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Justin Bieber’s problems du jour


While mom Pattie Mallette fended off teen admirers at her two local Books & Books appearances promoting her memoir, her son was stirring up all sorts of trouble elsewhere.

Chicago Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection spokeswoman Jennifer Lipford confirmed that the 19-year-old pop singer was listed as an underage guest on a citation of Bodi nightclub. Police cited the club early for admitting and knowingly having an underage person in the establishment, she said. Bieber performed in a concert at Chicago’s United Center on Tuesday.

The next step is for the citation to go to an administrative hearing. The club faces a fine of up to $1,000.

Bodi issued a statement saying Bieber made a brief appearance to support a friend who is a DJ and performing at the nightclub and that Bieber was not served alcohol.

Car trouble

Over in California, the rapper known as Lil Twist was arrested Thursday for investigation of driving under the influence after being stopped while behind the wheel of Bieber’s luxury sports car. Christopher Moore, 20, was pulled over around 3:30 a.m. on a Calabasas road leading to a gated community where the Biebs lives, said overworked LA County Sheriff’s Department spokesman Steve Whitmore. Moore was driving a 2012 Fisker registered to the pop star and going between 60 and 70 mph in an area that has a 30 mph speed limit because of construction. Investigators think Moore might have been under the influence of marijuana. Bail was set at $5,000 for the misdemeanor offense. Moore is signed to Lil Wayne’s Young Money Entertainment label imprint.

‘Gleeky’ affair

Will they marry in Miami? Blake Jenner, who turns 21 next month, has found love on the Glee set. He’s engaged to 24-year-old costar Melissa Benoist. The Felix Varela High School grad calls Los Angeles home now, so we’re not sure of his plans. During season four of Glee, Melissa’s character Marley decided not to date Blake’s character, Ryder, but sparks flew anyway. Jenner earned a spot on the series after winning The Glee Project.

Small bang

Speaking of sparks, or lack thereof: K aley Cuoco and Henry Cavill’s fling lasted a few weeks and died out. The actors first met at a party in June, according to reports. The thing is Cavill may have been too fast out of the gate. The superhero had just broken up with actress Gina Carano; Cuoco’s last relationship was with musician Bret Bollinger.

Free at last

Actress Leah Remini is expressing appreciation to fans and others following word of her break with the Church of Scientology.

In a statement issued by her talent agency, the former King of Queens star said she was grateful to the media, her colleagues and fans around the world for their “overwhelmingly positive support.” The New York Post is reporting that Remini reportedly threatened to call police when no one would answer her question about the location of Shelly Miscavige, wife of church leader David Miscavige. Miscavige’s wife has not been seen in public — except for one time — since 2006, a Scientology blogger reported. Remini’s questions led to her being put through “thought modification,” according to the Post.

Medical issues

Aretha Franklin has canceled a Detroit-area performance set for July 27, citing ongoing treatment. The show at DTE Energy Music Theatre had been scheduled for June 22, but Franklin postponed it to later this month. Then, in a letter written by the Grammy-winning singer and distributed Friday by her publicist, Franklin says she was canceling the show “one last time” due to an unspecified ongoing treatment.

Buy this land

Kevin Costner is asking $14 million for 1,000 acres of land he owns near the Old West gambling town of Deadwood in western South Dakota’s Black Hills. The property includes the site of the ill-fated Dunbar casino resort, a $100 million project that would have included a golf course and a steam-powered passenger train. It never materialized. The listing does not include Costner’s Midnight Star casino and restaurant, the tallest building on Deadwood’s Main Street, or the $6 million visitor attraction he owns on the town’s north edge called Tatanka: Story of the Bison. Costner filmed much of Dances with Wolves in South Dakota.

Trial continues

The director of Michael Jackson’s ill-fated comeback concerts told a jury that he was frightened when Jackson was shivering and seemed lost at one of his final rehearsals for the “This Is It” shows. The rehearsal occurred six days before Jackson died in June 2009, Kenny Ortega testified during a negligence lawsuit filed by Jackson’s mother against AEG Live LLC, the promoter of the concerts. Ortega called Jackson’s appearance “very, very troubling.”

Jackson wasn’t coherent when he arrived that day but improved somewhat as the night went on, Ortega said. The singer didn’t rehearse that night, the first time the director recalled seeing him after numerous missed rehearsals.

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