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  • Bruno Mars, John Legend, Paris Hilton among celebrities ringing in 2014 on Las Vegas Strip

    December 30, 2013 10:37 PM 52

    LAS VEGAS, Nev. - Sin City is set to ring in 2014 with big-name concerts, celebrity-hosted parties and an eight-minute rooftop fireworks display billed as the nation's largest. Pop star Bruno Mars is christening the Cosmopolitan's new Chelsea Ballroom, John Legend is performing at Aria, and Maroon 5 is playing at Mandalay Bay. Other casinos are touting

  • Justin Bieber's entourage accused of assaulting limo driver

    December 30, 2013 9:40 PM 24

    There are allegations a member of Justin Bieber's entourage assaulted a limo driver who was driving the pop star and several others around Toronto. Police say it's unclear whether Bieber himself is accused in the attack or simply one of his companions. Const. Victor Kwong says officers were called either late last night or early today, but little else is known

  • 11 Ways To Ruin Your 2014 Before It Even Starts

    December 30, 2013 7:52 PM 29

    If you're not careful, New Year's Eve could put you on your way to a terrible 2014. But if you become the master of New Year's Eve, you'll become the master of the new year. Although you probably think you know how to party on December 31st, there could be a few things you're actually doing completely wrong. Are you quiet? Are you blonde? Are you neither

  • Top songs of 2013 by Arcade Fire, Jay Z, Tegan and Sara

    December 30, 2013 7:04 PM 26

    Retro disco-inspired sounds, catchy indie rock and powerful teen anthems were among the most ubiquitous songs this past year, says CBC's Laura Thompson. From young trendsetters Miley Cyrus and Lorde to chart-topping veterans such as Daft Punk and Jay Z, the artists behind this year's top songs offered up an eclectic mix of tracks that kept listeners

  • Most popular B.C. baby names of 2012: Ethan and Olivia

    December 30, 2013 6:13 PM 26

    In 2012, 19 babies were named Aaliyah, five got the name Rihanna, and another five were stuck with Miley. None, however, were named Kanye. The provincial government has released a list of B.C.'s top baby names of 2012. Ethan and Olivia were the most popular choices. (Liam and Emma were the top picks in 2011.) You can find a huge list of all names picked

  • Tasty trends cooking in '14

    December 30, 2013 5:58 PM 29

    Top dishes: Devilled eggs, roast chicken recipes among the next hot items to try When it comes to food, everyone's always looking for the next hot thing to try. Culinary trend watchers with their taste buds attuned to the coming year, offer up some ideas you might want to experiment with in 2014. "Tons of great roast chicken is coming on to menus, people

  • Chopped Canada heats up U.S. format with Canuck flair

    December 30, 2013 5:55 PM 26

    TORONTO — Fans of the hit U.S. version of “Chopped” can look forward to much of the same format on the new Canadian incarnation — save for a few Canuck faces and mystery basket ingredients. “Not only are we using Canadian celebrity chefs and Canadian chefs across Canada, but we’re using foods that are indigenous to Canada: maple syrup, donair, lentils

  • '80s flicks revisited at the movie theatre in 2014

    December 30, 2013 2:32 PM 38

    TORONTO - Those planning on heading to the movie theatre next year may want to stock up now on leg warmers and brightly coloured wrist sweatbands: the lineup planned for 2014 looks suspiciously like the marquee seen back in the '80s. "Endless Love," "About Last Night" and "RoboCop" are among the tubular reboots expected to hit theatres in 2014. "It was cool to not like the '80s for a while

  • On Twitter, politicians, movie stars and athletes take back seat to pop stars

    December 30, 2013 2:32 PM 55

    TORONTO - On Nov. 28, Justin Bieber tweeted the word "now" followed by 11 periods. More than 90,000 people retweeted or favourited the one-word missive. That's roughly the same number of people who passed on his Dec. 8 bulletins "hanging with the team" and the insightful "gym before tonight's last show." By comparison, when CNN's breaking news account

  • Paranormal marked by vengeful spirits

    December 30, 2013 2:20 PM 34

    With Season 5 starting, Community feels like a brilliant place to call home again Here is what's on the radar screen in film, TV and music for the coming week. Movies Big releases: Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones (Jan. 3) Big picture: After being "marked," a young man is relentlessly pursued by mysterious, dark forces. Yes, this is yet another sequel