Wednesday, October 30, 2013        Edition: #5091

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★ Dax Shepard has revealed his wedding to Kristen Bell cost $142 … in total. The 38-year-old “Parenthood” actor tied the knot with the 33-year-old “Veronica Mars” actress on October 17th, but it wasn’t a typical Hollywood ceremony … it took place at the Beverly Hills County Clerk’s office. Shepard says the event was so low-key that friends brought them a cake afterward labeled … ‘World’s Worst Wedding’.
★ 33-year-old reality TV star Kim Kardashian is keen to bare all for “Playboy” again after becoming a mom to baby daughter North this Summer. She says she wants to do it so she can show those who poked fun at her pregnancy weight-gain, calling her ‘a whale, Shamu, a cow’, that she’s hot again. She last stripped for the mag in 2007. She also tells E! News that she will officially become Kim Kardashian West after she ties the knot with fiancé Kanye West.
★ “Playboy” founder Hugh Hefner is known for a lot of things, but up until this past weekend twerking wasn’t one of them. But the Hef, and wife Crystal, proved one thing at the annual Halloween party at the Playboy Mansion … you’re never too old to twerk. The 87-year-old and his (much) better half, dressed up as VMAs-style Robin Thicke & Miley Cyrus for their shindig. Mrs Hefner has since posted photos of the pair on her Instagram account with the word ‘Twerk’.
★ Production on the highly-anticipated “Fifty Shades of Grey” film adaptation has been pushed back until December. No official reason has been given for the change in start date, which had originally been scheduled for November, but news of the delay comes just days after Brit actor Jamie Dornan was confirmed as the new ‘Christian Grey’, stepping in to replace Charlie Hunnam, who abruptly quit. The film is still planned for release in August, 2014.

• “Arsenio Hall” (syndicated) – Raheem Devaughn (“A Place Called Love Land”).
• “Conan” (TBS/CTV) – Queens Of the Stone Age (“… Like Clockwork”).
• “Jimmy Kimmel Live” (ABC/CityTV) – NONONO (“Pumpin Blood”).
• “Last Call With Carson Daly” (NBC) – Purity Ring (“Shrines”).
• “Late Night With Jimmy Fallon” (NBC/CTV2) – The Weeknd (“Kiss Land”).
• “Late Show With David Letterman” (CBS/NTV/Omni1) – Avett Bros (“Magpie & The Dandelion”).
• “Mark Twain Prize for American Humor” (PBS) – A star-studded lineup of comedic entertainers salutes Carol Burnett at the 16th annual honors at Washington DC’s Kennedy Center. Recorded October 20.
• Mercury Prize (London UK) – Today the winner of the annual cash prize for British album of the year is announced. The shortlist includes Arctic Monkeys’ “AM”, David Bowie’s “The Next Day”, Foals’ “Holy Fire”, and James Blake’s “Overgrown”. But Laura Mvula’s “Sing To the Moon” is Brit bookies’ odds-on favorite.
• “Tonight Show With Jay Leno” (NBC/CTV2) – Two Door Cinema Club (“Beacon”).
• “The View” (ABC/CTV) – Celine Dion (“Loved Me Back to Life”).

• Chris Brown – He’s pleaded not guilty to misdemeanor assault over that Sunday fight in Washington DC that left a man with a broken a nose. He faces a maximum of 6 months in jail and a $1,000-fine if convicted.
• 50 Cent – He’s managed to avoid jail after pleading no contest to a single count of misdemeanor vandalism over that July incident when he allegedly kicked in the door of his ex-girlfriend’s house. He’s sentenced to 3 years probation and 30 days community service.
• Fleetwood Mac – They’ve canceled their upcoming tour of Australia and New Zealand in light of the news that bassist John McVie has been diagnosed with cancer. McVie is scheduled to be in treatment during the time the band would have been Down Under.
• Garth Brooks –He’s doing a live 2-hour concert special on CBS-TV November 29th that will apparently document the final performance of his residency at The Wynn Las Vegas.
• Jane’s Addiction – Today the alt-rockers get a star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame. John Densmore (The Doors) and Taylor Hawkins (Foo Fighters) offer tributes.
• Jason Aldean – A man was pronounced dead on the scene after stepping out in front of his tour bus on an Indiana highway. Aldean had already wrapped his tour and was traveling to Illinois for a brief vacation, so he was the only passenger on the bus at the time.
• Ke$ha – Her concert scheduled in Kuala Lumpur was canceled after Malaysian authorities determined it would ‘hurt cultural and religious sensitivities’. The decision came despite her agreement to alter her set list, song lyrics, and wardrobe.
• One Direction – They’ve just been booked to perform at Richard Branson’s New Year’s Eve party on his Necker Island retreat in the Caribbean.
• Rita Ora – Having secured modeling contracts for DKNY and Material Girl, the 22-year-old Brit singer-songwriter can now add a designing stint for Adidas to her résumé. The “Young, Single & Sexy” singer has just signed a lucrative £1.5-million ($2.4-million) deal with the firm.

A BS breakdown of who we are and what we do …
• 83% of people polled say choosing a Halloween costume is the ‘most stressful decision they make all year’.
• 61% of us ‘air out’ our bedrooms at least once a week.
• 58% of parents use electronic gadgets to babysit their kids.
• 40% of babies under 2 have used a smartphone or tablet.
• 33% of children surveyed pick mushrooms as their least favorite vegetable.
• 30% of us now use Facebook as a daily news source, clicking on news links after checking personal matters.

Parents should limit kids’ and teens’ screen time to 2 hours a day, according to a new advisory from the American Academy of Pediatrics. That includes the use of smartphones, computers, TV, videos, and movies … but not online homework. The researchers say many parents are clueless about detrimental effects of too much technology, even though heavy usage has been linked with sleep problems, bullying, obesity, and poor performance at school. The academy also urges parents to ban computers and TVs from kids’ bedrooms. (Put ‘em where you can monitor them.)

French has been voted the ‘Sexiest Language in the World’. In a new poll that surveyed 8,000 respondents around-the-world, the romanticism and elegance of French has won it top spot ahead of the spirited, rolling cadence of Italian and the prim gentility of British English. It’s perhaps due to the musicality and softness of the French language, or zee charming way zey can’t pronounce ‘th’. Whatever the reason, a French accent is perhaps the sexiest accessory one can have. (Well, other than a ‘tramp stamp’.)

According to a new ranking …
5. The Strokes – “Is This It”
4. Radiohead – “OK Computer”
3. Bob Dylan – “Time Out Of Mind”
2. Arcade Fire – “Funeral”
1. The White Stripes – “Elephant”
– “Mojo Magazine”

A new study from the Université du Québec in Montréal finds that sex is better than a walk, but not as good as a jog when it comes to exercise. Researchers had heterosexual couples aged 18-to-35 wear fitness trackers in the sack to calculate the physical impact of sex. The found a session of moderately vigorous lovemaking can burn 4.2 calories-a-minute for men and 3.1 calories-a-minute for women. Overall, men burned 101 calories on average, while women burned 69 calories. At least, that’s the story when young, healthy people do it. (After 40 it’s more like: “Oh sorry, did I wake you up?”)

New terms leaking into our lingo …
✓ ‘Endless Runner’ – An adjective used by gamers to describe a videogame in which a character keeps running, encountering a variety of obstacles. “Temple Run”, for instance.
✓ ‘Ghost Money’ – Funds transferred in secret by the government or by a government agency.
✓ ‘Vertical Sprawl’ – The unplanned addition of a large number of high-rise buildings in a relatively small area, leading to problems with traffic, parking, and infrastructure.

Hair extensions for men may become the next big thing. All it takes to have hair like ‘Thor’ is a handful of cash ($500-to-$4,000), an hour of your time, and a bit of hot glue. Men wanting to achieve the look of Brad Pitt when their hair is only halfway there can now get the other half instantly. NYC stylist Adel says many of his clients work in entertainment or fashion and are looking to stand out at auditions or have better presence on-camera. Before you get too excited … hair extensions are not a cure for male pattern baldness. You need at least 6 inches of hair for extensions to attach properly and look natural. (You can’t have an extension for a hair.)
– “New York Daily News”

A new study has found that 9-out-of-10 workers over age 50 are ‘very satisfied’ or ‘somewhat satisfied’ with their jobs. And the satisfaction applies regardless of gender, race, education level, political ideology, or income level. Researchers behind the General Social Survey point out that older workers generally have already climbed the career ladder, increased their salaries, and reached positions where they have greater security. The older you are, the more job-related benefits you’re likely to have, so more satisfaction makes sense. (If you’re 20-something, don’t worry. You might actually find a job by the time you’re 50.)
– AP

The working-class accent of New Orleans is affectionately known as ‘Yat’, from the local greeting “Where y’at?”, meaning “How are you?” (Oddly, the common response is: “What it is”.)
– “The Economist”


1965 [48] Gavin Rossdale, London UK, rock singer-guitarist (“End of Me”, Bush-“The Sound of Winter”)/Mr Gwen Stefani since 2002

1975 [38] Ian D’Sa, Ealing UK [raised Mississauga ON], rock guitarist-vocalist (Billy Talent-“Stand Up & Run”, “Rusted From the Rain”)

1978 [35] Matthew Morrison, Fort Ord CA, TV actor (‘Will Schuester’ on “Glee” since 2009)

• “Bodybuilders’ Day”, celebrating the 1893 birth of Charles Atlas (Angelo Siciliano) in Acri, Italy. Yes, a bully actually did kick sand in the former 97-lb weakling’s face and steal his girlfriend, leading him to develop a wildly popular mail-order body building course. Is bodybuilding still attractive? While naysayers write it off as a testosterone-fuelled subculture, Hollywood stars like Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson, Mark Wahlberg, and Hugh Jackman are at the top of their game, and shredded as ever.

• “Candy Corn Day”, celebrating the traditional Halloween candy that resembles corn kernels and can’t be resisted until you’ve finished off the entire 2-lb bag. About 9 billion pieces of Candy Corn will be manufactured this year.

• “Checklist Day”, an opportunity to appreciate the value of lists to aid organization so you’ll have peace of mind. Too lazy to make your own lists? Here’s an app that does it for you …

• “Create a Great Funeral Day”. Whether you are someone who likes to have things done your way or whether you don’t want to burden the loved ones you leave with the task, pre-planning your funeral is a good idea. Besides … it’s far more fun when you do it in advance.

• “Devil’s Night” or “Mischief Night,” traditionally a night of pranks before Halloween.

1938 [75] Orson Welles’s radio version of “War Of the Worlds”, performed by The Mercury Players, causes panic as millions of listeners become convinced that Martians have invaded Grovers Mill NJ

2003 [10] Paul McCartney becomes the proud parent of his 1st child with 2nd wife Heather Mills, a daughter named Beatrice Milly

1986 [27] The Beastie Boys release “License To Ill”, the 1st rap album to go to #1

1988 [25] Reverand Sun Myung Moon conducts a mass wedding ceremony for 6,516 of his followers in Seoul, South Korea

[Thurs] Halloween
[Thurs] Caramel Apple Day
[Thurs] Beggars Night
[Thurs] Magic Day
[Thurs] UNICEF Day
[Sun] Daylight Saving Time ends
This Week Is … International Magic Week
This Month Is … World Menopause Month


The most-played multi-format Halloween-themed hits October 25-31, 2012 …
10. “Dragula” – Rob Zombie
9. “A Nightmare On My Street” – DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince
8. “Somebody’s Watching Me” – Rockwell
7. “Runnin’ With the Devil” – Van Halen
6. “Don’t Fear the Reaper” – Blue Oyster Cult
5. “Highway to Hell” – AC/DC
4. “Werewolves of London” – Warren Zevon
3. “Ghostbusters” – Ray Parker Jr
2. “Monster Mash” – Bobby “Boris” Pickett & The Crypt-Kickers
1. “Thriller” – Michael Jackson

☎ Fashion designer Jean Paul Gaultier has just launched a couture clothing line … for children. The first release from the Junior Gaultier Couture Spring/Summer 2014 collection is a silk-and-tulle princess dress accented with Swarovski crystals, in sizes ranging from 4-to-4 years. It’s priced around $1,200. Is it cool for kids to be chic … or is this just total stupidity?

Instead of pumpkins, what did the Irish originally carve into faces for Halloween?
a. Carrots.
b. Turnips. [CORRECT. Also potatoes and beets.]
c. Pork.

My sister’s expecting a baby, and I don’t know if I’m going to be an uncle or an aunt.

Question: In a recent dating poll, women pick beards as the biggest turn-off, while men say tattoos. Both genders agree on THIS as the 2nd-biggest turn-off.
Answer: Bad breath.

You don’t stop laughing because you grow old; you grow old because you stop laughing.

Monthly Planning Calendar in Tomorrow’s Edition of BS!

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