13 fun facts about Friday the 13th

(CNN)Yet another Friday the 13th has arrived, bringing the usual superstitious chatter along with vows to avoid flying and other fear-inducing activities. Why are we so weird about the 13th? Whether you think it’s unlucky or not, cross your fingers and check out these 13 fun facts about Friday the 13th and our collective aversion to the number 13.

Celebrities and fans honor Princess Diana more than two decades after her death

(CNN)Humanitarian, fashion icon, hands-on mother, rule-breaker. She left her mark with many firsts for the royal family, including breaking protocol with bold fashion choices, being the target of fierce media attention, speaking out about mental illness and being visibly involved in the upbringing of her sons, Princes William and Harry. After being married for 15 years, Diana and Prince Charles divorced. One year later, in 1997, a car carrying Diana and her boyfriend, Egyptian socialite Dodi Fayed, crashed in a tunnel in Paris. They had been chased by members of the paparazzi on motorcycles. But after conspiracy theories and rumors about her death, a 2006 investigation by British police deemed the crash an accident and determined the car’s driver, Henri …

Bono Fast Facts

(CNN)Here is a look at the life of Bono, Grammy award-winning singer and songwriter of the band U2. Father:Brendan Robert Hewson, post office worker Mother: Iris Elizabeth (Rankin) Hewson Marriage: Ali (Stewart) Hewson (August 21, 1982-present) Children: John Abraham, Elijah Bob Patricius Guggi Q, Memphis Eve and Jordan Other Facts:His nickname “Bono Vox” means “good voice.” Has won 22 Grammy Awards and been nominated 48 times. Nominated for two Academy Awards. Is co-founder of ONE and (RED), global charitable organizations fighting extreme poverty and AIDS. Timeline:1976 – Joins a band in high school that later becomes U2. March 1979 – CBS Ireland signs the band and releases a three-song EP entitled “U2-3.” March 1980 – Island Records signs U2 and …

Start your Monday smart: Catholic bishops, Amanda Knox, NBA & NHL finals, Shinzo Abe

(CNN)Here’s what you need to know toStart Your Week Smart. TODAY James Corden says he’s nervous about hosting Tony Awards • The Stanley Cup will be hoisted. It may happen at 8 p.m. ET, when the St. Louis Blues could clinch the final series against the Boston Bruins. If they don’t, Game 7 will be at 8 p.m. ET Wednesday. Watch on NBC. He broke with GOP under Nixon; his advice for them today • Perpetual light for the ‘Queen of Creole Cuisine.’ She fed presidents and Freedom Riders and inspired a Disney dream. Leah Chase will be laid to rest in New Orleans, home of her legendary restaurant. NBA superstar sues Nike over logo dispute TUESDAY • Catholic bishops discuss the abuse crisis. …