Monday, June 20, 2022 – Edition: #7255
Here’s Sheet in Your Eye!
BS SHOW BIZ BUZZ:
★ Uma Thurman, Paul Walker, and the Jonas Brothers are some of the 24 famous names that will be gracing the iconic Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2023. Thurman was selected under the Motion Pictures category along with Vince Vaughn, Ludacris, Bill Pullman, and director John Waters. Oscar-nominated actress Juanita Moore and beloved star of “The Fast and The Furious” franchise, Paul Walker, are due to will be honored posthumously in the category. The Television category will honor Jon Favreau, Mindy Kaling, Martin Lawrence, Ralph Macchio, original “SNL” star Garrett Morris, and Ellen Pompeo. Aside from the Jonas Brothers, inductees in the Recording category will include: Lenny Kravitz, Marc Anthony, Sheila E, Irving Azoff, Blake Shelton, and Charlie Wilson. Jenni Rivera will be honored posthumously.
★ Members of a production team for “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” were arrested at the US Capitol while filming a segment. US Capitol Police say that at approximately 8:30 p.m. Thursday, officers “observed 7 individuals, unescorted and without Congressional ID, in a sixth-floor hallway”. They were charged with unlawful entry, and police say the matter is considered “an active criminal investigation”. CBS said in a statement that its crew was onsite at the Capitol to film a segment featuring “Triumph the Insult Comic Dog,” and that the production team’s interviews with members of Congress had been “authorized and pre-arranged.” The network said that once the interviews had concluded, the team “stayed to film…other final comedy elements in the halls when they were detained by Capitol Police.”
★ Sandra Bullock doesn’t know how long her break from acting will last. The 57-year-old admitted she is “so burnt out and tired” that she needs to take a hiatus from filming but is unsure of when she will return. Bullock told The Hollywood Reporter that at this point, she doesn’t “want to be beholden to anyone’s schedule other than my own” and she’s “so not capable of making healthy, smart decisions and I know it.” She admitted to using work as a “crutch” and had to teach herself to “be OK not having work to validate you.’” Bullock says producing “The Lost City” with Liza Chasin was a great way to “go out with a bang”.
★ Two actors working on the Netflix series “The Chosen One” in Mexico were killed in a car crash on Thursday, and 6 more of the show’s cast or crew were also injured. Local media reported that a van they were riding in near Mulege on the Baja California Sur peninsula flipped and ran off the road in a desert area. The crew had been working in the nearby Santa Rosalia area. The 2 killed in the crash were identified as Raymundo Garduño Cruz and Juan Francisco González Aguilar. The other names were not released. Production on the show has been suspended.
TODAY’S SHOW BIZ SKED:
• “Jimmy Kimmel Live” (ABC/Global): Guest Host Sean Hayes with Jenny Slate, Cooper Raiff, Weezer
• “The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon” (NBC/CTV): Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Kristen Bell, Coast Contra
• “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” (CBS/Global): Sen. Cory Booker, the Lumineers
• “Late Night with Seth Meyers” (NBC/CTV): Adam Scott, James Murray, Sal Vulcano, Brian Quinn, Ralph Alexander
• “The Late Late Show with James Corden” (CBS/CTV): Dave “Lil Dicky” Burd, Giancarlo Esposito, Betty Who
• “Watch What Happens Live” (Bravo): Ben Stiller, Patricia Arquette, Adam Scott, John Turturro
• “The View” (ABC/CTV): Ben Crump, Jon Batiste; Kirk Franklin, Maverick City Music and Jordan Hollins
• “The Talk” (CBS): Holly Robinson Peete, Millie Peartree
• “Live with Kelly and Ryan” (ABC/CTV): Antonio Banderas, Dr. Wendy Bazilian
• “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” (NBC/CTV): Tracy Morgan, Daniel Ricciardo (R)
• “The Kelly Clarkson Show (Check local listings): Anna Chlumsky, Cam, Anjelah Johnson-Reyes, Blessing Offor, guest host Jay Leno
• “The Drew Barrymore Show (Check local listings): Phoebe Robinson (R)
• “NHL Playoffs” (CBC, SN, ABC): Stanly Cup final game #3: Colorado @ Tampa Bay
• “Don’t Forget the Lyrics!” (Fox): A returning contestant faces 2 important decisions; a baker finds that remembering lyrics is not easy.
• “Beat Shazam” (Fox): A big sister-little brother duo, best friends and a pair of teachers compete.
• “Roswell, New Mexico” (CW): Liz, Max, Michael and Cameron put a plan into action that could finally get them a step closer to catching Bonnie and Clyde; Maria is hiding her recent lack of visions.
BS MUSIC NOTES:
• Justin Bieber — has postponed the remainder of his summer North American tour dates. After canceling shows in Toronto and Washington, D.C., he revealed his battle with Ramsay Hunt syndrome, a rare virus that, in Bieber’s case, can cause facial paralysis. The Justice Tour’s North American dates will be rescheduled.
• Drake – gave just one day’s notice before his surprise new album “Honestly, Nevermind” dropped on Friday, and it has already become Apple Music’s biggest dance album in history, breaking the record for first-day streams worldwide. Even more impressive, it only took an hour to do so.
• Taylor Hawkins – Nirvana bassist Krist Novoselic, Zeppelin bassist John Paul Jones, Pink, Heart’s Nancy Wilson, and more have been added to the bill for the Taylor Hawkins Tribute Concerts, set for Sept. Chris Rock will also make an appearance at the London show.
• Mötley Crüe — Nikki Sixx said the group is “proud” of drummer Tommy Lee, who left the stage after 5 songs in Atlanta on Thurs., the first night of the Stadium Tour with Def Leppard, Poison and Joan Jett. Sixx tweeted: “The fact that Tommy was told by the doctor to not play with 4 broken ribs and he beasted half our show is a miracle.” Ozzy Osbourne drummer Tommy Clufetos replaced him.
• Fleetwood Mac – Christine McVie said last week that the group has “kind of broke up now.” When asked whether there would be a next phase of Fleetwood Mac, she said: “I don’t know. It’s impossible to say.” Both she and Stevie Nicks have solo concerts booked for this year.
• Blake Shelton – will receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame next year. Shelton, who is also a coach on “The Voice”, is among the artists who will be honored in the ‘Recording’ category, along with Marc Anthony, Lenny Kravitz, the Jonas Brothers and more. A date has not been set.
• Loretta Lynn and Jake Owen – are both previous owners of a Nashville-area mansion that has gone on the market for $2.1 million. The 3-bedroom, 4.5-bathroom, 5,700-square-foot residence in an affluent rural community, which looks a bit like a rural castle, sits on more than 7 wooded acres.
• Jon Pardi — will release his 4th studio album “Mr. Saturday Night” on Sept. 2. The 14-song collection will feature his single ‘Last Night Lonely’, his latest release ‘Fill ‘Er Up’ and 12 more new songs. Quote: “There is more life experience on ‘Mr. Saturday Night’ than any album I’ve released before.”
SHOOTING THE BULL
WATCH AND EARN:
A new streaming service is offering viewers the chance to watch for free — without ads or a subscription – and is offering to pay YOU in cryptocurrency to do it. Launched last month, Rewarded TV allows users to earn crypto tokens as they watch, and invest the currency back into paying content providers or buying NFTs to support creators. The streaming platform is available on the web and major platforms now, offering thousands of hours of free content, including the Agatha Christie mystery “And Then There Were None” and the Casper Van Dien-led biopic “James Dean: Race With Destiny.” Owner and former advertising exec Krish Arvapally says the plan is to monetize Rewarded TV in the future through premium content and perks that viewers can unlock with their RPLAY tokens or cash.
(Actually, his plan is to become a huge pain in the you-know-what to other streaming services, so that one will buy him out for billions in a couple years…but he can’t say that!)
(The way crypto is going lately, they’d have to pay me to take it!)
⇒ If you’re trying to cut back on spending, researchers say you may want to hold off on drinking caffeine before heading to the store. An international study led by the University of South Florida found that drinking coffee before going shopping can impact what products you choose to buy, as well as how much you spend. A press release says: “Caffeine, as a powerful stimulant, releases dopamine in the brain, which excites the mind and the body. This leads to a higher energetic state, which in turn enhances impulsivity and decreases self-control. This decrease in self-control can lead to shopping impulsivity in terms of higher number of items purchased and greater spending.” (Oddly, the results did not hold true when Christmas shopping for one’s mother-in-law…)
⇒ Catnip isn’t just pleasurable for cats. It’s also practical. When your kitty rubs, rolls in, chews and licks catnip leaves, it leads to the release of compounds that might protect cats from mosquitoes, according to new research out of Japan. Compounds called iridoids in catnip and the plant silver vine act as an insect repellent as they are released when the cats rub their bodies against the leaves. Catnip, sometimes called catmint, and silver vine are also used in cat toys. (When my cat’s stoned on catnip, he cares about as much about mosquitos as he does about income taxes!)
NEW GOOD NEWS:
➢ Forget apples – A beer a day keeps the doctor away. In a study, which was published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, researchers had healthy men drink around 12 ounces of alcoholic or non-alcoholic lager beer daily for 4 weeks. They found that compared to the beginning of the study, men who had a beer-a-day had a more diverse set of gut microbes, which can reduce the risk for some diseases, and better markers of overall intestinal health. And the good news doesn’t stop there. Researchers also said that a single daily beer did not appear to increase body weight or body fat mass. They do remind you, however, that because the safest level of alcohol consumption is none, non-alcoholic beer may be the more healthful choice. (I thought you said this was supposed to be GOOD news!)
➢ Khalia Carter’s senior quote is ringing true. For her quote, the Fort Myers FL, resident chose: “It’s almost impossible to get it done until it’s done. So, if you put your mind to it and work for it, you will do it.” She has been living by this sentiment since mid-April, when she was hit by an alleged drunk driver and suffered traumatic brain injuries. Instead of going to classes, she has spent the last few months at physical therapy, where she’s been learning how to walk again. Carter had to miss out on the typical end-of-year activities for seniors, but vowed to attend graduation. She made it clear her goal was to walk across the stage, unassisted, to receive her diploma, and when graduation day came, she did exactly that. Carter’s mother, Shawnda Cook said her reaction was: “Wow, this girl has the strength to move on, we need to look up to her.”
TOP ATTRACTIONS FOR 2022:
According to the Tripadvisor Travelers’ Choice Awards…
1. Basilica de la Sagrada Familia: This Roman Catholic church in Barcelona was designed by Catalan architect Antoni Gaudí and is still under construction.
2. Colosseum: Built as a gladiatorial amphitheater, this ancient structure in Rome was opened in AD 80 during the reign of Emperor Titus. (NOT still under construction…!)
3. Empire State Building: The iconic New York City skyscraper offers breathtaking views of Manhattan and beyond.
4. Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Center: This mosque in Abu Dhabi is one of the world’s largest, boasting 82 white marble domes.
5. Gallerie Degli Uffizi: The gallery in Florence is a must for lovers of Italian Renaissance art.
6. Plaza de España: In Seville, Spain, this romantic plaza has charmed visitors for almost 100 years, though it looks like it has been around much longer.
7. Iguazu Falls: In South America, along the Argentina-Brazil border, these falls are nothing less than spectacular. (Even more spectacular than Biden’s bike wipe-out?)
8. The Roman Baths: Steam rises off the hot mineral water in the Great Bath, part of the Roman Baths in Bath, United Kingdom. (Is this some kind of hint?)
9. Garden of the Gods: Breathtaking doesn’t even do justice to the natural beauty of this spot in Colorado Springs.
10. Trevi Fountain: This is the largest fountain in Rome, and many consider it the most beautiful as well.
DID YOU KNOW?
Japan has passed legislation making “online insults” punishable by imprisonment amid rising concern over cyberbullying. Under the amendment to the country’s penal code — set to take effect this summer — offenders convicted of online insults can be jailed for up to one year, or fined 300,000 yen (US $2,200). It’s a significant increase from the existing punishments of detention for fewer than 30 days and a fine of up to 10,000 yen ($75). The change was sparked by the suicide of a reality TV star who had faced social media abuse.
BS CHRONOMETER 06.20.22
TODAY’S BS REASONS TO PARTY . . .
• “World Productivity Day” … and on a Monday, no less! Today, start looking at your processes and seeing where waste can be cut, set a list of things to accomplish and where you think productivity is lacking, identify problem areas and begin an action plan to solve it. (Then when you see all the time you’ve wasted, get back to work and do things the way you always do, only faster!)
• “World Refugee Day”, first declared by the UN in 2001 as an expression of solidarity with Africa, which hosts the most refugees.
• “Take Your Cat to Work Day”, because you’ve needed to clear everything off your desk for months…
• “American Eagle Day”, to commemorate America’s national symbol, the Bald Eagle. In a 1784 letter to his daughter, Benjamin Franklin complained about the choice of the Bald Eagle as America’s symbol, saying he preferred … the turkey. (If they went with that, would I be wearing jeans with “American Turkey” written on the label?)
• “New Identity Day”, have fun thinking about who you might want to be for a day. (***See Today’s Phone Starter, below***)
• “National Hike With a Geek Day”, summoning the techies, geeks, IT gurus, and gamers to push away the keyboard and strike out across the inviting landscapes of nature. But if you’ve ever texted your significant other from another room, today serves as a reminder that you should consider unplugging for a bit in order to re-engage with the people around you.
• “Ice Cream Soda Day”, you should invest some time in slurping this frothy wonderment up a stripy straw. The drink is comprised of only a couple of scoops of ice-cream in any carbonated beverage.
• And for those who don’t like to rock the boat, today is also “Plain Yogurt Day” and “Vanilla Milkshake Day”.
COMING UP . . .
[Tues] Summer arrives in the Northern Hemisphere
[Tues] International Surfing Day
[Tues) National Selfie Day
[Wed] Stupid Guy Thing Day
[Thurs] National Pink Day
This Week is…Forgiveness Week
This Month is…National Candy Month
TODAY’S CELEBIRTHDAYS . . .
1942  Brian Wilson, Inglewood CA, rock singer-songwriter (The Beach Boys -‘Good Vibrations’, ‘Surfin’ USA’)/co-writer of over 25 Top 40 hits/Rock Hall of Fame, 1988
1945  Anne Murray, Springhill NS, pop-country singer (‘Snowbird’, ‘Could I Have This Dance’, ‘You Needed Me’)
1949  Lionel Richie, Tuskegee AL, pop singer (‘All Night Long’, Commodores-‘Easy’)/Reality TV judge (“American Idol” 2018-present)
1952  John Goodman, Afton MO, movie actor (“10 Cloverfield Lane”, “The Babe”)/TV actor (“Roseanne” 1988-97, 2018, “The Conners” since 2018)
1954  Michael Anthony [Sobolewski], Chicago IL, rock bassist (Van Halen-‘Jump’, ‘Runnin’ With the Devil’/currently plays in “The Circle” with former Van Halen singer Sammy Hagar)/Rock Hall of Fame 2007
1960  John Taylor, Solihull England, pop rock bassist (Duran Duran- ‘Hungry Like the Wolf’, ‘Rio’)
1967  Nicole Kidman, Honolulu HI, movie actress (“The Others”, “Moulin Rouge!”)/married to Keith Urban since 2006/married to Tom Cruise 1990-2001. COMING UP… “Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom”, 2023
1968  Robert Rodriguez, San Antonio TX, movie director-producer-screenwriter (“Machete” movies, “Sin City” films)
1989  Chris Mintz-Plasse, LA CA, movie actor (“Kick-Ass” films, “How to Train Your Dragon” films) COMING UP… “Honor Society”
THIS DAY IN SHOW BIZ . . .
1975  “Jaws”, based on the book by Peter Benchley, directed by Steven Spielberg and starring Roy Scheider, is released. It is considered the first-ever summer “blockbuster” film
2006  BBC cancels its landmark weekly pop music show “Top of the Pops” after a record 42 years on-air
TODAY’S MUSIC EVENTS . . .
2008  Jimmy Buffett announces his Margaritaville Holdings is buying Trump Marina Hotel Casino for $316 million, adding to Buffet’s business empire, which already includes tequila, beer, frozen food, footwear, restaurants, a resort, a record label, and recording studio
2008  Surrey University in England awards Led Zeppelin’s Jimmy Page an honorary Doctorate in Music
TODAY’S FIRST . . .
2013  Instagram first gives users the ability to upload videos
TODAY’S RECORD . . .
2020  The highest-ever recorded temperature in the Arctic circle: 38 °C (100F) in Verkhoyansk, Siberia
BS WHACK FACTS:
✓ NASA accidentally taped over the moon landing. There are no known original recordings of the event.
✓ The average cloud weighs 1.1 million pounds.
✓ On average, football (soccer) players run as far as 9.5 miles in a single match.
✓ Seals sleep only one and a half minutes at a time.
✓ The eye makes movements 50 times every second.
✓ A “gut feeling” is a chemical signal that your stomach creates to warn the brain of danger.
– WhattheFFacts, Parade
EVEN MORE, MORE BS SIGNS YOU DRINK TOO MUCH COFFEE:
• You forget to unwrap candy bars before eating them.
• You’re offended when people use the word “brew” to mean beer.
• Charles Manson once told you that you need to calm down.
• Instant coffee takes too long.
• You have a picture of your coffee mug on your coffee mug.
• You short out motion detectors.
• You don’t even wait for the water to boil anymore.
• Your nervous twitch registers on the Richter scale.
• You think being called a “drip” is a compliment.
• You don’t tan, you roast.
• You want to be cremated just so you can spend the rest of eternity in a coffee can.
BS REJECTED ROCK BIOPICS:
• Keeping it Real: The Milli Vanilli Story
• How I Roll: The Rick Astley Story
• On the Road Again (and other places people found me unconscious): The Willie Nelson Story
• Weird Al Yankovic: The World Accordion to Al
• Sting: My Battle With Chinese Food Addiction: MSG in a Bottle
• The Cure: Worse Than the Symptom
• The Break of Dawn: The Downfall of Tony Orlando
• I’ll be Home By 9PM: Pat Boone…R&B Legend
• Courtney Love: Driving Miss Crazy
• A Survey of Radial Velocities in the Zodiacal Dust Cloud by Brian May (that was his actual PhD thesis!)
-Twitter, first published in BS in 2019
BS U-PICK TRIVIA:
• What Greek mythological creature is half-man, half-horse?
b) Centaur [CORRECT]
d) Mr. Ed
• Which ancient civilization does the myth of the phoenix come from:
c) Egyptian [CORRECT]
• What creature is believed to be the world’s oldest living land animal?
a) Jonathan the giant tortoise [CORRECT, 190 years]
b) Elly the black rhino
c) Jerry the lizard-like reptile
d) Fritzy the house mouse
BS WEB GOODIE:
Some Monday sunshine: https://tinyurl.com/3jf4f4nk
BS RANDOM JOKE:
True friends don’t judge each other, they judge other people together.
BS PHONE STARTER:
If you could be anyone else for a day (famous or not), who would it be?
BS WATER COOLER QUESTION:
Question: A third of people say they do THIS only when they’re on vacation. What is it?
Answer: Eat dessert
BS DEEP THOUGHT:
The difference between the impossible and the possible lies in a person’s determination.