Friday, August 31, 2007        Edition: #3604
Monthly Planning Calendar in Today’s Issue!

BS SHOW BIZ BUZZ:
TODAY British Princes William & Harry will lead a memorial service marking the 10-year anniversary of their mother Princess Di’s death, to be attended by Queen Elizabeth, Prince Philip, Prince Charles, and Diana’s friends such as Elton John but NOT by Charles’ replacement wife Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall (no dogs allowed!) . . . TONIGHT Britain’s ITV network airs the documentary, “Diana’s Last Day”, using footage & stills collected from various photogs (in a rare exhibition of taste, none taken after the crash will be featured) . . . SATURDAY CanWest Global’s CH network (dumbest name ever?) is officially re-branded ‘E!’ thanks to an agreement with the US entertainment network (you know what that means – even more Ryan Seacrest!) . . . THIS WEEKEND 39-year-old “Grey’s Anatomy”-turned-“Private Practice” (ABC) star Kate Walsh is marrying her very own ‘McDreamy’, Alex Young, at a 3-day event at California’s Ojai Valley Inn & Spa north of LA . . . SUNDAY the new reality show “Dumped” debuts on the UK’s Channel 4 network, in which 11 contestants vie for big cash by attempting to live for 3 weeks solely on what they can find in a landfill site (talk about ‘junk food’!) . . . MONDAY “Back to the Future – The Ride” at Universal Studios Hollywood closes after attracting over 61 million users over the years (one of the last riders will win a stainless steel 1981 DeLorean, the basis of the movie’s flux capacitor-equipped time machine) . . . And movie actor Jamie Foxx (“Ray”) has gotten into the avocado farming biz, selling produce to local stores, but unlike former TV/movie star Tom Selleck who’s one of California’s leading avocado farmers, he says he has no plans to turn his hobby into a big business venture (cuz he still has a day job).

BS MUSIC NOTES:
• Amy Winehouse – She’s now canceled all upcoming appearances, including a performance on the “MTV Video Music Awards”, in a – quote – ‘continued effort to support her well being’.
• Britney Spears – Buzz has it “Gimme More”, the reputed first single from her long-threatened 5th studio album, could debut as soon as NEXT WEEK.
• Carrie Underwood – She’ll release her new album, “Carnival Ride”, on OCTOBER 23rd. Her debut effort, “Some Hearts”, spent 27 weeks at #1 on country charts.
• Faith Hill – She’ll sing the opening theme to each “Sunday Night Football” game this season (NBC), which again will feature weekly custom lyrics to “Waiting All Day for Sunday Night”, a tune based on Joan Jett’s classic  “I Hate Myself for Loving You”. Last season, Pink did the honors.
• Lil’ Wayne – He’s being sued for $1 million by a woman who claims she was trampled by a stampeding crowd after he tossed a wad of cash into the audience during a concert at Morgan State University in Baltimore MD LAST OCTOBER. Apparently she didn’t get any.
• Whitney Houston – Ex-hubby Bobby Brown has filed court documents seeking to overturn a decision granting her sole custody of their 14-year-old daughter Bobbi Kris.

WEEKEND SHOW BIZ SKED:
• Bjork – TOMORROW she’s the musical guest on a rerun of “Saturday Night Live” (NBC), hosted by movie star Scarlett Johansson.
• “CMT Cross Country” – TONIGHT a new hour-long episode features Jack Ingram & Miranda Lambert.
• Collective Soul – TONIGHT they perform music from their new album “Afterwords” on the “Tonight Show With Jay Leno” (NBC).
• “Disney’s High School Musical: The Ice Tour” – It’s spawned 2 hit TV movies, a quadruple-platinum CD, a touring live concert, and a top-selling DVD and TONIGHT the latest incarnation of the “High School Musical” goldmine opens on arena ice in Lakeland FL and will travel to at least 100 cities over the next year.
• “Justin Timberlake: FutureSex/LoveShow” – MONDAY HBO re-launches its concert specials with a Justin Timberlake show taped AUGUST 16th at NYC’s Madison Square Garden. An unbelievable 43 cameras were used to film the concert, which must be some kind of record.
NET: http://tinyurl.com/2lkmjq
• Mims – TONIGHT he guests on “Last Call With Carson Daly” (NBC).
• “Summer of Love 40th Anniversary Concert” – SUNDAY a free event celebrates the music of the so-called ‘Summer of Love’ in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park, site of the original ‘be-in’ in 1967. Among the hippy acts reliving the day: Canned Heat, Country Joe McDonald, Moby Grape, Taj Mahal, and the latest version of The Doors.
NET: http://2b1records.com/summeroflove40th/

WEEKEND MOVIE OPENINGS:
• “Bell Witch: The Movie” ( Horror Thriller ): SATURDAY, for the first time, a movie is being released straight to the Internet and hi-def video, in both Blu-ray and HD-DVD formats. It was shot using high-definition digital cameras 5 years ago, then shelved. The supernatural thriller based on actual events that took place in Tennessee in the early 1800s stars Betsy Palmer (‘Mrs. Voorhees’ in “Friday the 13th”).
NET: http://www.bellwitchthemovie.com/
• “Death Sentence” ( R-Rated Drama ): Kevin Bacon stars as a vengeful father who sets out on a mission to kill each and every thug involved in the brutal murder of his son during a botched convenience store hold-up. Based on a follow-up story to the vintage Charles Bronson film “Death Wish” (1974). Co-stars John Goodman & Kelly Preston.
NET: http://www.deathsentencemovie.com/
• “Halloween” ( R-Rated Horror Thriller ): In this remake of the classic 1978 slasher flick, director Rob Zombie attempts to go deep into the psychology of what makes a serial killer. After being committed for 17 years, convicted murderer ‘Michael Myers’ is mistakenly released from a mental institution and goes on another killing spree. Stars Tyler Mane as ‘Myers’ and Malcolm McDowell as the psychiatrist who treats him. This is the 8th film based on John Carpenter’s original (after “Halloween II” 1981; “Halloween III: Season of the Witch” 1982; “Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers” 1988; “Halloween 5” 1989; “Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers” 1995; “Halloween H20: 20 Years Later” 1998; and “Halloween: Resurrection” 2002).
NET: http://www.halloween-themovie.com/
• ”3:10 To Yuma” ( R-Rated Western ): SUNDAY only, the new Russell Crowe-Christian Bale film gets a ‘sneak peek’ showing in theaters. It officially opens next Friday, SEPTEMBER 7th.

EVEN MORE RED TAPE:
You can no longer come back for another round of life in China without a permit. Starting SATURDAY, living Tibetan Buddhas will have to apply for reincarnation to the Chinese government. The new rules are said to be ‘an important move to institutionalize the management of living Buddhas’. So of SEPTEMBER 1st, all reincarnation applications must be submitted to religious affairs officials for approval. (“Hi, I’m here to get a gnat license …”)
– Agence France-Presse

MOST EXPENSIVE CITIES 2007:
According to the latest ‘Worldwide Cost of Living’ survey, based on the average price of some 160 retail goods & services …
5. Tokyo, Japan
4. London UK
3. Copenhagen, Denmark
2. Paris, France
1. Oslo, Norway
– “The Economist”

HOW TO GET IN:
At most exclusive nightclubs, it’s the doorman who decides who gets admitted and who gets turned away. Here are a few pointers from some of NYC’s top doormen on how to get past the velvet rope …
• Even in the hottest weather, casual summer wear will never cut it for would-be entrants.
• Doormen always check feet. Cheap or shabby shoes are a no-go, as are ugly, unpedicured toes crammed into expensive ones.
• The unspoken rule is to maintain a 60-40 female-to-male mix, so men’s best bet is to show up as the lone guy in a group of women. Don’t know any? Make friends with some in line and promise to buy them a round of drinks.
• Even if you’re a regular, don’t take admittance for granted. Doormen say you must always exude both style and thankfulness if you expect to get their nod.
– “am-NewYork”

BS AMAZING FACT:
68% of single guys size up a girl for a second date in 8 minutes or less.
– Lavalife poll

BS CHRONOMETER 08.31.07

TODAY’S CELEBIRTHDAYS . . .
1945 [62] Van Morrison, Belfast, Northern Ireland, classic rock/pop/blues singer (“Moondance”, “Brown Eyed Girl”)/Rock & Roll Hall of Fame (1993)

1949 [58] Richard Gere, Philadelphia PA, movie actor (“Chicago”, “Pretty Woman”)/Dalai Lama pal
 
1972 [35] Chris Tucker, Atlanta GA, movie actor (“Rush Hour 1-3“, “Money Talks”)/stand-up comedian

1973 [34] Scott Niedermayer, Edmonton AB, NHL player (2007 Stanley Cup champion Anaheim Ducks)/Team Canada (2002/2006 Winter Olympics, 2004 World Cup of Hockey)

SATURDAY –
Comedian/actress Lily Tomlin (“The West Wing”) is 68; Oldies singer Barry Gibb (Bee Gees) is 61; Talk-show host Dr Phil (McGraw) is 57; Oldies singer Gloria Estefan (“Turn The Beat Around”) is 50; TV actor Ricardo Chavira (“Desperate Housewives”) is 36; Rock singer JD Fortune (INXS) is 34; Rock guitarist Joe Trohman (Fall Out Boy)  is 23.

SUNDAY –
NHL exec Glen Sather (NY Rangers) is 64; NFL analyst Terry Bradshaw (FOX) is 59; TV actor Mark Harmon (“Navy NCIS”) is 56; Movie actor Keanu Reeves (“The Matrix”) is 43; Movie actress Salma Hayek (“Frida”) is 41.

TODAY’S BS REASONS TO PARTY . . .
• “Carrefour Mondial de l’Accordéon”, the 17th annual “World Accordion Jamboree” weekend in Montmagny QC, featuring squeeze box enthusiasts from around-the-globe.
NET: http://tinyurl.com/3dl5em
• “Love Litigating Lawyers Day”, cuz even shysters need affection.
• “Trail Mix Day”, celebrating the combination of nuts, seeds, dried fruits (bark, twigs, compost), etc that takes about a gallon of water to wash down.
• “Veterinary Week”, to promote the ‘professionals who pamper and protect our pets’.
• “World Championship Barbecue Goat Cook-Off” in Brady, Texas. The 34th annual 2-day event features 125 teams trying to get your goat to taste good. Hmm, what’s the proper wine to serve?

SATURDAY –
• “Emma Nutt Day”, honoring the 1st professional telephone operator. She began saying ‘number please’ 129 years ago (1878) in Boston MA and continued for 33 years.
• “Exclamation Day!” Wow! Exciting, isn’t it!
• “National Buffalo Wing Festival”, the 6th annual through Sunday in Buffalo NY where some 20 tons of wings will be deep-fried, drenched in hot-sauce and served up. Events include ‘Bobbing for Wings’, the ‘Miss Buffalo Wing Pageant’ and the ‘US Chicken Wing Eating Championship’.
NET: http://www.buffalowing.com
• “World Beard & Moustache Championships” in Brighton, England, a biennial event that attracts face hair wearers from around-the-world. Countries hosting the event are decided by the World Beard & Moustache Association. A prize is given to the 1st-, 2nd- and 3rd-place growths in each category. Big hairy deal!
NET: http://www.handlebarclub.co.uk/wbmc.shtml

SUNDAY –
• “Anniversary of the Internet”. 38 years ago on September 2, 1969 UCLA professor Len Kleinrock & graduate students Stephen Crocker & Vinton Cerf linked 2 bulky computers using a 15-foot cable, testing a new way for exchanging data over networks that would ultimately become the Internet. By January of 1970, 3 other ‘nodes’ joined the fledgling network.
• “Father’s Day” in Australia, a day to say thanks for the drinkin’ lessons, mate.
• “Great Klondike International Outhouse Race” in Dawson City, Yukon, the 29th annual dash though downtown streets involving decorated outhouses on wheels pulled by costumed runners. And yes, there’s a ‘seated’ jockey. If you don’t happen to own an outhouse – they’ll rent you one!
• “The Running of the Sheep” in Reed Point MT, when hundreds of woolies charge down Main Street, then participate in the ‘Ugliest Sheep’ and ‘Prettiest Ewe Contest’.
NET: http://tinyurl.com/39u29p
• “Working Mother’s Day”, honoring moms who do 2 jobs, at home and away from it. Hey, take the day off why don’t ya?

MONDAY –
• “Labor Day” in the USA & Canada, a tribute to the contributions workers have made to the prosperity & well-being of our nations. The first Labor Day holiday was celebrated on Tuesday, September 5, 1882 in NYC. In Australia, Labor Day is the first Monday in October. In dozens of other countries, May 1st is “International Workers’ Day”, the day of celebration for labor.

TODAY’S MUSIC EVENT . . .
1999 [08] Dixie Chicks release smash hit album “Fly”

TODAY’S FIRSTS . . .
1881 [126] 1st ‘US Tennis Championship’ held

1895 [112] 1st ‘Pro Football Game’ (QB John Brallier is paid $10 as Jeannette Athletic Club beats Latrobe YMCA 12-0 in Latrobe PA)

1954 [53] 1st storm with a name (‘Hurricane Carol’ hits New England)

1955 [52] 1st ‘Sun-Powered Automobile’ is demonstrated (so why is it again that we’re still paying through the nose for gasoline?)

1971 [36] 1st ‘Driver on the Moon’ (astronaut David Scott finds no one to ‘flip the bird’ at)

TODAY’S RECORDS . . .
1946 [61] 5,000 Boston Braves’ baseball fans sit in freshly-painted seats (not a planned attempt at a record … but a record nonetheless)

1995 [12] 6 people die attempting to rescue …. a chicken that had fallen into a well in southern Egypt (only the chicken survives)

BS MONTHLY PLANNING CALENDAR . . .
[Sept 4] Newspaper Carriers Day / Cheese Pizza Day
[Sept 5] Be Late For Something Day / Busta Rhymes trial begins (NYC)
Sept 5-7] 12th Air Guitar World Championships (Oulu, Finland)
[Sept 6] 4th  Fashion Rocks Concert (NYC) / NFL season kick-off (Indianapolis) / Iguana Awareness Day / Fight Procrastination Day–Do It! Day
[Sept 6-15] 32nd Toronto International Film Festival
[Sept 7] “The Brothers Solomon“; “Shoot ‘Em Up”; “3:10 to Yuma” open in movie theaters
[Sept 8] International Literacy Day
[Sept 8-9]  Toronto Virgin Festival
[Sept 9] 24th MTV Video Music Awards (Las Vegas) / 22nd Farm Aid (NYC) / Grandparents Day / Pet Memorial Day
[Sept 10] Canadian Country Music Awards (Regina) / World Suicide Prevention Day / Swap Ideas Day
[Sept 11] 9/11 Remembrance Day / I Want to Start My Own Business Day / No News is Good News Day / Boss-Employee Exchange Day
[Sept 12] Video Game Day / Chocolate Milkshake Day
[Sept 13] Rosh Hashanah (Jewish) / Ramadan begins (Muslim) / Peanut Day / Positive Thinking Day / Computer Programmers Day
[Sept 14] International Cross-Culture Day / Pregnant Women’s Day / International Shellfish Festival (PEI) / “The Brave One”; “Eastern Promises”; “Mr Woodcock” open in movie theaters
[Sept 15] Hat Day / Care Givers Day / POW/MIA Recognition Day / Ganesh Charturhi (Hindu)
[Sept 16] 59th Primetime Emmy Awards (Los Angeles) / Collect Rocks Day / Working Parents Day / Independence Day (Mexico)
[Sept 17] Women’s Friendship Day / R Kelly trail begins (Chicago)
[Sept 18] Play-Doh Day / Dream Concert (NYC)
[Sept 19] Talk Like a Pirate Day
[Sept 20] International Student Day / UN International Day of Peace
[Sept 21] Miniature Golf Day / World Gratitude Day / “Cover”; “Good Luck Chuck”; “Into the Wild”; “Resident Evil: Extinction”; “Sydney White” open in movie theaters
[Sept 22] Yom Kippur (Jewish) / Hobbit Day / Dear Diary Day / Elephant Appreciation Day / Good Neighbor Day / Centenarians Day / Hunting & Fishing Day
[Sept 23] 1st day of Autumn
[Sept 24] Family Day / Polaris Music Prize (Toronto)
[Sept 25] One Hit Wonder Day / Comic Book Day / Chinese Moon Festival
[Sept 26] Food Service Employees Day / Full Moon (Harvest Moon)
[Sept 27] Ancestor Appreciation Day / World Tourism Day / World Maritime Day / Van Halen reunion tour begins (Charlotte NC)
[Sept 28] Ask A Stupid Question Day / Women’s Health & Fitness Day / “Feast of Love”; “The Game Plan”; “Goal II: Living the Dream”; “The Kingdom” open in movie theaters
[Sept 28-Oct 7] Okanagan Fall Wine Festival (BC)
[Sept 29] Goose Day / Pumpkin Day / Marc Anthony-Jennifer Lopez tour begins (Atlantic City NJ) / 2007 Directors Guild of Canada Awards (Toronto) / Maroon 5 tour begins (Auburn Hills MI)
[Sept 30] Mud Pack Day
[Oct 2] 3-CD retrospective “Dylan” is released / Bruce Springsteen releases “Magic” album
[Oct 4] International Bluegrass Music Awards (Nashville)
[Oct 5] 13th National Denim Day
[Oct 8] Thanksgiving Day
[Oct 13] Ramadan ends (Muslim)

USA
[Sept 4] Newspaper Carriers Day / Cheese Pizza Day
[Sept 5] Be Late For Something Day / Busta Rhymes trial begins (NYC)
Sept 5-7] 12th Air Guitar World Championships (Oulu, Finland)
[Sept 6] 4th  Fashion Rocks Concert (NYC) / NFL season kick-off (Indianapolis) / Iguana Awareness Day / Fight Procrastination Day–Do It! Day
[Sept 6-15] 32nd Toronto International Film Festival
[Sept 7] “The Brothers Solomon“; “Shoot ‘Em Up”; “3:10 to Yuma” open in movie theaters
[Sept 8] International Literacy Day
[Sept 9] 24th MTV Video Music Awards (Las Vegas) / 22nd Farm Aid (NYC) / Grandparents Day / Pet Memorial Day
[Sept 10] World Suicide Prevention Day / Swap Ideas Day
[Sept 11] 9/11 Remembrance Day / I Want to Start My Own Business Day / No News is Good News Day / Boss-Employee Exchange Day
[Sept 12] Video Game Day / Chocolate Milkshake Day
[Sept 13] Rosh Hashanah (Jewish) / Ramadan begins (Muslim) / Peanut Day / Positive Thinking Day / Computer Programmers Day
[Sept 14] International Cross-Culture Day / Pregnant Women’s Day / “The Brave One”; “Eastern Promises”; “Mr Woodcock” open in movie theaters
[Sept 15] Hat Day / Care Givers Day / POW/MIA Recognition Day / Ganesh Charturhi (Hindu)
[Sept 16] 59th Primetime Emmy Awards (Los Angeles) / Collect Rocks Day / Working Parents Day / Independence Day (Mexico)
[Sept 17] Women’s Friendship Day / R Kelly trail begins (Chicago)
[Sept 18] Play-Doh Day / Dream Concert (NYC)
[Sept 19] Talk Like a Pirate Day
[Sept 20] International Student Day / UN International Day of Peace
[Sept 21] Miniature Golf Day / World Gratitude Day / “Cover”; “Good Luck Chuck”; “Into the Wild”; “Resident Evil: Extinction”; “Sydney White” open in movie theaters
[Sept 22] Yom Kippur (Jewish) / Hobbit Day / Dear Diary Day / Elephant Appreciation Day / Good Neighbor Day / Centenarians Day / Hunting & Fishing Day
[Sept 23] 1st day of Autumn
[Sept 24] Family Day
[Sept 25] One Hit Wonder Day / Comic Book Day / Chinese Moon Festival
[Sept 26] Food Service Employees Day / Full Moon (Harvest Moon)
[Sept 27] Ancestor Appreciation Day / World Tourism Day / World Maritime Day / Van Halen reunion tour begins (Charlotte NC)
[Sept 28] Ask A Stupid Question Day / Women’s Health & Fitness Day / “Feast of Love”; “The Game Plan”; “Goal II: Living the Dream”; “The Kingdom” open in movie theaters
[Sept 29] Goose Day / Pumpkin Day / Marc Anthony-Jennifer Lopez tour begins (Atlantic City NJ) / Maroon 5 tour begins (Auburn Hills MI)
[Sept 30] Mud Pack Day
[Oct 2] 3-CD retrospective “Dylan” is released / Bruce Springsteen releases “Magic” album
[Oct 4] International Bluegrass Music Awards (Nashville)
[Oct 5] 13th National Denim Day
[Oct 13] Ramadan ends (Muslim)

BULL’S BITS

BS TOP SWAPS:
The week’s most requested music files online …
5. T-Pain – “Bartender”
4. Plies f/T-Pain – “Shawty”
3. Lloyd – “Get It Shawty”
2. Sean Kingston – “Beautiful Girls”
1. Fergie – “Big Girls Don’t Cry”
– Big Champagne online music measurement

BS PHONE STARTER:
What’s your personal theme song? Call us and sing it!

BS RANDOM JOKE:
… but to paraphrase a famous saying, who cares?

BS WATER COOLER QUESTION:
Today’s Question: According to a recent survey, 41% of drivers have gotten caught doing THIS in their vehicles.
Answer to Give Out Next Show: Talking to themselves.

BS DEEP THOUGHT:
Exceptions prove the rule … and wreck the budget.


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