Tuesday, March 21, 2017 – Edition: #5936

Nothin’ Like a Bull in Your Radio Shop!

★ Ryan Seacrest is launching a ‘lifewear’ collection. The 42-year-old TV/radio personality says his designs are inspired by his own lifestyle and are created to allow ”more freedom and flexibility” in menswear. The new fashion line is being released under his Ryan Seacrest Distinction label and is becoming available at Macy’s stores in September. A Macy’s rep says: ”Ryan Seacrest is the definition of a modern man, building a multimedia empire all while impeccably dressed.”
– WWD Online
★ 30-year-old Katie Cassidy (“Arrow”), daughter of former pop star David Cassidy, and 25-year-old Dylan Penn, model-actress daughter of Sean Penn & Robin Wright, are the latest victims to have private nude photos leaked on the website CelebJihad.com. Other celebrities who have recently had racy photos or videos hacked include actresses Rhona Mitra, Amanda Seyfried, and Mischa Barton. Neither Cassidy nor Penn has yet responded to the leaks.
– WENN.com
★ Jennifer Lopez has joined new boyfriend Alex Rodriguez for baseball Spring training in Florida. The retired baseball star (41) is currently serving as a guest instructor for his old team the New York Yankees and J-Lo (47) tagged along over the weekend as the Yanks played the Baltimore Orioles at Steinbrenner Field in Tampa, watching the game from the comfort of a luxury suite. The outing apparently occurred a day after Alex introduced Jennifer to his family.
– “New York Post”

• “Ellen” (syndicated/CTV2) – Alison Krauss (“Windy City”).
• “Jimmy Kimmel Live” (ABC/CityTV) – Weezer performs “Feels Like Summer”, the first single from their as-yet-unnamed 11th album, due out later this year.)
• “Last Call With Carson Daly” (NBC) – No Parents (“May the Thirst Be With You”). Rerun.
• “Late Late Show With James Corden” (CBS/CTV) – The Band Perry (“My Bad Imagination”).
• “Late Night With Seth Meyers” (NBC/CTV) – Hey Violet (“I Can Feel It”).
• “Late Show With Stephen Colbert” (CBS/Global) – Green Day (“Revolution Radio”).
• “Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” (NBC/CTV2) – Gary Clark Jr (“The Story of Sonny Boy Slim”); Prodigy (“The Hegelian Dialectic”).
• “The Voice” (NBC/CTV2) – Guest mentors Luke Bryan, Céline Dion, John Legend, and DJ Khaled.

• Adele – After finishing her song “Water Under the Bridge” at her recent show in Melbourne, Australia she called out security guards and asked them to quit telling members of the audience at Etihad Stadium to stop dancing and sit down.
• Drake – According to “Free Smoke”, the opening track on his new project “More Life”, he’s been drunk-texting Jennifer Lopez since they called it quits on their brief romance. Quote: “I drunk text J-Lo/Old number, so it bounce back.”
• George Michael – Fans of the music icon have been paying £14 (about $17) to take a guided tour of the cemetery where he’ll be buried. He’s scheduled to be laid to rest alongside his mother Lesley at north London’s Highgate West Cemetery later this week.
• Jason Derulo – The 27-year-old is planning on taking a break from music after his upcoming 5th album is released to do some acting. He’s had a passion for movies since studying theater at college. He’s already done guest appearances on TV’s “Lethal Weapon” and “Empire”.
• Katy Perry – She’s revealed her experimentation with girls has gone beyond just the smooching mentioned in her 2008 hit “I Kissed a Girl”. She says her curiosity got the better of her during her strict, religious upbringing.
• Queen – They’ve been forced to officially announce their new version of the world famous board game “Monopoly” after details leaked on Amazon. Seems they’ve been secretly developing “Queen Monopoly” for over a year. The game is slated for release in May.

Coming out on DVD, Netflix, Google Play and/or other video providers …
• “Assassin’s Creed” ( PG-13 Action Adventure ): When a man explores the memories of his ancestor and gains the skills of a ‘Master Assassin’, he discovers he is a descendant of the secret ‘Assassins’ society. Stars Michael Fassbender, Marion Cotillard, Jeremy Irons, and Brendan Gleeson.
• “Live by Night” ( R-Rated Crime Drama ): Ben Affleck directs himself in this Prohibition-era gangster movie. Also the screenwriter, Affleck populates his script with thugs, high-style mobsters, and a Cuban rum-running family. Co-stars Elle Fanning, Brendan Gleeson, Zoe Saldana. Based on the novel by Dennis Lehane.
• “Sing” ( PG Animated Musical Comedy ): A koala named ‘Buster Moon’ has one final chance to restore his theater to its former glory by producing the world’s greatest singing competition. Voice cast includes Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon, Seth MacFarlane, and Scarlett Johansson.
• Also being released: “The Brokenwood Mysteries, Series 3” (NZ TV); “Frontline: Exodus” (PBS Documentary); “Independent Lens: Birth Of a Movement” (Documentary); “Insecure: The Complete 1st Season” (TV); “Master of None: Season 1” (TV); “RoboCop 2-3” (1990 Re-release); and “Wolf Creek: Season 1” (TV).

The sport of curling involves sliding a stone across a field of ice to score points and knock the opposing teams stone out of points. Curling stones are very expensive, so a group of Russians has come up with a better idea … using Yugos to slide across the ice. The first-ever Russian ‘Car Curling Tournament’ was held in Yekaterinburg over the weekend. Four teams hurled small cars across the ice at each other. The cars were devoid of any heavy parts, such as motors. Word has it a good time was had by all. (The first good use discovered for a Yugo.)
– Reddit.com

As its website proclaims, there’s really no other point to the ‘March March march’ other than to justify its name: the ‘March March march’ is a long, flat, pointless walk across from the British town of March to Cambridge, a distance of about 30 miles. It takes place, of course, in March, often – but not always – on the last Saturday in March. It has no purpose other than to be called the ‘March March march’. It was invented by Jonathan Partington in 1979, apparently because it seemed like a good idea at the time. The ‘March March march’ is organized by an official known as the ‘Custos Martis’, a position is currently filled by one James Yardley, who has been trying to resign for several years. (It’s also said that ‘May may in May’.)
– “Mental Floss”

Tired of our soggy cereal? Try someone else’s morning meal …
✓ People eat toast with sprinkles on it in The Netherlands.
✓ In China, folks chow down on a youtiao (Chinese version of a donut or cruller) with soy milk.
✓ German breakfasts are best for people who can’t make up their mind. They typically include bread, meats, cheeses, eggs, and fruit.
✓ Mandazi are delicious cardamom-flavored doughnuts eaten in Kenya and across East Africa.
✓ Broken rice with grilled pork, a steamed egg, and a bit of bì (shredded pork mixed with pork skin) is the breakfast of champions in Vietnam.
✓ Folks in Costa Rica make gallo pinto for brekkie, a traditional rice and beans dish.
✓ In Italy, people start their days with a cappuccino and cornetto … like a croissant, but less buttery and filled with some kind of sweet cream.
✓ Venezuelans love cachapas, corn pancakes filled with cheese and sometimes meat.
✓ Create your own Turkish breakie feast with a mix of breads, cheeses, black & green olives, butter, honey, jam, eggs, and fresh veggies.
✓ A typical Korean breakfast might include tofu or cabbage soup, rice, pickled veggies, kimchi, and soy sauce-marinated beef.
– Condensed from BuzzFeed.com

Ever been stuck in a meeting and wished you could take the edge off? Well, you’re in luck – Prosecco-flavored nail varnish is coming. We’re not saying that this nail polish is exactly going to help you get a glow on, but it’s a step in the right direction. Now you’ll be able to put your fingers in your mouth, have a lick and enjoy the flavor of the popular Italian white wine. Just as a heads up, the nail varnish should not be used as a boost to a cocktail if your party is running dry. It’s made of alcohol, Prosecco, and artificial prosecco flavouring (so far so good) but it also contains propylene glycol, sodium saccharin, potassium aluminium silicate, titanium dioxide and iron oxide. (Try a proposing a toast with this stuff at the next wedding you go to. “Raise your nails, everyone …”)
– Metro.co.uk

The latest World Happiness Report ranks countries based on a variety of factors including a sense of community, low unemployment, low income inequality, and a per-person annual income. Happy countries are the ones that have a healthy balance of prosperity, as conventionally measured, and social capital, meaning a high degree of trust in a society, low inequality, and confidence in government, This year’s #1 is Norway, where the mean income is $100,000. The runners-up for happiest: Denmark, Iceland, Switzerland, Finland, Netherlands, Canada, New Zealand, Australia, and Sweden. USA ranks #14. The least happiest: Central African Republic finishes last, behind Burundi, Tanzania, Syria, and Rwanda (where the median income is 2 snails and a bag of rocks).
– “USA Today”

People who have a lot of sex are happier due to the higher levels of “affectionate touch”. (Is that what we’re calling it these days?)
– “The Independent”


1958 [59] Gary Oldman, London UK, movie actor (“Dawn Of the Planet Of the Apes”, “The Dark Knight Rises”)

1962 [55] Matthew Broderick, NYC, Broadway actor (Tony Award-“The Producers”)/movie actor (“Ferris Bueller’s Day Off”)/married to actress Sarah Jessica Parker since 1997

1962 [55] Rosie O’Donnell, Commack NY, TV talk show host (“The Rosie Show” 2011-12, “The View” 2005-07, “Rosie O’Donnell Show” 1996-2002)/movie actress (“A League Of Their Own”)

1980 [37] Deryck Whibley, Ajax ON, rock guitarist-vocalist (Sum 41-“In Too Deep”, “Fat Lip”)/wed to Avril Lavigne 2006-10

1986 [31] Scott Eastwood, Monterey County CA, movie actor (“Suicide Squad”, “The Perfect Wave”) UP NEXT: “The Fate Of the Furious”, out April 14th.

2004 [13] Forrest Wheeler, LA CA, TV actor (‘Emery Huang’ on “Fresh Off the Boat” since 2015)

• “Aries” astrology sign begins (through April 20th). Aries people are dynamic, quick, original, energetic, innovative leaders who are downright annoying to be around. These are the first people who bought joggers … and actually jogged in them.

• “Common Courtesy Day” … if you please. Thanks for your adherence!

• “Fragrance Day” and “Flower Day”, always observed on the 1st full day of Spring.

• “Memory Day”, but we can’t remember why.

• “Single Parents Day”, toughest day of the year to find a babysitter.

• “Teenagers Day”, a day to tell them how special they are … and they’ll grunt at you.

• “World Down Syndrome Day”, the 10th annual to raise public awareness of the syndrome resulting from the triplication of the 21st chromosome … the reason it’s observed on 3/21.

Today is also: “Agriculture Day”; “Day of Action On Syringe Exchange”; “French Bread Day”; “International Day For the Elimination of Racial Discrimination”; and “International Day of Forests & The Tree”.

2006 [11] Twitter.com founder Jack Dorsey sends the first-ever tweet over his new social networking site, which reads “inviting co-workers” (not too creative, huh?)

2009 [08] U2 hits #1 with “No Line On the Horizon”, the band’s 12th studio album

2011 [06] 1st ‘Full Face Transplant’ is performed by surgeons at Brigham & Women’s Hospital in Boston MA

2013 [04] John Mayer becomes the 1st celebrity to host a Google+ ‘Hangout’, an online virtual meeting place with his fans

2000 [17] *NSYNC’s “No Strings Attached” sets an all-time benchmark for ‘Single-Day Album Sales’ at 1.1 million units

[Wed] As Young As You Feel Day
[Wed] International Day Of the Seal
[Wed] Goof-Off Day
[Wed] World Water Day
[Thurs] Puppy Day
[Thurs] Tamale Day
[Thurs] Near Miss Day
This Week Is … Tsunami Awareness Week
This Month Is … Cheerleading Safety Month


✓ Thin people fill the candy dish on their desk with paperclips.
✓ Thin people nibble cashews one at a time.
✓ Thin people think Oreo cookies are for kids.
✓ Thin people split a large combination pizza with 7 friends.
✓ Thin people read books that they have to hold with both hands.
✓ Thin people throw out stale potato chips.
✓ Thin people don’t celebrate with a hot-fudge sundae every time they lose a pound.
✓ Thin people bring 2 cookies into the TV room instead of the entire bag.
✓ Thin people get up in the middle of the night only to drink a glass of water.
✓ Thin people are animals. They eat only when they are hungry.

☎ Should the wealthy be allowed to buy their way to faster healthcare at private clinics?

• Which plant’s scent helps you fall asleep?
a. Lavender [CORRECT]
b. Ginger
c. Mint
d. Marijuana

• In which sport does the defense control the ball?
a. Baseball [CORRECT]
b. Field Hockey
c. Basketball
d. Rowing
– “Trivia Crack”

I finally got around to buying snow tires. They melted on my way home.

Question: Women spend 40 minutes a week worrying about THIS.
The Answer: Complexion.

The first to apologize is the bravest. The first to forgive is the strongest. The first to forget is the happiest.

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