January 29, 2014 - 3:15 PM
TORONTO - Toronto police say they cannot confirm a report that Justin Bieber is expected to surrender today to face a charge in connection to an alleged assault last month.
CBC is quoting police sources as saying that the charge is in connection to an alleged assault involving a limousine driver last month in Toronto.
But Toronto police took to Twitter to say that they can not confirm that report.
In December, police told The Canadian Press they were looking into allegations that a member of Bieber's entourage assaulted a limo driver who was driving the Canadian pop star and several others.
A police spokesman said at the time that it was unclear whether the teen heartthrob himself was involved in the alleged attack on Dec. 29, or simply one of his companions.
— THE CANADIAN PRESS
POP STAR JUSTIN BIEBER PLEADS NOT GUILTY TO DUI, RESISTING ARREST IN FLORIDA
MIAMI - Justin Bieber has pleaded not guilty in to charges of DUI, resisting arrest and driving with an expired license in Florida.
Court records show that Bieber's attorney filed the written plea Wednesday in Miami-Dade County. Bieber already has an arraignment set for Feb. 14, but Florida law doesn't require the 19-year-old pop star to be present.
Defence attorney Mark Shapiro says a decision on whether Bieber will attend has not been made.
Bieber and R&B singer Khalil Amir Sharieff were arrested last week in Miami Beach during what police described as an illegal street drag race between a Lamborghini and a Ferrari. Neither has been charged with drag racing.
Police say Bieber cursed at an officer and admitted to smoking marijuana, drinking and taking a prescription medication.
— THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
WHITE HOUSE WILL HAVE TO ANSWER PETITION'S CALL FOR JUSTIN BIEBER DEPORTATION
WASHINGTON - It looks like another major political hot potato has just landed on President Barack Obama's desk: what to do about Justin Bieber.
That's because a petition on the White House website about the controversy-prone Canadian pop star has just crossed the crucial threshold of 100,000 signatures.
Once it reaches that total, the White House is compelled to offer a reply.
The petition topic is: "Deport Justin Bieber back to Canada and revoke his green card."
It was posted last week after Bieber's arrest in Miami following a drag-racing incident, which came on the heels of a police raid on his house where one of Bieber's friends was arrested for cocaine possession.
The number of signatures zoomed to more than 101,000 early today.
The White House instituted its 100,000-signature requirement after its website was flooded with spoof petitions — including one demanding that America build an "$850,000,000,000,000,000, Star Wars-style Death Star.''
The White House had to produce a tongue-in-cheek suggestion to that one. It informed people that a Death Star was not fiscally feasible in a time of budgetary constraints.
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