Tuesday, September 27, 2016 – Edition: #5816

More From the Sheet House!

BS SHOW BIZ BUZZ:
★ Today Bruce Springsteen’s new memoir “Born to Run” is published. The 500-page tome arrives in hardcover, e-book, and audio editions. Springsteen has been privately writing the autobiography over the past 7 years. He began work in 2009 after performing at the Super Bowl halftime show. A companion soundtrack, the career-spanning compilation “Chapter & Verse”, was released Friday. The collected songs trace Springsteen’s musical history from its earliest days, telling a story that parallels the one in the book.
– NPR.org
★ The cast of “Will & Grace” (1998-2006) staged an epic reunion last week which has left fans speculating that big things are coming. Stars Debra Messing, Eric McCormack, Megan Mullally, and Sean Hayes have been all over social media posting pics of the cast together again, but they’re all careful not to reveal what’s really going on. It seems likely the cast get-together will air as an NBC-TV reunion special, similar to the (disastrous) “Friends” reunion event last year.
– Bustle.com
★ Former “Friends” star Matt LeBlanc has signed a 2-season deal with BBC-TV to host automotive show “Top Gear”. He’s said to be pocketing £2 million (circa $2.6 million) to return as host instead of sidekick. Former presenter Chris Evans left the series after a single disastrous season in the ratings. A BBC spokesperson says, “Matt was hugely popular with ‘Top Gear’ viewers last series with his humor, warmth, and obvious passion for cars.”
– “The Independent”
★ And It would appear that estranged actress Angelina Jolie was forward-thinking ahead of her impending divorce with Brad Pitt. An inside source claims she had already rented a $95,000-per-month house for her and her 6 kids to live in previous to the break-up. The 5-bedroom, 4,400 square-foot bluff-top estate with a private path leading to the beach on the California coast is said to be a perfect fit for Jolie and her kids aged 8-to-15.
– “Us Weekly”

TODAY’S SHOW BIZ SKED:
• “All For the Hall” (Los Angeles CA) – This year’s Country Music Hall of Fame fundraising event at The Novo by Microsoft venue features Chris Stapleton, Joe Walsh, Kacey Musgraves, and, as usual, Vince Gill. The benefit concert is a traditional guitar pull.
• “Dancing With the Stars” (ABC) – Eliminations based on viewer voting and judges’ scores from last night’s show.
• “Drunk History” (Comedy Central) – Season debut.
• “Ellen DeGeneres Show” (syndicated/CTV2) – Shawn Mendes (“Illuminate”).
• “Jimmy Kimmel Live” (ABC/CityTV) – Air (“Twentyears”).
• “Last Call With Carson Daly” (NBC) – The Thermals (“The Body the Blood the Machine”).
• “Late Show With Stephen Colbert” (CBS/Global) – Regina Spektor (“Remember Us to Life”, out Friday).
• “Live With Kelly” (syndicated/CTV) – Guest co-host Josh Groban (“Stages”).
• “Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” (NBC/CTV2) – De La Soul f/Estelle (“And the Anonymous Nobody”).
• “The View” (ABC/CTV) – Common (“Like Water for Chocolate”).
• “The Voice” (NBC/CTV) – Blind auditions continue as hopefuls perform for the judges.
• “Watch What Happens Live” (Bravo) – Nile Rodgers (“Le Freak: An Upside Down Story of Family, Disco, and Destiny”).

BS MUSIC NOTES:
• AC/DC – Their tumultuous year continues as bassist Cliff Williams has confirmed he’s retiring from the veteran rock band following the end of their current tour. That means iconic guitarist Angus Young would be the last AC/DC member standing if the band goes on beyond 2016.
• Ariana Grande – She’s seemingly doing her best to live up to her diva reputation, reportedly refusing to leave her dressing room for a recently scheduled photoshoot, thereby resulting in a costly reschedule.
• Backstreet Boys – They’ve confirmed they begin a Planet Hollywood residency in Las Vegas next year. The first performance of “Backstreet Boys: Larger Than Life” is March 1st. It’s in the same theater where Britney Spears and Jennifer Lopez perform their Vegas residencies.
• Cam – The country singer is now a married woman after tying the knot with her fiancé Adam Weaver in Joshua Tree, California on the weekend. The couple picked Miranda Lambert’s version of “Oklahoma Sky” for their first dance as husband & wife.
• Chance the Rapper – He tells Power 106 (KPWR) Los Angeles that he and Kanye West are working on a collaboration. Chance says the album should be titled “Good Ass Job”, which was a tentative title West suggested for a different album years ago.
• Justin Bieber – The last single to debut in the UK top 10 that didn’t feature Biebs was Clean Bandit’s “Tears” back in June. Meantime, 22-year-old Justin is looking to sign new artists for his own record label. He’s already said to be on the lookout for female singers.
• Lady Gaga – Some are saying her new single “Perfect Illusion” is a rip-off of Madonna’s “Papa Don’t Preach”. And someone has put together this mashup to prove the point …
NET: http://bit.ly/2d0SPUx

THIS WEEK’S VIDEO RELEASES:
Coming out on DVD, Netflix, Google Play and/or other video providers …
• “Central Intelligence” ( PG-13 Action Comedy ): After he reunites with an old high school pal through Facebook, a mild-mannered accountant is lured into the world of international espionage. The first movie pairing of Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart. Co-stars Aaron Paul, Amy Ryan, and Danielle Nicolet.
• “Mike & Dave Need Wedding Dates” ( R-Rated Comedy ): Zac Efron and Adam Devine play brothers who post an online ad to find dates for a wedding and the ad goes viral. Hoping for a wild getaway, the guys find themselves outsmarted and out-partied by an uncontrollable female duo. Co-stars Anna Kendrick, Aubrey Plaza. Um, Zac Efron is desperate and dateless?
• “The Shallows” ( PG-13 Horror Thriller ): Blake Lively plays a medical student/surfer who is attacked by a Great White Shark while surfing a mere 200 yards from shore. Her short journey to safety becomes the ultimate contest of wills. Co-stars Óscar Jaenada, Brett Cullen, Sedona Legge. Shot in Queensland, Australia.
• “Warcraft: The Beginning” ( PG-13 Fantasy Action Adventure ): Based on the bazillion-dollar videogame franchise, this movie has been in the works for years. Travis Fimmel plays the knight ‘Lothar’, and Toby Kebbell plays the ‘orc’ leader as the 2 must come together to save their species. Co-stars Paula Patton, Ben Foster, and Dominic Cooper.
• Also being released: “Barbarians Rising” (History Channel miniseries); “Bill & Ted’s Most Excellent Collection” (film compilation); “Howard Lovecraft & The Frozen Kingdom (animation); “Reign: The Complete 3rd Season” (TV); and “Valley Of the Dolls” (1967 re-release).

SUICIDAL SITTING:
According to a new study, approximately 433,000 people die every year because … they sit too long. That’s right, sitting for more than 3 hours is said to be responsible for 3.8% of all deaths worldwide every year. Researchers looking at data collected from 54 countries 2002-11 found that more than 60% of the world’s population sits for more than 3 hours per day, with the average being approximately 4.7 hours. The highest amount of sitting-related deaths were in the Western Pacific and parts of Europe. Lebanon and The Netherlands top the list. The scientists say that eliminating sitting could increase overall life expectancy by 0.2 years, and reducing daily sitting time by 2 hours could decrease an individual’s mortality by 2.4%. (Even some activity can keep death at bay for couch potatoes. So jog for the popcorn.)
– AFP

TOP COFFEE-DRINKING COUNTRIES 2016:
Via new stats from Euromonitor International …
10. Slovakia … 469 cups per person per year.
9. USA … 487.
8. Norway … 489.
7. Dominican Republic … 505.
6. Slovenia … 532.
5. Germany … 546.
4. Sweden … 600.
3. Canada … 643.
2. Finland … 781.
1. The Netherlands … 1,100.
– CBC News

GOAT YOGA … WAIT, WHAT?
A farm in Albany OR is offering yoga classes … with goats. It all started when a yoga instructor asked if she could host a class at No Regrets Farm. 6 of the farm’s goats invited themselves to the class, and ‘Goat Yoga’ was born. And if that sounds weird, consider that the wait-list for the program is now 500 people deep. It may be because goats seem to add a level of happiness and fun to what is sometimes thought of as strict meditation. After all, it’s tough to be sad or depressed when there are baby goats jumping around. The only downside to doing yoga with goats? The animals tend not to hold their poop until after class, and sometimes try to eat the yoga mats. (Not to mention the occasional head-butt to the butt.)
– “The Oregonian”

BEST, WORST CAR BRANDS 2016:
According to the American Customer Satisfaction Index …
Best car brands by satisfaction ratings …
✓ Ford Lincoln
✓ Honda
✓ BMW
✓ Toyota
✓ GMC
And the worst …
✗ Cadillac
✗ Jeep
✗ Dodge
✗ Volkswagen
✗ And surprisingly at the bottom of the heap … Acura.
– “24/7 Wall St”

BS AMAZING FACT:
Video views on YouTube increased by 100% in 2015 but royalties paid out to artists only grew by 17%.
– PopBitch.com

AND WE QUOTE:
“When I think of Margot Robbie, a single word comes to mind: Audrey Hepburn.” (Um, technically 2 words … but awfully high praise.)
– TV/Movie Producer Jerry Weintraub.

BS CHRONOMETER 09.27.16

TODAY’S CELEBIRTHDAYS . . .
1964 [52] Stephan Jenkins, Oakland CA, rock singer (Third Eye Blind-”How’s It Going to Be”, “Jumper”)

1972 [44] Gwyneth Paltrow, LA CA, Goop lifestyle website founder/movie actress (“Iron Man” movies, “Shakespeare in Love”)/Mrs Chris Martin (Coldplay) 2003-16

1978 [38] Brad Arnold, Escatawpa MS, pop singer (3 Doors Down-”Here Without You”, “When I’m Gone”)

1982 [34] Lil’ Wayne (Dwayne Carter Jr), New Orleans LA, rapper (“How to Love”, “Lollipop”)

1984 [32] Avril Lavigne, Napanee ON, pop singer (“Girlfriend”, “Complicated”)/wed to Sum 41′s Deryck Whibley 2006-09, Nickelback frontman Chad Kroeger 2013-15

TODAY’S BS REASONS TO PARTY . . .
• “Ancestor Appreciation Day”, a day to learn about and appreciate one’s forebears. (Hey, without them, you wouldn’t be here!)

• “Chocolate Milk Day”, something unheard of until the Van Houten company in Amsterdam, Holland invented a cocoa pressing method in 1828. In 2006, a study discovered that chocolate milk helps athletes with muscle recovery.

• “Crush a Can Day”. Crushing aluminum cans can be a good way to work off stress … and they take up much less room in your recycle bin.

• “Shut Up and Let Somebody Else Talk Day”. Yeah you … you know who you are.

• “St Vincent de Paul Day”, honoring the Roman Catholic priest dedicated to serving the poor, who died on this date in 1660. (The patron saint of used clothing?)

• “Woman Road Warrior Day”, observed annually on the 4th Tuesday in September to honor all women who travel for business.

• “World Tourism Day”, as declared by the UN’s World Tourism Organization. The 2016 theme is ‘Tourism for All: Promoting Universal Accessibility’.

THIS DAY IN SHOW BIZ . . .
2005 [11] White Stripes webcast a concert for the first time as their show at Maryland’s Merriweather Post Pavilion is streamed online by NPR.org

TODAY’S MUSIC EVENT . . .
2011 [05] 85-year-old Tony Bennett becomes the oldest living person to top the album chart with “Duets II”, featuring collaborations with Amy Winehouse, Lady Gaga, etc

TODAY’S FIRST . . .
2000 [16] The 1st Olympic Gold Medal ever in taekwondo is won by Greek athlete Michail Mouroutsos in Sydney, Australia

TODAY’S RECORD . . .
2013 [03] Tiger Woods is named ‘PGA Tour Player Of the Year’ for the 11th time

AND REMEMBER . . .
[Wed] Drink Beer Day
[Wed] Women’s Health & Fitness Day
[Thurs] Biscotti Day
[Thurs] International Coffee Day
This Week Is … Banned Books Week
This Month Is … Hispanic Heritage Month

BULL’S BITS

LIPSTICK NAMES THAT ARE AWKWARD AS HELL:
Actual brand names that are just a little creepy …
✗ “Unicorn Blood”
✗ “Grandma”
✗ “Pervette”
✗ “Chihuahua”
✗ “Pink Pigeon”
✗ “Witches Brew”
✗ “Exorcism”
✗ “Lobotomy”
✗ “Catnip”
✗ “Underage Red”
– Adapted from BuzzFeed.com

BS U-PICK TRIVIA:
The ball on the top of a flagpole is called what?
a. The truck. [CORRECT]
b. The knob.
c. The chrome dome.

BS PHONE STARTER:
☎ Should cats have to be leashed when outdoors? (Cats will need leashes just like dogs if a proposal before the Kenai council in Alaska wins approval next month.)

BS RANDOM JOKE:
Life’s not passing me by … it’s running me over!

BS WATER COOLER QUESTION:
Question: Two-thirds of men have done this for their lady … as a romantic gesture.
Answer: Washed their car.

BS DEEP THOUGHT:
If you’re the best in your class you’re in the wrong class.


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