Justin Bieber has apologized after video emerged of him telling what many have deemed a racist joke. The clip, which was published by British tabloid The Sun over the weekend, shows a then 15-year-old Bieber asking, "Why are black people afraid of chainsaws?", after which he repeatedly says, "Run, n**ger," as if he is revving an engine. In a statement Sunday to The Associated Press, the 20-year-old pop star says, "I'm very sorry. I take all my friendships with people of all cultures very seriously and I apologize for offending or hurting anyone with my childish and inexcusable behavior." He adds, "I thought it was ok to repeat hurtful words and jokes, but I didn't realize at the time that it wasn't funny and that in fact my actions were continuing the ignorance."
Ray J, a singer better known for his sex tape with Kim Kardashian than his music career, was arrested at a Beverly Hills hotel on Friday night. Police were called to the Beverly Wilshire Hotel after Ray J allegedly grabbed a woman's butt. Cops determined it was an accident, but Ray J reportedly got so heated following questioning that he kicked in the side window of a police car and spit on one of the officers. He was then charged with vandalism, resisting arrest and battery on a police officer. Bravo, Kim -- looks like you dodged a bullet.
Melissa Etheridge and her fiancee Linda Wallem got hitched over the weekend. The couple exchanged vows on Saturday at the San Ysidro Ranch in Montecito, California. The following morning, Etheridge took to Twitter to share a happy photo of the two, along with the caption, "True love...so blessed. 'By the power invested in me by the state of California...' Thanks." Etheridge announced her engagement last September after the Supreme Court ruled in favor of marriage equality.
Variety reports that The Arsenio Hall Show has been canceled. CBS had previously announced that the show would return for a second season. However, the network ultimately decided that the show would "not be financially viable." Unfortunately, The Arsenio Hall Show will not return for a second season; while there are many loyal fans of the show, the series did not grow its audience enough to continue," CBS said in a statement. "Arsenio is a tremendous talent and we’d like to thank him for all the hard work and energy he put into the show."
NEW MUSIC This week, Miranda Lambert releases Platinum. The country superstar's fifth studio album includes hit singles “Automatic” and “Somethin’ Bad,” which features Carrie Underwood. Meanwhile, Pretty Little Liars actress Lucy Hale premieres Road Between, her debut studio album. And singer-songwriter Andrew Bird releases Things Are Really Great Here, Sort Of…, a collection of tunes originally recorded by the Handsome Family. Also dropping this week is 50 Cent's Animal Ambition, the rapper's fifth studio album and his first release since 2009’s Before I Self Destruct.
PRIME TIME TV
The Bachelorette on ABC
24: Live Another Day on Fox (As tension increases between President Heller and Prime Minister Davies, one of them takes matters into his own hands; Jack wants to use someone unexpected as bait in order to locate Margot; suspicions are raised about Kate's husband)
Louie (CK) on FX (Mother nature takes control of Louie's life)
WWE Monday Night RAW on USA (Did WWE Champion Daniel Bryan surrender his title at Payback? Who survived the Last Man Standing match?)
LATE NIGHT TV
David Letterman: Donald Trump, Indianapolis 500 winner Ryan Hunter-Reay
Jimmy Fallon: Ricky Gervais, Ansel Elgort, Miranda Lambert
Craig Ferguson: Bob Newhart, Constance Zimmer
Seth Meyers: Nick Offerman, Megan Mullally, Gilbert Gottfried, Kip Moore
Daily Show: Robert DeNiro
Colbert Report: Thomas Piketty
At Midnight: Greg Proops, Alison Rosen, Dana Gould
Chelsea Lately: Kelly Osbourne, Chris Franjola, Jessimae Peluso, Brad Wollack
Conan O'Brien: Kellan Lutz, Kate McKinnon, Gary Vider