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What We Know Today: Matt LeBlanc Joins ‘Top Gear,’ France Prevents Another Terror Attack, & Santorum Gives Up Presidential Bid

What We Know Today: Matt LeBlanc Joins ‘Top Gear,’ France Prevents Another Terror Attack, & Santorum Gives Up Presidential Bid
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What We Know Today: Matt LeBlanc Joins ‘Top Gear,’ France Prevents Another Terror Attack, & Santorum Gives Up Presidential Bid

Long-running motor show “Top Gear” has just announced that actor Matt LeBlanc will be co-hosting the show alongside presenter Chris Evans.

France Prevents Six From Carrying Out Terror Plot

The French anti-terrorism police have arrested six people in Lyon on Tuesday. The group was said to be planning to carry out a series of terrorist attacks in a number of sex clubs.

According to a report from The Clarion Project, all six are reportedly Islam converts who have been closely monitored by the authorities. They intended to travel to Syria by bus via Bulgaria and Turkey in order to join ISIS.

Rick Santorum Drops Out of Presidential Race, Endorses Marco Rubio

Former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum is the latest GOP candidate to drop out of the presidential race. In a brief message on Twitter, Santorum said, “So thankful & grateful for your support. Just not our year.” He went to extend his endorsement for fellow candidate, junior senator Marco Rubio. Meanwhile, Rubio said he is “excited to have him on our team.”

CDC Warns Pregnant Women About Alcohol Consumption

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a warning regarding alcohol exposure among pregnant women.

According to CDC’s latest findings, 3.3 million women ages 15 to 44 are at risk of exposing their babies to alcohol as they continue drinking while remaining sexually active and not using birth control. The report also found that 3 in 4 women who wish to get pregnant do not stop consuming alcohol the moment they get off birth control.

CDC warns that alcohol can lead to “lasting physical, behavioral, and intellectual disabilities” in a child throughout his/her lifetime. The disabilities are classified as fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASDs). Moreover, CDC stresses that there is no such thing as safe amount of alcohol for pregnant women, even for beer or wine.

Josh Brolin Enjoys Playing Thanos For ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ Parts 1 and 2.

Actor Josh Brolin calls his decision to play Thanos as “one of the better decisions I think I’ve made.” During a recent interview with SUPERHEROHYPE.COM, the actor talked about how he’s enjoying the experience of being filmed with as much as 36 cameras for the highly anticipated Marvel movie.

“Avengers: Infinity War Part 1” is due to hit theaters on May 4, 2018 while “Avengers: Infinity War Part 2” is due to come out on May 3, 2019. In the meantime, Brolin’s fans can catch him in the film “Hail, Caesar!” with George Clooney, Scarlett Johansson, Tilda Swinton, Johan Hill, Channing Tatum, Ralph Fiennes and Alden Ehrenreich.

Matt LeBlanc Named New Co-presenter For “Top Gear”

Long-running motor show “Top Gear” has announced that actor Matt LeBlanc will be co-hosting the show alongside presenter Chris Evans.

The former “Friends” cast member set the fastest time of 1m 42.1s as a “Star in a Reasonably Priced Car” when he took a Kia Ceed for a spin. He also been seen driving the McLaren MP4-12C on the show with The Stig. LeBlanc will be making his debut as a “Top Gear” co-presenter in May.

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