November 23, 2011
A roundup of entertainment headlines for Wednesday. Justin Bieber talks paternity suit with David Letterman: "I could smell a weasel. " ( TMZ ) This year's "Dancing With the Stars" winner is... ( Los Angeles Times ) "Breaking Bad's" Bryan Cranston is appearing with Annette Bening in a special stage presentation of "It's a Wonderful Life. " Merry Christmas, meth lab! Merry Christmas, drug den! ( Los Angeles Times ) They may be forgotten to a lot of people, but downtown L.A.'s movie palaces are still important to the film industry.
February 22, 2011
Justin Bieber got his hair cut. The locks have gone to charity. Let's hope they are used to solve humanity's ills. ( TMZ ) But never fear, the old Bieber will still be on view in the 40 new minutes of "Never Say Never" going into theaters next week. ( Los Angeles Times ) How real is the documentary "Exit Through the Gift Shop"? ( Los Angeles Times ) The United Nations is asking Hollywood to add more global warming story lines into its movies. Perhaps they'll settle for more movies featuring Martin Lawrence dressing like an old woman to evade bad guys.
February 9, 2011
Will Ferrell, beware: Justin Bieber is coming for you. ( Los Angeles Times ) Lindsay Lohan probably won't be booked until she appears in court Wednesday afternoon to face a felony grand-theft charge. ( Los Angeles Times ) The Laugh Factory now has a psychologist on hand to keep comedians happy. But will it make them less funny? ( Los Angeles Times ) Detroit's mayor quashes the most awesome idea ever in the entire history of Detroit: a RoboCop statue. ( Los Angeles Times )
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January 11, 2014 |
Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies continued to investigate allegations that Justin Bieber threw eggs at the home of a neighbor in a tony section of Calabasas. It marks the latest clash between the pop star and his neighbors, who have accused him of throwing loud parties and speeding through the neighborhood. The neighbor called authorities about 7:40 p.m. claiming someone was pelting his home with eggs, said sheriff's Sgt. Dan Nagelmann of the Malibu/Lost Hills station.
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May 28, 2013 |
L.A. County sheriff's deputies are investigating singer Justin Bieber after witnesses in his Calabasas neighborhood reported the pop singer driving at freeway speeds on local streets. Sheriff's spokesman Steve Whitmore said the case will be investigated and presented to the Los Angeles County district attorney's office for a possible criminal filing. Bieber refused to talk with sheriff's deputies, Whitmore said. Prosecutors also are weighing whether to charge Bieber for battery for allegedly spitting on a neighbor.
September 4, 2012 |
The K-pop singer Psy has had no trouble dominating the Internet ( and Dodger Stadium) with his absurdist ode to to the high life, "Gangnam Style. " But he's about to become even more inescapable if Justin Bieber's manager has a say. The Hollywood Reporter notes that the singer born Park Jae-Sang has signed a deal with Scooter Braun, the young impresario and recent New Yorker darling who ushered Biebs and Carly Rae Jepsen into the teenpop troposphere. The deal puts Psy on Braun's Universal imprint Schoolboy Records, and Braun has high hopes for the arrangement.
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June 18, 2013 |
Los Angeles police interviewed pop singer Justin Bieber for a possible hit-and-run outside of the Laugh Factory in Hollywood on Monday night. Police talked to the teenage heartthrob after receiving reports of a car accident involving a pedestrian about 11:45 p.m. in the 8800 block of Sunset Boulevard, officials said. A preliminary investigation cleared Bieber of any wrongdoing, said Lt. Craig Valenzuela. The pedestrian claimed being hit by Bieber as the singer pulled away in his white Ferrari.
October 1, 2012 |
And . . . scene. Justin Bieber's concert went off the script Saturday night in Arizona, just three days before he's set to begin a two-night stay at the Staples Center on Tuesday. (A disclaimer: Pop & Hiss isn't proud to post this. Even pop stars, after all, can get sick. But there's Bieber's name, dominating search engines -- and admit it, you're kind of curious. After all, we wrote, you clicked. We're all just minor players in Bieber's world.) The projectile moment below happened during "Out of Town Girl" at a Bieber concert in Glendale, Ariz.
January 29, 2013 |
Justin Bieber, what are we going to do about you? The pop star appeared on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" Tuesday to perform the acoustic version of his hit single "Boyfriend," which he's re-releasing with two other newly recorded songs on what we want to call his breakup album, "Believe Acoustic. " Selena Gomez, where are you? This kid seems depressed! And if he's not, this frighteningly painful rendition of the song should be enough to depress him in a big way. Where's that "makes us sad" hashtag when we need it?
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March 30, 2013 |
The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department continued to investigate allegations that Justin Bieber threatened and spat on a Calabasas neighbor, officials said. The neighbor filed a battery complaint, and the sheriff's department will decide whether there is enough evidence to ask prosecutors to file charges against the pop star. It's unclear when a decision will be made. Sheriff's detectives are also looking into complaints that Bieber and his entourage drove at excessive speeds through his neighborhood, authorities said.