Wednesday, July 6, 2022 — Edition: #7266
Sheeters Always Prosper!
BS SHOW BIZ BUZZ:
★ Tom Hanks doesn’t understand why Tim Allen was replaced by Chris Evans as the voice of ‘Buzz Lightyear’ in the new movie “Lightyear”. The Hollywood icon, has a starring role in “Elvis”, which has been competing at the box office against the “Toy Story” spin-off . Lightyear sees Chris Evans take over from Allen as the voice of the legendary character – and Hanks regrets that he didn’t get the chance to go up against his former co-star. Hanks, who voiced ‘Sheriff Woody’ in the Toy Story films, told CinemaBlend: “Actually, I wanted to go head-to-head with Tim Allen and then they didn’t let Tim Allen do it. I don’t understand that.” Allen has criticized Lightyear due to its lack of continuity from the ‘Toy Story’ movies, and was frustrated to be excluded from the project by a “new team” behind the scenes.
★ Winona Ryder and David Harbour’s latest kiss on “Stranger Things” was not scripted. The pair’s characters ‘Joyce Byer’ and ‘Jim Hopper’ shared a steamy planned first kiss earlier in the season, but decided to add a spontaneous second smooch in the season 4 finale. A message on the Stranger Things Twitter account says: “This kiss wasn’t scripted, Winona and David added it on the day of filming.” In the scene, Joyce was struggling with flashbacks to her former boyfriend Bob’s death and Hopper reassured her with a sweet kiss. Speaking previously about the romance between their characters, Harbour said: “The fans, they call it, like, Jopper or something. They all ship this relationship with Hopper and Joyce, and I do too because I feel like they’re two really lonely, lost people that really need each other.”
★ Queen Elizabeth has been cutting back her public appearances for several months — and now her lighter workload is official. The annual report of the monarchy, released last week, revealed that the description of the Queen’s role as head of state had been changed from 13 bulleted points to a less specific description. Additionally, those duties she “must fulfill” have been removed from the list. The quiet move, the first such change in more than a decade, recognizes things have changed for the 96-year-old Queen, who is dealing with ongoing mobility issues. At the conclusion of her Platinum Jubilee, the Queen emphasized that she would continue to serve, but with the support of her family.
★ James Cameron says he may be done directing “Avatar” after the 3rd installment. 13 years after the first film in the series became the highest grossing movie of all time, its first sequel, “Avatar: The Way of Water,” is finally hitting theaters this December. And while the as-yet unnamed third Avatar feature is also wrapped and due in 2024 after being filmed back-to-back with Way of Water, Cameron recently revealed that he is considering handing off the directing reins to another filmmaker for the 4th and 5th installments. Cameron said that the films “are kind of all-consuming” and he has “other things I’m developing as well that are exciting.” For that reason, he’ll want to “pass the baton to a director that I trust to take over”. But one caveat: Cameron concluded by saying: “Or maybe not. I don’t know.”
TODAY’S SHOW BIZ SKED:
• “Jimmy Kimmel Live” (ABC/Global): Jenny Slate, Cooper Raiff, Weezer, guest host Sean Hayes (R)
• “The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon” (NBC/CTV): Maya Rudolph, Emma Chamberlain, Brett Eldredge (R)
• “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” (CBS/Global): Beto O’Rourke, Matilda Lawler (R)
• “Late Night with Seth Meyers” (NBC/CTV): Ken Jeong, Paula Pell, PUP, Derrick Wright (R)
• “The Late Late Show with James Corden” (CBS/CTV): Venus Williams, Zach Braff, Akeem Woods (R)
• “The View” (ABC/CTV): Selma Blair, JoJo Siwa, guest co-host Stephanie Grisham (R)
• “The Talk” (CBS): Lana Condor, guest co-host Robert Horry
• “Live with Kelly and Ryan” (ABC/CTV): Rachel Dratch, Bernadette Peters, Carrie Carrollo
• “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” (NBC/CTV): Paris Hilton, Vontae Johnson, Angel Rice, Lizzy McAlpine (R)
• “The Kelly Clarkson Show” (Check local listings): Tim McGraw, Isabel May, Eliza Coupe, Stephanie Izard (R)
• “The Drew Barrymore Show” (Check local listings): Kristen Bell, Dax Shepard, David Chang, Priya Krishna (R)
• “Big Brother” (CBS): Season 24 premiere
• “The Challenge: USA” (CBS): Series premiere. Fan favorites from reality TV shows compete in grueling mental and physical competitions.
• “Mysteries Decoded” (CW): Season 2 premiere. Private investigator Jennifer Marshall and paranormal researcher Sara Gray travel to Rhode Island and visit the “Conjuring” house to investigate the terrifying mysteries that inspired the supernatural film series.
BS MUSIC NOTES:
• Olivia Rodrigo – Her “Sour” tour arrived in Manchester for a show at the O2 Apollo on Sunday, but afterward, some fans got to see her in a more intimate setting at the city’s Bunny Jacksons bar, where she performed a cover of Natalie Imbruglia’s 1997 hit ‘Torn’ with her band. LINK: https://tinyurl.com/bdfyfy9u
• Post Malone — shared a TikTok showing him playing beer pong with an interesting mix of musicians — Dua Lipa and hardcore band Turnstile. The group hooked up after they all played Roskilde Festival in Denmark. In the vid, which has gone viral with over 500k likes, the rest of the musicians are heard cheering as Malone makes a perfect shot. LINK: https://tinyurl.com/343r8sra
• Aerosmith — Steven Tyler has left rehab and “is doing extremely well and looking forward to being back on stage”, according to a rep. In May, he entered a treatment facility after he relapsed following 10 years of sobriety, less than a month before the group was set to re-launch its Las Vegas residency.
• Journey — has released ‘United We Stand’, the latest single from their upcoming album “Freedom”. It is the 5th song released from Freedom, which arrives on July 8. LINK: https://youtu.be/gLtu5CIAoOQ
• Rolling Stones – In the new BBC documentary series “My Life as a Rolling Stone”, Mick Jagger says that Keith Richards hated ‘Satisfaction’ at first. Quote: “I remember sitting with Keith and writing the song…(manager) Andrew Oldham said, ‘This is like a #1 single — this is great!’ Keith was like, ‘I don’t really like it. It can’t come out as a single.’ And it went to #1 like instantly.”
• Morgan Evans — has been teasing that he’s at work on a new album. Called “The Country & the Coast Side B”, it’ll follow Side A of that project, which he released in late 2021.
• Blake Shelton – Took to Insta on Sunday to share a pic from his one-year anniversary celebration with wife Gwen Stefani. Calling it the best year of his life, he wrote: “Happy anniversary to the woman that makes my world go round.” Stefani also recognized the date, sharing video of their wedding. LINK: https://tinyurl.com/4mb7pxha
• Reba McEntire — is starring in the new Lifetime movie “The Hammer” and she’s very familiar with her co-stars. One of them is Melissa Peterman, who co-starred in the hit 2000s sitcom “Reba”, and co-hosts the “Living & Learning With Reba McEntire” podcast. The other? Rex Linn, Reba’s real-life boyfriend.
SHOOTING THE BULL
FIREWORKS AREN’T ‘GREEN’:
Fireworks cause a drastic drop in air quality that can lead to health risks, according to experts. With major fireworks-themed holidays occurring recently such as the 4th of July in the US and Canada Day (plus, like, every weekend around here in the summertime!), Paul Walsh, Meteorologist and General Manager of BreezoMeter.com is cautioning that “If you happen to be downwind from a big fireworks event, it is very hazardous. He says fireworks release fine particulate matter, which includes something called heavy metals, which you definitely don’t want to inhale.” According to California air quality officials: “Breathing of fine particulate matter can lead to cardiovascular and respiratory health effects such as heart attacks, asthma aggravation, decreased lung function, coughing, or difficulty breathing and may lead to premature death in people with heart or lung disease.” After a large fireworks display, dangerous air quality levels stick around into the afternoon of the next day.
(Which is right around the same time my poor dog usually stops shaking!)
(Now they’re going to be telling us to wear a mask for fireworks, too?)
(Maybe we need to ease up on all the “Ooohs” and “Awwws”?)
A new poll says that planning a wedding today is more difficult than it was for previous generations. A poll of 2,000 people who have recently planned or attended a wedding found that 42% need between 6 months and a year to plan their wedding. Only one in 5 believe they could do it in less than 6 months. The OnePoll survey aimed to determine how today’s weddings mix modern trends with traditional customs. Some other findings:
• 20% believe the practice of a bride wearing a white dress is a dated tradition.
• 19% think that mother-son and father-daughter dances are an outdated tradition.
• 25% think the tradition of the bride not being seen before the ceremony is old-fashioned.
• 23% believe the modern tradition of having more than one Maid of Honor or Best Man is here to stay.
They survey also showed that participants feel the perfect number of wedding guests is 115.
(As long as the “free bar” isn’t considered a dated concept, I’m good to go!)
(More difficult now than it used to be? Ever tried to plan ANYTHING without the internet?)
The nose knows when it comes to sniffing out new friends, according to research. A new study, published in Science Advances, tested the hypothesis that body odor contributes to bonding in pairs of same-sex, non-romantic people. The bottom line? People with similar body odors are indeed likelier to become friends, say the researchers, from Israel’s Weizmann Institute of Science. The lead author said: “The gist is that people who ‘click’ with each other have similar body odor.” The scientists also found that established friends tend to smell more alike than random pairs of strangers. And the team of researchers say they’ve been able to use an electronic nose that maps odor similarities to predict which pairs of strangers would end up bonding during social interactions.
(Or in the case of my teenager, what other kid WOULDN’T want to hang out with a kid who smells like Axe body spray, stale beer and cheeseburgers?)
(Sooo…if I have a close friend who works in “sileage”, what does that say about me?)
AWESOME LIFE HACKS THAT WORK:
➢ Waterproof your shoes: Rub an unscented candle thoroughly against a canvas shoe, and melt it with a hairdryer. The wax will disappear and act as a protective coating.
➢ Cure a sore throat: Bet you never thought of eating marshmallows. The gelatin in marshmallows coats and soothes a sore throat. (If it doesn’t work try s’more!)
➢ Remove ink stains: One word: WD-40. But be careful; it will damage delicate fabrics. (WD-40 isn’t even a word!)
➢ Staticky hair: Take a dryer sheet and stick it to the base of your brush. They can also be used in stinky shoes to remove the smell. (Just be sure to do it in that order…)
➢ Smartphone stand: In a pinch, simply flip a pair of sunglasses upside down. (And commence squinting!)
➢ Check batteries: Drop an alkaline battery from 6 inches on a flat surface, negative side down. If it bounces once (or not at all), it’s good. If it bounces more, it’s dead.
➢ Unclog a toilet: If you don’t have a plunger handy, get a large water or pop bottle and cut off the top. Plunge away!
➢ Express elevator: If you need to get to your floor quickly (and are alone in the elevator), push the close door button and hold it, then push the floor you need to go to. The elevator should ignore all other floors and go right to yours. Note: In some elevators the “door close” button doesn’t work at all and is just a placebo.
DID YOU KNOW?
A county in Florida is under quarantine, but not due to a COVID-19 outbreak. Why? Snails. A population of invasive giant African land snails that can produce up to 2,500 eggs a year has invaded the New Port Richey area of Pasco County. This invasive species poses a health risk to humans because they carry a parasite called rat lungworm, which can cause meningitis. Although Giant African land snails are illegal to own as pets in the US, some exotic pet owners still keep them.
BS CHRONOMETER 07.06.22
TODAY’S BS REASONS TO PARTY . . .
• “Fried Chicken Day”. Don’t know who started it; don’t know why. But then . . . who cares? Dig in! (And they couldn’t have this on a Fry-day?)
• “International Kissing Day”, so presumably this means you can only kiss someone from another country?
• “National Air Traffic Control Day”, more than 14,000 highly trained air traffic control specialists provide a vital public service, guiding pilots, their planes and 12.3 million daily passengers worldwide from taxi to takeoff, through the air and back safely on the ground (Just so we can stand around for a few hours, waiting for our luggage…)
• “Virtually Hug a Virtual Assistant Day”, saluting those living, breathing people who provide vital services to business owners and individuals everywhere from the comfort of their own home.
• “Take Your Webmaster to Lunch Day”, today, you should “Show your appreciation to your webmaster by taking him out for some good food. That way, he/she/it will feel loved and have the energy to fix all of the typos on your site.” (Does this sound like it was written by a webmaster?)
• “Umbrella Cover Day”, celebrating those little sleeves that come on new umbrellas. Made of the same material as the umbrella, people are on the fence about whether they are critical bits of umbrella apparel, or a waste of material. It is this very ambiguity that has inspired a museum of Umbrella Covers (in Maine) and a Guinness World Record (for largest collection -730) LINK: https://www.umbrellacovermuseum.org/
AND REMEMBER . . .
[Thurs] Chocolate Day
[Thurs} Global Forgiveness Day
[Fri] Be a Kid Again Day
[Fri] World Kebab Day
This Month is…Bank Account Bonus Month
This Month is…Disability Pride Month
TODAY’S CELEBIRTHDAYS . . .
1946  George W. Bush (‘Dubya’), New Haven CT, politician (43rd US president 2001-09)/Governor of Texas (1995-2000)/controlling partner of Texas Rangers MLB team (1989-98)
1946  Sylvester Stallone, NYC, movie actor-screenwriter-director (“Rocky”, “Rambo”, and “The Expendables” film series) COMING UP…“Samaritan”, 2022
1948  Peter Mansbridge, London UK, former TV news anchor (CBC’s “The National” 2006-17)
1951  Geoffrey Rush, Toowoomba Australia, movie actor (“The Book Thief”, “The King’s Speech”)
1958  Jennifer Saunders, Sleaford UK, movie actress (“Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie”, “Minions”)/TV actress (“Absolutely Fabulous” 1992-2012)
1975  50 Cent (Curtis Jackson), Queens NY, rapper (‘Candy Shop’, ‘In Da Club’)/movie actor (“Home of the Brave”, “Get Rich or Die Tryin’”)
1979  Kevin Hart, Philadelphia PA, comedian (“Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain”)/movie actor (“Ride Along” films, “Get Hard”) COMING UP…“Borderlands”
1980  Eva Green, Paris France, movie actress (“300: Rise of an Empire”, “Casino Royale”)/TV actress (“Penny Dreadful” 2014-16)
1988  Cody Fern, Southern Cross Australia, TV actor (“American Horror Story” since 2018, “House of Cards”)
THIS DAY IN SHOW BIZ . . .
1994  “Forrest Gump”, starring Tom Hanks, Robin Wright, and Gary Sinise, is released. (Highest-grossing movie of the year, Academy Award for Best Picture, 1995)
TODAY’S MUSIC EVENTS . . .
2019  With 13 weeks at #1, ‘Old Town Road’ by Lil Nas X breaks the record for longest-running hip-hop song on the Hot 100. ‘Lose Yourself’, ‘Boom Boom Pow’ and ‘See You Again’ all had runs of 12 weeks.
2020  Charlie Daniels dies at 83 after suffering a stroke
TODAY’S FIRSTS . . .
2002  Serena Williams defeats older sister Venus to win her first Wimbledon title and second straight Grand Slam tournament
2016  The real-world mobile game “Pokémon Go” is released by Niantic
TODAY’S RECORD . . .
2020  Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes signs the largest contract for an athlete in North American history, a 12-year deal that could end up being worth US$503 million (Lionel Messi’s contract with FC Barcelona is worth $674 million)
BS WHACK FACTS:
✓ It is estimated that it takes 2,000 frowns to cause one wrinkle.
✓ New York City was briefly named “New Orange”.
✓ Stop signs used to be yellow.
✓ Approximately 97% of the vegetable varieties grown in 1900 are now extinct.
✓ Pigs and dogs can taste water; Humans can’t.
✓ Bubble gum was originally called “Blibber-Blubber” gum (1906).
-WhattheFFacts, Best Life
Best of BS . . .
BS BAD STAFF MEETING QUESTIONS:
• Couldn’t we just do this via email?
• Do I need a lawyer?
• You mean everyone EXCEPT me, right?
• Does anyone have some toenail clippers I could borrow?
• What exactly do you mean by “crippling layoffs?”
• Don’t you feel like you’re overpaying us?
• Can you wake me when this is over?
• Can anybody smell that?
• Does anyone know how to get past this level on Bejeweled? I’m stuck!
• Any question that is asked right as the meeting is ending.
-Twitter, first published in BS in 2018
BS FAKE NASA FACTS:
• The moon landing was scheduled during a full moon in order to minimize chances of missing.
• The guy who does the launch countdown gets invited to thousands of New Year’s parties annually.
• When astronauts see a cute girl, they say, “Hubble, hubble.”
• Beyoncé tried to buy Saturn from NASA, saying she liked it because it has a ring on it.
• NASA originally stood for New And Spectacular Anagram
• Alice Kramden was the first woman on the moon.
• Ground Control is still looking for Major Tom.
• Donald Trump tried to build a wall on the moon and get Mars to pay for it.
• Neil Armstrong taught Michael Jackson how to moonwalk.
• What happens on Uranus stays on Uranus.
-Twitter, first published in BS in 2019
(Give contestant the clues, they tell you what all 3 have in common…)
• Bob, Tom, Alley
Answer: They are all cats
• A ball, A fish, A cold
Answer: They are all caught
• A tie, A nervous stomach, A piece of lumber
Answer: They all have knots
BS WEB GOODIE:
Fantastic choreography, tho: https://tinyurl.com/56d668rt
BS RANDOM JOKE:
I think the worst thing about driving a time machine would be your kids in the back moaning “Are we then yet?”
BS PHONE STARTER:
What’s the weirdest food you’ve ever eaten?
BS WATER COOLER QUESTION:
Question: Parents say their kids do THIS 50% more in the summer. What is it?
Answer: Snack, or eat junk food
BS DEEP THOUGHT:
Someone is sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago.