IT’S A DEAL: The United States, Russia, Ukraine and the European Union reached an agreement that outlines steps to de-escalate the crisis. Secretary of State John Kerry says its an important first step to avert “a complete and total implosion” in eastern Ukraine. NY TIMES
POSSIBLE ANTI-SEMITISM: Jews leaving a synagogue in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk were given leaflets ordering them to “register” and provide a list of their property and pay a registration fee “or else have their citizenship revoked, face deportation and see their assets confiscated.” But officials are saying the leaflets are not legitimate. WASHINGTON POST
Chelsea Clinton, 34, announced that she and her husband, Marc Mezvinsk, are having a baby. “I just hope that I will be as good a mom to my child and hopefully children as my mom was to me,” Clinton said. NY DAILY NEWS
It’s going to be awkward when Bill Clinton starts handing out cigars.
3. FAST FOOD NATION
Chipotle says it will increase menu prices for the first time in nearly three years, fueled by all-time high costs for steak as well increasingly expensive avocados and cheese. HUFF PO
As long as they don’t raise the price on the Coronas.
Amazon Prime’s price increase has gone into effect: New members must now pay $99, up from $79. Is the program still cost-effective? SEE HERE
@MrDavidAngelo: Is there some place I can find a list of the 3-4 movies on Amazon Prime that aren’t complete $hit?
Facebook has rolled out a new opt-in feature called Nearby Friends. It lets friends see approximately how far away you are from them, and you can share your exact, on-going location with them. The new feature is likely to stir privacy concerns. TECHCRUNCH
Terrific. We’re only actually friends with one percent of our Facebook friends, so this means a bunch of strangers can find us now.
Duke basketball start Jabari Parker is moving on to the NBA after one season at Duke. In his announcement he wrote: ”Which environment…offers me the best opportunity to grow as a basketball player [and] to grow and develop off the court? The answer to both questions is undeniably the NBA.” SPORTS ILLUSTRATED
NBA forward Lamar Odom signed with the Knicks Wednesday for “the remainder of the season.” The move is seen as an opportunity to have Odom play in New York next season. SPORTING NEWS
A Mrs. Doubtfire sequel is in the works with Robin Williams reprising his role as a divorced father who disguises himself as a Scottish nanny to spend more time with his children. HOLLYWOOD REPORTER
We don’t get it. The kids are in their thirties by now- – why do they need a nanny?
8. TV TIME
The trailer for the long-awaited Season 2 of Netflix’s Orange is the New Black has been released. The season premieres in its entirety on June 6th. WATCH TRAILER
But only the trailer is being released, not the characters.
9. WEEKEND BOX OFFICE
Transcendence Dr. Will Caster (Johnny Depp) is the foremost researcher in the field of Artificial Intelligence. His highly controversial experiments have made him famous, but they have also made him the prime target of extremists who will do whatever it takes to stop him. REVIEW
Is this Johnny Depp’s first role in the last decade where he hasn’t had to wear eyeliner?
A Haunted House 2 Starring Marlon Wayans. Having exorcised the demons of his ex, Malcolm is starting fresh with his new girlfriend and her two children. After moving into their dream home, however, Malcolm is once again plagued by bizarre paranormal events. REVIEW
Safe to say the Wayan sbrothers have cornered the market on this genre.
…Rosie O’Donnell in a before-and-after ‘selfie’ showing off her dramatic weight loss. She wrote: ”Almost 50 lbs off-I can see it now.” SEE PIC
11. OTHER SHTUFF
Nike unveiled the new Air Jordan XX9 yesterday. Thunder guard Russell Westbrook will wear the shoe in the playoffs. The XX9 will go on sale in September priced at $225. SEE PICS
Even Michael Jordan’s SHOES come out of retirement…
@bazecraze: Los Angeles is the guy who buys a 500 dollar watch when he owes you 400 dollars.
And that’s what you ‘Need 2 Know’ on Friday, April 18th, 2014…