When is a band HOT? When it announces ticket sales NOW for a show in June 2013! Brit boy band One Direction is hot. It was going to play the Tower, but insatiable demand bumped it up to the Susquehanna Bank Center on May 28. And now the band is offering tickets to a June 25, 2013 (save the date!) (and try to remember it!) (will we all still be here?), rockfest at the Wells Fargo Center. Tix start at $29.50 and go on sale at 10 a.m. Saturday at ComcastTIX.com, 800-298-4200, or at the Wells Fargo Center box office.

'Avengers' does good

The Avengers, too, is hot. Disney figures for the midnight Thursday debut of the super-superhero(ine) flick say it grossed $18.7 million nationwide, the best such debut for a superhero flick ever!A record we didn't know of. It is also the eighth-best midnight Thursday flick debut ever, behind the last three Twilights, the last three Harry Potters, and Hunger Games.

Ted blows gasket

He gives great copy, that Ted Nugent. Done freaking out the Secret Service with intemperate sayings about President Obama, he freaks out CBS. He went all bow-and-arrow-hunter on poor Jeff Glor of the CBS Morning Show. Glor suggested Ted might not be a moderate (like calling a tornado "inconvenient"). Ted freaked, offering intimate favors to Glor, then offering full service to show producer Molly Kordares. He was not sincere in these offers, just flying off the rifle stock. Wife Shemane made him apologize. Diverting.

Quaids quit divorcing

Dennis Quaid and Kimberly Buddington-Quaid have asked a judge to dismiss their divorce filing. The Quaids have been married eight years and have twins Thomas Boone and Zoe Grace, both 4.

Married, pregs, & bi

Anna Paquin says she may be married (to True Blood costar Stephan Moyer) and preggers, but she's not making all that stuff up about being bisexual. She's sincerely bisexual. OK, OK, OK. We didn't say nothing. ...

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