Friday, October 14, 2011        Edition: #4608
Either Sheet or Get Off the Air!

Sara Leal, the 22-year-old who claims she spent the night with Ashton Kutcher on the eve of his 6th wedding anniversary, has decided to blab all to “Us Weekly”, saying ‘he was good – but it wasn’t weird of perverted or creepy’ (like his acting) . . . Photos have surfaced (purposely leaked?) of actresses of Minka Kelly & Rachael Taylor sucking face in an upcoming scene for their floundering ABC-TV series “Charlie’s Angels” (think this show is desperate to stay on-air?) . . . Actress Sarah Michelle Gellar’s new CW network show “Ringer” has been picked up for a full season (thereby ensuring hubby Freddie Prinze Jr can put off getting a job a while longer) . . . An FBI operation dubbed ‘Operation Hackerazzi’ has arrested a Florida man in connection with a spate of celeb phone hacks that hit Christina Aguilera, Mila Kunis, Scarlett Johansson, Vanessa Hudgens and a boatload of others (so we’ve seen the last of leaked photo scandals – for today) . . . One-time pop star Debbie Gibson and “American Idol” Season 1 runner-up Clay Aiken have been announced as 2 of the contestants on the upcoming season of NBC-TV’s “Celebrity Apprentice” (apparently they want to remind us they still exist) . . . 17-year-old “Twilight Saga” actress Dakota Fanning is renting an $8,400-per-month Manhattan apartment while attending New York University (dude, you’re missing all the beer pong parties in rez!) . . . Meantime, 21-year-old “Twilight Saga” actress Kristen Stewart tells UK “GQ” that her former teachers ‘failed’ to support her while she was away from class on acting jobs (ah, poor little rich girl) . . . Sounds similar to “Glee” actress Leah Michele, who’s lamented her teachers were ‘too threatened by her to teach her anything’ (she’s quickly becoming Hollywood’s most hate-able, no?) . . . “Canada’s Got Talent”, a Canuck version of Simon Cowell’s UK and US talent shows, is coming to CityTV next March, with comedian Martin Short named as a judge (2 others are yet to be revealed) . . . “Bones” actor David Boreanaz has been offered a $250,000-deal to become spokesperson for, the online dating service for people already in relationships (thanks to cheating on his wife with Tiger Woods’ alleged mistress Rachel Uchitel last year) . . . And show creator Seth MacFarlane tells “Hollywood Reporter” he’s ‘secretly hoping’ fans will get tired of his animated series “Family Guy” (FOX), now in its 10th season, as he thinks the show should have ended years ago (hey, don’t let us stand in your way – g’bye!).

• “A Decade of Difference: A Concert Celebrating 10 Years Of the William J Clinton Foundation” (Hollywood CA) – Saturday a star-studded lineup salutes the work and impact of former US president Bill Clinton’s Clinton Foundation with Hollywood Bowl performances by K’naan, Kenny Chesney, Lady Gaga, Usher, and U2’s Bono & The Edge. The show streams live online.
• Foodstock (Honeywood, Ontario) – Sunday this massive outdoor concert/food celebration is designed to raise awareness and funds to fight a proposed limestone mega-quarry proposed for 2,300 acres of prime Ontario farmland. Musical acts performing include Jim Cuddy, Ron Sexsmith, and Sarah Harmer. The event’s host is Jeremy Taggart (Our Lady Peace).
• “George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight” (CBC) – Tonight k-os (“Black On Blonde”, coming 2012).
• “Jimmy Kimmel Live” (ABC/CHCH) – Tonight Jane’s Addiction (“The Great Escape Artist”, out October 18th). Rerun.
• “Last Call With Carson Daly” (NBC) – Tonight Foster the People (“Torches”).
• “Late Night With Jimmy Fallon” (NBC/CTV2) – Tonight Lalah Hathaway (“Where It All Begins”).
• “Late Show With David Letterman” (CBS/NTV/Omni1) – Tonight Beirut (“The Rip Tide”).
• Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame – Sunday Alan Jackson & Garth Brooks are among those being enshrined at the 41st Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame Dinner & Induction Ceremony. They’ll be admitted in the songwriter-artist category.
• “Saturday Night Live” (NBC/Global) – Host Anna Faris (“What’s Your Number?”); musical guest Drake, making his debut appearance (“Take Care”, out November 15th).
• “Today Show” (NBC) – This morning Martina McBride (“Eleven”).
• “Tonight Show With Jay Leno” (NBC/CTV2) – Tonight Game (“The RED Album”).

• Chris Brown – He & actor/rapper Bow Wow have reportedly dropped a bundle on multiple strippers at the King of Diamonds club in Miami, Florida. As well as buying untold bottles of booze for their entourage, they tipped at least 3 dancers $5,000 … each. (Nice to see Brown working on improving his trashy rep.)
• Dierks Bentley – Sunday he hosts his 6th annual “Miles & Music for Kids” celebrity motorcycle ride and benefit concert in Nashville. He’ll be joined onstage by Colt Ford, Eli Young Band, and Josh Thompson. Over the event’s 6-year history, it’s raised $1.6 million for children’s hospitals in 6 communities.
• Foo Fighters – Just one more reason to love Dave Grohl … this week he filled in for Cage the Elephant drummer Jared Champion after his appendix problems left the band without a stick-man in Salt Lake City, Utah. CTE is supporting the Foo Fighters on their current US tour.
• Joe Jonas – Sunday he catches up to Britney Spears in Stockholm, Sweden to open shows during the ongoing European leg of her “Femme Fatale” tour. He’s promoting his new solo album “Fastlife”. Jonas tells “People” magazine: “She was the first girl I ever had a poster on my wall of, and her album was the first CD I ever bought.” (Geez, how to make a girl feel old!)
• Martina McBride – Today she’s in NYC to help light the Empire State Building in pink to call attention to Breast Cancer Awareness Month. She’ll then perform material from her new album, “Eleven”, from atop the famous building.
• Nirvana – In telling “New York Magazine” some of the back-story about the band’s landmark track “Smells Like Teen Spirit”, Courtney Love has let it slip that she first slept with Kurt Cobain at a Day’s Inn in Chicago. Quote: “We were having our first post-coital moment, and we’re watching MTV and the video came on.”
• Tim McGraw – He’ll be performing at a “Tour For the Troops” event for military families at Camp Pendleton in California next month. The free concert and day of fun activities is intended to raise awareness of problems created by Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).

• “The Big Year” ( PG Comedy ): Owen Wilson, Jack Black, and Steve Martin play a trio of avid bird watchers competing to spot the rarest birds in North America at a prestigious annual event. Based on Mark Obmascik’s book “The Big Year: A Tale of Man, Nature & Fowl Obsession”.
• “Footloose” ( PG-13 Musical Dramedy ): In this remake of the 1984 movie, Kenny Wormald plays a city kid who moves to a small town where rock ‘n roll and dancing have been banned, and his rebellious spirit shakes up the populace. Co-stars Julianne Hough, Dennis Quaid.
• “The Thing” ( R-Rated Sci-Fi Horror ): This prequel to John Carpenter’s 1982 sub-zero spine-tingler about an alien unearthed in Arctic ice takes place at an Antarctica research site, where an alien craft is discovered. Stars Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Joel Edgerton, Ulrich Thomsen.

The most illegally downloaded films of all-time according to a new study …
1. “Avatar” (2009)
2. “The Dark Knight” (2008)
3. “Transformers” (2007)
4. “Inception” (2010)
5. “The Hangover” (2009)

Scientists think Fall foliage may be changing later due to climate change. Studies from Europe and Japan show the growth season has been extended as certain regions experience warmer average temperatures, causing leaves to change color and drop later than in the past. The USA National Phenology Network (a collective of scientists, government agencies, non-profit groups, educators, and students) have spent the last 4 years coming up with standards to be used by observers in reporting foliage color changes. They’re due out in the next couple of weeks. (Does this in any way get us out of raking and bagging? If so, we’re all for it!)

The ‘Occupy Wall Street’ movement that began September 17th in NYC’s Zuccotti Park is growing exponentially. The protest, originally called for by Vancouver-based activist group Adbusters Media Foundation, has already sprouted in over 100 US cities, and this Saturday demonstrations are expected in cities in more than 25 other countries, including Brussels, Copenhagen, Dublin, Manchester, Sydney, and Toronto. The core of the protest is anger over economic inequality, corporate greed, and the influence of corporate money and lobbyists on government. But there are fringe elements touting their own causes, including …
• Guaranteed Living Wage/Regardless of Employment (Sounds reasonable in theory, but the ‘regardless of employment’ thing is a little troublesome.)
• Immediate Debt Forgiveness for All (Only if we can have a few days warning to max out our credit cards, go totally nuts in Vegas, and get mortgages on some beachfront property.)
• Free College (Great idea, right? Wrong, how can a school afford to pay its college athletes if no revenue is coming in? Those National Titles aren’t going to pay for themselves!)
• Open Borders Migration (This is a little bonkers. How much would it suck to go down to Mexico and discover no one is there to whip up your margarita or sell you those inexpensive throws?)
– / Excerpts from

According to a new ranking from a British music magazine …
1. Radiohead – “Paranoid Android”
2. Arcade Fire – “Rebellion (Lies)”
3. Outkast – “Hey Ya!”
4. The Strokes – “Last Nite”
5. The Killers – “Mr Brightside”

A Chinese Emperor ordered the first-ever toilet paper be made in the year 1391. Each sheet of that original bathroom tissue measured 2 feet-by-3 feet.
– “Aftermath”


1939 [72] Ralph Lauren (Lipshitz), Bronx NY, fashion designer (Polo, CK Jeans)

1974 [37] Natalie Maines, Lubbock TX, country singer (Dixie Chicks-“Travelin’ Soldier”, “Landslide”)

1978 [33] Usher (Raymond), Dallas TX, pop-R&B singer (“OMG”, “Love In This Club”)

1979 [32] Stacy Keibler, Baltimore MD, model (“Maxim”, “Stuff”)/former pro wrestler (WCW, WWE)/TV personality (“Dancing With the Stars” 2006)/movie star George Clooney’s current GF

1989 [22] Mia Wasikowska, Canberra, Australia, movie actress (“Alice in Wonderland”, “The Kids Are All Right”)

TV chef Emeril Lagasse (“Essence of Emeril”) is 52; British royal Sarah Ferguson (ex-Weight Watchers) is 52; Hip-hop artist Ginuwine  (“In Those Jeans”) is 41; R&B singer Keyshia Cole (“Heaven Sent”) is 30.

Baseball analyst Tim McCarver (FOX) is 70; Movie actor Tim Robbins (“Shawshank Redemption”) is 53; Rock bassist Flea (Red Hot Chili Peppers) is 49; Pop singer-songwriter John Mayer (“Waiting On the World to Change”) is 34.

• “Bald & Free Day”, honoring those with a beautiful, shiny top. You don’t have to be bald to celebrate; people who are married to, or related to a bald-headed person are also encouraged to celebrate alongside the honoree. So who’s the best-looking bald celeb?
• “World Egg Day”, observed annually on the 2nd Friday of October to celebrate the many uses of chicken embryos.
• “World Standards Day”, which honors the efforts of the thousands of experts who develop standards for measurement, electronics, and telecommunications with the aim of raising awareness of the importance of standardization to the global economy. (If they can’t even agree on a universal electrical plug, it doesn’t seem to be working.)

• “Bridge Day”, the largest extreme sports event and largest gathering of BASE jumpers in the world, held annually on the 3rd Saturday of October at the 876-ft-high New River Gorge Bridge in Fayetteville, West Virginia. Over 450 BASE jumpers from over 10 countries will leap from the bridge; hundreds of rappellers will descend on ropes; up to 200,000 spectators are expected.
• “Global Handwashing Day”, the 4th annual as part of a campaign to motivate people everywhere to wash their hands with soap, a key factor in disease prevention.
• “International Day of Rural Women”, a UN observance since 2008.
• “National Grouch Day”, a day to be grumpy, ungrateful and cantankerous, and a day to allow grouches everywhere time to spout off.
• “White Cane Safety Day”, an annual date set aside since 1964 to celebrate the achievements of the visually impaired and their important tool of independence, the white cane.
• “World Poetry Day”, a good day to sample some ‘modern poetry’ by reading the inane lyrics to a hit song over a mushy violin background track. You can find lots of dumb lyrics online here …

• “Dictionary Day”, celebrating the 1758 birth of Noah Webster, one of the most famous of lexicographers, who 1st published “Webster’s Dictionary” in 1828.
• “Feral Cat Day”, the 10th annual to raise awareness about domestic cats in the wild, promote the ‘Trap-Neuter-Return’ program, and recognize the animal lovers who care for them.
• “World Food Day”, an annual UN initiative to bring awareness to food issues around-the-world. This year, the focus is on the causes of massive price swings in food costs worldwide.

1926 [85] Author AA Milne’s silly old bear of ‘Hundred-Acre Wood’ is introduced in the children’s classic “Winnie-the-Pooh”

1986 [25] Radio personality Tom Joyner begins doing 2 radio shows a day, a morning show at KKDA Dallas and an afternoon show at WGCI Chicago (he flies back & forth 5 days a week for almost 7 years)

1916 [95] 1st ‘Nude Movie Scene’ (Annette Kellerman in “Daughter Of the Gods”)

1990 [21] ‘Fast Eddy’ McDonald successfully executes 21,663 loops with a yo-yo in 3 hours (Toronto, Ontario)

1993 [18] ‘Largest Lasagna’ weighs 8,188 lbs and measures 70 ft x 7 ft (Salinas, California)

[Mon] Boss’ Day
[Mon] International Day For the Eradication of Poverty
[Mon] Mulligan Day
[Mon] Cake Decorating Day
[Mon] Clean Your Virtual Desktop Day
[Tues] Chocolate Cupcake Day
[Tues] World Menopause Day
This Week Is … International Pinball Week
This Month Is … Alternate History Month


• My love for you is like Twitter – short, erratic, I might miss something important if I step away for 5 minutes, and I keep sending you somewhere else to get the full experience.
• My love for you is like Facebook – I’m always changing our dating parameters, and I constantly over-share our info.
• My love for you is like Google Plus – full of potential, but we’re already dating too many other people to give it a fair shot.
• My love for you is like MySpace – it was important … once.
• My love for you is like Foursquare – proximity matters and all I want to be is mayor of your heart.
• My love for you is like Google Buzz – it came on inappropriately aggressively, failed miserably and I’ve been recovering ever since.
– Thanks to John de Guzman

To borrow a few words from Stephen Stills: “There’s something happening here; what it is ain’t exactly clear.” It’s been easy to dismiss the few dozen rabble-rousers camped out on Wall Street who’ll likely disappear as soon as the snow flies. Common sense suggests there’s no way that pitching a tent and chanting slogans is going to convince Rich Uncle Pennybags to share the community chest. The ‘Occupy’ movement lacks focus, leadership, and a cohesive message. However, with demonstrators in scores of cities worldwide expected to pile on this weekend, it can no longer be ignored. A groundswell of dissatisfaction is being tapped that’s destined to ‘occupy’ our collective consciousness. Whether any of this ever persuades politicians and corporations to alter the way they go about their business is yet to be seen, but clearly … there’s something happening here.

Paul McCartney is already upset with his new wife. Apparently she’s spending twice as much on shoes as the last one.

It’s “Pet Peeve Week”. So what’s your pet’s ‘pet peeve’?

Question: According to dating website Zoosk, THIS is the #1 reason singles say they’re still single.
Answer: “I’m too picky.”

Life’s simple: If you’re early, it’s cancelled; if you’re on time, it’s late; if you’re late, you’re late.

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