Thursday, June 16, 2011                Edition: #4529

Have Another Sheetload!


BS SHOW BIZ BUZZ:

TMZ.com is reporting that 85-year-old “Playboy” founder Hugh Hefner’s 24-year-old fiancée Crystal Harris has called off their wedding mere days before the big event was scheduled (Saturday), apparently due to a nasty argument (and her recent trip to an optometrist) . . . First-year judge Jennifer Lopez says she’s glad she isn’t being pressured because she’s ‘on the fence’ about returning to “American Idol” (FOX) for a 2nd season (apparently $12 million wasn’t quite enough) . . . This summer’s sequels to “The X-Men”, “Pirates Of the Caribbean”, and “The Hangover” have all made the latest list of most-pirated films via illegal download (funny, don’t see “Hobo With a Shotgun” on here anywhere) . . . FOX-TV is set to test market “Dish Nation” in 7 TV markets this July, a new series featuring top morning radio shows that offer ‘funny, fresh commentary on pop culture’ (it’s radio – with pictures) . . . 18-year-old pop star Selena Gomez says she’s feeling much better after being hospitalized last week for a combination of food poisoning and exhaustion (that’s one too many excuses to sound legit) . . . “Pawnee: The Greatest Town in America”, a book from the point of view of Amy Poehler’s “Parks & Recreation” character ‘Leslie’ will be published this October (do people who watch sitcoms also read?) . . . Cheech Marin, of Cheech & Chong fame, has been cast as Rob Schneider’s father-in-law in an as-yet-untitled new TV comedy pilot (now there’s 2 reasons not to watch) . . . And 52-year-old actor Sean Bean (HBO’s “Game of Thrones”) has been stabbed in a London pub, and not only did he refuse medical attention – he ordered another drink (now THAT’S tough!).

TODAY’S SHOW BIZ SKED:
• “Gayle King” (OWN) – Paul McCartney, Yoko Ono, Olivia Harrison, George Martin (“Love”).
• “Last Call With Carson Daly” (NBC) – Black Rebel Motorcycle Club (“Beat the Devil’s Tattoo”).
• “Late Night With Jimmy Fallon” (NBC/A Channel) – Battles (“Gloss Drop”).
• “Late Show With David Letterman” (CBS/NTV/Omni) – Jennifer Hudson (“I Remember Me”).
• “Live With Regis & Kelly” (syndicated/CTV) – Michael Bolton (“Gems: The Duets Collection”).
• “Lopez Tonight” (TBS) – Deftones (“Diamond Eyes”).
• “Marilyn Denis Show” (CTV/A Channel) – Donnie Wahlberg (“NKOTBSB Tour”).
• Rapids Jam Music Festival (Roanoke Rapids NC) – Lady Antebellum, Sugarland, and Willie Nelson headline the inaugural edition of this 3-day country music festival that kicks off tonight. Other performers include Darius Rucker, Jamey Johnson, Lee Brice, and Randy Houser.
NET: http://www.rapidsjam.com
• “So You Think You Can Dance” (FOX/CTV) – Jessie J (“Who You Are”) performs; 2 dancers are eliminated.
• Songwriters Hall of Fame (NYC) – Tonight’s 2011 induction gala honors Allen Toussaint, Garth Brooks, and Leon Russell among others.
• “Tonight Show With Jay Leno” (NBC/A Channel) – Pitbull w/Ne-Yo (“Planet Pit”).
• “The View” (ABC/CTV) – ‘70s soul singer Chaka Khan.

BS MUSIC NOTES:
• Britney Spears – Tonight her 26-date high-energy “Femme Fatale” tour gets underway in Sacramento, California. She tells “Entertainment Tonight” she has been working hard to get ready, working out and running a lot. Nicki Minaj is the opening act for all dates.
• Foo Fighters – TheSmokingGun.com has posted their new tour rider, which is in the form of a children’s activity book complete with coloring-book pages, a word hunt for ‘catering don’ts’, a maze to get guitarist Chris Shiflett to the catering area and more.
NET: http://bit.ly/jfW1dZ
• Green Day – Billie Joe Armstrong will star in the bigscreen version of “American Idiot”, which will be adapted from the Broadway musical. He’ll reprise his stage role as ‘St Jimmy’ in the movie, due in 2013.
• Keith Urban – Tonight he launches the 44-city North American leg of his “Get Closer 2011 World Tour” in Biloxi, Mississippi. The setup includes a site with green-screen technology where fans can shoot pics or video of themselves next to Urban using the new 4G smartphone from tour sponsor Samsung.
• Neil Young – He tells Billboard.com his next archival project, “A Treasure”, will incorporate bootleg footage of his mid-‘80s tours. He hopes to release the collection in 2012.
• Paul McCartney – In addition to 2 dates at NYC’s Yankee Stadium in July, he’s now planning to perform stadium shows in Detroit, Chicago, and Cincinnati this summer as well as Montréal’s Bell Centre.
• Sade – Her 50-stop North American arena tour begins tonight in Baltimore, Maryland. John Legend is the opening act for all shows.
• Tupac Shakur – Tonight a special concert in honor of what would have been his 40th birthday is being staged in Atlanta, Georgia. Comic Mike Epps hosts the event, which has been organized by his mother Afeni Shakur. the rapper was shot dead at age 25 in 1996.

COMING ATTRACTIONS:
A BS selection of movies in the making:
• “The Drew Peterson Story” – Rob Lowe (“Parks & Recreation”) has the lead role in this new Lifetime TV movie about the real-life Chicago police officer who was charged with the death of his 3rd wife after the mysterious disappearance of his 4th (“Big Bang Theory’s” Kaley Cuoco).
• “End of Watch” – Jake Gyllenhaal & Michael Pena star in this story about the longtime partnership of 2 LAPD officers as they confront marriage, love, fatherhood, and the harsh realities of the mean streets. Anna Kendrick and Natalie Martinez play their love interests.
• “Myth” – Little is known about this proposed sci-fi action story except that it’s ‘big’ and may serve as the reunion of “Avatar” producer/director James Cameron and star Sam Worthington. Screenwriter Will Staples has a background in writing videogames, most notably “Call of Duty”.
• “One Shot” – 5-ft, 7-in Tom Cruise is in talks to play ‘Jack Reacher’ in this upcoming crime drama based on Lee Child’s bestselling novel series. That has some fans of the novels surprised, given that ‘Jack’ is described as being a 6-ft, 5-in ‘killing machine’, weighing 250 lbs.
• “ParaNorman” – This stop-motion animated comedy is currently in production with a voice cast that includes Casey Affleck, Tempestt Bledsoe, and Anna Kendrick. The film centers around a young ‘ghost whisperer’ who’s called into action when zombies invade his town.

MOSQUITO SURVIVAL GUIDE:
This is “Pest Control Month”, so here are a few timely tips about avoiding skitters …
• Avoid washing your hair with fragrant shampoos.
• Don’t wear dark, solid shades or tight clothing.
• Mosquitoes are attracted to blue more than any other color.
• Don’t put a sandbox in a damp, shady area.
• Avoid planting shrubs that attract bugs.
• Drain kids’ pool after usage.
• Repair all tent holes immediately while camping.
(Amazing fact: Mosquitoes have killed more people than all the world’s wars combined.)
– PA News

BOWSER BURN:
Did you know your pet may be susceptible to sunburn? Experts warn that pets with light-colored coats, or with white ears or muzzles are most vulnerable. Owners are advised to coat ear tips and the top of noses with SPF 30 sunblock. (Yeah right, try getting your pit bull to sit still for this!)
– “Pet News”

BS WAYS TO LOOK TOUGH:
Are you a geeky guy? A few easy steps to looking less wimpy …
• Get a buzz cut or shave your head.
• Scowl to let people know you mean business.
• Wear black, head-to-toe.
• Grow some stubble.
• Wear sunglasses and a bomber jacket.
– “Men’s Fitness”

PESTICIDES IN PRODUCE:
Today is “Fresh Veggies Day”. Just in time, the nonprofit advocacy organization Environmental Working Group has released the 7th edition of its ‘Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides in Produce’. It contends the produce with the highest amounts of pesticide residue includes apples, celery, strawberries, peaches, and spinach. It recommends you buy organic versions of these items. On the upside, the produce with the lowest amounts of detected pesticides includes onions, sweet corn, pineapples, avocados, and asparagus.
PHONER: 202.667.6982 (Washington DC)
– “Global News”

FOR THE RECORD:
So who is this 22-year-old that’s just purchased the highest-priced house in America? Her name is Petra Ecclestone, daughter of British billionaire and Formula 1 racing boss Bernie Ecclestone. She’s reportedly laid out circa $150 million for the Holmby Hills, California home of Candy Spelling (widow of mega-producer Aaron and mother of sorta actress Tori). Ecclestone and her soon-to-be hubby James Stunt, will split their time between her $90-million London townhouse and Los Angeles. So yes, this $150-million abode will be her SECOND home.
– Eonline.com

DID YOU KNOW?
The average pair of shoes is good for 1,000 miles. The average pair of bicycle tires is good for 4,000 miles. (So to save money … wear rubber boots!)

BS CHRONOMETER 06.16.11


TODAY’S CELEBIRTHDAYS . . .
1970 [41] Phil ‘Lefty’ Mickelson, San Diego CA, pro golfer (39 PGA tour wins/4 major championships)

1972 [39] John Cho, Seoul, South Korea, movie actor (‘Sulu’ in “Star Trek”, “Harold & Kumar” movies)/TV actor (“FlashForward” 2009-10)  COMING UP: “A Very Harold & Kumar Christmas” (2011); “American Reunion” (2012); untitled “Star Trek” sequel (2012).

1981 [30] Kevin Bieksa, Grimsby ON, NHL defenceman/assistant captain (Vancouver Canucks)

1982 [29] Missy Peregrym, Montréal QC [raised Surrey BC], TV actress (‘Andy McNally’ on “Rookie Blue” since 2010, “Reaper” 2007-09, “Heroes” 2007)

1987 [24] Abigail Elliott, Wilton CT, TV actress/comedian (“Saturday Night Live” since 2008)/movie actress (“No Strings Attached”)/daughter of actor/comic Chris Elliott

1988 [23] Keshia Chanté (Harper), Ottawa ON, R&B/pop singer (“Bad Boy”, “Unpredictable”)

TODAY’S BS REASONS TO PARTY . . .
• “Fudge Day”, celebrating the ooey-gooey treat that can be inhaled warm or cold. Fudge is said to be a result of the late-night cravings of Vassar College girls in the early 20th century.

• “International Day Of the African Child”, first initiated by the Organization of African Unity in 1991. It honors those who participated in the Soweto Uprising on this date in 1976. In South Africa, it’s celebrated as “Youth Day”.

• “Recess At Work Day”, an excuse to take a break, play some games, try an innovative exercise, work on improving employee morale. Hey, it works for kids … why not you?

• “Morticians Day”, saluting undertakers and all others who work in the funeral or cemetery biz. Don’t stiff out on saluting them … people are dying to throw them a party!

• “National Public Service Week”, observed annually during the 3rd week of June to recognize ‘the many ways in which the members of Canada’s federal public service contribute to the quality of life we enjoy’. (What a great week to throw a strike!)
NET: http://www.tbs-sct.gc.ca/arp/nfpsw-eng.asp

• “Nursing Assistants Day”, kicking off “Nursing Assistants Week” which recognizes those who have dedicated their lives to the well-being of others. Here’s to you RNAs!
NET: http://www.cna-network.org/naweek.htm#DAY

THIS DAY IN SHOW BIZ . . .
1960 [51] Alfred Hitchcock thriller “Psycho” premieres (the shower scene is still considered a horror classic)

TODAY’S MUSIC EVENT . . .
2002 [09] Elvis Presley appears on the UK singles chart for the first time since his death with a remix of his 1968 track “A Little Less Conversation”, credited to Elvis vs JXL (later jumps the pond to become a hit in North America)

TODAY’S FIRST . . .
1998 [13] Estimated 2 million people watch the 1st ‘Live Birth’ online (would this qualify as a download?)

TODAY’S RECORD . . .
1991 [20] John Decker of Cheshire, England does 7,683 one-arm pushups in 5 hours

COMING UP . . .
[Fri] “Green Lantern”; “Mr Popper’s Penguins” open in movie theaters
[Fri] Work@Home Fathers Day
[Sat] International Sushi Day
[Sun] 2011 MuchMusic Video Awards
[Sun] Fathers Day
[Mon] Ride Your Motorcycle to Work Day
This Week Is … Men’s Health Week
This Month Is … Lane Courtesy Month

BULL’S BITS


BS SHEET YOUR DAD SAYS:
• “Oh, I like this song. Who sings it? That my girl Lauryn Hill?”
• “Honey, be careful that you don’t give away too much personal info on your Face Space.”
• “As long as you live under my roof, you’ll live by my rules!”
• “I love you and if you ever need anything, ask your mother.”
• “Hot dog, you look pretty tonight!”
• “What do you think I am, a bank?”
• “It’s not that I don’t like Mark. I just don’t really trust him.”
• “If you’re having such a hard time finding a wedding dress, why don’t you just wear the one your sister wore to hers?”
• “Can I have a fork and knife, please? Yes, it’s for the sushi. Is that not ‘cool’ or something?”
• “What’s a tankini?”

CHEAP BUT PERSONAL FATHER’S DAY GIFTS:
• Make up your own coupons for a car wash, a homemade dinner, 1 week’s exclusive use of the TV remote, etc. They’re ‘personal favor gift certificates’.
• Start a plant in a special place with his name on it.
• Drop by Dad’s place of work for lunch.
• Prepare a scrapbook that highlights his life.
• Record friends & family telling stories about Dad.
• Restore something old. Take some of Dad’s junk, and the memories attached to it, and bring it back to life.
• Download tunes that Dad enjoys, then leave them plugged-in in his car.

BS RANDOM JOKE:
“Son, if you don’t stop that you’ll go blind!”
“Dad, I’m over here!”

BS U-PICK TRIVIA:
We have 2. Elephants and camels have 4. What?
a. Nostrils.
b. Knees. [CORRECT]
c. Tonsils.
– “Land ‘O Useless Facts”

BS WATER COOLER QUESTION:
Today’s Question: When traveling, men use nearly all of THIS while women use only 60%. Answer to Give Out Next Show: The clothes they packed.

BS DEEP THOUGHT:
A conscience does not prevent sin. It only prevents you from enjoying it.


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