Wednesday, September 27, 2017 – Edition: #6064

More From the Sheet House!

★ After 4 years, Heidi Klum and Vito Schnabel are officially calling it quits. The German supermodel, said in an interview that it is “important to take time to pause and reflect”, but she didn’t really take any downtime as she jetted to Las Vegas for the weekend, looking…well, like a supermodel, as she introduced 30 Seconds to Mars at the iHeartRadio Music Fest. In June, Schnabel was spotted kissing another woman in London in what he claimed was an “innocent situation.”
(I believe that’s what Kevin Hart said at first too!)
★ ‘Dance Moms’ has been canceled.  After six years on the air, and following Abby Lee Miller’s shocking prison sentence, the TV show is officially over.  This is despite the fact that Miller left to serve her sentence of a year and a day, and was replaced by ‘Dancing with the Stars’ pro Cheryl Burke. The last episode is set to air on Tuesday, October 31.
(My Heart Weeps…)
★ Jeffrey Dean Morgan had some explaining to do to. On Sunday, the ‘Walking Dead’ star posted to his Instagram followers that he had to apologize to his wife Hilarie Burton after he accidentally revealed the sex of their second child at an event in New Jersey to promote The CW’s ‘The Supernatural’ show .  His post: “I texted @hilarieburton right after I spilled the little girl beans… and, as usual… she was a rock star.  After all these years she’s come to expect me to be a dope… thank god she gets it, and loves me regardless.”
(That’s using your Negan!)
★ Kiefer Sutherland wants to continue his music career after the ”amazing experience” he had touring Europe in June. Sutherland released his debut album ‘Down A Hole’ in 2016 and performed to fans across Europe, and has said the positive reaction from the audience has made him want to continue juggling his newfound music career with his Hollywood one.
(Should we tell him that he is performing to fans of his acting, not his singing?)
★ Mark Hamill still finds ‘Star Wars’ ”intimidating” and ”terrifying”.  According to him, ”Everyone says, ‘Oh, it must be so fun coming back to ‘Star Wars’. Yeah, it’s fun but it’s also hugely intimidating and bordering on terrifying, because it’s almost too high profile for comfort.” ‘The Last Jedi’ is slated to be released this December.
★ James Corden will host the Hollywood Film Awards for the third year in a row.  Dick Clark Productions – who produce the show, announced this week that Corden will be returning as host of the prestigious ceremony, which takes place on November 5 at the Beverly Hilton hotel.  The Hollywood Film Awards honors films and actors as well as shows previews for upcoming movies and gives awards for cinematography, visual effects, film composing, costume design, editing, production design, sound and makeup.
(Ah! The ‘Kitchen Sink’ Awards!)

• “Jimmy Kimmel Live” (ABC/Global): Liam Neeson, “Science Bob” Pflugfelder, Old Dominion
• “The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon” (NBC/CTV): Jared Leto, Nicole Richie, Tyler the Creator
• “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” (CBS/Global): Nick Kroll, Michael Bloomberg, Tim & Eric
• “Late Night with Seth Meyers” (NBC/CTV): Sofia Vergara, Craig Robinson, Julie Klausner, Gregg Bissonette
• “The Late Late Show with James Corden” (CBS/CTV): Billie Lourd, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Tim Roth, Macklemore
• “Conan” (TBS/Comedy): Andy Samberg, Big Jay Oakerson, J. Roddy Walston & The Business
• “Watch What Happens Live” (Bravo): Sterling K. Brown, Sean Hayes
• “The View” (ABC/CTV): Sofia Vergara
• “The Talk” (CBS): Nina Dobrev, Jaymes Vaughan, guest co-host Sabrina Soto
• “Live with Kelly and Ryan” (ABC/CTV): Kiefer Sutherland, David Boreanaz
• “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” (NBC/CTV): Eric Stonestreet, Whitney Cummings, Kelsea Ballerini
• “The Goldbergs” (ABC): Season 5 Premiere “Weird Science”
• “Speechless” (ABC): Season 2 Premiere
• “Modern Family” (ABC): Season 9 Premiere “Lake Life”
• “Designated Survivor”(ABC): Season 2 Premiere “One Year In”
• “Survivor” (CBS): Season 35 Premiere “I’m Not Crazy, I’m Confident”
• “Criminal Minds” (CBS): Season 13 Premiere “Wheels Up”
• “The Blacklist” (NBC): Season 5 Premiere “Smokey Putnum”
• “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” (NBC): Season 19 Premiere “Gone Fishin”
• “Chicago P.D.” (NBC): Season 5 Premiere “Reform”
• “Empire” (FOX): Season 4 Premiere “Noble Memory”

• Jennifer Lopez – has pitched in $1 million from her Las Vegas residency earnings toward Puerto Rico’s hurricane recovery operation.  Lopez, who still has family on the island, is also co-chairing the New York recovery efforts.
• The Doors – are marking the golden anniversary of their second album, ‘Strange Days’, with a 50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition. And like the 50th-anniversary reissue of their debut album that came out earlier this year, the remastered Strange Days includes no bonus tracks or extras. Instead, the focus is on the original mono mix of the album, which has been unavailable to fans for years.
• The Beatles – A previously unreleased demo of The Beatles’ song ‘What Goes On’ is available through a listing on eBay.  Fans can preview the track via a short online clip. The 1963 version of the song features John Lennon singing with different lyrics than what ended up on the final released version.
• Noel Gallagher – plans to sell his guitars and amps that he used on tour with Oasis.   He’ll list nearly 50 pieces of equipment on the ‘Reverb’ website next month.  According to Gallagher, “It’s not doing me or anyone else any good if it’s just sitting around.  These pieces have a lot history, but they’re still very playable”.
• Chris Rea – the ‘Fool (If You Think It’s Over)’ singer says he suffers ”major bouts of depression” after battling cancer.  He was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in 2001, and had both his pancreas and a section of the small intestine removed, leaving him with diabetes and a cocktail of medication to take every day.  He says he gets ”terribly emotional” thinking about the fact his body will never be the same.
• Justin Timberlake – embraced his country roots by bringing special guest Chris Stapleton onto the stage at the Pilgrimage Music and Cultural Festival in Tennessee for a few duets, two years after they hit the CMA stage together. Justin told Chris during the set that they should make a deal that “Every time either one of us plays Tennessee, the other one’s there.”
• Garth Brooks – treated wife Trisha Yearwood to a Bruno Mars concert for her 53rd birthday.  Mars is one of the pair’s favorite artists, and Yearwood posted a couple-selfie of her and Brooks at the Louisville KY show.
• Billy Ray Cyrus – his pending divorce from wife Tish has been officially dismissed due to ‘inactivity’.  The couple reconciled just 10 days after she filed divorce documents in 2013.

One of the most-dreaded chores for some is the weekly trip to the grocery store.  Would you be willing to let a stranger into your house to deliver your groceries if it meant you didn’t have to drive to the store, walk up and down the aisles, stand in line at the checkout, and drive home and put things away?  Walmart is betting that you might.  They are testing the idea with a new service that lets a delivery person walk into the houses of tech-savvy customers in California’s Silicon Valley when they are not at home to drop off packages or put groceries in the fridge.  The delivery person is given a one-time code to open the door and customers receive an alert on their phone when someone enters.  They are then able to watch the delivery person put things away if they have security cameras installed in their home. The service is aimed at busy families who don’t have time to stop at a store or unpack groceries.
(But DO have time to watch video of a dude in their kitchen!)
(And if he does happen to catch you at home, it’s not like a guy who works at Walmart isn’t used to seeing people walking around in their jammies!)
(I don’t even let my Mother see the inside of my fridge!)

Newspapers aren’t seen as ‘cutting-edge’ these days, but at least this one is trying.  Outdoor equipment store L.L. Bean is running a new ad in The New York Times that can only be seen outdoors.  That’s right, the company took its mission to get people outside to a new level by publishing an ad using ink that can only be seen when the newspaper is taken outside and exposed to sunlight.  The ad tells shoppers, “Just step outside your front door and you’ve arrived”.
(I wonder what the ad looks like in the NY Times’ online edition…)
(OK, now along with swatting a fly, a newspaper has TWO advantages over a computer!)
(And if your kid is anything like MY kid, he’ll never, ever be able to read that ad!)

The town of Bathurst, New Brunswick has at least scaled back their draconian ban on trick-or-treating.  Changes that roll back a controversial Halloween bylaw that banned trick-or-treating for those over 14 and set a 7pm curfew on collecting Halloween’s ghoulish loot have been relaxed – a bit.  The new rules — expected to become law in early October — now forbid anyone older than 16 from trick-or-treating, and relaxes the curfew to 8 p.m.  Those caught with a “facial disguise” in public after curfew, or anyone over 16 found roaming the streets for treats can be fined up to $200.
(I say keep them ‘treating’ for as long as possible.  It might keep them away from the ‘tricks’!)
(8pm? I hardly had my first garbage bag full by 8pm!)
(What are you supposed to do?  Ask them for ID at your door?)

• Colonel:  Native English speakers know that this word, which is derived from French, is pronounced “ker-nul.”  (Yeah, you can see the confusion…)
• Worcestershire: The sauce originated in the town of Worcester, England, and is pronounced “Wooster”.  (I AM a native English speaker, and I avoid that word like I avoid…well, the sauce!)
• Mischievous: It’s actually a three-syllable word pronounced MIS-chiv-us.  (That’s not how the cop said it when he brought my son home…)
• Draught: While it looks like it might be pronounced “drot,” it’s actually pronounced “draft”
(Alternate pronunciation: “On tap”.)
• Quinoa: You’d think it would be pronounced “qwin-o-ah”, but it’s actually a Spanish word that has numerous acceptable pronunciations, including “KEEN-wah,” “ken-WAH,” and even “KEN-o-ah.” (I’ll let you know if I ever have a reason to know that…)
• Onomatopoeia:   Say “on-o-mot-o-PEE-a”.  (Maybe don’t.  You’ll just sound pompous!)
• Scissors: Non-Native English speakers are often tempted to say “SKIss-ors” when we know it’s actually pronounced “sizzors”.  And it ends in an “s,” which typically refers to a plural, PLUS it is called a ‘pair’.  Go figure.  (You’re right.  I’ve never been asked for a ‘scissor’.)


1947 [70] Meat Loaf (Marvin Lee Aday), Dallas TX, rock singer (‘Paradise by the Dashboard Light’, ‘Bat Out Of Hell’)

1964 [53] Stephan Jenkins, Oakland CA, rock singer (Third Eye Blind-‘How’s It Going to Be’, ‘Semi-Charmed Life’)

1972 [45] Gwyneth Paltrow, LA CA, ‘Goop’ lifestyle website founder/movie actress (“Iron Man” movies, “Shakespeare in Love”)/Mrs Chris Martin (Coldplay) 2003-16. COMING UP… Avengers: Infinity War, 2018

1978 [39] Brad Arnold, Escatawpa MS, rock singer (3 Doors Down-‘Here Without You’, “Kryptonite’)

1982 [35] Anna Camp, Aiken SC, TV actress (‘The Mindy Project’, ‘True Blood’) Movie actress (‘Pitch Perfect’ franchise) COMING UP… Pitch Perfect 3, 2017

1982 [35] Lil’ Wayne (Dwayne Carter Jr), New Orleans LA, rapper (‘How to Love’, ‘Lollipop’)

1984 [33] Avril Lavigne, Napanee ON, pop singer (‘Girlfriend’, ‘Complicated’)/wed to Sum 41’s Deryck Whibley 2006-09, Nickelback frontman Chad Kroeger 2013-15

• “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 determined that chocolate milk helps is a better post-workout recovery drink than white milk, water, or most sports drinks.

• “Crush a Can Day”,  as a day to remind everyone to do their part in recycling.
Here are some facts about cans:
– If you laid all the aluminum cans recycled in 2010 end to end, they would circle the earth 169 times.
– In America, 105,800 cans are recycled every minute.
– Your television can run for 3 hours from the energy saved by recycling one can.
– Aluminum cans are worth about a penny each.
– The industry pays more than $1 billion annually for recycled cans.

• “World Tourism Day”, as declared by the UN’s World Tourism Organization. The 2017 theme is ‘Sustainable Tourism – a Tool for Development’.

• “Women’s Health & Fitness Day”, observed on the last Wednesday of September to focus attention on the importance of regular physical activity and health awareness for women.

[Thurs] Drink Beer Day
[Thurs] Ask a Stupid Question Day
[Fri] Coffee Day
[Fri] Broadway Musicals Day

2008 [09] Scarlett Johansson weds Ryan Reynolds at Clayoquot Wilderness Retreat in Tofino, British Columbia (they divorce in 2011)

2014 [03] George Clooney weds lawyer Amal Alamuddin at the seven-star Aman Canal Grande hotel in Venice, Italy

2011 [06] 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

2000 [17] The 1st Olympic Gold Medal ever in taekwondo is won by Greek athlete Michail Mouroutsos in Sydney, Australia

2013 [04] Tiger Woods is named ‘PGA Tour Player Of the Year’ for the 11th time


✓ The first ballpoint pens in America sold for US$12.50, the equivalent of US$164 today.
✓ People born during the months of September and November are most likely to live to be 100 years old.
✓ Cats sleep for 70% of their lives.
✓ The expiration date on bottled water is for the bottle, not the water.
✓ Nails grow faster in warm weather than they do in cold weather.
✓ The bubbles in champagne are essentially yeast farts.

• Pumpkin Spice was the sixth Spice Girl.
• Dried up leaves are difficult to spot.
• ‘The Great Pumpkin’ is a documentary about Donald Trump.
• The ‘m’ is silent.
• During Autumn, the average household consumes 3.14 pumpkins.   Or as it’s more commonly known, ‘pumpkin pi’.
• No pumpkins were harmed during the making of your pumpkin spice latte.
• Nothing and no one falls in Autumn.
• Every time a pumpkin gets smashed, a demon gets its horns.
• People actually call it Autumn.


☎  If you could make your smartphone do one more thing, what would it be?

Men don’t care what’s on TV.  They only care what else is on TV.

Question: According to experts, adults are 50% worse than children at doing THIS. What is it?
Answer: Handwriting.

Never let the things you want make you forget the things you have.

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