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THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW- Tues 6/24/14

Sunday's U.S.-Portugal World Cup match was the most watched soccer game ever broadcast on American television . . . just under 25 million viewers.

An Amherst, Massachusetts woman called the police on Sunday after one of her neighbors called her and said her World Cup viewing was interfering with his ability to watch NASCAR and listen to Lynyrd Skynyrd.

AAA says gas prices have increased for 9 straight days because of the conflict in Iraq

Grub Street claims Gordon Ramsay is ending Kitchen Knightmares

Elvis' famous blue and green sweatsuit is up for sale. The armpit-stained suit is expected to fetch $200,000

KFC's in the Philippines are selling fried chicken coated with cheese chips

Roberto's Pizza Passion, in St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada, serves a beer-infused pizza. The pizzeria uses beer instead of water in the dough. The beer pie is not a regular menu item. Most customers say they can't taste the beer.

5.1 million viewers watched ABC's Rising Star

The Sun claims Tom Cruise could make a cameo in the next Star Wars movie. A source tells the paper that he recently had dinner with director JJ Abrams. ''Tom has been in London for over a week and met up with J.J. and some other people from 'Star Wars' at the weekend. On Saturday evening five of them met up for dinner and drinks at the Belgravia Hotel. J.J. loves working with Tom whenever he gets the chance. Losing Harrison is going to set things back a little scheduling wise and there's some time to play around with.''

The American Pyrotechnics Association says as much as $675 million could be spent on July 4th fireworks this year

Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard are expecting their second child

Simon Cowell and Lauren Silverman have purchased a three-bedroom NYC apartment for $10.8 million

Keith Urban, Jennifer Lopez, Harry Connick, Jr. and Ryan Seacrest are all returning to American Idol next year

Barbara Walters will be a guest on The View this Friday to discuss her interview with filmmaker Peter Rodger, whose son Elliot Rodger is suspected of killing six people near the University of California, Santa Barbara last month

According to a recent study, men start spending more time with their wives once they're in their 70s.  And it's partly because they become more in touch with their feminine side.  But the other reason is pretty simple:  That's when their guy friends start DYING.

A 52-year-old guy from Pennsylvania got pulled over on Saturday and fought with the cops, so they tazed him.  But somehow it didn't affect him . . . he pulled the Taser barbs out of his chest, and took off in his car.  When he blew a tire, he charged at the cops who were following him, and stole THEIR car.  He was finally arrested later when he tried to rob a gas station.

The Tallmadge, Ohio police recently cited an 82-year-old man for flying a kite while naked. People called 911 after seeing the man at the Summit County Fairgrounds. He denied being naked, but then had to search through a pair of pants on his passenger seat for his ID. The man was cited for disorderly conduct.

A 45-year-old woman in Florida was arrested on Friday for a hit-and-run.  The cops found a bag of weed in her car and left it in the front of the squad car while she was cuffed in the back alone.  She managed to get out of the cuffs . . . then ATE all the weed.  Unfortunately for her, the cops figured out what she'd done, and now she's facing a felony charge for destroying evidence.

A guy in Florida turned 40 last Tuesday . . . and his boss FIRED him that day for always showing up high.  So he responded by heading to his boss's house and setting his truck and house on FIRE.  The house survived . . . thanks to its asbestos siding.  The guy was arrested for arson.

Here's how much bars are making off you.  If you're drinking beer, premium bottles have the smallest mark-up, 300% compared to 456% for a draft beer.  Mixed drinks with expensive liquor are also marked up about 300%, compared to drinks with well liquor at 456%.  Shots are marked up 400%, regardless of the brand.  And wine by the glass has a 350% mark-up. 

 

A bullfighter in Spain was gored when he overconfidently turned his back on a powerful and angry bull. [Sounds like a night at Hope Solo's house.]

 DRUNK DRIVER FALLS OUT OF OWN VEHICLE - A North Dakota (Minot) man was charged with DUI after falling out of a vehicle he was driving and subsequently running over himself with it.

FILMING WRAPS ON HUNGER GAMES: MOCKINGJAY -- PART 2 - Filming has wrapped on The Hunger Games: Mockingjay-Part 2, the final chapter in the movie adaption of Suzanne Collins' dystopian young-adult novel trilogy. The final "cut!" marks the end of an era for franchise stars Jennifer Lawrence, Liam Hemsworth and Josh Hutcherson.
... Though film No. 4 is in the can, Fans still have to wait until November 21 to see Mockingjay -- Part 1.

 

NEW ON DVD - Released June 24

300: Rise of an Empire

Winter's Tale

Enemy

A Hard Day's Night (Criterion Collection)

Duck Dynasty: Season 5

Mama's Family: Season 4

NYPD Blue: Season 6

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