Wednesday, May 4, 2022 — Edition: #7223
Ah, Some BS You Actually Look Forward to in the Morning!
BS SHOW BIZ BUZZ:
★ Just call her Kim Carb-Dash-ian. Kim Kardashian headed straight for a buffet of pizza and donuts after losing 16 pounds in 3 weeks to prepare for Monday’s 2022 Met Gala. She took to her Instagram Story to share the sugary sight, panning around a room where boxes of Joe’s Pizza and Doughnuttery treats were stacked high. Showing a close-up of the treats, Kimmy K said: “OK guys, so after the Met, I am starving, and my favorite donuts in the entire world…are these mini donuts.” Next, her attention turned to the pizza, sharing that she was “so excited” to indulge in them, because she hadn’t “had carbs or sugar in almost a month.” Kardashian took dieting to the extreme in order to fit into her Met Gala gown, the iconic dress Marilyn Monroe wore while singing ‘Happy Birthday’ to President JFK in 1962.
★ Benedict Cumberbatch is taking his philanthropic duties a step further by housing a Ukrainian family from the war-torn country. He has recently been open about his intention to bring a family in need into his home and hoped others would do the same. Cumberbatch revealed that he previously helped some families who managed to flee the country by funding their housing in the UK. He added that he was currently working with the charity Refugee at Home to help refugees with housing and mental health support. The “Avengers: End Game” actor recently said that the Ukrainian family is receiving medical treatment, and he is looking to give them “stability” in his home after the turmoil they have undoubtedly experienced.
★ A new version of “Iron Chef” is coming to Netflix as the streamer continues adding reality shows to its library. This new version will feature former “Iron Chef America” host Alton Brown and “Top Chef” winner Kristen Kish as hosts. Mark Dacascos will be back as ‘The Chairman’ in the Kitchen Stadium. “Iron Chef: Quest for an Iron Legend” will debut on June 15. Netflix bills the series as a “supersized approach” to the culinary competition, and chefs will face the toughest challenges of their careers. Five new Iron Chefs will face off against Challenger Chefs in the new Kitchen Stadium, where they are pushed “to the limits of endurance and creativity.” The most successful Challenger will return at the end of the season to become the first “Iron Legend.”
★ Machine Gun Kelly’s revelation he and Megan Fox drink each other’s blood is drawing a warning from vampires, and they’re reminding the couple to put safety first! While the couple haven’t explicitly used the V-word, many people on Twitter are labeling them that way, and now, self-described vampires are weighing in on their blood-drinking ritual. Belfazaar Ashantison, the co-founder of The New Orleans Vampire Association (NOVA), is urging Megan and MGK to take proper precautions before drinking their lover’s blood, including testing for potential diseases and blood-borne illnesses, from which he says vampires are not immune.
TODAY’S SHOW BIZ SKED:
• “Jimmy Kimmel Live” (ABC/Global): Ewan McGregor, Ben Schwartz, the Head and the Heart, Guest host Mike Birbiglia
• “The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon” (NBC/CTV): Elizabeth Olsen, Josh Charles, Norah Jones
• “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” (CBS/Global): Glenn Close, Sheryl Crow
• “Late Night with Seth Meyers” (NBC/CTV): Amy Schumer, Jennifer Grey, Stephen Sanchez, Kristina Schiano
• “The Late Late Show with James Corden” (CBS/CTV): Colin Hanks, Mackenzie Davis
• “Watch What Happens Live” (Bravo): “Best of One-On-Ones”, Part 1
• “The View” (ABC/CTV): Minnie Driver, Paula Faris, guest co-host Lindsey Granger
• “Live with Kelly and Ryan” (ABC/CTV): Benedict Cumberbatch
• “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” (NBC/CTV): Jessica Alba, Alec Benjamin
• “The Kelly Clarkson Show” (Check local listings): Jake Johnson, Natasha Leggero, Jackson Wang
• “The Drew Barrymore Show” (Check local listings): Zanna Roberts Rossi, Mikel Welch, Chris Appleton, Pilar Valdes
• “Survivor” (CBS): One castaway lands a win in the reward challenge, earning a chance to nurture social bonds during a pivotal moment in the game.
• “The Masked Singer” (FOX): The final 3 singers perform for the last remaining spot this season; 2 singers are unmasked and the final competitor moves on to the Season 7 finale.
BS MUSIC NOTES:
• Megan Thee Stallion — officially received her own ‘hot girl’ holiday. Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner handed her the key to the city over the weekend, and declared May 2 “Megan Thee Stallion Day”. The date is partly a tribute to her late mother, as it was her birthday. The mayor said Megan’s recognition is for “what she does offstage to lift people’s lives in underserved communities.”
• Taylor Swift — will host a screening and discussion at Tribeca Film Festival on June 11 for her “All Too Well: The Short Film.” The movie was released in Nov., alongside her “Red (Taylor’s Version)” album. It was written and directed by Swift, who also starred, alongside Sadie Sink and Dylan O’Brien.
Madonna — made an appearance Maluma’s all-star homecoming show Sat. in Medellín, joining the Colombian singer for 2 songs. During the encore, Madonna stormed the stage to sing, naturally, ‘Medellín’, their collaboration from Madonna’s 2019 “LP Madame X”, as well as her 2000 hit ‘Music’.
• Kiss — Former drummer Peter Criss is coming out of retirement for one night only. The 76-year-old will appear with Australian rockers Sisters Doll during their performance at The Cutting Room in New York on May 22. Sisters Doll was Criss’s backup band at his “final ever” US show in 2017.
• Red Hot Chili Peppers — paid tribute to late Foo Fighter Taylor Hawkins during their Sunday show at New Orleans Jazz Fest. Chad Smith, who had “Taylor” written on his bass drum, gave a speech honoring his friend, and led a chant of “We love Taylor”. The Foos were originally set to headline the festival, but cancelled all shows in the wake of Hawkins death, and RHCP were asked to play instead.
• Luke Combs – has announced his “Middle of Somewhere Tour” this fall. His friend Jordan Davis will serve as direct support. Other opening slots will be divided among Mitchell Tenpenny, Morgan Wade, and Lainey Wilson. LINK: https://tinyurl.com/4u7m9563
• Kenny Chesney – During Saturday’s show at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte NC, he surprised fans by bringing ACM Female Vocalist of the Year Carly Pearce onstage to duet with him on ‘You and Tequila’. Why? He told No Shoes Nation that his mother demanded it. LINK: https://tinyurl.com/4bfvhdbs
• Tenille Arts – each month, she shares with fans what she’s been up to by posting a “1 Second Everyday” video. With her end-of-April installment, she wrote: “April actually feels like it went by in 30 seconds, so this is fitting. May, time for your 31.” LINK: https://tinyurl.com/paxwe5zp
SHOOTING THE BULL
Fad diets are a dime a dozen, but researchers at the University of Southern California say they’ve put one together that will help you live a long and healthy life. Their “Longevity Diet” favors fish and plant-based proteins, and even features a good amount of carbs. The bad news: You need to avoid red and processed meats. The researchers reviewed hundreds of studies on nutrition, diseases, and long life, involving both animals and humans, and combined them with their own research. The Longevity Diet includes lots of whole grains and veggies, a little bit of white meat, low sugar, and fair amounts of nuts. It also requires people to eat their meals within a certain time frame, and allow for periods of fasting. The good news? It includes some dark chocolate.
(No red meat? Maybe it just SEEMS like you live longer!)
(I think about dieting sometimes…It takes a lot of weight off my mind.)
(Sounds great, but I’m not interested in fasting. I don’t want to be on a diet where a cheat day means you can eat when it’s dark out!)
SPARING ALL EXPENSES:
A California couple managed to have the wedding of their dreams on a shoestring budget of just $500. Kiara and Joel Brokenbrough’s big day had all the bells and whistles of a traditional ceremony — a tuxedo, a white dress, cake, flowers and dancing – but none of the big price tags. For example, while the average wedding dress costs about $1,600. Kiara ordered hers online, and spent just $47. Kiara made her own invitations, and the wedding took place in a public park, so that was free. Her mother is a pastor, so she officiated at zero cost. The flowers were paid for by Kiara’s godmother. The music? Kiara created a playlist on iTunes, of course. The 40 guests at the rehearsal dinner paid for their own meals. Why the frugality? The Brokenbroughs were committed to not starting their new lives in debt. Kiara quote: “A wedding is beautiful and ours was beautiful but…I don’t want to mess up our long-term goals for this one little day.”
(You’ll notice she didn’t say anything about telling her hubby to cheap out on the ring…)
(What did Joel do? Just like any guy at his wedding…he just showed up – hungover!)
(Trust me – if you marry someone THAT cheap, you’ll eventually pay for it!)
MAY THE FOURTH BE WITH YOU:
Did we all, technically, come from space? Apparently so. Scientists at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Maryland have discovered the final building blocks of life inside of asteroids, adding to the theory that meteorites may have long ago seeded our planet with the necessary material to create life. Scientists previously had detected on meteorites that landed in the US, Canada and Australia, 3 of the 5 chemical components needed to form DNA (the molecule that carries genetic instructions in living organisms), and RNA (the molecule crucial for controlling the actions of genes). Researchers say they have now identified the final 2 after fine-tuning the way they analyzed the meteorites. Earth formed roughly 4.5 billion years ago, and in its infancy, was pelted by meteorites. The earliest-known fossils are marine microbial specimens dating to roughly 3.5 billion years ago.
(Then people showed up, invented fire, and wrecked the place in a couple hundred thousand years!)
(And on “Intergalactic Star Wars Day”, to boot!)
(I’m guessing these weren’t the same meteors that killed the dinosaurs?)
PACKING TIPS FROM THE PROS:
(And by ‘pros’, we mean ‘flight attendants’, who should know a thing or 2 about stuffing a suitcase…)
✓ Make a list: Not only will it reduce the chances of leaving essentials behind, it will help save crucial time when packing. (Darn. I think I packed the list…)
✓ Don’t fold clothes: Instead, roll garments tightly – they’ll be more compact and it gives you extra space. It can also cut down on creasing. (I don’t know how to roll clothes, either…)
✓ Packing cubes: Not only will they save crucial space; they can also be used to organize outfits and ensure garments don’t move around as much. (One more thing to pack?)
✓ Be versatile: The temptation is to throw just about all your clothing into the suitcase. But stick to the essentials: Garments that can easily be dressed either up or down for a variety of situations, like jeans and plain t-shirts.
✓ Leave space: You might fall in love with a souvenir or find some awesome new clothing, which you’ll want to have room for.
✓ Wear the heaviest items: If you’re headed somewhere cooler and will need a coat, wear it. This will give you some extra space, and help with the bag’s weight limit.
✓ Refillable travel bottles: Not only are they better for the environment, smaller shampoo and conditioner bottles, etc., take up less space.
✓ Don’t overpack: Only bring what you intend to use – no “just in case” items. You can always buy anything that becomes needed at your destination.
DID YOU KNOW?
Thanks to melting ice, archaeologists have discovered a 1,700-year-old leather sandal left behind by a traveler passing through Horse Ice Patch in what, today, is Oppland, Norway. Experts believe it was discarded by its owner after being worn out. To combat the cold, the sandal’s owner likely wore it with wool wrappings or socks made out of fabric or animal skin. (It seems the fashion crime of ‘socks with sandals’ may go back further than we thought!)
BS CHRONOMETER 05.04.22
TODAY’S BS REASONS TO PARTY . . .
• “Intergalactic Star Wars Day”, an unofficial holiday celebrating the Star Wars media franchise. Why today? Because of the painful pun: “May the 4th be with you” (ouch!). Even though the holiday was not created by Lucasfilm, it has been embraced by the company, and parent company Disney, as an annual celebration of Star Wars. (***See “Signs You’re a Star Wars Fanatic”, below***)
• “International Firefighters’ Day”, to recognize the efforts of those brave hearts who risk their lives to keep us safe. (And the job consistently picked in polls as ‘Sexiest Profession’.) LINK: http://www.firefightersday.org
• “Petite & Proud Day”, for all people under 5’4″ who are tired of derogatory comments about their size. It’s all about celebrating your lack of height and the advantages it brings. Famous names 5’4″ and under include: Amy Poehler, Eva Longoria, Natalie Portman, Michael J Fox, Reese Witherspoon, Dolly Parton and Bruno Mars.
• “Relationship Renewal Day”, a day to forget the old problems and celebrate your relationship making it through yet another year. Couples are encouraged to congratulate one another … and each other.
• “Respect For Chickens Day”, promoting compassionate and respectful treatment of domestic fowl. Advocacy group United Poultry Concerns asks us to celebrate the beauty and dignity of chickens and protest the bleakness of their lives in farming operations. LINK: http://www.upc-online.org
• “National Orange Juice Day”, When someone mentions Vitamin C, you probably picture a glass of orange juice. OJ has more nutrients than virtually any other fruit juice. If you want maximum goodness, drink it with the pulp in. (If you don’t, have a screwdriver!)
• “Anti-Bullying Day”, as declared by the UN, when people wear a pink shirt to symbolize a stand against bullying. It originated in Canada, and is now actually celebrated on various dates around the world.
• “Great American Grump Out”, the annual observance when we’re all asked to go 24 hours without being grumpy, crabby, or rude. So, suck it up, sourpusses!
COMING UP . . .
[Thurs] Cinco de Mayo
[Thurs] Cartoonists Day
[Fri] National Nurses Day
[Fri] No Diet Day
TODAY’S CELEBIRTHDAYS . . .
1947  Richard Jenkins, DeKalb IL, movie actor (“The Shape of Water”, “The Visitor”)
1951  Mick Mars [Robert Deal], Terre Haute IN, rock guitarist (Mötley Crüe-‘Home Sweet Home’, ‘Dr Feelgood’)
1959  Randy Travis [Traywick], Marshville NC, country singer (‘Diggin’ Up Bones’, ‘Forever & Ever Amen’)
1970  Will Arnett, Toronto ON, TV actor (“Arrested Development” 2003-06, 2013)/movie actor (“Hot Rod”)/voice actor (“The Lego Movie”, “Despicable Me”, “BoJack Horseman”) COMING UP…”Next Goal Wins”, 2022
1972  Mike Dirnt [Pritchard], Rodeo CA, rock bassist (Green Day-‘Boulevard of Broken Dreams’, ‘Good Riddance [Time of Your Life]’)/Rock & Roll Hall of Fame 2015
1978  Erin Andrews, Lewiston ME, TV host (Fox NFL sideline reporter 2014-present), season 10 contestant on “Dancing With the Stars”, co-host 2014-present)
1979  Lance Bass, Laurel MS, boy-band singer (‘NSYNC-‘Bye Bye Bye’)/actor/film-TV producer
1989  Rory McIlroy, Holywood Northern Ireland, pro golfer (US Open winner, 2011, British Open winner, 2014, 2 X PGA Championship, 2 X FedEx Cup winner)
THIS DAY IN SHOW BIZ . . .
1927  The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences is founded in Hollywood (the Oscar people)
2012  In its opening weekend, “The Avengers” earns $207 million in domestic box office, overtaking “Harry Potter & The Deathly Hallows: Part 2” for biggest film opening of all-time (currently stands at #7)
TODAY’S MUSIC EVENTS . . .
1990  In an interview, David Bowie’s ex-wife, Angie (namesake of the Rolling Stones song) claims she once walked in on her ex and Stones frontman Mick Jagger naked in bed
2012  Adam Yauch, the gravelly-voiced rapper who helped make the Beastie Boys one of the seminal groups in hip-hop, dies of cancer at age 47
TODAY’S FIRST . . .
1968  The first McDonald’s ‘Big Mac’ is served (2 all-beef patties, special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles, onions, on a sesame seed bun) in Uniontown, PA. Price: 45 cents
BS WHACK FACTS:
✓ A typical pair of tennis shoes will last 500 miles (805km) of walking.
✓ A person burns essentially the same number of calories whether they run or walk a mile.
✓ A blind chameleon can still adjust to the colors of its environment.
✓ Crows can recognize human faces, and remember them for their entire lives. They’ve also been known to leave gifts for humans.
✓ A well-thrown curveball can dive as much as 17 inches (43cm) as it approaches the batter.
✓ In order to overcome gravity and hurl us all into space, Earth would have to spin 800 times faster.
Best of BS . . .
It’s “Intergalactic Star Wars Day”, so here are the . . .
BS SIGNS YOU’RE A STAR WARS FANATIC:
• You have the original version of “Star Wars” on VHS. And laser disk. And DVD. And Blu Ray.
• You knew about the existence of the “Holiday Special” before the internet was invented.
• Your favorite episode of “Friends” is ‘The One With the Princess Leia Fantasy’.
• You try to use the Force on automatic paper towel dispensers.
• You think “The Phantom Menace” is a cinematic Tour de Force.
• You enjoyed “Big Bang Theory” way more than the casual viewer.
• You still have your Star Wars bed sheets and pillows. On your bed.
• Think it’s funny to speak like Yoda, you do.
• Five Words: Your wedding song: ‘Imperial Death March’.
-First published in BS in 2017
BS WHEN MARVEL RUNS OUT OF MOVIE IDEAS:
• Dances With Wolverines
• Don’t Tell Mom the Babysitter’s Deadpool
• A Stark is Born
• Jurassic Parker
• Loki Who’s Talking
• Groot Expectations
• Romancing the Infinity Stone
• Fantastic Four Weddings and a Funeral
• The Daredevil Wears Prada
• Stan By Lee
-Twitter, first published in BS in 2019
TRUTH OR BS:
• Eating too many carrots will turn your skin orange. [TRUE]
• A shoplifter who dropped her purse during a police chase was arrested when she went to the police station to ask if anyone turned it in. [TRUE]
• If you add the 2 numbers on the opposite sides of dice together, the answer is always 8 [BS. It’s 7.]
• The letter ‘H’ is between letters ‘G’ and ‘J’ on a keyboard [TRUE]
• Lightning never strikes the same place twice. [BS.]
• Prince Harry is taller than Prince William. [BS. William is 1.91m (6’3”), Harry is 1.86m (6’1”)]
• The Chase Manhattan Bank once accepted a check written on the side of a cow. [BS.]
BS WEB GOODIE:
That’s definitely happened before (sound up): https://tinyurl.com/yc6j68xb
BS RANDOM JOKE:
You can’t make everyone happy. You are not chocolate.
BS PHONE STARTER:
What problem do you think technology will solve next?
BS WATER COOLER QUESTION:
Question: When kids were asked what phrase they most hate to hear their parents say, THIS was the #1 answer. What is it?
Answer: “Money doesn’t grow on trees!”
BS DEEP THOUGHT:
Nothing grows in the comfort zone.