Things U Need 2 Know: Thurs 2/14/13

  • Lady Gaga's had to cancel four shows after injuring herself and now, she's unable to walk.
  • A new phenomenon among teens: sleep texting. Exactly what it sounds like -- texting people in their sleep.
  • 54-year-old John Alleman had become the unofficial spokesman for The Heart Attack Grill in Las Vegas. He died last week. Of a heart attack. The second spokesman in two years they've lost... from a heart attack.
  • If you've missed that doomsday feeling, there's a reported 12th century prediction that claims the next pope... will be the last pope before the end of the world.
  • Alec Baldwin and his wife are expecting their first child together later this summer.
  • NBC has been hitting some of its lowest viewing numbers in years. Yikes.
  • The bass player and co-founder of the Dave Clark Five, Rick Huxley, has died. He was 72.
  • Brian Wilson has confirmed that the Beach Boys will not reform again. He and bandmate Al Jardine were contractually dismissed from a 2012 reunion line-up by Mike Love, who owns the Beach Boys name, and he admits there are no plans for any future get togethers.
  • OK, did you know that Jenny McCarthy was the cousin of Melissa McCarthy?
  • CAN YOU GIVE A HUG FOR VALENTINE'S DAY? _ According to the British Heart Foundation, 90% of women want a simple hug for Valentines Day instead of a costly present. Um... no offense to the British Heart Foundation, but if I were you, guys, I'd also have a gift -- just in case.
  • COOL RANCH DORITOS-FLAVORED TACO COMING MARCH 7 _ Taco Bell has announced that its Doritos Locos Tacos in Cool Ranch flavor will be launched March 7. Taco Bell hopes the Cool Ranch sequel will be as successful as the original Doritos Locos Taco, with over 350 million sold in the past year.
  • SHE'LL LOVE THIS _ How to make bacon roses.
  • CROOK PHOTOCOPIES HIS FACE DURING BREAK-IN _ Cops in Ottawa, Ontario, are circulating an image they believe a break-in suspect took of himself. The crook broke into a Ford dealership and, at one point, photocopied his face. He left the photocopy behind.
  • HARRY POTTER BOOKS GET NEW COVER ART _ Harry Potter is getting a new look on his 15th birthday. At least, the book covers are, if not the young wizard. Scholastic, Harry Potter's U.S. publisher, unveiled on Wednesday a new cover for Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, the first of seven new covers for each book in the series. They will debut in September to celebrate the 15th anniversary of the first book's publication.
  • The worst time to wake up is before 5am. And it's best for your heart health to sleep in until 7am or 8am every day. To the delight of night owls everywhere, researchers from several universities and hospitals in the western Japanese city of Kyoto, have concluded that early-risers have a higher risk of developing heart problems than their friends who sleep in later.
  • Those candy conversation hearts have been around for 147 years, and the company that makes them has had to add or retire some of the messages on them over time.  Some of the best ones they've retired include HEP CAT . . . DIG ME . . . GROOVY . . . FAX ME . . . and YOU ARE GAY. 
  • According to a new survey, women think the right time to get engaged is two years into a relationship.  40% thought that was the right amount of time, making it the most-popular answer.  Only 15% said they'd be willing to wait three years . . . and almost HALF of women said they'd DUMP a guy before waiting five years.
  • Another emergency alert system was hacked to warn about zombie attack . . . this time in New Mexico.