ON THIS DAY
In 1644, William Penn was born. He put the William in Williamsburg and the Penn in Pennsylvania.
On this date in 1854, the very first baby show was held in Ohio.
In 1912, Teddy Roosevelt was shot in the chest while campaigning for president.
On this date in 1961, Alvin and the Chipmunks got their own TV show.
In 1978, the first movie based on a TV series was shown on television. Any idea which series? It was "Return to Gilligan's Island."
Usher turns 31, and Thomas Dolby celebrates his 51st birthday today.
Be Bald Be Free Day -- Time to play "Toupee or Not Toupee"
- Michael Keaton (toupee)
- Burt Reynolds (toupee)
- John Goodman (not)
- Tony Bennett (toupee)
- Hugh Downs (transplant)
- Paul Simon (toupee)
- Ringo Starr (not)
- Richard Simmons (transplant)
- Ted Koppel (not)
- Ben Affleck (not)
- David Letterman (really needs a toupee)
National Dessert Day -- Every week, Americans eat an average of 3 desserts, with 85% indulging in dessert at least once a week. 59% of Americans eat dinner just to order dessert, while 33% say say they dream about desserts more than 4 times a day.
THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW
- California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has signed an anti-paparazzi bill into law that allows celebrities to sue photographers that invade their privacy.
- Singer Al Martino, who played Johnny Fontane in "The Godfather" and had hits with "Spanish Eyes" and "Volare" died Tuesday. He was 82.
- Remember former NBA player Kevin Johnson? Did you know he's now the mayor of Sacramento? Over the weekend, while in San Francisco helping an elderly man, he was robbed. He set aside his stuff long enough to help an older man struggling with his bags and when he turned around, his stuff was gone.
- Madonna's daughter Lourdes turns 13 today and says she has no interest in the skimpy outfits her mom wore in her younger years.
- Paul Anka says he helped Michael Jackson write "This Is It" and is demanding 50% of publishing rights.
- Janet Jackson's new CD will contain 33 original hits and one new song, "Make Me." It hits stores November 17.
- Carrie Underwood's going to have a 2-hour special on Fox this December. She'll be joined by Dolly Parton, David Cook and Brad Paisley.
- By the way, Carrie's new song is called "Mama's Song" and she'll perform it on the CMA's November 11.
- That video that was so hot last year: 'Chloe and Keith's Wedding'... where the bride gets bumped into the swimming pool. A hoax. The actors have stepped forward and admitted it was just an act.
We're more likely to talk about sex, our weight, our age, religious views and personal health problems than we are about our credit card debt. According to a poll for CreditCards.com, 82% of U.S. adults are reluctant to openly discuss their credit card debts. Here's the top 10 taboo topics we don't want to discuss:
- Credit card debt
- Monthly mortgage or rent payments
- Health problems
- Death of a loved one
- Religious views
- Political views
What strikes fear in the hearts of men? Proposing to their sweethearts. In fact, a new survey shows that popping the question ranks just below swimming with sharks. The idea of proposing was more frightening to men than jumping out of airplanes, going for a job interview or wearing an opponent's jersey at a sporting event. In the final analysis, swimming with sharks ranked scariest among 28 percent of the men polled while proposing came in a close second with 23 percent. (National Examiner)
"Take This Job And Shove It" is a male anthem performed by Johnny Paycheck, but if Dolly Parton had recorded it, it would be just as big a hit among females, gals hate their work just as much as the guys. A new survey conducted by Woman's Day magazine and AOL Living reveals that two thirds of all women, 67 percent would switch jobs "in a heartbeat." And 63 percent say they see their work merely as "a paycheck." Even worse, 79 percent say "no way" they'd want their kids following in their footsteps work wise. While 25 percent of gals see their coworkers as the best thing about their jobs, a paycheck was the number one thing about their job at 38 percent, and 31 percent listed an "annoying" coworker as the worst thing about their job.
A breakup is bad enough, but it can be even worse if you end up calling things off in the wrong place. Askmen.com has compiled this list of breakup locales to steer clear of:
- At your house
- At the office
- On vacation
- At a wedding
- At the parents'
- On a plane
- In the car
- In a restaurant
- In the virtual world
When men see a woman in a bikini, they see her as a sexy object. Well, duh! Researchers at Princeton University have confirmed this scientifically. CNN reports that when men see a bikini-clad woman, the areas of the male brain that are associated with handling tools and the intention to perform light up. The result? Men depersonalize sexual images of women. "This is just the first study which was focused on the idea that men of a certain age view sex as a highly desirable goal, and if you present them with a provocative woman, then that will tend to prime goal-related responses," psychology professor and study leader Susan Fiske told CNN. "They're not fully conscious responses, and so people don't know the extent to which they're being influenced. It's important to recognize the effects."