Wednesday, July 26, 2017 – Edition: #6021

Good Morning, Sheetheads!

★  Peter Davison is suggesting he will quit twitter over his controversial Doctor Who comments. Davison – who was the fifth Doctor for three years in the 1980s – had previously said a female Doctor would hurt young boys because of a lack of a role model. After the inevitable backlash, in a series of tweets, Davison says that the new Dr. Who, Jodie Whittaker, is a “terrific actress” who will do a “wonderful job” and hopes those who find it hard to adjust watch “with an open mind”. Then he posted that “All this toxicity about a sci-fi show has been sobering, so I’m calling it a day”.
★ Christie Brinkley says she is ‘too busy’ to date. The 63-year-old model – who was previously married to Jean-Francois Allaux, Billy Joel, Richard Taubman and Peter Cook – admits there is currently ‘nobody’ special in her life. While she may be single, Christie’s oldest daughter, 31-year-old Alexa Ray Joel recently began dating Ryan Gleason and Brinkley has given the restaurateur her seal of approval. Christie also points out that she’d be willing to ease her hectic schedule if the ‘right person’ came along. (Again…)
★  The next James Bond movie will hit screens in November 2019, and Daniel Craig will return as 007. The next installment in the popular spy movie franchise will be the 27th Bond title – and in a tweet posted to the franchise’s official Twitter, the as-yet-untitled movie was given a release date just over two years away. The New York Times is reporting Craig’s return is a “done deal,” citing two sources with knowledge of the negotiations.
★ David Arquette won’t let his daughter Google him. He says the one rule he has laid down for 13 year-old Coco (with ex-wife Courteney Cox), is that she must not use the popular search engine to find out information about her father. (And that’ll work…)
★ Ansel Elgort surprised fans in Brazil at a screening of ‘Baby Driver’ by watching the movie with them…in disguise. At the end of the movie, Ansel revealed his true identity and stunned fans were able to take photos with the star, who dubbed the experience as ”epic”.
★ Kristen Stewart didn’t star in ‘Wedding Crashers’, but her antics over the weekend could land her in the sequel. Winnipeg newlyweds Kirsten and Kayleigh Jennings received quite the wedding gift – and surprise guests –after exchanging vows in their backyard and arriving at restaurant Pizzeria Gusto for their reception on Saturday night. Stewart, who is filming in Winnipeg, and her her girlfriend, Victoria’s Secret model Stella Maxwell popped in on the celebration, met the happy couple, and wound up dancing and drinking for three hours.
★ Anne Hathaway is in talks to replace Amy Schumer as the star of a live-action Barbie movie. Schumer dropped out of the project in March, citing “scheduling conflicts”.  The movie is slated for release next summer.  According to sources, Hathaway has emerged as the clear frontrunner for the lead role.
★  Bill Cosby accuser Chloe Goins has been arrested on two felonies. Goins was arrested Sunday on suspicion of two felony counts — possession of a controlled substance in prison and bringing alcohol into a prison — after cops found her sitting in her car just before midnight in a parking lot. She remains in jail with bail set at $25,000.

• “Jimmy Kimmel Live” (ABC/Global): Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson, Alex Honnold, TLC f. Snoop Dogg ( R )
• “The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon” (NBC/CTV): John Boyega, Rhett & Link, Kygo & Ellie Goulding
• “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” (CBS/Global): Michael Moore, Sutton Foster, 6LACK
• “Late Night with Seth Meyers” (NBC/CTV): Jim Gaffigan, Fall Out Boy, Brad Wilk
• “The Late Late Show with James Corden” (CBS/CTV): Al Gore, Laura Linney, Mr Eazi
• “Last Call with Carson Daly” (NBC/CTV): Sanaa Lathan, Tennis System, Reid Scott ( R )
• “The Daily Show with Trevor Noah” (Comedy): Charlize Theron
• “@Midnight with Chris Hardwick” (Comedy): Steve Agee, Baron Vaughn, Alice Wetterlund
• “Conan” (TBS/Comedy): Charlie Hunnam, Kristen Schaal, ArmComedy ( R )
• “Watch What Happens Live” (Bravo): Carole Radziwill, Tinsley Mortimer
• “The View” (ABC/CTV): Carter Oosterhouse, Stephen Curry
• “The Talk” (CBS): Laura Linney, Jessica Radloff, guest co-host Jordin Sparks
• “Live with Kelly and Ryan” (ABC/CTV): Lily Collins, Matt Iseman, guest co-host Anderson Cooper
• “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” (NBC/CTV): Adam Levine, Maroon 5 ( R )
• “Wendy Williams” (FOX): Brian Balthazar, Dave Mizejewski ( R )
• “Harry” (NBC/CTV): Bryce Dallas Howard, Kelly Rowland, Boy George ( R )
• “The Real” (FOX): The hosts call out crazy Instagram pictures from audience members ( R )
• “Big Brother” (CBS): House guests vie for the power of veto.
• “Little Big Shots: Forever Young” (NBC): Never Too Old to Dream Big.  A 72-year-old pole dancer from China; an inflatable theater performer; a champion trick roper.

• Justin Bieber – has suddenly canceled the remaining dates of his ‘Purpose’ World Tour. According to a statement on his website, “after careful consideration, he has decided he will not be performing any further dates.”  The tour was scheduled to run through October.
• Meek Mill – released his latest album ‘Wins and Losses’ last Friday and one track has fans talking. ‘1942 Flows’ includes a line that seems aimed at his ex, Nicki Minaj, when he raps “Cut her off, act like she’s dead and it’s killing her.”  The two split in December.
• Eagles – and the Doobie Brothers are extending their run together with a newly announced third show.  They will play September 30 at Safeco Field in Seattle.  The two groups both played this summer’s Classic East and Classic West concerts.
• AC/DC – A new picturebook, ‘AC/DC Rock Or Bust – The Official Photographic Tour Book’ will be published this October.  It will feature over 200 pages of photographs and will come in a regular US $125 version or a leather-bound edition including prints of the band’s album covers for $400.
• David Bowie – his song ‘Heroes’ will be among those featured on a new collection of cover songs from…Motörhead.  ‘Under Cöver’ comes out September 1 and will feature the previously unreleased version of ‘Heroes’, which was recorded in 2015, the year of band leader Lemmy’s death.  Other acts whose songs are ‘Motörized’ include Judas Priest, Ted Nugent and the Rolling Stones.
• Chester Bennington – The Linkin Park singer’s death has officially been ruled as suicide. The LA County Coroner’s Office confirmed that he died of suicide by hanging.
• Linkin Park – has issued it’s first statement since Chester Bennington’s death last week.  In the open letter to Bennington, the surviving band members say in part; “We’re trying to remind ourselves that the demons who took you away from us were always part of the deal. After all, it was the way you sang about those demons that made everyone fall in love with you in the first place.”
• Lady Antebellum – have released a new parody video for Sam Hunt’s “Body Like a Back Road” called “Party in a Bathrobe.” In the song, Lady Antebellum sing about the benefits of bathrobe life on the tour bus. The official hashtags for the video? #2Blessed2bDressed and #ROBElife.
• Cole Swindell – his song ‘Flatliner’ has been panned by Rolling Stone magazine.  Quote: “After years of exponentially moronic ‘bro country’ lyrics and indistinguishable production, we’ve finally reached the nadir with “Flatliner.”

Among couples, the most common source of conflict is often said to be money matters.  And according to a 2013 Kansas State University study of more than 4,500 couples, arguments about money was by far the top predictor of divorce.  In fact, stats show that 7.2 million Americans (4.4 million men and 2.8 million women) have hidden a bank or credit card account that their live-in spouse or partner doesn’t know about.  It’s no wonder that a financial expert is recommending that all couples maintain separate bank accounts.  Perhaps the thinking is that if one partner doesn’t have free access to the couple’s cash, they are going to open a secret account anyway.
Here are the reasons for separate accounts:
1.  Release Valve:  Because it is impossible to agree on every single financial transaction, having your own bank account provides a release valve when partners don’t completely see eye-to-eye on a particular expense so that pressure doesn’t build up to the point of explosion.
2.  The Insurance Policy: If something bad were to happen to one of you and the legal system  ties up your assets in probate, or if the life insurance company decides not to pay out the claim, having your own finances can help you comfortably wait out the storm while the legal wheels turn.
3.  The Financial Trainer:  Just like how a workout buddy helps motivate you to do one more set or eat one less slice of pizza, your spouse can help motivate you to earn and save more as well.
(Yeah, in my house, the challenge would be to see who can SPEND the most!)
(I’d just like to know where these people are getting the money to put INTO these secret accounts!)
****(See today’s BS Phone Starter)****
-Financial Samurai

The cyber-world is all abuzz this week with the news that Apple’s voice-activated personal assistant Siri will ‘sing’ the Queen classic ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ if you cue her with the lyrics ‘I see a little silhouetto of a man’.  Siri may not have Freddie Mercury‘s killer voice, but if you start her off with those words, she’ll pick right up where you left off.  It’s just another of the countless ways “Bohemian Rhapsody” has pervaded pop culture throughout the years, including a video rendition by ‘The Muppets’ and its use in the legendary head-banging ‘Wayne’s World’ scene.  And the White House’s new communications director Anthony Scaramucci brought the song’s lyrics back into the public eye in recent days. The similarity between his surname and the word “scaramouch,” led to a huge spike in searches for the word’s definition and the song’s lyrics last week, which led to a Twitter apology from Merriam-Webster for feeding the earworm.
(BS FACT: And funny enough, Siri changes the lyric “I’m just a poor boy” to “I’m just a poor assistant”.)
(And finally I can understand the lyrics!)

The saying is that ‘an apple a day keeps the doctor away’, but according to researchers, we might want to come up with one to encourage us to eat an orange a day as well.  Not only are oranges refreshing and delicious, and an excellent source of vitamin C, but they have now been found to have specific medical benefits.  According to a study by Tohuku University in Japan, eating one orange a day can cut the risk of dementia or Alzheimer’s Disease by a quarter.  Oh, and not just oranges.  The same applies to other citrus fruits including lemons, limes and grapefruits.  How?  Their citric acid contains the chemical ‘nobiletin’, which slows or reverses memory deterioration.
(I’d better stick to oranges.  Because by the time I’ve had a whole lemon, I’ve drank about a half-bottle of tequila!)
(It doesn’t work.  I eat an orange every day, and I STILL can’t think of a word that rhymes with them!)
(Plus now I know what is considered a citrus fruit!)


1928 [89] Joe Jackson, Fountain Hill, AR, manager (Father of pop singers Michael Jackson and Janet Jackson and their other famous siblings, head of talent management firm ‘Joe Jackson Productions’)

1943 [74] (Sir) Mick Jagger, Dartford UK, singer (Rolling Stones-“Start Me Up”, “Satisfaction”)/Rock & Roll Hall of Fame (1989)

1945 [72] Helen Mirren (Ilyena Lydia Mironoff), London UK, movie actress (“Trumbo”, “The Queen”)/TV actress (“Elizabeth I”, “Prime Suspect”) COMING UP…Ella and John, January 2018.

1949 [68] Roger Taylor, Dersingham UK, classic rock drummer (Queen-“Bohemian Rhapsody”, “We Will Rock You”)

1959 [58] Kevin Spacey (Fowler), South Orange NJ, TV actor (‘Frank Underwood’ on “House of Cards” since 2013)/movie actor (“Baby Driver”, “The Usual Suspects”)

1964 [53] Sandra Bullock, Arlington VA, movie actress (“Gravity”, “The Blind Side”)

1967 [50] Jason Statham, Shirebrook, England, movie actor (“The Expendibles”, “Transporter” films”) COMING UP…Meg, August 2018.

1973 [44] Kate Beckinsale, London UK, movie actress (“Pearl Harbor”, “The Aviator”) COMING UP…The Only Living Boy in New York, August 2017.

1974 [43] Dan Konopka, Chicago IL, rock drummer (OK Go-”Here It Goes Again”, “Get Over It”)

1980 [37] Dave ‘Brown Sound’ Baksh, Ajax ON, rock guitarist (Sum 41-”Still Waiting”, “Fat Lip”)

• “All or Nothing Day”. This is it, folks – balls to the wall, give ‘er all you’ve got, the time has arrived, take no prisoners, it’s now or never, bring your ‘A’ game, give 110% … and any other hackneyed self-help cliché you can think of. (Or just relax.)
• “Aunts & Uncles Day”, honoring a very special pair of relatives. Among other things, they may be …
✓  Someone you can talk to about things you can’t discuss with parents.
✓  Your backup caretaker when mom & dad went out, or were at work.
✓  Real characters at family get-togethers and events.
✓  Someone who has taken you to fun places and events.
✓  Someone whose house was a great place for a sleep-over, especially if you have cousins.
✓  The ones who’ve given you great gifts for special events.
✓  Sound counsel and advice.

• “Coffee Milkshake Day”, celebrating the Summer cooler that’s also a pick-me-up.

• “Bagelfest Day”, this crunchy on the outside and chewy in the middle bread is very popular in the USA and Canada.  Served with a variety of toppings as well as produced in a variety of flavors, bagel shops are a staple in many communities.

[Thurs] Bagpipe Appreciation Day
[Thurs] Chili Dog Day
[Thurs] Walk on Stilts Day
[Fri] Milk Chocolate Day
[Fri] Buffalo Soldiers Day
[Fri] Hamburger Day

2006 [11] The buzz film “Little Miss Sunshine”, starring 9-year-old Abigail Breslin, Greg Kinnear, Alan Arkin, Toni Collette, and Steve Carell, opens in movie theaters

2006 [11] Paul McCartney’s 1st-ever guitar is sold at an Abbey Road Studios auction for £330,000 (about a half-million dollars)

2005 [12] Mumbai, India receives 99.5 cm of rain (39.17 inches) within 24 hours, bringing the city to a complete halt for over 2 days


• You can’t use the word ‘candy’ on a video game. The creators of Candy Crush have managed to trademark the word.
• There are ten Statues of Liberty in France, five of which are in Paris.
• If you smell something, molecules from that object are sticking to the inside of your nose.
• That ‘old person smell’ is actually caused by a chemical that older people secrete through their skin.
• A snail has about 2,500 teeth.
• It’s possible for pigeons to get suntans.
• Michael Jackson’s shiny glove was actually just a modified golf glove.
-WTF Facts

Toddlers are often funny, cute, and cheeky, but some days they can be a handful. A few reasons why …
✓ A 5-minute walk can take 2 hours as they stop to inspect every single stone, blade of grass, and crack in the pavement.
✓ You always have pockets full of pebbles and dead leaves you’ve been given as ‘presents’.
✓ Half your day is spent chasing a tiny naked human around the house.
✓ They’d rather fail miserably than accept the help of any grown-up.
✓ They can be perfect angels all day but the moment guests arrive they turn into monsters.
✓ Eye-poking, hair-pulling, and a slam to your nose with a sippy cup are all hilarious … to them.
✓ They’re happy to smear snot all over their faces but will wipe off your loving kiss in an instant.
✓ When you finally get the exact drink and cup they asked for, they’ll have changed their mind.
✓ They won’t eat a carrot but they’ll happily eat crap off the floor.
✓ Whether it’s a kitchen knife, your dinner, or a cellphone, to your toddler they are all ‘MINE’.
– Adapted from Metro

• If you jogged backwards, would you gain weight?
• If evolution is real, why do mothers still only have 2 hands?
• If you walk through the screen door, will you strain yourself?
• Is it true that cannibals won’t eat clowns because they taste funny?
• Is a sweater a garment worn by a child whenever his mother feels chilly?

☎ What strange thing did you discover that your significant other secretly spent money on?

My friend and I often laugh about how competitive we are.  But I laugh more.

Question: 30% of us do it at home, 65% do it somewhere else, and 5% don’t do it at all.  What is it?
Answer: Wash their car.

Every deep thinker is more afraid of being understood than of being misunderstood.

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