THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW- Fri 10/18/13

Now they're saying upwards of 20,000 cattle died in that early freak snowstorm in South Dakota.

Timbaland's wife has filed divorce after five years of marriage.

Soleil Moon Frye says she'll deliver a boy next February, her third child.

Alexi Ashe was told by her doctor not to marry Seth Myers in September. Not because of Seth, but because of eating bad oysters at the rehearsal dinner the night before their wedding and ending up in the hospital. She toughed it out and the ceremony happened.

Pamela Anderson has confirmed she has rekindled her romance with ex-husband Rick Saloman. She married the film producer in 2007 but filed for divorce two months later.

A Somali pirate leader has been captured in a sting operation where he was lured to Belgium with the promise of starring in a movie about his life. When he showed up, they arrested him.

Hans Riegel, the son of the man who invented Gummi Bears, has died at age 90.

Kate Moss has an important condition when she signs modeling contracts, she insists on scheduling regular cigarette breaks.

Prince William filled in for the queen the other day, and dubbed some knights for the first time.

Livability.com has ranked the top 100 places to live in the U.S. Where does your city place?

For the first time in 17 years, the creators of "South Park" missed their deadline and a new episode did not air this week, as scheduled. Matt and Trey are blaming a power outage at the studio on Tuesday night.

Ronan Farrow, the son of Mia Farrow and either Woody Allen or Frank Sinatra, has joined MSNBC.

Katy Perry is the new face of CoverGirl Cosmetics.

Creator Ryan Murphy says that "Glee" will end after season 6.

According to a new book, baseball superstar Alex Rodriguez kept a long list of prostitutes on his payroll. [There were so many that to know who was who he asked them to wear jerseys with their names on the back.]

$1 BILLION WORTH OF DORITOS LOCOS TACOS SOLD _ Roughly five months after selling 500 million Doritos Locos Tacos in May, Taco Bell has now sold $1 billion worth of Doritos Locos Tacos. As of Saturday, October 12, more than $1 billion hybrid tacos were sold, whether it's the original nacho cheese flavor, Cool Ranch, or the new Fiery taco.

NATIONAL SELFIE GALLERY OPENS _ On your next vacation to London, be sure to take in a museum or two. Including the new National Selfie Gallery, which is showcasing the humble camera phone pic as an elevated form of art.

This is definitely going to rile some people up, but a website just ranked every state's signature food from best to worst.  Chicago-style deep dish pizza and shrimp and grits from South Carolina finished on top . . . Cincinnati chili and steamed cheeseburgers from Connecticut finished last. Wisconsin’s Bratwurst came in at #33 of the 51 entries.

There's a new map showing people's favorite beers in each state.  Blue Moon was the top pick in 18 states, Bud Light was top in 12 states, and both Sam Adams and Yuengling were the top in eight states.  Coors Light and Corona won two states . . . and Miller Lite only won its home state, Wisconsin. 

Right now in the U.S., salsa outsells ketchup . . . tortillas outsell hamburger and hot dog buns . . . and tortilla chips outsell potato chips.  Not all of these are new developments, but they all point to the larger trend . . . that Hispanic food is basically just becoming mainstream American food. 

Earlier this week, a 36-year-old man in the Czech Republic was eating some chocolate pudding for dessert, when the restaurant told him they were closing and he had to leave.  So he went home, grabbed a CHAINSAW, and cut his way back into the restaurant to finish his pudding.  He was arrested. 

MAN GIVING AWAY LIFE-SIZE HAMSTER WHEEL  _A New York man built himself a life-size hamster wheel that somehow fit in his Brooklyn apartment. But now he's giving it away for free on Craigslist. The owner originally built the wheel when he was working at a pet shop and could no longer afford a gym membership. He would run on it four times a day, but now he has a better job and can afford "more conventional training methods."

Toyota is recalling 870,000 cars because of malfunctioning airbags . . . caused by SPIDERS?

A guy in England called a cab, then robbed the driver.  But he got caught because he ordered the cab to his own HOUSE.

Earlier this week, there was a story about a huge asteroid that might hit Earth in 867 years.  And people were like . . . so what.  Well, now experts have discovered ANOTHER massive asteroid that might hit us in the year 2032.

IN THEATERS _ Carrie (R); Escape Plan (R); The Fifth Estate (R)