Friday, August 18, 2017 – Edition: #6037

Thanks a Sheetload for Choosing “BS”!

★ Be careful, “Game of Thrones” fans. Season 7, Episode 6 was leaked in advance, but watching it early might leave you an emotional wreck an extra few days. HBO has been leaking like a sieve this year.  First we had the leak of Episode 4, and now we have the situation of two different HBO platforms in Europe accidentally airing Episode 6 days in advance.  And of course now Episode 6 is all over the internet.  Like Episode 4, Episode 6 is being lauded as one of the best episodes ever. However, unlike the pure awe that greeted “The Spoils of War,” Episode 6 is leaving many fans in tears.
(Are you starting to get the feeling that they are doing this on purpose?)
★ Somber Ryan Reynolds lead a moment of silence on the set of ‘Deadpool 2′ just before filming resumed two days after the death of stuntwoman Joi ‘SJ’ Harris.  She was killed on the Vancouver set while filming a motorcycle stunt on Monday. 911 call audio reveals she lost control of her bike before going ‘airborne’ through a glass window.
★ Anna Faris has opened up about her shocking split from Chris Pratt. In a new episode of her weekly podcast ‘Unqualified’, she offered some advice to a caller, but it sounded like she might  well have been advising herself when she said: “Life is too short to be in relationships where you feel this isn’t fully right or somebody doesn’t have your back, or somebody doesn’t fully value you.  Don’t be afraid to feel your independence if things aren’t right.” Earlier in the podcast, she thanked her fans for their support amid her split from Pratt.
(No word on if the caller was “Chris….uh, Peter Quill….er….Star Lord!”)
★ Ben Affleck says that the Batman portrayed in ‘Justice League’ is more traditional than in recent screen versions.  Amid criticism of his role and growing speculation of his continued involvement with the franchise, Affleck has assured fans that his next portrayal of Batman in ‘Justice League’ will be “more the Batman you would find if you opened up your average Batman comic book”.  ‘Justice League’ will see Batman team up with Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman, Ezra Miller’s Flash and Jason Momoa’s Aquaman (and possibly Henry Cavill’s Superman) in a massive ensemble cast.
★ It’s been two years since Patrick Dempsey left ‘Grey’s Anatomy’, but now he’s set to return to the small screen with his latest television role in mini-series ‘The Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair’ in which he’ll play the title role, a college professor. ‘The Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair’ will arrive later this year as a 10-episode series on Epix.
★ Emma Stone has dethroned Jennifer Lawrence as the world’s highest-paid actress.  Stone climbed to the top of Forbes’ list with $26m in earnings. Lawrence dropped to No. 3 with earnings of $24 million, almost half of her prior year’s earnings of $46 million.  Jennifer Aniston came in at No. 2, making $25.5 million.  Also in the top 10 were Melissa McCarthy, Mila Kunis, Charlize Theron, Emma Watson, Cate Blanchett, Julia Roberts and Amy Adams.

• “Jimmy Kimmel Live” (ABC/Global): T.J. Miller, Dana White, Run the Jewels ( R )
• “The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon” (NBC/CTV): Jon Hamm, Kate Upton, Grant Thompson
• “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” (CBS/Global): The best moments of the week, with a newly-recorded opening & monologue
• “Late Night with Seth Meyers” (NBC/CTV): Billy Eichner, Ashley Graham, the All-American Rejects, Venzella Joy ( R )
• “The Late Late Show with James Corden” (CBS/CTV): Jane Krakowski, Kate Mara, Lily James ( R )
• “Last Call with Carson Daly” (NBC/CTV): Ludacris, the Menzingers, Troian Bellisario ( R )
• “The View” (ABC/CTV): Tom Bergeron, Train, Masaharu Morimoto, Art Smith ( R )
• “The Talk” (CBS):
• “Live with Kelly and Ryan” (ABC/CTV): Kelly Osbourne, guest co-hosts Tish & Brandi Cyrus, Lorena Garcia cooks ( R )
• “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” (NBC/CTV): Mark Wahlberg, Judd Apatow, Daniel Fernandez ( R )
• “Wendy Williams” (FOX): Jussie Smollett, Hilaria Baldwin ( R )
• “Harry” (NBC/CTV): Gloria Estefan, Randall Park ( R )
• “The Real” (FOX): Kristen Bell, guest co-host Mel B. ( R )
• “Shark Tank” (ABC): A fitness apparel line that caters to women; no-spill, portable, stem-less wine glasses.
• “America’s Got Talent” (NBC): “Live Show 1” Twelve of the remaining 36 acts perform.

• “The $100,000 Pyramid” (ABC): Celebrity battles include Cam Newton vs. Brandon Marshall and Eric Decker vs. Apolo Ohno.

• “Celebrity Family Feud” (ABC): Funny Gals vs. Funny Guys and Louie Anderson vs. Christina Milian. Paul Scheer, John Gemberling, Adam Pally, Eugene Cordero and Horatio Sanz.

• Bonnie Tyler – will sing her iconic song ‘Total Eclipse of the Heart’ at sea, aboard a Royal Caribbean cruise ship immediately preceding Monday’s total solar eclipse.  She will be joined by DNCE for the song.  The cruise ship will journey to the “optimal spot” for eclipse viewing.
• Demi Lovato – ”doesn’t pay attention” to body shamers.  Lovato says she knows that she is healthy and doesn’t want to give critics ”power” over her. According to her, the best plan is to focus on what she sees in the mirror, and “that’s a beautiful person”.
• Fergie – has uploaded a nude photo of herself to social media twice with the captions “tick” and “tock.” The time reference is likely an indication that new music is on the way.
• Chris Brown – has spoken about the 2009 assault on his then-girlfriend Rihanna. In a new documentary, he claims that Rihanna had been kicking and hitting him during the argument, and that he then lost his temper and “really hit her”, and bit her arm. Now eight years later, Brown says he felt like a “monster” and that the altercation would “haunt him forever”.
• Britney Spears – is reportedly redrafting her will. Her original will was made before she gave birth to her two sons Sean, 11, and Jayden, 10. Word has it that she is determined to ensure her kids do not have access to the entire fortune until they turn 35.  (One problem I don’t have…)
• Foreigner –  Mick Jones thrilled longtime Foreigner fans when he made room for reunions with members of the band’s original lineup during their 40th anniversary tour — and now he says there may be more on the horizon. He told Billboard that the thought has “definitely crossed my mind.”
• Ted Nugent – he and David Crosby are in the midst of a social-media spat over Nugent’s claim that “political correctness” is keeping him out of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Crosby has dismissed Nugent’s music as not good enough, while Nugent called Crosby a “bloated chemical repository” in response.  (Should it ever happen, guess who WON’T be asked to induct Uncle Ted?)
• Midland – will be releasing their debut album, ‘On the Rocks’, on Sept. 22. The 13 tunes range from songs about cowboy life to songs about love, and are called reminiscent of country music from the 1970s and ’80s — the sound and style for which the group is becoming known.
• Thomas Rhett – has joined the panel of judges for the 2018 Miss America competition.  He will serve alongside fellow singer Jordin Sparks, model Molly Sims and PEOPLE Editor-in-Chief, Jess Cagle.  The show airs live on September 10.

• “The Hitman’s Bodyguard” (R-Rated, Action/Adventure): The world’s top bodyguard gets a new client, a hit man who must testify at the International Court of Justice. They must put their differences aside and work together to make it to the trial on time. (Ryan Reynolds, Samuel L. Jackson, Gary Oldman, Elodie Yung)
• “Logan Lucky” (PG-13, Comedy): Two brothers attempt to pull off a heist during a NASCAR race in North Carolina. (Channing Tatum, Adam Driver, Daniel Craig, Farrah Mackenzie)
• “Marjorie Prime” (Not Rated, Drama): A service that provides holographic recreations of deceased loved ones allows a man to come face-to-face with the younger version of his late father-in-law. (Jon Hamm, Geena Davis, Tim Robbins, Lois Smith)
• “Shot Caller” (R-Rated, Action/Adventure): A newly released prison gangster is forced by the leaders of his gang to orchestrate a major crime with a brutal rival gang on the streets of Southern California. (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Lake Bell, Jon Bernthal)
• “Patti Cake$” (R-Rated, Drama): The story of an aspiring rapper in an unlikely quest for glory in her downtrodden hometown in New Jersey. ( Danielle Macdonald, Bridget Everett, Siddharth Dhananjay, Mamoudou Athie)
• “Lemon” (Not Rated, Comedy/Drama): A man watches his life unravel after he is left by his girlfriend of 10 years. (Inger Tudor, Brett Gelman, Judy Greer, Michael Cera)

Well, if we are going to talk about this, it might as well be on a Friday: We’ve all been there.  Relatively new relationship, things are going well, you are thinking about the future, and then you accidentally let one rip in front of your significant other.  It’s a landmark in any relationship.  Make-or-break for some.  But now, there’s some good news amidst the stinky clouds: farting is actually good for your relationship.  According to a survey, being comfortable enough to let loose a stinker is a critical step in making the transition from just liking someone, to being in love with that person.  ‘Scary Mommy’ surveyed people to find out when we “break the fart barrier” and found that most people wait between two and six months into a relationship, which also happens to be prime ‘I love you’ time.”  Results showed that a little more than half of survey respondents (51 per cent) had passed wind in front of their significant other in six months or less of dating, while 22.4 per cent let one loose after a few weeks.  And get this: seven per cent claimed to have NEVER farted around their partner.  One expert (if there is such a thing) says that if you feel comfortable enough to cut the cheese in front of your significant other, it means you’re in a really good place in your relationship.  Another says farting in a relationship is a “sign of your close and intimate connection.”
(But not TOO close, OK?)
(A sign of your connection?  What?  It stinks? Is that what you are trying to say?)
(Girls do that?)
(My wife has never farted in front of me….awake!)

The Economist Intelligence Unit’s annual ‘liveability index’ has been released, revealing the best cities in the world to live in.  Here are the top 10 alongside their ‘liveability’ score out of 100:
1.  Melbourne, Australia (97.5)
2.  Vienna, Austria (97.4)
3.  Vancouver, Canada (97.3)
4.  Toronto, Canada (97.2)
T-5.  Calgary, Canada (96.5)
T-5.  Adelaide, Australia (96.5)
7.  Perth, Australia (95.9)
8.  Auckland, New Zealand (95.7)
9.  Helsinki, Finland (95.6)
10.  Hamburg, Germany (95)


1936 [81] Robert Redford, Santa Monica CA, movie director (“A River Runs Through It”)/movie actor (“Pete’s Dragon”)/“Sundance Film Festival” founder (1978)

1957 [60] Denis Leary, Worcester MA, TV actor (‘Johnny Rock’ on “Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll” 2015-16, “Rescue Me” 2004-11)/movie actor (“Ice Age” films, “The Ref”)

1969 [48] Christian Slater, NYC, TV actor (“Mr Robot” since 2015, “Breaking In” 2011-12)/movie actor (“Broken Arrow”, “3,000 Miles to Graceland”) COMING UP…The Wife, 2017

1969 [48] Edward Norton, Columbia MD, movie actor (“Fight Club”, “American History X”) COMING UP…Isle of Dogs (voice), 2018

1978 [39] Andy Samberg, Berkeley CA, TV actor (‘Jake Peralta’ on “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” since 2013)/comedian (“Saturday Night Live” 2005-12)/movie actor (“Hotel Transylvania” films, “Hot Rod”)

1979 [38] Brad Tursi, Harrisonburg VA, country guitarist (Old Dominion-“Snapback”, “Break Up With Him”)

1992 [25] Frances Bean Cobain, LA CA, late Nirvana icon Kurt Cobain’s daughter and heir (estimated worth: $200 million)

42nd US President Bill Clinton (William Jefferson Blythe III) is 71; TV actor Jim Carter is 69; TV actor John Stamos (“Full House”) is 54; TV actress Kyra Sedgwick (“Brooklyn Nine-Nine”) is 52; TV actor Matthew Perry (“Friends”)is 48; Country singer Clay Walker (“She Won’t Be Lonely Long”) is 48; TV actress Tammin Sursok (“Pretty Little Liars”) is 34.

Rock singer Robert Plant (Led Zeppelin) is 69; Weather reporter Al Roker (“Today”) is 63; Movie actress Joan Allen (“Room”) is 61; TV actor Billy Gardell (“Mike & Molly”) is 48; Movie actress Amy Adams (“Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice”) is 43; Movie actor Andrew Garfield (“Amazing Spider-Man”) is 34; Pop singer/actress Demi Lovato (“Skyscraper”) is 25.

• “Bad Poetry Day”, a day to compose a really rotten rhyme as revenge against all that ‘good poetry’ you were forced to study in school.  But remember: “All poets write bad poetry. Bad poets publish them, good poets burn them.”

• “Soft Ice Cream Day”, celebrating the swirled delight also known as ‘soft serve’, which ice cream vendors use a special machine to produce. They also use a special technique to double the amount of air in soft ice cream, which creates its light, smooth texture. And increases profit.

• “Fajita Day”, originally made from throwaway cuts of beef by Mexican vaqueros in Southwest Texas, the fajita was developed as a regional staple in the early 1930s.  These cowboys cooked the steak over an open fire or grill and served it with flour or corn tortillas.

• “Men’s Grooming Day”. (What? Once a year? Were you born in a barn?) Participating salons and barbershops today are hosting grooming events for men.

• “Honey Bee Day”, an awareness day started by beekeepers to build community awareness of the bee industry through education and promotion. Where have all the bees gone?

• “Aviation Day”, an annual observance honoring the 1871 birth date of Orville Wright, who piloted the first self-powered flight in history on December 17, 1903.

• “Homeless Animals Day”, to call attention to that fact that upwards of 20 million pets are put down in North American shelters each year due to overpopulation. Numerous pet vigils will be staged by the International Society for Animal Rights, whose motto is “Spay/Neuter! It Stops the Killing!”

• “Sandcastle Day”, an annual celebration of the enjoyment provided by granular construction.

• “Bacon Lovers Day”, saluting one of the oldest of all processed meats. The Chinese began salting pork bellies as early as 1500 BC. “It is a truth universally acknowledged that bacon can improve any situation.”― Jen Rasmussen

• “Lemonade Day”, set aside to honor the old-fashioned Summer refreshment favorite. Some sources indicate that lemonade was invented in Paris, France on this day in 1630.

• “World Mosquito Day”, observed annually to commemorate the 1897 date when Brit doctor Sir Ronald Ross discovered the link between malaria transmission and mosquitoes. At the time it created a lot of buzz.

• “National Radio Day”, for no apparent reason other than someone penciled it in on a calendar years ago. To celebrate, all on-air personalities get a hefty raise, free lunch and a case of beer. (In your dreams.)

2014 [03] Longtime TV announcer Don Pardo (“The Price Is Right”, “Jeopardy!”, “Saturday Night Live”) dies at age 96 in Tucson AZ (his career at NBC-TV spanned 70 years)

1969 [48] Woodstock Music & Art Fair closes with Jimi Hendrix & the Band of Gypsys as the final act.

2014 [03] Ed Sheeran’s album “X” notches it’s 8th week at #1 in the UK, tying James Blunt’s “Back to Bedlam” (2005) for longest chart-topper by a male solo artist

1922 [95] 1st ‘Caesar Salad’ is concocted in Tijuana, Mexico (named for Caesar’s Restaurant)

2011 [07] Gold hits a record price of $1,826 per ounce (currently valued circa $1,280)


✓ High heels were originally made for – and long worn by – men.
✓ The Yo-Yo was invented as a weapon.
✓ Mr. Snuffleupagus’ first name was Alyoisus.
✓ There is a city in Turkey called ‘Batman’.
✓ Coffee beans aren’t beans; they are fruit pits.
✓ One of the side effects listed in the package leaflet of Aspirin is headache.

• Asked to switch seats on the plane because I was sitting next to a crying baby. Apparently, that’s not allowed if the baby is yours.
• “You’re not the boss of me,” I whisper under my breath, as I make four different lunches for my kids.
• I didn’t see Fast & Furious over the weekend, but I drove a toddler home on the brink of sleep an hour past naptime, so I got the gist of it.
• My 4year old just shut the bathroom door on me while I was inside and told me I was in jail. So I locked the door. I love this game.
• Overheard my husband telling my daughter, “You have to find just the right man.” Walked in the room & realized they were building Lego cars.
• Watching “Frozen” again with my daughter because we paid $19.99 to download it so she’s going to watch it every day until college.
• Apparently a 2 year old getting her hair washed and an exorcism sound oddly similar.
• Just taught my kids about taxes by eating 38% of their ice cream.
• *looks up from phone*  “Kids!! we’re leaving the playground in 22 percent.”
• Kids are just so… so… Awake in the mornings
• My parents had it so easy. When they gave me my first Polaroid, they never had to say “Oh and please don’t take pictures of your junk.”

☎ What’s the longest you have ever gone without showering?  Why?

A lie is a poor substitute for the truth, but it’s the only one discovered so far.

Question: The next time you’re in a bar, do THIS just once and you’ll burn 20 calories. What is it?
Answer: Sing a karaoke song.

Don’t be afraid of being different.  Be afraid of being the same as everyone else.

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