Tuesday, June 9, 2015        Edition: #5469

Sweet Sheet!

★ Kim & Kanye are rumored to be planning a bio-pic about themselves. Kim Kardashian West is even said to have a shortlist of potential actresses to portray her. An insider claims she has  “Modern Family’s” Sofia Vergara or “Mad Men’s” Christina Hendricks in mind. Meanwhile, Kanye West is said to be interested in “Empire” actor Terrance Howard portraying him on the bigscreen. Kim’s momager Kris Jenner has reportedly already drafted 2 screenwriters to pen the movie, and 3 studios are keen to land the rights to the project. (Whoever ends up playing Kim will likely need prosthetic butt enhancements.)
– “Daily Star”
★ According to author Ian Halperin’s new unauthorized biography, “Whitney & Bobbi Kristina: The Deadly Price of Fame”, Bobbi Kristina Brown – who’s been in a coma since January after being found unconscious – was addicted to drugs by age 14 and committed to a psychiatric hospital after trying to slash her wrists and stab her mother, Whitney Houston. It’s also suggested that the troubled 22-year-old was found in her bath because she’d been subjected to ‘the plunge’, whereby overdose victims are submerged in cold water and slapped to try and revive them. (Could explain the facial bruises paramedics found.)
– Bang Showbiz
★ And the wife of Jamaican dancehall singer Sean Paul (“Temperature”) is ticked with Olympic gold medal sprinter Usain Bolt for terrorizing his neighbors in Kingston with his hard-partying antics. Paul & model-wife Jinx Stewart-Henriques purchased a home next to the superstar athlete in 2013, and she claims Bolt has made their lives a living hell ever since thanks to motorcycles, loud music, and parties. Stewart-Henriques alleges she’s taken the matter to local police, but they refuse to act “because it’s Bolt”. (Besides, how would they ever catch him? He’s the world’s fastest man!)
– WENN.com

• “America’s Got Talent” (NBC/CityTV) – More hopefuls audition for the judges.
• “Conan” (TBS/CTV) – YelaWolf (“Love Story”).
• “Ellen DeGeneres Show” (syndicated/CTV2) – Mark Ronson w/Bruno Mars (“Uptown Funk”); Madonna (“Rebel Heart”). Rerun.
• “Hell’s Kitchen” (FOX) – Season 14 finalé.
• “Jimmy Kimmel Live” (ABC/CityTV) – Fetty Wap (“Trap Queen”).
• “Last Call With Carson Daly” (NBC) – Years & Years (“Communion”). Rerun.
• “Live With Kelly & Michael” (syndicated/CTV) – American Authors (“Oh, What A Life”).
• “One Direction: Where We Are: Live From San Siro Stadium” (Showtime) – Concert and backstage footage filmed in Milan, Italy in June 2014.
• The Real” (syndicated) – Ray J (“Raydiation 2”).
• “Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” (NBC/CTV2) – Kacey Musgraves (“Pageant Material”, out June 23rd.)
• “The View” (ABC/CTV) – Unlocking the Truth (“Free As You Wanna Be”).

• The Beatles – A guitar played by John Lennon is expected to fetch close to a million dollars when it goes up for auction in November at a Julien’s Auctions sale in California. The jumbo J-160E Gibson Acoustic went missing in 1963, then turned up 50 years later in a US junk shop.
• Faith No More – Today Rhino Records releases deluxe editions of the band’s back-to-back seminal albums, “The Real Thing” and “Angel Dust”. Each is offered as a 2-disc set that includes the original release accompanied by a 2nd disc filled with rarities.
• Laura Bell Bundy – Her 2nd album, “Another Piece of Me”, is out today. Bundy co-wrote or co-produced more than half of the 15 songs, while collaborating with producers Nathan Chapman, Jay DeMarcus of Rascal Flatts, and Tyler Cain.
• Muse – The band’s new album “Drones” is out this week, which features the lead single “Psycho”. With a drone theme that’s played throughout, it’s clearly intended to be a concept album. Recorded at The Warehouse Studio in Vancouver BC.
• “Finding Neverland: The Album” – Christina Aguilera, Ellie Goulding, Jennifer Lopez, John Legend, Jon Bon Jovi, Kiesza, Nick Jonas, and Rita Ora are among the artists featured on today’s release of a companion album to the Broadway stage production, an adaptation of the 2004 film that starred Johnny Depp.
• Of Monsters and Men – Today the Icelandic quintet is out with their 2nd full-length album, “Beneath The Skin”. They’re currently touring Europe in support, then head to Australia and Japan before kicking off a North American headline tour July 31st in Montréal QC.
• Rolling Stones – Today their legendary 1971 album “Sticky Fingers” is re-released in a 2-CD package and other formats. Recorded in Muscle Shoals, Alabama and at Olympic Studio in London, it features artwork by famed pop artist Andy Warhol, including the iconic zipper cover. The deluxe edition includes previously unreleased studio out-takes and live performances.

Out today on DVD, Netflix, Google Play and/or other video providers …
• “Kingsman: The Secret Service” ( R-Rated Action Adventure ): In this espionage thriller, a spy organization recruits an unrefined, but promising street kid into the agency’s ultra-competitive training program just as a global threat emerges from a twisted tech genius. Stars Colin Firth, Taron Egerton, Samuel L Jackson, Michael Caine.
• “Project Almanac” ( PG-13 Sci-Fi Thriller ): A group of teens discovers secret plans for a time machine and manage to construct one. However, things rapidly get out of control and they’re ultimately faced with the responsibility of trying to stitch history back together properly. Stars Amy Landecker, Sofia Black-D’Elia, Virginia Gardner, Jonny Weston.
• “Serena” ( R-Rated Drama ): After 2 previous films together, Bradley Cooper & Jennifer Lawrence’s latest pairing is a period drama set in Depression-era North Carolina, where the future of a lumber king’s timber empire becomes complicated after he marries a young woman named ‘Serena’. Co-stars Rhys Ifans, Toby Jones.
• Also released today: “Beautiful & Twisted” (Lifetime TV Movie); “Power Rangers Super Megaforce: Sky Strike” (TV); “Red Army” (Hockey Documentary); “Teen Wolf Season 4” (TV);
“Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Search for Splinter” (TV); and “Transporter: The Series – The Complete 2nd Season” (TV).

The nonverbal communication you use, even you’re not aware of it, can serve as a major signal to those around you if you’re invested in your work, whether you’re open to input, and if you have the confidence necessary to succeed in your job. A few no-nos …
✗ Inappropriate eye contact. Too much can be seen as a deliberate intent to dominate or belittle; too little can make you appear uneasy, unprepared, and insincere.
✗ Slouching at your desk or in a meeting. Slouched shoulders project that you are passive, and don’t command attention or respect.
✗ Weak handshakes. A ‘good handshake’ relies on several factors, including strength, vigour, duration, and eye contact. A weak handshake indicates that you lack authority and confidence.
✗ Exaggerated gestures. No hand gestures at all shows indifference, but gestures that are larger than the outside of your body can communicate that you are chaotic or out of control.
✗ Crossing your arms. This can be a signal of defensiveness or a closed mind, suggesting that you’re not open to what the other person is saying.
(Flipping the bird is only recommended on your way out the door.)
– Sourced from CheatSheet.com

• The postal service is something our grandparents used. Today the world sends over 200 million emails … per minute.
• In 1993 there were 623 websites in total; today over 100,000 domain names are registered … per day.
• We don’t have ‘downtime’ anymore. In the bathroom, on the metro, we’re connected everywhere.
• We diagnose ourselves. Although this has increased our health awareness, it seems to have also increased the prevalence of hypochondria.
• Telephone books have almost ceased to exist. We no longer even memorize phone numbers.
• Webcams are now everywhere. The first was created to monitor a coffee pot at the University of Cambridge.
• We multitask more. The downside being our productivity and efficiency has actually decreased.
• Our attention span has also decreased. 50% of Internet users quit waiting for content to load after 10 seconds.
• Privacy is dying as we reveal more and more personal data online. And not many of us seem to much care.
• Encyclopedias have disappeared. Wikipedia has become increasingly more accepted for reliability.
• Only 5% of the world’s 7,700 languages have made it to the Internet, suggesting more linguistic extinction is on the way.
• Music stores, banks, photo stores, and many retailers have all either moved online or gone out of business.
– Condensed from List25.com

Google is developing a calorie-counter for Instagram food photos. ‘Im2Calories’ is an experimental project that uses visual analysis and recognition software. Since it’s in its early stages, the project isn’t yet super-accurate with results, but they say it will collect data and  get better over time. The idea is to help consumers be more conscious about what they’re eating. (To make it seem relevant, readings should be measured on a scale from ‘kale’ to ‘cinnamon bun’.)
– “Popular Mechanics”

• “She just needs a nap.” [She’s freaking out and I have absolutely no idea why.]
• “I’m good.” [I’m so tired I’m actually surprised I can form a complete sentence.]
• “He’s teething.” [Sorry for the copious amounts of drool all over you.]
• “Sorry, I can’t go out tonight. It’s been a long day for the family. Raincheck?” [I’m baby-free tonight and just want to sit on my couch and watch Netflix without being interrupted.]
• “Oh, it’s not you.” [It’s definitely you and something you’re doing that is making my kid cry.]
• “He’s just being shy.” [I probably wouldn’t want to talk to you either.]
• “Uh-oh! I think somebody went stinkers!” [What kind of unholy stench is emanating from your child? Because it’s definitely not from mine.]
• “Can I call you back in a sec?” [My kid’s doing something possibly life-threatening that requires my immediate attention, and I will definitely not remember to call you back.]
• “Oh no! She’s never done that before!” [She did that to someone else last week, and I’m sure will do it again because my child is a tiny sociopath.]
• “He’s just going through a clingy phase.” [My kid doesn’t like you. Move on, please.]
• “Sorry, my house isn’t normally this messy.” [It’s usually much worse and I frantically hid piles of laundry when I heard you were coming over.]
• “Yeah, that sounds like you had a really rough night.” [Oh, you ‘only’ got 6 hours sleep? That’s cute.]
– Adapted from BuzzFeed.com

More than 2,000 sex change operations are performed in Denmark each year.
– “Psychology Today”


1956 [59] Patricia Cornwell, Miami FL, one of the world’s top-selling crime novelists (latest book in her series about forensic pathologist ‘Dr Kay Scarpetta’ is “Depraved Heart”)

1961 [54] Michael J Fox, Edmonton AB, TV actor (“Michael J Fox Show” 2013-14, “Spin City” 1996-2000)/movie actor (“Back To the Future” films)/founder of Michael J Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research

1963 [52] Johnny Depp, Owensboro KY, movie star (“Alice in Wonderland”, “Pirates Of the Caribbean” films)

1978 [37] Matthew Bellamy, Cambridge UK, rock guitarist-keyboardist-vocalist (Muse-“Dead Inside”, “Uprising”)/actress Kate Hudson’s baby daddy

1978 [37] Michaela Conlin, Allentown PA, TV actress (‘Angela Montenegro’ on “Bones” since 2005)/movie actress (“The Lincoln Lawyer”)

1981 [34] Natalie Portman (Hershlag), Jerusalem, Israel, movie actress (Oscar-“Black Swan”, “Thor” films)

• “Donald Duck Day”, marking the cartoon character’s debut on this day 81 years ago (1934) as a bit player in the Walt Disney cartoon “The Little Wise Hen”.

• “Strawberry Rhubarb Pie Day”, honoring the popular pie that mixes the sweet and the tart. Rhubarb is a very old plant. Earliest records date back to 2700 BC in China where it was cultivated for medicinal purposes.

2006 [09] Animated movie blockbuster “Cars” debuts in theaters

2013 [02] “Kinky Boots”, with music by Cyndi Lauper & book by Harvey Fierstein, wins ‘Best Musical’ and several other Tony Awards

1990 [25] “Hold On” by Wilson-Phillips hits #1 on pop singles charts

1990 [25] International Boxing Hall of Fame opens in Canastota NY

2003 [12] Hillary Clinton’s 576-page memoir “Living History” hits bookstores, for which she receives a $2.85 million advance

2007 [08] Top-seeded Justine Henin defeats Ana Ivanovic, becoming the 1st female to win 3 French Open championships in-a-row since Monica Seles in 1992

[Wed] CMT Music Awards (Nashville TN)
[Thurs] CMA Music Festival begins (Nashville TN)
[Thurs] Bonnaroo festival begins (Manchester TN)
[Thurs] Isle of Wight Festival begins (UK)
[Fri] “Orange Is the New Black” Season 3 release (Netflix)
[Fri] “Jurassic World” opens in movie theaters
This Week Is … Automotive Service Professionals Week
This Month Is … International Childhood Cancer Awareness Month


• Cleaning the grill with your wife’s hairbrush is unsanitary.
• Always double-check you’re not barbecuing the dog’s chew toy.
• Shave hands and arms to prevent flame-ups.
• Singed eyelashes normally grow back in about 3 weeks.
• A ‘BBQ spit’ does NOT refer to saliva.
• If it moos when you put a fork in it, slap it back on.
• Friends don’t let friends grill drunk! A message from MABB, Mothers Against Burnt Burgers.

I’d been going out with this girl for 2 years and then the whining and nagging starts: “I wanna know your name.”

Which sport gives you 24 square feet to shoot at?
a. Basketball
b. Hockey [CORRECT]
c. Soccer
– Interactive Internet Sports

☎ What’s a guaranteed way to get axed your first day on-the-job?

Question: More workers do THIS in the first 2 hours of the workday than any other part of the day.
Answer: Actual work.

An old cat will not learn how to dance.

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