"Justin just is very uncomfortable about political issues - especially ones like abortion that are very divisive," said a Bieber insider. "He's all about entertaining his fans with his music and not interested in pushing a political agenda. . . . Furthermore, I don't believe he agrees with his mom on this issue."
Hump Day at Sundance
Jason Andreozzi has been cited by police in Park City, Utah, for riding a camel and obstructing traffic as film fans crowded the streets during the Sundance Film Festival.
Andreozzi was promoting a movie he directed that didn't make it into the festival lineup.
Police cited Andreozzi for riding the camel along Park Avenue and Main Street on Friday afternoon.
They said they also gave Andreozzi a warning about distributing fliers.
Andreozzi said he wasn't impeding traffic or handing out flyers.
His film looks at Egypt during the Arab Spring, and he says that he chose a camel because people identify the animal with the country.
How long until the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee protests that?
Tattle was unable to find out much about Andreozzi's film, but we believe it's a docu-dromedary.
* Fox Business host Stuart
Varney told the gang at "Fox & Friends" on Monday that "Downton Abbey" may be sending a good, conservative message to its liberal fans.
"The politics of 'Downton' are very important and it's important that they are popular in America today," Varney said. "Rich people, powerful people, in America today, are reviled. They're dismissed as fat cats who don't pay their fair share. We just hate 'em - 'Rich people are evil' . . . Yet, along comes this show 'Downton Abbey' - rich people prominently featured and they're generous; they're nice people; they create jobs, for heaven's sake; they're classy; they've got style and we love 'em. . . . That show is wildly popular, which poses a threat to the left, doesn't it?"
Darn that PBS and its conservative agenda! Why does the government continue to fund it?
* There's a reason why kids want
to grow up to be pop stars and athletes: because you can make a lot of money very quickly.
It seems like One Direction are still newbies on the music scene, but the London Sun reports that the boy band's Niall Horan has reportedly plunked down nearly $2.4 million for a gated community mansion near the Kardashians, the Osbournes and Jennifer Lopez.
"Niall wanted a permanent place in the States because One Direction will be spending a lot more time there this year, and he didn't want to stay in a string of hotels," said a Niall source. "He's made friends already with his Kardashian neighbors and the younger Kardashian sisters love him and his Irish accent."
And in a couple of years, when teen girls are Direction-less, there will be some new flavor of the month to buy the property.
* Miss America Mallory Hagan
said she made it to President Obama's inauguration on Monday even though it was chilly.
In an interview Saturday, Mallory said that even though she had a ticket, she wasn't sure if she would attend Obama's public swearing-in ceremony, because "it's going to be freezing."
But Monday she tweeted a photo of herself from the inauguration wrapped in a blue scarf with the words "bundled up!" She later tweeted that she was "proud to be an American."
And we're proud that you were
able to tough it out, Mallory.
* Next time we have extra tickets
to the Palaestra, no point in asking George Stephanopoulos.
During ABC's coverage of the inauguration, George misidentified 6-foot-9 basketball legend Bill Russell as movie legend Morgan Freeman.
That's OK, because Russell always confuses George Stephanopoulos with Debbie Matenopoulos.
- Daily News wire services
contributed to this report.