Headlines For Thursday, August 23, 2018

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August 23, 2018

6 am Headlines

A guy in England wanted to win back his ex-fiancée last summer . . . so he wrote her a letter, pretending to be the ghost of her dead mother, telling her to get back together with him.

Kareem abdul jabbar has joined the cast of "iZombie" for its upcoming fifth and final season.  He's playing Zed, one of just two Seattle City Council members who didn't flee the city before the wall went up.  Zed is a zombie, but the other council member is a human.

Should kids' summer break be longer?  According to a new survey, the most popular answer with parents is yesS . . . 41% think summer break should be at least three months.  On the other side of things, 13% think we should abolish summer break completely.


7 am Headlines

Jennifer Garner went to Ben Affleck's house and convinced him to go to rehab . . . then drove him to a live-in facility.  She decided to check in on him after seeing a picture of a guy delivering booze to his house this week.

A new study found that women can make a surprisingly accurate prediction of how rich a guy is just by looking at his face for a few seconds.  The key things they look for are how attractive he is, how his skin looks, and what they see in his eyes.

CBS decided NOT to renew "The Big Bang Theory" beyond its upcoming 12th season, which means the series finale will air in May.  They say they will bring it to a, quote, "epic creative close."


9 am Headlines 

A new study found your self-esteem really starts going up in your late-teens, until you're about 30.  Then it levels off a little.  But most people don't hit peak self-esteem until they're about 60.

Gretchen Wilson was arrested on Tuesday after causing a "minor disturbance" on a flight to Connecticut.

This is the age when your self-esteem is highest.