Tuesday, June 15, 2010        Edition: #4284
Good Morning, Sheetheads!


BS SHOW BIZ BUZZ:

Forget ‘A-Rod’, 31-year-old movie actress Kate Hudson is now romantically linked to Muse frontman Matthew Bellamy (she’s become the Value Village of the dating world) . . . 37-year-old sorta actress Jenny McCarthy (1993 ‘Playmate Of the Year’) has a development deal with Oprah Winfrey’s Harpo Productions and ‘possibilities’ are being explored across a number of platforms (like Oprah’s soon-to-launch OWN network?) . . . “Grazia” magazine is reporting that 41-year-old actress Jennifer Aniston has been secretly dating 34-year-old “SNL” comedian and “Bounty Hunter” co-star Jason Sudeikis, something they held off on until his divorce from a “30 Rock” writer was final (is it mandatory she boinks a co-star from every film?) . . . 24-year-old “Gossip Girl” actor Chace Crawford (‘Nate Archibald’) has been charged with misdemeanor pot possession in Plano TX and is facing up to 6 months in jail (cops found only an unlit joint in a car he was sitting in – but this is Texas!) . . . 47-year-old actress Jodie Foster has been accused of battery by a 17-year-old boy after an incident in a mall parking lot in which he attempted to take her picture (her rep claims the lad is a professional paparazzo) . . . “Twilight Saga” actors Ashley Greene (‘Alice Cullen’) & Kellan Lutz (‘Emmett Cullen’) have both stripped down to show off their toned bods on magazine covers, she on “Woman’s Health” and he on “Men’s Health” (it’s dueling abs!) . . . And the TV musical “Glee” is about to get all sexed up in a new X-rated parody as Hustler Video has announced “This Ain’t Glee XXX Parody!!” will be released on DVD next month, featuring a saucy, reworded performance of the Queen classic “Fat Bottomed Girls” (imitation is the sincerest form of – money-making).

TODAY’S SHOW BIZ SKED:

• “Behind The Music” (VH1) – Christina Aguilera (“Bionic”).
• “Ellen DeGeneres Show” (syndicated/A Channel) – “Glee” actor Chris Colfer (‘Kurt Hummel’).
• “Jimmy Kimmel Live” (ABC/CityTV) – Ozzy Osbourne (“I Am Ozzy” biography; “Scream” album, out June 22nd).
• “Last Call With Carson Daly” (NBC) – La Roux (“La Roux”).
• “Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson” (CBS) – Ice Cube (“I Am the West”, out July 13th).
• “Late Night With Jimmy Fallon” (NBC/A Channel) – Broken Social Scene (“Forgiveness Rock Record”).
• “Late Show With David Letterman” (CBS) – Devo (“Something for Everybody”).
• “Live With Regis & Kelly” (syndicated/CTV) – “Glee” actress Lea Michele (‘Rachel Berry’).
• “Now That’s What I Call Music! Vol 34” – Today’s release of the latest disc in this compilation series includes Black Eyed Peas, BoB, Justin Bieber, Ke$ha, Lady Antebellum, Miranda Lambert, Rihanna, and Usher among others.
• “Now That’s What I Call the USA (The Patriotic Country Collection)” – Today’s country compilation release features 17 previously released tracks from the likes of Brooks & Dunn, Carrie Underwood, Kenny Chesney, Trace Adkins, and Tim McGraw.
• “Tavis Smiley” (PBS) – Tom Petty (“Mojo”).
• “Tonight Show With Jay Leno” (NBC/A Channel) – Travis McCoy of Gym Class Heroes (“Lazarus”).

BS MUSIC NOTES:

• Drake – His long-awaited “Thank Me Later” debut album is finally released today after numerous delays.
• Game – Today he releases his new “RED Album”, produced by Pharrell Williams and Dr Dre.
• NERD – Today they release their 4th studio album, “Nothing”, said to be influenced by ’60s and ’70s psychedelic sound.
• Oasis – Today a new best-of set, “Time Flies”, is released. The 2-CD album compiles all of the now-defunct Brit band’s singles, with a deluxe edition including a bonus DVD of all the videos.
• Silversun Pickups – Tonight they kick off a headlining tour in Orlando FL. Against Me! and Henry Clay People are the opening acts.

TODAY’S VIDEO RELEASES:

• “The Book of Eli” ( R-Rated Action Adventure ): Denzel Washington plays a lone man fighting his way across a post-apocalyptic USA in order to protect a sacred book that holds the secrets to saving humanity. Washington trained in martial arts for his role and performed all his own stunts for the hand-to-hand combat scenes. Co-stars Mila Kunis, Gary Oldman, singer Tom Waits.
• “When in Rome” ( PG-13 Romantic Comedy ): Kristen Bell plays an unlucky-at-love New Yorker who is aggressively pursued by a band of suitors after stealing coins from a reputed fountain of love during a whirlwind trip to Rome. Co-stars Josh Duhamel (“Transformers: Revenge Of the Fallen”).
• “Youth in Revolt” ( R-Rated Comedy ): Michael Cera (“Juno”) plays a frustrated teenager living in a California trailer park who concocts a series of plans to lose his virginity to a precocious local girl, played by Portia Doubleday. Co-stars Ray Liota, Steve Buscemi, Zach Galifianakis (“The Hangover”). Shot on location in Michigan.
• Also released today: “American Dad!: Volume 5 Uncensored” (TV Animation); “Aqua Teen Hunger Force: Volume 7” (TV Animation); “Everwood: The Complete 3rd Season” (TV Drama); “Family Guy: Volume 8” (TV Animation); “Leave It to Beaver: Season 3” (Vintage TV); “MacGyver: The TV Movies”; “My Three Sons: Season 2, Volume 2” (Vintage TV); “The Secret Life Of the American Teenager: Volume 4” (TV Drama); and “Showgirls: 15th Anniversary Sinsational Edition” (1995 Drama).

WHY DOGS ARE DUMB:

Researchers believe that years of domestication have robbed pet dogs of the problem-solving skills they once had in the wild. According to a new Australian study, pet dogs fail basic intelligence tests that wolves and wild dogs pass with ease. On the upside, domesticated dogs prove far more adept at social interaction. (Leg humping, for instance.)
– “Daily Telegraph”

CRAZIEST COASTERS:

A travel website has come up with a ranking of the fastest, fiercest, and most ferocious roller coasters for this Summer …
5. ‘Furius Baco’, PortAventura, Spain – Passengers are totally exposed on 3 sides while zipping along at an average of 84 mph.
4. ‘Steel Dragon 2000’, Nagashima Spa Land, Japan: It gets to 95 mph using only a traditional lift hill that rises 318 ft. With a length of 8,133 ft, this ride is the world’s longest.
3. ‘Tower of Terror’, Queensland, Australia: Shooting straight up into the sky on an L-shaped track, this magnetic induction shuttle coaster is one of the fastest on the planet at 100 mph.
2. ‘Eejanaika’, Fuji-Q Highland Park, Japan: Opened in 2006, this ‘4th dimension’ ride rises 249 ft, zooms along at 78-plus mph, and has seats that rotate 360 degrees in a controlled spin.
1. ‘Behemoth’, Canada’s Wonderland, Toronto: Built in 2008, this $26-million ride starts with an 85-degree descent that develops speeds up to 80 mph in just 3.9 seconds. There are 8 drops plus double-banked horizontal loops.
(The top-ranked coaster in the USA is ‘Kingda Ka’ at Six Flags Great Adventure in New Jersey, technically the tallest [456 ft] and fastest [128 mph] roller coaster in the world.)
– Cheapflights.com

RECYCLED GLASSES ARE GOOKY:

“Good Housekeeping” magazine has studied 7 pairs of 3-D glasses from movie theaters in New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut and didn’t find one sterile pair in the bunch. On those spectacles, the Good Housekeeping Research Institute found germs that can cause conjunctivitis, skin infections, food poisoning, sepsis, pneumonia, and even staph infection. If you’re really worried about the germs on 3-D glasses, you could always use a disinfectant wipe, which the study found reduces germ content by 95%. (This icky news has really gotta make you regret throwing down $17 to watch “Avatar”, no?)
– Switched.com

GHOST RADIO:

A 70-year-old vintage tabletop radio at the Montrose Air Station Heritage Center in Scotland has been picking up radio broadcasts from the WW2 era. Several people have heard the vintage broadcasts, including the big-band sound of the Glenn Miller Orchestra and speeches by Winston Churchill. The broadcasts come at random and last up to a half-hour. What’s strange is … the radio isn’t plugged into a power outlet and technicians who’ve opened it up found nothing but cobwebs and spiders. (Creepy!)
– STV News

THE ORIGIN OF ‘SOCCER’:

Both soccer and American football come from the same set of precursor sports, which first became popular at English schools in the early 19th century. Ultimately, the version adopted in the UK came to be known as ‘association football’, while another set of rules won out in the US. Americans took to calling the gridiron variety ‘football’, and referred to the British version by the slang term ‘soccer’, derived from the ‘soc’ in ‘association’. (Ironically, in American ‘football’ the ball is rarely kicked.)
– Slate.com

WORLD CUP STAPLES:

• The ‘makarapa’ is the official headgear of South African soccer fans. Inspired by the construction helmets of miners, these custom decorated hard-hats have been a feature of the South African football scene for over 30 years.
– Neatorma.com
• The ‘vuvuzela’ is a long plastic horn that South African fans blow incessantly at matches. It’s claimed they are integral to the local soccer experience, however, players, coaches, fans, and announcers from other countries are complaining about how distracting the noisemakers are.
– “Christian Science Monitor”

BS AMAZING FACT:

South Thames College in London, England is now offering a 6 week course on ‘How to Walk in High Heels’. Critics are calling it the most trivial course in the country.
– “Globe & Mail”

BS CHRONOMETER 06.15.10


TODAY’S CELEBIRTHDAYS . . .
1963 [47] Helen Hunt, LA CA, movie actress (Oscar-“As Good As It Gets”)/TV actress (4 Emmys-“Mad About You” 1995-99)

1964 [46] Courteney Cox, Birmingham AL, TV actress (“Cougar Town” since 2009, “Dirt” 2007, “Friends” 1994-2004)/movie actress (“Scream 1-3”)/Mrs David Arquette since 1999  COMING UP: “Scream 4” in 2011.

1966 [44] Michael Britt, Fort Worth TX, country singer/guitarist (Lonestar-“Mr Mom”, I’m Already There”)

1969 [41] Ice Cube (O’Shea Jackson), LA CA, movie actor (“Are We There Yet?”, “Barbershop”)/rapper (“Pushin’ Weight”)

1971 [39] Bif Naked (Beth Torbert), New Delhi, India (raised Winnipeg MB), rock singer (“Sick”, “I Love Myself Today”)

1973 [37] Neil Patrick Harris, Albuquerque NM, TV actor (‘Barney Stinson on “How I Met Your Mother” since 2005)

1975 [35] Elizabeth Reaser, Bloomfield MI, movie actress (‘Esme Cullen’ in the “Twilight” films)/TV actress (“The Ex-List” 2008-09, “Grey’s Anatomy” 2007-08)

1976 [34] Gary Lightbody, Bangor, Northern Ireland, alt-rock singer (Snow Patrol-“Signal Fire”, “Chasing Cars”)

1981 [29] Billy Martin, Naptown MD, pop-rock guitarist (Good Charlotte-“The River”, “Hold On”)

TODAY’S BS REASONS TO PARTY . . .
• “National Man Day”, begun by a pair of Indiana guys in 2008 and popularized via their Facebook Fan Page. (Similar to ‘Stupid Guy Thing Day’, coming up June 22nd.)
NET: http://tinyurl.com/29n557h

• “Nature Photography Day”, saluting a favorite hobby of camera buffs. (Please, show us those 8,200 photos of squirrels again?)

• “Power Of a Smile Day”, recognizing the 2nd-best thing you can do with your lips.

TODAY’S FIRST . . .

1995 [15] Richard Weber of Chelsea, Québec & Russian Mikhail Mlakhov become 1st to ski to the North Pole and back without support teams or outside help

THIS DAY IN SHOW BIZ . . .
2004 [06] Tim Berners-Lee receives the $1.2-million “Millennium Technology Prize” in Helsinki, Finland for creating the World Wide Web

TODAY’S MUSIC EVENT . . .

1956 [54] 15-year-old John Lennon meets 13-year-old Paul McCartney (The Beatles ensue)

TODAY’S RECORD . . .
2004 [06] Detroit Pistons humiliate LA Lakers 100-87 in Game 5 of the NBA Finals for their first title in 14 years (one of the biggest surprises in NBA finals history)

COMING UP . . .

[Wed] Fresh Veggies Day
[Thurs] Songwriters Hall of Fame Awards (NYC)
[Thurs] Recess at Work Day
[Fri] “Jonah Hex”; “Toy Story 3” open in movie theaters
[Sun] Fathers Day
[Sun] MuchMusic Video Awards (Toronto)
This Week Is . . . Meet a Mate Week
This Month Is … Adopt a Shelter Cat Month

BULL’S BITS


BS WAYS TO CELEBRATE ‘NATIONAL MAN DAY’:
• Find Pointy Objects – If it is sharp, dangerous, shiny, and/or pointy, go play with it.
• Enjoy a Short Attention Span – The only thing that you should be doing for longer than 5 minutes is going to the bathroom or watching TV.
• Make Things Explode – Take a chair from your living room, some gas from the garage, and a match. Combine the 3 ingredients. BOOM! Cool.
• Eat Everything – Everything in your fridge, your cupboards, or anywhere else in your house where you can find food … such as that slice of pizza under your bed.
• Punch Everyone In the Arm – Just to say a friendly ‘Hello’.
• Go Hygiene Optional – You have full permission to roll out of bed, throw on that sweatshirt & jeans that are on the floor, and call it good for the day.
• Think About Sex All Day – No matter what else you happen to be doing … driving, working, or eating everything in sight.

BS WHICH IS WHICH?

Have a contestant try to decide which of the following are members of Brazil’s 2010 World Cup soccer team (famous for their one-word nicknames) and which are popular laxatives currently sold in drugstores …
• Maicon [player]
• Allegro [laxative]
• Diocto [laxative]
• Kaka [player]
• Docusate [laxative]
• Robinho [player]
• Elano [player]
• Senna [laxative]
• Grafite [player]
• Gent-L-Kare [laxative]

BS RANDOM JOKE:

I never drink anything stronger than gin before breakfast.

BS WATER COOLER QUESTION:

Today’s Question: The sunnier it is, the more of THIS you are likely to do.
Answer to Give Out Next Show: Shopping. (“Psychology Today”)

BS DEEP THOUGHT:

The grass is always greener on the other side of the fence, but when you get over there you find out it has to be mowed.


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