Thursday, March 30, 2017 – Edition: #5943

Can You Believe This Sheet?

BS SHOW BIZ BUZZ:
★ Actress Emmy Rossum (“Phantom Of the Opera”) has become the latest celebrity burglary victim after thieves ransacked her LA home while she’s working in NYC. Her housekeeper discovered the break-in and 2 empty safes when showing up to clean the West Los Angeles home. Insiders say $150,000-worth of antique jewelry has been taken. It’s also claimed Rossum made the smash & grab really easy … she left the written combinations to the safes right next to them.
– TMZ.com
★ Is Brad Pitt dating Sandra Bullock? A new report claims that’s the case. Their hookup was reportedly instigated by mutual friend George Clooney, who apparently believes they would make a great couple. This comes just as things between Brad and ex Angelina Jolie have calmed down and they’re back on speaking terms. But don’t look for a ‘Pittlock’ celeb couple anytime soon. According to “People”, Pitt is currently content with the single life.
– IBTimes.com
★ A year ago, producers dropped 23 strangers into a remote area of Scotland to build a self-sufficient community away from technology. Contestants included a doctor, a chef, a paramedic, a life coach and more. They were given livestock, hunting gear, and items for cooking. Their saga about starting a society from scratch was set to air on UK’s Channel 4 as the reality TV show “Eden”. And it did … briefly. “Eden” got axed after 4 episodes. But most of the contestants kept going, unaware no one was watching. It’s not all bad news for the 10 people who stuck it out. Channel 4 says the show is returning to screens later this year.
– Postmedia Network

TODAY’S SHOW BIZ SKED:
• ACM Party For a Cause (Las Vegas NV) – Tonight-through-Sunday the 5th annual charity event takes place at 11 different venues. Performances by Kelsea Ballerini, Billy Currington, Lady Antebellum, Kip Moore, Jake Owen, Chris Stapleton, Michael Tyler, Clay Walker, Brett Young and many others. The benefit happens annually in conjunction with the ACM” Awards.
• “Conan” (TBS/CTV) – Dead Man Winter (“Furnace”).
• “Jimmy Kimmel Live” (ABC/CityTV) – Paul Shaffer & The World’s Most Dangerous Band f/Jenny Lewis & Shaggy. Rerun.
• “Last Call With Carson Daly” (NBC) – The Menzingers (“After the Party”).
• “Late Night With Seth Meyers” (NBC/CTV) – Big Thief (“Masterpiece”).
• “Late Show With Stephen Colbert” (CBS/Global) – Broken Social Scene (“Forgiveness Rock Record”).
• “Live With Kelly” (syndicated/CTV) – A Great Big World (“When the Morning Comes”).
• “The Talk” (CBS) – Dan + Shay (“Obsessed”).
• “Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” (NBC/CTV2) – Tinashe (“Joyride”).
• “Wendy Williams” (syndicated) – Charlie Wilson (“In It to Win It”). Rerun.

BS MUSIC NOTES:
• John Legend – Wednesday morning he surprised Brit commuters with an impromptu gig at St Pancras Station in London.
• Keith Urban – He’s reclaiming the top spot on the ‘Billboard Hot Country Albums’ chart for the week ending April 8th with “Ripcord”.
• Lana Del Rey – She’s been hinting on social media that she has a new collaboration with The Weeknd in the works.
• Lenny Kravitz – He’s paying tribute to Prince at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony on April 7th. The event takes place at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn NY.
• Nicki Minaj – “Vogue” reports she’s signed a ‘huge’ modeling contract with the celebrity division of model agency Wilhelmina International Inc.
• Radiohead – They’re playing a run of North American shows around their Coachella headlining appearances. The series includes gigs tonight in Miami FL and Saturday in Atlanta GA.
• The Who – Tonight and Saturday night they’re set to perform an acoustic version of their rock opera “Tommy” as part of the Teenage Cancer Trust benefit shows at London’s Royal Albert Hall. They haven’t performed the work together for 28 years.

COMING ATTRACTIONS:
A BS selection of movies in the making …
• “All I Want For Christmas” – Mariah Carey’s 1994 seasonal hit is being made into a movie. Carey is believed to be both producing and narrating the film. Sky News is reporting the production will be an animated movie, and Breanna Yde (“School of Rock”) is said to be providing the voice-over for the role of Mariah.
• “Apostle” – “Beauty & The Beast” actor Dan Stevens is playing a man who travels to a remote island in a bid to rescue his sister after she is kidnapped by a religious cult. After the group demands a ransom for her safe return, his resolve to get her back is challenged. Also in the cast: Michael Sheen (“The Masters of Sex”). The Netflix film begins shooting in April.
• “Joseph & The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” – Andrew Lloyd Webber is working on an animated film version of his stage hit. The 69-year-old composer is working alongside Tim Rice, with whom he created the original production almost 50 years ago, to create new songs for the venture. The film is being co-produced by Elton John’s Rocket Pictures.
• “The Kind Worth Killing” – Johnny Depp’s ex, Amber Heard, is eyeing up the lead role in this crime thriller. The film is an adaptation of Peter Swanson’s 2015 novel of the same name. The story follows a woman that meets a man on an airliner who confesses he’s had thoughts about murdering his unfaithful wife. Soon they find themselves collaborating on the project.
• “White Boy Rick” – Matthew McConaughey, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Bruce Dern, Piper Laurie, and Rory Cochrane are in the cast of this film based on true events in 1980s Detroit MI. The story follows a blue-collar father and his teenage son, who becomes an undercover informant and later a drug dealer. The film is now shooting, primarily in Cleveland OH, for a 2018 release.

COOL CATS:
Dog lovers will often admit to cat lovers that cats are less stinky, don’t need walking, and are arguably more intelligent but – they point out – felines are antisocial and fundamentally selfish. Seems that’s just not so. A new Oregon State University study finds that cats not only enjoy human company … they’ll pick it over food. The researchers took 50 cats from shelters and people’s homes and deprived them of food, human contact, scent, and toys for a few hours. They then introduced them to stimuli within those 4 categories and most of the cast chose human socialization, even ahead of food. (So, it seems that the love you get from little Molly is much more than just ‘cupboard love’.)
– “Telegraph”

POTENTIAL HALL OF FAMERS:
Finalists for induction into ‘The World Video Game Hall of Fame’ at The Strong Museum in Rochester NY …
✓ ‘Donkey Kong’ (1981)
✓ ‘Final Fantasy VII’ (1997)
✓ ‘Halo: Combat Evolved’ (2001)
✓ ‘Microsoft Windows Solitaire’ (1991)
✓ ‘Mortal Kombat’ (1992)
✓ ‘Myst’ (1993)
✓ ‘Pokemon Red and Green’ (1996)
✓ ‘Portal’ (2007)
✓ ‘Resident Evil’ (1996)
✓ ‘Street Fighter II’ (1991)
✓ ‘Tomb Raider’ (1996)
✓ ‘Wii Sports’ (2006)
The 2017 inductees are announced May 4th. (What, no ‘Pong’?)
– CBC News

DO YOU RINSE YOUR LEMONS?
Those who rinse think it’s disgusting that people wouldn’t, and non-rinsers think it’s a big waste of time. So what do experts say? The Center for Food Safety says rinse. In addition to having pesticides, lemons also have antibiotics on them. These can be transferred to the pulp while cutting, or onto your hands when you touch the rind. But a University of California plant pathologist says lemons are washed and treated with wax and a safe fungicide before being shipped out. And the wax means that any trace amount of pesticide residue is not really getting washed off anyway, at least not by a few seconds of rinsing. However, lemons at the grocery store are touched by who knows how many germy hands? So yes, rinse. (Ew, get that out of my drink!)
– BuzzFeed.com

DID YOU KNOW?
The expression to ‘shed crocodile tears’ exists in 45 European languages as well as Arabic, Swahili, Persian, Indian languages, Chinese, and Mongolian.
– AJ+

BS CHRONOMETER 03.30.17

TODAY’S CELEBIRTHDAYS . . .
1945 [72] Eric Clapton, Ripley UK, classic rock singer/guitarist (“Change the World”)/Rock & Roll Hall of Fame with The Yardbirds (1992), Cream (1993), and solo (2000)

1964 [53] Ian Ziering, Newark NJ, movie/TV actor (“Sharknado” movies, “Beverly Hills 90210” 1990-2000)

1968 [49] Céline Dion, Charlemagne QC, pop singer (“My Heart Will Go On”)/best selling female artist of all-time (200 million+ albums worldwide)/Canadian Walk of Fame (2003)

1979 [38] Norah Jones (Shankar), Brooklyn NY, pop/jazz singer (“Don’t Know Why”)/9 Grammy Awards

1984 [33] Justin Moore, Poyen AR, country singer (“Lettin’ the Night Roll”, “If Heaven Wasn’t So Far Away”)

1990 [27] Thomas Rhett, Valdosta GA, country singer (“T-Shirt”, “Die a Happy Man”)

BS REASONS TO PARTY . . .
• “Doctors Day”, an observance dating back 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 high on nitrous oxide and sulfuric ether. (See “Bull’s Bits” below.)

• “Pencil Day”, observed on the anniversary of the ‘Pencil with Attached Eraser’ being patented 159 years ago (1858) by Hyman Lipman. (Thereby giving us all something to chew on.)

• “Take a Walk In the Park Day”, which not only helps you stay healthy and lose weight, it enables you to reduce stress.

• “World Bipolar Day”, observed each year on the birth date of artist Vincent Van Gogh, who was posthumously diagnosed as probably having bipolar disorder. (See “Today’s Record”.)

THIS DAY IN SHOW BIZ . . .
2007 [10] Will Ferrell & Jon Heder comedy “Blades of Glory” opens in movie theaters

2014 [03] Oscar-winning film “Frozen” surpasses “Toy Story 3” to become the highest-earning animated movie in history (ends up with $1.27 billion worldwide)

TODAY’S RECORD . . .
1987 [30] On the 134th anniversary of the birth of the artist, Vincent van Gogh’s “Sunflowers” is sold for $39.85 million, more than triple the previous record for an auctioned painting (today’s a good day to play ‘Pin the Ear on the Van Gough’)

COMING UP . . .
[Fri] “The Boss Baby”; “Ghost In the Shell” open in movie theaters
[Fri] Lollapalooza Argentina begins (Buenos Aires)
[Fri] Transgender Day of Visibility
[Sat] April Fools
[Sat] International Pillow Fight Day
This Week Is … Protocol Officers Week
This Month Is … Women’s History Month

BULL’S BITS

ACTUAL MD NOTES WRITTEN ON MEDICAL CHARTS:
“On the 2nd day the knee was better, and on the 3rd day it disappeared completely.”
“The patient is tearful and crying constantly. She also appears to be depressed.”
“Discharge status: Alive but without permission.”
“Patient had waffles for breakfast and anorexia for lunch.”
“While in the ER, she was examined, X-rated, and sent home.”
“She stated that she had been constipated for most of her life until she got a divorce.”
“Patient has 2 teenage children, but no other abnormalities.”

BS RANDOM JOKE:
This isn’t an office. It’s Hell with fluorescent lighting.

BS PHONE STARTER:
☎ Do you look like your name?

BS WATER COOLER QUESTION:
Question: It’s estimated that THIS happens every weekday about 11 million times.
Answer: A meeting.

BS DEEP THOUGHT:
Every experience is meant to teach you something new.

Monthly Planning Calendar in Tomorrow’s BS!


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