Troubled pop star Justin Bieber has lashed out at photographers after a minor car accident on Tuesday (26Aug14) left his prized sportscar scratched and dented, recalling Princess Diana's fatal crash in 1997. The Baby hitmaker was behind the wheel of his Ferrari when it was rear-ended by a paparazzo in West Hollywood, California.
According to multiple reports, Bieber was annoyed that the snapper was following him and slammed on his brakes, giving the snapper on his tail little chance to stop. Neither the pop star nor the photographer were injured in the incident, and authorities are still trying to determine who was at fault.
Bieber took to Twitter.com minutes after the run-in and lashed out at eager photographers, writing, "There should be laws against what I just experienced. We should have learned from the death of Princess Diana.
"I don’t have a problem with Paparazzi but when they act recklessly they put us all in danger."
The accident comes just one day after the singer was allegedly involved in a confrontation at a new Dave & Buster’s restaurant in Los Angeles.
Princess Diana perished in a car crash in a tunnel in Paris, France, while she was being chased by members of the paparazzi.
Justin Bieber was involved in another police drama on Tuesday (26Aug14) - but this time he may have been a victim. The pop star was rear-ended by a paparazzo in a Toyota Prius as he was behind the wheel of his Ferrari in West Hollywood, Los Angeles. Police were called to the scene as the Baby singer and the snapper were exchanging insurance details. The authorities are still trying to determine who was at fault.
A vintage sports car bought by Hollywood icon Steve Mcqueen while shooting classic cop movie Bullitt has sold for $10 million (£5.8 million), almost $2 million (£1.1 million) less than experts hoped. The red, 1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4 was acquired by the actor during filming of the 1968 hit, and he owned it until 1971.
It was put on sale by staff at RM Auctions in Monterey, California over the weekend (16-17Aug14) with hopes that it could fetch as much as $12 million (£7 million), but the vehicle attracted a highest bid of just over $10 million.
It is believed the fact it was formerly owned by The Great Escape star pushed the price of the car up to more than three times its usual value.
Max Girardo, managing director of RM Auctions, says, "There's definitely a multiplier. Any car that's owned by a famous person will have an extra bit to it. When it comes to cars with celebrity provenance, it doesn't get any better than a Ferrari owned by Steve McQueen."
The sale was held as part of Monterey Car Week.
R&B star Akon runs the risk of losing the keys to his luxury sportscar after allegedly falling behind on lease payments. Auto finance bosses claim the Smack That hitmaker owes $250,000 (£147,059) for the 2010 Ferrari 458 Italia, and they have filed legal papers seeking permission to take back the vehicle.
According to U.S. court documents obtained by TMZ.com, Akon signed a contract to lease the car for a total of $360,000 (£211,765), even though it's only worth $225,000 (£132,353).
Akon alleges he has made 37 payments on the vehicle, but has not revealed exactly how much he has handed over.
Singer Rod Stewart has put his rare Ferrari up for sale for more than $1 million (£583,399). The Maggie May hitmaker is parting ways with his 1990 F40 model, which will go up for auction in Burbank, California next month (02Aug14) by classic car auction company Auctions America.
His sports car has less than 7,900 miles on the clock, is in "excellent condition", and is one of just 1,315 F40s produced from 1987 to 1992.
Organisers believe Stewart's Ferrari could sell for up to $1.3 million (£760,000).
Last month (Jun14), Stewart put his Lamborghini Miura sports car up for sale for $1.4 million (£900,000).
Justin Bieber is facing a new legal woe after he was accused of leaving a paparazzo seriously injured following a reported hit-and-run in Los Angeles last year (13). Walter Lee is suing the 20 year old amid allegations he was struck by the singer's Ferrari as he walked on the Sunset Strip late on 17 June, 2013, pinning him against another car.
Bieber, who had just left the Laugh Factory comedy club with his pal Lil Twist, failed to notice he had allegedly sideswiped someone and drove off.
Police launched an investigation into the hit-and-run accusations, but subsequently cleared the pop superstar of any wrongdoing after determining the photographer had been at fault for being a pedestrian in the roadway.
However, Lee is refusing to let the case go and has now filed suit against Bieber for damages to cover the cost of his hospital stay and other medical bills. He claims his injuries were severe, leaving him with lacerations, haematomas and deep abrasions on his left leg, reports TMZ.com.
Bieber has yet to respond to the suit.
The news comes just a day after an Escalade the singer was a passenger in collided with a BMW in Beverly Hills on Tuesday (24Jun14), as his driver attempted to lose a paparazzo who had been following closely behind.
The singer is still facing two major legal issues relating to a DUI bust in Miami, Florida earlier this year (14) and an alleged assault on a limo driver in Toronto, Canada in December (13).
Electronic dance music star Deadmau5 has taken aim at the bosses of Craigslist.com after they pulled the sale of his 2013 Ferrari 458 Spider (F1 Edition) from the listings website. The DJ recently completed the Gumball 3000 rally in the sports car and was asking for offers close to $380,000 (£228,000) for the vehicle, which he dubbed the 'Purrari'.
His original Craigslist ad reads: "Selling the majestic Purrari... asking 380k OBO (or best offer)... anything over 380 goes to charity, so get those bids in! (Toronto Humane Society).
"We will personally invite the buyer to Toronto to come and film a 'farewell purrari' coffee run with me... We will ship this thing anywhere in north america."
The ad was mysteriously removed by Craigslist bosses, but the DJ has since taken to Twitter.com, insisting he'll sell it elsewhere.
Deadmau5 writes, "craigslist removed my listing? what the f**k for? is it not a site for selling s**t?"
Music star Deadmau5 has been honoured with the prestigious Spirit of Gumball award after completing the 3,000 mile supercar rally. The dance music producer arrived in Ibiza, Spain on Wednesday (11Jun14) in a Ferrari customised with images of Internet meme Nyan Cat, dubbed a 'Purrari', and landed the coveted trophy for being the driver who best embodies the fun, free spirit of the Gumball 3000 rally.
As well as racing through eight cities in the U.S. and Europe with 124 other teams of competitors, deadmau5 - real name Joel Zimmerman - helped launch the rally with a concert in Miami, Florida and made bids at the Gumball Foundation's charity auctions along the rally route.
Zimmerman spent $200,00 (£125,000) on a signed Gumball 3000 flag and a place in next year's race and $72,000 (£45,000) on a pair of swimming trunks and a Baywatch jacket worn by David Hasselhoff, who also drove in the rally.
The music star wrote on Twitter.com, "WE DID IT!!! #teampurrari takes home the spirit of the gumball award!!!! Unreal!!!!"
Money raised by the auctions, as well as the $64,000 (£40,000) teams pay to enter each car, goes towards a number of charitable endeavours including providing opportunities for under privileged kids around the world.
Dance music star Deadmau5 missed out on the London festivities on the world-famous Gumball 3000 rally on Sunday (08Jun14) after taking a wrong turn in his luxury sports car. The producer and DJ, real name Joel Zimmerman, jumped behind the wheel of his famous Ferrari Spider 458, which has been dubbed the 'Purrari' thanks to its cat-themed exterior.
He drove down the city's famous Regent Street, which had been shut down for the bash, as part of a fleet of 120 super cars, but somehow managed to miss a turn and ended up failing to make it to the checkpoint.
The mistake forced Deadmau5, who had travelled with the rally group from Miami, Florida, to return to his hotel while he awaited the chance to catch up with his fellow competitors.
He has since managed to rejoin the drivers to travel to Paris, France, as they continue the race across Europe.
The epic rally sees the Gumball teams roaring 3,000 miles (4,828 kilometres) across two continents and five countries in seven days, from Miami to Ibiza, Spain, where rapper Eve and her fiance, Gumball founder Maximillion Cooper, will wed.
The iconic modern house featured in 1986 film Ferris Bueller's Day Off is officially off the market after selling for $1.06 million (£632,306), less than half of the initial $2.3 million (£1.37 million) asking price when it was put up for sale in 2009. The Highland Park, Illinois abode was used as the titular character's best friend Cameron Frye's (Alan Ruck) home, where he sends a 1961 Ferrari crashing through the auto pavilion's plate glass windows and into a ravine below.