THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW – Thurs 01/11/18

January 11th is the 11th day of the year. There are 354 days remaining until the end of the year

There are 34 days remaining until Valentine’s Day

There are 241 days remaining until Packers play their first Regular Season Game (Sept 9)

Today is Cigarettes are Hazardous to Your Health Day, Healthy Weight, Healthy Look Day, Learn Your Name in Morse Code Day, National Hot Toddy Day, National Human Trafficking Awareness Day, National Milk Day, National Step in a Puddle and Splash Your Friend Day National Arkansas Day and Secret Pal Day

Diet Coke has created the following new flavors: Diet Coke Ginger Lime, Diet Coke Feisty Cherry, Diet Coke Zesty Blood Orange and Diet Coke Twisted Mango. Diet Coke is launching a taller, narrower design for their cans and they hit stores later this month.

Dogfish Head Brewery is selling a new survival beer called ‘It’s The End of the Wort As We Know It.’ The $45 bottle comes with a thermal blanket and Swiss Army knife. The beer contains amino acids and essential vitamins

Someone was on vacation in Brazil recently, and filmed a crowd at the beach clapping and chanting so that a mother was able to find her lost child.  Apparently it’s a common thing in parts of South America whenever a child gets lost in public.  You just make a lot of noise around the kid so the parents can follow the sounds.  So obvious, you wonder why it’s not done everywhere else

Quebec’s Ice Hotel was evacuated on Tuesday after a fire broke out in one of the guest rooms. The flames caused minimal damage. The blaze started after a candle fell on a guest’s sleeping bag. Some guests suffered smoke inhalation.

According to a new survey, people in the U.K. think golf is the most boring sport to watch . . . followed by American football.

A couple in England lost their cat Winston 15 years ago, and now they just got him back.  He was turned in to a vet, and they found his owners through his microchip.



At least 17 people have been killed because of the California mudslides. Over 100 Santa Barbara homes have been damaged. People magazine claims Rob Lowe’s home was spared

O J Simpson tells TMZ that he did not father Khloe Kardashian

Jennifer Lopez is going to guest star on ”Will & Grace” as herself and her ”Shades of Blue” character Harlee Santos. No air dates or storylines as of yet

Michael J. Fox is joining the cast of “Designated Survivor”.He will play a Washington D.C. attorney, who becomes a member of the President’s cabinet. Fox will investigate leaked classified documents

Anthony Weiner and Huma Abedin have opted to settle their divorce out of court so they don’t embarrass their young son.



GILLIAN ANDERSON CONFIRMS SHE’S LEAVING THE X-FILES – The future of The X-Files is more uncertain than ever in the wake of Gillian Anderson’s announcement that she is officially leaving the series. Over the past few months, Anderson has made several comments suggesting she may not return for another season, but Wednesday she made the decision official.

TV TONIGHT: THE 23RD ANNUAL CRITICS’ CHOICE AWARDS – Olivia Munn hosts this awards show that honors the best in TV and movies, according to critics. Wonder Woman star Gal Gadot will be honored with the #SeeHer Award, which recognizes a woman who pushes boundaries on changing stereotypes and accurately portraying women across the entertainment landscape. (7p CT, CW)

New Movies Opening Tonight

The Commuter (Rated PG-13) … STARRING:Liam Neeson, Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson … an average businessman gets caught up in a criminal conspiracy during his commute home on a train. A stranger offers him $100,000 if he identifies a hidden passenger before the last stop

Paddington 2 (Rated PG) … STARRING: Hugh Grant … Paddington works several jobs so he can buy a gift for Aunt Lucy’s 100th birthday. Paddington and The Brown family investigate after the gift is stolen