Number five -- Helen Mirren is the latest leading lady to get her star on the Hollywood walk of fame.
Number four -- Actress, singer and dancer Julianne Hough is opening up about a very painful chapter in her past.
Number three -- After a bruising end of his first team as House Speaker, John Boehner has been re-elected to serve another two years.
Number two -- Al jazeera is making moves to boost its U.S. viewership. The qatar-based broadcaster is buying Current TV for an estimated $500 million.
Number one -- In Connecticut today, it's back to school for Sandy Hook elementary students.