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THANK A TEACHER _ Today is National Teachers Day
BIG SHOT BIRTHDAYS _ Grammy award-winning singer Thelma Houston is 67; Rock Hall of Famer Bill Kreutzmann (Grateful Dead) is 67; Breckin Meyer (Ghosts of Girlfriends Past, Heroes) is 39
NEW ON DVD _ Released May 7
Fringe: The Complete Fifth Season
30 Rock: Season Seven
Flashpoint: The Fifth Season
Private Practice Season 6
Rookie Blue: The Complete Third Season
Royal Pains: Season Four
NEWS ATTACK! _ A new report says that nearly one out of every two American consumers visits McDonald's in a month. [That may be a little misleading. Some of those are the same people coming back because they forgot the ketchup.]
DON'T SHOP WHEN YOU'RE HUNGRY _ A new study offers evidence to support what many people have learned for themselves: never go grocery shopping when you're hungry. Researchers found that people who hadn't eaten all afternoon chose more high-calorie foods in a supermarket than those who were given a snack just before food shopping.
THE NO. 1 REASON WE GO SEE A MOVIE _ What is the No. 1 reason we go see a certain movie? The trailer. Yep, the juicy previews that sometimes reveal the only parts of the movie worth watching. Either way, we love trailers. Nearly 50% of us say that's why we see a movie, while 46% go off a friend's recommendation.
TOM CRUISE RETURNING FOR MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE 5 _ Mission: Impossible 5 is a go. Tom Cruise has just signed to return for the fifth film in the blockbuster franchise, confirming rumblings that began after 2011"s Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol was a massive hit.