Tuesday, July 5, 2016 – Edition: #5767

Another Sheetload of Bull!

★ Leonardo DiCaprio was almost cast as David Hasselhoff’s son on “Baywatch” (1989-2001). The TV show’s producers Michael Berk and Douglas Schwartz have revealed that Leo was the first choice to play ‘Hobie Buchannon’, but Hasselhoff thought he was too old. At the time of his audition DiCaprio was 15; the part eventually went to 9-year-old Jeremy Jackson. Had he been a couple of years younger, DiCaprio’s career path might have looked very different.
– “Hollywood Reporter”
★ Blac Chyna is set to make her debut on “Keeping Up With The Kardashians”. The 28-year-old, who’s engaged to Rob Kardashian and expecting their 1st child, had been frozen out of the family earlier this year as they didn’t approve of Rob’s new relationship. Now it appears Chyna has been welcomed into the fold, as her attendance at Khloe Kardashian’s 32nd birthday party on Monday was filmed for an upcoming episode of the E! reality series.
– “Us Weekly”
★ Lindsay Lohan is in the process of a writing a book. The “Mean Girls” actress, who turned 30 on Saturday, has decided now’s the time for her pen a memoir as she’s now comfortable sharing stories of her oft-troubled personal life. Though details about the book are scarce, Lindsay says it includes stories about her own experiences as well as advice on how to overcome obstacles. Quote: “I hope that my words will connect with those who need some guidance when they are in a tough place.”
– “Vanity Fair”
★ And Lollapalooza Colombia has been axed after Rihanna pulled out just as the line-up was about to be announced. The 28-year-old had signed to headline the 2-day festival in Bogota this September but has recently withdrawn due to fears over the Zika virus. Organizers have had to pull the plug on the entire event because they’re left with insufficient time to find a suitable replacement. The inaugural Colombian version of Lollapalooza had also booked Disclosure, Lana Del Rey, and Wiz Khalifa.
– “La Tercera”

• “America’s Got Talent” (NBC/CityTV) – More hopefuls audition in a 2-hour show.
• “Jimmy Kimmel Live” (ABC/CityTV) – AlunaGeorge (“I Remember”, coming September). Rerun.
• “Last Call With Carson Daly” (NBC) – 9th Wonder & Murs (“Final Adventure”). Rerun.
• “Late Night With Seth Meyers” (NBC/CTV) – A$AP Ferg (“Always Strive and Prosper”). Rerun.
• “Late Show With Stephen Colbert” (CBS/Global) – Hinds (“Leave Me Alone”). Rerun.
• “Live With Kelly” (syndicated/CTV) – A Great Big World (“When the Morning Comes”). Rerun.
• “Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” (NBC/CTV2) – Courtney Barnett (“Sometimes I Sit and Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit”). Rerun.

• Adele – Tonight she begins her 1st North American tour in 5 years with a 2-night stand in St Paul MN. Multiple shows are planned in most markets, including 6 nights each at LA’s Staples Center and NYC’s Madison Square Garden. Dates run through November 15th in Mexico City.
• Aerosmith – Joe Perry has chimed in about Steven Tyler’s announcement last week that Aerosmith would be heading out on a farewell tour in 2017. Speaking to “Rolling Stone”, the guitarist says: “It could be the last … who knows what’s in the stars?”
• Jason Aldean – His wife Brittany Layne reveals that Jason doesn’t like to go barefoot. Ever. He could just be going from the bedroom to the bathroom but he’ll have to put on flip-flops or tennis shoes.
• John Legend – He’s among the musicians to be honored on the Hollywood Walk of Fame with their own star later this year. Others include Hall & Oates, *NSYNC, New Edition, and late Tejano singer Selena.
• One Direction – Louis Tomlinson is reportedly willing to settle his custody dispute with the mother of his son, Briana Jungwirth, if he’s given pre-approval of all pictures of little Freddie that she posts on social media.
• Prince – A new online museum dedicated to him has launched this week. The site serves as an archive of many of the late pop icon’s websites from the last 20 years.
NET: http://princeonlinemuseum.com/timeline
• Trey Songz – He’s been spotted making out with Khloe Kardashian in Las Vegas. The 32-year-old reality star recently slammed reports she was dating the “Na Na” singer after they were pictured together, but she reportedly made no effort to hide their PDA in Sin City.

Coming out on DVD, Netflix, Google Play and/or other video providers …
• “The Adderall Diaries” ( R-Rated Crime Drama ): James Franco stars as a famous but troubled author whose fascination with a high-profile murder case brings his own dark past into focus. Based on the best-selling book by Stephen Elliott. Co-stars Amber Heard, Christian Slater, Ed Harris, Wilmer Valderrama, Cynthia Nixon.
• “The Big Short” ( R-Rated Biographical Drama ): Adam McKay’s takedown of the subprime mortgage crisis continues author Michael Lewis’s near-perfect record of adaptations that started with “Moneyball”. Brad Pitt, Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling, and Christian Bale star. Nominated for 5 Oscars; won 1 for ‘Adapted Screenplay’. Streams on Netflix starting tomorrow.
• “The Divergent Series: Allegiant” ( PG-13 Sci-Fi Adventure ): In the 3rd instalment of the sci-fi series, ‘Tris’ must escape with ‘Four’ beyond the wall that encircles Chicago to finally discover the shocking truth of what lies behind it. Stars Shailene Woodley, Theo James, Jeff Daniels, Naomi Watts. This film is Part 1, fans will have to wait over a year for Part 2.
• “Everybody Wants Some!!” ( R-Rated Comedy ): A freshman baseball pitcher arrives at college in Summer 1980 and meets his new rowdy teammates. Together, they must navigate their way between girls, parties, and baseball, all in the last weekend before school begins.
Stars Blake Jenner, Tyler Hoechlin, Wyatt Russell, Zoey Deutch.
• “Miracles From Heaven” ( PG Family ): Jennifer Garner stars as a mom who discovers her 10-year-old daughter has a rare, incurable disease. She becomes a ferocious advocate for her daughter’s healing as she searches for a solution. Co-stars Kylie Rogers, Eugenio Derbez, Queen Latifah, John Carroll Lynch.
• Also being released: “Sesame Street: Elmo’s Favorite Stories” (Kids Compilation).

‘Selfie Elbow’ is now a genuine health issue. Yup. Taking selfies is causing us serious damage, and not just in the usual “Oh crap, I walked into a lamp post while Snapchatting” way. “Today Show” co-host Hoda Kotb has been diagnosed with the malady which resembles tennis elbow but is caused by taking selfies. She now has to ice her elbow, do special exercises, and take painkillers. Sports medicine experts say the problem is becoming more common and recommend alternating the arm you use to take selfies, doing regular stretches, or using a selfie stick to take the pressure off the elbow. (Please, just put down your phone.)
– “Elle”

Ever wondered why you feel deeply, wholly satisfied and hungry when you see a picture or video of some seriously stretchy melted cheese? Turns out there’s a reason. What’s called a ‘cheese pull’ in the advertising world works because it communicates with the part of our brain that doesn’t function verbally, but registers our primal urges of hunger, arousal, and desire. Advertisers like this because it’s essentially a visual way to ‘transmit’ hunger. You see a cheese pull and without being conscious of it the way you would if you were verbally told to eat pizza, you suddenly want to eat pizza. It can actually set off a release of chemicals in the brain similar to those that emerge during drug addiction. (In other words … it’s food porn.)
– “Quartz”

Rejoice, vegans! Iceland has just made it so much easier to get in on the joy of ice cream. You don’t need to whip out a blender and resort to mashing up bananas; someone else has done it for you. Nana Ice Cream is made with avocado and banana. It’s entirely vegan and gluten-free; each tub is just 104 calories; and each serving provides you with 1 of your 5-a-day fruits and veggies. It comes in 3 flavors: ‘Banilla’ (banana & vanilla), ‘Strawbana’ (banana & strawberry), and ‘Choconana’ (banana & chocolate). The tubs will be landing on Iceland shelves tomorrow, priced at circa $2. (Who could possibly know more about ice cream than Iceland?)
– “Evening Standard”

Women who work long hours are significantly more at risk of ill health than men. A new Ohio State University study shows that people who habitually put in a lot of long hours over many years experience a higher risk of chronic disease later in life. And it’s significantly higher for women. Those who work 60 hours a week have more than 3 times the risk of heart disease, non-skin cancer, and diabetes than women who work fewer hours. They also have nearly 4 times the risk of arthritis and nearly 3 times the risk of asthma. (We think it’s time to get some zen. And some serious shuteye.)
– NYDailyNews.com

Shampooing and conditioning hair might seem like a simple task, but alas – turns out we’ve been doing it all wrong. A hair expert now says we’re supposed to use conditioner BEFORE shampoo. Apparently it primes the hair before cleansing, allowing shampoo to distribute easier and more evenly. It’s also said to add nourishment to fine hair without weighing it down. Those with highlights, hair that’s prone to greasiness, or hair that tangles easily should also benefit by switching the order of their hair-washing regime. And while we’ve always been told to only condition from the ears down, this doesn’t apply when conditioning comes first – you can go pour on the conditioner from root to tip as you’ll be cleansing it afterward. (Amazing! Still no cure for cancer.)
– “Metro”

The fertility drug Pergonal was developed using gallons of nuns’ urine.
– “BBC Magazine”


1963 [53] Edie Falco, Brooklyn NY, TV actress (“Nurse Jackie” 2009-15, “The Sopranos” 1999-2007)/winner of 4 Emmys, 2 Golden Globes, and 5 SAG Awards

1980 [36] Jason Wade, Camarillo CA, rock singer-guitarist (Lifehouse-“You & Me”, “Hanging by a Moment”)

1982 [34] Dave Haywood, Augusta GA, country musician (Lady Antebellum-“Just a Kiss”, “Need You Now”)

1985 [31] Nick O’Malley, Sheffield UK, rock bassist-vocalist (Arctic Monkeys-“When the Sun Goes Down”, “Brianstorm”)

1986 [30] Adam Young, Owatonna MN, pop-electronica musician (Owl City-“Good Time”, “Fireflies”)

• “Apple Turnover Day”, when lovers of fruit-stuffed pastries have an excuse to indulge in a decadent breakfast treat.

• “Bikini Day”, observed on the 70th anniversary of the 1946 fashion show where French designer Louis Reard unveiled a daring 2-piece swimsuit at the Piscine Molitor swimming pool in Paris as showgirl Micheline Bernardini modelled the first ‘bikini’ (named for the Pacific atoll where the 1st atomic test took place earlier in the week).

• “Graham Cracker Day”, saluting the wafer developed in 1829 by Presbyterian minister Sylvester Graham who believed consumption of graham flour suppressed ‘carnal urges’. What’s the best use for graham crackers? Pie crust? S’mores? Moon pies?

• “Work Without Your Hands Day”, a “SpongeBob SquarePants” holiday where everyone in ‘Bikini Bottom’ must not use their hands to work. (“Foot me that wrench, please.”)

• “Workaholics Day”, a day to remove your nose from the grindstone … just once.

2000 [16] “Big Brother” premieres (CBS) but fails to generate the same buzz it experiences in other versions worldwide (even so, Season 18 is now underway)

2012 [04] For the 2nd year in a row, Rolling Stones guitarist Ronnie Wood is honored at the UK’s annual Arqiva Commercial Radio Awards (the 65-year-old wins ‘Specialist Program Of the Year’ for his Absolute Radio show)

1996 [20] ‘Dolly’ the sheep, the 1st mammal to be successfully cloned from an adult cell, is born at the Roslin Institute in Scotland

2012 [04] ‘The Shard’ in London, England is inaugurated as the ‘Tallest Building in Europe’, with a height of 310 meters (1,020 ft)

[Wed] Eid-Al-Fitr [Muslim)
[Wed] Fried Chicken Day
[Wed] Beer Pong Day
[Thurs] Father-Daughter Take a Walk Together Day
[Fri] “Mike & Dave Need Wedding Dates”; “The Secret Life of Pets” open in movie theaters
[Fri] Collector Car Appreciation Day
This Week Is … Freedom Week
This Month Is … Sandwich Generation Month


How many of the following are you guilty of?
✗ You clap when your airplane lands.
✗ You laugh at your own jokes.
✗ You swear on public transit.
✗ Sometimes you don’t flush.
✗ You crack your knuckles around people.
✗ Everything you do is posted on Snapchat/Instagram/Facebook.
✗ You say ‘hashtag’ in real life.
✗ You tell the boss when co-workers are late or leave early.
✗ You snort when laughing.
✗ You wait several hours before replying to a text.
– “Metro”

☎ What was the best/worst thing you have ever won?

• Whyzit most women’s clothing still doesn’t have pockets?
• Whyzit the word ‘verb’ is a noun?
• Whyzit they call a sculpture a ‘bust’ when it stops just before the part it’s named after?
• Whyzit the word ‘little’ is twice as large as the word ‘big’?
• Whyzit when we do someone a favor we say, “It was the least I could do”? Wouldn’t the least thing we could do be absolutely nothing?

Which was originally sold as cough medicine?
a. Molasses.
b. Kerosene.
c. Heroin. [CORRECT]
– “Quite Interesting Facts”

I hate public opinion. Ask anyone.

Question: The average person experiences THIS wardrobe malfunction 6 times a year.
Answer: A clothing tag sticking out.

If you throw dirt, you’re losing ground.

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