Monday, October 23, 2017
296th day of the year.
There are 69 days remaining until the end of the year
There are 8 days remaining until Halloween
Halloween is a week from tomorrow.
There are 31 days remaining until Thanksgiving
Today is National Boston Cream Pie Day, National Mole Day, National Slap Your Irritating Co-Worker Day and TV Talk Show Host Day
HEADS UP: COULD SEE SEVERE WX TOMORROW AFTERNOON
- Justin Timberlake is going to perform at halftime of this year's Super Bowl
Bruno Mars' tour has earned $129 million since it started in November of 2016
MARIAH CAREY UNVEILS NEW CHRISTMAS SONG ‘THE STAR’ - (10/23/2017)
Mariah Carey is adding to her Christmas canon with “The Star,” a new holiday tune that serves as the title track for an upcoming animated movie.
KELLY CLARKSON DROPS ‘CHRISTMAS EVE’ SINGLE - (10/23/2017)
Kelly Clarkson has premiered a brand new, original holiday single called “Christmas Eve,
- People magazine claims the new Neiman Marcus Christmas catalog has been released. Among the more expensive items are a $50,000 Dolce & Gabbana fridge, matching his and hers Rolls-Royce's and a $52 hairbrush
- Page Six claims actor Corey Feldman was arrested for marijuana possession in Mangham, Louisiana on Saturday.. Officers asked Corey for pix after the arrest
Britney Spears and her boyfriend Sam Asghari may open a gym together.
the Wynn Hotel in Las Vegas has offered Adele $26 million for a year-long residency at their casino
TONIGHT: NFL Monday Night Football - Philadelphia and Washington
Food-Related Trending ...
- The Impulsive Buy website claims Pop Secret Pumpkin Spice-flavored popcorn has hit store shelves
- The Daily Mail claims competitive eater Nella Zisser recently ate an entire jar of Nutella in under three minutes
- BGR News claims KFC is only following 11 users on Twitter. Five of the Twitter users are women named Spice while the remaining six men are named Herb. That equals ''11 herbs and spices'' like KFC's secret recipe.
Hooray for Hollywood: Here are this past weekend's box office results.
1. Boo 2! A Madea Halloween — $21.7 million
2. Geostorm — $13.3 million
3. Happy Death Day — $9.4 million
Disaster movie Geostorm had a three-year production cycle and a $120-$140M estimated budget, with only $13.3M to show at the box officer during opening weekend.
Substitute Teacher Duct Tapes Students' Mouths: The Killeen Daily Herald claims a substitute teacher from Killeen, Texas is in trouble for duct taping the mouths of 12 of her students. The teacher was removed from the classroom after another teacher busted her disciplining the kids. The sub has been banned from the school and could face charges. The students were uninjured and allowed to return to class later in the day
World's Most Expensive Handbag For Sale: The Daily Mail claims the world's most expensive handbag is being placed up for sale. It last sold for over $3 million in 2010. The 1,001 Nights Diamond Purse has 4,517 yellow, pink and colorless diamonds. Ten craftsman spent 8,800 hours making the purse. The purse is expected to sell for more than it did in 2010.
Thong Jeans: NBC claims Japanese designer Thibaut debuted his thong jeans at Amazon Fashion Week in Tokyo. People have nicknamed the jeans Jongs (jeans + thongs). The back of the jeans are cut like thong underwear and fully expose the butt and legs.
Homecoming Queen Kicks Winning Field Goal: Breitbart claims Dawson, Texas High School homecoming queen Clare Jeffress kicked the winning field goal in a game on Friday night. The score was tied 35-35 with one minute left. Claire entered the game and kicked the game-winning field goal.
38 Year-Old Dad Makes College Basketball Team: The Ottawa Citizen claims 38 year-old Dan Stoddard has made the Algonquin College men's basketball team. He is 6-feet, 8-inches tall and weighs 320 pounds. He works as a bus driver and has two teens at home. Dan tried out for the team and made it. He is eligible to play because he is taking online classes
FEEL GOOD STORY OF THE DAY
Teacher Spends Two Days Locked In Porta Potty: The Cambridge News claims a college professor from the UK recently spent two days locked in a porta potty in order to raise money for a student, who needed a new wheelchair. Louisa Marnoch set a goal of raising $25,000 to help student Thomas Grice buy a new wheelchair. He has outgrown the one he's been in since he was 11. Thomas has cerebral palsy and says his small wheelchair caused him discomfort.
Louisa exited the porta potty after raising $29,000. She told the paper: ''I'm feeling a bit sweaty and a little bit weak, actually, it was a bit nasty. I became fed up of my own space and my own company.
An NFL Good Guy
Philadelphia Eagles defensive end Chris Long is playing the entire 2017 NFL season for free. He's already donated his first six game checks to fund scholarships at a school in his hometown of Charlottesville, Virginia. He also just announced he would be using his final 10 game checks to start the Pledge 10 for Tomorrow campaign to increase educational equality. Long says, "In my 10th year, I want to celebrate the awesome opportunity I've had to play football by giving back to the communities that have given me that gift." The Pledge 10 for Tomorrow campaign will fund four organizations in St. Louis, Boston, and Philadelphia - the three cities in which Long has played professional football - that work to make it easier for under-served youth to have access to equal education opportunities. His base salary in 2017 is $1 million.
RESTAURANT UNDER FIRE FOR RE-SERVING POPEYES CHICKEN: This has got to be embarrassing. Long Beach, California restaurant Sweet Dixie Chicken has been on the defense after a customer wrote in a Yelp review that the restaurant re-serves fast food from Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen. Tyler H. wrote, "Before my friends and I got seated [at the restaurant] we saw them quickly bring in two large boxes of Popeyes to the kitchen." He adds when he ordered fried chicken and waffles from the menu it tasted "suspiciously like Popeyes." He says a waiter confirmed they do in fact serve Popeyes chicken. Restaurant owner Kimberly Sanchez responded to the review, writing, "We PROUDLY SERVE Popeyes' spicy tenders -- the best fried chicken anywhere and from New Orleans -- which are delivered twice a day. We also, in case you need to know, buy our gumbo from a friend who sells it at a local farmers market. We promote usually small batch local producers in our menu. The exception is Popeyes -- we can't fry at this location -- and it the fried chicken I love so much and I ate a ton of it in the ATL. So I serve it." She also added that employees "don't mill our own flour" or "grow our own veggies."
FACEBOOK ADDS PINTEREST-LIKE TOOL: Facebook seems to be coming for Pinterest. The social network is testing a feature called "Sets" that lets users share status updates, photos, and videos all in one post, which is similar to how a Pinterest board works. A Facebook spokesperson tells TechCrunch, "We're testing a way for people to create sets of specific posts, photos and videos for just the friends that want to follow along." For now the feature is only being tested with select users, and it's not clear if it will eventually roll out to all users.
With today being 'TV Talk Show Host Day', it's time for 'Talk Show Trivia.'
Which TV talk show host once worked at the Macy's Marketplace candy counter?
A. Rachael Ray
B. Whoopi Goldberg
C. Jimmy Fallon
Which TV talk show host managed Motorhead, Lita Ford and The Smashing Pumpkins?
A. Carson Daily
B. Jerry Springer
C. Sharon Osbourne
Which TV talk show host was arrested for bringing a gun to the security checkpoint at New York's JFK airport?
A. Harry Conick Jr.
B. James Corden
C. Stephen Colbert
Which TV talk show host once considered being a priest?
A. Seth Meyers
B. Jimmy Fallon
C. Steve Harvey
Whole Foods to Have Mac and Cheese Bar at New Denver Location
Whole Foods' latest yummy innovation is a mac and cheese bar, which it's going to have at its new location opening next month in Denver. The Denver Post said that the bar will include a range of different varieties, including pulled pork BBQ mac and cheese, roasted tomato mac and cheese, and vegan mac and cheese, as well as Whole Foods' traditional recipe. Making things even cheesier, the new Denver store will also have a 100-pound sculpted cheese tower display
Today's Mindbender: ''30% of families argue about this on a weekly basis. What is it?"
Extra Clue: chore
Extra Clue: certain smell to it
Final Clue: outside
Answer: who will mow the grass