Wednesday, August 23, 2017

THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW

  • 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.

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