ON THIS DATE………
1972, The Waltons premiered on CBS
1978, “Mork & Mindy” premiered on ABC
30 years ago. . . In 1985, “The Golden Girls”, debuted on NBC.
1994, the Major League Baseball season was canceled due to a strike
1998, The Roseanne Show debuted
16 years ago. . . In 1999, Disney World closed down for the first time in its 28-year history. The closure was due to Hurricane Floyd heading for Florida. Disney World, as well as most U.S. amusement parks, closed down again on September 11th, 2001, due to the terrorist attacks.
Andrew Lincoln, Rick Grimes on The Walking Dead, (42)
Kimberly Williams-Paisley is 44. Steve Martin’s daughter in the “Father of the Bride” movies. Then she was Dana on“According To Jim”. She’s married to country superstar Brad Paisley. Now she’s Peggy Kenter on “Nashville”.
Country singer John Berry is 56. Biggest hit: “Your Love Amazes Me”.
Sam Neill is 68. “Jurassic Park” superstar.
Walter Koenig is 79. Chekov on the original “Star Trek”.
– A Beverly Hills estate is selling for $135 million. It has “360-degree views of Los Angeles, eight bedrooms, $2.5 million of Baccarat chandeliers, hand-woven carpets, a pool, gold-leaf ceilings and a ballroom
– Brobible claims someone has purchased LeBron James’ Miami home for $13.4 million. It has six bedrooms, a game room, a theater, a wine cellar, an infinity pool and a dock
- Kenny Chesney – He’s donated another $100,000 to his Spread the Love fund at the Boston Medical Center to help pay for prosthetics for those who lost limbs in the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing. To date, Chesney’s fund has given away $400,000 to victims of the attack.
- Garth Brooks – A plan to record a 25th anniversary version of his breakthrough hit “Friends in Low Places” has run into a legal roadblock due to problems with royalty payments. The new rendition was to include Florida Georgia Line, George Strait, Jason Aldean, and Keith Urban but it seems the idea is now dead in the water.
– Kellogg’s is celebrating Queen Elizabeth’s record-breaking reign of 63 years and 7 months by creating a special cereal called Queen Flakes. The cereal will only be available in the UK
– James Bond’s submarine car is being auctioned off for $1 million. The Lotus was used in the 1977 movie, “The Spy Who Loved Me”.
- Thomas Rhett – He’s playing AT&T Stadium in Arlington TX, home of the Dallas Cowboys, on September 23rd in an event dubbed “Tangled Up in Texas”. It heralds the release of his new album “Tangled Up” (September 25th) and features an attempt at a world record for the largest game of Twister.
– Time Magazine claims Stephen Colbert earned $6 million per year for hosting The Colbert Report. He is now being paid $4.6 million to host The Late Show. Jimmy Fallon and Conan earn $12 million per year while Jimmy Kimmel earns $10 million
– Eater.com claims Keurig and Campbell’s are teaming up to offer soup K-Cups.Flavors include homestyle chicken noodle and Southwest-style chicken noodle soup
Lost GoPro found: You won’t believe the video it took
Two years ago a group of friends attached a GoPro camera to a weather balloon and sent it to the edge of space.
The balloon drifted out of cell phone tower range and they thought it was gone for good until earlier this summer, when they received a phone call from a woman. She had been hiking when she came across a mysterious box that contained, among other things, a phone and a GoPro camera. She took it to an AT&T store and they were able to identify the owner of the phone via the SIM card.
Two years later the camera was still in working order and contained 1 hour and 38 minutes of amazing footage. During the experiment the weather balloon climbed nearly 30 kilometers in the air and managed to capture a spectacular shot of the Grand Canyon.
Bryan Chan was involved in the experiment and on the content-sharing website Reddit, he says the smartphone attached to the weather balloon was using an app that texted its location to the team as it descended back down to Earth.
“The problem was that the coverage map we were relying on … was not accurate, so the phone never got signal as it came back to Earth, and we never heard from it,” he writes.
The box containing the camera landed about 80 km from the launch site in an unpopulated area. Chan says the experiment took four months to plan, and the group was upset when they thought they’d lost their camera for good.
Woman Got Struck by Lightning . . . and Her Bra Saved Her Life
A woman in southern China was struck by lightning this week, and her BRA might have saved her life.
We don’t know her full name, but her last name is Lai.
Right after her son left to go jogging in a park, it started raining. So she decided to bring him an umbrella, and got hit while she was walking around looking for him.
Apparently the lightning hit the umbrella first, then hit her. And someone found her lying on the ground unconscious. She says she didn’t even realize what happened until she woke up in the hospital.
When doctors examined her, they realized the underwire in her bra must have gotten SUPER hot, because there were two burn marks on her chest.
It’s still not clear if she’ll have any lasting effects from being struck. But according to an expert, it looks like the metal in her bra redirected the lightning away from her vital organs, and that’s why she survived.
Woman wants changing tables mandatory in Ontario restaurants
An Ottawa woman wants Ontario to require all restaurants, movie theatres and community centres to provide changing tables for children after she says she was shamed at a family restaurant for changing her daughter on a dining room table.
It happened three weeks ago when Candice Pouliotte went to Kelly’s Landing Restaurant for lunch in the south Ottawa community of Manotick with her grandparents and her two young children.
When she noticed her months-old daughter Simone needed changing, she asked a waitress if they had any changing tables and the waitress said no. Pouliotte claims she asked if she could use a dining table instead and that the waitress said yes.
Pouliotte said she used one of the tables inside because all the restaurant’s customers were eating on an outside deck and no one was inside. “I would never have changed her in front of anyone’s view,” she said.
When she was finished the owner walked up and asked her how she dared to change her baby inside a restaurant, she said. He walked away, she followed, and after an exchange that didn’t involve any yelling Pouliotte’s grandmother asked if Pouliotte wanted to leave.
“He [the owner] said, ‘I think that would be for the best,’ so we grabbed our things and walked out,” she said. After the family got into the car Pouliotte returned to the restaurant to explain to the owner why she was upset.
“As a paying customer and being a mother, I think that telling someone to leave a restaurant to change a child is treating them like a second-class citizen or worse,” she said. “A child shouldn’t have to sit in a soiled diaper while you eat your dinner or have your lunch. I think that if any business is open during daytime hours, that this should be a standard.”
The owner of Kelly’s Landing, Dan Dunbar, said he was shocked to see Pouliotte changing her baby on a dining table.
Since Jan. 1 the Ontario Government has required newly built larger restaurants to have a family washroom with a changing table. Older buildings without them are not required to install them.
Two Kids Tunneled Their Way Out of Kindergarten
Teachers at a kindergarten in Russia recently went into panic mode when two five-year-old boys went MISSING in the middle of the afternoon.
They were outside on the playground, and disappeared. Which didn’t make sense, because the whole place was fenced in. So someone walked the perimeter and figured out what happened.
It turned out the two of them had spent the last several days using their toy shovels to dig a HOLE under the fence . . . and tunneled themselves out Shawshank style. It was actually more of an indentation in the ground under the fence, but still.
Police tracked them down after a woman saw them checking out cars at a Jaguar dealership more than a mile away. And when she asked what they were doing, they said they were there to get a, quote, “grown up car.”
Both of them are home safe now, and their parents aren’t pressing charges. But their teacher got fired for not keeping a closer eye on them.
- Elephants are afraid of bees.
- The idea of casual Friday started in Hawaii in the 1960s, where people would wear Hawaiian shirts on Fridays. Eventually it migrated to the rest of the country.
- The original title for“Risky Business” was “White Boys Off the Lake” . . . but the studio eventually wanted something catchier.
- When Oreos first debuted in 1912, there was the original flavor and a lemon meringue flavor. But the lemon meringue ones were discontinued eight years later, and never came back.
Jason Aldean Thinks Today’s Female Country Singers Sound Too Similar
“The Washington Post” asked JASON ALDEAN why there aren’t more successful female country singers, and he gave an answer that he knew would get him in trouble . . . but he let it fly anyway.
Quote, “A lot of times female singers, to me, when they’re singing . . . and I’ll probably kick myself for saying this . . . it just seems like I can’t distinguish one from the other if I just listen to them. A lot of times they just sound really similar to me.”
He walked it back a little by giving props to a couple of the bigger stars. Quote, “And then you have some like CARRIE[UNDERWOOD] or MIRANDA [LAMBERT] or somebody like that, that really has a different, distinctive sound to their voice.
“Then it’s like, oh, okay, you can tell them apart all of a sudden. They go on to be obviously big stars . . . but I think it’s because you can distinguish between them.”
TOP MOVIES THIS WEEKEND
NIGHT SHYAMALANalmost made it back to the top of the box office this weekend. His latest thriller,“The Visit”, debuted with $25.7 million. But that wasn’t enough to beat out, “The Perfect Guy”, which took the top spot with $26.7 million.
- NEW: “The Perfect Guy”, $26.7 million.
- NEW: “The Visit”, $25.7 million.
- “War Room”, $7.4 million. Up to $39.2 million in its 3rd week.
- “A Walk In The Woods”, $4.6 million. Up to 19.9 million in its 2nd week.
- “Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation”, $4.2 million. Up to $188.1 million in its 7th week.