Bieber's home raided by police, West files lawsuit
Tuesday, January 14, 2014 - 01:30
Jan. 14 - The latest showbiz news including Justin Bieber's home searched by police in a vandalism case, and Kanye West files a lawsuit against a digital currency company. Roselle Chen reports.
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Police searched teen pop star Justin Bieber's California home on Tuesday (January 14) in a vandalism case linked to the singer and arrested a man at the house for drug possession, according to officials. Celebrity news website TMZ identified the man as aspiring rapper Lil Za, real name Xavier Smith. Detectives raided Bieber's home after he was accused of pelting his neighbor's house with eggs. The case is being treated as a felony because it caused $20,000 in damages, according to the homeowner.
Kanye West has filed a lawsuit against a digital currency company for trademark infringement. In court documents, West claims Coinye is using his likeness to promote its company. The logo of the coin features a cartoon-like image of West. Coinye, also known as crypto-currency, is similar to Bitcoin, a paperless currency people can use like cash anywhere in the world.
The family of late pop star Michael Jackson lost its bid for a new trial against concert promoter AEG Live, whICH had been cleared of liability in the singer's death. A Los Angeles judge ruled that Jackson's mother and children did not have standing for a re-trial after their attorneys argued last month that jury instructions were confusing and not wide enough in scope.
Outkast have announced plans to reunite and embark on a world tour. The duo will headline California's Coachella music festival in April and will continue to tour around the world. The group shot to fame in the 90s and early 2000s with hits like "Hey-Ya," "Ms. Jackson," and "Rosa Parks."
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