THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW

  • Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has been hospitalized and is being treated for an infection.
  • Jeffrey Epstein's long-time confidant, Ghislaine Maxwell, was denied bail and will remain locked up until her 2021 trial. By the way, she says she has a secret spouse, whose identify she will not reveal.
  • We now know Tyra Banks will replace Tom Bergeron and Erin Andrews as the host of "Dancing with the Stars."
  • A California woman who paid $9,000 to have someone secretly take online college courses for her son and then demanded a discount when he received a C was sentenced Wednesday to five weeks in prison.
  • ViacomCBS cuts ties with Nick Cannon over 'hateful speech' and 'anti-Semitic' comments. We don't know yet if this will carry on with his gig as host of "The Masked Singer."
  • Over a million Brits have quit smoking since the arrival of the coronavirus.
  • Another result of the virus-sales of canned tuna have doubled in some places.
  • Congress will start talking about round two of stimulus checks as early as next week.
  • Director and screenwriter James Gunn said he tried to make Velma gay in his 2002 live-action "Scooby-Doo" remake, but Warner Bros. pushed back.
  • While a lot of states are up in the air about whether kids will be going back to school in the next couple of months, 16 of the states that do "Tax Free" days to help boost spending plan to keep those in place.
  • So, the April 15th income tax deadline was bumped to yesterday. If you filed for an extension, you know have until October 15th to wrap things up for this year.
  • Hong Kong Disneyland made a run at reopening but shut down again yesterday because of an uptick in coronavirus cases, less than a month after it reopened.
  • I'm not making this up. In certain cities around the U.S., Burger King is offering the Whopper featuring "Reduced Methane Emissions Beef." So, cattle that are fed a diet that makes them fart less.
  • They've counted and Netflix has 113 new shows coming out this fall.
  • For the first time in 20 years, "Survivor" is not on the CBS fall schedule. Because of the virus, they couldn't safely produce a new season.
  • Scientists are studying the Triggerfish, which you'll find near Malaysia, which appears to have human-like teeth.
  • In 2008, Mountain Lake, made famous by the 1987 film "Dirty Dancing," dried up and remained that way for over a decade. But this summer, it's starting to fill back up, attracting visitors to the body of water in Virginia.
  • An autopsy confirms that Naya Rivera died from drowning.
  • Almost half of NBC's local affiliates are refusing to broadcast NBC's "30 Rock reunion special" tonight, claiming it's just a huge ad for the company's new Peacock streaming service.
  • Nearly 30% of HBO users haven't switched to HBO Max due to lack of Roku and Amazon support.
  • Best Buy, Wal-Mart and Sam's Club are now requiring all shoppers to wear masks.

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