Monday, October 10, 2011        Edition: #4604
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WEEKEND TABLOID & BLOG BS:
• 69-year-old Paul McCartney reportedly took New York heiress Nancy Shevell (51) as his 3rd wife yesterday at the same London registry office where he married his first wife, Linda, in 1969. About 30 close friends & family were expected for the ceremony; about 100 for a reception in McCartney’s backyard in St John’s Wood, London. A neighbor says McCartney has been rehearsing outdoors over the past week for what he tipped to be ‘the biggest concert of his life’.
– DailyStar.co.uk
• Defying predictions of a cancellation, an estimated 50,000 (24,500 less than capacity) showed for the Michael Jackson-themed “Michael Forever – The Tribute Concert” in Cardiff, Wales on Saturday. Jackson’s 3 kids – Prince (14), Paris (13), and ‘Blanket’ (9) – appeared onstage to briefly address the crowd. Jennifer Hudson pulled out of her performance at the last minute due to ‘major production issues’, joining Black Eyed Peas who previously expressed a similar excuse. Reaction was mixed among those streaming out of Millennium Stadium after the gig, with some complaining about ‘under-rehearsed’ numbers and long gaps between songs.
– ContactMusic.com
• 94-year-old Zsa Zsa Gabor, the Hungarian-born actress and celebrity who became a symbol of Hollywood glamor, is in ‘very unstable’ condition at UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles after a medical emergency on Saturday. Her husband, the self-styled Frederic Prinz von Anhalt, says ‘it doesn’t look good’. Zsa Zsa is Paris Hilton’s step-great-grandmother, as she was once (briefly) married to hotelier Conrad Hilton.
– TMZ.com
• To think Nancy Grace’s recent ‘nip-slip’ on “Dancing With the Stars” caused so much controversy! The Argentinean version of the show, “Bailando Por un Sueño” (“Dancing For a Dream”), has just featured … full frontal nudity. A racy performance featured model-reality star Cinthia Fernandez & partner Marcelo Tinelli writhing on the dance floor then stripping off each other’s clothes until they were completely naked. Even the show’s host reportedly looked shocked by the raunchy routine.
– DailyMail.co.uk
• 29-year-old actress Kirsten Dunst (“Spider-Man” moves) has embraced her European roots by becoming a German citizen. The Hollywood actress, whose father is German and mother is Swedish, has relatives in Hamburg and has now made her connection to the country official while still retaining her US citizenship. Dunst tells a German publication: “I’m now a real international lady, one who can film in Europe without a problem.” Aha, there lies the motivation!
– BZ-berlin.de

TODAY’S SHOW BIZ SKED:
• “Colbert Report” (Comedy Central/CTV) – Mos Def & Talib Kweli (“Black Star”). Rerun.
• “Conan” (TBS/CTV) – Ryan Adams (“Ashes & Fire”).
• “Jimmy Kimmel Live” (ABC/CHCH) – Two Door Cinema Club (“Live in Sydney”).
• “Kim’s Fairytale Wedding: A Kardashian Event” (E!) – Part 2 of a 2-night special takes viewers inside the glitz and glamor of Kim Kardashian & Kris Humphries’ wedding extravaganza.
• “Last Call With Carson Daly” (NBC) – Atmosphere (“The Family Sign”). Rerun.
• “Late Night With Jimmy Fallon” (NBC/CTV2) – Yo Gabba Gabba! (“Music Is Awesome 3”).
• “The Rosie Show” (OWN) – Rosie O’Donnell returns with another daytime TV talk show, taped in Chicago’s Harpo Studios, former home of “The Oprah Winfrey Show”. Her first guest: Brit comedian/actor Russell Brand, husband of pop star Katy Perry.
NET: http://www.rosie.com
• “Tonight Show With Jay Leno” (NBC/CTV2) – Amos Lee (“Mission Bell”).
• “Wendy Williams” (syndicated) – Joe Jonas (“Fastlife”, out tomorrow).

BS MUSIC NOTES:
• Alicia Keys – She’s co-producing and composing music for the upcoming stage musical “Stick Fly”, a comedy by Lydia R Diamond. The show will open on Broadway in December.
• Justin Bieber – Theater impresario Cameron Mackintosh wants him to join the cast of “Les Miserables”. After landing Nick Jonas for the stage revival in London, Mackintosh is aiming high for the Canadian production, which opens next July.
• Hank Williams Jr – His opening theme segment on tonight’s edition of ”Monday Night Football” (ESPN) will be filled by Detroit-based soul singer Jimmy Scott w/The Selected of God Gospel Choir. ESPN dumped Williams last week after he compared president Obama to Hitler during an interview on FOX News. An ESPN spokesman says the “MNF” opening spot will now look different each week. Williams’ “Are You Ready For Some Football?” intro had aired since 1989.
• Ke$ha – She’s joining forces with ‘Baby-G by Casio’ to create a signature line of wristwatches.
• Nirvana – Kurt Cobain’s 19-year-old artist-daughter Frances Bean has plunked down over $1.8 million for her own home in the Hollywood Hills, complete with a studio in the garage. The 1930 home was designed by Carl Jules Weyl, the art director of the classic film “Casablanca”.
• Rascal Flatts – Saturday night they were formally inducted into Nashville’s Grand Ole Opry.
• Snoop Dogg – He’s set to produce & play the ‘father figure’ in an upcoming NBC-TV family comedy written by TV veteran Don Reo (“Two-and-a-Half Men”, “My Wife & Kids”).
• System Of a Down – In an interview posted on YouTube, drummer John Dolmayan says the band will record a new album … but not for at least another year.

WORST SONGS OF THE 1980s:
What was the most horrendous hit of the ‘80s?  According to “Rolling Stone”, the most-hated hit may be the biggest blow-out ‘winner’ in the history of its ‘Readers Poll’. Here is their listing of the 10 least-loved …
10. Rick Astley – “Never Gonna Give You Up”
9. Taco – “Puttin’ On the Ritz”
8. Toni Basil – “Mickey”
7. Bobby McFerrin – “Don’t Worry Be Happy”
6. Falco – “Rock Me Amadeus”
5. Men Without Hats – “The Safety Dance”
4. Wham! – “Wake Me Up (Before You Go Go)”
3. Chris de Burgh – “The Lady in Red”
2. Europe – “The Final Countdown”
1. Starship – “We Built This City”
– ABC News

MULTI-TASKING BICYCLISTS BANNED:
City council in Chicago, Illinois has approved an ordinance that bars the use of cellphones for talking or texting … while cycling. In 2010 alone, cyclists in Chicago were involved in more than 1,600 crashes, in which 5 people were killed. Many of the incidents were the direct result of cyclists’ attention being diverted by phones. Once councilor claims she’s actually seen people riding and texting with both hands … and she’s not quite sure how they do that. From now on, technology-addicted two-wheelers in Chicago will be required to use a hands-free device or face fines. (Is it the physical act of texting that’s dangerous or the distraction?)
– “Chicago Tribune”

TUB STUNT:
The sport of ‘Extreme Jacuzzing’, involves sitting in a hot tub in the most extreme environments. In the past, the band of daredevils who invented this ‘sport’ has warmed up in a Jacuzzi at the top of an Alpine peak. For their latest stunt, they suspended a Jacuzzi 39 meters (128 feet) below a bridge in Switzerland, dangling 150 m (492 ft) above the ground. The 25 participants rappeled onto the platform to enjoy a breathtaking view, complete with champagne and cake. It took about 2,500 hours to plan the mission and 6 hours to assemble the makeshift hot-tub.
NET: http://www.jaccuzzi.ch/html/affichjacc.php?id=265
– News.com.au

SCHOOL SWIPE:
Washington County School District in Florida has had a problem in the past with inconsistent attendance. After weighing all the options, officials have decided to place finger scanners at a local high school entrance, where incoming students are scanned in each morning. The system will be moved to select school buses for a trial period to determine if that’s an even more efficient way to ensure students are accounted for. The program has been in place for about 2 months and, so far, attendance is up. (If they don’t wanna show up, is it really worth it?)
– Dvice.com

ILLEGAL HEINZ:
In an effort to promote healthy eating (and to protect traditional French cuisine), the government of France has largely banned ketchup from school and college cafeterias. Agriculture & Food Minister Bruno Le Maire says France must be an example to the world in the quality of its food, starting with its children. Ketchup is still allowed with french fries but putting it on veal or boeuf bourguignon is now a no-no at schools nationwide. Moreover, french fries can be offered only once a week, usually with ‘steak hache’ (burgers). But what happens if students dip their burgers in the ketchup that accompanies their fries? (Beware the food gendarmes!)
– “Los Angeles Times”

BS AMAZING FACTS:
• 35-year-old Herbert Chavez of the Philippines loves ‘Superman’ so much that he’s had numerous cosmetic surgeries to make himself look like the ‘Man of Steel’. Specifically, he’s had chin implants, rhinoplasty, lip injections, and hip implants.
– ComicsAlliance.com
• According to the National Cheer Safety Foundation, nearly 30,000 cheerleaders-a-year are treated for accidents in hospital emergency wards.
– “Globe & Mail”

BS CHRONOMETER 10.10.11

TODAY’S CELEBIRTHDAYS . . .
1954 [57] David Lee Roth, Bloomington IN, classic rock singer (Van Halen-“Panama”, “Jump”)/failed radio broadcaster

1967 [44] Mike Malinin, Washington DC, rock drummer (Goo Goo Dolls-“Give a Little Bit”, “Iris”)

1969 [42] Brett Favre, Gulfport MS, retired NFL QB (Minnesota Vikings 2009-10, NY Jets 2008-09, Green Bay Packers 1992-2007)/1996 Super Bowl Champion/3-time NFL MVP

1972 [39] Dean Roland, Stockbridge GA, rock singer/guitarist (Collective Soul-“December”, “Shine”)

1973 [38] Mario Lopez, San Diego CA, TV personality (“Kim’s Fairytale Wedding: A Kardashian Event” 2011, “Extra!” since 2007, “Dancing With the Stars” 2006, “Saved By the Bell” 1989-94)

1974 [37] Dale Earnhardt Jr, Kannapolis NC, NASCAR racing driver (2004 “Daytona 500” winner, 2000 “Winston Cup” winner)/sometime movie actor (“Cars”, “Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby”)/son of NASCAR legend Dale Earnhardt (1951-2001)

BS REASONS TO PARTY . . .
• “Angel Food Cake Day”, honoring the dessert every starving dieter touts as being ‘fat-free’ … just before inhaling it in its entirety.

• “Columbus Day” in America, commemorating  Christopher Columbus’ October 12th, 1492 ‘discovery of the New World’ … which had already been discovered by Vikings, Siberians, Aboriginals, Aztecs, and many others centuries before. It’s a holiday in DC and for all US federal employees, observed on the 2nd Monday in October since 1971.

• “Thanksgiving Day” in Canada, a yearly tradition since 1879. It was originally celebrated at the same time as the USA, but was eventually moved to the 2nd Monday of October to reflect the earlier harvest season.

• “World Mental Health Day”, a day for global mental health education and awareness. It was first celebrated in 1992 at the initiative of the World Federation for Mental Health, which operates in more than 150 countries.

TODAY’S MUSIC EVENTS . . .
1992 [19] HBO pays $20 million for the rights to broadcast Michael Jackson’s “Dangerous” concert from Bucharest, Romania

2001 [10] Former frontman Dennis DeYoung sues Styx for touring and singing his songs without him (he left in 1999 due to Chronic Fatigue Syndrome)

TODAY’S FIRSTS . . .
1966 [45] The floor game “Twister” is introduced by Milton Bradley (try the new ‘Hot Oil Edition’)

1983 [28] Tom Monaghan (Domino’s Pizza) becomes owner of the Detroit Tigers, promising that his team will win the next year’s World Series or the entire season is free (he proves to be right)

TODAY’S RECORD . . .
1976 [35] Greece’s 98-year-old Dimitrion Yordanidis becomes ‘Oldest Person to Complete a Marathon’ (he was even older when he finally finished 7 hours, 33 minutes later)

AND REMEMBER . . .
[Tues] Full ‘Hunters’ Moon
[Tues] Coming Out Day
[Tues] Face Your Fears Day
[Tues] “Last Man Standing” debuts (ABC)
[Tues] “Taylor Swift’s Journey to Fearless” DVD released
[Wed] Emergency Nurses Day
[Wed] International Moment of Frustration Scream Day
[Wed] Bring Your Teddy Bear To Work & School Day

THIS WEEK IS . . .
Build Your Business With Business Cards Week / Chestnut Week / Emergency Nurses Week / Fire Prevention Week / Kids’ Goal Setting Week / Metric Week / Pet Peeve Week / School Lunch Week / Work From Home Week / World Rainforest Week

BULL’S BITS

BEST OF BS:
A highlight bit culled from 18 years of “Bull Sheet” back issues …
BS SIGNS THAT YOUR REFRIGERATOR MAY NEED CLEANING:
• Your cheese log has become a Chia Pet.
• Cottage cheese or guacamole? You make the call.
• You don’t remember buying that green cotton candy.
• One glass of grape juice and you’re hammered!
• You haven’t had to buy penicillin in years.
– First published in “BS” 1996
NET: http://www.FreeRadioPrep.com

BS RANDOM JOKE:
An illegal alien, a Muslim and a Communist go into a bar. The bartender asks, “What can I get you, Mr President?”

BS U-PICK TRIVIA:
Assuming you are an average woman, how long does it take to use up your height in lipstick?
a. 5 years. [CORRECT]
b. 10 years.
c. 20 years.
– Halife.com

BS PHONE STARTER:
What celebrity would you most like to sit next to on an airline flight? Given the choice of 10 options in a FlightNetwork.com poll …
• Americans picked Oprah Winfrey 38%, Barack Obama 20%, Tina Fey 11%.
• Brits opted for Kate Middleton 23%, chef Jamie Oliver 16%, Queen Elizabeth II 15%.
• Canadians selected Celine Dion 24%, David Suzuki 20%, comedian Russell Peters 16%.
– TheStar.com

BS WATER COOLER QUESTION:
Today’s Question: Seems odd, but a significant number of us say we prefer to eat THIS food cold.
Answer to Give Out Next Show: 15% prefer pizza served cold … or at least room temp.

BS DEEP THOUGHT:
Kindness is like a boomerang … it always comes back.

BS FRESH MEAT:
Jason Sonser @ 91 X [CJLX Loyalist College] Belleville, Ontario; Michael Landsberg @ Vinyl 95.3 [CING] Hamilton, Ontario; Andreas Thiemann @ Kudu FM 103.5, Windhoek, Namibia; Olivia Ong @ Kristal FM, Darussalam, Brunei; Ryan Mochoruk @ 104.9 The Wolf [CFWF] Regina, Saskatchewan. Welcome, all!


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