THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW

  • Chip and Joanna Gaines are opening a new boutique hotel in Waco, Texas.
  • McDonald's announced its adding its first new seasonal beverage in more than five years to it's menu with the McCafe Cinnamon Cookie Latte.
  • Ginger Baker, the drummer for Eric Clapton's bands Cream and Blind Faith, died over the weekend. He was 80.
  • The new CEO of HP says the company is going to be cutting up to 9,000 jobs.
  • Diahann Carroll, the first black actress to star in a TV series outside of a servant's role, died Friday. She was 84.
  • Cassandra Waldon, the very first "Big Brother" contestant to enter the house on the U.S. version, has died at age 56 from injuries sustained in a car accident.
  • Word is that Energy Secretary Rick Perry is going to resign in November.
  • The McRib is returning to McDonalds this month.
  • Robert De Niro is being sued by a former assistant who claims he made sexually charged comments to her, was verbally abusive and assigned her "stereotypically females duties."
  • KISS announced last week that they're going to do an underwater concert off the coast of Port Lincoln, South Australia, for eight "lucky" fans - and a group of Great White sharks.
  • In India, someone stole the ashes of Mahatma Gandhi on what would have been his 150th birthday.
  • Savannah Guthrie has gone blonde, in case you haven't seen her lately.
  • A report says 1 in 5 travelers are flying less because of "flight shaming" which shuns people for air travel.
  • In Minnesota, a boy made a wrong turn during a 5K race and ended up winning the 10K.
  • Jeff Bezos has been named as America's richest person, worth $114 billion.
  • The CDC says the rate of twin births in the U.S. have dropped 4% since 2014.
  • Cardi B says she's going to name her new album "Tiger Woods."
  • A study says having a dog could help people sleep better.
  • For some reason, a study says men in Iowa are four times more likely to commit suicide than in other states.
  • Mel Brooks is selling his beach house in the Hamptons for just under $5 million, if you're interested.
  • One of the songs on Kanye West's much delayed album, "Jesus is King" is called "Closed on Sundays," which reportedly has the lyrics "Closed on Sunday, you my Chick-fil-A."
  • A U.S. military veteran who lost his legs in Afghanistan received an all-terrain wheelchair - thanks to charity and country music star Toby Keith.
  • A Russian man has launched a lawsuit against Apple, claiming an iPhone app turned him gay. He says this comes after an incident involving GayCoin cryptocurrency.
  • So, Andrew Aitchison and Sharon Cook, from Liverpool, almost had to cancel their wedding when their travel operator, Thomas Cook, collapsed on September 23. However, their wedding venue, Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, heard of their dilemma on the news and offered to help make the wedding happen, with Delta organizing flights for them and their wedding guests. The wedding did happen as planned last Wednesday... but what they didn't plan on was a surprise visit during the ceremony from Rod Stewart, who appeared at the alter and serenaded them.

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