Exactly what substances were coursing through Justin Bieber’s system at the time of his DUI arrest in Miami Beach last week? According to the toxicology report released Thursday, the Canadian pop star tested positive for marijuana and prescription medication. Bieber’s urine was tested immediately after his arrest on Jan. 23 and the lab results show there was both THC and Alprazolam in his system. Alprazolam is the active ingredient of the antianxiety medication Xanax. According to the police report, Bieber volunteered to police that he had been smoking marijuana in the recording studio on the day of his arrest. The report also showed that Bieber tested negative for cocaine, opiates, methamphetamine and other drugs.
It turns out Jennifer Lopez really was Jenny from the block early in her career. The American Idol judge grimaced on Wednesday’s new episode when producers aired a clip from her breakout 1990 TV appearance on the sketch-comedy series In Living Color. In the clip, Lopez sports a clunky triangle necklace and choker and nineties-era perm while appearing as one of Color’s resident hip-hop dancers known as the “Fly Girls.” But would the younger Lopez have auditioned for American Idol? “Maybe, I don’t know,” said the 44-year-old singer. “My journey was meant to be in the way it was.” The episode also included early career clips of Lopez’s fellow Idol judges Keith Urban and Harry Connick Jr.
Source: The Daily Mail
PHASERS ON MEOW
If you’ve ever wondered what Star Trek characters would look like as cats, wonder no more. Artist Jenny Parks has created a series of original portraits depicting the original Star Trek (1966-1969) as felines. A ginger tabby is shown wearing the Federation uniform of heroic Captain Kirk, while a sombre Siamese feline assumes the guise of the imperious Vulcan known as Mr. Spock. Parks has previously created cat portraits inspired by the TV programs The Avengers and Doctor Who.
Get ready to hear about a new Cheerios commercial on the morning after this Sunday’s big Super Bowl game. A new 30-second ad for the serial will revisit the interracial family introduced in a series of commercials last year. In the new spot, the family shares a moment around the kitchen table as the African-American dad employs the breakfast cereal to explain to his young daughter that mom is going to have a baby. When the interracial family were first introduced in a commercial last spring, the resulting hate speech prompted the cereal company to shut off the comments section on the Cheerios website.
MISSION TO MARS
Kicking in major bucks for the Veronica Mars movie came with an invite to the set. Series creator Rob Thomas began a crowd-sourcing campaign on Kickstarter last year in hopes of raising money to make the film based on the TV series. The campaign eventually earned $5,702,000, courtesy of more than 91,000 donors who gave as little as one dollar and as much as $10,000. The 50 backers who coughed up $600 or more received a video greeting from actress Kristen Bell, who plays Veronica, while three backers who gave in excess of $8000 were allowed to name a character and play an extra in the movie. “That was the best part,” said Enrico Colantoni, who plays Veronica’s private-eye father in the story. “To see how passionate these people were and how easy it was for them to just write a cheque.”
Source: Vancouver Sun
Sorry, Spandy Andy – you’re not going to the Sochi Winter Games. Best known for his viral YouTube video “Sexy Beach Party in my Sparkly Speedo,” the Albertan street busker says he has been refused entry into Russia after requesting a visa at the Russian embassy in Australia. The performer, real name Andy Rimer, says Russian officials never gave him an official reason for the non-entry, but they were concerned that he didn’t have a ticket to the Games and that he wasn’t an Australian resident. “Now I can’t go fulfill the dream I had of performing there,” he told Red Deer radio station CKGY.
Source: Calgary Herald