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Celebs news: Justin Bieber apologizes to Bill Clinton; Jon Hamm to host ESPYs

Bieber apology to Clinton

Justin Bieber has apologized by phone to Bill Clinton for cursing the former president and spraying his photo with cleaning fluid in a New York City restaurant kitchen earlier this year. Clinton’s office said Thursday the pop star called and ‘‘he apologized and offered to help the Clinton Foundation.’’ Clinton’s office declined to provide any other details. A video released Wednesday by TMZ.com shows the 19-year-old Bieber urinating in a mop bucket as he and others race through the restaurant kitchen. Before exiting, Bieber sprays the Clinton photo and drops the f-bomb in reference to the former president. (AP)

Hamm to host ESPYs

Jon Hamm is going from a presenter to host of the ESPY Awards. It’s a natural segue for the former three-sport prep athlete, who is unabashed in his love for his hometown St. Louis Cardinals. Hamm called himself a ‘‘pretty good’’ high school player. But he’s quick to note he was never a threat to make it in the professional ranks. That’s why the 42-year-old actor best known as Don Draper on AMC’s ‘‘Mad Men’’ wants to keep the focus on the athletes when he hosts the annual show honoring the year’s best sports moments. It airs live on ESPN on July 17. (AP)

More Bond for Mendes

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Sam Mendes is coming back to direct another James Bond film with Daniel Craig following the enormously successful ‘‘Skyfall.’’ The British director had said earlier that ‘‘Skyfall’’ would be his lone entry in the 007 canon, but Bond producers and Sony Pictures announced his return Thursday. Mendes recently debuted an adaptation of ‘‘Charlie & the Chocolate Factory’’ in London. The as-yet-untitled Bond film is to be released in fall 2015. (AP)

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