Show Notes for Saturday, January 13 and Sunday, January 14, 2024

Today we visit with entertainment anchor Sam Rubin about the 29th Annual Critics Choice Awards, airing LIVE on The CW Sunday January 14th at 7pm ET.

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January 13th

Korean American Day

Make Your Dream Come True Day

National Rubber Ducky Day

National Sticker Day

Peach Melba Day

Poetry Break Day

Public Radio Broadcasting Day

Stephen Foster Memorial Day

January 14th

Caesarean Section Day

Feast Of The Ass

International Kite Day

National Dress Up Your Pet Day

National Hot Pastrami Sandwich Day

National Undhiyu Day

Organize Your Home Day

Ratification Day

Take A Missionary To Lunch Day

World Logic Day

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So – it’s the coldest time of the year, the daylight disappears before dinner’s ready, and those Christmas bills just keep on rolling in. What’s not to like about winter? And if you believe the results of a new survey, that especially applies to women. A poll, of 2,000 found that women are grumpier than men during winter. Six in 10 females admitted to being in a bad mood between December and February – compared to 48% of males. And exactly what is it that made women feel this way? Miserable weather was the top reason (87%), while men blamed a lack of sunshine (81%). As a result, 42% of all adults said they are likely to book a holiday to give them something look forward to. The survey also found that the things people miss most this time of year are: the sun on their skin (55%), spending more time outside (53%), and the general warmer weather (61%).

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The NFL playoff matchups are set, and if there’s one thing you can bet on, it’s that Americans will be watching. The NFL accounted for 93 of the top-rated 100 US broadcasts last year, according to Sportico. That’s up from 82 in 2022 — and 61 five years ago. The only non-football broadcasts to crack the top 50: the State of the Union address . . . and the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.


The 2024 Golden Globes turned into a Skywalker family reunion. “Star Wars” legends Mark Hamill and Natalie Portman both attended the awards show Sunday night, only to have an impromptu run-in backstage. And later, Hamill shared a photo he took with Portman — who played ‘Luke Skywalker’s’ mother, ‘Padmé Amidala’, in all 3 Star Wars prequel movies. He wrote on social media: “Now I have finally met my ‘mother,’ thanks to the @goldenglobes”. Both Hamill and Portman have frequently joked about how they’d never actually met in person, despite their “family ties.” LINK:

Martin Scorsese plans to make a movie based on the “Life of Jesus” later this year. He told the LA Times that the film will be based on a book by Shūsaku Endō. The director said it will probably be set mainly in modern day, and will mostly be “focusing on Jesus’ core teachings in a way that explores the principles, but doesn’t proselytize.” Scorsese said he is trying “to make it more accessible and take away the negative onus of what has been associated with organized religion.”

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About 25% of adults have used a coupon on a first date.

Friends” fans now have the chance to get their hands on some original scripts from the hit show. They were found inside a former staff member’s bedside table as he was preparing to move — and are now going up for auction. The finder, who wishes to stay anonymous, worked at Fountain Studios in London, England, where 2 Friends episodes were filmed — “The One with Ross’s Wedding Part I” and “The One with Ross’s Wedding Part II.” He wants the scripts to go to a real Friends fan when they go up for grabs through Hansons Auctioneers tomorrow.

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In a room with just 23 people, there’s a 50% chance that at least 2 share the same birthday.

Women have a slightly higher average IQ than men.

White chocolate isn’t actually chocolate at all.

Technically, freshwater fish is not seafood.

Applesauce was the first food to be eaten by astronauts in space.

Earwax is technically a form of sweat.

The first people to wear t-shirts were sailors in the US Navy.


Question: Stats show that women are 20% more likely to help out with THIS, than men are. What is it?

Answer: Cover up a crime

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A biotech company that specializes in anti-aging life-care solutions has designed workout leggings that shock you while you exercise — which is supposedly a good thing that helps you get fit. Barun Bio claims that bodily movement while working out is translated through the leggings into electrical stimulation, which rejuvenates muscles, boosts athletic performance, aids muscle recovery and reduces fatigue. And the product looks like any other legging, matching the comfort and fit of regular clothes. At the Consumer Electronic Show, the leggings won an innovation award, and received positive reviews for comfortability, quality of material and practicality.

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Smile 2 (Oct. 18): Aladdin” star Naomi Scott is set for the sequel to the horror sensation, which will likely get a new protagonist, since Sosie Bacon’s Rose didn’t survive the first.

Venom 3 (Nov. 8): Tom Hardy will returns as Eddie Brock/Venom in this Marvel film.

Gladiator 2 (Nov. 22): Ridley Scott returns to direct the much-anticipated follow up to his 2000 Best Picture winner. Paul Mescal stars, along with Denzel Washington, Pedro Pascal, Connie Nielsen, Derek Jacobi and Joseph Quinn, among others.

Wicked Part 1 (Nov. 27): The first part of the film adaptation of the Broadway musical features Cynthia Erivo starring as Elphaba and Ariana Grande as Glinda.

The Karate Kid (Dec. 13): As the stars of separate “Karate Kid” films, Jackie Chan and Ralph Macchio will come together in this installment.

Mufasa: The Lion King (Dec. 20): This prequel of the 2019 photorealistic remake will explore Mufasa’s origin story, centering his on relationship his brother Scar.

Sonic the Hedgehog 3 (Dec. 20): Ben Schwartz reprises his role as the title character.

Spider-Man: Beyond the Spider-Verse (no date yet): Following the cliffhanger ending of “Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse,” all loose ends should be wrapped up in this final film in the animated trilogy.

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