Thursday, July 21, 2022 – Edition: #7277
Sheeters Always Prosper!
BS SHOW BIZ BUZZ:
★ Ethan Hawke says he’s on the final leg of his acting career. The 51-year-old “Training Day” star, in an interview with IndieWire, noted that he feels that he’s “definitely made the turn from being an old young person to being a young old person.” And he doesn’t have a problem with it. Quote: “I prefer this…the beginning of my ‘old man’ career, the beginning of my last act.” He explained that he now has an “awareness of time” regarding his Hollywood career, saying: “When I was younger, I was like, ‘I’ll do this, I’ll do that, that’ll be a good learning experience, and then I’ll try this’…Now, I’m like, ‘I didn’t learn anything from that one or that one, and that one would’ve been better spent in 3 months with my family.” Hawke’s latest project is a 6-part documentary on HBO Max, called “The Last Movie Stars” — a look at the love between and the careers of Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward.
★ “Late Night Talking” will soon turn into late-night studying for some college students. Texas State University in San Marcos is offering a class about Harry Styles beginning in the spring. The honors college course, titled “Harry Styles and the Cult of Celebrity: Identity, the Internet and European Pop Culture,” will focus on Styles’ music, plus “the cultural and political development of the modern celebrity as related to questions of gender and sexuality, race, class, nation and globalism, media, fashion, fan culture, internet culture, and consumerism,” according to the class flyer. Teacher Dr. Louie Dean Valencia says he wants “the class to get to really see how the world has changed in the last 12 years or so, but also how to put that into historical context, through the lens of Harry Styles.”
★ Hugh Jackman, has lined up a new gig: he’ll voice ‘Big Greg’ in the upcoming Hulu Original animated comedy series “Koala Man”. The comedy is about a middle-aged dad named ‘Kevin’ and his not-so-secret identity, whose only superpower is a burning passion for following rules and snuffing out petty crime in the Australian town of Dapto. He’ll do whatever it takes to defeat villainous masterminds, supernatural horrors, or worse: jerks who don’t put their garbage bins out on the proper days. Jackman, who’s currently headlining “The Music Man” on Broadway, will play the most well-liked man in Dapto and the head of the Town Council. No airdate has been set.
★ Kylie Jenner came under fire this week for posting about her private jet. She shared a pic of herself and boyfriend Travis Scott hugging between 2 planes, with the caption: “You wanna take mine or yours?” That led critics to dig deeper into Jenner’s flight habits, and now many are condemning her along with other wealthy travelers. Her private jet, named “Kylie Air” is decked out with luxuries and amenities, and according to a report, planes like these create 5-14 times more pollution than commercial planes. In the current economic climate, many followers thought it was tasteless for Jenner to brag about her jet. And with the environmental crisis worsening, many also thought it was horrifying to see her using a plane for her own convenience. And the Twitter account Celeb Jets looked into her flight history, and found that many of her flights are around 15 minutes long, and one recent flight was just 3 minutes long, covering a distance that would have taken 40 minutes by car.
TODAY’S SHOW BIZ SKED:
• “Jimmy Kimmel Live” (ABC/Global): Hannah Waddingham, Phoebe Robinson, the Interrupters, guest host RuPaul
• “The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon” (NBC/CTV): Ryan Gosling, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Pete Lee
• “Late Night with Seth Meyers” (NBC/CTV): Daniel Kaluuya, Jordan Peele, Keke Palmer, Brandon Perea, Andrew Marshall
• “The Late Late Show with James Corden” (CBS/CTV): Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin, Pete Yorn (R)
• “Watch What Happens Live” (Bravo): The Miz, Austen Kroll
• “The Daily Show” (COM): Blitz Bazawule
• “The View” (ABC/CTV): Ethan Hawke, guest co-host Lindsey Granger
• “The Talk” (CBS): Judge Greg Mathis, guest co-hosts Leslie Jordan & Loni Love
• “Live with Kelly and Ryan” (ABC/CTV): Kate McKinnon, Joshua Bassett, Simeon Panda
• “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” (NBC/CTV): Wanda Sykes (R)
• “The Kelly Clarkson Show” (Check local listings): Jake Johnson, Natasha Leggero, Jackson Wang (R)
• “The Drew Barrymore Show” (Check local listings): Lilly Singh, Millie Peartree, Laura Benanti (R)
• “Attack on the Capitol: The Investigation — An ABC News Special” (ABC): Coverage of the Jan. 6 committee hearings. Separate coverage also on CBS, NBC, CNN, MSNBC.
• “Accused: Guilty or Innocent?” (A&E): A fight turns deadly when an 18-year-old is killed by a gunshot to the chest; Eyewitnesses claim a 16-year-old pulled the trigger, but he insists he’s innocent.
• “Shark Attack Files” (NGC): Investigating to find if there is a connection between shipwrecks and shark attacks.
BS MUSIC NOTES:
• The Chainsmokers – have booked a gig in space. They’ve signed on to get into a pressurized capsule tethered to a stratospheric balloon in 2024, and perform 20 miles above the Earth. It will make Drew Taggart and Alex Pall the first musical artists to perform at the edge of space, according to fledgling space tourism company World View.
• Justin Bieber — will resume his “Justice” world tour on July 31, after his diagnosis of Ramsay Hunt syndrome forced him to postpone a number of North American dates last month. His tour, which has 75 scheduled dates, will resume at the Lucca Summer Festival in Italy. No word yet on possible rescheduled North American dates.
• Elton John – says women are making the best music these days. Known for keeping his finger on the pulse of current artists, he said: “It’s so great to see Nova Twins, Wet Leg, Let’s Eat Grandma, The Linda Lindas, Haim, and all these girls rocking out and making the best music…It’s a breath of fresh air, because it comes from innocence and pure joy and that, for me, is what music is about.”
• Scorpions – 74-year-old singer Klaus Meine doesn’t see the band retiring any time soon. When asked about the possibility of packing it in, he told a music journalist: “We played almost 30 shows now this year after 2 years break because of the pandemic…it looks like there’s plenty of gas in the tank. It feels good.” The group announced a farewell in 2010 that never quite took hold.
• Queen — Brian May and Roger Taylor say that they are “humbled and honored” to have made history as Queen has become the first artist to have an album pass the 7 million ‘sales’ mark in the UK. The group’s 1981 “Greatest Hits” collection has spent over 1000 weeks on the UK charts, and has now edged pass 7 million ‘sales’, through a combination of physical sales, downloads and streams.
• Miranda Lambert – has dropped the new single ‘Strange’, the second from her latest album “Palomino”. She calls the song “permission to just let go for a sec.” Her goal was for the chorus to “lift – literally and emotionally – and go into a happy place”. LINK: https://tinyurl.com/45j4pey9
• Little Big Town – have announced their next album “Mr. Sun”, will come out Sept. 16. It will include previously-released song like the group’s current single ‘Hell Yeah’, and ‘All Summer’. There’s also plenty of unheard new music in the 16-song tracklist, including ‘Rain Man’, which drops tomorrow. LINK: https://tinyurl.com/38j8ht75
• Keith Urban — fans in Cincinnati got a big surprise during his set there on Sat. Rising star Breland hopped onstage with Urban for the first-ever live performance of ‘Out the Cage’, a tune they wrote and recorded together. A clip Urban posted to his social media shows Breland dancing his way around the stage as the crowd roars along. LINK: https://tinyurl.com/5xu6cb4z
SHOOTING THE BULL
More than 7 in 10 (73%) of us want to increase their physical activity to keep up with their children. A recent study polled 2,000 U.S. adults to see how they’re staying active as their routines and lifestyles have undergone drastic change over the past 2 years. Only about half of respondents (51%) said they can touch their toes without straining. The good news is that people are looking to change their habits, with 70% making more of an effort to be physically active now than at the start of the pandemic. Conducted by OnePoll, the survey found that 42% struggle to stay physically active during the day. Lack of motivation (39%), and injuries (30%) are among the hurdles at the top of the list. However, the biggest obstacle is joint pain and arthritis (42%). The average person reports taking only 3,800 steps per day, roughly one-third of the recommended 10,000.
(Obviously some people don’t have children that require us to chase them all over the house ALL DAY LONG, like some of us!)
(Touch my toes? I’d be happy if I could just see ‘em!)
MORE TECH TALK:
➢ Multitaskers everywhere can rejoice, because YouTube is going to allow you to do other things on your phone while still watching videos. We’ve all had that moment where we’re trying to watch a video while attempting to text at the same time. The problem is…when one door, opens, another does not. Those days are officially over, thanks to the new picture-in-picture mode that will allow users to watch videos in a floating window while performing other activities on the iPhone or iPad. YouTube made the announcement on Twitter, saying the feature is “slowly rolling out for YouTube on iPhone & iPad”, and just like on Android, it will be available to premium members worldwide and non-premium users in the US for non-music related videos. (Your move, Insta!)
➢ A new patent shows that Apple has been working on adding lasers to a future iPhone, and to Apple Watch. What for? Well, it’s not a new personal weaponry system, but it’s pretty exciting and could add some extraordinary features to your electronics. Horizontal Cavity Surface-Emitting Lasers could be used for functions such as biometrics, refining the capabilities of Face ID or Touch ID, and perhaps leading to the return of Touch ID to future iPhones. But they could also be used for the detection of particulate matter, enabling your device to report air quality, when used “in combination with a photodetector,” according to the patent. It is also possible the laser system could be used with fitness apps to help pursue wellness goals, and in conjunction with a device’s camera or gaming apps. (Real lasers in video games? And you thought those birds were angry BEFORE!)
For the second year in a row, an eatery in the Danish capital of Copenhagen named the best on the planet at the World’s 50 Best Restaurants awards. “Geranium” serves a meat-free, seasonally based Scandi menu in the unusual environs of the 8th floor of Denmark’s national soccer stadium. It’s open just 4 days a week, a choice made by head chef Rasmus Kofoed and co-owner Søren Ledet in order to maintain a work-life balance. According to TheWorlds50Best.com , Kofoed “has an intuitive ability to put together truly stunning dishes that make the most of colour, empty space and accurate volume of ingredients, creating synergy between flavour, aestheticism and a sense of flow that runs throughout the menu.” Geranium’s Copenhagen neighbor Noma was last year’s winner. The rest of the 2022 top-5:
2. Central (Lima, Peru) *Best Restaurant in South America*
3. Disfrutar (Barcelona, Spain)
4. Diverxo (Madrid, Spain)
5. Pujol (Mexico City, Mexico) *Best Restaurant in North America*
(Meat-free? Well, I didn’t exactly expect a place called “Geranium” to specialize in chicken and ribs!)
(I’m more accustomed to the type of place where the waiter comes to your table and asks: “Is anything OK?”)
REAL (BUT NOT LIKELY TRUE) TABLOID NEWSPSPER HEADLINES:
➠ Man Reincarnated as Himself
➠ Man Takes Out Restraining Order Against Himself
➠ Prune Juice Makes You Stupid
➠ Nebraska Doesn’t Exist, Says Author
➠ New Study Says “Stitch in Time” Saves Only 8
➠ Grim Reaper to Retire – People Will Live Forever!
➠ Jungle Tribe Worships Jay Leno’s Chin
➠ Aliens Travel to Earth for Chinese Food
➠ Mr. Rogers’ Ghost Terrorizing Children!
➠ Massive Loch Ness Monster Fart Swamps Tourist Boat
DID YOU KNOW?
A Canadian couple, both 100 years old, celebrated their 80th wedding anniversary last week. Lifelong love birds Charlie and Annie Muise celebrated with a party at their daughter’s place, then returned home to the house they bought together 75 years ago — for $2,000 — in Yarmouth County, near the southern tip of Nova Scotia. The couple were wed on July 13, 1942. (To put that in perspective, that’s the same day Harrison Ford was BORN!)
BS CHRONOMETER 07.21.22
TODAY’S BS REASONS TO PARTY . . .
• “Junk Food Day”. If your health wasn’t a factor, which junk food would you chow down on every chance you got: Burgers, Pizza, Hot Dogs, Tacos, Fries, Chocolate? (All of the above?)
• “Tug-of-War Day”, an annual celebration of the sport in which 2 teams hold opposite ends of a large rope and attempt to pull the other towards them in order to win. The spectacle has an ancient history all over the world. (And works best if there’s a mudpit in the middle!)
• “Legal Drinking Age Day” so if you’re 21, 19, or 18 depending on where you are… Cheers! Because it’s 5 o’clock somewhere!
• “No Pet Store Puppies Day”, initiated by the SPCA to educate the public about the connection between pet stores and ‘puppy mills’, commercial dog breeding facilities where the emphasis in on profit, not animal welfare.
• “Get to Know Your Customers Day”, celebrated on the 3rd Thurs. of every 3rd month, it serves as a chance to strengthen the relationships between between businesses and their customers. Customers who feel they are known by those where they shop are more likely to return (…on the 3rd Thurs. of every 3rd month…).
• “Invite an Alien to Live with You Day”, celebrating “Mork & Mindy”, the TV show that starred Pam Dawber as ‘Mindy’ and Robin Williams as ‘Mork’, an alien from the planet Ork, whom Mindy invited to live with her. The day takes place on the late Robin Williams’ birthday (1951-2014).
COMING UP . . .
[Fri] Hammock Day
[Fri] Spoonerism Day
This Month is…Plastic Free July
This Month is…Lasagna Awareness Month
TODAY’S CELEBIRTHDAYS . . .
1948  Cat Stevens (Yusef Islam, Steven Georgiou), London England, folk-pop singer (‘Wild World’, ‘Peace Train’, ‘Morning Has Broken’)/Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2014
1957  Jon Lovitz, Tarzana CA, movie actor (“A League of Their Own”, “Grown Ups 2″)/TV comic (“Saturday Night Live” 1985-90)/Voice Actor (“The Critic” 1994-95″)
1962  Lee Aaron (Karen Greening), Belleville ON, rock-jazz singer (‘Whatcha do to My Body’, ‘Metal Queen’)
1970  Alysia Reiner, Gainesville FL, TV actress (‘Natalie Figueroa’ on “Orange Is the New Black” 2013-19)
1972  Paul Brandt (Belobersycky), Calgary AB, country singer (‘Get a Bed’, ‘I Do’)
1978  Josh Hartnett, San Francisco CA, TV actor (“Penny Dreadful” 2014-16)/movie actor (“Pearl Harbor”, “Black Hawk Down”) COMING UP…“Oppenheimer”, 2023
1978  Brad Mates, Grande Prairie AB, country singer (Emerson Drive-‘Who We Are’, ‘Moments’)
1986  Betty Gilpin, New York City NY, TV actress (“GLOW” 2017-19, “Nurse Jackie” 2013-15)
1989  Juno Temple, London England, movie actress (“Atonement”, “Maleficent”, “The Dark Knight Rises”)
THIS DAY IN SHOW BIZ . . .
2007  “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows”, the final book in the series by J. K. Rowling is published, selling 11 million copies in 24 hours
2019  Marvel announces 10 new superhero films at Comic Con, including “Blade” with Mahershala Ali, Natalie Portman as a female ‘Thor’ and the first Asian American superhero film “Shang-Chi”
TODAY’S MUSIC EVENTS . . .
1987  Guns ‘n Roses release their monster debut album “Appetite For Destruction” (over 30 million sold)
1990  Roger Waters stages a production of “The Wall” at the former site of the Berlin Wall to commemorate its fall 8 months earlier. Van Morrison, The Band, Sinead O’Connor, Bryan Adams, Phil Collins, Cyndi Lauper, German band Scorpions, and others take part
TODAY’S FIRST . . .
2013  Kenyan-born Brit cyclist Chris Froome wins the title in his first time competing in the Tour de France (also wins in 2015, 2016 and 2017)
TODAY’S LAST . . .
2011  NASA’s Space Shuttle program ends with the landing of the shuttle “Atlantis”
TODAY’S RECORD . . .
2012  After 5 years, Turkish adventurer Erden Eruç completes the only solo human-powered circumnavigation of the world (hiking, using rowboats, kayaks, bicycles, etc.)
BS WHACK FACTS:
• The sound from a human yell would take 3½ hours to travel from New York to San Francisco.
• A man once survived on pizza alone for 25 years.
• The longest-ever wedding veil was the same length as 63.5 football fields.
• “E” is the most common letter, appearing in 11% of all English words.
• Pringles aren’t actually potato chips, and can’t be labelled as such, because they aren’t made of thinly-sliced potatoes, but dehydrated potato flakes.
• You inhale about 700,000 of your own skin flakes daily.
Best of BS . . .
BS STUPID QUESTIONS FOR ASTRONAUTS:
• How do you make sure you’re not going to hit anything before you make the jump to light speed?
• Can you bring me back that balloon I lost when I was 5? It’s red.
• Do you have to wear a suit to work?
• If you diet in space, do you lose weightless?
• It’s not really cheese, right?
• Does anyone call you Maurice or just Space Cowboy?
• What do you call it when you moon the Earth while on the moon?
• Why is it dark in space when the sun is right there?
• How’s Uranus?
-Twitter, first published in BS in 2017
TODAY’S SCOOP OF BS:
➠ A Florida man landed a small plane on a 4-lane North Carolina road, missing cars and power lines as he touched down. (He was immediately hired by Delta!)
➠ A Georgia man was arrested after getting stuck in a vent while trying to break into a pizza parlor. He’ll have multiple court appearances, serve jail-time and is expected to pay some heavy fines. (They call this: “The Domino Effect”.)
➠ I’m sure you’ve heard that Ben Affleck and J-Lo got married over the weekend. (It’s so nice to see a vain womanizing self-centered guy catch a break for once!)
➠ Comic-Con San Diego begins today. (Comic-Con is always full of geeks AND nerds. Here’s the difference between a “geek” and a “nerd”: A geek giggles when he hears the word “boobie.” A nerd snickers…)
➠ A Florida woman was interrupted when an iguana popped its head out of her toilet. (Usually when a reptile is found in a toilet, it’s a Turd-le!
BS WEB GOODIE:
Possibly in the wrong line of work: https://tinyurl.com/yc24nkhn
BS RANDOM JOKE:
I love my wife no matter what she does…but why does she have to do so much of it?
BS PHONE STARTER:
What time period do you wish you were born in? Why?
BS WATER COOLER QUESTION:
Question: 36% of us order THIS at restaurants because we almost never make it at home. What is it?
Answer: A salad
BS DEEP THOUGHT:
Everything you want is on the other side of fear.