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THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW- Tues 6/4/13

Michael Douglas says that it was oral sex -- not smoking or drinking -- and the HPV virus that was responsible for his throat cancer.

Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan-Tatum became first-time parents last Thursday! No other details known.

AMC's The Killing returned to 1.8 million total viewers in its premiere Sunday, on par with its second season debut.

The BBC says Matt Smith is stepping down from the lead role in long-running sci-fi series "Doctor Who."

Justin Timberlake entered a spelling bee too once upon a time -- but the word "wharf" knocked him out.

61-year-old Pia Zadora was arrested and booked into the Clark County Detention Center early Sunday morning for domestic battery.

Graduates of Pitman High School in Turlock, CA, got more than just their diplomas last Thursday. They also received a surprise visit from 49ers quarterback and Pitman alum Colin Kaepernick who was on hand to say goodbye to his old football coach, who is retiring.

35% of adults have used the web to diagnose themselves or others.

It was a romance made on "American Idol" and over the weekend, Ace Young and Diana DeGarmo tied the knot.

An Los Angeles comic is suing Jenny Craig, claiming their diet caused her to develop 1,000 gallstones.

Angelina Jolie made her first post-mastectomy appearance over the weekend. She stood by husband Brad Pitt as they attended the premiere of his new zombie movie, "World War Z."

Former Buffalo Bills QB Jim Kelly is battling cancer of the jaw. He's set for surgery on June 7.

Singer Lou Reed received a new liver by transplant.

New Jersey Senator Frank Lautenberg died yesterday at the age of 90. He was the last remaining World War II vet serving in the Senate.

DARE YOU TO TRY THIS _ Today is Hug Your Cat Day.

According to a new study, one out of 13 people have ape-like feet. [They're the ones at dinner parties always showing off by peeling bananas with their toes.]

SYDNEY CAFE GIVING FREE COFFEE FOR KISSES _ The Metro St. James Café in Sydney, Australia, has an interesting promotion for the month of June -- free coffee for kisses. The Pay With A Kiss promotion requires that couples kiss each other in order to receive their coffee for free from 9-11 AM.

WHAT MAKES YOU INSTANTLY HAPPIER? _ It shouldn't come as a major shock to find out exercise fights off depression. A study out of Belgium found that the longer participants sat around doing nothing, the more their moods became negative. The reason is simple -- the more at rest we are, the more we self-analyze... and that's a recipe for depression flare ups.

PAIR OF MELONS AUCTIONED FOR $15,730 IN JAPAN _ A pair of perfect melons, 8.1 pounds each, sold for a total of $15,730 in Japan. Yubari melons, or cantaloupe, are considered prestigious gifts in Japan.

AMERICAN IDOL CANCELS TOUR DATES _ The American Idol summer tour has been scaled back following a low-rated season. Originally, Idol winner Candice Glover and 10 other season 13 hopefuls were set to perform in 40 different venues, beginning June 29. Now, they'll hit only 31 venues and the tour will begin July 19.

A new survey asked people to name the time of day when they're least productive.  And the average answer is . . . 2:55 P.M.  That's about halfway between lunch and getting out for the day.  And the most productive time of the day is 10:26 A.M. 

Is your margarita trying to POISON YOU this summer?  There's an allergy called phytophotodermatitis that can be triggered by squeezing a lime into a drink.  When the sun hits the lime oil on your hand or lips, it can cause a rash that's similar to poison ivy.

On Saturday night, a 200-pound KANGAROO got loose . . . in Florida.  The cops ended up in a TEN-HOUR CHASE with the thing before they finally hit it with a tranquilizer dart.  They're still waiting for whoever owns the kangaroo to come and claim him.

NEW ON DVD TODAY _ Released June 4

A Good Day to Die Hard

Warm Bodies

Identity Thief

The Last Ride: A Story of Hank Williams

Breaking Bad Season 5

Pretty Little Liars: The Complete Third Season

Ice Road Truckers: Season 6

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