Wednesday, May 31, 2017

THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW

  • Ariana Grande is going to put on a benefit concert for the Manchester bombing victims in Manchester this Sunday, along with friends Justin Bieber, Coldplay, Katy Perry, Pharrel Williams and others. 
  • Miranda Kerr and Snapchat's Evan Spiegel were married last Saturday. That would be Orlando Bloom's ex. 
  • The former dictator of Panama, Manuel Noriega, has died. He was 83. 
  • Australia is considering a ban on anyone coming to their country who is a convicted pedophile. 
  • Americans made 433 million fewer trips to restaurants at lunchtime last year, resulting in roughly $3.2 billion in lost business for restaurants. It was the lowest level of lunch traffic in at least four decades. 
  • John Legend chipped in $5,000 to help pay off the lunch meal debt for Seattle Public Schools. 
  • The Memorial Day Weekend box office was the lowest it's been in 18 years. 
  • A female zookeeper was killed by a tiger at a zoo in Cambridge, England, on Monday. 
  • The Pacific Northwest is enjoying a record cherry crop this year. 
  • A Texas theater is getting flack for having a women-only showing of "Wonder Woman." By the way, it's sold out. 
  • Former Dodgers manager Tommy Lasorda is home resting after having his pace-maker replaced last Friday. 
  • The due date approaches for Amal and George Clooney. 
  • The NBA Finals begin tomorrow. Cleveland Cavaliers and the Golden State Warriors for the third year in a row. 
  • It looks like another Jetsons movie is going to happen. 
  • The British Airways IT meltdown will cost the airline a reported $111 million. 
  • Estimates are that, during summer, 818 hot dogs are eaten every second. 
  • Cheerleading could become an Olympic sport by 2024. 
  • Google plans to build a $100 million blimp. 
  • Microsoft's video game streaming service has changed its name from "Beam" to "Mixer." 
  • President Trump has ticked off U.S. farmers by lifting the ban on lemons from Argentina. 
  • Governor Jerry Springer? He's thinking about a run next year in Ohio. 
  • The statue of the Little Mermaid in Copenhagen was doused in red paint by protesters upset about the upcoming whale hunting season in the North Atlantic. 
  • Alanis Morissette's Jagged Little Pill is being made into a musical, debuting next year. 

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