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THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW- Wed 5/1/13

They've been together since teenagers, but now Jason Aldean has filed for divorce from his wife, Jessica.

The remaining Monkees will go on tour this summer, minus band mate Davy Jones, who died last year. Who's going to sing "Daydream Believer"?

Chippendales dancer-to-be Ian Ziering welcomed his second daughter with wife Erin on April 25. The couple named her Penna Mae.

Troubled singer Fantasia Barrino has given up her luxury home in North Carolina after falling behind on her mortgage payments.

Maria Shriver returns to NBC News, joining the network as a special anchor working on issues surrounding the shifting roles of women in American life.

TNT has renewed "Dallas" for a third season.

A new trend among couples these days: relationship contracts. That is, going into a marriage saying there will be sex at least once a week, in writing!

Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands abdicated Tuesday, handing off the keys to the throne to her eldest son, Willem-Alexander, who became the first King of the Netherlands in over 120 years.

Catherine Zeta-Jones has "proactively" checked into a mental health facility for treatment of her bipolar condition.

Rod Stewart, CeeLo Green, Lady Antebellum, Robin Thicke, Pharrell Williams and T.I. will all take the stage in the next several weeks of "The Voice."

A Beastie Boys book, all about the group, will come out in the fall of 2015.

Taylor Swift has dished out almost $18 million for an estate on Rhode Island.
Tim Teabow has received his first offer from another team -- as a coach in the lingerie league.

MAY IS _ May is National Chocolate Custard Month, Barbecue Month, Clean Air Month, Get Caught Reading Month, Mental Health Month, Hamburger Month, Salsa Month, Bike Month,  Motorcycle Awareness Month, Women's Health Care Month, Older Americans Month, National Smile Month, National Egg Month, National Salad Month, National Strawberry Month.

Elton John says that he and Madonna have made up with each other. [That sounds like good news until you realize that it now increases the chances that there will be a duet album.]

WEDDING COSTS FOR GUESTS _  All we ever talk about is how much it costs to throw a wedding party.  But what about how much it costs to attend a wedding? That's pretty expensive, too, right? A new American Express survey found the average wedding guest will spend, on average, $539 this year. That includes the price of a new outfit, travel, and gift for the couple.

BURGLAR BUSTED AFTER STOPPING FOR SNACK _ A Florida burglar was busted after he stopped to play with a toy helicopter and snack on a salad in a home.

TV TONIGHT _ Season Premiere: Mythbusters (9p ET Discovery) The team celebrates the show's 10th anniversary by re-testing the JATO Rocket Car, which was the first myth they tested, and they plan to lay the myth to rest once and for all with more rocket power, more gadgets and a large rolling bunker.

IMAX INTRODUCES HOME THEATER SYSTEMS _ IMAX has revealed plans to enter the home theater market with IMAX Private Theatre, which is exactly what it sounds like. But before you get carried away with your fantasies, keep in mind that only serious -- and seriously wealthy -- movie lovers need apply. According to one report, the price tag falls somewhere between $1 million and $2 million.

NUMBER FOR THE DAY _ 350: Feet per second, the speed at which pain travels through the body.

Your parents have always lectured you about being frugal . . . and at least they're not hypocrites.  In a new survey, both mothers and fathers say they only EXPECT and WANT Mother's Day and Father's Day gifts that cost $30 OR LESS.

Would you be willing to get your company's logo TATTOOED on your body to get a big raise?  A real estate company in New York City is offering its employees a 15% raise for getting the company logo tattooed on their bodies.  And so far, FORTY employees have taken the deal.

Last year in Ireland, a woman gave birth to one twin FOUR MONTHS premature . . . then gave birth to the other twin 87 DAYS LATER.  That's the longest interval EVER between twins.  The people at Guinness World Records are reviewing the evidence to certify the record.

Over the weekend, environmental protection agents in Connecticut investigated a HOARDER . . . who turned out to be hoarding between 200 and 300 gallons of his own URINE.  It would take almost three years to produce that much.  The urine was confiscated, and now they're debating whether the guy should be facing any criminal charges.

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