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THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW- Thurs 10/31/13

It's the weekend we "fall back" and gain an extra hour's sleep. The longest weekend of the year.

Lady Gaga reached an out-of-court settlement with her former assistant who sued for unpaid overtime. No figure was mentioned, but she had asked for $350,000.

We now have official confirmation there will be an "Entourage" movie.

AMC has committed to a season 5 of "The Walking Dead" next year.

Men's Health reports 73% of men say they do not look at ingredient lists, health claims, serving size information, or the nutrition panel when buying a packaged food according to Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

Meanwhile, Women's Health reports 49% of workers have had sex in the office according to a Business Insider's poll.

John Lennon's childhood home was auctioned off yesterday.

Chris Brown has chosen to enter a rehab facility, following his arrest in D.C. over the weekend.

Former Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Camille Grammer is recovering from a radical hysterectomy after revealing she had endometrial cancer. On top of that, she's filed a restraining order against her ex-boyfriend, Dimitri Charalambopoulos, claiming he left her bruised and battered after brutalizing and terrorizing her in a Houston hotel room.

33% of moms surveyed say Twister is the game that reminds them of their life.

Vin Diesel says he's in for a "Fast and the Furious 7."

SMARTPHONES EXTEND OUR WORKDAYS  _ With smartphones and gadgets in hand, we're having a hard time dropping our work load when 5 PM rolls around. Even after an 8-hour day, many employees report checking emails and taking work-related calls after hours. Having constant access to our mobile communication streams tacks on an extra two hours of work a day.

 DC Comics , the home of Batman and Superman, announced that it will leave New York for California in 2015. [Superman could stay. It shouldn't be much of a problem for him to commute.]

TEENS NOT EXCITED ABOUT FACEBOOK, BUT NOT LEAVING IN DROVES- Facebook admitted this week what many teens already know: it's not as cool to be on Facebook anymore. But while some stories would have you believe teens are dumping Facebook in droves, it's not true. The company says while there is a decrease in "daily users among younger teens," just about every teen in the U.S. is still using the social media service.

GUY DROVE ACROSS THE U.S. IN A RECORD 28 HOURS 50 MINUTES _ Ed Bolian claims he's the fastest man ever to drive across the United States. A record set in 2006 -- 31 hours, 4 minutes -- was allegedly broken by a three-man team consisting of Ed, a co-driver, and a passenger, in a 2004 Mercedes-Benz CL55 AMG.

A woman in North Dakota won't be passing out candy to every kid tonight . . . instead, if CHUBBY KIDS come to her house, she's going to give them a letter SHAMING THEIR PARENTS.  The letter says, quote, "Your child is, in my opinion, moderately obese . . . my hope is that you will step up as a parent and ration candy this Halloween."

Here are a few random stats about candy and trick-or-treating.  The average kid's candy haul tonight will contain about 11,000 calories.  More than half of parents say their kids have to SHARE the candy they get trick-or-treating.  And one in 10 people say their house has been pranked on Halloween. 

Last week, some teenagers in Tennessee were toilet papering their PRINCIPAL'S house.  That's stupid, but this is stupider.  One of the principal's neighbors started FIRING at them with his shotgun . . . and one 15-year-old was hit with five different shotgun pellets.  The man was arrested for aggravated assault and reckless endangerment.

A 67-year-old guy in Florida just won his SECOND multimillion-dollar lottery jackpot in the past TWO YEARS.  He just claimed a $3 million prize in the Florida lottery . . . after winning $10 million last year.  We calculated the odds, and the chances of that happening are approximately one in 529 TRILLION.

According to a new report, there might be a serious global WINE shortage in the near future. 

A Spanish study reports that cocoa may help ward off colon cancer. After being fed a cocoa rich diet for eight weeks, rats with cancerous colon lesions had fewer colon tumors than similar rats on a cocoa free diet.

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