Thursday, November 25, 2010         Edition: #4394
Our Sheet Don’t Stink!

BS SHOW BIZ BUZZ:
NYC jeweler Jacob & Co is suing Courtney Love, claiming it loaned her $114,000-worth of borrowed bling on September 21st, of which she’s only returned 1 bracelet (would you lend Courtney Love – anything?) . . . Meantime, Love has reportedly contacted Rolling Stone Keith Richards’ son Marlon to ask him for help with her ‘addictions’ (ok, so much for those missing gems) . . . 28-year-old commoner Kate Middleton is going through ‘princess counseling’ to prepare her for marriage to Prince William (it’s easy, girl – just watch “The Princess Diaries 1 & 2” and do everything Julie Andrews says) . . . Philanthropic actor Leonardo DiCaprio has just donated $1 million for tiger conservation in Russia (they’re even more threatened than the Tigers in Detroit) . . . According to RadarOnline, Charlie Sheen’s ex, Denise Richards, was very interested in the escort he was with the night of his NYC meltdown and she asked her lots of questions about the profession (well the acting roles are drying up) . . . Singer Ricky Martin’s ex-girlfriend Rebecca de Alba is the host of “Project Runway” in Latin America, which is now shooting in Argentina (Ricky Martin has an ex-girlfriend?) . . . “Star” magazine is reporting that 46-year-old actress Sandra Bullock has already filed paperwork to adopt a sibling for her 11-month-old son Louis, said to be a baby girl (she wanted a complete set) . . . And it seems the romance between actress Cameron Diaz & NY Yankee Alex Rodriguez is back on, the twosome spotted sunbathing beside each during a yacht cruise in Miami FL (apparently after a fling with “Glee’s” prancy Matthew Morrison, she was looking for the ‘A-Rod’ again).

TODAY’S SHOW BIZ SKED:
• “Beyoncé’s I Am … World Tour” (ABC) – For the 2nd year-in-a-row she has a prime-time TV special on Thanksgiving night. This one features performances of her biggest hits during her recent 32-country tour, with appearances by Jay-Z and Kanye West. A DVD of the special comes out tomorrow exclusively via Walmart, then releases everywhere November 30th.
• “Jimmy Kimmel Live” (ABC/CityTV) – Nelly (“5.0”).
• “Last Call With Carson Daly” (NBC) – Lissie (“Catching a Tiger”).
• “Late Night With Jimmy Fallon” (NBC/A Channel) – James Otto (“Shake What God Gave Ya”) w/Ronnie Milsap.
• “Late Show With David Letterman” (CBS/Omni) – Taylor Swift (rerun).
• “Live With Regis & Kelly” (syndicated/CTV) – Dolly Parton (“Letter to Heaven”).
• “Taylor Swift: Speak Now” (NBC) – A 1-hour musical special that takes fans on a whirlwind trip from NYC to LA, with concerts in Central Park, on top of a tour bus, and aboard a cross-country flight, plus footage from the recording studio.

BS MUSIC NOTES:
• Avril Lavigne – Her first album in 4 years is coming out in March. The first single, “What The Hell”, will be released in January.
• The Beatles – They’ve sold over 2 million individual songs and more than 450,000 albums worldwide in their first week of release on Apple’s iTunes store. “Abbey Road” is their best-selling digital album; “Here Comes the Sun” the best-selling digital single.
• Black Eyed Peas – will I am says they’re planning their largest tour ever for 2011, in support of their upcoming album “The Beginning” (out November 30th).
• Counting Crows – 46-year-old frontman Adam Duritz & 24-year-old actress Emmy Rossum (“Phantom Of the Opera”) have ended their 1-year relationship, but she insists they’re still ‘very close friends’. (It’s just that she woke up one day and found herself next to … a guy 22 years older!)
• Guns N’ Roses– Axl Rose has just filed a $20-million lawsuit against “Guitar Hero 3” maker Activision, claiming it violated a deal not to include any imagery or mention of ex-guitarist Slash in the popular game. (Whoa, he must really hate him!)
• Keith Urban – His Thanksgiving Day halftime performance at the New Orleans Saints-Dallas Cowboys NFL game will last roughly 7 minutes and will serve as the kick-off for this year’s Salvation Army ‘Red Kettle Campaign’.
• Ke$ha – She tells “Complex” magazine she’s split from her drummer-boyfriend Alex Carapetis, who has previously toured with Nine Inch Nails. Quote: “He had a Keith Richards vibe to him, but then he started acting like a woman … and I just can’t handle that.”
• Kid Rock – He performs “Born Free” during today’s halftime show at the traditional NFL Thanksgiving Day game in Detroit MI, where the Lions take on the New England Patriots.
• Lady Gaga – Anderson Cooper is scheduled to do a “60 Minutes” interview with her, to air in February around the time of the “Grammy Awards”.
• Paul Simon – He’ll release his first album in 5 years in the Spring, according to “Paste” magazine. The Phil Ramone-produced album will be called “So Beautiful or So What”.
• Sheryl Crow – Her 154-acre ‘solar farm’ south of Nashville TN has failed to sell at auction, as it didn’t make the reserve bid. The initial asking price when it was listed for sale … $7.5 million.

COMING ATTRACTIONS:
A BS selection of movies in the making …
• “Buffy The Vampire Slayer” – A bigscreen reboot of the movie-turned-TV series (1997-2003) is in the works for 2012 but it will not include the mastermind behind the character, writer-producer-director Joss Whedon. He’s unhappy about that, as are some of the TV cast who’ve been tweeting displeasure. The show’s star, Sarah Michelle Gellar, has been strangely silent.
• “The Dark Knight Rises” – Actor Christian Bale says the upcoming sequel, opening next July, will be the last time he plays ‘Batman … unless that is, director Christopher Nolan has other plans. Bale previously portrayed the ‘Caped Crusader’ in “Batman Begins” (2005) and “The Dark Knight” (2008). What do you think? Hoping for a “Batman 4”?
• “Ghostbusters 3” – Director Ivan Reitman is set to begin shooting a sequel to the 1980s film comedies next May. Anna Faris (“The House Bunny”) is set to star as one of the new recruits who takes over the spirit-catching business. “Saturday Night Live” comedians Will Forte and Bill Hader are also being considered as part of the new squad.
• “Inferno: A Linda Lovelace Story” – Rehab resident Lindsay Lohan has lost the lead role in this upcoming biopic to actress Malin Akerman (“The Watchmen”) . The producers say they dropped her due to insurance problems; she says she quit. So who to believe? The story profiles 1970s adult movie star Linda Lovelace (“Deep Throat”).
• “Lincoln” – Daniel Day-Lewis has signed on to take the lead in director Steven Spielberg’s historical bio-pic about president Abraham Lincoln, replacing Liam Neeson who was originally cast when the movie was first envisioned 9 years ago. The film will be based on historian Doris Kearns Goodwin’s 2005 book “Team of Rivals”. It’s expected to hit screens in 2013.

DECEMBER’S HORRIBLESCOPE:
Astrologers say that, for the first time in years, the tumultuous astrological cycle known as ‘Mercury Retrograde’ falls during this holiday season. This period of supposed upset and confusion starts this (Black) Friday and Saturday, which they say will be doomed by bad deals and under-stocked merchandise. By mid-December, holiday travelers will be hit with bad weather, mechanical errors, and possible terrorist threats. But that’s not the worst of it. The darkest day comes on the Winter Solstice (December 21st), when a Full Moon eclipse will wreak its own special havoc. (So … happy holidays!)
– TheDailyBeast.com

THINGS DOCTORS SECRETLY WISH THEY COULD TELL YOU:
A nationwide survey asks Canadian doctors to vent their feelings and reveal what they’d really like to say to patients. Among the replies …
• If you’re going to be late or miss an appointment, let my office staff know.
• Please wash before you come to see me.
• Tell me what you’re worried about right away, not as you’re about to leave.
• Don’t expect me to read dozens of articles you’ve downloaded from the Internet.
• If you’re taking herbal supplements or over-the-counter drugs, or using alternative therapies, let me know.
• Be honest. If you’re not taking your medication as prescribed, tell me.
• You don’t always need a prescription as part of the treatment for a malady.
• You need to lose weight.
– Adapted from “Reader’s Digest”

RETRO FASHION:
The ‘70s look is back as slaves to style worldwide are now attempting to embrace their inner ‘hippie chick’. This season’s catwalks in New York and Paris were dominated by the decade’s iconic styles and trends, including maxi dresses, mini-skirts and hot pants, with designers Marc Jacobs and Rebecca Taylor basing entire collections on the stylish ‘70s. One fashion watcher suggests the ‘70s look is one of ‘freedom and expression’, allowing the wearer to feel comfortable and stylish at the same time. (Still got that ‘leisure suit’ in the closet?)
– ContactMusic.com

HOW TO WASH YOUR HAIR:
When it comes to shampooing most of us don’t do it correctly, according to hairstylist Frederic Fekkai. His expert tips include …
• Saturate your hair with water before putting in any shampoo. If hair isn’t completely wet to the roots, the shampoo won’t flow through, and hair might look dull or even flaky because of residues.
• Don’t apply all the shampoo to the top of your head. Apply a small amount at the forehead, crown, temples and the nape of the neck.
• When rinsing, begin with warm water and then switch to the coldest water you can bear. The colder the water, the shinier the hair.
• Most people look best if they wash their hair every day.
– “The Experts’ Guide to 100 Things Everyone Should Know How to Do”

RECOVERING FROM JET LAG:
The sleepless nights and sleepy afternoons that follow long-haul flights take longer to get over than you might think. Sleep expert Dr Naomi Rogers of Australia’s Woolcock Institute of Medical Research says jet lag can have a big impact on reaction time and alertness, so it may be better to take a cab at the airport and pick up your rental car the following day. She also recommends you allow a full day to recover from jet lag for each time zone crossed; that you begin your daily routine in the new time zone as quickly as possible; and that you avoid alcohol and caffeine during the flight. (If anyone knows anything about jet lag, it would be an Aussie. They’re about 12 hours from … everywhere.)
– AAP

FOR THE RECORD:
Haidar Taleb, a disabled 47-year-old man from the United Arab Emirates, plans to travel 200 miles (320 km) across all 7 emirates in a solar-powered wheelchair that he designed and built himself. By the time his ambitious trek is completed December 2nd, he will have broken the record for distance traveled in a solar-powered wheelchair, a record he set himself just 2 weeks ago when he cruised over 80 miles (130 km) from Abu Dhabi to Sharjah.
– “Gulf News”

BS AMAZING FACT:
Nearly 1.6 million Americans are flying this week for the Thanksgiving holiday. (That’s a whole lot of pat-downs!)
– TTP

BS CHRONOMETER 11.25.10

TODAY’S CELEBIRTHDAYS . . .
1960 [50] Amy Grant, Augusta GA, country/pop/gospel singer with 6 Grammy Awards (“Simple Things”, “Baby Baby”) who’s sold over 22 million albums/Mrs Vince Gill since 2000

1963 [47] Holly Cole, Halifax NS, jazz/pop singer (“I Can See Clearly Now”, “I’ve Just Seen A Face”)

1968 [42] Jill Hennessy, Edmonton AB, TV actress (“Crossing Jordan” 2001-07, “Law & Order” 1993-96)/movie actress (“Wild Hogs”)/Canada’s Walk of Fame (2007)

1971 [39] Christina Applegate, Hollywood CA, movie actress ( “Alvin & The Chipmunks: The Squeakquel”, “Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy”)/TV actress (“Samantha Who?” 2007-09, “Married With Children” 1987-97)/breast cancer survivor

1976 [34] Donovan McNabb, Chicago IL, NFL quarterback (Washington Redskins 2010, Philadelphia Eagles 1999-2010)

1981 [29] Mauricio Rua, Curitiba, Brazil, mixed martial artist (current UFC Light Heavyweight Champion)

1983 [27] Joey ‘Jaws’ Chestnut, Vallejo CA, competitive eater (currently ranked #1 in the world by the International Federation of Competitive Eating)/record 68 hot dogs & buns at 2009 Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest (Coney Island NY)
NET: http://www.ifoce.com/rankings.php

TODAY’S BS REASONS TO PARTY . . .
• “International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women”, initiated by women’s activists in 1981 and adopted by the UN in 1999 to help raise public awareness of this worldwide problem.
NET: http://www.un.org/depts/dhl/violence/

• “Shopping Reminder Day”, marking exactly 1 month until Christmas Day. Just what you wanted to hear, huh?

• “Thanksgiving Day” in America, a yearly tradition on the 4th Thursday of November since 1879. A few facts …
– Canadian Thanksgiving was originally celebrated at the same time as in the US, but was eventually moved to the 2nd Monday of October to reflect the earlier harvest season.
– Today’s 84th annual “Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade” in NYC will feature a diverse lineup of performers including Gladys Knight, India.Arie, Jessica Simpson, Juanes, Kanye West, Keri Hilson, and the casts of Broadway shows “American Idiot”, “Elf”, “Memphis” and “Million Dollar Quartet”.
– The original Thanksgiving festivities date back 2,000 years to Celtic priests, the Druids, who celebrated a harvest festival.
– “Thanksgiving” was declared a US national holiday in 1863, following an intense campaign by Sarah Josepha Hale, editor of a women’s magazine.
– The term ‘turkey’ was used by New England pilgrims to mean any sort of wild fowl. It could actually have been seagull. (Yum!)

THIS DAY IN SHOW BIZ . . .
1992 [08] Disney’s animated blockbuster “Aladdin” opens in movie theaters

TODAY’S MUSIC EVENT . . .
1949 [61] “Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer” 1st appears on music charts (while Gene Autry’s rendition is most popular, 80 different versions of the song have been recorded and over 20 million copies sold)

TODAY’S FIRST . . .
1972 [38] 1st commercial ‘Coin-Operated Videogame’ (“Pong”)

TODAY’S RECORD . . .
1977 [33] David Steed balances on a stationary bicycle for a record 9 hours, 15 minutes

AND REMEMBER . . .
[Fri] Black Friday
[Fri] Buy Nothing Day
[Fri] Flossing Day
[Fri] Shopping Reminder Day
[Fri] Sinkie Day
[Sat] National Day of Listening
[Sun] 2010 Soul Train Awards (BET)
[Sun] 2010 Grey Cup (Edmonton)
This Week Is … Better Conversation Week
This Month Is … Vegan Month

BULL’S BITS

BS TURKEY TALK:
Poultry provider Butterball has fielded some pretty bizarre questions on its ‘Turkey Hotline’ over the past 25 years. Here are a few favorites …
• Do turkeys have belly buttons?
• Should I remove the plastic wrap before I cook my turkey?
• Can you thaw a frozen turkey in the tub while the kids are having their bath?
• How long does it take to thaw a fresh turkey?
• Does the turkey go in the oven feet first or head first?
• Can I baste my turkey with suntan lotion?
• Can I cook the turkey on the engine block of my semi while I’m driving?
• I cut my turkey in half with a chainsaw. How do I get the chainsaw oil out of the turkey?
• The turkey in my freezer is 23-years-old. Is it safe to eat?
• Our Chihuahua is stuck inside the turkey … how do we get him out?
– “The Best of the Best of Uncle John’s Bathroom Reader”

BS RANDOM JOKE:
Even if you win the rat race, you’re still a rat.

BS WATER COOLER QUESTION:
Today’s Question: Over half of men believe THIS about their relationship with their partner.
Answer to Give Out Next Show: That they are the smarter one.

BS DEEP THOUGHT:
Everything put together, sooner or later, falls apart.


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