Judge reviewing video
A judge is reviewing police video made shortly after Justin Bieber's recent Miami Beach arrest to determine if some portions should be withheld from the public, particularly clips depicting the singer urinating into a cup as part of a drug test. Miami-Dade County Judge William Altfield said Thursday after a hearing he will privately review some of the roughly 10 hours of Miami Beach police video taken after Bieber's Jan. 23 arrest. The Associated Press, the Miami Herald and other media organizations are seeking release of the video, arguing there is no exemption in Florida's open records law allowing it to be kept under wraps. "The right of privacy cannot trump the right of access to public records," said Deanna Shullman, the attorney for the AP. "My clients have no interest in showing Mr. Bieber's private parts. You have to redact that and release the rest." Shullman and Scott Ponce, who represents the Herald and Miami's CBS affiliate, agreed with Altfield's plan to review the clips that show Bieber urinating into the cup, as did state prosecutors. Bieber attorney Howard Srebnick said he found it "insulting" that the videos could be released with only Bieber's nether regions censored, contending even that was a violation of privacy. "There's no reason why the media should make a spectacle of that event," Srebnick said. Altfield said he would hold another hearing on the matter March 4, meaning the current March 3 trial date for Bieber will be delayed. Bieber, 19, has pleaded not guilty to misdemeanor charges of DUI, resisting arrest and driving with an expired license.
Thanks a lot, hockey
Looks like the U.S. gets Justin Bieber. At least, one Chicago-area company thinks so. Command Transportation this week put up an electronic sign along one of the area's major expressways that featured pictures of U.S. and Canadian hockey players with the headline, "Loser Keeps Bieber." The pop star is a Canada native but lives in the United States. The Americans lost 1-0 to the Canadians on Friday at the Sochi Olympics. The sign had a picture of Chicago Blackhawks stars Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews. Kane plays for the U.S. and Toews plays for Canada. A picture of pop star Justin Bieber was in between the hockey players. Command Transportation owner Danny Zamost says he often puts sports-themed messages on his sign. "Good, clean fun," he calls it.
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After seven seasons of standing next to Tom Bergeron and looking shiny, Dancing With the Stars co-host and Season 7 winner Brooke Burke-Charvet was shocked to hear she's getting the hook.
"I have enjoyed seven seasons co-hosting DWTS but understand the need for change considering the position of the show at this juncture," Burke-Charvet said in a statement to E! Online on Friday. "I've always been one to embrace change and [I'm] looking forward to pursuing opportunities I previously wasn't able to entertain because of contractual obligations to the show. I've seen my fair share of shocking eliminations in the ballroom, but this one takes the cake."
So who exactly could be just as qualified to look pretty in ball gowns, conduct live interviews amid the action and also look pretty in ball gowns? Why, none other than Season 10 finalist and Fox Sports host and sideline reporter Erin Andrews, of course.
People reports that hometown girl Andrews, who competed on the show in 2010 with Maksim Chmerkovskiy, will co-host Season 18. A nice change of pace after all the Richard Sherman, eh?
Miley kisses katy — it's educational, you guys
Because we need a constant reminder that Miley Cyrus is a touch liberal when it comes to love, she decided to kiss a girl (that would be Katy Perry) in front of thousands of people, and — suprise! — she liked it. Yes indeed, as Miley, 21, belted Adore You during her Bangerz tour stop in Los Angeles on Saturday, she bent down and shared a smooch with the I Kissed A Girl singer, 29, who was in the audience. "I just kissed a girl and I really liked it a lot," Miley said of the move that's never been done before. Oh… right. A photo of the moment went viral, and Katy later tweeted a reaction pic that was taken after the lip lock, writing, I adore you@MileyCyrus. Quite an original stunt. Slow clap, you two. Slow clap. But don't you worry, parents who think Miley's show is basically soft porn; the artist assures you it's all in the name of education. "I want this to be a pretty high-end tour," Miley said, according to Radar Online. "I want it to be like good art. I am excited to go to places where people are usually not exposed to too much good art. It can be a good education for the kids who come to my concert." She also dropped this bomb, which we're sure will totally quiet her critics: "I don't understand what most girls are wearing today. I find it boring. Why don't younger children try to be more risque?" Um… ? Cringefest. Twitter