THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW
- A new government survey says that about 4 in 10 American adults are obese, with nearly 1 in 10 considered "severely obese."
- The news James Bond movies, "No Time to Die," has a running time of a whopping 163 minutes.
- A jury will be empaneled in September in the "Varsity Blues" case against actress Lori Loughlin and her husband, designer Mossimo Giannulli, as a federal judge on Thursday set the fall trial date despite accusations by the celebrity couple that prosecutors withheld evidence that shows their innocence.
- Dunkin' Donuts has started selling "Snackin' Bacon" -- eight half-strips served in a sleeve.
- Harvey Weinstein will not appeal for release from jail as he awaits his sentencing in New York state court for rape and sexual assault, reversing his plans to seek freedom ahead of the March 11 hearing.
- NFL draft hopefuls are hoping to dazzle prospective teams with their athletic prowess as on-field workouts continue at the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis through Sunday.
- Tim Tebow is going to play baseball for the Philippines in next year's World Baseball Classic. How? Tebow was born in Philippines in 1987 when his parents lived in the country as missionaries and moved to the U.S. just before his fifth birthday.
- Jon Bon Jovi spent some time recently in the studio with the Harry formerly known as Prince, while he re-recorded his 2019 single "Unbroken" for this year's Invictus Games.
- Steve Harvey's career is imploding. His daytime talk show "Steve" will have its final curtain call in June and he will no longer host "Little Big Shots" on NBC.
- Graffiti keeps showing up in Joshua Tree. There have been several incidents so far this year and additionally, Joshua trees have been toppled or damaged.
- Now throw this into the mix -- a woman who was recently released from a hospital after recovering from the coronavirus has tested positive again.
- A ban on plastic bags officially goes into effect across New York this Sunday.
- Harry Styles has added two Halloween-themed shows to his "Love On Tour" concert dates. October 30th and 31st will be "Harryween" concerts at Madison Square Garden.
- In Feltham, west London, they've renamed a street after Freddy Mercury.
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