THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW- Mon 7/29/13

J.J. Cale, who wrote "Cocaine" and "After Midnight" for Eric Clapton, died Friday of a heart attack. He was 74.

Kristen Wiig and her boyfriend of two years, The Strokes drummer Fabrizio Moretti, have gone their separate ways.

The cast of "Glee" gathered for a memorial service for Corey Monteith last Thursday. Even Lea Michele was there.

Samsung's profits are up 50%. Surprised?

Now there's an app that will break up for you. Really?

Frank Ocean has canceled his upcoming tour because of a tear in his vocal chord.

67-year-old Sylvester Stallone is going to do one more... yep, a 7th Rocky movie.

The South Carolina Highway Patrol confirms that they arrested rapper DMX on suspicion of drunk driving.

Oprah has landed the "Mo'Nique" Role in Lee Daniels' The Butler... which has a lot of people saying the other O word: Oscar.

The Lincoln Memorial was reopened after being vandalized. Cleanup crews used a strong chemical paint remover. [The same stuff Joan Rivers uses each night.]

ROYAL BABY PRINCE GEORGE GETS A BEER NAMED AFTER HIM _ To mark the birth of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's first child, McMullen Brewery (England) has released a special beer. Entitled 'Heir Raiser', the ale is described as a "light colored, crisp refreshing pint with a light, hoppy finish."

TEST TUBE HAMBURGER TO BE SERVED THIS WEEK _ This week one unnamed celebrity will be the first person to eat a hamburger made entirely out of meat grown in a lab. In London, the 5 ounce synthetic burger will make its first appearance as part of a major culinary festival. Researchers in the Netherlands developed the burger.

THE WOLVERINE WINS WEEKEND BOX OFFICE _ The Wolverine took on monsters and minions -- and won. The superhero film opened with $55 million in North America, pushing The Conjuring down to second place and Despicable Me 2 to third.

... The Smurfs 2 opens Wednesday; 2 Guns opens Friday.

TARA REID REJECTED FROM SHARKNADO SEQUEL _ TMZ reports Tara Reid's days of hunting airborne sharks are over, as producers are drawing up their cast wish list for the Sharknado sequel without her. The only actor they want back is Ian Zieri

According to a new study, people who drink two to four cups of coffee a day are HALF as likely to commit SUICIDE as people who don't drink coffee.  It's because coffee acts as a mild antidepressant, and triggers your brain to release chemicals that give you a feeling of well being

Here are some of the most common lies people tell themselves.  "He or she misses me as much as I miss them" . . . "I'm smarter and better than those guys, they're just lucky" . . . "Life is going to change if I just wait, I don't have to do anything to make it happen" . . . "I'm happy alone" . . . and "I'll start Monday." 

The national debt is now just over $16.7 TRILLION.   Which means we're ABOUT to hit the point where you could stack it up in FIVE dollar bills and reach the moon.  To hit the moon with fives, we only need to blow through another $177 billion. 

According to a new poll, men are more likely to approach a woman if she's dressed CONSERVATIVELY, not slutty.

A couple in California were born on the same day, married 75 years, and died one day apart.