Friday, July 22, 2022 – Edition #7278
Our Sheet Don’t Stink!
BS SHOW BIZ BUZZ:
★ Ricky Martin has won his case against his nephew who accused him of having a sexual relationship and then harassing him afterward — or to be more accurate, his 21-year-old nephew withdrew his claim. Reportedly, Martin showed up for his scheduled Puerto Rico court appearance on Zoom, and, according to his legal team: “Just as we had anticipated, the temporary protection order was not extended by the court. The accuser confirmed to the court that his decision to dismiss the matter was his alone, without any outside influence or pressure…We are glad that our client saw justice done and can now move forward with his life and his career.” The unnamed nephew had claimed he and Martin had a 7-month sexual affair — and after it ended, Martin began stalking and harassing him. Martin strongly denied the allegations, and his legal team said the nephew suffers from mental issues.
★ We’ve got some new details on “Bridgerton” season 3 – as well as word on some new cast members. The Netflix show has added Daniel Francis (“Stay Close”), Sam Phillips (“The Crown”), and James Phoon (“Wreck”) to its Season 3 cast as filming begins in London. Francis plays ‘Marcus Anderson’, a charismatic presence who lights up any room he enters. Phillips plays ‘Lord Debling’, a genial lord with unusual interests, and Phoon plays ‘Harry Dankworth’; what he lacks in wit and intelligence, he more than makes up for with serious good looks. Season 3 finds Penelope as she’s finally given up her crush on Colin. Now, she’s focusing on finding a husband who will respect her independence so she can continue her double life as ‘Lady Whistledown’. Meanwhile, Colin is back from his summer travels with a new look and major swagger, but is sad to learn that Penelope, is giving him the cold shoulder. Eager to win back her friendship, he decides to help Penelope attract the perfect husband. LINK: https://youtu.be/V5gfqZkC2DA
★ The official trailer for the first “Game Of Thrones” sequel, “House Of The Dragon”, has arrived! House of the Dragon will mark an action-packed return to Westeros when it premieres on HBO Max on August 21, and that fact is made abundantly clear in the new, official sneak peak. The Iron Throne will soon seat a new Targaryen, but blood will be shed before a decision is made. The prequel series, set 200 years before Game of Thrones, will explore the battle between ‘Daemon Targaryen’ and ‘Rhaenyra Targaryen’, with the victor emerging as the new ruler. Starring in the series are a number of big names including Emma D’Arcy, Matt Smith, Olivia Cooke and Paddy Considine. LINK: https://tinyurl.com/y5b28h9u
(***CAUTION – preview***) ★ “Friends” actress Lisa Kudrow was apparently disturbed by her son’s reaction to her role in the hit sitcom, saying this week that it felt “demeaning.” During an interview with Seth Meyers on his show, Kudrow said her 24-year-old son, Julian Murray Stern, was surprised by the humor in Friends. Kudrow said: “He was impressed. He goes, ‘It’s actually really funny”. But he seemed to be more bowled over by other members of the cast. Kudrow went on to describe her son’s reaction, quoting him as saying: “‘The guys are so funny.’ And he’s like, ‘No, I mean, you’re funny, too.’ And never in my life have I wanted to tell my own kid, like, ‘F you!’” Kudrow said that she didn’t actually say the word — but she did think it.
TODAY’S SHOW BIZ SKED:
• “The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon” (NBC/CTV): Elizabeth Olsen, Gaten Matarazzo, Samantha Ruddy, Mark Normand (R)
• “Late Night with Seth Meyers” (NBC/CTV): Wanda Sykes, Kesha, Patrick Radden Keefe, Jonathan Ulman (R)
• “The Late Late Show with James Corden” (CBS/CTV): Benedict Cumberbatch, Elizabeth Olsen, Tom Walker (R)
• “The View” (ABC/CTV): Eva Longoria, Olivia Goncalves, Diana Maria Riva, guest co-host Lindsey Granger
• “The Talk” (CBS): Hannah Waddingham, guest co-hosts Leslie Jordan & Nischelle Turner
• “Live with Kelly and Ryan” (ABC/CTV): Monica Mangin
• “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” (NBC/CTV): Michael Keaton (R)
• “The Kelly Clarkson Show” (Check local listings): Amanda Seyfried, Kyle MacLachlan, Rhett & Link, Jon Pardi (R)
• “The Drew Barrymore Show” (Check local listings): Robin Thede, Patricia Arquette (R)
• “American Ninja Warrior” NBC): The semifinals begin in LA, where the ninjas face up to 10 challenging obstacles, including, for the first time, Kaleidoscope, Ghost Town and Spin Zone.
• “Blood & Treasure” (CBS): Season 2 premiere. As Danny and Lexi finish tracking down the last of Farouk’s black-market antiquities, their future plans are derailed when the Vatican is attacked by terrorists; a person from Danny’s past returns.
• “Cesar Millan: Better Human Better Dog” (DSC): Season 2 premiere. Cesar rehabs an aggressive Rhodesian ridgeback and an anxious mini schnauzer.
• “Say Yes to the Dress” (TLC): Emerald tries to convince her wedding-planner mom to let her double her dress budget; Elaina is back for her fitting with her sister, a diva with a capital D.
• “Murdered by Morning” (OXYGEN): Three friends descend on the French Quarter in 2009 looking for a fun night out — and it ends up being their last.
• “Love & Marriage: DC” (OWN): Monique and Chris and other power couples navigate their business and personal lives against the backdrop of the D.C./Virginia/Maryland area.
• “Jackass Shark Week 2.0” (DSC): Shark Week begins today. After sending the guys on a terrifying Shark Week mission last year, this time Johnny Knoxville is joining them.
• “Great White Battleground” (DSC): “Sharkologist” Michelle Jewel believes the leaping great whites of South Africa do more than just hunt; She wants to prove they are actually breaching to communicate with each other.
• “Celebrity Family Feud” (ABC): The cast of “High School Musical: The Musical: The Series” compete against the cast of “Never Have I Ever”; Ron Funches competes against Meagan Good.
BS MUSIC NOTES:
• Camila Cabello – tested positive for COVID-19, but in a TikTok video shared Monday, she showed how she’s making the best of the situation. The vid, captioned “I got the rona,” opens with Cabello lying in bed with a smile on her face. A remix of Pitbull’s ‘Watagatapitusberry’ begins playing, and she immediately sticks her tongue out and starts rocking to the beat. LINK: https://tinyurl.com/4den2ds8
• Taylor Swift – Her music video for ‘Blank Space’ has hit 3 billion views on YouTube. The 2014 #1 hit is her second video to reach that milestone, following ‘Shake it Off’. Meanwhile Imagine Dragons’ video for ‘Demons’ has hit the 1 billion view mark.
• The Cult – frontman Ian Astbury took on the role of peacemaker during Tuesday’s gig at a Washington DC club. YouTube footage shows an angry Astbury jumping off-stage during the group’s performance to admonish an audience member who allegedly had another fan in a chokehold. After breaking up the scuffle, Astbury can been hugging a man, and giving a second man a piece of his mind. LINK: https://tinyurl.com/y5p2j4dr
• Duran Duran – and Black Sabbath’s Tony Iommi are among the names set to appear at the opening ceremony the Commonwealth Games. This year’s games take place in Birmingham, England, the hometown of both groups. The opening ceremony will be held July 28 in the city’s Alexander Stadium.
• Aerosmith — Joe Perry says things are still somewhat up in the air regarding plans for the band’s 50th anniversary. He says their planned Fenway Park show in Sept., is “a good time to kick it off”, and the group is also working on a box set that “hits on every decade and some videos to go along with it.”
• Parker McCollum – finally let fans hear a bit of his new song ‘Handle on You’. On socials, he has been teasing that he has a new song coming, and this week, he finally gave fans a listen by sharing a snippet of the chorus. The song will drop “Soon”. LINK: https://tinyurl.com/2ttz5t8s
• LoCash – will appear on ABC’s “Good Morning America” Aug 2, and they’re bringing Mike Love and Bruce Johnston of The Beach Boys with them. The 2 acts will deliver the national TV premiere of LoCash’s new song ‘Beach Boys’, as well as a rendition of The Beach Boys’ 1988 hit ‘Kokomo’.
• Shania Twain – the documentary detailing her incredible journey from humble beginnings to country music superstardom, “Shania Twain: Not Just a Girl” will be available to stream on Netflix beginning July 26. The film includes interviews with Lionel Richie, Diplo, Avril Lavigne, Kelsea Ballerini and more.
SHOOTING THE BULL
TODAY’S MOVIE OPENINGS:
• “Nope” (R, Horror-Mystery): Caretakers at a California horse ranch encounter a mysterious force that affects human and animal behavior. (Daniel Kaluuya, Keke Palmer, Steven Yeun, Barbie Ferreira)
• “How to Please a Woman” (Drama-Comedy – Limited): When her all-male house-cleaning business gets out of control, a mature woman must embrace her own sexuality, if she is to make a new life for herself. (Sally Phillips, Erik Thomson, Alexander England, Caroline Brazier)
• “Alone Together” (R, Drama-Romance – Limited): Two strangers embroiled in bad relationships wind up in the same upstate New York Airbnb. (Katie Holmes, Jim Sturgess, Derek Luke)
STAY 5 BEERS SHORT OF A 6-PACK:
I love the sound of this: Drink up to cool down. Generally speaking, the consumption of alcohol on a hot day isn’t recommended by doctors, but in the midst of an international heat wave, one physician on Twitter is claiming that beer can help with hydration. But we’re not talking about an all-afternoon bender while sitting on a lawn chair under the blazing sun. Dr. Ellie Mackin Roberts sparked a now-viral debate when she recently tweeted 10 steps to help beat the heat. Tip #9 is: “If you are dehydrated (and an adult, and able to do so) drink a half a pint of beer (inc. alcohol free!) then move straight onto water (or a sports drink or cordial if you don’t like water).” Followers quickly responded, questioning how beer could ever be helpful in trying to avoid dehydration. From there, Dr. Stuart Galloway, of the University of Stirling backed Roberts up, explaining that beer contains electrolytes, sugar and salt, which helps the body retain fluid, rather than it going straight through. He says if a small amount of beer is consumed, it can be part of a plan to stay hydrated. He hastens to point out that more than one or 2 servings will lead to dehydration. So, make sure you remember to switch to water or sports drinks…and also stay away from hot coffee and tea. LINK: https://tinyurl.com/yms823rc
(And once more, I’ll say it: Beer – is there anything it CAN’T do?)
(So, what you’re telling me is I CAN go fishing, but only for a few minutes?)
Following yesterday’s “National Junk Food Day”, an Ontario candy company is looking to hire a ‘chief candy officer,’ and the position could come with a sweet salary. Mississauga, ON-based confectionary Candy Funhouse is hiring for the full-time position, which can be worked remotely and pays up to $100,000 a year. And what, exactly, does a chief candy officer do? Candy Funhouse says the successful candidate will be responsible for sourcing new products, leading ‘candy board’ meetings, and occupying the role of head candy taster. The company indicated it’s looking for a “real candy fanatic” with a sweet tooth who has “chocolate flowing through their veins”. Anyone over the age of 5 living in North America can apply, and no prior experience is required. Apply here: https://candyfunhouse.ca/pages/careers
(Man! I hope they offer dental!)
(Oh, wait. One more requirement: Insulin!)
NEWS OF THE WEIRD:
➢ A Missouri man is suing Bass Pro Shops because he says it is refusing to honor its lifetime warranty on socks. Kent Slaughter of Springfield said that after almost a decade of exchanging his “Redhead Lifetime Guarantee All-Purpose Wool Socks” every time they wore out, the outdoor recreation equipment chain changed its policy in 2021. Instead of getting another 4 pairs with lifetime warranties, Slaughter says in his class-action suit that he given socks that only carried a 60-day warranty. The lawsuit said Bass Pro is misrepresenting the socks in its ads because it says they are “The last sock you’ll ever need to buy”. (The company has a right to change its sock warranty. But obviously this guy is not familiar with any concept involving the words “change” and “socks”!)
➢ Authorities in California recently received numerous 911 calls from worried drivers. On the side of Highway 101 was a very strange sight, which prompted the San Luis Obispo Police Department to post on its Facebook page: “Yep, it’s a coffin. Yep, it was on Santa Rosa near Walnut yesterday and yep, it’s never been occupied.” So why was there an empty casket on a busy freeway? Apparently, it had been found abandoned outside a building, and a member of the transient population decided to push it to a swap meet to sell it. She was taking a break when police found the coffin on the side of the road. It eventually wound up at its destination. No word on whether it was sold. (Man! What’s someone gotta do around here to be able to take a “rest in peace”?)
DID YOU KNOW?
Quidditch, a sport created for the fictional world of Harry Potter before spreading to US college campuses, is changing its name to quadball. In December, 2 of the sport’s major governing bodies, US Quidditch and Major League Quidditch, said they were considering a name change due to “sponsorship and broadcast opportunities” that had been lost because Warner Bros, which produces the ‘Harry Potter’ film series, owns the copyright for the sport’s present name. But this week, another of the sport’s governing bodies, the International Quidditch Association, cited JK Rowling’s “anti-trans positions” as a reason for the change. The Harry Potter author has been accused of being transphobic, an allegation she denies.
BS CHRONOMETER 07.22.22
TODAY’S BS REASONS TO PARTY . . .
• “Hammock Day”, honoring the most relaxing thing you can have in your backyard. It’s the perfect excuse to slow down and chill during the ‘Dog Days of Summer’. (And keep your “banana hammock” jokes to yourself!)
• “Summer Leisure Day”, for an idea of how to observe it, see “Hammock Day”. (Or, why not spend your leisurely day arguing with someone about the proper pronunciation of ‘leisure’?)
• “Ratcatcher’s Day”, observed on the anniversary of the fabled ‘Pied Piper of Hamelin’ (Germany) piping the town’s rats into the Weser River in 1376.
• “Spooner’s Day”, honoring the 1844 birth of William Archibald Spooner in London England, who accidentally invented ‘spoonerisms’ – slips of the tongue like ‘queer old dean’ instead of ‘dear old queen’ or ‘blushing crow’ for ‘crushing blow’. (Now you’re just pit-nicking…)
• “Lion’s Share Day”, A “lion’s share” is an idiom meaning “the largest part of something divided amongst others.” The expression comes from one of Aesop’s fables, where a lion asks animals to help him hunt, and afterwards tells them why he should get to keep all parts of the spoils.
• “Pi Approximation Day”, today’s date, written in the date/month format, is 22/7. That’s an approximate value for pi. Don’t confuse today with Pi Day, observed on March 14th. (Any chance a nerd came up with this?)
• “Mango Day”, there’s an international mango festival that has been held in Delhi, India annually since 1987. Fun facts about mangos:
-20 million tons of mangos are grown annually.
-They are related to cashews and pistachios.
-A mango provides 100% of your daily vitamin C requirement.
-In India, a basket of mangos is considered a gesture of friendship.
-Mango trees can grow as tall as 100 feet!
-Most of the mangos sold in the US come from Mexico, Peru, Ecuador, Brazil, Guatemala, and Haiti.
-There are also mango festivals held in Canada, Jamaica, the Philippines, and the USA.
• “Hot Enough For Ya? Day”, when it should be legal throw a water balloon at anyone who asks you that overused, plain-as-the-end-of-your-sweat-dripping-nose question. (For maximum effect, the word “for” should be pronounced “fer”)
• “Vanilla Ice Cream Day”, celebrating the favorite ice cream flavor of the masses … by far. (I have a lactose intolerant friend who sells ice cream for a living — He can’t take it, but he can dish it out!)
• “Gorgeous Grandma Day”, everybody thinks that their grandma is gorgeous – so what could be better than an entire day devoted to acknowledging that fact? Mother’s Day and Father’s Day are well known, so Gorgeous Grandma Day is a natural progression.
• “International Yada, Yada, Yada Day”, “Yada yada yada” is the phrase used as a way of skipping over uninteresting and/or irrelevant details. Comedian Lenny Bruce used it, and there are records of it being used in 1940s vaudeville. But it was in the 1990s, in the TV show “Seinfeld”, that “yada yada yada” really became a ubiquitous catchphrase. “The Yada Yada” was the name of the 153rd episode of the sitcom.
• “Peanut Butter and Chocolate Day”, they’ve been an undeniably necessary combination since each met the other. Whether you’re drooling over Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups or nomming down on delicious peanut butter and chocolate ice cream, this is a combination that is guaranteed to make your mouth happy.
• “Cousins Day”, to honor cousins who are living and pay homage to those who aren’t. (You might as well enjoy them, because you’re stuck with them, and there’s nothing you can do about it!)
• “Drive-Thru Day”, honoring the businesses that allow you to shop without leaving your vehicle. There are drive-thru banks, coffee shops, fast-food restaurants, florists, ice cream bars, liquor stores, marriage chapels (Las Vegas), and pharmacies. What’s the weirdest you’ve seen? Ours is a funeral home.
• “Tell an Old Joke Day”, a good excuse to dust off your best chicken-crossing-the-road zinger (***and ask listeners for their best jokes … but only if they’re under 5-years-old***) What do you call a bear with no teeth? A gummy bear! What do you call cheese that isn’t yours? Nacho cheese!
• “Tequila Day”, celebrating Mexico’s national booze that’s becoming increasingly popular in other drinks beside margaritas. But we still like it the old-fashioned way – a little salt, a slice of lime and … ay caramba!
• “Amelia Earhart Day”, honoring the famous aviation pioneer who was born on this date in 1897. During an attempt to make a circumnavigational flight of the globe in 1937, she disappeared over the Pacific Ocean. Theories and conspiracies still exist about the cause of her disappearance.
TODAY’S CELEBIRTHDAYS . . .
1934  Louise Fletcher, Birmingham AL, movie actress (Best Actress Oscar for her role as ‘Nurse Ratched’ in “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest”)/TV actress (“Star Trek: Deep Space Nine” 1993–1999)
1946  Danny Glover, San Francisco CA, movie actor (“Lethal Weapon” films, “The Color Purple”)
1947  Albert Brooks (Einstein), Beverly Hills CA, comedian/movie actor (“Finding Nemo”, “Broadcast News”)
1947  Don Henley, Linden TX, classic rock singer-drummer (‘The Boys of Summer’, Eagles-‘Hotel California’)
1955  Willem Dafoe, Appleton WI, movie actor (“The Grand Budapest Hotel”, ‘Green Goblin’ in “Spider-Man” films) COMING UP…“Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom”, 2023
1961  Keith Sweat, Harlem NY, R&B-new jack swing singer (‘I’ll Give All My Love to You’, ‘Twisted’)
1964  John Leguizamo, Bogota Colombia, movie actor (“Moulin Rouge!”, “Spawn”)/TV actor (“ER”)
1964  David Spade, Birmingham MI, movie actor (“Joe Dirt”, “Grown Ups”)/TV actor (Saturday Night Live” 1990-95)
1989  Keegan Allen, Gold Hill OR, TV actor (‘Toby Cavanaugh’ on “Pretty Little Liars” 2010-17)
1992  Selena Gomez, Grand Prairie TX, pop singer (‘Hands to Myself’, ‘The Heart Wants What It Wants’)/movie actress (“Spring Breakers”, “The Muppets”)
2013  Prince George (George Alexander Lewis), London UK, British royal (First son of Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge)/third in line to the throne after his grandfather and his father
SATURDAY- Woody Harrelson (“Cheers”) is 61; Slash (Guns N’ Roses) is 57; Alison Krauss (w/Robert Plant-‘Gone, Gone, Gone’) is 51; Marlon Wayans (“Scary Movie” franchise) is 50; Former White House intern Monica Lewinsky is 49; Michelle Williams (Destiny’s Child) is 42; Paul Wesley (“The Vampire Diaries”) is 40; Daniel Radcliffe (“Harry Potter” films) is 33; Neil Perry (The Band Perry) is 32
SUNDAY- Michael Richards (“Seinfeld”) is 73; Lynda Carter (“Wonder Woman”) is 71; Retired MLB slugger Barry Bonds is 58; Kristin Chenoweth (“The West Wing”) is 54; Jennifer Lopez [Affleck] (‘Jenny From the Block’) is 53; Rose Byrne (“Bridesmaids”) is 43; Elisabeth Moss (“The Handmaid’s Tale”) is 40; Anna Paquin (“True Blood”) is 39; Bindi Irwin (“Crikey! It’s the Irwins”) is 24
THIS DAY IN SHOW BIZ . . .
2019  “Avengers: Endgame” becomes the world’s highest-grossing film at $2.8 billion, overtaking “Avatar.” (Not so fast…a Chinese re-release saw Avatar retake the top spot in March, 2021)
TODAY’S MUSIC EVENTS . . .
1999  Woodstock ‘99 music festival begins at Griffiss Park, Rome NY (till the 25th), with performers including Metallica, Creed, Kid Rock, Dave Matthews and Red Hot Chili Peppers. Attended by 400,000, it would end due to violence.
TODAY’S FIRST . . .
2013  A study reveals that dolphins have unique names for one another, much like humans (only they’re all called ‘Ack Ack Ack Ack’).
TODAY’S RECORDS . . .
2001  A 30-year-old New Dehli, India man sets a record by standing still for 24 hours and 1 minute, eclipsing the previous record of 18 hours.
2017  South African golfer Branden Grace records the lowest round for a men’s major championship -62 in the 3rd round at British Open, Royal Birkdale, England.
BS WHACK FACTS:
✓ The English language is said to be one of the happiest languages in the world – the word “happy” is used 3 times more often than the word “sad”.
✓ The word “Goodbye” originally comes from an Old English phrase meaning “god be with you”.
✓ One-quarter of the world’s population speaks at least some English.
✓ Some English words exist only in plural form, such as glasses, binoculars, scissors, tongs and pants.
✓ The word “swims” is still “swims” when turned upside down.
✓ Ironically, the most commonly misused word in the English language is “ironic”.
Best of BS . . .
BS THIS WEEKEND, DO NOT UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES, DRINK AND . . .
• Pass out in the sun
• Run with scissors
• Do a eulogy
• Get a tattoo
• Laugh at the same time
• Tell your family what you’ve kept bottled up inside for YEARS!
• Order anything online
• Accept a dare
• Not invite me
-Twitter, first published in BS in 2018
BS SIGNS IT’S BEEN A HOT SUMMER:
• Hot dog vendors dabbing sweat from forehead with open buns.
• Arsonists taking week off to set fires at seashore.
• Chefs placing cool salmon fillets under their arms.
• Only convertibles being used for drive-by shootings.
• Drivers spraying themselves with ‘Pam’ to keep from sticking to car seats.
• Kids using asphalt instead of ‘Play-doh’.
• Before telling you the temp, your thermometer says, “My friend, you better sit down.”
• Heatstroke making you so delirious you find watching golf exciting.
-First published in BS in 1998
BS WEB GOODIE:
The man has a point (sound up): https://tinyurl.com/727vb3rd
BS RANDOM JOKE:
I tell my friends I’m here for them 24/7 — because it sounds better than saying I’m only here for them on July 24…
BS PHONE STARTER:
What’s something that you’re still looking forward to this summer?
BS WATER COOLER QUESTION:
Question: 65% of women have made their partner do THIS before going out. What is it?
Answer: Change their shoes
BS DEEP THOUGHT:
The art of living lies less in eliminating our troubles than growing with them.