Overnight Briefing & General Reality Check
February 8, 2011
Skateboarding idol TONY HAWK filed for divorce from his third wife last Friday. People.com says Tony and his wife, LHOTSE, married five years ago in Fiji. Hawk has three sons from his previous relationships and a two-and-a-half year-old daughter with his current wife.
Who was the body under JOAN RIVERS' head in that GoDaddy.co ad?
PopEater.com reports the model is TABITHA TAYLOR, who's been in a Super Bowl ad before --two years ago, in 2009, she played a tongue-in-cheek advocate for breast augmentation. She's also appeared in an episode of "Monk" and was once a hand double for CAMERON DIAZ.
Broadcast, cable and video news:
Monster ratings for Super Bowl 45. If you hadn't heard, there were 111 million people tuned in to see the Green Bay Packers and Pittsburgh Steelers making it the most-watched program in US TV history. The runner-up: last year's game, which was watched by 106.5 million people.
Overnight Nielsen ratings also gave the post-Super Bowl episode of "Glee" its best numbers ever, with 26.8 million viewers.
The Hollywood Reporter says those numbers also meant Fox became the first network to exceed 100 million viewers for a whole night in primetime.
Not only was the Super Bowl the most watched television program in history with 111-million viewers, THE BLACK EYED PEAS also scored big number for their halftime show.
The audience only went down three-percent during the group's performance, which is better than the four-percent THE WHO got last year; the five-percent for BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN in 2009 and the six-percent for TOM PETTY in 2008. In fact, the Peas had the best ratings for halftime since MICHAEL JACKSON did it in 1993. (Marino)
Tonight's episode is a Valentine's Day-themed 'Silly Love Songs' show. In various scenes:
--Artie does Michael Jackson's "PYT,"
--Puck does Queen's "Fat Bottomed Girls"
--Lea Michele will be doing Katy Perry's 'Firework' (audio at People.com)
--The Warblers will be performing Robin Thicke's "When I Get You Alone" and "Silly Love Songs."
THE CARS have reunited with singer-guitarist RIC OCASEK. The band will release its seventh studio album, "Move Like This" on May 10th through Concord Music. The first single, "Sad Song," will be out in mid-March. The Cars are also going to tour. So far, the group has lined up a date at the Coachella Music Festival in April. This is the original lineup of The Cars, but there's no word on who will play bass with the band on the road. BEN ORR passed away in 2000. (Marino)
A newborn baby in Massachusetts weighs over 13-pounds!
The Boston Herald says doctors and staff at Holy Family Hospital were shocked at the size of baby JONATHAN PATRICK ROZZI.
That's because he's almost twice the size of an average newborn. And, first-time mom 21-year-old AMANDA BYRON managed to deliver the healthy kid after only four hours of labor and 10 minutes of pushing.
Amanda says, "They don't know why he's so big. I had a normal, well-balanced diet --avoided caffeine and sodas."
The average newborn weighs about seven-and-a-half pounds. (Still)
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