Monday, May 18, 2015        Edition: #5453


Bully For You!

BS SHOW BIZ BUZZ:
★ Filmmaker David Lynch has announced that Showtime’s revival of his cult TV show “Twin Peaks” is a go after a month-long impasse over budget constraints. Lynch will direct the new series, which will total more than the originally announced 9 hours. Production on the series is set to begin immediately. “Twin Peaks” originally aired for 2 seasons on ABC-TV, followed by the 1992 feature film “Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me”. Original cast members Dana Ashbrook, Kyle Maclachlan, and Sheryl Lee are expected to reprise their roles in the redo.
– Variety.com
★ R&B singer Deborah Cox is set to step into Whitney Houston’s 1992 role in “The Bodyguard” in an upcoming North American theater tour. Cox reworked Houston’s hits for the soundtrack of the TV biopic “Whitney”, which aired in January featuring Yaya DaCosta in the title role. Now Cox is preparing to tackle the late diva’s biggest hits live. The stage musical version of “The Bodyguard” was a hit in 2012 when it opened in London’s West End, starring Heather Headley. Cox made her Broadway debut in a 2004 production of “Aida”.
– WENN.com
★ George Clooney’s longtime Hollywood pal Julia Roberts and his new wife Amal Clooney have hit it off after a recent low-key get-together. Clooney wed the British lawyer last September but has only just now found time to introduce his bride to his one-time onscreen wife Roberts (“Ocean’s Eleven”). Clooney & Roberts are currently filming the drama “Money Monster” together. Clooney quote: “It was so much fun to have her meet my wife and have both of them be such good friends.” Clooney next stars in “Tomorrowland”, opening this Friday.
– E! News

TODAY’S SHOW BIZ SKED:
• “Conan” (TBS/CTV) – Lord Huron (“Lonesome Dreams”).
• “The Bachelorette” (ABC) – For the first time, TWO bachelorettes greet potential love interests in the Season 11 premiere.
• “Dancing With the Stars” (ABC/CTV2) – In Part 1 of the Season 20 finalé, the final 3 couples compete in 2 rounds of dance.
• “Ellen DeGeneres Show” (syndicated/CTV2) – James Bay (“Chaos & The Calm”).
• “Jimmy Kimmel Live” (ABC/CityTV) – Mariah Carey (“#1 To Infinity”).
• “Last Call With Carson Daly” (NBC) – Faith No More (“Sol Invictus”).
• “Late Night With Seth Meyers” (NBC/CTV) – Elle King (“Love Stuff”).
• “Late Show With David Letterman” (CBS/Omni1) – Eddie Vedder (Pearl Jam).
• “Live With Kelly & Michael” (syndicated/CTV) – Christina Aguilera (“The Voice”).
• “Queen Latifah” (syndicated) – Train (“California 37″). Rerun.
• “Tavis Smiley” (PBS) – A tribute to the late BB King, Part 2.
• “Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” (NBC/CTV2) – Janelle Monáe (“The Electric Lady”).
• “The Voice” (NBC/CTV2) – The final 4 artists perform for the coaches.
• “Watch What Happens Live” (Bravo) – Adam Lambert (“Playlist: The Very Best of Adam Lambert”).
• Webby Awards (NYC) – The 19th honors from the International Academy of Digital Arts & Sciences saluting the best of the Internet. ‘Comedy Award’ nominees include Jerry Seinfeld (“Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee” 3rd year in-a-row); Kevin Bacon, Nick Offerman, and Shia Labeouf. Coldplay battles Weird Al Yankovic for the ‘Music Award’. Yankovic is also up against Kristen Bell and Stephen Merchant for ‘Best Individual Performance’.

OTHER TV SEASON FINALÉS:
• “The Following” (FOX) – 2-hour Season 3 finalé.
• “Mike & Molly” (CBS) – Season 5 finalé.
• “NCIS: Los Angeles” (CBS) – Season 6 finalé.
• “Stalker” (CBS) – Season 1 finalé.
• “2 Broke Girls” (CBS) – Season 4 finalé.

BS MUSIC NOTES:
• Brandon Flowers – A new solo album from the Killers frontman is out today, entitled “The Desired Effect”.
• Brantley Gilbert – To celebrate today’s release, “Just As I Am (Platinum Edition)”, he’s embarking on a motorcycle ride with Wounded Warrior Project. The ride kicks off in Houston TX this Friday. It’s the 2nd consecutive year he’s embarked on this type of journey.
• Jefferson Airplane – Guitarist Jorma Kaukonen is hoping for a 50th anniversary celebration, even though the group hasn’t hit a stage together since 1989 and singer Grace Slick is retired. The guitarist is optimistic about an onstage discussion/demonstration using acoustic guitars.
• Mariah Carey – Today her new label, Epic, releases “Mariah Carey #1 To Infinity”, a compilation album of her #1 hits that made her the best-selling female artist of all-time. The chronological collection includes all 18 of her Billboard Hot 100 #1 singles, plus one extra song.
• Miranda Lambert – She tells “Country Living” magazine she’s been researching on Pinterest how to create the perfect pooch pad for her 15 beloved rescue mutts. She and husband Blake Shelton are in the midst of building a new house in Tishomingo OK.
• Prince – He & his all-female band 3rdeyegirl, featuring Mississauga ON guitarist Donna Grantis, are playing Toronto’s Sony Centre on Tuesday as part of his “HitnRun” tour of North America. Tickets for the last minute show go on sale today.

AGING TO THE RIGHT:
There’s an enduring belief that people get more conservative as they age. Ongoing research, however, fails to back that up. While today’s seniors may be more conservative than today’s youth, it’s not because they’re more conservative than they used to be; it’s just that they grew up in a time that favored more conservative views. In fact, studies show that people may actually get more liberal over time when it comes to certain kinds of beliefs. That suggests that we’re not necessarily destined to get stodgy, set in our ways, and more inflexible in our retirement years. (Naw, you just get crusty and don’t give a crap what anyone thinks.)
– Discovery.com

HOW TO STORE FOODS:
Storing your foods properly will help cut down wastage, help you save money, and ensure you don’t get sick. Recommended storage for various foods …
• Place soft berries in a vented container and store in a fridge drawer.
• Make cut or halved fruit last longer by covering it in plastic wrap.
• Potatoes, onions, and garlic should be stored in a dark, cool environment.
• Wrap cheeses in parchment if you don’t want them to go moldy.
• Always store asparagus standing upright in water.
• Avocados can ripen on the counter top; then go into the fridge where they’ll keep for 4 days.
• It seems counterintuitive but the blacker the banana, the better it is for you.
• Enjoy grapes for up to 2 weeks by keeping them in the fridge in a perforated plastic bag.
• Pears are best kept on a counter top for up to 4 days, after which they can become mushy.
• Tomatoes don’t have to be refrigerated. Just remember to take off all the packaging.
• Beets and bell peppers can both be stored in plastic bags on a fridge shelf.
• Celery should never be stored in plastic. Instead wrap it in foil and pop it in the crisper.
• Pre-packaged cold cuts will stay fresh for 2 weeks in the fridge, but only if unopened.
– @MailOnline

CLEARING YOUR HEAD:
Earwax is a mixture of shed skin cells, long-chain fatty acids and other oily compounds that are secreted from specialized sweat glands. The slow, continuous production of ear wax, along with the motion of your jaw, creates a sort of conveyor belt that helps to remove dust, dirt, and … dead bugs. (Yuck. That’s it … we’re wearing headphones full time now.)
– “Science Focus Magazine”

CAUSES OF CAT FIGHTS:
A recent survey of 500 women asked what causes feuds between female friends. The top tiff starters between women …
✗ Betraying a secret.
✗ Returning a borrowed item in poor condition.
✗ Always changing plans.
(Guys only get PO-ed if someone steals their beer.)
– PA News

BS AMAZING POLITICAL FACTS:
• Texas Senator and Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz was a classic rock fan until 9/11, after which he got into country music.
– Slate.com
• State senators in Minnesota are not allowed to make eye contact with each other while on the Senate floor.
– “Twin Cities”

BS CHRONOMETER 05.18.15


TODAY’S CELEBIRTHDAYS . . .
1952 [63] George Strait, Poteet TX, semi-retired country singer (“Here For a Good Time”, “River of Love”)/most #1 hits of any country artist (60 and counting)

1970 [45] Tina Fey, Upper Darby PA, TV actress-writer-producer (“30 Rock” 2006-13, “Saturday Night Live” 1997-2006)/movie actress (“This Is Where I Leave You”, “Baby Mama”)/author (“Bossypants”)  COMING UP: “Sisters (December 18th); “The Taliban Shuffle” (2016).

1975 [40] Jack Johnson, North Shore HI, pop singer-songwriter (“You & Your Heart”, “Upside Down”)

1979 [36] David Nail, Kennett MO, country singer (“Whatever She’s Got”, “Let It Rain”)

1981 [34[ Allen Leech, Killiney, Ireland, TV actor (‘Tom Branson’ on “Downton Abbey” since 2010)

TODAY’S BS REASONS TO PARTY . . .
• “International Museum Day”, established in 1977 by the International Council of Museums to draw attention to the world’s museums, no matter how large, small, or strange. Here are a few truly odd ones …
– Amsterdam Tattoo Museum – The Netherlands
– Bata Shoe Museum – Toronto ON
– Canadian Canoe Museum – Peterborough ON
– Exotic World Exotic Dancing Museum – Helendale CA
– LeRoy House & Jell-O Gallery – LeRoy NY
– Museo de las Momias [Mummies] – Guanajuato, Mexico
– Museum of Condoms (Condom, France)
– Museum of Dirt – Boston MA
– National Museum of Funeral History – Houston TX
– Riceworld – Los Banos, the Philippines

• “No Dirty Dishes Day”, if nothing else a convenient excuse to eat 3 meals in a restaurant.

• “Victoria Day”, observed annually on the Monday preceding May 25th, and commemorating the birth date of Britain’s Queen Victoria on May 24, 1819. It’s a holiday that’s only celebrated in Canada (originating in 1845), and it’s often referred to as ‘May Two-Four Weekend’.

• “Visit Your Relatives Day”, a day to renew relationships with seldom-seen relatives. Uh, maybe there’s a reason they are seldom seen?

THIS DAY IN SHOW BIZ . . .
2001 [14] Animated hit “Shrek” is released in movie theaters and goes on to rack up $484 million in worldwide box office (Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy, and Cameron Diaz later reprise their roles in 3 sequels, released in 2004, 2007, and 2010)

TODAY’S MUSIC EVENT . . .
1999 [16] Backstreet Boys release “Millennium” album (1.13 million copies sell the first week)

TODAY’S RECORDS . . .
2004 [11] Arizona Diamondbacks’ 40-year-old lefty Randy Johnson becomes ‘Oldest Major League Baseball Pitcher to Throw a Perfect Game’, beating Atlanta Braves 2-0

2012 [03] Facebook raises $16 billion in the largest tech IPO in stock market history

AND REMEMBER . . .
[Tues] Boys Club Day
[Tues] Hepatitis Testing Day
[Wed] “Late Show With David Letterman” series finalé (CBS)
[Wed] “500 Questions” premiere (ABC)
[Wed] Eliza Doolittle Day
[Wed] Employee Health & Fitness Day
[Wed] Weights & Measures Day

THIS WEEK IS . . .
Backyard Games Week / Bike to Work Week / Educational Bosses Week / EMS Week / Dog Bite Prevention Week / Healthy & Safe Swimming Week / Heritage Breeds Week / International Coaching Week / New Friends, Old Friends Week / Safe Boating Week / Stationery Week / World Trade Week

BULL’S BITS


BEST OF BS:
Highlight bits culled from 22 years of “Bull Sheet” back issues …
BS THIS OR THAT?
You run down the list and have a listener or studio guest pick which is better …
• “Star Wars” or “Star Trek”?
• Jennifer Lawrence or Emma Stone?
• “American Idol” or “The Voice”?
• Velcro or zipper?
• Chocolate or beef?
• Beer or wine?
• NBA or MLB?
• East or west?
• Brown eyes or blue?
• Kicking or screaming?
– First published in “BS” 2005.

BS SIGNS YOU’RE GETTING OLDER:
• Your kids ask you what an ‘album’ was.
• You pull a muscle in your back while stretching to turn the alarm clock off.
• You hear your favorite song … on an elevator.
• You don’t know what time Taco Bell closes anymore.
• Everything on your body has either dried up or leaks.
• Your potted plants actually stay alive.
– First published in “BS” 2012.
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PHONE STARTER:
☎ Which was your favorite cartoon character as a kid?

BS RANDOM JOKE:
Any connection between your reality and mine is purely coincidental.

BS WEB GOODIE:
You can type some backup beat here. Just keyboard in whatever you want and listen to how it sounds.
NET: http://typedrummer.com/

BS U-PICK TRIVIA:
It has half the fat of chicken, 1-8th the fat of beef, and is high in protein. What is it?
a. Guinea fowl.
b. Squab (pigeon).
c. Ostrich. [CORRECT]
– “Men’s Health”

BS WATER COOLER QUESTION:
Question: According to consumer research, the average lifespan of THIS is about 10 years.
Answer: Vacuum cleaner.

BS DEEP THOUGHT:
Never invest in anything that eats.

LOOK WHO’S BS-ING NOW!
Alex Hindmarch @ 96.9 JACK FM [CJAQ] Calgary AB; Mark Buckles @ K105 [WKHG] Leitchfield KY; Vedran Car @ Otvoreni Radio, Zagreb, Croatia; Seth Cain @ King Country [WKNG] Tallapoosa GA; George Coles @ WPSL Ft Pierce FL; Rod Phillips @ 96.3 WLYB Livingston AL; Steve Smith @ Country Superstars 102.3 [WJKO] Smithfield NC; Frank Jackson @ Eagle 106.5 [KEGX] Richland WA; Bob Look @ News Sportstalk Radio [WFHR] Wisconsin Rapids WI; Trent McGee @ Talk FM 103.7 [WTIB] Greenville NC; Sean Dwyer @ Shoutcast Radio UK; and Summer Stevens @ Country’s Best KTTS Springfield MO.


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