Wednesday, September 28, 2016 – Edition: #5817

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BS SHOW BIZ BUZZ:
★ Tonight “Modern Family” (ABC) becomes the first TV show to feature an openly transgender child actor. 8-year-old Jackson Millarker appears as ‘Tom’, a friend of ‘Lily Tucker-Pritchett’ (Aubrey Anderson-Emmons) in the episode entitled “A Stereotypical Day”. “Modern Family”, which stars Ed O’Neill, Sofia Vergara, Julie Bowen, and Ty Burrell, has won 22 Emmy Awards since its debut in 2009. Other TV shows with transgender characters played by transgender actors include Laverne Cox’s ‘Sophia Burset’ in “Orange Is the New Black”, and Jen Richards on “Nashville”.
– WENN.com
★ Rapper 50 Cent has been hit with another copyright infringement lawsuit over his TV show “Power”. Aspiring TV writers R Byron Hord & Curtis Scoon have filed a lawsuit in Manhattan Federal Court against Fiddy, who produces and features in the crime drama, as well as cable network Starz and its parent company CBS. They claim the idea for “Power” was taken from a pilot script for a TV show called “Dangerous”, which they wrote in late 2009. 50 Cent (real name Curtis Jackson) and the network face up to $180,000 in fines per episode, of which there have been 27.
– PageSix.com
★ Actress Sarah Jessica Parker is suggesting a return to the screen for “Sex & The City” isn’t out of the question. The 51-year-old has revealed that the show – revolving around the lives of 4 New Yorkers: ‘Carrie’, ‘Miranda’, ‘Samantha’, and ‘Charlotte’ – could return in either film or TV form. Quote: “I don’t think any of us have said no. I don’t know whether it’s a series or the movie.” The HBO show aired 1998-2004 and spawned movie versions in 2008 and (horrifically) in 2012.
– “The Metro”
★ And movie star Leonardo Dicaprio has put his Studio City, California bachelor pad on the market just days after listing his home in Malibu. “The Revenant” actor is asking just under $2.4 million for the 4-bedroom home he bought in 2014. The ranch-style property comes with a state-of-the-art kitchen, a large yard, and a pool. But don’t worry, Leo’s not homeless. DiCaprio, who is dating supermodel Nina Agdal, still has yet another Los Angeles property in the Hollywood Hills.
– TMZ.com

TODAY’S SHOW BIZ SKED:
• “Code Black” (CBS) – Season premiere.
• “Criminal Minds” (CBS) – Season debut.
• “Ellen DeGeneres Show” (syndicated/CTV2) – Luke Bryan (“Kill the Lights”).
• “Jimmy Kimmel Live” (ABC/CityTV) – Dan + Shay (“Obsessed”).
• “Last Call With Carson Daly” (NBC) – Elliphant (“Living Life Golden”).
• “Late Late Show With James Corden” (CBS/CTV) – Shawn Mendes (“Illuminate”).
• “Late Show With Stephen Colbert” (CBS/Global) – John Prine (“In Spite of Ourselves”).
• “Live With Kelly” (syndicated/CTV) – Ingrid Michaelson (“Girls & Boys”).
• “Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” (NBC/CTV2) – Sting (“Nothing Like the Sun”, out November 18th).

BS MUSIC NOTES:
• Common – The social and civil activist, whose “Black America Again” track has served as an anthem for the Black Lives Matter movement, is headlining today’s protest about NYC’s racial achievement gap in public education. The demonstration is scheduled to take place in Brooklyn.
• The Eagles – A life-size bronze statue of late Eagles star Glenn Frey has been unveiled in a Winslow, Arizona park. The location is a nod to the band’s 1972 hit “Take It Easy”, which features the lyric “standing on a corner in Winslow, Arizona/Such a fine sight to see”.
• Garth Brooks – The Recording Industry Association of America has announced he’s become the first artist to land 7 Diamond Awards for record sales. Diamond status designates sales of 10 million units. He now has 1 more Diamond certification than The Beatles.
• Lil Wayne – He has been ordered to give producer David Banner $164,000 after allegations the rapper failed to pay him for work on the 2008 album “Tha Carter III”. Banner first sued the hip hop star’s Young Money Records label in July last year.
• Mariah Carey – She is getting ready to wrap up her residency at Las Vegas’ Colosseum at Caesar’s Palace. Her last 9 shows take place in late April and mid-May. Since May of 2015, Carey has played 50 shows at the venue.
• Spice Girls – Apparently Cruz Beckham intends to “follow in his mother, Victoria’s, musical
footsteps”. So as a lip-sync mime, then?
• U2 – They have a gig for customer-relationship firm Salesforce on October 5th, when they play at the company’s annual conference. Does this mean they’re selling out … or just in the twilight of their long-running career?

FROM THE BS POLL VAULT:
A statistical look at who we are and the things we do …
• 70% of people who own a garage don’t use it for it’s original purpose.
• 60% of moms will not drop off their kids at school without putting on makeup.
• 50% of us love thunderstorms (30% hate them, 20% are afraid of them).
• 24% of employers say the #1 reason they don’t hire someone is them being late for the job interview.
• 21% of adults will lose a credit card at least once this year.
• 2% of pet owners have created a Facebook page … for their critter.

ANNOYING WORDS THAT SHOULD BE BANNED FOREVER:
A Reddit thread asks users what words or terms have become annoying because of the way they are used today. Making the list …
✗ Moist
✗ Epic
✗ Cringe
✗ Would of (instead of would have)
✗ Slay
✗ Just sayin’
✗ Literally
✗ Anywho (instead of anyway)
✗ Chillax
✗ Bae
– Telegraph.co.uk

ELDERLY OLYMPICS:
12 retirement homes in Switzerland’s northwest canton of Jura have sent teams to innovative seniors’ games, where elderly people face off in 5 disciplines. From hammering nails into a block of wood to walking a slalom, brick building, giant darts, and shooting into a basketball hoop, over 120 men and women have participated. The event is organized by the JURAncien association, which oversees the region’s retirement homes. By the way, competitors pledge to compete “without doping and without drugs” … although perhaps not without medication. (One of the more popular events … ‘Guess if Your Hat is On’.)
– #NewsfromElsewhere

BS BUZZWORDS:
Cutting-edge vocab …
• ‘Ambient Snacking’ – Snacking on foods that can be stored and served at room temperature.
• ‘Super Flasher’ – A woman who experiences hot flashes for many years, particularly before, during, and after menopause.
• ‘Tunnel Fur’ – A mixture of dust, oil, human hair & skin, rodent feces, and other substances that collect on subway tracks.

NEW BABY NAMES INSPIRED BY TV SHOWS:
• Annalise (“How to Get Away With Murder”)
• Arya (“Game of Thrones”)
• Barbara/Barb (“Stranger Things”)
• Deacon (“Nashville”)
• Eddison (“Game of Thrones”)
• Eleven (“Stranger Things”)
• Kara (“Supergirl”)
• Petra (“Jane the Virgin”)
• Piper (“Orange Is the New Black”)
• Quinn (“UnReal”, “Scandal”)
• Regina (“Once Upon a Time”)
• Rogelio (“Jane the Virgin”)
• Selina (“Veep”)
• Titus (“Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt”)
• Winston (“New Girl”)
– Adapted from BuzzFeed.com

BS AMAZING ANIMAL FACTS:
• A liter of cow urine is more valuable to an Indian farmer than a liter of milk.
– “Open”
• Giraffes are actually 4 different species, not just one.
– BBC News
• Dolphins appear to talk in sentences.
– “International Business Times”
• Fish have a dawn chorus.
– “New Scientist”

BS CHRONOMETER 09.28.16

TODAY’S CELEBIRTHDAYS . . .
1967 [49] Mira Sorvino, Tenafly NJ, TV actress (“Falling Skies” 2014-15)/movie actress (1995 Oscar-”Mighty Aphrodite”)

1968 [48] Naomi Watts, Shoreham UK (raised Australia), movie actress (“Birdman”, “The Divergent” series) BS FACTOID: She & actor Liev Schreiber have just announced their separation after 11 years. They share 2 sons but never actually wed.

1969 [47] Karen Fairchild, Gary IN, country singer (Little Big Town-”Girl Crush”, “Pontoon”)

1977 [39] Young Jeezy (Jay Jenkins), Columbia SC, rapper (w/Rihanna-”Hard”, w/Usher-”Love In This Club”)

1978 [38] Peter Cambor, Houston TX, TV actor (‘Nate Getz’ on “NCIS: Los Angeles” since 2009)

1981 [35] Luke Mossman, Denver CO, alt-rock guitarist (Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats–”I Need Never Get Old”, “SOB”)

1982 [34] St Vincent (Annie Clark), Tulsa OK, singer-songwriter (“Teenage Talk”, “Jesus Saves, I Spend”)/partner of Brit model-actress Cara Delevingne

1986 [30] Daniel Platzman, Atlanta GA, indie rock drummer (Imagine Dragons-”Demons”, “Radioactive”)

1987 [29] Hilary Duff, Houston TX, TV actress (“Younger” since 2015)/movie actress (“Cheaper By the Dozen” films)/pop singer (“So Yesterday”)

TODAY’S BS REASONS TO PARTY . . .
• “Drink Beer Day”, a day to raise a glass of your favorite ale or lager and celebrate one of the oldest man-made beverages. It’s been produced by individuals since the Neolithic Era and by commercial breweries as far back as 1040 AD.

• “Fish Tank Floorshow Night”, a day to gather family & friends around your aquarium to dance and sing. Why? Every other day the fish are under the spotlight keeping us entertained.

• “Good Neighbor Day”, celebrated annually on September 28th since 2003 to recognize and appreciate the nice folks next door. Hopefully, one of those good neighbors is you!

• “International Right to Know Day”, initiated in 2002 to raise awareness about people’s right to access government info and to promote freedom of information as essential to both democracy and good governance.

• “Teacher’s Day” in Chinese communities worldwide, celebrating the birth date of the most venerated of all teachers, Confucius (Kung-futzu), born in 551 BC.

• “Women’s Health & Fitness Day”, an annual observance on the Last Wednesday of September to focus attention on the importance of regular physical activity and health awareness for women.
NET: http://www.fitnessday.com/women/

• “World Rabies Day”, observed annually to raise awareness about the continuing burden of rabies and how the disease can be prevented.

THIS DAY IN SHOW BIZ . . .
2001 [15] Ben Stiller’s fashion model comedy “Zoolander” opens in movie theaters (“Zoolander 2″ tanks in 2016)

TODAY’S MUSIC EVENT . . .
1991 [25] Garth Brooks’ “Ropin’ the Wind” becomes the 1st country music album to debut at #1 on “Billboard” magazine’s pop album chart

TODAY’S FIRST . . .
2008 [08] SpaceX launches the 1st private spacecraft into orbit, the ‘Falcon 1′

TODAY’S RECORD . . .
2006 [10] For the 3rd consecutive season, the American League’s Kansas City Royals lose 100 or more baseball games

COMING UP . . .
[Thurs] World Heart Day
[Fri] Austin City Limits begins (Austin TX)
[Fri] Route 91 Harvest fest begins (Las Vegas NV)
[Fri] “Luke Cage” premieres (Netflix)
[Fri] Hug a Vegetarian Day
This Week Is … Chimney Safety Week
This Month Is … Eat Chicken Month

BULL’S BITS

BS COUNTRY SONGS FOR PROGRESSIVES:
✓ “Honky-Tonk Individual”
✓ “Harper Valley Performing Arts Charter School PTA”
✓ “Mentally Ill”
✓ “Wide Open Safe Spaces”
✓ “Cowboy, Accompany Me Away”
✓ “Mamas, Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Factory-Farm Cowboys”
✓ “Folsom Prison-Industrial Complex Blues”
✓ “Did I Shave My Legs for This? No.”
✓ “Friends In Low-Income Places”
✓ “Achy Breaky Bleeding Heart”
✓ “Coat of Diverse Colors”
✓ “Jolene In”
– Thanks to Tricia England

BS PHONE STARTER:
☎ What is the most extreme thing you’ve done in an attempt to make yourself more attractive?

BS U-PICK TRIVIA:
Why did pirates wear earrings?
a. Captains originally had sailors who were pressed into service pierced with rings so a rope could be threaded through to prevent them from running off.
b. To improve their vision. [CORRECT. An idea picked up from acupuncturists in the Far East.]
c. Just stylin’, matey!
– “Imponderables”

BS WEB GOODIE:
A pug dressed up as all the characters from “Stranger Things” …
NET: http://bit.ly/2cyoHQk

BS RANDOM JOKE:
I had plastic surgery last week. I cut up my credit cards.

BS WATER COOLER QUESTION:
Question: 1-in-5 homes has one of THESE.
Answer: A fireplace.

BS DEEP THOUGHT:
The cream rises to the top. So does the scum.


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