Tuesday, April 5, 2016        Edition: #5702

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★ Orson Welles’ biographer has been given permission to rework the filmmaker’s 1941 masterpiece. Beatrice Welles, the daughter of the Hollywood legend, has given author Frank Brady the greenlight to write “Citizen Kane: The Novel”. The Academy Award-winning screenplay, which Welles and Herman Mankiewicz co-wrote, has never been released in book form. Brady previously wrote the well-received biography “Citizen Welles”. No word yet on a publication date for the new project.
– PageSix.com
★ Gwyneth Paltrow says she still likes to cook for ex-husband Chris Martin. While promoting her new cookbook, “It’s All Easy: Delicious Weekday Recipes For the Super-Busy Home Cook”, the actress and food fan says she tries out new recipes on her family and friends … and Chris is one of her biggest fans. Gwyneth also reveals that her daughter Apple has started experimenting with food, but everything she makes begins with pizza.
– “You Magazine”
★ Rupert Murdoch’s ex, 47-year-old Wendi Deng, and 63-year-old Russian tsar Vladimir Putin are reportedly, uh, going at it.
– PopBitch.com
★ And Caitlyn Jenner will appear in the upcoming 3rd season of the Amazon Prime show “Transparent”, screenwriter Jill Soloway has confirmed. The acclaimed series tells the story of the ‘Pfefferman’ family as father ‘Maura’ (played by Jeffrey Tambor) begins the transition from male to female. The new season begins shooting this week and is due to be available for streaming later this year.
– “Us Weekly”

• “American Idol” (FOX) – “American Idol: American Dream”, a 1-hour retrospective episode, featuring Ryan Seacrest, current and former judges, contestants, and behind-the-scenes team members sharing their “Idol” memories. The remaining finalists battle it out Wednesday; the last-ever “Idol” is crowned Thursday.
• “Black Girls Rock! Awards” (BET) – Rihanna receives the ‘Rock Star Award’ during the annual awards show, taped at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark over the weekend. The event acknowledges the achievements of black women who have broken barriers in the areas of art, music, philanthropy, and community service.
• “Conan” (TBS/CTV) – Aurora (“All My Demons Greeting Me As a Friend”).
• “Jimmy Kimmel Live” (ABC/CityTV) – Fifth Harmony (“Reflection”). Rerun.
• “Late Show With Stephen Colbert” (CBS/Global) – Baby Metal (“Metal Resistance”).
• “The Real” (syndicated) – 2 Chainz (“BC”).
• “The Talk” (CBS) – Snoop Dogg (“Bush”).
• “The Voice” (NBC/CTV2) – The best moments of the season are revisited, from the blind auditions to the upcoming playoffs.

• Adele – She’s battling a chest inflammation while on tour. However, she’s determined to keep all her dates and refuses to cancel shows. She’s taking steroids to help remedy the ailment.
• Alanis Morissette – Insiders say she felt very embarrassed after it was pointed out that the situations in her 1996 hit song “Ironic” weren’t really ironic.
• Kesha – Producer Dr Luke calls her recent claim that she was asked to lie about being raped in return for her professional freedom a ‘publicity stunt’. Kesha made the claim in an Instagram post on Sunday.
• Iggy Azalea – She reportedly owes the IRS $391,000 in unpaid income tax from 2014 and has now been hit with a tax lien forcing her to pay up.
• Mötorhead – Two of their final concerts are being released as a live album, “Clean Your Clock”, on May 27th. Recorded in Munich, Germany a month before frontman Lemmy Kilmister passed away, the recording is available on CD, double vinyl, DVD, Blu-ray, and as a box set.
• Pearl Jam – Their 1999 cover of “Last Kiss” only cost them $1,000 to record. It’s also their highest-charting hit, peaking at #2 on the ‘Billboard Hot 100’.
• Zayn – The former One Direction member debuts at #1 on today’s new ‘Billboard 200’ album chart with his 1st solo album, “Mind of Mine”. That makes him the first UK-born solo male artist to debut at #1.

Coming out on DVD, Netflix, Google Play and/or other video providers …
• “Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens” ( PG-13 Sci-fi Adventure ): It’s time for some payback! Disney bought Lucasfilm from “Star Wars” creator George Lucas last year for $4 billion. It has committed to making at least 3 new films in the series. JJ Abrams both directed and wrote the screenplay for this one, which racked up over $2 billion in worldwide box office.
• Also being released: “Banshee: The Complete 3rd Season”(TV); “Casual: Season 1” (TV);
“Episodes: The 4th Season” (TV); “Morgan Spurlock Presents Meet the Hitlers” (Documentary); “NYPD Blue: Season 9, 2001-02 (Vintage TV); “The Odd Couple: Season 1, 2015 (TV); “Twinkle Toes Lights Up New York” (Animation); and “The von Trapp Family: A Life of Music” (Biopic).

Want to lose weight? Eat more beans! A new study suggests that simply adding a serving of beans to your daily diet can help you lose  weight … even if you do nothing else to alter what you eat. Researchers who have analyzed clinical trials involving close to 1,000 adults have found that participants who eat a daily serving of beans feel 31% fuller, leading them to eat less food overall. The successful participants consumed a single serving of ‘pulses’ – meaning dried seeds of legumes, such as beans, chickpeas, lentils, or peas – and didn’t make any effort to restrict or reduce their other food intake. (But unless you want to live a solitary life, don’t forget the Beano.)
– Metro.co.uk

According to a new ranking ….
1. John Bonham (Led Zeppelin)
2. Keith Moon (The Who)
3. Ginger Baker (Cream)
4. Neil Peart (Rush)
5. Hal Blaine (the ‘Wrecking Crew’ LA studio musicians)
6. Clyde Stubblefield / Jabo Starks (James Brown)
7. Big Band era’s Gene Krupa.
8. Mitch Mitchell (Jimi Hendrix Experience)
9. Al Jackson Jr (Booker T & The MG’s)
10. Stewart Copeland (The Police)
(Ringo Starr misses the top 10, Dave Grohl ranks a lowly #27 and U2’s Larry Mullen Jr only just makes the list at #96.)
– “Rolling Stone Magazine”

Conventional thinking has it that single people are often pitied by their married friends. Seems that’s simply not true. A recent survey has found that married people think singles have more friends, more sex, lead exciting and interesting social lives, work hard to stay in shape, and are more career-minded. (Well yeah, but they’ll be missing the exciting family board-games night coming up on Saturday … pity!)
– Match.com

✓ Placing a cutting board on an open drawer makes extra counter space in small kitchens.
✓ You can deodorize trainers or canvas pumps by placing a fresh (dry) tea bag in them overnight.
✓ To keep the rim of an open paint can from getting gucked up, stretch a rubber band vertically around the can to wipe your brush on.
✓ For a genuine-looking smile in your pictures, squint your eyes while taking it.
✓ You can now proofread with your ears. Paste your essay into Google Translate and you’ll hear any typos and other weird stuff.
✓ Use an empty ketchup bottle for perfect pancake-batter pouring.
✓ Run your razor across a pair of old jeans to reshape and extend its life.
✓ Use a pillowcase from a bedding set to keep the sheets together in one neat place.
– Adapted from List25.com

African lions are lucky to catch 25% of the prey they pursue; Great White Sharks only succeed about half the time. Dragonflies, by contrast, may look dainty, glittery and fun, yet recent research suggests they may well be the most brutally effective hunters in the animal kingdom. Dragonflies manage to snatch their targets in midair … more than 95% of the time. (Get the horror movie script ready!)
– NYTimes.com

Have a big decision to make? Researchers have found that we make our best decisions right after we wake up. Later, we suffer from ‘decision fatigue’ and make the quicker or easier decision, not necessarily the right one. (The first decision of the day … how am I gonna haul ass out of bed?)
– “Mental Floss”

• Studies show we let magazines collect dust for an average of 29 weeks before tossing them out. (Much longer at the dentist’s office.)
• The average person spends about 23 years of their life asleep. (Morning radio broadcasters not included.)
– PA News


1966 [50] Mike McCready, Pensacola FL, rock guitarist (Pearl Jam-“The Fixer”, “World Wide Suicide”)

1967 [49] Troy Gentry, Lexington KY, country singer (Montgomery Gentry-“Roll With Me”, “Back When I Knew It All”)

1973 [43] Pharrell Williams, Virginia Beach VA, pop artist (“Happy”, w/Robin Thicke-“Blurred Lines”)/music producer (Gwen Stefani, Jay-Z, Nelly, Usher, etc)/TV personality (“The Voice” since 2014)

1981 [35] Mike Eli, Denton TX, country singer-guitarist (Eli Young Band-“Drunk Last Night”, “Crazy Girl”)

1982 [34] Hayley Atwell, London UK, TV actress (‘Peggy Carter’ in “Marvel’s Agent Carter” since 2015)

1989 [27] Lily James, Esher UK, TV actress (‘Lady Rose Aldridge’ on “Downton Abbey” 2012-2015)/movie actress (“Cinderella”)

• “Cold Food Festival” (Hanshi Festival), a traditional Chinese holiday celebrated for 3 consecutive days. The Spring fest is celebrated in China as well as the nearby nations of Korea and Vietnam.

• “Deep Dish Pizza Day”, celebrating the creation of Chicago’s Uno Chicago Grill, which opened in 1943. Why deep dish? Because you can’t possibly get enough fat-laden cheese and sausage onto a regular pie in order to cause immediate cardiac arrest.

• “Go For Broke Day”, a day to throw caution to the wind and go all out, give it all you’ve got, don’t hold back, give it all or nothing, start giving 110%, let ‘er rip, balls to the wall!

• “Road Map Day”, the highlight of “Reading a Road Map Week”, which promotes map reading as an ‘enjoyable pastime’ and survival skill. Who reads the map or GPS during your family trips?

1987 [29] FOX TV network debuts, originally offering just 2 Sunday night programs: “Married … With Children” (runs 10 years); “Tracey Ullman Show” (original platform for “The Simpsons”)

2008 [08] Movie icon Charlton Heston (“Ben-Hur”) dies at age 84 in Beverly Hills CA

2002 [14] Grunge rocker Layne Staley of Alice in Chains dies at age 34 of suspected drug overdose

2011 [05] A statue in tribute to Nirvana singer Kurt Cobain is unveiled in his hometown of Aberdeen WA on the 17th anniversary of his 1994 death via suicide

1993 [23] 1st female PA announcer at a Major League Baseball park (Sherry Davis wins the San Francisco Giants job over 499 others who audition)

2008 [08] Apple’s iTunes overtakes Walmart to become the largest music retailer

2000 [16] ‘Loudest Burp’ on record, according to “Guinness Book of Records” (Paul Hunn lets one fly that registers 118.1 decibels, the equivalent of sitting in the front row at a rock concert)

[Wed] Drowsy Driver Awareness Day
[Wed] Walking Day
[Wed] Whole Grain Sampling Day
[Thurs] The Masters Tournament begins
[Thurs] No Housework Day
This Week Is … Explore Your Career Options Week
This Month Is … Brussels Sprouts & Cabbage Month


✓ Watch cartoons after a scary movie so you don’t have nightmares.
✓ Panicking while trying to get your change in your wallet without holding up the next person in a lineup.
✓ Eating the wrapping paper stuck to frozen meat because you can’t get it off.
✓ Trying to act ‘natural’ when leaving a store without buying anything.
✓ Fake laughing when you have no idea what the other person just said.
✓ Pretending you might actually buy something after being given a free sample.
✓ Sounding out ‘Wed-nes-day’ in your head so you spell it correctly.
✓ Passing on buying the $250-worth of stuff in your online cart due to a $5.99 shipping charge.
✓ That face you make when walking by someone you know but not well enough to say hello to.
– Condensed from BuzzFeed.com

I saw this job ad on Monster.com: “Help Wanted: Telepath; you know where to apply.”

☎ Which celebs would look best after a sex-change operation? (One online poll picks Leonardo DiCaprio, Johnny Depp, and Sandra Bullock.)

• Can you get cavities in your dentures if you use too much ‘artificial sweetener’?
• Why is the person who invests all your money called a ‘broker’?
• How do they treat someone who’s addicted to counseling?
• If maple syrup comes from maple trees, where does cough syrup come from?
• If you have to push a button, is it really ‘automatic’?
• Do masochists enjoy dying?
• If a tree falls in the forest and no one is around, do the other trees laugh?
• When will New Jersey get new jerseys?

Question: The average man loses THIS at age 53, according to a survey.
Answer: Fashion sense.

Someone who thinks logically is a nice contrast to the real world.

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