Friday, May 28, 2010        Edition: #4272
You’re Up to Your Eyeballs in Sheet!


“Glee: The Music, Vol 3 Showstoppers” tops the Soundscan album sales chart this week (the 4th “Glee” release in the past 7 months) . . . Ellen DeGeneres is starting her own record label and the first musician to be signed is 12-year-old YouTube sensation Gresyon Chance, famous for singing Lady Gaga’s “Paparazzi” with an unnecessary amount of sincerity (one season as an “American Idol” judge and now Ellen’s a music mogul?) . . . If you were surprised and/or weirded out by the news that movie star John Travolta & his 47-year-old wife Kelly Preston are expecting another kid, at least the reports that she’s pregnant with twins is being denied (please say you’re adopting … please!!!) . . . Meantime, Gwen Stefani’s rep is denying ongoing rumors that she’s pregnant (apparently she’s just fat) . . . A Disney employee has been arrested on suspicion of insider trading and, as a result, it may have accidentally been revealed that Disney is selling ABC-TV (maybe Oprah will buy it?) . . . Despite philandering Jesse James’ tearfully delivered excuse on “Nightline” (ABC), his stepmother is denying his claim that his father was abusive (dude, just stop talking) . . . It’s been announced that actress Sandra Bullock will appear on the “MTV Movie Awards” to accept the ‘Generation Award’ (and no doubt a ‘standing O’ from fans) . . . And now that he’s leaving the show, Simon Cowell has decided it’s okay to reveal his least favorite performance ever on “American Idol” and the winner (loser?) is – Clay Aiken’s rendition of “Grease” (ouch!).


• “Ellen DeGeneres Show” (syndicated/A Channel) – Today “American Idol” winner Lee DeWyze & runner-up Crystal Bowersox.
• “Good Morning America” (ABC) – This morning Sugarland (“The Incredible Machine”, coming in October).
• “The Hour” (CBC) – Rush (“Clockwork Angels”, due in 2011”); Courtyard Hounds (“Courtyard Hounds”).
• “Jimmy Kimmel Live” (ABC/CityTV) – Tonight Reflection Eternal f/Estelle (“Revolutions Per Minute”).
• “Last Call With Carson Daly” (NBC) – Tonight Janelle Monae (“The ArchAndroid”).
• “Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson” (CBS) – Tonight The National (“High Violet”).
• “Late Night With Jimmy Fallon” (NBC/A Channel) – Tonight Stars (“Five Ghosts”).
• “Late Show With David Letterman” (CBS) – Tonight Usher (“Raymond v Raymond”).
• “Lost” (ABC) – Saturday a rerun of the series finalé … in case you’re still trying to figure it out.
• “Saturday Night Live” (NBC/Global) – Ryan Phillippe hosts; musical guest Ke$ha.
• “This Movie Sucks!” (CHCH) – Tonight MuchMusic/CityTV veteran ‘Ed The Sock’ returns, joined by former “Ed & Red’s Night Party” co-host Liana K to comment on really bad movies. Airing in Hamilton/Toronto, Montreal, and Victoria/Vancouver so far.
• “Today Show” (NBC) – This morning OneRepublic (“Waking Up”).
• “Tonight Show With Jay Leno” (NBC/A Channel) – Bandleader Kevin Eubanks’ final appearance before ‘seeing what else is out there’. He’s being replaced by “American Idol” music director Rickey Minor.

• Dave Matthews Band – Tonight they launch an extensive North American Summer tour with a 2-night stand at the Comcast Theatre in Hartford CT. They’ve already warned fans that in 2011, they plan to take a much-needed year-long break.
• The Faces – The ‘70s rockers will reunite this August at the Vintage at Goodwood Festival in England, sans original singer Rod Stewart. The lineup will include original members Ronnie Wood (Rolling Stones), Kenney Jones, and Ian McLagan, plus Simply Red singer Mick Hucknall and Sex Pistols bassist Glen Matlock.
• Keith Urban – He tells Minnesota’s Wild Country 99 he’s only had one experience shoveling snow and he’ll never, ever do it again. Spoken like an Aussie!
• Kings Of Leon – Drummer Nathan Followill confirms they’re almost done recording their next album. Most of it was done in NYC, but they’re finishing up in their hometown of Nashville.
• Mindy McCready – Her mother has revealed the 34-year-old embattled country singer was hospitalized because she tried to kill herself by taking a near lethal dose of prescription pills meant to treat obsessive-compulsive disorder.
• Pink – Saturday she’s scheduled to begin her “Funhouse Summer Carnival Tour” in Cologne, Germany.
• Rage Against the Machine – They’re leading a boycott of the state of Arizona over its controversial new immigration law. Among other artists participating in the ‘Sound Strike’: Cypress Hill, Kanye West, Massive Attack, Rise Against, Serj Tankian, and Sonic Youth.
• Ronnie James Dio – Sunday a public memorial service for the heavy metal vocalist/songwriter takes place at 2 pm at the Forest Lawn Cemetery in Hollywood Hills CA.
• Willie Nelson – He’s shocked fans by cutting his trademark waist-deep, reddish pigtails. His rep says Nelson got his hair cut in the past couple of weeks while hanging out in Hawaii.

• “Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time” ( PG-13 Action Adventure ): Jake Gyllenhaal, Gemma Atherton, and Ben Kingsley star in this tale of buff young royals in medieval Persia who team up to prevent the destruction of the kingdom by magical and nefarious means. The built-in audience created by the popularity of the original videogame might actually show up for a bigscreen adaptation for once.
• “Survival Of the Dead” ( R-Rated Horror Thriller ): Director George A Romero’s “Night Of the Living Dead” (1968) theme continues on an island off the coast of Delaware, where the National Guard and local residents simultaneously fight a zombie epidemic while hoping for a cure to return their un-dead relatives back to human state. No-name cast.

In a recent survey, most men say they wouldn’t cheat on their partners even if there was no chance they’d get caught. 67% of married men and 60% of unmarried men say they’d refuse to be tempted. What’s more, fully 95% of married men say they wouldn’t leave their wives for a more beautiful or exciting woman. (Of course, if someone asks you this stuff in a public survey, what are you gonna say?)
– “Self”


When it comes to tipping a bartender, who’s best? Other bartenders, of course, according to a trade survey. Further top tippers include restaurant servers and hairstylists. And the worst? Doctors and lawyers perennially duke it out for the title of top tightwad. (Funny how people who depend on tips for a living turn out to be the greatest givers.)
– “Bartender Magazine”


Loneliness is more prevalent among the young than those past retirement age, a new survey suggests. The so-called “Lonely Society” report describes the generational differences uncovered in its survey as ‘striking.’ Nearly 60% of those aged 18-to-34 who were questioned admit to feeling lonely ‘often’ or ‘sometimes’, compared to just 35% of those over 55. (Too much Facebook, too little face-time?)
– BBC News


• They say as couples grow older, they look more alike. It’s definitely true about their teeth says the International Association for Dental Research, because people living together a long time tend to have the same kind of dental habits. (The reason Ozark couples are all missing the same teeth.)
• 1-in-3 fatal bicycle accidents has been linked to alcohol. Researchers have found that a single drink raises a cyclist’s risk of serious injury by 6-fold and 4 drinks can raise it by 20-fold. (And how do you keep from spilling, anyway?)
– “Journal Of the AMA”


1944 [66] Gladys Knight, Atlanta GA, oldies singer (“Midnight Train to Georgia”, & The Pips-“I Heard It Through the Grapevine”)

1945 [65] John Fogerty, Berkeley CA, oldies singer (“Centerfield”, w/CCR-“Proud Mary”)  BS FACTOID: The digitally remastered album, “Centerfield – 25th Anniversary Edition”, will be out June 29th.

1964 [46] Phil Vassar, Lynchburg VA, country singer/songwriter (“Love Is a Beautiful Thing”, “Last Day Of My Life”)

1968 [42] Kylie Minogue, Melbourne, Australia, pop singer (“Can’t Get You Out of My Head”)/occasional actress (“Moulin Rouge”)

1977 [33] Elisabeth Hasselbeck (Filarski), Cranston RI, TV co-host (“The View” since 2003)/former reality TV show contestant (“Survivor: The Australian Outback” 2001)

1985 [25] Colbie Caillat, Newbury Park CA, pop singer (“Realize”, “Bubbly”)

Movie actress Annette Bening (“American Beauty”) is 52; Movie actor Rupert Everett (“Shrek the Third”) is 51; Pop/rock singer Melissa Etheridge (“I’m the Only One”) is 49; Rock guitarist Noel Gallagher (ex-Oasis) is 43; Pop singer Melanie Brown (Spice Girls) is 35; Rock singer/bassist Pelle Almqvist (The Hives) is 32.

Country singer Wynonna Judd (“To Be Loved By You”) is 46; Rock guitarist Tom Morello (The Nightwatchman/Audioslave/Rage Against the Machine) is 46; Rock guitarist Patrick Dahlheimer (Live) is 39; Pop singer Cee-Lo (Gnarls Barkley) is 36.


• “Amnesty International Day”, recognizing the need to protect human rights around-the-world. The organization strives to accomplish this by publicizing problems and encouraging citizens, governments, and politicians to take action.
• “Sierra Club Day”, celebrating the 1892 founding of the oldest, largest, and most influential grassroots environmental organization. Chapters throughout the US & Canada offer opportunities for local involvement, activism, and outdoor outings for 1.3 million members.

• “Cabot Trail Relay Race”, a 24 Hour, 298-km (185-mile), 17-stage race around Cape Breton Island’s famous Cabot Trail, starting from Baddeck NS. It’s a killer to drive, let alone run!
• “International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers”, observed on the anniversary of the first deployment of UN Peacekeeping Forces, in 1948 in the Middle East. (Wasn’t that about the same time as we went into Afghanistan?)
• “International Jazz Day”, the 19th annual worldwide celebration of ‘America’s only indigenous art form’ (hey, what about country music?) and a salute to the musicians, past and present, who create and sustain it.

• “Indianapolis 500”, the 94th running of ‘The Greatest Spectacle in Racing’ at the world’s largest spectator sport facility, Indianapolis Motor Speedway, with more than 250,000 permanent seats. Movie star Jack Nicholson serves as this year’s ‘Honorary Starter’; “Good Morning America” anchor & former ESPN anchor Robin Roberts drives the ‘Official Pace Car’ at the start.
• “Joan of Arc Feast Day” in France, honoring the ‘Maid of Orleans’ who was condemned as a heretic and burned at the stake at age 19 in the year 1431. (To celebrate, grill a steak!)
• “Water a Flower Day”, because nourishing a little bit of natural beauty might be the only truly worthwhile thing you do all day.

1939 [71] “Batman” comic books debut


1995 [15] Jacques Villeneuve becomes 1st Canadian driver to win the “Indianapolis 500” (this year Paul Tracy?)


1974 [36] ‘Upside-Down Flight’ record is set at 2 hours, 15 minutes (hope this wasn’t a commercial flight!)

1987 [23] Paul Pearman jumps over 21 barrels … on a skateboard (Augusta GA)


[Mon] Memorial Day (USA)
[Mon] Spring Bank Holiday (UK)
[Mon] World No-Tobacco Day
[Tues] Go Barefoot Day
[Tues] Say Something Nice Day
[Tues] Stand For Children Day
This Week Is … Week of Solidarity With the People of Non-Self-Governing Territories
This Month Is … Borderline Personality Disorder Month


• “Human Rights Advances In the Darfur”
• “Career Opportunities for Liberal Arts Majors”
• “Detroit – A Travel Guide”
• “French Hospitality”
• “Gwyneth Paltrow’s Book of Normal Baby Names”
• “How to Sustain a Musical Career by MC Hammer”
• “The Amish Phone Directory”
• “The Engineer’s Guide to Fashion”


If you could drink only one thing – other than water – for the rest of your life, what would you choose?


“GQ” magazine has created a chart of the “Six Degrees of John Mayer’s Manhood”. Once you start mapping out all the reported hook-ups – Mayer to Aniston to Duritz to … everyone – you begin to see the lines can lead anywhere … a Jonas Brother … maybe even you!

Here’s a fun little hypothetical game – take a quality you admire in a pet and then add your mother’s first name to get your ‘Prison Bitch Name’ (ie: ‘Obedient Betty’, ‘Loyal Linda’, ‘Spunky Mary’, etc).


What do you call a female rabbit?
a. A cow.
b. A doe. [CORRECT. A male is a ‘buck’ and a baby bunny is a ‘kit’ or ‘kitten’.]
c. Horny.

Okay, who stopped the payment on my reality check?


Today’s Question: According to a recent poll, 1-in-3 men think THIS is the best road trip food.
Answer to Give Out Next Show: Beef jerky (“Men’s Health”)


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