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BIEBER'S BUS RAIDED FOR DRUGS

Police in Sweden raided Justin Bieber's tour bus Wednesday night and say they found a small amount of drugs on board. One of the officers working the crowd outside the Globe Arena in Stockholm smelled a suspicious odor coming from the bus, prompting the raid, according to the Associated Press. Police spokesman Lars Bystrom told the AP that in addition to the substance - which local Swedish paper Aftonbladet reports is marijuana - a stun gun was found when officers boarded the empty bus parked under the concert venue. The pop star, 19, had entered the arena about a half-hour before the raid, according to reports. In somewhat related Bieber news, another member of his entourage, his pet monkey, is being given to German authorities rather than go through the complicated process of getting the animal back to America. Little Mally was seized by German authorities when he flew into the country without the correct paperwork for a pet primate as part of his European tour on March 28. Germany's Bild newspaper is reporting that Justin's people have reached out to the German authorities and asked them to place the monkey in a zoo or other safe place.

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Cool guys wanted for 'Dolls'

Two of the coolest guys going are on the short list for the new movie remake of Guys and Dolls:Channing Tatum and Joseph Gordon-Levitt, according to Deadline. 20th Century Fox has secured the rights to remake Guys and Dolls, the 1955 film adaptation that starred Frank Sinatra and Marlon Brando, and the studio is looking at Tatum for the beleaguered gambler Nathan Detroit role and JGL for smooth-talking Sky Masterson. We last saw the actors in dancing shoes when they were part of the Seth MacFarlane-hosted 2013 Academy Awards. Tatum paired up with Charlize Theron for a little bit of ballroom dancing, while Gordon-Levitt sang and danced alongside MacFarlane and Daniel Radcliffe.

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Show contestants as hamsters?

NBC has been struggling in the ratings lately, so naturally they're trying to gin up viewers with a new reality show that sounds completely insane. The network has ordered The Million Second Quiz, a 24/7 live competition where contestants will battle in rounds of trivia during a competition that spans 12 days. But here's the best part: The show will air live from a Manhattan-based "gigantic hourglass-shaped structure," which is also where the contestants will live, according to the Los Angeles Times. NBC is calling this a "genre-redefining spectacle." Sure, that's one way to put it. Because it's on 24/7, viewers will be able to tune in to a live stream and play along at home in real time, so like a human hamster cage. The winner has the chance to win up to $10 million. The show is expected to air this fall.

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Little wedding on the ranch for Gilbert, Busfield

Melissa Gilbert married thirtysomething actorTimothy Busfield "in a private ceremony at the San Ysidro Ranch in Santa Barbara" on Wednesday, a rep for the Little House on the Prairie actress, 48, revealed. For her third trip down the aisle, Gilbert chose a bold hue: a red strapless wedding gown set against stunning Santa Barbara scenery. It's also a third marriage for Busfield, who won an Emmy playing Eliot on thirtysomething and was a pesky reporter on West Wing. The 55-year-old actor is a father of three. Dancing with the Stars alum Gilbert (whose ex husbands are Bo Brinkman and Bruce Boxleitner) has two sons.

Eastwood's wife enters rehab

Clint Eastwood's wife Dina has checked herself into rehab for help with depression and anxiety, TMZ reports. Dina, who stars in her own reality show with Clint's daughter Francesca - Mrs. Eastwood & Company - has been married to the director and actor since 1996 and they have a 16-year-old daughter, Morgan, who also stars in the reality show. Clint is no stranger to the treatment facility circuit. He's a major donor to a hospital in Monterey, Calif., which named its youth program after him. The program specializes in teen drug, alcohol and mental-health issues.

Affleck makes poverty vow

Ben Affleck is turning away from his A-list lifestyle, chronicled so well in that Jenny From the Block music video, and will live on $1.50 a day (at least for a week). The Oscar-winning director recently signed on to participate in the Global Poverty Project's Live Below the Line, a campaign that challenges average (and above-average) people to live on just $1.50 a day for five days. The initiative is meant to simulate what it's like for the 1.4 billion people worldwide who live in extreme poverty. Getting by on that pittance every day would actually mean spending just $547.50 per year. Affleck is following in the footsteps of Hugh Jackman, who first started working with Live Below the Line in 2011.

- wynne@tampabay.com

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