NUMBER 5 - ROB FORD THE MUSICAL
Just when you thought you'd had enough of Toronto's zany mayor, there was an open casting call in Toronto this week for the lead part in "Rob Ford the Musical: The Birth of a Ford Nation." Those auditioning were asked to perform a one-minute comedic monologue and a song and no resemblance to Ford was required! Ford himself is taking a leave of absence as mayor to go to rehab. The musical is scheduled to open in Toronto on September 16th.
NUMBER 4 - SUBWAY AND KEURIG TEAM UP
Subway and Keurig are teaming up to give you coffee with your sandwich. The two companies struck a deal that will put Keurig single brew machines in each of the nearly 30,000 Subway restaurants in the U.S. and Canada. The companies say the one-cup at a time brew process Keurig offers makes it easier for sub shops to serve coffee at any time of the day. More than half of Subway restaurants already use a Keurig to make coffee for customers.
NUMBER 3 - JUDGE RULES ON CASEY KASEM CASE
A California judge has granted Casey Kasem's daughter the authority to withhold medication, food and fluids from her father. According to her lawyer, a doctor concluded the treatment was prolonging "the dying process," and adding to his suffering. The ailing radio icon has been at the center of a battle between his children from his first marriage and his current wife, Jean. An attorney for Kasem's wife called the judge's ruling "a death sentence."
NUMBER 2 - DRIVER IN TRACY MORGAN CRASH PLEADS "NOT GUILTY"
The truck driver allegedly behind the deadly car accident that killed one man and seriously injured several others, including comedian Tracy Morgan, is pleading not guilty. Kevin Roper says he swerved to avoid slowing traffic on the New Jersey Turnpike. Police say Roper's truck plowed into Morgan's limo, which then crashed into several other cars creating a six car pile-up. Morgan is still in critical condition after suffering a broken femur, a broken nose, and several broken ribs. The NTSB is now investigating.
NUMBER 1 - 20 YEARS SINCE SIMPSON, GOLDMAN MURDERS
Today marks 20 years since the double murder that grabbed international attention. O.J. Simpson's ex-wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and a friend, Ronald Goldman, were found stabbed to death in Los Angeles on June 12, 1994. The twists and turns that followed led to an infamous Bronco chase and what became known as "the trial of the century." Simpson eventually went to prison, but not for murder. The 66 year-old is serving a 33- year sentence for armed robbery.
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