In the news: A Brooklyn, N.Y., high school senior got the best graduation gift imaginable: He won the lottery. Robert Salo bought a $2 winning ticket not long before his graduation, and now he will be given $1,000 a week for his entire life (that’s $52,000 a year). Salo’s mother said the family was fretting about how to pay for college, but now they won’t have to worry about it.
Happening today: The big movies opening today are “Rock of Ages,” a PG-13 rock comedy starring Julianne Hough, Diego Boneta, Tom Cruise and Alec Baldwin; and “That's My Boy,” an R comedy starring Adam Sandler and Andy Samberg.
Opening bell: The Dow Jones opened at 12,651.91. It was up 155.53 points Thursday.
Motivational quote: “There are no classes in life for beginners: right away you are always asked to deal with what is most difficult.” - Rainer Maria Rilke
Watercooler talk: "Game of Thrones" used model of President George W. Bush's head in gruesome scene
The creators of HBO's "Game of Thrones" reveal on the DVD commentary that a model of former President George W. Bush's head was used for a gruesome scene of heads on spikes. They insist that it was not a political statement, and they just used whatever models they had lying around.
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