Thursday, October 30, 2014        Edition: #5328

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★ Gwyneth Paltrow has been brought in to help launch British Airways’ new A-380 aircraft by appearing in a series of print ads atop the 55-story Marina Bay Sands hotel in Singapore. The pics were taken just a week before the 42-year-old actress allegedly caused the break-up of her ex, Chris Martin, and his new girlfriend Jennifer Lawrence. The new plane is the only commercial airliner with 2 full-length wide-body decks. Flights on the super jumbo from London to Singapore began yesterday.
★ This is no surprise: Joan Rivers’ daughter Melissa has signed up a Manhattan legal powerhouse as she plans to launch a multimillion-dollar lawsuit against the endoscopy clinic where her mother fell into a coma. She’s selected one of the oldest law firms in NYC, which is said to be ‘highly selective’ about its cases. Joan Rivers died age 81 on September 4th after suffering cardiac arrest. The doctors involved in carrying out what was meant to be a routine throat procedure are also being named in the suit.
– “New York Post”
★ And Kim Kardashian tells Britain’s “Time Out” magazine she has a secret ambition … she wants to analyze murder scenes and catch the killer. The reality TV star, who’s made a fortune from clothing and makeup lines, dreams of working as a forensic investigator and has even begged lawyers for the opportunity. Quote: “I’ve literally asked attorneys to intern on a case, a big murder trial. I know I can help solve it … I’m obsessed with murders.”

• Bacardi Triangle – Tonight the 1st of a series of concerts through November 2nd on Palomino Island, off the coast of Puerto Rico. 1,800 contest winners are being flown in by private jet from LA, London, and NYC for performances by Calvin Harris, Ellie Goulding, and Kendrick Lamar.
• “Conan” (TBS/CTV) – The War on Drugs (“Lost In the Dream”).
• “Daily Show With Jon Stewart” (Comedy Central/CTV) – Spoon (“They Want My Soul”).
• “Elementary” (CBS/Global) – Jonny Lee Miller & Lucy Liu return in the 3rd season debut.
• “Good Morning America” (ABC) – Taylor Swift (“1989”).
• “Jimmy Kimmel Live” (ABC/CityTV) – Smokey Robinson f/Aloe Blacc & JC Chasez (“Smokey & Friends”).
• Keep a Child Alive Black Ball Gala (NYC) – Alicia Keys has enlisted former Talking Heads frontman David Byrne to co-headline her 11th annual charity event, which raises funds for HIV treatment for children orphaned due to AIDS.
• “Last Call With Carson Daly” (NBC) – Broods (“Evergreeen”).
• “Late Show With David Letterman” (CBS/Omni1) – Perfume Genius (“Too Bright”).
• “The McCarthys” (CBS/CTV) – Debut of a new sitcom about an obnoxious, sports-loving Boston family, starring Tyler Ritter (son of late John Ritter) & Joey McIntyre (NKOTB).
• “Mom” (CBS/CityTV)– Allison Janney & Anna Faris are back for the 2nd season debut. Jaime Pressly guest-stars.
• “No Delete” (St Petersburg FL) – This new exhibition by artist Xvala at Cory Allen Contemporary Art (CACA) features intimate pics of celebs that were leaked online, including Jennifer Lawrence and Kate Upton. The unaltered nudes form part of the show’s theme of privacy in the digital era. Quote: “We all become ‘users’ and in the end, we become ‘used’.”
• “Queen Latifah” (syndicated) – TI (“Paperwork”).
• “The Talk” (CBS) – Taylor Swift again.
• “Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” (NBC/CTV2) – Little Big Town (“Pain Killer”).
• “Two-and-a-Half Men” (CBS/CTV) – The 12th & final season debut involves a health scare on Halloween.

• Foo Fighters – Bassist Nate Mendel is working on a solo album. Mendel says he plans to launch his solo career while simultaneously juggling his duties with the Foos.
• Hunter Hayes – Tonight he kicks off his “Tattoo (Your Name) Tour” in University Park PA. The 17-date headlining tour runs through December 13th in London ON.
• Jason Aldean / Kenny Chesney – They’ve announced their “Burn It Down Tour” and “Big Revival Tour” will mash up for 10 stadium shows next Summer. The 1st to go on sale are at San Francisco’s Levi’s Stadium (May 2nd) and New England’s Gillette Stadium (August 28th).
• Kesha – Music producer Dr Luke is suing her mother, Pebe Sebert, claiming she’s orchestrated a smear campaign in a desperate attempt to get the 27-year-old singer out of her contract with him. He’s previously filed a defamation claim; now he’s also seeking damages.
• Pharrell Williams – He’s been appointed to the Board of Directors of NYC’s iconic Apollo Theater. One of his main responsibilities will be to help raise $20 million to modernize the 101-year-old facility.
• Taylor Swift – Some New Yorkers are ‘insulted’ by her new appointment as the city’s ‘Global Welcome Ambassador’. She was born in Wyomissing PA and grew up in Nashville TN, but recently bought a $20-million apartment in NYC’s trendy Tribeca neighborhood. Last week she released a catchy new song called “Welcome to New York”.

A BS selection of movies in the making …
• “Boulevard” – Robin Williams’ final movie may never make it to the bigscreen for financial reasons. Although it scored excellent reviews at NYC’s Tribeca Film Festival this year, a lack of financial backing has put an end to plans for a cinematic release. Williams portrays a married man who struggles to come to terms with his sexuality after falling in love with a gay prostitute.
• “Florence” – Meryl Streep stars as wannabe opera singer Florence Foster Jenkins, a NYC heiress & socialite who had aspirations to be a famous soprano. She was apparently the only one who didn’t realise she had a horrible voice and was constantly ridiculed for lack of talent. Hugh Grant portrays her manager, who’s determined to protect her from the awful truth.
• “Lego Movie 2” – The same screenwriting team is being brought back to write a follow-up to this year’s animated comedy which was a huge critical and commercial success. The voice cast from the original film, which included Will Ferrell, Morgan Freeman, Liam Neeson, and Chris Pratt, is expected to be invited back for the sequel. It’s not due on screens until 2018.
• “The Nice Guys” – In this upcoming 1970s-set thriller, Ryan Gosling & Russell Crowe play investigators looking into the case of a missing girl. As the case unravels, it transpires that the mystery is linked to people in very important positions of power in Los Angeles. The much-anticipated new film has been given a tentative release date of June 17, 2016.
• “Suicide Squad” – 31-year-old Jesse Eisenberg is in talks to return as ‘Lex Luthor’ after portraying the villain in “Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice” (out March 2016). The new film, directed by David Ayer, sees a group of super-villains from the comic book world recruited for dangerous missions by the government. “Suicide Squad” is expected to be out in August 2016.

According to a new University of Montréal study, men who sleep with multiple women reduce their risk of prostate cancer. In fact, men who have slept with more than 20 women slash their risk by 28%. Having one male partner does not increase the risk of the disease, but having sex with more than 20 men seems to double the risk. And here’s motivation for you – as if you need it – celibacy also apparently doubles the risk of the disease. Researchers say the findings add to evidence that regular intercourse may flush out cancer-causing chemicals. (“Honest, hon’. It’s for the good of my health!”)
– @MailOnline

Rock stars really do die young. In fact, a new Australian study finds they die up to 25 years younger than average, thanks to far higher rates of death by accident, suicide, and homicide. The Sydney University study of 13,000 rock & pop stars finds the odds of accidental death for well-known music stars are 5-to10 times greater than the general population; suicide rates are between 2- and 7-times greater; and the average musician has a life expectancy about 20 years lower than average. The researchers say the study’s disturbing findings indicate the music biz needs to stop ‘valorizing’ bad behavior and destructive lifestyles as well as find ways to assist depressed musicians. (The good news … despite the so-called ’27’ club, they do live longer than that on average.)

Researchers think they’ve identified the cause of seasonal depression (often referred to as Seasonal Affective Disorder). Scientists from Denmark’s University of Copenhagen say they think it’s due to the serotonin transporter (SERT) protein, which regulates serotonin in the brain. Serotonin is a brain chemical responsible for keeping mood in check. Study volunteers with SAD have been shown to average 5% more SERT in Summer than in Winter. Less serotonin can result in depression symptoms. Study volunteers without SAD seemingly do not have different SERT levels, no matter the season. (Pharmaceutical companies are no doubt already working on more ways to profit from the glum.)

• Halloween is thought to have originated around 4000 BC, which means Halloween has been around for over 6,000 years and is one of the oldest celebrations in the world
• Halloween celebrates the Christian holiday ‘All Hallows Eve’, but that holiday is likely rooted in the Celtic holiday ‘Samhein’ and a number of other pre-Christian harvest festivals.
• The word ‘bonfire’ has it’s roots in Halloween. Druid priests would throw the bones of cattle onto fires during Samhain to ensure the sun would return after the long Winter. Thus ‘bone fire’ eventually became ‘bonfire’.


1965 [49] Gavin Rossdale, London UK, rock singer-guitarist (“End of Me”, Bush-“The Sound of Winter”)/Mr Gwen Stefani since 2002

1975 [39] Ian D’Sa, Ealing UK [raised Mississauga ON], rock guitarist-vocalist (Billy Talent-“Stand Up & Run”, “Rusted From the Rain”)

1978 [36] 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.

• “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 …

• “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. Besides … it’s far more fun when you do it in advance.

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

2006 [08] Oprah Winfrey gives a $1,000 Bank of America debit card to each studio audience member on her syndicated talk show and asks that it be spent on someone outside their family

2007 [07] After losing top spot to Nirvana’s Kurt Cobain the year before, Elvis Presley once again tops “Forbes” list of ‘Highest-Earning Dead Celebrities’ (John Lennon is 2nd)

2004 [10] In a parade 86 years in the making, a crowd estimated between 3-and-5 million turns out to honor the Boston Red Sox for winning their 1st World Series since 1918

1974 [40] 32-year-old Muhammad Ali becomes World Heavyweight Boxing Champion for the 2nd time by knocking out George Foreman at the ‘Rumble In the Jungle’ in Kinshasa, Zaire

[Fri] Caramel Apple Day
[Fri] Magic Day
[Fri] Voodoo Music + Arts Experience begins (New Orleans LA)
[Fri] Frankenstein Friday
[Sun] Daylight Saving Time ends
This Week Is … International Magic Week
This Month Is … World Menopause Month


✗ Stores that start displaying Halloween stuff in August, getting your kids into a fever way too early.
✗ Trying to carve a pumpkin that looks halfway decent without cutting yourself in the process.
✗ Getting tagged in a photo from a Halloween party you went to in college and your kid seeing it.
✗ Buying a jumbo bag of candy early to give out on Halloween, then eating it all yourself and having to go buy another at the last minute.
✗ Searching in vain for the hard-to-find costume your kid says they absolutely must have.
✗ Making treats for your kid’s Halloween party at school that (fingers crossed) don’t end up in the trash.
✗ Spending an entire weekend decorating your house and yard for Halloween, only to have the result pale in comparison to your neighbors.
✗ Trying not to worry yourself sick when you let your older kids go trick-or-treating by themselves.
✗ Setting a ‘one candy per day’ rule for your kids after Halloween, then not being able to stop yourself from dipping into their stash.
– Condensed from

What would you look like as an alcoholic of 20 years? California-based Rehabs has posted an ‘Alcoholic Tool’ that purportedly shows you what your face will look like if you keep drinking for a long period. To use it you upload a photo or simply use your webcam …

☎ Name 3 things you secretly miss from the ’90s. How about …
• Netscape Navigator
• “Married with Children”
• Sony Discman
• Grunge
• “Power Rangers”
• Boy Bands
• “The X-Files”
• MTV and MuchMusic (when they were actually music channels)
• Mix Tapes
• Dial-Up Internet … er maybe not.

What does it mean if your cat head-butts you?
a. It trusts you. [CORRECT. It’s a sign of marking something as safe.]
b. It’s angry with you.
c. You’ve been scrimping on the tuna lately.
d. It’s been watching way too much football.

Health nuts are going to feel real stupid someday, lying in hospitals dying of nothing.

Question: According to a recent poll, the average parent thinks 12 is the perfect age for THIS.
Answer: A kid getting a cellphone.

Love doesn’t really make the world go round, but it makes the ride worthwhile.

Monthly Planning Calendar in Tomorrow’s Edition of BS!

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