THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW- Fri 2/28/14

Jim Lange, the first host of the game show "The Dating Game," has died at his home in Mill Valley, CA. He was 81.

Jay Leno made a surprise late-night visit... to the Arsenio Hall show Wednesday night.

Kate Hudson and fiance Matthew Bellamy have apparently hit a rough patch. She was seen on a girls night out, minus her engagement ring.

There's also at least one report that Katy Perry and John Mayer have called it quits.

TMZ says Robin Thicke was shockingly candid as he arrived in Washington D.C. Thursday afternoon, making it clear he's not throwing in the towel on his marriage, telling its photographer, "I'm just trying to get her back."

Leah Remini says she left the Church of Scientology last year because of her 9-year-old daughter.

Adam Driver will play the main villain in "Star Wars: Episode VII," according to Variety.com.

Lisa Kudrow lost a $1.6 million lawsuit by her former manager, for money he said that she owed him from Lisa's days on "Friends."

Rashida Jones is getting her own series on TBS. Playing her parents on the pilot episode -- her real parents, Peggy Lipton and Quincy Jones.

Allison Williams plays a single girl on "Girls" but in real life she just got engaged to her boyfriend of 3 years. That would be the daughter of NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams.

NASA has now confirmed another 715 that exist outside of our solar system.

Hall of Famer Ozzie Smith says he wants the government to make the Opening Day of baseball season a national holiday.

LIQUID BABY NAMES ARE GETTING HOT - Liquid baby names are a hot thing right now. No, this doesn't mean Rain, Ocean, and Agua. It means names are becoming increasingly soft-sounding, ditching hard consonants for a whole lot of vowels. Examples: Liam, Ethan, Ava and Amelia.

MAN CALLED SHERIFF'S DISPATCHERS NEARLY 3,000 TIMES - Florida deputies say Keith Lukas called sheriff's dispatchers too many times over the course of a year-and-a-half, each time harassing and belittling them. This week Lukas he was convicted of making "repeated harassing phone calls." Over 19 months Lukas called sheriff's dispatchers nearly 3,000 times, using vulgar language and belittling the dispatchers.

Want a Happy Girlfriend? There's an App For That!
Want to keep your girlfriend happy with all the lovey-dovey text messages she wants -- and yet never have to actually send one? There's an app for that. The new "BroApp" allows users to send a series of automated text messages. Users simply type in their girlfriend's name and number when they first download the app, and after that it's up to them to write the messages. The app even detects when the user is at his girlfriend's house by identifying her WiFi network, and doesn't send any messages then which would blow his cover.

 ROBBER JAILED FOR HOLD-UP USING CUCUMBER -A robber left empty-handed after holding up employees at a Glasgow, Scotland, bookmaker. Gary Rough used a cucumber hidden in a sock as a weapon when he demanded cash. A female worker refused to hand over money before an off-duty detective stepped in and pinned Rough to the ground.

A 46-year-old in Key West got caught with cocaine . . . and told cops that he thought it was LEGAL in Florida.

ANCHORMAN 3 WON'T HAPPEN  - With the super-sized, R-rated version of Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues hitting theaters this weekend, writer and director Adam McKay was asked about the possibility of Ron Burgundy returning yet again. McKay says, "It was great to do [Anchorman 2] and it was so fun to work with those guys again, but I think that's it for Ron Burgundy. There's nothing more fun to me than new characters and a new world. And now we're releasing this alt version, we're totally satisfied. No Anchorman 3."

IN THEATERS THIS WEEKEND - Non-Stop (PG-13); Son of God (PG-13); Anchorman 2 (R version, limited release); The Wind Rises (PG-13, limited release); Stalingrad (R, limited release)