Wednesday, October 13, 2010        Edition: #4363
Sweet Sheet!

BS SHOW BIZ BUZZ:
Celeb attorney Gloria Allred says 26-year-old former NY Jets sideline reporter (and “Playboy” model) Jenn Sterger may opt for a financial settlement from 41-year-old Brett Favre, who’s under investigation by the NFL over allegations he ‘sexted’ her back when he was the Jets QB (oops, someone should have retired before this BS hit the fan!) . . . 30-year-old actress Minka Kelly (“Friday Night Lights”) has been named the ‘Sexiest Woman Alive’ by “Esquire” magazine’s annual ranking in the November issue (uh, who?) . . . Even though 11-year acting couple Courteney Cox & David Arquette have revealed they separated weeks ago, they’ve agreed to stay friends for the sake of – their movie “Scream 4” (they met on the set of the first “Scream” in 1996) . . . “NY Daily News” reports Oprah Winfrey visited the Jackson family’s Encino CA compound on the weekend to interview Michael Jackson’s parents, Katherine & Joe, as well as his 3 children for an upcoming “Oprah” episode (trying to nail big shows for her final season?) . . . 40-year-old actor Matt Damon is about to add another female to his household – his wife Luciana Barrosa is expecting yet another baby girl (adding to their current 2 and her 1 via a previous marriage) . . . It’s been announced that 73-year-old Morgan Freeman will be honored with the American Film Institute’s ‘Lifetime Achievement Award’ next June, saluting his 40-year acting career (will they have the ‘voice of God’ narrate his own tribute?) . . . And an insider claims “Twilight Saga” couple Robert Pattinson & Kristen Stewart are planning a ‘commitment ceremony’ to be performed by a New Orleans voodoo priestess and they’re also going to get – matching tattoos on their hips (‘Left’ and ‘Right’? ‘Front’ and ‘Back’?).

TODAY’S SHOW BIZ SKED:
• “Ellen DeGeneres Show” (syndicated/A Channel) – Bret Michaels (“Custom Built”).
• “Jimmy Kimmel Live” (ABC/CityTV) – Mark Ronson (“Record Collection”).
• “Late Night With Jimmy Fallon” (NBC/A Channel) – My Morning Jacket (“Evil Urges”).
• “Lopez Tonight” (TBS) – Usher (“Versus”).
• “Tonight Show With Jay Leno” (NBC/A Channel) – MIA (“Maya”).

BS MUSIC NOTES:
• Eminem – He says he’s a family man who checks his profanity at the door when he comes home to his daughters. He adds that it isn’t his job to shield young fans from the language in his lyrics. He says their parents should … act like parents.
• Iggy Pop – A planned bio-pic about him has apparently been put on ice because he doesn’t want to do any promotion for it. The film, which would have starred Elijah Wood, was scheduled for pre-production later this year
• Lady Gaga – Her first fragrance for Coty Inc is expected to hit stores in 2012. TMZ reports the company has filed trademark paperwork to protect the name ‘Monster’.
• Lenny Kravitz – His music will be featured throughout the 2010-11 NBA season on TNT, including a new single, “Come On Get It”, that’s slated for his new album next year.
• Melissa Etheridge – Her former partner of 9 years, Tammy Lynn Michaels, alleges Etheridge has left her so broke, she can’t even afford to buy food for their 2 kids. This is called negotiating.

BS CUTTING-EDGE VOCAB:
New terms leaking into the lingo …
• ‘Dad Dancing’ – The twitchy moves a bad dancer makes when he keeps doing the same thing over and over.
• ‘Nature-Deficit Disorder’ – A yearning for nature, or an ignorance of the natural world, caused by a lack of time spent outdoors, particularly in rural settings.
• ‘Nevertirees’ – A survey of more than 2,000 wealthy people in 20 countries finds that 60% plan to work past retirement age. Barclays Wealth, which conducted the poll, coined the new term.

MASTERING THE ART OF PERSUASION:
A few tricks for getting your way every time …
• Get the task started yourself, then ask someone if they wouldn’t mind finishing the job.
• Use the magic word ‘imagine’, as in: “Imagine how relieved we’ll be if we get this done.”
• Studies show using the word ‘we’ is far more productive in persuading people than the word ‘I’.
• Stress potential losses. We’re more persuaded by the risk of losing something than of gaining.
• Be the first to do a good deed. Most people are psychologically conditioned to return a favor.
• Ask for more than you need, then ‘settle’ for what you really want to ask for.
• Make them laugh. By laughing at something, people are acknowledging that it is true.
– Condensed from WomansDay.com

FROM THE BS POLL VAULT:
A statistical breakdown of life by the numbers …
• 76% of us say that showing tattoos at work is ‘unprofessional’.
• 50% of Generation X-ers (30-45) have a social-networking profile online.
• 45% of us have traveled on vacation on our own.
• 40% of us still read a newspaper every day, either online or in print.
• 34% of women 18-to-49 take a nap every day.
• 23% of women say men can’t help gawking at other women.

HIGH SCHOOL DROPOUTS WHO FOUND SUCCESS ANYWAY:
• Kemmons Wilson, founder of the Holiday Inn hotel chain.
• Dave Thomas, founder of Wendy’s restaurants.
• Peter Jennings, late anchorman for ABC News.
• Richard Branson, Britain’s ‘rebel billionaire’ who’s behind Virgin industries.
• James Naismith, the Canadian inventor of basketball, who quit school at 15.
• Walt Disney, who dropped out of school at 16 to enlist for WWI but was rejected.
• John D Rockefeller, the richest man in history by some calculations.
What all of the above had in common was complete dedication to success and the willingness to work hard. Several of them went back to formalize their education in later years.
– Excerpted from “Mental Floss Magazine”

A TAD EARLY PERHAPS?
New research shows that 7% of babies and toddlers now have their very own email address. And fully 92% of kids have some sort of online presence by their 2nd birthday. A new survey of some 2,200 mothers in 10 countries by Internet security firm AVG has also found a third of moms have even uploaded their babies’ ultrasound images. (A lot of celebrity types seem to need to videotape the actual conception and release it online.)
– “TIME Magazine”

FOODS THAT BOOST YOUR MOOD:
Feel better fast with these healthy pick-me-up foods, according to dietitian Susan Kleiner, author of “The Good Mood Diet” …
• Brazil Nuts – High in selenium, proven to boost mood and mental performance.
• Fish – Depressed people often lack DHA, an omega-3 fatty acid that’s found in oily fishes.
• Fruits & Vegetables – High in phytochemicals, which improve the health of your brain cells.
• Milk – Contains tryptophan, which is a building block for feel-good serotonin in the brain.
• Raw Chocolate – High in pick-me-up chemicals without any negative side effects.
– Condensed from “Best Health Magazine”

FOR THE RECORD:
The longest time between conception and birth of a human embryo has been 13 years. That record has now been blown away by the recent live birth of a boy who was conceived … 20 years ago. The 42-year-old mother of the boy, who is not named, began trying to get pregnant using IVF 10 years ago. At the time, she & her husband received leftover embryos from a couple who had themselves undergone IVF successfully. Thing is, they did this back in 1990, meaning the  record-setting boy just born has a sibling out there somewhere who was conceived at the same time … but is 20 years younger. (Oh man, life’s getting complicated!)
– PopSci.com

BS AMAZING BODY FACTS:
• Our eyes are always the same size from birth.
• Every person has a unique tongue-print.
• If all your DNA was stretched out, it would reach the Moon … 6,000 times.
• Blood is 92% water; your brain is 75% water; your muscles are 75% water.
• We actually do not see with our eyes; we see with our brains. The eyes are basically the cameras of the brain.
– DidYouKnow.org

BS CHRONOMETER 10.13.10

TODAY’S CELEBIRTHDAYS . . .
1942 [68] Jerry Jones, LA CA, petroleum businessman/NFL owner (Dallas Cowboys)

1959 [51] Marie Osmond, Ogden UT, Las Vegas entertainer (“Donny & Marie”)/TV personality (“Dancing With the Stars” 2007)/pop-country singer (“Paper Roses”)

1962 [48] Kelly Preston, Honolulu HI, movie actress (“Broken Bridges”, “Jerry McGuire”)/Mrs John Travolta since 1991

1967 [43] Kate Walsh, San Jose CA, TV actress (‘Dr Addison Montgomery’ on “Private Practice” since 2007, ‘Dr Addison Montgomery‘ on “Grey’s Anatomy” 2005-07)

1969 [41] Rhett Akins, Valdosta GA, country singer (“Don’t Get Me Started”, “That Ain’t My Truck”)

1971 [39] Sacha Baron Cohen, London UK, movie actor (“Bruno”, “Borat”)/TV comedian (“Da Ali G Show” 2003-04)

1971 [39] Billy Bush, Killingworth CT, TV host (“Access Hollywood” since 2004, “Miss Universe” 2009, “Today Show” 2001-08)/first cousin of George W Bush

1980 [30] Ashanti (Douglas), Glen Cove NY, R&B singer (“Only U”, “Foolish”)/movie actress (“Resident Evil: Extinction”, “Coach Carter”)

BS REASONS TO PARTY . . .
• “Bring Your Teddy Bear to Work & School Day”, a great idea that’s sure to be soothing and supportive as well as impressive to your peers. We’re sure it won’t lead to endless mocking throughout the day, will it?

• “English Language Day”, celebrating the date in 1362 when the Chancellor of the United Kingdom opened Parliament with a speech in English for the first time, a landmark in its development as a world language. English is now considered by many to be THE world language, and is often the second language of choice in non-English countries. (Interesting how some of us are convinced all foreigners will understand it if we just speak it loudly enough.)

• “Face Your Fears Day”, a day to ‘fess up about your personal phobias that hold you back and confront them head on. Some of the most common fears include creepy creatures (bugs, mice, snakes, and bats); heights; water; enclosed spaces; tunnels & bridges; crowds; and public speaking. But what about bigger life issues such as fear of dying; fear of loneliness; fear of failure; and fear of rejection?
NET: http://www.faceyourfearstoday.com

• “International Day for Natural Disaster Reduction”, an annual UN observance on the 2nd Wednesday of October. So how’s it working so far?
NET: http://www.un.org/depts/dhl/disaster/

• “International Emergency Nurses Day”, saluting the dedication and commitment of ER nursing professionals, who bring care, comfort, and compassion to patients.

• “International Skeptics Day”. We’re not sure there’s really any point to this or that it accomplishes anything at all really.

TODAY’S FIRSTS . . .
1903 [107] Boston Pilgrims (Red Sox) beat Pittsburgh Pirates 5 games-to-3 to win the 1st ‘World Series’ (best of 9)

1983 [27] 1st ‘Cellular Telephone System’ introduced (John Edwards, the Brit who invented the cellphone in the 1960s, was refused a start-up loan from a bank manager who told him it wouldn’t catch on because people would ‘never want to carry a phone in their pocket’.)

TODAY’S RECORD . . .
1992 [18] Air France supersonic jetliner sets record for ‘Fastest Circumnavigation of the Globe’ (33 hours)

COMING UP . . .
[Thurs] Be Bald & Be Free Day
[Thurs] World Sight Day
[Fri] Bosses Day
[Fri] International Day of Rural Women
[Fri] Mammography Day
[Fri] Grouch Day
[Fri]  “Conviction”; “Jackass 3D”; “RED” open in movie theaters
This Week Is … Getting the World to Beat a Path to Your Door Week
This Month Is … Class Reunion Month

BULL’S BITS

BS REJECTED CRAYON COLORS:
• ‘Melanoma Tan’.
• ‘Klan White’
• ‘Found in a Diaper Gold’
• ‘Flu Phlegm Green’
• ‘Fast Food Burger Gray’
• ‘Los Angeles Air Brown’
• ‘Time o’ the Month’
• ‘Spank Me Pink’

MORE REAL BUT REALLY WEIRD HEADLINES:
Like Jay Leno’s ‘Headlines’, only funny ….
• ‘Police Charge One-Armed Man With Unarmed Robbery’
• ‘Tiger Woods Plays With Own Balls, Nike Says’
• ‘Statistics Show Teen Pregnancy Drops Off Dramatically After Age 25’
• ‘Attorney Accidentally Sues Himself’
• ‘Hispanics Ace Spanish Tests’
• ‘Nude Man Thought Elevator Was Shower’
• ‘City Unsure Why Sewer Smells’
• ‘Home School Student Suspended’
• ‘Federal Agents Raid Gun Shop, Find Weapons’
• ‘Man Eats Underwear to Beat Breathalyzer’
– Maxim.com

BS PHONE STARTER:
Which of your 5 senses is most erotic? (In a sensuality poll most men selected ‘sight’, while most women said the biggest turn-on is ‘touch’.)

TRUTH OR BS?
Some of the following statements are true; some are total BS. Which are which?
• The average human body contains enough plutonium to make a nuclear bomb. [BS. But there is enough phosphorous to make 2,200 match heads!]
• When you sneeze, it can cloud your brain and affect your thinking for up to 40 seconds. [True.  Experts say many car wrecks and industrial accidents are caused by a single sneeze.]
• There’s a species of turtle in Jamaica that can fly. [BS, unless you score really potent ganja.]
• The average person spends 2 weeks of their lifetime waiting for traffic lights to change. [True.]

BS RANDOM JOKE:
40% of morons struggle with math; the other 70% of us don’t have a problem with it.

BS WATER COOLER QUESTION:
Today’s Question: A new smartphone app is being created to help you avoid THIS automotive expense.
Answer to Give Out Next Show: Roadkill.

BS DEEP THOUGHT:
Smile … it confuses people!


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