Monday, June 13, 2016 – Edition: #5751

Tomorrow’s Show Prep Today!

BS SHOW BIZ BUZZ:
★ Amber Heard has reportedly rejected spousal support from estranged husband Johnny Depp because it would require a mutual restraining order. The deal is said to be worth $50,000 a month for 8 months, but the agreement would allow him to gain a restraining order against her. Sources close to the actress say she would, quote, “Never agree to be the subject of a restraining order when she isn’t the one who committed violence.” Amber was granted a domestic abuse restraining order against Johnny on May 27th after attending court with a bruised face.
– TMZ.com
★ A gunman who shot and killed Christina Grimmie, a singer who rose to fame after appearing on NBC-TV’s “The Voice”, traveled to Orlando from another Florida city specifically to attack her and then fatally shot himself, authorities said Saturday. Orlando Police identified the suspect as a 27-year-old white male who didn’t appear to know Grimmie personally. She was shot to death while doing a meet-and-greet after her concert Friday night. She died early Saturday. The 22-year-old from New Jersey finished 3rd on “The Voice” in 2014.
– AP
★ And live barn owls have been dropped from the “Harry Potter & The Cursed Child” play in London after … one flew into the audience. It was supposed to fly across the stage to the wings, but instead flew at theater patrons before being corralled backstage. As a result, producers have posted signs outside the Palace Theatre informing guests “no real birds” are being used in the production. PETA is particularly happy about the decision to stop “treating owls like props”. The stage production is currently in previews; it officially opens July 30th.
– “E! News”

TODAY’S SHOW BIZ SKED:
• “Jimmy Kimmel Live” (ABC/CityTV) – Fitz & The Tantrums (“Fitz & The Tantrums”).
• “Last Call With Carson Daly” (NBC) – The Coathangers (“Nosebleed Weekend”). Rerun.
• “Late Late Show With James Corden” (CBS/M3) – Red Hot Chili Peppers (“The Getaway”, out Friday).
• “Late Night With Seth Meyers” (NBC/CTV) – The Cult drummer John Tempesta; Icelandic indie band Kaleo (“A/B”).
• “Late Show With Stephen Colbert” (CBS/Global) – Aesop Rock (“The Impossible Kid”).
• “Live With Kelly” (syndicated/CTV) – Frankie Ballard (“El Rio”).
• “So You Think You Can Dance” (FOX/CTV) – Hopefuls perform for the judges.
• “Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” (NBC/CTV2) – Nick Jonas (“Last Year Was Complicated”).

BS MUSIC NOTES:
• Adele – She’s done some pretty odd things during concerts. At her show in Paris, France on Friday night, however, she pulled perhaps her most Adele-ish stunt ever … playing the France v Romania Euro Cup soccer game on the bigscreen in the background during her show.
• Eric Clapton – The iconic guitarist is now struggling to play due to damage to his nervous system. The 71-year-old tells “Classic Rock” magazine it started with lower back pain, and turned into peripheral neuropathy … which feels like electric shocks going down the limbs.
• Jason Derulo – The 26-year-old has invested in and will become the face of luxury men’s streetwear label LVL XIII. He says his love for fashion – in particular footwear – has prompted him to team up with independent designer Antonio Brown. The line is relaunching next month.
• Luke Bryan – He’s embarking on another rural farm tour this October, his 8th annual. The “Bayer Presents Luke Bryan Farm Tour 2016″ runs October 5th-15th, beginning in Gaston SC.
• Rod Stewart – The 71-year-old has just received a knighthood in the annual Queen’s Birthday Honours list, awarded for his services to music and to charity.
• The Who – 72-year-old frontman Roger Daltrey is condemning a proposed sequel to the 1979 cult film “Quadrophenia”, which was inspired by The Who’s 1973 rock opera. Daltrey says the movie was “unique” and the band hasn’t given the followup project its blessing.
• ZAYN – He finally pulled out of Saturday’s “Capital FM Summertime Ball” in London 2 hours after he was due on stage. He explains on Twitter: “Unfortunately my anxiety that has haunted me throughout the last few months around live performances has gotten the better of me.”

MUSEUM OF BROKEN RELATIONSHIPS:
The new Museum of Broken Relationships in Los Angeles is an exhibition of heartbreak that showcases leftover objects sifted from the wreckage of splits-ups. Each has been submitted by a real person who’s broken up with or lost a loved one. Exhibits are displayed alongside a note explaining their significance. For instance: an axe someone used to smash an ex’s furniture; a no-longer-wanted wedding dress; a teddy bear declaring “I Love You”; and special underwear that’s especially not wanted any more. The museum is the brainchild of Croatian artists Olinka Vištica & Dražen Grubišić, who themselves broke up but decided to celebrate the evidence of their relationship rather than throw it away. (Not featured in the exhibition: bodily fluids.)
– Metro.co.uk

IT’S A SMASH:
Actual adults are now celebrating their birthdays by … smashing cakes with their faces. Yup, the hot new way to celebrate turning 30 is a ‘Cake Smash Party’, at which a professional photographer documents the precise moment when you plant your kisser in the cake. It’s expected you’ll dress up in a fancy outfit (usually involving some kind of tutu). It’s thought the appeal of cake-smash photoshoots is that they are sort of a last hurrah, one more chance to do something childish before the bill-paying and boring stuff sets in. (So apparently adulthood now begins at 30).
– “Washington Post”

LESSER-KNOWN DRIVING DISTRACTIONS:
Drivers using hands-free phones can become just as distracted as those using handsets, a study suggests. But even when drivers aren’t on the phone there are plenty of things that can ruin their concentration. Such as …
✓ Adult Passengers – 18+ adults are a distraction for 23% of drivers, compared to 13% who say the same of children.
✓ Eye Candy – A recent poll in Australia finds that 59% of male drivers are distracted by ‘good-looking women’. 15% of women report the same reaction to attractive men.
✓ Grooming – It’s not uncommon to see drivers applying make-up, brushing hair, even male drivers shaving.
✓ Spiders – Whether or not you’re arachnophobic, you need to stop the car and deal with the issue if it becomes a distraction.
✓ Upset – Accident risk increases 10-fold when a driver is angry, crying, or otherwise emotionally agitated.
– “BBC News Magazine”

HERE’S THE SKINNY:
The Amrita restaurant is about to open in Tokyo, offering an entirely organic menu you can enjoy while in an organic clothes-free state. That’s right , you can eat fancy food with your pants off. But Japan’s first naked restaurant has a few rules. For one thing, you’ll need to wear little paper underwear. Oh … and they’ll only let you in if you’re young and slim. Diners who don’t appear to be of ‘average body weight’ are weighed at the door to ensure they’re fit enough to get in. Also barred from entry is anyone over age 60. Patrons must also check their phones, and refrain from speaking or touching other customers. However, the restaurant does promise ‘men with the world’s most beautiful bodies’ as waiters, and male dancers in G-strings. (Would you want to dine while viewing hairy backs?)
– RocketNews24.com

IT’S FOR THE ENVIRONMENT, DEAR:
This is why you should pee in the shower. It could save the world by conserving water. A new report claims flushing the toilet accounts for around 27% of North American water usage, with each standard toilet using 7 liters per flush (2 gallons), and older toilets up to 31 liters (8 gallons). The average adult flushes around 7 times per day. So that’s 49 liters (14 gallons) daily or 17,000 liters (almost 4,500 gallons) of water per person per year. If you pee in the shower, thereby replacing 1 flush, you’ll save 2,555 liters (675 gallons) of water annually. Oh, and for anyone wailing about how gross it is to pee in the plughole, be reassured that urine – while not sterile – is definitely not toxic. (This the hot button issue of our time: to pee or not to pee?)
– MIC.com

RICH & FAMOUS FOLK WHO WERE ONCE HOMELESS:
• ‘Dr’ Phil McGraw – Spent a big part of his childhood living with his father in their car or staying at YMCAs when circumstances allowed it.
• Jim Carrey – After his father lost his job, the family moved into their van until he could find another.
• Sylvester Stallone – As a young man he spent about 3 weeks sleeping at the NYC Port Authority bus station.
• Steve Jobs – He didn’t have a dorm room as a student and had to sleep on the floor in friends’ rooms.
• Jennifer Lopez – For a time she slept on a sofa in her dance studio because her mom didn’t agree with her career choice.
• David Letterman – He used his 1973 Chevy pickup as his home while looking for work when he first arrived in Los Angeles.
• Daniel Craig – The ’007′ actor slept on park benches while first trying to make it in show biz.
• Steve Harvey – In the late ’80s he was sleeping in motels or in his 1976 Ford Tempo, depending on his daily budget.
• Hillary Swank – Back in the early ’90s when she and her mother moved to Los Angeles and before Hillary started her acting career, they had to sleep in the car.
• Kelly Clarkson – Before she auditioned for “American Idol”, she was unemployed and broke and had to live in her car or at shelters.
– Adapted from List25.com

BS AMAZING ANIMAL FACTS:
• Electric eels can leap out of the water to shock their prey.
– “New York Times”
• When a new male takes over a pride of lions he kills all of the cubs because they weren’t his.
– “Mental Floss”
• A pig and a kangaroo are capable of forming an ‘intimate’ relationship.
– BBC Science
• Even after a grizzly bear leaves her mother, she’ll set up her home range close to her mom’s territory.
– BuzzFeed.com

BS CHRONOMETER 06.13.16

TODAY’S CELEBIRTHDAYS . . .
1953 [63] Tim Allen (Dick), Denver CO, TV actor (‘Mike Baxter’ on “Last Man Standing” since 2011, “Home Improvement” 1991-99)/movie actor (“Toy Story” films, “Santa Clause” movies)

1970 [46] Rivers Cuomo, Yogaville CT, alt-rock singer-guitarist (Weezer-”Pork & Beans”, “Beverly Hills”)

1981 [35] Chris Evans, Boston MA, movie actor (“Captain America” films, “Avengers” films)

1986 [30] Kat Dennings, Philadelphia PA, TV actress (‘Max Black’ on “2 Broke Girls” since 2011)

1986 [30] Mary-Kate & Ashley Olsen, Sherman Oaks CA, twins who co-run a billion-dollar consumer-goods company/former actresses (“Full House” 1987-95)

TODAY’S BS REASONS TO PARTY . . .
• “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.
NET: http://tinyurl.com/6ttlxts

• “Weed Your Garden Day” … or maybe you could just start referring to it as a ‘wildflower display’?

THIS DAY IN SHOW BIZ . . .
2005 [11] After a sensational 16-week trial in Los Angeles, Michael Jackson is found innocent of child molestation charges

2015 [01] Queen Elizabeth II officially celebrates her 89th birthday with a Trooping the Color ceremony and knights actor Kevin Spacey and singer Van Morrison as part of the celebration

TODAY’S MUSIC EVENTS . . .
2003 [13] Arctic Monkeys made their live debut at The Grapes pub in Sheffield, England and receive a total of £27 (about $40) from ticket sales for the show

2006 [10] Heather Mills, ex-model and estranged wife of Paul McCartney, announces her intention to divorce the billionaire musician, which eventually costs him a reported $50 million (money well spent, right Paul?)

2008 [08] A Chicago jury acquits R Kelly of all 14 charges of child pornography against him

COMING UP . . .
[Tues] “Mötley Crüe: The End” screens in movie theaters
[Tues] Bourbon Day
[Tues] World Blood Donor Day
[Wed] Global Wind Day
[Thurs] Firefly Music Festival begins (Dover DE)

THIS WEEK IS . . .
Hermit Week / Men’s Health Week / Nursing Assistants Week / Worldwide Knit in Public Week

BULL’S BITS

BEST OF BS:
Highlight bits culled from 23 years of “Bull Sheet” back issues …
REAL BUT REALLY DUMB FATHERS DAY GIFTS:
• “The Cooler Croozer” … A chrome cooler on a go-cart frame that zooms up to 40 mph.
• “Referee Bop Bag” … A blow-up ‘zebra’ you can punch out after a bad call.
• “Bar Stool Racer” … With this motorized bar stool you can drink & drive … immediately.
• “Sigmund Freud Action Figure” … Presumably the couch is extra.
• “XL Beer Glass” … Holds 5 beers, but you can honestly tell your partner you only had 1 drink.
• “The Daiquiri Whacker Gas-Powered Blender” … so you can make cocktails while camping.
– First published in “BS” 2006.

THINGS WE SHOULD ALL SAY OUT LOUD MORE OFTEN:
Forget the taboo, let’s talk it out! Things we should vocalize instead of just thinking …
✓ Defending yourself when you’re sure you’re right.
✓ Apologizing for something you know was your fault.
✓ Saying ‘no’ when you just can’t handle it anymore.
✓ Explaining to someone why they upset you.
✓ Confessing that it was you who clogged it.
✓ Congratulating someone on a job well done.
✓ Telling someone how happy you are to have them in your life.
✓ Genuinely thanking your dad for all he’s done for you.
✓ Admitting you’re the one responsible for the stink in the room.
– First published in “BS” 2014.

BS PHONE STARTER:
☎ Is visiting an online porn website cheating on your relationship? (Dr Phil says ‘yes’.)

BS QUICK-PICK TRIVIA:
When the power goes off, how long will food in your fridge stay cold enough to be eaten safely?
a. 4 hours. [CORRECT. 4-to-6 hours, if you don't open the door. Items in a half-full freezer are probably safe for 12 hours, a full freezer for 2 days.]
b. 6 hours.
c. 8 hours.
– “Prevention Magazine”

BS RANDOM JOKE:
I laugh in the face of danger. Then I hide until it goes away.

BS WATER COOLER QUESTION:
Question: One-third of us say we’ve had someone at work steal THIS.
Answer: An idea.

BS DEEP THOUGHT:
Any small object when dropped will always hide under a larger object.

NOW ON OUR SHEET LIST:
Mike Fuller @ KX 94.7 FM [CHKX] Hamilton ON; Freska Griarte @ 96.5 KOIT San Francisco CA; Jeff Stone @ 94.5 KTI Country [WKTI] Milwaukee WI; Jessica Rankin @ 101.3 The River [CKPG] Prince George BC; Randy Jones @ Hot Country 95-3 [KRTY] San Jose CA; and Jay Tope @ Radio San Antonio [KZDC] San Antonio TX.


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