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THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW- Mon 8/26/13

The news that Ben Affleck will play Batman in Zack Snyder's "Man of Steel" sequel generated 30 different petitions within the first 12 hours on Change.org demanding Warner Bros. dump Affleck.

Kris Jenner has posted the first public photo of her granddaughter, North West, on Twitter. She was born in June.

"True Blood"'s Stephen Moyer will co-star in NBC's "The Sound of Music" opposite Carrie Underwood in the December 5 live holiday production.

Kelly Clarkson is getting married, but she's not pregnant. The singer told People magazine that she and fiance Brandon Blackstock had decided to elope rather than put on a big party.

Richie Sambora has been fired from Bon Jovi. The guitarist -- who has been Jon Bon Jovi's sidekick for 30 years -- departed the band's tour last spring over what he called a "personal matter." According RumorFix.com, Sambora's departure was about money.

Eva Longoria reportedly has split with Miami "entrepreneur " Ernesto Arguello.

Chris Brown's latest Twitter rant called the District Attorney a "racist ass."

At the Smithsonian National Zoo in Washington Friday, giant panda Mei Xiang gave birth to a healthy cub, 11-months after losing her last baby panda cub. A second cub born to Mei Xiang later on Friday did not survive.

Legendary Los Angeles Dodger broadcaster Vin Scully has announced he'll come back in 2014 for an unprecedented 65th year behind the mic.

"The Butler" and "We're the Millers" repeated as #1 and #2 at the box office this weekend.

"Game of Thrones" star Natalie Dormer has joined the cast of "Hunger Games: Mockingjay."

POWERBALL WINNER FINALLY CLAIMS HIS MILLIONS _ An up-until-now unidentified New Jersey man who was one of three to win this month's $411 million Powerball jackpot has finally been revealed. Mario Scarnici, of Monmouth Junction, New Jersey, will receive about $62 million after taxes. 

CANADIANS MOST ACTIVE FACEBOOK USERS IN THE WORLD _ Facebook recently released its Canada-specific stats, once again showing that the nation leads the world in online social networking. On average, 61 percent of global users check Facebook at least once a day. In the U.S. 70 percent of them do. In Canada, it's 74 percent.

ARE YOU ON FACEBOOK TOO MUCH? HERE'S THE CURE _ Two researchers at MIT have created the ultimate anti-Facebook app: a keyboard that shocks you when you try to visit the social networking site. ' Website

BRAWL STARTED OVER GRILLED CHEESE _ A massive brawl at New York's Rikers Island jail complex started over a grilled cheese sandwich. 

Here are some statistics you really don't want to know.  There are up to 50 active serial killers in the U.S. at any given moment.  90% of Americans live within 15 minutes of a Walmart.  And somewhere between 2% and 4% of people think the wrong man is their father. 

A new study has found the best sleep aid is . . . money.  People making at least $117,000-a-year reported getting the best sleep . . . unemployed people reported getting the worst sleep. 

Last month, a 50-year-old woman went missing in Philadelphia.  And police believed they found her dead a few days later.  So her family identified the body and buried her after a funeral earlier this month.  BUT . . . two weeks later, the woman turned up ALIVE in a hospital.  Turns out the family buried the wrong person . . . and now, no one's quite sure WHO that woman was.

A city contractor in Fort Worth, Texas demolished the wrong house . . . two days in a row.

WEEKEND BOX OFFICE: BUTLER WINS AGAIN _ Not surprisingly, The Butler came out on top again at the weekend box office. In its second week of release it was up against a trio of poorly-reviewed films and made about $17 million.

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