THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW- Fri 9/27/13

Rumors that Daniel Radcliffe or Sacha Baron Cohen were going to be the lead character in the upcoming Freddy Mercury biopic were just that.

Reverend Billy Graham has written a letter to the leaders of Iran, asking them to release a pastor that's been imprisoned there for over a year.

Robert Pattinson has apparently moved on and has been seen a lot lately in the company of a woman who works for his trainer.

Another couple that has emerged: Derek Hough and "Vampire Diaries" beauty, Nina Dobrev.

Twitter has struck a deal with the National Football League to provide game highlights and other specialized video packages to its users as part of its Amplify program.

Miley Cyrus has released a Director's Cut of her "Wrecking Ball" video. Yeah, that's what was missing in my life.

Former San Diego Chargers safety Paul Oliver has been found dead at the age of 29, an apparent suicide.

Quite a win for the Oracle Team in the 34th America's Cup Wednesday. The U.S. sailors beat New Zealand and won the cup, even though a week ago, they trailed by a score of 8-1. The first ones to 9 wins, and the U.S. team made the biggest comeback in the history of the competition.

Did you realize that Google is celebrating their 15th anniversary this year?

By the way -- Facebook shares are now up to $49.

With "Breaking Bad" about to wrap up, Bryan Cranston has more free time. Among the first things he'll do is guest star on an upcoming episode of "How I Met Your Mother."

Say what you want about the Emmy Awards (and you probably will) but Sunday night's show had the highest ratings in 8 years. 17-milion people tuned in.

Marvin Gaye III is suffering from kidney failure and is seeking a donated organ for transplant.

Kurt Russell will join the cast of the next "Fast and Furious" movie.

For the record, according to a new survey, 15% of Americans say they have no use for the Internet or e-mail.

$2,000 FOR A BOTTLE OF BEER _ Who in their right mind would pay $2,000 for a single, 12.7 oz. bottle of beer? Quite a lot of people, it turns out, judging by the frenzy unleashed Wednesday over the release of "Dave," an English Barley wine from Hair of the Dog Brewing in Portland, Oregon that sold out less than five hours after it went on sale. Admittedly, it was just a tiny batch of 12 bottles, but still.

FAKE TIGER USED BY TEEN FOR PRANK _ A teen from Poland scared drivers by using a large, cuddly toy to make them believe they had seen a tiger. The 17-year-old would hide behind bushes and made the fluffy beast move by tugging wires rigged up to its body. He was busted when after three days of calls from drivers, police went to investigate.

A new survey has found the THIRD year of marriage is the happiest . . . and the FIFTH year is the hardest.  It also found that the SEVENTH year is the tipping point . . . if you make it to seven years and you're still happy, you're probably going to make it for the long haul.

We're in the middle of pumpkin season . . . but is that the BEST season for foods?  Here are people's five favorite seasonal foods:  Reese's Peanut Butter Easter Eggs . . . eggnog . . . pumpkin pie . . . McDonald's Shamrock shakes . . . and the Starbucks pumpkin spice latte.

"Playboy's" list of the top party schools is out, and West Virginia University took the top spot this year, followed by the University of Wisconsin, the University of Colorado, the University of Southern California, and Florida State. 

IN THEATERS _ Baggage Claim (PG-13); Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs (PG); Don Jon (R); Rush (R).