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Justin Bieber posts 'new jet' pictures for Christmas

Christmas is turning into a big news day for Justin Bieber. Last year, he announced his "retirement." This year, he showed fans the inside of his new jet.

"New jet for Christmas, and she's beautiful," the pop star said Thursday on Instagram as he posted a selfie with the plane's tricked-out interior in the background. He followed up with a shot of just the interior. 

"Merry Christmas she's a beauty," wrote the 20-year-old, who's been tweeting this week about spending the holiday with his family.

Annnnnd -- the rest of us got gift cards.

Given the Ministry's minimal (read, nonexistent) experience with private-jet purchases, we can't exactly peg this one's make and model at a glance, but even a smallish plane in this category would carry a multimillion-dollar price tag for a solo owner.

Perhaps by "new," Bieber meant it was new to him? New in general?

Or perhaps Bieber just gets a kick out of sparking crazy Bieber headlines with little or no effort?

Seriously, even manager Scooter...

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Dustin Diamond, a.k.a. Screech, charged with stabbing a man in Wisconsin

"Saved by the Bell" actor Dustin Diamond was charged Friday with second-degree recklessly endangering safety, disorderly conduct and carrying a concealed weapon after a Wisconsin bar fight late Christmas night. 

A Port Washington, Wis., police report said the former child star, famous for playing Screech on the sitcom "Saved by the Bell," admitted accidentally stabbing a man while defending his fiancee from two men, according to the Associated Press.

An earlier report alleged his date punched a woman who was trying to take a picture of the couple. The fiancee was arrested on a disorderly conduct charge, the AP said.

In court, Diamond saw his bail boosted to $10,000 from $1,000. He had been arrested in the wee hours Friday on initial charges of possession of a switchblade knife, carrying a concealed weapon and first-degree recklessly endangering safety, a felony, according to the Ozaukee County Sheriff's Department website.

The second-degree endangering charge is also a felony, the AP...

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Patrick Stewart crumbles under assault from singing, dancing Santa hat

Patrick Stewart may be a fine actor, but even he couldn't act as if his singing, dancing, light-up Christmas hat was anything but ridiculous. 

The 74-year-old's wife, Sunny Ozell, appears to be the one giggling behind the camera throughout the video, above, which she uploaded to YouTube on Christmas Eve and Stewart sent out on Twitter with the greeting, "Merry Christmas!"

Stewart makes a valiant but not altogether successful attempt to maintain a straight face while the hat serenades him with "We Are Santa's Elves."

(This random YouTube guy actually did slightly better with the deadpan back in 2011, perhaps because his hat had no lights? At any rate, the woman behind the camera in that effort caved to her giggles as badly as Ozell did.)

You'd think Stewart's time hooked up to Cerebro would have prepared him for this kind of seasonal challenge ...

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Dustin Diamond, Screech from 'Saved By the Bell,' arrested after fight

Dustin Diamond, who famously played Screech on the sitcom "Saved by the Bell," was arrested early Friday in Wisconsin on charges including recklessly endangering safety in the first degree, a felony.

The actor was taken into custody in Ozaukee County, north of Milwaukee, the county sheriff's department confirmed.

According to the department's website, Diamond was being held in lieu of $1,000 bail on the felony charge as well as two Class A misdemeanors: possession of a switchblade knife and carrying a concealed weapon.

Though a department spokeswoman said more details were not expected to be made public until after the actor's court appearance, scheduled for 1:30 p.m. local time, Gossip Cop reported that the actor and his girlfriend were arrested at home after an alleged bar fight.

Diamond's girlfriend allegedly punched another woman who was antagonizing them, the website said. Diamond defended his girlfriend, the website said, and the two went home.

The former child star, now 37,...

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Amy Adams says she's 'frustrated, confused' over nixed 'Today' spot

Amy Adams is "frustrated" over the cancellation of her "Today" show interview earlier this week in the wake of the Sony hacking saga.

The actress was slated to appear on the NBC morning show on Monday to promote Tim Burton's "Big Eyes," in which she stars as painter Margaret Keane. However, Adams' reluctance to discuss the massive cyber attack on Sony Pictures and terms for the appearance didn't sit well with "Today" producers, prompting them to pull the interview altogether just minutes before it was set to air.

"As a news program, the 'Today' show doesn't allow guests to put restrictions on interviews," the show said in a statement at the time. "In this case, after hours of discussion we felt uncomfortable with the demands being made and we determined the best course of action for all parties involved was to cancel the interview."


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Hayden Panettiere is 'limping around' after childbirth, debuts Kaya

Hayden Panettiere introduced daughter Kaya to the world -- and provided a whole lot of information to go along with her. 

The "Nashville" star, her fiance Wladimir Klitschko and daughter Kaya Evdokia took over the Jan. 12 cover of People magazine, and the actress opened up about her post-partum life.

"I'm limping around. I'm still trying to figure out what [pregnancy] has done to my body, how it's changed it. What's temporary and what's permanent," the petite star said of the "surreal experience."

"I feel like an 80-year-old woman trying to go down the stairs, you know -- please tell me this is temporary! But I know some things will never be the same again," she quipped.

The actress and her towering boxer beau, who pose for the cover in all-white ensembles, welcomed their first child on Dec. 9. Kaya weighed in at 7 pounds, 14 ounces, and measured 20 inches long.

The 25-year-old said she was "grateful" for her epidural and it sounds like she's also grateful for Klitschko's mother, who's...

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