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THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW- Mon 3/17/14

Comedian David Brenner has died of cancer. He was 78.

Reports of his demise are untrue, Wayne Knight is alive. "Some of you will be glad to hear this, others strangely disappointed," the actor well-known for his role as Newman on "Seinfeld" tweeted Sunday.

Singer Chris Brown has been booted from court-ordered drug rehab and taken into custody by Los Angeles County Sheriff's deputies, a sheriff's spokesman told CNN.

CBS is going to broadcast the Thursday night NFL games this fall and that means one less night of prime time for shows. So, say goodbye to "The Mentalist."

We already know one thing about the iPhone 6 -- it'll cost $299.

Gene Simmons says he once had to talk Eddie Van Halen out of leaving his band and joining KISS.

Seven Simple Ways To Conquer Your Fears. http://tinyurl.com/ly3suqf

Arnold Schwarzenegger is posting videos online of him crushing things with a tank.

Former "Good Morning America" weatherman Sam Champion debuts the three-hour "AMHQ" on The Weather Channel today at 7am.

What's next after Blu-ray? It's called Archival Disc and each CD will be able to hold up to a terabyte of data.

Trace Adkins was out of rehab and back on stage at the Grand Ole Opry on Wednesday night.

Which U.S. President Are You? http://tinyurl.com/krb82uq

Two weeks after news broke about Mary-Kate Olsen's engagement to French banker Olivier Sarkozy, her younger sister Elizabeth Olsen is reportedly engaged to her boyfriend Boyd Holbrook.

So, last Wednesday night, "Survivor" beat "American Idol" for the first time (in the 18-49 demo) in a head-to-head matchup.

Starbucks is going to start accepting digital tips with its mobile payment app.

According to a new survey, the average guy spends 56 minutes every day looking at himself in the mirror . . . but the average woman only spends 43-and-a-half minutes looking at herself.  Men spend way more time looking in the bathroom mirror at night and in the morning, and more time looking at their reflection in their computer, phone, and iPad screens.

On Friday, a woman in California was trying to pass her driving test for the THIRD time.  But when the test started she got nervous, hit a guy on a motorcycle, plowed into the DMV, broke a gas line, and the place had to be EVACUATED until the line was capped.

A nine-year-old girl in England tried to give her dad CPR after he had an allergic reaction and collapsed.  But she wasn't strong enough to do chest compressions . . . so she started STOMPING ON HIM, and it saved his life.

THE NCAA TOURNAMENT - The NCAA men's basketball tournament bracket was revealed Sunday.

STEALING PICNIC TABLE- Someone's a little bit too excited for summer to start. A man returned to his Flint, Michigan, home last week and found his picnic table and bench gone.

For years, Hawaii was the happiest place in the country, but this time around, according to Gallup's Well-Being Index, 2013's happiest state was North Dakota. The research factors in various aspects of life, like work environments, health, and basic access to food, water and medical care. The closer to 100 a state's score is, the higher its residents' quality of life. North Dakota scored a 70.4, followed by South Dakota, Nebraska, Minnesota and Montana. The most sadface of states, weighing in with a score of 61.4, is West Virginia -- for the fifth year in a row.

TV TONIGHT: SEASON PREMIERE: DANCING WITH THE STARS - Dancing with the Stars (8p ET, ABC) is back for its 18th season.

 MOVIEGOERS HAVE NO NEED FOR SPEED - Need for Speed sputtered in its North American debut, coming in No. 3 with $17.8 million behind weekend winner Mr. Peabody & Sherman and 300: Rise of an Empire. But Speed did make $45.6 million overseas.

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