ON THIS DAY
On this day in 1935, Ozzie & Harriet were married. We thought her name was Sharon.
In 1945, President Harry Truman announced that atomic bomb secrets would only be shared with Britain and Canada,
On this date in 1956, Don Larson pitched the only perfect game ever hurled in the World Series.
In 1966, the U.S. government officially banned the drug, LSD.
On this date in 1978, Kenneth Warby sets the world speed record on water at 514 kph.
Matt Damon celebrates #39 for him. Sigourney Weaver turns the big 6-0 today, Chevy Chase turns 66, and Paul Hogan, Crocodile Dundee, turns 70.
THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW
- Brett Favre topped his former squad the Green Bay Packers in Minnesota's 30-23 triumph over the Pack. The game attracted 21.8 million viewers. That's the most viewers and greatest number of households for a single telecast in cable history, according to ESPN officials.
- Elizabeth Taylor has checked into a hospital for a heart condition and will undergo surgery to repair a leaky valve.
- Ozzy Osbourne ravaged his body so badly with drink and drugs, doctors wrongly diagnosed him with AIDS, he tells Glamour.
- The November 9th episode of "Gossip Girls" will include a menage a trios scene. Gee, could it be the November ratings sweep?
- A woman is suing Chris Rock, saying he stole her idea to make his new movie, "Good Hair."
- Heidi Klum say she's going to take her husband's last name, Samuel. By the way, Seal's full name: Seal Henry Olusegun Olumide Adelo Samuel.
- The celebrity to avoid because of the flu this week: Bones' David Boreanaz.
- Nicole Richie was hurt Monday in a traffic accident in Beverly Hills. She was driving a Land Rover on Wilshire Blvd when she was rear-ended by a photographer who was driving without a license.
- Jude Law is playing Broadway these days, starring in a production of "Hamlet."
- People who stick to a Mediterranean diet, which is rich in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, fish and nuts, are far less likely to suffer from clinical depression than people who don't follow this food plan, according to a new study from the University of Navarra in Spain.
- In San Jose, California, a dentist is being charged with giving some of his female patients breast exams. Hello? It IS National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
(Glamour) Are you a three man juggler? A bill splitter? A sexual holdout? We all make our own rules about dating, but here's where most women stand:
- Playing the field -- half of women say they've juggled more than one guy at a time; 10% have had three guys in rotation.
- Splitting the bill -- 38% of women prefer to go Dutch on a first date; 57% think whoever asked should pay.
- Solo Saturday nights -- almost 31% of women told Glamour magazine their average number of dates per month is zero.
- 84% of women will wait for the guy to ask them out.
- 82% of women say it's fine to call him after the first date.
- 65% of women would not date a smoker.
- 21% of singles met their most recent date via family or friends.
- 36% of women say they usually have sex by the third date.
When it comes to bargain hunting, women rule. A recent study shows that a substantial 60% of female shoppers are more interested in getting a good deal than quality merchandise while only 31% are more fixated on finding superior made goods. Men were almost the exact opposite with 50% of them more interested in quality while only 43% said price mattered most. But the Adweek Media/Harris Poll numbers also showed that our preferences change as we age and we become increasingly interested in quality over cost. Price trumped quality by 58 to 33% in people ages 18 to 34, by 53 to 44% in people ages 35 to 44, and by 51 to 47% in people ages 45 to 54. And in folks 55 and over, the trend reverses. Most, 49%, prefer top quality stuff while only 44% put price first. "My wife is always telling me: 'Look how much money I saved,'" says one married man. "But the truth is, the more she saves, the more she spends." (National Examiner)
Researchers at Liverpool John Moores University, who studied a sample of North American and British rock stars, concluded they are more than twice as likely to die a premature death. Study leader Mark Bellis said research about the stereotype of rock stars is true, as recreational drugs and alcohol-fueled parties take a toll. The report found that between two and 25 years after becoming famous, the risk of death was two to three times higher for music stars. In all, 100 of the stars studied had died, with the average age of death being 42 for North American stars and 35 for European stars.
According to Men's Health The Average Guy
- 3 in 4 average guys say they're too heavy
- 1 in 3 overweight guys say they're trying to do something about it
- 39 inches is the average guy's waist measurement
- 180 pounds is the weight of the average guy
- 10 pounds is the amount of weight he wants to shed
- 26% of men want to drop more than 35 pounds
- 5 pounds is the typical number a guys loses on a diet
- 4 months is the time it takes him to find them again
- 1 in 4 men can't stick to a diet for a month
- 1 in 5 men can stay on a diet for a year
- Beer is the biggest saboteur of a man's weight control ambitions