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THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW- Thurs 9/12/13

Holly Madison, Hugh Hefner's former girlfriend, married her fiance, Pasquale Rotella, in a fairytale ceremony Tuesday at California's Disneyland before 150 guests,

Miss Kansas Theresa Vail wanted to break the stereotype that women with visible tattoos don't compete in pageants, so during the swimsuit portion of the Miss America competition on Tuesday, Vail revealed two tattoos on her right side.

Are you ready for an artificial egg made from plants? One is going on sale this week in a California Whole Foods.

"Pirates of the Caribbean 5" will not be coming out next summer. In light of Johnny Depp's "Lone Ranger" debacle, the project is being put on hold for at least a year.

However, all systems are still go for a 2015 release of "Jurassic World," the next dinosaur romp, in 3D.

New York City held their primary election Tuesday and it looks like the disgraced brothers -- Anthony Weiner and Eliot Spitzer -- both lost for their respective offices.

So you're aware, "Boy Meets World" and "Saved by the Bell" are both coming out on DVD. Every season.

If you'd like to buy Wayne Newton's Las Vegas ranch, it's all yours for $70 million.

Kristen Stewart raised $500,000 for Hurricane Sandy relief efforts... just by sitting down and talking for 15 minutes with a Middle Eastern prince.

Kris Humphries is going to auction off the wedding ring he gave to Kim Kardashian -- all 16.21 carats of the engagement ring -- at an auction at Christie's Jewels in New York City on October 15th.

Apple's IOS 7 comes out September 18. Yep, next week.

A 20-year-old Russian man has emerged from a Siberian forest where he lived with his parents in a mud hut for 16 years. [What an amazing story. Imagine all those years without TV and the Internet. Lucky guy.]

HOW APPLE GETS YOUR PHONE HERE _ Later this month millions of people around the globe will have new iPhones in their hands. The journey from China to the U.S. -- and other countries -- would take weeks if it weren't for lots of big planes. To the U.S., FedEx ships Apple handsets on Boeing 777s. Those planes can carry about 450,000 iPhones.

WOMAN WITH FAKE PREGNANT STOMACH TRIES TO SMUGGLE COCAINE _ A Canadian woman was arrested in Colombia Wednesday for smuggling drugs in a fake pregnant belly. Tabitha Leah Ritchie of Toronto was boarding an Air Canada flight at the Bogota airport when security noticed her stomach felt unusually cold and hard. That's because she was carrying four pounds of cocaine. 

SLEEPING MAN SHOOTS HIMSELF _ A Russian man likely will rethink his habit of sleeping with a gun after his pistol discharged and hit him in the shoulder. The wound was not life threatening.

MILEY CYRUS' NEW VIDEO BREAKS RECORD ON VEVO _ Say what you want about Miley Cyrus' new video but it absolutely destroyed VEVO's record for the most viewed video - over 19 million views in its first 24 hours. 

Every year, a few companies STILL don't get it:  No one wants you to use September 11th as a promotional opportunity.  Yesterday, AT&T tweeted a 9/11 tribute featuring one of their phones . . . Pretzel Crisps photographed their bags in the shape of an American flag . . . and a Marriott generously offered a half hour of free mini muffins in honor of 9/11 victims. 

A new survey came up with the RUDEST ways people use technology in the office.  The top five are:  Checking emails on your phone during a meeting . . . checking texts during a business lunch . . . using all capital letters in an email . . . including you on never-ending email chains . . . and using "text speak" in emails.

On Tuesday, Apple unveiled the new iPhone, which you unlock using your FINGERPRINT.  Which SEEMS like a great anti-theft move . . . but the head of a mobile security company says it might not be.  Because now, someone might steal your iPhone . . . and CHOP OFF YOUR FINGER.

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