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THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW- Tues 8/13/13

February 6 will be final "Tonight Show with Jay Leno," just before the start of the Winter Olympics.

Critics weren't exactly kind to Brad Pitt's "World War Z" zombie picture, but it just passed the $497.3 million mark, making it his biggest movie ever.

Simon Cowell and Howard Stern have tied for the top spot on Forbes's new list of the highest paid TV personalities in America. The record label boss and TV talent show mogul made $95 million, making him the joint number one earner along with Stern.

Just because a movie doesn't do well here in the U.S. doesn't mean it's a world-wide flop. Case in point -- the #1 movie around the world over the weekend: "Smurfs 2."

A stage musical of the TV show "Glee" is being prepared for Broadway.

After 10 years of holding the Komen 3-Day walk in Chicago, this past weekend was the last time the event will be held in the Windy City. Just not getting the participation they need to sustain it.

Katy Perry's new song, "Roar," is out!

Sylvester Stallone is adding a little Latin flavor to the forthcoming "The Expendables" sequel after recruiting Antonio Banderas to join his all-star line-up.

September 10th is the date Apple will unveil its next incarnation of the iPhone.

Amanda Bynes is going to remain under medical care as legal control over her person and estate is temporarily handed to her mother, Lynn.

Ashley Tisdale is now off the market! The actress is now engaged to musician Christopher French.

The American Academy of Pediatrics is recommending that children aged two and older watch no more than two hours of television per day. They also recommend that children under two watch no television at all. According to a new study, even one hour more a day can diminish a preschooler's vocabulary and math skills as well as classroom attention.

Courteney Cox had to cut her Cancun vacation short, when she fell and broke her wrist last Saturday.

Lea Michele made her first public appearance following the death of her co-star and real-life boyfriend Cory Monteith at Sunday night's Teen Choice Awards.

The next couple of nights, you could see some shooting stars, thanks to the annual Perseid Meteor Shower.

Condos are collapsing into a sinkhole near Disney World. [Snow White is pointing the finger at the evil queen and her fracking.]

KID RAISES $ MOWING LAWNS FOR TORNADO VICTIMS _ Instead of going to camp or playing video games all day, an 11-year-old Texas boy decided to spend his summer mowing yards to raise money for the victims of the Moore, Oklahoma, tornadoes. Dyllon Orthman of Dalhart mowed 90 lawns and managed to raise $16,000 in just two months. Dyllon said, "A lot of people are saying my mom is making me, but I actually decided to mow for Moore, Oklahoma."

MARS ONE PROJECT HAS 100,000 APPLICANTS _ Mars One, which hopes to colonize Mars, has received more than 100,000 applications for a one-way trip to the Red Planet. The nonprofit organization, which wants to secure $6 billion for its ambitious plans, will select a multinational crew of 40 astronauts this year, with four of them jettisoning off in September 2022.

TV TONIGHT: PORTER RIDGE  _ From the creators of smash hit Duck Dynasty, this new series is set rural Spencer, Indiana, and  is centered on Terry Porter and his Country Auto Parts company. (9:30p ET, Discovery) 

Last week, a 21-year-old in England lost control of his car and ended up wrapping it around a tree.  But he survived . . . thanks to his GIRTH.  He weighs at least 250 pounds, and because of his size, he was thrown backwards THROUGH the driver's seat into the backseat.  So he walked away with just a broken arm and some bruises.

According to a new survey, the average person spends almost six-and-a-half months out of every year on a diet . . . which adds up to approximately THIRTY-TWO YEARS of your life.  Overall, about three out of four adults are unhappy with their weight . . . although 4% are unhappy because they think they need to GAIN more weight.

On Saturday night, a casino in Cincinnati announced a man named Kevin Lewis had just won a $1 million giveaway.  Kevin was at the casino at the time, signed some papers, and got the money.  But right after he did . . . the casino realized he was the WRONG Kevin Lewis.  But they're letting him KEEP the money . . . and they're also giving $1 million to the RIGHT Kevin Lewis. 

The founder of Tesla has unveiled plans for Hyperloop Alpha . . . a super-high speed train that could get people from L.A. to San Francisco in 30 minutes.  He says it would "only" cost about $7 billion . . . but he doesn't have time to do it.

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