THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW

  • Paul McCartney and Ringo Star are saluting John Lennon by recording one of the last songs he ever wrote, "Grow Old With Me," which will appear on Ringo's next album, out next month.
  • Around 100 people showed for the "Storm Area 51" rally. No aliens were found.
  • Didn't watch the Emmys Sunday night? You were in the majority. For the first time, viewership hit an all-time low of under 7 million.
  • Disney and AT&T have reached an agreement in principle that will avert potential disruptions of Disney's ABC, Disney Channel and ESPN content on AT&T's DIRECTV, AT&T TV NOW and U-verse services.
  • An American Airlines jet flying from Phoenix to Minneapolis had to make an emergency landing when a passenger lit up a joint during the flight.
  • Food Network star Carl Ruiz has died at age 44. Before his untimely death, Ruiz had spent at least Friday in Maryland -- eating at restaurants in Baltimore.
  • Ryan Seacrest has signed a deal with ABC to host "American Idol" for its 18th season, joining judges Katy Perry, Lionel Richie and Luke Bryan.
  • France is working on becoming the first country to ban plastic cutlery, plates and cups beginning next year.
  • Pittsburgh Steelers running back DeAngelo Williams announced earlier this month that his nonprofit organization, The DeAngelo Williams Foundation, will cover the cost of 53 mammograms at hospitals located in Charlotte, North Carolina, and Pittsburgh.
  • An oops at the Emmys Sunday night, during the "In Memorium" section. The words noted the passing of Andre Previn. The photo shown was actually the still-alive conductor, Leonard Slatkin.
  • "Jane the Virgin" star Yael Grobglas let it be known at the Emmys that she's pregnant with her first child.
  • The Thomas Cook travel agency suddenly closed it's doors over the weekend, leaving 150,000 travelers stranded abroad and over 600,000 bookings that suddenly are no good.
  • Ben Stiller and wife Christine Tayler walked the red carpet together at the Emmys Sunday night. They had announced a separation two years ago.
  • Here's an interesting fact: Tom Cruise divorced all three of his wives when they were 33 years old.
  • If you care, Miley Cyrus and Kaitlynn Carter have already split. Apparently, Kaitlynn was getting "too serious" for Miley.
  • Two-time Olympic discus thrower Jarred Rome was found dead on Saturday in his hometown of Marysville, Washington. He was just 42.
  • The NFL has banned on-field pyrotechnics after an explosion at a Titans game.
  • Japan is reportedly going wild for luxury toilet paper selling for $12 a roll.
  • Aron Eisenberg, who played the Ferengi Nog from the Star Trek spinoff "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine," has died, his widow said. He was 50.
  • Kim Kardashian and Kendell Jenner walked out on the Emmy stage on Sunday night to laughs, and they were not amused. Kendell's dress didn't help.
  • Stay out of southeast Colorado for the next couple of weeks. This is tarantula mating season, when thousands of them wander around, looking for a mate.
  • In Milwaukee, a couple with a Smart Home had their system hacked. Pranksters cranked up their furnace to 90 and started playing vulgar music over their system.
  • Due to the overwhelming response, Wal-Mart has ended their baby car seat buy-back program early, as lots of people took them up on swapping an old car seat for a $30 Target gift card. Around $30 million in gift cards were given away.

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