Tuesday, December 17, 2019 Edition: #6596
Our Sheet Don’t Stink!
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BS SHOW BIZ BUZZ:
★ Paul Walker’s daughter Meadow is launching a school in memory of her father. She wrote on Instagram: “I am launching a campaign with @pencilsofpromise to build a school. This is the season of giving and my biggest wish is to provide a space for these children to learn. Everyone deserves a good education.” Meadow doesn’t often speak publicly about her father who died in a tragic car accident six years ago. She did recently post a photo of the “Fast & Furious” star on what would have been his 46th birthday.
★ Late legend Judy Garland has hit the Top 10 of a Billboard songs chart for the first time in 74 years. ‘The Man That Got Away’ with remixer Eric Kupper clocks in at #10 on this week’s Dance Club Songs chart. The last time that Garland hit the top 10 was in 1945 when ‘On the Atchison, Topeka and the Santa Fe’ showed up on a few of the publication’s earliest rankings. The new achievement follows this summer’s premiere of the Garland biopic Judy, starring Renée Zellweger.
★ James “Radio” Kennedy, the inspiration for the 2003 Cuba Gooding Jr. film “Radio,” died early Sunday at age 73. Harold Jones, the former football coach, confirmed Kennedy’s death. The 2003 film centered on the relationship between Jones and Kennedy, a young man with intellectual disabilities and an infectious smile who had long been drawn to Hanna’s football program since showing up on the field as a teenager in the mid-1960s. He gained the nickname “Radio” for the transistor radio he kept with him at all times — and soon won acceptance from both the team as well as the surrounding community.
★ Daisy Ridley says she was overcome with emotion when she filmed her final “Star Wars” scenes. Rey, who plays ‘Rey’ in the sci-fi franchise, admits she was reduced to tears on the final day of filming “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker”, knowing her Star Wars experience was coming to an end. Ridley says that after she had filmed her final shot, the mic was being passed around and everybody said something, but she can’t even remember what she said. And according to her, “Next thing I am in a car being driven away with tears rolling down my face. It just hit me that it’s all over, and I broke down with emotion.”
TODAY’S SHOW BIZ SKED:
• “Jimmy Kimmel Live” (ABC/Global): Adam Sandler, Kevin Garnett, Karen Gillan
• “The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon” (NBC/CTV): John Lithgow, Liam Payne
• “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” (CBS/Global): Jamie Foxx
• “Late Night with Seth Meyers” (NBC/CTV): Robert De Niro, Guy Pearce, Joe Pera
• “The Late Late Show with James Corden” (CBS/CTV): Jenny Slate, Kristen Schaal, Rick Schwartz, guest host Ken Jeong
• “Lights Out with David Spade” (COMEDY): Erik Griffin, Cristela Alonzo, King Bach
• “Conan” (TBS): “Weird Al” Yankovic, Stuart Goldsmith
• “Watch What Happens Live” (Bravo): Harry Hamlin, Shannon Beador
• “The View” (ABC/CTV): Charlize Theron
• “The Talk” (CBS): Cote de Pablo
• “Live with Kelly and Ryan” (ABC/CTV): Brie Larson, Jason Derulo, Andrea Bocelli, guest co-host Mark Consuelos
• “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” (NBC/CTV): Kim Kardashian West, Chrissy Teigen
• “The Kelly Clarkson Show” (CHECK LOCAL LISTINGS): Jameela Jamil, Blake Shelton
• “The Voice” (NBC): Live season finale
• “Dogs of the Year” (CW): Hosts Kevin Frazier and Nischelle Turner count down the top 10 dog stories of 2019.
• “A Charlie Brown Christmas” (ABC): Linus helps Charlie Brown with what Christmas is all about, then “Charlie Brown Christmas Tales” featuring a vignette of each “Peanuts” character.
• “Shrek the Halls” (ABC): The ogre’s plans for a cozy family Christmas go awry when Donkey, Puss in Boots and the rest of the fairy-tale gang try to join in the fun.
BS MUSIC NOTES:
• Miley Cyrus — teamed up with her dad, Billy Ray Cyrus, along with her boyfriend, Cody Simpson, and younger sister, Noah Cyrus, for a remix of ‘Old Town Road’ that we haven’t heard yet. Miley’s “The Happy Hippie Foundation” hosted a holiday party in Hollywood, where Cyrus, alongside her dad, sister and Simpson busted out some guitars and sang some tunes. Miley posted video in Instagram.
• Taylor Swift – will headline next year’s Glastonbury Festival. She’ll close the famous Pyramid Stage on Sunday evening at Worthy Farm on June 28. Paul McCartney will headline the Saturday night slot for the event’s 50th anniversary.
• John Lennon — A pair of his sunglasses have sold at auction for $183,000. He mistakenly left the Oliver Goldsmith glasses in the back of Ringo Starr’s car in the summer of 1968. Former chauffeur Alan Herring says he noticed the glasses were broken. Quote: ”I asked John if he’d like me to get them fixed for him. He told me not to worry…they were just for the look!”
• Red Hot Chili Peppers — have announced that guitarist John Frusciante has returned for a third stint. He previously played in the band from 1988-92 and 1998-2009, including on their breakthrough album, “Blood Sugar Sex Magik”.
• Alanis Morissette – After recently seeing her “Jagged Little Pill” musical debut on Broadway, she now plans to create a new one-person play which will feature new songs and “embody all of the characters in my life.”
• Old Dominion – Their latest single, ‘One Man Band’ has become their seventh #1 on Billboard’s Country Airplay chart. It’s also their sixth consecutive single to hit the top of the chart.
• Shooter Jennings & Lukas Nelson – Their version of their famous fathers’ song ‘Mammas Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys’. will finally become available on “The Ranch (A Netflix Original Series Official Soundtrack)” on Jan. 24. A limited-edition vinyl version available February 14th.
THIS WEEK’S NETFLIX (Canada) RELEASES:
➢ December 17:
• Ronny Chieng: Asian Comedian Destroys America! (Comedy): Stand-up special from the “Daily Show” correspondent and “Crazy Rich Asians” star.
➢ December 18:
• Don’t F**k With Cats: Hunting an Internet Killer (Documentary): Amateur sleuths hunt down someone messing with cats on the internet.
• Soundtrack (Musical): Musical drama series by Josh Safran about groups in Los Angeles and the music that connects them.
➢ December 19:
• After the Raid (Documentary): A large immigration raid in a small town leaves emotional fallout and hard questions for its churchgoers about what it means to love thy neighbor.
• Ultraviolet: Season 2: Polish thriller series returns.
• Twice Upon a Time (Romance): Months after a crushing breakup, a man receives a mysterious package that opens a portal to the past — and gives him a chance to win back his ex. (Gaspard Ulliel, Freya Mavor)
➢ December 20:
• Pet Sematary (Thriller): After relocating with his wife and their two young children from Boston to rural Maine, a doctor discovers a mysterious burial ground hidden deep in the woods. (Jason Clarke, Amy Seimetz, John Lithgow)
• The Two Popes (Drama): Behind the Vatican walls, Pope Benedict and the future Pope Francis must find common ground to forge a new path for the Catholic Church (Anthony Hopkins, Jonathan Pryce)
• The Witcher (Fantasy): The debut season of Netflix’s giant new fantasy epic starring Henry Cavill as Geralt of Rivia.
(For Netflix US, click here: https://www.whats-on-netflix.com/whats-new/)
SOUR ON SWEETS:
Something here from the department of “Oh, no!” A new study says that the typical increase of sugar in our diets that most of us enjoy during the holiday season doesn’t only affect your waistline —it can also lead to the holiday blues. Researchers from the University of Kansas analyzed the effects of consuming added sugar, which is present in many of those delicious holiday desserts and treats, and they determined that eating too much sugar around the holidays can have a similar effect as drinking too much alcohol. And that isn’t good, in case you’re wondering. Researchers say that sugars, like alcohol, can act like a “drag” on our mental well-being, and just like drinking several glasses of wine, eating a box of cookies might provide a temporary feeling of comfort and joy, but can make you feel worse overall if regularly consumed in large quantities. This is especially true for those who are prone to seasonal depression.
(I’m guessing that one won’t cancel out the other?)
(You know what would make me sad? NOT eating a ton of my Grandma’s Candy Cane Toffee!)
IDENTIFYING FLYING OBJECTS:
The accepted knowledge for the past few decades has been that ever since people have had handy access to video recording equipment, sightings of UFOs have drastically tailed off. Coincidence? It seems it was, because 2019 has been a banner when it comes to the number – and credibility – of UFO sightings and reports of strange phenomenon. Not only did the Pentagon admit in May that it investigates UFOs (That was soon after Navy pilots claimed to have recorded UFOs during a training missions), the National UFO Reporting Center has issued a number of reports of close encounters over the past year, including one in Ohio in which a former police officer and his scientist wife “witnessed a very bright light approach their campsite…in an erratic manner…It got within 50 yards…of their campsite, at which time…the husband reached for his .45 caliber sidearm, but he felt unable to use his arm, or lift the firearm.” The object “hovered nearby for approximately 8 seconds, and then suddenly accelerated toward the west, and disappeared very quickly.” SatelliteInternet.com reports that aliens prefer colder conditions: “UFO hotspots include Washington State (the home of the National UFO Reporting Center), Montana and Vermont. Alaska and Maine are also popular states for alien encounters.”
(I’m pretty sure Elon Musk is responsible for most of this…)
(Maybe they just wanted to storm Area 51 with the rest of those oddballs!)
TOP GOOGLE SEARCHES in 2019 (United States):
1. Disney Plus
2. Cameron Boyce
3. Nipsey Hussle
4. Hurricane Dorian
5. Antonio Brown
6. Luke Perry
7. Avengers: Endgame
8. Game of Thrones
10: iPhone 11
(And for what it’s worth in the ‘most popular baby search’ category, both ‘Baby Yoda’ and ‘Baby Shark’ beat out the royal baby…true story.)
TOP GOOGLE SEARCHES IN 2019 (Canada):
1. Toronto Raptors
2. Kawhi Leonard
3. Canada Election Results
4. Luke Perry
5. Cameron Boyce
6. Game of Thrones
7. Bianca Andreescu
8. Don Cherry
10. Hurricane Dorian
TOP “WHY” GOOGLE SEARCHES BY CANADIANS IN 2019:
1. Why is Toronto called the 6?
2. Why did Don Cherry get fired?
3. Why is blackface offensive?
4. Why is it called Good Friday?
5. Why am I always tired?
DID YOU KNOW?
The first version of what became the ‘mall Santa’ appeared in 1900 in Los Angeles. The 5 original ‘Sidewalk Santas’ were booked for ‘creating a nuisance’ and hauled off to jail. After a public outcry, they were freed and went on to raise $800 to provide Christmas dinners for the poor.
–Volunteers of America
BS CHRONOMETER 12.17.19
TODAY’S CELEBIRTHDAYS . . .
1936  Pope Francis (Jorge Mario Bergoglio), Buenos Aires Argentina, religious leader (266th Pope of the Catholic Church who took over for Benedict XVI in March 2013)
1946  Eugene Levy, Hamilton ON, movie actor (“American Pie” franchise)/TV actor (“Schitt’s Creek” since 2015, “SCTV” 1976-84)
1953  Bill Pullman, Hornell NY, movie actor (“Independence Day”, “Spaceballs”)
1969  Chuck Liddell (“The Iceman”), Santa Barbara CA, MMA fighter (former Ultimate Fighting Champion, career record of 21-8, UFC Hall of Fame 2009)/season 9 competitor on “Dancing With the Stars”
1974  (Jeffrey Adam) Duff Goldman, Detroit MI, pastry chef/TV personality (“Ace of Cakes” 2006-11, “Cake Masters” since 2016)/owner of Charm City Cakes
1974  Giovanni Ribisi, LA CA, movie actor (“Selma”, “Avatar”)/TV actor (“Dads” 2013-14)
1974  Sarah Paulson, Tampa FL, movie actress (“Carol”, “12 Years a Slave”)/TV actress (“American Horror Story” since 2012)
1975  Milla Jovovich, Kiev Ukraine, movie actress (“Resident Evil” films, “The Fifth Element”)
1978  Manny “Pac-Man” Pacquiao, Kibawe Philippines, pro boxer (the first eight-division world champion)/politician (currently-serving Senator of the Philippines)
TODAY’S BS REASONS TO PARTY . . .
• “Maple Syrup Day”, the opportunity to enjoy and appreciate this delicious North American treat. Canada makes more than 80% of the world’s supply, most of it coming from the province of Québec. The state of Vermont is the biggest producer in the USA.
• “Pan American Aviation Day”, celebrates and stimulates interest in aviation in the western hemisphere as an important way to develop more rapid communications and cultural development. It is observed on the same day as ‘Wright Brothers Day’. . .
• “Wright Brothers Day”, honoring the Wright Brothers’ flight at Kitty Hawk NC December 17th, 1903. The first sustained motorized aircraft flight travelled a total of 850 ft. Orville Wright was the pilot, winning the honors in a coin toss. Wilbur got to run alongside. (Two wrongs don’t make a right, but two Wrights did make an airplane…)
AND REMEMBER . . .
[Wed] Bake Cookies Day
[Wed] Flake Appreciation Day
[Thurs] Holly Day
[Thurs] National Regifting Day
THIS DAY IN SHOW BIZ . . .
1989  “The Simpsons” debuts on Fox as a full animated series with the episode “Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire”
2017  “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” takes more than $450m worldwide in its opening weekend. It’s the 2nd largest opening in North America ($220m)
TODAY’S MUSIC EVENTS . . .
2004  A guitar played by George Harrison while recording The Beatles’ “Revolver” album sells for just shy of $568,000 at a Christie’s auction in NYC
2013  Cat Stevens, Hall & Oates, Kiss, Linda Ronstadt and Nirvana are inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
TODAY’S FIRST . . .
2014  USA and Cuba re-establish diplomatic relations after severing them 55 years earlier
TODAY’S RECORD . . .
2000  San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Terrell Owens sets a new NFL record of 20 catches in a single game during a 17-0 victory over Chicago Bears
BS WHACK FACTS:
✓ Good news is more likely to be shared through social media than bad news.
✓ Dolphins have names for each other.
✓ The name “Jeep” came from the abbreviation used in the army for the “General Purpose” vehicle, “G.P.”
✓ Fortune cookies are an American invention.
✓ Netflix was conceived after its co-founder racked up $40 in late fees for a VHS rental.
✓ Google, the periodic table, the structure of our DNA, and ‘Yesterday’ by the Beatles are all ideas that were conceived in dreams.
BS FAKE ‘12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS’ FACTS:
• The Lords were only leaping to get out of the way of the pipers.
• It’s actually now ‘4 texting birds’. No one calls anymore.
• If you see 12 drummers drumming, that’s the fault of a bad public school music teacher who couldn’t convince anyone to pick up a different instrument.
• Partridges are allergic to pears.
• The five golden rings turned my fingers green.
• Singing the song backwards in front of the mirror at midnight will bring forth the Christmas Golem.
• Prince made the turtle doves cry.
• If you give that many birds to your true love, expect to get dumped. Nobody wants that much clean up.
• It was originally ‘The 13 Days of Christmas’, but cutbacks.
• Now that song won’t be stuck in your head.
Best of BS . . .
BS TIPS FOR RE-GIFTING:
• Do not attempt to shove everything back up the chimney.
• Do not re-gift something to the same person who originally gave it to you.
• Before re-gifting clothing, remove deodorant dust from pits and crevices.
• As a courtesy, wait at least a week before listing the item on eBay.
• Replace that crinkled & torn wrapping paper, cheapo! And crossing out the name on the gift tag so you can re-use it is downright miserly.
• Remember to apply a price tag, then remove most of it, revealing just enough to look legit.
• Don’t wait till next year to re-gift that calendar.
• Carefully remove all monogram stitching, personalized engraving, etc.
• Re-gifting a partially-used gift card is just tacky.
• Please, please, please! No underwear, no homemade wine, and no fruitcake!
– Adapted from MikesTopFive.com/MSN Money, 2016
BS WEB GOODIE:
Every sick day ever: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EhQXAm66Sjg
BS RANDOM JOKE:
According to my chocolate advent calendar, there are only three days till Christmas.
BS PHONE STARTER:
What is your worst-ever Christmas shopping fail?
BS WATER COOLER QUESTION:
Question: 15% of women made their man do THIS at some point on the weekend. What is it?
Answer: Watch a chick flick
BS DEEP THOUGHT:
Words are free. It’s how you use them that can cost you.