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TV/STREAMING . . .

Nick Cannon temporarily taking over 'The Wendy Williams Show'. "The Wendy Williams Show" is getting a temporary new host. Nick Cannon will take over the show on Feb. 4, Feb. 5 and Feb. 6. He'll be continuing Wendy Williams' signature segment, "Hot Topics." Earlier this month, Williams' family announced that she was still recovering from her fractured shoulder and also had to be hospitalized as a result of symptoms from her Graves' disease. "Despite her strong desire to return, she is taking a necessary, extended break from her show to focus on her personal and physical well-being," the statement read. A source told Page Six at the time, "Staff at [Williams'] show are eager to get back to work. We are all hoping she is well. The mood at the set is good ... We just want Wendy to get better." Distributor and producer Debmar-Mercury previously announced that the show would feature a variety of hosts starting the week of J…

Movies

Long Shot first look: Charlize Theron, Seth Rogen dive into international affairs. Five years after The Interview, producers Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg re-team with screenwriter Dan Sterling for another story that emulates the current state of political affairs. But this one, Rogen promises, won't incite hate mail from North Korea. "I think this movie will steer clear from the controversies that befell our previous collaboration," he jokes to EW. Once dubbed Flarsky, the latest from this producing pair stars Charlize Theron as a U.S. Secretary of State hoping to be the country's first female president, as revealed in EW's first-look photos at Long Shot. Sounds topical, right? Well, Rogen clarifies it's more of a love story similar to the style of Knocked Up that "takes place in another universe than our actual world." Like, there's no Trumpian figure, per se. Although, Alexander Skarsgrd plays another dreamboat Prime Minister of Canada and Bob…

Music

J. Cole and Meek Mill to headline NBA All-Star Game. Rapper J. Cole will headline the halftime show at the NBA All-Star Game. The seven-time Grammy Award nominee will return to his home state to perform a medley of hits at the Spectrum Center in Charlotte, North Carolina, on Feb. 17. He released his latest single, "Middle Child," on Jan. 23. The NBA also announced on Wednesday that Meek Mill will open the game and perform an introduction of the All-Star teams. Charlotte-born Anthony Hamilton will sing "The Star-Spangled Banner" and Grammy winner Carly Rae Jepsen will perform the Canadian national anthem. The 68th NBA All-Star Game will be broadcast on TNT. (PageSix)

Maroon 5 Cancels Pre-Super Bowl Press Conference in Unprecedented Move. The Super Bowl halftime show continues to stir controversy as the NFL announces that Maroon 5 will not participate in the traditional pre-game press conference. The National Football League made the surprise announcement just five da…

THE OTHER STUFF . . .

Bryce Dallas Howard honored by Harvard's Hasty Pudding. Bryce Dallas Howard, who has made her mark as an actor, producer and director, was named Harvard University's Hasty Pudding Theatricals 2019 Woman of the Year on Tuesday. "The Pudding is excited to honor an accomplished actress who has given such a wide range of critically acclaimed performances and is committed to expanding the role of women in every aspect of storytelling," the nation's oldest collegiate theatrical organization said in a statement. Howard will be honored with a parade through Cambridge on Thursday, to be followed by a roast where she will receive her pudding pot. The roast will be followed by a preview of the organization's latest production, "France France Revolution," its first that features a cast that includes women. "In addition to being fans of Bryce's work in TV and film, we admire her efforts to forge new pathways for female artists and creatives in Hollywood…

ENTERTAINMENT NEWS

America Ferrera Says Her Son, 8 Months, Is 'Army Crawling' and 'Comes to Work with Me Sometimes'. America Ferrera is fully into the swing of new motherhood. Speaking to reporters Tuesday during the Television Critics Association Winter Press Tour in Pasadena, California, the Superstore star raved about her "amazing" 8-month-old son Sebastian "Baz" Piers and revealed that he's hitting a pretty substantial milestone. "He's wonderful. I'm happier than I ever imagined being as a mom," said the actress, 34. "He's getting more mobile -- army crawling. He comes to work with me sometimes." That happiness came with the willingness to let go of any preconceived ideas Ferrera had about parenthood before welcoming her first child with husband Ryan Piers Williams. Asked what she would title a book about motherhood now that she's in the thick of it, the new mom quipped, "Forget Everything You Thought You Knew." Wh…

EASY TRICKS TO SLASH 500 CALORIES A DAY

If you cut 500 calories a day from your diet, you will lose weight. Here's an easy way to do just that without changing anything about the foods and drinks you consume: Eat smaller portions. Prevention magazine calls portion control "the gold standard if you want to lose weight." Gareth Hollands, a Cambridge University medical researcher, led a team that examined the results of more than 60 studies on food intake and concluded that cutting back on serving size alone will shave, on average, 527 calories a day. Keep it up and you'll lose one pound a week. There is just one, huge gotcha: It's hard. It's VERY hard. We have been supersizing our portions for so long that we have forgotten (or never knew) what is considered to be a reasonable portion. Dr. Lisa Young, author of "The Portion Teller," gave Prevention magazine five tips on how to downsize your portions:

1. When dining in a restaurant, split an entree

Almost all restaurants serve oversized meals,…

WILL THIS REALLY SAVE SOME GAS?

Do you have a gas saving tip that actually works? It seems everyone has a tip on how to save fuel. Much of the advice is well-intentioned, but in the end, much of it won't lower your gas bill. Here's a look at a few misconceptions floating around the Internet:

Fill your tank in the morning
You may have heard that it's best to fill your gas tank in the early morning while the fuel is cold. The theory goes that fluids are more dense at lower temperatures, so a gallon of cold gas actually has more gas molecules than a gallon of warmer gas. But the temperature of the gasoline as it comes out of the nozzle varies little during the course of the day, according to Consumer Reports.

Change your air filter
Maintaining your car is important, but a clean air filter isn't going to save you any gas. Modern engines have computer sensors that automatically adjust the fuel-air mixture as an increasingly clogged air filter chokes off the engine's air supply.

Use premium fuel
With prices …

YOUR SUPERHERO NAME

Batman got his name from his fear of bats. Using that logic, what is your superhero name?" We saved the planet with these new action heroes.

Watered Down Whiskey ManFinger Through The Toilet Paper ManPaternity Test ManShark Girl Or Spider WomanResponsibility ManTruck Stop Bathroom ManStreet CrosserRejection Man

WEIRD NEWS

You Big Silly! Barbershops Are for Haircuts!

Just a friendly reminder - barbershops are for haircuts, not laser surgery. In Palisades Park, New Jersey, Young Hwan Choi, the owner of the Shil La Barber Shop, has been arrested and accused of performing unlicensed laser surgery on a woman that left her badly injured. The official charges are aggravated assault and the unlicensed practice of medicine and surgery after the victim finally came forward to police. Choi allegedly conducted botched laser treatment on the victim's face in November 2017, according to authorities. The prosecutor's office released a statement stating: "The surgery caused significant bodily injury including scars, which were visible on the victim's face and chin." Meanwhile, the prosecutor's office said the investigation was continuing and asked anyone else who possibly suffered from similar treatments to call Palisades Park police. (NJ.com)

This Chicken's Kind of Rubbery

If your chicken s…

DID YOU KNOW?

It takes the average person 8 seconds to answer the phone.

32% of guys say they use hairspray daily because they think it makes them look better.

According to a survey from Men's Health, it may be surprising, but only 4% of guys across the world own a reptile.

A study shows that compared to their mothers, women today have much bigger engagement rings.

The average person only washes their hands three times a day.

According to Forbes, one third of McDonald's profits come from the sale of a Happy Meal.

A study found that, a man and a woman who aren't getting along stare at each other in the eyes often to gauge each other's reactions.

In the NFL, Baltimore has one as does Chicago, Detroit and Philadelphia. New England doesn't. Neither does Minnesota, Tennessee or Pittsburgh. What are they? Teams named after animals.

THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW

John Legend is taking swimming lessons. Somehow, he never learned.Grammy Award-winning singer and songwriter James Ingram has died. He was only 66.A 14-year-old actually discovered that Group Face Time bug and his mom tried to warn Apple back on January 23.L.A. Rams wide receiver Brandin Cooks made arrangements for the team's custodian and his son to attend Sunday's Super Bowl game.A pop-up bar has been given the go-ahead to visit Denver this summer. What makes this particular pop-up bar so interesting is that it's made from over a million Lego's.Some people in Chicago with really nice goose down jackets have been robbed at gunpoint... for their jackets!In Minnesota, a "bipawtisan" group of lawmakers has introduced a bill to designate the Labrador retriever as the state's official dog breed.You may have never heard of the singer, Kelsey Karter, but you'll know her when you see here. Probably the only singer out there with a Harry Styles tattoo on the …

TODAY IS

It was 50 years ago this week that the Beatles held their famous rooftop concert.

Justin Timberlake turns 38 today. Our little Mouseketeer is growing up.
His music career is impressive, but remember, he's also survived being a Mouseketeer and dating Britney Spears.
He was a one-time Mousekateer and a several time Britney Spears-er.
He's working on musical involving an ogre, called "Shreksy-back."

Kerry Washington turns 42. One of the few mentions of the word 'Washington' this week that doesn't involve a protest.

Bobby Moynihan from SNL hits birthday number 42 today. Yep, not funny.

Portia de Rossi is 46 today. Or, if you prefer, Mrs. Ellen Degeneres. Ellen's gotta be cooking up something special for that.

Minnie Driver has gone from actress to skin cream spokesperson to sitcom star ("Speechless"). Oh and she turns 49 today.

Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands turns 81 today. Yes, she's a real Queen B.

ON THIS DAY

On this date in 1606, Guy Fawkes, convicted for his part in the Gunpowder Plot against the English Parliament and King James I, was executed. See, back then they'd execute you if you were in charge of the Fawkes network. For the record, no relation to Megan Fox.

The classic composer Franz Schubert was born on this date, back in 1797. One of his most famous works was his last, "The Unfinished Symphony." We'll have that score for you as soon as it comes in.

On this date in, 1862 Telescope maker Alvin Clark discovered the dwarf companion of Sirius. It redefined what made a Sirius relationship. He wanted to name it 'Shirley" until the giant star spoke and said, "I am Sirius and stopping calling it Shirley."

It was on this date back in 1905 that a person drove a car over 100mph for the very first time. His first words: "I gotta get those brakes fixed!"

On this date in 1948, the magnetic tape wire recorder was developed by Wireway. Developed by Wir…

Music Calendar...

In 1955 RCA demonstrates the first music synthesizer.

In 1958 Little Richard quits music at the height of his fame to attend evangelism college, where he stayed for 4 years.

In 1959 Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and the Big Bopper play Duluth, Minnesota, three days before their fatal plane crash.

In 1963 17-year-old Neil Young performs his first professional gig at a country club in Winnipeg, Canada.

In 1963 Tony Sheridan & the Beat Brothers record "What'd I Say" and "Ruby Baby."

In 1963 The Beach Boys record "Surfin' USA."

In 1968 "Judy In Disguise With Glasses" by John Fred & his Playboy Band and "Bend Me, Shape Me" by the American Breed are both certified gold.

In 1969 Bobby Darin walks off the "Jackie Gleason Show" when he is not allowed to sing "Long Line Rider."

In 1970 Creedence Clearwater Revival begins work on a TV special.

In 1970 Phil Leash and Bob Weir of the Grateful Dead are arrested on drug charg…

Today In History..

In 1606 Guy Fawkes, convicted for his part in the Gunpowder Plot against the English Parliament and King James I, is executed.

In 1862 Telescope maker Alvin Clark discovers the dwarf companion ofSirius.

In 1865 General Robert E. Lee is named general-in-chief of the Confederate armies.

In 1917 Germany serves notice that it was beginning a policy of unrestricted submarine warfare.

In 1934 President Franklin D. Roosevelt devalues the dollar in relation to gold.

In 1944 During World War II, U.S. forces begin invading Kwajalein Atoll and other parts of the Japanese-held Marshall Islands.

In 1945 U.S. Army Private Eddie Slovik is shot by an American firing squad in France during World War II, becoming the only American soldier executed for desertion since the Civil War.

In 1948 The magnetic tape wire recorder is developed by Wireway.

In 1949 "These Are My Children," TV's first soap opera begins on NBC.

In 1950 President Harry Truman announces he had ordered the development of the hydro…