Bieber behavior flagged
Argentines are expressing outrage over the latest scandal to emerge from Justin Bieber’s wild tour through Buenos Aires, saying the way he treated the Argentine flag shows he has no respect for his fans or the country. Videos from Saturday night’s concert show how Bieber (right) reacted when fans tossed two Argentine flags onto the stage. Most musicians on world tours usually hold up the flags in appreciation to their fans. Not Bieber. The videos show him treating the flags like dirty rags, using his shoes and then a microphone stand to sweep them off the stage. Bieber’s manager Scooter Braun tweeted that Bieber will be back to Argentina, where insulting the flag is a crime punishable by up to four years in prison.
Alleged stalker jailed
A Canadian woman on trial for allegedly stalking Alec Baldwin has been ordered to jail for 30 days over a series of courtroom outbursts. Manhattan Criminal Court Judge Robert Mandelbaum issued the punishment Wednesday to Genevieve Sabourin (right) after finding her in contempt of court. She replied, ‘‘I didn’t do anything!’’ The judge had warned Sabourin repeatedly about speaking out during her trial. She continued to interrupt, saying she didn’t trust her lawyer. Sabourin also began testifying Wednesday. Baldwin and prosecutors say she conducted a campaign of harassment that escalated from calls and e-mails to showing up at his homes. She says Baldwin was ‘‘flirtatious’’ when they met and a sexual relationship ensued. Baldwin denies it, calling her actions ‘‘like something out of Hitchcock.’’
‘50 Shades’ release pushed back to 2015
The release of the big-screen adaptation of ‘‘Fifty Shades of Grey’’ has been postponed until 2015. The film had been scheduled to open in August next year, but Universal Pictures announced Wednesday that it will now debut on Valentine’s Day in 2015. The production of ‘‘Fifty Shades of Grey’’ has not gone according to plan. ‘‘Sons of Anarchy’’ star Charlie Hunnam dropped out of the project shortly after his high-profile casting as billionaire Christian Grey. Jamie Dornan (right) replaced him opposite actress Dakota Johnson, and the start of production was pushed from November to December.
Cheadle as Miles Davis
Don Cheadle (right) will play Miles Davis in a biopic the actor has long planned on the innovative jazz pioneer. BiFrost Pictures told the Associated Press on Wednesday that it will finance and produce ‘‘Kill the Trumpet Player,’’ with Cheadle also making his directorial debut. The script is written by Cheadle and Steven Baigelman. Ewan McGregor will costar as a Rolling Stone reporter, and Zoe Saldana will play Frances Davis, the trumpet player’s former wife. Davis collaborator Herbie Hancock will be involved in the production.