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THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW- Thurs 6/06/13

Michael Jackson's daughter Paris is recovering in hospital after an apparent suicide attempt and drug overdose early Wednesday morning. Scott Miller of the Los Angeles County Fire Department tells People.com that paramedics responded to a 911 call regarding "a possible overdose."

Screencrush asked it's readers, "What's the most confusing movie ever made?" The winner -- "2001: a Space Odyssey."

Jay-Z is mulling over a $20 million offer to team up with Samsung to market their products.

Jennifer Love Hewitt is pregnant with her first child thanks to the efforts of "Client List" co-star Brian Hallisay.

For Angelina Jolie's 38th birthday, Brad Pitt surprised her with a celebratory dinner -- in Paris. Apparently, after some red and white wines, the couple went over to a nearby "disco."

Yes that really was Taylor Swift getting up on stage with the Rolling Stones in Chicago, helping the group sing "As Tears Go By."

Glenn Close regrets her portrayal of a knife-wielding stalker in "Fatal Attraction" as she is convinced her most famous film role contributed to the stigmatisation of mental health issues.

That was one huge mako shark caught off the coast of California this week -- weighing in at 1,323 pounds. Yep, a record.

John Travolta was in Georgia in order to get his pilot license renewed. When he ran into the young couple at a bar and learned about their wedding the next day, John Travolta spontaneously decided to crash the wedding.

Kate Winslet is expecting again. This will be her third child, her first in this marriage.

Beck isn't just working on one new album, but two!

If you're a fan of the TV show "Happy Endings," sad news -- it won't be moving to the USA Network as rumored. It appears to be dead.

Pizza Hut is celebrating their 55th birthday by offering a $5.55 one-topping pizza this summer. Let the pizza wars begin!

Australian scientists say they have discovered a remote lake with beautiful clear water that has remained unchanged for over 7,000 years. [Each part of the lake is so gorgeous that developers are having trouble deciding exactly where to build the Walmart.]

WHAT IS THE WORST DAY TO GO UNDER THE KNIFE? _ A study in the British Medical Journal says if you need an operation, don't schedule it for the end of the week. They analyzed 4 million planned surgeries and found the death rates were 44% higher on a Friday, and 82% higher on a weekend. They can't put their finger on why, only assuming that medical care "drops on the weekends."

HALF-MARATHONER DELIVERS UNEXPECTED BABY _ Trish Staine of Duluth, Minnesota, had no idea she was pregnant while she was training for a half marathon recently. After a training run she began having back pain and went to the doctor. They found a second heartbeat. Two days later, Staine gave birth to a baby girl.

NBA FINALS _ Game 1 of the NBA Finals is tonight (ABC-TV). The San Antonio Spurs are at the Miami Heat.

GAME OF THRONES ACTRESS DROPS OUT OF 50 SHADES MOVIE _ Game of Thrones star Emilia Clarke is tired of exposing her naked body on camera and has dropped out of Fifty Shades of Grey.

NUMBER FOR THE DAY _ 11: Horses that have won the Triple Crown. The last was Affirmed in 1978.

There's a professor in Arizona who's been working on a device that can interpret prairie dog barks, and translate them into English.  And he thinks that within 10 years, technology will make it possible for ALL of us to communicate with our pets.

According to a new British survey, people complain about the weather the least when the temperature is 74 degrees.  Once it gets to 83 degrees, people start complaining that it's too hot . . . and when it drops below 66 in the summertime, people think it's too cool.

The winner of last month's giant $590 MILLION Powerball jackpot finally came forward, and she's an 84-YEAR-OLD woman from Florida . . . who got the ticket when someone let her cut in line.  She took the lump sum of $370 million, so after taxes she's $270 MILLION richer.

About a year ago, a 19-year-old in New Zealand was sentenced to 11 months of house arrest.  And now, with one month to go, he called the police and asked to go to jail . . . because he was bored of all his Xbox games at home.  They said okay, picked him up, and took him to jail.

Parks in a suburb of Chicago are putting up signs to remind parents not to RUIN things for their kids when they play sports.  The signs say that virtually no one from the town has gone on to play pro sports, so whether they win or lose, it's probably not going to matter in the long run . . . so don't bother yelling at the refs.

That huge invasion of cicadas?  CANCELLED.  Experts say they should have been out by now. 

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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