Tuesday, June 27, 2017 – Edition: #6005

More From the Sheethouse!

“The Bull Sheet” is off for a camping holiday July 3-7 inclusive. Subscribers will receive account credits for missed service days.

★ Wonder Woman’s star continues to shine brightly: It’s now the highest-grossing live-action film directed by a woman worldwide. Director Patty Jenkins, who previously won an Oscar for 2003’s Monster, the DC Extended Universe film has so far earned $635 million worldwide, surpassing Phyllida Lloyd’s Mamma Mia! ($609.8 million).
★ An update on last week’s reports that ‘Wonder Woman’ Gal Gadot was paid a paltry $300,000 to star in the blockbuster.  Many media outlets reported the figure in comparison to Justice League counterpart Henry Cavill, who played Superman in 2013’s ‘Man of Steel’.   Deadspin is reporting that Warner Bros actually agreed to double Gadot’s pay to around $600,000 before her movie began production. Add in the bonus checks she already has earned once Wonder Woman became a global blockbuster, and her payday is already in the multiple seven figures.  Deadspin also states that Cavill actually got a comparable amount, certainly under $1M, to play Superman, a far cry from the $14M reported.
★ Reports are that Tommy Lee Jones is close to signing on for Brad Pitt’s upcoming sci-fi epic ‘Ad Astra’.  Pitt will play an autistic space engineer on the hunt for his father who left earth to seek extra-terrestrial life. Jones will reportedly play the father. (Tommy Lee Jones as Brad Pitt’s father….do you buy it?)
-Toronto Sun
★ Josh Duhamel trained with the Navy SEALS and signed up for yoga classes to prepare for ‘Transformers: The Last Knight’. He points out that when he started in the role, he was 34, and now at 44, he is much more prone to injury.  He concentrated on strength training, plus yoga for flexibility.  Duhamel says it paid off, because he got through it without injury. (Megatron, however, was not so lucky…)
★ The looming vote in the U.S. on the controversial Senate Republicans’ health care bill has motivated Hollywood to chime in.  A-listers Jennifer Lawrence, Jon Hamm and Lena Dunham, joined a plethora of 25 more celebrities including Aubrey Plaza, Padma Lakshmi, Suki Waterhouse, Elisabeth Moss, Spike Jonze, Amy Poehler and Brie Larson to create a video supporting Planned Parenthood. In the opening frame, superimposed text reads ‘these famous faces want to help you reach your representative.’
★ Prince Harry says he almost quit royal life for good. The 32-year-old prince has admitted in a ‘Newsweek’ interview that he ”wanted out” of public service and considered stepping out of the spotlight and giving up his title but he eventually decided to stay out of loyalty to his grandmother, Queen Elizabeth. According to the Prince, he spent many years kicking his heels and he didn’t want to grow up.  He says he eventually pulled his head out of the sand, and decided to use his role for good.

• “Jimmy Kimmel Live” (ABC/Global): Mandy Moore, Jerrod Carmichael, Bebe Rexha featuring Lil Wayne ( R )
• “The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon” (NBC/CTV): Steve Carell, Lily Collins, Sheryl Crow
• “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” (CBS/Global): Eric Stonestreet, John McEnroe, Lillie Mae
• “Late Night with Seth Meyers” (NBC/CTV): Tom Holland, Joy Behar, the Lumineers, Sam Fogarino
• “Late Late Show with James Corden” (CBS/CTV): Ludacris, Elisabeth Moss, Eugenio Derbez, the Head and the Heart ( R )
• “Last Call with Carson Daly” (NBC/CTV): Madchen Amick, Strand of Oaks, Maggie Maye ( R )
• “The Daily Show with Trevor Noah” (Comedy): Whoopi Goldberg ( R )
• “Conan” (TBS/Comedy): Patrick Stewart, Jerrod Carmichael, Kurt Braunohler ( R )
• “Watch What Happens Live” (Bravo): Scott Wolf, Neve Campbell
• “The View” (ABC/CTV): Neil deGrasse Tyson
• “Live with Kelly and Ryan” (ABC/CTV): Justin Hartley, Peter Gros, James Blunt, guest co-host Busy Philipps
• “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” (NBC/CTV): Chris Evans, Mckenna Grace, Drew Barrymore ( R )
• “Wendy Williams” (FOX): La La Anthony
• “Harry” (NBC/CTV): Kathryn Hahn, Steve Aoki, Katherine Berman & Sophie LaMontagne ( R )
• “The Real” (FOX): Adrienne Bailon & Israel Houghton’s wedding, guest co-host Monica ( R )
• “The Bachelorette” (ABC)
• “America’s Got Talent” (NBC): “Auditions 5″
• World of Dance” (NBC): The Duels 2. The top qualifying acts choose a rival and face off in a head-to-head elimination duel.

• Axl Rose – A London London party attended by the Guns N’ Roses singer and Tom Jones(!) was shut down by officials at 6am.  The two stars were among guests at a hotel party which was scheduled to finish at 3am but two council noise officers reportedly arrived following complaints from neighbours, with guests eventually leaving the venue at 6am.
(Guns N’ Jonses?)
• Foo Fighters – Frontman Dave Grohl dropped the f-bomb repeatedly on stage at Glastonbury to outdo Adele, who was revealed to have sworn 33 times during her 2016 set. Grohl had been warned about using profanity during the televised broadcast of the music festival, so he deliberately lead the crowd in a foul-mouthed song to surpass the 33 curses used Adele onstage last year.
• One Direction – Louis Tomlinson admits he wasn’t keen for the group to go on hiatus. The timing was particularly hard for Louis because he felt he’d finally found his feet as a performer.
• Imagine Dragons – frontman Dan Reynolds has been baring his soul on Twitter. He released two lengthy notes to fans about depression, his marriage and his band’s new album ‘Evolve’.
• Dierks Bentley – his 3-year-old son, Knox recently broke his arm after a nasty fall while they were on tour. Bentley says that Knox was jumping from a loft in a rented house, and expected his grandfather would catch him.  Apparently nobody told Grandpa!
• Brad Paisley – his Netflix one-hour comedy special, “Brad Paisley’s Comedy Rodeo,” will debut on Aug. 15. The show includes comedians Nate Bargatze, John Heffron, Jon Reep, Sarah Tiana and Mike E. Winfield. David Hasselhoff and Reba McEntire make special appearances.

Coming out on DVD, Netflix, Google Play and/or other video providers:
• “Power Rangers” (PG-13, Action/Adventure): A group of high-school students who are infused with unique superpowers, harness their abilities in order to save the world. (Dacre Montgomery, Naomi Scott, RJ Cyler)
• “CHIPS” (R-Rated, Comedy/Action): A rookie officer is teamed with a hardened pro at the California Highway Patrol, though the newbie soon learns his partner is really an undercover Fed investigating a heist that may involve some crooked cops. (Michael Peña, Dax Shepard, Vincent D’Onofrio)
• “T2 Trainspotting” (R-Rated, Drama): After 20 years abroad, Mark Renton returns to Scotland and reunites with his old friends Sick Boy, Spud, and Begbie. (Ewan McGregor, Ewen Bremner, Jonny Lee Miller)
• “The Autopsy of Jane Doe” (R-Rated, Horror): A father and son, both coroners, are pulled into a complex mystery while attempting to identify the body of a young woman, who was apparently harboring dark secrets. (Brian Cox, Emile Hirsch, Ophelia Lovibond)
• “Berlin Syndrome” (R-Rated, Drama/Mystery): A passionate holiday romance leads to an obsessive relationship when an Australian photojournalist wakes one morning in a Berlin apartment and is unable to leave. (Teresa Palmer, Max Riemelt, Matthias Habich)
• “Absolutely Anything” (Not Rated, Comedy): As an experiment, a group of eccentric aliens bestow a human being with the power to do absolutely anything. (Simon Pegg, Kate Beckinsale, Sanjeev Bhaskar)
• “Grey Lady” (R-Rated, Drama/Mystery): A Boston police officer goes to Nantucket to investigate the murder of his partner, but he finds more than he bargained for. (Eric Dane, Natalie Zea, Amy Madigan)

Have you ever been sitting around the campfire or working in the yard and felt that the mosquitos are particularly attracted to….you?  You just may be right!  Health experts believe mosquitoes actually do prefer certain types of people. Here are a few factors that may make you ‘Mosquito Bait.’:
✓ Pregnancy – Pregnant women exhale more carbon dioxide, which attracts mosquitoes.
(And she said she didn’t feel attractive when she was pregnant!)
✓ Exercise – After a run outside, expect to get a few mosquito bites. The’s because they are attracted to lactic acid, the compound produced after exercising.  (Avoid yardwork–reason #29!)
✓ Alcohol – Drinkers are more attractive to mosquitoes because alcohol raises our body temperature, and mosquitoes zero-in on warm bodies. (But at least you don’t feel it!)
✓ Clothing Color – Mosquitoes navigate with smell but also vision. Red, black, and dark blue stand out to them. (They are also attracted to those WITHOUT clothing….trust me on that one!)
✓ Type O Blood – According to a study, people with Type O blood are 83 percent more likely to get bitten by mosquitos. Typically, people with Type A have the lowest risk.
(When I go outside, I can hear mosquitos ringing the dinner bell!)

You may not think that the words ‘workout’ and ‘perfume’ go together…unless you have a male teenager who tends to choose a healthy dose of ‘Axe’ body spray over a post-exercise shower.  But according to the perfume subscription service Scentbird.com, one of the top new searches is for “workout fragrances.”  The idea is that users not only want to choose a pleasant scent, but also one that helps them get ‘pumped’ to work out. So here is what you should be looking for when picking a ‘workout perfume’:

○ Roll With it:  Most fragrance sprays are alcohol-based and tend to have more wafting power (plus they can linger on clothing). Try an oil, which rolls directly onto your skin.  It also is less likely to choke up the poor dude doing cardio next to you.

○ Stick to Citrus: For energy, try fruity or herbal scents.  These are also less noticeable to sensitive noses.  Avoid heavy scents, which are more distracting.

○ Be Courteous:  Apply it 20 minutes before exercising so the most potent top notes can dissipate. This is particularly important for confined areas, like a yoga studio.
(These sound a whole lot better than the ‘traditional’ workout scent…)
(When selecting a scent for motivation, I’m much more inclined to go with ‘pizza’!
-Women’s Health


1949 [68] Vera Wang, New York City, NY, fashion designer (Recognized for her haute couture wedding gown designs and for her relationships with celebrities)

1966 [51] JJ (Jeffrey Jacob) Abrams, NYC, movie producer-director (“Star Wars: The Force Awakens”, “Mission: Impossible” films)

1975 [42] Tobey Maguire, Santa Monica CA, movie actor (“The Great Gatsby”, “Spider-Man” films)

1984 [33] Khloé Kardashian, LA CA, reality TV personality (“Keeping Up With the Kardashians” since 2007)/sister of Kourtney, Kim, and Rob Kardashian

1986 [31] Samuel Claflin, Ipswich UK, movie actor (‘Finnick Odair’ in “Hunger Games” films, “Pirates Of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides”)

1996 [21] Lauren Jauregui, Miami FL, pop singer (Fifth Harmony-“Work From Home”, “Worth It”)

1999 [18] Chandler Riggs, Atlanta GA, TV actor (‘Carl Grimes’ on “The Walking Dead” since 2010)

• “Canadian Multiculturalism Day”, an opportunity to celebrate the country’s diversity and to appreciate contributions of various multicultural groups and communities to Canadian society.
WEB:  https://www.canada.ca/en/canadian-heritage/campaigns/celebrate-canada-days/multiculturalism-day/activities.html

• “Pineapple Day”,  whether you’re eating a pineapple upside down cake or sipping a piña colada, make sure to celebrate this day of pineapples in some way!  (Fun Fact: Pineapples were such a status symbol in 18th century England that you could rent one for the evening to take to a party.)

• “Decide to Be Married Day”, focusing on the joys of the ball-and-chain. (Please note: This is not a decision that one can make independently). (Ask listeners for advantages to being married that you rarely hear about.) (See today’s Random Joke)

• “HIV Testing Day”, an annual campaign by the National Association of People with AIDS to encourage at-risk individuals to receive voluntary HIV counselling and testing.

• “Industrial Workers Of the World Day”, to draw attention to workers in manufacturing and their importance in producing the goods that we consume and rely on. (Thank-you, China.)

• “PTSD Awareness Day”, designed to bring greater awareness to the issue of post-traumatic stress disorder. (For many, it’s the unwanted payback for doing their ‘patriotic duty’.)

2006 [11] “Superman Returns” opens in movie theaters, starring Brandon Routh, Kate Bosworth, and Kevin Spacey

2002 [15] Bassist John Entwistle of The Who dies in Las Vegas NV at age 57 of a heart attack induced by cocaine

2015 [02] Chris Squire, English bass guitarist, singer, and songwriter for the rock group Yes, dies of leukemia at age 67 in Phoenix AZ

2008 [09] Bill Gates begins focusing full-time on charity work, resigning from Microsoft

2005 [12] At age 46, Julio Franco of the Atlanta Braves becomes ‘Oldest MLB Baseball Player to Hit a Grand Slam’ (vs Florida Marlins)

[Wed] Tapioca Day
[Wed] Body Piercing Day
[Thurs] Handshake Day
[Thurs] Camera Day
[Thurs] Waffle Iron Day


• Laughing 100 times is equivalent to 15 minutes of exercise on a stationary bicycle.
• Shopping releases endorphins that temporarily reduce stress, boost self-esteem, and moderate pain.
• Men who grow beards easily and earlier in life are more likely to go bald.
• The darker the color of the alcoholic drink, the worse your hangover will be.
• If you are average, it would take one month of every year to read all the “terms and conditions” statements that you have accepted.
-What the F Facts

• The only reason I would take up jogging is so that I could hear heavy breathing
• I have to exercise early in the morning before my brain figures out what I am doing.
• I like long walks, especially when they are taken by people who annoy me.
• I have flabby thighs, but fortunately my stomach covers them.
• The advantage of exercising every day is that you die healthier.
• If you are going to try cross country skiing, start with a small country.
• I don’t exercise. If God meant for us to touch our toes, he would have put them
further up our body.
• I don’t jog – it makes the ice jump right out of my glass.
• My grandmother started walking 5 miles a day when she was 60. She is now 97 and we
don’t know where the hell she is.

A Marriage certificate is just another word for a work permit.

• One in ten married couples has just one of THESE, but both spouses use it. What is it?
a. A Barbecue
b. A DVR
C. A Facebook page [CORRECT]

• In a magazine poll, 27% of women say they want THIS before their big wedding day.
a. To have their teeth whitened. [CORRECT]
b. One last girls’ night out.
c. A wild night of passion with someone other than their fiancé.

☎What one concept would you like the opposite sex to finally understand?
> Shopping is a chore, not an activity.
> Don’t be afraid to ditch the makeup. Natural is sexier.
> We don’t mind being told we look good. Just don’t call it a ‘cute outfit’.
> When women talk, listen. It shows us that you care.
> Be protective, not possessive.
> The quickest and easiest way to lose a women is to lie to her. Be honest.

Question:  Around 60% of drivers have this in their car, but don’t use it. What is it?
Answer: A Cassette player

Friends are people who you can be quiet with.

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