Friday, February 26, 2021 — Edition: #6926
Have a Sheety Weekend!
BS SHOW BIZ BUZZ:
★ When is season 2 of “Tiger King” coming to Netflix? According to a couple of the original cast members, it could be very, very soon. This week, the sleuths at ‘What’s on Netflix’ discovered that two people from season 1, zoo manager John Reinke and jet skiier James Garretson, have both mentioned a second season in videos shot for Cameo. Reinke, who has claimed he didn’t get paid squat for the first season of Tiger King, says, “Get ready, yup, believe it or not, there’s another season gonna come out pretty soon so keep your eyes out for that.” Meanwhile, Garretson has made several mentions of season 2 in his videos – even speculating that it will be released in March or April.
★ Tom Holland has revealed the title of his third “Spider-Man” movie. “Spider-Man: No Way Home” is scheduled for release in theaters Dec. 17, though of course, that will depend on how the COVID-19 situation. The actual plot isn’t known, but the ‘No Way Home’ part in the title seems like a clue that the widely-held assumption the film will involve the Marvel multiverse in some capacity is true. Benedict Cumberbatch is confirmed to appear as ‘Doctor Strange’, and Alfred Molina will play ‘Doctor Octopus’, the same character he played in 2004’s “Spider-Man 2.” Jamie Foxx is supervillain ‘Electro’, which he played in 2014’s “The Amazing Spider-Man 2.”
★ Sacha Baron Cohen has ruled out the possibility of reprising his role as ‘Borat’ for a third film, insisting he’s done with “dangerous” disguise movies. He debuted his Kazakhstani alter-ego in “Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan” in 2006, before releasing the sequel “Borat Subsequent Moviefilm” last year. Cohen said: “There were a couple of times I had to put on a bulletproof vest to go and shoot a scene, and you don’t want to do that too many times in your life.” He feels he was “pretty lucky to get out this time”, so he has no plans to do it again, preferring to “stay with the scripted stuff.” (Rudy Giuliani thanks you!)
★ (***CAUTION — ‘Ass’***) MTV’s “Beavis And Butt-Head” will return with an all-new movie on Paramount+. The new adaptation was announced during ViacomCBS’s Paramount+ launch event, in a Zoom call featuring the two characters. In the clip, Butt-Head says: “So like, uh…we’re making a movie,” to which Beavis adds: “And it’s gonna be on Paramount+ — kick-ass.” They then continue to laugh about the fact that Beavis said “mount”. Launched in 1993, Beavis And Butt-Head quickly became a force in pop culture and started a television revolution with its satirical commentary on youth and adolescence.
TODAY’S SHOW BIZ SKED:
• “Jimmy Kimmel Live” (ABC/Global): Will Arnett, Rosamund Pike, NAV featuring Gunna (R)
• “The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon” (NBC/CTV): The Network
• “Late Night with Seth Meyers” (NBC/CTV): Will Forte, Annie Mumolo (R)
• “The Late Late Show with James Corden” (CBS/CTV): Regina King, Amanda Gorman (R)
• “The View” (ABC/CTV): Day of Hot Topics
• “The Talk” (CBS): Adam Brody, Coby Bell
• “Live with Kelly and Ryan” (ABC/CTV): Constance Zimmer, Andrew Copley
• “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” (NBC/CTV): Taye Diggs, guest host Tiffany Haddish
• “The Kelly Clarkson Show” (CHECK LOCAL LISTINGS): Soleil Moon Frye, Freddie Prinze Jr., Jonathan Tucker
• “The Drew Barrymore Show” (CHECK LOCAL LISTINGS): Chloë Grace Moretz, Kevin Frazier
• “RuPaul’s Drag Race” (VH1): In the face of a pandemic that shut down film and TV production worldwide, the resilience and ingenuity of the Season 13 queens made “herstory,” becoming one of the first shows to be shot in the age of COVID-19.
• “Beyond the Headlines: Surviving Child Abduction and Imprisonment” (LIFETIME): Two abduction survivors share their stories following the premiere of “Girl in the Basement”.
• “It Was Always You” (HALLMARK): A woman’s engagement plans get thrown into disarray when her fiancé’s free-spirited brother returns home.
• “Saturday Night Live” (NBC): Nick Jonas hosts and performs.
• “78th Annual Golden Globe Awards” (NBC): Celebrating the best in TV and film; Amy Poehler and Tina Fey host; Jane Fonda and Norman Lear are honored.
• “The Walking Dead” (AMC): The first of Season 10’s six bonus episodes.
BS MUSIC NOTES:
• Post Malone – It looks like he still has a major summer gig. In spite of the fact that Glastonbury has been canceled for 2021, the Reading and Leeds Festivals have announced they are planning to go ahead. The twin events will see Malone, Liam Gallagher, and Queens of the Stone Age perform Aug. 27-29, plus Doja Cat, Lewis Capaldi, Charli XCX and more.
• Taylor Swift — is at the top of Billboard’s Hot Country Songs chart for the first time since ‘We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together’ in 2013. Her re-recorded version of ‘Love Story’, subtitled “Taylor’s Version” is also her first song to top that chart in its debut week.
• 50 Cent – has teamed up with TV mogul Kenya Barris to bring his bestselling book “The 50th Law” to the small screen. 50 and Barris, who’s behind hit show “Black-ish,” are developing a series for Netflix.
• Paul McCartney – has written his memoirs – sort of. He’ll release the book “The Lyrics: 1956 to the Present” on Nov. 2, in which he traces his life through 154 songs, from his teens and early partnership with John Lennon to his solo work over the past half century.
• Bruce Springsteen — was fined $500 after pleading guilty to consuming alcohol at a federally run New Jersey beach, and prosecutors dropped drunk driving and reckless driving charges. His response when asked how long he needed to pay the fine: “I think I can pay that immediately, your Honor.”
• The Tragically Hip – will receive the 2021 Humanitarian Award at the Juno Awards on May 16. The award honors their music and philanthropic work. In a statement, the group said it is “honored”, and its “admiration for past recipients makes it impossible not to feel humbled as well.”
• Stevie Wonder – told Oprah that he plans to move to the West African nation of Ghana to shield his grandchildren and great grandchildren from racial injustice in the U.S. He’s been considering the move to the country that he’s “fallen in love with” since 1994, as “there’s more of a sense of community there.”
• Thomas Rhett — is following in Miranda Lambert’s footsteps, announcing 3 nights of shows at Billy Bob’s Texas in May. He’ll be performing at the venue May 6-8, in his first live concerts since October 2019. Lambert has shows booked at Billy Bob’s Texas April 22-24.
• Travis Tritt – says he will return to his “no-frills classic country outlaw sound” with his first full-length album of original songs in more than a decade when he releases “Set in Stone” on May 7. The single ‘Smoke in A Bar’ drops March 5.
SHOOTING THE BULL
With all the garbage that is posted on social media, it’s never been more important to ensure young children are unable to access it until they reach a reasonably appropriate age. Unfortunately, a new study found kids can easily bypass age restrictions guarding social media accounts – simply by lying. Researchers from Lero, the Science Foundation Ireland Research Centre for Software, says pretty much all major social media platforms, including Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp, Snapchat, TikTok, Messenger, and Skype are severely lacking in proper age verification protocols. They examined age verification processes across those platforms, and concluded that all kids need to do to open an account is say they are at least 16 — without providing any proof. They say essentially, these platforms work off of the honor system, which “results in children being exposed to privacy and safety threats such as cyberbullying, online grooming, or exposure to content that may be inappropriate for their age.”
(Fortunately, NO ONE lies on social media…)
(On the other hand, I can confirm that on some (matchmaking) sites, it’s also very hard to pretend that you’re YOUNGER…)
(And the funny thing is…most of the immature crap posted there…didn’t come from kids!)
NEWS OF THE WEIRD:
➢ A burger restaurant in Toronto, ON has renamed items on its menu so that customers can expense them, a move that social media users are calling “genius”. Good Fortune Burger sneakily changed the name of some of its burgers and sides on Uber Eats and DoorDash, encouraging people to “Order. Eat. Expense. Repeat.” Its signature Fortune Burger has become a ‘Basic Steel Stapler’, while the Diamond Chicken Burger is now a ‘Mini Dry Erase Whiteboard’. If you’d prefer the Double Your Fortune burger, the description now reads: “The Double Your Fortune is now a Laptop Stand… Enjoy it. Then expense it. Thanks boss.” You can also pick up fries disguised as a ‘Braided HDMI Cord’, or a ginger beer called ‘Yellow Lined Sticky Notes’. Perhaps you’d prefer a Silicone Keyboard Cover with CPU Wireless Mouse and Non-Slip Rubber Mouse Pad. That’s code for the BYO Burger. (“Uh, Larry, why is it you’ve purchased 13 laptop stands over the past 3 weeks?”)
➢ The pandemic has been a tough time for everyone, especially when it comes to dealing with whomever you live with during lockdown. One man who was wanted by authorities was apparently so sick of his housemates that he turned himself into police. Sussex Police in the UK say the man indicated “he would rather go back to prison than have to spend more time with the people he was living with.” The man, who hasn’t been identified, surrendered at the police station after deciding to haul himself off to jail to get some “peace and quiet”. (Well, he WAS told to quarantine…)
MOST PAINFUL PLACES TO GET A TATTOO:
☞ Rib cage: Thin skin, little to no fatty tissue between the skin and bones, and lots of nerve endings. (Thank God for my “Moobs!)
☞ Face and neck: Relatively thin skin and lots of nerve endings. Even more painful on the lips. (Even MORE painful when you try to get a job!)
☞ Armpit: Rife with nerve endings, the area also has a lymph nodes, which filter toxins. This makes them very resistant to needle poking, and very, very sensitive. (Armpit? Pretty painful for the tattoo artist, too!)
☞ Hands and fingers: Plenty of nerve endings here, and sensitive to touch.
☞ Also: The outer arm, kneecap, calf, feet and ankles can be painful places to get ink. Not to mention the “unmentionable” places…
(In my experience, I felt the most pain when my father saw it!)
DID YOU KNOW?
If you could be one age for the rest of your life, what would you choose? A new survey finds most people believe the “sweet spot” in life is in the mid-30s. In the survey, the average age adults decided they’d like to return to if they were given the choice, is 36. 40% of participants also said that they would not relive their 20’s even if they could. (I just want to go back to whatever age I was the last time I ate at a buffet!)
BS CHRONOMETER 02.26.21
TODAY’S CELEBIRTHDAYS . . .
1953  Michael Bolton (Bolotin), New Haven CT, pop/soul singer (‘When a Man Loves a Woman’, ‘How Am I Supposed to Live Without You’)
1968  Tim Commerford, Irvine CA, rock bassist (Rage Against the Machine-‘Killing in the Name’, Audioslave-‘I Am the Highway’)
1971  Max Martin (Karl Martin Sandberg), Stenhamra Sweden, songwriter & music producer (Britney Spears, Backstreet Boys, Maroon 5, Taylor Swift, Katy Perry, The Weeknd…)/writer or co-writer of 23 Billboard Hot 100 #1 songs, behind only McCartney and Lennon
1971  Erykah Badu (Wright), Dallas TX, R&B singer (ft. Common: ‘Love of My Life’, ‘Bag Lady’)/mother to Puma, Seven, and Mars
1977  James Wan, Kuching Malaysia, movie director (“Saw” franchise, “Insidious”, “The Conjuring”, “Furious 7″) COMING UP…“The Conjuring 3″, 2021
1982  Nate Ruess, Iowa City IA, pop singer (fun.-‘Some Nights’, ‘We Are Young’)
SATURDAY- Howard Hessman (“WKRP in Cincinnati”) is 81; Neal Schon (Journey) is 67; Johnny Van Zant (Lynyrd Skynyrd) is 61; Rozonda ‘Chilli’ Thomas (TLC) is 50; Former first daughter Chelsea Clinton is 41; Josh Groban (‘You Raise Me Up’) is 40; Kate Mara (“House of Cards”) is 38
SUNDAY- Retired race-car driver Mario Andretti is 81; Kelly Bishop (“The Gilmore Girls”) is 77; comedian Gilbert Gottfried is 66; John Turturro (“Transformers”) is 64; Pat Monahan (Train) is 52; Ali Larter (“Final Destination”) is 45; Jason Aldean (‘Burnin’ it Down’) is 44
TODAY’S BS REASONS TO PARTY . . .
• “International 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 shirt color 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. This is a semi-annual event that takes place in both Feb. and Nov. (“Pink Shirt Day” was celebrated in Canada on Wed.)
• “For Pete’s Sake Day”, which asks the pressing question, “Just who the heck is Pete, anyway, and why would we do anything for his sake?”
• “Levi Strauss’ Birthday” (1829-1902), the man who created the first Levi’s blue jeans for California’s gold miners in 1850. Without him, many of us wouldn’t have a wardrobe.
• “Personal Chefs Day”, an annual reminder to consider hiring a private chef for a day, a unique way to entertain friends and business guests in your home. It’s not as costly as you might think.
• “Tell a Fairytale Day”, Yeah, inflict some of the most violent stories ever written onto your innocent, unsuspecting child. (What’s the scariest of all-time? “Fee, fi, foe, fum …”)
• “World Pistachio Day”, betcha can’t eat just one! BS FACTOID: Once upon a time, pistachios were sold in a bright red color which left your hands a vivid hue of cherry. Today, a more mechanized harvesting process means they are picked, hulled and dried before the shell has a chance to become stained or marked, so there is no need to dye them.
• “International Polar Bear Day”, declared by conservation group Polar Bears International to heighten awareness of the declining population of the big white guys of the Far North.
• “Kahlua Day”, celebrating the coffee-flavored liqueur from Mexico that contains rum, corn syrup, and vanilla bean. Mix it with milk and – voila! – a ‘brown cow’.
• “No Brainer Day”, when we’re encouraged to slack off. Any activity attempted should be something done without serious thought … a ‘no brainer’ activity. (Like this show, for instance.)
• “National Retro Day”, swoop your hair into a mile-high beehive or strut those eight-inch bell bottoms. Can you maximize the curls for a stellar Afro? Don’t hesitate to break out the old roller skates and see if you still have those mad skills.
• “Strawberry Day”, paying homage to one of the most popular fruits in the world. Strawberries are the first fruit to ripen every year, so they are often called the “taste of spring.” They’re delicious and incredibly good for you. Each bite is packed with vitamins, antioxidants, and fiber. BS FUN FACT: The average strawberry has 200 seeds, and they are the only fruit with seeds on the outside.
• “Tooth Fairy Day”, honoring the devious dental donor who leaves money under kids’ pillows for lost teeth. No one knows the origin for sure but there was a fairytale in 18th-century France about a ‘tooth mouse’ who hid under pillows. A 2018 poll showed that parents….err…the Tooth Fairy leaves an average of $4.13 per tooth under the pillow. The current average rate for a “first tooth” is $5.70.
• “International Floral Design Day”, focusing on the art of flower arranging, both as a profession and as a hobby.
• “Rare Disease Day”, established in 2008 to raise awareness for rare diseases and improve access to treatment. A disease is defined as ‘rare’ in Europe when it affects less than 1-in-2000; and in the USA if it affects fewer than 200,000 in total.
• “Chocolate Souffle Day, the word ‘souffle’ is the past participle of the French verb souffler, which means “to blow up” or more loosely “puff up,” which describes a souffle perfectly.
THIS DAY IN SHOW BIZ . . .
2009  Quarterback Tom Brady of the New England Patriots and supermodel Gisele Bundchen tie the knot in a twilight wedding at St Monica’s Church in Santa Monica, California
2017  89th Academy Awards: A mix-up causes Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway to mistakenly announce “La La Land” as ‘Best Picture’ winner. “Moonlight” is eventually correctly declared the winner, after La La Land producers had begun their speech.
TODAY’S MUSIC EVENTS . . .
1983  Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” album reaches #1, then spends a total of 37 weeks there
2002  The Bee Gees play what is to be their final concert, performing at Miami Beach’s Love and Hope Ball, a benefit for the Diabetes Research Institute Foundation. Maurice Gibb would die the following January.
TODAY’S FIRST . . .
2012  Rain forces the postponement of the Daytona 500 for the first time in the event’s 53-year history
BS WHACK FACTS:
✓ Alaska is simultaneously the westernmost and easternmost state in the US.
✓ The original version of Monopoly was created as a cautionary tale against the perils of capitalism.
✓ Your hair contains traces of gold.
✓ Spiders recycle webs by eating them.
✓ At one point, “Jay” was slang for “foolish person.” So, when a pedestrian ignored street signs, he was a “jaywalker.”
✓ During World War II, the United States rationed shoes. Citizens were allowed three.
Best of BS . . .
BS BAD SIGNS AT SPRING TRAINING:
• Fully one-third of the team accidentally brought golf clubs instead of a baseball bat.
• You find a copy of ‘Baseball For Dummies’ in the locker room.
• Someone replaced gum and chewing tobacco with Tide pods.
• Every fan in the lineup asking for their breast to be autographed is a man.
• Your team has more DUIs than RBIs.
• ‘Jobu’ isn’t helping you hit the curve.
• Your cup was made by ‘Dixie’.
• Your star slugger struck out on an intentional walk.
• You’re a Pirate.
• There’s a lot of crying.
-Twitter, first published in ‘BS’ in 2018
TODAY’S SLICE OF BS:
➠ After her divorce filing, Kimmy K claimed that she “doesn’t believe” she has one soul mate. (And I believe her. Especially when you consider how many NBA and NFL players there are…)
➠ Art Cervi, who played the legendary, “Bozo the Clown” has passed away at 86. (Can you imagine that funeral? If all of his coworkers show up, it could turn into a Circus REAL FAST!)
➠ I just read that the average person smiles nearly 20 times a day. (Heck, we’d smile more, but… you know . . . Miley Cyrus.)
➠ U.S. Customs and Border Agents seized over 44 pounds of cocaine hidden inside boxes of Corn Flakes cereal. (Officials became suspicious when they discovered that the toy in the cereal box was the keys to a Blue ’97 IROC…)
➠ Fact: Hugging and or holding hands with the person you love has been proven to reduce stress almost instantly. (Until her husband comes home…)
BS WEB GOODIE:
How Friday looks on a Monday: https://tinyurl.com/121svxdu
BS RANDOM JOKE:
If this weekend goes as planned, it will not include any actual plans.
BS PHONE STARTER:
When you DO give a rat’s ass, nobody really appreciates that either.
BS WATER COOLER QUESTION:
Question: According to a study, the average person does THIS 2 million times in their life. What is it? Answer: Swear
BS DEEP THOUGHT:
No winter lasts forever; no spring skips its turn.