CELEB GOSS: Bieber behind bars; pop star arrested

Police in Miami Beach say pop singer Justin Bieber has been arrested and is accused of driving under the influence of alcohol and drag racing.

He was also impaired by prescription drugs and had smoked marijuana when he was stopped by authorities in Miami, a police spokesman said.

The 19-year-old Canadian was travelling over 90 km/h in a 50-km/h residential zone and driving without a valid licence, according to reports.

Bieber was allegedly drag racing in a rented bright yellow Lamborghini against R&B singer known as Khalil, a friend who was driving a red Ferrari.

Khalil was also arrested for alleged drag-racing on the Miami Beach street.

"[The officer] felt at that time that Mr Bieber may have been impaired," the police spokesman said. "He was brought to Miami Beach Police Station where a DUI investigation was conducted.

"It was determined that he was impaired. During the investigation, Mr Bieber made statements that he had consumed some alcohol, that he had been smoking marijuana, and consumed some prescription medication."

He was also charged with resisting arrest after disobeying the police officer at the scene.

The legal age for drinking alcohol in the US is 21.

The Miami Beach Police Department confirmed Bieber's arrest on Thursday morning in a tweet on its official Twitter page.

Officials at the Miami-Dade Department of Corrections say Bieber assisted them after his arrest.

A Ferrari and a yellow Lamborghini allegedly involved in Bieber's drag race are in an impound lot in Miami Beach, Florida. Picture: AP

A Ferrari and a yellow Lamborghini allegedly involved in Bieber's drag race are in an impound lot in Miami Beach, Florida. Picture: AP

"Once he was here at the station, he was very cooperative," the police spokesman said. "We did not have any issues with him. And, he will be arrested. The charges are going to be DUI. He also has a no-valid driver's licence out of the state of Georgia. And the resisting arrest without violence charge."

Bieber has since made bail for $US2500 ($2850).

The arrest comes on the heels of another controversy for Bieber.

Officials have said that detectives in California recently searched Bieber's home looking for surveillance footage that might serve as evidence the pop star was involved in an egg-tossing vandalism case that caused thousands of dollars in damage to a neighbour's home.

In that case, authorities arrested one member of Bieber's entourage on suspicion of drug possession.


Lindsay Lohan wants to be Ja’mie’s mentor

Actress Lindsay Lohan says she’s a huge fan of comedian Chris Lilley and would love to star as a ‘‘mentor’’ to his spoiled private schoolgirl Ja’mie.

The Hollywood celebrity told KIIS FM on Friday she’s a big fan of Lilley’s satirical series Ja’mie: Private School Girl and even practices some of the bratty teen’s catch phrases to brush up on her Australian accent.

‘‘I always have it on,’’ she said, adding she’d love to shoot a cameo.

‘‘I could be like J’amie’s mentor. That would be amazing.’’

Tweeting Lilley while giving the interview, the Georgia Rule star said she’s expressed her fondness of Lilley’s work through a friend.

‘‘He does know (I’m a fan), because someone that I know actually contacted him.’’

Lilley is yet to reciprocate the admiration but there’s no doubt Ja’mie would think the original Mean Girl’s offer is pretty quiche.


Zac Efron broke jaw on indoor fountain

Zac Efron has opened up about the accident that left him with a broken jaw in 2013, revealing he slipped and fell at home and smashed his head against a fountain he recently installed.

The young hunk told WENN the water feature is actually inside his home and he insists he only has himself to blame for the mishap.

‘‘I guess if you leave your fountain on and then leave your house for a week, which is not what you’re supposed to do, it splashes water on the floor,’’ he explained.

‘‘I’m a klutz, so I came back, slipped and smashed my face into it. It was very awkward. What is more awkward was telling everyone about it!’’


Gervais joins opposition to WA shark cull

Hollywood star Ricky Gervais has lent his considerable Twitter celebrity to the campaign against Western Australia’s controversial shark kill policy.

Gervais, the creator of the smash-hit comedy The Office, appeared on social media holding up a sign decrying the WA government plans to catch and kill any shark 3m or over that comes within 1km of a Perth beach.

Gervais was one of several UK celebrities who gave their support to the campaign while appearing at the British National Television Awards overnight.

The Twitter initiative, under the hashtag #nosharkcull, was the brainchild of TV producer Gemma Care, who also pictured Olympic diver Tom Daley, Olympic swimmer Beck Adlington, comedians Alan Carr and Keith Lemon, and reality TV personality Mark Wright with the sign.

It read: ‘‘To the government of Western Australia - Listen to Facts, Listen to Science, Listen to Reason - Stop the Shark Cull.’’

Ms Care said she had received ‘‘hugely appreciated celeb support for #NoSharkCull Campaign!’’

The latest celebrity backing for the backlash against the shark kill policy follows contributions from Sir Richard Branson, who tweeted that the policy ‘‘should be condemned around the world’’.

Drumlines are set to appear off the south-west coast this week, after federal environment minister Greg Hunt granted WA an exemption under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act, allowing the protected great white shark to be killed.

Plans to set drumlines off Perth beaches have been delayed, after potential professional contractors pulled out because of alleged threats from environmental activists.

A rally against the shark policy is planned for around Australia on February 1.


I’m into confidence: Lorde



Lorde says she is attracted to ‘‘cocky or grandiose’’ things.

The 17-year-old New Zealander has received four Grammy nominations for music off her debut album Pure Heroine.

And the teenager reveals her innovative sounds are inspired by things and people who exhibit boldness.

‘‘I’ve always been into the idea of confidence,’’ she told Rolling Stone magazine.

‘‘Even my stage name is kind of cocky or grandiose.’’

After catapulting into stardom in 2013, Lorde - real name Ella Maria Lani Yelich-O’Connor - is appreciative of her really good friends.

She has struck up a strong relationship with Taylor Swift, 21, and she acknowledges the country songstress for being one of the few young musicians with ‘‘real teenage voices’’.

‘‘There are very few of us,’’ Lorde explained. ‘‘The other teenagers sing other people’s songs, which is fine, but it’s not an authentic teenage experience.’’

Lorde has captured headlines for speaking her mind so openly about fellow pop stars.

In a September 2013 interview with UK newspaper Metro, she said Swift may be a bad influence on girls because her image is ‘‘so flawless and so unattainable’’.

She also previously labelled Selena Gomez’s hit single Come & Get It as anti-feminist.