Friday, July 15, 2022 – Edition: #7273
You’re Up to Your Eyeballs in Sheet!
BS SHOW BIZ BUZZ:
★ “American Beauty” and “House of Cards” star Kevin Spacey has pled not guilty to 5 sexual assault charges at a court hearing in London yesterday, and will face trial in June, 2023. In June of this year, the Oscar-winner was formally charged with 4 counts of sexual assault and one of “causing a person to engage in… sexual activity without consent.” The alleged historical offenses cover a period of 2005-2013 in the UK and were against 3 men all now in their 30s and 40s. Spacey has maintained his innocence since the allegations first came to light.
★ Ryan Gosling is ready to enter the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and he’s got his eye on a very specific character. In a sneak peek at his new interview with Gosling, Josh Horowitz of MTV’s “Happy Sad Confused” podcast shared a bombshell about the one hero he’d most like to play, downplaying rumors that Gosling was in talks to play Nova of “The New Warriors” comic series by tweeting: “this morning Ryan reached out to me to say there is one superhero he wants to play… Ghost Rider.” If Gosling were to take on the role of the motorcycle-riding vigilante whose head is a flaming skull, he’d be stepping into a role played by Nicolas Cage in 2 movies. LINK: https://tinyurl.com/mr4d6s5x
★ There’s a new David Beckham documentary on the way. Netflix has confirmed Beckham will be “the subject of a new multi-part docuseries,” which will include family interviews, personal footage, and more, to explore the retired soccer star’s working-class beginnings in London and meteoric rise to becoming one of the most recognized – and scrutinized – athletes of his generation. Oscar winner Fisher Stevens is on board to direct. Beckham and his wife, ‘Spice Girl’ Victoria, recently celebrated their 23rd wedding anniversary. The pair share kids Brooklyn, Romeo, Cruz and Harper. No word on a release date.
★ Rob Zombie has released the first official trailer for his upcoming movie reboot of the classic 1960s sitcom “The Munsters”. His take on the funny family of friendly monsters may not be “dirty, violent, and nasty,” but it is, apparently, romantic, according to the preview clip, which promises to be “the greatest love story ever told.” The trailer is charmingly old-fashioned, alternating between a black-and-white aesthetic reminiscent of the ’60s show, and saturated technicolor. The film will be released in September. LINK: https://tinyurl.com/bp4snjpm
TODAY’S SHOW BIZ SKED:
• “The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon” (NBC/CTV): Kareem Abdual-Jabbar, Kristen Bell, Coast Contra (R)
• “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” (CBS/Global): Rep. Adam Kinzinger, Karl Urban, Stephen Sanchez (R)
• “Late Night with Seth Meyers” (NBC/CTV): Steve Carell, Machine Gun Kelly, Ingrid Andress, Jonathan Ulman (R)
• “The Late Late Show with James Corden” (CBS/CTV): Maria Bakalova, Stephen Merchant, Wet Leg (R)
• “The View” (ABC/CTV): Wanda Sykes, Mike Epps, guest co-host Alyssa Farah Griffin
• “The Talk” (CBS): Daisy Edgar Jones, Cooper Raiff, guest co-host Kim Coles
• “Live with Kelly and Ryan” (ABC/CTV): Milo Manheim
• “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” (NBC/CTV): Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex (R)
• “The Kelly Clarkson Show” (Check local listings): Lisa Kudrow, Julia Haart, DeVaughn Nixon, Laura Marano (R)
• “The Drew Barrymore Show” (Check local listings): Geoffrey Zakarian, Ludo Lefebvre, Natasha Leggero (R)
• “20/20″ (ABC): A world-renowned surgeon is caught in a web of lies and deceit by his fiancée.
• “CMT Campfire Sessions” (CMT): Jason Aldean is featured in the season 2 premiere, performing show of his biggest hits in a fireside setting, and swapping stories with friends.
• “Masters of Illusion” (CW): Featuring magicians Kevin Li, Murray SawChuck, Ran D’ Shine, Eric Eaton, Shoot Ogawa and Louie Foxx.
• “Transplant” (NBC): Season 2 finale. As Bash fights for Dr. Bishop’s legacy, big questions about his own future are finally answered.
• “The Final Straw” (ABC): A husband and wife work together against a pair of siblings; a newly engaged couple think they have what it takes to win.
• “Big Brother” (CBS): The head of household nominates 2 fellow houseguests for possible eviction.
• “Dark Winds” (AMC): Season 1 finale. Leaphorn, Chee and Manuelito descend on the hiding place of the Buffalo Society, only to be confronted with hard decisions that could change the rest of their lives.
BS MUSIC NOTES:
• Lady Gaga — has reportedly hired security guards for her wardrobe on her upcoming world tour. She had the help of Donatella Versace in designing some of the costumes for her “Chromatic Ball” shows, and Gaga has reportedly been wearing the garments during rehearsals for the tour, which starts on Sunday in Germany. The clothing has been accompanied by guards when being transported.
• Cardi B – She and Offset celebrated their daughter’s 4th birthday on Sunday with a trip to Candytopia — and $50,000 in cash. In an Instagram Story vid, their daughter, Kulture, is seen asking her father to buy cotton candy while leaning out the window of a black SUV. Moments later, she is seen holding a stack of cash. Kulture’s 3rd birthday present was…a $150,000 diamond necklace.
• Oasis – will release a number of 25th-anniversary limited collectors’ editions of their seminal 1997 LP “Be Here Now”. New formats include a silver-colored double heavyweight LP, a double picture disc and cassette, all out Aug. 19. A new lyric video for ‘D’You Know What I Mean? (NG’s 2016 Rethink)’ has dropped online. LINK: https://tinyurl.com/4ss7fnfe
• Ozzy Osbourne — and his wife/manager Sharon have listed their LA home for $18 million. Built in 1929, the 6-bedroom, 11-bathroom Mediterranean villa-style manor includes over 11,000 square feet of living space. It was reported in spring that the couple were leaving LA and returning to their native UK.
• Alice In Chains – To celebrate the 30th anniversary of the release of their monumental second album “Dirt”, the Seattle grunge legends have announced a special commemorative Funko Pop! Album set. It features each of the band members as Pop! figures and the album cover art. It’s available now for pre-order. LINK: https://tinyurl.com/3nwwfp7w
• Dierks Bentley and Elle King – will host “CMA Fest”, an ABC special revisiting some of the most unforgettable performances from the festival. Filmed last month at Nissan Stadium, the show features performances from Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Jason Aldean, Luke Combs, Thomas Rhett and more. It airs Aug. 3, and will be available the next day on Hulu.
• Kelsea Ballerini – her new album, titled “Subject to Change”, will be released Sept. 23. On social media, she has also revealed the album cover, which shows Ballerini wearing a flowing yellow dress and standing in front of a blue background. In the mobile version, her dress seems to be flowing around her. She added a voiceover, adding insight into the project. LINK: https://tinyurl.com/4vctt3x5
• Maddie & Tae — After dropping their “Through the Madness Vol. 1” in Jan., they’ve now announced the next half of the project, “Through the Madness Vol. 2” will be available Sept. 23. On social media, they wrote: “Through the Madness Vol. 2 has a little something for all your feels. We can’t wait for you to hear these songs!” LINK: https://tinyurl.com/2p8973hs
SHOOTING THE BULL
TODAY’S MOVIE OPENINGS:
• “Where the Crawdads Sing” (PG-13, Mystery/Thriller): A woman who raised herself in the marshes of the deep South becomes a suspect in the murder of a man she was once involved with. (Daisy Edgar-Jones, Taylor John Smith, Harris Dickinson)
• “Paws of Fury: The Legend of Hank” (PG, Animated Action-Comedy): Hank, a loveable dog with a head full of dreams about becoming a samurai, sets off in search of his destiny. (Michael Cera, Samuel L. Jackson, Ricky Gervais)
• “Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris” (PG, Comedy, Drama): A widowed cleaning lady in 1950s London falls madly in love with a couture Dior dress, and decides that she must have one of her own. (Jason Isaacs, Lesley Manville, Anna Chancellor)
Doing some shopping this weekend? Actually, you probably find yourself doing some shopping EVERY weekend, if your family wants to eat. And like everyone these days, whether you find yourself at the grocery store or in the mall, you’re probably trying to stretch your dollars as far as possible. It’s no surprise, then, that 54% of us say that being called “cheap” is a compliment, according to a new survey. In fact, in the poll of 2,000 Americans, the average respondent said they’d travel an hour to a store if they knew an item they want is on sale there. The OnePoll survey also found that in order for it to be a “good deal,” a quarter of respondents would need at least 50% off, but most people are happy with a deal under that amount (76%). One in 4 say they’re less likely to purchase an item if it’s full price, with 75% saying they’d wait up to a month for an item to go on sale before purchasing it at full price. And 7 in 10 say they are such conscientious shoppers, they can find a deal on anything.
(I’d like to invite those people to please accompany me on my next trip to the gas station!)
(On the other hand, being called a “cheap date”? Not really a compliment!)
RULES OF THE ROAD (RUNNER):
Chuck Jones, creator of the classic “Wile E. Coyote & the Roadrunner” cartoons, felt that creating rules for your show was a clear way to make sure everybody was on the same page. Here are his ‘Roadrunner rules’, which are on display at the “What’s Up, Doc? The Animation Art of Chuck Jones” exhibit at the Museum of the Moving Image in New York…
1. The Road Runner cannot harm the Coyote except by going “meep, meep.”
2. No outside force can harm the Coyote — only his own ineptitude or the failure of Acme products. (Trains and trucks were the occasional exception…)
3. The Coyote could stop anytime — if he were not a fanatic.
4. No dialogue ever, except “meep, meep” and yowling in pain.
5. The Road Runner must stay on the road — for no other reason than that he’s a roadrunner.
6. All action must be confined to the natural environment of the 2 characters — the southwest American desert.
7. All tools, weapons, or mechanical conveniences must be obtained from Acme Corporation.
8. Whenever possible, make gravity the Coyote’s greatest enemy.
9. The Coyote is always more humiliated than harmed by his failures.
10. The audience’s sympathy must remain with the Coyote.
11. The Coyote is not allowed to catch or eat the Road Runner.
NEWS OF THE WEIRD:
➢ A San Francisco couple say they were stunned to receive a ticket for parking in a spot they’ve been using for 36 years — the driveway in front of their home. They received a ticket for $1,542, along with a warning that they’d be fined another $250 per day if they kept parking there. When Ed and Judy Craine contacted officials, they were told that a longstanding section of city code banned people from parking vehicles on uncovered carpads in front of their homes. They were told the city might make an exception if they could prove the spot had historically been used for parking. But a photo they supplied from 34 years ago was considered too recent. For now, they’re parking on the street, which can be a challenge in their hilly neighborhood. The city agreed to waive the fine after they stopped parking on the carpad. (Although, from what I understand, $250 a day to park in San Fran is a helluva deal!)
➢ A tourist was injured after falling into the crater of Italy’s Mount Vesuvius as he tried to take a selfie. 23-year-old Phillip Carrel and his family had reached the summit of the volcano, which provides a stunning backdrop to the city of Naples, by taking a banned path. The American was taking the selfie at the top of the 4,200 feet volcano when he dropped his phone. He climbed down into the crater to try to get it back, lost his balance, and fell about 15 meters. Guides had to rappel into the crater to get him to safety, while police responded and a rescue helicopter was also scrambled. He was treated for cuts and bruises, and now faces charges for invasion of public land. Mount Vesuvius, which erupted in AD 79 and devastated the nearby town of Pompeii, is a popular spot for hiking. (And falling, apparently!) (***Caution*** Ashole!)
DID YOU KNOW?
India is projected to be the world’s most populous country in 2023. Both India and China currently have a population of over 1.4 billion people, accounting for over 35% of the global population, but China’s population is expected to start declining as early as next year. By 2050, India is projected to have 1.6 billion people, while China is expected to have 1.3 billion people. These predictions were released by United Nations on Monday for World Population Day. The UN also predicts the global population will reach 8 billion later this year and continue to rise for the next 8 decades, hitting 10.4 billion in 2100. That means Earth could see a 31% increase in human population by the end of the century.
BS CHRONOMETER 07.15.22
TODAY’S BS REASONS TO PARTY . . .
• “Be a Dork Day”, an annual excuse to wear goofy clothing, not brush your teeth, eat yucky food, and trip over your own feet. (In other words, act normal.)
• “Give Something Away Day”, an opportunity to share some of your bounty, whether it be buying a meal for someone, donating clothing, or giving flowers to someone confined to their home. (#GiveSomethingAwayDay)
• “Gummi Worm Day”, celebrating the ooey-gooey candies first created by German company Trolli in 1981. ‘Gummi’ means ‘rubber’ in German.
• “Pet Fire Safety Day”, a day to consider ways to keep your 4-legged friend(s) safe from house fires. The #1 tip is to have an escape plan that includes your pets. (Some fire stations offer free Pet Fire Safety window stickers, so first responders know to look for any pets inside, in the event of a fire.)
• “Saint Swithun’s Day”, honoring the 7th-century Bishop of Winchester. According to legend, if it rains on St Swithun’s Day, it’ll rain for the next 40 days. If it is clear, no rain will fall for 40 days. (Sort of a saintly Groundhog Day.)
• “Tapioca Pudding Day”, While we observed “Tapioca Day” on June 28, today we should make it a point to enjoy it as a pudding. Or, get adventurous, and try it in soup, beverages, or baked goods.
• “I Love Horses Day”, to salute a greatly-loved animal and pet. Horses played an important part in history by helping us explore new territories, deliver mail, and have served in wars. Horses such as Silver, Trigger, and Mr. Ed have even become TV stars.
• “Fresh Spinach Day”, an occasion to make use of some healthful leafy greens in your favorite recipes. Spinach & sharp cheese omelet, anyone?
• “World Snake Day”, an annual celebration by wildlife enthusiasts of the age-old fascination with these beautiful but misunderstood creatures. (Snakes are so creepy that even snakes are afraid of snakes…)
• “Guinea Pig Appreciation Day”, as far as small fuzzies go, the Guinea Pig is certainly one of the world’s favorites. Having been domesticated in South America for thousands of years, they’re one of the longest-serving companions to humans. (Be sure to keep them away from those snakes!)
• “Personal Chefs Day”, an annual reminder to consider hiring a private chef for a day, a unique way to entertain friends and business guests in your home. It’s not as costly as you might think. (Funny enough, there is also a Personal Chef Day in February. Was this part of the contract?)
• “Corn Fritter Day”, a celebration of comfort food and simple cooking. With some corn, egg, flour, milk, and melted butter, anyone can throw together a batch of these side dish favorites. Add your own favorite ingredients to spice them up, or create your very own fritter monstrosity. (Sardines and chocolate chips, anyone?)
• “World Emoji Day”, celebrating the pictograms that have become a modern form of punctuation. Why July 17th? That’s the date famously displayed on the iOS Calendar Emoji.
• “Peach Ice Cream Day” (aka ‘Fuzz Ripple’). Who cares why? Gimme some! Most ice cream makers only make the stuff during summer.
• “Yellow Pig Day”, a mathematician’s holiday celebrating yellow pigs (is there such a thing!?!), and the number 17. It’s been a thing since the early 1960’s, primarily on college campuses, and primarily by mathematicians.
• “National Tattoo Day”, a celebration of body art, saluting the inkwork decorating the proud owners of tattoos, and the thousands of studios that continue to crop up everywhere. (These days, are you a rebel if you DON’T have a tattoo?)
• “World Day for International Justice”, to recognize the emerging system of international criminal justice. July 17 was chosen because it is the anniversary of the adoption of the Rome Statute, the treaty that created the International Criminal Court.
TODAY’S CELEBIRTHDAYS . . .
1946  Linda Ronstadt, Tucson AZ, rock-country-pop-Latin-opera singer (’It’s So Easy’, w/The Stone Poneys-‘Different Drum’)/movie and stage actress (“The Pirates of Penzance”)
1952  Terry O’Quinn, Sault Ste. Marie MI, TV actor (‘John Locke’ on “Lost” 2004-10, “Hawaii Five-0” 2011-18)
1956  Joe Satriani, rock guitarist (‘Surfing With the Alien’, w/Chickenfoot-‘Oh Yeah’, also played with Mick Jagger and Deep Purple)/15-time Grammy winner
1961  Forest Whitaker, Longview TX, movie actor (“The Butler”, Oscar-“The Last King of Scotland”)
1963  Brigitte Nielsen, Rødovre Denmark, movie actress (“Red Sonja”, “Rocky IV”, “Creed 2”) married to Sylvester Stallone 1985-87
1967  Adam Savage, New York NY, TV show host (“Mythbusters” 2003-18)
1972  Scott Foley, Kansas City KS, TV actor (‘Capt. Jake Ballard’ on “Scandal” 2013-18)/married to Jennifer Garner 2000-04
1973  Brian Austin Green, Van Nuys CA, TV actor (“Beverly Hills, 90210” 1990-2000, “Anger Management” 2012-14)/married to Megan Fox 2010-2021
1976  Diane Kruger, Algermissen Germany, movie actress (“Inglourious Basterds”, “National Treasure”)/partner of Norman Reedus since 2016
1981  Taylor Kinney, Lancaster PA, TV actor (‘Lt Kelly Severide’ on “Chicago Fire” since 2012)/movie actor (“Zero Dark Thirty”)
2008  Iain Armitage, Georgia, TV actor (‘Sheldon Cooper’ on “Young Sheldon” since 2017)
SATURDAY- Jimmy Johnson (“Fox NFL Sunday”) is 79; Stewart Copeland (The Police) is 72; Phoebe Cates (“Fast Times at Ridgemont High”) is 59; Will Ferrell (“Anchorman”) is 55; Corey Feldman (“The Lost Boys”) is 51; Jayma Mays (“The Millers”) is 43; AnnaLynne McCord (“90210”) is 35; Luke Hemmings (5 Seconds of Summer) is 26
SUNDAY-Donald Sutherland (“Hunger Games”) is 87; Duchess of Cornwall Camilla Parker Bowles Windsor is 75; David Hasselhoff (“Knight Rider”) is 70; Mark Burnett (“Survivor”) is 62; Motocross racer Carey Hart is 47; Luke Bryan (‘Kick the Dust Up’) is 46; Mike Vogel (“Under the Dome”) is 43; Tom Cullen (“Downton Abbey”) is 37; Billie Lourd (“American Horror Story”) is 30
THIS DAY IN SHOW BIZ . . .
2011  “Harry Potter & The Deathly Hallows Part 2” (the last in the series) opens in movie theaters (grosses $1.3 billion in worldwide box office, still #14 all-time)
2016  In what they famously describe as a “conscious uncoupling”, Gwyneth Paltrow and Coldplay singer Chris Martin divorce after 12 years of marriage
2016  “Stranger Things” debuts on Netflix, created by the Duffer Brothers, starring Winona Ryder, David Harbour, Finn Wolfhard and Millie Bobby Brown
TODAY’S MUSIC EVENTS . . .
2015  A judge trims $2.1 million from the $7.4 million in damages Pharrell Williams and co-writer Robin Thicke must pay after the ‘Blurred Lines’ copyright trial (also awards Marvin Gaye’s family 50% of future earnings)
2018  ‘November Rain’ by Guns N’ Roses becomes the first ’90s video to pass a billion views on YouTube (currently: 1.9 billion). The next closest at the time is ‘Zombie’ by The Cranberries, at 739 million
TODAY’S FIRSTS . . .
2003  A Japanese company unveils the ‘Meowlingual’, a gadget it claims can translate cat meows and purrs into human phrases
2006  Twitter is launched, and quickly becomes one of the largest social media platforms
BS WHACK FACTS:
✓ Jumbo jets use more than 4,000 gallons of fuel to take off.
✓ Caterpillars have about 4,000 muscles. Humans have about 600.
✓ Hair and nails grow faster during pregnancy.
✓ Apples ripen after being picked. Oranges don’t.
✓ An iceberg contains more heat than a match.
✓ Queen Elizabeth II was Time magazine’s “Man of the Year” for 1952.
Best of BS . . .
BS ODD PASSWORD REQUIREMENTS:
• Must contain zero letters and zero numbers.
• Must rhyme with orange.
• Must include the word, or some variation of the word “PASSWORD”.
• Must include a chemical element, a doughy product and a color that reflects your soul.
• You must be at least this tall to create a password.
• Must include GPS coordinates of your house and a time you usually aren’t home.
• Must contain your father’s maiden name.
• Must be at least 280 characters long.
• Must contain the letters ‘A’ and ‘F’, in that order.
• Must contain up to 6 letters (no less than 4), up to 4 numbers, your Hogwarts House, and the maiden name of your favorite movie’s director’s mom. Also, that’s not a strong password. Please try again…*signs in with Google*
• Must be Snoopified. As in “Passwizzle”.
-Twitter, first published in BS in 2019
TODAY’S SCOOP OF BS:
➠ According to a report, losing your virginity isn’t as awkward as it was in the 80’s and 90’s. (Included in the study: Absolutely no one at Comic-Con…)
➠ I just read that the average American sleeps with 2 pillows. (THIS JUST IN: Kim Kardashian is an average American.)
➠ Will Ferrell turns 55 on Saturday. (He plans to celebrate at his party, and it CLEARLY won’t be as funny as the one he had 10 years ago…!)
➠ Happy 70th Birthday to David Hasselhoff (on Sunday. (I won’t say he’s old, but now when he runs in slow motion on the beach, he’s actually going full speed!)
➠ Fact of the Day: A study found that marrying an older man reduces a woman’s lifespan, but marrying a younger man reduces it even more. (In related news: Demi Moore is on her deathbed…)
BS WEB GOODIE:
With friends like this: https://tinyurl.com/37f7a25z
BS RANDOM JOKE:
The guy who invented the wheel was an idiot. The guy who invented the other three? He was the genius.
BS PHONE STARTER:
What movie never gets old, no matter how many times you’ve seen it?
BS WATER COOLER QUESTION:
Question: On the average weekday you’ll use 4 of THESE. On Saturdays and Sundays, it’s closer to 6. What are they?
BS DEEP THOUGHT:
Be happy with what you have. Be excited about what you want.