THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW

  • Bad Robot, the famed production company J.J. Abrams runs with his wife and co-CEO Katie McGrath, is getting close to signing a deal with Warner Media in the neighborhood of $500 million. Nice neighborhood.
  • Monday was the 25th anniversary of that famous slow Bronco chase of O.J. Simpson.
  • It appears Prince William wasn't the only member of the royal family who reportedly had reservations about Prince Harry marrying American actress Meghan Markle. Prince Philip, Harry's grandfather, is said to have told his grandson, "one steps out with actresses, one doesn't marry them," according to a report from the UK's Sunday Times.
  • Mark Consuelos and Kelly Ripa's daughter celebrated her 18th birthday on Sunday. Well, she did up until the moment she walked into her parents' bedroom and saw them... well, let's say they weren't playing cards.
  • "The Hunger Games" author Suzanne Collins is writing a prequel set 64 years prior to the other books. The first one is supposed to be out next May.
  • Taylor Swift is being accused by some of exploiting the gay culture with her new pride anthem.
  • A serial sperm donor from New York is about to become a father for the 50th time.
  • A Babe Ruth jersey sold for a record $5.64 million at auction.
  • Pete Buttigieg says he is almost certain we have had a gay President.
  • New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed legislation on Monday that grants driver's licenses to illegal immigrants.
  • To celebrate Pride Month, the city of Hell, Michigan, has temporarily changed its name to Gay Hell, Michigan.
  • Dakota Johnson and Chris Martin have gone their separate ways after a year and a half of dating.
  • The Broadway production of Hillary and Clinton will close one month early this Sunday. The play, which stars Laurie Metcalf and John Lithgow, just wasn't selling tickets.
  • President Trump says he's planning to deport "millions" of illegal aliens next week.
  • Only 3% of the U.S. population donates blood, according to the Red Cross.
  • Ryan Lochte, the 12-time Olympic medalist and his model wife Kayla Rae Reid welcomed their second child into the world on Monday, one day after celebrating Father's Day in the swimming pool. Liv Rae Lochte weighed in at 7lbs 8oz and was 20 inches long.
  • Things are so bad in Venezuela that thieves are breaking into graves to steal jewelry to buy food.
  • Well, that's cool. The Golden State Warriors took out a full-page ad in the Toronto newspaper, congratulating the Raptors on their NBA Championship. It's what they used to call "class." I think they still do.
  • Facebook is launching cryptocurrency next year that will allow people to move money from their smartphone into a digital "wallet". The currency will be known as Libra.
  • There are concerns about German Chancellor Angela Merkel's health after she was seen visibly unsteady and shaking when she met Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky this week.
  • Shipmap.org is an incredible visualization of global shipping traffic, created by Kiln.digital and the UCL Energy Institute. It lets you see the ships at sea and close ups of ships in bays on the way to ports.

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