Monday, March 28, 2016        Edition: #5656


100% Grade A Bull!

BS SHOW BIZ BUZZ:
★ Robert De Niro is removing the anti-vaccination documentary “Vaxxed” from the lineup at his Tribeca Film Festival (April 13-24), after initially defending its inclusion. The decision to include the film  “Vaxxed: From Cover-up to Conspiracy” by anti-vaccination activist Andrew Wakefield came under fire, particularly since Wakefield’s contention that measles, mumps, and rubella vaccine have a link to autism has since been totally discredited. While De Niro on Friday defended the decision to include the film, he released a statement Saturday saying he’s reversed his decision. Check out this world map showing the repercussions of Wakefield’s  fraudulent 1998 research paper …
NET: http://tinyurl.com/n37ufvv
– AP
★ Apple’s 1st original TV series will be about … apps. Media watchers have long predicted Apple is set to challenge Netflix and Amazon in original digital programming. Now Apple has made an official announcement – it is producing a non-scripted series to spotlight the app economy. The idea for the show came from Ben Silverman, an executive producer on the CW’s “Jane the Virgin” and Netflix’s “Flaked”.  One observer suggests Apple is merely intending to use the reality series about app developers to increase interest in its App Store. Another red flag regarding the likely success of this ‘programming’ …. Will.i.am is said to be involved in some way. Not much else is known about Apple’s app show at the moment.
– “New York Post”
★ Actor Hugh Jackman played lifeguard Saturday after his 15-year-old son became trapped in a riptide in Australia. Jackman was at Bondi Beach in Sydney when reports say the currents suddenly changed, causing a strong riptide in the water. When Jackman’s son Oscar began having trouble in the waves, “The Wolverine” actor had to step in and help. Luckily for Hugh, there were plenty of other people around, including lifeguards who assisted with the rescue and got Oscar to shore. A rep for the actor tells Australia’s ABC News, “Hugh and Oscar are completely fine. It looks more dramatic in the video than it was.”
– TMZ.com
★ And skepticism about a purported romantic relationship between 32-year-old Brit pop star/TV personality Cheryl Fernandez-Versini (Cole) and 22-year-old Liam Payne of One Direction continues to grow. Many think it’s hype to boost ratings for Simon Cowell’s flagging “The X Factor” (on which Liam is said to be joining Cheryl as a panelist next season). But is the doubtfulness any wonder? This is how Cheryl’s love life has been covered in just one single newspaper: 2016: “Cheryl & Liam from One Direction in secret 3-month relationship.” 2014: “Cheryl & Jean-Bernard marry after secret 3-month relationship.” 2010: “Cheryl & Will.i.am secretly dating.”
– PopBitch.com

TODAY’S SHOW BIZ SKED:
• “Conan” (TBS/CTV) – Disturbed (“Immortalized”).
• “Dancing With the Stars” (ABC) – The dancers open the show by performing to “Shake That” by Samantha Jade f/Pitbull; each couple individually performs on ‘Latin Night’.
• “Ellen DeGeneres Show” (syndicated/CTV2) – Justin Bieber (“Purpose”); Leon Bridges (“Coming Home”). Rerun.
• “Jimmy Kimmel Live” (ABC/CityTV) – David Gilmour (“Rattle That Lock”).
• “Last Call With Carson Daly” (NBC) – Pusha T (“Fear of God Part 2: Let Us Pray”).
• “Late Night With Seth Meyers” (NBC/CTV) – Run River North (“Run River North”).
• “Late Show With Stephen Colbert” (CBS/Global) – Frightened Rabbit (“The Winter of Mixed Drinks”).
• “The Real” (syndicated) – Guest co-host Mel B (ex-Spice Girls).
• “Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” (NBC/CTV2) – Bonnie Raitt (“Dig In Deep”).
• “The Voice” (NBC/CTV2) – Guest adviser Miley Cyrus helps prepare vocalists for the knockout rounds. (Miley and Alicia Keys have been announced as new judges for next season on “The Voice”)

BS MUSIC NOTES:
• Adele –  The 27-year-old is nearing the end of the UK leg of her massive, 105-date “Adele Live 2016″ tour. When the world trek ends she’s reportedly set to take a 5-year break to concentrate on being a mother to her 3-year-old son Angelo. The tour is due to end in Mexico City on November 15th.
• Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band – Their rescheduled Madison Square Garden concert, postponed due to a blizzard in NYC, goes tonight. “The River Tour” runs up to a 2-night stand at Brooklyn NY’s Barclays Center on April 23rd and 25th.
• Josh Homme / Iggy Pop – Their North American concert schedule in support of the new album “Post Pop Depression” begins tonight in Seattle WA and runs until April 28th in LA. They then play 7 dates in May throughout Europe.
• Will.i.am –  Seems no matter how many tech flops he’s responsible for he never gives up. He is now set to launch yet another smartwatch, ‘The Dial’, which comes with a Siri-style voice-activated helper called ‘AneedA’. Quote: “Like ‘Anita’, but modified because you use it when you ‘need’ something.”
• Zayn – Malik says the album that has had the most impact on his career is the late Tupac’s “All Eyez on Me”.

CORPS WITH REP:
The Reputation Institute is out with its annual list of the ‘World’s Most Reputable Companies’, based on a poll of some 240,000 people from 15 countries. The tops …
1. Rolex
2. Disney
3. Google
4. BMW
5. Daimler
6. Lego
7. Microsoft
8. Canon
9. Sony
10. Apple
(Volkswagen has taken a major hit, falling from the 14 to 123 in 2016.)
– Forbes.com

WAYS YOU UNCONSCIOUSLY SABOTAGE YOUR WEIGHT-LOSS EFFORTS:
Clinical psychologist Dr Joe Luciani, whose latest book is “Thin From Within”, weighs in on what you’re doing wrong when trying to drop a few pounds …
✗ You’re stressed. When it becomes a constant problem, food can become your escape.
✗ You’re bored. Your go-to comfort food provides the distracting pleasure of something to do.
✗ You’re watching TV or otherwise distracted. Binge-watching can lead to binge-eating.
✗ You’re depressed or anxious. Destructive eating is an anesthetic to emotional discomfort.
✗ You’re lonely. Often we try to use food to fill the emptiness in our lives.
✗ You see or smell a nostalgic comfort food. It can release in the brain the same chemicals involved in tasting these foods.
✗ You’ve had an alcoholic beverage … or 3. It lowers inhibitions and diminishes willpower.
✗ You’re tired, you have access to junk food, and it’s late at night. (Strike 3!)
– “Daily Views”

RIDICULOUS NAMES FOR CELEB COUPLES:
Since Blac Chyna & Rob Kardashian came out as ‘ChyRo’, we’ve been marveling over the idiocy of celebrity couple names. Some of them have a nice ring, but others are simply lazy. We’ve decided to create a few of our own. Some are alternative versions; some are just plain dumb … like the very idea of combo names.
• Kim Kardashian & Kanye West – Khaki?
• Victoria & David Beckham – Pecks?
• Prince William & Kate Middleton – Kwills?
• Sharon & Ozzy Osbourne – Shazzy?
• Ellen DeGeneres & Portia de Rossi – Pollen?
• Beyoncé & Jay Z – Bey Z?
• Channing Tatum & Jenna Dewan Tatum – JanniTa?
• Lady Gaga & Taylor Kinney – LaTay?
• Blake Lively & Ryan Reynolds – Bryan?
• Chrissey Teigan & John Legend – ChrOn?
• George & Amal Clooney – Clooney Tunes?
(By the way, Blac Chyna and Rob Kardashian should be ‘Blob’.)
– ContactMusic.com

DID YOU KNOW?
The last movie rented from Blockbuster Video before it closed its doors was “This Is the End”.
– List25.com

BS CHRONOMETER 03.28.16


TODAY’S CELEBIRTHDAYS . . .
1955 [61] 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 [47] Rodney Atkins, Knoxville TN, country singer (“Take a Back Road”; “These Are My People”)

1970 [46] Vince Vaughn, Minneapolis MN, movie actor (“Wedding Crashers”, “Old School”)

1975 [41] Kate Gosselin, Philadelphia PA, reality TV personality (“Kate Plus 8″ 2010-11, 2015; “Dancing With the Stars” 2010; “Jon & Kate Plus 8″ 2007-09)

1976 [40] Dave Keuning, Pella IA, rock guitarist (The Killers-”When You Were Young”; “Mr Brightside”)

1981 [35] Julia Stiles, NYC, movie actress (“The Bourne Ultimatum”; “Save the Last Dance”)/TV actress (“Dexter” 2010)

1986 [30] Lady Gaga (Stefani Germanotta), NYC, pop singer (“Born This Way”; “Just Dance”)

BS REASONS TO PARTY . . .
• “Dyngus Day”, a traditional Polish holiday designed as a day of fun on “Easter Monday” when guys chase after girls with squirt guns, buckets, and other containers of water. The more bold and gallant boys may choose to use cologne. Tradition has it the females get revenge on Tuesday when they throw dishes or crockery back at the boys. But it’s become increasingly popular for girls to get their revenge right away, tossing water back at the boys. For obvious reasons, this wacky event is also known as “Wet Easter Monday”.

• “Easter Egg Roll”, an annual celebration held on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington DC on “Easter Monday” for children & their parents. The ‘Egg Roll’ itself is a race, where children push an egg through the grass with a long-handled club. Dolly Madison, the wife of president James Madison, began the event in 1814 when hundreds of children brought their decorated eggs to join in games.

• “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”, which is not what you’re thinking. It’s 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.

THIS DAY IN SHOW BIZ . . .
1995 [21] 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)

TODAY’S MUSIC EVENTS . . .
2013 [03] Customs officials at Germany’s Munich Airport detain and quarantine Justin Bieber’s pet capuchin monkey, OG Mally, due to a lack of documentation (the Biebs abandons the critter there; it’s later sent to the Serengeti-Park animal refuge in Hodenhagen)

2014 [02] Tickets for Brit singer Kate Bush’s first live shows in 35 years sell out in less than 15 minutes (the “Before the Dawn” concerts mark her first return to the stage since 1979)

TODAY’S FIRST . . .
1999 [17] Venus Williams beats kid sister Serena to win the Lipton Championship, the 1st all-sister women’s tennis final in 115 years

TODAY’S RECORDS . . .
2012 [04] Mega Millions jackpot in the US reaches a then-world record in lottery history … $500 million

2014 [02] 3rd baseman Miguel Cabrera signs a 10-year contract with the Detroit Tigers for $292 million, exceeding the 10-year contract signed by Alex Rodriguez of the NY Yankees in 2007 for $275 million

AND REMEMBER . . .
[Tues] Mom & Pop Business Owners Day
[Wed] “Empire” season debut (FOX)
[Wed] Doctors Day
[Wed] Manatee Appreciation Day
[Wed] World Bi-Polar Day
[Thurs] She’s Funny That Way Day

THIS WEEK IS . . .
Cleaning Week / NanoDays / Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Week / Protocol Officers Week / Root Canal Awareness Week

BULL’S BITS


BEST OF BS:
Highlight bits culled from 22 years of “Bull Sheet” back issues …
HOLLYWOOD-ONICS:
Show biz gibberish and what it really means …
• ‘To pitch’ … To grovel shamelessly.
• ‘To freelance’ … To collect unemployment.
• ‘You can trust me’ … You must be new.
• ‘It needs some polishing’ … Change everything.
• ‘It shows promise’ … It stinks.
• ‘I’d like some input’ … I want total control.
• ‘Call me back next week’ … Stay out of my life.
• ‘Try and punch it up’ … I have no idea what I want.
• ‘You’ll never work in this town again’ … I have no power whatsoever.
– First published in “BS” 2008.

BS SIGNS YOU’RE A CHOCOHOLIC:
• You’ve taught your kids not to take candy from strangers … UNLESS it’s chocolate.
• A bartender has cut you off for too many shots of crème de cacao.
• You just ran out of all the Glosettes you buried in the backyard for the Winter.
• You have no patience for ‘cute candy’, preferring instead something that comes in a ‘brick’.
• The only reason you want to save the rain forest is to save the cocoa trees.
• You named your daughter ‘Hershey’.
• You own a chocolate Lab … and help him lick himself.
– First published in “BS” 2005.

BS PHONE STARTER:
☎ Should borders be abolished? There are tens-of-millions of people in the world who have fled their homeland because of war or persecution. But there are millions more who cross borders to be with family, to retire to a warm climate, or to earn more money. Countries have the right to restrict immigration, at least in theory. The question is whether they should have this right.

BS WATER COOLER QUESTION:
Question: Men spend about 2½ hours more per week doing THIS than women.
Answer: Hanging out with friends.

BS DEEP THOUGHT:
The secret of selling yourself is to have a product you truly believe in.

NOW ON OUR SHEET LIST:
Terry Cook @ WNAU 1470 New Albany MS; Lena Reece @ Legend- FM Suva, Fiji Islands; Mike Evans @  The Smoothest Place On your Radio [KBFL] Springfield MO.


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