June 2 2023

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Friday, June 2, 2023 — Edition: #7487

You Really Know Your Sheet!


★ Yes, Al Pacino is expecting a baby at the age of 83, but what we don’t know is his relationship status with mom-to-be, Noor Alfallah. While he and the 29-year-old producer were photographed together as recently as April, Showbiz411 claimes that the pair “have no relationship” and are not currently together. A source told the gossip site that Pacino “actually thought their relationship was over a long time ago” and has had “lawyers … working on this for months.” While Pacino’s rep has confirmed the news, neither Pacino nor Alfallah has commented on their upcoming arrival, and “The Godfather” star is even allegedly requesting a prenatal DNA test.
★ As “Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse” finally hits theaters this weekend, the producers behind the trilogy have their attention set on the third installment, next year’s “Beyond the Spider-Verse.” But that’s not the only web-slinging project that’s coming up. Producer Amy Pascal says a ‘Spider-Woman’ and live-action Miles Morales movie are in the works. At the “Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse” premiere in LA, she said: “It’s all happening”, AND that a 4th “Spider-Man“ movie with Tom Holland and Zendaya is still in the works. Producer Avi Arad teased that moviegoers will see a “Spider-Woman” movie “sooner than you expect.”
★ Eva Longoria, LeBron James and Reba McEntire are among the 10 honorees for NBCUniversal news group’s 2023 inspiration list, the media conglomerate announced Thursday. NBC News, MSNBC and CNBC will also honor the Webb Telescope Team, Susan Burton, Gary Sinise, Jane Goodall, El Paso Helping Hands, Mackenzie Scott and Yo-Yo Ma, for their positive impact across sports, entertainment, science and beyond. The honorees will be celebrated during the “Inspiring America: The 2023 Inspiration List” primetime special, airing June 10 across the network. NBC News’ Lester Holt, Savannah Guthrie and Hoda Kotb will host.
★ Jason Oppenheim is back on the market. The “Selling Sunset” star shared that he and girlfriend Marie Lou Nurk have broken up after 10 months of dating. Why? He said that being long distance was too difficult, as he lives in Los Angeles and she resides in France. Oppenheim wrote on his Instagram Stories alongside a photo of the pair on the water staring off into the sunset: “We remain close friends and continue to talk often and support each other and we want the very best for one another.” The 46-year-old added: “We thank everyone for their support throughout our relationship.”
★ Amber Heard isn’t saying “adiós” to Hollywood just yet. The 37-year-old actress confirmed in a new video posted on TikTok that she is currently living in Spain – but still has film projects in the works. She tells a local reporter: “I love Spain so much,” with an accent similar to those native to the European country. When asked if she plans to stay in Spain for long, the “Aquaman” star responds, “I hope so. I love living here.” And when asked whether she has any film projects planned, Heard responds: “Oh, yes. I keep moving forward. That’s life.”
★ Rose Byrne still has her fingers crossed for a “Bridesmaids sequel”. In a new interview with People, Byrne, who played the character of ‘Helen Harris III’, reflected on the classic 2011 comedy that brought together some of the funniest women in the business, saying she would “of course” be on board for a sequel – as long as “all the girls were in.” Other cast members in the original included Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph, Melissa McCarthy, Wendi McLendon-Covey, and Ellie Kemper.


• “Jimmy Kimmel Live” (ABC/Global): Will Ferrell, Colson “Machine Gun Kelly” Baker, the Linda Lindas (R)
• “The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon” (NBC/CTV): Lucy Liu, Damson Idris, Bizarrap, Shakira (R)
• “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” (CBS/Global): Janelle Monáe, Jamie Oliver, M. Night Shyamalan, Samuel L. Jackson (R)
• “Late Night with Seth Meyers” (NBC/CTV): Rachel Brosnahan, Matthew Rhys, Francia Raisa (R)
• “The View” (ABC/CTV): Neil Patrick Harris, David Burtka, Andrew McCarthy
• “The Talk” (CBS): Dave Bautista, guest co-host Jamie Yuccas (R)
• “Live with Kelly and Mark” (ABC/CTV): Amanda Seyfried, Dr. Jennifer Ashton
• “The Kelly Clarkson Show” (Check local listings): Rachel Brosnahan, Alex Borstein, Tony Shalhoub, Michael Zegen, Carey Hart, Thee Sacred Souls (R)
• “The Drew Barrymore Show” (Check local listings): Abbi Jacobson (R)
• “Jennifer Hudson Show” (Check local listings): Derek Hough, José Andrés (R)
• “The Greatest #AtHome Videos” (CBS): Humorous and heartwarming summertime videos, from funny dads to goofy grads.
• “Guy’s All-American Road Trip” (FOOD): Season 2 premiere

• “Wedding Season” (HALLMARK): A journalist finds herself on back-to-back bridesmaid duty for her 3 best friends. Needing a date, she pairs up with a photographer who is the brother of one of her friends.
• “Magic Mike’s Last Dance” (HBO): Hoping for one last hurrah, Mike heads to London with a wealthy socialite who lures him with an offer he can’t refuse.
• “NHL Stanley Cup Finals” (Check local listings): Game #1: Florida @ Vegas

• “The Idol” (HBO): Series premiere. Created by Abel “The Weeknd” Tesfaye, Reza Fahim, and Sam Levinson. Focuses on an aspiring pop idol and her complex relationship with a self-help guru/cult leader.
• “Battle on the Beach” (HGTV): Season 3 premiere
• “90 Day Fiancé: Before the 90 Days” (TLC): Season 6 premiere
• “NBA Finals (Check local listings): Game #2: Miami @ Denver


• Pitbull – has teamed up with Enrique Iglesias and Ricky Martin for this fall’s “Trilogy” tour. Each artist will play a headlining set on the North American arena run, which starts Oct. 14 in Washington DC. The artists are all promising career-spanning sets of their greatest hits as well as “state-of-the-art visuals.”
• Megan Thee Stallion – said in a new interview that she won’t release any music until she is “in a better place”. Her last new music came out when she dropped her second album “Traumazine” in August 2022. She says right now, she’s “focused on healing” after dealing with legal issues and the emotional fallout of being shot by rapper Troy Lanez in 2020.
• Michael Bublé — finally has his Grammy, 3 months after winning it. He shared a video on Instagram of himself on Monday opening up a package sent from the US, containing the Grammy he won for Best Traditional Pop Album in February. His first words: “Being in Canada, sometimes things take a little longer to get here…” LINK: https://tinyurl.com/3r5e7fr8
• Queens Of The Stone Age — have released the new single ‘Carnavoyeur’, from their forthcoming 8th album “In Times New Roman”, coming on June 16. Last week, the group performed live for the first time since 2020, at Sonic Temple festival in Columbus, Ohio. LINK: https://tinyurl.com/35jveucb
• Guns N’ Roses – has announced an intriguing list of support acts for the next leg of their global tour, which starts Monday in Tel Aviv. Along for the fun on select dates will be Carrie Underwood, The Pretenders, Alice in Chains, The Warning and Dirty Honey. LINK: https://www.gunsnroses.com/tour
• Cody Johnson– stopped his show in Virginia on Saturday to yell at 2 guys who were fighting in the crowd. He said he’d have security escort them out if they didn’t stop, but: “If y’all bump into one of these kids, you’ll have ME jumpin’ off the stage.” LINK: https://tinyurl.com/3nspw3ed
• Miranda Lambert – has teamed up with soul singer Leon Bridges for the duet ‘If You Were Mine’, out June 6. It’ll be the first new music from Lambert since she left Sony Music Nashville with no announcement of having signed another record deal.
• Carly Pearce — celebrated her 4th #1 song – ‘What He Didn’t Do’ — in Nashville this week with the song’s co-writers. It was inspired by the end of her marriage to country singer Michael Ray. Pearce said she and Ashley Gorley had already written a song and were packing up, when he asked her what Ray did. Quote: “And I said, ‘What didn’t he do?’ “And he said, ‘Sit down.'”


• “Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse” (PG, Animation/Family/Action): Miles Morales catapults across the Multiverse, where he encounters a team of Spider-People charged with protecting its very existence. When the heroes clash on how to handle a new threat, Miles must redefine what it means to be a hero. (Shameik Moore, Hailee Steinfeld, Jake Johnson) Tomatometer: 94%
• “The Boogeyman” (PG-13, Horror/Mystery-Limited): Two sisters, reeling from the recent death of their mother, aren’t getting much support from their therapist father. When a desperate patient shows up at their home, he leaves behind a terrifying supernatural entity that preys on families. (Sophie Thatcher, Chris Messina) Tomatometer: 69%
• “Simulant” (Mystery/Thriller-Limited): In the near future, a humanoid enlists a hacker to remove all restrictions on his thoughts and capabilities, triggering an A.I. uprising, and a government manhunt to eliminate the rise of the machine consciousness. (Robbie Amell, Jordana Brewster, Simu Liu) Tomatometer: 43%

Here’s a new one: Some Taylor Swift fans are reporting that they are suffering from “post concert” amnesia after attending one of her shows, possibly due to the excitement of seeing her in concert. One fan describes it as an “an out-of-body experience, as though it didn’t really happen to me”, except for the fact that her bank account took a hit of $950. Other fans have been posting online about their guilt at not being able to remember crucial moments of Swift’s “Eras Tour” concerts, with some saying they felt as if they were dissociating from the experience, as if it were a dream. Ewan McNay, an associate professor of psychology at State University of New York, said this state can happen anytime you’re faced with a situation highly-charged with emotions, like a person’s first dance at their wedding, for instance. The mind may confuse jumping up and down, screaming, and crying for a fight-or-flight situation. Another explanation is that fans are flooding their brains with too many chemicals. Neurons then start firing indiscriminately. making it “really hard” to create new memories.
(Well, NOW it’s starting to sound like a Grateful Dead show!)
(Like Taylor sings: “Hold on to the memories, they will hold on to you.”)

With the recent news that Hollywood legends Robert De Niro and Al Pacino are both expecting children, at ages 79 and 83, respectively, let’s have a look at some other male stars who became proud papas at an age when many are changing their own diapers, rather than a new baby’s:
✪ Steve Martin: The comedian was 67 when his daughter was born in 2012.
✪ Richard Gere:  He tied the knot with his third spouse, Alejandra Silva, in 2018, and he was 70 when he welcomed his youngest boy in April 2020.
✪ Clint Eastwood: He has 8 children. His youngest daughter, Morgan, was born in 1996 when he was 66. His oldest? She’s 69. Or 70. We’re not sure.
✪ Billy Joel: His 4th wife, Alexis Roderick, welcomed daughter Remy Anne in 2017. Joel was 71 at the time.
✪ Elton John: He and his partner David Furnish welcomed sons Zachary and Elijah via surrogacy in the early 2010s when the singer was in his mid-60s.
✪ Mick Jagger: He was 73 when his son, Deveraux, was born in December 2016 with his girlfriend, ballet star Melanie Hamrick. (And having heard the Al Pacino news, he has a new goal!)
✪ Rod Stewart: Like Jagger, he also has 8 children. The youngest, Aiden, was born in 2011 when he was 67.
✪ Alec Baldwin: The actor was 64 when he and his wife Hilaria became parents to their 7th child, Ilaria, in September 2022.
✪ (Honorable mention) Bernie Ecclestone: The British business magnate was 89 when he welcomed his 4th child, Ace, with his wife Fabiana Flosi in July 2020.

➢ A peculiar burglary captured on-camera shows a man stealing a box of cupcakes from a Vancouver bakery – but first, he cleaned up the mess he made while breaking in. Security footage from Sweet Something shows a man kicking in the bakery’s glass door on Friday. After hanging around inside for a half hour, he’s seen mopping up the broken glass and grabbing a box of 6 cupcakes, before leaving. The bakery’s owner called it “The true Canadian break in.” (Did he also leave a note saying “Sorry”?) LINK: https://tinyurl.com/26fz9set
➢ Your driver’s license is not the place for a sexy selfie. The Georgia Department of Drivers’ Services took to Facebook Tuesday to remind people to keep their clothes on while taking photos for a digital driver’s license or ID. The department wrote: “Please take pictures with your clothes on when submitting them for your Digital Driver’s License and IDs”. Georgia residents are allowed to use a digital driver’s license or ID in their Apple Wallet on an iPhone or Apple Watch. The Department of Drivers’ Services finished its post by writing: “Cheers to technology and keeping things classy.” (Uh, did ‘Florida Man’ move to Georgia or something?) LINK: https://tinyurl.com/2te8n5ux

A word of warning for you in case you’re one of those people who tend to leave wet towels on the floor and sometimes “forget” to grab a new toilet paper roll: One in 5 adults has ended a relationship over their partner’s bad bathroom habits. A survey of 2,000 British couples found that 70% are currently in the midst of “bathroom war” with their significant other. Men said the biggest issue was how much hair their partner left in the shower drain without cleaning it. Women were most turned off by the mess and smells a boyfriend left behind in the toilet. (See, honey? There are waaaay worse bathroom habits than not changing the TP!)


• “Rocky Road Day”, saluting the ice cream flavor that’s made with chocolate ice cream, nuts and marshmallows. (As immortalized by ‘Weird’ Al Yankovic in his Joan Jett parody, ‘I Love Rocky Road’).
• “Leave the Office Early Day”, an incentive to many who often work more than 40 hours each week. (And, of course, today will be the one day that the boss doesn’t!)
• “Bubba Day”, honoring those formally named — or just called ‘Bubba’. (We’re betting most of ’em live in ‘Dixie’.) “Bubba” is a term of endearment formed from the word “brother”, and is sometimes used to indicate that someone is like a “little brother”. A search for famous “Bubbas” reveals that most are nicknamed, rather than named Bubba at birth, including President Bill ‘Bubba’ Clinton, Charles ‘Bubba’ Smith (“Police Academy”) and golfer Gerry ‘Bubba’ Watson Jr.
• “Yell Fudge at the Cobras in North America Day”. To keep the poisonous snakes off the continent, you’re supposed to go outdoors at noon and yell ‘fudge!’ Seems to be working.
• “Rotisserie Chicken Day”, This delicious style of chicken is cooked whole on a rotisserie or spit that turns continuously over a heat source, roasting it slowly. This sears the skin to seal in the flavor, resulting in a tender and juicy chicken. (And resulting in the dog laying around the kitchen all day, drooling).
• “I Love My Dentist Day”, a big salute today to the people who CAN handle the tooth!
• “National Gun Violence Awareness Day” (in the US), to raise awareness of gun violence and to fight for a future that is free of it. It’s a nationwide movement that also honors the lives lost due to gun violence, and those wounded by it. LINK: https://wearorange.org/
• “Donut Day”, honoring the Salvation Army ‘Lassies’ of WWI who served donuts to thousands of soldiers. It’s now used as a fund-raiser for the Sally Ann’s causes. Many donut stores offer freebies today. The official dictionary spelling of the word is “doughnut.” The Americanized spelling of “donut” caught on in the late 1900s.

• “Repeat Day” (Again??!!??), an annual opportunity to do things over again … just because you want to. It’s a good excuse to ‘double-snack’ and give a re-do to other fun activities. By the way, it’s “Repeat Day” …
• On the other hand, it’s also “National Itch Day”. Have you ever had the ‘itch’ to just do something different? Today is the day to do that. Or maybe they mean this more literally. Scratch away, my itchy friend!!
• “Chocolate Macaroon Day”, with a rich creamy chocolate filling and a light coating, they’re the perfect combination of textures. Most recipes call for egg whites (usually whipped to stiff peaks), with ground or powdered seeds, generally almonds or nuts. Alternatively, coconuts can be used.
• “National Egg Day”, a terrific source of protein and vitamin D, which makes them one of the healthiest breakfast foods. Did you know that there are more than 100 ways to cook an egg? (Have an egg-cellent Egg Day!)
• “National Family Recreation Day”, it’s all about play, fun, and laughter with those you love. Do you have avenues of recreation at home to enjoy on a daily basis? You may want to put up a small wading pool, basketball hoop, a badminton net, or a ping pong table. A family that plays together stays together.

• “Cheese Day”, celebrated on the anniversary of the creation of Roquefort cheese, made from ewes’ milk and ripened in a cave near Roquefort, France in the year 1070. It’s the perfect excuse to indulge yourself with a slice of your favorite. (If I could just get this wrapper off…)
• “Hug Your Cat Day”, a day to realize that felines need affection, even though they act like they don’t want it.
• “Old Maid’s Day”, a truly outdated observance initiated in 1948 for unmarried women over age 35. These days, 35 is sometimes when a woman begins THINKING about having kids (and when a man begins thinking about DATING “kids”).
• “Shopping Cart Day”, invented in 1937 by Oklahoma’s Sylvian Goldman (the next day, 27 of them are found abandoned behind his apartment building)
• “International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression”, a UN observance established in 1982. There are approximately 50 million uprooted refugees around-the-world who have sought safety in another country. Around half of them are children.

1948 [75] Jerry Mathers, Sioux City IA, TV actor (‘Beaver Cleaver’ on “Leave It to Beaver” 1957-63)

1955 [68] Dana Carvey, Missoula MT, comedian-movie actor (‘Garth’ in “Wayne’s World” movies)/TV actor (“Saturday Night Live” 1986-93)

1961 [62] Liam Cunningham, Dublin Ireland, TV actor (‘Davos Seaworth’ on “Game of Thrones” 2012-19)

1968 [55] Andy Cohen, St. Louis MO, TV host (“Watch What Happens Live” since 2009, CNN’s “New Year’s Eve Live” co-host since 2017)/the first openly gay late-night talk-show host

1972 [51] Wentworth Miller, Chipping Norton England, TV actor (“Prison Break” 2005-17, “The Flash” 2014-19)

1972 [51] Wayne Brady, Orlando FL, actor-TV personality-host (“Whose Line Is It Anyway?” 1998-2006, since 2013, “Let’s Make a Deal” since 2009, “Don’t Forget the Lyrics!” 2007-09)

1977 [46] Zachary Quinto, Pittsburgh PA, movie actor (‘Spock’ in “Star Trek” movies)/TV actor (“American Horror Story: Asylum” 2012-13, “Heroes” 2006-10)

1980 [43] Fabrizio Moretti, Rio de Janeiro Brazil, rock drummer (The Strokes-‘Last Nite’, ‘Juicebox’)

1988 [35] Awkwafina (Nora Lum), New York NY, rapper (‘Yellow Ranger’)/movie actress (“The Farewell”, “Crazy Rich Asians”, “Ocean’s 8”)

SATURDAY- Former Cuban president Raúl Castro is 92; Penelope Wilton (“Downton Abbey”) is 77; Suzi Quatro (‘Stumblin’ In’) is 73; US First Lady Jill Biden is 72; Dan Hill (‘Sometimes When We Touch’) is 69; Anderson Cooper (“Anderson Cooper 360”) is 56; Pro tennis player Rafael Nadal is 37

SUNDAY- Bruce Dern (“Nebraska”) is 87; Scott Wolf (“Party of Five”) is 55; Noah Wyle (“ER”) is 52; Russell Brand (“Forgetting Sarah Marshall”) is 48; Angelina Jolie (“Girl, Interrupted”) is 48; Josh McDermitt (“The Walking Dead”) is 45; TJ Miller (“Silicon Valley”) is 42; model Bar Refaeli is 38

1953 [70] The coronation of 27-year-old Queen Elizabeth II becomes one of the first international news events given live minute-by-minute TV coverage

2022 [01] A jury in the defamation case brought by Johnny Depp against ex-wife Amber Heard awards him $15 million in damages and compensation, and Heard $2 million in damages

2000 [23] Tim McGraw is named ‘Father of the Year’ by the National Fatherhood Institute

2001 [22] A cover of the 1974 Labelle hit ‘Lady Marmalade’ by Christina Aguilera, Missy Elliott, Pink, Mya and Lil’ Kim takes the song back to the top, making Lil’ Kim the first female rapper to appear on a Billboard Hot 100 #1 hit

2003 [20] The European Space Agency’s first voyage to another planet begins, as the ‘Mars Express’ probe is launched from the space center in Kazakhstan

2004 [19] Contestant Ken Jennings begins his record 74-game winning streak on “Jeopardy!”


✓ The stick is considered the world’s oldest toy.
✓ There are more Lego mini-figures than there are people on Earth.
✓ Nutmeg is a hallucinogen.
✓ Competitive art was an Olympic sport from 1912-48.
✓ Baby robins eat 14 feet (4.3m) of earthworms every day.
✓ The bigger an animal’s brain, the longer it yawns.
-Parade, Cosmopolitan

Best OF BS . . .
• You can’t even be bothered making the sandwich; you just eat the ingredients separately.
• You take a screenshot on your phone to show a friend the crack on the screen.
• May feels like it was months ago.
• You ran out of alcohol on Wednesday night.
• The coffee isn’t working so you start eating it from the jar.
• You haven’t had to delete your browser history once this week.
• You just microwaved your muffin for 37 minutes.
• You spent half of Thursday morning frantically searching for motivational quotes.
• You have used the phrase “This has never happened before” more than 3 times since Monday.
• You aren’t even sure if it’s Friday.
-Twitter, first published in BS in 2018

➠ Research shows that we regularly forget daily tasks that we fully intend to complete. (For example, taking out the trash, scratching that lottery ticket, or delivering the punch line to this joke…)
➠ A new study has found that millennials may be the least religious generation in history. (…unless you count worshipping yourself…)
➠ June is Celibacy Awareness Month. (I love being celibate. That’s 3½ more minutes I can devote to my cat…)
➠ June is Celibacy Awareness Month. (You always said you wanted to be 100% the opposite of a Kardashian…)
➠ June is Celibacy Awareness Month. (Heck, you’re already not getting laid. May as well act like it’s on purpose!)

They’re playing his song (sound up):  https://tinyurl.com/mr238cvj

No man goes before his time — unless his boss leaves early.

What is your theme song? Sing it!

Question:  In a survey, one in 4 families say there’s an argument every week over THIS chore. What is it? Answer:  Mowing the lawn

Misery might love company, but so does joy. And joy throws much better parties.


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