CELEB GOSS: Bieber snapped in wheelchair at Disneyland

Picture: REUTERS
Picture: REUTERS

Bieber snapped in wheelchair at Disneyland

Pop star Justin Bieber has sparked rumours he tried to queue-jump at Disneyland after he was photographed using a wheelchair to get around the theme park.The pop sensation was spotted sitting in a wheelchair at the resort in Anaheim, California on Sunday.

According to MTV Bieber posed for pictures with fans while being pushed around the happiest place on earth with some friends and family. Its been suggested Bieber was hoping to be bumped to the front of the queue for rides.

One young fan posted a snap of herself with a wheelchair-bound Bieber on Twitter, captioning the image: ‘‘I love how he just pretended to be a normal person on (sic) a wheelchair #MTVHottest Justin Bieber (sic).’’

Another tweeted, ‘‘How pathetic that Justin Bieber has to use a wheelchair to cut in line Disneyland a blatant disregard for TRULY handicapped #SAD (sic).’’

The star has since posted a number of selfie pictures on his Instagram account with no wheelchair in sight.


Duran Duran sues fan club

Duran Duran sues Worldwide Fan Clubs for 75 per cent of profits. Picture: BROCK PERKS

Duran Duran sues Worldwide Fan Clubs for 75 per cent of profits. Picture: BROCK PERKS

Popular 1980s band Duran Duran is suing its own fan club.

The group known for hits like Notorious, Money on Your Side and Hungry Like the Wolf accuses the suburban Chicago-based club of breaching contract by not paying the band promised revenue.

The Chicago Sun-Times reported that Duran Duran's lawsuit names Glenview-based Worldwide Fan Clubs, Inc. as the defendant.

The suit was filed in Cook County Circuit Court this week.

It says the band entered a 2010 contract allowing the club to collect memberships and sell merchandise.

The contract also allegedly stipulates Duran Duran would get 75 per cent of the profits.

Worldwide Fan Clubs said the company had no comment on the lawsuit.


Edelsten and model Grecko reportedly split



American model Gabi Grecko and millionaire Geoffrey Edelsten have reportedly split.Less than a week after announcing plans to wed and discussing their sex life on Sydney radio, Grecko says 71-year-old Edelsten had given her her marching orders, according to the Daily Mail Australia.

The 25-year-old says Edelsten had ‘‘kicked her out on her arse’’ and has taken her house keys.Grecko says Edelsten has been up to his old tricks, messaging other women, including his ex-girlfriend Shirley Moore and two new girls, called Roxy and Aunt Stacey.

‘‘Geoff has betrayed me again with another woman,’’ she told the Daily Mail.‘‘He has taken my keys and locked me out and is refusing to get a hotel for me.Grecko accused Edelsten of treating her terribly and telling her to find her own way home.

‘‘I’ve been nothing but forgiving but he’s crossed the line so many ways,’’ she said.Edelsten said he would not confirm the pair had split.He denied having locked Grecko out of his home.

‘‘She was doing a function and she was supposed to call me and I would then go down and collect her but it didn’t happen,’’ he told the Daily Mail.

Grecko said returning to New York was on the cards and she will definitely break up with Edelsten.She said she had been receiving messages from some of the women who had been in contact with Edelsten.

‘‘It’s been like one person every day,’’ she said.Grecko said a girl named Stacey said Edelsten spoils her with money and ‘‘stuff that really would push my buttons’’.


No romance for Downton Abbey in-laws

Michelle Dockery and Allen Leech of Downton Abbey say Cupid’s arrow is not headed for their characters.

While talking to a TV Critics’ panel Tuesday, the actors said they find it ‘‘very funny’’ some fans are hoping for a romantic pairing for in-laws Lady Mary Crawley and Tom Branson.

Both characters are widowed and have become confidantes in their grief.‘‘Their friendship has really grown,’’ said Dockery, who reminded that at one point her aristocratic TV alter couldn’t fathom the idea of having a chauffeur marrying her sister.

In season five of the British drama, which will premiere in the US on January 5, that bond will strengthen as they work to preserve their country estate.

‘‘They’re after the same thing for Downton. Sustainability,’’ said Leech.

‘‘You definitely get the idea they get together on a united front with the idea of making sure ’Downton’ is going to be around.’’It’s not all business though, says Dockery, who admits they’re also ‘‘both looking for love.’’

‘‘But not with each other,’’ quipped Leech.


Travolta’s pilot wins right to tell-all

John Travolta’s former pilot has won a bid to challenge the validity of a confidentiality agreement he signed when he left the movie’s star’s aircraft company Alto in 1987.

A judge in California has given Douglas Gotterba permission to argue in a lawsuit that he holds no confidentiality duties to the actor, despite claims to the contrary by Travolta’s lawyer Marty Singer, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Gotterba, who worked for Travolta for six years, upset the star when he revealed plans to write a book about his time with the actor as part of a National Enquirer interview.

Singer sent out cease-and-desist missives, accusing the former employee of breaching a confidentiality agreement.

Gotterba has since sued Travolta and Alto bosses, seeking a judicial declaration about which agreement was valid and whether confidentiality was really enforceable.