Tuesday, February 9, 2016        Edition: #5627


Sheeters Always Prosper!

BS SHOW BIZ BUZZ:
★ CBS-TV’s “The Good Wife” is wrapping up after its current 7th season. The long-running legal/political drama starring Julianna Margulies is apparently down to its final 9 episodes. A  statement from Margulies says: “As we close the book on our beloved show, I am humbled and grateful to know that together, we created and were a part of something truly remarkable.” Since its debut in 2009, “The Good Wife” has won 5 Emmys, including acting accolades for Margulies, Archie Panjabi, and guest stars Martha Plimpton and Carrie Preston.
– ContactMusic.com
★ Movie star Woody Harrelson has applied for a medical marijuana dispensary licence in Hawaii. The “Hunger Games” actor applied for the permit in Honolulu County on behalf of his company, Simply Organic Living. Hawaii’s Department of Health will notify those with successful applications in April. Applicants must have $1 million cash, plus $100,000 for each of their planned dispensary locations. They also must have been residents of Hawaii for more than 5 years. Hawaii became the first US state to legalize medical marijuana 16 years ago.
– “Hollywood Reporter”
★ Whoopi Goldberg, Martin Short, and George Takei are among actors participating in an experimental stage show with no rehearsal and no director. A rotating cast will appear in “White Rabbit Red Rabbit”, during which the stars will have to improvise as they are only given scripts for the first time as they step onstage. Producers guarantee each night will bring its share of surprises. The play premiered at Scotland’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 2011 and has since been translated into 15 languages and performed worldwide. NYC’s limited engagement kicks off March 7th at off-Broadway’s Westside Theatre.
– WENN.com

TODAY’S SHOW BIZ SKED:
• “Daily Show” (Comedy Central/CTV) – The Suffers (“The Suffers”).
• Fleetwood Mac Fest (Los Angeles CA) – A 2-night charity benefit at the Fonda Theater celebrating the music of Fleetwood Mac begins. Performers include Alison Mosshart, Carly Rae Jepsen, Cold War Kids, Courtney Love, Juiliette Lewis, Kesha, and Perry Farrell.
• “Jimmy Kimmel Live” (ABC/CityTV) – Nothing But Thieves (“Nothing But Thieves”).
• “Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” (NBC/CTV2) – Thomas Rhett (“Tangled Up”).

BS MUSIC NOTES:
• Adele – She’s officially been named the biggest-selling artist worldwide in 2015 by the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry after smashing chart records to smithereens with her 3rd album “25″.
• A$AP Rocky – He’s heading to the superhero world by lending his voice to a character in the new mobile videogame “Marvel Avengers Academy”. The hip hop star voices the teen version of ‘Falcon’, a member of the superhero group “The Avengers”.
• Beyoncé – Her upcoming “Formation World Tour” sees the superstar playing the largest venues of her career, visiting baseball and football stadiums throughout North America April-June, then hitting the UK and Europe this Summer. It kicks off April 27th in Miami FL.
• Chris Stapleton – He has the only country album in the top 10 of today’s new ‘Billboard 200′. “Traveller” also remains atop the ‘Top Country Albums’ listing.
• Elle King – The 26-year-old “Ex’s and Oh’s” singer has confirmed her boyfriend Fergie has asked her to marry him on a sailboat under the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco CA. This is the first marriage for King, daughter of actor Rob Schneider & former model London King.
• Katy Perry – “People” magazine reports that she & actor Orlando Bloom have been spotted together twice in a week, causing relationship rumors to heat up.
• Rihanna – She’s atop today’s new ‘Billboard 200′ chart with her new album “Anti”. It’s the biggest jump to #1 on the “Billboard” countdown in 8 years. It also marks Rihanna’s 8th album to reach the top 10.
• Thomas Rhett – While the rap genre is definitely Nelly’s musical home, he seems to enjoy vacationing in country. Nelly just released a cover version of Rhett’s recent hit “Die a Happy Man”, adding his own smooth twist to the song.

THIS WEEK’S VIDEO RELEASES:
Out today on DVD, Netflix, Google Play and/or other video providers …
• “Crimson Peak” ( R-Rated Horror Thriller ): Director Guillermo del Toro’s latest follows an aspiring author who finds herself in a house that breathes, bleeds … and remembers the past. There, she’s torn between love for a childhood friend and the temptation of a mysterious outsider. Stars Mia Wasikowska, Jessica Chastain, Tom Hiddleston, Charlie Hunnam.
• “Love the Coopers” ( PG-13 Comedy ): Some 6 weeks after the holiday season someone decided it might be a good idea to release this family Christmas movie. When 4 generations of a clan come together for their annual Christmas Eve celebration, a series of unlikely events turns the night upside down. Stars Diane Keaton, John Goodman, Ed Helms, Alex Borstein.
• “Spectre” ( PG-13 Action Adventure ): With Sam Mendes directing and Daniel Craig returning as agent ’007 , this is the 24th official ‘James Bond’ movie since “Dr No” kicked it all off in 1962. This time around, a cryptic message from ‘Bond’s past sends him on a trail to uncover a sinister organization. Co-stars Christoph Waltz, Monica Bellucci, Ralph Fiennes.
• Also released today: “The Carol Burnett Show: Treasures From the Vault” (Classic TV); “Hee Haw: Kornfield Klassics” (Vintage TV); “The Leftovers: The Complete 2nd Season” (HBO TV); “MI-5″ (Brit TV); and “Welcome to Leith” (Documentary).

TOP GUITAR SOLOS?
Here’s an argument starter. Who recorded the best-ever guitar solo on a classic hit song? Here’s one ranking …
10. Paul Gilbert on “To Be With You” by Mr Big.
9. Alvin Lee on “I’m Going Home” by Ten Years After.
8. Mark Knopfler on “Sultans of Swing” by Dire Straits.
7. Dimebag Darrell on “I’m Broken” by Pantera.
6. Angus Young on “You Shook Me All Night Long” by AC/DC.
5. Adrian Smith on “Stranger In a Strange Land” by Iron Maiden.
4. Craig Chaquico on “Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now” by Starship.
3. Paul Kossoff on “All Right Now” by Free.
2  Scott Gorham on “Dancing in the Moonlight (It’s Caught Me in Its Spotlight)” by Thin Lizzy.
1. Eddie Van Halen on “Beat It” by Michael Jackson.
– “Metro”

WHY WE HAVE SEASONS:
Dividing the year into seasons was once a useful tool. The word ‘season’ itself comes from  Latin, meaning ‘a sowing or planting’. Long ago it was important for farmers to have a grasp on the changing weather for planting and harvesting. Today the overwhelming majority of us don’t need to plan our crops – and that’s probably a good thing, because the calendar can be pretty far off. The coldest parts of the year can begin weeks before Winter technically arrives, while Summer weather often sticks around well into Fall. So how did we end up with this wonky calendar? Blame the Romans. Roman territory was insulated by large bodies of water, which meant that temperatures tended to line up with the solstices. That simply isn’t true for everyone these days, as not every place has the same climate factors at work. (Hello, Niño!)
– “It’s Okay to Be Smart”

BEST JOB PERKS:
Companies offering some of the most unusual, enticing perks …
5. World Wildlife Fund – Employees at the nonprofit take Friday off every other week, known as ‘Panda Fridays’.
4. Spotify – Provides 6 months of paid parental leave, plus 1 month of flexible work options for parents returning to the office. Also covers costs for egg freezing and fertility assistance.
3. Salesforce – Employees receive 6 days of paid volunteer time off a year, as well as $1,000-a-year to donate to a charity of their choice.
2. REI – Encourages its employees to get outside by offering 2 paid days off a year called ‘Yay Days’ to enjoy their favorite outside activity.
1. Netflix – Offers 1 year of paid maternity and paternity leave to new parents. It also allows parents to return part-time or full-time and take time off as needed throughout the year.
– GlassDoor.ca

FANTASTIC ‘F-WORDS’ TO FURTHER YOUR VOCABULARY:
A few seldom-used words to make you sound more colorful …
✓ ‘Falsiloquence’ – A lying, deceitful statement.
✓ ‘Flamfoo’ – An old Scots dialect word for a gaudily over-dressed woman.
✓ ‘Famgrasp’ – To shake hands in agreement.
✓ ‘Fanfaron’ – An arrogant boaster.
✓ ‘Fang-Faker’ – Victorian slang for a dentist.
✓ ‘Fescennine’ – Anything obscene, lewd, or licentious.
✓ ‘Fillyloo’ – A noisy uproar or exclamation.
✓ ‘Firkytoodle’ – A verb meaning to fondle or caress someone.
✓ ‘Firtle’ – To look busy despite doing very little.
✓ ‘Flapdoodle’ – A 19th century slang word for nonsense.
✓ ‘Fuzzle’ – A Scottish word for just enough liquor to make someone feel slightly intoxicated.
– MentalFloss.com

DID YOU KNOW?
• More things live on your skin than there are humans on planet Earth,
• Speaking of skin, during your lifetime your skin will replace itself an average of 900 times.
– List25.com

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TODAY’S CELEBIRTHDAYS . . .
1943 [73] Joe Pesci, Newark NJ, movie actor (“Casino”, Academy Award-”Goodfellas”)

1963 [53] Travis Tritt, Marietta GA, country singer (“Love Of a Woman”, “Best of Intentions”)

1976 [40] Chad Wolf, Charleston SC, pop singer (Carolina Liar-”I’m Not Over”, “Show Me What I’m Looking For”)

1979 [37] Richard On, Rockville MD, rock singer-guitarist (OAR-”Shattered [Turn the Car Around]“, “This Town”)

1979 [37] Zhang Ziyi, Beijing, China, movie actress (“Memoirs Of a Geisha”, “Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon”)

1987 [29] Rose Leslie, Aberdeen, Scotland, TV actress (‘Ygritte’ on “Game of Thrones” since 2012, “Downton Abbey” 2010)

1987 [29] Michael B Jordan, Santa Ana CA, movie actor (“Creed”, ”Fantastic Four”)

TODAY’S BS REASONS TO PARTY . . .
• “Bagels & Lox Day”, a food holiday celebrating the deli favorite that involves topping a fresh-baked bagel with salmon fillet that has been cured.

• “Develop Alternative Vices Day”, a day to change your habits and improve yourself.

• “Extraterrestrial Culture Day”, an officially acknowledged day in New Mexico (particularly Roswell) that celebrates our past, present, and future relationships with extraterrestrial visitors.

• “Mardi Gras”/”Fat Tuesday”/”Shrove Tuesday”/”Pancake Day”/”Carnaval”, always 46 days before Easter and traditionally the final chance to indulge before the austerity of Lent. In Latin, ‘carne vale’ means ‘farewell to meat’. The day is marked by masked balls, lavish costumes, floats, parades, torchlight processions, dancing, fireworks, and feasting on all sorts of foods. Some of the biggest celebrations are in New Orleans, Louisiana; Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; and Nice, France. Many of the traditions date to the 14th century.

• “Olney Pancake Race”, when the women of Olney, England run a 415-yard course while carrying a pan of pancakes. The tradition goes back more than 500 years. For the past 66 years, a mirror event has been staged in Liberal, Kansas in which the town women compete against those in Olney UK for best time in the “International Pancake Race”.
NET: http://olneypancakerace.org

• “Read In the Bathtub Day”, an excuse to luxuriate in a steamy tub with a great novel. (Not on your eReader … zap!)

• “Stop Bullying Day”, the kickoff of “Stop Bullying Week”, when schools are encouraged to conduct classes on how to stop bullying in schools and neighborhoods. Sponsored by Hey UGLY (Unique Gifted Lovable You).
NET: http://www.heyugly.org

• “Toothache Day” in honor of the feast day of St Apollonia, patron saint of dentists and those suffering from toothaches.

THIS DAY IN SHOW BIZ . . .
2009 [07] Ringo Starr of The Beatles becomes the 2,401st person to be added to the Hollywood Walk Of Fame during a ceremony that marks the 50th anniversary of the attraction

TODAY’S MUSIC EVENT . . .
2014 [02] In celebration of the 50th anniversary of The Beatles’ first appearance on “The Ed Sullivan Show”, CBS-TV airs the star-studded special “The Night That Changed America: A Grammy Salute to the Beatles”

TODAY’S RECORD . . .
1997 [19] 1st NHL coach to win 1,000 career games (Scotty Bowman, Detroit Red Wings)

COMING UP . . .
[Wed] Ash Wednesday
[Thurs] Get Out Your Guitar Day
[Thurs] Pro Sports Wives Day
[Thurs] Satisfied Staying Single Day
This Week Is … Children of Alcoholics Week
This Month Is … Bird Feeding Month

BULL’S BITS


THE MAGIC 8-BALL FOR MILLENNIALS:
Give it a shake and expect an answer to float up akin to the following …
• “Sure, why not”
• “Whatevs”
• “Obvi”
• “Yas!”
• “Shake again and chill”
• “Nobody cares”
• “Meh”
• “If you say so”
• “L-M-A-O”
• “I can’t even”
• “It me”
• “I-D-G-A-F”
– Thanks to Heather Wheat

BS PHONE STARTER:
☎ What’s the strangest appliance you own and what does it do?

BS U-PICK TRIVIA:
If you are left-handed and male, odds are greater that you are also which?
a. A twin. [CORRECT]
b. A motorcycle owner.
c. A lonely, lonely guy.
– PA News

BS RANDOM JOKE:
I don’t understand you. You don’t understand me. So what else do we have in common?

BS WATER COOLER QUESTION:
Question: As many as 15% of women do THIS on Valentine’s Day.
Answer: Send themselves flowers.

BS DEEP THOUGHT:
Happiness is a positive cash flow.


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