Tuesday, June 22, 2010         Edition: #4289
Ahhhh, It’s Your Daily Bovine Colonic!

BS SHOW BIZ BUZZ:
Hollywood Chamber of Commerce’s “Walk of Fame” committee has announced the 2011 recipients for sidewalk stars will include the late Buddy Holly, The Go-Go’s, Melissa Etheridge, Rascal Flatts, Slash, and Will I Am of Black Eyed Peas (specific dates will be announced later) . . . Hollywoodlife.com reports as many as 3 “Glee” movies could be on the way and all the show’s stars are signed up (likely in the fine print of their original TV contract) . . . Rumors that 20-year-old “Twilight Saga” star Kristen Stewart is taking over for Angelina Jolie in a “Wanted” movie sequel continue to swirl (soon she’ll be signed for every movie in development) . . . A rep for late author JD Salinger’s publishing company has denied reports that his classic novel “The Catcher In the Rye” is finally being made into a movie (they’re actually honoring his refusal to ever sell the rights) . . . Amanda Bynes (“Hairspray” and, most recently, “Hairspray”) has announced she’s retiring from acting – at the ripe age of 24 – because she doesn’t find it ‘fun’ anymore (it’s just a job, hon’) . . . Miley Cyrus tells MTV News she avoids negative reports about her by having her team filter all the media she sees (she’s the girl in a bubble) . . . And legal guardian Katherine Jackson has announced that Michael Jackson’s 3 children, Prince Michael (13), Paris (12), and Prince Michael II (8) will go to school in September for the first time ever – so they can make friends (yeah, these freaks are gonna be real popular in the schoolyard).

TODAY’S SHOW BIZ SKED:
• “The Big Four Live” – Tonight’s Sofia, Bulgaria “Sonisphere Festival” concert featuring thrash metal bands Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth, and Anthrax is being beamed via satellite to some 800 movie theaters around-the-world in HD. The event gets an encore screening on Thursday.
NET: http://www.thebigfourlive.com
• “Ellen DeGeneres Show” (syndicated/A Channel) – Cyndi Lauper (“Memphis Blues”).
• “Jimmy Kimmel Live” (ABC/CityTV) – Taio Cruz (“Rokstarr”).
• “Last Call With Carson Daly” (NBC) – RJD2 (“The Colossus”).
• “Late Night With Jimmy Fallon” (NBC/A Channel) – Herbie Hancock (“The Imagine Project”).
• “Late Show With David Letterman” (CBS) – Trombone Shorty & Orleans Ave (“Backatown”).
• “Nashville Rising: A Benefit Concert for Flood Recovery” (Nashville TN) – Tim McGraw & Faith Hill spearhead this disaster benefit at Bridgestone Arena which features a slew of country stars, including Blake Shelton, Brooks & Dunn, Carrie Underwood, Jason Aldean, Martina McBride, Miranda Lambert, Taylor Swift, and Toby Keith.
NET: http://www.nashvillerising.org
• “Tonight Show With Jay Leno” (NBC/A Channel) – Robert Randolph & The Family Band (“Colorblind”).

BS MUSIC NOTES:

• Blink 182 – Today Fuse music TV network holds a press conference in NYC to announce Mark Hoppus will host a new weekly show that will provide a humorous spin on a wide range of topics in the world of music.
• Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band – Today the “London Calling: Live In Hyde Park” concert film is released on Blu-Ray and DVD. The almost-3-hour performance features 26 tracks recorded at the “Hard Rock Calling Festival” June 28, 2009.
• George Strait – He usually limits touring to a few weekends in January and February, but has extended his shows with Reba McEntire and Lee Ann Womack with 11 dates this Fall.
• Hole – Tonight Courtney Love and company kick off a tour in Philadelphia PA in support of the new album “Nobody’s Daughter”.
• Lil Wayne – He’s pled guilty to 1 count of possession of a dangerous drug relating to a 2008 incident in Arizona in return for a sentence of 36 months probation. It begins after he’s released from NY’s Rikers Island prison where he’s doing 12 months on an illegal weapons charge.
• Rolling Stones – Today the “Rolling Stones In Exile” DVD is released, an hour-long documentary detailing the making of their landmark 1972 album “Exile on Main Street”.

WORLD’S BEST JOB?

There’s a unique new job opportunity opening up in China … being a white guy. Apparently, it’s beneficial in the eyes of some Chinese businessmen to have a Caucasian standing around looking important. So that’s what some are being paid to do. Basically, you put on a suit, shake some hands, and make some money. Recruiting fake businessmen is one way to create the image of connection that Chinese companies crave. Masquerading as a fake businessman can be a lucrative gig for expatriates looking for work. (Almost as fulfilling as modeling.)
– TheAtlantic.com

TOUGH TALK:

University of California researchers have discovered we can sense the physical strength of a man by listening to a short clip of his voice. It’s thought the ability is a hangover from a time when it was a matter of life and death to make a quick assessment of someone’s physical prowess. It’s a more complex skill than just noting how deep or loud the voice is, as the way tough men talk varies from individual-to-individual. Study participants were able to accurately assess strength in male voices from all over the world. Interestingly, this innate ability only seems to apply to the voices of men. (You can tell women are strong … because they are.)
– “Daily Telegraph”

TRAVEL SECRETS OF VETERAN GLOBETROTTERS:

• The ‘ABC islands’ of the Caribbean (Aruba, Bonaire, Curacao) lie outside the path that hurricanes have been following for hundreds of years. That makes them a safer alternative.
• Check out itasoftware.com, a website used by travel agents, travel websites, and airlines. While you can’t book your tickets through this site, it does offer lots of other insider info.
• Many travel websites install ‘cookies’ on your computer when you visit that will ID you if you come back. Sometimes this info is used to increase prices if you repeatedly run the same searches for airlines or hotels. If you want the best deal, toss your ‘cookies’ or turn them off.
• Forget traveler’s checks, these days the most economical way to manage money in a foreign country will probably be withdrawing currency from local ATMs. Ask about fees ahead of time.
• All cruise lines have loyalty programs and the more you vacation with one company, the better the perks will get.
• Airlines don’t exactly promote this fact, but it’s possible to book a business-class or first-class ticket for the same price as a regular (not discount) coach seat. They’re called Q-up, Y-up, or Z-up fares, and they all amount to first class upgrades of coach fares.
• Sometimes you’ll get a cheaper rate by booking airline seats individually, because single seats can easily go unsold … especially middle seats in the back of the plane.
– Condensed from “Reader’s Digest”

RETURN OF THE SST:

A $20-million-plus roll-out plan is underway to bring the SST supersonic jet back. The retired ‘Rolls Royce Of the Skies’ – which had a record average cruise speed of Mach 2 – could be revived for ‘heritage flights’ just in time for the 2012 Olympics in London. A 4-month trial related to the Air France Concorde crash that killed 100 passengers and 9 crew members in 2000 ended days ago and now a British-French team is conducting tests at the Le Bourget Air & Space Museum in France to get the world’s first supersonic passenger plane back in the air. (Why would it be safe now … air-bags?)
– DailyTech.com

THE QUIET LIFE:

Garret Keizer writes in his book, “The Unwanted Sound of Everything We Want: A Book About Noise”, that you can judge a person’s clout – his or her social and political standing – by witnessing how much racket he or she must regularly endure. Those who lack silence in their lives tend to be the politically weak, whether the poor (investment bankers don’t live near runways) or laborers or soldiers or prisoners. In creating noise that others must live with, we display our contempt for those weaker than ourselves. Hear us roar … eat our exhaust! (Exception: Queen Elizabeth’s Windsor Castle is directly in the landing path for Heathrow.)
– “New York Times”

DATING MISTAKES THAT COULD BE KEEPING YOU SINGLE:
• Not letting go of the day’s frustrations before a date.
• Talking about the age by which you’d like to be married and having kids.
• Always mentioning singlehood as being a problem.
• Watching too many ‘chick flicks’ that paint a vision of love that isn’t realistic.
• Always going out in a huge group.
• Over-romanticizing your ‘perfect type’.
• Focusing too much on telling your date what you think he/she wants to hear.
– Condensed from “Glamour”

FOR THE RECORD:
Guinness World Records has confirmed Roger Menees of Anna, Illinois has set a new world record for the lowest note ever sung by a human. The bus driver for gospel and rock musicians managed the feat in his recording studio, hitting 0.393 hertz – a very low F-sharp. The previous record was 0.797 hertz. Menees says he can do better and will probably make another attempt if his record is beaten. Hear it here (the best part is about 1:02 into the clip) …
NET: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tvqKOIoh-XY
– Neatorma.com

BS AMAZING FACT:
22% of the total hours spent online are now devoted to social networking.
– Penn-Olson.com

BS CHRONOMETER 06.22.10


TODAY’S CELEBIRTHDAYS . . .
1949 [61] Meryl (Mary Louise) Streep, Summit NJ, movie actress (“Julie & Julia”, “The Devil Wears Prada”)/16 Academy Award nominations & 2 Oscars (“Sophie’s Choice”, “Kramer vs Kramer”)/record 7 Golden Globe Awards

1953 [57] Cyndi Lauper, Ozone Park NY, oldies singer (“Time After Time”, “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun”)/human rights advocate (“True Colors Tour”)

1964 [46] Dan Brown, Exeter NH, really rich author (“Angels & Demons”, “The Da Vinci Code”, which sold over 60 million copies worldwide)

1964 [46] Amy Brenneman, New London CT, TV actress (‘Dr Violet Turner’ on “Private Practice” since 2007, “Judging Amy” 1999-2005)

1973 [37] Carson Daly, Santa Monica CA, TV host (NBC-TV’s “Last Call With Carson Daly” since 2002, MTV’s “Total Request Live” 1998-2003)

TODAY’S BS REASONS TO PARTY . . .
• “Columnists Day”, celebrating both local and nationally syndicated newspaper columnists.

• “Mirthday”, a day to celebrate individualism and appreciate your own uniqueness. This is the day to make choices that are for your own good. It’s also a good excuse for a ‘Mirthday Party’ … although it kinda sounds like a speech impediment.

• “Stupid Guy Thing Day”. Women are always talking about it (“Oh that’s just another stupid guy thing …”), so here’s the day to commemorate it! Women everywhere are encouraged to make a list of ‘Stupid Guy Things’ and pass it on.

THIS DAY IN SHOW BIZ . . .

1984 [26] “The Karate Kid”, starring Ralph Macchio & Pat Morita, opens in movie theaters

2000 [10] ABC-TV announces comedian Dennis Miller is joining the play-by-play team on “Monday Night Football” (an ill-advised experiment that doesn’t last long)

TODAY’S FIRST . . .

2002 [08] Spaniard Alvaro de Marichalar becomes the first to cross the Atlantic Ocean by jet ski (12 hours per day on water, sleeping on a support boat), landing at Miami Beach FL 4 months after setting off from Rome, Italy

2009 [01] After 74 years, the Eastman Kodak Company announces it will discontinue making Kodachrome film

TODAY’S RECORD . . .
1980 [30] Jim King begins riding the Miracle Strip Amusement Park roller coaster in Panama City Beach FL for a record 368 hours (over 15 days!)

COMING UP . . .
[Wed] Let It Go Day
[Wed] Public Service Day
[Wed] “Knight & Day” opens in movie theaters
[Thurs] Celebration Of the Senses
[Thurs] International Fairy Day
[Fri] Take Your Dog To Work Day
[Fri] “Grown Ups” opens in movie theaters
This Week Is … Camping Week
This Month Is … Great Outdoors Month

BULL’S BITS


BS SFX THEATER:
You tell the story line by line, while a listener on the phone or a studio guest provides the SFX as best they can. Today’s story is called “The World Cup Game” …
It’s another exciting day at the World Cup as the fans go wild (SFX). First we hear the anthem of World Cup host country South Africa (SFX). And now the anthem of challenger France (SFX). Then the referee blows his whistle (SFX) and the fans go wild (SFX). The yellow & green guy kicks the ball to the other yellow & green guy who is tripped by a blue & white guy, which really upsets the fans (SFX). The yellow & green guy gets a penalty kick and scores! The fans go wild (SFX)! Wait a minute! The goal is being reversed because the yellow & green guy illegally used a prosthetic leg! The fans go wild (SFX)! The sound of vuvuzela horns reaches a crescendo (SFX)! The French fans begin singing their team song (SFX) as time winds down and the referee blows his whistle (SFX) ending the game. The fans go wild (SFX) as yet another truly exciting World Cup match ends nil-to-nil.

BS OXYMORONS:
How can these 2 words ever appear together?
• Act Naturally
• Found Missing
• Almost Exactly
• Small Crowd
• Business Ethics
• Soft Rock
• Recorded Live
• Pretty Ugly
• Working Vacation
• Microsoft Works

BS PHONE STARTER:
Which ‘must-see movie’ should every parent watch with their kids? CinemaBlend.com picks …
“Honey, I Shrunk the Kids” (1989)
“How to Train Your Dragon” (2010)
“The Incredibles” (2004)
“Kung Fu Panda” (2008)
“The Love Bug” (1968)
“Mary Poppins” (1964)
“The Muppet Movie” (1979)
“Old Yeller” (1957)
“The Parent Trap” (1961)
“The Shaggy Dog” (1959)
“Swiss Family Robinson” (1960)
“Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory” (1971)
And the entire Disney traditional animation catalogue. (Should “Toy Story 3” be on the list?)

BS RANDOM JOKE:

Summertime and the livin’ is easy … if you’ve got a kid to mow your lawn.

BS WATER COOLER QUESTION:

Today’s Question: Men who have THIS are perceived to be more dominant.
Answer to Give Out Next Show: Brown eyes.

BS DEEP THOUGHT:
If you’re not rejected at least 3 times a week, you’re not really trying.


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