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Thursday, February 9, 2017

THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW

  • Yes, there are people calling for a boycott of Budweiser because of its Super Bowl ad about immigrants.
  • Richard Hatch, Captain Apollo in the original "Battlestar Galactica," has died at the age of 71.
  • Right now, LaMelo Ball is a sophomore at Chino Hills High School in California, but he has already committed to UCLA to play hoops there. Tuesday, in his latest high school game, he scored 92 points.
  • Jack Nicholson, who hasn't appeared in a feature film since 2010, will star opposite Kristen Wiig in the English-language remake of "Toni Erdmann."
  • For the first time in a year and a half, Stephen Colbert's "Late Show" beat Jimmy Fallon's "Tonight Show" last week in total viewers, according to Nielsen data released on Tuesday.
  • Melania Trump has refiled a $150 million libel lawsuit against British publication, The Daily Mail, for claiming that she once worked for Milan and New York modeling agencies that also operated as escort agencies.
  • Saturday Night Live's ratings have been so good, producers are thinking about launching a 30-minute "Weekend Update" show that would air Thursdays, starting this fall.
  • The Winter Olympics in South Korea are just one year away.
  • A criminal whose sentence was commuted by President Obama is back in prison after being caught with two pounds of cocaine.
  • A New Jersey law will allow lottery tickets to be delivered by private courier.
  • Now there's talk of Tamron Hall -- who quit NBC's "Today Show" after the hiring of Megyn Kelly -- is heading to "Live with Kelli."
  • Tom Brady is endorsing a pair of $200 pajamas that the company claims to work by reflecting infrared waves back to the body.
  • The world's most expensive Lego brick, made out of 14 karat gold, just sold online for $15,000.
  • A man ate 409 chicken wings to become a champion of Philadelphia's Wing Bowl over the weekend.
  • The 59th annual Grammy Awards are this Sunday. The list of performers included Katy Perry, Adele, Bruno Mars, Carrie Underwood, John Legend, Keith Urban, A Tribe Called Quest and Metallica.
  • By the way, Katy's new song, "Chained to the Rhythm" comes out Friday. She'll then perform it live on the Grammy's Sunday.
  • Professor Irwin Corey, who was known as the World's Foremost Authority, died Monday at the age of 102.
  • A New Jersey boy has become the first openly transgender member of the Boy Scouts one week after the Boy Scouts of America changed its policy to allow transgender children to join the organization.
  • In Oklahoma, a man walked up to a group of Girl Scouts selling cookies at a mall and offered to trade them a bottle of vodka for a box of cookies. He was arrested.
  • Teenagers are moving on from vaping... to dripping. That's when they take liquid nicotine and apply it directly to the heated coils of an e-cigarette or other vaporizers to produce thick clouds of nicotine vapor.
  • In Nashville, they're building the August Moon Drive-In, which is a salute to the Drive-In theaters of years gone by. However, this one will be indoors, with 50 classic cars where you can sit and watch a movie, along with real trees, hammocks, a star-lit night with an August Moon and fireflies. Should be completed sometime next year.
  • Pittsburgh police charged a man with drunken driving and fighting with the officers who allegedly found him semi-conscious behind the wheel of a car while wearing pink lingerie.

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