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  • Rashida Jones slams Miley Cyrus, Rihanna, Nicki Minaj: '2013 was the year of the Very Visible Vagina' 

    December 6, 2013 4:44 PM 43

    The 'Parks and Recreation' star wrote an essay blasting the 'pornification of pop stars.' "If 1994 was the Year of O.J.'s White Bronco, 2013 was the Year of the Very Visible Vagina," the 37-year-old actress wrote. "Let me say up front: I am not a prude. I love sex; I am comfortable with my sexuality," Jones continued, but protested that "every star interprets

  • Bob Dylan’s guitar from moment he ‘went electric’ in 1965 could fetch $500K at auction

    December 6, 2013 2:48 PM 34

    NEW YORK — Bob Dylan’s sunburst Fender Stratocaster made rock history when he played it at the 1965 Newport Folk Festival. Now it is again set to make news when it goes on the auction block, where it could sell for half a million dollars. The festival was a defining moment that marked Dylan’s move from acoustic folk to electric rock ‘n’ roll. Now viewed

  • Ed Sheeran talks Taylor Swift: ‘England’s really adopting her now’

    December 6, 2013 12:39 PM 43

    She’ll be eating scones and wearing Geri’s Union Jack dress before you know it. When Taylor Swift was filmed doing a bit of karaoke with Prince William last week, our minds were suddenly flooded with images of her getting married to Prince Harry, being best mates with Kate Middleton, and sharing a cuppa with the Queen. And it sounds like we’re not the only ones who fancy

  • Jingle Bell Rocks!, reviewed: O hum all ye faithful

    December 6, 2013 6:53 AM 38

    We meet Mitchell Kezin, a music collector obsessed with Christmas music, on his hands and knees flipping through bins of vinyl in the tinsel and fairy-lit zone of a secondhand record store. Not all of us go to such lengths to find a rare vinyl holiday record we never knew existed but love it or hate it, Christmas music is part of the cultural fabric

  • Taxpayers forked out $200,000 for acrobatic show at 2012 Inter-Parliamentary Union conference

    December 5, 2013 11:14 PM 39

    OTTAWA — Federal politics is often considered a bit of a circus, and now there’s a $200,000 taxpayer-funded tab to prove it. The federal government paid $199,500 to Quebec-based Cirque du Soleil so the high-flying acrobatic show could perform as part of the inaugural ceremony of the 2012 Inter-Parliamentary Union conference in Quebec City. Almost two-dozen

  • Christina Aguilera Lands 11th Top 10 Hit On The Hot 100 With (A Great Big World’s) “Say Something”

    December 5, 2013 11:10 PM 49

    Everytime (Britney spelling!) A Great Big World perform their surprise hit ballad “Say Something” live, it’s an angelic feather in Christina Aguilera‘s wig. The world at large stumbled upon the song when the duo hit up The Voice last month and staged a moving rendition of the duet with coach Aguilera on national television. “Say Something,” originally

  • Spinning Plates, reviewed: Kitchen consequential

    December 5, 2013 10:37 PM 43

    As star chef Grant Achatz inflates a plastic cushion with the essence of pine needles while anxious kitchen staff scurry around him, you wonder whether he’s full of hot air. But then he perforates the cushion, puts a plate on top and, with a SoCal surfer accent, explains how pine aroma gets released as you eat. This isn’t food, it’s art. And it’s why Achatz’s

  • Best Butt Ever? Evangeline Lilly Not Happy About Women’s Health Magazine Discussing Her Rear End

    December 5, 2013 10:32 PM 38

    The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug star stopped by Conan on Wednesday, Dec. 4 and revealed that she is not too pleased with her recent Women's Health magazine cover. "They go, 'Best. Butt. Ever.' and they have an arrow going to your butt," Conan O'Brien said, as he whipped out the mag. The photograph features Lilly showing off her enviable backside

  • Alice Munro has 'remarkable' poopularity for a Nobel laureate: Academy

    December 5, 2013 7:29 PM 37

    TORONTO -- Canadian short story great Alice Munro may be too unwell to travel to Stockholm to receive her Nobel Prize in literature on Tuesday, but she's still making a big impact on the Swedish capital. Peter Englund, permanent secretary of the Swedish Academy, says there's usually "debate and a bit of griping" around their choice of literature laureate

  • Let the Red Carpets Roll

    December 5, 2013 7:22 PM 56

    “I remember getting whisked by these carpets,” he explained at the awards on Monday night, recalling earlier moments in the limelight when a photographer might snap one shot and move on. “ ‘Nobody else is taking pictures?’ O.K., cool.” Mr. Jordan, familiar to fans of “Friday Night Lights” and “The Wire,” made the leap this year to big-screen leading