Friday, February 23, 2018 – Edition: #6163

Have Another Sheetload!

★ Ten more presenters have been announced for the 90th Oscars telecast.   Newly announced presenters include Gal Gadot, Mark Hamill, Armie Hammer, Oscar Isaac, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Gina Rodriguez, Eva Marie Saint, Wes Studi, Kelly Marie Tran and Zendaya.   Hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, the Oscars will air on Sunday, March 4.
★ Jennifer Lawrence made headlines for wearing a sleeveless Versace dress during a outdoor photo session in London where the temperature was in the 40s (F). Some people called out the contrast between Lawrence’s wardrobe and her male colleagues, who were all in jackets. They saw it as the literal picture of sexism in Hollywood. J-Law took to her Facebook to respond, calling those comments “utterly ridiculous”, and to drive home her point, she pointed out that she voluntarily wore the dress outside for just five minutes before going back indoors. She said that she “Would have stood in the snow for that dress because I love fashion and that was my choice. This is sexist, this is ridiculous, this is not feminism”
(I wouldn’t stand outside in the cold for love nor money. Well, MAYBE money…)
★ Wendy Williams is taking three weeks off. She has been diagnosed with hyperthyroidism and Graves’ disease. Williams made the announcement on her show, where she also talked about her symptoms, which include sleeping issues and irritability, among others. Her 3-week break, which she says was ‘prescribed’ by a doctor, began yesterday. What is Graves disease? It’s an autoimmune health issue which leads to an overactive thyroid.
★ CBS has selected the potential heir to Tom Selleck’s treasure trove of open-buttoned Hawaiian shirts. The network has tapped Jay Hernandez to play the title role in its reboot of Magnum P.I. Hernandez will don the Detroit Tigers ball cap and (ideally) the mustache made famous by Selleck over seven seasons of playing Thomas Magnum. For Hernandez, it will be his first regular series role since the shortlived Fox drama “Gang Related”. He has also appeared on Scandal and in the movies Suicide Squad and Bad Moms.
★ Ryan Reynolds has a new job title — liquor brand owner! Aviation American Gin announced that the actor is the brand’s new owner on Wednesday. Reynolds says that Aviation is the best tasting gin in the world, and when he tried it, he knew he wanted to get involved with the company. And he joked about his new gig in an Instagram post, captioning a pic of himself holding a bottle of the gin: “I own nothing in this photo. Except that gin company”. He says he likes his Aviation “on the rocks”.
(I’ve gotta ask: Is ‘Aviation’ the best name for a booze company?)
★ Megan Fox says that Hollywood is “morally bankrupt”. She slammed “the industry”, insisting those working behind the scenes “don’t really care” about the welfare of their actors, as long as they “survive” during filming. According to Fox, “There’s not a lot of concern about what’s right for individuals. “As long as you survive filming and they’ve gotten what they need from you they don’t really care if you drop dead afterwards. It doesn’t matter if you break an arm or you break a leg.”
(I’m getting the feeling that she must’ve been asked to do her own stunts…)
★ “LA Ink” star Kat Von D has secretly tied the knot. The reality TV star announced on Instagram that she married her beau Rafael Reyes, who more commonly goes by the name of Leafar Seyer.

• “Jimmy Kimmel Live” (ABC/Global): Saoirse Ronan, Kyle Chandler, Joey Dosik
• “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” (CBS/Global): Anderson Cooper, Maz Jobrani, Margo Price ( R )
• “The Late Late Show with James Corden” (CBS/CTV): Tyra Banks, Matt Smith ( R )
• “The View” (ABC/CTV): Guest co-host Tamar Braxton
• “The Talk” (CBS): Marie Osmond, Jason Lewis
• “Live with Kelly and Ryan” (ABC/CTV): Mae Whitman, Chris Byrne
• “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” (NBC/CTV): Josh Duhamel
• “Big Brother: Celebrity Edition” (CBS): Houseguests compete live to win the Power of Veto, and then a Houseguest is evicted and interviewed by Host Julie Chen
• “The 3rd Annual Howie Mandel Stand-Up Gala” (CW): Stand-up performances from the Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal. Included: Cedric the Entertainer; Cristela Alonzo; Ron Funches; Orny Adams; Gad Elmaleh; John Heffron; Martin Urbano; and Gina Yashere. Howie Mandel hosts
• “2018 Winter Olympics” (NBC/CBC): Bobsled, Speed Skating, Snowboarding, Alpine

• “UFC Fight Night” (FOX): Josh Emmett vs. Jeremy Stephens in a featherweight bout in Orlando
• “Royal Hearts” (HALLMARK): Kelly, a hopeless romantic in Montana eager to finish her dissertation, and her father, Hank, a rancher, receive news that he has inherited an estate from a faraway land
• “2018 Winter Olympics” (NBC/CBC): Bobsled, Figure Skating Gala, Curling, Men’s Hockey (Gold Medal Final)

• “The Bachelor” (ABC): The Women Tell All
• “The Walking Dead” (AMC): Rick faces new difficulties after a battle. Meanwhile, the fight continues in other communities as core members face hard decisions.
• “2018 Winter Olympics” (NBC/CBC): Olympic Winter Games Closing Ceremony

• Justin Bieber – There’s a new exhibit dedicated to him at a museum in hometown of Stratford, Ont. ‘Steps to Stardom’—the first-ever exhibit dedicated solely to Bieber – tells the origin story of his rise to fame. Items on display include an old hockey bag, a personal letter from Michelle Obama, and just about everything in between, including library cards, old notes and anything else someone’s grandparents would save…plus a genuine pair of (clean) Bieber underwear. (Can that be called the exhibit’s ‘centerpiece’?)
• Frank Ocean – is suing producer Om’Mas Keith over songwriting credits on his 2016 album ‘Blonde’. The suit alleges that the producer tried to register as a co-writer on 11 of the songs from the album.
• Smashing Pumpkins – Billy Corgan has revealed 8 new song titles from the upcoming reunion album. According to his Instagram post, they will be: ‘Alienation’, ‘Travels’, ‘Silvery Sometimes’, ‘Solara’, ‘With Sympathy’, ‘Marchin’ On’, ‘Knights of Malta’, and ‘Seek and You Shall Destroy’.
• Toto – are celebrating their 40th anniversary with the release of “All In”, a deluxe box collecting all of their albums released from their 1978 debut through 1999’s “Mindfields”. The set is due this fall and available for pre-order now.
• Foreigner – have announced details for their first live orchestral tour to coincide with the release of the live album “Foreigner With The 21st Century Symphony Orchestra & Chorus” on April 27th. The Spring run of orchestral dates goes from March 16-April 4 in the U.S.
• Eagles – have added five new dates to the ever-growing tour. The band announced additional nights in Newark, NJ, Detroit, MI, and Inglewood, CA–as well as bonus dates in Chicago and New York City. All are in September and October.
• Soft Cell – the duo behind the 1981 hit ‘Tainted Love’, will reunite for their first show in 15 years — to say goodbye. Vocalist Marc Almond and producer and multi-instrumentalist Dave Ball will take the stage Sunday, Sept. 30 in London at the O2 Arena for a show they’ve dubbed “Say Hello, Wave Goodbye,” after one of their early singles.
• John Legend – had his luggage stolen at Kennedy Airport last March. A 63 year-old man was convicted this week for stealing the Louis Buitton bag containing a pair of $25,000 cufflinks from an unattended luggage cart.
•William Shatner – ‘Captain Kirk’ has signed a recording deal with Heartland Records Nashville.
The 86 year-old “is currently working on a very special project that will be released later this year.” He already has 8 albums to his credit.
• Brad Paisley – will co-headline the seventh annual Watershed Music and Camping festival, Aug. 3-5 at the Gorge Amphitheater in George, Wash. Brantley Gilbert, Brad Paisley and Blake Shelton also top the bill. Other acts announced so far include Cole Swindell, Dustin Lynch, Big & Rich, Morgan Evans, Jillian Jacqueline, Chris Lane, LOCASH, Cassadee Pope, Granger Smith and Brett Young, with more to be announced in the coming weeks.
• Cam – After discovering that only one female country artist — Lauren Alaina — is nominated in this year’s iHeartRadio Music Awards, she had some strong words for both the awards and for country radio. Among her Tweets: “The majority of country listeners are female but apparently we prefer listening male singers so we can ‘dream about them being [our] boyfriend’ (actually said to me),” and in response to a radio station’s poll on who should win Country Music Artist of the Year: “Sure hope #iHeartAwards picks the hottest one, cause that’s all my lady-brain can understand!”

• “Game Night” (R-Rated, Comedy/Mystery): A group of friends who meet regularly for game nights find themselves trying to solve a murder mystery. (Jason Bateman, Rachel McAdams, Kyle Chandler)
• “Annihilation” (R-Rated, Action/Adventure): A biologist signs up for a dangerous, secret expedition where the laws of nature don’t apply. (Natalie Portman, Jennifer Jason Leigh)
• “Beast of Burden” (R-Rated, Action/Adventure): Sean Haggerty only has an hour to deliver his illegal cargo…An hour to reassure a drug cartel, a hitman, and the DEA that nothing is wrong…An hour to make sure his wife survives…And he must do it all from the cockpit of his Cessna. (Daniel Radcliffe, Grace Gummer)
• “Mute” (Not Rated, Drama/Fantasy): A mute bartender goes up against his city’s gangsters in an effort to find out what happened to his missing partner. (Alexander Skarsgård, Paul Rudd, Justin Theroux)

We learned this week that the reason Super Mario wears a cap is that in his first appearance in Donkey Kong, the limited video game graphics of the time made it difficult for game programmers to create hair movement when the character jumped. And he did tend to jump! We imagine that you can find information like that in the upcoming ‘Super Mario Bros. Encyclopedia’, a 256 page book that’s filled with information and artwork about the 17 games that were released as part of the Super Mario series. True to its name, the encyclopedia provides character information, developer interviews, and other interesting details. The book is being released as part of the 30th Anniversary celebrations of the famous plumber. It goes on sale Oct. 23 and will cost about $40.
(So put THAT in your Mario shopping Kart!)

Although you might feel like death in the morning after one of your weekend shenanigans, it turns out that when it comes to living a long life – booze may actually help you stick around longer. More so than even working out! A new study claims drinking a couple of glasses of beer or wine a day is more important than exercise for living past 90. Dr Claudia Kawas, a specialist in neurology from the University of California, spoke about the research at a recent conference. She firmly believes that modest drinking improves longevity. The study showed people who drank about two glasses of beer or wine a day were nearly 20 percent less likely to experience a premature death. Those who spent 15 to 45 minutes per day doing physical activity also were reported to reduce their risk of early death, but only by about 11 per cent.
(I figure if I drink while I’m on the treadmill, I’ll be around forever!)
(Newsflash: If you’re 90 and doing ANYTHING, I don’t think you have to worry too much about an early death!)
(My Grandad drank a bottle a day and lived to be 93. He didn’t remember a thing after he turned 20, though…)

(According to a survey by the website SaucyDates)
✗ “You’re almost as good as my ex.”
✗ “Get it over with as quickly as possible.”
✗ “What do you want for dinner tomorrow?”
✗ “I’m breaking up with you after this.”
✗ “Is that it?”
✗ “What should I do next?”
✗ “What’s your sister like?”
✗ “What’s the time?”
✗ “I can’t do it.”
✗ (Ranking at #1) “What was your name again?”


1952 [66] Brad Whitford, Winchester MA, rock guitarist (Aerosmith-‘I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing’, ‘Sweet Emotion’)/Rock & Roll Hall of Fame (2001)

1965 [53] Michael Dell, Houston TX, founder & CEO of Dell Computer/net worth $23.3 billion as of 2018

1969 [49] Daymond John, Queens NY, CEO of FUBU/TV personality (“Shark Tank” since 2009)

1981 [37] Josh Gad, Hollywood FL, movie actor (“Frozen”, ”Jobs”)/Broadway actor (“The Book of Mormon”)

1983 [35] Emily Blunt, London UK, movie actress ( “The Girl On the Train”, “The Devil Wears Prada”)/Mrs John Krasinski since 2010 COMING UP: “Mary Poppins Returns” 2018

1983 [35] Aziz Ansari, Columbia SC, TV actor (“Parks & Recreation” 2009-15)/standup comedian (“Live at Madison Square Garden”)

1994 [24] Dakota Fanning, Conyers GA, movie actress (“Twilight Saga”, “The Runaways”)

1966 [52] Billy Zane, Chicago IL, movie actor (“Zoolander”, “Titanic”)

1977 [41] Floyd Mayweather Jr, Grand Rapids MI, boxing champ/world’s highest-paid athlete in 2015/held world titles in five weight classes/retired with a 50-0 record

1991 [27] O’Shea Jackson Jr, LA CA, movie actor (“Straight Outta Compton”)/son of rapper Ice Cube

TV actress Téa Leoni (“Madam Secretary”) is 52; Movie actor Sean Astin (“Lord Of the Rings”) is 47; Netflix personality Chelsea Handler (“Chelsea”) is 43; TV actress Rashida Jones (“Angie Tribeca”) is 42

• “Curling is Cool Day”, celebrating the Winter sport of curling … basically a drinking game with some housecleaning interspersed.

• “Dog Biscuit Appreciation Day”. A recent poll of pet owners finds that about ⅓ have eaten dog food at one time or another, most likely just to see what it tastes like (Or to gross out their sister!)

• “Diesel Engine Day”, on this day in 1893, Rudolf Diesel received a patent for his diesel engine. Instead of gasoline, this engine burns fuel oil and uses compressed air in the cylinder instead of a spark to ignite the fuel.

• “Stand Up to Bullying Day”, a semi-annual event in which participants sign and wear a pink shirt to take a visible stance against bullying. The color of the shirts is based on a campaign started by Travis Price and David Shepherd, two students who took a stand for a fellow student who was bullied for wearing a pink shirt to school.

• “Banana Bread Day”, the first cookbooks mentioning banana bread were published during the Great Depression. Culinary historians believe that a resourceful housewife who did not want to throw away over-ripe bananas may have invented the original recipe.

• “Tortilla Chip Day”, saluting the invention by Rebecca Webb Carranza of Los Angeles during the 1940s. Rather than tossing misshaped tortillas from an automated tortilla machine into the trash, she decided to cut them into triangles, fry them, and sell them for a dime a bag. They were an immediate hit!

• “World Bartender Day”, a day designed for you to appreciate the staff at your favorite watering hole. They work hard to keep their customers happy and often don’t get paid very well.

• “Open That Bottle Night” … you know, the one that’s gathering dust in your wine cellar, or maybe that 20-year-old bottle of Scotch you were given as a gift. What are you saving it for?

• “Clam Chowder Day”, a day to add a little heat to your Winter with a bit of bacon, onion, and flour; some diced potatoes and a can of clams, simmered in clam juice and milk. Add lots of black pepper. And don’t forget the hot sauce!

• “Chocolate-Covered Peanuts Day”, a great reason to celebrate a popular sweet treat. Dipping nuts and fruit into chocolate became popular from the 19th century onwards. However, the first nuts covered in chocolate were sold commercially in America in 1925, with Goobers being the oldest brand.

• “National Don’t Utter a Word Day”. You see, the world is made up of talkers and listeners … and the listeners need a rest.

2013 [05] At the 33rd Golden Raspberry Awards, Rihanna is named ‘Worst Supporting Actress’ for her role in the sci-fi action flick “Battleship”

2010 [08] Britain’s Culture Ministry declares The Beatles’ Abbey Road Studios in London a protected historic site

1997 [21] Scientists in Scotland announce the 1st successful cloning of an adult mammal, ‘Dolly’ the sheep

1992 [26] Residents of Auckland, New Zealand complete the tallest tower made entirely of LEGO blocks … 65 feet, 2 inches (19.9 m)

2000 [18] Santana wins 8 Grammys for the album “Supernatural”, tying Michael Jackson’s record for the most awards in a single night


• ‘My Bad’minton
• Synchronized Selfies
• Can’t Uneven Bars
• CryAthalon
• Fleekstyle Skiing
• 100 meter Meh
• So boreding
• Figure Vaping
• Texting and walking
• Beard Growing
• Working three jobs praying you don’t get sick because a day off might mean you can’t pay rent because you have to pay for a degree you can’t use but were told that if you don’t get you’ll end up working three part time jobs and be unable to pay rent.
• As long as they all get a medal for taking part, that’s all that matters…

✓ In mixed curling, it’s acceptable to play with your best friend’s wife.
✓ You can score more than once in each end.
✓ You can do it in 8 houses in less than 2 hours.
✓ You get to shoot your rocks 16 times in just 1 game.
✓ You can use your rubber more than once.
✓ Short is not always bad.
✓ In mixed curling, women always shoot first.
✓ You can yell “Hurry, hurry, hard!” without anyone taking much notice.
✓ Men don’t fall asleep when play is completed.
✓ The ice-maker always cleans the sheets after you play.
-Published in BS in 2017

• What is the most outrageous thing that you have seen someone do while behind the wheel?

Sometimes I just can’t prevent clean thoughts from entering my mind.

Question: According to a survey, 22% of us can do this all by ourselves. What is it?
Answer: Eat an entire pizza

Everyone knows how to raise children…except the people who have them.

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