Wednesday, June 15, 2016 – Edition: #5753

Here, Have Another Sheetload!

BS SHOW BIZ BUZZ:
★ Oscar-winning actor Eddie Redmayne (“The Theory of Everything”) has been unveiled as the latest face of Prada menswear. He’s fronting the Italian brand’s Fall collection in a series of photos taken by fashion photographer Craig McDean. It isn’t the first time he’s modeled for a major fashion house; he also worked for Brit brand Burberry in 2008 before becoming a full-time actor. Since hitting the big-time, Redmayne has made it onto almost every ‘Best Dressed Male’ list there is.
– WENN.com
★ “Titanic” director James Cameron is heading back to the high seas to executive produce a documentary about the mythical island of Atlantis. The “Avatar” filmmaker is teaming with National Geographic Channel to develop the expedition documentary “Search for Atlantis”. Cameron promises the exploration team will investigate several new theories about where the real Atlantis was, and who the mysterious people who lived there were. The 2-hour doc will be shot in Sicily, Malta, Crete, Santorini, Sardinia, and Spain. It premieres this Winter.
– “Hollywood Reporter”
★ And Amber Heard is now saying she doesn’t want Johnny Depp or anyone else thinking her domestic violence allegation is a play for his money. Her lawyer has filed a declaration saying she’s withdrawing her request for temporary spousal support, which would have been handled during tomorrow’s restraining order hearing … but she’s now taken that off the table. Important to note: Amber’s not saying she doesn’t want support. In the docs, she reserves the right to go for spousal support in their divorce … AFTER the restraining order is handled tomorrow.
– TMZ.com

TODAY’S SHOW BIZ SKED:
• “Conan” (TBS/CTV) – Barns Courtney (“Fire”).
• “Jimmy Kimmel Live” (ABC/CityTV) – Garbage (“Strange Little Birds”).
• “Last Call With Carson Daly” (NBC) – Murs & 9th Wonder (“The Final Adventure”). Rerun.
• “Live With Kelly” (syndicated/CTV) – Brandy Clark (“Big Day In a Small Town”).
• “Tavis Smiley” (PBS) – Moby (“Long Ambients 1: Calm. Sleep.”).
• “Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” (NBC/CTV2) – Wale (“Shine”).

BS MUSIC NOTES:
• Kanye West – He’s announced a 2-month North America tour in support of his album “The Life of Pablo”. The “Saint Pablo Tour” begins August 25th in Indianapolis IN and winds up in Las Vegas NV October 29th. This is Ye’s first full tour in 3 years.
• Lil Wayne – He’s “in stable condition and good spirits” after suffering 2 “minor” seizures Monday afternoon, according to his reps. His private jet made a 2nd emergency landing in Omaha NE after Weezy initially refused medical treatment. If this sounds like deja vu, you’re right … Wayne also made 2 emergency landings due to health issues in 2012.
• Maren Morris – Her 2nd single, “80s Mercedes”, was first released on her EP last year and is also included on her major label full-length album, “Hero”, which came out June 3rd.
• Maroon 5 – Adam Levine has offered to pay for the funeral for Christina Grimmie, the singer gunned down after a Florida concert. He’s also offering to foot the bill for Grimmie’s mother’s flight to the event. Levine mentored Grimmie on NBC-TV’s “The Voice” 2 years ago.
• Rolling Stones – “Downton Abbey” director Andy Goddard is set to direct the upcoming biopic “Exile on Main Street: A Season in Hell with The Rolling Stones”, set to begin shooting later this year. It’s a feature-length adaptation of Robert Greenfield’s book of the same name. The search is on for actors who can play late-20s versions of Keith Richards and Mick Jagger.

REAL ANIMALS NAMED AFTER OTHER ANIMALS:
Ant Bear
Antelope Chipmunk
Buffalo Carpet Beetle
Butterfly Fish
Fox Squirrel
Gnu Goat
Grasshopper Mouse
Mole Cricket
Rabbit Bandicoot
Swan Goose
– Sourced from McSweeneys.net

BS CUTTING-EDGE VOCAB:
New terms entering the lingo …
• ‘Bully Wallet’ – The use of money to wield unfair or unethical influence.
• ‘Pre-Criminal’ – A person who it is predicted will commit a crime.
• ‘Zucker’ – To present privacy settings in a deliberately confusing way that tricks users into sharing more info about themselves than they really want to.

KIDS, THESE ARE YOUR NEW SLEEP GUIDELINES:
The American Academy of Sleep Medicine has issued its first-ever sleep guidelines for children. The recommendations are based on a review of scientific evidence on sleep duration and health. Recommended sleep duration is as follows …
• 12-to-16 hours, including naps, for infants aged 4 months-to-12 months.
• 11-to-14 hours, including naps, for children aged 1-to-2 years.
• 10-to-13 hours, including naps, for children aged 3-to-5.
• 9-to-12 hours for children aged 6-to-12 years.
• 8-to-10 hours for teens aged 13-to-18.
Adequate sleep is linked with improved attention, behavior, learning, and mental and physical health at every age covered. (Also a good way to measure ‘grumpiness’.)
– AP

SHARK FACTS:
• A Dalhousie University study has found that almost all shark species have declined by half in the past 15-to-20 years.
• Over 70% of people polled say they believe sharks are dangerous when in reality 94% of the 400 species of sharks are harmless to humans.
• Statistically, you are more likely to be injured by a hamster or killed by lightning than by a shark.
(“Why are you limping, buddy?” “Oh, just an old hamster injury.”)
– PA News

IT’S OVER, PERIOD:
Hardly anyone’s using periods as full stops in sentences any more and it’s all social media’s fault. Linguists say it’s fairly obvious a sentence has come to an end in a text message, so periods are rarely used to indicate a full stop. However, Millennials are now using them in a slightly different way, to show annoyance, sarcasm, and even aggression. It’s making the period an emoticon of sorts. For instance ‘fine.’ is seen as an angrier version of ‘fine’ without a period. Periods are also used for emphasis, as in Best. Food. Ever. Or in word form as in: “I am not going – period”. While period punctuation may be disappearing, the exclamation mark is becoming worked to death as in, “Yes I will, fantastic!!!!!!” (In truth, rarely is even one ! needed.)
– “Metro”

LIFE BY THE NUMBERS:
A BS breakdown of who we are and what we do …
• 90% of husbands who read women’s magazines (ie: “Cosmo”) do it when their wives can’t see them.
• 83% of us have gotten upset with a friend for spoiling the end of a show or movie.
• 76% of women say they are turned off when they see a guy wearing pleated pants.
• 40% of us have asked a complete stranger to lend us a phone charger.
• 30% of wives would like more hand-holding from their husbands.
• 15% of us don’t go to the dentist because it scares us.

A FEAST OF FOOTBALL:
The national dishes for each of the countries now playing soccer at Euro 2016 …
Albania – Tave Kosi (lamb cooked with yoghurt & eggs).
Austria – Wiener Schnitzel (breaded meat, traditionally veal)
Belgium – Moules Frites (mussels and chips).
Croatia – Brudet (traditional fish stew).
Czech Republic – Svickova (braised beef with dumplings).
England – Chicken Tikka Masala (spicy chicken curry).
France – Crêpes (thin pancakes).
Germany – Bratwurst (German sausage).
Hungary – Goulash (traditional stew).
Iceland – Hakarl (cured shark meat).
Italy – Pasta (it really isn’t possible to pick just one type).
Northern Ireland – Fry Up (potato farls & black pudding).
Poland – Pierogi (little dumplings with a variety of fillings).
Portugal – Bacalhau (traditional cod bake).
Republic of Ireland – Colcannon (mashed potatoes & greens).
Romania – Sarmale (stuffed cabbage rolls).
Russia- Pelmeni (tiny meat dumplings).
Slovakia – Bryndzové Halušky (potato dumplings with bacon & cheese).
Spain – Tapas (appetizers served with drinks in Spanish bars).
Sweden – Kanelbulle (cinnamon buns).
Switzerland – Potato Rosti (a potato dish).
Turkey – Doner kebab (sliced meat stuffed into a pita)
Ukraine – Borscht (classic beetroot soup).
Wales – Cawl (lamb stew with potatoes).
(We’re picking France over Albania today … solely based on food.)
– SneakyVeg.com

DID YOU KNOW?
One trick to getting salt to better stick to the rim of your margarita glass is to add a little bit of honey to the salt rimmer.
– BuzzFeed.com

BS CHRONOMETER 06.15.16

TODAY’S CELEBIRTHDAYS . . .
1964 [52] Courteney Cox, Birmingham AL, TV actress (“Cougar Town” 2009-15, “Friends” 1994-2004)/movie actress (“Scream” movies)

1969 [47] Ice Cube (O’Shea Jackson), LA CA, movie producer (“Straight Outta Compton”)/movie actor (“Are We There Yet?”, “Barbershop” movies)/rapper (NWA 1986-89)

1973 [43] Neil Patrick Harris, Albuquerque NM, movie actor (“Gone Girl”)/TV actor (“How I Met Your Mother” 2005-14)/Broadway actor (“Hedwig & The Angry Inch”)/former Tony, Emmy, and Academy Awards host

1976 [40] Gary Lightbody, Bangor, Northern Ireland, alt-rock singer (Snow Patrol-”Chasing Cars”)

1981 [35] Billy Martin, Naptown MD, pop-rock guitarist (Good Charlotte-”Lifestyles Of the Rich and Famous”, “Girls & Boys”)

1984 [32] Wayne ‘Wing’ Sermon, American Fork UT, indie rock guitarist (Imagine Dragons-”I Bet My Life”, “Radioactive”)

TODAY’S BS REASONS TO PARTY . . .
• “Global Wind Day”, a worldwide event that occurs annually on June 15th. It’s a day for promoting wind, its power, and the possibilities it holds to change our world.
NET: http://www.globalwindday.org

• “Lobster Day”. In the past 100 years lobsters have gone from being ‘peasant food’ to a delicacy.

• “Nature Photography Day”, started in 2005 by the North American Photography Association to salute a favorite hobby of camera buffs.

• “Smile Power Day”, recognizing the 2nd-best thing you can do with your lips. (After whistling.)

• “World Elder Abuse Awareness Day”, the 9th annual when we’re encouraged to show the world we care about ending elder abuse and neglect by wearing something purple for the day.
NET: http://www.inpea.net/weaad.html

THIS DAY IN SHOW BIZ . . .
2014 [02] Syndicated radio personality, voice actor, and co-creator of “American Top 40″ Casey Kasem dies at age 82 in Gig Harbor WA

TODAY’S MUSIC EVENT . . .
1956 [60] 15-year-old John Lennon meets 13-year-old Paul McCartney (The Beatles ensue)

TODAY’S FIRSTS . . .
2004 [12] Tim Berners-Lee receives the $1.2-million ‘Millennium Technology Prize’ in Helsinki, Finland for creating the World Wide Web in 1989

2012 [04] Nik Wallenda becomes the 1st person to successfully tightrope walk over Niagara Falls (ABC-TV carries the event live but demands he be tethered to avoid potential disaster)

COMING UP . . .
[Thurs] Firefly Music Festival begins (Dover DE)
[Thurs] Fudge Day
[Thurs] Recess at Work Day
[Fri] FarmBorough begins (NYC)
[Sat] International Sushi Day
[Sun] Fathers Day
[Sun] MuchMusic Video Awards (Toronto ON)
This Week Is … Animal Rights Awareness Week
This Month Is … Zoo & Aquarium Month

BULL’S BITS

WHAT YOUR FAVORITE ’80S BAND SAYS ABOUT YOU:
• B-52s: You have injured yourself with a Q-Tip.
• Billy Idol: You own a piece of clothing that involves both argyle and leather.
• Bryan Adams: Your hair smells faintly like barbecue sauce.
• The Cure: You have several bracelets or rings you cannot remove.
• Eddie Money: You have eaten several Shrinky-Dinks on purpose.
• Dexy’s Midnight Runners: Your shower smells like Skittles and unfiltered cigarettes.
• Devo: You have dissected a Nintendo game.
• Gary Numan: You own more than one pair of sock garters.
• Kajagoogoo: You have used AquaNet in self-defense.
• Pat Benatar: You have punched an arcade game hard enough to injure yourself.
• Peter Gabriel: You have thrown a Rolodex at a raccoon or skunk.
• Richard Marx: You have woken up to a dog licking your hair.
• Rick Astley: You have used a hairnet as a handbag.
• Tommy Tutone: You have attempted to use a Polaroid picture as ID.
• Wham!: You have made nachos while on ecstasy.
– Thanks to John Peck

BS PHONE STARTER:
☎ Who would you invite to a dinner for 4 if you could ask anyone you wanted?

BS U-PICK TRIVIA:
• After the American Civil War, the term ‘soldier’s disease’ referred to what?
a. Syphilis.
b. Addiction to opium. [CORRECT]
c. Injured privates.

• Where do people secretly deposit the most boogers?
a. In elevators.
b. Under couches.
c. On car floor mats. [CORRECT]

• According to the “Guinness Book of World Records”, which colon-blowing pepper is the hottest?
A. Scotch Bonnet.
B. Pequin.
C. Red Savina. [CORRECT]

BS RANDOM JOKES:
• Traffic is very heavy at the moment, so if you are thinking of leaving now you’d better set off
a few minutes earlier.
• Traffic is even slower than the kid counting change at McDonald’s.

BS WATER COOLER QUESTION:
Question: If you’re average, you’ll encounter 270 of THESE today.
Answer: Commercials/advertisements.

BS DEEP THOUGHT:
We judge ourselves by our intentions, but other people by their actions.


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