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Bieber charged in Toronto assault, Miami toxicology report released

Thursday, Jan 30, 2014 - 01:42

Jan 30 - The day's top showbiz news and headlines including Justin Bieber turns himself in to Toronto police, details of Bieber's Miami toxicology report are released, and Scarlett Johansson quits her ambassador role with Oxfam. Bob Mezan reports.

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Justin Bieber is leading showbiz headlines again. First, the singer turned himself over to Toronto police on Wednesday (January 29), where he is charged with assaulting a limousine driver. Toronto police said Bieber allegedly struck the limousine driver on the back of the head several times during an altercation in December. The singer was booked then released. Second, a toxicology report from Bieber's recent Miami arrest has been released. It reveals that he had marijuana and prescription anti-anxiety medication in his system. The report did not detail the amounts of the drug found, but police added that he did fail a field sobriety test. Scarlett Johansson has quit her role as an ambassador for Oxfam after she fell out with the group for endorsing an Israeli firm operating in the occupied West Bank. The Hollywood star has become the public face for soda-maker SodaStream and appears in a commercial for the company set to air during the Super Bowl. The multi-million dollar deal has caused a backlash among activists and humanitarian groups because SodaStream's largest factory is based in a Jewish settlement in the occupied West Bank. The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences has revoked a nomination in the best original song category for "Alone Yet Not Alone," after songwriter Bruce Broughton - a former Academy governor - violated Oscar rules and emailed voters about submitting the song for consideration. There will not be a replacement for the song - instead Oscar voters will chose one of the four remaining contenders.

Bieber charged in Toronto assault, Miami toxicology report released

Thursday, Jan 30, 2014 - 01:42

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