Friday, January 31, 2020 – Edition: #6624
We’ve gone Bullistic!
BS SHOW BIZ BUZZ:
★ ‘Dog The Bounty Hunter’ just asked his new supposed girlfriend, Moon Angell, to marry him – while the pair were guesting on the Dr. Oz show! His fans are going nuts over it, but it’s not exactly what it seems. A promo for the show set to air on Feb. 3 shows Dog looking at her and saying: “Moon Angell will you marry me?” But apparently, Dog didn’t actually get engaged, he was just caught up in the television moment. There was no ring involved, and at this point there does not appear to be a real engagement.
★ Nikki and Brie Bella are both expecting! The “Total Bellas” stars are pregnant and they’re due just a week and a half apart. The Bella Twins promise that it wasn’t planned, but laugh about it because no one believes them. Brie Bella said to People: “Wait, twins being pregnant at the same time? People are going to think that’s a joke. We both are shocked. People are going to think we planned it, but you can’t really plan pregnancy!”
★ “Lethal Weapon” fans are going to love this! More than 30 years after the first installment in the action film franchise, there’s a new sequel reportedly in the works. Mel Gibson and Danny Glover are returning as Riggs and Murtaugh, and director Richard Donner will be back as well. In addition to four films, the franchise spurred a TV series of the same name that ran from 2016-19 with a different cast.
(Apparently they still ain’t “too old for this S…tuff!)
★ Terry Bradshaw will soon be keeping up with the Kardashians. The former NFL quarterback and sports broadcaster is set to star in his own upcoming E! reality series, “The Bradshaw Bunch.” Described as a “comedic docu-series” the show will star Bradshaw alongside his “playful and pranking wife Tammy, entrepreneurial and talented daughters Rachel, Lacey and Erin, and his loveable grandkids,” and give viewers a peek into their lives in rural Oklahoma. The show is slated to air this summer.
TODAY’S SHOW BIZ SKED:
• “Jimmy Kimmel Live” (ABC/Global): Kumail Nanjiani, Sting (R)
• “The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon” (NBC/CTV): Ewan McGregor, Fran Lebowitz, Mustard & Roddy Ricch
• “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” (CBS/Global): Edie Falco, Fortune Feimster
• “Late Night with Seth Meyers” (NBC/CTV): Aidy Bryant, the Jonas Brothers, Rep. Eric Swalwell, Adam Marcello (R)
• “The Late Late Show with James Corden” (CBS/CTV): Rachel Brosnahan, RuPaul (R)
• “The View” (ABC/CTV): Wayne Brady, Michael Symon
• “The Talk” (CBS): Tyra Banks
• “Live with Kelly and Ryan” (ABC/CTV): Blake Lively, Little Big Town
• “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” (NBC/CTV): Matt Bomer, guest host Sean Hayes
• “The Kelly Clarkson Show” (CHECK LOCAL LISTINGS): Anna Faris, Tony Gonzalez, Santia Deck
• “The Road to F9: Fast & Furious Fan Fest” (NBC): A live concert event celebrating the movie series with appearances by franchise stars and performances by Cardi B, Wiz Khalifa and Charlie Puth, Ozuna, and Ludacris; and the world premiere of the ninth film’s trailer.
• “NFL Honors” (FOX): Ceremonies in Miami recognize the NFL’s best players, performances and plays from the 2019 season.
• “A Valentine’s Match” (HALLMARK): A TV host returns home for Valentine’s Day and finds herself running a town festival auction with her ex-fiancé.
• “Saturday Night Live” (NBC): Host JJ Watt, with musical guest Luke Combs
• “The Masked Singer” (FOX): Season 3 premiere
• “Super Bowl LIV”  (FOX, CTV): San Francisco 49ers vs. Kansas City Chiefs from Hard Rock Stadium, Miami, FL
BS MUSIC NOTES:
• Usher – will host the iHeartRadio Music Awards from LA’s Shrine Auditorium on March 29. He will also perform, as will Justin Bieber, Halsey and Lizzo.
• Beyoncé — Earlier this month, she launched her Ivy Park x Adidas collection, in maroon and yellow tones. But the color scheme caught attention due to its colors’ similarity to the uniforms worn by Popeyes employees. In response, the fast food restaurant has now created its own clothing line, “That Look From Popeyes”, featuring hooded jackets, crewneck sweaters, and more in the same color scheme.
• Gorillaz — have teased their mysterious new project ‘Song Machine’. The virtual band posted a cryptic teaser video for something titled “Gorillaz present Song Machine” with the description: ”The Machine has been switched on.”
• Def Leppard — will release the box set, “The Early Years 79-81”, on March 20th, highlighting the band’s first two albums, “On Through The Night” and “High ‘N’ Dry”. It will include the original albums remastered, B-sides, rarities, re-mixes and live recordings on five discs.
• Rush — A motion to begin the process to rename the pavilion at “Lakeside Park” after late drummer and lyricist Neil Peart passed unanimously at St. Catharines, ON council. Peart grew up in the city.
• Billy Joel – His Long Island house was reportedly broken into last weekend, and a dozen of his beloved motorcycles were vandalized.
• The Doors – “The Doors: Break on Thru – A Celebration of Ray Manzarek” will play in theaters worldwide for a one-night only event on February 12. The film celebrates the legacy of the late co-founder and keyboardist of the group, on what would have been his 81st birthday.
• Keith Urban — has been busy with his Las Vegas residency, but he is also working on his next album, which will feature “a broad mix of songs, genres, styles.” It’s little wonder – when asked what he is listening to these days, he name-checked The Weeknd, Dua Lipa and Selena Gomez.
• Sam Hunt – will be part of the 2020 iHeartCountry Festival, alongside Kane Brown, Dierks Bentley and more. This year’s festival is set for May 2 at the Frank Erwin Center in Austin, TX, and will also feature Lady Antebellum, Dustin Lynch, Kelsea Ballerini, Jon Pardi, Chase Rice, Hot Country Knights, with more acts to be announced later.
TODAY’S MOVIE OPENINGS:
• “The Rhythm Section” (R-Rated, Action/Adventure): Stephanie Patrick is an ordinary woman on a path of self-destruction after her family is tragically killed in a plane crash. When she discovers that the crash was not an accident, she enters a dark, complex world to seek revenge and find. (Blake Lively, Jude Law)
• “Gretel & Hansel” (PG-13, Horror): A long time ago in a distant fairy tale countryside, a young girl leads her little brother into a dark wood in search of food and work, only to stumble upon a nexus of terrifying evil. (Sophia Lillis, Alice Krige)
• “The Assistant” (R-Rated, Drama/Mystery, Limited): A searing look at a day in the life of an assistant to a powerful executive. As Jane follows her daily routine, she grows increasingly aware of the insidious abuse that threatens every aspect of her position. (Julia Garner, Matthew Macfadyen)
• “Taylor Swift: Miss Americana” (Documentary, Limited, Netflix): A raw and emotionally revealing look at the artist during a transformational period in her life.
It may defy everything that you thought to be true, but according to an analysis of Google searches across the US, chicken wings are NOT the #1 Super Bowl snack food. According to online marketplace Bid-on-Equipment’s data on what the nation is planning to eat this coming Sunday, the title of most popular snack was awarded to the humble cocktail wiener, which was the No. 1 searched food in the most states (11). “Dip” was other most searched Super Bowl snack food across the country, but it wasn’t crowned as the most popular because Americans were divided about what kind of dip they wanted — “seven-layer dip” was the top snack-related search for seven states, but “buffalo chicken dip,” was the top snack-related search in six others. Some other compelling data:
➠ Average amount spent on Super Bowl food: $69
➠ Average amount spent hosting Super Bowl party: $174
➠ Percentage who only watch Super Bowl for the commercials: 25
➠ Percentage who believe the Halftime Show is too long: 39
➠ Percentage who think the Super Bowl should be moved to Saturday: 43
NEWS OF THE WEIRD:
➢ A bank robber who wore a pillow case with no eye holes as a disguise was arrested after fleeing “very slowly,” then stopping to pet a dog, a court has been told. 47-year-old Matthew Davies robbed a Bank of Scotland branch in Dunfermline, Scotland, armed with a meat cleaver. But, according to the prosecutor, he was forced to remove his makeshift mask because he “couldn’t see…due to a failure to create eye holes.” He escaped with almost £2,000 before momentarily stopping to pet a dog. He pleaded guilty to a charge of assault and robbery. (Maybe he was working on a pro-“bone”-o deal?)
➢ A man making a court appearance on a possession charge was arrested after lighting a marijuana cigarette in the courtroom. Spencer Boston was called to discuss his case before a Tennessee judge. While speaking about how marijuana “needs” to be legalized, he reached into his pocket and pulled out a joint, placed it in his mouth, then pulled out a book of matches and lit it and began to smoke it. The courtroom erupted into laughter at Boston’s action, before he was taken into custody and charged with disorderly conduct and simple possession…again. (He plans to appeal to a ‘higher’ court…)
➢ The Oscar Mayer company owns six 27-foot-long Wienermobiles, and one of them got burned. When Waukesha County, Wisconsin police shared a photo of the pulled-over hot-dogger, people couldn’t wait to serve up a pun. Here are some of the best:
• “Thanks for helping us catsup on these laws; I really relish these kind of posts.” – Scott
• “I guess the Weinermobile driver just couldn’t cut the mustard that day.” – Ralph
• “Shoulda been a misdeweiner, just sayin’.” – Patricia
(And we won’t even try ‘topping’ that one….)
-Independent, WSMV, CNET
DID YOU KNOW?
In light of the current coronavirus scare, Google Trends pointed out last week that search interest for “coronavirus symptoms” had increased by 1,050%. It also listed the top five related searches during the previous 24 hours, including “What is coronavirus?” and “How to prevent coronavirus”. But there is also data that shows we are surrounded by some very, very confused people. There has also been a sharp spike in online queries for something called the “corona beer virus” over the past two weeks.
BS CHRONOMETER 01.31.20
TODAY’S CELEBIRTHDAYS . . .
1947  Jonathan Banks, Washington DC, TV actor (‘Mike Ehrmantraut’ on “Breaking Bad” 2009-2012, same character on “Better Call Saul” since 2015)
1956  John Lydon (Johnny Rotten), London UK, punk rock singer (Sex Pistols -‘God Save the Queen’, Anarchy in the U.K.’)
1970  Minnie Driver, London England, movie actress (“Good Will Hunting”/TV actress (“Speechless” 2016-19)
1973  Portia DeRossi (Amanda Lee Rogers), Horsham Australia, TV actress (“Arrested Development” 2003-2018, “Ally McBeal” 1998-2002)/Ellen DeGeneres’ partner since 2004
1977  Kerry Washington, Bronx NY, TV actress (‘Olivia Pope’ on “Scandal” 2012-18)/movie actress (“Django Unchained”, “Ray”)
1981  Justin Timberlake, Memphis TN, pop singer (‘Can’t Stop the Feeling!’, ‘SexyBack’)/former boy-band singer (*NSYNC-‘Bye Bye Bye’)/movie actor (“The Social Network”)
1987  Marcus Mumford, Yorba Linda CA [raised London UK], folk rock singer-musician (Mumford & Sons-‘I Will Wait’, ‘Believe’)/wed to actress Carey Mulligan since 2012
1987  Tyler Hubbard, Monroe GA, country singer (Florida Georgia Line-‘Stay’, ‘Cruise’)
SATURDAY- Pauly Shore (“Encino Man”) is 53; Patrick Wilson (Weezer-‘Buddy Holly’) is 51; Michael C Hall (“Dexter”) is 49; Big Boi (OutKast) is 45; Ronda Rousey (MMA fighter) is 33; Harry Styles (‘Sign of the Times’) is 26
SUNDAY- Chef Ina Garten (“Barefoot Contessa”) is 72; Reality star Duane ‘Dog’ Chapman (“Dog the Bounty Hunter”) is 68; Model Christie Brinkley is 66; Shakira (‘Hips Don’t Lie’) is 43
TODAY’S BS REASONS TO PARTY . . .
• “Backwards Day”, a day to relieve Winter blahs by doing everything backwards, ie: calling people by their last name, eating meals in reverse, (***signing off your show at the beginning***), etc. (Not to be confused with ‘Opposite Day’, which we celebrated last week. Actually…yes! It is very much to be confused with Opposite Day!)
• “Hell is Freezing Over Day”, a day to make a list of things you have said or thought in the past that you would never, ever do. Think about each one to see if you still feel the same way. (***See BS Phone Starter, below***)
• “Hot Chocolate Day”, saluting the warm and creamy beverage we love to drink on a cold Winter’s day.
• “Inspire Your Heart With Art Day”, celebrating the effect it can have on your disposition. Look at a piece of art and ask yourself – What is telling me? How does it make me feel? What emotions is it evoking within me? (What is that thing?)
• “Brandy Alexander Day”, saluting the classic dessert drink that combines brandy with dark crème de cacao in a silky blend often likened to an alcoholic milkshake
• “Winterlude” through February 17, the annual, celebrating the season outdoors in Canada’s capital region of Ottawa-Gatineau. Highlights include ice sculptures, a playground made of snow, and best of all, the Rideau Canal, touted as the World’s Longest Skating Rink.
• “Car Insurance Day”, which commemorates the first auto insurance policy, issued to one Truman Martin of Buffalo NY on this date in 1898. It cost $11.50 (96 cents if he paid monthly)
• “Change Your Password Day”, an annual reminder that ‘123456′ is not keeping your data all that safe.
• “Spunky Old Broads Day”, dedicated to the saying ‘old girls just wanna have fun’. Spunky old broads are positive, fun, butt-kicking mature women over the age of 50 who refuse to sit back quietly and get old. Who’s the spunkiest famous old broad? Betty White?
• “G.I. Joe Day”, the name was inspired by 1945 Robert Mitchum movie “The Story of GI Joe”. FACTOID: Hasbro invented the term ‘action figure’ because it thought boys wouldn’t play with a ‘doll’.
• “Groundhog Day”, the yearly tradition that perpetuates the hogwash that a hibernating groundhog prodded from its burrow can forecast 6 more weeks of Winter by seeing its shadow. This annual oddity stems from the Christian celebration of “Candlemas”. An old Scottish poem proclaims, “If Candlemas is fair and clear, there’ll be two winters in the year.” Canada’s best known groundhog prognosticator is ‘Wiarton Willie’, while ‘Punxsutawney Phil’ is America’s original forecaster and most famous hog.
• “World Play Your Ukulele Day”, offering uke players a chance to ‘change the world 4 strings at a time’ by playing, sharing, and teaching others to play the mini-guitar.
THIS DAY IN SHOW BIZ . . .
1999  Seth MacFarlane’s “Family Guy” first airs on Fox
2014  With 755 million active users, Facebook increases its ad revenue by 76% year-over-year (As of this month, they counted active users at 2.45 billion)
TODAY’S MUSIC EVENTS . . .
1981  ‘The Tide Is High’ by Blondie hits #1
2010  Taylor Swift becomes the youngest artist ever to win the Grammy for Album of the Year (“Fearless”). Beyoncé wins six out of ten nominations – including Song of the Year for ‘Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)’ – giving her the most wins in one night of any female artist
TODAY’S FIRST . . .
1990  The first McDonalds in the Soviet Union opens in Moscow
TODAY’S RECORDS . . .
2012  The Toyota Corolla becomes the best-selling car model of all-time, surpassing the VW Beetle, with 37.5 million sold (currently over 40 million)
2015  New Zealand professional golfer Lydia Ko, age 17, becomes the youngest #1-ranked golfer in the world, beating the record set by Tiger Woods in 1997 at age 21
BS WHACK FOOTBALL FACTS:
✓ American football has several names around the world. In Europe it’s called ‘soccer’, and in the U.K. it’s called ‘rugby’.
✓ Helmets weren’t mandatory for football players until 1939.
✓ Though football games usually last around 3 hours, the ball is typically in play for only 11 minutes.
✓ Statistically, injured players in televised NFL games get six more seconds of camera time than celebrating players.
✓ Super Bowl Sunday ranks second when it comes to the highest American food consumption. #1 is Thanksgiving.
✓ A cow has a 1 in 17,420,000 chance of becoming a Super Bowl football.
Best of BS . . .
METHODS ASIDE FROM GROUNDHOGS TO DETERMINE IF SPRING IS ON THE WAY:
• Golden State Warriors mathematically eliminated from NBA playoffs.
• Wal-Mart re-labels bags of ‘tire-traction sand’ as ‘sandbox sand’.
• That nice Spring breeze … that’s blowing small cars across the parking lot.
• (Local TV forecaster) switches from tacky wool blazers to tacky polyester blazers.
• Garbage collectors start going topless.
• Look at a calendar, twit!
– First published in BS 1998
BS BAD TAILGATING ACTIVITIES:
• Grilling and eating whatever animal is your team’s mascot
• Flaming lawn darts
• Alcoholics Anonymous meeting
• Quietly reading a romance novel
• Blacking out before the burgers are done
• Shooting at propane tanks to get pumped
• Tailgating. Literally.
• Keg-stands. Trust me on that.
-Twitter, first published in BS in 2019
BS WEB GOODIE:
Rockin’ little kid: https://youtu.be/SxWR5VtTMbM
BS RANDOM JOKE:
My wife left me because she says I’m obsessed with football. I was shocked. I mean…we were together for 5 ½ seasons…
WORLD LEADER OR NFL PLACEKICKER?
Which are former pro kickers and which are former world leaders?
• Ray Wersching [Placekicker. Formerly with San Diego Chargers & San Francisco 49ers]
• Bjorn Nittmo [Placekicker in 1989 with the NY Giants]
• Lars Korvald [World Leader. Prime Minister of Norway 1972-73]
• Oscar von Sydow [World Leader. Prime Minister of Sweden 1921]
• Uwe von Schamann [Placekicker. Miami Dolphins 1979-84]
• Rafael Reyes [World Leader. President of Colombia from 1904-09]
• Erik Eriksen [World Leader. Prime Minister of Denmark 1950-53]
• Gunnar Thoroddsen [World Leader. Prime Minister of Iceland 1980-83]
• Neil O’Donoghue [Placekicker. Kicked for the Buffalo, Tampa Bay, and St Louis 1977-85]
• Raul Allegre [Placekicker. Played 9 seasons for 3 different teams 1983-91]
BS PHONE STARTER:
What thing that you said you’d never do. . . have you done?
BS WATER COOLER QUESTION:
Question: 93% of dog owners say their dog can perform THIS trick. What is it?
BS DEEP THOUGHT:
Don’t tell people your dreams. Show them.