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Justin Bieber addresses Argentine flag incident

 

Mistaken identity

Belieb it, Justin Bieber meant no disrespect when he swept an Argentine flag off the stage in Buenos Aires Nov. 9 (when he came down with “food poisoning”). After a video surfaced of the alleged offensive act, he Tweeted that he thought the bandera was a shirt and was trying to keep the area clean.

Meat spat

Some South Dakota farmers and ranchers are upset by Joan Jett performing on the state’s float in the annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. Jett is a supporter of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, which promotes a vegetarian diet and criticizes livestock production practices.

Frenemy alert

There’s no feud between Mark Wahlberg and Tom Cruise. The ex rapper is backpedaling, saying he “loves” Cruise after harsh comments at the L.A. premiere of his movie Lone Survivor, in which he plays a Navy Seal. Wahlberg told reporters that anybody who compares acting to fighting in a war is “not cool,” as Cruise did in his deposition for his libel suit against Bauer Publishing.

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    Sean Connery loves soccer (and Caffe Abbracci)

    Sean Connery had dinner Monday night with a group of friends at Caffe Abbracci. Connery greeted and shook hands with fans as he entered the room and was overheard chatting with restaurant owner Nino Pernetti about the World Cup, saying he regrets that his native country Scotland did not qualify and that England was eliminated in the first round. He did concede that Germany was the rightful winner. Connery also told Pernetti that what he enjoys most in life after making movies is ... soccer. The ex 007 left the restaurant, saying “Cheerio,” to the owner and his starstruck guests.

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    Starz' ‘Outlander' brings novels to life

    Prepare to bend your mind. Premiering on the Starz network on Saturday at 9 p.m., Outlander is adapted from Diana Gabaldon’s wildly popular novels. Claire, a lovely British Army nurse on a second honeymoon in Scotland, is mysteriously swept from 1945 back to 1743, plopped into a strange and alien existence, including marriage to a dashing Scottish warrior, even as she struggles to return to “modern” times and the husband she left behind.

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