6 Things You Need to Know This Morning

5 Things You Need to Know This Morning
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1. Jimmy Kimmel is set to host the 89th Academy Awards in February. The talk show host has previously hosted the Emmy Awards. Kimmel is also expecting baby No. 2 with wife Molly McNearney. (NYT, Just Jared)

2. Donations are being received in the form of Donald Trump assassination donations. The donations are reportedly coming in by way of the “dark web”, better known as Darknet. (News Republic)

3. Joe Biden’s term may soon end, but the VP teased that he may be running for president in 2020. Biden joked with reporters that it was a possibility, and later added “I am not committing not to run. I am not committing to anything. Fate has a strange way of intervening.” (Variety)

4. A first-look at Madonna and James Corden’s Carpool Karaoke is here. As seen in the preview, the singer will be vogueing, twerking and dishing out her juiciest secrets. (Deadline)

5. Indian leader Jayaraman Jayalalithaa passed away at the age of 68. The chief minister, who was a voice and powerhouse for females, died of cardiac arrest. (CNN)

6. Military vet and author Luis Carlos Montalvan was found dead in his hotel room in downtown El Paso, Texas. The 43-year-old was best known for his book about struggling with PTSD. (NBC News)