Tuesday, November 1, 2011        Edition: #4620
Ahhhh, Your Daily Bovine Colonic!

BS SHOW BIZ BUZZ:
Actor Robert Pattinson says a real priest was used when shooting the wedding scene for “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn” (part 1 opening November 18th), so it might not be a lawful civil union but according to the church he & co-star Kristen Stewart may actually be married (be still, our collective heart!) . . . 31-year-old reality TV star Kim Kardashian says the beginning of her newlywed life with 28-year-old NBA star Kris Humphries hasn’t been ‘ideal’ due to their lack of privacy (um, you made your own marital bed by selling the entire freaking wedding, hon’!) . . . Meantime, Kardashian sent out a tweet this week to her 10.7 million followers claiming she was giving them Justin Bieber’s phone number, but the it was actually the number to vote for her brother Rob on “Dancing With the Stars” (seems lyin’ and cheatin’ is in her too-tight genes) . . . A paparazzo has filed a battery suit against actress Demi Moore after she allegedly struck him while trying to stop him from snapping pics of her in a West Hollywood nail salon (worst of all, she broke a nail!) . . . 36-year-old “Desperate Housewives” star Eva Longoria is denying reports she’s dating 31-year-old LA Lakers player Matt Barnes, her rep claiming they’re ‘just friends’ (but having flirty pics published sure was a nice payback to her ex, San Antonio Spurs’ Tony Parker) . . . Connor Cruise, 16-year-old adopted son of actor Tom Cruise & ex-wife Nicole Kidman, has been spinning records for nearly a year-and-a-half under the working name ‘DJ C-Squared’ (and just how’s he getting into clubs?) . . . And the seemingly snake-bit movie “Pride and Prejudice and Zombies” has just lost its 3rd director before shooting has even begun, Craig Gillespie exiting like predecessors Mike White and David O Russell before him (could it be something about that ridiculous title that’s scared them off?).

TODAY’S SHOW BIZ SKED:
• “Conan” (TBS/CTV) – Cobra Starship f/Sabi (“Night Shades”).
• “Dancing With the Stars (ABC/CTV) – Boyz II Men (“Twenty”) perform; Christina Perri (“lovestrong”) performs; Justin Bieber (“Under the Mistletoe”) performs; another couple is eliminated.
• “Ellen DeGeneres Show” (syndicated/CTV2) – Justin Bieber (his Christmas album “Under the Mistletoe” is out today, featuring some new material as well as the Bieb’s favorite classics).
• “Last Call With Carson Daly” (NBC) – Cold War Kids (“Mine is Yours”).
• “Today Show” (NBC) – Miranda Lambert (her 4th studio album “Four the Record” is released today, which includes the hit single “Baggage Claim”).
• “Tonight Show With Jay Leno” (NBC/CTV2) – Robyn (“Body Talk Pt 2”).

BS MUSIC NOTES:
• Beach Boys – Several versions of the ‘lost’ 1966-67 “SMiLE” sessions are out today. “The Smile Sessions Box Set” version, for instance, is retailing for $136.37. Brian Wilson, Al Jardine, and Mike Love all participated in compiling an approximation of what was intended to be their landmark album from the original master recordings.
• “The Best Of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Live” – Today’s release of this 3-CD box set from the rock hall’s archives includes performances by Aerosmith, Al Green, Billy Joel, James Brown, Jimmy Page, Lynryd Skynryd, and The Who among others. A 2nd collection  of induction performances will be released digitally November 15th.
• Chris Cornell – Tonight in Memphis, Tennessee he kicks off the 2nd run of his acoustic “Songbook” tour. The intimate shows highlight songs he’s written throughout his career and are made up of entirely acoustic, solo performances. An album of live “Songbook” tour performances will be released November 21st.
• The Decemberists – Today they release a new EP, “Long Live the King”, a compilation of leftover songs from their album “The King Is Dead”, released in January.
• Florence & The Machine – Today they release their 12-track sophomore album “Ceremonials”. It’s also available in a ‘Deluxe Edition’ with 4 bonus tracks.
• Justin Bieber – Speaking about his new album, his manager Scooter Braun tells “Billboard” magazine, “Vocally, his balls have dropped.” Charming.
• Metallica – Today they release the new album “Lulu”, a collaboration with classic rocker Lou Reed. The project grew out of the 2009 concert celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, where the band backed up Reed on several Velvet Underground tracks.
• U2 – Today’s 20th anniversary re-issue of the 1991 album “Achtung Baby” comes in 5 different deluxe editions. Among them is a vinyl box set with 4 LPs, 2 of which on translucent blue vinyl, along with a 16-page book. Then there’s the ‘Super Deluxe Edition’, with 6 CDs and 4 DVDs, in addition to a 92-page hardback book and 16 art prints ($121.45).
• Usher – He was verbally attacked in the middle of a crowded parking lot in Atlanta, Georgia on the weekend. According to reports, he was ‘bull-rushed’ by a woman who was ticked off that he parked in a spot reserved for the disabled.

TODAY’S VIDEO RELEASES:
• “Cars 2” ( G-Rated Animated Comedy ): In Pixar’s sequel comedy, ‘Lightning McQueen’ (Owen Wilson) and tow truck ‘Mater’ (Larry the Cable Guy) are recruited to be spies while participating in the ‘World Grand Prix’. Voice cast also includes Michael Caine, and former race car driver Darrell Waltrip.
• “Crazy, Stupid, Love” ( PG-13 Romantic Comedy ): Steve Carell (ex-“The Office”) stars as a newly-divorced guy who’s taken under the wing of a perpetual player (Ryan Gosling). But their single-life party plans soon go awry as it turns out Carell still loves his wife (Julianne Moore) and Gosling meets his match (Emma Stone).
• “Michael Jackson: The Life Of an Icon” ( NR Music Documentary ): Producer David Gest’s behind-the-scenes account of Jackson’s life includes interviews with mom Katherine, brother Tito, sister Rebbie, and recording stars who knew him including Whitney Houston, Dionne Warwick, and Smokey Robinson. Weirdly, the film has a theater ‘premiere’ tomorrow in London.
• “The Nutcracker in 3-D” ( PG Seasonal Fantasy ): Follows a 9-year-old girl (Elle Fanning) whose dull Viennese Christmas is suddenly filled with excitement and adventure following the arrival of her uncle (Nathan Lane) and his gift of an enchanted nutcracker. Based on the story that inspired composer Tchaikovsky to create the music for the iconic ballet.
• “Water for Elephants” ( PG-13 Drama ): Robert Pattinson stars as a veterinary student who falls for a circus star (Reese Witherspoon) in the 1930s. Oscar-winning actor Christoph Waltz (“Inglourious Basterds”) plays her husband, who’s cruel to animals and humans alike. Based on Sara Gruen’s bestseller.
• Also released today: “Californication: The 4th Season” (TV); “The Essential Daffy Duck Collection” (Animation); “The Fugitive: The Complete Series” (Classic TV); “The Liam Neeson Collection” (Compilation); and “Warren Miller: Wintervention” (Skiing/Boarding Documentary).

HEALTH BENEFITS OF ORANGE VEGGIES:

Dieticians recommend eating at least 1 serving of orange vegetables per day. Here’s why …
• Fights Breast Cancer – Retinoic acid is is plentiful in sweet potatoes and carrots. Recent research shows it helps fight breast cancer in its 2 earliest stages.
• Boosts Beta-Carotene – This fat-soluble nutrient helps regulate our immune system and maintain good vision. So stir-frying orange veggies in a little oil is good way to get a B-C boost.
• Helps Heart – Studies show that consuming higher levels of the antioxidants found in orange veggies may lower the risk of death from cardiovascular disease.
• Protects Eyes – The old adage that carrots help your vision is true! Pumpkins and carrots are rich in lutein and zeaxanthin, 2 plant pigments that help prevent cataracts.
• Revs Immune System – Vitamin B6 helps your immune system produce antibodies to fight disease. A sweet potato can provide 25% of your daily needs; mashed acorn squash 19%.
– Condensed from “Best Health Magazine”

FROM THE BS POLL VAULT:
A look at who we are and the things we do …
• 70% of women wear a bridesmaid dress at some point in their lifetime, and most say they absolutely hate doing it.
• 65% of us have a library card but many admit it rarely gets used.
• 56% of us hate it when a co-worker continually hums a tune.
• 43% of women say their looks go downhill as the workday goes on.
• 40% of us do not talk to the boss outside of the workplace.
• 30% of men admit they ignore a burned-out lightbulb for a few days hoping someone else will take care of it.

CANDY’S DANDY … FOR A TIME:

There are parents who let the kids gorge on Halloween candy and those who parcel it out a bit at a time. If you’re wondering which method dentists suggest, you might be surprised. They say it’s better to let your kids go crazy and then quickly cut back their candy consumption rather than letting them eat a couple pieces every day. Why? Slowly snacking on Halloween candy every few hours, day after day, keeps teeth bathed in enamel-corroding acid, the byproduct of bacteria feeding on sugar and other carbohydrates in your mouth. (Take this with a grain of sugar … if everyone had healthy teeth, dentists would be out of business, right?)
– LiveScience.com

SIGNS YOU’RE ADDICTED TO TECHNOLOGY:

According to Daniel Sieberg, author of “The Digital Diet”, these are signs you might be due for some hi-tech detox …
• You have the urge to pull out your phone even when someone you’re with is in the midst of a conversation with you.
• You’ve texted even while your child is telling you about his or her day at school, and realized later that you can’t remember the details of what your son or daughter has said to you.
• You have the vague feeling that something hasn’t really happened until you post it on Facebook or Twitter.
• You feel isolated and anxious if you are offline for an extended period of time.
• You’ve noticed that even when your family is all together in a room, each person is gazing at his or her own screen and tapping at a miniature keyboard.
• You’re aware that other activities in your life have begun to suffer from neglect … but you don’t do anything about it.
– CNN.com

DID YOU KNOW?
• The flu typically begins circulating in November and reaches its peak in January. Those at most risk are children and those over 50 with chronic diseases. It takes approximately 2 weeks for a flu shot to become effective in protecting against the flu virus.
– TTP
• Mona Simpson, an author and biological sister of late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, says her brother’s final words were “Oh wow. Oh wow. Oh wow.”
– FOX News
• The intact body of a 76-lb deer has been found inside a nearly 16-ft-long Burmese python in the Florida Everglades. The snakes have been breeding in the Everglades over the past several years after either escaping or being released by pet owners when they’d grown too big.
– UPI.com

BS CHRONOMETER 11.01.11


TODAY’S CELEBIRTHDAYS . . .
1949 [62] David Foster, Victoria BC, music producer noted for discovering Celine Dion, Josh Groban, and Michael Bublé and for producing some of the most successful recording artists

1962 [49] Anthony Kiedis, Grand Rapids MI, rock singer (Red Hot Chili Peppers-“Snow [Hey Oh]”, “Dani California”)

1963 [48] ‘Big’ Kenny (Alphin), Culpeper VA, country singer (Big & Rich-“Lost In This Moment”, “Save a Horse [Ride a Cowboy]”)

1963 [48] Rick Allen (Cyril), Sheffield UK, one-armed rock drummer (Def Leppard-“Promises”, “Photograph”)

1972 [39] Toni Collette, Sydney, Australia, TV actress (Emmy Award-“United States of Tara” 2009)/movie actress (“Little Miss Sunshine”, “The Hours”)

1986 [25] Penn Badgely, Baltimore MD, TV actor (‘Dan Humphrey’ on “Gossip Girl” since 2007)

TODAY’S BS REASONS TO PARTY  . . .

• “All Hallows” or “All Saints’ Day” (begun in 835 AD), a Roman Catholic ‘Holy Day of Obligation’ (aren’t they all?). It’s a holiday in the Philippines, when families gather to honor the dead.

• “Dia de los Muertos” (“Day Of the Dead”) in Mexico. The observance covers 2 days – today, “All Saints Day”, set aside for remembrance of deceased children (‘angelitos’); Wednesday, “All Soul’s Day”, for those who died as adults. For a memorial observance it’s pretty festive, with colorful adornments, lively reunions at family burial plots, fireworks, and special foods.

• “Go Cook For Your Pets Day”, because it’s apparently not enough to house them, train them, exercise them, and clean up after them … now they need haute cuisine!

• “Movember” begins, variously known as “NoSHAVEmber”, “Beard Month”, and “Moustache Month”. The idea is for men to let their lip hair accumulate for the month to raise awareness of men’s health issues such as prostate cancer. In many areas it’s used as a fundraiser.
NET: http://www.movember.com

• “Vegan World Day”, an international focal point for celebrating veganism, a term invented by Donald Watson in 1944. This is the 67th anniversary of ‘The Vegan Society’, whose members do not eat meat, fish, dairy products, eggs, or any other animal product. In fact, true vegans do not use any products derived from animals, such as fur or leather.
NET: http://www.vegansociety.com/News-And-Events/world-vegan-day/

TODAY’S MUSIC EVENT . . .

1939 [72] The poem (and later song) “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” 1st appears in a promotional pamphlet for Chicago’s Montgomery Ward department store

TODAY’S FIRSTS . . .
1946 [65] 1st ‘Basketball Association of America’ (later changed to NBA) game as NY Knickerbockers defeat Toronto Huskies 68-66

1966 [45] NFL awards the New Orleans Saints a franchise on “All Saints Day”

COMING UP . . .
[Wed] Cookie Monster Day
[Wed] Plan Your Epitaph Day
[Thurs] Men Make Dinner Day
[Thurs] Sandwich Day
[Thurs] “Bones” season debut (FOX/Global)

THIS WEEK IS . . .
Fig Week / Give Wildlife a Break Week / International Magic Week / Patient Accessibility Week / World Communication Week / World Hearing Aid Awareness Week

BULL’S BITS


ACTUAL ROOMMATE NOTES:
If you’ve ever shared an apartment, you know the perils of attempting to co-habitate. A collection of real notes left by one ‘roomy’ for another …
• “I am sorry I had to put my pee in the fridge. I sealed it in a plastic bag, then in this box and taped it shut.”
• “I am sorry, Matt. I can’t afford for both of us to use my face products.”
• “Dear Evan: My parents are coming today. Can you please wear pants all day? Thanks, Ryan”
• “These yogurts expired July 24. Today is August 12. What should we do?”
• “Fun fact of the day: Quiet sex can be fun too.”
• “Ashley is passed out naked on the bathroom floor. Please check on her occasionally. Thank-you.”
– Oddee.com

BS RANDOM JOKE:
If you don’t have someone tracking you down, you haven’t exhausted all your credit options.

BS PHONE STARTER:
Which unusual sport do you wish was more popular?

BS WATER COOLER QUESTION:
Question: We don’t know why, but studies show that Tuesday is the worst day of the week for THIS.
Answer: Starting a diet.

BS DEEP THOUGHT:
It’s always easy to see both sides of an issue you’re not particularly concerned about.


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