Friday, March 28, 2014        Edition: #5190

100% Grade A Bull!

★ The ladies of “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” (Bravo) fear their co-star Yolanda Foster’s renowned music composer husband, David Foster, has a wandering eye for younger women. Amidst rumors the couple has hit a rocky patch, 50-year-old Yolanda’s fellow housewives are claiming David (64) definitely likes to flirt with women, especially much younger ones. On the housewives’ recent trip to Puerto Rico, the others called out Yolanda for not having her husband around. She explained David had made it clear the show was ‘beneath him’. It is Foster’s 4th marriage and he’s had issues in the past with being in committed relationships, but his rep has stated that rumors of a split are ‘totally not true’. (BS translation: He’s outta there!)
★ The white male tiger that mauled showman Roy Horn onstage in Las Vegas in 2003 has died. ‘Mantecore’ attacked the German entertainer midway through a Siegfried & Roy show at the Mirage Resort & Casino, leaving him in a critical condition. The incident ended the duo’s run as one of the top attractions in Sin City; 267 cast and crew members were laid off. But Horn has always maintained the tiger was not to blame for his injuries. Announcing the big cat’s death this week, Horn said, “The world has lost one of its most majestic creatures and I have lost a brother.” ‘Mantecore’ was 17-years-old when he passed away after a short illness. (Aw, poor widdle puddy tat … er, make that 300-lb puddy tat.)
– “Hollywood Reporter”
★ And Kim Kardashian’s mom-ager Kris Jenner (58) has turned to cops for help after claiming she’s become the target of an extortion plot over a sex tape. The reality TV matriarch claims she’s been bombarded with phone calls, voicemail, and text messages every day for the past few weeks from someone who claims to have explicit footage of Jenner engaged in a steamy romp. Jenner is adamant the tape does not exist, despite previously confessing to once filming herself and estranged husband Bruce Jenner (64) making love early on in their relationship. (Icky! Can we please take up a collection to make sure this never surfaces anywhere?)

• “Call the Midwife” (PBS) – Sunday the Brit drama’s 3rd season North American debut.
• “Ellen DeGeneres Show” (syndicated/CTV2) – Today Darlene Love (“20 Feet from Stardom”).
• “Jimmy Kimmel Live” (ABC/CityTV) – Tonight Enrique Iglesias (“Sex & Love”). Rerun.
• “Juno Awards” (CTV) – Sunday Canada’s annual music awards gala in Winnipeg MB. Arcade Fire leads nominations with 6, including ‘Artist Of the Year’, for which they’ll compete with Blue Rodeo, Hedley, Tegan & Sara, and Walk Off the Earth. Michael Bublé and Serena Ryder have 5 nominations; Celine Dion, Drake, Hedley, and Tegan & Sara have 4  apiece.
• “Last Call With Carson Daly” (NBC) – Tonight Lily Kershaw (“In the Garden): Tame Impala (“EP”). Rerun.
• “Late Show With David Letterman” (CBS/Omni1) – Tonight Phantogram (“Voices”). Rerun.
• Lollapalooza Chile (Santiago) – Saturday-Sunday Arcade Fire, Nine Inch Nails, Red Hot Chili Peppers, and Soundgarden headline. Also on the bill: Cage the Elephant, Ellie Goulding, Lorde, Phoenix, Vampire Weekend and dozens more. The lineup for Lollapalooza Argentina on Tuesday-Wednesday features most of the same acts.
• “Saturday Night Live” (NBC/Global) – Host Louis CK (“Louie”); musical guest Sam Smith (“In the Lonely Hour”, out June 17th).
• “The Talk” (CBS) – Today Il Divo (“Wicked Game”).
• “Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” (NBC/CTV2) – Tonight Passenger debuts the track “Scare Away the Dark” (“Whispers”, out June 10th).
• “The Walking Dead” (AMC) – Sunday the 4th season finalé.
• “Wendy Williams” (syndicated) – Today Future (“Honest”, out April 22nd).
• “Women Who Rock” (PBS) – Tonight a documentary tracing the impact of female musicians from the 1920s to the 21st century, when women became the top-grossing recording artists.

• Coldplay – Their new song “Magic”, written during Chris Martin’s break-up with Gwyneth Paltrow, may offer some clues about split. Martin sings: “I don’t want anybody else but you” and of feeling “broken into two”.
• “Frozen” – The Disney soundtrack got a sales boost this week thanks to release of the movie on DVD and Blu-Ray. In fact, it has its best sales week yet, leading to its 7th week at #1 on the album sales chart, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Total sales now top 1.6 million.
• Kate Bush – Additional shows have been added to the Brit singer’s upcoming first tour in 30 years … before tickets have even gone on sale. A further 7 dates were added to the “Before the Dawn” tour after a pre-sale of tickets has shown that demand would exceed availability.
• Lady Gaga – She’s the final act to play NYC’s legendary Roseland Ballroom before it shuts its doors. Her 7 shows at the intimate 3,500-seat venue run tonight, Sunday and Monday, and then April 2, 4, 6 and 7.
• Rihanna – She’s put her Pacific Palisades property in LA on the market after owning it or just over a year. An incident with a stalker may have contributed to the quick turnaround. Asking price for the sprawling 11,000-sq-ft mansion is just a hair under $15 million. She’s been renting out the hovel since November for … $65,000-a-month.
• Trace Adkins – This week his wife Rhonda filed for divorce after 16 years of marriage, citing ‘irreconcilable differences’. She’s also seeking child support, alimony, legal fees, and primary custody of their 3 children. Adkins recently spent time in rehab.

• “Mistaken for Strangers” (Limited Release Music Documentary ): Actor/.director Tom Berninger chronicles his time spent on the road as a member of the tour crew for The National, the rock band fronted by his brother, Matt Berninger. Filming took place in 2010, just as the band was about to embark on the biggest tour of its career.
• “Noah” ( PG-13 Biblical Drama ): Russell Crowe portrays the title character, the man chosen by God to undertake a momentous mission of rescue before an apocalyptic flood destroys the world. Co-stars Jennifer Connelly, Anthony Hopkins, Emma Watson. Directed by Darren Aronofsky (“Black Swan”). (Noah had short hair?)
• “Sabotage” ( R-Rated Crime Thriller ): In this action-heavy spin on the classic Agatha Christie story, an elite DEA task force find themselves being taken down one-by-one after they rob a drug cartel safe house. Stars Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sam Worthington, Terrence Howard, Olivia Williams.
• Also opening in limited release: “Breathe In” (Romantic Drama); “Cesar Chavez” (Biography); “Finding Vivian Maier” (Documentary); “Hide Your Smiling Faces” (Drama); and “The Raid 2” (Crime Thriller).

It is the 50th anniversary of “Jeopardy!” this weekend. The original daytime version aired on NBC-TV from March 30, 1964 to January 3, 1975 with original host Art Fleming. The evening version followed. So why has it lasted so long? Perhaps because it’s a game show that requires pure skill, or as close as we’ve come to one. Winners need both a vast knowledge base and very quick access to the brain’s darkest reaches of memory. Or perhaps it continues to survive simply because it is just so damn hard. The game made its developer, talk show host Merv Griffin (1925-2007), mega-millions. And Alex Trebek has made out OK as well, hosting the game for 30 years, since 1984. “Jeopardy!” ‘Think’ music here …
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Millennials, it’s not all about you anymore. It’s only about some of you. Specifically, the ‘Yummies’. That’s the term  banking and financial services company HSBC has coined in a 100-page report to its clients this month, to refer to the growing buying power of the young urban male (YUM). These guys have what so many other Millennials don’t … money. With well-paying jobs and no family to support, at least yet, Yummies have disposable income to burn. According to HSBC researchers, “The metro-sexual, that cliché from 20 years ago, is now becoming a commercial reality.” (Also known as ‘Boys with Toys’.)

Google is hoping to make its Internet-connected eyewear more stylish as part of a partnership with Luxottica, the maker of Ray-Ban and Oakley frames. The alliance with the Italian eyewear designer is Google’s latest attempt to make wearable technology look less geeky. Luxottica will develop frames equipped with Google Glass, a thumbnail-sized screen above the wearer’s right eye to view Internet content. More than 10,000 people have already bought Glass as part of a limited ‘Explorer’ program. Google still hasn’t spelled out when it will be widely available, although it’s still aiming for later this year. (Glass is priced at about $1,500. Ray Ban frames will likely add $200-plus more.)
– AP

Everyone has a unique tongue print, just like fingerprints.


1955 [59] Reba McEntire, McAlester OK, country singer (“Turn On the Radio”, “Consider Me Gone”)/TV actress (“Malibu Country” 2012, “Reba” 2001-07)/movie actress (“Tremors”)

1969 [45] Rodney Atkins, Knoxville TN, country singer (“Take a Back Road”, “These Are My People”)

1970 [44] Vince Vaughn, Minneapolis MN, movie actor (“Wedding Crashers”, “Old School”)

1975 [39] Kate Gosselin, Philadelphia PA, reality TV personality (“Celebrity Wife Swap” 2013, “Kate Plus 8” 2010-11, “Dancing With the Stars” 2010, “Jon & Kate Plus 8” 2007-09)  UP NEXT: She’s filming Season 14 of “The Celebrity Apprentice” in NYC.

1976 [38] Dave Keuning, Pella IA, rock guitarist (The Killers-“When You Were Young”, “Mr Brightside”)

1981 [33] Julia Stiles, NYC, movie actress (“The Bourne Ultimatum”, “Save the Last Dance”)/TV actress (“Dexter” 2010)

1986 [28] Lady Gaga (Stefani Germanotta), NYC, pop singer (“Born This Way”, “Just Dance”)

Rock singer/”Lollapalooza” founder Perry Farrell (Jane’s Addiction) is 55; TV correspondent Lara Logan (“60 Minutes”) is 43.

Rock musician Eric Clapton (“Change the World”) is 69; TV actor Ian Ziering (“Sharknado”) is 50; Pop singer Celine Dion (“My Heart Will Go On”) is 46; Pop/jazz singer Norah Jones (“Don’t Know Why”) is 35; Pop singer-songwriter Anna Nalick (“Breathe [2 AM]”) is 30; Country singer Justin Moore (“If Heaven Wasn’t So Far Away”) is 30.

• “Hot Tub Day”, time to soak yourself in a steaming hot tub and bust the stress. Human stew!
• “Something On a Stick Day”, celebrating corn dogs, shish kebabs, Popsicles, ice cream bars, and any of the estimated 3 dozen other foods regularly served on a stick.
• “Weed Appreciation Day”, a salute to plants that grow wild which, though classified as weeds, have a beauty all their own. Think of them as wildflowers and see if that helps.

• “Earth Hour 2014”, a global effort initiated by the World Wide Fund to raise awareness of the need to reduce energy consumption. Hundreds of millions around-the-world are expected to show support by turning off their lights for 1 hour at 8.30 pm local time. The event began 7 years ago when an estimated 2.2 million Australians in Sydney participated.
• “Mom & Pop Business Owners Day”, honoring family-run, small-time business operations. Ask listeners for the most unusual combination of services offered by a single business that they’ve come across, ie: “Al’s Roofing & Dry Cleaning”.

• “Doctors Day”, an observance dating back 81 years to 1933 that commemorates the 1st use of anaesthetic during surgery by one Dr Crawford W Long in 1842. He got the idea by observing party-goers hammered on nitrous oxide and sulfuric ether.
• “International #TableTopDay”, encouraging the enjoyment of board games

1995 [19] Oddball singer Lyle Lovett and actress Julia Roberts announce they are separating after 21 months of marriage (right after she gets the prescription for her contacts renewed)

1973 [41] Pink Floyd’s “Dark Side Of the Moon” album hits #1 (it remains on the album chart for 741 weeks from 1973-88, as an estimated 50 million copies are sold)

1984 [30] Baltimore Colts owner Bob Irsay moves his NFL team to Indianapolis in the middle of the night without any sort of public announcement to fans

1999 [15] Venus Williams beats kid sister Serena to win the Lipton Championship, the 1st all-sister women’s tennis final in 115 years

1983 [31] Fred Jipp is sentenced to 28 years in prison in Phoenix, Arizona for fraud and bigamy after marrying 104 women in 28 countries over a 30-year period

[Mon] She’s Funny That Way Day
[Mon] Clam On the Half-Shell Day
[Mon] Farm Workers Day
[Mon] Sleep Apnea Awareness Day
[Tues] April Fools Day
This Week Is … Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Week
This Month Is … Play the Recorder Month


• Banjo … son of actress Rachel Griffiths.
• Bronx Mowgli … son of singers Ashlee Simpson & Pete Wentz.
• Buddy Bear, Daisy Boo, and Petal Blossom Rainbow … children of chef Jamie Oliver.
• Camera … daughter of late tennis player Arthur Ashe.
• Kannon … son of comedian/actor Kevin James.
• Kyd … son of actor David Duchovny.
• Ocean … son of actor Forest Whitaker.
• Pirate … son of musician Jonathan Davis.
• Seven … son of rapper Andre 3000.
• Tu … daughter of actor Rob Morrow (Tu Morrow … get it?)
– Adapted from

☎ What’s the weirdest ‘millennium’ souvenir you still have from the year 2000?

What is the longest period of time recorded between 2 twins being born?
a. 19 minutes.
b. 5 hours.
c. 87 days. [CORRECT]
d. 6 years.

Question: Outside of our homes and jobs, we spend more time HERE than anywhere else.
Answer: Shopping malls.

If you’re losing, change the game.

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