Tuesday, November 15, 2005        Edition: #3159
Nuthin’ Like a Bull in Your Radio Shop!

BS SHOW BIZ BUZZ:
TONIGHT CTV airs its much-hyped TV movie “The Man Who Lost Himself”, the true story of CFL player Terry Evanshen, who lost his memory after a car crash (stars David James Elliott, who’s slumming back home now that his TV show “JAG” has been cancelled) . . . TONIGHT the “2005 Vibe Awards” air on UPN which, because they were taped SATURDAY, we now know turned out to be a validation of Mariah Carey’s comeback (she picks up 4 awards, including  ‘Artist of the Year’) . . . “CSI: NY” star Gary Sinise, who had his legs digitally removed for his role in “Forrest Gump”, will serve as the new spokesman for the “Disabled Veterans for Life Memorial Foundation” . . . 51-year-old movie actress Kathleen Turner (“Body Heat”), who is moving to Italy, says she pretended for years to be an alcoholic in order to hide the fact that she has rheumatoid arthritis, which she feared would make it difficult to find work (as you know, any old drunk can get a role in Hollywood) . . . “The Apprentice: Martha Stewart” will be a thing of the past after NEXT MONTH’s finalé, according to the “Hollywood Reporter” (apparently she ‘just didn’t fit in’) . . . According to newly-public legal documents, Victoria Beckham (formerly ‘Posh Spice’) has had a $17,000 boob job (wow, do you think she can get her money back?) . . . Angelina Jolie has reportedly been asked to play the latest ‘Bond’ bad girl, but after reading the “Casino Royale” script, she’s asked the role be ‘toughened up’ before she’ll consider it (translation: more lines, please!) . . . Police in Dubai UAE have reportedly let Michael Jackson off after a female shopper complained he was using the mirror in a ladies’ room at the Ibn Battuta Shopping Mall – to adjust his makeup! (the man in the mirror was said to be wearing a T-shirt accessorized with a traditional Arab women’s head scarf) . . . And a new poll on the ‘Wackiest Celebrity Offspring Names’ is topped by ‘Moon Unit Zappa’, daughter of late avant garde musician Frank Zaapa, followed by ‘Apple Paltrow Martin’, the daughter of Coldplay’s Chris Martin & actress Gwyneth Paltrow (also making the list is the long-suffering daughter of late INXS singer Michael Hutchence – ‘Heavenly Hiraani Tiger Lily’).

BS MUSIC NOTES:
• Bruce Springsteen – TODAY the 30th anniversary of his breakthrough album, “Born to Run”, is being celebrated with the release of a 3-disc box set, which includes the re-mastered original album, plus a documentary, full-length concert film, and illustrated book.
• Destiny’s Child – TONIGHT they appear on ABC-TV’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live”.
• Green Day – TODAY they release the live CD/DVD, “Bullet in a Bible”, recorded during the band’s JUNE performances at the UK’s Milton Keynes National Bowl.
• Mariah Carey – TODAY her comeback album, “The Emancipation of Mimi”, is being re-released, featuring 4 extra tracks and a DVD of all her videos so far.
• Melissa Etheridge – TONIGHT she guests on the “Tonight Show With Jay Leno”.
• Shakira – She tells “NY Times” she’s ‘shy’ about showing off her body in videos. Right!
• Trisha Yearwood – TONIGHT she’s on “Late Show With David Letterman”.
• Also out on CD TODAY: Madonna’s “Confessions on a Dance Floor”; the soundtrack of the Johnny Cash bio-pic “Walk the Line” (opening FRIDAY); Carrie Underwood’s “Some Hearts”; Big & Rich’s “Comin’ to Your City”; Alanis Morissette’s “The Collection”; and Rod Stewart’s “The Great American Songbook Box Set”.

TODAY’S VIDEO RELEASES:
• “Friends: The Complete Tenth Season” (TV Show Compilation – DVD): The final season episodes are out, plus a 40-disc box set, “Friends: The One with All Ten Seasons”, containing all 229 episodes running more than 110 hours. Perfect for the “Friends” super-fan … who has $300 to blow. And to fully flood the “Friends” market, the new video game, “Friends: The One with All the Trivia”, also launches TODAY.
• “Madagascar” (Animated Family Adventure – DVD): Ben Stiller, Chris Rock, David Schwimmer & Jada Pinkett Smith provide the voices for a group of animals from ‘New York Central Zoo’ who escape to search for their friend, only to find themselves en route to Madagascar. While in theaters, it sucked up more than $520 million at the box office worldwide.
• “The Skeleton Key” (Horror Thriller – DVD/VHS): Kate Hudson plays a young nurse helping care for an invalid at a decrepit Louisiana plantation. While on-the-job, she uses a skeleton key to enter a secret room dedicated to the practice of ‘hoodoo’ (an old folk magic that only works if you believe in it). Shot in New Orleans LA.
• “Stealth” (Sci-fi Thriller – DVD): Josh Lucas, Jessica Biel & Jamie Foxx play pilots in a top-secret military program who struggle to bring an artificial intelligence program under control before it initiates the next world war. Shot in Australia & New Zealand.
• Also out on DVD TODAY: The 2-disc special “40th Anniversary Edition” of the 1965 musical classic “The Sound of Music”; the 6-disc “Oprah Winfrey Show: 20th Anniversary DVD Collection”, which includes behind-the-scenes footage; and the U2 concert film, “Vertigo ‘05: Live From Chicago”, shot during 4 shows in MAY (the “Vertigo” tour continues through DECEMBER 19th).

CMA AWARDS CHECKLIST:
TONIGHT Brooks & Dunn host the 39th awards for country music live on CBS-TV (A-Channel in Canada) as they’re handed out for the first time in NYC, at Madison Square Garden.
• Kenny Chesney opens the show with “Living in Fast Forward” from his new album “The Road and the Radio”. Other performers include Martina McBride, Carrie Underwood, Gretchen Wilson, Faith Hill, Alan Jackson, Brad Paisley, George Strait, Keith Urban, Lee Ann Womack, Dierks Bentley, Big & Rich, Sara Evans and Rascal Flatts.
• Pop & country artists performing in pairs include Bon Jovi with Sugarland’s Jennifer Nettles,  Paul Simon with Willie Nelson, Billy Joel with Shania Twain, and Elton John with Dolly Parton.
• Because the show is away from Nashville, $500,000 in travel money has been allotted to get the country stars to show up.
• Brad Paisley & Lee Ann Womack lead award nominations with 6 apiece.
• Glen Campbell, Alabama & Depression-era Grand Ole Opry star DeFord Bailey will be inducted into the “Country Music Hall of Fame”.
• The “CMA Awards” return to Nashville in 2006.

TOP POSTER BOYS:
Who’s hanging on your teen daughter’s walls? According to a new “CosmoGirl!” readers poll, it’s most likely …
1. Adam Brody (“The OC”)
2. Chad Michael Murray (“One Tree Hill”)
3. Orlando Bloom (“Elizabethtown”)
Others in the top 10 include Brandon Flowers (The Killers), Billy Joe Armstrong (Green Day), and former top teen titillater, movie actor Johnny Depp.

TIMES ARE TOUGH WHEN THE FAT LADY SINGS:
Social psychologist Terry Pettijohn of Pennsylvania’s Mercyhurst College has developed what he calls the ‘Environmental-Security Hypothesis’, a theory that our tastes shift according to social and economic conditions. For example: when times are good, he says, we’re attracted to mindless pop songs and men lust after petite, wide-eyed young women. But in tough times, we favor slower tunes with more serious themes and men look for women who are taller, smaller-eyed, and broad-waisted … in other words, ‘mommy figures’.
– “Social Studies”

MAYBE MOM WAS RIGHT:
You really can catch a ‘chill’ from simply being cold, scientists have proven. Long dismissed as an old wives’ tale, researchers from the Common Cold Center in Cardiff, Wales have found that almost a third of patients who were asked to sit with their feet in ice water for 20 minutes contracted a cold within 5 days, compared to just 9% of those in a control group. (Yeah, but no one croaked like mommy threatened: “Put your ear flaps down or you’ll catch your death …”)
– “GQ”

DID YOU KNOW?
A teenage girl in a serious relationship spends an average of 28 hours a week with her boyfriend.
– “Psychology Today”

MID-LIFE CRISIS APPEARS CLOSER THAN YOU THINK:
As we get older, the years seem to go by faster and faster. Recent experiments suggest there is actually an explanation for this annoying impression. As we age, our biological clocks run slower and, since our clocks are running slower, the world seems to speed up. The subjective midpoint of our lives, therefore, turns out to be at about 20 years of age for someone who lives to be 80. (Naw, it’s much simpler than that – when you’re 4, a year is 25% of your life. When you’re 40, it’s only 2.5%.)
– “The American Scientist”

THE BULL SHEET 11.15.2K5

TODAY’S CELEBIRTHDAYS . . .
1940 [65] Sam Waterston, Cambridge MA, TV actor (‘Executive Assistant DA Jack McCoy’ on “Law & Order” since 1994)

1945 [60] Frida Lyngstad, Narvik, Norway, oldies singer (ABBA-“Dancing Queen”)

1957 [48] Kevin Eubanks, Philadelphia PA, guitarist/bandleader (“Tonight Show With Jay Leno” since 1995)

1970 [35] Jack Ingram, Houston TX, country singer (“Wherever You Are”)

1974 [31] Chad Kroeger, Hanna AB, rock singer (Nickelback-“Photograph”)

TODAY’S BS REASONS TO PARTY . . .
• “America Recycles Day”, because almost everything can be recycled … except the planet.
NET: http://www.americarecyclesday.org/home.html

• “Beaver Moon”, the full moon of NOVEMBER, also known as the “Death Moon” or “Frosty Moon”.

• “Clean Out Your Refrigerator Day”, time to hunt down and throw out that green-crusted pork chop from last summer’s BBQ, the mouldy mayo jar, and any other ‘mystery items’ you find. What’s the oddest thing in your fridge?

• “Pack Your Mom’s Lunch Day”, when kids with a mother who’s gone back-to-school  are encouraged to honor her by making her lunch … or could it just be payback for all those peanut butter & baloney sandwiches mom made?

• “George Spelvin Day” (female variation ‘Georgette’ or ‘Georgina’), commemorating the 1886 invention of the name used on Broadway for actors who have more than one role in a play. The fictitious name has appeared in over 10,000 Broadway programs. The name “Walter Plinge” is similarly used on the British stage.

• “Sadie Hawkins Day”, named after the “Li’l Abner” comic strip character ‘Sadie Hawkins, the homeliest gal in the hills’. The tradition that girls can ask boys out on this day was born in the  “Li’l Abner” strip published November 15, 1937.
NET: http://www.lil-abner.com/sadiehawk.html (“Li’l Abner” official site)

• “Mix It Up at Lunch Day”, when kids in school cafeterias are encouraged to swap seats in order to bring together various cliques (jocks, geeks, goths, addicts, juvenile delinquents, etc), a project sponsored by the advocacy group Teaching Tolerance. As if this would ever happen!
NET: http://www.tolerance.org/teens/lunch.jsp

THIS DAY IN SHOW BIZ . . .
1926 [79] NBC (National Broadcasting Company) makes its on-air debut

2002 [03] “Harry Potter & the Chamber of Secrets” opens in movie theaters

TODAY’S MUSIC EVENT . . .
1990 [15] Pop duo Milli Vanilli admits they did none of the singing on their Grammy-winning debut album “Girl, You Know It’s True”

TODAY’S FIRST . . .
1969 [36] 1st Wendy’s fast-food restaurants open (“Hey look, them burgers is square!”)

1981 [24] At 5-11, Ottawa becomes 1st CFL team to advance to Grey Cup with a losing record

TODAY’S RECORD . . .
1948 [57] Canada’s longest-serving Prime Minister, William Lyon Mackenzie King, retires after 3 terms totalling 22 years

1964 [41] Kansas City Chiefs QB Len Dawson sets record for single-player fumbles in one football game with 7

COMING UP . . .
[Wed-Nov 20]  World Scrabble Championships (London UK)
[Thurs ] Take A Hike Day
[Thurs ] Homemade Bread Day
[Thurs] Great American Smokeout
[Thurs ] Farm Joke Day
[Fri] Married To A Scorpio Support Day
[Fri] “Harry Potter & the Goblet of Fire” opens in movie theaters
[Fri] Video Game Awards (LA)
[Sat] 20th Gemini Awards Gala
[Sun] National Child Day in Canada
[Nov 27] 93rd Grey Cup (Vancouver)
This Week Is . . . Preoperative Nurse Week
This Month Is . . . Epilepsy Awareness Month

BULL’S BITS . . .
BS WHYZITS:

• If you’re not supposed to drink & drive, whyzit bars have parking lots?
• Whyzit, in this politically correct world, that the pot is still calling the kettle black?
• Whyzit called ‘rush hour’ when it lasts far longer?
• Whyzit most irons have a settling for ‘permanent press’ garments?
• Whyzit no matter what color the bath soap is, the suds are always white?
• If ‘talk is cheap’, whyzit I have a $3,000 cellphone bill?

BS KNOW YOUR COUNTRY QUIZ:
This is “National Geography Awareness Week”. So just how aware are you?
• About what percentage of Canada has never been permanently settled – less than 5%, 18%, or 89%? [Around 89% of Canada has never been permanently settled.]
• What is the largest land animal native to Canada? [The bison, or North American buffalo, is the largest. A mature male can weigh up to 720 kg.]
• Where in Canada would you find the ‘Thirty Thousand Islands’? [A bit of an understatement of their actual number, but the Thirty Thousand Islands lie along the eastern shore of Georgian Bay in Ontario.]
• What’s Canada’s largest national park? [Wood Buffalo National Park, situated in Alberta and the NWT.]
– National Atlas/SchoolNet

• What’s America’s only mobile ‘National Monument’ – the San Francisco cable cars, the Mississippi River, or the ‘Spirit of St Louis’? [San Francisco cable cars.]
• Which is the southern-most city in the USA – Key West FL, Brownsville TX, or Na’alehu HI. [Na'alehu in Hawaii.]
• How many other states could you cram into the area of Alaska – 2, 12, or 21? [It could hold the 21 smallest states.]
• Which 2 US cities actually become 2.5 inches closer together every year due to a geographical phenomenon? [LA and San Francisco, because they are on opposite sides of the San Andreas fault.]

PHONE STARTER:
Wouldn’t it make a lot more sense of we voted in elections either online or on the phone?

BS BLATANT JOKES:
• I used to be indecisive … but now I’m not so sure.
• I don’t care what you say, bread that has to be sliced with an axe is bread that is just TOO good for you.
• She’s in rehab … she’s a recovering blonde.

BS WATER COOLER QUESTION:
Today’s Question: Studies show that ‘coffee’ is the most-recognized smell. THIS is #2.
Answer to Give Out Next Show: Peanut butter.

BS DEEP THOUGHT:
What the large print giveth, the small print taketh away.


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