Thursday, January 12, 2017 – Edition: #5888

Sheeters Always Prosper!

★ Actress Amy Adams (‘Arrival”) thinks getting her own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame is ”crazy”, as she never thought she’d get this far as an actress. The 42-year-old actress was honored yesterday with the 2,589th star on the famous sidewalk in Los Angeles. Her actor-husband Darren Le Gallo, 6-year-old daughter Aviana, and 4-of-her-7 siblings were scheduled to be on hand to help her celebrate.
– Bang Showbiz
★ George Lucas’ Museum Of Narrative Art is going to be built in Los Angeles CA. The site at Exposition Park won out over a rival bid from San Francisco to house the massive museum. The 72-year-old filmmaker’s personal collection of fine art and movie paraphernalia, including items relating to the “Star Wars” and “Indiana Jones” franchises, will be housed in the new facility. Lucas has personally pledged to stump up $1 billion toward the project, including the value of his art, building costs, and an endowment of around $400 million. A previous plan to bring the museum to Chicago IL was scrapped over the Summer.
★ The Coen brothers are developing a TV miniseries set in the Old West, which could also be released in cinemas and will be called “The Ballad of Buster Scruggs”. Writing and directing duties will be taken care of by the brothers. The Coens have never attempted to produce something for television before – however, their 1995 film “Fargo” has been adapted into a successful series starring Kirsten Dunst and Ted Danson.

• “Conan” (TBS/CTV) – Judah & The Lion (“Folk Hop ‘N Roll”).
• “Harry” (syndicated) – Fat Joe & Remy Ma (“Plata o Plomo”, out in February).
• “Jimmy Kimmel Live” (ABC/CityTV) – SZA (“A”).
• “Last Call With Carson Daly” (NBC) – Bob Mould (“Patch the Sky”). Rerun.
• “Late Late Show With James Corden” (CBS/CTV) – Jamie T (“Trick”).
• “Late Night With Seth Meyers” (NBC/CTV) – Action Bronson (“Human Highlight Reel”).
• “Late Show With Stephen Colbert” (CBS/Global) – A$AP Mob (“Cozy Tapes Vol 1: Friends”).

• Bon Jovi – They’re holding a contest to choose bands or singers to open for their upcoming tour. Artists can upload videos of themselves performing original music, and winners chosen from the finalists get to perform 20-minute sets. The “This House is Not For Sale” tour begins February 8th in Greenville SC and has dates slotted through April 11th in Toronto ON.
• Chris Stapleton – In its 88th week of release his album “Traveller” has yoyo-ed back to the top of the latest ‘Billboard Country Albums’ chart.
• Ed Sheeran – He’s lost almost 50 lbs while on hiatus from the music biz, which he claims to have achieved by exercising for just 10 minutes-a-day.
• George Michael – His former partner Kenny Goss is set to play a “major role” in the star’s funeral. It’s said to be a show of acceptance by George’s bereaved family. The couple were together 1996-2009. An exact date for the funeral has not yet been released, but it’s believed that there will be 2 memorial events, the first limited to close friends and family.
• Kings of Leon – Tonight in the National Harbor development just south of Washington DC they embark on a series of arena dates in support of their latest album “Walls”. Shows are set up through January 28 in Los Angeles CA.
• Madonna – The 58-year-old pop icon says she ”can’t imagine” a time in her life when she won’t want to make music anymore. She admits ex-husband Guy Ritchie couldn’t understand why she was so obsessed with her “talent and art”.
• Mariah Carey – She’s suing the promoters of her cancelled South American shows. She was due to perform in Chile and Argentina last year, but is now accusing FEG Entretenimientos for failing to pay her in full and for breaching their contract.
• U2 – The Edge tells “Rolling Stone” the band has shelved “Songs of Experience” even though they’ve been putting the finishing touches on the new album. Why? The US election happened and suddenly the world changed. (BS translation: The finished product sounded like crap.)
• Zac Brown Band – Coy Bowles is learning to play lullabies on his guitar so he can serenade his baby girl. The guitarist/keyboardist and wife Kylie became first-time parents in October when they welcomed daughter Hattie. The new dad admits his life has been turned upside down.

A BS selection of movies in the making …
• “Avengers: Infinity War” – The latest movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe is set to be filmed in Scotland. The new installment sees Robert Downey Jr returning as ‘Iron Man’, Chris Hemsworth as ‘Thor’, Chris Evans as ‘Captain America’ and the rest of the superhero squad donning their outfits again to battle supervillain ‘Thanos’. Filming is set to start February 28th.
• “Holmes & Watson” – Hugh Laurie and Ralph Fiennes are joining Will Ferrell and John C Reilly in this new ‘Sherlock Holmes’-inspired comedy. Ferrell is playing ‘Holmes’ and Reilly portrays ‘Watson’ As yet, it is not known which characters Laurie and Fiennes are playing in the film, which writer-and-director Etan Cohen recently began shooting in London.
• “The Intouchables” – Nicole Kidman and Amara Karan are in talks to join the cast of a Hollywood remake of the hit French movie. Bryan Cranston stars as a paraplegic aristocrat who hires a man from the projects (Kevin Hart) as his caregiver. The original movie became the 2nd-biggest box office hit of all-time in France, and made over $410 million worldwide.
• “Mary Magdalene” – Actors Joaquin Phoenix & Rooney Mara’s long-time friendship has reportedly turned into a romance while shooting this upcoming biblical epic. Rooney plays the title role and Joaquin stars as ‘Jesus’. During shooting in Italy they’ve been spotted spending time together off-set. Neither actor’s reps have offered any comment on the relationship.
• “Score: A Film Music Documentary” – This film about filmmaking explores the process of movie score composition. It includes interviews with Hans Zimmer, John Williams, Trent Reznor, Randy Newman, Quincy Jones, James Cameron and many more. Featured movie themes include “Star Wars”, “Indiana Jones”, and “Titanic”. It premieres in theaters this May.

It’s long been observed that mothers tend to cradle their infants on their left side, a tradition that’s been attributed to handedness (so right-handed mothers have the right hand free). Now researchers report that ‘positional bias’ is in fact observed in multiple mammal species, and they say the reason for it is likely neurological. Turns out that this positioning on the left activates the brain’s right hemisphere, responsible for processing social activities like communication and bonding. Scientists have recorded nearly 11,000 position choices across 175 pairs of infants and mothers. That the positional bias is so widespread among mammals suggests, as one researcher puts it, that “the mechanism is ancient and really basic”. (BS translation: it’s easier to use the TV remote.)
– “New Scientist”

The top tunes people listen to while working out, according to a new ranking by Spotify …
1. Eminem – “‘Till I Collapse”
2. Kanye West – “Power”
3. Drake – “Jumpman”
4. The Chainsmokers – “Closer”
5. Calvin Harris – “This is What You Came For”
6. Rihanna – “Work”
7. Sia – “Cheap Thrills”
8. The Weeknd – “Starboy”
9. Beyoncé – “7/11”
10. David Guetta – “Hey Mama”

That’s OK. A new study finds that ‘weekend warriors’ still reap health benefits. Researchers at Loughborough University in the UK have studied the cases of over 63,000 adults and found that those who complete the recommended weekly amount of exercise (150 minutes of moderate exercise or 75 minutes of high-intensity workouts) over several days of the week have only a slightly lower risk of death from cancer and heart disease than those who complete the same amount of exercise in just 1 or 2 days. Quality may be more important than quantity, the study authors conclude. (In that case, do it all at once and get it over with.)
– “Quartz”

The term ‘disc jockey’ was first used 80 years ago, in 1937.


1964 [53] Jeff Bezos, Albuquerque NM, Internet billionaire ( founder & CEO)/estimated net worth: $68.6 billion (2017)

1965 [52] Rob Zombie (Cummings), Haverhill MA, movie director (“Halloween” films, “The Devil’s Rejects”)/metal rocker (“Hellbilly Deluxe 2”, “Educated Horses”)

1970 [47] Zack de la Rocha, Long Beach CA, rock singer (Rage Against the Machine-“Killing In the Name”, “Guerrilla Radio”)

1993 [24] Zayn (Zain Javadd Malik), Bradford UK, pop singer “Pillowtalk”, w/Taylor Swift-“I Don’t Wanna Live Forever”)/ex-One Direction boy-band member/boyfriend of model Gigi Hadid

1996 [21] Ella Henderson, Tetney UK, pop singer (“Glow”, “Ghost”)/former “The X Factor” contestant (2012)

• “Eat Crackers & Try to Whistle Day”, just to see if it’s still as much fun as it was when you were a kid. (This calls for an on-air experiment!)

• “Full Moon” of January, commonly referred to as the “Wolf Moon”. Hey, is that hair growing on your palms?

• “International Kiss a Ginger Day”, an annual event that encourages folks to pucker up and plant one on a redhead.
✓ Movie star Emma Stone (“La La Land”).
✓ Actress Amy Adams (“Arrival”).
✓ TV host Conan O’Brien (“Conan”).
✓ Movie actress Jessica Chastain (“Zero Dark Thirty”).
✓ Actress Julianne Moore (“Still Alice”).
✓ Brit royal Prince Harry.
✓ Pop star Ed Sheeran (“÷”).
✓ Donald Trump (or at least, Alec Baldwin doing Donald Trump).

• “Marzipan Day”, celebrating the sweet, mold-able treat made from mostly sugar and almond meal or paste. It can end up looking like a big ball of Play Doh that you can color with food coloring and then form into different shapes.

• “Pharmacists Day”, honoring drug dealers everywhere.

• “Roller Skating Day”, celebrating the pastime that previously employed 4 wheels for what we now do with 2 wheels.

2002 [15] Late-night TV host Conan O’Brien weds Liza Powell, a Seattle WA ad executive he met when she made an appearance on his show

2004 [13] Satirical TV newsmagazine “Rick Mercer Report” debuts on CBC-TV

2005 [12] It’s announced that the Strawberry Field Children’s Home immortalized by The Beatles is closing (made famous when John Lennon wrote “Strawberry Fields Forever” after playing there as a child)

2013 [04] The 1974 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow used by Freddie Mercury until his 1991 death is sold at auction for £74,000 (about $90,000), more than 5 times the pre-sale estimate

2004 [13] The world’s (then-) largest ocean liner, ‘RMS Queen Mary 2’, makes its maiden voyage

2010 [07] The Haiti earthquake occurs, killing an estimated 316,000 and destroying the majority of the capital city Port-au-Prince

[Fri] Friday the 13th
[Fri] Make Your Dream Come True Day
[Fri] Sticker Day
[Sat] Eagle Day
[Sat] International Kite Day
[Sun] Humanitarian Day
[Sun] World Religion Day
This Week Is … Soccer Coaches Week
This Month Is … Be Kind to Food Servers Month


• You ordered a soy milk dry cappuccino.
• You asked for a quarter-pump of sugar-free vanilla syrup.
• You took another person’s drink then complained it wasn’t what you ordered.
• You drank ¾ of your drink before complaining that it wasn’t what you ordered.
• You demanded that your 1% milk be made by combining skim milk and 2%.
• Your name is Theresa and when you heard the name Carl you asked, “Is that mine?”
• Your name was called 17 times before you picked up your drink. And then you complained it was cold.
• You ordered a half-caff single shot espresso.
• You over-pronounced ‘caffé macchiato’.
• You ordered a whole-milk no-foam cappuccino.
– Thanks to Sarah Huckins

Food has replaced sex in my life, so now I can’t even get into my own pants.

• 45 years ago a notice in the “London Gazette” announced that Reginald Dwight had abandoned his birth name and taken the new name Elton [something] John. Which became his new middle name?
a. Kenneth
b. Fantastic
c. Hercules [CORRECT]

• Which of the 5 main senses is the most dominant?
a. Smell
b. Vision [CORRECT]
c. Common
– “Trivia Crack”

☎ What’s the best time of the day for ‘doing it’? In a “Glamour” poll of women, 39% say nighttime, just edging out the 38% who prefer mornings. (96% of men answer, “What time is it now?”)

Question: A woman might request THIS gift on one day but be upset if it’s received on another.
Answer: Kitchen gadgets are often on a bride’s registry and much appreciated, but as a birthday or Valentines gift … not so much.

Life is like a sled dog team: if you ain’t the lead dog, the scenery never changes.

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