Rita Ora has spoken out in defence of troubled pop star Justin Bieber following his conviction in Florida this week (beg11Aug14), insisting she is a big fan of his new bad boy image. The 20-year-old singer has dashed his clean-cut reputation in recent months with a slew of legal troubles, including a conviction on a vandalism charge for pelting a neighbour's house with eggs, and pleading guilty to careless driving and resisting arrest stemming from a DUI bust in Florida.
However, Ora is adamant Bieber's antics, which also include an ongoing prosecution in his native Canada on an assault charge, just make him more attractive.
In an upcoming interview with 4Music.com show Rock The Look With Rimmel London, Ora is asked whether she "fancies" Bieber and she replies, "Who doesn't?"
Ora goes on to add, "I think everyone feels the Bieber fever the same way. I like how he's evolved, he's growing up, he's doing his thing. I like his stance and how he carries himself."
This week (beg11Aug14), Bieber was sentenced to anger management classes, ordered to pay a series of fines, and told to donate $50,000 (£29,412) to a local children's charity as part of a plea deal stemming from his DUI case.
Justin Bieber has escaped a DUI conviction after striking a plea deal and agreeing to complete an anger management course following his arrest in Florida earlier this year (14). The Baby hitmaker was charged with DUI, resisting arrest and driving on an expired licence in January (14) after he was caught drag racing with a pal in Miami Beach.
He pleaded not guilty to the counts and the case was due to go to trial later this summer (14).
However, his attorney Mark Shapiro has managed to negotiate a deal with prosecutors, which was officially accepted in court on Wednesday (13Aug14).
Bieber was not present for the hearing, during which Shapiro entered guilty pleas on his behalf for misdemeanour charges of careless driving and resisting arrest.
Under the terms of the agreement, the DUI count was dropped and the singer was ordered to complete 12 hours of anger management counselling, pay a series of fines, and donate $50,000 (£29,412) to a local children's charity, which Bieber has already done.
It's the latest legal victory for Bieber - last month (Jul14), he also settled a misdemeanour vandalism case by pleading no contest to the count, relating to a reported egg attack on a California neighbour's home earlier this year (14).
He is still facing prosecution in Canada amid allegations he lashed out at a limousine driver in December (13), and he is also fighting an assault lawsuit filed against him by a paparazzo in Miami following an altercation last summer (13).
Life is often stranger than fiction, and we have proof of it today with news that pop star Justin Bieber saved a man from a bear attack. We'll give you a moment to take that in.
A 42 year-old fisherman named Igor Vorozhbitsyn was minding his business, fishing in Russia's Yakutia Republic, when he was attacked by a brown bear. He explained that he was walking to his car, when suddenly "there was a tremendous impact on my back and the bear was on top of me." In a case of what has to be the greatest timing ever, someone called him, and his phone began to ring just as the bear was clawing the poor man. Luckily for him, his granddaughter had jokingly changed his ringtone to Bieber's Baby, and as soon as the bear heard it, he ran off. Because brown bears in Yakutia Republic literally cannot stand Justin Bieber.
He may not be your favorite pop star, but at least his music is out here saving awesome-sounding fisherman granddads from bear attacks.
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Justin Bieber's DUI case has been postponed again at the request of lawyers for both the pop superstar and Florida prosecutors. The Baby hitmaker stands accused of resisting arrest and driving under the influence (DUI) after he was caught drag racing with a pal in Miami Beach in January (14).
The case was expected to go to trial this summer (14), but the two sides have been trying to work out a plea deal for the past few weeks, and at a brief hearing on 16 July (14), they were granted an additional three weeks to secure an agreement.
They returned to Miami-Dade County Court on Tuesday (05Aug14), when they were again given extra time to work on the case.
A hearing to determine whether Bieber will be tried on the misdemeanour charges has now been scheduled for next Wednesday (13Aug14).
The 20 year old, who was not in court on Tuesday, has pleaded not guilty to the counts.
The singer is currently on probation after pleading no contest to misdemeanour vandalism in July (14) following an egging incident on a California neighbour's home earlier this year (14).
He is also facing prosecution in Canada amid allegations he lashed out at a limousine driver in December (13), and he is still fighting an assault lawsuit filed against him by a paparazzo in Miami following an altercation last summer (13).
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Another day, another Justin Bieber scandal. In the past, many of Hollywood’s elite have voiced their negative opinions of the Biebs, but recently Orlando Bloom chose to use his fists instead. Early Wednesday morning, it appears that the Biebs and Bloom were in less of a partying mood, and more of a fighting one. It’s not clear what sparked the fight (as if you need a reason to hit Bieber), but we’re totally #TeamOrlando. Bloom joins the ranks of these other celebrity Bieber-haters.
This funny man first tweeted his sincerest feelings about Bieber back in January:
All jokes aside, Justin Bieber is a piece of shit.
— Seth Rogen (@Sethrogen) January 23, 2014
When he appeared on Howard Stern's radio show, Rogen elaborated with a story. When Rogen and Bieber were both guests on a German talk show, a member of Bieber's team reached out to Rogen because the pop star wanted to meet him. It wasn’t exactly the meet up he’d expected.
"[...] I went outside to meet him and he was acting like I asked to meet him. It was very nonchalant, 'Yo man. Wassup,' and I was like, 'What the f*ck, I don't give a f*ck about, I don't want to meet you. Don't act all nonplussed to meet me. I didn't want to meet you. I was totally cool not meeting you… But I was like, fine, I wouldn't have said anything, I was like, 'He's a bit of a motherf*cker. Whatever. He's young, the kid's a dick.'"
In 2012, Bell began his hobby of being Justin Bieber's biggest hater, using Twitter as his weapon. At first, the tweets were pretty tame.
I wouldn't randomly bash @katyperry....bieber however lol
— Drake Bell (@DrakeBell) July 3, 2012
It didn't stop there, though. Bell continued poking fun at Bieber’s talent and his "crazy" #beliebers over time. It’s become commonplace in the Twitter world for Bell to shoot off a crack or two about Bieber. But more recently, Bell has unleashed his true and honest hatred for Bieber.
When is someone going to tell this idiot he can't draw.His art is almost as bad as his music. Talentless artless pic.twitter.com/N3xiPFfQNz
— Drake Bell (@DrakeBell) January 16, 2014
Wilde isn’t a fan of how often Bieber is shirtless (same Olivia, same). She took to Twitter last March to rant, “Bieber, put your f*cking shirt on. (unless you lost all your shirts in a fire in which case my condolences and please purchase a new shirt.)” She's since deleted this tweet.
The former Saturday Night Live cast member doesn’t have any fond memories from when Bieber hosted the late-night gig. Hader even considers Bieber the worst host in the show's history.
When he appeared on Conan O’Brien’s show, McHale was asked why someone would egg a house. His quick response was, “Because he’s a f*cking idiot.”
In his interview with Men’s Health, Hamm made it apparent that he believes Bieber is a person without any real life skills.
"Look at Bieber or whoever. You’re like, ‘What the fuck, man? What are you doing? Why?’ There’s no one telling those people no, and it’s a shame. Is there a mom or a dad or a really good friend who can say, ‘Hey, shithead!’ You see people in the world and you’re like, ‘Do you know how a washing machine works? Do you know how to wash a dish?’ Life skills are something we’re missing.”
Jon Bon Jovi:
Bon Jovi, whose career spans longer than Bieber’s life, talked to The London Evening Standard about Bieber’s blatant disregard for his fans, showing up anywhere from an hour to two hours late to his concerts.
"Every generation has guys that do that, none of that is new. [...] Do it once, you can be forgiven. Do it enough times and shame on you. They won’t have you back. Then it just becomes a cliché. It’s really not cool — you’re an asshole. Go to f***in’ work!”
Like some of us, Wilson wanted to look back on the good ol’ Bieber days. We might have separate opinions on what those actually are, however.
Im starting to miss the young, adorable mop bucket peeing, house egging & strip club raging Bieber of 2013. #belieber #DUIeber
— RainnWilson (@rainnwilson) January 23, 2014
Like Drake Bell, Padalecki has no shame in taunting Bieber on Twitter. During the scandalous “Egg-gate,” Padalecki tweeted the star directly.
"Hey @justinbieber, how much are you paying your friend for pretending that it was HIS cocaine, and taking the fall for you?"
Braff was there to tweet what we all really felt when Bieber’s life became a DUI, drag-racing hot mess.
Who amongst us hasn't drag-raced a Lambo in Miami on pills? #FreeBieber
— Zach Braff (@zachbraff) January 23, 2014
Another tweeter-than-deleter, Biggs once went off on a massive Twitter rant, unleashing some intense feelings about the Biebs.
“Can you beat the c*** out of Bieber? Is that what you can do?”
“Maybe the police kept getting contact highs whenever they went over there?”
“I would get my actual jaguar and smear him in meat when I went to make my citizen’s arrest.”
And of course, the most recent, Orlando Bloom:
Bloom finally did what we’ve all wanted to do, if we’re being honest, and took a swing at Bieber. This may not actually count as a fight, but we’re still going to say Bloom totally won.
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Orlando Bloom Throws Punch at Justin Bieber
Bonus points: Bloom's Lord Of The Rings buddy, Dominic Monaghan, had the best reaction to this situation, ever.
.@TheLadBible: Orlando has won infinite lad points after punching Justin Bieber last night in Ibiza For the shire! http://t.co/yotFnVReEj”
— Dominic Monaghan (@DomsWildThings) July 30, 2014
Pop star Justin Bieber has been photographed apparently drinking beer in a nightclub in breach of strict age-limit laws.
The Baby hitmaker, 20, headed to the popular Bootsy Bellows nightclub in West Hollywood, California this week (ends20Jul14) with controversial singer Chris Brown and was snapped topless and clutching a bottle of lager as he chatted to a female reveller.
The legal age for drinking alcohol in the U.S. is 21, and editors at TMZ.com report officials at the California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control are investigating whether the venue's owners have breached conditions of their licence. The nightclub is co-owned by actor David Arquette.
The incident is the latest scandal for Bieber - he is currently at the centre of a driving under the influence (DUI) case following his arrest in Miami, Florida in January (14), and he is also facing prosecution in his native Canada over claims he lashed out at a limousine driver in December (13).
Justin Bieber's lawyer has been granted another three weeks to secure a plea deal with prosecutors in the pop superstar's Florida DUI case. The 20-year-old hitmaker was slapped with charges of resisting arrest and DUI in January (14) after he was accused of drag racing with a pal in Miami Beach.
The case was expected to go to trial this summer (14), but reports last month (Jun14) suggested the counts would be dropped if the singer completes an anger management course.
A brief hearing was held in a Miami court on Wednesday (16Jul14), when it was revealed a plea agreement had yet to be finalised.
Bieber's lawyer Mark Shapiro and Assistant State Attorney David Gilbert filed a joint motion asking for extra time to negotiate a deal, and the request was granted by Miami-Dade County Judge William Altfield.
The two sides will meet in court again on 5 August (14). If a plea deal is not reached by that date, they will discuss plans to move to trial.
Bieber was not in court for the hearing.
The DUI case is just one of the singer's legal woes - he is also facing prosecution in Canada amid allegations he lashed out at a limousine driver in December (13), and earlier this week (begs14Jul14), he was ordered to sit for another deposition in an assault lawsuit filed against him by a paparazzo in Miami following an altercation last summer (13).
Justin Bieber has been ordered to sit for another round of deposition questions as part of an assault lawsuit filed against the superstar by a photographer in Miami, Florida. Snapper Jeffrey Binion is seeking damages from the Baby hitmaker amid allegations he was choked by the singer's bodyguard, Hugh Hesney, and forced to delete images he had taken after Bieber took issue with being photographed outside a recording studio last summer (13).
The 20 year old sat for a four-and-a-half-hour deposition about the incident in March (14), but video footage which later emerged online showed the pop star behaving badly throughout the meeting, refusing to answer questions relating to his on/off girlfriend Selena Gomez and even appearing to storm out of the session.
Binion's lawyer filed a court motion a week after the disastrous deposition, asking a judge to force Bieber to return to Miami to continue his testimony, and now the request has been granted.
According to TMZ.com, the pop star will have to answer all questions relating to the paparazzi and his relationship with Gomez, who had been present during other altercations between Bieber and the photographers who follow his every move.
A date for the new deposition has yet to be set.
Justin Bieber's rapper friend Lil Twist has been cleared in a DUI case stemming from last year (13) when he was arrested on suspicion of driving the pop star's car while under the influence of drugs. Lil Twist, real name Christopher Moore, was driving the Baby hitmaker's Fisker Karma en route to the star's mansion in Calabasas, California when cops pulled over the car for speeding.
The 22 year old was booked on suspicion of driving under the influence (DUI), speeding, failing to stop at a red light and possession of less than one ounce of marijuana.
However, the DUI case has now been dropped by prosecutors, according to TMZ.com, with the website's editors suggesting the small amount of drugs in his system did not make him legally impaired.
He was reportedly given tickets for the other offences.
Bieber himself still faces a DUI case in Florida following his arrest in Miami Beach in January (14).
Justin Bieber has been ordered to serve five days of community service and undergo an anger management course after pleading no contest to an egging attack on his former neighbour's California home. The pop superstar was arraigned in court on Wednesday (09Jul14) on a charge of misdemeanour vandalism following the incident in January (14), when he reportedly hurled eggs at the property, which was located near his own pad in a gated neighbourhood in Calabasas.
The singer was not present for the hearing, but his lawyer entered the plea on his client's behalf.
As part of a deal with prosecutors, Bieber was placed on two years' probation and given community service, while he was also sentenced to complete 12 weeks of anger counselling, with at least one class a week.
In addition, Bieber must pay his neighbour $80,900 (£47,588) in restitution and stay at least 100 yards away from the victim and his family, reports TMZ.com.
Police had initially estimated the damage to be worth $20,000 (£11,765), but the judge revealed the repairs to the "dream house" had cost more than four times as much.
Bieber moved out of the Calabasas mansion shortly after the egging incident and sold the property to reality TV star Khloe Kardashian in March (14).