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THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW- Thurs 2/27/14

Now we're hearing that the faltering marriage of Robin Thicke and his wife took a serious hit after that "Blurred Lines" performance with Miley Cyrus at the VMA's last year.

Disney will spend $200 million over three years filming four series (and one miniseries) based on Marvel's Defenders characters in New York for Netflix. The project will include nearly 60 one-hour episodes.

Samsung unveiled their newest phone, the Galaxy S5 this week and also hinted there will be a premium and standard version available.

With the passing of Harold Ramis this week, we're hearing that there will be some rewriting needed on the long-awaited Ghostbusters 3 movie. Still not a "for sure" thing, but his loss might prompt the rest to do the project.

TMZ is reporting that former Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez allegedly attacked another inmate while in jail.

How about that northern California couple, walking their dog on their property, who saw a can in the ground. They dug it up, along with the other 7 cans around the area -- all packed with gold coins. $10 million worth!

Oh-oh, Katy Perry's latest video, "Dark Horse" has upset some Muslims who claim it contains scenes that are blasphemy.

Dean McDermott is still in rehab.

Britney Spears is a Las Vegas star. All 16 of her shows have sold out, pulling in almost $11 million. Not a bad couple of months' work.

A security guard and driver for pop singer Justin Bieber have been arrested near Atlanta and charged with stealing a photographer's camera.

Wait a minute, it just dawned on me. Piers Morgan fired from CNN. Jay Leno retiring. "Hey, Jay, how'd you like to sit at a desk and talk with famous people?"

CeeLo says he's done with social media.

CamMe is the new selfie app getting the attention this week.

Oprah Winfrey is going to produce "Selma," a movie about Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Timothy Lambesis, the lead singer of the metal band As I Lay Dying, pleaded guilty Tuesday to trying to hire someone to kill his estranged wife.

There's a switch: Alec Baldwin is going to play a journalist in an upcoming episode of "Law and Order SVU."

In Florida a 58-year-old woman was arrested for using 911 to lure a police officer to her home where she then begged him to have sex with her. [When he slapped the handcuffs on her she said, "Well, that's a start!"]

 - NASA's Kepler space telescope has discovered more than 700 new exoplanets, nearly doubling the current number of confirmed alien worlds. The 715 newfound planets boost the total alien-world tally to between 1,500 and 1,800.

ORANGE JUICE MIGHT BE IN BIG TROUBLE IN THE U.S. - Has orange juice had its day in America? A story (at website Quartz) about sales figures over the years suggests as much. The big takeaway is that per-capita consumption is down 40% since the 1990s, with last year's sales the lowest in 15 years.

TV TONIGHT: COUNTDOWN TO THE OSCARS - This (7p CT, ABC) special looks at celebrities before they were famous. Plus Gary Sinise and Tom Hanks mark the 20th anniversary of Forrest Gump by honoring injured servicemen.

 A source close to Katy Perry and John Mayer claims he's broken off the relationship.

A recent study reveals that a dog that is wagging his tail on the left side of his body is happier and friendlier than one wagging on the right.

A new study found it's ALWAYS smarter to buy the largest pizza that a pizza place offers.  Based on the diameter of the pizzas, you'll almost always get way more pizza than you think with a larger version, making it much more cost-effective than getting two smaller pizzas.

There's a 38-year-old guy in Maryland who's been a vegetarian for the past 23 years.  But he HATES vegetables.   So the only thing he's eaten since he was 15 is . . . CHEESE PIZZA.  He eats about one large pizza a day, and he's NOT obese . . . he's a perfectly healthy weight. 

Georgia might make it ILLEGAL to drive slowly in the left lane on a highway.  The state House of Representatives just passed a bill that would make it a misdemeanor to stay in the left lane if a faster car comes up behind you.  The biggest problem would be enforcement . . . a cop would have to see it for the person to get busted.

There's a new app coming out next month called Audio Aware.  The makers claim it'll warn you if you're about to walk into traffic while staring at your phone.

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