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Dateline: Events/Headlines – Week Of January 1, 2013 In News, Pop Culture History, Tech, Celebrity, Sports, Entertainment & Fascinating Facts

 

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In The News 

hilary clinton blood clot january 2013 news update  mrpopculture imageSecretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is "making excellent progress" recovering from a blood clot in her head that was discovered during a medical examination, her doctors said Monday. But Clinton remains hospitalized until a proper medication level is established, they said.

Congress approved a plan to end Washington’s long drama over the “fiscal cliff” late Tuesday after House Republicans surrendered to President Obama’s demand to let taxes rise on the nation’s richest households. The House voted 257 to 167 to send the measure to Obama for his signature; the vote came less than 24 hours after the Senate overwhelmingly approved the legislation. The bill will shield millions of middle-class taxpayers from tax increases set to take effect this month. But it also will let rates rise on wages and investment profits for households pulling in more than $450,000 a year, marking the first time in more than two decades that a broad tax increase has been approved with GOP support.

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton has been released from a New York hospital after being treated for a blood clot, the State Department announced on Wednesday(Jan 2). "Her medical team advised her that she is making good progress on all fronts, and they are confident she will make a full recovery," State Department spokesman Philippe Reines said in a statement. A date has not been set for her to return to work.

sandy relief news january 2013 update  mrpopcultureSandy Relief - As politicians publicly blasted Congress' decision to delay funding for Superstorm Sandy relief, the president called on Republican House lawmakers to pass current relief legislation by the end of Wednesday. "When tragedy strikes, Americans come together to support those in need," President Barack Obama said in a statement issued at midday Wednesday. "I urge Republicans in the House of Representatives to do the same, bring this important request to a vote today and pass it without delay for our fellow Americans."

 About 60 people were crushed to death in a stampede outside a stadium in Ivory Coast's main city of Abidjan after a New Year's Eve fireworks display, the government said on Tuesday. The incident took place near Felix Houphouet Boigny Stadium where a crowd had gathered to watch fireworks, emergency officials said.

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents rescue 44 children from sexual abuse as part of a child pornography investigation that netted 245 arrests over five weeks late last year. Agents have identified an additional 79 individuals who have been abused as children including 24 victims who now may be adults and are seeking the public's help to identify individuals who are alleged to be sexually abusing young children, with the images posted on the Internet.

The Food and Drug Administration on Friday proposed the most sweeping food safety rules in decades, requiring farmers and food companies to be more vigilant in the wake of deadly outbreaks in peanuts, cantaloupe and leafy greens. The long-overdue regulations could cost businesses close to half a billion dollars a year to implement, but are expected to reduce the estimated 3,000 deaths a year from foodborne illness.

The U.S. unemployment rate remained largely unchanged at 7.8 percent in the month of December, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics' monthly report, released on Friday morning. The number of unemployed remained at 12.2 million, which included 4.8 million long-term unemployed. Those in that category accounted for 38.1 percent of unemployed Americans overall.

earthquake alaska jan 2013 news update  mrpopcultureA powerful earthquake sparked a tsunami warning for hundreds of miles of Alaskan and Canadian coastline, but the alert was canceled when no damaging waves were generated. The magnitude 7.5 quake and tsunami warning that followed caused concern in some coastal communities, with alarms sounding and people rushing to higher ground for safety.

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will resume her official duties on Monday, five days after being released from a hospital for treatment of a blood clot, the State Department said on Sunday. Clinton, 65, will sit down with assistant secretaries of state for a closed-door meeting on Monday at 9:15 a.m. at the start of a week-long schedule containing nearly a dozen meetings, including three at the White House.

The Supreme Court is poised to take the bench today and begin the second half of a term laced with hot button issues such as affirmative action, gay marriage, voting rights and government secrecy. The justices will hear two potentially blockbuster cases in March concerning gay marriage. One of the cases - Hollingsworth v. Perry - addresses whether there is a fundamental right to same-sex marriage. The other - Windsor v. United States - deals with the federal law that defines marriage as between a man and a woman

 

 

Fascinating Facts – January 1, 2013

A secret bunker hidden deep within the deserts of New Mexico is reported to be the "alien space cathedral" of the Church of Scientology, according to the author of a new book on Scientology. The site is marked by a large symbol etched onto the desert floor: two diamonds surrounded by a pair of overlapping circles, according to the British newspaper The Sun. A private airstrip, built to serve the controversial church's leaders, is within walking distance of the symbol. The entire complex is located near Mesa Huerfanita, N.M., roughly two-hour's drive from Santa Fe, N.M., and three hours north of Roswell, N.M., site of numerous purported UFO sightings, according to The Sun.

Five Idaho inmates are blaming alcohol for the crimes that put them in prison and are suing some of the nation's top liquor and wine companies for $1 billion. Keith Allen Brown, Steven Thompson, Woodrow Grant, Cory Baugh and Jeremy Brown all claim that alcohol led them to their crimes and they should have been warned of the beverages' addictive nature. "If I was not an alcoholic, the shooting would never have happened," Jeremy Brown said in his affidavit. Brown, 34, is serving a 20- to 30-year sentence for a 2001 shooting that seriously injured a man.

bashar assad rally news update jan 2013  mrpopculture photoA defiant Syrian President Bashar Assad rallied a chanting and cheering crowd Sunday to fight the uprising against his authoritarian rule, dismissing any chance of dialogue with "murderous criminals" that he blames for nearly two years of violence that has left 60,000 dead. In his first public speech in six months, Assad laid out terms for a peace plan that keeps himself in power, ignoring international demands to step down and pledging to continue the battle "as long as there is one terrorist left" in Syria.

 

Fascinating Business news – January 1, 2013

Starbucks Corp. is rolling out a $1 reusable plastic cup at its cafes starting this week. The Seattle-based coffee chain already gives customers a dime discount each time they bring in reusable cups for refills. Now it's hoping the new cups — which bear its logo and resemble its white paper cups — will increase the habit.

Al-Jazeera, the Pan-Arab news channel that has struggled to win space onAmerican cable television, has acquired Current TV, Al Gore confirmed Wednesday. Gore and his partner Joel Hyatt announced the sale in a statement. "Current Media was built based on a few key goals: To give voice to those who are not typically heard; to speak truth to power; to provide independent and diverse points of view; and to tell the stories that no one else is telling," Gore and Hyatt said

 

Medical/Health news – January 1, 2013

 U.S. health regulators approved Salix Pharmaceuticals Ltd's drug to treat diarrhea in HIV/AIDS patients on antiretroviral therapy, a combination of medicines used to treat HIV infection. Diarrhea is a common reason why HIV/AIDS patients discontinue or switch their antiretroviral therapies. The drug, called Fulyzaq, is intended to be used in HIV/AIDS patients whose diarrhea is not caused by an infection from a virus, bacteria, or parasite.

 

Sports news – January 1, 2013

national hockey league lock out 2013 january sports news history mrpopcultureThe National Hockey League (NHL) and locked out players returned to the negotiating table on Tuesday but failed to produce a new labour deal with the deadline to salvage a shortened season fast approaching. NHL officials, who spent New Year's Eve poring over the NHL Players Association's (NHLPA) counter proposal, were still digesting the offer on Tuesday, pushing back the start of a full bargaining session until 9 pm EST.

The son of Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling was found dead of an apparent drug overdose at his Malibu home, authorities said Wednesday. The body of 32-year-old Scott Ashley Sterling was found shortly after 11:30 p.m. Tuesday, Los Angeles County coroner's Lt. Larry Dietz said.

Looks like it was a bad call to let quarterback Ken Griffith III play in a Wild Card game against the Seattle Seahawks. Griffith went in on the mend, but went out with his knee in worse condition as The Seahawks, coming back, beat the Washington Redskins 24-14. 

 

 

 

Technology news – January 1, 2013

Apple is testing hardware relating to a new ‘iPhone6,1′ identifier, powered by a device running iOS 7, which is expected to be released by Apple in the middle part of this year.

Hulu CEO Jason Kilar is leaving the video-streaming company. Kilar will step down from his post in the first quarter of the year, he wrote in a blog postlate Friday. Hulu chief technology officer Rich Tom will leave during the same timeframe. Both men have been with the company since its 2007 launch.

zynga news tech history game trivia farmville update jan 2013  mrpopcultureMicrosoft claimed Google is unequally distributing YouTube data to its mobile competitors. Microsoft says that Google is refusing to give up YouTube's "metadata," which includes video categories, favorites and ratings, for Microsoft's Windows Phone operating system. Microsoft noted that Google released superior YouTube applications for its own Android platform and Apple's iPhone, but only offers a somewhat more limited YouTube website for Microsoft's Windows Phone platform. Microsoft said it wants to release its own high-quality YouTube app, but it requires access to YouTube's metadata to do that.

Struggling online game company Zynga shut down two more titles Sunday as part of an ongoing cost-cutting aimed at reversing the company's mounting losses. The most popular title Zynga (ZNGA) shut down was PetVille, which had 1 million monthly active users in December, according to data tracker AppData. That's a small fraction of the 43.5 million who played Zynga's top app, FarmVille 2, this past month. And a month ago, Facebook (FB) and Zynga tore up their lucrative contract. Though that gives the company flexibility to pursue other outlets for its online games, analysts fear that it leaves Zynga more vulnerable to competition. 

Consumer Electronics Show In Vegas – Panasonic shows-off  wireless bone-conduction headphones. The headphones connect to a TV via the Bluetooth wireless standard and attach to your head like a normal set of headphones. But instead of using your ears, the headphones work like hearing aids by transmitting sound waves through your skull.They are one of several innovations Panasonic unveiled at the International CES show in Las Vegas. It also showed off a new user interface for its "Smart Viera" TVs, featuring a TV-mounted camera that recognizes the user and sets viewing preferences accordingly.

 

Music News – January 1, 2013

Passing - Patti Page, the Oklahoma-born pop singer whose gossamer-gentle voice was heard on 1950s hits such as “The Tennessee Waltz” and “(How Much Is) That Doggie in the Window?,” died New Year’s Day in Encinitas, Calif., where she’d lived for several decades. She was 85.

adele top album 2012 billboard soundscan music history mrpopculture imageFor the first time since Nielsen SoundScan began tracking music sales in 1991, the same album finishes as the United States' best-seller for a second year. Adele's "21" triumphed in 2011 and ruled again in 2012.

The XL/Columbia Records effort finishes 2012 with 4.41 million sold. In 2011, the set moved 5.82 million. Earlier in 2012, it became the 21st album in the SoundScan era to sell 10 million copies.

R&B group Boyz II Men is headed to Las Vegas.  

The 1990s slow-jammers announced a headlining residency and will perform weekend shows at the Terry Fator Theatre at The Mirage starting March 1. Organizers say the show will feature the band's biggest hits, including the 1991 smash "Motownphilly," as well as some surprises.  Boyz II Men has won four Grammys and claims the title of most successful male R&B group in history.

Anthrax prepares to return to the road and to release its next batch of music. But - lead guitarist Rob Caggiano has announced his departure from the band in order to focus on producing.

"American Idol" alum Fantasia Barrino's war with the media over comments that appeared to slam gay marriage continued on her Instagram account. "Now I'm angry," the season three winner wrote. "My whole team is gay, my manager is gay, middle finger up to those who [speak] to destroy me. It won't work."

 

Television news – January 1, 2013

ann curry news january 2013 cnn mrpopculture trivia update  tv historyAnn Curry wants NBC bosses to let her out of her contract so she can accept a high-profile anchor job at CNN. Curry is reportedly earmarked for Anderson Cooper's coveted 8pm slot at the rival TV station by her former Today show boss, Jeff Zucker, who will take over as president of CNN Worldwide in February. If she quits without the green light from NBC, a clause in her contract bans her from working for any other news outlet. 

On his upcoming NBC comedy, Michael J. Fox will play a newscaster who had quit his job due to Parkinson's Disease but returns to work in the show's first episode because a new medical regimen has helped him control many of the disease's symptoms. It mirrors the life of the former "Family Ties" and "Spin City" star, who said last year that drugs have helped minimize the physical tics of Parkinson's and have enabled him to take on more acting jobs.

Passing -  Huell Howser, the homespun host of public television's popular "California's Gold" travelogues, has died at age 67. Howser died at his home Sunday night from natural causes, said Ayn Allen, corporate communications manager for KCET. No other details were available.

 

Entertainment news – January 1, 2013

Hugh Hefner and Crystal Harris are on their way to happily ever after! The Playboy founder, 86, and his model girlfriend, 26, tied the knot in an intimate ceremony on New Year's Eve at the Playboy Mansion in Los Angeles.

Actor Josh Brolin spent some of New Year's Day and the following morning in a Southern California jail cell after getting arrested for misdemeanour public intoxication. Santa Monica Police Lt. Darrell Lowe says the actor was not given a citation for the Tuesday arrest, which means he likely won't have to appear in court.

 Season 8 "American Idol" winner Kris Allen, is involved in a head-on automobile accident on New Year's Day. His wife, actress Katy Allen, and Internet-famous dog, Zorro, were also in the car at the time. According to tweets from Kris's mother, Kimberly Allen, Katy and Zorro are "pretty beat up" but doing fine; however, Kris broke his arm and will undergo surgery on January 2.

After TMZ published pictures of Justin Bieber smoking what appears to be marijuana on Jan. 4, the 18-year-old singerapologized to his young fan base via Twitter the following day.

 

Top Hit Music Singles/Downloads – January 1, 2013

keSha billboard 100 january 2013 music news mrpopculture imageLocked Out Of Heaven – Bruno Mars

Die Young – Ke$ha

Diamonds – Rihanna

Ho Hey – The Lumineers

One More Night – Maroon 5

Beauty & The Beat  - Justin Bieber fea. Nicki Minaj

Home – Phillip Phillips

I Cry – Flo Rida

Some Nights - .fun

Gangnam Style – PSY

Thrift Shop-  Macklemore & Ryan fea. Wanz

I Knew You Were In Trouble – Taylor Swift

Girl On Fire – Alicia Keys fea. Nick Minaj

ed sheeran billboard music 100 hit download january 2013 mrpopculture photoScream & Shout – will.i.am & Britney Spears

The A Team – Ed Sheeran

We Are Never Getting Back Together – Taylor Swift

Cruise – Florida Georgia Line

Swimming Pools (Drank) – Kendrick Lamar

Try – P!nk

It’s Time – Imagine Dragons

 

Hottest Ringtones – January 1, 2013

Diamonds – Rihanna

florida georgia line top ringtone billboard january 2013 mrpopculture photoNo Worries – Lil Wayne fea. Detail

Cruise – Florida Georgia Line

Gangnam Style – PSY

Whistle – Flo Rida

Pontoon – Little Big Town

Girl On Fire – Alicia Keys fea. Nicki Minaj

 

Top Video Games - January 1, 2013

Call of Duty: Black Ops II (X360/PS3)

Halo 4 (X360)

Just Dance 4 (Wii)

Kinect Adventures! (X360)

Assassin’sCreed III – (X360/PS3)

NBA wK13

New SuperMario Bros. 2 (PS3)

Kinect: Disneyland Adventures (X360)

 

 

Top movies – January 1, 2013

Texas Chainsaw 3D (1st week - $23 million)

Django Unchained

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

Les Miserables

Parental Guidance

Jack Reacher

This is 40

Lincoln

The Guilt Trip

Promised Land

 

Top Television Shows (Nielsen) Ratings  Prime Broadcast Network TV - United States

Week of December 24, 2012

Rank

Program

Network

Rating

Viewers (000)

1

NBC SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL

NBC

17.0

30,281

2

SUNDAY NIGHT NFL PRE-KICK

NBC

12.2

21,911

3

OT, THE

FOX

10.2

17,813

4

FOOTBALL NT AMERICA PT 3

NBC

8.8

15,901

5

BIG BANG THEORY, THE

CBS

7.4

12,013

6

60 MINUTES

CBS

6.5

10,265

6

PERSON OF INTEREST

CBS

6.5

10,326

7

NCIS 12/25-SP(S)

CBS

6.1

9,836

8

TWO AND A HALF MEN

CBS

5.7

8,621

9

CRIMINAL MINDS 8PM-SP(S)

CBS

5.4

8,564

9

NCIS: LOS ANGELES 12/25(S)

CBS

5.4

8,622

10

ELEMENTARY

CBS

5.2

8,055

 

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