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THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW WED 1/2/13

 

  • Actor Patrick Dempsey is looking at leading a group that would buy the Tulley's coffee company in Seattle.
  • Hef Hefner has married his runaway bride. The Playboy tycoon rang in the New Year as a married man after tying the knot with 26-year-old lingerie model Crystal Harris.
  • Kate Winslet got married in secret a couple of weeks ago, to Richard Branson's nephew.
  • Rumor is that Janet Jackson got engaged over the holiday break.
  • Zach Gilford, the "Friday Night Lights" star, married his longtime girlfriend, Kiele Sanchez during the holiday break.
  • Britney is working on her 8th studio album.
  • If you were detached from the news during the break, you should know that Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are expecting.
  • It was a Black Monday in the NFL. 8 head coaches and 5 GM's were fired on the final day of 2012.
  • The lowest-grossing film of 2012: Christian Slater's "Playback," which earned a whopping $264. No, that's not a misprint. It cost $7.5 million to produce.
  • Just 26 days after "Teen Mom 2's" Jenelle Evans married Courtland Rogers, the two have announced they're separating.
  • ESPN anchor Hannah Storm returned to the air on New Year's Day, exactly three weeks after she was seriously burned in a propane gas grill accident at her home.
  • Ann Curry is begging NBC to release her from her job so she can jump over to CNN.
  • The Academy Awards are giving members extra time to vote this year, as some have struggled with the new voting system. So now, they'll have until Friday to make their choices.
  • Couple of passings worth noting during the break: Jack Klugman, at 90 and singer Fontella Bass, she was 72.
  • Just the thing to cheer up former President Bush in the hospital on Friday -- a live performance by the Oak Ridge Boys.
  • Almost 100,000 people have signed an on-line petition to have Piers Morgan deported.
  • Performer Psy officially retired Gangnam Style with his New Year's Eve show. [Gangnam Style is now living in retirement in Florida, sharing a condo with the Macarena.]
  • DOCTORS: RECESS AS ESSENTIAL AS CLASS _ Great news for kids: Doctors are taking a stand on the benefits of recess, and not just for the exercise. It's just as important to children's development as class time is. The American Academy of Pediatrics is officially advocating a scheduled break during the school day. A pediatrician with the AAP says, "Children need to have downtime between complex cognitive challenges. They tend to be less able to process information the longer they are held to a task."
  • APPLE IS TESTING THE iPHONE 6 _ How's that iPhone 5 treating you? Pretty sweet piece of hardware, ain't it? Well before summer is over you'll want to upgrade to the iPhone 5S. Or will it be the iPhone 6? Sources say Apple is already testing the next iPhone. What will be new? One source says Apple will offer the next iPhone in 6 to 8 colors.
  • BURGLAR COOKED FOOD, SLEPT IN BED _ A Florida family returned from vacation to find a burglar had eaten their food and slept in a guest bed before fleeing with some belongings. The burglar got away with about $500 worth of gold jewelry and a bottle of Jack Daniels.
  • HUGH HEFNER GETS MARRIED AGAIN _ Playboy founder Hugh Hefner is off the market, again. The 86-year-old married former Playmate Crystal Harris -- she's 26 -- on New Year's Eve in a small ceremony captured on Twitter.
  • While your sentiments are appreciated, the fine people of Newtown, Connecticut, has received so many gifts since the December 14 massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary that a local official is kindly asking people to stop sending them. The mail office and workers just can't handle the volume.

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