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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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