Friday, November 20, 2015        Edition: #5376


Tomorrow’s Show Prep Today!

BS SHOW BIZ BUZZ:
★ Real-life couple Melissa Benoist & Blake Jenner are teaming up as lovers on the small-screen. Jenner, who met the actress on the set of “Glee” and married her earlier this year, will play her character’s boyfriend in upcoming episodes of her new CBS-TV show “Supergirl”. Benoist plays the titular character in the series and her love interest, known as ‘Adam Foster’, will appear in several episodes of the comic book superhero series early next year.
– ContactMusic.com
★ Porn star Danica Dillon is suing former “19 Kids and Counting” reality TV star Josh Duggar for allegedly assaulting her multiple times while they were together. Dillon claims she met with Duggar at a club where he paid her $1,500 for sex. According to court documents, Dillon claims she was “manhandled” during the session and physically assaulted. Duggar, the oldest sibling on the former TLC show, checked into rehab in August after admitting to molesting his sisters and cheating on his wife using infidelity website Ashley Madison.
– CelebTV Wire
★ And Jennifer Lawrence has revealed she got hammered before filming a sex scene with Chris Pratt. It’s part of the upcoming film “Passengers”, due in theaters in December 2016. She says the nude scene is the “most vulnerable” she’s ever felt on-camera but getting “really, really drunk” failed to solve the problem as 36-year-old Pratt is married to fellow actress Anna Faris. She says the tension between providing realism for the bigscreen and not violating the sanctity of a marriage made her feel enormous pressure.
– “Hollywood Reporter”

WEEKEND SHOW BIZ SKED:
• “American Music Awards” (ABC) – Sunday night Jennifer Lopez hosts the 2015 honors live from LA’s Microsoft Theater. Taylor Swift leads nominations with 6, followed by Ed Sheeran and The Weeknd with 5. Performers include Ariana Grande, Carrie Underwood, Coldplay, Demi Lovato, 5 Seconds of Summer, Gwen Stefani, Luke Bryan w/Karen Fairchild, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Nick Jonas, One Direction, Selena Gomez, and Walk the Moon.
• “Ellen DeGeneres Show” (syndicated/CTV2) – Today Gwen Stefani (“Misery”).
• “Jimmy Kimmel Live” (ABC/CityTV) – Tonight Future (“Honest”). Rerun.
• “Late Night With Seth Meyers” (NBC/CTV) – Tonight Adam Levine (“The Voice”). Rerun.
• “Late Show With Stephen Colbert” (CBS/Global) – Tonight Boots (“Aquaria”).
• “Live With Kelly & Michael” (syndicated/CTV) – Today Shawn Mendes (“Handwritten”).
•  Mercury Prize (London UK) – Today the winner of the annual cash award for best British album of the past year is announced. Notable nominees include Florence + The Machine for “How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful”, and Wolf Alice for “My Love Is Cool”.
• “Meredith Vieira” (syndicated) – Today CeeLo Green (“Heart Blanche”).
• Ozzfest Japan – Even though Black Sabbath’s performance was cancelled, the Saturday-Sunday event in Chiba features Ozzy Osbourne with ‘friends’; Evanescence; and Korn, who are celebrating their 20th anniversary.
NET: http://ozzfestjapan.com
• “Saturday Night Live” (NBC/Global) – Host Matthew McConaughey (“Interstellar”); musical guest Adele (“25″).
• “Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” (NBC/CTV2) – Tonight Erykah Badu (“But U Cain’t Use My Phone”).

BS MUSIC NOTES:
• Carly Simon – She’s revealed in “People” that the inspiration for her 1972 hit “You’re So Vain”, a caustic song about a self-absorbed lover, is actually based on a composite of 3 of the men in her life around that time. One of them is actor Warren Beatty but she won’t identify the others.
• Coldplay – Chris Martin’s ex, Gwyneth Paltrow, appears on the band’s new album “A Head Full of Dreams”. The actress is credited as a guest singer doing backing vocals on the track “Everglow”. The new album is due December 4th.
• Eagles Of Death Metal – The rockers who survived the Paris terrorist attack at the Bataclan are back home in the US and have announced all upcoming shows “are on hold until further notice”. Among the gigs postponed this week: Zurich, Switzerland and Munich, Germany.
• Enya – A police investigation has been launched after the Irish singer received a disturbing letter from an obsessed fan. The “Orinoco Flow” songwriter lives alone in a castle in Dublin, which she bought in 1997. She’s installed a ‘panic room’ and reinforced the surrounding walls and gates after a number of trespassers managed to breach the grounds.
• Prince – The “Purple Rain” icon is set to perform in European countries including the UK, Austria, and Belgium with his “Prince Spotlight: Piano & A Microphone Tour”, during which he will perform solo at a piano. The tour begins Saturday in Vienna, Austria.
• Radiohead – Jonny Greenwood has a new solo release today. He collaborated with Israeli composer Shye Ben Tzur, producer Nigel Godrich, and Indian qawwali group the Rajasthan Express on a new album titled “Junun”.
• Randy Houser – Tonight in Corbin KY he launches his “We Went Tour”. The opening acts are Frankie Ballard and special guest Craig Campbell.
• Rihanna – She’s reportedly the latest celeb to front a line of marijuana products. It features different strains of the plant as well as edibles and concentrates. “MaRihanna by Rihanna” launches early next year in Alaska, Colorado, Oregon, and Washington.

TODAY’S MOVIE OPENINGS:
• “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2″ ( PG-13 Sci-Fi Adventure ): Part 1 generated $755 million so expectations for the finalé are huge. ‘Katniss Everdeen’ (Jennifer Lawrence), reluctant leader of the rebellion, must bring together an army against ‘President Snow’ while all she holds dear hangs in the balance. Co-stars Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson.
NET: http://www.thehungergames.movie
• “The Night Before” ( R-Rated Seasonal Comedy ): A Christmas comedy with a red-band label? You know this will be one for the books! On Christmas Eve, 3 lifelong friends, two of whom are Jewish, spend the night in NYC looking for the ‘Holy Grail’ of Christmas parties. Stars Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Seth Rogen, Jillian Bell, Lizzy Caplan.
NET: http://www.sonypictures.com/movies/thenightbefore
• “Secret in Their Eyes” ( PG-13 Mystery Thriller ): A tight-knit team of rising investigators, along with their supervisor, is suddenly torn apart when they discover that one of their own teenage daughters has been brutally murdered. Stars Chiwetel Ejiofor, Nicole Kidman, Julia Roberts, Dean Norris. An adaptation of the Oscar-winning Argentine film “El Secreto de Sus Ojos”.
NET: http://secretintheireyes.movie
• Opening in limited release: “Carol” (Romantic Drama); “#Horror” (Horror Thriller); “Legend” (Biographical Crime Thriller); and “Mediterranea” (Drama).

WEEKLY RATION:
Married couples who have sex once a week are the happiest, according to a new study of 25,000 men and women. Sure, more often may even be better but it doesn’t seem to up the happiness quotient. And the once-a-week stat is true for couples at any point in their relationship, whether the wedding thank-yous have yet to be written or they are looking at retirement properties. Interestingly, this debunks the myth that men need sex more often, since the responses were the virtually the same for women. In a happy coincidence, the new survey finds that most couples tend to have sex weekly, many of them scheduling it. (“Mom, what’s this Saturday night thingy on the kitchen calendar?”)
– Forbes.com

HOW TO TELL IF IT’S A COLD, FLU, OR ALLERGIES:
A few tips from health experts ….
✓ Colds and the flu are viral infections that usually bring fever, aches, and fatigue.
✓ Allergies do not come with a fever.
✓ If you’re sneezing and blowing your nose endlessly, it could be a cold or allergies, but a cold will leave after a week-to-10 days. Allergies linger.
✓ Allergies are not accompanied by pains, upset stomach, or exhaustion like the flu.
✓ Symptoms for allergies include ‘allergy shiners’, where blood vessels under eyes dilate, creating dark circles; and the ‘allergy salute’, whereby people constantly rub their nose.
✓ Unless it is the flu, antibiotics do not work very well on viruses.
✓ For colds, well, grandma was right. Chicken soup really is a good remedy, though doctors are not sure why. (It’s the ‘extra love’ she puts in it.)
– Sourced from @NYDailyNews.com

BS AMAZING FACT:
Undulating through water like an eel is a much more efficient method of swimming than splashing and kicking.
– “The Guardian”

BS CHRONOMETER 11.20.15


TODAY’S CELEBIRTHDAYS . . .
1942 [73] Joe Biden, Scranton PA, US Vice President since 2009/US Senator (Delaware) 1973-2009

1947 [68] Joe Walsh, Wichita KS, classic rock guitarist (“Life’s Been Good”, Eagles-”Hotel California”)/Rock & Roll Hall of Fame (1998)

1975 [40] Dierks Bentley, Phoenix AZ, country singer (“Say You Do”, “Drunk On a Plane”)

1975 [40] Davey Havok (Passaro), Rochester NY, indie rock singer (AFI-”Medicate”, “Miss Murder”)

1977 [38] Josh Turner, Hannah SC, country singer (“All Over Me”, “Why Don’t We Just Dance”)

1986 [29] Jared Followill, Mt Juliet TN, rock bassist-pianist (Kings of Leon–”Use Somebody”, “Sex on Fire”)

1995 [20] Michael Clifford, Sydney, Australia, boy-band singer (5 Seconds of Summer-”Good Girls”, “She Looks So Perfect”)

SATURDAY –
NFL analyst Troy Aikman (FOX-TV) is 49; Rock bassist Alex James (Blur) is 47; TV host Michael Strahan (“Live With Kelly & Michael”) is 44; Pop singer Carly Rae Jepsen (“Call Me Maybe”) is 30; TV actor Sam Palladio (“Nashville”) is 28.

SUNDAY –
Rock guitarist/TV actor Little Steven (E Street Band) is 65; Movie actor Mark Ruffalo (“Avengers: Age of Ultron”) is 48; Country drummer Chris Fryar (Zac Brown Band) is 45; Indie rock singer Karen O (Yeah Yeah Yeahs) is 37; Movie star Scarlett Johannson (“Captain America: The Winter Soldier”) is 31.

TODAY’S BS REASONS TO PARTY . . .
• “Absurdity Day”, a chance to put your hair in pigtails or wear that shirt you like but haven’t because it is too ‘loud’. Today you don’t have to explain anything … just do it.
• “African Industrialization Day”, an annual UN initiative to encourage deployment of new technologies in order to raise living standards on the continent and build industries of the future.
• “Globally Organized Hug a Runner Day” (GOHARD), the 5th annual day of support for those who challenge themselves through long-distance running. The day’s motto: ‘Hug a Runner and Share the Sweat!’.
• “Mexican Revolution Day”, celebrating the anniversary of the date in 1910 when the uprising to overthrow dictator Porfirio Díaz began.
NET: http://www.inside-mexico.com/revolucion.htm
• “Name Your PC Day”, a good day to ask listeners what pet names they’ve bestowed on theirs.
• “Peanut Butter Fudge Day”. Who cares why? Bring it!
• “Transgender Day of Remembrance”, the 17th annual commemorating those who have lost their lives due to anti-transgender bias, prejudice, or hatred.
• “Universal Children’s Day”, 1st proclaimed by the UN in 1954 to initiate action to benefit and promote the welfare of the world’s children.

SATURDAY –
• “Adoption Day”, an annual event in which courts and communities across America come together to finalize thousands of adoptions of children from foster care.
NET: http://www.nationaladoptionday.org
• “Elephant Round-Up” in Surin, the ‘Elephant Capital’ of Thailand, through Sunday. Events include a mock battle with over 100 elephants & costumed warlords; and special elephant competitions in strength, skill, and obedience. There’s also a 60-ton buffet … for the elephants.
NET: http://tinyurl.com/pqgudlm
• “Family Volunteer Day”, the 24th annual celebrating the power of families who volunteer together, an activity that helps communities, strengthens family communication, and provides opportunities for family members to be role models.
• “World Fisheries Day”, designed to draw attention to overfishing, habitat destruction, and other serious threats to the sustainability of our marine and freshwater resources.
NET: http://r4r.ca/en/theme/fisheries-day
• “World Hello Day”, the 43rd annual celebration of the simplest salutation that now takes place in some 180 countries. Participants are asked to spread goodwill by saying ‘hello’ to 10 people.
NET: http://www.worldhelloday.org/
Here’s how to say ‘hello’ in over 3,000 languages …
NET: http://www.elite.net/~runner/jennifers/hello.htm
• “World Television Day”, established in 1996 by the UN to encourage nations to exchange cultural programming focusing on peace, security, and economic & social development.

SUNDAY –
• “Go For a Ride on Something Day”, a day to take a breather and go for a relaxing ride on a bus, horse, motorcycle, boat … whatever!
• “Start Your Own Country Day”, a good excuse to ask listeners what 3 things would be different if they ran their own nation.

THIS DAY IN SHOW BIZ . . .
2009 [06] Holding back tears, Oprah Winfrey announces she’ll end her highly successful Chicago-based daytime talk show at the end of its 25th season on September 9, 2011

TODAY’S MUSIC EVENT . . .
2003 [12] Famed “Wall of Sound” producer Phil Spector is formally charged with 1st-degree murder in the shooting death of actress Lana Clarkson at his LA home (now doing life)

TODAY’S FIRST . . .
1982 [33] Actress Drew Barrymore 1st hosts NBC-TV’s “Saturday Night Live” … at age 7

TODAY’S RECORD . . .
2008 [07] The Dow Jones Industrial Average reaches its lowest level since 1997

AND REMEMBER . . .
[Mon] “Mark Twain Prize For American Humor” (PBS)
[Mon] British Fashion Awards 2015 (London UK)
[Mon] Espresso Day
[Tues] Strange Names Day
[Tues] Celebrate Your Unique Talent Day
This Week Is … Better Conversation Week
This Month Is … Pet Cancer Awareness Month

BULL’S BITS


BEST-EVER SENIORS PICK-UP LINES:
✓ “What’s a nice girl like you doing in … wait, where am I?”
✓ “Forget the spit, wanna swap teeth?”
✓ “Much like high-sodium foods, you send my blood pressure skyrocketing!”
✓ “Excuse me while I slip into something orthopedic.”
✓ “How’d you like to be in my will?”
✓ “Wanna see my cane?”
✓ “Ever done it in a Craftmatic adjustable bed?”
✓ “My arteries aren’t the only things that have hardened”

BS PHONE STARTER:
☎ How much do you normally leave as a tip? (A researcher says the standard tip is now 20%.)

BS RANDOM JOKE:
If you want to say it with flowers, a single rose says … “I’m cheap!”

BS U-PICK TRIVIA:
Which lake contains the world’s only ‘freshwater sharks’?
a. Lake Nicaragua in Central America. [CORRECT]
b. Lake Worth in Florida.
c. Lake Erie in Ontario/Ohio/Pennsylvania.

BS WATER COOLER QUESTION:
Question: Teenagers 16-to-19 have almost a quarter of THESE.
Answer: Traffic accidents.

BS DEEP THOUGHT:
Man does not live by words alone, despite the fact that sometimes he has to eat them.


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