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THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW- Wed 10/30/13

AMC has renewed The Walking Dead for a fifth season, the network announced Tuesday.

Lisa Kudrow tells an interviewer that having a nose job when she was a teenager changed her life. She said it took her from "feeling hideous, to not hideous."

Jason Aldean's tour bus struck and killed a pedestrian early Monday morning in Knox County, Indiana. Jason was on board.

Snooki and her dance partner were eliminated this week on "Dancing with the Stars." By the way, Cher will guest judge and perform next week.

After 15 years together, EA Sports' relationship with Tiger Woods has ended.

Men's Health reports 45 times an hour is the number of times people touched their eyes, mouth, or nose, all entry points for infection according to a study this year from the University of South Wales.

Just two days after Miranda Kerr and Orlando Bloom announced they were separating, they were seen in public cuddling.

After 20 years of marriage, actress Jane Seymour has filed for legal separation from her husband.

There's a bar in Philadelphia that refuses to put any Eagles games on their TV screens as long as Michael Vick is on the team... based on his dog fighting past.

Jimmy Kimmel likes to live near the edge and occasionally, he'll go over it. ABC is apologizing for a bit last week where a child joked about killing Chinese people to help erase the U.S. debt.

Bruce Jenner will reportedly walk Kim Kardashian down the aisle at her wedding with Kanye West.

86-year-old former Louisiana Governor Edwin Edwards is being featured on a new A&E reality show along with his 35-year-old wife and 3-month-old baby.

Rapper 50 Cent has been sentenced to three years of probation after pleading no contest to vandalism in a case filed after an alleged fight with his ex-girlfriend earlier this year.

Just three weeks after the Jonas Brothers announced they were canceling their tour due to a "deep rift within the band," the brothers have told People magazine that they've decided to call it quits.

WHAT'S WITH ALL THE MUSTACHES? _ Movember's coming. During November each year, the Movember campaign is responsible for the sprouting of moustaches on thousands of men's faces. With their Mo's, the men raise awareness and funds for men's health issues, specifically prostate and testicular cancer initiatives.

YOUR FACEBOOK FRIENDS ARE MAKING YOU FAT AND BROKE _  Maintaining close ties with your good friends on Facebook increases your self esteem -- but also your waistline. According to a study, keeping watch of your good friends' activities on social media correlates to a higher body-mass index and higher levels of credit card debt. These close connections increase your self-esteem, thereby allowing you to let your guard down and temporarily lose self control.

Kanye West revealed that he and Kim Kardashian will exchange vows next summer. [By then their little kid will be old enough to say "pre-nup".] 

STANDING ROOM TICKETS FOR GAME 6 $800 AND UP _ Want tickets to Game 6 of the World Series? For $800 you can stand for the whole game. Some tickets on StubHub are going for over $11,000.

LEAD LEVELS CLOSE ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY BUILDING _ A downtown Helena, Montana, building was closed down Monday after officials found lead levels up to 40 times higher than federal standards. The building they shut down: the state Department of Environmental Quality. 

SWITCH iPHONE CASES EVERY MONTH _ Smartphone cases can be expensive, so what's a person to do if they want to swap their case out every month? Now there's Reset My Case , an iPhone case subscription service that brings a new look to your phone case each month instead of an entirely new case. Reset My Case does this with custom-designed printed inserts which fit into a durable, high-quality transparent case. The subscription, which gets you a new insert every month, is $5 a month.

The final numbers are in on 2013's most popular Halloween costumes.  The top five are:  Witches . . . Batman and other Batman characters . . . princesses . . . superheroes OTHER than Batman, Superman, or Spider-Man . . . and zombies. 

Last week, there was a story about a 33-year-old guy who spent $100,000 to try to look like JUSTIN BIEBER.  Apparently he's not the only person who thinks that would be a good idea.  In a new survey, 6% of people ages 18 to 30 say they'd consider getting plastic surgery to try to look more like a specific celebrity.

A restaurant in Philadelphia just unveiled a new bacon cheeseburger that uses DEEP FRIED TWINKIES as the bun.  It costs $12, and it's only on sale for a limited time.

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