Monday, July 30, 2007        Edition: #3585
Monthly Planning Calendar in Tomorrow’s “BS”!

WEEKEND TABLOID & BLOG BS:
• TODAY auditions for the 7th season of “American Idol” kick off at San Diego’s Qualcomm Stadium. Wristbands for wannabe pop stars have been handed out in advance to prevent aspiring contestants from camping out all weekend on the venue’s grounds. (The search for the new Sanjaya begins!)
– PopTower.com
• Wed on the weekend: Film funnyman Steve Martin & longtime girlfriend Anne Stringfield in a surprise ceremony. They invited friends to their LA home for what was supposed to be a dinner party but then shocked guests by getting hitched instead. “Saturday Night Live” producer/creator Lorne Michaels was best man, and guests included Diane Keaton, Tom Hanks and Eugene Levy. Wonder who played the “Father of the Bride”?)
– “People Magazine”
• The personal assistant Britney Spears hired and then fired in the space of just a month is reportedly planning to sell her story. Shannon Funk claims Spears didn’t ask her to sign a confidentiality agreement and she’s been offered $500,000 to reveal photos and ‘intimate secrets’ about her former boss. (Wow, 30 whole days of memories!)
– StarPulse News Blog
• DC Comics plans to publish a hardcover collection of graphic novels based on NBC-TV’s Emmy- and Golden Globe-nominated hit show “Heroes”. The stories, which mark the first printed graphic novel adaptation of the show, have so far only been available on the official “Heroes” website.
– newsarama.com
• 30-year-old “Heroes” actor Zachary Quinto (‘Sylar’) has landed the role as the new ‘Mr Spock’ in the upcoming “Star Trek” prequel. 76-year-old original ‘Spock’, Leonard Nimoy, will also appear in a cameo. Original ‘Captain Kirk’, William Shatner, is also expected to be added to the cast. The JJ Abrams’ film will chart the early years of the ‘USS Enterprise’. (Because just about every other possible storyline has been milked dry by now.)
– “Contact Music”
• Meantime, a 10-disc HD DVD set of the of the original “Star Trek” TV series is scheduled for release on NOVEMBER 20th, which will be enhanced with digital special effects in hi-def. The MSRP will be a whopping $217.99. (Got that in your ‘geek budget’?)
– “Home Media Magazine”
• Usher & expectant fiancée Tameka Foster have confirmed that they called off their wedding on the morning of the big day. No reason was given for the duo’s decision to hold off on the vow swap, scheduled to take place in the Hamptons SATURDAY. It’s also unclear if the couple remains together. (Seems that even in the sizzling heat of summer, somebody got cold feet!)
– “E!” Online”
• “Dreamgirls” actor Eddie Murphy has presented girlfriend Tracey Edmonds with a ginormous yellow diamond engagement ring, but don’t expect a huge blow-out wedding. Murphy’s first wedding to Nicole Mitchell in 1993 (they split in 2005), was a lavish $1.5-million affair, ranked as one of the all-time most expensive celeb weddings by “Forbes”. This one, a friend says, will be private, low key, and romantic. (Will his daughter via Scary Spice, Mel B, be invited?)
– “OK! Magazine”
• And 19-year-old pop star Hilary Duff, who kicked off a 12-city Canadian concert tour SATURDAY in Winnipeg, has apparently snagged herself a Canadian hockey player, 26-year-old Edmonton native Mike Comrie, the ex-Oiler, ex-Senator who recently signed a 1-year deal to play for the NY Islanders. They’ve been spotted out on romantic dinners in Southern California.  His father Bill Comrie is founder of The Brick furniture store chain. (Then he should understand that with Hilary ‘You Do Not Score for 15 Months! Not Till October, 2008!’)
– Canada.com

BS MUSIC NOTES:
• Alan Jackson – THIS MORNING the country star does the “Today Show” (NBC).
• Black Eyed Peas – Frontman Will.I.Am’s 1st solo album, “Songs About Girls”, is now skedded for release SEPTEMBER 25th.
• The Bravery – TONIGHT they perform on “Late Show With David Letterman” (CBS).
• Collective Soul – They’ve announced they’ll be giving away limited edition music download cards during their summer concert tour. The first 300 attendees at each show receive a card with a code that enables a free download of their new single “Hollywood”.
• Interpol – Bass player Carlos D is directing and starring in a movie with the working title “My Friends To Me About You”. He’s already shot some scenes in which he plays a drug dealer.
• Jennifer Lopez – TONIGHT she’ll talk about her upcoming tour with hubby Marc Anthony on the “Tonight Show With Jay Leno” (NBC/A Channel).
• Madonna – Her director-husband Guy Ritchie is adapting his graphic novels for the bigscreen. He launched “The Gamekeeper” with Virgin Comics earlier THIS YEAR, a series that revolves around the reclusive caretaker of a country estate who’s searching for the killer of his son.
• Rod Stewart – Reports say he’s changed his tune and now given his 27-year-old party-girl daughter Kimberley his blessing to date 44-year-old bad-boy rocker Tommy Lee. Eww!
• Spice Girls – They’ve added 3 dates to their reunion tour, including a new kickoff concert DECEMBER 2nd in Vancouver. San Jose CA and Shanghai, China have also been tacked on, bringing the total number of shows to 14 … so far.
• Velvet Revolver – TONIGHT they guest on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” (ABC/CityTV).
• The Wreckers – Michelle Branch & Jessica Harp will soon be putting their work as a duo on hold in order to pursue solo projects. They’re currently scheduled to tour through the end of SEPTEMBER.

FAKE NAMES USED BY THE FAMOUS:
Some of the goofy aliases used by celebrities when checking into hotels …
• Tom Cruise – Mr Bellacon
• Kevin Costner – Tom Feral
• Lenny Kravitz – Pepper La Bijou
• Drew Barrymore – Anita Mentor
• Benji Madden of Good Charlotte – Michael Jackson
• Mischa Barton – Marianne Antoinette
• Elton John – Bobo Latrine
• Brad Pitt – Carl Con Carne
• Jon Bon Jovi – Stanley Kowalski
• George Clooney – Arnold Schwarzenegger
– “NY Post”

SMART LITTLE BUGGERS:
This might make an interesting on-air experiment: Scientists at Ohio State University’s Center for Cognitive Science  have discovered that 5-year-olds can beat most adults on a recognition memory test. When shown pictures of animals, young children were accurate 31% of the time in identifying pictures they’d previously seen. Adults were only accurate 7% of the time. (Kids remember everything until they go to school and get their memories plugged with ‘knowledge’.)
– “Psychological Science”

WHEN ZOMBIES ATTACK:
The helpful folks over at Zombiephiles.com have reviewed the most popular zombie movies of all- time and compiled this helpful list of what not to do during a zombie outbreak …
• Do not forget to shut the door behind you.
• Do not keep zombies in the basement … even if they are your zombie family.
• Do not try to reunite with friends or family over long distances.
• Do not stand in front of the window.
• Do not set zombies on fire.
• Do not be a jerk. According to stats, the ‘jerk’ character in zombie movies only stands a 4.32% chance of survival.
– “Curious Times”

THIS OLD HOUSE:
Traditional buildings with solid walls are more eco-friendly than modern structures because they need less cooling in summer, according to a new British study. Researchers for Robert Adam Architects, a group of traditional designers, found that buildings with solid walls cost 15-to-20% less to cool than modern designs with lots of window glazing. (In the winter your can freeze your patootie off , however, thanks to those 6-inch gaps in the window frames.)
– “Daily Telegraph”

WORST SONGS EVER:
5. Vanilla Ice – “Ice Ice Baby” (1990)
4. Limpbizkit – “Rollin’” (2000)
3. Wang Chung – “Everybody Have Fun Tonight” (1986)
2. Billy Ray Cyrus – “Achy Breaky Heart” (1992)
1. Starship – “We Built this City” (1985)
– “Blender Magazine”

DID YOU KNOW?
• In France, not only do they work a 35-hour workweek, the health minister has asked for studies be done to see if it should be a requirement for workers to nap during the workday.
• TiVo plans to begin offering a High-Definition Digital Video Recorder for $299 beginning NEXT MONTH.

FOR THE RECORD:
With 18 months left in office, George W Bush could set a new record for the most unpopular US president in the history of modern polling. The most recent stats show 65% of Americans are now unhappy with his job performance. In polls going back to 1938, only twice has a president been given such a disapproval rating: Harry Truman scored 67%t during the Korean War and Richard Nixon hit 66% … 4 days before resigning.
– “Washington Post”

BS AMAZING FACT:
It is impossible for anyone to verbally count up to the number 1 trillion.

BS CHRONOMETER 07.30.07

TODAY’S CELEBIRTHDAYS . . .
1941 [66] Paul Anka, Ottawa ON, oldies singer/songwriter (“My Way”, “Put Your Head on My Shoulder”)/Canadian Music Hall of Fame (1980)/Canada’s Walk of Fame (2005)

1947 [60] Arnold Schwarzenegger, Thal, Austria, California governor since 2003/movie actor (“The Terminator”)/5-time ‘Mr Universe’/married to Maria Shriver since 1986

1948 [59] Jean [‘jhawn’] Reno, Casablanca, Morocco, movie actor (“The Da Vinci Code”, “Mission: Impossible”)  

1961 [46] Laurence Fishburne, Augusta GA, movie actor (“Matrix” trilogy, “What’s Love Got to Do With It”)

1963 [44] Lisa Kudrow, Encino CA, TV actress (“The Comeback” 2005, “Friends” 1994-2004)

1964 [43] Vivica A Fox, Indianapolis IN, TV actress (“1-800-Missing” 2004-06)/movie actress (“Kill Bill: Volume 1”, “Independence Day”)

1964 [43] Dwayne O’Brien, Arlington TX, country guitarist/vocalist (Little Texas-“Life Goes On”, “My Love”)

1971 [36] Tom Green, Pembroke ON, movie actor (“Road Trip”, “Charlie’s Angels”)/TV comic (“The Tom Green Show” 1997-99)/ex-Mr Drew Barrymore (2001-02)

1971 [36] Brad Hargreaves, Marin County CA, alt-rock drummer/vocalist (Third Eye Blind-“Never Let You Go”, “Jumper”)

1974 [33] Hilary Swank, Lincoln NE, movie actress (Oscars-“Million Dollar Baby”, “Boys Don’t Cry”)

1977 [30] Jaime Pressly, Kinston NC, TV actress (‘Joy Turner‘ on “My Name Is Earl” since 2005)/movie actress (“Not Another Teen Movie”)

TODAY’S BS REASONS TO PARTY . . .
• “International Cheesecake Day”, a day to indulge yourself in one of the most decadent of all desserts.

• “Kiss Your Car Day”, a day to show how much you really, rally love her. But don’t forget this month’s payment or you can kiss your car … goodbye.

• “Father-In-Law Day”, honoring the spousal parent that’s never been all that impressed with you … so why bother with a card?.

THIS DAY IN SHOW BIZ . . .
1952 [55] The ‘Dean of Soap Operas’, daytime drama “The Guiding Light”, debuts on CBS-TV  FACTOID: A show regular since 1983, actor/musician Rick Springfield (‘Dr Noah Drake’) will sing on the daytime drama for the first time in an episode scheduled for AUGUST 23rd, performing “Who Killed Rock ‘n Roll?” from his new album due for release in early 2008.

1999 [08] The horror flick “The Blair Witch Project” opens in theaters (it only costs $60,000 to produce but goes on to gross over $249 million worldwide, making it the most profitable movie of all-time)

TODAY’S MUSIC EVENT . . .
2003 [04] ‘SARStock Concert’ in Toronto draws 400,000-plus to see the Rolling Stones, AC/DC, Rush, Justin Timberlake & others

TODAY’S FIRSTS . . .
1898 [109] 1st ‘Corn Flakes’ invented by Will Kellogg (Battle Creek MI)

1898 [109] 1st ‘Automobile Ad’ as Winston Motorcar Co invites readers of “Scientific American” magazine to ‘Dispense with a horse!’

1908 [99] 1st ‘Around-the-World Automobile Race’ ends in Paris, France

1930 [77] 1st ‘World Cup’ soccer final (Uruguay over Argentina 4-2 in Montevideo)

1962 [45] 1st traffic on ‘Trans-Canada Highway’, longest highway in North America at 7,307 km (4,384 miles)

TODAY’S RECORD . . .
1988 [19] Ronald Dossenbach begins record ‘Bike Ride Across Canada’ (Vancouver to Halifax in 13 days)

AND REMEMBER . . .
[Tues] Mutts Day
[Wed] Respect for Parents Day
[Wed] Royal St John’s Regatta (Quidi Vidi Lake NL)
[Wed] Rounds Resounding Day
[Wed] Girlfriends Day
[Thurs] Ice Cream Sandwich Day
This Week Is … Single Working Woman’s Week
This Month Is … Family Reunion Month

BULL’S BITS

BS SIGNS ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER IS 60-YEARS OLD:
• Now has VARICOSE veins bulging out of his neck.
• Black leather jacket & motorcycle boots replaced by taupe windbreaker & white loafers.  
• Can no longer throw Uncle Ted out of parties with one arm.  
• Maria falls asleep before he can get his broadsword ready, if you know what we mean.
• Hemorrhoids now larger than biceps.  
• Concludes every failed bowel movement attempt by saying, “I’ll be back.”
• Has begun tucking his pecs into the front of his pants.  

BS PHONE STARTER:
If you could be the parent of one famous person, who would you want it to be?

BS WEB GOODIE:
The online ‘Cadaver Calculator’ figures out just how much your corpse might be worth to the medical research industry. Just punch in your stats and find your real worth. The Bull carcass is apparently worth $4,865.
NET: http://mingle2.com/cadaver-calculator

BS RANDOM JOKE:
Those who can’t write, write manuals.

BS WATER COOLER QUESTION:
Today’s Question: Men say THIS sport ranks #1 for making women irresistible.
Answer to Give Out Next Show: Volleyball.

BS DEEP THOUGHT:
The rat race is for the birds.

THANKS FOR BEING ON OUR SHEET LIST:
A big moo-out to returning subscribers Rhonda Wedeking @ CD 107.7 [KICD] Spencer IA (11 years); Dan Brookens @ Real Classic Rock KFMC Fairmont MN (13 years); and Les Askelson @ 104.7-K Viking Gold [KVIK] Decorah IA (13 years), all back for another one-year renewal; and welcome to samplers this week that include Kayla Kuhn @ NewsRadio 1200 [WKST] Pittsburgh PA; Jamie Mason @ The Mix 560 [CHTK] Prince Rupert BC; Michael Chirichello @ Reach FM [WREH] Fort Lauderdale FL; Filip Konikowski @ 88.3 Southern FM Melbourne, Australia; Rickey Johnson @ Sirius Satellite Radio, NYC; and Travis Gold @ Greatest Hits KONO 101.1 San Antonio TX.


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