AHOY MATE -- Undaunted by the sinking of the Costa Concordia and the adrift-at-sea Triumph, Dream and Legend, Carnival Cruises' profits are soaring. Unveiling their new slogan "Shipwrecks Are Fun!", Carnival launched a full press and TV assault showing "Gilligan's Island" reruns.
SOUR NOTE -- A violin played by ship's musician Wallace Hartley on the deck of the sinking Titanic in 1912 will be auctioned in Belfast. In the same vein, the harmonica the captain of the Costa Concordia played while sneaking into a lifeboat disguised as a musician is also up for bid.
HITCH YOUR WAGON -- The A&E Network debuts a new prequel to "Psycho" called "Bates Motel" with Freddie Highmore as Norman and Vera Farmiga as his possessive mom. Not to be confused with ABC's new "Psycho" spin off "Showering With the Stars."
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