NUMBER 5 - DWTS LINEUP
"Dancing With the Stars" has announced its new lineup for the 18th season of the show. Reality TV star Nene Leakes, and former child stars Danica Mckellar and Candace Cameron Bure are among the show's 12 new competitors. Olympic champs Meryl Davis and Charlie White will also join the cast. As well as double-leg amputee and top-ranked snowboarder Amy Purdy, comedian Drew Carey, and singer Cody Simpson.
NUMBER 4 - TRAVOLTA SPEAKS OUT ABOUT NAME FLUB
John Travolta is speaking out about his flub while introducing Idina Menzel's performance at the Oscars. Travolta butchered the singer's name, calling her "Adele Dazeem." His publicist sent this statement to CNN, requesting that it be shared in it's entirety: "I've been beating myself up all day. Then I thought, what would Idina Menzel say? She'd say, let it go! Idina is incredibly talented and I am so happy "Frozen" took home two Oscars Sunday night!"
NUMBER 3 - LENT BEGINS
Today marks the first day of Lent, known as Ash Wednesday. A season of prayer and penance in the Christian church, Lent is the period leading up to Easter. It lasts 40 days, excluding Sundays. Many people give up something during Lent, such as a food, television or other activities. Taking up acts of charity is also customary.
NUMBER 2 - HAMP MORTGAGE RATES TO RISE
Mortgage rates that were reduced under the government's Home Affordable Modification Program will increase over the next few years, possibly causing some borrowers to default on their loans. The increases will impact about 783,000 homeowners who got mortgages as low as 2 percent under the HAMP program. Modifications were fixed for five years and will now climb to 5.4 percent. The increase means the average homeowner will pay almost $200 more a month.
NUMBER 1 - ICE CAUSES CAR WRECKS
Icy conditions across the country are causing major problems for drivers. Cars skidded across roads in McKeesport, Pennsylvania Monday. Reporters on the scene described the bridge as "a sheet of ice." The mayor signed a city-wide state of emergency, largely due to a critical shortage of salt.