THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW

  • Bart Starr, a Green Bay Packers legend who became the first quarterback to win five championships, died Sunday in Birmingham, AL, at the age of 85. The Packers announced the news late Sunday morning. He had been in poor health since 2014, when he suffered two strokes and a heart attack.
  • Actor Geoffrey Rush has been awarded the largest ever defamation payout to a single person in Australia, just under $2 million. An actress claimed he had acted inappropriately during the #metoo movement, but a judge ruled she was prone to exaggeration.
  • "Dancing with the Stars" dancer Cheryl Burke married actor Matthew Lawrence last week. He was the son in "Mrs. Doubtfire" and Jack Hunter in "Boy Meets World."
  • In 1933 when Louis Meyer, after winning his second Indy 500, had a tall glass of buttermilk in victory lane to cool off. Apparently, his mother told him the best thing to drink on a hot summer day is buttermilk. For whatever reason, the American Dairy Association of Indiana no longer offers buttermilk to the winner. Non-fat, 1%, 2%, or whole, but not buttermilk.
  • Kailua in Hawaii has been ranked the best beach in the U.S.
  • Bath & Body Works is closing 24 stores while opening 46 new locations.
  • Michael D. Cohen has starred on Nickelodeon's Henry Danger as "Schwoz" since 2014. He made an interesting announcement the other day-revealing that he transgendered 20 years, from a woman to a man.
  • Heads are apparently starting to roll at "The Tonight Show" after Stephen Colbert topped them in the ratings for the first time in 20 years. One exec is already out.
  • George Clooney says he and his family are in danger -- because his lawyer wife, Amal, is bringing a case against ISIS in French court.
  • Just a month after the New Orleans Times-Picayune laid off all 161 members of its staff, The Reading Eagle in Reading, Pennsylvania, has cut all 221 of their employees.
  • Adam Levine is leaving "The Voice" after 16 seasons and being replaced by Gwen Stefani.
  • For the record, Sylvester Stallone kept those turtles from the original "Rocky" movie... they're now 44-years-old!

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