Friday, June 17, 2016 – Edition: #5755

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★ Today the private funeral for Christina Grimmie is being held. The 22-year-old singer, who appeared on “The Voice” in 2014, was killed last week when 27-year-old gunman Kevin James Loibl opened fire during a meet-and-greet after her concert in Orlando FL. Her family, including brother Marcus who tackled Loibl after he shot Christina, pays final respects tonight at a small, intimate memorial service in her hometown of Medford NJ.
★ James Corden is homesick. The 37-year-old Brit actor-comedian and his family moved to the US in 2015 after he landed one of the most sought-after jobs in show biz … “The Late Late Show”. But a year later an insider say he’s considering a return to the UK as soon as his $14-million deal with CBS-TV expires. the source claims Corden is keen to do more work in theater and movies. But a move back home isn’t likely any time soon – he’s contracted to host the late night show until 2020. Even Corden admits: “They can still fire me, but I can’t leave.”
– Mail Online
★ And 70-year-old actress Helen Mirren is joining Vin Diesel and Dwayne Johnson in “Fast 8”, the next film in the “Fast & Furious” franchise, to be directed by “Straight Outta Compton” filmmaker F Gary Gray. Also in the cast are Charlize Theron, Scott Eastwood, and Kristofer Hivju from “Game of Thrones”. Mirren’s role is as yet undisclosed, but she says she’s hoping she gets to do some driving. She donned a racing helmet for an episode of the Brit car show “Top Gear” back in 2007. “Fast 8” is scheduled to hit theaters in April 2017.
– “Elle Magazine”

• “Ellen DeGeneres Show” (syndicated/CTV2) – Today Dan + Shay (“Obsessed”).
• “Good Morning America” (ABC) – This morning Demi Lovato (“Confident”).
• “Last Call With Carson Daly” (NBC) – Tonight Moby (“Long Ambients 1: Calm. Sleep.). Rerun.
• “The Last Ship” (TNT) – Sunday the 2-hour Season 3 premiere, delayed a week because the storyline features attackers shooting up a crowded nightclub. Too close to last week’s real-life tragedy in Orlando FL.
• “Late Show With Stephen Colbert” (CBS/Global) – Tonight Silversun Pickups (“Better Nature”).
• MuchMusic Video Awards (MuchMusic) – Sunday the annual block party in Toronto ON is hosted by Gigi Hadid. Alessia Cara and Drake lead nominees with 7 nominations apiece, followed by The Weeknd and Shawn Mendes with 6 each. Other multiple nominees include Adele, Taylor Swift, and ZAYN. Performers include Fifth Harmony, Hailee Steinfeld, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Nick Jonas, and Tegan & Sara.
• “Orange Is the New Black” (Netflix) – Today Taylor Schilling and her prison mates are back with the 4th season release.
• “Today Show” (NBC) – This morning Charlie Puth (“Nine Track Mind”).

• David Bowie – Saturday at the Music Hall in Detroit MI, Complexions Contemporary Ballet opens a new production featuring dance interpretations of his music. It’s not the only Bowie tribute in the city; Detroit Symphony is performing “The Music of David Bowie” July 10th.
• Garth Brooks – This weekend he returns to Winnipeg MB for the first time in 20 years. “The Garth Brooks World Tour with Trisha Yearwood” plays 4 shows over 3 nights.
• Maxwell – Tonight at 10pm ET, he’s rehearsing for his new tour live on Facebook. The 25-date Summer tour includes a headlining slot at New Orleans’ Essence Festival in early July.
• Mumford & Sons – Today they release “Johannesburg”, a mini-album recorded in Studio 2 and the Auditorium of the South African Broadcasting Corporation in February over 2 all-day and all-night sessions.
• Jon Pardi – Today the country singer releases his 2nd full album,”California Sunrise”, featuring the lead single “Head Over Boots”.
• Radiohead – Their 9th studio album, “A Moon Shaped Pool”, has a physical release today on CD and vinyl. The band is staging an all-day event in record stores worldwide called “Live from a Moon Shaped Pool” that features a day-long audio stream, contests, and more.
• Rascal Flatts – Tonight they hit the road on the “Rascal Flatts: Rhythm & Roots Tour”, beginning in Charlotte NC. Opening acts are Kelsea Ballerini and Chris Lane.
• Red Hot Chili Peppers – Today they release the new album, “The Getaway”. It’s their first new album since 2011’s “I’m With You”.
• Taylor Swift – Is ‘Hiddleswift’ the next big celeb couple? Just weeks after she split with Calvin Harris, she’s been pictured looking distinctly close to 35-year-old Brit actor Tom Hiddleston on the beach near her Rhode Island mansion. Reports claim they’re “in a secret romance”.
• The Who – Summertime booze? Saturday frontman Roger Daltrey launches a new Champagne to honor the band’s 50th anniversary. A percentage of the proceeds from limited-edition Champagne Cuvée Roger Daltrey benefits Teen Cancer America.

• “Central Intelligence” ( PG-13 Action Comedy ): After he reunites with an old high school pal through Facebook, a mild-mannered accountant is lured into the world of international espionage. The first movie pairing of Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart. Co-stars Aaron Paul, Amy Ryan, and Danielle Nicolet.
• “Finding Dory” ( PG Animated Adventure ) – In the sequel to “Finding Nemo” (2003), ‘Dory’ (Ellen DeGeneres) goes in search of her family whom she had forgotten. Eventually the friendly-but-forgetful blue tang fish reunites with her loved ones and everyone learns a few things about the real meaning of family. Voice cast also includes Albert Brooks, Ed O’Neill.
• Opening in limited release: “Clown” (Horror); “The Last King” (Action Adventure); “Raiders!: The Story Of the Greatest Fan Film Ever Made” (Documentary); “Swiss Army Man” (Adventure Comedy); and “Tickled” (Documentary).

Feeling a little down in the dumps? Maybe you just need to change your underwear. Seriously. Anjel OBryant is Australia’s leading color-response analyst, who specializes in ‘scientifically based color response technology’, according to her website. She claims the color of your undies can directly affect your mood. Quote: “Every color vibrates, all at different levels. It doesn’t matter if you can see them or not, it goes through your skin, over your whole body and into your brain.” Right. She recommends red underwear because it gives you the energy and boost to power through long hours at work. Other primary colors also are said to provide positive energy. Black, white or grey undies, on the other hand, either have negative energy or don’t ‘vibrate’ at all. (Forget about the hue, we’re a bit unsure about this ‘vibrating’ underwear.)
NET: (scroll down for what colors mean)
– “Daily Mail”

Nearly two-thirds of shoppers who’ve bought women’s clothes in the last 6 months have sent or taken at least 1 item back.
– BBC News


1963 [53] Greg Kinnear, Logansport IN, movie actor (“Anchorman: The Legend Continues”, “Little Miss Sunshine”)

1980 [36] Venus Williams, Lynwood CA, former #1-ranked women’s tennis player (now #9) with fastest recorded serve in WTA history (127 mph)/older sister of tennis star Serena Williams

1987 [29] Kendrick Lamar, Compton CA, rapper-songwriter (f/Drake -“Poetic Justice”, “Swimming Pools [Drank]”)

Billionaire musician Paul McCartney (The Beatles) is 74; Rock keyboardist Dizzy Reed (Guns N’ Roses) is 53; Oldies singer Nathan Morris (Boyz II Men) is 45; Singer-songwriter Ray LaMontagne (“Trouble”) is 43; Country singer Blake Shelton (“Came Here to Forget”) is 40; Indie rock guitarist Steven Chen (Airborne Toxic Event) is 38; TV actor Jacob Anderson (“Game of Thrones”) is 26.

Singer-dancer Paula Abdul (“So You Think You Can Dance?”) is 54; TV personality Lara Spencer (“Good Morning America”) is 47; Rock guitarist Brian ‘Head’ Welch (KoRn) is 46; folk-rock singer-banjoist Scott Avett (Avett Bros) is 40; Movie actress Zoe Saldana (“Avatar”) is 38; Rapper-singer Macklemore (Macklemore & Ryan Lewis) is 33.

• “Avon Heritage Duct Tape Festival”, the 13th annual in Avon OH, home to the manufacturer of Duck Brand Duct Tape. Included in the festivities is a ‘Duct Tape Fashion Show’.
• “Canadian North Midnight Classic”, the 68th annual all-night golf tournament in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, possible because there’s 24 hours of daylight at the Summer Solstice.
• “Eat Your Vegetables Day”, an observance likely begun by somebody’s mommy somewhere.
• “Flip-Flops Day”, an annual excuse to expose those toes. People have been wearing flip-flops for millennia, going back to the Ancient Egyptians in 4000 BC.
• “Work@Home Father’s Day”, held the Friday before “Father’s Day” to honor fathers ‘who work from home as a means of providing balance between work and family interaction.
• “World Day to Combat Desertification & Drought”, hifalutin UN terminology suggesting we may have a water shortage problem in many parts of the world.

• “Autistic Pride Day”, an annual celebration of the ‘neuro-diversity’ of people on the autism spectrum that’s designed to shift views of autism from ‘disease’ to ‘difference’.
• “International Picnic Day” a great time to enjoy a meal ‘al fresco’, or if you don’t know him … anyone else you choose. It’s a pseudo-holiday for humans but a regular working day for ants.
• “International Sushi Day”, the 7th annual observance conceived originally as a Facebook page. If you’re looking for an excuse to eat raw fish, this seems as good a day as any.
• “Splurge Day”, when we’re encouraged to go out and do something indulgent. If funds or guilt were no problem, what would you blow bucks on?
• “World Juggling Day”, observed annually on the Saturday closest to June 17th, created by the International Jugglers Association to spread the fun of juggling.

• “Fathers Day”, celebrated on the 3rd Sunday in June in about 20 countries worldwide as a day to honor Dad and appreciate all he does.
• “Martini Day”. Recipe for a very dry martini: Take 1 bottle of gin …
• “World Sauntering Day”, a day to ‘revive the art of Victorian sauntering, and discourage jogging, lollygagging, sashaying, fast walking, and trotting’. It’s “Martini Day”, can we stumble?

2005 [11] Coldplay’s “X&Y” album achieves #1 status in 22 countries worldwide

2006 [10] Rolling Stones’ Ronnie Wood enters rehab to kick his drinking habit (he recovers in time to join the band on its latest world tour a month later)

2011 [05] 1st condemnation of discrimination against gays, lesbians, and transgender people is issued by the United Nations Human Rights Council

2012 [03] Bruce Springsteen plays his longest concert – a 3-hour, 48-minute, 32-song set at the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu in Madrid, Spain

[Mon] Summer begins
[Mon] Motorcycle to Work Day
[Mon] World Productivity Day
[Mon] Full ‘Strawberry’ Moon
[Tues] Selfie Day
[Tues] Tall Girl Appreciation Day
This Week Is … Universal Fathers Week
This Month Is … Camping Month


• “I don’t know what your favorite sport is, but I hope you enjoy it all day: Happy Father’s Day!”
• “I prefer texting to phone calls: Happy Father’s Day!”
• “You are worth so much more to me than this e-card: Happy Father’s Day!”
• “I think your hair is really, really dated: Happy Father’s Day!”
• “No, I haven’t read that book you gave me 5 years ago yet: Happy Father’s Day!”
• “Sometimes it’s hard to believe we’re related: Happy Father’s Day!”
• “This card cost $5 so it’s technically also your gift: Happy Father’s Day!”
• “I’m sending this card because I don’t want to call you: Happy Father’s Day!”
• “This all feels a bit forced: Happy Father’s Day!”
• “See you at Christmas, maybe: Happy Father’s Day!”
– Thanks to Cetoria Tomberlin

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Answer: White teeth.

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