(In an effort to keep you fully informed, and fully entertained, below we present today's FYI and TMI — news you need and news that's, well, sometimes needless….)
Nielsen To Acquire Arbitron
Global information and measurement company Nielsen has signed an agreement to acquire radio and media measurement company Arbitron Inc. for $1.26 billion, according to a Billboard.biz report. Nielsen currently provides information spanning music sales and TV ratings in countries around the world, and its acquisition of Arbitron will help boost its current radio measurement service.
Are Deschanel And Spears Unlucky In Love?
On the opposite end of yesterday's report on two pairs of love birds who announced they'll soon be officially tying the knot, it seems some are still unlucky in love. The divorce of singer/actress Zooey Deschanel and Death Cab For Cutie's Ben Gibbard has been finalized, according to a report. The court documents reportedly state the marriage cannot be repaired by counseling or mediation, and that Gibbard no longer possesses Deschanel's heart. (OK, maybe it doesn't state that.) In related news, heartbreak could be looming for Britney Spears, whose relationship with Jason Trawick is rumored to be on the rocks. Definitive news on the rumors has yet to surface. Until then, keep on dancing until the world ends.