Friday, November 14, 2008        Edition: #3901
It’s Your Daily Constitutional Sheet!

BS SHOW BIZ BUZZ:
A bigscreen version of “Arrested Development” (Fox/Global 2003-06) is a go, according to former star Jeffrey Tambor (no word if Jason Bateman, Portia de Rossi, Will Arnett, and Michael Cera will return in the movie) . . . NBC-TV did some house-cleaning, but “Heroes” continues to struggle, the most recent episode earning the show its lowest rating to date (time to get the ax out?) . . . Actor-writer BJ Novak (‘Ryan Howard’) is taking a leave of absence from “The Office” (NBC/Global) to appear in Quentin Tarantino’s new film “Inglorious Bastards” (sure sign the US economy is in the crapper – layoffs at ‘Dunder Mifflin’!) . . . If ABC-TV pulls the plug on “Pushing Daisies” (as is rumored), creator Bryan Fuller is promising the season’s story arcs will be finished off in a series of comic books and perhaps a movie (dude, if it ain’t working it’s the message not the medium) . . . They may feud on “Gossip Girl” (CW), but Blake Lively says off-screen there’s no drama between her & Leighton Meester, the cast is simply too busy to bicker . . . 42-year-old actress Salma Hayek, who gave birth to daughter Valentina in 2007, says she’s addicted to breast-feeding and can’t stop (volunteers?) . . .  According to her (now ex-) publicist, “Cheetah Girls” starlet Adrienne Bailon made up this week’s story that nude pics may have been stolen from her laptop in an attempt to generate publicity, likely because her tour with the manufactured girl group ends December 22nd (hey, it worked for Paris) . . . And a rep for actress Angelina Jolie is categorically denying a report claiming the mom-of-6 is pregnant again (the twins are only 3-months-old – give a girl a break!).

WEEKEND SHOW BIZ SKED:
• Bruce Springsteen – His new song, “Workin’ on a Dream”, will premiere during the “NBC Sunday Night Football” game between the Dallas Cowboys & Washington Redskins.
• “Ellen DeGeneres Show” (syndicated/A Channel) – TODAY David Archuleta promotes his new self-titled album.
• “Jimmy Kimmel Live” (ABC/CityTV) – TONIGHT T-Pain is onstage.
• Les Paul – SATURDAY the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame’s tribute concert for the 93-year-old guitar hero in Cleveland OH features Slash (Velvet Revolver), Billy Gibbons (ZZ Top), The Ventures, Richie Sambora (Bon Jovi) and more.
• “Saturday Night Live” (NBC/Global) – Actor Paul Rudd hosts; Beyoncé is the musical guest.
• “Tonight Show With Jay Leno” (NBC) – TONIGHT “American Idol” David Cook performs.
• “The View” (ABC) – TODAY salsa singer Gloria Estefan is the guest.

BS MUSIC NOTES:
• Big & Rich – John Rich is being sued by Jerry Montano, the victim of that October beatdown when the country singer allegedly went into a drunken rage in an LA hotel room.
• Billy Joel/Elton John – They’re set to reprise their wildly successful co-headlining concerts beginning in March of next year.
• Foo Fighters – Foodie frontman Dave Grohl is set to make an appearance on “Top Chef” (Bravo) in an episode titled “Foo Fighters’ Thanksgiving”.
• John Mayer – He’s agreed to host a weekly variety show for CBS-TV that’s being fast-tracked to begin in the first quarter of ‘09. It will be a music, variety, and sketch show in the 1960s mold. Ken Ehrlich (who produces the “Emmys” and “Grammys”) will produce the show with Mayer.
• Red Hot Chili Peppers – Anthony Kiedis’ 2004 autobiography “Scar Tissue” is being adapted for a new offbeat TV comedy to air on HBO.
• “Twilight – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack” – The musical companion to the upcoming movie (out next Friday) tops this week’s album chart. It’s the biggest digital album debut for a soundtrack ever.

TODAY’S MOVIE OPENING:
• “Quantum of Solace” ( PG-13 Action Adventure ): Daniel Craig returns in the 22nd ‘Bond’ film, this time avenging the murder of his true love while saving the world from a mad environmentalist. Co-stars Olga Kurylenko (as ‘Camille’); Mathieu Amalric (badguy ‘Dominic Greene’); Judi Dench (‘M’); and Gemma Arterton (‘Strawberry Fields’). Screenings begin at 12:01 am in select theaters. Already the top movie in the UK for 2 weeks. Worst title in the ‘Bond’ franchise?
NET: http://www.007.com

BS THINGS YOU PROBABLY DON’T KNOW ABOUT ‘JAMES BOND’:
• His name was inspired by an American zoologist, a famed bird expert. The real James Bond wrote the acclaimed book, “Birds Of the West Indies”.
• ‘Bond’ was created during summer vacations. Author Ian Fleming had 2 months off from his newspaper job each year. From 1953-64, he used each of those breaks to write a new book.
• Fleming always vacationed at his Jamaican estate. It’s name? “Goldeneye”.
• In the ‘Bond’ films so far, ‘007′ has a drink every 24.3 minutes. He drinks champagne more than anything (35 glasses) but only 1 beer. In the novels, he drinks a total of 317 alcoholic drinks, 1 every 7 pages.
• There are seven ‘00′ agents but he has the best knack for staying alive. In various movies, we’ve seen the deaths of ‘002′, ‘003′, ‘004′, and ‘009′. Agent ‘006′, believed killed, returns as the villain in “GoldenEye” before he’s disposed of. ‘008′ is mentioned several times as ‘Bond’s replacement should he die or be pulled off a mission.
• American film execs proposed Burt Reynolds and Clint Eastwood for the role of ‘Bond’ in the 1970s. In the 1980s, Mel Gibson was also considered for the role.
• The only Ian Fleming titles left that haven’t been turned into films are “Risico” and “The Hildebrand Rarity”, both short stories.
– Askmen.com / “The Man with the Golden Touch: How the Bond Films Conquered the World”

AND YOU THOUGHT YOU WERE CRAVING NOW:
Britain’s Dr Trudy Barber has told a meeting of the European Federation of Sexology that chocolate may soon be developed which has much higher levels of phenyl ethylamine, a chemical which is released by the body during sex. The chemical is related to dopamine and adrenalin, which help to heighten bodily sensations, and has been found to give an orgasm-like high to test subjects even when they’re not having sex. Today’s chocolate bars already contain up to 660 mg of phenyl ethylamine, but Barber says much more potent chocolate is on the way.
– “The Sun“

NO SHOT? WHY NOT?
Only about half of survey respondents plan to get a flu shot this year, according to a new poll by “Consumer Reports”. Many still believe the myth that you can get the flu from the vaccine. A few of the reasons cited for avoiding the needle …
• “I don’t get sick.” (45%)
• “I know someone who has become sick from the vaccine.” (41%)
• “I’m worried about side effects.” (35%)
• “I don’t like getting shots.” (27%)
• “I’d rather get sick than go to work.” (5%)
– “Chicago Tribune”

THE MOST EQUAL NATIONS:
The “Global Gender Gap Report 2008“ has just been released, an annual index of the status of women based on their economic participation, educational attainment, political empowerment, health and survival in 130 countries. The places where women fare best …
5. New Zealand
4. Iceland
3. Sweden
2. Finland
1. Norway
At the bottom of the list: Benin, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Chad, and Yemen.
– AHN

DID YOU KNOW?
• Thanks to the economic crunch, Santa bookings have dropped so steeply this year that the Amalgamated Order of Real Bearded Santas has held a series of meetings to discuss survival strategy.
– “Wall Street Journal”
• Future US First Lady Michelle Obama’s Secret Service codename is ‘Renaissance’.
– CBS News
• Air France is now offering economy class passengers the option of reserving seats with more leg room, at the front or next to emergency exits, for a supplement of … $75.
– “Globe & Mail”

BS CHRONOMETER 11.14.08
TODAY’S CELEBIRTHDAYS . . .
1948 [60] Prince Charles (Philip Arthur George of Wales), London UK, heir to the British throne/married Camilla Parker Bowles in 2005/married to Lady Diana Spencer (1981-96)/father of princes William & Harry

1954 [54] Condoleezza Rice, Birmingham AL, US Secretary of State (2005-09)/National Security Advisor (2001-05)/Director of Chevron Oil (1991-2001)/concert-level pianist

1968 [40] Brian Yale, Woodbridge CT, alt-rock bassist (matchbox twenty–“How Far We’ve Come”, “Unwell”)

1972 [36] Josh Duhamel [‘due-MEL’], Minot ND, TV actor (“Las Vegas” 2003-08)/movie actor (“Transformers”)/Black Eyed Peas singer Fergie’s boyfriend

1975 [33] Travis Barker, Fontana CA, rock drummer (+44-“When Your Heart Stops Beating”, Blink 182-“What’s My Age Again?”)/reality TV personality (“Meet the Barkers” 2005–06) who survived a 2008 airplane crash

1979 [29] Olga Kurylenko, Berdyansk, Ukraine, movie actress (“Quantum of Solace”, “Max Payne”)

SATURDAY –
TV actor Sam Waterston (“Law & Order”) is 68; Bandleader Kevin Eubanks (“Tonight Show with Jay Leno”) is 51; Country singer Jack Ingram (“Wherever You Are”) is 38; Rock singer Chad Kroeger (Nickelback) is 34.

SUNDAY –
TV actress Marg Helgenberger (“CSI”) is 50; Jazz singer Diana Krall (“From This Moment On”) is 44; TV actor Dean McDermott (“Tori & Dean: Home Sweet Hollywood“) is 42; Movie actress Maggie Gyllenhaal (“The Dark Knight”) is 31.

BS REASONS TO PARTY . . .
• “Operating Room Nurse Day”, the highlight of “Operating Room Nurse Week”. Forceps! Sutcher! Bucket!
• “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?
• “Pickle Appreciation Day”, a day to gear up for some tangy, spicy and yummy fun.
• “World Diabetes Day”, recognizing what’s becoming a worldwide epidemic. Since 2000, the number of people worldwide with diabetes has more than doubled. In Canada, there are more than 2 million people with diabetes.
NET: http://www.worlddiabetesday.org

SATURDAY –
• “America Recycles Day”, a day to promote that idea that recycling no only makes sense, it makes a huge difference to our environment, our quality of life, and our future.
NET: http://nrc-recycle.org/americarecycles.aspx
• “Clean Out Your Refrigerator Day”, time to hunt down and throw out that green-crusted pork chop from last summer’s BBQ, the moldy mayo jar, and any other ‘mystery items’ you find. What’s the oddest thing in your fridge?
• “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.
• “National Adoption Day”, the 9th annual on which volunteer lawyers, foster care professionals, child advocates and local judges gather to expedite the adoption process and give children in foster care the chance for a permanent family.
NET: http://www.nationaladoptionday.org/2008/index.asp
• “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 71 years ago on November 15, 1937.
NET: http://www.lil-abner.com/sadiehawk.html (“Li’l Abner” official site)

SUNDAY –
• “Button Day”, celebrating the hobby of collecting all kinds of buttons. Hard to believe, but it’s a big deal. There’s even a National Button Society which runs an annual show and sale.
• “International Day for Tolerance”, established by the UN in 1996 to promote the need for worldwide tolerance and understanding. Hmm, it doesn’t seem to be working.
• “World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims”, an annual UN observance on the 3rd Sunday in November commemorating victims of road traffic crashes and their families.
NET: http://www.who.int/roadsafety/projects/world_day/en/index.html
 
THIS DAY IN SHOW BIZ . . .
2002 [06] Kermit the Frog receives a star on the “Hollywood Walk of Fame”

TODAY’S FIRSTS. . .
1982 [26] 1st ‘Domed Stadium’ in Canada opens (BC Place in Vancouver)

1994 [14] The Channel Tunnel (‘Chunnel’) opens, linking Britain & France under the English Channel

TODAY’S RECORD . . .
1993 [15] Miami’s Don Shula becomes ‘Winningest Coach in NFL History’ by beating the Philadelphia Eagles for his 325th victory (finishes career in 1995 with 347 wins and is elected to Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1997)

AND REMEMBER . . .
[Mon] Take A Hike Day
[Mon] Homemade Bread Day
[Mon] Farm Joke Day
[Mon] Survivors of Suicide Day
[Tues] Married To A Scorpio Support Day
[Wed] ‘Have A Bad Day’ Day
[Wed] World Toilet Day
This Week Is … Adoption Week
This Month Is … Lung Cancer Awareness Month

BULL’S BITS
BS THINGS YOU’D LOVE TO SAY AT WORK BUT CAN’T:
• “I thought I wanted a career, turns out I just wanted the money.”
• “And your crybaby whiney-ass opinion would be …?”
• “I’m not being rude. You’re just insignificant.”
• “I have plenty of talent and vision. I just don’t give a damn.”
• “I like you. You remind me of when I was young and stupid.”
• “I’m really easy to get along with once you people learn to see it my way.”
• “I can see your point … but I still think you’re full of crap.”

BS WEB GOODIE:
‘Super Obama World’ is a free online computer game modeled on “Super Mario World” but starring the US President-Elect.
NET: http://www.superobamaworld.com

BS PHONE STARTER:
Who’s the best ever ‘Bond girl’? Diana Rigg? Halle Berry? Ursula Andress?

ALL-TIME WORST BOND GIRLS:
Just in time for the latest ‘007′ flick, here’s a new ranking of the least favorite females who’ve ever bedded ‘Bond’ …
5. Britt Ekland (‘Mary Goodnight’ in “The Man With the Golden Gun” 1974)
4. Maud Adams (‘Octopussy’ in “Octopussy” 1983 & ‘Andrea Anders’ in “The Man With the Golden Gun” 1974)
3. Karin Dor (‘Helga Brandt’ in “You Only Live Twice” 1967)
2. Denise Richards (‘Dr Christmas Jones’ in “The World is Not Enough” 1999)
1. Tanya Roberts (‘Stacey Sutton’ in “A View to a Kill” 1985)
– HecklerSpray.com

BS RANDOM JOKE:
I am not arguing with you; I am telling you …

BS WATER COOLER QUESTION:
Today’s Question: You make about 200 decisions about THIS per day.
Answer to Give Out Next Show: Food.

BS DEEP THOUGHT:
A verbal agreement isn’t worth the paper it’s written on.


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