Monday, October 2, 2017

THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW

  • A librarian in Massachusetts is declining a donation of ten Dr. Seuss books from first lady Melania Trump. 
  • Over the weekend, media mogul S.I.Newhouse, Jr. died at the age of 89. He turned Vanity Fair into a must-read, presided over fashion bible Vogue and purchased The New Yorker. 
  • Paris, France, tried something interesting yesterday--it's first "Car Free Day!" Motor vehicles were banned from Paris from 11am to 6pm. 
  • And game show host Monty Hall passed away at the age of 96. For decades, he hosted "Let's Make a Deal!" His real name was Monte Halparin. 
  • Sarah Jessica Parker said the third "Sex and the City" movie has been canceled. Reports are that co-star Kim Cattrall's demands were a bit too much. 
  • Actor Michael Douglas says he "doesn't believe in the after-life", but remembers calming white light and said he heard angels singing when he "almost drowned" while swimming in the ocean as a University of California, Santa Barbara student in the 1960s. 
  • O.J. Simpson was released from prison over the weekend. 
  • So, add Luke Bryan and Lionel Ritchie to the judges panel for the reboot of American Idol. 
  • Mark Wahlberg made a whopping $90 million last year. 
  • 50-Cent is claiming that Donald Trump offered him $500K last year to endorse him for president. 
  • Marilyn Manson was injured during a performance over the weekend, when one of the large props on the stage landed on top of him. 
  • After making 28 albums and winning 11 Grammys, singer Linda Ronstadt says she can't stand listening to any of her albums. 
  • Art experts say that the sketch "Moanna Vann" is a charcoal drawing by Leonardo da Vinci, a nude, which was the warmup for his masterpiece, Mona Lisa. 
  • Lots of Oprah in 2020 swirling around on the Internet over the weekend. 
  • "Last Flag Flying" is getting Steve Carrell some Oscar-buzz. 
  • Justin Timberlake is said to be finalizing his deal to perform at the next Super Bowl halftime show. 
  • Taco Bell is teaming up with Forever 21 to launch a fashion line which they promise to be "hotter than Diablo Sauce." It'll hit stores October 11th. 
  • There is a New York Pizzeria that has a $2,000 pizza on their menu. 
  • A man dressed as a Coke bottle robbed a restaurant in Kentucky. 
  • A report says people not wanting antibiotics in their food should order more chicken and less beef and pork. 
  • Lindsey Vonn has requested to be able to race against men skiers. 
  • An 18-inch tree-dwelling rat that opens coconuts with its teeth was discovered in the Solomon Islands. 
  • Archaeologists are intrigued with the discovery of a 4,000-year-old tomb in Israel that contained decapitated toads. 
  • President Trump plans to visit Puerto Rico tomorrow. 
  • There's talk that Peyton Manning may run for the Senate. 
  • As of today, the sequel to "Wonder Woman" is scheduled to hit theaters December 13th, 2019. 
  • We don't "fall back" until November 5th this year, so over a month left of Daylight Saving Time.

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