with "Havana" (Epic/Sony) featuring Young Thug. The week's highest new entry goes to Taylor Swift, whose "Gorgeous" (Big Machine/Universal) starts at No. 9. The track is lifted from her forthcoming album Reputation, due No. 10, and follows "Look What You Made Me Do," which topped the chart in September, and "...Ready For It?," which reached No. 3 in September and should get a boost from the release last Friday of its blockbuster new video. (Billboard)

Niall Horan, Harry Styles or Zayn Malik: Which No. 1 One Direction Solo Album is the Best? Vote! This success of Niall Horan's new solo album, Flicker, is giving One Direction status alongside some impressive company -- namely, The Beatles. With Flicker's debut on top of the Billboard 200 chart, Horan becomes the third member of 1D to score a solo No. 1 album, a feat only the Fab Four have achieved. Of course, it took the work of two other 1D vets to reach this status: Harry Styles, who dropped his self-titled debut in May, and former group member Zayn, whose Mind of Mine was released in 2016. So, which 1D solo album is your favorite? (Billboard)

Movies

Corey Feldman Vows to Release "Every Single Name" of His Alleged Predators in Truth Campaign Film. It's been just a few days since Corey Feldman launched his Truth Campaign: a crowdsourcing initiative in which he hopes to raise $10 million to make a film about sexual abuse in Hollywood and his life. Having raised less than $200,000 so far, the child star sat down with Today's Matt Lauer to discuss the campaign and his alleged abuse. Feldman described the film as "a very true story" and said he plans to give a firsthand perspective about "everybody that affected by life." Lauer argued The Goonies star had gone "down this road before" -- promising to release the names of his alleged predators in his 2013 memoir Coreyography and then failing to do so. Feldman argued his hands were tied at the time. "This is why I'm doing this," he said on Today. "Because when I wrote my book, the publishers prevented me from writing the names down. They made me change the names." As for the film's budget, Feldman said he needed to raise the $10 million to not only create and market the film but to also hire security and legal teams to keep him safe. When Lauer asked Feldman why he didn't take his allegations to the police, the Stand By Me star said he shared the accusations with the Santa Barbara police department in 1993. "They're on record. They have all of this information. But they were scanning Michael Jackson. All they cared about was trying to find something on Michael Jackson," Feldman said, adding that Jackson, his friend, was innocent. "That was what the interview was about with the police in 1993," he continued. "I told him [Jackson] is not that guy. They said, 'Maybe you just don't understand your friend.' And I said, 'No I know the difference between pedophiles and somebody who is not a pedophile because I've been molested.'" The Lost Boys actor also claimed to have received death threats from people not wanting him to leak his information. When Lauer asked Feldman why he didn't take these threats to the authorities, Feldman said he couldn't due a "statute of limitations" that was "conveniently enough" set in place in California, claiming he would be "getting sued" if he tried. "Henceforth, I need a team of lawyers and I need a team of security to be around me at all times to keep me safe so I can keep this message done," he said. "I'm not playing around. It's serous stuff and I vow I will release every single name that I have any knowledge of, period. And nobody is going to stop me this time as long as people support this." The interview comes after a series of sexual harassment allegations. Earlier this month, The New York Times published an expose detailing decades of sexual harassment allegations against movie producer Harvey Weinstein. Weinstein's attorney Charles J. Harder told E! News the article was "saturated with false and defamatory statements." In addition, Rachel McAdams and Selma Blair accused director James Toback of sexual harassment in articles by the Los Angeles Times and Vanity Fair. Toback denied the claims made in the Los Angeles Times articles and didn't issue an additional comment for the Vanity Fair piece. Also, in an interview with BuzzFeed News, actor Anthony Rapp accused Kevin Spacey of making a sexual advance at him when he was a teen. Spacey has since apologized but said he didn't remember the encounter. During the Today interview, Feldman said "there's a lot of darkness in Hollywood right now" and that there has been for "quite some time." "It's going to continue unraveling. This is just the beginning," he said. "It's just the tip of the iceberg. So everything you're seeing is building up to what I believe will be a dam breaking opening." (Eonline)

Is a Fifth Halloweentown Movie in the Works? We have the ultimate treat for Halloweentown fans. After Disney Channel announced they were set to remake Hocus Pocus, we couldn't help but wonder about the network's iconic witch franchise, Halloweentown, which has released four movies between 1998-2006. Is there any chance we could also see a fifth installment hit the small screen anytime soon? Sheri Singer, the executive producer behind the Halloweentown franchise, exclusively told E! News she'd "like" to do a fifth movie. "I'd have to get Disney Channel to get on-board, but I would like to," she said. "I have ideas of how I would do it. There was some talk about a year and a half ago but then it didn't happen." Halloweentown first premiered in 1998, and the movie will celebrate its 20th anniversary next year. Singer had hoped to do something for the milestone "but we would have already needed to get started in order to do that, so I don't know. I think it's a really good idea. There's nothing to say that I won't drive them crazy and ask them again!" Are you listening, Disney Channel? And Singer has some ideas of what she'd like to do with a fifth movie, if the network was interested. "I think it could be done as a musical," she said, also revealing, "There's also ways to do a prequel. It's not something I haven't brought up before." (Perhaps a prequel centering on a young Aggie, with the late Debbie Reynold's granddaughter Billie Lourd taking on the role? Start looking up spells ASAP!) If they were to do a fifth movie focusing on Piper-Cromwell siblings, Singer said they'd probably have to recast a few roles. "I probably wouldn't have the younger kids be the same actors because some of them aren't even acting. I think Kimberly, if she wanted and we could make a deal, could certainly be the mother and Judy could be the grandmother." And Kimberly J. Brown, who did not appear in the fourth installment, Return to Halloweentown, with Sara Paxton taking over the role of Marnie in a controversial recast, said she's "never been spoken to directly" about returning to the franchise, she is "open" to reprising her iconic role. "I'm open to anything at this point," she told us. "I think it's so cool that fans still want to see where the story would go. I think that's so cool. I would say I'm open to anything. It's cool that that's even a question people are asking these days." Would you want to see a fifth Halloweentown? Would you want it to focus on Marnie as a mom or be a prequel? Sound off in the comments and tweet your thoughts to @tbrick2 & @eonlineTV. (Eonline)

It would appear that Harvey Weinstein's woes might've started to affect his business -- the 1st Weinstein Co. movie released since his scandal made less than $1,000 in theaters. TWC's "Amityville: The Awakening" -- which stars Bella Thorne -- reportedly grossed a meager $742 Saturday after being released in just 10 locations ... 2 weeks after streaming on Google Play for free. The movie was shot a while ago, with the first trailer dropping in 2015 -- but its release date kept getting pushed back until this month. The announcement for its latest release date came just a couple weeks before Harvey's first NYT story. As we reported ... sources close to TWC's financial records tell us the biz is on the verge of bankruptcy, but the company has called BS on that claim. To be fair, it's not entirely clear if Harvey's troubles played any role in this flick's crappy earnings -- but if it's any consolation ... at least it didn't do as bad Shia LaBeouf's 1-ticket movie. (TMZ)

Hollywood Film Awards to Honor Adam Sandler, Director Joe Wright. Sandler will receive the comedy award for 'The Meyerowitz Stories,' while Wright will receive the director award for 'Darkest Hour.' Adam Sandler and director Joe Wright are the latest talent to be named as honorees at the upcoming Hollywood Film Awards. Sandler will receive the Hollywood Comedy Award for his performance in the Netflix feature film The Meyerowitz Stories, directed by Noah Baumbach. The movie also stars Ben Stiller and Dustin Hoffman. Wright will receive the Hollywood Director Award for the Focus Features film Darkest Hour, starring Gary Oldman. The film centers on Winston Churchill and the incredible odds he faced during World War II. The 21st annual Hollywood Film Awards are set for Sunday, Nov. 5, at the Beverly Hilton. James Corden returns as host. Previously announced honorees include Jake Gyllenhaal with the Hollywood Actor Award for the film Stronger; Kate Winslet with the Hollywood Actress Award for the film Wonder Wheel; The Big Sick cast with the Hollywood Comedy Ensemble Award; Jamie Bell for New Hollywood Actor Award for his role in Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool; and Common, Andra Day and Diane Warren with the Hollywood Song Award for the original song "Stand Up For Something" with music by Diane Warren, lyrics by Diane Warren and Common and performed by Andra Day featuring Common, from the film Marshall. Other honorees include Andrew Kosove, Broderick Johnson and Cynthia Sikes Yorkin with the Hollywood Producer Award for the film Blade Runner 2049; Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber with the Hollywood Screenwriter Award for The Disaster Artist; Coco for Hollywood Animation Award; Mudbound with the Hollywood Breakout Ensemble Award; Sam Rockwell with the Hollywood Supporting Actor Award for his role in Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri; Allison Janney with the Hollywood Supporting Actress Award for her role in I, Tonya; Mary J. Blige with the Hollywood Breakout Performance Actress Award for her work in the film Mudbound; Timothee Chalamet with the Hollywood Breakout Performance Actor Award for his role in the film Call Me by Your Name; and the cast of I, Tonya, including Margot Robbie, Allison Janney, Sebastian Stan, Paul Walter Hauser, Julianne Nicholson and Caitlin Carver, with the Hollywood Ensemble Award. The ceremony, produced by Dick Clark Productions, also honors artists in the categories of cinematography, visual effects, film composing, costume design, editing, production design, sound, and makeup and hairstyling. This year's ceremony will benefit MPTF, which supports the entertainment community in living and aging well, with dignity and purpose, and in helping each other in times of need. Additional honorees will be announced in the coming days. (Hollywood Reporter)

Box-Office Bloodbath: Following a Record September, the Worst October in a Decade. The final weekend of the month was especially brutal as George Clooney's 'Suburbicon' got evicted and DreamWorks' 'Thank Your for Your Service' failed to win over America's heartland. Following a record September, the October box office was a bloodbath. Revenue for the month won't crack $560 million, the worst showing in a decade after a string of movies underperformed domestically. Through Sunday, October ticket sales stood at $539.1 million, down a steep 13.4 percent from the same time period last year, according to comScore. The last time October revenue didn't cross $600 million, or $700 million, was in 2007. The final weekend of the month was particularly brutal. Moviegoers already ambivalent about showing up to for the new titles on the marquee were easily distracted by Halloween parties and the World Series (to boot, Stranger Things 2 premiered on Netflix). The malaise struck hard. Case in point: George Clooney's upscale dramedy Suburbicon opened to a paltry $2.8 million from 2,046, the worst showing of any film Clooney has directed and a career low for star Matt Damon outside of All the Pretty Horses in 2000. The $25 million film, also starring Julianne Moore and Oscar Isaac, was skewered by critics before getting slapped with a D- CinemaScore by audiences. It is also among the worst wide openings in Paramount's history. The studio has endured one box-office disappointment after another this year; last month, Darren Aronofksy's mother! opened to $7.5 million domestically for a total to date of $17.8 million. Globally, the horror film, starring Jennifer Lawrence, has earned $43 million. Thank You for Your Service, from Steven Spielberg's DreamWorks and partner Universal, didn't fare much better than Suburbicon after failing to drum up interest in America's heartland. The $25 million film, starring Miles Teller as an Iraqi war veteran suffering from PTSD, opened to $3.7 million from 2,054 locations. Universal and DreamWorks hosted dozens of screenings for members of the military and veterans, hoping to emulate the success of American Sniper. But the biggest reason for the worrisome slump was the lack of a successful big event film along the lines of past October hits Gravity ($274.1 million), The Martian ($228.4 million) or Gone Girl ($167.8 million). This year, not one October release crossed $100 million domestically. Blade Runner 2049, which hoped to follow the same trajectory as Gravity and The Martian, has only earned $81.4 million since its release on Oct. 6. Environmental disaster pic Geostorm also faltered, earning just $23.6 million in its first 10 days. Both films are facing major losses. To be fair, no 2016 October title cleared $100 million, either. However, five titles did earn north of $50 million; this time out, only one has, Blade Runner. "October has been a bloodbath at the box office, and unfortunately reminiscent of what was a very slow month of August," says comScore box-office analyst Paul Dergarabedian. "With year-to-date revenue down 5 percent and just two months left in the year, making up the difference will be a daunting task with enormous pressure on every movie to perform to get us anywhere near last year's record $11.4 billion North American record." Nor is the international box office, which is pacing only slightly ahead of last year, going to be enough to rescue Hollywood. Adds Wall Street analyst Eric Handler: "everything is going to be dependent on November and December. October typically accounts for 25 percent of fourth-quarter domestic revenue, so it's not a big month. We've still got Thor: Ragnarok, Justice League, Coco and Star Wars: The Last Jedi to go. Remember the rally we saw two years ago." "We've still got two months to go," says Handler. Hollywood is banking on Handler being right. If tracking is correct, Marvel Studios and Disney's Ragnorak will debut well north of $100 million next weekend -- some think it could even approach $125 million -- after opening to an impressive $107.6 million overseas from about 50 percent of the international marketplace. (Hollywood Reporter)

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The Walking Dead Just Welcomed Back a Surprising Face We Haven't Seen Since Season 1. Warning: The following contains spoilers from Sunday night's episode of The Walking Dead. If you haven't watched yet, you may want to bookmark this page and return once you have. Proceed with caution! Morales, what happened to you?! In the final moments of Sunday night's episode of The Walking Dead, which saw Rick (Andrew Lincoln) and the coalition on an all-out killing spree, knocking off Saviors left and right without discimination, our vengeful hero came face-to-face with someone he -- and the show -- hasn't seen in years. And it was abundantly clear that time had not been kind to Morales (Juan Gabriel Pareja) since he and his family went their own way all the way back in season one. Just as Rick was starting to reconsider his kill now, ask questions never policy with the Saviors (finding a baby in the house of the people you've just slaughtered with reckless abandon will do that to a person!), he was caught off guard by someone pointing a gun at him. "Hi, Rick," he said, letting viewers who hadn't been around since the early days know this person knew our hero. "Your name is Morales," Rick said, remembering slowly. "You were in Atlanta." "That was a long time ago," Morales told his old friend. "It's over, Rick. I called the Saviors back and they're coming." And with that, he cocked the gun. Now, you might have found yourself wondering: Who the hell is Morales?! We've got you covered. Pareja appeared in a total of four of season one's six episodes as the head of the Morales family. The family consisted of Morales (who went by his last name only), his wife Miranda (Viviana Chavez) and their two young children Eliza (Maddie Lomax) and Louis (Noah Lomax). A part of the group of Atlanta survivors along with Rick, Lori (Sarah Wayne Callies), Shane (John Bernthal) and the rest, they decided to go their own way when the gang decided to go looking for answers at the CDC. After deciding to head to Birmingham, Ala. to look for relatives, Morales and his family were never seen or mentioned again. Until now. What happened to the family in the ensuing time? And how did Morales find himself among Negan's ranks? We'll have to wait a week for those answers. The Walking Dead airs Sundays at 9 p.m. on AMC. (Eonline)

Outlander Comes to Grips with Post-Reunion Reality. Buh bye print shop! After all that fuss over the big "print shop reunion," it was a little bit sad to see the place go up in smoke Sunday night, all because Jamie's been up to some very bad things. He's a smuggler, he's a treasonous printer, and he's also got another wife! Sure, he claimed he never loved anyone else but Claire, but that wife thing's still going to be a pretty big deal, we're pretty sure. The smuggling and sedition is also going to be a big deal, just based on what troubles it's already caused. Claire got attacked by an exciseman and ended up killing him on accident, and now his body's hidden in a cask of creme de menthe, while Ian had to set the print shop on fire when he saw another exciseman snooping around and happening upon Jamie's pamphlets. But it's not just Jamie's "professional" life that's causing problems. After that sexy sexy reunion, real life sort of set in for Claire, who wondered if she and Jamie could get their own place that's not in a brothel. But why, Jamie wondered, when the brothel has everything they could need, including constant background sex noises? Claire also took issue with the way Jamie dealt with young Ian, especially when regular Ian showed up looking for him. Jamie pretended he hadn't seen his nephew at all, believing he was keeping the kid out of trouble while also teaching him the ways of the smuggling world. When Claire pointed out that Ian's not his kid to raise, Jamie got pretty upset. He didn't get to raise his own kid, and now she's gallivanting around in bikinis! In Jamie's mind, smuggling is a cool and important life lesson for children, but bikinis belong in hell! So there are definitely a few things for this couple to work out. Claire's doctor skills also came in handy quite a bit. She was determined to save the exciseman who attacked her, even though he attacked her, and helping him also led her to another patient known as Margaret Campbell. Her brother believes her to be a seer, but if you ask Claire, she's just got a mental disorder. "Crème de menthe" was an interesting episode, but sort of a sad follow up to the excitement of last week. Now that Jamie and Claire have reunited, what do we all do? What does Claire do with her vast knowledge of medicine in a world that's so far behind? And can Jamie keep living on this edge now that the love of his life is back? Can this show keep up the momentum it had going into last week? Just how bad of an influence is Fergus on young Ian? We'll all just have to see! Outlander airs Sundays at 8 p.m. on Starz. (Eonline)

Stranger Things Season 5? The Duffer Brothers Are Trying to Decide How Long the Show Will Last? Already dying for Stranger Things season three? Unfortunately, we're going to have to wait a while to find out what happens next in Hawkins, since apparently, creators Matt and Ross Duffer are only two days into writing it. They can't answer a single question about what happens in it or who will appear in it, and can only tell us one thing: "There will be a time jump for sure." But they don't know how much of a time jump, especially given how quickly the child stars are all growing. They also can't definitively tell us how long the show itself will last, even though there were rumors that it will end after season four. "We don't actually know," Ross told us at the season two premiere. "I think, you know, four to five seasons is likely where we'll end up, but who knows? I mean, none of this official, and we know where we want to go. We're trying to figure out still how long it'll take to get there, so we'll see." "It's hard, like four seems short, five seems long," Matt added. "So I don't know what to do." As for what we might see in those future seasons, get ready to meet some more of Eleven's unconventional family, according to executive producer Shawn Levy. "I think we've clearly implied there are other numbers, and I can't imagine that the world will only ever know Eleven and Eight." Stranger Things is now streaming on Netflix. (Eonline)

Tiffany Haddish, Chance the Rapper to Host 'SNL'. Taylor Swift and Eminem will serve as musical guests for the November shows. Tiffany Haddish's banner year continues. The Girls Trip breakout star has been tapped to host Saturday Night Live in November, as has Chance the Rapper, it was announced Monday. Haddish will make her Studios 8H debut Nov. 11 along with musical guest Taylor Swift. Chance the Rapper, who dropped his latest album in 2016, will host Nov. 18 with musical guest Eminem. The pairings follow returning host Larry David, who will be joined by musical guest Miley Cyrus on Nov. 4. While it is Haddish's first time at SNL, it's the third appearance for Swift, who is promoting her upcoming album, Reputation. This marks Chance the Rapper's third time on the late-night variety show, but his first time hosting. This will be Eminem's seventh trip to SNL. For Haddish, the hosting gig comes a month ahead of the release of her first book, The Last Black Unicorn. Haddish also headlines a comedic new PSA from Method about the importance of hand-washing, which was released Monday. (Hollywood Reporter)

Corey Feldman Defends Not Naming Alleged Hollywood Pedophiles. The former child actor had contentious TV interviews with Matt Lauer and Megyn Kelly about his planned pedophilia film and unnamed allegations. In two contentious interviews on NBC's Today, Corey Feldman defended his decision to wait to publicly release the names of people he claims are pedophiles still working in Hollywood. Feldman last week launched a $10 million fundraising campaign for a movie that he said would be the "most honest and true depiction of child abuse." On Monday, he sat down with Matt Lauer and Megyn Kelly to talk about the project and why he's waiting to expose the people behind his longstanding claims that he and other child actors, including late friend Corey Haim, were molested by older men in the industry. Feldman clarified to Lauer that his planned project isn't a documentary but a "feature film," saying that's why he needs the $10 million budget, to pay for actors, scripts, special effects, a theatrical release and hiring attorneys to protect him when the film's released. "It will be a very true story," Feldman said. "Everybody that affected my life, I'm going to give the perspective that I can give, what I viewed, what I experienced from a firsthand account." It's this lack of security that Feldman says is what's kept him from revealing the names of the men he believes to be pedophiles still working in Hollywood today. "I need a team of lawyers and I need a team of security to be around me at all time to keep me safe so I can get this message done," Feldman said. "I vow that I will release every single name that I have knowledge of, period. And nobody's going to stop this." In sit-downs with Lauer and Kelly, Feldman declined to name names, even despite Kelly's repeated insistence that he expose people who are still endangering children.

Feldman repeatedly said that he'd gone to the police with that information, and with the fact that he's received death threats recently. He said he offered a list of people he believed to be pedophiles to the Santa Barbara police department in 1993, but was told that wasn't its jurisdiction. He also claims that others can come forward. "There are thousands of people in Hollywood who have this same information," he told Lauer. "Why is it all on me? Why is it if I don't release the names in the next two months, six months or a year, I'm a bad guy? I'm a victim here. I'm the one who's been abused. I'm the one who's trying to come forward and do something about it. There are thousands of people out there who have this information, Matt. Any one of those child actors who went to the teenage soda pop clubs with me when I was a kid know who those people are and who ran it." Later, sitting down with Megyn Kelly during her 9 o'clock eponymous portion of the NBC morning show, Feldman opened up about the recent brush with death he experienced. "Someone tried to kill me the other day. I have been arrested. This is no joke. I am fearing for my life," Feldman said. "I had two trucks come speeding towards me on the highway at the same time. I was with six other people. I have many witnesses to this. I'm not saying they were trying to kill Corey Feldman but they were definitely trying to kill a group of people walking across the street." And he reiterated that he needs to have "legal protection" before he can name the names of the men who he claimed abused him, adding that he can only speak about his personal experience. (Hollywood Reporter)

Mark Halperin's Contract Terminated by MSNBC and NBC. The news comes after harassment claims were alleged against the journalist. Mark Halperin is officially out as a senior political analyst for MSNBC and NBC, a spokesman confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter on Monday morning. On Thursday, a day after CNN reported five anonymous allegations of sexual harassment against Halperin, an NBCUniversal News Group spokesman said that his role at the network was on hold. "We find the story and the allegations very troubling," the spokesman said at the time. "Mark Halperin is leaving his role as a contributor until the questions around his past conduct are fully understood." Halperin is a regular on MSNBC's Morning Joe, and a spokesman would not say definitively whether he would appear on the show again. Halperin had rejoined MSNBC and NBC as an analyst earlier this year, after a stint hosting a daily politics show for Bloomberg called With All Due Respect. (Hollywood Reporter)

Matt Lauer throws Megyn Kelly under the bus. Et tu, Matt? While Megyn Kelly's had a rocky start to her hour of "Today," co-star Matt Lauer doesn't seem to be defending her. When an industry insider remarked to Lauer last week that celebrities are being advised to avoid Kelly's "Megyn Kelly Today" -- amid ratings struggles and awkward snafus with famous guests -- a Page Six spy overheard Lauer reply that he "gets it," adding, "It's a big problem for them," meaning Kelly's show. Insiders were stunned that the veteran "Today" host didn't try to defend his new colleague. We're told publicists have been steering their clients to other shows, partly because of Kelly's ailing ratings and partly because of the dust-ups with Jane Fonda and Debra Messing. In September -- just two days into her run as host of the 9 a.m. hour of "Today" -- Kelly upset Fonda by bringing up the actress' plastic surgery past. Messing said that she "regretted" appearing on the show after an awkward moment during which Kelly asked a "superfan" audience member, "Is it true that you became a lawyer, and you became gay, because of [co-star Eric McCormack's character] Will?" Another reason that Hollywood flacks are booking clients elsewhere is that Kelly is struggling to hang on to viewers. As Page Six recently reported, her numbers are nearly at an all-time low for the famed NBC morning show and she continues to drag down "Kathie Lee & Hoda." "This week was the lowest Kathie and Hoda have rated since 2010," said a source. "It keeps getting worse. Megyn is killing them. It is a real problem and no one wants to book Megyn's show," the insider said. Another source added, "They can keep telling you about all the lunches they're taking her to, but it's not helping the ratings." But a rep for "Today" downplayed any drama, telling us: "Sounds like a few troublemakers are trying to stir up drama where there just isn't any. Everyone's doing just fine at the 'Today' show." NBC crowed this week that "Today" "was the No. 1 morning show outright, topping 'Good Morning America' in total viewers and all demos last Monday." (PageSix)

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