Monday, October 11, 2010        Edition: #4361
Here’s More Bull Roar!

WEEKEND TABLOID & BLOG BS:
• “Entertainment Weekly” has released its annual list of the ‘50 Most Powerful Entertainers’. Lady Gaga ranks at #2, behind only actor Johnny Depp. Other music-related celebs in the top 10 include Simon Cowell (#4), and Eminem (#10).
NET: http://www.ew.com/ew/article/0,,20432613,00.html
– EW.com
• “Forbes” magazine has unveiled its annual list of the ‘World’s 100 Most Powerful Women’. Lady Gaga is ranked at #7 and Beyoncé is #9 on a list that also includes US First Lady Michelle Obama (#1), Oprah Winfrey (#3), US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (#5), and TV personality Ellen DeGeneres (#10).
NET: http://bit.ly/c363na
– Forbes.com
• Warner Bros has scrapped plans to give Part 1 of the final ‘Harry Potter’ movie a 3-D makeover. But it’s more to do with timing than art. A studio rep has confirmed the 3-D conversion couldn’t be completed in time for the movie’s November 19th release. As a result, the film makes history by becoming the first major motion picture to cancel a previously announced 3-D release. Part 2 of “Deathly Hallows” will definitely get the 3-D treatment in time for its release next Summer.
– ContactMusic.com
• 44-year-old actress Halle Berry has reportedly stepped up her rumored romance with 44-year-old French actor Olivier Martinez (“Unfaithful”) by introducing him to her mother in Los Angeles. The twosome first became an item while shooting the movie “Dark Tide” (coming in 2011) in South Africa and now it seems Berry is willing to take the rumored relationship to the next level.
– People.com
• 39-year-old actress Denise Richards is writing an autobiography in which she promises to tell all about her journey from small-town Illinois to Hollywood, her tumultuous marriage & divorce from actor Charlie Sheen, and her life since as a single mom. The currently untitled memoir is expected to be released next July. Richards says she wants to write ‘a heartfelt, honest book that will be a source of hope for others going through difficult times’. As well as income.
– CTV.ca
• Musician Ben Harper (“Live From the Montréal International Jazz Festival”) has reportedly stunned actress Laura Dern (“Jurassic Park” movies) by filing for divorce late Friday afternoon. The 2-time Grammy winner filed legal docs citing irreconcilable differences and is asking that Dern be denied spousal support. The papers claim Harper & Dern separated back in January but people connected with the couple, who married in 2005, say they’ve been living and traveling together throughout this year and appeared to be intimate as recently as last week.
– TMZ.com

TODAY’S SHOW BIZ SKED:
• “Chelsea Lately” – Trace Adkins (“Cowboy’s Back in Town”).
• “Ellen DeGeneres Show” (syndicated/A Channel) – Broken Bells (“Broken Bells”).
• “Jimmy Kimmel Live” (ABC/CityTV) – The XX (“XX”).
• “Last Call With Carson Daly” (NBC) – The Walkmen (“Lisbon”).
• “Late Show With David Letterman” (CBS/Omni) – Mark Ronson w/Q-Tip & MNDR.
• “Lopez Tonight” (TBS) – Enrique Iglesias (“Euphoria”).
• “Tavis Smiley” (PBS) – Serj Tankian (“Imperfect Harmonies”).
• “Tonight Show With Jay Leno” (NBC/A Channel) – Travie McCoy (“Lazarus”).
• “The View” (ABC/CTV) – Taio Cruz (“Rokstarr”).

BS MUSIC NOTES:
• Alan Jackson – He sold out all 4 concerts planned for March 2011 in Australia shortly after tickets went on sale Friday, so an additional performance has been added due to demand.
• Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band – Max Weinberg reveals to “Fancast” that he underwent open heart surgery earlier this year, which contributed to his decision to split with Conan O’Brien and not join his upcoming TBS talk show. The drummer had valve repair surgery just 2 weeks after O’Brien’s final “Tonight Show” for NBC-TV.
• John Lennon – Saturday, on the 70th anniversary of his birth, his first wife Cynthia (71) and son Julian (47) unveiled the 18-foot ‘European Peace Monument’ in Liverpool UK in his honor.
• Katy Perry – She’s revealed on Twitter she’ll announce her upcoming tour plans behind her sophomore album “Teenage Dream” today. She recently shot the video for “Firework”, the 3rd single off the album.
• Rolling Stones – 66-year-old Keith Richards has spent 3 years writing his memoir called “Life”, which will be published at the end of the month. In it he admits that he carried guns for protection when he went to buy drugs at the height of his addiction. And he still carries a 4-inch knife tucked in his belt to deal with muggers.
• Taylor Swift – Her former manager has filed a lawsuit claiming he’s owed millions in commissions for playing a key role in building her career before she signed with Nashville-based Big Machine Records. Dan Dymtrow, who managed her in 2004-05, has filed the suit in NYC.

LAPTOP THIGH:
A portable computer may be called a ‘laptop’, but there could be a price to pay for using it on your lap regularly, say dermatologists. The heat generated by the underside of the machines is enough to cause a nasty rash, especially if used against bare skin for hours at a time. The journal “Pediatrics” cites the case of a 12-year-old who developed discolored skin after playing games for hours. Not to worry … the symptoms seem to be reversible and the rash should cause no lasting ill-effects. (Here’s a helpful solution … put some pants on!)
– HecklerSpray.com

VARIEGATED VEGETABLE:
A new purple potato that growers claim is healthier than the standard variety is now beginning to show up in supermarkets. The ‘Purple Majesty’ has a distinctive deep color both inside and out and contains up to 10 times the level of the antioxidant ‘anthocyanins’ compared with white potatoes. It was developed at Colorado State University from a traditional variety. Despite its unusual appearance, the potato is not genetically modified. (It may be good for you … but it sure looks ugly with gravy on it.)
– ScienceDaily.com

GONNA MAKE YOU SWEAT:
The adage ‘men perspire, women glow’ is actually correct, according to Japanese researchers, who have found that men are much more efficient at sweating. One reason is that women have less body fluid so they can not lose as much as men. And previous studies have shown that men have a higher sweat output than women in part because testosterone is believed to enhance the sweating response. This could mean women suffer more in hot temperatures as sweating helps the body deal with heat. (On the upside …  they’re far less stinky.)
– Newsday.com

CRAPPY ENERGY:
About 200 Oxfordshire homes have become the first in the UK to make use of gas made from … their own human waste. As a renewable energy source, the ‘biomethane’ is delivered through the energy grid the same as any other natural gas. A rep for British Gas assures it has no odor and the whole process takes about 23 days from flush to finish. He suggests customers should be proud of taking part in the unusual recycling effort. (Should some people get discounts for productivity?)
– BBC.co.uk

BS AMAZING FACT:
1-in-10 babies born in Europe is conceived in an Ikea bed.
– “Daily Mail”

BS CHRONOMETER 10.11.10

TODAY’S CELEBIRTHDAYS . . .
1925 [85] Elmore Leonard, New Orleans LA, best-selling novelist whose stories get made into movies (“Out of Sight”, “Get Shorty”, “3:10 to Yuma”)

1949 [61] Daryl Hall (Hohl), Pottstown PA, oldies singer (Hall & Oates-“Maneater”, “Kiss On My List”)

1961 [49] Steve Young, Salt Lake City UT, NFL analyst (ESPN)/former NFL QB (1994 Super Bowl XXIX MVP-San Francisco 49ers)/Pro Football Hall of Fame (2005)

1962 [48] Joan Cusack, NYC, movie actress (“Toy Story 3”, “School of Rock”)/actor John Cusack’s sister

1968 [42] Jane Krakowski, Parsippany NJ, TV actress (‘Jenna Maroney’ on “30 Rock” since 2006)/Broadway actress (Tony Award-“Nine”, “Grand Hotel”)

1976 [34] Emily Deschanel, LA CA, TV actress (‘Dr Temperance ‘Bones’ Brennan’ on “Bones” since 2005)

1985 [25] Michelle Trachtenberg, NYC, movie actress (“Black Christmas”)/ former TV actress (“Buffy the Vampire Slayer” 2000-03)

1989 [21] Michelle Wie [‘wee’], Honolulu HI, 6′-1”pro golf phenom who began playing at age 4/youngest female to make the cut in a male pro tour event, at age 16 (2006 SK Telecom Open)

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

• “Dessert Day”, honoring the tasty treat that tops off dinner. Nowadays just 14% of families regularly consume dessert, as opposed to 24% only 2 decades ago. But that number may be a little misleading because studies show that younger people (under 45) eat dessert foods more often, occasionally having them in place of regular meals.

• “International African Diaspora Day”, the 3rd annual to foster awareness, appreciation, and support of the creative and artistic talents of African descendants who have spread throughout the world.

• “Kick Butt Day”, observed annually on the 2nd Monday of October, a day to commit to kicking ourselves in the butt to take action on goals we’ve set and not achieved, actions we’ve committed to and not taken, promises we’ve made and not kept, excuses we’ve created that have us stalled and difficulties we’ve faced and not overcome.

• “National Coming Out Day”, a day to ‘announce your sexuality and be proud of it’, sponsored by the Human Rights Campaign to encourage gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people to ‘Talk About It’ with their families and friends.
NET: http://www.hrc.org/issues/ncod.asp

• “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.

THIS DAY IN SHOW BIZ . . .
1975 [35] “Saturday Night Live” debuts on NBC-TV, hosted by comedian George Carlin

1975 [35] Bill & Hillary Clinton wed in Fayetteville, Arkansas (it’s their Styrofoam Anniversary!)

TODAY’S MUSIC EVENT . . .
1997 [13] Elton John’s “Candle In the Wind 1997” debuts at #1 on pop singles charts (goes on to become biggest-selling single of all-time)

TODAY’S FIRST. . .
1919 [91] 1st ‘In-Flight Meals’ served by an airline (box lunches on a KLM flight from London to Paris)

1952 [58] 1st televised hockey game in Canada (Detroit at Montréal)

TODAY’S RECORDS . . .
1972 [38] Australian Michael Gallen devours record 63 bananas in 10 minutes, live on TV

1987 [23] ‘World’s Largest Pizza’ is cut into 94,248 slices (Havana, Florida)

1992 [18] Deion Sanders plays pro football AND pro baseball on the same day, for the Atlanta Falcons (NFL) and the Atlanta Braves (MLB)

2007 [03] The record high of the Dow Jones Industrial Average occurs at 14,198 points

COMING UP . . .
[Tues] International Moment of Frustration Scream Day
[Tues] Free Thought Day
[Tues] Face Your Fears Day
[Wed] Emergency Nurses Day
[Wed] International Day for Natural Disaster Reduction
[Thurs] Be Bald & Be Free Day
[Thurs] World Sight Day

THIS WEEK IS . . .
Chestnut Week / Emergency Nurses Week / Food Bank Week / Home-Based Business Week / Kids’ Goal Setting Week / Metric Week / School Lunch Week / Take Your Medicine Week / World Rainforest Week

BULL’S BITS

BEST OF BS:
A highlight bit culled from 17 years of “Bull Sheet” back issues …
WHAT YOUR FAVORITE COLOR SAYS ABOUT YOU:
• Black – Dignified and impressive without being showy, you want to give the appearance of mystery but you may also have hidden depths and inner longings.
• Blue – Blue fans are patient, persevering, conscientious, sensitive and self-controlled. You like to be admired for your steady character and wisdom.
• Green – It is usually preferred by the gentle and sincere. Greens are generally frank, community-minded people, fairly sociable but preferring peace at any price.
• Orange – Appeals to the flamboyant and fun-loving person who likes a lively social life. Orange people may be inclined to dramatize a bit, but are generally good-natured and popular.
• Pink – Women who prefer pink tend to be maternal. Pink people desire protection, special treatment, and a sheltered life. You require affection and like to feel loved and secure.
• Purple – Unconventional, tolerant, and dignified, you are likely to achieve positions of authority. Purples are individualists with a strong desire to be unique and different.
• Red – Favored by those who are outgoing, aggressive, vigorous, and impulsive … or who would like to be. Red lovers can be abrupt at times, quick to judge people and take sides.
• White – It symbolizes a desire for simplicity or the simple life. It can also indicate a desire for perfection and impossible ideals.
• Yellow – A favorite of the adventurous who are searching for novelty and self-fulfillment. A sunny and shrewd personality, you have a good business head and a strong sense of humor.
– “The Healing Power of Color” by Betty Wood
NET: http://www.FreeRadioPrep.com

BS PHONE STARTER:
17-year-old former “Hannah Montana” star Miley Cyrus has come under fire from concerned parental groups over her racy new music video, “Who Owns My Heart?”, in which she can be seen writhing scantily-clad on a bed. Does she have an obligation to serve as a role model to her millions of tween-age fans or should she be free to do whatever she wants?

BS RANDOM JOKE:
Flying is the second greatest experience known to humanity. Landing is the first.

BS WATER COOLER QUESTION:
Today’s Question: According to a new report, the most popular people are more likely to get THIS first.
Answer to Give Out Next Show: The flu. (CNN.com)

BS DEEP THOUGHT:
When you don’t know where you’re going, every road will take you there.


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