Houston Flooding, Florida Watersprout & B.B. King Poisoned

1. EXTREME WEATHER

FLOODING AND TORNADOES: Texas is dealing with massive and unprecedented flooding. In addition, more than ten people are missing along the Texas and Mexico border after tornadoes tore through the area. SEE PICS

WATERSPOUT: A watersprout in Florida sent an inflatable play house flying. Three kids were injured. SEE VIDEO

2. AIRPLANE BOMB THREATS  

Someone called in anonymous telephone threats against at least six commercial flights at airports in New York, New Jersey and Massachusetts on Memorial Day. A fighter jet even escorted an Air France flight. Security crews searched the planes, but none of the threats appeared to be credible. ABC NEWS
3. ICYMI: HISTORIC VOTE 

Voters in Ireland overwhelming chose to change the constitution and legalize same-sex marriage, making it the first country in the world to do so through a popular vote. CNN

@jk_rowling: proud to see us being so open and accepting, at long last! I hope Dumbledore and all witches and wizards feel welcome here

 

4. BUSINESS

Charter Communications confirms it’s buying Time Warner Cable for $55 billion. It comes just weeks after Comcast abandoned its plan to buy Time Warner because of opposition from government regulators. NY TIMES 

 

5. OBIT: JOHN NASH 

Nobel Prize winner John Nash Jr., who inspired the 2001 film A Beautiful Mind, was killed in a taxi crash along with his wife on the New Jersey Turnpike. Here’s a look at what John Nash taught us: READ IT

 

6. OBIT: ANNE MEARA  

Anne Meara, half of the famed husband‐and‐wife comedy team Stiller & Meara and mother of  actor-director Ben Stiller, has died. She was 85. HOLLYWOOD REPORTER

Check out Stiller & Meara’s famous bit about computer dating. She was tall and Irish; he’s short and Jewish. The humor still holds: WATCH

 

7. SAY WHAAAAT 

B.B. King’s daughters say his business manager and personal assistant murdered King by poisoning him. King died this month at 89 years old. Police are not waiting for autopsy results. VARIETY

 

8. ENTERTAINMENT  

TLC is considering canceling “19 Kids and Counting” after reports that 27-year-old Josh Duggar molested girls as a teenager– including his own sisters. The network has pulled repeats of the show off the air. CNN

 

9. TV TIME

Sharon Osbourne is taking a monthlong hiatus from CBS’s The Talk after she “collapsed from mental and physical fatigue” at her Los Angeles home on Friday. VARIETY

 

10. SPOTTED…

…then-and-now photos of cast members of the original Jurassic Park trilogy. Jurassic World opens June 12. SEE PICS

The Velociraptors have aged terribly.

 

11. OTHER SHTUFF   

This weekend was a bust at the box office, with the worst Memorial Day sales since 2001. Disney’s Tomorrowland starring George Clooney didn’t bring in nearly as much money as expected. LA TIMES

Disney should have had Amal make a cameo. 

 

 

RETWEET

@anjeanettec: ”We want people to wake up, but also want to kill themselves.” – Alarm Clock Sound Engineers

 

And that’s what you ‘Need 2 Know’ on Tuesday, May 26, 2015…

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