THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW

  • Star Wars: Episode VIII has officially finished filming.
  • Al Gore will not be attending the convention this week, saying he has "obligations in Tennessee."
  • The oak tree famous for its appearance in the movie, "The Shawshank Redemption" apparently was toppled by a strong wind gust.
  • Former NFL Coach Dennis Green died last week at age 67.
  • Amazon's Jeff Bezos is now the third richest person in the world... AND in the latest "Star Trek" movie.
  • 7-11 had a first on Friday, It became the first company to deliver a Slurpee and a chicken sandwich using a drone in Reno, NV.
  • The next Star Trek TV series will be "Star Trek Discovery" and will debut on CBS in January, 2017.
  • A reporter was caught playing Pokemon Go during a State Department briefing on ISIS.
  • A service in Japan allows people to "rent" men for a price who will sit and listen to them.
  • TGI Friday's is running commercials that are based on the hit musical "Hamilton."
  • A man is reportedly doing well after becoming the first in the UK to undergo a double hand transplant.
  • Pokemon Go has just launched in Japan.
  • President Obama has vetoed cuts to the expense accounts of former Presidents.
  • There's speculation that a Honus Wagner baseball card -- minted sometime between 1909 and 1911 -- could fetch more than $3 million when Goldin Auctions puts it up for bid in September.
  • The iPhone 7 will hit stores on Friday, September 16.
  • There's a feeling among K-mart workers that the stores are close to the final part of their bankruptcy and are close to all suddenly being shut down.
  • By next summer, Disneyland's Athe Twilight Zone-themed Tower of Terror will become Guardians of the Galaxy -- Mission: Breakout!
  • It's thought that Verizon is getting close to taking over Yahoo.


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