Friday, February 3, 2017 – Edition: #5904
Tomorrow’s Show Prep Today!
BS SHOW BIZ BUZZ:
★ Gisele Bundchen has given Tom Brady a necklace to protect him during Sunday’s Super Bowl. The New England Patriots quarterback, who’s playing for the NFL championship vs the Atlanta Falcons in Houston TX on Sunday, has revealed his model-wife Gisele (whom he married in 2009) doesn’t like him getting hurt on the field so she’s given him jewelry to wear. (Not to be skeptical but it seems doubtful 6′-6″, 318-lb Atlanta lineman Ra’Shede Hageman will be slowed down by a pretty li’l necklace … unless he’s doubled over laughing.)
★ Actress Chrissy Metz was down to her last 81¢ before she landed a life-changing role on the hit NBC-TV show “This Is Us”. The 36-year-old, who had finished a recurring role on “American Horror Story: Freak Show”, was struggling to land her next role and almost returned to Florida but was encouraged and supported by friends and family to keep following her dream. Her mom told her: “You can either be miserable here (in Florida) and not pursue your dreams, or you can be miserable in LA and at least pursue what you want.” (Great advice!)
– “Glamour Magazine”
★ Kim Kardashian & hubby Kanye West are teaming up on a kids clothing line. To showcase one of the first designs in the collection, Kim has enlisted the help of her 3-year-old daughter North, who models a yellow sequined dress that changes color in the light. She also models a yellow Yeezy shearling jacket. Further details of Kim and Kanye’s kid line, such as when the duds will be available and how much they’ll cost, have yet to be revealed. (Also needs a catchy brandname … anyone?)
★ And a tabloid is reporting that Nicole Kidman is set to write her autobiography. Among other things, it purportedly promises to cover her 2001 divorce from actor Tom Cruise and her current life with country star-husband Keith Urban, who spent time in rehab in 2007 for alcoholism. The 49-year-old actress is believed to have had some initial contact from publishers about the book, with offers of several millions on the table. (The idea that Nicole will write a tell-all is bit hard to believe … she’s famous for fiercely guarding her privacy.)
– “Star Magazine”
WEEKEND SHOW BIZ SKED:
• “Jimmy Kimmel Live” (ABC/CityTV) – Tonight Kehlani (“SweetSexySavage”). Rerun.
• “Last Call With Carson Daly” (NBC) – Tonight Band of Skulls (“By Default”). Rerun.
• “Late Late Show With James Corden” (CBS/CTV) – Tonight Jamie T (“Trick”). Rerun.
• “Late Night With Seth Meyers” (NBC/CTV) – Tonight Mutemath drummer Darren King sits in. Rerun.
• “NFL Honors” (FOX) – Saturday night a salute to the best athletes and performances of the 2016 football season. Keegan-Michael Key (“Key & Peele”) hosts as the Associated Press individual awards are announced.
• “Santa Clarita Diet” (Netflix) – Today a new 10-episode series release, starring Drew Barrymore & Timothy Olyphant as a normal suburban couple whose lives take a dark turn after the wife goes through a bit of a transformation … becoming a zombie who feeds on humans.
• “Saturday Night Live” (NBC/Global) – Host Kristen Stewart (“Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk”); musical guest Alessia Cara (“Know-It-All”).
• “Super Bowl 51 (FOX/CTV/BBC) – Sunday the New England Patriots try for “One More!” (as all the banners in Boston say) vs the Atlanta Falcons at 71,795-capacity NRG Stadium in Houston TX. Luke Bryan performs the pre-game anthem; Lady Gaga does the halftime show.
• “Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” (NBC/CTV2) – Tonight Alessia Cara (“Know-It-All”).
BS MUSIC NOTES:
• Beyoncé – Her Instagram posting about her pregnancy has had over 7.1 million likes and 360,000 comments … a new record for the social network. With the 35-year-old expecting twins, it’s unclear if she’ll still headline the Coachella festival in April as previously announced.
• Depeche Mode – Today the legendary electronic trio (Dave Gahan, Martin Gore, and Andy Fletcher) release their first new material in 4 years. “Where’s the Revolution?” is the lead single from their much-anticipated 14th studio.
• Kanye West – He’s been dropped from the official “New York Fashion Week” schedule after failing to approach the Council of Fashion Designers of America about booking a time slot. He’d been planning to unveil his Yeezy Season 5 collection on February 15th.
• Maren Morris – Tonight she launches her first-ever headlining tour, “The Hero Tour 2017”, in Boston MA. Morris, who’s had hits with “My Church” and “80s Mercedes”, released her major label debut album, “Hero”, in June.
• Reba McEntire – Today she releases “Sing It Now: Songs of Faith & Hope”, a 2-CD, 21-song set. This is Reba’s 2nd religious-themed release in 5 months. Kelly Clarkson and Trisha Yearwood make appearances on the album.
TODAY’S MOVIE OPENINGS:
• “Rings” ( PG-13 Horror Drama ): A young woman finds herself on the receiving end of a terrifying curse that threatens to take her life in 7 days. Stars Matilda Anna Ingrid Lutz, Alex Roe, Johnny Galecki, and Vincent D’Onofrio. This is a 2nd sequel to 2002’s “The Ring”, which may function as a reboot of the series.
• “The Space Between Us” ( PG-13 Sci-Fi Adventure ): The first human born on Mars travels to Earth for the first time, experiencing the wonders of the planet through fresh eyes. He embarks on an adventure with a street-smart girl to discover how he came to be. Stars: Britt Robertson, Asa Butterfield, Janet Montgomery, and Carla Gugino.
• Opening in limited release: “The Comedian (Comedy); “I Am Not Your Negro” (Documentary); and “Journey to the West: The Demons Strike Back” (Fantasy Adventure).
Your life may indeed flash before your eyes at death. But not chronologically, more of a jumble, say researchers. Neurologists at Hadassah University in Jerusalem say the so-called Life Review Experiences (LREs) that bombard the brain are distorted memories, often acutely emotional, that rush back simultaneously. They describe the effect as “a super-concentrated version of mental processes that happen every day”. The phenomenon, or at least some version of it, appears to be quite common. The scientists say more study is needed to figure what exactly is happening in the brain but one theory is that, as oxygen diminishes, things start going a little haywire in areas where memory is stored. (When Betty White finally kicks, it’s going to take 3 weeks for her entire life to flash before her eyes.)
FAKE FUR FURY:
PETA has written to “Warhammer” manufacturer Games Workshop, asking that the British miniature war-gaming brand ban ‘fur’ garments from all of the game’s characters. The ‘fur-clad’ fantasy characters of the “Warhammer 40,000” board game, set 38,000 years in the future, are totally made out of plastic. But PETA says that it is unacceptable in 2017, or even in the year 40,000. Dressing them in what looks like a replica of dead animals, PETA claims, sends the message that wearing fur is acceptable. (Or at least wearing faux fur is unacceptable. After all, it’s cruel to slaughter all the fauxs just for their fur.)
Organizers of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics say the medals will be forged from recycled metal from old mobile phones and appliances donated by the general public, to give them a sense of direct involvement in the games. The move is also part of an effort to promote sustainability and to save money, after the budget ballooned to more than $35 billion at one point. The organizing committee hopes to gather 8 metric tonnes of metal – 40 kg of gold, about 2,900 kg of silver, and close to 3,000 kilos of bronze – from outdated mobile phones and small household appliances donated by people across Japan. That should be enough to make all 5,000 Olympic and Paralympic medals. (Better idea – foil-covered chocolate medals … so it’s worthwhile when athletes bite into them for photos. Mmm!)
DID YOU KNOW?
Britain’s Oxford University was founded before the rise of the Aztec Empire. Teaching at Oxford began in 1096 while the founding of Tenochtitlan was in 1325.
BS CHRONOMETER 02.03.17
TODAY’S CELEBIRTHDAYS . . .
1956  Nathan Lane, Jersey City NJ, Broadway actor (“The Producers”, “Guys & Dolls”)/movie actor (“Swing Vote”, “The Birdcage”)
1965  Maura Tierney, Boston MA, TV actress (‘Helen Solloway’ on “The Affair” since 2014, “The Good Wife” 2012-13)/movie actress (“Baby Mama”, “Semi-Pro”)
1976  Isla [‘EYE-luh’] Fisher, Muscat, Oman, movie actress (“Rise Of the Guardians”, “Wedding Crashers”)/wed to comedian-actor Sacha Baron Cohen since 2010
1990  Sean Kingston (Kisean Anderson), Miami FL, reggae-pop singer/rapper (“Fire Burning”, “Beautiful Girls”)
Classic rocker Alice Cooper (“School’s Out”) is 69; Rock bassist Duncan Coutts (Our Lady Peace) is 48; Rock bassist Rick Burch (Jimmy Eat World) is 42; Pop singer Gavin DeGraw (“I Don’t Want to Be”) is 40;
TV personality Don Cherry (“Hockey Night in Canada”) is 83; Rock bassist Duff McKagan (Velvet Revolver/Guns N’ Roses) is 53; TV/movie actor Michael Sheen (“Masters of Sex”); Country singer Sara Evans (“A Little Bit Stronger”) is 46; Country singer Tyler Farr (“Redneck Crazy”) is 33; Soccer superstar Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid) is 32; Indie rock musician Kyle Simmons (Bastille) is 29; Pop drummer Graham Sierota (Echosmith) is 18.
TODAY’S BS REASONS TO PARTY . . .
• “Bubble Gum Day”, an annual FUN-draising idea in which kids and teachers who donate to a charity get to chew bubble gum at school.
• “Carrot Cake Day”, saluting an idea hatched in the Middle Ages. At that time, sugar and other sweeteners were rare and very expensive, so people used sweet vegetables for flavor.
• “Halfway Point of Winter” as 45.5 days of the season have passed by mid-day and the equivalent remain before the beginning of Spring in the Northern Hemisphere.
• “Wear Red Day”, the 14th annual observance on the 1st Friday of February, created by the Heart Association to raise awareness about heart disease, the #1 cause of death among women in North America.
• “Winterlude” through February 20th, the 39th annual celebrating the season outdoors in Canada’s capital region of Ottawa-Gatineau. Highlights include ice sculptures, a playground made of snow, and best of all, the Rideau Canal, touted as the World’s Longest Skating Rink.
• “Homemade Soup Day”, a day to chop and blend and simmer, creating yummy goodness in a bowl all on your own. AllRecipes.com has over 1,000 recipes for homemade soup.
• “Ice Cream for Breakfast Day”, a tongue-in-cheek holiday on the 1st Saturday of February intended to brighten up the dreary days of Winter.
• “Take Your Child to the Library Day”, the 6th annual event when many libraries plan special family-oriented events.
• “USO Day”, honoring the 76th anniversary of the United Service Organization, which continues to provide support for American troops and their families worldwide.
• “World Cancer Day”, an annual observance to encourage prevention, detection, and treatment of cancer. It’s led by the International Union Against Cancer, a global consortium of more than 280 cancer-fighting organizations in over 90 countries.
• “Dump Your Significant Jerk Day”, the focal point of “Dump Your Significant Jerk Week”, when you’re encouraged to terminate your jerk relationship before “Valentine’s Day”, thereby saving the money and awkwardness involved in faking romance.
• “Shower With a Friend Day”, Yeah, it’s great halftime entertainment at your Super Bowl party.
• “Weather Forecasters Day”, commemorating the 1744 birth of Boston MA physician Dr John Jeffries, one of the first to keep detailed records of weather conditions (from 1774-1816).
• “World Nutella Day”, the 11th annual celebration of the chocolate-y hazelnut spread that’s best eaten right out of the jar … by the handful.
THIS DAY IN SHOW BIZ . . .
2015  It’s announced that author Harper Lee will release her 2nd novel, “Go Set a Watchman”, 55 years after her only other novel, the classic “To Kill a Mockingbird”
TODAY’S MUSIC EVENTS . . .
2008  Adele’s debut album “19” hits #1 on the UK album chart (worldwide sales are now estimated to be over 10 million copies)
2014  Bruce Springsteen tops the album chart for the 11th time with “High Hopes”, placing him 3rd all-time for most #1 albums behind The Beatles and Jay Z
TODAY’S FIRST . . .
2013  A power outage occurs during Super Bowl 47 at the Superdome in New Orleans LA (Baltimore Ravens come out of the dark to defeat San Francisco 49ers 34-31)
TODAY’S RECORD . . .
2014  Denver Broncos QB Peyton Manning wins a record 5th NFL MVP Award from AP
AND REMEMBER . . .
[Mon] Canadian Maple Syrup Day
[Mon] International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation
[Tues] Man Day
[Tues] Wave All Your Fingers at Your Neighbors Day
[Wed] Laugh & Get Rich Day
[Wed] Opera Day
This Week Is … Women’s Heart Week
This Month Is … Care About Your Indoor Air Month
BS RANDOM SUPER BOWL JOKES:
• I’ve been training all football season to eat at a Super Bowl-party level.
• My wife says she’ll pretend to care about the Super Bowl if I pretend to care about Valentines Day.
• I’m looking forward to the Super Bowl as much as anyone who’s not that into sports … or parties … or commercials … or Sundays.
• What do you call a Falcons fan holding a bottle of champagne after Super Bowl 51? Waiter.
• Congratulations on your team coming in second!
• May your enjoyment of the Super Bowl not be affected by the unspeakable horror of football season being over.
BS PHONE STARTER:
☎ What songs should Lady Gaga sing at the Super Bowl? According to streaming data on her most popular tunes, the set list should include …
✓ “Poker Face”
✓ “Just Dance”
✓ “Bad Romance”
✓ “Born This Way”
✓ “Million Reasons”
BS U-PICK TRIVIA:
What is the name of the scientist who discovered Uranus?
a. Galileo Galilei
b. Nicolaus Copernicus
c. William Hershcel [CORRECT, in 1781.]
d. Remus Proctolicus
BS WATER COOLER QUESTION:
Question: According to a poll, the biggest pet peeve at the gym is people taking selfies, followed by THIS.
Answer: Naked people in the locker room talking to you.
BS DEEP THOUGHT:
Old quarterbacks never die, they just pass away.