Tuesday, May 17, 2022 — Edition: #7232
The BS Press!
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BS SHOW BIZ BUZZ:
★ Producer Jerry Bruckheimer says it is unlikely “at this point” that Johnny Depp would return for a potential 6th “Pirates of the Caribbean” movie to play ‘Captain Jack Sparrow’. When asked about a Depp return to the franchise, Bruckheimer said: “Not at this point. The future is yet to be decided.” The Hollywood mogul said he’s trying to rebuild the nearly 2-decades-old “Pirates” franchise around a new protagonist, ideally played by Margot Robbie. Bruckheimer said those working on the movie are “developing two Pirates scripts — One with her, one without.” Depp is currently embroiled in a highly-publicized court case against ex-wife Amber Heard.
★ David Tennant and Catherine Tate are returning to “Doctor Who,” reuniting for new scenes that will coincide with the show’s 60th anniversary celebrations in 2023. Tennant and Tate will reprise their respective roles of the 10th Doctor and companion Donna Noble. The pair’s tenure on the series spanned from 2005-10. When the characters were last seen together, the Doctor had to wipe Donna’s memory in order to save her life. In a statement, showrunner Russell T. Davies said: “Maybe this is a missing story. Or a parallel world. Or a dream, or a trick, or a flashback. The only thing I can confirm is that it’s going to be spectacular.”
★ Helen Mirren once again assumed the role of Queen Elizabeth I for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations to mark her 70th year on the throne. The first official Jubilee celebration event, named “A Gallop Through History” featured 1,300 performers and 500 horses at the Royal Windsor Horse Show arena, broadcast live from Windsor Castle. 76-year-old Mirren, who played Queen Elizabeth in the 2005 drama “Elizabeth I”, performed her famous speech to the troops in a historic royal gown and hat, saying at one point: “I know I have the body of a weak and feeble woman; but I have the heart and stomach of a king, and of a king of England too.” Mirren appeared as Queen Elizabeth II in the West End play “The Audience”, and the film “The Queen”, for which she won an Academy Award.
★ “Married…With Children” could soon be the latest TV series return after decades off-air. But it would come with a slight tweak. The original cast is all set for a reboot, including Ed O’Neil, Katey Sagal, Christina Applegate and David Faustino. But they won’t be returning in live-action, but in animated form instead. The idea is currently being pitched to TV networks and streaming platforms, with Fox, Hulu and Peacock reportedly showing “strong interest”. Fox carried the original series, unceremoniously canceling it in 1997 after 11 seasons, without a proper finale.
TODAY’S SHOW BIZ SKED:
• “Jimmy Kimmel Live” (ABC/Global): Jerrod Carmichael, James Hong, the Black Keys (R)
• “The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon” (NBC/CTV): Nick Jonas, Mary Lynn Rajskub, Ella Mai
• “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” (CBS/Global): Ricky Gervais, Trombone Shorty
• “Late Night with Seth Meyers” (NBC/CTV): Chelsea Handler, Martha Stewart, Allegra Hyde
• ” The Late Late Show with James Corden” (CBS/CTV): Hannah Einbinder, Lennon Parham, a performance by the cast of “Hadestown”
• “Watch What Happens Live” (Bravo): Joe Gorga, Joe Benigno, Evan Goldschneider, Bill Aydin, Louie Ruelas, Frank Catania
• “The View” (ABC/CTV): Maury Povich, guest co-host Stephanie Grisham
• “The Talk” (CBS): Lily Rabe, guest co-host Jenna Dewan
• “Live with Kelly and Ryan” (ABC/CTV): Jenna Fischer, Angela Kinsey, Freddie Highmore, guest co-host Jane Krakowski
• “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” (NBC/CTV): Justin Timberlake, Keith Urban
• “The Kelly Clarkson Show” (CHECK LOCAL LISTINGS): Niecy Nash, Bill & Giuliana Rancic, Sheryl Crow
• “The Drew Barrymore Show” (CHECK LOCAL LISTINGS): Keke Palmer, Gayle King, Kate Hudson, Machine Gun Kelly, Ana Gasteyer, Rachel Dratch
• “This is Us” (NBC, CTV): The Pearsons gather around Rebecca’s bedside.
• “Lionel Richie: The Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song” (PBS): Anthony Anderson hosts an all-star tribute concert, including performances by previous Gershwin Prize honoree Gloria Estefan, Boyz II Men, Luke Bryan, Andra Day, Chris Stapleton, Miguel, Yolanda Adams, and a special performance by honoree Lionel Richie.
BS MUSIC NOTES:
• Panic! At The Disco — are teasing new music via a cryptic website called www.shutupandgotobed.com , which hints at a June 1 release. Upon entering the site, visitors are asked their age, desired bedtime and email address. Then, an orange box appears with the words “Don’t be a diva, it’s time to be free”. Regardless of what bedtime you put in, it tells you that you “need to wake up at 6!01”.
• Post Malone – On “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” he said that he’s been in touch with a musical legend. While discussing the fact that he’s a big Bob Dylan fan, Fallon asked if the 2 have ever met. His response: “I have not met Bob Dylan but we have been… I don’t know how much I’m at liberty to discuss. But we’ve chatted…Yeah he kind of slid into my DMs.”
• Rush — Alex Lifeson says he kissed each of his guitars goodbye — and even spoke to one of them – before sending them to auction. He has plans to part with over 100 music-related items in a charity sale, in order to pursue a “leaner” lifestyle, and found it particularly difficult to let go of a 1976 Gibson ES-355 that had been a mainstay of his Rush career.
• Metallica — James Hetfield made a congratulatory call to the woman who gave birth at the band’s gig in Curitiba, Brazil on May 7. The proud parents shared a few seconds of the call to Instagram, in which Hetfield can be heard saying: “This is James from Metallica, congratulations, you guys”. New mom Joice Figueiró responds: “Oh my God. Hi. I cry.”
• Corey Taylor — has launched the Taylor Foundation, a non-profit that aims to help service members and first responders affected by PTSD. He also has launched a sweepstakes for the chance to win 2 tickets to his solo show at London Palladium on October 17. LINK: https://tinyurl.com/2p8bzrku
• Jelly Roll – The newcomer, who some say represents “the Next Generation of Country Music”, has hit the top 30 at country radio with ‘Son of a Sinner’, and announced he’ll headline Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena on December 9. He’ll also be touring with Brantley Gilbert this summer.
• Dierks Bentley and Elle King — Six years after they had a #1 hit together with ‘Different for Girls’, they have released the new duet ‘Worth A Shot’. The song is King’s follow up to her #1 hit single ‘Drunk (And I Don’t Wanna Go Home)’ with Miranda Lambert.
• Jamey Johnson– became an official member of the Grand Ole Opry on Saturday. He was welcomed by Opry member and Johnson’s mentor Bill Anderson. The 2 collaborated on their ACM and CMA Award-winning co-write ‘Give It Away’.
SHOOTING THE BULL
SOME OF YOUR BEESWAX:
Now that we’re well into “No Mow May”, when it’s been suggested that we NOT cut our grass to allow flora to grow and give bees, butterflies and beetles better access to nectar early in the year, it’s time to start thinking about the next excuse to skip yard work, for environmental reasons, of course. That’s right – it’s your annual reminder that we should all just leave those dandelions be. Don’t mow ‘em (even after the end of May…), don’t dig ‘em out, and for goodness sakes, DO NOT treat them with chemicals. Why? It’s for the bees, again. Roger Croll of the Halifax Honeybee Society backs up the comments of many on social media, who pointed out that dandelions are an important source of food for bees emerging after a long winter of hibernation. As you know, bees have had a tough time lately, so any help we can give them is important.
(These days, experts are telling us not to rake our leaves in fall, not to mow grass in spring, and to leave the dandelions alone. What a wonderful time to be alive!)
(It turns out I live in a neighborhood full of environmentalists!)
By now, you’ve seen those foldable smartphone screens from manufacturers like LG, Samsung and Microsoft, and you might think of them as an engineering marvel — allowing for a screen that’s twice the size of the phone when it’s in your packet or purse. But until now, most foldables have only bent in one direction, either inward or outward. But last week, LG showed off an 8-inch screen that claims to allow users to fold the phone along a full 360-degree axis. Yup, it folds BOTH ways. The flexible display could help make folding smartphones more versatile without the need for extra screens, in what LG calls a “comfortable and cutting-edge user experience.” The company says the screen is capable of withstanding 200,000 folds before showing signs of wear. No word yet on when this will become available, but it shows that companies believe that foldable phones could be a lot bigger in the future, if you’ll pardon the pun.
(Wow. Smartphones are just like vaccines — Just when you get the latest one, there’s a new one you gotta get!)
(This new development definitely gives them a bit more, ahem, flexibility…!)
Do you love the taste of sour candies? Then you might be an extrovert. At least that’s what a survey of 2,000 candy lovers is telling us. Conducted for Jelly Belly Candy Company, the survey by OnePoll digs deeply into the theory that a person’s preference for certain sweets says a lot about their personality. Besides being extroverted (59%), people who love sour candy also identified themselves as more “eccentric” (53%), “funny” (50%), and “sarcastic” (51%). Chocolate lovers tended to describe themselves as “optimistic” (76%) and “shy” (67%). Fans of mint were most likely to say they’re “thoughtful” (78%). Other results:
• 79% of cherry candy lovers identify as introverts.
• People who eat candy every day are more likely to identify as “night owls” instead of “early birds,” (43% vs. 17%).
• Sour candy lovers also tend to identify as “honest” (69%).
• Cherry candy lovers are more likely to be dog people, while buttered popcorn lovers favor cats.
(I’m not sure about “extroverted”, but I do know that sour candy lovers are “wrong”!)
(But when you get right down to it, is there really anyone who doesn’t love chocolate?)
THE TOP HOTELS IN THE WORLD:
(According to TripAdvisor, for 2022…)
1. Tulemar Bungalows & Villas: Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica. Features more than 50 stylish, modern bungalows and villas spread across 33 verdant acres. Access to a private, sandy beach with drink service. Colorful birds and other wildlife on premise. Hammocks, soak tubs, swimming pools and massages.
2. Hotel Colline de France: Gramado, Brazil
3. Ikos Aria: Kefalos, Kos island, Greece
4. Romance Istanbul Hotel: Istanbul, Turkey
5. THE OMNIA: Zermatt, Switzerland
6. Kayakapi Premium Caves: Cappadocia; Urgup, Turkey
7. Six Senses Laamu: Olhuveli Island, Maldives
8. Hamanasi Adventure and Dive Resort: Hopkins, Belize
9. Padma Resort Ubud: Payangan, Indonesia
10. BLESS Hotel Madrid: Madrid, Spain
HIGHEST-PAID ATHLETES OVER THE LAST YEAR:
1. Lionel Messi: $130 million – soccer, sporting app endorsement, clothing line, Adidas lifetime deal
2. LeBron James: $121.2 million – basketball, acting (“Spacejam: A New Legacy”), talk show, Crypto.com deal
3. Christiano Ronaldo: $120 million – soccer, Nike lifetime deal, clothing, hotels, gyms, restaurants
4. Neymar: $95 million – soccer, deals with Puma, Red Bull, NFTs
5. Steph Curry: $92.8 million – basketball, FTX deal, NFTs, owns production company ‘Unanimous Media’
6. Kevin Durant: $92.1 million – basketball, Nike, Coinbase deals, NFTs, film production, app investor
7. Roger Federer: $90.7 million – tennis, deal with Rolex, investor and endorser of Uniqlo shoes
8. Canelo Alvarez: $90 million – boxing, Hennessy deal, taco restaurant, boxing promotion
9. Tom Brady: $83.9 million – football, NFTs, production companies, clothing line
10. Giannis Antetokounmpo: $80.9 million – basketball, Watchbox investor, NFTs, deals with WhatsApp, Google
(And who are the most OVERpaid athletes? That’s a whole new ballgame!)
DID YOU KNOW?
(***CAUTION – content***) Laser tattoo removal doesn’t erase your tattoos. It breaks down the ink particles so your white blood cells can carry them to your liver. THEN what? Yup. It seems that laser tattoo removal actually results in you pooping out your old tattoo.
BS CHRONOMETER 05.17.22
TODAY’S BS REASONS TO PARTY . . .
• “Pack Rat Day”, celebrating people who squirrel away all kinds of ‘stuff’. What’s the oddest thing you have that you refuse to throw away? (But I might need those old soup cans someday!)
• “World Hypertension Day”, an annual observance to highlight the fact that stroke, heart, and kidney diseases caused by high blood pressure are preventable.
• “World Telecommunications Day”, a UN observance since 1969. The goal now is to raise awareness of the possibilities that the use of the internet and other communication technologies can bring to societies and economies, as ways to bridge the digital divide. LINK: https://www.un.org/en/observances/telecommunication-day
• “Pinot Grigio Day”, if you’ve never had this fine wine and want to know how it tastes, it’s been described as having an acidic, lighter-bodied flavor, with punchy acidity, and flavors of lemons, limes, green apples and honeysuckle.
• “Cherry Cobbler Day”, dedicated to the delicious tart dessert that many enjoy with ice cream.• “Dinosaur Day”, a Paleontologists favorite day! Dinosaurs are thought to have first appeared during the Triassic period, between 243 and 231 million years ago. The name ‘dinosaur’ is Greek, meaning “terrible lizard”. (BS FACTOID: While many think dinosaurs were massive, they were usually human sized or smaller. Scientists believe that bones from larger ones were easier fossilized, and therefore more likely to survive to present-day)
• “Walnut Day”, to show recognition and promote awareness of the walnut. Some Fun Walnut Facts:
⇒ Walnuts are the oldest known tree food, dating back to 10,000 BC!
⇒ 99% of the commercial U.S. supply and 2/3 of the world trade of walnuts come from California.
⇒ Walnuts have always been considered important for their medicinal properties, including curing bad breath, reducing inflammation, and healing wounds.
⇒ More recently, the nutritional benefits of walnuts have become more well-known, especially their omega-3 fatty acid content.
⇒ The Greeks called walnuts ‘karyon’, meaning “head,” because the shell resembles a human skull and the walnut kernel itself looks like a brain!
COMING UP . . .
[Wed] Museum Day
[Thurs] Accounting Day
[Thus] Boys and Girls Club Day
[Fri] National Bike to Work Day
[Fri] Be a Millionaire Day
This Week Is…International Coaching Week
This Month Is…Chip Your Pet Month
This Month Is…Melanoma Awareness Month
TODAY’S CELEBIRTHDAYS . . .
1961  Enya [Brennan], Gweedore Ireland, world music singer (‘Only Time’, ‘Orinoco Flow’)
1962  Craig Ferguson, Glasgow Scotland, comedian-TV host (“The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson” 2005-14)/TV actor (“Drew Carey Show” 1996-2004)
1965  Trent Reznor, Mercer PA, rock singer (Nine Inch Nails-‘Every Day is Exactly the Same’)/film score composer (“The Social Network”, “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo”)
1969  Alan Doyle, Petty Harbour NL, folk-rock singer (‘So Let’s Go’, Great Big Sea-‘Ordinary Day’, ‘Consequence Free’)
1970  Jordan Knight, Worcester MA, boy-band pop singer (New Kids On the Block-‘Hangin’ Tough’, ‘Step By Step’)
1973  Josh Homme, Joshua Tree CA, rock singer-guitarist (Queens Of the Stone Age-‘No One Knows’, Eagles of Death Metal-‘Save a Prayer’, Kyuss, Them Crooked Vultures)
1985  Derek Hough, Salt Lake City UT, professional dancer (6-time champ on “Dancing With the Stars” 2007-2016)/brother of Julianne Hough
1988  Nikki Reed, Los Angeles CA, movie actress (“Twilight” franchise, “Thirteen”)
THIS DAY IN SHOW BIZ . . .
2011  The final episode of “The Oprah Winfrey Show” is recorded in Chicago IL, with many celebrities attending (None of them were awarded a car!)
TODAY’S MUSIC EVENTS . . .
2012  Donna Summer dies of lung cancer at her home in Naples FL, at age 63
2015  Taylor Swift wins 8 Billboard Music Awards; Pharrell Williams, Meghan Trainor, One Direction, and Sam Smith are also multiple winners
TODAY’S FIRSTS . . .
1964  The first Tim Horton’s coffee and donut shop opens in Hamilton ON, then co-owned by NHL player Tim Horton (now 4,949 restaurants in 15 countries)
2004  Massachusetts becomes the first US state to legalize same-sex marriage (today is celebrated as “Same Sex Marriage Day” in America)
TODAY’S RECORD . . .
2009  MC/singer/pianist Gonzales breaks the Guinness World Record for ‘Longest Public Solo Performance’ by performing 300 consecutive songs over more than 27 straight hours in Paris, France
BS WHACK FACTS:
✓ It is only possible to dream about faces you have seen in real life.
✓ Cheese is the most-frequently shoplifted food item in the world.
✓ Rolls Royce cars are covered in 5 layers of paint, weighing more than 100 pounds.
✓ A suit of medieval armor was once found in a tiger shark’s stomach.
✓ All of the sweaters Mr. Rogers’ wore on “Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood” were knitted by his mother.
✓ Lobsters listen with their legs.
Best of BS . . .
BS BAD GAME SHOW NAMES:
• “Deal or No Plea Deal”
• “Who Wants to be a Millennial”
• “64,000 Questions”
• “The $100,000 Pyramid Scheme”
• “Win Ben Stein’s Personality”
• “Canadian Mennonite Warrior”
• “Whose Smell is That, Anyway?”
• “Bowling for Bowling Balls”
• “The Newlydivorced Game”
• “Press Your Duck”
-Twitter, first published in BS in 2019
THE LAWS OF WORK:
• You are always doing something marginal when the boss drops by your desk.
• A pat on the back is only a few centimeters from a kick in the butt.
• After any salary raise, you will have less money at the end of the month than you did before.
• The more crap you put up with, the more crap you are going to get.
• When the boss talks about improving productivity, he’s never talking about himself.
• There will always be beer cans rolling on the floor of your car when the boss asks for a ride home from the office.
• The people who get to go to conferences are the ones who shouldn’t.
• To err is human, to forgive is not our policy.
• If you’re good, you will be assigned all the work. If you’re really good, you’ll get out of it.
• If it wasn’t for the last minute, nothing would get done.
• Eat one live toad the first thing in the morning and nothing worse will happen to you the rest of the day.
BS WEB GOODIE:
Fair’s fair (sound up): https://tinyurl.com/2p8s423w
BS RANDOM JOKE:
Love is grand; divorce is a hundred grand.
BS PHONE STARTER:
What’s a saying that kids today will never understand? “A penny for your thoughts”? “You sound like a broken record”?
BS WATER COOLER QUESTION:
Question: In a poll asking what smells remind people of their childhood, freshly cut grass came in at #1. Certain meals cooking was second. What was #3?
BS DEEP THOUGHT:
Time is precious — waste it wisely.