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THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW- Wed 05/08/13

Jennifer Lopez was filming a music video on Sunday with Pitbull in Fort Lauderdale when gunshots were heard nearby.

We're hearing Carrie Underwood will replace Faith Hill in the Sunday night football opening song.

NBC will expand "The Office" finale to 75 minutes.

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie admits he secretly underwent lap-band stomach surgery in February.

A new "Bonnie & Clyde" miniseries is set to run simultaneously on A&E, History Channel and Lifetime.

Anne Hathaway showed up at the annual Met Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art as a blonde.

Even though she had an 18-month relationship with a woman, Lindsay Lohan has played down speculation she's bisexual in a candid new interview with The Daily Mail, in which she says that she's straight and likes boys.

Matt Groening, the creator of the Simpsons, lost his mother this week. Reading her obituary, you can see a lot of the names that inspired that cartoon series: his mom's maiden name was Margaret "Marge" Wiggum. His dad's name was Homer. His sisters -- Patty, Lisa and Maggie.

Grammy-winning singer Lauryn Hill was sentenced to three months in prison for failing to pay about $1 million in taxes over the past decade.

Charlie Sheen's twin sons with Brooke Mueller will temporarily live with his ex-wife Denise Richards while Brooke goes back in for treatment of an addiction problem.

Pfizer is going to start selling Viagra online.

Crystal Bowersox and her husband of two and a half years, Brian Walker, are calling it quits.

Chris Brown was on his way to the East Coast to attend the 2013 Met Costume Institute Gala when the private jet he was on had to make an emergency landing in Burbank, CA, after the cockpit filled with smoke.

Reggae legend Cedric Brooks has died at age 70.

Al Pacino has quit mid-way through recording voices for "Despicable Me 2," citing "creative differences."

Martha Stewart has narrowed down her list of potential suitors on Match.com. [The remaining candidates will head to the finals for the big bake-off.]

EXPECTANT MOMS EXPECT MOTHER'S DAY GIFTS _ A survey of expectant mothers indicates dads should be prepared to give Mother's Day gifts this weekend. In the survey of first-time pregnant women, 60% said they expected Mother's Day gifts. However, about six in 10 dads questioned in the survey said they did not realize their partners were expecting Mother's Day gifts while pregnant.

WOMAN HAD CRACK HIDDEN IN DENTURES _ A Kentucky (Louisville) woman is charged after police said she was hiding crack cocaine in her dentures.

THE OFFICE FINALE GETS SUPER-SIZED _ The Office finale has been extended. The show's creator and producer (Greg Daniels) got his wish: NBC has added 15 minutes to what was going to be an hour-long final episode of the long-running series, which signs off on Thursday, May 16.

ROBERT DOWNEY JR. IN NEGOTIATIONS FOR AVENGERS 2 & 3 _ Sources say Robert Downey Jr. is sitting pretty as he begins negotiations to star as Iron Man in The Avenger 2 & 3, the first of which has a May 1, 2015 release date. The sources say Iron Man 4 has not been part of the discussions, and and it's unclear whether Downey wants to return for another stand-alone sequel.

If you want to remember where you put your car keys--as well as what you had for lunch yesterday, the name of that new guy at work and the date of your next dentist appointment--start clenching your hands. Clenching your right hand may help create a stronger memory of an event or action, and clenching your left hand may help you recall the memory later,

According a new study, one of the best ways to pick up women is . . . to carry a guitar around with you.  Researchers sent a guy to a public place to get women's phone numbers, and when he carried a guitar case he was successful 31% of the time.  When he had nothing, he was only successful 14% of the time.  And when he carried a sports duffel bag, he was only successful 9% of the time. 

There's a company in France that's raising money to manufacture SCENTED MEN'S UNDERWEAR.  Each pair has microcapsules sewn in that last up to 30 washes.  The company is using a European site that works like Kickstarter and has already received almost DOUBLE their $13,000 goal.

Parents in New York are upset because a teacher caught a fifth grader doodling on his desk with a pencil . . . and made him LICK it off.

In New Mexico, an employee is SUING Intel because his coworkers put a "KICK ME" sign on his back last year . . . and actually KICKED HIM.  When he went to his boss to complain, his boss kicked him too.  The lawsuit is seeking an unspecified amount for damages. 

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