Friday, May 14, 2021 — Edition: #6987
It’s Your Daily Constitutional Sheet!
BS SHOW BIZ BUZZ:
★ Chrissy Teigen has apologized for her old Twitter behavior after her relentless cyber bullying apparently almost drove reality star Courtney Stodden to suicide. Stodden shared some of the mean messages online and now Teigen has publicly addressed the allegations, saying she is horrified she behaved so badly. In a series of Twitter posts, she wrote: “Not a lot of people are lucky enough to be held accountable for all their past bulls— in front of the entire world. I’m mortified and sad at who I used to be. I was an insecure, attention seeking troll. I am ashamed and completely embarrassed at my behavior but that is nothing compared to how I made Courtney feel.” Stodden told TMZ that she accepted the apology, but was disappointed that she hadn’t heard from Teigen in private.
★ Colin Farrell has filed for conservatorship of his 17-year-old son, James Farrell, who has been diagnosed with Angelman Syndrome. According to the court petition, Farrell and model Kim Bordenave, who is James’ mother, are requesting to be co-conservators. Angelman Syndrome is described as “a genetic disorder which causes developmental delays and disabilities and affects the nervous system.” Colin Ferrell’s legal team notes James “is nonverbal and has issues with his fine motor skills, making him unable to properly care for his own physical health and well-being.”
★ Peacock has announced a series order for “Paris in Love”. That’s the working title for a 13-part docuseries that will follow entrepreneur/activist/DJ Paris Hilton as she prepares to “walk down the aisle with the ‘man of her dreams’, venture capitalist Carter Reum”, culminating in the big day itself. According to the official logline, “From bridal dress shopping and choosing the venue, to designing her dream destination wedding and participating in what certainly will be a fun and crazy bachelorette party, viewers will be along for an entertaining and emotional ride and will witness a personal side of Paris that only her closest friends and family get to see.”
★ Actor Norman Lloyd, who appeared in films such as “Dead Poets Society” and “St. Elsewhere”, has died at the age of 106. A family friend has confirmed the legendary star passed away in his sleep on May 10, at his home in Los Angeles. At this time, Lloyd’s family does not appear to have issued an official statement on his death.
TODAY’S SHOW BIZ SKED:
• “Jimmy Kimmel Live” (ABC/Global): Rosario Dawson, Dr. Anthony Fauci, Anitta (R)
• “The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon” (NBC/CTV): Chance the Rapper, Fred Armisen, Alan Jackson
• “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” (CBS/Global): Billy Crystal, Tiffany Haddish, the Black Keys
• “Late Night with Seth Meyers” (NBC/CTV): Michael Che, Richard Kind, Mario Duplantier (R)
• “The Late Late Show with James Corden” (CBS/CTV): Daisy Ridley, Caroline Polachek (R)
• “The View” (ABC/CTV): Day of Hot Topics
• “The Talk” (CBS): Bridget Moynahan, Bitsie Tulloch, guest co-host Jerry O’Connell
• “Live with Kelly and Ryan” (ABC/CTV): Denise Richards, Kwame Onwuachi
• “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” (NBC/CTV): Whitney Cummings, Pepper Teigen, guest host Chrissy Teigen
• “The Kelly Clarkson Show” (CHECK LOCAL LISTINGS): London Kaye, Amy Adams, Alfonso Ribeiro, Brynn Cartelli
• “The Drew Barrymore Show” (CHECK LOCAL LISTINGS): Andy Cohen, Gayle King, Sean Evans
• “The Queen Carries On: A Gayle King Special” (CBS): The extraordinary life and reign of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II; interviews with former President Barack Obama, Sir Paul McCartney, photographer Mary McCartney, journalist Tina Brown, Lady Anne Glenconner and royal commentator Wesley Kerr.
• “Pride” (FX): A revealing look at the vibrant lives lived by queer people in the ’50s amidst a steep rise in governmental regulations against the LGBTQ+ community.
• “Blue Bloods” (CBS): Season 11 finale
• “CNN Films: Race for the Vaccine” (CNN): The inside story on the scientific journey to battle the COVID-19 pandemic; the scientists behind the Pfizer/BioNTech and the National Institutes of Health/Moderna vaccine research teams.
• “Sweet Carolina” (HALLMARK): A marketing executive reconnects with her high school boyfriend after becoming the unexpected guardian of her niece and nephew.
• “NHL Playoffs” (CBC, SN, NBC): Round 1 begins with Boston at Washington
• “Saturday Night Live” (NBC): Host Keegan-Michael Key, with musical guest Olivia Rodrigo
• “2021 MTV Movie & TV Awards” (MTV): Leslie Jones hosts the celebration, honoring the biggest moments in film and TV over the past year. Scarlett Johansson will be honored with the Generation Award, and Sacha Baron Cohen will receive the Comedic Genius Award.
• “American Idol: (ABC): FINNEAS mentors the finalists, who are grouped to perform 2of his songs.
• “Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist” (NBC): Season 2 finale
• “Family Guy” (FOX): Season 19 finale
BS MUSIC NOTES:
• BTS – will give the debut performance of their new single ‘Butter’, at the 2021 Billboard Music Awards on May 23. The group’s second English-language single, following 2020’s mega-hit ‘Dynamite’, will be released two days before the awards ceremony.
• Dua Lipa — Her second album “Future Nostalgia” is only a year old, but it won’t be too long before fans hear some fresh music. Quote: “I’m working on some bits, so possibly there will be something soon.” She won British Female Artist and Album of the Year at Tuesdays BRIT awards, and performed.
• Enrique Iglesias and Ricky Martin — have resurrected their first-ever co-headlining tour for later this year. They first announced they were going to tour together in March 2020, just before the pandemic shut down venues. They’ll finally kick off their tour in Las Vegas on Sept. 25.
• Korn — have announced a 28-show U.S. summer tour, with Staind as support act. The trek begins in West Palm Beach, Florida on Aug. 5, and will end in Dallas on Sept. 21. Both acts will also play the Louder than Life music festival in Louisville KY (Sept. 23 -26).
• Chrissie Hynde – will release an album of Bob Dylan covers on May 21. “Standing in the Doorway: Chrissie Hynde Sings Bob Dylan” will feature 9 of The Pretenders singer’s favorite Dylan tunes. A documentary on the making of the project, “Tomorrow Is a Long Time”, will air on Sky Arts in the U.K. on May 24 to mark Dylan’s 80th birthday.
• The Go-Go’s – guitarist Jane Wiedlin was, to say the least, surprised when she got the news the group will be included in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame’s 36th induction class this year. Quote: “I was afraid to be hopeful. But when I found out we got it, I just cried until I peed my pants. It was so exciting.”
• Kane Brown and Kelsea Ballerini — will team up to co-host the 2021 CMT Music Awards on June 9. While Brown returns for his second consecutive year as host, it will be Ballerini’s first time hosting.
• Florida Georgia Line – will headline an Encore Drive-In Nights concert on June 12. The show will air on big screens across North America and beyond. The never-before-seen concert will also feature Nelly and Chase Rice. They promise “The night will be full of hits, good vibes and a few surprises.”
• Carrie Underwood – has officially announced her first Las Vegas residency. She’s preparing to take the stage at the new Resorts World Las Vegas for “Reflection: The Las Vegas Residency” with an initial limited run of six shows from Dec. 1-11. Quote: “It’s just going to be high energy. I want everything to just be super exciting and big.”
SHOOTING THE BULL
Beginning next week, UK residents have the green light to resume “cautious hugging”, a milestone that benefits both vaccinated and unvaccinated people who have missed physical touch during the pandemic. So, what exactly constitutes “cautious hugging”? While the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has not released any guidelines on hugging yet, we do have input from 2 physicians who have followed Covid-19 since the beginning — CNN medical analyst Dr. Leana Wen and Vanderbilt University infectious diseases professor Dr. William Schaffner. First off, if an unvaccinated person wants to hug someone, they should wear a mask. If you’re fully vaccinated, here is how the experts say you can stay safe while embracing someone who isn’t: A cautious hug is one that’s outdoors, without face-to-face contact, that doesn’t last very long. Kids who aren’t eligible for the vaccine yet (and are short enough) can hug their vaccinated loved ones around the waist, though they should skip the slobbery kisses. Keeping their face away from the face of the person they’re hugging is key. Those who are vaccinated are in luck. They can hug each other with abandon, according to both doctors. That means without restriction, including indoors, without masks.
(Hug with abandon? Oh, no — I have a Grandmother who is going to be relentless over the next few months…!)
(I have to admit there are some people in my family who I’d be just as happy if they left their mask ON, vaccination or no…)
(Does that mean other vaccinated people can share their snacks with me, too?)
NEWS OF THE WEIRD:
➢A Nanaimo, BC man who filed a modest little lawsuit after being struck by a car while riding his bicycle has had his case thrown out of court. Tyler Chamberlin had filed a lawsuit against the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia, alleging that he “suffered physical and emotional injuries” in a 2018 hit-and-run. Since then, he amended his claim, adding as defendants: The Queen, the prime minister, the premier of B.C., the Supreme Court of B.C., Elections B.C., Nanaimo Regional General Hospital and several other parties. Among his demands: “a private audience with Her Majesty, the suspension of trade with China, the dismantling of Transport Canada, the postponement of an election, the release of classified documents, the “cleaning up of the swamp,” the reconstruction of the RCMP, an MRI of his entire body, $32 trillion, and 500,000 Tesla shares”. In dismissing the case, the judge called the suit “scandalous, vexatious and otherwise an abuse of process.” (So, no helmet, huh?)
➢ A pair of students found themselves lost at sea and in need of rescue after their “boat” — created from 20 Home Depot buckets, duct tape, plywood and two plastic kiddie pools — drifted too far into the Pacific Ocean. The 20-something males, who were definitely not engineering students, embarked upon the wavy waters off Santa Barbara County, CA, equipped with a single paddle and no wetsuits. Authorities were alerted at approximately 2 a.m. Saturday that the uncrafty watercraft appeared to be in trouble about 300 yards from shore, and a water rescue team was dispatched. Believe it or not, authorities said NO alcohol was involved in the incident. (DIY, but not DUI…)
DID YOU KNOW?
If you’ve ever looked at your fish bobbing around in the tank and thought they deserve to see the world outside, then your day has finally come. A new invention allows you take your marine friend for a walk. Japan’s MA Corporation has unveiled the funky new product that is essentially a portable fish tank. It consists of a long, transparent tube in which your fishy mate gets to cruise, and it comes with a gauge to monitor oxygen levels. The “Katsugyo bag” is actually designed to allow people to show off their expensive market-bought fish as they carry it home. (***Spongebob SFX***) But if you have a goldfish named…say…’Gary’, and you want to take him for a walk, then you could do that as well.
BS CHRONOMETER 05.14.21
TODAY’S CELEBIRTHDAYS . . .
1944  George Lucas, Modesto CA, semi-retired filmmaker (“Star Wars” series, “Indiana Jones” series, founder of Lucasfilm)
1969  Danny Wood, Boston MA, pop singer (New Kids On the Block-‘Step by Step’, ‘Hangin’ Tough’)
1969  Cate Blanchett, Melbourne Australia, movie actress (“The Hobbit” films, 2004 Oscar-“The Aviator”, “Lord of the Rings” films)
1971  Sofia Coppola, NYC, movie director (“The Bling Ring”, “Lost in Translation”)
1979  Dan Auerbach, Akron OH, rock singer-guitarist (The Black Keys-‘Howlin’ For You’, ‘Lonely Boy’)
1981  Mike Retondo, Villa Park IL, pop-rock guitarist-vocalist (Plain White T’s-‘1-2-3-4′, ‘Hey There Delilah’)
1984  Mark Zuckerberg, White Plains NY, media magnate-entrepreneur (founder & CEO of Facebook)/one-time ‘World’s Youngest Self-Made Billionaire’/net worth: $103.6 billion — 5th-richest in the world
1985  Dustin Lynch, Nashville TN, country singer (‘Cowboys and Angels’, ‘Small Town Boy’)
1993  Miranda Cosgrove, Los Angeles CA, TV actress (“iCarly” 2007-12)/movie actress (“School of Rock”)
SATURDAY- Record Producer Brian Eno (U2, Coldplay) is 73; TV sportscaster Dan Patrick is 65; former NFL’er Emmitt Smith is 52; David Charvet (“Melrose Place”) is 49; Russell Hornsby (“Grimm”) is 47; Jamie-Lynn Sigler (“The Sopranos”) is 40
SUNDAY- Danny Trejo (“Machete”) is 77; Pierce Brosnan (“Die Another Day”) is 67; Debra Winger (“An Officer and a Gentleman”) is 66; Krist Novoselic (Nirvana) is 56; Janet Jackson (‘Rhythm Nation’) is 55; David Boreanaz (“Bones”) is 52; Tori Spelling (“Beverly Hills 90210”) is 48; Megan Fox (“Transformers”) is 35
BS REASONS TO PARTY . . .
• “Canadian Tulip Festival”, returns locally & online through May 24 in Canada’s Capital Region of Ottawa-Gatineau. The world’s largest tulip festival is thanks to a gift of 100,000 tulip bulbs from Dutch Princess (later Queen) Juliana in 1945 as thanks for providing her a home during WW2. LINK: https://tulipfestival.net/
• “Dance Like a Chicken Day”, Everybody do the chicken dance now: “Dadda dadda dadda dah, dadda dadda dadda dah, dadda dadda dadda dah duh duh duh duh…”
• “Buttermilk Biscuit Day”, before the American Civil War, biscuits emerged as an inexpensive addition to meals. This sturdier bread product soon became popular as people realized it absorbed the gravy on their plate better than plain bread. Soon, the new family favorite, ‘biscuits and gravy’, was created.
• “National Underground America Day”, to honor the 6,000 or so North Americans who make their homes not only on the Earth but in it. Underground America Day began in 1974, when architect Malcolm Wells came up with the idea.
• “Stars and Stripes Forever Day”, the anniversary of the first public performance of ‘The Stars and Stripes Forever’. It was first performed on May 14, 1897 in Philadelphia, on the occasion of the unveiling of a statue of George Washington.
• “Chocolate Chip Day”, Hey, any excuse to mow down on a dozen warm gooey cookies fresh out of the oven. Mmm, can’t you just smell ’em? (And, any excuse NOT to eat cookies with raisins in them!)
• “Nylon Stockings Day”, Many may not remember ever hearing the term “nylon stockings.” A nylon stocking (also known as hose) is a close-fitting, elastic garment worn the same as socks or tights.
• “Peace Officers Memorial Day”, An annual observance by over 20,000 police departments across North America to honor colleagues who lost their lives in the line of duty.
• “Straw Hat Day”, best celebrated by going out and getting yourself a new straw hat! You can find them in almost any size, shape, and even any material.
• “US Armed Forces Day”, celebrated since 1949 on the 3rd Saturday of May to salute Americans serving in the Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force, and Coast Guard.
• “Bring Flowers to Someone Day”, flowers have always been known to be a popular way of showing appreciation, expressing love, remembering a loved one, or apologizing to someone you treasure dearly.
• “Biographers Day”, a day to start reading or writing a biography. What would you call yours?
• “Love a Tree Day”, a great day for tree-huggers everywhere. Trees are a good thing. They give us shade, comfort and shelter. They give off oxygen, too.
• “Mimosa Day”, celebrating the cocktail traditionally made with equal parts chilled orange juice and champagne and served in a champagne flute. It was originally created at the Ritz Hotel in Paris in 1925.
• “Piercing Day”, a ‘Hole-y’ holiday celebrating the practice of puncturing or cutting a part of the human body to create an opening in which jewelry can be worn. (You need another piercing like you need another hole in the head!)
• “Wear Something Purple for Peace Day”, the first ‘intergalactic holiday’, as declared by a group called ‘The Moderns’, whose goal is to make the world a peaceful place and thereby encourage alien species to make contact.
• “Sea Monkey Day”, celebrating the amazing pet that comes alive when placed in water. ‘Sea-Monkeys’ is the brand name for brine shrimp sold in hatching kits as novelty aquarium pets in the US, Canada, and the UK since 1960.
THIS DAY IN SHOW BIZ . . .
1998  76.3 million tune in for the series finale of “Seinfeld”
2006  NBC-TV airs series finale of long-running, award-winning White House drama “The West Wing”
2019  Grumpy Cat [Tardar Sauce], the internet celebrity cat, dies at 7
TODAY’S MUSIC EVENTS . . .
1998 [223 Legendary singer Frank Sinatra dies at 82
2011  Blake Shelton weds Miranda Lambert in Boerne, Texas before 550 guests, including Cee Lo Green, Charles Kelley (Lady Antebellum), Dierks Bentley, Kelly Clarkson, Martina McBride, Reba McEntire, and Trace Adkins (They divorce four years later)
2016  Following the release of Beyoncé’s “Lemonade”, all 12 songs on the album debut on the Hot 100, breaking Taylor Swift’s 2010 record for most songs on the chart at the same time by a female artist
TODAY’S FIRSTS . . .
2016  Gabriel Medina becomes the first surfer ever to land the “Backflip” move in competition
2020  Keith Urban becomes the first major artist to play a drive-in concert in the US during the coronavirus pandemic, performing to an audience of health care workers at the Stardust Drive-In in Watertown, Tennessee
BS WHACK FACTS:
✓ Holding your car key fob up to your chin will increase its range significantly by using your head as a conductor.
✓ Lemons contain more sugar than strawberries do.
✓ You burn more calories sleeping than you do watching TV.
✓ There are two U.S. states where the temperature has never surpassed 100 °F: Alaska and Hawaii.
✓ Pigs can run about 11 mph (17.7 km/h). Housecats? About 30 mph (48km/h).
✓ A study found that termites eat wood twice as fast when listening to heavy metal music.
Best of BS . . .
BS MODERN WEDDING VOWS:
• I hereby confirm that I have read, understood and agree with the aforementioned Terms & Conditions…
• I do solemnly swear to change my Facebook status to ‘married’ and unfriend all my exes.
• I promise to love, honor, cherish and share my Netflix password.
• I promise to not respond to your texts with just the letter ‘K’.
• I vow to love you like Kanye loves Kanye.
• I promise to “even” even when you can’t.
• With this ring, I need thee…to get a second job to help me finish paying it off.
• In sickness and in health. Unless you have a man-cold.
• This marriage contract comes with a 7-year option to renew.
• I Pika-choose you to be my lawfully wedded wife.
-Twitter, first published in BS in 2018
TODAY’S SCOOP OF BS:
➠ Police in California arrested a flower-delivery driver on Mother’s Day for a DUI, then personally delivered the flowers to the waiting mother. (This is one of those times when the “Tip” happened BEFORE the delivery.)
➠ Tom Cruise has listed his Grand Colorado retreat for $39.5 Million. (It has a pool, 9 bedrooms, and 8 places you can do your “risky business.” [Rim Shot!])
➠ Apollo Global Management just purchased AOL and Yahoo from Verizon for $5 billion. (. . . Next for Apollo? A hostile takeover of “Ask Jeeves”.)
➠ A poll says one in 5 people would skip a wedding or a funeral to go to the Super Bowl. (Well of course. I mean what kind of insensitive [you-know-what] dies just before the Super Bowl?)
➠ George Lucas is 77 today. (No one’s throwing him a party. As usual, he’ll just take video of his celebration from 1978, and digitally add new stuff to it.)
BS WEB GOODIE:
I hope he knows the way: https://tinyurl.com/3fhvcw
BS PHONE STARTER:
What is the most embarrassing fad that you jumped on the bandwagon for?
BS RANDOM JOKE:
I don’t work on Fridays. I make appearances.
BS WATER COOLER QUESTION:
Question: 60% of us admit that technology has made us worse at remembering THIS. What is it?
BS DEEP THOUGHT:
He who looks before he leaps is often satisfied to stay where he is.