Tuesday, May 31, 2011        Edition: #4517
Monthly Planning Calendar in Today’s BS!

BS SHOW BIZ BUZZ:
Acting couple Brad Pitt & Angelina Jolie say they’re feeling pressure from their children to become man & wife, despite previously insisting they’d only exchange vows when same-sex marriage is legalized (uh, which gender are they?) . . . The family of Australian movie stuntman Scott McLean is outraged that a crash scene in the trailer for “The Hangover Part II” seems to be the very same scene in which he suffered a severe brain injury from which he’s still recovering in hospital (it may be legal to use it, but oh so tacky!) . . . Meantime, “The Hangover Part II” grossed almost $200 million worldwide in its opening weekend, thereby setting a new benchmark for movie comedies (an Oscar nomination for ‘Crystal the Monkey’?) . . . 47-year-old actor Rob Lowe (“Parks & Recreation”) says he may ditch show biz to run for public office – at some point in his life (well, he has practice from “The West Wing”) . . . A man has been arrested in NYC after allegedly making bomb threats to a local TV station for airing too many reruns of “Two-and-a-Half Men” (dude, we sympathize!) . . . Rumors of romance between actors Leonardo DiCaprio (36) & Blake Lively (23) continue to heat up as they’ve been spotted (separately) leaving the same hotel in France (both of them being in the tiny town of Saint-Paul is too much of a coincidence) . . . Fans are said to be in a frenzy over the first 3 minutes of the first episode of Season 4 of “True Blood” (airing June 26th on HBO) which have been ‘leaked’ online (aka ‘given free publicity’) . . . “Glee’ producer Brad Falchuk says the show’s next season will focus a lot more on the coming out story of Naya Rivera’s character ‘Santana Lopez’ (likely because Jane Lynch is just becoming annoying) . . . And if you have $7.2 million to spare, you can buy unemployed actor Charlie Sheen’s infamous Beverly Hills CA party house, which is now listed on the market (it’ll likely cost you even more to have it sanitized so it’s habitable).

TODAY’S SHOW BIZ SKED:
• “America’s Got Talent” (NBC/CityTV) – Hopefuls audition for the judges as another season gets underway.
• “George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight” (CBC) – Rock & Roll Hall of Famer Alice Cooper.
• “Jimmy Kimmel Live” (ABC/CHCH) – Carson Daly (“The Voice”); Flavor Flav (“Flavor Flav: The Icon The Memoir”); I See Stars (“End Of the World Party”).
• “Last Call With Carson Daly” (NBC) – Morning Benders (“Big Echo”).
• “Late Night With Jimmy Fallon” (NBC/A Channel) – Jennifer Hudson (“I Remember Me”).
• “Late Show With David Letterman” (CBS/NTV/Omni) – Emmylou Harris (“Hard Bargain”).
• “Live With Regis & Kelly” (syndicated/CTV) – “American Idol” winner Scotty McCreery.
• “NBA Finals” (ABC/TSN) – Game 1 (Mavericks vs Heat) from the American Airlines Arena in Miami FL is preceded by a “Jimmy Kimmel Game Night” special.
• “Tonight Show With Jay Leno” (NBC/A Channel) – Jennifer Lopez (“Love?”); BC Jean (“Just a Guy”).

BS MUSIC NOTES:
• Carrie Underwood – “Hollywood Reporter” ranks her the top earning singer to emerge from “American Idol”. She’s sold over 12.3 million albums and 18.5 million digital tracks since 2005, and her tour revenues exceed $66.7 million.
• The Cure – Tonight & tomorrow night they play their first 3 albums (“Three Imaginary Boys”, “Seventeen Seconds”, and “Faith”) in their entirety as part of the Vivid Live Music Festival at Australia’s Sydney Opera House. The performances will be filmed for later DVD release.
• Foster the People – Tonight the “Pumped Up Kicks” band kicks off a North American headlining tour in Vancouver BC.
• Kings of Leon – Today the video for their new single “Back Down South” premieres online at Vevo.com.
• My Morning Jacket – Tonight at 9 pm EST they celebrate today’s release of their new album “Circuital” by live-streaming a special hometown gig in Louisville KY on YouTube.
• Neil Young – The new DVD “A MusiCares Tribute to Neil Young” is out today, featuring a concert filmed in January 2010 when Young was named MusicCares ‘Person Of the Year’. Performers include Crosby, Stills & Nash, Dave Matthews, Dierks Bentley, Elton John, Keith Urban, Lady Antebellum, Norah Jones, Sheryl Crow and many others.
• Ozzy Osbourne – Today his remastered solo albums “Blizzard of Ozz” (1980) and “Diary Of a Madman” (1981) are being re-released individually and in a limited edition “30th Anniversary Deluxe Collector’s Box Set”. An 8-Pack of the tracks is simultaneously being released for “Rock Band 3”.
• Pearl Jam – Today frontman Eddie Vedder unleashes a new solo album, “Ukulele Songs”, and yes, it indeed features a collection of originals and covers performed by Vedder … on a ukulele.
• Sean Kingston – He’s been hospitalized in critical condition after crashing the jet-ski he was driving into a bridge in Miami, Florida.
• Taylor Swift – Her final dress rehearsal in Nashville TN for the North American leg of her “Speak Now World Tour” raised over $750,000 for tornado victims.

TODAY’S VIDEO RELEASES:
• “Biutiful” ( R-Rated Drama ): Javier Bardem was Oscar-nominated for the role of ‘Uxbal’, a conflicted man who struggles to reconcile fatherhood, love, spirituality, crime, guilt, and mortality amidst the dangerous underworld of modern Barcelona, Spain. In Spanish, with subtitles.
• “Drive Angry 3-D” ( R-Rated Action Comedy ): Nicolas Cage plays a felon who breaks out of hell on a mission to prevent the cult who murdered his daughter from sacrificing her baby. He’s aided by a young waitress (Amber Heard) and her ex-boyfriend’s muscle car.
• Also released today: “American Graffiti: Special Edition” (1973); “Ben Bailey: Road Rage & Accidental Ornithology” (Standup Comedy); “David Byrne: Ride Rise Roar” (Music Documentary); “Psych: The Complete 5th Season” (TV); “Rookie Blue: The Complete 1st Season” (TV); “Stanley Kubrick: Limited Edition Collection” (Compilation); “Stargate Universe: Complete Season 2” (TV); and “True Blood: The Complete 3rd Season” (TV).

AIN’T MISBEHAVING:
Teenagers’ classroom behavior is getting better rather than worse, according to a new global study. The report from economic forum OECD has found there’s currently less disruption in classrooms worldwide compared to a decade ago. Asian countries account for 7 of the top 10 best behaved school systems, led by Japan. The other 3 are eastern European. (One way they’re better behaved than back in our day … they show up!)
– BBC News

OOOS & AAAHS:
A new study from Ohio State University suggests many of us can accurately tell if a male stranger is straight or gay simply by the way he pronounces vowels. In the study, 75% of those tested correctly determined a participant’s sexuality over the phone, just by the way they pronounced certain single-syllable words, such as ‘food’ and ‘sell’. (How about ‘cashmere sweater’?)
– CBC.ca

FORGET ABOUT IT:
Remember the movie “Eternal Sunshine Of the Spotless Mind” when a former couple erases the bad memories of their breakup? Well, one day that could become reality … sort of. University of Montréal researchers have released a study showing that the drug metyrapone can alter a stress hormone that may help erase negative memories. The hope is that one day it could be used to treat things like Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. (Or Nicolas Cage movies.)
– PsychCentral.com

LIFE BY THE NUMBERS:
A BS breakdown of who we are and what we do …
• 88% of people have eaten in the food court of a shopping mall.
• 47% of Facebook users have profanity on their walls.
• 40% of married women say they regret taking their husband’s surname.
• 37% of brides worry ahead of time about the groom being hungover on their wedding day.
• 10% of us have been dumped by a partner while in the car.
• 7% of women say they enjoy wearing a bikini.

PRISONERS VS STUDENTS:
Ithaca Public Schools superintendent Nathan Bootz has written an open letter to Michigan governor Rick Snyder asking him to turn his public schools into … prisons. Why? So students can have access to the same resources and luxuries that Michigan’s inmates enjoy. He points out that the state spends $30,000-to-$40,000 on each prisoner annually, compared to just $7,000 per public school student. (The guy’s got a point, no?)
– MLive.com

DID YOU KNOW?
Vanilla is and always has been the most popular ice cream flavor , representing 28% of all sales. Chocolate is 2nd at 14%, followed by Strawberry, Chocolate Chip, and Butter Pecan.
– TTP

BS CHRONOMETER 05.31.11

TODAY’S CELEBIRTHDAYS . . .
1930 [81] Clint Eastwood, San Francisco CA, movie director (Oscars-“Million Dollar Baby”, “Unforgiven”)/movie actor (“In the Line of Fire”, “The Bridges of Madison County”)/1995 Irving G Thalberg Memorial Academy Award)/1996 American Film Institute Life Achievement Award  UP NEXT: Directs “J Edgar”, based on the life of former FBI director J Edgar Hoover, opening December 14th.

1965 [46] Brooke Shields, NYC, model/movie actress (“The Blue Lagoon”)/author (“Down Came the Rain”)/former TV actress (“Lipstick Jungle” 2008-09, “Suddenly Susan” 1996-2000)/ex-Mrs Andre Agassi (1997-99)

1966 [45] Jeremy Hotz, Cape Town, South Africa, Canadian stand-up comedian (”What a Miserable DVD This Is”)

1967 [44] Phil Keoghan, Lincoln, New Zealand, TV personality (“The Amazing Race” since 2001, “No Opportunity Wasted” 2004-07)

1972 [39] Archie Panjabi, London UK, TV actress (‘Kalinda Sharma’ on the “The Good Wife” since 2009)/movie actress (“Bend It Like Beckham”)

1976 [35] Colin Farrell, Dublin, Ireland, movie actor (“In Bruges”, “Miami Vice”)  UP NEXT: Stars in a remake of “Total Recall” (2012).

1980 [31] Andy Hurley, Menomonee Falls WI, rock drummer (Fall Out Boy–“Thnks fr th Mmrs”, “I Don’t Care”)

TODAY’S REASONS TO PARTY . . .
• “Macaroon Day”, honoring those ooey-gooey coconut cookies that stick to your fillings. (A red letter day for dentists everywhere!)

• “Save Your Hearing Day”. I SAID, TODAY IS “SAVE YOUR HEARING DAY” … if you’d turn down your iPod you’d be able to … oh, never mind.

• “Speak In Complete Sentences Day”, a day to fine-tune your oral English composition. Good idea? Bad?

• “World No-Tobacco Day”, as declared by the UN’s World Health Organization to encourage people to kick their butts.

THIS DAY IN SHOW BIZ . . .
2000 [11] “Survivor” TV reality series debuts as a 3-month Summer show on CBS-TV (Richard, Rudy, Susan, Sean, Colleen, Kelly, Greg & Gervase quickly become household names as do the tribes ‘Tagi’ and ‘Pagong’)

TODAY’S MUSIC EVENT . . .
1998 [13] Ginger Spice (Geri Halliwell) announces she’s leaving the Spice Girls (they continue on as a foursome before splitting in 2000)

TODAY’S FIRST . . .
1884 [127] 1st ‘Flaked Cereal’ patented, by Dr John Harvey Kellogg (before that … gruel!)

TODAY’S RECORD . . .
1976 [35] Guinness Record ‘Loudest Concert’ as The Who put out a total of 76,000 watts of power at 120 decibels (no wonder it’s “Save Your Hearing Day” … Pete Townshend should be poster boy!)

BS MONTHLY PLANNING CALENDAR . . .
[Jun 1] Heimlich Maneuver Day / Partial Solar Eclipse (eastern Asia, northern North America) / Go Barefoot Day / Say Something Nice Day
[Jun 2] Leave the Office Early Day / Bubba Day / Running Day / Tailors Day / Yell Fudge At the Cobras in North America Day
[Jun 3] “X-Men: First Class” opens in movie theaters
[Jun 4] Do-Dah Day / Drawing Day / International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression / Trails Day
[Jun 5] 20th MTV Movie Awards / Hot Air Balloon Day / Cancer Survivors Day / World Environment Day
[Jun 6] D-Day / Drive-in Movie Day
[Jun 7] Shavuot begins at sundown (Jewish)
[Jun 8] CMT Music Awards / World Ocean Day
[Jun 9] CMA Music Festival begins (Nashville)
[Jun 10] “Judy Moody & The NOT Bummer Summer”; “Super 8” open in movie theaters / Ball Point Pen Day / Iced Tea Day
[Jun 11] Belmont Stakes (Queens NY) / Corn On the Cob Day / Wicket World of Croquet Day
[Jun 12] Abused Women & Children’s Awareness Day / World Wind Day / Whitsunday / Montréal Grand Prix
[Jun 13] Whitmonday / Queen’s Official Birthday (UK)
[Jun 14] “Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark” opens on Broadway /  World Blood Donor Day / Family History Day
[Jun 15] Full ‘Strawberry’ Moon / Lunar Eclipse (Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, South America) / World Elder Abuse Awareness Day / Photography Day
[Jun 16] Fudge Day / Recess At Work Day
[Jun 17] “Green Lantern”; “Mr Popper’s Penguins” open in movie theaters / World Day To Combat Desertification & Drought / Work@Home Fathers Day
[Jun 18] International Sushi Day / World Juggling Day
[Jun 19] 2011 MuchMusic Video Awards / Fathers Day / World Sickle Cell Day / World Sauntering Day / Husband Caregiver Day / Family Awareness Day
[Jun 20] Ride Your Motorcycle to Work Day / World Refugee Day
[Jun 21] Summer Solstice / Atheists Solidarity Day / Daylight Appreciation Day / Baby Boomer’s Recognition Day / Go Skateboarding Day / World Handshake Day / World Humanist Day
[Jun 22] Stupid Guy Thing Day
[Jun 23] Let It Go Day / Public Service Day
[Jun 24] “Bad Teacher”; “Cars 2” open in movie theaters / 25th Toronto Jazz Festival begins / Fête National (QC) / Celebration of the Senses / International Fairy Day / Take Your Dog to Work Day / Ugliest Dog Day
[Jun 25] Montréal Jazz Festival begins
[Jun 26] 2011 BET Awards / Descendants Day / International Day Against Drug Abuse & Illicit Trafficking / International Day in Support of Victims of Torture / Log Cabin Day
[Jun 27] Decide to Be Married Day / HIV Testing Day / Please Take My Children to Work Day
[Jun 28] Columnists Day
[Jun 29] “Transformers: Dark Of the Moon” opens in movie theaters
[Jul 1] Canada Day

BULL’S BITS

BS EUPHEMISMS FOR PASSING GAS:
• “Sending an f-mail message.”
• “Singing Taliban campfire songs.”
• “Adjusting for inflation.”
• “Fumigating the sofa lice.”
• “Buying a bowel.”
• “Violating the chemical weapons ban.”
• “Singing along with Bieber.”
• “Blow-drying your thighs.”
• “Firing the jalapeno afterburner.”
– Adapted from TopFive.com

BS PHONE STARTER:
What words, terms, and phrases can you think of that didn’t exist when you were a kid?

BS U-PICK TRIVIA:
Who said “You can’t write the blues from the back of a Cadillac”?
a. BB King.
b. Willie Nelson. [CORRECT]
c. Justin Bieber.
– Halife.com

BS RANDOM JOKE:
Some of the greatest love affairs in the movies involved one actor, unassisted.

BS WATER COOLER QUESTION:
Today’s Question: Most wives or girlfriends say THIS is the one thing guys don’t like sharing.
Answer to Give Out Next Show: Deodorant. (They’ll even do a toothbrush first.)

BS DEEP THOUGHT:
You can never get rid of a temper by losing it.


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