| Jan 6, 2015
| 2:30 AM
The next time you are traveling through Oregon and spot a zebra finch, or what non-ornithologists call "a bird," it's best to stay away.
The creature may be drunk.
In their attempts to understand the relationship between alcohol and speech impairment,...
| Feb 3, 2015
| 3:53 PM
In the '90s, the Backstreet Boys were his enemy. They were bubble-gum pop -- a manufactured quintet made up of guys who wore matching sports jerseys and sang about the shape of their hearts.
They were everything Stephen Kijak was against. He wore...
| Dec 27, 2014
| 3:37 PM
Heckuva year, but then, that's true of every year. In no particular order, here are some snapshots of what I noticed this year, in and out of sports, good and bad and occasionally hilarious. Perhaps you noticed some of the same things:
| Jan 19, 2015
| 3:40 PM
"Saturday Night Live" has delivered an insanely spot-on parody of Justin Bieber's recent Calvin Klein Jeans underwear ad campaign -- and the man himself approves.
Kate McKinnon out-Biebers the Biebs as she re-creates the moody black-and-white spot that...
| Jan 6, 2015
| 3:01 PM
Little Justin, happy at last?
Justin Bieber is starting off 2015 with upbeat news: He's going all Marky Mark in a new advertising campaign for Calvin Klein.
So take that as a warning if you see him popping up on your TV.
Us Weekly has the photos,...
| Jan 2, 2015
| 7:32 AM
Winter has arrived, and with it a bunch of new Chicago concert bookings. Here's a sampling of some of the more notable shows in the next few months (listed chronologically):
Sam Smith: Coming off a sold-out appearance at the Riviera a few months ago,...
| Dec 28, 2014
| 4:55 AM
As 2014 winds to an end, it's time to test your memory and see if you were paying attention to the passing parade of pop culture.
See how you do.
Challenge your friends.
And always pay attention to pop culture. (To take the quiz interactively, click...
| Jan 30, 2015
| 11:18 AM
Last summer, inundated with what felt like knee-jerk mea culpas from Jack White, One Direction and Pharrell Williams (among many others), I called for a moratorium on celebrity apologies, which seemed to have reached a critical mass of meaninglessness....
| Jan 7, 2015
| 8:21 AM
Justin Bieber has landed a gig as underwear and jeans model for Calvin Klein. He's to be featured along with Lara Stone in the label's sultry spring ad campaign, news that was first announced on social media on Monday, followed by a traditional news...
| Dec 29, 2014
| 9:23 AM
Khloe Kardashian is on the January cover of the British edition of Cosmopolitan, and inside she talks about her split from NBA star Lamar Odom, her fling with rapper French Montana and what she wants in love now: to cuddle. Meanwhile, she has an active...
| Jan 29, 2015
| 9:43 AM
Justin Bieber has apologized for, well, being Justin Bieber.
The "Beauty & the Beat" singer posted a video confession (note: some profanity) online late Wednesday night apologizing for his erratic behavior in recent months, which includes peeing in...