Monday, June 20, 2005 Edition: #3059
You’re Up to Your Eyeballs in Sheet!
BS WEEKEND GOSSIP:
(Because great minds discuss ideas; small ones, people.)
• West Virginia is abuzz with rumors that Ben Affleck & Jennifer Garner secretly wed there SATURDAY night at the 5-star Greenbrier Resort, a 6,500-acre hideaway in the mountains near where Garner grew up. The rumor apparently began with a Wheeling WV florist, who claims Garner walked into his store SATURDAY morning and ordered a bridal bouquet and 6 more bouquets for attendants for a 9 pm wedding. (“Daily News”)
PHONER: 304.233.8600 (Briarwood Flower Shoppe & Wedding Specialist)
• Tom Cruise & Katie Holmes are engaged after he proposed atop the Eiffel Tower in Paris on FRIDAY. No wedding date has been set. (“E! Online”) British bookmaker Ladbrokes has posted odds of 5-1 that they’ll divorce in 2006. (Ananova) Meantime, media insiders are whispering that Tom Cruise’s recent odd behavior can be explained by the actor recently coming off his ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder) medicine. (PopBitch.com)
• Actor Leonardo DiCaprio needed about a dozen stitches after an unidentified woman threw a bottle at him during a Hollywood party given by Rick Salomon (“1 Night in Paris”). (“People”) Reports say that as Leo left the bash around 4 am, a maniac woman gatecrasher lunged at his head with a beer bottle. (“News of the World”)
• Tom Hanks’ production company will make a movie about Mark Felt, the retired FBI agent recently identified as Watergate’s ‘Deep Throat’. (“Star Magazine”) Meantime, ReganMedia has bought ‘all media rights’ to runaway bride Jennifer Wilbanks’ life story. (“National Enquirer”)
• CBS-TV will air a 4-hour, fact-based miniseries based on the life of Pope John Paul II. (CBC Arts & Entertainment)
• Britney Spears & Kevin Federline lost almost half the audience during the 5-week run of their reality show “Britney & Kevin: Chaotic”. While close to 4 million curious viewers tuned in for episode #1, only a little over 2 million watched the finalé. (“Access Hollywood”) Meantime, Britney claims her new song “Someday (I Will Understand)” is a ‘prophecy’ because she wrote the tune about motherhood 2 weeks before she found out she was pregnant. (Ananova)
• Michael Jackson’s family & fans – and at least 1 of the jurors who acquitted him – gathered FRIDAY night for a huge party at California’s Chumash Indian Casino that was billed as a ‘Celebration of Thanks’. MJ himself never showed. In fact, he still hasn’t appeared in public since the trial ended. (“Daily Dish”)
• Could this be the new ‘WB’? The Wayans Bros, Keenen Ivory, Damon, Shawn & Marlon, have hatched plans to open a theme park and movie studio on the site of California’s old Oakland Army Base. (World Entertainment News Network)
• Paris Hilton reportedly received 2 engagement rings and now she says she’s considering 2 weddings, one at home in America and another in fiancé Paris Latsis’ native Greece. (“Teen Hollywood”)
• And we could’ve seen this coming – Lindsay Lohan’s idiotic father Michael, who’s serving up to 4 years in NY’s Nassau County Jail after committing numerous offenses like drunk-driving and beating his own brother-in-law with a shoe, is claiming that he’s found God. The regretful 45-year-old claims he’ll turn over a new leaf when he’s released from prison by joining a ministry and doing charity work. (“WENN”)
BS MUSIC NOTES:
• Billy Corgan – TONIGHT the former Smashing Pumpkins frontman is on “Late Show With David Letterman”.
• Coldplay – Chris Martin tells “Rolling Stone” that drugs do nothing for him … but chocolate does.
• Hilary Duff – TODAY she’s on the syndicated “Ellen DeGeneres Show”. Hilary & Good Charlotte rocker Joel Madden have finally confessed they’re a couple and have been dating since last JULY, when she was just 16-years-old.
• Kenny Chesney – His “When the Sun Goes Down” album has just been certified quadruple platinum by the RIAA for shipments of 4 million copies.
• Madonna – NEXT YEAR she’s releasing a 6th children’s book, a sequel to her first, “The English Roses”.
• Mariah Carey – She’s repeated her claim to “German Cinema” magazine that she’s only slept with less than 5 men in her entire life.
• Our Lady Peace – Their new studio album “Healthy in Paranoid Times” is out AUGUST 30th. They’ll play the Toronto (or Barrie) “Live 8″ concert JULY 2, plus open for the Rolling Stones AUGUST 28 in Ottawa and again SEPTEMBER 3 in Moncton.
• Sugar Ray – TONIGHT they’re reuniting to do the “Tonight Show With Jay Leno”.
• Tracy Lawrence – FRIDAY several members of his tour crew were treated at Hardeeville SC hospital after their van was hit by an 18-wheeler. Tracy was not in the vehicle at the time.
TODAY a sale of ‘Modern & Contemporary Art’ at Bonhams auction house in London will feature works by Andy Warhol and Renoir, along with a collection of paintings – by a chimp. ‘Congo’ the chimpanzee, who was born in 1954, produced some 400 drawings and paintings between the ages of 2 and 4. He enjoyed little critical success despite the patronage of fellow abstract painter Pablo Picasso. 3 of Congo’s brightly colored compositions that will be sold as a single lot are expected to fetch upwards of $1,500. It’s thought to be the first-ever auction of chimp art.
HORMONES TURN 100:
Rarely does a word have an official birthday, much less a centennial celebration, but TODAY medical professionals are commemorating the 100th anniversary of the word ‘hormone’. It was first introduced to the English language June 20, 1905 by Ernest Starling, a professor and physiologist at University College-London during a lecture. Endocrinologists had been trying to describe substances such as adrenaline as ‘products of the glands’ or ‘internal secretions’ for years, but none of the terms stuck. (So we can thank Ernie for the old joke that begins, “How do you make a hormone …”)
– “ Discover” magazine
According to the annual ‘Celebrity 100′ ranking, here are 2005’s wealthiest and most influential people in entertainment & sports ….
10. Tom Cruise
9. Elton John
7. Johnny Depp
6. Steven Spielberg
5. Shaquille O’Neal
4. George Lucas
3. Mel Gibson
2. Tiger Woods
1. Oprah Winfrey
– “Forbes” magazine
“American Idol” is going online with a spin-off talent contest, which will launch THIS FALL as an online radio station called “American Idol Underground”. So-called ‘contestants’ will be able to upload their music in a variety of genres, such as rock, hip-hop, R&B, country, Christian & pop – for a $50 entry fee. Once uploaded, each track will receive a minimum of 200 spins. Users get to sample music for free and then rate each track on a 1-10 scale. Every 6 months, the top-rated track from each month in each category will be presented to a panel of celebrity judges, who will pick the overall grand prize winner in each category. (What a goldmine this is gonna be!)
AMERICA’S HEALTHIEST STATES:
According to the 13th annual ‘Health Care State Rankings’ …
2. New Hampshire
The least healthiest state? Louisiana.
– Morgan Quitno Press
BS AMAZING FACTS:
• Swiss artist Gianni Monti’s work called “Clean Hands” has sold for $18,000 to a private collector. The bar of soap displayed on a square of black velvet is purportedly made from Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi’s fat … removed during liposuction. (CNN)
• Kitchens are about 4 times more germ-ridden than bathrooms, with the average kitchen sink several times dirtier than the average toilet. (“Be Safe! Simple Strategies for Death-Free Living” by Melissa Heckscher)
AND WE QUOTE:
“The label ‘American Idol’ was not for me. I’m not a pop person. It would have been harder to play my kind of music if I had won.” – 29-year-old “A-I” runner-up Bo Bice telling the new edition of “Rolling Stone” magazine that he’s glad he didn’t win.
THE BULL SHEET 06.20.2K5
TODAY’S CELEBIRTHDAYS . . .
1942  Brian Wilson, Inglewood CA, oldies singer/songwriter (Beach Boys-“Good Vibrations”, “Surfin’ USA”)/Rock & Roll Hall of Fame (1988)
1945  Anne Murray, Springhill NS, oldies singer (“Snowbird”, “You Needed Me”)/Canadian Music Hall of Fame (1993)
1949  Lionel Richie, Tuskegee AL, oldies singer (“All Night Long”, Commodores-“Easy”)/father of Nicole Richie
1952  John Goodman, Afton MO, movie actor (“Beyond the Sea”, “Monsters Inc”)/ex-TV actor (“Father of the Pride” 2004, “Roseanne” 1988-97)
1953  Cyndi Lauper, Brooklyn NY, oldies singer (“Time After Time”, Total Eclipse of the Heart”)
1967  Nicole Kidman, Honolulu HI, movie actress (“Cold Mountain”, Academy Award-“The Hours”/Mrs Tom Cruise 1990-2001 UP NEXT: “Bewitched”, opening FRIDAY.
BS REASONS TO PARTY . . .
TODAY through July 3rd, the 2005 “Wimbledon Championships” hit the courts at the UK’s All England Club. This will be the richest tennis tournament in history as prize money will exceed £10 million ($18 million) for the first time. Both men’s & women’s winners will each take home slightly over a million bucks. The defending champs are Roger Federer & Maria Sharapova.
TODAY is “World Refugee Day”, first declared by the UN in 2001 as an expression of solidarity with Africa, which hosts the most refugees.
TODAY is the last day of Spring as TOMORROW the “Summer Solstice” at 2:46 am EDT begins Summer. It’s the ‘Longest Day of the Year’ in the Northern Hemisphere and the 1st day of the Zodiac sign ‘Cancer the Crab’. Down under in the Southern Hemisphere, it’s the 1st day of Winter.
TOMORROW the 100th annual Summer Solstice “Midnight Sun Baseball Classic” slides in to Fairbanks AK. The game begins at 10:30 pm WITHOUT artificial lights, because these days Alaskans are enjoying 22 hours of direct sunlight daily. (Note: The 58th annual “Canadian North Midnight Golf Classic” was held on the weekend in Yellowknife NT.)
PHONER: 907.451.0095 (Alaska Goldpanners)
TODAY’S MUSIC EVENT . . .
1987  Whitney Houston’s “Whitney” becomes the 1st album by a female artist to debut at #1
TODAY’S FIRSTS . . .
1877  1st ‘Commercial Telephone Service’ in Canada is offered in Hamilton ON
1909  1st ‘Hot Air Balloon Honeymoon’, in Cape Cod MA (“If the airship’s rockin’ …”)
1914  ‘Noxema’ skin cream is introduced (named because it ‘knocks eczema’ out)
COMING UP . . .
[Tues] Canadian Aboriginal Day
[Tues] Baby Boomers Recognition Day
[Tues] Vegan World Day
[Wed] “Herbie: Fully Loaded” opens in movie theaters
[Fri] St-Jean-Baptiste Day (QC)
[Fri] Take Your Dog to Work Day
THIS WEEK IS . . .
Carpenter Ant Awareness Week
Watermelon Thump Week
Fish Are Friends, Not Food! Week
Prevention of Eye Injuries Awareness Week
BULL’S BITS . . .
WILDEST BS TABLOID HEADLINES:
• “Nazi UFOs to Attack US!”
• “Pentagon Urges School Bake Sales to Pay for Iraqi War!”
• “Ghost of ‘Titanic’ Docks!”
• “Paintball Gunman Hired to Shoot at Prairie-Dogging Office Cubicle Workers!”
• “Medical Students Expelled for Throwing Human Brains at Each Other!”
NOW THERE’S A DA VINCI BOARD GAME:
With 29 million copies of Dan Brown’s novel “The Da Vinci Code” sold during 2 years on the bestseller lists, a new related board game has a shot at becoming the top-seller of the year. The Movie Game Inc expects their new game “Da Vinci Quest” will also get a boost from the upcoming movie version of the book starring Tom Hanks, now shooting in Britain. Like the book, the game challenges players to solve a mysterious codex in order to reach the ‘Holy Grail’. Review copies of the game and giveaways are available here …
PHONE: 416.530.7637/416.995.9817 (Faith Featherstone & Associates)
BS FINISH LINES:
Get a phone contestant (preferably a kid) to try and finish these famous sayings –
• ‘You can lead a horse to water but … (you can’t make him drink.’)
• ‘No news is … (good news’)
• ‘You can’t teach an old dog new … (tricks.’)
• ‘The pen is mightier than the … (sword.’)
• ‘Where there’s smoke, there’s … (fire.’)
• ‘A penny saved is … (a penny earned.’)
• ‘It’s better to be safe than … (sorry.’)
• ‘Strike while the … (iron is hot.’)
• ‘It’s always darkest before … (the dawn.’)
• ‘Children should be seen and not … (heard.’)
BS WEB GOODIE:
A German student has started a career Website on which a variety of jobs are advertised, and the lowest bidder (the flunky willing to do it for the least money) wins. Sorta like radio, ain’t it?
BS WATER COOLER QUESTION:
Today’s Question: You are more likely to get sick if you encounter THIS on-the-job each day.
Answer to Give Out Next Show: A messy desk. (BBC News)
BS DEEP THOUGHT:
Babies are God’s opinion that the world should go on.
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