Thursday January 18
18th day of 2013 with 347 remaining
Art and Kids Day (see above)
The End Of Love (c'mon, we were all shocked, that it lasted this long!) In 1996, after 20 months of marriage, Lisa Marie Presley filed for divorce from Michael Jackson, citing irreconcilable differences.
This Day in Music
1964, The Beatles made their US chart debut when 'I Want To Hold Your Hand' entered the chart at No.45 just ten days after its release, making it the fastest-breaking and the fastest selling single in Capitol Records history.
1965, The Rolling Stones recorded 'The Last Time' and 'Play With Fire' at the RCA studio in Hollywood, California. Phil Spector played acoustic guitar on 'Play With Fire.'
1967, Jimi Hendrix recorded an appearance on UK TV show Top Of The Pops and also played a show at the Seven and a Half Club in Mayfair, London.
1974, Former members from Free, (Paul Rodgers & Simon Kirke), Mott The Hoople, (Mick Ralphs), and King Crimson, (Boz Burrell), formed Bad Company.
1975, Barry Manilow scored his first US No.1 single when 'Mandy', (originally titled 'Brandy' when it was recorded in 1972 by Scott English), went to the top of the charts.
1975, Status Quo were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Down Down', the group's only UK No.1 from 52 hits between 1968 and 1996.
1981, Wendy O. Williams of The Plasmatics was arrested on stage at Milwaukee and was charged with the offense of simulating sex with a sledgehammer.
1989, At just 38 years old, Stevie Wonder became the youngest living person to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
1991, During an AC/DC North American tour three fans were killed during a crush in a crowd at a gig in Salt Lake City.
1993, Elton John resigned his directorship of Watford Football Club.
1997, Songwriter and producer Keith Diamond died of a heart attack. He wrote, 'Caribbean Queen' for Billy Ocean,
2004, Jennifer Lopez's divorce from her second husband Cris Judd became final. Lopez and Judd married in 2001.
2006, Animals in Michael Jackson's private zoo were declared to be in good health after officials paid a surprise visit to the singer's Neverland ranch.
2008, Four photographers were arrested for reckless driving after they chased Britney Spears' car on the outskirts of Los Angeles.
2011, The largest collection of Beatles memorabilia went on display in a new museum in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Rodolfo Vazquez, a 53-year-old accountant, turned his mammoth Beatles collection into a museum with more than 8,500 objects - setting the new world record for the largest collection of Beatles memorabilia.
This and That
Betty White received a very special – albeit very slightly scary – gift for her 91st birthday.
To mark her Thursday milestone, the Lifeline Program – a company dedicated to life-settlement specialists for which she is a spokesperson – adopted a red-tailed boa from the Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens in her name.
For White, a longtime supporter and ambassador to the zoo, the snake was a familiar face.
She first met Jacob on the set of "I'm Still Hot," her 2011 viral music video with singer Luciana that benefited the Los Angeles Zoo.
"Jacob the boa constrictor is good as gold and cuddles in my arms," she says in a statement, "and around my neck." (Look out, Pontiac!)
Slimy presents aside, White has a simple wish for her birthday this year. She's asking fans to donate to the Morris Animal Foundation, a nonprofit committed to animal health science. Her goal: to raise $10,000.
Boeing's 787 Dreamliner is having some issues. 50 Planes in service (or were), or the world's largest paper wieghts.
Exxon is going to begin drilling near the site of the Titanic wreckage. Did someone ask James Cameron?
Charlie Sheen wants back on Two and a Half Men. Too late, Ashton and Angus already sank the show
Lance Armstrong's Olympic medal has been stripped away. From his cold, oddly strong hand.
Twenty thousand emergency room visits have been linked to energy drinks. And at least 19,900 ran there.
UNDERCOVER BOSS (8p ET, CBS) -- Moe's Southwest Grill President Paul Damico goes undercover in this new edition.
LAST MAN STANDING (8p ET, ABC) -- New
BETTY WHITE’S OFF THEIR ROCKERS (8p ET, NBC) -- Two repeats air back to back.
SERIES FINALE: FRINGE (8p ET, FOX) -- With its 100th episode, Fringe says goodbye with this 2-hour finale.
MALIBU COUNTRY (8:30p ET, ABC) -- New
CSI: NY (9p ET, CBS) -- Laura Vandervoort (V, Smallville) guest stars in this new episode.
SHARK TANK (9p ET, ABC) -- Repeat
DATELINE (9p ET, NBC) -- A new, 2-hour edition.
BLUE BLOODS (10p ET, CBS) -- New
20/20 (10p ET, ABC) -- Repeat
And on the Big Screen
What star on-screen couples rake in the gold (in some cases platinum) at the box office. Here are your Top Ten:
- $1.7 Billion — Rob Pattinson and Kristen Stewart (Twilight)
- $125 Million — Rachel McAdams and Channing Tatum (The Vow)
- $103 Million — Jennifer Aniston and Adam Sandler (Just Go With It)
- $95 Million — Sarah Jessica Parker and Chris Noth (“Sex and the City”)
- $84 Million — Julianne Moore and Steve Carell (Crazy, Stupid, Love)
- $80 Million — Amanda Seyfried and Channing Tatum (Dear John)
- $71 Million — Natalie Portman and Ashton Kutcher (Friends With Benefits)
- $63 Million — Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth (The Last Song)
- $60 Million — Zac Efron and Taylor Schilling (The Lucky One)
- $59 Million — Reese Witherspoon and Robert Pattinson (Water For Elephants)
And the Award Goes to-the Doc
Why do so many stars have the flu right now? We've learned over the past week that Jennifer Lawrence, Meryl Streep, Hugh Jackman and Anne Hathaway have all been victims, and that's just the tip of the star cluster. Turns out, it's US! One Hollywood doctor explains: "They're actually more vulnerable to the flu than the average person. It's a matter of being in contact with so many people." Because of the sheer number of handlers, fans, reporters and glam squads they have surrounding them during every waking moment, it's no wonder America's Big Screen Gems are catching the flu.
5 date night ideas when you're both (that is regular folks) are sick. If you're both battling the flu, here are five date night ideas courtesy of YourTango.com
- Movie night
- Sick day TV marathon
- Cozy up in the kitchen (hot soup - canned or made from scratch)
- Fireside date night
- Steam it out (Hot shower or bath)
Of course, since you are already sick, no fear of close contact...sooo.
Couple o' Birthdays
• Kevin Costner is 58
• Dave Attell (Insomniac) is 48
• Jesse L. Martin (Law & Order) is 44
• Jason Segal (How I Met Your Mother, This Is 40) is 33
If you've ever had an unpleasant experience at a store or restaurant, what do you do? Yep, log quickly into Angie's List or Yelp and complain away. But where do businesses go to complain about you? No where! Until now...
Matt Stachel of Feasterville, Penn, has launched NastyClient.com, a site for business owners to exchange information on annoying customers. Customers that constantly bargain for a lower price, ask for free work, or don't pay their bill. A business can find those nasty customers in the NastyClient data base before accepting the job.
'I want the consumer to say, 'You know what? I better pay my plumber because I don't want to end up on Nasty Client," Matt told a reporter.