THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW
- 86-year-old Rita Moreno, who won an Oscar in the original film version of "West Side Story," is being cast in Steven Spielberg's highly anticipated remake.
- The Sierra Nevada Brewery put out the challenge and over 1,000 other breweries committed to brew a special beer, with proceeds going towards California fire relief.
- Stephen Hillenburg, who created SpongeBob Squarepants, has died after a long battle with ALS. He was 57.
- Sir Elton John had to cancel a couple of shows in Florida Tuesday night, after getting an ear infection.
- Stevie Wonder says his upcoming concert at the Staples Center in Los Angeles December 9th will be a benefit for victims of the recent California fires.
- The Los Angeles Auto Show is underway in the City of Angels. Just opened yesterday.
- 165-million people shopped one way or the other this past holiday weekend.
- Tom Payne, who plays Jesus on "The Walking Dead", announced his engagement to his longtime love Jennifer Akerman.
- O.J. Simpson's former manager, Norman Pardo, is making a documentary about the infamous murders, but in his telling, O.J. has at least one accomplice.
- Former pro wrestler and governor of Michigan Jesse Ventura says the Green Party is knocking at his door about being their candidate for president next time around.
- A study says North Dakota is the state with the most holiday stress.
- If you're keeping score at home, Amazon's Jeff Bezos' net worth went up $6.28-billion on Cyber Monday.
- CBS says that the Murphy Brown reboot and the series, "Happy Together" are being canceled.
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