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THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW- Tues 01/07/14

The Wildcard playoff action for the NFL resulted in multiple viewership records being broken. NBC posted its best-ever Wildcard Saturday with more than 30 million viewers for its doubleheader, while Fox saw its own wildcard record fall with the San Francisco 49ers win over the Green Bay Packers. 
 
This year's lineup for the "Puppy Bowl" has been announced, the Animal Planet's half-time alternative for the Super Bowl game. 
 
NBC News denies the report that Ann Curry is leaving. 
 
Sandra Bullock says she made the mistake of 'Googling' herself online, and now she is convinced no one should ever read the anonymous comments made. "Sandra Bullock is over 40" came up a lot and comments on her acting and looks. 
 
Cameron Diaz is urging women to let their hair grow and resist the temptation to keep their genitals shaved in a new book. 
 
Kei$ha's rep says she'll be unavailable for the next 30 days, as she's checked into a rehab center for an eating disorder. 
 
The younger half of the Everly Brothers, Phil, died last Friday at age 74. There was a time when the Rolling Stones opened for them. 
 
Dennis Rodman announced the lineup for his team of former NBA players that are going to play an upcoming exhibition game in Korea: Kenny Anderson, Cliff Robinson, Vin Baker. Craig Hodges, Doug Christie and Charles D. Smith. They'll play against a top North Korean Senior National team. 
 
Not much was said when Michael Muhney was fired from "The Young and the Restless" last month... but now we're hearing it was after complaints from a co-star of "groping." 
 
German Chancellor Angela Merkel has injured her pelvis in a cross-country skiing trip. 
 
Daft Punk and Stevie Wonder are going to perform together at the Grammy Awards, January 26. 
Steven Seagal says he is considering a run for Arizona governor. 
 
Dick Cheney's daughter, Liz, has dropped out of the race for a U.S. Senate seat in Wyoming, citing "serious family health issues."
DISH JUMP-STARTS THE HOPPER WITH 8 TUNERS _ At the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Dish Network unveiled the latest additions to its Hopper DVR line. The newest model has 8 tuners, which means you can record 8 shows at once.
 
SMARTPHONE-CONNECTED TOOTHBRUSH _ Say goodbye to gingivitis and cavities with Kolibree, the "world's first connected toothbrush". Announced this week at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, the Kolibree is able to provide users with details on their brushing habits, helping them to improve their overall dental health. The toothbrush can be connected to an app via Bluetooth, and each brush stroke is digitally recorded. 
 
If you search for the word "freezing" on Google . . . you'll mostly see CARTOON PORN.  Turns out there's a line of erotic graphic novels in Japan called "Freezing", about large-breasted female aliens who invade Earth . . . and it's become SO popular it dominates the Google search.
 
Two physicists from Michigan just ran a study to try to prove time travel exists . . . by searching FACEBOOK and TWITTER.  They searched to see if anyone had traveled back in time and referenced future events before they happened.  And in the end . . . no, they didn't find anything.  They still called it the, quote, "most comprehensive search yet for time travel from the future."
 
A 32-year-old in Italy was convicted of drug dealing and sentenced to house arrest.  But last week, he went to the cops and asked them to send him to PRISON . . . since he couldn't take being stuck at home with his NAGGING WIFE.  And the police complied.
 
TV TONIGHT _ Marg Helgenberger and Josh Holloway are back in prime-time in a new CBS drama called Intelligence (9p ET). Holloway plays a government intelligence agent who has a microchip installed in his brain that gives him to access all sorts of information available through Internet and satellites. 

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