5 Things to Know for Your New Day – Monday,  February 3
Philip Seymour Hoffman was found dead in his Manhattan apartment yesterday.
February 3rd, 2014
04:05 AM ET

5 Things to Know for Your New Day – Monday, February 3

Facebook is turning 10, Woody Allen responds to his adopted daughter's sexual assault allegations, and actor Philip Seymour Hoffman's autopsy is planned for today.

Welcome to the Monday edition of “5 Things to Know for Your New Day."

1. SUPER BOWL

Oh, the pressure: Let's cut to the chase.  The Seattle Seahawks crushed the Denver Broncos. They unleashed years of frustration on decorated quarterback Peyton Manning.  And the margin of victory was not even close - 43-8.  It was so painful to watch as Broncos fans streamed out of the stadium way before the carnage was over.  In short, it was Seattle's night. But it's more than just a game.  It's about the hype, the trash talk, the ads. It's about the energy, the social media reaction, the halftime shows. And when Bruno Mars waltzed in, decked out in his gold jacket to croon  “Locked Out of Heaven" and other favorites at halftime, he charmed just about everyone.  For a brief moment, fans and foes alike forgot about the tension.

Nischelle Turner and Andy Scholes will break it down for us all morning.

2. PHILIP SEYMOUR HOFFMAN

Actor remembered:  Another talented Hollywood star, gone. Celebrities and fans alike paid tribute to Philip Seymour Hoffman as news of his death spread.  The Oscar-winning actor was found in his Manhattan apartment yesterday, dead of an apparent drug overdose. A friend discovered his body with a needle in one arm, sources told CNN. His movies are too many to list here. But his role as Truman Capote in "Capote" is legendary.

Alexandra Field will bring us the latest all morning. Dr. Drew Pinsky will also join us at 8 to discuss the actor's battle with addiction

3. FACEBOOK TURNING 10

Users worldwide like this:  A decade and 1.2 billion users later, Facebook has changed lives all over the world. Where else can you reconnect with your high school sweetheart, browse baby pictures all day long and play a game that includes raising imaginary cows? Whether it was an inspired vision, deft execution, a bit of dumb luck or a combination of all three, Mark Zuckerberg's social juggernaut has ingrained itself into our daily lives. But as with most technology, the impact of the end product is largely in the hands of the user. And as Facebook turns 10 tomorrow, a look back at five ways it has changed us - for better and for worse.

 

4. LONG WINTER

Gee, thanks, Phil: The furry little guy has spoken - or rather his shadow has. Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow yesterday, which predicts six more weeks of cold, dreary, winter. The good news, according to the National Climatic Data Center, is that Phil is wrong most of the time. And he's also the most unpopular  rodent right now.

5. WOODY ALLEN

Response to sexual assault claims:  "Untrue and disgraceful." That's how film director Woody Allen describes his adopted daughter's allegations of sexual abuse. In a letter posted on The New York Times website over the weekend, Dylan Farrow alleged that Allen abused her when she was younger.  At the time of the abuse in 1992, she says, she was at the home of her adopted mother, Mia Farrow. "What's your favorite Woody Allen movie?" Dylan Farrow wrote. "Before you answer, you should know: when I was 7 years old, Woody Allen took me by the hand and led me into a dim, closet-like attic on the second floor of our house."  Allen's representative says the actor will respond to the accusations. But he maintains that at the time, an investigation conducted by court-appointed independent experts concluded there was no "credible evidence of molestation."

Those are your five biggies for the day. Here are a couple of others that are brewing and have the Internet buzzing.

Out of this world: Lucky guy travels to a buncha countries, shoots one-second videos in memorable locations and compiles the footage into one video. Outcome: awesome.

Speaking of winter: Phil may not be popular with humans, but we bet this snow-loving penguin loves him!

A whale of a good time: Who knew an aquatic creature that lives in cold water could warm up to soothing mariachi music? And did we mention the adorable whale, Juno, was dancing  at a wedding in a Connecticut aquarium?

Sweet treat: Remember Gladys, the little gorilla rejected by her mommy in Texas last year?  Our cousin from another mother just celebrated her 1st birthday. And she was surrounded by her human and gorilla surrogates. Take that, absentee mom!

Hit man: Next time you decide to high-five someone, watch your aim. Next time someone high-fives you, duck.

There you go. All you need to know to get an early start to your morning.
Be sure to tune in to "New Day" from 6 to 9 a.m. ET, join us at NewDayCNN.com and go and have a GREAT NEW DAY!

soundoff (6 Responses)
  1. Oliver Closov

    Good job CNN, encouraging YouTube ripoffs by posting them as original content. Do some research and give credit where credit is due: embed the original video. MOVE by STA Channel Australia: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-BrDlrytgm8

    February 3, 2014 at 5:11 am | Reply
    • jiubreyn

      What are you talking about? The video was imbedded via YouTube and it clearly says "YouTube" as all embedded YouTube videos do. By clicking on that link, it takes you to the original page.

      February 3, 2014 at 10:23 am | Reply

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