Friday, September 30, 2011 Edition: #4598
Monthly Planning Calendar in Today’s Issue!
BS SHOW BIZ BUZZ:
“Star” magazine is once again reporting that Ashton Kutcher is cheating on Demi Moore, just as a 23-year-old woman has lawyered up after telling RadarOnline.com that he slept with her just this past weekend (biggest sign there may be a problem: prolific Twitterers Kutcher and Moore have both gone quiet) . . . Courtney Cox’s ex David Arquette (“Scream” films) has confirmed reports he’s dating Christina McLarty, the TV reporter ex-wife of “Girl’s Gone Wild” founder Joe Francis (their marriage lasted an entire 7 weeks) . . . “Us Weekly” reports famous person Jessica Simpson is postponing her November wedding to ex-NFLer Eric Johnson due to her ‘inability to decide on a wedding venue’ (or maybe she found out his football career is truly over?) . . . . 52-year-old former “Seinfeld” star Jason Alexander is showing off a new look, what he calls a ‘semi-permanent hairpiece’ (BS translation: Rug) . . . A couple of interns who worked on the hit movie “Black Swan” are now suing the studio because all they were asked to do was fetch coffee & lunch orders (do they not understand the definition of ‘intern’?) . . . Actress Marisa Tomei tells Conan O’Brien that she has taken part in George Clooney’s burgeoning tradition at his Italian estate on Lake Como – skinny-dipping (they co-star in “The Ides of March”, opening October 7th) . . . Eva Longoria (“Desperate Housewives”) & Tina Fey (“30 Rock”) have been named the ‘Highest-Paid TV Actresses’ in a new “Forbes” magazine listing, each making $13 million over the past year (a lot of money for 23 hours work!) . . . And it looks like the Zooey Deschanel comedy “New Girl” is the new TV season’s breakout hit, retaining 92% of its premiere audience for the 2nd episode and thereby causing FOX-TV to give it a full-season pick-up (how come it’s the big money, high profile new shows that always seem to bomb?).
WEEKEND SHOW BIZ SKED:
• “Jimmy Kimmel Live” (ABC) – Tonight Gavin DeGraw (Chariot”). Rerun.
• “Last Call With Carson Daly” (NBC) – Tonight The Horrors (“Skying”).
• “Late Night With Jimmy Fallon” (NBC) – Tonight Pearl Jam closes out ‘Floyd Week’ by performing their rendition of Pink Floyd’s “Mother”.
• “Late Show With David Letterman” (CBS) – Tonight Anne-Sophie Mutter (“ASM 35: The Complete Musician”).
• “Saturday Night Live” (NBC) – Host Melissa McCarthy (“Mike & Molly”); musical guest Lady Antebellum (“Own the Night”).
• “Tavis Smiley” (PBS) – Tonight Tony Bennett (“Duets II”).
• “Tonight Show With Jay Leno” (NBC) – Tonight Airborne Toxic Event (“All at Once”).
• “Weird Al” Yankovic Live!: The Alpocalypse Tour” (Comedy Central) – Saturday the world premiere of a concert film shot over the summer in Toronto. Highlights include “Perform This Way” and “Polka Face”. The show will be released on DVD/Blu-ray/digitally October 4th.
• “Wendy Williams Show” (syndicated) – Today Jason Derulo (“Future History”).
BS MUSIC NOTES:
• Death Cab For Cutie – Tonight in Cincinnati OH they begin a new leg of touring in support of their most recent album “Codes & Keys”.
• Jason Aldean – Proceeds from his concert in Roanoke VA tonight go to a cancer charity as part of his 6th annual “Concert For the Cure”. Opening acts are Chris Young and Thompson Square.
• Lady Gaga – She’s suing a marketing company that’s attempting to trademark her name. Excite Worldwide LLC is refusing to withdraw its application to use the names ‘Lady Gaga’ and ‘Lady Gaga Fame’ to sell their line of cosmetics & accessories. Hey Lady, you snooze …
• Rihanna – First she stripped down to her undies for a scene in her now-shooting “We Found Love” video just a day after going topless for the same shoot; then she stunned staff at a fast food restaurant in Northern Ireland by leaping onto a table and performing a sexy dance routine as she filmed more scenes. How to be a role model, girl!
• Sting – Saturday night he celebrates his 60th birthday (October 2) with a special charity all-star concert featuring Billy Joel, Bruce Springsteen, Lady Gaga, Mary J Blige, will.i.am, and more at NYC’s Beacon Theatre. All proceeds benefit the Robin Hood Foundation, a charity that helps fight poverty in the Big Apple.
• TI – He’s throwing a homecoming brunch in Atlanta GA on Sunday to celebrate the completion of his prison sentence. He served 10 months of an 11-month sentence for a probation violation and was released to a halfway house earlier this month. TMZ.com reports the party will cost an estimated $100,000.
• Tony Bennett – At the age of 85, he’s achieved his first #1 album on the sales chart with “Duets II”, according to Nielsen SoundScan. That makes him the oldest living artist to do so.
TODAY’S MOVIE OPENINGS:
• “Courageous” ( PG-13 Drama ): When a tragedy strikes close to home, 4 police officers struggle with their roles as husbands and fathers. Together they make a decision that will change all of their lives. Made for the faith-based audience. Stars Alex Kendrick, Ken Bevel.
• “Dream House” ( PG-13 Mystery Thriller ): Soon after moving into their seemingly idyllic new home, a family learns of a brutal crime committed against former residents of the dwelling. Stars Daniel Craig, Rachel Weisz (Mrs Daniel Craig), Naomi Watts.
• “50/50” ( R-Rated Comedy ): A comedic account of a 27-year-old guy’s cancer diagnosis, and his subsequent struggle to beat the disease. Stars Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Seth Rogen, Anna Kendrick. Shot in Vancouver, Canada.
• “What’s Your Number?” ( R-Rated Comedy ): A woman looks back at the past 20 men she’s had relationships with in her life and wonders if one of them might be her one true love. Stars Anna Faris, Chris Evans, Ari Graynor.
TODAY’S VIDEO RELEASE:
“Transformers: Dark Of the Moon” ( PG-13 Action Adventure ): Both star Shia LaBeouf & director Michael Bay have admitted the last sequel (“Transformers: Revenge Of the Fallen”) was crap and it made over $800 million worldwide. This one is just OK and it cleaned up over $1.1 billion. Co-stars Josh Duhamel, Patrick Dempsey, John Malkovich, Frances McDormand, and Brit model Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, who’s now filling Megan Fox’s cut-offs.
CURMUDGEON CALLS IT QUITS:
This Sunday Andy Rooney does his 1,097th and final segment on “60 Minutes” (CBS) at the ripe old age of 92. The cantankerous commentator has been entertaining, enraging, and enlightening us with his irascible observations on the show’s “A Few Minutes with Andy Rooney” feature since 1978. He was born in 1919, the same year the Green Bay Packers football team was founded, prohibition began, and the 1st air passenger service began. He started working for CBS News in 1949. (Love him or hate him, you gotta admit he’s one of a kind.)
– Condensed from TheToiletPaper.com
In South Korea, there’s a big problem with students … studying too much. No, seriously. It’s become so bad that the government has started raiding study halls to stop students from studying. And to reduce the country’s addiction to private, after-hours tutoring academies (called ‘hagwons’), authorities have begun enforcing a 10 pm curfew – even paying citizens bounties to turn in violators. (Well thank goodness your kids don’t suffer from this law-breaking behavior!)
– “TIME Magazine”
WHY BUREAUCRATS ARE BONEHEADS:
A new Stanford University study gives a clue as to why interactions with low-level civil servants and other clerical workers can be so infuriating. The research paper, titled “The Destructive Nature of Power Without Status”, concludes that people in positions with power (ie: drivers license bureau) but low social status (ie: drivers license bureau) often use their authority to torment people. The researchers conclude that by putting people in demeaning roles, it leads them to demean others. (“Take a number and I’ll get back to you … when I feel like it.”)
DID YOU KNOW?
A recent poll finds most Canadians would prefer to have a relationship with someone of average weight (78%), average height (66%), and average income (59%). (How to go, Canada … reach for the middle!)
– Ipsos Reid
BS CHRONOMETER 09.30.11
TODAY’S CELEBIRTHDAYS . . .
1958  Marty Stuart, Philadelphia MS, country singer (“Now That’s Country”, “Tempted”)
1963  Eddie Montgomery, Danville KY, country singer (Montgomery Gentry-“Roll With Me”, “Back When I Knew It All”)
1964  Robby Takac, Buffalo NY, alt-rock singer-bassist (Goo Goo Dolls-“Slide”, “Iris”)
1964  Trey Anastasio, Fort Worth TX, cult band singer-songwriter-guitarist (Phish-“Time Turns Elastic”)
1975  Marion Cotillard, Caen, France, movie actress (“Inception”, 2008 Academy Award–“La Vie En Rose”)
1984  T-Pain (Faheem Rasheed Najm), Tallahassee FL, hip-hop/R&B singer-songwriter (f/Yung Joc-“Buy U a Drank [Shawty Snappin’]”, w/Flo Rida-“Low”)
Former US president Jimmy Carter is 87; Movie actress Julie Andrews (“The Sound of Music”) is 76; Movie actor Randy Quaid (“Brokeback Mountain”) is 61; Movie actor Zach Galifianakis (“The Hangover” films) is 42; TV actress Sarah Drew (“Grey’s Anatomy”) is 31.
Fashion designer Donna Karan is 63; Musician Sting (Police) is 60; TV personality Kelly Ripa (“Live With Regis & Kelly”) is 41; Rock bassist Mike Rodden (Hinder) is 29.
BS REASONS TO PARTY . . .
• “Ask a Stupid Question Day”, observed on the last day of school in September to perpetuate the idea that ‘asking a stupid question is better than repairing a stupid mistake’. The roots of this day go back to the 1980s when there was a movement by teachers to get kids to ask more questions in the classroom.
• “Do Something Wacky With a Grandparent Day”. Swap teeth?
• “International Translation Day”, introduced in 1991 by the International Federation of Translators. One of the great things you can do online is use an automated translator like “Babel Fish” to switch from language-to-language instantly.
• “Homemade Cookie Day”. Nummers! What’s the absolute best kind? Chocolate chip? Oatmeal & raisin? Peanut butter? Shortbread? Dirt balls?
• “International Day of Older Persons”, an annual observance begun by the UN.
• “October”, which actually means ‘8th month’ but has been the 10th month ever since New Year’s Day was moved from March to January. At other times in history October has been called Germanicus, Herculeus, and Faustinus. So, happy First of Faustinus!
• “World Vegetarian Day”, the 34th annual to create awareness of the ethical, environmental, health, and humanitarian benefits of a vegetarian lifestyle. Enjoy your bark and leaves, veggie folks! (When’s ‘World Carnivore Day’ anyway?)
THIS DAY IN SHOW BIZ . . .
1955  Movie star James Dean dies at age 24 after his Porsche 550 Spyder is involved in a head-on collision on a California highway (it’s his sudden death that makes him a legend; he only made 3 movies)
TODAY’S MUSIC EVENT . . .
1988  John Lennon is posthumously awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
TODAY’S FIRST . . .
2005  A UN health official warns that ‘Bird Flu’ could spread to humans at any time, killing anywhere from 5 million-to-150 million people (the fear mongering proves false)
TODAY’S RECORD . . .
1927  Babe Ruth hits his 60th home run of the 1927 season, setting a Major League Baseball record that would stand for 34 years (using no ‘juice’ except booze!)
BS MONTHLY PLANNING CALENDAR . . .
[Oct 2] International Day of Non-violence / Custodial Workers Day / World Communion Day / World Farm Animals Day / “How To Make It In America”; “Hung” debut (HBO)
[Oct 3] Child Health Day / World Habitat Day / “House” season debut (FOX)
[Oct 4] Blessing Of the Animals Day / Improve Your Office Day / Cinnamon Bun Day / World Animal Day
[Oct 5] World Teachers Day / “George Harrison: Living In the Material World” premieres (HBO)
[Oct 6] Ecological Debt Day / Mad Hatter Day / German-American Day
[Oct 7] Diversity Day / World Smile Day / Yom Kippur begins (Jewish) / “The Ides of March”; “Real Steel” open in movie theaters
[Oct 8] Depression Screening Day / Universal Music Day / Pirogi Day / “Michael Forever – The Tribute Concert” (Cardiff, Wales)
[Oct 9] International African Diaspora Day / Leif Erikson Day / Chess Day / World Post Day / Clergy Appreciation Day
[Oct 10] Thanksgiving Day (Canada) / Columbus Day (USA) / International Newspaper Carrier Day / Kick Butt Day / World Mental Health Day / “Kim’s Fairytale Wedding: A Kardashian Event” (E!)
[Oct 11] Full ‘Hunters’ Moon / Coming Out Day / Face Your Fears Day / “Last Man Standing” debuts (ABC) / “Taylor Swift’s Journey to Fearless” DVD released
[Oct 12] Emergency Nurses Day / Free Thought Day / International Moment of Frustration Scream Day / International Top Spinning Day / Bring Your Teddy Bear to Work & School Day
[Oct 13] English Language Day / International Day for Natural Disaster Reduction / World Sight Day
[Oct 14] Alternative Fuel Day / Be Bald & Be Free Day / World Egg Day / “The Big Year”; “Footloose”; “The Thing” open in movie theaters
[Oct 15] International Day of Rural Women / Grouch Day / White Cane Safety Day / Bridge Day
[Oct 16] Dictionary Day / Feral Cat Day / Sunday School Teacher Appreciation Day / World Food Day / “A Decade of Difference: A Concert Celebrating 10 Years of the William J Clinton Foundation” (Hollywood CA)
[Oct 17] Boss’ Day / International Day For the Eradication of Poverty / Mulligan Day / Cake Decorating Day / Clean Your Virtual Desktop Day
[Oct 18] Chocolate Cupcake Day / World Menopause Day / “Man Up” debuts (ABC)
[Oct 19] Evaluate Your Life Day / Medical Assistants Recognition Day / “Bored to Death” debuts (HBO)
[Oct 20] Information Overload Day / Support Your Local Chamber of Commerce Day / International Credit Union Day / Get Smart About Credit Day
[Oct 21] Mammography Day / Reptile Awareness Day / “Chuck”; “Grimm” debut (NBC) / “American Masters: Pearl Jam Twenty” (PBS) / “Paranormal Activity 3”; “The Three Musketeers” open in movie theaters
[Oct 22] International Stuttering Awareness Day / Caps Lock Day / Make a Difference Day / Bridge School Benefit (Mountain View CA)
[Oct 23] iPod Day / Mother-in-Law Day / Mole Day / “Once Upon a Time” debuts (ABC)
[Oct 24] United Nations Day / Lung Health Day
[Oct 26] Diwali begins (Hindu)
[Oct 27] Cranky Co-workers Day
[Oct 28] Frankenstein Friday / International Bandanna Day / Voodoo Music Experience begins (New Orleans LA) / “Anonymous”; “In Time”; “Johnny English Reborn” open in movie theaters
[Oct 29] Internet Day / Cat Day / Forgiveness Day / World Psoriasis Day
[Oct 30] Create a Great Funeral Day / Devils Night / Candy Corn Day / Reformation Sunday (Christian) / “Allan Gregory” debuts (FOX)
[Oct 31] Halloween / Beggars Night / Caramel Apple Day / Knock-Knock Jokes Day / Magic Day / UNICEF Day
LESSER-KNOWN CHANGES TO FACEBOOK:
Facebook has revamped to make photos larger; there is a new subscription mode; and it’s easier to decide how much info you want to share and how much of other people’s info you want to see. A few other changes you may not have noticed …
• “Farmville” now actually stinks.
• You can now become more productive at work by unselecting ‘Huge Waste of Time’ and selecting ‘Small Waste of Time’ in your account settings.
• New ‘Terms of Confidentiality’ only shows a record of credit card transactions of ‘friends’, not ‘friends of friends’ anymore.
• New ‘Pulse Monitor App’ prompts you to click ‘OK’ button once every 4 hours to show you’re still alive.
• Unsubscribe function is now listed under the heading ‘Improve My Pitiful Existence’.
– Adapted from MikesTopFive.com
BS RANDOM JOKE:
You don’t get once-in-a-lifetime offers like this every day …
Who would you like to trade places with for 1 month … and 1 month only?
BS WATER COOLER QUESTION:
Question: According to a recent poll, THIS is the #1 thing most men would like to change about their wife or girlfriend.
Answer: Her attitude.
BS DEEP THOUGHT:
The most exciting place to discover talent is within yourself.