Justin Bieber is close to reaching a plea deal in his driving under the influence (DUI) case.
The "Boyfriend" hitmaker was arrested in Miami in January and charged with DUI, resisting arrest and possessing an invalid driver's license, but all three charges will be dropped if he pleads no contest to reckless driving, TMZ reports.
It was previously claimed the 20-year-old star - who will receive a year's probation as part of the agreement - would refuse a plea deal if it involved being subjected to random drug testing, but the proposal from prosecutors does not include this as a condition.
Justin was driving a rented yellow Lamborghini when police stopped him for allegedly drag racing. Toxicology test results later showed the singer had traces of marijuana and Xanax in his system at the time of the arrest.
Police officers reportedly found marijuana in Justin Bieber's car.
The 19-year-old star's bodyguard was arrested in Atlanta, Georgia on Tuesday, for allegedly stealing a photographer's camera, and a small amount of the drug was uncovered in the singer's Escalade. A law enforcement source told gossip website TMZ.com that while officers were searching for the camera in the vehicle, which they retrieved and returned to the paparazzo, they also found less than an ounce of the drug and two large glass smoking pipes, but it wasn't enough to charge anyone with a crime.
The "Baby" singer's driver said he had no knowledge of what was in the back of the Escalade and usually doesn't ask questions, according to the police report. The vehicle was towed to police headquarters from a fun house that Justin had rented for the day and inspected.
Justin has been accused of using the drug regularly in the past and pilots flying his private jet last month were reportedly forced to wear oxygen masks because the plane was so thick with marijuana smoke.
Justin Bieber has been offered a plea deal from the Florida State Attorney.
The 19-year-old star, who is scheduled to appear in court in Miami on March 3 after being charged with driving under the influence (DUI), driving with an expired license and resisting arrest last month, will have most of the charges dropped if he agrees to plead no contest to reckless driving and submits to random drug testing for up to nine months to avoid facing a stint in jail. A law enforcement source told gossip website TMZ.com that prosecutors will drop the DUI and resisting arrest charges if the "Baby" hitmaker also completes 40 hours of community service, attends an alcohol education course and a "victim impact panel" to hear relatives of DUI victims share their stories.
Sharon Osbourne partly blames herself for Ozzy Osbourne's relapse.
The TV personality kicked her husband out of their home in 2012 and threatened to divorce him when she realized he had relapsed into drink after seven years sober, but on reflection she thinks she should have spotted the warning signs earlier.
"It was hell - the loneliest three months of my life. The frightening thing for me was that I didn't see it. So where was I for a year and a half? I was just self-obsessed with my work. I didn't see, so it kind of kicked me in the bum. Sharon added she found out about Ozzy's relapse on the day before their 30th wedding anniversary after a friend tipped her off. He was drinking when he came home, but we lead such busy lives that all I saw was bad behavior, I never saw the drinking. I left him and told him I couldn't go through this again, I just couldn't, and he promised he would work his program. He wasn't going to meetings, he wasn't working his steps, and he slipped, he slipped for a year and a half."
Philip Seymour Hoffman's alleged drug dealer believes he could have "saved" him.
The Capote actor was found dead from an apparent heroin overdose on February 2 and Robert Vineberg - who has been charged with felony drug possession and was one of three suspected dealers charged in connection with the 46-year-old star's death - insisted he would have encouraged him to seek help if they had been together before his death.
The jazz musician, who claims he last saw the actor in person in October, said, "He was my friend. I could've saved him. If I knew he was in town, I would've said, 'Hey, let's make an AA meeting.' If I was with him, it wouldn't have happened. Not under my guard."
Vineberg's last contact with the Hunger Games actor came in December via email and text message and he says they traded messages about staying sober. In an interview from prison, he recalled to the New York Post newspaper, "He left me a voicemail in December saying, 'I'm clean.' We'd text back and forth, 'Oh, I got one day on you! No I've got one day on you.'"
Joe Jonas wants Selena Gomez to be "happy."
The 24-year-old singer is a fan of his fellow former Disney star - who previously dated his brother Nick - and is hoping she can continue doing great things in her career following her recent stint in rehab. When asked if he is a fan of the "Come & Get It" hitmaker, he said, "I am! I am! I mean, her career been great and she is going to succeed and I want her to succeed and I want her to be happy!"
The former Jonas Brothers star believes the key to keeping himself on the right track and not succumbing to the pressures of fame is to learn from the mistakes of those he admires. Discussing dealing with fame, he told E! News, "Something that I heard from someone I looked up to was, 'Watch the people around you and learn from their mistakes so you don't make the same.' I just held on to that and any time I saw a celebrity I really looked up to screw up, I just was like 'All right, I am not going to do that or try my best ability to avoid that,' so it's just a learning tool."
Selena, 21, sought help at The Meadows facility in Arizona because she was "burned out," with reports suggesting she underwent the two-week stint in rehab to address her alcohol and marijuana use."
Russell Brand has called for a reform of drug laws following Philip Seymour Hoffman's death.
The Oscar-winning actor tragically died in his New York City apartment over the weekend after experiencing a relapse, and Brand - who himself has battled drug addiction and alcoholism in the past - believes he is a ""victim" of laws that "criminalize drug addicts."
The 38-year-old comedian-turned-political activist believes addiction is a "mental illness" and should be treated as a medical condition in order to prevent tragedies such as Hoffman's death from a suspected heroin overdose. In an article written for The Guardian newspaper, he stated, "Addiction is a mental illness around which there is a great deal of confusion, which is hugely exacerbated by the laws that criminalize drug addicts. If drugs are illegal people who use drugs are criminals. We have set our moral compass on this erroneous premise, and we have strayed so far off course that the landscape we now inhabit provides us with no solutions and greatly increases the problem. People are going to use drugs; no self-respecting drug addict is even remotely deterred by prohibition."
Enrique Iglesias has never dabbled in drugs.
The "Hero" hitmaker claims he's never been tempted to try an illegal substance, despite being surrounded by people in the industry that regularly snort cocaine:
"I was never tempted by drugs. The amount of times I've been asked, 'You don't do coke? But you're in music. You really don't do coke?' I don't like sticking stuff up my nose. Get me a drink, get me a rum. I drink, I'm a social drinker but I feel like I can control it. There are friends of mine who go out at the weekend and do a lot of cocaine and do any drug and be perfectly fine throughout the week. But some others can't do that. I need my eight hours' sleep, that's for sure."
Meanwhile, the 38-year-old singer believes that Justin Bieber, 19 - who was arrested last month for driving under the influence (DUI), driving with an expired license and resisting arrest in Miami - is just being young and experimenting with life.
Police officers want Justin Bieber to face felony charges for throwing eggs at his neighbor's house.
The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department passed the case on to the L.A. County District Attorney (D.A.) on Thursday and strongly recommended that the "Baby" hitmaker be punished to the fullest extent of the law for allegedly causing $20,000 in damage to his neighbor's house in Calabasas, California last month.
"I went to the D.A.'s office today with the paperwork, and I want a felony. Of course I want a felony," Lt. Dave Thompson told gossip website TMZ.com.
The D.A. is expected to make a decision on the case, which was originally filed as a misdemeanor but could become a felony due to the extent of the damage, in approximately one week.
Selena Gomez left rehab four weeks early.
The "Come & Get It" hitmaker checked into The Meadows in Arizona last month and spent two weeks having treatment before departing the facility, but it has now been revealed she had been enrolled in the six-week long DAWN program and staff at the clinic advised her to see out the whole course of treatment.
Selena - who was reportedly being treated for alcohol, marijuana and prescription drug Ambien use - checked out to attend the Sundance Film Festival in Utah to promote her movie Rudderless and told her advisers she would return to the clinic afterwards. However, according to website TMZ, she then decided she was "cured" and had no reason to return.
The 21-year-old star - whose on/off relationship with Justin Bieber is said to have contributed to her problems - felt completing the initial "survivor's week" was enough as that is regarded as the hardest part of the program.
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