Friday, July 29, 2022 – Edition: #7283
Now You’re Fulla Sheet!
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BS SHOW BIZ BUZZ:
★ Dame Shirley Bassey is set to perform at a charity concert at London’s Royal Albert Hall to celebrate 60 years of James Bond. The 85-year-old Welsh music legend holds the record for the most 007 theme tunes, having performed 1965’s “Goldfinger”, 1971’s “Diamonds Are Forever” and 1979’s “Moonraker”. And on October 4, she’ll headline “The Sound of 007”, showcasing the iconic music of Bond. Also performing are the Shirley Manson-fronted rock band Garbage, who performed ‘The World Is Not Enough’ for Pierce Brosnan’s 1999 Bond flick, and special guest ‘Stop This Flame’ hitmaker, Celeste. The performers will be backed by Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra as they put their spin on famous Bond themes, to commemorate the world premiere of the first Bond movie, “Dr. No” in 1962. More artists and charity info will be announced later.
★ If you’re holding your breath for a “Dawson’s Creek” reboot, Katie Holmes advises you to take a deep inhale – and forget about it. This week, the star who found fame as ‘Joey Potter’ on the show, said that there’s no interest among her and her former castmates, including James Van Der Beek, Joshua Jackson, and Michelle Williams, to reprise their roles as former Capeside High students. Holmes said that while she’s definitely grateful for the experience of starring in the show, and the cast has discussed the possibility of a reunion, she feels “like that show captured that time period and that time in all of our lives.” And: “Do we want to see them at (this) age? I don’t know. I don’t think [so]. We all decided we don’t actually.”
★ Mayim Bialik and Ken Jennings have officially been signed on to continue hosting “Jeopardy!” moving forward, executive producer Michael Davies has announced. On top of that, Davies announced a slew of new programming that will expand the “Jeopardy!” franchise. Jennings will kick off the season in September, host the inaugural “Second Chance” competition, and the heavily anticipated “Tournament of Champions” featuring Amy Schneider, Matt Amodio, Mattea Roach, Ryan Long and more. In the meantime, Bialik will host “Celebrity Jeopardy!” on ABC in primetime. When she takes over from Jennings in January, the plan is to have her host a few new tournaments, plus the “Jeopardy! National College Championship” – and as many weeks as she can manage while keeping her other primetime commitment to “Call Me Kat.”
★ Late-night legend Conan O’Brien, “SNL” cast member Bowen Yang, “Hacks” breakout Meg Stalter, Emmy nominee X Mayo from “The Daily Show” and Nichole Sakura of “Maggie” have all joined the cast of an upcoming untitled buddy comedy from Ben Marshall, John Higgins and Martin Herlihy—the SNL comedy trio best known as ‘Please Don’t Destroy’. The recently-announced film currently in production tackles the story of 3 childhood friends who live and work together. But they decide they don’t like where their lives are headed and set off to find gold rumored to be buried in a nearby mountain. SNL‘s Paul Briganti is directing the film, which is scheduled for release next August.
TODAY’S SHOW BIZ SKED:
• “Jimmy Kimmel Live” (ABC/Global): David Spade, Maria Bakalova, Whitney, guest host Dana Carvey (R)
• “The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon” (NBC/CTV): Ryan Gosling, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Pete Lee. (R)
• “The Late Late Show with James Corden” (CBS/CTV): Sheryl Crow, Rhea Seehorn (R)
• “The View” (ABC/CTV): Billy Porter, B.J. Novak, guest co-host Alyssa Farah Griffin
• “The Talk” (CBS): Aldis Hodge, Jacqueline MacInnes Wood, Tanner Novlan
• “Live with Kelly and Ryan” (ABC/CTV): Darren Criss, Soraya Sutherlin
• “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” (NBC/CTV): Nicholas Braun, Brené Brown (R)
• “The Kelly Clarkson Show” (Check local listings): Hilary Duff, Jabari Banks, Daisy the Great x AJR (R)
• “The Drew Barrymore Show” (Check local listings): Sabrina Carpenter, Carla Lalli Music (R)
• “Clash of Killers: Great White vs Mako” (DSC): Scientist Dr. Riley Elliott tracks 2 legendary apex predators — great whites and makos — as they head on a collision course.
• “The Fatal Flaw — A Special Edition of 20/20″ (ABC): A secret in the kitchen freezer reveals the killer of a new mother.
• “Secret Celebrity Renovation” (CBS): Season 2 premiere. Comic and actor Billy Gardell returns to his hometown of Pittsburgh to renovate the home of his best friend’s mother.
• “Monsters of the Cape” (DSC): Dr. Craig O’Connell and Mark Rackley dive into the great white infested waters off of Cape Cod to test cutting-edge shark deterrents.
• “A Splash of Love” (HALL): A PhD student expands her studies to include the whales of the Pacific Northwest. She and a tour guide they soon find themselves bonding over more than just orcas.
• “Big Brother” (CBS): The head of household nominates 2 houseguests for possible eviction.
• “Riverdale” (CW): Season 6 finale. Archie and the gang band together to save Riverdale from the greatest threat the town has ever faced.
BS MUSIC NOTES:
• Beyoncé — With her new “Renaissance” album dropping today, she surprised fans Wednesday by revealing 3 new versions of the cover art. In the snaps, Bey is seen on the same silver horse as in the already-released version, but wearing different accessories and in slightly different poses. The snaps can be seen on her website: LINK: https://beyonce.com/
• Harry Styles – sent flowers to Lizzo to celebrated the fact that her single ‘About Damn Time’ dethroned his hit ‘As It Was’ from the #1 spot on the Billboard Hot 100. She posted a video showing the bouquet, and saying: “Thanks for the flowers, Harry.” LINK: https://tinyurl.com/ykh8k4ky
• The Bangles, the Black Keys the Allman Brothers and Nas — are among the artists that will be re-releasing albums on limited edition pink vinyl for this year’s “Ten Bands One Cause” fundraiser. The annual charity event raises money for the Red Door Community — formerly known as Gilda’s Club NYC.
• Bush — will release its 9th album, “The Art Of Survival”, on October 7. The group has already unveiled the new single ‘More Than Machines’, which Gavin Rossdale says touches on the themes of “the destruction of women’s rights…the destruction of the planet and the move for A.I. and a world of robots to replace us.” LINK: https://youtu.be/kJ95Mtwrj1Y
• Metallica – 36 years on, they’ve finally released a video for ‘Master of Puppets’. With Netflix hit “Stranger Things” giving the song an unexpected boost, the band seized the opportunity and put out an animated lyric video created by the same company that worked with Foo Fighters on their “Studio 666” movie. LINK: https://youtu.be/6xjJ2XIbGRk
• Lainey Wilson — is asking fans for prayers and has canceled 2 shows due to a “family emergency”. The singer and “Yellowstone” actor posted: “I’m unable to play this weekend’s shows in Maquoketa, IA and Arnold Park, IA. I’m so sorry to cancel last minute, but please trust I would not be backing out if it weren’t critical.” LINK: https://tinyurl.com/2bm4k5hy
• Maren Morris and Kacey Musgraves – both earned spots on Barack Obama’s 2022 Summer playlist. And he must be quite a fan, because he selected album cuts, not singles. His pick from Maren was ‘The Furthest Thing’ from her2022 “Humble Quest” album. He also picked Musgraves’ ‘Keep Looking Up’, from her most recent album, “Star-Crossed”.
• CMA Fest — CMA has revealed the complete list of songs included in the 3-hour CMA Fest TV special airing Aug. 3 on ABC. Dierks Bentley and Elle King will co-host the special, featuring 30 performances recorded at the 49th CMA Fest at Nissan Stadium in June, including sets from Jason Aldean, Kelsea Ballerini, Brothers Osborne, Kane Brown, Luke Bryan, Luke Combs, Russell Dickerson, Parker McCollum, Old Dominion, Thomas Rhett and Carrie Underwood. LINK (full songs list): https://tinyurl.com/f2xn9aks
SHOOTING THE BULL
TODAY’S MOVIE OPENINGS:
• “DC League of Super-Pets” (PG, Comedy-Action, Animation): Krypto the Super-Dog and Superman are inseparable best friends, with the same superpowers, fighting crime in Metropolis. When Superman is kidnapped, Krypto must convince a rag-tag shelter pack to master their own newfound powers and embark on a rescue mission. (Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart, Kate McKinnon, John Krasinski)
• “Vengeance” (R, Comedy-Thriller): A radio host from New York City travels to West Texas in an attempt at solving the murder of a girl he was hooking up with. (B.J. Novak, Issa Rae, Ashton Kutcher)
IN ‘DA PENDANT RESEARCH:
It’s pretty routine these days to use your phone and/or watch to track your heart rate and other measures of health while exercising. But how about using a necklace? Researchers from Ohio State University have developed a “smart necklace” biosensor which can monitor glucose levels through a person’s sweat. In testing, the smart necklace, which comes complete with a functional clasp and pendant, successfully tracked glucose levels, suggesting it can successfully monitor other important chemicals in sweat as well. And it only needed a minimal amount of sweat for the sensor’s interface to work. They hope that one day, it could use the chemical biomarkers in sweat to detect a number of changes in a person’s health.
(That’s ALL I need – another gym “accessory”!)
(But more importantly – does it have an mp3 player?)
Just in time for “Chicken Wing Day” today, we now have the official word on how best to enjoy them. A survey of 2,000 people found that 3 in 4 of us won’t judge you for licking your fingers after eating chicken wings – because they do the same thing. When presented with a plate of chicken wings, a third of Americans will reach for a drumette first – but a quarter of us would prefer a flat wing. 42% are just as happy with either – or both. And although 44% consider boneless wings as actual wings, 38% would tease someone for ordering them instead of bone-in wings. Respondents said the best chicken wings are deep-fried (55%) or grilled (51%) and tossed in barbecue sauce (39%), ranch seasoning (34%) or hot buffalo sauce (33%).
(If you ask me, the best way to enjoy them is on “half-price wing day”!)
(I’m pretty sure the smartest person in history is the guy who decided to take a chicken wing, cut it into 2 parts, then sell them as 2 chicken wings!)
NEWS OF THE WEIRD:
➢ A California burglar returned to the scene of the crime after he forgot his keys inside a donut company’s corporate office. The thief stole some petty cash from Johnny Doughnuts’ office in the San Francisco Bay Area, but in another twist, he also grabbed the keys to a bakery vehicle, but didn’t steal the vehicle itself. The burglar had to double back to the scene of the crime because he forgot his own keys during his first visit. Police are seeking the public’s help to identify the man, who was caught on surveillance video. (If there’s one criminal out there who would benefit from the services of a getaway driver…I’m pretty sure this guy is him!)
➢ A New Jersey family is suing a funeral home for $50 million after its employees allegedly put the wrong woman in their mother’s casket. The family of 93-year-old Kyung Ja Kim claim staff at Central Funeral Home in Ridgefield mixed her up with another woman and put her in their mother’s clothes, before almost burying her. Kim’s daughter, Kummi, thought her mom was “younger-looking”, but chalked up the difference in appearance to the embalming process. But as the casket was lowered into the ground, the director showed Kummi a photo on her phone of her mom still at the funeral home, causing her to collapse. The funeral director subsequently pulled the casket from the ground without an explanation. The family later learned that inside was another Korean woman who shared the same last name. (Turns out they were dead wrong!)
DID YOU KNOW?
When the US lottery Mega Millions jackpot grew to $810 million on Tuesday, one boss wanted all his employees to be in on the big draw. Todd Graves, founder of fast-food chain Raising Cane’s, spent $100,000 to buy 50,000 tickets, one for each of the 50,000 employees at the chicken chain with locations in 35 states. He wrote on Twitter: “Buying 50,000 lottery tickets is harder than you think! Hoping to share the winning jackpot with our 50,000 @RaisingCanes Crew.” His plan was that if any of the 50,000 tickets produced a winner, Kumaran would distribute the prize across all employees, calling it a “collective ticket for everybody.” If Tuesday’s draw didn’t produce a winner, Kumaran said he would “buy until there is a winner”. There was no winner on Tuesday, so the jackpot for tonight’s draw is an estimated $1 billion
BS CHRONOMETER 07.29.22
TODAY’S CELEBIRTHDAYS . . .
1953  Ken Burns, NYC, Emmy Award-winning writer, producer, documentary-maker (“The Dust Bowl”, “The Civil War”, “Baseball”, “Country Music”) COMING UP…“The U.S. and the Holocaust” 2022
1953  Tim Gunn, Washington DC, fashion consultant/TV personality (“Project Runway” 2004-17), “Under the Gunn” 2014)/author (“A Guide to Quality, Taste & Style”)
1953  Geddy Lee [Gary Lee Weinrib], Toronto ON, classic rock singer-bassist (Rush-‘Tom Sawyer’, ‘Closer to the Heart’)
1953  Patti Scialfa, Deal NJ, classic rock singer (E Street Band-‘Born In the USA’, ‘Glory Days’)/married to Bruce Springsteen since 1991
1966  Martina McBride, Medicine Lodge KS, country singer (‘Independence Day’, ‘I’m Gonna Love You Through It’)
1972  Wil Wheaton, Burbank CA, TV actor (“Star Trek: The Next Generation” 1987-94, “The Big Bang Theory” 2009-19)/movie actor (“Stand By Me”)
1973  Wanyá Morris, Philadelphia PA, pop-R&B singer (Boyz II Men-‘I’ll Make Love to You’, ‘End Of the Road’)
1974  Josh Radnor, Columbus OH, TV actor (‘Ted Mosby’ on “How I Met Your Mother” 2005-14)
1983  Ashley McBryde, Waldron AR, country singer-songwriter (‘Girl Going Nowhere’, ‘One Night Standards’)
SATURDAY- Paul Anka (‘Put Your Head on my Shoulder’) IS 81; Arnold Schwarzenegger (“Terminator” films) is 75; Laurence Fishburne (“Matrix” movies) is 61; Alton Brown (“Good Eats”) is 60; Lisa Kudrow (“Friends”) is 59; Vivica A Fox (“Booty Call”) is 58; Terry Crews (“Brooklyn Nine-Nine”) is 54; “The Dark Knight” director Christopher Nolan is 52; Hilary Swank (“Million Dollar Baby”) is 48; Jaime Pressly “My Name Is Earl”) is 45; Joey King (“The Kissing Booth”) is 23
SUNDAY– Mark Cuban (“Shark Tank”) is 64; Wesley Snipes (“Blade”) is 60; JK Rowling (“Harry Potter” author) is 57; Zac Brown (Zac Brown Band) is 44; Will Champion (Coldplay) is 44; BJ Novak (“The Office”) is 43; Rico Rodriguez (“Modern Family”) is 24
BS REASONS TO PARTY . . .
• “National Chili Dog Day”, Alas, making decisions about what mouth-watering cuisine to satiate your appetite with during the sweltering summer months can be difficult. Do you want chili? Do you want hot dogs? Well, sometimes you CAN have it all…
• “International Lasagna Day” celebrating the famous Italian dish that’s become a worldwide favorite. Almost all recipes for the “perfect lasagna” feature ricotta as the cheese of choice.
• “National Chicken Wing Day”, first proclaimed in 1977 by Buffalo NY mayor Stan Makowski. Legend has it that spicy “Buffalo Wings” were invented at the city’s Anchor Bar in 1964. (This is turning out to be the BEST DAY EVER!)
• “International Tiger Day”, to promote a global system for protecting the natural habitats of tigers and to raise awareness and support for tiger conservation issues. BS FAST TIGER FACTS:
-They are the largest cats in the world.
– A tiger’s roar can be heard up to 3km away.
-Tigers’ canine teeth have pressure-sensing nerves, enabling it to know exactly where to deliver the killing bite to its prey.
• “Lipstick Day”, celebrating the cosmetic that has allowed women to quit biting their lips to make them appear pinker. (Is this a good time to mention that 2 very common ingredients of lipstick are pig fat . . . and fish scales?)
• “Rain Day” in Waynesburg, Pennsylvania, an annual festival that started when a local farmer noticed it always seems to rain on July 29th. They now claim it’s rained on this date in 116 of the 148 years since. (Do they have an alternate date in case of sun?) LINK: http://raindayfestival.com/
• “System Administrator Appreciation Day”, to honor that special person in the office who maintains the computer network. (Today, and today only, remember to try restarting your computer before you bother him/her!)
• “Talk in an Elevator Day”, Taking a moment to talk to another human being can do wonders to refresh your and the other person’s day. Today, make it a point to strike up a casual conversation with someone while you are on your way up or down. (And watch them recoil in horror…)
• “Cheesecake Day”, a day to indulge yourself in one of the most decadent of all desserts. (What’s your favorite kind? Mine’s ‘guilt-free’)
• “Father-In-Law Day”, honoring the spousal parent who has never really been all that impressed with you. (Try to be nice anyway.)
• “Kiss Your Car Day”, observed on the 1863 birth date of Henry Ford. It’s a day to show your vehicle how much you really, really love her (As opposed to “kissing your car goodbye”, which would be something else entirely…)
• “Paperback Book Day”, marking the start of the paperback book revolution with publication of Penguin #1, “Ariel, The Life of Shelley” by Andre Maurois in London this date in 1935.
• “Support Public Education Day”, promoting the efforts of administrators, teachers, and parents who aim to maintain a public education system that meets the needs of every student.
• “World Snorkeling Day”, On this day in 1932, Joseph L. Belcher patented “Belcher Breathing Apparatus”. The word ‘snorkel’ comes from the German word ‘schnorchel’, which, loosely translated, means ‘to snore underwater’.
• “Mutts Day”, honoring all dogs of mixed breeds. Purebred owners often view them as lesser in many ways, but mutt owners know better!
• “Uncommon Instruments Awareness Day”, a celebration of strange musical instruments — such as the bubble organ, fluba, and dulcimer. (***Check out some REALLY weird ones here: LINK: http://www.oddee.com/item_98118.aspx ***)
• “Cotton Candy Day”, celebrating the sweet, sugary taste-treat that melts in your mouth. It was invented in 1897 as ‘Fairy Floss’, then renamed in 1920. In Greece, Israel, and India, it is often referred to as ‘Old Woman’s Hair’. Yuck.
• “Raspberry Cake Day”, a whole day dedicated to enjoying raspberries in cake format!
• “World Ranger Day”, initiated by the 54 member associations of the International Ranger Federation to celebrate the work rangers do to protect the world’s natural & cultural treasures.
• “Avocado Day”, it’s not just for delicious guacamole. Targeting insulin resistance with heart-healthy fats and fighting Alzheimer’s with its Omega 3 fatty acids, the avocado also prevents and repairs damage with its abundance of Vitamins C, E and K. (And apparently makes a fine spread for toast, if you’re a millennial…!)
THIS DAY IN SHOW BIZ . . .
1981  Prince Charles weds Lady Diana Spencer at St Paul’s Cathedral, London (they divorce in 1996)
2000  Jennifer Aniston marries Brad Pitt in a private ceremony in Malibu, California (they divorce in 2005)
2006  Pamela Anderson weds for the second time (after divorcing Tommy Lee), to Kid Rock on a yacht off the French resort of St Tropez (they split after 4 months of marriage)
TODAY’S MUSIC EVENTS . . .
2005  An anonymous bidder plays $1 million at auction for the original handwritten lyrics to The Beatles’ ‘All You Need Is Love’
2019  The country-rap single ‘Old Town Road’ by Lil Nas X (remixed with Billy Ray Cyrus) sets the record for longest run at the top of US singles chart (17 weeks, plus it stayed there for 2 more)
TODAY’S FIRST . . .
2003  Boston’s Bill Mueller becomes the first player in MLB history to hit grand slam home runs from both sides of the plate in a single game (Sox 14-7 over Rangers)
TODAY’S RECORD . . .
2013  In one of the largest-ever jewelry heists, close to €103 million (US$121 million) in diamonds and other jewels are stolen from the Carlton Intercontinental Hotel diamond show in Cannes, France
BS WHACK FACTS:
✓ The first “Star Wars” movie was expected to be a flop.
✓ In 2017, a 70-year-old woman completed 7 marathons in 7 days, across all 7 continents.
✓ The average bout of sleepwalking lasts 6 minutes.
✓ Newborn babies don’t have kneecaps.
✓ Roman statues were often made with heads that could be removed and replaced with other heads. (Thinking a-head?)
✓ In many cases, ransom paid to hackers is tax deductible. So is ransom paid to kidnappers.
Best of BS . . .
BS THINGS NEVER SAID IN A QUENTIN TARANTINO MOVIE:
• “It’s just a flesh wound.”
• “We can’t include that because it would be historically inaccurate.”
• “I wonder if Tarantino is gonna do a cameo?”
• “Thank God no one got hurt.”
• “We can chit chat anytime! Let’s just enjoy the ride in silence.”
• “Hakuna Matata.”
• “What if we just had a rational conversation with Bill?”
• “We don’t need Samuel L. Jackson.”
• “And they all lived happily ever after.”
-Twitter, first published in BS in 2019
TODAY’S SCOOP OF BS:
➠ A report found that today’s pop music is louder and has less variety than pop music of years past. (The study was conducted by everybody’s grandparents…)
➠ Netflix says it has lost nearly 1 million subscribers. (I’m shocked! I expected savvier business decisions from the service that’s bringing us that crappy “Resident Evil” reboot series!)
➠ A video has gone viral of a man who filmed a 6-foot shark biting his pinky finger off. (On the other hand, he’s okay.)
➠ Next week is National Clown Week (Aug 1-7). (I love it when clowns throw a bucket of confetti on people. It’s one of 2 things in the world that never grows old. The other is John Stamos.)
➠ Arnold Schwarzenegger turns 75 tomorrow. (He’s not planning anything big; just a quiet dinner with his families…)
➠ Fact of the Day: By peeing in the shower, you can save about 1,160 gallons of water a year. (What kinda savings can I expect for peeing in the dishwasher? What? Only me?)
BS WEB GOODIE:
Friday BBQ: https://tinyurl.com/568xkmt8
BS RANDOM JOKE:
I always arrive late at the office, but I make up for it by leaving early.
BS PHONE STARTER:
When was the most inappropriate time that you burst into uncontrollable laughter?
BS WATER COOLER QUESTION:
Question: 15% of adults say THIS was the ultimate job when they were a teenager. What is it?
Answer: Working in a movie theater
BS DEEP THOUGHT:
Focus on the journey, not the destination. Joy is found not in finishing an activity, but in doing it.