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Justin Bieber apologizes (again) after second video emerges

 
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Justin Bieber: immature fool or racist? You decide. The Confident singer, 20, is apologizing again for racially insensitive comments in a second video that’s emerged recently. This clip, posted first by TMZ, shows a 14-year-old Bieber replacing the last word of the title lyric to his 2009 hit One Less Lonely Girl to the N-word and mentioning the Ku Klux Klan.

“Facing my mistakes from years ago has been one of the hardest things I’ve ever dealt with,” read his statement “I feel now that I need to take responsibility for those mistakes...” One guy in his corner is Russell Brand. On his YouTube show, The Trews, the comedian says, “It was ages ago when he used to have that haircut. You can’t do him for stuff he [has] done when he had that haircut.”

Cash cows

Could Tori Spelling and Dean McDermott be that hard-up that they are faking marital problems? Sure seems like it. Next stunt is to renew their vows in front of cameras. An insider close to the couple tells Life & Style: “It’s not for them, it’s for ratings and money.” They’ve already done the exchanging vows thing on their other reality show Tori & Dean, to boost ratings.

Glitter saga

British prosecutors are charging Gary Glitter with eight sex offenses involving teenage girls. The charges against the former pop star (born Paul Gadd), are related to two women aged 12 and 14 at the time of the alleged offenses between 1977 and 1980. The 70-year-old was arrested in 2012 amid a national investigation that was launched in the wake of a child abuse scandal surrounding late BBC entertainer Jimmy Savile.

Going public

More than a year after filing for divorce from high school sweetheart Jessica Ussery, Jason Aldean made his first red carpet appearance holding hands with former American Idol contestant Brittany Kerr at the CMT Music Awards. A video taken of Aldean's sloppy bar kiss with the former NBA cheerleader in September 2012 ultimately ended his marriage with Ussery, with whom he has two kids.

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FILE - In this Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014 file photo, Peaches Geldof arrives to attend the ETAM's ready to wear fall/winter 2014-2015 fashion collection presented in Paris. A British coroner has concluded that model and TV personality Peaches Geldof died from a heroin overdose. Coroner Roger Hatch said Wednesday that Geldof had taken a fatal dose after a period of trying to come off the drug. The 25-year-old daughter of Live Aid organizer Bob Geldof was found dead at her home south of London on April 7, 2014.

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    Actress Gloria DeHaven is 89. Radio personality Don Imus is 74. Actor Larry Manetti (“Magnum, P.I.”) is 67. Actor Woody Harrelson is 53. Guitarist Martin Gore of Depeche Mode is 53. Actor Eriq Lasalle (“ER”) is 52. Guitarist Slash is 49. Model Stephanie Seymour is 46. Comedian Marlon Wayans is 42. Singer Michelle Williams (Destiny’s Child) is 34. Actor Paul Wesley (“The Vampire Diaries”) is 32. Actor Daniel Radcliffe is 25.

  • The music scene

    Weird Al still making fun of hit songs

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