THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW- Fri 8/2/13

People magazine says Jennifer Lopez is "very close to signing a deal with Fox to return to American Idol next season." Keith Urban was confirmed to returning for a second season.

Sad to report, but not surprised, that Khloe Kardashian and Lamar Odom have been spotted talking with a divorce lawyer.

Jennifer Aniston says she is not a nudist. "No, we don't walk around nude," Aniston said, talking to pal Chelsea Handler on "Chelsea Lately" Wednesday night. "This is absolute B.S. What are we like, collecting eggs naked and walking around the lawns naked?"

You wouldn't expect Simon Cowell to become a dad normally. Nope, he's got a child on the way... with the wife of a friend who is going through a divorce.

Randy Travis has left the hospital. Things are looking up.

The National Enquirer has dug up a cassette tape of Monica Lewinsky setting up one of her rendezvous with former President Clinton.

Teri Hatcher says she's got her fingers crossed that, some day, they'll do a "Desperate Housewives" movie.

Director James Cameron is working on three sequels to his 2009 hit "Avatar," which featured Sam Worthington and Zoe Saldana.

Matt Damon said he spent four hours a day in the gym, buffing up for his role in the upcoming movie, "Elysium."

The Internet was buzzing about "Full House" star Jodie Sweetin checking into rehab earlier this week. Not true. Sorting out her life while going through a third divorce, but NOT in rehab.

American Idol winner Kris Allen has welcomed a baby son into the world. Both mom and son are doing fine.

Lea Michele was spotted wandering around Hollywood with a female friend behind sunglasses and wearing a necklace that said, "Cory."

Megan Welter is now a 28-year-old member of the Arizona Cardinals cheerleader squad -- a much easier gig than her last job as a U.S. Army platoon leader in Iraq.

The U.K. has officially banned driving while wearing Google Glasses. At what point should common sense sort of dictate that?

Rashida Jones and Rob Lowe are both checking out of "Parks and Recreation."

BEER!  Today (Friday) is International Beer Day.

NEW DORITOS LOCOS TACO FLAVOR COMING ON AUGUST 22 _ Taco Bell made an announcement Thursday that the next flavor of the Doritos Locos taco is coming in only three weeks. What is that flavor? They won't say. But a source claims it will be Flame.

COURT SAYS TIPSY GARBAGE MEN LOOK HAPPIER _ A Portuguese court has ordered a waste removal company to rehire an employee it fired for being drunk on his rounds and said tipsy trash men appear happier to members of the public.

ANOTHER MALE CELEB TWEETS A SHIRTLESS PHOTO _ Another week, another tweet of a shirtless celebrity. Last week it was Geraldo Rivera, this week it's Donnie Wahlberg -- who tweeted a pic of him about to get into the shower. It's black and white and abs all over.

While its August-issue cover featuring Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev sparked a rash of criticism and media attention, it also created a major boost to sales. Rolling Stone's average per-issue sales in July increased 102 percent, effectively double the sales from last July

According to a new survey, one in 12 people admit they've secretly taken a photo of an attractive stranger.  And we're worried about the GOVERNMENT spying?  The survey also found more than 90% of people delete photos of their ex from their phone after a breakup.

According to a new study, facelifts really aren't worth it.  A new study found people who got facelifts only looked an average of THREE YEARS younger . . . and weren't rated any more attractive than before they got their facelifts. 

A member of the Russian parliament just proposed a bill that would give women two paid days off a month . . . for when it’s “their time of the month!”.  He says women are dealing with too much psychological and physical pain to be totally effective at work.  Naturally, women's groups believe it's incredibly SEXIST . . . even if it WOULD mean 24 extra vacation days every year.

Do you need to reset your sleeping schedule?  Take a weeklong camping trip.  A new study says it rests your internal clock.

NUMBER FOR THE DAY _ 7 billion: Number of bacteria on an average kitchen sponge.

NEW IN THEATERS THIS WEEKEND _ Smurfs 2 (PG) and 2 Guns (R)

NEW ON DVD THIS WEEKEND _ Released July 30

G.I. Joe: Retaliation

The Fog (Collector's Edition, 1980)

Black Rock

Touched By an Angel: The Eighth Season

Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season Four