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THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW- Fri 10/25/13

He plays the Huntsman on "Once Upon a Time." Now, Jamie Dornan has been chosen to take over the lead role in the movie version of "50 Shades of Grey."

YouTube is making the move to paid channels, where subscriptions would cost you 99 cents.

NBC is working to bring back "Murder She Wrote."

Animal-rights advocate and TV host Bob Barker has spent almost $1 million relocating three African elephants from Canada to California. Three females -- Toka, Thika and Iringa -- will be released from Toronto Zoo and moved to a climate more similar to their natural habitat.

ABC has bought the pilot of a TV show about a father who has Alzheimer's.

She filed for legal separation last month, then withdrew it. Now Clint Eastwood's wife is ready to move on and has filed for divorce.

Over 40 million Samsung Galaxy S4's have been sold over the past 6 months.

"Smash" star Katherine McPhee has photographed kissing the show's director, Michael Morris. They're both married, she's been separated from her husband for 6 months... he's still married, last his wife and three kids knew.

Minka Kelly and Chris Evans have broken up after a year of dating.

A new Gallop poll says the popularity of the Republican party has reached record lows. Only 28% have a favorable view of the party. Favorable views of he democrats have also dropped -- to 43%

Tom Hardy, who played the evil villain Bane in the last Batman movie, will play Elton John in a bio pic on the singer's life.

PBS says the third season of "Sherlock" will begin January 19.

Johnny Weir says he's done with competitive figure skating.

A teaching assistant at the University of Iowa was supposed to send the class answers to math questions, but accidentally sent them naked pictures of her and her boyfriend. [1 + 1 = 2 much information.]

John McCain says that he's thinking about running for re-election to the Senate in 2016 when he's 80. [With all the grand kids running around the house, he's looking for a place to nap.]

IS IT TIME TO PANIC? _ As of today we're two months away from Christmas.

DIAMOND-STUDDED E-CIG COSTS OVER $800,000 _ In an attempt to get his girlfriend to quit smoking, a Russian tycoon bought a diamond-studded "electronic cigarette." The luxury anti-smoking stick sports 46 Swarovski crystals, a 24-karat gold button, and more. The e-cig took device took four months to complete.

There's a new record for the world's strongest beer.  A brewery in Scotland just created a beer that's 67.5% alcohol, or 135 PROOF.  That means it's stronger than pretty much any vodka, whiskey, or tequila.  But if you want a bottle, it'll cost more than $100 to have it shipped in from Scotland.

The women in a small town in Colombia just launched a SEX STRIKE . . . no one's getting any until the one road into town is fixed.  The road is in such bad shape, it can take 14 hours just to get to a hospital 35 miles away.  So far, it seems like it's working . . . work HAS started up on the road.

There's a 24-year-old in Switzerland who had his phone stolen.  And the girl in Morocco who ended up with it either stole it, or bought it from the thief.  But the photos she's been taking have been uploading automatically to the guy's computer . . . and now he's become ATTRACTED to her.  So he says she can KEEP the phone . . . if she GOES OUT with him. 

In a new survey, both men and women say the least attractive color you can wear on a date is . . . YELLOW.  Men also don't like brown, and women don't like pink.  Men say the most attractive color a woman can wear on a date is RED . . . women say the most attractive color a man can wear is GRAY.

MAKSIM CHMERKOVSKIY CONFIRMS HE'S DATING KATE UPTON _ Dancing With the Stars regular Maksim Chmerkovskiy has confirmed that he's dating Kate Upton. Kate and Maksim were first spotted together over the summer.

IN THEATERS _ The Counselor (R); Bad Grandpa (R)

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