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THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW- Fri 8/16/13

"That '70's Show" co-star Lisa Robin Kelly died Wednesday night. She was 43. The actress died in a rehab facility and her cause of death is still unknown.

Making its debut at this year's Minnesota State Fair -- Mini-donut Beer. You'll have to go to find out.

Lisa Robin Kelly, who played Eric's older sister in "That 70s Show" died in her sleep after a hard life. She was just 43.

41-year-old Mark Sutton, who you last remember parachuting into the London 2012 Olympics opening ceremony dressed as James Bond, has been killed in a jumping accident in Switzerland.

Eminem has a new song out, called "Survival."

Seattle police will be out this weekend at the big Hempfest Celebration, handing out explanations of what's legal and what's not when it comes to pot -- on the back of Doritos bags.

The estimated cost of raising a child is now over $240,000! And that doesn't include the cost of college.

According to government records, a shepherd in Bolivia is now 123 years old.

After being dumped for the next "Expendables" movie and being dissed by Sylvester Stallone, now a commercial Bruce Willis shot for a British telecom company has been pulled for not being factually correct.

Former "Bachelor" contestant, Gia Allemand, committed suicide. She was just 29.

Faster than you can say "X-Factor," Simon Cowell's baby mama, Laura Silverman, has reached a divorce settlement with her soon-to-be ex-husband.

In Pyramid Lake, Nevada, some recently discovered rock etchings have been determined to be at least 10,000 years old, the oldest ever found in North America.

Kanye West is said to have spent quite a bit of coin on an armored car for him to get around in.

Jennifer Aniston made a last-minute change and didn't catch a flight last Sunday, from L.A. to London. If she hadn't made that change, it would have put her and the current Mrs. Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie on the same flight. Close one.

This is John Oliver's last week of filling-in for Jon Stewart on the Daily Show. He's done a great job!

We're hearing that Laura Prepon is already leaving the smash Netflix Show, "Orange is the New Black" after the first couple episodes of the second season.

The Civil Wars are on top of the Billboard charts, but sadly, have been on a hiatus since November because of "internal discord and irreconcilable differences of ambition."

Will Arnett has been dating celebrity chef (and Billy Joel's ex) Katie Lee.

Allen Glover Lanier, keyboardist/guitarist and founding member of Blue Oyster Cult, has died at the age of 67.

iPHONE USES MORE POWER THAN A FRIDGE _ Is your iPhone running? Better shut it off, because that device is using more energy than your refrigerator. A new report says that a fridge uses just 322 kWh per year, compared with the 361 kWh for an iPhone, if you include its wireless connections, data usage, and battery charges.

A man in Bolivia claims to be the world's oldest man at 123. [That sounds a bit much so officials said that they will verify his birth date by checking with his mother.]

WANT A MAN WHO HELPS OUT? MARRY A TEACHER _ Ladies, if you're looking for a man that's not afraid to do a little housework, marry a teacher. A study found that guys who work in fields typically dominated by females do 25% more housework compared to men who work in male-dominated jobs.  

NUMBER FOR THE DAY _ 480,000: School buses on the road each day in the U.S.

DUCK DYNASTY PREMIERE HAS RECORD RATINGS _ Nearly 12 million viewers were drawn to the Season 4 premiere of A&E's Duck Dynasty, setting a record for a non-fiction cable series.Wednesday's episode focused on a surprise wedding-vow renewal ceremony for Phil and Kay Robertson.

According to a new study out of the Mayo Clinic, drinking more than four cups of coffee a day increases your risk of dying by 50%.  Last month, a study found drinking four cups of coffee a day cut your risk of suicide in half.  So is coffee keeping you alive or killing you?  Who even knows anymore? 

The driver of a Google Street View car was recently held HOSTAGE by villagers in Thailand, because they thought he was SPYING on them.  After interrogating him, they made him swear on a statue of Buddha that he really did work for Google, warning him that if he lied, he'd have extremely bad luck.  Eventually they issued an apology . . . to Google, the driver, and quote, "the citizens of the world."

IN THEATERS _ Jobs (PG-13); Kick-Ass 2 (R); Lee Daniels' The Butler (PG-13); Paranoia (PG-13)

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