Gossip extra

Strange turns in Justin Bieber case

 

Gossipextra.com

The lawsuit brought by a Miami Beach paparazzo against pop star Justin Bieber and one of his bodyguards is taking a couple of strange turns.

For one thing, Hugo Hesny, the Broward-based celebrity bodyguard named as a defendant, is still working for the singer despite the June incident and was recently videotaped roughing up another shutterbug in Argentina.

Second: Russell Adler, shutterbug Jeffery Binion’s attorney and a former partner in Ponzi schemer Scott Rothstein’s law firm, was just suspended for three months by the bar association.

The suspension, which kicks in Dec. 16, is the result of an investigation into Adler’s alleged lies to a condo association in New York City about the financing of an apartment he bought there.

Bodyguard Hesny, meanwhile, has popped up on YouTube grabbing a photographer during a scuffle outside a nightclub visited by Bieber in Buenos Aires.

Hesny can be seen chasing then hit the lensman until local police intervenes.

The new evidence, says Adler, warrants an amended complaint in which Bieber will be asked to pay millions in punitive damages.

“It’s proof positive that Justin Bieber is directing Mr. Hesny’s violent acts and approving them,” Adler said. “Justin Bieber failed to take action against the bodyguard after the Miami incident.”

Bieber, 20, is scheduled to be deposed in the Miami lawsuit Jan. 23 near his Los Angeles home. Adler is trying to have Hesny deposed at the same place Jan. 24, but his lawyers have been filing motions to protect Hesny from the deposition.

So far, Bieber’s lawyers have denied that Hesny works for the singer, and Hesny’s cited self-defense as the reason for the Binion incident.

Paying it off

Congrats to Miami Heat enforcer Udonis Haslem.

Haslem has paid off a $2.4 million mortgage he took from Citibank in 2007 when he bought his Broward County mansion.

And he paid 24 years early on the 30-year loan.

Haslem, 33, bought the 14,000-square-foot mansion in the Westfield Estates of Southwest Ranches for $3.2 million.

Haslem’s fancy residence went to the forefront of the news in April when it was burglarized. Sheriff’s deputies likely disrupted the burglars: They found trash bags of Haslem’s stuff on the driveway when they got there.

Ringing in the new

The stars are starting to line up for New Year’s Eve in Miami Beach.

Word is the Fontainebleau Miami Beach will have tongue-sticking, pint-sized troublemaker Miley Cyrus as co-host of its poolside revelry.

Singer Pharrell ( Blurred Lines, Get Lucky) will also host, and DJ Afrojack is the featured musical act.

Singe ticket prices: $275 including open bar for three hours. For $40,000 (plus a $3,200 “service charge”), you could take 30 of your friends and sit closest to the stage.

The SLS Hotel South Beach is getting the other half of the Blurred Lines song, Robin Thicke, who’s scheduled to perform, also poolside, along with up-and-coming singer Skylar Grey.

Single tickets are on sale for $500.

Read more People stories from the Miami Herald

  •  
Andre 3000 of Outkast performs on stage at Wireless Festival at Finsbury Park on July 6, 2014 in London, United Kingdom.

    In the spotlight

    Andre 3000 of Outkast channels Jimi Hendrix

    Since April, André 3000 has been on the road, traveling from festival to festival with his old partner Big Boi to celebrate the 20th anniversary of their debut album as Outkast. And on Sept. 26, he’ll star, under his original name, André Benjamin, as Jimi Hendrix in Jimi: All Is by My Side, a biopic about the year just before Hendrix’s breakthrough, when he moved to London, underwent a style transformation and squared off against Eric Clapton.

  • Celebrity birthdays on Aug. 31

    Singer Van Morrison is 69. Actor Richard Gere is 65. Rock singer Glenn Tilbrook (Squeeze) is 57. Rock musician Gina Schock (The Go-Go’s) is 57. Singer Tony DeFranco (The DeFranco Family) is 55. R&B musician Larry Waddell (Mint Condition) is 51. Singer-composer Deborah Gibson is 44. Rock musician Greg Richling (Wallflowers) is 44. Actor Chris Tucker is 42. Actress Sara Ramirez is 39. R&B singer Tamara (Trina & Tamara) is 37.

  •  
(L-R) Cirque du Soleil's Jamie King, producer/musician Emilio Estefan Jr. and entertainment manager Bernie Yuman attend the SLS Las Vegas grand opening celebration at SLS Las Vegas on August 22, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

    La vida local

    Emilio Estefan ready to party; composers talk ‘Dora & Friends’; ‘Love Boat’ reunion

    Jamie King, writer and director of Cirque du Soleil Michael Jackson The Immortal World Tour and Cirque du Soleil Michael Jackson One in Vegas, has teamed with Emilio Estefan and executive producer Bernie Yuman to develop, produce, choreograph and score the massive spring 2015 grand opening gala of the hyper luxe Nassau resort Baha Mar.

Miami Herald

Join the
Discussion

The Miami Herald is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere on the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.

The Miami Herald uses Facebook's commenting system. You need to log in with a Facebook account in order to comment. If you have questions about commenting with your Facebook account, click here.

Have a news tip? You can send it anonymously. Click here to send us your tip - or - consider joining the Public Insight Network and become a source for The Miami Herald and el Nuevo Herald.

Hide Comments

This affects comments on all stories.

Cancel OK

  • Marketplace

Today's Circulars

  • Quick Job Search

Enter Keyword(s) Enter City Select a State Select a Category