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THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW- Fri 1/10/14

Kelly Osbourne and Matthew Mosshart have called off their engagement.

NBC premiered its latest drama from Dick Wolf, "Chicago P.D." to a solid rating Wednesday night. Over on CBS, which won the night, the People's Choice Awards rose to a four-year high with total viewers.

Emily Maynard tried to find love twice on "The Bachelorette" but came up empty. Then, off-camera, she met Tyler Johnson and the two are engaged.

Late actor Larry Hagman will be featured in the upcoming new season of " Dallas" when producers use old footage of his iconic character J.R. Ewing. He passed away in November, 2012 after a battle with cancer. The series killed off his backstabbing oil baron character during the show's 2013 run.

Warren Haynes and Derek Trucks have announced they're leaving the Allman Brothers Band at the end of the year to pursue their own music dreams and spend more time with their families.

The Military Channel is rebranding to the American Heroes Channel.

Cee Lo Green visited Woodinville, Washington, (just northeast of Seattle) to get a close up look at a treehouse recording studio, that will be featured on an upcoming episode of "Treehouse Masters" on the Animal Planet channel.

The WWE will launch of a 24-hour streaming network on February 24 that will feature the wrestling outfit's pay-per-view events. Consumers will pay $9.99 per month.

A Canadian teenager was munching on a bag of Safeway Spanish peanuts when he bit down on something hard... and it was... a human tooth. (not his)

Two customers walked into the Cracker Barrel restaurant in Lincoln, Nebraska, and asked to be seated with the crankiest server. They were told the restaurant didn't have any cranky servers, so they were seated with the very nice 18-year-old Abigail Sailors. Through the course of the meal, they picked Abigail's mind for details on her challenging life and, before they left, wrote checks to the tune of $6,000 for her to better her life.

The White House approved an extension for the International Space Station until at least 2024.

Meanwhile, Nat Geo plans to do a live special from Space Station.

Fidel Castro, who's now 87 years old, made a rare public appearance this week. [Well, it's so hard to say no to The People's Choice Awards.]

MORE THAN HALF IN CONGRESS ARE MILLIONAIRES _ A new study (conducted by the Center for Responsive Politics) shows that for the first time, more than half those in the House and Senate are millionaires. In the House, the study found that Democrats on average were wealthier than Republicans. In the Senate, the opposite was true.

A GAS GRILL THAT TELLS YOU WHEN TO FLIP THE BURGERS _ For those whose grilling skills are on the weak side there's now a voice-activated grill. Lynx Smart Grill automatically cook foods based on user commands. And it tells you when flip your meats. But the price tag is a hefty $7,000.

1 IN 5 PET OWNERS WOULD GIVE UP PETS OVER SMARTPHONES _ A new survey shows one in five pet owners would sacrifice a 30-day supply of pet cuddles for the sake of their smartphone.

WACKY-BUT-TRUE: 361 CALLS TO 911 FROM MYSTERY PHONE _ Someone out there just can't stop calling 911. And Sarnia, Ontario, police would like to find out why. Since Christmas, a mystery caller in the city has placed 361 calls to the 911 call center.

TAYLOR SWIFT DATING SNAPCHAT CEO? _ Gossip sites say Taylor Swift is dating the CEO of Snapchat. Sources say Taylor and Evan Spiegel "spent their holidays attached at the lips."

The new "AudioOrb" is being billed as the world's first speaker you can sleep inside. The AudioOrb allows you to be fully cocooned inside a clear spherical bubble where 18 speakers play your favorite music

 

On Monday, an off-duty firefighter in Texas saw an 18-wheeler on fire . . . ran over to help . . . and found out it was a Coors BEER truck.  So he sprayed several cans of Coors on the fire before it could spread.  And without the Coors, the whole truck probably would've gone up.

 

A woman in Florida recently opened a bag of frozen spinach . . . and found a BIRD HEAD inside.


IN THEATERS _ The Legend of Hercules (PG-13); Her (R); Lone Survivor (R)

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