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Seth and Kat’s 4 Things You Need To Know-July 20th

1.

Legendary director Garry Marshall passed away yesterday in a hospital in Burbank, California from complications from pneumonia following a stroke. He was 81. He was known for creating iconic shows like Happy Days, Laverne and Shirley and Mork and Mindy. In addition to Pretty Woman, Marshall’s film credits also include Beaches, Runaway Bride, The Princess Diaries, Valentine’s Day, and Mother’s Day.

(Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

(Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

2.

Many fans’ hearts broke yesterday upon the news of Lady Gaga and Taylor Kinney’s engagement being called off after being together for 5 years, however, it seems like the famous pair aren’t absolutely, completely, done. Lady Gaga took to Instagram last night and said “Taylor and I have always believed we are soulmates. Just like all couples we have ups and downs, and we have been taking a break.” She went on to say “We are both ambitious artists, hoping to work through long-distance and complicated schedules to continue the simple love we have always shared. Please root us on.”

3.

Twitter says it is permanently suspending a number of users for abuse and harassment.  Twitter’s making the move after “Ghostbusters” actor Leslie Jones said on Monday that she was quitting the social media site because of harassment.  Jones shared several abusive tweets with her 250-thousand followers Monday and said she was leaving with tears and a sad heart.  Twitter said in a statement Tuesday that it is enforcing its abuse policies.

4.

Dictionary.com is adding new words to its database.  The site is adding about 300 words related to recent world events.  They include things like Zika, Daesh – an alternate name for ISIS – and lamestream.  Then there’s things like mom jeans, free-range parenting and al desko – the term used to describe eating lunch at your work desk.  Others being added are based on the LGBT rights movement and are used to described how one identifies oneself.

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