Friday, September 10, 2010         Edition: #4340

Deja Moo!

BS SHOW BIZ BUZZ:
Sometime reality TV star Spencer Pratt has expressed regrets over his ‘infantile’ behavior on his twitter account saying: “I need to apologize to Heidi (Montag) and my 11.5 fans. I’m an epic douche – and you deserve better” (hear hear!) . . . 44-year-old actress Halle Berry has apparently found love again, spotted canoodling with Olivier Martinez in Paris, co-star of her new film “Dark Tide” (and Brit singer Kyle Minogue’s discard) . . . When “Jersey Shore’s” Snooki pled guilty to disturbing the peace and ‘being annoying’ this week, the judge called her the 3 most insulting words in English – ‘Lindsay Lohan wannabe’ . . . Although 24-year-old Lauren Conrad left MTV’s “The Hills” back in 2009 and has since become a best-selling author, it seems she isn’t done with TV, a new report suggesting she’s getting her own reality show – and that networks are ‘fighting over it’ (so many channels, so much time to fill) . . . And if that’s not bad enough, Charlie Sheen’s estranged wife Brooke Mueller has reportedly been roped in to star in a lifestyle-themed reality TV show with famous person Paris Hilton (what will they call it – “Snort!”?) . . . Willow Smith, 9-year-old daughter of Will Smith, has recorded a new tune called “I Whip My Hair”, which has been ‘leaked’ online (because no one would ever pay for it) . . . 35-year-old actress Angelina Jolie tells CNN she doesn’t have many friends, in fact Brad Pitt is the only person she really talks to (aw, the poor girl!) . . . And 80-year-old actor/director Clint Eastwood has revealed that he was offered the chance to play ‘James Bond’ in 1969 and the role of ‘Superman’ in 1978, both of which he turned down (“Do you feel lucky, Moneypenny?”).

WEEKEND SHOW BIZ SKED:

• “Canadian Country Music Awards” (CBC) – Sunday at Rexall Place in Edmonton, Australian-born, Alberta-raised Gord Bamford leads nominations with 6, followed by Corb Lund, Dean Brody, Doc Walker, and Johnny Reid with 5 apiece.
NET: http://www.ccma.org/awards/index.cfm
• “Ellen DeGeneres Show” (syndicated/A Channel) – Today Miley Cyrus (“Can’t Be Tamed”).
• “Fashion’s Night Out” (QVC) – Among other things, tonight’s New York Fashion week special live from Rockefeller Center introduces the new clothing line ‘K-Dash by Kardashian’. (Yes, those Kardashians.)
• “Good Morning America” (ABC) – This morning a song written by Bono and The Edge for the upcoming musical “Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark” is premiered live in NYC’s Times Square by the show’s star, Reeve Carney of the band Carney.
• “Jimmy Kimmel Live” (ABC/CityTV) – Tonight Shontelle (“No Gravity”).
• “Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson” (CBS) – Tonight Norah Jones (“The Fall”).
• “Late Show With David Letterman” (CBS) – Tonight Usher (“Versus”).
• “Saturday Night Live” (NBC/Global) – NFL QB Peyton Manning hosts; musical guest is Carrie Underwood (rerun).
• “Stand Up 2 Cancer” ( Multi-network ) – Tonight news anchors Brian Williams (NBC), Diane Sawyer (ABC), and Katie Couric (CBS) host this live 1-hour commercial-free special. The 2008 version raised over $100 million for cancer research. Tonight’s participants include The Edge, Martina McBride, Natasha Bedingfield, Queen Latifah, Reese Witherspoon, and Stevie Wonder.
NET: http://su2c.standup2cancer.org/theshow
• “Tonight Show With Jay Leno” (NBC/A Channel) – Tonight Sarah McLachlan (“Laws of Illusion”).
• “Video Music Awards” (MTV) – Sunday Chelsea Handler (“Chelsea Lately”) hosts the 27th honors live from LA’s Nokia Theater. Lady Gaga leads nominations with 13, the most ever. Performers include BoB, Eminem, Justin Bieber, Kanye West, Ke$ha, Linkin Park, Paramore, and Usher.

BS MUSIC NOTES:

• Billy Currington – “Pretty Good at Drinkin’ Beer” is his 4th consecutive #1 country hit and the 6th of his career.
• Carrie Underwood – She’s been announced as the new ‘ambassador’ for Olay beauty products. The company is also sponsoring the Fall dates of her “Play On Tour”.
• Disturbed – “Asylum” has become the Chicago rockers’ 4th consecutive studio album to debut at #1, according to Nielsen SoundScan.
• Faith Hill – She’ll again be featured every weekend on the opening of “NBC Sunday Night Football”, starting this Sunday with the Dallas-Washington game.
• Hinder – Tonight they’re offering fans a free, live webcast of their show at The Rave in Milwaukee WI. It’s being broadcast live via the venue’s website, therave.com.
• James Otto – The “Just Got Started Lovin’ You” singer has canceled 2 weekend concerts after being admitted to a Nashville-area hospital Tuesday with an unspecified abdominal illness.
• John Lennon – His assassin Mark David Chapman has just been denied parole for the 6th time. Yoko Ono’s lawyer tells “NY Daily News” she’s ‘very pleased’ to hear that news.
• Lee Brice – “Love Like Crazy” has broken the record for most weeks on “Billboard” magazine’s ‘Country Songs’ chart after climbing to #3 in its 55th week. The previous record-holder was Eddy Arnold’s “Bouquet of Roses” … back in 1948!
• Paul McCartney – He’s one of 5 artists being awarded ‘2010 Kennedy Center Honors’ at the John F Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington DC on December 5th. Also on the list: Country legend Merle Haggard and multimedia mogul Oprah Winfrey.
• TI – His recent arrest for alleged cannabis use may cost him more than his freedom. Body spray Axe is reportedly set to ‘ax’ him from their ad campaign. He was signed up earlier this year after promising to ‘become a more positive role model’.

TODAY’S MOVIE OPENINGS:

• “I’m Still Here” ( Limited Release Music Documentary ) – Actor-turned-director Casey Affleck documents Joaquin Phoenix’s transition from acclaimed actor to aspiring rapper, which for some reason includes growing a scraggly beard and always wearing sunglasses. Some suggest the film is a stunt or some sort of calculated experiment. Shot in Las Vegas.
NET: http://www.imdb.com/video/screenplay/vi1019479577/
• “Resident Evil: Afterlife” ( 3-D R-Rated Sci-Fi Thriller ): In a world ravaged by a ‘T-Virus’ infection, turning its victims into the ‘Undead’, heroine ‘Alice’ (Milla Jovovich) continues her quest to lead survivors to safety and to take down the evil ‘Umbrella Corporation’. 4th film of the series that began in 2002. Co-stars Ali Larter, Wentworth Miller. Shot in Toronto.
NET: http://www.sonypictures.com/movies/residentevilafterlife/
• “The Twilight Saga: Eclipse” ( Limited Re-release PG-13 Romantic Fantasy ): The June 30th release returns to selected theaters in order to, quote: ‘celebrate Bella’s birthday’ (September 13th). It’ll also serve to keep desperate ‘Twihards’ satisfied a little longer while they wait for Part One of “Breaking Dawn”, coming in November 2011.
NET: http://www.eclipsethemovie.com/
• “The Virginity Hit” ( R-Rated Comedy ): A coming-of-age comedy about four friends who use a video camera and their Internet savvy to chronicle their buddy’s attempt to lose his virginity. No-name cast includes Matt Bennett, Zack Pearlman, Krysta Rodriguez. Co-produced by Will Ferrell.
NET: http://www.thevirginityhit.com/

STING TIME:
As Summer is winding down, this is the most likely time of year to be stung by wasps and similar predatory insects, entomologists say. There are now more adult wasps than at any time of the year, and they are all competing for sustenance, making them more likely to prowl garbage bins, picnic tables, or anywhere people leave food. This is also the time of year that bees and their like are scavenging for food stocks to keep their queens alive for the coming year. (Good luck eating out on the patio tonight!)
– “Boston Globe”

PICKING A ‘DATE’ MOVIE:

More people get frisky after watching a ‘chick flick’ than a macho ‘action movie’. In a recent study, more than half of test couples became passionate after watching a romantic comedy, while just 22% were up for it after watching a thriller. Not only did the chick flick result in a higher degree of sexual activity, but 54% of the couples reported they felt ‘closer’ afterward. Just 9% felt more intimate after an action film. (What’s the best date movie so far this year?)
– UPI

NO ONE LIKES A SMART-ASS:

An experiment has found that a class of schoolchildren learns twice as quickly when the most confident ones are not allowed to raise their hands after the teacher asks a question. Instead, all the children in the class were encouraged write the answer to the teacher’s question on a small white board and hold it up simultaneously or stick their thumbs up or down at the same time to answer a yes-or-no question. While the experiment seemed to improve learning, it wasn’t popular: The kids used to keeping quiet were rattled at having to do something; and the ones used to showing off were ticked off. (To make everyone happy, have them tweet an answer.)
– “Times of London”

BS AMAZING FACT:

Dr Thomas Harvey removed Albert Einstein’s brain during his autopsy. For 30 years afterward, Harvey kept it in 2 mason jars in his Wichita, Kansas home. (“Grandpa, this pickled cabbage you made tastes awful!”)
– MentalFloss.com

BS CHRONOMETER 09.10.10

TODAY’S CELEBIRTHDAYS . . .
1949 [61] Bill O’Reilly, NYC, right-wing TV personality (“The O’Reilly Factor”)

1950 [60] Joe Perry, Lawrence MA, rock guitarist (Aerosmith-“I Don’t Wanna Miss a Thing”, “Dream On”)

1960 [50] Colin Firth, Grayshott UK, movie actor (“Mamma Mia!”, “Bridget Jones’ Diary”)

1966 [44] Stevie D, Chicago IL, rock guitarist (Buckcherry-“Sorry”, “Crazy Bitch”)

1968 [42] Guy Ritchie, Hatfield UK, movie director ( “Sherlock Holmes”, “Lock, Stock & Two Smoking Barrels”)/wed to Madonna 2000-08

1974 [36] Ryan Phillippe (FIL-uh-pee), New Castle DE, movie actor (“Flags Of Our Fathers”, “Crash”)/ex-Mr Reese Witherspoon (1999-2007)

1980 [30] Mikey Way, Belleville NJ, alt-rock bassist (My Chemical Romance-“Famous Last Words”, “Welcome to the Black Parade”)/younger brother of frontman Gerard Way

1984 [26] Matthew Followill, Oklahoma City OK, rock guitarist (Kings of Leon-“Use Somebody”, “Sex on Fire”)

SATURDAY –
Pop singer/actor Harry Connick Jr (“Your Songs”) is 43; Rock guitarist Jon Buckland (Coldplay) is 33; Rapper/actor Ludacris (“Money Maker”) is 33; Country/pop singer Charles Kelley (Lady Antebellum) is 29.

SUNDAY –
Country music legend George Jones (“He Stopped Lovin’ Her Today”) is 79; Rock drummer Neil Peart (Rush) is 58; Movie actor Jason Statham (“The Transporter”) is 38; Movie actor Paul Walker (“Fast & Furious”) is 37; Country singer Jennifer Nettles (Sugarland) is 36; TV actor Benjamin McKenzie (“Southland”) is 32; Pop singer Ruben Studdard (“American Idol 2”) is 32; Pop singer-actress Jennifer Hudson (“Dreamgirls”) is 29.

BS REASONS TO PARTY . . .

• “Eid-Al-Fitr” [‘eed al fi-TUR’] begins at sunset, the Muslim feast celebrating the end of Ramadan fasting.
• “Sewing Machine Day”, on the date that the sewing machine was patented in 1846. The first sewing machines were actually made in France in the 1830s. What’s the ugliest thing mom ever whipped up on hers for you to wear?
• “New York Fashion Week” through September 16th in NYC, when we find out what’s hot and what’s not for Spring 2010.
NET: http://newyork.mbfashionweek.com
• “Swap Ideas Day”, set aside to encourage us to collaborate on creative thinking and new solutions to old problems. (So your co-workers can take all the credit.)
• “Teacher’s Day” in China, when students show their appreciation by presenting gifts such as cards and flowers.

SATURDAY –
• “Federal Lands Cleanup Day”, an annual event by presidential proclamation on the 1st Saturday after Labor Day. So help out a litter bit, ok?
• “Ganesh Chaturthi”, the annual Indian festival that celebrates the Hindu elephant god ‘Ganesh’. Traditionally, idols decorated with tinsel, paint, and garlands are carried to a large body of water and sunk. Environmentalists are encouraging adherents to move from plaster of Paris statuary to biodegradable clay … a suggestion that doesn’t sit well with many.
• “Honey, I Want to Start My Own Business Day”. (Tomorrow is “Get a Grip, Dreamer! We Got a Whack of Bills to Pay Day”.)
• “9/11 Remembrance Day”. 9 years ago at 8:46 am EDT, terrorists began the attack on NYC’s World Trade Center using hijacked commercial airliners. The long-awaited World Trade Center Memorial is due to be completed a decade after the disaster and opened on September 11, 2011. Identical square pools will be located where the 2 towers once stood.
• “Tricky Handshake Day”. Remember they only count if you spit on your hand first!

SUNDAY –
• “Grandparents’ Day”, originated in 1978 to honor the folks who get to spoil our kids rotten without paying any consequences. Observed annually the 1st Sunday after Labor Day.
• “Mushroom Day”, to honor the fungus among us. Which tastes best? Portobello? Truffle?
• “Pet Memorial Day”, established by the International Association of Pet Cemeteries as an annual observance on the 2nd Sunday of September to bring closure to the departure of beloved pets by fondly remembering them. (We miss you, Molly … but not the hairballs.)
NET: http://tinyurl.com/y96gpr
• “Popcorn Day”, celebrating the cheap treat that somehow costs 12 bucks in a movie theater.
• “Videogames Day”, a day for kids who love ‘em to celebrate and thank the parents who fork out the cash for an X-Box, PlayStation, or Wii.

THIS DAY IN SHOW BIZ . . .
1958 [52] A chemical manufacturer announces it will unleash its pungent ‘Aroma-rama’ and ‘Smell-o-Vision’ technologies on movie theaters (fortunately, most theater-goers think the idea stinks)

TODAY’S MUSIC EVENT . . .

1964 [46] Rod Stewart’s 1st (less-than-successful) recording, “Good Morning Little Schoolgirl”, is released (if he released that nowadays, he’d get arrested!)

TODAY’S FIRST . . .

1897 [113] 1st convicted ‘Drunk Driver’ rams a taxi-cab into a building (George Smith, London UK)

TODAY’S RECORD . . .
2008 [02] The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) particle accelerator, described as the ‘Biggest Scientific Experiment in History’, is powered up beneath Geneva, Switzerland

AND REMEMBER . . .

[Mon] International Chocolate Day
[Mon] Boss-Employee Exchange Day
[Tues] Cream-Filled Donut Day
[Wed] “Survivor: Nicaragua” debuts (CBS/Global)
[Thurs] Stepfamily Day
This Week Is … Housekeepers Week
This Month Is … Organic Harvest Month

BULL’S BITS

MORE REALISTIC COCKTAIL NAMES:

• ‘Cuba Non Libre’
• ‘Singapore Scam’
• ‘Tequila Foggy Sunrise’
• ‘Three-Mile Island Iced Tea’
• ‘Gin & Puke’
• ‘Whiskey Dour’
• ‘Premature Ejaculation On the Beach’
– Thanks to Andrea Belemare

BS PHONE STARTER:
What’s the best revenge you ever got using technology (texting, social networks, etc)?

BS RANDOM JOKE:
A good day is when you wake up without a chalk outline around your body.

BS WATER COOLER QUESTION:

Today’s Question: The average man first does THIS at age 34.
Answer to Give Out Next Show: Trims ear-hair.

BS DEEP THOUGHT:

People don’t change; they only become more so.


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