Justin Bieber was kept waiting at an airport in Florida on Sunday (18Aug13) while sniffer dogs checked his team's luggage for drugs. The Baby hitmaker made headlines last month (Jul13) when Canadian border patrol police in Michigan found marijuana and drug paraphernalia on board one of his tour buses.
Officials are clearly now on the lookout for the teen superstar as authorities at Florida's Fort Lauderdale International Airport stopped his entourage on Sunday to send in the drug dogs.
The crafty canines checked bags in a parking bay as Bieber kept himself busy posing for photographs with fans nearby, according to TMZ.com.
Nothing incriminating was found during the search,and Bieber and his crew were allowed to board their flight. The singer had been partying with Jay-Z and Kevin Hart in Miami, Florida over the weekend (17-18Aug).
Oscar winner Louis Gossett, Jr. is set to be honoured for his community work at R&B star Ne-Yo's New York charity benefit later this month (Aug13). The So Sick hitmaker will toast the achievements of the An Officer and a Gentleman actor as an adoptive parent and celebrate his work with inner city kids.
Celebrity photographer Johnny Nunez, who grew up in foster care before being adopted at the age of five, will also be among the honourees at The Compound Foundation's second annual Fostering A Legacy event.
A statement released by Ne-Yo reads, "I truly admire Louis Gossett Jr. for his bold initiative to adopt his son when he was in need. Johnny Nunez, who has been an advocate of our cause for years and Stuart Snyder, an active supporter of the foundation, are both well-respected individuals who we cannot thank enough. It is only right we honour these extraordinary men at this year's benefit."
Comedian Kevin Hart will co-host the Hamptons event on 17 August (13), while British singer Estelle will perform for guests.
Ne-Yo founded The Compound Foundation in 2007 to provide children in foster care and group homes the support needed to help them achieve their education and career dreams.
Comedian Kevin Hart has pleaded no contest to his April (13) DUI arrest in a bid to stay out of jail. The Think Like a Man star was charged with two counts of driving under the influence after police officers pulled him over in Los Angeles for speeding along a freeway.
On Monday (05Aug13), Hart pleaded no contest to one count of driving with a blood alcohol content of .08 or higher, and in exchange the other count was dropped.
He was sentenced to three years probation and ordered to attend three months of alcohol education classes, according to TMZ.com.
Comedian Kevin Hart has been sued by nightclub bosses over allegations he dropped out of a hosting gig to attend a different event at a rival venue. Lawyers for the Cameo Nightclub in Miami, Florida have filed suit against the funnyman claiming he agreed to oversee a party on 22 June (13), but dropped out at the last minute.
In the court papers, venue bosses allege Hart hosted a Miami Heat Championship party at the nearby Dream Nightclub on the same night.
The nightclub chiefs claim they lost around $4,680 (£3,120) on the event, and are seeking at least $15,000 (£10,000) to cover the cancellation and the alleged damage to their reputation, according to TMZ.com.
Funnyman Chris Rock is teaming up with his famous pals Adam Sandler, Jerry Seinfeld and Tracy Morgan to shoot a new movie loosely based on his life. The comic arrived at the New York City premiere of Grown Ups 2 with his own camera crew last week (ends12Jul13) and reports indicate Rock is set to star in the as-yet untitled project, produced by Scott Rudin, as a version of himself, named Andre.
The movie will feature Rock announcing his engagement to Rosario Dawson on her fake reality show, and hanging out with his celebrity friends, including David Spade, Gabrielle Union and Kevin Hart.
The cast has been filming all over the Big Apple since June (13) and Rock recently shot a scene at Scores strip club with Sandler, Seinfeld and Whoopi Goldberg.
A source tells the New York Daily News, "Jerry and them did cameos inside. Sandler accuses a stripper of stealing his cell phone and she says, 'I have no clothes on, where would I put it?' Seinfeld says, 'I know where you could put it.' It's very funny."
Universal's animated hit Despicable Me 2 made it two in a row at the top of the box office chart while taking on two wide release newcomers that hit theaters this weekend; the follow up to the 2010 Sandler, Rock, Spade, James comedy Grown Ups & the sci-fi spectacular Pacific Rim both debuting in well over 3,000 theaters each.That brings us to the strength of the Minions of Universal's Despicable Me 2 and its continued domination of the marketplace. The little guys took first place for the second weekend in a row with $44.8 million. Despicable has now banked nearly $230 million in North America and continues to generate great word-of-mouth and remains the family film favorite in the marketplace.Grown Ups 2 took second place with an impressive $42.5 million in its opening weekend. The franchise comedy offers up the comedy of a veritable Mt. Rushmore of comedy actors with Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Chris Rock and David Spade as childhood friends who are technically adults, but maintain the camaraderie, irreverence and immaturity they had when they were teens. This prolonged state of arrested development fuels Sony's PG-13 comedy which is the follow up to the June 2010 release of the first installment that became the 15th highest grossing movie released that year with $162 million in domestic receipts. This weekend performnce was nicely ahead of $40.5 million opening weekend of its predecessor. Despite harsh reviews, the true fans of Adam Sandler didn't care one bit about that and showed up in droves carrying Sandler to his second best live-action debut behind only 2005's The Longest Yard and its $47.6 million first weekend take.Warner Bros.' Pacific Rim, had solid reviews, a terrific CinemaScore of A- and opened with a better than expected $38.3 million for third place. One of the most talked about movies of the year, visionary director Guillermo del Toro brought his sc-fi epic to 3,275 theaters and nailed his biggest opening gross ever! Featuring a terrific cast including Charlie Hunnam, Idris Elba and Rinko Kikuchi, the film boasts amazing special effects, tons of property damage and features a monsters vs. robots scenario (along with strong human character development) that will continue to bring fans to the multi-plex in the coming weeks. IMAX represented 19% of the film's total domestic box office of $38.3 mil. In fourth place, Fox's hit comedy The Heat took fourth place in its third weekend with $14 million and crosses the $100 million mark in North America. Rounding out the Top 5 is The Lone Ranger from Disney which earned $11.1 million in its second weekend and $71.1 million to date.Top Movies for Weekend of July 12 - July 14 (Estimates)Rank Movie Gross Theaters Avg.Per YTD Distributor01 Despicable Me 2 $44.8M 4,003 $11,180 $229.2M Universal02 Grown Ups 2 $42.5M 3,491 $12,174 $42.5M Sony03 Pacific Rim $38.3M 3,275 $11,695 $38.3M Warner Bros.04 The Heat $14.0M 3,128 $4,476 $112.4M Fox05 The Lone Ranger $11.14M 3,904 $2,853 $71.1M Disney06 Monsters University $10.6M 3,142 $3,380 $237.76M Disney07 World War Z $9.43M 3,003 $3,140 $177.1M Paramount08 White House Down $6.15M 2,566 $2,397 $62.96M Sony09 Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain $5.0M 892 $5,605 $23.4M Summit10 Man of Steel $4.825M 2,150 $2,244 $281.0M Warner Bros.
"I spilled a whole canister of pineapple juice all over Jay-Z. I just started taking off my jewellery and giving it to him." Comedian Kevin Hart insists the joke he includes in his stand-up routines about a run-in with the rap superstar is based on a real-life mishap.
Fourth-of-July always fuels an interesting summer holiday weekend, particularly since it is a floating holiday that can land on any day of the week and this year was no exception.Despicable Me 2 had un-minion sized debut this weekend, grossing an estimated $293.2 million worldwide! In North America with $142.1 million, Despicable Me 2 posted the biggest five day opening for an animated film and the top three day animated opening in July earning $82.5 million. Overseas, the film grossed an estimated $88.8M at 6,849 dates in 45 territories for the weekend. The early international total through Sunday is $151.1M. This box office total is more than double Despicable Me’s gross of $71.2M in the same amount of days in these same 45 territories. DM2 is performing at the same level as such megahits as Toy Story 3, Ice Age 4, Madagascar 3 and Shrek 4. Landing in second place is the big budget action-packed western The Lone Ranger which despite the star power of Johnny Depp, the leading man presence of Armie Hammer and a built-in brand name managed a five day gross of just $48.9 million and a three day (F-S-S) gross of only $29.4 million. This was a tough weekend for the big budget Western, but a CinemaScore of B+ could help it reagin some steam in the coming days and weeks.Fox's hit R-rated comedy The Heat continues to kick butt dropping just 37% in its second weekend and taking the third spot with an arresting $25 million and $86.4 million to date.Disney's two-week champion Monsters University which has been a seemingly unstoppable force in the marketplace had another solid weekend with a fourth place finish earning $19.6 million and easily crossing the $200 milion mark in North America.Rounding out the Top 5, Paramount's Brad Pitt action zombie yarn World War Z also made its mark in its third weekend with $18.2 million against a modest 39% drop and $158.7 million in North America thus far. Impressively, Summit/Code Black Entertainment's comedy performance film Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain in a mere 876 theaters had a terrfic week laughing all the way to the bank with $17.5 million since its Wednesday debut.This very strong slate of current hit films has propelled the year-to-date box office to $5.7 billion and now stands just 1.2% behind last year's revenues at this point.Top Movies for Weekend of July 5 - July 7 (Estimates)Rank Movie Gross Theaters Avg.Per YTD Distributor01 Despicable Me 2 $82.518M 3,997 $20,645 $142.1M Universal02 The Lone Ranger $29.4M 3,904 $7,539 $48.9M Disney03 The Heat $25.0M 3,184 $7,852 $86.4M Fox04 Monsters University $19.6M 3,739 $5,239 $216.1M Disney05 World War Z $18.2M 3,316 $5,489 $158.7M Paramount06 White House Down $13.5M 3,222 $4,190 $50.5M Sony07 Man of Steel $11.4M 2,905 $3,929 $271.2M Warner Bros.08 Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain $10.1M 876 $11,530 $17.5M Summit/Lionsgate
Comedian Kevin Hart kicked off his hosting duties at the Philly 4th of July Jam in Pennsylvania by insisting the crowds at the big bash sing him Happy Birthday. The Philadelphia native took to the stage at The Roots' annual Independence Day bash in the city wearing a stars and stripes vest with the word 'freedom' printed on the front, and declared, "I'm home".
He then added, "It's my birthday weekend right now... Before we start this show... I've got a chance to set a record and have five million people sing me Happy Birthday.
"I don't want the old school Happy Birthday, I want (Stevie Wonder's) Happy Birthday."
The Roots then started playing the classic tune onstage as the crowd sang along and Hart danced, stating, "I love you Philadelphia".
The celebration also featured another Philadelphia native Jill Scott, as well as Grace Potter, John Mayer, J. Cole, Ne-Yo and Hunter Hayes, who stepped in at the last minute to replace sick Demi Lovato.