Things You Need To Know – Wed 5/17/17:

May 17th is the 137th day of the year. There are 228 days remaining until the end of the year

There are 32 days remaining until Father’s Day

211 days until the next Star Wars movie (Dec 14 Star Wars: The Last Jedi)

Today is National Cherry Cobbler Day, National Employee Health and Fitness Day, National Pack Rat Day & National Walnut Day

JIMMY KIMMEL TO RETURN AS OSCARS HOST – Late night host Jimmy Kimmel will return to helm the 2018 Academy Awards.

The Little Mermaid is going to be ABC’s next big live musical event. It will air on October 3rd.

At a Lowe’s home improvement store in Virginia the employees are experimenting with wearing a sci-fi exosuit that allows them to lift extra heavy objects without a sweat.

Chanel just started selling a BOOMERANG . . . that costs $1,325.  They’re getting blasted on social media for it:  Some people think they’re profiting by appropriating Australian Aboriginal culture, and others just think it’s too expensive.

A company just created ROMPERS for men.  If you don’t know what a romper is, it’s a one-piece combo of a shirt and shorts.  They look cute on babies and are a risky fashion choice for women.  For men?  Well . . . it’s really not a great look. But a Kickstarter for the man rompers just went live . . . and they’re calling them RompHIMS.  And at $95 for a Romphim, they’ve already raked in over $100,000.

According to an annual survey, In-N-Out is NOT America’s favorite burger joint anymore.  Five Guys took the top spot this year.  The Cheesecake Factory is our favorite restaurant . . . Chick-fil-A is our favorite chicken joint . . . Starbucks is our favorite coffee shop . . . and Papa John’s is our favorite pizza place.

The world’s first Nutella cafe is opening in Chicago. The Michigan Avenue restaurant will feature Nutella-inspired salads, soups, paninis and desserts. Crepes, gelato and espresso will also be served

Jetstar is going to begin charging a $30 fee for children under 2 years old. Parents will be charged the fee for every leg of their flight. An extra $10 will be tacked on for international travel.

Dave Chappelle was recently at a New York City benefit when he apologized for telling Americans to give Donald Trump a chance. He is quoted as saying; “I was the first guy on TV to say ‘Give Trump a chance.’ Sorry.”

Amy Schumer and Ben Hanisch have broken up. A source tells the paper; “Amy and Ben have ended their relationship after thoughtful consideration and remain friends.”

Instagram has added more filters to their app that allow members to add graphics to their pictures just like Snapchat.

The teen retailer rue21 is filing for bankruptcy and closing 400 stores.

Bob Marley’s grandson Nico Marley has signed a contract with the Washington Redskins. He played linebacker at Tulane.

Donald Trump’s Washington DC hotel is charging $18 for avocado toast

 

TV TONIGHT: I AM HEATH LEDGER – This documentary biography, built around hours of footage filmed by Heath Ledger himself, includes friends, family and co-stars talking about The Dark Knight star. Ledger carried a camera, either still or video, nearly all the time. (9p CT, Spike)