Friday, August 28, 2015        Edition: #5526

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★ 65-year-old Caitlyn Jenner is reportedly in talks to appear at New York Fashion Week (September 10th-17th) for luxury label Givenchy but an insider says she’s a ‘little nervous’ about representing the transgender community. The deal would have Jenner walk the runway at the Givenchy for Riccardo Tisci show. Victoria Beckham is also said to be interested in having the “I Am Cait” reality TV star model some of her designs. A source claims Victoria thinks Caitlyn’s glamorous style and Amazonian figure would work perfectly with her fashions.
– “Life & Style Magazine”
★ This week 27-year-old reality TV star Josh Duggar (TLC’s “19 Kids & Counting”), whose name surfaced on the user lists hacked from the Ashley Madison website, has entered rehab at a long-term treatment center. Last week he admitted he’d cheated on his wife, become addicted to porn, and was “the biggest hypocrite ever”. Discovery Communications already axed the TV show last month after disclosures that Duggar had abused 4 of his sisters as a teen.
★ The sprawling property where the ‘Cohen’ family lived on the 2003-07 FOX-TV series “The OC” has gone on the market for $6.25 million. The mansion was supposed to be in Newport Beach, California but is actually sited miles away in Malibu. The Italian villa-style home boasts 6 bedrooms and 7 bathrooms; the backyard includes a spa, infinity pool, and an outdoor fireplace. It was built in 2002, just a year before “The OC” kicked off its successful 4-season run.
★ And a stage musical version of “The OC” is debuting this weekend … for one night at least. ‘Seth’, ‘Summer’, ‘Ryan’, and ‘Marissa’ will reunite through song & dance in a musical version of the teen drama that centered on a group of wealthy teens living in Orange County. The series is responsible for launching the careers of Adam Brody, Mischa Barton, and Rachel Bilson, though none of them are involved in the one-night-only event set to go down Sunday in LA.

• BMI R&B/Hip Hop Awards (Los Angeles CA) – Tonight celebrities, media, and music industry tastemakers converge to celebrate the songwriters, producers, and publishers of the most-performed songs of the past year. Nile Rodgers (Chic) receives the ‘Icon Award’.
• “Ellen DeGeneres Show” (syndicated/CTV2) – Today Adam Lambert (“Playlist: The Very Best of Adam Lambert”); Idina Menzel (“Frozen”). Rerun.
• Fusion Festival (Birmingham UK) – The annual 3-day event in Cofton Park is headlined by Ed Sheeran, Rudimental, and McBusted.
• “Jimmy Kimmel Live” (ABC/CityTV) – Tonight Kelly Clarkson (“Piece By Piece”). Rerun.
• “Last Call With Carson Daly” (NBC) – Tonight Misterwives (“Our Own House”). Rerun.
• “Late Late Show With James Corden” (CBS/M3) – Tonight Best Coast (“California Nights”). Rerun.
• Lifebeat: Music Fights HIV/AIDS (Los Angeles CA) – Tonight the 4th annual benefit concert to raise awareness and funds for the nonprofit focused on educating youth about HIV/AIDS. Demi Lovato and Nick Jonas are the headliners.
• “Live With Kelly & Michael” (syndicated/CTV) – Today Common (“Like Water For Chocolate”).
• “MTV Video Music Awards” (MTV) – Sunday Miley Cyrus hosts from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. Nominations are led by Taylor Swift with 9; Ed Sheeran has 6; while Beyoncé, Kendrick Lamar, and Mark Ronson have 5 apiece. Those 5 artists also face off for ‘Video Of the Year’. Kanye West is presented the ‘Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award’.
• “Narcos” (Netflix) – Debut of a gritty new drama series about the rise of drug cartels in the 1980s, focusing on infamous cocaine king Pablo Escobar (played by Wagner Moura). The entire 10-episode 1st season is released today. Pedro Pascal (“Game of Thrones”) co-stars as Mexican DEA agent ‘Javier Pena’.
• NiFi Festival (Sparta KY) – A 3-day music event that’s the 1st in a series at auto racetracks nationwide. This weekend’s lineup at Kentucky Speedway is a mix of rock & country acts, headlined by Green Day, Miranda Lambert, and Kings Of Leon.
• Reading & Leeds Festivals (UK) – The annual 3-day, 2-site event is headlined by Mumford & Sons, Metallica, and The Libertines. The same lineup plays both venues on alternate days.
• Riot Fest (Denver CO) – This 3-day weekend bash features an eclectic roster: Ice Cube & Special Guests, Iggy Pop, Modest Mouse, Run DMC, Snoop Dogg, System Of a Down and many others.
• “The Talk” (CBS) – Today Boy George (“This is What I Do”).
• “Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” (NBC/CTV2) – Tonight Barbra Streisand (“Partners”). Rerun.
• “The X Factor” (ITV) – The 12th season of Simon Cowell’s Brit talent show debuts Saturday night. Cowell and Cheryl Fernandez-Versini (formerly Cole) return to the judging panel, alongside new members Rita Ora and BBC Radio 1 DJ Nick Grimshaw.

• Aretha Franklin – The ‘Queen of Soul’ is already in negotiations for a possible movie about her life as well as a TV mini-series, and now she tells she’s been talking to actress/director Marsha Mason about a stage musical.
• Foo Fighters – Saturday they play legendary Wrigley Field, home of MLB’s Chicago Cubs ball club. Opening acts are hometown heroes Cheap Trick and Naked Raygun.
• Gregg Allman – In a joint venture with Live Nation, he’s launching the inaugural Laid Back Festival on Saturday at NYC’s Nikon at Jones Beach Theater. The 1-day event is named after his 1st solo album from 1973. Also appearing: Bruce Hornsby, Doobie Bros and more.
• Lil Wayne – Today he’s hosting his own festival in New Orleans LA, “The Lil Weezyana Festival” at Champions Square. The event will include a reunion of his 1990s group The Hot Boys, which included Juvenile, BG, and Turk.
• Maddie & Tae – Today the duo behind “Girl In a Country Song” release their full-length debut, “Start Here”. They’ll support the new album by performing on NBC-TV’s “Today” show next Tuesday morning.
• Sam Hunt – He’s once again partying at the top of the ‘Billboard Hot Country Songs’ chart as “House Party” remains #1 in the latest listing.
• The Weeknd – Today his 3rd album, “Beauty Behind the Madness”, is released. It has already debuted at #1 on the iTunes pre-order chart. Collaborators include Ed Sheeran and Lana Del Rey. He’ll perform the album’s mega-hit single “Can’t Feel My Face” on the “MTV Video Music Awards” Sunday.

• “No Escape” ( R-Rated Action Thriller ): In their new overseas home, an American family soon finds itself caught in the middle of a coup, and they frantically look for a safe escape in an environment where foreigners are being immediately executed. Stars Lake Bell, Pierce Brosnan, Owen Wilson, Thanawut Kasro. Filmed in Thailand.
• “We Are Your Friends” ( R-Rated Romantic Drama ): The story follows aspiring DJ ‘Cole Carter’ (Zac Efron) and his pals as they try to shape their future with a killer music track. In the process though, things get messy as a love triangle starts to form between him, his mentor (Wes Bentley), and his mentor’s girlfriend (Emily Ratajkowski).
• Opening in limited release: “Queen of Earth” (Thriller); “War Room” (Drama); “When Animals Dream” (Horror Mystery); and “Z for Zachariah” (Sci-Fi Thriller).

A new ranking based on estimated earnings over the past year …
5. (tie) Patrick Dempsey (“Grey’s Anatomy”) / Simon Baker “(The Mentalist”) … $12 million.
4. (tie) Jon Cryer (“Two-and-a-Half Men”) / Ray Romano (“Everybody Loves Raymond” reruns) … $15 million.
3. (tie) Ashton Kutcher (“Two-and-a-Half Men”) / Kunal Nayyar (“Big Bang Theory”) / Mark Harmon (“NCIS”) / Simon Helberg (“Big Bang Theory”) … $20 million.
2. Johnny Galecki  (“Big Bang Theory”) … $27 million.
1. Jim Parsons (“Big Bang Theory”) … $29 million.
– Sourced from

Very specific words for common everyday things exist that you likely haven’t heard. Here’s a handy little dictionary of real but rarely used words …
✓ The state of being full of beer … ‘gambrinous’.
✓ The little bumps on raspberries … ‘drupelets’.
✓ The space between your eyebrows … ‘glabella’.
✓ A gap between 2 front teeth … ‘diastema’.
✓ The hole in your shirt that your arm goes through … ‘armsate’.
✓ The scented trail left behind by someone wearing perfume … ‘sillage’.
✓ The holes in Swiss cheese … ‘eyes’.
✓ The act of stretching and yawning … ‘pandiculation’.
✓ The (#) pound sign (or number sign) … ‘octothorpe’.
✓ The use of swearing to alleviate stress or pain … ‘lalochezia’.

You have a 14% higher chance of dying on your birthday.


1962 [53] David Fincher, Denver CO, movie director (“Gone Girl”, “The Social Network”)

1965 [50] Shania Twain (Eilleen Edwards), Windsor ON, pop-country singer (“You’re Still The One”)

1969 [46] Jack Black, Hermosa Beach CA, movie actor (“Kung Fu Panda”)/rock singer (Tenacious D)

1981 [34] Jake Owen, Winter Haven FL, country singer (“Barefoot Blue Jean Night”)

1982 [33] LeAnn Rimes, Pearl MS, country singer (“How Do I Live”)/sold over 20 million records

1986 [29] Florence Welch, London UK, indie rock singer (Florence + The Machine-“Spectrum”)

1986 [29] Armie Hammer, LA CA, movie actor (“The Man from UNCLE”, “The Social Network”)

Movie/TV actress Carla Gugino (“San Andreas”) 44; Pop-rock guitarist Kyle Cook (Matchbox 20) is 40. Rock bassist David Desrosiers (Simple Plan) is 35; TV actress Lea Michele (“Glee”) is 29; Pop singer Liam Payne (One Direction) is 22.

Billionaire investor Warren Buffett (Berkshire Hathaway) is 85; TV/movie actor Michael Chiklis (“American Horror Story”) is 52; Movie actress Cameron Diaz (“The Other Woman”) is 43; Rock guitarist Ryan Ross (Panic! At the Disco) is 29.

• “Bow Tie Day”, saluting the look that involves ‘a ribbon of fabric tied around the collar in a symmetrical manner such that the 2 opposite ends form loops’.
• “Cherry Turnover Day”, celebrating the yummy treat made with a little puff pastry, some cherries, some butter …. and a little more butter.
• “Crackers Over the Keyboard Day”, honoring the time-honored tradition of snacking and web surfing. What’s the worst thing you’ve spilled on your computer keyboard?
• “Radio Commercials Day”, commemorating the 1st-ever radio ad, broadcast on this date in 1922. Queensboro Realty received 10 minutes of air time on NYC station WEAF for $100.
• “World Testicle Cooking Championship”, an annual 3-day weekend event in Rudnik, Serbia. The festival serves up a variety of testicles, including wildlife. Yummy.

• “According to Hoyle Day”, honoring Britain’s Edmond Hoyle on the anniversary of his death in 1769. He’s the guy who took the time to formalize rules to many popular games. Thus the expression ‘according to Hoyle’ has come to mean ‘playing by the rules’.
• “International Bat Night”, the 19th annual observance encouraging awareness of the way bats live, their needs, and their value. Observed in more than 30 countries.
• “International Day Against Nuclear Tests”, a UN observance to underscore the need for a unified attempt to prevent any further nuclear weapons testing.
• “More Herbs, Less Salt Day”, because it’s ‘healthier, zestier and lustier!’ So go ahead, spice up your life! What’s the world’s most-used spice? Black pepper.
• “Sturgeon’ Moon”, the Full Moon of August, so-named because the fish were most readily caught this month. It’s also been called the ‘Red Moon’, ‘Green Corn Moon’ and ‘Grain Moon’.

• “Burning Man”, a weird annual celebration through September 7th. It started in 1986, when San Francisco artist Larry Harvey built a wooden effigy of the man who stole his girlfriend and burned it. Tens-of-thousands now gather in Nevada’s Black Rock Desert to throw away their clothes or don outlandish costumes and recite poetry, build avant-garde art objects, and dance all night. At the finalé, they burn a 50-ft wooden effigy of a man.
• “Holistic Pet Day”, initiated by the Animal Miracle Foundation to encourage pet owners to develop a healthy lifestyle for their pets through diet, exercise, and environment.
• “Toasted Marshmallow Day”, celebrating that great Summer treat on a stick. (See “Bull’s Bits”.)

2003 [12] During her performance at the MTV Video Music Awards, Madonna infamously plants open-mouth kisses on both Britney Spears & Christina Aguilera

2011 [04] At the MTV Video Music Awards, Katy Perry wins ‘Video Of the Year’ for ‘Firework’

2005 [10] Residents in New Orleans are forced to evacuate their homes and seek refuge in the Louisiana Superdome as Hurricane Katrina bears down on the coastline

2008 [07] At the Democratic National Convention in Denver CO, Illinois senator Barack Obama officially accepts the party’s nomination to be its candidate for US president

1994 [21] 18-year-old Tiger Woods becomes the youngest winner in the history of the US Amateur Golf Championship

[Mon] International Overdose Awareness Day
[Mon] Love Litigating Lawyers Day
[Tues] Building Code Staff Appreciation Day
[Tues] No Rhyme Nor Reason Day
[Wed] “A Walk in the Woods” opens in movie theaters
This Week Is … Safe at Home Week
This Month Is … Literacy Month


• Perfectly Browned On All Sides – You are an anal-retentive perfectionist, a nit-picker who will devote unreasonable amounts of time to ensure that every project is done ‘just so’.
• Blackened – You are a creative and high-strung latent pyromaniac who is seldom punctual, easily distracted, and has difficulty paying attention to detail.
• Crusty Outside, Gooey Inside – You are an overly-sensitive individual who detests any form of criticism and has trouble expressing innermost feelings. Rather than facing problems head-on, you waste time brooding about them.
• Slightly Tanned On One Side – You are a shy introvert who tends to underestimate the effort and time required to accomplish a task. You have an unreasonable fear of everyday things … fire, for instance.
• Raw – You are a lusty and likely overweight thrill-seeker who refuses to even consider the concept of delayed gratification. Rather than plan ahead, you want immediate satisfaction.

I only drink on days that start with the letter ‘T’: Tuesday, Thursday, Today, Tomorrow, Thaturday, Thunday …

☎ What is the oldest age at which you would like to be alive?

Question: On average, women get a new one of THESE 12 times during their lifetime.
Answer: Job.

One of the best things about gay men is that they’re not always trying to prove they’re not gay.

Monthly Planning Calendar in Monday’s Edition of “The Bull Sheet”!

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