Wednesday, November 1, 2017 – Edition: #6088
Sheeters Always Prosper!
BS SHOW BIZ BUZZ:
★ “House of Cards” will be ending after the upcoming sixth season, which has just begun production, following the allegations that Kevin Spacey sexually assaulted a then-14-year-old Anthony Rapp. Netflix has released a statement about the allegations, saying, “Media Rights Capital and Netflix are deeply troubled by…news concerning Kevin Spacey.
★ Brad Pitt And Angelina Jolie are going to be spending a lot of time together…thanks to their filming schedule. The pair are both set to start shooting film projects at the beginning of next year in London. Pitt is getting ready to shoot the second installment of the zombie movie ‘World War Z’ while Jolie will soon start work on ‘Maleficent 2′. The upside of all this is that the family’s going to have the chance to be together for an extended period of time. Whether or not that is in their plans is up for argument, but British tabloids are pretty much saying that this is the couple’s attempt at a reconciliation.
★ MTV is bringing back ‘Jersey Shore’ with a new show set in Florida called ‘Floribama Shore’. The show follows eight cast members as they spend the summer on the beach. According to an MTV announcement, “Each is armed with incredible life experiences and standing at a crossroads, whether it’s ending a relationship, tasting independence for the first time, or trying to escape the past.” The show takes place on the Florida Panhandle, which stretches out to Alabama, hence the name. ‘Floribama Shore’ premieres November 27.
(GTL…Gator, Tan, Laundry?)
★ Mel B wants more money to return as a judge on ‘America’s Got Talent’. The former Spice Girl has apparently told show honcho Simon Cowell she wants an extra $400,000 for the new season, which would make her total payday $2.2 million. Her demand comes as she racks up extensive legal bills in her bitter divorce battle with estranged husband Stephen Belafonte.
(A $400,000 raise? Maybe THAT’S why Simon fainted and fell down the stairs!)
★ Adam Driver says he felt sick to his stomach when he watched ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’. Driver, who portrays villain Ben Solo/Kylo Ren, admits he feared he was going to ”puke” when he watched his character kill off his father Han Solo (played by Harrison Ford) in the 2015 movie, because he didn’t know how fans would react to the murder.
TODAY’S SHOW BIZ SKED:
• “Jimmy Kimmel Live” (ABC/Global): Ellen DeGeneres, Pink
• “The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon” (NBC/CTV): Chris Hemsworth, Lindsey Vonn, Maroon 5 featuring SZA
• “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” (CBS/Global): Nicole Kidman, Jonathan Groff, Walter Isaacson
• “Late Night with Seth Meyers” (NBC/CTV): Blake Shelton, Robin Thede, Anton Fig
• “The Late Late Show with James Corden” (CBS/CTV): Mila Kunis, Jim Parsons
• “Conan” (TBS/Comedy): Kristen Bell, Frank Grillo
• “Watch What Happens Live” (Bravo): Gabrielle Union, Dolores Catania
• “The View” (ABC/CTV): Day of Hot Topics
• “The Talk” (CBS): Iain Armitage, Lance Barber, Montana Jordan, Zoe Perry, Annie Potts, Raegan Revord, Lindsay Miller, guest co-host Eve
• “Live with Kelly and Ryan” (ABC/CTV): Derek Hough, Peter Gros
• “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” (NBC/CTV): Ricky Gervais
• “Survivor” (CBS): “This Is Why You Play Survivor” One castaway gets upset after being kept out of the loop on a crazy blindside; lack of food takes a toll on one player.
BS MUSIC NOTES:
• The Jacksons – Michael’s mom Katherine has applied to legally surrender guardianship of her 15-year-old grandson Michael, Jnr, who is widely known as Blanket. She and Tito Jackson Jr. were left as joint legal guardians of the teen and older siblings Paris and Prince following Michael’s death in 2009.
• Michael Jackson – is atop the Forbes list of top-earning dead celebrities for the fifth straight year, with US$75 million. Two other singers join Jackson in the top five. Elvis Presley comes in fourth with $35 million and Bob Marley ranks fifth with $23 million.
• V Festival – will be renamed next year and take place over three days. The two-day music extravaganza has seen some of the world’s biggest pop acts perform – from Justin Bieber and Jay-Z to Sir Tom Jones and Amy Winehouse – over the last two decades and has been sponsored by Virgin since its inception in 1996.
• Selena Gomez — She and The Weeknd have apparently split on the heels of Selena’s reconnection with Justin Bieber. Sources say that while Gomez and Bieber have been spending more together recently, they are not actually back together.
• Niall Horan – has became the third member of One Direction to score a Number One album in America. His solo debut ‘Flicker’ debuted atop the Billboard 200. Harry Styles and Zayn Malik also hit #1 with their first solo albums.
• Cardi B. – has addressed rumors of a collaboration with Beyonce. The story started when recording engineer Michael Ashby shared an image suggesting a Beyonce/Cardi B. joint track was on the way. Cardi says, “I don’t even know why people are making those speculations.” (I believe I just told you why….)
• Miley Cyrus – ”really liked” making Sir Paul McCartney feel uncomfortable. She says she had expected to be ”freaked out” when she came face-to-face with McCartney at a 2015 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame event, so she thought it was funny when her skimpy outfit left him feeling embarrassed. (Embarrassed FOR her?)
• Pretenders – Singer Chrissie Hynde stopped a show in Dubai last week because audience members wouldn’t stop taking pictures and video. The band makes their ‘no-phones’ policy well-known to ticket buyers. The band walked offstage after she repeatedly asked the audience to put their phones away.
• AC/DC – a new book claims that former singer Bon Scott planned to leave the band and quit drinking before his death in 1980 due to alcohol overindulgence. ‘Bon: The Last Highway – The Untold Story of Bon Scott and AC/DC’s Back in Black’ will be published Nov. 7.
• Thomas Rhett – was forced to postpone the final three shows of his current ‘North American Home Team Tour’ while he recovers from an illness. The concerts slated for St. Paul, Minnesota, Brookings, South Dakota, and Omaha, Nebraska, have been rescheduled for later this year. No details on his illness.
• Blake Shelton – his 2018 tour plans are set: He’ll begin his ‘Country Music Freaks Tour’ in mid-February. Joining him on the road will be Trace Adkins, Brett Eldredge and Carly Pearce.
• Kelsea Ballerini – is kicking off 2018 with the just-announced ‘Unapologetically Tour’, which will launch Feb. 8 in Birmingham, Alabama. She will be joined by Walker Hayes on the dates, which will wrap April 27th.
WHO PUT THE MO IN MOVEMBER:
The idea of growing mustaches to highlight men’s health in November began in Melbourne, Australia’s Gypsy Bar back in 2003 when 2 guys challenged their friends to join them in growing ‘staches for charity. Those original 30 guys quickly became more than 4 million worldwide. The movement began with a focus on prostate cancer and, later, testicular cancer, both male exclusive diseases. Eventually, as ‘Movember’ grew, so did its scope, to include mental health as well as the overall physical wellness of men.
(First published in BS in 2016)
A COLD ONE. LITERALLY:
It might be your idea of heaven, or it might be your worst nightmare, but a man from Wisconsin lived it. Jeremy Van Ert wandered into the beer cooler at his local Kwik Trip store, and at the stroke of midnight, the door automatically locked behind him. While many people would panic in this situation, Van Ert managed to remain cool…literally. After assessing his options, he decided there was only one thing he could do: start drinking. And drink he did. He started his night with a bottle of Icehouse, and next he decided to get a little exotic in his selections, and over the next six hours, he proceeded toenjoy three cans of Four Loko. Finally, at 6AM, a customer noticed Van Ert inside the cooler and got an employee to let him out. Oh, and by the way? The door of the cooler is made of glass and the store is open 24 hours a day, which means that he could have summoned the attention of staff at any point during the night. If he wanted. He also left the store without paying for the beer he drank and left behind three damaged cases of Busch Light that had been knocked over at some point during his big night out. He was charged with a misdemeanor.
(Big night out…or big night IN?)
(Six HOURS, and he only had 4 beers? I call that sampling!)
(I just thought of something. Those coolers generally don’t have a urinal!)
THE TOP-EARNING DEAD CELEBRITIES OF 2017:
10. Albert Einstein: $10 million (all figures US Dollars)
9. John Lennon: $12 million
8. Dr. Seuss (Theodor Geisel): $16 million
7. Prince: $18 million
6. Tom Petty: $20 million (To be fair, he had a bit of an edge here…)
5. Bob Marley: $23 million
4. Elvis Presley: $35 million
3. Charles Schultz: $38 million
2. Arnold Palmer: $45 million
1. Michael Jackson: $75 million
BS POLL VAULT:
• 16% of people say they floss their teeth every day.
• 20% only floss “when necessary”.
• 28% floss between one and three times per week.
• 61% have used a fingernail to pick food out from between their teeth.
• 7% have used a strand of their own hair.
• 8% don’t floss at all.
(Coincidentally 8% also report they don’t DATE at all…)
BS CHRONOMETER 11.01.17
TODAY’S CELEBIRTHDAYS . . .
1949  David Foster, Victoria BC, music producer noted for discovering Céline Dion, Josh Groban, and Michael Bublé/16 Grammy Awards
1960  Tim Cook, Mobile AL, business executive (took over as CEO of Apple, Inc in August of 2011, he was the highest-paid CEO in the world in 2012, with a compensation package totaling $378 million. He was the Financial Times Person of the Year in 2014)
1962  Anthony Kiedis, Grand Rapids MI, rock singer (Red Hot Chili Peppers-‘Give it Away’, ‘Under the Bridge’)
1963  ‘Big’ Kenny (Alphin), Culpeper VA, country singer (Big & Rich-‘Lost In This Moment’, ‘Save a Horse [Ride a Cowboy]’)
1972  Toni Collette, Sydney, Australia, TV actress (“United States of Tara” 2009-11)/movie actress (“Little Miss Sunshine”, “Muriel’s Wedding”) COMING UP…Hearts Beat Loud, 2018
1972  Jenny McCarthy, Chicago IL, TV personality (“The View” 2013, “Love In the Wild” 2012)/model (“Playboy” cover multiple times)/movie actress (“John Tucker Must Die”, “Santa Baby”)
1984  Natalia Tena, London UK, TV actress (‘Osha’ on “Game of Thrones” since 2011)/movie actress (“Harry Potter” films)
TODAY’S BS REASONS TO PARTY . . .
• “All Hallows” or “All Saints’ Day” (begun in 835 AD), a Roman Catholic ‘Holy Day of Obligation’ (aren’t they all?). It’s a public holiday in the Philippines, when families gather to honor the dead.
• “Day Of the Dead” (Dia de los Muertos) in Mexico. Actually the observance covers 2 days – today, “All Saints Day”, is set aside for remembrance of deceased infants and children (‘angelitos’). Tomorrow, “All Soul’s Day”, is for those who died as adults. For a memorial observance it’s pretty festive, with colorful adornments, lively reunions at family burial plots, fireworks, and special foods. Departed souls are remembered with ‘Dead Men’s Bread,’ which is decorated with sugar skulls. (“Please Mom, can I have the eye socket?”)
• “Authors Day”, a day to celebrate literature in all its forms and to show your appreciation for the incredibly hard work put in by the authors behind your favorite writings.
• “Family Literacy Day”, to promote the importance of reading & learning together as a family.
• “Go Cook For Your Pets Day”, because it’s apparently not enough to house them, train them, exercise them, and clean up after them … now they need haute cuisine!
• “World Vegan Day”, an international focal point for celebrating veganism, a term invented by Donald Watson in 1944. True vegans do not eat meat, fish, dairy products, or eggs; nor do they use any products derived from animals, such as fur or leather.
• “National Vinegar Day”, this common household product brightens many salads, is used in canning, and can shine up a window, too! There are many varieties of vinegar, including: Apple cider * Balsamic * Beer * Cane * Coconut * Date * Distilled vinegar * East Asian black * Flavored vinegar * Fruit * Honey * Job’s tears * Kiwifruit * Kombucha * Malt * Palm * Raisin* Rice * Sinamak * Spirit vinegar * Sherry vinegar * White * Wine *
[Thurs] Cookie Monster Day
[Thurs] National Men Make Dinner Day
[Fri] Cliché Day
[Fri] Sandwich Day
THIS DAY IN SHOW BIZ . . .
1997  “Titanic,” directed by James Cameron, and starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet, premieres at the Tokyo International Film Festival (won 10 Academy Awards including ‘Best Picture’, 1998)
2006  Apple Computer launches a new mini-store within the iTunes Music Store dedicated to Latin entertainment (iTunes Latino features top Latin music, music videos, TV shows, audiobooks, and podcasts)
TODAY’S MUSIC EVENTS . . .
2005  Black Sabbath is inducted into the UK Music Hall of Fame by Brian May of Queen (Ozzy Osbourne moons the crowd, feeling they aren’t rocking hard enough while the band plays ‘Paranoid’)
2012  “Metal Hammer” magazine lists the ‘All-Time Top Rock & Heavy Metal Moustaches’ (Black Sabbath, except Ozzy; Frank Zappa of Mothers of Invention; Queen’s Freddie Mercury)
TODAY’S FIRST . . .
1993  The Maastricht Treaty takes effect, formally establishing the ‘European Union’
BS WACK FACTS:
✓ Before Google launched Gmail, ‘G-Mail’ was the name of a free email service offered through the cartoon character Garfield’s website
✓ State Farm’s “Like a good neighbor” jingle was written by Barry Manilow.
✓ Hershey’s Kisses got their name because the machine that makes them looks like it’s ‘kissing’ the conveyor belt.
✓ The average lifespan of a major league baseball is 7 pitches.
✓ In space, astronauts cannot cry because there is no gravity and tears can’t flow.
✓ It is impossible to hum while holding your nose closed.
BS FAKE PUNK ROCK FACTS:
• Punk was invented by – and named after – the legendary Punky Brewster.
• Johnny Rotten is the founder of the popular film review site, ‘Rotten Tomatoes’.
• The Sex Pistols did, in fact, save the Queen.
• Punkers decided on safety pins for adornment after a period of trying paperclips with frustratingly poor results.
• The Clash secretly hope you’ll just ask them to stay.
• The Misfits got their name because their Polo shirts were too big.
• The Dead Kennedys are not related to JFK.
• Somebody in a funk band made a typo in the poster and it went on from there.
• “Punk” is the past participle of “puke”.
• The spikes in a punk’s hair are for attracting members of the opposite sex. The longer they are, the better chance of attracting a mate
• ‘Anarchy in the UK’ was a dance-hall smash for Reggie Vernon & his Big Band before it was covered by the Sex Pistols.
• Green Day is a punk rock band.
BS RANDOM JOKE:
My thesaurus was stolen. I have no words for how angry I am.
BS U-PICK TRIVIA:
You’re looking at a map and spot the ‘ideo locator’. What the heck is it?
a. The ‘You Are Here’ arrow. [CORRECT]
b. Numbers or letters along the edge that help you locate a specific place.
c. [Your co-host’s] house.
BS PHONE STARTER:
☎ What weird or useless talent do you have?
BS WATER COOLER QUESTION:
Question: 35% of us say we have had our day ruined by THIS. What is it?
Answer: Comments on social media.
BS DEEP THOUGHT:
Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.