Friday, September 1, 2017 – Edition: #6047

Sheet Happens!

There will be no “Bull Sheet” on Monday, the Labour Day holiday. The Bull Sheet will resume on Tuesday, September 5th.

★ Texas native Jamie Foxx has announced on Instagram that there will be a telethon on Sept. 12 to raise money for those in need. Fox wrote that he “Just wanted to let everyone in Texas know, we got you,” and added that he’s donated $25,000 to GlobalGiving, a non-profit organization that provides a global crowdfunding platform for grassroots charitable projects.  More details will be released in the coming days, but as Foxx put it, they will “raise as much money as we can for everybody down there.”  Foxx plans to co-host the event.
★ Reese Witherspoon is set to guest star in an episode of ‘The Mindy Project’s’ final season. The announcement was made on Tuesday by the show’s creator and star Mindy Kaling, who shared an image on Instagram of her and Reese on set.  Witherspoon will appear in episode seven of the Hulu series’ final season, which premieres on September 12.
★  Blake Lively used to send photos of a doll to Leonardo Dicaprio. The ‘Gossip Girl’ star dated Leo for a few months in 2011 and the show’s executive producer Joshua Safran says that Lively had a bizarre way of communicating with her then-boyfriend. He reports that she had a doll that she took photos of that she sent to Dicaprio.  According to Safran,  Blake was “way ahead of the curve. It was pre-Instagram. She was documenting her life in photographs in a way that people were not yet doing.”
★ Leah Remini’s latest claim in her fight against Scientology is that the church pressured her to convert her longtime co-star Kevin James.  Remini said to People that Scientology reps would always ask “Why is he not in? Why have you not promoted it to him?” She says that they let it go after a while, but she was expected to recruit, “especially with somebody you work with for nine years”.
(Maybe they needed a Mall Cop?)
★ Whitney Houston’s daughter Bobbi Kristina Brown will get the biopic treatment this fall, a little over a year after she died from a combination of drowning and drug intoxication at the age of 22. The TV movie, simply titled ‘Bobbi Kristina’, will air on TV One in October.

• “Jimmy Kimmel Live” (ABC/Global): John Lithgow, Jay Baruchel, Diana Krall ( R )
• “The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon” (NBC/CTV): David Spade, Desus & Mero, Penn & Teller ( R )
• “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” (CBS/Global): Kenneth Branagh, Cara Delevingne ( R )
• “Late Night with Seth Meyers” (NBC/CTV): Michael Moore, Carrie Coon, Little Big Town, Roy Mayorga ( R )
• “The Late Late Show with James Corden” (CBS/CTV): Fred Armisen, Tituss Burgess, Edgar Wright, Gavin DeGraw ( R )
• “Live with Kelly and Ryan” (ABC/CTV):Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Tatiana Maslany, Erin Bowman
• “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” (NBC/CTV): Justin Timberlake, Gabrielle Union ( R )
• Shark Tank” (ABC): Franchised art studios; a notebook that sends writing wirelessly; pheromone-infused hair products.
• “Diana, 7 Days” (NBC): The effect of Princess Diana’s death on the United Kingdom and the world.
• “FIFA World Cup 2018 Qualifying” (ESPN): United States vs. Costa Rica. From Red Bull Arena in Harrison, N.J.

• U2 – have already premiered one new song ‘The Blackout’, and will release more details about the upcoming album ‘Songs of Experience’ along with the first single, ‘You’re the Best Thing About Me’ on September 6.
• Bruce Springsteen – tickets for his ‘Springsteen on Broadway’ show are going for thousands of dollars on resale websites despite Ticketmaster’s best efforts to prevent it. Listings on StubHub show hundreds of tickets available for the Boss’ Broadway debut, with prices ranging from $1,500 to over $2,000.  Face value: $75 to $850. (There’s a sucker Born in the USA every minute!)
• Blondie — have announced their new single ‘Doom or Destiny’ from their latest album ‘Pollinator’. The song features the backing vocals of Debbie Harry’s longtime friend Joan Jett
• Coldplay – their Houston concert last Friday was postponed due to Hurricane Harvey. During Tuesday’s Miami show, they debuted a new song, ‘Houston’ dedicated to the citizens of the city.
• Taylor Swift – knows the value of someone who can keep a secret.  She made sure to give a big thanks to the ‘Look What You Made Me Do’ video dancers, who managed to keep their mouths shut despite temptation to spill secrets from the highly anticipated music video before its big debut at the VMAs on Sunday night. Taylor gave the dancers a heartfelt card and flowers.
• Luis Fonsi – by one noteworthy metric, ‘Despacito’ WASN’T the song of summer. That honor, according to Twitter data, goes to Fifth Harmony’s ‘Down’. It beat out ‘Despacito’ in terms of most Tweets generated.  Camila Cabello’s solo single, ‘Crying in the Club’ was third.
• Miley Cyrus – and family all hopped into a van for a rousing rendition of dad Billy Ray Cyrus’ massive 1992 hit, “Achy Breaky Heart” for Wednesday’s episode of Apple Music’s ‘Carpool Karaoke’.
• Luke Bryan – will play his new single ‘Light it Up’ at The Grand Ole Opry’s ‘Country Cares For St. Jude Kids’ show on Sept. 13.  Other performers include Randy Owen of Alabama and Clare Bowen of the TV show ‘Nashville’.
• George Strait – is working on something big to help those affected by Hurricane Harvey. He teased his plans on Twitter, but we don’t have many details yet.  Quote: “We are working on putting together relief efforts with the whole country music community”.

• “Tulip Fever” (R-Rated, Drama/Romance):  An artist falls for a young married woman while he’s commissioned to paint her portrait during the Tulip mania of 17th century Amsterdam. (Alicia Vikander, Dane DeHaan, Jack O’Connell, Holliday Grainger)
• “Goon: Last of the Enforcers” (R-Rated, Comedy) [NOTE: Opened in Canada on March 17]:  A hockey player plagued by injuries is confronted with the possibility of retirement when a tough new player challenges his status as the league’s top enforcer. (Sean William Scott, Jay Baruchel, Elisha Cuthbert, Alison Pill, Liev Schreiber)
• “The Layover” (R-Rated, Comedy):  When their plane is rerouted due to a hurricane warning, two single female best friends find themselves competing for the same guy during an extended layover in St. Louis. (Kate Upton, Alexandra Daddario, Matt Barr)
• “Unlocked” (R-Rated, Action/Adventure):  A CIA interrogator is lured into a ruse that puts London at risk of a biological attack. (Noomi Rapace, Orlando Bloom, Toni Collette, Michael Douglas)
• “Viceroy’s House” (Not Rated, Drama):  The final Viceroy of India, Lord Mountbatten, is tasked with overseeing the transition of British India to independence, but meets with conflict as different sides clash in the face of monumental change. (Gillian Anderson, Michael Gambon, Hugh Bonneville, Manish Dayal)

Earlier this year, Apple blew everyone’s minds when it was announced the company will probably become the first in the United States to reach a net worth of $1 trillion.  Oh, and Apple is worth over $160 billion more than Google, the second most valuable company in America.  So  things are going well.  Well enough that as part of his compensation package, CEO Tim Cook was just handed an additional 560,000 Apple (APPL) shares. At current rates, that makes his latest bonus worth $89,191,200, just shy of $90 million. Yup…a BONUS of nearly $90 million.  According to Fortune, Tim Cook was given this bonus because APPL shares “outperformed at least two-thirds of businesses in the S&P 500 Index over three years”.  BTW, his salary is listed at $3 million, but most years his bonus brings things up near $10 million.  It’s been a good year for Apple…and for Cook!
(You know you make a lot of dough when Floyd Mayweather says “DAMN! That’s a lot of money!”)
(Siri just went on strike!)

♂ Drink with your friends (Goes without sayin’)
♂ Flirt Shamelessly (Yeah, the way I flirt is probably the reason that I’m still single…)
♂ Tinder (I HOPE you’re single…)
♂ Gain Hobbies (Yeah….Tinder!)
♂ Volunteer (Only if I have to…)
♂ Do Something Plain Crazy (Like What?  Read a novel?)
♂ Slow Down for a Bit (I call that my workday…)
♂ Wise Up (And what?   Get married?)


1939 [78] Lily Tomlin. Detroit MI, TV actress (Netflix series “Grace & Frankie” since 2015)/comedian (“And That’s The Truth”)/Kennedy Center Honors (2014)

1946 [71] Barry Gibb, Douglas, Isle Of Man, pop singer (Bee Gees- “Stayin’ Alive”, “How Deep Is Your Love”)

1950 [67] Dr Phil (McGraw), Vinita OK, daytime TV talk show host (“Dr Phil” since 2002)/author (“Relationship Rescue”) FACTOID: He’s only a ‘doctor’ due to a PhD in psychology.

1957 [60] Gloria Estefan, Havana Cuba, pop singer (Miami Sound Machine- “Conga”, “Rhythm Is Gonna Get You”)

1976 [41] Angaleena Presley, Beauty KY, country singer-songwriter (Pistol Annies-“Hell on Heels”)

1984 [33] Joe Trohman, Hollywood FL, rock guitarist (Fall Out Boy-“Thnks fr th Mmrs”, “This Ain’t a Scene, It’s an Arms Race”)

1996 [21] Zendaya (Coleman), Oakland CA, TV actress (‘KC Cooper’ in “KC Undercover” since 2015)/pop singer (“Replay”) COMING UP: The Greatest Showman, 2018

1948 [69] Terry Bradshaw, Shreveport LA, TV personality (“Better Late Than Never”)/sports analyst (“FOX NFL Sunday” since 1994)/NFL QB (4 Super Bowls-Pittsburgh Steelers 1970-83)/Pro Football Hall of Fame (1989)

1951 [66] Mark Harmon, Burbank CA, TV actor (‘Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs’ on “NCIS” 2003-2017), Movie actor (“Stealing Home”,“Summer School”)

1959 [58] Guy Laliberté, Québec City QC, founder & CEO of Cirque du Soleil (“Love”, “Viva Elvis”)/space tourist to International Space Station (2009)/estimated net worth $1.3 billion

1964 [53] Keanu Reeves, Beirut, Lebanon [raised Toronto ON], movie actor (“The Lake House”, “The Matrix” trilogy) COMING UP….SPF-18, 2017

1966 [51] Salma Hayek, Coatzacoalcos, Mexico, movie actress (“Grown Ups”, “Frida”)

TV-movie actor Charlie Sheen (“Two-and-a-Half Men”) is 52; Pop singer-DJ-rapper Redfoo (LMFAO) is 42; Alt-rock guitarist Tomo Milicevic (30 Seconds to Mars) is 38; X Games athlete Shaun White is 31.

• “September”. In Latin ‘septem’ means ‘seventh’. That’s because back in the day when the New Year started in March, September was in fact the 7th month.

• “First Day of Spring” in Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa, so designated by tradition, not any relation to the Vernal Equinox.

• “No Rhyme Nor Reason Day”, a celebration of words that don’t rhyme with any other words (aka refractory rhymes), ie: angel, month, orange, purple, silver.

• “Building Code Staff Appreciation Day”. It’s like “Valentine’s Day” for planning board workers.

• “Lazy Moms Day”, the day when all moms everywhere should make an effort to relax… and feel good about it!

• “Pierce Your Ears Day”.  At what age is it acceptable for a little twerp to have hers (his) done?

• “Blueberry Popsicle Day”, a celebration of the flavor that leaves your lips and tongue looking like some kind of purple-fleshed alien.

• “International Bacon Day”, the 16th annual on the Saturday before Labor Day that involves creating dishes containing bacon, including breakfasts, lunches, dinners, desserts, and drinks.

• “World Testicle Cooking Championship” (aka “Ballscup”), a 14th annual 3-day weekend event in Rudnik, Serbia. The festival serves up a variety of testicles, including wildlife. Yummy.

• “World Championship Barbecue Goat Cook-Off” in Brady TX. It’s the 44th annual, featuring some 125 teams trying to get your goat … to taste good.

• “Welsh Rarebit Day”, saluting the traditional dish that, explained simply, is melted cheese on bread.  But anyone who’s had it knows it’s far more exotic than that, incorporating butter, flour, cheddar, dry mustard, Worcestershire sauce, Tabasco sauce, and – optionally – beer.

• “Skyscraper Appreciation Day”, an annual day of appreciation of big buildings observed on  the birth date of architect William Can Alen, designer of NYC’s iconic Chrysler Building.

• “US Bowling League Day”, primarily an outdoor sport until around 1840, bowling was called the game of ninepins and popular with gamblers.

• “Labour Day” in Canada (“Labor Day” in the U.S.), celebrated on the first Monday of September.  It originally gave workers the chance to celebrate their achievements in the workplace, specifically the eight-hour day movement, and to campaign for better working conditions or pay. The day is considered the unofficial end of summer, with summer vacations ending and students returning to school around Labour Day.

1995 [22] The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame is officially dedicated in Cleveland OH

2002 [15] Actress Sarah Michelle Gellar weds actor Freddie Prinze Jr. in Mexico

1984 [33] After a 25-year career, Tina Turner has her first solo No.1 single in the US with ‘What’s Love Got To Do With It’

2011 [06] Green Day’s Billy Joe Armstrong is thrown off a Southwest Airlines flight for … wearing his pants too low

2006 [11] Luxembourg becomes the 1st country to complete the move to all-digital TV


✓ The inventor of the chocolate chip cookie sold her idea to Nestle in exchange for a lifetime supply of chocolate.
✓ A lethal dose of chocolate for a human being is about 22 lbs., or 40 Hershey bars.
✓ Salty and spicy snacks can act as antidepressants.
✓ Genetically, you are more like your dad than your mom.
✓ People will rate you as more likeable and attractive in photos taken by someone else than they will in selfies.
✓ Vodka can be used as a shampoo.

• Remove odoriferous leftovers from lunch pack – fumigate.
• Concoct story about what a sweet and exciting Summer you had to replace the lame truth.
• Practice forging parental signatures.
• Try on all 23 new outfits. Pick THE one.
• Learn to throw your voice so you can get the quiet kid in trouble.
• List places to hang out on days you cut class.
• Learn to say with conviction, “No I didn’t grow out of my jeans, these are Capri pants.”

• Golf is a good walk spoiled.
• Golf is an awkward set of bodily contortions designed to produce a graceful result.
• Golf is a game whose aim is to hit a very small ball into a very small hole, with weapons singularly ill-designed for the purpose.
• Golf is a game where the ball always lies poorly and the player well.
• There’s no better game in the world when you are in good company, and no worse game when you are in bad company.
• Golf is a sport whose secret is to hit the ball hard, straight, and not too often.
• Your worst putt will be as close as your best chip.
• The only shots you can be dead sure of are those you’ve had already.
• It’s good sportsmanship to not pick up lost golf balls while they are still rolling.
• The biggest liar in the world is the golfer who claims that he plays the game merely for exercise.
• Old golfers never die, they just putter away.
-Bathroom wall at a golf course

You can’t plant flowers if you haven’t botany.

☎ What does your kid absolutely have to have for back-to-school that you never did?

Question: 60% of people agree that a man should never wear THIS. What is it?
Answer: Short Shorts!

The question isn’t who is going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me.

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