Friday, November 22, 2019 – Edition: #6579
Can You Believe This Sheet?
BS SHOW BIZ BUZZ:
★ Fans hoping to see more of Joaquin Phoenix as the Joker might be in luck. Director Todd Phillips is said to be in talks with Warner Bros. for a sequel now that the movie has crossed the $1 billion mark at the box office. Phoenix would be expected to return to the role, as his contract has sequel options in place.
★ Jussie Smollett has filed a counterclaim against the city of Chicago for a malicious prosecution that caused “humiliation, mental anguish and extreme emotional distress”. His legal team claim that the police department “obtained false, self-serving and unreliable statements” from the Osundairo brothers, who were also implicated in the incident. It goes on to say that investigators ignored “evidence that contradicted those statements…in the…proceedings”. Smollett told police he was beaten in January by two men who looped a noose around his neck. Chicago police said it was staged, and Smollett was charged with making a false report.
★ Prince Andrew is stepping back from royal duties for the ”foreseeable future” following a firestorm of criticism over an interview about his association with convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein. The Duke of York has confirmed he will stop his royal duties, as he feels it has caused ”major disruption to his family’s work” as well as ”the valuable work going on in the many organizations and charities that he is proud to support’.
★ The late Paul Walker’s character ‘Brian O’Connor’ is reportedly returning to “The Fast And The Furious” franchise. He’s set to return to screens in 2020’s “Fast & Furious 9” — although it remains unclear whether a new actor will portray the role or whether archive footage will be used. Walker was killed at the age of 40 in 2013, when the Porsche Carrera GT he was a passenger in spun out of control, crashing into two trees and exploding in a fireball.
★ Wilmer Valderrama says the “That ’70s Show” cast have discussed a movie reunion. He played ‘Fez’ on the hit sitcom alongside Mila Kunis, Ashton Kutcher, Laura Prepon, Danny Masterson and Topher Grace, and has confirmed he and his former cast mates are ”up for it” when it comes to bringing the show to the big screen. Quote: ”There is nothing in the works right now, and I believe all of us are a little too busy right now to make it happen.”
TODAY’S SHOW BIZ SKED:
• “The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon” (NBC/CTV): John Legend, M. Night Shyamalan
• “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” (CBS/Global): Daniel Craig, Lena Waithe
• “Late Night with Seth Meyers” (NBC/CTV): John Cena, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Brendan Buckley (R)
• “The Late Late Show with James Corden” (CBS/CTV): Allison Janney, Jonathan Van Ness, Tom Walker (R)
• “The View” (ABC/CTV): Dolly Parton
• “The Talk” (CBS): Julie Andrews
• “Live with Kelly and Ryan” (ABC/CTV): Howie Mandel, a performance from Cirque du Soleil’s “The Beatles LOVE”
• “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” (NBC/CTV): Guest host Josh Gad
• “The Kelly Clarkson Show” (CHECK LOCAL LISTINGS): Whitney Cummings, Lil Rel Howery
• “Dolly Parton’s Heartstrings” (NETFLIX): Each episode in this eight-part series takes its story from a Dolly Parton song, and features a different cast and setting.
• “The Magical Christmas Shoes” (LIFETIME): A pair of magical shoes steps into Kayla Hummel’s holiday season, allowing her to rediscover her Christmas spirit and find love.
• “Christmas at Graceland: Home for the Holiday” (HALLMARK): A former tour guide meets a busy single father on a Graceland tour and agrees to be his temporary nanny for the holidays.
• “Saturday Night Live” (NBC): Host Will Ferrell with musical guest King Princess
• “2019 American Music Awards” (ABC): From the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles; Taylor Swift receives the Artist of the Decade award; singer-songwriter Ciara hosts.
• “Christmas 9 to 5” (LIFETIME): Jennifer is a tough crime beat reporter who gets the assignment of her life: to find the true meaning of Christmas.
BS MUSIC NOTES:
• Grammys – One nominee’s name might jump out at you: Michelle Obama. The former first lady is nominated in the ‘Best Spoken Word Album’ category. Her “Becoming” memoir is up against the Beastie Boys, among others. Her husband, former President, Barack, is a two-time Grammy winner in the same category.
• Fyre Festival — Ja Rule has been officially cleared of wrongdoing in a US$100-million class action lawsuit over the disastrous 2017 festival. He signed up as a “co-founder” of the event, which collapsed in chaos and left some festival-goers stranded on an island in the Bahamas.
• Jonas Brothers – Their faces adorn a new Coors Light label, with the ice blue mountains pictured behind them. The six-packs are only available for a limited time, and at certain locations.
• Ariana Grande — picked up the lunch bill for a group of fans to apologize for having to cancel her concert in Lexington, Kentucky. A number of devotees decided to show their support for Grande by heading to Rupp Arena anyway, and when Grande heard about their plans, she reached out to see if there was anything she could do to help.
• Aerosmith – Have teased an extra something for next year during their ‘Deuces Are Wild’ residency at Sin City’s Park Theatre. In a cryptic Twitter post, they wrote: ”You know we only do ‘Amazing’ things. Which is why we’ve teamed up with #Vegas to create the next big thing for the city… Find out more January 26th 2020!”
• Mötley Crüe — A newly unearthed 2014 video clip of Mick Mars’s appearance on “That Metal Show” shows him discussing the possibility of band reuniting for more tours after the completion of its 2015 “final” trek. Quote: “Let me put it this way: If that happens, I will invite the world to come for free.” On Monday — three years and 11 months after the band played its “last” show, they posted a video apparently showing them “blowing up” their previous “cessation of touring” contract.
• Drive-By Truckers — have released a new song in advance of their next studio album. Their first album in more than three years, “The Unraveling”, is due on Jan. 31. Co-founding band leaders Mike Cooley and Patterson Hood attribute the delay to writer’s block.
• Kacey Musgraves — is planning to take a break from music. She says she plans to ”live life” for a while and go travelling ”for fun” so she can find some inspiration for her next album. Quote: ”I need to fill up the song bank again.”
TODAY’S MOVIE OPENINGS:
• “Frozen II” (PG, Animation/Family): Anna, Elsa, Kristoff, Olaf and Sven leave Arendelle to travel on a dangerous journey to an enchanted land. Why? They must find the origin of Elsa’s powers in order to save their kingdom. (Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel)
• “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood” (PG, Drama): Based on the true story of a real-life friendship between Fred Rogers and journalist Tom Junod. After a jaded magazine writer is assigned a profile of Fred Rogers, he overcomes his skepticism, learning about empathy, kindness, and decency from America’s most beloved neighbor. (Tom Hanks, Matthew Rhys)
• “21 Bridges” (R-Rated, Action/Adventure): An embattled NYPD detective is thrust into a citywide manhunt for a pair of cop killers after uncovering a massive and unexpected conspiracy. (Chadwick Boseman, Sienna Miller, J.K. Simmons)
• “Dark Waters” (PG-13, Drama, Limited): A corporate defense attorney takes on an environmental lawsuit against a chemical company that exposes a lengthy history of pollution. (Anne Hathaway, Mark Ruffalo, Tim Robbins)
LISTEN AND WIN:
There have been plenty of studies that prove the mental health benefits of music, but just how much of a daily intake do you need to start reaping the benefits? 78 minutes, it seems. A new study commissioned by Deezer found that listening to at least that much music per day is good for maintaining a healthy lifestyle. And just like we’re told to eat at least five portions of fruit and vegetables per day, the Deezer research concludes that we need to listen to at least 78 minutes of music across five different moods – uplifting, relaxing, sad, motivating and ‘anger management.’ The study indicates it takes on average 11 minutes to feel the benefits of music, and just five minutes for it to make you feel happier. Here is what they suggest on a daily basis in order to trigger different emotions to have a beneficial impact on your well-being:
• 14 minutes of uplifting music to feel happy
• 16 minutes of calming music to feel relaxed
• 16 minutes of music of your choice to overcome sadness
• 15 minutes of motivating music to aid concentration
• 17 minutes of music of your choice to help manage anger
(And conversely, when I hear SOME music, it takes less than five minutes for me to feel angrier!)
(So there you go…one of your daily requirements is officially 78 minutes of (***Insert station slogan here***)!!
NEWS OF THE WEIRD:
➢ A Japanese hotel is offering a room that costs only $1 per night, but there’s a catch — the guest’s entire stay is livestreamed on YouTube. Tetsuya Inoue, who took over the Asahi Ryokan hotel in Fukuoka last year, says he was looking for ways to boost business and was inspired by a British YouTuber who livestreamed his time at the hotel. Room #8 is now equipped with cameras that are always livestreaming on his YouTube channel, “One Dollar Hotel”. The feed is video-only and the cameras are pointed away from the bathroom area to give guests some privacy. Inoue says that the hotel loses money with the $1 stays, but once his YouTube channel reaches 4,000 view hours, he will be able to monetize the scheme with ads.
➢ Former McDonald’s employee Cody Bondarchuk is being hailed a “hero” after he revealed in a now-viral tweet that he secretly gave out extra chicken McNuggets for two years — unbeknownst to his employer. The 26-year-old from Edmonton, Canada says he put an extra nugget in every 10-piece box when he was employed at the fast-food chain from 2007 to 2009. Of course, Twitter went wild with comments calling Bondarchuk a “hero,” “St. Nuggets” and a would-be Nobel Peace Prize award-winner. After someone referred to him as “the Robin hood of nugz,” Bondarchuk even added the nickname to his profile bio. (Not all heroes wear capes. Some wear name tags.)
DID YOU KNOW?
Through research conducted by Ancestry, a genealogy service that charts users’ lineage via its database of more than 20 billion public records, Tom Hanks was shocked to learn that he is, in fact, sixth cousins with the late Fred Rogers. Hanks was made aware of the finding at a New York City screening of his film “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood”, in which Hanks steps into Rogers’ iconic sweater to embody the gentle children’s TV host.
BS CHRONOMETER 11.22.19
TODAY’S CELEBIRTHDAYS . . .
1943  Billie Jean King, Long Beach CA, tennis player (winner of 12 women’s singles Grand Slam titles and defeated former men’s champ Bobby Riggs)
1950  (‘Little’) Steven Van Zandt, Winthrop MA, rock guitarist (Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band)/TV actor (“Lilyhammer” 2012-15, “The Sopranos” 1999-2007)
1958  Jamie Lee Curtis, LA CA, movie actress (“Halloween”, “True Lies”)/daughter of actors Janet Leigh & Tony Curtis/wife of Christopher Guest. COMING UP…”Halloween Kills”, 2020
1967  Mark Ruffalo, Kenosha WI, movie actor (‘Hulk’ in “Avengers” films, “Thor: Ragnarok”, Iron-Man III”) COMING UP…”Dark Waters”, 2019
1984  Scarlett Johannson, NYC, movie star (“Avengers” films, “Her”) COMING UP…”Black Widow”, 2020
1986  Oscar Pistorius “Blade Runner”, Sandton South Africa, competitive runner (double amputee who competed in the Olympics)/Convicted of negligent killing in the death of his girlfriend in 2014, in 2016, the conviction was changed to murder.
1996  Hailey Baldwin, Tucson AZ, model (daughter of actor Stephen Baldwin, wife of Justin Bieber
SATURDAY- Robin Roberts (“Good Morning America”) is 59; Chris Hardwick (“Talking Dead”) is 48; Snooki (Nicole Polizzi) (“Jersey Shore”) is 32; Miley Cyrus (‘Wrecking Ball’) is 27
BS REASONS TO PARTY . . .
• “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! (Or go to a used car dealer and get taken for a ride…)
• “Start Your Own Country Day”, What 3 things would be different if you ran your own nation. (How about no taxes, no taxes, and no taxes?)
• “Stop The Violence Day”, observed annually on the anniversary of the assassination of US President John F Kennedy (1963).
• “Humane Society Anniversary Day”, celebrating their mandate of protecting animals of all shapes and sizes from abuse. They are dedicated to advocating a public policy that will prevent cruelty to animals, as well as upholding existing laws for their protection, and educating the public on the issue.
• “Cashew Day”, celebrating the yummy nut that sounds like a sneeze. (ca-SHEEEWW!)
• “Espresso Day”, a good excuse to have a wake-me-up shot this morning. Luigi Bezzera invented the espresso coffee machine in Italy in 1901 to decrease his employees’ coffee break time and increase their productivity. The small cup in which an espresso is served is called a demitasse.
• “Dr. Who Day”, marks the 56th anniversary of “An Unearthly Child,” the debut episode of Doctor Who and the origin point of an ever-expanding universe. Originally airing on the BBC, William Hartnell’s Doctor Who hopped in his big blue police box and embarked on an adventure that has enamored millions of fans for more than a half-century. Happy birthday, Doctor.
• “Eat a Cranberry Day”, native to North America, cranberries are grown in bogs, primarily in New England. When the pilgrims landed, they found Native Americans harvesting them, and eating them. Native Americans also used them as dyes for clothing, and for medicinal purposes.
• “Celebrate Your Unique Talent Day”, saluting the individual abilities each of us has. Okay, so what is it that you can do that no one else can? Whistle through your nose? Play both armpits simultaneously? Recite the alphabet backwards? (***See today’s Phone Starter***)
• “National Sardines Day”, Here are five things to know about sardines:
– Sardines live short lives, and grow quite quickly. They can reach a length of about 23cm in two years.
– Sardines are the most plentiful edible fish in the world.
– The main ingredient in Worcestershire sauce is fermented sardines.
– The term sardine was first used in English during the early 15th century and may come from the Mediterranean island of Sardinia, around which sardines were once abundant.
– The original ‘secret’ ingredient in Caesar Salad is crushed sardines.
THIS DAY IN HISTORY . . .
1963  US President John F. Kennedy is assassinated by Lee Harvey Oswald in Dallas, Texas, Lyndon B. Johnson is sworn in as the 36th President
THIS DAY IN SHOW BIZ . . .
2005  XBox 360 videogame platform is released by Microsoft
2016  Florence Henderson, who played Mom ‘Carol’ in “The Brady Bunch”, dies at 82
TODAY’S MUSIC EVENTS . . .
1997  INXS singer Michael Hutchence commits suicide at 37
2003  ZZ Top plays the final show at the Compaq Center (formerly The Summit) in Houston TX before it is closed down (and renovated into TV evangelist Joel Osteen’s mega-church)
TODAY’S FIRSTS . . .
1995  Disney’s “Toy Story” opens in movie theaters, the 1st computer-animated movie
2005  Angela Merkel becomes the 1st female Chancellor of Germany (she remains one of the world’s most powerful women)
TODAY’S RECORDS . . .
1986  At age 20, Mike Tyson becomes ‘Youngest World Heavyweight Boxing Champion’, after a 2nd-round knockout of Trevor Berbick in Las Vegas
2010  After just 1 week of availability at the iTunes store, Beatles music sells more than 450,000 albums and 2 million individual songs
BS WHACK FACTS:
✓ The movie pig “Babe” was played by over 50 different porkers.
✓ ‘Woody’ from “Toy Story” was originally written as a ventriloquist dummy.
✓ Jon Heder was originally only paid $1,000 to be in “Napoleon Dynamite”.
✓ Michael Jackson tried to buy Marvel so he could star in ‘Spider-Man’ movies.
✓ The communicator (walkie-talkie) in “Star Wars: The Phantom Menace” is actually a Gillette women’s razor.
✓ All of the clocks in the movie “Pulp Fiction” are fixed to 4:20.
-DidYouKnows, Buzzfeed, ReadersDigest
BS SEXY SIDES:
• French kiss fries
• 50 shades of gravy
• Sinner rolls
• Cranberry saucy
• Smashed potatoes
• Eggs with benefits
• Wham, bam, thank you yams
• Hot buns
• Casserole in the hay
• My love handles, I hope…
Best of BS . . .
BS SIGNS YOU NEED ANGER-MANAGEMENT COUNSELING:
• You’ve broken 7 nails trying to get the lid off the stupid Valium bottle.
• Every time a waiter puts your glass down from the wrong side you fire a warning shot … into his groin.
• The vein in your forehead throbs so violently, it knocks out the lady ahead of you in the supermarket line-up.
• You’ve been kicked off the debating team after one too many rebuttals containing the ‘F’ word.
• You were shocked to learn that the folks on DIY shows use ‘tools’ to make holes in walls.
• You once cold-cocked Grandma when she burned your French toast.
• I’ll TELL you who needs anger management counseling!!!!!!!!!
BS PHONE STARTER:
What is your “unique” talent?
BS RANDOM JOKE:
“Sorry we’re clothed” would make a pretty good ‘closed’ sign at a strip club.
BS WATER COOLER QUESTIONS:
Question: 5% of people say they have caught a man doing THIS while driving. What is it?
Answer: Trimming his beard
BS DEEP THOUGHT:
All pets are therapy pets. Some are just working undercover.