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93% of people buy at least one pizza every month.Meanwhile, another study suggests that you'll eat 6000 of slices of pizza in your lifetime. That's 750 pizzas.Believe it or not, close to ten percent of us have never traveled out of state.5% of doctors have dated a patient.15% of women confine themselves to their office so they won't shop during their lunch hour.The average woman can say "thank you" in three different languages.On average, we spend just over 40 minutes eating every day.The average a woman kissed 19 different men 19 times before getting married.Billions of these are used every year, but almost no one buys them. What is it? Wire hangers.

THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW

The pope has turned down a suggestion that would allow the Catholic church to ordain married men as priests.Over a year after claiming he was attacked on the cold streets of Chicago, Jussie Smollett will be back in court in the Windy City on February 24 to face six counts of disorderly conduct by a Cook County grand jury over falsely reporting the assault.In San Francisco, a parking spot is for sale -- yours for only $100,000.Corey Feldman has produced a documentary called, "My Truth: the Rape of Two Coreys" and is showing it one time only on the Internet to people who buy tickets that'll go on sale February 22. The documentary will air March 9th in which he'll supposedly name some powerful people in Hollywood who are part of a pedophile ring.Siba the Standard Poodle won the "Best in Show" at the 144th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in New York. Bourbon the Whippet was the runner-up.A survey says 62% of student loan borrowers would give up the right to vo…

Music Calendar...

In 1867 The "Blue Danube Waltz" is first performed by composer Johann Strauss in Vienna.
In 1914 The American Society of Composers And Publishers (ASCAP) is formed.
In 1961 Frank Sinatra forms Reprise Records.
In 1965 Andy Williams appears on the cover of TV Guide.
In 1965 Gary Lewis & the Playboys record "Count Me In."
In 1965 "Shotgun" by Jr. Walker & the All Stars enters the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1966 The Rolling Stones appear on the CBS-TV's "Ed Sullivan Show."
In 1967 The Beatles's single "Strawberry Fields Forever" b/w "Penny Lane" is released.
In 1969 "Touch Me" by the Doors and "Everyday People" by Sly & the Family Stone are both certified gold.
In 1971 "One Toke Over The Line" by Brewer & Shipley enters the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1971 "One Bad Apple" by the Osmonds hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 5 weeks.
In 1972 Led Zeppelin cancels a Singapor…

Today In History...

In 1542 Catherine Howard, the fifth wife of Henry VIII, is executed for adultery.
In 1633 Italian astronomer Galileo goes on trial before the Inquisition for contradicting the idea that the sun goes around the earth.
In 1635 America's first public school, the Boston Latin School, opens.
In 1741 Andrew Bradford of Pennsylvania publishes the first magazine in the U.S. entitled The American Magazine.
In 1784 Ice jams the Mississippi River in New Orleans, Louisiana.
In 1795 The University of North Carolina becomes the first U.S. state university to open its doors to students.
In 1866 Outlaws Jesse James and Cole Younger pull their first bank job.
In 1920 The League of Nations recognizes the perpetual neutrality of Switzerland.
In 1933 Comic strip characters Blondie and Dagwood Bumstead are married.
In 1935 Bruno Hauptmann is convicted of first-degree murder in the kidnap-death of the infant son of aviator Charles Lindbergh. (Hauptmann is later executed.)
In 1936 The first Social Security checks…

Born On This Day...

In 1559 Pope Alexander VII (1655-67)
In 1862 Painter, Giovanni Battista Piazzetta
In 1805 Attorney, David Dudley Field (advocated law codification)
In 1849 English politician, Randolph Churchill (father of Winston)
In 1885 Bess Truman, wife of U.S. president Harry Truman
In 1892 American Gothic painter, Grant Wood
In 1903 Mystery novelist, Georges Simenon [d: 9-4-89]
In 1908 TV hostess/journalist, Pauline Frederick II [d: 5-9-90]
In 1910 Scientist/inventor, William B. Shockley (transistors) [d: 8-12-89]
In 1911 Actress, Jean Muir (Lone Wolf Meets A Lady) [d: 7-23-96]
In 1912 Saxophonist, Arthur Rollini (Benny Goodman) [d: 12-20-93]
In 1918 Golf Hall-of-Famer, Patty Berg (57 career pro wins) [d: 9-10-06]
In 1918 Stage producer/designer, Oliver Smith (Guys & Dolls) [d: 1-23-94]
In 1919 Singer/songwriter, Tennessee Ernie Ford (Sixteen Tons) [d: 10-17-91]
In 1920 Songwriter, Boudleaux Bryant (Everly Brothers hits) [d: 6-25-87]
In 1920 Opera singer, Eileen Farrell [d: 3-23-02]
In 1923 Test pilot, Chuc…

ON THIS DAY 2-12-2020

Music Calendar...

In 1924 George Gershwin's "Rhapsody In Blue" premieres at Carnegie Hall.
In 1955 "Sincerely" by the McGuire Sisters hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for ten weeks.
In 1956 Screamin' Jay Hawkins records "I Put A Spell On You."
In 1957 The Coasters record "Youngblood."
In 1958 The Monotones' doo wop classic, "Book of Love" is released.
In 1960 Pat Boone's album "Pat's Great Hits" is certified gold.
In 1961 The Miracles' "Shop Around" becomes Motown's first million selling single.
In 1964 The Beatles play two concerts at Carnegie Hall in New York, concluding their American tour.
In 1965 London's Pye Records announces it had signed "the British Bob Dylan," a singer-songwriter who went by his first name of Donovan.
In 1966 "Homeward Bound" by Simon & Garfunkel enters the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1966 The Rolling Stones fly to New York to tape an appearance on &q…

Today In History...

In 1541 Santiago, Chile, is founded.
In 1554 Lady Jane Grey, who had been queen of England for nine days, is beheaded after being charged with treason.
In 1733 English colonists led by James Oglethorpe land at Savannah, GA.
In 1870 Women in the Utah Territory are granted the right to vote.
In 1872 The toothpick making machine is patented by Silas Noble and JamesP. Cooley. of Massachusetts.
In 1878 A patent is issued for a baseball catcher's mask.
In 1892 President Lincoln's birthday is declared a national holiday.
In 1907 The steamer "Larchmont" collides with a schooner off Block Island in New England killing 300.
In 1908 The first round-the-world auto race begins in New York. (It ended in Paris the following August.)
In 1909 America's oldest civil rights organization, the NationalAssociation for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) is formed.
In 1915 The cornerstone for the Lincoln Memorial is laid in Washington, DC.
In 1940 The "Adventures of Superman" radi…

Born On This Day...

In 1746 Polis patriot, Thaddeus Kosciusko
In 1775 Louisa Catherine Johnson Adams, wife of U.S. president John Adams
In 1809 Author/naturalist, Charles Darwin (theory of evolution)
In 1809 Abraham Lincoln, 16th U.S. president (1861-1865)
In 1843 Journalist, John Graham Chambers (helped define the rules in boxing)
In 1854 German biologist, Paul R. Ehrlich (Syphilis cure) (Nobel-1908)
In 1857 French photographer, Jean Eugene Atget
In 1867 Singer, Len Spencer ("America's first recording star")
In 1880 American labor leader, John Llewellyn Lewis (founded CIO)
In 1893 General Omar Bradley (5-stars, World War II) [d: 4-8-81]
In 1898 Actor, Wallace Ford (Marshal Herk Lamson-The Deputy)
In 1898 Composer, Roy Harris (When Johnny Comes Marching Home)
In 1900 Singer, Todd Duncan (Porgy & Bess) [d: 2-28-98]
In 1904 Variety show host, Ted Mack (The Original Amateur Hour) [d: 7-12-76]
In 1905 Actor, Harry Bellaver (Ernie Downs-Another World) [d: 8-8-93]
In 1912 Actor, Ernest Clark (Ghandi, The Po…

Music Calendar...

In 1950 "Rag Mop" by the Ames Brothers is #1 on the charts.
In 1956 "Why Do Fools Fall In Love" by Frankie Lymon and the Teenagers enters the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1963 The Beatles hold a "marathon" 11-hour recording session that completes the album "Please Please Me."
In 1964 The Beatles perform their first U.S. concert in Washington, DC.
In 1965 The Beatles' drummer Ringo Starr marries Maureen Cox with John Lennon, his wife Cynthia and George Harrison attending.
In 1966 Cher records "Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down)."
In 1967 The Monkees announce their intentions to play on their own records.
In 1967 "There's A Kind Of A Hush" by Herman's Hermits, "Happy Together" by the Turtles and "I Think We're Alone Now" by Tommy James & the Shondells all enter the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1967 The Monkees' album "More of the Monkees" hits #1 on U.S. albums chart and stayed there for 18 weeks.
I…

Today In History...

In 1752 The first American hospital opens in Philadelphia, PA.
In 1812 The Massachusetts Legislature, at the bidding of Governor Elbridge Gerry, passes a re-districting law that favored Gerry's party, a political maneuver that resulted in the term "gerrymandering."
In 1858 A French girl, Bernadette Soubirous, claims for the first time to have seen a vision of the Virgin Mary near Lourdes.
In 1861 President-elect Abraham Lincoln departs Springfield, IL, for Washington, DC.
In 1929 The Lateran Treaty is signed with Italy recognizing the independence and sovereignty of Vatican City.
In 1937 A 44-day sit down strike at General Motors in Flint, MI, ends with the company agreeing to recognize the United Auto Workers.
In 1942 The first "Archie" comic book debuts.
In 1945 President Franklin D. Roosevelt, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill and Soviet leader Josef Stalin sign the Yalta Agreement during World War II.
In 1958 R.C. Taylor is the first black stewardess.
In 1960…

Born On This Day...

In 1535 Pope Gregory XIV (1590-91)
In 1800 Inventor, William Henry Fox Talbot (photography)
In 1812 Confederate vice president, Alexander Hamilton Stephens (1861-65)
In 1833 U.S. Supreme Court Justice, Melville Weston Fuller (1888-1910)
In 1839 J. Willard Gibbs, theoretical physicist and chemist
In 1847 American inventor, Thomas Alva Edison (photograph, electric lamp)
In 1898 Physician/engineer, Leo Szilard (atomic bomb worker)
In 1900 Polo player, Tommy Hitchcock Jr. (5-time Westchester) [d: 4-19-44]
In 1901 Trumpeter, Claude Jones (Duke Ellington Band) [d: 1-17-62]
In 1909 Actor/boxer Max Baer Sr. (won 61 fights) [d: 11-21-59]
In 1909 Writer/director, Joseph L. Mankiewicz (All About Eve) [d: 2-5-93]
In 1915 Actress, Patricia A. Welsh (E.T.'s voice) [d: 1-26-95]
In 1917 Baseball player, Dominic DiMaggio (Red Sox) [d: 5-8-09]
In 1917 Author/screenwriter, Sidney Sheldon [d: 1-30-07]
In 1918 Country singer, Wesley Rose [d: 4-26-90]
In 1919 Slolom skier, Gretchen Fraser (Olympic-Gold-1948) [d: 2-17…

ON THIS DAY 2 -10-2020

TV/STREAMING . . .

Evelyn Lozada is not done with "Basketball Wives" despite another castmember accusing her of being a bigot -- we've learned she's in talks to return to the reality show. Sources close to Evelyn tell TMZ ... VH1 approached her about a comeback for season 9, but she's yet to reach a decision because she's weighing the pros and cons. We're told she's open to rejoining, but there are several factors making her hesitant to sign on the dotted line. As you know ... Evelyn had major beef last year with Ogom "OG" Chijindu ... it got racial and there was even a lawsuit. EL filed for defamation when OG accused her of calling her castmates some horrible things. As we reported, Evelyn said in the suit ... she lost tons of endorsement deals due to the racism allegations, and even had to hire security for her and her family. So, there would be a huge elephant in the 'BBW' room if Evelyn returns. We're told she's also slow to sign a deal bec…

Movie News

It's only a matter of time before someone turns Kobe Bryant's story into a major Hollywood blockbuster ... so says Ron Howard who says the guy had a life fit for the big screen. Howard is one of the most powerful people in the movie industry -- he recently worked closely with NBA superstar Dwyane Wade for a new documentary that's about to drop. So, we had to ask if he'd consider working on a Black Mamba project at some point down the road and Howard says he's definitely intrigued. "If given the opportunity under the right set of circumstances, sure. Without a doubt," Howard said. One of the biggest issues surrounding a possible Kobe movie is the timing -- Ron says working with the family would be crucial, but they're still reeling from the tragedy and need to grieve before jumping into a movie. Ron says whoever ultimately tells Kobe's story needs to be especially sensitive about that. Besides being one of the greatest basketball players of all tim…

Music News

Justin Bieber Performs 'Yummy' on SNL in First Live TV Performance Since Announcing New Album. Justin Bieber served as musical guest during the Feb. 8 episode alongside host RuPaul. Justin Bieber brought down the house as the musical guest on Saturday Night Live. In the episode, hosted by the queen of drag RuPaul, Bieber's performance found the 25-year-old singer performing his hit "Yummy" for its official live television debut. Dressed in a black shirt and green trousers, the star opened the performance with an acoustic version before he was joined by backup dancers in the green box. And for his second performance, Bieber brought out Quavo for their collaboration "Intention," which debuted on Friday. "Intentions," which serves as the second official single from the pop singer's upcoming album, finds him reconnecting with the Migos rapper who he worked with back in 2017 on the DJ Khaled song "I'm the One" along with Chance th…

THE OTHER STUFF . . .

Queen Elizabeth Requests Meghan Markle, Prince Harry & Baby Archie's Return to U.K. for Royal Event. Meghan Markle and Prince Harry will reportedly be returning for their last round of official royal engagements. Meghan Markle and Prince Harry could be returning to the U.K. next month for their last round of official royal engagements. Queen Elizabeth II reportedly requested that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, who will no longer be using their "royal highness" titles, join the royal family for the annual Commonwealth service at Westminster Abbey on March 9, according to The Sunday Times. Meghan, 38, and Harry, 35, are expected to attend the event with their son Archie, who will have just turned 10 months old. Following the appearance, the couple will return to Canada where they are beginning to settle into their new non-royal life after their decision to step down as senior members of the royal family. The family of three has been staying in a $14 million mansion on…