Friday, July 22, 2016 – Edition #5780

Our Sheet Don’t Stink!

★ 33-year-old model Miranda Kerr has announced her engagement to 26-year-old Snapchat co-founder Evan Spiegel by posting a pic showing a huge diamond ring on her left hand. The Victoria’s Secret model began dating the entrepreneur in 2015 after meeting a year earlier at a dinner in NYC organized by designer Louis Vuitton. “Forbes” estimates Spiegel’s net worth at $2.1 billion. Kerr has previously been married to actor Orlando Bloom (2010-13); they have a 5-year-old son, Flynn.
★ Netflix will distribute CBS-TV’s new “Star Trek” show worldwide, bringing the series to 188 countries outside of the United States and Canada. New episodes of the Bryan Fuller series will be made available on Netflix 24 hours after they air on the CBS streaming service, All Access. The companies also confirm that every single previous “Star Trek” series, including the original and “The Next Generation”, will be available on Netflix by the end of 2016. The new series begins shooting this September in Toronto ON and premieres in January 2017.
★ And Pokémon is getting a live-action film treatment. Legendary Entertainment and The Pokémon Company are teaming up for the project, which centers on ‘Detective Pikachu’. Additional details are being kept under wraps at the moment. While this will be the first live-action film, the franchise has previously lit up the bigscreen in animated form, beginning with “Pokémon: The First Movie” in 1999. The videogame series was first introduced in 1996. The new live-action film is being fast-tracked for production to start in 2017.

• “America’s Got Talent” (NBC/CityTV) – Tonight hopefuls audition for the judges. Rerun.
• “Celebrity Family Feud” (ABC) – Sunday The Band Perry participates.
• “Ellen DeGeneres Show” (syndicated/CTV2) – Today P!nk (“The Truth About Love”).
• “Good Morning America” (ABC) – Today Sia (“This Is Acting”).
• “Jimmy Kimmel Live” (ABC/CityTV) – Tonight Last Bandoleros (“Where Do You Go?”). Rerun.
• “Last Call With Carson Daly” (NBC) – Tonight GRiZ (“Say It Loud”). Rerun.
• “Late Night With Seth Meyers” (NBC/CTV) – Tonight Gnash (“me”). Rerun.
• Panorama Festival (NYC) – This new 3-day weekend festival at Randall’s Island Park features headliners Arcade Fire, Kendrick Lamar, and LCD Soundsystem. Also appearing: Alabama Shakes, A$AP Rocky, Major Lazer, The National, Run the Jewels, Sia and others.
• “Today Show” (NBC) – This morning Céline Dion (“Encore un soir”, out August 26th).
• Way Home Music & Arts Fest (Barrie ON) – The 3-day weekend event near Ontario’s ‘Cottage Country’ features Arcade Fire, Chvrches, fka Twigs, Future, Gary Clark Jr, Haim, The Killers, LCD Soundsystem, Major Lazer, M83 and dozens more.
• “Wendy Williams” (syndicated) – Today Fat Joe & Remy Ma (“All the Way Up”). Rerun.

• Demi Lovato – The newly-single singer, who split from long-term boyfriend Wilmer Valderrama in June, is now said to be seeing NFL star Odell Beckham Jr of the NY Giants. They’ve been spotted out together of late in NYC.
• Diplo – “Us Weekly” reports 37-year-old actress Kate Hudson is dating Katy Perry’s ex after meeting the 37-year-old DJ in Ibiza earlier this month. Hudson’s previous conquests include Matt Le Blanc (“Friends”), Chris Robinson (Black Crowes), and Matthew Bellamy (Muse).
• Drake – He’s celebrated his long-running #1 album “Views” by getting a pair of 24-karat gold Nike Air Jordans. The 29-year-old commissioned the bespoke trainers a couple of months ago and the mega-bling kicks arrived last week.
• Florida Georgia Line – They’re predicted to continue to dominate the ‘Billboard Hot Country Songs’ chart next week with “HOLY” still at #1.
• Kid Cudi – The rapper-turned-actor (“How to Make It in America”) has signed on with Lee Daniels’ hit TV show “Empire” (FOX) to portray a musician named ‘Gram’, a chart and love rival for Bryshere Gray’s character ‘MC Hakeem’. “Empire” returns in September.
• Rob Thomas / Counting Crows – Their co-headlining Summer tour kicks off tonight in West Palm Beach FL and winds up in Nashville TN on September 30th.
• Tragically Hip – Tonight in Victoria BC they embark on the “Man Machine Poem” tour, which will be their last due to lead singer Gord Downie’s incurable brain cancer. The 15-gig trek winds up August 20th in Kingston ON, where the iconic Canadian rock band formed in 1984.
• Zac Brown Band – Today the Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum in Nashville TN unveils the new exhibit “Homegrown: Zac Brown Band”. The exhibition includes stage wear, guitars, song manuscripts, and personal photos; it runs through July 2017.

• “Ice Age: Collision Course” ( PG Animated Adventure ): In this 5th film in the franchise (total take $2.9 billion so far), ‘Manny’, ‘Diego’, and ‘Sid’ join up with ‘Buck’ to fend off a meteor strike that would destroy the world. Voice cast features Ray Romano, Denis Leary, John Leguizamo, Chris Wedge. An “Ice Age on Ice” live event begins touring arenas next month.
• “Lights Out” ( PG-13 Horror ): When her little brother ‘Martin’ experiences the same events that once tested her sanity, ‘Rebecca’ works to unlock the truth behind the terror, which brings her face-to-face with an entity that has an attachment to their mother ‘Sophie’. Stars Teresa Palmer, Gabriel Bateman, Maria Bello, Billy Burke.
• “Star Trek Beyond” ( PG-13 Sci-Fi Adventure ): In this followup to the rebooted “Star Trek” (2009) and “Star Trek Into Darkness” (2013), the ‘USS Enterprise’ explores the furthest reaches of uncharted space, where a ruthless new enemy is encountered. Stars Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Karl Urban, Zoe Saldana. Directed by Justin Lin (“Fast & Furious 6”).
• Opening in limited release: “Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie” (Comedy); and “Don’t Think Twice” (Dramedy).

A few things to keep in mind should you decide on a ‘nakation’ …
✓ First-time nudists are often welcomed with ‘clothes-optional’ gatherings.
✓ Photography is verboten. If you bring a phone, you may be asked to put a red dot over the camera lens.
✓ You need to bring a towel with you everywhere. It’s for sanitary purposes when sitting down.
✓ Footwear is welcome, as protection from injury. Hats and jewelry are also common.
✓ They eat in the nude. While most servers are also nudists, they remain dressed on duty.
✓ They don’t monitor toenails. Most nudists aren’t going to make a big deal out of slightly lax hygiene.
✓ Public displays of affection are out, although holding hands or a quick ‘hello’ hug are OK.
✓ While couples typically won’t have trouble being admitted, singles might unless they have ‘nudist experience’.
✓ You can’t look sexy. Provocative lingerie, dresses, or tight jeans aren’t welcome.
– Condensed from

If you’re obsessed with Pokémon Go, then you know it’s virtually taken over the world since its release earlier this month. If your beauty routine seems comparatively devoid of Pokémon, there’s a way to remedy this issue. Air Val International has produced Pokémon Perfume ever since 2003, but due to the resurgence of the game’s popularity the scent is now regaining traction among fun-loving fragrance fans. You can buy Pokémon Perfume for just $15. (Spray it on before you head out on your quest for the ever-elusive ‘Bulbasaur’ … maybe it’ll act like a lure?)

• Traffic lights existed before cars.
• The soil in your garden is 2 million years old.
– “1,411 Quite Interesting Facts to Knock You Sideways”


1940 [76] Alex Trebek, Sudbury ON, TV game show host (“Jeopardy!” since 1984)

1946 [70] Danny Glover, San Francisco CA, movie actor (“Dreamgirls”, “Lethal Weapon” films)

1947 [69] Albert Brooks (Einstein), Beverly Hills CA, movie actor (“Finding Dory”, “Broadcast News”)

1947 [69] Don Henley, Linden TX, classic rock musician (“Boys of Summer”, The Eagles-“Hotel California”)

1955 [61] Willem Dafoe, Appleton WI, movie actor (“The Grand Budapest Hotel”, “Platoon”)

1989 [27] Keegan Allen, Gold Hill OR, TV actor (‘Toby Cavanaugh’ on “Pretty Little Liars” since 2010)

1992 [24] Selena Gomez, Grand Prairie TX, pop singer (“Hands to Myself”, “The Heart Wants What It Wants”)/sometime movie actress (“Spring Breakers”, “The Muppets”)

Movie actor Woody Harrelson (“Hunger Games”)is 55; Rock guitarist Slash (Guns N’ Roses) is 51; Bluegrass musician-singer-songwriter Alison Krauss (Union Station) is 45; Rock bassist Jon Gallant (Billy Talent) is 40; TV actor Paul Wesley (“Vampire Diaries”) is 34; Movie actor Daniel Radcliffe (“Swiss Army Man”) is 27; Country drummer Neil Perry (The Band Perry) is 26.

TV-stage-movie actress Kristin Chenoweth (“Hairspray Live!”) is 48; TV actress/singer Jennifer Lopez (“Shades of Blue”) is 47; TV-movie actress Anna Paquin (“True Blood”) is 34; Pop singer Jay McGuiness (The Wanted) is 26.

• “Collingwood Elvis Festival” through Sunday in Collingwood ON, which culminates with one of the largest Elvis tribute artist competitions anywhere. Why an Elvis fest here? Something to attract Summer visitors to this ski resort.
• “Hammock Day”, honoring the most relaxing thing you can swing between 2 trees. It’s the perfect excuse to slow down and loaf during the ‘Dog Days of Summer’.
• “Ratcatchers Day”, observed on the anniversary of the fabled ‘Pied Piper of Hamelin’ (Germany) piping the town’s rats into the Weser River back in 1376.
• “Spooner’s Day”, honoring the 1844 birth of William Archibald Spooner in London UK, who accidentally invented ‘spoonerisms’ – slips of the tongue like ‘queer old dean’ instead of ‘dear old queen’ or ‘blushing crow’ for ‘crushing blow’. (Sounds odd … but it’s tucking frue.)

• “Day Of the Cowboy”, the 12th annual initiative to preserve pioneer and Western heritage.
• “Hot Dog Day”, an annual observance by the North American Meat Institute. (What’s actual meat got to do with it?)
• “Hot Enough For Ya? Day”, when it should be legal to assault anyone who asks you that overused, plain-as-the-end-of-your-sweat-dripping-nose question.
• “Vanilla Ice Cream Day”, celebrating the favorite ice cream flavor of the masses … by far.

• “Baseball Hall of Fame Induction” in Cooperstown NY. 2016 inductees are catcher Mike Piazza and centerfielder Ken Griffey Jr.
• “Cousins Day”, to honor all cousins who are living and pay homage to those who aren’t.
• “Drive-Thru Day”, honoring all businesses that allow you to shop without leaving your vehicle. There are drive-thru banks, coffee shops, fast-food restaurants, florists, ice cream bars, liquor stores, marriage chapels (Las Vegas), and pharmacies. What’s the weirdest you’ve seen?
• “Parents Day”, observed on the 4th Sunday in July, likely at the behest of some long-suffering mom or dad somewhere
• “Tell an Old Joke Day”, a good excuse to dust off your best chicken-crossing-the-road zinger and then ask listeners to tell their best jokes … but only if they’re under 5-years-old.
• “Tequila Day”, celebrating Mexico’s national booze that’s becoming increasingly popular in other drinks beside margaritas. But we still like it the old fashioned way – a little salt, a slice of lime and … hay carumba!
• “Virtual Love Day”, a day for those who have experienced the ‘excitement, joy, and sorrow’ of an online relationship and especially for those who’ve found true love through the Internet.

2013 [03] Rolling Stones celebrate their homecoming in London with an iTunes-only live album entitled “The Rolling Stones – Hyde Park Live”

2015 [01] Cambridge University researchers say a person’s taste in music may offer insight into the way in which they think (empathetic people prefer mellow, low-energy music; while those who seek to analyze patterns in the world enjoy punk, heavy metal, and more complex music)

2013 [03] A scientific study 1st reveals that dolphins have unique names for one another, much like humans (only they’re all called ‘Ack Ack Ack Ack’)

2013 [03] Prince George of Cambridge arrives, 1st-born son of Britain’s Prince William & Catherine (Kate Middleton) and 3rd in line to succeed great-grandmother Queen Elizabeth II

2001 [15] A 30-year-old New Dehli, India man sets a new record by standing still for 24 hours and 1 minute, eclipsing the previous record of 18 hours.

2009 [07] Longest recorded solar eclipse in history lasts 6 minutes, 38.8 seconds over parts of Asia and the Pacific Ocean

[Mon] Democratic National Convention begins (Philadelphia PA)
[Mon] Carousel Day
[Mon] Red Shoe Day
[Mon] Videogames Day
[Tues] Aunt & Uncles Day
[Tues] All Or Nothing Day
This Week Is … Zookeeper Week
This Month Is … Ice Cream Month


• It took 1,500 men a total of 3 years to dig the Grand Canyon. [BS]
• They have square watermelons in Japan, because they stack better. [True]
• There’s a new Pokémon character named ‘Hiddleswift’. [BS]
• Niagara Falls was a gift from France. [BS]
• Ancient Egyptians slept on pillows made of stone. [True]
• A hippo can open its mouth wide enough to fit a 4-foot-tall child inside. [True]
• The spire atop London’s Big Ben is actually a snooze button. [BS]
• In 1947 a spinoff charitable organization called ‘The Salvation Coast Guard’ failed to catch on. [BS]
• During your lifetime, you’ll eat the equivalent weight of about 6 elephants. [True]
• More people use blue toothbrushes than red ones. [True]

☎ What’s the all-time best action movie franchise?

95% of the KIAs made in the last 5 years are still on the road. 5% made it home.

Question: Moms are more likely than Dads to do THIS.
Answer: Have a favorite child.

The people you care most about are taken from you too soon; the less important ones just never go away.

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