Wednesday, August 10, 2011        Edition: #4568

Get Your BS Here, Hot ‘n Fresh!

BS SHOW BIZ BUZZ:
50-year-old movie star George Clooney still appears to be dating 31-year-old former lady-wrestler Stacy Keibler as she’s been photographed visiting his Studio City, California home (maybe she’s teaching him the ‘Shooting Star Slam’?) . . . 86-year-old Hyman Marks & his 54-year-old son Stephen are suing Simon Cowell for ‘mental anguish’, claiming their father/son audition for “The X Factor” was ruined because they were pooped out after shooting a behind-the-scenes segment numerous times (the only 86-year-old we wanna hear in a duet is Tony Bennett) . . . Model Angela Lindvall will fill Heidi Klum’s shoes as host of Lifetime TV’s new spin-off show, “Project Runway All-Stars” (designers Isaac Mizrahi & Georgina Chapman will judge former “Project Runway” contestants) . . . Reality TV star Kate Gosselin (“Kate Plus 8”) has announced she’s ready to start dating again (if you are a single male, take shelter immediately!) . . . Arnold Schwarzenegger recycled an old gag T-shirt while exercising in Santa Monica, California recently, the back of the shirt emblazoned “I survived Maria” (when it comes to this shirt, the ‘T’ is for tasteless) . . . When Ben Flajnik appeared as a contestant on “The Bachelorette” earlier this year, unlucky-at-love actress Jennifer Love Hewitt made it clear she was a big fan on Twitter and now it seems they’re actually seeing each other (how desperate are you when you’re pickling up reality TV show rejects?) . . . And if there was any doubt as to whether Selena Gomez has done wonders for 17-year-old Justin Bieber’s testosterone levels, let this put it to rest – new closeup shots of the Biebs show that he’s trying to grow a mustache (break out the microscope!).

TODAY’S SHOW BIZ SKED:
• “Conan” (TBS/CTV) – Keb’ Mo’ (“The Reflection”).
• “Jimmy Kimmel Live” (ABC/CHCH) – Incubus (“If Not Now, When?”).
• “Last Call With Carson Daly” (NBC) – Scottish rockers Biffy Clyro (“Only Revolutions”). Rerun.
• “Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson” (CBS) – Adam Goldberg (“Goldberg Sisters”). Rerun.
• “Late Show With David Letterman” (CBS/NTV/Omni) – Dawes (“North Hills”). Rerun.
• “Live With Regis & Kelly” (syndicated/CTV) – Gavin DeGraw (“Free”).
• “Lopez Tonight” (TBS) – Ellie Goulding (“Lights”).
• “Marilyn Denis Show” (CTV/A Channel) – Harry Connick Jr (“In Concert on Broadway”).
• “So You Think You Can Dance” (FOX/CTV) – The remaining finalists give their final performances.
• “Tonight Show With Jay Leno” (NBC/A Channel) – Ximena Sarinana (“Ximena Sarinana”).

BS MUSIC NOTES:
• Blake Shelton – “Entertainment Weekly” reports he’ll sing the title track for the upcoming movie remake of “Footloose” (out October 14th). The original film, starring Kevin Bacon, was released in 1984.
• Foo Fighters – Dave Grohl says the past 8 months have been the best-ever for the band as the reception they’re getting and the size of the audiences are ‘shocking’. Quote: “We didn’t aspire to these new, lofty heights. We just wanted to play music.”
• Gregg Allman – The 63-year-old rock legend has canceled tour dates through September 15th due to a persistent upper respiratory infection that will require several days of hospitalization and 4-to-6 weeks of bed rest.
• Kenny Chesney – His concert this Saturday at the New Meadowlands Stadium in East Rutherford NJ will be the biggest country show in the NYC area since Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings, Merle Haggard, and Linda Ronstadt attracted a crowd of 51,000 in 1983.
• Lady Antebellum – They’ve notched their 5th #1 hit this week as “Just a Kiss”, the lead single from their upcoming album, tops the “Billboard” magazine ‘Country Songs’ chart.
• Luke Bryan – Dallas Davidson, co-writer of “Country Girl”, says you could give Bryan 50 Grammys and he’d still be a ‘good-ole-boy’. That’s because he surrounds himself with people that let him be himself.
• The Monkees – They’ve cancelled all remaining dates on their 45th anniversary tour. No reason is being given at this time. (Empty halls, perhaps?)
• Nicki Minaj – She’s signed on for a voice-over role in the upcoming animated movie “Ice Age: Continental Drift”, which is slated for release in July 2012. The voice cast also boasts
Aziz Ansari (“Parks & Recreation”), Drake, Jennifer Lopez, Queen Latifah, and Wanda Sykes.
• OK Go – Frontman Damian Kulash tells Billboard.com they’re teaming with the Muppets for a ‘twisted, kind of dark’ interpretation of the “Muppet Show Theme” for the upcoming “Muppets: The Green Album”.

TODAY’S MOVIE OPENING . . .
“The Help” ( PG-13 Drama ): Emma Stone, Viola Davis, and Octavia Spencer star as an aspiring writer and 2 African-American maids who become unlikely friends in 1960s Mississippi. Based on the Kathryn Stockett bestseller. Allison Janney, Sissy Spacek, and Cicely Tyson co-star.
NET: http://thehelpmovie.com/us/

SUNSCREEN IN A GLASS:
Here’s another way a glass of wine can be beneficial. A new Spanish study has found that a substance in grapes can help prevent skin damage. The sun’s UV rays activate a reaction which kills skin cells resulting in sun damage but researchers at the University of Barcelona have found that flavonoids in grapes can prevent the chemical reaction caused by the sun. Eating grapes offers the same benefits as drinking wine, though neither should be an excuse to skip the SPF. (“Honey, can you rub some more Cabernet Sauvignon on my back?”)
– BestHealthMag.com

YOU REMIND ME OF ME:
Psychologists say if you want people to like you better, you should mimic them. Artful persuasion depends on eye contact, but not just any kind. If one person prefers brief glances and the other is busy staring deeply, then it’s unlikely they’ll connect. Rhythm of speech also counts. People who speak in loud, animated bursts tend to feed off others who do the same, just as those who are lower key tend to relax in a cool stream of measured tones. Another consideration is body position. If someone is leaning back in a chair, you’re more likely to connect if you do as well. (What if they have mustard on their shirt or something in their nose?)
– “New York Times”

SOCIAL SYNDROME:
A new study suggests that excessive Facebook use by teens can lead to negative side effects, including narcissism, mania, and lower reading retention rates. California State psychology professor Larry Rosen describes the results in his book “Rewired: Understanding the iGeneration and the Way They Learn”. The overarching message seems to be that overdosing on technology on a daily basis can lead to increased absence from school, as well as a greater likelihood of developing stomach aches, sleeping problems, anxiety, and depression. (Sounds like side effects to a pharmaceutical!)
– CBC.ca

BS BUZZWORDS:
New terms leaking into our lingo …
• ‘Juvenoia’ – The baseless and exaggerated fear that the Internet and current social trends are having negative effects on children. (Stomach aches caused by Facebook, for instance.)
• ‘Localvores’ – Those who prefer to eat locally grown or produced food. (“Mmm, this milk’s still warm!”)
• ‘Teacup’ – A college student with a fragile, easily shattered psyche; often the product of overprotective parents. (“We’re de-emphasizing competitions at this year’s frosh orientation week. We don’t want any tea cups to cry.”)

1-IN-10 IS ALL IT TAKES:
To change the beliefs of an entire community, just 10% of the population needs to become convinced of a new or different opinion, according to a new study at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York. At that 10% tipping point, researchers say, the idea can then spread through social networks and alter behaviors on a large scale. (To start a rumor online, it only takes one gossip.)
– “Discovery News”

FOR THE RECORD:
Keiko Fukuda of San Francisco, California has become the first woman to be promoted to judo’s highest level … 10th degree Black Belt. In fact, only 3 people in the world, all men living in Japan, have ever reached that mark. The news brought Fukuda to tears at the women’s dojo where she still teaches. Her emotion is understandable … she’s 98-years-old.
– “San Francisco Chronicle”

DID YOU KNOW?
There are currently 1.4 billion cattle worldwide. (If we all went vegetarian, what would happen to them?)
– HuffingtonPost.com

BS CHRONOMETER 08.10.11


TODAY’S CELEBIRTHDAYS . . .
1959 [52] Rosanna Arquette, NYC, movie actress (“Pulp Fiction”, “The Whole Nine Yards”)/sister of actors David Arquette & Patricia Arquette

1960 [51] Antonio Banderas, Malaga, Spain, movie actor (“Shrek” movies, “Spy Kids” films)/Mr Melanie Griffith since 1996  COMING UP: “Puss in Boots”, opening November 4th.

TODAY’S BS REASONS TO PARTY . . .
• “Elvis Week 2011” as his Memphis mansion Graceland offers a raft of events to perpetuate the legend. Activities include a tribute artist contest, riverboat cruise, 5K run, memorial service, and candlelight vigil. August 16th will be the 34th anniversary of his death.
NET: http://www.elvis.com/elvisweek/
68-year-old Paul MacLeod turned his Holly Springs, Mississippi home into a personal shrine to all things Elvis back in 1990. Every inch of the walls and ceilings of ‘Graceland Too’ is covered by thousands of items chronicling the life and times of ‘The King’. They range from a vinyl recording for which he was once offered $1 million to a collection of panties thrown at his front door by female fans.
NET: http://www.roadsideamerica.com/story/11097

• “Lazy Day” … just another day around here.

• “S’Mores Day” celebrating one of our favorite campfire treats. Here’s the complicated directions – toast marshmallows over campfire, then place them on graham cracker with piece of chocolate. Take second graham cracker and smush it on top. Inhale.

• “Spoil Your Dog Day” … like there’s some other option? What’s your pup’s favorite treat?

THIS DAY IN SHOW BIZ . . .
2008 [03] Isaac Hayes, musician (“Theme from Shaft”) and actor (“South Park”), dies in Memphis, Tennessee due to a recurrence of stroke at age 65

TODAY’S MUSIC EVENTS . . .
1985 [26] 1st solo album by a female artist to sell 5 million copies (Madonna’s “Like a Virgin”)

1985 [26] Michael Jackson pays $47.5-million for ATV Music catalogue, which includes 251 songs written by John Lennon & Paul McCartney

2004 [07] Rolling Stones’ Charlie Watts confirms he’s undergoing treatment for throat cancer, which eventually goes into remission.

TODAY’S FIRSTS . . .
2003 [08] Temperatures in the UK top 100F (38 C) for the 1st time during a European-wide heat wave

2006 [05] Britain’s Scotland Yard disrupts a major terrorist plot to destroy aircraft traveling from the UK to the US & Canada using liquid explosives (leads to the 1st banning of liquids and toiletries from carry-on luggage, which are still regulated today)

TODAY’S RECORD . . .
1981 [30] Pete Rose of the Philadelphia Phillies gets the 3,631st hit of his baseball career, breaking Stan Musial’s record for most hits by a National League player

COMING UP . . .
[Thurs] Play In the Sand Day
[Fri] “30 Minutes or Less”; “Final Destination 5”; “Glee: The 3-D Concert Movie” open in movie theaters
[Fri] “Outside Lands Festival” begins (San Francisco)
[Fri] PC Day
[Fri] International Youth Day
[Fri] Vinyl Record Day
[Sat] “Farm Aid 2011” (Kansas City)
[Sat] International Lefthanders Day
This Week Is … Assistance Dog Week
This Month Is … Audio Book Appreciation Month

BULL’S BITS


WHICH IS WORSE?
You run down the list rapid-fire while a guest/caller/crew member picks the least icky choice …
• Flogging or prison?
• Too rare or too well-done?
• Public washroom or public swimming pool?
• Kim Kardashian or Lindsay Lohan?
• “Friends With Benefits” or “The Change-Up”?
• Lima beans or broccoli?
• Nausea or diarrhea?
• “Bachelor Pad” or “Shedding For the Wedding”?
• Sunburn or poison ivy?
• An hour early or an hour late?

BS RANDOM JOKE:
Always be sincere … even when you don’t mean it.

BS PHONE STARTER:
What’s the worst menu item to order when on a date? (According  to “Man Of the House”, a guy should never order fruity drinks, messy ribs, or anything with garlic or onions.)

MORE BS QUESTIONS PLAGUING HUMANITY:
• If ‘time heals all wounds’, how come the belly button stays the same?
• If ‘fortification’ means a very large fort, does ‘ratification’ mean a very large rat?
• Why didn’t Noah swat those 2 mosquitoes?
• If you can’t drink and drive, why do bars have parking lots?
• Do mealworms ever just snack?
• How come peanut butter always gets top billing over jelly?

BS U-PICK TRIVIA:
• In which is castor oil used as a lubricant?
a. Jet Planes [CORRECT]
b. Racing Cars
c. Sump Pumps
– Halife.com

• Swiss researchers have discovered that in the ‘mating game’, we’re looking for someone who is different from us in which way?
a. Eye Color.
b. Hair Color.
c. Body Odor. [CORRECT]
– PA News

BS WATER COOLER QUESTION:
Today’s Question: According to the White Pages, there are 103 people in North America with THIS famous name.
Answer to Give Out Next Show: Harry Potter.

BS DEEP THOUGHT:
Organization is the enemy of improvisation.


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