THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW

  • Chris Matthews, one of the country's best-known political talk show hosts, is retiring from MSNBC, effective immediately.
  • James Lipton, the theater academic whose desire to give his acting students a greater insight into their art led to the popular Bravo series "Inside the Actors Studio," has died. He was 93.
  • The 2020-21 season of Judge Judy will be its last. But Judy Justice, a brand-new show, will come out a year later.
  • Before he dropped out, Tom Steyer ended up spending $3,373 per vote he received, earning not a single delegate.
  • Stockton, California, is testing out the "universal income" theory and giving 125 of their residents $500 a month to see if they turn around their lives.
  • It turns out that Ric Ocasek cut his ex-wife Paulina Porizkova out of his will.
  • James Lipton, the host of "Inside the Actors Studio", has died at age 93.
  • Senator Bernie Sanders has been issued a cease and desist from Flavor Flav after the rapper's Public Enemy co-founder, Chuck D, was announced to perform at a Sanders rally under the group's moniker.
  • Jennifer Lopez is now admitting she was "sad" and "let down" when she wasn't nominated for an Oscar for her role in "Hustlers."
  • Lady Gaga's father is refusing to pay $260,000 in rent and fees for his restaurant at New York City's Grand Central Terminal, saying the homeless population is hurting his business.
  • Steven Spielberg's daughter Mikaela Spielberg -- the one who just came out as an adult film star -- has been charged with domestic violence in Tennessee.
  • Oprah Winfrey took a nasty tumble at the Los Angeles Forum arena on Saturday during her "Oprah's 2020 Vision: Your Life in Focus" while ironically talking about "balance.
  • Controversy at France's version of the Oscars -- the Cesars -- Friday night, when Roman Polanski won the best director award for his movie, "An Officer and a Spy." Upon the announcement, several actresses got up and walked out.
  • Production on the TV show, "Amazing Race" has been put on hold due to coronavirus concerns.
  • The newest judge on America's Got Talent is Sophia Vergara.
  • BTS and Green Day are the latest artists to cancel concerts in Asia due to the coronavirus.
  • In New Hampshire, Thomas Knight can tell you about the big one that didn't get away. The other day, he landed a record 37.5-pound lake trout.
  • Remember Pita Taufatofua, the oiled-up shirtless Tongan guy, in the Olympics? He has qualified for his third Olympics and you'll see him competing in taekwando if there is an Olympics.
  • 319 million people work in the travel industry, creating an estimated $5.7 trillion in revenue a year. Some experts say the coronavirus is the worst crisis facing the industry since 9/11.
  • Last Saturday in Hell, Michigan, 29 couples got married in a group ceremony, at exactly 2:29pm. By the way, if you're wondering, it was a cold day in Hell.
  • An Italian soccer team beat a Bulgarian team in a stadium that was empty because of the coronavirus.
  • Not eating enough fruits and vegetables is linked to an increase in anxiety disorders.
  • In California, Ivan Cortez welcomed a baby daughter into the world on Leap Day... the same day on which he was born years ago. The odds of a parent sharing a birthday with their child on a leap year is 1 in 2.1 million.

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