Monday, June 5, 2017

THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW

  • Attendance declined at 13 of 14 Disney theme parks around the world in 2016 compared with 2015. 
  • Remember those two people stabbed to death on a Portland, Oregon, train because they were defending a couple of Muslim girls? One of them had their wedding ring and backpack stolen as he lay there, dying. Police nabbed a suspect thanks to video on Friday. 
  • Meanwhile, newspaper circulation has dropped to a 77-year-low. 
  • Lindsay Lohan is launching her own jewelry line. 
  • Kellogg's is closing several distribution centers and laying off 1,000 workers. 
  • Jeb Bush and Derek Jeter reportedly had a falling out, with Bush withdrawing from the attempt to buy the Miami Marlins. 
  • Wendell Burton, who made his screen debut opposite Liza Minnelli in 1969's "The Sterile Cuckoo" died Tuesday at 69 of brain cancer at home in Houston. 
  • Vince Gill is going to fill the hole left by the death of Glenn Frey at upcoming Eagles concerts, along with Frey's 24-year-old son, Deacon. 
  • Everyone's attending graduations these days, including Sylvester Stallone, whose second daughter with wife Jennifer Flavin, Sistine Stallone, graduated from Notre Dame High School in California. 
  • Several shows on Kathy Griffin's Celebrity Run-In Tour have been canceled after the release of a photo depicting the comedienne holding up a fake decapitated head of President Donald Trump. 
  • Leo Varadkar won Ireland's recent election and will become that country's first gay prime minister. 
  • Alec Baldwin helped New Jersey Democrats raise over $5 million for their cause last week. 
  • Netflix has canceled "Sense8" after only two seasons. 
  • A new report that says more than half of American workers didn't use all their vacation days last year. 
  • The U.S. aircraft carrier Nimitz sailed out of Bremerton, Washington, for destinations unknown, but many believe it's Korea-bound. 
  • Did you know that Gal Gadot, the star of "Wonder Woman" is a former Miss Israel? She also spent two years in the Israeli army. 
  • Ananya Vinay, 12, out-spelled 291 spellers from across the country and globe to become this year's Scripps Spelling Bee champion. Ananya is a 6th-grader at Fugman Elementary School in Fresno, CA. 
  • An Arizona man finally got the department of licensing to allow him to wear a colander on his head for his driver's license picture after taking the matter to court. He won on religious reasons. 
  • A regular Costco membership has gone up, from $55 to $60. An Executive Membership went up $10, to $120. 

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