Tuesday, February 21, 2017 – Edition: #5916

Here, Have Another Sheetload!

★ Former “One Tree Hill” actor Chad Michael Murray says he had no idea who Sam Phillips was when he signed on to play the man who discovered Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, and Jerry Lee Lewis. Murray plays the influential DJ-turned-record label boss in the new TV series “Sun Records”, and says he’s now a big fan of his character after researching his life and career. The CMT series premieres this Thursday.
– WENN.com
★ Lisa Marie Presley’s children are being taken care of by their grandmother. It was reported last week they’d been placed in the care of California’s Department of Children & Family Services after Lisa claimed to have found indecent photos and videos of children on her estranged husband Michael Lockwood’s computer. However, her 71-year-old mother Priscilla has now revealed the two kids are living with her until the divorce situation is resolved.
– MailOnline
★ And Paris Hilton’s ‘Gold Rush’ fragrance has been recognized as the ‘Fragrance Of the Year’ at the 3rd annual “Hollywood Beauty Awards”. The 36-year-old businesswoman won the accolade at a star-studded event at the Avalon Hollywood in Los Angeles. She says she’s ”so proud and honored”.
– BangShowbiz.com

• “Conan” (TBS/CTV) – Coldplay’s Chris Martin. Rerun.
• “Ellen” (syndicated/CTV2) – Jennifer Lopez (“Shades of Blue”, 2nd season debut March 5th).
• “Jimmy Kimmel Live” (ABC/CityTV) – Cee-Lo Green (“Heart Blanche”). Rerun.
• “Last Call With Carson Daly” (NBC) – Strawberry Girls (“Italian Ghosts”).
• “Late Late Show With James Corden” (CBS/CTV) – Noah Cyrus (f/Labrinth- “Make Me Cry”).
• “Late Night With Seth Meyers” (NBC/CTV) – Gwen Stefani (“The Voice”); Tove Lo (“Lady Wood”).
• “Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” (NBC/CTV2) – Future (self-titled).
• “Wendy Williams” (syndicated) – Ricky Martin (“A Quien Quiera Escuchar”).

• Drake – He says he doesn’t want his latest Grammy Awards because it “feels weird” to accept rap prizes for what he considers a pop song. He won ‘Best Rap/Sung Performance’ and ‘Best Rap Song’ for his track “Hotline Bling”.
• Ed Sheeran – During his travels over the past year he headed to Iceland to see the Northern Lights. But after ill-advisedly putting his foot in a boiling geyser, he ”melted the skin off” and had to be rushed to hospital by helicopter. Hence, he missed seeing the Aurora Borealis.
• “Fifty Shades Darker Soundtrack” – It’s debuted atop the new ‘Billboard 200’ album chart, the 1st soundtrack to hit #1 since the “Suicide Squad” album at the end of last Summer.
• Rihanna – The 29-year-old is launching her makeup brand Fenty Beauty by Rihanna this Autumn. The brand has taken to social media to share details about the upcoming reveal. It’s going to be available at Sephora stores.
• Ted Nugent – He’s considering running against Kid Rock as Michigan’s next Senator. Quote: “If these GOP sonsabitches don’t get it right this time I will come charging as the ultimate ‘We the pissed off people’, ‘Mr Fixit’, constitutional, firebreathing, shitkicker candidate from hell!”

Coming out on DVD, Netflix, Google Play and/or other video providers …
• “Bad Santa 2” ( R-Rated Crime Comedy ): This is a sequel to the 2003 holiday season comedy. Fueled by cheap whiskey, greed and hatred, ‘Willie’ (Billy Bob Thornton) teams up once again with his angry little sidekick ‘Marcus’ (Tony Cox) to knock off a Chicago charity on Christmas Eve. Co-stars Kathy Bates, Christina Hendricks.
• “Hacksaw Ridge” ( R-Rated War Drama ): Directed by Mel Gibson, who hasn’t helmed a film since “Apocalypto” (2006). This is the true-life saga about a conscientious objector who serves as a medic and saves 75 lives in the Battle of Okinawa during WW2. Andrew Garfield stars as real-life US Medal of Honor winner Desmond T Doss.
• “Manchester By the Sea” ( R-Rated Drama ): The latest from writer/director Kenneth Lonergan is about a solitary Boston janitor (Casey Affleck) whose life is transformed when he returns to his hometown to take care of his teenage nephew. Co-stars Casey Affleck, Michelle Williams, Kyle Chandler, Gretchen Mol. The film has 6 Oscar nominations, including ‘Best Picture’.
• “Nocturnal Animals” ( R-Rated Drama) – A film by designer-turned-moviemaker Tom Ford that
is a story inside a story, in which the first part follows a wealthy art gallery owner (Amy Adams), who receives a book manuscript from her ex-husband (Jake Gyllenhaal), a man she left 20 years earlier. The second part follows the actual manuscript itself, called “Nocturnal Animals”.
• Also being released: “Blood On the Mountain” (Documentary); “Grace & Frankie: Season 2” (Netflix); “The Level” (TV); “Seasons” (Documentary) and “Ultimate Beastmaster” (Netflix).

Scientists are developing a deeper understanding of what’s going on in our brains when sex, drugs, and rock & roll make us high. Neuroscientists at Montréal’s McGill University have
run experiments with music that reliably produces intense feelings, including Radiohead’s “Creep”, Pink Floyd’s “Comfortably Numb”, and Mozart’s “Overture: The Marriage of Figaro”. It’s been found that music uses the same reward pathways in the brain as food, drugs, and sexual pleasure. Turns out even sad songs can be pleasurable, releasing the same chemical (prolactin) that mothers produce during breastfeeding. It’s previously known from animal studies that the same areas of the brain affected by opioids are affected by food and sex, but not much was known about music’s effect because (most) animals don’t enjoy music. (Our fish rocks!)
– “Popular Science”

A new puppy is a lot of work. Scottish beer-maker BrewDog understands the challenges new puppy parents are under, so the company is now offering ‘paw-ternity leave’. On top of inviting its employees to bring their dogs to work, BrewDog is now giving its workers a 1-week paid leave to care for a new canine companion. A company rep says: “Having dogs in our offices makes everyone else more chilled and relaxed, but we know only too well that having a new arrival can be stressful for human and hound both.” Don’t worry, the company also offers ‘enhanced maternity and paternity pay’ for 2-legged arrivals. (What if your pet has a litter of 6? Month-and-a-half off?)
– GrubStreet.com

✓ Don’t isolate yourself. Sometimes you need to force yourself to socialize.
✓ You don’t owe anyone anything. True friends won’t emotionally blackmail you.
✓ Let go of anger. It only raises your blood pressure.
✓ Set boundaries. Even family members require these at times.
✓ People will take advantage of you if you let them. Strike a balance between being nice and being a doormat.
✓ You can’t change people. Only they can change themselves.
✓ Don’t rely on other people for your personal happiness.
✓ It’s harder to get back into physical shape than it is to just maintain it.
✓ You should say no to things you don’t want to do … and yes to things you do want to do.
✓ “Someday” is today.
– Adapted from List25.com

Urban cyclists encounter many dangers, one of the worst being ‘dooring’ – the collision that results when the driver of a parked car opens the car door into an oncoming pedaler’s path. To prevent these accidents, drivers in The Netherlands rely on a simple practice that’s been dubbed ‘The Dutch Reach’. After parking, drivers reach for their car door’s handle using their right arm instead of their left, even though the latter is closer to the door. This method forces drivers to pivot their bodies so they look over their shoulders, allowing them to notice oncoming cyclists on the street. Dutch children learn this habit from teachers and parents, and it’s even included on driving tests. (Such a simple solution to a major danger.)
NET: http://www.dutchreach.org
– “The Telegraph”

According to new research by traffic information company Inrix that ranks 1,000 cities based on average commuter time stuck in traffic per year …
1. Los Angeles CA … 104 hours.
2. Moscow, Russia … 91 hours.
3. NYC NY … 89 hours.
4. San Francisco CA … 83 hours.
5. Bogota, Colombia … 80 hours.
6. São Paulo, Brazil … 77 hours.
7. London UK … 73 hours.
8. Atlanta GA … 71 hours.
9. Miami FL … 65 hours.
10. Paris, France … 65 hours.
– Metro.co.uk

The first ever Muslim-friendly ‘modest’ fashion show is taking place at the iconic Saatchi Gallery in London UK. The clothes comply with Muslim values but the designers say they get interest from women of all faiths and cultures who simply want to cover up a bit more. One fan who’s watched the catwalk shows says: “It’s about wearing clothes and looking nice without having to reveal a lot of skin.” Some 40 designers from around-the-world have are displaying their garments at the 2-day event. According to the organizers, ‘modest fashion’ is one of the fastest growing consumer segments. It’s estimated 1-in-3 people in the world will be Muslim by 2030 … a huge market by any measure. (Is Ivanka Trump looking into this?)
NET: http://tinyurl.com/ztmouvt
– Sky News

• Filipinos make up about ⅓ of all cruise-ship workers.
– “California Sunday”
• Some ex-pat Bolivians and Peruvians are prepared to pay up to $30 for a guinea pig that they eat on special occasions.
– BBC.co.uk


1955 [62] Kelsey Grammar, St Thomas, US Virgin Islands, TV actor (5 Emmy Awards-“Frasier” 1993-2004)/movie actor (“X-Men: The Last Stand”)

1979 [38] Tituss Burgess, Athen GA, TV actor (‘Titus Andromedon’ on “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” since 2015)

1979 [38] Jennifer Love Hewitt, Waco TX, TV actress (“The Client List” 2012-13, “Ghost Whisperer” 2005-10)/movie actress (“Garfield”, “I Know What You Did Last Summer”)

1987 [30] Ellen Page, Halifax NS, movie actress (“Inception”, “Juno”)

1996 [21] Sophie Turner, Northampton UK, TV actress (‘Sansa Stark’ on “Game of Thrones” since 2011)

• “Card Reading Day”, a day to have your future foretold with tarot cards.

• “Single Tasking Day”, a day to focus on one project at a time. Studies show you’ll likely end up accomplishing more.

• “Sticky Bun Day”, an annual food holiday saluting the ooey-gooey buns you just can’t turn down.

• “UN International Mother Language Day”. (In school, Latin was always a real mother.)

2011 [06] An NYU professor has an experimental life-blogging camera removed from his head after his immune system rejects the implant (an attempt at a real-life “Truman Show”)

2012 [05] Adele flips off producers at the “Brit Awards” when she is ushered off stage before finishing her acceptance speech for her ‘Album Of the Year’ win for “21”

2012 [05] In an anti-Kremlin protest, female band Pussy Riot performs an impromptu, obscenity-filled song at the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour in Moscow (they’re promptly ejected, and later arrested for hooliganism)

2014 [03] A statue of Kurt Cobain crying a single tear is unveiled in the late Nirvana frontman’s hometown of Aberdeen WA

1997 [20] Spice Girls’ “Wannabe” becomes the 1st debut single by a British group to top North American charts since The Beatles

2013 [04] Scientists discover that bumblebees have the ability to sense electric fields around flowers, enabling them to identify specific flowers for pollination

2008 [08] In one of eBay’s most expensive sales to date, the online auction house brokers a deal between an American music collector and an Irish buyer for 3 million albums & singles in various formats at a cost of about $1 per item

[Wed] “Brit Awards” (ITV)
[Wed] Margarita Day
[Thurs] Curling is Cool Day
[Thurs] Dog Biscuit Day
This Week Is … Build a Better Trade Show Image Week
This Month Is … Bake for Family Fun Month


• America’s satellite defence system is just a Go-Pro on a really tall tree.
• Of the 11 secret herbs & spices in KFC, 9 are illegal barbiturates.
• The last 8 presidents have all been Richard Nixon in disguise.
• The annual Department of Defence budget is less than Kellyann Conway’s makeup bill.
• 87% of all American TV commercials feature someone opening a refrigerator and being greeted by a talking sandwich.
• Steve Bannon is considering kicking the White House to the curb for a chance to fight in the UFC.
• How Donald Trump gets his hair to do that.

☎ Guys, describe the ideal wife.

Strangely addictive cat reality TV from Iceland, “Keeping Up With the Kattarshians” …
NET: http://nutiminn.is/kattarshians/

What is the scientist that studies rocks called?
a. Dendrologist
b. Geologist [CORRECT]
c. Proctologist
– TriviaCrack.com

I try to take one day at a time, but sometimes several days attack me at once.

Question: 1-in-5 of us are able to do THIS every day.
Answer: Wake up without an alarm clock.

To err is human. To blame it on someone else is even more human.

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