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DID YOU KNOW?

A survey found 54% of people have lied about their relationship status on social media.Another survey says that 11% of people eat ice cream every day.The average person has eight coffee mugs that they got for free.According to a study, 3 out of 4 young children (2- to 5-year-olds) know how to work a computer mouse, but just 1 out of 10 can tie their shoes.60% of bridesmaids hate their dresses.3 percent of the North American population has never eaten Jell-O.If you order the same food as your date on a first date, you build trust and are more likely to get a second date.43% of women, in a recent survey, say they find it very attractive when a potential love interest knows how to iron clothes.Two out of three women are too embarrassed to do this? Accept a compliment.

THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW

The new session of the Supreme Court began without Justice Clarence Thomas, who was out sick.If you thought Hilarie Burton and Jeffrey Dean Morgan had been married for years, you thought wrong. The "One Tree Hill" actress announced on Instagram Monday that she didn't officially become Mrs. Morgan until Saturday.Kroger stores are the latest to announce they're going to stop selling e-cigarettes.Senator Bernie Sanders has said that if he is elected President, he will ban advertising in televised primary debates. Sanders called out CNN in an online outline of the plan.Sia has announced that she has a neurological disease and is "suffering with chronic pain" due to Ehlers-Danlos syndrome.Apparently Kate Middleton books not one, but two airplane seats whenever she flies commercial... just for the extra elbow room.Houston Rockets General Manager Daryl Morey tweeted last week in support of supporting pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong. The result: Chinese broadca…

Music Calendar...

In 1929 Gene Autry begins his first recording session.
In 1958 Eddie Cochran records "C'mon Everybody."
In 1959 At the age of 22, Bobby Darin is the youngest performer to headline at the Sands Hotel's Copa Room in Las Vegas.
In 1961 "Hit The Road Jack" by Ray Charles hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 2 weeks.
In 1964 The Rolling Stones announce the cancellation of a planned South African tour due to an anti-apartheid embargo by the British Musicians' Union.
In 1964 The Beach Boys record "Dance, Dance, Dance."
In 1965 "Get Off Of My Cloud" by the Rolling Stones enters the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1965 "Yesterday" by the Beatles hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 4 weeks.
In 1966 John Lennon attends an avante-garde art exhibit in London and meets artist Yoko Ono.
In 1966 The Rolling Stones' first live album, "Got Live If You Want It," is recorded at London's Royal Albert Hall.
In 19…

Today In History...

In 1000 Leif Ericson discovers "Vinland" (possibly New England).
In 1635 Religious dissident Roger Williams is banished from the Massachussetts Bay Colony.
In 1642 Harvard holds their first commencement exercise.
In 1701 Collegiate School of Connecticut (Yale) is chartered in New Haven.
In 1776 A group of Spanish missionaries settles in what is today is known as San Francisco.
In 1781 George Washington fires the first shot in the siege of Yorktown during the Revolutionary War.
In 1806 American astronomer Benjamin Banneker, called "First Black Man of Science," dies.
In 1855 Joshua C. Stoddard of Worcester, MA, receives a patent for the first calliope.
In 1876 The first 2-way telephone conversation takes place.
In 1888 The Washington Monument first opens to the public.
In 1919 The Cincinnati Reds win the World Series, 5-3, in a best of nine contest, defeating the Chicago White Sox. (The victory produces the "Black Sox" scandal.)
In 1930 Laura Ingalls becomes the first…

Born On This Day...

In 1547 Novelist, Miguel de Cervantes (created Don Quixote)
In 1757 King Charles X of France (1824-30)
In 1833 Engineer, Eugen Langen (pioneered internal-combustion engines)
In 1852 Arctic explorer, James Lockwood (discovered Lockwood Island)
In 1863 Editor, Edward Bok (Ladies Home Journal, 1889-1919)
In 1873 Businessman, Charles R. Walgreen (founded Walgreens drugstores)
In 1878 Actor, Robert Warwick (Zorro, Lady Godiva)
In 1879 Physicist, Max Von Laue (diffraction of X-rays in crystals)
In 1888 Actor, Hank Patterson (Hank-Gunsmoke, Fred Ziffel-Green Acres)
In 1889 Baseball Hall-of-Famer, Richard W. "Rube" Marquard (Giants)
In 1890 Pentecostal evangelist, Aimee Semple McPherson
In 1891 Manufacturer, Otto Schnering (Baby Ruth candy bars)
In 1898 Baseball Hall-of-Famer, Joe Sewell (Cleveland Indians)
In 1900 Actor, Alastair Sim (Scrooge-A Christmas Carol) [d: 8-19-76]
In 1900 Jazz performer, Elmer Snowden (Duke Ellington) [d: 5-14-73]
In 1903 Baseball owner, Walter O'Malley (Dodgers) [d…

DID YOU KNOW?

60% of women wear bright lipstick because they believe it makes them appear friendly.Bad breath is the most common kissing turnoff.Studies show wearing lavender or having a lavender air freshener will make people trust you.35% of men say they never adjust the thermostat without asking their wife first.The most popular non-traditional Christmas gift is a puppy. Number two is a trip to Disneyworld.12% of people cannot recall the name of the first person they kissed.The shark has the greatest "electrical sensitivity" of any animal.When it comes to losing things, men are three times more likely to lose their hearing than women.45% of families will do this together in October? Carve a pumpkin.

THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW

The U.S. Census Bureau says that the average American commute grew to just over 27 minutes one way in 2018. All told, the average American worker spent 225 hours, or well over nine full calendar days, commuting in 2018.Comedian Rip Taylor, the King of Confetti, died over the weekend. He was 84.Amy Schumer went back to work doing stand-up two weeks after having her baby.Minnesota Congresswoman Ilhan Omar has filed for divorce from her husband."Cool Mom" Chrissy Teigen has gotten a tattoo of all her family's birthdays.The Washington Redskins fired Coach Jay Gruden after their team opened the season 0-5. He was summoned to a 5am meeting yesterday so he could be given the news.Former President Jimmy Carter fell at his home over the weekend, giving him a black eye and requiring 14-stitches. He's 95.First Monday in October means the U.S. Supreme Court went back in session yesterday.Amazon is now selling a DIY wood cabin you can supposedly build in 2 days.FOX and Dish have …

Music Calendar...

In 1892 Sergei Rachmaninoff first publicly performs his piano "Prelude in C-sharp Minor" in Moscow.
In 1955 "Love Is A Many Splendored Thing" by the Four Aces hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 2 weeks.
In 1957 Jerry Lee Lewis records "Great Balls Of Fire."
In 1964 Ringo Starr takes and passes his driving test.
In 1966 Mitch Ryder's medley "Devil With A Blue Dress/Good Golly Miss Molly" and "Lady Godiva" by Peter & Gordon both enter the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1968 Cass Elliot debuts as a solo act at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. She cancels her 2-week gig when opening night proves to be a fiasco.
In 1970 Led Zeppelin's album "Led Zeppelin III" is certified gold.
In 1974 "Then Came You" by Dionne Warwick & the Spinners is certified gold.
In 1977 "It's So Easy" by Linda Ronstadt enters the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1980 Bob Marley collapses onstage while performing in Pittsburgh. He&#…

Today In History...

In 2003 California voters recall Governor Gray Davis and elect Arnold Schwarzenegger as their new governor.
In 1604 The supernova called "Kepler's nova" is first sighted.
In 1869 Franklin Pierce, the 14th U.S. president, dies in Concord, NH.
In 1871 In one of America's worst urban fires, the Chicago Fire destroys over 17,000 buildings and claims over 200 lives.
In 1896 Dow Jones starts reporting an average of industrial stocks.
In 1918 Sgt. Alvin York almost single-handedly kills 25 German soldiers and captures 132 earning him the Medal of Honor during World War I.
In 1934 Bruno Hauptmann is indicted for murder in the death of the infant son of Charles A. Lindbergh.
In 1935 Ozzie and Harriet Nelson are married.
In 1940 The Cincinnati Reds win the World Series in game seven as they defeat the Detroit Tigers, 2-1, in 10 innings.
In 1944 The "Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet" debuts on CBS radio, an event that coincided with Ozzie and Harriet Nelson's ninth weddin…

Born On This Day...

In 1585 German composer, Heinrich Schutz
In 1810 Pioneer, James Wilson Marshall (discovered gold in California)
In 1833 Poet/critic, Edmund Clarence Stedman
In 1861 Actor, Theodore Roberts (Moses-The Ten Commandments)
In 1869 Inventor, J. Frank Duryea (first gasoline-powered U.S. automobile)
In 1873 Astronomer, Ejnar Hertzsprung (Hertzsprung-Russell diagram)
In 1890 American aviator, Edward V. Rickenbacker (Eastern Airlines)
In 1895 Juan Peron, president of Argentina (1946-55, 1973-74)
In 1897 Movie director, Rouben Mamoulian (Mark of Zorro)
In 1899 Historian/writer, Bruce Catton (The Civil War)
In 1910 Actor, Kirk Alyn (Superman, Atom Man Vs. Superman) [d: 3-14-99]
In 1913 Engineer, Robert Rowe Gilruth (developed X-1 plane) [d: 8-17-00]
In 1913 Director/composer, Walter Schumann (Dragnet theme) [d: 8-21-58]
In 1917 Light-weight boxing champion, Billy Conn [d: 5-29-93]
In 1917 British biochemist, Rodney Porter (antibody structure) [d: 9-7-85]
In 1920 Writer, Frank Herbert (Dune) [d: 2-11-86]
In 1926 …

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DID YOU KNOW?

9% of people check on their pets as the first thing they do when they get out of bed in the morning.Red is the car color that gets hit with bird poop more than any other.A study found that the music you listen to, can affect the way your beer tastes.The average couple only spends seven minutes a day being romantic. That can mean anything from saying nice things to each other or cuddling on the couch. The survey also found 59% of people spend less than 10 hours a week with their significant other.Another survey says that the average woman secretly likes vacuuming.Around 60% of drivers still have a cassette player in their car, but don't use it.If you're average you'll start your car four times today.On average, people throwaway a quarter of a loaf of bread.More than 75% of us, do this every day. What is it?. Check your mail

THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW

Chip and Joanna Gaines are opening a new boutique hotel in Waco, Texas.McDonald's announced its adding its first new seasonal beverage in more than five years to it's menu with the McCafe Cinnamon Cookie Latte.Ginger Baker, the drummer for Eric Clapton's bands Cream and Blind Faith, died over the weekend. He was 80.The new CEO of HP says the company is going to be cutting up to 9,000 jobs.Diahann Carroll, the first black actress to star in a TV series outside of a servant's role, died Friday. She was 84.Cassandra Waldon, the very first "Big Brother" contestant to enter the house on the U.S. version, has died at age 56 from injuries sustained in a car accident.Word is that Energy Secretary Rick Perry is going to resign in November.The McRib is returning to McDonalds this month.Robert De Niro is being sued by a former assistant who claims he made sexually charged comments to her, was verbally abusive and assigned her "stereotypically females duties."K…

Music Calendar...

In 1924 Louis Armstrong records "Go Long Mule" with Fletcher Henderson's Orchestra in New York.
In 1940 Artie Shaw and his Orchestra record "Stardust."
In 1944 "You Always Hurt The One You Love" by the Mills Brothers is #1 on the charts.
In 1954 Marian Anderson becomes the first black singer hired by the Metropolitan Opera Company in New York.
In 1957 "Be-Bop Baby" by Ricky Nelson enters the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1964 The Beatles appear on an episode of "Shindig!" taped on location in London. They perform "I'm a Loser," "Kansas City" and "Boys."
In 1965 The Kinks appear on TV's "Shindig!"
In 1967 "Mama" Cass Elliot spends the night in a London jail after refusing to pay her hotel bill.
In 1967 The Beatles reject an offer of $1 million to play Shea Stadium from promoter Sid Bernstein. He originally brought the group to Shea in August 1965.
In 1969 "Get Together" by the Young…

Today In History...

In 1765 The Stamp Act Congress convenes in New York to draw up colonial grievances against England.
In 1777 The second Battle of Saratoga begins during the American Revolution.
In 1826 The Granite Railway, the first chartered railway in the U.S., begins operations.
In 1849 Writer Edgar Allen Poe dies in Baltimore at age 40.
In 1868 Cornell University is inaugurated in Ithaca, New York.
In 1916 In a lopsided college football victory, Georgia Tech defeats Cumberland University, 222-0, in Atlanta.
In 1931 The first infra-red photograph is taken at Rochester, New York.
In 1949 The Republic of East Germany is formed.
In 1950 U.S. forces invade Korea by crossing the 38th parallel.
In 1955 Annette Funicello appears on the "Mickey Mouse Club" for the first time.
In 1960 Democratic presidential candidate John F. Kennedy and Republican opponent Richard Nixon hold the second of their broadcast debates.
In 1960 "Route 66" premieres on CBS-TV.
In 1963 President Kennedy signs the documents …

Born On This Day...

In 1728 Statesman, Caesar Rodney (signed the Declaration of Independence)
In 1849 American poet, James Whitcomb Riley (The Raggedy Man)
In 1858 Weatherman, Charles Marvin (calculated height of clouds)
In 1859 English bibliophile, James Thomas Wise
In 1870 Country singer, Uncle Dave Macon ("The Dixie Dewdrop")
In 1885 Physicist, Niels Bohr (expanded quantum physics) (Nobel-1922)
In 1888 Henry Agard Wallace, 33rd U.S. vice president (1941-45)
In 1897 Black Muslim founder, Elijah Muhammad
In 1889 Actor, Clarence Muse (Casablanca, Black Stallion)
In 1904 Baseball player, Chuck Klein (Phillies, 43 HRs in 1929) [d: 3-28-58]
In 1905 Actor, Andy Devine (Roy Rogers' sidekick) [d: 2-18-77]
In 1911 Bandleader/trumpeter, Vaughn Monroe [d: 5-21-73]
In 1914 Actress, Sarah Churchill (All Over Town, Royal Wedding) [d: 9-24-82]
In 1914 Actor, Alfred Drake (Oklahoma!, The Edge of Night) [d: 7-25-92]
In 1917 Actress, June Allyson (Till The Clouds Roll By, Vegas) [d: 7-8-06]
In 1917 Actor, Helmut Dantine …

DID YOU KNOW?

A recent survey found that 25% of people shop online while they're in a store.Every hour, around 60,000 Americans are flying in a plane.76% of women say they are turned off when they see a dad who wears pleated pants.Three fourths of us have a flashlight, but less than half of those don't work.53% of women and about one-third of men travel with their own pillows.27% of people in a recent survey said they spent over $200 on clothes, transportation and printing the last time they looked for a new job.It's estimated that more than one in ten dogs has swallowed a shoelace.Eight out of ten teenagers admit to having a curfew.The average American family sends each other 10,000 texts a year. What's the #1 topic? Dinner plans.

THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW

Can someone explain that cluster of glowing objects over the ocean off North Carolina this week? There's video circulating.Gwyneth Paltrow says that she and her new husband Brad Falchuk took over a year to finally move into together out of respect for each other's children. They wanted it to be a gradual merger.Heidi Klum says her couples Halloween costume for this year will take 10 hours to put on.According to a new study, one in four Millennials keep a money secret from their partner.Someone in San Diego is offering their backyard shed to anyone who would like to live there -- for $1,050 a month.DirecTV reportedly charged an early termination fee to a 102-year-old customer who had died.They're going to reboot "Punky Brewster," with members of the original cast.The daughter of Charlie Brown creator Charles Schulz is selling her Montecito, California, home for $6 million.Mark Consuelos joked if it wasn't for wife Kelly Ripa, that he "would be married thr…

Music Calendar...

In 1956 Johnny Cash is jailed for possession of 1,163 pills at the Mexican border. He is released the next day.
In 1962 Bob Dylan plays a showcase concert at New York's Carnegie Chapter Hall, attracting an audience of 53 people.
In 1963 Nat King Cole appears on TV's "Jack Paar Show."
In 1964 Louis Armstrong performs "Hello Dolly" on the "Ed Sullivan Show."
In 1966 "Sunny" by Bobby Hebb is certified gold.
In 1969 "Suite: Judy Blue Eyes" by Crosby, Stills & Nash enters the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1970 Janis Joplin, 27, is found dead in her Hollywood hotel room of an apparent heroin overdose.
In 1973 At a Stephen Stills & Manassas show in San Francisco, Graham Nash and David Crosby walk on stage, and then later are joined by Neil Young for a 50-minute set. It's the first time Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young perform together in two years.
In 1975 "Nights On Broadway" by the Bee Gees enters the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1975 W…

Today In History...

In 1648 Peter Stuyvesant establishes America's first volunteer fire department.
In 1777 During the Revolutionary War, George Washington's troops launch an assault on the British at Germantown, PA. The British take Philadelphia and occupy it for a year.
In 1824 Mexico becomes a republic.
In 1887 The first issue of the International Herald Tribune is published as the Paris Herald Tribune.
In 1895 The first U.S. Open golf tournament is held, at the Newport Country Club in Rhode Island.
In 1931 Chester Gould's "Dick Tracy" comic strip debuts.
In 1940 Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini conferred at Brenner Pass in the Alps, where the Nazi leader sought Italy's help in fighting the British.
In 1957 "Leave It to Beaver" debuts on CBS-TV.
In 1957 The Space Age begins when the Soviet Union launches Sputnik, the first manmade satellite into orbit.
In 1958 The first trans-Atlantic passenger jet service begins with flights by British Overseas Airways from London to New Y…

Born On This Day...

In 1289 Louis X (the Stubborn), king of France (1314-16)
In 1626 Richard Cromwell, lord protector of England (1658-59)
In 1810 Eliza McCardle Johnson, wife of U.S. President Andrew Johnson
In 1822 Rutherford B. Hayes, 19th U.S. president (1877-1881)
In 1822 Writer, Damon Runyon
In 1860 Illustrator, Sidney Paget (Sherlock Holmes adventures)
In 1862 Children's author, Edward L. Stratemeyer (Hardy Boys, Nancy Drew)
In 1884 American newspaperman/author, Damon Runyan (Guys and Dolls)
In 1890 Olympic athlete/rower, John Kelly (Grace Kelly's father)
In 1895 Actor, Buster Keaton (The Great Stone Face)
In 1900 Actor, Robert Shayne (Inspector Henderson-Superman) [d: 11-29-92]
In 1914 Writer/critic, Brendan Gill (New Yorker magazine) [d: 12-27-97]
In 1916 Actor/comedian, Jan Murray (Treasure Hunt) [d: 7-2-06]
In 1922 Malcolm Baldrige, U.S. Secretary of Commerce (1981-87) [d: 7-25-87]
In 1924 Actor, Charlton Heston (Ten Commandments, Planet of the Apes) [d: 4-5-08]
In 1926 Basketball player, Marques Hay…

MUSIC BEAT 10-4-19

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TV/STREAMING . . .

Ray Lewis Drops Out of Dancing With the Stars Due to an Old Injury. Another Dancing With the Stars contestant is exiting the competition. Ray Lewis is now stepping down, alongside partner Cheryl Burke, after an "old injury" flared up again. Tom Bergeron revealed the news at the top of Monday's show and said they would explain more later, while Burke paid tribute to her partner on Instagram. "Dancing with Ray has meant so much to me. His positivity and dedication are admirable, and his smile is contagious. The hard work he put into every practice and performance is something only a true athlete could do," she wrote. "Being an athlete means pushing yourself past your limits, but also knowing when to take care of your body. Unfortunately, due to injuries he sustained to his foot, our journey to the mirror ball ends tonight. Ray, I wish you a safe and speedy recovery and look forward to seeing you do the squirrel dance again very soon." The former NFL lin…

Movies News

Angelina Jolie's Grown Up Kids At the Maleficent 2 Premiere Will Make You Feel Old. Hello, little beasties! At Monday night's L.A. premiere of Maleficent: Mistress of Evil, Angelina Jolie brought along five of her favorite plus-ones. As she took to the red carpet, the iconic actress was filled with pride and joy as she walked with her kids Pax, 15, Zahara, 14, Shiloh, 13, Vivienne, 11 and Knox, 11. Of course, her oldest, Maddox, 18, was unable to attend because he's away at college in South Korea. Yes, we are feeling old. As always, the family arrived in style. For her part, Angelina stunned in a black, floor-length dress equipped with a glittering scorpion. Zahara wore a gorgeous, black dress similar to her mom's while Knox slayed in a teal and black suit jacket. Pax looked particularly stylish in his all-black outfit with a grey Louis Vuitton harness around his shoulders, and Shiloh and Vivienne were nearly matching in black-and-white ensembles topped with leather an…

Music News

Celine Dion removes all of her makeup in her latest music video. The song is called "Imperfections," but we don't see any. Celine Dion has become nearly as well-known for high-fashion outfits as she is for her iconic singing voice, and she serves up both in the music video for her new single, "Imperfections." But those are only two of the most memorable aspects of the video; Dion also delivers a beautiful dose of vulnerability, contrasting the fanciness of her couture looks with the simple act of removing all of her makeup and revealing her natural beauty. Throughout the black-and-white clip, we see Dion posing like a seasoned model in a series of incredible ensembles with bold prints and dramatic silhouettes. But at about one minute and 45 seconds in, we get a closeup of Dion's beautifully made-up face -- flawless brows, fully lined, winged eyes with brightening white liner in the waterline, semi-glossy lips, etc. -- right before she begins removing her co…

THE OTHER STUFF . . .

Meghan Markle's Speech on Gender Equality and Education Will Empower You. Meghan Markle spoke about the importance of gender equality and education during her visit to the University of Johannesburg on Tuesday. The Duchess of Sussex recalled attending Northwestern University during a round-table discussion and said it "takes a village" for "people to be able to finance that." "Families chipping in, scholarship, financially all those things that were the reason that I was able to attend university," she said. "But at the same level, you need to have that kind of support on the inside for educators to be able to give as much as they can back to those who are in the educational system." She then announced three new gender grants for the University of Johannesburg, Stellenbosch University and the University of Western Cape. "The goal here is to be able to have gender equality -- to be able to support women as they are working in research an…