Thursday, October 31, 2013        Edition: #5092

BS Monthly Planning Calendar in Today’s Issue!

★An “Avatar”-themed attraction at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Park is expected to open in 2017. The new ‘land’ based on James Cameron’s blockbuster movie will transport visitors to the mythical world of ‘Pandora’ via floating mountains and bioluminescent rainforests. Visitors will be able to ‘fly’ across the planet on the wings of giant creatures. Even though the opening is 8 years after the release of “Avatar”, interest in the ‘blue people’ is expected to spike again with “Avatar 2” in 2016, “Avatar 3” in 2017, and “Avatar 4” in 2018. The expansion will be the largest in Animal Kingdom history.
★ 33-year-old “Magic Mike” actor Channing Tatum is producing a new TV show focusing on the entertainers who work at his New Orleans burlesque club. A&E has picked up a pilot episode for the potential 1-hour series, which will focus on the entertainers who perform at the Saints & Sinners club, which he opened with a business partner in 2012. Earlier this year, the actor made his first move into TV production by backing a new sitcom starring his close friend Nick Zano, who’s previously had roles on “90210” and “2 Broke Girls”.
★ Actresses Alyssa Milano & Rose McGowan have spoken out against plans to reboot their former TV series “Charmed”. The cult program about 3 sibling witches, which also starred Holly Marie Combs and Shannen Doherty, ran for 8 seasons on the CW network, finishing up in 2006. But now CBS-TV has announced plans to bring the show back to life. Seems like further proof they really are running out of ideas in Hollywood.
★ And former “Teen Mom” star Farrah Abraham continues to prove what a dimwit she truly is. On Bethenny Frankel’s TV talk show this week she claimed the reason she recently starred in an adult film was to ‘celebrate her awesome body’ (in other words, she did it for the money). Then she got the studio audience in an uproar by revealing that she waxes her 4-year-old daughter’s eyebrows … while she’s asleep. Her excuse? She’s received a lot of fan mail from girls with ‘uni-brows’ who wish their moms would help them.

• “Jimmy Kimmel Live” (ABC/CityTV) – Rob Zombie (“Venomous Rat Regeneration Vendor”).
• “Last Call With Carson Daly” (NBC) – Pierce the Veil (“Collide With the Sky”).
• “Late Show With David Letterman” (CBS/NTV/Omni1) – Holy Ghost! (“Dynamics”).
• “Saturday Night Live” (NBC/Global) – A Halloween Thursday special airs.
• “Tonight Show With Jay Leno” (NBC/CTV2) – The Fray (“Scars & Stories”).

• Arcade Fire – Tonight they’re performing under their not-so-secret moniker, The Reflektors, at a Halloween party at LA’s Palladium. This will be followed by November shows in London and Blackpool, England; Glasgow, Scotland, and in Paris.
• Beck – He’ll release a new album in February titled “Morning Phase”, which is billed as a spiritual successor to 2002’s “Sea Change”. He hasn’t released a new full-length studio album since 2008’s “Modern Guilt”.
• Chris Brown – He’s voluntarily checked into a rehab facility after appearing in court on assault charges following his weekend fight in Washington DC. His rep claims Brown wants to tackle his ‘anger management issues’. A diversionary tactic to impress the court later?
• Drake – He’s expanded his “Would You Like a Tour?” with a leg of UK dates featuring The Weeknd as supporting act. The tour goes across the pond in March, after wrapping the North American leg December 16th in Detroit.
• Jonas Bros – After canceling their most recent tour, they’ve now decided to be a band no more. The breakup was reportedly unanimous and came after Nick Jonas told his sibs he felt ‘trapped’.
• Kanye West – He tells Power 106 Los Angeles it took him so long to propose to Kim Kardashian because he ‘had to get the ring right’. He also said they will likely get married next Summer. When asked about his ideas for the wedding, he responded … ‘fighter jets’.
• Pharrell Williams – He and noted movie composer Hans Zimmer are teaming up to score the upcoming film “The Amazing Spider-Man 2”. The superhero sequel is due in theaters next May.
• Rihanna – Seems she’s set to spend $750,000 to go into space after reportedly planning to buy 3 seats on Richard Branson’s upcoming Virgin Galactic flights. Word has it she intends to take her younger brother Rorrey … and a bodyguard.

A BS selection of movies in the making …
• “Belushi” – 28-year-old “Into the Wild” actor Emile Hirsch is set to play late comedian John Belushi in this biopic that follows Belushi’s life both prior to and after finding fame on “Saturday Night Live” in the 1970s. He died from a drug overdose in 1982 at age 33. The screenplay is based on a biography by his widow, Judy Belushi Pisano. No release date has yet been set.
• “Devil May Care” – That’s the rumored (unconfirmed) title of the 24th ‘James Bond’ film, scheduled to being shooting in 2015. It will be Daniel Craig’s 4th outing as agent ‘007′. The role as the next ‘Bond girl’ is shaping up to be a battle between 23-year-old Brit actress Helen Flanagan (“Coronation Street”) and 21-year-old “Sports Illustrated” swimsuit model Kate Upton.
• “Entourage: The Movie” – Despite reports of unrealistic salary demands, ‘Vinnie Chase’, ‘Eric’, ‘Ari’ and ‘Johnny Drama’ are getting back together for a bigscreen version of the 2004-11 TV series. Series creator Doug Ellin has confirmed the project is now a go. It’s hoped that production can get underway as soon as January.

A new ranking of the worst vehicles for reliability in 2013 …
10. Ram
9. Volkswagen
8. Hyundai
7. Nissan
6. Jeep
5. Dodge
4. Cadillac
3. Ford
2. Lincoln
1. Mini
– “Consumer Reports”

Flu shots can lower your risk for other health problems, says new University of Toronto research. In the study, people with a history of ticker troubles who received a flu shot had a 36% reduced risk of heart attack, stroke, and other heart-related issues. What’s more, those who’d recently suffered a heart attack proved 55% less likely to have another cardiac-caused complication if they got the vaccination. Why? It’s thought that flu contributes to blocked arteries and flu side effects, such as coughing and low blood pressure, can strain your heart. (The flu shot … one little prick that seems worthwhile.)

• Almost all children and half of adults eat candy on Halloween.
• About 4% of all candy consumption occurs on Halloween.
• Adults prefer chocolate, while kids eat 4 hard or chewy candies for every 1 eaten by adults.
– NPD Group


1961 [52] Larry Mullen Jr, Dublin, Ireland, rock drummer (U2-“Vertigo”, “Beautiful Day”)

1961 [52] Peter Jackson, Pukerua Bay NZ, filmmaker (“The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey”, “Lord Of the Rings”)  UP NEXT: “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug”, opening December 13th.

1963 [50] Johnny Marr, Manchester UK, rock singer-songwriter-guitarist (Modest Mouse-“Float On”, The Smiths-“Sheila Take a Bow”)

1964 [49] Darryl Worley, Pyburn TN, country singer (“Awful Beautiful Life”, “Have You Forgotten?”)

1965 [48] Mike O’Malley, Boston MA, TV actor (‘Burt Hummel’ on “Glee” since 2009)

1966 [47] Ad-Rock (Adam Horovitz), South Orange NJ, rapper-rock musician (Beastie Boys-“Ch-Check It Out”, “Intergalactic”)

1981 [32] Frank Iero, Belleville NJ, rock guitarist-vocalist (ex-My Chemical Romance-“Sing”, “Welcome To the Black Parade”)

2000 [13] Willow Smith, LA CA, celebrity spawn of Will Smith & Jada Pinkett-Smith/aspiring singer-actress (“Whip My Hair”)

• “Halloween”, a long tradition in Canada, Ireland, the UK, and the USA. In recent years, the celebration has spread to other countries around-the-world.
– The observance originated with 5th-century-BC Celts who believed that on October 31st, all persons who died in the previous year assembled to choose the body of a person or animal to inhabit for the next 12 months.
– After the 9th century AD, the day became known as “All Hallows’ Eve” or “Hallowe’en”, as it was the night before “All Saints’ Day”.
– The Irish brought the Halloween custom to North America in the 1840s. Of the countries that celebrate Halloween, only in Ireland is it considered a national holiday.

• “Increase Your Psychic Powers Day”. Did you sense we were going to say that?

• “International Magic Day,” traditionally a day for magicians to meet, celebrated on the anniversary of Harry Houdini’s death on October 31st, 1926. Every year, spiritualists hold a seance on Halloween to try and contact the late magician. So far, no answer!

• “International UNICEF Day”, observed on October 31st since 1967, the reason many trick-or-treaters collect donations in UNICEF coin boxes.

• “Knock-Knock Jokes Day”, celebrating their momentous contribution to the comedy world.

1993 [20] 23-year-old promising actor River Phoenix (“Stand by Me”, “My Own Private Idaho”) dies of a drug overdose outside a Hollywood nightclub (older brother of actor Joaquin Phoenix)

2005 [08] The white suit John Lennon wore on the cover of The Beatles’ “Abbey Road” album sells at an Amnesty International charity auction in Las Vegas for $118,000

2011 [02] “Day of Seven Billion”, the day officially designated by the UN Population Fund as the approximate date on which the world’s population reached 7 billion (coincidentally all of them are your Facebook friends)

1992 [21] ‘Largest Jack-o-Lantern’ is displayed in Nut Tree, California, carved the day before from an 827-lb (375-kg) pumpkin

[Nov 1] “Ender’s Game”; “Free Birds”; “Last Vegas” open in movie theaters / Movember begins / All Saints Day / Voodoo Music Experience begins (New Orleans) / Authors Day / Family Literacy Day / Cook For Your Pets Day / World Vegan Day
[Nov 2] All Souls Day / Cookie Monster Day / International Games Day / Plan Your Epitaph Day
[Nov 3] 1st YouTube Awards / Miles & Music for Kids (Nashville) / Cliché Day / Diwali begins (Hindu) / Daylight Saving Time ends / Jellyfish Day / Sandwich Day / Zero Tasking Day
[Nov 4] Fill Our Staplers Day / Al-Hijra begins (Islamic New Year) / Job Action Day / Traffic Directors Day / Use Your Common Sense Day
[Nov 5] Muse’s “Live at Rome Olympic Stadium” debuts in movie theaters
[Nov 6] CMA Awards (Nashville) / International Day for Preventing the Exploitation Of the Environment in War & Armed Conflict / Saxophone Day
[Nov 7] Gin Day / Men Make Dinner Day / Bittersweet Chocolate with Almonds Day
[Nov 8] “Thor: The Dark World” opens in movie theaters / “Fun Fun Fun Fest” begins (Austin TX) / Abet & Aid Punsters Day / Cook Something Bold & Pungent Day / Domino Day / Parents as Teachers Day / Walk to Work Day
[Nov 9]  BAFTA LA Britannia Awards (Los Angeles)
[Nov 10] MTV Europe Music Awards (Amsterdam) / Billboard Women In Music Event (NYC) / International Tongue Twister Day / Sesame Street Day
[Nov 11] Singles Day (China) / Origami Day / Remembrance Day (Canada) / Veterans Day (USA) / World Orphans Day
[Nov 12] Young Readers Day
[Nov 13] Ashura begins (Shi’a Islam) / World Kindness Day
[Nov 14] 10th Billboard Touring Awards (NYC) / International Girls Day / Loosen Up, Lighten Up Day / Pickle Day / World Diabetes Day
[Nov 15] “The Best Man Holiday” opens in movie theaters / Sony PlayStation 4 release / Recycling Day / I Love to Write Day / Philanthropy Day
[Nov 16] Fast-Food Day / Guinness World Record Day / International Day for Tolerance / Day of Play
[Nov 17] Full ‘Beaver’ Moon / Homemade Bread Day / Unfriend Day / World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims / World Prematurity Awareness Day
[Nov 18] Married To a Scorpio Support Day / Mickey Mouse Day
[Nov 19] Equal Opportunity Day / Have a Bad Day Day / International Men’s Day / Rocky & Bullwinkle Day / World Toilet Day
[Nov 20] African Industrialization Day / Geographic Information Systems Day / Globally Organized Hug a Runner Day (GOHARD) / Name Your PC Day / Educational Support Professionals Day / Peanut Butter Fudge Day / Transgender Day of Remembrance / Universal Children’s Day
[Nov 21] Beaujolais Nouveau Day / Great American Smokeout / Use Less Stuff Day / World Hello Day / World Television Day
[Nov 22] “Delivery Man”; “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” open in movie theaters / Go For a Ride On Something Day / Microsoft Xbox One release / Humane Society Day
[Nov 23] Dr Who Day / Family Volunteer Day / International Aura Awareness Day / Adoption Day / Survivors of Suicide Day
[Nov 24] “American Music Awards” (ABC) / Celebrate Your Unique Talent Day / Mother Goose Day
[Nov 25] International Day For the Elimination of Violence Against Women Day / Blasé Day / Shopping Reminder Day
[Nov 27] “Black Nativity”; “Homefront”; “Journey To the South Pacific”; “Oldboy” open in movie theaters
[Nov 28] Thanksgiving Day (USA) / Chanukah (Judaism) / Day of Mourning / “Lady Gaga & The Muppets Holiday Spectacular” (ABC)
[Nov 29] Black Friday / Record Store Day’s Back to Black Friday / Buy Nothing Day / Electronic Greetings Day / Flossing Day / International Day of Solidarity With the Palestinian People / Maize Day / Day of Listening / Native American Heritage Day / Sinkie Day
[Nov 30] Computer Security Day / Meth Awareness Day / Small Business Saturday
[Dec 1] “2013 Soul Train Awards” (BET)


• 72 people sharing 1 Twix bar.
• Scariest thing at the party is the expiration date on the onion dip.
• ‘Bobbing for Apples’ inadvertently becomes ‘Bobbing for Fat Kid’s Retainer’.
• Supermarket ran out of pumpkins so the jack-o-lantern is carved out of a honeydew.
• Pizza delivery guy shows up and wins ‘Best Costume’.
• Only snack is pumpkin innards.
• Your mariachi costume is so convincing you get your ass deported to Mexico.

Just in time for Halloween … a soundboard of scary SFX, from creaky doors to ghostly groans.

“Incontinence Hotline, can you hold please?”

☎ Halloween costumes for pets … fun or cruel?

In Mexico, what is Halloween called?
a. Eve Of the Spirits
b. Day Of the Dead [CORRECT. ‘Día de Muertos’.]
c. Night Of  the Scary Enchilada

Question: Married women with children are now in high demand in THIS field of employment.
Answer: Flight attendant. (Airlines have discovered they’re more mature, reliable, and serve passengers more carefully compared to those who are younger.)

If you have to ask, you are not entitled to know.

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