THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW 7-26-21

  • It's been 10 years since we lost Amy Winehouse.
  • Unlike the NFL games last year, NBC says it won't add crowd noises from Tokyo Olympics.
  • Comic Jackie Mason died over the weekend at the age of 93.
  • Billie Eilish will celebrate the release of her forthcoming album, "Happier Than Ever: a Love Letter to Los Angeles," with a concert filmed at the Hollywood Bowl and accompanied by the L.A. Philharmonic, conducted by Gustavo Dudamel. It airs on Disney Plus on September 3.
  • Warner Bros. plans to make ten movies exclusively for HBO Max in 2022.
  • The Seattle Sounders set a new Major League Soccer record the other night when they had five teenagers in their starting lineup.
  • A fire at a mansion believed to be owned by musicians Beyonce and her husband, Jay-Z, is being investigated as possible arson after the building went up in smoke last week in New Orleans.
  • Now there's a study that says too much coffee actually shrinks the brain and increases your chances of dementia.
  • Greg Knapp, the New York Jets' passing game specialist and longtime NFL assistant coach, died last Thursday from a bicycle accident injuries. He was 58.
  • Costco was going to do away with their special "Senior Hours" that were created during the pandemic, but they've decided to keep them. For now.
  • Eric Clapton says he's going to cancel any of shows where the venue is requiring a COVID vaccination.
  • Apparently, Dakota Johnson and Chris Martin are still a thing.
  • Kanye West hosted a big listening party for his 10th studio album, "Donda" last Thursday night at Mercedes Benz Stadium in Atlanta. Even though they're in the middle of a divorce, Kim Kardashian and the kids showed up to support him.
  • They've been the Cleveland Indians since 1915, but beginning next season the team will be known as the Cleveland Guardians.
  • U.S. health officials said Thursday they now have evidence of an untreatable fungus -- a superbug-spreading in two hospitals and a nursing home, in Washington, DC and Dallas.
  • One of the controversies at the Olympics is Japan's "Rising Sun" flag. Neighboring countries like the Koreas, China and other Asian countries say that it reminds them of the atrocities of World War II and, to them, it's like a Nazi sign.
  • LeBron James has become the first NBA player to make $1 billion while playing.

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