Bill Cosby breaks his silence, the 'Word of the Year', woman OD's in Rosecrance parking lot and how to avoid being ta dinner party pig... Today's Five Things You Need to Know.

Merriam-Webster has chosen 'culture' as the 2014 Word of the Year. (Huffington Post)

Woman overdoses in Rosecrance rehab center's parking lot on Harrison Ave. (My Stateline)

How to keep yourself from being a 'pig' at the next dinner party you attend. (Life Hack)

Bill Cosby has broken his silence in an brief interview with the NY Post, he praised his wife and addressed 'black media' (USA Today)

Taylor Swift had a massive party for her 25th birthday and everyone was there

**And yes, that's Justin Timberlake wearing the Poop Emoji mask!

So this is being 25..... #WHAT #bestbirthdayEVER

A photo posted by Taylor Swift (@taylorswift) onDec 12, 2014 at 2:36am PST


And, Aretha Franklin sang 'Happy Birthday' to her.

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