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Samuel L. Jackson Lost His Virginity When He was 10 or 11
Somehow, this doesn't surprise me: SAMUEL L. JACKSON tells "Playboy" magazine that he was 10 or 11 when he lost his virginity. It happened at a relative's farm in Georgia.
He says, quote, "There was a family of girls who lived through the woods from us, and we all used to meet at this creek and swim naked. I was about 10 or 11. I think two of the girls were about 14, 15, so that's when it happened."
Robert Pattinson Has a New Girlfriend
ROBERT PATTINSON reportedly has a new girlfriend. He was spotted at a friend's birthday party Saturday night with a "mystery brunette." A witness says, quote, "Their hands were all over each other."
The source adds, quote, "She's really sweet and [has a] girl next door vibe. Rob is actually really nice and humble. They're a perfect match."
Jessica Alba Was More Critical of Her Body When She Was Hotter
As a 32-year-old mother of two, JESSICA ALBA is more confident in her body than ever before. She says, quote, "I was a lot more critical of my body when it was probably pretty awesome. Why did I not ever wear jean shorts? That's so crazy. I was so skinny. I didn't have any cellulite . . . what was I thinking?"
Get an Outgoing Phone Message from Bryan Cranston, Jack Black, Jim Parsons or Cher . . . and Support Autism Research
: The charity Autism Speaks is giving you the opportunity to have an outgoing message of your choice recorded by a celebrity. It costs $299, but all that money goes to the charity. The celebrities include "Breaking Bad" star Bryan Cranston, Jack Black, Jim Parsons from "The Big Bang Theory", Adam West, Cher, Peter Dinklage, Mark Hamill and sportscaster Vin Scully.
Did Jacoby Jones of the Baltimore Ravens Get Busted Over the Head With a Liquor Bottle By a Stripper?
Baltimore Ravens wide receiver JACOBY JONES got busted over the head with a liquor bottle by a stripper on a party bus. Several Ravens were out celebrating the birthday of offensive tackle BRYANT MCKINNIE . . . who ended up scuffling with another guy. Everybody was at practice Sunday night, and coach JOHN HARBAUGH chewed them out.
Jeff Daniels Says There Are Things in the "Dumb & Dumber" Sequel That Will Make the Toilet Scene Look Lame
One of the most disgusting . . . and most HILARIOUS . . . scenes in the original "Dumb & Dumber" is the TOILET SCENE.
That's the scene in which JIM CARREY slips JEFF DANIELS a powerful laxative . . . then Jeff EXPLODES in the bathroom of a woman they're both going after. To his horror, he realizes too late that the toilet DOESN'T FLUSH.
Well, Jeff says you haven't seen anything yet . . . quote, "There are some things we're going to do in [the sequel] that are going to make the toilet scene look lame."
Does "The Hunger Games" Rip Off "The Running Man"? Here's a Parody Sung by a Fake Arnold Schwarzenegger
An ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER impersonator did a parody song and video called "[Eff] You, The Hunger Games" . . . which points out all the similarities between "The Hunger Games" and the 1987 Schwarzenegger classic "The Running Man".
Check it out here.
Netflix Has Come Up with a Way for You to Remain on Twitter . . . Without Having to Worry About "Breaking Bad" Spoilers
Netflix has created a site at SpoilerFoiler.com, where you can have Tweets involving "Breaking Bad" CENSORED, so this Sunday's finale isn't spoiled for you. There are a few flaws, but the concept is cool. And it's FREE . . . because they basically just did it to remind everyone that they have the show's previous seasons available for streaming.
Tuesday TV Reminders:
• "The Voice" [Blind Auditions] . . . 8:00 to 10:00 P.M. on NBC.
• "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." [Series Premiere] . . . 8:00 to 9:00 P.M. on ABC. Clark Gregg reprises his role of S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent Phil Coulson, as he assembles a team of agents and heroes to fight evil.
• "NCIS" [11th Season Premiere] . . . 8:00 to 9:00 P.M. on CBS.
• "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" [9th Season Finale] . . . 8:00 to 8:30 P.M. on the CW. This week's celebrity guest is Olympic gymnast Shawn Johnson.
• "NCIS: Los Angeles" [5th Season Premiere] . . . 9:00 to 10:00 P.M. on CBS.
• "The Goldbergs" [Series Premiere] . . . 9:00 to 9:30 P.M. on ABC. Wendi McLendon-Covey and Jeff Garlin star in this family comedy set in the '80s as they raise three children and a live-in grandfather, played by George Segal.
• "Trophy Wife" [Series Premiere] . . . 9:30 to 10:00 P.M. on ABC. Malin Akerman stars as a reformed party girl who gets an instant family with three stepchildren after she becomes Bradley Whitford's third wife.
• "Person of Interest" [3rd Season Premiere] . . . 10:00 to 11:00 P.M. on CBS.
• "Chicago Fire" [2nd Season Premiere] . . . 10:00 to 11:00 P.M. on NBC.
• "Lucky 7" [Series Premiere] . . . 10:00 to 11:00 P.M. on ABC. Matt Long and Summer Bishil star in this new "dramedy" about seven gas-station employees in Queens, New York who win the lottery.
• "Fangasm" [Series Premiere] . . . 10:00 to 11:00 P.M. on Syfy. Seven pop culture-obsessed fans agree to live together in Los Angeles for the opportunity to intern for Stan Lee's Comikaze Expo.
• "Double Divas" [1st Season Finale] . . . 10:00 to 10:30 P.M. on Lifetime.
• "Watch What Happens: Live" . . . 11:00 to 11:30 P.M. on Bravo. Suzanne Somers promotes her book "I'm Too Young for This!: The Natural Hormone Solution to Enjoy Perimenopause" and Nick Carter pimps his book "Facing the Music and Living To Talk About It".
• "Nick Cannon Presents: Wild 'N Out" . . . 11:00 to 11:30 P.M. on MTV2. Kevin Hart guests.
• "Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell" . . . 11:00 to 11:30 P.M. on FXX. Author Tim Wise ("Dear White America: Letter to a New Minority") guests.
• "Web Therapy" [3rd Season Finale] . . . 11:00 to 11:30 P.M. on Showtime.
Early Morning Show Guests:
• "The Today Show" - Justin Timberlake ("Runner Runner"), Jesse Spencer and Taylor Kinney ("Chicago Fire"), Kate Gosselin for her cookbook "Kate Gosselin's Love Is in the Mix: Making Meals into Memories with Family-Friendly Recipes, Tips and Traditions...", and dating expert Matthew Hussey. Music Guest: Sting.
• "Good Morning America" - Clark Gregg ("Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D."), author Stephen King ("Doctor Sleep: A Novel"), and the latest "Dancing with the Stars" rejects. Music Guest: Kings of Leon.
• "CBS This Morning" - Adventurer Graham Hughes and singer-songwriter Graham Nash is profiled.
Mid-Morning Show Guests:
• "Live! With Kelly and Michael" - Clark Gregg ("Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.") and Joseph Gordon-Levitt ("Don Jon"). Music Guest: Jason Derulo.
• "The View" - Malin Akerman (ABC's "Trophy Wife"), comedian Richard Lewis, and the first "Dancing with the Stars" rejects, Keyshawn Johnson and Sharna Burgess. Randy Jackson co-hosts.
• "Rachael Ray" - Style expert Gretta Monahan, chefs Giada De Laurentiis and Katie Lee prepare pizza and figure-friendly snacks.
This Afternoon On TV:
• "Ellen DeGeneres" - Jason Biggs ("Orange Is the New Black") and Carmen Electra is your guest DJ.
• "The Talk" - Chef Jason Santos. Music Guest: Gloria Estefan.
• "Katie Couric" - Suzanne Somers for her book "I'm Too Young for This!: The Natural Hormone Solution to Enjoy Perimenopause", plus Katie reports on stories of reincarnation and lets herself be hypnotized to learn about her past lives.
• "Steve Harvey" - The cast of "MasterChef Junior", Abby Lee Miller ("Dance Moms"), "Divorce Court's" Judge Lynn Toler, and VH1's Carrie Keagan.
• "Dr. Phil" - The parents of a drug-using high-school dropout confront her boyfriend, who is 10 years older. Music Guest: Nick Carter.
• "Dr. Oz Show" - "What Dr. Oz Really Tells His Friends and Family". Gayle King and Dr. Oz discuss the advice he gives to his inner circle of family and friends.
• "Wendy Williams" - Andy Cohen ("Watch What Happens: Live") and Fandango.com's Dave Karger reviews the must see new fall movies.
• "Bethenny" - Taye Diggs ("Baggage Claim"), former NFL running back Tiki Barber and his wife Traci Johnson, plus Melissa Gorga and her husband Joe ("The Real Housewives of New Jersey").
• "Queen Latifah Show" - Comedian Kevin Hart and "Masterchef's" Graham Elliot prepares a low-calorie dish. Music Guest: Emeli Sandé.
Tonight's Late Night Talk Shows:
• "Letterman" - Lizzy Caplan ("Masters of Sex"). Music Guest: Cher.
• "Jimmy Kimmel" - Hailee Steinfeld ("Romeo and Juliet") andJustin Timberlake ("Runner Runner"). Music Guest: Justin Timberlake.
• "The Tonight Show" - Olivia Wilde ("Rush") and Adam Scott ("Parks and Recreation"). Music Guest: Cher Lloyd.
• "Jimmy Fallon" - Joseph Gordon-Levitt ("Don Jon") and Stephen Merchant ("Hello Ladies"). Music Guest: The Avett Brothers.
• "Carson Daly" - Director Sarah Polley and musician Michael Fitzpatrick. Music Guest: A Silent Film. (REPEAT)
• "Arsenio" - Jill Scott ("Baggage Claim") and Howie Mandel ("America's Got Talent"). Music Guests: Bad Rabbits with Teddy Riley and Clinton Sparks.
• "Conan" - Jane Lynch ("Glee"), Natasha Lyonne ("Orange Is the New Black"), and comedian Mike Lawrence.
• "Craig Ferguson" - Ray Romano ("Parenthood") and NASCAR driver Carl Edwards.
• "Chelsea Lately" - Giovanni Ribisi (Fox's "Dads").
• "Jon Stewart" - Author Richard Dawkins ("An Appetite for Wonder: The Making of a Scientist").
• "The Colbert Report" - Metallica for the film "Metallica Through the Never".
This Week's CDs Include New Music from Drake, Sammy Hagar, Cher, Elton John, Kings of Leon, and the Cast of "Glee"
• "Glee Sings the Beatles", the cast of "Glee" performs 14 Beatles songs from their two-part season premiere. The first of those episodes airs this Thursday. You can preview all of the tracks on iTunes. (They won't deal with Cory Monteith's death until the third episode, on October 10th.)
• "Nothing Was the Same", Drake. His third disc features appearances from Jay Z and Lil Wayne, plus Drake's father, Dennis Graham. It also has two versions for the album cover: One shows a side profile of Drake as a child, and the other shows him as a man.
• "The Last Ship", the eleventh album from Sting features music inspired from his upcoming Broadway play, which is supposed to hit the stage sometime next year.
• "Sons of the Sea", the self-titled debut from Sons of the Sea . . . the latest project from Incubus singer Brandon Boyd. Check out the songs "Lady Black", "Space and Time", and "Come Together" on their YouTube channel.
• "Unblackened", Black Label Society. A double-CD with live performances and six studio tracks, including Zakk Wylde's version of the R&B classic "Ain't No Sunshine".
• "Dream Theater", the self-titled 12th album from Dream Theater. If you'd like a preview, it's streaming right now on RollingStone.com.
• "Shout!", a double album from Gov't Mule with the other disc featuring a second version of each song with other artists as their guests, including Ben Harper, Elvis Costello, Glenn Hughes, Dave Matthews, Steve Winwood, and Dr. John.
• "Sammy Hagar and Friends", Sammy Hagar. His guests include Kid Rock, Neal Schon from Journey, Nancy Wilson from Heart, and country singers Toby Keith and Ronnie Dunn, plus his Chickenfoot bandmates . . . Michael Anthony from Van Halen, Joe Satriani, and Chad Smith from the Chili Peppers.
• "Mechanical Bull", the sixth album from Kings of Leon
• "Metallica Through the Never", music from the Metallica movie that opens this Friday. It features live performances for a lot of their greatest hits, including "One", "Nothing Else Matters", "… And Justice For All", "Master of Puppets", and "Enter Sandman".
• "Colours in the Dark", Tarja . . . a solo album from Tarja Tarunen, of the Finnish symphonic metal band Nightwish.
• "Countdown to Extinction: Live", Megadeth
• "And I'll Scratch Yours", part of a project that Peter Gabriel began with his 2010 album "Scratch My Back" where he and other artists swap covers of each other's songs. The artists covering his songs include Paul Simon, Randy Newman, Arcade Fire, Feist, Elbow, and Regina Spektor. You can order it at RealWorldRecords.com.
• "This Is…", Icona Pop is the debut album from the Swedish pop duo. Watch them perform a medley of their songs on the season finale of "America's Got Talent" here and you can check out more of their music on their SoundCloud page.
• "Seasons of Your Day", the fourth album from the alt-rock band Mazzy Star . . . who you may remember for their 1994 hit "Fade Into You".
• "Get Happy", Pink Martini . . . It includes Phyllis Diller doing a cover of Charlie Chaplin's "Smile", which she recorded from her living room before her death last year.
• "Get Wet", the debut album from the electronic dance trio Krewella
• "Take Me to the Land of Hell", Yoko Ono (and the Plastic Ono Band)
• "The Diving Board", Elton John
• "Closer to the Truth", Cher. Her first album of new material in over 10 years includes her dance track "Woman's World", which you can check out on her YouTube channel.
• "Nadur", the 18th album from the Irish band Clannad. It's their first album of new material since their 1998 Grammy-winning disc "Landmarks". . . . and their first to feature all five original members since 1989. The title "Nadur" means nature in Irish.
• "9ine", an R&B collaboration between Musiq Soulchild and Syleena Johnson
• "Rubber Souls", the third album from the hip hop group Tanya Morgan
• "Bluegrass Album", Alan Jackson . . . In addition to eight bluegrass songs written by Alan, it includes a waltz version of Bill Monroe's "Blue Moon Of Kentucky". . . plus covers of John Anderson's "Wild and Blue" and the Dillards' There Is Time".
• "Negativity", the fifth album from country rockers Deer Tick. . . . which also includes Vanessa Carlton on the track "In Our Time".
• "Pride: A Tribute to Charley Pride", Neal McCoy. When Neal realized there'd never been a Charley Pride tribute record, he put one together. Darius Rucker joins him for the '70s crossover smash "Kiss An Angel Good Morning". Trace Adkins is featured on "Roll On Mississippi" . . . and Raul Malo guest stars on the song "I'm Just Me".
• "Build Me Up From Bones", the third album from country singer Sarah Jarosz. It's streaming for free at Paste.com.
• "Let It Snow: A Holiday Collection", Jewel. It includes traditional Christmas songs like "White Christmas", "Sleigh Ride", "Silver Bells", and "The Christmas Song".
"Iron Man 3" Is This Week's Main DVD Release
• "Iron Man 3" . . . Tony Stark is still struggling with the aftermath of that alien invasion in "The Avengers", when a terrorist called The Mandarin launches a personal attack. Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle, and Jon Favreau are all back.
• "Apartment 1303" . . . It's a remake of a Japanese horror movie about a woman who moves into a haunted apartment with a history of suicides. Mischa Barton is investigating her sister's death and Rebecca DeMornay is their controlling mother.
• "Redemption" . . . Jason Statham is a homeless veteran using his combat skills working for the criminal underworld . . . until his missing girlfriend is murdered by them.
• "Unfinished Song" . . . Terrence Stamp plays a grouchy widower who joins a local choir to honor his recently deceased wife's memory. Gemma Arterton is also in it.
• "Room 237" . . . a documentary that explores the many theories about the hidden meanings in "The Shining".
And these TV shows on DVD . . .
• "Hawaii Five-O: The Third Season"
• "Modern Family: The Complete Fourth Season"
• "Two and a Half Men: The Complete Tenth Season"
• "2 Broke Girls: The Complete Second Season"
• "South Park: The Complete Sixteenth Season"
• "Family Guy: Volume 11"
• "American Dad: Volume 8"
• "Law & Order Special Victims Unit: Year 14"
• "Hannibal: The Complete First Season"
Two New Soccer Games and a DC Comics Scribblenauts Are Out This Week:
• "FIFA 2014" is out on Xbox360, PS3, PC, and Vita. FIFA is the most popular sports game in the world. This year it's getting some upgrades to Ultimate Team mode, a new Global Transfer Network for Career Mode, and a bunch of creative celebrations. It's rated E for Everyone. (Trailer)
• "Pro Evolution Soccer 2014" is out for Xbox360 and PS3. The other big soccer game on the market is using a new Motion Animation Stability System to theoretically create the most realistic soccer experience around. It's also rated E for Everyone. (Trailer)
• "Armored Core Verdict Day" is available on Xbox360 and PS3. The 13th game in the series has 90 new missions and over 150 ways to customize your giant robot. It's rated T for Mild Language and Violence. (Trailer)
• "Scribblenauts Unmasked: A DC Comics Adventure" is a puzzle game on Wii U and 3DS. The fifth Scribblenauts features thousands of DC comics characters, like Batman and Superman, who help Maxwell solve puzzles across locations like Gotham, Metropolis, and Atlantis. It's rated E10+ for Cartoon Violence. (Trailer)
• "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle: Out of the Shadows" came out on Xbox last month but it's just hitting the PS3 today. It's a four player downloadable game that's rated (T) for Violence. (Trailer and trailers for Leonardo, Donatello, Michelangelo, and Raphael)
• The Apocalypse map pack for "Call of Duty: Black Ops 2" is now out for the PS3. It includes modified versions of the "World at War" map Courtyard, the "Black Ops" map Stadium, and a new zombies experience called Origins. (Trailer and Gameplay)
Is Britney Spears Having Trouble Selling Tickets to Her Vegas Shows?
BRITNEY SPEARS has sold out three of the first 16 shows of her upcoming Las Vegas residency, but some people are considering this a "disaster," because she was expected to do better. Also, Britney's rep has denied a rumor claiming that she's going to be lip-synching her way through the shows.
Tickets to BRITNEY SPEARS' upcoming residency in Las Vegas went on sale on Friday, and three of the first 16 shows are already SOLD OUT. But apparently, that's not good enough.
A so-called "industry insider" tells RadarOnline.com that this is "dismal" . . . because all 16 shows were expected to sell out "instantly."
The insider adds, quote, "Many are considering this a disaster . . . [it] really isn't looking well for Britney. Ticket sales need to start skyrocketing or else there's going to be a lot of disappointed investors and people involved with the show."
By the way, another "source" tells the "New York Daily News" that Britney is probably going to lip-sync her way through all the shows . . . and adds, quote, "Britney does not sing."
But Britney's rep has said there's, quote, "zero truth" to this.
Justin Timberlake's New Album Is Streaming Online . . . and He Did an Excellent Cover of a Jacksons Track
JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE'S new album, "The 20/20 Experience 2 of 2", doesn't come out until NEXT week, but the whole thing is now streaming on iTunes.
The National Had to Change the Name of Their "Hunger Games" Song, Because the Title Was "Too Dark"?
THE NATIONAL submitted a song called "Dying Is Easy" for the upcoming "Hunger Games: Catching Fire" soundtrack. It was accepted . . . but it was almost shot down, for a fairly amusing reason.
Singer MATT BERNINGER says, quote, "[It] almost didn't make it because it was 'too dark' for 'The Hunger Games' soundtrack, which I thought was sort of funny . . . because [the movie is] about killing kids.
The 10 Things About Driving That Annoy Us the Most
A new survey ranked all the things about driving that make us crazy, ranging from petty little things to major things. The top five are: Drivers who don't use turn signals . . . expensive parking . . . being tailgated when you're doing the speed limit . . . potholes . . . and other drivers using their phones.
1. Drivers who don't use turn signals.
2. High parking costs.
3. Being tailgated even though you're doing the speed limit.
5. Other drivers using their phones.
6. People cutting you off.
7. Ridiculous gas prices.
8. Traffic jams.
9. Motorcyclists weaving in and out of traffic.
10. Getting lost. (Fleet Directory)
Half of People Have Avoided a Friend Who Won't Shut Up About Their Relationship Problems
According to a new survey, 50% of people say they've AVOIDED a friend or family member because that person never shuts up about their relationship problems. Both men and women say they're most likely to go to a female friend for relationship advice . . . and are least likely to go to their parents for advice.
The Key to Happiness Is . . . Hanging Out With Your Mother-In-Law?
The key to your happiness is . . . hanging out with your mother-in-law? According to a new study, married people who regularly see both their own mother AND their mother-in-law are happier than people who never see either, or who only see one. When you see both, you get two good sources of maternal support, advice, and help with the kids.
The 10 Most Embarrassing Moments for Moms
: A new survey has come up with the most EMBARRASSING MOMENTS for moms. Some of the top results are: Your kid having a tantrum in public . . . your kid telling an embarrassing truth to an adult . . . and getting a call from the school about your kid's bad behavior.
1. Your child having a tantrum in public.
2. Your child telling an embarrassing truth to an adult.
3. Your child throwing up in public.
4. Getting a call from the school telling you your kid is in trouble for bad behavior.
5. Your child pooping in a swimming pool.
6. Your child eating food at the grocery store you haven't paid for yet.
7. Accidentally pulling a kid's toy out of your purse when you were reaching for your phone.
8. Your child asking in public about how babies are made.
9. Being told your child spread lice at school.
10. Accidentally locking yourself out of your car when your child is inside. (FemaleFirst)
What's the Worst Injury You've Suffered Because of Your Own Stupidity?
What's the worst injury you've suffered because of your own stupidity? The best stories we saw online were: A guy who ran up a down escalator with his shoes untied and ended up seeing his shin bone . . . a guy who got diabetes because he refused to go to the doctor for a urinary tract infection . . . and someone who lost an eye pulling a fork out of a couch cushion.
1. "Ran up a down escalator for fun. My shoes were untied and got caught up. I saw my shin bone that day."
2. "I stuck a penny behind my night light when I was 10. The shock set the wall on fire, melted the carpet, and heavily damaged the nerves in my left hand. I was born left-handed, so to this day, I'm terrible with both hands."
3. "I refused to go to a doctor over a urinary tract infection. It got so bad it looked like I was peeing strands of hair. My immune system mounted an all-out attack, wiped out the cells that produce insulin . . . and gave me type one diabetes."
4. "I lost my right eye trying to pull a fork out of a sofa cushion."
The 50 States, Ranked From Sexiest to Least Sexy
There's a new list out ranking all of the U.S. states by SEXINESS, and it's based on everything from how many Miss Americas and "People" sexiest men alive are from there, to the average male junk size and STD rate. The sexiest state is Hawaii, with New York coming in second . . . West Virginia is least sexy, with Kentucky coming in just ahead of it.
(You can see all 50 states on a graph showing how they fared here.)
The Guy Who Won the $400 Million Powerball Only Bought Lottery Tickets Because They Were Sold Out of Hot Dog Buns
The sole winner of last week's $400 MILLION Powerball jackpot came forward yesterday. He's a guy in South Carolina who's choosing to remain anonymous . . . he's only played the lottery TWICE . . . and he only bought lottery tickets last Wednesday because the convenience store didn't have hot dog buns.
The Cup Your Coffee Comes in Costs More Than the Beans to Make It
Here's an interesting fact about coffee: The cost of the beans it takes to make your coffee is actually LOWER than the cost of the paper cup it comes in.
The beans cost about 13 cents . . . the cup, lid, stirrer, and other basics cost about 26 cents. The biggest chunk of what you pay actually goes to the barista's paycheck.
Jessica Lucas - 28 (Lilly in "Cloverfield" and a teacher on "Melrose Place".)
Stephanie McMahon - 37 (The WWE's Billion-Dollar Princess. Triple H nails her any time he wants to. She stole him from Chyna . . . who was then FIRED. It's good to be the boss' daughter.)
Missy - 46 (Mattress actress who's starred in 433 fine films, including . . . "Anal Jeopardy", "Anal Inquisition", "Say Aloha to My A-Hola" and "Florence Rump".)
Nia Vardalos - 51 (Writer and star of "My Big Fat Greek Wedding".)
Kevin Sorbo - 55 ("Hercules" AND the captain on "Andromeda".)
Gordon Clapp - 65 (Greg Medovoy from "NYPD Blue".)
Audra Lindley - (1918 - 1997) (Mrs. Roper on "Three's Company".)
Jim Henson - (1936 - 1990) ("Muppets" genius.)
Linda McCartney - (1941 - 1998) (Wings genius.)
Jim McKay - Would have been 92 - (1921 - 2008) (Sportscaster.)
F. Scott Fitzgerald - (1896 - 1940) (Author of "The Great Gatsby".)
Phil Hartman - (1948 - 1998) (Genius. Andy Dick is responsible for his death, because he re-introduced Phil's crazy wife, Brynn, to cocaine after she'd quit . . . then she went on to MURDER Phil and take her own life.)
Countdown to Upcoming Events
• 3 days to Native American Day
• 19 days to "The Walking Dead"
• 22 days until Boss's Day
• 37 days until Halloween
• 40 days until Daylight Savings Ends
• 1,214 days left of "Hope and Change"
BACK IN THE DAY...
79 years ago . . . in 1934 - BABE RUTH played his last game with the New York Yankees. The Boston Red Sox beat them 5-0.
63 years ago . . . in 1950 - Jim Hardy of the Chicago Cardinals threw EIGHT INTERCEPTIONS in a game against the Philadelphia Eagles . . . the most interceptions in a single game ever. The following week, Hardy threw SIX TOUCHDOWNS.
45 years ago . . . in 1968 - HARRY REASONER and MIKE WALLACE hosted the debut of "60 Minutes".
36 years ago . . . in 1977 - "The Love Boat" premiered on ABC.
29 years ago . . . in 1984 - Neil Hamilton, who played Commissioner Gordon on the CLASSIC "Batman" TV series in the 1960s . . . you know, the one starring ADAM "The One True Batman" WEST, died at the age of 85.
25 years ago . . . in 1988 - JAMES BROWN led police on a high-speed chase through Georgia and South Carolina while high on PCP. He was arrested and sentenced to six years in prison for weapons possession and assaulting his wife. He served three years and got out on good behavior.
25 years ago . . . in 1988 - At the SEOUL OLYMPICS, Canadian BEN JOHNSON won the fastest foot race in history as four men, including CARL LEWIS, finished in less than 10 seconds in the 100 meters. Ben later lost his world records and his gold medal after testing positive for 'roids.
22 years ago . . . in 1991 - DR. SEUSS (Theodor Seuss Geisel) died of cancer at 87. He never had any kids of his own . . . and his first book was rejected by over 20 publishers. (True.)
8 years ago . . . in 2005 - DEMI MOORE and ASHTON KUTCHER were secretly married.
8 years ago . . . in 2005 - HURRICANE RITA hit the Gulf Coast . . . flooding part of New Orleans for the second time in a month and a half.