Wednesday, May 12, 2010        Edition: #4260
100% ‘Grade A’ Bull!


BS SHOW BIZ BUZZ:

18-year-old reality TV star Alexis Neiers (E!’s “Pretty Wild”) has pleaded no contest to felony burglary of “Pirates Of the Caribbean” actor Orlando Bloom’s LA home and been sentenced to 6 months in jail & 3 years probation (most importantly, did they get this on film for the show?) . . . This week NYC’s Apollo Theater began its own ‘Walk of Fame’, installing bronze plaques on the sidewalk outside honoring entertainers who’ve performed at the famed venue (James Brown, Smokey Robinson, Ella Fitzgerald are the first) . . . Reports suggest that cult TV series “Chuck” is returning to NBC-TV (could it be fans’ save-the-show campaign actually worked?) . . . “Gossip Girl” (CW) will kick off its 4th season this Fall with a pair of episodes set & shot in Paris, France (in French, she’d be “La Fille Bavarde”) . . . Oscar-winning actress Sandra Bullock has been spotted in a rare public appearance since hubby Jesse James cheating scandal surfaced, strolling in the French Quarter of New Orleans, the city where her baby son was born (photos suggests she’s lost weight – about 200 lbs of tattooed deadweight) . . . Famous person Lindsay Lohan has ‘teamed’ with former Dolce & Gabbana handbag designer Paz Shaked Wolf to create a new line of nightclub-inspired handbags that will be tagged “It” when they hit the market at the end of this year (BS translation: Wolf designed; Lohan clubbed) . . . And it’s been announced that Mia Michaels, Adam Shankman, and Nigel Lythgoe will make up the judging panel on the new season of FOX-TV’s “So You Think You Can Dance” (debuting May 27th) as excitable screamer Mary Murphy will only appear sporadically as a ‘guest judge’ (cool, this season’s going to be a lot easier on the ears!).

TODAY’S SHOW BIZ SKED:

• “American Idol” (FOX/CTV) – Daughtry performs; Bon Jovi performs; another contestant is eliminated, leaving 3 finalists.
• “America’s Next Top Model” (CW) – The 2 finalists compete on the runway during a glam fashion show; the winner is announced.
• “Cannes Film Festival” – Director Tim Burton (“Alice in Wonderland”) heads up the jury for the 63rd annual fest through May 23rd on the French Riviera. Thanks to recent knee surgery, director Ridley Scott is missing tonight’s opening night screening of his new adaptation of “Robin Hood”, starring Russell Crowe & Cate Blanchett.
• “Ellen DeGeneres Show” (syndicated/A Channel) – Court Yard Hounds (“Court Yard Hounds”).
• “Jimmy Kimmel Live” (ABC/CityTV) – BoB (“The Adventures of Bobby Ray”).
• “Late Night With Jimmy Fallon” (NBC/A Channel) – ‘Rolling Stones Week’ rolls on with Sheryl Crow covering Stones tunes in honor of the upcoming reissue of “Exile On Main Street” (May 18).
• “Lopez Tonight” (TBS) – Slash (“Slash”).
• “Tonight Show With Jay Leno” (NBC/A Channel) – Macy Gray (“The Sellout”, out June 22nd)

BS MUSIC NOTES:

• The Doors – Tonight a new feature documentary, “American Masters: When You’re Strange”, premieres on PBS-TV. The biographical film features previously unseen footage of the 1960s-70s band. It’s narrated by Johnny Depp.
• Elton John – He’ll perform at a music festival later this month in Morocco as scheduled as organizers are defying calls from some Islamic politicians to ban the openly-gay star.
• Lady Gaga – She’s already announced upcoming tour dates … for 2011! Adding another leg to her long and tireless “Monster Ball” tour, the new dates kick off in Atlantic City NJ February 19th.
• Red Hot Chili Peppers – Drummer Chad Smith tells “Music Radar” he expects the band to officially begin recording a new album in July, for which they’ve already written 20 songs.

BS BUZZWORDS:

New terms leaking into the lingo –
• ‘Hand Cannon’ – Slang for a powerful handgun. (“Gang leader Weasel Boy Tempesta is in hospital suffering a strained biceps from repetitively wielding a 32-lb hand cannon.”)
• ‘Not Mind Safe’ – Something so extremely disturbing, it’s not worth putting into your mind. (“That MIA video on YouTube is interesting but after watching it you realize it’s totally NMS … Not Mind Safe.”)
• ‘Solastalgia’ – Yearning for the way a beloved place used to be. (“Every time I visit the old neighborhood I’m filled with solastalgia for when there were more trees and fewer strip malls.”)

FACE-TIME VS FACEBOOK:
A new study shows face-to-face socializing beats online interaction hands down. The ‘Happiness Barometer’, conducted in 16 countries, has found that 40% of respondents consider ‘catching up with loved ones after work’ the happiest time of their day. 20% pick ‘sitting down to a family meal’. By contrast, only 5% are happiest when ‘connecting with friends online’. Partners and families are, by far, the biggest source of happiness for 80% of those surveyed, with friends following at 15%. (Hmm, don’t see ‘Employee Review Sessions’ anywhere in the top 1,000.
– Reuters.com

THE COLOR OF GLUTTONY:
An interesting marketing & nutritional science study at the University of Illinois suggests that food presentation and its variety of colors helps determine how much we want to eat. In one experiment, participating adults ate 69% more jellybeans when 6 colors were mixed together in the same bowl than when the colors were sorted into separate bowls. In another experiment, moviegoers ate 43% more M&Ms when given 10 colors than those who were offered the same amount in 7 colors. (And there’s nothing more appetizing than that ‘technicolor rainbow’ you heave up afterward.)
– ANI

HOW TO LOSE BABY WEIGHT LIKE A CELEBRITY:

How do celebs like Heidi Klum, Katie Holmes, and Kate Hudson pop out spawn then seemingly effortlessly drop all their baby weight? Expert offer these tips ….
• Pair Up – Get together with someone from prenatal class or in your neighborhood to cook lunches. Take turns trading off chef duties for child-minding each week. Total cost … free.
• Hire a Dietitian – In just a couple of sessions, a dietitian can create a meal plan to your liking that can help instigate weight-loss. Total cost … $100-to-$150.
• Purchase Prepackaged Portion-Controlled Meals – Don’t substitute more than one meal a day, which can be supplemented with vegetables and fruit. Total cost for 14 weeks … about $350.
• Invest in a Healthy-Meal Delivery Service – The cost is similar to takeout but with much healthier fare. Total cost for 14 weeks … circa $3,500 plus delivery.
– Condensed from BestHealthMag.ca

NO REST FOR THE DYING:

Getting less than 6 hours sleep per night can lead to an early grave, a team of UK and Italian researchers warns. They say people regularly getting that little sleep are 12% more likely to die over a 25-year period than those who get an ideal 6-to-8 hours nightly. One reason is that drowsiness from insufficient sleep increases the risk of driving accidents or mishaps operating dangerous machinery. On the other hand, the study also finds a link between sleeping more than 9 hours and early death, although that much sleep may merely be an indicator of ill health. (If lack of sleep kills you, there shouldn’t be a morning radio team left alive.)
– BBC News

FOR THE RECORD:

A man so obsessed with breaking records that he changed his name to ‘Guinness’ is hoping to gain entry into the world record book by … tattooing the flag of every country on his body. 67-year-old Guinness Rishi of India plans to have 220 flags inked on within 3 years at a cost of about $19,000. He says his face is being reserved for the ‘most important’ flags; he already has 6 of them there, including India, the UK, the US, and Canada. He thinks he can fit around 60 1-inch flags on his head alone. Afterward, he’ll have the remaining flags added from his neck downward in alphabetical order. (Pity Zimbabwe.)
– Metro.co.uk

BS AMAZING FACTS:
• According to a recent poll, the #1 thing women hate about men’s bodies is … toe hair.
– “Men’s Health”
• Female teachers suffer from a higher than average prevalence of bronchitis, eczema, and varicose veins; male teachers from conjunctivitis and lower urinary tract infections.
– “Toronto Star”
• By the time they are 50-years-old, virtually everyone wishes they had spent less time in the sun, according to Boston University dermatologist Barbara Gilchrest.
– “Globe & Mail”
• Tattoos can usually be bleached with 10 laser treatments, but only about half of tattoos can be completely removed.
– “Social Studies”

BS CHRONOMETER 05.12.10


TODAY’S CELEBIRTHDAYS . . .
1947 [63] Michael Ignatieff, Toronto ON, leader of the Liberal Party of Canada since 2008

1948 [62] Steve Winwood, Birmingham UK, classic rock musician (“Higher Love”, Spencer Davis Group-“Gimme Some Lovin’”)/Rock & Roll Hall of Fame (2004)

1955 [55] (Leon) Kix Brooks, Shreveport LA, country singer (Brooks & Dunn-“Play Something Country”, “My Maria”)  BS FACTOID: His mom gave him the nickname ‘Kix’ because of his prenatal kicking.

1959 [51] Ving Rhames, NYC, movie actor (“Mission: Impossible” films, “Pulp Fiction”)

1970 [40] Mike Weir, Sarnia ON, pro golfer (2003 Masters, 1999 Air Canada Championship)/winery investor (Mike Weir Estate Winery)

1986 [24] Emily VanCamp, Port Perry ON, TV actress (‘Rebecca Harper’ on “Brothers & Sisters” since 2007, “Everwood” 2002-06)

TODAY’S BS REASONS TO PARTY . . .
• “Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Awareness Day”, promoting awareness of the syndrome officially known as Myalgic Encephalomyelitis, or ‘M-E’.
NET: http://bit.ly/bWYd3J

• “Donate a Day’s Wages to Charity Day”, the 8th annual observed on the 2nd Wednesday in May, when all working people are asked to donate the money they make this day to the charity of their choice. Donating time instead is promoted as another option.
NET: http://www.onedayswages.org

• “International Nurses Day”, a highlight of “Nursing Week” that commemorates the 1820 birth date of the founder of modern nursing, Florence Nightingale. Here’s to you, RNs!

• “Limerick Day”, celebrating the 1812 birthday of Edward Lear, author of the first collection of limericks, “The Book of Nonsense”. You’ll find some ‘Loony Limericks’ here …
NET: http://home.earthlink.net/~kristenaa

• “Receptionists Day”, in recognition of the frontline personnel in business and education, the ones responsible for a good first impression. (And besides, they’re really bitter about “Administrative Professionals Day” a couple weeks back.)
NET: http://www.nationalreceptionists.com

• “Third Shift Workers Day”, to show appreciation for those oft-forgotten workers who keep the world running overnight. Ask for the most unusual all-night gigs.

THIS DAY IN SHOW BIZ . . .
2008 [02] NBC-TV announces Jimmy Fallon will succeed Conan O’Brien as host of “Late Night”

TODAY’S MUSIC EVENT . . .
1965 [45] The Rolling Stones record the first tracks for “[I Can’t Get No] Satisfaction” at Chess Studios in Chicago IL

TODAY’S FIRST . . .

1935 [75] ‘Alcoholics Anonymous’ is founded, in Akron OH

TODAY’S RECORD . . .

1992 [18] 30 men & 2 women from 9 nations reach the summit of Mount Everest, the most climbers on the peak in a single day (they’re greeted by a Sherpa with a ‘Stop/Slow’ sign)

AND REMEMBER . . .
[Thurs] Root Canal Appreciation Day
[Fri] Chicken Dance Day
[Fri] “Country Throwdown Tour 2010” begins (Tampa FL)
[Fri] “Just Wright”; “Letters to Juliet”; “Robin Hood” open in movie theaters
[Sat] International Day of Families
[Sat] Peace Officer Memorial Day
[Sat] Pizza Party Day
This Week Is … Historic Preservation Week
This Month Is … Teen Self-Esteem Month

BULL’S BITS


BS  SIGNS FACEBOOK HAS VIOLATED YOUR PRIVACY:
• Your personal photos start showing up on billboards.
• Singles who live near you begin knocking on your door.
• You get over a million hits when you Google your credit card number.
• Your account has uploaded pictures of you sleeping all by itself.
• Lady Gaga says she’s at least glad she has more privacy than you.
• You get ‘friend’ suggestions based on your annual salary.
• Mark Zuckerberg is looking through your bedroom window.
• You have a Facebook account.
– Adapted from BBSpot.com

BS RANDOM JOKE:

The quickest way to have a family reunion is to win the lottery.

BS ‘SENATOR OR HOBBIT?’ GAME:

Are the following current members of the Canadian Senate or ‘Hobbit’ characters created by JRR Tolkien?
1. Rory
2. Mobina
3. Vim
4. Otho
5. Yonah
6. Fredegar
7. Adelard
8. Pana
CDN SENATORS:
2. Mobina Jaffer (L-British Columbia)
3. Vim Kochhar (C-Ontario)
5. Yonah Martin (C-British Columbia)
8. Pana Merchant (L-Saskatchewan)
HOBBITS.
1. Rorimac ‘Rory’ Brandybuck, Master of Buckland.
4. Otho Sackville-Baggins, first cousin to Bilbo Baggins.
6. Fredegar ‘Fatty’ Bolger, anti-Sauruman militant leader.
7. Adelard Took. Shire resident, umbrella thief.

BS PHONE STARTER:

Your house is on fire and you have time to grab only 2 items. What are they?

BS WEB GOODIE:

A new website called Tourboarding.com offers a new way to experience China at very low to no cost. Just for speaking fluent English 2 hours a day to local host families you can receive free room and board all over China. The website hooks up English speakers with host families.
NET: http://tourboarding.com

BS WATER COOLER QUESTION:

Today’s Question: It’s estimated 62% of THESE purchased this year will never get used.
Answer to Give Out Next Show: Swimsuits.

BS DEEP THOUGHT:

Success has a thousand fathers; failure is an orphan.


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