Tuesday, March 30, 2021 – Edition: #6955
Can You Believe This Sheet?
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BS SHOW BIZ BUZZ:
★ “Storage Wars” star Rene Nezhoda is having a bad case of déjà vu — his store has been burglarized — again . . . and this time the crooks made off with thousands in merchandise. Nezhoda and his wife, Casey — owners of the Bargain Hunters Thrift Store featured on the show, say they were enjoying a day off on February 17 when they were notified that a couple of thieves were ransacking the San Diego area store. They made off with tons of sports memorabilia cards and other collectibles worth between $7k-$8k. The store was also hit back in May 2019, when culprits took around $2,000 worth of rare coins and caused $2,000 worth of damage.
★ San Diego Comic-Con will be holding an in-person three-day “special edition” event over Thanksgiving weekend, Nov. 26-28 at the San Diego Convention Center, according to an announcement from the organization. The hope is that by the Fall, the worst of the COVID-19 pandemic will have passed and larger public gatherings will be permitted. Last year’s Comic-Con@Home featured three days of pre-taped Zoom panels, and other online content.
★ Meghan Markle’s father personally delivered a letter to Oprah Winfrey, offering up his side of the story in the family drama involving his estranged daughter. Thomas Markle, a retired Hollywood lighting director, drove to Oprah’s sprawling estate in Montecito, Calif., where he was photographed handing a security guard a personal note offering himself up for an exclusive interview, according to a report.
★ Jon Hamm, Whoopi Goldberg, Nathan Fillion and Bill Hader will guest star in the upcoming series, “Marvel’s M.O.D.O.K.” The stop-motion adult animated series will premiere all 10 of its episodes on May 21st. It follows the supervillain “M.O.D.O.K.” — short for the Mental Organism Designed Only for Killing — and voiced by Patton Oswalt — who Marvel describes as “an egomaniacal Super Villain with a really big head and a really little body, [that] struggles to maintain control of his evil organization and his demanding family.”
★ SpongeBob SquarePants purists will discover a disappointing omission as they revisit the show on Paramount+ and Amazon Prime Video. One classic segment (half a traditional episode) has been completely removed from the catalog. The missing episode in question is “Mid-Life Crustacean,” the second part of Season 3, Episode 15. Representatives from the streaming service (formerly known as CBS All Access) did not respond to a request for comment.
TODAY’S SHOW BIZ SKED:
• “Jimmy Kimmel Live” (ABC/Global): Bob Odenkirk, Nicole Byer, Tate McRae
• “The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon” (NBC/CTV): Leslie Jones, Elizabeth Olsen, Nicky Jam & Romeo Santos (R)
• “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” (CBS/Global): Dr. Anthony Fauci (R)
• “Late Night with Seth Meyers” (NBC/CTV): Ice T, Tracey Wigfield, Raghav Mehrotra (R)
• “The Late Late Show with James Corden” (CBS/CTV): Halsey, Penn & Teller (R)
• “The View” (ABC/CTV): Jonathan Karl, Megan Mullally, Nick Offerman (R)
• “Live with Kelly and Ryan” (ABC/CTV): Jennifer Lopez, Tika Sumpter, Jeanette Jenkins
• “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” (NBC/CTV): Tracy Morgan, Fitz, guest host tWitch
• “The Kelly Clarkson Show” (CHECK LOCAL LISTINGS): Rebel Wilson, Adam Brody, Rachel Hollis
• “The Drew Barrymore Show” (CHECK LOCAL LISTINGS): Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Julie Tanous, Raegan Revord
• “Pooch Perfect” (ABC): Ten grooming teams face off.
• “Supergirl” (CW): Season 6 premiere
• “The Last Cruise” (HBO): Chronicling the first outbreak of the coronavirus outside China, on the Diamond Princess cruise liner.
• “Our OWN Easter” (OWN): Celebrated gospel and R&B music artists commemorate Easter in their own unique way, blending sunrise service traditions with modern performances; hosts BeBe Winans and Deborah Joy Winans.
• “NCAA Basketball Tournament” (CHECK LOCAL LISTINGS): Elite Eight action continues (2 games)
BS MUSIC NOTES:
• Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello — got a scare last week when their LA house was broken into – while they were home! Police say suspects broke in through a window, then made a quick exit when they realized the couple was home — but not before grabbing the keys to Mendes’ Mercedes SUV, which they took off in. No arrests so far.
• Lewis Capaldi – has postponed all his 2021 concerts. He is taking the year off touring due to the pandemic and will spend the time finishing his new LP – the follow-up to his acclaimed debut “Divinely Uninspired To A Hellish Extent”.
• (***Caution***) Ja Rule — sold his Fyre Festival painting for $122,000. He says he decided to auction the oil painting of the doomed festival’s logo – which was hanging in the festival’s New York office while it was being planned – because he “just wanted that energy out”. It came with a handwritten note from Ja Rule which read “F this painting”.
• Paul McCartney — is paying tribute to his late wife Linda by sharing her meat-free recipes in a new cookbook. He teamed up with his daughters Mary and Stella on “Linda McCartney’s Family Kitchen: Over 90 Plant-Based Recipes to Save the Planet and Nourish the Soul,” coming out in June. It includes Linda’s best-loved vegetarian meals, plus stories and personal photos from the family kitchen.
• Queen – Their iconic song ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ has been officially certified diamond by the Recording Industry Association of America, representing 10 million or more in sales and stream equivalents in the United States. They are the first British band to earn the award.
• Elton John – says he’s been working on a project with…Metallica(!!). Quote: “I’ve just done something with Metallica. During this lockdown period…I haven’t been doing any Elton stuff, but I’ve been doing great stuff with other people.” No further details so far, but he could be referring to Miley Cyrus’ recent revelation that she was was working with him on a cover of Metallica’s ‘Nothing Else Matters’.
• Brett Young – He and his wife Taylor used their appearance on “The Kelly Clarkson Show” to reveal the gender of their second child, who is due this summer. They shared the news that the new addition will be a girl, their second.
• Rascal Flatts — singer Gary LeVox is bringing his Christian faith to the fore with his debut solo single ‘The Distance’. A press release says LeVox co-wrote the song as “a first-person testimony, full of encouragement and a sense of resilience.” He has also released a video for the song, which depicts him performing “The Distance” while surrounded by nature.
• The Oak Ridge Boys — will release their latest album “Front Porch Singin’” on June 11. The 11-song project was recorded in 2020 during socially distanced studio sessions in Nashville. The lead single is the acoustic ‘Love, Light and Healing’.
SHOOTING THE BULL
Look out, because the “dad-bod” is back! 75% of respondents to a survey said that they preferred the ‘soft and round male’ body type to a more toned one. The Dating.com survey also found that 20% of the 2,000 participants say that body shape does not matter at all when it came to finding a partner. And only 15% like a perfect “Barbie or Ken-like body type”. The term “dad bod” was first popularized in the mid-2010’s, when it was used to harshly critique the beach bodies of actors like Leonardo DiCaprio, Chris Pratt and the non-traditionally Hollywood physiques of actors such as Jason Segel and Seth Rogan. The results of this new survey could signal a forward step for body diversity.
(I didn’t used to have a dad-bod, but it’s growing on me…)
(See, honey? It’s a ‘dad-bod’, not ‘BAD-bod’!)
(In my circle of friends, the dad-bod never left!)
NO, IT’S NOT CALLED ‘PEEPSI’:
What do you get when you cross a legendary cola brand with one of the most popular Easter treats? You get Peeps-flavored marshmallow Pepsi, of course! The Pepsi X Peeps limited-edition drink will be sold in 3-packs of 7.5 ounce mini-cans described as “a delicious new beverage that combines the crisp, refreshing taste of PEPSI cola with the pillowy-soft and sweet PEEPS® Marshmallow flavor consumers love.” The companies have also launched a social media contest for fans to post pictures of themselves doing springtime activities with Peeps chicks and bunnies by using the hashtag #HangingWithMyPEEPS and #PepsiSweepstakes on Twitter and Instagram. That gives you a chance to win a limited edition three-pack of the new soda and other prizes.
(And coming soon: Pepsi-flavored Peeps!)
(Great! Just in time for me to be grossed out at Easter!)
(It doesn’t matter at my place. When my family arrives for Easter, it’ll all be used as mix, anyway!)
While there are already at least 350 different types of pasta, a podcaster from New York decided it was time for a new one. So, he invented it. Podcaster Dan Pashman, who has no training as a chef, has come up with “cascatelli”, which he says took him 3 years of study, testing and experimentation. What’s so special about cascatelli? Its J-shape, with a bump on one side and 2 parallel ruffles on the other, ensure that it can hold “a tremendous amount of sauce”, according to its maker. For now, the new pasta is being sold exclusively through the pasta company Sfoglini. And where does one come up with a name like “cascatelli”? He says it’s from the Italian word for ‘waterfalls’, because its ruffles remind him of water waves.
(Frankly, I’ve never been too concerned with what pasta I’m eating. I think of it strictly as a garlic, cheese and meat sauce delivery system!)
(I’ll NEVER be able to pronounce that correctly. No, not cascatelli. Pasta.)
(At first, I thought it was named after the guy who voices Homer Simpson!)
FUNNY LIES PARENTS TELL THEIR KIDS (to make their lives easier…):
⇒ “My friend tells her kids that her engine won’t start until her car hears the seatbelts go click…” — Mommy Owl
⇒ “My kids think the Tooth Fairy is allergic to dust and she can’t come unless their rooms are super clean” – Mindy Mejia
⇒ “I just wanted 5 minutes to drink my coffee so I sent my kid in the other room to look for a toy that’s in my pocket. Follow me for more parenting hacks” – Not the Nanny
⇒ “If my son wants to watch one of his annoying shows that I’m not in the mood to tolerate I tell him that the main character is taking a nap (he’s 4)” — Anna
⇒ “Heard another parent tell their kid that when the ice cream truck plays its jingle it means they’ve sold out of ice cream. Using that now” – The Dad
⇒ “I got tired of waiting for the toaster, so I convinced my kids to eat something called “cold toast”. It’s now their favorite breakfast food. I’ve peaked as a parent.” – James Breakwell, Exploding Unicorn
⇒ “My toddler thinks that you have to line your tummy with good food first, so that you won’t get sick from junk food” – THAT Toddler Mom
⇒ “My kids wouldn’t eat Brussel sprouts however, they cleared the plates of baby cabbages” – Gavin Heath
⇒ “Parents are allowed to be hypocrites. I tell my kids it’s wrong to lie AND that Baby Shark was destroyed in a fire at the internet factory” – The Dad
⇒ “Daddy can not hear when it’s dark. Call Mummy if you wake up at night. Actually worked till my wife found out” – Lee Cooper
(What lies have you told YOUR kids?)
DID YOU KNOW?
“Old person smell” is definitely a thing, and there’s a scientific explanation, according to a study in the Journal of Investigative Dermatology. It’s all due to something called 2-nonenal, a chemical compound created when omega-7 fatty acids on the skin break down through oxidization. Skin starts producing more of those fatty acids as the body’s natural anti-oxidant defences start to deteriorate at around age 40. 2-nonenal is not water soluble, and therefore can stay on the skin no matter how much it is washed. (The older women in my family hide it by always having a pot of chicken soup on the stove. And the men hide it with whiskey…and by not wearing Depends!)
BS CHRONOMETER 03.30.21
TODAY’S CELEBIRTHDAYS . . .
1937  Warren Beatty, Richmond VA, movie actor (“Bonnie & Clyde”, “Dick Tracy”)/director (“Heaven Can Wait”, “Reds”)/married to Annette Bening, brother of Shirley MacLaine
1945  Eric Clapton, Ripley UK, classic rock singer/guitarist (‘Wonderful Tonight’, Derek & the Dominos-‘Layla’)/Rock & Roll Hall of Fame with The Yardbirds (1992), Cream (1993), and solo (2000)
1962  MC Hammer (Stanley Burrell), Oakland CA, rapper (‘U Can’t Touch This’, ‘2 Legit 2 Quit’)
1964  Tracy Chapman. Cleveland OH, pop/folk singer (‘Fast Car’, ‘Give Me One Reason’)
1964  Ian Ziering, Newark NJ, movie/TV actor (“Sharknado” movies, “Beverly Hills 90210” 1990-2000)
1965  Piers Morgan, Newick England, TV host (“Good Morning Britain” 2015-21, “America’s Got Talent” 2006-15)
1968  Céline Dion, Charlemagne QC, pop singer (‘My Heart Will Go On’)/best-selling female artist of all-time (200 million+ albums worldwide)/Canadian Walk of Fame (2003)
1971  Mark Consuelos, Zaragoza Spain, TV actor (“Riverdale” since 2017, “All My Children” 1995-2010)/married to Kelly Ripa
1979  Norah Jones (Shankar), Brooklyn NY, pop/jazz singer (‘Don’t Know Why’)/9 Grammy Awards/daughter of late Indian sitar master Ravi Shankar
1984  Justin Moore, Poyen AR, country singer (‘You Look Like I Need a Drink’, ‘If Heaven Wasn’t So Far Away’)
1990  Thomas Rhett, Valdosta GA, country singer (‘It Goes Like This’, ‘Die a Happy Man’)
BS REASONS TO PARTY . . .
• “Doctors Day”, an observance dating back to 1933 that commemorates the first use of anesthetic during surgery by Dr Crawford W Long in 1842. He got the idea by observing party-goers high on nitrous oxide and sulfuric ether. (He asked if they would mind if he stole the idea, and they said, “Go ahead, knock yourself out!”)
• “Pencil Day”, observed on the anniversary of the ‘Pencil with Attached Eraser’ being patented 163 years ago (1858) by Hyman Lipman. (Thereby giving us all something to chew on.)
• “Take a Walk in the Park Day”, which not only helps you stay healthy and lose weight, it reduces stress (while maintaining physical distancing, of course…)
• “World Bipolar Day”, observed on the birth date of artist Vincent Van Gogh, who was posthumously diagnosed as probably having bipolar disorder. (***See “Today’s Record”, below***)
• “National Virtual Vacation Day”, Virtual vacations do not require money, packing, or transcontinental flights. All you need is your imagination and free VR apps or a VR headset. (And it’s about all many of us can do, these days!)
AND REMEMBER . . .
[Wed] Dance Marathon Day
[Wed] Crayon Day
[Thurs] April Fools’ Day
[Thurs] Fun at Work Day
THIS DAY IN SHOW BIZ . . .
1992  At the 64th Academy Awards, “The Silence of the Lambs”, wins ‘Best Picture’, while stars Anthony Hopkins & Jodie Foster win ‘Best Actor’ and ‘Best Actress’
2014  “Frozen” surpasses “Toy Story 3” to become the highest-earning animated movie in history (ends up with $1.29 billion worldwide, since surpassed by “Frozen 2” and “The Lion King”)
TODAY’S MUSIC EVENTS . . .
2001  The Detroit Free Press breaks the news that Jack and Meg White of The White Stripes are not siblings as they claim, but former husband and wife
2002  Ashanti dominates the American Top 10, with her Ja Rule collaboration ‘Always on Time’ at #4, her Fat Joe duet ‘What’s Luv?’ at #5, and her solo track ‘Foolish’ at #9. The #1 song, ‘Ain’t It Funny’ by Jennifer Lopez, also contains some lyrics written by Ashanti
2020  Bill Withers (‘Ain’t No Sunshine’, ‘Lean on Me’) dies of heart complications at 81
TODAY’S RECORD . . .
1987  On the 134th anniversary of his birth, Vincent van Gogh’s “Sunflowers” is sold for $39.8 million, more than triple the previous record for an auctioned painting
BS WHACK FACTS:
✓ People lose over a pound of weight during sleep by exhaling.
✓ For every person on earth, there are roughly 170 million insects.
✓ A rough guideline among screenwriters is that one page of script equals one minute of screen time.
✓ Every piece of plastic ever made still exists.
✓ In the 1990s, the average American supermarket had 9,000 products. Today, there are around 47,000.
✓ Chimpanzees can identify each other from pictures of their butts.
Best of BS . . .
BS “QUARANTINE CINEMA”:
• Me, Myself and Isolation
• When Harry FaceTimed Sally
• Sofa’s Choice
• The Good, The Bad and the Lonely
• How to Lose Your Mind in 10 Days
• Don’t Stand By Me
• The Life of I
• I Know What I Did Last Night, and the 385 Nights Before That
• No Weddings Nor a Funeral
• Look Who’s Talking to Herself
• Quaran-Teen Wolf
-Twitter, first published in BS in 2020
TODAY’S SCOOP OF BS:
➠ I just read that Miley Cyrus was once voted by parents “The Worst Role Model for Kids”. (Not to be outdone, kids voted Billy Ray Cyrus “The Worst Parent for Kids.”
➠ Ringo Starr has announced dates for his rescheduled concert tour. (“I can’t wait to go!” said everyone’s grandparents…)
➠ Miller Lite’s new ‘Bar Scented Candle’ sold out in less than 24 hours. (Also selling out? Miller Lite.)
➠ Levi has launched their Pokémon clothing line. (It’s the perfect gift for that person who needs their ass kicked…)
➠ Fact of the Day: PayPal once accidentally credited a man with $92 quadrillion dollars. (It’s the only time a person has ever had more PayPal money than PayPal notifications…)
BS WEB GOODIE:
Ah! Ok: https://tinyurl.com/y6raa56t
BS RANDOM JOKE:
If I was president for a day, I’d probably start asking the tough questions. Like: “Why aren’t the terms longer?”
BS PHONE STARTER:
What situation makes you most squeamish?
BS WATER COOLER QUESTION:
Question: 10% of people claim they do THIS every day. What is it?
BS DEEP THOUGHT:
In a society that has you counting money, pounds and calories, count your blessings instead.