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"One Strange Rock" first airs on National Geographic

One Strange Rock is an American television documentary series, produced by Nutopia in conjunction with Darren Aronofsky, which premiered on National Geographic. In 2018, National Geographic renewed the series for a second season, which is set to premiere sometime in 2019.

Rihanna releases "Bitch Better Have My Money"

"Bitch Better Have My Money" is a song recorded by Barbadian singer Rihanna. It was written by Jamille Pierre, Bibi Bourelly, Rihanna, Travis Scott, Kanye West and WondaGurl and produced by Deputy, co-produced by West, together with additional production by Scott and WondaGurl. The song was digitally released in March 2015 through the iTunes Store.

Ariana Grande releases first single "The Way"

"The Way" is a song recorded by American singer Ariana Grande for her debut studio album, Yours Truly. It was written by the song's producer Harmony Samuels, alongside Amber Streeter, Al Sherrod Lambert, Jordin Sparks, Brenda Russell, and Mac Miller, who is featured in the song.

A war of words erupts between Fox News Channel and Jim Carrey

A war of words erupts between Fox News Channel and actor Jim Carrey: FNC reporter Greg Gutfeld makes a critical statement on this date over "Cold Dead Hands", Carrey's anti-gun video for the viral website Funny or Die, with Gutfield taking issue with Carrey's views on gun control by stating that, "He is probably the most pathetic tool on the face of the earth and I hope his career is dead and I hope he ends up sleeping in a car." Carrey responds by calling the network "A media colostomy bag that has begun to burst at the seams."

Reese Witherspoon weds Jim Toth at Libbey Ranch in Ojai, California

In February 2010, it was reported that Witherspoon had begun dating Jim Toth, a talent agent and co-head of motion picture talent at the Creative Artists Agency, where Witherspoon is a client. Witherspoon and Toth announced the engagement in December 2010, and married in March 2011 in Ojai, California, at Libbey Ranch. They have a son, born in 2012.

"How to Train Your Dragon" is released

How to Train Your Dragon is an American computer-animated action fantasy movie loosely based on the 2003 book of the same name by British author Cressida Cowell. The movie was a critical and commercial success, earning acclaim from film critics and audiences and earning nearly $500 million worldwide. It was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature and Best Original Score at the 83rd Academy Awards.

Video game The Elder Scrolls IV: Shivering Isles is released

The Elder Scrolls IV: Shivering Isles is the second expansion pack for the role-playing video game The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion. Announced in January 2007, the expansion was developed, published, and released over the Xbox Live Marketplace by Bethesda Softworks; its retail release was co-published with 2K Games.

"Doctor Who" returns to BBC TV after 16 years

The first series of the 2005 revival of the British sci-fi programme Doctor Who began with the episode "Rose". This marked the end of the programme's 16-year absence from episodic television following its cancellation in 1989. It was the first new televised Doctor Who story since the broadcast of the television movie starring Paul McGann in 1996.

American Beauty wins Oscar for Best Picture

DreamWorks launched a major campaign to increase American Beauty's chances of Academy Award success; at the 2000 ceremony, the movie won Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Original Screenplay, and Best Cinematography. The movie was nominated for and won many other awards and honors, mainly for directing, writing and acting.

Paul McCartney & Stevie Wonder release "Ebony & Ivory" in the UK

"Ebony and Ivory" is a 1982 number-one single by Paul McCartney and Stevie Wonder. It was released in March of that year. The song is featured on McCartney's album Tug of War. A self-empowerment hit that tackles issues of racial equality, the song reached number one on both the UK and the US charts.

'The Bridge on the River Kwai' dominates the 30th Academy Awards

The 30th Academy Awards ceremony was held in 1958, to honor the best films of 1957. The Oscar for Screenplay Based on Material From Another Medium was awarded to Pierre Boulle for The Bridge on the River Kwai, despite the fact that he did not know English. This was the 1st time all 5 Best Picture nominations were also nominated for Best Director.

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