Monday, August 20, 2018 Edition: #6275
Sheeters Always Prosper!
BS SUBSCRIBER NOTE:
We’re back! And as promised, all Bull Sheet subscribers have received account credits for missed service days during last week’s Summer holiday.
BS SHOW BIZ BUZZ:
★ One of Whitney Houston‘s iconic costumes from her 1992 movie “Bodyguard” is on the market. The singer’s “Queen of The Night” costume from the film is on auction at screenused.com. That is the costume Houston wore during the live concert scene when she gets attacked in the film, as well as on the movie poster where Kevin Costner is seen carrying her. The costume, which includes some modifications made by Whitney Houston herself, can be bid on through August 25, but you’d better be ready to throw down some serious cash …the starting bid is $10,000.
★ Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas celebrated their engagement on Saturday morning in front of their friends and family during a traditional roka ceremony. The couple is in Mumbai with their parents where they have been documenting the ceremony. Nick went to India earlier this summer to spend time with Priyanka in her native country. The duo’s relationship has been a whirlwind … they began dating in May and got engaged in July.
★ Scarlett Johansson is the top dog. According to Forbes, Johannson is currently the world’s highest-earning actress, with a whopping $40.5 million in earnings this year. Johansson’s new role in Marvel’s universe as Black Widow is largely responsible for her fat paychecks. And next year, the world gets to see the second part of “Avengers: Infinity War”, meaning that she’ll probably find herself in the top ten then as well. Angelina Jolie is in second place with $28 million, largely because of her upcoming movie “Maleficient II”, which started shooting in May.
★ Someday, Prince Charles will become King of England. But while you might assume he’ll go down in history as King Charles (or more specifically, King Charles III), that isn’t necessarily the case. Apparently, it’s common for potential monarchs to switch things up before hopping on the throne, and Charles could start going by a completely different name. Former Buckingham Palace press spokesperson Dickie Arbiter says that Charles could go by one of his middle names once he ascends the throne, which means we could have a King Philip, Arthur, or George.
★ Jim Carrey has been talking about his decision to leave Hollywood for the past few years and his decision to return in the upcoming comedy “Kidding”. Quote: “I just didn’t want to be in the business anymore. “I didn’t like what was happening, the corporations taking over and all that.” Carrey says he’s returning to Hollywood a changed man, saying that he is “not back in the same way. I don’t feel I’m little Jim trying to hang on to a place in the stratosphere anymore.”
TODAY’S SHOW BIZ SKED:
• “Jimmy Kimmel Live” (ABC/Global): Kanye West, Awkwafina ( R )
• “The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon” (NBC/CTV): Ray Romano, Lauren Miller Rogen, Leon Bridges ( R )
• “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” (CBS/Global): Jake Tapper, Michael Pena, Dua Lipa ( R )
• ” The Late Late Show with James Corden” (CBS/CTV): Orlando Bloom, Cate Blanchett, Niall Horan, Andrew Lloyd Webber ( R )
• “Conan” (TBS/Comedy): Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson, Jimmy O. Yang, Emmy Blotnick
• “Watch What Happens Live” (Bravo): Betty Gilpin, Kelly Dodd ( R )
• “The View” (ABC/CTV): James Clapper, Bishop Michael Curry ( R )
• “Live with Kelly and Ryan” (ABC/CTV): J.K. Simmons, Danielle Brooks, Kevin Pereira
• “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” (NBC/CTV): Chris Hemsworth, Kelly Clarkson ( R )
• “2018 MTV Video Music Awards” (MTV): Performances by Nicki Minaj, Ariana Grande, Shawn Mendes, Travis Scott, Post Malone, Logic featuring Ryan Tedder, and this year’s Video Vanguard recipient, Jennifer Lopez.
• “Carpool Karaoke: When Corden Met McCartney Live from Liverpool” (CBS): Previously unseen footage from the “Paul McCartney Carpool Karaoke” segment from “The Late Late Show With James Corden”.
• “Little Life on the Prairie” (TLC): Series premiere. Lauren, Nate and their daughter, Juniper, are a loving family of little people with big dreams of ditching city life to start a farm in the country.
BS MUSIC NOTES:
• Nicki Minaj – says there was almost a collaboration with Drake on her “Queen” album, but they couldn’t get it done on time. She says: “Drake and I were working on something…about two days before I had to turn it in, he and I had been going back and forth. And then even up until, I would say, within 12 hours of having to turn in my album, we were going back and forth.”
• Camilla Cabello – is inviting 15 fans to party with her after the MTV Video Music Awards. Winners will be selected from fans using the Twitter hashtag #milasafterparty. She is up for 5 awards: artist of the year, song, video, best choreography and best pop for ‘Havana’.
• Michael Bublé – says he lives with ”no fear” after going through his son’s cancer battle. Bublé says that he thought he would never go back to music. “I was done. It just seemed completely unimportant compared to what was going on with Noah.” He says Noah has been ”perfect” since his cancer went into remission.
• Prince – 23 of his “highly-collectible” albums have been made available to stream and download for the first time. Prince’s estate has an agreement with Sony covering 35 of the his previously-released efforts which hadn’t been widely accessible through streaming platforms, and on Friday, they launched the first round of digital releases, covering Prince’s albums from 1995 to 2010.
• Jefferson Airplane – Co-founder Marty Balin is accusing a New York City hospital of destroying his musical career with a botched tracheotomy. A lawsuit against Mount Sinai Beth Israel hospital says the singer/guitarist lost part of his tongue and has a paralyzed vocal cord because of the procedure done after he was hospitalized for emergency heart surgery in 2016.
• Mick Jagger – His daughter Georgia May Jagger’s ex-boyfriend, German rapper Norman Theuerkorn, claims he is writing a kiss-and-tell book about their relationship. Mick had apparently been worried about Georgia’s romance with the former con. An insider says: “He is always very protective of his children, particularly his daughters.”
• Korn – Frontman Jonathan Davis’ estranged wife Deven Davis has died. The 39-year-old former model’s cause of death has not been revealed, however, she reportedly suffered with sobriety and substance abuse throughout her life. In 2016, Jonathan filed for divorce from Deven and on Friday he filed for a domestic violence restraining order.
• Scotty McCreery – will hit the road this fall and winter for his headlining ‘Seasons Change Tour’. The 13-date trek, named after his 2018 album, will kick off Nov. 29 in Dallas and make additional stops in Chicago, Atlanta, Boston and more. Jimmie Allen and Heather Morgan will serve as opening acts.
• Miranda Lambert – Her reported boyfriend, Turnpike Troubadours frontman Evan Felker, has finalized his divorce from his wife, Staci Felker. This comes a month after Lambert and Felker, both 34, were photographed together for the first time after months of rumors and speculation about their relationship.
An Ontario cottage-country city has approved the idea of a playground…for seniors. City of Kawartha Lakes council has given the go-ahead to seek funding for a “seniors play park” which would consist of up to seven ‘action stations’ designed to promote agility, mobility and stability, and would be accessible 24/7. The 1,500 square-foot facility would feature fall-resistant ground cover and good lighting. Currently, there are no Canadian Safety Association standards governing seniors play equipment, but broken bones are the most common injury, which rubber surfaces would help prevent. A proponent of the park says that one advantage of a senior’s play park over one for kids is that the older crowd “don’t engage in power exercises … and they don’t need to be told how to play.”
(At least until someone shouts “BINGO!”)
(It’ll be accessible 24/7, but it’ll never, ever be used when “Wheel of Fortune” is on!)
STOPPING FOR A LEAK:
Coffee shop chain Tim Hortons is finally admitting what their customers have been saying for years….their lids leak. And although the iconic company has toyed with the idea of new lids a few times in the past, this time, they say they are serious. Some locations are experimenting with new, more environmentally-friendly lids, which presumably also do not send scalding coffee toward your knuckles at the worst possible time, the way their current ones tend to. The new lids are also emblazoned with a maple leaf, signifying the Canadian origins of the company. The company says that the new lids have been rigorously tested by thousands of people, who climbed hundreds of stairs and drove plenty of kilometres with cups in hand to help design a cup cap that will cut down on the leaking. Tim’s current lid design is over 20 years old.
(All fine and dandy until you OPEN it!)
(I hope for their sake this thing doesn’t involve a straw!)
(Next on the agenda: A public information campaign to tell us whether the cups should go in the paper or plastic recycling!)
You know the smell. After it rains…it just smells like…well, like it has been raining. But the question remains: What is that smell? Turns out it is a combination of things. Bacteria, plants and even lightning can all play a role in the pleasant smell we experience after a thunderstorm; that of clean air and wet earth. Known as “petrichor”, the scent has long been chased by scientists and, yes, even perfume makers. The warm, earthy fragrance we experience when rain hits dry ground is produced by bacteria. Rain is also thought to bring out the natural fragrances of many plants. Lightning? Thunderstorms have their role too, creating the clean, sharp scent of ozone. And the rain actually improves air quality, removing dust, aerosols, and other particulates. That also contributes to a nicer smelling world after a rainfall.
(It might also be psychological. We THINK is smells nice because it’s the weekend!)
(OK, now you wanna explain why my dog smells so BAD after it rains?)
THINGS YOU SHOULDN’T SKIMP ON:
➠ Contraception: Your coverage probably doesn’t pay for the Pill, but you can get most types of contraception free at clinics. Even if you have to pay for it yourself, it is still much cheaper than a baby. (And if you are still a certain age, your parents will probably spring for it!)
➠ Brakes and tires: You don’t need the most expensive tires, but you certainly don’t want the cheapest. Or used ones. And have your brakes checked regularly. New brake pads cost a lot less that an accident would. (And just like we talked about in point #1, once you get started, it’s not easy to stop!)
➠ Bed: You spend a third of your life on it. A sagging mattress will lead to back problems and that will cost you more than it would have to buy a decent mattress in the first place. (Nothing worse than calling into work because of a sore back, and not being able to spend the day in bed because that’s how it got sore in the first place!)
➠ Insurance: Don’t overkill here. But make sure you are suitably covered. (Actually if you are as co-ordinated as I am, DO overkill here!)
➠ A decent toothbrush: Proper regular brushing will save you a fortune at the dentist. And don’t wait until the bristles of the toothbrush have flattened out and frayed before replacing it.
➠ Fruit and vegetables: An apple a day keeps the doctor away…Fresh fruit and vegetables every day will lower your chances of picking up viral infections, and contributes to general health and longevity. (And apple a day will keep ANYBODY away if you throw it hard enough!)
➠ Regular exercise: Even nine minutes a day of brisk walking cuts your heart attack risk by 50 percent. Your body needs exercise. Make sure you get it wherever you can. (That’s why I pump my own gas…)
BS CHRONOMETER 08.20.18
TODAY’S CELEBIRTHDAYS . . .
1948  Robert Plant, West Bromwich UK, classic rock singer (‘Tall Cool One’, Led Zeppelin-‘Stairway to Heaven’)/Rock & Roll Hall of Fame (1995)
1954  Al Roker, Queens NY, TV show host (“Today Show” since 1996, Host of NBC’s coverage of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade since 1995)
1956  Joan Allen, Rochelle IL, movie actress (‘Jason Bourne’ films, “Room”)
1969  Billy Gardell, Pittsburgh PA, TV actor (‘Mike Biggs’ on “Mike & Molly” 2010-16)
1970  Fred Durst, Jacksonville FL, singer (Limp Bizkit-‘Rollin’)
1974  Amy Adams, Vicenza, Italy, movie actress (“American Hustle”, “Arrival”) COMING UP…”Backseat” 2018
1983  Andrew Garfield, Los Angeles CA [raised Surrey UK], movie actor (“The Amazing Spider-Man” films, “The Social Network”)
1992  Demi Lovato, Albuquerque NM, pop singer (“Heart Attack”, “Sorry Not Sorry”)/TV personality (“The X Factor” 2012-13)
TODAY’S BS REASONS TO PARTY . . .
• “Lemonade Day”, to honor the old-fashioned Summer refreshment favorite. Many sources indicate that lemonade was invented in Paris, France on this day in 1630.
• “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 and a day off. (In my dreams…)
• “World Mosquito Day”, observed annually to commemorate the 1897 date when British doctor Sir Ronald Ross discovered the link between malaria transmission and mosquitoes. At the time it created a lot of buzz.
• “Bacon Lovers Day”, saluting one of the oldest of all processed meats. The Chinese began salting pork bellies as early as 1500 BC. What odd dish do you include bacon in … or on?
• “Stay at Home With Your Kids Day”, observed on the 3rd Monday of August since 1999 by “Work at Home Moms” online magazine. The purpose is to encourage and support parents who have chosen to work from home in order to spend more time with their children.
COMING UP . . .
[Tues] Poet’s Day
[Tues] Senior Citizens Day
[Wed] Eat a Peach Day
[Wed] Tooth Fairy Day
This Week Is…Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over
This Month Is…National Sandwich Month
THIS DAY IN SHOW BIZ . . .
2012  Groundbreaking comedian Phyllis Diller dies at her Los Angeles CA home at age 95
TODAY’S MUSIC EVENT . .
2016  The Tragically Hip play their final concert in their hometown of Kingston, Ontario. 6,700 attend the show at K-Rock Centre, including Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, with an additional 25,000 gathered outside. Almost 12 million Canadians watch on TV or online. The tour had been announced the day after it was revealed that lead singer Gord Downie had been diagnosed with terminal brain cancer.
TODAY’S FIRSTS . . .
1920  American Professional Football Conference (APFC), forerunner of the NFL, is created during a meeting at the Jordan & Hupmobile Auto Showroom in Canton, Ohio
2000  Tiger Woods wins the PGA Championship to become the 1st golfer since Ben Hogan in 1953 to win 3 majors in a single year
2012  Augusta National Golf Club (home of The Masters) announces it’s finally opening its doors to women (former US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and banker Darla Moore become the 1st female members)
TODAY’S RECORD . . .
2004  In an event arranged by the Washington Tow Truck Association, 83 trucks roll through Wenatchee WA, setting a Guinness Record for ‘World’s Largest Parade of Tow Trucks’
BS WACK FACTS:
✓ Eating onions and garlic helps your hair grow.
✓ Night vision goggles are green because the human eye can differentiate more shades of green than any other color
✓ Exercising with an empty stomach in the morning can burn 20% more fat.
✓ Your head loses heat at the same rate as any other body part.
✓ There are more fake flamingos in the world than real ones.
✓ If a cockroach touches a human, it runs to safety and cleans itself.
BS BORING CAMPFIRE STORIES:
• “It was a bright and non stormy day…”
• “The ghost’s name was Casper. He was friendly. The end.”
• “I went to the grocery store the other day. I got everything on my list, then I went home and put it away.”
• “This one time… at band camp… we got our instruments…. and played songs…. and that’s it.”
• “The one about that time we brought the wrong sandwiches.”
• “…and it was then I realized that I forgot to claim that deduction on my taxes…”
• “The one where Smokey the Bear told me that only I can prevent forest fires and then he separately told the same thing to like four other people. How am I supposed to believe anything he says?”
• “My dating history in excruciating detail.”
• “Any story about your kids.”
• “…and the call was coming from a call center in Des Moines, Iowa!”
BS REAL BUT REALLY WEIRD FORTUNE COOKIE FORTUNES:
• “It’s about time I got out of that cookie.”
• “You will be hungry again in 1 hour.”
• “You are not illiterate.”
• “If you eat something and nobody sees you eat it, it has no calories.”
• “You are about to become $10.95 poorer ($8.95 if you had the buffet).”
• “Ignore previous cookie.”
• “The fortune you seek is in another cookie.”
• “You are about to finish reading a fortune cookie.”
• “You laugh now, wait till you get home.”
• “Pigeon poop burns the retina for 13 hours. You will learn this the hard way.”
– Adapted from TwentyTwoWords.com, first published in BS in 2015
BS RANDOM JOKE:
The rainy days a man saves for usually seem to arrive during his vacation.
BS PHONE STARTER:
Who did you know BEFORE they became famous?
BS WATER COOLER QUESTION:
Question: The average woman will do this more than 500 times over the course of her life. What?
Answer: Wear shoes that don’t fit!
BS DEEP THOUGHT:
If you want to fly, first you have to give up the stuff that weighs you down.