NUMBER 5 - BUCKINGHAM PALACE HOSTS SOCCER GAME
Buckingham Palace is usually associated with tea parties, rather than tailgating, but the queen's home is about to host its first-ever soccer game today. Prince William arranged the game as part of the celebrations for the 150th anniversary of the English Football Association. The Duke of Cambridge is also the president of the F.A. Palace officials say the queen is not expected to attend.
NUMBER 4 - "GLEE" STAR ENGAGED
"Glee" star Naya Rivera is reportedly engaged to her rapper boyfriend Big Sean. The actress was seen sporting a diamond ring Thursday. Rivera and Big Sean have been linked since a movie premiere in April and the two even collaborated on a song together. She told Access Hollywood last month that she met Sean on Twitter. They went to dinner and the rest is history, she said.
NUMBER 3 - $100 BILL MAKEOVER
The $100 dollar bill is getting a fancy, high-tech makeover. The Federal Reserve Board says the new currency will begin circulating starting Tuesday. It includes many new security features, including a blue, 3D security ribbon that'll make it easier for people to authenticate and a watermark of Benjamin Franklin that appears when the bill is held up to a light.
NUMBER 2 - OLYMPIC FLAME FLICKERS OUT
Russian President Vladimir Putin lit the Olympic flame on the Red Square on Sunday, but he hit a speed bump when one of the torches went out. The Olympic flame was lit a week ago in Greece and flown to Moscow. A torch bearer ran through a long passageway leading into the Kremlin, apparently creating a wind tunnel, which put out the flame. A man standing along the route pulled out a lighter and re-lit it.
NUMBER 1 - GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN
President Obama is criticizing Republicans over the government shutdown, accusing them of holding the U.S. economy "hostage." Thousands of government workers have been furloughed and national parks, monuments and memorials are closed after congress failed to pass a budget bill by last Monday's midnight deadline. In his weekly address, the president called on House Republicans to pass a spending plan. "Take that vote. Stop this farce. End this shutdown now. The American people don't get to demand ransom in exchange for doing their job. Neither does Congress," the president said.