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THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW- Mon 6/23/14

The U.S. and Portugal played to a 2-2 tie yesterday in the World Cup. The U.S. advances with a win or tie against Germany on Thursday

The Brazilian police are investigating a group of wheelchair-bound soccer fans, who jumped up and down during a recent World Cup game between Brazil and Croatia. Cops believe these fans and others used wheelchairs to buy tickets and gain access to premium seating.

Starbucks will raise prices on coffee by 10 to 20 cents tomorrow. Food and iced-coffee frappuccino drink prices will not be raised. The price jump is due to arabica bean prices rising

Will Ferrell, Jennifer Garner, Peter Jackson, Daniel Radcliffe, Paul Rudd, Snoopy, Melissa McCarthy, Christoph Waltz, Seth MacFarlane, Julianna Margulies, Chris O’Donnell, Jim Parsons, Amy Poehler, Kelly Ripa and Sofia Vergara are getting stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame next year.

Katie Couric and John Molner married at her home on Saturday in the Hamptons.Only friends and family attended. It is the second marriage for both

Daniel Radcliffe tells Buzzfeed that he wants to play Robin in the next Batman movie

Life & Style Weekly claims Queen Elizabeth gave Prince William a $13.6 million helicopter for his 32nd birthday on Saturday

Celebdigs.com claims Brad and Angelina are turning their garden into a skatepark

Kenan Thompson and wife Christina Evangeline are the proud parents of a new baby girl named Georgia Marie Thompson

Engineers blew off the top of a mountain in Chile for the construction of what will be the observatory for the world's largest telescope. [It will be so powerful that scientists will be able to use it to read the fine print in a car lease agreement.]

PEANUT IS THE WORLD'S UGLIEST DOG - The World's Ugliest Dog Contest was held over the weekend as part of the Sonoma-Marin Fair in Petaluma, California. The contest pits the world's biggest canine eyesores against one another. This year's winner is Peanut, a former shelter dog from Greenville, North Carolina.

YOU WON'T BELIEVE HOW LITTLE AMERICANS READ - A recent study from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics has found that the average American spends only 19 minutes a day reading. Those 34 and under are reading less than ten minutes a day.

A guy in San Diego was on trial for graffiti.  And now he's facing more charges . . . because he tagged a bunch of stuff INSIDE THE COURTHOUSE while he was waiting for the hearing to start.

TOURIST IN FLIP-FLOPS RESCUED FROM MOUNTAINS - A tourist had to be rescued after attempting to climb one of Scotland's highest mountains. He says he wanted to see snow. He probably should have chosen more appropriate footwear as he was wearing flip-flops.

Last month, police in France found a 12-year-old hiding in some bushes.  He told them he was hiding from a KIDNAPPER, and gave a detailed description of the guy.  So they were searching for him until last week, when the kid finally admitted he made the whole thing up . . . to avoid going to the DENTIST.

Back in March, two inmates in Florida were SHOT in their cell.  And they claimed another inmate did it.  But it turns out they shot THEMSELVES with a gun they somehow smuggled in through the mail.  Police say their plan was to sue the prison for negligence and get their sentences reduced.

A guy in England was kicked out of a classical music concert . . . for trying to CROWD SURF during the "Hallelujah"chorus.

A 39-year-old man was recently drinking at a Leeper, Pennsylvania restaurant when a prankster broke into his unlocked car and stole his gear shifter and all of his control knobs. The man was unable to drive home. Cops are looking for the prankster.

THINK LIKE A MAN TOO WINS WEEKEND BOX OFFICE - Think Like a Man Too, the sequel to the 2012 comedy based on Steve Harvey's best-selling advice book, was tops at the weekend box office. The film earned $30 million in its opening weekend. It opened several million dollars shy of its predecessor, Think Like a Man, which pulled $33.6 million in its opening weekend.

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