Tuesday, September 30, 2014        Edition: #5316


Monthly Planning Calendar in Today’s Issue!

BS SHOW BIZ BUZZ:
★ Jennifer Lawrence has been targeted once more in the celebrity hacking scandal as more private images of her have hit the Internet. Intimate snaps of the star emerged in the first series of leaks last month and now 55 more images have surfaced. The latest wave also includes pics of Brit model Cara Delevingne and “Twilight” star Anna Kendrick. As in previous leaks, the snaps have allegedly been stolen from iCloud storage accounts.
– “Page Six”
★ The producers of “Glee” are being been sued by a shopper who allegedly tripped over cables while the FOX-TV series was filming in a California mall. In the lawsuit, the woman claims she was shopping at Burbank Town Center in November when she fell over wiring which had been set in a walkway open to regular shoppers. She claims she broke an arm and a rib and is suing for damages plus coverage of medical bills.
– TMZ.com
★ And Michael Jackson’s iconic “Thriller” video is going to be re-released in 3-D next year. The 14-minute 1983 short film has been overhauled by original director John Landis and now that he’s resolved a dispute with the Jackson estate, it could even be released in cinemas. A family insider says the new version was intended for Jackson’s “This Is It” London residency for which he was rehearsing when he died in 2009.
– ContactMusic.com

TODAY’S SHOW BIZ SKED:
• “Conan” (TBS/CTV) – Chrissie Hynde (“Stockholm”).
• “Ellen DeGeneres Show” (syndicated/CTV2) – Ryan Adams (“Ryan Adams”).
• “Front & Center” (PBS) – Tonight’s season debut of the public TV concert series features Counting Crows (“Somewhere Under Wonderland”). Other acts coming up on the 10-episode schedule: Dierks Bentley, The Fray, Keith Urban, and Lady Antebellum.
• “iHeartradio Music Festival; Night 2″ (CW) – More highlights of the music festival staged this Summer at the MGM Grand Hotel in Las Vegas NV, highlighted by a performance by Lorde.
• “Jimmy Kimmel Live” (ABC/CityTV) – Steve Aoki f/Waka Flocka Flame & Travis Barker (“Neon Furture 1″, out today).
• “Late Show With David Letterman” (CBS/Omni1) – Bleachers (“Strange Desire”).
• “On the Run Tour: Beyoncé & Jay Z” (HBO) – Another screening of the final shows of their first collaborative tour, filmed in Paris, France.
• “Meredith Vieira Show” (syndicated) – Kenny Chesney (“The Big Revival”).
• “Selfie” – Debut of a new comedy that centers around a 20-something who enlists the help of a marketing expert to revamp her online image after an embarrassing viral video. Stars Karen Gillan, John Cho.
• “The Talk” (CBS) – Clean Bandit (“New Eyes”).
• “Today Show” (NBC) – Lady Antebellum (their 5th studio album, “747″, out today).
• “Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” (NBC/CTV2) – Lucinda Williams (“Down Where the Spirit Meets the Bone”).
• “The Voice” (NBC/CTV2) – Blind auditions continue.

BS MUSIC NOTES:
• Annie Lennox – Today she releases her 1st new album in 4 years, a covers collection of standards titled “Nostalgia” released exclusively on vinyl. Other formats will follow later.
• Blake Shelton – Today his 11th studio album “Bringing Back the Sunshine” is out, produced by his longtime collaborator Scott Hendricks.
• Colbie Caillat – Her 4th full-length album, “Gypsy Heart”, arrives today. It features the hit single “Try”.
• Fleetwood Mac – After a 16-year absence, Christine McVie is re-joining her former band as the 33-city “On With the Show” tour kicks off in Minneapolis MN. It’s currently scheduled through December 20th in Tampa FL.
• Genesis – “R-Kive”, their new 37-song greatest hits box set is available today.
• Jessie J – “Bang Bang”, her collaboration with Ariana Grande & Nicki Minaj, is atop the UK singles chart for this week.
• Melissa Etheridge – Today’s release, “This Is ME”, is the debut album for her new label ME Records.
• Oasis – “(What’s The Story) Morning Glory?” is the latest re-issue from their catalogue. It’s out today as a CD, digital download, special edition 3-CD set, 12″ vinyl, and deluxe box set.
• Prince – Today he’s out with not just one, but 2 new albums: “Plectrumelectrum” with his band 3rdEyeGirl; and a new solo album called “Art Official Age”.
• The Script – The Irish trio releases “No Sound Without Silence” today. They’ve been on tour throughout the Summer supporting OneRepublic.
• Spandau Ballet – Tonight they’re reunited onstage for the first time in 4 years as they perform at the premiere of their new documentary film, “Playboys Of the Western World”, which has a premiere screening at the Royal Albert Hall in London UK.

THIS WEEK’S VIDEO RELEASES:
Out today on DVD, Netflix, Google Play and/or other video providers …
• “Are You Here” ( R-Rated Comedy ): When an off-the-grid wacko (Zach Galifianakis) inherits his estranged father’s fortune his buddy (Owen Wilson), who happens to be a womanizing local weatherman, joins forces with him to battle the legal challenge brought on by his formidable sister (Amy Poehler).
• “Chef” ( R-Rated Comedy ): When a chef (Jon Favreau) suddenly quits his job at a prominent LA restaurant after refusing to compromise his creative integrity for its controlling owner (Dustin Hoffman), he is left to figure out what’s next. Finding himself in Miami FL, he teams up with his ex-wife (Sofia Vergara), his friend (John Leguizamo), and his son to launch … a food truck.
• “Transformers: Age of Extinction” ( PG-13 Action Adventure ): Filmmaker Michael Bay has shuffled his cast and restyled the vehicles for this 4th instalment of the sci-fi juggernaut. New leading man Mark Wahlberg plays an auto mechanic who, alongside his daughter, makes a discovery that brings the ‘Autobots’ down on them. Co-stars Nicola Peltz, Stanley Tucci.
• Also released today: “Al Capone: Icon” (Documentary); “American Experience: The Big Burn” (Documentary); “Monster High: Freaky Fusion” (Animation); “Team Hot Wheels: The Origin of Awesome!” (Animation); and “24: The Complete Series, with Live Another Day” (TV).

HOW TO CHEAT:
1-in-4 of women and 1-in-5 men admit they’ve snooped through the contents of their partner’s cellphone. In order to avoid suspicion of straying, here are the so-called ’5 Golden Rules’ as compiled by private detectives …
✓ After a call to your lover is made or received, immediately delete every trace of the number from your phone, then call a friend or relative whose number is recognizable to your spouse.
✓ Delete all texts, even the most treasured which you think you’ll want to read again later.
✓ Keep a mental list of names related to real situations (such as work) so you can fake a conversation to divert suspicion.
✓ If you get a call when your spouse is with you, act as if it’s a wrong number.
✓ If you get caught mid-call, unobtrusively turn off the phone and claim you can’t hear anything because there’s a problem with the line.
(And we might add a #6 … never store nude pics on iCloud!)
– FreeRepublic.com

BS DILEMMAS:
• Your former lover becomes famous. A website offers you $100,000 for nude pics and a tell-all. Do you sell?
• Guests are due when your dog snatches the roast beef and drags it out the door. Do you retrieve and serve it?
• You’re buying a car from someone who has lost his job and needs to sell. Do you offer much less than it’s worth?
• A friend who is a strict vegetarian is coming for dinner. You’re feeling proud of your bean stew until you remember that you used beef stock. Do you keep quiet and serve the dish?
• Your agent helped you get established when you were a struggling actor. Now a large agency wants to sign you. Do you dump your agent?
• The teacher asks if you wrote your son’s book report. Your son has already claimed that he wrote it but the teacher’s right. Do you admit it?
• You’ve sold your house. Before you move out, the roof starts to leak. Do you have it fixed?
– Adapted from ScruplesGame.com

DID YOU KNOW?
In general, dreams get weirder as the night wears on.
– “Smithsonian Magazine”

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BS CHRONOMETER 09.30.14


TODAY’S CELEBIRTHDAYS . . .
1963 [51] Eddie Montgomery, Danville KY, country singer (Montgomery Gentry-”Roll With Me”, “Back When I Knew It All”)

1964 [50] Robby Takac, Buffalo NY, alt-rock singer-bassist (Goo Goo Dolls-”Slide”, “Iris”)

1964 [50] Trey Anastasio, Fort Worth TX, cult band singer-songwriter-guitarist (Phish-”Time Turns Elastic”)

1975 [39] Marion Cotillard, Caen, France, movie actress (“Inception”, “La Vie En Rose”)

1984 [30] T-Pain (Faheem Rasheed Najm), Tallahassee FL, hip-hop/R&B singer-songwriter (f/Yung Joc-”Buy U a Drank [Shawty Snappin']“, w/Flo Rida-”Low”)

BS REASONS TO PARTY . . .
• “Ask a Stupid Question Day”, observed annually on the last school day in September to perpetuate the idea that ‘asking a stupid question is better than repairing a stupid mistake’. It’s an idea that goes back to the 1980s when there was a movement by teachers to get kids to ask more questions in the classroom. Here are a few of ours …
– How come a pizza can get to your house faster than an ambulance?
– Why is it people order a double cheeseburger, a large fry … and a DIET Coke?
– Why do banks leave both their doors open but chain the pens to the counter?
– Why is it we leave cars worth tens-of-thousands of dollars in the driveway so we can store useless junk inside the garage?

• “Hot Mulled Cider Day”, a day to cradle a warm cup of spiced cider in your hands, breathe in the fragrance, and then take a sip. It’s a cool-weather treat for all your senses.

• “International Translation Day”, introduced in 1991 by the International Federation of Translators. Online translators allow you to switch from language-to-language instantly. Try translating an English message to another language then back to English. Odds are you’ll get something that’s really wonky.
NET: http://translate.google.com/#

• “Mud Pack Day”, a day to pile on the facial treatment. The green goop is best, right?

THIS DAY IN SHOW BIZ . . .
2011 [03] After 28 years together, KISS rocker Gene Simmons & model Shannon Tweed tie the knot before 400 guests at a ceremony in Beverly Hills CA (basically a reality TV stunt)

TODAY’S MUSIC EVENT . . .
1999 [15] The lyrics to John Lennon’s “I Am the Walrus” sell for $129,000 at auction; George Harrison’s 1962 Rickenbacker guitar goes for $92,900

TODAY’S FIRST . . .
2004 [10] 1st images of a live Giant Squid in its natural habitat are taken 600 miles (965 km) south of Tokyo, Japan

BS MONTHLY PLANNING CALENDAR . . .
[Oct 1] International Walk to School Day / “Criminal Minds”; “Stalker” season debuts (CBS) / International Day of Older Persons / International Music Day / World Vegetarian Day / Walk Your Dog Day
[Oct 2] International Day of Non-Violence / Custodial Workers Day / World Farm Animals Day
[Oct 3] “Annabelle”; “Gone Girl” open in movie theaters / Diversity Day / World Smile Day / Yom Kippur begins (Jewish)
[Oct 4] World Animal Day / Cephalopod Awareness Day / Fall Astronomy Day / Improve Your Office Day / Cinnamon Bun Day / Taco Day / Vodka Day / Eid al-Adha (Muslim)
[Oct 5] Change a Light Day / Country Inn Bed & Breakfast Day / International African Diaspora Day / International Day of No Prostitution
[Oct 6] Child Health Day / Mad Hatter Day / German-American Day / Techies Day / World Day of Architecture / World Habitat Day / World Day of Bullying Prevention
[Oct 8] CBGB Music & Film Festival begins (NYC) / Full ‘Hunters’ Moon / Emergency Nurses Day / Bring Your Teddy Bear to Work & School Day / Pierogy Day / Pet Obesity Awareness Day / World Octopus Day
[Oct 9] Leif Erikson / Chess Day / World Post Day / World Sight Day
[Oct 10] “Addicted”; “Alexander & The Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day”; “Dracula Untold”; “The Judge”; “One Chance” open in movie theaters / Cake Decorating Day / International Day for Natural Disaster Reduction / International Newspaper Carrier Day / Handbag Day / World Day Against the Death Penalty / World Egg Day / World Homeless Day / World Mental Health Day / World Porridge Day
[Oct 11] “One Direction: Where We Are” opens in movie theaters / International Day of The Girl / Coming Out Day / Costume Swap Day / Family Bowling Day / Southern Food Heritage Day / Food Truck Day
[Oct 12] Clergy Appreciation Day / International Moment of Frustration Scream Day / Spanish Language Day
[Oct 13] Columbus Day (USA) / Thanksgiving Day (Canada) / English Language Day / International Day for Failure
[Oct 14] Be Bald & Be Free Day / Face Your Fears Day
[Oct 15] Information Overload Day / International Day of Rural Women / Take Your Parents to Lunch Day / Grouch Day / Support Your Local Chamber of Commerce Day
[Oct 16] Bosses Day / Conflict Resolution Day / Department Store Day / Dictionary Day / International Credit Union Day / Feral Cat Day / World Food Day
[Oct 17] ” The Best of Me”; “Fury” open in movie theaters / Foo Fighters’ “Sonic Highways” debuts (HBO) / Alternative Fuel Day / International Day for the Eradication of Poverty / Mulligan Day / Mammography Day / Wear Something Gaudy Day / World Student Day
[Oct 18] Canada’s Walk of Fame Gala 2014 (Toronto ON) / Treasure Island Music Festival begins (San Francisco CA) / Bridge Day / Chocolate Cupcake Day / World Menopause Day
[Oct 19] Sunday School Teacher Appreciation Day / Evaluate Your Life Day
[Oct 20] Lung Health Day / Clean Your Virtual Desktop Day
[Oct 21] Celebration Of the Mind Day / Reptile Awareness Day
[Oct 22] 2014 MOBO Awards (London UK) / CAPS Lock Day / International Stuttering Awareness Day / Medical Assistants Recognition Day / Nut Day / Smart is Cool Day
[Oct 23] Pharmacy Technician Day / TV Talk Show Host Day / Diwali (Hindu)
[Oct 24] “John Wick”; “Ouija” open in movie theaters /  Life Is Beautiful Festival begins (Las Vegas NV) / “Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga: Cheek to Cheek Live” (PBS) / Wear It Pink Day
[Oct 25] Rolling Stones Australia tour begins / 14th World Soundtrack Awards (Ghent, Belgium) / International Artists Day / Make a Difference Day / Forgiveness Day / Pit Bull Awareness Day / World Pasta Day / Muharram (Muslim)
[Oct 26] Howl At the Moon Night / Mother-in-Law Day / Privacy Day / Visit a Cemetery Day
[Oct 27] “2 Broke Girls” season debut (CBS) / Taylor Swift releases “1989″ / Cranky Co-workers Day / World Day for Audiovisual Heritage
[Oct 29] Mix It Up at Lunch Day / Cat Day / World Psoriasis Day
[Oct 30] “The Millers”; “Two-and-a-Half Men”; “The McCarthys”; “Elementary” season debuts (CBS) / Checklist Day / Create a Great Funeral Day / Devils Night or Mischief Night / Candy Corn Day
[Oct 31] Halloween / “Nightcrawler”; “Saw” (re-release) open in movie theaters / Voodoo Music + Arts Experience begins (New Orleans LA) / Frankenstein Friday / International Bandanna Day / Bread Sticks Day / Caramel Apple Day / Knock-Knock Jokes Day / Magic Day / UNICEF Day

BULL’S BITS


NATIONAL SAINTS QUIZ:
Today is “St Jerome’s Day”, patron saint of librarians (to celebrate, shhhhhhh!). See if you can name the patron saint of the following countries …
– Australia (St Mary)
– Canada (St Anne/St Joseph)
– England (St George)
– France (St Denis)
– Ireland (St Patrick)
– Italy (St Anthony)
– New Zealand (St Mary/St Joseph)
– Russia (St Nicholas)
– Scotland (St Andrew)
– USA (St Mary)
– Wikipedia.org

BS RANDOM JOKE:
I have amnesia and deja vu at the same time. I think I’ve forgotten this before.

PHONE STARTER:
☎ What’s your favorite name for a pet you’ve ever heard?

BS U-PICK TRIVIA:
You have been asked to come up with an ‘epithalamium’. What is it?
a. A sample of all your body fluids.
b. A poem to celebrate a wedding. [CORRECT. There was an old bachelor named George ..."]
c. An original epitaph for a tombstone.
– Merriam-Webster.com

BS WATER COOLER QUESTION:
Question: Research shows that 61% of women who have read “Fifty Shades of Grey” bought THIS after finishing the book.
Answer: Lingerie.

BS DEEP THOUGHT:
Medium is the only size that doesn’t come in ‘extra’.


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