1. ELECTION 2016: DEMS DEBATE
Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton faced off in their final debate before the New Hampshire primary. Some analysts say Sanders scored points when the questions turned to Clinton’s cozy relationship with Wall Street. Here are six takeaways from the debate: CNN
@MikeDrucker: Both sides of this #DemDebate are speaking like roommates leaving notes on the fridge about not eating leftovers.
2. SUPER BOWL 50
The Denver Broncos and Carolina Panthers face off Sunday in Super Bowl 50 at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif. Kickoff is at 6:30 p.m. ET. The game airs on CBS and will stream live on CBSSports.com. Here’s everything you need to know: CBS SPORTS“The biggest gamble I’ll be taking on Super Bowl Sunday is eating chili at a party with only one bathroom.” – someecards
3. EL NIÑO
El Nino storms are easing the drought in California. Officials say if the storms continue, they might be able to lift some water conservation orders in the spring. ABC NEWS
4. “PHARMA BRO”
Martin Shkreli, the pharmaceutical exec who raised the price of a cancer/AIDS drug by 5,000% overnight, smirked and refused to answer questions at a congressional hearing on drug prices. He then took to Twitter to call lawmakers “imbeciles.” Here are his “ten most punchable faces”: SEE PICS
None of those “imbeciles” paid $2 million for a Wu-Tang Clan album. #JustSaying
New data about rising labor costs and falling production has many economists predicting that the U.S. is headed into another recession. CNBC
Dunkin’ Donuts sales unexpectedly fell in the last quarter, in part because of competition from McDonald’s’ all-day breakfast menu. FORTUNE
Can’t find a hole in that logic.
Quarterback Johnny Manziel allegedly struck his ex-girlfriend several times during an incident last Saturday at the Hotel ZaZa in downtown Dallas. She also claimed Manziel threatened to kill himself and her. MORE
Johnny Be Bad.
A retired LAPD detective says Sean (Diddy) Combs, aka Puff Daddy, paid a Crips member $1 million to kill Tupac Shakur and manager Suge Knight. The 1996 Vegas shooting remains unsolved. NY DAILY NEWS
“DIDDY DO IT?” — New York Daily News
9. TV TIME
Larry David, host of this week’s Saturday Night Live, told viewers in a promo not to worry about watching: “If you’ve got something else to do, honest to God, go ahead and do it. It’s not a big deal.” WATCH
Don’t worry, Larry, no one watches SNL on Saturday night. We catch it Sunday morning on Hulu as we nurse our hangovers.
10. WEEKEND MOVIE OPENINGS
HAIL, CAESAR! PG-13. Comedy. Written and directed by Joel and Ethan Coen. Stars Josh Brolin, George Clooney, Channing Tatum, Tilda Swinton. A Hollywood fixer in the 1950s works to keep the studio’s stars in line. REVIEW
What is it about Coen brothers movies that makes it take two years to realize how great they are?
PRIDE AND PREJUDICE AND ZOMBIES: PG-13. Comedy/Horror. Stars Lily James, Sam Riley, Jack Huston. Jane Austen’s classic tale of lovers from different social classes meets The Walking Dead. REVIEW
“It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife… so he can eat her face.”
11. OTHER SHTUFF
Playboy released its first issue without fully nude photos. The magazine is trying to appeal to a new generation by making the cover photo look like a Snapchat selfie. PLAYBOY
Ironic, because the whole point of Snapchat is fully nude selfies.
@robfee: Remember when Mr. Belding went to a student’s home, laid on the bed & vented about his marriage? Thats normal, right?
And that’s what you ‘Need 2 Know’ on Friday, February 5, 2016…