March 31, 2013 in Nation/World

Bieber’s pet monkey caught up in customs

From Wire Reports
 

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A German official says Justin Bieber had to leave a monkey in quarantine after arriving in the country last week without the necessary papers for the animal.

The 19-year-old singer arrived at Munich airport last Thursday. Customs spokesman Thomas Meister said Saturday that when he went through customs he didn’t have the documentation necessary to bring the capuchin monkey into the country, so the animal had to stay with authorities.

Bieber performed in Munich on Thursday night on the latest leg of his European tour.

Jolie film ruled to have not infringed

A federal judge says actress Angelina Jolie didn’t steal the story for her movie “In the Land of Blood and Honey” from a Croatian author.

City News Service reports Friday’s tentative ruling in Los Angeles will throw out the suit accusing Jolie of copyright infringement.

In 2011, author James Braddock sued Jolie and the film company that made the film, saying it was partly based on his book “The Soul Shattering.”

U.S. District Judge Dolly M. Gee wrote in a tentative ruling that the plots, characters and themes in the two works were not “substantially” similar, though both centered on war romances.

Jolie wrote, directed and co-produced the film.

Renner father of newborn girl

Actor Jeremy Renner is a dad.

“The Hurt Locker” star and girlfriend Sonni Pacheco confirmed Friday that they are the parents of 7-pound Ava Berlin Renner.

A statement released by a Renner spokeswoman says the new parents “are beyond thrilled.”

Renner has also starred in “The Bourne Legacy” and “The Avengers.”

Williams counters divorce petition

A lawyer for reality television star Porsha Williams says his client has filed a counterclaim for divorce against her former NFL player husband, Kordell Stewart.

Lawyer Randy Kessler said Friday that Williams responded with the counterclaim after Stewart filed for divorce in Fulton County Superior Court in Atlanta last week. Stewart’s filing says his marriage to Williams is “irretrievably broken.”

The pair appear on Bravo’s “The Real Housewives of Atlanta.” Kessler said earlier this week that Williams learned of the divorce from the media.

The birthday bunch

Musician Herb Alpert is 78. Actor Christopher Walken is 70. Actress Rhea Perlman is 65. Rock musician Angus Young (AC/DC) is 58. Actor Ewan McGregor is 42. Pop musician Jack Antonoff (fun.) is 29.


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