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Things U Need 2 Know- 1/25/13

  • If they pass a bill in Oregon, it would make cigarettes available only by prescription.
  • Russell Crowe as Noah? Yes sir, he'll star in a new movie about Noah's Ark set for release in 2014.
  • Union membership in the U.S. is down to its lowest rate in 70 years!
  • Bradley Cooper says he would love to play Lance Armstrong in a movie.
  • The movie "Cloud Atlas" has arrived in China. But by the time government censors cut out the parts that offended them, they had removed 38 minutes of the movie.
  • Supermodel Kate Upton's Super Bowl commercial is being criticized by a parenting group. In the 90-second spot for Mercedes-Benz, Upton washes the company's latest model dressed in a skimpy outfit while being watched by a group of young football players.
  • Country singer Chely Wright is pregnant with identical twins.
  • The man who was the voice of Charlie Brown in several "Peanuts" TV shows was charged Wednesday with stalking and threatening his former girlfriend and a plastic surgeon who gave her a breast enhancement he didn't like.
  • April 7, by the way, is the day for the season 6 premiere of "Mad Men."
  • Adele is going to perform "Skyfall" at the Academy Awards. By the way, her baby's name hasn't been officially announced, but the rumor mill has it as Angelo.
  • HBO has renewed "Girls" for its third season and CBS has renewed its top daytime talker Dr. Phil through the 2016-17 season.
  • Justin Timberlake will be a special guest at DirecTV's pre-Super Bowl "Super Saturday Night" event on February 2, which will be co-hosted by Mark Cuban.
  • It's said that Kelly Osbourne has gotten secretly engaged.
  • A new study claims that smoking shortens your lifespan by at least 10 years.
  • For the record, Justin Bieber has more followers now than Lady Gaga, making him the current champ.
  • In Chicago, a couple has glued 60,000 pennies to the floor of their bedroom, just because they can.
  • HO, HO, HO _ It's 11 months till Christmas.
  • The National Institutes of Health (NIH) say that they are close to retiring most of their research chimpanzees. [Good news: they'll be replaced by TV reality stars.] 
  • FACEBOOK TEAMS WITH SAVE.ORG TO STUDY SUICIDE VICTIMS' ACTIVITIES _ Facebook is teaming up with Save.org (Suicide Awareness Voices of Education) to study suicide victims' activity on the social network prior to their deaths. Save.org hopes the collaboration will help family, friends, and social networks better identify warning signs.
  • GIRL DRIVES 60 MILES FOR FACEBOOK FIGHT _ A 16-year-old girl Indiana allegedly drove 60 miles to beat up another girl who spread rumors about her on Facebook. The victim's mother pulled the teens apart and the attacker left, but police arrested her when she later drove by the other girl's home again. 
  • Have men really gotten THIS high maintenance?  A new survey found that men now take LONGER to get ready to go out than women.  Between showering, shaving, styling, and picking clothes, the average man takes 75 minutes to get ready.  The average woman takes 70 minutes.
  • According to a new study, EVERYONE lies about their weight.  The only difference is how much we shave off.  Men shave off anywhere from one to five pounds, depending on how overweight they are.  Women shave off one to six pounds. 
  • In a new survey, we've finally admitted we're more excited about the Super Bowl COMMERCIALS than the game itself.  39% of people say the commercials are their favorite part of the Super Bowl . . . only 28% went with the game. 
  • According to a new survey by CareerBuilder, the perk employees say would be MOST likely to keep them from leaving their job is . . . getting to work a half day on Friday.  On-site fitness centers . . . the chance to wear jeans to work . . . catered lunches . . . and massages also made the top five.
  • BEYONCE'S SUPER BOWL SONG LIST _ Us Weekly has gotten its hands on her rumored set list.
  • Crazy in Love
  • Bills Bills Bills
  • Survivor
  • Nuclear
  • J.J. ABRAMS WILL DIRECT THE NEXT STAR WARS FILM _ Sources confirm J.J. Abrams will direct the next Star Wars film for Disney. Argo director Ben Affleck was also in contention. 
  • NUMBER FOR THE DAY _ 4.5 million: Pizzas eaten in America every hour.
  • NEW ON DVD THIS WEEKEND _  End of Watch (Jake Gyllenhaal); The Paperboy (Nicole Kidman, Matthew McConaughey, John Cusack, Zac Efron); Universal Soldier: Day of Reckoning (Jean-Claude Van Damme, Dolph Lundgren)

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