November 9 2022

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Wednesday, November 9, 2022 – Edition: #7355

Good Morning, Sheetheads!


★ Jennifer Aniston is speaking about her fertility struggles and IVF attempts for the first time. In a candid new interview with Allure, she opened up about the painful pregnancy rumors that plagued her for years, revealing that behind the scrutiny was a secret struggle with infertility. Aniston said it was tough living through “all the years and years and years of speculation”, while she “was going through IVF, drinking Chinese teas, you name it.” Not helping her troubles was her split from husband Brad Pitt in 2005 after 5 years or marriage and the hurtful assumptions that she chose career over kids, which she called “absolute lies”, saying: “God forbid a woman is successful and doesn’t have a child.” Now, now at 53, she said she has “zero regrets” on how things worked out.
★ Bradley Cooper has reportedly rekindled his relationship with his ex, Irina Shayk. The Daily Mail reported that Cooper and Shayk appear to be back together based on their PDA during a stroll in New York City. Cooper and Shayk, who share a daughter, Lea, dated from 2015-19. On Monday, the 2 were seen walking arm-in-arm around the Big Apple. They dressed casually for the outing, and were accompanied by Cooper’s dog. The Daily Mail pointed out that Cooper and Shayk were close during their walk, and the model even gave Cooper a pat on the butt at one point. Their latest outing comes after the pair sparked reconciliation rumors in the summer by traveling to the Bahamas along with their daughter.
★ Ryan Seacrest is bidding his final farewell to Los Angeles. He just unloaded his last big property there — the mansion he bought from Ellen DeGeneres. Real Estate sources say he closed on the sale of his sprawling Beverly Hills estate for. . . $51 million. He originally put the home on the market 2 years ago, with a price of $85 million. Seacrest relisted it earlier this year for $69 million. The resort-like compound consists of 5 structures set between water features and gardens. The main house is 9,000 square feet with 4 bedrooms, 6 baths and a gourmet chef’s kitchen with an opening to an outdoor pizza oven. The place is decked out with a movie theater, world-class gym, spa and a master suite with a private meditation garden.
★ Aaron Carter’s cause of death remains undetermined following an autopsy. The Los Angeles County Medical Examiner Coroner’s office released a statement saying his cause of death has been deferred. An official cause of death will be determined once the results from additional tests are in. TMZ reports that investigators found evidence of an addiction to huffing at the site of his death.  There were multiple cans of compressed air in Carter’s bathroom and bedroom, as well as prescription pills. It’s not clear if that’s what caused him to drown.

• “Jimmy Kimmel Live” (ABC/Global): Jason Momoa, Luke Grimes, Lainey Wilson
• “The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon” (NBC/CTV): Octavia Spencer, Matthias Schweighöfer, Kurt Braunohler
• “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” (CBS/Global): Rose McIver
• “Late Night with Seth Meyers” (NBC/CTV): Florence Pugh, Steve Kornacki, Benny Greb
• “The Late Late Show with James Corden” (CBS/CTV): Christoph Waltz, Jurnee Smollett, Joy Crookes (R)
• “Watch What Happens Live” (Bravo): Dustin Milligan, Whitney Rose
• The View” (ABC/CTV): Day of Hot Topics
• “The Talk” (CBS): Nia Vardalos
• “Live with Kelly and Ryan” (ABC/CTV): Sylvester Stallone, Judd Hirsch
• “The Kelly Clarkson Show” (Check local listings): Kristen Bell, Anna Diop, Candace Nelson, Alex Aster, Panic! at the Disco
• “The Drew Barrymore Show” (Check local listings): “Weird Al” Yankovic, Fortune Feimster, Nina West
• “Jennifer Hudson Show” (Check local listings): Duff Goldman, Dr. Corey Yeager
• “Sherri” (Check local listings): Jo Koy, “Sex Lives of College Girls” cast
• “The 56th Annual CMA Awards (ABC): Performers include Jimmie Allen, Kelsea Ballerini, Kelly Clarkson, HARDY, Marcus King, Miranda Lambert, Carly Pearce, Carrie Underwood and Morgan Wallen; Luke Bryan and Peyton Manning host.
• “The Amazing Race” (CBS): Teams drive to Toulouse, France, where they must run, tackle and kick their way through a roadblock while training with a champion pro rugby team.
• “The Masked Singer” (Fox): Three new characters enter the competition and 2 are unmasked; Guest panelists: Leslie Jordan and Joel McHale.

• Rihanna – With her upcoming Super Bowl halftime show, you might also expect that a much-anticipated new album is also on the way. But in a new interview, she said: “The second that I announced this, I said, ‘Oh my god, they’re going to think my album is coming.” But no so fast. Quote: “Super Bowl is one thing. New music is another thing. Do you hear that, fans?”
• Kid Cudi – has promised one final album of “all new music” before he goes through with his plan to quit music. Last month, he made headlines by saying he is “nearing the end” of his music career, adding that he’s considering becoming a kindergarten teacher. Expect the album to drop next year.
• Imagine Dragons – singer Dan Reynolds has been a busy man. Aside from the group’s 2022 album “Mercury — Acts 1 & 2”, he’s also been working on the music for the new Showtime series “Spector”, about music producer Phil Spector, who was convicted of murder and died in jail in 2021. The show debuted over the weekend. LINK:
• Lionel Richie — On the heels of being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, now, he’s been tapped to receive the Icon Award at the 2022 American Music Awards on Nov. 20. Richie is a 17-time AMA winner.
• Ozzy Osbourne – has announced the lineup for Ozzy Osbourne’s Ozzfest, set to become the first real life festival to be staged in the metaverse. Topping the bill at the VR event will be Ozzy himself, as well as Motorhead (presumably pre-recorded), Megadeth, Black Label Society, Skid Row, The Raven Age and Britoff. Ozzfest will take place Nov. 10-13 in the virtual world Decentraland, and will be free to “attend”.
• Darius Rucker — is a big fan of the CMA Awards’ hosting lineup for tonight. Rucker (a former CMA Awards co-host himself), thinks that with Luke Bryan and Peyton Manning in charge of the festivities, it’s sure to be an incredible night. Quote: “Love it. Peyton’s hilarious. He’s one of my best buddies… [the script writers for the show] must be in heaven writing that — it’s gonna be awesome.”
• Keith Urban – is returning Vegas for a residency at Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino starting March 3, for 16 dates. Following a run of shows over the past 3 years at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace, “Keith Urban: The Las Vegas Residency” will be a brand-new show, custom designed for Zappos Theater. It’s scheduled to wrap on July 1.
• Chris Lane – has dropped a new genre-bending track with Nelly. ‘Birthday Girl’ is a mashup of country twang and hip-hop bump. Nelly is a frequent country collaborator, having worked with Florida Georgia Line on ‘Lil’ Bit’ and a ‘Cruise’ remix, and with Tim McGraw, Kane Brown and Jimmie Allen. He also released his own country-rap project “Heartland” in 2021. LINK:


What things would you like to experience before hitting the ripe old age of 40? Or if you’re already that old, what things do you wish you had done before turning up that number on the odometer? Starting a family (25%), conquering a fear – like public speaking (20%), learning to cook well (23%), and volunteering (22%) are some things Americans say they want to experience before hitting the big 4-0. That’s according to a recent poll of 2,000 adults, that asked people to list the top things people should experience by that age. The #1 thing that respondents said you should “get done” before 40? Having a stable job (29%). The rest of the top-5, in order, were: Owning a car (28%), Going to the doctor more often (26%), Traveling with a person you love (26%) and Owning a home (also 26%).
(Could someone please explain why there’s absolutely nothing here about watching ALL of Netflix? I mean, what’s wrong with peoples’ priorities? What, just me?)
(Unfortunately, I combined the ones about “owning a car”, “owning a home”, and “traveling with someone you love”, all into one!)

No pressure (and probably no surprise), but researchers have found that first impressions matter big-time in the dating world. Scientists at the University of California-Davis say that first impressions of both compatibility and popularity are very influential in shaping the people we choose to pursue as potential romantic partners. Their study is one of the first of its kind to account for how first impressions of someone’s popularity AND compatibility affect subsequent romantic outcomes. They found that a good first impression is not just a popularity contest, it’s also about compatibility, even as people are first getting to know each other. In a release, the researchers said: “Although it helps to be popular when it comes to getting a second date, having a unique connection with a potential partner can be just as important.”
(So, if a first impression is so important, why did all my teachers say: “Don’t judge a book by its cover?)
(So you’re saying that, even considering my current popularity level, there’s still a chance?)

➠ By splitting a laser beam into different wavelengths of light, engineers have been able to transmit data at a rate of almost twice the combined internet traffic of the world per second. A team from Chalmers University of Technology and the Technical Univ. of Denmark fired an infrared laser through a splitter called a “frequency comb” which divided the light into many different colors. Each of the colors, or frequencies, can carry data. The total amount of data that can be encoded is 1.8 petabits per second, or 1.8 million gigabytes; 800,000 more than the average global bandwidth of the whole internet. (The only problem is: When that thing starts to buffer, it REALLY buffers!)
➠ Data collected by mobile phones could be used to assess the structural integrity of bridges, says a new study, and the info could be used to detail maintenance requirements. Using the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco as an example, researchers showed that smartphones can capture the same kind of information about bridge vibrations that is picked up by stationary sensors. They found that that crowdsourced monitoring could be a cheap and convenient way to monitor the structural integrity of transportation infrastructure worldwide, and could potentially increase the lifespan of bridges by up to 30%. (Let me guess: Their study was titled: ‘Bridging the App’!)

AN ‘AskReddit’ thread asked: “Which sentence is only used by annoying people?” Here are some of the responses…
• “I don’t mean to be rude, but …”
•  “It’s common sense.”
•  “I simply have a powerful personality.”
•  “Let’s agree to disagree.”
•  “No offense, but …”
•  “It’s just a joke.”
•  “Let’s unpack this.”
•  “Do you know who I am?”
•  “It is what it is.”
•  “Well, actually …”
• “Welcome to my world.”
•  “Smile.”
•  “This.”
•  “It’s all good.”
•  “That’s problematic.”
• “We’re throwing a gender reveal party.”
•  “I need to speak to the manager.”
•  “Not to play devil’s advocate, but …”
•  “Trust the science.”
•  “Full stop.”
(Don’t feel bad. We’ve ALL used at least some of these. Haven’t we?)

There are cat people. And then there are CAT PEOPLE. The average American spends $25,304 on friendly fur-balls during their life, according to a poll of 2,000 cat owners. Based on an average 15-year lifespan for cats, the costs really stack up. Over that period, people spend $764 just replacing or repairing scratched-up furniture. Vet appointments cost $111 on average. And then you need to factor in food ($109 per month) and toys ($108 per year). But despite the expense, and the drama they can sometimes cause with their “unique” personalities, 70% of cat owners say there’s “nothing” they would change about their cat. (Except maybe that $25,000 figure?)


• “Chaos Never Dies Day”, the one day of the year to acknowledge that chaos is essential to a harmonious universe (and if you don’t believe that chaos never dies, visit a daycare center sometime!)
• “Go to an Art Museum Day”, a day to enjoy wonderful sculptures and beautiful paintings. Many art museums have days when admission reduced or free, so if you’ve never been to one … try it!
• “World Freedom Day”, begun in 2001 to commemorate the 1989 fall of the Berlin Wall and the end of Communist rule in Central and Eastern Europe. One year later, Germany became a single territory again.
• “Carl Sagan Day”, on the renowned astronomer and scientist’s birth date (1934). No other person has ever been able to reach and teach so many non-scientists in such a meaningful way.
• “National Scrapple Day”, similar in both composition and taste to British white pudding. Its name comes from the fact that it is composed of “scraps” of pork combined with cornmeal and spices. The mixture is formed into a mostly solid loaf, and then it is sliced and pan-fried before serving.
• “World Freedom Day”, begun in 2001 to commemorate the 1989 fall of the Berlin Wall and the end of Communist rule in Central and Eastern Europe. One year later, Germany became a single territory again.


[Thurs] Area Code Day
[Thurs] Quality Day
[Fri] Remembrance Day/Veterans Day
[Sat] Pizza With the Works Except Anchovies Day
This Week is…World Kindness Week
This Month is…Hip Hop History Month

1951 [71] Lou Ferrigno, Brooklyn NY, TV actor (“The Incredible Hulk” 1977-1982, “The King of Queens” 2000-07)/bodybuilder (“Mr. America”)

1955 [57] Ryan Murphy, Indianapolis IN, TV producer (“Dahmer – Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story”, “American Horror Story” since 2011, “Glee” 2009-15)

1970 [52] Chris Jericho (Irvine), Manhasset NY, pro wrestler (6-time WWF/WWE world champion)/rock singer (Fozzy-‘Lights Go Out’, ‘Judas’)

1972 [50] Eric Dane, San Francisco CA, TV actor (“Euphoria” since 2019, “Grey’s Anatomy” 2006-12)/movie actor (“X-Men: The Last Stand”, “Burlesque”)

1973 [49] Nick Lachey, Harlan KY, former boy-band singer (98 Degrees-‘I Do [Cherish You]’)/TV personality (“The Sing-Off” 2009-14, “Newlyweds: Nick & Jessica” 2003-05)

1978 [44] Sisqó (Mark Andrews), Baltimore MD, hip-hop singer (‘Thong Song’, ‘Incomplete’, Dru Hill-‘How Deep is Your Love’ ft. Redman)

1980 [42] Vanessa Lachey, Angeles City Philippines, TV actress (“Dads” 2013-2014, “The Bold and the Beautiful” 2001/TV host (“Love is Blind” since 2020)/married to Nick Lachey since 2011

1988 [34] Nikki Blonsky, Great Neck NY, movie actress (“Hairspray”)

2001 [21] The 3,400-seat, $94-million Kodak Theatre, designed to be the permanent home of the Academy Awards, opens in Hollywood (now known as the Dolby Theatre)

2019 [03] The last segment of “Coach’s Corner” with Don Cherry and Ron MacLean airs on “Hockey Night in Canada” after 37 years. Cherry is fired 2 days later

2004 [18] Kenny Chesney is the big winner at the Country Music Association Awards. Chesney, who had never won a CMA award, scores both the ‘Entertainer of the Year’ and ‘Album of the Year’ trophies (The latter for “No Shoes, No Shirt, No Problems”)

2014 [08] One Direction are the big winners at the 2014 MTV Europe Music Awards, picking up 3 awards, including ‘Best Pop Act’

2004 [18] Roger Clemens of the Houston Astros wins a record 7th Cy Young Award as his league’s best pitcher


✓ A cricket can’t hear its own chirping.
✓ Children grow faster in the springtime.
✓ Until 2004, caffeine was on the International Olympic Committee list of banned substances.
✓ On average, there are 178 sesame seeds on each McDonald’s Big Mac bun.
✓ Cats can hear ultrasound.
✓ Tigers can be taught to use litter boxes. (BIG litter boxes…)
-CarnegieMellon, BathroomReadersInstitute

Best of BS:
• Cartoons to Watch After Watching a Horror Film So You Can Sleep
• Movies You’ve Seen Before But Forgot And Will Remember 10 Minutes In
• Not Bingeworthy
• Historical Dramas starring B-List Actors But a Lot of Sex Scenes
• Films by Pretentious Directors
• Al Pacino Movies With No Shouting
• Shows You Will Never Admit to Watching
• Alone on a Friday Night
• What Not to Watch
• …and Chill
• (***Caution***) Not Quite Pornhub, But Very Close
-Twitter, first published in BS in 2020

• The budget wasn’t very big — and that’s why most of it took place in the basement.
• There was some sex, but, honestly, not as much as you were expecting.
• Your friends tried to warn you, but you didn’t listen and they mysteriously disappeared halfway through.
• That scenic drive through the middle of nowhere seemed like a good idea until the car broke down.
• At some point one of you said, “Why is this happening to us?”
• There’s probably going to be a sequel and it’s going to be the exact same thing, but hopefully this time they cast hotter people.
-First published in BS in 2016

• Three strikes in a row in bowling is called a “turkey”. [True]
• The letter “T” is the most common in the English Language. [BS. It’s the letter “E”.]
• An octopus has 7 hearts. [BS. It has 3. One circulates blood around the body and the other 2 pump blood past the gills and pick up oxygen.]
• Every country in the world has a rectangular flag. [BS. Nepal’s flag resembles 2 pennants stitched together.]
• There are five zeros in the number one hundred thousand. [TRUE]
• Ireland is the largest island in the world. [BS. Greenland is. It is about 836,330 sq miles (2,166,086 sq km) – 3 times the size of Texas.
• The maximum length for a video posted on TikTok is 10 minutes. [TRUE]
-TriviaQuestionQuiz. SignUpGenius

WTF, personified:

If a take-out meal feeds me at least 3 times, I consider it groceries.

Food, music, TV, movies, social media, personal habits…or something else — What is your guilty pleasure?

Question:  45% of women admit they base their impression of another woman on THIS. What is it?
Answer:  Shoes

No work of art is ever finished. It is only abandoned.


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