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WORLD RUNNING SHORT ON WINE
A worldwide wine shortage? Technically speaking, it's already happened. And what's more, things are on track to get worse. Stats compiled by Morgan Stanley Research show that the world fell 300 million cases short of demand last year, the biggest in-the-red number in half a century. The problem is rather simple despite the scale: Everyone is drinking more—especially the US and China—even as production is dropping.
BOB BARKER TO RETURN TO “PRICE IS RIGHT” FOR HIS 90TH BIRTHDAY
Come on down, Bob Barker! The retired "Price Is Right" host is returning to the popular game show on Dec. 12 in celebration of his 90th birthday, the show confirmed on its Twitter account. Barker, who hosted the show for 35 years starting in 1972, stepped down in 2007, when comedian Drew Carey took over. Barker has since returned to the show once, in 2009, to promote his book "Priceless Memories." The special episode celebrating Barker will be taped on Nov. 5, according to the show's website. "The Price Is Right" airs weekdays on CBS.
OLYMPUS HAS FALLEN SEQUEL
Gerard Butler, Aaron Eckhart and Morgan Freeman have signed on for a sequel to surprise box office hit Olympus Has Fallen. The thriller about a terrorist attack on the White House was a big hit at the global box office earlier this year, and the film's three stars are reteaming for a follow-up, set overseas. However, director Antoine Fuqua won't be back for London Has Fallen.