1. Justin Bieber performs "Cry Me a River" at post-breakup concert
Enacting a ritual beloved by the broken-hearted, Justin Bieber comforted himself with a post-breakup anthem in the wake of his reported split from Selena Gomez. Bieber performed Justin Timberlake's scorned-man hit "Cry Me a River" at a concert in Boston, reports People. No word on whether or not he sought further solace by taking a bubble bath, eating a pint of Ben & Jerry's, or watching Bridget Jones' Diary.
2. Leonardo DiCaprio shows off his rap skills at 38th birthday party
It's Leonardo DiCaprio's 38th birthday, and he'll rap if he wants to. The New York Daily News reports that the Inception star let out his inner MC at his birthday bash on Saturday by taking the mic and rapping along to some West Coast hip-hop — a distinctly un-Gatsby indulgence that incredulous fans will have to imagine, since party attendees were required to turn in their cell phones at the door.
3. Oprah Winfrey planning "Oprah's Organics" line of food and beauty products
Fans hungry for a few of Oprah's Favorite Things may soon be able to sate their appetites at their local grocery store: The New York Post reports that Winfrey, who continues to prove she can and will do pretty much anything, has filed a trademark on the name "Oprah's Organics," along with "Oprah's Farm" and "Oprah's Harvest," with a plan to offer everything from massage oil to snack dips.
4. Judy Garland's Wizard of Oz dress auctioned for $480,000
$480,000 for a dress? What a world, what a world. At a Beverly Hills auction on Saturday, a Great and Powerful bidder paid nearly half a million for the iconic blue gingham dress worn by Judy Garland in The Wizard of Oz, says CNN.com. It's unclear whether or not the dress will be displayed publicly, but, if not, there's no place like the private home of a spendthrift collector.
5. Homeland's Damian Lewis signs autograph to President Obama "from one Muslim to another"
Attention, conspiracy theorists: According to Entertainment Weekly, actor Damian Lewis, who plays an undercover Muslim terrorist on Showtime's Homeland, decided to use the president's request for an autographed DVD set to poke fun at a persistent Obama rumor, writing "'From one Muslim to another' in an indelible Sharpie." Lewis adds: "I do hope he understands irony" — a wish that the president undoubtedly hopes extends to the rest of the American people.
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