May 26 2023

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Friday, May 26, 2023 — Edition: #7482

More From the Sheethouse!


★ Khloé Kardashian’s baby boy’s name is no longer a mystery. After teasing that her 9-month-old baby boy’s name would be revealed on “The Kardashians”, the 37-year-old revealed her son’s name is…Tatum! While attending sister Kendall Jenner’s 818 Tequila event, James Corden asks Khloé what’s new with her. During the scene, the mom of 2 talks about her new arrival and shares her baby’s name, Tatum, going on to say: “Naming a human is really hard.” Kardashian stopped by “The Jennifer Hudson Show” last month, where she confirmed that her son’s name starts with a ‘T’.
★ There’s even more reason to anticipate the release of Greta Gerwig’s “Barbie” movie. The bonafide blockbuster already boasts a star-studded cast that including Margot Robbie as the iconic doll and Ryan Gosling as ‘Ken’. Now it’s been revealed that the upcoming film also features a killer soundtrack produced by musical heavyweight Mark Ronson. It’s a pop extravaganza featuring new music from mega-stars like Dua Lipa (with the newly-dropped lead single ‘Dance the Night’), Lizzo, Nicki Minaj, Tame Impala, The Kid Laroi and more. Also among the eye-catching names on the setlist is Gosling, who hasn’t contributed to a movie’s soundtrack since 2016’s Oscar-winning “La La Land”. Other big names on the soundtrack include Haim, Ava Max, Charlie XCX, Ice Spice, and Khalid. The soundtrack drops the same day as the movie, July 21.
-The Wrap, ETCanada
★ Pedro Pascal has become “the internet’s daddy” — and he doesn’t mind one bit. The star of “The Last of Us”, said he’s “having fun” with the fact that his face has become meme-worthy, and many people on social media look to him as a sort of father-figure. Quote: “[The daddy thing] seems a little role-related. There was a period where the Mandalorian is very daddy to baby Grogu, and Joel is very daddy to Ellie [in ‘The Last of Us’].” But while he has no problem with his moment in the spotlight as “The internet’s daddy”, he has no plans to make it literal. Pascal said: “These are daddy parts….I’m not a daddy and I’m not going to be a daddy.”
★ It was one year ago today that the final episode of “Ellen” aired. And new details surrounding the death of show DJ and executive producer Stephen “tWitch” Boss have been made public. An autopsy report confirms he had no drugs or alcohol in his system at the time of his passing. Following the 40-year-old’s death in December, the LA County coroner’s office soon determined that he died by suicide.
★ The home of TV’s the Bradys is back on the market decades after it was featured on “The Brady Bunch,” and thanks to HGTV, it now looks exactly like the home many people of a certain age grew up watching. The iconic North Hollywood home has a price tag of $5.5 million, after being transformed into a replica of the sitcom’s set, following HGTV’s purchase in 2018. The channel bought it for $3.5M for its series, “A Very Brady Renovation.” Property Brothers Drew and Jonathan Scott, working alongside a handful of the Bradys cast, made the interior a copy of the sets where they shot the sitcom, which cost nearly $2 million to do.
★ Steve Burns is returning to the show that made him a household name. More than 2 decades after he left “Blue’s Clues”, the former Nickelodeon host is set to return to the franchise during today’s episode “The Case of the Missing Thinking Chair.” The 49-year-old will put his detective hat on alongside current star Joshua Dela Cruz and serve as the episode’s writer and director. The episode will also include Donovan Patton, therefore serving as a reunion for all 3 hosts of the show. LINK:
-EW, LADBible

• “Jimmy Kimmel Live” (ABC/Global): Jason Bateman, Ali Wong, Stray Kids (R)
• “The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon” (NBC/CTV): Chris Pratt, Elizabeth Vargas, Maisie Peters (R)
• “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” (CBS/Global): The cast of “Succession” (R)
• “Late Night with Seth Meyers” (NBC/CTV): Tom Hanks, Jessie Buckley, Stephen Markley (R)
• “The View” (ABC/CTV): Michelle Williams, Leslie Odom Jr., Nicolette Robinson (R)
• “The Talk” (CBS): Tracey Bregman, Christian Le Blanc, Katee Sackhoff, guest co-host Victor Cruz (R)
• “Live with Kelly and Mark” (ABC/CTV): Sebastian Maniscalco, Farnoosh Torabi, Eitan Bernath
• “The Kelly Clarkson Show” (Check local listings): Niall Horan, Kimberly Williams-Paisley, Mika Brzezinski (R)
• “The Drew Barrymore Show” (Check local listings): Tinx, Jenny Mollen
• “Jennifer Hudson Show” (Check local listings): Issa Rae, Bill Bellamy
• “The New Face of Hollywood — A Soul of a Nation Presentation” (ABC): Delving into the rise of Asians in Hollywood, in honor of Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Heritage Month. Featuring Michelle Yeoh and Ke Huy Quan, and Oscar-winning producer Jonathan Wang.
• “Being Mary Tyler Moore” (HBO): Chronicling her career and accomplishments, highlighting her groundbreaking roles and the indelible impact she had on generations of women who followed.

• “Byron Allen Presents: The Comedy and Music Superfest” (NBC): A night of comedy and music featuring appearances by John Legend, Gladys Knight, Boyz II Men, Kenan Thompson, Cedric The Entertainer, Tiffany Haddish, and more.
• “Sarah Silverman: Someone You Love” (HBO): Her 2nd HBO comedy special features all-new material, recorded at the Wilbur Theater in Boston.
• “The Love Club: Sydney’s Journey” (HALLMARK): Former track athlete Sydney hasn’t closed the chapter on the college ex-boyfriend who broke her heart years ago, but her new running buddy may help.

• “Indianapolis 500” (NBC): The 107th running from Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Alex Palou has the pole, Adam Driver is the honorary starter, and Jewel sings the national anthem.
• “National Memorial Day Concert 2023” (PBS): Honoring the men and women of the US armed forces, featuring Trace Adkins, Jo Dee Messina, The War and Treaty, and more.
• “Succession” (HBO): Season 4 finale

• Miley Cyrus – After surprising fans recently by saying that she no longer wants to tour, she has posted a message shedding light on her decision. She wrote: “This has nothing to do with a lack of appreciation for the fans & everything to do with I simply don’t want to get ready in a locker room. Which is the reality of life on the road…I just don’t want to sleep on a moving bus.” LINK:
• Jonas Brothers – almost named their new album, which is called “The Album” something else. After a fan asked about the title on Twitter, they wrote: “We actually almost named it ‘Blue Jeans and Marijuana.’” The line is borrowed from the lyrics of the song ‘Americana’.
• Ludacris – Tuesday, while opening for Janet Jackson in Toronto, he surprised the audience by bringing out his “Fast X” co-star Vin Diesel. To cheers from the crowd, Diesel said, “When we were making the first “Fast and Furious”, we were listening to Ludacris on set.” He also called Ludacris “the best brother in the world”. LINK:
• Electric Light Orchestra — Singer-songwriter Juliana Hatfield has announced a new album of cover songs called “Juliana Hatfield Sings ELO”. The album, out Nov. 17, features 10 covers of Electric Light Orchestra songs, and the first single ‘Don’t Bring Me Down’ is out now. LINK:
• Def Leppard – drummer Rick Allen has announced a string of summer shows in the US with his wife Lauren Monroe. She is a singer/songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and healing arts practitioner-educator and has an upcoming single titled ‘Brave’. The concerts will benefit Raven Drum Foundation, which the 2 co-founded. LINK:
• Oasis — If you want to know how that rumored reunion is going, Noel Gallagher just called Liam “a coward” for not calling him, and Liam says Noel is a “bell end”. (So, just as expected…)
• Paul Simon — has revealed he’s lost most of the hearing in his left ear. In an interview, he said it came on “quite suddenly”, and there’s no explanation for why.
• Dierks Bentley – His parody band Hot Country Knights have teased the new song ‘Herassment’. It features, as they put it, “a lady with big ol’… voice” named Darla McFarland. But a closer look at her newly-created IG profile hints that Darla is actually Lainey Wilson. LINK:
• Jake Owen has announced he’s got a new song and album coming. ‘On the Boat Again’ drops tomorrow, and he’ll perform the song on “Good Morning America” on Memorial Day. The album “Loose Cannon” drops June 23.
• Cole Swindell – When he proposed to his fiancée, Courtney Little on May 7, it was a full-circle moment. They returned to the place where they had their first date — a farm in Nashville, on the set of his ‘Some Habits’ video in 2021. Quote: “I wanted it to be perfect because that’s what she deserved. I knew I was going to be telling the story the rest of my life.”


• “The Little Mermaid” (PG, Family/Musical): A young mermaid makes a deal with a sea witch to trade her beautiful voice for human legs so she can discover the world above water and impress a prince. (Halle Bailey, Javier Bardem, Melissa McCarthy) Tomatometer: 73%
• “About My Father” (PG-13, Comedy): When Sebastian tells his old-school Italian immigrant father Salvo that he is going to propose to his all-American girlfriend, Salvo insists on crashing a weekend with her tony parents. (Sebastian Maniscalco, Robert De Niro, Kim Cattrall) No Tomatometer rating.

⇒ Kraft says it is fixing the biggest complaint about its cheese slices: the packaging. The company’s Kraft Singles are getting a makeover, with “easier to open individual wrapping” plus a refreshed logo and new packaging design. The goal is to address the #1 complaint from customers, the “inability to easily open the clear wrapper,” according to Kraft. The redesigned flap on each slice adds more texture and is easier to find, and it’s also thicker and sturdier, so it can be opened without tearing. (No biggie to me, when you take into account the fact that the packaging tastes exactly the same as the cheese anyway…!)
⇒ Does it feel like you hear the word “vibes” everywhere these days? Don’t blame Generation Z – Millennials are using it just as much. In a survey of 3,000 North Americans, it was found that while 18-26-year-olds were most likely to use the word “vibes” to describe how a place feels (48%), 27-42-year-olds weren’t far behind (47%) – and even surpassed their Gen Z counterparts. The poll also found that “vibes” can have an immediate impact on the success of a commercial space, as 45% of people said it takes them less than 10 minutes to determine how a new place feels to them. Regardless of age, 83% felt more likely to go back to a business after picking up a “good vibe” there, and 82% are less likely to go back to a business after picking up a “bad vibe” there. (…and 100% are less likely to go back if they pick up anything else there!)

➢ A Reddit user posted a photo of a sign that indicates that hospital workers at an undisclosed location are being charged…to use the break room microwave oven. Reddit user Berezis, a native Floridian, uploaded the photo to the forum “Mildly Infuriating”, which has more than 5.7 million members. The pic shows a sheet of white printer paper taped to a wooden surface, claiming that a single microwave use is $2. A monthly, unlimited microwave pass reportedly costs $30. Berezis wrote in the caption: “Sign posted at my friend’s job (hospital behavioral health unit)”. (I’d be cooking up some aluminum foil in there, just to make sure I got my money’s worth!)
➢ An Australian landlord took to a Facebook group to vent his frustration with a tenant who deliberately underpays his rent by one cent every week. The tenant’s rent was set at AU$ 1,200 per week, but he only pays AU$ 1,199.99. With 52 weeks in a year, that’s not a huge loss for the homeowner, but they claim to be losing their mind over the situation, and asked for advice in order to keep their sanity. The landlord says they “know it is deliberate because he used to pay the full amount.” When notified via email about the discrepancy, the tenant explained that they are merely respecting (landlord/tenant) rules, which state that sums between 1 and 9 cents can be rounded up or down. (Are there any rules regarding “pettiness”?)
-Fox, OddityCentral

Conversations that were too good to keep private, so people posted them on Twitter…
☞ In SuperValu, as 2 women say a quick “hello” to each other, a little girl asks loudly: “Mammy, is that the lady you don’t like?”
☞ On a flight, middle of safety instructions, “In case of water landing”, 5-year-old boy to his dad: “ARE YOU GETTING ALL THIS?”
☞ Overheard 15-year-old niece fighting with her friend: “You think I can’t live without you? Who do you think you are? My phone charger?”
☞ “It is so nice when toxic people stop talking to you. It is like the trash took itself out.”
☞ I was at a party and a drunk girl passed me, on the phone, crying, “I’m trying to find Marco, but people keep yelling back ‘Polo’”…
☞ Overheard a teenage boy buying a Valentine’s card that said ‘we are the same kind of weird’. Shop assistant said ‘is this for your girlfriend?’ and he said ‘no, it’s for my grandma’
☞ I once overheard the cop who pulled me over whisper into his radio: “not our guy. This one’s got pants”
(What’s the weirdest conversation you’ve eavesdropped on?)


Scientists say they may have discovered the secret to a healthy heart – and Yay! It’s not running. New research published in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, finds that gardening is associated with several better health outcomes, including lower odds of cardiovascular disease and diabetes. The study of over 145,000 US seniors also found that regular gardening can reduce risk of depression and anxiety. Gardeners spent more time staying physically active compared to exercisers, and were able to meet the recommended 150 minutes of aerobic activity per week with just gardening alone. (Great. If you want a healthy heart – just get active in the garden. The only problem? If you want a healthy heart, you have to get active in the garden!)


• “Paper Airplane Day”, an unofficial observance honoring the simple aeronautical toy anyone can make. (Just remember: Once you throw a paper airplane, it’s no longer stationary!)
• “Blueberry Cheesecake Day”. Well, okay … if we have to!
• “Don’t Fry Day”, Also known as “Heat Awareness Day”, “to encourage employers and workers to recognize the warning signs for heat illness and keep workers safe.” But it raises awareness about the dangers of heat for everyone. (Thank goodness. I thought it was a day telling me not to have French Fries!)
• “World Dracula Day”, Bram Stoker’s Gothic horror novel “Dracula” was first published on this date in 1897. According to legend, the character may have been based on Stoker’s horrible boss.
• “Sally Ride Day”, The first American woman in space, Sally Ride, is a role model for young people, particularly for girls and those interested in science and space. At the time of her first flight, Ride, at 32, was also the youngest US astronaut to travel in space.
• “National Road Trip Day”, observed on the Friday before Memorial Day in the US, and the official kickoff of the summer road trip season. 63% of road trippers say that having good music, audiobooks, and/or podcasts to listen to are the most important parts of a successful road trip. (We think the most important thing is having a dad who owns a gas station…)
• “National Title Track Day”, a day to listen only to title tracks, whether from a record, CD, mp3, the radio, or (GASP) from a streaming service. Some of the best: ‘Let It Be’ by The Beatles, ‘L.A. Woman’ by The Doors, Michael Jackson’s ‘Thriller’ and Prince’s ‘Purple Rain’.  (***Add to the list!***)
• “World Redhead Day”, Some “Whack Redhead Facts”:
⇒ Less than 2% of the population has red hair.
⇒ Red hair is thicker than other colors, and harder to dye.
⇒ Redheads are more sensitive to hot and cold, and sometimes to pain. But other studies say they are LESS sensitive to pain. Either way, they need about 20% more anesthesia to be sedated.
⇒ Redheads are more likely to be left-handed.
⇒ Contrary to some reports, red hair is NOT dye-ing out (sorry for the pun!). Although their numbers are decreasing, they are in no danger of extinction.
⇒ Redheaded women have more sex…according to Cosmo.

• “Cellophane Tape Day”, marking the date in 1930 that a patent for the product was granted to Richard Drew. His invention was later marketed by 3M as ‘Scotch’ tape. He also invented masking tape. (I had a book about him. Unfortunately, I couldn’t find the beginning…)
• “Grape Popsicle Day”, a salute to one of the favorite flavors of the frozen treat. Also, messiest.
• “Sunscreen Protection Day”, to create awareness of the importance of using protection against the harmful UV rays from the Sun.
• “Nothing To Fear Day”, it’s a chance to stand up and declare, as President Franklin D. Roosevelt did on May 27, 1941 that, “The only thing we have to fear is fear itself,” and take back control of our lives. (He forgot about spiders…)

• “Hamburger Day”, celebrating one of the cornerstone foods of Western civilization. While it was invented in Germany, its popularity spread like wildfire throughout the US and Canada. (What burger topping can you absolutely NOT do without? And what one is a dealbreaker?)
• “Brisket Day”, brisket is a tricky meat in that it comes from the animal tough, but if you find a particularly well-marbled piece and cook it correctly, it will become fork-soft and simply peel apart, making it the tenderest of tender meats. (Whoops! Drooled just a bit there…)
• “Amnesty International Day”, commemorating the 1961 launch of ‘Appeal for Amnesty’ which evolved into today’s “AI”. The organization strives to protect human rights around-the-world by publicizing problems and encouraging citizens and governments to take action.
• “Slugs Return From Capistrano Day”, when the slugs that have been living in the beautiful Mission San Juan Capistrano “leave their winter haven and go back to the gardens and yards they came from”. The holiday is a parody of “Swallows Return to Capistrano” in March, when swallows migrate to Capistrano.

1948 [75] Stevie (Stephanie) Nicks, Phoenix AZ, pop-rock singer-songwriter (‘Edge of Seventeen’, Fleetwood Mac-‘Dreams’)/Rock & Roll Hall of Fame 2019 (and with Fleetwood Mac 1998)

1949 [74] Hank Williams Jr, Shreveport LA, country singer (‘All My Rowdy Friends Are Coming Over Tonight’, ‘Honky Tonkin’’)/son of Hank Williams Sr

1949 [74] Philip Michael Thomas, Columbus OH, TV actor (‘Tubbs’ on “Miami Vice” 1984-89)/voice of ‘Lance Vance’ in “Grand Theft Auto” video games

1964 [59] Lenny Kravitz, NYC, rock singer-guitarist (‘Fly Away’, ‘Are You Gonna Go My Way’)

1966 [57] Helena Bonham Carter, London England, movie actress (“The King’s Speech”, “Alice in Wonderland”)

1971 [52] Matt Stone, Houston TX, TV writer & producer (co-creator of “South Park” with Trey Parker)

1975 [48] Lauryn Hill, South Orange NJ, pop-R&B singer (‘Doo Wop [That Thing]’, The Fugees-‘Killing Me Softly’)

1981 [42] Isaac Slade, Denver CO, pop-rock singer-pianist (The Fray-‘You Found Me’, ‘How to Save a Life’)

1983 [40] Scott Disick, Eastport NY, reality TV star (“Keeping Up With The Kardashians” 2007-2016)/clothing line owner (“Talentless”)/baby-daddy to Kourtney Kardashian’s 3 children

SATURDAY: Louis Gossett Jr. (“An Officer and a Gentleman”) is 87; Bruce Cockburn (‘Lovers in a Dangerous Time’) is 78; Neil Finn (Split Enz) is 65; Todd Bridges (“Diff’rent Strokes”) is 58; Sean Kinney (Alice in Chains) is 57; Joseph Fiennes (“The Handmaid’s Tale”) is 53; Paul Bettany (“The Da Vinci Code”) is 52; Jack McBrayer (“30 Rock”) is 50, André 3000 (OutKast) is 47; Chef Jamie Oliver is 48; Ben Feldman (“Superstore”) is 43; Chris Colfer (“Glee”) is 33

SUNDAY: Gladys Knight (‘Midnight Train to Georgia’) is 79; John Fogerty (CCR) is 79; Phil Vassar (‘Just Another Day in Paradise’) is 59; Kylie Minogue (‘The Locomotion’) is 55; Elisabeth Hasselbeck (“Fox & Friends”) is 46; Jake Johnson (“New Girl”) is 45; Colbie Caillat (‘Bubbly’) is 38; Carey Mulligan (“The Great Gatsby”) is 38

1994 [29] Michael Jackson marries Lisa Marie Presley, Elvis’ daughter, in a secret ceremony in the Dominican Republic. They divorce 20 months later

2022 [01] The final episode of “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” airs, after 19 seasons. Pink, who wrote and performed the theme song (‘Today’s The Day’), sings ‘What About Us’, at Ellen’s request

2022 [01] “Goodfellas” actor Ray Liotta dies of heart failure at 67

1977 [46] The members of KISS provide Marvel Comics with a vial of their blood to be mixed with the red ink used to print their upcoming comic book. The photo op takes place at the printing plant in Depew NY, where the comic will be made

2022 [01] Andy Fletcher, a founding member of Depeche Mode, dies at 60. He played keyboards in the band, and at times served as peacemaker and business manager

2003 [20] Just 3 days after a previous record was set, Sherpa Lakpa Gelu climbs Mount Everest in 10 hours, 56 minutes


✓ According to the Cleveland Clinic, if you regularly fall asleep in less than 5 minutes, you’re likely sleep-deprived.
✓ The ashes of the average cremated person weigh 9 pounds (4.1 kg).
✓ The storage capacity of human brain exceeds 4 terabytes.
✓ Youngest siblings tend to be the funniest, according to research.
✓ Mankind put a man on the moon before putting wheels on luggage.
✓ In Japan, police deal with violent or very inebriated people by taking a large futon and rolling them into a “burrito”, then carrying them away.
-UberFacts, BathroomReadersInstitute

Best of BS . . .
• “Sure wish there had been more Math!”
• “I think we’ve proven that teens really do care deeply about school spirit.”
• “It’s all smooth sailing from here on out!”
• “Why can’t I seem to swipe left on any of these pictures?”
• “I know this 5th year of high school is going to be grate.”
• “Brittney’s baby shower was the best party of the year!”
• “Remember: Zits do not last forever but your nickname ‘Zitty McZitFace’ probably will!”
• “Let’s stay connected on Facebook because I really want to see what kinds of salads you’re eating 10 years from now.”
• “Looking forward to all of the opportunities that the real world will have for me to use algebra!”
• “I’m going to be very proud of this picture someday in the future!”
-Twitter, first published in BS in 2018

• Bungee Archery
• Seniors Hide-and-Seek
• Bowling-Ball Soccer
• Greco-Roman Tiddly Winks
• Public Pool Warm-Spot Obstacle Course
• Nude Bowling
• Cobra Throw
• Lawn Farts
• Synchronized Snow-Writing
-First published in BS in 2006

I cannot disagree with any of these:

Just a thought, here: Road rage incidents would go down 98% if car manufacturers installed stupid-sounding horns. We need to go back to “awoogah” horns.

What’s the most disgusting-sounding (but non-profane) word in the English language?

Question:  A survey says THIS is a woman’s biggest pet peeve when their husband or partner is driving. What is it?
Answer:  He plays the music too loud


We cannot cure the worlds of sorrows; but we can choose to live in joy.


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