Wednesday, July 19, 2017 – Edition: #6016

The BS Press!

BS SHOW BIZ BUZZ:
★ Daniel Radcliffe rushed to help a man who was wounded by a knife in a robbery. The Harry Potter actor was in the Chelsea neighborhood of London when two men riding a moped targeted a tourist, stole his Louis Vuitton bag and slashed him in the face with a knife before riding off. Radcliffe was among those who rushed to help.  The victim is reported to be ‘very shaken up’.  No arrests have been made.
(Like the story says, “What matters is the part we choose to act on.  That’s who we really are.”)
-TorontoSun
★ Ryan Reynolds made a terminally ill child’s dream come true by ‘Facetiming’ him in the middle of shooting ‘Deadpool 2’. Ryan took time out of filming to call five-year-old Daniel Downing, of England, who was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumour earlier this month. Reynolds gave young Daniel a tour of the set over the app and spoke to him for around 15 minutes.
-ContactMusic
★ Ben Affleck accepted a humanitarian award at the Starkey Hearing Foundation Gala in St Paul, Minnesota, on Sunday.  And when he made his speech about helping people in the Congo, he got all choked up. But his line of the night came later: “When I told my oldest daughter that I was getting this award, she said, “Yeah, Dad. Mom already has that one.”‘ Affleck showed up to the ceremony dateless.
-DailyMail
★ TV’s Wonder Woman Lynda Carter says she left Hollywood because she ”didn’t have a lot of substance in her life” and doesn’t regret her decision at all. Carter says that once she moved out of LA and had kids, her children gave her a new lease of life. The original Wonder Woman has confirmed she’s in talks to appear in the sequel to the current Wonder Woman box office smash.
-ContactMusic
★ Chris Hemsworth probably isn’t scared of much, but he confesses to one fear:  Charlize Theron.  According to Hemsworth, ”She scares the hell out of me and I think she can beat me up and most villains out there. She’s embodies every sort of ounce of strength and nobility and dignity and integrity that the character should have.” He also says Theron is “smart as hell”.
(Hell of a vocabulary you’ve got going there, Chris!)
-ContactMusic’
★ Ed Sheeran has decided to scrap his Twitter account after a stream of hate messages following his ‘Game Of Thrones’ cameo on Sunday.  Some feel that Sheeran’s brief appearance as a singing soldier was meant to be a tongue-in-cheek moment for the series, but there were a lot of people out there who felt angry about his involvement in the episode ‘Dragonstone’. As a result, he’s shut down his Twitter account in a bid to stem the flow of hate.
-ContactMusic
★‘The Walking Dead’ comic creator Robert Kirkman has paid tribute on Twitter to ‘Night of the Living Dead’ director George A. Romero, who passed away on Sunday at the age of 77. Kirkman wrote that “Without George A. Romero, there is no Walking Dead.” Kirkman, who is also an executive producer on AMC’s hugely successful adaptation, also said that “His inspiration cannot be overstated. He started it all, so many others followed.” (But did they ever cut him in on the profits?)
-EW

TODAY’S SHOW BIZ SKED:
• “Jimmy Kimmel Live” (ABC/Global): Jon Favreau, Tiffany Haddish, the Revivalists
• “The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon” (NBC/CTV): Harry Styles, Jenny Slate, The Who
• “Late Night with Seth Meyers” (NBC/CTV): Queen Latifah, Zoe Kazan, Dave Portnoy, Matt Johnson
• “The Late Late Show with James Corden” (CBS/CTV): Ice Cube, Jason Derulo, Harry Styles ( R )
• “Last Call with Carson Daly” (NBC/CTV): Damon Lindelof, Agnes Obel, a segment about the podcast “Missing Richard Simmons” ( R )
• “The Daily Show with Trevor Noah” (Comedy): Gov. Terry McAuliffe
• “@Midnight with Chris Hardwick” (Comedy): Ian Abramson, Dave Thomason, Emily Heller
• “Conan” (TBS/Comedy): Will Smith, Joel Edgerton, Noomi Rapace, Edgar Ramirez, Lucy Fry, Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles
• “Watch What Happens Live” (Bravo): Ali Wentworth, Luann D’Agostino
• “The View” (ABC/CTV): Sen. Bernie Sanders, Kenny Ortega
• “The Talk” (CBS): Sarah Chalke, Elizabeth Wagmeister
• “Live with Kelly and Ryan” (ABC/CTV): Queen Latifah, Sofia Carson, Steve Aoki
• “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” (NBC/CTV): Drew Barrymore ( R )
• “Wendy Williams” (FOX): Vivica A. Fox, Columbus Short
• “Harry” (NBC/CTV): Alfonso Ribeiro, Martha Plimpton ( R )
• “The Real” (FOX): Melissa Peterman, guest co-host Shekinah ( R )
• “Big Brother” (CBS): House guests vie for the power of veto.
• “Little Big Shots: Forever Young” (NBC): “Young at Heart” An 82-year-old hand balancer and acrobat from Brazil; a burlesque performer; a 95-year-old yodeler.

BS MUSIC NOTES:
• ABBA – The sequel to the movie ‘Mamma Mia’ has a release date.  ‘Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again’, which is expected to feature several ABBA classics not used in the original film, is set to hit theaters on July 20th, 2018.  The sequel to the 2008 hit will see many of the original stars returning, including Meryl Streep, Amanda Seyfried, Christine Baranski, Pierce Brosnan and Colin Firth.
• Boy George – is set to sign his first record deal in 22 years. The Culture Club frontman has promised fans he’s working on new solo music.
• Black Sabbath – guitarist Tony Iommi says that he and Queen guitarist Brian May are thinking about resurrecting the idea of doing a collaborative project together.  (In case you think that is a strange match-up, May guested on a Black Sabbath album in 1989 AND inducted Sabbath into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.) (See today’s Celebirthdays)
• Queen – have announced that the long-awaited official biopic of late singer Freddie Mercury is “finally happening” after spending years in production hell. And they’ve confirmed that X-Men director Bryan Singer is on board for the film, titled ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’, alongside ‘Mr. Robot’ star Rami Malek in the lead role.
• John Mellencamp – his son has been arrested in Indiana on charges of public intoxication and resisting law enforcement.  22-year-old Speck Mellencamp was arrested early Sunday after he and his 23-year-old brother, Hud, were involved in a fight outside a Bloomington restaurant.
(Reason #27 why having a famous parent is a drag….)
• R. Kelly – has been accused by the parents of several women of controlling their daughter’s lives by indoctrinating them into a ‘sex cult.’
• Jennifer Nettles – was thrilled to be nominated for a Emmy for her role in ‘Dolly Parton’s Christmas of Many Colors: Circle Of Love.’  Quote: “This project for me was a celebration of the family and the beautiful story of Miss Dolly Parton. Each day I played Avie Lee Parton was a joy”.
• Garth Brooks – says he’ll pony up for a Hawaiian honeymoon for a couple who got engaged at his concert in Oklahoma City.  The singer got wind of the commotion and asked the couple about their honeymoon plans from the stage. He told them he and his wife, Trisha Yearwood, will pay for their honeymoon if they decide to go to Hawaii. Brooks later told Yearwood about his offer and she agreed, but added, “Nobody else can get engaged tonight.”

IGNORANCE HACKER:
Have you ever been the one?  The one who encounters that awkward moment when you think you’re meeting someone for the first time and they say we’ve met before. Or even worse, you think you’ve met someone before and greet them that way, only to find out they have no idea who you are. It turns out some of us just aren’t good at remembering faces.  Here’s a one sentence trick to avoiding those embarrassing moments.  To find out if the person you’re greeting is a stranger or someone you should know, do this: In a light or neutral tone (so it comes off as natural), as you shake their hand or give a quick wave, say, “Hey, do I know you from somewhere…?”  If they say no, play it off with, “Oh, you just looked a little familiar. Wonderful to meet you!” If they say yes and mention how you know each other, follow up with, “Yes, that’s right. So good to see you again!”  If you have a strong feeling that you HAVE met them before  go for something more general like, “Hey, how are you?”
(Of course, this only works with the same person 7 or 8 times…)
(Generally I go with the second one, whether I know who it is or not!)
(I prefer to go with just “Hey!”)
-LifeHacker

PRIME CUTS:
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has released his official Spotify Summer playlist.
Trudeau unveiled his “PM Mix” of 39 songs on the streaming service Saturday. It includes tracks by Canadian artists such as Drake, Shawn Mendes, k.d. lang and The Tragically Hip, as well as songs by Fiona Apple, R.E.M., Peter Gabriel and Nenah Cherry.
Here are some highlights:
■ Signs – Drake (see? The PM is as hip as everyone thinks he is!)
■ There’s Nothin’ Holding Me Back – Shawn Mendes (some would say ‘unfortunately…’)
■ Lost Together – Blue Rodeo (with a title like that, ballsy choice)
■ Misguided Angel – Cowboy Junkies (same)
■ Me, Myself and I – Chalk Circle (Which may have been his predecessor’s theme song…)
■ Everybody Hurts – R.E.M.  (But not for long, thanks to Canada’s fantastic universal health care system)
■ Just Give Me a Reason – Pink, Nate Ruess (sounds more like something that George W. Bush would have had on his playlist…if he could figure out how to use one!)
■ The Man Who Can’t be Moved – The Script (for at least for 2 more years…)
(Instead of listening to a Summer Playlist, maybe listen to the people instead?)
(It better be at least 35% Cancon!)
-National Post

BURN!
Everyone has their own home remedy for sunburn pain.  It might be something off the store shelves, like a cream or a spray.  It might be aloe vera, or cider vinegar, or a cool compress.
But according to new research, the best cure might be as simple as getting your vitamin D.  Or more specifically, taking a large does of Vitamin D soon after being out in the sun.  Scientists found that people who were given a large ‘D’ dose within an hour of receiving a sunburn saw significant reductions in redness, swelling and inflammation.  Now they want to do more testing to find out if Vitamin D could provide more protection from ultraviolet radiation and skin cancer.  (I would have to be pretty hard up to willingly participate in a study like this!)
(Did they take the large ‘D’ dose in the form of a tablet, or just drink a gallon of milk?)
(Or you can always go back to the tried and true:  a stiff glass of scotch….just like grandma did!)
-USAToday

BS CHRONOMETER 07.19.17

TODAY’S CELEBIRTHDAYS . . .
1947 [70] Brian May, Hampton UK, classic rock guitarist-songwriter (Queen-”Bohemian Rhapsody”, “We Will Rock You”) Currently touring North America with Queen and Adam Lambert.

1974 [43] Jason McGerr, Seattle WA, indie-rock drummer (Death Cab for Cutie-”You Are a Tourist”, “Soul Meets Body”)

1976 [41] Benedict Cumberbatch, London UK, TV actor (“Sherlock” 2010-2017)/movie actor (“The Imitation Game”, “12 Years a Slave”) COMING UP…”The Current War”, out January 2018

1982 [35] Jared Padalecki, San Antonio TX, TV actor (‘Sam Winchester’ on “Supernatural” since 2005)

1983 [34] Trai Byers, Kansas City KS, TV actor (‘Andre Lyon’ on “Empire” since 2015)/movie actor (“Selma”)

TODAY’S BS REASONS TO PARTY . . .
• “Flight Attendant Safety Professionals Day”. In celebration, please take your seats and fasten your seatbelts. Also make sure your seat back and folding trays are in their full upright position. And please turn off all personal electronic devices.

• “Stick Your Tongue Out Day”, for some long-forgotten reason. But now that you have it out, try rolling it into a cylinder … only 1-in-14 of us can do that!

• “Daiquiri Day”, An engineer named Jennings Cox supervised a mine in a village named Daiquiri in 1898. After work, Cox and his colleagues would gather at the local bar. One day Cox mixed Bacardi, sugar, and lime into a glass of ice. Named after the Daiquiri mines, the drink became a popular staple in Havana.

• “Hot Dog Day”, an annual observance by the North American Meat Institute. (What’s meat got to do with it?)

• “Triple Play Day”, marking the 1st MLB unassisted triple play, which was accomplished on this day in 1909 by one Neal Ball of the Cleveland Naps. It’s one of the rarest events in baseball.

• “New Friends Day”, celebrates brand-new friends, those fine and fabulous folks that have recently come into our lives to brighten our days with camaraderie and joy.

AND REMEMBER…
[Thurs] Chess Day
[Thurs] Nap Day
[Thurs] Lollipop Day
[Fri] Junk Food Day
[Fri] Invite an Alien To Live with You Day
[Fri] Tug-Of-War Tournament Day

THIS DAY IN SHOW BIZ . . .
1961 [56] TWA (Trans World Airlines) shows the first-ever ‘In-Flight Movie’ (“In Love Possessed”, starring Lana Turner & Efrem Zimbalist Jr)

TODAY’S MUSIC EVENTS . . .
1986 [31] Genesis hit #1 on the US singles chart with ‘Invisible Touch’. The band’s former lead singer Peter Gabriel was at No.2 with ‘Sledgehammer’.

2014 [03] Maroon 5 singer Adam Levine (35) weds Victoria’s Secret model Behati Prinsloo (25) in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

TODAY’S FIRST . . .
2003 [14] During a 14-hour surgery at Vienna’s General Hospital, a 42-year-old Austrian man receives the world’s 1st ‘Transplanted Tongue’

BULL’S BITS

BS WACK FACTS:
• The doctor who discovered that hand washing prevents the spread of disease was thrown in a mental institution for his crazy ideas.
• On land, a tortoise can move as fast as 1 mph.
• In Victorian times, sausages were called “bags of mystery.”
• The sum of all the numbers on a roulette wheel is 666.
• If you put earbuds in your nose, and open your mouth, it creates a loudspeaker.
-Uberfacts, What the F Facts

BS WHO SAID IT? 
Donald Trump or Michael Scott of ‘The Office’:
1.  “When the son of the deposed king of Nigeria emails you directly, asking for help, you help! His father ran the freaking country! Ok?”
A: Scott

2. “It’s freezing and snowing in New York – we need global warming!”
A: Trump

3. “You don’t know me, you’ve just seen my penis.”
A: Scott

4. “The only kind of people I want counting my money are little short guys that wear yarmulkes every day.”
A: Trump

5. “Sorry losers and haters, but my I.Q. is one of the highest – and you all know it! Please don’t feel so stupid or insecure. It’s not your fault.”
A: Trump

6. “Would I rather be feared or loved? Easy. Both. I want people to be afraid of how much they love me.”
A: Scott

7. “My fingers are long and beautiful, as, it has been well documented, are various other parts of my body.”
A: Trump

8. “There were these huge bins of clothes and everybody was rifling through them like crazy. And I grabbed one and it fit! So I don’t think that this is totally just a woman’s suit. At the very least it’s bisexual.”
A: Trump

9. “Sometimes I’ll start a sentence and I don’t even know where it’s going. I just hope I find it along the way.”
A: Scott

10. “Part of the beauty of me is that I am very rich.”
A: Trump
-ShrinkTank

BS QUESTIONS PLAGUING HUMANITY:
• Ever notice that teachers have to be in school from age 5 until they retire?
• Why do teenagers drive like they have limited time and old people drive like they have all the time in the world?
• Isn’t it true that nothing is on fire, fire is on things?
• Who else thought the ‘Black Market’ was a real underground secret place when they were a kid?
• If two vegetarians don’t like each other, is it still considered a beef?
• How many times have you seen the same bird and not known it?
•  If someone tells you you’re photogenic, does that mean you’re better looking in pictures than
in real life?
• If a book about failures doesn’t sell, is it a success?

BS PHONE STARTER:
☎ How much money is the most you’ve ever spent on a date?  How did it work out?

BS RANDOM JOKE:
A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort.

BS WATER COOLER QUESTION:
Question: According to a survey, 70% of guys say when they do THIS- they feel like they have more personality. What is it?
Answer: Grow Facial Hair.

BS DEEP THOUGHT:
Practice like you’ve never won.  Perform like you’ve never lost.


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