THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW

  • A man who smashed Donald Trump's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame has been sentenced to three years' probation after pleading no contest to a felony count of vandalism. He'll have to pay a fine of $9400 and do community service.
  • Meg Ryan has confirmed her engagement to John Mellencamp.
  • It's back! A chunk of the Polar Vortex has slipped down and will cause temperatures to drop to January levels in parts of the central and eastern U.S. for the next several days.
  • Applications for new mortgages have hit a 4-year low.
  • Ford has bought the electric scooter company, Spin.
  • The reason you couldn't find those Thanksgiving Pringles on the Kellogg's website the other day-they sold out in 41 minutes. They were three mini-cans of Pringles in three Thanksgiving flavors: Turkey, stuffing and Pumpkin Pie.
  • If you ask Alexa to tell you a joke, she will. However, when I asked this week, Alexa asked if it would be OK for Jimmy Fallon to take over for her for a couple of weeks. I said, "Sure." So now, when you ask her to tell a funny, Jimmy steps in. Tell Alexa you miss her, and she'll come back and take over again.
  • Three asteroids are going to pass "dangerously close" to earth this weekend. The closest will be 237,037 miles from our planet.
  • Bryan Cranston has confirmed there is a "Breaking Bad" film in the works but isn't sure if his infamous character Walter White will be a part of it.
  • They say that Demo Lovato's sobriety is getting a lot of help from her ex, Wilmer Valderrama, who have been in constant touch since returned to Hollywood.
  • The day after a Texas judge lost a re-election bid, he showed up in court and released all seven of the teens that went before him that day... saying, it's what voters wanted.
  • Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has been hospitalized after she fell and broke three ribs.
  • So, you can go to court to change your name. These days, you can change your gender. Now, a 69-year-old Dutch man is going to court to have his age legally reduced by 20 years, to improve his dating prospects.
  • California voted to adopt Daylight Saving Time year-round.
  • Rudy Giuliani's divorce case reveals he spent $12,000 on cigars.
  • A 106-year-old woman from El Salvador has reached her dream of becoming an American citizen.
  • A new study claims that sleepy drivers are involved in 100,000 crashes a year.
  • Another study says a majority of singles wouldn't date someone who lives with their parents.
  • According to Nielsen, 36 million people watched the midterm election returns.

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