Tuesday, February 6, 2018 – Edition: #6151
Tomorrow’s Show Prep Today!
BS SHOW BIZ BUZZ:
★ Kevin Hart is a meme after a series of unfortunate events at Sunday’s Super Bowl, but he’s certainly not crying about it. On Monday, he posted a video to Instagram that was taken after a security guard blocked him from going on stage, a clip that went viral, after his hometown Philadelphia Eagles beat the New England Patriots in the big game. Hart admitted he was “still tipsy”, while giving his funny take on the situation, but he also urged kids not to drink because they do “dumb stuff.”
★ Meghan Markle’s life changed forever when she started dating Prince Harry in the summer of 2016. While the world waits for the couple’s royal wedding this May, an inside source has revealed that the ‘Suits’ star started dating Harry before ending her relationship with ex-boyfriend Cory Vitiello. In fact, the insider says that Markle simply stopped returning texts and calls from Vitiello and that a mutual friend broke the news to him.
(Still…you definitely score bragging rights if you lose a girl to a Prince!)
★ John Stamos is officially a married man, despite a bump along the road to wedded bliss. Stamos married Caitlin McHugh on Saturday at a church in Studio City, California. The couple’s wedding weekend didn’t exactly go off as planned, though, (as we told you yesterday) McHugh’s room at the Beverly Hills Hotel was burglarized on Friday night to the tune of an estimated $165,000 worth of jewelry.
(Fuller House…but emptier hotel room!)
★ Ellen DeGeneres was feeling generous. She celebrated her 60th birthday on her show by handing out $1 million. She informed her audience that “a special surprise gift” was waiting for anyone who had a box of Cheerios under their seat — and the entire audience then discovered they had one. She then told her crowd that, “You’re all gonna share this gift. It’s the biggest gift I have ever given anybody ever, and I hope you continue to pay it forward and share all the good. Hold on to your Cheerios because all of you are splitting $1 million.”
★ Actress Octavia Spencer plans to buy out a theater in Mississippi so that families can see ‘Black Panther’. Spencer announced her plan on Instagram, saying she’d be in the state when the much-anticipated Marvel movie opens, and she wants to share the experience with the community. She wrote: “I think I will buy out a theatre in an underserved community there to ensure that all our brown children can see themselves as a superhero. I will let you know where and when Mississippi. Stay tuned.”
★ Uma Thurman finally broke her silence about her relationship with Harvey Weinstein in a blistering New York Times interview. Reese Witherspoon was one of the highest-profile celebrities to respond to the shocking story. Via Twitter, she said: “deeply upsetting. My heart goes out to @umathurman and all the women who have bravely told their stories about this awful predator.”
TODAY’S SHOW BIZ SKED:
• “Jimmy Kimmel Live” (ABC/Global): Sam Rockwell, Awolnation
• “The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon” (NBC/CTV): Sarah Jessica Parker, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Diplo featuring Mo & Goldlink
• “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” (CBS/Global): Wanda Sykes, Thomas Haden Church, June Diane Raphael, Soul Rebels
• “Late Night with Seth Meyers” (NBC/CTV): James Spader, Whitney Cummings, Matty Matheson, Alan Cage
• “The Late Late Show with James Corden” (CBS/CTV): Willem Dafoe, Michelle Monaghan, Max
• “Conan” (TBS/Comedy): Laurence Fishburne, Nicole Byer, Liza Anne
• “Watch What Happens Live” (Bravo): Kyle Richards, Bethenny Frankel
• “The View” (ABC/CTV): Esaw Snipes, Linsey Davis, guest co-host Star Jones
• “The Talk” (CBS): James Corden, Keltie Knight, the Shadowboxers
• “Live with Kelly and Ryan” (ABC/CTV): Taylor Kitsch, Nene Leakes, Da Rhythm Band
• “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” (NBC/CTV): Michael B. Jordan, Cirque du Soleil’s “Luzia”
BS MUSIC NOTES:
• Drake – 13 year-old “Stranger Things” star Millie Bobby Brown counts him as a friend. She said, ”We met in Australia and he asked me to go to his show … and it was probably the best performance I’ve ever seen! It’s Drake and he’s great … I have great people around me to help guide me through this, and he’s one of those people.”
• Celine Dion – shakes her late husband’s hand every night before a concert. She has a bronze replica of René Angélil’s hand that she keeps in her dressing room. She says it is a way to feel like he is still a part of her life. Angélil died in 2016.
• Taylor Swift – Although her ‘1989′ tour raked in more than $250 million in 2015, her people figure that ticket brokers made about $85 million for themselves in resales. That’s why she is using Ticketmaster’s Verified Fan program for the ‘Reputation’ tour.
• Spice Girls – Geri Horner (Ginger Spice) wants them to perform one of their reunion gigs at the royal wedding. She feels the group should offer to perform at the reception for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, after having been told that Markle was a big fan of the Spice Girls.
• Mel B – is apparently becoming a bit of a pain on the set of ‘America’s Got Talent’, and producers are said to be looking at replacing her with Queen Latifah.
• Toby Keith – co-wrote the song ‘Sauce’ on Justin Timberlake’s new album “Man of the Woods”. What is unusual is that Keith’s name has been absent from the record label’s public relations regarding the album. In addition, neither Timberlake nor Keith has publicly acknowledged the collaboration.
• Sam Hunt – is getting ready to start working on the long-awaited follow-up to his 2014 debut, ‘Montevallo’. He says he will be recording from February through April, and hopes to have new material out before he hits the road for the summer.
THIS WEEK’S VIDEO RELEASES:
• “A Bad Moms Christmas” (R-Rated, Comedy): As their own mothers drop in unexpectedly, our three under-appreciated and over-burdened moms rebel against the challenges and expectations of the Super Bowl for mothers: Christmas. (Mila Kunis, Kristen Bell, Kathryn Hahn)
• “Only the Brave” (PG-13, Action/Drama): Based on the true story of the Granite Mountain Hotshots, a group of elite firefighters who risk everything to protect a town from a historic wildfire. (Josh Brolin, Miles Teller, Jeff Bridges)
• “LBJ” (R-Rated, Drama): The story of U.S. President Lyndon Baines Johnson from his young days in West Texas to the White House. (Jennifer Jason Leigh, Woody Harrelson, Richard Jenkins)
• “My Friend Dahmer ” (R-Rated, Drama): Jeffrey Dahmer murdered 17 men and boys in the Midwest United States between 1978 and 1991, before being captured and incarcerated. He would become one of America’s most infamous serial killers. This is the story before that story. (Ross Lynch, Alex Wolff, Anne Heche)
ROACHING THE SUBJECT:
If you’re stuck for an idea of what to get Bae for Valentine’s Day, this just might be your saving grace. Or not. Sure, you could go the traditional ‘roses and chocolate’ route, or you could gift your lover with a cockroach from the Bronx Zoo that you’ve specially chosen and named after them. That’s right, for $15, you can name a roach after your Valentine, and receive an official certificate of authentication. But if you REALLY want to do it up right, for $75 you can get the certificate plus a pair of roach socks, a roach pin, and (gulp) roach-shaped chocolates. Money raised will benefit the zoo’s Wildlife Conservation Society.
(On the other hand, if you’re stuck, maybe wait a bit. It’s early yet!)
(At least there’s nothing here about reservations at a roach motel….)
(“Honey, what do you mean when you say that I never fail to disappoint?”)
HAVE A COW, MAN:
If you can’t…or don’t drink milk, what’s the best substitute? A study just published in the Journal of Food Science and Technology compared the nutritional profiles of four popular “alternative” milks, and found that almond, rice and coconut “milks” all lacked essential nutrients important for overall health. Scientists McGill University in Montreal studied the nutrition labels of several unsweetened almond, soy and rice milks, plus coconut dairy-free beverages. Soy milk was found to be the most comparable to cow’s milk in terms of overall nutrient balance. It’s also the highest in protein of all the alternative milk options studied, with about 7 to 12 grams (and about 95 calories) per 8-ounce serving. Almond milk was found to be low in protein and carbohydrates, dairy-free coconut beverages have no protein, and rice milk was found to be high in calories and relatively low in beneficial nutrients. Plant-based “milks” are often marketed as wholesome and appropriate substitutes for the real thing. The researchers say that cow’s milk is still the most complete and balanced source of protein, fat and carbohydrates.
(For my money, the best substitute for milk is milk chocolate!)
(Now you know what to drink until the cows come home!)
HUGELY SUCCESSFUL PRODUCTS ORIGINALLY INVENTED FOR SOMETHING ELSE:
➢ Listerine: was invented in the 1880s as a surgical antiseptic, and also as a cure for gonorrhea (don’t try that at home). Over the years, it has also been marketed as “for sweaty feet, and soft corns developing between the toes,” and as a cure for the common cold…and dandruff.
➢ Viagra: was originally conceived as a treatment for hypertension, angina, and other symptoms of heart disease. (Then another use popped up…)
➢ Propecia: the drug used to treat male-pattern baldness, was originally marketed as Proscar, a drug to treat the benign enlargement of the prostate. After five years on the market in the 1990s, it became clear that one of the side effects was hair growth on bald men. Cha-ching! (Apparently I’ve been taking ‘Propecia–Back Formula’ for some time now!)
➢ Brandy: started off as a byproduct of transporting wine. About 900 years ago, merchants would boil the water off of large quantities of wine both to transport it more easily, and save on customs taxes, which were levied by volume. Once some of these merchants decided to taste it, voila! Brandy was born. (First example of cutting out the middle-man)
➢ Coca-Cola: was originally invented as an alternative to morphine addiction, and to treat headaches and relieve anxiety.
➢ Play-Doh: was invented in the 1930s by a soap manufacturer who thought he’d hit upon a fantastic wallpaper cleaner. (Little did he know it would become the snack of choice among the daycare set!)
BS CHRONOMETER 02.06.18
TODAY’S CELEBIRTHDAYS . . .
1957  Kathy Najimy, San Diego CA, movie actress (“Hocus Pocus”, “Sister Act”)
1962  Axl Rose (William Rose Jr), Lafayette IN, rock singer (Guns N’ Roses-“Welcome to the Jungle”, “Sweet Child O’ Mine”)
1962  Richie McDonald, Lubbock TX, country singer (‘How Do I Just Stop’, Lonestar-‘Amazed’)
1966  Rick Astley, Newton-le-Willows UK, 1980s pop singer (‘Never Gonna Give You Up’, ‘Together Forever) who enjoyed a brief resurgence thanks to the Internet meme ‘Rickrolling’
1973  Amy Robach, St Joseph MI, TV news anchor (“Good Morning America”)
1993  Tinashe (Jorgenson Kachingwe), Lexington KY, pop singer-songwriter (‘Player’ f/Chris Brown, ‘2 On’ f/ScHoolboy Q)
1994  Charlie Heaton, England, TV actor (“Stanger Things” since 2016) COMING UP…”The New Mutants” 2019
TODAY’S BS REASONS TO PARTY . . .
• “Canadian Maple Syrup Day”, initiated in 2010 to celebrate the upcoming ‘running of the sap’. About 75% of the world’s supply of maple syrup is produced in the province of Québec.
• “Frozen Yogurt Day”, honoring the alternative to ice cream that has (slightly) less sugar. And the best fro-yo topping is …? (Maple Syrup?)
• “Ronald Reagan Day”, a day of recognition in California since 2011 for Ronald Reagan, who was that state’s governor from 1967 to 1975 and President of the United States from 1981 to 1989. (We hear he did a little acting on the side as well…)
• “Lame Duck Day”, a “Lame Duck” is a person who is in a position of some kind, and will soon be “shown the door”. The best example is a politician who is temporarily still in power after losing an election.
• “Waitangi Day” in New Zealand (aka “New Zealand Day”), commemorating the signing of an 1840 treaty between Maori chiefs and the British.
• “Pay-A-Compliment Day”, a time to practice this simple act of kindness and compliment a friend, co-worker or stranger. Here are a few helpers –
BS ‘LEFT-HANDED’ COMPLIMENTS:
• You remind me of myself, when I was really young and dumb.
• It’s interesting to see you form an opinion as you go.
• Thank you for giving us a well deserved rest with your absence.
• Congratulations on your attempt to sound intelligent.
• You do really well for someone with a rectal-cranial inversion.
AND REMEMBER . . .
[Wed] Ballet Day
[Wed] Fettuccine Alfredo Day
[Thurs] Boy Scouts Day
[Thurs] National Kite Flying Day
THIS DAY IN SHOW BIZ . . .
2003  ABC-TV’s “20/20” features Martin Bashir’s Brit TV documentary “Living With Michael Jackson” in which Michael admits he has ‘sleep-overs’ with young boys
TODAY’S MUSIC EVENTS . . .
2011  At Super Bowl 45 in Dallas TX, Christina Aguilera makes headlines by forgetting the lyrics during her rendition of the pre-game anthem (Green Bay defeats Pittsburgh 31-25)
2014  Nirvana’s ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’ is named “Greatest Song of All-Time” by UK’s “NME” magazine
TODAY’S FIRSTS . . .
1935  ‘Monopoly’ board game goes on sale for the 1st time
1952  Queen Elizabeth II ascends to the British throne (she surpasses Queen Victoria’s record as longest-serving British monarch on September 10, 2015)
TODAY’S RECORD . . .
2005  At Super Bowl 39 in Jacksonville FL, New England captures a 2nd straight Super Bowl title and 3rd-in-4 seasons with a 24-21 victory over Philadelphia
BS WACK FACTS:
✓ The term ‘dumpster’ actually comes from the name of the company that designed and patented the first large, movable trash bin.
✓ Goldfish can’t close their eyes because they have no eyelids.
✓ On Mars, sunsets are blue.
✓ It’s impossible to sneeze while sleeping.
✓ Kissing can cause tooth decay.
✓ Bananas are slightly radioactive.
SIGNS YOU HAVE A NEIGHBOR FROM HELL:
• They throw parties every weekend, and you’re not invited.
• $500 car with $3,000 rims.
• He introduces himself by saying, “Good morning, my name is Gary and those are my pants on your driveway. By any chance did the police stop by last night?”
• Their yard gives the appearance of an eternal yard sale.
• Their Christmas lights are still up in May. And they’re on.
• They try to talk to you.
• They keep changing their Wifi password.
• She is constantly asking to borrow things, a cup of sugar one day, an egg the next, your husband the next…
• Outdoor drum set.
• Their last name is Kardashian.
• If none of these sound like your neighbors, guess what? It’s YOU!
BS RANDOM JOKE:
No one texts faster than an angry woman.
BS U-PICK TRIVIA:
What is the biggest source of Vitamin D?
b. Sun [CORRECT]
Which of these is a mammal?
a. Elephant [CORRECT]
BS PHONE STARTER:
• It’s “Snack Food Month”. In a survey, 90% of respondents admit they are snackers. What’s the most unusual snack you’ve ever seen someone concoct?
BS WATER COOLER QUESTION:
Question: When it comes to texting, 65% of us think this is rude. What is it?
Answer: When someone texts letter ‘K’ for Okay
BS DEEP THOUGHT:
Things turn out best for the people who make the best of the way things turn out.