Tuesday, November 10, 2015        Edition: #5368


Here’s More Bull Roar!

BS SHOW BIZ BUZZ:
★ The movie soundtrack from “The Lord Of the Rings” saga has been voted best of all time for the 6th year running. The music for the Oscar-winning trilogy, composed by Howard Shore, beat out the scores from “Schindler’s List”, “Gladiator”, “Star Wars”, and “Out of Africa”. Music by “Star Wars” composer/conductor John Williams picked up 8 slots in the poll’s top 30, including his scores for “Jurassic Park”, “Saving Private Ryan”, and “ET: The Extra-Terrestrial”.
– ContactMusic.com
★ Acclaimed songwriter/producer T Bone Burnett has signed on compose the tunes for the upcoming Roy Rogers musical “Happy Trails”. The stage show about late singer/cowboy actor Rogers and his wife Dale Evans is currently in development and Burnett has been hired to replace Alan Menken & Glenn Slater, who departed the Broadway-bound project due to scheduling conflicts. The cast and opening date are to be announced in the next few months.
– Billboard.com
★ And BBC-TV currently owns the rights to the UK version of “The Voice”, but it’s just revealed that the upcoming 5th season beginning in January will be the last on the network. A rep has confirmed the show has been ‘poached by another broadcaster’. Speculation is that broadcaster is BBC competitor ITV, which plans to air it in place of Simon Cowell’s ailing “The X Factor”, since it has suffered a huge ratings slump this season.
– TheSun.co.uk

TODAY’S SHOW BIZ SKED:
• “Ellen DeGeneres Show” (syndicated/CTV2) – Ed Sheeran (“x”); Justin Bieber (“Purpose”, out Friday).
• “Giller Prize” (CBC) – The annual prize awards $100,000 to the author of the best Canadian novel or short story of the year. 5 titles have been named to this year’s Scotiabank Giller Prize short list. Each finalist gets $10,000. The award gala is hosted by Rick Mercer.
• “Jimmy Kimmel Live” (ABC/CityTV) – Chris Cornell (“Higher Truth”).
• “Last Call With Carson Daly” (NBC) – Yo La Tengo (“I Can Hear The Heart Beating As One”).
• “Late Night With Seth Meyers” (NBC/CTV) – Seal (“7″).
• “Live With Kelly & Michael” (syndicated/CTV) – James Bay (“Chaos & The Calm”).
• Stand Up For Heroes (NYC) –  The annual event at Madison Square Garden honors military veterans and raises funds for veterans’ aid. The lineup consists of comedians (hence the “Stand Up” name), including Jon Stewart, John Oliver, Seth Meyers, Ray Romano. Also performing this year: Bruce Springsteen.
• “Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” (NBC/CTV2) – Christian McBride (“Vertical Vision”); Ellie Goulding (“Delirium”);
• “The Voice” (NBC/CTV2) – The playoffs continue as the remaining artists perform for the coaches.

BS MUSIC NOTES:
• Adele – She’s amassed a slew of accolades over the years, including Grammys, Brit Awards, and an Oscar for the 2013 ‘Bond’ theme “Skyfall”. She’s just revealed she keeps the Academy Award in her bedroom, but all of her other trophies decorate … her bathroom.
• Coldplay – A new reports suggests the band’s latest track, “Adventure Of a Lifetime”, is a nod to frontman Chris Martin’s former relationship with actress Jennifer Lawrence. The two dated on-and-off for most of 2015. Note the lyrics: “You make me feel like I’m alive again.”
• Mariah Carey – Her new children’s book based on her 1994 holiday hit “All I Want For Christmas Is You” is published today. It coincides with the Hallmark Channel special “Mariah Carey’s Christmas Project”, a movie she directed and stars in that’s coming in December.
• Stone Temple Pilots – Chester Bennington has quit. The Linkin Park singer has fronted the band since Scott Weiland was kicked out in 2013, but Monday Bennington confirmed he is leaving so he can focus his efforts on Linkin Park.

THIS WEEK’S VIDEO RELEASES:
Out today on DVD, Netflix, Google Play and/or other video providers …
• “Self/less” ( PG-13 Sci-Fi Thriller ): An extremely wealthy man, dying from cancer, undergoes a radical medical procedure that transfers his consciousness into the body of a healthy young man. But all is not as it seems when he uncovers the mystery of the body’s origin. Stars Ryan Reynolds, Natalie Martinez, Matthew Goode, Ben Kingsley.
• “Star Wars Steelbooks” (PG Sci-Fi Compilation): In an inventive Disney marketing scheme, the 6 “Star Wars” films are re-released as commemorative Blu-ray ‘steelbooks’ in metal packaging. Each features the striking image of a well-known character: ‘Darth Maul’, ‘Yoda’, ‘General Grievous’, ‘Darth Vader’, a ‘Stormtrooper’, and ‘Emperor Palpatine’.
• “Trainwreck” ( R-Rated Comedy ): Comedian Amy Schumer’s semi-autobiographical movie centers around a commitment-phobic career woman who has to finally face her fears when she meets a good guy. Director Judd Apatow. Co-stars Bill Hader, Brie Larson, Colin Quinn. Cameos from Daniel Radcliffe, LeBron James, Marisa Tomei, Matthew Broderick, Method Man.
• “Terminator: Genisys” ( PG-13 Action Thriller ): Arnold Schwarzenegger warned us “I’ll be back” and he is as the “Terminator” series is renewed by director Alan Taylor (“Game of Thrones”, “Thor: The Dark World”). In this 5th installment, ‘John Connor’ sends ‘Kyle Reese’ back in time to 1984. Co-stars Jason Clarke, Emilia Clarke, Jai Courtney.
• Also released today: “Better Call Saul: Season One” (TV); “Dick Van Dyke Show: Complete Remastered Series” (Vintage TV); “Foyle’s War: The Complete Saga” (TV); “Maude: The Complete Third Season” (Vintage TV); “The Motels Live At the Whisky a Go Go 50th Anniversary Special” (Musical Documentary); and “WKRP in Cincinnati: The Complete Final Season” (Vintage TV).

LIVING ALONE IS BAD FOR YOUR DIET:
Living alone has its perks … being able to shower whenever you want, stocking the DVR with only shows you like, eating cereal for dinner without judgment. But about that last bit: Australian researchers at Queensland University of Technology say that living sans roommates is terrible for your diet. A review of over 40 previous studies has found that bachelors and bachelorettes eat fewer fruits, vegetables, and fish; and have lower food diversity overall. Unsurprisingly, men living alone are more likely than women to have unhealthy diets. Researchers think singles may lack motivation to grocery shop or cook; and that often leads them to prepare simple foods or order ready-made meals lacking key nutrients. (Pizza, they mean pizza.)
– ScienceDaily.com

WHAT YOUR FAVORITE CLOTHING COLOR REVEALS:
✓ Black – Strong and independent, but prone to sulking.
✓ Blue – Creative, sensitive, but at times moody.
✓ Green – Loving and loyal, easily jealous.
✓ Orange – Enthusiastic and confident.
✓ Red – A flirt, but down-to-Earth.
✓ Yellow – Positive and intelligent.
– Mizz.com

MEN WITH BEARDS ARE MORE OFTEN SEXIST:
There may be a link between growing facial hair and wanting to look traditionally masculine. A new Australian study reveals that men who treasure the rugged masculinity of a bushy beard may also treasure patriarchy. Research shows that men with beards have a greater tendency to hold sexist attitudes than their clean-shaven counterparts. Previous research has indicated that facial hair is linked with perceived masculinity, and the researchers hypothesize that growing a beard may appeal to sexist men because it reinforces gender differences, potentially reinforcing their feelings of male dominance in society. (But, most importantly, hiding a weak chin.)
– @Neuro_Skeptic

BS AMAZING FACT:
In Taiwan there is a restaurant where food is served on miniature toilets.
– List25.com

BS CHRONOMETER 11.10.15


TODAY’S CELEBIRTHDAYS . . .
1944 [71] (Sir) Tim Rice, Amersham UK, lyricist who’s worked with Andrew Lloyd Webber (“Jesus Christ Superstar”, “Evita”) and Elton John (“The Lion King”, “Aida”)

1963 [52] Hugh Bonneville, London UK, TV actor (‘Robert Crawley’ on “Downton Abbey” since 2010)/movie actor (“Paddington”, “The Monuments Men”)

1968 [47] Tracy Morgan, NYC, comedian/TV actor (“30 Rock” 2006-13, “Saturday Night Live” 1996-2006)

1968 [47] Chris Cagle, DeRidder LA, country singer (“What Kinda Gone”, “I Breathe In, I Breathe Out”)

1969 [46] Ellen Pompeo, Everett MA, TV actress (‘Dr Meredith Grey’ on “Grey’s Anatomy” since 2005)

1975 [40] Jim Adkins, Mesa AZ, rock singer-guitarist (Jimmy Eat World-”Pain”, “The Middle”)

1983 [32] Miranda Lambert, Lindale TX, country singer (“Little Red Wagon”, “The House That Built Me”)/ex-Mrs Blake Shelton

1990 [25] Vinz (Vincent Dery), Oslo, Norway, pop singer (Nico & Vinz-”That’s How You Know”, “Am I Wrong”)

BS REASONS TO PARTY . . .
• “Forget-Me-Not Day”, a day for remembering those whose lives have touched us in some way. You’re encouraged to think of people who had an impact on your life and the way in which they changed it. (Then go see a lawyer and file charges.)

• “Sleep Dangerously Night”, a night to switch sides of the bed with your partner. (Careful!)

• “Swap Ideas Day”, a day to encourage use of creative imagination. (So what’s your big idea?)

• “Vanilla Cupcakes Day”. While they may not be most people’s favorite cupcake, hardly anyone dislikes them. Another advantage is that any kind of frosting tastes good on them.

• “World Science Day for Peace & Development, established by UNESCO in 2001.

• “Young Readers Day”, observed annually on the 2nd Tuesday of November since 1989. This is mainly celebrated in schools but it would be a good time to give books to children you know.

THIS DAY IN SHOW BIZ . . .
1969 [46] Landmark children’s TV show “Sesame Street” debuts on PBS-TV, teaching kids while they play and have fun (what a concept!)

TODAY’S MUSIC EVENT . . .
2003 [12] An emotional tribute to the recently-deceased Johnny Cash is held at Nashville’s famous Ryman Auditorium, featuring classic Cash songs performed by Sheryl Crow, Kris Kristofferson, Willie Nelson, Kid Rock, and Steve Earle among others

TODAY’S FIRST . . .
1983 [32] Bill Gates introduces ‘Microsoft Windows’

TODAY’S RECORD . . .
1996 [19] Miami Dolphins pivot Dan Marino becomes 1st NFL quarterback to pass for 50,000 career yards and the 1st to reach 4,000 completions

COMING UP . . .
[Wed] Remembrance Day (Canada)
[Wed] Veterans Day (USA)
[Wed] Diwali begins (Hindu)
[Wed] Red Lipstick Day
[Thurs] World Pneumonia Day
This Week Is … Geography Awareness Week
This Month Is … Alzheimer’s Disease Month

BULL’S BITS


BS SIGNS YOU’RE A BAD REFEREE:
• Every call you make begins with “Umm …”
• You won’t throw your flag on the field because you’d just have to pick it up.
• Every time you raise your arms your pants fall down.
• No one pays any attention when you blow your slide whistle. [SFX]
• You can’t believe how many players’ autographs you’ve collected during games.
• You missed the last 3 calls because the beer vendor was slow giving you change.
• Just in the first half, you made 6 tackles and an interception.
• And the most telling evidence you’re a bad referee … horizontal stripes.

BS RANDOM JOKE:
May the dragon of life only roast your hot-dogs and never burn your buns.

BS PHONE STARTER:
☎ What food or drink that’s no longer on the market do you miss the most?

BS WATER COOLER QUESTION:
Question: In an insurance poll, THIS is the most embarrassing thing most drivers admit doing.
Answer: Forgetting where they parked.

BS DEEP THOUGHT:
It’s a strange world of language in which skating on thin ice can get you into hot water.


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