THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW

  • Susan Olsen, who played Cindy on "The Brady Bunch" has been fired from her radio show after going on a homophobic rant.
  • The Polar Vortex is heading east, towards New York.
  • The actor who played Neville Longbottom in the Harry Potter movies, Matthew Lewis and his long-time girlfriend, Angela Jones, got engaged over the weekend.
  • It hasn't been officially announced yet, but it appears that Erin Andrews is engaged to L.A. Kings hockey player Jarret Stoll.
  • Uber has banned physical contact and flirting between drivers and passengers.
  • Lionel Ritchie is going to hit the concert trail next year with special guest Mariah Carey.
  • Big meeting tomorrow at Trump Tower in New York between the president-elect and the tech leaders: Amazon's Jeff Bezos, Apple CEO Tim Cook, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, Intel CEO Brian Krzanich, Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg, Oracle co-CEO Safra Catz, Cisco CEO Chuck Robbins, as well as Larry Page and Eric Schmidt, CEO and chairman of Google parent Alphabet.
  • The Cherokee Nation has OK'd same-sex marriages.
  • Mark Zuckerberg is said to be considering a career in politics.
  • Paris has made all public transportation free to cut back on pollution from traffic.
  • New Audis will reportedly be able to "talk" to traffic lights which will inform them when the lights will change from red to green.
  • The U.S. Postal Services reminds you of these deadlines if you want things to arrive before Christmas: Ground service (12-15), First-class mail (12-20), Priority mail (12-21) and Priority mail express (12-23).
  • Last week we heard that the world's giraffe population was dwindling.
  • For the second year in a row, Johnny Depp has been named Forbes magazine's Most Overpaid Actor.
  • Selena Gomez has signed a $10 million deal with Coach.
  • Daniel Craig has reportedly been offered $150 million to do two more Bond movies.
  • The Stanford marching band has been temporarily suspended through next spring after a panel found repeated violations of school policies.


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