February 9 2018

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Friday, February 9, 2018 – Edition: #6154

Sheeters Always Prosper!

★ Gisele Bundchen was slammed on social media for the way she explained Tom Brady’s Super Bowl loss to their kids, saying: “Sometimes You Have To Let Others Win”. The internet was quick to criticize her, calling her ‘elitist’ and ‘patronizing’, and posting comments like: “That is garbage parenting. Heaven forbid that you teach your kids failure happens to the best of us and that it does not mean the effort was not worth it.”
(She meant nothing by it. It’s just that their family has JUST NEVER LOST AT ANYTHING BEFORE!)
★ Actor Mickey Jones has died. Jones was a regular on “Justified” and “Home Improvement”, and worked as a character actor in dozens of big movies, including ‘Sling Blade’ and ‘Tin Cup’. Sources say that 76 year-old Mickey Jones died Wednesday following a long illness. It’s unclear what illness he was battling.
(BS Factoid: Jones was also once the drummer for Kenny Rogers’ band ‘The First Edition’, playing drums on hits like ‘Ruby, Don’t Take Your Love to Town’ and ‘Just Dropped in [to See What Condition My Condition was in]’)
★ Alec Baldwin is doing his best to make sure he can keep up with all his children, and with another baby on the way, he has had hip replacement surgery. Hours after the Wednesday operation, Baldwin’s wife Hilaria posted:“Thank you for your kind wishes…all went well in surgery and I am with him in recovery.” Last month, Hilaria revealed she’s six-months pregnant with her fourth child with Baldwin, so he’s got a few months to rest up before he needs to be running around.
(Like it or not!)
★Nicole Eggert has officially filed a police report alleging sexual abuse against Scott Baio. Eggert starred in the sitcom ‘Charles In Charge’ from 1987 to 1990, alongside Baio, 11 years her senior. She first came forward with the allegations on social media, claiming that Baio “molested” her when she was a minor when they worked on the show. Baio quickly moved to deny her claims, posting a lengthy video via Facebook Live saying that she was at least 18 when they slept together.
★ The internet is mad at Logan Paul again, and this time it’s for tasing dead rats. The latest outrage comes weeks after the tarnished YouTube star claimed he was remorseful for posting a video that showed the body of a person who had committed suicide, hanging from a tree in Japan. Social media did not take kindly to Paul’s treatment of animals and responded as expected.

• “Jimmy Kimmel Live” (ABC/Global): Chadwick Boseman, Dave Salmoni, ZZ Ward featuring Fitz ( R )
• “The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon” (NBC/CTV): Paul Rudd, Laurie Metcalf
• “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” (CBS/Global): Nathan Lane
• “The Late Late Show with James Corden” (CBS/CTV): Channing Tatum, Adam Scott, Diego Luna ( R )
• “The View” (ABC/CTV): Joel McHale
• “The Talk” (CBS): Gina Rodriguez, Arielle Kebbel
• “Live with Kelly and Ryan” (ABC/CTV): Tyra Banks, Julie Chen
• “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” (NBC/CTV): Drew Barrymore
• “Big Brother: Celebrity Edition” (CBS): The first houseguest is evicted from the compound.
• “Be My Valentine, Charlie Brown; A Charlie Brown Valentine” (ABC): A “Peanuts” twin bill.
• “Olympics 2018 Prime Time: Opening Ceremony” (NBC, CBC): The 2018 Winter Olympics get underway as the Opening Ceremony lights up the PyeongChang Olympic Stadium. South Korea warmly welcomes the world to their first ever Winter Olympic Games.

• “Olympics 2018 Prime Time” (NBC, CBC): Hockey, Figure Skating, Alpine Skiing
• “Very, Very Valentine” (HALLMARK): When Helen, a kind hearted and shy florist, meets the perfect man at a Valentine’s Masquerade Ball, she enlists the help of her best friend Henry to help find him.
• “Eric Clapton: A Life in 12 Bars” (SHOWTIME): Clapton looks back on his life and career, including his rise to superstardom in the 1960s, his struggles with substance abuse and the tragic death of his son in 1991.

• “Olympics 2018 Prime Time” (NBC, CBC): Figure Skating, Alpine Skiing, Freestyle Skiing, Snowboarding, Luge.
• “Here and Now” (HBO): Series premiere. A darkly comic meditation on the disparate forces polarizing American culture, as experienced by a progressive, multi-ethnic family.

• Katy Perry – says she would rewrite her first hit ‘I Kissed a Girl’ if it was released today to combat “stereotypes.” Perry says that “We’ve really changed…in the past 10 years, we’ve come a long way. Bisexuality wasn’t as talked about back then…If I had to write that song again, I probably would make an edit on it.”
• Nick Lachey – his family business, ‘Lachey’s’, is closing down. He opened the restaurant/sports bar in his hometown of Cincinnati with his brother and former bandmate Drew Lachey in 2015, but it is being closed two months after the manager was injured in a shooting.
• Spice Girls – although it hasn’t been announced yet, word is that The Spice Girls are getting back together for a reunion tour that will take them to the U.S. Sources say the plan now is for the group to hit the stage in England first and then tour the U.S. There is NO plan to record new music.
• Adele – A crafty Twitter user has discovered that if you slow her voice down, she sounds almost exactly like Sam Smith. Jesse Valona used old-fashioned record player to slow down the tempo on Adele’s ballad ‘Hello’, and showed the similarity to Smith’s voice.
• Tom Petty – will be featured on the HBO documentary, “Elvis Presley: The Searcher” singing ‘Wooden Heart’. The film will be accompanied with the release of a 3-CD soundtrack featuring the Petty tune and parts of Pearl Jam guitarist Mike McCready’s original score.
• Ozzy Osbourne – has announced the first dates of his ‘No More Tours 2′ tour. He will appear at a pair of festivals in Florida – before officially launching the farewell run with shows in Mexico and South America in May. He is expected to be on the road for most of two years.
• Poison – are teaming up with Cheap Trick for late spring/early summer tour of North America. The 6-week ‘Nothin’ But a Good Time’ tour will begin on May 18 at the Five Points Amphitheatre in Irvine, CA.
• David Bowie – his song ‘Space Oddity’ is playing on an endless loop inside SpaceX founder Elon Musk’s personal Tesla Roadster, which was launched into space aboard ‘Falcon Heavy’, the world’s most powerful rocket, on Tuesday. Inside the car: a dummy known as “Starman,” an obvious reference to the Bowie song of the same name.
• Grateful Dead – Tech pioneer and Grateful Dead lyricist John Perry Barlow has passed away at the age of 70.  He helped write many songs for the band in the 70s, including ‘Heaven Help the Fool’ and ‘Looks Like Rain’.  No cause of death has been announced.
• Miranda Lambert – ‘Pistol Annies’, the all-girl trio she formed with two artist friends Ashley Monroe and Angaleena Presley about seven years ago, might become a priority for her again this year. They are writing, and recording in 2018 is still an option.
• Maddie & Tae – have a new record deal, and they debuted a new song at a private showcase in Nashville on Tuesday. The pair took the stage at the Universal Music Group luncheon at the Ryman Auditorium to perform the ballad ‘One Heart to Another’.
• Vince Gill – dropped a bombshell from the stage of the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville when he shared a song called ‘Forever Changed’ that he said was inspired by a traumatic incident from his own childhood. He set it up by saying that he “had a gym teacher that acted inappropriately towards me and was trying to do things that I didn’t know what the hell was going on.”

• “Fifty Shades Freed” (R-Rated, Drama): Newlyweds Christian and Ana fully embrace an inextricable connection and shared life of luxury. But just as she steps into her role as Mrs. Grey and he relaxes into an unfamiliar stability, new threats could jeopardize their happy ending before it even begins. (Dakota Johnson, Jamie Dornan)
• “The 15:17 to Paris” (PG-13, Drama): The true story of three Americans who discover a terrorist plot aboard a train in France, and their efforts to thwart it. Throughout the harrowing ordeal, their friendship never wavers, making it their greatest weapon and allowing them to save the lives of the more than 500 passengers on board. (Jenna Fischer, Judy Greer, Thomas Lennon)
• “Peter Rabbit” (PG, Animation/Comedy): Feature adaptation of Beatrix Potter’s classic tale of a rebellious rabbit trying to sneak into a farmer’s vegetable garden. (James Corden, Fayssal Bazzi)
• “Golden Exits” (R-Rated, Drama): An intersectional narrative of two families in Brooklyn and the unraveling of unspoken unhappiness that occurs when a young foreign girl spending time abroad upsets the balance on both sides. (Emily Browning, Craig Butta)
• “Permission” (Not rated, Comedy/Drama): A woman on the brink of a marriage proposal is told by a friend that she should date other men before spending the rest of her life with her boyfriend. (Rebecca Hall, Dan Stevens, Jason Sudeikis, Gina Gershon)

Because of the magnificence of this discovery, I cannot ignore it any longer. Scientists have discovered a new reason to love the fries from McDonalds: they can cure baldness. Kind of. Specifically, an additive used to prevent the fryer oil from getting foamy has been found to sprout hairs on otherwise bald mice, according to a Japanese study. McDonald’s hasn’t commented on the study, but the researchers say the additive enabled them to mass produce “hair follicle germs” that might someday be used to seed human skin to grow hair.
(I’m just wondering when these scientists are going to realize that in the mouse experiment, the hair is growing on their BACKS!)
(‘Splains why all those kids have to wear hairnets!)
(I think this goes a long way toward explaining that mass of fuzz on the top of Donald Trump’s head.)

Kim Jong Un has a new beer on tap, and he says it’s “better than existing beer.” Well, actually it is a North Korean brewery that makes the claim, but we’re sure he agrees. The Taedonggang brewery claims it created the new beer using an “exclusive” technique that makes it taste and smell “better than existing beer,” according to the state newspaper. They started developing the ale when Kim fumed that imported South Korean brews lacked taste. Pyongyang propaganda presented the new beer — billed as “The Pride of Pyongyang” — as a result of a “round-the-clock battle” to make life “more enjoyable for the people.”
(Or so drunk that they don’t care!)
(I had heard somewhere that they were launching something!)

You might be planning to celebrate this weekend, and you might have nothing going for you in the idea department….
• Bake Cookies Instead of Buying Expensive Chocolates: high-quality truffles can be extremely expensive. Not only are homemade cookies cheap and delicious, but they’ll show you really put effort into prepping for Valentine’s Day. Get a heart-shaped cookie cutter.
• Cook Dinner Instead of Going Out: A homemade dinner is a romantic way to show you care. Grab some candles and make the perfect playlist to make it a romantic night in. (Plus, staying in will get you both used to how it’ll be when you’re married…)
• Look for Restaurant Discounts Online: Before you make a reservation, look for a good deal online: Plenty of upscale restaurants offer coupons and discounted gift cards that can be purchased online. (Because nothing says “You mean everything to me” like using a coupon!)
• Plan Your Day Together: A lot of the pressure people feel about planning for Valentine’s Day comes from being unsure of their significant other’s expectations. But making plans together can be just as romantic as planning a surprise. (Plus if you have NO IDEA of what the heck to plan…)
• Enjoy the Great Outdoors: Going for a hike or a sunset walk is a blissfully peaceful Valentine’s option that’ll let you avoid packed restaurants and spend some quality time together. (“Thanks for the walk. Have a good night. See ya!” )
• Turn the Phone Off: Going without our phones has become such a rarity these days, the simple act of unplugging our devices can help make any day feel a little more special. Unplugging on Valentine’s Day will let you and your beloved focus on each other, without distractions, no matter what V-Day activity you choose. (And when the shakes settle down, you’ll have a wonderful time!)
• Recreate Your first Date: Whether you’re re-watching the movie you went to see on your first date or re-visiting the spot where you first met, recreating a relationship highlight is a fun and romantic way to celebrate. (Wait, that wasn’t YOU that went to that movie with me?)


1943 [75] Joe Pesci, Newark NJ, movie actor (“Goodfellas”, “Raging Bull” “My Cousin Vinny”)

1945 [73] Mia Farrow, Los Angeles CA, movie actress (“Rosemary’s Baby”, “The Omen”)

1963 [55] Travis Tritt, Marietta GA, country singer (‘Here’s a Quarter [Call Someone Who Cares]’, “Best of Intentions”)

1976 [42] Charlie Day, New York City NY, TV actor (“It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” since 2005/movie actor “Horrible Bosses” movies)

1981 [37] Tom Hiddleston, London UK, movie actor (“The Avengers”, “Thor”) UP NEXT: “Avengers: Infinity War”, 2018

1987 [31] Rose Leslie, Aberdeen, Scotland, TV actress (‘Ygritte’ on “Game of Thrones” since 2012, “Downton Abbey” 2010)

1987 [31] Michael B Jordan, Santa Ana CA, movie actor (“Black Panther”, “Creed”, “Fantastic Four”)

1961 [57] George Stephanopoulos, Fall River MA, TV co-host (“Good Morning America” since 2009)

1967 [51] Laura Dern, Los Angeles CA, movie actress (“Wild”, “Jurassic Park”)

1974 [44] Elizabeth Banks, Pittsfield MA, movie actress-director (“Pitch Perfect” films, “Hunger Games” films)

1981 [37] Uzo Aduba, Boston MA, TV actress (‘Crazy Eyes’ on “Orange Is the New Black” since 2013)

1991 [27] Emma Roberts, Rhinebeck NY, TV actress (‘Chanel Oberlin’ on “Scream Queens” since 2015)/movie actress (“We’re the Millers”)/niece of actress Julia Roberts

1997 [21] Chloë Grace Moretz, Atlanta GA, movie actress (“The 5th Wave”, “Kick-Ass” movies)

Singer Sheryl Crow (‘Soak Up the Sun’) is 56; TV-movie actress Jennifer Aniston (“Friends”) is 49; Pop singer Kelly Rowland (Destiny’s Child) is 37; TV actress Natalie Dormer (“Game of Thrones”) is 36; Movie actor Taylor Lautner (“Twilight Saga”) is 26

• “Chocolate Day”, started by the Confectioners Association to promote what is almost every woman’s (and many a man’s) weakness. Some say chocolate from the New World (mostly Mexico) was introduced to Europe on this date in 1550.

• “Toothache Day” in honor of the feast day of St Apollonia, patron saint of dentists and those suffering from toothaches. (it doesn’t help that it’s chocolate day!)

• “Bagels & Lox Day”, a food holiday celebrating the deli favorite that involves topping a fresh-baked bagel with salmon fillet that has been cured.

• “Develop Alternative Vices Day”, a day to change your habits and improve yourself.

• “Read In the Bathtub Day”, an excuse to luxuriate in a steamy tub with a great novel. (Not on your eReader … zap!)

• “Pizza Day”, saluting what is likely the world’s favorite pie. A few facts …
– The first pizza was sold in Naples, Italy in 1738.
– Pepperoni is the most popular topping, preferred by 36% of pizza fans.
– Over 3 billion pizzas are sold each year.
– More pizzas are sold on Super Bowl Sunday than any other day of the year.
– About 17% of all restaurants are pizzerias, or at least serve pizza.
– On average we consume over 23 lbs/10½ kg of pizza per year.

• “Flannel Day”, a day for people to wear their best lumberjack-esque attire and enjoy a piece of clothing made to keep them warm during a long winter. (So put on your Canadian uniform!)

• “Teddy Day”, since childhood we have been playing with teddy bears. This reflects our nurturing personality and is a symbol of affection. The teddy bear is named after President Theodore “Teddy” Roosevelt.

• “Umbrella Day”, honoring the famous invention designed to protect against rain or sunlight. The word parasol usually refers to an item designed to protect from the sun; umbrella refers to a device more suited to protect from rain. (But some of us use ‘umbrella’ for both…sort of an ‘umbrella’ term!)

• “Autism Sunday”, observed annually on the 2nd Sunday of February, a day of awareness for Autism & Asperger Syndrome, which affects an estimated 60 million people around-the-world.

• “Don’t Cry Over Spilled Milk Day”, an annual reminder that everyone screws up now and then. It’s a day to be optimistic, think positive, and to look on the bright side. (Then clean up that #%&@* milk!)

• “Get Out Your Guitar Day”, a day to pull your axe out of the attic, dust it off and, if you’re lucky, find someone who can tune it.

2002 [16] Princess Margaret of England (the real-life character depicted in “The Crown” on Netflix) dies at age 71 after suffering a stroke

2009 [09] Ringo Starr of The Beatles becomes the 2,401st person to be added to the Hollywood Walk Of Fame during a ceremony that marks the 50th anniversary of the Walk

1985 [33] Madonna’s album “Like a Virgin” hits #1 for the first of 3 weeks

2009 [09] Former Led Zeppelin frontman Robert Plant & bluegrass singer Alison Krauss take 5 Grammy Awards for their “Raising Sand” album collaboration, including ‘Album Of the Year’

2014 [04] In celebration of the 50th anniversary of The Beatles’ first appearance on “The Ed Sullivan Show”, CBS-TV airs the star-studded special “The Night That Changed America: A Grammy Salute to the Beatles”

1997 [21] 1st NHL coach to win 1,000 career games (Scotty Bowman, Detroit Red Wings)

2014 [04] Scientists from Australian National University observe the oldest star in the universe for the first time, located 6,000 light years from Earth and believed to be 13.7 billion-years-old (now 13.7 billion and FOUR years-old).


✓ Gold medals are not made of pure gold. They’re actually silver with a gold plating.
✓ The first athlete suspended from the Olympics was suspended for — alcohol (1968).
✓ An American marathon runner was disqualified for riding in a car during the race (1904).
✓ The 1912 games in Stockholm had an event for literature.
✓ Nadia Comaneci was the first to score a perfect 10.0 in the uneven bars, but the scoreboards displayed it as a 1.0.
✓ The Olympic flag represents every country in the world. The rings are meant to represent the five continents (they count America, Asia, Africa, Europe, and Oceania).

• Triathlon: One bourbon. One scotch. One beer.
• Shots put
• Mental gymnastics trying to divide the bill.
• Arm curling
• Bathroom sprint
• Uneven bar
• Stool spinning
• The balance Jim Beam
• Beer pong
• A whole lot of judging

• What is your favorite Olympic sport to watch?

If procrastination was an Olympic sport, I’ll participate in the next one.

Question: 44% of women say they want to receive this on Valentine’s Day. What is it?
Answer: A handwritten love note

Laugh and the world laughs with you. Snore and you sleep alone.

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