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Grey's Anatomy Season 16 Is in Production and MerLuca is Alive and Well. This is not a drill: Grey's Anatomy is back in production! The ABC medical drama got to work on season 16 and series stars Ellen Pompeo and Giacomo Gianniotti wasted no time showing viewers that MerLuca is alive and well. And for those confused, MerLuca is the couple now of Meredith Grey and Andrew DeLuca. Get with it! Gianniotti posted a very cute selfie with Pompeo and used some curious hashtags: "pajamadayeveryday" and "#icecreamforbreakfast," which make more sense when you take a gander at what Pompeo posted on her Instagram story. "This is my first scene of season 16 eating ice cream in bed with @giacomo_gianniotti and I get paid?? #shondalandproblems," she posted. Grey's Anatomy season 15 ended with DeLuca, Meredith, Richard (James Pickens Jr.) and Alex (Justin Chambers) all getting canned after the insurance fraud scheme comes to light. In the finale, Mer went to t…

Music News

Jennifer Lopez, Daddy Yankee & Ozuna to Perform at 2019 iHeartRadio Fiesta Latina. Jennifer Lopez, Daddy Yankee and Ozuna are confirmed to perform at the 2019 iHeartRadio Fiesta Latina, with more artists to be announced in the coming weeks. The concert will take place at American Airlines Arena in Miami on Nov. 2. This year, the annual event will celebrate its sixth consecutive show with a video stream on LiveXLive.com and will also broadcast live on iHeartMedia's Latin stations nationwide. The event will be hosted by Enrique Santos, chairman and chief creative officer for iHeartLatino. "Every year we proudly host some of the most influential artists in Latin Music and this year will be no different," Santos said in a press release announcing the event. Tickets for the show go on sale to the general public on Friday at noon ET via Ticketmaster.com. (Billboard)

Tool Reveal Title of Fifth Album. Maynard James Keenan also shared that their back catalog will finally hit s…

THE OTHER STUFF . . .

Danielle Bregoli might as well be Rich Uncle Pennybags from the Monopoly game ... cause she's cornering the market on big money contracts -- and the latest gets her into the gaming world. According to new legal docs obtained by TMZ ... Danielle's company, Dani B, scored a $100k advance for her to promote a new mobile game. As part of the deal, she'll have to pimp the game on her social media ... including her popular YouTube channel, which has nearly 7 million subscribers. It's unclear, based on the contract, if Bhad Bhabie herself is part of the game ... but seems like a good bet. Danielle's likely to score a bunch more money on the back end ... with royalties based on the number of downloads and ad revenue. The deal was struck just a few days ago. It's been one helluva month for Danielle. As we first reported ... Danielle scored a $1 million songwriting deal earlier this month. Earlier this year, she inked a $900k deal to promote CopyCat Beauty. Then, there&#…

ENTERTAINMENT NEWS

The Hills' Doug Reinhardt and Fiance Mia Irons Announce Birth of Twin Boys After 36 Days In the Hospital. The Hills alum Dough Reinhardt is no longer staring at a blank page because his future is clear. He's officially a dad of two! The former reality star and his fiancee Mia Irons welcomed identical twin boys, Maverick and Beau Reinhardt, earlier this month. The couple announced the news on Instagram, revealing that the newborns spent two weeks in the neonatal intensive care unit. Before their birth, Mia was hospitalized and on bed rest for more than a month. But today, "I am happy to announce we brought our sons Maverick and Beau Reinhardt home," Doug captioned a series of pictures on Instagram. "Thank you to all of our friends and family who have been so supportive over the last 2 months. We are so blessed to have two beautiful and healthy boys." For her part, Mia is over the moon about her "miracles" and counting her blessings. "There is …

HEADLINE TRUTH OR TRASH

"Musical Instruments Discovered on Mars!"
Trash! That's all we need-Marchin' Martians!

"Mother Theresa's Assistant Killed in Bar Brawl!"
Truth! Mark Bloomfield, 54, died in a hospital from injuries sustained in a barroom brawl outside the Full Moon pub in Wales. The circumstances of the attack are unclear but police said a 61-year-old man has been charged in the case.

"Woman Who Married Ghost Pirate Just Divorced the Ghost Pirate!"
Truth! Amanda Teague from Ireland made headlines in 2016 when she married a 300-year-old ghost pirate named Jack. The "wedding" was held on international waters so the marriage could be considered legal. But now she has announced she has divorced Jack because he was just "using" her as an energy source.

"Area 51 Renaming Itself to Area 52!"
Trash! They should change it to, "No storming allowed"

"Six-Year-Old Boy Sets New World Record for Pushups!"
Truth! Young Rhim Kurayev o…

BOOST YOUR BRAINPOWER

(Redbook) You know that kid's name, but forget his mom's. You opened the fridge why was that again? Don't worry, you're probably just stressed and tired, not losing your mind. Still, there are things you can do to stay sharp and get focused: eat healthfully, exercise, prioritize sleep and use these brain building moves through your day:

When you're getting ready
Put on some good music and listen while you brush your hair and pick your outfit. Music can boost concentration and lower levels of the stress hormone cortisol, which can slow cognition. Experts once believed classical music was best for the brain, but recent research suggests that any music you love yes, including the soundtrack to Mamma Mia sequel has benefits, says neurologist Barry Jordan, M.D., assistant medical director of Burke Rehabilitation Hospital in White Plains, New York.

Before you leave the house
Illustrate you're to-do list. Drawing something you don't want to forget, like a carton of mi…

FIVE SECRETS SHE'S KEEPING FROM YOU

Your girl may tell you a lot - sometimes it seems she never stops talking, in fact -- but she doesn't tell you everything. No matter how much she shares with you, there are five things almost every woman keeps to herself.

She lets you fix things.
We don't know a single woman who -- if pressed -- couldn't unclog a toilet or tell you the difference between a Phillips and flathead screwdriver. But if it makes you happy to play Mr. Fixit, who are we to stop you? We like not having to do it ourselves and, besides, it can be fun rewarding our big, strong man for a job well done.

She gets hit on all the time.
Your paranoid fears have good cause. When we go out without you - or even when you're just in the bathroom - we are regularly approached by some lecherous dude hoping to steal us away. But because we'd never dream of taking them up on the offer, we don't want to worry you by letting you know about it. (Besides, we like the confidence boost!)

She's already decided …

THREE REASONS TO TAKE YOUR WALK TO THE BEACH

(From Good Housekeeping)

You'll burn more calories
Hitting the sand turns your regular walk into a strength-training workout for your quads, calves and glutes. When your feet sink into the grains with each step, your legs have to work harder to propel you forward. The result? Up to 50 percent more calories zapped.

It's extra calming
Listen to the lapping waves. Breathe in the salty air. Pay attention to bits of nature that you don't always notice and be mindful of their beauty. This process of slowing down and focusing allows your brain to power down from "worry mode."

Going barefoot could help your health
Kick off your shoes and feel like a kid again. Studies suggest that this practice, called "earthing" or "grounding," may reduce inflammation and chronic pain. Direct contact with surfaces like sand, earth and grass enables your feet to absorb antioxidant-like electrons from the earth.

HEADACHE RELIEF EAT TO BEAT THE PAIN

(Good Housekeeping) Dietary changes alone likely won't erase a migraine or other headaches, but certain foods can help prevent and treat it. "Most foods that are good for head pain are those that keep you hydrated or stabilized blood sugar," says Good Housekeeping Nutrition Director Jaclyn London, M.S., R.D. That's because getting thirsty or "hangry" a fact of life, given all our obligation, causes a cascade of neurological reactions that leads to an ouchy head. These picks will help keep you pain-free:

Cantaloupe
This melon is 90 percent water and provides the electrolyte magnesium, which can play a role in regulating pain transmission. It's an especially smart pick for you if you sweat a lot or have been sick with GI issues. Fluid and electrolyte losses may also prompt a headache.

Lentils
Fiber-rick foods, lentils have 8 grams per half a cup, slow digestion. That's good, because eating too many fast-digesting carbs from white bread, soda and other pro…

MY FAVORITE DRINK

Wine? Beer? Spirits? While many of us have a favorite drink of choice, we are fickle. What's in our glass often depends on where we are and what we're doing. For example, beer is the favorite at picnics, while wine is tops for fine dining and spirits are preferred while flying. That's the word from a Harris Poll of 2,060 adults aged 21 or older that determined that our choice of adult beverages is very much skewed to the situation.
Whether we're drinking at home, in a restaurant or a bar, spirits are the first choice, followed by beer and distantly followed by wine.Overall, men prefer beer, while women opt for wine or spirits.Beer is the beverage of choice for picnics, sporting events and concerts.Wine is the top choice for fine dining, work events and brunch.Spirits are most likely to be ordered at bars and on airplanes.When it comes to spirits, the winners are vodka, whiskey, rum and tequila.Beer drinkers most prefer non-craft domestic brews, followed by craft beers a…

IS CANNABIS GOOD FOR YOUR HEALTH?

(Men's Health) Though dozens of potential benefits are under investigation, there are exactly four that have been proved. Three are for the whole plant. The fourth is for a concentrated version of cannabinoid called cannabidiol (CBD):

Counters serious nausea
The antiemetic effect was noted by the first generation of AIDS sufferers, who used marijuana to help them through the wasting effects of the disease. It also brought their appetites back. Later, these effects were proven in chemotherapy patients.

Soothes chronic pain
Especially cancer pain, chemotherapy-induced pain, and rheumatoid arthritis. A recent JAMA Internal Medicine study found that opioid prescriptions went down in states that had legalized access to medical marijuana.

Helps people with MS move better
Multiple sclerosis can cause muscles to seize up, making movement difficult. Not so much after using cannabis.

Treats seizures
In June, the FDA approved Epidiolex, a cannabidiol connectrate that helps reduce seizures in two kin…

DID YOU KNOW?

It costs about $170.00 a year in electricity to power your flat screen TV, but only about $3.00 a year to power your radio.40% of women admit having thrown a shoe at someone when they were really angry.The average person touches their nose five times an hour without realizing it.A recent study finds that books are the most borrowed items in America, followed by jumper cables and then scissors.One in five married women say their engagement or wedding ring is the number one thing they would change in their lives.In a recent survey, people said that cracking knuckles is the most annoying personal bad habit.According to Men's Health, 33 percent of men say torturing their siblings in the back seat was their "fondest road trip" memory, as a child.According to a recent survey, some hiring employers were so impressed by their Facebook page that it became part of their hiring decision.7% of us slept here when relatives came to visit. Where? A tent.

THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW

Over 2,000 Americans surveyed -- 20% of consumers suspect that their delivery driver has eaten some of their food, while 28% of delivery drivers confessed to nibbling on an order here and there.Sarah Ferguson, the Duchess of York and mother of just-married Princess Eugenie, dashed rumors that Eugenie is pregnant during a party in Massachusetts over the weekend.American rapper A$AP Rocky's trial on assault charges began Tuesday in Sweden.The Federal Reserve is expected to cut interest rates by a quarter percentage point by Wednesday afternoon.Lady Gaga appears to be moving on after splitting from ex-fiance Christian Carino earlier this year. She was seen in L.A. kissing audio engineer Dan Horton during a brunch date.More than 100,000 people have signed a petition to change the date of Halloween, making it the last Saturday of October.Uber has laid off 400 employees.InterContinental Group -- who own Holiday Inns and the Crowne Plaza hotels -- is eliminating the travel-sized tubes of…

Music Calendar...

In 1942 Harry James records "I've Heard That Song Before" with Helen Forrest as lead vocalist.
In 1959 Neil Sedaka records "Oh Carol."
In 1964 Country singer Jim Reeves, 41, is killed when his single-engine Beechcraft crashes near Nashville, TN.
In 1964 "Dancing In The Street" by Martha & the Vandellas is released.
In 1965 "It's The Same Old Song" by the Four Tops and "The In Crowd" by Ramsey Lewis both enter the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1966 The first Cream concert is held in Windsor, England.
In 1967 Mick Jagger & Keith Richards are released after a month in jail on drug convictions.
In 1970 The Rolling Stones fulfilling their contract with Decca for one more album deliver "Cocksucker Blues."
In 1971 The Rolling Stones' documentary "Gimme Shelter" makes its UK premiere at the Rialto Cinema in London.
In 1971 "Do You Know What I Mean" by Lee Michaels enters the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1971 "You&…

Today In History...

In 1498 Christopher Columbus discovers the island of Trinidad.
In 1556 St. Ignatius of Loyola, founder of the Society of Jesus (the Jesuit order of Catholic priests and brothers) dies in Rome.
In 1776 Francis Salvador is the first Jew to die in the American Revolution.
In 1777 Marquis de Lafayette, a 19-year-old French nobleman, is made a major-general of the Continental Army. Lafayette later played a role in the British defeat at Yorktown.
In 1790 The first U.S. patent is granted to Samuel Hopkins for a potash process.
In 1875 Andrew Johnson, the 17 U.S. president, dies in Tennessee at age 66.
In 1919 Germany's Weimar Constitution is adopted.
In 1945 Pierre Laval, premier of the pro-Nazi Vichy government, surrenders to U.S. authorities in Austria; he was turned over to France, which later tried and executed him.
In 1948 President Truman dedicates New York International Airport at Idlewild Field, New York. (Later renamed JFK International)
In 1953 Senator Robert A. Taft of Ohio, known as &…

Born On This Day...

In 1763 Legal scholar, James Kent
In 1800 German chemist, Friedrich Wohler (co-discovered Vandium)
In 1803 Engineer, John Ericsson (built USS Monitor)
In 1822 Industrialist, Abram Hewitt (made first steel in the U.S.)
In 1867 Merchant, Sebastian S. Kresge (S.S. Kresge Co.)
In 1882 Physicist/inventor, Herbert E. Ives (transmission of pictures)
In 1889 Actor, Donald Foster (Herbert Johnson-Hazel)
In 1894 Pianist/bandleader, Roy Bargy (Jimmy Durante)
In 1900 Pollster, Elmo Roper (Roper Poll) [d: 4-30-71]
In 1901 French painter, Jean Debuffet (Landscape with 2 Personages) [d: 5-12-85]
In 1904 Sportswriter, Arthur Daley (NY Times-Pulitzer 1956) [d: 1-3-74]
In 1912 Economist, Milton Friedman (Nobel, 1976) [d: 11-16-06]
In 1912 TV talk show host, Irv Kupcinet (Tonight! America After Dark) [d: 11-10-03]
In 1913 TV producer, Bill Todman (game shows with Mark Goodman) [d: 7-29-79]
In 1919 Sportscaster, Curt Gowdy (ABC, NBC) [d: 2-20-06]
In 1921 Civil rights leader, Whitney Young, Jr. [d: 3-11-71]
In 1929 Actor…

Here's what happens if you're out at sea too long!

Boatswain's Mate 2nd Class Nicholas Cullinan takes you on a tour of just a few of the things this historical and traditional rating accomplishes aboard the amphibious assault ship USS WASP (LHD 1).

Desert Radio AZ Weird News

DID YOU KNOW?

According to a recent study, the typical man spends an entire month of his life just looking around for socks.
Research shows that 91% of American households own a Bible.
Pharmacists say, "Can I drink alcohol with this medication?" is the question they get asked most often.
75% of raisins are eaten at breakfast.
According to a recent poll, nearly 40% of us have hit by a distracted driver, or has almost happened to them.
More than one out of ten people forget to turn off the alarm clock on the weekend.
About 42% of us turn on a night light before going to bed.
The most popular non-traditional Christmas gift is a puppy. Number two is a trip to Disneyworld.
18% of women have gotten one of these behind their spouse's back. A credit card.

THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW

After a week-long trial, a California jury has reached its conclusion that Katy Perry's "Dark Horse" is a copyright infringement. The lawsuit was brought by Christian rapper Marcus Gray, professionally known as Flame, who asserted that Perry's 2013 hit tread on his own work entitled "Joyful Noise," reports The Hollywood Reporter.
Tropical Storm Erick is approaching hurricane strength as it gets closer and closer to Hawaii this week.
"Once Upon a Time in Hollywood" had the biggest opening of Quinten Tarantino's career.
Kelly McGillis says she wasn't invited back for the "Top Gun" sequel, in case you were wondering.
A Minnesota congressional challenger to Ilhana Omar who promises to be tough on crime is being charged with felony shoplifting.
A survey says 66% of Millennials say their parents are their best friends.
A South Dakota law saying "In God We Trust" must be displayed by all schools has gone into effect.
A teen-aged '…

Music Calendar...

In 1949 "Some Enchanted Evening" by Perry Como is #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1954 Elvis Presley debuts professionally at Overton Park in Memphis, TN, opening for Slim Whitman.
In 1956 Brenda Lee records "Jambalaya" and "Bigelow 6-500."
In 1956 "My Prayer" by the Platters hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 2 weeks.
In 1966 Bob Dylan appears on the cover of the Saturday Evening Post.
In 1966 "Wouldn't It Be Nice" by the Beach Boys enters the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1966 "Wild Thing" by The Troggs hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 2 weeks.
In 1966 "Yesterday And Today" by The Beatles hits #1 on the U.S. albums chart and stayed there for 5 weeks.
In 1968 The Beatles close their London-based Apple boutique on Baker Street, giving away its entire contents.
In 1969 Barbra Streisand opens for Liberace at the International Hotel in Las Vegas.
In 1970 The Rolling Stones inform Allen Klein t…