Monday, July 10, 2017

THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW

  • George Clooney is making plans to move back to LA, for the safety of his family, after the latest spate of terror attacks in England. 
  • Heads up: Bastille Day is this Friday, in case you're in the mood to storm something. 
  • Nelsan Ellis, who played sassy short-order cook Lafayette Reynolds on HBO's True Blood, has died at 39 of complications from heart failure. 
  • New Jersey Governor Chris Christy is doing afternoons today and tomorrow on WFAN in New York, a sports talk station, in what's being called an audition for a regular gig there. 
  • Sears is going to do a little more belt-tightening and close 43 more stores: 35 K-Marts and 8 Sears locations. 
  • Amazon Prime Day is tomorrow, although the deals will actually start later tonight. 
  • Muslim groups in Malaysia and Indonesia have called for a boycott of Starbucks because of the coffee chain's support for LGBT rights. 
  • The 5.3 million people of Norway were given the opportunity to pay extra taxes into a special fund, if they felt the desire. In the one month since that opportunity has existed, the entire country contributed just over $1,000. 
  • Comics guru Stan Lee was married to his wife, Joan, for 69 years. She passed away last week at the age of 93. 
  • 50 Cent let it be known on Instagram that he thought Jay Z's new "4:44" album was nothing but "Ivy league" "Golf course music." 
  • Tesla began production of their Model 3 on Friday. They hope to produce 20,000 units by December. 
  • They're also busy building the world's biggest lithium-ion battery in South Australia. By the end of the year, Tesla will have built a battery "three times more powerful" than anything else on earth. 
  • The annual Running of the Bulls started Friday in Pamplona, Spain and continues for 8 days. 
  • Charles Payne, a Fox Business Network host, has been suspended while 21st Century Fox probes sexual harassment allegations. 
  • They were once THE DEAL, but now Jawbone -- the popular fitness tracking and bluetooth speaker company -- has begun liquidation proceedings. 
  • Amazon is partnering with an Oregon winery to begin selling wine online. 
  • An Iraqi male model was reportedly killed in Baghdad because he was too good looking. 
  • Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson and his wife Ciara celebrated their one year anniversary over the weekend. 
  • A new product allows people to snort chocolate for an energy boost. 
  • Donald Trump's first paycheck as President will be used on restoration projects at the Antietam battlefield. 

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