Friday, August 25, 2017        Edition: #6042

You Really Know Your Sheet!

★ Gwyneth Paltrow has confirmed that the characters Pepper Potts and Tony Stark are engaged.  Her Instagram post from the set of ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ was captioned: ‘We’re back! #pepperony #infinitywars’.  But it was the engagement ring emoji that held the big news for the Marvel Cinematic Universe.  Those who know say the ring is almost a guarantee that she will be killed off in the upcoming film.
★Simon Cowell learned the hard way not to mess with Scary Spice.  Mel B threw a cup of water on Simon during ‘America’s Got Talent’, then she stormed offstage.  Why?  Cowell cracked a crude joke at her expense. After a disappointing magic act, Simon likened the routine to Mel’s wedding night – saying it had ‘not much promise or delivery’.  Mel – who is going through a divorce with estranged husband Stephen Belafonte – was outraged and split the back of her dress in the commotion.
★ Jerry Seinfeld is coming full circle.  He is returning to the beginning of his career to revamp one of his old routines for an upcoming Netflix special. The ‘Jerry Before Seinfeld’ show will feature the comedian telling jokes he wrote in 1975 at New York City’s Comic Strip and unseen footage from home videos when he was a kid.  The special, which will premiere on September 19, is part of that new deal Seinfeld signed earlier this year.  It includes another comedy special and a new series of his quirky show ‘Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee’.
★ Batman fans are fuming.  It has come out that there is a ‘Joker origin’ movie in the works BUT JARED LETO WILL NOT BE PLAYING THE TITLE ROLE!  A new, as-yet unnamed actor will be used to play the Joker in the film.  And that could be good news, considering the less-than-warm reaction to Leto’s portrayal of the role in last year’s ‘Suicide Squad’.  Nonetheless, fans on Twitter were quick to lash out at the prospect of the new film, with one saying: “A Joker origin movie goes against everything that makes the character interesting”.
(He IS supposed to be mysterious…)
★ Kristen Stewart and her girlfriend Stella Maxwell are the latest stars to express their outrage over the latest hacking incident. After a number of nude celebrity photos were leaked online, the most recent incident in a string of similar events over the last few years, Stewart and Maxwell are claiming through their lawyer “a flagrant violation of copyright laws”, insisting that their iCloud images were intended for private use only.
★ Maybe is isn’t over after all for Emma Stone and Andrew Garfield.   An insider says that Stone ”never stopped caring” for Garfield.  This comes after the two ‘Amazing Spider-Man’ stars were spotted getting close at a recent event and even reportedly left together.  Stone ended her romance with Garfield in 2015 after four years of dating, but the pair have reportedly always had a soft spot for one another.  Apparently they have spent an increasing amount of time with one another and Emma is believed to have made ”several” trips to see Garfield’s performance in the London production ‘Angels In America’.

• “Jimmy Kimmel Live” (ABC/Global): Channing Tatum, Elisabeth Moss, the Killers ( R )
• “The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon” (NBC/CTV): Kevin Bacon, Jenna Dewan Tatum, Nate Bargatze ( R )
• “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” (CBS/Global): Dave Chappelle, James Van Der Beek, Joe Walsh ( R )
• “Late Night with Seth Meyers” (NBC/CTV): Tyra Banks, Kyle Mooney, OneRepublic, Brad Wilk ( R )
• “The Late Late Show with James Corden” (CBS/CTV): Jim Carrey, Al Madrigal, Andrew Santino, Erik Griffin ( R )
• “Last Call with Carson Daly” (NBC/CTV): Jonah Ray, Bonobo, J.D. Dillard ( R )
• “The View” (ABC/CTV): Jeffrey Tambor, guest co-host Mark Cuban ( R )
• “The Talk” (CBS): Nischelle Turner, guest co-host Howie Mandel ( R )
• “Live with Kelly and Ryan” (ABC/CTV): Charlize Theron, Fred Savage, Andrew Zimmern
• “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” (NBC/CTV): Oprah Winfrey, Laura Dern ( R )
• “Wendy Williams” (FOX): Ashley Graham, Richard Blais ( R )
• “Harry” (NBC/CTV): Ashley Graham, Reid Scott, Chef Ivan Orkin ( R )
• “The Real” (FOX): Steven “Cojo” Cojocaru, La’Porsha Renae, guest co-host Angela Yee ( R )
• “Shark Tank” (ABC): A solution to underarm sweat marks and stains; a belt buckle that doubles as a wallet.
• “America’s Got Talent” (NBC): “Live Show 2” Twelve acts perform live.

• “Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Conor McGregor – Prelims” (FOX): Yordenis Ugas vs. Thomas Dulorme; Juan Heraldez vs. Jose Miguel Borrego. From Las Vegas.
• “MAYWEATHER VS. MCGREGOR” (Showtime PPV): Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Conor McGregor, also known as “The Money Fight” between undefeated eleven-time five-division professional boxing world champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. and current UFC Lightweight Champion Conor McGregor.  It takes place at the T-Mobile Arena in Paradise, Nevada.

•  “2017 MTV Video Music Awards” (MTV): From The Forum in Inglewood, Calif.; performers include Miley Cyrus, Ed Sheeran, The Weeknd and Lorde.  Hosted by Katy Perry.
• “Celebrity Family Feud” (ABC): Celebrity battles include Jennie Garth vs. Kyle Massey and Lee Brice vs. Jerrod Niemann.
• “Big Brother” (CBS): The new head of household moves rooms.

• Taylor Swift – released her new single yesterday.  She made the massive announcement on Instagram Wednesday after teasing fans all week with bizarre snake videos.  The album ‘Reputation’ comes out in November.
• Ariana Grande – cancelled her Wednesday night show in Vietnam. The announcement was made just hours before she was scheduled to hit the stage at Quan Khu 7 Stadium. The only reason given was ‘health problems’.
• The Tragically Hip – the Hip documentary ‘Long Time Running’ will have its World Premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival. The film will be released theatrically in cinemas across Canada beginning Sept. 14th. (
• AC/DC – former drummer Phil Rudd’s new single ‘Sun Goes Down’ will be released on September 29. His solo band has a Fall tour of Europe booked.
• Linkin Park – have revealed that they are making plans for an upcoming tribute event to their late singer, Chester Bennington.  In a message posted across their social media sites, they wrote; “We are working on a special public event in Los Angeles to honor Chester’s memory, and look forward to sharing details with you soon”.
• Prince  – his sound engineer has reportedly landed the rights to release his vault of unreleased music. George Boxill is said to have outbid Jay-Z’s $40 million offer and Universal’s $31 million with an eight-figure sum.
• Billy Corgan – the Smashing Pumpkins frontman has announced he will return this fall with a new solo album, ‘Ogilala’ slated for an October 14 release, coinciding with a North American Tour.
• Mariah Carey – some fans are begging her to embrace her curves and stop editing her Instagrams. Carey had posted a number of pictures to her Instagram account, presumably expecting tons of praise from her adoring fans. However, several of her six million followers pointed out that they were obviously photoshopped.
• Joe Nichols – didn’t expect to “go viral” with his recently released ‘Baby Got Back’ video.  He wasn’t even sure that the cover of Sir Mix-a-Lot’s iconic early ’90s rap would make his album. Now a month after its release, the clip has pulled in more than 5 million views.
• Lady Antebellum – have revealed what they binge-watch on the tour bus.  Singer Hillary Scott and her husband/drummer Chris Tyrrell are big on Will Forte’s comedy ‘The Last Man on Earth’.  While guitarist Dave Haywood also enjoys that show, he says he is a big fan of ‘Stranger Things’.

• “Terminator 2: Judgment Day 3D” (R-Rated, Action/Adventure): [Re-Release of the 1991 film] A cyborg, identical to the one who failed to kill Sarah Connor, must now protect her ten year old son, John Connor, from a more advanced cyborg. (Arnold Schwarzenegger, Linda Hamilton, Edward Furlong, Robert Patrick)
• “Ingrid Goes West” (R-Rated, Comedy):  An unhinged social media stalker moves to LA and insinuates herself into the life of an Instagram star. (Aubrey Plaza, Elizabeth Olsen, O’Shea Jackson Jr.)
• “Leap!” (PG, Animation/Kids):  An orphan girl dreams of becoming a ballerina and flees her rural Brittany for Paris, where she passes for someone else and accedes to the position of pupil at the Grand Opera house. (Elle Fanning, Dane DeHaan, Carly Rae Jepsen, Maddie Ziegler)
• “Beach Rats” (R-Rated, Drama):  An aimless teenager on the outer edges of Brooklyn struggles to escape his bleak home life and navigate questions of self-identity, as he balances his time between his delinquent friends, a potential new girlfriend, and older men he meets online. (Harris Dickinson, Madeline Weinstein, Kate Hodge, Neal Huff)
• “Good Time” (R-Rated, Drama):  A bank robber finds himself unable to evade those who are looking for him. (Robert Pattinson, Benny Safdie, Taliah Webster)
• “All Saints” (PG, Drama):  Based on the inspiring true story of salesman-turned-pastor Michael Spurlock, the tiny church he was ordered to shut down, and a group of refugees from Southeast Asia. Together, they risked everything to plant seeds for a future that might just save them all. (Cara Buono, John Corbett, Barry Corbin, David Keith)

Did you run with the ‘in-crowd’ in high school?  If you had lots of friends at that age, chances are that you are not as happy in life as an adult.  A study from the University of Virginia says that those who had fewer friends in high school found more happiness in the long run.  Researchers found that students who had close friendships at age 15 experienced lower social anxiety, increased self-worth and fewer symptoms of depression by age 25, compared to those who had more friends in high school, but fewer close relationships.
(I only had a few very close friends in high school.  Wait.  Imaginary friends count, right?)
(Ah, high school.  The best seven years of my life!)
(I experienced both sides of the coin…because when I was in 11th grade, my dad bought a liquor store!)

With the big Floyd ‘Money’ Mayweather Jr./Conor McGregor fight set to go on Saturday night, it might be no problem for you to lay down a couple bucks and hope for a decent payoff.  But the fight is proving to be a major risk for Vegas bookmakers.  Word has it that there is a lot of nervousness amongst the oddsmakers and the people who stand to gain…or lose a LOT over the results of the fight.  While most continue to believe that Mayweather is going to be the last man standing, the way that betting is going, it could end up being one of the biggest losses in Vegas history for the sportsbooks.  One casino says they could lose as much as $3 million if McGregor pulls the upside…and others are at risk for something similar if they have to pay out to a lot of gamblers who took the long shot.
Latest odds available:  Mayweather win: 1/4  McGregor win: 3/1 Draw: 33/1
(Well, with that much cash on the line, it’s a good thing that no one in boxing has ever been accused of corruption!)
(My money is on me being too cheap to put up $100 to watch it on TV!)


1930 [87] Sean Connery, Edinburgh Scotland, movie actor (“James Bond” 1962-1983)

1949 [68] Gene Simmons (Chaim Witz), Haifa, Israel, classic rocker (KISS-“Rock and Roll All Nite”)/Rock & Roll Hall of Fame (2014)/reality TV personality (“Gene Simmons: Family Jewels” 2006-12)

1954 [63] Elvis Costello, London England, rock singer (“Allison”, “Pump It Up”, “Watching the Detectives”)

1958 [59] Tim Burton, Burbank CA, movie director-producer (“Alice in Wonderland”, “Charlie & The Chocolate Factory”) COMING UP…Beetlejuice 2

1961 [56] Billy Ray Cyrus, Flatwoods KY, country singer (“Achy Breaky Heart”) TV actor (“Doc” 2001-04, “Hannah Montana” 2006-2011)

1967 [50] Jeff Tweedy, Belleville IL, alt-rock singer (Wilco-”You Never Know”, “I Might”)

1968 [49] Rachael Ray, Glens Falls NY, TV personality (“Rachael Ray”, “Rachael Ray’s Tasty Travels”)

1981 [36] Rachel Bilson, LA CA, TV actress (“Hart of Dixie” 2011-15, “The OC” 2003-07)

1987 [30] Blake Lively, Tarzana CA, TV actress (“Gossip Girl” 2007-12)/movie actress (“The Town”)/model (“Vogue”)/wed to actor Ryan Reynolds since 2012. COMING UP…The Rhythm Section

1966 [51] Dan Vickrey, Walnut Creek CA, alt-rock guitarist-vocalist (Counting Crows-“Accidentally in Love”, “Mr. Jones”)

1969 [48] Adrian Young, Long Beach CA, rock drummer (No Doubt-“It’s My Life”, “Don’t Speak”)

1970 [47] Melissa McCarthy, Plainfield IL, movie actress (“Ghostbusters”, “Bridesmaids”)/TV actress (“Mike & Molly” 2010-16)

1975 [42] Tyler Connolly, Delta BC, rock singer-guitarist (Theory Of a Deadman-“Lowlife”, “Not Meant to Be”)

1980 [37] Chris Pine, LA CA, movie actor (“Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice”, “Star Trek” films) UP NEXT: “A Wrinkle in Time” (2018)

1985 [32] Brian Kelley, Ormond Beach FL, country singer (Florida Georgia Line-“Dirt”, “Cruise”)

Rock guitarist Alex Lifeson (Rush) is 64; TV actress Chandra Wilson (“Grey’s Anatomy”) is 48; Ska bassist Tony Kanal (No Doubt) is 47; TV/movie actor Aaron Paul (“Breaking Bad”) is 38; TV actor Patrick J Adams (“Suits”) is 36; R&B singer Mario is 31.

• “Banana Split Day”, saluting the ooey-gooey sundae concoction that’s served in a ‘boat’.

• “Kiss-and-Make-Up Day”, a day to make amends in relationships that have deteriorated. (Let’s see, there’s that ornery cab driver, that rip-off auto mechanic, the boss …)
(And is it a coincidence that ‘Kiss and Make-Up Day” falls on Gene Simmons’ birthday?)

• “Secondhand Wardrobe Day”, celebrating the joys of shopping consignment shops, thrift stores, and anywhere else a clothing bargain can be had.

• “Whiskey Sour Day”, an annual salute to the mixed drink containing whiskey, lemon juice, and sugar. Whiskey sours are shaken, then served either straight up or over ice, traditionally garnished with half an orange slice and a maraschino cherry. Yes, please!

• “Dog Appreciation Day”, to encourage support, rescue, and help for dogs in need.

• “Make Your Own Luck Day”, a day to take affirmative action to gain control of your life. Taking responsibility for your own actions … what a concept!

• “National Cherry Popsicle Day”, the kind moms love ‘cause the stains DON’T come out!

• “Toilet Paper Day”, and the age old question remains…do you roll over or under?

• “Just Because Day”, a chance to do something spontaneously without rhyme nor reason. Most often in life, we do things because we have to, we want to, or they’re expected of us.

• “Burger Day”, do you fancy yourself a burger connoisseur? Then Burger Day is your excuse to indulge and to try new flavors and experiences! (Just because…)

• “Banana Day”,  an annual celebration of the fruit with appeal. Some ‘nana facts here …

2014 [03] Seth Meyers hosts the 66th Emmy Awards; winners include “Modern Family” for Best Comedy and “Breaking Bad” for Best Drama

2001 [16] Actress/model/singer Aaliyah (“One In a Million”) dies in a plane crash at Marsh Harbour, The Bahamas at age 22

2007 [10] While singing his 1968 hit “Fire” onstage in Lewes UK, Arthur Brown is accidentally set aflame while wearing his customary tinfoil hat with a small fire burning in the center

2006 [11] Longtime Aerosmith bassist/songwriter Tom Hamilton (“Sweet Emotion”) misses his 1st gig in 24 years after being diagnosed with throat cancer (after a 2nd bout in 2011 he recovers following further treatment)

1985 [32] NY Mets pitcher Dwight Gooden becomes the youngest 20-game winner in Major League Baseball history by defeating San Diego Padres at the age of 20 years, 9 months, 9 days


✓ Tablecloths were originally meant to be used as towels with which dinner guests could wipe their hands and faces after eating.
✓ When glass breaks, the cracks move faster than 3,000 miles per hour.
✓ A lightning bolt generates temperatures five times hotter than the surface of the sun.
✓ A violin contains about 70 separate pieces of wood.
✓ The electric chair was invented by a dentist.
✓ The names of Popeye’s four nephews are Pipeye, Peepeye, Pupeye, and Poopeye!

✪ Drinking white wine instead of blood.
✪ The Lego firewalk.
✪ Everyone has to play hacky-sack while they’re in the Circle
✪ Miracle Whip instead of mayo.
✪ Lighting the meeting area with tiki torches.
✪ Dismissing any unflattering news reports as “FAKE NEWS” and then blaming everything on Hillary Clinton.
✪ Lighting a candle every time you eat beans.
✪ Having to drink sugar-free Kool Aid at the end.
-Adapted from Twitter

☎ What would you be doing today if you were still 16?

Every time I walk into a singles bar, I can hear my Mom’s wise words: “Don’t pick that up!! You don’t know where it’s been!!”

Question: The average person does THIS 2 million times in a lifetime.
Answer: Swears.

Sometimes you need to talk to a three year-old so you can understand life again.

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