- Mark Wahlberg soared to the top of the world's highest paid actors on an annual Forbes magazine. Wahlberg, 46, earned an estimated $68 million in2017 thanks to his pay days for movies "Daddy's Home 2" and "Transformers: The Last Knight." Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson was second with $65 million.
- The next version of Google's Android software will be called Oreo.
- Joe Kelly, the father of Hall of Fame Buffalo Bills quarterback Jim Kelly, died Monday.
- A coroner says comedian Jerry Lewis died of end-stage heart disease.
- Comedian Bill Cosby's retrial on charges of sexually assaulting a former Temple University administrator in 2004 at his Philadelphia-area home will be postponed from November to March of next year.
- Customers and employees of Joe's Crab Shack were stunned last week to discover the restaurants closed with no warning. The company has closed 41 restaurants so far.
- Two weeks ago, Bonnie Tyler's song "Total Eclipse of the Heart" sold 2,000 copies in a 7-day period. Last week, it sold 12,000 copies.
- According to the Center for American Progress, 42 percent of U.S. mothers with children under 18 are the sole or primary earners in their family.
- A Texas family had enjoyed what they thought was a Norman Rockwell print over their fireplace. It turns out it was an original, which sold at auction for $1.6 million.
- Friends from College has been renewed for a second season at Netflix.
- Chrissy Teigen says she's been drinking too much and "wants to fix" her lifestyle.
- A Los Angeles jury awarded $417 million to a woman suffering from ovarian cancer Monday who alleged that her illness is linked to the talc in Johnson & Johnson baby powder.
- Alabama tops the College Football pre-season poll.
- Two members of the Kennedy clan were arrested for refusing to tone down a raucous party early Sunday in Barnstable, Massachusetts.
- The solar eclipse on Monday was an even bigger event on Facebook than this year's Super Bowl game.
- They're working on a video-on-demand service that would allow you to watch a movie within 45 days of being released in theaters for $30. They hope to launch the service next year.
- Brian Austin Green and Megan Fox are considering a 4th child together after reconciling.
- 95-year-old producer Norman Lear has been given the go-ahead to produce a new series for NBC called, "Guess Who Died?"
- Snack company KIND dumped 45,485 pounds of sugar in Times Square Tuesday to spark conversation about how much added sugar children consume.
Wednesday, August 23, 2017
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