Thursday, October 20, 2016 – Edition: #5833

You Really Know Your Sheet!

★ Popular game “Candy Crush” will soon be played on your television. CBS-TV is developing a 1-hour game show based on the videogame. “Candy Crush”, which tasks players with matching groups of candy to score points, is pretty boring to watch, so here’s hoping the TV version will use the name and little else. So far, CBS is being fairly vague on details.
★ ELO, Journey, Pearl Jam, Steppenwolf, and Tupac Shakur are among the first-time nominees on the ballot for induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame next year. 9 of 19 acts nominated this week are on the ballot for the first time, with Shakur and Pearl Jam in their first year of eligibility. More than 800 artists, historians, and music-industry officials vote, with results announced in December. The induction takes place next April.
– AP
★ Tobey Maguire & Jennifer Meyer have separated after 9 years of marriage. Even so, they say their first priority remains raising their children together. The actor and the jewelry designer have a 9-year-old daughter (Ruby) and 7-year-old son (Otis). Meyer is the daughter of longtime Hollywood executive Ron Meyer.
★ The 2nd installment of FX’s highly-acclaimed “American Crime Story”, which won 9 Emmys this year, hasn’t even aired yet but a 3rd season has already been ordered. It will focus on the 1997 murder of fashion designer Gianni Versace. The 3rd season is being titled “Versace-Cunanan: American Crime Story”, based on the book “Vulgar Favors” by Maureen Orth.
★ Kim Kardashian has “zero desire to resume her old life” an insider says. She has not been on social media since her Paris robbery ordeal on October 3rd. Kim, who turns 36 on Friday, has also cancelled all birthday party plans. The source says she just wants to be with her kids and out of the public eye. Quote: “Before, she was like a social butterfly. Now she acts much more withdrawn.”
– E! News
★ And TV personality Sharon Osbourne spends a staggering $280,000-a-year on air travel … for her dogs. The 64-year-old flies back-and-forth between UK talent show “The X Factor” and US daytime show “The Talk”, traveling circa 16,000 miles per week. As a massive animal lover, she purchases Business Class seats for her Pomeranians, ‘Bella’ and ‘Rocky’. She apparently gets around airline restrictions by designating her doggies as ’emotional support animals’.

• “CMT Artists Of the Year” (CMT) – Being honored as ‘Top Artists Of the Year’ at the 7th annual celebration at Schermerhorn Symphony Center in Nashville TN: Carrie Underwood, Chris Stapleton, Florida Georgia Line, Luke Bryan, and Thomas Rhett. Shania Twain becomes the 1st female recipient of the ‘Artist Of a Lifetime’ award.
• “Conan” (TBS/CTV) – Local Natives (“Sunlit Youth”).
• “Harry” (syndicated) – Gloria Estefan (“The Standards”).
• “Jimmy Kimmel Live” (ABC/CityTV) – Flatbush Zombies (“3001: A Laced Odyssey”).
• “Last Call With Carson Daly” (NBC) – Explosions In the Sky (“The Wilderness”).
• “Late Late Show With James Corden” (CBS/CTV) – Pet Shop Boys (“Super”).
• “Late Night With Seth Meyers” (NBC/CTV) – Living Colour’s Corey Glover & Vernon Reid. Rerun.
• “The Rocky Horror Picture Show: Let’s Do the Time Warp Again” (FOX) – A new TV movie version of the 1975 cult film, just in time for Halloween. Stars Laverne Cox (“Orange Is the New Black”) as ‘Dr Frank-N-Furter’.
• “The Talk” (CBS) – Pitbull (“Climate Change”).
• “Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” (NBC/CTV2) – Green Day (“Revolution Radio”). Rerun.
• “Wendy Williams” (syndicated) – Former *NSYNC member Lance Bass.

• Justin Bieber – This week he branded his fans ‘obnoxious’ during his “Purpose World Tour” stop in Birmingham UK. Quote: ”Just try to show me you love me, in a different way.” Biting the hand?
• Kings Of Leon – This week they wowed club-goers with a surprise performance at London, England’s 229 Club. The indie rockers played a 22-song set including tracks from their latest album “Walls”, plus favorites like “Sex on Fire”.
• Kanye West – Live Nation has announced he’s extended his “Saint Pablo Tour” in North America by 21 more shows. The new schedule runs through New Year’s Eve in Brooklyn NY.
• Mark Ronson w/Bruno Mars – The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) has certified their massive 2014 single “Uptown Funk” as a Diamond seller, making it the 13th song to join the elite category. The Diamond Award recognizes sales of 10 million or more copies.
• Rihanna –This week she launched her new collection for sock company Stance. The ‘Japan Collection’ features designs by Los Angeles-based illustrator Bijou Karman. Rihanna became the Contributing Creative Director of the company in 2015.
• Rolling Stones – They cancelled last night’s planned appearance in Las Vegas NV as Mick Jagger has been diagnosed with laryngitis. The 73-year-old was due to take to the stage at the T-Mobile Arena in Sin City, but had to pull out after being advised by doctors to rest his voice.

A BS selection of movies in the making …
• “Captain Planet” – Green activist Leonardo DiCaprio is in negotiations to buy screen rights to the 1990s cartoon series “Captain Planet & The Planeteers”. The gang of 5 possess magical rings that enable them to control natural elements. And when they combine their powers they can summon the environmentally-friendly superhero ‘Captain Planet’.
• “Dark Web” – Joel & Ethan Coen are writing & directing this true story of ‘Silk Road’ founder Ross William Ulbricht. Working under the pseudonym ‘Dread Pirate Roberts’, he built the illegal online drug marketplace. Last year he was convicted of money laundering, computer hacking, conspiracy to traffic fraudulent identity documents, and conspiracy to traffic narcotics.
• “Molly’s Game” – Kevin Costner is in talks to play Jessica Chastain’s father in Oscar-winning screenwriter Aaron Sorkin’s directorial debut. It’s based on Molly Bloom’s memoir “Molly’s Game: From Hollywood’s Elite to Wall Street’s Billionaire Boys Club, My High-Stakes Adventure In the World of Underground Poker”. The film also features Idris Elba and Michael Cera.
• “Mulan” – “Game of Thrones” director Alex Graves is set to helm this live-action adaption of the Chinese legend of Hua Mulan, a young female warrior who takes her ailing father’s place in the Imperial Army. The Sony film is a Chinese co-production, and although not yet cast, there will be a Chinese actress in the title role. Disney is also planning a new “Mulan” film.
• “Paddington 2” – Hugh Grant and Emmy Award-winning Irish actor Brendan Gleeson are aboard for a sequel to the 2014 movie about the marmalade-loving bear. They join the returning cast of Hugh Bonneville, Sally Hawkins, Julie Walters, Jim Broadbent, and Peter Capaldi. The film is based on the character created by English children’s author Michael Bond.

The Smithsonian Institution in Washington DC has launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise $300,000 to restore the ruby red slippers worn by ‘Dorothy’ in “The Wizard of Oz” to their original state. A rep for the museum explains its federal funding doesn’t extend to ‘non-core’ projects like this. The famed movie props quite visibly need work as the color has faded, the sequins have degraded, and threads have come loose. Donations go toward restoration work and a new climate-controlled display case. Judy Garland famously starred in the 1939 film. Her slippers entered the museum’s collection via an anonymous gift in the ’70s. ($300,000? Makes your Manolo Blahniks seem cheapo!)
– “Entertainment Weekly”

Psychiatrists say the way couples cuddle up in bed – or don’t – reveals the true state of their relationship. For instance …
• ‘Allowing a Child to Sleep in the Bed’ – When one partner repeatedly does this, it shows fear of being alone with the other.
• ‘Cliffhanger’ – A couple positioned back-to-back on opposite sides of the bed means they’re avoiding a lot of issues and don’t trust each other.
• ‘Leg Hug’ – Legs wrapped together but no conventional hugging. They need contact but have an equal relationship and lead independent lives.
• ‘Sleeping With a Pet’ – When one partner insists on bringing a pet to bed, he/she needs more affection, fears rejection and wants to put a barrier between themselves and their partner.
• ‘Spoons’ – One partner cuddled up close to the other’s back says you feel safe and trust your partner and are not worried about being taken advantage of.
• ‘Sweethearts Cradle’ – One person on their back, arm round the other whose head is on the first’s chest. A couple content to play different roles and not locked in a power struggle. The partner on their back has a more dominant and protective role.
• ‘Zen Position’ – Back-to-back with butts touching. Feeling close and relaxed but not putting much effort into the relationship.
– “Sydney Morning Herald”

Everything on Earth from the tiniest insect to the most ferocious predator is killing everything else. A new ranking of the top murderers shows that some of the critters aren’t as deadly as they look. Why are we so afraid of sharks (which kill an average 5 humans a year) and not of deer (which kill 130 people a year, mainly in road accidents)? Others hide a lot of mayhem inside innocent-looking frames, though someone’s really going to need to go into more detail on how freshwater snails land in a tie for #7 on the list. And what’s #1? A tiny pest whose top spot on the list is a bit surprising. Bees, wasps and hornets make it all the way to #1 with an average of 58 human deaths per year, thanks to allergic reactions that lead to anaphylactic shock. (Thanks to vet bills, our cat is killing us.)

The world’s top institution for undergraduates, measured by Nobel prize winners per 10,000 students, is the École Normale Superieure in Paris, France.
– “Quartz”


1950 [66] Tom Petty, Gainesville FL, classic rock singer (“Learning to Fly”, “Free Falling”)

1958 [58] Viggo Mortensen, NYC, movie actor (“Eastern Promises”, “Lord Of the Rings” films)

1971 [45] Jimi Westbrook, Sumiton AL, country guitarist-vocalist (Little Big Town-“Tornado”, “Pontoon”)/wed to bandmate Karen Fairchild since 2006

1971 [45] Snoop Dogg (Cordozar Calvin Broadus), Long Beach CA, rapper (w/Katy Perry-“California Girlz”, f/Pharrell-“Drop It Like It’s Hot”)/movie actor (“Soul Plane”, “Old School”)

1978 [38] Paul Wilson, Kinlochleven, Scotland, alt-rock bass player (Snow Patrol-“Take Back the City”, “Chasing Cars”)

1979 [37] John Krasinski, Newton MA, movie actor (“Monsters vs Aliens”, “13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi”)/TV actor (“The Office” 2005-13)/wed to Brit actress Emily Blunt since 2010

1979 [37] Daniel Tichenor, Bowling Green KY, indie rock bassist-vocalist (Cage the Elephant-“Come a Little Closer”, “Shake Me Down”)

• “Brandied Fruit Day”, a day to celebrate booze with a pit.

• “Get Smart About Credit Day”, observed on the 3rd Thursday of October. Many people have no idea the real cost of things they buy on credit when they only pay the minimum monthly payment.

• “Information Overload Day”, the 9th annual workplace observance that calls attention to how info overload impacts both individuals and organizations. Seems we’re all suffering from TMI.

• “International Day Of the Air Traffic Controller”, to recognize the attentive people who keep flight passengers safe by acting as an eye in the sky.

• “Shampoo Day”, saluting soap for the scalp and follicles that generates billions for brands through outrageous nonsensical claims (not to mention names).

• “Suspenders Day”. If you prefer suspenders instead of a belt (how snappy!), this would be your day to celebrate.

• “World Osteoporosis Day”, focusing on the disease that reduces the density and quality of bone, increasing the risk of fracture. It affects around 1-in-3 women and 1-in-5 men worldwide.

2014 [02] Fashion designer Oscar de la Renta dies at age 82 at his home in Kent CT after battling cancer for 8 years

2001 [15] “The Concert for New York City”, a benefit show for victims of the recent 9/11 terrorist attacks is staged at Madison Square Garden, featuring The Who, Elton John, Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Eric Clapton, Billy Joel, James Taylor, and David Bowie

2011 [05] John Mayer has throat surgery to treat a problem with his vocal cords, pushing back the release of his new album “Born and Raised”

2014 [02] The childhood home of former Beatle George Harrison, where The Quarrymen held some of their first rehearsals, sells for $250,000 at an auction in Liverpool UK’s Cavern Club

2010 [06] Astronomers discover the new galaxy UDFy-38135539, the most distant object observed from Earth

[Fri] “Jack Reacher: Never Go Back”; “Ouija: Origin of Evil” open in movie theaters
[Fri] Celebration Of the Mind Day
[Sat] InStyle Awards (Los Angeles CA)
[Sat] International Stuttering Awareness Day
[Sun] iPod Day
[Sun] TV Talk Show Host Day
This Week Is … Infection Prevention Week
This Month Is … Reading Group Month


Dating – He takes you out to have a good time.
Married – He brings home a 6 pack and asks, “What are you going to drink?”
Dating – He holds your hand in public.
Married – He gives your ear a ‘wet willy’ in public.
Dating – Farting is never an issue.
Married – You make sure there’s nothing flammable near your husband at all times.
Dating – A single bed for 2 isn’t that bad.
Married – A king size bed feels like an army cot.
Dating – You get turned on at the sight of him naked.
Married – You think to yourself, “Was he always this hairy?”
Dating – You picture the two of you together, growing old together.
Married – You wonder who will die first.
Dating – Just looking at him makes you feel all mushy.
Married – When you look at him you want to claw his eyes out.
Dating – He likes to discuss things.
Married – He develops a blank stare.
Dating – He calls you by name.
Married – He calls you “Hey” and refers to you when speaking to others as “She”.
– Adapted from

You should do your kids a favor … don’t have any.

Question: Adults rank the subjects of their recurring dreams as: #1 ‘Falling’; #2 ‘Being Chased’; and THIS is #3.
Answer: Being back in school.

Not all heroes wear capes.

Printer Friendly Version