Friday, June 30, 2017 – Edition: #6008

Not the Fake News….it’s the BS Press!

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BS SHOW BIZ BUZZ:
★ Steve Carell is now a silver fox. He says he loves the positive reaction to his new grey hair.    The 54 year-old laughed off comments about his newfound ‘stud muffin’ status with his trademark dry humor, saying, “My wife finally said she’s in love with me. It’s exciting.”
(Well, the hair isn’t new…just the color!)
-Jam.Canoe
★ We’re not sure if they will make it to the party. But that didn’t stop Lindsay Lohan, who turns 31 on Sunday, from extending an invitation to her birthday party to Beyoncé and Britney Spears.   She also invited Paris Hilton.  Oh, and the invites?  They went out via Twitter.  (I think Beyoncé   has a little something, or two things, going on!)  BTW, Lohan has also announced she is launching a subscription-based ‘lifestyle’ website. $2.99 a month for up-to-the-second LL info!
-DailyMail
★ Gal Gadot, says she has Beyoncé to thank for landing the incredible role of Wonder Woman. Gadot says that when she auditioned for Batman v Superman, she didn’t know that the role she was up for was Wonder Woman.  She says, “I decided to put on Beyoncé’s ‘Who runs the world? Girls!’ I just started to dance, and I let my anxiety go. Thank you, Beyoncé!’”
-DailyMail
★ Robert Downey Jr. almost scored the role that Brad Pitt played in ‘Thelma & Louise’.  According to the new book, ‘Off the Cliff: How the Making of Thelma and Louise Drove Hollywood to the Edge’, director Ridley Scott was worried Downey Jr. would look too short next to star Geena Davis.  Pitt eventually read for the role at the last minute and proved to have chemistry with Davis.  She recommended the role go to Brad, and he scored the breakout role of his career.  (Downey Jr. was too short?  That ‘splains why Tom Cruise wasn’t in the running…)
-Jezebel
★ Ben Stiller is working his ‘Dodgeball’ character again.  Earlier, he released a video with Vince Vaughn and Christine Taylor all in their Dodgeball characters to announce a charity game.  Now, Stiller can be seen in a series of videos where, as Globo Gym founder White Goodman, he calls out celebs like Justin Bieber, LeBron James and Dwayne Johnson, either to trash talk them or to invite them to join his team.  The charity game will benefit the ‘Stiller Foundation’ in support of education initiatives around the world.
-PageSix
★ It’s an odd way to celebrate the second anniversary of a breakup, but they haven’t been following the ‘split’ playbook anyway.  Jennifer Garner brought her ex Ben Affleck to the Atlantis resort in the Bahamas to um, celebrate the two-year anniversary of their going separate ways.  According to a source, Jennifer feels it’s beneficial for the kids to have their father present.
-DailyMail

TODAY’S SHOW BIZ SKED:
• “Jimmy Kimmel Live” (ABC/Global): Anthony Hopkins, Chris Hardwick, Queen with Adam Lambert ( R )
• “The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon” (NBC/CTV): Alec Baldwin, Julie Andrews, Dan White
• “Late Night with Seth Meyers” (NBC/CTV): Amy Poehler, Nicolle Wallace, Daru Jones ( R )
• “Late Late Show with James Corden” (CBS/CTV): Vanessa Hudgens, Thomas Sadoski, ( R )
• “Last Call with Carson Daly” (NBC/CTV): Topher Grace, Galantis, Tyler Henry ( R )
• “The View” (ABC/CTV): Day of Hot Topics
• “The Talk” (CBS): Molly Shannon, Rome Flynn, guest co-hosts Lauren London & Carnie Wilson
• “Live with Kelly and Ryan” (ABC/CTV): Josh Duhamel, Tom Holland, Josh Elkin, guest co-host Carrie Ann Inaba
• “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” (NBC/CTV): Colin Farrell, Normani Kordei & Val Chmerkovskiy ( R )
• “Wendy Williams” (FOX): Jene Luciani, Josh McBride ( R )
• “Harry” (NBC/CTV): Gayle King, Tim Tebow ( R )
• “The Real” (FOX): CeCe Winans, guest co-host EJ Johnson ( R )
• “America’s Got Talent” (NBC): “Auditions 5” Contestants of all ages audition for the chance to win the $1 million prize.

SATURDAY-
• “Battle of the Network Stars” (ABC): TV Sitcoms vs. TV Kids. Bronson Pinchot; Tom Arnold; Dave Coulier; AJ Michalka; Tracey Gold; Joey Lawrence; Corbin Bleu.
• “News Special: Canada Day” (CBC) Peter Mansbridge will give his final sign-off after hosting Canada Day 150 celebrations live from Parliament Hill. Featuring Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Governor General David Johnston, the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall. Performances by Buffy Sainte-Marie, Bono and The Edge of U2, Walk off the Earth

SUNDAY-
• “Big Brother: (CBS): Viewers vote on which houseguest they would like to send into the Den of Temptation.
• “Celebrity Family Feud” (ABC): Eva Longoria vs. George Lopez and Yvette Nicole Brown vs. Ashley Graham
• “Watch What Happens Live” (Bravo): Gizelle Bryant, Lala Anthony

BS MUSIC NOTES:
• Steam – singer Gary DeCarlo has died at the age of 75.  Steam scored big with the song “Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye.” After the song rose to #1 in 1969, it became an arena anthem at sporting events, particularly at Montreal Canadiens home playoff games.
• Phil Collins –  will rely on a golf buggy to get to the stage for his gig in London’s Hyde Park tonight because he is still in a lot of discomfort from his hotel room fall.  He already suffered from back and leg problems, and at least for now requires a walking stick to get around.
•  The Black Eyed Peas –  will make their comeback in the ”medium of augmented reality”, which Will.i.am has hailed as a ”multi-dimensional” idea. He believes this idea is like nothing else that has ever been created before, and likens it to a whole ”new world” of music. (Yes, but what IS it?)
• Lady Gaga – says she draws inspiration from John Lennon and Yoko Ono when it comes to being socially conscious.  While Lennon and Ono often asked us to ‘Give peace a chance’, Gaga says she is asking people to give kindness a chance.
• Sean Combs –  has gone by so many names — Diddy, P. Diddy, Puff Daddy, Puff…that even he admits it’s confusing. So which one is his favorite? ‘Puff Daddy.’ According to Combs everything has lovely then: “He was just so free, but then life came”.  (Yeah, tough life. He is at the top of Forbes’ wealthiest celebrities list with a net worth of $820 million.)
• Katy Perry – declined former beau Orlando Bloom’s request to join him by getting naked during their paddleboarding adventure in Italy last summer. She jokes that Bloom was “trying to show off” in front of the people on shore by baring it all on the board.
• Loretta Lynn – her brother  has offered an update on her condition following her stroke in early May. Herman Webb says that although she was ‘kind of’ paralyzed on one side after the stroke, she is ‘doing really good’ now. She can get around by herself with the help of a walker.
• Rory Feek – will return to performing to say thank-you to the non-profit group that assisted him with insurance and medical bills as his wife Joey was dying of cancer last year.  He will donate all proceeds from his concerts on September 8 and 9 at his home in Pottsville, TN to the Music and Health Alliance.
• Rascal Flatts – crashed a wedding reception in Watertown, Wisconsin to sing a couple’s first dance song.  A family friend had written the group and asked them to do it, and they happened to be playing in the area.  The song? ‘Bless the Broken Road’.  Rascal Flatts has posted the video to their website.

TODAY’S MOVIE OPENINGS:
• “Despicable Me 3” (PG, Animation/Comedy): Gru meets his long-lost charming, cheerful, and more successful twin brother Dru who wants to team up with him for one last criminal heist. (Steve Carell, Kristen Wiig, Trey Parker, Miranda Cosgrove)
• “The House” (R-Rated, Comedy): A dad convinces his friends to start an illegal casino in his basement after he and his wife spend their daughter’s college fund. (Will Ferrell, Amy Poehler, Ryan Simpkins, Jason Mantzoukas)
• “Baby Driver” (R-Rated, Action/Adventure): After being coerced into working for a crime boss, a young getaway driver finds himself taking part in a heist doomed to fail. (Ansel Elgort, Jon Bernthal, Jon Hamm, Eiza González)
• “The Little Hours” (R-Rated, Comedy): A young servant fleeing from his master takes refuge at a convent full of emotionally unstable nuns in the Middle Ages. Introduced as a deaf blind man, he must fight to hold his cover as the nuns try to resist temptation. (Alison Brie, Dave Franco, Kate Micucci, Aubrey Plaza)
• “2:22” (PG-13, Drama/Mystery): A man’s life is derailed when an ominous pattern of events repeats itself in exactly the same manner every day, ending at precisely 2:22 p.m. (Teresa Palmer, Michiel Huisman, Sam Reid)

THE TRUTH ABOUT GOOP:
Gwyneth Paltrow’s lifestyle and wellness website ‘Goop’ is known for selling products that you have never heard of for afflictions that you didn’t know you suffered from at prices that you probably can’t afford.  But it seems that Goop really may have stuck their foot in it this time.
They have been accused of making false claims and promoting pseudoscience before, but now NASA, one of the most respected organizations in the U.S., has a thing or two to say.
According to Goop, the ‘Body Vibes’ stickers they are selling (a pack of 24 for U.S. $120) aren’t just body stickers which ‘promote healing’.  They also ‘rebalance the energy frequency’ in your body and leave you calmer and with clearer skin.  Apparently.  The thing that NASA takes exception to is Goop’s claim that Body Vibes stickers are ‘made with the same conductive carbon material NASA uses to line space suits so they can monitor an astronaut’s vitals’.
NASA says that they “do not have any conductive carbon material lining the spacesuits.”  In fact, their spacesuits are made out of synthetic materials and spandex. A spokesperson for NASA also posed the question: “If they promote healing, why do they leave marks on the skin when they are removed?”  When asked about the situation, Goop claims that they have contacted the company that manufactures the Body Vibe stickers to inquire about the claim and has removed that statement from their website.
(Sounds like a load of goop to me!)
(So I should probably avoid the $37 napkin and the $335 set of jars too?)
-Gizmodo

IF YOU CAN’T BEAT ‘EM, SMOKE ‘EM:
With everyone and their grower making moves to legalize cannabis lately, a new review conducted by some of the world’s leading experts came up with 10 tips on how to reduce the potential harm of using cannabis.  Here they are, man:

1. Recognizing that there is no such thing as a risk-free drug, avoiding cannabis use is the only way to prevent health risks. Although this is logical, it is impractical,  given the millions of people who use the drug.

2. Delay starting the use of cannabis.  Most adverse health and social effects are associated with people who started using cannabis heavily before the age of 16.

3. Avoid strains of cannabis with high THC and low CBD.  (Woah.  Buzzkill.)

4. Don’t use synthetic cannabis such as ‘spice’. These drugs have been associated with severe acute mental health problems and proven to be fatal for some people who have used them.

5. Find a different way to use cannabis other than smoking. With up to 77% of users reporting that they combine tobacco with cannabis, this exposes users to a range of health problems including cancer, heart disease and respiratory illness. Although calibrating the right dose can be difficult, using edibles is recommended as a less risky option.  (Mmmmm….brownies!)

6. Don’t take deep breaths or try holding cannabis smoke in your lungs, as this not only increases respiratory trauma but boosts the toxic material ingested. (Isn’t that sort of the point?)

7. Similar to guidelines on alcohol consumption, have a break. Having 1-2 dry days a week is recommended for alcohol.  For cannabis, the reverse is suggested: only use 1 day a week or on weekends. (Or at least wait until after work!)

8. Wait at least 6 hours before you drive or get on a bike. Impairment is increased if alcohol has been combined with cannabis so it is recommended that driving should be avoided completely.
(You don’t want to get a ticket for driving too SLOW…)

9. Some people who are particularly vulnerable to the adverse effects of cannabis should refrain from using it altogether. These include pregnant women, those who have a family history of drug problems or of severe mental health problems such as psychosis.

10. Lastly, any combination of the above will increase the risk to health in the short or long term. For example using high strength cannabis when you are a young teenager magnifies the potential risk to health, both physical and psychological.

(I’m guessing these guys are not going to be your first choice to hang with at a party!)
(If you really want to limit consumption among youth, just have their parents tell them that they think it’s cool!)
-YahooUK

BS CHRONOMETER 06.30.17

TODAY’S CELEBIRTHDAYS . . .
1959 [58] Vincent D’Onofrio, NYC, movie actor (“Jurassic World”)/TV actor (“Law & Order: Criminal Intent” 2001-11)

1966 [51] Mike Tyson, Brooklyn NY, former world boxing champ (1987-90) who was the youngest-ever (20)/sometime movie actor (“Entourage”, “The Hangover Part II”)/ex-con

1972 [44] Molly Parker, Maple Ridge BC, TV actress (‘Jackie Sharp’ on “House of Cards” since 2014)

1982 [35] Lizzy Caplan, LA CA, TV actress (‘Virginia Johnson’ on “Masters of Sex” 2013-16)/movie actress (“Now You See Me 2), “Mean Girls”)

1983 [34] James Adam Shelley, Boston MA, rock guitarist (American Authors-”Best Day of My Life”, “Believer”)

1984 [33] Fantasia Barrino, High Point, NC, R&B singer (“I Believe”, winner of the 2004 season of American Idol)

1985 [32] Michael Phelps, Baltimore MD, champion swimmer with a record 28 Olympic medals; a record 23 of them Gold.

SATURDAY…
1916 [101] Olivia de Havilland, Tokyo, Japan, movie actress (“Gone With the Wind”, “The Adventures of Robin Hood”)

1945 [72] Debbie Harry, Miami, FL, rock singer (front  woman of the band Blondie “Heart of Glass”, “Call Me”, “One Way Or Another”)

1952 [65] Dan Aykroyd, Ottawa ON, movie actor (“Driving Miss Daisy”, “Blues Brothers”)/ex-TV comic (“Saturday Night Live” 1975-79)

1962 [55] Andre Braugher, Chicago IL, TV actor (‘Capt Ray Holt’ on “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” since 2013, “Homicide: Life On the Street” 1993-2000)

1967 [50] Pamela Anderson, Ladysmith BC, movie actress (“Borat”)/former TV actress (“Baywatch” 1992-97)/”Playboy” model, Home-video star

1977 [40] Liv Tyler (Rundgren), NYC, movie actress (“Armageddon”, “Lord Of the Rings” trilogy)/daughter of Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler & former “Playboy” playmate Bebe Buell

SUNDAY-
TV actor-writer-director Larry David (“Curb Your Enthusiasm”) is 70; Rock keyboardist Roy Bittan (E Street Band) is 68; Model-actress Jerry Hall (Mrs Rupert Murdoch) is 61; Pop/country singer Michelle Branch (“The Game of Love”) is 34; Movie actress Lindsay Lohan (“Mean Girls”) is 31; Movie actress Margot Robbie (“Suicide Squad”) is 27.

TODAY’S BS REASONS TO PARTY . . .
• “Asteroid Day” (aka “Meteor Day”), an annual observance on the anniversary of the 1908 ‘Tunguska Event’ in Russia, the largest impact on Earth in recorded history, even though the asteroid or comet is believed to have burst in the air rather than hitting the surface.
• “National Organization For Women Day”, marking the date in 1966 that ‘NOW’ was founded in Washington DC by 28 delegates at the National Conference of State Commissions on the Status of Women.
• “Social Media Day”, launched in 2010 to recognize and celebrate social media’s impact on global communication. While every day is essentially “Social Media Day”, today marks the 8th annual official celebration.
• “Drive Your Corvette to Work Day”,  the 17th annual event initiated by Mid America Motorworks. (I hope that you didn’t need to pick up any groceries on the way home!)

SATURDAY-
• “Canada Day”, celebrating 150 years! (That’s 114 years after exchange)
• “Creative Ice Cream Flavors Day”.  Some of the most frightening flavors we’ve found are ‘Chicken Wing’, ‘Garlic’, ‘Lettuce & Potato’ and – mmm! – ‘Raw Horseflesh’.
• “Half-Year Day” or “Second Half of the Year Day”, when 6 months are gone and 6 more are still to come. So how’s it going so far?
• “International Joke Day”, celebrating humor from around-the-world. Nothing like a joke in Swahili! (Have listeners call in with brief jokes in other languages. Don’t have them explain them, just laugh uproariously.)
• “Postal Worker Day” in America, to honor past & present postal workers for their service and dedication in serving the American people. 54 years ago today (1963), the US Postal Service introduced the Zone Improvement Plan, better known as the ‘ZIP Code’.
• “Tour de France”, the 104th edition of the world’s premiere cycle race gets underway with the Grand Départ of 22 teams in Düsseldorf, France. The race runs through July 23rd in 21 stages before finishing on the famous Champs-Élysées in Paris.

SUNDAY-
• “Freedom From Fear of Public Speaking Day”. There are a lot of self-help books, how-to classes, and support groups but – truth be told – some of us will never be comfortable with it.
• “I Forgot Day”, set aside to make up for all the birthdays, anniversaries, and other special occasions that you forgot to acknowledge over the past year. (What’s the lamest excuse you’ve heard?)
• “World UFO Day”, a day in which individuals and groups are encouraged to gather together to watch the skies for Unidentified Flying Objects.  NET: http://www.worldufoday.com

THIS DAY IN SHOW BIZ . . .
1936 [81] Margaret Mitchell’s “Gone With the Wind”, one of the best-selling novels of all-time and the basis for the blockbuster 1939 movie, is published

2010 [07] “The Twilight Saga: Eclipse” opens in movie theaters

TODAY’S MUSIC EVENTS . . .
2006 [11] “Love” premieres at the Mirage Hotel in Las Vegas, a new Cirque du Soleil show that combines the troupe’s signature high-flying acrobatics with classic tunes from The Beatles

TODAY’S FIRST . . .
2005 [12] Spain becomes the 3rd country to permit same-sex marriage (after The Netherlands in 2001 and Belgium in 2003)

BULL’S BITS

BS WACK FACTS:
• Everyday approximately 35 meters of hair fibre is produced on the scalp of an adult
• The lifespan of an eyelash is approximately 150 days
• There are approximately 60 muscles in the face
• All babies are color blind when they are born
• The stomach of an adult can hold 1.5 liters of material (Approximately one Bug-Gulp)

BS THINGS YOU DON’T WANNA HEAR AT A HOLIDAY WEEKEND BARBECUE:
• “Beef is great, but squirrel is so much cheaper.”
• “To give it a little ‘kick’, I put charcoal starter in the punch.”
• “The best part of that fireworks display was when the bug zapper fell in the pool.”
• “Ew, my hot dog has a knuckle.”
• “I don’t think that’s mayonnaise in the coleslaw!”
• “Whoops.  No propane!”
– First published in “BS” 2011.

BS RANDOM JOKE:
All I want is a chance to prove that money means nothing to me!

BS PHONE STARTER:
☎Holiday Friday or Holiday Monday.  Which do you prefer and why?

BS WATER COOLER QUESTION:
Question: The average person uses 4 of THESE each day. What is it?
Answer: Cups (or glasses)

BS DEEP THOUGHT:
Don’t call it a dream.  Call it a plan.


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