China Bans Justin Bieber

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July 24, 2017

China Bans Justin Bieber

Beijing’s Culture Bureau has announced Justin Bieber is banned from performing in China from now on because of his “bad behaviors.”

The bureau explained the decision was made to maintain order in the Chinese market and purify the Chinese performance environment.

In a statement, the bureau said, quote, “We hope that as Justin Bieber matures, he can continue to improve his words and actions, and truly become a singer beloved by the public.”

Bieber was slated to perform in Hong Kong this fall, but now, those plans are up in the air.


Big Surprise:  Michael Phelps Didn't Really Race a Great White 

The Discovery Channel and MICHAEL PHELPS played us all when they said he'd be racing a great white shark last night.

Technically, nobody really SAID Phelps would be swimming anywhere near a shark, but the advertising did try to make people think that. 

In reality, the whole thing was SIMULATED.  They apparently timed a great white, a hammerhead, and a reef shark.  Then they SIMULATED the races, with Phelps going against computer-animated sharks.

Phelps actually DID race in the ocean though, so at least there was that. 

As for the results, he beat the reef shark, but he got crushed by the hammerhead, and he lost to the great white by 2 seconds.


"Home Alone" Dad John Heard Has Died 

Character actor JOHN HEARD died on Friday. 

You'd recognize him from a lot of TV shows and movies, but he's best-known for playing Macaulay Culkin's dad Peter McCallister in the first two "Home Alone" movies . . . or as Tom Hanks' nemesis at the toy company in "Big".

It's a little unclear how he died.  His body was found in a hotel room by a maid.  Apparently, he was staying there while he was recovering from minor back surgery.  His was in his early 70’s.

Police spokesman says he was dead when they arrived, and that his death is "not considered suspicious."