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Monday By the Numbers: ONJ, ‘Laverne & Shirley’ and Reba’s Twitter feed

Olivia Newton-John

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In this Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013, file photo, Olivia Newton-John arrives at the American Country Awards at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas.

This week, Monday By the Numbers tilts nostalgically to Flamingo Las Vegas headliner Olivia Newton-John and Cindy Williams, with stats tagged to Reba and Brooks & Dunn, Chippendales and Human Nature.

Let’s roll the data:

50: Years that Olivia Newton-John has been in show business.

24: Number of years ONJ has been a cancer “thriver.”

100 million: Albums sold by ONJ.

10: No. 1 hits by ONJ.

1: Position in the Nielsen ratings for “Laverne & Shirley” from September 1977 to September 1978. (The show’s co-star, Cindy Williams, is currently starring in “Menopause The Musical at Harrah’s through Aug. 28).

222: The room number for the show in which Williams made one of her earliest TV appearances, in “Room 222.”

77: Position of “American Graffiti,” one of Williams’ earliest films, on the American Film Institute’s “100 Years … 100 Movies” list of the top movies of the 20th century,

116,000: Twitter followers for Kix Brooks.

278,300: Twitter followers for Ronnie Dunn.

1.62 million:Twitter followers for Reba McEntire.

6,000: Performances by Chippendales at the Rio, notched July 6.

10 million: Calendars sold by Chippendales since 1981.

2,115,459: People who will see Chippendales in Las Vegas or on tour this year.

12,243: Fruit of the Loom T-shirts to be torn off this year.

4: Sets of pink, gold, pewter and blue blazers and black jeans worn by Human Nature at Sands Showroom at Venetian Las Vegas.

7: Costume changes in the Human Nature show.

90: Minutes in a Human Nature show.

46: Songs sung or referenced in the HN show.

0: Performances of the song “Human Nature” in the Human Nature show.

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