Here's the round-up of things you need to know!
1). ADELE IS PREGNANT! SO EXCITING.
2). Katie Holmes has filed for divorce from Tom Cruise after 5 years. She's citing irreconcilable differences AND wants sole custody of Suri.
3). Seattle's ban on plastic grocery bags goes into effect on Sunday so don't forget your reusables when you head out to do your shopping this weekend!
4). The Great Wheel opens for rides at 5pm today! There's a ribbon cutting ceremony at 2:30 on Pier 57 (if you can get down there in time).
5). Women are good investers! A study of 100,000 portfolios showed that women's investment returns outperform men's, 18 percent to 11 percent. This could be because women are typically more cautious with their investment decisions and think longer term.
6). Magic Mike, Ted and People Like Us are the 3 big movies opening at the box office this weekend. I predict Magic Mike will take the top spot.
7). The first of 4 rate hike sthrough 2015 goes into effect on 520 this weekend. You'll have to pay 2 and 1/2 percent more to cross the bridge. The 520 toll hike will amount to pennies more per trip. For example, that weekday rush-hour commute between Seattle and Bellevue, where the fare is currently $3.50 using the Good-to-Go pass, will go up to $3.59.
8). Ann Curry is OUT and Savannah Guthrie is IN...but on a lighter note, Maroon 5 performed on TODAY this morning!
9). The world is about to get a well-earned long weekend — but don't make big plans, because it will only last an extra second. A 'leap second' will be added to the world's atomic clocks as they undergo an adjustment to keep them in step with the slowing rotation of the earth.
10). Monday I will have MORE Florence and the Machine tickets AND Kirkland Uncorked tickets for you!
Enjoy your weekend!