Tuesday, September 16, 2014        Edition: #5306

Sheet Happens!

★ US artist Sid Maurer has asked the Rolling Stones to give him credit for creating their iconic lips logo. Up until now the story has been that Mick Jagger dreamed up the symbol with art student John Pasche in the early 1970s. But the new book “Sympathy For the Devil: The Birth Of The Rolling Stones & The Death of Brian Jones” by Paul Trynka suggests the late Brian Jones discovered Maurer’s lips & tongue image in the late 1960s and even bought a picture from the painter before the symbol became the band’s logo. Guitarist Jones died in 1969.
– “Times of London”
★ Former “Dexter” star Michael C Hall is set for a Broadway return as a transgender German rock star, taking over the lead in “Hedwig & The Angry Itch” when Andrew Rannells completes his run in the show. Rannells replaced Tony Award-winner Neil Patrick Harris in the production earlier this year. Hall will take over the lead October 16th and stay with the quirky musical until January 4th. The actor made his Broadway debut as the emcee in “Cabaret” back in 1999. His latest NYC stage stint was in “The Realistic Joneses” in July.
– WENN.com
★ 25-year-old actress/singer Vanessa Hudgens has been cast as the lead in a new Broadway production of the musical “Gigi”. The role has previously been played onstage by Audrey Hepburn, and French actress Leslie Caron portrayed the character in Vincente Minnelli’s Oscar-winning 1958 film. The new production will open for a month at the John F Kennedy Center For the Performing Arts in Washington DC on January 15 before its NYC debut.
– Canoe.ca
★ And disability rights groups in Australia are demanding an apology from Kanye West after he
admonished a handicapped fan for failing to stand up during a show in Sidney on the weekend. After realizing the mistake, West said: “Is he in a wheelchair? Okay, you fine.” But what may be rankling people more is his previous comment: “I can’t do this show until everybody stand up. Unless you got a handicap pass and you get special parking and s–t.”
– “Sydney Daily Telegraph”

• “America’s Got Talent” (NBC/CityTV) – The final 6 acts perform one final time.
• “Colbert Report” (Comedy Central) – 13-year-olds’ metal band Unlocking the Truth.
• “Dancing With the Stars” (ABC/CTV2) – Motown legend Smokey Robinson performs; 1 couple is eliminated.
• “Ellen DeGeneres Show” (syndicated/CTV2) – Tamar Braxton (“Winter Loversland”).
• “Jimmy Kimmel Live” (ABC/CityTV) – Fall Out Boy (“Save Rock N Roll”).
• “Live With Kelly & Michael” (syndicated/CTV) – Jason Mraz (“Yes!”).
• “Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” (NBC/CTV2) – Public Enemy (“25th Anniversary Vinyl Collection”).

• Chris Brown – After more than a year of delays, his 6th album “X” is finally out today. It features collaborations with Akon, Lil Wayne, Nicki Minaj, R Kelly, Rick Ross, Trey Songz,
Usher and more.  The deluxe version features a track with vocals by late singer Aaliyah.
• Five Finger Death Punch / Volbeat – Tonight their co-headlining North American tour kicks off in Salt Lake City UT and runs through October 24th in Las Vegas NV.
• George Strait – Today a 20-track live album is released, recorded at his “The Cowboy Rides Away Tour” finalé June 7th at AT&T Stadium in Dallas TX. The set features special guests Alan Jackson, Eric Church, Faith Hill, Jason Aldean, Kenny Chesney, Martina McBride, Miranda Lambert, Sheryl Crow, and Vince Gill. Strait drew about 105,000 fans to the Dallas show.
• Gwen Stefani – She tells MTV News she’s currently working on both her new solo album (with Pharrell Williams) and the next No Doubt album.
• Madonna – Alicia Keys is the latest artist to hit the studio with her, as she continues to work on a new album. It’s as yet unclear when Madonna’s follow-up to 2012’s “MDNA” will be released.
• Slash f/Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators – Today’s release of the new album “World On Fire” is being celebrated with 3 gigs at 3 different Hollywood CA venues: The Troubadour (September 23rd); The Roxy (September 25th); and The Whisky A Go Go (September 26th).
• Tim McGraw – Today his new album “Sundown Heaven Down” is out, featuring the single “Meanwhile Back at Mama’s” with backing vocals from wife Faith Hill.
• Train – “Bulletproof Picasso”, the band’s 7th studio album, arrives today, available on CD, vinyl, and as a digital download. It is the band’s first album without drummer and founding member Scott Underwood, who departed from the band before it was recorded.
• U2 – In an open letter to fans on U2.com, Bono says the band is collaborating with Apple on ‘some cool stuff over the next couple of years, innovations that will transform the way music is listened to and viewed’.

Out today on DVD, Netflix, Google Play and/or other video providers …
• “The Fault in Our Stars” ( PG-13 Romantic Drama ): Shailene Woodley & Ansel Elgort star in
this bigscreen adaptation of YouTube hero John Green’s novel. The story follows a pair of teens who fall in love at a cancer support group. Their relationship is all the more miraculous given that he has a prosthetic leg and her other constant companion is an oxygen tank.
• “Godzilla” ( PG-13 Sci-Fi Action Adventure ): The world’s most famous monster is pitted against malevolent creatures who, bolstered by humanity’s scientific arrogance, threaten Earth’s very existence. Stars Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Elizabeth Olsen, Bryan Cranston, Ken Watanabe. Directed by Gareth Edwards (“Monsters”).
• “Think Like a Man Too” ( PG-13 Comedy ): In this sequel to the breakout 2012 hit, all the couples are back for a wedding in Las Vegas. However, plans for a romantic weekend go awry when their various misadventures get them into compromising situations that threaten to derail the big event. Stars Kevin Hart, Gabrielle Union, Wendi McLendon-Covey, La La Anthony.
• Also released today: “About a Boy: Season 1” (TV); “Arrow: The Complete 2nd Season” (TV); “Awkward: Season 3” (TV); “The Big Bang Theory: The Complete 7th Season” (TV); “Castle: The Complete 6th Season” (TV); “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation – The 14th Season” (TV); “Grimm: Season 3” (TV); “Hannibal: Season 2” (TV); “Hawaii Five-O: The Fourth Season” (TV); “Ken Burns: The Roosevelts” (Documentary); “Reign: The Complete 1st Season” (TV); “Secrets of Her Majesty’s Secret Service” (Documentary); “South Park: The Complete 17th Season” (TV); and “Thomas & Friends: Tale Of the Brave” (Animation).

In a new poll, women say they’d rather hear that they look young than slim. Most worry about looking ‘past it’ by age 40. Signs of age most noticed by women …
• Wrinkles (70%).
• Sagging breasts (50%).
• Losing teeth (37%).
• Saying “I remember when this song was first released” (25%).
• Forgetting people’s names (24%).
• More frequent trips to the doctor (23%).
• Forgetting where eyeglasses were left (22%).
• Needing afternoon naps (22%).
• Backache (19%).
– @MailOnline

Did a keyboard decide your baby’s name? A study led by the University of Chicago says that keyboard layouts have influenced how people name babies. This so-called ‘Qwerty Effect’, named after the keyboard name, supposedly causes people to choose names that predominantly contain letters from right-hand keys. This is because most people favor things on their dominant side. So, as most people are right-handed, they pick names mostly from the right. The trend can apparently be spotted in baby names picked since 1990 when computer keyboards became commonplace. Many of the names on the most popular lists follow that pattern. (If your name is ‘Tex’, you likely have left-handed parents.)
NET: http://tinyurl.com/ostbd2f
– “Popular Science”

The jobs that consume the most java, based on a new Pressat poll of 10,000 professionals …
10. Drivers.
9. Retail staff.
8. IT technical support.
7. Telesales.
6. Company executives.
5. Nurses and medical staff.
4. Plumbers and trade workers.
3. Teachers.
2. Police officers.
1. Journalists and media staff.
– Independent.co.uk

Nearly half of all accidents occur at night, despite 25% less traffic, and experts believe that’s caused by limited visibility. A new headlight prototype developed at Carnegie Mellon University illuminates the road without blinding other drivers. The smart headlight uses a camera and processor to track other vehicles, and automatically dims before the high-beam would reach the oncoming drivers’ eyes. The programmable headlight also improves a driver’s visibility during poor weather such as snowstorms, and detects objects in its path to provide early visual warning of obstacles. The lights are expected to be on sale by 2020, following further testing. (Hear hear! The sooner we get rid of those blinding LED headlights on BMWs the better.)
– HuffingtonPost.com

• Those who are made to feel ashamed about their size are 6 times as likely to become obese, a study by University College London has found.
– DailyMail.co.uk
• Soviet cosmonauts took 4 packs of cigarettes, a cigarette case, and a lighter into space in 1992 as a potential offering … to aliens.
– Auctionata.com


1925 [89] (Riley) BB King, Itta Bena MS, blues legend (“The Thrill is Gone”)/Rock & Roll Hall of Fame (1987)

1948 [66] Ron Blair, San Diego CA, classic rock bassist (Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers-“Learning to Fly”, “Runnin’ Down a Dream”)

1956 [58] Mickey Rourke, Schenectady NY, movie actor (“The Expendables”, “The Wrestler”)

1968 [46] Marc Anthony (Marco Antonio Muniz), NYC, pop singer (“I Need to Know”)/Jennifer Lopez’ ex-husband (2004-14)

1971 [43] Amy Poehler, Burlington MA, TV comic (“Parks & Recreation” 2009-14, “Saturday Night Live” 2001-08)/movie actress (“Alvin & The Chipmunks” fims, “Baby Mama”)

1979 [35] Flo Rida (Tramar Dillard), Carol City FL, rapper (“Whistle”, f/T-Pain-“Low”)

1981 [33] Alexis Bledel, Houston TX, movie actress (“Sisterhood Of the Traveling Pants” movies)/TV actress (“Gilmore Girls” 2000-07)

1986 [28] Ian Harding, Heidelberg, Germany TV actor (‘Ezra Fitz’ on “Pretty Little Liars” since 2010)

1992 [22] Nick Jonas, Dallas TX, pop singer (“Jealous”, Jonas Bros-“Burnin’ Up”)/TV actor (“Camp Rock” films)/younger sibling of Kevin & Joe Jonas

• “Collect Rocks Day”, a celebration of the hobby of gem & mineral collecting.

• “Guacamole Day”, honoring the avocado, tomato & onion treat that resembles baby poop.
NET: http://tinyurl.com/3srj9y4

• “Independence Day” in Mexico (“El Grito de Independencia”), celebrating the declaration of independence from Spain in 1810. Fiesta!

• “International Day for Preservation Of the Ozone Layer”, as first declared by the UN in 1994.

• “Malaysia Day”, commemorating the establishment of the Malaysian Federation in 1963.

• “Stepfamily Day, celebrated annually on September 16th. It’s estimated that 1-in-3 of us is in a stepfamily at some point. It’s now politically correct to refer to these as ‘blended’ families.

2009 [05] Reports say US president Barack Obama has called Kanye West a ‘jackass’ in an off-the-record comment (well, that’s one thing he got right!)

1979 [35] Sugar Hill Gang’s “Rapper’s Delight” is released, considered by many the song that first popularized hip hop music (it samples the melody of Chic’s “Good Times”)

2000 [14] 27th Summer Olympic Games open in Sydney, Australia

1994 [20] ‘World’s Largest Burrito’ is made in Montebello CA, a 3,960-lb giant measuring 3,055 ft long

[Wed] 2014 Americana Honors & Awards (Nashville TN)
[Wed] International Country Music Day
[Wed] School Backpack Awareness Day
[Thurs] Scottish independence referendum
[Thurs] Cheeseburger Day
[Thurs] World Water Monitoring Day
This Week Is … Farm Animal Awareness Week
This Month Is … Organic Harvest Month


✓ Brush someone’s teeth against their will.
✓ Blow on food while it’s in someone else’s mouth.
✓ Chase someone at full speed through Home Depot.
✓ Sing the “Dora The Explorer” theme song to yourself while driving … alone.
✓ Eat candy you found in a shoe.
✓ Wipe somebody’s nose with your bare hand.
✓ Cut up a grape.
✓ Pretend you’re terrible at soccer.
✓ Get someone dressed while you’re in the shower.
✓ Put someone else’s toenail clippings in your pocket.
– Adapted from JasonGood.net

☎ Which TV show do you think needs to be axed? (“Big Bang Theory” … please!)

You’re suffering from dysgeusia (‘dis-GEW-zee-uh’). What the heck is your problem?
a. A ringing in your ears.
b. A bad taste in your mouth. [CORRECT]
c. A hank of hair that keeps sticking up.
– “Trivia Quest”

I suffer from kleptomania. When it gets bad, I take something for it.

Question: Women take 20% longer to get over THIS than men.
Answer: A breakup.

Bad breath is better than no breath at all.

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