Tuesday, June 3, 2014       Edition: #5232

Our Sheet Don’t Stink!

★ 28-year-old Robert Pattinson is reportedly the favorite to take over from Harrison Ford in the rebooted “Indiana Jones” movie franchise, but he’ll reportedly have to duke it out with the likes of Chris Hemsworth, Channing Tatum, Chris Pine, and Kellan Lutz to win the role. An insider says Disney is hoping to launch 2 movies within a 3-year period, with filming planned to begin in 2016.
– TheSun.co.uk
★ “Anchorman” director Adam McKay has pulled out of negotiations to direct “Ant-Man”. He was considered frontrunner to replace Edgar Wright on the Marvel superhero movie, but now he too has decided to opt out. Even so the film, starring Paul Rudd, Michael Douglas, and Evangeline Lilly, is still scheduled to hit theaters sometime next year.
– ContactMusic.com
★ Bryan Cranston will reprise his role as ‘Walter White’. An inside source says the 58-year-old former star of AMC’s “Breaking Bad”, will ‘definitely’ return in the new spin-off “Better Call Saul” despite his character being killed off in the show’s finalé last year. The new program will feature lots of time-shifting, enabling plenty of opportunities for ‘Walter White’ to resurface.
– HollywoodLife.com
★ And a new report suggests that the producers of the ‘James Bond’ films are looking at Amber Heard or Blake Lively to become the next ‘Bond girl’. The role is described as ‘a Scandinavian woman who has a good heart but a troubled past’. Shooting begins this November with both star Daniel Craig and director Sam Mendes back for the new installment.
– “Star Magazine”

• “America’s Got Talent” (NBC/CityTV) – More hopefuls from across the country audition for the judges.
• “Conan” (TBS/CTV) – Twin Shadow (“Confess”).
• “Ellen DeGeneres Show” (syndicated/CTV2) – Ed Sheeran (“x” [read as “times”], out June 23rd).
• “Last Call With Carson Daly” (NBC) – Tokyo Police Club (“Forcefield”).
• “Late Night With Seth Meyers” (NBC/CTV2) – Bastille (“All This Bad Blood”).
• “Late Show With David Letterman” (CBS/Omni1) – Spanish Gold (“South of Nowhere”).
• “Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” (NBC/CTV2) – Soundgarden (“Superunknown” 20th anniversary reissue, out today).

• Carrie Underwood – Less than a week after they sang “Somethin’ Bad” together at the Billboard Music Awards, Miranda Lambert gifted her with … a motorcycle. Underwood says motorcycle driving lessons are now on her agenda.
• Chris Brown – Even though he’s been released from jail early this week, he’s not out of the woods yet. The 25-year-old is still facing assault charges in Washington DC over an unprovoked altercation last October. A hearing is scheduled for June 25th.
• Corey Hart – Tonight the 1980s pop star (“Sunglasses at “Night”, “Never Surrender”) finally plays his farewell concert at the Bell Centre in Montréal QC, dubbed “One Night: Three Decades of Music”. The original date, May 31st, was postponed due to the NHL playoffs.
• 50 Cent – Today he releases “Animal Ambition: An Untamed Desire to Win”, his 1st album since parting ways with Dr Dre, Eminem, and his longtime G-Unit posse. The album is said to be a prelude to his next and more commercial album, “Street King Immortal”, due later in 2014.
• Interpol – Tonight in New Haven CT they begin their first series of US shows in 3 years. The tour also includes slots at major festivals such as Austin City Limits, Governor’s Ball, and Lollapalooza.
• Led Zeppelin – Today the much-anticipated reissue of their entire catalogue of 9 albums begins with the first 3: “Led Zeppelin” (1969), “Led Zeppelin II” (1969), and “Led Zeppelin III” (1970). Each has been remastered by guitarist-producer Jimmy Page.
• Melissa Etheridge – The 53-year-old wed partner Linda Wallem, co-creator of the TV series “Nurse Jackie”, in Montecito CA on Saturday. They began dating in 2010. Etheridge has a new album scheduled for release in September.
• Miley Cyrus – LAPD are still searching for a man and a woman who scaled a fence and got inside her San Fernando Valley CA home last Friday. The burglars got away with an unspecified amount of jewelry as well as Miley’s 2014 Maserati.
• Miranda Lambert – Today she releases her 5th album, “Platinum”, follow-up to 2011’s “Four the Record”. Platinum, she says, represents a lifestyle for her – it’s the color of her hair, her wedding ring, and her Airstream trailer. A tour in support of the release begins July 10th.
• Pharrell Williams – Tonight he’s featured on the live-streaming concert series “American Express Unstaged”, a partnership between Vevo and YouTube. He’s playing a special show at NYC’s Apollo Theater which is being directed by Spike Lee.
NET: http://tinyurl.com/meeu6p3
• Psy – The South Korean pop phenomenon has a new YouTube record; his “Gangnam Style” has now surpassed the 2 billion views mark. Justin Bieber’s “Baby” is the only other video in the billion-plus views club. Psy’s mega-hit was first uploaded to YouTube in July 2012.

Out today on DVD, Netflix, Google Play and/or other video providers …
• “In the Blood” ( R-Rated Action Thriller ): Gina Carano stars as a trained fighter whose new husband (Cam Gigandet) vanishes during their Caribbean honeymoon. Armed with a deadly set of skills she sets out to take down the men responsible for his abduction, one by one.
• “RoboCop” (  PG-13 Sci-Fi Thriller ): In 2028 Detroit, when a husband, father, and good cop (Joel Kinnaman) is critically injured in the line of duty, multinational conglomerate ‘OmniCorp’ sees their chance to develop a part-man, part-robot police officer. Co-stars Gary Oldman, Michael Keaton, Abbie Cornish. Remake of the 1987 film starring Peter Weller.
• “Son of God” ( PG-13 Drama ): Prolific producer Mark Burnett (“Survivor”) put this film together in the wake of the success of his Emmy-nominated mini-series “The Bible”. The 10-hour mini-series has been edited down to a 2-hour film. Portuguese actor Diogo Morgado plays the title role, which earned him the online nickname of ‘Hot Jesus’.
• Also released today: “Adventures of Batman: The Complete Series” (Animation); “Breaking Bad: The Complete Series” (TV); “Cousin Jules” (Documentary); “Curious George: The Complete 7th Season” (Animation); “Falling Skies: The Complete 3rd Season” (TV); “Graceland: Season 1” (TV); “New Adventures of Superman: Season 2 & 3” (Animation); “Pretty Little Liars: The Complete 4th Season” (TV); and “True Blood: The Complete 6th Season” (TV).

• Drink in Moderation – Alcohol has a way of lowering inhibitions, and that can cause problems when you’re traveling abroad, particularly if you’re alone.
• Avoid Beaches at Night – Always. Without exception. Anywhere you are. Beaches are generally not patrolled after sundown and it’s best to avoid them outside of daytime.
• Plan the Basics – You don’t have to detail every day of your trip, but you should know where you’re sleeping and how you’ll get there.
• Talk to Everyone – Introduce yourself to other travelers, talk to locals, make new friends on long bus trips. Other people can be your best resource when it comes to staying safe.
• Be Aware – It’s easy to forget you’re traveling and become a little too comfortable. Always keep track of where you are, who is around you, and what you have on you as you travel.
• Be Cautious, Not Paranoid – Be careful while you travel, but don’t get so caught up in fear that you forget to enjoy the experience. (And your best tip is?)
– TravelChannel.com

In a new poll, both men & women agree that personality is the most important trait to consider when deciding whether to go on a first date with someone; very few say money is a top consideration. A few survey highlights …
• 16% say they would be comfortable dating someone who is unemployed.
• 23% would be comfortable dating someone with significant student loan debt.
• 33% think it’s OK to search for online clues about a potential first date’s financial success.
• 43% of men would be OK dating someone with a significantly lower income, as opposed to just 28% of women.
• 50% of both men and women believe a man with a family has a responsibility to choose a higher-paying job over one that is more satisfying.
• 66% think it’s tougher to talk money with your romantic partner than it is to talk sex.
• 70% say it’s unacceptable to expect a date to pay for everything, but most still say it’s a man’s job to pay for the first date.
• 71% of women would be comfortable dating someone who makes far more money, compared with just 59% of men.
• 84% of men say they’d marry someone they love regardless of whether they could provide financial security; compared to 61% of women.
In general, it seems most women are looking for an ‘ambitious charmer’ while men are seeking an ‘amusing looker’. (So much for the third wave of feminism.)
– WeTV.com

Where can you go to find a purple tea kettle? A purple couch? Purple camouflage underwear? Well you go to The Purple Store, of course! Adam Sheridan opened Purple Store in Seattle WA and online because people who prefer purple had trouble finding purple things and were excited when they did. Rather than unusual stuff, Purple Store customers seem to want ordinary everyday items, only in purple. And business is good. The store survived the recession and Sheridan says that, with more fans discovering Purple Store everyday, there are now plans to add more products and locations. (Where else would you find a plush purple panda bear?)
NET: http://www.thepurplestore.com
– TIME.com

Airports and airliners can be major sources of infection from viruses and bacteria. Arrive safely at your destination with these tips on staying healthy …
• Seatmates – If you are sitting next to someone who is coughing, hold a handkerchief discreetly over your nose/mouth when they do it. Also, keep your hands clean and away from your mouth and eyes.
• Tray tables – Use an alcohol wipe and clean the tray table and the audio-video controls, especially on planes that have been used for long trips.
• Magazines – Just how many people have flipped through that “SkyMall”? Skip it, unless you can disinfect your hands immediately after reading it.
• Beverages – Watch out for crew fingers in glasses or on lime wedges used in drinks. Ask for your own soft drink can, so you can pour it yourself. Take a pass on the citrus since it most likely has not been washed.
Experts say that, overall, hand hygiene is one the most important things you can do to decrease risk of picking up come sort of bug. (Why isn’t there separate seating for ‘Sick’ and ‘Non-Sick’?)
– MensHealth.com

• ‘St Mary’s Church’ is the most ambiguous term on Wikipedia.
– Slate.com
• The number of Catholic nuns has been falling for 4 decades while the size of the priesthood has remained stable.
– BBC News


1931 [83] Raul Castro, Biran, Cuba, President of Cuba since 2008/younger brother of Fidel Castro

1967 [47] Anderson Cooper, NYC, TV news correspondent (“Anderson Cooper 360” since 2003, “60 Minutes” since 2007)/TV talk show host (“Anderson Live” 2011-13)

1986 [28] Rafael Nadal, Manacor, Spain, #1-ranked men’s pro tennis player

• “Pull Your Pants Up Day”. Whatever your reason for having them sag: Out-of-style hip-hop fan; quick weight-loss; plumber … just do it, okay? The world thanks you!
NET: http://pullyourpantsupnow.com

• “Repeat Day”, an annual opportunity to do things over again … just because you want to. It’s a good excuse to double-snack and give other activities that are fun a re-do.

2009 [05] 72-year-old actor David Carradine (“Kung Fu”) dies in a Bangkok, Thailand hotel room, the victim of … ahem … ‘accidental autoerotic asphyxiation’ (he’s found the next day)

2002 [12] Paul McCartney and Aretha Franklin perform at Queen Elizabeth II’s “Golden Jubilee”, celebrating the 50th year of her reign (Liz 2 will break Queen Victoria’s record rule of almost 64 years in September 2015)

1989 [25] Crackdown on Tiananmen Square student protests in Beijing, China begins

1999 [15] 1st ‘TV Commercial Targeted Directly at Cats” (Whiskas cat food debuts a 30-second ad that uses high-pitched sounds, zigzag lines, and a ball of yarn)

2001 [13] Mel Brooks’ Broadway musical comedy “The Producers” wins a record 12 Tony Awards

[Wed] Leave the Office Early Day
[Wed] International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression
[Wed] Tailors Day
[Thurs] 2014 CMA Music Festival begins (Nashville TN)
[Thurs] Running Day
[Thurs] World Environment Day
This Week Is … Rip Current Awareness Week
This Month Is … Country Cooking Month


✗ “If you fall out of that swing and break your neck, you’re not going to the store with me.”
✗ “Keep crying, and I’ll give you something to cry about.”
✗ “Will you look at that dirt on the back of your neck!”
✗ “Close the door! Were you born in a barn?”
✗ “Shut your mouth and eat your supper.”
✗ “It will all come out in the wash.”
(And your parents said … ???)
– Adapted from BennyDesk.com

Condoms don’t guarantee safe sex. A friend of mine was wearing one when he was shot by his partner’s husband.

• Whyzit people passing other people in boats wave at each other? People in cars do not do this. (“Hi! I am on a boat, too!”)
• Whyzit the pizza box is square; the pizza is round; and the slice is triangular?
• Whyzit cartoon characters wear the same outfit in every single episode?
• Whyzit we feel it necessary to look in the mirror after puking or crying?
• Whyzit we call them ‘chicken fingers’ when chickens don’t have any?
• Whyzit people say “Heads up!” when they actually mean “Duck!!!!”?
• Whyzit called a double-‘U’ when it’s actually two ‘V’s put together?
• Whyzit the space bar make a louder noise than the other keys?
• Whyzit we call it a ‘pair of pants’ when it’s just one?
• Whyzit people always moan when they stretch?

☎ A German court has ruled that ex-partners must delete sexual photos and videos after a breakup. Should this be a law everywhere? If so, how could it be enforced?

Question: About 65% of bosses dislike it when employees do THIS.
Answer: Wear sandals/flip-flops to work.

Buy it nice, or buy it twice.

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