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Dubai police cite Bieber for speeding

Justin Bieber is used to fans snapping his photo. Dubai police say he also triggered some speed cameras while driving a white Lamborghini during his stop in the Gulf city.

Dubai newspapers on Tuesday quoted a police official saying the megastar racked up a “number” of speeding fines before being pulled over.

The official was not named and no other details were given. The media office for the Dubai police referred to the reports when asked for comment.

Stars will perform in tribute to Jones

Before he passed away last month, George Jones had scheduled a star-packed final concert for November. It turns out the show will go on.

Jones’ widow, Nancy, said Tuesday that Garth Brooks, Kid Rock and several more performers have agreed to keep the Nov. 22 date and appear in tribute to Jones at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville. The show was previously sold out.

Jones died April 26 at a Nashville hospital at 81. Thousands attended a memorial last week in Nashville to celebrate a defining male voice of country music.

Nancy Jones also said Charlie Daniels, Jamey Johnson, the Oak Ridge Boys, Montgomery Gentry and Travis Tritt have signed on. Lineup updates will appear on Jones’ website.

Dr. Phil sues over Te’o hoax interview

A production company owned by television psychologist Dr. Phil has filed a federal lawsuit in Texas claiming improper use of an interview he conducted with the man who perpetrated a hoax on former Notre Dame football star Manti Te’o.

Texas-based Peteski Productions is claiming in the suit filed Monday that Gawker Media committed copyright infringement by airing portions of Phil McGraw’s interview with Ronaiah Tuiasosopo.

The 22-year-old Tuiasosopo has said he created the online persona of Lennay Kekua, a nonexistent woman whom Te’o said he fell in love with despite never meeting her in person.

The suit claims one of Gawker’s properties, the sports blog Deadspin, aired part of the interview before a February broadcast of “Dr. Phil.”

Cage shows support for tax incentives

A cameo by actor Nicolas Cage lent some pizazz to a hearing in the Nevada Legislature on a bill proposing tax incentives to entice filmmakers to produce in the Silver State.

The appearance by the “Leaving Las Vegas” star came as lawmakers discussed a proposal that would allow filmmakers to apply for tax credits up to $6 million per production. If approved, the filmmaker could then sell that tax credit to another Nevada business to use as a tax discount.

The birthday bunch

Comedian Don Rickles is 87. Singer Toni Tennille is 73. Rock musician Alex Van Halen is 60. Actor David Keith is 59. Singer Enrique Iglesias is 38.


 

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