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5 things you need to know this morning: Jan. 19, 2022

Start your day off right with five things you need to know this morning.

Five things you need to know

1. Barry Sherman owed $1B and was not going to pay, police documents reveal

Newly unsealed police documents have revealed that Barry Sherman, who was killed alongside his wife at their Toronto home in December 2017, owed $1 billion to other companies. Sherman’s family, friends and business associates told homicide detectives that he had no intentions on paying those debts.

2. Daniel Radcliffe to play Weird Al in new biopic

A new Weird Al Yankovic is on the way and the titular role will be played by 32-year-old Daniel Radcliffe. The announcement comes shortly after the release of the Harry Potter 20th Anniversary special and prompted a funny line from Weird Al: “I have no doubt whatsoever that this is the role future generations will remember him for.”

3. Leon Draisaitl gets into it with Hockey Hall of Fame reporter Jim Matheson

Despite having two of the best players in the world, it’s been a struggle for the Edmonton Oilers of late. That showed in a Tuesday press conference with Leon Draisaitl, who provided a pair of short, uninterested answers to HHOF reporter Jim Matheson. That prompted Matheson to ask Draisaitl: “Why are you so pissy?” Unsurprisingly, the exchange has blown up on social media over the last 24 hours.

4. Jagmeet Singh and wife will pay for ‘gifted’ rocking chair

The NDP said that Jagmeet Singh and his wife will repay the cost of a rocking chair that was given to him and his wife as a ‘gift’, in exchange for a post about the chair on Instagram. The party added that it is working with the ethics commissioner and intends to file a formal disclosure report about the incident.

5. How I Met Your Father premieres with a nod to HIMYM

The new TV series How I Met Your Father premiered on Tuesday. Starring Hilary Duff, the show is a How I Met Your Mother spinoff, but there was not expected to be any connection between the characters and plot. However, the new show did make one connection that resonated with viewers on Tuesday. Ted, Marshall and Lily’s New York apartment is in the new show, as are Ted and Marshall’s famous swords.

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