Tuesday, July 12, 2016 – Edition: #5772

Sheet Happens!

BS SHOW BIZ BUZZ:
★ Tom Hiddleston is staying mum about his new relationship with Taylor Swift and dodging questions from reporters. The twosome are in Australia, where he’s filming the 3rd instalment of the “Thor” franchise. The couple’s trip Down Under is the latest stop of their worldwide whirlwind romance since their relationship went public last month. They’ve since spent time together in Nashville TN; England; Rome, Italy; and most recently celebrated the Independence Day holiday at Taylor’s Rhode Island estate.
– WENN.com
★ It’s a good time for animated animals at the box office. “The Secret Life of Pets” follows “Zootopia” and “Finding Dory” as the latest success story this year, opening to a massive $103.2 million over the weekend. The film cost only $75 million to produce. Not adjusting for inflation, “Pets” has earned the title of ‘Best Opening Ever Opening For an Original Animated Property’. The previous record-holder was Disney-Pixar’s “Inside Out”, which opened to $90.4 million last year.
– AP
★ And the UFC has now confirmed it’s been sold for approximately $4 billion to a group headed by talent agency William Morris Endeavor/International Management Group. UFC CEO Lorenzo Fertitta will step down following a transitional period, but Dana White will stay on as president and hold a minority stake. Fertitta and his brother Frank will remain as minority owners after shepherding the growing success of the business that they acquired for $2 million in 2000. The pending sale, expected to be completed before “UFC 202″ on August 20th, is said to be the biggest in sports history.
– RT Sports

TODAY’S SHOW BIZ SKED:
• “America’s Got Talent” (NBC/CityTV) – The judges push their favorites through to the next round; guest judge Ne-Yo.
• “Ellen DeGeneres Show” (syndicated/CTV2) – Ed Sheeran (“x”); Justin Bieber (“Journals”, out July 22nd).
• “Jimmy Kimmel Live” (ABC/CityTV) – Train (“Train Does Led Zeppelin II”). Rerun.
• “Last Call With Carson Daly” (NBC) – Goldlink (“And After That, We Didn’t Talk”). Rerun.
• “Late Late Show With James Corden” (CBS/M3) – Ziggy Marley (“One Bright Day”). Rerun.
• “Late Night With Seth Meyers” (NBC/CTV) – The Julie Ruin (“Run Fast”); Thomas Lang (“Something Along Those Lines”).
• “MLB All-Star Game” (FOX/Sportsnet) – At Petco Park in San Diego CA the 87th exhibition game between the best players in the AL vs those in the NL. (Before inter-league play began in 1997 this was a big deal, now … not so much).
• “The White House: Inside Story” (PBS) – Debut of a behind-the-scenes historical tour of the White House, told through personal accounts and memories.

BS MUSIC NOTES:
• Brooks & Dunn – Starting tonight an additional 9 shows have been added to their Vegas residency at The Colosseum in Caesars Palace. The new shows run Tuesday, Fridays and Saturdays throughout the remainder of July.
• Gwen Stefani – Tonight her US/Canada “This Is What the Truth Feels Like Tour” opens in Mansfield MA and rolls out for 27 dates, ending at The Forum in Los Angeles CA on October 15th. Her former collaborator Eve is the support act.
• Hollywood Vampires – 65-year-old guitarist Joe Perry is said to be recovering after collapsing onstage in Brooklyn NY Sunday. He lost consciousness backstage and went into cardiac arrest before being rushed to Coney Island Hospital in critical condition. No word as yet on what the medical problem is (um, can you guess?). The band is continuing its tour schedule without him.
• Katy Perry – She and Orlando Bloom are getting ”more serious” about each other, an inside source tells “People” magazine. The couple has been dating for some time now but have been acting more ”low-key lately”, prompting speculation things are getting serious between them.
• Miley Cyrus – Some people wear their emotions on their sleeve, but she wears boyfriend Liam Hemsworth’s favorite food on her arm. The 23-year-old has reportedly had a tattoo of Vegemite – a condiment native to Australia – inked onto her left triceps.
• One Direction – Niall Horan has apparently started work on his first solo album, being spotted leaving London’s Tileyard Studios on Sunday. He’s believed to be laying down tracks for his first recording since the group went on hiatus.
• Wolfmother – Tonight the Australian rockers open up for Guns N’ Roses in Pittsburgh PA. They’ll also be the warm-up act on Thursday in Philadelphia PA.

GET YOUR CREDIT CARD READY:
Today is the off-season sale Amazon.com calls ‘Prime Day’. Amazon says it’s offering more than 100,000 deals over the course of the day, more than twice the number of last year. The catch: the deals are only available to members of Amazon Prime, the Seattle WA company’s $99-a-year membership program that offers free 2-day (and sometimes 1- and same-day) shipping as well other perks, including streaming video, music, and photo storage. That said, it’s possible to sign up for a free 30-day trial, then cancel after Prime Day. Amazon’s betting you’ll be so blown away you’ll stick around. But Amazon’s not the only company offering sales this week. A host of others are jumping on the bandwagon. (Think what a feeling of smug calmness you’ll have if all your Christmas shopping is done in July.)
– USAToday.com

HAIR TODAY, GONE TOMORROW:
In an effort to save time in the morning, a lot of us have become obsessed with dry shampoo. You just spray it on, shake your hair around, and everything looks less oily and smells (almost) fresh. But increasingly you’ll find images of bald patches and thinning hair from dry shampoo users online. A mini poll of 11 hair experts reaches the consensus that dry shampoo is, in fact, too good to be true. One dermatologist recommends not to use the product more than twice a week. Turns out it isn’t actually shampoo at all; it soaks up oils, which irritates the scalp and doesn’t clean anything. It can weaken follicles and cause them to stick together, so that a single hair that would normally shed during brushing may take 2 or 3 others along with it. (Other than all that though … great idea!)
– TheAtlantic.com

BS AMAZING FACT:
The tattoo policy of the US Marine Corps is 32-pages-long.
– “Wall Street Journal”

BS CHRONOMETER 07.12.16

TODAY’S CELEBIRTHDAYS . . .
1937 [79] Bill Cosby, Philadelphia PA, embattled comedian/actor facing numerous court actions regarding alleged drug-aided sexual assaults on women

1962 [54] Dan Murphy, Minneapolis MN, alt-rock guitarist (Soul Asylum-”Misery”, “Runaway Train”)

1978 [38] Topher Grace, NYC, movie actor (“American Ultra”, “Interstellar”)/TV actor (“Too Big to Fail” 2011, “That ’70s Show” 1998-2005)

1978 [38] Michelle Rodriguez, San Antonio TX, movie actress (“Fast & Furious” films, “Avatar”)/TV actress (“Lost” 2005-06, 2009-10)

1980 [36] Kristen Connolly, Montclair NJ, TV actress (“Zoo” since 2015, “House of Cards” 2013-14)

1983 [33] Kimberly Perry, Ridgeland MS, country singer-guitarist (The Band Perry-”Better Dig Two”, “If I Die Young”)

1988 [28] Ta’Rhonda Jones, Chicago IL, TV actress (‘Porsha Taylor’ on “Empire” since 2015)

1990 [26] Rachel Brosnahan, Milwaukee WI, TV actress (‘Abby Isaacs’ on “Manhattan” 2014-15, ‘Rachel Posner’ on “House of Cards” 2013-15)

TODAY’S BS REASONS TO PARTY . . .
• “Different Colored Eyes Day”, celebrating the diversity of eye color as well as people with eyes that are a different color from one other. Celebs with what’s called ‘heterochromia’ include late rocker David Bowie, actress Mila Kunis, and actor Kiefer Sutherland.

• “Pecan Pie Day”, celebrating one of the most decadent of all desserts. The crust and pecans aren’t necessary … just the yummy goo in the center! Is it ‘PEE-can or ‘puh-CAHN’?
NET: http://www.punchbowl.com/holidays/pecan-pie-day

• “Simplicity Day”, a day to focus on ways to simplify your life. Which would be …?

THIS DAY IN SHOW BIZ . . .
2008 [08] Twins (a girl named Vivienne Marcheline & a boy named Knox Leon) are born to acting couple Brad Pitt & Angelina Jolie in Nice, France

TODAY’S MUSIC EVENT . . .
2008 [08] Rolling Stones guitarist Ronnie Wood leaves his wife of 23 years and moves in with an 18-year-old Russian cocktail waitress (the 61 year-old dad-of-four met the teenager while out drinking and whisked her away to his luxury pad in Ireland)

TODAY’S FIRST . . .
1998 [18] Host country France defeats favored Brazil 3-0 to win its 1st-ever FIFA World Cup, at Stade de France in Saint Denis (the hometown crowd was less happy with this past Sunday’s Euro Cup final loss at the same venue)

TODAY’S RECORD . . .
1996 [20] Michael Jordan signs with Chicago Bulls for an NBA-record $30 million-a-season

2015 [01] Novak Djokovic achieves his 3rd Wimbledon title, denying Roger Federer the all-time record of 8 Wimbledon titles

AND REMEMBER . . .
[Wed] Embrace Your Geekness Day
[Wed] Gruntled Workers Day
[Thurs] International Nude Day
[Thurs] Shark Awareness Day
[Fri] “Ghostbusters”; “The Infiltrator” open in movie theaters
This Week Is … Sports Cliché Week
This Month Is … Child-Centered Divorce Month

BULL’S BITS

BS THINGS WE’VE ALL SAID IN A DRESSING ROOM:
“I’ll fit into this once I lose my Winter weight.”
“I just won’t sit.”
“I just won’t stand.”
“I just won’t raise my arms.”
“I’ll fit into this once I lose my Fall weight.”
“I had a big lunch.”
“I’ll fit into this once I lose my Spring weight.”
“If I change my mind I can always return it.”
“I’m stuck!”
“Shit.”
“There’s someone in here.”
“THERE’S SOMEONE IN HERE.”
“I’ll fit into this once I lose my Summer weight.”
– McSweeneys.net

BS PHONE STARTER:
☎ Do you already have an opinion about the new “Ghostbusters” movie? There are a formidable number of Internet trolls making it clear they are haters, meaning the rebooted film is facing an uphill publicity battle before it even opens this Friday.

BS RANDOM JOKE:
What’s black and brown and looks good on a lawyer? A Rottweiler.

EDM DJ OR HORMONAL CONTRACEPTIVE?
Deorro [DJ]
Alesse [Contraceptive]
Alesso [DJ]
Kygo [DJ]
Natazia [Contraceptive]
Blasterjaxx [DJ but should definitely be the name of a hormonal contraceptive.]
Zatox [DJ]
Skrillex [DJ]
Skyla [Contraceptive]
Galantis [DJ]
Aviane [Contraceptive]
Levora [Contraceptive]
– By Kim Windyka

BS WATER COOLER QUESTION:
Question: The average adult does THIS 41 times a day.
Answer: Sends a text message.

BS DEEP THOUGHT:
There are 3 kinds of people in this world; those that can count, and those that can’t.


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