Friday, October 28, 2016 – Edition: #5839

It’s Your Daily Constitutional Sheet!

BS SHOW BIZ BUZZ:
★ Actress Kristen Stewart & singer St Vincent have made their first red carpet appearance as a couple. The former “Twilight” star was first linked to Cara Delevingne’s musician ex- in August when they attended a screening of Kristen’s movie “Certain Women” together. They chose this week’s Vogue Fashion Fund Show & Tea event at the Chateau Marmont in West Hollywood CA as the occasion to officially debut their relationship.
– Bang Showbiz
★ Tom Cruise has a new girlfriend. The 54-year-old “Jack Reacher: Never Go Back” star hasn’t had a serious relationship since he split from 3rd wife Katie Holmes in 2012. But he’s now reportedly been dating an unnamed Brit for several months. Word has it he’s ”smitten” with the ”very normal and pretty” woman and she has been staying with him at his London flat.
– “Us Weekly”
★ And Australian billionaire James Packer has reportedly split with singer Mariah Carey. Less than a year after they became engaged, a new report suggests that she’s been dumped by her 49-year-old fiancé because he doesn’t want their privacy invaded by her new reality TV show “Mariah’s World”, and he’s fed up with her extravagant spending (dude, she didn’t pick you because you were pretty). Packer is reportedly allowing Mariah to keep her $10-million engagement ring.
– “Woman’s Day”

WEEKEND SHOW BIZ SKED:
• “Bill Murray: The Mark Twain Prize” (PBS) – Tonight Bill Murray receives the 19th annual ‘Mark Twain Prize for American Humor’. Guests include David Letterman. Recorded Sunday.
• “Ellen” (syndicated/CTV2) – Today Kenny Chesney (his delayed album “Some Town, Somewhere” is out today under the new title “Cosmic Hallelujah”).
• “Good Girls Revolt” (Amazon) – Today the series debut of a new drama set in the late 1960s at a news magazine. Stars Anna Camp, Erin Darke, and Genevieve Angelson.
• “Harry” (syndicated) – Today Kelly Clarkson (“Piece by Piece”).
• “Jimmy Kimmel Live” (ABC/CityTV) – Tonight oldies singer Kenny Loggins; X Ambassadors w/Tom Morello (“VHS”). Rerun.
• “Last Call With Carson Daly” (NBC) – Tonight Peter Bjorn & John (“Breakin’ Point”). Rerun.
• “Late Night With Seth Meyers” (NBC/CTV) – Tonight Living Colour’s Corey Glover & Vernon Reid. Rerun.
• “Late Show With Stephen Colbert” (CBS/Global) – Tonight Aimee Mann (“Charmer”).
• “The Rolling Stones From the Vault: The Marquee, Live in 1971″ (PBS) – Saturday night vintage footage of the Stones performing in London.
• “Saturday Night Live” (NBC/Global) – Musical guest The Weeknd (“Starboy”). Rerun.
• “Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” (NBC/CTV2) – Tonight jazz great Chick Corea.
• “A Tribute to Bruce Springsteen” (PBS) – Saturday night musicians including Alabama Shakes and Elton John perform Springsteen’s greatest hits.
• Voodoo Music + Arts Experience (New Orleans LA) – The 18th edition of the 3-day event is being headlined by The Weeknd (tonight), Tool (Saturday), and Arcade Fire (Sunday). Also on board are Band Of Horses, Cage the Elephant, and The Chainsmokers. Over 65 acts in all.
NET: http://www.voodoofestival.com
• World Series” (FOX/SNET) – Tonight the action shifts to historic Wrigley Field in Chicago IL for Game 3.

BS MUSIC NOTES:
• ABBA – They’re teaming up with Universal Music Group and entertainment mogul Simon Fuller (Spice Girls) to create a “new digital experience” next year that will enable a new generation of fans to see and hear the group. That’s all the details so far.
• Cole Swindell – Today he releases his new 5-song EP “Down Home Sessions III”.
• Jennifer Lopez – Saturday she’s giving presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton a big Latino boost by performing at a get-out-and-vote event in Miami FL. Lopez’s ex-, Marc Anthony, is also performing.
• Katy Perry – This week actor-boyfriend Orlando Bloom “buried her in birthday flowers” as he’s filming in China and couldn’t be with her to celebrate her 32nd. Bloom is shooting “Smart Chase: Fire & Earth”.
• Kip Moore – His new EP “Underground” arrives today. He had a hand in writing all 5 songs, with 3 of them recorded live while on tour.
• Sam Roberts Band – Today the Montréal-based rocker releases his 6th album, “TerraForm”.
• Tove Lo – She’s dropping her sophomore album “Lady Wood” today. She’s also announced a tour that kicks off February 6th in Seattle WA and moves along the West Coast before hitting clubs in Chicago IL, NYC, Toronto ON and more.

TODAY’S MOVIE OPENINGS:
• “Inferno” ( PG-13 Action Adventure ): In director Ron Howard’s latest thriller based on Dan Brown’s novels, ‘Robert Langdon’ (Tom Hanks) wakes up in an Italian hospital with amnesia. He teams with ‘Dr Sienna Brooks’ (Felicity Jones) and together they race against the clock across Europe to foil a deadly plot that would unleash a devastating virus.
NET: http://www.infernothemovie.com
• Opening in limited release: “Ae Dil Hai Mushkil” (Bollywood Musical Romance); “Gimme Danger” (Music Documentary about The Stooges); and “Oasis: Supersonic” (Music Documentary).

HALLOWEEN BY THE NUMBERS:
A retail poll on expected expenditures show that those celebrating Halloween this year are spending an average $82.93, up from last year’s $74.34. Total spending is expected to hit $8.4 billion, an all-time high. The survey finds that 7-in-10 consumers plan to hand out candy, and nearly half will decorate their home and/or dress in costume. (Have you ever turned out the lights and pretended you’re not home?)
– National Retail Federation

PRESIDENT BLACKBEARD?
Iceland, the country that puts misbehaving bankers in prison, may become the first to be ruled by the … Pirate Party. Described as a collection of anarchists, hackers, libertarians, and web geeks, the party has gained popularity rapidly in Iceland and could emerge as a partner in a coalition government after Saturday’s parliamentary election. Recent polls put the Pirates, who won 3 seats in the last election, in first place among more than a dozen parties, with its 22.6% support higher than that of the ruling Independence Party. (Don’t pay your taxes and you’ll walk the plank, matey.)
– “Washington Post”

HALLOWEEN 2016:
Most popular pet costumes …
1. Pumpkin
2. Hot Dog
3. Bumble Bee
4. (Tie) Lion / “Star Wars” Character
5. Devil
– Prosper Insights & Analytics

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY AIN’T HAPPENING:
The gender pay gap could take 170 years to close, says the World Economic Forum. The authors of a new report have called for urgent action to change that. The study shows that economic disparity between women and men around-the-world is rising even though the gap is closing on other measures, such as education. When measured in terms of income and employment, the gap has widened in the past 4 years to 59%; a similar level to that seen in the depths of the financial crisis in 2008. (Ask you boss now for that raise in 2186.)
– TheGuardian.com

TIMMY’S DIGS:
Tim Horton’s in Toronto ON is up for sale at $699,900. No, not another outlet of the massively franchised coffee & doughnut joint, but a Scarborough bungalow that once belonged to NHL player Tim Horton himself. It’s a fairly nondescript property where the star for the Toronto Maple Leafs (1952-70) moved with his wife after he signed with the team. Horton died in a car accident in 1974, but his name lives on at 4,400 fast-food locations worldwide. (If you want a dozen Chocolate Dip Doughnuts with it, the house is gonna cost you $699,908.99)
– “Toronto Star”

BS AMAZING FACT:
Rainbows can also occur at night. (But if no one can see it, is it really there?)
– BBC News

BS CHRONOMETER 10.28.16

TODAY’S CELEBIRTHDAYS . . .
1955 [61] Bill (William Henry III) Gates, Seattle WA, retired Microsoft mogul/estimated wealth $81.7 billion as of September 2016/philanthropist (Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation)

1963 [53] Sheryl Underwood, Little Rock AR, TV talk show panelist (“The Talk” since 2011)/standup comedian

1966 [50] Andy Richter, Grand Rapids MI, TV sidekick (“Conan” since 2010, “Tonight Show With Conan O’Brien” 2009, “Late Night With Conan O’Brien” 1993-2000)

1967 [49] Julia Roberts, Smyrna GA, movie star (“Eat Pray Love”, “Erin Brockovich”)/mom to twins Hazel & Phinneaus

1969 [47] Ben Harper, Claremont CA, pop singer-guitarist (“Shine”, “Steal My Kisses”)

1972 [44] Brad Paisley, Glen Dale WV, country singer (“Perfect Storm”, w/Carrie Underwood-”Remind Me”)/19 #1 country hits

1974 [42] Joaquin Phoenix, San Juan PR, movie actor (“Reservation Road”, “Walk the Line”)

1987 [29] Frank Ocean, Long Beach CA, rapper/pop singer-songwriter (“Nikes”, “Thinkin Bout You”)

1985 [31] Troian Bellisario, LA CA, TV actress (‘Spencer Hastings’ on “Pretty Little Liars” 2010-17) BS FACTOID: The series finished shooting its 7th and final season this week.

1998 [18] Nolan Gould, Columbus GA, TV actor (‘Luke Dunphy’ on “Modern Family” since 2009)

SATURDAY –
TV voice actor Dan Castellaneta (“The Simpsons”) is 59; TV/movie actress Winona Ryder (“Stranger Things”) is 45; TV actress Tracee Ellis Ross (“black-ish”) is 44; TV/movie actress Gabrielle Union (“Being Mary Jane”) is 44; Indie bassist Chris Baio (Vampire Weekend) is 32.

SUNDAY –
Rock singer-guitarist Gavin Rossdale (Bush) is 51; TV actor Billy Brown (“How to Get Away With Murder”) is 46; Rock guitarist-vocalist Ian D’Sa (Billy Talent) is 41; TV actress Janel Parrish (“Pretty Little Liars”) is 28.

TODAY’S BS REASONS TO PARTY . . .
• “Bandanna Day”, when we’re encouraged to wear a bandanna to show people living with cancer that they are supported and not alone. The initiative originated in Australia.
NET: http://tinyurl.com/msc5sne
• “Bread Sticks Day”, honoring the fingers of flour that were invented by a baker in northern Italy in 1679, according to local folklore.
• “Frankenstein Friday”, honoring the ‘mother’ and ‘father’ of “Frankenstein” – spooky author Mary Shelly and creepy actor Boris Karloff.
• “International Animation Day”, first proclaimed in 2002 to celebrate the art of animation.
• “Plush Animal Lover’s Day”, a day to celebrate your stuffed animal collection. ‘Plush’ sounds so much more humane, no?
• “Wild Foods Day”, a celebration of wild plants, fruits, and vegetables. Hey, what about Bambi?

SATURDAY –
• “Hermit Day”, the perfect excuse to curl up with a good book and enjoy a day of peace and quiet.
• “International Cat Day”, a day for cat fanatics to dote over their felines … as if they don’t the rest of the year.
• “World Psoriasis Day”, an annual observance to increase awareness of the life-long skin disorder. It’s estimated some 125 million people worldwide suffer from the malady.
NET: http://www.worldpsoriasisday.com

SUNDAY –
• “Candy Corn Day”, celebrating the traditional Halloween candy that resembles corn kernels and can’t be resisted until you’ve finished off the entire 2-lb bag.
• “Checklist Day”, an opportunity to appreciate the value of lists to aid organization so you’ll have peace of mind. Too lazy to make your own lists? Here’s a website that does it for you …
NET: http://checklists.com
• “Create a Great Funeral Day”. Whether you are someone who likes to have things done your way or whether you don’t want to burden the loved ones you leave with the task, pre-planning your funeral is a good idea.
• “Devil’s Night” or “Mischief Night,” traditionally a night of pranks before Halloween.
• “Visit a Cemetery Day”, observed annually on the last Sunday of October.

THIS DAY IN SHOW BIZ . . .
2009 [07] Michael Jackson concert rehearsal documentary “This Is It” opens in movie theaters worldwide

TODAY’S MUSIC EVENTS . . .
2008 [08] A statue honoring original AC/DC singer Bon Scott is unveiled at the Fremantle Fishing Boat Harbour in Western Australia

2013 [03] Michael Jackson’s personal physician Dr Conrad Murray is released from prison, 2 years after being convicted of involuntary manslaughter

2013 [03] 16-year-old New Zealand singer Lorde tops the singles chart with her debut, “Royals”

TODAY’S FIRST . . .
2007 [09] 1st time an NFL regular-season contest is played outside North America, as NY Giants defeat Miami Dolphins 13-10 at London’s Wembley Stadium

COMING UP . . .
[Mon] Halloween
[Mon] Caramel Apple Day
[Mon] Knock-Knock Jokes Day
[Mon] Magic Day
[Mon] UNICEF Day
This Week Is … Lead Poisoning Prevention Week (is this to do with gun control?)
This Month Is … Celiac Disease Awareness Month (only people who actually need gluten-free)

BULL’S BITS

BS SIGNS YOU’RE AT A LAME HALLOWEEN PARTY:
✗ When host runs out of fake blood, she stabs you with a fork.
✗ Scariest thing at the party is the expiration date on the onion dip.
✗ Only snack is pumpkin innards.
✗ Some guy named Shecky shows up wearing a mistletoe hat.
✗ ‘Balloon Boy’ just urped all over the rug.
✗ ‘Bobbing for apples’ inadvertently becomes ‘bobbing for Zika virus’.
✗ Domino’s delivery guy shows up with your pizza and wins ‘Best Costume’.

BS U-PICK TRIVIA:
What did the jack-o-lantern originally represent in the Dark Ages?
a. A symbol of an abundant harvest.
b. A fiery spirit to scare away the plague.
c. A lost soul carrying a coal from hell. [CORRECT]

BS RANDOM JOKE:
Crime wouldn’t pay if the government ran it.

BS WATER COOLER QUESTION:
Question: Other than cheese the top pizza topping is pepperoni, followed by THIS.
Answer: Mushrooms.

BS DEEP THOUGHT:
A great idea needs landing gear, not just wings.

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