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THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW- Wed 10/16/13

A 6-year-old boy drowned in the pool on board a Carnival Cruise ship on Sunday, while in the Caribbean. How does that happen?

Major League Baseball umpire Wally Bell dropped dead of a heart attack just a week after working the St. Louis/Pittsburgh playoff series. He was just 48.

Are the New York Giants a victim of the hometown Super Bowl curse?

A comedy that FOX was planning as a mid-season replacement, "Us and Them," has already been canceled after producing just six episodes. It just wasn't happening...

Gold-medal winning Olympic diver Greg Louganis married his partner, paralegal Johnny Chaillot, in a ceremony in California over the weekend.

Among the contestants on "The Voice" this year -- Briana Cuoco, the younger sister of "Big Bang Theory" star Kaley Cuoco.

Liza Minnelli performed for a benefit concert Monday night in New York, even though she showed up in a cast with a broken wrist.

A 44-year-old man with a knife was arrested trying to get into Buckingham Palace Monday morning.

An Australian woman said she had given up her dream of marrying Bon Jovi... but would settle for him walking her down the aisle for her wedding. After a long Internet campaign, he showed up at the chapel in Las Vegas Saturday and walked her down the aisle.

Wait -- when did the Dodgers get a dancing mascot? And why is it a bear? It turns out it was just an overly excited fan in a bear costume that was arrested after dancing on top of the St. Louis dugout at Monday's game.

For 40 years, Half Moon Bay, California, has held a pumpkin weigh-off. This year's winner weighed in at 1,985.

Oscar-winner Anthony Hopkins spent two weeks watching every single episode of "Breaking Bad" and followed it by writing a fan email to star Bryan Cranston. "Your performance as Walter White was the best acting I have seen-ever. Congratulations and my deepest respect. You are truly a great, great actor."

If you go to the country of Kuwait, they give you something called a gay test because it's illegal there to be gay.

They became a couple on TV, so why wouldn't they get married on TV? Sean Lowe and Catherine Giudici of ABC's "The Bachelor" will exchange vows live on ABC January 26.

71-year-old gospel singer Andrae Crouch was rushed to the hospital Sunday after falling ill in the shower at his Los Angeles home.

Macy's is going to open at 8pm on Thanksgiving night, so you can get in some shopping and walking after that last piece of pumpkin pie.

Hermes, the French luxury brand that gave us the $12,900 basketball, has unveiled a $10,400 bicycle.

The Alamo Drafthouse movie theater chain has banned Madonna from its theaters after she was seen texting during a New York Film Festival screening of "12 Years a Slave." They say they won't let her back in again until she apologizes.

Tina Fey and Amy Poehler have signed on to host the Golden Globes for the next two years!

There's a media report that Jenny McCarthy isn't scoring well as the new co-host of The View, and that fans want her off the show. [House Republicans are even threatening to shutdown the network until it happens.]

APPLE READY TO SHOW OFF iPAD 5 _ Apple on Tuesday sent out invites for a news event next week, where new iPads and Macs are expected. The invite says only, "We still have a lot to cover," and has colorful leaves from the Apple logo.

ADDICTED TO OREOS? YOU MIGHT BE _ Oreos are as addictive as cocaine, at least for lab rats, and just like us, they like the creamy center best. Researchers (at Connecticut College) found eating the sugary treats activates more neurons in the brain's "pleasure center" than drugs such as cocaine.

MAN PROPOSES TO GIRLFRIEND WHILE BEING CHASED BY ZOMBIES _ I'm not a huge fan of people posting video of their marriage proposal, but I have one you have to see . This guy actually took his girlfriend through a haunted house, and while zombies were screaming all around them, he took out a ring. Really? Yep, that's the story he wants to tell your grandkids.

A guy in Oklahoma wanted to go EXTRA realistic with his Halloween decorations, so he put two fake, headless bodies in his driveway . . . and set up realistic POOLS OF BLOOD where their heads should be.  Naturally, a neighbor saw them, thought they were real, and called 911.  But the guy says he WON'T take down his decorations . . . and even added a third fake body.

Wine for CATS just hit the market yesterday.  It's non-alcoholic, but it does have a little catnip in it.  The company behind it says they developed it, quote, "for those wanting to celebrate birthdays or Christmas with their beloved cats."  For now, it's only on sale in Japan, for $4-a-bottle.

Harris Interactive just released their annual poll on the most popular teams in the NFL, and for the sixth year in a row, the Dallas Cowboys are number one.  The Green Bay Packers are second, the Denver Broncos are third . . . and for the fourth year in a row, the Jacksonville Jaguars are last.

A guy in India had a dream that there were 1,000 tons of gold buried under an old palace . . . so the government will start digging there this Friday?

A new study found that because fast food workers make such a low wage, they cost taxpayers $7 BILLION a year in government assistance.

A legally blind man somehow led police in England on a high-speed chase in the middle of the night, and it reached speeds of 85 miles an hour.

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