Friday, November 13, 2015        Edition: #5371

Thanks a Sheetload for Choosing “BS”!

★ 38-year-old singer Tamar Braxton has announced her departure from “Dancing With the Stars” due to ill health. The ABC-TV competition, in its 21st season, has already suffered the exit of “Real Housewives” star Kim Zolciak who had to undergo heart surgery. During the most recent show on Monday, Braxton returned to the dance floor after what had been reported as a bout of pneumonia, but the situation appears to be worse than that as a recent Instagram pic shows her dance partner Val Chmerkovskiy visiting her in hospital.
★ This week the cast of TV hit “Breaking Bad” reunited at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington DC. There they unveiled a new collection of the show’s memorabilia in the National Museum Of American History. The Emmy award-winning program’s stars Bryan Cranston, Aaron Paul, Dean Norris, Jonathan Banks and RJ Mitte oversaw the exhibition of props that include an ID card belonging to DEA officer ‘Hank’; several bags of the fake meth used on the show, and the iconic yellow suits & gasmasks worn during a ‘cook’. The new installation has been added to the museum in recognition of the show’s influence on pop culture.
★ Stephen Colbert and James Corden are getting the coveted post-Super Bowl time slots on February 7th. Late-night talk shows rarely receive the much-sought after scheduling but CBS-TV is entrusting the high-profile post-game period to its newest hosts. Colbert’s “The Late Show” gets a 1-hour live special immediately after Super Bowl 50, followed by a special game-night edition of Corden’s “Late Late Show” which will air after the local news in most time zones.
★ And Adele could be making her movie acting debut soon. We previously reported the possibility of her teaming up with her “Hello” video director Xavier Dolan in his debut English-language film. Now a new report indicates she’s in early talks to appear in his upcoming drama “The Death & Life of F Donovan”. The 27-year-old singer is said to be discussing with the 26-year-old French-Canadian director whether she could play a small, unspecified role. The impressive cast already includes Jessica Chastain, Susan Sarandon, and Kathy Bates.

• “Ellen DeGeneres Show” (syndicated/CTV2) – Today Justin Bieber (the 21-year-old’s 4th studio album “Purpose” is out today, the title of which he’s already had inked on his abs between the word ”Forgive” on one hip and a small bird on his other hip.)
• “Late Late Show With James Corden” (CBS/M3) – Tonight Grace (“Made For Change”). Rerun.
• “Late Night With Seth Meyers” (NBC/CTV) – Tonight Gary Clark Jr (“The Story of Sonny Boy Slim”). Rerun.
• “Live With Kelly & Michael” (syndicated/CTV) – This morning A Great Big World (“When the Morning Comes”, out today).
• “Meredith Vieira” (syndicated) – Today Bryan Adams (“Get Up”).
• “Saturday Night Live” (NBC/Global) – Host Elizabeth Banks (“Pitch Perfect 2”); musical guest Disclosure (plus famous friends Lorde on “Magnets” and Sam Smith on “Omen”).
• “Spotless” (Esquire Network) – Saturday “Downton Abbey” actor Brendan Coyle (‘Mr Bates’) stars in this new London-set drama, the fledgling network’s first scripted series. Coyle plays a menacing mob boss named ‘Nelson Clay’.
• “The Talk” (CBS) – Today Alanis Morissette (“Jagged Little Pill Collector’s Edition”).
• “Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” (NBC/CTV2) – Tonight A Tribe Called Quest (today they begin a reissue campaign with the re-release of their 1990 debut album, “Peoples’ Instinctive Travels & The Paths of Rhythm”, the first of numerous reissues in the works).
• “U2: Innocence + Experience Live in Paris” (HBO) – Saturday the debut of a same-day special showcasing their live show at Bercy Arena in Paris, France. Their current tour finishes at the end of November with 6 home shows in Ireland.
• “The View” (ABC/CTV) – Today 1970s disco singers Cheryl Lynn, Thelma Houston.

• Chris Young – His 5th studio album, “I’m Comin’ Over”, is out today. His “I’m Coming Over World Tour 2016” begins in January. The country star’s “Think of You” duet partner Cassadee Pope will join him as special guest.
• Ed Sheeran – This week he surprised students in Chapel Hill NC by turning up to party with his rumored girlfriend. He’s been linked to Duke University student Cherry Seaborn since the Summer. Video shows him learning how to play beer pong and attending a fraternity bash. Meantime, “x – Wembley Edition” arrives today, a deluxe 2-disc CD/DVD set of his hit album paired with a full-length concert feature.
• Gwen Stefani – Online reports suggest the reason for her divorce from Gavin Rossdale is his dalliances with their children’s Australian nanny. An unnamed source close to the couple tells “Us Weekly” Stefani’s discovery of the 3-year affair was the main reason behind the split.
• Janet Jackson – New Uber users across America will get their first ride free and a digital copy of her new album “Unbreakable” when they download the taxi company’s app and take their first journey. She’s also throwing in the chance for new Uber users to win concert tickets.
• Nirvana – Today “Montage of Heck: The Home Recordings”, soundtrack to the recent Kurt Cobain documentary, is out. The regular version features 13 tracks, while the deluxe edition has a whopping 31 tracks. They include solo demos, cassette recordings, and spoken word.
• One Direction – Their 5th album, “Made In the AM”, debuts today. It’s said to showcase a ‘more mature’ 1D sound. It includes the single “Drag Me Down”.
• Rihanna – She’s teamed with her managing partner Benoit Demouy to launch a beauty and styling agency in Los Angeles. Fr8me is a service aimed at helping makeup artists, hair and clothing stylists to book work in commercials, editorial shoots, and at red carpet events.
• Ty Dolla $ign – Today he releases his new album “Free TC”. It features collaborations with Babyface, Brandy, Fetty Wap, Future, Kanye West, Kendrick Lamar, Trey Songz, and Wiz Khalifa.

• “Love the Coopers” ( PG-13 Comedy ): With 6 weeks still to go before Christmas someone decided it might be a good idea to release a family holiday movie. When 4 generations of a clan come together for their annual Christmas Eve celebration, a series of unlikely events turns the night upside down. Stars Diane Keaton, John Goodman, Ed Helms, Alex Borstein.
• “My All American” ( PG Sports Biography ): College football player Freddie Joe Steinmark, an underdog on the gridiron, faces the toughest challenge of his life after leading his University of Texas team to a championship season. Stars Aaron Eckhart, Finn Wittrock, Robin Tunney, Sarah Bolger. From the writer of the sports movies “Rudy” and “Hoosiers”.
• “The 33” (  PG-13 Historical Drama ): Based on the real-life event, when a gold & copper mine collapses, it traps 33 Chilean miners. After 69 days deep underground, all are brought safely to the surface through a winching operation that lasted nearly 24 hours. Stars Antonio Banderas, Rodrigo Santoro, Juliette Binoche, James Brolin.
• Opening in limited release: “By the Sea” (Romantic Drama); “Entertainment” (Drama); “James White” (Drama); “Kilo Two Bravo” (War Drama); and “Ingrid Bergman in Her Own Words” (Documentary).

A new listing of Hollywood’s best eye-popping style moments from the past 12 months …
1. Taraji P Henson’s stylish fashion choices as diva ‘Cookie Lyon’ on FOX-TV’s “Empire”.
2. Actress Lupita Nyong’o’s ‘Fronut’ hairstyle at May’s Cannes Film Festival.
3. Reese Witherspoon’s timeless glam look at the 2015 Golden Globe Awards.
4. Model/actress Cara Delevingne’s bushy brows.
5. George Clooney’s lawyer-wife Amal Clooney’s Golden Globes debut in a classy black gown.
– “Hollywood Reporter”

The Lykoi cat is the newest breed of cats and walks a very fine line between house cat … and werewolf. The affectionate kitties are very scarce, with only an estimated 54 available. There is an extensive waiting list for the breed, each cat costing $1,500-to-$2,500. The trending hunter-minded house cats show numerous similarities to dogs, being able to wag their tails and play fetch. Before the Lykoi cat – whose name comes from the Greek word meaning ‘wolves’ – could be certified, DNA tests were performed to make sure it wasn’t a Sphynx mutation or a member of the Devon Rex cat family. Don’t care what you call them, they ain’t pretty …
– “NY Daily News”

• In 2007, Iran arrested 14 squirrels for spying.
• In 2009, Nigerian officials arrested a goat on suspicion of armed robbery.


1954 [61] Chris Noth, Madison WI, TV actor (‘Peter Florrick’ on “The Good Wife” since 2009, “Sex & The City” 1998-2004, “Law & Order” 1990-95)/movie actor (“Sex & The City” films)

1955 [60] Whoopi Goldberg (Caryn Johnson), NYC, TV personality (“The View” since 2007, “Hollywood Squares” 1998-2002)/movie actress (“Sister Act”, “Ghost”)

1967 [48] Jimmy Kimmel, Brooklyn NY, TV host (“Jimmy Kimmel Live” since 2003, “The Man Show” 1999-2003, “Win Ben Stein’s Money” 1997-2001)

1969 [46] Gerard Butler, Paisley, Scotland, movie actor (“How to Train Your Dragon 2”, “300”)

1978 [37] Nikolai Fraiture, NYC, rock bassist (The Strokes-“Juicebox”, “Hard to Explain”)

Britain’s Prince Charles is 67; Pop-rock bassist Brian Yale (Matchbox Twenty) is 47; Movie actor Josh Duhamel (“Transformers”) is 43; Punk rock bassist Joe Principe (Rise Against) is 41; Rock drummer Travis Barker (Blink-182) is 40; TV actor Brian Dietzen (“NCIS”) is 38; Rock bassist Tobin Esperance (Papa Roach) is 36; TV actor Cory Michael Smith (“Gotham”) is 29.

Country singer Jack Ingram (“Barefoot & Crazy”) is 45; Pop-rock singer Chad Kroeger (Nickelback) is 41; Rock drummer Jesse Sandoval (The Shins) is 41; TV actor Sean Murray (“NCIS”) is 38; Rapper-songwriter BoB (“Airplanes”) is 27; Movie actress Shailene Woodley (“The Fault in Our Stars”) is 24.

• “Friday The 13th”, considered by many to be a day of bad luck. There is always at least one per year, never more than 3. Fear of Friday the 13th is known as paraskavedekatriaphobia.
– Good luck: You keep a rabbit’s foot in your pocket. Bad luck: It’s chocolate.
– Good luck: Your wife meets you at the door naked. Bad luck: She’s coming home.
– Good luck: You’re hitchhiking and a biker pulls over. Bad luck: You were using the wrong finger.
– Good luck: Your neighbor exercises in the nude. Bad luck: He weighs 460 lbs.
– Good luck: You get a 3-day weekend! Bad luck: You get the flu on Friday.
• “World Kindness Day”. (Sponsored by the ‘Global Society of Eternally Hopeless Optimists’.)

• “International Girls Day”, instigated by Kappa Delta Sorority to celebrate all kinds of girls with all kinds of interests and abilities. It’s an opportunity to build confidence in girls and help them realize their potential.
• “International Selfie Day”, because we really need another reason to take 12,000 more pictures of our narcissistic selves. Here’s one cruelly taken in the delivery room …
• “Loosen Up, Lighten Up Day”, encouraging us to take things a little slower, take a mental step back and find some balance.
• “Operating Room Nurse Day”, initiated in 1989 to honor those who provide TLC in the OR.
• “Pickle Appreciation Day”, a day to gear up for some tangy, spicy and yummy fun.
• “Spicy Guacamole Day”, a day to show your true green colors by adding some jalapeño to your avocado dip.
• “World Diabetes Day”, recognizing what’s becoming an epidemic. Since 2000, the number of people worldwide with diabetes has more than doubled.

• “Clean Out Your Refrigerator Day”. At least once a year you should remove everything from your fridge, throw out all the expired products, and clean the shelves.
• “More Than One Role Day”, formerly known as ‘George Spelvin Day’ (female variation ‘Georgette’), commemorating the 1886 invention of the fictitious name used on Broadway for actors who have a 2nd role in a play. The name has appeared in over 10,000 Broadway programs. ‘Walter Plinge’ is similarly used in the UK..
• “Philanthropy Day”, begun in 1986 by the Association of Fundraising Professionals, it recognizes the contribution made by individuals and groups who support worthy causes.
• “Rock Your Mocs Day”, a day to kick back in your moccasins and reflect on just how soft and comfortable Bambi skin is.
• “World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims”, an annual international observance on the 3rd Sunday of November.

2005 [10] Astronauts aboard the International Space Station are awakened by Paul McCartney singing “Good Day Sunshine” live from his concert in Anaheim, California

2009 [06] NASA announces that water has been discovered on the Moon, thanks to data from the Lunar Crater Observation & Sensing Satellite

1995 [20] World’s only known ‘Green Cat’ is confirmed by a veterinary hospital in Copenhagen, Denmark, a condition vets say may be caused by a metabolism defect

[Mon] “The Latin Explosion: A New America” (HBO)
[Mon] International Day for Tolerance
[Tues] Homemade Bread Day
[Tues] Unfriend Day
[Tues] Petroleum Day
This Week Is … Dear Santa Letter Week
This Month Is … Impotency Month


• Whenever you play roulette, you not only lose, the wheel flies off and kills a bystander.
• Instead of ‘The Luck of the Irish’ you have ‘The Luck of the Kurdish’.
• You purchased some tainted pet food. Kitty’s fine, you … not so good.
• No matter how often you shower, you always smell like bacon.
• On your last airline flight, you were seated between Rosie O’Donnell and Donald Trump.
• You’re a member of the Philadelphia Sixers/Toronto Maple Leafs/Detroit Lions.
• As unlucky as you are, your wife is getting lucky every night.

Obama doing “Uptown Funk” …

I’m so lonely, my own tongue is starting to feel good in my mouth.

☎ Who is the most famous person from your hometown?

Question: There is no way for THIS to last longer than 7 minutes, 48 seconds.
Answer: A solar eclipse, due to the speed at which Earth moves around the Sun.

Some people will grow up and spread cheer, others just grow up and spread.

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