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"What's playing at the movies the weekend."

TV/STREAMING . . .

Carson Daly, Chrissy Teigen Will Host NBC's New Year's Eve With Leslie Jones, Keith Urban. Carson Daly is getting some famous friends in on the action this New Year's Eve, including host Chrissy Teigen. In addition Daly and Teigen, Emmy nominee and Saturday Night Live scene stealer Leslie Jones will join in on the festivities on Monday, Dec. 31 in New York City's Times Square. Grammy winner Keith Urban will perform live from Nashville and host the Jack Daniel's Music City Midnight: New Year's Eve from Nashville's Bicentennial State Park. Other musical guests for NBC's New Year's Eve will be announced at a later date. Daly can currently be seen hosting The Voice, now in its 15th season, and on NBC's Today. Teigen recently had her own holiday special, A Legendary Christmas, with husband John Legend, and cohosts Lip Sync Battle. In addition to SNL, Jones can be heard in the upcoming Angry Birds 2. Urban's latest album, Graffiti U, is out now. T…

Movies

Music docs lead Sundance 2019 lineup. A trio of major music documentaries profiling Leonard Cohen, David Crosby and Miles Davis will make their world premiere during the 2019 Sundance Film Festival, scheduled between Jan. 24 and Feb. 3, 2019, in Park City and Sundance Mountain Resort, Utah. Cameron Crowe co-produced the A.J. Eaton-helmed "David Crosby: Remember My Name," which focuses on the rock legend's life and creative drive over five decades into his career. Stanley Nelson's "Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool" charts the massive influence of the iconic jazz trumpeter, composer and bandleader. Nick Broomfield directed "Marianne & Leonard," which explores the lasting bond between Cohen and his Norwegian muse Marianne Ihlen  following their evolving romance from their early days in Greece up through the end of their lives. (Ihlen, who inspired the 1967 song "So Long, Marianne," died in 2016, just over three months ahead of Cohen.) Ano…

Music

Rod Stewart Takes Over iHeartRadio Theater With New Tunes & Classic Hits: 'I Truly Love What I Do'. How much were fans anticipating Rod Stewart's iHeartRadio Live performance in Burbank, Calif.? As a stage hand brought Stewart's microphone stand to the front of the stage on Tuesday evening, that simple action alone elicited audience applause. At the stroke of 7 p.m. PT, the man himself took center stage for an intimate performance featuring songs from the recently released Blood Red Roses, his 30th studio album, and classic gems from his deep catalog. Also livestreamed on iHeartRadio's official YouTube channel and broadcast across the company's AC stations, the show got off to a rollicking start with two numbers from Roses: "Look in Her Eyes" and "Hole in My Heart." Rounding out the set with spirited audience sing-alongs to enduring faves "You're in My Heart," "Some Guys Have All the Luck" and "Forever Young,…

THE OTHER STUFF . . .

Here come some feel-good vibes, courtesy of "Empire" star Jussie Smollett, who is donating a ton of cash to charities heading into the holidays. We're told Jussie is taking proceeds from his latest album, "Sum Of My Music," and passing along $125,000 to charities supporting his most beloved causes. Jussie is paying it forward to groups like the Black AIDS Institute, Flint KIDS, South Africa's SKY Foundation, the Trayvon Martin Foundation, the Human Rights Campaign, Know Your Rights Camp, ACLU and the Anthony Burrell Dance School. Jussie, who plays Jamal Lyon on "Empire," is no stranger to good deeds. As we reported ... he recently hooked up a double amputee, 6-year-old Kayden Kinckle, with a handicapped-accessible van in a tearjerker of a surprise. Yeah, Jussie's locked up a spot on Santa's nice list. (TMZ)

Kim Kardashian West and her husband Kanye West have donated $25,000 to Kardashian West's personal photographer Marcus Hyde, who wa…

ENTERTAINMENT NEWS

Quentin Tarantino Marries Girlfriend Daniella Pick in Private Wedding Ceremony. Quentin Tarantino is officially a married man! E! News can confirm that the Hollywood director and his longtime girlfriend Daniella Pick became husband and wife Wednesday night after a romantic wedding ceremony. "They got married in an intimate and private wedding with close friends and family in their place in Los Angeles," Pick's rep tells E! News. The bride wore a Dana Harel gown and Keren Wolf jewelry for the event, which was planned with help from Events by Shideh. A source told E! News, "The ceremony was inside in front of a small group of family and friends including Harvey Keitel, Tim Roth and Eli Roth. There were only about 20 people and it was very intimate and private." The insider added, "Daniella wore a white slip dress and her hair pulled up in a bun with a diamond headband. She held a bouquet of white roses. Quentin wore a dark suit and tie." The source said…

CHOCOLATES YOU PICK REVEAL YOUR PERSONALITY

According to a published author and therapist, the chocolates you pick reveal your personality:

Diamond-shaped: You like to be pampered.
Square: You are dependable, honest and truthful.
Round: You can be the life of the party, but also shallow.
Oval: You are creative and socially skillful.
Rectangle: You are calm and supportive.
Fudge-filled: You are very sensual.
Caramel: You are diligent in your endeavors.
Coffee: You are impatient.
Coconut: You are passionate.
Toffee: You are tough-minded.

WEIRD NEWS

You're Gonna Die Sooner Than You Thought

The last time American life expectancy declined three years in a row was in 1918 after the double whammy of World War I and a major worldwide flu epidemic. Until now. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's annual report, US life expectancy dropped about a month for the third year in a row, to 78 years and 7 months in 2017. Men can expect to live 76.1 years, and women 81.1. Public health experts called the statistics alarming, noting that early deaths among middle-aged people did the most to bring life expectancy down - and a dramatic increase in suicide and drug overdoses. After 22 years of steady rises, life expectancy dropped in 2015 and again in 2016, though it will need to drop a lot more to reach the level of 1918, when life expectancy was - believe it or not - 39. CDC Director Robert Redfield said in a statement: "These sobering statistics are a wake-up call that we are losing too many Americans, too ear…

DID YOU KNOW?

45% of us have an entrepreneurial idea, and 41% say we've done nothing about it.

The use of this photo booths at weddings is up dramatically since 2010.

According to a recent survey, 20% of men say that if their significant other gives them a surprise gift, he immediately thinks something's wrong.

A survey says 40% of moms wear their pajamas to make things go smoother in the mornings when they take their kids to school.

6% of women have shopped online while working out.

In a Men's Health survey, 46% of men say they experience a wedgie on a daily basis.

In a Yahoo survey, 26% of people say their significant other regularly laughs when they sleep.

67% of women have dumped a guy, because he did this too much. What is it? Complained.

THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW

Life expectancy in the U.S. fell again last year 1/10th of a year, due to a record high number of drug overdoses and a 50-year peak of suicides.Colorado residents will be able to have X listed as their gender on their state drivers license.Jenni "J-Woww" Farley revealed that her youngest child, 2-year-old son Greyson, has been diagnosed with autism.You will soon be able to purchase an Alexa-enabled Billy Big Mouth Bass to hang on your wall and control with Amazon's Alexa.Gloria Katz, who was a co-writer of "American Graffiti", "Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom" and the first "Star Wars" movie, has died at age 76.Some important holiday dates and deadlines coming up: A retail forecast predicts the hottest toys will be sold-out by today, jewelry by December 24th and the most important date: December 22nd. That's the last day to order anything you hope to have arrive by Christmas Eve.The Tampa Bay Buccaneers had their lowest home crowd i…

Perpetual Youth Day or the late Dick Clark's birthday --

Small changes in the way you live will improve your looks. Being beautiful isn't all about makeup, hair dye, and the right clothes. It's also about good health. The healthier you are, the better you will look. Change your lifestyle and you'll be prettier. Here are some tried and true tips for looking your best:

Smoking ruins your skin and hair
The primary reason to not smoke -- or stop if you do -- is to prevent potentially fatal diseases, including cancer and stroke. But did you know smoking damages the microcirculation to the skin and hair, reports the BBC News Online. When this happens, both are dull, gray, and lifeless. Smoking also leads to early wrinkles, especially around the mouth.

Booze packs on the pounds
What you drink and how much you drink affect the size of your waistline. The type of alcohol that's consumed seems to contribute differently to the accumulation of abdominal fat, HealthCentral says wine drinkers have the least abdominal fat, while liquor drinker…

TODAY IS

Final day of November. Have your Advent Calendar in the ready to open Day 1 position tomorrow!

Elisha Cuthbert, forever to be known as Jack Bauer's kid, Kim, on "24," turns 36. A lot of numbers there.

Model Chrissy Teigen, turns 33 today. Her husband, you know, is a Legend, John Legend. The two hosted their Christmas special the other night on NBC. Might be worth a watch on demand.

Big Bang's Kaley Cuoco turns 33. The girl knows how to party.

Clay Aiken, one of the original American Idol runners-up, the big 4-0 today. He was the first American Idol contestant to "come out," paving the way for Adam Lambert... as if Adam needed any paving.

Anyone remember Stacey Q ("Two of Hearts")? She turns the big 6-0 today.

In the midnight hour, Billy Idol turns 63 today and, for the record, that was a really hard 63.

ON THIS DAY

Author Jonathan Swift was born on this date in 1667. He had success with the book, "Gulliver's Travels" and thanked all the little people who made it possible.

On this date in 1782, the U.S. and Britain signed preliminary peace articles in Paris, officially ending the Revolutionary War. Almost immediately, red coats were so 1781. And the first series of Time-Life books was born.

In 1804, The first U.S. Supreme Court justice to be impeached, Samuel Chase, went on trial. (He was acquitted.)
Wait -- this is the guy my bank is named after?
He was acquitted, but because of his questionable behavior, they named a bank after him.
He was acquitted and went on to lead a Chase and decent life.
He was acquitted so I guess that makes me feel better about my money being in his bank.
When you think about it, that kind of explains where we are today.

Good day for authors: Samuel Clements, alias "Mark Twain," was born on this date in 1835. He kept writing one great book after the othe…

Music Calendar...

In 1940Charlie Parker records "I've Found A New Baby" with the Jay McShann Band at KFBI in Wichita, KS.In 1943Nat "King" Cole and his trio record "Straighten Up and Fly Right."In 1944"The Trolley Song" by Judy Garland debuts on the charts.In 1965Sam the Sham & the Pharoahs appear on TV's "Where The Action Is."In 1968"Son-Of-A Preacher Man" by Dusty Springfield and "Everyday People" by Sly & the Family Stone both enter the U.S. top 40 chart.In 1968"Love Child" by Diana Ross & The Supremes hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 2 weeks.In 1969Simon & Garfunkel's first TV special airs.In 1969Neil Diamond performs on the "Ed Sullivan Show."In 1972The BBC bans "Hi, Hi, Hi" by Wings for a supposedly subliminal drug message.In 1973John Lennon's album "Mind Games" is certified gold.In 1974"Best of My Love" by the Eagles and &quo…

Today In History...

In 1782 The U.S. and Britain sign preliminary peace articles in Paris, ending the Revolutionary War.
In 1803 Spain completes the process of ceding Louisiana to France.
In 1804 The first U.S. Supreme Court justice to be impeached, Samuel Chase, goes on trial. (He was acquitted.) In 1900 Irish author Oscar Wilde dies in Paris, France. In 1922 Japan launches the Hosho, the first aircraft carrier. In 1936 London's famed Crystal Palace is destroyed by fire. In 1939 The Russo-Finnish War begins as Soviet troops invades Finland overa border dispute. In 1949 Chinese communists capture Chungking. In 1954 Elizabeth Hodges of Sylacauga, Alabama, is injured when an 8 1/2 pound meteorite crashed through the roof of her house. In 1957 Honolulu has record wind gusts of 82mph and beaches on Kauai report 35-foot waves. In 1958 The first guided missile destroyer is launched, at Bath, Maine. In 1962 U Thant of Burma is elected Secretary-General of the UnitedNations, succeeding the late Dag Hammarskj…

Born On This Day...

In 1427King Casimir IV of Poland (1447-92)In 1554English poet, Philip Sidney (Arcadia)In 1667Author/poet, Jonathan Swift (Gulliver's Travels, A Modest Proposal)In 1809Publisher, Mark Lemon (founded Punch magazine)In 1810Rifle maker, Oliver Fisher WinchesterIn 1817German historian, Theodor Mommsen (Nobel-1902)In 1835Writer, Samuel Clemens [Mark Twain] (Tom Sawyer, Huckleberry Finn)In 1874British prime minister, Sir Winston Churchill (1940-45, 1951-55)In 1892Financier, Cyrus West Field (laid first Atlantic Telegraph cable)In 1898Football Hall-of-Famer, Roy "Link" Lyman (Bears)In 1913TV host/editor, John K.M. McCaffery (American Mecury) [d: 10-3-83]In 1915Singer/guitarist, Brownie McGhee (Brownie & Sonny) [d: 2-16-15]In 1916Actor, Michael Gwynn (Dunkirk, Barabbas, Cleopatra) [d: 1-29-76]In 1920Actress, Virginia Mayo (Out of the Blue, White Heat) [d: 1-17-05]In 1923Actor, Efrem Zimbalist Jr. (77 Sunset Strip, The FBI) [d: 5-3-14]In 1924Shirley Chisholm (first black woman…