Monday, January 15, 2007        Edition: #3445
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WEEKEND TABLOID & BLOG BS:
• TODAY movie actress Kim Basinger is due in court to answer 12 contempt of court charges. She faces a 60-day jail sentence and a $12,000 fine if she’s found guilty. She’s accused by ex-husband Alec Baldwin (“30 Rock”) of breaching a 2004 custody agreement regarding care of their 11-year-old daughter, Ireland … who should take her constantly bickering parents to court.
– “Hollywood Reporter”
• Bravo has announced a new reality series called “Hey Paula!”, which will follow Paula Abdul through her day-to-day life as “American Idol” judge and exec producer of “Bratz: The Movie”. Maybe it will provide some insight into her truly bizarre behavior?
– “Variety”
• Remember how George Michael cleaned up on several million doing a 1-hour private concert for a Russian billionaire recently? Seems George is not alone. A who’s who of recording stars can all be bought by anyone with a fat cheque and private jet, from Bob Dylan to Christina Aguilera, Robbie Williams to Gwen Stefani, the Rolling Stones to 50 Cent. In fact, within the music industry, only 2 acts are known for taking a stand and refusing these lucrative invitations … U2 and Bruce Springsteen.
– PopBitch.com
• Bird-brained idea? Comedian David LaChapelle apparently suffers from apocalypse paranoia. Seems he’s convinced avian flu is going to wipe out most of Earth’s population and that the only safe place will be Hawaii. LaChapelle has bought a former nudist colony on Maui and is hoping to turn it into a bunker for all his friends, such as Pamela Anderson. Now there’s way to get chicks … wanna see my bunker?
– Queerty.com
• Hot-head model Naomi Campbell has reportedly handed over $390,000 in an out-of-court settlement to actress Yvonne Scio, the former friend she allegedly assaulted. Scio claimed Campbell pushed her against a wall 2 years ago in Rome, scratched and punched her face repeatedly, and verbally abused her. With the agreement, the charges against Campbell have been dropped. Someday somebody’s gonna hit this lady back!
– “Contact Music”
• David Beckham’s staggering $250-million move to the LA Galaxy soccer team wasn’t supposed to happen until AUGUST after his contract with Real Madrid runs out. But Madrid boss Fabio Capello was reportedly ticked by the upcoming defection and decided Beckham would never play for the club again. Beckham also reveals that he called his ‘good friend’ Tom Cruise before accepting the mega-deal.
– “People”
• Reports say doctors have told actress/party girl Lindsay Lohan that she’s suffering from liver damage and could die if she doesn’t stop drinking soon. It seems the appendectomy she underwent a couple weeks back was routine, but what doctors discovered in her blood work was not. In addition to high enzyme levels, the levels of protein in her liver are so low her doctors couldn’t believe she was still walking around.
– “National Enquirer”
• Late actor Jerry Orbach is the new face of New York’s organ donor program. Orbach died 2 years ago but donated his eyes to 2 women who were going blind. His widow Elaine wonders if the recipients have an overwhelming desire to watch “Law & Order” or maybe sing “42nd Street” all of a sudden.
NET: http://eyedonation.org/Subway.html
– “New York Daily News”
• Ex-‘Miss Nevada USA’ Katie Rees has inked a $2 million-plus deal to host a revival of the famed “Beacher’s Madhouse” variety show at Las Vegas’ Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. Apparently getting fired by Donald Trump can be a smart move after all.
– “E! Online”
• THIS WEEK Britain’s  Prince Harry receives special pre-deployment training with other members of his Blues & Royals regiment in what is likely preparation for a tour of duty in Iraq beginning in APRIL. The ‘Operational Training & Advisory Group’ program, including Arabic language lessons, is only given to troops heading for the war zone.
– “News of the World”

BS MUSIC NOTES:
• America – TONIGHT the re-formed oldies band performs on “Late Show With David Letterman” (CBS). TOMORROW they release “Here & Now”, their 1st major label studio album in over 20 years.
• Barenaked Ladies – TODAY they cast off on the 4-day “Ships & Dip Cruise” from Ft Lauderdale FL through the Turks & Caicos islands in the Caribbean. They’ll perform regularly as well as take part in karaoke and jam sessions.
• The Beatles – TODAY the scribbled handwritten lyrics of the song “While My Guitar Gently Weeps” from “The White Album” will be sold in a celeb auction in Scottsdale AZ. Written by George Harrison on a single sheet of paper, they’re expected to fetch between $500,000 and $800,000. Other celebrity items up for auction include a book report written by Britney Spears and a credit card used by Ella Fitzgerald.
• Lil Jon – TONIGHT the “Snap Yo Fingers” crunk artist is on the “Tonight Show With Jay Leno (NBC/A Channel)
• Michael Jackson – His rep says Mickey Fine Pharmacy in Beverly Hills CA has been paid. The drugstore was suing, claiming Jackson ran up a $101,000 tab for prescription drugs that remained outstanding despite repeated requests for payment.
• My Chemical Romance – TONIGHT they guest on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” (ABC).
• Paul McCartney – He & estranged wife Heather Mills are set to battle for public support on TV. He’s been asked to appear as a guest judge on “American Idol” while she’s hoping to take part in “Dancing With The Stars”.
• Toni Braxton – She’s suing her former manager, Barry Hankerson, for convincing her to switch record labels from Arista to his own company, Blackground. She’s been released from the new label after just 1 album.

64th GOLDEN GLOBE AWARDS:
TONIGHT the Hollywood Foreign Press Association hands out the annual “Golden Globes”, awarded for excellence in TV and film, live from The Beverly Hilton hotel in LA (NBC).
• Movie nominations are led by “Babel” with 7; “Grey’s Anatomy” and “Desperate Housewives” lead TV nominations with 3 apiece.
• Comedic actor Sacha Baron Cohen is confirmed to be bringing his fiancée, actress Isla Fisher, but just who is Fisher bringing: Cohen or his alter-ego ‘Borat’?
• Leonardo DiCaprio is nominated for ‘Dramatic Actor’ for both “Blood Diamond” and “The Departed”; Clint Eastwood is also up against himself, as director for both “Flags of Our Fathers” and “Letters from Iwo Jima”.
• Under an agreement with the IRS to satisfy past tax obligations, there will no longer be any plush ‘gift baskets’ handed out to presenters.
• Tom Hanks presents 69-year-old actor/director/producer Warren Beatty with the ‘Cecil B DeMille Award‘ for lifetime achievement.
• Lorraine Nicholson, daughter of actor Jack Nicholson & Rebecca Broussard, has been named ‘Miss Golden Globe’. The honor traditionally goes to the daughter of a well-known celebrity.
NET: http://www.hfpa.org/

WHAT WOMEN WANT:
What do women really want? Here’s what an online poll of some 3,600 females reveals …
• More women want to be in a loving relationship than women who want to be in an honest one.
• More women desire a man who’s financially secure than a man who’s faithful.
• More women want an attractive and strong guy than one who doesn’t cheat.
• However, more women want a man who makes them laugh than a guy who earns lots of money and is financially secure.
• More women want an intelligent partner than an attractive one.
• On the other hand, intelligence receives fewer votes than kindness and caring.
• And contrary to what we hear in beauty pageants, these women want virtually everything more than they want world peace.
– UPI

THE PRICE OF HAPPINESS:
It seems money may be able to buy happiness after all – but it costs nearly $5 million, according to a recent poll. That’s the amount the average person would need to buy their dream home and vehicle, and have the vacations and lifestyle they aspire to. But don’t hold your breath – stats show It would take someone with an average income about 94 years to earn this amount. (Wanna be happy? Shoot low: an apartment with heat … a car that starts … clean underwear.)
– Yahoo! Personal Finance

HOW TO BE ZIT-FREE:
Our Western diet may be one reason up to 95% of North American teenagers suffer from acne, according to a new study in the “Archives of Dermatology”. The study examined the skin and lifestyle of the residents of Kitava Island in Papua New Guinea and found absolutely NO acne, even among teens. Scientists say that’s because Kitava islanders are physically active, and eat a low-fat, high-carbohydrate diet of mostly roots, fruits and vegetables, which keeps their insulin levels low. It’s thought that high insulin levels stimulate oil production in the pores, thereby causing zits. (You mean greasy fries cause pimples? Who woulda thought?)
– “Globe & Mail”

FROM THE BS POLL VAULT:
• A “Ladies’ Home Journal” poll finds that  69% of men and women in a romantic relationship say they’ve phoned their partner just to say “I love you”. (Right after they did something they felt guilty about.)
• A University of Gothenburg poll of 185 Swedish psychologists reveals that fully 75% of them admit to having fantasies about their patients. (“Thanks doc, but I’ll just skip the couch and stay here in the chair for today’s session.”)
• A “New Woman” survey of women finds that although many 20-something women profess a strong need for the love and affection of a man, 42% say they ‘don’t understand men’ and 27% express ‘cynicism/mistrust’ of the opposite gender. (Fortunately, the feeling is mutual.)
• Even though statistics show otherwise, 55% of respondents in a travel survey think airplanes are NOT the safest way to take a trip. (And they only surveyed commercial airline pilots!)

BS AMAZING FACTS:
• Testing has shown that fully 100% of banknotes in the Republic of Ireland carry traces of cocaine. Scientists at Dublin’s City University were said to be ‘surprised’ by the findings.
• “LA Times” reports that up to a third of divorced people in California are probably still legally married due to ‘Do-It-Yourself Divorce Kits’ which were filed incompletely or not finalized.
• Talk about ‘lost in translation’. There are clothing stores in Shanghai, China called ‘Really Cold – As Long As You Love Me’; ‘Like A Blackman Dancer’; and ‘I Okay. I Show Bags’. Hard to believe but they aren’t meant to be funny.

THE BULL SHEET 01.15.07

TODAY’S CELEBIRTHDAYS . . .
1947 [60] Andrea Martin, Portland ME, movie actress (“Black Christmas”, “My Big Fat Greek Wedding”)/former TV comedian (Emmy Award-“SCTV”)

1971 [36] Regina King, Los Angeles CA, TV actress (‘Sandra Palmer ‘ on “24″)/movie actress (“Ray”, “Daddy Day Care”)

1978 [29] Eddie Cahill, NYC, TV actor (‘Detective Don Flack’ on “CSI: New York”)

TODAY’S BS REASONS TO PARTY . . .
• “Canadian Figure Skating Championships” jump to it through Sunday at the Halifax Metro Centre in Halifax NS.
NET: http://www.skatecanada.ca

• “Fresh Squeezed Juice Day”. So what’s your preference … Orange? Grapefruit? Tomato? Red Man Chaw?

• “Hat Day”, a day to dispel the boredom of mid-winter by wearing the goofiest hat you can find. Always hilarious on radio.

• “Hug Your Cat Day”, a day to disclaim the common belief that cats don’t like affection. So ignore the hisses and pet your puss! Be sure to keep lots of band-aids handy!

• “Martin Luther King Jr Day”, honoring the late civil rights leader on the anniversary of his birthday in 1929. It’s been an official federal holiday in the USA since 1986, observed annually on the 3rd MONDAY of JANUARY.

• “World Religion Day” … now there’s some fodder to start a war.

THIS DAY IN SHOW BIZ . . .
1987 [20] 1st ad on a home video release appears on “Top Gun”, a 30-second Diet Pepsi ad
(DVDs now come with oodles of commercials, a half-hour of trailers, and about 87 features on the making of the movie)

TODAY’S FIRSTS . . .
1892 [115] James Naismith’s ‘Rules of Basketball’ 1st published (in the Springfield MA “Y Triangle” magazine)

1907 [100] William Taggart 1st demonstrates ‘Gold Dental Inlays’ (tooth fillings)

1967 [40] 1st ‘Super Bowl’ (although it isn’t called that until 2 years later) as 61,946 fans pay 10 bucks a ticket to watch legendary coach Vince Lombardi‘s Green Bay Packers beat the KC Chiefs 35-10 in LA (MVP is Packer QB Bart Starr)

TODAY’S RECORDS . . .
1943 [64] ‘World’s Largest Office Building’ is completed – the Pentagon with a floor area of 6.5 million square feet covering 34 acres, including 17 miles of corridors (Arlington VA)

1983 [24] Tom Syles of Van Nuys CA sets world record by keeping a single Life Saver in tact in his mouth for 7 hours, 10 minutes

1997 [10] Seattle Supersonics set an NBA record with 27 steals against the Toronto Raptors

AND REMEMBER . . .
[Tues] “American Idol 6” season premiere (FOX)
[Tues] Hot & Spicy Food International Day
[Tues] Human Relations Day
[Tues] Elementary School Teachers Day
[Wed] Get to Know Your Customer Day
[Thurs] Winnie the Pooh Day
[Thurs-Jan 28] 2007 Sundance Film Festival
[Fri] International Sing-Out Day
[Fri] Penguin Awareness Day

THIS WEEK IS . . .
Let Men Be Our Heroes Week / Canadian Financial Planning Week / Skating Week / Printing Week / Fresh Squeezed Juice Week / International Printing Week / Jaycee Week / Thrift Week / Manwatcher’s Week / Worldwide Kiwanis Week

BULL’S BITS

BS ‘DOUBLE C GAME’:
Each of the 2-word answers to the following begin with the letter ‘C’ …
• He’s on the “NBC Sunday Night Football” panel. [Cris Collinsworth]
• This band’s version of “Big Yellow Taxi” was used in the movie “Two Weeks Notice”. [Counting Crows]
• It’s a brand of whiskey you might order in a bar. [Canadian Club]
• This is the common name for a 3-colored feline. [Calico Cat]
• It’s a building where you might find a confession booth. [Catholic Church]
• It’s what you call an exact replica of something. [Carbon Copy]
• He had a #1 country song with “I Breathe In, I Breathe Out”. [Chris Cagle]
• It’s what you’re likely suffering from if you’ve been sneezing & wheezing. [Common Cold]

BS WATER COOLER QUESTION:
Today’s Question: Typical parents spend more than a year of their lifetime doing THIS.
Answer to Give Out Next Show: Laundry.

BS DEEP THOUGHT:
Thinking is wise, planning is better, doing is best.

BS FRESH MEAT:
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