HOTLIST – 2.16.17

JUSTIN BIEBER: Investigated for Assault

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Justin Bieber has been accused of assaulting a man in Cleveland after last year’s NBA Finals.

You may recall the video of the Bieb tussling with the alleged victim back in June. The man says the singer grabbed his sunglass and then attacked him for taking a pic. The alleged victim says he had to be hospitalized with a concussion, among other injuries.

TMZ says the guy waited this long to file a report because he was trying to settle with Bieber, but he refused.

No charges have been filed.


ASHTON KUTCHER: Testifies About Modern-Day Slavery

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Ashton Kutcher testified about modern-day slavery today (Wednesday) on Capitol Hill.

The Two and a Half Men star gave an impassioned 15-minute speech during a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on human trafficking. Addressing the “trolls” who criticize the actor for taking up the issue, Ashton said this is his “day job, and I’m sticking to it.”

The serious proceedings were broken up when Senator John McCain teased the star by saying, “Ashton, you were better looking in the movies.” Kutcher then blew the senator a kiss.


HOLLYWOOD BUZZ

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Mel Gibson is in early talks to direct the sequel to Suicide Squad, according to Variety. It would be his first directing gig for a major studio since Braveheart in 1995.

Mel Gibson and John Lithgow have been cast as the fathers of Mark Wahlberg and Will Ferrell for the sequel to Daddy’s Home.

Jared Leto will make his directorial debut with the police thriller 77L.A. Confidential author James Ellroy wrote the script.

Robert Downey Junior will star in Man of the People, the true story of con-man Dr. John Brinkley, who scammed his way to fame and fortune in the 1930s with a sleazy radio show combining fake medicine and populist politics.

Ryan Murphy has confirmed that the fourth season of American Crime Story will focus on the Monica Lewinsky sex scandal, and Sarah Paulson will be in the cast.

Actor Jimmy Vee, who has appeared in such works as Harry Potter and Doctor Who, will take over the role of R2-D2 in the upcoming Star Wars film The Last Jedi. Kenny Baker, who played the droid in previous films, died last year at age 81.

Jason Biggs will take the lead role in the new ABC sitcom Charlie Foxtrot, playing a nerdy dentist who’s taking care of his nieces and nephews while his brother is deployed in Iraq.

Good Morning America‘s Lara Spencer will host the limited ABC series People Icons, which will focus on some of the magazine’s iconic covers. The show premieres on March 7th.


 

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