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THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW- Mon 6/10/13

Apple is going to launch a trade-in program later this month, hoping to get more iPhone users to upgrade to the iPhone 5.

Don't ask why or where, but it is a fact: there exists in Los Angeles a life-size statue of a naked, pregnant Kim Kardashian.

The judge who made Katherine Jackson guardian for Paris Jackson has ordered an investigation into Paris' attempted suicide, to determine if her welfare has been compromised reports TMZ.

Three years ago, Jim Carrey bought a home in Malibu, California, for $18 million, hoping to turn a nice profit after a few years. He sold it last week for $13.4 million.

Costco experimented in a few stores with self-checking registers. They're going away.

Scary moment at the Today Show last Thursday, when a man standing near Matt Lauer and Savannah Guthrie took a knife to his arm outside Rockefeller Center. Yikes!

Former reality star Kristin Cavallari has tied the knot with Jay Cutler.

A few days after Bruce Jenner said that Kanye West wasn't much of a father to Kim Kardashian, his son Brody says that Bruce wasn't much of a dad to him.

Warner Bros. has tapped "Glee" writer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa to write a screenplay for a live-action "Archie" movie.

Russell Brand tells Esquire magazine that he would like to be married again.

Less than 8 months after the release of her last album, Taylor Swift says she's ready to start writing songs again.

Season two of Jerry Seinfeld's web series, "Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee" debuts Thursday at noon.

Naked bicycle riders rode through Mexico City this weekend to bring attention to the danger of riding bikes in the city's anti-bike culture. [One protester was arrested for signaling his turns without using his hands.]

MEN ARRESTED FOR LOOTING IN OKLAHOMA AFTER TORNADO _ Three men were arrested with a truck full of copper wire, scrap metal and other items from homes destroyed by the May 20 tornado in Moore, Oklahoma. The three men told police they came hundreds of miles -- all the way from Virginia -- for the sole purpose of looting in the disaster area.

THE KRISPY KREME SLOPPY JOE _ On Saturday, a food vendor called Chicken Charlie's at the San Diego County Fair unveiled a Sloppy Joe, that instead of bread, has a glazed donut on either end. Perhaps Kripsy Kreme aficionados felt the need to step up their game after Dunkin' Donuts tried to end us all with the Glazed Donut Breakfast Sandwich.

WORLD'S FASTEST CLAPPER _ Bryan Bednarek has shattered the world clapping record at 802 claps in one minute. The previous world record for number of claps in one minute was 721. Check out his record-setting video.

According to a new survey, about 5% of companies in the U.S. let their employees BUY extra vacation days.  All of those companies "charge" a different amount, but usually you generally give up a day's worth of salary for a day off.  The survey also found 9% of companies let employees CASH OUT their leftover vacation days at the end of the year for extra money. 

They held the Belmont Stakes over the weekend . . . which was the last of the three Triple Crown horse races.  But if they ever let OTHER animals join the mile-and-a-half race . . . race horses would only finish SECOND, behind the pronghorn antelope.  Humans would finish fifth, behind the wild dog and the giraffe.  And the cheetah would build a HUGE lead . . . but wouldn't finish the race. 

Father's Day is this Sunday . . . but apparently not that many people know it.  A new study found there are 215% more searches online for Mother's Day gifts and gift ideas, than for Father's Day gifts and gift ideas.  The top reason people give for putting more effort into a Mother's Day gift is that their mothers are, quote, "more deserving" of a big gift. 

A Saudi prince is suing "Forbes" because they placed his net worth at $20 billion on their World's Richest People list . . . and he says he's worth more like $30 billion.

THE PURGE TAKES NO. 1 _ The Purge pushed away this week's box office competition. The low-budget thriller took the No. 1 spot at the weekend's box office with $36.4 million. The Purge, which cost only $3 million to make, was expected to make about $17 million.

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