Things You Need To Know Wed 12/05/12


  • Just a few days short of his 27th birthday (today), former “Malcolm in the Middle” star Frankie Muniz is recovering after suffering a “mini stroke.” He was admitted to hospital on Friday and is now recuperating.
  • AMC’s “The Walking Dead” became the first cable series to win the fall TV ratings in several key demos for its mid-season finale. At the same time, Showtime’s “Homeland” reached a series high with 2.2 million viewers.
  • You missed Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux’s engagement party Sunday night at their home in Beverly Hills. The invitation must have gotten lost in the mail.
  • The royal pregnancy was announced only Monday and now there’s already a rumor about it being twins. For the record, the child will be the 3rd in line for the throne — Charles, William and then, baby.
  • Stevie Nicks has confirmed that Fleetwood Mac has at least one more tour left in them. They’ll hit the road in April, performing in 35 cities. Tickets on sale December 14.
  • Latest political rumor on Hillary Clinton — running for Mayor of New York next year.
  • “The Walking Dead” mid-season finale on Sunday broke basic cable viewing records. It also marked the first time a cable series had a bigger audience in the 25-49 demographic in the fall, beating everything from “Modern Family” to “The Voice” and “The Big Bang Theory!”
  • If you like to keep track of such things, Kristin Chenoweth confirms that she’s dating ex-‘Bachelor’ Jake Pavelka.
  • That Sandy Relief Fund benefit concert coming up next week is going to be a big one. “12-12-12” will be aired on 34 TV stations and radio networks, and will include performances by Bon Jovi and Bruce Springsteen.
  • RESTAURANT PLAYS AUDIO CLIPS OF WORST YELP REVIEWS _ Yelp is where many restaurant customers turn when they want a place to eat or a restaurant review. But often it’s the bane of restaurateurs and chefs. So what do you do when some of the reviews aren’t nice? Craft & Commerce, a bar-restaurant located in San Diego, has chosen to play audio clips of their best worst Yelp reviews while patrons do their business in the bathroom.
  •  Alaska had an earthquake. [It’s been so nice and quiet recently. Let’s hope the quake didn’t wake up Sarah Palin.]
  • CANOODLE HELPS YOU DATE VIA FACEBOOK LIKES _ There’s a new dating site — and it’s tied to your Facebook likes. With Canoodle, The goal is to ease the pressure of coming up with a really good profile by making matches based on the things they’ve already ‘Liked’ on Facebook instead.
  • HONEY BOO BOO IS ON BARBARA WALTERS’ LIST _ Reality TV personality Honey Boo Boo has earned a spot on Barbara Walters’ annual list of top 10 most-fascinating people. All but two of this year’s picks for “The 10 Most Fascinating People of 2012” have been revealed.
  • HUGH HEFNER, CRYSTAL HARRIS OBTAIN MARRIAGE LICENSE _ Hugh Hefner and Crystal Harris obtained a marriage license Tuesday at a courthouse in Beverly Hills.
  • YOU MIGHT NEED THIS _ Christmas Lights Electricity Cost Calculator
  • Over the weekend, a business in New Jersey took the biggest step yet to help people in the state get their lives back to normal after the hurricane.  They’re giving out FREE SPRAY TANS to Superstorm Sandy victims.