Friday, April 27, 2018 Edition: #6207
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BS SHOW BIZ BUZZ:
★ Sarah Jessica Parker is being sued by a prominent jewelry designer who claims the two entered into a multi-million dollar deal for a new line of jewelry, but Parker failed to live up to her end of the deal. Kat Florence says they agreed to an endorsement deal in 2015 for Parker to promote and assist in the advertising of a new line of jewelry. She claims that Parker has refused to wear any of the jewelry outside of the catalog photos, and hasn’t even bothered to follow Florence on Instagram. She is seeking unspecified damages.
(I, too, would like to sue SJP for not following me on Instagram…)
★ Rose McGowan is sharing more shocking revelations in regards to the Harvey Weinstein scandal. In a new interview, McGowan claims that the disgraced Hollywood producer has attempted to contact her within the last month. She says she has received texts and “things like that” from someone who “worked for him…on his behalf.” McGowan says she has no idea how he got her number.
★ Charlize Theron opened up to Ellen DeGeneres about gaining almost 50 lbs for her role in “Tully”. In the movie, Theron, plays an overwhelmed mother-of-two. She said that losing the weight afterwards was “brutal.” Theron said that her bad diet meant she was “tired all the time,”and she “wasn’t prepared for how that processed food would affect your mood.” She says that led to her dealing with depression for the first time in her life.
★ “Night Court” star Harry Anderson died after suffering a stroke, according to his newly-released death certificate. The 65 year-old died at his home in Asheville, North Carolina on April 16. His wife told paramedics that he had suffered a series of strokes earlier this year. Influenza and heart disease were listed as contributing causes.
★ Tom Cruise has received the Pioneer of the Year award from the Will Rogers Motion Picture Pioneers Foundation — the first actor to be so honored. The pioneer of the year award is given to a member of the motion picture community to honor professional leadership, service, and commitment to philanthropy.
★ Patton Oswalt can do a small victory dance in his late wife’s honor because her posthumously released crime book just might’ve led to the arrest of an alleged serial killer and rapist – known as the Golden State Killer. Patton’s late wife Michelle McNamara referred to Joseph DeAngelo as the main suspect in the case in her book, “I’ll Be Gone in the Dark.” Patton helped finish the book with Michelle’s co-author after she died in 2016. As Patton put it after hearing about the arrest, “You got him, Michelle.” Reporters covering the case think that the book started a new push to make an arrest in the cold case.
TODAY’S SHOW BIZ SKED:
• “The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon” (NBC/CTV): Dr. Phil McGraw, Hailey Baldwin, Julio Torres
• “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” (CBS/Global): Mandy Patinkin, Heather Pasternak
• “Late Night with Seth Meyers” (NBC/CTV): Tiffany Haddish, the War on Drugs, Gil Sharone ( R )
• “The Late Late Show with James Corden” (CBS/CTV): Patton Oswalt, Darren Criss, ZZ Ward featuring Fitz ( R )
• “The View” (ABC/CTV): Day of Hot Topics
• “The Talk” (CBS): Barry Manilow, Chef Joe Isidori
• “Live with Kelly and Ryan” (ABC/CTV): Adam Sandler, Josh Holloway, Piret Aava
• “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” (NBC/CTV): Benedict Cumberbatch, Keith Urban
• “NFL Draft” (FOX): Rounds 2 and 3 from AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.
• “NBA Playoffs” (CHECK LOCAL LISTINGS): Cleveland vs. Indiana, Toronto vs. Washington, Oklahoma City vs. Utah
• “The Beach House” (HALLMARK): When Cara finds her life spinning out of control, she returns to the Lowcountry to visit her mother. Before long, the rhythms of the island open her heart as she becomes a bona fide “turtle lady” and repairs the family beach house.
• “NBA Playoffs” (CHECK LOCAL LISTINGS): New Orleans vs. Golden State, Milwaukee vs. Boston (if necessary)
• “Homeland: (SHOWTIME): Season finale
• “NBA Playoffs” (CHECK LOCAL LISTINGS): Indiana vs. Cleveland, Washington vs. Toronto (if necessary), Utah vs. Oklahoma City (if necessary)
BS MUSIC NOTES:
• Ariana Grande – after Cardi B. sparked the trend, Ariana will become Jimmy Fallon’s second guest co-host on The Tonight Show on May 1. NBC promises “talk, sketches, and the broadcast TV debut of her new single”.
• Camila Cabello – will sing at the 2018 Billboard Music Awards. Shawn Mendes and Dua Lipa have also been announced as performers for the May 20 show, which will be hosted by Kelly Clarkson. Cabello is up for the ‘Top New Artist’ award.
• The Rolling Stones – are releasing every one of their studio albums since 1971 in a mammoth new limited-edition box set, “The Studio Albums Vinyl Collection 1971-2016″ is due on June 15. And Mick Jagger says he is currently writing the next one.
• Fleetwood Mac – Mick Fleetwood says he hates to use a word like “fired” in reference to Lindsey Buckingham’s departure from the group: “We arrived at the impasse of hitting a brick wall. This was not a happy situation for us in terms of the logistics of a functioning band. To that purpose, we made a decision that we could not go on with him.” The story is that the main bone of contention was regarding when to begin rehearsals for their tour….this June…or November…2019. (Does he sound like a rock star or a HR person?)
• Dave Matthews Band – will return in full force this summer. Their next album, “Come Tomorrow” will be released June 8. Plus, the band has announced a North American tour that kicks off May 18 in Texas and runs through September.
• The Grateful Dead – Their second album, “Anthem of the Sun”, is getting a deluxe reissue to celebrate its 50th anniversary this year. It arrives July 13.
• Florida Georgia Line – Their collaboration with Bebe Rexha, ‘Meant to Be’, is at No. 1 on both the Billboard and Country Aircheck Airplay charts, making it their fourteenth No. 1 single. Tyler Hubbard says: “This song was just meant to be. Bebe jumped in on a canceled writing session last minute and now it’s going down in history.”
• Kelsea Ballerini – says she has Kelly Clarkson to thank for her career, and Clarkson doesn’t even know it. Ballerini says it was at a Kelly Clarkson concert when she was 14 that she ‘knew’ that she would move to move to Nashville and become a singer.
TODAY’S MOVIE OPENINGS:
• “Avengers: Infinity War” (PG-13, Action/Adventure): The Avengers and their allies must be willing to sacrifice all in an attempt to defeat the powerful Thanos before his blitz of devastation and ruin puts an end to the universe. (Robert Downey Jr., Josh Brolin, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson)
• “Disobedience” (R-Rated, Drama/Romance): A woman returns to the community that shunned her for her attraction to a childhood friend. Once back, their passions reignite as they explore the boundaries of faith and sexuality. (Rachel McAdams, Rachel Weisz)
• “Kings” (R-Rated, Drama/Mystery): The life of a foster family in South Central Los Angeles, a few weeks before the city erupts in violence following the verdict of the Rodney King trial. (Halle Berry, Daniel Craig, Lamar Johnson)
• “Let the Sunshine In” (Not Rated, Drama/Romance): Isabelle, Parisian artist, divorced mother, is looking for love, true love at last. (Juliette Binoche, Xavier Beauvois)
• “Backstabbing for Beginners” (R-Rated, Drama/Mystery): A young program coordinator at the United Nations stumbles upon a conspiracy involving Iraq’s oil reserves. (Theo James, Ben Kingsley, Jacqueline Bisset)
The city of Amsterdam was getting so sick of the amount of gum left on the streets by careless chewers that three companies banded together to do something about it. And the ‘Gumshoe’ was born. Running shoes made from recycled chewing gum. That’s right, the shoe’s sole is made of recycled rubber, and that rubber is made up of 20% gum. Someone figured out that roughly 3.3 million pounds of gum make it onto Amsterdam pavements each year, and that costs the city millions of dollars to clean up. This project uses around 2.2 pounds (1 kg) of gum for every four pairs of shoes. A spokesperson for the company says that they even smell like gum. The shoes will be available in June for about $232 and will come in bubblegum pink or black and red. The recycled gum used in the shoes was scraped from the streets in Amsterdam.
(Scraping gum from the streets. Sounds like fun. Where do I apply?)
(And if you step in gum with these shoes on, does that make the gum part of your shoe, or does it make your shoe part of the gum?)
(And when the first kid wears a pair to school, his teacher is going to ask if he brought enough for everyone!)
AN OPEN MIND IS A TERRIBLE THING TO WASTE:
Most of us like to believe we have an open mind. And I’m sure somewhere, someone actually does. But science says that our brains are wired to hold onto our first impressions for dear life. ‘Confirmation bias’ is what causes us to seek out and embrace information that confirms our preexisting beliefs and ignore the rest, rather than weigh each piece of evidence equally. A study in Psychological Medicine found that when psychiatrists were asked to make a preliminary diagnosis of a patient and then perform an online search, those who were asked to search for information to confirm their decision made the wrong final diagnosis 70% of the time. But only 27% of those who were objectively looking for information to prove it wrong wound up with the wrong final diagnosis. The good news is that once you know this bias is likely to happen, you can take steps to avoid it. One way to counteract confirmation bias is to look for evidence that disproves your beliefs.
(And that’s why your political Facebook posts don’t convince anybody of a stinkin’ thing!)
THE WORLD’S MOST POPULAR WEBSITES (March 2018):
4. Baidu (Chinese search engine)
8. Google India
9. Tencent QQ (Chinese internet portal)
(Please note: These results were tabulated before Kim Kardashian’s latest release of racy photos, which may have scewed results. Or broken the internet.)
BS CHRONOMETER 04.27.18
TODAY’S CELEBIRTHDAYS . . .
1948  Si Robertson, Vivian, LA, preacher, veteran, reality show star (‘Uncle Si’ on ‘Duck Dynasty” 2012-17)
1951  Paul ‘Ace’ Frehley, The Bronx NY, guitarist, vocalist (KISS – ‘Rock and Roll All Nite’)
1959  Sheena Easton, Bellshill Scotland, pop singer (‘For Your Eyes Only’, ‘9 to 5 [Morning Train]’)
1978  Jim James (James Edward Olliges Jr), Louisville KY, rock singer-guitarist (My Morning Jacket-‘Holdin On to Black Metal’)
1978  Patrick Hallahan, Louisville KY, rock drummer (My Morning Jacket-‘I’m Amazed’)
1984  Patrick Stump, Glenview IL, pop-rock singer-guitarist (Fall Out Boy-‘This Ain’t a Scene, It’s an Arms Race’)
1950  Jay Leno, New Rochelle NY, retired late-night TV host (“Tonight Show” 1992-2014)
1971  Bridget Moynahan, TV actress (‘Erin Reagan-Boyle’ on “Blue Bloods” since 2010)/movie actress (“John Wick”)/NFL QB Tom Brady’s baby mama (2007)
1974  Penélope Cruz (Sanchez), Madrid, Spain, movie actress (“Zoolander 2), “Vicky Cristina Barcelona”)
1981  Jessica Alba, Pomona CA, movie actress (“Machete Kills”, “Fantastic Four”)/consumer goods entrepreneur (The Honest Company)
1933  Willie Nelson, Abbott, TX, Country singer (‘On the Road Again’)/songwriter (‘Crazy’)
1954  Jerry Seinfeld, Brooklyn NY, retired TV actor (“Seinfeld” 1990-98)/comedian (web series “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee” since 2012)
1955  Kate Mulgrew, Dubuque IA, TV actress (‘Red’ on “Orange Is the New Black” since 2013, “Star Trek: Voyager” 1995-2001)
1957  Daniel Day-Lewis, London UK, retired movie actor (2012 Oscar-“Lincoln”, 2008 Oscar-“There Will Be Blood”, 1989 Oscar-“My Left Foot”)
1958  Michelle Pfeiffer, Santa Ana CA, TV actress (“American Horror Story: Hotel” 2015)/movie actress (“Dangerous Liaisons”)
1970  Uma Thurman, Boston MA, 6-ft movie actress (“Kill Bill” movies, “Pulp Fiction”)/spokesmodel (Virgin Media, Louis Vuitton)
TODAY’S BS REASONS TO PARTY . . .
• “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.
• “Hairball Awareness Day”, an annual observance on the last Friday of April. A few facts …
✓ The usual cat hairball isn’t round but tubular, approximately 1cm (a half-inch) in diameter and about 4 cm (1.5 in) long (and attracts feet in the dark)
✓ Hairballs don’t discriminate. Many animals aside from cats (ie: cows, goats, and other cud-chewers) are susceptible to indigestible gunk accumulating in their stomachs. (None makes that sound like a cat, though…)
✓ The official name for what we call a hairball is a ‘bezoar’.
✓ They needn’t be made of hair. They can also form in people from nondigestible food parts, like celery, grape skins, sauerkraut; or from chewing gum; and even amassed pill capsules.
✓ In the Middle Ages, hairballs were cherished objects, set with gold and jewelry.
✓ The carbonic and phosphoric acid in Coke can dissolve some bezoars made of food parts. But serious cases require surgery. (The problem is getting my cat to have a Coke!)
• “Blueberry Pie Day”, The official state dessert of Maine, one of the healthiest fruits on the market, inhibits cancer development and helps prevent urinary tract disease
• “Poetry Reading Day”, a day to ‘read some great poetry, the world better to see.’ (“There once was a girl from St John’s …”)
• “National Superhero Day”, a day to honor superheroes, both real and fictional. Batman, Superman, Captain America, Wonder Woman, Iron Man, Hulk and Spiderman are just some of the superheroes whose names we recognize. Even though they are fictional, these superheroes are great role models for our children (Deadpool? Not so much…)
• “International Dance Day”, introduced in 1982 by UNESCO to increase awareness of the importance of dance, as well as to persuade governments worldwide to provide a proper place for dance in all systems of education, from primary on up.
• “Zipper Day” It was in 1851 that Elias Howe, the inventor of the sewing machine, received a patent for an “Automatic, Continuous Clothing Closure.” He never marketed it, and missed the recognition he may otherwise have received. (You might say he saw his invention FLY under the radar!)
• “Shrimp Scampi Day”, celebrating the tasty dish that mixes sautéed shrimp with garlic, shallots, parsley and oregano; drenches it all with wine & brandy, then lights ‘er up. Bring it on!
THIS DAY IN SHOW BIZ . . .
2014  Movie star George Clooney and his girlfriend, Brit attorney Amal Alamuddin, announce their engagement
TODAY’S MUSIC EVENT . . .
2006  62-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)
TODAY’S FIRSTS . . .
2005  The ‘super jumbo’ Airbus A380 aircraft makes its debut flight from Toulouse, France
2006  Construction begins on NYC’s Freedom Tower (now named One World Trade Center)
TODAY’S RECORD . . .
1986  Andoni Dominguez of Vizcaya, Spain sets a world record by eating 2.4 lbs of snails (a little over a kilo) in 65 seconds
BS WACK FACTS:
✓ Only one person in recorded history has been hit by a meteorite.
✓ “Donkey power” is one-third of horsepower.
✓ There is more money loaded on Starbucks cards and the Starbucks mobile app than some banks have in deposits.
✓ Jerry Seinfeld and Larry David came up with the idea for Seinfeld while talking about different products at a grocery store.
✓ “Honey, I Shrunk the Kids” is not a grammatically correct title—it should be “Shrank”.
✓ Boring, Oregon, Dull, Scotland, and Bland, Australia are sister cities.
BS SIGNS YOU’VE SCREWED UP:
• You wake up wearing clothes that aren’t yours.
• You receive a text back that says “Fine”.
• Your last four status updates have been from prison.
• You receive an invitation to a “mandatory” meeting with HR.
• Your priest tells you to gargle holy water.
• Strangely, there is a horde of reporters gathered outside your office.
• Your lawyers have lawyers.
• You ask where your pillow is, and she points toward the couch.
• You recognize your house on ‘COPS Live’. Then the doorbell rings.
• You got caught.
BS THINGS TO DO IN THE COUNTRY:
• Tip cows
• Discover oil, get rich, and move to Beverly Hills
• Complain that there is nothing to do
• Bury the evidence
• Eat a lot of peaches
• Ummmm…you could chill on the porch…
• Drive to the city
• Make sure you’re not an old man. There’s no country for them.
• Get Wi-Fi….immediately!
• (***Caution***) Your cousin
BS PHONE STARTER:
What’s the most satisfying everyday achievement? How about …
✓ Waking up and shutting of your alarm just before it goes off.
✓ Hitting a string of green traffic lights.
✓ Getting a USB into the port right-side-up on the 1st attempt.
✓ Opening the microwave with zero on the clock, beating the beep.
BS RANDOM JOKE:
When I die, I’d like the word ‘Humble’ to be written on my statue.
BS WATER COOLER QUESTION:
Question: Half of men say they do this daily in the bathroom. What?
Answer: Look for bald spots
BS DEEP THOUGHT:
Patience is what you have when there are too many witnesses.