Friday, October 29, 2010 Edition: #4375
Monthly Planning Calendar in Today’s Issue!
BS SHOW BIZ BUZZ:
Show biz parents Billy Ray & Tish Cyrus are divorcing after 17 years of marriage, citing irreconcilable differences according to “People” magazine (besides Miley “Can’t Be Tamed” Cyrus, they have 4 other spawn) . . . “Us Weekly” is reporting that Justin Timberlake cheated on long-time GF Jessica Biel with “Daily Show” correspondent Olivia Munn during a 3-day fling in September (ironically Munn’s next gig is the upcoming NBC-TV series “Perfect Couples”) . . . After 3-plus years together, “Gossip Girl” actors Blake Lively & Penn Badgley have split up, but a rep claims they still get along on the set because ‘they’re professionals’ (BS translation: They refuse to appear in the same scenes) . . . For over a decade model Heidi Klum (“Project Runway”) has proven herself a huge Halloween fan by throwing epic parties and donning over-the-top costumes to match, so it’s no surprise her 2010 costume is – a sexy robotic superhero (a bot’ with a bod’) . . . A source tells “Radar Online” that “Two-and-a-Half Men” Charlie Sheen hasn’t changed one iota – he’s been partying just as hard as he did before he went to rehab last time (as suggested by this week’s meltdown) . . . Meantime his ex, Denise Richards, tells “Today” that she still ‘has faith in him’ (huh?) . . . Christopher Nolan has revealed the name of his “Dark Knight” sequel – “The Dark Knight Rises” (due in theaters July 2012); and Michael Bay’s next “Transformers” film will be titled “Transformers: The Dark Of the Moon” (opening July 2011) . . . And sometime reality TV personality/sorta comedian Andy Dick has apparently exposed himself to a group of strangers – again – drunkenly making his privates public in a Los Angeles café in the middle of the afternoon (proving yet again – never has a celeb been so aptly named!).
WEEKEND SHOW BIZ SKED:
• “George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight” (CBC) – Tonight The XX (“XX”).
• “Jimmy Kimmel Live” (ABC/CityTV) – Tonight Trombone Shorty (“Backatown”).
• “Last Call With Carson Daly” (NBC) – Tonight Ra Ra Riot (“The Orchard”).
• “Saturday Night Live” (NBC/Global) – Jon Hamm (“Mad Men”) hosts; musical guest Rihanna (“Loud”, due November 16).
• “Tavis Smiley” (PBS) – Tonight Peter Yarrow, Paul Stookey of ‘60s group Peter, Paul & Mary.
• “Tonight Show With Jay Leno” (NBC/A Channel) – Tonight Jimmy Eat World (“Invented”).
• Voodoo Experience (New Orleans) – This year’s edition of the annual 3-day Halloween weekend festival in the Big Easy includes performances by Muse, My Morning Jacket, Ozzy Osbourne, Weezer, and many more.
BS MUSIC NOTES:
• Adam Lambert – He’s set to release an acoustic album by the end of the year that will be a mix of live versions of his songs from his tour and European promo appearances.
• Celine Dion – She still hasn’t named her twin boys, born last Saturday. She tells French magazine “Gala” that she’s read nearly 15,000 names and nothing has stuck.
• Foo Fighters – Dave Grohl tells BBC their upcoming album, due next year, features a cameo by Nirvana bassist Krist Novoselic and is being produced by “Nevermind” producer Butch Vig.
• KT Tunstall – Sunday the Scottish singer-songwriter embarks on a Fall tour of North America in Portland OR in support of her latest album, “Tiger Suit”.
• Kanye West – His previously announced EP with Jay-Z, “Watch the Throne”, is now being planned as a full-length album. ‘Ye says they’ll head to the south of France to record new ideas and will ‘probably be done with the album in a day’.
• Lady Antebellum – Last night they sang the anthem ahead of Game 2 of the World Series in San Francisco. Tonight they perform “I Run to You” on NBC-TV’s “School Pride”, a new reality show featuring stories about communities coming together to renovate public schools.
• Nickelback – Saturday their long-running “Dark Horse” tour wraps up in Las Vegas. Frontman Chad Kroeger says they’ll then take a bit of a breather before diving into a new album.
• Sugarland – Their new album “The Incredible Machine” has debuted at #1, according to Nielsen SoundScan. This marks their 3rd chart-topper.
• Taylor Swift – Music industry observers are predicting her new album “Speak Now” may sell as many as 800,000-to-900,000 copies by week’s end on October 31st. And there’s a chance it could approach 1 million units sold, Billboard.biz predicts.
TODAY’S MOVIE OPENING:
“Saw 3D” ( R-Rated Horror ): In this 7th instalment of the horror franchise a deadly battle rages over ‘Jigsaw’s brutal legacy as a group of survivors gathers to seek the support of a self-help guru, a man whose own dark secrets unleash a new wave of terror. Stars Tobin Bell, Costas Mandylor, Betsy Russell, Cary Elwes. Also showing in 2-D theaters. Shot in Toronto.
The ‘2010 Top Costumes Survey’ by BIGresearch has found that, for kids, ‘Princess’ costumes are tops for the 6th consecutive year. ‘Witches’ are the preferred adult costume this year, followed by ‘Vampires’ and ‘Pirates’. Pets are most likely to be dressed as ‘Pumpkins’. Pop culture still plays a large role in costume choices for all ages: ‘Buzz Lightyear’ and ‘Harry Potter’ characters are expected to be popular, along with ‘Spider-Man’ and ‘Alice in Wonderland’ characters.
HALLOWEEN DOS & DON’TS:
Advice for trick-or-treaters from UK cops …
• Don’t enter any house – stay on the doorstep.
• Be careful not to frighten vulnerable people, especially the elderly.
• Don’t knock on doors where there is a ‘No Trick or Treat’ sign.
• Never throw items like eggs or flour. It can be classed as ‘criminal damage’ or even ‘assault’.
– “Nottingham Evening Post”
HALLOWEEN & DRINKING:
This Halloween weekend lots of adults will party and alcohol may sabotage their judgment. Halloween is a particularly deadly night because of drunk drivers. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, close to 60% of all traffic deaths on Halloween involve a driver or a motorcycle rider with a blood-alcohol level over the limit.
DID YOU KNOW?
Don’t scare on stairs. That’s one of the most important rules to remember when operating a haunted house … lest the victims of frights go toppling down flights.
– “Chicago Tribune”
BS CHRONOMETER 10.29.10
TODAY’S CELEBIRTHDAYS . . .
1947  Richard Dreyfuss, Brooklyn NY, movie actor (“RED”, “Mr Holland’s Opus”)
1957  Dan Castellaneta, Chicago IL, TV voice-over actor (‘Homer’ on “The Simpsons” since 1989)
1971  Winona Ryder (Horowitz), Winona MN, movie actress (“Star Trek”, “Girl Interrupted”)
1984  Chris Baio, Bronxville NY, indie rock musician (Vampire Weekend-“White Sky”, “Cousins”)
Rock singer/guitarist Gavin Rossdale (Bush) is 43; Rock guitarist/vocalist Ian D’Sa (Billy Talent) is 35; Country singer Kassidy Osborn (SHeDAISY) is 34; TV actor Matthew Morrison (“Glee”) is 32.
Rock drummer Larry Mullen Jr (U2) is 49; Filmmaker Peter Jackson (“Lord Of the Rings”) is 49; Rock guitarist Johnny Marr (Modest Mouse) is 47; Movie actor Rob Schneider (“Deuce Bigalow”) is 47; Country singer Darryl Worley (“Awful Beautiful Life”) is 46; Rapper Adam Horovitz (Beastie Boys) is 44; Power-pop bassist Adam Schlesinger (Fountains of Wayne) is 43; Rock singer/guitarist Frank Iero (My Chemical Romance) is 29; Child prodigy singer Willow Smith (“Whip My Hair”) is 10.
BS REASONS TO PARTY . . .
• “Basketball Coaches Day”, honoring those dedicated people who teach us to dribble & shoot.
• “Frankenstein Friday”, honoring the ‘mother’ and ‘father’ of “Frankenstein” – spooky author Mary Shelly and creepy actor Boris Karloff. Darmstadt, Germany is home to the annual “Frankenstein Festival” this weekend. It’s the site of the actual ‘Frankenstein Castle’ that inspired Mary Shelley’s famous horror novel.
• “International Bandanna Day”, when we’re encouraged to wear a bandanna to show people living with cancer that they are supported and not alone. In many areas bandanas will be sold as a fundraiser. The initiative originated in Australia. (Not South Central LA.)
• “Internet Day”, observed on the 41st anniversary of the 1st connection on what would become the ‘Internet’. On October 29, 1969 bits of data flowed between computers at UCLA and the Stanford Research Institute. Within a year, 10 sites were connected and there were soon applications such as email.
• “World Psoriasis Day”, an annual observance to increase awareness of the life-long skin disorder that causes red, scaly patches called lesions to appear on skin. It’s estimated some 125 million people worldwide are suffering the malady.
• “Bodybuilders’ Day”, celebrating the 1893 birth of Charles Atlas (Angelo Siciliano) in Acri, Italy. Yes, a bully actually did kick sand in the former 97-lb weakling’s face and steal his girlfriend, leading him to develop a wildly popular mail-order bodybuilding course.
• “Candy Corn Day”, celebrating the traditional Halloween candy that resembles corn kernels and can’t be resisted until you’ve finished off the entire 2-lb bag. About 9 billion pieces of Candy Corn will be manufactured this year.
• “Create a Great Funeral Day”, the 11th annual observance encouraging us to design our own unique ‘end-of-life event’.
• “Devil’s Night” or “Mischief Night,” traditionally a night of pranks before Halloween.
• “Halloween”, a long tradition in Canada, Ireland, the UK, and the USA. In recent years, the celebration has spread to other countries around-the-world. A few facts …
– The observance originated with 5th-century-BC Celtic Druids who believed that on October 31st, all persons who had died in the previous year assembled to choose the body of a person or animal they would inhabit for the next 12 months.
– After the 9th century AD, the day became known as “All Hallows’ Eve” or “Hallowe’en” since it was the night before “All Saints’ Day”.
– The Irish brought the Halloween custom to North America in the 1840s. Of the countries that celebrate Halloween, only in Ireland is it considered a national holiday.
• “International Magic Day”, traditionally a day for magicians to meet, celebrated on the anniversary of Harry Houdini’s death on October 31st, 1926. Every year, spiritualists hold a seance on Halloween to try and contact the late magician. So far, no answer!
• “International UNICEF Day”, observed on October 31st since 1967, the reason many trick-or-treaters collect donations in UNICEF coin boxes.
• “Knock-Knock Jokes Day”, celebrated annually on the day that arguably features the most door-knocking. If you can stand the pain, there are 182 pages of them here …
TODAY’S MUSIC EVENT . . .
1983  Pink Floyd’s “Dark Side Of the Moon” becomes ‘Longest-Charting Album of All-Time’ as it logs its 491st week on the “Billboard” ‘Top 200′ album chart (lasts 740 weeks altogether until July 13, 1988)
TODAY’S FIRST . . .
1945  1st ‘Ballpoint Pen’ goes on sale, 57 years after it was first patented ($12.95)
TODAY’S RECORD . . .
1929  Prices plummet on the New York Stock Exchange, leading to panic selling, lost billions, and the Great Depression
1929  Montréal and Toronto Stock Exchange shares plummet in their worst drop to date, as the New York market crash spreads quickly worldwide and leads to the Great Depression
BS MONTHLY PLANNING CALENDAR . . .
[Nov 1] All Saints Day / Authors Day / Family Literacy Day / Go Cook For Your Pets Day / Space Shuttle Discovery final flight
[Nov 2] US Election Day / All Souls Day / Cookie Monster Day / Plan Your Epitaph Day / Traffic Directors Day
[Nov 3] Cliche Day / Men Make Dinner Day / Sandwich Day
[Nov 4] Use Your Common Sense Day / Pumpkin Chunkin Days / 2010 Billboard Touring Awards (NYC)
[Nov 6] International Day for Preventing the Exploitation Of the Environment in War & Armed Conflict / Daylight Saving Time ends (North America) / Saxophone Day / Zero Tasking Day
[Nov 7] Job Action Day / Bittersweet Chocolate with Almonds Day / MTV Europe Music Awards (Madrid)
[Nov 8] Abet & Aid Punsters Day / Cook Something Bold & Pungent Day / Parents As Teachers Day / “Conan O’Brien Show” debuts (TBS/CTV)
[Nov 9] Videogame “Karaoke Revolution Glee” released
[Nov 10] Young Readers Day / 44th CMA Awards (Nashville)
[Nov 10] Area Code Day / Sesame Street Day
[Nov 11] Remembrance Day (Canada) / Veterans Day (USA)
[Nov 12] Domino Day
[Nov 13] International Tongue Twister Day / World Kindness Day
[Nov 14] Loosen Up, Lighten Up Day / Girls Day / World Diabetes Day / World Orphans Day
[Nov 15] I Love to Write Day
[Nov 16] International Day for Tolerance / Educational Support Professionals Day / Eid al-Adha (Muslim)
[Nov 17] Guinness World Record Day / Homemade Bread Day
[Nov 18] Married To a Scorpio Support Day / Mickey Mouse Day / Use Less Stuff Day
[Nov 19] Family Volunteer Day / Have a Bad Day Day / Day of Play / World Toilet Day
[Nov 20] African Industrialization Day / Children’s Day / Name Your PC Day / Transgender Day of Remembrance / World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims
[Nov 21] World Hello Day / World Television Day / Full ‘Beaver’ Moon / 2010 American Music Awards (LA)
[Nov 22] 38th International Emmy Awards (NYC)
[Nov 24] Celebrate Your Unique Talent Day / Thanksgiving Day (USA)
[Nov 25] “Taylor Swift – Speak Now” (NBC) / Black Friday / Buy Nothing Day / Flossing Day / International Day For the Elimination of Violence Against Women Day / Shopping Reminder Day / Sinkie Day / Partial Solar Eclipse
[Nov 26] International Aura Awareness Day
[Nov 27] National Day of Listening
[Nov 28] Cyber Monday / 2010 Soul Train Awards (BET)
[Nov 29] “CMA Country Christmas” (ABC) / Electronic Greetings Day / International Day of Solidarity With the Palestinian People
[Nov 30] Computer Security Day / Meth Awareness Day / Stay Home Because You’re Well Day / Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show (NYC)
[Dec 1] 53rd Grammy Awards nominations announced (CBS)
[Dec 3] “CMT Artists Of the Year” (CMT)
NOVEMBER MOVIE OPENINGS:
[Nov 5] “Due Date” / “For Colored Girls” / “Megamind”
[Nov 10] “Morning Glory”
[Nov 12] “Skyline” / “Unstoppable”
[Nov 19] ‘Harry Potter & The Deathly Hallows – Part 1”; “The Next Three Days”
[Nov 24] “Burlesque” / “Faster” / “Love & Other Drugs” / “The Nutcracker in 3D” / “Tangled”
TRUTH ACCORDING TO TRICK-OR-TREATERS:
• Lots of decorations means good candy because it shows residents spend a lot on Halloween.
• It’s always better to choose your candy than to have someone else choose it for you.
• Old people are either very generous or give you one peanut. There is no in-between.
• The cuter the costume, the more candy you get.
• Snickers are good loot. Toothbrushes are not a ‘treat’.
• Pillowcases hold twice as much as plastic bags and 3 times as much as plastic pumpkins.
• Don’t get stuck behind little kids at the door. They take forever to decide.
• People serve the good stuff first. The longer you stay out, the worse the candy gets.
• When parents chaperone, moms say things like “Be careful” and “Remember your manners.” Dads say “Wha’d ya get?” Dads also stay out later than moms.
– Condensed from RD.com
BS PHONE STARTER:
What’s the absolute best midnight snack?
BS RANDOM JOKE:
I hate those TV shows where they do house renovations in like an hour. As we all know … home wasn’t built in a day.
BS WATER COOLER QUESTION:
Today’s Question: 1-in-3 guys have at least one of THESE in the closet.
Answer to Give Out Next Show: Hawaiian shirt.
BS DEEP THOUGHT:
Never trust a skinny cook.