INTERPREP ★ OCTOBER 25, 2016

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DATEBOOK: OCTOBER 26, 2016

This is day 300 of 2016. There are 66 days remaining.

BIRTHDAYS

• Jaclyn Smith is 71

• Pat Sajak is 70

• Hillary Clinton is 69

• Rita Wilson is 60. Rita is a singer and actress married to Tom Hanks.

• Dylan McDermott is 55

• Cary Elwes is 54

• Seth McFarlane (Family Guy) is 43

• Jon Heder is 39

IT HAPPENED TODAY

• 1881: The Gunfight at the O.K. Corral took place at Tombstone, Arizona.

• 1951: Boxer Joe Louis came out of retirement to fight Rocky Marciano. However, Marciano would win the fight in eight rounds.

• 1965: The Beatles were appointed Members of the Order of the British Empire (MBEs).

• 1984: In Loma Linda, California, a baboon’s heart was transplanted into “Baby Fae,” a newborn with a severe heart defect. Baby Fae lived 21 days with her experimental animal heart.

• 1984: John D. McCollum shot and killed himself after spending a day listening to Ozzy Osbourne records; a lawsuit was later filed by his parents over the song “Suicide Solution” but the case was eventually thrown out.

• 1990: Wayne Gretzky became the first National Hockey League player to reach 2,000 points.

• 1996: Prosecutors cleared Atlanta guard Richard Jewell as a suspect in the Olympic Park bombing.

• 1997: St. Vincent’s Hospital in Green Bay, Wisconsin, issued an SOS after five babies were born and they ran out of green and gold Green Bay Packer caps and booties. Volunteer knitters rushed in to keep newborns warm in Packer colors, including even Packer blankets and quilts.

• 2006; A pole-dancing kit was removed from the toys and games section of a British store’s web site after getting complaints from parents who didn’t want there kids to learn how to “Unleash the sex kitten inside.”

• 2006: In Maryland, Don Fitzhugh was fishing with his wife and three others on the Chesapeake when they came upon a buck swimming near an island. They new the deer had no business being out there, and they say it looked disoriented. Only the deer’s head was above water and his nose was shaking from the cold. So someone grabbed a fishing net to hold one antler and another guy grabbed another. The two held on while the boat’s captain drove slowly toward shore. Half an hour later, they released the deer near shore.

• 2010: Three Gorges Dam, the world’s largest water control and utilization project, announced its water levels had reached full capacity.

SPECIAL EVENTS

• Howl at The Moon Night

• Pumpkin Day

UPCOMING

• October 31: Halloween

• November 1: The Butterball Turkey Talk-Line goes live.

• November 2: CMA Awards

• November 6: Daylight Saving Time Ends (fall back one hour)

• November 8: Presidential Election

• November 24: Thanksgiving

• December 25: Christmas

• January 20: Presidential Inauguration

More holidays


NUMBER FOR THE DAY

15,000: Accidents involving vacuum cleaners each year.


NEWS ATTACK!

World Series tickets are being resold at incredibly high prices. [They only people who can afford it are people who already have World Series rings.]

The latest research shows that lying becomes easier with each lie because the brain physically adapts to lying. [That’s fascinating. I was talking about this with my supermodel wife on our way to our vacation home in Aspen in my Lamborghini.]

There’s a viral video of a Canadian bus driving going above the call of duty to help a little old lady who’s handicapped to get on the bus. [Those Canadians sure are a nice bunch of people. Too bad that they’re ineligible to run for U.S. President.]

The alert level for a volcano in Alaska has been raised. The new level is issued only when a volcano is “exhibiting heightened or escalating unrest with increased potential of eruption.” [But enough about Sarah Palin.]

A new study shows that women now drink as much as men. [They’ve achieved full equality but have way too big a hangover to take to the streets and celebrate.]

Have you seen that video from Australia of a spider dragging away a dead mouse? [That’s just one more reason why I don’t live in Australia.]

When a Texas woman’s car was stolen she used a tracking service to locate it. The thief had driven to the state fair. [There’s nothing like the state fair to put you in the mood for some stolen deep-fried dessert.]

The first known self-driving truck delivery was made. A truck drove itself over 1,200 miles to deliver 2,000 cases of beer. [And for the first time in the history of beer delivery, not a single bottle was missing.]

A man set a new record by running from San Francisco to Manhattan in just 42 days. [That’s faster than it takes for the airline to find my luggage.]

Critics say that it looks as though Russia is conducting nationwide drills to prepare the people for nuclear war. [Russia claims that it’s simply gearing up for the annual festivities of National Gas Mask Day.]


NEWS & NUGGETS

TEEN DRESSED AS ‘KILLER CLOWN’ STABBED BY TERRIFIED FRIEND _ In Berlin, a 16-year-old ‘killer clown’ was stabbed by a friend. The clown, who was holding a hammer, was attempting to scare a group of friends. The prank backfired when a 14-year-old stabbed the clown with a knife. It was only when he pulled the clown’s mask off that he discovered it was an acquaintance. The 14-year-old then performed first aid until paramedics arrived. He was later picked up by his parents. The 16-year-old, who was dressed as the killer clown, was taken to hospital.

MISSISSIPPI COUNTY OUTLAWS CLOWNS THROUGH HALLOWEEN _ Some Mississippi residents who were planning on being a clown for Halloween will have to scramble to find a new costume. Kemper County, Mississippi’s board of supervisors has made it illegal for clowns to appear in public until the day after Halloween. Kemper County Sheriff James Moore said the national epidemic of clowns had “gotten out of hand.” He said that the ban is for the overall safety of residents.

… But is it constitutional? One constitutional attorney called the law “troublesome” and possibly unconstitutional.

NEVADA’S CLOWN MOTEL IS CREEPED OUT BY SCARY CLOWN CRAZE _ The Clown Motel in Tonopah, Nevada, is owned by Bob Perchetti, who is not happy about the Great American Clown Scare of 2016. Perchetti says, “We don’t need this. We just don’t need it.” Tonopah is a tiny desert town. Guests check in at the main office under the watchful eyes of small clowns sitting on shelves, big clowns slouched in chairs and one wild-eyed clown in a cage resting above the cash register. The clowns don’t move — allegedly. Still, TV’s Ghost Adventures thought the place surreal enough to film an episode there. And a man recently set up a Kickstarter campaign to spend 30 days in the motel despite his fear of clowns.

… Perchetti says fans of creepy clowns pay the bills just the same as those who like happy ones. He’s owned the motel for more than two decades, and it draws all kinds of visitors from all over the world. What he and his staff are not good with is the recent spate of clown scares that has put the nation on edge. The Clown Motel hasn’t been touched by the scare, but guests are aware of it.

MAN LEGALLY CHANGES HIS NAME TO ‘McLOVIN’ _ A guy in London, England, has legally changed his name to McLovin after the iconic movie character. He changed his name in honor of a friend who died suddenly. Gary Fisher decided to change his name after suffering a bout of depression following the death of his close friend Tim Crowe. Gary — know legally McLovin — confirmed the name was inspired by the movie Superbad, in which a teen gets a fake driver license with the name McLovin. He said his new name was a reminder not to take life too seriously.

… His legal first name is Mc and his legal last name is Lovin.

NEWLY DISCOVERED CREATURE HAS 414 LEGS _ A strange new millipede has been found with 414 legs, 200 poison glands and 4 penises. The bizarre, threadlike creature has been found lurking in dark, underground caves in California’s famous Sequoia National Park. The creature’s 200 glands squirt a defensive poisonous chemical at predators. It has been named Illacme tobini after cave explorer Ben Tobin who discovered it.

MEXICAN POLICE FIND 563-YARD BORDER DRUGS TUNNEL _ You can build a wall between the U.S. and Mexico, but they’ll just go under. Mexican officials have found a tunnel equipped with ventilation and lighting that headed from the city of Tijuana toward the United States. The tunnel is 5½ times as long as a football field, 3 feet wide and 4 feet high. It also had rails, apparently used to push loads of drugs through.

WOMAN SUES JIMMY JOHN’S FOR PUTTING DIJON MUSTARD ON HER SANDWICH _ A Michigan woman has sued Jimmy John’s for putting Dijon mustard on her sandwich, saying the mixed-up order has left her with severe emotional distress and unable to work. Lindsey Bresnahan says she went to a suburban Grand Rapids Jimmy John’s location and ordered a Billy Club sandwich. She maintains that she expressly told the staff not to put mayonnaise or Dijon mustard on the sandwich because she has severe food allergies. After one bite of the sandwich, Bresnahan says she realized Jimmy John’s had made a mistake. She says that, almost immediately, she started showing symptoms of an allergic reaction: watery eyes, difficulty breathing, the sense that her throat was “closing up.” She took an over-the-counter allergy reliever — Benadryl — and continued working, thinking she could power through it. Later that afternoon, she went to see her doctor for an unrelated issue, and the doctor told her to “keep taking Benadryl.” However, by the next day, when she was out of town, she continued to experience vomiting and “violent” coughing. By the time she returned home she was barely able to speak.

… The not-being-able-to-speak part is a severe problem for Bresnahan. At the time of her Jimmy John’s order she was working as a customer service representative at a loan office — a job that required telephone contact with customers. Now, she claims, she is unable to speak above a whisper, resulting in the loss of her job. She is now living on disability benefits.

AMAZON ADDED A BUNCH OF NEW DASH BUTTONS _ Amazon added 20 new Dash buttons to their lineup Tuesday. The buttons still cost $5 each, but as an added incentive, you’ll get that $5 back in the form of an Amazon credit when you press it for the first time. There are now hundreds of buttons you can place around your home and connect to your wifi. With the press of a button your order is automatically taken and shipped to your house.

… Among the many buttons available: Pop-Tarts Dash Button; Cheez-It Dash Button; Milk-Bone Dash Button; Meow Mix Dash Button; Folgers Dash Button; PoopBags Dash Button.

GUYS THROW FAKE FUNERAL FOR FRIEND _ In Whales, Keiran Cable’s friends decided he was spending too much time with his girlfriend. He was missing so often it was like he was dead. Keiran’s friends decided that if he wasn’t going to go out with them, they were going to pretend he was dead and organize a funeral for him — like you do, I guess. The fake funeral included a casket; one of the friends played the role of a minister; another friend wrote a song in Keiran’s memory. And the funeral dress was traditional black ties and suits. The guys were able to borrow a hearse for the funeral.

… But one thing was clear: they couldn’t have a fake funeral without the not-deceased Keiran. So about 50 of his closest friends told him they were going to watch the Rugby World Cup. He thought he was going out to watch rugby, but when he arrived at the pub the friends were all waiting. Although Keiran was shocked at first, he got in on the fun of his own mock funeral and hopped in the coffin.

WOMAN CLAIMS DAUGHTER RECEIVED MEDICATION FROM TOY MACHINE _ It’s always a surprise as to what you’re gonna get when you pop quarters into a toy vending machine, but there are some prizes that no parent wants dispensed to their kid. Like, say, blood pressure medication. A New Hampshire woman says a toy vending machine at a pizza restaurant dispensed a container of pills to her daughter. The mom says she opened up the toy container and realized it was medication: one capsule, and three pills — one of which was broken in half. The pizza restaurant says an outside company is responsible for filling the machine, and the owners are unsure how pills ended up in it.

MOST-GOOGLED AILMENTS REVEAL WHY AMERICA’S CALLING IN SICK _ A new study showing which US cities search for which health conditions most will make you feel sorry for Columbus, Ohio. Researchers (at Sunbelt Staffing, a health care recruitment company) recently examined data revealing which health conditions were most-searched on Google by computer users in different US cities and states.

… Americans search for medical conditions like depression, eczema and anxiety up to 10 times a minute on Google.

… Depression leads the pack, with 450,000 average monthly searches. And the same city tops the list for searches on depression and its frequent companion, stress: Columbus, Ohio.

… Pittsburghers search most for migraines. Washington, D.C. residents search most for the common cold. Detroiters search for sore throats more than anyone, with Seattle and Portland not far behind. Nashville residents search for ulcers more than any other city. Poor Pittsburgh would just like the Eastern Seaboard to turn out the lights and hand it a cool washcloth so it can deal with its migraines.

… Chicago people lead searches for anxiety. Make sense — their Cubs are finally in the World Series.

DONALD TRUMP JR. RODE BEHIND THE WIENERMOBILE _ While stumping for his father in Maine, Donald Trump Jr. got stuck in some unusual traffic Tuesday. He found himself at the back end of the Oscar Meyer Wienermobile — a promotional vehicle shaped in the likeness of a hot dog — and posted the results to Twitter: “Great morning in Maine but it’s not everyday that you get stuck behind the #wienermobile at the drive through!”

VIRAL VIDEO SHOWS EXCEPTIONAL BUS DRIVER _ As an elderly woman approached his bus, a Canadian bus driver parked, got out and helped her the rest of the way to the vehicle. The touching moment was captured on video (by Dan Kochkovski). It’s gone viral. An official from Guelph, Ontario, where the good deed took place, says officials are trying to identify the driver so he can be recognized. • VIDEO

SHOPLIFTER ELUDES STORE SECURITY WITH ‘BOOSTER BAG’ _ A shoplifter in China was busted by police. The clever crook was carrying a stainless steel bucket hidden in what officers said was a suspiciously oversized bag. The bucket enabled the shoplifter to elude store sensors from sounding by shielding the electromagnetic tags used on merchandise.

DAUGHTER RECEIVES FATHER’S MESSAGE IN A BOTTLE AFTER 56 YEARS _ A bottled message sent out to sea by a New Hampshire man more than five decades ago has been returned to his daughter. The message was discovered by Clint Buffington of Utah while he was vacationing in the Turks and Caicos. Buffington says he found a Coke bottle half-buried in the sand. The note inside the bottle said, “Return to 419 Ocean Blvd. and receive a reward of $150 from Tina, owner of the Beachcomber.” The Beachcomber was a Hampton, New Hampshire, motel owned by the now-deceased parents of Paula Pierce in 1960. Pierce’s father had written the note as a joke and tossed it into the Atlantic Ocean. Buffington flew to New Hampshire to deliver the message to Pierce. She made good on the promised reward.

9-YEAR-OLD BATTLING CANCER MADE HONORARY FIREFIGHTER _ Nine-year-old Keira Stout has been battling a rare form of cancer. Monday night the Missouri girl became an honorary firefighter with the O’Fallon Fire Protection District. Two years ago, 9-year-old Keira was diagnosed with Rhabdomyosarcoma, a rare form of cancer that spread throughout her body. About a year ago Keira met O’Fallon firefighter Tom Vogelgesang, and the two became fast friends. On Monday, thanks to Tom and the rest of the O’Fallon Fire Protection District, Keira became an honorary O’Fallon firefighter.

SELF-DRIVING SEMI-TRUCK MADE A BEER RUN _ A self-driving semi-truck developer last week completed a 120-mile beer delivery across Colorado without a driver behind the wheel. In fact, he was hanging out in the sleeper cabin of his tractor. He slipped back there after loading the truck, pulling it onto the highway and engaging its self-driving system. The big rig, equipped with cameras, radar and loads of new technology, then proceeded to drive itself along I-25 between Fort Collins and Colorado Springs at an average speed of 55 miles per hour, using GPS to guide the way. The truck was followed by troopers. The truck was developed by Otto, which is owned by Uber.

… As for this first autonomous delivery, Budweiser created 45,000 specially-designed cans to commemorate the event and put them on sale in local stores.

WHAT WE WERE TALKING ABOUT ONE YEAR AGO _ One year ago, the (YOUR SHOW) was talking about… NEW YORK MAN CREATES ‘SOVEREIGN NATION’ IN UTAH: A New York man is building his own sovereign nation called Zaqistan on a remote piece of land in Utah. Zaq Landsberg has created a yellow-and-red flag, official-looking passports and a border patrol gate guarded by a giant robot sentry. While had admits he won’t be able to create his own country in the middle of the U.S., Landsberg says he’s going through the motions. His country’s motto: “Something from nothing.”

… Zaqistant is about 60 miles from the nearest town and 15 miles away from a paved road. While he knows the 4-acre piece of land equipped with a supply bunker won’t actually become its own recognized country, Lansdsberg said building it is an artistic exploration in how far he can push the concepts of land ownership and sovereignty.


WACKY-BUT-TRUE

WACKY-BUT-TRUE: MAN TRIED TO SWIPE OFFICER’S PHONE INSIDE POLICE STATION _ In China a man went to his local police station to complain about an employment agency he was having trouble with. While he was in the police station the man decided to steal a police officer’s phone. Footage from the incident shows the man unplugging a phone charging on a table and putting it into his pocket. The man then tries to leave, but throws the phone onto the sofa when he discovers he is locked inside the office. The man was arrested on theft charges.

WACKY-BUT-TRUE: MAN DROVE AT 129 MPH TO KEEP MCDONALD’S WARM _ Lee Rutherford was caught going 129 miles per hour in England (Blyth). When police caught up with him Rutherford told them he wanted to get home and eat his McDonald’s burger and fries while they were still warm.

WACKY-BUT-TRUE: INTOXICATED MOWER DRIVER USED SON AS SHIELD, THREATENED TROOPER _ An off-duty Indiana trooper was doing yard work when Samuel Wilson drove his mower to the trooper’s home. Wilson, who police said was “obviously intoxicated,” asked for a tow. The trooper instead offered to call someone who would to give the man a ride, but police said Wilson turned “vulgar and belligerent.” They say Wilson pulled a knife from his belt and threatened the trooper. Wilson was persuaded to put down the knife, but refused to cooperate when another officer arrived. He refused to follow directions and even attempted to use his five-year-old son as a shield. Wilson was eventually arrested.

WACKY-BUT-TRUE: MAN TRIED SELLING SHREDDED CARDBOARD AS MARIJUANA _ A Georgia man is facing charges after police say he tried selling fake drugs. Investigators say the man packaged baking soda and drywall to look like cocaine. They also say he tried to pass off shredded cardboard mixed with kitchen herbs as marijuana.

WACKY-BUT-TRUE: MAN ORDERED COUPLE TO GIVE HIM EGG ROLL _ A St. Paul, Minnesota, man was charged with making terroristic threats after confronting a couple in a downtown park, demanding they give him egg rolls they’d purchased from a food truck.

WACKY-BUT-TRUE: SPOILED MILK SPOILS SCHOOL _ A plastic bottle with foul-smelling contents that was found in a men’s bathroom at Michigan high school prompted an evacuation. Lab results revealed that the bottle contained… spoiled milk.

WACKY-BUT-TRUE: POT-GROWING CRIMESTOPPER _ A guy in Canada (Lakeshore, Ontario) was arrested after police raided his property and allegedly found “numerous” greenhouses illegally growing large amounts of marijuana. After his arrest the guy was fired from his job: he was president of his local Crimestoppers.


ON TELEVISION

WORLD SERIES GAME 2 (7:30p ET, FOX) — The Indians host the Cubs. Country duo Locash will perform the National Anthem.

SURVIVOR (8p ET, CBS) — New. A hidden immunity idol is discovered.

THE GOLDBERGS (8p ET, ABC) — New. Adam’s love of Stephen King inspires him to try his hand at horror writing.

BLINDSPOT (8p ET, NBC) — New. Rich Dotcom (Ennis Esmenr) returns to the FBI.

ARROW (8p ET, CW) — New. Oliver joins Lyla on a secret mission, while Tobias Church launches a deadly assault against the city.

SPEECHLESS (8:30p ET, ABC) — New. Kenneth is afraid he will lose his job when JJ gets drunk at a party.

CRIMINAL MINDS (9p ET, CBS) — New. The team searches for a serial killer along the Appalachian Trail.

LAW & ORDER: SVU (9p ET, NBC) — It’s an ER reunion, as Anthony Edwards guest stars in this new episode. A sergeant (Edwards) makes Benson (Mariska Hargitay) choose between loyalty and duty when his son is accused of rape.

MODERN FAMILY (9p ET, ABC) — New. The Dunphy’s try to kick start Luke’s Halloween party

FREQUENCY (9p ET, CW) — New.

LIP SYNC BATTLE (9p ET, Spike) — New. Orange is the new Black costars Laverne Cox and Samira Wiley go face off in this new edition.

BLACKISH (9:30p ET, ABC) — New. The neighborhood participates in a “mischief night” during Halloween, where petty crimes become legal, and Ruby takes it too far with the kids.

CODE BLACK (10p ET, CBS) — New. On Halloween, Dr. Nolan (guest star Kathleen Rose Perkins, Episodes) and her boyfriend’s son are trapped by a fire in a haunted theatre.

DESIGNATED SURVIVOR (10p ET, ABC) — New. President Kirkman sends the Navy SEALs on a mission.

CHICAGO P.D. (10p ET, NBC) — New. A backpack full of drugs found on a dead college student is linked to deadly overdoses around the city.

SEASON PREMIERE: RECTIFY (10p ET, Sundance) — This is the 4th and final season.


ENTERTAINMENT

PRINCE’S PAISLEY PARK TO OPEN TO THE PUBLIC ON FRIDAY _ Fans will soon have a new place to pay homage to Prince. Paisley Park, the vast home and recording studio of the musical icon who passed away in April of this year, is set to become a permanent museum. The local city council (Chanhassen City Council) has voted to re-zone Prince’s 64,000-foot home on the outskirts of Minneapolis to allow it to become a permanent museum. Paisley Park will open to the public on Friday, and tickets for tours through December 2016 are already on sale.

… Prince recorded nearly 30 albums at Paisley Park Studios, but few got a glimpse inside the $10-million complex, where he passed away at the age of 57.

AT&T’s DIRECTV NOW STREAMING SERVICE WILL BE $35 A MONTH _ AT&T’s upcoming DirecTV Now streaming service is going to cost $35 a month. The package wlll include over 100 channels, he added. AT&T will launch DirecTV Now next month.

TRUMP: NO INTEREST IN TRUMP TV _ Donald Trump said Tuesday he has no interest in a Trump TV media venture should he lose the election. Trump said, “I have no interest in Trump TV. … I have one interest, that’s on November 8th.” The Trump TV possibility was fueled earlier this month by a report in The Financial Times that Trump’s nephew, Jared Kushner, had a conversation about it with a friend at an investment bank that specializes in media deals.

ALEC BALDWIN WANTS YOU TO SAVE A TURKEY’S LIFE THIS THANKSGIVING _ Alec Baldwin, the semi-professional Donald Trump impersonator, has other things on his mind post-election: saving turkeys. In a statement about his newest cause Baldwin said: “Like most people, I don’t like thinking about things that make me feel bad. But I also don’t like animal suffering, so I feel the need to speak out about it. At least 46 million turkeys suffer heartbreaking fear and pain before being killed each and every Thanksgiving. This year, I’m supporting Farm Sanctuary’s Adopt a Turkey Project because turkeys are just as friendly, smart, and full of feeling as my dogs, and they deserve to be treated better. I hope you’ll join me by sponsoring.”

… The Adopt a Turkey Project, now in its thirtieth year of operation, asks for $30 donations to support the life of a turkey this season. The lucky turkey then gets to live out its days in ease at one of Farm Sanctuary’s three shelters in New York and California. Adopters get an official certificate with “a color photo and fun details about their new friend.”

SELENA GOMEZ IS STILL BEING LINKED TO BRAD PITT’S DIVORCE _ Selena Gomez is currently in rehab addressing struggles with anxiety, depression and panic attacks, but unfortunately, she hasn’t been able to keep herself out of the headlines. Following rumors regarding the singer’s possible drug problems and alleged reconciliation plans with Justin Bieber, Gomez has been linked to Brad Pitt amid his divorce from Angelina Jolie. Selena Gomez and Brad Pitt haven’t been seen together in recent months, but because they were allegedly involved in a flirty encounter earlier this year, Gomez’s name was brought up after Jolie filed for divorce. Gomez was said to have played a role in the split due to photographs of the singer being found on Pitt’s phone.

… Headlines & Global News claims that after Gomez found herself in the midst of the divorce between Pitt and Jolie, she allegedly suffered a breakdown.

NEW TRAILER RELEASED FOR FOX’S 24: LEGACY _ 24: Legacy doesn’t come to Fox until 2017 but with months of anticipation to go the network has released a brand-new trailer for the revival of the fan-favorite franchise. The new 45-second trailer was released Tuesday night during the first game of the World Series. Funny enough, when 24: Legacy debuts midseason, it will be during another sporting event on Fox: the Super Bowl on Sunday, February 5. • VIDEO

DISNEY DEVELOPING MODERN TAKE ON OLIVER TWIST _ Charles Dickens’ Oliver Twist will get a modern makeover from Disney with the help of Ice Cube and Tommy Kail, the director of the Tony Award-winning musical Hamilton. Oliver Twist tells the story of an orphan boy who moves from a life as an exploited child laborer to being under the wings of Fagin, a leader of a gang of London pickpockets. Hardship, murders, and secrets waiting-to-be-revealed follow the boy. The new iteration will be a modern musical that fuses many genres including hip hop. Cube will play Fagin.

BLAKE LIVELY AND RYAN REYNOLDS RETURN TO WHERE THEY ‘FELL IN LOVE’ _ Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds returned to their special place where it was love at first bite. The couple celebrated Reynolds’ 40th birthday recently at Japanese restaurant O Ya in New York City. Lively’s Instagrammed on Tuesday: “@_o_ya_ We fell in love at your restaurant in Boston. We stay in love at your restaurant in NY. Thank you for the BEST food and memories! You are our FAVORITE!! Another happy birthday with @vancityreynolds . Hey, Reynolds, I like you a whole lot. Just sayin’.”

MICHAEL JACKSON ACCUSED OF CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE IN NEW LAWSUIT _ More than seven years after Michael Jackson’s death, the sordid allegations against the deceased King of Pop keep coming. A lawsuit filed Tuesday claims that Jackson sexually abused an underage girl, and used his companies to find children to exploit. The anonymously filed lawsuit claims that Jackson sexually abused the victim between 1986 and 1989, when the defendant ranged from 12 to 15 years old. The suit, filed in Los Angeles Superior Court, names a pair of unidentified companies that Jackson allegedly ran.

… The suit claims that the plaintiff and her parents met Jackson in 1986 while sightseeing at his home in Encino, California. The singer asked for the family’s home phone number, after which the abuse allegedly began.

JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE IN THE CLEAR OVER VOTER SELFIE _ Breathe easy, Justin Timberlake – as it turns out, law enforcement isn’t after you. At least for now. The singer is not being investigated  for a selfie he took at a polling place in Memphis. On Monday, Memphis native Timberlake posted a Instagram photo of himself seemingly at a polling place: “Hey! You! Yeah, YOU! I just flew from LA to Memphis to #rockthevote !!! No excuses, my good people!” Timberlake wrote in a caption accompanying the photo. “There could be early voting in your town too. If not, November 8th! Choose to have a voice! If you don’t, then we can’t HEAR YOU! Get out and VOTE! #excerciseyourrighttovote.”

… Shelby County DA spokesman Vince Higgins said Tuesday that the office “was made aware of a possible violation of state election law. The matter is under review by the D.A.’s office.” But late Tuesday Timberlake was essentially cleared.

… Tennessee prohibits the taking of photos or videos in polling places. The law is a Class C misdemeanor, with violators facing a sentence of up to 30 days and a fine of no more than $50.

EDITOR: Here’s the link we gave you in Monday’s prep.

SNL ELECTION SPECIAL TO AIR NOVEMBER 7 _ Every four years, Americans are treated to some of the best writing and performances of Saturday Night Live with the presidential election and this year, NBC will air a one hour 2016 SNL Election Special on November 7 — the night before Americans cast their votes.

… The special includes highlights of this year’s campaign with clips of recent episodes, featuring Alec Baldwin as Donald Trump and Kate McKinnon as Hillary Clinton.

TOP TV SHOWS _ Week of October 17-23.

  1. NFL Football: Seattle at Arizona, NBC, 17.71 million
  2. The Walking Dead, AMC, 17.03 million
  3. 60 Minutes, CBS, 15.99 million
  4. NCIS, CBS, 14.77 million
  5. NFL Football: Chicago at Green Bay, CBS, 14.202 million
  6. The Big Bang Theory, CBS, 14.196 million
  7. Bull, CBS, 12.29 million
  8. Sunday Night NFL Pre-Kick, NBC, 12.01 million
  9. NCIS: Los Angeles, CBS, 11.4 million
  10. The Voice (Monday), NBC, 11.38 million
  11. Dancing With the Stars, ABC, 10.55 million
  12. The Voice (Tuesday), NBC, 10.54 million
  13. Blue Bloods, CBS, 10.03 million
  14. Major League Baseball NLCS: LA at Chicago, Game 6, Fox Sports, 9.706 million
  15. This is Us, NBC, 9.705 million
  16. NCIS: New Orleans, CBS, 9.53 million
  17. Hawaii Five-0, CBS, 9.51 million
  18. Football Night in America, NBC, 9.15 million
  19. Madam Secretary, CBS, 9.04 million
  20. Presidential Debate Analysis, Fox News Channel, 8.66 million

AUDIO

ON THE PRO AUDIO PAGE…

• GAME 1: World Series Game 1: Rachel Platten sang the national anthem.

• DROP: You might want to write this down cause here comes the inside scoop.

• CUBS SONG: No, not that Cubs song, a different one titled Everybody Loves the Cubs.

• CAMPAIGN AD: Texas county commissioner re-election ad. → October 25 News & Nuggets.


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BITS & BREAKS

BABY VOMIT DRINK FROM STARBUCKS

STUNT: Send someone on a Starbucks run and give this thing a try. Buy a few for people in the store and get audio.

STUNT: Play a prank on one of your co-hosts and have Starbucks dump the worst stuff into a cup and then tell them it’s the Baby Vomit drink.

People have discovered an unofficial Starbucks drink called Baby Vomit. The beverage — which has 17 ingredients — was created by a Starbucks customers and then shared on Reddit. The not-so-appetizing name comes from the appearance and consistency. The Baby Vomit drink at the coffee chain has a green tea base and then shots of everything from pumpkin sauce to sugar free vanilla and hazelnut to coconut milk and a whole host of powders. • IMAGE

It’s a venti iced green tea latte with:

  • 1 pump of sugar-free vanilla syrup
  • 1 pump of sugar-free cinnamon dolce syrup
  • 1 pump of pumpkin sauce
  • 2 pumps of sugar-free hazelnut syrup
  • 1 pump of sugar-free mocha
  • 1 pump of sugar-free caramel syrup
  • Coconut milk
  • 6 scoops of matcha powder
  • Mocha drizzle
  • Light vanilla powder
  • Light Caramel drizzle
  • Light cinnamon powder
  • Light nutmeg powder
  • Salt topping
  • Whipped cream
  • Light ice
  • Pumpkin topping

TWITTER GETS EXTRA SPOOKY WITH #TRUMPAHORRORMOVIE

Trending on Twitter Tuesday was the hashtag #TrumpAHorrorMovie.

• Friday, the 13th Accuser

• The chainsaw, in Texas. What a massacre. Total massacre. Sad!

• Many People are Saying What You Did Last Summer

• I Know What You Did Last Tax Season

• I Know What You Said on the Bus with Billy Bush


FUN & GAMES

TRIVIA: Back in the 1940s and 1950s nearly everyone got it. In 1973 10% of us got it. In 1990s less than 1% of us got it. Got what? (Home milk delivery.)

TRIVIA: For every person in the United States there are two of these. (Credit cards)

37 SECONDS

Editor: The time can be changed to whatever works for your show.

I’ll give you a subject that you have to talk continuously about for 37 seconds without saying “uh” or “um” or without pauses.

The topic you need to talk about is Daylight Saving Time. Ready? Go!


VIDEO OF THE DAY

Robots making tiny springs.


IMAGE OF THE DAY

The United Steaks of America!


source: bitsandpieces.us

DATEBOOK: OCTOBER 27, 2016

This is day 301 of 2016. There are 65 days remaining.

BIRTHDAYS

• John Cleese is 77

• Ivan Reitman is 70

• Simon LeBon (Duran Duran) is 58

• Marla Maples is 53

• Kelly Osbourne is 32

IT HAPPENED TODAY

• 1938: Du Pont announced a name for its new synthetic yarn: nylon.

• 1997: The Dow Jones industrial average tumbled 554.26 points, forcing the stock market to shut down for the first time since the 1981 assassination attempt on President Ronald Reagan.

• 2004: The Boston Red Sox won their first World Series since 1918, beating the St. Louis Cardinals 3-0 in Game 4.

• 2004: A theater in Hamburg, Germany, began offering live commercials for anything from soap to beer to kitchen appliances performed by actors before and after performances.

• 2006: On Long Island, New York, Patrick Conaway donned a ski mask and attempted to hold up a gas station. He made the mistake of not trying the mask on before pulling the heist, and in the middle of the crime he got so frustrated at not being able to see that he pulled the mask up to get a better view. Unfortunately, he also gave the clerk a better view. The clerk recognized him as a former employee of the store.

• 2007: Officials put online a 16 billion pixel image of Leonardo Da Vinci’s “Last Supper”. The high resolution allowed experts to examine details of the 15th century wall painting that they otherwise could not — including traces of drawings Leonardo put down before painting.

• 2014: Walmart said it was sorry for labeling women’s plus-sized Halloween costumes as ‘Fat Girl Costumes’ on its website.

SPECIAL EVENTS

• Cranky Co-workers Day

• Navy Day

• Black Cat Day

• Potato Day

• American Beer Day

UPCOMING

• October 31: Halloween

• November 1: The Butterball Turkey Talk-Line goes live.

• November 2: CMA Awards

• November 6: Daylight Saving Time Ends (fall back one hour)

• November 8: Presidential Election

• November 24: Thanksgiving

• December 25: Christmas

• January 20: Presidential Inauguration

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