Tuesday, January 31, 2017 – Edition: #5901

Monthly Planning Calendar in Today’s Issue!

★ Designer Tommy Hilfiger wants to revamp the Los Angeles Dodgers uniforms. Hilfiger says he’d like the baseball team’s outfits to be a little more patriotic, so he’d add red to their blue and white stripes, and maybe some stars. While being interviewed he delivered a special message to Dodgers co-owner Todd Boehly, stating, “Tell Todd to call me.” (Another change he’d make … instead of players’ names on the back, ‘Tommy Girl’.)
– WENN.com
★ Don’t expect to see Oscar-nominated Iranian director Asghar Farhadi at the Oscars February 26th. The filmmaker, whose movie “The Salesman” is up for a ‘Best Foreign Language’ film, says he’s protesting US president Trump’s controversial move to restrict immigration. Trump’s executive order includes a 90-day ban on entry for nationals from 7 predominantly Muslim countries including Iran. A White House source has previously said that Farhadi would have qualified for a ‘waiver’.
– Postmedia Network
★ And singer Céline Dion’s guest appearance on “The Voice” has been a long time coming, but it’s not going down exactly how the show originally wanted it. She’s reportedly been approached several times to be a full-time coach like Adam Levine or Blake Shelton, but since it’s a several months-long commitment Celine declined, given the demanding schedule of her Las Vegas residency. She has now accepted an offer to advise since it only requires 2 days of filming.
– TMZ.com

• “Ellen” (syndicated/CTV2) – Big Sean (“I Decided”, out Friday).
• “Jimmy Kimmel Live” (ABC/CityTV) – Tucker Beathard (“Rock On”).
• “Last Call With Carson Daly” (NBC) – Holy Ghost! (“Crime Cutz”).
• “Late Late Show With James Corden” (CBS/CTV) – Sting (“57th & 9th”).
• “Late Show With Stephen Colbert” (CBS/Global) – Japandroids (“Near to the Wild Heart of Life”).
• “Super Bowl Greatest Commercials” (CBS/Global) – Hosts Boomer Esiason & Daniela Ruah ask viewers to vote for ads categorized as ‘bigger is better’ or ‘less is more’. Huh?
• “Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” (NBC/CTV2) – Veteran reggae band UB40 (“Red Red Wine”).
• “The View” (ABC/CTV) – Keke Palmer (“So Uncool”).

• Black Sabbath – Ozzy Osbourne has now backtracked on his ‘sex addiction’ claim last year as an excuse for cheating on wife Sharon Osbourne. Quote: “I just got caught, didn’t I?”
• Chris Brown – He’d given 7 friends permission to drive his fleet of cars until this incident … one of them has totaled his insanely expensive Lamborghini Aventador (about a half-mill) in a single car accident. Now he’s reportedly asked all his buddies to hand in their keys.
• Ciara – Warner Bros Records has announced the signing of the “Grammy-winning, multi-platinum singer/songwriter/producer”. (Not to mention wife of Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson.)
• Luke Bryan – He’s launching his “Huntin’, Fishin’ and Lovin’ Every Day Tour” on May 5th in Nashville TN. Dates run through October 28th in San Bernardino CA.

Coming out on DVD, Netflix, Google Play and/or other video providers …
• “Gimme Danger” ( R-Rated Documentary ): Filmmaker Jim Jarmusch’s latest chronicles the rise and fall of Iggy Pop & The Stooges, one of the greatest rock & roll bands of all-time. The Stooges’ powerful and aggressive style blew a crater in the musical landscape of the late 1960s, and planted the seeds for what would be called ‘punk’ and ‘alt-rock’ in later years.
• “Jack Reacher: Never Go Back” ( PG-13 Action Thriller ): The Tom Cruise series continues with a new director, Edward Zwick. For hardcore fans of Lee Child’s ‘Reacher’ novels, this movie is based on his 18th book in the series, with ‘Jack’ facing homicide charges.
• “Masterminds” ( PG-13 Action Crime Comedy ): Zach Galifianakis stars as a bored night guard at an armored car company who helps organize one of the biggest bank heists in history. He makes off with $17 million in cash, but then foolishly hands the money over to a wild group of double-crossers. Co-stars Kate McKinnon, Kristen Wiig, Jason Sudeikis, Owen Wilson.
• “Queen of Katwe” ( PG Bio-Drama ): Based on the vibrant true story of a young girl (played by Madina Nalwanga) from the streets of Uganda whose world changes when she is introduced to the game of chess. As a result of the support she receives, she pursues a dream of becoming an international chess champion. Co-stars David Oyelowo, Lupita Nyong’o, Martin Kabanza.
• Also being released: “Ballers: The Complete 2nd Season” (TV); “Barbie: Video Game Hero” (Kids Animation); “Danny Says” (Documentary); “Pinocchio Signature Collection” (Compilation); and “Tyler Perry’s BOO! A Madea Halloween” (Comedy).

Tokyo, Japan startup Vaqso wants to add smells to virtual reality games. When attached to a head-mounted display (HMD) the Vaqso VR gizmo releases aromas related to the action. It’s not a far stretch for the company’s tech department as it has previously provided promotional services using odors for restaurants. Vaqso VR is about the length and width of a Snickers bar and can be attached to an HMD using a magnet. It syncs up with VR experiences and it’s possible to set different odor cartridges, allowing it to emit multiple odors corresponding with the game being played. (You always wondered what ‘Super Mario’ smells like, right?)
– VentureBeat.com

Until 1991, Super Bowl halftime shows were known for being largely dull affairs featuring college marching bands and local artists. But that changed at Super Bowl 25 in Tampa FL, when the Disney-sponsored halftime show starring New Kids On the Block was the first to feature a contemporary pop music artist. Yet the performance remains largely forgotten now as it wasn’t even broadcast live. ABC-TV bumped it until after the game in favor of Gulf War news coverage. NKOTB weren’t even the most memorable musical performance of the night as 1991 was also the year that Whitney Houston delivered a rousing rendition of the pre-game anthem. (This year, we are rumored to be seeing Lady Gaga arrive from a hole in the roof of Houston’s domed stadium.)
– TheWire.com

For the first time, Canadians are getting to watch those flashy Super Bowl ads from the US. Before this year, Super Bowl commercials were blocked in Canada by a practice called ‘simultaneous substitution’, which masks American ads with content from Canadian advertisers when programs air at the same time on both sides of the border. It’s thought this Super Bowl decision may eventually lead to the end of the substitution practice entirely. That would be bad news for Canadian TV broadcasters. Simultaneous substitution is worth an estimated $250 million a year. (Yeah, but watching the same 3 CTV promos repeated over and over throughout an entire game is pure torture.)
– “Washington Post”

You can give birth while napping.
– Refinery29.com


1973 [44] Portia DeRossi (Amanda Lee Rogers), Horsham, Australia, TV actress (“Arrested Development” 2003-06/2013, “Ally McBeal” 1998-2002)/Ellen DeGeneres’ partner since 2004

1977 [40] Kerry Washington, Bronx NY, TV actress (‘Olivia Pope’ on “Scandal” since 2012)/movie actress (“Django Unchained”, “Ray”)

1981 [36] Justin Timberlake, Memphis TN, pop singer (“Suit & Tie”, “SexyBack”)/former boy-band singer (*NSYNC-“Girlfriend”)/movie actor (“The Social Network”)

1987 [30] Marcus Mumford, Yorba Linda CA [raised London UK], folk rock singer-musician (Mumford & Sons-“Babel”, “I Will Wait”)/wed to actress Carey Mulligan since 2012

1987 [30] Tyler Hubbard, Monroe GA, pop-country singer (Florida Georgia Line-“Stay”, “Cruise”)

• “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.

• “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.

• “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?

2014 [03] With 755 million active users, Facebook increases its ad revenue by 76% year-over-year

2010 [07] The Record Academy honors Leonard Cohen with a ‘Lifetime Achievement Award’ at the 52nd Grammy Awards in Los Angeles

2011 [06] A massive Winter storm hits North America for the 2nd time in the month, killing 24 people and causing $1.8 billion in damage across the US and Canada

2015 [02] 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

[Feb 1] “Aurora: Fire In the Sky” debuts (PBS) / Candy-Making Day / Car Insurance Day / Change Your Password Day / International Face & Body Art Day / Spunky Old Broads Day / Girls & Women in Sports Day
[Feb 2] “Powerless” debuts (NBC/CTV) / “Superior Donuts” debuts (CBS) / “Training Day” debuts (CBS/CTV) / Crêpe Day / Groundhog Day / Sled Dog Day / World Play Your Ukulele Day / World Wetlands Day
[Feb 3] “Rings”; “The Space Between Us” open in movie theaters / “Santa Clarita Diet” debuts (Netflix) / Bubble Gum Day / Women’s Physicians Day / Wear Red Day / Working Naked Day
[Feb 4] Barber Day / Facebook Birthday / Take Your Child to the Library Day / World Cancer Day
[Feb 5] Super Bowl LI (Houston TX) / Dump Your Significant Jerk Day / Shower With a Friend Day / Weather Forecasters Day / World Nutella Day
[Feb 6] Canadian Maple Syrup Day / International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation
[Feb 7] Ballet Day / Man Day / Wave All Your Fingers at Your Neighbors Day
[Feb 8] Laugh & Get Rich Day / Opera Day
[Feb 9] NBA All-Star Game (New Orleans LA) / Bagel Day / Pizza Day / Read in the Bathtub Day
[Feb 10] “Fifty Shades Darker”; “John Wick: Chapter 2”; “The Lego Batman Movie” open in movie theaters / MusiCares Person Of the Year Gala (LA CA) / Full ‘Snow’ Moon
[Feb 11] Don’t Cry Over Spilled Milk Day / Get Out Your Guitar Day / Pro Sports Wives Day / Satisfied Staying Single Day / Stress Awareness Day / World Day of the Sick
[Feb 12] “Grammy Awards” (CBS/CityTV) / “BAFTA Awards” (BBC 1) / Autism Sunday / World Marriage Day
[Feb 13] Clean Out Your Computer Day / Employee Legal Awareness Day / Get a Different Name Day / International Condom Day / Wingman’s Day / World Radio Day
[Feb 14] Valentines Day / “Stayin’ Alive: A Grammy Salute to the Music Of the Bee Gees” (LA CA) / Extraterrestrial Visitor Day / Pet Theft Awareness Day / Library Lovers Day / Donor Day / Safer Internet Day / Singles Appreciation Day / Quirky Alone Day
[Feb 15] Flag Day (Canada) / Gum Drop Day / Hippo Day / Random Acts of Kindness Day / Westminster Dog Show begins (NYC)
[Feb 16] Almond Day
[Feb 17] “Fist Fight”; “The Great Wall” open in movie theaters / PTA Day / World Information Architecture Day / World Human Spirit Day
[Feb 18] Ice Cream for Breakfast Day / Drink Wine Day / World Whale Day
[Feb 19] Best Friends Day / Chocolate Mint Day / Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day / Lashes Day
[Feb 20] Presidents Day (USA) / Family Day (Canada) / Bean Day / Love Your Pet Day / Northern Hemisphere Hoodie-Hoo Day / World Day for Social Justice
[Feb 21] International Mother Language Day / Travel Africa Day
[Feb 22] “Brit Awards” (ITV) / Margarita Day / Pink Shirt Day
[Feb 23] Curling is Cool Day / Digital Learning Day / Great American Spit Out / Dog Biscuit Day / Single Tasking Day
[Feb 24] “Get Out”; “Rock Dog”; “Tulip Fever” open in movie theaters / Girl Scout & Guide Cookie Weekend / World Bartender Day
[Feb 25] “Independent Spirit Awards” (IFC) / Razzie Awards (Hollywood CA) / International Sword Swallowers Day / Open That Bottle Night
[Feb 26] “The Oscars” (ABC/CTV) / “Daytona 500” (FOX) / Personal Chefs Day / World Pistachio Day
[Feb 27] “The Voice” season debut (NBC/CTV) / Anosmia Awareness Day / International Polar Bear Day / Cupcake Day (Canada)
[Feb 28] Mardi Gras / Shrove Tuesday / International Pancake Day / Floral Design Day / Tooth Fairy Day / Rare Disease Day / Spay Day


✓ Enjoy a quiet stroll by the seaside. Bring your computer and log onto Facebook. Tie brick around computer. Drop computer into sea.
✓ Take an art class. Build a sculpture of Mel Gibson out of bacon. Congratulate it on its Oscar nod before hoisting it over fence at local dog park.
✓ Spray fire hose of Malbec directly at own face.
✓ Put a quarter in a brightly colored jar every time someone mentions 1984. At end of day treat self to new boat.
✓ Attend a cheese-making workshop. Make lots of cheese. Throw cheese at television.
✓ Put on foam platform sandals and pretend it’s the ’90s. Watch “Mad About You” while eating Cheeto Paws.
✓ Meditate for 5 minutes each morning before putting fist through window.
– Thanks to Johanna Gohmann

Oh, man, [your co-host] is making photocopies of his ass again. Wait … that’s the shredder!

• Only 1.8 people are murdered per year on average in which country?
a. Finland
b. Iceland [CORRECT]
c. Syria
– “The Guardian”

• Which sport doesn’t have a goaltender?
A. Water Polo
b. Lacrosse
c. Bowling [CORRECT]
– TriviaCrackAnswers.com

☎ Which celebrity would you like to have as your doctor?

Question: 1-in-4 married people say if they won the lottery bigtime, they’d do THIS.
Answer: Get a divorce.

The most important ingredient for a long marriage is a short memory.

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