ON THIS DAY
James Watt was born on this date in 1736. He invented the steam engine.
On this date in 1825, Ezra Daggett and his nephew, Thomas Kansett, received a patent for their process of storing food in tin cans.
In 1915, Neon was patented.
On this date in 1966, Indira Ghandi became Prime Minister of India.
Frank Caliendo celebrates his birthday today. He'll be doing his best impression of a 36-year-old. Shawn Wayans turns 39, Katey Sagal, who was Peg on "Married with Children" turns 56, and Dolly Parton is 64 today. Years old.
THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW
- Sarah Palin's daughter Bristol -- the one who had the baby with Levi Johnston -- says she's done having sex until after she gets married.
- Paris Hilton's aunts, Kim and Kyle Richards (from her mother's side), are joining the cast of the new reality series, "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills."
- Sandra Bullock has donated $1-million towards Haiti relief. Meanwhile, Lady Gaga is donating the proceeds from her January 24th concert in New York to the cause.
- Mariah Carey is coming out with her own brand of champagne.
- The IRS has told Nicholas Cage, "Hey Nick... you know that $6.6-million you owe in taxes? We've been looking at your records... and you owe another $6.7 million more!"
- While playing catch with some school kids in New Zealand, Britain's Prince William took a rugby ball in the family jewels.
- Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie didn't make the Golden Globes... but they were spotted in the crowd along with son Maddox at the New Orleans playoff game on Saturday.
- LaToya Jackson says she'd love to take over Simon Cowell's spot on "American Idol."
- Yesterday was labeled "Blue Monday," the most depressing day of the year. Really?