THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW- Wed 3/20/13
March 20, 2013
"The Office" is almost over, but Rainn Wilson already has his next job lined up, as a cop in a new CBS pilot.
A&E's "Bates Motel" premiere debuted with 3 million viewers on Monday night.
Beyonce says she put on 57 pounds while pregnant with Blue Ivy, but lost all that extra weight in 3 months. OK, group hate!
Just so you know -- the odds of filling out a perfect March Madness brack is 1 in 9.2 quintillion.
Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak's home in Los Gatos, California, is on the market. Yours for just $4.395 million.
Katie Holmes won't talk about her ex, Tom Cruise, but she does say that she hopes 2013 is a better year.
Two London men were arrested, allegedly planning to kidnap and behead singer Joss Stone.
Lil Wayne is out of the hospital. Still don't know the cause of the seizures that put him in there.
Don't know what T-Mobile's up to, but they sent out invitations to an exclusive event next week. Inside, it said: "We're still a wireless company. We're just not going to act like one anymore."
Spring officially arrived overnight, the earliest in a century.
Lindsay Lohan accepted a plea deal Monday that'll lock her up in rehab for 90 days.
Bill O'Reilly and his wife separated back in 2010, their divorce is now final, but it's still one bitter topic.
Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert say "Ignore the rumors, we're still happily married!"
Samsung confirms they're coming out with their own version of the eventual Apple Smartwatch. The battle continues.
SO LONG, WINTER
- Many parts of the country will disagree, but winter's over. Spring (begins/began) this morning at 6:02 CT.
STATUE OF LIBERTY TO REOPEN BY INDEPENDENCE DAY
_ The Statue of Liberty, which took a beating from Superstorm Sandy, will reopen to the public by Independence Day. The statue itself wasn't damaged but its surrounding island was.
The new Pope officially began his papacy this week. [The first thing he did was ban really big soft drinks.]
WHERE CAN YOU BUY A SAUSAGE DOUBLE BEEF BURGER? _
McDonald's China is now serving Sausage Double Beef Burgers. It's two beef patties and two plump sausages drizzled with mustard.
PEOPLE ARE ABANDONING CABLE AND SATELLITE FOR STREAMING
_ Used to be if someone said they didn't have a TV you just had to look at them funny. No cable? No satellite TV? No rabbit ears picking up free over-the-air HD? Weirdo. But today "zero TVers" are becoming more commonplace. In 2007 the number of U.S. households with no TV was just over 2 million. Today it's five million.
WOMAN IN INDIA HAS FIVE HUSBANDS
_ If your husband doesn't help with household chores much, get a few more. Husbands, that is. In a small village in northern India five brothers are married to a 21-year-old woman. Rajo Verma says, "I get a lot more attention and love than most wives. I sleep with them in turn."
KATY PERRY AND JOHN MAYER BREAK UP AGAIN
_ Katy Perry and John Mayer have reportedly split for a second time. Perry and Mayer began dating last summer, briefly broke up, but had reconciled by September.
You may not consider yourself a HOARDER . . . but a new study found that nine out of 10 people could make at least $1,500 just by selling the old junk they don't use anymore. And the study found almost EVERYONE has some clothes, books, or shoes in their house they never use.
In April, 1988, the
"Los Angeles Times Magazine"
did a cover story predicting what life would be like in 2013. Now that 25 years have passed, a class at USC is looking back to see what they got right. They correctly predicted video chatting, long-distance classes, smart phones, and GPS systems in cars. But they also said we'd have robot maids and robot pets.
Coca-Cola is about to roll out a new product next month called Fruitwater. But unlike Vitaminwater, which contains vitamins, Fruitwater will not contain a SINGLE TRACE OF FRUIT. Just chemicals to give it fruit flavors.
Yesterday, around 6:00 A.M., someone spotted an 18-year-old pushing an AIR CONDITIONER down the street in a wheelbarrow. When the cops stopped him, he explained what happened. He was recently convicted of shoplifting from WALMART and owed a
settlement . . . so his plan was to sell the stolen air conditioner to pay that off. He was arrested.
Just in time for Easter, police in Georgia have busted a couple for RABBIT HOARDING. They went to a house because of a probation violation, and found at least 77 RABBITS running around inside . . . plus, quote, "copious amounts of rabbit feces on the ground, beds, couches, [and] counters." The 47-year-old man and woman in the house were arrested for animal cruelty.
A woman in Pennsylvania was arrested for parking her car on some train tracks so a train would hit it . . . because she was annoyed by the train whistle blowing when she was on the phone.
An 18-year-old in Kentucky was charged with disorderly conduct for shouting "Bingo" in a crowded bingo hall, when he hadn't really won. The judge also ordered him not to say the word for six months.
There's a chicken in China that lays huge eggs that have another entire egg inside it.
NEW ON DVD THIS WEEK
_ Released on March 19
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
Zero Dark Thirty
This Is 40
Quincy, M.E.: Season Five
Roseanne: The Complete Seventh Season
Roseanne: The Complete Eighth Season
That '70s Show: Season Seven
That '70s Show: Season Eight