Wednesday, May 17, 2017

THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW

  • Katy Perry is your next "American Idol" judge. 
  • In South Carolina, a high school student collapsed and died after consuming too much caffeine. 
  • Hillary Clinton has launched a new political group, Onward Together, to combat Donald Trump. 
  • Hackers are said to be holding the upcoming "Pirates of the Caribbean" movie hostage, threatening to release it online if Disney doesn't pay up. 
  • At a Christie's auction Monday night, a bronze female head by Constantin Brancusi sold for $57.4 million. It's thought to have been purchased by David Geffen. 
  • Just two weeks after its launch, Marvel's Black Lives Matter comics have been canceled. 
  • Today is the 17th of May, Norwegian Constitution Day. The biggest celebration in the world outside of Norway is in Seattle, with a day-long party and parade. www.17thofmay.org 
  • Alex Rodriguez is going to join "Shark Tank" as a guest judge and the show moves to Sunday nights this fall. 
  • Months after leaving as chairman/CEO of Paramount Pictures, Brad Grey lost his battle with cancer. He was only 59. 
  • They say the Seahawks are looking at both RG3 and Colin Kaepernick as possible backups to Russell Wilson. 
  • After 15 years together, Jim Parsons and graphic designer Todd Spiewak were married over the weekend. 
  • Retired women's soccer star Amy Wambach and "Christian mommy blogger" Glennon Doyle Melton also got married last weekend. 
  • WNBA stars Diana Taurasi and former Phoenix Mercury teammate Penny Taylor were married over the weekend, as well. 
  • John Cygan died Saturday at his home in California after a battle with cancer, at the age of 63. If you didn't remember him from "The Commish," you'd recognize him as one of the voices in "Cars," "WALL-E," "Up," "Toy Story 3" and "Inside Out," as well as the games Halo and Grand Theft Auto. 
  • Linebacker Rolando McClain was arrested on marijuana and gun charges over the weekend. This will probably end his NFL career. 
  • Sears said back in January that it would be closing 150 stores this year. Apparently, that number will actually be higher. 
  • CBS has canceled "The Odd Couple" after three seasons. For a while, Matthew Perry had steady work again. 
  • Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin celebrated Apple's 13th birthday together as a family. 
  • A German discount grocer, Lidl, is getting ready to open its first store in the U.S. You'll be hearing more about them. 

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