Friday, March 23, 2018 – Edition: #6183
There’s No BS Like Show BS …
BS SHOW BIZ BUZZ:
★ In a brand new bio, Pam Dawber, who played ‘Mindy’ opposite Robin Williams’ ‘Mork’, says that Williams, would often be naked in front of her and even grab her breasts! But Dawber says that she was not upset about any of that because “it was the Seventies!”. In the book, titled ‘Robin’, written by Dave Itzkoff, Dawber is quoted as saying that she “really loved Robin, and Robin really loved me. We just clicked”, and she says that he was ‘such a nice person,’ with a ‘gigantic heart.’ Mork and Mindy ran from 1978-82 and was responsible for making Williams a star.
★ Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg is the latest target of Jim Carrey’s satirical artwork. On Tuesday, Carrey posted a cartoonish portrait he painted of Zuckerberg, along with the caption: “Who are you sharing your life with?” and the hashtag #regulatefacebook. The post was met with mixed responses. Many commenters supported the image, with one user commenting “Keep going Jim. You’ve gotten their attention.”
(Well, we KNOW Carrey likes attention…)
★ Amy Poehler will step behind the camera to direct a new Netflix comedy featuring her old Saturday Night Live pals. Poehler will also star in “Wine Country”, alongside Rachel Dratch, Ana Gasteyer and Maya Rudolph. The film follows the fortunes of a group of longtime friends, who head to California’s Napa Valley as part of a 50th birthday celebration.
★ ‘The Big Bang Theory’ is making Amy and Sheldon’s wedding a family affair. Jerry O’Connell has been tapped to play Sheldon’s older brother for the Season 11 finale, which will air on Wednesday. Laurie Metcalf, who has played Sheldon’s mother in the past, will return to walk him down the aisle.
★ Madame Tussauds confirms that Meghan Markle is getting her own wax statue, which will be unveiled ahead of royal wedding. Markle’s “chosen outfit and stance remain a tightly guarded secret”, according to the London attraction, but the “choice will reflect an iconic moment in Meghan’s royal journey so far”.
(As you may have guessed, Charles already has a wax statue…which he uses as a stand-in whenever he is double-booked!)
(***See ‘Things you didn’t know about Prince Charles’, below***)
★ Molly Ringwald wants to find the polka-dot prom dress she wore in the 1986 movie ‘Pretty In Pink’. She played a high school senior in the coming of age of movie in which her character creates her own unique pink prom gown. Ringwald, who is 50, kept all the costumes she wore in the John Hughes film…except for the iconic dress she had on in the story’s climactic scene. Now she wishes she could get her hands on it. According to Ringwald, “Back then I hated it so much, but now, it’s the one thing from all of my films that I would love to have.”
WEEKEND SHOW BIZ SKED:
• “The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon” (NBC/CTV): Leslie Mann, Jim Jefferies, Joe List
• “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” (CBS/Global): Tom Brady, Emmy Blotnick ( R )
• “Late Night with Seth Meyers” (NBC/CTV): Ricky Gervais, Lena Waithe, Luke Mitchell, Brendan Canty ( R )
• “The Late Late Show with James Corden” (CBS/CTV): Elton John, Sharon Stone, Vance Joy ( R )
• “The View” (ABC/CTV): Jenna Fischer, Oliver Hudson
• “The Talk” (CBS): Marcia Clark, Lynda Carter, Jessica Altman
• “Live with Kelly and Ryan” (ABC/CTV): Taraji P. Henson, Patrick Schwarzenegger, Daphne Oz, guest co-host Sisanie
• “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” (NBC/CTV): John Cena, Sigourney Weaver, Jhene Aiko & Rae Sremmurd
• Hope & Fury: MLK, the Movement and the Media (NBC): How Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and leaders of the civil rights movement used the power of print and visual media, especially television, to awaken America to the shame and injustice of racial inequality.
• “Royal Matchmaker” (HALLMARK): A king hires a struggling matchmaker to find his son a suitable wife in time for a national celebration. The deadline is approaching and the matchmaker finds him the perfect wife except she realizes that she has fallen in love with the matchmaker.
• “Saturday Night Live” (NBC): Hosted by Saoirse (Sur-Sha) Ronan, with musical guest U2.
• “JUNO Awards” (CBC): Michael Buble hosts, with performances by Arcade Fire, Arkells, Dianna Krall, and Jessie Reyez. Barenaked Ladies will be joined onstage by former member and co-founder Steven Page for a one-time special performance to celebrate their induction into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame.
BS MUSIC NOTES:
• The Weeknd – will headline Lollapalooza 2018, along with Bruno Mars, Jack White, and Arctic Monkeys. Returning to Chicago’s Grant Park Aug. 2-5, the bill also includes Travis Scott, the National, Vampire Weekend, Logic, Odesza, Post Malone, Tyler, the Creator, Portugal. the Man, Post Malone, Khalid, CHVRCHES, St. Vincent, Lil Uzi Vert, Camila Cabello, and more.
• Justin Timberlake – has teamed up with Washington Mayor Muriel Bowser to shoot a video promoting the “March of Our Lives” rally tomorrow. Ariana Grande, Jennifer Hudson, Demi Lovato, Common and Vic Mensa are expected at the march, organized after 17 people were shot and killed at a school in Florida last month.
• SZA – has reignited talk of retirement in a new interview. She toyed with the idea of retiring from music once before, when she tweeted (then deleted) “I actually quit” in 2016. In the interview with ‘Flaunt’, she says that her next album might be her last.
• Michael Buble – he and his wife Luisana Lopilato are reportedly expecting a baby girl. The couple – who are already parents to sons Noah, four, and Elias, two – are said to have revealed the sex of their third child to friends and family.
• Boy George – is set to hit the road with Culture Club this summer. They’ve scheduled 40 dates across the US alongside The B-52s and The Thompson Twins’ Tom Bailey. Boy George & Culture Club also have a new album set to go.
• Bruce Springsteen – has announced a final extension of his ‘Springsteen on Broadway’ engagement — but it’s a massive one. The Boss will continue to perform at New York’s Walter Kerr Theater through Dec. 15, with 81 additional shows beginning July 10.
• Roger Daltrey – his new solo album was saved by Pete Townshend. Daltrey says he was harboring doubts about ‘As Long as I Have You’ during his battle with viral meningitis, when his Who bandmate convinced him to press ahead. Quote: ”There was a time there when I didn’t think I’d make it at all. But this incredible peace came over me. I’ll never forget it. Pete was the one who convinced me that it was great.” Townshend plays guitar on seven songs on the new album, out June 1.
• Neil Diamond – will receive the highest honor from the Songwriters Hall of Fame. He’ll accept the Johnny Mercer Award on June 14.
• Keith Urban – borrows from one of Merle Haggard’s most beloved classics for his new single, ‘Coming Home’. Urban uses the opening guitar riff of Haggard’s ‘Mama Tried’, which is an otherwise pop-country style song. He asked for permission from Haggard’s family before copping the lick.
• Kenny Chesney – has joined the list of entertainers for the Academy of Country Music Awards April 15. Other new additions to the lineup include Lady Antebellum, Blake Shelton and Keith Urban.
TODAY’S MOVIE OPENINGS:
• “Pacific Rim Uprising” (PG-13, Action/Drama): Jake Pentecost, son of Stacker Pentecost, reunites with Mako Mori to lead a new generation of Jaeger pilots, including rival Lambert and 15-year-old hacker Amara, against a new Kaiju threat. (John Boyega, Scott Eastwood)
• “Isle of Dogs” (PG-13, Animation/Comedy): Follows a boy’s odyssey in search of his lost dog after an outbreak of canine flu in Japan. (Bryan Cranston, Koyu Rankin)
• “Unsane” (R-Rated, Drama/Mystery): A young woman is involuntarily committed to a mental institution, where she is confronted by her greatest fear–but is it real or a product of her delusion? (Claire Foy, Joshua Leonard, Jay Pharoah)
• “Sherlock Gnomes” (PG, Animation/Comedy): Garden gnomes, Gnomeo & Juliet, recruit renowned detective Sherlock Gnomes to investigate the mysterious disappearance of other garden ornaments. (Kelly Asbury, Mary J. Blige, Emily Blunt)
• “Midnight Sun” (PG-13, Drama/Romance): A 17-year-old girl suffers from a condition that prevents her from being out in the sunlight. (Bella Thorne, Patrick Schwarzenegger, Rob Riggle)
• “Paul, Apostle of Christ” (PG-13, Drama): The story of Paul, from the most infamous persecutor of Christians to Jesus Christ’s most influential apostle. (James Faulkner, Jim Caviezel)
WEEKEND TINDER TIP:
Guys, if you want to ramp up how many ‘right swipes’ you are scoring, you only have to do one thing: Wear red. A study published by the National Center for Biotechnology Information says that wearing red makes men appear more powerful and confident, thus increasing their sexual desirability. And if you don’t have a red shirt handy? Post your pic with a red background. A series of 7 experiments showed that women perceive men to be more attractive and sexually desirable when seen on a red background. Apparently women are biologically programmed to view men in red as higher in status, more likely to make more money or climb the proverbial ladder. But this isn’t true just for humans. Female species across the entire animal kingdom prefer a male in red.
(I know that the red background works…if it’s a Ferrari!)
(I don’t have a red shirt, but my face does get terribly flushed when I talk to girls, so…)
(Santa Claus = sex object)
THINGS YOU PROBABLY DIDN’T KNOW (and possibly don’t care to know) ABOUT PRINCE CHARLES:
➠ He doesn’t know what cling wrap is: Or he didn’t until Camilla heard him shriek in shock upon encountering cold meats under cling wrap after having asked staff to leave food out for him to snack on later.
➠ He once boasted about using the ‘tube’: In a bid to seem down with the kids, Charles once boasted about having once travelled by subway. But in response to his claims, a close friend pointed out that it was “Only to open a line.”
➠ He takes his bedroom furniture everywhere he goes: It isn’t uncommon for him to have staff pack his orthopedic bed, fresh linen, radio, a chest of drawers, his personal toilet seat, rolls of Kleenex Premium Comfort toilet paper and two landscapes of the Scottish Highlands.
➠ He changes his clothes five times a day: Well, UP TO five times a day. With the help of four valets. Oh, and of his 124 members of staff, a butler, two valets, a private secretary, typist, chef and handful of bodyguards join him whenever he leaves one of his six residences.
(Ladies and gentlemen, meet the world’s last employed ‘typist’!)
➠ He has expensive taste: he refuses to travel without his private plane or helicopter and can easily spend a small fortune on day trips. In 2006, he reportedly used the royal train to travel to Penrith (at a cost of US$27,000) just to visit a pub. (He brought his toilet seat, I hope!)
(See, he does this stuff and he’s eccentric. I do weird stuff and people cross the street when they see me coming!)
-From the book ‘Rebel Prince: The Power, Passion and Defiance of Prince Charles’, by Tom Bower
BS CHRONOMETER 03.23.18
TODAY’S CELEBIRTHDAYS . . .
1949  Ric Ocasek, Baltimore, MD, rock vocalist (The Cars-‘Shake it Up’, ‘My Best Friend’s Girl’)/Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2018/married to model Paulina Porizkova since 1989
1968  Damon Albarn, London UK, alt-rock singer/songwriter/producer (Gorillaz-‘Feel Good Inc’, Blur-‘Girls & Boys’)
1972  Reggie Watts, Stuttgart, Germany, band leader (“The Late Late Show With James Corden” since 2015)
1974  Randall Park, Los Angeles CA, TV actor (‘Louis Huang’ on “Fresh Off the Boat” since 2015, “Veep” 2012-16)
1976  Keri Russell, Fountain Valley CA, TV actress (“The Americans” since 2013, “Felicity” 1998-2002)/movie actress (“Dawn Of the Planet Of the Apes”, “Mission: Impossible III”)
1976  Michelle Monaghan, Winthrop IA, movie actress (“Patriots Day”, “Mission: Impossible III”)/TV actress (“The Path” since 2016, “True Detective” 2015)
1978  Perez Hilton (Mario Lavandeira Jr), Miami FL, pop culture blogger (PerezHilton.com)/media personality (“Radio Perez”)
1986  Brett Eldredge, Paris IL, country singer (‘Mean to Me’, ‘Lose My Mind’), 2014 CMT artist of the year)
1951  Tommy Hilfiger, Elmira NY, fashion designer (‘Tommy Girl’)
1973  Jim Parsons, Houston TX, TV actor (‘Sheldon Cooper’ on “The Big Bang Theory” since 2007)
1974  Alyson Hannigan, Washington DC, TV actress (“How I Met Your Mother” 2005-2014, “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” 1997-2003)/movie actress (“American Pie” movies)
1976  Peyton Manning, New Orleans LA, retired NFL QB (Denver Broncos 2012-15)/2 Super Bowls with 2 teams)/5-time NFL MVP/14-time Pro Bowl selection
1977  Jessica Chastain, Sacramento CA, movie actress (“Interstellar”, “Zero Dark Thirty”)
Soul singer Aretha Franklin (‘Respect’) is 76; Oldies singer Elton John (‘Bennie and the Jets’) is 71; Actress-fashion maven Sarah Jessica Parker (“Sex & The City”) is 53; Auto racer Danica Patrick is 36; Actress-singer Katharine McPhee (“Smash”) is 34; Rapper Big Sean (‘Bounce Back’) is 30; Producer Ryan Lewis (Macklemore & Ryan Lewis) is 30.
TODAY’S BS REASONS TO PARTY . . .
• “Chip & Dip Day”. While North Americans might pick ‘Sour Cream & Onion’ or ‘Salt & Vinegar’ chips, the top flavors for ‘crisps’ in the UK include ‘Roast Beef & Mustard’ and ‘Smoked Ham & Pickle’. The Swiss like ‘Paprika’, while Thais choose ‘Prawn’, and in Egypt ‘Kebab’ is popular. The best dip? ‘Hot Bean with Jalapenos’ … or is it?
• “Puppy Day”, the idea being to save 10,000 homeless puppies in a single day by encouraging adoptions at dog pounds and rescue centers.
• “Cuddly Kitten Day”, whether you are a cat person or dog person, today serves as a reminder to pamper your pet. Cuddle and snuggle with your beloved, furry friend. Shower him or her with extra love, a few extra treats or a brand new toy
• “World Meteorological Day”, an annual UN observance to promote understanding of how weather, climate, and water affects us all. For one thing, it seems to be our favorite topic of conversation. What overused weather clichés should be dumped?
• “Chocolate Covered Raisins Day” … but not the kind you find in your kid’s bunny cage.
• “World Tuberculosis Day”, to build public awareness that TB remains an epidemic in much of the world, causing the deaths of about 1.6 million each year, mostly in Third World nations.
• “Cocktail Day”, cocktails are drinks typically comprised of wine or a distilled beverage (such as whiskey, brandy, vodka, rum, or tequila) and mixed with other tasty ingredients such as cream, soda, liqueurs, fruit, juices, honey, beer, etc. (and if you don’t drink, celebrate the movie instead!)
• International Waffle Day” (“Vaffeldagen”), a holiday that originated in Sweden to coincide with the Christian “Feast Of the Annunciation”. It was also considered the start of Spring so it became a custom for Swedish families to celebrate both events by making waffles on this day.
• “Pecan Day”, an annual salute to the only nut tree native to North America. The word comes from Algonquian language, meaning a nut requiring a stone to crack. Now tell me, is it ‘PEE-can’ or ‘puh-CAHN’?
• “Tolkien Reading Day”, an annual event launched by the Tolkien Society in 2003 with the aim of encouraging the reading of the works of JRR Tolkien. The March 25th date was chosen in honor of the fall of ‘Sauron’ in “Lord Of the Rings”.
THIS DAY IN SHOW BIZ . . .
2002  At the 22nd Golden Raspberry Awards, Mariah Carey takes home her first Razzie as ‘Worst Actress’ for her starring role in “Glitter”
2011  Screen legend Elizabeth Taylor (“Cat on a Hot Tin Roof”, “Cleopatra”) dies in Los Angeles of congestive heart failure at age 79
TODAY’S MUSIC EVENTS . . .
1985  Billy Joel marries his “Uptown Girl”, supermodel Christie Brinkley. They remain married for nine years.
1992  1992 Billy Ray Cyrus releases ‘Achy Breaky Heart’. It becomes his signature song and starts a line-dancing craze throughout the US.
TODAY’S FIRSTS . . .
1839  1st recorded use of the term “OK” [oll korrect] (in the Boston Post)
2002  At the 75th Academy Awards, Eminem becomes the 1st rapper to take home an Oscar as ‘Lose Yourself’ from the film “8 Mile” wins ‘Best Original Song’
TODAY’S RECORD . . .
2014  Kentucky beats undefeated Wichita State in the NCAA basketball tournament, ending Wichita’s historic 35-0 record
BS WACK FACTS:
✓ Dreams get weirder as the night wears on.
✓ If you eat too many carrots you may turn orange.
✓ Humans can inflate balloons with their ears.
✓ Some turtles breathe through their butts.
✓ In Super Mario Bros., Mario has to walk 3.4 miles and swim 1218.5 feet to save Princess Peach—not including bonus areas or warps.
✓ In older versions of Little Red Riding Hood, the girl and the wolf eat grandma together.
BS SIGNS YOU’RE FAILING DRIVERS ED:
• As soon as you get behind the wheel, your instructor automatically inflates his airbag.
• You’ve worn out 7 brake pedals … in 2 lessons.
• To save time, the police have ordered traffic tickets with your name pre-printed on them.
• Other student drivers in your car are strongly encouraged to take Valium.
• You’ve single-handedly advanced public acceptance of driverless vehicles by 6.5 years.
• Several cab companies have already offered you a job.
BS SIGNS YOU JOINED THE WRONG MARTIAL ARTS SCHOOL:
• First demonstration consists of falling to the floor, curling up into the fetal position, and whimpering.
• The gis [‘jhees’] look suspiciously like old hospital gowns.
• Your dojo’s symbol is a bulls-eye.
• The techniques are only effective if your attacker is one of The Three Stooges.
• Every night local muggers gather in the parking lot waiting for class to end.
• You take yourself to the mat every time you try to tie your belt on.
• At the end of each class, your instructor says, “…or you could just buy a friggin’ gun.”
– Adapted from TopFive.com
BS PHONE STARTER:
What’s the oddest thing you’ve ever found while Spring cleaning? (Other than that you hate Spring cleaning.)
BS RANDOM JOKE:
The first time I got a universal remote control, I thought to myself, “This changes everything!”
BS WATER COOLER QUESTION:
Question: 1/4 of married people say this annoys them more than anything else about their spouse?
Answer: They are control freaks
BS DEEP THOUGHT:
A woman’s mind is cleaner than a man’s: she changes it more often.