Tuesday, June 2, 2015        Edition: #5464

Ahhhh, It’s Your Daily Bovine Colonic!

★ Bruce Jenner has landed an upcoming cover for “Vanity Fair”, the first print photoshoot and interview since the former Olympian revealed plans to transition from male-to-female. Famed photographer Annie Leibovitz will shoot Jenner as a woman – a first for the celebrity athlete who has posed for his share of magazine covers over the years, from “Sports Illustrated” to “GQ”. Jenner’s “Vanity Fair” pictorial is expected to hit stands this Summer, just as he chronicles his new life as a woman in an 8-part docu-series on E!
– TheWrap.com
★ Fashion designer Oscar De La Renta has left the bulk of his estate to his wife of 25 years. The design legend passed away last October at age 82, and details of his will have just now emerged. His widow Annette inherits the majority of his $26-million fortune including a $13-million Park Avenue apartment in NYC, a $2.8-million Connecticut mansion, a property in the Dominican Republic, as well as all his belongings. A chunk of his fortune was put in trust for her 3 children and his only child, an adopted son named Moises.
– “New York Post”
★ Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department has confirmed a manhunt is in progress to find actress Mila Kunis’ convicted stalker, who’s escaped from a psychiatric facility. Stuart Dunn pleaded no contest to a stalking charge in 2013 after he was accused of breaking into Kunis’ home as well as showing up at her gym, thereby violating a restraining order. He was placed in a mental health facility in Pomona CA, but the 30-year-old made an unauthorized departure Saturday night. Kunis has been notified of the escape.
– ContactMusic.com
★ And Jennifer Lopez has just put the California mansion she purchased while married to Marc Anthony on the market for $17 million. The “On the Floor” hitmaker and the salsa star split in 2013, but she has kept the sprawling Hidden Hills property ever since purchasing it in 2010.  Located in a gated neighborhood near Kanye West & Kim Kardashian, the 9-bedroom, 13-bathroom mansion includes a pavilion, movie theater, recording studio, dance studio, and gym. She’s listed it at $9 million more than what she paid for it.
– WENN.com

• “America’s Got Talent” (NBC/CityTV) – Variety acts continue to audition in hope of making it to the next round.
• “Last Call With Carson Daly” (NBC) – San Fermin (“Jackrabbit”).
• “Late Night With Seth Meyers” (NBC/CTV) – Jon Theodore (Queens Of the Stone Age).
• “Meredith Vieira Show” (syndicated) – Jason Derulo (“Everything Is 4”). See ‘BS Music Notes’.
• “Pretty Little Liars” (ABC Family) – The Season 6 debut. When we last saw them, they were dressed in orange, staring at the walls of a prison from which they thought they had escaped.
• “Royal Pains” (USA) – Season 7 returns to the Hamptons in NY where ‘Hank Lawson’ (Mark Feuerstein) serves as a concierge doctor to the uber-rich.
• “Stitchers” (ABC Family) – Series debut of a mystery drama starring Emma Ishta as a young woman hired to ‘stitch’ the memories of the recently deceased in order to solve crimes.
• “The Talk” (CBS) – Sheppard (“Bombs Away”).
• “Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” (NBC/CTV2) – Florence & the Machine (“How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful”). See below.

• Enrique Iglesias – He’s recovering after he slashed fingers on a drone during his weekend concert in Tijuana, Mexico. The drone is used to get crowd shots during the show. Enrique tried to grab it to give the audience a ‘Point of View’ shot and apparently fumbled the catch.
• Florence + The Machine – Today they release their 3rd album, “How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful”. Florence Welch says the new album became about by trying to learn how to live and how to love in the world rather than trying to escape from it.
• Iggy Azalea – It’s official, she’s cancelled her tour. Back in March the Aussie rapper postponed her “The Great Escape Tour” until the Fall. Now, she’s cancelled the dates entirely. There’ll be a new tour planned around her new record to be released in 2016.
• Jason Derulo – His 4th album, aptly titled “Everything Is 4”, is out today. It features guest appearances by Jennifer Lopez, K Michelle, Keith Urban, Meghan Trainor, and Stevie Wonder.
• Kanye West – A promo teaser for “Keeping Up With the Kardashians” has revealed that Kim K is pregnant with baby #2. So North West is going to get a younger brother or sister. Will that be South or East West?
• Mariah Carey – She’s revealed in radio interviews in Australia that a special reissue of her classic 1994 album “Merry Christmas” is on the way later this year.
• Mumford & Sons – Their North American tour in support of the new 3rd album, “Wilder Man”, opens tonight in Brooklyn NY. It runs through August 22nd in Salida CO.
• Rolling Stones – Rumor has it they may perform at Knebworth this August, the Hertfordshire UK park where they played for more than 120,000 fans 40 years ago. That 1976 concert is widely recognized as one of their most iconic gigs. So far, there’s no official confirmation.
• Taylor Swift – Her “1989 World Tour” is playing over 75 shows throughout Asia, North America, Europe and Australia but in a recent interview with the BBC, she says a pop star’s life isn’t as tough as it may seem. Quote: “Sometimes I really don’t think it’s that hard at all.”

Out today on DVD, Netflix, Google Play and/or other video providers …
• “Focus” ( R-Rated Crime Comedy ): In this tale of ex-lovers and double-crossing con artists, Will Smith stars as a veteran con-man whose latest scheme is thrown for a loop when a woman from his past shows up, now an accomplished femme fatale. Co-stars Margot Robbie, Rodrigo Santoro, Adrian Martinez.
• “Jupiter Ascending” ( PG-13 Sci-Fi Thriller ): Written & directed by the Wachowski siblings, this pic is framed as a ‘space opera’. Mila Kunis stars as a struggling janitor who is shocked to learn from a galactic warrior (Channing Tatum) that her fate can change the universe. Co-stars Sean Bean and breakthrough actor Eddie Redmayne (“The Theory of Everything”).
• “McFarland, USA” ( PG Sports Drama ): In this inspirational drama from director Niki Caro (“Whale Rider”, “North Country”), a cross country coach in a small California town transforms a team of athletes into championship contenders. Stars Kevin Costner, Maria Bello, Ramiro Rodriguez, Carlos Pratts.
• “REM By MTV” ( NR Documentary ): Released as part of the larger “REMTV” box set in 2014, it gets a stand-alone release today. The feature-length doc compiles decades of footage to tell the group’s story from its college-rock infancy up through its peak “Losing My Religion” period, and then the group’s eventual breakup in 2011.
• “The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water” ( PG Animated Adventure ): In this follow-up to the long-running TV series and 2004 movie, SpongeBob leaves Bikini Bottom on a quest to discover a stolen recipe that takes him to our physical, non-animated world, where he tangles with a pirate. Voice cast includes Antonio Banderas, Bill Fagerbakke, Tom Kenny.
• Also released today: “Falling Skies: The Complete 4th Season” (TV); “Justified: The Complete Final Season” (TV); “Parks & Recreation: The Farewell Season” (TV); “Pretty Little Liars: The Complete 5th Season” (TV); “Rectify: The Complete 2nd Season” (TV); “Rizzoli & Isles: The Complete 5th Season” (TV); “Smiling Through the Apocalypse: Esquire in the 60s” (Documentary); and “The Wire: The Complete Series BLU-RAY” (Classic TV).

There’s no denying that affairs happen – a lot – and this new survey by YouGov reveals the cold hard truth about who men & women are doing the nasty with …
Friend … 53%
Work colleague … 32%
Stranger … 9%
Ex-partner … 14%
No-one specific … 10%
Neighbor … 3%
Someone of the same sex … 5%
A partner’s relative … 0%
Friend … 32%
Work colleague … 44%
Stranger … 27%
Ex-partner … 9%
No-one specific … 11%
Neighbor … 13%
Someone of the same sex … 9%
A partner’s relative … 5%
– Condensed from “Metro”

Yesterday the city of Paris, France began removing all the ‘love locks’ from the Pont des Arts bridge near the Louvre. For years, couples touring the City of Love have written their names on padlocks, blanketed Paris’ bridges with them, and then thrown the keys in the River Seine. The popular fad is said to symbolize undying love. However, officials say the practice has become dangerous. Part of the Pont des Arts actually collapsed under the weight of the locks last year. So now almost a million padlocks, weighing 45 tons, are being cut off and the metal railings are being covered with padlock-proof glass panels that are easy to clean of graffiti. Other bridges at risk will also eventually get the treatment. (Zut alors! 5 million couples are about to break up!)
– “Wall Street Journal”

✓ Fertilizer – Coke can actually improve the quality of compost.
✓ Loosening Bolts – Pour some Coke on rusty bolts and try undoing them a little later.
✓ Stomach Pain – Drink some flat Coke slowly.
✓ Grease Stains – Just add some Coke to the wash cycle. Works for blood stains too!
✓ Cleaning Pots – Pour in some Coke and cook it for an hour on low heat. Wipe it down.
✓ Skunk Odor – If your pet gets sprayed, try giving it a Coke bath.
✓ Window Cleaning – It’s actually super-effective for getting bug stains off your windshield.
✓ Hair Lightening – If you accidentally dyed your hair too dark, a little Coke will lighten it up.
✓ Curling Hair – Pour some flat Coke on it for a few minutes and then rinse it off.
✓ Pool Cleaning – Pour a 2-L bottle of Coke into the pool and let it filter out.
(Knowing all this, do you really want to drink the stuff?)
– KitchenDaily.com

Professional dog walkers in the UK are now earning an average of £26,500 ($40,000+), more than the average medical nurse.
– “The Times”


1941 [74] Charlie Watts, London UK, classic rock drummer (Rolling Stones)/Rock & Roll Hall of Fame (1989)

1952 [63] Gary Bettman, Queens NY, NHL commissioner since 1993/former NBA executive

1961 [54] Liam Cunningham, Dublin, Ireland, TV actor (‘Davos Seaworth’ on “Game of Thrones” since 2012)

1972 [43] Wayne Brady, Orlando FL, TV personality (“Whose Line Is It Anyway?” 2013-present/1998-2006, “Let’s Make a Deal” since 2009, “Don’t Forget the Lyrics!” 2007-09)

1977 [38] Zachary Quinto, Pittsburgh PA, movie actor (‘Spock’ in “Star Trek” movies)/TV actor (“American Horror Story: Asylum” 2012-13, “Heroes” 2006-10)

1980 [35] Fabrizio Moretti, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, rock drummer-vocalist (The Strokes-“Under Cover of Darkness”, “Juicebox”)

1986 [29] ZZ Ward, Abington PA, adult alternative singer-songwriter (“Last Love Song”, “365 Days”)

• “Bubba Day”, honoring those formally named or just informally called ‘Bubba’. (We’re betting most of ’em live in ‘Dixie’.)

• “Festa della Repubblica” (‘Republic Day’) in Italy, which commemorates the birth of the Repubblica Italiana and the end of its days as a monarchy.

• “Rocky Road Day”, saluting the ice cream flavor that’s made with chocolate ice cream, nuts, and marshmallows. Mmm, do me!

• “Strawberry Moon”, the Full Moon of June, named for the relatively short strawberry season.

• “Yell Fudge At the Cobras in North America Day”. To keep the poisonous snakes off the continent, you’re supposed to go outdoors at noon and yell ‘fudge!’ Seems to be working.

1953 [62] Coronation of 27-year-old Queen Elizabeth II, one of the first international news events given live minute-by-minute TV coverage (she’ll overtake Queen Victoria as Britain’s longest-reigning monarch as of September 9th this year)

2000 [15] Tim McGraw is named ‘Father of the Year’ by the National Fatherhood Institute

2003 [12] European Space Agency’s 1st voyage to another planet as the ‘Mars Express’ probe is launched from the space center in Kazakhstan

2004 [11] Contestant Ken Jennings begins his record 74-game winning streak on TV game show “Jeopardy!”

[Wed] “Entourage” opens in movie theaters
[Wed] “Archie Comics” final edition
[Thurs] “Hannibal” season debut (NBC)
[Fri] “Insidious: Chapter 3”; “Spy” open in movie theaters
[Sat] Belmont Stakes (Queens NY)
[Sun] Tony Awards (NYC)
This Week Is … Business Etiquette Week
This Month Is … International Surf Music Month


What’s the most inventive yard sale sign you’ve seen? A sampling of real signs spotted …
✓ “Is it a Yard Sale or a Really Inexpensive Department Store?”
✓ “Hoarder’s Paradise”
✓ “Our Husbands Are Making Us Sell Stuff Yard Sale.”
✓ “Going to Jail Sale”
✓ “Garage Sale. You will be like, “Shut up and take my money.”
✓ “Spoiled Kid Sale”
✓ “Dead Peoples’ Things For Sale”
✓ “Crap You May Need!”
✓ “Divorce Sale. Anything not sold will be burned to a crisp.”
✓ “OMG, Becky! Look At That Sale … It’s So Big!”
– Sourced from List 25.com

☎ At what age and after how many job moves did you find ‘job contentment’? (Results of a poll in “The Independent”: Age 32 and 3 job moves. Most important factor – an easy commute.)

Which critters serenade their mates, using leaves to transmit their courtship song?
a. Squirrels.
b. Caterpillars.
c. Spiders. [CORRECT]
– BBC Science

I don’t work here. I’m a consultant.

Question: According to a poll, the age at which women should stop wearing THESE is 52.
Answer: High heels.

Two CAN live as cheaply as one … but for half as long.

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