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THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW- Mon 9/09/13

Alec Baldwin's gets his own Friday night show on MSNBC, "Up Late With Alec Baldwin" at 10pm, starting in October.

George Zimmerman's wife, Shellie, has filed for divorce.

Sofia Vergara is the highest-paid actress on TV, earning over $30 million during the past year.

Jane Lynch says that "Glee's" salute to Corey Monteith episode on September 26th is one of "the most beautiful episodes ever."

Just hours after its premiere, critics are trashing the Princess Diana biopic, "Diana," starring Naomi Watts.

Faith Hill is gone and Carrie Underwood is now singing the theme song for Sunday night football.

Number 34 on the Notre Dame football team this year is Jesse Bongiovi. That would be the son of Jon Bon Jovi.

Neil Patrick Harris has bought a Brownstone in New York's Harlem neighborhood for $3.6 million.

Scientists have discovered the largest volcano in the world: under water, 1,000 miles east of Japan. It's said to be the size of the British Isles, 6,500 feet below the surface of the ocean.

Maine prosecutors have dropped a drunk-driving charge against actress Sally Struthers under an agreement in which she pleaded guilty to a lesser charge.

Jack Osbourne and his wife Lisa have lost their baby boy in the second trimester of pregnancy.

The rumor was picking up speed, but now, here come the denials that Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis are engaged.

Lamar Odom lasted just one day in rehab.

According to an article in the New York Times, more doctors are starting to make house calls again. [Here's what you do: Have the doctor arrive at your home at noon then make him wait in the living room with old magazines until three.]

FACEBOOK DELAYS VIDEO ADS _ I told you awhile ago that Facebook is planning to add auto-play video ads to the News Feed at some point. But now it appears Facebook is holding off -- at leat for now. Care to guess why? Yep, Facebook is concerned that the user backlash would be too severe.

... Speaking of ads, If you're an Instagram user they will likely start appearing in your feed some time over the next 10-12 months. Since Instagram is all about photos and short videos, it's possible the company could be pushing both out to users.

WILL THIS BE NEXT SUMMER'S HOT TREAT? _ Fancy a plate of spaghetti -- but frozen? A New York ice cream shop is serving up a German sweet treat -- ice cream that looks like spaghetti. It's straight-up ice cream finished off with any number of favorite toppings. Make it a strawberry sauce for an authentic spaghetti with marinara sauce look. | photo

TV TONIGHT: MILLION SECOND QUIZ _ Beginning tonight (8p ET) NBC tries to deliver the biggest game show since Who Wants to be a Millionaire was on in primetime. Ryan Seacrest hosts Million Second Quiz, where contestants battle each other in intense bouts of trivia for 10 days from an hourglass-shaped structure in New York City in the hopes of claiming the largest prize in game show history.

RIDDICK MOVES THE BUTLER _ Sci-fi sequel Riddick, starring Vin Diesel, muscled to the top of the North American box office charts over the weekend. Riddick's $18.7 million in tickets sales were enough to push The Butler down to second place after a three week run at the top.

Facebook is revamping the News Feed, with bigger photos and more ads.  Prepare to be outraged.

A new study found the average person spends 90 minutes a day on their phone, whether it's texting, apps, going online, checking email, or making phone calls.  That adds up to 22.8 full days a year, or more than three weeks.  And if you keep it up for the rest of your adult life, you could spend around three to four YEARS staring at your phone.

We set our clocks one hour ahead this Sunday . . . and that could cost the U.S. $434 MILLION.  That's based on the lost productivity and costs incurred from the higher risk of heart attacks and workplace injuries.  The only cities that AREN'T projected to lose that money are in Hawaii and Arizona . . . because they don't participate in Daylight Savings Time.

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