Sideshow: Egg-throwing Bieber charged with vandalism

George Clooney gets an apology over an article claiming fiancee's mother disapproves.
George Clooney gets an apology over an article claiming fiancee's mother disapproves. (EVAN AGOSTINI / AP)
Posted: July 11, 2014

Bieber: Menace II society!

Rebel yell! Canadian rabble-rouser Justin Bieber, 20, pleaded no contest Wednesday to a misdemeanor vandalism charge for throwing eggs at a neighbor's home and must pay $80,900 in damages and serve two years on probation.

Bieber also was ordered to complete five days of community labor and a 12-week anger-management program and to stay away from the victim and his family for two years.

Bieber was charged after the Jan. 14 incident - his attorney had called it "a silly prank" - in Calabasas, Calif.

Daily Mail: Sorry, George

British tabloid the Daily Mail apologized Wednesday for running a story that claimed George Clooney's fiancee Amal Alamuddin's mom Baria objected to the marriage on religious grounds.

Clooney was upset. "If they fabricate stories of Amal being pregnant, or that the marriage will take place on the set of Downton Abbey," he said, "I don't care. But this lie involves larger issues." The Mail has promised a full investigation.

Radcliffe: No more 'Potter'!

Much bleating and pleasurable gulping noises came Tuesday when J.K. Rowling posted a new Harry Potter story on her site ( www.pottermore.com).

Then began speculation: Will the story, set when Harry and his pals are in their 30s, be made into a film?

If so, it'll be made without Daniel Radcliffe.

"My inclination is to say no," DR told the media at a confab to publicize his magical, masterful Mikhail Bulgakov TV adaptation of A Young Doctor's Notebook, costarring Jon Hamm. "I don't think it's a question that's even - not even hypothetical."

The charts: Très Trey

Trey Songz ( Tremaine Neverson) has taken the top spot on the Billboard album chart this week with his new album, Trigga, selling 105,000 units, according to Nielsen SoundScan. It's his second album after 2012's Chapter V to debut at No. 1.

Mr. Songz pushes Ed Sheeran's x down one rung to No. 2. It sold 53,000 copies.   

Gossip petits fours

Ryan Gosling ( Only God Forgives) is going to be a dad. Access Hollywood and OK! mag report that his gal, Eva Mendes, 40, is seven months pregnant. . . . Singer-actor  

Frank Stallone, 63, younger brother to Sylvester, has entered the Betty Ford Center for treatment of alcohol abuse, People says. . . .

Pamela Anderson versifies

Former Playboy model and Baywatch star Pamela Anderson, 47, has taken to poetry to express dismay at the dissolution of her second marriage to Rick Salomon, 46. (They were wed for two months in '07; this time the marriage lasted six months.)

"Obsessive love ... unhealthy, hopeless - knocked sideways," Anderson writes on Facebook.

"I love being in love - but expectations make it impossible to be happy - or satisfied."


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