Tuesday, December 6, 2016 – Edition: #5866

Good Morning, Sheetheads!

BS SHOW BIZ BUZZ:
★ Rob Kardashian & Blac Chyna are all in when it comes to cashing in on reality TV (aka ‘selling out’). They scored a sweet deal for their baby Dream’s birth special which airs in a couple weeks, and now they’re looking to sell their wedding next year. We’re told there’s no date set, but one major factor in that decision will be what’s best for TV. There’s nothing contractually obligating them to shoot their wedding, but for the right price … they’d be all about it.
– TMZ.com
★ The “Full House” house, aka the San Francisco Victorian at 1709 Broderick Street used in the opening credits of the iconic sitcom and its sequel, went on the market in May and – in the perfect happy ending – the creator of “Full House” has purchased it in a circa-$4 million deal. TV producer Jeff Franklin says renovations are needed on the 1883 home, after which he plans to decorate the interior to match the sets of the show. He’ll then film scenes for “Fuller House”, and eventually rent the place out to the public.
– “Hollywood Reporter”
★ And singer Britney Spears’ rise to stardom is about to be explored in a 2017 Lifetime biopic simply titled “Britney”. The unauthorized TV movie will star Natasha Bassett (“Hail, Caesar!”) as the pop singer and feature a number of famous names from Paris Hilton to Jenna Dewan. The film begins with Britney’s show biz debut on “The Mickey Mouse Club” when she was just 11-years-old. “Britney” is expected to air on Lifetime sometime in January.
– ContactMusic.com

TODAY’S SHOW BIZ SKED:
• “Conan” (TBS/CTV) – Dinosaur Jr (“Give a Glimpse of What Yer Not”).
• “Daily Show” (Comedy Central) – John Legend (“Darkness & Light”).
• “Last Call With Carson Daly” (NBC) – Banks & Steelz (“Anything But Words”).
• “Late Late Show With James Corden” (CBS/CTV) – CRX (“New Skin”).
• “Late Night With Seth Meyers” (NBC/CTV) – Miranda Lambert (“The Weight of These Wings”).
• “Late Show With Stephen Colbert” (CBS/Global) – DJ Khaled (“Major Key”).
• “Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” (NBC/CTV2) – John Mayer (“The Search For Everything”, coming in 2017)
• “The Voice” (NBC/CTV2) – Viewer votes pick the top 3 of the 5 remaining contenders; the other 2 are eliminated.

BS MUSIC NOTES:
• Bon Jovi – They’ve added 8 more shows in late March and early April to the 2017 leg of their “This House is Not for Sale” tour. The new shows begin in Chicago IL March 26th and end in Toronto ON April 10th.
• Justin Bieber – The 22-year-old pop megastar has revealed a new leg of shows for his “Purpose World Tour” one the European portion wraps in June. The shows kick off next August 5th with a gig at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena CA.
• Muse – Frontman Matt Bellamy’s father’s band The Tornados made it to #1 on the pop charts back in 1962 with the instrumental song “Telstar”.
• The Weeknd – His new album “Starboy” has debuted at #1 on today’s new ‘Billboard 200′ album chart.

THIS WEEK’S VIDEO RELEASES:
Coming out on DVD, Netflix, Google Play and/or other video providers …
• “Jason Bourne” ( PG-13 Action Thriller ): ‘Bourne’ again! Director Paul Greengrass and star Matt Damon reunite for the first time since 2007 s “Bourne Ultimatum” for this latest installment about the former CIA operative . This time around ‘Bourne’ is drawn out of hiding to uncover hidden truths about his past. Co-stars Tommy Lee Jones, Alicia Vikander, Vincent Cassel.
• “The Secret Life of Pets” ( PG Animated Comedy ): A terrier named ‘Max’ regularly invites his friends to hang out at his place while his owner is gone, but his quiet life is upended when said owner also takes in ‘Duke’, a stray mutt whom ‘Max’ instantly dislikes. Voice cast includes Louis CK, Eric Stonestreet, Kevin Hart, Lake Bell.
• Also being released: “Family Guy Season 14″ (TV); “Just Eat It” (Documentary); “Mad Max High Octane Collection” (Compilation); “Scream Queens – Season One” (TV); “The Shannara Chronicles: Season One” (TV); and “SMART: Specialized Mobile Animal Rescue Team” (Documentary).

WORLD’S GREATEST HUGGERS:
While the Swedish have a reputation of being reserved, a recent study shows that they’ll hug just about anyone … except their boss. According to research by the Swedish Red Cross, 90% of Swedes embrace somebody at least once a week, with women aged 30-44 being the most active huggers. (It’s -30 degrees … they’re just trying to get warm!)
– Sourced from AP

CARNIVOROUS CASH:
The new Bank of England £5 banknote is not suitable for vegans. It’s been getting bad press in some quarters for being … made with animal fat. While vegans are protesting it, certain sections of the population have their fingers crossed that they don’t change the note too much. Why? Because all around the London’s media watering holes, private members’ clubs, VIP lounges, and parliamentary bars we’re hearing the same thing … the new fiver is an absolute winner when it comes to vacuuming up coke. (Only using a £5? How downscale.)
– PopBitch.com

LEFTY POWER:
Left-handed people often perform better than right-handers at fast or difficult tasks that involve lots of information or stimuli, according to recent research. For instance, left-handers might be better at playing fast-paced computer games, talking while driving in heavy traffic, or piloting a jet fighter – all of them activities that need both hemispheres of the brain to process information. (Yeah, but ask them to use scissors and they have a meltdown.)
– ANI Science & Health

WAYS TO LOWER YOUR ENERGY BILL:
• Set your water heater no higher than 120 F/49 C. Replace it if it’s more than 10-years-old.
• Turn off lights when not in use.
• Keep your fireplace damper closed when not in use.
• Check your dryer vent cap to be sure it closes tightly when not in use.
• Replace or clean your furnace filter every 1-to-3 months.
• Choose ‘Energy Star’-designated appliances and products.
• Install and use a programmable thermostat.
• Add insulation to the attic.
• Replace your refrigerator if it’s more than 10-years-old.
• Replace your heating & cooling system if it’s old and inefficient.
– “Better Homes & Gardens”

CRYING IS A GOOD THING:
If weddings, graduation ceremonies, and cute animal commercials cause you to melt into a puddle of tears, take comfort … you’re not alone. Nobody quite knows why people cry when they’re happy, but a Yale University psychology study suggests we might shed tears to regulate particularly intense feelings. Researchers have found that people who exhibit negative responses to positive things (like crying at a wedding) are able to moderate strong feelings more effectively than others. And individuals who can regulate their emotions are generally happier and less distressed than those who can’t. (Admit it, a good cry feels pretty great!)
– “Business Insider”

BLOODY RARE:
The oldest and most common blood type is ‘O’. Types ‘A’ and ‘B’ evolved later and ‘A-B’ is the newest and rarest, being just 500-to-1,000 years old. Less than 3% of the population is type ‘A-B’. But that’s not the rarest blood type by any means. A type known as ‘Bombay blood’ (subtype ‘h-h’) has been found in just 3 people in the world. (So, good luck getting a transfusion.)
– “Focus Magazine”

BEST SEATS IN THE SKY:
Money no object for you? Here’s a new ranking of the top 1st Class airline cabins in the world …
1. Etihad Airways – Includes a 6 ft-10 in flat bed, armchair, and closed doors.
2. Singapore Airlines – Allows guests to dine together in their 1st Class suite.
3. Emirates – Has sliding privacy doors, a mini bar, ambient lighting, and a vanity mirror.
4. Qantas – Includes a bedding down service with pillows, blankets, and a sheepskin mattress.
5. Cathay Pacific – Enjoy fine wines, á la carte dining, and private suites.
(These sound a lot more comfy than ‘Bring Your Own Sandwich Class’.)
– @MailOnline

BS AMAZING FACTS:
• TV comedy “Friends” sometimes used stand-ins for its main cast members who looked nothing like them.
– TheLadBible.com
• The most historically accurate recent Oscar-nominated movie is “Selma” and the least is “The Imitation Game”.
– “Quartz”

BS CHRONOMETER 12.06.16

TODAY’S CELEBIRTHDAYS . . .
1956 [60] Peter Buck, Oakland CA, retired rock guitarist (REM-”Losing My Religion”, “Everybody Hurts”)

1967 [49] Judd Apatow, Syosset NY, movie producer (“Bridesmaids”, “Pineapple Express”)/movie director (“Knocked Up”, “The 40 Year Old Virgin”)

BS REASONS TO PARTY . . .
• “Gazpacho Day”, in celebration of the spicy but cold Spanish soup. To look like a real rube, order some in a restaurant, then blow on it to cool it down.

• “International Bad Hair Day”, a day to flaunt it if you’ve got it!

• “Miners Day”, saluting the ‘men of the deeps’ who toil away daily underground.

• “Pawnbrokers Day”, celebrated on “St Nicholas Day”, the saint who, among other things, is the patron saint of pawnbrokers.

• “Put on Your Own Shoes Day”. This is it, boys and girls. Time to prove you’re a big kid now.

• “St Nicholas Day”, commemorating the 4th-century bishop who died December 6, 342 AD and from whom the traditions of ‘Santa Claus’ and exchanging gifts were derived. No wonder he’s the patron saint of both children and merchants! Many European kids awake today to find candy and oranges in their shoes, or if they’ve been bad … a piece of coal.

THIS DAY IN SHOW BIZ . . .
2005 [11] Director Ang Lee’s “Brokeback Mountain”, starring Heath Ledger & Jake Gyllenhaal, premieres in NYC (goes on to win 3 Academy Awards)

TODAY’S MUSIC EVENT . . .
2008 [08] Beyoncé’s 3rd album “I Am Sasha Fierce” debuts at #1 (as had her first 2)

TODAY’S FIRST . . .
2003 [13] Army becomes the 1st team in NCAA major college football history to finish its season 0-13, by losing to Navy 34-6

TODAY’S RECORD . . .
2013 [03] The Fender Stratocaster electric guitar played by Bob Dylan at the 1965 Newport Folk Festival is sold at auction in NYC for a record $965,000 (had been in the possession of a NJ family for 48 years after Dylan left it on a private plane)

COMING UP . . .
[Wed] International Civil Aviation Day
[Wed] Special Kids Day
[Thurs] “Taraji’s White Hot Holidays” special (FOX)
[Thurs] Grammy Awards nominees announced
[Fri] “La La Land”; “Office Christmas Party” open in movie theaters
[Fri] 11th Women in Music Event (NYC)
This Week Is … Recipe Greetings For the Holidays Week
This Month Is … World AIDS Month

BULL’S BITS

BS WORST THINGS ABOUT BEING A TALL GUY:
✗ Walking into chandeliers or door frames … especially after a couple of drinks.
✗ Trying to get into a group photo with short people.
✗ Finding suits that fit; finding shoes that fit.
✗ People telling you that you’re tall … as if you don’t know.
✗ Compact cars.
✗ People constantly asking, “Are you good at basketball?”
✗ Short beds.
✗ People carrying umbrellas around you … at eye level.
✗ Trying to get comfortable on a plane.
✗ Everyone looks up to you … but only in a literal way.
– Adapted from “Metro”

BS RANDOM JOKE:
I refuse to have a battle of wits with somebody who is unarmed!

BS GOOD OR BAD?
You run down the list while a crew member/guest/phone caller ranks each item as simply ‘good’ or ‘bad’ …
• Christmas trees in pots, which you can plant later. Good or bad?
• Buying your kid the ‘must-have’ toy. Good or bad?
• Computerized Christmas lights that twinkle on & off in time to music. Good or bad?
• Imitation bacon bits. Good or bad?
• ‘Secret Santa’ gift exchanges at work. Good or bad?
• All-inclusive vacations. Good or bad?
• Office Christmas parties. Good or bad?
• Giving gift cards for store shopping. Good or bad?
• Soy beverage milk substitute. Good or bad?
• Rating things as simply good or bad. Good or bad?

BS U-PICK TRIVIA:
• Which is a compulsory school subject in Armenia?
a. Armenian.
b. Chess. [CORRECT]
c. Girls’ Facial Hair Grooming.

• Which is NOT another name for ‘Santa Claus’ somewhere in the world?
a. ‘Papa Noel’.
b. ‘Father North’. [CORRECT. He's known as 'Papa Noel' in Peru and Brazil while Russians refer to the big guy as 'Grandfather Frost', but there's no 'Father North'.]
c. ‘Grandfather Frost’.

• Which animal has the largest heart in proportion to its body size?
a. Blue whale.
b. Giraffe. [CORRECT]
c. The boss at Christmas bonus time.

BS PHONE STARTER:
☎ What odd thing do you always carry in your purse or wallet?

BS WATER COOLER QUESTION:
Question: The collective weight of all of THIS in your body totals about 4 lbs (2 kg).
Answer: Bacteria.
– Sourced from Scripps Media

BS DEEP THOUGHT:
Curiosity never killed anything … except maybe a few hours.


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