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.
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.
Justin Bieber is to appear in court next month.
The 19-year-old singer has been given a trial date of March 3 by a Miami-Dade County judge over charges of driving under the influence (DUI), resisting arrest and driving with an invalid license.
The troubled star was detained on January 23 after police allegedly caught him drag racing a rented Lamborghini in Miami. Police officers claimed Justin, who is more than a year under the legal drinking age in the US, reeked of alcohol at the scene but his blood alcohol level was barely measurable at .014. However, it has been reported a toxicology test detected the presence of marijuana and Xanax in his system.
Justin Bieber's record label boss thinks the star needs to be the subject of an "intervention."
Universal chief Lucien Grainge admits he is "concerned" for the 19-year-old singer - who was arrested last week for driving under the influence (DUI), driving with an expired license and resisting arrest - amid reports of his drug use and is urging him to take a break and get help for his problems.
Speaking at the official Universal Music Group Grammys aftershow party at the Ace Hotel in Los Angeles, he told the Daily Mirror newspaper, "I'm very concerned about him. I've been concerned about him for many months. And Scooter Braun [Justin's manager], who I work with very closely and is supposed to be here, but is with him at the moment. The management, us... This has nothing to do with the business or records or releases, this is to do with the young man. He needs help. He needs an intervention. We are going to give all the support as a company to take as much pressure off him so he can look forward."
Justin Bieber's manager insists he loves and cares for the singer following his arrest on Thursday.
Scooter Braun - who discovered the star in 2008 - has reached out after the "Baby" hitmaker who was charged with drunk driving, resisting arrest and drag racing in a rented yellow Lamborghini was apprehended in Miami Beach. "@justinbieber love you and i will act in the manner of someone who truly cares. that is all I have to say. thanks for all those concerned... Been a long day. Bottom line is we are defined by how we handle adversity. Be there when it counts. Love fully in good times and bad [sic]," he wrote on Twitter.
The 32-year-old music manager also posted a cryptic message on Instagram which has since been deleted. "What defines us is how well we rise after falling," he wrote.
Scooter and other people close to Justin are said to have warned him to "get help" or they would not continue working with him.
Justin Bieber was charged with drink driving, resisting arrest and drag racing.
The "Baby" hitmaker was arrested in Miami Beach yesterday after being stopped for allegedly drag racing in a rented yellow Lamborghini and soon after he failed a sobriety test, is accused of disobeying officer's orders and was found to have an expired license.
According to reports, the pop star's entourage used their cars to block traffic on Pine Tree Drive at 26th Street, near the Miami Beach Hebrew Academy, so Justin could race his car.
Speaking at a press conference, Miami Beach Police Chief Raymond Martinez said Bieber "had been smoking marijuana and he did consume a beer." He added, "During the arrest Mr. Bieber made statements that he had consumed alcohol and had been smoking marijuana and had consumed prescription medication." According to police reports which Miami Beach Police posted on their Twitter account the officer "immediately smelled an odor of alcohol emanating from the driver's breath" and noticed his "bloodshot eyes" and he had "slow deliberate movement and a stupor look on his face."
Michelle Rodriguez cuddled up to Cara Delevingne at a basketball game.
The Fast & Furious 6 actress, who confirmed she is bisexual last October, was spotted puckering up to the British supermodel and flirty up a storm after taking their courtside seats to watch the New York Knicks defeat the Detroit Pistons at Madison Square Garden on Tuesday night.
The 35-year-old brunette star, who blew smoke rings from an electronic cigarette, draped her leg over the 21-year-old blonde model and tried to kiss her before sticking her tongue out and giving Cara an affectionate smooch on the cheek as she casually clutched a glass of alcohol. Their romantic antics attracted jeers and cheers from amused spectators, according to the New York Daily News.
Ke$ha will reportedly receive help for her heavy drinking while in rehab.
The "Timber" singer checked into a treatment facility earlier this month after admitting she is suffering from an eating disorder, and she will also address her alcohol consumption in a bid to be "completely healthy."
"In recent months, those closest to her had become increasingly worried about her drinking. It's been the stuff of legend in the past and she's never hidden the fact that she loves to drink. Now, though, part of her bid to get healthy is to get completely healthy -- and that will involve looking at her abuse of alcohol. Some of her advisers had raised this in the past," a source said.
However, insiders insist that the 26-year-old star's main reason for seeking treatment at Timberline Knolls near Chicago is just her eating disorder. "There's no doubt that Ke$ha has her demons and the chief one is an eating disorder. It's the primary reason she checked into Timberline Knolls," the source added.
Lamar Odom has been given three years probation for Driving Under the Influence (DUI).
The troubled basketball star struck a plea deal with a California court and has admitted no contest to the charge, in return for probation, having to complete an alcohol education class by next June and paying $1,814 in fees and fines.
Lamar - whose marriage to Khloe Kardashian has been rocked by allegations of infidelity and drug use - was arrested on August 30 after driving erratically on the 101 Freeway in Los Angeles showing what officers called "objective signs of intoxication." The reality star refused to a blood-alcohol test after his arrest, which led to automatic one-year driving ban, which still stands.
"He did what no one should ever do, he refused the chemical tests. That means that his license is revoked and Lamar could get the most powerful attorney in the world and he is still not going to have a license for a year," California Highway Patrol public information officer Leland Tang previously told RadarOnline.
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