Pop star Justin Bieber was scheduled to blow into town Thursday for two weekend shows at AmericanAirlines Arena in downtown Miami.
So, he got a couple days off? He only wishes.
The 22-year-old singer of I’m Sorry has a date with a bunch of lawyers on the 37th floor of One Biscayne Tower for what could be an eight-hour ordeal on Friday.
Eight hours, or his full and complete answers to more than 100 legal questions, whichever comes first.
Bieber is set to be deposed in a lawsuit brought by a Miami photographer who says he was attacked by the singer’s bodyguards in January 2013, when he took photos of Bieber with a woman who wasn’t his on-again, off-again girlfriend Selena Gomez.
Before the deposition begins, according to legal documents, Bieber’s lawyers are going to ask Miami-Dade Circuit Court Judge Jerald Bagley to limit the scope of the questioning and make sure the video of the grilling doesn’t get released to the media.
Bagley is supposed to render his order in time for Friday’s depo.
Neither John Bond Atkinson, Bieber’s attorney, nor Mark DiCowden, paparazzo Manuel Munoz’s mouthpiece, returned calls for comment.
No takers for Rubio
Former president wannabe Marco Rubio’s personal brand of capitalism seems a tad off kilter.
The Republican stalwart’s been trying to sell his suburban West Miami house for several years, to no avail. But then, every time Rubio puts it on the market, he adjusts the price upward instead of the other way around. He just re-listed the crib on Southwest 13th Street for $720,000.
Funny thing is, the 2,600-square-foot house couldn’t sell in 2013 for $630,000. So the junior senator pulled it off the market. He re-listed in 2014 for $696,000, according to property records. No taker then either, and off the market it went.
The For Sale went back up two weeks ago on the four-bedroom place in the El Retiro subdivision.
What’s up, Tiger?
There’s something fishy at golf legend Tiger Woods’ popular restaurant in Jupiter.
State health inspectors descended on the year-old The Woods Jupiter for a kitchen check earlier this month and left a few hours later after handing the manager three high-priority violations. Those included the storing of uncooked seafood in temperatures more than 20 degrees higher than the state-mandated 41 degrees.
Raw scallops were being stored at 63 degrees and lobster tails were being stored at 62 degrees, according to the paperwork. And raw chicken was at a balmy 53 degrees. Great for breeding bacteria, not so good for the eating public.
Other lower-level violations included an employee failing to wash his hands before changing gloves and raw meat stored too close to ready-to-eat food.
Still, The Woods got a passing grade. A Woods employee who picked up the phone at the restaurant hung up when asked about the inspection.