THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW
Penny Marshall, the good-natured Bronx native who starred on the ABC sitcom "Laverne & Shirley," before shattering records as a top-grossing female director in Hollywood, has died. She was 75. For the record, "One, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, Schlemiel, Schlimazel Hasenpfeffer Incorporated!" was an old Bronx cheer. Her brother, Gary, directed the show.
Rapper T.I. is paying a $300 fine after pleading no contest to violating a local law in Georgia that prohibits public cursing.
Jimmy Fallon's "Tonight Show" will do an episode from Puerto Rico January 19th that will include an exclusive performance with Lin-Manuel Miranda reprising his role in "Hamilton."
Dax Shepherd says he was supposed to guest star on "Will and Grace" last year, but after a 2-hour table read didn't go well, producers decided to pass on him.
Cosmopolitan says Conair Man reports 59 percent of men would shave off all their facial hair if it meant their partner would be more willing to have sex with them.
Things happened when Pete Davidson tweeted out this message last Saturday afternoon: "i really don't want to be on this earth anymore. i'm doing my best to stay here for you but i actually don't know how much longer i can last." Lorne Michaels pulled his scheduled sketch from that night's SNL. Ariana Grande showed up at the studio, but Davidson refused to see her. Michaels has promised to get Pete all the help he needs.
One thing we know about tonight's season finale` of "Survivor: David Versus Goliath" -- there will be a live proposal.
A little on edge, over there at UPS. Someone with access to the UPS Store account tweeted the other day, "If your child addresses a letter to the North Pole, leave it with us. We do shredding."
"The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" star Alfonso Ribeiro is suing the creators of Fortnite and NBA 2K for using his famous dance on the popular video games.
Google "Goats Sing O Holy Night." You won't be disappointed.
Ann Wilson of Heart is selling her Seattle home for $4.7 million. She hosted parties there with groups like Pearl Jam, Nirvana and Alice in Chains, among others.
In Hays County, Texas, they're talking about an 11-year-old girl with an inoperable brain tumor that just suddenly disappeared! The tumor, not the girl.
The biggest question: if there is a government shutdown, will that prevent NORAD from tracking Santa Claus on Christmas Eve?
People are flocking to a Tim Horton's Coffee Shop on Cape Breton Island in Canada, as people noticed that the lights seem to be casting a figure of Jesus on the wall of the shop.
A college student heading home from Colorado to California got a life-lesson at the airport. Southwest Airlines told her no, she could not bring along her emotional-support betta fish with her on the flight.
Popeye's Chicken saw the opportunity and they're now offering "Emotional Support Chickens" -- which are to-go boxes of their foot in Chicken-shaped boxes.
A guy going through the drive-through window at a Florida McDonald's tried to pay for his order with pot. Not a recognized currency... yet.
In Connecticut, a fire damaged a restaurant... with the name, "Flames Mediterranean Grill."
If you're keeping score at home, Meghan Markle's mom will not be spending the holidays with the Royal Family. By the way, her baby bump is starting to show.
For the record, Seattle was the first city where Santa appeared in a store window seeing kids.
One mall in Los Angeles is being patrolled by a robot that moves around through the mall, sending images of what's going on back to a surveillance station.
Rapper Drake says he is putting in extra security outside his home because of a feud with Kanye West.
YouTube says it removed 224 million comments from July through September.