- Paris Hilton did not tweet about Nelson Mandela having made the "I Have a Dream" speech.
- Meanwhile, other celebrities and foreign dignitaries from around the world are reacting to Nelson Mandela's death.
- Kate Middleton's necklace from last night's Mandela premiere only cost $35.
- Mandy Patinkin shaved off his Saul beard.
- Amanda Bynes made her first appearance since leaving rehab.
- Beyoncé wears head-to-toe pizza, and we like it. We'll assume that's vegan pizza.
- Carrie Underwood earned mixed reviews from last night's The Sound of Music Live. Everyone liked her singing but was iffy on her acting.
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- Speaking of The Sound of Music Live, DiGiorno (yes, the pizza company) live-tweeted the entire event with hilarious results.
THE KITCHEN IS ALIVE, WITH THE SMELL OF FRESH-BAKED PIZZA #TheSoundOfMusicLive— DiGiorno (@DiGiorno) December 6, 2013
- Pantone's color of the year is "Radiant Orchid." It kinda looks like mauve to us.
- Unemployment dropped to 7 percent in November, with an added 203,000 new jobs.
- The waitress who lied about getting stiffed out a tip for being gay also apparently lied about donating the money she received from good Samaritans to the Wounded Warrior Project.
- The pollution in Shanghai has reached an all-time high. See a photo of the air quality below.
More Shanghai airpocalypse pic today: The Bund pic.twitter.com/j8Jra3CFBl— Offbeat China (@OffbeatChina) December 5, 2013
- Gordon Ramsey battled the Swedish Chef in an Iron Chef-style battle.
- Confused about holiday tipping? Here's a guide to tipping the service people in your life.
- Your Daily Dose of Cute: Sly the Pomeranian gets a second chance at life after he is rescued from an animal shelter. Try not to tear up while watching this.