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THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW- Fri 8/15/14

August 15th is the 227th day of the year. There are 138 days remaining until the end of the year

There are 132 days remaining until Christmas- 19 weekends left

Today is Men's Grooming Day, Hug Your Boss Day, National Lemon Meringue Pie Day, Best Friend's Day and National Relaxation Day

Paul Kinney, who was racing on the same track when Tony Stewart hit and killed Kevin Ward Jr., tells NBC that he saw Ward. “I seen Kevin clear as day. Nobody else ran into him, either. It’s not a good idea to get out of your car and run towards other cars. Nobody can speak for Tony. Only Tony knows exactly what happened.” Tony will not race Sunday in Michigan.

Keurig is going to raise their coffee prices by 9% in November

Simon Cowell is in talks to make a Betty Boop movie

The Godzilla sequel will be released in the Summer of 2018

3.8 million viewers watched the season finale of Duck Dynasty

The Consumerist claims Perdue’s Applegate Naturals brand is recalling 15,000 pounds of frozen chicken nuggets because they may contain plastic. The boxes in question have the number P2617 inside their USDA inspection mark

According to a new study, eating a lot of salt might actually be GOOD for you.  Doctors usually say to limit it to 2,300 milligrams a day, but the average American gets 3,400 milligrams.  And the study found that people who consume between 3,000 and 6,000 milligrams of sodium actually have fewer heart-related issues.

A new study out of Belgium found that wearing antiperspirants can actually make your armpits smell WORSE. Researchers found they can help some bad-smelling bacteria breed under your arm, which can make your armpits smell awful in the long run.  

A 30-year-old crack dealer in Florida was in a police chase a few weeks ago . . . and the cops saw him throwing handfuls of cocaine out the window.  When he finally pulled over and the cops asked him about it, he said it must've been RAINING COCAINE.  He was arrested.

Lucky Crowder is stuck in an Albuquerque jail because he has no one to pay his $5 bond fee. He got busted stealing cookies. It's costing jailers $80 a day to house Lucky. A Bail bond agent says that the jail doesn't allow a bondsman to post cash.

A 65-year-old in Australia was sentenced to three-and-a-half years in jail yesterday, because back in 2012, he altered a $20 check so it said $20 MILLION . . . and it actually CLEARED.  Then someone at the bank realized what was going on a few hours later. 

New Movies Opening Today

The Expendables 3 (Rated PG-13) ... Starring: Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Jet Li, Dolph Lundgren, Randy Couture, Terry Crews, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Wesley Snipes, Antonio Banderas, Mel Gibson, Harrison Ford, Kellan Lutz, Ronda Rousey, Victor Ortiz, Glen Powell, Kelsey Grammer. In "The Expendables 3," Barney (Stallone), Christmas (Statham) and the rest of the team comes face-to-face with Conrad Stonebanks (Gibson), who years ago co-founded The Expendables with Barney. Stonebanks subsequently became a ruthless arms trader and someone who Barney was forced to kill… or so he thought. Stonebanks, who eluded death once before, now is making it his mission to end The Expendables -- but Barney has other plans. Barney decides that he has to fight old blood with new blood, and brings in a new era of Expendables team members, recruiting individuals who are younger, faster and more tech-savvy. The latest mission becomes a clash of classic old-school style versus high-tech expertise in the Expendables’ most personal battle yet.

The Giver (Rated PG-13) .. Starring: Jeff Bridges, Meryl Streep, Brenton Thwaites, Alexander Skarsgård, Katie Holmes, Odeya Rush, Taylor Swift. The haunting story of "The Giver" centers on Jonas (Brenton Thwaites), a young man who lives in a seemingly ideal, if colorless, world of conformity and contentment. Yet as he begins to spend time with The Giver (Jeff Bridges), who is the sole keeper of all the community's memories, Jonas quickly begins to discover the dark and deadly truths of his community's secret past. With this newfound power of knowledge, he realizes that the stakes are higher than imagined - a matter of life and death for himself and those he loves most. At extreme odds, Jonas knows that he must escape their world to protect them all - a challenge that no one has ever succeeded at before. "The Giver" is based on Lois Lowry's beloved young adult novel of the same name, which was the winner the 1994 Newbery Medal and has sold over 10 million copies worldwide.

Let's Be Cops (Rated R) ... Starring: Damon Wayans Jr., Rob Riggle, Nina Dobrev. It's the ultimate buddy cop movie except for one thing: they're not cops. When two struggling pals dress as police officers for a costume party, they become neighborhood sensations. But when these newly-minted “heroes” get tangled in a real life web of mobsters and dirty detectives, they must put their fake badges on the line.

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