Thursday, March 31, 2016        Edition: #5699


Monthly Planning Calendar in Today’s Issue!

BS SHOW BIZ BUZZ:
★ Kim Kardashian & Kanye West have finally moved out of Kris Jenner’s home. The couple purchased their 1st joint home, an $11-million Italian-style mansion in Bel Air CA, when Kim was pregnant with North in 2013, but it had to undergo extensive renovations and they moved into Kim’s mom’s home in Calabasas while the work took place. However Kim, Kanye, and their 2 children North and Saint, won’t be calling the new mansion home for long because it was listed for sale before it had even been lived in. They’ve bought another property in Hidden Hills CA for $20 million and are awaiting for renovations to be finished there before they move … again.
– People.com
★ Queen Latifah is hitting the road for a new travel series. The rapper-turned-actress-turned TV personality will front “The Best Place to Be” on the Travel Channel. The series will explore celebrities’ favorite places to eat, drink, shop, and visit around-the-world. The program is set to debut in July. Latifah isn’t the only celeb heading to the Travel Channel. Several actors, including Jon Cryer, Eric Stonestreet, and Terry Crews, are set to appear on “Celebrity Adventure Club”, which is due to premiere in August. The show will follow famous faces on a journey of discovery.
– Deadline.com

TODAY’S SHOW BIZ SKED:
• “American Idol” (FOX) – The top 3 performers are revealed.
• The Music of David Bowie (NYC) – A Bowie tribute concert at Carnegie Hall, planned before his unexpected passing. Performers include Ann & Nancy Wilson of Heart, Cyndi Lauper, The Flaming Lips, Michael Stipe of REM; Mountain Goats, Perry Farrell, and The Roots. Part 2 goes tomorrow at Radio City Music Hall. Both concerts are SRO and being streamed on Skype.
• “Ellen DeGeneres Show” (syndicated/CTV2) – Demi Lovato (“Confident”). Rerun.
• “Jimmy Kimmel Live” (ABC/CityTV) – Big Sean & Jhene Aiko (“Twenty88″).
• “Last Call With Carson Daly” (NBC) – White Mystery (“Blood & Venom”).
• “Late Late Show With James Corden” (CBS/M3) – Luke Bryan (“Kill the Lights”).
• “The Ranch” (Netflix) – Debut of a new comedy series about a Colorado ranching family. Stars Ashton Kutcher, Sam Elliott, Debra Winger, Elisha Cuthbert. Critics say the show is unexpectedly sensitive and well-acted.
• “The Talk” (CBS) – Dierks Bentley (“Black”).
• “Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” (NBC/CTV2) – Weezer (“Weezer”).

BS MUSIC NOTES:
• Blake Shelton – His lawyers have slammed reports suggesting he made false declarations in his lawsuit against “In Touch Weekly”. The magazine has suggested Shelton’s drinking and womanizing helped torpedo his 4-year marriage to Miranda Lambert. In October, Shelton launched a lawsuit denying all accusations. The legal exchanges are now getting ugly.
• Chris Brown – The woman arrested for trespassing on his property has lost her bid for a permanent restraining order against him. 27-year-old Danielle Patti was taken into custody in December for allegedly driving onto his Woodland Hills CA estate via an open electric gate. She claims she was actually attempting to leave his property but was blocked (brilliant!). She was granted a temporary restraining order against Brown, but it’s now been rescinded.
• Coldplay – Tonight in Buenos Aires, Argentina they begin a South American tour, playing stadiums throughout Latin America and Mexico until April 6th. A European leg follows on May 24th.
• Rihanna – A video for “Kiss It Better” is being released on Vevo at noon EST today. A preview of stills from the video show her completely naked underneath a gossamer thin sheet that leaves little to the imagination.
• Sam Smith – He’s said to be dating British “GQ” model Jay Camilleri, who works for several brands including Puma and Kurt Geiger. The twosome have reportedly been going on secret dates since Sam split from dancer Jonathan Zeizel last year, according to a report in “The Sun”.

COMING ATTRACTIONS:
A BS selection of movies in the making …
• “Fool Me Once” – Julia Roberts is set to produce and star in this bigscreen adaptation of Harlan Coben’s new mystery novel published just last week. The story centers on a woman who sees a shocking image captured by her nanny-cam while she is at work: her 2-year-old daughter playing with her husband … who had been brutally murdered 2 weeks previously.
• “Glass Castle” – Oscar-winner Brie Larson is set to play a successful young woman who was raised by dysfunctional and nonconformist parents. Her world gets turned upside down when they move to NYC to be near her. Woody Harrelson is onboard as the alcoholic father; Naomi Watts is in talks to play the eccentric mother. Production begins in Montréal this June.
• “Monty Clift” – 38-year-old “Magic Mike” actor Matt Bomer was drawn to screen icon Montgomery Clift as a child because they looked like siblings. This bio project had been due to start shooting in 2014, but Bomer is still onboard and claims he has always felt a special connection to the late legend, even though he died in 1966, 11 years before Bomer was born.
• “Patriot’s Day” – Actress Michelle Monaghan is joining Mark Wahlberg in this movie thriller about the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing. The call sheet already includes John Goodman and JK Simmons. Wahlberg is portraying a composite Boston Police Department officer who is central to the investigation and manhunt. Monaghan plays his wife.
• “Pieces” – Taylor Kitsch is starring and making his directorial debut in this drug drama for which he also penned the script. The film centers on 3 best friends who change the course of their lives by intercepting a drug run. Peter Berg is a producer on the project. Kitsch has a long relationship with Berg, who directed him in “Battleship” and the TV drama “Friday Night Lights”.

HOW TO WIN THE DATING SCENE:
• You may not think of that guy manspreading across from you on the subway as a magnificent peacock, but he’s more or less doing it for the same effect … a show of dominance and openness. And indeed, new research suggests that in online dating and speed-dating, nonverbal displays showing ‘postural expansiveness’ can up your chances of scoring with potential mates compared to those showing a more ‘closed’ posture. That’s because, just like in the animal world, maximizing presence in a physical space is used as a signal for attracting a mate. Bottom line – exhibiting an expressive, open posture and making gestures with hands or arms increases your odds of hooking up.
– CNN.com
• Could this be the next big thing? A new service called ‘Smell Dating’ lets you pick a partner based on their scent. Here’s how it works: ‘Smell Dating’ sends you a shirt and requests that you wear it for 3 days and 3 nights without deodorant. Once this is accomplished, you send the shirt back and, in return, the company sends you swatches of t-shirts worn by other people looking for a mate. You whiff up the mystery matches’ bouquets and, voila the matches begin. The whole thing costs $25 … and perhaps a bit of dignity. (Maybe it’s an improvement from Tinder?)
NET: https://smell.dating
– Inverse.com

BS AMAZING FACT:
If you sit for more than 3 hours every day you’re cutting nearly 2 years off your life expectancy.
– List25.com

BS CHRONOMETER 03.31.16


TODAY’S CELEBIRTHDAYS . . .
1943 [73] Christopher Walken, Queens NY, movie actor (“Jersey Boys”, 1979 Oscar-”The Deer Hunter”)/TV actor (“Peter Pan”)

1955 [61] Angus Young, Glasgow, Scotland, short-panted rock guitarist (AC/DC-”Rock ‘n Roll Train”, “Moneytalks”)/Rock & Roll Hall of Fame (2003)

1971 [45] Ewan McGregor, Crieff, Scotland, movie actor (“August: Osage County”, “Moulin Rouge”)  UP NEXT: The sequel “Trainspotting 2″, which begins shooting in May.

1971 [45] Bob Crawford, Memphis TN, folk-rock bassist (Avett Bros-”Morning Song”, “I and Love and You”)

1983 [33] 40 (Noah Shebib), Toronto ON, hip-hop producer (Drake, Lil Wayne, Beyoncé, Alicia Keys, Jamie Foxx)/co-founder of Drake’s October’s Very Own (OVO) label

1984 [32] Jack Antonoff, Bergenfield NJ, indie rock guitarist (fun.-”Some Nights”, Bleachers-”I Wanna Get Better”)

TODAY’S BS REASONS TO PARTY . . .
• “Clams-On-the-Half-Shell Day”. (Tonight is ‘Pass-the-Upchuck-Bucket Night’.)

• “Farm Workers Day”, encouraging us to thank agricultural laborers for their role in growing what we eat. (And say thanks for migrating from Latin America and Mexico to do so.)

• “International Transgender Day of Visibility”, an annual observance celebrating transgender people and raising awareness of the discrimination faced by them worldwide.

• “She’s Funny That Way Day”, paying tribute to the female funny bone. How do the women in your life make you laugh? Ask for quirky things that funny ladies do.

• “Sleep Apnea Awareness Day”, drawing attention to the disorder characterized by pauses in breathing or instances of shallow or infrequent breathing during sleep. Each pause in breathing, called an apnea, can last from at least 10 seconds to several minutes.

THIS DAY IN SHOW BIZ . . .
1999 [17] Sibling writing/directing team of Andy and Larry (now Lilly and Lana) Wachowski release the sci-fi blockbuster “The Matrix”, starring Keanu Reeves (the ensuing 3-movie franchise chalks up over $1.6 billion in worldwide box office)

TODAY’S MUSIC EVENTS . . .
1996 [20] Phil Collins announces he’s leaving Genesis after 21 years as the group’s lead singer and drummer

2011 [05] Men at Work lose an appeal against a court ruling which has found their 1983 hit single “Down Under” is partly copied from the folk song “Kookaburra Sits In the Old Gum Tree”

2015 [01] Folk music icon Joni Mitchell is rushed to hospital after being found unconscious at her LA home (it is later confirmed she has suffered a brain aneurysm)

TODAY’S FIRST . . .
2007 [09] 2.2 million people take part in the 1st “Earth Hour” in Sydney, Australia

TODAY’S RECORDS . . .
1995 [21] Major League Baseball players are sent back to work after the longest strike in baseball history (began August 12, 1994, causing cancellation of the World Series)

BS MONTHLY PLANNING CALENDAR . . .
[Apr 1] April Fools Day / NCAA March Madness Music Festival begins (Houston TX) / “Meet the Blacks”; “Miles Ahead” open in movie theaters / Atheist Day / Hospital Admitting Clerks Day / Walk to Work Day / International Tatting Day / Fun at Work Day / St Stupid Day
[Apr 2]  GLAAD Media Awards (Los Angeles CA) / International Children’s Book Day / International Pillow Fight Day / Ferret Day / Love Your Produce Manager Day / Peanut Butter & Jelly Day / Reconciliation Day / World Autism Day
[Apr 3] “Academy of Country Music Awards” (CBS) / “Juno Awards” (CTV) / “iHeartRadio Music Awards” (TBS/TNT) / Don’t Go to Work Unless It’s Fun Day / Find a Rainbow Day / Sow the Seeds of Greatness Day
[Apr 4] International Day for Mine Awareness / Passover (Jewish) / Tater Day / World Rat Day
[Apr 5] “Black Girls Rock! Awards” (BET) / Equal Pay Day / Deep Dish Pizza Day / Read a Road Map Day
[Apr 6] Drowsy Driver Awareness Day / Student Athlete Day / Walking Day / New Beers Eve / Paraprofessional Appreciation Day / Tartan Day / Whole Grain Sampling Day
[Apr 7] International Beaver Day / Metric System Day / Beer Day / No Housework Day / World Health Organization Day
[Apr 8] Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction (Brooklyn NY) / “The Boss”; “Demolition”; “Louder Than Bombs” open in movie theaters / Buddah Day / International Roma Day / Dog Fighting Awareness Day / Trading Cards for Grown-ups Day
[Apr 9] Cherish an Antique Day / POW Recognition Day / Baby Massage Day / Slow Art Day
[Apr 10] “MTV Movie Awards” (MTV) / Global Day to End Child Sexual Abuse / Farm Animals Day / Sibling Day
[Apr 11] Barbershop Quartet Day / Pet Day / Teach Children to Save Day / Submarine Day / World Parkinson’s Disease Day
[Apr 12] Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day / Be Kind to Lawyers Day / Library Workers Day / Licorice Day
[Apr 13] Bookmobile Day / Scrabble Day
[Apr 14] “Bones” season premiere (FOX) / Teen Literature Day / International Moment of Laughter Day / Dolphin Day
[Apr 15] Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival begins (Indio CA) / “Barbershop: The Next Cut”; “The Jungle Book” open in movie theaters / Income Tax Pay Day (USA) / Rubber Eraser Day / Take a Wild Guess Day / That Sucks Day / World Art Day
[Apr 16] Record Store Day / “Confirmation” debuts (HBO) / Southern Ground Music & Food Festival (Charleston SC) / Auctioneers Day / Husband Appreciation Day / Orchid Day / Wear Your Pajamas to Work Day / Save the Elephant Day
[Apr 17] Bat Appreciation Day / Ford Mustang Day / International Haiku Poetry Day / Nothing Like a Dame Day
[Apr 18] Adult Autism Day / Boston Marathon (Boston MA) / Lineman Appreciation Day / Stress Awareness Day / Pet Owners Independence Day / World Amateur Radio Day
[Apr 19] Bicycle Day / Garlic Day / Hanging Out Day
[Apr 20] Cheddar Fries Day / Pot Smokers Day
[Apr 21] Bulldogs are Beautiful Day / High Five Day / Ask an Atheist Day / Kindergarten Day
[Apr 22] New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival begins / “Elvis & Nixon”; “A Hologram For the King”; “The Huntsman: Winter’s War” open in movie theaters / Earth Day / Girl Scout Leaders Day / Jelly Bean Day / Full ‘Pink’ Moon
[Apr 23] Lost Dog Awareness Day / Movie Theatre Day / Talk Like Shakespeare Day / World Book & Copyright Day
[Apr 24] “Game of Thrones” season debut (HBO) / Pet Parent’s Day / World Meningitis Day
[Apr 25] Hairstylists Appreciation Day / Plumbers Day / Mani-pedi Day / Malaria Awareness Day / Red Hat Society Day / Save the Frogs Day /World Day for Lab Animals / World Penguin Day
[Apr 26] Audubon Day / Hug an Australian Day / Help a Horse Day / Pretzel Day / World Intellectual Property Day
[Apr 27] Administrative Professionals Day / International Guide Dogs Day / Little Pampered Dog Day
[Apr 28] Hot Docs International Documentary Festival begins (Toronto ON) / Biological Clock Day / World Day for Safety & Health at Work / Take Our Daughters & Sons to Work Day (USA)
[Apr 29] Beale Street Music Festival begins (Memphis TN) / “Keanu”; “Mother’s Day”; “Ratchet & Clank” open in movie theaters / Arbor Day / Day of Remembrance For all Victims of Chemical Warfare / International Dance Day / Hairball Awareness Day / Teach Your Children to Save Day
[Apr 30] iHeart Country Festival (Austin TX) / CRA Income Tax Deadline (Canada) / Adopt a Shelter Pet Day / International Jazz Day / Animal Advocacy Day / Go Birding Day / Herb Day / Honesty Day / Sense of Smell Day / Spank Out Day / World Tai Chi & Qigong Day / World Veterinary Day

BULL’S BITS


ACTUAL BUSINESSES NAMED BY GENIUSES:
✓ ‘Bread Pitt’ (bakery)
✓ ‘Thai Tanic’ / ‘Tequila Mockingbird’ (restaurants)
✓ ‘Lord Of the Rinse’ (laundry)
✓ ‘Iron Maiden’ (ironing service)
✓ ‘Sew It Seams’ (alterations)
✓ ‘Pita Pan’ (takeout)
✓ ‘The Codfather’ / ‘Frying Nemo’ (fish & chips)
✓ ‘Amy’s Winehouse’ (spirits)
✓ ‘Florist Gump’ (flowers)
✓ ‘Darth Vaper’ (e-cigarettes)
– Adapted from BuzzFeed.com

BS RANDOM JOKE:
Every morning is the dawn of a new error.

BS PHONE STARTER:
What’s the absolute sexiest body part?

BS WATER COOLER QUESTION:
Question: 3-out-of-4 people who do THIS alone say they’d prefer a partner.
Answer: Drive to work.

BS DEEP THOUGHT:
The two most common elements in the universe are hydrogen and stupidity.


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