Wednesday, October 23, 2019 Edition: #6557
Thanks For Being a Bull Market!
BS SHOW BIZ BUZZ:
★ John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John are getting back together. Travolta announced on Instagram that they’re participating in “Meet n Grease Movie Sing-a-long with Danny and Sandy” in three Florida locations in December. He wrote: “Join me and Olivia Newton-John for the “Meet ‘n’ Grease” Movie sing-a-long! Dress up, sing-a-long with film, and join Olivia and I for a special Q&A.” The events, set for West Palm Beach Dec. 13th, Tampa December 14th & Jacksonville December 15th, are great news for fans because Newton-John has been open about her battle with stage 4 cancer.
★ “Modern Family” star Sofia Vergara will have to pay up to her ex-fiancé Nick Loeb in their never-ending court battle. A Los Angeles judge has ordered Vergara to pay her ex more than $79,000 for attorney fees. Vergara and Loeb have been fighting in court for years. He sued the actress after she refused to let him bring their frozen embryos to life. She has pointed to a contract they signed, requiring both parties to consent.
★ Aaron Paul nearly missed out on his iconic role as ‘Jesse Pinkman’ in “Breaking Bad” because, as he puts it, “no one wanted him”. Paul played the crystal meth cook and dealer in all five seasons of the hit show, and recently reprised the role for spin-off movie “El Camino”. He says it was show creator Vince Gilligan who insisted he take on the career-changing role. Quote: “Vince played his trump card and said, ‘I’m not doing the show unless he’s the guy’. So, they were like, ‘Alright!’”
★ Three alternate endings have apparently been shot for the upcoming James Bond flick “No Time To Die” in a bid to avoid plot leaks. The movie is rumored to be Daniel Craig’s last outing as 007, but even he is in the dark about how his stint in the hit British spy drama franchise ends. Director Cary Joji Fukunaga, who took over the project from Danny Boyle, is believed to be the only one who knows which of the three finales will make the final cut. An insider says “the secrecy is off the chart.” No Time to Die” debuts in theaters on April 8.
★ Amy Poehler is expanding her relationship with NBC. The “Making It” host and exec producer will also exec produce a new thriller series at the network. Based on Sally Hepworth’s novel of the same name, “The Mother-in-Law” is described as an unexpected thriller centered on a woman’s complicated relationship with her husband’s family that ends in death.”
TODAY’S SHOW BIZ SKED:
• “Jimmy Kimmel Live” (ABC/Global): Sen. Bernie Sanders, Bill Murray, Ellie Kemper, The National
• “The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon” (NBC/CTV): Michael Douglas, Kathryn Hahn, Jenny Lewis
• “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” (CBS/Global): Ronan Farrow, Andrea Savage
• “Late Night with Seth Meyers” (NBC/CTV): Jessica Biel, Jesse Plemons, Brooks Wheelan, Terence Higgins
• “The Late Late Show with James Corden” (CBS/CTV): Demi Moore, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Jay Larson
• “Lights Out with David Spade” (COMEDY): Brad Williams, Eleanor Kerrigan, Adam Ray (R)
• “Conan” (TBS): Tim Robbins
• “Watch What Happens Live” (Bravo): Jenna Dewan, D’Andra Simmons
• “The View” (ABC/CTV): Cameron Douglas, Shooter Jennings
• “The Talk” (CBS): Elton John
• “Live with Kelly and Ryan” (ABC/CTV): Aaron Paul, Camila Mendes
• “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” (NBC/CTV): Ali Wong, Dr. Mehmet Oz
• “The Kelly Clarkson Show” (CHECK LOCAL LISTINGS): Sharon Osbourne, Thomas Lennon
• “Harry & Meghan: An African Journey” (ABC): The Duke and Duchess of Sussex speak about the pressures and challenges they face as a young family living in the glare of the world’s media.
• “Tyler Perry’s The Oval” (BET): Series premiere. The first family prepares for the inauguration ball, then tragic events threaten the family and the White House staff.
• “2019 World Series” (FOX, Sportsnet): The Houston Astros host the Washington Nationals in Game 2 of the World Series.
BS MUSIC NOTES:
• Jonas Brothers – have been hit with a $150, 000 lawsuit accusing them of ripping off a photographer. Michele Eve Sandberg claims she photographed the group kicking off their “Happiness Begins Tour” at the American Airlines Arena in Miami, Florida, and says they plastered her copyrighted work on their social media accounts.
• Miley Cyrus — is on “vocal rest” after her hospital stay. She was hospitalized earlier this month for tonsillitis, and she has now captioned a new video of herself working out with the words: “On vocal rest not body.”
• Suge Knight — wants to make it clear the main power over his business interests while he is in prison resides with his fiancée, Toi-Lin Kelly. The former CEO of Death Row Records wanted to clear up an erroneous report that he had signed over his life rights to singer Ray J. Knight says he chose Ray J only to oversee all aspects of Death Row Records, including future music releases.
• Richard Marx – His new album “Limitless” comes out Feb. 7. It will be his first album of original songs in six years, and will feature songs co-written with Sara Bareilles, Richard’s son Lucas Marx and his wife Daisy Fuentes.
• Quiet Riot — drummer Frankie Banali, the only remaining member from the “Metal Health”-era lineup, has been diagnosed with stage four pancreatic cancer. He has missed several of the band’s shows recently, but says he plans to tour with the group next year. He has also played with Billy Idol and Steppenwolf.
• Iggy Pop – says that he once “smoked spider webs to get high.” On the “The Jonathan Ross Show”, Ross asked him about his younger days in The Stooges and how he once stuck his tongue into an electric socket. Pop corrected him, saying: “It was an electric train transformer. I tried spider webs too. I tried to smoke them. You know you’ve got to start somewhere.” He described it as “harsh.”
• Keith Urban – Although he hasn’t spoken publicly about his recently announced “Keith Urban Live – Las Vegas” residency, he did just drop a new version of his single, ‘We Were’, this time with Eric Church. Church co-wrote the song with Ryan Tyndell and Jeff Hyde.
• Brett Eldredge – has announced a 10-date holiday tour in December that will take him around the country singing Christmas songs. “The Glow Live Tour” takes its name from his Christmas album, “Glow”, which was released in 2016. The tour starts with a two-night stay at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium on Dec. 4 and 5.
YOUR DELIVERY IS IN – THE AIR:
U.S. pharmacy giant Walgreens is using drones to deliver customers’ purchases in a test project being carried out in the Virginia town of Christiansburg. The Google affiliate Wing has partnered with the drug store chain for the trial, which began on Friday. Walgreens customers are able to order from a list of more than 100 of their “most sought-after health and wellness, food and beverage, and convenience items”, and have them delivered to their doors by drones. The project started with a flying radius of about 4 miles from Wing’s distribution facility in Christiansburg. Maximum package weight is 3.3 pounds. During the trial period, no additional cost will be charged for airborne delivery.
(Not the best idea I’ve heard today…but it’s up there!)
(Fun idea…but I doubt it’ll take off…)
(Delivered to their doors…or to their roof?)
JOAQUIN UP AND DOWN THE STAIRS:
The now famous stairway used by Joaquin Phoenix’s character in the “Joker” movie is quickly becoming a New York City tourist destination. The steps, located in Highbridge, The Bronx, are attracting hordes of fans looking to re-enact the creepy moment when Phoenix’s ‘Joker’ menacingly dances to the song ‘Rock and Roll Part 2’. There are over 600 posts on Instagram with the #Jokerstairs. In the photo sharing app, the steps are officially called “Joker Stairs” and listed at 1165 Shakespeare Ave. In many of the pictures, people are dancing on the steps mimicking Joker’s moves, some of them in full costume. It’s become so popular that some media outlets are reporting that if you’d like to get in on the craze, you can expect to have to wait your turn.
(I don’t need a famous stairway to dance like a joker!)
(Great scene…although it was ‘con-descending’)
(***Ask listeners what famous movie landmark they’ve seen***)
THE EARLY BIRD GETS THE ‘BURN’:
It’s such a tough choice at 6 or 6:30 in the morning – Do I work out, or do I sit down and eat something? Well, in spite of the fact that the Cheerios usually win that argument, a new study shows that hitting the gym before you eat in the morning could pack some pretty impressive benefits. Researchers in the UK found that those who engaged in physical activity prior to eating their first meal of the day “burned double the amount of fat” compared to a group who exercised after breakfast. The research teams from the universities of Bath and Birmingham concluded that the uptick in fat burning was thanks to the fact that our insulin levels are lower in the morning. Having fasted during sleep, bodies resort to using fat already stored in tissues for energy, rather than turning to the food just consumed. Long term, they believe that sticking to this schedule for exercise could help ward off diabetes and heart disease.
(The only time I’ve ever exercised before breakfast was when I fell down the stairs on the way to the kitchen!)
(At 6:00 in the morning, trying to eat is a workout to me!)
(Hmmm…breakfast for dinner, anyone?)
DID YOU KNOW?
If you speak English, there’s an 86 percent chance that you draw your circles counter clockwise, while 80 percent of people living in Japan draw their circles in the opposite direction. It’s probably because of how we are taught to draw our language characters. English speakers are taught to draw shapes counter clockwise — as in the “magic c” letter formation — e.g., the curve in letters c, g, q, and o. Japanese (and Chinese) characters are largely drawn from top left in the direction of the bottom right.
BS CHRONOMETER 10.23.19
TODAY’S CELEBIRTHDAYS . . .
1954  Ang Lee, Chaochou, Taiwan, movie director-producer (“Life of Pi”, “Brokeback Mountain”)
1956  Dwight Yoakam, Pikeville KY, country singer (‘Fast as You’, ‘Guitars, Cadillacs’)/movie actor (“Crank” films, “Sling Blade”)
1959  Sam Raimi, Royal Oak MI, movie director-producer (“Poltergeist”, “Spider-Man” movies)
1959  (Alfred) ‘Weird Al’ Yankovic, Lynwood CA, parody singer (‘My Bologna’, ‘Eat It’)
1964  Robert Trujillo (Roberto Agustín Miguel Santiago Samuel Perez de la Santa Concepcion Trujillo Veracruz Batista), Santa Monica CA, rock bassist (Metallica since 2003-‘The Day that Never Comes’, ‘Hardwired’)
1976  Ryan Reynolds, Vancouver BC, movie actor (“Deadpool”, “X-Men Origins: Wolverine”)/wed to Blake Lively since 2012. COMING UP…“6 Underground” 2019
1976  Cat Deeley, Birmingham UK, TV host (“So You Think You Can Dance” since 2006)
1986  Emilia Clarke, London England, TV actress (‘Daenerys Targaryen’ on “Game of Thrones” 2011-19) COMING UP…”Last Christmas”, 2019
1995  Ireland Baldwin, Los Angeles CA, model/actress/daughter of Alec Baldwin and Kim Basinger
TODAY’S BS REASONS TO PARTY . . .
• “Canning Day”, honoring the birth of French chef/chemist Nicolas Appert, who came up with the concept of sealing perishable food in jars. For this, he is known as “the father of canning”, but he also came up with many other inventions … including the bouillon cube.
• “TV Talk Show Host Day”, to celebrate those ‘gifted with the personality and intellect to enable them to bring out the best in their guests’. It’s an annual observance on the birth anniversary of iconic talk show host Johnny Carson in 1925. Who’s today’s best?
• “Boston Cream Pie Day”, although it is called a pie, Boston cream pie is actually a cake. It consists of two round layers of sponge cake with a thick vanilla custard filling. It is usually frosted with a chocolate glaze but it can also be topped with confectionary sugar. The dessert is served in wedges just like a pie.
• “Croc Day”, crocs are making a big comeback, everywhere from college campuses to fashion runways, celebrity feet to the comedy stage. And why not? They’re versatile, vibrant, and most of all, comfortable.
• “Slap Your Irritating Co-Worker Day”, we’re kidding! (Honest! The HR department told us we are!) But just for fun, here are the rules you must follow…
* You can only slap one person per hour – no more.
* You can slap the same person again if they irritate you again later in the same day.
* You are allowed to hold someone down as other co-workers take their turns slapping the irritant.
* No weapons are allowed…other than going upside somebody’s head with a stapler or a hole-puncher.
* If questioned by a supervisor [or police, if the supervisor is the irritant], you are allowed to LIE, LIE, LIE!
(We don’t recommend that you actually slap anyone, but sometimes it sure is nice to think about it…)
COMING UP . . .
[Thurs] Black Thursday
[Thurs] National Bologna Day
[Fri] Frankenstein Friday
[Fri] Breadstick Day
THIS DAY IN SHOW BIZ . . .
2010  Katy Perry weds Russell Brand at a luxury resort in Northern India
THIS DAY IN SPORTS . . .
1993  Joe Carter of the Toronto Blue Jays hits a World Series winning walk-off home run against the Philadelphia Phillies. It is only the second walk-off HR to win a World Series.
TODAY’S MUSIC EVENTS . . .
2015  Adele releases her single ‘Hello’ – it becomes the first song with more than a million downloads in its first week– 1.1 million (and inspires approximately the same number of viral video cover versions…)
2004  Pop singer Ashlee Simpson is caught lip-synching during an appearance on NBC-TV’s “Saturday Night Live” (pretty much a career killer)
TODAY’S FIRST . . .
2001  1st Apple ‘iPod’ is unveiled, which goes on sale on November 10th for $399
BS WHACK FACTS:
✓ Human speech conveys information at 39 bits per second. It doesn’t matter what language is spoken, the “information density” is the same.
✓ Toy company Hasbro now owns Death Row Records (publisher of Tupac Shakur, Snoop Dogg and Dr. Dre, among others).
✓ 17,500 square miles of adhesive tape were manufactured in 2018 – that’s enough to completely cover Estonia.
✓ Due to all the customization options available, Porsche produces no more than two identical 911 or 718 model cars each year.
✓ Kenyan Eliud Kipchoge recently ran a marathon in 1:59:40. That’s equivalent to running 422 consecutive 100m sprints at 17 seconds each.
✓ There are now more mobile phones than there are humans.
BS HOW TO TELL YOU’RE AN ADULT:
• You make a noise when you bend over.
• You own a salad spinner.
• You say “meme” wrong.
• You don’t know what Grime music is.
• You have matching cutlery
• You own elasticized trousers.
• You eat your takeaway on a plate.
• Doctors are younger than you.
• You have a system for pairing socks.
• (***Caution: ‘AF’***) You are annoyed AF
• (***Caution: ‘AF’***) You have to look up what “AF” means.
• Occasionally, you get slightly offended.
Best of BS . . .
BS YOU KNOW YOU’RE IN TROUBLE WHEN:
• Your Mom yells your full name.
• There is total silence in your house, and you have two toddlers.
• A crew from “60 Minutes” is waiting for you at your office.
• Your rent, credit card payments, and girlfriend are all 3 months late.
• You receive a text that reads: “We need to talk.”
• Your wife starts introducing you to other people as her “first husband,” and you’re still married.
• You wake up in a strange place in a bathtub full of ice with rudimentary stitches in your abdomen.
• Your wife discovers that you recorded Wrestlemania II over your wedding video…15 years later.
• You have a new bag of Oreos and forgot to pick up milk.
• Your boss discovers your Twitter account.
• She says: “Fine. Do whatever you want.”
-Twitter, first published in ‘BS’ in 2018
BS PHONE STARTER:
What’s something you’d really like to be good at, but know you’ll never put in the necessary time and/or effort?
BS RANDOM JOKE:
Oh, I can walk the walk. Just don’t ask me to jog the jog or run the run.
BS WATER COOLER QUESTION:
Question: If you have the stamina, doing THIS for 90 minutes burns 429 calories.
Answer: Raking and bagging leaves.
BS DEEP THOUGHT:
Don’t be afraid to start over. This time you’re not starting from scratch, you’re starting from experience.