Tuesday, October 30, 2007        Edition: #3644
Monthly Planning Calendar in Today’s Issue!

BS SHOW BIZ BUZZ:
The new Museum at Bethel Woods in upstate New York, dedicated to the legendary 1969 “Woodstock” rock festival, plans to open as planned despite a withdrawal of $1 million in federal funding previously lined up with the help of Senator Hillary Clinton (what exhibits will be on view – antique bongs?) . . . The attorney for 51-year-old magician David Copperfield is furious police officials have leaked the fact a federal grand jury is investigating allegations his client raped and threatened a 21-year-old woman at his home in the Bahamas (one woman he can’t make disappear) . . . Paris Hilton has narrowly escaped injury when a photographer’s car sideswiped her Cadillac Escalade as she was getting out of the vehicle (dammit – almost!) . . . 27-year-old wannabe star Jessica Simpson has become the latest in a long line of female celebs to launch her own perfume, an as-yet-unnamed line from Parlux fragrances that’s to hit stores NEXT SUMMER . . . British actor Jonathan Rhys Meyers, star of “The Tudors” (CBC), has dealt with an alcohol problem but now admits he has another addiction – working out at the gym (now he’s bending more than his elbow) . . . “Harry Potter” actress Emma Watson has split from her boyfriend of 9 months after seeing pictures of him partying with other girls (and it wasn’t ‘Quiddich’ they were playing!) . . . Acting couple Sacha Baron Cohen (“Borat”) & Isla Fisher (“Wedding Crashers”) have finally named their new baby daughter – Olive (how normal by Hollywood standards!) . . . And 29-year-old actor Josh Hartnett says his relationship with ex-girlfriend Scarlett Johansson almost put his role in the movie “30 Days Of Night” in jeopardy because she gave him ‘glandular fever’ (he ain’t the only guy).

BS MUSIC NOTES:
• Beyonce Knowles – She’s pulled out of a concert in Istanbul, Turkey over fears for her safety after 12 soldiers were recently killed in a Kurdish rebel attack.
• Black Crowes – Chris Robinson’s divorce from actress Kate Hudson is final. There’s no word on how they will handle child custody of their 3-year-old son or how they will divvy up their stuff. They were married nearly 6 years.
• NSYNC – In his new book, “Out of Sync”, Lance Bass says he knew he was gay by age 5. He also blames Justin Timberlake for the breakup of the group and says former manager, Lou Pearlman, ripped them off bigtime.
• Spice Girls – Melanie Chisholm has revealed they’ll perform one tune completely in the buff in their upcoming reunion tour … with stage props ‘covering their modesty’. Now that’s spicy!

TODAY’S SHOW BIZ SKED:
• Anna Nicole Smith – The official Bahamian inquest into the death of her son Daniel on SEPTEMBER 10, 2006 is scheduled to finally get underway, with at least 35 witnesses expected to give testimony. The long-delayed inquest could last up to 2 months.
• Backstreet Boys – Yep, “Backstreet’s Back” on the “Today Show” (NBC).
• Brad Paisley – He’s on the cover of the DECEMBER issue of “Guitar Player” magazine, which arrives on newsstands TODAY.
• Britney Spears – TODAY’s release of “Blackout” was pushed forward by 2 weeks. It’s her first disc of new material since 2003.
• The Eagles – “Long Road Out of Eden”, their first album of new material in more than 28 years, is being released exclusively in Wal-Mart stores. It includes a double album of 20 songs.
• Good Charlotte – They guest on “Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson” (CBS).
• Sex Pistols – They perform on the “Tonight Show With Jay Leno” (NBC).

TODAY’S VIDEO RELEASES:
• “Captivity” ( Thriller ): After a serial killer kidnaps a fashion model (Calgary-born, Montréal-raised Elisha Cuthbert) & her chauffeur (Daniel Gillies), the two begin to develop a relationship while they attempt to survive a series of twisted, sadistic games.
• “El Cantante” ( Bio-Drama ): Marc Anthony stars as Hector Lavoe, the real-life Spanish-language singer who achieved major success in the 1960s-70s by bringing salsa music into the mainstream. His terrible addiction to heroin eventually led to his early demise. Anthony’s wife Jennifer Lopez plays his muse and main squeeze.
• “License to Wed” ( Romantic Comedy ): John Krasinski & Mandy Moore star as an engaged couple who are forced into a marriage preparation course run by a sadistic pastor (Robin Williams) who puts them through a series of grueling tests. Krasinski’s “Office” co-stars Angela Kinsey, Mindy Kaling & Brian Baumgartner have secondary roles. Partially shot in Vancouver.
• “Spider-Man 3” ( Action Adventure ): Tobey Maguire & Kirsten Dunst return as ‘Peter Parker‘ & ‘Mary Jane’, now a happy couple, until an old girlfriend shows up (Bryce Dallas Howard) and 2 new baddies: ‘Sandman’ (Thomas Haden Church) & ‘Venom’ (Topher Grace). Also available as “Spider-Man 3 (2-Disc Special Edition)” and “Spider-Man: The Motion Picture Trilogy”.
• “Talk to Me” ( Bio Drama ): Don Cheadle stars in the story of Washington DC radio personality Ralph ‘Petey’ Greene, an ex-con who became a popular talk show host and community activist in the 1960s. Partially shot in Toronto.
• Also released TODAY: “American Gangster: The Complete First Season”; “Everybody Loves Raymond: The Complete Series”; “Help! (Beatles musical); “I Love Lucy: The Complete Series”; “Jimi Hendrix Experience: Live At Monterey (Definitive Edition)”; “Miami Ink: Season One”; and “Twin Peaks: Definitive Gold Box Edition “.

SOCIAL WORK:
A recent study of nearly 1,400 office workers finds that the line between work life and social life is becoming blurred. In fact, the workplace has become the center of many of our social lives. Nearly half say they eat lunch with co-workers at least once a week, and over 70% say they’ve attended a ‘major event’ in a co-worker’s life, such as a wedding or funeral. The study also finds that all this socializing combined with longer work hours is causing some people to spend more time with co-workers than their own spouses. (Better chance of getting lucky?)
– Reuters

FROM THE BS POLL VAULT:
A statistical breakdown of life by the numbers …
• 80% of grocery shopping is performed by women only.
• 70% of those who use a computer in bed do it to send email.
• 54% of us are allergic to something.
• 35% of us have picked up a hitchhiker while driving.
• 14% of executives have decided not to hire someone because of what they found out about them online.
• 13% of women have thought about a co-worker while being intimate with someone else.

ENOUGH DOOM & GLOOM ALREADY!
A new United Nation’s report entitled “State of the Future” proclaims that people around the world are becoming healthier, wealthier, better educated, more peaceful, more connected, and they’re living longer. Among the feel-good stats in the report are these: world-wide literacy rates are at an all-time high of 82%; more people live in free countries than every before; the average person born in 2025 will live 50% longer than one born in 1955; and world poverty will be cut in half between 2000 and 2015. (On the downside, the Backstreet Boys are threatening to tour again.)
– “Wall Street Journal”

MISTAKEN BELIEFS:
Automotive experts debunk the following urban legends about vehicles and driving …
• When a vehicle has been sitting for awhile, the air in the tires gets stale and needs to be changed. (Try changing the oil once a decade instead.)
• Shiny ornaments, such as CDs hung from the rearview mirror, will confuse radar guns. (Actually, they’re more likely to catch a cop’s eye.)
• Low mileage is important when looking for a used car. (The opposite can be true – engines that are ‘short-tripped’ often exhibit greater wear than those with more highway mileage.)
• If you suck on a penny, you can fool a Breathalyzer test. (Try a hundred-dollar bill. A penny isn’t going to bribe anyone!)
– “New York Times”

BS AMAZING FACT:
A survey of 500 business leaders suggests that meetings are among the worst places to come up with ideas. 1-in-5 of those questioned say they have their best ideas … in their cars.
– “The Guardian”

SHE SAID IT:
“If I get photographed in something, I can’t wear it again.”
– Mariah Carey, discussing her excruciatingly difficult wardrobe woes.

BS CHRONOMETER 10.30.07

TODAY’S CELEBIRTHDAYS . . .
1939 [68] Grace Slick (Wing), Chicago IL, classic rock singer (Starship-“We Built This City”, Jefferson Starship-“Miracles”, Jefferson Airplane-“Somebody to Love”)

1947 [60] Timothy B Schmit, Oakland CA, rock bassist (The Eagles-“How Long”, “Hotel California”)

1967 [40] Gavin Rossdale, London UK, rock singer/guitarist (Bush-“Swallowed”, “Glycerine”)/Mr Gwen Stefani since 2002

1969 [38] Snow (Darren O’Brien), Toronto ON, reggae/hip-hop artist (“I’ll Do Anything For You”, “The Informer”)

1976 [31] Kassidy Osborn, Magna UT, country singer (SheDAISY-“I Will … But”, “Little Goodbyes”)

TODAY’S BS REASONS TO PARTY . . .
• “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.

• “Buy a Doughnut Day” … some kind of conspiracy by Tim Hortons?

• “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.  FACTOID: Nearly 9 billion pieces of Candy Corn will be manufactured THIS YEAR.

• “Devil’s Night” or “Mischief Night,” traditionally a night of pranks before Halloween. (In Detroit, this traditionally involves burning down the inner city each year.)

THIS DAY IN SHOW BIZ . . .
1938 [69] 1st radio broadcast of Orson Welles’ “War of the Worlds” convinces millions that Martians have invaded Grovers Mill NJ  FACTOID: Welles ended up with $750,000 in lawsuits filed against him.

1984 [23] ‘Freddy Krueger’ slashes his way across the movie screen in the 1st “Nightmare
on Elm Street”

1990 [17] 1st episode of Emmy-winning crime drama “Law & Order” on NBC-TV (still going, spawning 2 spin-off shows)

TODAY’S MUSIC EVENT . . .
1986 [21] The Beastie Boys release “License To Ill”, the 1st rap album to go to #1

TODAY’S FIRST . . .
1894 [113] 1st employee ‘Time Clock’ patented, leading to the expression ‘punching the clock’

TODAY’S RECORD . . .
1989 [18] Smith Dairy of Orrville OH concocts ‘Largest Milkshake’ (1,575 gallons)

1995 [12] The Québec Referendum on separation is held, in which the ‘No’ side wins narrowly by 50.58% (compared to 59.56% in 1980 referendum)

MONTHLY PLANNING CALENDAR . . .
[Nov 1] Vegan World Day / 14th MTV Europe Music Awards (Munich) / All Saints’ Day (All Hallow’s Day) / Family Literacy Day / Men Make Dinner Day
[Nov 2] Devilled Egg Day / All Soul’s Day / Plan Your Epitaph Day / Zero Tasking Day / “American Gangster”; “Bee Movie”; “Martian Child” open in movie theaters
[Nov 3] Sandwich Day / Housewives’ Day / Cliché Day / Digital Scrapbooking Day
[Nov 4] New York City Marathon / Daylight Saving Time ends (2 am) / “The Amazing Race 12” debuts / Use Your Common Sense Day
[Nov 5] Music City Walk of Fame induction (Nashville) / Guy Fawkes Day (UK)
[Nov 6] BMI Country Awards (Nashville) / Garth Brooks releases “The Ultimate Hits” / Saxophone Day / Halfway Point of Autumn
[Nov 7] 41st CMA Awards (Nashville) / World Community Day / Take Our Kids to Work Day
[Nov 8] 8th Latin Grammy Awards (Las Vegas) / Dunce Day / Cook Something Bold & Pungent Day / Parents As Teachers Day / International Tongue Twister Day
[Nov 9] Diwali (Hindu) / Guinness World Record Day / Gingerbread House Day / “Fred Claus”; “Lions for Lambs”; “National Lampoon Presents Electric Apricot”; “P2” open in movie theaters
[Nov 11] Remembrance Day / Young Readers Day
[Nov 13] Mix It Up at Lunch Day / “Spice Girls Greatest Hits” released / Led Zeppelin “Mothership” released / Paul McCartney’s “The McCartney Years” DVD set released / World Kindness Day
[Nov 14] World Diabetes Day / Educational Support Personnel Day / “Project Runway 4” debuts (Bravo) / Garth Brooks’ Kansas City concerts begin / Operating Room Nurse Day
[Nov 15] Clean Out Your Refrigerator Day / Pack Your Mom’s Lunch Day / Mix It Up at Lunch Day
[Nov 16] International Day for Tolerance / Adoption Day / Transgender Day of Remembrance / World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims / “Beowulf”; “Love in the Time of Cholera”; “Mr Magorium’s Wonder Emporium” open in movie theaters
[Nov 17] Take A Hike Day / Homemade Bread Day / Farm Joke Day / Survivors of Suicide Day
[Nov 18] Married To A Scorpio Support Day / 35th American Music Awards (Los Angeles)
[Nov 19] Have A Bad Day Day / World Toilet Day
[Nov 20] Universal Children’s Day / Keith Urban’s “Greatest Hits: 18 Kids” released / Absurdity Day / Name Your PC Day / Universal Children’s Day / National Child Day in Canada
[Nov 21] World Hello Day / False Confessions Day / World Television Day / “August Rush”; “Christmas in Wonderland”; “Enchanted”; “Hitman”; “Stephen King’s The Mist”; “This Christmas” open in movie theaters
[Nov 22] US Thanksgiving Day / Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade (NYC) / Start Your Own Country Day / Stop the Violence Day / Humane Society Anniversary Day
[Nov 23] Buy Nothing Day / Sinkie Day / 2007 Vanier Cup (Toronto)
[Nov 24] Beaver Moon (Full Moon of November) / Celebrate Your Unique Talent Day
[Nov 25] 95th Grey Cup (Toronto) / Shopping Reminder Day / International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women
[Nov 26] Led Zeppelin reunion concert (London)
[Nov 27] Pins & Needles Day
[Nov 28] Flossing Day / Salesperson’s Day
[Nov 29] Electronic Greetings Day / Square Dance Day
[Nov 30] International Computer Security Day / Stay Home Because You Are Well Day / “Awake” opens in movie theaters
[Dec 1] Bifocals at the Monitor Liberation Day / World Aids Day concert (Johannesburg)
[Dec 2] Movies Rock concert (Los Angeles) / Spice Girls World Tour begins (Vancouver)

[Nov 1] Vegan World Day / 14th MTV Europe Music Awards (Munich) / All Saints’ Day (All Hallow’s Day) / Family Literacy Day / Men Make Dinner Day
[Nov 2] Devilled Egg Day / All Soul’s Day / Plan Your Epitaph Day / Zero Tasking Day / “American Gangster”; “Bee Movie”; “Martian Child” open in movie theaters
[Nov 3] Sandwich Day / Housewives’ Day / Cliché Day / Digital Scrapbooking Day
[Nov 4] New York City Marathon / Daylight Saving Time ends (2 am) / “The Amazing Race 12” debuts / Use Your Common Sense Day
[Nov 5] Music City Walk of Fame induction (Nashville) / Guy Fawkes Day (UK)
[Nov 6] BMI Country Awards (Nashville) / Garth Brooks releases “The Ultimate Hits” / Saxophone Day / Halfway Point of Autumn
[Nov 7] 41st CMA Awards (Nashville) / World Community Day
[Nov 8] 8th Latin Grammy Awards (Las Vegas) / Dunce Day / Cook Something Bold & Pungent Day / Parents As Teachers Day / International Tongue Twister Day
[Nov 9] Diwali (Hindu) / Guinness World Record Day / Gingerbread House Day / US Marine Corp Birthday / “Fred Claus”; “Lions for Lambs”; “National Lampoon Presents Electric Apricot”; “P2” open in movie theaters
[Nov 11] Veterans Day / Young Readers Day
[Nov 13] Mix It Up at Lunch Day / “Spice Girls Greatest Hits” released / Led Zeppelin “Mothership” released / Paul McCartney’s “The McCartney Years” DVD set released / World Kindness Day
[Nov 14] World Diabetes Day / Educational Support Personnel Day / “Project Runway 4” debuts (Bravo) / Garth Brooks’ Kansas City concerts begin / Operating Room Nurse Day
[Nov 15] Clean Out Your Refrigerator Day / Pack Your Mom’s Lunch Day / Mix It Up at Lunch Day / America Recycles Day / 31st Great American Smokeout
[Nov 16] International Day for Tolerance / Adoption Day / Transgender Day of Remembrance / World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims / “Beowulf”; “Love in the Time of Cholera”; “Mr Magorium’s Wonder Emporium” open in movie theaters
[Nov 17] Take A Hike Day / Homemade Bread Day / Farm Joke Day / Survivors of Suicide Day
[Nov 18] Married To A Scorpio Support Day / 35th American Music Awards (Los Angeles)
[Nov 19] Have A Bad Day Day / World Toilet Day
[Nov 20] Universal Children’s Day / Keith Urban’s “Greatest Hits: 18 Kids” released / Absurdity Day / Name Your PC Day / Universal Children’s Day
[Nov 21] World Hello Day / False Confessions Day / World Television Day / “August Rush”; “Christmas in Wonderland”; “Enchanted”; “Hitman”; “Stephen King’s The Mist”; “This Christmas” open in movie theaters
[Nov 22] US Thanksgiving Day / Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade (NYC) / Start Your Own Country Day / Stop the Violence Day / Humane Society Anniversary Day
[Nov 23] Buy Nothing Day / Sinkie Day
[Nov 24] Beaver Moon (Full Moon of November) / Celebrate Your Unique Talent Day
[Nov 25] Shopping Reminder Day / International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women
[Nov 26] Led Zeppelin reunion concert (London)
[Nov 27] Pins & Needles Day
[Nov 28] Flossing Day / Salesperson’s Day
[Nov 29] Electronic Greetings Day / Square Dance Day
[Nov 30] International Computer Security Day / Stay Home Because You Are Well Day / “Awake” opens in movie theaters
[Dec 1] Bifocals at the Monitor Liberation Day / World Aids Day concert (Johannesburg)
[Dec 2] Movies Rock concert (Los Angeles) / Kennedy Center Honors (Washington DC) / Spice Girls World Tour begins (Vancouver)
[Dec 3] International Day of Disabled Persons
[Dec 4] Extraordinary Work Team Recognition Day / “Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show“ airs (CBS)

BULL’S BITS

HORROR MOVIES THAT NEVER GOT MADE:
Too bad these films were never shot. They’d be perfectly primed to get us in the mood for Halloween …
• “Jehovah’s Witness IV: I Know You’re Ignoring Your Doorbell”
• “Cap’n Crunch: Portrait of a Cereal Killer”
• “Invasion of the Craft Fair People”
• “The Snotty Bitch Dies First”
• “The Eighties”
And just for the kids …
• “SeeSaw IV”
• “A Nightmare on Sesame Street”
• “Pinoccula”
• “High School Musical vs Predator”
• “Look Who’s Stalking!”

BS RANDOM JOKE:
I have a black belt in confidence.

BS WATER COOLER QUESTION:
Today’s Question: People in the age group 25-54 are most likely to engage in THIS activity.
Answer to Give Out Next Show: Piano lessons.

BS DEEP THOUGHT:
A mediator has done his job when both sides hate him.


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