5 Things to Know This Morning

5 Things to Know This Morning

May 16, 2014— -- Your look at the five biggest and most buzz-worthy stories of the morning.

1. Barbara Walters' Final Episode of 'The View'

"The View" has celebrated Barbara Walters's decades-long career in journalism for the past year, but nothing topped her last show.

Taped Thursday and set to air today at 11 a.m. ET on ABC, a slew of famous guests popped by to bid the talk show host a happy retirement.

Hillary Clinton, Michael Douglas and Oprah Winfrey stopped by to tell personal stories about their friend and wish her a happy retirement.

2. Rare 1937 Video Shows FDR Walking

The president, wearing braces on his legs, struggles up a ramp. He grasps an assistant’s arm, gripping a handrail for support.

The section of film is eight seconds long – but it represents a notable historic find, only the second video clip to emerge showing Franklin Delano Roosevelt walking.

The footage was unveiled by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission Thursday. James “Jimmie” DeShong, a professional baseball player during the 1930s, captured the footage on July 7, 1937, at the All-Star Game at Griffith Stadium in Washington, D.C.

3. Sources: Sterling might sue NBA

Banned Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling isn't going away without a fight.

Sterling's lawyer has informed the NBA that Sterling will not be paying the $2.5 million fine levied against him last month by commissioner Adam Silver, sources confirmed to ESPN.com on Thursday night.

That fine was due this week, according to a source with knowledge of the situation.

In a letter sent on Sterling's behalf, antitrust litigator Max Blecher also threatened to sue the league if Sterling is not afforded due process.

4. Jack Nicholson Attends the Clippers Game and Causes a Scene

Jack Nicholson is known for his support of the Los Angeles Lakers, regularly sitting courtside to cheer on his favorite team.

But Thursday, he decided to visit the Staples Center to watch the city’s other basketball team, the Clippers, face off against the Oklahoma City Thunder in the NBA Playoffs. The Thunder won 104-98.

Nicholson’s appearance spurred a rumor firestorm online. Is he switching allegiances? Jumping on the Clippers bandwagon?

The intrigue reached a new level after video emerged showing Nicholson, 77, snubbing a boy trying to shake his hand.

5. Grace Kelly Biopic Slammed in Early Reviews

The Grace Kelly biopic starring Nicole Kidman has been widely dismissed as "kitsch," "camp" and "dreary."

"Grace of Monaco," about Kelly's post-Hollywood life after she became Princess Grace of Monaco, premiered at the Cannes Film Festival Wednesday, and was widely panned in initial reviews.

Before the film's premiere, Kidman told reporters at a news conference that she had no regrets about playing Kelly.


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