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Thursday, May 31

Puff Diddly Pooh's son Justin Combs has received a scholarship to play football for UCLA. We talked about this a long time ago, but it's got some people upset because he obviously doesn't need it. Diddy has made an estimated $45 million over the past year alone, according to Forbes.com. As one UCLA student put it, "UCLA's athletic department needs to consider the fact that perhaps there is another athlete on the football team, who could perhaps really use this scholarship." However, here's how the school defended its decision, "Unlike need-based scholarships, athletic scholarships are awarded to students strictly on the basis of their athletic and academic ability, and not on a student’s financial need. Athletic scholarships, such as those awarded to football or basketball players, do not rely on state funds." There's no word from Diddy on the "controversy". Do you think he should give the money back?

Snowboarding superstar Shaun White aka "The Flying Tomato" is hooking up with "Maxim" magazine's hottest woman in the world, Bar Refaeli in the Hot Couple Alert. Witnesses say they were hanging out at a club in New York City on Sunday night, where they were, "dancing, hugging and kissing" well into Monday morning. In fact, as the New York Post elegently put it, "They hit the dance floor, where they were going for the gold in the canoodle-a-thon. They were all over each other. They were dancing, hugging, kissing — you name it." Shaun walked Bar to his car later in the night and let her drive it home. He then went back in the club to party with two other women. Nice. Ironically, Bar did a photo shoot for this years Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue where she posed with other Olympic athletes like Michael Phelps, Rafael Nadal and Chris Paul for a pictorial called "Bar & the Boys." Shaun wasn't included.

The biggest unanswered question about "Anchorman:  The Legend Continues" has been answered: Christina Applegate is on board. That's according to David Koechner, who plays sportscaster Champ Kind. He adds, "It's set around the advent of the 24-hour news channel. They're writing a script right now so no specific details.

Tim Daly from "Private Practice" went to Twitter yesterday to announce that he's been fired. He will not be back for the next season. Shonda Rhimes has written his character Pete Wilder out after five seasons.

Justin Bieber can still ignite teenage hysteria. He certainly did in Norway. Norwegian police were reportedly "on the verge of declaring a state of emergency in Oslo" yesterday, after tens of thousands of fans flooded the city. Justin was there to perform a free six-song set for a primetime special on NBC and the chaos got so bad that local officials asked him to take the stage early before all hell broke loose. At one point, a "security officer" claimed that "about 15 girls had passed out." Justin was safely tucked away at a "secret location," waiting for a helicopter to pick him up and take him to the stage. But he was aware of the insanity. He Tweeted, "Norway: Please listen to the police. I don't want anyone getting hurt. I want everything to go to plan but your safety must come first. For the show to happen you must all listen to the police. We're all concerned for your safety and I want what is best for you. Please listen." The performance did happen, and it'll be featured on the special "Justin Bieber Believe:  All Around the World" on Thursday, June 21st.

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Topics : Disaster_AccidentEntertainment_Culture
Locations : Oslo
People : Justin Bieber

05/31/2012 6:30AM
Thursday, May 31
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