THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW

  • Haven't been to a movie lately, huh? Box office numbers are down 15% from last January and it was the worst January in 6 years.
  • Cory Booker tossed his hat into the 2020 presidential race on Friday.
  • Job growth in January hit 304,000. The experts were expecting 170,000.
  • Musician and actor Johnny Flynn will play David Bowie in the upcoming feature Stardust. Think "Bohemian Rhapsody," except about Bowie's life story. There's also a Celine Dion biopic in the works.
  • Remember "Fiji Girl" from the Golden Globes, model Kelleth Cuthbert, who photo-bombed just about every celebrity there with bottles of Fiji water on a tray? She is now suing Fiji Water Co. and The Wonderful Co. for creating cardboard cutouts of her viral moment without her permission, one of which was, ironically, spotted photo-bombing John Legend at an Los Angeles grocery store.
  • Evan Rachel Wood is now talking about the time when she was 22, and while battling mental health issues, actually found herself seeking treatment at a mental hospital.
  • Google is shutting down Google Plus on April 2. Get your photos off while you can.
  • Sam Adams released a new beer for the Super Bowl: Too Old, Too Slow, Still Here -- a tongue-in-cheek nod to Tom Brady and the Patriots' 2018-2019 season.
  • A San Francisco chef is threatening that he won't serve people in his restaurants wearing "Make America Great Again" hats.
  • Demi Lovato got two new tattoos last week, if you're keeping score at home. The latest, written on her ankle, the phrase "Buddy was here," honoring her dog that was killed by coyotes four years ago.
  • South Dakota has become the latest state to allow concealed handguns without a permit.
  • Gary Player's son, Wayne, was arrested for fraud and jailed for five days after an incident at last year's Masters.
  • Last week icy cold sub-freezing weather was practically a commercial for remote-starts on cars.
  • Roger Clemens' son is suing a bar after allegedly being assaulted by bouncers.
  • Quite a few New Orleans Saints fans held anti-Super Bowl parties yesterday, in the aftermath of that horrific call.
  • The U.K. is toying with a concept of reducing the work week to just four days, to see if that helps reduce worker burnout.
  • Starbucks baristas are being instructed on how to handle customers angry about Howard Schultz running for President.
  • Former Manson Family member Leslie Van Houten is being recommended for parole on her 22nd attempt.
  • Some 7-11s are now broadcasting a high-pitched sound to keep people from loitering outside their stores.
  • It's estimated that 17 million Americans, more than ever before, have called in sick this morning, the day after the Super Bowl.
  • The Texas Rangers new stadium will have synthetic grass when it opens in 2020.
  • A study says many small children are using too much toothpaste when they brush their teeth.
  • Derek Jeter and his wife had their second child together, another girl, Story Grey Jeter.
  • Lindsey Vonn announced her retirement on Friday, saying she will retire from competitive skiing after this month's world championships in Sweden.

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