Wednesday, May 26, 2021 — Edition: #6994
More From the Sheethouse!
BS SHOW BIZ BUZZ:
★ Charlie will soon bite his brother’s finger for the last time. The memorable and meme-able YouTube video “Charlie bit my finger,” one of the most viewed videos in the website’s history, was auctioned off as a non-fungible token, or NFT, on Sunday for a stunning $760,999, and is set to be deleted from YouTube, according to a website set up by the Davies-Carr family. An intense bidding war between anonymous accounts sent the price skyrocketing in the auction’s final hours, with “3fmusic” ultimately outbidding “mememaster” for the NFT. The video remained on YouTube as of Tuesday morning.
★ Timothee Chalamet has landed the role of the fantastical chocolate maker ‘Willy Wonka’ in Warner Bros. prequel film “Wonka”. He’ll star as a young Wonka in the film that follows his adventures before he opened his iconic chocolate factory. The film will be based on characters created by “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” author Roald Dahl. “Wonka” is currently set for release on March 17, 2023.
★ Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson had a big surprise for a young fan celebrating his 7th birthday. He took to Instagram on Sunday to share a video of the personalized message he recorded in honor of little Kash’s birthday celebration. The video shows Kash smiling and giggling as his hero talks to him through the TV. The Rock wrote: “I mean look at this little boy’s smiling face!! This kinda stuff is truly the BEST part of my job.” The kind hearted star previously performed a song from “Moana” especially for a young cancer patient.
★ The owner of a British Columbia Airbnb property paying tribute to the fantasy race of hobbits from “The Lord of the Rings” has been forced to change the name of her property after being threatened with a lawsuit. She bought the “Hobbit Mountain Hole” last year as part of a larger purchase of a ranch in B.C.’s Thompson Okanagan area. She claims Warner Bros., the entertainment company that distributed the “Hobbit” movie series, reached out last week, threatening to launch a lawsuit if she didn’t change the name. The property has now been renamed the “Second Breakfast Hideaway”, a nod to a Hobbit’s love of meals.
TODAY’S SHOW BIZ SKED:
• “Jimmy Kimmel Live” (ABC/Global): Emily Blunt, Diego Boneta, “American Idol” winner Chayce Beckham
• “The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon” (NBC/CTV): Sofia Vergara, Jack Antonoff, Bleachers
• “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” (CBS/Global): Will Arnett, Brockhampton
• “Late Night with Seth Meyers” (NBC/CTV): John Krasinski, Donny Deutsch, dodie
• “The Late Late Show with James Corden” (CBS/CTV): Jonas Brothers, Leif Vollebekk
• “Conan” (TBS): Steven Yeun (R)
• “The View” (ABC/CTV): Molly Oldham
• “The Talk” (CBS): Guest co-hosts Jerry O’Connell & Jaime Camil
• “Live with Kelly and Ryan” (ABC/CTV): Michael Douglas, Dr. Mike Dow
• “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” (NBC/CTV): Kevin Hart
• “The Kelly Clarkson Show” (Check local listings): Simon Cowell, Uzo Aduba, Michelle Williams, Blake Shelton
• “The Drew Barrymore Show” (Check local listings): Best of Beauty Hour: Iman, Gwyneth Paltrow, Ree Ann Silva
• “Press Your Luck” (ABC): Season 3 premiere
• “The $100,000 Pyramid” (ABC): Season 5 premiere
• “Crime Scene Kitchen” (FOX): Premiere. Bakers must decode what type of dessert was made using just the leftover crumbs, flour trails and a few elusive clues, then re-create the recipe for celebrity judges chef Curtis Stone and cake artist Yolanda Gampp.
• “SEAL Team” (CBS): Season 4 finale
• “Chicago Med” (NBC): Season 6 finale
• “Chicago Fire” (NBC): Season 9 finale
• “Chicago P.D.” (NBC): Season 8 finale
• “The Masked Singer” (FOX): Season 5 finale
BS MUSIC NOTES:
• Justin Bieber – has said “goodbye” to his dreadlocks. He debuted his new closely-cropped hairdo on Instagram on Sunday, by posting a pic of himself and wife Hailey together. The new look comes after Bieber recently came under fire for his dreadlocks due to their connection with Black identity and culture. LINK: https://tinyurl.com/bfvevecc
• Lady Gaga – to mark Sunday’s 10th anniversary of the release of her “Born This Way” album, she was honored with her own holiday in West Hollywood, and given the key to the city. A street was painted with the words “Born This Way” in the colors of the LGBTQ pride flag, and Gaga gave a speech about what West Hollywood’s large LGBTQ community means to her.
• Blondie – will release the 6-song soundtrack EP “Blondie: Vivir En La Habana” on July 16. It will accompany the upcoming short film documenting their 2019 first-ever performance in Havana, Cuba, which is due out later this year. The EP includes performances of ‘Heart of Glass’, ‘Rapture,’ ‘Dreaming’, ‘Long Time’, ‘The Tide is High’ and ‘Wipe Off My Sweat’. The latter 2 are available digitally now.
• Bob Dylan – His handwritten lyrics to ‘Lay Lady Lay’, are among 1,300 items going up for auction in June at the Music Icons event at Julien’s Auctions in Beverly Hills. The lyrics to the 1969 song, written in pencil on a sheet of notepaper from a lumber company, carry an estimated value of $500,000-600,000. Also available: a cheeky self-portrait by Kurt Cobain and 5 guitars designed by the late Eddie Van Halen.
• Megadeth — has officially parted ways with bassist David Ellefson following a sex video scandal. Earlier this month, sexually tinged messages and explicit video footage involving Ellefson were posted on Twitter. The band still plans to tour and release new music this summer.
• Dierks Bentley – posted video of a private concert he gave over the weekend for a young girl named Baylee who is battling cancer. He captioned the post: “Sweet girl really going thru it. hard hard stuff. Could use all the prayers.” Her performed his hit ‘Riser’ for the girl, and Kelsea Ballerini joined a FaceTime call so Baylee could chat with another of her favorite artists.
• Old Dominion – Singer Matthew Ramsey says their hit ‘I Was On A Boat That Day’ started out as a joke. The song idea had been around for a long time, “And we bring it up and shoot it down. I don’t know how many times we decided not to write this song.” But when it came up again during the making of their current album, the group’s “co-writers helped us see the light that it actually was not a joke title.”
• Willie Nelson – is set to go ‘on the road again’ with the “Outlaw Music Festival Tour”. Chris Stapleton, Sturgill Simpson, The Avett Brothers, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, Gov’t Mule, Lucinda Williams, Ryan Bingham, Margo Price, Yola, Kathleen Edwards and Ida Mae will be part of the 14-stop tour beginning Aug. 22 in Austin, TX, and running through Oct. 24 in Wheatland CA.
SHOOTING THE BULL
DISHING ON DISHES:
It’s easy these days to scroll through your social media foods and see lots of delicious-looking meal ideas. Some of the most popular food posts are recipes promoting healthier food options. But it makes you wonder: Do people who post, like, and share healthy eating posts actually cook these meals? Not very often, according to researchers at George Mason University. They analyzed the accounts and posts of hundreds of Pinterest users and influencers, and discovered that while many users post and like healthy dishes featuring fish, chicken, and vegetables, those same users were more likely to comment on and actually prepare recipes that are high in sugar, calories, and fat. This suggests that users are, of course, much more likely to actually eat the fattier foods. The researchers say this holds major implications for anyone trying to promote healthier habits on social media, including those conducting health awareness campaigns.
(When it comes to food, the most important thing to me is that you “share”!)
(How do they know they “like” it then, if they never try it?)
(When I’m cooking, if my family is still alive the next day, it’s healthy!)
EVERY DOG HAS HIS PAY:
In response to the fact that they have found themselves at home and with more spare time during the pandemic, many people have decided to adopt a pet. Which is great. But what kind of a financial investment are you taking on when you add a furry family member? The essential costs of ownership range from $840 to $2,385 per year for a dog, and $600 to $1,800 for a cat, according to Rover.com, a global network of pet sitters and dog walkers. That includes food, vaccinations, basic veterinary care, gear, toys, treats and spay/neuter surgery. Adoption fees range from $200 to $500 (which may include spay/neuter), and purchasing a pet from a breeder can cost you thousands. Add to that, if you want, pet insurance, grooming, training, emergency vet bills and dog walkers at $15-$40 per outing when you return to work.
(Forget going back to work! I’m going to walk other people’s dogs for a living!)
(Wow. $2,385 a year for a dog. And that doesn’t even include poo bags!)
(But they’re worth it. Well, DOGS are…)
NOTHING TO SNEEZE AT:
This is the time of year that, because of all the pollen hanging around, many of us find ourselves with a pocket full of Kleenex, because you never know when the urge to sneeze will happen. And if you have to sneeze, medical professionals recommend you haul off and let it fly (while respecting social distancing guidelines, of course), because stifling a sneeze can be dangerous. An article in the British Medical Journal called: “Snap, crackle and pop: when sneezing leads to crackling in the neck” doctors documented “a rare spontaneous perforation of the pyriform sinus after a forceful sneeze, leading to cervical subcutaneous emphysema and pneumomediastinum.” What does that mean? Basically, a 34-year-old ruptured the back of his throat after pinching his nose and covering his mouth during a sneeze, leaving him in pain and with difficulty speaking or swallowing. He also developed a popping sensation in his neck, which immediately swelled up. Doctors also determined that air bubbles had found their way into the deep tissue of his chest. Due to the risk of severe complications, he had to spend a week in hospital, where he was fed by a drip and given intravenous antibiotics until his pain had subsided. All because of one sneeze.
(Also because his next-door neighbor didn’t pick his dandelions!)
(According to what I heard, he also had to clean his ears after that!)
(Obviously, no one said “God Bless”!)
APPS THAT DRAIN YOUR PHONE BATTERY THE MOST:
Phone-storage app company pCloud analyzed which apps are operating in your phone whether you’re using them or not. They looked at which functions the apps used (such as location or camera), how much battery power those require, and whether the apps have ‘dark-mode’. By those standards, the top 5 worst battery drains are Facebook, Fitbit, Skype, Uber, and Verizon. Here’s the rest of the top-20:
6. Airbnb 14. YouTube
7. Bigo Live 15. Booking.com
8. Instagram 16. Amazon
9. Tinder 17. Telegram
10. Bumble 18. Grindr
11. Snapchat 19. Likke
12. WhatsApp 20. LinkedIn
(In my house…it’s Amazon – hands down!)
DID YOU KNOW?
According to a survey, the mullet just might be about to make a comeback! One in 5 American men say they’re ready to bring back the hairstyle that’s “all business in the front and a party in the back”. In the survey of 2,000 men, 20% said that if they could bring one popular hairstyle from a bygone decade back into fashion, it would be the classic ’80s mullet. The ’90s “curtain bangs” (15%) and the 2010s “undercut” (10%), were also strong candidates. (Do these dudes know that a mullet doesn’t automatically come with a Camaro?)
BS CHRONOMETER 05.26.21
TODAY’S CELEBIRTHDAYS . . .
1948  Stevie (Stephanie) Nicks, Phoenix AZ, pop-rock singer-songwriter (‘Edge of Seventeen’, Fleetwood Mac-‘Dreams’)/Rock & Roll Hall of Fame 2019 (and with Fleetwood Mac 1998)
1949  Hank Williams Jr, Shreveport LA, country singer (‘All My Rowdy Friends Are Coming Over Tonight’, ‘If the South Woulda Won’)
1949  Philip Michael Thomas, Columbus OH, TV actor (‘Tubbs’ on “Miami Vice” 1984-89)/voice of ‘Lance Vance’ in “Grand Theft Auto” video games
1964  Lenny Kravitz, NYC, rock singer-guitarist (‘Fly Away’, ‘Are You Gonna Go My Way’)
1966  Helena Bonham Carter, London UK, movie actress (“The King’s Speech”, “Alice in Wonderland”)
1971  Matt Stone, Houston TX, TV writer & producer (“South Park” co-creator with Trey Parker)
1975  Lauryn Hill, South Orange NJ, pop-R&B singer (‘Doo Wop [That Thing]’, The Fugees-‘Killing Me Softly’)
1981  Isaac Slade, Denver CO, pop-rock singer-pianist (The Fray-‘You Found Me’, ‘How to Save a Life’)
1983  Scott Disick, Eastport NY, reality TV star (“Keeping Up With The Kardashians” 2007-2016)/Baby-daddy to Kourtney Kardashian’s 3 children
TODAY’S BS REASONS TO PARTY . . .
• “Paper Airplane Day”, an unofficial observance honoring the simple aeronautical toy anyone can make. (Just remember: Once you throw a paper airplane, it’s no longer stationary!)
• “Blueberry Cheesecake Day”. Well, okay … if we have to!
• “World Dracula Day”, Bram Stoker’s Gothic horror novel “Dracula” was first published on this date in 1897. According to legend, the character may have been based on Stoker’s horrible boss.
• “Sally Ride Day”, The first American woman in space, Sally Ride, is a role model for young people, particularly for girls and those interested in science and space. At the time of her first flight, Ride, at age 32, was also the youngest US astronaut to ever travel in space.
• “World Redhead Day”, Some Whack Redhead Facts:
⇒ Less than 2% of the population has red hair.
⇒ Red hair is thicker than other colors, and harder to dye.
⇒ Redheads are more sensitive to hot, cold and pain, yet need about 20% more anesthesia to be sedated.
⇒ Redheads are more likely to be left handed.
⇒ Thanks to climate change, it is believed that red hair is dye-ing out (sorry for the pun!)
⇒ Redheaded women have more sex.
COMING UP . . .
[Thurs] Nothing to Fear Day
[Thurs] Sunscreen Protection Day
[Fri] Hamburger Day
[Fri] Amnesty International Day
THIS DAY IN SHOW BIZ . . .
1994  Michael Jackson marries Lisa Marie Presley, Elvis’ daughter, in a secret ceremony held in the Dominican Republic. They divorce 20 months later.
2006  “X-Men: The Last Stand” opens in movie theaters with the then-4th-highest debut in box office history
TODAY’S MUSIC EVENTS . . .
1977  The members of KISS provide Marvel Comics with a vial of their blood to be mixed with the red ink used to print their upcoming comic book. The photo op takes place at the printing plant in Depew, New York, where the comic will be made.
2008  Yale University awards Paul McCartney an honorary Doctorate of Music
TODAY’S RECORD . . .
2003  Only 3 days after a previous record, Sherpa Lakpa Gelu climbs Mount Everest in 10 hours, 56 minutes
BS WHACK FACTS
✓ The storage capacity of human brain exceeds 4 Terabytes.
✓ According to the Cleveland Clinic, if you regularly fall asleep in less than 5 minutes, you’re likely sleep-deprived.
✓ There are more bacteria in your mouth than there are people in the world.
✓ Forensic scientists can determine a person’s sex, age, and race by examining a single strand of hair.
✓ The ashes of the average cremated person weigh 9 pounds (4.1 kg).
✓ Human birth control pills work on gorillas.
Best of BS . . .
BS UNLIKELY YEARBOOK QUOTES:
• “Wish there had been more Math!”
• “I think we proved that teens really do care deeply about school spirit.”
• “It’s all smooth sailing from here on out!”
• “Why can’t I seem to swipe left on any of these pictures?”
• “I know this 5th year of high school is going to be grate.”
• “Brittney’s baby shower was the best party of the year!”
• “Remember: Zits do not last forever but your nickname ‘Zitty McZitFace’ probably will!”
• “Let’s stay connected on Facebook because I really want to see what kinds of salads you’re eating 10 years from now.”
• “Looking forward to all of the opportunities that the real world will have for me to use algebra!”
• “I’m going to be very proud of this picture in the future!”
-Twitter, first published in BS in 2018
TODAY’S SCOOP OF BS:
➠ Kim and Kanye would have celebrated their 7th wedding anniversary on Monday. (If you told me a year ago that they would be divorcing, I would have said: “I don’t care.” Same.)
➠ Though they are divorcing, Kim and Kanye would have celebrated their 7th anniversary on Monday. (The occasion was marked with a very small gathering of friends, family and cameramen…)
➠ CrossFit now has 3 million Facebook followers and almost 3 million Instagram subscribers. (Though you’d never know it, since people who do CrossFit are so reluctant to talk about it…)
➠ A former TSA employee has revealed that some screeners drink the alcohol they confiscate. (The few bottles they’re successfully able to wrestle away from the pilots, that is…)
➠ Fact of the Day: Due to the new discovery of many brain parasites, scientists say that a Zombie Apocalypse is actually possible. (AND, currently happening in Washington.)
BS U-PICK TRIVIA:
• What color is the middle square on a Scrabble board?
c) Pink [CORRECT]
• The “H” in “H2O” stands for what?
a) Hydrogen [CORRECT]
• What is an angle called if it’s greater than 90 degrees?
c) Obtuse [CORRECT]
BS WEB GOODIE:
Cats: Just plain bad at math: https://tinyurl.com/2c4hh3jc
BS PHONE STARTER:
What is your silliest fear?
BS RANDOM JOKE:
Stress is when you wake up screaming, then realize you haven’t fallen asleep yet.
BS WATER COOLER QUESTION:
Question: 12% of us have stolen THIS from a neighbor without them ever knowing it. What is it?
BS DEEP THOUGHT:
People tend to make rules for others, and exceptions for themselves.