June 1 2023

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Thursday, June 1, 2023 — Edition: #7486

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★ Ryan Gosling is firing back at criticism suggesting he’s too old to play ‘Ken’ in the upcoming “Barbie” movie. He spoke to GQ about the eagerly anticipated flick, in which he stars alongside Margot Robbie’s ‘Barbie’. Asked about the criticism lobbed his way after a trailer was released, an amused Gosling replied: “Like you ever thought about Ken before this? Gosling went on: “But suddenly, it’s like, ‘No, we’ve cared about Ken this whole time.’ No, you didn’t…If you ever really cared about Ken, you would know that nobody cared about Ken. So your hypocrisy is exposed. This is why his story must be told.” Laughing, he said: “I care about this dude now. I’m like his representative.”
★ Alec Baldwin has undergone hip replacement surgery after suffering with “intense chronic pain,” his wife shared on social media. Hilaria Baldwin shared an Instagram post revealing the 65-year-old “got a new hip today…it was a long time necessary.” She wrote that the pair “have been through so much together” and she hopes he can “leave this very intense chronic pain chapter behind and improve your quality of life.” She also thanked doctors and hospital staff for “bringing him safely through this.” Alec commented on the post: “And you. Thanks to you..” LINK: https://tinyurl.com/3295vncu
★ Despite the controversy swirling around “The Flash” star Ezra Miller, director Andy Muschietti says he’d bring the troubled actor back if Warner moves forward with a sequel to the DC superhero flick. On a podcast, Muschietti said: “I don’t think there’s anyone that can play that character as well as they did. The other depictions of the character are great, but this particular vision of the character, they just excelled in doing it…it feels like a character that was made for them.” Miller, who uses they/them pronouns, has been arrested multiple times.
★ HBO has released the final trailer for “The Idol”, the brand-new dark drama series starring Abel “The Weeknd” Tesfaye and Lily-Rose Depp. The show’s official logline reads: “After a nervous breakdown derailed Jocelyn’s (Depp) last tour, she’s determined to claim her…status as the greatest…pop star in America. Her passions are reignited by Tedros (Tesfaye), a nightclub impresario with a sordid past.” The Idol also stars Dan Levy, Eli Roth, Joy Randolph, Hank Azaria and others, and debuts June 5. LINK: https://tinyurl.com/2nea87ur
★ According to an explosive upcoming book, the behind-the-scenes environment on the TV show “Lost” was just as dramatic, toxic and cutthroat as the series itself. Ahead of the release of “Burn It Down” by Maureen Ryan, Vanity Fair shared an excerpt highlighting racist comments and behavior as well as the “abusive” environment of writers, cast and crew, as recounted by those who worked on the show. The author says that while conducting interviews, she kept a word cloud for descriptions of the work environment. The words “cruel, brutal, destructive, racist, sexist, bullying, angry, abusive and hostile” all appeared.
-The Wrap
★ “Succession” fans have created their own memorabilia, now that the series has come to an end — flocking to Walmart to buy the same T-shirt Kieran Culkin wore in the finale. In Sunday’s final episode, Culkin’s character ‘Roman Roy’ rocked a baby blue tee with stripes on the sleeve — a complete switch-up from his usual look, and after it went viral, fans quickly found the same $13 shirt in the kid’s section at Walmart, and began scooping them up. At last check, they were pretty much sold out.


• “Jimmy Kimmel Live” (ABC/Global): Magic Johnson, Fortune Feimster, Wet Leg (R)
• “The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon” (NBC/CTV): Pedro Pascal, Kathryn Newton, Armani White (R)
• “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” (CBS/Global): Kieran Culkin, Run the Jewels (R)
• “Late Night with Seth Meyers” (NBC/CTV): Keri Russell, Graham Norton (R)
• “The View” (ABC/CTV): Rep. Zooey Zephyr, Nick Mohammed
• “The Talk” (CBS): Justin Hartley, Ryan Bader, guest co-host Lisa Hughes (R)
• “Live with Kelly and Mark” (ABC/CTV): Brooke Shields, Jimmy Chin, Shannon Doherty
• “The Kelly Clarkson Show” (Check local listings): Corey Ward, Seal, Niall Horan, Shania Twain, Ava Max, Grace Gaustad
• “The Drew Barrymore Show” (Check local listings): Constance Wu (R)
• “Jennifer Hudson Show” (Check local listings): Chandra Wilson (R)
• “2023 NBA Finals” (ABC): Game #1: Miami Heat @ Denver Nuggets
• “The Blacklist” (NBC): To prove their worth to Congressman Hudson, Red provides the task force with 3 criminal cases that are deeper than they appear; Ressler helps a friend make amends.
• “All Star Shore” (MTV): Series premiere. 14 reality stars move into the ultimate Shore house to compete in the first-ever party competition show, but when a rumor threatens to kill their vibe, they set out to find the person responsible.

• Kendrick Lamar – He and Baby Keem have released the new collab ‘The Hillbillies’. Tyler, the Creator makes a cameo in the video. The song samples Bon Iver’s ‘PDLIF’. Cousins Lamar and Keem have worked together several times before, including on ‘N95’ and ‘Die Hard’.
• Kesha – has announced her “Gag Order Tour” with special guest Jake Wesley Rogers. She wrote: “Who’s turning up?” while sharing a list of 19 US tour dates beginning Oct. 15 in Dallas (and one show in Toronto Nov. 6). Tickets go on sale tomorrow. LINK: https://tinyurl.com/2p8kf48b
• Royal Blood – went viral when, during an appearance at BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend festival, singer Mike Kerr mocked the tepid response of the audience (and its lack of love for rock music), then flipped off the crowd as he walked offstage. (In fairness, they were slotted in between pop stars Lewis Capaldi and Niall Horan on the bill.) LINK:  https://tinyurl.com/bdf3jbeb
• Foo Fighters – have shared the new ‘The Teacher’ song and video, a 10-minute epic, which is being called the “emotional centerpiece” of their new “But Here We Are” album, dropping tomorrow. The tune is dedicated to the band’s late drummer Taylor Hawkins, and Dave Grohl’s mother, Virginia. LINK: https://tinyurl.com/yckmj3vv
• Triumph – An upcoming tribute album to the Canadian hard-rock legends will feature Heart’s Nancy Wilson, ex-Skid Row singer Sebastian Bach, Starship’s Mickey Thomas and Anthrax’s Joey Belladonna. It’s expected late this year. The group is also planning a “mixed reality tour” and a part 2 to its “Rock and Roll Machine” documentary.
• Morgan Wallen – His “One Thing at a Time” LP has now spent longer at #1 than any country album in the past 30 years. It is atop the Billboard 200 albums chart for a 12th week in a row. Billy Ray Cyrus’ “Some Gave All” notched 17 weeks at #1 in 1992.
•  Lainey Wilson – has dropped ‘Watermelon Moonshine’, the latest single from her album “Bell Bottom Country.” She wrote: “This song embodies what country music means to me, creating a timeless story that will resonate with people for generations to come.” Wow. It follows her 4th #1 country radio single, ‘Heart Like A Truck’. LINK: https://tinyurl.com/35e3mx49
• Old Dominion – will release the new “Memory Lane” EP on June 23. It follows their “Memory Lane (Sampler)”, which arrived in January, and will include the title song, plus ‘I Should Have Married You’ and 3 new songs: ‘Some Horses’, ‘Love Drunk and Happy’ and ‘How Good Is That’.


➢ Should you really “lather, rinse and repeat”, like the shampoo bottle tells you? Overall, experts seem to agree that a single wash will clean most peoples’ hair and scalps properly — but there are times when multiple shampoos might be beneficial. One says that you’ll be OK lathering up once if you’re using a decent-quality shampoo, but “If you’re washing your hair less frequently or using multiple styling products, you may need to think about double washing, because the first wash loosens the dirt and the second removes it.” And keep in mind that overwashing your hair can strip it of beneficial oils, strip its color and lead to dryness, split ends and flakiness. (I can tell you this: If you DON’T wash it twice, your shampoo lasts twice as long!)
➢ A new report says that Administering CPR — or cardiopulmonary resuscitation — to a cardiac arrest sufferer could cause more harm than good. One physician and bioethicist told NPR that “The bad experiences far outnumber the good ones” when it comes to delivering CPR. Not only is this revival method not as successful as portrayed on countless medical dramas — but it can leave patients with lasting physical and cognitive impairments, including fractured or cracked ribs, pulmonary hemorrhage, liver lacerations and broken sternums — and even brain damage. (And that’s when it’s done RIGHT!)
➢ Travelers on New Zealand’s national airline departing on international flights from Auckland will be required to step on a scale prior to departure, starting July 2nd. The program, which Air New Zealand calls a “passenger weight survey”, is a method of gathering data on the weight load and distribution for planes. Because weight is a personal thing, the plan is to make the data anonymous. Travelers will be asked to stand on a digital scale when they check in, and the info about their weight will be submitted to the survey without being viewable on the agent’s screen. (But they can still see you pretty much naked on the full-body scanner, so they’ll still have a pretty good idea of what you weigh!)
-HuffPost, NYPost, CNN

So, today is “World Milk Day”, and as it turns out, that cold, refreshing drink of cookie-chasing goodness is one of the most divisive issues in households. Yes, many families manage to bury the hatchet when it comes to way the toilet paper roll goes, and whose turn it is to wash the dishes, but milk is the hill that many couples choose to die on, so to speak. A survey sponsored by oat drink specialist Oatly found that just one quarter (25%) of Brits are open to changing the type of milk they drink for their partner. And perhaps even more surprisingly, married couples were 10% LESS likely to compromise on this than unmarried couples. Other survey results:
• In comparison, 40% of respondents were happy to compromise on the amount of spice added to a meal, and…
• 37% didn’t mind the thought of changing their toilet paper brand if it made their partner happy, showing loud and clear that the choice of which type of milk to have on hand is even more important than the omnipresent household TP battle.
• By the way, 37% have tried to give up dairy in the last 3 years, and 70% of them failed.
(Maybe they’d “rather quit than switch”…?)
(I don’t really care what type of milk it is, as long as it’s not chunky!)
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According to experts at 10 sports and golf-oriented websites, here are the top men’s golfers…
1. Jack Nicklaus: Nicknamed the Golden Bear, he notched 73 victories in his career, including 18 major golf championships.
2. Tiger Woods: He helped transform professional golf into a household event and sparked a new generation of enthusiasts. Many experts would put him at #1. (Admit it, you expected him to land at #1 as well…)
3. Ben Hogan: He won 13 tournaments in 1946 alone, including the first of his 9 majors. From 1946-48, he won 30 tournaments and was named the PGA Player of the Year in 1948, taking both the US Open and PGA Championship.
4. Walter Hagen: Not only one of the greatest golfers of the 20th Century, he was the first American to win the British Open (1922). And he’s one of just 3 golfers to have more than 10 Major wins. The others? Tiger Woods and Jack Nicklaus.
5. Sam Snead: Slammin’ Sammy won more tournaments than any other player (82), and anywhere from 135-165 victories worldwide, depending on who you ask, according to one expert.

…And here are the top women:
1. Annika Sorenstam:  72 LPGA wins and 17 Ladies European Tour wins.
2. Mickey Wright:  Topped the LPGA money list for 4 seasons (1961-64) and made the top-10 13 times between 1956-69.
3. Kathy Whitworth:  88 LPGA Tour victories, 6 Major titles.
4. Patty Berg: Considered a founding golfer of the LPGA and holds the all-time mark of 15 Major wins.
5. Babe Didrikson Zaharias: 41 Tour wins and 10 Majors, and was one of the founding members of the LPGA.

Cash levels at the US Treasury are tumbling toward a dangerously low level as observers eagerly wait for Washington to raise the debt ceiling. As of May 25, the Treasury had just $38.8 billion in cash. That’s down from more than $200 billion earlier in the month, and nearing the bare minimum of $30 billion. To put it in perspective, there are 31 billionaires who are now worth more than the federal government’s $38.8 billion in cash, according to Bloomberg. Those include fashion mogul Bernard Arnault, who has a net worth estimated at $193 billion. Tesla billionaire Elon Musk is worth $185 billion, and Amazon founder Jeff Bezos has a net worth of $144 billion.


• “Dare Day”, a day to do something that you have been wanting to do but couldn’t get up the courage to try. (Once I dared a woman to ask me ‘out’. But she asked me to ‘leave’!)
• “New Year’s Resolution Recommitment Day”, By 5 months into the year, stats show most resolutions have fallen by the wayside. Today, reflect on how true you’ve been to yours, and plan ahead for the rest of the year. (Did you have to remind me?)
• “Flip a Coin Day”, a day of easy decision making. Just flip and follow the results. (Or ask Siri to do it for you…)
• “Global Day of Parents”, a UN observance since 2012 to honor all parents and appreciate their selfless commitment to their children.
• “International Children’s Day”, first proclaimed in 1925 by the World Conference for the Well-Being of Children in Geneva, Switzerland, to draw attention to any and all children’s issues. (If it’s both Parents Day and Children’s Day, we just might have a problem…)
• “Go Barefoot Day”, to enjoy the comforts and pleasant sensations of shedding footwear. Why? Because it feels great! The members of the ‘Society for Barefoot Living’ believe you should go barefoot all the time. (My family believes I should not…)
• “Heimlich Maneuver Day”, honoring the ‘abdominal thrust’ method of stopping choking, first described by Dr Henry Heimlich in a 1974 article in the journal “Emergency Medicine”. BS FACTOID: In 2016, 96-year-old Heimlich used the technique himself for the first time when a resident at his retirement home in Cincinnati was choking. Heimlich died in December, 2016. (Of a heart attack, in case you were wondering.)
• “Say Something Nice Day”, a day to thank someone, encourage someone, compliment everyone. Remember, if you can’t say something nice … mum’s the word!
• “Oscar the Grouch Day”, celebrating Oscar the Grouch’s birthday, the day on which he is the grouchiest. Episode 3,866 of “Sesame Street” revealed that Oscar’s birthday is on June 1st.
• “World Milk Day”, established by the UN to recognize the importance of milk as a global food, and to bring attention to activities connected with the dairy sector. (And they’ll milk it for all it’s worth…) LINK: https://worldmilkday.org/

[Fri] Leave the Office Early Day
[Fri] Bubba Day
[Sat] Egg Day
[Sun] Hug Your Cat Day
This Week is…Step-Parents’ Week
This Month is…Adopt-A-Cat Month

1937 [86] Morgan Freeman, Memphis TN, movie actor (“The Shawshank Redemption” “Dark Knight Trilogy”, Oscar-“Million Dollar Baby”)/COMING UP… “Gunner”

1947 [76] Ronnie Wood, Hillingdon England, classic rock guitarist (Rolling Stones since 1975-‘Start Me Up’, The Faces 1970-73, Jeff Beck Group 1968-70)/Rock & Roll Hall of Fame: w/Stones-1989, w/Faces-2012

1953 [70] Ronnie Dunn, Coleman TX, country singer (Brooks & Dunn-‘Boot Scootin’ Boogie’)

1956 [67] Lisa Hartman Black, Houston TX, TV actress (“Tabitha” 1977-78, “Knots Landing” 1982-86), country singer (w/Clint Black-‘When I Said I Do’)/married to Clint Black since 1991

1973 [50] Heidi Klum, Bergisch-Gladbach Germany, fashion model/TV personality (“America’s Got Talent” since 2013, “Project Runway” 2004-17)

1974 [49] Alanis Morissette, Ottawa ON, pop-rock singer (‘You Oughta Know’, ‘Ironic’)/her 1995 “Jagged Little Pill” album has sold over 33 million worldwide

1981 [42] Brandi Carlile, Ravensdale WA, alt-country singer-songwriter (‘The Joke’, ‘The Story’, w/The Highwomen-‘Redesigning Women’)

1981 [42] Amy Schumer, New York NY, comedian-movie actress (“Trainwreck, “Snatched”)/TV actress (“Life & Beth” since 2022)/2022 Oscars co-host

1996 [27] Tom Holland, Kingston England, movie actor (“Spider-Man” movies, “Avengers” movies)/stage actor (“Billy Elliot the Musical”) COMING UP…”The Crowded Room” TV series

2000 [23] Willow Shields, Albuquerque NM, movie actress (‘Primrose Everdeen’ in “The Hunger Games” movies)

2008 [15] A fire at the backlot of Universal Studios Hollywood destroys several iconic movie artifacts, including the clock tower from “Back to the Future”, and the “King Kong” exhibit on the studio tour

2009 [14] Conan O’Brien debuts as host of NBC’s “Tonight Show” (he steps down after 7 months due to a dispute with the network … and a $33-million payoff)

2005 [18] White Stripes singer Jack White marries British model Karen Elson, in a canoe on the Amazon River in Brazil (they divorce in 2013)

2017 [06] Thanks to the song by Eminem, the word “stan” is added to the Oxford American Dictionary, defined as “an overzealous or obsessive fan of a particular celebrity”

1980 [43] CNN, the Cable News Network, is launched from Atlanta GA, with an introduction by co-founder Ted Turner

2002 [21] 16 skydivers set a record by jumping simultaneously from a hot-air balloon 10,000 ft (3,048 m) over Peterborough, England and, in a publicity stunt, land safely on 6,000 rolls of toilet paper

2009 [14] General Motors files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, in the 4th-largest bankruptcy in US history


✓ Cats make about 100 different sounds. Dogs make about 10.
✓ Frozen vegetables can have more nutritional value than week-old “fresh” veggies.
✓ Before it was named ‘penicillin’, it was called “mold juice”.
✓ Abraham Lincoln was a licensed bartender.
✓ Pilots jokingly refer to a midair collision as an “aluminum shower”.
✓ Astronauts cannot burp in zero gravity, but they can pass gas.
-FactRetriever, ReadersDigest

Best of BS . . .
• When everyone in the elevator starts to wince you announce, “It was me!”
• When you’re late for work and the boss asks “Heavy traffic?”, you answer: “No, I hate you, I hate this job and I wait until the last possible minute to leave the house each morning.”
• When someone asks why you’re selling a particular item at your garage sale, you say “Because it’s a piece of crap that I don’t want anymore but rather than junk it I thought some idiot might give me money for it.”
• When a potential buyer asks why you’re selling your car you say “Because it’s a piece of crap that I don’t want anymore but rather than junk it I thought some moron might give me money for it.”
• Every time your wife asks you if you think she needs to lose some weight, you end up sleeping on the couch.
-First published in BS in 2004


• Putting on last year’s swimsuit requires Vaseline and a shoe-horn.
• You’re still trying to untangle the Christmas lights from the weed whacker.
• You used all your bikini wax to polish your skis during the winter.
• Your belly has more rolls than Sara Lee.
• Still hungover from Spring Break.
• Your nickname down at the fitness club … “Chicken Legs”.
-First published in BS in 2015

Just not cut out for that line of work: https://tinyurl.com/4jx4s482

I hate when someone rings my doorbell, because then I have to drop whatever I’m doing to be quiet and pretend I’m not home…

What topic could you easily spend hours talking about?

Question:  In a survey asking what perks people would like from their ideal job, the top 3 responses were health insurance, life insurance, and THIS. What is it?
Answer:  A gym membership

Words can inspire, thoughts can provoke, but only action truly brings you closer to your dreams.


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