- “Kiss-and-Make-Up Day”, a day to make amends in relationships that have deteriorated.
- “Secondhand Wardrobe Day”, celebrating the joys of shopping consignment shops, thrift stores, and anywhere else a clothing bargain can be had.
ON THIS DATE……………
1949, RCA announced it had invented a system for broadcasting color television
1953, DNA was first identified
1984, Author Truman Capote was found dead in Los Angeles
1985  NY Mets pitcher Dwight Gooden becomes the youngest 20-game winner in Major League Baseball history by defeating San Diego Padres at the age of 20 years, 9 months, 9 days
1988, Cagney and Lacey last aired on CBS
2005, Russell Crowe reached a six-figure settlement with Nestor Estrada, the New York hotel clerk who he beaned with a phone that wouldn’t connect to Australia.
Gossip Girl star Blake Lively (28)
Country singer – JoDee Messina (45)
Rachael Ray (47)
Billy Ray Cyrus (54)
Sean Connery (85)
Russia fined for snubbing Canadian anthem
The Russian Hockey Federation was fined Monday over the national team snubbing Canada’s victory celebrations after the world championship final.
The sport’s governing body, IIHF, said the Russian players deliberately left the ice before Canada’s national anthem was played after a signal from Captain Ilya Kovalchuk.
The Russian federation had claimed its players had been confused after the rink-side gate was left open and took that as a signal to leave following the 6-1 loss in May in Prague.
But after studying video evidence, the IIHF said Kovalchuk gave an “unmistakable head gesture” as signal for teammates to skate off the ice early after collecting their silver medals. They did not stay to hear the Canadian anthem and watch the flags of the three medalist countries being raised.
The IIHF fined the Russian hockey federation 80,000 Swiss francs ($85,000) after accepting it had apologized to Canadian officials. The IIHF ruled that the open rink-side gate was “irrelevant” and noted that Russian players and officials were aware of tournament rules “because of their vast experience.” Kovalchuk, the former Atlanta Thrashers and New Jersey Devils forward, was not sanctioned ahead of his country hosting the 2016 worlds.
The Russian federation said it accepted the fine, but stuck by its claim that the exit was a case of confusion rather than deliberate disrespect.
WEB FIND OF THE DAY…….WHAT A SHOT!!
Ball State University freshman Lem Turner won a semester of free tuition after hitting a half-court shot.
He hugged professors and the school mascot after the shot.
FOUND MONEY RETURNED
A housekeeper at a Days Inn in Windsor found $4700 U.S. in one of the rooms she was cleaning and returned it.
Jenn Zojac said it was in a purse that had been left in the room she opened it to look for the ID and found “a ton of cash”
She brought it to the front desk but the group of tourists they had already left on their way to Montreal but when they hadn’t called they didn’t they contacted their boss who managed to track them down.
Jenn says she got a “nice little reward” for her honesty. She says that she usually finds cellphones etc but this was a first but returning it was an easy decision as she has two kids at home and she wanted to be a good role model for them.
– MasterCard is testing a new smartphone app that allows people to pay for online purchases with a Selfie or their fingerprints. Users who choose facial recognition will have to stare at their phone and blink once while taking a Selfie. MasterCard is also experimenting with voice recognition
– Floyd Mayweather has purchased a $4.8 million Koenigsegg CCXR Trevita supercar. Only two have been made.
- Oprah Winfrey apparently misses TV. The 61-year-old is reportedly in talks to sign a $500 million-deal to relaunch her talk show, “The Oprah Winfrey Show”, which aired for 25 seasons from 1986-2011. A source claims ABC-TV wants her, only first they’ll have to buy out her TV network OWN. But as her talk show can generate $300 million+ annually, it’s still a lucrative opportunity. Oprah has previously admitted to talk show host Steve Harvey that she misses being in front of a live audience.– “Star Magazine”
- The late Joan Rivers’ staff is still getting paid. It’s thought the comedian, who passed away after surgery complications last year, wanted her housekeepers and beauty team to be financially secure even after she died. An insider says her daughter Melissa is still taking care of everyone because it’s what Joan asked her to do. Quote: ”If you worked for Joan, she paid you a good salary, she covered your healthcare … and it was a job for life.” Melissa has apparently continued that policy without complaint.– “New York Daily News”
- “Madden NFL 16″ – The 2015 version of the mega-successful football-based videogame is released today.
THIS WEEK’S VIDEO RELEASES:
• “Aloha” ( PG-13 Romantic Comedy ): Bradley Cooper stars as a military contractor who returns to a former work site in Honolulu HI, where he reconnects with a former flame (played by Rachel McAdams), but then simultaneously falls for an Air Force watchdog (Emma Stone). Directed by Cameron Crowe (“Almost Famous”).
- “Big Game” ( PG-13 Action Adventure) – A 13-year-old boy camping in the woods helps rescue the US president when Air Force One is shot down near his campsite. This unlikely duo must evade a group of kidnappers hot on their trail as they search for American Special Forces. Stars Samuel L Jackson, Ray Stevenson, Victor Garber, Felicity Huffman.
Woman Fakes a Kidnapping to Get Out of Work For an Afternoon
43-year-old Beverly Brooks is a nursing assistant in Panama City, Florida. She went out for lunch last Monday with her 35-year-old boyfriend James Fennell and apparently she REALLY didn’t want to go back and finish out the day.
When she didn’t show up back at work, one of her coworkers called her . . . and Beverly said her boyfriend had KIDNAPPED her. He started yelling in the background that she couldn’t get out of the car.
The coworker called the cops. They launched a massive manhunt and a few hours later they finally found Beverly and James in an apartment.
When they found out Beverly was fine and the entire kidnapping was a hoax, she and James were arrested for making a false report.
THINGS THAT MAKE YA GO HMMMM
- 78% of women say they regularly use coupons, but only 60% of men do.
- 20% of us admit to going through a neighbor’s garbage under the cover of darkness.
- 17% of office employees have a candy jar at work.
- 8% of parents admit they’ve given their kids alcohol to calm them down in a restaurant.
- 6% of us have ruined a pair of underwear while riding a roller coaster.
- 1% of vacationers have forgotten their suitcase and left it behind.
• “Our Brand is Crisis” – Sandra Bullock convinced producers to change the lead character from male to female so she could tackle a role originally intended for her longtime pal George Clooney. She plays a political consultant who comes out of retirement after being employed by a much-hated Bolivian president to help his re-election campaign. The film opens October 30th.
- “My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2″ – Star & screenwriter Nia Vardalos says fans of the 2002 romantic comedy started asking for a sequel just after the original film’s release. She’s reunited the entire “Greek Wedding” family for the followup, including Andrea Martin, Joey Fatone, John Corbett, and Michael Constantine. The just-wrapped sequel has a March 2016 release date.
• Scientists say … the older you get, the less you smell. The American Aging Association says that’s because your odor-making apocrine glands become less productive as you age. (Hmm, how to explain that ripe fog that’s always surrounding grandpa?)
- Scientists say … women who drink at least 3 cups of coffee daily reduce their chances of becoming pregnant by 27%. (So … are you on the mug?)
- Scientists say … ‘beer goggles’ actually exist! Researchers in Scotland claim they’ve proven that people who drink a moderate amount of alcohol find the opposite sex 25% more attractive. (Presumably 40-proof shots increase the percentage.)
- Scientists say … synthetic cannabis is good for Alzheimer’s patients. New Jersey’s Meridian Institute for Aging has found that the compound dronabinol appears to reduce agitation and improve the appetite of patients. (Likely because it gives them the munchies.)
- The word “gymnasium” comes from the Greek verb “gymnazo” . . . which means “to train naked.”
- The guy who created the thesaurus,Peter Roget, came up with it when he was 73 years old . . . after he retired from his career as a doctor, scientist, and inventor. He kept on editing new editions of it until he died 17 years later.
- There actually WAS a real Dr. Pepper. When a pharmacist named Charles Alderton created the soda, he named it after Dr. Charles T. Pepper, who he’d worked with earlier in his career. He also may’ve had a relationship with Pepper’s daughter.
- The four guys who founded Outback Steakhouse picked an Australian theme in 1988 because“Crocodile Dundee” was so popular in America . . . none of them had ever even been to Australia.
What Gadget Would You Miss Most If It Got Taken Away?
What gadget would you miss the most if it got taken away? The answer probably has a lot to do with your age.
A new survey asked people “what device would you miss the most?” And the majority of people trended toward two answers: If you’re under 45, it’s your phone . . . if you’re over 45, it’s your TV. Here are a few more results from the survey.
- People ages 16 to 24 are the most likely to miss their phones . . . but they’re also the most devoted to their video game consoles.
- People from 35 to 44 would miss their phones the most overall . . . but they also love their tablets and computers.
- Very few people under 55 would miss newspapers or magazines if they went away.
- And older generations still don’t care about cell phones. Only 2% of people over 75 say their phone is their most important gadget.
The Judds Are Doing a Nine-Show Residency at the Venetian in Vegas
THE JUDDS have announced a nine-show residency at the Venetian in Las Vegas. It’s been almost five years since NAOMI and her daughter WYNONNA have performed together, so it’s a pretty big deal.
The show is called “Girls Night Out”, which is a tribute to their 1985 hit of the same name. It’ll start October 7th and wrap October 24th.
Wynonna says, quote, “It’s a look back, a look present and a look forward. We’re going to talk a lot about our story. We have a great sense of humor and the show’s about laughter and celebration as well as music.”
Naomi adds, quote, “This show is for the fans that I have missed every single day since leaving the stage. It will be the thrill of my life to join Wynonna on stage again in Las Vegas.” Get the details at Wynonna dot com.
(The Judds owned the 1980s. They had 14 Number One hits between 1984 and 1989. And Wynonna’s solo career hasn’t been shabby. 11 of her songs cracked the Top 10 between 1992 and 1996.)