Tuesday, October 13, 2015        Edition: #5348

Sweet Sheet!

★ “Game Of Thrones” author George RR Martin has announced a pilot script order from Cinemax (HBO’s sister channel) for a new TV series based on “The Skin Trade”, a werewolf novella he published in 1989. The story was hailed by critics at the time as one of the best werewolf stories ever written. Martin will executive produce the series alongside “Once Upon A Time” writer Kalinda Vazquez who will also pen the script. Martin is unable to write it himself due to his commitment to the next “Game of Thrones” book.
– ContactMusic.com
★ 52-year-old Hollywood icon Johnny Depp says he’s surprised by the success of his daughter Lily-Rose. He admits he never dreamed his now 16-year-old daughter would follow him into the movie biz. She’s already made a cameo appearance in the Kevin Smith-directed comedy “Tusk” and been cast alongside Natalie Portman in “Planetarium” (2016). Quote: “Her becoming actress was never my hope or dream for her but that’s what she enjoys doing. So I am very proud of her because she is super together and a sharp, sharp kid.”
– Bang Showbiz
★ The Rolling Stones are not only legends onstage, they go super hard offstage too and their tour rider proves it. The Stones recently wrapped another world tour and one thing they insisted on at each stop … the hotel bar cannot close. Some of their other kick-ass requests …
– Blacked out windows, so they can party as long as they want.
– Extra butlers, for massive room service requests.
– After hours dry cleaning, for when things get messy.
– And perhaps most telling of all, considering their ages … written instructions on how to use all the electronics in each hotel room.
– TMZ.com

• “BET Hip-Hop Awards” (BET) – Tonight Snoop Dogg hosts the pre-recorded gala in Atlanta GA. Performers include Fetty Wap, Kid Ink, Rich Homie Quan, TI, and Young Dro. The ‘I Am Hip Hop Award’ is presented to legendary rapper Scarface.
• “Conan” (TBS/CTV) – Dawes (“All Your Favorite Bands”). Rerun.
• “Ellen DeGeneres Show” (syndicated/CTV2) – Rob Thomas (“The Great Unknown”).
• “Good Morning America” (ABC) – Joe Jonas & Charlie Puth announce the initial nominees for the 2015 American Music Awards. The next batch will be announced on the AMAs’ Snapchat account. The awards are handed out in Los Angeles CA on November 22nd.
• “Last Call With Carson Daly” (NBC) – Melanie Martinez (“Cry Baby”).
• “Late Late Show With James Corden” (CBS/M3) – Franz Ferdinand & Sparks (“FFS”).
• “Late Night With Seth Meyers” (NBC/CTV) – Craig Finn (“Faith In the Future”).
• “Live With Kelly & Michael” (syndicated/CTV) – Guest co-host Ciara (“Jackie”).
• “Meredith Vieira” (syndicated) – Sara Bareilles (“Waitress, Sounds Like Me, and What’s Inside”).
• “So You Think You Can Dance” – Tonight at the Verizon Theatre in Grand Prairie, Texas a 70-city cast tour begins, reuniting Season 12’s top 10 finalists. The tour continues into Canada after the US leg wraps December 29th in Boise, Idaho.
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• “Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” (NBC/CTV2) – Country singers Charles Kelley (Lady Antebellum), Dierks Bentley, and Eric Paslay perform “The Driver”.
• “The Voice” (NBC/CTV2) – In “The Battles Premiere – Part 2”, John Fogerty, Brad Paisley, Selena Gomez, and Missy Elliott again help the coaches.

• Aerosmith – Lawyers for Steven Tyler are threatening to sue Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump if he continues to ignore requests to stop using the band’s 1973 hit “Dream On” at political rallies. Tyler’s legal reps initially fired off a cease-and-desist notice in August.
• Elvis Costello – Today his memoir “Unfaithful Music & Disappearing Ink” is being published. A companion 38-track, 2-CD compilation, “Unfaithful Music & Soundtrack”, is due out October 23rd. The album includes hits, rarities, and 2 previously-unreleased titles.
• Jimi Hendrix – Representatives of his estate are suing a guitar shop for the return of one of the music icon’s instruments. Experience Hendrix LLC is demanding that Rainbow Guitars in Tucson, Arizona hand over a Black Widow acoustic guitar. It was found to be missing in 2014 when an auction house called to authenticate its sale.
• One Direction – Louis Tomlinson has registered a name for his new record label which he intends to launch when the boy-band goes on hiatus next March. He’s filed papers to secure the moniker Triple Strings Ltd.
• Sam Smith – He says he’s ”still very single”. While he had a short-lived fling with American dancer Jonathan Zeizel earlier this year he now says he’s just not yet ready for a relationship. Quote: ”At the moment I’m trying to hang on to a relationship with me and my family and my friends.”
• Snoop Dogg – He’s set to feature in a new reality TV show alongside Jermaine Dupri, Bryan ‘Birdman’ Williams, and Jay Z’s former business partner Damon Dash. The as-yet-untitled series documents how they balance their professional and personal lives. The 8-episode series is scheduled to begin shooting in LA this November for airing on BET next year.

Out today on DVD, Netflix, Google Play and/or other video providers …
• “The Gallows” ( R-Rated Horror Thriller ): 20 years after a horrific accident during a school play, students resurrect the failed show in a misguided attempt to honor the anniversary of the tragedy. They soon discover that some things are better left alone. Stars newcomers Reese Mishler, Pfeifer Brown, Ryan Shoos, Cassidy Gifford.
• “San Andreas” (  PG-13 Action Thriller ): Dwayne Johnson stars as a rescue-chopper pilot who makes a dangerous journey across California in the aftermath of a massive earthquake in order to save his estranged daughter. Along the way he helps rescue many, many others. Co-stars Carla Gugino, Alexandra Daddario.
• “Tomorrowland” ( PG Action Adventure ) – Brad Bird (“Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol”) directs, George Clooney & Britt Robertson co-star, and the two reluctant partners in this deadly adventure find themselves traveling to a place caught between time and space. Yes, the film shares its title with a Disney theme park; just don’t expect something Disney-fied.
• Also released today: “Ascension: A Miniseries Event” (SyFy Channel); “Ballet Boys” (Documentary); “Baseball Legends” (Documentary); “Bates Motel: Season 3” (TV); “The Bionic Woman: The Complete Series” (Vintage TV); “The Civil War 25th Anniversary Commemorative Edition” (PBS Documentary Series); “The Following: The Complete Series” (TV); “Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce: Season 1” (TV); “Heroes: The Complete Series” (TV); “James Bond Gadgets” (History Channel Documentary); “Justified: The Complete Series” (TV); “Mad Men: The Complete Collection” (TV); “The 100: The Complete 2nd Season” (TV); and “The Six Million Dollar Man: The Complete Series” (Vintage TV).

A guide to men, based on their pooches …
• Akita: Quiet, strong, independent & stubborn. He’s domineering and should be taught to lighten up.
• Beagle: Very high-strung. Any physical activity the two of you can do together in and out of the bedroom, all the better.
• Boston Terrier: Outgoing, extremely energetic. Possesses a wild side.
• Boxer: Sweet and sensitive.
• Bulldog: Snappy & immature. May need to learn some table manners.
• Golden Retriever: Loves everything and everyone.
• Greyhound: Fiercely independent, but loves creature comforts.
• Labrador Retriever: Energetic, active and social. May get into mischief if he’s bored.
• Poodle: Intelligent and impeccably well-dressed.
• Rottweiler: Bossy. You must help him to quell his suspicions.
• Mutt: Complex personality. Scattered and insecure and needs reassurance but he’s worth it.
(With both men and dogs … it’s how they’re trained that counts.)
– “Animal Fair Magazine”

✗ Gambler’s Fallacy – This is the tendency to believe that future events are affected by past events. For example, you may think that because you flipped heads 5 times in a row you are more likely to flip tails when in reality the odds haven’t changed.
✗ Hindsight Bias – You have a tendency to see past events as being predictable at the time they happened when in fact they most often were not.
✗ IKEA Effect – People tend to place disproportionally high levels of preference toward objects that they have at least partially assembled themselves.
✗ Information Bias – You tend to want as much info as possible before making a decision even if that information is irrelevant to making the decision.
✗ Spotlight Effect – This is our tendency to overestimate the amount to which other people notice our actions and behaviors.
– Adapted from List25.com

• Movie director Quentin Tarantino still records films from TV on VHS cassettes.
– “The Independent”
• Brit Shakespearean actor Brian Blessed delivered a baby in a park, bit through the umbilical cord and then licked the infant’s face clean.
– BBC News


1942 [73] Jerry Jones, LA CA, NFL Owner-General Manager (Dallas Cowboys)

1947 [68] Sammy Hagar, Salinas CA, rock singer (Chickenfoot-“Oh Yeah”, Van Halen 1985 to 1996-“Why Can’t This Be Love”)

1959 [56] Marie Osmond, Ogden UT, Las Vegas entertainer (“Donny & Marie”)/TV personality (“Dancing With the Stars” 2007)/pop-country singer (“Paper Roses”)

1962 [53] Kelly Preston (Palzis), Honolulu HI, movie actress (“Jerry McGuire”)/Mrs John Travolta since 1991  UP NEXT: The movie “Gotti: In the Shadow of My Father”.

1964 [51] Matt Walsh, Chicago IL, TV actor (‘Mike McLintock’ on “Veep” since 2012).

1967 [48] Kate Walsh, San Jose CA, TV actress (“Bad Judge” 2014-15, “Private Practice” 2007-13, “Grey’s Anatomy” 2005-07)

1969 [46] Rhett Akins, Valdosta GA, country singer (“Don’t Get Me Started”)/The Peach Pickers (“I Don’t Want This Night to End”)

1971 [44] Sacha Baron Cohen, London UK, movie actor (“Bruno”, “Borat”)

1971 [44] Billy Bush, Killingworth CT, TV host (“Access Hollywood” since 2004)

1980 [35] Ashanti (Douglas), Glen Cove NY, R&B singer (“Foolish”)/movie actress (“Resident Evil: Extinction”)

• “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.

• “Face Your Fears Day”, saluting those who’ve conquered their phobias and encouraging others to do the same. A few truly odd fears, as found in the “Encyclopedia of Phobias, Fears and Anxieties” …
– ‘Pentheraphobia’ … fear of your mother-in-law.
– ‘Deipnophobia’ … fear of conversation while dining.
– ‘Hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia’ … fear of long words.
– ‘Didaskaleinophobia’ … fear of going to school.
– ‘Lutraphobia’ … fear of otters.
– ‘Arachibutyrophobia’ … fear of peanut butter sticking to the roof of your mouth.
– ‘Phobatrivaphobia’ … fear of trivia about phobias.

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

• “Silly Sayings Day”, an annual salute to interesting expressions, witty sayings, and odd catchphrases that come and go like fashion. A few faves …
– “Look what the cat dragged in!”
– “They’re living high on the hog.”
– “He’s like a bull in a china shop.”
– “Aw, horse feathers!”
– They’re just sitting around chewing the cud.”
– “Holy smokes!”
– “It’s all gone to pot.”
– “Gee Willikers!”
– “Dadgummit!”

2000 [15] The Eagles’ Don Henley is sued by a fan who claims the singer bashed her on the head with maracas after she tried to take his picture at an Arkansas concert

2014 [01] The Vatican issues a document indicating that the Catholic Church is taking a softer stance on non-traditional relationships, such as unmarried couples and same-sex unions

1990 [25] Mike Seipel sets a Guinness World Record in Jacksonville, Florida with a jump of 76 feet, 5 inches while waterskiing barefoot

2010 [05] The ‘Chilean Miners’ arrive at the surface after surviving a record 69 days underground in Copiapo, Chile awaiting rescue (all 33 survive what had become a worldwide fixation)

[Wed] Be Bald & Be Free Day
[Wed] Bring Your Teddy Bear to Work & School Day
[Wed] Stop Bullying Day
[Thurs] Conflict Resolution Day
[Thurs] Get Smart About Credit Day
[Thurs] Global Handwashing Day
This Week Is … Getting the World to Beat a Path to Your Door Week
This Month Is … Protect Your Hearing Month


• ‘Poorly Ventilated Bathroom Black’
• ‘Melanoma Tan’.
• ‘Mommy’s Stretch-Marks Bright Red’
• ‘Found in a Diaper Gold’
• ‘Flu Phlegm Green’
• ‘Fast Food Burger Gray’
• ‘What the Hell Did I Eat Orange’
• ‘Beijing Air Brown’
• ‘Smoker’s Fingernails Yellow’
• ‘Spank Me Pink’

☎ Could you do this? There’s a proud Brit dad who is totally onboard with his young son’s decision to dress as ‘Princess Elsa’ from “Frozen” this Halloween. In fact, pops is going to be ‘Anna’.

What’s the difference between a hippo and a Zippo? One’s really heavy and the other is a little lighter.

Question: A young woman will do THIS an average of 164 times as a teenager.
Answer: Slam a door.

If you come to a fork in the road, take it.

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