INTERPREP ★ SEPTEMBER 22, 2017

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DATEBOOK: SEPTEMBER 22, 2017

This is day 265 of 2017. There are 100 days remaining.

BIRTHDAYS

• Former baseball manager Tommy Lasorda is 90

• Debby Boone is 61

• Andrea Bocelli is 59

• Joan Jett is 59

• Scott Baio is 57

• Bonnie Hunt is 56

• Tatiana Maslany (Orphan Black) is 32

• Tom Felton (Harry Potter films) is 30

IT HAPPENED TODAY

• 1692: The last hangings for witchcraft occurred in the United States.

• 1951: The first live sporting event seen coast-to-coast in the United States, a college football game between Duke and the University of Pittsburgh, was televised on NBC.

• 1975: Sara Jane Moore tries to assassinate U.S. President Gerald Ford, but was foiled by Oliver Sipple.

• 1994: The sitcom Friends debuted on NBC.

• 2001: A London theater dropped plans to hire a duck for a show because it would have to pay a duck four times more than an actor.

• 2003: David Hempleman-Adams become the first person to cross the Atlantic Ocean in an open-air, wicker-basket hot air balloon.

• 2004: The Federal Communications Commission voted to fine CBS a record $550,000 for indecency related to the Super Bowl in which Janet Jackson’s breast was exposed.

• 2006: Texarkana, Arkansas, police went to a home after receiving a report that a man had entered it illegally.  A woman at the home said Tim Smith showed up at her bedroom door and said he was there to get hinky with her. She told him, “I don’t think so” and proceeded to call the cops. Tim didn’t take no for an answer and took his clothes off. He then stole a pair of shoes and fled. Smith was found a short time later running nude through a pasture.

• 2008: The U.S. Mint unveiled the first changes to the penny in 50 years, with Abraham Lincoln’s portrait still on the front, but new designs replacing the Lincoln Memorial on the back.

• 2015: Volkswagen admitted that 11 million cars were wrongly programmed to appear to emit lesser emissions.

SPECIAL EVENTS

• American Business Women’s Day

• Bright Pink Lipstick Day

• Car Free Day

• Elephant  Appreciation Day

• Hobbit Day

• Ice Cream Cone Day

• Centenarian’s Day

• White Chocolate Day

UPCOMING

• September 22: First day of fall (4:02 PM ET)

• September 23: The zodiac sign Libra begins

• October 3: Major League Baseball playoffs begin

• October 31: Halloween (Tuesday)

• November 5: Daylight Saving Time ends

• November 23: Thanksgiving (Thursday)

• December 21: First day of winter


DATEBOOK WEEKEND

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 23

• Julio Iglesias is 74. Bruce Springsteen is 68. Jason Alexander is 58. Chi McBride is 56. Anthony Mackie is 39.

• International Rabbit Day. Hunting and Fishing Day. Museum Day. Public Lands Day. Singles Day. Restless Legs Awareness Day.

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 24

• Lou Dobbs is 72. Kevin Sorbo is 59. Nia Vardalos is 55. Kyle Sullivan (Malcolm in the Middle) is 29.

• Gold Star Mother’s Day. International Day of The Deaf. Punctuation Day.


NUMBER FOR THE DAY

1,772 episodes: Individual episodes of HGTV’s House Hunters since it debuted in 1999.


NEWS ATTACK!

Next week the U.S. Marines Corps is expected to name its first female infantry officer. [That’s strange. I could have sworn some of my old schoolteachers could have laid claim to that distinction.]

An examination of dinosaur poop shows that one dinosaur thought to be a strict herbivore actually ate shellfish. [They found shells and a giant lobster bib.]

A Pennsylvania high school student shot two holes-in-one during one round of golf. [It’s been done before but usually with a joystick.]

The U.S. announced tougher sanctions against North Korea. [Now they can only import the SMOOTH peanut butter.]

Donald Trump made up the name of a country the other day. [The capital is Covfefe.]

Apple’s updated smartwatch has a major glitch that causes trouble when trying to connect to a cellular network. [In other words, you’ve just paid several hundred dollars for what is basically a fancy Casio.]

The latest statistics say that over the past year the number of nuclear weapons around the world has actually dropped. [That means that the global alert level has been lowered to Psychotic.]

MSNBC anchor Lawrence O’Donnell was caught delivering expletive-laden rants at his staff. [He’s just not himself without his Snickers.]

A rich woman at horse show in the Hamptons was spotted trying to kick a horse. [The horse wasted no time in hiring the best lawyer-veterinarian in the country.]

The Death Wish Coffee Company has recalled its Death Wish coffee due to a life-threatening toxin. [Am I the only one who’s confused?]


NEWS & NUGGETS

FACEBOOK HOAX SAYS USERS ARE SECRETLY FOLLOWING YOU _ The latest hoax being spread around Facebook is about how you have followers you didn’t even know about. Snopes says this all started in January of 2017 and at that time the hoax stated that these people were being paid to watch your page, which wasn’t true. Now, the post is talking about how Facebook users are finding a bunch of people they don’t know are following them. The post explains how to go to Facebook and find these people.

… But here is what is really going on. When you do what you are told to find these fake Facebook followers, you are actually just finding people with the string “Me” somewhere in their screen names or profiles, not a list of accounts of people who are secretly following you. Of course, you are going to find a ton of people who have that in their name. You are now blocking random people who aren’t even following you.

THE WORLD IS ENDING SATURDAY _ Been a while since the world was supposed to end, hasn’t it? Four years and nine months to be exact. But according to Christian conspiracy theorist David Meade, it’s finally coming this Saturday (September 23). According to Meade, the author of Planet X: The 2017 Arrival, this is how it’s all going down: Planet Nibiru will swoosh by our planet this weekend, a catastrophic event that will bring about volcanic eruptions, earthquakes and other natural disasters of apocalyptic scale.

… Why September 23rd? Meade’s theory is almost entirely based on biblical numerology and astrology bordering on science fiction, all of which revolves around the number 33. A self-described “specialist in research and investigator,” Meade told the Washington Post: “Jesus lived for 33 years. The name Elohim, which is the name of God to the Jews, was mentioned 33 times [in the Bible]. It’s a very biblically significant, numerologically significant number. I’m talking astronomy. I’m talking the Bible … and merging the two.” Meade’s doomsday also happens to fall on 33 days after the solar eclipse.

… A professor at Wheaton College’s Billy Graham Center says, “There’s no such thing as a Christian numerologist. You basically got a made-up expert in a made-up field talking about a made-up event.”

THE TURKISH TOWN WHERE THE POOR NEVER GO HUNGRY _ Restaurants in a small town in Turkey are offering free meals to those in need, a tradition that has carried on for decades. One restaurant owner in the town of Kalkan says he sets aside three tables each day for those in need — even during busy hours. He says the poor “never fail to come”. According to locals, around 100 people eat for free each day across the whole town, which is home to around 28,000 people.

GENERAL MILLS BRINGING BACK VIBRANT TRIX _ Two years ago, General Mills joined other food companies by declaring it would cut artificial flavors and colors from all of its cereals. But some customers actually like those additives, at least in their Trix. So now the company will once again offer Trix with artificial colors and flavors. General Mills announced Thursday that “Classic Trix” — complete with “vibrant colors,” artificial flavors and coloring — will soon return to grocery store shelves.

… The cereal will come in addition to General Mills’ current version that features no artificial flavors or colors.

AFTER WAVING TO LITTLE GIRL FOR YEARS, CONDUCTOR HAD TO FIND OUT WHY SHE WAS GONE _ Three years ago, Briana Shepard’s business moved to a new location in Tulsa, Oklahoma, that happened to be along train tracks. This meant that every day she and her toddler, named Rio, got front row seats for exciting locomotive action. Watching the passing trains quickly turned into a tradition — trains would pass by, blow their whistles and Rio would run to the business’ window and wave.

… A few weeks ago Rio started school and recently when a man knocked on the store’s door, Briana assumed the stranger in a vibrant yellow shirt with earplugs was a construction worker. She was wrong. He was there to ask about the little girl with the blonde hair that waved to the trains. He was one of the conductors and they’d all been wondering what had happened to her. The conductors said they needed to check to make sure that the child who brightened their days was okay.

TWO WOMEN FIGHT OVER BISCUIT MAKING AT McDONALD’S _ Two employees at a Georgia (Macon) McDonald’s were cited for disorderly conduct after they fought over job assignments. A deputy was sent to the McDonald’s after someone called to say the coworkers were fighting over making biscuits.

‘MOVE BACK TO AFRICA’ FACEBOOK COMMENT GETS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL TEACHER FIRED _ An elementary teacher in Mississippi (Batesville) was fired after making a racist comment on Facebook. Teacher Cammie Rone allegedly made a post berating African Americans for activism and stating they should “move back to Africa.”

STARBUCKS INTRODUCES NEW MAPLE PECAN LATTE _ Fall is really here. On Thursday Starbucks announced that it would debut the new Maple Pecan Latte today (Friday) to celebrate the first day of fall. The company says the beverage is “inspired by classic fall flavors” and it will feature notes of maple syrup, pecan, and brown sugar.

… Dunkin’ Donuts launched Maple Pecan-flavored coffee in August.

DEATH WISH COFFEE RECALLED OVER POSSIBLE DEADLY TOXIN _ Death Wish Coffee Company is issuing a recall of their nitro brew cans because of the potential growth of a deadly toxin. According to the Food and Drug Administration, the company recalled 11oz. Death Wish Nitro Cold Brew cans because the current process could lead to the growth and production of botulin. Botulism is a potentially fatal form of food poisoning and can cause symptoms like weakness, dizziness, double vision, difficult breathing and more.

WE’RE STILL ON TRACK TO EXPERIENCE THE SECOND OR THIRD WARMEST YEAR IN A LONG TIME _ August was among the very warmest on record, according to two new analyses — and the heat is very likely to continue. With less than four months left to go in 2017,  the year will probably come in as second or third warmest on record.

… Two agencies have produced slightly different verdicts for this past August. NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies has found that last month was the second warmest August globally in 137 years of modern record-keeping. NOAA’s National Centers for Environmental Information found that last month was third warmest.

WOMAN CHARTERED PLANE TO RESCUE 300 ANIMALS FROM HURRICANE MARIA _ Sali Gear thought she had time to plan the largest animal rescue mission she’s ever taken on. The Virginia Beach resident co-owns Island Dog Rescue, a local nonprofit that specializes in saving dogs from the U.S. Virgin Islands, where she grew up. After Hurricane Irma devastated St. Thomas, St. John and St. Croix, she planned to fly about 20 animals to the continental U.S. each day over a week. Then Hurricane Maria threatened the Caribbean islands — and her plans. Gear had two days to come up with a way to fly 300 animals to her farm in Virginia Beach. Her solution was to charter a plane — fast — for a $112,000 flight from Miami to rescue the cats and dogs. She also had $5,000 in pet carriers. The animals landed safely Tuesday.

QUICK THINKING NURSE SAVES PATIENT’S LIFE ON FLIGHT _ A nurse’s quick thinking may have saved a man’s life as he was fighting for breath hanging 30,000 feet over the Atlantic. Emma Channing was flying back from a 10-day vacation in Cancun and expecting to land in England when an announcement went out that a man was ill. The man told Emma he had broken his rib while on vacation and suspected it was either sepsis or his lung had expanded when the pressure changed and been punctured on his broken rib. Either way she knew it was really serious. After being joined by a student nurse, Emma went to the flight’s captain and told him they needed to land or her patient could die. The diversion to Canada saved his life. He was suffering from the killer blood infection sepsis.

VIDEO SHOWS WOMAN YELLING ABOUT VETERAN’S SERVICE DOG _ A viral video shows a woman in a Delaware restaurant ranting about a veteran’s service dog. The YouTube video, shot inside Kathy’s Crab House & Family Restaurant, shows a woman is screaming about the animal inside the business. The woman screams, “I’m leaving because the food is nasty and there’s a dog!” Others inside the restaurant fired back at the woman explaining that it was a service animal. Kathy’s Crab House shared an apology on Facebook, saying they were sorry over the embarrassing turn of events: “It is unfortunate that some of the public are not familiar with federal regulations regarding service animals, which, in fact, do permit service animals into establishments such as grocery stores, public buildings and restaurants, giving aid and comfort to their masters in their time of need.”

… The restaurant says they are using this incident as a learning experience by sponsoring a fundraising effort for veterans and service animals. • VIDEO (LOTS OF BAD WORDS)

STUDENTS REJOICE AFTER BYU BEGINS SELLING CAFFEINATED SODA _ For the first time in over 60 years, Brigham Young University will sell caffeinated soft drinks on campus. BYU, which was founded by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and is the largest private religious university in the country, announced the decision on Thursday morning. The school’s director of dining services said the decision to allow caffeinated soda on campus was a response to student demand.

HIGH SCHOOL GOLFER HAS 2 HOLES-IN-ONE IN ROUND _ A Pennsylvania high school golfer got two holes-in-one in the same round. The achievement came during a nine-hole practice round Monday. The National Hold-In-One Registry calculated the odds at 67 million-to-1.

REMEMBER THIS? A YEAR AGO THIS WEEK: U.S. HOMES HAVE A TV ON OVER 8½ HOURS A DAY _ In the average U.S. home, a television set is turned on for more than a third of the day: eight hours, 35 minutes.


WACKY-BUT-TRUE

WACKY-BUT-TRUE: SHOP OWNER FIRES WARNING SHOT, GETS STOLEN BEER BACK _ A Florida (Cocoa) gas station owner chased a man and fired a warning shot, forcing him to return some stolen beer. It was the fourth time the store owner used his gun in defense of his store.

WACKY-BUT-TRUE: DECAPITATED COBRA BITES COOK IN KITCHEN _ A restaurant owner who was making a dish made from cobra meat fell unconscious after the snake bit her — despite having its head chopped off. She was rushed to a hospital where she received anti-venom treatment.

WACKY-BUT-TRUE: PARROT USES VOICE-CONTROLLED GADGET TO PLACE ORDER WITH AMAZON _ In Australia, Buddy the parrot showed he’s a pretty clever boy by mimicking his owner to go shopping using Amazon’s Alexa voice-controlled system. Owner Corienne Pretorius could not figure out how she had requested a $16 set of gift boxes until she realized her African grey had purchased them. The five-year-old pet had impersonated one of her conversations and placed the order while she was out. Buddy activated her Amazon Echo smart speaker, which connects to the internet shopping giant’s artificial intelligence hub.

WACKY-BUT-TRUE: FUNERAL CRASHER TURNS UP AT MEMORIALS AND SWIPES FOOD _ A woman in England (Slough) has been turning up at funerals and wakes and stealing food. She blends in with other mourners and pretends she was a friend or coworker of the deceased. The woman has been showing up for free food for at least 14 years.

WACKY-BUT-TRUE: PASSENGER JET SPEWS PLANE PARTS INTO YARDS _ The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating a Spirit Airlines flight that resulted in plane pieces landing in the yards of area Detroit residents. The flight from Detroit to Atlanta had to return to Detroit Metro Airport after experiencing engine failure. The flight was able to land without incident — except for plane parts landing in yards.

WACKY-BUT-TRUE: POLICE CHARGE TEEN FOR A RAMPAGE IN A STOLEN BULLDOZER _ An 18-year-old in Illinois (Bradley) was stopped and arrested after leading police on a late-night chase in a stolen bulldozer. He’s been charged with attempted murder after crushing a police cruiser. By the time the were able to stop the bulldozer — by chasing it down on foot and wrestling the driver from the machine — it had traveled four miles.

WACKY-BUT-TRUE: BAGGAGE HANDLER SWAPPED HUNDREDS OF TAGS _ A baggage handler at Singapore’s international airport allegedly swapped hundreds of baggage tags, sending luggage to the wrong destination. The handler has been charged with 286 counts of mischief. He swapped tags every day for three months. He gave no reason for why he swapped the tags.

WACKY-BUT-TRUE: LIQUOR STORE BANS CUSTOMERS PAYING WITH ‘SWEATY MONEY’ _ A liquor store in Australia (Perth) put up a sign telling customers they couldn’t pay for alcohol with money fished out of their sweaty underwear and socks. The sign reads: “Due to concerning health reasons, we will no longer be accepting any money that has been concealed in underwear or socks. We are sorry for any inconvenience, cheers for your understanding.” The owner of the liquor store said customers attempting to pay with sweaty money had become a “daily occurrence”.

WACKY-BUT-TRUE: SHOE THIEF MAKES BED _ In Charlotte, North Carolina, someone broke into a woman’s apartment and stole only a pair of shoes. Then the person made the woman’s bed.

WACKY-BUT-TRUE: MAN TEXT MESSAGES OFFICER WITH DRUGS OFFER _ A policeman in West Virginia received an interesting text message. The sender of the message thought he was talking to a friend who had bought drugs from him in the past. Little did he know his friend’s telephone number had since been reallocated — to a police phone. The officer received a message asking if he’d like to by some drugs. The officer replied “yes” and together they agreed a place to meet. When the drug dealer turned up he got a shock — and he was arrested.


ON TELEVISION

FRIDAY

AMERICA’S GOT TALENT (8p ET, NBC) — A 2-hour repeat

MACGYVER (8p ET, CBS) — Repeat

SHARK TANK (8p ET, ABC) — Repeat

MASTERCHEF (8p ET, FOX) — Repeat

SEASON FINALE: MASTERS OF ILLUSION (8p ET, CW) — Two new episodes close out the season.

HAWAII FIVE O (9p ET, CBS) — Repeat

SEASON FINALE: WHAT WOULD YOU DO? (9p ET, ABC) — New

BEAT SHAZAM (9p ET, FOX) — Repeat

PENN AND TELLER: FOOL US (9p ET, CW) — Repeat

20/20 (10p ET, ABC) — New

DATELINE (9p ET, NBC) — New

BLUE BLOODS (10p ET, CBS) — Repeat

MIKE JUDGE PRESENTS: TALES FROM THE TOUR BUS (10p ET, Cinemax) — Mike Judge (creator of King of the Hill and Beavis and Butt-head) narrates this half-hour animated comedy series that recounts on-the-rode adventures of musicians and features animated interviews with former bandmates, friends and other associates, complete with animated reenactments and live-action footage and photos. The premiere focuses on country music outlaw Johnny Paycheck, with the rest of the season covering George Jones & Tammy Wynette (two parts), Jerry Lee Lewis, Billy Joe Shaver, Waylon Jennings (two parts) and Blaze Foley.

FULLER HOUSE (Netflix) — The third season follows the now widowed D.J. Tanner-Fuller, living in her childhood home with younger sister and aspiring musician Stephanie and DJ’s lifelong best friend/fellow single mom Kimmy Gibbler, along with their children. This 18-episode season will be split into two parts, with the second coming in December.

GAGA: FIVE FOOT TWO (Netflix) — This 2017 documentary goes behind the scenes with superstar Lady Gaga.

TRANSPARENT (Amazon) — The fourth season begins

SATURDAY

College football match-ups here.

THE ULTIMATE GUIDE TO SOUNDING SMART (10p ET, History) — This new special reveals the amazing stories and inside information on everything from the beginning of the phone sex industry to America’s favorite cheese and much more.

SUNDAY

NFL Football schedule.

SEASON PREMIERE: 60 MINUTES (7:30p ET, CBS) — Season 50 begins, featuring new correspondent Oprah Winfrey’s first segment.

CELEBRITY FAMILY FEUD (8p ET, ABC) — Celebrity battles in this new episode feature Faith Evans, Ross Mathews, and members of the U.S. Olympic gymnastics and swim teams.

WHO SHOT BIGGIE AND TUPAC? (8p ET, FOX) — Ice-T and Soledad O’Brien lead an investigation into the unsolved murders of hip-hop legends Tupac Shakur and Biggie Smalls.

STAR TREK: DISCOVERY (8:30p ET, CBS) — This prequel series, available exclusively on CBS’ streaming service All Access, get its premiere on CBS tonight. The series is set 10 years before the original 1960s Star Trek and stars Sonequa Martin-Green (The Walking Dead), Jason Isaacs, Doug Jones, Michelle Yeoh, and Anthony Rapp. Other details about the show and the plot are being kept under wraps and the show was not made available for review by critics. The premiere season will be a total of 15 episodes, divided into two chapters. The first eight episodes will run through Nov. 5 and the second will launch sometime in January. The new episodes will be available each Sunday.

SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL (8:30p ET, NBC) — Oakland Raiders at Washington Redskins

SEASON FINALE: STEVE HARVEY’S FUNDERDOME (9p ET, ABC) — New

SEASON FINALE: THE $100,000 PYRAMID (10p ET, ABC) — Celebs playing in this new episode are Taye Diggs, Jenna Fischer, Kal Penn and Abby Elliott.


ENTERTAINMENT

IN THEATERS TODAY _ Kingsman: The Golden Circle is expected to gross $40 million to $45 million in the U.S. and Canada this weekend, pushing It out of the top spot.

Kingsman: The Golden Circle (R) – When their headquarters are destroyed and the world is held hostage, the Kingsman’s journey leads them to the discovery of an allied spy organization in the US. These two elite secret organizations must band together to defeat a common enemy. Taron Egerton, Mark Strong, Halle Berry, Julianne Moore, Colin Firth, Channing Tatum
The LEGO Ninjago Movie (PG) – Six young ninjas are tasked with defending their island home, called Ninjago. Jackie Chan, Fred Armisen, Michael Peña, Justin Theroux
Stronger (R) – The inspiring real life story of Jeff Bauman, an ordinary man who captured the hearts of his city and the world to become a symbol of hope following the infamous 2013 Boston Marathon bombing. Jake Gyllenhaal
Friend Request (R) – A popular college student graciously accepts a social outcast’s online friend request, but soon finds herself fighting a demonic presence that wants to make her lonely by killing her closest friends. Alycia Debnam-Carey, William Moseley

… Opening next weekend: American Made and Flatliners.

RENEE ZELLWEGER SURPRISES ANIMAL RESCUE GROUP _ The animal rescue organization Houston Pets Alive has been busy caring for animals, organizing volunteers and comforting owners faced with giving up their pets because they lost their homes to Hurricane Harvey. One recent busy morning after the hurricane struck, someone tapped Pets Alive founder Andrea Birkelbach on the shoulder to tell her something she never imagined she’d hear: “Just so you know, Renee Zellweger is over there cleaning kennels and doing your laundry.” Sure enough, the actress and native Texan was quietly pitching in. Zellweger was at the animal rescue for four days cleaning crates, doing laundry and walking dogs.

… Zellweger had also volunteered for several days with the group’s sister organization Austin Pets Alive. After over a week of volunteering, the actress flew home to Los Angeles with eight dogs she pledged to place in new homes.

CHRISSY TEIGEN ASKED FOR BROWN BANANAS ON TWITTER _ On Thursday over the lunch hour Chrissy Teigen put out the call. She needed some overripe bananas ASAP. The model, Twitter queen and generally funny and relatable human made the request to her followers on Twitter asking for six “BROWN” bananas from anyone in the greater Los Angeles area. Teigen promised gifts by way of her assistant for whichever loyal fan came through.

… Teigen tweeted: “if u have 6 BROWN bananas in the LA area, I will send my assistant to your home with a signed cookbook, John’s underwear and a Becca palette”

PETER RABBIT TRAILER _ Sony Pictures just released the first look at Peter Rabbit, an upcoming 2018 live action/animated comedy film based on Beatrix Potter’s classic Peter Rabbit children’s stories. The film stars Domhnall Gleeson, Rose Byrne, and Sam Neill, and features the voice talents of James Corden, Margot Robbie, and Daisy Ridley. Peter Rabbit hops into theaters on February 9. • VIDEO

KELLAN LUTZ AND BRITTANY GONZALES ARE ENGAGED _ Kellan Lutz (Emmett Cullen in the Twilight films) is engaged to girlfriend Brittany Gonzales, a TV host. The two met in 2016 and first appeared on each other’s Instagram pages last winter.

SNL ANNOUNCES FIRST 3 SETS OF HOSTS AND MUSICAL ACTS _ Fresh on the heels of multiple Emmy Award wins, Saturday Night Live has announced its first three sets of hosts and musical performers for the 2017-18 season.

• September 30 – Ryan Gosling and Jay Z

• October 7 – Gal Gadot and Sam Smith

• October 14 – Kumail Nanjiani (The Big Sick) and Pink

MARK HAMILL AMONG TRIO TO JOIN CAST OF NETFLIX SERIES TROLLHUNTERS _ Mark Hamill, Lena Headey, and David Bradley have been cast in Season 2 of Guillermo del Toro‘s animated Netflix series Trollhunters. Hamill will play an evil older brother to one of the Trollhunting team, Headey will play an evil sorceress, and Bradley will voice a mysterious figure with magical powers. The 13-episode second season of Trollhunters will premier on Netflix later this year.

CORY BOOKER NOT FATHER OF MINDY KALING’S BABY _ New Jersey Senator Cory Booker isn’t the father of Mindy Kaling’s unborn baby, despite an inaccurate new report. Back in March, Kaling and Booker had a somewhat flirty, yet humorous exchange on Twitter about setting up a date. But the senator later clarified in an interview with Vanity Fair, “I want to sort of take the romantic aspect out of it and talk more about how she’s amazing.” It’s unclear if the pair ever actually went out together.

… The blog MediaTakeOut is now speculating that Booker is the father of the actress’s soon-to-be-born child. But sources say it’s inaccurate.

MATTHEW BRODERICK IS PLAYING OLD RALPHIE IN A CHRISTMAS STORY LIVE MUSICAL _ Matthew Broderick has been hired to play the adult version of Ralphie Parker in A Christmas Story Live, which will air on Fox this holiday season.


AUDIO

Find these audio files on the Pro Audio page.

MYSTERY VOICE: Mark Hamill

LAWRENCE O’DONNELL: MSNBC anchor Lawrence O’Donnell wants the hammering to stop.

FULL HOUSE IS 30 ON FRIDAY: The Fuller House theme song


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BITS & BREAKS

THE MOST FAMOUS BAND FORMED THE YEAR YOU WERE BORN

What band was formed the year you were born? Find out here.

LIBRA

The zodiac sign Libra begins tomorrow (September 23). Libras were born September 23-October 22.

• Libra strengths: Cooperative, diplomatic, gracious, fair-minded and social

• Libra weaknesses: Indecisive, avoid confrontations, carry a grudge, self-pity

• Libra likes: Harmony, gentleness, sharing with others, the outdoors

• Libra dislikes: Violence, injustice, loudmouths, conformity

• People born under the sign of Libra are peaceful, fair, and they hate being alone. Partnership is very important for them, as their mirror and someone giving them the ability to be the mirror themselves. These individuals are fascinated by balance and symmetry, they are in a constant chase for justice and equality, realizing through life that the only thing that should be truly important to themselves in their own inner core of personality. This is someone ready to do nearly anything to avoid conflict, keeping the peace whenever possible

WHAT YOUR ZODIAC SIGN LOVES ABOUT HALLOWEEN

Source: YourTango

• Aries: They dig traditions.

• Taurus: Sweet treats.

• Gemini: Partying with pals.

• Cancer: Taking the reins.

• Leo: hosting a party.

• Virgo: Gotta have a plan.

• Libra: Being scared.

• Scorpio: Rocking the darkness.

• Sagittarius: Pranking

• Capricorn: Nothing.

• Aquarius: Reading horror stories.

• Pisces: Enjoying a movie night in.

THINGS TO NEVER ASK YOUR GIRLFRIEND OR WIFE

AskMen.com offers these tips.

• “What’s for dinner?” — Of course, you’re going to have to ask this question from time to time. But throwing on an apron and having dinner waiting for her when she gets home from work once in a while gives you the political capital to ask without fear of reprisal.

• “Can I borrow some money?” — Asking her to lend you money completely shatters her faith in you to provide this basic function. She will question your money sense, your fiscal responsibility, heck, even your manhood. Ask a buddy, take out a loan, get another job — do anything but hit your girl up for cash.

• “How many men have you slept with?” — What’s wrong with asking this question? First of all, it is none of your business; and secondly, you might not be happy with what you hear. Her answer could have far-reaching implications, tainting her in your eyes and really throwing a wrench into your future.

• “Are you wearing that?” — Girls agonize over their outfits, taking great care in choosing every layer and accessory. So if she comes out of the bedroom for a night out and you pop off with this gem of a question, you are just inviting the mother of all battles. If her clothes are really heinous, you can suggest switching plans to stay home for a quiet night in. Otherwise, bite your tongue, tell her she looks beautiful and plan secretly to ruin the offending outfit the next time you do laundry.

• “Why don’t you join the gym?” — When your lady is complaining about how out of shape she is or how her clothes don’t fit, tell her how wrong she is and offer only words of encouragement. Anything outside of this is a prospective time bomb waiting to explode, especially this seemingly practical suggestion.


FUN & GAMES

TRIVIA: Worldwide, this happens 600 times every second. (Cash is taken out of ATMs)

TRIVIA: A study showed that a man can add about 3 years to his life by doing what once a week? (Going to church.)

MYSTERY VOICE

Q: Who is this?

A: Mark Hamill


VIDEO OF THE DAY

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Fun with drones and trains.

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Relax and pet your dog.


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DATEBOOK: SEPTEMBER 25, 2017

This is day 268 of 2017. There are 97 days remaining.

BIRTHDAYS

• Barbara Walters is 88

• Michael Douglas (Ant-Man) is 73

• Model Cheryl Tiegs is 70

• Anson Williams (Happy Days) is 68

• Mark Hamill is 66

• Michael Madsen is 59

• Heather Locklear is 56

• Former NBA star Scottie Pippen is 52

• Will Smith is 49

• Hal Sparks (Queer as Folk) is 48

• Catherine Zeta-Jones is 48

• Donald Glover is 34

• Zach Woods (Silicon Valley, Gabe in The Office) is 33

IT HAPPENED TODAY

• 1789: The first United States Congress adopted 12 amendments to the Constitution and sent them to the states for ratification. (Ten of the amendments became the Bill of Rights.)

• 1911: Ground was broken for Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.

• 1981: Sandra Day O’Connor was sworn in as the first female justice on the U.S. Supreme Court.

• 2001: Michael Jordan announced he was returning to basketball with the NBA’s Washington Wizards.

• 2006: The Louisiana Superdome reopened for a New Orleans Saints game.

• 2006: Four Detroit carjackers stole an inoperable vehicle from a woman waiting for a tow truck to arrive. Undeterred by a flat tire — or the victim’s cell phone — the masked crooks got behind the wheel and attempted to outrun police. They couldn’t.

• 2013: Oracle Team USA defeated Team New Zealand 9-8 to win the America’s Cup.

SPECIAL EVENTS

• Three months until Christmas!

• Family Day

• One-Hit Wonder Day

• Pharmacists Day

• Comic Book Day – Not to be confused with Free Comic Book Day

• Lobster Day

• Food Service Workers Day

UPCOMING

• October 3: Major League Baseball playoffs begin

• October 31: Halloween (Tuesday)

• November 5: Daylight Saving Time ends

• November 23: Thanksgiving (Thursday)

• December 21: First day of winter