THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW

  • ESPN is reportedly preparing an offer that would make former Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo the highest-paid sportscaster in TV history, with a multi-year deal that would pay him between $10 million to $14 million annually. ESPN has declined to comment and CBS has a right to match any offer.
  • CBS has given the green light to "Clarice," a "Silence of the Lambs" series.
  • Abby Huntsman leaving "The View" to join father's gubernatorial campaign.
  • Houston Astros GM Jeff Luhnow and manager AJ Hinch have been suspended for one year after an MLB investigation found the team used technology to cheat during its World Series-winning 2017 season. Additionally, MLB will fine the Astros $5 million and take away their first- and second-round draft picks in the 2020 and 2021 drafts. Within an hour of the suspensions, both were fired.
  • New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman was arrested for vandalism Saturday night in Beverly Hills, after allegedly jumping on the hood of a car and causing damage.
  • Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have been hiding out at the home of Canadian billionaire Frank Giustra in Victoria, B.C. Giustra is one of the co-founders of the Lionsgate Studios and is one of the largest donors to the Clinton Foundation.
  • The Royal Family held a summit yesterday to discuss the whole Harry and Meghan thing. Harry met with the Queen, his father Charles and his brother William. The outcome? The Queen's statement said she was "entirely supportive" of their desire for a new role but "would have preferred them to remain full-time working members of the Royal Family."
  • Meanwhile, Meghan Markle has reportedly signed a deal with Disney.
  • And the couple apparently has said they don't plan to relocate to Los Angeles until after President Trump leaves office.
  • On top of everything else, the Queen's granddaughter has been banned from driving. According to the BBC, Zara's ban will last a full six months thanks to her getting caught speeding at 91 mph near her home in the Cotswolds. The speed limit, in case you're wondering, was 70 mph.
  • Jane Fonda was once again arrested last Friday at her latest climate change protest, but this time she was joined by Joaquin Phoenix and Martin Sheen.
  • An ad showcasing people's reactions to the "Impossible Whopper: in New York City, includes a man saying "Damn, that's good." One million moms quickly launched a campaign to edit or pull the commercial from air altogether.
  • ABC's next primetime musical will be 'Young Frankenstein Live'
  • Justin Chambers is leaving "Grey's Anatomy" after 16 seasons.
  • Marshawn Lynch went to the Green Bay locker room after the Seahawks' loss to the Packers Sunday night, to swap jerseys with his former Cal teammate, Aaron Rogers.
  • If you missed the emotional announcement on Sunday on FOX, Jimmy Johnson is heading to the NFL Hall of Fame.
  • Adele told a fan that she has lost 100 pounds.
  • Jennifer Aniston posted pictures on her Instagram account of a recent Girls' Night with Courtney Cox and Lisa Kudrow.
  • Scans show good news for Alabama Governor Kay Ivey, showing her lungs are cancer free.
  • The Academy Awards nominations came out yesterday. The Oscars will be held on February 9th, the earliest they've ever been held. "Joker" led all films with 11 nominations, including for Best Actor Joaquin Phoenix and Best Director Todd Phillips. "Once Upon a Time in Hollywood," "1917" and "The Irishman" each received 10 nominations.
  • Same-sex marriage is now legal in Northern Ireland.
  • On an episode of "Family Feud Canada", one of the contestants answered the question of "What was Popeye's favorite food?" as "Chicken." The question referred to the cartoon character, not the restaurant. The restaurant is rewarding the wrong guess by giving the contestant $10,000 worth of Popeye's chicken!
  • 39 tourists had to be rescued from a glacier in Iceland.
  • LSU actually canceled classes yesterday and today because of the National Championship game against Clemson.
  • TV's "Incredible Hulk," Lou Ferrigno has been sworn in as a Deputy Sheriff in New Mexico.
  • Titans running back Derrick Henry, the NFL's leading rusher gave his offensive linemen each a Rolex watch.

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