March 1 2023

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Wednesday, March 1, 2023 – Edition: #7428

Deja Moo!


BS SHOW BIZ BUZZ:

★ Chris Rock’s finally slapping back. After mostly staying mum for a year about being slapped by Will Smith at last year’s Oscars, Rock could finally get the final word Saturday night. And rumors are, that it’ll be a doozy. Page Six reports a source as saying: “If you were waiting to see Rock on tour address the infamous Will Smith slap situation . . . the comedian is waiting to spill his humorous take on it on his live Netflix stand-up special.” The source added that Rock has decided to address it during his stand-up special Saturday in Baltimore, when “Chris Rock: Selective Outrage” streams live from the Hippodrome Theatre.
-PageSix
★ Alec Baldwin is facing yet another lawsuit in the fatal “Rust” shooting that killed cinematographer Halyna Hutchins. He’s named in a new lawsuit filed against him, as well as the film’s other producers by 3 Rust crew members who claim that the shooting incident caused them physical and psychological injuries. The 3 allege negligence and intentional infliction of emotional distress in the lawsuit, filed Friday in New Mexico against Baldwin, his El Dorado Pictures company and Rust Movie Productions LLC. It states that their injuries “were caused by Defendants’ failure to follow industry safety rules,” and that the “Defendants cut corners; ignored reports of multiple, unscripted firearms discharges; and persisted, rushed and understaffed, to finish the film.”
-PopCulture
★ Tom Sizemore’s condition has not improved since his hospitalization in critical condition on Feb. 18. The “Saving Private Ryan” actor has been in a coma in intensive care after suffering a reported brain aneurysm due to a stroke. His manager released new information in a statement Monday, saying: “Today, doctors informed his family that there is no further hope and have recommended end of life decision. The family is now deciding end of life matters and a further statement will be issued on Wednesday.” Sizemore is 61.
-PopCulture
★ Paris Hilton has undergone further IVF treatment in a bid to have a daughter. The 42-year-old hotel heiress announced she’d become a first-time mother in Jan., welcoming a baby boy named Phoenix Barron with her husband Carter Reum via surrogate. Now Hilton has revealed she wants to add a girl to her brood, so the couple has gone back to their doctor in a bid to create female embryos. They have been through the IVF process 7 times, creating a total of 20 male embryos. Hilton said her latest round of IVF took place earlier this year and they are waiting to see if it has been successful.
-Canoe
★ Courteney Cox is responding to that Prince Harry psychedelic mushrooms story. In his much-talked about book, Harry recalls digging in to “a huge box of black diamond mushroom chocolates” while staying at Cox’s house years ago. In an interview, the “Friends” actress confirmed that the prince did stay at her place for “two or 3 days”, calling him “a really nice person.” As for the hallucinogens, Cox isn’t telling on the prince. Quote: “I’m not saying there were mushrooms! I definitely wasn’t passing them out.”
-ETCanada
★ Once a “Sexiest Man Alive,” always a “Sexiest Man Alive.” Michael B. Jordan recently stripped down for his first-ever Calvin Klein underwear campaign, and to say the sexy snaps have the internet hot and bothered would be a massive understatement. The “Creed III” actor and director posed shirtless for much of the black-and-white shoot, showing off his chiseled chest and rock-hard abs in styles from the brand’s Calvin Klein 1996, Athletic and Modern Cotton Performance underwear lines. One fan’s simple comment pretty much sums up the response: “Mother of God.” LINK: https://www.instagram.com/p/CpKq8SOOBaB/
-PageSix

TODAY’S SHOW BIZ SKED:
• “Jimmy Kimmel Live” (ABC/Global): Jon Favreau, Nicole Byer, Tove Lo
• “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” (NBC/CTV): Ice T, Stephanie Hsu, Adam Lambert
• “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” (CBS/Global): Michelle Yeoh, Riley Keough
• “Late Night with Seth Meyers” (NBC/CTV): Jim Gaffigan, Richard Kind, Atom Willard
• “The Late Late Show with James Corden” (CBS/CTV): Ke Huy Quan, Sheryl Lee Ralph
• “Watch What Happens Live” (Bravo): Scheana Shay, Raquel Leviss
• “The View” (ABC/CTV): Yvette Nicole Brown, Tisha Campbell, Kym Whitley
•  “The Daily Show” (COM): Mo Amer, guest host Hasan Minhaj
• “The Talk”(CBS): Steve Howey, Ginger Gonzaga, Wendy Naugle
• “Live with Kelly and Ryan” (ABC/CTV): Michelle Yeoh
• “The Kelly Clarkson Show” (Check local listings): Jay Leno, Novi Brown, Hannah Fry, Easton Corbin
• “The Drew Barrymore Show” (Check local listings): Whitney Cummings, Anita Tam, Patricia Field
• “Jennifer Hudson Show” (Check local listings): Jo Koy, Ashley McBryde
• “Survivor” (CBS): Season 44 premiere. Upon reaching the beach, the 3 tribes go full throttle in their first challenge to earn crucial camp supplies; the remaining 2 choose between a mental or physical challenge to earn their essentials.
• “True Lies” (CBS): Series premiere, an adaptation of James Cameron’s 1994 film. Helen makes the shocking discovery that her seemingly ordinary husband is leading an extraordinary double life.
• “The Masked Singer” (Fox): Two new contestants take on the reigning champ from last week and sing a collection of songs synonymous with the history of New York.

BS MUSIC NOTES:
• Adele – is engaged? According to the online gossip Instagram account, DeuxMoi, “very reliable sources” say she and Rich Paul are planning a summer wedding. She was seen wearing a large diamond ring during her most recent show at her Las Vegas residency. She and Paul went public 2 years ago.
• Miley Cyrus – has revealed the tracklist for her “Endless Summer Vacation” album, out Mar. 10. Sia is featured on the song ‘Muddy Feet’, while Brandi Carlile joins Cyrus on ‘Thousand Miles’. LINK: https://tinyurl.com/dvn47yfw
• Twenty One Pilots – Their video for ‘Heathens’ has reached two billion views on YouTube. Released in 2016 as the lead single from the “Suicide Squad” soundtrack, the song spent 39 weeks on the Billboard Hot 100, peaking at #2. It’s the group’s second vid to hit the milestone, following ‘Stressed Out’.
• Weezer – has announced the “Indie Rock Roadtrip”, a 30-date North American summer tour, featuring a cast of bands including Modest Mouse, Future Islands, Spoon, Momma, Joyce Manor, and White Reaper. With Weezer headlining, 2 bands will join the lineup each night. Tickets go on sale this Friday.
• Kiss — Gene Simmons is offering to record a Kiss song with you at London’s iconic Abbey Road Studios – for £5000 (US$5,995). He’ll meet you (and other fans) there on July 10. Each will get to record a song, hear stories from Simmons long career, and will receive souvenirs from his from his personal Kiss collection. He’ll also sign some of them as part of the deal.
• The Doobie Brothers – have extended their 50th-anniversary tour with more than 30 new US shows running June-Oct. The group’s current lineup reunites singer/guitarist Tom Johnston, singer/keyboardist Michael McDonald and guitarists Patrick Simmons and John McFee for the first time in 25 years.
• Morgan Wallen – He’s sticking around at #1. His latest hit ‘Thought You Should Know’ is spending its 2nd week at the top of Billboard‘s Country Airplay chart. It’s his 8th eighth career #1. Recently, ‘You Proof’ camped out at #1 for 10 weeks, making it the longest-reigning chart-topper since the tally’s start in 1990.
• Blake Shelton – A video has been released of an all-star rendition of Tom Petty’s ‘I Won’t Back Down’, featuring Shelton on lead vocals. The song was released in November by the Miraculous Love Kids organization, to support Afghan girls. Also on the recording are Joe Walsh and Timothy B. Schmit of the Eagles, and ex-Guns N’ Roses drummer Matt Sorum. LINK: https://tinyurl.com/mrw48v45
• Alabama — is bringing back its legendary June Jam event in Fort Payne, Alabama, this year, for the first time since 1997. The show is set for June 3 and will be held at VFW Fairgrounds. Alabama will close the show, and more players will be announced soon. The June Jam will include a public memorial for Jeff Cook, who died last year. LINK: https://tinyurl.com/2p8pt2zd

SHOOTING THE BULL

NOT QUITE QUIET QUITTING:
OK, are you ready for another new ‘workplace term’? How about this one – “quiet hiring”? What’s quiet hiring? That’s when, rather than hire new workers, employers reallocate current employees to take on new projects or jobs within the company on a temporary or permanent basis. Quiet hiring isn’t exactly a new concept, the term is – and it seems to be happening more often these days. And while you can certainly see the benefits to the employer, it can also be good for the worker. It can keep you from getting bored at your job, while adding new skills and challenging you. So, if your boss tells you that you’re about to be “quietly hired”, experts suggest you take a moment to digest the information, and take stock of possible positives and negatives of your new role. Next, ask logistical questions, such as how long you’re expected to be in it, who is your manager and – of course – what your pay will be. And remember: You were deemed the best candidate to fill the position. To have a thriving career today, you must be committed to constantly evolving and enhancing your skills. Next, ask about advancement possibilities.
(Cute. As if you really have a choice…!)
(Sorry. Not interested. The last time that happened, I suddenly found myself getting up at 3:30 in the morning!)
-NYPost

HOW CAN YOU MEND A BROKEN HEART?
There is no guidebook on how to heal a broken heart, but there may now be a cure. According to a new study out of The University of Ottawa, traumatic breakups can trigger disorders that mimic symptoms of PTSD, and for some, can be just as traumatizing as a life-threatening event. The researchers found that through the use of reconsolidation therapy in combination with the medication propranolol — used to lower blood pressure, they were able to reduce study participants’ trauma scores from an average in the 50s to 19. PTSD patients score 33 or more. So, what is reconsolidation therapy? It is the concept that memory is malleable and we can update it if we need to. Participants were asked to write down detailed accounts of their romantic betrayals and then read them aloud at weekly sessions. Propranolol helped block the surge of adrenaline that keeps the memory traumatic. The study found that exposing participants to the memory over and over again allowed them to create a new memory that says “you’re not in danger if you think about this.”
(So, what they’re saying is that getting drunk, and immediately jumping into a rebound relationship ISN’T the best thing to do? ‘Splains a lot…)
(I’m pretty sure they had already run that memory through their minds a few times before the study even started!)
-YahooStyle

‘LIGHT’EN UP:
Three-quarters of us wish we had an actual “check engine” light to indicate our health, according to a new survey. A poll of 2,000 Americans found many feel life would be easier if they had some kind of indicator for when their body needs attention. Three in 5 (63%) said they struggle to recognize when their body is trying to tell them to mind their health. So, what if a “check engine” light actually existed?  Respondents to the OnePoll survey said they would mostly use it to notify when it’s time to drink a glass of water (57%), take vitamins (50%) or take a nap (45%). One expert says that while that light might not exist in reality, we can all take a break from our day to ask ourselves some critical questions about our daily health and how to better our overall well-being.
(I’m sure if I had a “check engine” light, I’d end up ignoring it – same as I do the one in my car!)
(Actually, the check engine light wouldn’t tell you when it’s time for water. That’s probably the “low wiper fluid” light!)
-SWNS

THE 5 BEST DR. SEUSS BOOKS:
Tomorrow is “Dr. Seuss Day”. Here are the Dr. Seuss books most-often recommended by reviewers on a group of websites that do that sort of thing…
1. Green Eggs and Ham:  Definitely his best. The quirky story of Sam-I-Am trying to convince this person to try green eggs and ham, something he claims he doesn’t like.
2. How the Grinch Stole Christmas!:  Did you know the Grinch is the only adult and also the only villain to be a main character in a Dr. Seuss book? He became one of the most honest and redemptive characters Dr. Seuss ever created.
3. Oh, The Places You’ll Go!:  His final book, released in 1990. Its hopeful message continues to resonate today, especially with high school and college graduates.
4. The Lorax:  Now also a popular movie, The Lorax is a heartwarming story about caring for the environment.
5. Horton Hears a Who!:  Everyone knows of Whoville from “How the Grinch Stole Christmas”, but it was Horton the elephant who discovered Whoville first, when he heard the cry of the Whos.
(I don’t know how they can even DO a list without including “One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish”!)
-StudyFinds

7 FOODS RECOMMENDED BY A CARDIOLOGIST:
Long Cao, MD, a board-certified cardiologist in Houston, says these are the heart-healthy foods he always adds to his own grocery cart…
1. Dark leafy greens
2. Avocados
3. Apples (apparently, even apples can’t keep a cardiologist away!)
4. Berries
5. Wild-caught fish
6. Chickpeas
7. Nuts
(Of course, there’s a big difference between buying dark, leafy greens, and actually eating them!)
-Well+Good

DID YOU KNOW?
Just when you thought A.I. couldn’t get any smarter…researchers from the University of Oxford suggest that by 2033, many household chores will be automated, decreasing the amount of time we spend on chores by 39%. Researchers asked 65 Artificial Intelligence experts from the UK and Japan to predict the degree to which everyday tasks will become automated in the next decade. The experts feel the time spent doing housework will decrease by 44% over the next 10 years, with time spent washing dishes decreasing by 47%, and cleaning and cooking by 46%. Experts also estimated that laundry will be 43% automated, and the time it takes to fold laundry will decrease by 44%. (Perhaps we should consider asking the AI about all this…!)
-NYPost

BS CHRONOMETER 03.01.23

TODAY’S BS REASONS TO PARTY . . .
• “Peanut Butter Lovers’ Day”, ah, but is one day enough? FUN FACT: The slang term for peanut butter during World War II was “monkey butter”. (***A good day to have callers try a tongue twister with a mouthful of smooth or crunchy***)
• “World Compliment Day”, billed as the most positive day of the year. There is an art to it, though. A true compliment must be genuine, or the receiver will see through it. Just as importantly, the receiver must accept the compliment with a heartfelt “Thank-you!” (Or “I know…”)
• “Horse Protection Day”, to raise awareness about the abuse, neglect, homelessness, and slaughter of horses and to promote adoption events to help unwanted horses find a home. LINK: http://www.horseprotectionday.com
• “Pig Day”, honoring the “most intelligent and useful of domesticated animals”. Studies show pigs are much smarter than horses (…but harder to ride).
• “Plan a Solo Vacation Day”, to inspire singles to spice up their lives by checking out solo travel options. What’s the biggest thing that would dissuade you from traveling on your own?
• “Chalandamarz” in Switzerland, when they drive away Winter by ringing bells and cracking whips. (Of course, around here, the boss does the same thing at the end of lunch break…)
• “Refired, Not Retired Day”, a day for those who’ve left the workforce to reinvigorate themselves with new interests and goals.
• “Self-Injury Awareness Day”, a grassroots global event in which several organizations raise awareness about self-harm and self-injury. Some wear an orange awareness ribbon, write ‘Love’ on their arms, or draw a butterfly on their wrists in observance.
• “Wedding Planning Day”, signifies the end of proposal season and the beginning of a brand-new time for recently-engaged couples.

AND REMEMBER . . .
[Thurs] Old Stuff Day
[Thurs] Banana Cream Pie Day
[Fri] Canadian Bacon Day
[Sat] March Forth Day
This Week is…Cheerleading Week
This Month is…Adopt-a-Rescued-Guinea Pig Month

TODAY’S CELEBIRTHDAYS . . .
1927 [96] Harry Belafonte, New York City NY, pop singer (‘The Banana Boat Song [Day-O])’, ‘Shake, Shake Senora’)

1944 [79] Roger Daltrey, London England, classic rock singer (The Who-‘Who Are You’, ‘Won’t Get Fooled Again’)

1954 [69] Ron Howard, Duncan OK, movie director (“Apollo 13”, “A Beautiful Mind”)/movie & TV producer (“Arrested Development”)/TV actor (“Happy Days” 1974-84)

1956 [67] (George) Tim Daly, Sufferin NY, TV actor (‘Joe Hackett’ on “Wings” 1990-97, “Madam Secretary” 2014-19)/movie actor “Made in Heaven”)/married to Téa Leoni since 2014

1967 [56] George Eads, Fort Worth TX, TV actor (“MacGyver” 2016-19, “CSI” 2000-15)

1969 [54] Javier Bardem, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria Spain, movie actor (“Skyfall”, “No Country for Old Men”)/married to Penélope Cruz since 2010. COMING UP…“The Little Mermaid”, 2023

1973 [50] Ryan Peake, Brooks AB, rock guitarist (Nickelback-‘Photograph’, ‘How You Remind Me’)

1974 [49] Mark Paul Gosselaar, Los Angeles CA, TV actor (“Saved by the Bell” 1989-92, 2020-21, “Mixed-ish” 2019-21)

1983 [40] Lupita Nyong’o, Mexico City Mexico, movie actress (“Black Panther” movies, Oscar-“12 Years a Slave”) COMING UP… “A Quiet Place: Day One”, 2024

1987 [36] Kesha (Sebert), Los Angeles CA, pop singer (w/Pitbull-‘Timber’, ‘Tik Tok’)

1994 [29] Justin Bieber, London, ON (raised in Stratford ON), pop singer (‘Yummy’, ‘Baby’)

THIS DAY IN SHOW BIZ . . .
2010 [13] After a failed primetime experiment, Jay Leno returns as host of NBC’s “The Tonight Show” (bumping off Conan O’Brien, who later ends up at TBS)

TODAY’S MUSIC EVENTS . . .
1973 [50] Pink Floyd release “Dark Side of The Moon”. It becomes far and away the longest-charting record on the Billboard albums chart, largely thanks to a run from 1977-1988, when it never leaves. In total, it has spent 971 weeks in the top 200…more than 18½ years…and counting. It’s currently at #132

2012 [11] On Justin Bieber’s 18th birthday, he appears on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show”, where his manager presents him with a Fisker Karma luxury electric car worth about $100,000

TODAY’S FIRST . . .
1969 [54] Britain’s Prince Charles is officially invested “Prince of Wales” (his coronation as “King” is set for May 6)

TODAY’S RECORDS . . .
2006 [17] The English-language version of Wikipedia reaches its 1 millionth article (Now: 6.6 million)

BULL’S BITS

BS WHACK FACTS:
✓ Beaver eyelids are transparent so they can see through them as they swim underwater.
✓ Termites never sleep – they work 24 hours a day.
✓ Multiply your weight by 7%. That’s how much your blood weighs.
✓ We change our voice when we talk to people we like.
✓ The opposite of paranoia is pronoia. A person suffering from pronia feels that people or entities around them are plotting to do them good.
✓ Scientists have discovered a giant cloud of alcohol – spanning 288 billion miles – floating in space.
-DidYouKnow, WhattheFFacts

Best of BS . . .
BS SNOWSTORM BOOKS:
• Of Ice and Men
• Gulliver’s Travel Restrictions
• The Not Going Outsiders
• Plow to Win Friends and Influence People
• A Blizzard Runs Through it
• The Winter Storm of our Discontent
• Cold Yeller
• That Was Then, This is Plow
• Zen and the Art of Snowmobile Maintenance
• The Blizzard of Oz
• Dude, Where’s My Car?
-Twitter, first published in BS in 2019

TODAY’S SCOOP OF BS:
➠ The NFL has announced that the 2023/24 season will kick off on September 7th. (…and Patriots receivers have already dropped 6 passes!)
➠ In some areas, gas prices have now risen over 30 days in a row. (Well, I think I speak for everyone when I say, “It’s nice to see something FINALLY go right for the good guys who run the oil companies!”)
➠ A study claims you waste $75 in gas a year by screwing up and going the wrong way.  (Whatever. Small price to pay for not stopping to ask for directions — like your wife would do!!)
➠ In an interview, Julia Roberts said her kids have no idea she’s famous. (And, neither does anyone else born after 1995…!)
➠ 11 years ago this week, Davy Jones of the Monkees passed away. (For those too young to remember, The Monkees were a fake rock band back in the day before every rock band was fake.)

BS WEB GOODIE:
It’s how I roll:   https://tinyurl.com/my4s34ya

BS RANDOM JOKE:
My friends kept pressuring me to go spelunking, so I finally caved.

BS WHICH CAME FIRST:
• The Big Mac or “Star Trek”? [The first episode of “Star Trek aired Sept. 9, 1966. McDonald’s introduced the Big Mac in Pittsburgh in 1967]
• NBA or NFL? [The NFL was founded in 1920, the NBA in 1949]
• Batman or Twinkies? [Twinkies were invented in 1930. Batman debuted in Detective Comics #27, published in 1939]
• Mario and Luigi or Transformers? [Mario and Luigi first appeared in the game “Mario Bros.” in 1983. The Transformers first hit the market in 1984]
• M&M’s or credit cards? [M&M’s hit the market in 1941, the first credit card was introduced by Diners Club in 1950]
• Ugg Boots or thong underwear? [Ugg boots were being manufactured in Australia as far back as the 1930s. Thong underwear in its modern form was introduced in 1974]
-BuzzFeed

BS PHONE STARTER:
If you were given 1,000 acres of land that you didn’t need to pay taxes on, but couldn’t sell, what would you do with it?

BS WATER COOLER QUESTION:
Question:  The average person does THIS for at least 30 minutes per day. What is it? What is it?
Answer:  Chews

BS DEEP THOUGHT:
A bit of fragrance always clings to the hand that gives roses.

 

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