THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW THURS 10/25/12
10/25/2012 5:49:00 AM
THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW
- Put him on record -- Lindsay Lohan's dad says she needs rehab... now!
- When you speak of Eva Longoria and Mark Sanchez, do so in the past tense.
- Pink is coming clean, saying she quit drugs when she was 15.
- LeAnn Rimes says she's starting over again after her latest stint in rehab.
- Lady Gaga has had 19 species of fern named after her.
- Fergie came clean on Oprah's show, saying she quit drugs after an incident where she thought the FBI was after her.
- How about a CBS sitcom called, "Smells like teen spirit." It's coming.
- The third presidential debate was the least-watched of the three, but still pulled in 59.2 million viewers.
- Bobby Brown has been arrested again on suspicion of DUI... his second such arrest this year.
- CBS' Sherlock Holmes series is getting a full season pickup.
- A Pennsylvania man was convicted of crawling around on movie theater floors and stealing from women's purses. [He was arrested after people reported seeing a suspicious character with Skittles stuck to his clothes.]
- DONALD TRUMP'S BIG NEWS _ Donald Trump is offering to donate $5 million to charity -- just so long as President Barack Obama digs up and releases his passport and college records in the next week. Trump made the offer in a video uploaded to YouTube. He started off by taking credit for getting president Obama to release his "long form" birth certificate, blah, blah, blah.
- MAN STOLE ON WAY OUT OF JAIL _ Authorities in New Mexico said a man being released from jail allegedly swiped $80 on his way out of the facility. Frank Rodriguez-Tapia was released from jail Friday and a security camera recorded him taking the cash that belonged to another inmate who was being booked into the jail.
- TOM CRUISE FILES $50 MILLION LAWSUIT _ Tom Cruise has filed a $50 million lawsuit against Life & Style and In Touch magazines, claiming the magazines defamed him by reporting he had abandoned 6-year-old daughter Suri. In the lawsuit, Tom takes issue with the July 30th cover of Life & Style, which reads, "SURI IN TEARS, ABANDONED BY HER DAD" -- as well as the October 1 cover of In Touch, which shows a picture of Suri above the headline, "ABANDONED BY DADDY."
- NUMBER FOR THE DAY _ 86 million: Number of calories the average person eats in their life.
- ELIZABETH TAYLOR TOPS LIST OF RICHEST DEAD CELEBS _ Elizabeth Taylor, who died last year at age 79, has taken the Number 1 spot on Forbes' annual list of Top-Earning Dead Celebrities away from Michael Jackson, who topped the list the previous two years. According to Forbes, Taylor earned $210 million last year. The majority of that came from an auction of the actress' possessions at Christie's.
- Fandango did a survey on the most popular movie-themed Halloween costumes for 2012, and for men, the top four are all in "The Avengers". Dressing up as Channing Tatum from the male stripper movie "Magic Mike" came in ninth. For women, Catwoman from "The Dark Knight Rises" came in first.
- According to a mobile phone insurance company, here are the five CRAZIEST ways clients have destroyed their phones this year. One couple was reenacting the "Titanic" "I'm the king of the world!" pose and dropped their phone in the ocean . . . a fireworks technician left his phone in the blast area and it was shot 3,000 feet into the air . . . and a farmer accidentally left his in a cow's UTERUS while he was helping it give birth.
- A new survey asked women how they'd spend their PERFECT day. It includes eight hours of sleep, 106 minutes of INTIMATE RELATIONS, 75 minutes of eating, 68 minutes of both TV and exercise, 57 minutes on the phone, a 46-minute nap . . . and only 46 minutes taking care of the kids, and 36 minutes of work.
- You know how every time you turn on ESPN, there's some "expert" SCREAMING AT YOU . . . and you kinda suspect he's an idiot? He is. At the beginning of the baseball season, 58 experts from "Sports Illustrated" and ESPN tried to predict the matchup in the World Series. And NONE of them picked Detroit versus San Francisco. Only eight picked the Tigers to make it, and only six picked the Giants.
- On Tuesday, a Detroit Tigers fan posted an ad on Craigslist offering to trade his HOUSE for tickets to see the Tigers in the World Series. Which sounds like a deal . . . except that his house is in Detroit. He lives in an area where houses are going for as little as $1,300 . . . whereas two standing-room-only tickets to Detroit's first World Series home game are only slightly cheaper, at $718.
- The fastest highway in the U.S. . . . an 85 mile-an-hour highway in Texas . . . is now open.
- A 12-year-old in Ireland is suing her parents for the drunk driving accident that killed her sister.
- The NFL continues to push hard on the pink for breast cancer awareness thing . . . on Sunday the refs will use pink penalty flags.