THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW- Fri 4/26/13

The new multi-color, counterfeit-resistant $100 bill will show up October 8th.
Jon Hamm will host the 2013 ESPY Awards July 17th.


NBC has placed an order for a live competition called "Million Second Quiz" that would run for 24 hours a day over a span of 12 days.

Rumor has it that the producers of "American Idol" have talked about replacing current judge Mariah Carey with former judge J-Lo.

If you like to keep up with Scarlett Johansson, she's a redhead again.

Neil Diamond's song, "Sweet Caroline," has been downloaded 19,000 times this past week. He's announced all proceeds from those sales will go to the One Fund Boston.

Reese Witherspoon's husband, Jim Toth, is thinking about rehab after that DUI arrest.

Zach Braff is using Kickstarter to fund the followup to his 2004 movie, "Garden State." In the first day, he got $1.4 million.

Bill Clinton is trying out Twitter, @BillClinton if you'd like to follow him.

Michelle Rodriguez says that after "Fast and Furious 6" hits theaters next month, you won't be seeing her in movies again. She wants to get back into writing, which is why she got into the business.

It's been 10 years since iTunes arrived as a way to buy our music.

There is talk that Apple CEO Tim Cook might get fired because of the company's bad performance in the stock market.

Here's a new prank that's CRUEL . . . but hilarious.  Kids are texting their parents, quote, "got 2 grams for $40?"  In other words, they're pretending they meant to text a DRUG DEALER, and accidentally texted their parents.  Who, as you'd expect, FREAK OUT on cue.  Then they post the reaction online. 

Here's an interesting theory on life.  YOU are the average of the five people you spend the most time with.  So if you hang out with burned-out losers, ultimately they'll drag you down, if they haven't already.  If you hang out with five ambitious high achievers, they'll drive you to become even more successful.

Ever wondered what would happen if an entire pro sports team DIED in a plane crash?  The leagues ALL have contingency plans for that situation.  In the NBA and Major League Baseball, the team would get to DRAFT players off the other teams . . . but those teams could protect their best players.  In the NFL, the team would probably just have their season canceled and get the top college draft pick.