Friday, June 13, 2007        Edition: #3797
Nuthin’ Like a Bull in Your Radio Shop!

BS SHOW BIZ BUZZ:
TONIGHT Kevin Federline parties at Privé Las Vegas, where he’ll be presented an award for ‘Father Of the Year’, an informal honor for his ‘selfless efforts’ on behalf of his brood of 4 kids (who must be incredibly proud daddy’s out getting juiced in a nightclub) . . . “Grey’s Anatomy“ Katherine Heigl has officially withdrawn her name from consideration for another “Emmy Award”, saying she doesn’t feel the material she was given THIS SEASON warrants a nomination (meow, what a back-handed slap at the writers!) . . . Dr Jason Rothbart, the LA ob-gyn who delivered Tori Spelling’s baby daughter MONDAY is also booked to oversee Angelina Jolie’s pregnancy, reportedly planning a trip to France later THIS SUMMER when the due date for Brangelina’s twins is near (they flew him to Namibia to deliver Shiloh 2 years ago) . . . Angelina Jolie & Jennifer Aniston are set for a throwdown at the box office OCTOBER 24th when both have films scheduled to come out (Jolie’s drama “Changeling” in limited release and Aniston’s rom-com “He’s Just Not That Into You”) . . . The makers of “Gossip Girl” (CW) are planning a spinoff series set in a girls’ boarding school, either by giving co-star Taylor Momsen her own show or by introducing a new character THIS FALL who is later spun off . . . “Kung Fu Panda” star Jack Black has pulled out of the upcoming movie comedy “Man-Witch”, about a male witch who takes a gig teaching at a female witch school, without giving any reason (maybe he just read the synopsis?) . . . The Walt Disney Co has announced it will stream full-length movies FREE on its website for a week after they’re broadcast on ABC-TV’s “Wonderful World of Disney” THIS SUMMER (films include “Finding Nemo”, “Monsters Inc”, “Peter Pan”, and “The Princess Diaries 2“) . . . And word has it movie star George Clooney actually broke up with his 29-year-old former cocktail waitress-girlfriend, Sarah Larson, earlier than thought, shortly after she had a breast augmentation in mid-MAY but out of courtesy he allowed her to hang at his house to recoup (so to speak).

WEEKEND SHOW BIZ SKED:
• “Ellen DeGeneres Show” (syndicated/CityTV) – THIS AFTERNOON Plain White T’s (“Hey There Delilah”) are the musical guest.
• Jack Johnson – TONIGHT he kicks off his environmentally-friendly summer tour in support of the album “Sleep Through the Static” in Indianapolis IN. Fans can choose to pay an extra $1.50 to offset carbon emissions associated with the tour and also sign up online to carpool to shows.
• “MMVAs” (MuchMusic ) – SUNDAY the 19th “MuchMusic Video Awards” are handed out in Toronto. A few highlights …
– Hedley leads nominations with 6 overall, followed by Belly with 5.
– Avril Lavigne, Belly, City & Colour, Feist, and Nelly Furtado are in the running for ‘Favorite Canadian Artist’ while Billy Talent, Finger Eleven, Hedley, illScarlett, and Simple Plan are up for ‘Favorite Canadian Group’.
– Nominees for ‘Favorite International Video’ include Fall Out Boy, Flo Rida, Kanye West, Rihanna, and OneRepublic.
– Presenters include “The Hills’” Whitney Port and Brody Jenner; “Gossip Girl’s” Chace Crawford; “The Office’s” Rainn Wilson; and “Harold & Kumar’s” Kal Penn.
NET: http://www.muchmusic.com
• Rascal Flatts – TONIGHT they kick off their 30-plus city “Bob That Head“ summer tour in St Louis MO, supported by Taylor Swift.
• “Saturday Night Live” (NBC/Global) – Steve Carell (“The Office”) hosts; Usher performs.
• “Today Show” (NBC) – THIS MORNING Kenny Chesney performs.
• “Tonight Show With Jay Leno” (NBC/A Channel) – TONIGHT Ashanti is onstage.
• “Tony Awards” (CBS) – SUNDAY Whoopi Goldberg hosts the 62nd annual Broadway theater awards live from NYC’s Radio City Hall.
NET: http://www.tonyawards.com/en_US/index.html
• “TV Land Awards” (TV Land) – SUNDAY “Ugly Betty” actress Vanessa Williams hosts these awards for classic television. (Many recipients won’t be able to show up … cuz they’re dead.)

BS MUSIC NOTES:
• Britney Spears – Her mom Lynne Spears will now release her memoir about motherhood THIS FALL … barring further embarrassments. (Last time it was scheduled to publish, #2 daughter Jamie Lynn got preggers.)
• Coldplay – Chris Martin has thrown their upcoming concert tour into further jeopardy by twisting his knee during rehearsals. He’s said to be hobbling around in pain after injuring his leg in practice sessions for their first scheduled ‘free’ concert MONDAY in London.
• Justin Timberlake – He’s bought the Memphis TN golf course where his dad taught him to play the game, in order to save it from developers. Ah to have money.
• Lil Wayne – Despite leaks and bootlegs, his new album “Tha Carter III” is on track to sell about 900,000 copies in its first week, the best sales debut so far in 2008.
• Madonna – Insiders are saying the real reason she’s been meeting with lawyers in London is not about a divorce but an effort to get her estranged brother Christopher Ciccone’s upcoming tell-all book, “Life With My Sister”, killed off before its release.
• NERD – Pharrell Williams says he reduced Madonna to tears while working on her album “Hard Candy”. The producer claims he refused to take any crap and gave back what he received, at one point causing the diva to cry so hard he had to fetch her a towel. Aww!
• Velvet Revolver – Guitarist Slash is making the most of time off while the band searches for a new frontman by working on his first solo album.

TODAY’S MOVIE OPENINGS:
• “The Happening” ( R-Rated Sci-Fi Thriller ): Mark Wahlberg stars in M Night Shyamalan’s thriller about a family on the run after a killer airborne toxin threatens the entire planet. Co-stars Zooey Deschanel (“Bridge to Terabithia”) and John Leguizamo (“Love In the Time of Cholera”). Reviews haven’t been great; even director Shyamalan (“The 6th Sense”) refers to it as a ‘fun B-movie’.
NET: http://www.thehappeningmovie.com/
• “The Incredible Hulk” ( PG-13 Action Adventure ): Edward Norton stars as geneticist ‘Bruce Banner’ who’s attempting to cure a strange condition that turns him into a monster. Complicating his situation is a military initiative that wants him captured and controlled. Liv Tyler and Tim Roth co-star. Promises to stick closer to the character’s Marvel Comics origins than Ang Lee’s 2003 film, “Hulk”. Shot in Toronto, with scenes in Belleville, Dundas, and Trenton ON.
NET: http://incrediblehulk.marvel.com/

POOR DAD NEEDS A TEAM OF WRITERS:
College kids believe that fictional fathers on TV are more loving and supportive than real dads. A study at NYC’s Marymount Manhattan College has found that students rate TV dads better than real dads in every category, including such qualities as ‘support’, ‘guidance’, and ‘acceptance of other family members’. The study also finds that kids blame constant work demands for their father’s inability to live up to the standards set by TV dads.
– “USA Today”

SCREEN TIME TO INCREASE:
The increasing popularity of online video, video games, and mobile video will push the daily time we spend in front of screens to 8 hours by the year 2013, according to a new study from Solutions Research Group. Currently the average person spends about 6 hours a day with screen-based entertainment, compared with 4.6 hours in 1996. While traditional TV viewing will remain constant at about 4 hours, much of it is predicted to be in the form of video-on-demand.
– ContactMusic.com

2008 POWER RANKING:
The latest ranking of the “Celebrity 100”, based on past year’s income and overall fame …
5. David Beckham … $50 million.
4. Beyoncé Knowles … $80 million
3. Angelina Jolie … $14 million (makes up for less money with daily coverage in media around-the world; partner Brad Pitt ranks #10 at $20 million).
2. Tiger Woods … $115 million.
1. Oprah Winfrey … $275 million (second year in-a-row).
The full list is here …
NET: http://tinyurl.com/5xrcmz
– “Forbes Magazine”

DIESELS ARE GREEN?
A trendy hybrid might be a badge of your eco-friendly credentials but it’s no better for the environment than an old-fashioned and less fashionable diesel. A new study by a British environmental website has found that diesels use less fuel and therefore emit less CO2 than hybrids. The researchers conclude that hybrid technology offers the prospect of real benefits, but only with the next generation of plug-in hybrids using more advanced lithium-ion batteries which are expected in 2010.
– “GQ”

BS AMAZING FACT:
46% of respondents in a new poll for the American Gastroenterological Association admit they have problems with digestion, including bloating, constipation, nausea, or flatulence … daily.
– “Indianapolis Star”

BS CHRONOMETER 06.13.08

TODAY’S CELEBIRTHDAYS . . .
1953 [55] Tim Allen (Dick), Denver CO, movie actor (“Wild Hogs”, “The Santa Clause”)/TV actor (“Home Improvement” 1991-99)  COMING UP: “Toy Story 3”, now filming for release in 2010.

1963 [45] Paul DeLisle, Exeter ON, alt-rock bassist (Smash Mouth-“All Star”, “Walkin’ on the Sun”)

1970 [38] Rivers Cuomo, Yogaville CT, alt-rock singer/guitarist (Weezer-“Pork & Beans”, “Beverly Hills”)

1972 [36] Natalie MacMaster, Troy NS, Cape Breton fiddler (“My Roots Are Showing”)

1974 [34] Steve-O (Stephen Glover), London UK, TV/movie stuntman (“Jackass” 2000-02/”Jackass: The Movie”, “Jackass Number Two”)

1978 [30] Jason Michael Carroll, Houston TX, country singer-songwriter (“Alyssa Lies”, “Livin’ Our Love Song”)

1981 [27] Chris Evans, Sudbury MA, movie actor (“Fantastic Four: Rise Of the Silver Surfer”, “The Nanny Diaries”)

1983 [25] Jason Spezza, Mississauga ON, NHL center (Ottawa Senators)

1986 [22] Mary-Kate & Ashley Olsen, Sherman Oaks CA, twins who co-run a billion-dollar consumer-goods company (clothing, cosmetics, hair products, home decor, etc)/sometime actresses (began on TV sitcom “Full House” 1987-95 at 6 months of age )

SATURDAY –
Businessman-TV personality Donald Trump (“The Apprentice”) is 62; Oscar-winning screenwriter Diablo Cody (“Juno”) is 30.

SUNDAY –
NFL coach Mike Holmgren (Seattle Seahawks) is 60; TV actor Jim Belushi (“According to Jim”) is 54; Movie actress Helen Hunt (“As Good As It Gets”) is 45; TV actress Courteney Cox (”Dirt”) is 44; Country guitarist Michael Britt (Lonestar) is 42; Movie actor Ice Cube (“Are We There Yet?”) is 39; Punk rock singer Bif Naked (“I Love Myself Today”) is 37; TV actor Neil Patrick Harris (“How I Met Your Mother”) is 35; Alt-rock singer-guitarist Gary Lightbody (Snow Patrol) is 32; Rock guitarist Billy Martin (Good Charlotte) is 27.

TODAY’S BS REASONS TO PARTY . . .
• “Avon Heritage Duct Tape Festival”, the 5th annual in Avon OH, home to the manufacturer of Duck Brand Duct Tape. Weekend festivities are highlighted by a ‘Duct Tape Fashion Show’.
NET: http://www.avonducktapefestival.com
• “Blame Someone Else Day”, observed annually on the 1st  FRIDAY the 13th of the year to allow us to assign responsibility for all of life’s woes on something or somebody else.
• “Friday the 13th”, perceived by many to be an unlucky day. A learned behavior, ‘triskaidekaphobia’ (fear of the number 13) leads some people to take drastic steps not to put their lives at risk on the 13th of the month. No one can say for certain why, how, or when the number 13 got the bad rap. A few facts …
– Fear of the number 13 costs Americans $1 billion per year.
– There is only one Friday the 13th for all of 2008 (there can be as many as 3). The next one won’t arrive until FEBRUARY 2009.
• “Kitchen Klutzes Day”, celebrating not-so-accomplished cooks by encouraging them to prepare a recipe that contains no more than 4 ingredients, not including water, salt & pepper. (What’s the easiest dinner to make? ‘Wiener Water Soup’?)
• “Work@Home Father’s Day”, held the FRIDAY before “Father’s Day” to honor fathers ‘who work from home as a means of providing balance between professional satisfaction and family interaction’. They’d be saluted SUNDAY like other dads except … they’ll likely be working.

SATURDAY –
• “American Flag Day”, commemorating John Adams’ 1777 recommendation to Congress that the ‘Stars & Stripes’ be adopted as America’s flag. Know how to properly display a flag? Take a lesson here …
NET: http://www.teachervision.fen.com/lesson-plans/lesson-6876.html
• “Family History Day”, a day to ‘share the folklore, legends and myths of your own particular family tree’. There’s a lot of sap in [co-host’s].
• “World Juggling Day”. You can create the sound of juggling with your co-host by slapping your knees quickly and throwing in lots of grunts and interjections like ‘Hey!’.
NET: http://www.juggle.org/wjd/

SUNDAY –
• “Fathers Day”, first proclaimed by the mayor of Spokane WA 98 years ago (June 19, 1910) at the request of one Louise Smart Dodd. It’s now celebrated in about 20 countries, including Britain, Canada, and USA on the 3rd SUNDAY of JUNE. An estimated $1 billion is now spent each year on “Fathers Day” gifts. In one poll, 33% of fathers say a ‘greeting card’ is their top choice of a present they hope to receive, followed by a ‘meal at a restaurant’ (24%).
• “Smile Power Day”, recognizing the 2nd-best thing you can do with your lips.

TODAY’S FIRSTS . . .
1898 [110] ‘Yukon Territory’ is organized, with Dawson as capital (important to the future naming of the GMC monster SUV)

1966 [42] US Supreme Court’s ‘Miranda Decision’, requiring police to inform criminal suspects of their constitutional rights BEFORE interrogation (“You have the right to remain silent. Anything you say can and will be used against you in a court of law. You have the right to speak to an attorney, and to have an attorney present during any questioning. If you cannot afford a lawyer, one will be provided for you at government expense.”)

1993 [15] Federal Conservatives choose Kim Campbell as leader, thereby making her 1st female PC leader, 1st female PM, and 1st PC to be PM without being elected (she lasts as PM from June 25-November 4)

TODAY’S RECORD . . .
1992 [16] World’s ‘Smallest Recorded Baby’ is born, measuring just 6 inches and weighing only 11 ounces (they name it Nicole Richie)

AND REMEMBER . . .
[Mon] Mojo Honours List (London)
[Tues] Eat Your Vegetables Day
[Tues] International Violin Day
[Tues] George Michael tour begins (San Diego)
[Wed] International Picnic Day
[Wed] Splurge Day
[Thurs] World Sauntering Day
This Week Is … Families in Business Week
This Month Is … Perennial Gardening Month

BULL’S BITS

BS SIGNS A GUY WILL MAKE A GREAT DAD:
• He treats his mother well. Experts say respect for family should be at the top of the ‘what to look for’ list.
• He’s selfless. The #1 thing you learn as a parent – you don’t come first anymore.
• He’s not easily grossed out. Kids fill diapers and spit up … sometimes at the same time.
• He’s a great uncle. Nephews and nieces are the stepping stones to having your own kids.
• He’s fun. You’ve got to have a sense of humor to get through life with kids.
– Match.com

BS PHONE STARTER:
If you could read the private diary of any person in the world, whose would you pick?

BS TOP SWAPS:
The week’s most requested music files online …
5. Mariah Carey – “Touch My Body”
4. Rihanna – “Take a Bow”
3. Lil Wayne f/Static Major – “Lollipop”
2. Leona Lewis – “Bleeding Love”
1. Usher – “Love In This Club”
– BigChampagne online music measurement

BS RANDOM JOKE:
I’ll never forget when I was a teen and my father came into my room and said: “Son, if you don’t stop that you’ll go blind!” And I said: “Dad, I’m over here.”

BS WATER COOLER QUESTION:
Today’s Question: 30,000 babies born each year now have THIS in common.
Answer to Give Out Next Show: They’re the product of sperm-donor fathers.

BS DEEP THOUGHT:
True knowledge is knowing that you don’t know.


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