Tuesday, August 12, 2014        Edition: #5282

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★ The fashion credentials of Kanye West & Kim Kardashian West are being mocked by “America’s Next Top Model” judge Kelly Cutrone, who claims no one in the industry pays any attention to what they do. She scoffs at Kanye’s claim that he’s as important to fashion as Steve Jobs, late founder of Apple, was to technology. Speaking to “NY Daily News”, she says: ”I don’t think there’s one person who really works in the fashion industry who gives a flying f— about Kanye West.”
– Bang Showbiz
★ It might come as no surprise to learn that when 52-year-old Hollywood star Tom Cruise visits world famous Harrods department store in London UK, his people have the entire place closed down so that he can browse and shop in peace. But what also happens, according to an inside snitch, is that all of the female members of Harrods’ staff who are taller than 5′-7″ Tom are sent home. These unlucky female strappers are also given stern warnings to never let on why they have been sent home for the day.
– PopBitch.com
★ 42-year-old sometime actor David Arquette (“Scream” movies) and his business partners are now looking to buy a strip club. They already own the Hollywood nightclubs Hooray Henry’s and Bootsy Bellows (named in honor of Arquette’s late mother), and word has it they’ve been secretly negotiating to buy the infamous Crazy Girls nightspot on Sunset Boulevard. According to an inside report, the plan is to turn it into an ‘upscale burlesque club with an old school Hollywood feel’.
– TMZ.com
★ And 30-year-old actress Mila Kunis is preparing for married life with fiancé Ashton Kutcher (36) by trying to sell off her Los Angeles home. The acting couple They first met on the set of “That ’70s Show” (1998-2006). They started dating in 2012 and their first child is due in the coming weeks. Reports say Kunis has listed her 5-bedroom Hollywood Hills mansion, complete with swimming pool, hot tub, and home movie theater, for almost $4 million.
– E! News

• “Arsenio Hall” (syndicated) – Iconic R&B group Earth Wind & Fire. Rerun.
• “Conan” (TBS/CTV) – Lake Street Dive (“Bad Self Portraits”).
• “Ellen DeGeneres Show” (syndicated/CTV2) – American Authors (“Oh, What a Life”). Rerun.
• “Jimmy Kimmel Live” (ABC/CityTV) – Train (“Bulletproof Picasso”, coming September 16th). Rerun.
• “Last Call With Carson Daly” (NBC) – Off! (“First Four EPs”). Rerun.
• “Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson” (CBS) – The Colourist (“The Colourist”). Rerun.
• “Late Night With Seth Meyers” (NBC/CTV2) – Magic Man (“Before the Waves”).
• “Late Show With David Letterman” (CBS/Omni1) – Brody Dalle (“Diploid Love”). Rerun.
• “Tavis Smiley” (PBS) – Nas (“Life Is Good”). Rerun.
• “Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” (NBC/CTV2) – Kings of Leon (“Mechanical Bull”).
• “The View” (ABC/CTV) – Colbie Caillat (“Gypsy Heart”).
• “Wendy Williams” (syndicated) – Future (“Honest”). Rerun.

• Brad Paisley / Carrie Underwood – It’s been confirmed they will return to host the 48th annual “CMA Awards” for the 7th consecutive time on November 5th in Nashville TN.
• The Civil Wars – They are now officially history. The duo of Joy Lynn Williams and John Paul White have announced on their website that their year-plus long split is now permanent.
• Coldplay – Chris Martin & Gwyneth Paltrow are now neighbors as he’s renting a mansion owned by LA Lakers manager Mitch Kupchak in the Hamptons NY that’s apparently only a short walk from where his estranged wife and children are staying for the Summer. One source claims they’ve spent more time together recently than when they were as a couple.
• Kings of Leon – Drummer Nathan Followill has been treated for broken ribs in a Boston MA hospital after the band’s tour bus lurched to a stop when a fan ran in front of it. That’s caused at least one show cancellation so far, in Saratoga Springs NY. But he’s said to be recovering well.
• Lady Antebellum – They are among the 2014 inductees to the Georgia Music Hall of Fame. Others included Danny Beard (Georgia Satellites), Ed Roland (Collective Soul), and Wet Willie. The ceremony will be held October 11th.
• Lionel Richie – He’s reportedly now settled a $1.1-million tax debt with the IRS. He was first slapped with a tax lien in 2012 for failing to pay income taxes dating back to 2010.
• Maroon 5 – Adam Levine and his new Victoria’s Secret model-bride Behati Prinsloo may have finally found a Manhattan home. The couple is close to finalizing a deal on a 2,700-sq-ft, 3-bedroom loft in SoHo with an asking price of $4.55 million.
• Rascal Flatts – They’ll attempt to play Phoenix AZ this Friday as scheduled after having to cancel 3 gigs over the weekend in Nampa ID, Airway Heights WA, and Mission BC. The problem: Lead singer Gary LeVox losing his voice.
• Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers – Their new album “Hypnotic Eye” is the veteran rockers’ 1st-ever to debut at #1.
• The Who – They’re asking fans to dig out rare recordings, forgotten radio & TV performances, fan-shot photos & footage, and any other memorabilia that could be used for their upcoming 50th anniversary release. The greatest hits collection, “The Who Hits 50!”, is out October 28th.

Out today on DVD, Netflix, Google Play and/or other video providers …
• “Frankie & Alice” – ( R-Rated Drama ): Halle Berry produced and stars in this psychological drama about a woman who suffers from Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID). Her two unique alter egos: A 7-year-old named ‘Genius’ and a Southern white racist woman named ‘Alice’.
• “A Haunted House 2” ( R-Rated Horror Spoof ): Having exorcized the demons of his ex, ‘Malcolm’ (Marlon Wayans) starts afresh with a new girlfriend. But after moving into their dream home, he’s once again plagued by bizarre paranormal events. Co-stars Jaime Pressly.
• “Locke” ( R-Rated Thriller ): Tom Hardy plays ‘Ivan Locke’, a dedicated family man and successful construction manager who receives a phone call on the eve of the biggest challenge of his career which threatens his carefully cultivated existence. Co-stars Olivia Colman.
• “Muppets Most Wanted” ( PG Family Adventure ): While on a grand world tour, The Muppets find themselves wrapped up in a European jewel-heist caper headed by a Kermit the Frog look-alike and his dastardly sidekick. Human stars include Ricky Gervais, Ty Burrell, Tina Fey.
• “The Railway Man” ( R-Rated Drama ): Colin Firth stars in this drama about a prisoner of war who reunites with one of his Japanese captors 30 years later. Nicole Kidman plays Firth’s onscreen wife. Shot in Scotland and Australia’s Gold Coast.
• Also released today: “The Blacklist: The Complete 1st Season” (TV); “Boredom” (Documentary); “Gunsmoke: The 10th Season” (Vintage TV); “The Legend of Shelby the Swamp Man: Season 1” (Reality TV); “Low Winter Sun: The Complete Series” (TV); “Power Rangers Megaforce: A Battle To the Finish” (Animation); and “Turtle Power: The Definitive History Of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” (Documentary).

Actor Eric Pierson is riding a bacon-powered motorcycle from Austin MN to San Diego CA. The retrofitted diesel bike runs on biofuel made from bacon grease. The pig-fueled expedition is part of a guerilla marketing campaign funded by Hormel Foods to hawk their pork strips to the masses. Both Pierson and the hog will star in the documentary film ‘Driven by Bacon”, due to premiere on August 29th at the San Diego Bacon Fest, also sponsored by Hormel. So, could bacon power become the next big thing? Well, the 2-wheeler does get 75-to-100 miles per gallon and – as a bonus – smells like a diner at breakfast time. (Biggest prob when riding this hog … you’re always hungry!)
NET: http://drivenbybacon.com
– “Austin Daily Herald”

Experts decode the reasons we may feel hungry for particular foods …
• Candy – You could be deficient in chromium, the mineral that helps the uptake of glucose from the blood. Healthy foods that are chromium-rich include asparagus, beef, broccoli, chicken, carrots, eggs, potatoes, and whole grains.
• Carbs – Can be a sign you’re low in the amino acid tryptophan, which the body needs to synthesize the mood-regulating brain chemical serotonin. Good sources of tryptophan include bananas, cashews, cottage cheese, eggs, milk, turkey, walnuts.
• Cheese – It could mean you’re low in the bone-building mineral calcium, which also plays a vital role in nerve and muscle function. Besides cheese, calcium can be found in almonds, broccoli, milk, yoghurt, tinned salmon and sardines.
• Chocolate – It’s rich in magnesium, so strong cravings could indicate a deficiency in the mineral that’s vital for your skin and hair. If it’s magnesium you need, nuts are actually a richer source, particularly Brazil nuts.
• Ice – Bizarrely, it’s sometimes a sign you have anemia and your body is deficient in iron. It may be that ice helps relieve the painful inflammation in the mouth that can be a symptom. The best source of iron is red meat, as it’s more easily absorbed than plant sources.
• Meat – Craving meat can be a sign your body needs iron (as above), but may also mean you’re low on zinc, which plays an important role in immune function. Other sources of the mineral: Cheese, lentils, pumpkin seeds, shellfish, spinach, and whole grain bread.
– Condensed from DailyMail.co.uk

Actress Angelina Jolie’s red-soled shoes that caught fashionistas’ attention on the red carpet of the “Maleficent” premieres are about to hit the streets. Created by Christian Louboutin in collaboration with Jolie for her press tour, the limited-edition Malangeli shoes are now available for pre-order. Available in black or red, the shoes have a wickedly twisted heel that calls to mind a curl of smoke as an evil touch. Shoe addicts will have to shell out around $1,400 to pre-order a pair, with delivery starting October 20th. But since Angelina Jolie is involved, the initiative is also benefitting a good cause: All proceeds go to SOS Children’s Villages, which works to improve the lives of orphaned and abandoned children. See the shoes here …
NET: http://tinyurl.com/lnydgze

Tortoises can run as fast as 1 mph (1.6 km/hr).
– Magazine Monitor


1956 [58] Bruce Greenwood, Noranda QC, movie actor (“Star Trek Into Darkness”, “The Place Beyond the Pines”)

1965 [49] Peter Krause, Alexandria MN, TV actor (‘Adam Braverman’ on “Parenthood” since 2010, “Dirty Sexy Money” 2007-09, “Six Feet Under” 2001-05)

1975 [39] Casey Affleck, Falmouth MA, movie actor (“Gone Baby Gone”, “Ocean’s 11” movies)

1992 [22] Cara Delevingne, London UK, fashion model (Oscar de la Renta, Dolce & Gabbana, Chanel, etc)

• “International Youth Day”, a United Nations observance since 1999 to draw attention to youth issues worldwide. (Acne?)

• “Middle Children’s Day”, a salute to middle-born children whose childhood activities were limited by always being ‘too young’ or ‘too old’. (Whiners!)

• “Truck Driver Day”, saluting the long-haulers that always deliver the goods. Ever notice truckers always say that they ‘drive truck’, not ‘drive trucks’?

• “Vinyl Record Day”, celebrated annually on the earliest of several possible dates in 1877 on which Thomas Edison may have invented the phonograph. The purpose is to encourage the preservation of the recordings, cover art, and cultural influence of vinyl records. Do they really sound ‘warmer’ as aficionados claim? Maybe that’s why they’re making a comeback?
NET: http://vinylrecordday.org

• “World Elephant Day”, conceived in 2011 and dedicated to the preservation and protection of the world’s increasingly scare pachyderms.
NET: http://worldelephantday.org

1994 [20] 25th anniversary Woodstock concert, “Woodstock ’94”, is held in Saugerties NY with over 30 bands playing for a crowd of about 350,000 (the multi-day show is a huge success, with little hint of the violence that would mar the 30th anniversary concert)

2009 [05] Electric guitar pioneer and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame honoree Les Paul dies at age 94 in White Plains NY (among his innovations: The solid-body electric guitar, overdubbing, phasing, multitrack recording)

1981 [33] IBM introduces its 1st ‘Personal Computer’, the model 5150 equipped with MS-DOS 1.0, Intel 4.77 MHz microprocessor, 16 kB of RAM, and a price tag of $1,565 (4-grand in today’s dollars)

1978 [36] Arron Marshall completes world record ‘Longest Shower’ … 336 hours or 14 days (bet his fingertips pruned up real good!)

[Wed] “Let’s Be Cops” opens in movie theaters
[Wed] International Lefthanders Day
[Thurs] Creamsicle Day
[Thurs] Financial Awareness Day
[Thurs] International Nagging Day
This Week Is … Feeding Pets Of the Homeless Week
This Month Is … Catfish Month


A few things to consider before scheduling that family tenting trip …
• All of your kids’ socks will become wet within 5 minutes of your arrival.
• Starting a fire on purpose is really hard. Starting one by accident is very easy. It’s kind of like making a baby.
• Your morning bathroom ritual will go from being your favorite part of the day to an hour of panic.
• Your kids will each find a special rock and then promptly lose it, causing you to spend the entire weekend searching for that rock.
• Ever try to get a 3-year-old to sit down? Now try it in a canoe.
• You’ll say, “I think that’s poison ivy” at least 40 times and be right twice.
• You’ll spend approximately 75% of each night explaining what that noise was.
• Two words: Tent farts.
– Excerpted from JasonGood.net

The most effective way to remember your wife’s birthday is to forget it once.

• A recent archeological discovery proves that neanderthals ate which?
a. Potato Chips.
b. Tofu.
c. Barbecue-Roasted Pigeon. [CORRECT]
– “The Guardian”

• In India, 23 years is the record for what?
a. Marathon TV viewing.
b. Not showing up for work. [CORRECT, held by a biology teacher.]
c. Breastfeeding.
– BBC.co.uk

☎ What perhaps-lesser-known kitchen item has made a big impact on your cooking or eating?

Question: Most pre-schoolers can use a computer, but only 10% can do THIS.
Answer: Tie up their shoelaces.

Part of being sane is being a little bit crazy.

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