THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW 7-21-21

  • The owners of a restaurant in Brewster, Massachusetts, closed for breakfast one day earlier this month, for a "Day of Kindness." Apparently, their staff has been putting up with swearing, anger, threats to sue and yelling by customers and they decided to give them a break.
  • Prince Harry is writing a book and getting $20 million for his efforts. It'll basically be his story and Harry promises all the money will go to a charity. We hear that the first draft is already written.
  • Violinist Robby Steinhardt, one of the original members of Kansas, died over the weekend. He was 71.
  • Hawaii is now the last state left with a full mask mandate.
  • NFL Network is set to air a record 23 live pre-season games.
  • CW's Season 2 premiere Sunday of UK youth drama "Dead Pixels," debuted to a "0" rating in the 18-49 demographic and was watched by just 189,000 people.
  • "Loki"'s finale on Disney+ pulled in 1.9 million U.S. households from July 14-18. That beats both the season finales of "WandaVision" (1.4 million) and "The Falcon and the Winter Soldier" (1.7 million).
  • 18,000 is the number of cardboard beds Japanese company Airweave is providing Olympic and Paralympic athletes. They claim they're sturdier than beds made of wood or steel.
  • This could get interesting. The head of the Tokyo Olympics says he won't rule out canceling the games if COVID gets out of control.
  • New York Jets assistant coach Greg Knapp is said to be fighting for his life after a bicycle accident.
  • While North Korea continues to struggle with food shortages and COVID, their leader Kim Jong Un is enjoying his 260-foot luxury yacht, complete with waterslide.
  • One supermarket owner is saying that we could see food prices jump 14% by October. And if it goes up that much in the stores, expect similar increases at your favorite restaurants.
  • Tax filings show Caitlyn Jenner's earnings have fallen precipitously in the last several years, from a high of $2.5 million in 2016 when she had her own reality TV show to $550,000.
  • They say that during the off-season, Aaron Rogers turned down a contract with the Green Bay Packers that would have made him the highest-paid player in the NFL.
  • The Norwegian women's handball team was fined for "improper clothing" at the European Beach Handball Championships - because they wore shorts instead of bikini bottoms.
  • Among those featured in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue that comes out tomorrow -- Kathy Jacobs, modeling at age 57.
  • The Tampa Bay Buccaneers made their team visit to the White House yesterday to celebrate their Super Bowl victory. Tom Brady joked that 40% of the country still doesn't believe they won.
  • NHL draft prospect Logan Mailloux withdrew his name from the 2021 draft that starts Friday. The announcement came after it was revealed that Mailloux was criminally convicted in Sweden last year for sharing an explicit photo of a woman performing a sex act without her consent.
  • Apparently, last week, the singer Halsey gave birth to her first child: Ender Ridley Aydin.
  • The NFL says it's going to include the song known as the "Black National Anthem" as part of the pre-game activities this season. The song is "Lift Every Voice and Sing."
  • Trending out there-an Air BnB for swimming. You've got a swimming pool and don't use it that much? You rent it out to families or for parties, by the hour with an app called Swimply.
  • Nashville Predators prospect Luke Prokop has come out as gay, becoming the first active player under contract to an NHL team to do so.
  • Harvey Weinstein has been extradited to Los Angeles to face more sexual assault charges.
  • Taco Bell apologized on its website yesterday for running out of certain items at their restaurants. They said because of "national ingredient shortages and delivery delays" that some Taco Bell locations might be out of some options.
  • Mariah Carey's 10-year-old daughter, Monroe, is modeling for OshKosh B'Gosh's Back to School campaign.

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