April 12 2023

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Wednesday, April 12, 2023 — Edition: #7451

The Bull is Back!

The Bull is back to work (and slightly sunburned). All subscribers have received account credits for non-service days during the Bull Sheet staff’s Spring Break.

★ Millie Bobby Brown and her boyfriend Jake Bongiovi are officially taking things to the next level. The couple has announced their engagement. The “Stranger Things” star shared her big news yesterday morning by posting a pic of Jake — the 20-year-old son of Jon Bon Jovi — hugging her. It appears to have been taken moments after he popped the question, because his now-fiancée is seen rocking a stunning diamond ring on her left ring finger. Brown, who is 19, included a quote from the Taylor Swift song ‘Lovers’ in her caption: “I’ve loved you 3 summers now, honey, I want ’em all”.
The two have been a couple since 2021. LINK: https://tinyurl.com/zm2h4vj7
★ Brad Pitt is trading houses with Aileen Getty. Last month, it was reported that Pitt sold his Los Feliz, California, home, and the 65-year-old oil heiress was the purchaser. Now, we’re learning that Pitt has purchased Getty’s property in the same area for $5.5 million. Getty paid $33 million for Pitt’s more than 2-acre compound that features multiple parcels of land with 5 homes. Pitt once shared the home with his ex, Angelina Jolie, and their 6 children.
★ Kim Kardashian is adding a bloody new acting role to her resume. “The Kardashians” star is joining the cast of “American Horror Story” for the show’s 12th season, titled “Delicate.” She posted a teaser, showing that she’ll star alongside AHS alum Emma Roberts on the upcoming season, set to premiere this summer. No details about their roles yet, but it has been revealed that season 12 will be based on author Danielle Valentine’s upcoming book “Delicate Condition”. LINK: https://tinyurl.com/yzfx2pad
★ Yes, “Stranger Things” will be concluding after 5 seasons on Netflix, but the universe is expanding. An untitled animated series has been greenlit at Netflix. It’s unknown what the animated series will be about, but we do know of some other Stranger Things-related projects in development, include a stage play and a live-action spinoff.
★ Machine Gun Kelly and John Mulaney have been announced as guest stars in Pete Davidson’s new Peacock series “Bupkis”. The 2 are part of a long list of special guests who will appear, including La La Anthony, Charlamagne Tha God, Steve Buscemi, Bobby Cannavale, Philip Ettinger, Al Gore, Cliff “Method Man” Smith and Jon Stewart. They join previously announced guest stars Charlie Day, Brad Garrett, Simon Rex, Ray Romano, Kenan Thompson, and Chase Sui Wonders. The comedy, where Davidson will “work through unique family dynamics and the complexities of fame to form meaningful relationships”, will premiere May 4.
★ Jack Black has some ideas for future ‘Mario’ movies. After “The Super Mario Bros. Movie’s” record-breaking opening at the box office over the weekend, Black has nominated “The Last of Us” star Pedro Pascal to take over as the villain in a potential sequel, following Black’s turn as the voice of ‘Bowser’. In an interview, he explained that “it’s not a given” that Bowser will be back for a future installment. Black also appeared to be open to having Bowser switch over to the good side and team up with Mario to take on another villain, like ‘Wario’.

• “Jimmy Kimmel Live” (ABC/Global): Quinta Brunson, Metallica
• “The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon” (NBC/CTV): Keanu Reeves, Melanie Lynskey, De La Soul (R)
• “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” (CBS/Global): Steven Yeun, Joan Baez
• “Late Night with Seth Meyers” (NBC/CTV): Hank Azaria, Diane Morgan, Urian Hackney (R)
• “The Late Late Show with James Corden” (CBS/CTV): Ben Schwartz, Betty Gilpin, Ken Jeong, Reggie Watts
• “Watch What Happens Live” (Bravo): Gillian Jacobs, Lala Kent
• “The View” (ABC/CTV): Kerry Washington, Margaret Cho (R)
• “Live with Kelly and Ryan” (ABC/CTV): Derek Luke, Chrissy Metz, Michael Symon
• “The Kelly Clarkson Show” (Check local listings): Utkarsh Ambudkar, Kathleen Madigan
• “The Drew Barrymore Show” (Check local listings): Chloe Bailey
• “The Jennifer Hudson Show” (Check local listings): Tisha Campbell
• “Survivor” (CBS): Castaways must find the key to unlock a new twist; one becomes stuck between a rock and a hard place.
• “The Masked Singer” (Fox): ‘Masked Singer in Space’ — Two singers are unmasked; one goes to the quarterfinals.
• “Abbott Elementary” (ABC): Janine’s plan for a Memorial Day weekend solo trip is derailed when her mother shows up unannounced asking for help.

• Taylor Swift – Just in case you’re one of the 11 people on earth who hasn’t yet heard, it recently broke that she and boyfriend Joe Alwyn broke up a few weeks ago after 6 years of dating. A source says the split was largely caused by “differences in their personalities.” No official comment from either, yet. (***See “Today’s Bonus Scoop of Taylor Swift BS”, below***)
• Lizzo – declared herself an official Disney princess, following her cameo as the Dutchess of Plazir-15 in a recent episode of “The Mandalorian”. She wrote on TikTok: “YALL I JUST REALIZED THAT IM ROYALTY IN STAR WARS WHICH IS DISNEY WHICH MAKES ME A DISNEY PRINCESS”. LINK: https://tinyurl.com/3djjd5jb
• Greta Van Fleet – have shared the single ‘Meeting the Master’, which will appear on their upcoming 3rd album “Starcatcher”, out July 21. Bassist Sam Kiszka says Elton John had this valuable career advice for them when they met him in 2017: “‘Light it up. Do it. Own it. Don’t be shy. Just go for it.”
LINK: https://tinyurl.com/4jrxx9et
• The Who – Roger Daltrey has shared that it’s highly unlikely the band will ever tour North America again? Why? Not because the group’s 2 principal members, himself and Pete Townshend, are 79 and 77 years old respectively, but because of the economics of touring in the 2020s, “if you’re doing a 12-show run, you don’t start to earn it back until the seventh or eighth show.”
• David Crosby – His friend and bandmate Graham Nash says the 81-year-old died in January during a battle with COVID-19. Nash said on a podcast that Crosby felt ill while rehearsing for a show, and had previously battled COVID twice, “so he went home and decided that he would take a nap, and he never woke up. But he died in his bed, and that is fantastic.”
• Miranda Lambert and Shania Twain — are 2 of the stars featured in the new ACM Awards campaign “What Country Music Means to Me.” It shows some of the genre’s biggest artists and outside-the-box stars as they share their definition of country music. Also seen: Lainey Wilson, Ingrid Andress and Breland, plus Orville Peck, influencer Enola Bedard, comedian and singer Brittani Broski, and baseball outfielder Mookie Betts. LINK: https://tinyurl.com/2xabkdrc
• Jordan Davis – is hitting the road later this year for his “Damn Good Time Tour”. It will kick off in Atlanta on August 31 and conclude in Las Vegas October 21. Rotating special guests include Avery Anna, Gabby Barrett, Danielle Bradberry, Dylan Marlowe, Kameron Marlowe, Jameson Rodgers, Conner Smith and Georgia Webster. LINK: https://tinyurl.com/2urdyaux
• George Strait — has teamed up with Justin Boots to launch a new pair of boat shoes, a part of the George Strait Collection. A portion of each sale of the $100 Angler Slip-On Casual Shoe will go to the Justin Cowboy Crisis Fund. LINK: https://tinyurl.com/57br8an4


Your next COVID-19 booster might go up your nose. In a study, a team of German scientists found that an intranasal vaccine outperformed mRNA shots in protecting hamsters from the Delta variant. They see potential for the vaccine as a booster, particularly against future COVID variants that are beginning to escape the immune system. A nasal vaccine would theoretically be able to respond faster to infection than the traditional needle, which needs to start in the bloodstream. These vaccines may also be an effective alternative for those who are “needle-phobic”. Inhalable vaccines are already approved for use in China and India.
(If this is what we’re doing now, I can only hope that one of the side-effects isn’t “swelling at the site of injection”!)
(Well, “up your nose” is at least a better place than where some are telling health care pros to put their vaccines!)

Judging by recent media stories, you could be forgiven for thinking that the #1 perk employers can offer their workers, aside from lots of money, is a 4-day workweek. But that’s not the case, according to a recent poll of 1,000 workers in the US. In fact, according to the poll, the majority of employees don’t even care about a 4-day workweek. Those 26 and older showed significantly more interest than younger workers, but still, only about 25% said they’d prefer a long weekend, every weekend. So, what benefits do today’s employees most want? In order, the top 5 are: Paid healthcare (Duh.), life insurance, pension and retirement plans, mandatory time off, and mental health assistance.
(Believe me – whenever I get to enjoy a long weekend, I’m fully confident it qualifies as a form of mental health assistance!)
(I just want to know who these space aliens are who say they “don’t care” about having a 4-day workweek. Why do I want to know so bad? So they can be tried…for treason!)

It’s not the information that Kid Rock and Travis Tritt want to hear, judging by their tirades last week against Bud Light  for its partnership with trans actor Dylan Mulvaney, but according to a new Rolling Stone article, companies that “get woke” are more profitable than ever. The magazine reports that the “Get woke, go broke,” rallying cry that surfaces from some whenever they see a brand make an effort to align itself with progressive values, might make one believe there’s a massive backlash to products that acknowledge and celebrate marginalized communities. But the supposed boycotts never seem to be reflected in the bottom line. The magazine gives several examples of major brands that have easily weathered the anti-woke furor – and may have even made market gains in the aftermath. Those include Keurig, United Airlines, Carhartt, Disney, Nike, Amazon, Kellogg’s and the NFL.
(Kinda makes sense that a company that welcomes everyone is likely to be successful, no?)
(Before last week, the phrase “shotgunning a beer” had a whole different meaning!)

A Harvard-trained psychologist says it’s a given that there will be conflict with even the happiest couples. The ones who use these phrases tend to last…
⇒ “I appreciate your effort.” Happy couples express gratitude for each other’s efforts. (Just don’t say it sarcastically!)
⇒ “I like you.” The healthiest couples don’t just love each other, they like each other, too. You can also be more specific about exactly it is that you like about your significant other. (Not to be confused with telling them exactly what it is that you’d like them to do…)
⇒ “Help me better understand this.” We all have different upbringings, vulnerabilities, values and beliefs that shape how we think relationships should work. This is a good conflict-resolver.
⇒ “I’m listening…” Disagreements are inevitable, but it’s important to still support each other through active listening.
⇒ “I’m sorry.” When things don’t go right, healthy couples know that both partners play a part in the situation, and want to take responsibility for their role in the conflict. (I usually know it’s time to say “I’m sorry” when she says: “I’m listening.”)
⇒ “I forgive you. Can you forgive me?” Studies have shown that couples who practice forgiveness are more likely to enjoy longer, more satisfying relationships. (I wonder how many times I’ve written this on one of those little cards that you get with the flowers…)
⇒ “I am committed to you.” This reassures your partner that you want to be with them and to work through challenge, helping create a sense of safety and stability.
⇒ “Let’s have some fun!” If you can find humor (or playfully tease) during tense moments, your relationship might be stronger than you think. This can also involve going out for some fresh air or doing something together that you both enjoy.
⇒ “I love you.” You saw this one coming. But when you say it, make sure you really mean it. (And that you’re not talking to the dog…)

Buckingham Palace has unveiled an official emoji depicting a multicolored crown to commemorate the May 6 ceremony for the monarch and his wife, Camilla. The image combines the colors gold, purple, blue, green and orange and is based on St. Edward’s crown. The emoji will appear when social media users type in the hashtags #Coronation, #CoronationConcert, #CoronationWeekend and #CoronationBigLunch. LINK: https://tinyurl.com/3ue36t3y


• “Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day”. Almost anyone can make one, but almost everyone does it a bit differently. What’s your secret trick? (Mine’s ketchup. Lots of ketchup . . .)
• “Only Child Day”, for those among us who are fortunate enough to have never experienced an atomic wedgie from a sibling. (I’m an only child. And by that, I mean all my siblings are adults!)
• “Licorice Day”. The best kind? We say ‘zout’ (salt) from The Netherlands. A UK study says licorice is good for dental health. (It’s the anise that does it.) LINK: http://www.licoriceinternational.com
• “Walk on Your Wild Side Day”, a day to do something unpredictable. Go to work dressed like a gorilla, get a Master’s degree, something ‘they’ said you’d never do. (Or maybe actually work right up until quitting time?)
• “Drop Everything and Read Day”, to remind and encourage families to make reading together on a daily basis a priority. It’s celebrated on Beverly Cleary’s birthday, the author of “Ramona Quimby, Age 8”.
• “International Day of Pink”, promoting acceptance, equality, and taking a stand against bullying. Pink shirts are worn today in solidarity with the 2SLGBTQIA+ community. LINK: https://tinyurl.com/bdefkx4j

[Thurs] Scrabble Day
[Thurs] Make Lunch Count Day
[Fri] Dive Bar Day
[Sat] That Sucks Day
This Week is…World Music Therapy Week
This Month is…Adopt a Ferret Month

1946 [77] Ed O’Neill, Youngstown OH, TV actor (‘Jay Pritchett’ on “Modern Family” 2009-20, “Married With Children” 1987-97)/movie actor (“Wayne’s World” movies, “Finding Dory [voice]”)

1947 [76] David Letterman, Indianapolis IN, TV host (“Late Show with David Letterman” 1993-2015, “Late Night with David Letterman” 1982-93)/“My Next Guest Needs No Introduction with David Letterman” since 2018/TV producer (Worldwide Pants)

1956 [67] Andy Garcia (Andrés Arturo García Menéndez), Havana Cuba, movie actor (“Ocean’s Eleven” movies, “The Untouchables”) COMING UP… “The Expendables 4”, 2023

1957 [66] Vince Gill, Norman OK, country singer (Grammys-‘When Love Finds You’, ‘I Still Believe in You’)/currently a touring member of the Eagles/married to Amy Grant since 2000

1960 [63] Ron MacLean, Zweibrucken Germany, TV host “Hockey Night in Canada” since 1986 (except for those regrettable 2 years…), “Coach’s Corner with Don Cherry” 1986-2019)

1971 [52] Shannon Doherty, Memphis TN, TV actress (“Beverly Hills 90210” 1990-1994, “BH90210”, 2019, “Charmed” 1998-2001)/movie actress (“Heathers”) COMING UP… “How to Make a Deal with the Devil”

1979 [44] Claire Danes, NYC, TV actress (“Homeland” 2011-20)/movie actress (“Romeo + Juliet”, “The Hours”)

1979 [44] Jennifer Morrison, Chicago IL, TV actress (“House M.D.” 2004-12, “Once Upon a Time” 2011-18)/movie director (“Sun Dogs”)

1987 [36] Brendon Urie, St. George UT, pop singer-songwriter (Panic! at the Disco-‘I Write Sins Not Tragedies’, Taylor Swift ft. Brendon Urie-‘Me!’)

1994 [29] Saoirse (pron: SIR’-sha) Ronan, New York City NY, movie actress (“Lady Bird”, “Little Women”) COMING UP…“Foe”

1992 [31] Lisa Bonet files for divorce from Lenny Kravitz after 4½ years of marriage

2022 [01] Stand-up comedian, and ‘The Aflac Duck’ voice actor Gilbert Gottfried dies at 67

1988 [35] Sonny Bono (of Sonny & Cher) is elected mayor in his hometown of Palm Springs, California. He holds the position until 1992, and in 1994 is elected to Congress

1989 [34] Garth Brooks releases his self-titled debut album, featuring the #1 hits ‘If Tomorrow Never Comes’ and ‘The Dance’

1961 [62] The Soviet Union successfully launches the first man into space. Yuri Gagarin, a 27-year-old air force major, orbits the Earth in 1 hr 40 minutes

1980 [43] Terry Fox begins his “Marathon of Hope” for cancer research at Cape Spear near St. John’s, Newfoundland

2008 [15] With her latest single, ‘4 Minutes’, Madonna tops Elvis Presley for the most all-time top 10 hits on “Billboard” charts (37) [She now has 38 – but Drake has 67]

2015 [08] Jordan Spieth wins The Masters, tying Tiger Woods’ record-setting 72-hole score of 18 under par 270 (1997). Current record: 20 under 268, by Dustin Johnson in 2020


✓ Victorian families often kept hedgehogs in kitchens as a form of pest control, because they eat insects.
✓ Only two mammals like spicy food: humans and the tree shrew.
✓ When taking a warm shower, people experience increased dopamine flow, which leads to more creativity.
✓ Before taking up painting, Bob Ross was a military drill sergeant.
✓ Some people never develop fingerprints.
✓ There’s a moon named Cupid that orbits Uranus.
-WhattheFFacts, RandomFactGenerator

Best of BS . . .
• Starts conversation with, “Just how attached are you to living indoors?”
• Keeps referring to you as ‘the defendant’.
• You can’t hear what she’s trying to tell you over the whir of her paper shredder.
• Keeps asking you if you’re SURE you don’t have more children.
• You notice a cameraman from “Dateline” lurking in the lobby at work.
• Includes a ‘Get Out of Jail Free’ card with his invoice.
-First published in BS in 2000

➠ Jon Rahm became the 4th Spaniard to win the Masters, beating Brooks Koepka and Phil Mickelson by 4 shots at 12-under. (Winning the Masters instantly turns you into a household name. Just ask last year’s champion . . . that dude…)
➠ The Masters just wrapped. (Winner Jon Rahm got a green jacket. But more importantly, he got a 3-second peek at Tiger Woods’ little black book…!)
➠ Coachella Music Festival kicks off this weekend. (Coachella only lasts 2 weekends. Just like a Johnny Depp movie…)
➠ A website is selling an 8-inch Willie Nelson “action figure”. (The thing is so life-like, it has smoke coming out its ears and owes the IRS $2.5 million dollars!)
➠ According to Match-dot-com, half of women research a man before they go on a date. (In a completely related story, I haven’t had a date in months…)

➠ Taylor Swift and boyfriend Joe Alwyn have broken up after 6 years of dating. (Learn more about it on her next album…)
➠ Taylor Swift and boyfriend Joe Alwyn have broken up after 6 years of dating. (And now, for some reason, she’s looking for a word that rhymes with Alwyn…)
➠ Taylor Swift and boyfriend Joe Alwyn have broken up after 6 years of dating. (Sources say the break-up wasn’t nasty, but the song will be!)
➠ Taylor Swift and boyfriend Joe Alwyn have broken up after 6 years of dating. (This is sad news for Swifties — and for other singers who thought they could win a music award next year!)
➠ As you’ve probably heard, Taylor Swift and Joe Alwyn have split up. (And, in other shocking news:  A white guy won the Masters, Miley Cyrus posted a topless photo, President Biden slipped on some stairs, and people in the Middle East are arguing again…)


Abracadab…oof!   https://tinyurl.com/3akkmffh

The salesman at the furniture store told me: “This couch will seat 5 people without any problems.” My response? “Where the heck am I going to find 5 friends without any problems?”

What is the saddest-ever scene from a movie or TV show?

Question:  2 out of 3 hiring managers agree:  Doing THIS will eliminate you from consideration for a job opening. What is it?
Answer:  Texting or answering a phone call during the interview

If you’re offered a seat on a rocket ship, don’t ask what seat — Just get on.


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