Friday, June 19, 2015           Edition: #5477

Tomorrow’s Show Prep Today!

★ Joan Rivers’ daughter Melissa has been confirmed as the new host of the E! TV show “Fashion Police”, alongside Giuliana Rancic and Brad Gorescki. The trio will be joined by 2 guest presenters each week. The 47-year-old has been a long-time producer on the show and agreed to follow in her late mother’s footsteps and also appear in front of the camera after Kathy Griffin quit as Joan’s replacement after just 7 episodes. The show returns August 31st with coverage of the “MTV Video Music Awards”.
– Bang Showbiz
★ Former Hollywood couple Antonio Banderas & Melanie Griffith have reportedly sold their Los Angeles property for a whopping $15.94 million, $10 million+ over what they paid for it. The 54-year-old actor and his 57-year-old estranged wife, who tied the knot in 1996, opted to sell the Hancock Park enclave after announcing their decision to divorce ‘in a loving and friendly manner’ a year ago. The property – which dates back to the 1920s – has reportedly been sold to Ted Sarandos, Chief Content Officer at Netflix.
★ Ashton Kutcher & Danny Masterson have signed on for a new Netflix comedy series, “The Ranch”, from the executive producers of Kutcher’s last show “Two-and-a-Half Men”. It’s described as a multi-camera comedy about a former pro football player who returns to Colorado to help run his family’s ranch business. Kutcher and Masterson previously worked together on the FOX-TV comedy “That 70’s Show” (1998-2006). The streaming service is eyeing a 20-episode order for the new show, to be released in two 10-episode batches in 2016.

• “Ballers” (HBO) – Sunday Dwayne Johnson stars in a new comedy as a retired football superstar who mentors current and former players in the business of the game.
• “BattleBots” (ABC) – Sunday robots do all the violent stuff we love, only no one gets hurt. The combat series returns 12 years after it exited Comedy Central for a new 6-episode run.
• “The Brink” (HBO) – Sunday Jack Black & Tim Robbins play government officials tasked with saving the planet from World War III in the debut of this new dark comedy series.
• “Celebrity Family Feud” (ABC) – Sunday the series premiere of a prime-time version of the popular daytime game show, only this time with celebrity families. Steve Harvey hosts.
• “A Deadly Adoption” (Lifetime) – Saturday in this made-for-TV movie, Will Ferrell & Kristen Wiig play a married couple who take in a young pregnant woman in hope of adopting her baby. Oddly, Ferrell tried to shelve the comedy/drama/thriller after it was completed. Is it a turkey?
• “Ellen DeGeneres Show” (syndicated/CTV2) – Today Walk the Moon “(Talking is Hard”). Rerun.
• “Good Morning America” (ABC) – Today Adam Lambert (“The Original High”) performs live.
• “Jimmy Kimmel Live” (ABC/CityTV) – Tonight Ryn Weaver (“The Fool”).
• “Killjoys” (SyFy/Space) – Tonight the debut of a new thriller TV series about a trio of ‘reclamation agents’ (interplanetary bounty hunters), from the producers of “Orphan Black”.
• “Last Call With Carson Daly” (NBC) – Tonight indie pop singer Genevieve (“Show Your Colors”). Rerun.
• “Live With Kelly & Michael” (syndicated/CTV) – Today Adam Lambert again.
• “Meredith Vieira Show” (syndicated) – Today Common (“Glory”). Rerun.
• “MuchMusic Video Awards” (MuchMusic) – Sunday the annual live gala in Toronto ON is once again hosted by Ed Sheeran. The Weeknd leads nominations with 6, followed by Shawn Mendes with 4. Performers include Jason Derulo, Nick Jonas, Walk Off the Earth and more.
• “Today” (NBC) – Today Nate Ruess (“Grand Romantic”) performs live.
• “True Detective” (HBO) – Sunday the acclaimed series is back for a 2nd season with a new story and cast. Set in Los Angeles, it stars Colin Farrell, Rachel McAdams, and Taylor Kitsch as detectives, and Vince Vaughn as a crime kingpin.
• “The View” (ABC/CTV) – Today Hilary Duff (“Breathe In. Breathe Out.”).
• Windy City LakeShake Festival (Chicago IL) – This new 3-day country festival on the Windy City shores of Lake Michigan features Brad Paisley, Dierks Bentley, and Florida Georgia Line.

• Deadmau5 – He’s taken legal action to try to prevent a stage show called “Deadmouse: The Musical” from premiering at the Toronto Fringe Arts Festival next month. The show centers on a mouse who wants to be a house DJ but is discriminated against for being a mouse.
• KISS – Currently in France as part of a world tour celebrating the band’s 40th anniversary, 65-year-old Gene Simmons tells AFP that ‘monetizing’ the brand is the key to success in the age of online music. To that end, there’s KISS mini-golf, KISS Limos, and a KISS Kruise.
• Little Big Town – They’re cancelling and rescheduling all shows through the end of July because Jimi Westbrook undergoes surgery next week to remove a polyp on a vocal cord.
• Madonna – She’s released her video for “Bitch, I’m Madonna” exclusively via Tidal. The star-studded clip features cameos by Beyoncé, Chris Rock, Diplo, Kanye West, Katy Perry, Miley Cyrus, Nicki Minaj, and Rita Ora.
• Mumford & Sons – Today & tomorrow their Gentlemen Of The Road ‘stopover’ series hits Waverly, Iowa with an eclectic group of acts onboard.
• Muse – The Brit rockers have debuted at #1 on the ‘Billboard 200’ chart for the first time ever with their latest album “Drones”.
• Rolling Stones – The new reissue of their classic album “Sticky Fingers” has debuted at #5 on the ‘Billboard 200’, coincidentally exactly the same as the original did way back in 1971.
• Sam Hunt – He’s returned to the top of the new ‘Billboard Country Albums’ chart with “Montevallo”.

• “Dope” ( R-Rated Indie Dramedy ): Life changes radically for a geek trying to survive in a tough neighborhood after a chance invitation to an underground party leads him and his friends into a Los Angeles adventure. One of the feature-film breakouts at this year’s Sundance Film Festival. Stars Shameik Moore, Tony Revolori, Kiersey Clemons, Kimberly Elise.
• “Inside Out” ( PG Animated Comedy ): Written & co-directed by “Up” creator Pete Docter, this new Pixar animation is about a girl who’s ruled by her emotions, all of whom we see as characters squabbling inside her brain. So we watch as ‘Joy’, ‘Anger’, ‘Disgust’, ‘Fear’, and ‘Sadness’ shape her days. Voice cast includes Amy Poehler, Lewis Black, Mindy Kaling.
• Opening in limited release: “Eden” (Music Drama); “Gabriel” (Thriller); “Infinitely Polar Bear” (Dramedy); “Manglehorn” (Drama); “The Overnight” (Comedy); and “The Tribe” (Crime Drama).

Sunday is “Tall Girl Appreciation Day”, honoring above-average females on the longest day of the year. A few of the indignities tall girls put up with …
• Boys always being shorter until the last year of high school.
• Being asked to stand at the back or kneel down in the front for class photos.
• Worrying if your blind date will be shorter than you.
• Having to wear flat shoes all the time.
• There’s no such thing as jeans that fit your waist perfectly and are also appropriate length; sleeves are never long enough; and dresses are always REALLY short.
• You have bad posture from crouching down to hear people and/or trying to appear shorter.
• You’re always asked to play basketball even if you don’t like it or aren’t any good at it.
• Complete strangers seem to need to tell you that you are tall. “Well hello up there!”
• Sitting on a plane where the person in front has the seat reclined all the way back.
• You’ve experienced that awkward period where you felt clunky and mannish next to all your tiny friends. This is known as … childhood.
– Adapted from

According to color therapists, different colors correlate to different moods. For example, deep red exemplifies ‘courage’, pink exudes ‘solace’, and plum is associated with ‘passion’. And since hands are great places to receive and transmit energy, the experts say nail polish is a great way to wear color that affects your mood. (Guy question: If your fingernail’s are black, is it from accidently hitting ’em with a hammer?)
– “W Magazine”

Rules preventing an artist’s songs being used by politicians without permission only apply to their use in actual campaign ads … not rallies, parades, etc.
– “Hollywood Reporter”


1962 [53] Paula Abdul, Van Nuys CA, TV personality (“So You Think You Can Dance?” 2015, “The X Factor” 2011, “American Idol” 2002-10)/pop singer (1988 Grammy-“Opposites Attract”)

1969 [46] Lara Spencer, Garden City NY, TV personality (“Good Morning America” since 2002)

1970 [45] Brian ‘Head’ Welch, Torrance CA, nu metal guitarist (KoRn-“Here to Stay”)

1975 [40] Poppy Montgomery, Sydney, Australia, TV actress (‘Carrie Wells’ on “Unforgettable” since 2011, “Without a Trace” 2002-09)

1975 [40] Hugh Dancy, Stoke-on-Trent UK, TV actor (‘Will Graham’ on “Hannibal” since 2013)/wed to actress Claire Danes since 2009

1978 [37] Zoe Saldana, Passaic NJ, movie actress (“Guardians Of the Galaxy”, “Avatar”)

1983 [32] Macklemore (Ben Haggerty), Seattle WA, rapper (Macklemore & Ryan Lewis-“Thrift Shop”)

Oldies singer Lionel Richie (“All Night Long”) is 66; Movie actor John Goodman (“Monuments Men”) is 63; Movie actress Nicole Kidman (“Grace of Monaco”) is 48; Bluegrass musician Dan Tyminski (Alison Krauss & Union Station) is 48; Moviemaker Robert Rodriguez (“Machete Kills”) is 47; Rock singer Chino Moreno (Deftones) is 42; Country drummer Chris Thompson (Eli Young Band) is 35; Pop-country-rock singer Grace Potter (“Wild Child”) is 32.

Classic rock drummer Joey Kramer (Aerosmith) is 65; Rock guitarist Nils Lofgren (E Street Band) is 64; Rock guitarist Mike Einziger (Incubus) is 39; Movie actor Chris Pratt (“Jurassic World”) is 36; Rock singer Brandon Flowers (The Killers) is 34; TV actor Jussie Smollett (“Empire”) is 33; UK’s Prince William is 33; Pop singer Lana Del Rey (“Summertime Sadness”) is 30.

• “Avon Heritage Duct Tape Festival”, the 12th 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 65th annual all-night golf tournament in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, possible because there’s 24 hours of daylight at the Summer Solstice.
• “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.
• “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?
• “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.

• “Midnight Sun Baseball Classic”, the 110th annual in Fairbanks, Alaska which begins at 10:30 pm without artificial lights, because these days Alaskans enjoy 22 hours of direct sunlight daily.
• “World Juggling Day”, observed annually on the Saturday closest to June 17th, created by the International Jugglers Association to spread the fun of juggling.
• “World Refugee Day”, first declared by the UN in 2001 as an expression of solidarity with Africa, which hosts the most refugees.

• “Atheists Solidarity Day”, a day of awareness when atheists are encouraged to be open about their lack of beliefs and not fear consequences. (Atheism is a non-prophet organization.)
• “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.
• “Go Skateboarding Day”, an unofficial annual holiday conceived by the International Association of Skateboard Companies to promote boarding.
• “International Surfing Day”, an environmentally-conscious observance that celebrates the sport of surfing, the surfing lifestyle, and the sustainability of ocean resources.
• “International Day of Yoga”, the 2nd annual proclaimed by the UN to celebrate the physical, mental and spiritual practice that originated over 6000 years ago in India.
• “National Aboriginal Day” in Canada, observed since 1996 to recognize and celebrate the cultures of First Nations, Inuit, and Métis peoples and their contributions to the country.
• “Summer Solstice”, as Northern Hemisphere Summer officially kicks off at 12:38 pm EDT. Daylight lasts from 12 hours, 8 minutes at the equator to the full 24 hours at the Arctic Circle.
• “World Handshake Day” … but only after you use your hand sanitizer, OK?
• “World Humanist Day”, a day for spreading awareness of Humanism as a means to affect change. Humanism is a philosophy that promotes human reason, ethics, and justice.

2013 [02] Former “Sopranos” star James Gandolfini dies of a heart attack at age 51 in Rome, Italy

1965 [50] “Yesterday” is recorded and mastered during this week 50 years ago, the first Beatles song recorded solo (by Paul McCartney) without the other band members (temporarily titled “Scrambled Eggs”, McCartney says the melody came to him in a dream)

1910 [115] ‘Fathers Day’ is 1st proclaimed by the mayor of Spokane, Washington at the request of one Louise Smart Dodd

2012 [03] WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange requests asylum at the Ecuador Embassy in London, fearing extradition to the US after publication of classified documents (he’s still there!)

2014 [01] US Patent & Trademark office cancels ‘Washington Redskins’ trademark, ruling that the name is ‘offensive to Native Americans’ (there’s been pressure for years to change names)

[Mon] Global Smurfs Day
[Mon] Stupid Guy Thing Day
[Tues] International Widows Day
[Tues] Pink Flamingo Lawn Ornaments Day
[Tues] Runners Selfie Day
This Week Is … Appreciate Your Plumbing, Heating & Cooling Professional Week
This Month Is … Rebuild Your Life Month


• Putting on last year’s swimsuit requires Vaseline and a shoe-horn.
• You’re still trying to untangle the Christmas lights from the weed whacker.
• You used all your bikini wax to polish your skis during the winter.
• Your belly has more rolls than Sara Lee.
• Still hungover from Spring Break.
• Your nickname down at the fitness club … ‘Chicken Legs’.

☎ What sound most exemplifies Summer to you? (Get your SFX library ready!)

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