Thursday, May 29, 2014        Edition: #5229


Accept No Substitutes, Ask For 100% Pure BS!

BS SHOW BIZ BUZZ:
★ 35-year-old actress Michelle Rodriguez is said to have split with 21-year-old Cara Delevingne because she’s tired of her model-girlfriend partying with young celebrities like fellow model Suki Waterhouse and pop stars Rihanna and Rita Ora. The twosome began dating earlier this year but it seems Rodriguez is ready to settle down and isn’t interested in the limelight. Delevingne, on the other hand, seems to still be enjoying the lifestyles of the rich and famous.
– TheSun.co.uk
★ “Nashville” star Hayden Panettiere is pregnant with her first child, according to a new report. The 24-year-old actress became engaged to her 38-year-old Ukrainian boxer boyfriend Wladimir Klitschko last October. She recently announced that their wedding had been put on hold due to ongoing civil unrest in her fiancé’s homeland.
– UsMagazine.com
★ Simon Cowell & baby mama Lauren Silverman are reported to be renting a Hamptons property on Long Island for the Summer while looking for a permanent home for themselves and 3-month-old son Eric in NYC. Page Six claims the couple has scrapped plans to find a home in Miami FL in favor of NYC’s Upper East Side, to be near Lauren’s 7-year-old son Adam, who lives with his father Andrew Silverman.
– NYPost.com
★ And observers are now estimating the ‘Kimye’ wedding on the weekend cost around $10 million to stage in total, including preliminary festivities and guest flights. So how’s that stack up with previous celeb wedding extravaganzas?
• Michael Douglas & Catherine Zeta-Jones (2000) – A budget friendly $1.5 million to party at NYC’s Plaza Hotel.
• Tom Cruise & Katie Holmes (2006) – Tied the knot at a castle in Bracciano, Italy for an estimated $3.5 million.
• Kim Kardashian & Kris Humphries (2012) – Spent about $6 million for their gala at an estate in Montecito, California.
• Michael Jordan & Yvette Priet (2013) – The NBA legend and his model-wife spent an estimated $10 million on their nuptials in Palm Beach, Florida.
• Prince William & Kate Middleton (2011) – 1,900 guests at London’s Westminster Abbey; 162 million TV viewers worldwide; total cost estimated to be circa $34 million.
– Adapted from ContactMusic.com

TODAY’S SHOW BIZ SKED:
• “Arsenio Hall” (syndicated) – Tank (“Stronger”, out in July). Rerun.
• “Conan” (TBS/CTV) – Lyle Lovett (“Joshua Judges Ruth”). Rerun.
• “Jimmy Kimmel Live” (ABC/CityTV) – Boy George (“This Is What I Do”). Rerun.
• “Last Call With Carson Daly” (NBC) – Lucius (“Wildewoman”). Rerun.
• “Late Night With Seth Meyers” (NBC/CTV2) – MIA (“Matangi”). Rerun.
• “Late Show With David Letterman” (CBS/Omni1) – Foster the People (“Supermodel”). Rerun.
• “Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” (NBC/CTV2) – Billy Joel (“A Matter Of Trust – The Bridge To Russia”). Rerun.
• “Undateable” (NBC) – When it comes to dating, some need more help than others. In this double-episode comedy series debut, confident slacker ‘Danny’ (Chris D’Elia) teaches a new roommate and his romantically challenged friends everything he knows about it.
• “Wendy Williams” (syndicated) – Tank again.

BS MUSIC NOTES:
• Brad Paisley – The video for his current single, “River Bank”, premieres tomorrow on CMT. It features all the summertime fun necessities: Sun, water, boats, drinks, bikini-clad women, plus … a water-skiing squirrel.
• Coldplay – Frontman Chris Martin admits the band may no longer be seen as ‘the coolest thing’ but after scoring the fastest-selling album of 2014 so far with “Ghost Stories”, they’ve proven they have longevity.
• Jack White – In support of his 2nd solo album “Lazaretto” (out June 10th), he’s kicking off a Summer tour of North America and Europe tonight in Tulsa OK. He’ll also play previously announced festival dates in June at Bonnaroo, Glastonbury, and Governors Ball.
• Justin Bieber – Seems he has a new girl … at least for one date. He’s been spotted leaving the Rainbow restaurant in West Hollywood after a dinner date with Kylie Jenner.
• Lorde – She’s on the mend after canceling her Australia tour due to poor health. The 8-date trek originally scheduled for April and May will now start July 5th in Perth and wrap July 20th in Brisbane.
• One Direction – A 5-minute video showing Zayn Malik and Louis Tomlinson apparently puffing on a joint during a tour stop in Lima, Peru is causing an uproar. Fans are blasting them online for their behavior, some claiming they’ve ripped up their tickets to upcoming gigs.
• Sky Ferreira – She’s promoting her album “Night Time, My Time” while supporting Miley Cyrus on her “Bangerz” world tour at a number of shows in Europe. But it hasn’t been easy – Sky’s been hit with a sinus infection, a hand injury, and an allergic reaction … all within 4 days.
• Sum 41 – Frontman Deryck Whibley has returned home after spending more than a month in hospital. The rocker stunned fans recently when he went public with his health battle, revealing he’d almost died after his liver and kidneys collapsed following years of alcohol abuse.
• TI – The rapper was caught on camera shoving security guards in Las Vegas just hours before his bust-up with Floyd Mayweather Jr. He reportedly approached the boxer outside a restaurant early on Sunday and had a heated exchange before throwing a punch.

COMING ATTRACTIONS:
A BS selection of movies in the making …
• “The DUFF” – Mae Whitman is set to star in this comedy based on the Kody Keplinger novel about a high school senior whose world is turned upside down when she learns her group of friends has labeled her the DUFF (Designated Ugly Fat Friend). Determined to reinvent herself, she enlists fellow DUFFs in a scheme to overthrow the school’s evil queen (Bella Thorne).
• “The Hateful Eight” – After all the whining about leaks, filmmaker Quentin Tarantino will finally get around to shooting his next film, beginning this November in Wyoming. This week Tarantino said he’d ‘calmed down’ after the shock of the script leak and his subsequent lawsuit against Gawker.com. The cast includes Bruce Dern, Michael Madsen, and Samuel L Jackson.
• “Idol’s Eye” – Rob Pattinson & Robert De Niro star in this indie heist thriller that’s set to begin shooting this Fall in Chicago IL and Toronto ON. Though plot details are being kept under wraps, it’s thought to be based on a 2007 “Playboy” article called “Boosting the Big Tuna”, the true story a gang that accidentally robbed a porn store owned by Chicago mafia boss.
• “My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2” – HBO Films has begun developing a sequel to the 2002 box office hit, with stars Nia Vardalos and John Corbett set to return. As with the original comedy, Vardalos will also write the screenplay. The story follows the lovably loud ‘Portokalos’ family after a family secret is revealed and an even bigger, fatter wedding is planned.
• “The Secret Life of Houdini” – Johnny Depp is in early talks to star as famed magician Harry Houdini in this upcoming bio-film based on a 2007 biography that traces his life from poverty to worldwide fame. It provides details about his increasingly dangerous feats, his secret life as a spy, and a plot to subvert his legacy. Houdini died on Halloween in 1926.

BEST DAY-TO-DAY TIME-SAVING HACKS:
✓ Decide what’s important because in 5 years, 80% of what you do today will not turn into anything. It’s just busywork, no useful outcome.
✓ Sleep, food, and exercise can help you triple your output, because they increase focus, motivation, and energy levels.
✓ The 2-minute rule: If you can do something (replying to an email, a household chore) in 2 minutes, do it now. Planning it for later, remembering it, and doing it in the future will take much longer.
✓ The 5-minute rule: The biggest cure for procrastination is to set your goal not to finish a big scary task but to just work 5 minutes on it. You’ll find most times it continues well beyond the 5 minutes, as you enter a flow state.
✓ Always wear your headphones. You don’t have to listen to music, but it will discourage people from approaching and distracting you from what you’re doing.
✓ Don’t be always available. Keep your phone on silent; return calls in batches.
✓ Fake incompetence (“I’m not sure I know how to do that.”) It’s a diplomatic way to say ‘no’.
– Condensed from Forbes.com

E.T. LIKELY:
Speaking to US Congress, scientists have predicted that making contact with extraterrestrial life will not only happen, but will probably happen sooner rather than later. Some are suggesting that alien life will be discovered in this lifetime, perhaps within 20 years. Representatives from the SETI (Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence) Research Center at the University of California say the universe is likely to be teeming with primitive life and it would be ‘bizarre’ if we were alone. So why is it taking so long to find ET? The researchers say they are just now developing the tools and technologies that might detect distant civilizations. (All they need is a whole bunch more funding from Congress and …)
– “Metro”

ADVICE FOR NEW GRADUATES:
• Take a few weeks off after graduation to enjoy the feeling of being ‘done’. Focus on putting finals, professors, lectures, and all-nighters behind you.
• There’s no shame in living at home. The job market for new grads sucks, so if you can tolerate your family members you’ll be saving a lot of loot in the long run.
• Hold onto your Starbucks job while you job hunt. It will keep you busy, motivated, and you’ll have some spending cash.
• Say goodbye to Spring Break and Summer vacation. Most entry-level jobs won’t offer you the luxury of regular time off.
• It can take 60 résumés to land 1 job interview. Yes, you’re talented and bright and eager, but so are the thousands of others who graduated at the same time as you.
• Put any monetary graduation gifts into an emergency fund. Life happens. Be ready for it.
• If you hate your first job, learn from it while you search for a new one. If you do your basic, crappy, low-salaried job with dignity, you will be respected.
– Adapted from TheFrisky.com

DID YOU KNOW?
It is the chemical reaction between vegetables and olive oil that makes the Mediterranean diet healthy.
– BBC News

BS CHRONOMETER 05.29.14


TODAY’S CELEBIRTHDAYS . . .
1958 [56] Annette Bening, Topeka KS, movie actress (“The Kids Are All Right”, “American Beauty”)/Mrs Warren Beatty since 1992

1959 [55] Rupert Everett, Norfolk UK, movie actor (“St Trinian’s” films, “Shrek” movies)

1961 [53] Melissa Etheridge, Leavenworth KS, classic rock singer (“I’m the Only One”, “I Want to Come Over”)

1967 [47] Noel Gallagher, Manchester UK, rock guitarist-songwriter (Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds-“The Death of You & Me”, Oasis-“Don’t Look Back in Anger”)

1975 [39] Melanie Brown, Leeds UK, former pop singer (‘Scary Spice’ of the Spice Girls)/TV personality (“Today Show” since 2013, “The X Factor UK” 2012)

1978 [36] Pelle Almqvist, Fagersta, Sweden, rock singer-bassist (The Hives-“Tick Tick Boom”, “Hate to Say I Told You So”)

TODAY’S BS REASONS TO PARTY . . .
• “International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers”, observed on the anniversary of the first deployment of UN Peacekeeping Forces, in 1948 in the Middle East.

• “Learn About Composting Day”, a great excuse to go green and help the environment.
NET: http://tinyurl.com/qcz9ygw

• “Pink Flamingo Day”, saluting the tacky lawn ornament created by Don Featherstone in 1957. There are now more fake ones than real ones in North America.

THIS DAY IN SHOW BIZ . . .
2009 [05] Jay Leno hosts “The Tonight Show” (NBC) for what he thinks is the final time (after a failed prime-time experiment, he returns March 1, 2010)

TODAY’S MUSIC EVENT . . .
1992 [22] Bill Ray Cyrus’ “Achy Breaky Heart” hits #1 (2nd-worst thing he inflicts on the world)

TODAY’S FIRST . . .
2005 [09] 23-year-old Danica Patrick becomes the 1st female driver to take the lead in the fabled Indianapolis 500 auto race (eventually finishes 4th)

TODAY’S RECORD . . .
1988 [26] ‘Longest Knitted Scarf’ ever completed measures 20 miles, 13 feet (32 km)

COMING UP . . .
[Fri] Mint Julep Day
[Fri] Heat Awareness Safety Day
[Fri] “Maleficent”; “A Million Ways to Die In the West” open in movie theaters
[Sat] BookCon (NYC)
[Sat] World No-Tobacco Day
This Week Is … Stationery Week
This Month Is … Clean Air Month

BULL’S BITS


EXTRAORDINARILY LOW-RATED MORNING RADIO SHOWS:
Simon & Schuster in the Morning
Briggs & Stratton in the Morning
Barnes & Noble in the Morning
Procter & Gamble in the Morning
Johnson & Johnson in the Morning
Ernst & Young in the Morning
Lewis & Clark in the Morning
Bausch & Lomb in the Morning
Field & Stream in the Morning
Bed, Bath & Beyond in the Morning
– Thanks to Mike Zuckerman

BS PHONE STARTER:
☎ What’s a guaranteed deal-breaker on a first date? How about …
✗ Picking your nose.
✗ Flirting with the wait staff.
✗ Talking about missing the ex.
✗ Calling home mid-date to give a status update.
✗ Suggesting a quickie in the bathroom before the entrées arrive.

CRUNCH FITNESS CLASS OR POLITICAL UPRISING?
• ‘Tribal Ride’ [Fitness Class]
• ‘Power Poles’ [Fitness Class]
• ‘The Glorious Revolution’ [Political Uprising]
• ‘Boxer Rebellion’ [Political Uprising]
• ‘Greek Resistance’ [Political Uprising]
• ‘Zumba Nights’ [Fitness Class]
• ‘The Night Riders’ [Political Uprising]
• ‘The Long Ride’ [Fitness Class]
• ‘Flash Mob’ [Fitness Class]
• ‘Zanzibar Revolution’ [Political Uprising]
– Thanks to Laurel Cummings

BS U-PICK TRIVIA:
A recent study finds the average household uses 15,400 of which each year?
a. Gallons of water.
b. Kilowatt hours of electricity.
c. Sheets of bathroom tissue. [CORRECT].

BS RANDOM JOKE:
I don’t want to make anyone jealous, but I can still fit into the earrings I wore in high school.

BS WATER COOLER QUESTION:
Question: The average adult is 4 times as likely to do THIS in the morning as at night.
Answer: Yell at someone.

BS DEEP THOUGHT:
Be kind to people, everyone is fighting a hard battle.

Monthly Planning Calendar in Tomorrow’s “BS”!


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