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THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW MON 12/17/12

 

  • "Private Practice" will officially close its doors on January 22nd.
  • Hugh Jackman got his own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame last Thursday.
  • L.A. Reid says he's not returning to the X-Factor after this season.
  • A 24-year-old man was arrested for trespassing at Taylor Swift's Nashville home early Friday morning, telling police he took a bus from Wisconsin to be with the country star for her birthday.
  • ESPN Friday morning announced "First Take" panelist Rob Parker had been suspended following comments he made on Thursday's show regarding race and Redskins QB Robert Griffin III.
  • A man robbed a bank in Virginia last week wearing a Mitt Romney mask.
  • Nicole Richie and Joel Madden just celebrated their 2nd anniversary.
  • TV Land's comedy series "Retired At 35" starring George Segal is the first of the cable network's original ahowaa to be cancelled.
  • Amanda Bynes has resolved a misdemeanor hit-and-run case after settling with the other drivers. She was charged with leaving the scene of accidents in April and August without providing the proper information.
  • The 58-key upright piano used for the song "As Times Goes By" in the classic 1942 film "Casablanca" sold for $602,500 at a Sotheby's auction.
  • Congrats to Kelly Clarkson, who got engaged over the weekend to her boyfriend of a year, who is the son of her manager.
  • The top selling book at Amazon for 2012? "50 Shades of Grey."
  • According to a new survey, one in three men think they're more attractive after they've had a few drinks . . . but only one in eight women agree.  Two out of five women think men become LESS attractive when they drink.  One in four men think alcohol improves their performance in bed . . . but HALF of women say that's not true.  Two in five guys think they're funnier and dance better when they're drunk, but one in three women disagree.
  • Daylight Savings Time is TRYING TO KILL YOU.  A study out of Michigan found that there's a bump in FATAL HEART ATTACKS the Sunday we set the clocks ahead.  The researchers say that even losing that one hour of sleep can mess with a high-risk person's heart.  In 2013, we set the clocks ahead on March 10th. 
  • You know who's NOT worried about the supposed Mayan Apocalypse on Friday?  The 800,000 ACTUAL MAYANS in Mexico.  They know nothing's going to happen.  If anything, they're worried about the huge number of tourists headed to their sacred sites this week.
  • According to a study about bacteria living in our belly buttons, there are 2,368 different species there, including two never previously found on human skin. 

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