THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW

  • Bill Withers, known for the 1970s songs "Ain't No Sunshine," "Use Me" and "Lean on Me," has died from heart complications. He was 81. The three-time Grammy Award winner, who withdrew from making music in the mid-1980s, died Monday, March 30.
  • Tom Dempsey, a legendary NFL kicker who is best known for his spectacular game-winning 63-yard field goal, died Saturday from complications from the coronavirus. The kick set a record that stood for four decades.
  • Actress turned author Patricia Bosworth died on Thursday after suffering from pneumonia that was brought onby COVID-19-Bosworth's stepdaughter Fia Hatsav told The New York Times on Friday. She was 86 years old.
  • Actress, activist and mother of Kiefer Sutherland Shirley Douglas has died. She was 86.
  • Kobe Bryant has been posthumously inducted into Basketball Hall of Fame.
  • According to a survey by Alignable, about 26% of small business owners think the CARES Act could really help them through this rough patch. However, another 57% are afraid it might be too little too late.
  • Last weekend was supposed to be when the LA Angels hosted the cheatin' Houston Astros and Dodgers and Yankees fans were expected to flood Angel Stadium for a boo-fest.
  • Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin says you can expect to see your one-time stimulus checks of up to $1,200 show up in their bank accounts in about two weeks.
  • Over the weekend, Target began limiting the number of customers allowed in their stores at a time, thus the lines.
  • While you were spending every minute of your life being focused on the coronavirus, T-Mobile and Sprint have officially become one company.
  • Oprah Winfrey and Stedman Graham are back together again. He spent 14 days in her guest house, self-quarantining after returning from a trip.
  • Jay-Z and Rhianna have each donated $1 million to a coronavirus relief fund.
  • After a 10-year relationship and getting engaged 5 years ago, Colbie Caillat and Justin Young have split.
  • The first 100,000 users who create an account for Fender Play, their online learning platform, will get three months of free online lessons. While you will need to provide your own instrument, the lessons are available for acoustic and electric guitar, as well as bass and ukulele.
  • 82-year-old Jane Fonda has resurrected her 80s aerobic workouts on TikTok.
  • Vanessa Bryant has announced that a new book created by her late husband has been released. Apparently, Kobe Bryant, had created a young adult fantasy series and the second book in that series,"The Wizenard Series: Season One," is out there.
  • From the Department of Irony and I'm not making this up, in Mexico, production of Corona beer has been temporarily suspended because of the coronavirus pandemic.
  • The U.S. has stopped issuing passports for now unless it's a "life or death family emergency."
  • They're saying that now would be a great time to try and quit smoking, if you've still got the habit. Doing that will help you in fighting off the effects of COVID-19.
  • Since it's thought that the coronavirus outbreak was linked to eating wildlife meat, a new law goes into effect in some cities in China, prohibiting the consumption of wildlife meat, including cats and dogs. Estimates are that 30 million dogs are eaten every year in Asia.
  • After Trump's campaign told TV stations their broadcast licenses were at risk by airing an ad critical of the president, a pair of Democratic lawmakers have called on the Republican head of the FCC to assure broadcasters that their licenses are safe.
  • Cannes is officially canceled, organizers give up on October date. The move comes after several agency holding companies pulled out.
  • So you know, the series finale of "Modern Family" is this Wednesday.

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