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Coffee Talk from Honor Credit Union – Monday, October 12

  • Columbus Day
  • Native American Day
  • National Farmers Day
  • National Kick Butt Day

As if 2020 can’t get any more bizarre, a sexy  hand sanitizer costume exists. Yep, online costume seller Yandy is selling a sexy hand santizer costume for $69.95. Here’s how they describe it on the website: “Wash away the dirt of the day, and soak in that squeaky clean feeling in this exclusive Hand Sanitizer costume featuring a mint green bodysuit with a scoop neckline, a Yandy Hand Sanitizer print with ‘Kills 99.99% of germs,’ a pink Yandy logo, and a matching clear vinyl flared dress with velcro straps attached to the skirt.”  (NY Post)

Coronavirus has changed a lot of things … including our living situations. According to the Pew Research Center, 52% of Americans in their 20s are currently living with their parents – many having moved back home because of the pandemic. It’s the largest number of 20-somethings living with their parents since the Great Depression. (Insider)

A 10 year-old Jamestown, Indiana boy is being hailed as a hero for raising money for cancer victims. Charlie Jones is selling ugly Halloween pumpkins. He planted the pumpkins last Spring when he and his entire family were sick with the coronavirus. Charlie got his gourds to look ugly by using seeds from rotting pumpkins. He’s donated $720 to the Boone County Cancer Society (WTHR)

This is a great story … Last year, 10-year-old Vivian Anderson of Tampa, Florida, was in the car with her mom when she saw a “Men Working” sign. Vivian asked her mom, “Why is there a sign that says ‘Men Working,’ but men and women are both working?” Her mom, Mary, suggested she write a letter to newly elected Mayor Jane Castor, and let her know her concerns. It took almost a year, but on September 30th Vivian received an invitation to City Hall to meet with the mayor and review the newly revised signage, which now states, “Workers Present.” She was also gifted a hard hat and a signed street sign that reads, “Vivian M. Anderson Way,” which now hangs in her bedroom. “She was very excited,” her mom said. “I think it gave her a lot of confidence that people will listen to kids. Kids can make a difference.” (GMA)

Music News – Monday, October 12

Lewis Capaldi‘s music isn’t just for humans anymore — according to a new study, it shows dogs love his tunes more than any of his pop competition.
Researchers at Britain’s Dog Friendly Retreats hooked 30 pups up to monitors in a bid to see what music relaxed them and made their heart rates drop.  On average, the dogs’ heart rates dropped by 13 percent when they heard Lewis’s music, putting him just ahead of Bob Marley and George Michael on the pooch parade. (Daily Record)

The British postal service went above and beyond the call of duty to make a very special delivery from Ed Sheeran to a special needs fan in Ireland.
10 -year-old Lily O’Brien sent Ed an adoring letter, addressed only to “Ed Sheeran, singer of ‘Galway Girl,’ London.”  Not only did Ed get the note, he responded by sending a handmade guitar to the girl, who’s been taking lessons while in lockdown. Lily’s mom, Amanda, tells Ireland’s Lunchtime Live, “Lily has dyslexia, and she finds writing particularly difficult. After discussion with her teacher, we decided to try to teach her to type [and she] decided she wanted to write to famous people.”
Amanda went on to say, “He wasn’t in the phone book…but [Lily] came up to me and said ‘he sings the Galway Girl and nobody else does, and he lives in Europe. We couldn’t believe he had got the letter to start with… [Lily] was expecting a CD or a T-shirt. She was so excited — she just couldn’t wait.”

Demi Lovato has made a habit of calling out bullies online, and now her ex is doing the same — by smacking down her fans for bullying him.
TMZ caught up with Max Ehrich on Thursday, and he told their cameras, “We’re both anti-bullying people so people should stop bullying. What people think it’s about — it has nothing to do with anything. People shouldn’t believe what they’re reading. [We have to] do whatever’s the healthiest and safest for both of us.”
Max also admitted he’d heard “Still Have Me,” the tune she wrote about their split. He dubbed it “amazing.”

Furry Friends Friday from The Mason Jar Cafe featuring Jordan – October 9

Jordan is a male Terrier Mix. Jordan loves kisses, treats, and is such a loyal companion!  His foster says she is convinced he understands her with the looks he gives!  One of her favorite things about Jordan is that he LOVES to be tucked into his bed with a blanket. He is quirky, goofy, and is filled with so much love!  Could Jordan be your fur-ever friend?  If you’re interested in adopting this sweet man, please fill out an adoption application online at www.al-van.org.  Once reviewed, we will contact you about setting up a meet and greet.... [Read Full Story]

The Daily Dish – Friday, October 9

Harvey Weinstein has been accused of rape once again. This time an unidentified woman says the mogul assaulted her during one of the the 2000 presidential debates.
In a lawsuit obtained by Page Six, the woman claims Weinstein “lured” her to his New York City home “on a pretense of watching the 2000 presidential debate together.”
Instead, she claims, he “forcibly raped her.” According to court papers, “The sheer size and mass of Weinstein prevented plaintiff from being able to escape his clutches, but once he backed up, she broke free, sprinted for the door, and never saw Weinstein again.”
The court papers say that since the alleged incident, the woman has endured “severe emotional distress” and “her career was derailed and she all but stopped acting.”
Weinstein is serving a 23-year prison sentence in New York. He also faces sexual assault charges in Los Angeles.

A Texas woman is suing Brad Pitt for $100,000, claiming he romanced her and then stole her money.
But the star’s lawyers say the woman was the victim of a catfishing scam.
According to Page Six, health-care CEO Kelli Christina alleges she paid “$40,000 for the actor to make five appearances at events that she arranged for his charity Make It Right Foundation, which constructs new homes for victims of Hurricane Katrina.”
Kelli goes even further, saying she got close with Brad and they even had “discussions of marriage.”
Brad’s legal team has filed a motion to dismiss the case, saying he never had any dealings with Christina.
Kelli, however, still believes she was dealing with the real Brad Pitt and insists she’ll continue to fight. She tells Page Six, “We have been litigating since March 2020 and I am pushing back on media. This lawsuit is important for the country so I will continue to fight Brad Pitt and Make It Right Foundation. I have 113 pages of organized discovery to support the charges and allegations. I wouldn’t expect this lawsuit to go away easily.”

Katharine McPhee is pregnant, People magazine reports.
This will be the 36-year-old’s first child with her 70-year-old husband, David Foster.
The couple was spotted out this week, shopping for baby stuff.
Katharine and David wed in June 2019 after meeting in 2006 when he mentored her and other contestants on season 5 of American Idol.
He already has five daughters, ranging in age from 34 to 50.

Coffee Talk from Honor Credit Union – Friday, October 9

  • Beer and Pizza Day … otherwise known as Friday.

Deadline Hollywood says 59 million people watched Wednesday night’s Vice Presidential debate. It’s the second most watched VP debate since 2008 when 70 million viewers saw Joe Biden and Sarah Palin tangle.

You knew this was coming … The infamous fly that landed on VP Mike Pence’s head during the debate is already being turned into a Halloween costume. Online shop 3Wishes has released a white-haired wig with a plastic fly on it. Though you may want to just make a do-it-yourself version of it at home, since the “Debate Fly Wig” will run you steep $49.95. (People)

Well, here’s a no-brainer survey … After working remotely for months, 70% of workers say they want to ditch business attire for good. 28% said they missed dressing up to go to the office. (SWNS)

Hey, you’re probably staying in this Halloween, and maybe even planning to watch some horror movies. Well, now you can get paid to watch them. CableTV.com and HighSpeedInternet.com are looking for a scary movie superfan to binge-watch 24 hours of horror flicks on Halloween night. In return, you’ll get $1,000 — plus free candy and a $50 Starbucks gift card to help keep you up. Applications are open through Friday, October 19th at 11:59 p.m. Click here for more details. (Travel & Leisure)

College seniors and recent college grads are being offered the opportunity to take a once-in-a-lifetime trip — to nowhere. Natural Light, the a favorite beer of penny-pinching college students, is offering the “Natural Flight” to one lucky winner and up to three of his or her friends (all 21 or over, of course). The chosen few will win a flight on a private jet loaded with video games, televisions, snacks and loads of Natty Light. The plane will take off from the airport, fly around for a while, and then land back at the same airport. The contest runs through October 20th. (Yahoo)

Totally the Bomb says Starbucks is celebrating Halloween with a ‘Carrie’ Frappuccino. The drink is inspired by the 1976 horror film starring John Travolta and Sissy Spacek. It’s made with a vanilla bean Frappuccino, raspberry syrup, strawberry puree and whipped cream.

Music News – Friday, October 9

The trespassing stalker on Katy Perry’s property has been issued a restraining order. For the next three years, William Terry must stay 100 yards away from Katy.
Last month, shortly after Katy gave birth to a daughter, William Terry appeared at her Beverly Hills home. He jumped the fence but got confronted by Katy’s personal security.
Terry tweeted several threats against the family. He wished to “snap Orlando Bloom’s neck.” He then tweeted a curse against Orlando’s son to catch “catch COVID and die.” The restraining order includes Katy’s extended family as well as her tour stops. (TMZ)

Britney Spears‘ lawyer made a bizarre declaration in court on Wednesday, defending her by comparing her to someone in a coma.
TMZ reports that attorney Sam Ingham said he had the right to sign a statement saying Brit never wants to perform again because she “lacks the mental capacity” to do it herself. The lawyers and the judge entered a lengthy discussion about Britney’s abilities, but couldn’t come to a decision, so the judge put the matter over to another day.
Earlier in the week, Britney’s former lawyer seemed to confirm fears about her mental state, saying she would likely be under the care of a conservator “for the rest of her life.”

Mariah Carey has scaled plenty of charts in her lifetime, but she’s just climbed to the top of a very special one — The New York Times best seller list for hard-cover books.
The Meaning of Mariah Carey hit the peak this week, knocking journalist Bob Woodward‘s controversial Donald Trump book, Rage, out of the top spot. Mimi thanked fans for their support in a tweet, saying “It almost makes it tolerable to have lived through these experiences! LOL”

The Daily Dish – Thursday, October 8

The ratings are in for Ellen DeGeneres‘s premiere week — and they’re not good.
The talk show saw a nearly 40 percent drop from last year, suggesting her toxic workplace scandal has lost the comedian hundreds of thousands of fans.
According to Nielsen, the show averaged 1.66 million viewers for the week of September 21st, when she finally spoke about the controversy on air, down from 2.67 million for the opening week of September 9th, 2019.

Chris Evans is showing more skin on Instagram lately.  In case you’ve forgotten, a few weeks ago, Chris accidentally posted a pic of his junk in an Instagram story.
This time Captain America went shirtless — intentionally — in a video of himself doing a backflip into his pool. The actor wrote, “Last swim before the pool hibernates … (It was freezing!). I wonder what it’s like to be tan.”
Fans didn’t seem to care about the backflip. Their attention was on his tattoos.
One person tweeted, “Okay but I didn’t know Chris Evans had so many tattoos?”

Suzanne Somers is recovering after falling down the stairs at her home.
The 73-year-old actress, who also recently fractured her hip, underwent successful neck surgery, Page Six reports.
On Instagram, Suzanne explains, “I had an intense amount of pain after the fall that was not resolving – even after having tequila! After several scans, it was determined I had 2 vertebrae out of place which was causing pressure on nerves and creating that tremendous pain.”
The Three’s Company star said she’s doing well but she’ll need more time “to recover before I can join you again at the bar for our virtual cocktail parties.”
Somers and her husband, Alan Hamel, regularly have Facebook Live gatherings at their home bar, “Big Al’s.”

Coffee Talk from Honor Credit Union – Thursday, October 8

  • American Touch Tag Day
  • World Octopus Day

Has COVID made daters more concerned with personality than looks? According to Match.com’s new Singles in America survey, coronavirus has caused a dating “renaissance,” with people being a lot more sincere when it comes to dating, spending more time getting to know someone, focusing less on appearance, and looking for something more meaningful than casual:
  • 63% said they spend more time getting to know potential partners.
  • 69% said they are more honest with potential partners.
  • 59% said they are considering a wider range of people as potential partners.
  • 61% of Gen Z daters and 49% of Millennials said they are focusing less on physical attraction.
  • 50% of Gen Z singles said they are having more meaningful conversations with potential dates before meeting in person.
  • 58% said they have shifted toward more “intentional dating”

Moms dropping out of work force … Many people have lost their jobs due to the pandemic, but another under-reported consequence is the number of parents – particularly women – who have had to quit their jobs in order to stay home with their kids. A new report from the Labor Department has revealed that women between the ages of 25 and 54 are dropping out of the job market at the highest rate since the peak of the pandemic. The reason? With many schools and daycare centers still closed, women with young kids have had to leave their jobs to stay home with their kids – and, in many cases, home school their kids. (NY Post)

If your iPhone recently updated to the newest system software and you’re starting to see little dots on the screen, don’t worry, it’s normal, and probably very helpful. The Sun says Apple’s latest iPhone update adds a warning dot that alerts users whenever their microphone or camera has been activated. The feature is intended to help people know if they are being hacked. The dot turns green when the camera is being used and orange when the microphone is live.
A spokesman for Apple says, “Privacy is a fundamental human right and at the core of everything we do.”

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas … Good news: If you want/need to tune out the pandemic and politics, holiday movies are coming — and soon. Hallmark’s “Countdown to Christmas” movies start on October 24th, Lifetime’s “It’s a Wonderful Lifetime” movies kick off on October 23d, and Netflix is rolling out 28 holiday movies this year, beginning October 28th with the Emma Roberts rom-com Holidate.

Music News – Thursday, October 8

Meghan Trainor is off the dance floor and onto the mommy track — with her first baby on the way.
The singer and her actor hubby Daryl Sabara broke the news Wednesday morning on the Today show. Meghan told viewers, “We’re so excited we couldn’t sleep. We’ve been waiting for so long. I was thinking about who do we tell first and I’ve told Hoda [Kotb] since I was 19, going to the Today show, ‘I will have the most babies in the world.'”
Meghan also has another delivery on the way — her first holiday album, A Very Trainor Christmas, will drop on October 30th.

Harry Styles is taking a big run at Hollywood stardom, but he won’t be shaking or stirring James Bond fans.
With Daniel Craig ending his run as the super-spy, insiders started speculating about who’ll wear Bond’s tux next — and British bookies started taking action on Harry. In the past couple of weeks, odds on the singer earning the nod went from 100-to-1 to 25-to-1 — but a rep tells the Daily Mail reports of Harry taking on the role are “not remotely true.”
One “insider” remains confident, though, telling the paper, ‘Harry is deadly serious. He has had a series of high-level meetings about becoming 007. [He’s] is a new age British man. He’s confident in his own skin and making him Bond would signal the franchise changing with the times.”

Madonna says she never reads her own press stories, but she sure does read her horoscope — as she proved by walking away from a collaborator because of his sign.
David Guetta, who’s worked with some of today’s biggest pop names,  tells YouTubers McFly and Carlito, “I did a remix for Madonna  — [‘Revolver’ in 2009] — and I won a Grammy for the remix. She calls me afterwards… She tells me that she loves this remix and she suggests that I produce her next album. I arrive for lunch. We talk about everything, the music, what she wants to do with the album. Super nice. It’s just her and me. Very relaxed, very cool.”
But things quickly took a turn. “She asks me for my astrological sign. I answer her Scorpio. Suddenly, she makes a face and she says to me, ‘I’m sorry, we’re not going to be able to work together. It was a pleasure to know you. Goodbye.”

The Daily Dish – Wednesday, October 7

Eddie Van Halen, one of rock’s greatest guitarists, died yesterday from a variety of cancer-related causes. He was 65.
His son Wolfgang announced his death on Twitter last night.
He’ll be remembered for his fiery performances and unique personal style on the instrument and as a music innovator. He pioneered two-hand finger tapping and harmonics on the guitar and held three patents for musical inventions.
Eddie played on two chart-topping singles during his lifetime — Michael Jackson‘s “Beat It” in 1983 and Van Halen‘s “Jump” in 1984. However, he topped the rock radio airplay chart 13 times with Van Halen, whose place in the pantheon of classic rock bands is assured.
Over on Twitter, Valerie Bertinelli has posted a loving tribute to her ex-husband, Eddie Van Halen.
Valerie, who shared a son, Wolfgang, with the guitarist, called him “my love” and said she was grateful to have been with him in his last moments.
According to TMZ,  Eddie died at St. John’s Hospital in Santa Monica. His wife Janie was by his side, along with his son, Valerie, and Eddie’s brother Alex.... [Read Full Story]

Music News – Wednesday, October 7

If Justin Timberlake had listened to his record label, he never would’ve brought “sexy back.”
In a new Apple Music interview, Justin looks back at his career and recalls that the “experts” said “SexyBack” was destined to bomb. He says, “When I brought the album in, I said, ‘This is the first single. Everybody told me I was crazy. They’re like, ‘It’s too fast.’ I’m like, ‘OK.’ Like, ‘It doesn’t sound like you.’ I’m like, ‘OK.’ They’re like, ‘It doesn’t have your falsetto.’ I’m like, ‘OK.’ And I say, ‘Every reason why you think that that’s why it’s wrong, I think it’s right.'”
For those keeping score, “SexyBack” spent seven weeks at number-one when it was released in 2006.

Britney Spears skipped the beauty routine Monday and went straight to work — doing chores around the house.
She hit Instagram to show off her “real life,” by posing next to a ladder positioned to change a light bulb somewhere in her mansion. She added a caption saying, “I can get insecure when photos are taken of me that I’m not prepared for… So I have always put so much effort into my appearance… But you know sometimes it’s nice to not try so hard and pull down your walls every now and then !!!! It takes a lot of strength to do that !!!”

The Daily Mail says Harry Styles is NOT in the running to replace Daniel Craig as James Bond. London bookmakers had listed his odds of replacing Craig at 25-1.

Happy Headline from United Federal Credit Union – Tuesday, October 6

Natalie Neal is a grandmother who wanted to stay in touch with her five-year-old grandson Tyrion Spann, so she programmed the Alexa unit in Tyrion’s house so he could call whenever he wanted.
It was a great idea because it allowed Tyrion to call easily — and just say hello.
But, it ended up being a life-saving move — because Tyrion’s mom, Jasmine, suffered a serious epileptic seizure — and Tyrion was able to quickly call grandma for help.
When Natalie got the call from her grandson, she quickly figured out what had happened and immediately called 911.
Tyrion managed to stay calm and open the door for first responders, who were able to care for Jasmine.
The whole adventure certainly had a big impact on Tyrion, as he now wants to be a police officer or a firefighter when he grows up.

The Daily Dish – Tuesday, October 6

Kim Kardashian cared for Kanye West while he recovered from COVID in February. He became infected weeks before the United States understood the severity of this coronavirus.
Kim recalled the difficulty saying, “I had my four babies and no-one else in the house to help. Kanye contracted the virus at the beginning, when nobody really knew what was going on. It was so scary. I had to go and change his sheets and help him get out of bed. Changing his sheets with gloves and a face shield.”
The next Keeping Up With the Kardashians episodes document the family’s response to the pandemic. That includes Kim wearing personal protective gear before national scientific leaders called it necessary.
Kim explained on Monday why the family voted to quit Keeping Up With the Kardashians. She said, “It’s really simple. We just need a minute to regroup. We haven’t had a break for 14 years. We just live such big lives. We have kids now and they need us.” (Grazia)

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie‘s custody battle has been put on pause. The two were supposed to have a hearing on Monday, but it was delayed.
The actor is asking the court to give him equal time with the kids. A source tells ET, “Brad is asking for 50/50 custody to be put in place and stay in place.”
The insider says that “Angelina wants to be fair when it comes to custody. She is very structured with the children. Brad has high hopes [they can] try to make it work because of the importance of co-parenting.”
The exes had reached a custody agreement in November 2018, but that fell apart when they couldn’t agree on the private judge to adjudicate their divorce case.
The source adds that Brad has “done everything he can to avoid a court situation” but feels he has been “left with no other choice,” if he wants to be allowed more time with his children.

Life & Style Weekly Magazine claims Meghan Markle is allegedly open to doing a reality show with her son, Archie. A source tells the magazine,  “Meghan thinks her son is adorable. She can just imagine him following in her footsteps and becoming an actor. A reality show could be the first stepping stone.”

Coast Social Network with the Southwest Michigan Regional Chamber – Tuesday, October 6

Zack speaks with Sarah Spoonholtz from the Southwest Michigan Regional Chamber about upcoming events including the Young Professionals Virtual Trivia Night, a Ribbon Cutting for Lakeside Fit, and details on a new Bridgman-focused holiday gift card program. Get more details at smrchamber.com!... [Read Full Story]

Coffee Talk from Honor Credit Union – Tuesday, October 6

  • National Coaches Day
  • National Noodle Day
  • National Plus-Size Appreciation Day

For those of you looking for a thrill, a resident of Hell, Michigan, who calls himself the unofficial “Mayor of Hell,” is offering a unique opportunity for Halloween. His spooky tiny house, known as the “Mayor’s Lair,” is available on Airbnb for three, one-night stays. Each booking includes a queen-sized bed, pumpkins for carving, an outdoor movie screen, and a fire pit. But the coolest thing you’ll get is the unofficial title of “Mayor of Hell.”

Speaking of scary houses … The house from the movie Silence of the Lambs is for sale. Yep, Buffalo Bill’s home from the movie can now be yours – and just in time for Halloween. The four-bedroom farmhouse is located in Perryopolis, Pennsylvania, just outside of Pittsburgh and has an asking price of $298,500. (Travel & Leisure)

According to a new study, THC from marijuana might be an effective way to treat the coronavirus — and could even save some lives. Researchers found that THC could work in the body to keep oxygen filling your lungs. (Daily Mail)

10 Worst Halloween Candies of All Time! … according to a new survey by Thrillist
1 Necco Wafers
2 pennies, fruit,  pretzels
3 Smarties
4 Double Bubble
5 Bit-O-Honey
6 Mary Janes
7 Non- Laffy Taffy
8 Hot Tamales
9 Good & Plenty
10 Sixlets

Music News – Tuesday, October 6

Can you imagine Ed Sheeran without red hair? Well, his old manager told him he’d never be successful with it.
Stuart Camp, who’s been Sheeran’s manager for more than nine years, said on the Straight Up podcast that changing the hair wasn’t the only thing the previous management group tried to do. “The other management ac­tually resigned from him because they said he wasn’t going anywhere. He had to drop the looping pedal, dye his hair black and give up the rapping.”

Lewis Capaldi‘s coming to the aid of small venues in the U.K.
He’ll do a livestream show from Scotland on Friday starting at 2 pm ET that will be shown on Twitch and the Amazon Music app. Fans will be asked to donate money to the Music Venue Trust, which was formed this year, in an attempt to keep small venues going during the pandemic.

Coast Social Network with Cornerstone Alliance – Monday, October 5

Dubelsa and Kristen from the Women’s Business Center at Cornerstone Alliance encourage us all to celebrate women business owners and managers during the month of October. Marydawn Taggart owner of Maddog 5/1: Revolutionary Fitness, and Lanie Schrubba from the Renaissance Athletic Club, are facilitators of upcoming classes for the Women’s Business Center and speak with Zack about their involvement.... [Read Full Story]

The Daily Dish – Monday, October 5

Millie Bobby Brown almost quit acting before making it big.
On Friday night’s episode of The Tonight Show, the Stranger Things star said she  became “very disheartened” by the acting industry after she lost a role on Game of Thrones. Millie said she “really wanted” the part on the HBO series when she auditioned.
“I got a no for that and then that’s when I was like, ‘Oh, this is really difficult,'” she told Jimmy Fallon.
She nearly quit her acting career but decided to have her “last kind of go” at a “Netflix show called Montauk,” which later became Stranger Things.
Millie said, “I auditioned and two months later they got back to us and said, ‘Hey we’d love to Skype with you’ and I Skyped with them, and the rest is history.”
She’s currently starring in the Netflix film Enola Holmes.

The James Bond film No Time to Die has been delayed again.
Producers said on Friday that the 25th installment in the franchise will now open on April 2nd, 2021.
No Time to Die was originally set to debut in April 2020 but was postponed to November. It was one of the first movies to be delayed because of the pandemic.
A day after the announcement, Regal Cinemas said they are “considering” temporarily closing all of its theaters in the U.S. and the U.K. With No Time to Die moving to next year, that leaves very few big releases set to open in the remaining months of 2020.

Actor Rick Moranis was the victim of a vicious and random attack on a New York City street on Thursday and police are searching for a suspect.
The 67-year-old actor, who starred in movies like GhostbustersHoney, I Shrunk the Kids, and Spaceballs, was walking in Manhattan’s Upper West Side when a man approached him and punched him in the head, knocking him to the ground. The attack was caught on surveillance video and it shows the assailant calmly walking away after throwing the punch.
Moranis went to the hospital complaining of injuries to his head, back and hip. Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying the attacker. (WABC-TV)

Coffee Talk from Honor Credit Union – Monday, October 5

TODAY IS: World Teacher Day

Are you close friends with any of your exes? Actress/model Elizabeth Hurley revealed in a recent interview with People that while their 13-year relationship ended in 2000, she’s still close friends with Hugh Grant. She even talks to him regularly and explained in the interview, “I still go to him for advice on scripts, even though he’s very happily married with five children and I’m very happy in my own life. There’s still certain bits we crossover with very well.” And when it comes to advice about her professional work she said “he’s still my go-to person.” Hugh describes their relationship now as “like brother and sister.”

Women are calling for the word miscarriage to be banned … Last week, Chrissy Teigen and John Legend shared the tragic news about Baby Jack. Teigen, in her deepest agony, chose to share with the world her pain and grief after losing their son, and it started a dialogue not only normalizing the silent grief many women are mistakenly ashamed to share, but it called into question the word miscarriage and the stigma it creates — somehow blaming the mother for the loss. Women took to Twitter to share their stories and call for an end of the use of the word miscarriage — preferring pregnancy loss, instead. (Glamour)

What would you do for one day of no stress? A new survey found that one-third of respondents would spend over $500 if it meant they could have a day of zero stress. 3 in 5 of those surveyed said they feel “constantly on edge,” 20% said they feel “drained” most days, and 13% say they are in a constant state of exhaustion. (SWNS)

A new survey by Joybird Home Furnishings reveals that 60% of people would dump their partner if they did not like their pet. Other findings:
– 73% of people allow their pet to sleep with them
– 80% of people share food with their pets
– 80% of people have thrown at least one birthday party for their pet
– 62% of people have created a social media account for their pet

Yahoo News says coronavirus-inspired Christmas tree ornaments have gone on sale. Popular ornaments include Santa wearing a mask, bottles of hand sanitizer, a dumpster on fire with ‘2020’ written across it and three masked elves with a roll of toilet paper that reads: “The year we stayed home”

Music News – Monday, October 5

Shawn Mendes hasn’t seen Camila Cabello in weeks, but she sure is on his mind — and in the grooves of his new Wonder album.
The Canadian cutie tells Sirius XM that he’s still very much into Camila, who served as a huge inspiration for his new music. Shawn says, “She’s doing amazing. I haven’t seen her actually in like a month and two weeks, not that I’m counting… She’s back really soon and I think it’s interesting ’cause when your girlfriend is an insanely talented, real musician who writes her own music, it’s scary to write an album around her.”
He adds that Camila was as encouraging as she was scary. “[She’d say] ‘Go, keep going, keep going.’ And she would do this thing like once a month, ‘Hey, just a reminder, this concept you’re on is incredible. It’s going to make people feel something really special. Don’t stop. Don’t stop. Don’t stop.’ And it was this force of energy that I think was really helpful.”
Wonder is set for release on December 4th.

British television executives performed a tricky operation this past week — by removing a carrot from the top off Ed Sheeran‘s head.
The veggie surgery was actually performed on a puppet version of Ed, which was to appear on a new season of Spitting Image. After seeing the lookalike Sheeran, execs thought the carrot would be offensive to Ed’s fellow gingers, so they took it out and replaced it with turnip leaves.
A source at ITV tells the Sun, “The puppeteers didn’t seem too happy about the changes.  But it’s a fine line when you’re making comedy. It’s one thing poking fun at the rich and powerful but it’s another insulting some viewers.”.
Spitting Image is available stateside on the BritBox streaming service.