March 19, 2014 in Nation/World

Justin Bieber shaky during sobriety test, police say

From Wire Reports
 

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Justin Bieber claimed after a shaky sobriety test in Florida that he was suffering from a hairline fracture in his right foot and made condescending comments to officers, according to a Miami Beach police document released Tuesday.

The police summary of Bieber’s performance on various sobriety tests following his Jan. 23 arrest shows that the pop singer told officers he had injured his foot skateboarding three months earlier. The officer had noted that Bieber appeared to sway and have leg tremors during one of the tests, and also winced as if in pain.

“He appeared to have great difficulty,” the report noted, adding that the injury never was mentioned or noticed after that test.

Bieber, who has pleaded not guilty to driving under the influence and other charges, also told officers he was not drag racing in a rented Lamborghini along with R&B singer Khalil Amir Sharieff, who was driving a Ferrari when both were stopped. Bieber, who turned 20 March 1, questioned why he was arrested in the first place.

The report describes Bieber as initially “agitated and condescending” and using frequent profanity when brought to the police station.

Bieber faces a May 5 trial date.

Stones drop tour dates Down Under

The Rolling Stones have called off tour dates in Australia and New Zealand following the death of Mick Jagger’s girlfriend, L’Wren Scott.

The iconic band said in a statement Tuesday they “are deeply sorry and disappointed to announce the postponement of the rest of their 14 ON FIRE tour.”

Scott, a noted fashion designer, died Monday in New York City.

Ticket holders should keep their tickets, the statement said.

Suit over leaked video to proceed

A lawsuit by Kim Kardashian and Kanye West over leaked footage of their marriage proposal can proceed because it does not violate the free speech rights of the co-founder of YouTube, a judge ruled Tuesday.

The ruling came as Superior Court Judge Ruth Ann Kwan rejected a motion by tech entrepreneur Chad Hurley seeking dismissal of the case against him on constitutional grounds.

Hurley was sued days after posting a 2½-minute video of West’s lavish proposal to Kardashian in October on his new video-sharing website MixBit.

Their court filings have stated the video pre-empted the official release of footage by E! Entertainment Television.

The birthday bunch

Jazz musician Ornette Coleman is 84. Author Philip Roth is 81. Actress Glenn Close is 67. Film producer Harvey Weinstein is 62. Actor Bruce Willis is 59. Rapper Bun B is 41.


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