ABOVE: Strapping lad.
OMG BLOG (WORK UNFRIENDLY): Big Brother star Paulie Calafiore shows off his impressive manhood in pics by Rick Day.
GAY FLESHBOT (WORK UNFRIENDLY): The boys of The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina are super hot, especially Ross Lynch!
HUFF POST: New report claims that WaPo journalist Jamal Khashoggi was strangled as soon as he entered the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, then was dismembered before his body parts were dumped by a local co-conspirator.
TODAY SHOW: The Today folks tried their hands at a Totally '80s theme for Halloween — and some were quite good!
BUZZFEED NEWS: Oprah Winfrey will do some door-to-door campaigning in Georgia this weekend on behalf of Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams. P.S. Let's stop pretending Meghan McCain is anything other than a right-wing nut — she tried to smear Abrams as anti-gun on The View and got, well, shot down:
HUFF POST: Ryan Zinke, the Secretary of the Interior, likened Robert E. Lee to Martin Luther King Jr. Trump's Administration is rife with racists and anti-Semites ... it's absurd at this point. When do I wake up?
SALON: At least some red-state Dems are surging in the polls as we barrel toward Tuesday's midterms.
NYP: A stripper who used to work alongside accused #MAGABomber Cesar Sayoc has come forward to say Sayoc was a stalker in those days. Also, this:
“He always wanted to be a different guy, not a male stripper,” Nunn, now a Tim McGraw impersonator and booking agent for male dancers, told SWNS.
“He was shady and there was always drama around him but I would never have thought he’d send a bomb to the former President of the United States.”
I would like to hire him to impersonate a down-on-his-luck, sexually fluid Tim McGraw for a private show.
VARIETY: Why the fuck is Cate Blanchett wasting her time playing Phyllis Schlafly in a new limited series that is I hope ironically entitled Mrs. America? Schlafly was pure evil, and no series will bother portraying her as such, but will reach for her human side. Why do we need to see that anti-gay, anti-feminist monster's human side? Ick. This, at least, gives me hope that it won't simply glorify her:
FX said the series would explore the rise of feminism and the push for the Equal Rights Amendment through the eyes of both Schlafly, who led the backlash to the work of second-wave feminists including Gloria Steinem, Betty Friedan, Shirley Chisholm, Bella Abzug, and Jill Ruckelshaus. The show promises to look at how the tension over the female empowerment movement helped changed the political and cultural landscape.
POLITICO: Trump claims he and Melania were welcomed warmly in Pittsburgh — they weren't:
KENNETH IN THE (212): Rather amazing Super Mario if you're into Halloween and tennis! Then there is this approach to a Mario Bros. look:
GR8ERDAYS: There's a new Variety piece out that reveals the salaries of top TV personalities — including $1.2M-per-ep for Javier Bardem for a boring-sounding Amazon series on the explorer Cortés — but leave it to Geri Fake Jan Reischl to inject a little realness into the situation. TV actors pre-1973 rarely got any kind of residuals to speak of. The divide between current and past actors' incomes is shocking. P.S. Below, you get Tina Turner, Florence Henderson and Milton Berle in a conga line, Ann B. Davis vamping with Rip Taylor, as well as some nice Fake Jan footage: