8 Things You Need To Know This AM — Jan 16 2015

Dax Shepard explained why he and Kristen Bell named their new daughter Delta.
In a passionate op-ed in The Boston Globe, prosecutor Judith Beals begs the state not to issue Mark Wahlberg the pardon he's seeking for a crime committed 26 years ago.
America Ferrera implied in an interview that a third installment of the Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants is already in the works.
Read this fascinating interview with a woman who's dating her dad. Yes, her actual father. 
Starting today, the U.S. government will ease up on travel restrictions to Cuba. Plan your Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights reenactments accordingly. 
The Oscar nominations are officially in, and this is where you can stream all of the films before February 22. Speaking of nominations, is this why the Academy snubbed The Lego Movie?
Darrell Winfield, a.k.a. the real Marlboro Man, passed away at the age of 85 in Wyoming.
Mariah Carey is pulling a Britney. The not-so-elusive chanteuse confirmed a Las Vegas residency at Caesar's Palace on Ellen.
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