JUSTIN BIEBER POSTS LONG INSTAGRAM RANT _ Justin posted a long rant on Instagram Thursday: Everyone in my team has been telling me, "keep the press happy" but I'm tired of all the countless lies in the press right now. Saying I'm going to rehab and how my family is disappointed in me. My family is beyond proud. If Anyone believes i need rehab thats their own stupidity lol I'm 19 with 5 number one albums, 19 and I've seen the whole world. 19 and I've accomplished more than I could've ever dreamed of, i'm 19 and it must be scary to some people to think that this is just the beginning. I know my talent level and i know i got my head on straight. i know who i am and i know who i'm not My messege is to to believe. I honestly don't care if you don't believe in me because I believe in me, and look where that's gotten me so far… I'm writing this with a smile on my face and love in my heart. Letting u know first hand how I feel rather than have these story linger. I'm a good person with a big heart. And don't think I deserve all of this negative press I've worked my ass off to get where I am and my hard work doesn't stop here. i'm growing up finding myself while having people watch me and criticise me everyday i think im doing pretty damn good. And to those comparing me to Lindsay Lohan look at her 2012 tax statements ;).
... The post was quickly removed and replaced with the same rant -- minus the Lindsay Lohan comment.
LINDSAY LOHAN SAYS JUSTIN BIEBER WILL PAY _ Lindsay Lohan thinks Justin Bieber is a naive little loudmouth who will pay for his meanness. Sources close to Lindsay says she was "appalled" when she read what Bieber had written about her in his Instagram diatribe. Bieber quickly deleted the insult, but Lindsay is telling friends "karma" will bite him back. Lindsay feels Bieber's comments were "senseless and mean" and has no idea why he chose to single her out, bullying her on an international platform.
TWITTER TO RELEASE ITS OWN MUSIC APP _ Twitter is about to dive into the world of music discovery. The micro-blogging social network is reportedly about to release an application dubbed Twitter Music designed to help people find new music. An iOS version of the app could debut by the end of the month.
CBS PILOT NEWS: MANDY MOORE JOINS ADVOCATES _ Less that a week after exiting an ABC comedy pilot, Mandy Moore has been signed to co-star (opposite Southland’s Ben McKenzie) in the potential CBS drama The Advocates. The show centers on the relationship between a lawyer, played by Mandy, and an ex-con (McKenzie) who team up as "victim advocates," going to the edge of the law to right wrongs and fight for the underdog.
FOX NEWS CHANNEL WAS MOST-WATCHED FOR PAPAL ANNOUNCEMENT COVERAGE _ Fox News Channel was the most-watched cable news network for papal announcement coverage.
THE PRICE IS RIGHT VERDICT OVERTURNED _ The price was apparently wrong. A verdict awarding a former Price Is Right model more than $8.5 million in damages was overturned this week, and the judge ruled that a new trial is necessary. In November, Brandi Cochran was awarded $777,000 in actual damages after suing the show for alleged harassment during her pregnancy, claiming she was taunted on set with names like "wide load," and was denied work after her maternity leave ended. The following day, the jury followed up by tacking on an additional $7.7 million in punitive damages, bringing the total up to $8.5 million. In his ruling, a judge said that he hadn't properly instructed the jury. Cochran's attorney now hopes for an increase in damages in the new trial.
OPRAH WINFREY NAMED FORBES' MOST INFLUENTIAL PERSON OF 2013 _ Oprah Winfrey has been named Forbes' most influential person of 2013, topping their list for the second year in a row. According to a research survey — which ranks more than 7,500 celebrities on 46 different personality attributes — 48 percent of people rated Winfrey as influential, down only one point from 2012. Winfrey's network OWN saw an uptick over the last year as she landed major interviews with the likes of controversial athlete Lance Armstrong in the wake of his doping scandal and the late Whitney Houston's family.
... Just below her at 47 percent was Steven Spielberg, whose film Lincoln was nominated for an Academy Award this year, with its star Daniel Day-Lewis taking home the statue for Best Actor.
... Following them on the list are directors Martin Scorcese at 42 percent, Ron Howard at 41 percent and George Lucas at 41 percent.
... Michael J. Fox, who came in at No. 2 last year, dropped down to No. 13 this year.
... Rounding out the top 10: Mehmet Oz (No. 6, 40 percent), Barbara Walters (No. 7, 37 percent), Bono (No. 8, 37 percent), Suze Orman (No. 9, 37 percent) and Clint Eastwood (No. 10, 36 percent).
WWE'S DAVE BAUTISTA SIGNS UP FOR GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY _ Mixed martial artist and WWE wrestler Dave Bautista has closed his deal to play Drax the Destroyer in Guardians of the Galaxy. Bautista now becomes the second actor after Chris Pratt to join the project, which has ties to The Avengers and will connect to other Marvel movies.
HOW WAS YOUR WEEK? BECAUSE HOUGH HAD IT ROUGH _ Julianne Hough's seen better days. This past week hasn't been too pleasant for the Safe Haven star, who has experienced some unfortunate and undesirable events, which includes a burglary and a root canal surgery. She wrote with an Instgram photo, "After my ... root canal surgery last night I've got chipmunk cheeks and Botox looking lips! Ha!"
... But that's just half of Hough's rough week. In even more unfortunate events, Ryan Seacrest's girlfriend reportedly got her car broken into on Friday night while at a friend's house in Hollywood and over $100,000 worth of jewelry that was said to be given to her by the American Idol host was stolen.
CHARLIE SHEEN WANTS YOU TO THROW POOP _ Charlie Sheen’s daughter was apparently bullied at her elementary school and Charlie has called on his Twitter followers to head to the school armed with "a rotted egg, a roll of toilet paper, or some dog [poop]."
... Charlie's tirade continues, "We will not tolerate this level of abhorrent disrespect towards the child of your favorite Warlock and if you're feeling the 'show and tell' of it all, smear the [poop] to spell one name on the front door: VICTORIA. Eat that loser."
GWYNETH PALTROW AUCTIONS HER CLOTHES FOR CHARITY _ With sales benefiting multiple charities, Gwyneth Paltrow on Thursday auctioned a bunch of her stuff -- from platform ankle boots, to a luxury tote, to a Gucci purse. The auction happened through her GOOP website.