Wednesday, November 2, 2022 — Edition: #7350
Sheet for Brains!
BS SHOW BIZ BUZZ:
★ “Stranger Things” fans can now live out their worst nightmares — the infamous ‘Creel House’ from the show has hit the market. The iconic haunted house, which is home to the Creel family and Vecna’s lair in the Upside Down in Season 4, is now up for grabs in Rome, GA, and it’s listed for $1.5 million. The home was purchased in 2019 for $350k, but it’s been restored to its original form. The main house has 6 bedrooms, and 5 bathrooms, and was originally built in 1882. There’s also a separate guest house in the backyard of the one-acre lot. The estate was once successful bed and breakfast. For the show, they used exterior shots of the home and some of the interior, but the house was also recreated on a sound stage near Atlanta.
★ Daniel Radcliffe has no plans to replace Hugh Jackman as ‘Wolverine’, no matter what you may have heard. In a new interview with GQ, the “Harry Potter” actor cleared things up, saying: “It’s purely a press tour rumor. I say something, and then occasionally I get bored of answering that way so I say something different, and that sets it off again. I should just never open my mouth.” After being ‘Harry Potter’ for a decade, Radcliffe also said he never wants to do that again. Quote: “I just don’t ever want to get locked into something… that I am not sure I will be able to love the same amount the whole time.”
★ Matthew Perry heard from a few of his “Friends” co-stars ahead of the release of his memoir, “Friends, Lovers and the Big Terrible Thing.” He told George Stephanopoulos on “Good Morning America” that he hopes Jennifer Aniston, David Schwimmer, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc and Courteney Cox read his book, which hit stores yesterday. Perry said: “I’ve gotten some really nice texts from a few of them already…hopefully, [I get] more. It’s very important to me that I didn’t go after anyone and I wasn’t gossipy [in the book].”
★ “DC’s Stargirl” is coming to an end. The series will conclude with its third season, which is currently airing on The CW. The series, created by Geoff Johns, stars Brec Bassinger as high school student ‘Courtney Whitmore’. The show’s cancellation comes less than a month after Nexstar Media Group completed its acquisition of the network and is the latest series coming to an end, joining “The Flash”, “Riverdale” and “Nancy Drew”. New episodes of Stargirl will continue to air on Wednesdays through December 7.
TODAY’S SHOW BIZ SKED:
• “Jimmy Kimmel Live” (ABC/Global): Yvonne Strahovski, Viagra Boys
• “The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon” (NBC/CTV): George Lopez, Cole Hauser, LaTanya Richardson Jackson, Joey Bada$$ with Men I Trust
• “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” (CBS/Global): Jennifer Lawrence, Ernest Moniz
• “Late Night with Seth Meyers” (NBC/CTV): Daniel Radcliffe, “Weird Al” Yankovic, Kerry Condon, Kurt Vile and the Violators, Dena Tauriello
• “The Late Late Show with James Corden” (CBS/CTV): Alicia Vikander, Chris O’Dowd, Tommy McLain
• “Watch What Happens Live” (Bravo): Arden Myrin, Meredith Marks
• The View” (ABC/CTV): Matthew Perry
• “The Talk” (CBS): Drew Barrymore
• “Live with Kelly and Ryan” (ABC/CTV): Daniel Radcliffe, Carrie Ann Inaba
• “The Kelly Clarkson Show” (Check local listings): Selena Gomez, Ming Tsai
• “The Drew Barrymore Show” (Check local listings): Gwen Stefani
• “Jennifer Hudson Show” (Check local listings): Fortune Feimster, Tasha Cobbs Leonard
• “Sherri” (Check local listings): Sheryl Lee Ralph
• “World Series Baseball” (Fox, SN): Game #4 (***correct, updated***): Houston Astros @ Philadelphia Phillies
• “The Goldbergs” (ABC): The country music craze arrives, and everyone is line dancing; Adam’s lack of time to spend with Pop-Pop results in some comically disastrous outcomes.
• “The Amazing Race” (CBS): Teams drive to Dordogne, France, the city of 1,001 castles, where they extract walnut oil, play medieval games and rappel down the side of a castle.
• “Chicago Med” (NBC): Marcel adjusts to his newfound fame when he helps Halstead treat a local restaurant owner; Choi, Charles and Goodwin aid a new mother who is worried about hurting her baby.
• “Guy’s Ultimate Game Night” (Food): Season 1 finale. Hollywood celebs and their friends and family join Guy in the Flavortown Lounge for food, drinks, and food-related games.
BS MUSIC NOTES:
• Migos — Takeoff, one of the 3 members of Migos, is dead after an early Tuesday morning shooting in Houston. Takeoff, whose real name was Kirsnik Khari Ball, was reportedly shot and killed when an altercation broke out while he was at a bowling alley with fellow Migos member Quavo. The ‘Walk It Talk It’ rapper was 28 years old.
• Taylor Swift – has made history by becoming the first artist ever to completely dominate the Billboard Hot 100 top-10. A week after debuting her latest album “Midnights”, not only did her single ‘Anti-Hero’ hit #1, she owns the entire top-10. Drake had 9 hits in the top-10 for one week in September 2021.
• Adele – StubHub is selling a pair of tickets to see her perform in Vegas for nearly $800,000. “Weekends With Adele,” her highly-anticipated 4-month residency in The Colosseum at Caesars Palace, kicks off Nov. 18. While the ticket resale company has some seats for as little as $600, tickets in section 204 on Nov. 19 are listed at $311,401 each. With fees and taxes, that’s over $778,000 for a pair.
• The 1975 – Apparently, frontman Matthew Healy isn’t a Metallica fan. In an interview, he was asked if he’s a fan of Kate Bush (he is) or fellow “Stranger Things” musical contributors Metallica, he replied: “I (f-ing) hate Metallica. My worst band of all time.”
• Red Hot Chili Peppers – Over 30 years after they brought then-up-and-comers Nirvana on the road as opening act, RHCP performed a cover of ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’ during a benefit concert for the Silverlake Conservatory of Music over the weekend. LINK: https://tinyurl.com/2wevmuwb
• John Mellencamp – A collection of his artwork, “John Mellencamp: Paintings and Assemblages”, is now on display at the New York Academy of Art, through Nov. 15. He has also shared ‘Smart Guys’, another previously-unreleased song from the upcoming extended version of his 1985 album “Scarecrow”. LINK: https://tinyurl.com/rj6xyfbz
• Morgan Wallen – Just a week after sharing that he was shifting into “album grind mode,” he teased a new unfinished song on social media, with the title ‘Me + All Your Reasons’ in the caption. Nearly half a million people liked the video of the clip in just one day. LINK: https://tinyurl.com/bddx6tpk
• HARDY – He and Caleigh Ryan are officially husband and wife. They were married at Diamond Creek Farms in Nashville on Saturday. Among those in attendance were: Morgan Wallen, Dierks Bentley, Jameson Rodgers and Mitchell Tenpenny.
• George Strait, Keith Urban, Tim McGraw and Brandi Carlile – are some of the stars who took the stage at the Grand Ole Opry House on Sun. during an emotional celebration of Loretta Lynn’s life. The memorial will be shown on CMT tonight and on Sunday. Some others who made appearances: Faith Hill, Alan Jackson, Martina McBride, Little Big Town, Wynonna, Martina McBride, Tanya Tucker and Jack White.
SHOOTING THE BULL
“CHECKING” FOR SUCKERS:
***UPDATE*** Elon Musk has amended Twitter’s proposed verification plans from a $19.99 charge per month to an $8 monthly fee, along with several premiere features for blue-check users.
Verified users on Twitter may soon have to pay to retain their coveted blue tick badges, as the company’s new owner Elon Musk looks for ways to generate additional revenue for the platform. In his usual vague way, the new “Chief Twit” tweeted on Sunday that the “whole verification process” is being revamped, without giving any details. It’s been reported that Twitter will charge US $19.99 for an upgraded Twitter Blue subscription and currently verified users (those with the check marks) will have 90 days to sign up before they lose their verified badge. Twitter Blue is a feature for verified users, those with a blue tick, that unlocks additional features. According to the report, the new feature will launch as early as next week. It’s unclear how this change will apply to verified accounts of government institutions, political leaders or companies, although Musk has indicated he wants to charge these entities to use Twitter.
(Meanwhile, Reddit Execs have decided to pay YOU to use their platform…)
(I just can’t seem to decide if Elon Musk is an mad genius or an absolute jerk. Probably both!)
PROCESS OF ELIMINATION:
Interesting question here: If you’re lucky enough to have a newer, modern-style toilet, have you ever (ahem!) “sat down” and pondered if there’s really much of a difference between using the buttons for “big flush” and “little flush”? You’ve probably figured out that the smaller one is for #1 and the big one is for #2 — and that’s exactly right. But the reasoning behind it is (ahem!) a wee bit serious. In a survey done in the UK, more than half (HALF!) of people weren’t aware that the smaller button was the lesser flush. One expert says that a big flush typically uses 6 liters of water, and the little flush only uses half that. And it’s important that we all know which is which to help keep the amount of water we’re using to a minimum. Why? Because water isn’t the infinite resource that we’d like to imagine it is. And when you consider that many toilets have internal leaks, silently wasting up to 400 liters of water per day, it’s especially important to conserve water wherever we can.
(It’s also important to maybe get someone to check that leak!)
(If you’re coming to my house, I’m not worried that you know the difference between the buttons. I’m more concerned that you know the difference between the toilet and the sink!)
Here’s another reason to start planning that mid-winter getaway: 42% of people say they have fallen back in love with a partner after going on vacation together. A survey of 2,000 US adults looked at the magic of vacationing – especially with others – and found that three-quarters of respondents believe vacations are great for those looking to keep the spark alive in their relationship. As you might expect, vacations make the average person feel 65% happier, with more than half agreeing that their world feels “bigger” after coming back (58%). In the survey, conducted by OnePoll for BeachBound, 79% said that traveling with someone is one of the best ways to strengthen your bond, and 64% said they have learned the most about their loved ones while on vacation.
(Like exactly how long they spend in the bathroom, for example…)
(My wife says being married to me is like being on vacation all the time. But what I think she means is I was her last resort…!)
GO AHEAD, MAKE MY LUNCH:
Research commissioned for “Clipology”, a new board game that streams clips, and asks players to guess iconic quotations from films and TV shows, has revealed the most misquoted movie line of all time. What is it? “Houston, we have a problem,” from “Apollo 13.” The true sentence from the astronaut in real life is “Ah Houston, we’ve had a problem here.” Here’s the rest of the Top-10 list of misquoted movie lines:
2. If you build it, he will come – “Field of Dreams”
3. Magic mirror, on the wall, who is the fairest of them all – “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs”
4. Play it Sam, play “As Time Goes By” – “Casablanca”
5. You’re going to need a bigger boat – “Jaws”
6. Oh, no, it wasn’t the airplanes, it was Beauty killed the Beast – “King Kong” (1933)
7. No, I am your father – “The Empire Strikes Back”
8. “Do I feel lucky?” Well, do ya punk? – “Dirty Harry”
9. Fasten your seat belts, it’s going to be a bumpy night – “All About Eve”
10. Take your stinking paws off me, you damn dirty ape – “Planet of the Apes”
DID YOU KNOW?
So, do your kids have any Halloween candy left in their stash? According to a OnePoll survey, 81% of kids end up eating their entire candy haul within the first week. And 1 in 4 kids’ candy stocks didn’t even make it through to today. Another poll, conducted in 2019, found that two-thirds of parents admit to stealing some of their kids’ Halloween haul. And we’re not talking about just a few pieces of candy, either. Among those who helped themselves, the average parent ate a full THIRD of their child’s Halloween candy. (They have to sleep at SOME point!)
BS CHRONOMETER 11.02.22
BS REASONS TO PARTY . . .
• “All Souls’ Day”, the excuse for an annual “Kite Festival” in Santiago, Guatemala, when natives send massive, extremely colorful kites to the heavens, in an effort to communicate with the dead. In Mexico, it’s the second day of the “Day of the Dead” (‘El Dia de los Muertos’) celebration.
• “Deviled Egg Day”, saluting the dish that entails hard-boiled eggs cut in half and filled with the egg’s yolk mixed with mayonnaise & mustard.
• “Plan Your Epitaph Day”, dedicated to the proposition that a forgettable gravestone is a fate worse than death. Some actual tombstone epitaphs:
☞ “Pardon me for not getting up.”
☞ “I was hoping for a pyramid.”
☞ “She always said her feet were killing her, but no one believed her.”
☞ “Well, this sucks.”
☞ “I told you I was sick.”
• “Cookie Monster Day”, a celebration of the birthday of everyone’s favorite blue monster with a voracious appetite. Jim Henson created the original version for a General Foods commercial in 1966, and the beloved character appeared in the very first episode of “Sesame Street” in 1969. (All together now: “C is for cookie…”)
• “Practice Being Psychic Day”, I saw two psychics meet on the street yesterday. One said to the other “You are fine. How am I?”
• “Eat Smart Day”, to encourage us to be mindful of what we are eating, in order to make healthier food choices. (OK…just for today…)
• “International Stress Awareness Day”, to provide information about how stress affects the body and mind, what causes stress, and how it can be managed.
• “Look for Circles Day”, simply follow the instructions in the name. Circles are everywhere. The wheels of cars, bubbles in the bathroom, and mysterious crop circles are only some examples. You’ll probably find a lot more circles than you expect. (I’ll be in the lunch room, looking for donuts…)
• “Broadcast Traffic Professionals Day”, to honor “those in all radio and television traffic departments, who schedule and work very diligently with programs, announcements and commercials”, to keep programming flowing correctly. (And if you knew the term “Broadcast Traffic Professionals” has nothing to do with vehicular traffic, then you’ve probably worked in broadcasting!)
AND REMEMBER . . .
[Thurs] Men Make Dinner Day
[Thurs] Housewife Day
[Fri] Candy Day
[Sat] Love Your Red Hair Day
This Week is…Animal Shelter Awareness Week
This Month is…Family Stories Month
TODAY’S CELEBIRTHDAYS . . .
1957  Carter Beauford, Charlottesville VA, rock drummer (Dave Matthews Band-‘Crash Into Me’, ‘Don’t Drink the Water’)
1961  (Kathryn Dawn) k.d. lang, Edmonton AB, country-pop singer (‘Constant Craving’, ‘Hallelujah’)/ Officer of the Order of Canada, 1996
1963  Bobby Dall (Robert Kuykendall), Mechanicsburg, PA, rock bassist (Poison-‘Every Rose Has Its Thorn’, ‘Talk Dirty to Me’)
1966  David Schwimmer, Astoria NY, TV actor (“Friends” 1994-2004)/movie actor (“Madagascar” films)
1973  Marisol Nichols, Chicago IL, TV actress (‘Hermoine Lodge’ on “Riverdale” 2017-22, ‘Zoe Keates’ on “NCIS” 2015-2016)
1974  Nelly (Cornell Haynes Jr.), Austin TX, rapper (‘Hot in Herre’, ‘Over and Over’ w/Tim McGraw)/movie actor (“The Longest Yard”)
1980  Karamo Brown, Houston TX, TV star (“Queer Eye” 2018-19, contestant on “Dancing With the Stars” 2019)
THIS DAY IN SHOW BIZ . . .
2003  The cult favorite TV show “Arrested Development” premieres on Fox
2018  The Queen biopic “Bohemian Rhapsody”, starring Rami Malek as Freddie Mercury, opens in theaters. It wins 4 Oscars, including ‘Best Actor’ for Malek
TODAY’S MUSIC EVENTS . . .
1995  Chrissie Hynde of The Pretenders guest stars on the “Friends” episode ‘The One with the Baby on the Bus’. She sings ‘Angel of the Morning’ and learns ‘Smelly Cat’ from ‘Phoebe’
2020  Thanks to a swell of views from children home during the pandemic, ‘Baby Shark’ overtakes ‘Despacito’ as the most-viewed video in YouTube history, with over 7 billion views
TODAY’S FIRSTS . . .
2000  The International Space Station becomes permanently staffed
2013  In Wisconsin, 2 planes carrying 9 skydivers collide in midair, but amazingly there are no casualties, as the skydivers parachute clear of debris and the pilots survive with minor injuries
BS WHACK FACTS:
✓ Movie theaters make roughly 85% of their profit off concession stands.
✓ Just as some people talk in their sleep, sign language speakers have been known to sign in their sleep.
✓ “Tater Tots” originally failed because people thought the product was too cheap. Popularity rose after the price was raised.
✓ CDs were created to hold 74 minutes of music because that is the duration of Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony.
✓ In Greece, you can lose your driver’s license for being “poorly dressed” or “unbathed”.
✓ In the 19th century, ‘Shirley’ was a popular name for boys.
BS STUPID WEIGHT LOSS QUESTIONS:
• Does eating fast-food count as “fasting”?
• How much fat do I burn by exercising poor judgment?
• Does it matter what kind of juice I bathe in for a juice cleanse?
• How much does Jenny Craig weigh?
• Is it better to lose 1,000 grams, or a kilogram?
• Will I lose weight if I eat a whole box of Thin Mints?
• Wouldn’t it be easier to just get fatter friends?
• Do the Weight Watchers watchers actually watch you 24/7?
• How many Skittles equal a serving of fruit?
• And the stupidest weight loss question of all is: Any weight loss question directed at your wife!
Best of BS . . .
BS PROBLEMS AUTUMN BRINGS:
• Your Mom telling you what time it “really” is for three days after the clock change.
• It is now officially too late to take down your Christmas lights.
• Is that a leaf or dog doo?
• Having to spell Autumn.
• It takes too long to get a tan.
• Having to see all those “Winter is coming” memes.
• Too much flannel.
• Too much pumpkin spice.
• Tripping. A lot of tripping. After all, it is Fall.
• She talked me into leaving my wife, then told me she wasn’t looking for anything “serious.” And she chews gum with her mouth open. Oh, wait…
-Twitter, first published in BS in 2018
BS WOULD YOU RATHER?
(***You run down the list while your caller decides which choice is more palatable …***)
• Would you rather live on the beach or in a cabin in the woods?
• Would you rather live the next 10 years of your life in China or Russia?
• Would you rather be lost in a bad part of town or lost in the forest?
• Would you rather have a horrible short-term memory or a horrible long-term memory?
• Would you rather work three extra hours at your job or do three hours of housecleaning?
• Would you rather be completely invisible for one day or be able to fly for one day?
• Would you rather never be able to use a touchscreen or never be able to use a keyboard and mouse?
• Would you rather have unlimited sushi for life or unlimited tacos for life?
• Would you rather be 4′-5″ or 7′-7″?
BS WEB GOODIE:
Good boy (sound up): https://tinyurl.com/3cbh4ut6
BS RANDOM JOKE:
The sooner you fall behind, the more time you’ll have to catch up.
BS PHONE STARTER:
What food do you find delicious — but a pain to eat?
BS WATER COOLER QUESTION:
Question: 19% of us will say THIS to someone this morning. What is it?
Answer: “I love you”
BS DEEP THOUGHT:
Remember where you came from. And you will know who you are.