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Justin Bieber hits a pedestrian while driving

Police say Justin Bieber struck a pedestrian with his car in Hollywood.
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Police say Justin Bieber struck a pedestrian with his car in Hollywood.

Los Angeles police say Justin Bieber (right) struck a pedestrian with his car in Hollywood, but there was no crime and the injuries aren’t life-threatening. Lieutenant Craig Valenzuela says Bieber’s car collided with someone — possibly a photographer — at 11:45 p.m. Monday in the 8800 block of Sunset Boulevard. Valenzuela says nobody was cited or arrested and officers determined no crime was committed. He says investigators are trying to determine whether the pedestrian was in the roadway. A video posted by shows Bieber getting into a white Ferrari. He is surrounded by paparazzi and as the car drives off, one falls to the ground and grips his knee. A request for comment from Bieber’s publicist, Melissa Victor, wasn’t immediately returned.

Louganis to marry

Former Olympic diving champion Greg Louganis plans to get married this fall. People magazine says the 53-year-old Louganis will marry paralegal Johnny Chaillot. The four-time gold medalist is the only man to win consecutive Olympic titles in springboard and platform diving — in 1984 at Los Angeles and 1988 at Seoul. After his diving career ended, Louganis revealed he was gay in 1994 and announced he was HIV-positive a year later. Louganis is helping Olympic hopefuls as an athlete mentor for USA Diving. He’s also been featured as a coach on ABC’s reality diving competition ‘‘Splash.’’

Saatchi admits assault

Prominent British art collector Charles Saatchi has admitted assault and accepted a police caution after published photos showed him grasping the throat of his wife, celebrity chef Nigella Lawson. In Tuesday’s editions, The London Evening Standard newspaper quoted him as saying that he had approached police to discuss the incident after seeking legal advice.

Crowd-funding for Franco


Following crowd-funding campaigns from ‘‘Veronica Mars’’ and Zach Braff, James Franco is trying to raise $500,000 to bankroll a trilogy of movies. Franco on Monday night started a campaign on Indiegogo, a crowd-funding alternative to Kickstarter. Franco isn’t trying to direct the films; he’s raising money so that a collection of young filmmakers can adapt his 2011 short story collection, ‘‘Palo Alto.’’

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