April 29 2019

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Monday, April 29, 2019        Edition: #6440

The BS Press!

★ Charlize Theron let rip on a French TV show after a presenter planted a kiss on her surprised interpreter’s cheek without asking for permission during a very awkward interview. Theron looked more than a little shocked when the host greeted her assistant with a smooch.  Theron, who was there to promote her new movie “Long Shot” with co-star Seth Rogen, scolded the presenter, saying “Maybe ask next time?” French fans quickly jumped on social media to applaud the actress for not letting the awkward moment pass and for standing up for her female interpreter, Nadia.
★ Actor Idris Elba and long-time girlfriend Sabrina Dhowre have officially tied the knot. The couple wed in an elegant ceremony in Marrakesh, Morocco. Elba and Dhowre, a model and former Miss Vancouver, had reportedly been dating since early 2017.
★ Shannen Doherty has officially signed on to reprise her role as the resident “Beverly Hills, 90210” sweetheart in the reboot, scheduled to air this summer.  Doherty made the announcement on Friday, posting a photo of the cast — including the late Luke Perry — with the caption, “Yes it’s official. The real question is…. will we still be rocking those outfits?”  Doherty is the last core “90210” cast member to sign onto the reboot. Jason Priestley, Jennie Garth, Gabrielle Carteris, Brian Austin Green and Ian Ziering will also appear.
★ Megan Fox is finally making her reconciliation with Brian Austin Green official.  She has filed to dismiss their divorce case. She originally filed for divorce on August 21, 2015 after five-years of marriage and cited irreconcilable differences. The two stars then announced they were having a third child together, and ended up reconciling in 2016.


• “Jimmy Kimmel Live” (ABC/Global): Josh Brolin, Olivia Holt, G-Eazy featuring Blueface & ALLBLACK
• “The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon” (NBC/CTV): Kate McKinnon, Noah Centineo, Mac DeMarco
• “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” (CBS/Global): Seth Rogen, Ronda Rousey, Jessica Yellin
• “Late Night with Seth Meyers” (NBC/CTV): Glenn Howerton, Desi Lydic, Craig Finn, Valerie Franco
• ” The Late Late Show with James Corden” (CBS/CTV): Dax Shepard, Jodie Comer, Avril Lavigne
• “Conan” (TBS): Nore Davis
• “Watch What Happens Live” (Bravo): Stassi Schroeder, Cecily Strong
• “The View” (ABC/CTV): Newt Gingrich
• “Live with Kelly and Ryan” (ABC/CTV): Christina Applegate, Tiffani Thiessen
• “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” (NBC/CTV): Kourtney Kardashian, Anderson Paak
• “The Show Must Go On: The Queen + Adam Lambert Story” (ABC): The story of Queen and Adam Lambert’s journey since they first shared the stage together on “American Idol” in 2009.
• “The Voice” (NBC): The top 24 artists perform live in front of the coaches.

• Taylor Swift — will open the Billboard Music Awards on May 1. She’ll perform her new song ‘ME!’ with Panic! At The Disco’s Brendon Urie.  That comes after Sam Smith was forced to cancel his performance because of vocal strain.
• Jay-Z  — paid tribute to the late Nipsey Hussle while on stage in New York on Friday. He diverted from his usual set-list to perform a freestyle rap which paid tribute to the late rapper and activist, highlighting the change he was trying to bring to his neighbourhood.
• Spice Girls — Victoria Beckham will still be included in the Spice Girls tour merchandise, despite the fact that she is not part of the reunion. The singer-turned-fashion designer decided not to join her former bandmates for their tour which kicks off next month, but her face will still appear on some swag. There will also be up-to-date merchandise featuring the four current members without Beckham.
• Collective Soul – has released their new song ‘Right As Rain’ from their forthcoming album “Blood” (out on June 21st.) It features the slide guitar work of Sheryl Crow’s lead guitarist and musical director Peter Stroud.
• The Cranberries — are considering returning to the stage for a one-off show with guests filling in for late singer Dolores O’Riordan. She died in January, 2018. The rest of the Irish group vowed to put an end to the group after completing one final album, “In the End”, using previously recorded vocals, which they released on Friday.
• David Bowie — A collection of his demos, featuring nine previously unreleased tracks, comes out on June 28. “The Mercury Demos” was recorded live in one take in the late musician’s flat in 1969, and features Bowie singing and playing guitar and Stylophone.
• Gordon Lightfoot – reports that he has quit smoking at the age of 80 – “cigarettes, that is.” He says doing so has rekindled his relationship with songwriting, and he plans a full-length album release later this year or in early 2020. It will be his first in 15 years.
• Tim McGraw — closed out Day 2 of the 2019 NFL Draft by performing a massive outdoor concert in downtown Nashville on Friday night, treating fans to a 75-minute career-spanning set of his biggest hits. Dierks Bentley performed after the day’s picks on Saturday.
• Chris Stapleton – is featured on Pink’s new single, ‘Love Me Anyway’.  This isn’t Stapleton’s first foray into the pop world. He is good friends with pop icon Justin Timberlake, and the two sang together on ‘Say Something’, which was on Timberlake’s latest album, “Man of the Woods”.

It turns out that there is an upside to all that complaining you hear from your co-workers the minute the boss leaves the room.  It shows you who your friends are.  Patricia Sias, a communications professor at the University of Arizona who researches workplace friendships, says the moment when you realize you can openly complain about work with a co-worker is the moment at which you tip over into “friend” territory. Like all friendships which involve a shared trust, workplace friendships get more serious when co-workers feel free to “get real” and be honest with each other about the issues they are facing. Sure, unbridled negativity at work can result in poor morale, but having someone to confide in about workplace issues can also be a positive thing if it results in closer relationships with co-workers.
(And when it comes to ganging up on the boss!)
(But just remember that every office has a ‘Dwight Schrute’, who will be happy to report back to the boss!)
(So, what exactly does it mean when your BOSS complains to you about work?)

Washington is looking to become the first state in the US to allow “natural organic reduction”, an alternative burial method that can turn a human body into compost in a matter of weeks. The Governor is expected to sign off soon on a bill which will give people the right to choose this method to dispose of their body. Recompose, a Seattle-based corporation, has been working with lawmakers and scientists in the hopes of providing the service. Their method of natural organic reduction essentially gives the natural process of decomposition a gentle boost. Bodies are put in a temperature-controlled rotating vessel along with some woodchips, straw, and gases. After the process is completed, a cubic yard of soil per person is left, which loved ones can then take home to grow a tree or a plant from, if they wish.  Most people in the US are currently either buried or cremated after they pass away. But both methods come with downsides in terms of the environment. Burials take up a lot of space and run the risk of polluting groundwater with embalming fluid, and cremations can release carbon dioxide, a greenhouse gas that contributes to global warming.
(Why is it that all I can picture when they describe that thing is a cement mixer?)
(A “rotating vessel”?  For the sake of the poor workers, I hope it’s soundproof!)
(You can turn your body into compost?  Of corpse you can!)

Here are some new features that you might want to consider for your next home…
➢ Retractable walls:  Walls made of accordion-style, bifold doors that open to the backyard.  (Or as they call it in the south, “The back-garage door”)
➢ Doggy shower:  With tiled walls and hot and cold faucets, they’re generally about three feet wide and two feet above the ground, with a special faucet.  (And you think YOUR shower drain gets clogged…)
➢ Elevators:  Baby boomers, some now in their 70s, want their homes adjusted for aging in place — and that includes elevators.  An elevator adds $33,5000 to $47,000 to the price of the home. (If it means never having to see that “I’m the king of my castle” chairlift infomercial again, it’s worth it!)
➢ A “Tesla” in the garage:  If you buy a home with a solar rooftop, maybe you need a solar-energy storage battery.  This allows homeowners to minimize utility bills by storing daytime solar energy, and using it in the evening.
➢ Porch-cameras:  Doorbells can double as cameras and loudspeakers operated via a smart phone app. If it’s someone selling a product, you can talk to them. If it’s a delivery service, you can code them into the house. (If it’s teenage boy looking for your daughter, you can open the trap door!)

Handshakes in the workplace could become a thing of the past under new physical contact rules being considered in the U.K.  Kate Palmer, an associate director of advisory at the HR consultancy firm Peninsula, says that employers in the U.K. may enact such a ban in order to avoid expensive sexual harassment suits. That follows a recent survey that found three in four workers want physical contact banned at work.


1933 [86] Willie Nelson, Abbott TX, country singer (‘Always On My Mind’, ‘On The Road Again’)

1954 [65] Jerry Seinfeld, Brooklyn NY, retired TV actor (“Seinfeld” 1990-98)/comedian (web series “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee” since 2012)

1955 [64] Kate Mulgrew, Dubuque IA, TV actress (‘Red’ on “Orange Is the New Black” 2013-18, “Star Trek: Voyager” 1995-2001)

1957 [62] Daniel Day-Lewis, London UK, movie actor (2012 Oscar-“Lincoln”, 2008 Oscar-“There Will Be Blood”, 1989 Oscar-“My Left Foot”)

1958 [61] Michelle Pfeiffer, Santa Ana CA, TV actress (“American Horror Story: Hotel” 2015)/movie actress (“Dangerous Liaisons”) COMING UP…”Maleficent: Mistress of Evil”, 2019

1963 [56] Mike Babcock, Manitouwadge, ON, NHL Coach (Toronto Maple Leafs since 2015, Anaheim, Detroit)/Stanley Cup winner 2008/coached Team Canada to gold at the IIHF Ice Hockey World Championships in 2004, 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, and 2016 World Cup of Hockey

1970 [49] Andre Agassi, Las Vegas, NV, retired professional tennis player (Olympic gold 1996, 8 Grand Slam titles, career winnings: $31 million)

1970 [49] Uma Thurman, Boston MA, 6-ft movie actress (“Kill Bill” movies, “Pulp Fiction”)/spokesmodel (Virgin Media, Louis Vuitton)

1983 [36] Megan Boone, Petoskey MI, TV actress (‘Elizabeth Keen’ on “The Blacklist” since 2013)

• “Shrimp Scampi Day”, celebrating the tasty dish that mixes sautéed shrimp with garlic, shallots, parsley and oregano; drenches it all with wine & brandy, then lights ’er up. Bring it on!

• “International Dance Day”, introduced in 1982 by UNESCO to increase awareness of the importance of dance in societies.

• “Zipper Day” It was first in 1851 that Elias Howe, the inventor of the sewing machine, received a patent for an “Automatic, Continuous Clothing Closure.” Howe never made an attempt to market his invention and missed the recognition he may have received. (You might say he preferred to “fly” under the radar…)

• “World Wish Day”, marking the day Chris Greicius received his wish to be a police officer, inspiring the creation of Make-A-Wish and its global wish-granting mission. Since Chris’ wish in 1980, more than 480,000 children around the world have had their one-true-wish granted by Make-A-Wish.

• “Viral Video Day”, excluding music, “Masha and the Bear – Recipe for Disaster” holds the title of most-watched viral video, with 3.55 billion views

[Tues] Adopt a Shelter Pet Day
[Tues] Bugs Bunny Day
[Wed] Frequent Flyer Day
[Wed] Couple Appreciation Day
This Week Is…Preservation Week
This Month Is…Celiac Disease Awareness Month

2011 [08] Wedding of Britain’s Prince William & Kate Middleton (bronze or pottery are appropriate gifts this year)

2018 [01] “The Simpsons” surpasses “Gunsmoke” with its 635th episode, the most of any TV series (currently stands at 654, and counting…)

1989 [30] Jon Bon Jovi marries Dorothea Hurley at Graceland Chapel in Las Vegas

1991 [28] ‘Don’t Rock the Jukebox’ single released by Alan Jackson (Billboard Song of the Year 1991, ASCAP Award Country Song of the Year 1992)

2007 [12] Avril Lavigne’s 3rd album, “The Best Damn Thing”, tops charts in North America and UK

2003 [16] Apple Computer launches its iTunes Music Store

2015 [04] Chicago White Sox at Baltimore Orioles game sets all-time low attendance mark for Major League Baseball as zero fans are in attendance (stadium closed due to civil unrest)


✓ In Norway, every citizen’s tax returns are made available for everyone else in the country to inspect.
✓ There are more than 5,000 people who are eligible to succeed the British throne.
✓ On a QWERTY keyboard, a typist’s fingers can cover 20 miles per day.
✓ Research shows that, for luxury brands, the ruder the sales staff, the higher the sales.
✓ The first artificial Christmas trees were produced by a toilet brush manufacturer. They used the same bristles, simply dyeing them green.
✓ In 2004, Los Angeles planted a pine tree in memory of Beatle, George Harrison. Ten years later, it died of a beetle infestation.

• You Must be My Loki Star
• Hawkeye of the Tiger
• Achy Breaky Stark
• Hulka Hulka Burning Love
• In the Midnight Hour She Cried Thor, Thor, Thor
• Groot Scootin’ Boogie
• Rock the Asgard
• Will you Still Love Me Gamora?
• Hey Loki!
• I come from the Land Wakanda
• I Saw Her Stan Lee There

Best of BS . . .
✓Do pigs have pen pals?
✓ Why are toenail clippers bigger than fingernail clippers when toenails are smaller than fingernails?
✓ How many people thought of the Post-It note before it was invented but just didn’t have anything to jot it down on?
✓ Isn’t saying something is ‘indescribable’, describing it?
✓ How does a shelf retailer keep her store from looking empty?
✓ Do crabs think fish can fly?
✓ What would you use to dilute water?
✓ What do you call a male ladybug?
✓ Can you grow birds by planting birdseed?
✓ Is it progress if a cannibal learns to eat with a fork?
• Is your answer to this question ‘no’?
-First published in ‘BS’ in 2017

• Which of the following Avengers from the comics is not in the “Avengers: Endgame” movie?
a. Mr. Fantastic [CORRECT]
b. The Wasp
c. Captain America
d. Hawkeye

• What fictional alien metal gives the Wakandans their power?
a. Adamantium
b. Vibranium [CORRECT]
c. Unobtainium
d. Aquarium

Hospitality is the art of making your guests feel like they’re at home, even if you wish they were.


What non-traditional thing do you sometimes have for breakfast?


Question:  THIS has been called the most dangerous food to eat while driving. What is it?
Answer:  Potato Chips

If you want to know who controls you, look at who you are not allowed to criticize.


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