Monday, January 3, 2005        Edition: #2939
Zee Bull is Back!

BS SHOW BIZ BUZZ:
• TODAY 36-year-old “Charlie’s Angels” and “Kill Bill” actress Lucy Liu follows in the footsteps of Christina Aguilera by opening this year’s January sale at London’s famous department store Harrods. For the grand opening at 9 am, she’ll wear $3.8 million-worth of jewelry, but she can’t keep it – it’s on loan from store owner Mohammed Al Fayed.
– UK “Sun”
• TONIGHT Craig Ferguson will make his debut as new host of CBS-TV’s “Late Late Show” with actor David Duchovny as his inaugural guest. Other first-week guests include Jason Alexander, Jon Cryer and “Nip/Tuck’s” Julian McMahon.
– “E! Online”
• Movie star Eddie Murphy has listed his New Jersey mansion for a staggering $30 million. The Englewood home, called ‘Bubble Hill’, features a bowling alley, recording studio, movie theater, indoor pool, gymnasium, 13 bathrooms, and 7 bedrooms. He’s owned property since 1986.
– World Entertainment News Network
• Here we go again! Angelina Jolie has reportedly found another boy-toy, this time it’s millionaire Italian yacht broker Daniel Patini. Word has it the noted playboy has dated many beautiful women but this time he’s admitting that Angelina has him entranced.
– “Us Weekly”
• Apparently it’s ‘off again’! Sources say that actress Renee Zellweger has split with rocker Jack White after an intermittent relationship that lasted about 2 years in total. A spokesman for the actress describes the split as ‘amicable’.
– Ananova
• Sharon Osbourne is reportedly selling the family mansion in Beverly Hills because … Simon Cowell is moving in next door. Cowell’s reportedly laid out close to $10 million to acquire the estate and plans to move in with girlfriend Terri Seymour THIS MONTH. Sharon apparently can’t stand Simon since they repeatedly feuded as judges on the Brit TV talent show “The X Factor”.
– “Daily Star”
• Word is Adam Brody has become such an arrogant jerk on the set of “The OC” that producers have told him to get his act together … or else. Insiders say producers have even discussed killing off his character ‘Seth Cohen’ at the end of the season to get rid of the 24-year-old egomaniac and his ‘tude.
– “National Enquirer”
• File this under hard-to-believe! “Apprentice” star and real estate billionaire Donald Trump is set to unveil a new line of … hair care products. The follicle-enhancing cosmetics will be targeted at men 40-plus.
– “Daily Dish”
• For the 3rd-year-running, Oprah Winfrey tops the annual Harris poll of ‘Most Popular TV Personalities’. Runners-up include Jon Stewart, Ellen Degeneres, and – huh? – Bill Cosby. Dropping off this year’s list: Whoopi Goldberg, Martin Sheen and Jennifer Aniston.
– PR Newswire

BS MUSIC NOTES:
• Britney Spears – Husband Kevin Federline is so fed-up with his wife hoarding clothes, he’s reportedly banned her from shopping until she clears out her wardrobe.
• Dixie Chicks – With Emily Robison expecting twins any day now, future concert tours will get even busier. Counting the entire Chicks’ brood, there will soon be 7 kids under the age of 4 to deal with on the road.
• Faith Hill – She and hubby Tim McGraw gave each other matching pajamas for Christmas.
• Green Day – TONIGHT they do “Late Show With David Letterman”.
• John Mayer – He went back to his alma mater, Fairfield Warde High School in Connecticut, to be inducted into its Hall of Fame, but security concerns forced school officials to ask him to leave the premises, rather than appear to accept his award.
• Sarah McLachlan – TODAY she’s on TV’s syndicated “Ellen DeGeneres Show”.
• The Who – 60-year-old lead singer  Roger Daltrey has just been made a Commander of the British Empire (CBE) by Queen Elizabeth II for ‘his services to music, the entertainment industry and charity’.

2004′S MOST POPULAR CELEBS:
1. Johnny Depp
2. Lindsay Lohan
3. Orlando Bloom
4. Keira Knightley
5. Angelina Jolie
– Internet Movie DataBase’s “2004 STARmeter”.

TSUNAMI FALL-OUT:
The Fanta soft drink ads featuring 4 prancing hotties called the ‘Fantanas’ which seemingly play in every theater before every single movie are now getting boos from audiences because they promise a quote – ‘tidal wave of flavor’. There are rumors of an anti-Fanta campaign being mounted and we imagine Coca-Cola execs are crapping themselves as they rush to pull the ads.
– Defamer.com

PSYCHED OUT IN 2004:
A group called the Committee for the Scientific Investigation of Claims of the Paranormal tracks published predictions made by so-called ‘psychics’ in order to debunk their credibility. CSICOP lists the following ‘hot’ predictions for 2004 that never happened …
• Osama bin Laden would die of kidney disease.
• Saddam Hussein would be shot to death.
• Fidel Castro would die.
• A live dinosaur thousands of years-old would be captured.
• The Hoover Dam would collapse.
• Rosie O’Donnell would adopt Siamese twin girls.
– “Skeptical Inquirer” magazine.

I WANT A FIRE TRUCK:
A poll asks which luxury you’d most like for the New Year. The top answers …
• Butler or maid (20%)
• Getting as much sleep as you want (18%)
• Personal trainer (13%)
• Limousine and chauffeur (11%)
• Full-time cook (7%)
• Cosmetic surgery (3%)
Interesting to note that a billion bucks or unlimited sex aren’t even mentioned.

BS AMAZING FACTS:
• Most bosses surveyed say it takes employees 2 FULL DAYS to get back to normal after the holidays. In the meantime, they spend more time swapping stories about the holiday season than they do working.
– Office Team poll.
• JANUARY has the fewest marriages of any month of the year. Coincidently, it also has the fewest divorces.
– “Globe & Mail”
• 267 films are eligible for this year’s Oscars.
– “Hollywood Reporter”

THE BULL SHEET 01.03.2K5

TODAY’S CELEBIRTHDAYS . . .
1926 [79] Sir George Martin, Holloway UK, really rich record producer (The Beatles)

1945 [60] Stephen Stills, Dallas TX, classic rock singer (CSN&Y-“Woodstock”)/double Rock & Roll Hall of Fame member for CSN&Y and Buffalo Springfield

1956 [49] Mel (Columcille Gerard) Gibson, Peekskill NY, movie producer/director (“The Passion of the Christ”)/movie actor (“Signs”, “Lethal Weapon” series)

1969 [36] Michael Schumacher, Hurth-Hermulheim GER, world’s highest-paid race car driver ($80 million/year)/6-time Formula-1 champion (1994-2004)

1981 [24] Eli Manning, New Orleans LA, NFL QB (NY Giants)/brother of record-setting Indianapolis Colt QB Peyton Manning/son of NFL veteran Archie Manning

BS REASONS TO PARTY . . .
TODAY is the 113th anniversary of the birth of JRR Tolkien (1892-1973) in Bloemfontein, South Africa. The Oxford professor of English Language & Literature first published “The Hobbit” in 1937, and the “Lord of the Rings” trilogy in 1954-55 … for which his heirs should now be EXTREMELY grateful.

TODAY is “Festival of Sleep Day”, as declared by some anonymous walking zombie somewhere. Thanks to a combination of late hours, alcohol, rich foods, exposure to unfamiliar surroundings and artificial light deep into the night over the holiday season, experts say most of us build up ‘sleep debt’, a condition which can affect how well we sleep for weeks afterward.

THIS DAY IN SHOW BIZ . . .
2000 [05] Final original daily “Peanuts” comic strip of Charles Schulz’s 50-year career

TODAY’S MUSIC EVENT . . .
1987 [18] Aretha Franklin becomes the first female solo artist inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

TODAY’S FIRSTS . . .
1871 [134] Henry Bradley of Binghamton NY patents ‘margarine’ (“I can’t believe it’s not suet!”)

1888 [117] 1st ‘drinking straws’ patented, which are hand-rolled until 1905 (1st kid gets yelled at for blowing bubbles in milk)

1991 [14] 1st ‘Super Soakers’ appear on the market (1st little sister tattles on brother for squirting her)

BS MONTHLY PLANNING CALENDAR . . .
[Jan 4] Trivia Day / Orange Bowl 2005 National Championship (College Football)
[Jan 6] Epiphany or Three Kings Day (Christian) / International Respect For Living Day / National Smith Day
[Jan 7] Show & Tell Day at Work / Old Rock Day / I’m Not Going to Take It Anymore Day / Organize Your Home Day
[Jan 8] Elvis Presley’s Birthday / Bubble Bath Day / Eat Something Raw Day
[Jan 9] 31st People’s Choice Awards / Play God Day
[Jan 10] Thank God It’s Monday Day / Clean-Off-Your-Desk Day / BS Egg Balancing Day / Peculiar People Day
[Jan 11] Tattoo Pride Day / International Thank-Yous Days
[Jan 13] Make Your Dream Come True Day / Volunteer Fireman’s Day
[Jan 14] Assembly Line Worker’s Day / Dress Up Your Pet Day
[Jan 15] Fresh Squeezed Juice Day / Hat Day
[Jan 16] 62nd Golden Globe Awards / Hot & Spicy Food International Day / World Religion Day
[Jan 17] Pharmacists Day / Get to Know Your Customer Day / Martin Luther King Jr Day (USA)
[Jan 18] 4th season of “American Idol” debuts on FOX-TV / Winnie the Pooh Day
[Jan 19] International Sing-Out Day / Penguin Awareness Day
[Jan 20] 2nd Inauguration of President George W Bush / Philately Day
[Jan 20-30] 2005 Sundance Film Festival
[Jan 21] Elementary School Teachers Day / Hugging Day / Squirrel Appreciation Day / Eid-ul-Adha or Feast of Sacrifice (Islam)
[Jan 22] Donald Trump weds Melinia Knauss / Answer Your Cat’s Question Day / Speak Up & Succeed Day / Rid the World of Fad Diets Day
[Jan 23] Snowplow Mailbox Hockey Day / Handwriting Day / Measure Your Feet Day / Compliment Day
[Jan 24] Women’s Healthy Weight Day
[Jan 25] 77th Academy Award nominations announced / Opposite Day / 5th International Internet-Free Day / Robbie Burns Day / Full Moon (Wolf Moon)
[Jan 26] Australia Day / Backwards Day
[Jan 27] Punch the Clock Day / Thomas Crapper Day
[Jan 28] Fun At Work Day / Kazoo Day / Clash Day / Bubble Wrap Appreciation Day / International Make Your Point Day
[Jan 29] Corn Chip Day
[Jan 30] Election Day in Iraq
[Jan 31] Michael Jackson trial scheduled to begin
[Feb 2] Groundhog Day
[Feb 4] Midpoint of Winter
[Feb 6] Super Bowl
[Feb 8] Mardi Gras / Pancake Day
[Feb 9] Chinese New Year (Year of the Rooster)
[Feb 13] 47th Grammy Awards
[Feb 14] Valentines Day

BULL’S BITS . . .
REAL BUT REALLY WACKED TABLOID HEADLINES:
• “Was Your Wife Once a Man?”
• “Teen Has Valentine-Shaped Heart!”
• “Psychic Interviews Marilyn Monroe!”
• “Scientist Creates Diamonds From Dog Poop!”
• “Why Men With Pot-Bellies Turn Women On!”
• “One in 10 Drivers You Pass on the Road Are Naked from the Waist Down!”
– “Weekly World News”

BS JANUARY CLEARANCE CONTEST:
Collect all the leftover prizes in the promo office and package them together for goofy giveaways. The badder, the better: a concert ticket from last June, CDs no one wants, ugly T-shirts … you’ll be surprised at the ‘treasures’ you’ll find!

BS Q & A:
Q: How long is a fruitcake edible?
A: Fruitcakes well-wrapped and stored in airtight tins are reputed to remain enjoyable for as long as … 25 YEARS!
– “The Joy of Cooking”

BS PHONE STARTERS:
• Who were you watching on TV at midnight New Year’s Eve?
• When should you take down the Christmas decorations?
• What’s the weirdest ‘millennium’ souvenir you still have after 5 years?

BS BLATANT JOKE:
I know it’s hard for you to believe but I can’t read a note of music. Every song I play, I play strictly by ear.

BS WATER COOLER QUESTION:
Today’s Question: It’s a depressing time of the year to do it but 65% say we do THIS at least 4 times a week.
Answer to Give Out Next Show: Weigh ourselves.

BS DEEP THOUGHT:
Half the people you know are below average.

NEW ON OUR SHEET LIST:
“The Bull Sheet” welcomes samplers this week that include Judy Garza @ KKOT Columbus NE; Jim Stratford @ CJCD [Mix 100] Yellowknife NT; Matthew Paul Wright @ KXNA Fayetteville AR; Phathead @ WMJC [Island 94.3] Farmingdale NY; Jesse Dylan @ CKNW Vancouver BC; Dave Graham @ CIBH [The Beach] Parksville BC; John Blomquist @ KKGB Lake Charles LA; and Twylar Thorpe @ KKJW Midland TX. You can sign up for a daily dose of “BS” just by clicking the link at the top of the page!

 


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