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THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW- Thurs 5/02/13

Lily James from "Downton Abbey" has landed the starring role in a live action production of Disney's "Cinderella."

Speaking of that show, they're going to be coming out with a Downton Abbey line of clothing, housewares and furniture later this year.

Lil Wayne hospitalized after suffering another seizure. In a post on Twitter, the rapper wrote, "I'm fine, thank u."

"Veep," HBO's comedy starring Julia Louis-Dreyfus as a fictional U.S. vice president, has been renewed for a third season.

Miley Cyrus has posed for a series of racy shots for the May issue of V magazine.

An ad for Mountain Dew has been pulled by Pepsico after it was criticized for portraying racial stereotypes and making light of violence toward women.

There will be an official ceremony next week at Disneyland to coronate Merida, the star of 2012's "Brave," as Disney's 11th princess.

Maria Shriver is going back to NBC to do special reports on women's issues.

TBS says there will be a 3rd season of "Dallas."

After the whole Ann Curry incident last year, Matt Lauer went out, spent $1.4 million on a new yacht and named it, "The Resilient."

Both "The Voice" and "Dancing with the Stars" had larger audiences than "American Idol" last week.

Victoria Beckham has chopped off her hair. Barely below the ears.

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.

A remote section of Norway is looking to hire an official polar bear spotter. [Requirements include good eyes, strong lungs and fast feet.]

WORST BOSS OF THE WEEK _ Earlier in the week we talked about the best boss of the week, Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer for doubling the company's maternity leave policy to 16 weeks for women, and 8 weeks for men.... The worst boss of the week? A pregnant woman who says her boss at a T-Mobile Call Center in Nashville made her clock out every time she needed to use the bathroom. Kristi Rifkin's doctor ordered her to drink more water, which increased her trips to the bathroom. Her employer has a policy which allows two 15 minutes breaks and a 30 minute lunch. Rifkin ended up using vacation time to use the bathroom and go to doctor's appointments. And to top it off, she was fired a month and a half after returning to work.

MAN ACCUSED OF STEALING SKATEBOARD _ A 21-year-old man in Florida is facing charges for allegedly stealing from a 14-year-old boy. Police said Cary Lamar Howard demanded cash, but the boy didn't have any money. So he took the boy's skateboard instead.

KELSEY GRAMMER TO PLAY VILLAIN IN TRANSFORMERS 4 _ After playing a hard-as-nails politician in the cable drama Boss, Kelsey Grammer is looking to keep that edge -- he has signed on to play a villain in Transformers 4, starring Mark Wahlberg. Plot details are unknown except that it will not be connected to past installments and have a whole new cast of characters.

Women LOVE a man in uniform . . . but which uniform turns them on the MOST?  In a new survey, women ranked doctors number one, followed by delivery men, firefighters, military servicemen, and pilots.

Does your Zodiac sign determine how much you'll WORK OUT?  According to a new survey, people who are Taurus, Gemini, and Aquarius are the most fit . . . and Virgo, Pisces, and Sagittarius are the least fit.

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