THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW

  • A big breakthrough in Australia as researchers have achieved a world record Internet speed of 44.2 terabits per second, allowing users to download 1,000 HD movies in a single second.
  • Tomorrow at 4:33 p.m. EDT, veteran NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley will launch as co-commanders on SpaceX's Crew Dragon vehicle, which will lift off on a Falcon 9 rocket from NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
  • A low-budget horror film called "The Wretched" has been the #1 movie in the country for the last three weeks, due to it's popularity among the drive-in theater crowd.
  • ABC's "World News Tonight With David Muir" came out on top in all major categories (adults 25-54 and adults 18-49), becoming the number one newscast in America when it came to total viewers during the 2019-20 broadcast season. This is the first time in 24 years that "World News Tonight" has taken that trophy.
  • Norway's Thomas Waerner won this year's Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race in March, but he is still waiting to return to his homeland. Waerner and his 16 dogs have been stranded in Alaska by travel restrictions and flight cancellations caused by the coronavirus pandemic.
  • New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has once again displayed her poise amidst unexpected trials, smoothly continuing a television interview after a 5.8 magnitude earthquake hit there yesterday.
  • The Utah Jazz announced Friday that longtime coach Jerry Sloan died. He was 78. Sloan had Parkinson's disease and Lewy body dementia. A former NBA player, Sloan was the Jazz's coach for 23 seasons from 1988-2011 until he stepped down 54 games through his final season in 2011.
  • Basketball Hall of Famer and Georgetown men's basketball coach Patrick Ewing, 57, said Friday he has tested positive for the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19.
  • A pastor and former presidential candidate in Cameroon who claimed he had cured coronavirus via laying hands has reportedly died of the infection. Frankline Ndifor died on Saturday at the age of 39, Voice of America reported.
  • The divorce rate in Italy is up 30% now that the stay-at-home is being lifted and people can get out to talk with an attorney.
  • FOX is poised to win the 2019-2020 season among viewers 18-49. The network said it is its first season win since 2011-2012. FOX averaged a 1.7 in overall primetime among 18-49 viewers, a 13% gain over last year. NBC got a 1.3, ABC a 1.1 and CBS a 1.0. NBC, ABC and CBS are all down in the double digits year over year.
  • David E. Kelley's "Big Sky" and Kari Lizer's "Call Your Mother" are new series this fall on ABC. The network's slate includes 19 returning shows and two straight-to-series orders from its pilots. "Schooled," "Bless This Mess," "Single Parents," "Emergence" and "Kids Say the Darndest Things" will not return.
  • John Krasinski's life-in-lockdown YouTube hit "Some Good News" is moving to CBS All Access after a bidding war. The bad news for Krasinski fans, though: There will be a new host.
  • Kendall Jenner will pay $90,000 to settle a lawsuit over her Instagram post promoting the doomed Fyre Festival.
  • Disgraced newscaster Matt Lauer is sporting a new tattoo these days. It says, "Hatred corrodes the container it is carried in."
  • For those of you keeping score at home, Scott Disick and Sofia Richie are on a break after his most recent rehab.
  • Kelly Ripa, Mark Consuelos and their family have been sheltering-in-place in the Caribbean. You would, too, if you could. Kelly's been filming her "Live" segments from there.
  • Aaron Judge's girlfriend got pulled over for an alleged DUI in Arizona, asking police, "Do you know who my boyfriend is? This is going to be bad for me."
  • Depending on what you had for your Memorial Day Barbecue, it cost more this year than last. Beef was up 11.6%, chicken up 7.5%.
  • A new report says that canceling college football this fall would cost $4 billion.
  • Those who celebrate such things are celebrating the 40th anniversary of "Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back."

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