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THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW- Wed 8/14/13

Jennifer Aniston is telling reporters that it's not a baby bump, she just put on a few pounds. Uh-huh.

Two months after their wedding, "Star Wars" creator George Lucas, 69, and his wife, Mellody Hobson, 44, welcomed a baby girl via surrogate last Friday.

NBC Sports Network will use Saturday's debut of its coverage of the Barclays Premier League to increase its efforts to change the name of the network to NBCSN.

The accusations that began a crumbling of celebrity chef Paula Deen's empire were dismissed by a federal judge.

Charlotte Church was asked to join the judges panel on the British version of "The X-Factor." Her response: "I'd rather poke my eyes out with sticks!" I'll take that as a "no."

In the season opener of "Modern Family" on September 25th, Jay and Gloria are adding a male nanny to the home to help with the new baby. Yes, a "Manny."

Oprah Winfrey says she's "sorry" that a media frenzy emerged after saying she experienced racism during a trip to Switzerland.

FOX Sports launches its new "Sports 1" cable channel this Saturday.

A record 5.9 million viewers tuned in Sunday night for the season premiere of "Breaking Bad."

Insiders say that Amazon is working on a video game console of their own. Google is said to be doing the same with the Android-based platform.

At the University of Hawaii, researchers have created a breed of rabbits that glow in the dark.

Katy Perry and John Mayer perform a duet on his new album.

Lindsay Lohan's new movie, "The Canyons," is her biggest flop yet. It made only $30,000 over the weekend.

George Lucas and wife welcomed a new baby girl. [They named her Everest Hobson Lucas. You may not like the name but it's much better than the runner-up, Jar Jar.]

TACO BELL SAYS NEW TACO WILL BE CALLED FIERY _ After weeks of fans guessing via social media what the next Doritos Locos Tacos flavor will be, Tuesday Taco Bell finally announced the much-anticipated menu item's name: Fiery Doritos Locos Tacos. The third DLT hits Taco Bell restaurants nationwide on August 22, combining spicy chili with a hint of lime flavor in a crunchy red shell.

IN TOKYO, A VENDING MACHINE THAT DISPENSES BRAS _ A Japanese lingerie company (Wacoal) has come up with an easier way for customers to purchase bras. The company has unveiled a bra vending machine. Each bra costs $30, and all customers have to do is pick out their size from the chart, slot the money in, and press the item number.

MAN TRIES TWITTER FOR DRUGS _ Tip for drug users: If you're seeking drugs, don't turn to Twitter for help. Sunith Baheerathan was apparently looking for some pot to get him through the day at a Vaughn, Ontario, auto shop. He tweeted out a message to, well, everyone, as well as his location. Police replied asking if they could stop by.

TV TONIGHT: DUCK DYNASTY _ The Robertsons are back for a 4th season tonight as the clan prepares a surprise vow renewal to celebrate Phil and Kay's 49th wedding anniversary.  (9p CT, A&E)

According to a recent survey, new parents fight 187 times the year after their first child is born . . . 42% more than they did before.  Most of the fights are minor though:  33% are over whose turn it is to change the baby's diaper, and 24% are over who has to get out of bed to feed it.

 

According to a new study, men named John, David, and Steve have the most SUCCESS in business, and usually make the most MONEY.  The top 10 men's names tied to success and money are:  John, David, Steve, Paul, Alan, Richard, Peter, Andrew, Mark, and James.The 10 men's names tied to the LEAST success and money are:  Tony, Matthew, Jimmy, Fred, Brian, Ben, Ed, Alex, Kevin, and Martin.

 

According to a new study, the more siblings you have, the less likely you are to get divorced.  For every sibling, your risk of getting divorced drops 2%.  So a person with three brothers or sisters is 6% less likely to get divorced than an only child.  The researchers think it happens because growing up with siblings gives you extra experience in living, sharing, and dealing with other people.

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