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THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW- Wed 6/05/13

Some of Taylor Swift's Rhode Island neighbors have been complaining on Twitter about her security crews constantly patrolling in front of her waterfront home.

Legendary NFL defensive end Deacon Jones has died. He was part of the Los Angeles Rams "Fearsome Foursome" back in the 1960s. He was 74.

Dunkin Donuts has added a fried egg on top of a glazed donut to their breakfast menu.

Admission to Disneyland has now gone up to $92 for one day. With taxes, Disney World is now $101.18 per day.

Windows phones have seen their market share increase from 3.8% a year ago to 5.6% this year.

A new study says that employees that smoke cost their employers $6,000 a year more than those who don't smoke.

A retired Navy Seal is writing a tell-all book -- not about his part in the killing of Osama bin Laden... but about his transformation into the woman he is today.

According to Shape magazine, 20% of emergency room visits resulting from a sports injury.

Daniel Radcliffe says he'd like to go from the Harry Potter movies and somehow get involved in the new "Star Wars" films.

Conan O'Brien will make a guest appearance as himself on an upcoming episode of "Family Guy."

For a while, R.E.I. had an unlimited policy on returns. Now, they've gone back to just one year after purchase.

A 10-year-old boy in Brooklyn knocked a gun from the hand of one of two home invaders then fired at them. [Never interrupt a 10-year-old kid's summer vacation.]

OKLAHOMA TORNADO WAS WIDEST EVER MEASURED IN U.S. _The National Weather Service says El Reno, Oklahoma, dodge a big on Friday as the widest tornado ever measured in the U.S. took a long detour around the city. The EF5 tornado, 2.6 miles wide and with wind speeds reaching 295 mph, touched down southwest of El Reno, making a semicircle for 40 minutes around the city.

TACO BELL EMPLOYEE WHO LICKED TACO SHELLS IS GETTING FIRED _ Taco Bell has fired two employees involved in a picture that went viral showing one of them licking a stack of taco shells. The fast food giant issued a statement saying the employee who took the photo "no longer works there" while the guy in the photo has been suspended and is in the process of being fired.

TWO ACTRESSES PREGNANT _ Jennifer Love Hewitt and Kate Winslet are both pregnant. It's Hewitt's first and Winslet's third.

The town of Monona in Wisconsin has decided to FINE parents if their kids are bullies.  Under a new ordinance, parents whose kids are caught bullying are subject to fines between $114 and $177 for each offense.

There's a new diet fad that leads to major weight loss . . . but with extreme PAIN.  A surgeon in Beverly Hills invented a plastic patch that's sewn on your TONGUE.  You leave it on for a month, it hurts, and it makes it hard to talk . . . but it also makes it so you can only have liquids, and you supposedly lose up to 30 pounds.  It costs $2,000 and is NOT FDA approved. 

A town in Spain has come up with a hilarious new way to crack down on dog owners who don't pick up their dog poop:  Volunteers figure out who they are . . . learn the dog's name and breed . . . find the person's address in a pet database . . . then MAIL them the poop.  Since they started doing it, street poop has dropped 70%.

Since 2004, a postal worker in North Carolina has been out on disability for a shoulder injury.  And she might've gotten away with it . . . if she hadn't gone on "The Price is Right".  In 2009 she made it onto the show and got to spin the BIG WHEEL.  But investigators saw her do it with no shoulder pain, and investigated her case.  On Monday, she pleaded guilty to fraud.

There's a pizza place in New York that offers RAVIOLI as a pizza topping. 

NEW ON DVD THIS WEEK _ 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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