Monday, November 7, 2016 – Edition: #5845

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SHOW BIZ BUZZ:
★ Movie star Jennifer Lawrence (26) has seemingly gone public with her new romance by openly kissing director Darren Aronofsky (47) during a date night in NYC. She’d previously been spotted on a number of casual outings with the “Black Swan” filmmaker. Reports suggest the couple grew close while filming Aronofsky’s new, as-yet-untitled movie over the Summer and things developed from there. The relationship is J-Law’s first since splitting from Coldplay frontman Chris Martin last Summer.
– DailyMail.co.uk
★ Animated comedy “The Simpsons” (FOX) has been renewed for Seasons 29 and 30, meaning it will break the record for the most episodes for a scripted TV series … ever. TV western “Gunsmoke” (1955-75) is the current record-holder, with 635 episodes. “The Simpsons” just passed the 600-episode mark, and as of Season 30 will hit a grand total of 669 episodes. The current overall record for any TV genre is held by “Meet The Press” (NBC), which has been running 69 seasons … over 17,590 episodes.
– TVGuide.com
★ 35-year-old Emmy-winner Rami Malek (“Mr Robot”) is set to play iconic rock singer Freddie Mercury in the movie “Bohemian Rhapsody” when the much-disrupted Queen biopic finally begins filming next year. It’s has been in the production pipeline for 8 years, with Sacha Baron Cohen thought to have nailed down the lead, but he walked away earlier this year citing disagreements with producers. The movie is being directed by Bryan Singer (“X-Men”).
– “Hollywood Reporter”
★ Beyoncé, Kevin Hart, and Serena Williams have all been included in the ’2016 Ebony Power 100′ list. “Ebony Magazine” has honored the heroes of the black community for over 70 years, and annually celebrates inspirational African-American celebrities, corporate heads, and civic leaders. Also on this year’s list: Chance the Rapper, NBA player Carmelo Anthony, gymnast Simone Biles, NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick, Nike president Trevor Edwards, musicians John Legend and Nas. The full list appears in the magazine’s upcoming December issue.
– WENN.com

TODAY’S SHOW BIZ SKED:
• “Conan” (TBS/CTV) – Blood Orange (“Freetown Sound”). Rerun.
• “Dancing With the Stars” (ABC) – The 6 remaining celebrities dance to Broadway musicals and perform in the ‘Team-Up Challenge’.
• “Harry” (syndicated) – Common (“Black America Again”).
• “Jimmy Kimmel Live” (ABC/CityTV) – Vic Mensa f/Travis Barker (“There’s A Lot Going On”).
• “Last Call With Carson Daly” (NBC) – Mac DeMarco (“Another One”).
• “Late Night With Seth Meyers” (NBC/CTV) – The 1975 (“I Like It When You Sleep, for You are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware of It”).
• “Late Show With Stephen Colbert” (CBS/Global) – Drive-By Truckers (“American Band”).
• “Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” (NBC/CTV2) – Muna (“Here to Stay”).
• “The Voice” (NBC/CTV2) – The top 20 compete for viewer votes and a chance for a spot among the 12 finalists.

BS MUSIC NOTES:
• Beyoncé – She stunned fans Friday night by making an unexpected appearance at her husband Jay Z’s gig in Cleveland OH. Jay headlined a free show supporting Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign with pals like Big Sean, Chance the Rapper, and J Cole.
• James Arthur – The former “X Factor UK” winner’s comeback album “Back From the Edge” has outsold the Elvis Presley compilation “The Wonder of You” and crooner Michael Bublé’s “Nobody But Me” over the past week to debut at #1 on the official British album chart.
• Rihanna – On top of her plethora of previous awards, she’s now picked up … ‘Shoe Of the Year’. “Footwear News”, which announces the annual ‘shoe Oscars’, has selected the ‘Fenty Pumas by Rihanna’ for the 2016 award. Past winners include Kanye West for his ‘Yeezy Boost 350′ sneaker from Adidas.

ABSTRACT COOKING:
Salvador Dalí, the famous Surrealist artist, was a serious foodie. He and his wife and muse, Gala, threw extravagant dinner parties, and in the 1970s he released a cookbook. “Les Diners de Gala” was first published in French in 1973 and has just been re-released, translated into English. The book contains not only Dalí’s Surrealist illustrations accompanying each recipe but some amazing photographs of the mustachioed artist himself seated at overflowing dining tables. It can function as a working cookbook (a portion of the 136 illustrated recipes have been submitted by famous Parisian restaurants) but it’s also a spellbinding art book. (But where can you find a melting spoon to stir the dragon saliva sauce?)
NET: http://tinyurl.com/joxos8k
– MentalFloss.com

INDICATIONS YOU WILL NEVER LOVE YOUR JOB:
Think it’s just a phase you’re going through at work? Maybe not. Experts say these signs show there’s a real problem …
• It embarrasses you to tell people what you do.
• You’ve been on the job more than a year and you still feel like a total fraud.
• You connect with no one in the workplace.
• You are overwhelmed with rage or anxiety on a daily basis.
• The pay is lousy but you really need the money.
– “Psychology Today”

BS AMAZING TECH FACTS:
• Internet fonts are getting thinner and harder to read.
– HuffingtonPost.com
• Half of American adults are now in a facial recognition database.
– “The Guardian”

BS CHRONOMETER 11.07.16

TODAY’S CELEBIRTHDAYS . . .
1967 [49] David Guetta, Paris, France, DJ (“Turn Me On”, “Without You”)/recording producer (Lady Gaga, Black Eyed Peas)

1983 [33] Zach Myers, Memphis TN, rock guitarist (Shinedown-”I’ll Follow You”, “Bully”)

1988 [28] Tinie Tempah (Patrick Okogwu Jr), London UK, rapper (w/2 Chainz-”Trampoline”, w/Eric Turner-”Written In the Stars”)

1996 [20] Lorde (Ella Yelich-O’Connor), Devonport, New Zealand, pop singer-songwriter (“Team”, “Royals”)

TODAY’S BS REASONS TO PARTY . . .
• “Bittersweet Chocolate With Almonds Day”. Hey, chocolate with whatever is a good excuse to celebrate, right?

• “Fill Our Staplers Day”, a twice-a-year reminder that coincides with the time change in Spring and Fall.

• “International Merlot Day”, saluting the wine made from the most widely-planted grape in France, which also grows well in Argentina, Australia, California, and Switzerland. Hmm, how should we celebrate?

• “Job Action Day”, the 9th annual focusing on how job-seekers worldwide can build and enhance their reputations, their careers, and their personal brands.
NET: http://www.jobactionday.com

• “Notary Public Day”, initiated in 1975 to honor the officers who ‘administer oaths and statutory declarations, witness and authenticate documents, and perform certain other acts varying from jurisdiction-to-jurisdiction’. (Almost as exciting as “Accountants Day”.)

THIS DAY IN SHOW BIZ . . .
2010 [06] Queen Elizabeth II launches a Facebook page (but no one is allowed to ‘poke’ or ‘befriend’ her)

2011 [05] Physician Conrad Murray is found guilty of manslaughter in the drug-fueled death of Michael Jackson

2014 [02] Director Christopher Nolan’s 2-hour, 49-minute sci-fi epic “Interstellar” opens in movie theaters, starring Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, and Jessica Chastain

TODAY’S MUSIC EVENTS . . .
2006 [10] John Hall, lead singer of 1970s band Orleans (“Dance With Me”, “Still the One”), is elected to the US House of Representatives from his home state of New York

2011 [05] 23-year-old Adele has laser surgery on her vocal chords at a Boston MA hospital after being forced to cancel tour dates due to throat problems

2014 [02] At the annual Stand Up For Heroes benefit event, 2 wealthy fans bid $300,000 to eat lasagne with Bruce Springsteen at his house

TODAY’S FIRSTS . . .
2000 [16] Hillary Rodham Clinton is elected to the US Senate, becoming the 1st former First Lady to win public office

2001 [15] Tim McGraw is 1st named ‘Entertainer Of the Year’ at the CMA Awards

2012 [04] US voters in the states of Colorado and Washington approve the legalization of recreational use of marijuana

COMING UP . . .
[Tues] US Election Day
[Tues] Parents as Teachers Day
[Wed] World Freedom Day
[Thurs] Sesame Street Day
[Thurs] World Science Day for Peace & Development

THIS WEEK IS . . .
Dear Santa Letter Week / Hunger & Homeless Awareness Week / International Dyslexia Reading Week / Young Readers Week

BULL’S BITS

BEST OF BS:
LITTLE KNOWN FACTS ABOUT THE PILLSBURY DOUGHBOY:
On the 51st anniversary of his 1965 ‘birth’ …
• His girlfriend says he’s an early riser.
• Once had an affair with Play-Doh.
• He sometimes feels un-kneaded.
• That giggling is canned. (SFX: http://www.soundboard.com/sb/pillsbury_doughboy_sound)
• Before rehab he was known as the ‘Doughbury Pillsboy’.
• Likes to bake-off when no one is around.
– First published in “BS” 2001.

ALTERNATIVE SEASONAL DRINKS:
Been enjoying a Pumpkin Spice Latte of late? A few other suggested libations for Fall/Winter …
• Mulled NyQuil
• Wet Leaves Tea
• Road-Salt Rimmed Margarita
• Baked Ham-o-nade
• Yam & Tonic
• Candy Cane Colonic
• Mashed Potato Vodka
• Turkey Gravy Spritz
• Fresh-Squeezed Egg Nog
• Yellow Snow Pomegranate Fizz
– First published in “BS” 2014.

BS PHONE STARTER:
☎ What’s the most creative way you’ve used to get your baby to sleep?

BS U-PICK TRIVIA:
Even if you really need it, only 1-in-5 strangers will do which for you?
a. Perform CPR. [CORRECT]
b. Give you a hug.
c. Lend you money.

BS RANDOM JOKE:
I used to be indecisive … but now I’m not so sure.

BS WATER COOLER QUESTION:
Question: The average person does THIS 13 times a day. What?
Answer: Laugh.

BS DEEP THOUGHT:
An expert is anyone from out of town.

NOW ON OUR SHEET LIST:
Kevin Page @ Sunny 107.7 [WMRS] Monticello IN; Jason Gunn @ More FM Christchurch NZ; Ryan Daly @ 82.1 Rock [CJQQ] Timmins ON; Ian Colebrook-Smith @ Rasen Radio, Market Rasen UK; and Q @ The Reel 95.5 [KQZR] Steamboat Springs CO.


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