Monday, October 19, 2015        Edition: #5352


Tomorrow’s Show Prep Today!

BS SHOW BIZ BUZZ:
★ Tonight in NYC screen legend Sophia Loren is presented a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Americans for Arts nonprofit organization. 81-year-old Loren was honored by the American Film Institute last year and was also saluted at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival, during which she reminisced about her 60-year career which comprises a 1960 Best Actress Oscar for “Two Women” and countless other prizes. Also being saluted at tonight’s Americans for Art event: pop star Lady Gaga; and jazzman Herbie Hancock.
– Variety.com
★ A new documentary which puts forward the case that Kurt Cobain was murdered is set to be released tomorrow (today in UK). “Soaked in Bleach” – named after a lyric from the Nirvana track “Come As You Are” – argues that Cobain’s death in 1994 at age 27 was set up to look like a suicide. While the theory is both old and largely discredited, former Seattle WA police chief Norm Stamper appears in the film to say the investigation into Cobain’s death should be reopened. The film’s case hinges on a ‘handwriting practice sheet’ found in his widow Courtney Love’s bag, which has been used to suggest she forged part of Cobain’s suicide note. “Soaked In Bleach” is being released on DVD and digital.
– “Metro”
★ And Lamar Odom is said to be making steady improvement just days after being rushed to a Las Vegas hospital by ambulance from a brothel. Reports say he’s now texting and ‘speaking in sentences’ from his hospital bed. A spokeswoman confirms that he regained consciousness Friday and his condition is improving. Reality TV star Khloe Kardashian, Odom’s estranged wife, has been with him at the hospital since he was found unconscious Tuesday afternoon at the Love Ranch Vegas. Medical examination has revealed he’d taken cocaine, alcohol, and 10 doses of an herbal sexual-enhancement drug during a 4-day stay at the brothel.
– “Los Angeles Times”

TODAY’S SHOW BIZ SKED:
• “Conan” (TBS/CTV) – John Fogerty (“Wrote a Song for Everyone”); Richard Thompson (“Still”).
• “Dancing With the Stars” (ABC) – The contestants perform iconic dance routines from movies and music videos; one couple is eliminated.
• “Ellen DeGeneres Show” (syndicated/CTV2) – Gary Clark Jr (“The Story of Sonny Boy Slim”).
• “Jimmy Kimmel Live” (ABC/CityTV) – Ryan Adams (“1989″).
• “Last Call With Carson Daly” (NBC) – NOFX (“Self-Entitled”). Rerun.
• “Late Late Show With James Corden” (CBS/M3) – Robin Thicke (“Morning Sun”). Rerun.
• “Late Show With Stephen Colbert” (CBS/Global) – The Arcs (“Yours, Dreamily”). Rerun.
• “Live With Kelly & Michael” (syndicated/CTV) – Robin Thicke again.
• “The Real” (syndicated) – Stephen Bishop (“Be Here Then”).
• “Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” (NBC/CTV2) – Macklemore & Ryan Lewis (“The Heist”). Rerun.
• “The Voice” (NBC/CTV2) – Mentors John Fogerty, Brad Paisley, Selena Gomez, and Missy Elliott again help the coaches with their teams.

BS MUSIC NOTES:
• Bruce Springsteen – He’s announced details of a new box set of his seminal 1980 album, “The River”. Titled “The Ties That Bind: The River Collection”, the package includes 4 CDs, 3 DVDs, as well as a book, and will be released just in time for Christmas on December 4th.
• Creed – Former frontman Scott Stapp is heading back out on tour a year after suffering a drug and alcohol-fueled meltdown which led to a stint in rehab. The rocker has announced plans to perform in South Africa and North America as part of the “Proof of Life” tour.
• George Strait – The country veteran tops the latest ‘Billboard Country Albums’ chart with “Cold Conversation” in its 2nd week out.
• Jason Aldean – His 24-city “We Were Here 2016 Tour” has been announced, beginning January 14th in Moline IL. It follows up his 2015 tour that sold more than 2 million tickets.
• Luke Bryan – He has the #1 single on the new ‘Hot Country Songs’ chart from “Billboard” with “Strip It Down”.
• Mariah Carey – Her ex Nick Cannon is reportedly begging her not to marry Australian billionaire James Packer. The 35-year-old “America’s Got Talent” host, who split from the 46-year-old singer in 2014 after 6 years of marriage, reportedly thinks she’s rushing into things.
• Taylor Swift – Her mammoth “1989″ world tour has so far grossed over $173 million according to “Billboard” magazine’s ‘Hot Tours’ list, $13.6 million last week alone. The tour’s 2nd leg began July 6th in Ottawa ON and is set to wind up in Tampa FL at the end of October.

DREAM COME TRUE:
You can now buy a fully functioning version of the toy car you had as a kid. People like to joke that men’s cars are their ‘toys’, but this is taking it to the next level. Remember how back in the day you ‘drove’ one of those bright yellow-and-red Little Tikes cars everywhere? You motored around your backyard, powered only by your tiny tootsies and the desire to feel the wind in your hair? Well now those of us who never wanted to grow up can buy one … made for adults. The Little Tikes ‘Cozy Coupe’ is selling on eBay for a grownup price circa $33,000. (For that kind of moolah wouldn’t you rather have a Tonka truck?)
NET: http://cos.h-cdn.co/assets/15/42/1280×851/gallery-1445118486-57.JPG
– Cosmopolitan.com

TOP CAUSES OF DEBT:
• Reduced income/same expenses.
• Poor money management.
• Medical expenses.
• Saving too little or not at all.
• Banking on a windfall that never happens.
• Financial illiteracy.
• Gambling.
• Divorce.
– Bankrate.com

CHECK YOUR SLEEVES:
People are stumbling upon some interesting stuff in the sleeves of old LP records. The discoveries have led Brooklyn NY resident Jeff Ogiba to create an Instagram account called “Things I Found in Records”, where vinyl lovers can share their finds. Among the oddities uncovered …
• A small hole with a ball bearing in it.
• A clipping of T-Rex singer Marc Bolan’s obituary.
• A shank of hair wrapped up as a souvenir.
• A giant Billy Idol promotional poster inside a Tom Petty sleeve.
• A choreograph sheet for a ‘Jazzercise’ workout.
NET: https://instagram.com/thingsifoundinrecords/
– @NYDailyNews.com

THINGS THAT WILL HELP YOU SLEEP:
• Cookies & Milk – The tryptophan in milk will help you feel sleepy, but you need some carbs to get it where you want it to go in your brain.
• Electric Fan – Lower temperatures signal your body that it’s time to sleep. A fan also generates soothing ‘white noise’.
• Lavender – Studies show that the effects of herbal fragrances such as lavender reduce stress levels and help increase relaxation.
• Deluxe Sheets – Silky, natural-fiber bed linens provide soothing comfort, thereby encouraging you to nod off.
• Sleep Mask – Helps block out light that can cause restlessness.
• Sound Machine – A sleep machine (ie: the kind that imitates ocean waves) can help drown out annoying noises around you. An alternative is inexpensive earplugs, available at pharmacies.
– BestHealthMag.ca

BS AMAZING CELEB FACTS:
• Paris Hilton has just released her 19th fragrance, and has a 20th all lined up for release in 2016.
• David Bowie’s 7-inch vinyl “Space Oddity” re-release was the UK’s 2nd-highest physical record sale last week … with 670 copies.
– PopBitch.com

BS CHRONOMETER 10.19.15


TODAY’S CELEBIRTHDAYS . . .
1945 [70] John Lithgow, Rochester NY, movie actor (“Interstellar”, “Shrek” movies)/ TV actor (“Dexter” 2009, “3rd Rock From the Sun” 1996-2001)

1969 [46] Trey Parker, Conifer CO, TV producer-writer (“South Park”)

1977 [38] Jason Reitman, Montréal QC, film director (“Up In the Air”)/movie producer (“Whiplash”)

1986 [29] Zac Barnett, Boston MA, indie rock singer (American Authors-”Best Day of My Life”, “Believer”)

TODAY’S BS REASONS TO PARTY . . .
• “Clean Your Virtual Desktop Day”. Just look at all those unused icons cluttering things up! Delete, delete, delete!

• “Evaluate Your Life Day”, a time to ‘sit back and reflect on your contribution to humanity and see if you’re really heading toward where you want to be’. Hey, it shouldn’t take long.

• “Greasy Spoon Day”, a time to remember your favorite place to eat back in the ‘good old days’. Is it still in business?

• “International Adjust Your Chair Day”, an annual observance on the 3rd Monday of October to remind those who sit in an office chair all day to be sure that it’s adjusted to an ergonomically correct position. (Do you do your radio show standing up? Try it! Better breathing, less DJ-butt.)

THIS DAY IN SHOW BIZ . . .
2010 [05] Simon Cowell signs a new deal with the UK’s ITV to produce “The X Factor” and “Britain’s Got Talent”

TODAY’S FIRSTS . . .
1985 [30] 1st ‘Blockbuster’ video-rental store opens, in Dallas TX (explain what this is all about to your grandchildren)

2010 [05] 1st Muslim mayor of a large North American city as Naheed Nenshi is elected in Calgary, Alberta (re-elected in 2013 with 74% of the vote)

TODAY’S RECORDS . . .
1980 [35] Steve McPeak rides ‘World’s Largest Unicycle’ … 101-ft, 9-inches tall

2006 [09] NYSE Dow Jones average closes above 12,000 for the first time

COMING UP . . .
[Tues] Shampoo Day
[Tues] Suspenders Day
[Tues] International Air Traffic Control Day
[Wed] Take Your Parents to Lunch Day
[Wed] Information Overload Day
[Wed] Medical Assistants Recognition Day
[Wed] Reptile Awareness Day

THIS WEEK IS . . .
Asexuality Week / Bullying Bystanders Unite Week / Business Women’s Week / Character Counts Week / Chemistry Week / Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week / Food & Drug Interactions & Awareness Week / Forest Products Week / Freedom From Bullies Week / Freedom of Speech Week / Health Education Week / International Infection Prevention Week / Medical Assistants Recognition Week / Nuclear Science Week / Save For Retirement Week / School Bus Safety Week / Teen Drivers Safety Week

BULL’S BITS


BEST OF BS:
Highlight bits culled from 22 years of “Bull Sheet” back issues …
MORE OF THOSE BS QUESTIONS PLAGUING HUMANITY:
• What are chickens called if they are scared to do something?
• Is it only coincidence that STRESSED spelled backwards is DESSERTS?
• Why does your favorite song always come on the radio right when you get out of your car?
• How come as soon as you’re doing what you want to be doing, you want to be doing something else?
• If someone with multiple personalities threatens to kill himself, is it considered a hostage situation?
• How come the foods that are good for you tend to seek the back of the refrigerator?
– First published in “BS” 2000.

THINGS THAT YOU SHOULD NEVER BUY USED:
✗ Laptop
✗ Child’s Car Seat
✗ Plasma TV
✗ DVD Player
✗ Vacuum Cleaner
✗ Camcorder
✗ Shoes
✗ Mattress
✗ Wet Suit
✗ Helmet
THINGS THAT YOU SHOULD NEVER BUY NEW:
✓ Books
✓ DVDs, CDs and Videos
✓ Little Kids’ Toys
✓ Jewelry
✓ Sports Equipment
✓ Timeshares
✓ Cars
✓ Software & Console Games
✓ Office Furniture
✓ Hand Tools
– First published in “BS” 2004.
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BS RANDOM JOKE:
The other night during dinner my son told a joke and I laughed so hard that milk shot out my nose. The creepy part is, I wasn’t drinking milk.

BS U-PICK TRIVIA:
• Which were mummies used for in Europe until the 18th century?
a. Good luck charms.
b. Interior decorating.
c. Medicine. [CORRECT. 'Mummy powder' was prescribed to cure internal ailments.]

• What animal did researchers study when designing the modern-day football helmet?
a. Bull.
b. Woodpecker. [CORRECT. Football helmets were designed with air spaces to act as shock absorbers, just like the skull of a woodpecker.]
c. Ram.

BS PHONE STARTER:
☎ What’s the most miles you’ve ever put on a car?

BS WEB GOODIE:
Here’s one to post on your website; watch 100 years of Halloween costumes captured in just 3 minutes …
NET: http://tinyurl.com/oc85vpx

BS WATER COOLER QUESTION:
Question: Most of us use THIS more than 2,000 times before replacing it.
Answer: Favorite coffee mug.

BS DEEP THOUGHT:
We learn from history that we do not learn from history.

BS FRESH MEAT:
Andrew Morrissey @ Radio Kerry, Kerry, Ireland; Augie Lopez @ Bound Network, Sherman Oaks CA; Mike Mondo @ 105.5 XFM Nairobi, Kenya; and PJ Pantaleo @ PJ & Friends Webcast, Kissimmee FL.


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