Tuesday, January 30, 2018 – Edition #6146

100% Grade A Bull!

★ Jimmy Kimmel has landed one of the biggest “political” interviews of the year so far, and he announced it with a tweet.  Stormy Daniels, the pornstar at the center of a bizarre White House sex scandal, is booked to appear on his show tonight. In almost too-perfect timing, Daniels’ appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live! will coincide with President Trump’s first State of the Union speech tonight.
(Man, the stories she could tell….even before she met the President!)
★ Omarosa has moved from the White House to the Big (Brother) House. Former White House staffer Omarosa Manigualt — who exited the Trump administration last year — has been unveiled as one of the contestants for the CBS reality show “Celebrity Big Brother”.  A veteran of reality shows, Manigault appeared on the first season of NBC’s “The Apprentice” with Donald Trump, and then returned for “Celebrity Apprentice,” among others.
★ Scott Baio wasted no time in disputing accusations from actress Nicole Eggert, who said he repeatedly molested her between the ages of 14 and 17.  Baio took to Twitter saying “her claims are 100% lies,” before going to Facebook Live in an effort to prove the allegations were false.  Eggert brought the accusations to Twitter after she commented on a tweet referring to Baio’s support of Donald Trump, writing: “Ask [Scott Baio] what happened in his garage at his house when I was a minor. Creep.”   The two starred together on the ’80s sitcom ‘Charles in Charge’.
★ Woody Allen’s latest film “Rainy Day in New York” may never see a release date. The film, which is to be distributed by Amazon, may never make it too the screen, according to sources.  One film executive says that “Rainy Day will either not come out or [will] get dumped by Amazon without any p.r. or theatrical release.”   This is coming following the news that stars of his films are moving away from the director and donating their pay from his pictures to charity.
★ Idris Elba wants to make another movie with Jessica Chastain. He says he had a great time working with the Chastain on ‘Molly’s Game’ and would love to recreate their ”amazing” chemistry on another project, no matter what it is.

• “Jimmy Kimmel Live” (ABC/Global): Kerry Washington, Stormy Daniels, Elise Trouw
• “The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon” (NBC/CTV): Joe Scarborough, Mika Brzezinski, Chrissy Teigen, the Voidz
• “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” (CBS/Global): Tommy Vietor, Jon Favreau, Jon Lovett, Jessica Williams, Phoebe Robinson, Chris Stapleton
• “Late Night with Seth Meyers” (NBC/CTV): Glenn Howerton, Common, Chloe Benjamin, Nikki Glaspie
• “The Late Late Show with James Corden” (CBS/CTV): Helen Mirren, J.K. Simmons
• “Conan” (TBS/Comedy): Kevin Nealon, Martin Freeman, Jordan Temple
• “Watch What Happens Live” (Bravo): Carson Kressley, Dakota Fanning
• “The View” (ABC/CTV): Rose McGowan, guest co-host Ana Navarro
• “The Talk” (CBS): Helen Mirren, Amber Theoharis
• “Live with Kelly and Ryan” (ABC/CTV): Dylan McDermott, Katie Lowes
• “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” (NBC/CTV): Best Moments of Season 15
• “Super Bowl Greatest Commercials 2018” (CBS): An interactive countdown special in which viewers vote for their favorite “Man” vs. “Beast” Super Bowl commercial. Boomer Esiason and Daniela Ruah host.
• “State of the Union Address” (CBS, ABC, NBC, FOX): President Donald Trump delivers the traditional address before a joint session of Congress, telecast from the House chamber.

• Imagine Dragons – before the ceremony, frontman Dan Reynolds slammed the Grammy Awards for not featuring more female nominees. Imagine Dragons were nominated for Best Pop Vocal album and Best Pop Duo/Group, but Reynolds said he finds it ”embarrassing” that the categories are so ”male dominated”.
• Jennifer Hudson – has been personally chosen by Aretha Franklin to star in a new biopic about her .  Reports say that the production company hopes to get a screenwriter and director on board as quickly as possible, so that the project can get underway.
• Jay-Z – drew the wrath of Trump while appearing on Saturday night’s premiere of CNN’s “The Van Jones Show,” where the rapper addressed the President.  Probably because of Jay’s comment about the need to “treat people like human beings”, Trump Tweeted on Sunday morning, “Somebody please inform Jay-Z that because of my policies, Black Unemployment has just been reported to be at the LOWEST RATE EVER RECORDED!”
• Lil Wayne – has released ‘Dedication 6: Reloaded’, the latest installment in his storied DJ Drama-hosted mixtape series. Word is the project finds Weezy rapping over industry beats with vintage stream-of-consciousness dexterity.
• Britney Spears – will be performing two extra dates on her ‘Piece of Me Tour’ after many fans were left disappointed when tickets sold out in seconds.  Extra shows have been added in Atlantic City, NJ and The O2 arena in London, UK.
• Linkin Park – guitarist Mike Shinoda said in a fan Twitter Q&A that the band has “every intention” of continuing despite the death of singer Chester Bennington.  They’ve just released a new 3-song EP called ‘Post Traumatic’.
• Stevie Nicks – says she would be a ”raging monster” if anyone tried to sexually harass her. She says she has never been a victim of abuse in the music industry, and she and bandmate Christine McVie
made a ”pact” from the beginning of their careers, that if anyone ever tried anything they would ”scream” the place down and walk away from the situation.
• Jason Aldean – is known to be a big booster of Georgia sports teams.  So it is no surprise that he was happy to see legendary Braves infielder Chipper Jones selected for Baseball Hall of Fame induction.  Aldean shared on Instagram a photo of the two together with the caption, “Congrats to my boy Chipper Jones on getting elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame today…Proud of ya brutha and very well deserved.”
• Chris Stapleton – brought out Sturgill Simpson for a surprise appearance on both songs he played on Saturday Night Live this past weekend.  Stapleton and Simpson performed “Midnight Train to Memphis” and “Hard Livin’” from Stapleton’s latest album, ‘From a Roon: Volume 2′.

• “Professor Marston & The Wonder Women” (R-Rated, Drama):  The story of psychologist William Moulton Marston, and his polyamorous relationship with his wife and his mistress who would inspire his creation of the superheroine, Wonder Woman. (Luke Evans, Rebecca Hall)
• “Tyler Perry’s Boo 2! A Madea Halloween” (PG-13, Comedy):  Madea, Bam, and Hattie venture to a haunted campground and the group must run for their lives when monsters, goblins, and the boogeyman are unleashed. (Tyler Perry, Cassi Davis)
• “Last Flag Flying” (R-Rated, Comedy/Drama):  Thirty years after they served together in Vietnam, a former Navy Corpsman Larry “Doc” Shepherd re-unites with his old buddies, former Marines Sal Nealon and Reverend Richard Mueller, to bury his son, a young Marine killed in the Iraq War. (Bryan Cranston, Laurence Fishburne, Steve Carell)
• “The Square” (R-Rated, Comedy/Drama): A prestigious Stockholm museum’s chief art curator finds himself in times of both professional and personal crisis as he attempts to set up a controversial new exhibit. (Claes Bang, Elisabeth Moss, Dominic West)

What is the best way to start an email?  I suppose it depends on to whom the email is written, but we’ve all at some point pondered what the best approach is.  Is ‘Hi’ too friendly for a work-related email?  Is ‘Hello’ too formal?  Is ‘Dear’ downright creepy?  The website ‘Quartz at Work’ analyzed
over 300,000 emails and discovered that people primarily use five different words to begin their email. After analyzing the data, they discovered one that narrowly edged out the others when it came to getting a response. ‘Hey’.  Here are the final results:
Hey: 64% response rate
Hello: 63.6% response rate
Hi: 62.7% response rate
Greetings: 57.2% response rate
Dear: 56.5% response rate
All Emails: 47.5% response rate
(Any data concerning the use of  “Wazzup”?)
(‘I.O.U.’ tends to bring a pretty good response rate too.)
(I just make sure I spell the second word…their name…correctly!)

Now that Twitter has doubled the maximum character count of a Tweet to 280, they are working on their next big evolution.  They are developing a Snapchat-style tool that will make it easier for users to post video instantly. Twitter already has a working demo, but it hasn’t been finalized.  Right now, you need to use a separate camera app before uploading video to Twitter.  But the new Snapchat-like feature will cut down the number of steps by allowing Twitter users to use a built-in camera option in the app to upload photos and video in seconds. Twitter is hoping that the new feature will increase engagement and encourage users to upload more videos and capture more real-time events. Facebook and Instagram implemented a similar feature back in 2016.
(Please, nobody tell Kim Kardashian about this!)
(Great.  One more social media site for me to upload ‘new fridge’ video when I’m on location!)
(OK…everybody is copying everybody else now.  We need them all to merge into one enormous social media site.  S.T.I.F. anyone?  Or InstaTwitFace?

The 1997 movie ‘Titanic’ is the second-highest grossing movie of all time.  You may have heard of it.  11 Oscars.  The movie cost more than the ship.  It grossed more than $2.1 billion.  And you know that Kate and Leo got rich as a result.  But what about the bit players?  You might remember the “little Irish boy,” or Reece Thompson, from the film. He was seen in one scene with his sister and mother as passengers in the lower cabins who had no chance of making it out.  He says that as a 4 year-old, he was paid about $30,000 for his role in the movie.  But over twenty years later — he still receives annual residual checks in the mail.  He reports that each year, he can look forward to receiving $100 to $300.  He says he looks at it as a nice little surprise every year.
(Our money goes on….and on…and on…)
(Well, he’s not going to retire on that, but maybe they’ll do a sequel…)


1930 [88] Gene Hackman, San Bernardino CA, movie actor (“The French Connection”, “Unforgiven”)

1951 [67] Phil Collins, London UK, rock/pop singer/drummer (‘In the Air Tonight’, Genesis-‘Invisible Touch’)

1974 [44] Christian Bale, Haverfordwest, Wales, movie actor (“The Dark Knight” Batman trilogy, “American Hustle”) COMING UP… “Backseat”, 2018

1974 [44] Carl Broemel, Indianapolis IN, rock guitarist (My Morning Jacket-‘I’m Amazed’, ‘Big Decisions’)

1980 [38] Josh Kelley, Augusta GA, pop-country singer (‘Only You’, ‘Amazing’)/brother of Lady Antebellum singer Charles Kelley/wed to actress Katherine Heigl since 2006

1980 [38] Wilmer Valderrama, Miami FL, TV actor (‘Special Agent Nick Torres’ on “NCIS” since 2016, “That ’70s Show” 1998-2006)

1984 [34] Kid Cudi (Scott Mescudi), Cleveland OH, rapper (w/Kanye West-‘All Of the Lights’, ‘Day ‘n Nite’)

• “Croissant Day”, the first step of which is being able to say the French word.  It’s not ‘CROY-sent’, it’s ‘cwah-SAHN’.
NET: http://www.punchbowl.com/holidays/national-croissant-day

• “Inane Voicemail Message Day”, a time to change, shorten, replace, or delete that annoying voicemail message … which you likely recorded on Day One and then never altered.

• “National Plan for Vacation Day”,  reminds us to plan this year’s vacation time. The early bird gets to pack their bags and fly away to a little fun and relaxation! (I usually spend about half my Mondays with my eyes closed, doing just that!)

• “Yodel for Your Neighbors Day”, yodeling is a singing style that most people associate with Switzerland or being in the mountains. It consists of people going back and forth between octaves very fast to get a unique type of sound. (Does this mean that Celine Dion is a yodeler?)

• “National Escape Day”, it’s all about taking a well-deserved break from all the hassles and struggles of everyday life (as well as your yodeling neighbors)

[Wed] Supermoon/Blue Moon
[Wed] Backwards Day
[Wed] Hot Chocolate Day
[Thurs] Change Your Password Day
[Thurs] G.I. Joe Day

2015 [03] Record producer Suge Knight is arrested in LA on suspicion of murder the day after a hit-and-run incident (he allegedly had a beef with 2 men on the set of  “Straight Outta Compton”, and later ran them down with his truck)

1969 [49] The Beatles stage their famous rooftop concert atop Apple Records in London. After performing a few songs, police shut them down as a large crowd gathered. It would be The Beatles’ last public performance.

2013 [05] Mick Jagger is named ‘Most Stylish Rock Star of All-Time’ by lifestyle website Complex.com

1975 [43] Ernő Rubik applies for a patent for his “Magic Cube” invention, later to be known as a Rubik’s cube

2010 [08] “Avatar” becomes the 1st movie to gross over $2 billion worldwide (eventually amasses $2.8 billion)

2011 [07] Over half-a-million people participate in the ‘World’s Largest Wildlife Survey’ after extreme cold drives non-native birds into Britain’s backyards


✓ The Internet was called “The Galactic Network” when it was first created.
✓ Research has shown that people are happiest at 7:26pm on Saturday night.
✓ The space between your eyebrows is called the “glabella.”
✓ Ducks have the ability to see more colors than humans.
✓ Wal-Mart makes more money than Target, Home Depot, Sears, Kmart, Safeway, and Kroger combined.
✓ Easter Sunday will coincide with April Fools’ Day in 2018 for the first time since 1956.

• Why do we put suits in a Garment Bag, and put Garments in a Suitcase?
• Why is it that when you transport something by car, it’s called a shipment, but when you transport something by ship, it’s called cargo?
• Do Lipton Tea employees take coffee breaks?
• If Wal-Mart is lowering prices every day, how come nothing is free yet?
• Why are there interstate highways in Hawaii?
• If someone says you’re in denial, but you’re not, what do you say?
• How can a slim chance and a fat chance be the same, while a wise man and a wise guy are opposites?
• Why buy a product that it takes 2000 flushes to get rid of?
• Who were the beta testers for Preparations A through G?

I think my doctor really likes my choice of sensible footwear, because I overheard him telling the nurse that I have “Serious healthy shoes.”

☎ The best Super Bowl halftime show ever was …?

Question: 27% of us have called in sick to work after this.  What?
Answer: A major sports event such as the Super Bowl.

A friend is someone who knows all about you and still loves you.

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