THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW

  • You must see the new John Lewis and Partners Christmas ad featuring Elton John. Go to YouTube now. 
  • County music legend and Hee-Haw co-host Roy Clark died yesterday. He was 85. 
  • A report says Stan Lee was working on a new character "Dirt Man" at the time of his death. 
  • You're not alone. 68 percent of Americans have either quit or taken a break from social media this year. 
  • You're going to be hearing more about a new movie coming out November 23, "The Favourite." 
  • Amy Schumer had to be hospitalized and cancel some shows because of severe morning sickness. 
  • Kellyanne Conway's husband has organized a new anti-Trump group. 
  • Carrie Underwood revealed the gender of her baby at the CMA Awards Wednesday night. She and husband Mike Fisher are having a boy! 
  • In Iran, two currency traders were executed for hoarding gold. 
  • Snow, sleet and freezing rain are on tap from Arkansas to Maine today. 
  • If you planned to actually purchase the 12 Days of Christmas this year, it'll cost you $450 more in 2018 for all 364 gifts. 
  • If you enjoy clear skies this weekend, keep in mind the annual Leonid meteor shower will be lighting up the sky late Saturday and early Sunday. 
  • That White House staffer Melania was having a problem with has been reassigned. 
  • A new whitepaper from Parks Associates reports live broadcast TV represented 60% of video consumption on televisions in early 2012 but only 44% at the end of 2017. 
  • Quicken Loans Inc. founder Dan Gilbert is selling his Detroit casino for 1 billion. 
  • There's a new obesity pill coming on the market that expands to 100 times its size inside the stomach, cutting back on food intake. 
  • Amazon says it will be bringing 5,000 jobs to Nashville with a new operations hub. 
  • A study says one fourth of all workplace murders take place in convenience stores. 
  • That New Jersey couple who raised hundreds of thousands of dollars in a viral charity campaign for a homeless man were allegedly working with the vagrant in pulling a fast one. 
  • In Florida, a woman had a few too many at a restaurant and then, on the way out, grabbed a lobster out of the tank and ran out the door to set it free. She didn't make it far. 
  • Tulsa, Oklahoma, is saying "Hey, if you work remotely, you might as well live here" and is offering $10,000 to make the move, with some stipulations. Each $10,000 grant comes in the form of $2,500 to be put towards relocation expenses, a $500 per month stipend, and $1,500 at the end of a 12-month program. 
  • Former Dallas Cowboys linebacker Jeff Rohrer just tackled a huge secret in his personal life, coming out as gay and revealing he plans to marry skincare magnate Joshua Ross on Sunday.

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