Thursday, April 27, 2017        Edition: #5962

Tomorrow’s Show Prep Today!

★Scott Baio feels terrible for ripping his co-star, Erin Moran for her drug use and says he never would have done it if he’d known she was battling cancer.  Baio says he was wrong to insinuate Erin had died from drug-related problems in an interview shortly after the news broke.  According to Baio, when we went to bed Sunday night, many reports said she’d possibly died of a heroin overdose. He says was upset he’d lost Erin to drugs after she wrestled with substance abuse for years.  However, hours later, officials in Indiana announced Erin had likely died from complications of stage 4 cancer. Scott says if he had known, he would’ve kept his mouth shut.
★How about this for a spoiler alert?  In a newly unearthed interview with Mark Hamill and the late Gene Siskel recorded after the release of ‘Return of Jedi’ in 1983, Hamill may have dropped clues about the future of his character, Luke Skywalker.  When asked if he would play Skywalker again, Hamill replied: “George (Lucas) has talked to me very marginally about doing something at the turn of the century in the last trilogy.  Siskel asked if that meant that Hamill might play a father to a Luke Jr. around the year 2000, and Hamill agreed that might be the case.  There has been much speculation that Rey (Daisy Ridley) is Luke’s daughter and that Luke himself may have turned to the dark side in this year’s eighth instalment, The Last Jedi. George Lucas always intended for there to be 9 films in the series.
★Kim Kardashian made waves as she was pictured enjoying a day at the beach during her girls’ trip to Mexico.  And now the reality star has revealed that her gal pals have fat shamed her.  The 36-year-old mother-of-two took to Twitter on Monday night to share several tweets documenting her raunchy holiday in Mexico, including her friends giving her a hard time about some of the food and drink she was enjoying. It didn’t seem to bother Kim one bit, however. After she gave an update on all the girls on the trip she wrote about herself: ‘Oh and as for me you ask? …I’m just sitting here on the beach with my flawless body.’
★Heather Morris received perfect scores Monday on Dancing With The Stars but was still eliminated from the ABC dancing competition show.  The former Glee star was in the bottom two with Olympics ice skater Nancy Kerrigan and her elimination was met by loud booing by the audience.  According to host Tom Bergeron: ‘In 24 seasons that is probably the most vocally unhappy reaction we’ve got about a result.’
★It was the biggest mistake in Oscars history.  Faye Dunaway finally broke her silence on the shocking moment at this year’s Academy Awards ceremony, when a disastrous mix-up with envelopes caused her to mistakenly proclaim ‘La La Land ‘as the Best Picture winner over ‘Moonlight’, which actually nabbed the top nod.  She says she mistook Warren Beatty’s confusion as a dramatic pause and then it all went downhill from there. ”
(Indeed.  But you can’t  blame her.  Blame the accountants.)

•”Jimmy Kimmel Live” (ABC/Global):  Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Kevin Nealon, Yo Gotti  R
•”The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon” (NBC/CTV):  Emma Watson, W. Kamau Bell, Nicholas & Michael Testa, the Lucas Brothers
•”The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” (CBS/Global):  LL Cool J, Phillipa Soo, Gorillaz
•”Late Night with Seth Meyers” (NBC/CTV): Sen. Bernie Sanders, Ian McShane, RaeLynn, Lucius
•”Late Late Show with James Corden” (CBS/CTV): Kurt Russell, Thomas Middleditch, Russell Howard
•”Conan” (TBS/Comedy): Freddie Highmore, Patton Oswalt, Pixies
•”Watch What Happens Live” (Bravo):  Allison Janney, John Benjamin Hickey
•”The View” (ABC/CTV): Dr. Phil McGraw, Sheryl Sandberg, Adam Grant
•”The Talk” (CBS):  Kiefer Sutherland, Michael Heyward, guest co-host Elizabeth Cook
•”Live with Kelly” (ABC/CTV):  America Ferrera, guest co-host John Leguizamo
•”The Ellen DeGeneres Show” (NBC/CTV):  Kim Kardashian West
•”Wendy Williams” (FOX): Nick Cannon
“Scandal” (ABC): A shocking threat to the White House turns everything on its head.

• Elton John –  is recovering after contracting a “harmful and unusual” bacterial infection during his recent tour in South America.  The 70-year-old singer became violently ill on his return flight from Santiago, Chile, and was immediately admitted to a UK hospital to undergo treatment. which was a success.  After spending two nights in intensive care followed by an extended stay in the hospital, Elton was released on Saturday. According to a statement, infections of this nature are ‘rare and potentially deadly’.  John’s April and May concert dates have been scrapped.
(Take me to the Pilot…wait.  Better not!)
• Rihanna and Nicki Minaj are featured on DJ Khaled’s forthcoming album ‘Grateful’.  The 41-year-old hip-hop star confirmed that the R&B superstar and ‘Anaconda’ rapper will both appear on the already star-studded record – which also features the new single ‘I’m The One’ a collaboration between Khaled, Lil Wayne, Justin Bieber, Quavo and Chance the Rapper.
• Katy Perry – has hinted that her next single is called ‘Bon Appétit’.  She shared a recipe for Cherry Pie and asked her fans to bake it.  Perry also shared some potential lyrics with her 97 million followers on Instagram and Twitter: ”Bake me a pie and you may get a surprise ” She added the wink face and cherry emojis.
•Bananarama – the original lineup are going to play live for the first time.  They have set UK concert dates for November and December.  (Yes!  ‘Venus’ live!)
•DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince – seems they are reuniting as well.  They are set to play the Livewire Festival in England Aug 27 and in Croatia the day before.  They haven’t  performed together since 2013.  (Do I smell a Super Bowl halftime show!!??)
•Sir Ray Davies – will vote for the first time ever in the forthcoming British election on June 8.  The Kinks legend has confessed he has always dodged voting for the British Prime Minster because he’s always been on the road touring, but he feels now with Brexit  it is a ”very important” time to make a difference.
•Chainsmokers – played in Pittsburgh on the weekend in front of a backdrop that read ‘Thank you Pittsburg’.  With no ‘H’.  After fans poked fun at them online they good-naturedly responded by saying that least they get another chance this week in ‘Clevelande’…with an ‘E’ on the end.
•Sam Hunt – stays atop the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart with “Body Like a Back Road.”
Brett Young remained second with “In Case You Didn’t Know,” one ahead of Luke Combs “Hurricane.” Combs traded spots with Jon Pardi, fourth with “Dirt on My Boots.” Josh Turner was fifth with “Hometown Girl.”

A BS Selection of movies in the making…

• “Blonde Ambition” – Madonna’s rise to fame is getting the big-screen treatment. The biopic was written by Elyse Hollander and previously topped 2016’s Black List, the industry’s ranking of the best unproduced screenplays.  Set in early 1980s New York, it follows the young singer as she struggles to get her debut album released while also contending with her burgeoning fame, romance, and a male-dominated industry. Brett Ratner (Rush Hour) and Michael De Luca (Fifty Shades of Grey) are on board to produce.
• “The Nun” – Taissa Farmiga will step into the role of the young nun for Corin Hardy’s ‘The Conjuring’ spin-off. Taissa Farmiga is the sister of Vera Farmiga, who along with Patrick Wilson play the paranormal investigators who appear in the James Wan-directed thriller ‘The Conjuring.’
• “Obi-Wan Kenobi” – Sam Esmail, the creator of the cult hit drama “Mr. Robot” has been meeting with Lucasfilm regarding a “Star Wars” movie, and it’s likely a spin-off focused on Obi-Wan Kenobi. Rumor has it that a Kenobi-centric spin-off set between “Revenge Of The Sith” and “A New Hope” is one of the projects under consideration.
(Yes, they will come up with a better name for a movie than “Obi-Wan Kenobi…”)
• “Outlaw King” – Chris Pine and Ben Foster may reunite for this Netflix movie.  It tells the story of Robert the Bruce (or Robert I), the king of Scots who led his country to freedom from England in the early 14th century.  Pine would play the Scottish king while Foster is in talks to play knight James Douglas, the king’s loyal aide.
• “Welcome Home” –  Aaron Paul and Emily Ratajkowski have signed on to this thriller.  The story centers on a couple who spend a weekend at a vacation rental home in the Italian countryside in an attempt to repair their relationship, but soon become victims of the homeowner’s sinister plans.

Major League Baseball is considering lifting the curtain a bit and allowing the home viewer to hear those top-secret ‘umpire conferences’ that they have when they aren’t  quite sure if they got the call right.  No firm plans yet, but it would be interesting to hear.  It might also be interesting to hear some of those animated discussions they have with managers and players. NFL, NBA and NHL officials have been mic’ed in varying degrees for years, so there is no reason NOT to be able to hear what a baseball ump says while he is doing his job.  Umpires may be wired up as a test run at this year’s all-star game in Miami.
(…when none of the calls matter anyway.)
(…when they can be sure that the managers won’t swear at them…)
(Some umpires can be heard just fine WITHOUT the mic, thank you!)

We all know that a good night’s sleep is very important…both mentally and physically.  Now, doctors are saying that your sleeping POSITION also affects your health and can even save your life.  The recommendation is that we try to sleep on our LEFT side.
Here are some of the benefits:

-Makes it easier for the heart to pump (downhill)
-Helps circulate blood back to the heart
-Better elimination
-Supports healthy spleen function
-Facilitates lymphatic drainage
-Encourages proper digestion
-Helps bile flow more freely

How do you train yourself to sleep on the left?  Lie on your left side and put a pillow against your back, or put a dim light on your right side, which you will naturally turn away from.
(Just like when my wife won’t stop reading…)
(I start on my right.  After that, it’s anyone’s guess!)
(I sleep wherever the dog leaves me room!)

Nutritionists are saying that the best thing to have for breakfast is what Grandpa has been having for 60 years: eggs.  In a study, men and women who ate two eggs for breakfast lost 65% more weight than those who ate another breakfast containing the same number of calories.  PLUS: the egg-eaters reported having more energy!  Why?  The protein.  Each egg contains 6 grams.  So you don’t get hungry as soon afterward if you eat eggs, plus you don’t get that horrible morning bloated, full feeling you get if you load up on a bagel…or a couple donuts!
(The problem for me is what I put on them.  Sausage.  And McMuffin.)
(Maybe if they came with directions…)


1948 [69] Si Robertson, Vivian, LA, preacher, veteran, reality show star (“Uncle Si” on Duck Dynasty 2012-17)
1951 [66] Paul ‘Ace’ Frehley, The Bronx NY, guitarist, vocalist (KISS – “Rock and Roll All Nite”)
1978 [39] Jim James (James Edward Olliges Jr), Louisville KY, indie rock singer-guitarist (My Morning Jacket-“Friends Again”)
1978 [39] Patrick Hallahan, Louisville KY, indie rock drummer (My Morning Jacket-“Holdin’ On to Black Metal”)
1984 [33] Patrick Stump, Glenview IL, pop-rock singer-guitarist (Fall Out Boy-”Centuries”, “This Ain’t a Scene, It’s an Arms Race”)
1986 [31] Nick Noonan, Old Town ME, pop-dance musician (Karmin- “Brokenhearted”, “Hello”)

• “Prime Rib Day”, a food holiday honoring what may be the best cut of beef you can get. Only one way to celebrate … with a big, thick, juicy cut of prime rib, cooked perfectly to your liking. Don’t forget the au jus and the fully-loaded baked potato!

• “Tell a Story Day”, If you don’t have children to tell a story to, a friend will probably loan you theirs for a couple of hours. Gladly.

• “Babe Ruth Day”, This date in 1947, “The Bambino” returned to “The House that Ruth Built” to be honored after a legendary baseball career.  AKA: ‘The Sultan of Swat’, ‘The Behemoth of Bust’, ‘The Caliph of Clout’, ‘The Babe’.

• “Morse Code Day”, in case you want to embrace a technology that has pretty much disappeared. Dash-dot-dot-dot … dot-dot-dash …

• “Freedom Day”, a South African public holiday celebrating the country’s first post-apartheid elections held on this day in 1994.

• “Little Pampered Dog Day”, created in order to celebrate owners who truly care for and love their dogs. It’s also to bring attention to the fact that not all dogs are so lucky.


[Fri] Superhero Day
[Fri] Hairball Awareness Day
[Fri] Arbor Day
[Fri] Kiss Your Mate Day
[Sat] Zipper Day
[Sat] Pool Opening Day
This Week Is…National Scoop The Poop Week
This Month Is…Workplace Conflict Awareness Month

2014 [03] Movie star George Clooney and his girlfriend, Brit attorney Amal Alamuddin, announce their engagement (expecting twins in June)

2006 [11] 63-year-old Keith Richards falls from a tree while vacationing in Fiji, landing on his head and causing a hemorrhage that requires doctors to drain his skull (eventually makes a full recovery … we think)

2005 [12] The ‘super jumbo’ Airbus A380 aircraft makes its debut flight from Toulouse, France

2006 [11] Construction begins on NYC’s Freedom Tower (now named One World Trade Center)

2014 [03] Popes John XXIII and John Paul II are declared saints in the 1st papal canonization since 1954

1986 [31] Andoni Dominguez of Vizcaya, Spain sets a world record by eating 2.4 lbs of snails (a little over a kilo) in 65 seconds


• “How to Disappear Completely & Never Be Found”
• “A History of Thimbles”
• “Breeding Stud Sheep”
• “The Art of Painting Animals on Rocks”
• “How to Avoid Ships”
• “How to Start Your Own Country”
• “The Stray Shopping Carts of Eastern North America”
• “Do It Yourself Coffins for Pets and People”
• “How to Sharpen Pencils”
• “101 Uses For a Dead Cat”
– (Sourced from, first appeared in BS in 2015)

☎If you were on the run from the police for a crime you didn’t commit, where would you go?

We all love to pay our taxes, but did you know that people weren’t always given this pleasure and privilege that we now take for granted? Where was ‘income tax’ first imposed?
a. In post-revolutionary France, 1792.
b. In Elizabethan England, 1585.
c. In Saladin’s Damascus, 1187.
d. In Xin Dynasty China, 10 AD. [CORRECT. The only emperor of the short-lived Xin Dynasty was Wang Mang. The program of income tax he imposed on professionals and workers, amounting to 10% of their profits, was perhaps just one unpopular feature of his reign, which lasted only 14 years until the restoration of the Han Dynasty.]

Accountants do a valuable service.  They take all of our dumb mistakes and put them in neat little columns.

Question:13% of people in a new survey say they would be willing to do THIS to avoid doing their taxes. What is it?
A: Spend a night in jail!

An extravagance is anything you buy that is of no earthly use to your spouse.

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