SHOT BIRTHDAYS _ Gavin MacLeod (The Love Boat's Capt. Merrill Stubing)
is 82; Frank Bonner (Herb Tarlek on WKRP in Cincinnati) is 71; John Turturro
(Quiz Show, The Big Lebowski) is 56; Ali Larter (Heroes) is 37
CALENDAR OF EVENTS _ Our March
planner for Radio Pros and programmers.
ATTACK! _ North Korea says that the US is now well within range of its
latest nuclear missiles. [My house could get hit with a nuclear missile all the
way from North Korea but the local Chinese restaurant says I live outside their
COUPLE WANTED FOR MARS VOYAGE _ A new nonprofit company is launching a
plan to launch the first manned mission to Mars in 2018, a voyage that could
include a married crew. The project, led by American millionaire Dennis Tito --
who paid his own way to space in 2001 -- aims not to land people on the surface
of the Red Planet, but to take advantage of a rare planetary alignment that
would allow a relatively easy, quick flyby of Mars. Tito hopes to choose a space
capsule and rocket from among those already on the market, and modify them to
carry two people to Mars and back in 501 days.
TONIGHT: AMERICAN IDOL _ The fourth and final group of semifinalists
performs in this 2-hour edition. (8p ET, FOX)
OF THRONES DIRECTOR: ILLEGAL DOWNLOADS HELP SHOW _ HBO's Game of
Thrones holds the title for most-pirated show of 2012, but one of the show's
directors isn't concerned about the massive piracy from online viewers. Director
David Petrarca thinks the buzz the show's pirates create benefits the show
because the chatter could influence others to tune in legally. Season three of
Game of Thrones premieres March 31.
BOO BOO USING FACEBOOK TO SELL COOKIES _ Well this just seems unfair.
Alana "Honey Boo Boo" Thompson is using Facebook to sell Girl Scout cookies.
Thompson's fan page says each box will be signed by the Boo Boo herself and
include an autographed pictured of the family.
Have a great day!