Wednesday, July 21, 2021 – Edition: #7033
Sheeters Always Prosper!
BS SHOW BIZ BUZZ:
★ Kevin Smith’s “Clerks III” is set to begin production. The second sequel to Smith’s indie comedy classic will begin filming next month. Lionsgate has purchased worldwide rights to “Clerks III,” and the film that Smith wrote and will direct is in pre-production now in New Jersey. The synopsis for the film is that, following a massive heart attack, ‘Randal’ enlists fellow clerks ‘Dante’, ‘Elias’, ‘Jay’ and ‘Silent Bob’ to make a movie immortalizing his life at the convenience store that started it all.
★ Meghan Markle reportedly teamed up with David Furnish to begin working on a new series for Netflix back in 2018. Elton John’s husband took to Instagram to share details about the upcoming show. He wrote that “Pearl” will center on a “12-year-old heroine who finds inspiration in influential women from history”. Furnish wrote: “Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex and I are deeply passionate about bringing the inspirational and positive stories of extraordinary women from around the world to a global audience of all ages.” Meghan and Prince Harry’s debut Netflix show will be a docuseries about the Invictus Games.
★ Colin Farrell has confirmed that he only has a handful of scenes in “The Batman”. He stars in the new superhero flick as ‘The Penguin’ but says that he only appears in “5 or 6 scenes”. Quote: “I can’t wait to see the film because it won’t be ruined by my presence . . . I’ll get a little bit uncomfortable for the…9 minutes I have, and then the rest of it, I cannot wait to see how (director Matt Reeves) brought this world to life.” The movie, featuring Robert Pattinson as The Caped Crusader, is set for release March 4.
★ The mystery of a missing dress that Judy Garland wore in “The Wizard of Oz” has finally been solved. The iconic blue and white dress disappeared a year after it was gifted to the Catholic University of America in 1972. Matt Ripa, a lecturer at the university, recently discovered the frock inside a trash bag. He says he had searched the institution’s archives and storage closets to no avail, and assumed that the story of the dress being at the university was “a tall tale”. But he was curious what was inside the garbage bag, and “inside was a shoebox and inside the shoe box was the dress. It will now be properly preserved in the university’s special collections.
TODAY’S SHOW BIZ SKED:
• “Jimmy Kimmel Live” (ABC/Global): Margot Robbie, John Cena, James Gunn, Kem, guest host Anthony Anderson
• “The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon” (NBC/CTV): Emilia Clarke, Mark Ronson, Brandi Carlile
• “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” (CBS/Global): Emily Blunt, Bob Costas
• “The Late Late Show with James Corden” (CBS/CTV): Dominic Cooper, Static and Ben El x Black Eyed Peas (R)
• “Watch What Happens Live” (Bravo): Liz Gillies, Sutton Stracke
• “The View” (ABC/CTV): Andrea Mackris, Stacy London
• “The Talk” (CBS): Guest co-hosts Bill Bellamy & Justin Baldoni
• “Live with Kelly and Ryan” (ABC/CTV): Emilia Clark, Mikie Russo, Alessia Cara
• “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” (NBC/CTV): Kate Mara (R)
• “The Kelly Clarkson Show” (Check local listings): Matthew McConaughey, Arsenio Hall, Naomi Judd, Soledad O’Brien, Danielle Kartes (R)
• “The Drew Barrymore Show” (Check local listings): Drew Carey, David Boreanaz, Deborah Norville (R)
• “Olympic Dreams Featuring Jonas Brothers” (NBC): They team up with athletes to train and compete in light-hearted challenges inspired by the events in the Tokyo Summer Olympics.
• “Fasten Your Seatbelt” (A&E): Series premiere. In the Atlanta airport terminal, an intoxicated traveler goes off the rails and then straight off a balcony; a ticket holder gets furious at a gate agent when her vacation gets disrupted; a captain leaves the cockpit to take down a passenger.
• “Crime Scene Kitchen” (FOX): Season 1 finale.
BS MUSIC NOTES:
• Halsey — is a mom! She gave birth to her first child with partner Alev Aydin, on July 14. She shared the happy news Monday, including 2 pics of the little one, named Ender Ridley Aydin. She captioned the first family photo: “Gratitude…Powered by love.”
• Lady Gaga – She and Tony Bennett will reunite for 2 concerts at Radio City Music Hall in New York City. “One Last Time: An Evening With Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga” on August 3rd (his 95th birthday) and 5th will precede a new collaborative album, dropping later this year.
• The Rolling Stones – Ron Wood has revealed the group is prepping a 40th anniversary box set for their album “Tattoo You”. Wood says he and Mick Jagger have completed 9 songs for the deluxe re-release.
• Journey – has announced a special symphony performance in Vegas. They group will return to The Colosseum at Caesars Palace for the one-night-only show on Dec. 18. Tickets go on sale Friday.
• AC/DC – has launched a line of “kidswear” aimed at their fans’ “little rockers”. The band’s webstore has been updated to include a series of onesies, sweatshirts and pants, shorts and other children’s clothing emblazoned with slogans such as “Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap” and “Back in Black, I Hit the Sack”. LINK: https://tinyurl.com/ak7tz5fz
• Iron Maiden – will release their 17th studio album “Senjutsu” on September 3. The band released an animated video for the first single ‘The Writing On The Wall’ last week.
• Mickey Guyton – She and Trisha Yearwood are among those set to play Aug. 24 at the Academy of Country Music’s Party for a Cause in Nashville, as it returns after being cancelled last year. Also performing: Lee Brice, Brett Eldredge, Sam Hunt, Old Dominion and Tenille Townes. The show benefits ACM Lifting Lives, the charitable arm of the Academy of Country Music.
• Luke Bryan – His Saturday night show in Bristow VA was a special occasion: His 45th birthday. At one point, Bryan’s family, friends and opening acts Caylee Hammack and Dylan Scott interrupted the music for a surprise onstage celebration, with gifts for the birthday boy and a rendition of ‘Happy Birthday’.
• Walker Hayes – His viral hit ‘Fancy Like’ has hit the top of Billboard’s airplay, sales and streaming-based Hot Country Songs chart. Buzz for the song surged thanks largely to TikTok, where Hayes’ throng of followers has grown to 1 million. He has posted multiple clips dancing to the song with his 6 children.
SHOOTING THE BULL
How about a “pregnant man” emoji? That’s one of a group of new, more inclusive emojis that may be coming with a future software update. Emoji reference site Emojimedia has released images of some of the finalists on the radar of the Unicode Consortium, which is responsible for new releases. The Unicode 14.0 version finalist list includes a gender-inclusive alternative to the existing emojis for princess and prince, the ability to choose from 15 different handshake skin tone combinations, and a pregnant man and pregnant person, recognizing how pregnancy is possible among some transgender men and non-binary people. Other emoji candidates include a melting face, saluting face, a face holding back tears, a disco ball and a low battery symbol. The list is subject to change before September, when the consortium will formally approve which emojis will hit operating systems, apps and devices.
(Well, I can’t begin to count the number of times that I’ve desperately needed a melting face emoji to adequately express an idea through text. Not to mention a pregnant man!)
(What emoji do YOU think we need?)
SOMETHING TO TACO ‘BOUT:
Remember that awesome job I told you about yesterday? The company that’s looking for a ‘Chief Puppy Officer’ to look after staff members’ dogs while they work? Yeah, for get about that. HERE’S the job that we’ve been training for all our lives: McCormick & Company is hiring a “Director of Taco Relations.” The food company says the position runs September through December each year…and pays $25,000 a MONTH, for a total of $100,000. The Director of Taco Relations will also receive a supply of McCormick taco seasoning and other products. And that’s not all. It’s a PART-TIME position, requiring just 20 hours of remote work a week. About 10% of the job will require travel to in-person meetings, including visiting other taco locations in the U.S., traveling to McCormick’s headquarters in Hunt Valley, Maryland, meeting with team members and participating in “taco eating sessions”. While no experience is necessary the company is looking for someone with a strong teamwork mentality, “an interest in all things tacos” and a keen eye for storytelling through social media. LINK: https://tinyurl.com/3nw3tpuy
(And how awesome would it be to have a job a job where EVERY day is Taco Tuesday – September through December, of course!)
(And they didn’t even mention the free gas!)
TOKYO FUN N’ GAMES:
A number of athletes have taken to social media to share pics of the so-called “anti-sex” beds at the Olympic village in Tokyo. Organizers announced that athletes will sleep on bed frames made from recyclable cardboard, with mattresses formed of polyethylene materials that will be reused for plastic products after the Games. Images from athletes show small rooms containing a single bed, and slightly larger rooms with 2 of the recyclable beds. And many have taken digs at the laughable-looking “anti-sex” beds, as they’re calling them. While the beds are tough enough to stand up to beefy weightlifters and towering basketball players, they are definitely designed for one person only. But Irish gymnast Rhys McClenaghan posted a video on Twitter debunking the rumor that the beds were meant to discourage activities other than sleeping. In the video, he aggressively jumps up and down on the bed to prove that it’s “fake news” that the beds will break “at any sudden movements.” The official Olympics Twitter account responded and thanked him for the debunking. By the way, Tokyo Olympic organizers are handing out 150,000 condoms to competitors this month. But a spokesperson said they are “not for use at the athlete’s village” but for athletes take home “to raise awareness”.
(Uh, if there is one thing that these golden gods in the prime of their lives are ALREADY aware of . . .)
(I think that guy just became the first athlete ever to win gold in a “demonstration sport”!!)
(***CAUTION***Please don’t EVER AGAIN use the words “Auntie” and “sex” in the same sentence!)
-Yahoo, BroBible, HuffPost
OBNOXIOUSLY EXPENSIVE CELEBRITY PURCHASES:
➢ Bono – A Plane Ticket (for his hat) — $1,700: What would a humanitarian do if he went on vacation and accidentally left his favorite hat at home? He’d spend a ridiculous $1,700 to have it delivered by airplane.
➢ Lady Gaga – A Ghost Detector — $50,000: Admit it—she’s unique, and if an expensive ghost detector makes her feel safe in her house, then she should have it.
➢ Beyoncé & Jay Z – A Barbie Doll — $80,000: They bought the diamond-encrusted Barbie for their daughter Blue Ivy’s first birthday in 2013. Specially customized, it is said to include 160 diamond gems and white gold jewelry. (But, to be fair, that’s only $40,000 each…)
➢ Mike Tyson – Two Bengal Tigers — $150,000: Because he used to be the “baddest man on the planet,” and he had to live up to the title, he couldn’t just play with kitties or puppies, now, could he?
➢ Nicolas Cage – A Dinosaur Skull — $276,000: He outbid Leo DiCaprio on it in 2007. Of course, Cage is also the guy who bought a comic book collection for $2.1 million…
➢ Paris Hilton – A Doghouse — $325,000: Do you think she’s proud that her dogs live in a more expensive house than billions of people? Yes.
➢ Kim Basinger – A Whole Town — $20 Million: Why buy a castle, a doghouse, or an expensive car, when you could buy an entire town in Georgia for $20 million? And that was way back in 1989 when $20 million was a lot of money!)
(And just imagine the ones that we DON’T know about!)
DID YOU KNOW?
Consumers in G20 countries waste an average of 2,166 kg (4,775 lbs) — the equivalent of a large car — in food every year. One-third of the world’s food is lost or wasted, according to a report by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, and that comes at an environmental cost. Food loss and waste amounts to roughly 6% of global greenhouse gas emissions — about 3 times that of aviation.
BS CHRONOMETER 07.21.21
TODAY’S CELEBIRTHDAYS . . .
1948  Cat Stevens [Yusef Islam, Steven Georgiou], London England, folk-pop singer (‘Wild World’, ‘Peace Train’, ‘Morning Has Broken’)/Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2014
1957  Jon Lovitz, Tarzana CA, movie actor (“A League of Their Own”, “Grown Ups 2″)/TV comic (“Saturday Night Live” 1985-90)/Voice Actor (“The Critic” 1994-95″)
1962  Lee Aaron [Karen Greening], Belleville ON, rock-jazz singer (‘Whatcha Do to My Body’, ‘Metal Queen’)
1970  Alysia Reiner, Gainesville FL, TV actress (‘Natalie Figueroa’ on “Orange Is the New Black” 2013-19)
1972  Paul Brandt (Belobersycky), Calgary AB, country singer (‘Get a Bed’, ‘I Do’)
1978  Josh Hartnett, San Francisco CA, TV actor (“Penny Dreadful” 2014-16)/movie actor (“Pearl Harbor”, “Black Hawk Down”)
1978  Brad Mates, Grande Prairie AB, country singer (Emerson Drive-‘Who We Are’, ‘Moments’)
1986  Betty Gilpin, New York City NY, TV actress (“GLOW” 2017-19, “Nurse Jackie” 2013-15)
1989  Juno Temple, London England, movie actress (“Atonement”, “Maleficent”, “The Dark Knight Rises”)
TODAY’S BS REASONS TO PARTY . . .
• “Junk Food Day”. If your health wasn’t a factor, which junk food would you chow down on every chance you got: Burgers, Pizza, Hot Dogs, Tacos, Fries, Chocolate? (All of the above?)
• “Hot Dog Day”, they gained in popularity in the United States in the early twentieth century, and are similar to frankfurters and wieners, which take their names from Frankfurt, Germany, and Vienna, Austria. In the US, hot dogs were traditionally sold at hot dog stands and carts.
• “Tug-of-War Day”, an annual celebration of the sport in which 2 teams hold opposite ends of a large rope and attempt to pull the other towards them in order to win. The spectacle has a long and ancient history all over the world. (And works best if there is a mudpit in the middle!)
• “Legal Drinking Age Day” so if you’re 21, 19, or 18 depending on where you are… Cheers! Because it’s 5 o’clock somewhere!
• “No Pet Store Puppies Day”, initiated by the SPCA to educate the public about the connection between pet stores and ‘puppy mills’, commercial dog breeding facilities where the emphasis in on profit, not animal welfare.
• “Invite an Alien to Live with You Day”, celebrating “Mork & Mindy”, the television show that starred Pam Dawber as ‘Mindy’ and Robin Williams as ‘Mork’, an alien from the planet Ork whom Mindy invited to live with her. The day takes place on the late Robin Williams’ birthday.
COMING UP . . .
[Thurs] Hammock Day
[Thurs] Spoonerism Day
[Fri] Hot Enough For Ya Day
[Fri] Peanut Butter and Chocolate Day
THIS DAY IN SHOW BIZ . . .
2007  “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows”, the final book in the series by J. K. Rowling is published, selling 11 million copies in 24 hours
TODAY’S MUSIC EVENTS . . .
1987  Guns ‘n Roses release their monster debut album “Appetite For Destruction” (over 30 million sold)
1990  Roger Waters stages a production of “The Wall” at the former site of the Berlin Wall to commemorate its fall 8 months earlier. Van Morrison, The Band, Sinead O’Connor, Bryan Adams, Phil Collins, Cyndi Lauper, German band Scorpions, and others take part
TODAY’S FIRST . . .
2013  Kenyan-born Brit cyclist Chris Froome wins the title in his first time competing in the Tour de France (also wins in 2015, 2016 and 2017)
TODAY’S LAST . . .
2011  NASA’s Space Shuttle program ends with the landing of the shuttle “Atlantis”
TODAY’S RECORD . . .
2012  After 5 years, Turkish adventurer Erden Eruç completes the only solo human-powered circumnavigation of the world (hiking, using rowboats, kayaks, bicycles, etc.)
BS WHACK FACTS:
• The sound from a human yell would take 3½ hours to travel from New York to San Francisco.
• A man once survived on pizza alone for 25 years.
• All dogs except the Chow have a pink tongue. The Chow’s is blue-black.
• The official color of the universe is “Cosmic Latte”.
• Prince William’s childhood nickname was ‘Wombat’.
• You inhale about 700,000 of your own skin flakes daily.
Best of BS . . .
BATMAN’S PET PEEVES:
• When you can see the outline of his underwear through the ‘Bat Suit’.
• After a dramatic entrance at the scene of crime, having to convince everybody he’s not a professional wrestler.
• Punks who gather around and talk smart while he’s getting gas for the ‘Batmobile’.
• The nuclear power source for his utility belt has rendered him sterile.
• Really stupid people who shout out, “Hey! Where’s Tonto?”
• When the dry cleaner accidentally switches the Batman cowl with a head from “The Masked Singer”.
• When people call him ‘The Batman’. It’s just ‘Batman’, dammit!
-First published in BS 2012
TODAY’S SCOOP OF BS:
➠ Comic-Con San Diego begins on Friday. (Comic-Con is always full of geeks AND nerds. Here’s the difference between a “geek” and a “nerd”: A geek giggles when he hears the word “boobie.” And a nerd snickers…)
➠ A 132-night cruise with Regent Seven Seas Cruises just sold out within 2½ hours when ticket sales launched this week. The price: a whopping $73,499 per guest. (The only Cruise I’d spend that much a night for is Tom. Did I say that out loud?)
➠ According to a survey, July is the month people are most likely to cheat. (And if you’re caught, you’ll get to observe a second “Independence Day.”)
➠ I just read where Bobby Brown claimed he once ate fried chicken that was battered in cocaine. (Or, as Lamar Odom calls it: Fried Chicken.)
➠ Fact of the Day: It took 14 minutes for Sia to write Rihanna’s song ‘Diamonds’. (It then took Sia 14 years to cut her bangs…)
BS U-PICK TRIVIA:
2021 Comic-Con International: San Diego is this weekend…
• T’Challa, the king of Wakanda, is also known as what superhero?
a) Black Panther [CORRECT]
b) Iron Fist
d) Captain Underpants
• What color was the Hulk when he was originally introduced?
c) Grey [CORRECT]
• What newspaper does Peter Parker work for?
a) The Daily Bugle [CORRECT]
b) The Daily Globe
c) The Daily Planet
d) The Quahog Informant
BS WEB GOODIE:
I love your enthusiasm: https://tinyurl.com/v6euku
BS RANDOM JOKE:
I love cooking with wine. Sometimes I even put it in the food.
BS PHONE STARTER:
What’s the biggest lie you’ve ever caught someone in?
BS WATER COOLER QUESTION:
Question: 41% of women say if they could have any super power, it would be THIS. What is it?
Answer: Being a mind reader
BS DEEP THOUGHT:
The master has failed more times than the beginner has even tried.