Thursday, November 10, 2016 – Edition: #5848

Here’s More Bull Roar!

★ Model-turned-TV personality Chrissy Teigen is keeping busy in the kitchen as she taste-tests new recipes for her 2nd cookbook. John Legend’s wife added cookbook author to her résumé earlier this year with the release of “Cravings: Recipes for All the Food You Want to Eat”, which became a “New York Times” bestseller. Now Chrissy, who welcomed the couple’s first child, daughter Luna in April, is getting back to brainstorming to share another round of delicious dishes with fans. The new book is yet to be given a publication date.
★ Miranda Kerr & Evan Spiegel have held a chic engagement party at the Hotel Bel-Air in Los Angeles. The 33-year-old model and 26-year-old co-founder of Snapchat reportedly celebrated their impending marriage surrounded by close family and friends. Word has it Miranda and Evan get along with each other’s friends perfectly … a good sign for any marriage. The pair are set to tie the knot sometime in 2017. Miranda was previously wed to actor Orlando Bloom, with whom she has 5-year-old son Flynn.
– E! News
★ And a stage version of Meryl Streep’s movie “Marvin’s Room” is heading to Broadway. The comic play is scheduled to begin previews at NYC’s American Airlines Theatre next June, with a limited engagement planned to end in August. The show first debuted at Off-Broadway theater Playwrights Horizons in 1991, earning Scott McPherson ‘Best Play’ at both the Drama Desk Awards and Outer Critics Circle Awards. It was later adapted for the bigscreen in the 1996 film starring Streep, Leonardo Dicaprio, and Diane Keaton.

• “Harry” (syndicated) – 1970s teen idols David Cassidy (“The Partridge Family”), and Maureen McCormick (“The Brady Bunch”).
• “Holmes + Holmes” (HGTV) – Debut of a new DIY series featuring celebrity contractor Mike Holmes and his son Mike Holmes Jr. The two attempt to work together to transform Junior’s modest bungalow into something better.
• “Last Call With Carson Daly” (NBC) – Broncho (“Double Vanity”).
• “Late Late Show With James Corden” (CBS/CTV) – Hey Violet (“Brand New Moves”).
• “Late Show With Stephen Colbert” (CBS/Global) – Sting (“57th & 9th”, out tomorrow).
• “The Real” (syndicated) – Guest co-host Ashanti (“Braveheart”).
• “Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” (NBC/CTV2) – Chris Stapleton (“Traveller”).

• Kings Of Leon – Frontman Caleb Followill has revealed he’s buds with Taylor Swift. Quote: ”I’ve been a friend of Taylor Swift since she was young. I wouldn’t be surprised if we hadn’t already written together.” Hmm, is that a hint?
• Lady Gaga – She continues to partner with TV producer Ryan Murphy on his series “American Crime Story”. The 3rd season focuses on the 1997 murder of fashion designer Gianni Versace and Gaga will play his sister Donatella. Production begins in early 2017.
• Little Mix – The hard-working girl-group say they have no plans to take a break from the music industry yet but will consider a timeout if they become ”too cringe” (BS translation: embarrassing).
• Lukas Graham – Tonight the first leg of their Fall/Winter tour kicks off in Vancouver BC and treks through November 21st in Los Angeles. A 2nd leg begins in Lake Buena Vista FL next year on January 9th.
• Rush – A deluxe box set celebrating the 40th anniversary of their album “2112” is out December 16th. It includes rarities, live and unreleased tracks, and a collection of covers recorded by Dave Grohl & Taylor Hawkins, Alice in Chains, Billy Talent and others.
• Wale – He’s facing a lawsuit after failing to perform in NYC earlier this year. Promoter Upfront & Personal Global allege he was paid $25,000 for the show but failed to appear. They are seeking the funds back plus interest. The 32-year-old rapper has yet to comment on the suit.
• The Weeknd – He tells “Wall Street Journal” that he’s cut off his signature sculpted dreadlocks because they didn’t feel right anymore and ended up becoming a ‘trademark’. His new album “Starboy” is due November 25th.

A BS selection of movies in the making …
• “Android” – Aaron Paul (“Breaking Bad”) is set to star in this new sci-fi thriller alongside Olga Kurylenko (“Quantum of Solace”). The film is set on a spaceship orbiting Neptune as Aaron’s character, who lives on the ship alone, attempts to rebuild his dead wife (Kurylenko) and their son as androids. Eventually, the androids begin demanding a life of their own.
• “Brad’s Status” – Ben Stiller is sharing the screen with Luke Wilson for a third time in this new comedy about a successful family man who secretly envies his old friends’ better fortunes. Austin Abrams (“The Walking Dead”), Jenna Fischer (“The Office”), and Michael Sheen (“Frost/Nixon”) are also in the cast. Production has already begun in Montreal QC.
• “Mary Poppins Returns” – Colin Firth is in talks to join the cast of Disney’s upcoming reboot, which stars Emily Blunt as the title character and Lin-Manuel Miranda as street lamplighter ‘Jack’. Meryl Streep will also co-star as Mary’s cousin, ‘Topsy’. The movie takes place 25 years after the original. “Mary Poppins Returns” arrives in theaters on Christmas Day 2018.
• “Sovereign” – Joseph Gordon-Levitt (“The Dark Knight Rises”) is set to star in this sci-fi thriller about a man who journeys to a space station in an attempt to find his missing wife after she and the entire crew mysteriously vanish. He soon learns some harsh home truths. So far, this project remains in development.
• “Transformers: The Last Knight” – Director Michael Bay has confirmed Mark Wahlberg is reprising his role as struggling inventor ‘Cade Yeager’ for the upcoming 5th film in the franchise. Also returning are John Goodman and John Turturro. The cast also includes Anthony Hopkins and Stanley Tucci. The film is now shooting in England for a June 2017 release.

Wanna really impress a girl? A few tips …
• Forget the weights & protein shakes. She doesn’t need you to be perfect-looking, just not fat.
• Instead of a backseat DVD theater in your car, use the money to buy a nice pair of shoes.
• She doesn’t really care what the plan is … just have one.
• Candles. They are so cheap and they are so effective.
• When you give her a gift, include a card in which you write something nice.
• Get covered garbage cans for your kitchen & bath. They hide stuff she doesn’t want to know about.
• Short-sleeves are for golf only; sandals are for Jesus only.
• When she asks you to accompany her to a wedding or a family event, RSVP within 24 hours.
• You might not know what she wants you to get her for her birthday, but her friends do. Ask them.
• Wash your dishes. Pick up your clothes. Swiff. She’ll think you’re a responsible adult.
– “Men’s Health”

A new ranking of the celebs most polled people think will be next to kick the bucket …
1. Kirk Douglas (99)
2. Zsa Zsa Gabor (99)
3. Billy Graham (98)
4. George HW Bush (92)
5. Fidel Castro (90)
6. Olivia DeHaviland (100)
7. Valerie Harper (77)
8. Jimmy Carter (92)
9. Jerry Lewis (90)
10. Bob Barker (92)

Think you don’t have time to be green? Here are a few small things you can do that have a big impact and take hardly any effort …
• Turn the Washing Machine Knob – 90% of the energy used to wash clothes goes to heating the water, so the simple solution is … wash your clothes in cold water.
• Buy Local Produce – An Iowa State University report found apples in a supermarket that had traveled 1,726 miles to get there. A local apple, on the other hand, travels about 61 miles.
• Stay Eco-Clean With Plant-Based Products – Typical soaps, including hand soap, dishwashing soap and laundry detergent, are petroleum based. They can also contain unhealthy chemicals.
• Think Before You Print – And if you insist on putting something to paper, then take a minute to set your printer to print double-sided, thereby reducing your paper usage by 50%.
• Slow Down & Drive Decently – By driving aggressively (speeding, rapid acceleration, frequent braking), you lower your gas mileage by up to 33%. Driving a hybrid aggressively can be even less efficient than a gas-powered car, as demonstrated on the Brit TV show “Top Gear”.
• Bank & Pay Bills Online – Do you really need a paper copy of every deposit slip, withdrawal slip, and statement? Virtually all banks are now offering paperless options and some are also offering debit cards made from recycled plastic..

Women are now officially the ‘swearier sex’. A new study finds that women – at least Brit women – are more likely to utter the F-bomb than men. Surprised? Researchers aren’t. As part of a larger study of the English language to be completed in 2018, they’ve found that women say ‘f—’ or some variation 546 times out of every million words, while men use it about 540 times per million words. The study suggests that female use of the word has jumped more than 300% in a decade. Women are also more likely to say ‘sh–’, in fact, 10 times as often as men. Part of the reason is thought to be advances in gender equality. (Is so-called ‘ladylike’ behavior becoming a thing of the past?)

• The more you lie, the more your brain becomes desensitized to lying.
– “New Scientist”
• Heading a soccer ball can reduce your memory for 24 hours.
– BBC News


1944 [72] (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 [53] Hugh Bonneville, London UK, TV actor (‘Robert Crawley’ on “Downton Abbey” 2010-15)/movie actor (“Paddington”, “The Monuments Men”)

1968 [48] Tracy Morgan, NYC, comedian/TV actor (“30 Rock” 2006-13, “Saturday Night Live” 1996-2006)

1968 [48] Chris Cagle, DeRidder LA, country singer (“What Kinda Gone”, “I Breathe In, I Breathe Out”)

1969 [47] Ellen Pompeo, Everett MA, TV actress (‘Dr Meredith Grey’ on “Grey’s Anatomy” since 2005)

1975 [41] Jim Adkins, Mesa AZ, rock singer-guitarist (Jimmy Eat World-“Pain”, “The Middle”)

1983 [33] Miranda Lambert, Lindale TX, country singer (“Vice”, “The House That Built Me”)/ex-Mrs Blake Shelton

1990 [26] Vinz (Vincent Dery), Oslo, Norway, pop singer (Nico & Vinz-“That’s How You Know”, “Am I Wrong”)

• “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.)

• “Sesame Street Day”, saluting the 1969 debut of the landmark children’s TV show on PBS-TV. Teaching kids while they play and have fun … what a concept!

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

• “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.

• “World Usability Day 2016”, encouraging the development of products and services that both improve user experience and exhibit environmentally-friendly behaviors.

2002 [14] Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Tom Petty, Elvis Costello, Lenny Kravitz, and Brian Setzer guest star on “The Simpsons” in an episode where they run a rock & roll fantasy camp

2009 [07] Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry confirms that Steven Tyler has quit the band to pursue a solo career and says he’s unsure whether the move is permanent

2012 [04] Justin Bieber & Selena Gomez announce their break-up after dating for about a year (Bieber plays an acoustic version of Justin Timberlake’s “Cry Me A River” at his show in Boston MA)

2013 [03] At the MTV Europe Awards, Miley Cyrus smokes a joint while accepting the ‘Best Video’ award for “Wrecking Ball” (the ceremony is held in Amsterdam, so pot is legal)

2007 [09] For the first time, country(ish) artists occupy the top 3 spots on the all-genre ‘Billboard 200’ albums chart (Carrie Underwood’s “Carnival Ride”; Alison Krauss & Robert Plant’s “Raising Sand”; Gary Allan’s “Living Hard”)

1996 [20] Miami Dolphins pivot Dan Marino becomes the first NFL quarterback to pass for 50,000 career yards and the 1st to reach 4,000 completions

[Fri] Remembrance Day (Canada)
[Fri] Veterans Day (USA)
[Fri] “Red Oaks” series debut (Amazon)
[Fri] “Almost Christmas”; “Arrival”; “Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk” open in movie theaters
[Sun] World Kindness Day
This Week Is … Geography Awareness Week
This Month Is … Alzheimer’s Disease Month


• Whyzit ‘closing up’ a shop and ‘closing down’ a shop mean the same thing?
• Whyzit the numbers on a phone go one way and the numbers on a calculator go the other?
• Whyzit you can walk down a road … even if it goes uphill?
• Whyzit we say ‘bye bye’ but not ‘hi hi’?
• Whyzit there aren’t ‘bulletproof pants’?
• Whyzit they call it an ‘escalator’ even when it takes you down?
• Whyzit called your ‘bottom’ when it’s really in the middle of your body?
• Whyzit things are typed ‘up’ but written ‘down’?
• Whyzit ‘semis’ are actually bigger than regular trucks?
• Whyzit we say an alarm clock goes ‘off’ when it actually turns ‘on’?

Friends are like hairs on your head. You might lose some but with enough money you can buy them back.

☎ What’s the funniest thing you did because of ‘pregnancy brain’?

Question: You’re 343 times more likely to convince someone to do something for you if you do THIS.
Answer: Talk to them face-to-face.

Nothing is as easy as it looks.

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