THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW- Thurs 7/25/13

Royal officials say Britain's new prince has been named George Alexander Louis. The 3-day-old baby and third-in-line to the throne will be known as His Royal Highness Prince George of Cambridge.

It turns out Dennis Farina was battling lung cancer when the blood clot took his life on Monday.

Kate Middleton wore a polka dot dress as she left the hospital, just like Princess Diana did when she left with William all those years ago.

A court of appeals has rejected Fox's appeal over a federal judge's decision to deny enjoining Dish Network's advertising-skipping DVR services known as "AutoHop" or "Hopper."

Kirstie Alley is set for another major reunion on her new TV comedy as John Travolta has signed on for a guest appearance.

An attorney representing a group of Pelican Island residents are threatening legal action against MTV show if they try to shoot any scenes for "Snooki and JWoww" on their island.

Jimmy Fallon and his wife Nancy Juvonen welcomed a new baby girl into their lives on Tuesday.

Henry Winkler is joining the cast of "Parks and Rec."

The bad news: the price of a movie ticket is at an all-time high. The good news: when adjusted for inflation, the price is still less than it was 40 years ago when it had an average price of $1.76!

John Travolta is going to guest-star on Kirstie Alley's new series on TV Land.

Elijah Wood's new serial killer movie, "Maniac" is so disturbing, New Zealand has banned the movie from theater or DVD release, calling it "injurious to the public good."

A California congressman is suggesting that the U.S. Postal Service completely stop door-to-door service to help trim the losses.

CBS and Time Warner are arguing over fees and it could mean that some Time Warner customers could lose CBS for a while, until they figure it all out.

Here are a few REAL facts to put your fears in perspective.  Falling coconuts and vending machines each kill more people every year than sharks.  Every year, deer kill more people than bears, dogs, wolves, alligators, sharks, spiders, bees, wasps, scorpions, and snakes . . . COMBINED.  And in the average plane crash, more than 90% of the people on board survive. 

Here are a few slang terms that have been around for centuries, believe it or not.  Friend and unfriend have been used as verbs since the 1600s.  Frigging and tricked out both come from the 1500s.  And hipster has been around since the early 1900s.

Earlier this month, a veterinary hospital in Australia treated a kitten who was near death . . . because its owners had tried to turn it VEGAN.  Cats are carnivores, so the kitten recovered after the vets fed it lots of meat.  And now it's up for adoption.

A Canadian guy says he's sorry for downing eight beers and swimming across the Detroit River on a bet.  But he's being fined up to $25,000.