Friday, August 29, 2014        Edition: #5295


Monthly Planning Calendar in Today’s Edition of “BS”!


BS SUBSCRIBER NOTE:
There will be no “Bull Sheet” on Monday, the Labor Day holiday. Next edition is for Tuesday, September 2nd.

BS SHOW BIZ BUZZ:
★ Proving once again that famous folks can fly under the radar if they want to – a spokesman for Angelina Jolie & Brad Pitt has confirmed the superstar show-biz couple got married in France on Saturday. Clearly, they pulled it off without any hint of a tip-off to paparazzi and/or the rest of the media. In fact, no further details have yet been revealed. Brangelina have been a couple for 9 years, became engaged in 2012, and have 6 children together.
– ContactMusic.com
★ 53-year-old George Clooney has been named Hollywood’s ‘Most-Gracefully Aging Male’ in a new survey of 1,000 movie fans. His close pal Brad Pitt (50) ranks 2nd in the listing of male stars who’ve stayed sexy with age, followed by Johnny Depp (51). The top 5 is rounded out by James Bond actor Daniel Craig (46), and Australian star Hugh Jackman (45). What is striking about the survey results is that every entry on the list has a full head of hair.
– WENN.com
★ And famed filmmaker Martin Scorsese is being tapped to direct a documentary about The Ramones, which will include exclusive footage from the 1970s and ’80s. To celebrate the upcoming 40th anniversary of the iconic punk band’s debut album, the Ramones’ estate is planning multiple projects in 2016. Others include a theatrical play, and a book that will combine photos, posters, and other memorabilia. The last surviving member of The Ramones, Tommy, died of cancer in July. Like Michael Jackson, they’ll likely make far more money posthumously.
– Pitchfork.com

WEEKEND SHOW BIZ SKED:
• Bumbershoot Festival (Seattle WA) – Saturday-Monday the lineup for this annual rock fest at the Seattle Center includes Foster the People, Neon Trees, The Replacements, Schoolboy Q, Wu-Tang Clan and many more.
NET: http://bumbershoot.org
• Electric Picnic Music & Arts Festival (County Laois, Ireland) – In the lineup for this 3-day event at Stradbally Estate: Beck, Lily Allen, London Grammar, Outkast, Pet Shop Boys, and St Vincent among others.
NET: http://www.electricpicnic.ie
• “FOX & Friends” (FOX News) – This morning the 6th annual All-American Summer Concert Series wraps up with a performance by Lee Brice (“I Don’t Dance”, out September 9th).
• “George Strait: The Cowboy Rides Away” (CMT) – Tonight a 2-hour concert special shot at his final show June 7th at AT&T Stadium in Arlington TX, which set an indoor concert attendance record of 104,793.
• “Good Morning America” (ABC) – This morning Brad Paisley (“Moonshine In the Trunk”).
• “Jimmy Kimmel Live” (ABC/CityTV) – Tonight Sharon Van Etten (“Are We There”).
• “Last Call With Carson Daly” (NBC) – Tonight Band of Skulls (“Himalayan”). Rerun.
• “Late Night With Seth Meyers” (NBC/CTV2) – Tonight  Magic Man (“Before the Waves”). Rerun.
• “Late Show With David Letterman” (CBS/Omni1) – Tonight Echo & The Bunnymen (“Meteorites”). Rerun.
• “Live With Kelly & Michael” (syndicated/CTV) – Today Jennifer Lopez (“AKA”).
• Made In America Festival (Philadelphia PA/LA CA) – Saturday-Sunday the addition of a Los Angeles version this year makes this the 1st festival to be mounted simultaneously on both coasts. Kanye West and Kings of Leon headline the Philadelphia edition. Additional performers include J Cole, The National, and Pharrell Williams. Kanye West and Iggy Azalea topline the LA edition. LA will also see  Imagine Dragons, John Mayer, and Kendrick Lamar among others.
NET: http://a.madeinamericafest.com
• “MDA Show of Strength Telethon” (ABC) – Sunday the annual broadcast marathon to raise funds and awareness for the Muscular Dystrophy Association.
• “Saturday Night Live” (NBC/Global) – Lady Gaga (“Artpop”). Rerun.
• “Today Show” (NBC) – This morning Ariana Grande (“My Everything”).
• “The View” (ABC/CTV) – Today Brad Paisley again.

BS MUSIC NOTES:
• Alan Jackson – Today Nashville’s Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum unveils a new exhibit highlighting his 25-year career. His 25th anniversary celebration includes a 25-city, year-long tour beginning early in 2015.
• The Game – He’s gathered some of hip-hop’s biggest names to record “Don’t Shoot”, dedicated to Michael Brown, whose death at the hands of police in Ferguson MO has sparked a month of protest. Also on the track: Fabolous, Rick Ross, Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs, Swizz Beatz, TGT, 2 Chainz, and Wale.
• Lady Gaga – She & Tony Bennett will be the faces of H&M’s 2014 Christmas ad campaign. Gaga (28) and Bennett (88) will also perform a festive jazz song from their upcoming album “Cheek to Cheek” (due September 23rd) for the retailer’s TV campaign this November.
• Sting – The 62-year-old is inviting tourists to assist laborers on his 900-acre property near Florence, Italy … for a fee. A new report suggests he’s charging visitors to his Tuscan estate, ‘Il Palagio’, over $300-a-day to help pick grapes and olives. No wonder he’s worth $300 million!

TODAY’S MOVIE OPENINGS:
• “As Above, So Below” ( R-Rated Horror Thriller ): A subterranean horror movie that follows a team of explorers which ventures into the catacombs beneath the streets of Paris, France. There they uncover a dark secret that lies within this city of the dead. Stars Perdita Weeks, Ben Feldman, Edwin Hodge.
NET: http://www.asabovesobelowmovie.com
• Opening in limited release: “Cantinflas” (Bio-Drama); “The Congress” (Si-Fi Animation); “Ghostbusters” (30th anniversary re-release); “Last Weekend” (Dramedy); “Life of Crime” (Comedy); “The Notebook” (War Drama); and “Starred Up” (Drama).

TALK TO ME:
Just one conversation can inspire us, reassure us, or brighten up our day. An event is being based on the idea that many good things – big or small – can happen from a simple conversation between strangers. A UK organization is attempting to promote this idea through the ‘Talk to Me’ badge, which participants stick on to show others that they’re up for a chat, thus breaking down barriers that often keep us silent. The group is holding a London-wide day on Saturday to test out it’s theory that simple conversations can create social change by reducing isolation, improving well-being, and strengthening communities. (As Robert DeNiro once said: “Are you talking to me? Are you talking to ME?”)
NET: http://talktomeday.org
– WLOX.com

‘MATERS MATTER:
Just 10 servings of tomatoes per week can help men reduce the risk of prostate cancer by almost 20%, according to a new study by the Universities of Bristol, Cambridge, and Oxford. A single serving is 150 g (5 oz) of tomatoes. Tomato-based pasta sauce, tomato juice, and even the tomato purée topping on pizza have all been found to have the beneficial effect. The researchers think that the protection comes from a key chemical inside known as lycopene. And there’s further good news: Eating 5 portions of fruit and vegetables a day can also decrease risk by a further 24%. (Who would have thought the key to good health would be ketchup and Bloody Marys?)
– “The Independent”

THE LONG & SHORT OF IT:
New research has found that the rate of divorce among short men is significantly less than among average-height or tall men. So, if you want your relationship to last … wed a wee guy. The New York University study also shows that short fellows are more likely to marry much younger women, and often make more money than their spouses. That’s because short men tend to use money to make up for their lack of stature. Tall men, on the other hand, get married more quickly, tend to marry more educated women, older women, and – on the upside – are more likely to do housework. (Also more able to reach that thingy on the top shelf you want.)
– Discovery.com

DID YOU KNOW?
Wine kept in a cupboard at home ages 4 times as quickly as that stored in a professional cellar.
– “The Times”

BS CHRONOMETER 08.29.14


TODAY’S CELEBIRTHDAYS . . .
1975 [39] Kyle Cook, Frankfort IN, rock guitarist-vocalist (Matchbox Twenty-”Unwell”, “Bent”)

1980 [34] David Desrosiers, Sept-Iles QC, rock bassist (Simple Plan-”Untitled [How Could This Happen To Me?]“, “Welcome to My Life”)

1986 [28] Lea Michele (Sarfati), Bronx NY, TV actress (‘Rachel Berry’ on “Glee” since 2009)/movie actress (“New Year’s Eve”)

1993 [21] Liam Payne, Wolverhampton UK, boy-band pop singer (One Direction-”Best Song Ever”, “What Makes You Beautiful”)

SATURDAY –
Billionaire investor Warren Buffett (Berkshire Hathaway) is 84; Comedian Lewis Black (“Root of All Evil”) is 66; Movie actor Michael Chiklis (“Fantastic Four”) is 51; Movie actress Cameron Diaz (“The Other Woman”) is 42; Rock musician Ryan Ross (Panic! At the Disco) is 28.

SUNDAY –
Movie actor Richard Gere (“Pretty Woman”) is 65; Movie actor Chris Tucker (“Rush Hour”) is 42; TV actress Sara Ramirez (“Grey’s Anatomy”) is 39.

TODAY’S BS REASONS TO PARTY . . .
• “International Day Against Nuclear Tests”, a UN observance to underscore the need for a unified attempt to prevent any further nuclear weapons testing.
NET: http://www.un.org/en/events/againstnucleartestsday
• “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.
• “World Championship Barbecue Goat Cook-Off” in Brady, Texas. It’s the 41st annual, featuring some 125 teams trying to get your goat … to taste good.
NET: http://www.bradytx.com/7659091_75200.htm

SATURDAY –
• “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.
• “International Bacon Day”, the 14th annual on the Saturday before Labor Day that involves creating dishes containing bacon, including breakfasts, lunches, dinners, desserts, and drinks. Participants are encouraged to chant ‘Bacon is a vegetable!’
• “International Bat Night”, the 18th annual observance encouraging awareness of the way bats live, their needs, and their value. Observed in more than 30 countries.
NET: http://tinyurl.com/owo492b
• “National Buffalo Chicken Wing Festival” in Buffalo NY, an annual 2-day celebration of the local delicacy, highlighted by Sunday’s ’2014 Wing Eating Championship’ (ESPN 3).
NET: http://buffalowing.com
• “Toasted Marshmallow Day”, celebrating that great Summer treat on a stick. How do you like yours done?
NET: http://tinyurl.com/96vycjb
• “World Testicle Cooking Championship”, an annual 3-day weekend event in the Serbian village of Lunjevica. The festival serves up a variety of testicles, including wildlife. Mmm.
NET: http://tinyurl.com/o686coq

SUNDAY –
• “Invent a New Sandwich Day”, and be sure to give it a really creative name!
• “Running Of the Sheep” in Reed Point, Montana, the 26th annual when hundreds of woolies charge down Main Street, then participate in the ‘Ugliest Sheep’ and ‘Prettiest Ewe Contest’.
NET: http://tinyurl.com/39u29p
• “Trail Mix Day”, celebrating the combination of nuts, seeds, dried fruits (bark, twigs, compost, etc) that takes about a gallon of water to wash down.

TODAY’S MUSIC EVENT . . .
2005 [09] 77-year-old rock ‘n roll legend Fats Domino is rescued from his 9th Ward home in New Orleans LA after the devastation of Hurricane Katrina

TODAY’S FIRST . . .
2008 [06] US presidential nominee John McCain announces Sarah Palin as his running mate, making the 44-year-old mother of 5 the 1st woman ever picked as a Republican VP candidate

TODAY’S RECORD . . .
2004 [10] Germany’s Michael Schumacher wins his 5th consecutive Formula One championship (and 7th overall), beating the 47-year-old record held by Juan Manuel Fangio

BS MONTHLY PLANNING CALENDAR …
[Sep 1] Building Code Staff Appreciation Day / Labor Day / No Rhyme Nor Reason Day
[Sep 2] VJ Day
[Sep 3] Samsung unveils Galaxy Note 4
[Sep 4] NFL Season Kickoff (Seattle WA) / Garth Brooks World Tour begins (Chicago IL) / Bestival begins (Isle of Wight) / Wildlife Day / Newspaper Carrier Day
[Sep 5] “The Identical” opens in movie theaters / Boston Calling begins (Boston MA) / Be Late For Something Day / Bring Your Manners to Work Day / International Day of Charity / Jury Rights Day / Lazy Moms Day
[Sep 6] Riot Fest begins (Toronto ON) / LouFest begins (St Louis MO)
[Sep 7] “Boardwalk Empire” season debut (HBO) / “Canadian Country Music Association Awards” (CBC) / Grandparents Day / Attention Deficit Disorder Awareness Day / Salami Day
[Sep 8] Full ‘Harvest’ Moon / International Literacy Day / Pardon Day / Pediatric Hematology-Oncology Nurses Day / World Physical Therapy Day / Boss-Employee Exchange Day
[Sep 9] “Fashion Rocks” (CBS) / Apple unveils iPhone 6 / Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Day / Wonderful Weirdoes Day
[Sep 10] Swap Ideas Day / World Suicide Prevention Day
[Sep 11] 9/11 Remembrance Day
[Sep 12] “Dolphin Tale 2″; “No Good Deed” open in movie theaters / Banana Day / International Day for South-South Cooperation / Stand Up to Cancer Day
[Sep 13] Farm Aid 2014 (Raleigh NC) / Farmers Consumer Awareness Day / Aftershock Festival begins (Sacramento CA) / International Drive Your Studebaker Day / International Chocolate Day / Kids Take Over the Kitchen Day / Celiac Awareness Day / Iguana Awareness Day / Peanut Day / Prairie Day
[Sep 14] Hug Your Hound Day / Pet Memorial Day
[Sep 15] “The View” season debut (ABC) / 8-Track Tape Day / Greenpeace Day / International Day of Democracy
[Sep 16] International Day For the Preservation Of the Ozone Layer / Guacamole Day / Stepfamily Day
[Sep 17] 2014 Americana Honors & Awards (Nashville TN) / International Country Music Day / Rehabilitation Day / School Backpack Awareness Day
[Sep 18] Hug a Greeting Card Writer Day / Cheeseburger Day / World Water Monitoring Day
[Sep 19] “A Walk Among the Tombstones”; “The Maze Runner”; “Pride”; “This is Where I Leave You”; “Tusk” open in movie theaters / iHeartRadio Music Festival” begins (Las Vegas NV) / Music Midtown Festival begins (Atlanta GA) / Talk Like a Pirate Day / Clean Up the World Weekend / POW-MIA Recognition Day
[Sep 20] Tradesmen Day / Responsible Dog Ownership Day / International Eat An Apple Day / International Coastal Cleanup Day / Gymnastics Day / Seat Check Saturday / Puppy Mill Awareness Day
[Sep 21] “60 Minutes”; “Madam Secretary”; “The Good Wife” season debuts (CBS) / Worldwide Day of Play / Wife Appreciation Day / World Alzheimer’s Day
[Sep 22] Autumn begins / “The Voice” season debut (NBC) / “The Big Bang Theory”; “Scorpion” season debuts (CBS) / Polaris Music Prize Gala (Toronto ON) / Business Women’s Day / Car Free Day / Dear Diary Day / Elephant  Appreciation Day / Hobbit Day / Ice Cream Cone Day / Centenarians Day / White Chocolate Day / Woman Road Warrior Day
[Sep 23] “NCIS”; “NCIS: New Orleans”; “Person of Interest” season debuts (CBS) / Celebrate Bisexuality Day / Restless Legs Awareness Day
[Sep 24] “Survivor” season debut (CBS) / Women’s Health & Fitness Day / Punctuation Day / Rosh Hashanah begins (Jewish) / Banned Website Awareness Day
[Sep 25] “Grey’s Anatomy”; “How to Get Away With Murder”; “Scandal” season debuts (ABC) / CMT on Tour 2014: Up in Smoke begins (NYC) / One-Hit Wonder Day / Psychotherapy Day / Teach Ag Day / World Pharmacists Day / World School Milk Day
[Sep 26] “The Boxtrolls”; “The Equalizer” open in movie theaters / “The Amazing Race”; ” Blue Bloods”; “Hawaii Five-O” season debuts (CBS) / Hug a Vegetarian Day / Love Note Day / Save the Koala Day / World Contraception Day
[Sep 27] Global Citizens Festival (NYC) / Shindig Music Festival (Baltimore MD) / Ancestor Appreciation Day / Family Health & Fitness Day / Fish Amnesty Day / International Lace Day / International Rabbit Day / Hunting & Fishing Day / Public Lands Day / World Tourism Day
[Sep 28] “CSI” season debut (CBS) / Fish Tank Floorshow Night / Drink Beer Day / Good Neighbor Day / International Right to Know Day / World Heart Day / World Rabies Day
[Sep 29] “Mom”; “NCIS: Los Angeles” season debuts (CBS) / Mutation Day / International Coffee Day / World Maritime Day
[Sep 30] Ask a Stupid Question Day / Blasphemy Day / International Translation Day

BULL’S BITS


MORE BS QUESTIONS PLAGUING HUMANITY:
• Are goats just all-terrain sheep?
• Can Viagra be categorized as a ‘recreational drug’?
• Was Michael Jackson buried, cremated, or recycled?
• If ‘Batman’ bought a bat as a pet, would he call it the ‘BatBat’?
• How many world records have been broken but were never recorded or witnessed?

BS PHONE STARTER:
☎ What is one weird food that you always wished you’d had the guts to try? (Maggot Cheese, Menudo, Rocky Mountain Oysters?)

BS RANDOM JOKE:
I’m such a procrastinator. I didn’t get my birthmark until I was 8-years-old.

BS WATER COOLER QUESTION:
Question: Perhaps surprisingly, THIS is more popular than yoga.
Answer: Yoga clothing.

BS DEEP THOUGHT:
Life is simpler when you plow around the stumps.


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