Bieber arrested in Canada
Canadian pop star Justin Bieber faces new charges after he was arrested for dangerous driving and assault following a collision between a minivan and an ATV that led to a physical altercation involving a photographer, his lawyer said Tuesday.
Ontario Provincial Police would only say the driver of the ATV and an occupant of the minivan “engaged in a physical altercation,” Friday afternoon near Bieber’s hometown of Stratford.
“Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez’s peaceful retreat in Stratford this weekend was unfortunately disrupted by the unwelcome presence of the paparazzi,” Brian Greenspan, Bieber’s Toronto lawyer, said Tuesday.
“This has regrettably resulted in charges of dangerous driving and assault. Mr. Bieber and Ms. Gomez have fully cooperated in the police investigation. We are hopeful that this matter will be quickly resolved.”
Bieber, 20, went to a police station and was arrested, then released on a promise to appear in court Sept. 29, a police spokesman said.
Rivers is on life support
Joan Rivers’ family is confirming that the comedian is on life support after going into cardiac arrest last week during a procedure at a doctor’s office.
Her daughter, Melissa Rivers, said in a statement Tuesday that her mother is on life support “at this time.” Melissa said the family is extremely grateful for the public support.
Joan Rivers was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in Manhattan last Thursday.Melissa Rivers said Tuesday that she knows her mother would be overwhelmed by the continuing outpouring of kindness.
Cast selected for David play
Theater fans, get ready to laugh uncomfortably – Larry David has found a Broadway theater and some co-stars for his Broadway writing and acting debut.
Producers said Tuesday that the “Curb Your Enthusiasm” star’s play “Fish in the Dark” will star Rosie Perez, Jayne Houdyshell, Jake Cannavale, Jonny Orsini and Jerry Adler. Anna D. Shapiro, who won a Tony Award for staging “August: Osage County,” will direct.
Previews will begin Feb. 2 at the Cort Theatre and opening night is set for March 5.
Brown pleads guilty to assault
Chris Brown pleaded guilty on Tuesday to punching a man in the face outside a Washington hotel, an assault that occurred while the singer was on probation for attacking his then-girlfriend Rihanna.
Brown pleaded guilty to misdemeanor assault and was sentenced to time served. He spent two days in a District of Columbia jail in the case, one that further tarnished the image of the Grammy-winning singer.
Brown, 25, admitted that he hit a man who tried to get in a picture the singer was talking with two women outside the W hotel a few blocks from the White House last October. The victim, Parker Adams, suffered a broken nose.
At the time of the arrest, Brown was on probation in a felony assault case for attacking pop star Rihanna hours before the 2009 Grammy awards.