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“Pawn Stars” hits No. 500

“Pawn Stars,” which debuted in June 2009, marks its 500th show this month. The broadcast is set for Jan. 22. Rick Harrison asks, “Who wants to watch a show about four fat guys working at a pawn shop?” But the owner of Gold & Silver Pawn has helped turn his father, Richard; son, Corey; and Austin “Chumlee” Russell into TV stars. From The Colosseum at Caesars Palace … Celine Dion had to cancel a weekend show. She said in a statement on Twitter she was resting, under doctor’s orders. On New Year’s Eve, she welcomed the idea of a duet with Lady Gaga. As Celine says, “I would love I would love that. I love her so much.”

Late-winter freezes can damage plants

This winter, the valley hasn’t had any freezing temperatures at lower elevations. But let’s not forget about chilling injury (damage occurring somewhere around 50 to 45 degrees Fahrenheit) in new growth and fruits of tropical plants like tomatoes.