Justin Bieber is blaming food poisoning for forcing him to quit the stage for the second time during his South American tour. This time he drew boos from a huge crowd in Buenos Aires’s River Plate stadium who paid up to $320 to see their idol, who started an hour and a half late, perform Sunday night. ‘‘I’m not feeling too good, I think I’m out of energy,’’ he told the crowd after nearly an hour, saying he was sorry and blowing a kiss before walking off the stage. Bieber posted a photo on Twitter showing himself receiving intravenous fluids, and his manager, Scooter Braun, came to his defense Monday saying Bieber’s food poisoning was so severe that he spent eight hours on an IV drip before the show, and doctors advised canceling. The 19-year-old star also walked off the stage in Brazil, ending a concert early after someone threw a plastic bottle at him; a Brazilian woman posted pictures of him crashed in bed after a night at a strip club, and Brazilian police tried unsuccessfully to question him about defacing a public building with graffiti, a crime that carries a year’s prison sentence. In Argentina, girls caused such a ruckus outside the Faena hotel in Buenos Aires that Bieber had to leave. He then flew to Cordoba for a Friday night concert and still had enough energy to take his entourage to a Buenos Aires nightclub early Saturday morning. Bieber’s next concert is set for Tuesday night in Santiago, Chile.
ABC’s Robach has cancer
A month after undergoing a mammogram on ‘‘Good Morning America,’’ ABC’s Amy Robach said Monday she has breast cancer and will have a double mastectomy and reconstructive surgery this week. The 40-year-old correspondent admitted she had been reluctant to have the public mammogram but went ahead after ‘‘GMA’’ anchor Robin Roberts told her that if the story saved one life, it would be worth it. Robach is married to actor Andrew Shue and has two children.
All you need is discipline
John Lennon apparently wasn’t an advocate of peace and love in high school. A pair of the late Beatle’s detention sheets from 1955 and 1956 show him being punished for ‘‘fighting in class,’’ “shoving,’’ and being a general nuisance. The sheets from Quarry Bank High School for Boys in Liverpool are to be sold online by Tracks
Auction.com this month.
“[S]o I sent him a note going, ‘Dude . . . what the [expletive] is wrong with you?’ ” - George Clooney, in Esquire, on a prickly exchange he had with actor Russell Crowe.