‘The Grand Tour’ smashes car into sidewalk, ‘The Rock’ gets Twitter gif, Tony DiNozzo’s dad returns to ‘NCIS’

Out for a brisk walk this morning I noticed a little more twinkling in Hollywood than normal. Thanksgiving is around the corner and with all the fall festivities almost upon us, it appears the Christmas lights are going up around town. Don’t get me wrong, I love the bright sparkling lights, decorated trees and even the joyful tunes. I guess I was just wishing that I’d have a slice of turkey, a piece of pumpkin pie and way too much stuffing before the focus of Christmas began.  Thankfully, a few fun turkey day shows are planned for next week. I took a peek and saw “A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving” and “SNL: Thanksgiving” are slated before the big day. I can hardly wait!

‘The Grand Tour’ smashes car into Hollywood Boulevard

Is that really a Prius smashed into the sidewalk of the Hollywood Walk of Fame? Yes, and it’s hilarious. The staged crashes promote Amazon Prime’s new show “The Grand Tour,” which airs this week. This car, looking like it fell off a building is headlong smashed into the sidewalk makes everyone stop and gasp. It’s funny and original. Plus, it’s a perfect place to take a selfie!

Tony DiNozzo’s dad returns to ‘NCIS’

The fans are excited to see Tony DiNozzo Sr. (played by Robert Wagner) back on “NCIS.” Looking to rent the apartment Tony once lived in, the team becomes super friendly with the father of their former coworker to see what could happen. While it’s awesome to see Tony’s dad back in the storyline, but it’s a little weird too. Michael Weatherly, who played Tony DiNozzo, is seen about 45 minutes later in his new show. For the fans, it’s hard to separate the two characters (played by one great actor). I swear we are all trying though! Catch “NCIS” tonight on CBS! There will be a review up later!

Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson honored with Twitter gif

The announcement of Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson being named “Sexiest Man Alive” definitely is perfect for this year. Anyone who has had the privilege of meeting The Rock knows just how kind the guy really is and his focus on fans is amazing. There have been years when People Magazine announced the winner which made people roll their eyes in disappointment, but this year the editors got it right and the fans couldn’t be happier. The best part? The Rock, who appears in “Ballers” on HBO, has that super cool Twitter gif!

And Finally…Marilyn Monroe’s famous ‘Happy Birthday’ dress up for auction

Marilyn Monroe’s famous dress, the gown she wore at New York’s Madison Square Garden when she sang “Happy Birthday” to President John F. Kennedy in front of a large crowd, is going up for auction. The gown has more than 2,500 crystals and has been touring for months. This weekend it will be sold and it’s expected to fetch over 2.5 million. Considered one of the oldest scandals in Hollywood, the moment she performed on stage has been seen millions of times and referenced in countless TV shows and movies. Compared to today’s Hollywood scandals, this moment is quite tame. It’s definitely surprising how 54 years can offer some perspective.

This column was written by Jodi Jill. Be sure to follow her on Facebook and Twitter!

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