Tuesday, July 26, 2022 – Edition: #7280
Good Morning, Sheetheads!
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BS SHOW BIZ BUZZ:
★ Jason Momoa is OK, and so is the other guy, after he got into an accident with a motorcyclist over the weekend. On Sunday, the 42-year-old actor collided with a biker who crossed over into his lane at a curve in Calabasas, California, according to law enforcement reports. The unnamed motorcyclist made contact with “the left front end” of the Momoa’s car hard enough to fall off their bike. The rider reportedly hit the “Aquaman” star’s car’s windshield and cleared the hood, before managing to land on their feet. Video footage of the crash’s aftermath showed emergency personnel and multiple motorcyclists on the scene, as Momoa appeared to walk away from the incident and back to his vehicle unharmed. The biker was taken to hospital with “minor injuries.” LINK: https://tinyurl.com/2uzx5ucs
★ The National Football League has entered the streaming wars with its own league-branded service. The service, which launched yesterday, is called NFL+, and will offer access to live out-of-market preseason games, live local and primetime regular season and postseason games (on phone and tablet only), live local and national audio for every game, plus NFL Network shows on-demand and NFL Films archives. The service is available in the NFL App for $4.99/month or $39.99/year. NFL+ Premium costs $9.99/month or $79.99/year.
★ “Dancing with the Stars” judge Bruno Tonioli has shared the reason for his decision to quit the British version of the show. The effervescent Italian had appeared as a judge on “Strictly Come Dancing” since its debut in 2004, but was finding it increasingly difficult to juggle shows on either side of the Atlantic and was concerned about the toll it was taking on his health. In an interview, Tonioli revealed he “just couldn’t fly any more.” Tonioli said at one point on the UK show, he “blanked”, and there was a moment where he “did not know where I was or what I was doing.” Tonioli says it’s a miracle that he survived his schedule as long as he did.
★ Jennifer Lopez has some big news to share. Well, some more big news. A week after her surprise Las Vegas wedding to Ben Affleck, the newlywed and birthday girl (who turned 53 on Sunday) is expanding her business empire with the launch of JLo Body by JLo Beauty, and she’s celebrating with a campaign featuring a photo of her in the nude, as well as a shot focused on one of her most famous assets. The debut product offered by JLo Body is a Firm + Flaunt Targeted Booty Balm, priced at $65. Lopez says it’s something she’s been thinking about her “whole life,” having grown up watching her mother’s struggle with cellulite. She says her product can give you a more toned-looking derriere, and it can also be used on your arms, waist and thighs.
TODAY’S SHOW BIZ SKED:
• “Jimmy Kimmel Live” (ABC/Global): Taron Egerton, Kelsea Ballerini, guest host Chelsea Handler (R)
• “The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon” (NBC/CTV): John Krasinski, Regé-Jean Page, Maggie Rogers
• “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” (CBS/Global): Charlamagne Tha God, Brett Gelman
• “Late Night with Seth Meyers” (NBC/CTV): Ethan Hawke, Joel Kim Booster, Iman Vellani, Art Cruz
• ” The Late Late Show with James Corden” (CBS/CTV): Lisa Kudrow, Mira Sorvino, Jimmie Allen (R)
• “Watch What Happens Live” (Bravo): Jeff Lewis, Cynthia Bailey
• “The View” (ABC/CTV): Michael Strahan, guest co-host Alyssa Farah Griffin
• “The Talk” (CBS): Phoebe Robinson
• “Live with Kelly and Ryan” (ABC/CTV): Whitney Cummings, Sarah Drew, Amy Goodman
• “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” (NBC/CTV): Blake Shelton (R)
• “The Kelly Clarkson Show” (Check local listings): Ted Danson, Natasha Rothwell, Ben Rector (R)
• “The Drew Barrymore Show” (Check local listings): Candace Bushnell, Mark Cuban, Pilar Valdes (R)
• “Snake in the Grass” (NBC): Three “Survivor” alums and a “Naked and Afraid” survivalist must dive deep to uncover the Snake.
• “Jaws vs. Kraken” (DSC): Great whites with strange scars believed to be from giant squids have surfaced in the abyss around Guadalupe Island; A team aims to get a glimpse into the battles between the beasts.
• “America’s Got Talent” (NBC): Auditions come to a close as contestants contend for a chance at $1 million.
BS MUSIC NOTES:
• Beyoncé – has finally posted her first TikTok. After joining the platform in December, she shared a compilation of fans dancing and singing along to ‘Break My Soul’, the lead single from her forthcoming album “Renaissance” Cardi B also makes an appearance via a snippet of one her Instagram livestreams where she shouts the lyrics “in case you forgot how we act outside!” LINK: https://tinyurl.com/2dk473wj
• Lil Nas X — shared a series of photos to Twitter in which he channels Marilyn Monroe. He captioned the pics in which he recreates the late actress’ iconic photos of her white dress billowing up as she’s standing over a subway grate: “Marilyn Monteroe”. Montero is his legal first name. LINK: https://tinyurl.com/6u45hvt7
• Red Hot Chili Peppers – have announced they will release their second (double) album of 2022, “Return of The Dream Canteen”, on October 14. It will arrive just 6 months after the release of “Unlimited Love”. Both albums were produced by Rick Rubin, who also oversaw the RHCP classics “Blood Sugar Sex Magik” and “Californication”.
• Deep Purple – guitarist Steve Morse has left the band after 28 years to focus on helping his wife, Janine, who is battling cancer. Simon McBride has been filling in as live guitarist since Morse initially took leave from the group.
• Rage Against the Machine — Tom Morello was accidentally tackled by security during the band’s concert Saturday in Toronto. Video shows a fan sneaking up the side of the stage in an attempt to make a jump into the crowd. As he was about to leap, a security guard intercepted him, but also inadvertently sent Morello tumbling partially into the pit. LINK: https://tinyurl.com/2mz7s3b3
• Scotty McCreery — His song ‘Damn Strait’ has hit #1 on the Billboard country music airplay chart. He says he knew the song felt “different” judging by the reaction it got from audiences. Quote: “I feel like if you love Country Music, you love George Strait. Those two things come together, so, it’s nice to see a lot of folks connect with this one.”
• Old Dominion – During their tour stop in Seattle over the weekend, the group performed another popup show, and took the opportunity to cover hometown heroes Pearl Jam’s 1991 classic ‘Alive’. OD shared: “Pearl Jam has always inspired us in so many ways, so we had to bust this one out in Seattle.” LINK: https://tinyurl.com/yc22ha7x
• Morgan Wallen — stopped his concert in Burgettstown PA on Friday to help a fan who passed out in the crowd. After noticing the crowd trying to get security’s attention, Wallen said: “We got somebody hurt down here. Y’all need some water? He then asked the crowd to make an opening for medical personnel to get to the fan quickly. LINK: https://tinyurl.com/2p868wp5
SHOOTING THE BULL
A self-professed Taco Bell lover is exclusively eating food from the fast-food restaurant for 30 days – and plans to improve his health by doing so. 30-year-old Sam Reid of Lexington VA started his odd odyssey on Sunday, and plans to sample everything on the menu at least once — and some items a lot more than that – by the time he ends his mission on Aug. 22. Reid feels that the Mexican-inspired restaurant has a “relatively healthy or healthy-adjacent menu as compared to some of the other fast-food restaurants.” He started his quest after getting readings for sodium, blood sugar and cholesterol, and will be tested again at the end of the month. He’s also working with a dietician to ask about the types of food he can have on this diet that will help him control his fiber. And, no, he does NOT intend to skip dessert. He says: “I love some Cinnabon Delights.”
(Well, at least we know he’ll get lots of exercise…!)
(I don’t have the heart to break it to this guy, But I did the exact same thing when I was in college – accidentally!)
You know how it goes – you finally get to the end of the workweek, and you sit down in your easy chair that evening, all set to watch that thing that someone at work told you was “awesome” . . . and then you spend about 45 minutes trying to figure out if it’s on Netflix or Amazon or one of those other services with a plus sign in its name. Well, you need “QEWD”. QEWD is a new “search and discovery” app designed to make sense of who is streaming what, by helping users get recommendations from their network of friends, family, and even brands or influencers. And, most importantly, it also connects users with the streaming services where those shows and movies are currently available. QEWD is available now for free on Apple’s App Store and Google Play. It promises to allow users to access all of the services they subscribe to, plus platforms such as YouTube and TikTok, in one central location. It also lets you curate recommendations from other users, then find out where that programming can be accessed. And when movies move from Netflix to Amazon or another service, the links are updated, so you can always find “that thing” you’re looking for.
(Actually, “that thing” I’m looking for is a way to stay awake once I press play!)
(I’d much rather have an app that connects me with the streaming services that I DON’T subscribe to!)
A SECOND 5-SECOND RULE?
If you drop food, will you still eat it? The average person eats food off the floor about 4 times per month. That’s according to a new poll of 2,000 Americans, which found that 44% of us follow the so-called “5 second rule.” That’s the common rule of thumb that says if you drop food on the floor, you have 5 seconds to pick it up and eat it without worrying about cleanliness. What’s more, just over half of people agree that there are some places they are willing to extend the rule to 10 seconds. Where? Their own home (63%), a restaurant (55%), and a hospital or medical facility (55%). But, of course, we all have our limits. Some places where people would never consider eating food off the floor include: bathrooms (60%), public streets or sidewalks (59%), and airports (57%).
(All I can say is that if you’re willing to eat food off the floor at a hospital, it’s a good thing you’re already at the hospital!)
(The 5 second rule isn’t a thing at my place. We’ve got hounds!)
ON THE ROAD YET AGAIN:
A CNN feature story is calling it “Classic Rock’s Farewell Tour”. At arenas and stadiums across the world, never before has such a grizzled group of rock icons graced so many major stages at the same time. The problem? It’s not likely to happen again. Here are the names and ages of some of the music superstars who are on the road this summer, some of them on “farewell” tours…others well, it just might turn out to be their farewell tours too…
⇒ Kiss – Gene Simmons (73 next month), Paul Stanley (70)
⇒ Carlos Santana (74)
⇒ Elton John (75)
⇒ Rod Stewart (77)
⇒ Eric Clapton (77)
⇒ Roger Waters [ex-Pink Floyd] (78)
⇒ The Who – Roger Daltrey (78), Pete Townshend (77)
⇒ The Rolling Stones – Mick Jagger (79), Keith Richards (78)
⇒ Brian Wilson [ex-Beach Boys] (80)
⇒ Paul McCartney (80)
⇒ Bob Dylan (81)
⇒ Ringo Starr (82)
(We figure that if Willie can still do it at 89, these guys are still good for at least a few more “farewells”…)
DID YOU KNOW?
Bioengineers at the University of Texas, Austin have engineered a new type of mattress that “tricks” the body into falling asleep faster. Body temperature influences how awake or sleepy we feel at any given moment. For instance, it’s healthier to sleep in the evening as body temperature declines. So, the research team developed an innovative mattress and pillow system that uses both heating and cooling to send a message to the body that it’s time to sleep. They say the new mattress successfully triggers sleepiness, shortening the time it takes to fall asleep, and improves overall sleep quality.
BS CHRONOMETER 07.26.22
TODAY’S BS REASONS TO PARTY . . .
• “All or Nothing Day”. This is it, folks – balls to the wall, give ’er all you’ve got, the time has arrived, take no prisoners, it’s now or never, bring your ‘A’ game, give 110% … and any other hackneyed self-help cliché you can think of. (Or just relax.)
• “Aunts & Uncles Day”, honoring a very special pair of relatives. Among other things, they may be …
✓ Someone you can talk to about things you can’t discuss with parents.
✓ Your backup caretaker when mom & dad went out, or were at work.
✓ Real characters at family get-togethers.
✓ Someone who has taken you to fun places and events.
✓ Someone whose house was a great place for a sleep-over, especially if you have cousins.
✓ The ones who’ve given you great gifts for special occasions.
✓ Sound counsel and advice.
✓ Someone who always had candy.
• “Coffee Milkshake Day”, celebrating the Summer cooler that’s also a pick-me-up.
• “Bagelfest Day”, this crunchy-on-the-outside and chewy-in-the-middle bread is very popular in the US and Canada. Served with a variety of toppings and produced in a variety of flavors, bagel shops are a staple in many communities.
• “Holistic Therapy Day”, Today, you’re encouraged to speak to your physician about Holistic Therapy, or seek out a Holistic Physician who is willing to take the time to help promote natural healing without unnecessary procedures or medication.
• “Tofu Day”, created by the Society for the Protection of Animals (SPA) Canada to offer an opportunity for people to celebrate plant-based diets and to encourage them to bring animal-friendly foods onto their menus.
COMING UP . . .
[Wed] Bagpipe Appreciation Day
[Wed] Chicken Finger Day
[Thurs] Hamburger Day
[Fri] Talk in an Elevator Day
This Week Is…Air Conditioning Appreciation Days (continuing)
This Month Is…Peach Month
TODAY’S CELEBIRTHDAYS . . .
1943  (Sir) Mick Jagger, Dartford England, classic rock singer (Rolling Stones-‘Start Me Up’, ‘Satisfaction’)/Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, 1989
1945  Helen Mirren (Ilyena Mironoff), London England, movie actress (“Trumbo”, “The Queen”)/TV actress (“Elizabeth I”, “Prime Suspect”) COMING UP…“White Bird”, 2022
1949  Roger Taylor, Norfolk England, classic rock drummer (Queen-‘Bohemian Rhapsody’, ‘We Will Rock You’)/Rock & Roll Hall of Fame (with Queen), 2001/Officer of the Order of the British Empire, 2020
1959  Kevin Spacey (Fowler), South Orange NJ, TV actor (‘Frank Underwood’ on “House of Cards” 2013-17)/movie actor (“American Beauty”, “The Usual Suspects”)
1964  Sandra Bullock, Arlington VA, movie actress (“Speed”, “The Blind Side”, “Bird Box”)
1965  Jeremy Piven, New York City NY, TV actor (“Entourage” 2004-2011, “Mr. Selfridge” 2013-16)
1967  Jason Statham, Shirebrook England, movie actor (“The Expendables”, “Transporter” films”, “Fast & Furious 6-9) COMING UP…“Fast X”, 2023
1973  Kate Beckinsale, London England, movie actress (“Pearl Harbor”, “Underworld” films)
1993  Taylor Momsen, St. Louis MO, TV actress (“Gossip Girl” 2007-2012)/movie actress (“How The Grinch Stole Christmas”)/rock singer (The Pretty Reckless-‘Death By Rock and Roll’)
THIS DAY IN SHOW BIZ . . .
2006  “Little Miss Sunshine”, starring 9-year-old Abigail Breslin, Greg Kinnear, Alan Arkin, Toni Collette, and Steve Carell, opens in movie theaters. It goes on to win 2 Oscars
TODAY’S MUSIC EVENTS . . .
2006  Paul McCartney’s first-ever guitar is sold at an Abbey Road Studios auction for £330,000 (about a half-million dollars)
2015  In a field near Cesena, Italy, 1000 musicians and singers play Foo Fighters ‘Learn to Fly’ simultaneously to encourage the band to play a show there for the first time in nearly 20 years. The next day, Dave Grohl posts a video, saying in Italian: “We are coming. I promise.”
2018  Demi Lovato is hospitalized after a drug overdose in Los Angeles
TODAY’S RECORD . . .
2018  Facebook has the single worst day of any public company on the stock market – losing 19%, or $119 billion in market value
BS WHACK FACTS:
✓ A company named Cisco introduced its “iPhone”, a VoIP device, 22 days before Apple introduced its smartphone of the same name.
✓ Sweat doesn’t stink. It’s the bacteria on your skin that breaks the sweat down that causes an odor.
✓ Sharks can live for 5 centuries.
✓ In 2005, Australian Parliament responded to citizen complaints by banning staff from using the word “mate” while at work. The new rule was overturned within 24 hours.
✓ Apple pie isn’t American. The first were baked in Medieval Europe.
✓ Too much nutmeg can kill you.
Best of BS . . .
BS LEAST POPULAR NEW CAR OPTIONS:
• Rear window fogger.
• Passenger airbag in trunk.
• Drifter in the backseat who says, “Hey, your door is open.”
• Hydraulic roadkill scoop.
• Intermittent steering.
• Pre-filled ashtrays.
• Ceiling fan.
• 37 smelly circus clowns.
-First published in BS in 2009
MY LESSER-KNOWN LIFE GOALS:
• To clap in time with everyone else.
• To not forget garbage day.
• To leave a few Pringles in the can.
• To one day actually have all my laundry done.
• To watch an entire movie and not fall asleep and miss the ending.
• To retire before someone “retires” me.
• To one day open my closet and not have something fall out on me.
• To finish watching Netflix. All of it.
• (***CAUTION – ‘Damn’***) To get one damn Final Jeopardy question right.
• Get out alive.
-Twitter, first published in BS in 2019
BS WEB GOODIE:
Problem solver: https://tinyurl.com/mtm4d3s2
BS RANDOM JOKE:
My friend and I often laugh about how competitive we are. But I laugh more.
BS PHONE STARTER:
Where were you when you felt completely out of your comfort zone?
BS WATER COOLER QUESTION:
Question: New stats show that men do THIS 4 times faster than women do. What is it?
Answer: Fall in love
BS DEEP THOUGHT:
Be yourself, but always be your better self.