Thursday, July 14, 2011        Edition: #4549

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BS SHOW BIZ BUZZ:
“OK!” magazine reports that actress Megan Fox & hubby Brian Austin Green have been suffering a marriage crisis since her former “Transformers” co-star Shia LaBeouf has run his mouth to brag about once sleeping with her (this guy Shia just never shuts up!) . . . CBS-TV has been accused of using fake footage for its 4th of July fireworks show from Boston, and while the executive producer admits it’s the first time altered footage has been used he argues it’s entertainment, not news – so why does it matter? (unlike that bin Laden ‘hit’ – kidding, sorta) . . .
In a new “Playboy” interview, actor James Franco says he doesn’t understand why he was hired to host the Oscars (congratulations, you’ve now joined the exclusive club known as ‘everybody’) . . . Actress Mila Kunis (“Friends With Benefits “ July 22nd) talks about sexism in the latest issue of “GQ” magazine – while posing in skimpy underwear on the cover (you’re mixing your messages, dear) . . . Those “Jersey Shore” cast members need to stop it with the fake-quitting, because MTV has just announced the next to leave will see their contract terminated, meaning no more money (we predict they’ll all be leaving after another season of the same old hijinks) . . . 30-year-old actor Chris Evans says he needed therapy before he began filming “Captain America: The First Avenger”, in theaters July 22nd (does he realize ‘therapy’ and ‘the gym’ aren’t the same thing?) . . . Latest celeb relationship rumor: John Stamos & Renée Zellweger, reportedly spotted at Disneyland together (it’ll only last until she gives him the prune-y face) . . . And in a new “with InStyle” magazine interview, actress Katie Holmes describes her hubby Tom Cruise as ‘manly romantic’ (seems that sound bite indoctrination program at the Scientology Center is already paying off!).

TODAY’S SHOW BIZ SKED:
• “Conan” (TBS/CTV) – Plan B (“The Defamation Of Strickland Banks”).
• “Ellen DeGeneres Show” (syndicated/A Channel) –The Script (“Science & Faith”).
• “Gayle King” (OWN) – Jennifer Hudson (“I Remember Me”).
• “Jimmy Kimmel Live” (ABC/CHCH) – Steel Magnolia (“Steel Magnolia”).
• “Last Call With Carson Daly” (NBC) – Cee-Lo Green (“The Lady Killer”).
• “Late Night With Jimmy Fallon” (NBC/A Channel) – James Blake (“James Blake”).
• “Late Show With David Letterman” (CBS/NTV/Omni) – Nikki Jean (“Pennies In a Jar”).
• “Live With Regis & Kelly” (syndicated/CTV) – Joss Stone (“LP1”, out July 26th).
• “Lopez Tonight” (TBS) –  Cee-Lo Green (“The Lady Killer”).
• “Primetime Emmy Awards” – Nominations for the 63rd salute to the best on TV are announced.
• “So You Think You Can Dance” (FOX/CTV) – Nicole Scherzinger (“Killer Love”) performs; choreographer/tap dancer Jason Samuels Smith performs; 2 contestants are eliminated.
• “Tonight Show With Jay Leno” (NBC/A Channel) – Colbie Caillat (“All Of You”).

BS MUSIC NOTES:
• Bob Dylan – Following up his summer tour of Europe, he kicks off another round of tour dates tonight in Santa Barbara, California.
• Carrie Underwood – She reveals in “Glamour” magazine’s August edition that she does all her own makeup. On any given day, she says, she can be wearing 4 different mascaras, some to make her lashes longer, others to fatten them up.
• Jewel – She & her rodeo champ husband Ty Murray have welcomed their first child, a baby boy they’ve named ‘Kase Townes Murray’. Jewel will release a children’s album, “The Merry Goes ‘Round”, this fall.
• Josh Turner – Tonight he performs a fundraising concert to help rebuild schools destroyed by an F-4 tornado in Ringgold, Georgia.
• Katy Perry – Only she could take something as simple as lying down and get it wrong. Seems she’s had to redo a ‘planking’ photo after posing incorrectly the first time. Maybe she was just sleeping?
• Taylor Swift – After a handful of dates had to be postponed due to a bout of bronchitis, her “Speak Now World Tour 2011” is slated to resume tonight in Montréal, Québec.
• Weezer – They’re teaming with the Flaming Lips for a couple unique co-headlining shows in late July. With their respective gear set up side-by-side, the two bands will literally share the stage and trade off songs back-and-forth for the entire concert.

COMING ATTRACTIONS:
A BS selection of movies in the making …
• “Bridget Jones 3” – Paul Felg, the filmmaker behind this summer’s surprise success “Bridesmaids”, is in discussions about getting ‘Bridget’ back into her outsized pants for a 3rd instalment of the film comedy starring Renée Zellweger. So far, nothing has been firmed up.
• “The Evil Dead” – “Spider-Man” director Sam Raimi, who rose to fame with this 1981 horror film, is planning a remake. The story involves a group of friends who head to a forest cabin where they unwittingly unleash a group of evil demons. The original film spawned 2 sequels.
• “The Perks Of Being a Wallflower” – In director Stephen Chbosky’s new project, ‘Harry Potter’ actress Emma Watson will flash a little flesh as she dons lingerie to play wild-child ‘Sam’. One scene involves her mimicking Susan Sarandon in the “Rocky Horror Picture Show”.
• “Rush” – “Thor” actor Chris Hemsworth is in talks to play 1970s British Formula One driver James Hunt in this story about his rivalry with fellow driver Niki Lauda over dominance of the sport. Ron Howard is set to direct the film, which is expected to start production early next year.

BS PARTS DEPARTMENT:
• Valencia, Spain – In a world first, a surgeon at a Valencia hospital has transplanted … a pair of legs. Dr Pedro Cavadas, the same surgeon who performed a full face transplant in 2009 and a double arm transplant the year before, led the operation to attach 2 legs to an amputee. (Unfortunately, he mistakenly used two lefts, meaning his patient will forever walk in circles.)
– AHN
• West Bengal, India – A 12-year-old girl has poisoned herself to death in order to donate her kidneys to her ailing brother and her eyes to her sight-challenged father. She left behind a note explaining her wishes. But it seems her incredible sacrifice has been all for nought as the note was only discovered … the day after she was cremated. (That may be the saddest story we’ve ever written about … thanks goodness Hindus believe in reincarnation!)
– “Times of India”

PLACES IN YOUR HOME THAT ARE BREEDING SUPERBUGS:
New sampling techniques are allowing researchers to better identify potentially dangerous micro-organisms. Among the places they’re being found …
• Air – If airborne bacteria are associated with risk of infection in hospitals, there’s no reason to think that they won’t be associated with risk of infection in homes.
• Dishwasher – Researchers in Slovenia have found several rare species of fungi, including some known to infect humans, living in the rubber door seals of dishwashers.
• Refrigerator – Studies show that vegetable crispers are the ripest areas for bacteria, likely thanks to microbes that live on produce and moisture in the drawers that helps them grow.
• Shower – That grimy buildup we affectionately call soap scum is actually a mat of bacteria. Warmth and moisture are what most microorganisms look for in a habitat.
• Washing Machine – Lab tests show that standard laundry detergent isn’t enough to destroy microbial films, which get their start when microorganisms in dirty laundry gain a foothold.
So what to do? Pay attention to proper cleaning, safe food handling … and then go wash your hands.
– Condensed from PopularMechanics.com

GLOWING FUTURE:
The latest creation from Philips Corporation is like something out of a sci-fi movie. The company is in the process of developing ‘Luminous Textile’, essentially mini LED lights embedded into material that can be hung on walls like wallpaper. It could be used for a room’s primary lighting, reducing reliance on overhead fixtures and windows; or as ambient lighting, bathing entire rooms in soft tones of the user’s choosing. Currently Philips isn’t saying when its new product might hit the market or at what cost, but for now it’s aiming to market it to businesses and hotel chains. (Home decorating TV shows will never be the same again!)
– PopSci.com

FASCINATING PHONE NUMBER FACTS:
• Conceived in the late ‘40s, the area codes we use today are an evolution of the original ‘North American Numbering Plan’.
• The ‘9-1-1’ emergency number used in North America is comparatively new. In the UK there’s been an emergency number system ever since the 1930s. Brits dial 9-9-9.
• The most expensive-ever phone number is 666-6666, auctioned off for a charity in Qatar. It sold for a whopping $2.7 million.
• To buck the easy-to-spot fake ‘555’ exchange often used in movies, Universal Studios bought the number 212-664-7665 which has appeared in several films. If you call it, no one answers.
• The online service PhoneSpell allows you to enter your number and see if it spells out any interesting words when letters from the corresponding phone keys are used.
NET: http://www.phonespell.org
– Adapted from Mashable.com

BS LAW & DISORDER:
• Oak Park, Michigan – A local woman is facing up to 93 days in jail for … planting a vegetable garden in her front yard. Julie Bass was first given a warning followed by a ticket, but since she’s refused to move the garden, she’s now being charged with a misdemeanor offence. The city is claiming that the garden violates a municipal code. (It’s felony assault with a carrot!)
– FoxNews.com
• Chatham, Ontario – A 28-year-old man is behind bars for … flipping the bird at his neighbor. He’d previously been charged with threatening said neighbor and subsequently ordered not to communicate with him. But by allegedly showing the neighbor his middle finger from across the road while looking directly at him, cops say that’s failing to comply. (Seems hand signals count as ‘communication’.)
– QMI Agency

DID YOU KNOW?
• Natural disasters worldwide have already made 2011 the costliest on record in terms of property damage … and that’s just 6 months into the year.
– MSNBC.com
• Casey Anthony, infamously found not guilty last week of killing her 2-year-old daughter in Orlando FL, will likely wear disguises and live under an assumed name at a secret location after she is released from prison this weekend.
– “Chicago Sun-Times”
• After the US Postal Service introduced parcel post service in 1913, at least 2 children were sent by mail. With stamps attached to their clothing, the tots rode with postal workers to their destination. Upon hearing of these incidents, the Postmaster General quickly issued a ban.
– Flickr.com

BS CHRONOMETER 07.14.11


TODAY’S CELEBIRTHDAYS . . .
1960 [51] Jane Lynch, Dolton IL, TV actress (‘Sue Sylvester’ on “Glee” since 2009)

1960 [51] Kyle Gass, Castro Valley CA, rock musician/comedian (Jack Black’s partner in Tenacious D)

1966 [45] Matthew Fox, Crowheart WY, TV actor (“Lost” 2004-10, “Party of Five” 1994-2000)

1975 [36] Jamey Johnson, Enterprise AL, country singer (“In Color”, “The Dollar”)/songwriter (“Honky Tonk Badonkadonk”, “Give It Away”)

1975 [36] Taboo (Jaime Gomez), LA CA, hip-hop musician/MC/dancer (Black Eyed Peas-“I Gotta Feeling”, “Where Is the Love?”)

1984 [27] Chris Steele, Hamilton ON, indie-rock bassist (Alexisonfire-“The Dead Heart”, “Young Cardinals”)

TODAY’S BS REASONS TO PARTY . . .
• “Bastille Day”, the national holiday of France that commemorates the beginning of the French Revolution in 1789, when patriots stormed the Bastille prison. Off with their heads!

• “National Nude Day”, a serious celebration of the ‘naturist’ lifestyle.

THIS DAY IN SHOW BIZ . . .
1992 [19] “Vanity Fair” magazine features actress Demi Moore on the cover nude, except for a painted-on birthday suit (she also appeared in a naked cover shot a year earlier while pregnant)

2000 [11] “X-Men” opens in theaters with a then-record take of $57.5 million, the largest non-sequel, non-holiday movie opening (in an even-numbered year, during a month that begins with ‘J’ …)

TODAY’S MUSIC EVENT . . .
1964 [47] Rolling Stones score their first UK #1 hit with their cover of Bobby Womack’s “It’s All Over Now”

TODAY’S FIRSTS . . .
1972 [39] The ‘Honda Civic’ is introduced into the auto market (one of the all-time most successful car models)

1995 [16] A revolutionary new technology that makes music files small enough to be stored in bulk and/or transferred online is christened ‘MP3’ (MPEG-1 Audio Layer 3)

TODAY’S RECORDS . . .
1990 [21] Prince Edward Island’s ‘Fast Eddy’ McDonald completes record 8,437 loops with a yo-yo in 1 hour

1990 [21] World’s ‘Largest Cherry Pie’ weighs in at 37,740 lbs (17,119 kg) and is served up from a 20-ft-diameter (6-m) pan in Oliver, British Columbia

COMING UP . . .
[Fri] “Harry Potter & The Deathly Hallows: Part 2”; “Winnie the Pooh” open in movie theaters
[Fri] Full ‘Buck’ Moon
[Fri] Gummi Worm Day
[Sat] Hot Dog Night
[Sun] “Breaking Bad” season premiere (AMC)
[Sun] Ice Cream Sunday
This Week Is … Mosquito Week
This Month Is … Share a Sunset With Your Lover Month

BULL’S BITS


BS ‘CASTING CALL’:
We tell you the names of 3 stars, you tell us the movie in which they acted together …
GAME #1 …
• Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, Anne Hathaway [“Alice in Wonderland” 2010]
• Shia LaBeouf, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Josh Duhamel [“Transformers: Dark Of the Moon” 2011]
• Chris Pine, Eric Bana, Leonard Nimoy [“Star Trek” 2009]
• Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, The Rock [“Fast Five” 2011]
• Meryl Streep, Pierce Brosnan, Colin Firth [“Mamma Mia!” 2008]

GAME #2 …
• Jake Gyllenhaal, Anne Hathaway, Oliver Platt [“Love & Other Drugs” 2011]
• Sandra Bullock, Kathy Bates, Tim McGraw [“The Blind Side” 2009]
• Johnny Depp, Penelope Cruz, Geoffrey Rush [“Pirates Of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides” 2011]
• Geoffrey Rush, Colin Firth, Helena Bonham Carter [“The King’s Speech” 2010]
• Anil Kapoor, Dev Patel, Freida Pinto [“Slumdog Millionaire” 2008]

BS PHONE STARTER:
What’s your absolute worst piece of clothing?

BS RANDOM JOKE:
The best substitute for experience is being 16.

BS WATER COOLER QUESTION:
Today’s Question: Most women hang on to THESE for about 6 years before passing them along to someone else.
Answer to Give Out Next Show: Jeans.

BS DEEP THOUGHT:
Pride is what we have. Vanity is what others have.


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