Tuesday, August 6, 2013               Edition: #5040

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BS SHOW BIZ BUZZ:
✶ FOX-TV Entertainment Chairman Kevin Reilly has revealed that the 3rd episode of the new season of “Glee” will handle the exit of Cory Monteith’s ‘Finn Hudson’ character by dealing directly with the incidents involved in Monteith’s recent passing and drug abuse in particular. To send out a strong warning about drugs, the cast will record PSAs that air during the episode and will donate money from music sales to a charity in Monteith’s honor.
– ContactMusic.com
✶ Simon Cowell’s lawyer Marty Singer has advised the media mogul to ‘keep his head down’ until ex-lover Lauren Silverman’s messy divorce from Simon’s former pal Andrew Silverman has been finalized. To that end, Simon has been staying out of the limelight, though he briefly surfaced to surprise his protégés One Direction in Las Vegas over the weekend.
– “Daily Mirror”
✶ 34-year-old actress Katie Holmes is planning to make a move into the perfume industry. She tells “Women’s Wear Daily”: “I’m interested [in doing a fragrance]. We all need a little help in smelling good, especially in the Summer in New York City!” She already has lucrative beauty deals with Bobbi Brown cosmetics and Alterna hair care.
– E! Online
✶ And Lindsay Lohan has sat down with Oprah Winfrey to record her first post-rehab interview for an episode of “Oprah’s Next Chapter” (OWN). A preview shows the 27-year-old sometime actress being pressed with questions like, “Are you an addict?” and “What does it feel like to be both an adjective and a verb for child star gone wrong?” The show airs August 18th.
– AceShowBiz.com

TODAY’S SHOW BIZ SKED:
• “America’s Got Talent” (NBC/CityTV) – 12 acts perform in NYC.
• “Colbert Report” (Comedy Central/CTV) – Daft Punk (“Random Access Memories”).
• “Conan” (TBS/CTV) – Steve Martin & Edie Brickell (“Love Has Come For You”).
• “Jimmy Kimmel Live” (ABC/CityTV) – Brit soul musician Michael Kiwanuka (“Home Again”).
• “Last Call With Carson Daly” (NBC) – Walk the Moon (“Tightrope”). Rerun.
• “Late Night With Jimmy Fallon” (NBC/CTV2) – The Head & The Heart (“Holidays Rule”); Nile Rodgers (“Le Freak: An Upside Down Story of Family, Disco, and Destiny”).
• “Late Show With David Letterman” (CBS/NTV/Omni1) – Houndmouth (“From the Hills Below the City”). Rerun.
• “So You Think You Can Dance” (FOX/CTV2) – 12 dancers perform and face elimination; guest judge Kenny Ortega.
• “The Talk” (CBS) – Guest co-host Carnie Wilson (Wilson Phillips).
• “Tavis Smiley” (PBS) – Snoop Lion (“Reincarnated”). Rerun.
• “Tonight Show With Jay Leno” (NBC/CTV2) – R&B veteran Patti LaBelle.
• “Wendy Williams” (syndicated) – Toni Braxton (“Pulse”). Rerun.

BS MUSIC NOTES:
• Carrie Underwood – She’s replacing Faith Hill on the theme song “Waiting All Day for Sunday Night” when the new season of “NBC Sunday Night Football” opens on September 8th.
• The Civil Wars – Their sophomore self-titled studio album is out today.
• Jennifer Lopez – She’s close to agreeing to return to “American Idol” (FOX) as a judge next season. “Entertainment Weekly” reports the deal is yet to be signed but it could be done within days.
• Justin Bieber – His night out at the South Pointe nightclub in Southampton NY over the weekend ended in a bloody brawl as his entourage allegedly scuffled with other patrons. A source tells “Daily News” the pop star – quote – “ripped his shirt off and went nuts.”
• Keith Urban – He’ll perform live from a stage floating in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor on the TV special “NFL Kickoff 2013” on September 5th. The show airs before the first game of the 94th season (Ravens/Broncos).
• Marc Anthony – Tonight he begins his 15-country “Vivir Mi Vida” tour of Latin America, the USA, and Australia in Medellin, Colombia. The trek moves north to Miami, Florida August 23rd.
• The National – They were left battered & bruised after filming the video for their track “Graceless”. The shoot included a good deal of binge-drinking while performing stunts like riding a bicycle into a swimming pool.
• One Direction – Harry Styles has flown his 22-year-old older sister Gemma to Las Vegas for an all-expenses-paid trip to congratulate her on graduating from the UK’s Sheffield University with top marks. He’s also arranged for her to enjoy unlimited shopping while in America.
•  The Postal Service – The band reunited earlier this year to mark the 10th anniversary of their 2003 album “Give Up”, but now frontman Ben Gibbard (Death Cab for Cutie) says they have split up for good following their performance at Lollapalooza in Chicago over the weekend.
• Robin Thicke – He tells Britain’s “The Sun”, quote: “Weed is my crutch, my muse, the lesser of all evil. I’ve spent a good $500,000 on pot. My buddy runs a store, I can get medical marijuana. When I’m at home, I’m a non-stop chimney.”

TODAY’S VIDEO RELEASES:
• “Oblivion” ( PG-13 Sci-Fi Adventure ): Tom Cruise stars as one of the few remaining drone repairmen assigned to Earth, whose discovery of a crashed spacecraft brings into question what he knows about his mission and himself. Co-stars Morgan Freeman, former ‘Bond Girl’ Olga Kurylenko, and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (“Game of Thrones”).
• “On the Road” ( R-Rated Drama ): An adaptation of Jack Kerouac’s novel about a young writer whose life is shaken and ultimately redefined by the arrival of a free-spirited, fast-talking Westerner and his girlfriend. Cast includes Garrett Hedlund, Sam Riley, Kristen Stewart, Kirsten Dunst, Amy Adams, Viggo Mortensen.
• “The Place Beyond the Pines” ( R-Rated Drama ): Ryan Gosling plays a high-wire motorcycle stunt performer who learns that a former lover (Eva Mendes) has in his absence given birth to their son. While attempting to provide for his newfound family, he’s enticed to participate in a string of spectacular bank robberies. Co-stars Bradley Cooper, Ray Liotta.
• “The Sapphires” ( PG-13 Musical Drama ): Billed as Australia’s answer to The Supremes, a talent scout signs the 4 young Aboriginal sisters for their first true gig in 1968, flying them to Vietnam to perform for US troops. Based on a true story. Scored 12 nominations at the “AACTA Awards” (Australian Academy Of Cinema & Television Arts).
• “To the Wonder” ( R-Rated Drama): Renowned filmmaker Terrence Malick’s latest follows a French single mother (Olga Kurylenko) and an American tourist (Ben Affleck) who fall madly in love in Paris and relocate to Oklahoma to start a life together. Co-stars Javier Bardem, Rachel McAdams, Rachel Weisz, Michael Sheen, Jessica Chastain.
• “West of Memphis” ( R-Rated Documentary ): Director Amy Berg’s doc tells the powerful story of the 18-year fight to free the ‘West Memphis 3’, teenagers wrongfully convicted of the 1993 murders of three 8-year-old boys in West Memphis, Arkansas. The film was the Official Selection at the 2012 Sundance and Toronto International Film Festivals.
• Also released today: “The Borgias: The 3rd Season” (TV); “Community: The Complete 4th Season” (TV); “The Cream Farewell Concert: Kino Classics Remastered Edition” (Music Documentary); “Duck Dynasty: Season 3” (Reality TV); “Smash: Season 2” (TV); “Sushi: The Global Catch” (Documentary); “Top Gear USA: The Complete Season 3” (TV); and “WWII Top Secret: Dieppe Uncovered” (War Documentary).

LIFE BY THE NUMBERS:
A BS breakdown of who we are and what we do …
• 91% of us lie regularly. (Like every time someone asks, “How are you?”)
• 66% of us actually speed up at a yellow traffic light. (Yellow isn’t for ‘Caution’, it’s for ‘Race’!)
• 57% of us save pretty gift-wrap to recycle. (Then can’t remember where we stashed it when we need it.)
• 44% of us re-use aluminum foil. (The reason every kitchen has a ‘junk drawer’.)
• 30% of us refuse to sit on a public toilet seat. (So what … we stand?)
• 20% of us married our first love. (Coincidentally the recipient of our first alimony.)

HELPING HAND HELPS YOUR HEART:
Is it better to give than to receive? We’ve certainly been told that time and again. Now a University of Michigan study finds that folks who go out of their way to help somebody, whether it’s cleaning up somebody’s house or volunteering at the local soup kitchen, are more likely to live longer than those who don’t. Do-gooders are fully 60% less apt to die over a 5-year period than those who don’t contribute. (“In light of that, [co-host], can I have your bigscreen TV?”)
– PA News

WHAT’S YOUR BEEF?
A few facts to defend your case when someone gives you flak for firing up a juicy steak on the grill …
• 50% of the fat in beef is monunsaturated, the same as the fat in olive oil.
• Trimmed beef has less than 10% fat on average.
• Beef contains many nutrients, including twice the iron and 6 times the vitamin B12 of chicken.
• 13% of beef’s fat is in the form of stearic acid, which does not raise unhealthy cholesterol.
– Condensed from Canoe.ca

DID YOU KNOW?
• Venezuela may ban baby bottles outright in order to promote breast feeding.
– “New York Daily News”
• The average French citizen now eats only a half-baguette a day, compared with almost a whole baguette in 1970 and more than 3 in 1900.
– “New York Times”
• In Japan, the term ‘Paris Syndrome’ describes the psychological damage experienced by tourists shocked by the rudeness of Parisians.
– “Daily Telegraph”

BS CHRONOMETER 08.06.13


TODAY’S CELEBIRTHDAYS . . .
1963 [50] Michelle Yeoh (Yeoh Chu-Kheng), Ipoh, Malaysia, movie actress (“Memoirs Of a Geisha”, “Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon”)/voice actress (“Kung Fu Panda 2”).  COMING UP: “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon II: The Green Destiny” (2014).

1970 [43] M Night (Manoj Nelliyattu) Shyamalan, Mahé, India, movie director (“After Earth”, “The Sixth Sense”)/screenwriter (“Stuart Little”)

1972 [41] Geri Halliwell, Watford UK, pop singer (ex-Spice Girls-“Goodbye”, “Wannabe”)

1973 [40] Vera Farmiga, Clifton NJ, TV actress (“Bates Motel” 2013)/movie actress (“Up In the Air”, “The Departed”)

1981 [32] Travie (Travis) McCoy, Geneva NY, pop singer (f/Bruno Mars-“Billionaire”)/alt-hip hop singer (Gym Class Heroes-“Clothes Off”)

1984 [29] Eric Roberts, Geneva NY, indie hip hop bassist-vocalist (Gym Class Heroes-“Cupid’s Chokehold”)

TODAY’S BS REASONS TO PARTY . . .
• “Fresh Breath Day”, a gentle reminder to maintain oral hygiene. If you’re average, you have over 10 billion bacteria in your mouth right now. Some of them churn out truly stinky chemicals such as hydrogen sulphide, the same gas that gives rotten eggs their odor. Some germs release putrescine, another sulfurous compound that has the essence of rotting meat.

• “Hiroshima Peace Festival” (‘Toro Nagashi’) at Peace Memorial Park in Hiroshima, Japan, commemorating the 68th anniversary of the dropping of the 1st atomic bomb by the US bomber ‘Enola Gay’ in 1945.

• “National Night Out”, the 30th annual event promoting crime & drug prevention as concerned people in urban neighborhoods across North America ‘take back the streets’ by going out en masse after dark.
NET: http://www.natw.org

• “Wiggle Your Toes Day”, a chance to air out your piggies, wiggling them around for all to see. The best place to wiggle your toes on a hot August day is in a swimming pool. Or, sit on a dock and stick your wiggly digits in the water.

THIS DAY IN SHOW BIZ . . .
1996 [17] “A Game of Thrones”, an epic fantasy novel by George RR Martin, is published (basis of the mega-popular HBO-TV show that debuts in 2011)

2003 [10] Movie actor Arnold Schwarzenegger officially announces his (successful) bid to replace California governor Gray Davis on the “Tonight Show With Jay Leno” (NBC)

TODAY’S MUSIC EVENTS . . .
1973 [40] A log from a passing lumber truck crushes Stevie Wonder’s car as it speeds toward a North Carolina concert, leaving him in a coma for 4 days and causing him to permanently lose his sense of smell

2004 [09] Funk legend Rick James (“Super Freak”) is found dead at age 56 in his LA home by a caretaker

TODAY’S FIRST . . .
2012 [01] NASA’s ‘Curiosity’ rover lands on the surface of Mars

COMING UP . . .
[Wed] “Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters”; “We’re the Millers” open in movie theaters
[Wed] Particularly Preposterous Packaging Day
[Wed] Professional Speakers Day
[Thurs] Eid-Al Fitr (Muslim)
[Thurs] Sneak Some Zucchini Onto Your Neighbor’s Porch Night
[Fri] Outside Lands Festival begins (San Francisco)
This Week Is … Fraud Awareness Week
This Month Is … Goat Cheese Month

BULL’S BITS


BS SIGNS A WOMAN’S INTERESTED:
According to behavioral expert David Lewis …
• Opens her lips, then licks them.
• Flicks her hair back with her hand or a toss of her head.
• Gazes at you for longer than a few seconds.
• Massages her head or neck with one hand.
• Crosses and uncrosses her legs.
• Points her knee toward you if she’s sitting with one leg tucked under the other.
• Makes small agitated movements with her fingers and hands.

BS SIGNS A MAN’S INTERESTED:
• Massages his outer thigh while you’re with him.
• Makes preening gestures, often by fiddling with his collar, flicking dust from his jacket, or smoothing his hair.
• Narrows his eyes while you’re speaking with him.
• Hooks his thumbs into his belt in a cowpoke pose that’s meant to look more manly.
• Strokes his jaw line as he looks at you.
• Tries to make eye contact with you in a relaxed friendly manner.
• Plays with a cylindrical object such as a glass or a pen while he’s speaking with you.

BS U-PICK TRIVIA:
You suffer from ‘blepharospasms’. What can’t you stop yourself from doing?
a. Drinking.
b. Winking. [CORRECT. It’s an eye tic.]
c. Stinking.
– Wikipedia.org

BS WEB GOODIE:
Hey mon, go here to generate your reggae name. Pick from either female or male possibilities. We bet you can click on it all day and never come up with ‘Snoop Lion’.
NET: http://www.irielion.com/israel/reggaename.html

BS PHONE STARTER:
☎ Who is more likely to cheat … men or women? A new poll of 3,000 adults has found that just 9% of men admit they’d be unfaithful if they fell for somebody else, but a whopping 25% of female respondents say they’d definitely have an affair if a new guy piqued their interest. The survey suggests that women 35-to-40 are overall most likely to dabble in infidelity. (Does the name Lauren Silverman ring a bell?)

BS RANDOM JOKE:
What a great job this is! Where else can you clip your toenails at work?

BS WATER COOLER QUESTION:
Question: THIS is only 2-to-4 inches wide, but it’s often as much as 2-miles-long.
Answer: A lightning bolt.

BS DEEP THOUGHT:
Cosmetics are a woman’s way of keeping a man from reading between the lines.


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