CELEB GOSS: Justin Bieber 'sorry’ for racist joke

Justin Bieber in Lisbon in 2013. Picture: REUTERS

Justin Bieber in Lisbon in 2013. Picture: REUTERS

Justin Bieber 'sorry’ for racist joke

Pop star Justin Bieber has apologised for telling a racist joke when he was 15.

Bieber is at the centre of another scandal after footage showing him making a racist joke was leaked to the press.

The clip, obtained by editors at Britain’s The Sun on Sunday newspaper, was shot during the production of his 2011 documentary Never Say Never.

Friend begs to not hear Bieber's racist joke. Video: SMH.COM.AU

Bieber has since apologised, blaming the comments on his age and adding he takes his friendships with people of all cultures very seriously.

It’s the latest blow to the 20-year-old singer, who will appear in a US court next month on DUI and other charges, and is also facing prosecution in Canada on assault charges.

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Benji Madden silent on Diaz dating rumours

Benji Madden has dodged questions about his rumoured romance with actress Cameron Diaz.

Madden has been photographed spending time with Diaz in California in recent weeks, fuelling reports they’re dating.However when asked about the reports on Kiis 1065’s Kyle and Jacki O Show on Monday Madden was very reluctant to talk about his personal life.

‘‘Apparently Nicole’s been matching you up with Cameron Diaz, what’s happening there?’’ Kyle asked.

After a few um’s and ahs, Madden responded: ‘‘Oh Kyle and Jacki O, you know what, I’ll talk about it when I see you next week.’’

‘‘I can always count on you Kyle,’’ Madden added.

The rocker had reportedly been introduced to Diaz by his sister-in-law, Nicole Richie.

Madden and his twin brother Joel from band Good Charlotte were on the Sydney radio show to talk about their new music venture.

The duo have just released their first single under The Madden Brothers.

We Are Done features on The Maden Brothers’ first album to be released later this year.

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Burglars take jewellery from Cyrus home

Los Angeles police are searching for a pair of burglars they say broke into Miley Cyrus’ San Fernando Valley home and got away with jewellery and a luxury car.

The LAPD says officers from the department’s North Hollywood station responded to a report of a burglary Friday at Cyrus’ home.

They say a man and a woman scaled a fence and got inside the house and garage while no one was home.

A 2014 Maserati luxury sedan and an unspecified amount of jewellery were taken.

Police asked Sunday that anyone with information about the crime call North Hollywood’s burglary detectives.

Last month the 21-year-old pop star obtained a temporary restraining order against an Arizona man who was detained by police while trying to meet her.

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Charlize Theron criticised for rape comparison

Charlize Theron has sparked a flurry of criticism after she compared media intrusion to rape.

The Oscar-winning actress made the comments when she was asked by a Sky News interviewer if she ever entered her name in a search engine.

She said she didn’t and that once a person started living in that world they start feeling raped.

UK sexual violence charity Rape Crisis said the comments were particularly surprising coming from Theron, and that she should know there are a huge number of sexual violence victims in her audience.

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Alice from the Brady Bunch dies

Ann B Davis who played the affable housekeeper Alice on the Brady Bunch has reportedly died at the age of 88.

According to TMZ, Davis fell and hit her head in the bathroom of her Texas home early on Monday.

Davis played Alice Nelson for the entire series of The Brady Bunch from 1969 to 1974.

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