Friday, May 26, 2017 – Edition: #5983

More From the Sheethouse!

★ Warner Bros. Studios have cancelled the European premiere of ‘Wonder Woman’ following the terror attack after the Ariana Grande concert which killed 22 people. Stars of the film including Gal Gadot, Chris Pine and Robin Wright had been due to walk the red carpet in London next Wednesday (May 31), but have been advised the event has now been scrapped due to safety concerns.
★ Tom Cruise confirmed this week that the much-talked-about ‘Top Gun’ sequel is a go.  Cruise went on record saying “It’s true.  It’s Happening.  It’s definitely happening”. Cruise, 54, is set to reprise his role in the hit film, playing fighter pilot Pete “Maverick” Mitchell. The movie, which was the highest-grossing film of 1986, also starred Kelly McGillis as Maverick’s girlfriend.  Cruise says shooting……..filming should start in the next year.  (Is his ego writing checks his body can’t cash?)
★ Also on the sequel front, Charlie Sheen reports he is working on ‘Major League Three’.  He says he has the original cast, script and director in place, and just needs the money to go ahead.
(Let me get back to you, will ya, Charlie? I got a guy on the other line asking about some white walls…)
-Screen Rant
★ Jamie Foxx was on a fast track to blowing his career after he made the movie “Ray” … until Oprah scared him straight.  The Academy Award-winning actor confessed he was drinking and partying way too much back in 2005 when Oprah staged what amounts to an intervention.  It’s unclear whether Foxx ever went to rehab, but after a meeting with Oprah and others at Quincy Jones’ house, he realized that it was time to clean up his act.
★ Lance Armstrong will be walking down the aisle again. On Tuesday the cyclist shared a photo of he and his fiancé Anna Hansen after he popped the question.  The two have a son  Max, 7, and a daughter Olivia, six. Armstrong also has son Luke, 17, and twin daughters Grace and Isabelle, 15, with ex-wife, Kristin Richard. He has also been romantically linked to Kate Hudson, Sheryl Crow and Tory Burch.  (Talk about getting back on the bike…!)
★ Apparently the rumors are NOT true.  For weeks, chins have been wagging that Alexandra Daddario and Zac Efron, who are co-starring in the new film Baywatch (which opened yesterday), are an item. Those rumors gained even more momentum when the heartthrob planted a kiss on the beauty last week then shared the image to Instagram. But Daddario shot down those claims, saying this week that Efron is ‘just a great friend.’  And on Wednesday, she went even further by saying ‘he’s a nerd.’

• “Jimmy Kimmel Live” (ABC/Global): Johnny Depp, “Science Bob” Pflugfelder, Linkin Park, Ann Wilson ( R )
• “The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon” (NBC/CTV): Jordan Peele, Claire Foy, Iggy Azalea
• “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” (CBS/Global): Gordon Ramsay, David Sedaris, the Pixies
• “Late Night with Seth Meyers” (NBC/CTV): Jennifer Hudson, Horatio Sanz, David Mandel ( R )
• “Late Late Show with James Corden” (CBS/CTV): J.J. Redick, Scott Bakula, Pete Holmes, MisterWives ( R )
• “Last Call with Carson Daly” (NBC/CTV): James Gunn, Tiger Army, Halston Sage ( R )
• “The View” (ABC/CTV): Marc Summers hosts the 5th Annual View/Chew Cook-Off, Tyrese Gibson ( R )
• “The Talk” (CBS): David Hasselhoff, Ilfenesh Hadera
• “Live with Kelly and Ryan” (ABC/CTV): Gal Gadot, Alan Alda, Kevin Curry
• “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” (NBC/CTV):  NFL star Jon Dorenbos presents Ellen’s funniest moments from Season 14, featuring Jamie Foxx, Sofia Vergara, Justin Timberlake
• “Wendy Williams” (FOX): Navi
• “Harry” (NBC/CTV): Jeremy Renner, Patricia Heaton, Peter Krause, John Lithgow, Jeff Probst, Taye Diggs, Ali Wentworth
• “The Real” (FOX): Christina Milian
• “NASCAR Racing” (FOX): Monster Energy Cup Series: Coca-Cola 600
• “Watch What Happens Live” (Bravo): Kim Kardashian West

• Blondie – has joined the list of musicians postponing London shows in the wake of the bombing at the Manchester Ariana Grande concert.
• Iron Maiden – has vowed to press ahead with the final dates of their U.K. tour, including two shows this weekend at the O2 arena in London.
• Norah Jones – paid tribute to Chris Cornell when she played a show at Detroit’s Fox Theatre — the same venue where the Soundgarden frontman played what would be his final show on the night of his death. Jones sat down at the piano during her concert to cover Soundgarden’s “Black Hole Sun” off their 1994 LP ‘Superunknown’.
• Stone Sour – have released a brand new music video for their track “Song #3”. The single comes from the Corey Taylor-fronted group’s forthcoming album ‘Hydrograd’.  They will hit the road with Korn June 16.
• Justin Bieber – couldn’t remember the Spanish lyrics from own hit ‘Despacito’ and sang ‘blah blah blah’ instead.  Bieber performed the song in New York, and when he came to the chorus, he ‘improvised’.
• Linkin Park – have released ‘One More Light’, their seventh album and first since 2013. They have sold over 70 million albums since their 2000 debut.
• Florida Georgia Line – will be involved in one of 3 collaborations at The 2017 CMT Music Awards.  The Chainsmokers will perform with FGL, while you can also expect to see Keith Urban duet with Carrie Underwood; and Lady Antebellum with Earth, Wind & Fire.  The awards go live from Nashville June 7.
• Chris Stapleton – sent a personalized mix-tape to actor Chris Pratt.  Pratt took to Instagram to share with his fans how much he loves country music and how much it means to him to have a few country artists love him right back.  In the video, he says “That is just one of the many wonderful blessings that have come my way, man,” as he starts to cry real tears.
• Carrie Underwood – will be inducted into the Oklahoma Hall of Fame on Nov 16, joining Vince Gill and Kristin Chenoweth.

• “Baywatch” ( R, Action/Comedy, opened Thursday):  Devoted lifeguard Mitch Buchanan butts heads with a brash new recruit. Together, they uncover a local criminal plot that threatens the future of the Bay. ( Dwayne Johnson, Zac Efron, Alexandra Daddario, Priyanka Chopra)
• “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales” (PG-13, Action/Adventure):  Captain Jack Sparrow searches for the trident of Poseidon. (Johnny Depp, Geoffrey Rush, Javier Bardem)
• “War Machine” (Not Rated, Action/Comedy):  A satirical comedy that focuses on American military involvement in Afghanistan. Based on the book ‘The Operator: The Wild and Terrifying Inside Story of America’s War in Afghanistan’. (Brad Pitt, Tilda Swinton, Ben Kingsley, Anthony Michael Hall, Topher Grace)
• “Berlin Syndrome” ( R, Drama/Mystery):  A passionate holiday romance leads to an obsessive relationship when an Australian photojournalist wakes one morning in a Berlin apartment and is unable to leave. (Teresa Palmer, Max Riemelt, Lucie Aron)
• “Long Strange Trip” ( R, Documentary):  The tale of the Grateful Dead is inspiring, complicated, and downright messy. A tribe of contrarians, they made art out of open-ended chaos and inadvertently achieved success on their own terms. ( Tom Constanten, Sam Cutler, Jerry Garcia, Donna Godchaux)
• “Drone” (Not Rated, Mystery/Suspense): Neil, a drone pilot and family man has spent his career conducting deadly, covert missions overseas all from the comfort of his suburban hometown. When an enigmatic Pakistani businessman shows up at his home seeking revenge, Neil must confront the consequences of his actions. (Sean Bean, Mary McCormack, Joel David Moore)

Today is ‘Sunscreen Protection Day’.  Let’s set the record straight on some myths about sun protection, according to a dermatologist and a researcher SkinCeuticals…so we can all have a safe, happy summer.  The statements below, contrary to what you have probably been told along the way somewhere, are all myths:
• Dark skin doesn’t need sunscreen/can’t get melanoma:  Darker skin tones are less prone to skin cancer, but this myth can mean signs are ignored until there’s a lesion so far advanced that chances of successful treatment are diminished.
• A base tan protects you:  A base tan is nature’s way of producing sun protection because you’ve been irradiated.  However, it doesn’t lessen your risk of skin cancer, and you’ll age your skin exponentially with constant sun tanning.
• You don’t need to use sunscreen inside:  All contact with sunlight requires protection. Any exposure, from an office or car window to walking from building to building, requires SPF.
• The number on sunscreen is proportionate to the number of minutes of sun protection:  The number has nothing to do with exposure time — it’s about the strength of protection against the sun’s harmful rays. Sun Protection Factor (SPF) is a measure of how much solar energy (UV radiation) is required to produce sunburn on protected skin relative to unprotected skin.  Here’s how to do the math — it’s simple, we swear: SPF 15 allows 1/15 of harmful UVB rays to reach the skin. The remaining 14/15 means you’re protecting against 93% of UVB radiation. So SPF 30 blocks 97% and SPF 50 prevents 98%.  (OK you got me there..I thought that one was true!)
• The SPF in makeup is enough:  It’s good enough to cover you when you’re walking from your car to work.  If you’re outside longer than 15 minutes, you need higher SPF and must reapply.
• One application of sunscreen in the morning is enough for the whole day:  Reapplying is just as important as the first coat. Sunscreen gets consumed once the light hits it, which means you have to reapply regularly to remain protected.
• You don’t need sunscreen during off-peak hours: The sun’s powerful rays beam can cause damage no matter what time it is. Therefore, if you’re outside at any point for longer than 15 minutes, you need to lather up with some SPF. You can still get burned at 8 am as well as after 4 pm. (Then why can’t I seem to TAN then??)
• Sunscreen on your face, arms, back, and legs is enough:  That’s a great start, but there are a few areas you should also apply: the ears, nose, hands and the tops of your feet. Also, remember your scalp, especially if you have thinning or less hair.  (That’s what my fishing hat is for!)
• Melanoma is only caused by sun exposure: Melanoma can strike without sun exposure, which makes regular skin checks so incredibly vital.  Melanoma between fingers and toes, common in people of color, is typically hereditary. This makes regular mole checks vital for places the sun never shines. Sun exposure makes the risk higher, but isn’t always the main factor.
(See you at the beach this summer…if we recognize each other with all the sunscreen and extra clothing on!)

There is a small, but growing movement afoot to adjust what has become the traditional workweek.  The crux of the argument goes like this: Around the time of World War 1, many countries adopted the 8-hour workday. Why?  Railroad workers went on strike because too many workers were hurt or killed when working beyond 8 hours at a time.  Around the 1940s, the 5-day workweek became standard. Now, 80 years later, not as many people are forced to work  themselves to physical exhaustion like the railway guys, but many are required to work themselves to MENTAL exhaustion.  Many workers have jobs which demand intricate mental calculations and planning, yet their work schedule is not conducive to that kind of thinking.   How many times have you seen a person return from vacation and say something like:
-“Now that I had some time to think, I’ve realized …”
-“With a few days to clear my mind, I figured out …”
-“While I was away I got this great idea …”
The irony is that people can get some of their most important work done outside of work, when they’re free to think and ponder.  So the idea is that maybe in giving workers more free time during the workweek, they might use that time to do creative thinking to benefit their position.
(Why do I have the feeling this isn’t going to equate to having every Monday off?)
(Tell your boss you found a trick that will make you more creative and productive, and when he asks what you’re waiting for, tell them that your trick is taking a 90-minute nap in the middle of the day.  See how that goes.)
(So I guess that ‘free time’ dedicated to creative thinking and coming up with constructive solutions can’t be done at my friendly neighborhood ‘Hooters’?

“The sixth sick sheik’s sixth sheep’s sick” is the world’s hardest tongue twister, according to Guinness World Records.
-WTF Facts


1948 [69] Stevie (Stephanie) Nicks, Phoenix AZ, oldies singer (“Talk to Me”, Fleetwood Mac-”Dreams”)/Rock & Roll Hall of Fame (1998)
1949 [68] Hank Williams Jr, Shreveport LA, country singer (“That’s How They Do It In Dixie”, “All My Rowdy Friends Are Coming Over Tonight”)
1964 [53] Lenny Kravitz, NYC, rock singer-guitarist (“Fly Away”, “Are You Gonna Go My Way”)
1966 [51] Helena Bonham Carter, London UK, movie actress (“The King’s Speech”, “Alice in Wonderland”)/filmmaker Tim Burton’s partner since 2001
1971 [46] Matt Stone, Houston TX, TV writer & producer (“South Park” co-creator with Trey Parker)
1981 [36] Isaac Slade, Denver CO, pop-rock singer-pianist (The Fray-”You Found Me”, “How to Save a Life”)
1983 [34] Scott Disick, Eastport, NY, reality star (Keeping Up With The Kardashians 2007-2016)

1966 [51] Sean Kinney, Renton WA, rock drummer (Alice in Chains-”Your Decision”, “No Excuses”)
1971 [46] Paul Bettany, London UK, movie actor (“Iron Man 2″, “The Da Vinci Code”)/married to actress Jennifer Connelly since 2003
1975 [42] André 3000 (Benjamin), Atlanta GA, hip-hop artist (OutKast-”Hey Ya!”, “The Way You Move”)
1975 [42] Jamie Oliver, Clavering UK, celebrity TV chef (“Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution”, “Jamie’s Kitchen”, “The Naked Chef”, etc)

Bluegrass musician Jerry Douglas (Alison Krauss & Union Station) is 61; Country singer Phil Vassar (“In a Real Love”) is 53; Pop singer Kylie Minogue (“Can’t Get You Out of My Head”) is 49; TV host Elisabeth Hasselbeck (“FOX & Friends”) is 40; TV actor Jake Johnson (“New Girl”) is 39; Pop singer Colbie Caillat (“Bubbly”) is 32; Movie actress Carey Mulligan (“Drive”) is 32.

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

• “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’.

• “Heat Awareness Day”, observed on the last Friday in May to promote safe practices during extreme temperatures.

• “Sunscreen Protection Day”, to create awareness of the importance of using protection against harmful UV rays from the Sun.

• “World Redhead Day”, Some Wack Redhead Facts:
• Less than 2% of the population has red hair.
• Red hair is thicker than other colors, and harder to dye.
• Redheads are more sensitive to hot, cold and pain.
• Redheads are more likely to be left handed.
• Thanks to climate change, it is believed that red hair is dye-ing out (sorry for the pun!)
• Redhead women have more sex.

• “Cellophane Tape Day”, marking the date in 1930 that a patent for the product was granted to one Richard Drew. His invention was later marketed by 3M as ‘Scotch’ tape.
• “Grape Popsicle Day”, a salute to one of the favorite flavors of the frozen treat. Also messiest.

• “Amnesty International Day”, commemorating the 1961 launch of ‘Appeal for Amnesty’ which evolved into today’s “AI”. The organization strives to protect human rights around-the-world.
• “Hamburger Day”, honoring the world’s favorite sandwich whose origins can be traced back as far as the Middle Ages. Close to 6 billion burgers are served annually by restaurants.

2006 [11] “X-Men: The Last Stand” opens in movie theaters with the then-4th-highest debut in box office history

2013 [04] “Fast & Furious 6″ opens in 59 countries, including Canada and the USA, grossing an estimated $122 million

2008 [09] Yale University awards Paul McCartney an honorary Doctorate of Music


Use ‘em all at once or one-at-a-time as the zodiac reading of the day …
• Gemini – The clown car may be an overworked reference, but the doctors can think of no better way to describe the constant stream of clowns issuing from your abdominal cavity.
• Aries – Your childhood kitty’s memory will haunt your dreams, but it’s a welcome change from all the relived failures and your mother’s irritating voice.
• Taurus – Just when you thought it couldn’t possibly get any worse, the stars confirm that you are correct and it is pretty much as bad as possible.
• Cancer – Ultimately there will be nothing your friends can do for you, putting you in the position of having to find more competent friends.
• Leo – The stars say that this week will be a time of reflective contemplation, so postpone your plans to rollerskate around naked except for the gas mask.
• Virgo – If there’s one thing that gives you hope when all else fails—one small true thing that keeps you hanging on to this life—you sure haven’t thought of it yet.
• Libra – Just when all hope is gone, you will find a secret stash of Oreos that actually makes up for quite a lot.
• Scorpio – You’ll lose both legs in a railroad accident next month, but luckily they’ll only be prosthetic replacements for the ones you’ll lose at the zoo this weekend.
• Sagittarius – No one will be able to figure out your enigmatic last words, and the fact that you’ll live in silence for three more years after uttering them makes that somehow cooler.
• Capricorn – After becoming a routine victim of bedbugs, you’ll make history as the world’s first victim of chair-, wall-, and all-over-the-catbugs.
• Aquarius – It comes down to whether or not you can play an instrument or drive stick, but no, you won’t get the girl this time, either.
• Pisces – You’ve always said that if you were king, you’d make college free, but there won’t be time between your coronation, the palace coup, and the beheading.
-Adapted from The Onion

☎Who would be the worst person to be stuck in an elevator with?

I want to start juicing, but I’m hesitant because I don’t know how to juice tacos.

Question: 75% of us want to improve THIS about our significant other.  What is it?
Answer: Their kissing technique.

If you want something that you’ve never had, you’ve got to do something you’ve never done.

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