THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW TUES 10/02/12
10/2/2012 5:50:00 AM
THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW
- If you like "The Soup," good news. Joel McHale has been signed to continue it for at least another two years.
- Emmy award-winner "Homeland" returned with ratings that were 60% higher than the show's initial premiere. Meanwhile, "Dexter" opened to its biggest premiere audience ever for its seventh season. Both are on Showtime.
- Meanwhile, NBC took Sunday night with "Sunday Night Football" but ABC's "Once Upon a Time" pulled a 3.8 rating becoming Sunday night's highest rated scripted show.
- This week is the 30th birthday of the compact disc. It was the first week of October, 1982, that Billy Joel's "52nd Street" album was released on a CD, the first.
- Seth MacFarlane will host the 85th Annual Academy Awards. The annual telecast will take place February 24 and air live on ABC.
- Scary moment over the weekend in baseball when the flight carrying the Baltimore Orioles had to make an emergency landing in Jacksonville, Florida, Sunday night after a fire broke out in the kitchen.
- George Michael WAS going to tour Australia in November and December, but has canceled all of his shows... saying he's just not up to it.
- Former Partridge family kid Danny Bonaduce is playing radio these days in Seattle. At an appearance Friday night, a fan asked if she could kiss him and then leaned in and sank her teeth into his cheek. She had to be pulled off of him. He says he's not filing charges.
- Justin Bieber threw up on stage at his concert in Arizona Saturday night... but hung in there and finished the show.
- Art Garfunkel was supposed to appear at two concerts in Sweden over the weekend... and was a no-show.
- A Senator is warning that milk prices could double if congress doesn't pass a new farm bill.
- The man in Lady Gaga's life: Taylor Kinney, who's got a new TV show starting up soon, called "Chicago Fire."
- Guns belonging to the 1930's gangsters Bonnie & Clyde sold at an auction for $504,000!
- Now they're saying, because of this summer's drought, you're going to see the price of meat skyrocket in the near future.
- CAMPAIGN URGES NEIGHBORS TO 'SAY HI' _ A Swedish housing company announced a $137,000 campaign aimed at encouraging neighbors to greet one another. The "Say Hi" campaign (announced by MKB) includes a brochure distributed to tenants with instructions on how to make small talk with neighbors. The pamphlet advises neighbors to prepare open-ended greetings and avoid yes-or-no questions.
- That guy that supposedly attacked Lindsay Lohan is a GOP congressional staffer. [Eyewitnesses say he and Lohan got into a physical confrontation after several hours of intense debate over the role the U.S. should play in the revolution in Syria.]
- BEER & BACON DEEP FRIED WHITE CASTLE SLIDER _ Is the world ready for a Beer and Bacon Battered Deep Fried Slider? I say yes. Too bad the White Castle treat won't be available at White Castle restaurants -- it's the invention of the food bloggers at DudeFoods.com.
- ALLEGEDLY DRUNK CYCLIST HITS PATROL CAR _ Authorities in Oregon said a man arrested on a drunken driving charge allegedly hit a deputy's patrol car. Damage to the cop's car was minimal since the 32-year-old drunk was on his bicycle.
- DREW BARRYMORE NAMES BABY _ Drew Barrymore is a mom. Baby Olive was born September 26th.
- Seeing a UFO fly over your yard is OUT. These days, people are spotting UFOs on GOOGLE MAPS. Three UFO sightings have been reported in the U.S., all on the Google Maps street view. One is in Texas, one's in New Mexico, and one's in South Carolina.
- There's a 27-year-old, 220-pound gym teacher in New York who used to play college football, and he's suing the elementary school where he works . . . because a FIRST grader attacked him last April. The kid karate-kicked him at least twice, fractured his ankle, and injured his knee. The teacher still uses a brace, and needs therapy for stress from the incident.
- It doesn't matter what PRESIDENT OBAMA and MITT ROMNEY say at the debate tomorrow night . . . the election will be decided by their BLINKING. An expert from Boston College says the candidate who blinks less during the debates has won every presidential election but one since 1980. The only exception was GEORGE W. BUSH in 2000.
- On Saturday AND yesterday, American Airlines flights to Miami had ROWS OF SEATS come LOOSE during the flights and start sliding around the plane. Both flights made safe emergency landings. The sliding seats were blamed on subcontractors who didn't properly reattach the seats after maintenance.
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