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Are Brad and Angelina Already Married?
ANGELINA JOLIE was spotted over the weekend in Australia, with what appears to be a NEW gold band on her ring finger. She's wearing it along with the engagement ring BRAD PITT gave her last year. (Here's a picture.)
Jay Z Says He Could Have Snagged Beyoncé Even if He Wasn't a Famous Rapper
JAY Z says he still could have snagged BEYONCÉ if he wasn't famous . . . quote, "If I'm as cool as I am, yes. But she's a charming Southern girl, you know, she's not impressed . . . But I would have definitely had to be this cool." He also says his 18-month-old daughter Blue Ivy loves his latest album.
Lamar Odom Went to Visit Khloe Kardashian Yesterday
LAMAR ODOM was spotted yesterday at the home he used to share with his wife KHLOE KARDASHIAN. There's no word what went down.
He looked pretty thin, though, and sources claim he's still on drugs. Apparently, he's even started FREEBASING.
Meanwhile, Khloe did a chat with her Facebook fans yesterday. One of them praised Khloe for hanging tough during "hard times", and Khloe replied, quote, "I'm trying my best! Kisses."
Amanda Bynes is Schizophrenic and Bipolar
RadarOnline.com is reporting that AMANDA BYNES has been diagnosed as both schizophrenic and bipolar. A source says, quote, "The bright side is that Amanda can lead a long, normal life, as long as she takes her medication.
"Doctors at the treatment facility are still working to get Amanda therapeutic meds and she's responding to the medications she is being given to treat her dual diagnosis."
Miley Cyrus' Ex-Boyfriend Nick Jonas Says Miley Cyrus is "Very Smart" and Her "VMA" Performance Was "Funny"
The JONAS BROTHERS weighed in on MILEY CYRUS in a recent interview. NICK JONAS . . . who used to date Miley . . . said she's "very smart", and added that her "VMA" performance was "funny". But JOE JONAS said, quote, "It wasn't my favorite performance of hers."
"The Crazy Ones", "The Blacklist", and "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D" Made the List of the Top 20 Shows in the Ratings
"Sunday Night Football" was last week's most-watched show. It won the week with 20.5 million viewers, but it was a close battle for the top three spots. "The Big Bang Theory" was second with 20.4 million, and "NCIS" returned with 20 million in third.
Here are the top 20 shows:
1. "Sunday Night Football: New England at Atlanta", NBC, 20.5 million viewers. The Patriots beat the Falcons, 30-23.
2. Fans of CBS's "The Big Bang Theory, got a two-episode 7th season premiere. The first episode drew 20.4 million viewers.
3. The 11th season premiere of "NCIS", CBS, 20 million viewers.
4. The second episode of "The Big Bang Theory" premiere, CBS, 19 million viewers.
5. The 5th season premiere of "NCIS: Los Angeles", CBS, 16.4 million viewers.
6. The series premiere of "The Crazy Ones", CBS, 15.5 million viewers.
7. Monday's 5th season premiere of "The Voice", NBC, 15 million viewers.
8. Tuesday night's episode of "The Voice", NBC, 14.4 million viewers.
9. "Monday Night Football: Oakland at Denver", ESPN, 13.9 million viewers. The Broncos beat the Raiders, 37-21.
10. "Dancing with the Stars", ABC, 13.6 million viewers.
11. "The OT", Fox, 12.9 million viewers.
12. The series premiere of "The Blacklist", NBC, 12.6 million viewers.
13. The 3rd season premiere of "Person of Interest", CBS, 12.4 million viewers.
14. The series premiere of "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D", ABC, 12.1 million viewers.
15. The 4th season premiere of "Blue Bloods", CBS, 11.7 million viewers.
16. The 5th season premiere of "Modern Family", ABC, 11.7 million viewers.
17. The 11th season premiere of "Two and a Half Men", CBS, 11.6 million viewers.
18. The 6th season premiere of "Castle", ABC, 11.5 million viewers.
19. "Football Night in America", NBC, 11.4 million viewers.
20. The 9th season premiere of "Criminal Minds", CBS, 11.3 million viewers.
And, of course, the "Breaking Bad" series finale broke ratings records with a whopping 10.3 million viewers. But actually, AMC's other hit show, "The Walking Dead", got more than that during last season's finale in April when it scored 12.4 million.
Ratings for All Eleven New Shows That Premiered Last Week
Eleven new shows premiered last week. The new Robin Williams sitcom "The Crazy Ones" outperformed the rest with 15.5 million viewers. It destroyed "The Michael J. Fox Show", which premiered in the same time slot with only 7.2 million viewers.
"The Crazy Ones", "The Blacklist" and "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D" were the only three debuts to crack the Top 20. Here's a summary of how the new shows did in the ratings:
• The series premiere of "The Crazy Ones" attracted 15.5 million viewers. That's the sitcom starring Robin Williams and Sarah Michelle Gellar as father and daughter.
• The series premiere of "The Blacklist" got 12.6 million viewers. James Spader plays a criminal who blackmails the FBI into helping him stop terrorists.
• The series premiere of "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D" also opened strong with 12.1 million viewers. This was ABC's best drama debut in four years.
• The series premiere of the ABC sitcom "The Goldbergs" got 9 million viewers.
• The series premiere of James Caan's little league sitcom, "Back in the Game", attracted 8 million viewers.
• The series premiere of Anna Faris' sitcom "Mom" drew a decent 8 million viewers.
• The series premiere of "The Michael J. Fox Show" attracted 7.5 million viewers.
• The series premiere of the new Toni Collette drama, "Hostages" got a disappointing 7.4 million viewers. Dylan McDermott from "The Practice" plays the bad guy.
• The series premiere of "Trophy Wife" attracted 6.7 million viewers. That one stars Malin Akerman as Bradley Whitford's third wife.
• The series premiere of "Lucky 7" drew 4.4 million viewers. It's an ABC drama about seven gas station employees who win the lottery.
• The series premiere of Showtime's "Masters of Sex" got just shy of 1 million viewers.
All the Other Season Premieres . . . Including "Elementary", "The Mentalist", "Glee", and "Hawaii Five-0"
A lot of your favorite shows had their season premieres last week. "The Big Bang Theory" edged out "NCIS" as the most-watched season premiere . . . and half of the Top 20 were returning shows. Here's how the OTHER premieres did in the ratings:
• The 2nd season premiere of "Elementary" attracted 10.2 million viewers.
• The 6th season premiere of "The Mentalist" had 9.7 million viewers.
• The 15th season premiere of "Law & Order: SVU" attracted 9.6 million viewers.
• The 4th season premiere of "Hawaii Five-0" attracted 9.5 million viewers.
• The 9th season premiere of "How I Met Your Mother" got 9.4 million viewers.
• The 10th season premiere of "Grey's Anatomy" had 9.3 million viewers.
• The 5th season premiere of "The Good Wife" had 9.2 million viewers.
• The 14th season premiere of "CSI" attracted 9.1 million viewers.
• The 3rd season premiere of "2 Broke Girls" attracted 8.9 million viewers.
• The 2nd season premiere of "Chicago Fire" drew 8.9 million viewers.
• The 5th season premiere of "The Middle" attracted 8.9 million viewers.
• The 23rd season premiere of "The Amazing Race" had 8.6 million viewers.
• The 3rd season premiere of "Once Upon A Time" had 8.5 million viewers.
• The 5th season premiere of "Undercover Boss" attracted 8.2 million viewers.
• The 3rd season premiere of "Revenge" had 8.1 million viewers.
• The 2nd season premiere of "Revolution" attracted 6.8 million viewers.
• The 2nd season premiere of "Nashville" attracted 6.5 million viewers.
• The season premiere of "Dateline NBC" attracted 6.5 million viewers.
• The 25th season premiere of "The Simpsons" had 6.4 million viewers.
• The 27th season premiere of "48 Hours" attracted 6 million viewers.
• The 12th season premiere of "Family Guy" had 5.2 million viewers.
• The series premiere of Stuart Townsend's "Betrayal" had 5.2 million viewers.
• The 5th season premiere of "Parenthood" attracted 5.1 million viewers.
• The 5th season premiere of "Glee" attracted 5 million viewers.
• The 4th season premiere of "Bob's Burgers" had 4.5 million viewers.
• The season premiere of "Masterchef: Junior Edition" attracted 4.3 million viewers.
• The 9th season premiere of "American Dad" had 4.3 million viewers.
• The 6th season premiere of "Parks & Recreation" attracted 3.3 million viewers.
• The 17th season premiere of "South Park" attracted 2.9 million viewers.
• The 3rd season premiere of "Homeland" had 1.9 million viewers.
Wednesday TV Reminders:
• "The X Factor" [Auditions] . . . 8:00 to 10:00 P.M. on Fox.
• "Arrow: Year One" . . . 8:00 to 9:00 P.M. on the CW. A recap of the first season and a preview of what's to come in season two.
• "Wendy Williams: How You Doin', Broadway?!". . . 8:00 to 9:00 P.M. on TVGN. Wendy Williams takes a part in the Broadway production of "Chicago".
• "Law & Order: SVU" . . . 9:00 to 10:00 P.M. on NBC. This is the one that taps into the Paula Deen and Trayvon Martin headlines. Cybill Shepherd plays a famous chef who's charged with murder after shooting an unarmed black teenager.
• "Criminal Minds" . . . 9:00 to 10:00 P.M. on CBS. Camryn Manheim from "The Practice" guest stars as a mother who kills women that resemble her son's ex.
• "Super Fun Night" [Series Premiere] . . . 9:30 to 10:00 P.M. on ABC. Rebel Wilson stars as a junior attorney who has a standing date night with her two best girl friends until a promotion and a handsome attorney join the mix.
• "Nashville" . . . 10:00 to 11:00 P.M. on ABC. Oliver Hudson from "Rules of Engagement" guests as Edgehill's new chief.
• "Ironside" [Series Premiere] . . . 10:00 to 11:00 P.M. on NBC. Blair Underwood stars as Robert Ironside, a homicide detective with a shattered spine who works from a wheelchair. Kelsey Grammer's daughter, Spencer Grammer, is also in it.
• "The Bridge" [1st Season Finale] . . . 10:00 to 11:00 P.M. on FX.
• "A Young Doctor's Notebook" [Series Premiere] . . . 10:00 to 11:00 P.M. on Ovation. Jon Hamm and Daniel Radcliffe play older and younger versions of the same doctor in this dark comedy set in 20th century Russia during the revolution.
• "Miley: The Movement" . . . 10:00 to 11:00 P.M. on MTV. If you aren't sick of Miley Cyrus yet, MTV tries to capture her evolving identity and her transformation into a twerking, tongue-obsessed trollop.
• "South Park" . . . 10:00 to 10:30 P.M. on Comedy Central. In an attempt to keep their parents from hurting each other, the boys use "Minecraft" to distract them.
• "Top Chef" [11th Season Premiere] . . . 10:00 to 11:00 P.M. on Bravo.
• "Too Young To Marry?" [1st Season Finale] . . . 10:00 to 11:00 P.M. on Oxygen.
• "Watch What Happens: Live" . . . 11:00 to 11:30 P.M. on Bravo. Rebel Wilson ("Super Fun Night") and Jerry O'Connell ("We Are Men") are guests.
• "Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell" . . . 11:00 to 11:30 P.M. on FXX. Comedian Hannibal Buress guests.
Early Morning Show Guests:
• "The Today Show" - Blair Underwood ("Ironside"), Anthony Mackie ("Runner Runner"), David Arquette, chef Padma Lakshmi, and authors Valorie Burton ("Happy Women Live Better") and Laura Wasser ("It Doesn't Have to Be That Way: How to Divorce Without Destroying Your Family or Bankrupting Yourself").
• "Good Morning America" - Alicia Keys and Jennifer Hudson ("The Inevitable Defeat of Mister and Pete"), Rebel Wilson ("Super Fun Night") and beauty expert Gretta Monahan for her book "Style and the Successful Girl".
• "CBS This Morning" - Sarah Michelle Gellar ("The Crazy Ones"), Condoleezza Rice, Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg, and author Rick Pitino ("The One-Day Contract: How to Add Value to Every Minute of Your Life").
Mid-Morning Show Guests:
• "Live! With Kelly and Michael" - Rebel Wilson ("Super Fun Night"), Blair Underwood ("Ironside"), and animal expert Peter Gros.
• "The View" - Jennifer Hudson ("The Inevitable Defeat of Mister and Pete"), Charles Esten ("Nashville"), and relationship columnist Dan Savage. Jason Biggs ("Orange Is the New Black") co-hosts.
• "Rachael Ray" - Chefs Josh Capon and Marc Murphy demonstrate how to stretch one meal into three different recipes.
This Afternoon On TV:
• "Ellen DeGeneres" - Jessica Alba ("A.C.O.D."), Jenna Dewan-Tatum ("Witches of East End"), 4-year-old Kai Langer, and "New Girl's" Max Greenfield guest DJs. Music Guest: Chris Young.
• "The Talk" - Thomas Gibson ("Criminal Minds") and chef Melissa D'Arabian.
• "Katie Couric" - Brooke Elliott ("Drop Dead Diva") and celebrity divorce lawyer Laura Wasser.
• "Steve Harvey" - "Days of our Lives" starsEric Martsolf and Shawn Christian, plus author Amy McCready ("If I Have to Tell You One More Time...: The Revolutionary Program That Gets Your Kids To Listen Without Nagging...").
• "Dr. Phil" - "A Night of Drinking, a Lifetime of Regret". The only survivor of a drunk-driving accident that left two of her friends dead.
• "Dr. Oz Show" - "The 10 Things About Heart Disease Every Woman Must Know".
• "Wendy Williams" - Raquel and Angela Raiola ("Miami Monkey"). Music Guest: Tristan "Mack" Wilds.
• "Bethenny" - Tia Mowry ("Instant Mom"),Kathy Wakile ("The Real Housewives of New Jersey"), Jenni Pulos ("Interior Therapy With Jeff Lewis"), Jason Derulo and author Jill Smokler ("Motherhood Comes Naturally (and Other Vicious Lies)").
• "Queen Latifah Show" - Mayim Bialik ("The Big Bang Theory"), NBA legend Magic Johnson and chef Sunny Anderson.
(You can preview Thursday's daytime schedule here.)
Tonight's Late Night Talk Shows:
• "Letterman" - Kerry Washington ("Scandal") and Ariel Tweto ("Flying Wild Alaska"). Music Gust: Yoko Ono and Plastic Ono Band.
• "Jimmy Kimmel" - Tim Allen ("Toy Story of Terror"). Music Guest: Kenny Rogers.
• "The Tonight Show" - Kathy Griffin and Newt Gingrich for his book "Victory at Yorktown: A Novel (George Washington)". Music Guest: Demi Lovato.
• "Jimmy Fallon" - Paul Giamatti ("Parkland") and Anthony Mackie ("Runner Runner"). Music Guest: MS MR.
• "Carson Daly" - Astronaut Buzz Aldrin and the alt rock band The Indecent. Music Guest: Big Black Delta. (REPEAT)
• "Arsenio" - Tony Goldwyn ("Scandal"), J.B. Smoove ("The Millers"), and comedienne Iliza Shlesinger.
• "Conan" - Cee Lo Green ("The Voice") and Stephen Merchant ("Hello Ladies"). Music Guest: Goodie Mob.
• "Craig Ferguson" - Robin Williams ("The Crazy Ones").
• "Chelsea Lately" - Jenna Dewan-Tatum ("Witches of East End").
• "Jon Stewart" - Sandra Bullock ("Gravity").
• "The Colbert Report" - Author Chris Matthews ("Tip and the Gipper: When Politics Worked").
Your Gadgets Are Ruining Your Posture . . . and the More You Text, the Worse You Sleep
According to a new survey, 84% of people between 18 and 24 have BACK issues because they spend so much time hunched over their iPads and smartphones. And they miss one-and-a-half more days of work each year because of it. Meanwhile, another study found that people who TEXT a lot don't sleep as well, because they're more likely to answer text messages in the middle of the night.
Do Men Handle the Flu Worse Than Women?
Are men worse at handling the flu than women? In a new survey, BOTH genders say . . . YES. Only 41% of men and 16% of women say that men handle the flu the same as women.
The Three Biggest Reasons Men Are Afraid to Approach Women
A new survey asked single men if they find they're sometimes AFRAID to approach women . . . or even ALWAYS afraid to approach women. And the majority of men said . . . ABSOLUTELY.
But you already knew that. Thankfully, they also asked guys WHY. And the top three reasons men are afraid to approach women are:
1. Not knowing how to start a conversation.
2. Not knowing how to talk to just one woman when she's with a group of friends.
3. Being intimidated by her LOOKS. (PR Newswire)
What Worries You More: Old Relatives Driving . . . or Drunk Relatives Driving?
Here's a good hypothetical question. Who scares you more behind the wheel: Your elderly parents? Or family members who've been DRINKING?
A new survey found people are actually MORE worried about older relatives driving than family members who've been drinking. About three out of five people said their elderly PARENTS were a bigger risk.
BUT . . . everyone's DREADING that conversation with their mom or dad when it's time to tell them it might not be safe to keep driving. 46% think their parents will be HURT, and 22% think it will inspire them to KEEP driving even MORE. (ABC 27 - Harrisburg)
Playing Air Guitar Makes You a Better Musician?
Believe it or not, a new study has found that playing AIR GUITAR makes you better at REAL guitar, and singing in the shower makes you a better singer. In both cases, it's because you're not TRYING to improve, you're just getting into the music . . . and that's when breakthroughs are most likely to happen.
What's the Most Embarrassing Thing You've Done When You Thought You Were Alone . . . But Weren't?
What's the most embarrassing thing you've done when you thought you were alone . . . but weren't? Two of the best ones we've heard are a guy who was pretending to be a Velociraptor from "Jurassic Park" in the hallways at work, before he realized there were security cameras . . . and a guy who got into a barking war with dogs in a parked car before he realized there were people in the backseat.
The Top 10 Things We Try Once . . . Then Give Up on Forever
1. Roller skating or Rollerblading.
6. Standing in a long line for a sale, like on Black Friday.
8. Going to the gym.
9. Boy Scouts or Girl Scouts.
10. Hitchhiking. (Daily Star)
A Man Calls 911 to Report His Girlfriend Is on Fire . . . and the 911 Dispatcher Laughs?
Last week, a guy in Arizona got into an accident where his car and his GIRLFRIEND both caught on fire. So he called 911 . . . and the dispatcher LAUGHED. When the guy called her out, she said she was laughing at something ELSE. Rescue crews arrived, and the girlfriend is recovering, but the sheriff's department is investigating the dispatcher.
Samantha Barks - 23 (Eponine in Anne Hathaway's "Les Miserables".)
Camilla Belle - 27 (The babysitter in the remake of "When A Stranger Calls" . . . and Evolet in that prehistoric flick "10,000 B.C.") (She used to have a chaste-yet-romantic relationship with Joe Jonas. Whoever she's dating now probably isn't as cute, but at least she gets to nail him.)
Paul Teutul Jr. - 39 ("American Chopper")
Efren Ramirez - 40 (Pedro in "Napoleon Dynamite".)
TIFFANY - 42 (Surgically enhanced bubblegum pop star of the '80s. She now does battle with a large array of mutated creatures . . . including Debbie Gibson . . . on the Syfy channel.)
Kelly Ripa - 43 ("Live with Kelly & Michael".)
Freddie Jackson - 57 (Soulful mini-chubby. Biggest Hit: 1985's "You Are My Lady".)
Philip Oakey - 58 (Singer for the Human League. Biggest Hit: 1981's "Don't You Want Me?".)
Lorraine Bracco - 59 (Dr. Jennifer Melfi on "The Sopranos", and Karen Hill in "Goodfellas". She used to be married to Harvey Keitel . . . AND to the beautiful Edward James Olmos. Now she's Angie Harmon's mom on "Rizzoli and Isles".)
Avery Brooks - 65 (Captain Sisko on "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine".)
Don McLean - 68 (Biggest Hit: 1971's "American Pie".)
Rex Reed - 75 (Gay shoplifting movie critic.)
PROOF - Would have been 40 - (1973 - 2006) (D12 member who was killed in a shoot-out at an after-hours Detroit nightclub after killing the bouncer's cousin.)
George "Spanky" McFarland - (1928 - 1993) (Leader of the Little Rascals.)
Groucho Marx - (1890 - 1977)
Bud Abbott - (1895 - 1974) (Straight man in Abbott & Costello.)
Mahatma Gandhi - (1869 - 1948) (Indian political and spiritual leader [dots, not feathers]. Mahatma means "Great Souled".)
Countdown to Upcoming Events
• 11 days to "The Walking Dead"
• 14 days until Boss's Day
• 29 days until Halloween
• 32 days until Daylight Savings Ends
• 57 days until Thanksgiving
• 1,206 days left of "Hope and Change"
Back in the day....
142 years ago . . . in 1871 - Naughty Mormon leader BRIGHAM YOUNG was ARRESTED FOR POLYGAMY at the age of 70.
85 years ago . . . in 1928 - Eight songs were recorded at VICTOR RECORD STUDIOS in NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE . . . the first songs to be recorded in Music City, USA.
63 years ago . . . in 1950 - The first "Peanuts" comic strip featuring CHARLIE BROWN and SNOOPY appeared in nine newspapers under the name "Li'l Folks".
55 years ago . . . in 1958 - The Hanna-Barbera cartoon characters YOGI BEAR and HUCKLEBERRY HOUND debuted on TV.
54 years ago . . . in 1959 - Chevy debuted its rear-engine compact car, THE CORVAIR.
54 years ago . . . in 1959 - "The Twilight Zone", created and hosted by ROD SERLING, debuted on CBS.
46 years ago . . . in 1967 - Shockingly, all six members of the GRATEFUL DEAD were arrested for possession of REEFER. DON'T TAKE DRUGS.
46 years ago . . . in 1967 - THURGOOD MARSHALL was sworn in as the first black Supreme Court Justice.
42 years ago . . . in 1971 - "SOOOOOOUL TRAIN" PREMIERED IN SYNDICATION.
31 years ago . . . in 1982 - "Jack & Diane" by JOHNNY "THE COUGAR" MELLENCAMP hit #1 on the pop singles chart.
28 years ago . . . in 1985 - ROCK HUDSON died in his Beverly Hills home at age 59 after a battle with AIDS.
19 years ago . . . in 1994 - JOHNNY "THE COUGAR" MELLENCAMP confirmed he had suffered a heart attack . . . thanks to his 4-pack-a-day habit and a cholesterol level of 300.
18 years ago . . . in 1995 - CHICAGO'S WCKG DROPPED THE COWARD STERN RADIO SHOW.
18 years ago . . . in 1995 - O.J. SIMPSON trial jurors stunned the courtroom and the nation by reaching a verdict in the eight-month murder trial in less than four hours. (Their RIDICULOUS decision was kept secret until the next day.)
18 years ago . . . in 1995 - Fueled by her rage at "Full House" star Dave Coulier, ALANIS MORISSETTE'S "Jagged Little Pill" reached the top of the "Billboard" albums chart, giving MADONNA'S Maverick label its first #1 title.
17 years ago . . . in 1996 - MARK FUHRMAN was given three years' probation and fined $200 after pleading no contest to perjury . . . for denying at O.J. Simpson's criminal trial that he had used a certain racial slur in the past decade.
15 years ago . . . in 1998 - Hollywood legend GENE AUTRY, The Singing Cowboy, died three days after his 91st birthday.
8 years ago . . . in 2005 - BRAD PITT'S divorce from JENNIFER ANISTON became final, leaving him free to explore ANGELINA JOLIE'S nether regions, guilt free.
8 years ago . . . in 2005 - Comedy legend NIPSEY RUSSELL, who you may remember as the Tinman in "The Wiz", died of cancer at the age of 80.
8 years ago . . . in 2005 - The first regular season NFL game outside of the United States took place when the Arizona Cardinals beat the San Francisco 49ers 31-14 in Mexico City, Mexico.