April 18 2023

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Tuesday, April 18, 2023 — Edition: #7455

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★ Janice Dickinson has been forced to withdraw from “I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out of Here’s” new All Stars season after she reportedly suffered “horrific head injuries” on set. The former supermodel, who is 68, was reportedly rushed to the hospital after she tripped over a cable in the dark in South Africa’s Kruger National Park. When her fellow contestants found her, Dickinson “seemed to be semi-conscious on the ground”, according to a source. The Sun says Dickinson suffered a head wound, a concussion, a black eye, bruised cheeks, a split lip, and fractures to her hands.
★ The Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office is investigating claims of sexual assault made against Armie Hammer – after an ex-girlfriend previously accused him of raping her. A rep for the DA says: “The matter is currently under review.” While details about the claims are unclear, it is known that the “Social Network” star’s former girlfriend Effie Angelova accused him in 2021 of “violently” raping her and abusing her “mentally, emotionally and sexually” in 2017. Hammer has denied criminal wrongdoing and has not been charged. No comment from him yet.
-PageSix, NYPost
★ The live-action “Sonic the Hedgehog” spinoff series “Knuckles” starring Idris Elba at Paramount+ has assembled its cast. The show was first announced in February 2022. In addition to Elba reprising the role of ‘Knuckles’ from “Sonic the Hedgehog 2,” Adam Pally, known for “The Mindy Project” will once again play the role of ‘Wade Whipple’ from the film franchise. Edi Patterson (“The Righteous Gemstones”), Julian Barratt (“Mindhorn”), Scott Mescudi (“Don’t Look Up”), and Ellie Taylor (“Ted Lasso”) will recur in the series. Production is now underway in London.
★ Arnold Schwarzenegger has responded to claims that he filled a service trench instead of a pothole. Last week, he went viral, tweeting video of himself filling in a hole that had been plaguing his Brentwood neighborhood. Things seemed fine until Southern California Gas Company released a statement, saying the “pothole” was a utility trench for “active, permitted work” at the location. This didn’t sit well with Schwarzenegger, who responded with another tweet, writing: “So everyone knows, the pipeline work was finished in January. Apparently, they thought it was a good plan to take 6 months to cover the trench, so I just did them a favor…And why don’t they talk about the second pothole I filled?” LINK: https://tinyurl.com/229erhup
★ Is this what they mean by “royalties”? King Charles has reportedly amassed a personal net worth of £600 million – equivalent to around $745 million US dollars, according to a new analysis for the Sunday Times Rich List. His alleged net worth surpasses that of his mother, the late Queen Elizabeth II, who died in September at the age of 96. Last year, the Sunday Times calculated her net worth to be £370 million – about $460 million USD. There are many factors that go into calculating the King’s fortune – including the 2 private royal estates known as the duchies, Sandringham Estate and Balmoral Castle.
★ Last week, NBC renewed 6 shows for next season, including “Chicago Fire”, “Chicago P.D.”, “Chicago Med”, and 3 “Law and Order” series. Apparently, the renewals came with an asterisk, as casts were told that they will appear in fewer episodes next year. That comes on the heels of CBS recently renewing “Blue Bloods” for a 14th season after the cast agreed to a 25% pay cut. And now, we’re finding out that the cast of another recently renewed CBS series, the comedy “Bob Hearts Abishola”, also had to agree to a double-digit salary reduction for the show to get a Season 5 renewal.

• “Jimmy Kimmel Live” (ABC/Global): Luke Bryan, Jeff Hiller, GloRilla
• “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” (NBC/CTV): Ana de Armas, Jesse Plemons, slowthai
• “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” (CBS/Global): Woody Harrelson, Justin Theroux, the Walkmen
• “Late Night with Seth Meyers” (NBC/CTV): Jason Sudeikis, Annaleigh Ashford, Nic Collins (R)
• “The Late Late Show with James Corden” (CBS/CTV): Sharon Stone, Jack Whitehall
• “Watch What Happens Live” (Bravo): Margaret Josephs, Jackie Goldschneider
• “The View” (ABC/CTV): Patti LuPone, Ginger Zee
•  “The Daily Show” (COM): Guest host Jordan Klepper
• “Live with Kelly and Mark” (ABC/CTV): Scott Foley
• “The Kelly Clarkson Show” (Check local listings): Henry Winkler, Melissa Barrera, Brian Hart Hoffman, Kay Adams, Jackson Dean
• “The Drew Barrymore Show” (Check local listings): Dr. Suzanne Gilberg-Lenz, Alex Edelman, Lisa Ann Walter
• “Jennifer Hudson Show” (Check local listings): Giancarlo Esposito, Ben & Erin Napier
• “The Wall (NBC): Sisters Kevyn and Monet representing Rochester Hills, MI, and Oxford, OH,  gear up to take on the wall.
• “Weakest Link” (NBC): Eight players, including a cheerleader, crime scene cleaner and ghost tour-guide, compete in a fast-paced trivia game with a prize of up to $1 million.
• “Deadliest Catch” (DSC): Season 19 premiere. A young generation ventures to the Bering Sea, forging unlikely alliances as high prices draw illegal foreign boats.
• “NHL Playoffs” (Check local listings): Tampa Bay @ Toronto, NYR @ New Jersey, Winnipeg @ Vegas, Seattle @ Colorado

• Lizzo – Nickelback is inviting her to share the stage with them, after posting a clip of her praising the band’s music in a 2019 CBC Music interview. It shows her listening to Nickelback’s 2001 hit ‘How You Remind Me’. Her critique: “Why do people not like Nickelback? I feel like Nickelback gets way too much (crap)…I think this is a jam.” LINK: https://tinyurl.com/ycx896bc
• One Direction — will not be joining James Corden on his last episode of “The Late Late Show” on April 27. Last week, fans were hysterical when the rumor about a band reunion spread on social media. But since then, the show tweeted: “Nobody loves the boys more than us … but this story just isn’t true.” LINK: https://tinyurl.com/mpps4e34
• AC/DC – A fan-funded statue of frontman Brian Johnson was unveiled Sunday in in Namur, Belgium to commemorate the first concert he ever played with the band on June 29, 1980. Johnson recorded a video message, promising to visit Namur in the next few weeks to see the statue in person. LINK: https://tinyurl.com/ye2kkby9
• Bruce Springsteen – Sept. 23 has been declared “Bruce Springsteen Day” in New Jersey. Governor Phil Murphy said the honor is to “recognize Bruce for all he has done and will continue to do, from giving us the gift of his music to lending his time to the causes close to his heart.” That’s the same day The Boss turns 74.
• Jethro Tull – Ian Anderson says the use of umlauts in the title of their new album “RökFlöte” is grammatically correct, “whereas the misappropriation of the umlaut at the hands of…Mötley Crüe or Motörhead ought to make you either laugh or get angry, depending on your point of view.” Tull’s 23rd studio album drops April 21. (I wonder where he stands on Spin̈al Tap?)
• Brett Young — had the fans at Tortuga Music Festival (in Fort Lauderdale Beach) in the palm of his hand after he was joined by some very special guests Friday night. He brought his wife and 2 young daughters onstage so he could sing his hit single ‘Lady’ to them in an emotional highlight of the evening. LINK: https://tinyurl.com/mryjb74f
• Morgan Wallen — Luke Combs has confirmed that a collab between the 2 could be happening. Quote: “We text about it. It’s like, you’ve got to find the perfect song for that, though. Our consensus is that we want to write it or it has to be the perfect song. If you got it – the perfect song – we’re listening!”
• Brad Paisley – visited in Kyiv, Ukraine last week, after collaborating with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy on a song called ‘Same Here’ in Feb. Paisley is a global ambassador for United24, and he gave a performance in the city’s Mikhailovsky Square, against a backdrop of destroyed Russian military equipment. LINK: https://tinyurl.com/2tt2dc64


This may not come as a surprise to you at all, but how you’re dressed when you go out for dinner may influence the level of service you get at a restaurant. Scientists at the University of Missouri concluded that restaurant wait staff often predict whether or not their guests will leave big tips simply based on their attire – naturally believing that the best-dressed diners will leave the best tips. And using that theory, servers tend to ramp up their hospitality for those customers. It was also discovered that servers viewed well-dressed men as more likely to leave good tips than their female counterparts. Casually-dressed men were seen as the least likely of any group to leave good tips for the server.
(Well, at least now I have a good excuse!)
(The first thing that came to my mind was “How do they even know what you’re wearing from the drive-thru window?”)

⇒ Power tool manufacturer Makita recently unveiled the world’s first cordless microwave oven. Mockups of the same idea have been doing the rounds online as April’s fools jokes for years, but the Japanese company decided to surprise everyone with a market-ready, battery-powered oven that can reheat foods and drinks on the go. The new Makita MW001G microwave oven can reheat about 11 refrigerated lunches or 20 drinks on two fully charged 40V batteries. It weighs just 19.4 lbs (8.8 kg). (Me? I’m still holding out for a Bluetooth garden hose!)
⇒ A Brazilian model and influencer has been getting a lot of attention because of her new perfume, which she claims includes her body sweat as an ingredient. 29-year-old Wanessa Moura says she was inspired to use her sweat to create her signature fragrance, Fresh Goddess, after her boyfriend and her ex-partner both praised her natural body odor as “sexy and exciting”. Each bottle of perfume contains 8ml of sweat “for a touch of sensuality and femininity”, making it the ideal fragrance for dating and attracting the attention of someone you like. She calls the scent, which sells for $138 per 50ml bottle, “a mixture of passion and mystery.” (Not exactly the way my wife describes the smell coming from my gym bag!)

With Matthew McConaughey’s recent revelation that he and BFF Woody Harrelson might actually be brothers, thanks to a supposed “indiscretion” between his mom and Woody’s dad, it got us thinking…what other celebs share common bloodlines, however distant?
✪ Elle King & Rob Schneider: The ‘Ex’s & Oh’s’ singer is the “SNL” vet’s daughter, born from his relationship with former model London King.
✪ Conan O’Brien & Denis Leary: The former late-night host and the “Rescue Me” creator are 3rd cousins.
✪ Phil Collins & Lily Collins: Some “Emily in Paris” viewers were très shocked to discover Lily is the daughter of the English pop star.
✪ Chuck Schumer & Amy Schumer: The New York Senator is the first cousin of the comedian’s father.
✪ Jason Sudeikis & George Wendt: The “SNL” alum calls the “Cheers” icon Uncle George. (At least, we assume he does…)
✪ Melissa McCarthy & Jenny McCarthy: Yup. The “Bridesmaids” comedian and the former “The View” co-host are cousins.
✪ Julia Roberts & Emma Roberts: The “We’re the Millers” actress has the perfect mentor in the “Pretty Woman” star, who happens to be her auntie.
✪ Rashida Jones & Quincy Jones: The “Parks and Recreation” and “The Office” actress is the daughter of the legendary music producer.
✪ Bryce Dallas Howard & Ron Howard: The “Twilight” actress probably gets great career advice from her dad, who directed “Apollo 13”and “A Beautiful Mind”, and starred in “Happy Days”.
✪ Kate Middleton & Dakota and Elle Fanning: A historian from Ancestry.com claims the Fannings and the Duchess of Cambridge are all descendants of King Edward III, who ruled England in the 1300s, making them, ummm…21st cousins.
(And let’s not even bother mentioning the Kardashians and the Jenners here, OK? Or the Sheens/Estevez’s…or even the Baldwins!)

Lately, there have been numerous stories about AI Chatbots such as ChatGPT, and how they are able to replicate the human brain’s creative thought processes so accurately, that all of our jobs are in danger (as is all of humanity, if you believe Elon Musk!). That may be the case, but it would appear that Artificial Intelligence has come a long way, if this is any indication: Less than 2 years ago, a bot was asked to write an obituary – and every line it came up with is pure gold! Let’s pause for a moment, and remember dear Brenda…
“Brenda Tent retired from living at the age of old, surrounded by family and natural causes. A librarian from birth, Brenda was an avid collector of dust. She had a sweet heart and married her high school. She loved having hobbies and helping her sons to be disadvantaged youths. She had no horses but thought she did. The church gave her a choir because she sang like bird and looked like bird and Brenda was a bird. She owed us so many poems. The funeral will be held in 1977 at heaven. In lieu of flowers, send Brenda more life.”
(Just how I remember her!)

A new study says that Millennials (ages 27-42) spend more time playing video games that Gen Z (11-26) or teenagers. According to entertainment company Fandom’s annual Inside Gaming report, 52% of Millennials rank playing video games as their top interest, and 40% of them spend over 22 hours per week gaming, compared to only 29% of tweens.


• “Holocaust Remembrance Day”, observed as Israel’s day of commemoration for the approximately 6 million Jews murdered in the Holocaust by Nazi Germany and its collaborators, and for the Jewish resistance in that period. “International Holocaust Remembrance Day”, is observed on Jan 27.
• “Adult Autism Awareness Day”, to create awareness of the Adult Autism Community, demonstrate the importance of transition planning, promote inclusiveness through education, and improve social and employment outcomes for adults with autism.
• “Newspaper Columnists Day”, initiated in 1995 by the National Society of Newspaper Columnists to increase awareness of the importance and contribution made by columnists and journalists worldwide. (Without whom, talk radio wouldn’t know where to go to find employees!)
• “Animal Crackers Day”, dating back to the 1800s in England, animal crackers are a type of small cookie baked in the shape of circus or zoo animals, like lions, tigers, bears, and elephants. (But are they vegan-friendly?) LINK: https://tinyurl.com/2p9cmckh
• “Pet Owners Independence Day” If you are a pet owner, today you can celebrate yourself! How? You should take the day off work and send your pet in your place. Then enjoy life from the perspective of your furry friend by sleeping and eating all day long. (Ah! So just like what I did on the weekend!)
• “World Amateur Radio Day”, honoring the worldwide hobby of ‘ham radio’. It’s observed on the anniversary of the 1925 founding of the International Amateur Radio Union. (Amateur? Radio? Are you pointing at me?)
• “World Heritage Day”, also known as “International Monuments and Sites Day”, to increase awareness of the importance of the diversity of cultural heritage, and preserving it for generations in the future.
• “Piñata Day”, While the tradition of the piñata is typically thought of as originating in Mexico, its origins go back to the 14th century. It was brought to Mexico by the Spanish conquistadors. Today, we celebrate “the ultimate party prop” by making or buying one, then having a good whack at it with a stick.

[Wed] Stress Awareness Day
[Wed] Banana Day
[Thurs] Look Alike Day
[Fri] Kindergarten Day
This Week Is…Earth Week
This Month Is…Decorating Month

1947 [76] James Woods, Vernal UT, movie actor (“Casino”, “Any Given Sunday”)

1953 [70] Rick Moranis, Toronto ON, movie actor (“Ghostbusters”, “The Flintstones”, “Honey, I Shrunk the Kids”, “Strange Brew”), TV actor (“SCTV” 1980-82)

1962 [60] Jeff Dunham, Dallas TX, comedian/ventriloquist (‘Peanut’, ‘Achmed the Dead Terrorist’, ‘José Jalapeño on a Stick’, ‘Walter’)/Guinness Record for “Most tickets sold for a stand-up comedy tour” for his ‘Spark of Insanity’ tour

1963 [60] Conan O’Brien, Brookline MA, former TV host (“Conan” 2010-21, “Tonight Show With Conan O’Brien” 2009-10, “Late Night With Conan O’Brien” 1993-2009)/podcaster (“Conan O’Brien Needs a Friend”)

1963 [60] Eric McCormack, Toronto ON, TV actor “Will & Grace” (1998-2006, 2017-20)

1971 [52] David Tennant, Bathgate Scotland, TV actor (“Doctor Who” 2005-10, 2013, 2022)/movie actor (“Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire”)

1972 [51] Eli Roth, Newton MS, movie director (“Hostel”, “Cabin Fever”)/movie actor (“Inglorious Basterds”) COMING UP… “The Idol” TV series, 2023

1974 [49] Mark Tremonti, Detroit MI, rock guitarist (Creed-‘With Arms Wide Open’; Alter Bridge-‘Open Your Eyes’)

1976 [47] Melissa Joan Hart, Long Island NY, TV actress (“Sabrina the Teenage Witch” 1996-2003, “Melissa & Joey” 2010-2015)

1979 [44] Kourtney Kardashian, LA CA, reality TV personality (“The Kardashians” since 2022, “Keeping Up With the Kardashians” 2007-21)/sister of Kim and Khloé Karsashian

1984 [39] America Ferrera, Los Angeles CA, TV actress (“Ugly Betty” 2006-2010, “Superstore” 2015-2021)/movie actress (“How to Train Your Dragon” films) COMING UP… “Barbie”, 2023

2012 [11] TV personality-producer Dick Clark, former host of “American Bandstand” (1957-89) and “New Year’s Rockin’ Eve” (1974-2011), dies of heart attack at 82

2013 [10] Rush, Heart, Public Enemy, Albert King, Donna Summer, and Randy Newman are inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame (***Legendary acceptance speech: https://tinyurl.com/2swxnk29 ***)

2015 [08] Green Day is inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in its first year of eligibility, alongside Lou Reed, Joan Jett & the Blackhearts, Ringo Starr, Bill Withers and Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble

1999 [24] Wayne Gretzky plays his last NHL game, as his New York Rangers lose 2-1 to the Pittsburgh Penguins. He notches an assist, his 2,857th career point

1991 [32] Charlie Civics of Seymour, Australia sets ‘World Camper Speed Record’ by towing his Roadster camper at a speed of 126.76 mph or 204 km/hr (his wife inside is not pleased)


✓ Pringles are not actually potato chips.
✓ There is enough gold in Earth’s core to coat the planet’s surface 1.5 feet (46cm) thick.
✓ The brand name “Spam” is a combination of “spice” and “ham”
✓ Human lips are hundreds of times more sensitive than the tips of a person’s fingers.
✓ Right-handed people chew most of their food on the right side of their mouth, whereas left-handed people do so on the left.
✓ By the end of a person’s life, they can recall, on average, around 150 trillion pieces of information.
-ReadersDigest, BestLife

Best of BS . . .
• Doors
• Keys to the next-door neighbor’s car
• The printed 256-volume version of Wikipedia
• Vowels
• Selfies
• “No Soliciting” signs
• Boy Scout cookies
• 13 cassettes for a buck
• Leftovers
• Knuckle sandwiches
-Twitter, first published in BS in 2018


• The earlier you start working, the earlier you can retire.
• You automatically receive an allotment of one golf cart and a pair of high-waisted pants upon reaching age 65.
• You must live in Florida.
• If you say the word “Matlock” 3 times in your bathroom mirror with the lights off, a bowl of stale Good & Plenty’s will appear on your coffee table.
• There are many “late-bird” specials available to those who are willing to eat after 11pm.
• Your kids will be a big help.
• A good side hustle is stealing all the sweeteners from your local restaurant and selling them on eBay.
• When bands, actors and pro athletes say they’re retiring, they really mean it.
• Being home all day with your spouse is amazing.
• I’ll be able to do it before I’m 90.
-Twitter, first published in BS in 2022

Fine, until he meets someone on the sidewalk:   https://tinyurl.com/54fk69t4


I’m really against protesting — but I don’t know how to show it.

What’s the most frustrating product you own?

Question:  In a survey, 52% of people said they have lost THIS at work. What is it?
Answer:  Their temper

Happiness is a butterfly, which when pursued, is always just beyond your grasp, but if you sit down quietly, may alight upon you.


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