Tuesday, June 7, 2011        Edition: #4522

Sheet Happens!


BS SHOW BIZ BUZZ:

The British Film Institute has unearthed what it believes to be the first male-to-male kiss on TV, film, or stage in a newly-discovered copy of the 1960 BBC-TV drama “Colombe”, which featured a then-29-year-old Sean Connery kissing actor Richard Pasco, who plays his brother (racy stuff 50 years ago – or even now!) . . . Just as it seemed Brit singer Cheryl Cole was being invited back to the judging panel of the US version of “The X Factor” beginning with tomorrow’s auditions in NYC, it’s now said the show’s decided the best move is to pay out the $1.5 million demanded by her contract and say goodbye – again (this is all an orchestrated PR scam, right?) . . . “Twilight Saga” actress Nikki Reed is engaged after a whirlwind romance with former “American Idol” contestant Paul McDonald (and nobody’s made this into a reality show yet?) . . . 85-year-old Hugh Hefner has been jeered by feminist protestors as he showed up in Britain to open a new Playboy Club in London’s Mayfair district (Playboy Club– um, are we in a 1960s time warp?) . . . And Britain’s Prince William & Princess Catherine have decided to use Princess Diana’s old home as their London base, a ‘modest apartment’ in Kensington Palace where Wills and his brother Harry used to live with their late mother (only the royals would consider putting the words ‘modest’ and ‘palace’ in the same sentence).

TODAY’S SHOW BIZ SKED:
• “Conan” (TBS/CTV) – Flavor Flav (“Flavor Flav: The Icon The Memoir”).
• “Gayle King” (OWN) – Justin Bieber (“Never Say Never – The Remixes”).
• “Jimmy Kimmel Live” (ABC/CHCH) – Sara Bareilles (“Kaleidoscope Heart”).
• “Last Call With Carson Daly” (NBC) – The Knux (“Remind Me in 3 Days”).
• “Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson” (CBS) – Adam Goldberg (“Goldberg Sisters”).
• “Late Night With Jimmy Fallon” (NBC/A Channel) – My Morning Jacket (“Circuital”).
• “Late Show With David Letterman” (CBS/NTV/Omni) – Sheila E (“Heaven”).
• “Live With Regis & Kelly” (syndicated/CTV) – Marc Anthony (“Iconos”).
• “The Talk” (CBS) – 1980s rocker Pat Benatar.
• “Tavis Smiley” (PBS) – Ziggy Marley (“Wild & Free”).
• “Tonight Show With Jay Leno” (NBC/A Channel) – OneRepublic (“Waking Up”).
• “The View” (ABC/CTV) – Ronnie Dunn (“Ronnie Dunn”).
• “The Voice” (NBC/CTV) – Vocalists perform in hope of advancing in the competition.

BS MUSIC NOTES:
• Depeche Mode – Today they release “Remixes 2:81-11” in both a 1-disc and a 3-disc set. The album compiles remixes from throughout the band’s entire career.
• Katy Perry – Tonight the North American leg of her “California Dreams World Tour” gets underway in Atlanta GA. Swedish pop singer Robyn and Welsh band Marina & The Diamonds are the support acts.
• Lady Gaga – She tells “Rolling Stone” her schoolmates at all-girls Catholic school Convent Of the Scared Heart in NYC bullied her and teased her for being ugly, having a big nose, a fake tan, and really big ‘Evita’ eyebrows.
• Motley Crue – Tonight they begin a 40-city Summer headlining tour in Dallas TX. Opening acts are Poison and the New York Dolls.
• Randy Travis – Today he releases “Anniversary Collection”, celebrating his 25-year career. It  includes remakes of several of his hits, with collaboration from Alan Jackson, Brad Paisley, Carrie Underwood, Kenny Chesney, Tim McGraw, and the Zac Brown Band.
• Ronnie Dunn – Today his first album since the split-up of Brooks & Dunn is released. Dunn had a hand in writing 8 of the 12 songs on the self-titled debut album.
• Snoop Dogg – His proposed “American Idol”-style TV series to find a new hip-hop star has not been picked up yet, even though pitches have been made to several TV networks including Bravo, E!, MTV, NBC, and Oxygen.
• “Transformers: Dark Of the Moon Soundtrack” – The movie doesn’t open until June 29th but today the soundtrack is released, featuring tracks by Goo Goo Dolls, Linkin Park, My Chemical Romance, Paramore, Staind, and Taking Back Sunday.

TODAY’S VIDEO RELEASES:
• “The Company Men” ( R-Rated Drama ): Ben Affleck, Chris Cooper, and Tommy Lee Jones play co-workers & family men who try to redefine their lives after being laid off by their company. The feature film debut of TV show director/creator John Wells (“ER”, “The West Wing”). Though it may not sound entertaining, it’s said to be ‘more comforting’ than you might think.
• “Just Go With It” ( PG-13 Romantic Comedy ): Adam Sandler stars as a womanizing plastic surgeon who persuades his faithful assistant (Jennifer Aniston) to pretend to be his soon-to-be ex-wife in order to cover up a lie and help him win the girl of his dreams (“Sports Illustrated” swimsuit model Brooklyn Decker). Co-stars Nicole Kidman.
• “Sanctum” ( R-Rated Action Adventure ): Producer James Cameron goes 3-D under the sea for this adventure involving a diving team that faces a life-threatening crisis during an expedition in an unexplored cave system. Shot in Queensland, Australia. Cast includes Ioan Gruffudd, Rhys Wakefield, Allison Cratchley. Based on a true story.
• “True Grit” ( PG-13 Western Adventure ): The Coen Bros’ recycling of the 1969 John Wayne movie bears little resemblance to the original. Oscar-winner Jeff Bridges (“Crazy Heart”) plays a tough US Marshal recruited by a stubborn young woman (Hailee Steinfeld) to track down the man who killed her father. Co-stars Matt Damon, Josh Brolin.
• Also released today: “AC/DC Let There Be Rock – Limited Collector’s Edition” (Music); “Blue Crush 2” (Straight-to-DVD Sequel); “Breaking Bad: The Complete 3rd Season” (TV); “Burn Notice: Season 4” (TV); “Green Lantern: Emerald Knights” (Animation); “Legends of Flight” (Documentary); “The Michael Palin Collection” (Compilation); “The Secret Life of the American Teenager: Volume 6” (TV); and “VeggieTales Live! Sing Yourself Silly” (Family).

GUILTY PLEASURES:
Sure, they’re ‘bad’ for you … but they feel so good! A women’s magazine asks readers, “What are your guiltiest pleasures?” Highlights of the results …
10. Beauty Products & Treatments … 13%
9. (tie) Shoe Shopping / Soda Pop … 18%
8. (tie) Romantic Comedies / Wine / Porn … 20%
7. Pajama Days … 21%
6. Facebook … 25%
5. Gossip Magazines … 26%
4. (tie) Ice Cream / Reality TV … 27%
3. Chocolate … 39%
2. Junk Food … 40%
1. (tie) Sleeping In / Desserts … 44%
– “Redbook”

THIS JAIL’S JUMPIN’:
On the outside, the San Antonio Prison on Margarita Island looks like any other Venezuelan penitentiary. But on the inside, the prisoners run the show and can do anything they want … other than leave. More than 2,000 Venezuelans and foreigners held largely for drug trafficking enjoy an outdoor pool surrounded by bikini-clad female visitors, while marijuana smoke flavors the air and reggaeton music booms from a club filled with grinding couples. Meantime, inmates and guests place bets at the prison’s cockfighting arena. (Soon this will be an ‘all-inclusive’ tour destination!)
– “New York Times”

FICTIONAL FANTASY:
A complete fantasy baseball team made up of players from the movies …
• Centerfield: ‘Willie Mays Hayes’ (Wesley Snipes) … “Major League”.
• Left Field: ‘T-Rex Pennebaker’ (Brian J White) … “Mr 3000”.
• Right Field: ‘Roy Hobbs’ (Robert Redford) … “The Natural”.
• 1st Base: ‘Jack Elliot’ (Tom Selleck) … “Mr Baseball”.
• 2nd Base: ‘Mickey Dominguez’ (Wilmer Valderrama) … “Summer Catch”.
• Shortstop: ‘Joe Hardy’ (Tab Hunter) … “Damn Yankees”.
• 3rd Base: ‘Doris Murphy’ (Rosie O’Donnell) … “A League of Their Own”.
• Catcher: ‘Leon Carter’ (James Earl Jones) … “The Bingo Long Traveling All-Stars & Motor Kings”.
• Starting Pitcher: ‘Dizzy Dean’ (Dan Dailey) … “The Pride of St Louis”.
• Relief Pitcher: ‘Kenny Powers’ (Danny McBride) … “Eastbound and Down”.
– Adapted from MTV.com

LIFE BY THE NUMBERS:
A BS breakdown of who we are and what we do …
• 75% of us don’t know our next-door neighbors.
• 57% of drivers admit to not using their turn signals sometimes.
• 40% of women say the fruit they most resemble in a swimsuit is ‘an avocado’.
• 32% of us reach behind the front row of milk containers at the store for a ‘fresh one’.
• 29% of women spend more time shopping for shoes than searching for the love of their lives.
• 16% of us blame ‘the temperature’ for not getting much work done.

IN YOUR EAR:
A Queen’s University study has found that male cellphone users have lower quality sperm and lower levels of a key reproductive hormone than men who don’t use cellphones. But, curiously, cellphone users also have higher levels of circulating testosterone. Researchers suggest electromagnetic radiation may increase the number of cells that produce testosterone but at the same time keep that testosterone from being converted into the active form associated with fertility. (If your cellphone is affecting your sperm, you must be using it funny.)
– AskMen.com

MYTHS ABOUT MOUTHWASH:
Common beliefs about gargling that simply aren’t true …
• Mouthwash Cures Bad Breath – It only works temporarily as smelly compounds from your garlicky lunch, for example, are actually coming from your lungs as you exhale.
• Mouthwash Can Replace Brushing – Experts consider mouthwash an add-on, not a replacement for brushing and flossing.
• A Quick Swish Does the Job – Most mouthwashes are at their most effective when in contact with your mouth tissues for 30 seconds per use.
• All Mouthwashes Are Equal – They can be cosmetic or therapeutic. Therapeutic rinses contain additional active ingredients which have been proven to reduce plaque and/or fight cavities.
• Mouthwash Is Harmless – Many contain a high amount of alcohol. This can cause a dry mouth, which ironically is a cause of bad breath. It can also irritate oral tissues.
– Condensed from “Best Health”

BS AMAZING FACT:
Netflix movie downloads account for a quarter of all North American online traffic.
– PopBitch.com

BS CHRONOMETER 06.07.11


TODAY’S CELEBIRTHDAYS . . .
1952 [59] Liam Neeson, Ballymena, Northern Ireland, movie actor (“Chronicles of Narnia” films, “Schindler’s List”)

1956 [55] LA (Antonio) Reid, Cincinnati OH, record executive/producer (Avril Lavigne, Justin Bieber, Kanye West, P!nk, Rihanna, Usher, etc)/TV personality (“The X Factor” starting this Fall)

1958 [53] Prince (Prince Rogers Nelson), Minneapolis MN, pop singer (“Purple Rain”, “When Doves Cry”)

1966 [45] Eric Kretz, San Jose CA, rock drummer (Stone Temple Pilots-“Between the Lines”, “Trippin’ On a Hole In a Paper Heart”)

1967 [44] Dave Navarro, Santa Monica CA, rock guitarist (Jane’s Addiction-“Just Because”, “Been Caught Stealing”, ex-Red Hot Chili Peppers)/wed to actress Carmen Electra (2003-06)

1988 [23] Michael Cera, Brampton ON, movie actor (“Scott Pilgrim vs The World”, “Juno”)/TV actor (“Arrested Development” 2003-06)

1988 [23] Milan Lucic, Vancouver BC, NHL forward (Boston Bruins)

TODAY’S BS REASONS TO PARTY . . .
• Attitude Day”. Attitudes are contagious … is yours worth catching? Why not knock off with the ‘tude for just one lousy day and try to be easier to get along with?

• “Chocolate Ice Cream Day”, celebrating one of the most popular flavors, but not THE most popular flavor. That honor still goes to vanilla, favorite of 29% of us. Chocolate is runner-up at 8.9%.

• “Pet Appreciation Week”, set aside to ‘remember our pet companions who mean so much to us and do something special for them’. Leave the toilet lid open?

• “Shavuot” begins at sunset, the celebration of the Jewish people receiving ‘The Torah’ on Mount Sinai more than 3,300 years ago. The word Shavuot means ‘weeks’; it marks the completion of a 7-week counting period after “Passover”.

THIS DAY IN SHOW BIZ . . .
1975 [36] 1st ‘Home VCR’ (Sony’s ‘Betamax’ sells for the exorbitant price of $995, even though it only records for a maximum of 1 hour)

TODAY’S MUSIC EVENTS . . .
1991 [20] Alan Jackson becomes the 68th member of Nashville’s Grand Ole Opry

1993 [18] Prince celebrates his birthday by changing his name to a circle with a curved line below as a protest over his recording contract (for several years he is announced on radio as the ‘artist formerly known as Prince’)

TODAY’S FIRST . . .
1989 [22] 1st Major League Baseball game to start outdoors and end indoors as Toronto’s Skydome roof closes during a game (now known as Rogers Centre)

AND REMEMBER . . .
[Wed] Best Friends Day
[Wed] Name Your Poison Day
[Wed] CMT Music Awards
[Wed] World Ocean Day
[Thurs] CMA Music Festival begins (Nashville)
[Fri] “Judy Moody & The NOT Bummer Summer”; “Super 8” open in movie theaters
This Week Is … Business Etiquette Week
This Month Is … Adopt A Shelter Cat Month

BULL’S BITS


BS THINGS YOU’LL NEVER HEAR ONE GUY SAY TO ANOTHER:
• “I’m tired of beer. What say you to a nice, fruity Chablis?”
• “Yours (TV, truck, package) is bigger than mine.”
• “Want all my tools? I just realized I never do anything useful with them!”
• “Our team lost 10-0. But we tried our best, and after all that’s the important thing.”
• “Does my butt look fat in this?”

BS THINGS YOU’LL NEVER HEAR ONE WOMAN SAY TO ANOTHER:
• “That swimsuit really flatters your figure! Would you mind keeping my husband company while I go for a swim?”
• “Oh, look, that woman and I have the same dress on. I think I’ll go introduce myself!”
• “His new girlfriend is thinner and better-looking than I am, and I’m happy for them both.”
• “He talks our relationship to death … it’s making me crazy!”
• “I just realized – my butt doesn’t look fat in this – my butt IS fat!”
– Thanks to Sheleg

BS PHONE STARTER:
This is “International Bathroom Reading Week”. What’s the strangest reading material available in your bathroom?

BS RANDOM JOKE:
Smoking cures weight problems … eventually.

BS WATER COOLER QUESTION:
Today’s Question: According to those who study dreams, THIS animal is the one most likely to show up in a woman’s dreams.
Answer to Give Out Next Show: Snake.

BS DEEP THOUGHT:
People who are all wrapped up in themselves are overdressed.


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