May 29, 2012 in Nation/World

Bieber accused of attacking paparazzo

From Wire Reports
 

Bieber
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Justin Bieber is wanted for questioning by Los Angeles County sheriff’s investigators after a photographer complained of being roughed up by the pop star at a shopping center.

Sheriff’s Lt. Robert Wiard said the photographer called 911 on Sunday and complained of pain to his chest. Wiard said the scuffle happened when the photographer tried to snap pictures of Bieber and his girlfriend, actress Selena Gomez, after they walked out of a theater in Calabasas.

Wiard said the photographer was taken to a hospital where he was treated and released.

He said Bieber and Gomez left before deputies arrived, so investigators want to talk to him to get his side of the story.

The King has left the mausoleum

For the right price, you or a loved one can rest in peace in the tomb of The King.

Auctioneer Darren Julien is selling Elvis Presley’s original crypt to the highest bidder as part of his “Music Icons” auction next month.

The tomb is located inside the granite and marble mausoleum at the Forest Hill Cemetery in Memphis, Tenn.

Presley was interred there alongside his mother, Gladys, after he died on Aug. 16, 1977. Two months later, they were reburied at his Graceland home. The original crypt has remained empty ever since.

Julien said the winning bid from the auction beginning June 23 will receive the crypt, opening and closing of the vault for burial, a memorialization inscription and use of a chapel for a committal service. Transportation and funeral home charges are not included.

MSNBC talking head apologizes

MSNBC host Chris Hayes said he’s sorry for his comments about his discomfort with the use of the word “heroes” to describe fallen soldiers.

Hayes made the comments during his show on Sunday. He was met with a strong backlash, including from a veterans group.

Hayes said he was “uncomfortable” with the word because it seemed like a rhetorical device that could justify engaging in more wars.

In a blog post Monday on the show’s website, Hayes apologized for not living up to his own “standards of rigor, respect and empathy.”

He said he was trying to discuss the divide between the military and civilians but ended up reinforcing a stereotype of a pundit talking about something he hasn’t experienced.

The birthday bunch

Actor Clifton James is 91. Actor Kevin Conway (“Gods and Generals”) is 70. Actor Helmut Berger is 68. Singer Gary Brooker (Procol Harum) is 67. Singer Rebbie Jackson is 62. Composer Danny Elfman is 59. Singer LaToya Jackson is 56. Actor Ted Levine (“Monk”) is 55. Actress Annette Bening is 54. Actor Rupert Everett is 53. Singer Melissa Etheridge is 51. Singer Melanie Brown (“Scary Spice” of the Spice Girls) is 37.

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