July 11 2023

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Tuesday, July 11, 2023 – Edition: #7513

The BS Press!

★ Jamie Foxx’s road to recovery seems to be going well. Not only has he taken to Twitter for the first time since his hospitalization, he’s also been spotted in public. Footage shows him cheerfully cruising aboard a mega-boat on the Chicago River on Sunday. A neighboring vessel passed by, giving him a big hurrah, and he waved back. Foxx tweeted: “Boat life. Celebrating summer…Stay blessed!” LINK: https://tinyurl.com/cx6pa259
★ If you ever wanted to dress, ski, or tell the time like ‘James Bond’, now’s your chance: a selection of items including dinner suits, silk bowties, Lamborghini skis and a special edition Omega Seamaster watch are up for auction, all from the personal collection of 007 himself, Roger Moore. Moore, who died in 2017, played Bond in 7 films between 1973 and 1985. His family is selling 180 lots of Moore’s memorabilia, with part of the proceeds going to the United Nations Children’s Fund, which appointed Moore as a goodwill ambassador in 1991. Two double-breasted dinner suits, used in “Octopussy” and ‘A View to a Kill”, are expected to fetch US$25,000-40,000 each, with the same value affixed to a “50 Years of James Bond” anniversary Omega watch. The skis are set at $600-1,000, and if you want to rattle your cuffs like Sir Roger, a pair of Aspreys cufflinks are estimated at $1,000-1,500.
★ “All My Children” actor Jeffrey Carlson, known for his groundbreaking role as a trans character on the soap, has died. He was 48, and no details have been released about the cause or location. Carlson had been on the daytime TV series since 2006. He came to the show as a character named ‘Zarf’, and returned a few months later as a trans woman named ‘Zoe’.
★ Vanna White’s supposed disappointment just keeps on turning. The “Wheel of Fortune” co-host reportedly feels like producers have a “lack of respect” for her. A source says the game show bosses also think she’s “replaceable.” This news comes weeks after host Pat Sajak announced his retirement. Ryan Seacrest was quickly announced as the replacement for Sajak, which apparently led to some skepticism on White’s part. The insider alleged that she feels “disappointed” because the show’s heads “didn’t give her more of a chance to take over Pat’s job”, or that she wasn’t asked for her input on the replacement.
★ It’s official: Logan Paul and longtime girlfriend Nina Adgal are engaged. The YouTube personality and prizefighter took to Instagram on Sunday to reveal that he’d popped the question, and she said yes. In a series of photos the 2 shared via joint Instagram posts, Paul is seen on one knee extending a ring to Adgal, with Lake Como, Italy, as the stunning backdrop. With a ring emoji, the couple wrote: “Engaged to my best friend.” In the final photo, the two share a kiss while Agdal holds up her left hand to display her ring. LINK: https://tinyurl.com/3d47xa5f
★ Christopher Nolan’s atomic bomb thriller “Oppenheimer” is set to leave a lasting impression. Lead by the filmmaker’s regular collaborator Cillian Murphy, who first worked with Nolan on “The Dark Knight” trilogy, it charts theoretical physicist J. Robert Oppenheimer’s contributions to the Manhattan Project during World War II. When asked if he is pleased with the final cut of the movie, Murphy told The Guardian: “It’s an extraordinary piece of work. Very provocative and powerful.” The actor said it “feels sometimes like a biopic, sometimes like a thriller, sometimes like a horror. It’s going to knock people out.” Oppenheimer, also starring big names like Robert Downey Jr, Emily Blunt, Matt Damon and Rami Malek, opens July 21.


• “Jimmy Kimmel Live” (ABC/Global): David Letterman, Tracy Morgan (R)
• “The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon” (NBC/CTV): Adam Sandler, Greta Gerwig, Dane Cook, Babyface Ray (R)
• “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” (CBS/Global): Ryan Reynolds,  Rob McElhenney, James Taylor (R)
• “Late Night with Seth Meyers” (NBC/CTV): Common, Jonathan Lemire, Some Like It Hot (R)
• “Watch What Happens Live” (Bravo): Kylie Minogue, Adam Lambert
• “The View” (ABC/CTV): Jake Tapper
• “The Talk” (CBS): Bell Biv DeVoe (R)
• “Live with Kelly and Mark” (ABC/CTV): Kate McKinnon, Hayley Atwell, Lauren Daigle
• “The Kelly Clarkson Show” (Check local listings): Terry Bradshaw, Brandon Kyle Goodman, Mergui (R)
• “The Drew Barrymore Show” (Check local listings): Julio Torres
• “Jennifer Hudson Show” (Check local listings): Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Melissa Rauch,  Rotimi (R)
• “Celebrity Jeopardy!” (ABC): Final: Wil Wheaton, Patton Oswalt and Ike Barinholtz
• “2023 MLB All-Star Game” (FOX, SN): The 93rd edition of the MLB All-Star Game from T-Mobile Field in Seattle.
• “Caught in the Act: Unfaithful” (MTV): Season 2 premiere
• “OutDaughtered” (TLC): Season 9 premiere

• BTS — marked 10 years of their ever-growing fandom on Sunday with the launch of its first ever official book – “Beyond the Story” (available now on Amazon). That happened on Army Day 2023, the 10th anniversary of the formation of the Army.
• Drake – has announced that Nicki Minaj will be featured on his upcoming album “For All The Dogs”. In between songs at a Detroit gig, he told the crowd: “Me and Nicki Minaj did our very first song in like a really long time”. No release date yet. LINK: https://tinyurl.com/4kawvs7f
• Rick Astley – says he gets requests to use ‘Never Gonna Give You Up’ on a “weekly basis”. He told Classic Pop magazine that he “just shot a commercial in America, where they wanted to recreate the video. I was like, ‘Oh…come on’…Anyway, long story short, they offered me a lot of money.”
• Madonna – is still very tired and weak as she recovers from a serious infection, putting the July 15 start of her much-anticipated world tour in jeopardy, according to TMZ. Sources say her recovery is not going as quickly as expected, and she is spending a significant amount of time in bed.
• Ringo Starr — NASA celebrated his 83rd birthday Friday by blasting his voice “across the universe.” A pre-recorded message of Starr saying his annual “peace and love” chant was beamed toward a grouping of 5 galaxies known as Stephan’s Quintet. NASA tweeted: “Happy Birthday Ringo Starr! We’re beaming your message of #PeaceAndLove across the universe…Here’s to many more orbits to come!”
• Tim McGraw and Sam Hunt – will both perform on Good Morning America’s 2023 Summer Concert Series. McGraw will perform at New York’s Central Park on Aug. 25, the same day his new album “Standing Room Only” drops. Hunt is scheduled for Sept. 1. Other artists appearing this year include Fitz and the Tantrums, Carly Rae Jepsen, and Hozier.
• Maren Morris – debuted a brand-new song during her Wednesday stop at London’s O2 Forum Kentish Town. Before performing ‘Get the Hell Out of Here’, she explained that it was inspired by her experiences of wrestling with self-confidence and self-worth. LINK: https://tinyurl.com/49rkdd94
• Josh Turner — will release “Greatest Hits” on Sept. 8. It’ll include his 11 biggest songs, including all 5 of his #1 hits: ‘Your Man’, ‘Would You Go With Me’, ‘Why Don’t We Just Dance’, ‘All Over Me’, and ‘Hometown Girl’.


If you feel like your mental health needs a boost…don’t follow the current trend of “bed-rotting”…get up and dance! University of Exeter researchers examined reviewed 171 studies on participants from 9 different countries, all diagnosed with anxiety and/or depression. The studies looked into the effectiveness of group-based performing arts therapies when it comes to easing symptoms. Five studies investigated the impact of dance on mental health, and all found significant improvements in depression and anxiety levels. Significant benefits were also found in art therapy.
(I’ve got to point out here, though, that my dancing has been proven to have a NEGATIVE effect on my wife’s mental health…!)
(And what about someone like me, who tends to do more…ahem…“Dancing With Myself”?)

Researchers in Japan are working on a medication that would allow people to grow a new set of teeth. They expect to start trials next year on an innovative new medicine to treat people who don’t have a full set of adult teeth due to “congenital factors” – and say it could be available for public use in 2030. They hope that one day, their tooth-regrowth medicine will be “a third choice alongside dentures and implants.” If successful, it’ll be the first drug in the world that will allow patients to regrow teeth.
(So, brace yourself!)
(They already have ‘celeb spokesperson’ offers from about 200 NHL players…!)

Chalk up another thing that Chat GPT can do…possibly better than people can: Officiate a wedding. A Colorado couple were married in a historic church, using ChatGPT to oversee their wedding. Reece Wiench and Deyton Truitt planned their wedding in just 5 days, because Truitt was about to deploy for the Army — and Wiench wanted to join him after basic training. Colorado doesn’t require a licensed marriage official for weddings, so the bride’s dad came up with the idea to use the “easier and cheaper” officiant. When asked, the bot initially refused, saying: “I can’t do this, I don’t have eyes, I don’t have a body. I can’t officiate at your wedding”. But after being fed info about the couple to weave into its remarks during the ceremony, Chat GPT agreed. The couple sent out a message written by the bot to their 30 guests, explaining AI would be officiating the wedding. It said: “During the ceremony, I will eloquently express the significance of this historic moment and the limitless possibilities that arise when love and technology intersect.” Not bad. The couple didn’t know what exactly the bot would say during the ceremony, and placed a robot mask over a speaker to make it appear as if someone was talking. They did, however, write their own vows.
(Why not? It’s not like technology hasn’t been ENDING marriages for years!)
(One thing’s for sure: The bot was waaay more sober at the end of the evening than the Padre who did MY wedding was!)

These are the jobs in which people report a higher level of satisfaction, according to career experts…
1. Physical Therapist: One of the best parts of this job is getting to help others improve their health and resume their daily activities. In a survey, 4 in 5 physical therapists reported high professional satisfaction. (The 5th one had clients with stinky feet!)
2. Firefighter: While being a firefighter can be dangerous, it can also be incredibly rewarding. And literally having your life depend on your coworkers can create bonds that often last a lifetime.
3. Teacher: For them, there is nothing more wonderful than seeing children achieve and progress.  Teachers are happy in their jobs because they help develop a child’s personal, social, and emotional skills, and get to see their students grow up along the way.
4. Teaching Assistant: In spite of the fact that the pay isn’t the greatest, they report a lot of the same positives that teachers do. They love everything from the people they work with to their organizational culture and work freedom, according to one expert.
5. Quality Assurance Analyst: A what, now? These are the workers who test products and systems to make sure that they meet companies’ standards. These jobs are rated high as they get the chance to work with colleagues and bosses with independence, and contribute to the well-being of their company and its customers. (And they get to play with all the latest toys and gadgets, too!)

It’s not just people: Affairs and being apart for long periods can be relationship dealbreakers for birds, too. A new study published in the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society shows that birds with higher ‘divorce’ rates tend to migrate longer distances or be more promiscuous. Researchers compared “divorce rates” and behavior of 186 species of birds, and found that sexual conflicts and environmental stresses, not just sexual selection, contribute to the breakups. About 90% of birds are considered monogamous. (Either that, or they’re sneaky enough to convince the researchers that they are!)


• “Blueberry Muffin Day”, celebrating the only morning snack we can think of that turns your teeth blue.
• “Cheer Up the Lonely Day”, an opportunity to make a lonely person happy by spending time with them. (It’s a good day to give [***afternoon guy***] a call!)
• “Mojito Day”, an annual salute to the traditional Cuban cocktail consisting of white rum, sugar, lime juice, sparkling water, and mint. This refreshing highball is particularly popular in the summertime. (Especially if you like leaves in your drink)
• “Pet Photo Day”, a day to pose your little darlin’ and snap off a few JPEGs. (And don’t forget to further humiliate the poor critter by decking it out in a dress and funny hat. And be sure to photoshop the result and add the torso of a platypus…)
• “Amazon Prime Day”, Running today and tomorrow, it’s the annual event held by the online retailer since 2015, featuring sales and promotions exclusive to Amazon Prime subscribers. Amazon initially promoted the event as featuring “more deals than Black Friday.” (I was going to make an ‘Amazon Prime’ joke here, but, like them, I’d probably screw up the delivery…)
• “Slurpee Day”, honoring the signature frozen beverage that 7-Eleven began selling in 1967. Drop by for a free 12 oz. Slurpee, and try limited edition flavors like Sprite Lymonade Legacy, Fanta Dragon Fruit Zero Sugar, Hibiscus Lemonade and Summertime Citrus. (while supplies last — so get there early, to guarantee yourself a free brain-freeze!)
• “Cow Appreciation Day”, the idea is to wear a cow costume — or any sort of cow apparel — and head to Chick-fil-A to receive a free entrée, (kids receive a free kids meal). The day honors Chick-fil-A’s “Eat Mor Chikin” Cows, introduced in 1995 on a billboard, showing a cow sitting on the back of another cow and painting “Eat Mor Chikin.”
• “Swimming Pool Day”, although we think EVERY hot Summer day should be swimming pool day. (And that’s what friends with swimming pools are for!)
• “World Population Day”, declared by the UN as a day to focus on the problems of overpopulation. About 150 people are born each minute. World population crossed the 5-billion mark on this day in 1987. We reached the 6-billion mark in 1999 and 7-billion in 2011. Current world population? Over 8 billion. (And I still can’t get a date for my niece’s wedding…)

[Wed] Etch A Sketch Day
[Wed] Pecan Pie Day
[Thurs] French Fry Day
[Fri] Mac and Cheese Day
This Week is… Non-Binary Week
This Month is…Lasagna Awareness Month

1934 [89] Giorgio Armani, Piacenza, Italy, fashion designer/entrepreneur (music, sport, hotels)/2023 net worth: $12 billion

1953 [70] Mindy Sterling, Paterson NJ, movie actress (‘Frau’ in “Austin Powers” movies)/TV actress (“iCarly”, “The Goldbergs”)

1959 [64] Richie Sambora, Perth Amboy NJ, rock guitarist (ex-Bon Jovi-‘Livin’ on a Prayer’)/currently in RSO with Orianthi/Rock Hall of Fame with Bon Jovi, 2018/married to Heather Locklear 1994-2007

1959 [64] Suzanne Vega, Santa Monica CA, folk-rock singer-songwriter (‘Luka’, ‘Tom’s Diner’)

1963 [60] Lisa Rinna, Medford OR, TV actress (‘Billie Reed’ on “Days of Our Lives” 1992-2018)/reality TV star (“The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” 2014-22)

1965 [58] Scott Shriner, Toledo OH, rock bassist (Weezer-‘Buddy Holly’, ‘Beverly Hills’)

1970 [53] Justin Chambers, Springfield OH, TV actor (‘Dr Alex Karev’ on “Grey’s Anatomy” 2005-20/former fashion model

1974 [49] Lil’ Kim (Kimberly Jones), New York NY, rapper (w/Christina Aguilera, Mýa and Pink-‘Lady Marmalade’)/reality TV star (“Dancing With the Stars”, 2009)

1975 [48] Nadya Suleman, Fullerton CA, reality star (best known as “Octomom”, she gave birth to 8 babies on January 26, 2009)

1996 [27] Alessia Cara (Caracciolo), Mississauga, ON, pop singer-songwriter (‘Here’, ‘Scars to Your Beautiful’)

2007 [16] “Harry Potter & The Order of the Phoenix” opens in theaters (goes on to make $940 million worldwide at the box office)

2013 [10] “Orange Is the New Black” premieres on Netflix. It’s the first series to be nominated for comedy and drama Emmy awards

1969 [54] David Bowie releases the single ‘Space Oddity’, 9 days before Apollo 11 lands on the moon

2009 [14] Black Eyed Peas’ single ‘I Gotta Feeling’ begins a 14-week run at #1, ending the 12-week run of the group’s previous single, ‘Boom Boom Pow’

2012 [11] Astronomers announce the discovery of Styx, the 5th moon of Pluto (How did they know its name?)

2021 [02] Billionaire Richard Branson flies to the edge of space on his Virgin Galactic rocket plane, in a space tourism test-flight


2019 [04] The final Volkswagen Beetle models are produced in Pueblo, Mexico, ending production worldwide after 80 years (23.5 million sold)


✓ The sleepiest animal in the world is the koala, which sleeps 22 hours a day.
✓ A snail has 2 pairs of antennae: 1 for seeing, 1 for smelling.
✓ The color orange was named after the fruit, not the other way around.
✓ Dandelions are loaded with vitamins A, C, and K—not to mention calcium, iron, and potassium.
✓ Mozart wrote the melody of ‘Twinkle Twinkle Little Star’ at the age of 5.
✓ The Sesame Street characters ‘Ernie’ and ‘Bert’ were named after the police officer and the taxi driver in in the classic Christmas movie “It’s a Wonderful Life”.
-BestLife, Neatorama

Best of BS . . .

• Eat the same food for breakfast, lunch and dinner for 3 weeks.
• Wear nothing but underwear and shoes while Grandma is visiting.
• Tell strangers the truth about their appearance.
• Get an extra cookie from the sample lady because he’s cute.
• Demand an audience while pooping.
• Fit entire body in the bathtub.
• Completely fill a phone’s memory with nostril selfies in under 2 minutes.
• Convince people to assemble in the living room to watch him sing a song that he just made up.
• Look cool wearing a cape.
• Get super-excited about grocery shopping.
-Nickmom, first published in BS in 2019

➠ A survey found that nearly half of men have said “I love you” by accident. (To a woman, though. When they say it to a Budweiser, baseball mitt or their Black Lab, it’s NEVER by accident.)
➠ Dunkin’ Donuts has introduced a Caramel Chocoholic Donut topped with Chocolate Chips. (Or, as it’s known in my family, a “donut.”
➠ After 6 years of marriage, Ricky Martin and Jwan Yosef are divorcing. (They decided to call it quits because Jwan wants to have more children and Ricky wants to have more boyfriends…)
➠ Shark Week kicks off July 23rd on Discovery, and I’ll be glued to the TV. (Shark Week: The second-best time for women to have an affair — after March Madness…)
➠ Harrison Ford turns 81 tomorrow. (Instead of the Lost Ark or the Dial of Destiny, next he’ll be looking for his dang glasses!)

Can’t not smile:  https://tinyurl.com/3aw4upd6

I’m not saying I tend to overreact. I’m saying there are good times and there are bad times to hand me a chainsaw…

What did you eat so much of that now you hate it?

Question:  25% of people admit to cancelling a date over THIS. What is it?
Answer:  A pimple

Sometimes your mind says ‘No’…but your heart says ‘Go’.


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