Tuesday, April 27, 2021 — Edition: #6974
BS SHOW BIZ BUZZ:
★ LeVar Burton is having a good week — days after accepting a temporary gig on “Jeopardy!”, he starred in a new Aviation Gin ad with Ryan Reynolds. In it, Reynolds says: “Everybody’s been saying how great LeVar Burton is. So, I decided to have him step in for me as spokesperson for Aviation Gin. LeVar?” The camera then cuts to the “Roots” and “Star Trek” actor, who says: “Thanks, Ryan. The smooth, refreshing taste of Aviation American Gin, for an out-of-this-world gin and tonic,” before taking a sip. Reynolds ends the video by saying: “Now, that man is a (expletive) national treasure. He’s probably too good for us.”
★ Caitlyn Jenner has accepted Joy Behar’s apology for misgendering her multiple times during an episode of “The View,” and taken a swipe at “cancel culture” in the process. Behar found herself in hot water when she misgendered Jenner multiple times while talking about Jenner’s announcement to run for California governor. After a commercial break, Behar returned with an apology, blaming her mistake on a lack of sleep. That was good enough for Jenner, who tweeted: “Don’t sweat it, @JoyVBehar. I’m not about cancel culture. I know where your heart is. California has bigger issues than pronouns.”
★ A fourth ‘Captain America’ movie is being planned. Although Chris Evans has played Captain America in three solo movies, plus a number of ‘Avengers’ and other Marvel movies, it’s unclear if he will return for the fourth film. In 2018, Evans announced he was done playing Captain America, when he tweeted: “Officially wrapped on Avengers 4. It was an emotional day to say the least. Playing this role over the last 8 years has been an honor.”
★ Elon Musk has spoken out about his upcoming hosting appearance on “Saturday Night Live”. In a short tweet, he kept it simple amid the outrage that followed the announcement that he will host the show on May 8. Alongside a pink devil emoji, the Tesla CEO wrote: “Let’s find out just how live Saturday Night Live really is.”
TODAY’S SHOW BIZ SKED:
• “Jimmy Kimmel Live” (ABC/Global): Dave Grohl, Billy Porter
• “The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon” (NBC/CTV): Michael Che, Kate Upton, Nicki Nicole & Lunay
• “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” (CBS/Global): Sen. Amy Klobuchar, Kyle MacLachlan
• “Late Night with Seth Meyers” (NBC/CTV): Ed Helms, Michelle Buteau, Sen. Jon Tester
• “The Late Late Show with James Corden” (CBS/CTV): Zion Williamson, Years & Years
• “Conan” (TBS): Kenan Thompson (R)
• “Watch What Happens Live” (Bravo): Stephanie Hollman, D’Andra Simmons
• “The View” (ABC/CTV): Cindy McCain, Sharon Stone
• “The Talk” (CBS): Renée Elise Goldsberry, guest co-host Francia Raisa
• “Live with Kelly and Ryan” (ABC/CTV): Elisabeth Moss
• “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” (NBC/CTV): Jay Shetty, Ingrid Michaelson
• “The Kelly Clarkson Show” (CHECK LOCAL LISTINGS): Ed Helms, Emily VanCamp, TWICE
• “The Drew Barrymore Show” (CHECK LOCAL LISTINGS): Jason Derulo, Eitan Bernath, Michelle Buteau
• “Kenan” (NBC): Season 1 finale
• “Pooch Perfect” (ABC): The veteran groomers take a step back and coach their loyal assistants through a groom in hopes of immunity; the dogs’ grooms are inspired by characters from “Hercules,” “Frozen,” “The Little Mermaid” and more.
BS MUSIC NOTES:
• Iggy Azalea – tweeted a message, urging her followers to pursue their hopes and dreams in the music industry – and to not allow their insecurities to get in the way. She wrote: “Anyone who’s thinking of getting into song writing or producing etc that’s still in their teens I just wanna say: ‘Do it!’”
• Lil Nas X – has dropped his umpteenth version of ‘Montero (Call Me By Your Name)’, and this time, it’s the “but Lil Nas X makes all the sounds with his mouth” version. The video for his a cappella take on the #1 hit features a chorus of Lil Nas Xs in a Brady Bunch-style display as he, well, ‘makes all the sounds with his mouth’. LINK: https://tinyurl.com/57fvh9kv
• Harry Styles — is set to strip for a number of steamy sex scenes in the upcoming movie “My Policeman”. He’ll play a gay cop, and according to reports, he’ll shoot intimate scenes with co-star David Dawson. The film tells the story of a closeted policeman who marries a woman, despite his love for a man – due to social constraints at the time.
• Van Morrison – says he’s received a “very negative reaction” for exercising his “freedom of speech.” He’s been open about his criticism of lockdowns and released 3 protest songs last year and launched a campaign to save live music amid the pandemic, but he was dismayed that only Eric Clapton supported his plea for fellow artists to “fight the pseudoscience and speak up”.
• Alice Cooper – says he still hasn’t fully recovered from his brush with Covid-19. He and his wife Sheryl both tested positive in December, and he says although they didn’t go to hospital, “It wiped us out”. Cooper says he lost 15 pounds, and “I couldn’t sleep. I couldn’t eat.” He feels he is 95% recovered now, and urges fans to get vaccinated.
• Sex Pistols – John Lydon (Johnny Rotten) says the new Danny Boyle-directed Sex Pistols biopic “Pistol” was made without his consent, and is threatening legal action. The 6-part FX series is based on guitarist Steve Jones’ 2018 memoir “Lonely Boy: Tales from a Sex Pistol”, but Lydon called publicity shots “disrespectful” and said “It can’t go anywhere else [but court].”
• Kiss — will release the live album “Off the Soundboard: Tokyo 2001” on June 11. It is the first of a “new official live bootleg series” from the group. The audio was recorded March 13, 2001 at the Tokyo Dome. The band has also released a concert version of the 1979 hit I Was Made for Lovin’ You’ from the album. LINK: https://tinyurl.com/2a3srknr
• Kane Brown – Yes, his upcoming “Blessed and Free” tour will visit all 30 NBA arenas, but judging from video posted to his IG, he’d be just as comfortable playing the game as singing from the stage. The clip shows brown sinking 30-foot 3-point shots and making fancy layups, with the caption: “Madison square garden! Gimme a one day contract”. LINK: https://tinyurl.com/y6cw692v
• Luke Bryan — has announced the cities and dates for his 2021 “Proud to Be Right Here Tour”. He’ll hit the road beginning July 8 in Syracuse, N.Y, and play a scheduled 34 shows throughout the US by tour’s end on Oct. 16 in San Bernadino, CA. The tour includes some rescheduled dates which were postponed due to the pandemic.
• Blake Shelton – His new “Body Language” doesn’t come out until May 21, but he has shared another new song. About ‘Bible Verses’, Shelton says: “No matter where you are in your faith, there are times you feel like you just don’t measure up. ‘Bible Verses’ is an honest take on that conflict.” The album will also include his current hit ‘Minimum Wage’, and the Gwen Stefani duet ‘Happy Anywhere’. LINK: https://youtu.be/XjsFN_7_v0s
SHOOTING THE BULL
Tacos are the best food to brighten your mood if you’re having a bad day. Or at least ONE of the best foods. A poll of 2,000 Americans found that eating something salty or something sweet can be an instant mood changer when you’re down in the dumps. 66% of respondents said what they eat greatly depends on their mood. But 65% also said the reverse is true – their mood can dictate what they eat that day. A quarter of respondents opt for salty treats on a bad day, while 31% prefer something sweet. The top foods people reach for on a bad day? 46% go for chocolate, 36% look for fast-food or candy, and 35% prefer chips. By the way, 41% said chocolate is what they reach for on a good day, too. Of course!
(Let’s just cover all our bases and grab some salted caramel ice cream!)
(Does this mean we should be celebrating “Taco Monday”?)
(Should I be concerned that I can’t think of anything to eat that ISN’T salty or sweet?)
➢ There have been fewer influenza cases in the US this flu season than in any on record. Only 2,000 cases have been recorded since late September, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In recent years, the average number of cases over the same period was about 206,000. As measures to stop the spread of the coronavirus were implemented in March 2020, influenza quickly disappeared, and it still hasn’t returned. The latest flu season, which normally would have run until next month, essentially never happened. The problem? The lack of exposure to the flu could make the population more susceptible to the virus when it returns — and experts say its return is certain. (But I just read on Facebook this morning that Covie-19 IS the flu!)
➢ With the amount of handwashing people are doing these days, a study has found the residue is actually clogging up sinks with nasty disease-causing bacteria colonies. Researchers from the University of Reading say bacteria can stay alive and grow in the pipes beneath sinks. The problem may be worse than ever these days, as surveys find some people are washing 15 times a day during the pandemic. Pipes provide an ideal environment for bacteria to grow, and the researchers say that coming up with new designs to prevent this from happening is becoming increasingly important. (Easy. Wash your hands at someone ELSE’S house!)
THE FRENCH UNDERGROUND:
Fifteen people in France have emerged after living for 40 days and nights in a dark cave. With big smiles on their pale faces, the 15 left their isolation in the Lombrives cave, while wearing special glasses to protect their eyes. The volunteers, who were taking part in a scientific experiment called the Deep Time project, were deprived of clocks and light while scientists monitored their sleep patterns, social interactions and behavioral reactions via sensors. The temperature was 10 degrees Celsius (50 F) and the relative humidity stood at 100%. The cave dwellers had no contact with the outside world, no updates on the pandemic nor any communication with friends or family. They followed their biological clocks to know when to wake up, go to sleep and eat, counting days not in hours, but in sleep cycles. Oddly, most believed that only about 30 days had passed since the start of the experiment, with one estimating the elapsed time to be closer to 23 days. Two-thirds expressed a desire to remain underground a bit longer in order to finish group projects started during the expedition.
(Those would be the people who live with their mother-in-law!)
(I’d do that experiment just to meet other people who have the same complexion as me!)
(The things some people will do to get out of Spring cleaning…)
THE AGE AT WHICH YOU PEAK:
☞ Crying – 0-6 weeks
☞ Learning a second language – 7 years
☞ Brain processing power – 18
☞ Remembering names — 22
☞ Athletic accomplishment — 26
☞ Playing Chess — 31
☞ Concentration — 43
☞ Life satisfaction — 60
☞ Vocabulary — 71
DID YOU KNOW?
A study has found waking up to your favorite song can make you less groggy. Australian researchers at RMIT University say many people deal with “sleep inertia,” the feeling of lack of alertness from simply not being ready to wake up yet. They found the answer may be as simple as changing the sound of your alarm clock from beeps to music. Waking to a catchy tune is likely to make you feel more rested and ready to go. The study found “melodic” tones, regardless of musical genre, more effectively reduce sleep inertia, compared to “unmelodic” beeping alarms.
BS CHRONOMETER 04.27.21
TODAY’S CELEBIRTHDAYS . . .
1948  Si Robertson, Vivian LA, TV reality show star, preacher, Viet Nam War veteran (‘Uncle Si’ on “Duck Dynasty” 2012-17)
1951  (Paul) ‘Ace’ Frehley, The Bronx NY, rock guitarist-singer (‘New York Groover’, KISS – ‘Rock and Roll All Nite’)
1959  Sheena Easton, Bellshill Scotland, pop singer (‘For Your Eyes Only’, ‘9 to 5 [Morning Train]’)
1978  Jim James (James Edward Olliges Jr), Louisville KY, rock singer-guitarist (My Morning Jacket-‘Holdin On to Black Metal’)
1984  Patrick Stump, Glenview IL, pop-rock singer-guitarist (Fall Out Boy-‘This Ain’t a Scene, It’s an Arms Race’)
1986  Jenna Coleman, Blackpool England, TV actress (“Dr. Who” 2012-17)
1988  Lizzo (Melissa Jefferson), Detroit MI, rapper (‘Juice’, ‘Truth Hurts’)
TODAY’S BS REASONS TO PARTY . . .
• “Prime Rib Day”, a food holiday honoring what may be the best cut of beef you can get. Only one way to celebrate … with a big, thick, juicy cut of prime rib, cooked perfectly to your liking. Don’t forget the au jus and the fully-loaded baked potato! (And never, EVER order one well-done!)
• “Tell a Story Day”, If you don’t have children to tell a story to, a friend will probably loan you theirs for a couple of hours. Gladly.
• “Babe Ruth Day”, This date in 1947, “The Bambino” returned to “The House that Ruth Built” to be honored after a legendary baseball career. (AKA: ‘The Sultan of Swat’, ‘The Behemoth of Bust’, ‘The Caliph of Clout’, ‘The Big Bam’, ‘The Babe’.)
• “Morse Code Day”, in case you want to embrace a technology that has pretty much disappeared. Dash-dot-dot-dot … dot-dot-dash …
• “Freedom Day”, a South African public holiday celebrating the country’s first post-apartheid elections, held on this day in 1994. The African National Congress won a sweeping victory, which ushered in Nelson Mandela as the country’s first black President.
• “Little Pampered Dog Day”, to celebrate owners who truly care for and love their dogs. It’s also to bring attention to the fact that not all dogs are so lucky.
• “Marine Mammal Rescue Day”, Spring is the height of animal rescue season due to illness and malnutrition. The day also serves as a reminder that he actions (and inaction) of humans have polluted, warmed and toxified the ocean, thus altering the patterns where fish and marine mammals swim.
AND REMEMBER . . .
[Wed] Superhero Day
[Wed] Blueberry Pie Day
[Thurs] Shrimp Scampi Day
[Thurs] Viral Video Day
THIS DAY IN SHOW BIZ . . .
2014  George Clooney and Brit attorney Amal Alamuddin, announce their engagement
2014  “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver” premieres on HBO
TODAY’S MUSIC EVENTS . . .
2006  62-year-old Keith Richards falls from a tree while vacationing in Fiji, landing on his head and causing a hemorrhage that requires doctors to drain his skull (he eventually makes a full recovery … we think)
2018  ABBA announce they have recorded new songs for the first time since 1982 (we’re still waiting…)
TODAY’S FIRSTS . . .
2005  The ‘super jumbo’ Airbus A380 aircraft makes its debut flight from Toulouse, France
2006  Construction begins on NYC’s Freedom Tower (now named One World Trade Center)
TODAY’S RECORD . . .
1986  Andoni Dominguez of Vizcaya, Spain sets a world record by eating 2.4 lbs of snails (a little over a kilo) in 65 seconds (When asked how he felt afterward, he replied: “Sluggish.”)
BS WHACK FACTS:
✓ According to studies, men change their minds 2 to 3 times more often than women.
✓ Jerry Seinfeld and Larry David came up with the idea for “Seinfeld” while talking about different products at a grocery store.
✓ When pitched, the average Major League baseball rotates 15 times before being hit.
✓ There is more money loaded on Starbucks cards and the Starbucks mobile app than some banks have in deposits.
✓ From a complete stop, a human is capable of outrunning a Formula One Race car for about 30 feet.
✓ Only one person in recorded history has been hit by a meteorite.
Best of BS . . .
BS SIGNS YOU’RE SUFFERING FROM ROAD RAGE:
• State Farm refuses to insure your vehicle … because of the gun turrets.
• That throbbing vein in your forehead is big enough to honk the horn on its own.
• You keep a 7-iron in the backseat … just in case.
• You’ve developed Carpal Tunnel Syndrome in your middle finger.
• You’ve mounted your windshield wipers on the inside to clear the spittle.
• You swear more before you get to work than most rappers do all day.
-First published in BS in 2013
TODAY’S SCOOP OF BS:
➠ Not counting royalties or side businesses, the main cast of “Keeping Up With the Kardashians” each make about $30 million per year. (So yeah, keep telling your children that college is the answer!)
➠ A report says that approximately 75% of those who made New Year’s Resolutions have already broken them. (Not me! Then again, mine was to cancel the gym membership, order pizza, play video games and watch the football playoffs, so…)
➠ A Turtle crashed through a car’s windshield, striking a 71-year-old in head — both are OK. (A turtle and an old man couldn’t be more different. One takes forever to go from one place to another and snaps if you walk across the lawn . . . And the other is an old man…)
➠ Marvel has revealed the first gay superhero will appear in an upcoming comic series. (He’ll fight crime 24/7, except during parades…)
➠ Deep-fried Oreos wrapped in bacon is now a thing. (Soon to NOT be a thing? Functioning arteries.)
BS WEB GOODIE:
Uber for birds: https://tinyurl.com/b5w5ehyz
BS PHONE STARTER:
What pranks do you pull on the job that the general public would never be aware of?
BS RANDOM JOKE:
Hey, if anyone knows how to fix some broken hinges, my door’s always open.
BS WATER COOLER QUESTION:
Question: Almost 20% of women say have kept THIS a secret from their partner. What is it?
Answer: A fender bender
BS DEEP THOUGHT:
If you don’t like the road you’re walking, start paving another one.
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