Tuesday, June 6, 2017 – Edition: #5990

Sheet For Brains!

★ Chris Pine says he had to ”come to terms with” Gal Gadot having a more ”badass” role than him in ‘Wonder Woman’.  Pine actor plays Steve Trevor, the love interest to Gadot’s character  and while he says he had a ”good time” working with the 32-year-old beauty, he joked it was a blow to the ego to have fewer action scenes or stunts than his co-star.  Although he does have his share of action sequences, Pine admits that Wonder Woman is definitely the action hero of the movie and his “little man ego had to come to terms with that fast.”
★ Katie Holmes is hitting the books.  The actress and mother of one has enrolled in Harvard’s Business of Entertainment, Media and Sports program.  Holmes is attending classes under her company’s name, Noelle Productions Inc., which is taken from her middle name.  The course outline promises to teach participants how to launch and manage creative products and portfolios, manage talent and develop other important strategies.
★ David and Victoria Beckham have halted work on their new home because they don’t like the non-matching roofs.  The celeb couple,  who purchased the house in the UK for almost U.S. $8 million, have stopped all builders from working at the property until they receive planning permission to rip down one of the existing roofs because they don’t match. Future plans include a swimming pool.
(If  I’m paying 8 mil for a house, it had better COME with a pool!)
★ Natalie Portman has purchased herself a pad in the hills of Santa Barbara for a cool $6.5 million. The 4 bedroom, 5 bathroom home sits on 10.4 acres,  features stunning ocean views and blends sleek steel, glass and concrete.  The ‘Star Wars’ star drives a hard bargain too, it seems.  She saved a cool half-mil off the asking price of almost $7 million.  A number of celebs have bought second homes in the area … including Oprah.
(SECOND home for $6.5 million? I’d love to see her MAIN home!)
★ Lena Dunham has thanked her fans for their ”support” while she is recovering from endometriosis surgery.  The 31-year-old underwent  ”immediate surgery” last month, and has taken to Instagram to tell her followers that she’s been ”internet shopping like a self pity fiend” while bed bound by the surgery.  She reports that “I am in the greatest amount of pain that I have ever experienced”.  On a lighter note, she says she hopes to be back soon when her “uterus has taken a chill pill”.
★ James Corden says it was ”love at first sight” for him when he first met his now-wife Julia Carey.  When asked whether they both felt that way when he first met his TV producer wife, he said: “It was for me. I doubt it was for her. She’s incredible. People always talk about me and how much work the show must be, but it’s nothing compared to what she does.”

• “The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon” (NBC/CTV): Tom Cruise, Kate Mara, Bleachers, Mike McCready
• “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” (CBS/Global): Salma Hayek, Hasan Minhaj, Feist
• “Late Night with Seth Meyers” (NBC/CTV): Courtney Love, John Early, Masa Takayama, Jared Champion
• “Late Late Show with James Corden” (CBS/CTV): Nicole Kidman, Kit Harington, Ed Sheeran
• “Last Call with Carson Daly” (NBC/CTV): Jenna Elfman, JJUUJJUU, Steven Boyer ( R )
• “The Daily Show with Trevor Noah” (Comedy): John Avlon
• “Watch What Happens Live” (Bravo): Kim Zolciak-Biermann, Gabourey Sidibe ( R )
• “Live with Kelly and Ryan” (ABC/CTV): Howie Mandel, Nathan Fillion, French Montana, Swae Lee
• “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” (NBC/CTV): Kerry Washington, Scott Speedman, Florida Georgia Line, Backstreet Boys
• “Harry” (NBC/CTV): Common, La’Porsha Renae, Laurie Hernandez ( R )
• “The Real” (FOX): Gary Owen ( R )
• “America’s Got Talent” (NBC): “Auditions 2”  Contestants of all ages audition for the chance to win the $1 million prize.

• Ariana Grande – has re-released her song ‘One Last Time’ to raise money for the victims of the Manchester terror attack.
• James Blunt – says that the late Carrie Fisher as an ”incredibly special individual”.  Blunt was a close friend of Fisher,  who passed away in December. While his recently released album ‘The Afterlove’  was finished before the star passed, Blunt says he may record a tribute to her in the future.
• Beyonce – her daughter is planning to watch her give birth.  Bey and Jay-Z are expecting twins in the coming weeks, and the pair want their five-year-old daughter Blue Ivy to be in the room to witness the ”magical family moment”, so she doesn’t ”feel left out”.
• Oasis – Liam Gallagher would like to see a reunion happen.  The former frontman says he  misses his brother Noel and the band and the songs but insists it is in ”the lap of the gods”, although he admits he can’t see it happening. (Maybe if you’d stop calling your brother ‘Potato’ for starters?)
• Lionel Richie – his bassist had a horrific reaction after eating some laced treats at a dinner party. When a 911 caller reported a stabbing victim, paramedics rushed to a San Fernando Valley apartment where they found Ethan Farmer bleeding profusely.  The story is that he had eaten either pot brownies or cookies and went off the rails, stabbing himself all over his body.
• Joe Jonas – and the rest of DNCE partnered with ride-sharing app Lyft to surprise unsuspecting passengers with silly banter, Hawaiian shirts and insults about the Jonas Brothers. The video is circulating online…
• Eminem – the 2000 song ‘Stan’ has inspired a new addition to the Oxford English Dictionary.
The word “Stan” has been added, and the rapper is cited as the term’s originator.  The entry for “Stan” used as a noun reads, “An overzealous or obsessive fan of a particular celebrity.”
• Miranda Lambert – has released a stripped-down version and music video of her hit single, “Tin Man”. The video features her playing guitar and singing on the bathroom floor with just a single camera angle.

Coming out on DVD, Netflix, Google Play and/or other (legal) video providers:

• “Beauty and the Beast” (PG, Fantasy/Romance): Live-action version of the classic animated tale.  A beautiful young woman encounters a great beast and becomes his prisoner. She soon realizes that his appearance belies the sweet nature of the man he actually is, a victim of a horrible curse that threatens to keep him trapped in his beastly exterior forever. (Emma Watson, Dan Stevens, Luke Evans, Kevin Kline, Josh Gad)
• “A United Kingdom” (Not Rated, Drama/Romance): When the King of Botswana, Seretse Khama, falls in love with a London office worker, it sets in motion an international conflict of epic proportions. (David Oyelowo, Rosamund Pike, Jack Davenport)
• “Land of Mine” (R-Rated, Drama): In the aftermath of World War II, a group of surrendered German soldiers are ordered by Allied forces to remove their own landmines from the coast of Denmark. (Roland Moller, Mikkel Boe Folsgaard, Laura Bro)
• “The Ticket” (Not Rated, Drama): A blind man who regains his vision finds himself becoming metaphorically blinded by his obsession for the superficial. (Dan Stevens, Malin Akerman, Kerry Bishé)
• “All Nighter” (R-Rated, Comedy): A workaholic father who attempts to visit his daughter during a layover in LA, only to discover that she’s disappeared, is forced to team up with her awkward ex-boyfriend to find her over the course of one transformative night. (Analeigh Tipton, Emile Hirsch, J.K. Simmons)
• “Cure For Wellness” (R-Rated, Mystery/Suspense): An ambitious young executive is sent to retrieve his company’s CEO from an idyllic but mysterious “wellness center” at a remote location in the Swiss Alps, but soon suspects that the spa’s treatments are not what they seem. (Dane DeHaan, Jason Isaacs, Mia Goth)

Use ‘em all at once or one-at-a-time as the zodiac reading of the day …

• Gemini – You won’t be immortalized upon death, specifically, but people will come from miles around to see the “Tomb of the Unknown Guy Who Tried to Eat a Whole 6-Foot Sub In 30 Seconds”.
• Aries – Remember, it’s never too late to fall in love. It’s just too late to fall in the kind of love that isn’t a complete compromise based on a fear of dying alone.
• Taurus – You’ll become the sworn enemy of men’s-magazine readers nationwide when you publicly state that ‘Rocky’ wasn’t really a very good movie.
• Cancer – You’ll be plunged into a pit of depression by the thought that Stevie Wonder will probably not live forever.
• Leo – Raise your voice in anger and rail against the Gods all you want, but they only have it in blue and not in your size.
• Virgo – Your love life will hum along like a well-oiled machine, thanks largely to a new formulation of oil and a clever little Swedish machine.
• Libra – You’ll be diagnosed with a rare condition that makes it impossible for you to get started in the morning unless you have, like, three cups of coffee.
• Scorpio – You’ve never been the type to believe in love at first sight, or anything else even slightly romantic, for that matter.
• Sagittarius – You’ll start to wonder if people aren’t getting a little too political after you’re blasted in the media for being soft on education and the economy.
• Capricorn – You have to stop worrying about what people think of you, especially since it’s so complicated you probably wouldn’t be able to understand it.
• Aquarius – They say a fool and his money are soon parted, but you still have that ten bucks you found on the sidewalk the other day.
• Pisces – Your ex will finally stop by to get all his stuff, which is weird because you didn’t know anyone saw you take it.
-The Onion

Recent evidence suggests that being unpopular can be hazardous to our health. In fact, it might even kill us.  Investigators measured the size of participants’ networks, the number of their friends, whether they lived alone, and the extent to which they participated in social activities. Then they tracked his or her mortality rate over a number of years.  The results revealed that being unpopular — feeling isolated, disconnected, lonely — predicts our life span. More surprising is just how powerful this effect can be. What they found was that people who had larger networks of friends had a 50 percent increased chance of survival by the end of the study.  And those who had good-quality relationships had a 91 percent higher survival rate. This suggests that being unpopular increases our chance of death more strongly than obesity, physical inactivity or binge drinking. In fact, the only comparable health hazard is smoking.
(What if I have a lot of friends AND I smoke?)
(On the plus side, seriously, with this in mind, how long can the boss last?)
(Please, please, please like this story on Facebook!)
-NY Times

Here is the situation: A close friend or family member calls your cellphone.  You miss the call.  That person doesn’t leave a message, knowing that you will receive a notification on your screen, letting you know that they called.  Is it your duty to return the call, even though there was no formal request to do so?  Or does the fact that they did not leave a voicemail message indicate that it was not an important call, and a call back is unnecessary?   Who is correct? Are we required to return every missed call from those close to us?
(I say if you aren’t asked to return a call, you don’t have to.  Unless it was Mom.  You don’t want to mess with Mom!)
(If they don’t leave a message, they should text and ask that you call them back…which kind of defeats the purpose…)
(Then why even have voicemail?)
(First World problems…)


1947 [70] Robert Englund, Glendale,CA, movie actor (“Freddy Krueger” in “A Nightmare on Elm Street”)

1952 [65] Harvey Fierstein, Brooklyn NY, Broadway actor (Tony Award-”Hairspray”)/ playwright (“Torch Song Trilogy”)/movie actor (“Mrs Doubtfire”)

1967 [50] Paul Giamatti, New Haven CT, movie actor (“Cinderella Man”, “Sideways”)/TV actor “John Adams” (HBO)

1970 [47] James ‘Munky’ Shaffer, Rosedale CA, nu metal guitarist (Korn-“Twisted Transistor”, “Here to Stay”)

1974 [43] Uncle Kracker (Matthew Shafer), Mount Clemens MI, country/rock/rap vocalist (“Smile”, “Drift Away”)

1978 [39] Jeremy Gara, Ottawa ON, indie rock drummer (Arcade Fire-“Reflektor”, “Keep the Car Running”)

2007 [10] Aubrey Anderson-Emmons, Santa Monica CA, TV actress (‘Lily Tucker-Pritchett’ on “Modern Family” since 2011)

• “D-Day”, the 72nd anniversary of 1944’s ‘Operation Overlord’ invasion of Europe by Allied Expeditionary Forces during WW2. Before dawn, over 2,700 ships of every description converge on Normandy carrying 2-million tons of war materials and 155,000 troops. The password for the operation … ‘Mickey Mouse’.
• “Drive-in Movie Day”, commemorating the opening of the 1st ‘drive-in’ 83 years ago (1933) in Camden NJ. It cost 25 cents per person or a buck-a-car to see “Wife Beware”.
• “Gardening Exercise Day”, a day to get out and workout with your plants. Don’t laugh… if you’ve ever helped a gardener for an afternoon, you know what hard work it is.
• “Atheists Pride Day”, promoting the civil rights of atheists, the separation of state and church, and devoted to providing information about atheism.
• “Yo-Yo Day”, observed on the birth anniversary of Donald Duncan (1892-1971), the businessman who 1st mass-marketed the wildly popular invention in the West during the 1930s. According to legend, the yo-yo was invented in the Philippines centuries ago … as a weapon.

[Wed] Daniel Boone Day
[Wed] June Bug Day
[Wed] Chocolate Ice Cream Day
[Thurs] Best Friends Day
[Thurs] Name Your Poison Day
[Thurs] Upsy Daisy Day

2001 [16] Saying he doesn’t have time to drive them anymore, Elton John auctions off 20 of his cars for a total of $2.75 million

2012 [05] Adam Clayton’s former personal assistant and housekeeper goes on trial, accused of stealing circa $3 million from the U2 bass player

2012 [05] A solar plane called ‘The Solar Impulse’ lands in Morocco after completing the world’s 1st intercontinental flight powered by the Sun

1992 [25] A pyramid of 45 members of an Indian Army motorcycle team rides 8 motorcycles 874 yards at Bangalore, India for a new Guinness World Record


• Telephobia is the fear of making or receiving telephone calls.
• Hitting snooze on your alarm can make you more tired than if you had gotten up right away.
• Believing you have a good memory helps you to have a better memory.
• It’s possible to run the planet entirely on renewable energy sources right now.
• In France, a “bakery” is required by law to make all of the bread it sells from scratch in order to have the right to be called a bakery.
• You can’t work in Antarctica unless you’ve had your wisdom teeth and appendix removed.
-WTF Facts

✓ There shall always be bacon in the house. Always.
✓ There isn’t a food that doesn’t go on well with bacon. Not even ice cream.
✓ There are two kinds of people in this world: Those who love bacon and those who do not.  Ignore those who do not.
✓ Bacon is so tasty even pigs will eat it.
✓ There is no wrong way to cook, boil or fry bacon.
✓ Most of the world’s problems can be solved with more bacon. Fact.
✓  Meals without bacon are simply not meals.
✓ You shall consume bacon every day of the week.
✓ Bacon makes everything taste better. Just add bacon.


☎ What makes you roll your eyes every time you hear it?

If I had a dollar for every girl that found me unattractive, they would eventually find me attractive.

Question:  40% of people, who exercise have tried to improve their workouts by spending $100 or more on this.
Answer:  Headphones or earbuds

If it scares you, it might be a good thing to try.

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