Tuesday, September 14, 2021 — Edition: #7066
Tomorrow’s Show Prep Today!
BS SUBSCRIBER NOTE:
The Bull Sheet will not be publishing Thursday September 16 through Friday September 17 to allow staff to enjoy a final summer vacation period. All subscribers will receive credit for the non-service days. Following the Wednesday September 15 edition, the Bull Sheet will return for Monday September 20.
BS SHOW BIZ BUZZ:
★ Ashton Kutcher is getting hygiene advice from the public, specifically the crowd at College Game Day on Saturday. The actor and father-of-2 appeared on the ESPN set at Jack Trice Stadium in Iowa as the guest prediction picker, but was drowned out by chants of “take a shower” from fans. Despite the distraction, he kept his composure throughout the broadcast. The roasting comes after he posted a funny video of himself and wife bathing their kids last month, where they admit they don’t bathe their children every day. He is also seen in the clip yelling: “You’re putting water on the children?! Are you trying to melt them?!”
★ Kate Beckinsale was rushed to a Las Vegas hospital after reportedly injuring her back. TMZ broke the news Friday, reporting that she had been staying at The Signature at MGM Grand while in town to shoot the film “Prisoner’s Daughter” when she was taken to the ER after throwing her back out. She’s since assured fans that she’s feeling better, sharing a picture of herself from her hospital bed with an IV attached to her arm.
★ The Twilight saga lives on! Author Stephanie Meyer has gone on record saying there are 2 more books in her supernatural romance series that she wants to write. Quote: “I have got them outlined and a chapter written I think of the first one, so I know it’s there.” But, she says, writing them is not something that she’s ready to do just yet. She plans to work on something “brand new” first. Last summer, she told USA Today that she intends to pen some stories from the perspective of other characters in the series.
★ Phoebe Waller-Bridge may flip the script on Indiana Jones. The English actress could be replacing Harrison Ford as the lead in the fifth “Indiana Jones” movie, which is set to hit theaters next summer. Sources say that producer Kathleen Kennedy was looking to make “big” changes — which could include replacing the lead character with a woman. Waller-Bridge had been cast opposite Ford in the film, the name of which has not yet been revealed. It’s not clear who she’ll portray in the upcoming movie, but according to a source, “The gossip on the set is that this character will slot into the leading role.”
TODAY’S SHOW BIZ SKED:
• “Jimmy Kimmel Live” (ABC/Global): Magic Johnson, Steve Lemme, Kevin Heffernan, The Marias
• “The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon” (NBC/CTV): Kendall Jenner, Antoni Porowski, a performance from “Tina – The Tina Turner Musical”
• “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” (CBS/Global): Justice Stephen Breyer, Chris Turner
• “Late Night with Seth Meyers” (NBC/CTV): Kate Hudson, Jon Bernthal, Natasha Brown, José Medeles
• “The Late Late Show with James Corden” (CBS/CTV): Cobie Smulders, Regina Hall
• “Watch What Happens Live” (Bravo): Melissa McCarthy, Chelsea Handler
• “The View” (ABC/CTV): Gabrielle Union, guest co-host Mary Katharine Ham
• “Live with Kelly and Ryan” (ABC/CTV): Ben Platt, Simone Biles, Chris Valdes
• “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” (NBC/CTV): Jennifer Aniston
• “The Kelly Clarkson Show” (Check local listings): Tracy Morgan, Julia Haart
• “The Drew Barrymore Show” (Check local listings): Molly Shannon, Michael Vartan, David Arquette, RuPaul
• “America’s Got Talent” (NBC): The top 10 acts perform one last time for their chance to win $1 million.
• “LEGO Masters” (FOX): Season 2 finale
• “Karen” (BET): A racist woman makes it her personal mission to displace the new Black family that has just moved in next door — but they won’t back down without a fight.
• “Level Playing Field” (HBO)” Series premiere. The intersection of sports, race and social policy through a look at “Midnight Basketball,” the innovative program started in Glenarden MD in 1986 to provide a haven for at-risk youths and curb rising crime rates in the area.
BS MUSIC NOTES:
• J Balvin — announced on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” that he’ll be heading on tour next year in support of his new album “Jose”. The 27-date ‘Jose’ tour kicks off in San Antonio TX on April 19.
• Lana Del Rey – In a video posted to Instagram on Saturday night, she announced that all of her social media accounts would be deactivated effective Sunday, “simply because I have so many interests, and other jobs I’m doing that require privacy and transparency.” She said that she will continue making music and poetry, “and love what I do.” Del Rey has a new album due out next month.
• Drake – His “Certified Lover Boy” has debuted atop the Billboard 200 chart with the biggest week for any album in over a year. It is Drake’s 10th #1, selling 613,000 equivalent album units the U.S. That’s the biggest week for an album since Taylor Swift’s “Folklore” moved 846,000 units in Aug. 2020.
• Rod Stewart — A judge has canceled a trial for him and his adult son Sean, and scheduled a hearing for Oct. 22 to discuss a plea deal regarding charges stemming from a New Year’s Eve altercation nearly 2 years ago. They are accused of pushing and shoving a security guard at the upscale The Breakers Hotel on Dec. 31, 2019, because he wouldn’t let them into a party.
• Queen — Brian May wants to make a new solo album. The guitarist, whose last solo LP was 1998’s “Another World”, says he’s considering recording a collection of instrumentals. Quote: “I have enough ideas. And I have lots of unfinished business.”
• Bush and Stone Temple Pilots – Their co-headlining tour, which was set to begin in Oklahoma City on Oct. 17, has been called off. According to Twitter posts from both bands, it has been canceled due to “unfortunate and unavoidable COVID-related circumstances.”
• Journey – Former frontman Steve Perry has announced his first holiday record, “The Season”, dropping Nov. 5. The first single ‘I’ll Be Home for Christmas’ is out now, and other festive standards on the 8-song album include ‘Winter Wonderland’, ‘Santa Claus Is Coming To Town’ and ‘Auld Lang Syne’. LINK: https://youtu.be/4Y9W27PBrd8
• Miranda Lambert — When the Country Music Association announced the 55th annual CMA Awards nominations, she received 3 nods, bringing her career total to 58. That puts her in tie with Brad Paisley for third place on the all-time list, behind George Strait’s 83 and Alan Jackson with 81.
• Jameson Rodgers — spent his Labor Day weekend walking down the aisle. He and his long-time girlfriend Sarah exchanged vows, and he jokes that he’s dated Sarah for 6 years, so he really doesn’t expect much to change now that they are married. His new album “Bet You’re From A Small Town” drops on Friday.
• Tanya Tucker — has canceled all of her scheduled 2021 tour dates, citing the ongoing pandemic and her recent hip surgery. She promises to return to the road in 2022.
SHOOTING THE BULL
SHADY NEW PRODUCT:
Facebook has finally launched its long-rumoured ‘smart glasses.’ Marketed as “Ray-Ban Stories” in partnership with that company, the glasses feature 2 front-facing cameras to capture photos and videos on the go. The glasses are operated by pressing a small button on the temple to capture 30 seconds of video or a photo. Users can also say “Hey Facebook” and give voice commands. When a photo or video is taken, it goes to a new app called Facebook View that can be used to share it on Facebook and Messenger, WhatsApp, and Instagram – as well as other apps like Twitter, TikTok, and Snapchat. The glasses also feature 3 microphones and Bluetooth connectivity, so users can connect to audio from their phone, make calls and send messages. As for what they look like, well, they look like Ray-Bans. Ray-Ban Stories are available now in the US, UK, Italy, Australia, and Canada for about US $300.
(But I thought my cell phone already allowed me to “capture photos and videos on the go, listen to music and take phone calls”!)
(I saw a pic of Zuckerberg wearing these. He looks about as natural wearing Ray-Bans as my mother would with a tattoo!)
(So if you see a dude walking around on the beach repeatedly saying “Hey Facebook”…)
LETTING THE CAT OUT OF THE BAG ABOUT CATS:
Cats are often thought of as being much less personable than dogs. And while they do tend to be more independent than their canine counterparts, a new study says there’s much more to a cat’s personality than we’ve been giving them credit for. Researchers at the University of Helsinki say they’ve identified 7 distinct personality and behavioral traits which cats display regularly. Using a comprehensive survey of cat owners, the team examined the behavior of over 4,300 cats across 26 different breeds. So, what are the 7 cat personality traits?
• Aggression towards humans
• Sociability towards humans
• Sociability towards cats
• Litterbox issues
• Excessive grooming
The researchers point out that cat owners should expect those personalities to differ depending on the breed they bring into their homes.
(I guess that pretty much nails it. I would have thought “puking up a hairball every time we get new carpet” would have been in there somewhere, though…)
(Hey! What about aloof? And fickle?)
(Ours is strictly the second one — “scaredy cat”)
TWIX ARE FOR WINGS:
So, Twix bars can now be eaten as a seasoning. Yes, it may be odd to hear a candy topping referred to as a “seasoning blend”, but that’s exactly what the makers of Twix candy bars are doing…and they suggest you sprinkle it on your – chicken wings! Twix Shakers Seasoning Blend is a mixture of the candy’s crunchy biscuit and the soft caramel and milk chocolate flavors, which, of course would make a perfect dusting for any sweet treat. New Jersey-based B&G Foods suggests adding the seasoning to milkshakes, ice cream and desserts, but also says you should get creative and try it on savory snacks such as popcorn and chicken wings. The candy seasoning comes in 3 flavors: chocolate, caramel and cookie, and is rolling out in stores over the coming months.
(I’ll be putting it on my Twix!)
(So, just to be clear…this isn’t keto, is it?)
(I’m pretty sure there’s a Twix steak and mashed potatoes meal in my near-future…)
WORLD’S ‘COOLEST’ CITIES:
…according to Time Out’s ranking of cities’ nightlife, restaurants and cultural highlights, as well as sense of community, environmental initiatives and commitment to activism, and general friendliness…
1. San Francisco, USA
2. Amsterdam, Netherlands
3. Manchester, UK
4. Copenhagen, Denmark
5. New York, USA
6. Montreal, Canada
7. Prague, Czech Republic
8. Tel Aviv, Israel
9. Porto, Portugal
10. Tokyo, Japan (full list: https://tinyurl.com/jrrc2fhz )
DID YOU KNOW?
While the old retail trick of pricing an item at an amount ending in 99 cents to make it seem cheaper is effective at motivating shoppers to make the purchase, a new study has found that the approach may backfire on sellers. Ohio State University researchers say the “just below” pricing strategy makes shoppers much less likely to upgrade to more expensive item options, such as a larger TV or higher-end trim on a car. In other words, while it’s true that this approach can help make a product appear less expensive, just below pricing also makes the notion of upgrading to a higher price point seem too expensive.
BS CHRONOMETER 09.14.21
TODAY’S CELEBIRTHDAYS . . .
1947  [Nigel] Sam Neill, Omagh Northern Ireland, movie actor (“Jurassic Park”, “The Piano”)/TV actor (“Crusoe” 2008-10, “The Tudors” 2007-08) COMING UP…”Thor: Love and Thunder”, 2022
1958  Terry Dubrow, Los Angeles CA, plastic surgeon/TV personality (“Botched” since 2014)
1973  Andrew Lincoln, London England, TV actor (‘Rick Grimes’ on “The Walking Dead” 2010-18)/movie actor (“Love Actually”)
1973  Nas [Nasir bin Olu Dara Jones], Brooklyn NY, rapper (‘It Was Written’)
1999  Emma Kenney, Manhattan NY, TV actress (‘Debbie’ on the American “Shameless” 2011-21, “The Conners” since 2018)
TODAY’S BS REASONS TO PARTY . . .
• “Cream-Filled Donut Day” … a holiday for cops? The most popular cream-filled donuts are chocolate cream and vanilla cream. (Why eat a regular donut when you can replace the empty space of the hole with delicious cream…or jelly…for the same price??)
• “Eat a Hoagie Day”, celebrating the super-sized sandwich also known as a sub, grinder, hero, Italian sandwich, po’ boy, wedge, zeppelin, or torpedo. What’s the best combo?
• “National Coloring Day”, not to be confused with National Coloring Book Day, which is observed in August. Today is about adding a splash of color to your life, with or without coloring books. (Crayons are just like M&Ms . . . they taste the same no matter what color they are!)
• “Live Creative Day”, take the time to invent, discover and dream. Incorporating creativity, through a variety of media from painting and graphic art to music and gardening, all have a positive impact on our lives. (The only thing I’m capable of creating is an excuse!)
• “World Hearing Voices Day”, for those who receive advice, encouragement, and even laughter from others … who aren’t really there. (Something tells me you should visit this website: https://www.intervoiceonline.org/world-hearing-voices-day#content )
• “Ants on a Log Day”, is dedicated to the tasty, healthy, and fun snack food. Ants on a log consist of a spread, such as peanut butter, placed on celery sticks, with raisins put on top.
AND REMEMBER . . .
[Wed] Google.com Day
[Wed] Greenpeace Day
[Thurs] Mayflower Day
[Thurs] Guacamole Day
THIS DAY IN SHOW BIZ . . .
2009  Patrick Swayze dies in Los Angeles at age 57 after a long battle with cancer
2017  Selena Gomez reveals that due to her battle with lupus, she has undergone a kidney transplant, donated by her friend Francia Rais
TODAY’S MUSIC EVENTS . . .
2002  No Doubt singer Gwen Stefani weds Bush frontman Gavin Rossdale in London UK (they divorce in 2016)
2013  John Legend weds model Chrissy Teigen at in Lake Como, Italy
TODAY’S FIRST . . .
1984  Dan Aykroyd & Bette Midler host the first “MTV Video Music Awards” at NYC’s Radio City Music Hall (The Cars win “Best Video” for ‘You Might Think’)
TODAY’S RECORDS . . .
1987  The ‘Largest-Ever Newspaper Edition’ is published, as the Sunday “New York Times” features 1,612 pages and weighs in at 12 lbs [5.4 kg] (We hope carriers were tipped well that week….)
2003  Brandi Carbee & Natalie Svenvold of Bellingham, Washington set a new world record with 75 continuous hours of ‘teeter-tottering’ (a.k.a. ‘see-sawing’)
BS WHACK FACTS:
✓ Approximately 25% of people sneeze when exposed to bright light.
✓ The fastest-moving muscle in the human body is the one that opens and closes the eyelid.
✓ Both optimists and pessimists brace for the worst when awaiting potential bad news.
✓ More babies are born in September than in any other month.
✓ A Georgia man named Gary Duda legally changed his first name to ‘Zippidy’.
✓ Researchers discovered that chimpanzees perceive butts the same way that humans perceive faces.
Best of BS . . .
BS MANSPEAK DICTIONARY:
What guys say [what they really mean] …
• “It’s a guy thing.” [“There is no rational thought pattern connected with it, and you have no chance at all of making it logical.”]
• “Can I help with dinner?” [“Why isn’t it already on the table?”]
• “It would take too long to explain.” [“I have no idea how it works.”]
• “Take a break, honey, you’re working too hard.” [“I can’t hear the game over the vacuum.”]
• “That’s interesting, dear.” [“Are you still talking?”]
• “I just cut myself, it’s no big deal.” [“I’ve actually severed a limb, but will bleed to death before I admit I’m hurt.”]
• “You look terrific.” [“Please don’t try on one more outfit. I’m starving.”]
• “Uh huh,” “Sure, honey,” or “Yes, dear.” [Absolutely nothing. It’s a conditioned response.]
-First published in BS 2010
TODAY’S SCOOP OF BS:
➠ The newest book of “Guinness World Records” is out. (I’m not buying a copy this year. Why waste money on something that’s basically the same as the previous version? Especially when I can use that money to get an iPhone 13…)
➠ The first weekend of the NFL season is in the books. (I have a good feeling about [my team] too . . . they didn’t have a single player who stabbed, shot or impregnated anyone during the off-season.)
➠ Rob Gronkowski’s brother says the Buccaneers tight end will retire when Tom Brady does. (So, never then.)
➠ Oliver Stone turns 75 tomorrow. (Or does he??)
➠ (***Caution***) A man has been jailed after stabbing a woman with a syringe filled with his semen in a supermarket. (On the plus side, ladies… he’s single!)
TRUTH OR BS:
• Cats have whiskers on their legs. [TRUE. They have whiskers on their front legs to help navigate in the dark.]
• There are 5 rings in the Olympic logo. [True. They are blue, yellow, black, green and red.]
• Saturn is the only planet in our solar system with rings. [BS. Jupiter, Neptune and Uranus also have rings.]
• Grapes grow on trees. [BS. They grow on vines.]
• There were 5 members of the group One Direction. [TRUE. Harry, Zayn, Niall, Liam and Louis.]
• The name of the main character in “Riverdale” is ‘Archie Anderson’. [FALSE. It’s ‘Archie Andrews’.]
• Hurricanes, tropical cyclones and richters are all types of storms. [BS. The Richter scale measures the strength of earthquakes.]
• Humans share more than 50% of our DNA with bananas. [TRUE.]
BS WEB GOODIE:
It wasn’t making it anywhere in that car anyway: https://tinyurl.com/w8whjf9c
BS RANDOM JOKE:
I can tell if someone is judgemental just by looking at them.
BS PHONE STARTER:
What movie or TV show title best describes your week so far?
BS WATER COOLER QUESTION:
Question: In a survey, 2/3 of parents said it’s much easier to do THIS with girls than boys. What is it?
Answer: Name them
BS DEEP THOUGHT:
The search for happiness is one of the chief sources of unhappiness.