Thursday, June 27, 2019 – Edition: #6482
More From the Sheethouse!
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There’ll be no “BS” service for Monday July 1 to observe the Canada Day holiday. All subscribers will receive credit for the missed service day. The Bull Sheet will resume publication on Tuesday, July 2.
BS SHOW BIZ BUZZ:
★ With the 2019 box office approaching the halfway point, one thing is clear: It’s Disney’s world (no pun intended) and the rest of the film industry is just living in it. After grossing over $3 billion in 2018 — the second time in three years it has done so — Disney entered 2019 with a row of franchise titles that have paid off as expected. While the studio still suffered a misstep with “Dumbo,” Disney dominated the theatrical market with four films: “Captain Marvel,” “Aladdin,” the recently released “Toy Story 4,” and the big one, “Avengers: Endgame.” The studio has brought in over $1.7 billion at the domestic box office so far this year, which is more than double the number two studio.
★ Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul have sparked rumors that a “Breaking Bad” reunion is on the way. Via a series of cryptic tweets, the two posted identical images of “drug mules” (literally a picture of two mules) on Twitter, which immediately sparked speculation that a reunion was happening – something the two have spoken about previously. The two also captioned their tweets “soon”. The hit TV series ran for five seasons, premiering in 2008 and reaching its finale in 2013. A successful spin-off series, “Better Call Saul”, began in 2015.
★ After being placed in a medically induced coma amid her ongoing battle with lung cancer, “Dog the Bounty Hunter” star Beth Chapman is “not expected to recover,” according to family sources. It is being reported that just days after being rushed to Queen’s Medical Center in Honolulu, Hawaii following a “choking incident,” Chapman’s family, including her mother who lives in the mainland United States, are gathering at her bedside to say their goodbyes as they are “preparing for the worst.”
★ Amanda Bynes is officially a graduate of the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising in Los Angeles. The retired actress took to Twitter to share a rare photo of herself and one of her male classmates at the ceremony. She enrolled at the school in early 2014 and received her Associate of Arts degree in merchandise product development in 2018. She started working toward her bachelor’s degree in January.
TODAY’S SHOW BIZ SKED:
• “Jimmy Kimmel Live” (ABC/Global): Miles Teller, Ayesha Curry, Hollywood Vampires (R)
• “The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon” (NBC/CTV): Nicki Minaj, Phoebe Robinson, Julia Michaels
• “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” (CBS/Global): Gov. Chris Christie, Carly Zakin & Danielle Weisberg
• “Late Night with Seth Meyers” (NBC/CTV): Kate McKinnon, Rep. Pramila Jayapal, Jon Wurster
• “The Late Late Show with James Corden” (CBS/CTV): Pamela Adlon, David Harbour, Wallows (R)
• “Conan” (TBS): Isaac Hempstead Wright (R)
• “Watch What Happens Live” (Bravo): Chrissy Teigen
• “The View” (ABC/CTV): Mike Epps
• “The Talk” (CBS): Raven Symoné
• “Live with Kelly and Ryan” (ABC/CTV): Seth Rogen, Justin Hartley, Miss USA Cheslie Kryst, Jess Glynne
• “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” (NBC/CTV): The funniest men from Season 16, including David Letterman, Kenan Thompson, Sean Hayes, Adam Sandler, David Spade
• “Lip Sync Battle” (PARAMOUNT): Season 5 finale
• “Life In Pieces” (CBS): Season 4 finale
BS MUSIC NOTES:
• (***Caution***) Lana Del Rey – revealed on Instagram that her sixth album “Norman F-ing Rockwell” will be coming out “in two months”. She’s been teasing song lyrics and poetry entries seemingly related to the album over the past few months.
• Iggy Azalea — has defended the blood-spattered cover for her new album “In My Defense”, after many of her fans labelled it “sickening”. The controversial artwork shows her slumped against a car, apparently dead, with blood behind her head, as if she has been shot. She responded with a tweet saying that “It’s a statement about women not having the ability to defend themselves under public gaze, not rebirth.” The album comes out July 19.
• Snow Patrol — have been forced to cancel tomorrow’s performance at Glastonbury Festival 2019 because Johnny McDaid – who plays piano and guitar – needs to have ”immediate surgery” on his neck. The Charlatans will replace them.
• Elton John — has written a new song for the soundtrack of Disney’s “The Lion King” revamp. ‘Never Too Late’ was revealed on Monday when the tracklisting for the album was unveiled. It also features John’s beloved songs ‘I Just Can’t Wait to Be King’, ‘Circle of Life’, and ‘Can You Feel the Love Tonight’, from the original film.
• Joe Walsh – The Eagles’ guitarist is collaborating with AC/DC singer Brian Johnson on a new project. Walsh took to his Instagram to post a photo of the pair with the caption: “Great day making music with my old pal Brian today in London. We nailed it! Love ya man!” Fans have speculated that they were recording the impromptu song they created when Walsh appeared in an episode of Johnson’s TV series “A Life On The Road” earlier this year.
• R.E.M. – singer Michael Stipe is working on his first solo project. He says it’s the first new music he’s written since the group broke up eight years ago. Stipe says that for the first five years, he took “a clean break from music”, but “Now I’m writing, composing and recording all by myself and for the first time.” He says he has 18 songs ready to go.
• Frank Zappa – Get set for The Frank Zappa Coloring Book, a collection of interactive illustrations based around his life and work. Authorized by the Zappa estate, the book will feature 72 new pieces of artwork ready for coloring, complete with references, in-jokes and Easter eggs for Zappa enthusiasts. It comes out Nov. 5.
• Jake Owen — Following a recent concert in Sioux City, Iowa, he surprised a lucky couple on their wedding day. Owen dropped by newlyweds Alyssa and Brett Lorenz’s reception venue after a member of the wedding party messaged him on Twitter. According to the groomsman who arranged it, Owen is a “Super great dude” who had a beer with the wedding party and chatted with the couple while he was there.
• Dixie Chicks — singer Natalie Maines has been ordered by a judge to cut another check to her estranged husband, Adrian Pasdar, in their ongoing divorce battle. She must pay Pasdar $150,000 for legal fees on top of the $200,000 he was awarded in April. Maines filed for divorce from Pasdar in 2017 following 17 years of marriage. They share two kids.
A Harvard study has found that a diet consisting of a lot of junk food can cause permanent damage to sperm. Researchers studied nearly 3,000 men ages 18-20 and found that vegetarians and those with diets rich in fruits, veggies, chicken and fish had higher sperm counts than those who ate a “Western diet” consisting of a lot of processed meats and junk food. The researchers believe that processed foods damage the health of sperm-producing cells. And although eating better can improve sperm health over time, those sperm-producing cells can’t be recovered, meaning that if your diet improves later in life, you may have already done irreversible damage to your sperm production.
(Is junior eating with the pizza box on his lap ?)
(As a parent, now I’m a bit mixed up on whether I should try to get my teenager to eat a healthy diet or not…)
(I guess that’s just one more in the long list of reasons why I never got anyone pregnant in college!)
Puppy dog eyes. You know exactly what I mean. It’s when you are enjoying that ice cream treat or steak dinner and your best four-legged friend looks at you with that pleading look in his eyes that makes it impossible for you to enjoy your food any longer unless you share. It’s almost hypnotic. And it’s no accident. Duquesne University professor Anne Burrows conducted a study into “that look” and she says it is something that our pets have developed and perfected over thousands of years. And yes, it’s a manipulative move, but it’s also a survival mechanism. And not just to get treats. People tend to adopt dogs that make this facial expression more often than dogs that don’t. So, that look is something that is important to people and something that works for dogs. She says that her study determined that the pitiful, pleading look is all about the muscles in the eyebrow area. If you look in the mirror and make a worried face, you can see that area on yourself. And almost all the dogs in the study had those muscles, but none of the wolves studied did. That means that either dogs developed “puppy dog eyes” over time, or we as humans bred it into our pets by consistently selecting dogs with this trait to be our pets.
(I know my puppy is manipulating me, but I give her what she wants anyway. I mean…LOOK at her!)
(It’s funny, my teenager says his girlfriend has the exact same look, but what she wants is much shinier!)
(Did they also develop “puppy dog fumes” for when they just want to be left alone?)
FROM THE BS POLL VAULT:
A statistical look at who we are and the things we do …
• 68% of men have kept their baseball glove as a memento of their childhood.
• 66% of women say going to work without makeup would be more stressful than a job interview or a first date.
• 40% of females take a friend along when they’re getting a tattoo.
• 25% of men admit they have stolen lip balm from their partner.
• 20% of parents privately regret what they named their kids.
• 10% of women blow-dry their hair before jumping on the scales, to feel like they weigh less.
DID YOU KNOW?
Men with a ski-slope shaped nose are judged as more attractive and successful. Stanhope researchers asked more than 500 people to rate a number of different male noses for a number of different qualities, and the ski-slope nose shape was judged to be most attractive, but also most feminine. Noses featuring a hump were associated with being the “least intelligent” and with having the “least leadership ability.”
BS CHRONOMETER 06.27.19
TODAY’S CELEBIRTHDAYS . . .
1949  Vera Wang, New York City, NY, fashion designer (Recognized for her haute couture wedding gown designs and for her relationships with celebrities)
1966  JJ (Jeffrey Jacob) Abrams, NYC, movie producer-director (“Star Wars: The Force Awakens”, “Mission: Impossible” films) TV show creator (“Felicity”, “Lost”) COMING UP…”Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker”, 2019
1975  Tobey Maguire, Santa Monica CA, movie actor (“The Great Gatsby”, “Spider-Man” films)
1984  Khloé Kardashian, LA CA, reality TV personality (“Keeping Up With the Kardashians” since 2007)/sister of Kourtney, Kim, and Rob Kardashian
1986  Sam Claflin, Ipswich UK, movie actor (‘Finnick Odair’ in “Hunger Games” films, “Pirates Of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides”) COMING UP…”Charlie’s Angels”, 2019
1996  Lauren Jauregui, Miami FL, pop singer (Fifth Harmony-‘Work From Home’, ‘Worth It’)
1999  Chandler Riggs, Atlanta GA, TV actor (‘Carl Grimes’ on “The Walking Dead” 2010-18) COMING UP…”Inherit the Viper”, 2019
TODAY’S BS REASONS TO PARTY . . .
• “Canadian Multiculturalism Day”, an opportunity to celebrate the country’s diversity and to appreciate contributions of various multicultural groups and communities to Canadian society.
• “Decide to Be Married Day”, focusing on the joys of the ball-and-chain. (Please note: This is not a decision that one can make independently). [***Ask listeners for advantages to being married that you rarely hear about***]
• “Pineapple Day”, whether you’re eating a pineapple upside down cake or sipping a piña colada, be sure to celebrate with pineapples in some way! (Fun Fact: Pineapples were such a status symbol in 18th century England that you could rent one for the evening to take to a party.)
• “Sunglasses Day”, the 77th anniversary of the 1942 debut of ‘Ray-Ban Sunglasses’. Shades are a 20th-century phenomenon. In the 1930s, the U.S. military commissioned glasses that would protect pilots from sun glare. But they didn’t become a real fad until the 1960s when an ad campaign asked, “Who’s behind those Foster Grants?”
• “HIV Testing Day”, an annual campaign by the National Association of People with AIDS to encourage at-risk individuals to receive voluntary HIV counseling and testing.
• “Industrial Workers Of the World Day”, to draw attention to workers in manufacturing and their importance in producing the goods that we consume and rely on. (Thank-you, China.)
• “PTSD Awareness Day”, to bring greater awareness to the issue of post-traumatic stress disorder.
• “Helen Keller Day”, born on this date in 1880, she was an American author, political activist, and lecturer. She was the first deaf-blind person to earn a Bachelor of Arts degree. The story of Keller and her teacher, Anne Sullivan, was made famous by Keller’s autobiography, “The Story of My Life”, and its adaptations for film and stage, “The Miracle Worker”. (***See ‘BS Deep Thought’, below***)
COMING UP . . .
[Fri] Drive Your Corvette to Work Day
[Fri] Food Truck Day
[Sat] Bartender and Mixologist Day
[Sat] National Camera Day
THIS DAY IN SHOW BIZ . . .
2017  Tennis star Serena Williams poses pregnant and nude for the cover of “Vanity Fair”
TODAY’S MUSIC EVENTS . . .
2002  Bassist John Entwistle of The Who dies in Las Vegas NV at age 57 of a heart attack induced by cocaine
2015  Chris Squire, English bass guitarist, and songwriter for the rock group Yes, dies of leukemia at age 67 in Phoenix AZ
TODAY’S FIRSTS . . .
2008  Bill Gates steps down as Chairman of Microsoft Corporation to focus full-time on charity work.
2017  Mark Zuckerberg announces Facebook has reached 2 billion monthly users (Now 2.4 billion)
TODAY’S RECORD . . .
2005  At age 46, Julio Franco of the Atlanta Braves becomes ‘Oldest MLB Player to Hit a Grand Slam’ (vs Florida Marlins)
BS WHACK FACTS:
✓ The hair of an adult can stretch 25 percent of its length without breaking.
✓ The game “Pokemon Go” earned an estimated US$200 million in its first month.
✓ There is a Guinness World Record for ‘most matchsticks extinguished with the tongue’.
✓ It’s scientific fact that chicken noodle soup helps relieve symptoms of the common cold.
✓ The green falling code in “The Matrix” movie is just loads of sushi recipes.
✓ The Brazilian wax was invented in New York.
BS CANADIAN TRASH-TALKING:
• “My Mom’s Nanaimo bars are better than your mother’s Nanaimo bars!”
• “You not as sorry as I am!”
• “You want a piece of this? Here you go, you’re welcome.”
• “Don’t do something you’ll regretzky.”
• “You might think you’ve got it all, but you’ve got Nunavut!”
• “You probably put your BBQ away in winter.”
• “Your poutine cheese doesn’t squeak.”
• (***Caution***) “I’d kick your ass, but you’d just go to the hospital and be treated for free.”
• “Don’t let the door hit you on the way out. I’ve been meaning to fix that…”
• “Not only do I think you use Aunt Jemima on your pancakes, I think you PREFER it!”
• As Kiefer Sutherland said this month: “You’re just lucky my mom isn’t on Twitter”
• (***Caution***) “Eh-hole.”
• Whatever you say, you’re required to say it in both English and French…
Best of BS . . .
BS BAD TIMES TO FALL ASLEEP:
• After telling her to calm down.
• After Netflix, before chill….
• When someone asks who stole their Ambien.
• Right after making Freddy Krueger mad.
• Right after your Mom yells “Are you up?”
• During the big, “two chainsaws and a live grenade” finale of your juggling act.
• Before you go-go, ’cause I’m not planning on going solo.
• During sex, apparently.
• In the middle of a….Zzzzzzzz……
-Twitter, first published in ‘BS’ in 2018
BS RANDOM JOKE:
I have a Polish friend who’s a sound engineer, and I have a Czech one, too. A Czech one too.
BS PHONE STARTER:
What now-defunct store do you miss most?
BS WATER COOLER QUESTION:
Question: 40% of people say they do THIS several times a night. What is it?
Answer: Flip the pillow to the cool side
BS DEEP THOUGHT:
I would rather walk with a friend in the dark, than alone in the light. – Helen Keller