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Things U Need 2 Know- Tues 3/19/13

  • Gwyneth Paltrow has two kids, but says she was nearly devastated after she miscarried a third.
  • The golden couple of Ryan Seacrest and Julianne Hough have reportedly broken up after two years.
  • Bobby Smith, the original lead singer of The Spinners has died. He was 77.
  • "Hair Care Services" for the U.S. Senate have cost taxpayers $5 million over the past 15 years. Thought you'd want to know.
  • Madonna went to the GLAD Media Awards over the weekend, dressed like a cub scout and demanding that the organization changed "their stupid rules" on gays.
  • Natalie Maines has pretty much moved on from her "Dixie Chicks" days and is performing these days as a solo act.
  • Morrissey is canceling his North America tour after suffering a series of health setbacks, including double pneumonia and a bleeding ulcer.
  • A new study shows that MSNBC is the most opinionated news channel of them all.
  • The name Kate and Wills are considering for their upcoming baby: Elizabeth Diana Carole.
  • Hoping Emma Watson will star in the "50 Shades of Grey" movie? Emma says that probably won't be happening.
  • Two in five parents of 18- to 35-year-olds still pay their cellphone bill.
  • The last episode of "The Office" was shot last week.
  • Rapper Tone Loc collapsed on stage at a downtown Des Moines performance late Saturday, abruptly ending the show.
  • Rihanna will take you along on her whirlwind concert tour May 6th on FOX. You'll be seeing hype soon on "777"... as she visits 7 cities in 7 days to promote her 7th album.
  • The Pope surprised people the other day by wading into the crowd and shaking hands and socializing. [He even did a pretty impressive Harlem Shake.]
  • WOMEN WORRY MORE THAN MEN _ This comes as a shock to nobody -- especially moms: women worry more than men. A study discovered that women were more likely than men to feel nervous, anxious and worried -- 22% to 16%. Younger and middle age men and women seemed to be the most stressed. The good news: the older you get, the happier and less stressed.
  • MISSILE COMMAND WORLD RECORD FINALLY FALLS _ After more than 30 years the Missile Command record has fallen. In 1982, a man named Victor Ali hits a score of 80,364,995 points. Over the weekend Victor Sandberg put up a total of 81,796,035 points. With allowed breaks, it took him more than 56 hours.
  • WOMAN STRIPS AT POWER COMPANY _ A power company in China cut off a woman's power supply over a debt and refused to reconnect her until she paid up. Instead she stripped off in front of staff at the power company's offices. Staff called police, who persuaded the woman to get dressed. As soon as police left, however, she took her clothes off for a second time and exasperated officials then agreed to reconnect her supply without payment.
  • LINDSAY LOHAN ACCEPTS PLEA DEAL WITH 90 DAYS IN REHAB _ Lindsay Lohan accepted a plea deal on Monday in a misdemeanor car crash case that includes 90 days in a locked-down rehabilitation facility.
  • DOWNLOAD THIS APP _ If you haven't filled out your bracket for the annual NCAA March Madness basketball extravaganza, you'll want to check out the Simple Bracket iPhone app. The app makes it easy to create and join pools and offers a sophisticated scoring system.
  • Don't feel old or anything . . . but here are a few things that turn THIRTY YEARS OLD this year:  Chicken McNuggets . . . "Star Wars VI:  Return of the Jedi" . . . the minivan . . . the camcorder . . . Microsoft Word . . . and Hooters. 
  • March Madness starts this Thursday . . . and according to a new survey, one in three workers will spend more than three hours a DAY watching basketball.  People also watch games online, which slows down companies' internet speeds, and affects everyone at the office . . . not just the people watching.  Overall, companies will lose about $134 million due to the drop in productivity on Thursday and Friday. 
  • Here are some results from a new survey on aliens, fairies, and conspiracy theories.  64% of adults believe there's intelligent life somewhere else in the universe, and 19% believe aliens have visited Earth.  13% believe the moon landings were FAKE . . . 6% believe in fairies . . . and 5% believe ELVIS faked his own death. 
  • Remember that guy who crossed NIAGARA FALLS on a tightrope last year?  He's announced his next stunt.  On Sunday, June 23rd, he's going to cross the GRAND CANYON on a tightrope.  And unlike the Niagara Falls stunt, this time, he WON'T be wearing a safety harness.  The stunt will be broadcast live on Discovery Channel.
  • NEW ON DVD TODAY _ Releases on March 19

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