Monday, June 25, 2018 Edition: #6241
Get Your BS Here, Hot ‘n Fresh!
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There’ll be no “BS” service for Monday July 2 to observe the Canada Day holiday. All subscribers will receive credit for the missed service day. The Bull Sheet will resume publication on Tuesday, July 3.
BS SHOW BIZ BUZZ:
★ Kit Harington is a married man. The “Game of Thrones” star married Rose Leslie on Saturday in Aberdeenshire, Scotland with a star-studded guest list. Harington arrived ahead of the ceremony, looking suave in his mixed-colored tux and his long ‘Jon Snow’ hair. The couple met on the set of “GOT” and began dating in 2012. They became engaged in September.
★ Brigitte Nielsen has given birth to a girl at the age of 54. Stone welcomed her fifth child, and her first with her 39 year-old husband Mattia Dessi, in L.A. on Friday. Baby Frida is Dessi’s first child, while Nielsen is already the mother of four sons ranging in age from 23 to 34.
★ A health scare for Sarah Hyland last week. The “Modern Family” actress was ”torn from work” (her words) to receive medical treatment for an unknown condition and even though she didn’t want to take a break from her job, she said she is ”very grateful” to have been looked after because her health is a priority. Though it is unclear why she was hospitalized, sources say that she is now back home and doing better. 27 year-old Hyland has been open about her health issues since she underwent a kidney transplant in 2012.
★ MTV’s “Catfish” will resume production after sexual misconduct claims against the show’s host, Nev Schulman, were found “not credible and without merit.” The news comes a month after a former participant on the show made allegations that Schulman and a female production assistant sexually harassed her. The alleged victim filed two police reports on May 25 “for what happened during my participation on the show.” MTV halted production before the alleged victim went public in a detailed YouTube video.
★ Alyssa Milano is ready to take action against President Donald Trump’s “zero tolerance” immigration policy. Milano has offered her New York home for detained immigrant children to live in. She says she plans to register with the appropriate authorities to be able to temporarily foster children, and she promises to “fight their cases” and ensure the immigrant children are able to remain in the country.
TODAY’S SHOW BIZ SKED:
• “Jimmy Kimmel Live” (ABC/Global): Tiffany Haddish, DJ Khaled, Ella Mai ( R )
• “The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon” (NBC/CTV): Armie Hammer, Meghan Trainor, Rupi Kaur, Bebe Rexha
• “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” (CBS/Global): Jessica Chastain, Romesh Ranganathan, Scott Rogowsky
• “Late Night with Seth Meyers” (NBC/CTV): Lil Rel Howery, Years & Years, Jennie Vee & Joe Russo
• “Conan” (TBS/Comedy): Thomas Middleditch, Ta’Rhonda Jones, Erin Jackson ( R )
• “Watch What Happens Live” (Bravo): Bebe Rexha, Bryan Adams
• “The View” (ABC/CTV): Day of Hot Topics
• “The Talk” (CBS): Tip “T.I.” Harris, Janee Bolden, guest co-host Carrie Ann Inaba
• “Live with Kelly and Ryan” (ABC/CTV): Mike Myers, Betty Gilpin, Casey Webb
• “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” (NBC/CTV): Matt Damon, Luke Bryan ( R )
• “Penn & Teller: Fool Us” (CW): Season 5 premiere. Aspiring magicians perform their best trick to try and fool the world-famous team of Penn & Teller, who will get to see the trick only once and have to immediately try to work it out.
• “Cultureshock” (A&E): A look at the final days of Michael Jackson’s life, shedding light on the immeasurable pressure Jackson was under as he prepared for his final tour.
• “Salvation” (CBS): Season 2 premiere, the secret of the asteroid becomes public following a nuclear incident, setting the world on a dangerous course.
BS MUSIC NOTES:
• Michael Jackson – His father Joe is battling terminal cancer. The 89-year-old family patriarch is in hospital in the end stages cancer and is said to be surrounded by his wife Katherine and other family members. He was the original manager of “The Jackson 5″.
• Gwen Stefani – says she finds performing her old songs ”upsetting”. As she prepares for her 25-date Las Vegas residency, she’s feeling ”very anxious” about being taken back to bad times in her life through her own back catalogue.
• Shakira – A necklace on sale to fans during her current “El Dorado” tour has been pulled after fan outcry over what was seen as a “resemblance to Neo-Nazi imagery.” Her promoter says the design was based on “Pre-Columbian” imagery but has apologized.
• Mac Miller – The damages to the Mercedes G-Wagon he crashed will be someone else’s problem … once a winning bid is accepted at auction. It was worth about $100,000 before it was ‘totaled’ in his DUI accident. The top bid so far is just over $12,000.
• The Beach Boys – Have scored their first #1 on both the Classical Albums and Classical Crossover Albums charts. “The Beach Boys With the Royal Philharmonic” blends their original recordings of hits like ‘California Girls’, ‘Kokomo’ and ‘Good Vibrations’ with new orchestral accompaniment from the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.
• Neil Diamond – will release “Hot August Night III” on Aug. 17. The DVD/CD Blu Ray multidisc set chronicles his return to the Greek Theatre in LA in 2012 to celebrate the 40th anniversary of his original classic live album ‘Hot August Night’, which was recorded there in 1972.
• Pantera – Founding member Vinnie Paul has died. The 54 year-old drummer was the brother of late Pantera guitarist Dimebag Darrell, who was shot and killed onstage in Columbus, Ohio, while the two were performing in December 2004. Their father was country songwriter and producer Jerry Abbott.
• Dolly Parton – Dollywood Splash Country, a water park subsidiary of her “Dollywood” theme park in Tennessee, has been named in a $2 million lawsuit. A woman claims she suffered a compression fracture and assorted spinal injuries due to a mishap while she was on the raft ride ‘RiverRush’.
• Carrie Underwood – performed her hit ‘The Champion’ at the Radio Disney Music Awards on Friday night.
• Blake Shelton – says that after three years with Gwen Stefani, “Every day that goes by just feels like a stronger bond between the two of us . . . it constantly feels like it’s going to the next level.”
GET RICH SLOW:
Everyone has 1,440 minutes each day. And most people, rich or poor, use about 1,200 of those minutes to do this: work, commuting, family-related activities, sleeping, eating, bathing, bathroom, grooming and dressing. According to CNBC’s Tom Corley, who did a study on the habits of the wealthy, it is what the rich do with the remaining 240 minutes that separates them from everyone else. He found the self-made rich make good use of those 4 hours in the following ways:
• Dream-setting: Typically, this is something outside of work, such as engaging in some side hustle or spending time creating one or more additional streams of income. (Picking up empties, anyone?)
• Deliberate practice or education: Practicing a skill and devoting time to increasing their knowledge related to that skill, their career or their industry.
• Aerobic exercise: Creating wealth requires good health. Good health translates into longevity, which means more time to create more wealth.
• Building rich relationships: This includes business networking, calling important relationships just to say hello, and making life event calls, to aquaintances who have had a baby, gotten married, experienced a death in the family, etc. Life event calls are critical because life events are emotion-based and emotions create powerful memories. They will remember you and your call. (Does the fact that no one calls me just to say hello mean that I have no important relationships, or does it mean that I have no rich friends?)
• Relaxation and leisure activities: Like everyone else, the rich require some daily downtime. The difference between them and everyone else is that they moderate that downtime to no more than an hour a day. (Then how the heck do they binge-watch TV?)
(I’d be rich if I could just get my wife to spend those 4 hours per day NOT spending money!)
When you travel, you certainly want to avoid getting sick. And while we’ve often seen studies about the amount of germs and other nasty things that you are exposed to while aboard an airplane, what about the airport? What is the germiest part of an airport? You might think it’s the bathroom, but a recent study shows it’s not even close. An insurance company investigated the germiest airport spots, performing 18 tests across six different surfaces from three major U.S. airports. Of all the surfaces tested, self check-in kiosks had the highest number of bacterial and fungal cells, with armrests and water fountains close behind. And when you think about it, it makes sense: The self check-in kiosk is the one place everyone’s hands are forced to touch. All day, thousands of people are tapping the same screens without realizing how many others have touched it before them, whether they have a cold or have touched something else which is covered in germs beforehand.
(Phew! It’s a good thing I have no idea how to use those things!)
(I thought for sure the germiest place would be the part in the security line where everyone has to take off their shoes!)
(The water fountain is germy? Oh, well, back to $12 airport beers!)
I like ketchup. I mean I REALLY like ketchup. I’ve been known to put ketchup on my ketchup. But even I’m not sure how well this is going to go over. Introducing ketchup-flavored ice cream. Gelati, an ice cream parlour in Ireland, created the flavor in honor of Ed Sheeran, who is so obsessed with Heinz Ketchup that he has their logo tattooed on his bicep. They wanted to welcome him to the country, and decided against-all-logic to do it by creating a ketchup ice cream. The shop shared a photo of three freshly-made bright red scoops in a cone, which were made with real ketchup in the cream and then topped with an extra squeeze. And yes, it looks just about as gross as it sounds.
(It looks like someone stabbed an ice cream cone!)
(Someday they’ll look back on this and realize what a stupid idea it was, in Heinz sight!)
FROM THE BS POLL VAULT:
A statistical look at who we are and the things we do …
• 85% of us have experienced a dream so real that we weren’t sure if it happened in real life or not.
• The average student experiences a 70% decrease in stress, anxiety and depression during the month of June.
• 17% of women say it’s a sure sign of insecurity when they see a guy driving a sports car.
• 89% men mistake a woman’s friendly behavior with flirting.
• 2% of women describe themselves as ‘beautiful’.
• 28% of IT Professionals hide their career from family or friends out of fear of being asked to provide free tech support.
BS CHRONOMETER 06.25.18
TODAY’S CELEBIRTHDAYS . . .
1947  Jimmie Walker, The Bronx NY, TV actor/comedian (‘J.J. Evans’ on “Good Times” 1974-1979)
1961  Ricky Gervais, Reading UK, triple Golden Globe-, double Emmy-winning TV writer-producer (“Derek”, “The Office” creator)/movie actor (“The Muppets”, “Night At the Museum”)
1963  Doug Gilmour, Kingston, ON, retired NHL player/ President of Hockey Operations for the Kingston Frontenacs of the OHL (1989 Stanley Cup winner, 1992-93 Frank J. Selke Trophy award winner, Hockey Hall of Fame 2011)
1971  Angela Kinsey, Lafayette LA, TV actress (‘Angela Martin’ on “The Office” 2005-13) COMING UP…”Extracurricular Activities” 2018
1972  Mike Kroeger, Hanna AB, rock bassist (Nickelback-‘Photograph’, ‘How You Remind Me’)/half-brother of frontman Chad Kroeger (****PRON: CREW-ger***)
1979  (Elizabeth) Busy Philipps, Oak Park IL, TV actress (“Cougar Town” 2009-15)
TODAY’S BS REASONS TO PARTY . . .
• “Catfish Day”, first initiated in 1987 to celebrate the value of farm-raised catfish. (Not the social media move where you pretend you’re someone you’re not…)
• “Day Of the Seafarer”, initiated by the International Maritime Organization to salute those in the shipping industry who bring us food, clothing, and other basic needs.
• “Global Beatles Day”, an annual observance celebrating the phenomenon of The Beatles and their long-lasting gifts to the world including the promotion of peace, love, truth, and youth.
• “Leon Day” (‘Noel’ spelled backwards), observed exactly 6 months from Christmas, meaning we’re as far away from all that holiday rush and stress as we can be (and that you’ll start seeing Christmas stuff show up in stores in about 3 weeks…)
• “World Vitiligo Day”, to build global awareness of the chronic condition characterized by areas of skin losing pigment. The disfiguring disease can have a negative social and psychological impact on patients. (Michael Jackson claimed to suffer from this condition.)
• “Color TV Day, this date in 1951, CBS broadcast the first color television show. The variety show included Arthur Godfrey, Ed Sullivan, Garry Moore and Robert Alda.
COMING UP . . .
[Tues] Beautician’s Day
[Tues] Forgiveness Day
[Wed] Helen Keller Day
[Wed] Pineapple Day
This Week Is…Lightning Safety Awareness Week
This Month Is…National Iced Tea Month
THIS DAY IN SHOW BIZ . . .
2006  Actress Nicole Kidman weds country singer Keith Urban in Manly, Australia
TODAY’S MUSIC EVENTS . . .
1984  Prince releases his “Purple Rain” album
2009  Michael Jackson dies of acute Propofol intoxication at age 50 (Internet traffic subsequently reaches unprecedented levels)
TODAY’S FIRST . . .
1993  Kim Campbell becomes Canada’s 1st female Prime Minister (for 4 brief months)
TODAY’S RECORD . . .
2006  Investor & philanthropist Warren Buffett donates $30 billion to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
BS WACK FACTS:
✓ Giraffes make no sounds. They can, they just choose not to.
✓ A caterpillar has up to 4,000 muscles.
✓ Recycling one ton of paper saves 17 trees.
✓ There is an 84% chance that if you’re 16 or older, you’ve already met the person you’ll marry.
✓ The terminal velocity of a penny is not enough to kill a person, even if dropped off the Empire State Building.
✓ Women find men more attractive when they get attention from other women.
BS YOU KNOW YOU’RE LAZY WHEN:
• You restart the dryer 4 times instead of folding the laundry.
• You taught your dog to walk himself on the treadmill.
• You text your spouse to come downstairs and answer the door.
• You drive to the mailbox.
• When the sign said “Shirt and shoes required”, you didn’t bother with pants.
• You pay to stream the movie, even though you own the DVD.
• You opt for cleavage crumbs rather than get up for a snack.
• You don’t even exercise good judgement.
• You only lip-synch to instrumental songs.
• You went to write out a list of signs that you are lazy, but never got past number one.
BS RANDOM JOKE:
My drug test came back negative and man, my dealer sure has some explaining to do.
BS U-PICK TRIVIA:
1. From where do we get cinnamon?
a. The oregano plant
b. Ground orange seeds
c. The bark of a tree [CORRECT]
d. The cinna plant.
2. What is the most popular spice in the world?
b. Pepper [CORRECT]
BS PHONE STARTER:
What article of clothing should your partner never wear, but you don’t have the guts to say it?
BS WATER COOLER QUESTION:
Question: 20% of us say we miss this when we go on vacation. What?
Answer: Our co workers
BS DEEP THOUGHT:
The greatest mistake you can make is to constantly fear that you will make one.