It shakes your faith in human nature. Unless, like us at "SideShow," you had none to begin with. Comes word that that Kleen-kut Kanadian Kid Justin Bieber, in the last throes of being 16, is being investigated in connection with - OMG! - assault charges. We knew there was something false with his affable, lovable, squishy little cute-boot equability, didn't you? Police in British Columbia are investigating claims that the savage, menacing J-Bieb pushed a 12-year-old boy during a game of laser tag. What? Is there no death penalty in Canada? According to TMZ, the site was a laser tag emporium. Cornered by a gang of little guys blasting ray-guns at him, the raging, pitiless Bieber pushed his way out, the little boy fell down, he cried, and his parents called police. Nobody would be wantin' to get paid here, would they? Course not. What a terrible thing to suggest. Be quiet.
LaBoeuf's anti-photographer momentWho else is running amok, and in our nation's capital, too? Right: that monstrous blot on human history, Shia LaBoeuf. The Man of Many Vowels threw a cup of cold coffee on paparazzo Mark Wilkins, according to the latter. No word on whether it was a triple-shot, no-whip, decaf caramel macchiato or just cold, icky joe. A vid of the caffeinated baptism has gone viral. Shia, in D.C. to film Transformers: Dark of the Moon, hurled the gelid brew at Wilkins when the latter's photo attentions exceeded Shia's notion of the decorous. Shia may be bummed about his breakup (according to Perez Hilton) with darling Carey Mulligan.
Jolie wins battle to film in Bosnia
Poor Angelina Jolie. The serial adoptive mother, political activist, philanthropist, and, oh yeah, actress, gets dumped on a lot. She and arm-ornament Brad Pitt were called "colonial overlords" for supposedly special treatment received in Namibia during their adoption of a child. She's called too white to play Cleopatra (unlike those dusky beauties Claudette Colbert and Elizabeth Taylor?) in a coming epic directed by epic ego James Cameron. Now her untitled film, Angie-written, Angie-directed, to be filmed in Bosnia, is drawing ire. It's a love story between a Bosnian woman and a Serbian soldier during the Bosnian war. Problem: Rumor said it's a tale of a rape victim who falls in love with her captor. Women Victims of War, a group that defends such women, hated that. Bosnian culture minister Gavrilo Grahovac withdrew Angelina's film permit. Well, all nice now. Grahovac granted the permit yesterday, and filming is set to begin in Sarajevo in November, starring Bosnian actress Zana Marjanovic as the lead.