On This Day — January 12th


January 12th is the 12th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 353 days remaining until the end of the year (354 in leap years). This date is slightly more likely to fall on a Tuesday, Thursday or Saturday (58 in 400 years each) than on Sunday or Monday (57), and slightly less likely to occur on a Wednesday or Friday (56).

Historical Events:

1908 – A long-distance radio message is sent from the Eiffel Tower for the first time.

1915 – The United States House of Representatives rejects a proposal to require states to give women the right to vote.

1967 – Dr. James Bedford becomes the first person to be cryonically preserved with intent of future resuscitation.

1998 – Nineteen European nations agree to forbid human cloning.

2004 – The world’s largest ocean liner, RMS Queen Mary 2, makes its maiden voyage.

Celebrity Births:

Singer Zayn Malik turns 25

Amazon Founder Jeff Bezos turns 54

Radio Personality Howard Stern turns 64

Actress Naya Rivera turns 31

Singer-songwriter Pixie Lott turns 27

Actress Kirstie Alley turns 67

Old Audio Surfaces of Jennifer Aniston’s Wedding Guest Howard Stern Attacking Her

(AP Photo/Richard Drew)

(AP Photo/Richard Drew)

They may be friends now, but some old audio from Howard Stern’s Sirius radio show in 2007 has emerged and the former shock jock is less than kind to Friends star Jennifer Aniston, 46, whose top secret wedding he recently attended and delivered a speech at.

“Her face is kind of buttery,” Stern, 61, judges, looking at pictures of Aniston in a tabloid. When Stern’s co-host Robin Quivers implied that Stern’s other co-host comedian Artie Lange should date the Just Go With It actress, Stern said: “I think she’d be a real drag.”

Ironically Stern, who has regularly been seen on vacation with the actress, and his co-hosts slam the actress for going on vacation with Courteney Cox and David Aqruette. “Get out of their hair a little,” Lange says to the Golden Globe winner. Stern agrees and tells Aniston to “go get a life.”

Listen to the audio here.

Howard Stern Quits America’s Got Talent

Radio personality Howard Stern conducts an on-air news conference during his debut show on Sirius Satellite Radio, in New York, Monday Jan. 9, 2006. Stern has promised everything from stripper poles to live sex on his new show. His deal could be worth up to $500 million over five years to headline two Sirius channels. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

You better call Simon Cowell and let him know, because former shock jock Howard Stern, 61, announced on his Sirius radio that he has quit the ABC reality competition. Why? Stern is claiming he’s been offered a “great new television opportunity” that he couldn’t fit into his busy schedule with AGT and the radio show.

I’m expecting AGT to pursue Simon Cowell as the replacement, after all the Sony leaked emails did reveal that Cowell had been plotting to replace Stern back in 2014. The emails are rumoured to play a part in Stern’s decision, after it was revealed the producers and Sony thought Cowell and his British version of the show were far superior to Stern and AGT. The first season ratings under Stern were considered disappointing, but the show bounced back to perform steadily.