Friday, February 12, 2016        Edition: #5630


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BS SUBSCRIBER NOTE:
“The Bull Sheet” is off for a beach week February 15-19 inclusive. Subscribers will receive account credits for missed service days. Next edition of “BS” is for Monday, February 22nd.

BS SHOW BIZ BUZZ:
★ Today’s revamped edition of “Playboy” has gone non-nude … sort of. 28-year-old Dree Hemingway, great-granddaughter of novelist Ernest Hemingway, is the ‘March Playmate’ for the first so-called ‘new-look’ issue of the 62-year-old magazine. She and social media personality Sarah McDaniel pose both scantily clad and naked while partly covering themselves strategically with their hands, bed sheets, or rugs. So is there nudity or not? While there’s no more full-frontal, there certainly are flirty, natural shots of women with some, or no, clothes.
– Canoe.ca
★ The first-ever Grand Ole Opry feature-length concert movie, “American Saturday Night: Live From the Grand Ole Opry”, is playing at 200+ movie theaters beginning tonight. Brad Paisley, Blake Shelton, and Darius Rucker as well as The Band Perry and Brett Eldredge appear in the concert film, which was shot August 31st, 2015. The film provides a virtual front-row seat and VIP all-access pass to live performances and backstage conversations. “American Saturday Night” will expand to more theaters later in the year.
NET: http://www.oprymovie.com
– CountryStandardTime.com
★ And Khloe Kardashian’s new late-night TV talk show has been picked up by FYI network for 15 more episodes. The “Keeping Up With the Kardashians” star launched “Kocktails with Khloe” January 20th and the premiere episode became the fledgling channel’s highest-rated show ever (that’s not saying a lot). Khloe, who recently welcomed interviewees like Diddy, Snoop Dogg, and sisters Kourtney Kardashian and Kylie Jenner, is now set to continue drinking and gossiping with guests until June. The show is set up in the style of a dinner party, with guests invited to join Khloe in the kitchen, dining room, and lounge.
– ContactMusic.com

BS WEEKEND SHOW BIZ SKED:
• “The Bachelor at 20: A Celebration of Love” (ABC) – Sunday a review of the show’s 20 seasons; fan-favorite couples; Jade Roper & Tanner Tolbert’s wedding.
• “Bitten” (Space) – Tonight in the 3rd and final season premiere, ‘Elena Michaels’ (Laura Vandervoort) is violently attacked and forced to defend herself by any means necessary.
• “Ellen DeGeneres Show” (syndicated/CTV2) – Today DNCE (“Cake By the Ocean”).
• “Last Call With Carson Daly” (NBC) – Tonight Drenge (“Undertow”). Rerun.
• “Late Night With Seth Meyers” (NBC/CTV) – Tonight Carly Rae Jepsen (“Emotion”). Rerun.
• “Late Show With Stephen Colbert” (CBS/Global) – Tonight Grace (“Memo”). Rerun.
• “Live With Kelly & Michael” (syndicated/CTV) – Today a celebration of Kelly’s 15th anniversary as co-host.
• MusiCares Person Of the Year (LA CA) – Saturday Jimmy Kimmel hosts a salute to veteran singer Lionel Richie for his creative accomplishments and charitable work. Tributes by Chris Stapleton, Dave Grohl, Demi Lovato, Florence Welch, John Legend, Lady Antebellum, Luke Bryan, Pharrell Williams, Rihanna, Usher, Stevie Wonder, and Zac Brown. Proceeds from the 26th annual tribute go to a fund that provides musicians with a place to turn in times of financial, medical, and personal need.
• NBA All-Star Game (TBS/TNT/TSN/Sportsnet) – Sunday Sting headlines the halftime show at Toronto’s Air Canada Centre. It’s the 1st time the event is being held outside the US in its 65-year history.
NET: http://www.nba.com/allstar/
• “Saturday Night Live” (NBC/Global) – Host Melissa McCarthy (“The Boss”, opening April 8th); musical guest Kanye West (“The Life of Pablo”), making his 5th appearance.
• “Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” (NBC/CTV2) – Tonight Brandi Carlile (“Give Up the Ghost”). Rerun.
• “The Tonight Show Valentines Day Special” (NBC) – Sunday a Valentine celebration that includes memorable moments, celebrity interviews, sketches & games.
• “Vinyl” (HBO) – Sunday the debut of a new series about the recording industry set in NYC in the wild 1970s. Stars Bobby Cannavale, Olivia Wilde, Ray Romano, Birgitte Hjort Sørensen, and Juno Temple. Executive produced by Martin Scorsese & Mick Jagger.
• “The Walking Dead” (AMC) – Sunday the Season 6 mid-season premiere episode “No Way Out” follows events from “Start to Finish”, which aired in November. ‘Daryl’ (Norman Reedus), ‘Abraham’ (Michael Cudlitz), and ‘Sasha’ (Sonequa Martin-Green) have their hands full dealing with a terrifying biker gang calling themselves ‘The Saviors’.

BS MUSIC NOTES:
• Adele – Tonight she’s warming up for her big night at the Grammy Awards (Monday) by performing a gig at The Wiltern in Los Angeles. Only fans registered on her website Adele.com can pick up tickets for the surprise show.
• Blake Shelton – He has confirmed that his girlfriend Gwen Stefani will be joining him as an advisor on the next season of “The Voice” (NBC). They became an item while shooting last season, on which both were judges. Gwen’s rotating hot seat will be taken by the show’s original judge Christina Aguilera for the new season, beginning February 29th.
• Carly Rae Jepsen – Tonight she begins another leg of touring behind her latest album “Emotion”. The new dates begin in Raleigh NC and wind up March 26th in Huntington NY.
• Diddy – Sean Combs is hosting a post-Grammy Awards party at LA’s Playboy Mansion Monday night. Richard Branson, billionaire founder of Virgin Group, is delivering the ‘keynote address’ at the invite-only fundraiser that benefits Community Inspiring Today’s Youth (CITY).
• Gwen Stefani – She’s set to make history at the Grammy Awards when she performs the video for her new single, “Make Me Like You”, live. The video will fill a 4-minute commercial break during the CBS-TV telecast, becoming the 1st video ever created on live TV.
• Vince Gill – Today the country veteran releases his 1st album in 4 years, “Down to My Last Bad Habit”, which includes the lead single “Take Me Down” f/Little Big Town.

TODAY’S MOVIE OPENINGS:
• “Deadpool” ( R-Rated  Action Adventure ): Ryan Reynolds stars as a former Special Forces operative-turned-mercenary who is subjected to a rogue experiment that leaves him with accelerated healing powers and adopting the alter ego ‘Deadpool’. Co-stars Morena Baccarin, TJ Miller, Ed Skrein. A sequel is already in development.
NET: http://deadpool.com
• “How to Be Single” ( R-Rated Romantic Comedy ): What 6 lonely New Yorkers all have in common is the need to learn how to be single in a world filled with ever-evolving definitions of love. Based on the 2008 novel by “Sex & The City” writer Liz Tuccillo. Stars Dakota Johnson, Rebel Wilson, Leslie Mann, Alison Brie.
NET: http://howtobesinglemovie.com
• “Zoolander 2″ ( PG-13 Comedy ): In this sequel to the 2001 film, ‘Derek’ and ‘Hansel’ are modeling again when an opposing company attempts to put them out of business. Ben Stiller stars and directs; co-stars Owen Wilson, Penélope Cruz, Will Ferrell, and Kristen Wiig. Features approximately 1 gazillion cameos.
NET: http://www.zoolander.com
• Opening in limited release: ” Of Mind and Music” (Musical Drama); “Providence” (Romantic Drama); “Touched With Fire” (Romantic Drama); and ” Where to Invade Next” (Documentary).

ON BUYING GIFTS FOR MEN:
You usually can’t miss buying a card, flowers, and chocolate for a woman. But what can you get a guy for Valentines Day? A few ideas …
✓ When in doubt … buy him a cordless drill.
✓ If you cannot afford a cordless drill, buy him anything with the word ‘ratchet’ or ‘socket’ in it.
✓ Do not buy men socks. Do not buy men ties. And never buy men bathrobes.
✓ You can buy men new remote controls to replace the ones they have worn out.
✓ Buy men label-makers. Almost as good as cordless drills. Within a couple of weeks there will be labels absolutely everywhere.
✓ Never buy a man anything that says ‘Some Assembly Required’ on the box.
✓ Rope. Men love rope. It takes them back to their cowboy origins, or at least the Boy Scouts.
✓ It’s hard to beat a really good wheelbarrow or an aluminum extension ladder. Never buy a man a stepladder. It must be an extension ladder. No one knows why.
– Adapted from CarTalk.com

DID YOU KNOW?
The average person spends 2 weeks of his/her life kissing.
– List25.com

BS CHRONOMETER 02.12.16


TODAY’S CELEBIRTHDAYS . . .
1968 [48] Josh Brolin, LA CA, movie actor (“Hail, Caesar!”, “No Country For Old Men”)

1970 [46] Jim Creeggan, Toronto ON, pop-rock bassist (Barenaked Ladies-”Another Postcard”, “One Week”)

1980 [36] Christina Ricci, Santa Monica CA, 5-ft movie actress (“The Smurfs 2″, “Monster”)

SATURDAY –
Indie rock singer Matt Berninger (The National) is 45; Rock bassist Todd Harrell (3 Doors Down) is 44; Pop singer Robbie Williams (“Angels”) is 42; Pop singer Feist (“1-2-3-4″) is 40; Movie actress Mena Suvari (“American Beauty”) is 37; Pop-rock drummer Dash Hutton (Haim) is 31; Celebrity offspring Prince Michael Jackson Jr is 19.

SUNDAY –
Billionaire former NYC mayor Michael Bloomberg is 74; Magician Teller (Penn & Teller) is 68; Movie actor Simon Pegg (“Star Trek”) is 46; Pop singer Rob Thomas (Matchbox Twenty) is 44.

TODAY’S BS REASONS TO PARTY . . .
• “Darwin Day”, commemorating the birth anniversary of Charles Darwin (February 12, 1809). The day is to highlight Darwin’s contribution to science and to promote science in general.
• “Lincoln’s Birthday”, celebrating the 1809 birth of the 16th president of the USA (1861-65). The “President’s Day” holiday, celebrated annually on the 3rd Monday of February, honors the birthdays of both presidents Lincoln and Washington.
• “Lost Penny Day”, set aside to collect all of those wasted pennies stashed in jars and drawers around the house and donate them to charity. Because a penny saved is … a waste of time.

SATURDAY –
• “American International Toy Fair”, the 113th edition of the largest toy trade show in the Western Hemisphere through Tuesday in NYC. This is the exhibition where many of today’s most popular toys were 1st introduced over the years.
NET: http://www.toyfairny.com
• “Galentine’s Day”, an observance invented by Amy Poehler on NBC-TV’s “Parks & Recreation” as a chance to get your best gals together (friends, mom, coworkers, etc) and revel in being female. A few ways to celebrate …
NET: http://www.peaceloveanddecorating.com/galentines-day
• “Get a Different Name Day”, set aside to give us opportunity to pick one we’d really like. Find listeners with really odd names and ask them what nickname they’d like to be called.
• “World Radio Day”, a UN observation adopted on November 3, 2011 by UNESCO’s 36th General Conference. It was originally proposed by Spain. (Shouldn’t we get the day off?)

SUNDAY –
• “#AntiSelfieDay”, an invention of dating app Loveflutter because, in its opinion, the popularity of selfies is creating ‘worrying trends’, not to mention making us totally narcissistic.
NET: http://tinyurl.com/mmfrxam
• “Autism Sunday”, observed annually on the 2nd Sunday of February, a day of awareness for Autism & Asperger Syndrome, which affects an estimated 60 million people around-the-world.
• “Donor Day”, the 19th annual observance encouraging us to fill out an organ & tissue donation card and also to donate blood. How appropriate that it’s on the day when we give hearts.
• “Pet Theft Awareness Day”, promoting awareness of the need for pet protection in public places.
NET: http://bit.ly/eGmgAE
• “Quirky Alone Day”, a reminder to value yourself, develop your individuality, and celebrate the possibilities available to single people today.
NET: http://quirkyalone.net
• “Valentines Day”, the most widely celebrated unofficial holiday. A few interesting facts …
– The Catholic Church recognizes at least 3 different saints named Valentine, all of whom were martyred, one for performing secret weddings for young lovers.
– Pope Gelasius declared February 14th “St Valentine’s Day” around 498 AD, in part to replace the ancient Roman fertility festival “Lupercalia”.
– About 1 billion Valentine cards are exchanged, making it the 3rd largest card-sending occasion after Christmas and Fathers Day. It’s also the 4th-biggest flower-selling occasion.
• “World Marriage Day”, an annual recognition of married couples on the 2nd Sunday of February, with particular attention focused on those married longest.

THIS DAY IN SHOW BIZ . . .
2009 [07] Hollywood writers strike ends after 100 days (of really bad TV)

TODAY’S MUSIC EVENTS . . .
2005 [11] Led Zeppelin is awarded a ‘Lifetime Achievement Grammy’ (while one of the biggest rock groups of their time, they never actually won a Grammy Award during their 12-year history)

2007 [09] 20 years after splitting up, The Police announce plans to launch a North American tour (over the next year it grosses $362 million)

2009 [07] A full frontal nude B&W photo of Madonna is sold at auction for $37,500 (taken in 1979 when Madonna Louise Veronica Ciccone was a 20-year-old dancer trying to make ends meet in NYC)

2012 [04] At the Grammy Awards, Adele wins ‘Song Of the Year’ and ‘Record Of the Year’ (“Rolling In the Deep”), as well as ‘Album Of the Year’ (“21″)

TODAY’S FIRSTS . . .
2005 [11] The city of San Francisco CA begins issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples

2011 [05] XXI Winter Olympics opening ceremony in Vancouver BC

TODAY’S RECORD . . .
2009 [07] General Motors reports a record loss of $40 billion for the previous year, offers buyouts to 74,000 workers

COMING UP . . .
[Mon] 58th Grammy Awards
[Mon] Presidents Day (USA)
[Mon] Family Day (AB/ON/SK)
[Mon] Westminster Dog Show begins (NYC)
[Mon] Clean Out Your Computer Day
[Wed] “Survivor Kaoh Rong: Brains vs. Brawn vs. Beauty” debuts (CBS/Global)
This Week Is … Children of Alcoholics Week
This Month Is … Celebration of Chocolate Month

BULL’S BITS


ADVANCED STATS FOR RELATIONSHIPS:
• ND7: Netflix Disputes per Week
• RSMH: Restless Sleeper Mattress Heat Map
• OZ%: Overreaction Zone Percentage
• SAR: Sexts Above Replacement
• iFON: Independent Fries Ordering Necessity
• BoWNfreq: Borrowing Without Notice Frequency
• A/E: Apology per Error
• LiWoS: (Rate of) Listening Without Solving
– Thanks to François Vincent

CONVERSATION HEARTS FOR SINGLE PEOPLE ON VALENTINES DAY:
• ‘DON’T CRY’
• ‘U GOT THIS’
• ‘I ROCK’
• ‘ME 4EVA’
• ‘NOKCUPID’
• ‘ME+NETFLIX’
• ‘HOLD ON’
• ‘IT GTS BTR’
• ‘TIME 2 SHINE’
• ‘U R BTFUL’
• ‘MASTURB8′
• ‘RLY, DON’T CRY’
– Thanks to Aminata Dia

I PANTS YOU, VALENTINE:
Ever try substituting the word ‘Pants’ for the word ‘Love’ in song lyrics? You might end up with oddities like …
• “PANTS Me Like You Do”
• “PANTS Me Harder”
• “How Deep Is Your PANTS”
• “PANTS Yourself”
• “PANTS in This Club”
• “Can’t Help Falling in PANTS”
• “If You Had My PANTS”
• “Drunk on Your PANTS”
• “What the World Needs Now Is PANTS”
• “Bleeding PANTS”

BS RANDOM JOKE:
I like the open road, but not the open plumbing.

BS U-PICK TRIVIA:
Which of the following has NOT been a symbol of Valentines Day?
a. Gloves
b. Tomatoes
c. Salami [CORRECT]

BS PHONER STARTER:
☎ What’s the absolute worst Valentine gift you’ve ever received? (An online poll finds the worst for a woman would be roses with a card … addressed to someone else.)

BS WATER COOLER QUESTION:
Question: It is estimated 11% of us will do THIS on Valentines Day.
Answer: Call an ex.

BS DEEP THOUGHT:
Does killing time damage eternity?


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