Tuesday, November 21, 2006        Edition: #3413
A Bull in Hand Is A Sheetload of Prep!

TODAY a memorial service for the late Ed Bradley, longtime “60 Minutes” correspondent (1981-2006) is scheduled for NYC’s Riverside Church (died NOVEMBER 9th of leukemia) . . . TONIGHT on the 1-hour TV special “Tony Bennett: An American Classic” (NBC/CTV), the legendary crooner celebrates his 80th birthday with the likes of Barbra Streisand, Elton John, Stevie Wonder, Diana Krall, kd lang, Michael Buble, John Legend, and Christina Aguilera . . . Christina Aguilera will guest star on “CSI: New York” in FEBRUARY in an episode that will explore the topic of battered women, and, no, she’s not expected to play herself although her music will be featured in the show . . . Has actress Lindsay Lohan been self-mutilating? She’s been wearing casts and armbands on her wrists lately but a new photo shows what seems to be scars on her wrists, as well as a burn in the shape of a figure 8 . . . Lindsay Lohan has been named ‘Obsession Of The Year’ by “GQ” magazine, whatever that means . . . Hollywood actor Leonardo DiCaprio is handing over money to support an orphan girl he met while filming the movie “Blood Diamond” in South Africa (every star needs an African fashion accessory these days) . . . The Malawian judge presiding over a legal challenge of Madonna’s recent adoption of baby David has postponed his ruling on the case – again – this time claiming he’s simply ‘too busy’ to get around to it until at least NEXT WEEK (the kid’ll be in college before all this gets decided) . . . And oldies singer Lionel Ritchie says actor George Clooney would be a perfect match for his daughter because he’s a ‘fatherly type’ who’d be a good influence on her (like George would have any interest in dating a stick).

• “Bobby” – TODAY the soundtrack to Emilio Estevez’s Robert F Kennedy bio-film (opening wide THURSDAY) is released, which features hits by Smokey Robinson, The Supremes, Simon & Garfunkel, plus the new duet by Aretha Franklin & Mary J Blige, “Never Gonna Break My Faith”.
• The Doors – TODAY the “Perception” box set is released, saluting the 40th anniversary of the classic rockers. The 6-CD/6-DVD boxed set includes all of their studio albums, plus rare and unreleased audio and video tracks including a Canadian TV broadcast of “The End” from Toronto in 1967.
• Jay-Z – TODAY he guests on the “Ellen DeGeneres Show” (syndicated/CityTV).
• Jerry Lee Lewis/Kid Rock – TONIGHT they perform on the “Tonight Show With Jay Leno” (NBC/A Channel).
• Joan Jett – She may “Love Rock ‘N Roll” but she hates turkey. The longtime vegetarian has recorded a message for PETA’s ‘Holiday Hotline’, claiming that Butterball abuses poultry. She also shares some of her fave veggie recipes.
• Oasis – TODAY they release “Stop The Clocks”, an 18-track greatest hits album featuring chart singles and lesser-known B-sides.
• Rock Star Supernova – TONIGHT they hype their just-released self-titled album on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” (ABC). The reality TV series winner Lukas Rossi fronts for Jason Newsted, Tommy Lee & Gilby Clarke.
• “Santa Cause II” – TODAY MySpace releases this 2nd holiday benefit compilation featuring 30 downloadable seasonal tunes from a roster of indie bands. A portion of proceeds go to Cure Autism Now.
NET: http://myspace.com/asantacause
• Snoop Dogg – TODAY’s album release “The Blue Carpet Treatment” features his first collaborations with Dr Dre in nearly 5 years.
• Willie Nelson – TODAY he releases the charity single “Whatever Happened To Peace On Earth?” to speak out about the current political climate and world conditions. The track features Ben Harper, Jack Johnson, Michael McDonald & Patrick Simmons (Doobie Bros). Proceeds benefit the National Veterans Foundation.
• Also on CD TODAY: The Beatles’ “Love”, featuring their remixed music used in the Vegas show by Cirque du Soleil; “Daughtry”, “American Idol” finalist Chris Daughtry’s debut album; Il Divo’s “Siempre”, yet another collection of classically crooned pop tunes; and the new 20-song compilation album “The Legend of Johnny Cash Vol II”, highlighted by the #1 country hits “Ballad of a Teenage Queen” and “Daddy Sang Bass” plus several later recordings.

TONIGHT  Jimmy Kimmel returns as host for the 3rd time as the 34th annual music are handed out at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles (ABC, CTV). Winners are selected by a sampling of the public. A few highlights …
• Black Eyed Peas, Mariah Carey, Nickelback, and Red Hot Chili Peppers lead the pack with 3 nominations each, followed by Carrie Underwood, and Rascal Flatts with 2 apiece.
• Nickelback’s “All The Right Reasons” and Red Hot Chili Peppers’ “Stadium Arcadium” face off against the “High School Musical” soundtrack for ‘Pop/Rock Album of the Year’.
• Performers include Akon, Barry Manilow, Beyonce Knowles, Carrie Underwood, Dixie Chicks, Gwen Stefani, Jamie Foxx, Jay-Z, John Mayer, Josh Groban, Lionel Richie, Nelly Furtado, Pussycat Dolls, Rascal Flatts, Snoop Dogg, Snow Patrol, and Tenacious D.
NET: http://abc.go.com/specials/ama06.html

• “Elvis Presley – The Ed Sullivan Shows” (Musical Documentary): The first DVD release of “The King’s” landmark TV appearances, available in a 3-disc special edition set.
• “Ice Age: The Meltdown” (Animated Family):  The sub-zero heroes from the worldwide blockbuster 2002 film are back as the Ice Age is coming to an end, melting into what seems like paradise, but the warming climate could cause a threat to the entire valley. Voices provided by Ray Romano, Denis Leary, Seann William Scott, Queen Latifah, and Jay Leno, among others.
• “Live in New York City” (Concert Video): A full-length concert by Brit singer/songwriter Natasha Bedingfield (“These Words”, “Unwritten”) recorded at NYC’s Nokia Theater JUNE 8, 2006.
• “Scoop” (Dramedy): Director Woody Allen’s twisted tale of murder and mystery set in the drawing rooms of contemporary London stars Ian McShane & Scarlett Johansson as an apparently dead journalist stuck in ‘limbo’ and the young American journalism student who finds herself able to see and hear him. Hugh Jackman co-stars.
• “You, Me & Dupree” (Comedy): A newlywed couple (Kate Hudson & Matt Dillon) runs into problems when the groom’s unemployed best man (Owen Wilson) moves in with them for what’s supposed to be a brief period but seems to have no intention of leaving. Co-stars Michael Douglas. Perhaps most notable as the film that got Hudson & Wilson together … and subsequently busted up her marriage to Chris Robinson.
• Also on DVD TODAY: “Da Ali G Show: Da Compleet Seereez”; “Dr Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas!: Deluxe Edition”; and “World Series 2006: Tigers vs Cardinals”.

According to a new dating survey, most guys (74%) think that cheating starts with a kiss. But for women, a kiss doesn’t have to happen; it can be any number of other things. Here’s what some women consider to be cheating …
• Flirting provocatively …  35%.
• Confiding in other women … 36%.
• Dancing closely … 41%.
• Getting private dances at strip-joints … 79%.
• Engaging in online ‘relationships’ … 80%.
• Any sort of sexual contact … 100%.
– AskMen.com

A researcher at Sweden’s Lund University says the body burns up more calories when the
temperature goes down. The discovery was actually made by accident when a lab heater broke and the temperature dropped 14 degrees. It was finally noticed because lab mice began quickly losing weight. Scientist Charlotte Erlanson-Albertson claims the ‘Deep Freeze Diet’ may work for humans if we sleep in a cold room and are active outdoors in chilly weather. (Yeah, that’s why all those Russian women are so thin.)
– Reuters

Just in time for Thanksgiving. We flip you the facts on the big bird …
• Eating the skin on a serving of roast turkey (dark meat) adds about 18% more calories to a serving without the skin.
• Nutritionists believe that the amount of tryptophan in turkey is insufficient by itself to induce sleepiness. Rather, it’s the traditional bread-potato-stuffing-pie Thanksgiving meal as a whole that triggers after-dinner lethargy.
• The phrase ‘cold turkey’ originally meant ‘suddenly’, because cold turkey can be prepared quickly and with little effort. The first use of ‘turkey’ to denote dud or failure dates to 1951.
• Wild Turkey bourbon was so named after a distillery executive shared his private supply with friends on their annual wild turkey hunt in 1940. The next year, according to corporate lore, they asked him to bring along some more of that ‘wild turkey bourbon’.
• If you strung together all the cranberries produced in North America, you’d be declared clinically insane. Nonetheless, they would stretch from Boston to Los Angeles some 565 times.

• In Britain, an elderly man who left his car parked illegally while he rushed his dying wife into London’s St Mary’s Hospital has been dinged with a parking ticket … even though considerate doctors placed a note on the windshield saying there was an emergency. You know you’re having a bad day when …
• In Iran, a wannabe bank robber told Tehran police he paid over $500 to a wizard who performed spells on him to make him invisible. The gullible guy then went to a local bank and started taking money out of customers’ hands … until a gang of them wrestled him to the floor and held him for the police.
• In Brazil, geneticists are now testing blood samples in an attempt to verify a claim that a cat gave birth to … puppies. A woman from the town of Passo Fundo says her cat ‘Mimi’ got pregnant after mating with a neighbor’s dog and delivered a litter of 6, including 3 that are cat-like and 3 that look like dogs. So what would you call them … dats or cogs?

23-year-old Englishman David Fearn, who’s a rabid ‘James Bond’ fan, has legally changed his name to a new 69-word moniker that includes all 21 Bond film titles. He is now legally known as: James Dr No From Russia With Love Goldfinger Thunderball You Only Live Twice On Her Majesty’s Secret Service Diamonds Are Forever Live And Let Die The Man With The Golden Gun The Spy Who Loved Me Moonraker For Your Eyes Only Octopussy A View To A Kill The Living Daylights Licence To Kill Golden Eye Tomorrow Never Dies The World Is Not Enough Die Another Day Casino Royale … Bond.

Coca-Cola would be green if coloring wasn’t added to it.

“I do have a cellphone. I’m not that bad. I want you to know it’s not a very fancy model, but it’s not a rotary cellphone either.”
– Movie/TV star Steve Carell (“The Office”) in “Parade” magazine.


1944 [62] Harold Ramis, Chicago IL, movie actor (“As Good as It Gets”)/movie director (“Caddyshack”)/screenwriter (“Ghost Busters”)/producer (“Groundhog Day”)/former TV comic (“Second City TV” 1976-1977)

1945 [61] Goldie Hawn (Btudlendgehawn), Washington DC, movie actress (1970 Oscar-“Cactus Flower”)/Kurt Russell’s longtime partner/Kate Hudson’s mom

1963 [43] Nicollette Sheridan, Worthing UK, TV actress (‘Edie Britt’ on “Desperate Housewives” since 2004)

1965 [41] Bjork (Gudmundsdottir), Reykjavik, Iceland, weird rock singer (“Where is the Line”)/weirder film actress (“Dancer in the Dark”)

1966 [40] Troy Aikman, West Covina CA, NFL game analyst (with FOX-TV play-by-play man Joe Buck)/retired NFL QB (Dallas Cowboys 1989-2000)

1974 [32] Kelsi Osborn, Magna UT, country singer (SHeDAISY-“In Terms of Love”, “Don’t Worry ‘Bout a Thing”)/group’s name is a Native American word meaning ‘my sisters’

• “No Music Day” in Britain, when conceptual artist Bill Drummond has called for all citizens to refrain from making extraneous noise. Teaming with London radio station Resonance 104.4, the former lead singer of the obscure group The KLF has asked that music in any form be banned for the day in an effort to embrace the beauty of silence. For its part, the station will not play any music for the day.

• “Pumpkin Pie Day”, celebrating a truly North American food phenomenon. What’s your secret ingredient? And your favorite topping? Ever try it with honey?

• “World Hello Day”, the 34th annual observance that now takes place in some 180 countries. Participants are asked to spread goodwill by saying ‘hello’ to at least 10 people. Try conferencing 10 different people to say ‘hello’ to one eager-beaver listener, or have your listeners call in to say ‘hello’ in another language.
NET: http://www.worldhelloday.org/
Here’s how to say ‘hello’ in 800 languages …
NET: http://www.elite.net/~runner/jennifers/hello.htm

1990 [16] Rolling Stone Mick Jagger weds model and now ex-wife Jerry Hall in Bali (man, was that an expensive idea!)

1995 [11] Green Day singer Billie Joe Armstrong is arrested and fined $141 at a concert in Milwaukee WI – for dropping his pants

2000 [06] Backstreet Boys release “Black & Blue” album

1783 [223] 1st ‘Human Flight’ (Jean Francois Pilatre de Rozier & the Marquis Francois Laurant d’Arlandes make 1st flight in a balloon, about 6 miles around Paris, France)

1871 [135] 1st ‘Human Cannonball’ (Emilio Onra, afterward known as ‘Flathead’)

1975 [31] Bob Atheney bowls for 265 hours over 11 days in 1,976 games (St Petersburg FL)

1976 [30] Vernon Bass of Sarasota FL becomes ‘World Champion Oyster-Eater’ by inhaling 684 in 20 minutes

1977 [29] 5 ski patrol members set a record in British Columbia by giving mouth-to-mouth
resuscitation for 60 hours to a mannequin (“C’mon Chad, lighten up on the tongue!”)

1991 [15] Frenchman Gerard d’Aboville completes 4-month solo Pacific crossing – in a rowboat

[Wed] Start Your Own Country Day
[Wed] Stop the Violence Day
[Wed] “Deck the Halls”; “Deja Vu”; “Tenacious D in: The Pick of Destiny”; “The Fountain” open in movie theaters
[Thurs] US Thanksgiving Day
[Fri] Buy Nothing Day
[Sat] Vanier Cup (Saskatoon)
This Week Is … Cold & Cough Awareness Week
This Month Is … Pepper Month


• How come dumb stuff seems so smart while you’re doing it?
• Since life is short, shouldn’t we be eating our dessert first?
• If you have an ant farm, can you apply for a government subsidy?
• If a color blind person gets a bruise, do they get grey and dark grey?
• If a fat man sings, does that mean it’s half-time?

Which TV show does your workplace most resemble?

We just rented “The Da Vinci Code” DVD the other night. Goes to prove … you can’t judge a book by its movie.

Today’s Question: If you are Canadian, chances are you have more of this than the average American.
Answer to Give Out Next Show: Health and happiness.

Today’s Question: According to a recent study, 12% of American women will not allow THIS on Thanksgiving Day.
Answer to Give Out Next Show: Football on TV.

You have a lifetime to work, but children are only young once.

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