Justin Bieber’s Florida stops on the new world tour that’s scheduled to kick off in early March are likely to be busier than the average concert stop — and again cloaked in controversy.
Bieber, 21, who’s supposed to rock AmericanAirlines Arena July 1 and 2 after shows in Jacksonville and Orlando, has been ordered to also make himself available for a deposition in a lawsuit that could take two days.
Good thing he’s got the long Fourth of July weekend off!
According to Miami-Dade County records, Judge Jerald Bagley told Bieber to not only appear for the deposition in Florida instead of his home state of California, but to show up for the court proceedings before July 31 — or else.
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Bagley is forcing Bieber’s hand after the singer of Boyfriend and Sorry claimed he would not be available at any time from Feb. 16 to Dec. 31.
The depo has to do with Bieber being sued by a second Miami paparazzo who claims Bieber ordered bodyguards to “get him” after he took photos of the troubled star outside a nightclub with a model.
The short foot chase ended in an all-night Subway sandwich shop, where shutterbug Manuel Munoz was recorded begging not to be hurt.
“The judge understands Bieber is making it hard on us,” said Mark DiCowden, Munoz’s attorney.
DOCTOR OFF HOOK
For once, there’s good news for high-profile Miami neurosurgeon Bruno Gallo.
More than a year ago, the married doctor and University of Miami professor was accused of having an affair with patient Lisa Morse, sometimes at his office.
Things unraveled quickly: No more UM gig for him; cops got involved after someone scratched “no more I love yous” on his car’s door; ex-coworkers heaped scorn on the guy.
Now the good news: Miami-Dade Circuit Court Judge Rosa Rodriguez recently dismissed the defamation lawsuit that Morse filed against Gallo, who’s now in a private practice.
Morse claimed Gallo defamed her when he had her banned from the UM campus after she started stalking him.
Remember Marc Foley?
Back in 2008, U.S. congressman, a Republican from Lake Worth, spectacularly resigned after his suggestive text messages to male pages, including one under age, popped up in the public realm.
It was the first time that most of his constituents heard officially that Foley was gay.
Guess you could say all’s well that ends well.
This week Foley, 61, who started living as an openly gay man in the wake of the scandal, introduced us to his new love, 26-year-old ER nurse Ryan Ruark.
Said Foley: “He caught my attention even more when I first rode in his car. I expected crazy music on his radio but, instead, it was Frank Sinatra. I said to myself: ‘Wow, this is great.’ ”
FOR SALE, FOR A SONG
Just a month after the death of her husband, Canadian chanteuse Celine Dion got serious about selling her South Florida mansion.
She’s discounted the six-acre property and its private waterpark in sleepy Jupiter Island by nearly $30 million.
She originally put it on the market for $72.5 million in 2013. It’s now on sale for a mere $45.5 million.