Monday, September 27, 2021 – Edition: #7073
More From the Sheet House!
BS SHOW BIZ BUZZ:
★ Tom Felton is “on the mend” following his collapse on a golf course, he confirmed on social media. The ‘Harry Potter’ alum, who starred as the villainous ‘Draco Malfoy,’ participated in the celebrity matches ahead of the 43rd Ryder Cup in Wisconsin on Thursday. At some point during the event, Felton collapsed, and was taken away in a golf cart. In photos, Felton appeared to be conscious, but no reason for the collapse was shared.
★ If you’re looking to move this fall, New England has a home for you! Just in time for Halloween and all the spooky circumstances in the month ahead, one of America’s most infamously haunted homes is up for sale in Rhode Island. Originally built in 1836, the Burrillville farmhouse, made famous by the 2013 horror blockbuster “The Conjuring”, is officially on the market for $1.2 million. The chilling stories from the house have inspired dozens and books and movies over the years, including a visit from paranormal investigators, most famously, Ed and Lorraine Warren.
★ George Clooney and Brad Pitt will once again grace the screen together for the first time in over 10 years. The friends will star in an unnamed thriller written and directed by Jon Watts, who penned “Spider-Man: Homecoming”. We don’t have many details on the new film yet, the project has been described as “the tale of 2 lone wolf fixers assigned to the same job.” Clooney and Pitt previously worked together on the “Ocean’s 11” franchise as well as “Burn After Reading”.
★ Netflix has announced the “Tiger King 2” release date as Nov. 17, promising subscribers more “madness and mayhem.” The 8-episode docuseries “Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem, and Madness” was an early pandemic hit when it launched in April 2020, chronicling the stranger-than-fiction story of Joe Exotic, a zookeeper and convicted felon operating a private zoo in Wynnewood, Oklahoma.
TODAY’S SHOW BIZ SKED:
• “Jimmy Kimmel Live” (ABC/Global): Freddie Highmore, J.B. Smoove, Masked Wolf
• “The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon” (NBC/CTV): Snoop Dogg, Chris Colfer, Mickey Guyton
• “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” (CBS/Global): Sturgill Simpson, Jon Stewart
• “Late Night with Seth Meyers” (NBC/CTV): Billy Bob Thornton, Nick Baglio
• ” The Late Late Show with James Corden” (CBS/CTV): Khloe Kardashian, Jade Bird
• “The Talk” (CBS): Billy Gardell, Folake Olowofoyeku
• “Live with Kelly and Ryan” (ABC/CTV): Leslie Odom Jr., Vanessa Lachey
• “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” (NBC/CTV): Melissa McCarthy
• “The Kelly Clarkson Show” (Check local listings): 50 Cent, Glenn Howerton, ITZY, Trisha Yearwood
• “The Good Doctor” (ABC): Season 5 premiere
• “Citizen Hearst: An American Experience Special” (PBS): Born into one of America’s wealthiest families, William Randolph Hearst builds the nation’s largest media empire by the 1930s.
• “Voices Magnified: Youth Digital Crisis” (A&E): First-person stories of young adults grappling with the obsessive use of social media; a look at how digital technologies impact stress-levels, social interactions, self-esteem and mental health.
• “Chocolate Meltdown: Hershey’s After Dark” (FOOD): Three pastry chefs are locked in an abandoned Hersheypark overnight to reveal who has the most-inspired take on a creepy-crawly carnival.
BS MUSIC NOTES:
• Kanye West — Netflix has released the first teaser for “Jeen-yuhs,” a 3-act documentary following him over a 20-year period, featuring behind-the-scenes footage as he builds his way from singer to businessman and becomes a global brand. It is also said to look at his failed 2020 presidential bid and the death of his mother, Donda. LINK: https://tinyurl.com/2paymcjz
• Kelly Clarkson – is officially single. It’s been confirmed that a judge signed off on a legal dissolution of her marriage from Brandon Blackstock in early August, 15 months after she filed for divorce. Coincidentally (or not), last week she released ‘Christmas Isn’t Cancelled (Just You)’, which is being called a Christmas break-up song. LINK: https://tinyurl.com/f2yd6m
• Fugees — Fans had to wait over 3 hours to catch the group’s first concert in 16 years on Wed. Their pop-up reunion show went down at the Roof at Pier 17 in New York, with more than 3,500 in attendance. Their reunion tour kicks off in Chicago on Nov. 2.
• Guns N’ Roses – will drop the 4-song EP, “Hard Skool”, on February 25. The release, which is exclusive to the band’s official store, will contain the 2 new songs the band has released in the last 2 months — the title track and ‘Absurd’ — plus live versions of ‘Don’t Cry’ and ‘You’re Crazy’.
• Robert Plant – “Raise the Roof”, his second album of Americana covers with Alison Krauss drops on Nov. 19, but he says in spite of the fact that he stepped away from Led Zeppelin-style music many years ago, he may return to hard rock someday. Quote: “How remarkable for me to be able to jump ship so long ago now. But I have a jetpack on my back in case I want to go back.”
• Ashley McBryde – had to postpone shows over the weekend after sustaining a “pretty harsh concussion” in a horse-riding accident in Montana. The fall resulted in a trip to the ER where she was also treated for few stitches and “some very sore bones”, according to her Instagram posts. She promised fans that she’ll be back on stage as soon as she can.
• Carrie Underwood – isn’t waiting to celebrate the Christmas season. She released ‘Favorite Time of Year’ on Friday.” It appears on the just-released special edition of her Christmas album “My Gift”. The 14-track project features a mix of original songs and holiday staples including ‘Silent Night’ and ‘O Come All Ye Faithful’. LINK: https://tinyurl.com/kcczseb5
• Brett Young – will release “Brett Young & Friends Sing the Christmas Classics” on Oct. 22. It features 8 well-known Christmas songs recorded with artists such as Maddie & Tae, Darius Rucker and Colbie Caillat.
SHOOTING THE BULL
THE COLD SEASON:
I hope you’ve enjoyed the past year and a half with no cold or flu, because according to experts, those are coming back – with a vengeance. With public health measures easing in many places and more people travelling, a variety of traditional respiratory viruses are already reappearing this fall. Common conditions such as enterovirus and rhinovirus — which causes the common cold — saw low rates of transmission last winter due to physical distancing and mask wearing. But they began circulating more widely over the summer. And with kids back in school, we’ll probably see even more cold-like symptoms in the coming weeks. As far as flu goes, it’s hard to predict. Last year’s flu season was almost non-existent due to COVID-19 measures. North America usually gets a preview of the upcoming flu season by watching Australia and New Zealand during their winter. But those countries saw low flu activity again this year, likely as a result of lockdowns. And what can you do to avoid getting sick in the coming weeks and months? Experts say you should practice healthy hand hygiene, and get a flu shot when it becomes available.
(That sounds strangely familiar…)
(I’m the only person in the world who can catch a cold without being exposed to a virus…)
(Sounds like some sort of sick joke…)
⇒ According to a new study, working out may not help as much as we thought. International researchers looking into how physical activity impacts metabolism found that increasing levels of activity may bring diminishing returns in energy expenditure. Their results, published in the journal Current Biology, show that for every 100 calories burned as a result of working out, most people will net fewer than 72 calories burned due to reduced basal energy expenditure. BEE is how many calories are burned simply by being alive. (And the energy drink I have during my workout is 72 calories, so…)
⇒ Regular sauna use has many of the same benefits of exercise, including extending your life, according to a forthcoming study in the journal Experimental Gerontology. Dr. Rhonda Patrick, one of the study’s authors, says the benefits of regular sauna use also include preventing dementia, depression, inflammation and improving muscle mass, plus flushing toxins out of the body. She suggests 4 sweat sessions per week, and you should start seeing results within 2 weeks. (The problem with my local gym sauna is that the guy next to me flushes his toxins right onto the hot rocks!)
NEW GOOD NEWS:
➢ Plumber Kev Crane’s rendition of the Talking Heads’ ‘Burning Down the House’ actually brought down the house — and landed him a record deal. In July, the 49-year-old was singing along to the radio while working on a job in Leicestershire, England. The homeowner, Paul Conneally, who launched the independent label New Reality Records last year, was impressed by Crane’s voice, and asked if he would be interested in releasing an album on his record label. The plumber, who has been recording original songs in his makeshift studio during the pandemic, says he was “gobsmacked.” Crane’s album “Why Can’t I Be You?” was released last month. (Who’s going to tell him that you can make more money as a plumber these days?)
➢ Kim Cormier was working outside her Kingston, Ontario home when a homeless man’s scooter blew a tire. After watching David McDonald’s things for him while he got a new inner tube, Cormier invited him in for dinner. Over the meal, McDonald, Cormier, and her partner started what has become a beautiful friendship. First, they began helping McDonald out with donations of personal items. Eventually they invited McDonald to set up quarters in their backyard, and gave him a new tent, mattress, couch, and a refrigerator. Next, she launched an online fundraiser to buy McDonald his own tiny house for $18,000. The response was so overwhelming that McDonald’s micro-house is set to be delivered before the cold weather sets in. And while the brand-new tiny home can be transported anywhere, Cormier says that since she considers McDonald “part of the family,” he can stay as long as he likes. (And the way things are going, it’ll be worth twice that by the time he gets it!)
USEFUL LIFE TIPS SHARED BY A GUY ON TWITTER:
( User @chrishlad went through Reddit’s “Life Pro Tips” and found the best ones to share with everyone…)
☞ If you’re stuck on an annoying call, put your phone on airplane mode instead of hanging up. The other person sees “call failed” instead of “call ended”.
☞ Getting angry at people for making mistakes doesn’t teach them not to make mistakes. It teaches them to hide their mistakes.
☞ When arguing with someone, ask: “What proof would it take to change your mind?” If they can’t give you an answer, stop wasting your time.
☞ If you want to search for free software online, don’t search for “free”. Search for “open source” to avoid limited trial versions and malware.
☞ Be careful who you vent to at work. Just because they listen, it doesn’t mean they are your friend or have your best interests at heart.
☞ If someone insults you during a meeting, pretend you didn’t hear, and ask them to repeat themselves. They’ll either repeat the insult and look rude or realize their mistake and apologize.
DID YOU KNOW?
William Shatner will reportedly go where Jeff Bezos has gone before. The “Star Trek” star is expected to head to space on an upcoming civilian flight of Blue Origin’s New Shepard rocket. If he does take part in the flight with Bezos’ company, that would make the 90-year-old actor the “oldest person ever to be launched into space”. Bezos himself went on a brief flight to space on the New Shepard in July, and was joined by 82-year-old Wally Funk, who became the oldest person to travel into space.
BS CHRONOMETER 09.27.21
TODAY’S CELEBIRTHDAYS . . .
1947  Meat Loaf [Marvin Lee Aday], Dallas TX, rock singer (‘Paradise by the Dashboard Light’, ‘I’d Do Anything for Love (But I Won’t Do That)’
1958  Shaun Cassidy, Los Angeles CA, TV actor (“Hardy Boys” 1977-1979)/pop singer (‘Da Doo Ron Ron’)
1964  Stephan Jenkins, Oakland CA, rock singer (Third Eye Blind-‘How’s It Going to Be’, ‘Semi-Charmed Life’)
1972  Gwyneth Paltrow, LA CA, ‘Goop’ lifestyle company founder/movie actress (“Iron Man” movies, “Shakespeare in Love”)/married to Chris Martin of Coldplay 2003-16
1978  Brad Arnold, Escatawpa MS, rock singer (3 Doors Down-‘Here Without You’, ‘Kryptonite’)
1982  Anna Camp, Aiken SC, TV actress (‘The Mindy Project’, ‘True Blood’) Movie actress (‘Pitch Perfect’ films)
1982  Lil’ Wayne [Dwayne Carter Jr], New Orleans LA, rapper (‘How to Love’, ‘Lollipop’)
1984  Avril Lavigne, Napanee ON, pop singer (‘Girlfriend’, ‘Complicated’)/married to Sum 41’s Deryck Whibley 2006-10, Nickelback’s Chad Kroeger 2013-15
TODAY’S BS REASONS TO PARTY . . .
• “Ancestor Appreciation Day”, a day to learn about and appreciate one’s forebears. (Hey, without them, you wouldn’t be here!)
• “Chocolate Milk Day”, something unheard of until the Van Houten company in Holland invented a cocoa pressing method in 1828. In 2006, a study determined that chocolate milk is a better post-workout recovery drink than white milk, water, or most sports drinks.
• “Corned Beef Hash Day”, Hash is a culinary term for a mixture of foods that have been finely chopped or diced. Corned beef hash is not only a delicious traditional American comfort food, it’s also easy to make. There are no rules regarding what you can and cannot include in your corned beef hash, but diced potatoes and corned beef is pretty important.
• “Crush a Can Day”, to remind everyone to do their part in recycling. Here are some “canned facts”:
⇒ If you laid all the aluminum cans recycled in 2010 end to end, they would circle the earth 169 times.
⇒ In America, 105,800 cans are recycled every minute.
⇒ There is no limit to the amount of times an aluminum can, can be recycled.
⇒ Your television can run for 3 hours from the energy saved by recycling one can.
⇒ Aluminum cans are worth about a penny each.
⇒ More aluminum goes into beverage cans than any other product.
• “World Tourism Day”, as declared by the UN’s World Tourism Organization. The 2021 Theme: “Tourism for Inclusive Growth” LINK: https://www.unwto.org/wtd2021
COMING UP . . .
[Tues] Fish Tank Floorshow Night
[Tues] Drink Beer Day
[Wed] Confucius Day
[Wed] World Heart Day
This Week Is…Fall Foliage Week
This Month Is…Fall Hat Month
THIS DAY IN SHOWBIZ…
2008  Scarlett Johansson and Ryan Reynolds are married at Clayoquot Wilderness Retreat in Tofino, BC (they divorce in 2011)
2014  George Clooney marries lawyer Amal Alamuddin at the 7-star Aman Canal Grande hotel in Venice, Italy
2017  Hugh Hefner, magazine publisher and businessman (Playboy), dies of natural causes at 91
TODAY’S MUSIC EVENT . . .
2011  85-year-old Tony Bennett becomes the oldest living person to top the album chart with “Duets II”, featuring collaborations with Amy Winehouse, Lady Gaga, and more
TODAY’S FIRST . . .
2000  The first Olympic Gold Medal ever in taekwondo is won by Greek athlete Michail Mouroutsos in Sydney, Australia
TODAY’S RECORD . . .
2013  Tiger Woods is named ‘PGA Tour Player of the Year’ for the 11th time
BS WHACK FACTS:
✓ Cows ‘moo’ with regional accents.
✓ Worms reportedly taste like bacon.
✓ Honey is used sometimes for antifreeze mixtures and in the center of golf balls.
✓ It cost $7.5 million to build the Titanic…and $200 million to make the movie.
✓ 4.6% of applicants to Harvard are accepted. 2.3% of Walmart job applicants are.
✓ The first-ever online e-commerce transaction was Stanford students buying marijuana from MIT students.
BS DEEP THOUGHTS FROM THE COOKIE MONSTER:
• Your stomach thinks all potatoes are mashed.
• Lasagna is just spaghetti flavored cake.
• Onion rings are vegetable donuts.
• It is weird that we cook bacon and bake cookies.
• To a scorpion, lobsters are mermaids.
• Cookie dough is the sushi of desserts.
TODAY’S SCOOP OF BS:
➠ Oktoberfest 2021 in Germany was cancelled this year. Did you know that German beer has a higher alcohol content than other beers? (In case you ever wondered why Hasselhoff loves it there…and why Germans love him so much…)
➠ Two illustrations from J.K. Rowling’s forthcoming children’s book “The Christmas Pig” have been revealed. (I’m not so confident this should be for children. There’s lots of swearing and violence. And that’s just from me, when I found out it wasn’t about Harry Potter!)
➠ This Friday is National Coffee Day. (Standing in line at Starbucks is a great way to possibly meet next year’s biggest screenwriter!)
➠ Two Japanese sisters have just been dubbed the world’s oldest twins, at age 107. (In the process, keeping Dolly Parton’s at #3 and 4.
➠ Meat Loaf is now 74. (That’s both the singer . . . and the dinner entree I’ll have tonight at the Golden Corral…)
BS U-PICK TRIVIA:
• What is a baby goat called?
a) Kid [CORRECT]
c) Baby goat
• How often does the moon orbit Earth?
a) every 365 days
b) every 27 days [CORRECT]
c) every 30 days
d) Once in a blue moon
• In “The Office”, what object of Dwight’s does Jim put in Jell-O?
a) Computer mouse
b) Coffee Mug
c) Stapler [CORRECT]
BS WEB GOODIE:
I can totally do this (the first 6 seconds, at least): https://tinyurl.com/sw58fh65
BS RANDOM JOKE:
Yesterday, I met the person who is the reason they have to put directions on shampoo bottles.
BS PHONE STARTER:
What 3 words are better to hear than “I love you”?
BS WATER COOLER QUESTION:
Question: When it comes to hygiene, 4 in 10 people lie about THIS. What is it?
Answer: How often they floss their teeth
BS DEEP THOUGHT:
There are two kinds of people in this world; those who want to get things done, and those who don’t want to make mistakes.