Thursday, May 26, 2016 – Edition: #5739

More From the Sheethouse!

★ Today veteran country band Alabama and soul singer Sam Moore (of Sam & Dave fame) are set to receive stars on the Music City Walk of Fame in Nashville, Tennessee. The legendary artists are being honored for their creative contributions to the city and its musical heritage at a special ceremony in Walk of Fame Park.
★ Charlie Sheen is moving to Mexico. A real estate agent claims he recently closed a deal for Sheen to purchase 3 adjacent homes in the popular retirement community of Rosarito in Baja California. Charlie, who went public with his HIV-positive diagnosis in November, is said to have paid around $1 million for the triple purchase, with plans to live in the 2,700 sq ft middle house and use the others to maintain his privacy. He is reportedly already in the process of moving.
★ Actress Lauren Graham is writing a new book inspired by her “Gilmore Girls” character. She’s reprising her role as ‘Lorelai Gilmore’ in the Netflix mini-series “Gilmore Girls: A Year In the Life” later this year and now plans to release the new book “Talking as Fast as I Can!”, a series of humorous essays, in conjunction with the show’s premiere. Lauren and Ellen DeGeneres are currently working on a TV adaptation of the actress’ first book, “Someday, Someday, Maybe: A Novel”.
★ 77-year-old filmmaker Francis Ford Coppola is publishing “The Godfather Notebook”, a copy of the working notebook he used during the making of his Academy Award-winning film about the fictional ‘Corleone’ crime family, which starred Marlon Brando & Al Pacino. The 720-page book features his handwritten personal annotations plus never-before-published photos. “The Godfather” was released in 1972 and spawned 2 movie sequels (1974, 1990).
★ And the extended Kardashian-Jenner family has reportedly been offered over $100 million to make a movie. So far details of the storyline are top secret, but it’s rumored the movie will be shot in LA and NYC. Ian Halperin, author of the book “Kardashian Dynasty: The Controversial Rise of America’s Royal Family”, says a major movie studio’s research shows “Keeping Up With the Kardashians” could become the highest-grossing TV show-turned-movie ever.

• “Daily Show” (Comedy Central/CTV) – Tip ‘TI’ Harris (“Paperwork”).
• “500 Questions” (ABC) – Season 2 premiere. The smartest people try to achieve the seemingly impossible task of answering 500 of the most difficult general knowledge questions. Tonight author and all-time “Jeopardy!” champion Ken Jennings.
• “Late Late Show With James Corden” (CBS/M3) – Big Sean & Jhené Aiko (“Twenty88”).
• “Late Night With Seth Meyers” (NBC/CTV) – Sheer Mag (“III”).
• “Late Show With Stephen Colbert” (CBS/Global) – Neil Young (“The Monsanto Years”).
• “Red Nose Day” (NBC) – Craig Ferguson hosts this 2nd annual 2-hour charity fundraiser for people living in poverty. Appearances by Blake Shelton, Bono, Celine Dion, Ellen DeGeneres, Elton John, Liam Neeson, Will Ferrell, and Zac Efron among others; short films highlight those in need. The ‘Red Nose’ concept originated in the UK over 30 years ago.
• “Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” (NBC/CTV2) – Dierks Bentley (“Black”, out Friday); Musiq Soulchild (“Life on Earth”).

• Chris Brown – He’s scored a custody victory this week. Former partner Nia Guzman had asked that his 12-days-a-month visitation rights with their 2-year-old daughter Royalty be reduced and that the visits to be supervised as she believes he’s unfit to look after their child on his own. A judge has now rejected her request.
• Eminem – Fans can now own pieces of wood and brick from the rapper’s childhood home in Detroit MI, which was demolished in 2013. The keepsakes come packaged with the 16th anniversary edition of “The Marshall Mathers LP”, and can be ordered from Eminem’s official website. The bricks are limited to 700 and come in a plexiglass enclosure with a commemorative plaque on the side. A portion of the proceeds go to charity.
• Keith Urban – He’s predicted to pull “Ripcord” into the top spot on the ‘Billboard Country Albums’ chart for the week ending June 4th.
• Rihanna – She has teamed up with Dior designers to create a new sunglasses collection as part of her ‘Brand Ambassador’ deal. The Rihanna shades will be sold exclusively at Dior stores beginning in early June. One frame comes with 6 color variations; and a deluxe 24-karat gold-plated version is set to retail for $1,940.

A BS selection of movies in the making …
• “The Leisure Seeker” – Helen Mirren is shaving her head to play a cancer sufferer in this road trip movie, which follows a retired married couple as they head off on an adventure in a Winnebago, defying the orders of doctors and advice from their children. Donald Sutherland co-stars. “The Leisure Seeker” is based on the novel of the same name by Michael Zadoorian.
• “Small Town Crime” – John Hawkes, Anthony Anderson, Octavia Spencer, and Robert Forster lead the cast in this gritty indie thriller about an alcoholic ex-cop who finds the body of a young woman and, through an act of self-redemption, becomes hell-bent on finding the killer. Along the way he unwittingly puts his family in danger. The movie is currently shooting.
• “Spider-Man: Homecoming” – After previously passing on the opportunity to play the next villain in the web-slinger series, Michael Keaton is currently back in talks. If a deal closes, Keaton would join Tom Holland, who’s set to play the title role. Marisa Tomei is playing ‘Aunt May’ and Zendaya is also on board in a mystery role. Plot details are being kept quiet.
• “Terminal” – Simon Pegg, Mike Myers, and Margot Robbie are starring in this indie noir thriller, being directed by Vaughn Stein from his own screenplay. The story follows 2 hitmen as they embark on a borderline suicide mission for a mysterious employer in hope of a big payoff. The film is currently shooting on location in Hungary.
• Untitled Settles Film – “Captain America: Civil War” actor Anthony Mackie plays renowned attorney Johnnie Cochran in this true-life 1981 story of football star Ron Settles, who shortly after being taken into custody for speeding in LA County, was found hanged in his cell. Police called it suicide, Cochran pushed for an autopsy, which revealed he’d been choked to death.

There’s a reason all your nauseatingly cute nicknames for your partner begin with ‘B’ (babe, bunny, bae, boo, bubs, baby, etc). A University of Louisville language expert says it’s because of the way we learn language. While the vowel sound ‘ahh’ is normally the first mastered by an infant, ‘bilabial’ sounds come next, the ones where you put your lips together (mama, papa, baba). As a result of these being the first sounds we use in relation to loved ones, we hold on to the connection between ‘b’, ‘m’, and ‘p’ words as a source of comfort. And even if you’re not a parent, you’ll have picked up the idiosyncracy from your parents, subconsciously thinking of these sounds as a way to show affection. (The ‘b’ sound is also just really fun to say. Try it!)
– “Good Housekeeping”

• There can be some friction with your partner at first, who may experience some jealousy.
• Depictions of dads as bumbling fools greatly upset you because they directly impact how people view you as a parent.
• You will almost definitely grow a beard at some point.
• You often get pretty silly when it’s just you and the kids.
• You get really tired of not finding baby changing tables in men’s rooms.
• You’ve had to listen to women give you unsolicited advice about what you’re doing wrong.
• You’ve had to listen to guys say condescending stuff like: “You’re really OK with her bringing home the bacon?” or “Must be nice to lie around all day!”
• And no, you’re not ‘babysitting’. It’s called parenting.
• In the end all that matters is that you and your family are happy … the rest is all noise.
– Adapted from

Hangover ice cream is now a thing. A South Korean convenience store chain is marketing a grapefruit-flavored dessert called ‘Gyeondyo-bar’, which literally translates to ‘hang in there’. It’s said to work because it contains a trace amount of oriental raisin tree extract, which appears to reduce symptoms of intoxication in rats. Whether it works in humans remains to be seen, but sales numbers will soon tell whether the locals are, ahem, buying it. South Koreans already soothe their sore heads with some $126 million in annual ‘hangover cures’ that run the gamut of pills, beverages, foods, and even cosmetics. So odds are many are going to give the ice cream a go. (Probably works best if you immerse your entire head in the bucket.)

Letting a baby cry it out before sleeping may actually be less stressful for the infant, according to a new study published this week in “Pediatrics”. In experiments, parents using what’s called ‘graduated extinction’ found their babes fell asleep nearly 15 minutes faster, while also sleeping longer and not waking up as often. The method involves letting babies cry for longer and longer periods alone at bedtime before coming to offer comfort. Researchers say they haven’t detected any increased long-term stress, increased behavioral problems, or differences in parental attachment to babies involved in the sleep training process. (You can bet none of these researchers has had their heart broken while listening to a wailing wee one.)
– CBC News

Every year more than 2,500 left-handed people die from using equipment designed for right-handed people.
– “Mental Floss”


1948 [68] Stevie (Stephanie) Nicks, Phoenix AZ, oldies singer (“Talk to Me”, Fleetwood Mac-“Dreams”)/Rock & Roll Hall of Fame (1998)

1949 [67] Hank Williams Jr, Shreveport LA, country singer (“That’s How They Do It In Dixie”, “All My Rowdy Friends Are Coming Over Tonight”)

1964 [52] Lenny Kravitz, NYC, rock singer-guitarist (“Fly Away”, “Are You Gonna Go My Way”)

1966 [50] Helena Bonham Carter, London UK, movie actress (“The King’s Speech”, “Alice in Wonderland”)/filmmaker Tim Burton’s partner since 2001

1971 [45] Matt Stone, Houston TX, TV writer & producer (“South Park” co-creator with Trey Parker)

1981 [35] Isaac Slade, Denver CO, pop-rock singer-pianist (The Fray-“You Found Me”, “How to Save a Life”)

• “Blueberry Cheesecake Day”. Well okay … if we have to!

• “Bob Day”, honoring anyone with the name. Why is it they always seem to turn out to be the ultimate OK guys? Which Bobs are your favorites?

• “Eat More Fruits & Vegetables Day”, the 2nd annual observance on the 4th Thursday of May, just when many of your favorite fruits and veggies are at their peak of freshness.

• “National Sorry Day” (aka “National Day of Healing”), an annual event in Australia since 1997 to remember and commemorate the mistreatment of the continent’s aboriginal population.

• “Paper Airplane Day”, an unofficial observance honoring the simple aeronautical toy anyone can make. You’re encouraged to stage contests for ‘greatest distance’ and ‘longest time aloft’.

• “World Lindy Hop Day”, celebrating the dance (aka ‘swing dancing’ or ‘jitterbug’) that originated in Harlem NYC in the 1920s but is still popular today. In fact, there are Lindy Hop dance schools and clubs worldwide.

2006 [10] “X-Men: The Last Stand” opens in movie theaters with the then-4th-highest debut in box office history

2013 [03] “Fast & Furious 6” opens in 59 countries, including Canada and the USA, grossing an estimated $122 million

2008 [08] Yale University awards Paul McCartney an honorary Doctorate of Music

[Fri] “Alice Through the Looking Glass”; “X-Men: Apocalypse” open in movie theaters
[Fri] Sasquatch! Festival begins George WA)
[Fri] Rockavaria begins (Munich, Germany)
[Fri] BottleRock Music Festival begins (Napa CA)
[Sun] Indy 500 (Indianapolis IN)
This Week Is … Hurricane Preparedness Week
This Month Is … High Blood Pressure Education Month


Use ‘em all at once or one-at-a-time as the zodiac reading of the day …
• Aries – Your excitement over the new arrival in your life is shattered when it is born with antlers.
• Taurus – Your extremely trying week will not be improved by your decision to deal with all problems by leaning on the car horn.
• Gemini – Thanks to your noxious personality, you will successfully foil all secret plots to infiltrate your house and surprise you with birthday gifts, cake, and good wishes.
• Cancer – Your greatest sorrows arise from your strongest assets … your intuitive drive to please others and your ability to do ‘The Worm’.
• Leo – While you may feel the urge to take everything on yourself, it’s best to slow down and leave the majority of the work to a professionally licensed coroner.
• Virgo – It will seem as if everyone’s avoiding you all week long, which will be odd considering that the engorged leech on your neck was removed on Tuesday.
• Libra – Your former elementary school will recognize you for your impressive body of work this week by warning you to never again come near the playground.
• Scorpio – They may tell you you’re deluded, that you’ve lost your mind, but you know well that those jabbering, naysaying radiators in your apartment don’t know what they’re talking about.
• Sagittarius – Your upcoming appearance on a popular wildlife show will provide a cautionary example to whale-watchers for years to come.
• Capricorn – These week the paramedics will find it much easier to load you into the ambulance if they remember to bring a few buckets along.
• Aquarius – Forces are being set in motion that will forever change the way you look at microwaveable Mexican dinners.
• Pisces – There are a million reasons you shouldn’t give up hope of ever finding love. None of them, however, are any good.
– Adapted from

☎ How do you stop (or even better, prevent) a guy from ‘mansplaining’?

• Which do more than half of guys admit they’re jealous about?
a. The looks of a friend’s girlfriend.
b. The size of a friend’s TV. [CORRECT]
c. The sportiness of a friend’s car.

• Which was the first-ever novel ever written on a typewriter?
a. “Tom Sawyer” [CORRECT]
b. “Pride and Prejudice”
c. “The Black Keys”

Death and taxes are inevitable; but at least death doesn’t get worse every year.

Question: Children around-the-world spend about 5 billion hours a year using THIS.
Answer: Lego.

Build your own dreams, or someone else will hire you to build theirs.

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