Friday, February 17, 2017

THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW

  • Disney will release the galaxy's newest "Star Wars" toys at a September 1 midnight event to be called "Force Friday II" ahead of the holiday debut of the next film in the saga, "The Last Jedi."
  • Ivanka Trump is reportedly mad at Kellyanne Conway.
  • Helping Playboy magazine return to the days of nude photos is Harry Potter actress Scarlett Byrne. She played Draco Malfoy's girlfriend Pansy Parkinson.
  • An 82-year-old New York City woman says she has the "libido of a teen" and looks for dates in Tinder.
  • A Nevada state senator has proposed a bill outlawing forced microchipping of humans.
  • Facebook has unveiled an app that will allow people to watch their videos on TV.
  • A supermarket in Scotland has come up with a relaxed check-out line where people are encouraged to take their time, talk and ask the cashier questions.
  • A survey says that half of all married couples in Japan are not having sex.
  • The March issue of Vogue has caused an uproar, after it featured a photo of model Karlie Kloss dressed as a Geisha. It was called "racist" and "culturally insensitive."
  • A new study says that 42% of millennials have NOT started saving for their retirement.
  • The "Guardians of the Galaxy" ride -- "Mission Breakout" -- will open at Disney California Adventure park in Anaheim on May 27.
  • Starbucks is starting to sell their own brand of ice cream at 100 of their locations in the U.S.
  • Another sporting goods chain, MC Sports, has filed for bankruptcy.
  • Amazon has filed for a patent where their drones would deliver packages by parachute to some locations.
  • Logan Everett is the newest doll in the American Girl line of collectible dolls and the first male.
  • Regis Philbin says that even though he and Kelly Ripa co-hosted a show together for 10 years, they don't keep in touch and he has never once been asked back.
  • The French say employees should work 35 hours a week. Brits tend to be at their desks for 37.5 hours. Meanwhile, Americans typically spend 47 hours a week at work. Australian research says the perfect work week is 39 hours.
  • The third season of "Outlander "won't be on your TV until September.
  • Tom Cruise lost his mother last week. Katie Holmes reached out to help him.

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