5 Things to Know This Morning

PHOTO: Fireworks are shot over Fisht Olympic Stadium, right, and Adler Arena, left, at the conclusion of a rehearsal for the opening ceremony at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014, in Sochi, Russia.

Your look at the five biggest and most buzz-worthy stories of the morning.

1. Expect Fireworks at Top-Secret Olympics Opening Ceremony
In the next day, all eyes will be on the opening ceremonies for the Sochi Olympics. Some 40,000 spectators will be watching from the stands – and details about the ceremony, which is reportedly costing millions of dollars, remain hush-hush.

2. Broadway Mourns Hoffman as 3 Face Drug Charges
While three of four people arrested amid the investigation of the Philip Seymour Hoffman's death were arraigned on drug charges, the New York theater community mourned the actor with a dimming of Broadway's marquee lights and a candlelight vigil.

3. Social Media Erupts Over 'Biggest Loser' Weight Loss
A day after Rachel Fredrickson won the latest season of "The Biggest Loser," after shedding nearly 60 percent of her body weight, attention wasn't focused on her $250,000 win — but rather the criticism surrounding her loss.

4. Woman Executed in Texas for 1998 Torture Killing
A woman convicted of torturing and killing a mentally impaired man she lured to Texas with the promise of marriage was put to death Wednesday evening in a rare execution of a female prisoner.

5. Susan Sarandon Opens Up About Moving on From Tim Robbins
Fans were shocked when Susan Sarandon and Tim Robbins split in 2009 after 23 years together. The actress said that her performance in the Broadway show "Exit the King," a play about confronting mortality, made her reexamine the relationship. "You can't do a meditation on death and stay in a situation that's not authentic," she told AARP magazine. "It made me examine where I was in my union and in my life, and to have discussions about making changes."

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