Tuesday, April 24, 2018 Edition: #6204

Deja Moo!

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BS SHOW BIZ BUZZ:
★ The investigation into the death of Verne Troyer is officially underway and an examination of his body is set to be conducted. An autopsy has been scheduled for this week. The exact cause of death is still unclear, but the initial call to the star’s home was for poisoning, and his family suggested that his death may have been the result of a suicide attempt. The coroner notes that Troyer died in the hospital, which was where he had been since being placed under an involuntary psychiatric hold.
-TheBlast
★ Avatar and The Godfather. Do you see the connection? James Cameron says that that his four planned “Avatar” sequels are at heart a “generational family saga”. Quote: “I found myself as a father of five, starting to think about what would an Avatar story be like if it was a family drama, if it was The Godfather. Obviously very different genre, but I got intrigued by that idea. So, that’s really what it is. It’s a generational family saga”.
(And it’s taking him about a generation to make the next one too!)
-MSN
★ Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are reportedly at the center of a bidding war between movie bosses over the rights to make a story of their romance. Hollywood is said to be hot on the idea to immortalize the story of the famous couple, who wed in 2014 after a two-year romance following Kim’s brief second wedding to Kris Humphries. Now the likes of Warner Bros. and Sony are wooing them, and they figure a movie could be a huge hit if it’s done right. Word is that Kanye wants his music to play a central part.
(You have to admit that Kim’s first movie will be a tough one to top!)
-MSN
★ The tragedy of the Humboldt Broncos bus crash is not lost to Canada’s neighbours to the south. Ellen DeGeneres honoured the victims of the crash by carrying a hockey stick to a speaking event in Calgary on Saturday.  She told the crowd at Scotiabank Saddledome, “My heart breaks for everyone, it hurt all of us. Let’s try to shine some light and love and dedicate this night to them.”
-MSN
★ Paula Patton says she was a ghostwriter for Robin Thicke under the pseudonym Max Haddington, and she has co-writing credits on songs like ‘Magic, ‘Dreamworld’, ‘Get in My Way’ and ‘Diamonds’. Patton says that the two had been a couple since she was 15 years old, and she agreed to co-write under the pen-name so it wouldn’t seem like Thicke was writing with his ‘girl’.
-ContactMusic

TODAY’S SHOW BIZ SKED:
• “Jimmy Kimmel Live” (ABC/Global): Mark Ruffalo, Scarlett Johansson, Tom Hiddleston, Danai Gurira, Dave Bautista, Bleachers
• “The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon” (NBC/CTV): Kevin James, Questlove, Sigrid
• “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” (CBS/Global): Hank Azaria, Ronan Farrow, Grace VanderWaal
• “Late Night with Seth Meyers” (NBC/CTV): Ice-T, Sarah Kendzior, Sarah Tomek
• “The Late Late Show with James Corden” (CBS/CTV): Anthony Mackie, Judy Greer, Snow Patrol
• “Conan” (TBS/Comedy): Zach Braff, Alia Shawkat, Andrew W.K.
• “Watch What Happens Live” (Bravo): Kelly Ripa, Mark Consuelos
• “The View” (ABC/CTV): Candace Cameron Bure, Andrew Morton
• “The Talk” (CBS): Uzo Aduba, Nancy O’Dell
• “Live with Kelly and Ryan” (ABC/CTV): Sting & Shaggy, Henry Winkler, Dr. Doris Day
• “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” (NBC/CTV): Scarlett Johansson, Jake Tapper, Parquet Courts
• “The 100” (CW): Season 5 premiere.
• “NBA Playoffs” (CHECK LOCAL LISTINGS): Milwaukee vs. Boston, Miami vs. Philadelphia, San Antonio vs. Golden State (if necessary)

BS MUSIC NOTES:
• Luis Fonsi – A pair of accordion players have been asked by the Toronto Transit Commission to stop performing his hit ‘Despacito’ on Toronto subway trains. The two have been spotted separately by commuters in recent days and videos of their performances have been circulating on social media.
• Beyoncé – once again turned Coachella into Beychella with an energetic performance that included some of the same, and some new stuff from the previous week. She brought out Destiny’s Child and hubby Jay-Z for the second weekend in a row, and surprised the crowd by performing with J Balvin for his hit song, ‘Mi Gente’, which Beyoncé was featured on.
• Spice Girls – Mel B is planning a movie about her life. Reports are that she wants to create a ”documentary-style film” about her career so far.
• Eminem – reached 10 years of sobriety on Friday. On Saturday, he tweeted: “Celebrated my 10 years yesterday”, alongside a photo of him proudly showing off a sobriety coin marking the milestone.
• Blink 182 – drummer Travis Barker’s music festival has a backstage breastfeeding area. His ‘Back to the Beach Fest’ will kick off this weekend at Huntington State Beach in Southern California and, to ensure everyone can go, he’s created a kid-friendly section so that new mothers can feed their babies.
• Prince – was once offered nearly a half million bucks to play a private party for Jada and Will Smith. A found document says the Smiths were planning a private party for 100 guests in Los Angeles scheduled for September 17; Jada’s birthday is September 18. It’s unclear if the party ever happened.
• Metallica – Last year, they announced the formation of ‘All Within My Hands’, their foundation to facilitate volunteerism. Now, they are inviting fans to volunteer for a day on May 23 at the community food banks the band supported during last summer’s North American tour.
• Maren Morris – is starting work on her second album and is excited about it. She refers to it as ”genre-less” and reports that she loves the ”creative freedom” she is enjoying in its production. She says it will be ‘’much more positive’’ than her debut and will also feature love songs about her husband Ryan.
• Shania Twain — has apologized in a series of tweets for comments she made about Donald Trump.  She found herself in hot water after saying she’d have voted for President Trump had she been a U.S. citizen.
• Glenn Campbell – Sunday (April 22) would have been his 82nd birthday, and his daughter Debby has released “The Way We Were”, a tribute album in which she sings some of her dad’s most beloved hits. It features 12 Campbell favorites, including the title track and ‘By the Time I Get To Phoenix’.

THIS WEEK’S VIDEO RELEASES:
• “Maze Runner: The Death Cure” (PG-13, Action/Adventure): Young hero Thomas embarks on a mission to find a cure for a deadly disease known as “The Flare”. (Dylan O’Brien, Ki Hong Lee)
• “Paddington 2” (PG, Animation/Kids): Paddington, now happily settled with the Brown family and a popular member of the local community, picks up a series of odd jobs to buy the perfect present for his Aunt Lucy’s 100th birthday, only for the gift to be stolen. (Ben Whishaw, Hugh Grant)
• “Hostiles” (R-Rated, Action/Adventure): In 1892, a legendary Army captain reluctantly agrees to escort a Cheyenne chief and his family through dangerous territory. (Christian Bale, Scott Shepherd, Rosamund Pike)
• “Den of Thieves” (R-Rated, Action/Adventure): A gritty crime saga which follows the lives of an elite unit of the LA County Sheriff’s Dept. and the state’s most successful bank robbery crew as the outlaws plan a seemingly impossible heist on the Federal Reserve Bank. (Gerard Butler, Pablo Schreiber)
• “Forever My Girl” (PG, Drama/Musical): After being gone for a decade, a country star returns home to the love he left behind. (Alex Roe, Jessica Rothe)
• “Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool” (R-Rated, Drama/Romance): A romance sparks between a young actor and a Hollywood leading lady. (Jamie Bell, Annette Bening)

SMILEYS: SERIOUSLY WRONG:
You probably shouldn’t have to be told this, but just in case: You shouldn’t use emojis in work-related emails. No smiley-faces, no cute symbols, nothing. If you need proof, scientists from Ben-Gurion University conducted an experiment in which participants were asked to read a work-related email from an unknown person, and evaluate their competence and warmth.
The content of the email was the same for all participants. Some included smileys, and some did not. The results showed that the smileys in the emails had no effect on the perception of warmth, but had a negative effect on the perception of competence. That’s right, the researchers concluded that including emojis in work emails can make you seem incompetent to your peers. And to business associates. Especially the ones whom you don’t know personally.
(But sometimes all-caps are appropriate. Like when they say: DON’T SEND EMAILS WITH EMOJIS. IT MAKES YOU LOOK LIKE YOU DON’T TAKE YOUR JOB SERIOUSLY.) (SMILEY-FACE)
(What about winky-face? I’m sure the girls over at corporate love that!)
-BroBible

I LOVE SCIENCE:
Everyone knows that one guy who claims he came up with a great idea when he was three sheets to the wind. Now, science says that makes sense. Drunks are better at creative problem solving.
Professor Andrew Jarosz of Mississippi State University carried out a study where vodka-cranberry cocktails were served to 20 male subjects until their blood alcohol levels neared legal intoxication and then gave each a series of word association problems. Not only did those who imbibed give more correct answers than a sober control group performing the same task, but they also arrived at solutions more quickly. They found that the tipsy people solved two to three more problems than folks who stayed sober. They also submitted their answers more quickly within the one-minute-per-question time limit.
(Unfortunately, their solution to every problem was to order pizza…)
(The problem with coming up with a great solution when you are hammered is that by the next morning, you’ve forgotten it!)
(Chemically speaking, alcohol IS a solution!)
-HBR

SLEEP MYTHS THAT WE NEED TO STOP BELIEVING:
✗ If You’re Functioning At Work, You’re Getting Sufficient Sleep: When you’re consistently not getting enough sleep, you get used to feeling tired, and your body adapts to function on that amount of sleep. But this doesn’t mean that you’re performing at your best. You may be making mental errors or find yourself being short with co-workers if you aren’t getting enough sleep (Or maybe that’s just the way I am!)
✗ Everyone Functions Best On Eight Hours Of Sleep: There is the perception out there that eight is the magic number. Quality of sleep matters much more than length. And everyone is different. Some need just three to four hours, although researchers believe that this only applies to 5% of the population. Experimentation is the best way to go. Observe how adding or subtracting one hour of sleep impacts your productivity.
(If you have kids…the subtracting part should be no problem…every morning!)
✗ You Can Binge On Sleep On The Weekends To “Catch Up”: It might feel nice, but the harm of binging on sleep on Saturday and Sunday is that it makes it hard to get a good night of sleep on Sunday night, which then sends us off into the workweek on the wrong foot. (Ask me if I care about this on a Saturday at 6:30am!)
✗ You Can Train Yourself To Be A Morning Person (Or A Night Person): You’re born with one tendency or the other, so you might as well work it as best as you can. No amount of coffee or willpower will make a morning person do their best work at night, or make a night-owl grow to love early mornings.
(I don’t think that I’ve trained myself to be a morning person…it’s more like being a night person has been beaten out of me!)
-FastCompany

BS CHRONOMETER 04.24.18

TODAY’S CELEBIRTHDAYS . . .
1942 [76] Barbra Streisand, Brooklyn NY, movie actress (1969 Oscar-“Funny Girl”)/film director (“The Prince of Tides”)/pop singer (‘The Way We Were’)

1952 [66] Jean-Paul Gaultier, Arcueil, France, haute couture fashion designer (Jean Paul Gaultier, Hermès)

1964 [54] Cedric the Entertainer (Cedric Antonio Kyles), Jefferson City MO, movie actor (“Barbershop”, “A Series of Unfortunate Events”)

1973 [45] Brian Marshall, Fort Walton Beach FL, rock bassist (Creed-‘With Arms Wide Open’; Alter Bridge-‘Open Your Eyes’)

1982 [36] Kelly Clarkson, Fort Worth TX, pop singer (‘Stronger’, ‘Since U Been Gone’)/original “American Idol” winner (2002)/TV (Judge on “The Voice” 2018)

1984 [34] Tyson Ritter, Stillwater OK, alt-rock singer-bassist (All American Rejects-‘Gives You Hell’)

TODAY’S BS REASONS TO PARTY . . .
•“Pigs In a Blanket Day”, celebrating the breakfast taste-treat of sausage wrapped in a pancake.

•“New Kids on The Block Day”, yup, the singing group. Some refer to New Kids on the Block as the original boy band that set examples for its successors. And by examples, I mean dance moves.

•“World Meningitis Day”, for people to raise their voices against meningitis, through telling patient stories, raising awareness of the signs and symptoms of the disease, and increasing knowledge of available vaccines. Over 1 million people are affected each year.

•“Teach Your Children to Save Day”, to open up dialogue between you and your child on the importance of saving and not spending everything you make and/or receive. (“Look at me, son. You don’t want to end up like this, do you??”)

• “School Bus Drivers Day”, observed annually on the 4th Tuesday of April to honor those who transport our kids efficiently and safely in a big yellow machine.

AND REMEMBER . . .
[Wed] Denim Day
[Wed] Hairstylists Appreciation Day
[Thurs] Get Organized Day
[Thurs] Hug a Friend Day

TODAY’S MUSIC EVENTS . . .
2006 [12] Billy Joel becomes the first non-athlete to earn a banner at Madison Square Garden when he sells out the venue for the 12th time. His #12 hangs alongside retired greats who played in the Garden like Willis Reed, Walt Frazier and Mark Messier.

2007 [11] US president George W Bush is denied a luxury suite at the Imperial Hotel in Vienna, Austria when Mick Jagger, in town with a Rolling Stones tour, books it first

TODAY’S FIRST . . .
2005 [13] ‘Snuppy’, the world’s 1st cloned dog, is born in South Korea (and is soon leaving his own genetic information all over the place)

BULL’S BITS

BS WACK FACTS:
✓ A study found that poor people are generally more generous than rich people.
✓ People who eat spicy foods tend to live longer.
✓ Earthworms are 82% protein, rich in Omega 3, and pair well with cumin and curry.
✓ Avicii chose his stage name because a friend told him “Avīci” means the lowest tier of Buddhist hell.
✓ More women over 30 play video games than boys under age 18.
✓ August has the most birthdays, February has the least, and most serial killers are born in November.
-WhattheFFacts

BS UNPOPULAR PROM THEMES:
• Hillbilly Hoedown
• Nuns and Priests
• Carrie
• Mom’s Basement
• Cafeteria: A Celebration!
• 16 and Pregnant
• The Ten Plagues of Egypt
• Mullets and Bullets
• The Best Years of Your Life are Now Over
• Amish
• Walk of Shame
-Twitter

BS CELEBRITY PRODUCTS:
• Britney’s Pickle Spears
• Benedict’s Cumberbunds
• J-wow’s Shamwows
• Bra-rack Obama
• Prince Albert in a Can
• Liam Nissan
• Channing Tatum Tots
• Reese Witherspoon’s Pieces
• Johnny Deppity-Doo
• Oprah Winery
• Bjork & Beans
-Twitter

BS RANDOM JOKE:
I thought chiropractors were quacks, but now I stand corrected.

BS PHONE STARTER:
What’s the weirdest thing your family does that you always thought was normal?

BS WATER COOLER QUESTION:
Question: The average person has 24.5 of these in a lifetime. What?
Answer: Pets

BS DEEP THOUGHT:
Experience tells you what to do. Confidence allows you to do it.


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