Tuesday, October 30, 2012        Edition: #4857

Tomorrow’s Show Prep Today!

Tom Cruise’s next door neighbor in Beverly Hills apparently got so hammered he got confused as to which his house was his and attempted to scale the wall surrounding la casa del Cruise, so Tom’s security zapped him with a Taser to refresh his memory (cops later arrested him for trespassing) . . . Production on the Russell Crowe-starring biblical epic “Noah” on Long Island NY has been put on hold as Hurricane Sandy lashes the area (postponed by flooding – sort of ironic, no?) . . . Despite the sadness of splitting with her hubby of 30-years, Danny DeVito (“It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia”), actress Rhea Perlman is said to be relieved because she’s tired of his ‘wandering eye’ (he’s  5 ft-tall, overweight, and balding – what a catch!) . . . RadarOnline reports 25-year-old actress Evan Rachel Wood (“True Blood”) & 26-year-old fiancé Jaime Bell (“Billy Elliot”) are just days away from getting hitched after picking up a marriage license in Beverly Hills (she also dated Marilyn Manson – some taste!) . . . Former “Frasier” star Kelsey Grammar reportedly took his 3-month-old daughter to LA’s Playboy Mansion for a Halloween bash and partied till the wee hours, whooping it up while Baby Faith was tucked into her bassinet (we smell another divorce in the offing!) . . . And 86-year-old rock & roll pioneer Chuck Berry says he’s planning to release his 1st studio album since 1979 – as soon as he finds ‘a suitable business partner’ (BS translation: a sucker with money to blow on this lamebrain idea).

• “Dancing With the Stars All-Stars” (ABC/CTV2) – Jason Mraz (“Love Is a Four Letter Word”) performs “I Won’t Give Up”; Taylor Swift (“Red”) performs “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together”; couples face elimination.
• “Ellen DeGeneres Show” (syndicated/CTV2) – Macklemore & Ryan Lewis (“The Heist”).
• Freedom to Love Now!: A Concert For Marriage Equality (NYC) – fun., The National, Rufus Wainwright, and They Might Be Giants are among artists performing at the Beacon Theatre. Proceeds benefit the advocacy group Freedom to Marry.
• “Jimmy Kimmel Live” (ABC/CHCH) – Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings (“Soul Time!”).
• “Late Night With Jimmy Fallon” (NBC/CTV2) – Trey Anastasio (“Traveler”).
• “Late Show With David Letterman” (CBS/NTV/Omni1) – St Vincent w/David Byrne (“Love This Giant”).
• Grand Ole Opry (Nashville) – Kellie Pickler flips the switch to turn the show’s famous barn backdrop pink for the 4th annual “Opry Goes Pink” show, in support of the Women Rock For the Cure fight against breast cancer.
• “Tonight Show With Jay Leno” (NBC/CTV2) –  Lifehouse performs “Between the Raindrops” (“Almeria”, out December 11th).

• Calvin Harris – Today the DJ/producer releases his 3rd solo album, “18 Months”, which includes collaborations with Ellie Goulding, Florence Welch, Kelis, Ne-Yo, and Rihanna.
• Cee Lo Green – His holiday album, “Cee Lo’s Magic Moment”, is released today. BoB, Christina Aguilera, Rod Stewart, and The Muppets are among the featured guests.
• Jason Aldean – After selling out his “Night Train” tour stop at Boston’s Fenway Park in 7 minutes on Friday, he’s announced a 2nd show, scheduled for the day before (July 12th).
• Madonna – She’s bought her daughter Lourdes an apartment for her 16th birthday after the teen reportedly threatened to move in with her father, Carlos Leon. The condo is just a few blocks from her Upper East Side home in Manhattan and also near … the Kabbalah Center.
• Neil Young & Crazy Horse – Today his 35th studio album “Psychedelic Pill” is out, hard on the heels of the well-received Summer release “Americana”. Due to the length of many of the tracks, it’s being packaged as a double-CD and triple-LP vinyl edition.
• Rolling Stones – Due to the price of tickets, some claim flying to NYC to see the band’s 50th anniversary shows could actually work out cheaper for Brit fans than seeing them in London.
• Skrillex – The dubstep star has split with British singer Ellie Goulding. They began dating in February after her vocals were used on his EP “Bangarang”. The problem: they both have successful careers and they live in different countries.
• Taylor Swift – Her just-announced “Red Tour” will include 58 shows in 45 cities in 29 US states and 3 Canadian provinces in 2013. It kicks off in Omaha, Nebraska on March 13th.
• Toby Keith – Release of his new album “Hope On the Rocks” got moved up to today from November 13th. The album, which also comes in a ‘deluxe edition’, includes the single “I Like Girls That Drink Beer”.

• “The Campaign” ( R-Rated Comedy ): Will Ferrell plays a long-time North Carolina congressman whose re-election is challenged by the naive, child-like director of a local Tourism Center (Zach Galifianakis). Co-stars Jason Sudeikis, Dylan McDermott, John Lithgow, Dan Aykroyd.
• Also released today: “A Christmas Story 2” (Seasonal); “All In the Family: The Complete Series” (Vintage TV); “The Ballad of Genesis & Lady Jaye” (Documentary); “Chuck: The Complete Series” (TV); “The Kathy Griffin Collection: Red, White & Raw” (Comedy); “One Piece: Season 4” (TV Animation); and “The Streets of San Francisco: Season 5” (Vintage TV).

By running averages ShopItToMe.com, a company that analyzes more than 750,000 sales items a year from more than 200 online retailers, has found the following patterns …
■ Mondays: Shoppers can save nearly 50% on men’s and women’s dress pants, and about 55% on sunglasses.
■ Tuesdays: Expect to save more than 40% on men’s apparel.
■ Wednesdays: Shoppers save about 40% on shoes and children’s clothes.
■ Thursdays: Save 36% on handbags.
■ Fridays: Pay 42% less for jewelry, belts, and scarves.
■ Saturdays: Lingerie (37% off) and jackets/outerwear (51% off).
■ Sundays: Swimsuits (52% off).
In general, Thursday evenings are the best time of the week to buy clothing. December 26th is the first day of the best sales week of the year for clothes.
– TIME.com

Today Philips launches its new ‘Hue’ smart lightbulbs, which are being sold exclusively in Apple Stores worldwide. The electronics giant becomes the latest to launch a web-enabled LED lightbulb that automates lighting in the home using integrated wireless technology. App users can set lighting patterns or make it look like someone is home while they are away. A starter pack (MSRP: $199) includes 3 bulbs (600 lumen/50 watt equivalent) that work in regular lamps. Also included is a ‘smart bridge’, which connects the bulbs to your wireless router and with each other. Eventually other products could also possibly integrate with them. Once connected, the bulbs can be set up in minutes to link with ‘Hue’ smartphone and tablet apps.
– TheNextWeb.com

If you’re the type to pay to visit a ‘Haunted House’, you’ll likely enjoy these attractions as well …
• ‘The Hair Cave’ – Nope, those aren’t stalactites hanging from the cave roof … it’s real human hair! Obsessive Turkish collector Chez Galip happily shares his mammoth display of 16,000 locks with anyone brave enough to visit.
• ‘Gallery of Paleontology & Compared Anatomy’ – Part of the French Natural History Museum, this gallery answers the question, “What happens to zoo animals when they die?” In the 1890s, the Jardin des Plantes zoo’s pile of dead animal remains was used for many of these exhibits.
• ‘Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum’ – This is the converted Cambodian school where at least 15,000 dissidents were tortured and killed under the Khmer Rouge. While other museums about atrocities delicately display collections of victims’ belongings, this one went right for … the skulls.
• ‘Santa Maria della Concezione’ – In an ancient church in Rome is this display of artworks created from the bones of the Capuchin monks who lived here in the early 17th Century, lovingly arranged and glued together by the following friars.
• ‘Seodaemun Prison History Museum’ – This prison complex in Seoul, South Korea has become a showcase of torture methods, using life-size wax figures. Some of the icky practices: thrusting bamboo shoots under fingernails and forcing red hot chili water down the nose.
• ‘William P Didusch Center for Urologic History’ – This Maryland museum is dedicated to the horrific instruments doctors have been slipping into men’s privates since the invention of nightmares. Don’t forget to pick up a gallstone in the gift shop.
– Cracked.com

Common misinformation that’s still circulating about flu vaccines …
✗ You can get the flu, or a mild case of it, from the vaccine. In truth, the injection contains no live virus, only viral proteins. It’s impossible to get or to spread the flu from the injection.
✗ The flu vaccine may not be safe for pregnant women or babies. In fact, the flu vaccine is safe for pregnant women, and for babies older than 6 months.
✗ Antibiotics can fight the flu if you get it. Wrong. Antibiotics kill bacteria; the flu is a virus. There are anti-viral drugs but they only seem to work if taken within 48 hours of the start of symptoms.
✗ You don’t need to get the flu vaccine if you got it last year. Not so. The immunity you get from a shot wanes by the following year. Also the strains of flu virus change from year-to-year.
✗ The flu vaccine contains thiomerosal, which may be harmful. Actually it’s not they type of mercury shown to be harmful, and it was removed from almost all vaccines in 2001 anyway.
– MyHealthNewsDaily.com

• Chinese soft-shelled turtles pass waste through their mouths.
– BBC News
• Dolphins can stay awake for 15 days at a time.
– “Daily Telegraph”
• Dogs copy their owners’ yawns from the age of 7 months.
– ABC News


1967 [45] Gavin Rossdale, London UK, rock singer-guitarist (“End of Me”, Bush-“The Sound of Winter”)/Mr Gwen Stefani since 2002

1970 [42] Ben Bailey, Bowling Green KY, TV personality (Discovery Channel’s “Cash Cab”)

1975 [37] Marco Scutaro, San Felipe, Venezuela, Major League Baseball infielder (2012 World Series champion San Francisco Giants)

1975 [37] Ian D’Sa, Ealing UK [raised Mississauga ON], rock guitarist-vocalist (Billy Talent-“Viking Death March”, “Rusted From the Rain”)

1978 [34] Matthew Morrison, Fort Ord CA, TV actor (‘Will Schuester’ on “Glee” since 2009)

• “Bodybuilders’ Day”, celebrating the 1893 birth of Charles Atlas (Angelo Siciliano) in Acri, Italy. Yes, a bully actually did kick sand in the former 97-lb weakling’s face and steal his girlfriend, leading him to develop a wildly popular mail-order body building course.

• “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. About 9 billion pieces of Candy Corn will be manufactured this year.

• “Checklists 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”, because it’s far more fun when you do it in advance.
NET: http://www.gone-ta-pott.com/create_a_great_funeral_day.html

• “Devil’s Night” or “Mischief Night,” traditionally a night of pranks before Halloween.

1938 [74] 1st radio broadcast of Orson Welles’ “War Of the Worlds” convinces millions that Martians have invaded Grovers Mill NJ

1984 [28] ‘Freddy Krueger’ slashes his way across the movie screen in the 1st “Nightmare
on Elm Street”

1986 [26] The Beastie Boys release “License To Ill”, the 1st rap album to go to #1

1894 [118] 1st employee ‘Time Clock’ patented, leading to the expression ‘punching the clock’

1991 [21] A so-called ‘Perfect Storm’ hits the North Atlantic, producing massive waves along the New England and Canadian coastline (spawns Sebastian Junger’s best-selling book “The Perfect Storm” and its movie adaptation starring George Clooney)

[Wed] Halloween
[Wed] Caramel Apple Day
[Wed] Knock-Knock Jokes Day
[Wed] Magic Day
[Wed] UNICEF Day
[Wed] Samhain (Wiccan)
This Week Is … International Magic Week
This Month Is … World Menopause Month


Stocking up on goodies to hand out to trick-or-treaters? Try to stay away from these …
✗ Almondinejad
✗ Butterfungus
✗ Candy Toe-Corn
✗ Bit-O-Squirrel
✗ Good ‘n Sweaty
✗ Morton’s Individually Wrapped Salt Licks
✗ Cadbury Creme Egg Over Ham in Hollandaise Sauce
✗ Kit, Kim, Khloe, and Kourtney Kat
✗ Mitt-O-Honey
✗ Lint-Covered Restaurant Mints

☎ What’s the weirdest way you’ve ever trashed a cellphone? A British insurance firm reports that a farmer damaged his iPhone while calving, accidentally inserting it into the rear of a cow while attempting to use it as a flashlight; and a woman absentmindedly baked her Nokia 6303i in a sponge cake.

What do the following British slang terms mean?
• Accident & Emergency, commonly called an A&E …. A hospital Emergency Room, an ER.
• Bum Bag … A belted pouch referred to in North America as a fanny pack.
• Cash Point … An ATM.
• Jumper … A sweater or pullover.
• Mucky Pup … Messy person.
• Plaster … A band-aid.
• Poncy … An especially negative version of the word ‘posh’.
• Rude Boy … A thug or delinquent.
• To Sign On … To sign up for welfare.
– Condensed from MentalFloss.com

He met her in a revolving door and they’ve been going around together ever since.

Question: Stats show women get a better deal than men when shopping for THIS.
Answer: A car.

Great minds discuss ideas; small ones, people.

Monthly Planning Calendar in Tomorrow’s Edition of BS!

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