Friday, November 4, 2022 – Edition: #7352
You Really Know Your Sheet!
BS SHOW BIZ BUZZ:
★ Ryan Reynolds is very interested in buying the Ottawa Senators NHL team. A source close to the “Deadpool” actor told “People” that, beyond the business opportunity, it is important to Reynolds, who was born and raised in British Columbia, that the team stays in Ottawa, as a sale could result in relocation. The news comes on the heels of rumblings that the team’s board of directors is reportedly lining up for a potential sale. The source says Reynolds has kept his interest in purchasing the team on the down-low until Tuesday when a Twitter user mentioned to him that the team is up for sale and he replied with the ‘hand-on-the-chin interested’ emoji.
★ And we were still hoping they’d get back together! “Friends” star Jennifer Aniston is planning to sue Brad Pitt for $100 million. Despite Pitt’s divorce battle with Angelina Jolie, he has also managed to annoy his other ex-wife, Jennifer Aniston. Reportedly, Pitt is planning to sell Plan B – the production company he set up with Aniston, for a hefty pay-out, which has left her demanding a share. The then-married couple started Plan B in 2001. When they ended their relationship, the production company was transferred to Pitt, but Aniston believes she was not given credit for founding it. After the duo divorced, Pitt took over the label in 2005. Now that rumors have started swirling that he’s planning to sell it, Aniston is allegedly suing him to dispute his entitlement to the $100 million it’s expected to go for.
★ Tom Brady and Gisele Bündchen had “an ironclad prenup” which allowed their divorce to be settled quickly, according to sources. While both are separately incredibly wealthy, the prenup allowed the swift division of their assets. One source says: “They both have their own separate business entities, so the separation of their wealth wasn’t that complicated in the end. The only other major factor was dividing up their massive property portfolio.” It’s believed Brady will keep the $17 million mansion currently under construction on the “billionaire’s bunker” in Miami. It was reported that Bündchen quietly purchased her own home in Miami Beach for $1.25 million, which she’ll use as an office, and she also owns another, larger home in the area. As far as their net worths go, Tom is sitting on a reported $333 million, while Gisele has $400 million in the bank.
★ “Breaking Bad” star Aaron Paul wants to change his name to…Aaron Paul. Newly revealed legal documents show that the actor, whose last name is actually Sturtevant, is looking to legally change it to Paul, a name he’s used in the industry for years. In fact, Aaron his wife Lauren both want to change their last names to Paul… and they want to change their 7-month-old son’s name, which is currently Casper Emerson Paul — to Ryden Caspian Paul. Yes, the child’s last name was already Paul, even though his parents didn’t officially share that name — but they’re changing the youngster’s first and middle name. The reason Aaron and Lauren give for their name changes: They want to conform to Aaron’s professional name and keep the family name consistent. (A rare example of parents being named after their kid?)
TODAY’S SHOW BIZ SKED:
• “The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon” (NBC/CTV): Jimmy Fallon: Mariah Carey, Marcus Mumford, Monica Martin
• “Late Night with Seth Meyers” (NBC/CTV): Vice President Kamala Harris, Geena Davis, Elena Bonomo (R)
• “The Late Late Show with James Corden” (CBS/CTV): Chris Pratt, Taylor Kitsch, James Bay (R)
• The View” (ABC/CTV): Lt. Governor John Fetterman
• “The Talk” (CBS): Rainn Wilson, Melissa Claire Egan
• “Live with Kelly and Ryan” (ABC/CTV): Evan Rachel Wood, Luke Grimes
• “The Kelly Clarkson Show” (Check local listings): George Lopez, Mayan Lopez, Alison Sweeney, Jake Miller
• “The Drew Barrymore Show” (Check local listings): Daniel Radcliffe, Lake Bell, Pilar Valdes, Samah Dada
• “Jennifer Hudson Show” (Check local listings): Chaka Khan
• “Sherri” (Check local listings): Jackie Fabulous
• “20/20” (ABC): 20/20 Presents Black Panther: In Search of Wakanda
• “Young Rock” (NBC): Season 3 premiere. After losing the 2032 election, Dwayne Johnson is ready to withdraw from political life — when he gets an unexpected call.
• “Penn & Teller: Fool Us” (CW): Special guest Donny Osmond; featured magicians include Dani Daortiz, Knight & Gayle, Jonah Babins, Ben Train and Jason Fields.
• “World Series Baseball” (Fox, SN): Game #6: Phillies @ Astros
• “Saturday Night Live” (NBC): Host Amy Schumer; Steve Lacy performs.
• “World Series Baseball” (Fox, SN): Game #7: Phillies @ Astros (if necessary)
• “Celebrity Jeopardy!” (ABC): Quarterfinal #6: Ray Romano, Joel Kim Booster and Melissa Rauch
• “FBI” (CBS): As the team works to rescue a 5-year-old kidnapping victim, Scola suspects the boy’s mother isn’t being forthcoming about why her son was targeted.
• “Well Suited for Christmas” (Life): Sparks fly between a fashion designer and one of the city’s most eligible bachelors as she creates a tuxedo for him for a Christmas gala.
BS MUSIC NOTES:
• Adele – has revealed that we’ve all been saying her name incorrectly. In a Q&A, after a fan from London asked a question, she responded: “Love that. She said my name perfectly!” The correct pronunciation is “uh-dale,” not “ah-dell,” according to…ummm…‘Uh-dale’.
• Rihanna — Charlie Puth is convinced she has been rehearsing new music in the studio room next to him. He told an interviewer: “I swear to God she is rehearsing next to me, there is always security next door…And I thought I saw her.” Last week, Rihanna dropped ‘Lift Me Up’, her first solo single since 2016, and she’s booked for the Super Bowl halftime show Feb. 12, 2023.
• Rock & Roll Hall of Fame – Tomorrow’s ceremony in LA will see the Class of 2022 inducted: Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo, Duran Duran, Eminem, Eurythmics, Dolly Parton, Lionel Richie and Carly Simon; along with Judas Priest and Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis for Musical Excellence. The ceremony will air on HBO Nov. 18.
• Huey Lewis and the News — have sold the bulk of their catalog to Primary Wave Music for about $20 million. The deal covers their recorded output between their 1980 debut LP “Huey Lewis and the News” and stretches through 1994’s “Four Chords & Several Years Ago”, and includes all their major hits.
• The Who – were joined onstage by Eddie Vedder at a private event in Los Angeles, and footage has been uploaded to YouTube. The clip, shot at a fundraising event for Teen Cancer America, shows the Pearl Jam singer joining the group for a rendition of The Who’s 1970 classic ‘The Seeker’. LINK: https://tinyurl.com/mvcsv948
• Dan + Shay — are getting into the holiday spirit with a new original tune. Tuesday, they shared a snippet on Instagram, with Dan Smyers introducing it by saying: “We know it was just Halloween last night, but we wrote a brand new Christmas song the other day, we want to sing it for you. Let us know what you think”. LINK: https://tinyurl.com/2pmhr32c
• Tim McGraw – was spotted at Philadelphia’s Citizens Bank Park for game #3 of the World Series, as the Phillies won over the Houston Astros. McGraw sported a Phillies jersey, his father’s former team. Tug McGraw helped the Phillies win the 1980 World Series, ending the team’s 77-year drought.
• Gabby Barrett – She and husband Cade Foehner revealed on social media that their son Augustine Boone Foehner was born on October 27. Alongside a pic of the baby and his older sister, they wrote: “What a precious gift from our Lord!” They explained they pronounce their baby’s name: “UH-GUS-TIN”. LINK: https://tinyurl.com/ye8jh68s
SHOOTING THE BULL
TODAY’S MOVIE OPENINGS:
• “Armageddon Time” (R, Drama): A deeply personal coming-of-age story about the strength of family and the generational pursuit of the American Dream. (Anthony Hopkins, Anne Hathaway, Jeremy Strong. Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Laura Dern, Sam Neill)
• “The Banshees of Inisherin” (R, Comedy-Drama): Two lifelong friends on a remote island off the coast of Ireland find themselves at an impasse when one puts an end to their friendship. (Colin Farrell, Brandan Gleeson, Kerry Condon)
TICKED ABOUT THE TIME CHANGE:
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Daylight saving time ends this weekend, with the clocks scheduled to go back an hour early Sunday morning (it has already happened in some countries that participate). The idea behind the clock shift is to maximize sunlight. The logic is that by springing forward and falling back, people add an hour of sunlight to the end of the workday. But the benefits of this change are controversial. Many jurisdictions have passed legislation to end the bi-annual clock change, and others are considering ending it. Why? Science shows that the time shift can have measurable impacts on health. Researchers in Finland found that the risk of strokes and heart attacks increases by 7% following the time change. In addition, the number of car crashes also tends to increase following the clock adjustment. And switching the clocks twice a year can also contribute to a phenomenon known as “social jet lag,” where people suffer from disrupted sleep and sleep debt, mental and physical fatigue, metabolism issues and seasonal affective disorder.
(So I’ll see you Monday…all bright-eyed and bushy-tailed…right?)
(And that doesn’t even BEGIN to touch on what people with kids have to go through…)
DON’T BE LATTE:
Starbucks has debuted its 2022 holiday drink menu, and although there aren’t any new drinks, the coffee chain is bringing back some crowd favourites…in their customary red cup of cheer. Starbucks is celebrating 25 years of those festive red cups, and this year’s 4 new designs are all designed to look like they’re done up in adorable wrapping paper. Seasonal drink favs have also returned, including the peppermint mocha, caramel brulée latte, chestnut praline latte, toasted white chocolate mocha and the Irish cream cold brew. In addition, the iced sugar cookie almond milk latte is returning after its debut last year. FUN FACT: For the first 2 years upon the introduction of the Starbucks holiday cup, they were actually purple.
(I did hear, though, that they are offering a new drink SIZE this holiday season. It’s called the “Adventi”!)
(Actually, one of the best things about Starbucks’ Christmas menu is that it means pumpkin spice season is officially over!)
NEWS OF THE WEIRD:
➢ A woman is facing charges for hitting a golf ball and a golf club into the Grand Canyon. On October 27, the Grand Canyon National Park’s Facebook page posted a pic showing a woman at the edge of the canyon’s South Rim, near Mather Point, with the golf club in the air. The caption read: “Do we really need to say, ‘don’t hit golf balls into the Grand Canyon?’. It added that “throwing objects over the rim of the canyon is not only illegal but can also endanger hikers and wildlife.” With the help of members of the public, Grand Canyon Law Enforcement “identified, located, and contacted the individual responsible for the incident”, which resulted in 3 misdemeanor charges, each of which could result in a fine of up to $1,000. (She left a heckuva divot, too!) LINK: https://tinyurl.com/27ubvw9d
➢ A venomous 2.2-meter (7 foot) king cobra that escaped from its home in a Swedish zoo has returned home…by itself, after a week. The deadly snake, name is Sir Vass (Sir Hiss), escaped Oct. 22 via a light fixture in the ceiling of its glass enclosure at the Skansen open-air museum. As a result of an intensive search with X-ray machines, “Houdini”, as he has been nicknamed, was located earlier this week in a confined space between 2 walls. Holes were drilled into the walls, but the cobra disappeared early Sunday. It turned out he had given up his freedom ride and crawled back to its terrarium. (But oddly, the zoo custodian who disappeared the same day still hasn’t returned…)
DID YOU KNOW?
According to a new survey, many of us feel more pressure to tip these days, as more businesses switch to cashless checkout. In a poll of more than 1,000 people in the US, 54% said they feel added pressure to leave a tip digitally when they pay using a store’s cashless system. In fact, 51% admit they’ve left a tip when they normally wouldn’t, because the screen asked them if they would like to tip their server. (Here’s a tip: Don’t try to come up with a stupid joke beginning with the words “Here’s a tip” instead of leaving a real tip!)
BS CHRONOMETER 11.04.22
BS REASONS TO PARTY . . .
• “Candy Day”, for some unknown reason. Maybe a day to try to figure out what to do with all that leftover Halloween candy before your family’s teeth are completely ruined?
• “Jersey Day”, to express your fandom for your favorite pro football team and players. (And to find out who at your workplace judges people according to what team they cheer for!)
• “Use Your Common Sense Day”, promoting the idea of making use of the knowledge and experience which we all allegedly have.
• “King Tut Day”, celebrating the date of the discovery of King Tutankhamen’s Tomb. King Tut’s rule lasted just 9 years, from 1333 B.C. to 1324 B.C. His cause of death is uncertain. Murder, malaria, and an innocent accident are the main theories.
• “Skeptics Day” … or so they claim…
• “Love Your Lawyer Day”, a day free of lawyer bashing and lawyer jokes. While lawyers may have a bad reputation, the good they do is often forgotten. (I’m also “skeptical” about THIS. Whoops…)
• “Easy-Bake Oven Day”, this pop-culture icon has struck a note with kids and adults. It’s even been inducted into the National Toy Hall of Fame. (We’re in luck! The brownies I started baking in 2006 are just about ready…)
• “Fountain Pen Day’, celebrated by enthusiasts worldwide as a time to embrace, promote, and share the use of fountain pens. FUN FACT: The modern fountain pen was invented in 1884, just 4 years before the ball point pen. (Does this mean that until 1888, the fountain was simply called the ‘pen’?)
• “Guy Fawkes Day” in England, a traditional celebration since 1752 (also celebrated in New Zealand and the Canadian province of Newfoundland & Labrador). It commemorates the 1605 ‘Gunpowder Plot’ when Fawkes-led Catholics attempted to blow up the Parliament Buildings. One of the day’s traditions gives it its nickname … ‘Bonfire Night’.
• “Commercial TV Broadcast Day”, the first commercial was broadcast on television on this date in 1930. (Quick, what is your favorite of all time?)
• “American Football Day”, On this day in 1959, sports fan Lamar Hunt launched a league of his own – the American Football League (AFL). It merged with the NFL in 1966.
• “Love Your Red Hair Day”, a day to celebrate the beauty of those gorgeous red tresses. Today, gingers are encouraged to celebrate their red hair by posting photos on social media using #LoveYourRedHairDay. BS GINGER SNAPS: Famous redheads include: musicians Ed Sheeran, Florence Welch (Florence + the Machine) and birthday-boy Art Garfunkel (when he was younger); actresses Christina Hendricks, Emma Stone, Julianne Moore; actors Benedict Cumberbatch, Damien Lewis and Eddie Redmayne (appropriate name or what?), and, of course, Prince Harry (for a limited time!)
• “Bank Transfer Day”, started in response to plans by big banks to charge fees that many people saw as excessive. The day encourages people to transfer their money from big commercial banks to not-for-profit credit unions.
• “The End of Daylight Saving Time”, as Standard Time officially returns at 2 am. Don’t forget to set your clocks back an hour. Hey, it’s a long weekend! About 70 countries observe DST. Most of North America, Europe and parts of South America and New Zealand adhere to it, while China, Japan, India and most countries do not. (It starts on different dates in some countries. In Europe, it happened last weekend. In Australia, DST started Oct. 2…)
• “Zero Tasking Day”, always the same day that Daylight Saving Time ends, a day to do absolutely squat with the extra 60 minutes you put on the clock because the real gift for this day is not feeling like you have to do something worthwhile with that ‘extra hour’.
• “Halfway Point of Autumn” (Northern Hemisphere), with 45 days elapsed and 45 more remaining until the Winter Solstice on December 21st. (Or 33 more leaf rakings…)
• “Basketball Day”, honoring the game invented in 1891 by Canadian-American James Naismith as a YMCA pastime, which evolved into big biz where players get a bazillion bucks a bucket. Naismith was born on this date in 1861. BS FUN FACT: Naismith also invented the football helmet.
• “National Nachos Day”, They were first created circa 1943 by Ignacio ‘Nacho’ Anaya while working at a restaurant called the ‘Victory Club’ in Piedras Negras, Mexico. The original nachos consisted of fried tortilla chips covered with melted cheese and jalapeño peppers. (***And just try to get through this bit without making a ‘Nacho cheese’ pun!***)
• “Saxophone Day”, commemorating the 1814 birth of Belgium’s Adolphe Sax, inventor of the musical instrument named for him. (What is your favorite song featuring a sax?)
• “Marooned Without a Compass Day”, we can only imagine that this day came from the question most people are asked at least once in their life: “If you were lost on a desert island, what one item (or 2 items, or 3 of whatevers…) would you want with you?” (We’re choosing a boat!)
TODAY’S CELEBIRTHDAYS . . .
1937  Loretta Swit, Passaic NJ, TV actress (‘Hot Lips Houlihan’ on “M*A*S*H” 1972-83)
1960  Kathy Griffin, Oak Park IL, standup comedian/TV personality (“Kathy Griffin: My Life On the D-List” 2005-10)
1961  Ralph Macchio, Long Island NY, movie actor (“The Karate Kid” films, The Outsiders”)/TV actor (“Cobra Kai” since 2018)
1961  Jeff Probst, Wichita KS, TV reality show host (“Survivor” since 2000, “The Jeff Probst Show” 2012-13)
1969  Matthew McConaughey, Uvalde TX, movie actor (“Dazed and Confused”, Oscar for “Dallas Buyers Club”)/TV actor (“True Detective” 2013)
1969  Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs (aka ‘Puff Daddy’, ‘P. Diddy’ and ‘Puffy’), Harlem NY, hip-hop artist (w/Faith Evans-‘I’ll Be Missing You’, ‘Shake Ya Tailfeather’)/recording mogul (Bad Boy Records)/fashion designer (Sean John)/entrepreneur (Ciroc Vodka)
1975  Curtis Stone, Melbourne Australia, celebrity chef/TV personality (“My Kitchen Rules”, “Top Chef Masters”, “Crime Scene Kitchen”)
Art Garfunkel (Simon & Garfunkel) is 81; Kris Jenner (“Keeping Up with the Kardashians”) is 67; Bryan Adams (‘Summer of ’69’) is 63; Tilda Swinton (“The Chronicles of Narnia”) is 62; Tatum O’Neal (“The Bad News Bears”) is 59; Famke Janssen (“X-Men” movies) is 58; Sam Rockwell (“The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy”) is 54; Jonny Greenwood (Radiohead) is 51; Ryan Adams (‘Lucky Now’) is 48; Kevin Jonas, (Jonas Brothers) is 35
SUNDAY- Sally Field (“Forest Gump”) is 76; Fred Penner (“Fred Penner’s Place”) is 76; Ethan Hawke (“Training Day”) is 52; Rebecca Romijn (“X-Men” franchise) is 50; Thandiwe Newton (correct) [*pron: Tan DEE way*] (“Crash”) is 50; Zoe McLellan (“NCIS: New Orleans”) is 48; Taryn Manning (“Orange is the New Black”) is 44; Patina Miller (“Madam Secretary”) is 38; Emma Stone (“La La Land”) is 34
THIS DAY IN SHOW BIZ . . .
2001  “Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone”, the first film adaptation of the books by J. K. Rowling, premieres, starring Daniel Radcliffe (In the US, India and Pakistan, it is released as “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone”)
2016  The British TV series “The Crown” premieres, with Claire Foy playing Queen Elizabeth II and Matt Smith as Prince Philip
TODAY IN MUSIC . . .
2015  Katy Perry is the highest paid musician of the year, earning $135 million, according to Forbes Magazine
2018  Camila Cabello is a 4-time winner at the MTV Europe Music Awards in Bilbao, Spain. Janet Jackson accepts the Global Icon award
TODAY’S FIRSTS . . .
1879  James Ritty patents the first cash register, to combat stealing by bartenders in his saloon in Dayton, Ohio
2008  Barack Obama is elected 44th president of the United States, becoming the first African-American to assume the country’s highest office
BS WHACK FACTS:
✓ If you started with $0.01 and doubled your money every day, it would take 27 days to become a millionaire.
✓ Recycling one ton of paper saves 684 gallons of oil, 7,000 gallons of water and 3.3 cubic yards of landfill space.
✓ Saudi Arabia imports camels and sand from Australia.
✓ Black sheep got such a bad rap because their wool is harder to dye than that of white sheep.
✓ By the age of 20, you’ve lost 20% of your sense of smell.
✓ When you’re looking at someone you love, your pupils dilate. When you’re looking at someone you hate…same.
Best of BS . . .
BS FAKE DAYLIGHT-SAVING TIME FACTS:
• Years ago, farmers were required to set their roosters back before going to sleep on Saturday night.
• On Sunday morning, everyone wakes up feeling super refreshed.
• It was invented to ensure people change the batteries in their smoke alarms.
• When you put your clocks back, you’re legally required to repeat everything you did or said in the previous hour.
• The hours taken away from us in spring are stored in secret government facilities and eventually used for covert purposes.
• You collect 4.5% interest on all daylight saved.
• Daylight saving was invented by Father Time’s evil twin brother, Father Never-on-Time.
• You can’t be arrested for anything illegal you do in the hour the clocks go back because it hasn’t happened yet.
• South of the equator, it is known as Nightlight Saving Time.
• It’s vital to farming.
• It’s daylight ‘savings’…not ‘saving’.
• When the clocks go back in spring, your kids always sleep in, allowing you an extra hour of rest.
-Twitter, first published in BS in 2018
BS WAYS TO RUIN A JOB INTERVIEW:
• Park in the boss’s spot.
• Wear PJs.
• Bring your kids.
• Speak exclusively in Pig Latin.
• Ask if anyone pays attention to when people show up and leave.
• Do repeated 360s in the swivel chair.
• Wear a mask.
• Show them your Twitter account.
• Ask if a sperm sample is required.
• Be yourself.
-Twitter, first published in BS in 2019
BS WEB GOODIE:
Another day at the office (sound up): https://tinyurl.com/p6d9fdjm
BS RANDOM JOKE:
It’s not the pace of life that concerns me, it’s the sudden stop at the end.
BS PHONE STARTER:
What would be the worst thing to hear as you are going under anesthesia before surgery?
BS WATER COOLER QUESTION:
Question: In a survey, more than 30% of singles said they would lie about THIS if asked about it on a first date. What is it?
Answer: If they snore
BS DEEP THOUGHT:
Once you do something you love, you never have to work again.