Tuesday, August 30, 2016 – Edition: #5807

100% Grade A Bull!

BS SHOW BIZ BUZZ:
★ Mick Jagger is reportedly paying a 5-figure monthly sum (thought to be around $15,000) to NYC-based ballet dancer Melanie Hamrick once she gives birth to his 8th child. The 72-year-old has been dating the 29-year-old on-and-off for the last 2 years, with the ballerina unexpectedly falling pregnant during the Rolling Stones’ tour of South America earlier this year. The aging rocker’s latest offspring is due in December. The legally-binding financial settlement applies until the child turns 18, meaning the mother-to-be will bank an estimated total of $3.3 million.
– “Daily Mirror”
★ Filmmaker Jon Favreau is hopping aboard Seth MacFarlane’s upcoming FOX-TV series set in space. The “Iron Man” director, who also helmed this year’s animated hit “The Jungle Book”, has been tapped to direct the 1st episode of “Orville”, as well as take on a behind-the-scenes role afterward. Created by MacFarlane, the 24th century-set show follows a subpar spaceship in Earth’s interstellar fleet. The 13-episode series begins production in January.
– Deadline.com
★ And a Lou Pearlman TV series in the works. The disgraced former manager of Backstreet Boys and *NSYNC passed away August 19th in prison where he was serving a 25-year sentence for a huge Ponzi scheme. Magnet Management and publishing company Conde Nast have acquired screen rights to a recent “New Yorker” article entitled “We Live In the Pop-Culture World That Lou Pearlman Created”. The project, which tells Pearlman’s life story, is being developed as a limited TV series.
– Variety.com

TODAY’S SHOW BIZ SKED:
• “ACM Honors” (CBS) – Lady Antebellum hosts the 10th annual event at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville TN recognizing off-camera category winners from the 51st Academy of Country Music Awards. The 1st-ever ‘ACM Merle Haggard Spirit Award’ is presented; and a ‘Career Achievement Award’ goes to singer Glen Campbell, who’s in the late stages of Alzheimer’s Disease. He’ll be saluted by Blake Shelton, Dierks Bentley, Keith Urban, and Toby Keith. Campbell’s wife Kim is expected to accept the award on his behalf.
• “America’s Got Talent” (NBC/CityTV) – The semifinalists perform at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles.
• “Ellen DeGeneres Show” (syndicated/CTV2) – Rihanna (“Anti”). Rerun.
• “Jimmy Kimmel Live” (ABC/CityTV) – Glass Animals (“How to Be a Human Being”).
• “Last Call With Carson Daly” (NBC) – Radical Face (“The Family Tree: The Leaves”). Rerun.
• “Late Night With Seth Meyers” (NBC/CTV) – Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs, DJ Khaled, French Montana (Bad Boy Family Reunion Tour).
• “Late Show With Stephen Colbert” (CBS/Global) – St Paul & The Broken Bones (“Sea of Noise”).
• “Pretty Little Liars” (Bravo/Freeform) – Season 7 finalé.
• “The Real” (syndicated) – Jidenna (“The Eephus”).
• “Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” (NBC/CTV2) – Banks & Steelz (“Anything But Words”); Rita Ora (“Ora”).

BS MUSIC NOTES:
• Brooks & Dunn – Today Kix Brooks releases his first cookbook, “Cookin’ It With Kix: The Art of Celebrating and The Fun of Outdoor Cooking”. Written with long-time radio producer Donna Britt, the project includes over 100 outdoor cooking recipes alongside personal stories.
• Dan + Shay – On the heels of announcing their North American “Obsessed Tour”, it’s also been announced that all of their UK shows scheduled for next month have sold out. It’s the duo’s debut across the pond. The tours support their sophomore album, “Obsessed”.
• Demi Lovato – The 24-year-old singer is reportedly dating 31-year-old UFC fighter Luke Rockhold. They apparently met while training alongside one another at the Unbreakable gym in Los Angeles. According to TMZ, their friendship blossomed into a romance 2 months ago.
• Dustin Lynch – The 31-year-old country singer says he has no interest in finding a relationship right now as he’s too busy focusing on his career. He’s had a #1 hit with “Mind Reader” as he continues his Summer tour with Luke Bryan, and his hectic schedule leaves little personal time.
• Frank Ocean – He’s notched the 3rd-highest album debut of 2016 as his 2nd release, “Blonde”, bows at #1 on today’s new ‘Billboard 200′ chart. Only Drake’s “Views” and Beyoncé’s “Lemonade” have had bigger debuts this year. “Blonde” is Ocean’s 1st album in 4 years.
• Iggy Azalea – Rumors of a relationship with fellow rapper French Montana have reignited after the twosome have been spotted vacationing in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. The pair first became linked in June, but no relationship has yet been confirmed.
• Justin Bieber – He’s also taken a break in the south, whisking his new girlfriend Sofia Richie off to Cabo on a private jet to celebrate her 18th birthday. The youngest daughter of Lionel Richie marked the (legal) age milestone last Wednesday.
• Justin Moore – He tops today’s new ‘Billboard Top Country Albums’ chart with “Kinda Don’t Care”. The album is #4 on the all-genre ‘Billboard 200′.
• Reba McEntire – The country music veteran has put her 83-acre property in Lebanon TN up for sale at $7.9 million. Starstruck Farm includes a 12,819-sq-ft mansion that overlooks Old Hickory Lake.

THIS WEEK’S VIDEO RELEASES:
Coming out on DVD, Netflix, Google Play and/or other video providers …
• “The Jungle Book” ( PG Family Adventure ): A new live-action version of Disney’s 1967 classic about the man-cub ‘Mowgli’ fleeing a threat from the tiger ‘Shere Khan’. The films stars Neel Sethi, alongside the voices of Bill Murray, Ben Kingsley, Idris Elba, Lupita Nyong’o, and Scarlett Johansson. A sequel is already planned.
• “Me Before You” ( PG-13 Drama): Emilia Clarke (“Game of Thrones”) stars as a girl in a small town who forms an unlikely bond with a recently-paralyzed man she’s taking care of. Co-stars Sam Claflin, Janet McTeer, Charles Dance. Based on the Jojo Moyes’ novel of the same name. Make sure tissues are handy … and maybe some wine.
• “Narcos” ( TV–MA Netflix ): This Friday is the Season 2 release of the acclaimed Netflix series that chronicles the real-life stories of some of the infamous drug kingpins of the late 1980s, including the ruthless Pablo Escobar. Stars Wagner Moura, Pedro Pascal, Javier Peña, and Paulina Gaitan.
• “The Night Manager” ( BBC Miniseries): Hugh Laurie and Tom Hiddleston lead an incredible cast in this 6-episode BBC/AMC spy thriller series based on John le Carré’s best-selling novel. Hiddleston plays hotel manager ‘Jonathan Pine’ who embarks on a quest to bring down international arms dealer ‘Richard Roper’ (Laurie).
• “The Phenom” ( NR Sports Drama ): A Major League Baseball rookie loses control of his pitching and is sent down to the minor leagues where he begins sessions with an unorthodox sports psychologist. In the process, hidden conflicts with his overbearing father are brought to light. Stars Ethan Hawke, Paul Giamatti, Paul Adelstein.
• Also being released: “Arrow: The Complete 4th Season” (TV); “The Carol Burnett Show: The Lost Episodes Ultimate Collection” (Vintage TV Compilation); “Chicago Fire: Season 4″ (TV);
“Chicago Med: Season 1″ (TV); “The Commitments 25th Anniversary Edition” (1991 Re-release); and “Shameless: The Complete 6th Season” (TV).

IS THIS THE NEW THING?
There’s a new social media craze that’s left some people scratching their heads. It basically involves people posting black & white selfies on social media along with the words ‘Challenge Accepted’. They also ask friends to take photos of themselves by tagging them in the comments section. The message most people are writing on their posts is “Let’s fill Facebook with black & white pictures to show our support for the battle against cancer”, but there’s some confusion because others are posting black & white images with no explanation at all. It’s thought the ‘challenge’, which uses the hashtag #challengeacceptedblackandwhite, first became popular in India at the start of the month. (Maybe someone just found the B&W camera setting on their phone and starting playing around?)
– Metro.co.uk

THINGS WOMEN DO BETTER THAN MEN:
• Evolve Hotter – A recent study reveals that women are getting better-looking through evolution; meanwhile, men are staying the same.
• Survive Car Accidents – Men are 77% more likely to die in a car accident than women, according to a study done by Carnegie Mellon University.
• Talk Through Their Problems – 53% of women talk to their friends about what’s stressing them out, as opposed to just 29% of men.
• Get a Degree – Stats show male students are less likely than females to actually graduate and get a bachelor’s degree.
• Eat Healthier – A University of Minnesota survey of more than 14,000 people has found that most women choose far healthier foods than men.
• Have Stronger Immune Systems – A study done by McGill University indicates that estrogen gives women an edge when it comes to fighting off infections.
• Invest Better – A recent survey of 100,000 portfolios shows that women’s investment returns outperform men’s, 18% to 11%.
• Live Longer – Among the world’s population of people over 100-years-old, fully 85% are women, according to the New England Centenarian Study.
– Condensed from Cosmopolitan.com

NEVER LEMON AT THE BAR:
You should never, ever have a slice of lemon in your drink. Here’s why ‘ice and a slice’ is a bad option – research has found that up to 70% of lemon slices served in drinks at restaurants have potentially harmful microbes on them. Philip Tierno, author of “The Secret Life of Germs”, says that his tests on lemon slices always come up with evidence of contamination from human skin, respiratory secretions, and/or fecal matter. That’s because – before a slice appears on the rim of your glass – several people are touching the lemon, handling it, cutting it, placing it in a container, then picking it up at a later point. Lemons are rarely washed before use in drinks, and hand-washing is not practiced very well by many bartenders. (Stick to olives … picked up with tongs.)
– “Elle Magazine”

DID YOU KNOW?
• Action movie star Jason Statham (“Mechanic: Resurrection”) has kicked more people in his films than he has punched.
– Gizmodo.com
• One of the most reliable Apple leakers says the launch date for the Apple iPhone 7 is Friday, September 16th. Despite news outlets claiming it’s more likely a week later, Evan Blass (behind numerous accurate Apple leaks) is sticking by his prediction.
– PhoneArena.com

BS CHRONOMETER 08.30.16

TODAY’S CELEBIRTHDAYS . . .
1930 [86] Warren Buffett, Omaha NE, investor (Berkshire Hathaway)/world’s 4th-wealthiest with $66.4 billion as of August 2016/philanthropist who’s announced he’ll leave 85% of his fortune to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

1948 [68] Lewis Black, Silver Spring MD, standup comedian

1963 [53] Michael Chiklis, Lowell MA, movie actor (“Rise Of the Silver Surfer”, “Fantastic Four”)/TV actor (“No Ordinary Family” 2010-11, “The Shield” 2002-08)

1972 [44] Cameron Diaz, San Diego CA, movie actress (“The Other Woman”, “Shrek” movies)

BS REASONS TO PARTY . . .
• “Day of Disagreement”, considered by some relationship experts to be the day of the year on which couples are most likely to bicker and have needless arguments. Why? Triggers might include post-vacation depression, domestic chaos getting ready for back-to-school, and financial strain after blowing the bank account over the Summer.

• “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 Day Of the Disappeared “, to draw attention to the fate of individuals imprisoned at places and under poor conditions unknown to their relatives and/or legal representatives.

• “International Whale Shark Day”, saluting the sea creature with a face like a whale and a body like a shark. These seemingly frightening creatures are actually gentle giants.
NET: http://tinyurl.com/h6gybf9

• “Toasted Marshmallow Day”, celebrating that great Summer treat on a stick. So how do you like yours done?
NET: http://tinyurl.com/96vycjb

TODAY’S MUSIC EVENT . . .
2014 [02] Kate Bush follows her stage comeback in Britain by becoming the 1st woman to have 8 albums in the UK charts at the same time (the result of a 22-date concert stand, her 1st shows in 35 years)

TODAY’S FIRST . . .
1999 [17] Oklahoma State University introduces ‘Super Fan-nies’, disposable diapers adorned with the football team’s logo

TODAY’S RECORD . . .
1988 [28] Vicki Keith of Kingston, Ontario becomes 1st swimmer to conquer all 5 of North America’s Great Lakes

COMING UP . . .
[Wed] Venice Film Festival opens (Italy)
[Wed] International Overdose Awareness Day
[Wed] Love Litigating Lawyers Day
[Wed] Matchmaker Day
This Week Is … Be Kind to Humankind Week
This Month Is … Immunization Awareness Month

BULL’S BITS

NEW ADDITIONS TO GWYNETH PALTROW’S GOOP LIFESTYLE STORE:
• “Revitalizing Seaweed Cream” ($47) – Locally-sourced seaweed from the Gulf of Tonkin, harvested by fishmongers who were deloused and scrubbed clean beforehand. The perfect moisturizing agent for your pets.
• “Budget Cooking” ($120) – Outlines how your personal chef can still cook world-class meals by only spending $1,500 a week on groceries. You’ll be surprised at what can be done with such a paltry amount.
• “Blessing Diary” ($399) – The perfect notebook for reminding yourself to be grateful for everything you have. Single-source paper harvested from 213-year-old bonsai trees. Bound in supple, cage-free Tasmanian tiger leather.
• “Positive Affirmation Jar” ($1,001) – Carefully crafted encouragements nestled inside a glass-blown jar shipped from the Nile by river heron. Each saying is softly murmured by Gwenyth into the jar before being hermetically sealed.
• “Demi Pantsuit” ($2,899) – A pantsuit for the left-half of your body made of cotton cured in oat’s milk, hand-sewn by a family on food stamps. Fits a woman with a half-waist size of 9″.
• “Selfie-Scepter” ($21,900) – A platinum spear infused with truffle shavings that can be mounted with any LL Bean Edition iPhone 10. Great for taking pics. Can also be used to further distance yourself from reality.
– Thanks to Ben Hargrave

BS RANDOM JOKE:
Sharing is fun, unless its your own stuff.

BS U-PICK TRIVIA:
Which of the following is a ‘rhinarium’?
a. The cartilage partition that divides your nose between the nostrils.
b. The rhinoceros pavilion at a zoo.
c. The hairless area of roughened skin at the tip of a bear’s snout. [CORRECT]
– DidYouKnow.org

BS PHONE STARTER:
☎ If you could have a big front porch with a relaxing porch swing overlooking any place or thing in the world, what would it overlook?

BS WATER COOLER QUESTION:
Question: Half of us almost always do THIS in the living room.
Answer: Sit in a favorite spot.

BS DEEP THOUGHT:
If at first you don’t fricassee … fry, fry, a hen.

Monthly Planning Calendar in Tomorrow’s “BS”!


Printer Friendly Version